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in a translation Allah subhanaw taala says, or consider such an example as the one who passed by a township which had fallen into ruin. He said, How would Allah bring this to life after its death? So Allah cause them to die for 100 years? Then he revived him. He said, How long have you remained? The man said, I have remained a day or a part of a day. He said rather you have you have remained 100 year. Look at your food and your drink. It has not changed with time and look at your donkey. And we will make you a sign for the people. And look at the bones of that donkey, how we raised them. And then we'll cover them with flesh. And what became clear to him he said, I know that Allah is over
all things competent. So Hannah, Donna, now, I know that you might have you I wonder if you guys you Google the names or not. But definitely the name is Rosaire in the Arabic language, or Jose or Ezra in actually is in in Hebrew. So who was he and who that man was and what the story behind ALLAH SubhanA wa they're bringing this example does keep in mind my dear brothers and sisters, there is no story in the Quran that was mentioned just for the for the fact but just to make it a bedtime story. Every story on the Quran has a meaning for it, and has a moral behind it. We need to understand what the story is. What's the point of it and what Allah subhanaw taala is teaching through this story,
in order to first understand that the general meaning of that it was a man to pass by us a town that was completely ruined. And he was wondering how Allah subhanaw is going to bring this back to life. Now the question was he wondering about Allah has power? Or was he wondering about how ALLAH SubhanA make this happen? Like, is he just wondering about that the magnitude of the work that Allah Subhana Allah would confer could make this happen instead. So ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada is capable of doing all things. So this one was wondering, look at this role right now how is this going to be possible to be back again to life? So Allah subhanho wa Taala caused him to die for 100 years. And then when he
woke up when he was revived,
an angel passed by in the form of a human being asked him how long have you been here? So he answered by saying, I think they were a part of a day because of the sun was still there. He thought that's the sun from the same day when he went to sleep. But it wasn't it was 100 years later son. So ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada, Angel you don't know you've been saving for 100 years. And Allah surely to be the example for how this is going to happen. So eventually, He, Allah Hashem, how he brought the dead back to life. And then he was given that example that this is how Alaska bring the dead back to life. But let's take the context of the story. The story is the story of it was out of Arizona you
no Sariah now, oh zero Ezra, the son of Surya in the Arabic language they call them activists there is no Sharia, but in English in Hebrew literature is called Ezra, Ezra, Ezra, the son of Sariah. Now, that story that's in the Quran here was you can't find this in actually Hebrew literature in those details, but definitely the personality exists. And in order for us to understand the meaning of that story, we have to take you back into the historical context of that. So when did this happen? And what was the context behind it? Why is it so important for us to be to learn about it in the Quran, so just to know who the man was Ezra, Ezra, the son of Sariah, he was actually from Benny
destroyed. And he was even one of the elites of Venezuela in terms of religious high priest, you could say the son of a high priests as well from Bani Israel. And he was serving there when when Jerusalem was destroyed. So, Solomon Alehissalaam, they asked Allah subhana wa T to give to be given a kingdom, that no one after him will be able to get to camp to have that kind of level of kingdom. So Allah granted that wish to share my knowledge. So he built an amazing kingdom, he was the king over the humans and the jinn. And he also, he was able to employ even the animal kingdom panela. So as a result, he built an magnificent civilization in Jerusalem, and of course better than this. But
then when he died, I thought was Tom, that is right, the Israelites, they divided among themselves, slowly and gradually, you know how civilizations happens, and empires go big, and let's get it divided. And at some point, they got divided, they became a little bit weaker, they no longer the strong civilizations that existed back then, at that time, there was the kingdom of Judah,
in which the capital was, was better marked the Jerusalem during that same time. Look at that. We're looking at the six between 605 BCE, to 562 BCE. This is the age or the time when the Mesopotamian King, the Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar in the Arabic language, or Nebuchadnezzar, he was the king who came to Jerusalem in order to destroy whatever's left of that kingdom to prove that he is the king of all that region. And he did. And as a result he took with him that Ben is right in about 50,000. They say some of they say 70,000, we don't know the exact number really. So eventually, he was sent to they were all taken to Mesopotamia. And what No, no later was known as the Babylonian
captivity or Babylonian exile. During that time, the Israelites were very distraught, even they tried to revive and keep surviving, you know, over whatever's left of the tradition and literature. Some of them they memorize the Bible, or the time it was the Torah, as a matter of fact. So they've tried their best, they tried their best to memorize it and keep it they say one of those people who memorize the Torah at the time was Isaiah ignatia, or Ezra, the son of Sariah. So he was one of those elite among them. Then, sometime later, the Mesopotamia as they lost to the Persian Empire, they lost in the Battle of Opus, and that that battle happened actually, at 539 BCE, when they lost,
and then at some point, Ezra or Isaiah, he asked the king of Persia, if it's okay for him to go back again to Jerusalem, like to go back where they came from, they were allowed to go back. So that's why some of our alumni, they say that, based on this information that we have so far right now, probably that destruction of Jerusalem happened around 587 BC, the destruction happened 587 BCE, and then
the victory of the Persians happen around 539 BCE, then they returned to Jerusalem that happen somewhere would probably most likely in between, and as a result, they say might be happy with 560 When he returned back,
actually, the story would be around 450 when this incident happened when he woke up after 100 year. So Jerusalem was revived when he was dead, and then to come back again to that city. So let's talk about now the story of Jose and why it's important was to learn about it was a it was one of those leaders when he went he went to Jerusalem and as he was standing at the ruins of Jerusalem after it was completely destroyed. He looked at it as Allah describing the Quran, Mara Allah created how we can allow Russia he passed by this town which was covered in Arusha completely ruin the word out and allow OSHA here that the roofs completely have fallen. What does that mean? Means the city itself,
maybe you could still see the air
He's in the streets and some of the ruins are still there, which means walls will probably be standing. But usually when any disk when a destruction happened to any city, any town, any village, any homes, even the first that falls is the roof. And as a result, you could see that the city was still there, you could still see the remains of these homes and castles probably an amazing civilization, but it's completely ruined. I want you to imagine this moment right now. I was a comes. And as he was coming there, he looks at that town. And he just got reflecting at the ruins of Jerusalem with the massive site of destruction. So that's when he stood there and he says color, and
now that you hear the la vida motya. Now he said to himself is speaking to himself. How is that even possible? How is the LastPass gonna bring all of this back again to life? Like for him this is going to take forever to be revived. That's what he was telling himself.
But what if you didn't know that Allah subhana wa does Kaduna Allah Coolessay Allah is capable of doing all things subhanho wa taala. Now, so he died, Allah subhanaw put him to sleep there in that cave. And he slept there. And he remained there for 100 years.
When he woke up, when he woke up, of course, he felt just kind of like rested for some time, before he went out to the city that has already been revived, and being full fledged and all filled with believers as well to he himself was was was not there ready for that. So Allah subhanaw taala sent him an engine and form of a human being. And that angel was asking this question to get him ready to what he was about to be surprised with about the size that he's gonna see afterwards. So he asked, he asked him, he says, What are you doing the splits? How long have you been here? So it was a he said, I don't know, maybe a day or two. They will have a day. I'm not really sure I was just resting
here. But then they actually told me because No, you're not. You've been in this place for the past 100 years.
And they have to hear that it was a big shock, obviously. But the angel told him Look, look over here, look at your food. And look at your donkey.
To prove to him that he died that long. Allah subhanho wa Taala revived his food before anything else. Or some of them are they say the food never even actually never, never won't spoil or never actually went bad. Because he was in a cave away from the main main road, no one would know where he was. But he when he woke up the food was still there. They say it was actually figs and grapes and some juice. So it didn't go bad at all after all this time. But you look at the donkey, the remains of the donkey Arcilla which means it should take longer, of course for the donkey to decay and go into the ground. But the food remained intact to tell him that after all these years, your food is
still left me at the center as Allah subhana says, look at your food and your drink is still good. But look at your donkey. The time passed and that donkey died and when came became ruin completely. And let us show you how we're going to bring it back to life. And Allah subhanaw gave the order for this animal to come back to life wonderla hematic look at your donkey. Why energy Allah Catalinas, we're going to make a sign out of you a miracle to the people that you're going to go and meet right now. Wandering around look at the bones look at the bones of that animal Katelyn and she's well how we gonna make it make put it back together. So Max and then covered with flesh. And then that's what
he looked at his with his own eyes is so how this animal came back to life. And then he saw all of this he goes color animal and Allah pollution? I do. I know. Absolutely. I know that Allah has over all things. He's competent.
Now the question that they asked when he first even asked the coder to ask the question, and they had a level by the motto? Was he doubting Allah's ability to bring this back to life? Was he speaking about it, but he wondering how the likeness of how Allah bring that, that actually that holetown back to life? And the latter is the one that most Allama say was actually what was in his mind. It didn't have any doubt that ALLAH SubhanA wa was capable of doing all things, but he just wanted to see the lightning of it. How does it even happen? How does Allah subhanaw taala do it? How miraculously, Allah subhanaw put this together, which is why the this story was actually sandwiched
between two ayat of the Quran both has something to do with life and death. Both of them both of the two I had before and after, has something to deal with life and death. Let's look at the AI that preceded this story over here. The AI that preceded the story is the story of Ibrahim alayhis salam when he was standing before him ruled the tyrant of Egypt at the time. Allah subhana says LM Tala the Hajj Ibrahim, have you haven't you seen the man who was arguing with Ibrahim alayhis salam, and Allah Allah, Allah subhana gave him this kingdom to this become this man became so arrogant they were so so baffled by the power he had
and under, under, under control he has, and he thought he could control everything. So Ibrahim Ali Salam, he thought it called, Brian told him Listen, my Lord is the one who gives life and death. So this can arrogantly he claims himself to be, of course able to do that. He goes, Look, I can do this. I can bring life and I can give life and death as well too. And in order to prisoners, he said, released this one, and he killed the other one. He said, You see, I gave life and death. Now, Ibrahim Ali said he could have argued with him and he said the one who just killed right now could you bring him back to life? But O'Brien didn't go didn't go that route with him. Instead, he said,
Well, my Lord is the one who bring the sun from the east can you bring it from the west probably hit Allah vicar for that, that of course the king was just kind of completely shut down because he couldn't tell that is mean we'll bring it up out from the east, because it was the company's way before he was born.
That's the first one. Now the ayah that comes after that story. Is Ibrahim himself again, Allah is Allah. But now he's between him and Allah azza wa jal privately. Now he's asked ALLAH my lord. Tala Robbie, Adeney. caverta. Hill Mata, can you show me how to bring the dead back to life? Allah says, Allah Allah, I'm assuming you don't believe he's kind of Bella. I do. I do. What actually my Nickleby I just want to have that comfort for my heart. I want to have that ease in my heart. Like I want to know how. So Ibrahim Allison was not doubting Allah's ability to bring the dead back to life. He has no doubt in that. But what he was asking about, he wanted to see how do you do that?
Similarly, this man probably was asking that exact same question. He wasn't asking about the question the ability and the capability of ALLAH SubhanA wa that of doing it, he will just want to know how does Allah subhanaw taala know Allah Azza did not show him how he did it to the town. But he shows how he showed him how he did it to that animal that he was was with him. Just like to Ibrahim nslm Allah told Ibrahim Yeah, Ibrahim, take four birds, slaughter them, cut them to pieces, makes their organic parts and whatever that is, and then spread them all over the range, the mountain range and then call them and they will come to you. They will come into and the last panel
there and instant put everything back together. Whatever it Melissa was watching. So here the story is the story of Anam, Ruth, the story of this man Are they even Sariah and then Ibrahim Ali some of the last panel on that it's all talking about the same principle. Allah azza wa jal is capable of doing all things. Allah subhanaw taala is capable of changing the laws of physics, the laws of life, because He is the One who created life and death. subhanho wa taala. This story of Hosea is about proving the resurrection. Why, according to the man outside of Nashville, Rahim, Allah has the seat at the hurry with me. He said, Look, Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is that the story was
mentioned here after Allah Azza was asserting himself and affirming his oneness. Subhan Allah to Allah which is the author of our deen the main core of our deen is to believe in the Oneness of Allah subhanho wa taala. Where would we find that we find that in the two I had before or three i before an act of courtesy, Allahu Allah, Allah, Allah who will high yield to you, Allah subhanaw taala speak about himself. There is no god worthy of worship, but him, I'll Hey, I'll tell you the ever, ever living that says the self sustained subhanaw taala he speak about himself. So the first thing is affirming his oneness. Then the second thing, Allah subhana wa Taala he is now proving that
there is a purpose for this life. And what is that purpose that you all gonna come back to stand before you Lord, and you're going to be questioned about what you've done in this life. And the example was the example of this man. So when Allah subhana wa Bucha, this man back to life, he went back again to Jerusalem. And there in Jerusalem, he was shocked at what he saw. Because just the night before, the same day earlier in the day, according to his time, timeline, obviously, he thought that earlier in the day, earlier in the day, I saw this place I saw this town, I saw this the city and it was completely ruined. And now I just woke up. I just woke up, and I see that same
town is full of life. It's full of life completely. Everything is not just back to normal was an amazing sight for him. So when he came in, he approached the people of the people looking at him and he looks very new to the area. And he looks stranger and he's looking around all over the place. They was trying to investigate who the man was. And when the man was, he was asked who he was that he identified himself. And the people were shocked you the same the same rosacea, even the sharqiyah you the same as the son of Sariah because that he was known to them from the past, and they said that he went to Jerusalem he disappeared. They've never seen him after that. And of course, the
story was going from generation to generation trying to see what happened
into this man and what did he go the man of God, basically, when he came back to live and they identified the man and he recognized who he was, it was a miracle to them that they brought him to their king. And he was honored for some time over there. Now, we don't know what happened to him later. The story said they lived for a year or so. But we don't know the details, though. But we know for sure that he was out of there. And probably because of that miracle, because of that miracle. Some of the Jewish sects which not necessarily in the Hebrew literature, but it's in the Quran, they claim that Isaiah was what was eon Allah, Allah Talia who there was a Allah, some of
these Jewish people, they said, You are the Son of God,
because you came back from the dead.
And that's because of the miracle they saw. They saw that God was actually working, of course to him, and he and he took him as his sons panna Wattana. Of course, we don't believe in that as Muslims, but that's what the some of the sects in Judaism actually they believed in it at some point. So the story right now we understand it has a sense of significance, significance to it. One of the things that we could learn from this, number one, which is insistently, not directly as one of the points of the story, number one, if you believe or not, the importance of Jerusalem
as we hear what's going on in Philistine today, what's happening in Ramadan as every single year what happened to the Muslims panela in Jerusalem?
We come to the store right now. That's showing us what's showing us hope, really, the story here is about the importance of Jerusalem. You know, no matter how it was ruined, ALLAH SubhanA wa that made sure that it will be revived again and again, and again, it will continue to be reviving. Why? Because Allah subhanho wa Taala made that land ordain Mubarak and he called that lunch of Hannah Montana. Subhanallah the US arrived at the Laila mill mesial haram ill mesial OXA lady Barak now Hola. The surroundings of that area that Masjid is blessing. Imagine the message itself. So the city itself is a blessed city. And that's why it is very important even to the muscles until this day,
it's very important to keep it in safe hands inshallah with about a quarter. The second thing we learn from this from this activist from the story is that you put your faith in Allah azza wa jal, not in the people because Allah subhanho wa taala. In that story, he changed the laws of physics and again, the laws of life. He showed us a miracle, at least at the time of that time, rosacea. He showed the people a miracle in this man subhanho wa taala. And in that measure is also hope. Because when I was a PhD, or Ezra was standing before Jerusalem, or looking at the site of the destruction, he had no hope that this will be revived. That's where he said, How could this be impossible? How
could this be come back to life? But look, ALLAH SubhanA was teaching us a lesson. It's not on your hand, that's not your business. Your job is to do your part. You put your trust in Allah subhanho wa taala. And you're only responsible to do your part. That's what Allah is asking of you. He's not asking you to control the results, is asking you to do your part. Now, this part was to go there and try to revive the city again. But when he looked at he goes, that's not gonna be that's not gonna happen. That's impossible. But Allah subhana showed him that none of that is nothing impossible when you put your faith in Allah azza wa jal. So my dear brothers and sisters, you need to always put
your faith in Allah Subhana Allah with that, no matter what the circumstances are, us trust Allah's judgment you do your part and let the results be in the hands of Allah subhana wa Tada. Number Number Number Three.
This story teaches us about the power of Allah subhana wa Tada al Qadr Allah Felicia he is Hannah what the Allah over all things competent, nothing stands in his voice and hands on with Allah. And one of his example again, the exam bringing the dead back to life. We've seen the IR the three ayat and sort of a nun ruled the story of Ibrahim Ali Salaam and the story of Isaiah in here that how Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who truly capable of doing all things. He's the one who bring the sun from the east to the west, is the one who brought this donkey back to life, the one who brought the rosary himself from the dead back to life. And he's the one who showed Ibrahim Allison and the
example the example of how he brings the dead backdrops of Panama. Number four, what do we need in order for us to have that what does what is supposed to be for us that is this story supposed to strengthen your 18 year clean? The concept of certainty of faith? Yes, we say Have faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala have hope and Allah's origin. But you know what? You might have it and then you lose it. You don't have it and get weaker?
What do you need to keep that Eman strong. You need what we call earlier thin certainty that has absolutely no doubt in it and
The story of Ibrahim Ali is just like the story of Isaiah over here as well to was all about showing us that when it comes to certainty it's a different levels as humans, we grow in certainty as well to see my brothers and sister probably you know the story of the sort of sort of the cattle Allah subhanaw taala says Kela alota Allah Munna, elmen yappin. Letter owner Jehane from monotaro na Inelia, team, semana, alumnium, Aiden, and nine, I want you to remember this. These are three levels of your team. Three levels of certainty, ultimately attain the certainty of knowledge. I finally attain the certainty of sight will help Kali attain the certainty of experience and ultimately
attain the certainty of knowledge. I finally attain the certainty of sight. Well, how can you have the certainty of experience while these exactly l Melia teen is what everybody would love to have in their life? What does that mean? Just because I trust the source? I don't have to investigate Animalia pain depends on the reliability of the source, the certainty of knowledge. If I trust the source, I don't even have to investigate or even question that at all. And the true believer, if they have the product, the reliable knowledge, they will just immediately believe would develop that certainty for them. You don't have to argue about that. Look at the example of our workers. Are they
allowed to run when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam came back from when he came back from Jerusalem from the slavery, Mirage, and overcast? The next day? He was so lucky man to say that he went to Jerusalem in one night and he came back again. Do you believe it takes us months to go back back and forth? And your man is saying he got them in one single night? How could you believe this? Workers today gave a brilliant answer for the law he got started in Canada. So Tada, tada. If it's true that he said that he did that I believe it
will work. I did not even go and ask the Prophet. So the lesson.
He told the viewer who came to him with the news, because if he said that, then I believe it.
What does that tell us about Christopher Dylon? He has a family of 10. He trusts a source. I don't have to investigate. Some of us and most of us as humans, we say I believe when I see
when I see, I will believe. So we need some physical tangible evidence that we can see. In order for us to believe.
Imagine if I tell you right now, it's snowing outside.
Some of you might just go straight looking at the window. Because I need to see to believe like, come on. It's spring already worse. It's not going to be nice, especially in Texas. There's no way it's going to be snowing. And by the way, don't bet on that. Because a few years ago, it snowed in April in Texas. And it was weird Subhanallah but the idea is that some of us will look we'll look actually to see if it's true. Because it wasn't enough that I said it's snowing. You had to trust your eyes with the evidence. But then some of us that's not sufficient for them. What are they gonna do? They're gonna go out to touch whatever is falling from the sky. Is there is no they look for
help Kalia pin. They explain experience
has been her husband, wife, I have to bring the love stories over here. No matter what we're doing the husband one demanded his wife. I love you. She said prove it. Right? You're gonna have to show it to me. So I can't believe it. So it's not enough that he's saying I love you. So they're not it's not sufficient for him. I need to see it with my eyes. But then when they start practicing that love by bringing chocolate being nice and gentle. And we asked him Now do you know that? Do you believe that? I believe that actually. Do you believe me that I I love you. She was at night.
What does that mean? She wants more of this until it becomes permanent until it becomes totally appealing. The new experience is not sufficient that you've done it for a few times. I want to know that that change is real. So the iron so that the Carter speaking about these three examples of your pin elmedia thing the certainty of knowledge, the certainty of sight and the certainty of experience. So when this man was asking ALLAH SubhanA wa say, and he had a Allahabad pneumonia. He knew he had the knowledge that Allah revives whatever Subhanallah wanted from the dead back to life. He had certainty of knowledge. But what he was asking about is exactly what Ibrahim on Instagram was
asking about as well too. He was asking, my lord Can I see it? My lord? Can I see it he wanted he wanted to, to revive is imminent, strengthen his Eman by increasing that your team by seeing how Allah makes it happen. So this is not that the man was actually doubting Allah's ability. It said it's actually about the audience.
So my point here what we take from the story is that you as a believer, to safeguard your Eman. You need to come to work on your team, your certainty and uncertainty grows with you. The more knowledge you have, hopefully, the more you will see not necessarily the sight of your eyes, but with the sight of your mind, because it's one of the tocado when Allah subhanaw taala says kill Allah Tala Munna el milliard. If you have the know the true certainty of knowledge letter a woonona, JM, you shall see the fire of hell, and then the Maratona 18. And then you shall see it with your own eyes. So there are two sightings over here, we're talking about the first time with a setting of the mind.
And that is the level of San perfection excellence in Nevada, that you worship Allah as if you see him. So that knowledge, it just opens a vision for me, that vision is in my mind, if I can get to that level, that's amazing. But that requires a lot of practice of that Dynegy man a lot of knowledge for that. And then we come to the second level, it's I want to see enough so I can believe until I feel it a limit, only then I'll be able to believe. Make sure to work on your certainty of knowledge. That's very important. Because if you trust the source, and you have that believe in your heart, Allah will open the vision as if you see him subhanho wa Taala for you, because that becomes
certainty for you. And the last point I want to add within shallow data as one of our lessons from this from the story is how Allah subhanho wa Taala provides a risk for the people.
Oh ALLAH SubhanA reverence for the people. Now you guys answer me for this question. Why did Allah Subhana Allah Allah left the food intact? And because the animal or the donkey to die? So when he woke up, why would the food was there actually the animal wasn't there any idea?
To provide? Yes, food as rose. He's hungry. There you go.
Of course SubhanAllah. It's one of those subtle things we don't pay attention to. When he wakes up after 100 year, just like the example the people of the cave. They woke up after 300 plus years. What happened? What were they asking about the first day they were asking about food?
They would say we're hungry Can someone please go to that town with our silver to go get us some food?
The same thing over here, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada wants to make sure that he's, well in the moment he wakes up. He doesn't worry about you know what I'm going to do now? His foot is there you can eat and drink and rest. And then he would see what's going on why that was dead. Why is it so you know, ruined like this. So Allah subhana wa Bucha made it easy for him transitioning into life. Again, as an example. This is for us to know that look, it doesn't matter. Allah will provide for you.
Even when you're dead,
even when you're dead, if Allah was that you can come back he will Subhanallah out of His mercy of Rama, he will provide for use of Hanuman with Allah so stop worrying about your risk. And only do your part and ask Allah Subhana Allah to provide for you as an action item. I would like to ask you and recommend two things for you. Number one, read the book on the life after death. Read the book on life after death. Why because that knowledge I hope will help you provide will provide for you that certainty of knowledge, certainty of knowledge that will help inshallah secure your pain and the certainty in the heart in regards to what is actually life should should be about in the future
Inshallah, that the second thing I would like to recommend for you is that have faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala trust Allah azza wa jal and whatever project that you've been planning to do, and dreaming about, and you've been actually talking about and writing about whether that's a book you wanted to write a website you wanted to establish a business who wants to open a doorway would like to begin with, or or adventure you wanted to start whatever that is the price that you have, just have faith, trust Allah subhanaw taala and start with that project, Allah will provide Hannah with the Anna from sources, you probably will have absolutely no idea where would come from May Allah
subhanaw taala bless you all, in this month of Ramadan. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for all of you to go through the rubble Alameen May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us among those who see the truth and follow it and see that which is wrong and stay away from it. We ask Allah subhana wa to give us your deed in our heart. The opinion that is that is confirming our Eman and increasing our Eman by which we could see with the sight of our minds and give us the level of SNR of the enemy and when hamdulillah Salah and Abdullah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam.
Zakouma locally here. Thank you so much for that insightful discussion. I can tell you I've read that story so many times but this is the most personal it's been I think sometimes we
Just read it as an event in history, right? We don't really take the time to say, well, how does this apply to me right? How does this make my my how does it affect my fate my experience with law school and so on? I think you very beautifully illustrated that for us. I mean, law sponsor award fee means it has an article. There was a a couple of questions about three or four about, is there a particular book you mentioned a book about life after death? Any resources you'd recommend?
One of the My favorite activity that I read in Arabic and English is the series of Chef Amara Lashkar Rahim, a lotta is our teacher. We were in Kuwait is more than Philistine and his series is printed. MashAllah all of it is about actually
the city of El Eman started with the belief in Allah azza wa jal and then the angels that the prophets the books and talk about the day of judgment and that's about three actually different books on the on the Day of Judgment one of them in particular speaks about the events of death and afterlife. So if someone can shell out read that then Allah will be with the beautiful Shang
Desikan looking for the recommendation made last month it's also an English if anyone can actually put the find the link to it in shallow Tana and post it on the on the chat log would be a great shot of that absolutely
the law of the land as I read it many years ago and benefited so much from the first books I read on the on this on this subject
and shall we'll see you again hopefully soon both online and in person be the guy to also chef USA is very active in the martial arts someone mentioned the Valley Ranch Islamic center that Halaqaat after after that they're all streaming on YouTube so you can follow him there as well. Very beautiful series about different eyes that we can learn and memorize this month. So please follow the check there as well inshallah Tada.
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Alright, so in sha Allah to Allah, we will continue our program very soon. May Allah subhanaw taala bless you all for your participation in the session. And thank you as well. I wanted to call out in the chat when people have questions. I love to see us helping each other some people came in late, where are we and other folks stepped in and said, Hey, here's the idea, here's where we're at. So that sort of, you know, brotherhood, sisterhood, teamwork, it makes the experience it what it is, it makes us community what it is. So we absolutely appreciate everyone's effort in that regard, humbly louder. But I mean, so inshallah Tada, we'd like to go through a few announcements as we prepare.
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first session from Chef Yes, it was almost like a part one in the sense that we were really able to reflect and extract some lessons from the Quran and to really be able to think about why the last part that I mentioned food, why did he mention these other things that was really that was really beneficial for us as well. So we hope that it was fun to either accepts from the effort that we're putting in and that he accepts from your effort and being here and being with us. The vanilla he to Anna, I do see that we shared we shared the links as well for the for the book by Dr. Ahmed. I spoke to him a lot. So thank you for thank you for sharing that definitely check that out as well. And
take up the shift on the recommendation that he made to learn more about life after death. So with that in sha Allah to Allah we have with us of course once again she said Tasleem to go into our Quran reflect session be the lighter Allah and Shahzad Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu. If you could let us know what are we talking about today? What I Are we going to be reflecting on? Well, I think Mr. lebryk Gatto, good to see you, man and everyone else also, I posted a link in the chat so you can check it out, but it is sometimes made up which is the fifth surah in the Quran, and it is verses 90 and 91. So, yeah, and then someone else posted a link also 100 Great. So that's what
we're doing today inshallah.
Let's get started. Okay, this is a not 100 Now Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah who Allah and He will be here on Wella Allahu Allah in Montana in number 10 or in Nikka and it will take him Allahumma Limni mine found out when fatten me mountain limp and I was in there in Yarra, but I don't mean Allahumma I didn't have a hub called diba. What I didn't know about belting that was organizing Arbor was set on one acre what happened to La here or what I can't do. Okay, so tonight we are in jersey number seven, April 7, just number seven easy way to remember that insha Allah. So just number seven is made up of swords and ADA. So we're basically completing swords and ADA swords
versus 82 until the end, and sort of an arm from the beginning verse number one to 110 so that is Joe's number seven, once again, a lot to pick from and so many amazing add, that we could reflect upon. But I chose these two ideas from Selma either versus 90 and 91. And since we have our beloved brother of the man here, I'm going to kind of put him on the spot and ask him if he would not mind reciting for us in sha Allah. Or if you know someone that you want to call out, I'll allow you to do that as well. If there's someone specifically you would like, but if not, then then I'm going to ask you to shelve
this Mala I will pull up the AI let's see if we can we'll go ahead and we'll go ahead and take one for the team and charlatan
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gambling, idols, divining arrows, and we're gonna go through all of these in sha Allah, they are a good use of Menominee shape and they are filled from the work of the CHE upon by just any bool. So keep away from them not to flee home so that you may be successful. And we're going to take it one day at a time. So we'll get to the second idea as well in sha Allah. So to begin with, Allah who's Hana data, as we mentioned yesterday, Allah says, Yeah, you Hello, ADINA, I know what does that mean for us? Well, let me let me just ask you real quick Insha Allah, see how many people have been paying attention taking notes from from previous days? So who can tell me? What does it mean for us
when Allah says you can let me know? Oh, believers, so just raise your hand inshallah and brought up dynamic quality?
All right, I see. The first hand I saw was Sr. Nazia from the UK if you'd like to share with us. What, what the reason is for Yeah, you have livina I'm gonna what do we understand from that? We mentioned a few different reflections on it yesterday, so any of them I'll take any of them. Machala.
Salam aleikum. Everyone. Like I said, it's a direct
is it is a direct calling to the people to the believers, for us to take attention.
Yes. Next that correct? That is correct. That is correct. Do you remember any of the other things you mentioned?
Specifically for us, and what he's saying afterwards is a direct command to us. Okay. Okay. Very good. Very good. Very good luck. Good luck. Who else has their hand up? Let's see.
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So I think there were three things that you mentioned yesterday, one was which is allies directly speaking to us.
The second is the command is the command that is given is directly related to our faith. Yeah, very good.
And the third is the source of our strength is to play out the instructions
being given that I very good, very good. Those are the three points that we mentioned 100 and 100 points for you 100
points to have meaning but I just like I want to give something away in my motive seminars. Actually.
It's been a while now it's Pamela that we've done in person seminar, but I have linked truffles he has like I have like a basket link truffles. Anybody answered a question? I'll throw a link truffle at them. So it's like a little sweet. To accompany the knowledge. We ask Allah to Unitas in person again, love I mean, but yeah, excellent, excellent. hamdulillah those are the three things that we mentioned. And so yes, you know, this command that is coming, or prohibition that is coming, whatever, whatever instruction that is coming is directly related to our faith. And so it is as Allah has pointed out, is saying if you have faith then Then listen up right? If
This faith is important to you then listen up and you mentioned the statement of Miss Earth or the Lavon. Who said that if you hear Allah saying yeah you have nothing to pay very close attention, because this is either going to be something that Allah is commending you with or it is something that Allah is prohibiting for you or telling you to stay away from right. So an instruction is coming your way. So pay attention. Very good. So then Allah Subhan Allah to Allah says, Yeah, you're letting me know, in Nam Alhambra will Mesa and then Allah mentions in Nama is what is known in English. In academia, they call it the article of exclusivity, which I know doesn't mean a lot to a
lot of people to be honest. But in the mouth that really means is that only only it is only an only like, this is so important that it is as if Allah is saying this is the only thing that this is right. So so another example of that is the process LM he said in number it's too late with Tim Mima Makarem will select that I have been sent to perfect a good character but he said in NEMA, I've only been sent to perfect good character. Obviously, he's not only been sent for that, but this this issue is so important. It is as if he has only been sent for that. So once again, Allah says in NEMA, it is like look, this is the main thing that you need to know in them. So certainly.
And humble. Right? And let's talk about what what hammer is a hammer. I know it gets translated sometimes as alcohol or it gets translated as wine and things like that. That is I would say I don't want to say it's
I would say that's an incomplete and possibly an incorrect translation. A better translation would be intoxicants in toxic it's that's that which intoxicates us the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he said you've mentioned in Muslim I believe, if I'm not mistaken, I couldn't lower screen hammer Wakulla homerun haram that every intoxicant is hammer, and every hammer is impermissible, every type of hammer is impermissible. And in another Hadith, the prophet seldom said, and humble Muhammad Al Appa, that Hummer is that which be fogs the mind. And so anything that intoxicates us and some scholars add to that, that there is a level of enjoyment, that is that comes from that intoxication,
that is considered a hammer, right, that is considered a combo. So that is what is being mentioned in this verse in the middle camera. So this hammer, well, Mesa, Mesa is gambling. And our scholars mentioned that Mesa comes from from yourself or Mesa run, right. So what was the meaning there is that there is there's a there's an impression that people get that this is an easy way to make money. Right. And so that's one of the reasons and there are other reasons as well, but that's one of the reasons it's called
Mesa right Mesa in the Mohammed will miss him right that they are sorry that they so humbled and Mason have so intoxicants and gambling while unsolved now, I'm thought generally gets translated as idols, which is correct, but it is not just idols, it includes images, idols, statues, altars, basically that which is set up, to be worshipped besides Allah. So a lot of times when when idols are worshipped, we see that there, they're set up and they're put up, right, or, you know, even the issue of image making, and why is Islam image making is prohibited. And specifically, an extra emphasis on is on hanging images. Because now when it when an image is hung, it's given this level
like this level of shut off, right? There's honor that is given. You play somebody in that position to be worshipped and to be and to be venerated besides Allah, who's Panwa Tiana, one of the reasons why we don't make images of the prophets Allah sent them or the prophets and even the Companions because we don't want to venerate them to a level that people begin to worship and devote themselves to these people, as they would devote themselves to Allah who's Panama data. So that is, what is that is what is unsolved, unsolved, when Islam, Islam divining arrows, and basically these were arrows that were used by the machete Kuhn by the pagans. And the whole idea about this. So there you
know, these were used for divination. If you don't know what divination is, divination is to is to is to tell the future or to predict something. So these arrows will be used. So one of the examples is they would shoot an arrow into the air, and they would say, if if it falls on this side, it means that we should do this and it falls on this side. It means we should do this right? Or before taking a journey they would shoot this arrow and if it falls on the left side, they would say that
This means that journey is going to be good, right? It's going to be a good journey. And we should, or sorry, a bad journey, we should not go on it. If if I was on this side, it means a good journey, we should do it. So the idea is, it's like fortune telling, it's like telling the future, it's like predicting something that has no way of predicting it. And someone said, Is it like flipping a coin for a decision, it is not like flipping a coin for a decision. Because when a person flips a coin for a decision, the intention is I'm going to, I want it to be a random, random choice, the decision should be random. And there's nothing wrong with that saying, look, it doesn't matter to me either
way. And it's just I flipped the coin, you know, like this, and we're gonna flip a coin about it. Right? mean, he doesn't matter. It's like, you know, if we're talking about statistically, there's a 5050 chance there. Right? So that is that is that's not what he's referring to, it's referring to making decisions based off of these arrows, right? And using that to to predict something. And that is why this is, it's very serious. Subhanallah is this is you know, minor shift, and you can even go to B major shift. And what is included in this is something like
you know, people who use like signs, what was that called? Like? Are you a Sagittarius? Are you cancer, whatever?
What's the what's the zodiac signs? Right. Very common. Right? horoscopes, horoscopes, that's, that's, that's star sign that those phrases I'm looking for. Right? So astrology, right? So saying that if you're this person, then you should do or your cancer, cancer should do this, or Sagittarius or whatever, whatever it is, this is shidduch. And it can even be major shift and it's very, very dangerous and are redeemed, right? And the whole idea is that you're ascribing
significance or a power to something that Allah has not put power in it. Right. So that is where it becomes problematic. And so likewise, this these Islam, right are are similar in that they fall under the same category. So Allah subhanaw taala says in normal homebrew, well, Mason will and sob will Islam these four things Allah says the image of so many families Shere Khan they are the ages from the act or from the actions or this is the act of the of the she have been in villages is that which is
it is either physically something which is filth or dirt or it is an action that is basically a bad an atrocious a horrible, a bad
a bad action impure usually notice is usually translated as impure. I think maybe a better way just to differentiate it from
from that is to use the word filth right? Filthy or filth. And so it can it can be something which is physically actual filth itself or it can be something that is like filth or in its meaning so an act can be an action which is an atrocious a filthy act right? So in this case, obviously we understand that they're not physically not physical filth, here it is these actions are being described as filth. So these are atrocious actions and then Allah has kind of went to Allah
referred this to as from the she upon that this is something which is from the she upon and then Allah Spano went to Allah says if I just any rule that basically get far away from it right distanced yourself from away from it, look them to flee home and perhaps you will be successful now one reflection that I want you to pay attention to here is when Allah subhanaw taala says find just any boo, right get away from it. What is the significance of using that terminology right get get away from it. Allah subhanaw taala could have said don't do it right but Allah is as in a physical sense Allah is saying get away like move away from it get away from it. What is the significance of
that mystery? Like raise your hand Sheila?
All right, let's go with this time. How about us Mazda far from Atlanta, if you'd like to come on camera if possible. Otherwise, go ahead and give us your response inshallah.
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just emphasizing that you need to stay away as much as you can just stay away from not even go near it. Like maybe like the opposite of
the word that's like, Well, yeah, just to stay way away from it. Don't
be very far away. Yes. Very, very good. Very good. What else? What else? Do we have this Mila?
How about Robert in Florida, go ahead and Shala
Can you hear me?
Yeah, we can hear you now. Okay.
So I was gonna say like, to stay away from everything to do with it, like even people that are involved in it, or any actions that could lead to anything of that nature, like, with intoxicants like to stay away from, you know, any form of the intoxicant, like to stay away from the thing, the actual item to stay away from, you know, the the gambling to stay away from casinos to stay away from the places that that involve these things. So like, to shun it to shun. Because people can lead you to these things, and these items can lead you to these things, you know, seeing images of it can lead you to these things. So, so anything involved with any of these things, you know, to stay away
completely? Very good, very good. So, once again, issue of distance, right? So that tells us that these all of these actions, they have something that surrounds it, and what surrounds it is not good, right? So don't even come close to that surrounding it in our sister mentioned, you know, gambling, casinos, alcohol, or intoxicants, bars, or clubs, or whatever it may be, because the environment that surrounds it, is not good. And also, I believe the sister alluded to this as well, that
there's a path on how you get there, right? And there are things that lead up to it. Right, very good. Very good. So all of those are applicable, what else? What else do we have?
All right, how about labour Han from the UK.
welcome to sit down with Allah. And I was thinking that it could mean that the fact that Allah tells us to stay away from it also suggests that we are going to be faced with it a lot. And hence the need to stay away more than just stop yourself from coming in the first place that will be surrounding go Salaam. And also, it might not mean to the actual action itself, but also to people that surround themselves with those type of sins, to stay away from the people so that you don't get drawn to the place. Very good. That's a beautiful, beautiful reflection, what our sister mentioned Subhanallah that, you know, first of all the issue of
and remind me it wasn't what you said it wonderfully on the the first point you made, I was gonna write it down in your words. Go ahead, say it again.
What did I say?
Am I saying that? Oh, that we will be surrounded by so the fact that Allah is telling us that be surrounded by it. Right. Very good. And then you said something very specifically that it's going to and I forgot the exact wording that you but you said it's going to happen a lot, right? And so the need to get away from it. And that's so true. Subhanallah you know, unfortunately, even in Muslim countries, we see these things, but especially I like I can on a personal level talk about personalizing the message. Living in a in a country that's you know, majority non Muslim, we see these things everywhere. So there really is a need to like just get away, right? Just move move, get
out of its vicinity, right get away from not only it but the its effects. Excellent, excellent point 100 out somebody wrote that down, we can put it in our binder of reflections upon these handling now, what else let's take maybe one or two more people say one more person and we got to move on to sha Allah. All right, how about my sister and Brene from Ohio?
Subhana Allah, just like, you know how you're supposed to stay away from that company, because company affects you. So most powerful, they're basically telling us a study Bibles, that means like, stay away a target. So the company you keep affects has an effect. And so if you're surrounded by that, those kinds of people, even death is not allowed to hang on. Yeah, yeah. Yeah, very good. Very good. Another way to think of this question, by the way, is to ask yourself, Why did Allah put these four things together in this category? Like why are they there in a category of their own?
That Allah is part time and so what are these four things have in common? And one of the things we mentioned you know, it was mentioned here in the reflection is that these are these are sins and issues that are surrounded by sin so they don't they don't exist in a vacuum right there's things around it alcohol there's there's an environment around it gambling has environment around it even you know that type. You know shifts how Allah is a culture is an environment you know, no one just generally no one goes out by themselves and they commit shift usually there's a culture community Milla productive around and I know I know that sounds weird saying this, but
There's a culture and community around ship people get together and they commit ship together,
you know, idol worshipping or even, you know, in our times of worshipping saints and so on and so forth. It's, you know, people support one another, right? They'll go to grave sites and they'll begin to make dua and call out to the dead and so on and so forth. And there's that, you know, that people worship to God that the type of worship is done together. Right. So there's a community around it, so, excellent, excellent, excellent point. Another thing to reflect upon, Why did Allah subhanaw taala put
intoxicants and gambling next to idols and divining arrows because idols like worshipping idols, obviously, clear, Chinook divining arrows, as we said, can be minor and can fall into major Chinook as well. So we're talking about Chinook on one one side, on the other side, when it comes to intoxicants and gambling, we're talking about major sins. Why put which are, you know, bad, but not as bad as ship? So why did Allah put those next to those? Is that clear?
This man now let's see. Who knows? Who can who can think about this?
All right, let's go ahead and start with Zane up from Singapore.
So we're talking about major sins versus Schilke? Why would they be together
Assalamu alaikum, I think, for intoxicants
because the more you take it, that you actually lose yourself in the process. And when you are not in the right frame of mind, you tend to be prone to commit any kinds of sins. And perhaps that's why he has put both together. So because you lose control. And when you lose control, there's a tendency that you will fall into the major shifts as well, you may commit like a person who's intoxicated, who's under the influence of alcohol,
they may commit any kind of other sins, it will lead you to other sins. Okay, so no doubt, no doubt, they lead to other so both gambling and alcohol and in toxic is lead to other sins.
I'm not sure I'm not. Maybe it's possible, because this is look, in the end of day, this is someone's experience, right? So someone may have experienced that alcohol leads to can lead to shidduch maybe possible. So what are the what other reasons that we have? Let's see, who else has their hand up?
How about Nama and Blaine from Alberta? Alberta? Canada.
I know people are giving answers in the chat, and I'm sure they're amazing answers, I don't really want to look at them, because I want to I want to hear from people and to hear from people who are sharing. So as long like assalamualaikum check.
I guess I just wanted to, after hearing one of the answers, I'm just
the term, you know, addiction and how that's both, you know, a reality, you know, both medically and also one that we can see amongst others and just how, you know, it's we're not just talking about a one time experience or, but something that through a one time experience, particularly if we're talking about the intoxicants of like hardest street drugs, you know, for example, that it can be one or two times and then someone's way of life and Islam as a way of life that their way of life is highly compromised and could lead to really bad environments could lead to doing whatever they need to do to get their, you know, quote, fix, whether that means, you know, really compromising their
self and their principles and their deeds, which could include, you know, performing shirk in order to get something to, you know, meet their addictions that are experienced to that point, and just the slippery slope of it one or two times, perhaps. Okay, so it's a slippery slope. I have I agree. 100% the other connection, I see where you're going with it.
I don't want to say I disagree. Because like I said, you know, this can be experienced and people can have experienced that. And just from, from my experience, I'm having trouble connecting the two right? I, I guess when a person is vulnerable, they can fall into you know,
you know, a way of life that is not Islamic, and that can lead them to worship other than Allah and I can I guess I can see that. But yeah, your other point, I agree with 100%. what else what else do we have? There's actually a particular point that I wrote down. I was seeing if anyone else can come to that point, but the rest of this is good as well. So let's see what we'll take one more hand and then I'll give you my reflection inshallah. Go ahead. Alright, just because it was up the floor looks worn down. Okay, let's go with Khadija constr Eva from Pennsylvania.
Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
There's been a lot of good answers on Hamdulillah. But I was thinking about the arrogance of disobeying Allah like if you're so arrogant to disobey Allah
To drink alcohol and you're so just so you're so arrogant to disobey Allah and commit the major sins, you know that the shaytaan is obviously affecting you. So you're building up that arrogance. So
you know, it's the connection to the shaytaan. And, and then what's to stop you from having the same arrogance to commit shirk? So I think a lot of it has to do with arrogance. And that's why Allah kind of put them all together, because the major sins, you have to be pretty arrogant to disobey a lot in such a
distinct way. Absolutely, absolutely. The arrogance aspect of it is definitely true. And you know, we're going to talk about the shift button. Arrogance is definitely one of the tools of the ship on as well. So I'm gonna tell you what I wrote down. And, you know, what, what I have
it really, so the issue of intoxicants and gambling are one of those issues that can get belittled. Right, where a person can think, you know, what, it's not really a big deal, right? Is it really that bad? And here by putting it next to something as severe as shidduch, Allah has pointed out as saying, it is really bad, right? It is really bad. And like [???]can, all that, as we said, you know, there are
effects that go way beyond it. Right. And this is so my next question would be, why the last 100 To Allah refer to it as the work of the Shi Athan like what is this you have been have to do with this, and what we live what we know about this she have been and this is this is coming up even in the next verse. And I don't know if we have any people here who took deception study of the shield plan with me. But if you did, we talked about the way that she had been works is he tries to get the most bang for his buck, right? He wants that one action can lead to a lot of other actions, right. And so these are all deeds Subhanallah that it seems like it's one thing, but the implications are, are far
reaching. I mean, you take a look at Subhanallah alcohol, right?
For my for, you know, one of my classes, I'd like to talk about this. And, you know, I look up the stats, when it comes to drunk drunk driving statistically here here in America, and that here in the US,
every day, about 28 people in the US die in drunk driving crashes. So that means one person dies every 52 minutes in the US from a drunk driving accident. And you would think we would think that we've had so much time and we have technology and research and thought and all this kind of stuff, we haven't figured out how to put an end to drunk driving accidents, right. And the problem is that when a person is not in their right state of mind, they can be as informed as you know, as as, as anyone, they can have the most information, the most knowledge, and they can know how bad it is. But when a person is intoxicated, they can't process that information. So a person can know someone who
they can have personally someone who died in a drunk driving accident. But when they are intoxicated, they cannot process that information to be like, You know what, maybe I should not get into the car and drive. Right? So far each and then it's not just drunk driving accidents, there is abuse, there's spousal abuse or child abuse, there's mental health issues. There's just so many issues come from, you know, alcohol specifically. But you know, in the larger sense sense drugs and alcohol and in toxic ins, likewise, gambling, you know, my brother spoke about, you know, addiction, and gambling addiction, how gambling addiction to penalize ruins, lives, ruins, families, ruins
communities, and so on and so forth. So, they are this far reaching idea, right, that these are far reaching issues. And this is what the chiffon has invested in, he's not invested in just one sin, he wants to see society crumble, right. And he knows that these are the things that are very, very powerful on a spiritual level, you have these things that people may not think are big deal, you know, idols and this and that. And like I said, you know, in our times it may not be idle, there may be other other means. It may not be divining arrows, right? I don't know anybody who has divining arrows, but I know a lot of people who are into like horoscopes and things like that, and like,
what's the big deal? Right? I'm just doing it for fun. The person who sent them said that a person who goes to a fortune teller,
believing in what they have to say has disbelieved and what has been revealed upon Mohammed, so I send them and the one who goes to a fortune teller, not believing in what they have to say, their Salah will not be accepted for 40 days. I mean, subhanAllah like, a person may say, oh, that's overkill. You know, like what if I just I don't believe it. But the problem is that it's so serious because what this does is it chips away at our spirituality it chips away at our head. And sometimes, you know, it's this chipping away that the shaytaan loves, slowly but surely chipping away until our toe head gets weakened and then we a lot more
More and more and more things to enter into our dean, where a dean gets totally corrupted, there's nothing left of art to hate. And that's why these these panels, these issues are so dangerous. And that is why they're all put in this category to get like one of the reasons why they're putting this category together. And that is the reason why I love Senator atta said that it is from racism, it's filled from the minute I'm going to share fun from the, from the works of the Shere Khan. And that is why Allah subhanaw taala then says just anymore, like, just stay completely away from it. Now I did not come to floon so that you may be successful. If you want to be successful. These cannot be a
part of your life. You have to be far, far away from all of these matters, right success. This is success for the astronaut but also success in this life as well. I know we're running out of time, I do want to get to the next verse as well. There's so much to talk about. But in the next verse, verse number 91, Allah has kind of data says in a URI douchey upon who you are Boehner Kamala i da da ba finger company will make him certainly in them if you remember only and only like this is his main goal. This is what he wants it as if this is all he wants. In nema. Only and only certainly the ship on wants to cause between you who is the you hear us you have Medina Ahmed who Allah said in
the previous verse, Oh, believers are people of Eman are people of faith. Now this is for you. This is for us once again personalize the message in the mercury there she upon you. Obey Netcom she upon wants to cause between you between you believers. Look people have Iman right we're not talking about oh sinful people or someone who worshipped other than Allah and so on and so forth. Like we're talking about believers here Allah referred to as people of iman, that she had thought and wants to cause what between you
i da, and this is like enmity, right animosity hostility, like, from from I do I do as an enemy. So this I doubt what is like, animosity, enmity, i da Well, bah, bah, bah, bah is built like this hatred. How can we how can we view it? How is it possible that we would view our own brothers and sisters as our enemies? How is it possible that we can hate our own brothers and sisters? Right? How is it possible? This is how it's possible. So let's find out it says this is what the ship bond wants to cause between you. I die when I die when Bella and what are his tools to do this? In a company? Well, Mason, right he uses come up. And Mason right so
intoxicants and gambling, well, yeah, so duck and victory lap and to basically avert you from or to turn you away from the vicar of Allah subhanaw taala. Why is Salah and the prayer the surah as well by the horn. So will you then stay away? Will you then abstain from these two things. So as we said, last time to Allah says certainly in Nima you read the share points with the Chapin once, and you can be in a coma is as if that he wants to project this onto something that should not have it. So the default of a believer, their relationship with other believers is Love is brotherhood and sisterhood and his closeness. The bonds of of Islam. The bonds of faith are stronger than any other
bonds in the world. And the Shia fun knows this. And one of the goals of the Shabbat is separation. Those of you taking my dissection seminar you we talked about this at length, right? And another Hadith in the Hadith, verse seven tells us that the Shia fan bases it's a little bit of a longer Hadith, but he tells us that the sheer fun it breeds himself. He sits on his throne and he sends out the shell theme, the lesser devils, right? And he sends them to go do his bidding. And they all come back and they say I did this and I did this and I did this and the shaytaan at least not impressed until one of the sciatic pain comes and says I was with a man and a woman I was with a husband and
wife. Why am I why am I attracted? And I did not leave this person. I did not leave them. Hector for luck to Boehner who have been Emirati, I was with this person. And I didn't leave this person until I caused separation between him and his wife and the she have been in bliss himself. He says no. And he says yes, you you. You are the one and one nourish and he embraces this other. She Athan right, he is so happy because why? Because this animosity and hatred and separation this enmity is one of the goals of the Sherpa. I mean, take a look at the world that we're living in today. Right? You have people come together on goodness, and and the chiffon is there to break it apart. And this is
why you know I always say anyone who has come together for the sake of Allah. Be mindful of the shape on because the SharePoint is working overtime to cause some separation between you whether it be the example the percent of gave, obviously a marital relationship to two believers who come together for the sake of Allah just prints out how much goodness can
come out of a pious in a good relationship. You can have pious kids, you can have that partnership that can have a positive impact on the community, and so much good can come out of a household, which people are true believers. So Pamela are living in harmony, and then how much Subhanallah harm can come, if the share can cause animosity and hatred amongst spouses, right? It affects the children, and then it affects the community, and then on a larger scale to kind of lead and I'm trying to get into, you know, the Institute of marriage and how that is important, so on so forth, it has an impact on society as well. Right? And so definitely, that's one of the goals of this, you
have been so this is what Allah is saying that he wants to cause this hatred, this animosity, this enmity between you, and his tools are
hammer, and Mesa. So my question for you is, if Allah has mentioned, these two things, so in the previous in the previous verse, Allah mentioned four things, two of them, as we said, deal with, you know, Schick. And then two of them are major sins from those four things. There are only two things mentioned here. This should cause you to be curious principle of reflection. Think about look at the difference. Why is there a difference here? In Latin, the last verse, there are four things in this verse, there's only two, what do these two things have in common specifically, that become tools for hatred and animosity? This minute, go ahead and raise your hand.
All right, let's go and start with Mr. Buddha in South Africa.
I sit down with a camera for the layover to go to Warwick was set out with
a very pertinent topic for this evening. And I think there's been a lot of reflection on my side, considering the kind of social welfare work that we involved in. So we tend to see a lot of this going around. But before I get into the social welfare work, and what we see it just want to answer the question in sha Allah, hopefully, I do justice to it. So if you take a look, and obviously this was not mentioned tonight, but yes, she finds promise to Allah subhanaw taala that he would take us away from our Phaedra right, our innate nature of doing good of pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala that was his promise, that's what he wants to do, ultimately, because he doesn't want to be alone in
Jerusalem but and this is how he gets us to lose our hope in the Mercy of Allah subhanho data because what happens is and I'm going to go back to the ship, right so if you're looking at shear shear could be broken down in the definition of the scrubbing partners to Allah or giving something that presents in their life like we would give to Allah subhanho data. So this is when gambling
as well as intoxicants becomes that because gambling gives us money. So ultimately, we worship money because we've been overstimulated by everything around us that money is the is everything, right? So when we when we believe that we need to get to how do we get it? Obviously, this is the one way a quick surefire way everywhere on every step of social media, it's there to present and what happens is, we doubt our our inhibitions, without what without any type of intoxicants, because we want to look cool, we want to feel like we part of everything that's changing. So new laws are being passed. Okay, cool. So Mead is now allowed. This is something that we as like, it kind of blurs the lines
from an Islamic point of view with this, we've seen this happening in South Africa. And I'm sure you've seen in the US as well, where it's become a great problem. It's not seen as anything. It's just cigarettes. That's that's the mindset that we kind of have to deal with. And when what this does, is it causes easily to get back to the Senate because we've now lost hope in the Mercy of Allah subhanaw data. So it's so easy for us to get back into going back to it. But Chapin doesn't do it once of its continuous his influence has been there all the time. So what we need is from the overstimulation we need to numb ourselves. So we tend to like cling on to the ducks So that's not
something that we now if we don't have it, it's almost as if we're worshipping this right. So we believe it's it's true effects is that this is what I need to survive, which obviously then because you've lost not you're hoping Allah, you you're not going back to your Salah, because now your soul is linked to this on the site. We're gonna get to this. It's coming up. But yeah, absolutely agree. So devotion, and almost the worship of one's desires and the worship of Allah other than the lowest point data, which is what I was speaking about earlier, and that's another reflection on that. 100 Yeah, so yeah, so Exactly. So humble and May said, Absolutely. A devotion to one's desires 100 and
very good, very good. Can we hear from somebody else as well? Let's build up one more person. All right, let's go with let's go with Lala and Islamabad, Pakistan.
Soleimani come up with live up wabarakatuh
so I would like to connect it with your previous point in the previous idea
about how we tend
To minimize the impact of these two cents, to our personal cells, like somebody who's doing these things would would, could easily say that I'm just doing it to myself. If it's hurting my health, it's hurting my health. But that's not the reality they are hurting the farm, a family, your community. And these are out of the forces all the four cents, these are the only two that are hurting the community itself. The other two cents, they are connected to your relationship with Allah subhanho wa taala. And they have to do with your relationship in connection with Allah subhanaw taala. So in these eyes, ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala is basically telling us all of those high
impact sins that ruin our community, and our society. Absolutely, absolutely. Well put up 100 law, and obviously, as the Brother, please forgive me for not remembering your name. But he mentioned addiction. And that is very, very important because the issue of addiction is loss of control. Right. And subhanAllah in the Muslim community, addiction is an is an extra problem, I would say because
a lot of times it's not viewed as an illness, it's just viewed as a lack of faith. Right. And then that leads to a whole nother level of issues where, you know, we don't because we don't see it as an illness. You know, not everyone, but still there, that stigma is still there, right? That issue is still there, because it's not seen as an illness is not treated as an illness and a person may never find help. Right? And they're just they just, it's like a, you know, it's like a downward spiral that they keep, you know, it's just, there's no way to climb up out of that. Right. And that is, that's, that's, that's one of the connections between
between intoxicants and gambling. Okay, I want to move on because I know where it's Pamela we're out of time. But I do want to finish this verse. Allah subhanaw. Taala says, that, certainly the shaytaan only wants to cause between you, Tao and Bella, this enmity and this hatred, Phil humbly will may sit and those are two of the tools of the shaytaan we assumed the combined decree lab. Obviously when a person is involved in these sins, then they are averted they're taken away from the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala why this Salah and also from the prayer now quick reflection here once again being curious about the wording is Salah, not Vica
yes or no? Just give me a quick yes or no in the chat? Yes or no. is Salah not part of vicar?
Yes, absolutely. Absolutely. We are making the cut when we are making Salah why then did Allahu Allah to Allah separate Salah from the vicar
this mean now this mean now let's see
Why did Allah separate put
Salah on its own who has your hand up this midnight
all right let's go with our here from Minnesota
I think was set up sorry I was not expecting that.
Mostly is because we pray we tend to pray we tend to like say hey you know if I pray a life gonna forgive me if I do this without us we do the sin and then we're like hey, you know I'm gonna stand up and pray about actually meaning forgiveness so he's like asking us to
go on the right track or you call me on no problem no problem you can think about it and if we have time we'll come back to it and Shala let's let's let's let's grab somebody just didn't know no problem. No problem. Exactly. Luck. I've been trying my last Python to reward you.
Alright, let's go with because he he's way from last time Amir from New York
I think it was set up.
Is it because we can pray when we're drunk? Or intoxicated? But you could still remember the name of Allah with your tongue but listen, not to approach Salah when you're intoxicated have to do with it? Yeah, that's, well, there's, there's look, this is a reflection, right? So there's, there's there's many, many meanings there. There's many, many reasons right? But absolutely, we can make vicar even though you know, it's Pamela what type of vicar that is Allah? Who was that? You know, may Allah protect this, but the salah you know, cannot be prayed when a person is intoxicated. Okay. Very good. What else do we have? I see a lot of hands up. So we gotta let's get some quickfire answers
here. Bismillah. All right, how Meriam hilarious in Sri Lanka.
So, for the vicar, you just need to have your presence of mind. And persona you need to have presence of mind and body you need to be physically present. Yeah, very good. Very good. So
you know, yeah, okay.
Okay, sure. So the cutter can be made just with the tongue.
And the heart and the mind which is affected obviously by my hammer and obviously when a person is involved in gambling same thing but salon requires the body as well very good excellent what else?
Alright, how about I'm not in Canada go ahead
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I think it's because
salon is five times a day and it's an scribed time that you pray and zikr is outside of salon that you remember God on almost every time that you can even at night in between those Salah and that's why those are two separate things. Very good. Very good. So Salah has a prescribed time as opposed to vicar Excellent. What else? Let's take one or two more shall these are all wonderful hamdulillah what else? All right I Asia and the UK
so I think it seems that because he separated from Salah because Salah in itself is an action. And it's one of those things that to be on Islam. What makes you muslim or makes you practicing is the Salah. So for young to be involved in toxic and gambling. They completely take away your mind and your body away from even yourself sometimes. And you can't even participate in the very thing that Allah tells you. This is what makes you what's them. Very good. Very good. Excellent, excellent. And I think so I saw somewhere in the chat someone had put this as well. Main reason one of the main things we get out of this is the importance of Asana. It is so important that Allah, Allah put it in
its own category, even though it is included. You know, if Allah said that it takes away the command decorilla takes you away from the vicar of Allah. So Allah is included in that all types of vicar. But Salah is so important that Allah Subhana Allah said, Look, even your Salah is, you know, to its own category, because it is so very, very important. It's an important part of our deen, the first thing we're going to be questioned about on the Day of Judgment, a pillar of our faith, our connection with Allah, all of that so much and all those reflections are great Hamza, thank you so much everyone who shared let's go ahead and finish this verse. Allah Subhana. Allah says, but we
don't, then will you not abstain? And this is what is known as a rhetorical question. If I'm not if I if I got the English right on that basically, the answer is, the answer should be yes, absolutely. That's why there's a wire there's a narration on their own model. The love is that when this verse was recited, he said in Dana and Dana and Dana and Dana, that that's it we're done. We're done. We're done like this. Of course, like obviously there's there's you know, we will stay stay far away from this dimension instead attend with the necessary and shallow data it is it is authentic. And once again, yes, as someone said, Allah is speaking to us personalizing that that message, right?
Will you then not look at all of these reasons? Will you then not abstain from it, stay away from it humbling. And look, there's a lot that can be said about about these two verses. And in hindsight, maybe I should have just stuck to one verse. But you know, it's hard to restrict yourself to a small portion of the Quran I tried to fit another verse in here, but it hadn't been in there. I think we had some great reflections today and I know a lot of stuff was said in the chat as well. So I hope we can
save that somewhere and it is recorded somewhere because these are all things that are handled and very beneficial to our faith into our iman and I want I want inshallah two out of my goals that people after Ramadan in sha Allah may Allah allow us to complete the month of Ramadan except from us. But that after Ramadan, we can continue in this habit of reflecting upon the Quran, and perhaps even going back to our notes and what we wrote down and just taking some time for yourself between you and your Lord, reflecting on the book of Allah has kind of went to Adam will law who to Allah that Allah Subhana Allah who will be Hambrick, a shadow in the Highland sterile Foucault to relate
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