Channel: Riyadul Haqq
A detailed commentary of Surat Al Balad containing the following topics
English translation of Surt Al Balad
The prophecy regarding the conquest of Makkah
Reflecting on the difficult life of Rasulullah SW
Allahs favours upon us and being questioned about them on the day of judgement
What is salvation
The encouragement to feed the hungry, look after orphans and free the slaves
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Once again, we gather for the monthly report.
Having started from the end of the
beginning with sort of demand, we now find ourselves with the 90s of the
sort of rebellion
is also known as sort of La oxen
taking the name of the surah from the first words
of the surah.
And more famously, it's known as sort of the bullet meaningly again, taken from a verse of the Quran
and the city is a reference to market
by Rich last panel who swears in the sorta as he also swears by manga in other sorts of
so this is sort of a ballad, also known as sort of La oxen. And it's the 19th thought of the Quran and this is what we will be reading and learning about today.
lapsim is a very deadly macam surah revealed in the early days of the prophets of the love it was cinemas mission in Makkah, and some orlimar many orlimar believe that in order of revelation, it was actually the 35th source of the book and to be revealed.
So let's begin.
Rahim loves and we'll be having bellet I'll give a very simple
literal translation of the source and then we will study its meaning
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name. I swear by this city
one room behind and
watch you are
in this city
by the parents
and the offspring
by parents and offspring
lot of holopainen insanity indeed we have created man in distress
that already here
does he think that no one will have power over him? Your poor look doorman and look at that. He says I have spent abundant wealth.
I asked him what
does he think
that no one has seen him
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have we not create Have We not made for him to
what his son on worship
and a tongue and two lips What are they know whom that thing and have we not guided him to the to clear paths
for an acrobat
so why doesn't see
scale the ascent
And what will tell you of what the centers
for Yeoman Lima Sahaba, or the feed
in a day of hunger,
yet even the proper
have relation on the scheme than a robber
or a pole
or a destitute
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then he is of those who have believed
and who have counseled each other
and who have counseled each other,
to mercy. without us having Lehman. These are the P these are the companions of the rights.
When levina Catherine Biya Tina, who was horrible, Mashallah, and those who have disbelieved in our signs,
are the companions of the left, or the people of the left,
I don't even know
is a closed fire.
That's a very simple and literal translation of sortable. But
is the meaning and message of this order?
As I've mentioned before,
we always need to understand the context
of any sort of any verse of the Quran in order to fully appreciate and understand its meaning a message. And since all of that was revealed in the very early days of approximately equal sometimes puppeted, in muckety, muck around
the people who were being addressed, the topics that were being tackled, and the message that was being delivered, although ultimately it will be it would be universal and eternal. its initial delivery, its initial setting and context was Makkah and its people and its peculiar, and individual circumstances at the time. Now, in the early days of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stain,
there were no laws, the Muslims were very few in number one, there were very few laws, Muslims were very few in number, they could not really gather for congregational worship, there was no real sense of a community that will be governed by communal laws. Rather, these were scattered individuals, many of them weak, oppressed,
and will be unable to do much and often who are persecuted by the orange.
in that setting, the arrange the province of the love island was one of them, was initially attempting to
educate the French, on very similar on the very simple and salient points of Islam, namely,
profited from a loss.
But luck communicates to his creation, through the messengers also.
This belief and attitude to life that they have of
wanton abandon, of no concern or fear, no preparation for any life after death, they genuinely believed and lived accordingly. They believe that in here in La Jolla, Dona Dona Ana Mota was
seen as a lot boats in the poor, that
there is nothing but this worldly life.
We die and we live and we are not wants to be resurrected. So the branch along with being indignant about being told to abandon
the worship of idols, something else which they could not get their head around and which they refuse to accept, from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in which he was actually trying to educate them on and make them see the light of was the fact that this were this life on earth is not the only life or period of existence, there was something before. And there's definitely something afterwards to which we are heading.
But we were
the people of Makkah, primarily, they rejected any notion, any belief of life after death. So the also since they were persecuting the Prophet sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam, and the Muslims,
although they nominally believed in Allah, ultimately, their belief and pride wasn't their own power and strength. And so many of the Muslim students speak about the messengers of Allah, and their relationship with a lost power
and their relationship
with the opponents throughout history in the previous surah, which we did last month, sort of the shrimps the sutra ended with the topic of the people of
the Moodle with the law is in backlash, haha, certainly last spoke about the people of the moon, a people a nation, a civilization, that the Arabs of Mecca and its surroundings were well aware of, and olara minds and that they were minds here, and far stronger, far more capable than you and more numerous than you are. And yet, when they rejected the messengers of Allah, and their message, when they persecuted the messengers of Allah and their followers, ultimate Doom befell them. So in comparison to them, or people of our age, you are extremely weak, if your opposition continues to assault Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and if you persist in your ways, then the same fate will
befall you as befell these nations whose dwellings you have seen, whose stories and accounts you're well aware of them you're familiar with, since Allah always spoke to them about those nations that they were familiar with.
So these are some of the themes of the Muslim swords. And since as I said earlier on, there were very few laws to be followed even a prayer of czaka, of pilgrimage or any of the other detailed social, religious communal laws that were introduced later in Muslim life in Medina, initially, the Koran and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, focus focused on door he on inviting the arrange to the oneness of the last panel,
and to the abandoning of the worship of idols. So not all of these things are covered in sort of a ballad, but some of these topics are addressed. So I've gone through the simple translation, let's go through some of the verses in detail and we'll learn more. First of all, the last panel with Anna again swears by something.
Sometimes, as well as by himself, sometimes he swears by an object in this creation, sometimes it may be simple, natural phenomena, sometimes a person or a group of people who are great, sometimes the object
or the thing by which Allah swears may apparently not mean much. But when we reflect on that particular thing, and we ponder over it, then we realize the truly great significance and the greatness of that thing by which Allah swears, and to which he is inviting our attention and our reflection. So the first verse, which in which our last panel data swears by something Allah says in this in this verse, the opposition will be higher than
men, law men. It's, it's to grab and arrest the attention of the listeners.
Beginning with the negative law, soon we'll be having but
I do swear by the city.
minute, won't once you are in this city. I'd explained that in a moment. But here last panel who swears by two things, prime
Verily Allah swears by this city and they either arrange knew exactly
what Allah was referring to the sacred and blessed and secure city of Makkah Tomoko.
lapsim will be handled better than Hey, I swear by the city, Allah swears by magecart another verses of the Quran, Athena was a boon to receiving were hardenability amin
by the thick
and the olive. What What do you see me and by Mount Sinai, well hardenability Ameen. And this secure city mock up.
And I've explained before that
swearing by the fig in the army is ultimately a reference to
bait and muck this Jerusalem and its surroundings. So Allah has an effect swearing by three places by the fig and the olive. This is a reference to beat them up this Jerusalem and its surroundings. So Allah swears by later mock this Jerusalem and its vicinity. What Dean was a dorm will have the ability within was a tumor to be seen and by Mount Sinai will have the ability to mean and the secure city. So why does the last whereby Jerusalem by Mount Sinai and by this secure city, sort of thing. Simple. These three places were blessed with the presence of many of the large chosen messengers and prophets. It was a point of contact between the creator and the creation. These
places were the locations are spots, where the chosen servants have a large trend where they lived where they walked, where they bought the message of Allah and they also suffered for the sake of Allah. So Jerusalem, Mount Sinai where Prophet Musa alayhis salaam received the revelation and spoke to Allah and McDermott Allah. So here to LA swears only by the city of Mecca, la sin will be higher than bended knee, I swear by the city, the secure city of maka. maka has many virtues and we could spend
an eternity discussing the blessed nature, the sacred nature and the virtues of Mcdo karma. But
when the orange as Muslims, we can understand the virtue and the beauty of Makkah. Before the orange, remember originally and primarily this message was for the ranch. So what was it for them to understand about the city of Mecca? What was the last panel with an attorney meant to reflect on to ponder?
First of all, the orange mean
that that position, as I've explained in sort of the field,
and sort of arrange,
mean that numerically,
and in terms of ultimate wealth and power, they were dwarfed by the other powers and tribes in the region.
And yet, they enjoy great prestige far beyond their numbers far beyond their wealth, and their size and status and their political power, or the military strength
was recognized. Makkah was able to send some of its leading citizens as ambassadors, and they were received as diplomats
in the capitals of the surrounding empires and other senior in Byzantine Roman society Persia.
Why did they enjoy such a status?
And why did all the Arab tribes of Arabia pay homage to them? Why did they respect them? They enjoyed all these trade routes and great safety. Why? It was all out of respect for the city of Makkah mocha.
And mocha was a miracle Even then, as I explained last month,
last week, actually, that
maka, when Ibrahim alayhis salam on the property, Brahim Salaam, settled his baby son is Marina de his Salam and his mother, just two individuals, a mother and a baby in the barren valley of Makkah.
There was not a blade of grass, not a single blade of vegetation. There wasn't an animal to be seen or a bird to be seen in the air. There was not a drop of water. It was barren land
towering mount that the Prophet Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam settled his family.
And he prayed for them. And it was the effect of his prayer the blessing of his prayer. That last panel horadada answered his Dora answered his prayer and blessed Makkah and allowed it to thrive in the way that it did. In that barren land, a lot remains to arrange our mK 11 Carmen Amina huge by Elena Murat cliche respond melodrama
that has not made
the sanctuary of Mecca.
Have We not made it a secure and safe sanctuary?
To which the fruits of every provision, every sustenance, are brought from everywhere.
As a provision from ourselves in another verse, do they not reflect on the fact that they are secure with the fullness and wholeness?
And yet, people all around them are being snatched. So, for the Moroccans in the city of Makkah, there was there was a sanctuary there was great safety, there was great respect people traveled and paid homage. All of this was a blessing in the virtue of McDonnell karma, but the surroundings, there was anarchy, there was lawlessness, there was no rule. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, in various verses of the Quran, such as in salt and fields sort of rage. and elsewhere, Allah reminds the people of mcgavock rage of his immense bounties and favors to them. And here, la swears by the same city, the secure and safe city of Macedonia.
Furthermore, the arrows despite all their differences, they all regarded Mugu to be a sacred place. So it may seem rather odd, but throughout the year, they would be warring battling with each other. And yet, in this sacred months, especially in the season of pilgrimage, people will travel from all over Arabia, enemies would siege, but would leave each other alone. All arms were put to rest in
the animals were not to be harmed. The vegetation was not to be harmed. People were not to be harmed. And there was supposed to be respect for everyone and the Arabs actually honored that there are great fairs, they're great gatherings, they're great consultations to place and mock them karma, all this power and prestige was beyond the true possession and the true wealth and power of the poor. Ah, so this was a large, great favor to them. And they knew that so a lot embarrasses them, Allah shames them olara minds, that this is the place where you live and whose fruit you enjoy.
And yet, you rebel against the same Allah who provided all this for you. And not only that, but his chosen messenger.
Who hitherto you accepted, and you recognize as being honest and trustworthy and truthful. And you have no objection against him. All of a sudden, when he invites you to that same law, you turn against them, you're opposing you persecute him, and this is what law refers to in the next verse. One human behavior. May I swear by the city wants you are hella hidden meaning you are Hello, you are lawful in the city. What does that mean you are lawful, it refers to two things.
It refers to the reality on the ground, then in Makkah, and refers to a prophecy.
The reality on the in on the ground was
that the courage
they respected the garden
and the mustard of
the sacred, most sacred machine.
People travel from all over Arabia.
And they will find peace and sanctuary in the city of
enemies were passed by age
and yet they would do no harm to one another.
And the Arabs
they avoided a number of things,
simply because they feared that people would speak.
So they would often say we refused to do this.
Less the Arabs and by the Arabs, they meant all the remaining Arabs of the Arabian Peninsula.
Less the Arabs say this of the rich so they have this position of prestige
Honor, which everyone recognized because they were the custodians of the machine of the holy house of the gather of Allah. So they were very mindful of this position of this prestige. So the branch they harmed No. They upheld that law of respecting of sanctifying of grants and security, and a pass to even their enemies in the season of Hajj in the season of pilgrimage in Angola. And whenever anyone would visit Macedon.
And as I explained again two weeks ago, this is the meaning of harm. harm means forbidden, but it also means sacred.
So a thing could be forbidden. Because of its terrible nature, or impure nature. Something could be forbidden and out of bounds because of its beauty, its greatness, its sanctity, its holiness. So this is the haraam nature of muckety muck.
The Arabs recognize that
people are not to be harmed, even their enemies were not to be harmed. So they considered the the enemies to be harangue in Macau. They considered other tribes to be harm everyone considered everyone to be harmed, meaning forbidden out of bounds with an aura of sanctity about them whilst
and yet the Quraysh
who, because of the sanctity of Makkah through Makarova respected, gave peace gave security and sanctuary to everybody else. They can and they considered everybody had arm, the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala, they considered Heller
in that they would harm him, they would taunt him, they would persecute him, and that was a travesty.
This is why, six years later, well, many six years after the Hydra, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam traveled with approximately 1400 Tabare on the allowing him to market through karma in order to perform the ombre. He was prevented from entering the city, and he has a camp at a location approximately six miles from Makkah, known as a beer.
There, they waited, negotiating their entry into muckety muck aroma, the Polish forbade them entry, and what was maddening at the time for this hubbub of the law.
And what enraged them
is that this was unprecedented. The Quraysh had never done this to anybody in all of their tribal wars and battles in all of their squabbles. During the days of ignorance. All their enemy tribes were allowed free entry into muckety muck around their quarrels. That was their battles were out of the city,
out of the seasons or pilgrimage out of the sacred months, but
when it came to the sort of last little alarm, it was in them and the Muslims in the sixth year of hedger, they did something unprecedent which is they forbade the profits of the law it was from entering the city. So what they did later, they had been doing throughout the profit stay in Makkah sallallahu Sallam which is they considered me to be Haram. They considered the masjid to be Haram. They could they even respected the whole man the sanctity of their enemies, and when they came to Makkah, and when he came to us all lots of love it was they considered him.
It was open season, they had a free ticket, to taunt him to throw jabs at him, to persecute him to harm him and his followers. And the only reason they physically didn't harm him was, as I've explained on many occasions, at least for the first 10 years of his prophethood because of the balance of power and the protection of his clan been rehashing.
But as soon as he lost the protection of the new hashing, how did that happen? Because I will blindly the leader of the new hash in one of his uncle's as soon as he died in the 50th year of the province of the law, it was live, and 10 years after his prophethood the leadership of the new Hashim went over to his
bitter and staunch enemy, implacable enemy of will let him who was also his uncle. So when Abu lahab assumed leadership of the climate bundle Hashem he withdrew that protection from his own nephew from a member of his own clan, as a result of which are sort of loss of the love it was to learn how to seek protection elsewhere. This is when the brain
Realize that we can physically harm him. And this was the point when they did attempt to, as Allah mentions in the Quran, either imprison him, or even kill him.
So they considered Makkah, and its people and its visitors to be haram meaning sacred, but they considered the genuinely haram and sacred individual Rasulullah sallallahu, it was a limb to be Hannah. So this is what Allah refers to laptops and will be higher than blood, what we have well, but again, this is to shame the orange, that I swear by the secure city, which Allah has given you. And in the same secure city, I swear by it, whilst you, O Messenger of Allah, are considered hallowed in the city by the British. And as I said, this was a reflection of the reality on the ground. The second meaning is a prophecy.
He, he is after prophet for many, many years, beyond the revelation of this verse, a lot panelboard the Allah was to allow the prophets from the law, it will send them to enter the city of Makkah as a conqueror.
And he did raise arms or he carried arms into Makkah. But it was only for a moment. And on that day as well, the sort of loss of the love it was one of them said, that let there be no arms, let there be no fighting, let there be no battle in muckety muck. And if anyone says that the Messenger of Allah bought arms in Makkah, then tell them that Allah made the prophets made the city Hello for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for a moment. And then Allah restored the sanctity and it's from his permission. So this is again, a reference and a prophecy to that. And that's what happened. I saw the last alarm, it was Hello in muckety muck aroma in the sense that what was forbidden to
others was momentarily made lawful for us all Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and yet, on that day, what happened? This was a city that persecuted him and drove him out, that killed his followers and fought pitched battles with him for years on end, and eventually, when the province of the law it was an end to the city has a conqueror following the violation of their own peace treaty by the British themselves, and that the allies of the poor Ah,
what was then result was sort of last alarm, I think, or some of them asked them
that what do you expect of me today?
And many of them feared, and some of the companions in their bitterness and in their anger, were also threatening to harm people. And yet also the loss of the loved Marlene or send them said, they use the word, a young young woman, which means today is the day of the great battle. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam changed one letter, lamb manheimer, Surah mahama. And he said, Nay, no, today, a young woman murmur. Today is a day of mercy and compassion. And the British asked him, they stood there had bowed before him in submission, knowing they were vanquished and defeated. For so lots of love. It was one of them, said to them, what do you expect of me, they had all kinds of
fears. But he reassured them he has waged their fears, and he said to them, today, I will say to you, what Yusuf Alayhi Salam said to his brothers, that the three radical young you feel love.
I mean, this day, there will be no retribution against you.
Allow me forgive your sins, and He is the Most Merciful of those who are merciful and compassionate. So even though they considered him Hello Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not
treat them in the same.
He did not reciprocate that attitude and behavior. So this is the meaning of the first two verses that sin will be harmful. But one
night, I swear by the city, once you are Hannah, once you are lawful in the city, that's the meaning of lawful.
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the Father, and the Son by the parent and the offspring.
a reference to men in general
or to the prophets, Adam, Adam, and his progeny and his children.
Like I said earlier on right at the beginning, sometimes Allah swears by something which apparently on this
efis does not seem to be very significant. A loss varies by man.
And a loss whereas by the offspring of man,
lost raised by the parent and the offspring, but this is connected to the next verse.
Allah says we'll live in warmer weather, by the parents,
and by the offspring of hotmail in Santa Fe.
Indeed, we have created man in affliction, in distress, in toil, in misery.
What does this mean?
And this is why the old on the far on the parents and the offspring is connected to the next verse, it invites us to think about our lives, our beginning,
where we have come from how we have come and the reality of our life.
allowance is backed by the parents and the offspring, indeed, we have created man in affliction, in misery.
life is a struggle.
Life is toil, and turmoil.
Life is not about peace, or bliss,
or Felicity and joy.
That's the reality of life. That's the nature of life. That's the primary Rule of Life.
And that's evident from the very first moment.
Last season, a verse of the
his mother, born
and she delivered him in difficult.
pregnancy is not easy.
Even from the very first moment of conception, life is a struggle.
How the fetus grows and develops in the womb, all the parallels all the dangers
and that is a miracle in itself, how he actually manages to survive, the pains of
conception, the pains of pregnancy, and then ultimately, the great pains and pains of labor
takes so much to bring a life into this world. And that child that baby is fighting is struggling, is resisting. Its toiling from the very first moment of its life, in the amount of the
how that child grows, surrounded by danger, but nothing is easy.
That pitfalls, dangers, illnesses, sickness injuries. Nothing's ever perfect.
And this is why in some places, high mortality rates and even when a person successfully grows up,
man always think children want to be adults. They can't wait to grow up.
adults want to go back to childhood. That's why there's very beautiful poem still here on Yom Kippur odd to Sarah.
Well, Holly Mr. yaeyama was Ramadan be here
with us Marlin t tabin. Movie Tabby man is Takara for her Oh man.
That so here on Yom Kippur, the young wishes to become old
McCabe Rooney over to Sephora, and the old wishes to become young.
Well, Holly Misha he amarula and the unemployed
with whamon in the heat of Vegeta. And the one of work and employment is frustrated with his work
was Marlin fita. And the one of wealth is in fatigue of Italian manufacturer and the one who is poor is also in fatigue, fatigue.
So are they builded by the fates and the decree of Allah? Allahu Allah, or have they made the decree of Allah confused in development?
What do we want the young wish to be old, the old wish to be young
The unemployed wish to be employed wish to be unemployed, the unemployed wish to be employed, and the wealthy are in distress and the poor in distress. So ultimately, what do we want? Are we confused by our locks in life, and by the decree of a law and other Or have we confused other itself? That's just the poem. So Young wish to become old. And the old, everyone's always looking ahead, everyone's always looking elsewhere. They think they have it hard. And the grass is always greener on the other side, they always think others are in bliss, and in joy and happiness would never happen.
But the reality is, and Allah reminds us of this, this life on earth is not one to make paradise. Man cannot have eternal bliss on Earth. This whole life is one of toil and struggle, another verse of the Quran, Allah says a beautifully, yeah, your son in Nicaragua, the Illa.
De our man, you are toiling a great toil towards your Lord, then you shall meet him.
This whole life is one of struggle.
Forget man, even a seed, which sprouts
and grows into a seagull leaf stalk and stem,
see how it has to struggle and fight its way through the soil and rise.
That's a single seed. That's true for any animal, any living thing. And it's true for human beings. And the strange thing is, in the whole animal kingdom, the most vulnerable are human babies. Of all the mountains, the most vulnerable are human babies. We, human babies need the most care and attention.
We all humans develop the latest, we take the longest to fully form physically and mature and even mentally.
So this is the vulnerability of a human being. Life is a struggle. We seek to remove our very nature, we seek to find our very nature, our very nature is one of struggle. That's how that's what life is.
we would not be able to appreciate joy, the few moments of fleeting happiness, and joy if we weren't in misery. If we were happy all the time, we'd be miserable.
So, last hammer, who were the Anna swears by the parent and the offspring. And the reason for swearing by the parents on the offspring is to attract our attention and invite us to reflect on this reality. That Think about your existence, from the very first moment all the way to
life is a struggle. Life is a test.
Life is full of misery. And Pamela if you if we were to just reflect on the life of the soul of law, some of the law legal secular.
Muslims believe he is a large chosen sentence is the most beloved of a whole of creation to Allah. And yet, if we were to reflect momentarily on his life, so Pamela, Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born, his father had already passed away before his birth.
He was born an orphan.
He lived with his mother
for very few years. At the age of six, his mother passed away. Imagine this young child standing at his mother's grave, witnessing her death and burial. Now father, no mother, No brother, no sister, no siblings, he was alone.
And this is how he grew up. He then mentioned to the care and custody of his grandfather grandmother, who lived with him for only two years before he died at the age of eight. Then he mentioned to the care of barley, but we'll plant him although he was noble and the leader of Hashem as a clam. as an individual, he wasn't extremely wealthy, he was a moderate means, and he had children to look after. So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam in order to become self sufficient, and not be a burden on his uncle, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam began working at the young tender age of 10, or at least by 12, he would herd flocks of sheep and goats. He became a shack that
at the age of 12, possibly even younger, and this is how he lived. This is how he worked throughout his life, then, so Harmon love us all. Lots of love while he was in the married when he married, he married at the age of 25.
And he wasn't to a young virgin province little alarm, it was still a married woman, 15 years of senior who was twice widowed with children from both marriages.
That was his life on earth.
And Rasulullah sallallahu it was send them remain faithful to
all the way for 25 years of marriage till the age of 50.
And during that time, it did not marry any of the one.
And at the age of 50, in one year within a short interval, but sort of last a long sallallahu alayhi wa sallam lost his uncle while him, his protector, his guardian, his father figure for the past 42 years.
And he lost his wife. He lost his protection, as I said earlier, and even before that, the sort of loss of the loved ones it who seldom have children, awesome. He died in infancy, Abdullah he died in infancy
and towards the end
of his life, when Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had it what are what are the alarm rang for malaria pretty early on alarm on her, he buried him also, he did not live for very long, and have four daughters
zeyneb Leah, and Fatima it'll be a lot
of laughs and the love it will send them witness the death of every one of his children, sons and daughters, with the exception of Fatima on the alarm. And even a fart the model the alarm rang her he was told by Allah that she will die a few months after your death. And we learned that she died six months later. And of his whole family. She was the first one to meet. And that was his life. He saw death he saw bereavement.
And all of these family members died of natural causes, never in battle, except for well hands out on the alarm and he lost his uncle in the battle. But these immediate family members, his sons, his daughters, with the exception of father model, the law, his parents,
his beloved uncle, Charlie, all of them died natural deaths. So throughout his life Rasulullah sallallahu, some sort of death, suffering, bereavement and poverty.
He was an orphan.
So if anyone's life would have been Jimena on Earth would have been bliss on Earth, paradise on earth, it would have been so La Silla.
But that's the nature of life. It's a struggle.
As a last season, that other verse here in Santa Monica, God, in our
formula, be our man you are toiling to your Lord, a great toiling
then you shall meet him. And here in Santa Fe, given by the parent and by the offspring, we have created man in affliction in misery.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, simple only
does he think
no one will have power over him.
You're cool, man.
He says I've spent abundant wealth.
Someone amuro who does the thing that no one has seen him. These three verses speak about man's failure to look ahead and think about as accountability before.
This is a reminder to man that his life is not without purpose. His existence is not aimless.
He's here for a reason, in a particular manner, and he is heading towards something he is toiling and struggling towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then from what Aarthi when he meets Allah, what will happen? Allah subhanho wa Taala will hold him to account.
Man expects a lot and this is why he says You're a lucky man. I have spent great wealth, meaning in life in order to get what he wants. Men spend his wealth. This is his currency. This is his means to get and secure what he wants, and yet he still doesn't find happiness. This is it. He spends so much.
he'll spend money on cars, on homes on clothes.
On belongings on material possessions,
There's not true altruism. When a person spends there's always an equation
we spend in order to get something.
If we treat people,
if we treat people, or we give them a gift,
there is still an equation in the background. And the reasoning is, if I give him a gift, if I treat him, if I treat him well, if I honor Him, if I entertain him, that may be at a cost to me. But what will that money buy? What will that
expenditure buy, it will hopefully by his or her love, his her attention, it will secure his or her favor in the future. So even if we give a gift, even for treat someone, even if we entertain host someone, there's always some reasoning behind it. This is why there's a difference between Southern and heavy, in heavy, it's a gift from one individual to the other, without any
motive of reward.
Primarily, the primary motive is not reward. But in southern,
the only motive should be the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala and his role, there's no personal gain, there's no calculation, that in the future, and by myself some faith. So men spends a lot we spend a lot we spend on ourselves, we spend on our others on others. And it's all this expenditure is to secure something is to grab something, it's to win something, and yet we're never happy.
We're always still searching.
So man who thinks he can spend in order to receive in this world, and this is what the message here is that you do not spend you do not do what you do in order to receive the reward in this world.
So don't spend,
don't work hard, and then look around you for the results. Because life is full of struggle. Life is full of disappointments, life is full of betrayal.
Your true reward that you should seek is in the in the hereafter.
And also when man spends as soon as man has wealth, wealth, leads to rebellion. Wealth leads to arrogance, wealth, leads to delusions of grandeur and power. And when that happens, man thinks that with his wealth, he can buy his way through everything to anything he wants.
And in that delusion, what makes a person delusional, it really does. And the perfect example of that isn't sort of,
as I've explained on numerous occasions, today's Friday,
we are encouraged to read sort of telegraph on the Friday. And so telegraph contains a number of stories, four main stories. One of those stories is about the rich man and the poor.
And the rich man was taken the poor man on the tour of his estate, some of his belongings and his possessions. And
what did he say? Seeing all his wealth, seeing his grand estates and his lands, his orchards?
He said to his companion,
Mark of the Beaver, how the heat?
Do you know what I think
that none of this will ever perish This is everlasting.
Then straightaway a lot of quotes in the same
And I do not think that the final hour will come or the resurrection will occur.
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and if I am ever returned to my Lord, then I will find an even better return there than here. So we read these three verses in quick succession.
And before that, he said to him, this is three things I said before they sent him an extra minca nano wires and
he said to the poor man, do you know what I am rich?
I'm greater, more abundance and wealth than you. And I'm mightier in my numbers of people and friends and colleagues that I can call on.
And then he mentioned these three other things. So you mentioned four things in total.
He prided himself on being richer, wealthier and more powerful than the poor companion.
Then he said, I don't think any of this will perish. Then he said, I don't think that the final hour of judgment will ever occur. And then he said,
If I am ever returned to my Lord, then I will find better there. Now, the lat none of that makes sense on the surface,
the last final part because he says I don't think that is the day of judgment. I don't think there is a reckoning.
In fact, I don't think any of this will ever come to an end.
So if none of that will come to an end, if his wealth and his life are everlasting.
And because wealth makes us feel immortal, women liquid luminosity lomasa allele Gemma Hamada Wagga, Jezebel and Amanda who
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He who accumulates wealth and enumerates accounts it yes and what Amala who after that he thinks his wealth will give him everlasting life. We actually believe wealth makes us delusional, it makes us believe that we are immortal.
he's had to look at so on the surface, it doesn't make sense but the arm is the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's truly profound in four sentences in four short word, sentences and phrases. Allah gives us the reality of the delusional power of wealth, and how it makes men delusional
and proud and blind to reality. So because of his wealth, he first says to his companion, and thirimanne Kamala, I am greater than union wealth. What does that give me? power? Well, Zuma for our mighty men, the new law.
Then he says, he doesn't stop there. He says, You know what? Look around you, all these belongings, all these possessions and memes and states of mind. They are everlasting. They are eternal, they are eternal, they will give me immortality. So he says, Matt of them not that either have he ever that I don't think that any of this will perish. So it's everlasting, eternal, I am eternal, I'm immortal. Then he says something else. He says, and I don't think that the final error of judgments will come.
But he just said already that this is a terminal. So if the world and his possessions and belongings are eternal, how can the final error of judgment come? But he's progressing in his delusion? This is it. It's a natural progression in his delusion. So he says, Okay, let's argue for argument's sake, let's concede that this isn't eternal, and that it will perish Fine.
Let's argue that the final judgment will come. I don't think it does. But fine. If you say it does, let's say it does. Then that's when he says the final part, he says,
When are eroded NRP if I am ever returned to my Lord, meaning, if this is not everlasting, if I'm not immortal, if I die, if this perishes, that is the final hour of judgment, the world comes to an end, there is a reckoning. And if for argument's sake, after all of these ifs, if I'm ever returned to my Lord, if the truth is, Allah will give me more there than he's given me here. Let them hate on me. minha.
That's what wealth does. It makes a personal person delusional.
It makes them feel immortal, and ultimately, powerful. Wealth buys everything. That's what we think. That's why poet says in the hernia, we're in Petaluma below our sub dose of the coma powder. We're even sapiro asabe upon lujah da
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Mahabharata machalilla. For here lisanna lemon urato. We're here.
The public says, indeed the wealthy one. Even if he speaks in error, they all say you're smart.
was the Kumar parlor and the verifier and attached to whatever he has said. Everyone says yes, everyone's a sycophants and a groveler, before a wealthy
and poets continues.
And when the poor purse
say something true and correct,
they all still say to him, oh, you
you have committed an error.
And you've said a thing of great deviation.
Poet continues in the third line in the Dada hemophilia majority. Secondly, verily,
silver coins, pants, they cover and fill
all men in gatherings with all in all gatherings. Wealth fills men with all
with fear and all.
Fear lisanna, lemon or other facade, so they meaning there
are a tongue for anyone who wishes eloquence and meaning money. Money is a tongue for anyone who seeks eloquence. And money is a tongue of money is a sword for anyone who seeks to battle. So, the wealthy does not have to say anything, just spend. The wealthy does not have to fight just spend. Wealth fills people with all and fear in all gatherings and wealth buys the sycophancy and the love apparently not love the sycophancy of and the submission
That's what we believe. And on the surface, that's what that's what may happen. This is why wealth gives power and he makes person delusional. last panel without assays. Man, your poodle, Natoma Luba, he says, I have spent abundant wealth. But does he not realize does he think
that no one will overpower him?
Does he think no one has seen him what he does what he is doing?
Does he think that no one will overpower him. No one will find power over him. He says I've spent abundant wealth. So what
does he think that no one has seen him what he has done with his wealth how he spent?
Does he think there will be no accountability? See them at me it'll be a lot more in the companion. I'm delighted. There'll be a lot more nkhoma both relate dethrone Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recorded Batman Timothy in summon and by others. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
a man's feeds will not shift from their place on the Day of Judgment until he has been interrogated and questioned about four things.
One is age, what did he do with his age his whole life
to his youth. So although he'll be questioned about his whole life, he will be specifically questioned about as youth.
When a man or a woman is at the peak, when a human being is at the peak of their powers of their strength.
At the peak of their development, maybe not mental,
but at least physical. When they are at the peak of their ability.
What did they do? How did they spend their youth? So we will be questioned twice about our whole life. And then specifically about our youth.
It's like someone saying, sitting us down, interrogating us about what we did yesterday. And they are very suspicious about what we did between four and five o'clock.
So they say well, where were you yesterday? What did you do?
So the interrogators about our whole day. But then there is a very focused interrogation
about that one hour between four and five. No, no, where were you then? What did you do? So we will be questioned about our whole life. And then we will be specific questions about our youth how to rewire the way our youth. That's the second question. The third question is, what a man he made a inaccessible war FEMA and he will be questioned about as well.
When did he acquire his wealth? And how did he spend it? How to dispose of it? And the fourth thing, what did he do with the knowledge that he had whatever you learned? Did he act on that knowledge and that learning or not? But the relevance to this discussion is that third question of the heady
that in some heavy situations that are not four questions, but five questions, it's not a fifth question. The third one is to split into two. So the third one is about as well. Where did he acquire that wealth from?
One question, the other question, how did you spend it, how to dispose of it? We will be questioned about every penny, how we earned it's how we spent it. This is what law says here. man says I've spent a lot of wealth I spent abundantly But does he think that no one has seen him? Allah knows and Allah will hold him to account for every single penny that he spent, where did he spend it? How did he spend it? For what purpose for what motive and how did he acquire it in the first place? We may not think much of this
but Hello income,
shapes a person's life. A last panel who without essays in the Holy Quran, yah yah hoo, Sudoku minute play about a woman who sadly
are messengers, Allah addresses not mankind, but he addresses only the messengers. Yeah, Euro soloqueue minute play bad messengers, ease of the pure things where a man will sign it and do good, do good deeds. There's a connection between the two paths, before telling the prophets and the messengers of Allah to do good, Allah tells them to eat of the pure and hello things of the pure and good things. Why
hello consumption leads to Hello the
pure consumption leads to pure demons in pure consumption leads to sin and iniquity. Heroin consumption leads to haram Hello can only come from
pure can only come from pure haram will come from.
So not only will we be questioned about how we spent our wealth, and there's also another secrets of a last parameter with data in this creation, which is generally observed that you will notice the halau income tends to be spent and callout
and harem income tends to find its way to her. That there's a there's a rule. There's a
Hello, not only needs to Hello deed but also needs to have an expenditure and how not only needs to have on deeds, but it leads to her on expenditure.
And there is no Baraka in her arm. All the Baraka isn't
my father, I have to lie.
There's one way of explaining it with Ethan.
And my father in law had a when he passed away last year,
he gave a very beautiful example. And this was in the last few words of advice that he gave to some young people
outside the house
returning from salah and my father in law, he was a great scholar in his own right. But he had this ability to converse with anybody and to explained
so one can argue all this from the court and my father had a very unique way of explaining things and when he gave this example, Greg Malema heard this the recording and they said Subhana Allah or in our entire lives we've been teaching Quran and Hadith and we've been speaking about Hassan Hassan but we never thought of it in this manner.
I'm a father said someone that Hello brings about Hello, there's Baraka and Hello, there's no Berta in Hello. So he said to the young lads, tell me
it's wrong to eat a dog, isn't it? Yes.
Do people eat dogs? in general? No.
Because it meets
lambs. Hello. Yes. Now, how many puppies does a dog have?
One, but does they have a full litter
has a full litter. How many lambs are born to one?
Ie How many? One
not many, just one pair. And yet a dog has many litters of pups, puppies.
So if you were to look at that number,
just by that number alone, we should be seeing and witnessing millions and hundreds of millions of dogs, just like rabbits and rats.
And by that calculation,
there should be very few lambs
just by that calculation alone, and yet on top of that, no one eats dogs. Everybody eats meat, especially Muslims.
So some father said, so how do you know why, despite the birth of so many litter, so many litters of pups?
On the one hand, and the birth of just one lamb, why is it?
And on top of that Muslim, while people eat meat and lambs,
and no one's dogs, and yet, wherever you see there's an abundance of lambs you ever see a shortage? And yet, where do you see the dogs? And this is Do you know why? You said, because that's hammer that's Haram. And this is how there's Baraka in Hello, there's no better claim.
I related it, because it's just a very crude and simple way without What am I something to reflect on? So
Allah has the original saves? That does he think he spends a lot he says, I've spent wealth abundantly? But does he think no one's seen him? alarm watches alarm bells, on a loaded question as on the Day of Judgment, as are just related from that, I think of Timothy from both. So you know, what is the alarm and the alarm, the law of the province of the law, it was seldom said a man's feet will remain firmly planted, or will not shift from their spots on the day of reckoning, until he has been questioned about four things. And one of those The third is, is well, where did he acquire it from? And how did he spend some of it and how did he
dispose of it?
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Adam, the Hawaiian name while the Santa Lucia thing we're having now
having spoken about men, and having swarmed by a man, by the parents and the offspring, and told us about the reality of Allah Allah,
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Why do you live your life in that?
c k seeking bliss and paradise on earth when life is a struggle?
in this manner, to secure what you want in this world when you can never get it.
We can't buy genda on Earth, we just can't. We can't buy any more talent
than last panel without assays. Why live your life in that manner?
Look at yourself. Allah then tells us of his favours to those alumna janela who are angling. What is Santa worship a thing? What are they now?
Have We not made for him meaning for man, two eyes
and a tongue and two lips.
And have you not shown him the to clear paths.
nudge says nudge
nudge is a path which is actually quite high up. So not the beaten track. But the raised path which is very clear and visible to everybody. It's not hidden. That's why I translated it as and we have guided him to the to clear paths. So go back to the beginning of the three sentences or last eight have we not given him two eyes allow.
The purpose of mentioning these three things
to make us reflect on our in gratitude to a law
which we turn disbelief originally doesn't mean disbelief. As I've explained on numerous occasions, it means to conceal. It means to hide
this is why in Arabic the NA
is called Garfield.
The thing that Heinz
people have used the word Garfield to refer to the cloud because it conceals.
And most famously, as Allah himself says in the Quran,
arrays in algebra are far above, like rain whose vegetation pleases the far meaning clear of Garfield, meaning the farmers, a farm is called a castle.
The Knights has caught candy called Garfield, something that conceals quarters called the Garfield like the cloud. A farmer is definitely called a calf. It has a lot of holes in the Kufa hay means the farmers. Why is a farmer called the gardener because the farmer hides the seed, he conceals the seed. So originally means simply to conceal. And I mentioned that before, languages are closely related, wouldn't you say wow, and far are very close.
By and far.
We say Volkswagen, it's a German car, and the Germans pronounce it as Fox Varga.
So that W, V, and f are all very similar.
I'll just leave you with this one note means to cover, look at the words, take out the
Take out the vowels and leave only the consonants. So from cover, take out the old and take out the E.
Take out the own E, what are you left with? Because that's how Arabic is you have the root letters. And with a naught we normally disregard the vowels in the Arabic go for curve
That's what golfer means, golfer means to cover.
now why do we call
widen ultimately through many stages? Why is regarded as disbelief Why is disbelief regarded as?
Because a person in in Arabic another meaning of life is in gratitude.
From means in gratitude. Allah says in the Quran in doesn't he say later on? What are they now? We guided them to two paths.
Allah says in another verse of the Quran in Lahaina, who Sabine indeed verily we guided him to the path in Morocco in Makkah, therefore, he is either grateful or extremely ungrateful. So offering Arabic means in gratitude to so why, how did this come to me in disbelief, is because the greatest act of in one of the means of in gratitude is to use something and to employ something for a purpose for which it's not intended. If you give someone a pen as a gift in the hope that the person will remember you every time they write and use it.
And the person in front of you throws it in the bin. That's an insult.
Far from creating an engendering love, you'll create hatred or breed hatred, because it's, it's an act of extreme ingratitude And not only that, it's an instance.
So, in Islam, one of the meanings of offer is disbelief, because disbelief comes from ingratitude, and in gratitude is someone who is ungrateful to the last panel more than ever for the gift of life, for the gift of being for the gift of existence, for the gift of the body, for the gift of the senses, and the faculties for the gift of power
and strength, in human sense.
Allah has given us all of these faculties these organs, these limbs, this life and we are abusing. We are squandering them, we are throwing them away, we are casting them aside. And not only that, we are insulting Allah subhanho Adana, by employing his gifts, in purposes for which they were never intended. And instead of employing them in his obedience, we employ his gift in his disobedience. That is rebellion. That is extreme in gratitude. That's a nice thought. This is why gopher is called.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala
reminds us of this and the first thing he reminds us of is our eyes, an image or a name? Did we not make the image to our eyes? We may not think much of these
as those who can't see, ask those who are blind. Ask those who are who have failing eyesight.
These are extremely delicate in the heavy they have been referred to as Kadima Dean, the two honored and noble things. The two Beloved,
that's why I had sort of lots of Lola It was a last panel without essays. I do not take away the Kadima, Dean, the beloved two noble things of a man of my servant, which is these two hours, and then he remains patients over that deprivation, except that I will reward him with nothing else. But Jim,
ask those who are failing eyesight, weak eyesight, or those who have become blind after being able to see well as those who have never been able to see
how great the gift of sight is.
How amazing and wonderful this eyeball is
a law and how vulnerable it is.
Do you know how vulnerable the eyes
one little thing could damage it and harm, it's probably one of the most vulnerable things, we can take blows and
cuts and bruises moves on virtually every other parts of the body.
Someone can we can be hit over the head, but hopefully the skull will protect the brain.
But for the eyes, we only have the eyelids on the eyelashes, themselves, barely capable, leaving the extremely vulnerable. And yet this is these are the organs which we see. These are the ones exposed. Anything could be inserted into the eye anything could be poked into the eye. Any projectile could land on any one of the eyes, just the thought of it makes you wince.
through the mercy of a lot most of us survived without any injuries.
And yet, it's such a complex and delicate and vulnerable organ.
With this so vulnerable, we just stare at the sun for longer than we should and we could we can damage our eyes
and the vessels and the complex nature of the eye and its ability in the signals and an optical nerve and how the brain communicates with the eye and vice versa. It's a true one.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Have We not given him to
have you know made two eyes for him? And yet, what does he do with his eyes?
He looks at what he shouldn't be. He goes up what's her arm, he stares at what's her arm? he employs his eyes not in the obedience of Allah but in the disobedience of Allah. I won't say much more about that than to quote a beautiful verse of the Quran. Allah says, Allah Maha in the Union Roma festival, Allah.
Allah says he la knows the treachery of the eyes, and what the hearts can feel. And Allah judges with the truth.
Allah knows the treachery of the house.
And what's the meaning all my office to do? If someone catches us ogling at something we shouldn't be, and we momentarily stop. We still lust with the eyes of the heart. So Allah says, others may not be able to see your treachery of the heart, but Allah knows what the hearts could see.
Larger, just buy the truth. So Allah has given us these Grima thing, these two beautiful organs of the body, how do we employ them in his obedience?
Then Allah says, well, it's an OSHA thing. And we have given him a tongue and two lips. There's a wisdom in that too.
First of all, let me speak about how beautiful and powerful the tongue is. We don't just have a tongue, to eat
and to taste. Allah has given us the tongue to speak. And this Faculty of speech, the power of speech, isn't, is a wonder in itself, in the entire creation. Speaking of eyes, human beings are the only animals, all animals, even birds, even insects, have arms. But human beings are the only animals or human beings are the only species that have
whites in the eyes.
all animals of insects.
And yet, we have
an all the animals, birds, beasts, fish,
apes, primates, mammals,
all the species and the subspecies. In the entire creation of Allah, all these millions of species,
only one species has the power of speech.
And it's just one gene.
And that gene is to be found Fox p to
that gene is to be found in other animals.
and Fox Putu gene is a controlling regulatory gene, it doesn't do so much itself as much as it manages other genes. So this one single Fox B to G is to be found in other animals, other species too. And yet, only human beings does the fox p two gene work in the way that it does, regulates other genes too. And combining all of these genes, does it give man the ability and the power to speak unique amongst the whole creation of a law and the last parameter will data season this is what brings the words into focus, man, animal or an apple in southern Alabama.
All right, man, the Compassionate
he taught the poor an
insane he creates a man, a llama who began, he taught him speech.
That's that that's where this fits in. Because if you look at those words, a lot of
a lot of essays, a shamsul will motivate
them, sun and the moon are by calculation. So it's amazing. In these few verses, Allah has Jojo speaks about himself or a man of law speaks about his compassion, his compassionate nature, his compassion, and being.
The law speaks about the aura
of law speaks about the sun, and the moon being by precise calculation that orbits their movements that secretly
a lot speaks about the expanse of the heavens.
And the balance of scales, and the equilibrium in the universe. Allah speaks about all of these great things. And in between, Allah also tells us law speaks about the creation of man. And then he mentioned just one thing at lahmacun Bian, he taught him speech. But that's magnificent.
And these tongues, these languages, and this is why universal, the poor and the last panel down so he's wondering if he was somehow What the What was the law for all sinitic worldwide. And amongst his signs, is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and your differing complexions and your different tongues. Allah mentions these things side by side. So he tells us about the creation of the heavens and the earth, and our languages in one verse.
All of this is a sign of a law. Our languages are a sign of a law, our power of speech is a sign of a law, and it's a great gift of a
truly great gift. That's what law sees when his son ever gave him a tongue. This is what's meant not just the ability to taste them to eat,
a tongue to speak worship attain, but yes, we gave him one tongue we we gave him two lips to keep a close
to lips, one tongue, but two lips.
And that controls the tongue. The lips are the lids.
They are the seal.
And we need to try and ensure that we keep it sealed more often.
And that's a topic in itself. silence your mind to learn from See you then.
To Your love is very long have you who don't have time, he says.
I asked the Prophet sallallahu eyelink or send them or prophets of Allah. guide me to a deed which will take me close to the gym and distance me from the hellfire. The province of the law it was seldom said you have asked for an immense thing a great thing. And then the province of the law it was seldom mentioned
A number of things, faith, Stata, aka Hajj fasting. Allah at night, rising and abandoning shunning sleep in order to pray. Allah, you mentioned all of these things.
Then finally, he mentioned the one thing,
which was the base and the foundation,
Something which is probably more important than all of these things, in a way.
prophets Allah Allah Almighty, who seldom told rather than a dribble of the law one,
guard your tongue. So Martin mudjimba live the alarm. Are you surprised? Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, O Messenger of Allah, will we be taken to task will we be held to account for what's our tongues after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, mass of Narada will do him slightly, anything. But is there anything else that throws people flat on their faces in the fire, except the harvest of their tongue? The word he used was harvest Illa, Hassan and Senator him because when we speak, this is what we do is like we're just chopping through
vegetation. We're just gathering good and bad, wet and dry right and wrong. And we
reap what we sow. And ultimately, he he referred and he likened our speech, and the effects and the trails of our tongue as our harvest. This is our harvest, this is what we will eat, this is what we will consume. This is what we will be rewarded with.
And he said,
Is there anything else which flings people flat on their faces in the fire except the harvest of their time?
But the man or the alarm was set to the proper little alarm, it was some yellow suit alarm manager. What is salvation? I seek salvation. I want to be saved. What is salvation? prophet Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, I'm gonna call you back to work, get out of the attic, with Hold your tongue
and let your home you can find you and weep over your sin.
That is salvation.
And in the flames are these leads by MacLeod in Amman Muslim and others. Lots of love it is part of a longer the burden of time. He said, Man can you believe in luck will Yami Phil Jaco Hiram Olia Smith, whoever believes in law and in the final in them, whoever believes in Allah and in the final day, then he should either say something good, otherwise remain silent.
Good speech I spoke earlier on about good speed, pure things leading to pure deeds, pure halaal consumption leading to halaal deeds. That's the case with deeds as well. There's a whole law there's a whole system the whole ecosystem of deeds. Pure income leads to pure deeds haram income leads to harm expenditure and harm deeds, and certain deeds lead to certain kinds of deeds. And you know what the tongue leads the deeds of the body. Again, the man did me the rapper to learn in a relates in a Hadith, but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said each morning, that organs of the body, the limbs, they plead with the tongue, and they actually say to the tongue, if the pillar Athena for
him, the man for his armpits, and now we're in our judge, there, it would judge now, they say, our tongue, Fear Allah in relation to us, because we are as you are, if you are straights, we are straights and if you are bent, we are
able to solve the law. So the law every morning, the organs and limbs of the body plead with the tongue, and they say,
feel alive in relation to us. If you are straight, we are as you are, if you are straight, we are straight. If you are bent, we are bent.
Good speech leads to good deeds.
Straight speech leads to straight deeds. Bent speech leads to bad deeds and terrible speech, evil speech leaves of terror and evil.
And Allah mentions up in the verses in the verse of the Quran Allah says
yeah, you know, blah, blah all colons so the either you're lucky
Oh believers, fail law, Guru Golden State either and
uprights word. What will enlarge if you say an upright word, you stare at them Allah, Allah will make good your deeds and forgive your sins. So good speech leads to good deeds and evil speech leads to evil deeds. The tongue
has immense power, it wields immense power, this boneless wonder
has no bone
and yet it's got more power
than even more sturdy as the bodies. The tongue is boundless wonder. It has immensely wields immense disproportionate power over people over lives and even over ourselves. One word can lead a person to Jimena. One word can lead a person to jam them. That's, that's actually the meaning of a Habiba was Allah, so Allah.
So Allah has given us a tongue, the power of speech to lips, what are they now, Dean and we have shown him, we have guided him to the two clear paths. How is that to be inserted meaning Allah has given us eyes, tongue, lips, and we have shown him the two paths. Allah has given us a brain Allah has given us a mind. Allah has given us consciousness and intelligence, a lot has given us the ability to distinguish between truth and falsity, right and wrong, good and bad. And there's something even beyond the mind and the brain, which is our spirit, which is the ultimate arbitrator, the ultimate art.
It's in our nature, the recognition of good and the distinction between truth and falsehood is actually in our DNA. It's part of our fifth. It's part of our being. That's why Allah says in sort of the shunts, which we covered last month,
one of simple man so we're here for Alabama or Georgia, or taqwa by the soul, and by that Allah fashioned and perfected the soul, and then he inspired it to its
its sphere, fear of alarm, it's God consciousness, and he also inspired it to its sin. And in the other verse, which I mentioned earlier, in Medina has to be in Morocco in Morocco for water, indeed, we have guided him to the path therefore he is now in Morocco, we're in Morocco for either grateful or extremely ungrateful. And here we have the dean and we have guided him to the to clear paths, we have eyes, we have a tongue, the power of speech, the power of science, the power of thought, consciousness, intelligence, man has been blessed with higher intelligence. And Allah has also blessed us not just with consciousness, but a conscience, the ability, the innate, intrinsic,
natural ability to distinguish between good and bad truth and falsity. No other species, no other animal shares that high intelligence or that innate,
with us, no, these are all gifts of love. But how do we employ them? How do we use them alive and says, so what should men do Philip the hamanaka?
In what should he employ these things?
So why does he see scale?
The Ascent? Why doesn't he scale, the difficult path
up about refers to
a difficult path in the mountain.
And normally, it takes great, a great struggle to pass through that path or to ascendance. So it's an uphill struggle. It's an uphill task, the acaba This is why Allah sees for famine acaba. So why doesn't he
attempt or scale the Senate, but for the bathroom actually means to charge or to forcibly push oneself through a difficult and narrow path or to throw oneself in the ranks? This is the meaning of how to charge to throw oneself. So what law says is that why does a man throw himself into the task of good into the task of climbing the difficult ascent and what is the outcome? So what is that ascent? What is that narrow, difficult, impassable path of the mountain, which Allah tells us to struggle against, to throw ourselves out, proceed through and come out successful young, the other side? What is that acaba? So Allah has the original says what my other aka monaka and who will tell
you what the APA is what the ascent is a lot helps.
What will inform you of what the ACA has? Allah tells us and that what law says just three things, fuck Baraka.
Well, a few things one,
the free emancipation of slaves. Remember this was in muckety muck around.
And then slavery was not just practice but people lived in bondage and slavery. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam encouraged people to free and emancipate slaves. And we'll look at the output of the alarm was one of them, who would free slaves for the sake of Allah, province of the law, it was wa sallam xhub out of the love did that it remained one of the chief
instructions and lessons of Islam in that society.
There are so many deeds for which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, in order to compensate for that of last season, the court animal to compensate for that misdeed, free slaves, emancipate slaves, and the freedom of from slavery and emancipating and freeing people from slavery isn't just the physical bondage of purchase. It's all manner and all kinds of subjugation and exploitation and slavery of the psychological, physical,
economic sense, every type of political economy ik,
subjugation and exploitation is a form of slavery. A last parameter with Allah tells us that it's a great deed, to help and to assist in freeing slaves
and prisoners that was what unlawfully imprisoned or with the Yeoman Bhima Saba, or this is one act of APA, the other act of APA, meaning, the scale scaling the hand scaling the ascent is
what we plan on filming the masala or feeding people in a day of extreme hunger, to feed people who are needy, as part of the great charity of Islam.
And there are many verses of the Koran that attest to that many, and the action of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and so how about all the love and speaking of slavery, and we regard slavery in all its forms, but the loss of the love it was
created by man Buhari industry and others that will ever freeze a slave, a loss of power, who would the armor will free every limb of his for every limb that he has freed in on Earth, local free, every limb of his in compensation from the fire of German,
demon Dharma, feeding who feeding an orphan of relation that means often especially who is a relative, someone who is close, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was an orphan, he loved orphans, he taught compassion to orphans that emphasizes the rights of orphans even in a lawless, lawless society such as that of McCann Arabia at the time. And the province of the law. It was the law has told us that whoever looks after, and cares for and becomes a custodian of an orphan, he and I shall be together in gymnasts like this, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam brought together his fingers, he will be with us all lassa la it was some of them. In gentlemen, there are many rewards
and virtues of feeding orphans. And maybe again, I'll expand on that another occasion. But one important thing here, Allah sees an orphan of relation. In many verses of the Quran, Allah emphasizes blood relations, the rights of kin and family, in sort of the Bukhara in one of the verses, even before the virtue and the obligation of Zakah obligatory Sokka Allah speaks about the virtue of the reward and the merit of spending on one's relatives.
honoring the ties of kin and blurb are very important in Islam. And that means not just by greeting and visiting, but actually by helping and assisting.
This is why Allah doesn't just say orphan Allah says, Are we a demon there Makarova or an orphan relations, someone who is an orphan as well as being a relative, Augustine and Amitabha are feeding an orphan of deaths and the meaning of just sorry, not an orphan feeding a destitute or person of the deaths. If someone becomes so needy, so helpless, so victimized and so impoverished and hungry, but they are actually lying on the ground on the road, and therefore they are eating the deaths. Sleeping in the dust meeting the dust, they are covered in dust.
Brazil Allah subhanho wa Taala sees on the screen, that throbber are feeding and a poor person a destitute of the dust. These are, they may not seem much spamela they may not seem much, but Allah says, to avoid the corruption of all that law has spoken of before, to truly worship Allah and to be grateful to him to pay thanks to Allah and to show gratitude for the gifts of signs of speech, of intelligence, of consciousness of conscience, Allah say is, why doesn't man scale the ascent? Why doesn't he throw itself into the task of virtue? So what is the ascent? What is the virtue that Allah wants us to attempt, and he mentions these three things, first of all,
freeing of slaves, and freeing people from slavery, bondage and imprisonment.
looking after the author,
and feeding the orphan, looking after the orphan, caring and catering for the orphan, and feeding looking after an impoverished poor person, they may not seem much, but these are great deeds in the sight of Allah, and then a lot of essays from mecanim and levina, Armand or what the last or somebody was the last or be my hammer, then he is one of those who have believed, and who have counseled and encourage one another,
and to compassion and mercy.
Three things here. One,
it's not sufficient to be good oneself, that's important. That's a primary thing.
It's not sufficient, but it's not sufficient.
Good comes out of being good oneself, and encouraging others,
to remind others to be good. And this is a test to throw out a lot of things when asked for in Santa Luffy, hosts. By time indeed, man is in a state of loss in lovina. Anwar on the side it has upset for those who believe in do good deeds, but just do good deeds themselves. What a while, so we'll have what the one sub sub and they encourage and cancel one another to patience, and to the truth. Individual.
piety is good.
But ultimately, it's not sufficient.
This is why even the sort of the Shams which we covered last month, see in the beginning of the surah, Allah speaks about the soul.
Allah swears by many things, and law speaks about the soul. And then straight after speaking about the soul, its virtue, its corruption, the flourishing of the soul, or its withering and death, strength after that. The next section is
law speaks about the law, the people of the mood, they rejected because of their transgression. So what's the connection, the connection is very subtle, it's very delicate, but it's there. The connection is
that if a person does not become powerless individually, then ultimately people overall will be corrupt, and the corruption of society is detriment. It leads to that struction ultimately, and to their downfall, collective downfall. So here too, and in other places in the last panel data emphasizes the point that individual piety and virtue are necessary, but they are not sufficient. This is why in Islam, we have the concept of being good ourselves and encouraging others to good, being good ourselves and enjoying the good, avoiding and refraining from evil and sin and discouraging others and dissuading them and preventing them from evil, innocent. This is why Allah
says here, then he is one of those who have believed what the wild soul was Southern and who along with others, encourage others to patients? And
and who encouraged one another and counsel one another, compassion and mercy, compassion and mercy are vital. This is ultimately what distinguishes us from beasts and animals. In fact, in many instances, animals tend to show more mercy and compassion than some of us do.
different animals of different species look after each
Pamela and yes, we Mercy is the basis of everything. And
last Hannah, who
calls himself a rahima, Rama and in a digital age by ma ma, ma ma ma ma, ma, ma ma ma, la, la la
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Allah has no man, Allah shows no mercy to one who shows no mercy to the people.
He was not merciful to the people alive is not merciful to him. And in the Hadees ladies by Abdullah Mohammed have been asked for the Langhammer related by Memorial Day. In his son an animal didn't meet the inner sun and a sort of lots of love it who seldom says and this is normally the first Hadeeth we hear from our teachers, or our
man, it hammelmann Phil Memphis, Mr.
Moon, the Merciful and Compassionate ones
the merciful and compassionate is merciful to
your handelman fill up be merciful to those who are on your hunger Memphis summer he is in the heavens will be merciful to you. And in the heavy the game laid by mountain within any mammal will die within their soul and from the same companion Angela outsold the low
loss of the love it says whoever is whoever is not compassionate and merciful to the younger monsters, and does not recognize the worth understanding of the elders amongst us and he is not us. I pray that Allah will dilate in April. And may Allah blessed us with the knowledge and the understanding of the earth and the ability to act on its teachings was a lot more
suited to be
a lot more.
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