Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
Speaking Without Knowledge
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tetherball and we discussed three points in particular. And just to recap, we said that selling is from the reasons why, or from the reasons that prevent a person from deliberating and learning from the bountiful lessons that exist within the vs. Secondly, we discussed the non presence of a present heart, right, so a heart that is absent when reading the Quran and worshiping Allah subhanho wa taala. This is also from the reasons that prevent a person from understanding the manifest lessons that exist within the verses. And then thirdly, we discussed the issue of not having a profound standing with the Arabic language. So a person does not understand that which they are reading and
thus, it is impossible for them to contemplate and deliberate and learn from these bountiful lessons that exist within the vessels. However, we did say at the end of that, that it is not an excuse to say that I do not understand for we are blessed Alhamdulillah with people that understand the Quran in our towns and cities and places of state as well as with the presence of a translation of the Quran. Right? So the Quran is accessible to each and every one of us in the language that we speak. Alhamdulillah so continuing from that, we have a fourth reason that prevents a person from contemplating and deliberating over the Quran. And this is the fear of speaking about the book of
Allah subhanho wa Taala without knowledge, right, so we know that our Sharia warns us against speaking about the Quran, and saying that about Allah subhanho wa Taala without knowledge in fact, the punishment is severe for a person who does so. So people say that we are scared. Why should we ponder and deliberate when there's a high chance we're going to make a mistake, and those mistakes are costly. Allah subhanahu Attallah has mentioned severe punishments and thus we refrain from pondering and deliberating etc. Now, we need to understand one very important point, that there is no contradiction in our pure Sharia, our pure and blessed Sharia, there is no contradiction. Allah
subhanho wa Taala cannot command us towards the dark blue and contemplation. Right and then, in retrospect, warn us against speaking about the Quran, without prior knowledge, etc. And that is a severe punishment for the one that does so there is no contradiction between these two evidences. So yes, Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us to contemplate and yes, Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us against speaking about his book without knowledge, but what we need to understand there is no contradiction Alhamdulillah for there's a difference between Tafseer and to deburr. Right. Tafseer is a specific science of the Quran and is specific to those who have knowledge about the book of
Allah subhanho wa taala. So they explained to us the meaning of certain words in the Quran, they explained to us the meaning of verses in the Quran. And when we understand that meaning, then the ball is in our court, to practice this concept of tetherball to ponder over the verse in light of the meaning that we have learned from the people of knowledge, right, and that's where I said earlier, that will Hamdulillah we have people of knowledge in our vicinities that Allah has blessed with knowledge of the Quran and we should utilize them, we should ask them to teach us right. So there's no contradiction Allah subhanahu Attallah warns us against performing Tafseer without prior
knowledge, but commands us to
With the bar, and to double cannot happen without Tafseer, which is the exegesis or explanation of the Quran. So first, read a verse, understand its meaning, understand its meaning, don't just know the meaning, understand it, and the only way you can understand it is through learning it from those that Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed with having an understanding of the Quran. And yes, there's a difference between understanding something and knowing something just as there is a difference between listening to something and hearing something. And there's a difference between seeing something and witnessing something. A believer is one that witnesses things. A believer is one that
listens to things. And a believer is one that understands things, right, because we are individuals of substance Alhamdulillah, Allah subhanho wa Taala has declared as the best of all nations. So this is a valid fear. However, it's a fear which is not in its place. Allah subhanho wa Taala has warned us against FCL that we shouldn't do without knowledge. However, the double is our domain. It is for each and every one of us to practice and perform. And as I said, that can only be done after understanding the verse which we can actually attained through speaking to the people of knowledge. So let's do something practical here. Right, let's do something practical when we speaking about
What does it mean in reality, when we contemplate and ponder? Is it just understanding the meaning? Well, the bore is deeper than that. Tafseer is understanding the meaning when you perform to the bar, the meaning becomes more profound to us. So for example, let's take a story. Or let's take a verse rather from the story of use of Alayhis Salam and more particularly the chapter of use of Ali salaam, Yusuf alayhi salam, so a dream. And he saw the sun, the moon and 11 stars prostrating to him. And when he relayed this particular dream to his father, his father said, yeah, booni letak susu iAk Allah ecletic fire ki do like a Qaeda in the Shavonne and insanity I do Moby, right. So the
Father commanded Yusuf alayhi salam commanded him and said, Oh, my son, do not relate this particular dream to your brothers, for they will plot against you. Indeed, shirvan to mankind is a clear enemy. And then yeah, kobada He said, I'm going to say okay, they're like, ah, the V corrupt book, until the end of the verse we are Cavallini Salaam is explaining to us of Allah he Salam about Allah, Allah subhanho wa taala, actually completing his mercy and Nirma upon Yusuf alayhi salam in a particular manner. So now we've read the verse, we've understood the meaning, right? And it's clear what Yaqoob Alehissalaam commanded Yusuf alayhi salam to do now if we ponder over these verses, we
learn a very, very important lesson in terms of nurturing our children, and in terms of parenting skills, a very important lesson. How do we learn a parenting lesson? Well, if we ponder over this verse, we will learn that Subhanallah Yaqoob alayhi salam commanded Yusuf alayhi salam not to relay his dream. He said, do not relate this dream to your brothers. However, he did not stop there. He explained why Subhanallah so when we ponder over the verse, we learned the importance of explaining right to other people, the reasons for us commanding them towards something or against something. Right? So he says, he explained to him that if you do so they may plot against you, right? However,
it doesn't stop there. The printing skills continue Yaqoob Alehissalaam now teaches him something even more important, right because Yusuf alayhi salam, the young boy would be confused that Why would my brothers plot against me? They are my blood brothers. They are my well wishes. They are my protectors. This is confusing. I trust them. What is my father saying? Yeah, who Valley he said I'm teaching him in a SharePoint and insanity I do move in indeed, shame upon upon mankind or to mankind is a manifest and clear enemy. So yeah, Kuba, he Salam teaches him that it's not your brother's. It's because of Shavon. Right? This is how he's nurtured in use of giving him an understanding. Now
Yusuf is confused, that Subhanallah this will happen to me. I'm going to face difficulty.
My blood brothers could preach against me, right? And Shavon is an enemy to mankind. He's scared, he's worried. If we ponder we see that the cupola he Salam comforts his fears. In the following verse waka Delica, HDV kharab, etc. Yeah, Kubernetes says and this is how Allah subhanho wa Taala will complete his mercy and Nirma upon you as he did so to the to your forefathers before you
Subhanallah in making them profits, etc, etc. So we learn just from these couple of verses, that when you parent, and when you bring them up, it is important that when you command them to something, you shouldn't just say if I'm, well if I do and don't do, no, we learn from this verse that you should tell them why they should do something, and why they shouldn't do something, right? Don't touch your shoes. Why? Because there's germs on it. Right? It will go on your hands, and you might put your hands in your mouth, and you might become ill as a result, right? Subhanallah so yeah, COVID alayhi salam gemera banal Emery with terylene. He he joined between commanding his son
to or wanting his son again something and teaching him why he shouldn't do that particular thing. And then he also taught us an important ability and concept and that's the ability and concept of tow G, which is to provide direction in your command and you're less than to somebody else for Jacoba alayhi salam gave him direction and taught him that it is not your brothers who are bad, it is Shavon who will plot and turn them against you Subhanallah for Gemma Urbina, Al Emery worked tirelessly with tau g SubhanAllah. And when use of Allah he Salam became fearful, learning this new reality Yaakov Allah He Salam comforted his fears, and told him not to worry Subhan Allah, Allah
Allah. So this is what we learn, when you ponder, when you deliberate when you contemplate over the verses in the book of Allah subhanho wa taala. These lessons which we derived,
are not in the Quran in terms of words, right? Even if you look at the translation of the Quran, you won't find these lessons, but when you ponder over them after understanding the verse based upon the teachings of our pious predecessors, we can extract these bountiful and manifest lessons and this can be done on your way to work when picking up children from school whilst you're standing in the kitchen or whilst at the office. Subhanallah vlR Allah with this, it's time for us to take a short break and inshallah I will see you all on the other side of the break. Assalamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
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