Moments with the Qur’an #11

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Sajid Ahmed Umar

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Topics: Comparative Religion

Episode Notes

In today’s episode we discuss the following:

1. Rights vs Responsibilities
2. Gender specific virtues.
3. Nurture vs Nature
4. A solution to the ‘rights’ debate

Episode Transcript

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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh everyone welcome to Episode 11 moments with the Quran today we take another Ayah from Surah Nisa in which Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Why Allah

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Allah wa who be by

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little region in Mecca Sabu

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nissa you know Cebu Mecca Serbian was Allah humming fatherly in Allah hi Can I be cool Nisha in nine EMA, Allah some kind of way to add up in this particular Ayah he forbids each gender for wishing for that which Allah subhanahu Allah gave or made specific to the agenda. So hon Allah, then Allah subhanho wa Taala highlights a law and that is that for the males is everything that is this and for the females is everything that is this ownership is held by the males for that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has given them and ownership is held by the females for that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has given them and then Allah subhanho wa Taala guides us to a better practice. Allah says rather

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than wishing for what Allah has given the other agenda, ask Allah to give you from his blessings. And then Allah reminds us to a universal law and a reality that is timeless, in the law cannot be equally Shayna Halima, then Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah is upon all omniscient and knowledgeable. So Allah subhanaw taala brothers and sisters in Islam, the Quran and the Sunnah. They protect our faith, and the paradigms of our faith. But then we have our environment. And there's this discussion between the atheists and the philosophers about nurture versus nature and are your products of nature? Are we a product of nature, right? And the reality from an Islamic perspective

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is we are a product of our fitrah. Right, our natural disposition that which Allah subhanho wa Taala created us upon but Islam does recognize that our environment, our nature, and to an extent our nature, hat can have an impact can have an impact in terms of the Salah, the safety of our fitter, right? Our paradigms, or the paradigms of the fitrah can become skewed because of our environment, and to an extent because of our nature and how we interact with the external forces with our environment, but also kind of way down and never left us alone. He sent to us prophets and he revealed to us the Quran and we have Al Hamdulillah the timeless knowledge of the Quran and

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hamdulillah and the message of the messengers and the books that Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed they guide us in our case the Quran, no doubt because the Quran abrogates all previous revelations, and then the

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the sending by Allah subhana wa at the end of the final messenger Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh AlLahi wa sallam and with his Advent everyone had to follow him. It wasn't enough to be followers of other prophets, you had to be a follower of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So what Mohammed said on level and he was sent him the Sunnah, and the Quran, we have the tools to recalibrate the fit, right? So in this day and age brothers and sisters in Islam, so panela, where modernity, for example, is doing its part in skewing the paradigms of our fitrah Yeah, like this definitely guide and recalibrate I had like this teachers, that yes, everyone has rights. But don't forget how the

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Quran nurtures you upon responsibility to handle law, right? And the responsible thing to do is not to focus on what other people have. Right? But other but rather but rather ask Allah to bless you from his blessings. And remember that Allah is just and Allah subhanho wa Taala gives one gender something that he doesn't give the other end gives the agenda, something that he doesn't give the other based on a wisdom that is without loss of kind of where to end and we will never, ever be able to appreciate in an instance, right, and Subhanallah so many a time we see people questioning the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala then through experience, they realize that Subhanallah if I knew

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then, what I know now, to handle I would have respected the law of Allah first, and not put my mind and intellect in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala decides no doubt Allah subhanho wa Taala his knowledge is timeless. We learn through experience and trial and error. What we must understand brothers and sisters in Islam, that is Allah subhanahu Allah has placed responsibilities on the males that he hasn't given the females and responsibilities on the females that he hasn't given the males. But in terms of building our agenda, our opportunities are the same on Santa Maria level and how she went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said that oh prophet of Allah, the males

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they got in the path of Allah, they defend Islam. Right. And by doing so they earn from the spoils of war and they have the ability to gain the status of martyrdom.

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right and then we, when we inherit from them, we inherit half the amount that a male inherits. She was asking she was not complaining. And Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed this verse as a member of poverty says in his seat, I have a brothers and sisters in Islam, even though the males have the ability to go out in the path of Allah and defend Islam in the part of Allah subhanho wa Taala the females have a similar opportunity except that it has no fighting in it. And we learned this from the Hadith version of the Allah.

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When she mentioned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about the males having this this concept of defending the deen with their lives and and with with the sword. And the females Do they have anything similar the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said they have a jihad in which there isn't any fighting. And that is hedging Allah Subhana Allah so the rewards that the males get from putting their lives on the line, the females get for going for hygiene have the opportunity to build gender is the same and this should be the focus brothers and sisters in Islam, that Let us praise Allah subhanho wa Taala for the Islam He's given us and for our belief in the timeless guidance of

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the Quran and the Sunnah, that stems ultimately from Allah subhanho wa Taala, whose knowledge is timeless, who is absolutely wise and absolutely just and let us use these realities to recalibrate our fitrah every time but modernity steps in and forces us into a corner. And Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best it is a large topic, but our moments our food for thought is hidden until another moment Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh