Moments with the Qur’an #20

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Sajid Ahmed Umar

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What to do if you are faced with two circumstances, one bad & one worse!

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh My dear brothers and sisters in Islam welcome to episode number 20 moments with the Quran. For today's moment we're going to continue with sudo. To recap, and in particular, the third famous story of Sora took care of the story of Musa alayhis salam with him now in a previous episode, we spoke about the lessons of patience and perseverance from the story. But today we want to take another lesson and that is from

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the moment when Haider Alayhi Salam damaged the boat that he used along with Musa alayhis salam to get across the water Now, none of them own the boat Musa alayhis salaam didn't own the boat and Heather alehissalaam didn't own the boat, the boat belonged to a poor person, and they use the boat to get across. Now, no doubt, you know, if somebody is good to you, and then you damage their property, right, then this just doesn't come across as right and this is, quite frankly, wrong. And that's Musa alayhis salam, he took opposition to hit the rally, he said I'm damaging the boat before releasing the boat back to its rightful owner. Now what Moosa didn't know, obviously, he didn't have

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the knowledge that Hitler had with regards to this, Allah subhanho wa Taala told him that there's a tyrant King, who is stealing, basically, you surfing all the boats that are in good working order, right, which means this poor person is going to lose the entire boat, if you don't make this slight hole, if you don't damage the boat a little bit. So hit the rally, he slammed damaged the boat a little bit. And now the boat went through, the king saw it, he didn't like it because of this little hole that was in the boat, and he allowed the boat to pass and it got to its rightful owner. Right. And the scholars panela. When they looked at this verse, They told us amazing lessons from it.

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Number one, they taught us that

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in life, sometimes you're faced with two harms one is greater and one is lesser, but there's no other choice. It's either you're going to be hit by the greater harm, or you get hit by the lesser harm. And in this case, the Islamic teaching is you practice the lesser harm to avoid the greater harm. And that's what Hitler did here. It's harmful to damage other people's property, but he damaged it. And this was a lesser harm, to avoid the greater harm, which is the poor person losing the entire boat this way, at least the poor person gets their rightful property back, they can fix the hole, and the boat is still of use to them. So Pamela, so this is an important lesson here. And

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there's a principle in fifth in Islamic jurisprudence, which teaches us this reality here, that in an event where there is no other option besides practicing a harm, you should practice the lesser harm to avoid the greater harm. Now brothers and sisters in Islam, many of us, we can comprehend the benefit, but comprehending harm this Pamela requires a special mind. It requires wisdom, it requires some kind of like experience, right? Only someone with this ability can fathom can comprehend harm. And based on this panel, you see the life so productive, so progressive, and the life with fewer mistakes than other people, right, because many people can contemplate and comprehend the benefit.

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But very few have the ability in an effective way to comprehend harm, to see the downtrend and to take actions now, even though these actions are difficult, but if we don't take action now, a greater difficulty is going to happen down the line. Okay. So this is the first lesson that the scholars teach us that if you faced with two harms, practice lesser harm to avoid the greater harm, number one, number two, they also teach us Pamela, that you can have a poor person that has possessions, many of us panela we see someone he has possessions later, he can't be poor. He has a TV in his house. He has this facility he has this vehicle he isn't poor. And this isn't the case

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here in the story of Moosa with greater alayhi wa sallam, we see that this person owned an entire boat, they could fish with the boat, they could rent the boat out for people to cross the water and so on and so forth. But despite this Subhanallah we see in the Quran, the Quran highlighting us mentioning to us what Hitler explained to Musa mentioning that the owner of the boat was actually from the Misaki from the impoverished. So it is possible that you have someone who has belongings, but they still need the belongings they have do not or do not suffice for them their actual needs. So it's premature to look at someone who has something and believe that they find, right, they have

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things so they're not in need. It's premature to do that. And we'll end this by looking deeper here into the story of Musa alayhis salaam with so many lessons in the Quran, Subhana Allah every moment can throw out

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to us and throw out at us. You know 10s of lessons brothers and sisters in Islam. That's how amazing the Quran is. It's the timeless giver. It'll keep on giving us until the day before

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Every time we read it, we learn something new. It's not one of those books that you read and okay I've read it. The Quran, you read it and you learn and you read it again the same story and you learn some more and you learn some more and you learn some more Subhan Allah until another moment. Salaam Alaikum alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh