Ramadan 2024 #23 Allah tells us the Future

Sajid Ahmed Umar

Date:

Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar

Series:

File Size: 75.76MB

Share Page
AI generated text may display inaccurate or offensive information that doesn’t represent Muslim Central's views. Therefore, no part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever.

AI Generated Summary ©

The speakers discuss the upcoming night's Surah uniting book and emphasize the importance of being guided and not wasting time. They also stress the universal aspect of thewill and the "will of the soul", with forgiveness and showing proper faith crucial for achieving success. The speakers emphasize the need for a positive mindset and acknowledge that life is full of pleasantries, with positive thinking helping us achieve our goals.

AI Generated Transcript ©


00:00:00--> 00:00:02

Allah lets things be based on a wisdom,

00:00:03--> 00:00:05

and he restricts events based on a wisdom.

00:00:05--> 00:00:07

He releases events based on a wisdom.

00:00:08--> 00:00:10

Same like kazza today. 1 of the sisters

00:00:10--> 00:00:12

was asking me on the weekend, our faith

00:00:12--> 00:00:13

is being

00:00:13--> 00:00:14

impacted

00:00:14--> 00:00:16

because Allah is letting this happen.

00:00:17--> 00:00:18

Allah my dear sister.

00:00:19--> 00:00:21

Allah is the one who restricts and he

00:00:21--> 00:00:22

releases.

00:00:22--> 00:00:24

We have to go back to our tuhid,

00:00:24--> 00:00:25

not disassociate

00:00:26--> 00:00:27

ourselves with our tuhid. This shouldn't be a

00:00:27--> 00:00:30

matter that makes our iman become weakened, but

00:00:30--> 00:00:33

rather it should be a matter that strengthens

00:00:33--> 00:00:34

our iman,

00:00:34--> 00:00:35

that these prophecies

00:00:36--> 00:00:37

were taught to us by the prophet sallallahu

00:00:37--> 00:00:39

alaihi wa sallam, and these matters of the

00:00:39--> 00:00:41

end of time were revealed to us in

00:00:41--> 00:00:42

the Quran, and now we're seeing it with

00:00:42--> 00:00:43

the naked eye.

00:01:13--> 00:01:15

May Allah accept from us our deeds thus

00:01:15--> 00:01:15

far.

00:01:16--> 00:01:18

Tonight is the 23rd night.

00:01:18--> 00:01:19

What do you guys think?

00:01:20--> 00:01:22

How's it feeling so far?

00:01:23--> 00:01:24

Like it's the night?

00:01:25--> 00:01:26

What do you guys think?

00:01:27--> 00:01:29

It most likely can be subhanAllah.

00:01:30--> 00:01:31

The 23rd

00:01:33--> 00:01:33

has

00:01:34--> 00:01:37

had attributes to it in the past

00:01:38--> 00:01:40

And it is from the odd nights.

00:01:41--> 00:01:43

And it most definitely could be a little

00:01:43--> 00:01:44

Qadr.

00:01:44--> 00:01:46

So alhamdulillah, Allah has taken us through a

00:01:46--> 00:01:49

lot, alhamdulillah. We've prayed in Jama'ah together.

00:01:50--> 00:01:52

We've raised for a house from his houses

00:01:52--> 00:01:52

together,

00:01:53--> 00:01:53

alhamdulillah.

00:01:54--> 00:01:56

And now we will study from the Quran

00:01:56--> 00:01:58

together. May Allah take us from strength to

00:01:58--> 00:02:00

strength as the night progresses. Ameen.

00:02:01--> 00:02:03

Subhanallah, the Maqan verses

00:02:03--> 00:02:04

and the Maqan

00:02:05--> 00:02:05

chapters,

00:02:07--> 00:02:09

they're a potent dosage, Wallah,

00:02:10--> 00:02:11

when it comes to building ima.

00:02:13--> 00:02:15

For those who followed the recitation today,

00:02:15--> 00:02:17

those who understand the Arabic language,

00:02:18--> 00:02:20

or those who might have read a translation

00:02:21--> 00:02:22

of

00:02:23--> 00:02:25

tonight's Tarawih, the verses of tonight's Tarawih,

00:02:26--> 00:02:28

honestly, you can only deduce that the Makkan

00:02:28--> 00:02:29

verses are

00:02:29--> 00:02:31

indeed a potent

00:02:31--> 00:02:32

dosage

00:02:33--> 00:02:34

when it comes to iman building.

00:02:35--> 00:02:37

And these were the

00:02:37--> 00:02:40

verses that were revealed before hijra. Before hijra,

00:02:40--> 00:02:42

this is a period of building iman,

00:02:43--> 00:02:45

of building the hearts and the minds and

00:02:45--> 00:02:45

the souls

00:02:46--> 00:02:49

to a level whereby legislation could be accepted

00:02:50--> 00:02:51

wholly as well.

00:02:52--> 00:02:53

No questions asked.

00:02:54--> 00:02:55

When you believe

00:02:57--> 00:02:58

then you accept.

00:02:58--> 00:03:00

When you believe wholeheartedly

00:03:00--> 00:03:02

you accept wholeheartedly.

00:03:02--> 00:03:03

And

00:03:03--> 00:03:05

even as a believer, when you go over

00:03:05--> 00:03:06

the Makkan verses,

00:03:06--> 00:03:08

it builds your iman further.

00:03:09--> 00:03:10

Today, we completed Surah Zumr,

00:03:11--> 00:03:13

and I introduced it to you last night.

00:03:14--> 00:03:16

And then we went into Surah Al Ghafir

00:03:17--> 00:03:18

or Al Mu'min.

00:03:19--> 00:03:21

These are two names connected to the Surah.

00:03:22--> 00:03:22

And then

00:03:23--> 00:03:25

we began Surah Al Fusilat as we heard

00:03:25--> 00:03:27

in the recitation of Hafidaka.

00:03:28--> 00:03:30

And tomorrow you we will continue with Fussilat

00:03:30--> 00:03:32

again. In terms of Surah Zumr,

00:03:34--> 00:03:36

like we said last night, everything we said

00:03:36--> 00:03:38

about the Surah last night continued

00:03:41--> 00:03:42

into tonight's recitation.

00:03:43--> 00:03:44

Allah

00:03:45--> 00:03:46

establishing

00:03:46--> 00:03:47

his oneness

00:03:47--> 00:03:49

and especially in his worship,

00:03:50--> 00:03:52

but also in his lordship. SubhanAllah.

00:03:53--> 00:03:54

And

00:03:55--> 00:03:56

this whole idea

00:03:57--> 00:04:00

of this surah being a shar, an explanation,

00:04:01--> 00:04:02

a middle

00:04:02--> 00:04:04

explanation, meaning in terms of size

00:04:05--> 00:04:05

of the verse,

00:04:06--> 00:04:08

you alone do we worship,

00:04:10--> 00:04:13

and you alone do we seek assistance from.

00:04:14--> 00:04:15

If you understand

00:04:15--> 00:04:16

the implications,

00:04:17--> 00:04:18

the indications,

00:04:19--> 00:04:20

the references,

00:04:21--> 00:04:22

the lessons,

00:04:22--> 00:04:23

the reminders,

00:04:23--> 00:04:24

the pointers,

00:04:25--> 00:04:25

the narratives.

00:04:26--> 00:04:29

In surah Zumr, you can only conclude

00:04:31--> 00:04:33

You can only leave the surah

00:04:34--> 00:04:36

wanting to worship 1 Allah,

00:04:36--> 00:04:38

because you will only leave it with the

00:04:38--> 00:04:39

belief

00:04:40--> 00:04:41

that the only one who can help you

00:04:41--> 00:04:42

is him.

00:04:43--> 00:04:44

And if he is the only one who

00:04:44--> 00:04:46

can help you, then who else should be

00:04:46--> 00:04:46

worshiped?

00:04:47--> 00:04:48

And we exactly

00:04:49--> 00:04:50

say this in Suratul Fatiha,

00:04:54--> 00:04:56

That, dear Allah, you alone do we worship,

00:04:56--> 00:04:59

for you alone do we seek assistance from.

00:04:59--> 00:05:02

Nobody can assist us but you. Allah establishes

00:05:02--> 00:05:02

this, subhanallah,

00:05:04--> 00:05:05

with absolute

00:05:05--> 00:05:06

divine eloquence

00:05:07--> 00:05:08

in Surat Zumr.

00:05:10--> 00:05:11

And

00:05:11--> 00:05:13

I guess we should just go into the

00:05:13--> 00:05:15

standout verses, and I I I have to

00:05:15--> 00:05:17

say this just out of respect for the

00:05:17--> 00:05:19

book of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala, all the

00:05:19--> 00:05:20

ayaatah stand out.

00:05:20--> 00:05:22

When we say stand out, we mean in

00:05:22--> 00:05:24

terms of what we can humanly take because

00:05:24--> 00:05:26

of the time that we have together.

00:05:27--> 00:05:28

Otherwise, every verse

00:05:28--> 00:05:29

is a standout verse.

00:05:30--> 00:05:32

And I'd like to go to verse 42.

00:05:33--> 00:05:35

Or before that, for for the sake of

00:05:35--> 00:05:37

consolidation purposes, why not verse 41?

00:05:38--> 00:05:38

May

00:05:39--> 00:05:40

Allah reveals

00:05:54--> 00:05:55

We discussed in Surah Yasi.

00:05:56--> 00:05:58

And over the nights of Ramadan, we've been

00:05:58--> 00:06:00

establishing this that the truth stands by itself,

00:06:01--> 00:06:03

and the messenger's job is to convey, not

00:06:03--> 00:06:04

to convert.

00:06:04--> 00:06:07

And the people's attitude towards the messenger has

00:06:07--> 00:06:08

no bearing on the reality

00:06:09--> 00:06:10

and the fundamental

00:06:12--> 00:06:13

idea

00:06:13--> 00:06:15

of the truth that is being posited and

00:06:15--> 00:06:16

presented.

00:06:17--> 00:06:18

And Allah

00:06:19--> 00:06:21

consolidates this for us in ayah number 41.

00:06:22--> 00:06:24

Indeed, we send down to you the book

00:06:24--> 00:06:26

for the people in truth.

00:06:26--> 00:06:27

Bilhaq.

00:06:27--> 00:06:28

It's in truth.

00:06:29--> 00:06:32

Testimony from Allah. This Quran has been sent

00:06:32--> 00:06:34

down by him in truth. For who? For

00:06:34--> 00:06:34

the people.

00:06:36--> 00:06:37

Whoever is guided,

00:06:38--> 00:06:41

you will benefit yourself. Your guidance does not

00:06:41--> 00:06:43

benefit Allah in any way.

00:06:43--> 00:06:45

Your guidance does not increase his majesty.

00:06:46--> 00:06:46

Your misguidance

00:06:47--> 00:06:49

does not decrease his majesty.

00:06:50--> 00:06:52

He, subhanahu, is perfect from ever,

00:06:52--> 00:06:54

and he's perfect forever.

00:06:55--> 00:06:58

Your attitude towards him has no defining reality

00:06:58--> 00:07:00

in terms of who he is, subhanah.

00:07:00--> 00:07:01

If

00:07:01--> 00:07:04

you want to be guided, far enough seeds

00:07:04--> 00:07:04

for yourself.

00:07:05--> 00:07:06

It's not for Allah.

00:07:07--> 00:07:08

Allah is not benefiting from you.

00:07:09--> 00:07:11

He is independent of samad. You are the

00:07:11--> 00:07:12

dependent one.

00:07:13--> 00:07:15

You depend on as samad. Allah is not

00:07:15--> 00:07:18

sending you the book, sending you the messenger

00:07:18--> 00:07:19

as if he's begging you for him.

00:07:20--> 00:07:21

He's helping you for you,

00:07:22--> 00:07:24

because he only sets up his creation to

00:07:24--> 00:07:25

succeed and not to fail.

00:07:26--> 00:07:28

He only sets up his creation to succeed

00:07:28--> 00:07:30

and not to fail, and in surreyasil we

00:07:30--> 00:07:32

saw how Allah said the night will never

00:07:32--> 00:07:34

overtake the day, and the day will never

00:07:34--> 00:07:36

overtake the night, and the sun, and the

00:07:36--> 00:07:38

moon, and the settings has been set.

00:07:39--> 00:07:41

To the extent that today we can have

00:07:41--> 00:07:43

this discussion, Eid will be on Wednesday.

00:07:44--> 00:07:46

Out of respect for Allah, we say, insha

00:07:46--> 00:07:46

Allah.

00:07:47--> 00:07:49

But also recognizing Allah's law that these, the

00:07:49--> 00:07:51

sun and the moon, will not be set

00:07:51--> 00:07:52

up for failure.

00:07:53--> 00:07:55

And they remain on the path true to

00:07:55--> 00:07:57

the guidance given to them by their lord.

00:07:58--> 00:08:00

Thus we can say it will be on

00:08:00--> 00:08:00

a Wednesday.

00:08:02--> 00:08:04

Allah sets everything up to succeed,

00:08:04--> 00:08:06

including the creation that has a choice,

00:08:07--> 00:08:09

including the creation that has a choice, because

00:08:09--> 00:08:11

you have a choice you got extra

00:08:12--> 00:08:13

care, messenger

00:08:13--> 00:08:14

upon messenger,

00:08:15--> 00:08:17

book after book

00:08:18--> 00:08:22

and another book when mankind themselves changed and

00:08:22--> 00:08:23

tweaked and edited

00:08:24--> 00:08:26

the revelation that Allah sent them.

00:08:27--> 00:08:29

And then he benefited you and set you

00:08:29--> 00:08:30

up to succeed

00:08:30--> 00:08:32

when Allah decreed

00:08:32--> 00:08:35

that no prophet would come by revealing a

00:08:35--> 00:08:37

book that will not come in written form

00:08:37--> 00:08:39

but a recited form so that it can

00:08:39--> 00:08:40

never be changed.

00:08:41--> 00:08:42

Recited

00:08:43--> 00:08:45

and preserved in the hearts of human beings

00:08:46--> 00:08:47

by the will of Allah,

00:08:48--> 00:08:49

true to the promise of Allah.

00:08:53--> 00:08:54

We have revealed this book and we will

00:08:54--> 00:08:55

preserve it.

00:08:56--> 00:08:58

Its preservation is upon Allah till the day

00:08:58--> 00:08:59

of qiyamah it will never be changed.

00:09:00--> 00:09:02

This is a mercy from Allah,

00:09:02--> 00:09:04

and this is further evidence that Allah sets

00:09:04--> 00:09:05

up

00:09:05--> 00:09:06

his creation to succeed.

00:09:07--> 00:09:08

For many

00:09:09--> 00:09:10

if you believe,

00:09:10--> 00:09:11

if you learn,

00:09:12--> 00:09:13

if you adopt,

00:09:13--> 00:09:15

if you change,

00:09:15--> 00:09:18

if you become guided for an nafsi, it

00:09:18--> 00:09:18

is for you.

00:09:20--> 00:09:21

Then Allah says

00:09:24--> 00:09:26

This is again a universal principle.

00:09:27--> 00:09:31

And whoever goes astray only goes astray to

00:09:31--> 00:09:32

their own detriment.

00:09:32--> 00:09:33

That's it.

00:09:35--> 00:09:37

And then Allah reveals to the messenger,

00:09:39--> 00:09:42

For one moment, don't think that we have

00:09:42--> 00:09:42

sent you as a manager over them. You're

00:09:42--> 00:09:43

not a manager over

00:09:45--> 00:09:48

them. You cannot control your team. This team

00:09:48--> 00:09:51

cannot be controlled. You don't have absolute control.

00:09:51--> 00:09:53

You have the ability to guide. You have

00:09:53--> 00:09:55

the ability to convey. You do not have

00:09:55--> 00:09:57

the ability to convert.

00:09:59--> 00:10:00

Something has to come from them.

00:10:01--> 00:10:03

They have to show Allah that in their

00:10:03--> 00:10:04

heart is a desire,

00:10:04--> 00:10:06

and if there is the desire in their

00:10:06--> 00:10:08

heart then Allah will

00:10:09--> 00:10:10

water that desire.

00:10:12--> 00:10:14

Allah will fertilize that desire.

00:10:15--> 00:10:17

Allah gives you the choice from

00:10:19--> 00:10:21

for us. We read every Friday in Suratul

00:10:21--> 00:10:23

Kahf. Whoever wishes belief

00:10:23--> 00:10:25

and whoever wishes disbelief,

00:10:25--> 00:10:27

but whoever wants to believe, Allah will flower

00:10:27--> 00:10:29

it for you. He will help you. You

00:10:29--> 00:10:31

come to Allah walking, he'll come to you

00:10:31--> 00:10:31

faster.

00:10:32--> 00:10:34

You come to him at arms length, he'll

00:10:34--> 00:10:36

come to you 2 arms length.

00:10:37--> 00:10:38

This is

00:10:38--> 00:10:39

Allah

00:10:39--> 00:10:41

and that is why it is of absolute

00:10:41--> 00:10:42

arrogance when people

00:10:43--> 00:10:45

lay blame upon Allah.

00:10:46--> 00:10:48

They lay blame upon Allah when Allah only

00:10:48--> 00:10:50

sets you up to succeed.

00:10:50--> 00:10:54

That's verse 41. This consolidates everything, subhanallah, we've

00:10:54--> 00:10:55

been discussing.

00:10:56--> 00:10:56

Verse 42,

00:10:57--> 00:10:57

Allah

00:10:58--> 00:11:00

tells us about the nafs.

00:11:05--> 00:11:08

Now the scholars of Islam have discussed

00:11:09--> 00:11:10

across a long discourse

00:11:11--> 00:11:13

regarding the nafs. Is it the same as

00:11:13--> 00:11:14

the ruh?

00:11:14--> 00:11:16

Is the nafs the soul?

00:11:17--> 00:11:19

Or is the soul separate and the nafs

00:11:19--> 00:11:19

separate?

00:11:20--> 00:11:23

What is the relationship between the 2?

00:11:24--> 00:11:26

And to further introduce this topic, I take

00:11:26--> 00:11:28

you back to suratul Isra, I think I

00:11:28--> 00:11:29

had traveled then.

00:11:30--> 00:11:32

But in Suratul Isra, Allah reveals,

00:11:33--> 00:11:35

they ask you concerning the soul.

00:11:37--> 00:11:39

They ask you, O Muhammad, concerning the soul.

00:11:39--> 00:11:40

Tell them

00:11:42--> 00:11:44

Tell them the soul is from the command

00:11:44--> 00:11:45

and creation of Allah.

00:11:48--> 00:11:50

And I have not been taught much about

00:11:50--> 00:11:51

it except a little.

00:11:52--> 00:11:53

Okay.

00:11:53--> 00:11:55

So what's the little that Allah has taught

00:11:56--> 00:11:58

us? Fast forward to Surat al Zumr.

00:11:59--> 00:12:00

Allah has taught us in Surat al Zumr

00:12:00--> 00:12:03

something about the soul, But before we discuss

00:12:03--> 00:12:05

that, let's talk about the the soul and

00:12:05--> 00:12:06

the nafs.

00:12:08--> 00:12:11

And the discourse is beyond the scope of

00:12:11--> 00:12:13

this discussion, but to summarize it for you,

00:12:14--> 00:12:15

the nafs

00:12:15--> 00:12:16

refers to

00:12:17--> 00:12:19

the soul connected to the body outside the

00:12:19--> 00:12:20

womb of the mother.

00:12:22--> 00:12:23

This is a nafs

00:12:24--> 00:12:26

That you are a soul in the world

00:12:26--> 00:12:26

of the souls.

00:12:27--> 00:12:29

Then you are a body growing in the

00:12:29--> 00:12:30

womb of your mother.

00:12:31--> 00:12:33

And then a time came, we Allah sent

00:12:33--> 00:12:34

the soul to your body.

00:12:35--> 00:12:37

But even then you are not enoughs. When

00:12:37--> 00:12:39

you are born, and you breathe

00:12:39--> 00:12:40

independently,

00:12:40--> 00:12:42

living the life of this world,

00:12:42--> 00:12:43

you are nafs.

00:12:45--> 00:12:47

So we have a body and we have

00:12:47--> 00:12:47

a soul.

00:12:48--> 00:12:49

Is the body.

00:12:50--> 00:12:52

Is the soul. When the and

00:12:53--> 00:12:55

are together, you are nafs.

00:12:57--> 00:12:57

And

00:12:58--> 00:13:00

in Surat Ashams, Allah says,

00:13:02--> 00:13:03

and the nafs

00:13:05--> 00:13:06

referring to Allah

00:13:07--> 00:13:10

creating it, shaping it, bringing it into existence

00:13:13--> 00:13:15

That Allah inspired this nafs

00:13:16--> 00:13:17

to know

00:13:17--> 00:13:19

what is sinful for it,

00:13:19--> 00:13:22

and what is from taqwa for it. Allah

00:13:22--> 00:13:22

says,

00:13:24--> 00:13:25

The ultimately

00:13:26--> 00:13:29

completely successful one is the one who purifies

00:13:29--> 00:13:30

these nafs. This purification

00:13:31--> 00:13:32

process can only happen in the life of

00:13:32--> 00:13:33

this world,

00:13:33--> 00:13:36

and this is further evidence that a nafs

00:13:36--> 00:13:38

refers to the soul and the body together.

00:13:39--> 00:13:41

In Surah Zumr, Allah teaches us something about

00:13:41--> 00:13:43

the soul. He says, Allah

00:13:44--> 00:13:45

but he uses the term

00:13:45--> 00:13:47

And by the way, further evidence to what

00:13:47--> 00:13:48

I just shared with you

00:13:48--> 00:13:50

is in the death of a companion of

00:13:50--> 00:13:52

the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, for he

00:13:52--> 00:13:55

passed away and his eyes remained open.

00:13:56--> 00:13:58

So the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam went

00:13:58--> 00:14:00

to his companion and shut his eyes.

00:14:00--> 00:14:02

And he said to the sahaba,

00:14:04--> 00:14:05

he didn't say nafs.

00:14:05--> 00:14:06

He said

00:14:07--> 00:14:09

when the soul departs.

00:14:09--> 00:14:12

He didn't say when the nafs departs because

00:14:12--> 00:14:13

now you have a body without a soul.

00:14:13--> 00:14:15

He said when the soul departs,

00:14:17--> 00:14:19

the eyesight follows it.

00:14:20--> 00:14:22

But why do the eyes remain open?

00:14:23--> 00:14:25

Because the electricity has switched off.

00:14:25--> 00:14:27

The soul is the electricity of the body.

00:14:29--> 00:14:30

And how do we know this? From Surah

00:14:30--> 00:14:31

Zumr. Allah

00:14:32--> 00:14:32

says

00:14:33--> 00:14:33

Allahu

00:14:34--> 00:14:34

Allah,

00:14:35--> 00:14:36

this is from the little Allah has told

00:14:36--> 00:14:40

us about the soul. Allah lifts the soul.

00:14:40--> 00:14:41

Refers to the soul.

00:14:43--> 00:14:45

Based on context and the discussion that I've

00:14:45--> 00:14:48

just shared. Allah raises the soul

00:14:49--> 00:14:49

completely

00:14:50--> 00:14:51

at the time of death.

00:14:53--> 00:14:55

At the time of death or whoever has

00:14:55--> 00:14:57

visited a person who's passed away,

00:14:59--> 00:15:01

you would have noticed that their bodies in

00:15:01--> 00:15:01

front of you,

00:15:02--> 00:15:04

their eyes are there, their ears are there,

00:15:04--> 00:15:06

their mouth is there, their tongue is there,

00:15:07--> 00:15:09

their hearts in place, their lungs are in

00:15:09--> 00:15:10

the blood's in the body.

00:15:11--> 00:15:13

But when you speak to this person who's

00:15:13--> 00:15:14

deceased can they hear you?

00:15:15--> 00:15:17

If you open their eyes can they see

00:15:17--> 00:15:19

you? The pupils are there but can they

00:15:19--> 00:15:19

see you?

00:15:20--> 00:15:22

They can't. Why is the electricity switched off?

00:15:24--> 00:15:26

Like any device you have, if it's if

00:15:26--> 00:15:28

if the battery runs out, the button is

00:15:28--> 00:15:29

there, the screen everything is there, but it's

00:15:29--> 00:15:30

not responsive.

00:15:31--> 00:15:33

So the electricity is the soul of the

00:15:33--> 00:15:33

body,

00:15:34--> 00:15:36

sorry, the soul is the electricity of the

00:15:36--> 00:15:37

body,

00:15:37--> 00:15:39

The jet lag is still lagging.

00:15:40--> 00:15:42

The soul is the electricity of the body.

00:15:42--> 00:15:46

Allah says Allah lifts the soul completely at

00:15:46--> 00:15:48

the time of death. Then he says,

00:15:50--> 00:15:52

And as for the being that Allah has

00:15:52--> 00:15:55

decreed won't die, Allah lifts the soul partially

00:15:56--> 00:15:57

at the time of sleep.

00:16:01--> 00:16:03

Allah refers to this lifting as death.

00:16:06--> 00:16:08

Have you ever thought why the sunnah of

00:16:08--> 00:16:08

the

00:16:09--> 00:16:11

prophet before sleeping is

00:16:13--> 00:16:15

Oh Allah, in your name,

00:16:16--> 00:16:18

I die and I live. Have you ever

00:16:18--> 00:16:20

thought about this? Why do you say I

00:16:20--> 00:16:21

die and I live?

00:16:22--> 00:16:24

O Allah, in your name I die and

00:16:24--> 00:16:24

I live.

00:16:26--> 00:16:29

Meaning, I die the death of sleep,

00:16:29--> 00:16:31

and I live if you send the soul

00:16:31--> 00:16:32

back to me.

00:16:33--> 00:16:34

And when you wake up in the morning,

00:16:34--> 00:16:35

you say,

00:16:41--> 00:16:43

All praises belongs to Allah who gave me

00:16:43--> 00:16:44

life

00:16:44--> 00:16:46

after giving me death. Which life and which

00:16:46--> 00:16:47

death?

00:16:48--> 00:16:49

The life of today

00:16:49--> 00:16:52

after experiencing the death of last night.

00:16:52--> 00:16:55

And then you say, and unto him is

00:16:55--> 00:16:57

our ultimate return. The day will come when

00:16:57--> 00:16:59

the soul will be lifted and not be

00:16:59--> 00:16:59

sent back.

00:17:02--> 00:17:04

You teach yourself this, but our duas are

00:17:04--> 00:17:06

merely rituals, isn't it?

00:17:07--> 00:17:10

We don't live the moment, that the dua

00:17:10--> 00:17:13

is a tarbiyah moment for us. This dua

00:17:13--> 00:17:13

we make when,

00:17:14--> 00:17:17

if we slept knowing subhanAllah that we are

00:17:17--> 00:17:18

going to die a partial death, honestly, who

00:17:18--> 00:17:19

will sleep?

00:17:21--> 00:17:23

But your body tires it needs to rest

00:17:23--> 00:17:25

and when Allah lifts that soul it's a

00:17:25--> 00:17:27

mercy from Allah on you. Ask those who

00:17:27--> 00:17:29

specialize in power naps.

00:17:31--> 00:17:33

They have a power nap, subhanAllah, the soul

00:17:33--> 00:17:35

being lifted just a moment it gives such

00:17:35--> 00:17:36

rest to the body.

00:17:36--> 00:17:37

You wake up feeling refreshed

00:17:38--> 00:17:40

like you've slept for a long time and

00:17:40--> 00:17:42

you're ready to get on with it

00:17:42--> 00:17:44

and that is why the scholars say the

00:17:44--> 00:17:46

easiest death is the death of a person

00:17:46--> 00:17:47

when they are asleep. Why?

00:17:48--> 00:17:50

Because half of the soul was lifted by

00:17:50--> 00:17:51

Allah

00:17:51--> 00:17:53

and the other half by the angel of

00:17:53--> 00:17:55

death, and Allah's lifting is far more merciful

00:17:55--> 00:17:56

than the angel of death.

00:17:57--> 00:17:59

The lifting of the angel of death is

00:17:59--> 00:18:00

the lifting of the creation,

00:18:00--> 00:18:02

and the lifting of Allah is the lifting

00:18:02--> 00:18:03

of the creator.

00:18:05--> 00:18:07

So we see this in Surah Zumr. May

00:18:07--> 00:18:07

Allah

00:18:08--> 00:18:09

grant us the understanding.

00:18:10--> 00:18:10

Also,

00:18:11--> 00:18:14

sublime forgiveness, subhanAllah, in Surah Zumr, there's the

00:18:14--> 00:18:17

ayah known as a the ayah of hope.

00:18:17--> 00:18:19

If you ever ask this question,

00:18:19--> 00:18:21

which is the eye of hope in the

00:18:21--> 00:18:21

Quran?

00:18:22--> 00:18:24

It is eye number 53 in Surah Zumr.

00:18:25--> 00:18:27

This is known as the eye of hope

00:18:28--> 00:18:29

by the scholars of tafsir.

00:18:30--> 00:18:30

Allah

00:18:31--> 00:18:33

reveals, and this is a Maqkhan Surah as

00:18:33--> 00:18:33

well.

00:18:44--> 00:18:47

Allah says to Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, Say

00:18:47--> 00:18:48

to my Ibad,

00:18:49--> 00:18:50

my servants,

00:18:53--> 00:18:56

those who have transgressed themselves excessively,

00:18:58--> 00:18:58

asrafu,

00:18:59--> 00:19:01

they were excessive in their transgression.

00:19:02--> 00:19:03

They were excessive

00:19:04--> 00:19:05

to the extent, subhanallah,

00:19:06--> 00:19:09

that shaitan has every tool to push them

00:19:10--> 00:19:11

to the realm

00:19:12--> 00:19:14

of loss of hope.

00:19:14--> 00:19:16

Say to them, O Muhammad,

00:19:22--> 00:19:25

Say to them, do never ever and do

00:19:25--> 00:19:27

not lose hope in the mercy of Allah.

00:19:28--> 00:19:29

Subhan Allah.

00:19:29--> 00:19:31

And for those who understand the Arabic language,

00:19:31--> 00:19:33

this this idea of

00:19:34--> 00:19:34

is not

00:19:36--> 00:19:37

is loss of hope.

00:19:38--> 00:19:38

Lataknato

00:19:38--> 00:19:39

is

00:19:39--> 00:19:42

a extreme level of loss of hope.

00:19:42--> 00:19:45

Allah is using the extreme here that you

00:19:45--> 00:19:47

could have been so excessive that you are

00:19:47--> 00:19:49

beyond having lost hope. You are at the

00:19:49--> 00:19:51

point of no return.

00:19:51--> 00:19:53

Allah says tell them, O Muhammad,

00:19:55--> 00:19:58

don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah.

00:20:01--> 00:20:02

Indeed Allah.

00:20:09--> 00:20:11

Allah. The present tense in the Arabic language.

00:20:19--> 00:20:21

The present tense in the Arabic language carries

00:20:21--> 00:20:23

the meaning of something which is now and

00:20:23--> 00:20:24

continuous.

00:20:25--> 00:20:27

Allah will continuously

00:20:27--> 00:20:28

forgive

00:20:28--> 00:20:29

all your sins wholesale,

00:20:31--> 00:20:31

all together.

00:20:36--> 00:20:38

Indeed, he's the most forgiving, the most merciful.

00:20:39--> 00:20:40

SubhanAllah.

00:20:41--> 00:20:42

Now these are Maqan verses,

00:20:43--> 00:20:44

and the Quraysh are listening

00:20:45--> 00:20:46

in the arrogant denial,

00:20:47--> 00:20:49

denial of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala and his

00:20:49--> 00:20:51

messenger in his book.

00:20:51--> 00:20:53

What about the Muslims who hear these verses?

00:20:54--> 00:20:55

What hope should we have

00:20:56--> 00:20:57

in a month of hope

00:20:58--> 00:21:00

when the doors of Jahannam are shut and

00:21:00--> 00:21:02

the doors of Jannah are open?

00:21:08--> 00:21:10

In a month of hope,

00:21:10--> 00:21:12

in the nights of hope,

00:21:12--> 00:21:14

on an odd night,

00:21:15--> 00:21:17

Surely my dear brother and sister in Islam,

00:21:17--> 00:21:19

it's as if Allah has,

00:21:21--> 00:21:21

subhanallah,

00:21:22--> 00:21:24

what a Qadr, on this night we listen

00:21:24--> 00:21:25

to this verse.

00:21:26--> 00:21:29

That we engage him with good thoughts about

00:21:29--> 00:21:29

him.

00:21:32--> 00:21:33

Tonight, we ask Allah to forgive us, and

00:21:33--> 00:21:35

we wake up tomorrow believing

00:21:35--> 00:21:37

as if our slates

00:21:37--> 00:21:38

are how

00:21:38--> 00:21:39

they were

00:21:40--> 00:21:41

the day we were born.

00:21:42--> 00:21:44

This is how we will trade with Allah

00:21:44--> 00:21:45

tonight.

00:21:46--> 00:21:48

We will read to Allah this verse 53

00:21:48--> 00:21:49

from Surah Zumr,

00:21:49--> 00:21:51

and we will pray for her tomorrow

00:21:52--> 00:21:53

having a new start.

00:21:54--> 00:21:55

A new not a new chapter,

00:21:56--> 00:21:56

a new book.

00:21:58--> 00:22:00

This is how the believers stayed with Allah.

00:22:01--> 00:22:03

Allah. Surat Zumr. And do it, for it

00:22:03--> 00:22:05

is Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala who said in

00:22:05--> 00:22:06

a hadith, qudsiyaabina

00:22:07--> 00:22:07

Adam.

00:22:16--> 00:22:17

That, oh son of Adam,

00:22:18--> 00:22:20

you sin throughout the day and throughout the

00:22:20--> 00:22:23

night, but it is Allah who forgives all

00:22:23--> 00:22:23

sins.

00:22:25--> 00:22:29

Seek forgiveness from Allah. What does Allah say?

00:22:29--> 00:22:30

He doesn't say I will forgive you.

00:22:31--> 00:22:32

He says,

00:22:34--> 00:22:37

for those scholars of Usul Al Fiqh, jurisprudence

00:22:37--> 00:22:38

methodology.

00:22:38--> 00:22:40

What does this mean? This means Allah is

00:22:40--> 00:22:43

saying seek forgiveness from me and consider yourself

00:22:43--> 00:22:44

forgiven.

00:22:45--> 00:22:46

Do not doubt maybe

00:22:47--> 00:22:47

I'm forgiven,

00:22:48--> 00:22:49

maybe

00:22:49--> 00:22:50

I'm not forgiven,

00:22:50--> 00:22:51

maybe

00:22:51--> 00:22:53

I'm partially forgiven. This

00:22:54--> 00:22:56

is your Lord. SubhanAllah.

00:22:57--> 00:22:59

I introduce you to Allah through verse

00:23:00--> 00:23:00

53.

00:23:01--> 00:23:03

Then Allah takes us to the end.

00:23:03--> 00:23:04

Subhanallah.

00:23:05--> 00:23:07

And the end, my dear brothers and sisters

00:23:07--> 00:23:07

in Islam,

00:23:08--> 00:23:11

is really the crux of Surat, Zumr. And

00:23:11--> 00:23:12

that is why it's called a Zumr, because

00:23:12--> 00:23:14

Allah tells us of these groups inshallah,

00:23:14--> 00:23:17

that we will listen to. I rather let

00:23:17--> 00:23:19

the words of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

00:23:19--> 00:23:20

reach you

00:23:21--> 00:23:23

in the form of recitation.

00:23:34--> 00:23:36

And those who believed

00:23:36--> 00:23:37

and those who disbelieved

00:23:38--> 00:23:40

will be driven to hell

00:23:40--> 00:23:41

in groups.

00:24:11--> 00:24:13

They will be driven to hell in groups

00:24:13--> 00:24:15

until when they reach it,

00:24:16--> 00:24:17

its gates are opened

00:24:18--> 00:24:19

and its keepers will say,

00:24:20--> 00:24:23

did there not come to you messengers from

00:24:23--> 00:24:23

yourselves?

00:24:26--> 00:24:28

One second. One second.

00:24:28--> 00:24:30

Remember brothers and sisters in Islam

00:24:30--> 00:24:32

the discourse over the last few nights is

00:24:32--> 00:24:33

what

00:24:33--> 00:24:35

they were actually telling the messengers

00:24:37--> 00:24:40

that if your message is true, then why

00:24:41--> 00:24:42

is this message coming to us

00:24:43--> 00:24:46

from people who are from us, who are

00:24:46--> 00:24:48

like us, who eat like us,

00:24:48--> 00:24:51

sleep like us, drink like us. Allah is

00:24:51--> 00:24:52

telling us what will happen on the day

00:24:52--> 00:24:53

of Piyamah.

00:24:54--> 00:24:54

That

00:24:55--> 00:24:57

it will be said to them. The keepers

00:24:57--> 00:24:58

will say,

00:24:59--> 00:25:01

did they not come to you messengers from

00:25:01--> 00:25:01

yourselves

00:25:02--> 00:25:05

reciting to you the verses of your Lord

00:25:05--> 00:25:07

and warning you of the meeting of this

00:25:07--> 00:25:08

day of yours.

00:25:08--> 00:25:10

You were told the message came to you,

00:25:10--> 00:25:13

the reminders came to you, they persisted with

00:25:13--> 00:25:13

you.

00:25:24--> 00:25:26

No. Allah says they will say yes.

00:25:27--> 00:25:28

They will say yes.

00:25:29--> 00:25:30

In Sura Mukha as well, we have a

00:25:30--> 00:25:31

similar discourse.

00:25:32--> 00:25:33

They will say yes, but it's too late

00:25:33--> 00:25:36

now. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says, but the

00:25:36--> 00:25:39

word of punishment has come into effect upon

00:25:39--> 00:25:40

the disbelievers.

00:25:41--> 00:25:41

Now

00:25:49--> 00:25:51

It will be said to them, enter the

00:25:51--> 00:25:54

gates of hell to abide eternally therein.

00:26:01--> 00:26:03

And wretched is the residence of the arrogant,

00:26:03--> 00:26:04

arrogant.

00:26:05--> 00:26:07

Remember we spoke from the time of Suratul

00:26:07--> 00:26:07

A'raf.

00:26:09--> 00:26:10

One of the obstacles

00:26:10--> 00:26:12

that blocks us from Allah is arrogance,

00:26:13--> 00:26:15

and he brings us down full with arrogance.

00:26:16--> 00:26:18

I am better than him.

00:26:19--> 00:26:20

What does Allah say here?

00:26:21--> 00:26:22

That they will be destined to the Hal

00:26:22--> 00:26:25

Fayou because of the arrogance. Not because they

00:26:25--> 00:26:26

didn't know,

00:26:26--> 00:26:27

they knew

00:26:28--> 00:26:29

but they arrogantly

00:26:30--> 00:26:31

overcame the truth.

00:26:32--> 00:26:33

It was from their own doing.

00:26:34--> 00:26:36

It wasn't that the messengers failed in their

00:26:36--> 00:26:37

duty towards them.

00:26:38--> 00:26:40

It wasn't that Allah didn't send miracles with

00:26:40--> 00:26:41

the messengers

00:26:41--> 00:26:43

to show them that we are like you,

00:26:43--> 00:26:44

but look we have these miracles.

00:26:45--> 00:26:47

As we will see in Surah Gafir, in

00:26:47--> 00:26:48

the story of Firaun.

00:26:48--> 00:26:50

As scholars have deduced from pondering over those

00:26:50--> 00:26:52

verses that Firaun deep down knew.

00:26:53--> 00:26:54

We'll come to that inshallah.

00:26:55--> 00:26:56

Now,

00:27:02--> 00:27:04

Subhanallah, imagine you're a disbeliever, the time of

00:27:04--> 00:27:07

the Quraysh, the Quran is coming down. You

00:27:07--> 00:27:08

hear these verses about jahannam.

00:27:08--> 00:27:10

Allah finishes and immediately

00:27:11--> 00:27:11

says,

00:27:12--> 00:27:14

that these believers who you are mocking and

00:27:14--> 00:27:17

laughing at and jeering and sanctioning

00:27:17--> 00:27:20

and beating and ridiculing and punishing

00:27:20--> 00:27:21

and sanctioning.

00:27:24--> 00:27:24

Allah says,

00:27:26--> 00:27:27

but those who fear their Lord, meaning the

00:27:27--> 00:27:28

believers,

00:27:28--> 00:27:30

they will be driven to paradise

00:27:31--> 00:27:32

in groups.

00:27:41--> 00:27:44

Allah says until when they reach it whilst

00:27:44--> 00:27:46

its gates have been opened.

00:27:46--> 00:27:48

Now there's a difference here, SubhanAllah.

00:27:48--> 00:27:50

When Allah spoke about Jahannam,

00:27:50--> 00:27:51

he said,

00:27:53--> 00:27:55

When he spoke about Jannah, he said, This

00:27:58--> 00:28:00

wow, SubhanAllah, is not misplaced.

00:28:00--> 00:28:02

Just one letter, one letter not a word

00:28:02--> 00:28:04

one letter it has an impact on our

00:28:04--> 00:28:06

understanding of the verse that

00:28:07--> 00:28:09

subhanAllah when it comes to the people of

00:28:09--> 00:28:11

the hellfire they will be

00:28:11--> 00:28:14

driven to the doors and the gates of

00:28:14--> 00:28:14

Jahannam,

00:28:15--> 00:28:17

the 7 Gates of Jahannam.

00:28:18--> 00:28:21

Jannah has 8 gates, jahannam has 7 gates,

00:28:21--> 00:28:23

as the scholars of tafsir teach us.

00:28:23--> 00:28:25

They will be driven to the 7 gates,

00:28:25--> 00:28:27

the gates will be shut. But when they

00:28:27--> 00:28:28

are driven there do you think they will

00:28:28--> 00:28:30

be driven there in a parade or they

00:28:30--> 00:28:32

will be driven there with force,

00:28:32--> 00:28:33

with fear,

00:28:34--> 00:28:34

with ferociousness.

00:28:35--> 00:28:37

Now imagine you are driven with ferociousness and

00:28:37--> 00:28:39

you know what's coming and you just said

00:28:39--> 00:28:41

you are standing in front of Allah and

00:28:41--> 00:28:42

you get to the gates and the gates

00:28:42--> 00:28:44

are shut, how do you stand in front

00:28:44--> 00:28:45

of the gates?

00:28:46--> 00:28:48

Relieved or with greater trepidation?

00:28:50--> 00:28:51

SubhanAllah.

00:28:51--> 00:28:53

But as for the people of Jannah,

00:28:54--> 00:28:56

Allah says they will get there

00:28:57--> 00:28:58

and the gates will be opened.

00:29:03--> 00:29:03

SubhanAllah.

00:29:06--> 00:29:07

SubhanAllah.

00:29:09--> 00:29:10

I don't know what that is, but maybe

00:29:10--> 00:29:11

the verses are,

00:29:13--> 00:29:15

or perhaps somebody's playing with, with the wires

00:29:15--> 00:29:16

in the control room.

00:29:19--> 00:29:21

When it comes to Jannah,

00:29:22--> 00:29:23

Allah says

00:29:24--> 00:29:25

and the scholars have discussed this.

00:29:26--> 00:29:28

And then they tapped into the Hadith of

00:29:28--> 00:29:28

Shafa'a.

00:29:29--> 00:29:31

On the day of Qiyamah, the prophet sallallahu

00:29:31--> 00:29:33

alaihi wasallam will intercede

00:29:35--> 00:29:36

for his nation,

00:29:37--> 00:29:38

for the believers.

00:29:39--> 00:29:39

And

00:29:39--> 00:29:42

the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam will intercede for

00:29:42--> 00:29:43

the opening of paradise

00:29:44--> 00:29:46

that he will enter, and when the people

00:29:46--> 00:29:46

come,

00:29:46--> 00:29:49

they will be driven there with excitement,

00:29:49--> 00:29:52

and an excitement that will be continuous. There's

00:29:52--> 00:29:52

no roadblock.

00:29:53--> 00:29:54

It's not that I'm getting there, but the

00:29:54--> 00:29:55

gates are shut.

00:29:56--> 00:29:58

SubhanAllah, that even the process of it being

00:29:58--> 00:30:01

driven there is a paradise centric

00:30:03--> 00:30:04

process by itself

00:30:05--> 00:30:08

that it's understand it like this, it's as

00:30:08--> 00:30:11

if Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala is saying that

00:30:11--> 00:30:12

for the people who believed

00:30:12--> 00:30:14

their paradise will begin before they get into

00:30:14--> 00:30:15

paradise.

00:30:15--> 00:30:17

That just the process of getting to paradise

00:30:17--> 00:30:19

will be a form of paradise in and

00:30:19--> 00:30:20

of itself.

00:30:21--> 00:30:23

That they won't get there and feel, oh,

00:30:23--> 00:30:23

it's

00:30:24--> 00:30:25

shut. I have to wait a minute to

00:30:25--> 00:30:27

see it. I've been excited. I've been waiting

00:30:27--> 00:30:29

for this. No. It will be welcoming for

00:30:29--> 00:30:31

them just by one letter,

00:30:32--> 00:30:33

being in the

00:30:34--> 00:30:34

It's

00:30:35--> 00:30:36

the power of the Quran.

00:30:49--> 00:30:51

A conversation happening in Jahannam

00:30:52--> 00:30:54

with the keepers of the hellfire

00:30:54--> 00:30:56

and a conversation happening in Jahannam

00:30:57--> 00:30:58

with the keepers of paradise.

00:30:59--> 00:31:00

What will the people what will the keepers

00:31:00--> 00:31:02

of paradise say? They will say peace be

00:31:02--> 00:31:03

upon you.

00:31:05--> 00:31:07

The salaam we would share amongst each other.

00:31:07--> 00:31:09

That salaam will be said to us by

00:31:09--> 00:31:12

the keepers of Jannah. Salaam Una'arikum.

00:31:12--> 00:31:15

Peace be upon you. Safety upon you. You

00:31:15--> 00:31:19

have become pure, so enter into Jannah and

00:31:19--> 00:31:21

abide therein internally.

00:31:42--> 00:31:44

And they will say praise to Allah who

00:31:44--> 00:31:46

has fulfilled for us his promise

00:31:47--> 00:31:49

and made us inherit the earth so we

00:31:49--> 00:31:52

may settle in paradise wherever we were.

00:31:52--> 00:31:54

Wherever we were. No borders,

00:31:55--> 00:31:55

no passports,

00:31:56--> 00:31:57

no visas,

00:31:57--> 00:31:58

no immigration,

00:31:59--> 00:32:00

no customs,

00:32:01--> 00:32:02

no shaitan.

00:32:03--> 00:32:05

No worry about will I wake up tomorrow

00:32:05--> 00:32:07

and Allah will be upset with me. That

00:32:07--> 00:32:09

is absolute paradise SubhanAllah,

00:32:09--> 00:32:11

to know that my Lord will never ever

00:32:11--> 00:32:13

be upset with me, just that in and

00:32:13--> 00:32:14

of itself

00:32:14--> 00:32:15

is a paradise.

00:32:18--> 00:32:19

They will say praise be to Allah, who

00:32:19--> 00:32:21

fulfilled for us his promise and made us

00:32:21--> 00:32:23

inherit the earth so we may settle in

00:32:23--> 00:32:26

paradise wherever we will. An excellent is the

00:32:26--> 00:32:26

reward

00:32:27--> 00:32:28

of the righteous worker.

00:32:29--> 00:32:31

The righteous slave who acts.

00:32:31--> 00:32:32

SubhanAllah.

00:32:33--> 00:32:35

So this is Surah Uzumr in a nutshell,

00:32:35--> 00:32:37

and then Allah takes us to another Maqan

00:32:37--> 00:32:40

Surah, Surah Agathir or Surah Al Mumin,

00:32:40--> 00:32:44

which is a surah consisting of 85 verses

00:32:45--> 00:32:47

and carries the same genre of knowledge as

00:32:47--> 00:32:48

all the other Maqan

00:32:49--> 00:32:50

Surahs we discussed.

00:32:51--> 00:32:52

But Surah Ghafir

00:32:53--> 00:32:55

is unique because as you heard the imam

00:32:55--> 00:32:56

recite today,

00:32:57--> 00:32:59

when he start when the imam started surat

00:32:59--> 00:33:01

Zumr, there was no disjointed letters before it,

00:33:01--> 00:33:02

it was Tanzil

00:33:02--> 00:33:03

al Kitab.

00:33:04--> 00:33:07

When Surah Ghafir kicks in, we see hamim.

00:33:08--> 00:33:09

And hamim

00:33:10--> 00:33:12

is one hamim

00:33:13--> 00:33:15

of the group of surahs known as al

00:33:15--> 00:33:15

Hawamim.

00:33:17--> 00:33:18

And al Hawamim

00:33:18--> 00:33:19

refer to

00:33:20--> 00:33:21

the Meccan Surahs,

00:33:22--> 00:33:24

and in a report that goes back to

00:33:24--> 00:33:26

Abdullah ibn Abbas radiAllahu anhu a,

00:33:27--> 00:33:28

it states that the Hawamiem,

00:33:29--> 00:33:29

these Hawamiem,

00:33:30--> 00:33:33

they were revealed after Surah Zumr in order,

00:33:33--> 00:33:35

and they are 7 in number.

00:33:35--> 00:33:36

Surah Al Gavir,

00:33:36--> 00:33:39

Surah Fusilat, which we started tonight,

00:33:39--> 00:33:42

Surah Ashura, which we will do tomorrow. A

00:33:42--> 00:33:42

zukruf,

00:33:43--> 00:33:46

number 4. A dukhan, number 5. Al jathiyah,

00:33:46--> 00:33:49

number 6. And alaqaaf number 7.

00:33:49--> 00:33:52

7 surahs, one after the other all begin

00:33:52--> 00:33:53

with hamim.

00:33:54--> 00:33:56

All Maqkan surahs

00:33:57--> 00:33:59

and revealed after Surat Zumr,

00:34:00--> 00:34:00

SubhanAllah.

00:34:01--> 00:34:02

So

00:34:02--> 00:34:04

as we travel SubhanAllah

00:34:04--> 00:34:05

through the nights of the Quran,

00:34:06--> 00:34:07

we can actually live

00:34:07--> 00:34:09

the periods of the Sirach

00:34:10--> 00:34:11

that these were intense moments

00:34:12--> 00:34:14

and the verses are coming down to deal

00:34:14--> 00:34:15

with the moments that the Muslims are going

00:34:15--> 00:34:18

through. That here you have surah Zumr and

00:34:18--> 00:34:20

then 7 consecutive Suras

00:34:21--> 00:34:22

dealing with matters of the hereafter,

00:34:23--> 00:34:26

establishing the Messenger as the Messenger, affirming Allah

00:34:26--> 00:34:27

as 1 in his lordship, and 1 in

00:34:27--> 00:34:29

his worship, and 1 in his lords and

00:34:29--> 00:34:30

attributes,

00:34:32--> 00:34:35

highlighting the reality that contrary to common opinion,

00:34:35--> 00:34:37

there is life after death.

00:34:38--> 00:34:40

And then the messenger is going through what

00:34:40--> 00:34:42

he's going through, so keeping him stable and

00:34:42--> 00:34:43

steadfast.

00:34:43--> 00:34:45

He's a human being

00:34:45--> 00:34:47

revealing to him so he doesn't break, remain

00:34:47--> 00:34:50

strong. The journey is long. So all in

00:34:50--> 00:34:52

Allah's plan, Allah lets things be based on

00:34:52--> 00:34:53

a wisdom,

00:34:54--> 00:34:56

and he restricts events based on a wisdom.

00:34:56--> 00:34:59

He releases events based on a wisdom.

00:34:59--> 00:35:01

Same like kazza today. 1 of the sisters

00:35:01--> 00:35:02

was asking me on the weekend,

00:35:03--> 00:35:04

our faith is being

00:35:04--> 00:35:05

impacted

00:35:05--> 00:35:07

because Allah is letting this happen. Allah

00:35:08--> 00:35:09

my dear sister.

00:35:10--> 00:35:12

Allah is the one who restricts and he

00:35:12--> 00:35:13

releases.

00:35:13--> 00:35:15

We have to go back to our tuhid,

00:35:15--> 00:35:16

not disassociate

00:35:17--> 00:35:18

ourselves with our tuhid. This shouldn't be a

00:35:18--> 00:35:22

matter that makes our iman become weakened, but

00:35:22--> 00:35:24

rather it should be a matter that strengthens

00:35:24--> 00:35:26

our iman, that these prophecies

00:35:27--> 00:35:28

were revealed to us in the

00:35:28--> 00:35:30

by the prophet salallahu alaihi

00:35:31--> 00:35:33

wa sallam, and these matters of the end

00:35:33--> 00:35:35

of time were revealed to us in the

00:35:35--> 00:35:36

Quran, and now we're seeing it with the

00:35:36--> 00:35:36

naked

00:35:38--> 00:35:40

eye. It is a matter that should strengthen

00:35:40--> 00:35:40

our faith,

00:35:41--> 00:35:43

and we go back to our tawhid,

00:35:43--> 00:35:45

and we recognize who our Lord is.

00:35:48--> 00:35:49

It's Allah who constricts

00:35:50--> 00:35:50

circumstances,

00:35:51--> 00:35:52

and he releases circumstances.

00:35:53--> 00:35:55

And through it, everyone will build the hereafter

00:35:55--> 00:35:57

and they will return to Allah. And Allah

00:35:57--> 00:35:59

subhanahu wa ta'ala

00:36:00--> 00:36:01

will enter them

00:36:01--> 00:36:04

into their zum'r, into their groups and they

00:36:04--> 00:36:04

will be driven

00:36:05--> 00:36:06

an appropriate driving.

00:36:07--> 00:36:08

So this is

00:36:10--> 00:36:11

the start of Al Ghafar.

00:36:12--> 00:36:14

Now what's its connection to Zumr? Remember we

00:36:14--> 00:36:15

said

00:36:15--> 00:36:17

earlier this idea of love,

00:36:18--> 00:36:19

fear, hope,

00:36:20--> 00:36:22

the story of the dove as Ibn Uqayim

00:36:22--> 00:36:23

described

00:36:23--> 00:36:24

and the 2 wings, one wing is of

00:36:24--> 00:36:26

fear and one wing is of hope.

00:36:26--> 00:36:27

Zumr

00:36:28--> 00:36:29

delivers fear to the disbelievers,

00:36:31--> 00:36:32

but ghafir

00:36:33--> 00:36:34

delivers hope to them.

00:36:34--> 00:36:35

Imagine you are a disbeliever,

00:36:36--> 00:36:38

you reading surat al Zumr, waseeqallatheena

00:36:38--> 00:36:39

kafarwilla

00:36:39--> 00:36:40

jahannamazumr,

00:36:40--> 00:36:42

you have fear in you.

00:36:42--> 00:36:44

Whether you like it or not, peer pressure,

00:36:44--> 00:36:47

public pressure, public opinion, for whatever reason you

00:36:47--> 00:36:47

are not

00:36:48--> 00:36:50

making the jump, but deep down you know

00:36:50--> 00:36:52

that if this prophet is true

00:36:53--> 00:36:54

my end is

00:36:54--> 00:36:57

going to be doom and gloom. Allah starts

00:37:00--> 00:37:00

Ghafir

00:37:01--> 00:37:02

with hope for the disbeliever.

00:37:03--> 00:37:04

He says,

00:37:10--> 00:37:12

SubhanAllah. The forgiver of the sins,

00:37:13--> 00:37:15

the acceptor of repentances, this is you Allah.

00:37:15--> 00:37:17

The Allah who will drive the disbelievers in

00:37:17--> 00:37:18

groups to the hellfire,

00:37:19--> 00:37:21

the same Allah will accept your Islam if

00:37:21--> 00:37:22

you make the step.

00:37:22--> 00:37:25

He will wipe out your previous deeds, and

00:37:25--> 00:37:27

your previous sins, and the matters of your

00:37:27--> 00:37:28

previous life.

00:37:28--> 00:37:30

And Tawb here, subhanAllah, is not Tawbah.

00:37:32--> 00:37:34

Tawbah is the plural of Tawbah,

00:37:34--> 00:37:36

and tawbah is for major sins.

00:37:37--> 00:37:39

And Allah is not saying tawbah, meaning a

00:37:39--> 00:37:41

major sin, and you repent for it, and

00:37:41--> 00:37:43

Allah forgives you Allah saying tawbah. He will

00:37:43--> 00:37:45

accept all your repentances

00:37:46--> 00:37:49

that there's no limit to this irrespective of

00:37:49--> 00:37:50

what you've done the door is still open

00:37:50--> 00:37:52

as long as you're breathing So look at

00:37:52--> 00:37:54

the banners that Allah also brings in terms

00:37:54--> 00:37:56

of fear and hope not just to the

00:37:56--> 00:37:58

believers but to the disbelievers.

00:37:58--> 00:38:01

This is a Quran. SubhanAllah. How deep can

00:38:01--> 00:38:02

we go?

00:38:05--> 00:38:06

There is no one worthy of worship besides

00:38:06--> 00:38:08

1 Allah and you will return to him.

00:38:09--> 00:38:10

This is the reality.

00:38:11--> 00:38:11

Bayib.

00:38:12--> 00:38:14

The contents of the surah, it contains the

00:38:14--> 00:38:16

knowledge that, like we said, fits the knowledge

00:38:16--> 00:38:17

revealed pre hijra.

00:38:17--> 00:38:20

And in particular, it highlights the end of

00:38:20--> 00:38:21

those who

00:38:24--> 00:38:25

who listen to the messenger

00:38:26--> 00:38:27

and the end of those who do not

00:38:27--> 00:38:29

listen to the messenger, similar to surah Zumr.

00:38:29--> 00:38:32

It also inspires the messenger sallallahu alaihi wa

00:38:32--> 00:38:34

sallam to exercise a beautiful patience. Like I

00:38:34--> 00:38:36

said, when you read these surahs, it's like

00:38:36--> 00:38:38

you're living the seerah now. You can really

00:38:38--> 00:38:39

see that, subhanAllah,

00:38:39--> 00:38:41

when these surahs were coming down, the matter

00:38:41--> 00:38:42

was severe on the believers.

00:38:42--> 00:38:45

That these are really verses coming down at

00:38:45--> 00:38:47

the earlier part of the prophetic mission. Things

00:38:47--> 00:38:49

are difficult. Things are tough. Things are happening.

00:38:49--> 00:38:51

The persecution is at an all time high.

00:38:52--> 00:38:53

Maybe not right at the beginning, but towards

00:38:53--> 00:38:55

the beginning, meaning not at the end, before

00:38:55--> 00:38:56

hijra,

00:38:57--> 00:38:59

but at that point where really the Quraysh,

00:39:00--> 00:39:02

they felt they had a hand on things.

00:39:05--> 00:39:06

Allah is

00:39:06--> 00:39:08

revealing to the Messenger

00:39:08--> 00:39:10

his need to bring himself together

00:39:10--> 00:39:12

and exhibit a beautiful patience. And we will

00:39:12--> 00:39:14

see this in the story of Musa that

00:39:14--> 00:39:16

Allah reveals in the surah.

00:39:16--> 00:39:18

It also lists universal evidences to prove the

00:39:18--> 00:39:20

existence of Allah as the Lord who is

00:39:20--> 00:39:23

alone in his worship. Meaning, if you're a

00:39:23--> 00:39:26

objective human being, you will rationally conclude that

00:39:26--> 00:39:28

these verses are from our Lord and it

00:39:28--> 00:39:29

makes sense to believe in him. It's rational

00:39:29--> 00:39:31

for me to believe in Ranul Allah. Put

00:39:31--> 00:39:33

aside that whether he's from

00:39:34--> 00:39:36

a human being, whether he's a human being

00:39:36--> 00:39:38

and not an angel or whether he, you

00:39:38--> 00:39:39

know, he's from you and not from somewhere

00:39:39--> 00:39:41

else, put all that aside, listen to the

00:39:41--> 00:39:42

message.

00:39:42--> 00:39:44

The message is very rational

00:39:44--> 00:39:47

but you have to be objective, you cannot

00:39:47--> 00:39:47

be subjective,

00:39:48--> 00:39:50

you got to be objective, you've got to

00:39:51--> 00:39:52

be in a situation whereby

00:39:53--> 00:39:54

you are able

00:39:55--> 00:39:57

to listen to the revelation

00:39:58--> 00:39:59

and allow it to guide you.

00:40:01--> 00:40:02

And to do that, you have to get

00:40:02--> 00:40:03

rid of the bias.

00:40:04--> 00:40:05

No biases here.

00:40:06--> 00:40:08

But if you want to engage revelation

00:40:09--> 00:40:11

in a manner that you will funnel it

00:40:11--> 00:40:12

and channel it

00:40:14--> 00:40:16

and bend it to fit a particular narrative,

00:40:17--> 00:40:19

then the revelation won't guide you. It's there

00:40:19--> 00:40:20

to guide, but for those who want to

00:40:20--> 00:40:21

be guided.

00:40:21--> 00:40:24

Now again, like previous surahs, Allah establishes this

00:40:24--> 00:40:26

in the narrative format and he also establishes

00:40:26--> 00:40:28

it in the story format.

00:40:28--> 00:40:30

And the story that I want to quickly

00:40:30--> 00:40:32

talk about is not a fiction not a

00:40:32--> 00:40:33

story of fiction, of course, a real story.

00:40:33--> 00:40:34

When we say story, we don't mean fiction.

00:40:34--> 00:40:36

It's not story time, Yani.

00:40:36--> 00:40:37

You know, the story time where we're just

00:40:37--> 00:40:40

telling fiction, fictional stories. Real stories, right? The

00:40:40--> 00:40:43

story of Musa, Firaun, and Banu Israel. Allah

00:40:43--> 00:40:45

subhanahu wa ta'ala says, walakatarasallam

00:40:45--> 00:40:47

Musa biayatina wsuwtanimubin.

00:40:48--> 00:40:49

Let's listen inshallah.

00:40:56--> 00:40:58

And we did certainly send Musa with our

00:40:58--> 00:41:01

signs and clear authority, With our

00:41:05--> 00:41:06

signs.

00:41:08--> 00:41:09

To Firaun,

00:41:37--> 00:41:38

So up to now, we can see it's

00:41:38--> 00:41:39

the same story,

00:41:40--> 00:41:41

just different actors.

00:41:41--> 00:41:44

Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam is receiving these

00:41:44--> 00:41:45

verses,

00:41:45--> 00:41:47

and immediately he can see that, subhanallah,

00:41:48--> 00:41:49

Allah is revealing to me

00:41:50--> 00:41:51

my circumstance,

00:41:52--> 00:41:54

but in the story of Musa.

00:41:54--> 00:41:56

That Musa went through the same thing I'm

00:41:56--> 00:41:59

going through. It's the same story being repeated.

00:41:59--> 00:42:02

It's just different actors, Musa and now Muhammad.

00:42:03--> 00:42:03

Firaun,

00:42:04--> 00:42:04

Qaroon,

00:42:05--> 00:42:08

Haman. Here we have Abu Lahab, Abu Jahal,

00:42:08--> 00:42:10

and the other seniors of the Quraysh.

00:42:10--> 00:42:13

Same story, different actors. But Allah is teaching

00:42:13--> 00:42:15

the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam.

00:42:15--> 00:42:16

Musa is 1,

00:42:17--> 00:42:18

but the Firaun's

00:42:18--> 00:42:19

version

00:42:21--> 00:42:23

has a nuanced hecticness to it.

00:42:24--> 00:42:26

Allah says, and when he brought them the

00:42:26--> 00:42:26

truth

00:42:27--> 00:42:27

from

00:42:28--> 00:42:29

us, they said,

00:42:29--> 00:42:31

what we will do is kill the sons

00:42:31--> 00:42:33

of those who have believed with him, and

00:42:33--> 00:42:35

let's keep their women alive.

00:42:36--> 00:42:38

Qurayshwar at the stage of beating,

00:42:39--> 00:42:41

that whoever from our tribe accepts Islam, we

00:42:41--> 00:42:42

will beat them publicly,

00:42:43--> 00:42:46

so that anyone else thinking of following Muhammad

00:42:46--> 00:42:47

will become afraid.

00:42:48--> 00:42:50

But Firaoun and Qaroun and Haman, they went

00:42:50--> 00:42:52

a step further. That's it. Let's just kill

00:42:52--> 00:42:54

everyone who believes.

00:42:54--> 00:42:56

And as for the women, keep them alive,

00:42:56--> 00:42:58

we'll enslave them. Keep them alive.

00:42:59--> 00:43:00

Allah says,

00:43:03--> 00:43:05

But the plan of the disbelievers is not

00:43:05--> 00:43:07

accepting error in error.

00:43:27--> 00:43:31

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says, and Firaun said,

00:43:31--> 00:43:34

let me kill Musa and let him call

00:43:34--> 00:43:35

upon his lord.

00:43:36--> 00:43:37

Look at this level of arrogance.

00:43:39--> 00:43:41

Firon is saying, they are saying, kalas let's

00:43:41--> 00:43:42

kill all the people who believed with him

00:43:43--> 00:43:45

and let's keep the women alive. Firon says

00:43:45--> 00:43:46

one step further

00:43:46--> 00:43:48

let me kill Musa

00:43:48--> 00:43:50

and let him call upon his lord

00:43:50--> 00:43:52

indeed I fear that he will change your

00:43:52--> 00:43:55

religion or that he will cause corruption in

00:43:55--> 00:43:55

the land.

00:43:56--> 00:43:57

Now what do the scholars

00:43:58--> 00:44:00

of tafsir say here? This is the evidence

00:44:00--> 00:44:02

that they say, Firaun deep down knew that

00:44:02--> 00:44:04

this Musa is upon the truth.

00:44:05--> 00:44:07

That he had knowledge of what happened to

00:44:07--> 00:44:08

the previous nations.

00:44:10--> 00:44:11

And that they all received someone who came

00:44:11--> 00:44:13

with a call like what Musa is calling

00:44:13--> 00:44:14

to

00:44:15--> 00:44:17

but arrogance subhanAllah has no boundaries, Let me

00:44:17--> 00:44:19

kill him and let him call his Lord.

00:44:19--> 00:44:20

You want to manifest

00:44:21--> 00:44:22

a

00:44:22--> 00:44:23

pompous

00:44:24--> 00:44:26

character in front of the people show them

00:44:26--> 00:44:27

I'm in charge

00:44:27--> 00:44:29

what he's talking about is fairy tales I

00:44:29--> 00:44:30

will kill him in front of you and

00:44:30--> 00:44:32

let him call his lord nothing's going to

00:44:32--> 00:44:32

happen

00:44:33--> 00:44:34

Don't fall for this message.

00:44:46--> 00:44:48

But Musa said, indeed I have sought refuge

00:44:48--> 00:44:50

in my lord and your lord from every

00:44:50--> 00:44:51

arrogant one who does not believe in the

00:44:51--> 00:44:54

day of account, meaning the day of judgment.

00:45:15--> 00:45:17

Subhanallah, in a subtle way Allah is revealing

00:45:17--> 00:45:19

to the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam that

00:45:19--> 00:45:22

with every difficulty there's 2 eases. There's eases

00:45:22--> 00:45:23

even amidst the difficulty.

00:45:24--> 00:45:27

Because of Musa alaihis salam, when Firaun was

00:45:27--> 00:45:29

manifesting this

00:45:29--> 00:45:29

arrogance,

00:45:30--> 00:45:31

Allah says,

00:45:32--> 00:45:34

and a believing man from the family of

00:45:34--> 00:45:36

Iran. SubhanAllah.

00:45:38--> 00:45:40

He who believed but he hid his iman.

00:45:41--> 00:45:43

And some of the scholars of tafsir say

00:45:43--> 00:45:45

he was the one who at the beginning,

00:45:45--> 00:45:47

when Musa after Musa

00:45:47--> 00:45:49

grew up in the palace of Iran, and

00:45:49--> 00:45:52

then he punched a person in defending another

00:45:52--> 00:45:53

person and that person died. He was a

00:45:53--> 00:45:54

kibbuti.

00:45:54--> 00:45:56

And the Firaun and his army then

00:45:57--> 00:45:59

wanted to go after Musa. A person came

00:45:59--> 00:46:01

to Musa and told Musa that they are

00:46:02--> 00:46:04

grouping to come to to come for you,

00:46:04--> 00:46:06

so you better leave. They say it's the

00:46:06--> 00:46:06

same person.

00:46:06--> 00:46:08

There was a person who believed that no

00:46:08--> 00:46:11

one from the palace of Firaun believed except

00:46:11--> 00:46:12

his wife

00:46:13--> 00:46:14

and this man.

00:46:14--> 00:46:17

Subhanallah, the wife of Firaun and this man.

00:46:17--> 00:46:19

So this man speaks up now.

00:46:20--> 00:46:23

All this time, he's hiding his faith,

00:46:24--> 00:46:26

but right now a grave oppression is going

00:46:26--> 00:46:28

to take place. What the prophet sallallahu alaihi

00:46:28--> 00:46:30

wasallam said that the best jihad

00:46:30--> 00:46:31

is speaking

00:46:32--> 00:46:34

justice to in front of a tyrant ruler.

00:46:34--> 00:46:35

Why?

00:46:35--> 00:46:36

Because the tyrant ruler will kill you. You're

00:46:36--> 00:46:38

putting your life on the line, but it's

00:46:38--> 00:46:39

the best jihad.

00:46:40--> 00:46:41

And this yesterday I was saying that the

00:46:41--> 00:46:43

the word jihad has been confiscated

00:46:44--> 00:46:47

and has been made to to made to

00:46:47--> 00:46:48

be something taboo.

00:46:48--> 00:46:50

But we see this word in the Quran

00:46:50--> 00:46:53

before Allah allowed the Muslims to defend themselves

00:46:53--> 00:46:54

against the attacks of tukraj using the term

00:46:54--> 00:46:55

jihad.

00:46:58--> 00:47:01

And here, the prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam says

00:47:01--> 00:47:03

the best jihad, not taking out your sword,

00:47:03--> 00:47:05

taking out your arrows, taking out your shield,

00:47:05--> 00:47:06

wearing your armor,

00:47:06--> 00:47:08

no, speaking truth to power

00:47:09--> 00:47:11

is the best jihad. So this person here,

00:47:12--> 00:47:13

he was hiding his Iman

00:47:14--> 00:47:16

for a greater benefit, but now keeping your

00:47:16--> 00:47:17

Iman hidden

00:47:18--> 00:47:19

was not for the greater benefit. Now you

00:47:19--> 00:47:20

had to speak up.

00:47:21--> 00:47:23

Even though he didn't advertise his iman, he

00:47:23--> 00:47:25

came with a message of common sense. Allah

00:47:25--> 00:47:27

says, and a believing man from the family

00:47:27--> 00:47:29

of Firaun who concealed his faith said, are

00:47:29--> 00:47:30

you going to kill a man merely because

00:47:30--> 00:47:32

he says my lord is Allah?

00:47:33--> 00:47:35

And this is the same words Abu Bakr

00:47:35--> 00:47:35

used

00:47:36--> 00:47:38

when the Quraysh were attacking the prophet salallahu

00:47:38--> 00:47:40

alayhi wasalam at the Kaaba.

00:47:40--> 00:47:42

When he came and saved the prophet salallahu

00:47:42--> 00:47:44

alayhi wasalam, he said, attaktuluona

00:47:44--> 00:47:45

rajulanayaku

00:47:45--> 00:47:46

rabi'allalla. Are you going to

00:47:47--> 00:47:48

Allah.

00:47:50--> 00:47:50

SubhanAllah.

00:47:51--> 00:47:53

That's how close the Quran was to the

00:47:53--> 00:47:54

Sahaba. These are earlier,

00:47:54--> 00:47:56

revelations brothers and sisters.

00:47:57--> 00:47:58

So

00:47:59--> 00:48:01

Allah says that this is what he said.

00:48:02--> 00:48:03

And then this person said,

00:48:04--> 00:48:05

are you going to kill him merely because

00:48:05--> 00:48:07

he says my Lord is Allah, whilst he

00:48:07--> 00:48:09

has brought to you clear proofs from Allah,

00:48:09--> 00:48:11

did Musa come with nothing? Musa came with

00:48:11--> 00:48:12

a staff

00:48:13--> 00:48:14

that turned into

00:48:14--> 00:48:15

what they saw as a moving

00:48:16--> 00:48:17

snake,

00:48:18--> 00:48:19

a moving live being

00:48:20--> 00:48:22

If you put his arm under his armpit

00:48:22--> 00:48:23

it would shine. He came with science.

00:48:24--> 00:48:25

So this person is saying he has come

00:48:25--> 00:48:27

to you with clear proofs from your Lord

00:48:28--> 00:48:30

and what do you have to lose? If

00:48:30--> 00:48:31

he is lying

00:48:33--> 00:48:34

If he is lying then upon him is

00:48:34--> 00:48:36

the consequence of his lie but if he

00:48:36--> 00:48:37

is telling the truth

00:48:38--> 00:48:40

they will strike you some of what he

00:48:40--> 00:48:42

promises you. He's telling you, consequences are gonna

00:48:42--> 00:48:44

come. If he's telling the truth, some of

00:48:44--> 00:48:47

it's going to come. And indeed Allah does

00:48:47--> 00:48:48

not guide one who is a transgressor and

00:48:48--> 00:48:49

a liar,

00:48:49--> 00:48:50

subhanAllah.

00:48:50--> 00:48:51

Now,

00:49:04--> 00:49:06

He said, oh my people's sovereignty is yours

00:49:06--> 00:49:07

today,

00:49:07--> 00:49:09

you being dominant in the land, but who

00:49:09--> 00:49:11

would protect us on the punishment of Allah

00:49:11--> 00:49:13

if it came to us? What did Firan

00:49:13--> 00:49:14

say?

00:49:14--> 00:49:14

Nam.

00:49:25--> 00:49:27

He said Firaun said, I do not show

00:49:27--> 00:49:28

you except what I see, and I do

00:49:28--> 00:49:30

not guide you except to the way of

00:49:30--> 00:49:33

right conduct. This is what people who spread

00:49:33--> 00:49:35

corruption in the land to do. They spread

00:49:35--> 00:49:37

corruption on the land and they say, no.

00:49:37--> 00:49:38

No. No. No. We Muslimhood.

00:49:38--> 00:49:39

We only

00:49:41--> 00:49:42

we are liberators.

00:49:43--> 00:49:46

Yeah. We are here to take mankind forward.

00:49:47--> 00:49:48

We are progressive.

00:49:49--> 00:49:50

I say I shared these lines with you

00:49:50--> 00:49:51

previously

00:49:51--> 00:49:52

from Surat Al Baqarah.

00:49:53--> 00:49:55

This is what they do. This is

00:49:55--> 00:49:57

cognitive dissonance, this could be a lot of

00:49:57--> 00:49:58

things.

00:49:58--> 00:50:00

There's psychology to this.

00:50:01--> 00:50:01

Now,

00:50:10--> 00:50:12

And the one who believes said, oh my

00:50:12--> 00:50:14

people indeed I fear for you a fate

00:50:14--> 00:50:15

like the day of the companies, the Hazab,

00:50:15--> 00:50:16

the people of who?

00:50:21--> 00:50:22

Like the people of Nuh,

00:50:27--> 00:50:29

And Ad and Thamud and those who came

00:50:29--> 00:50:30

after them.

00:50:33--> 00:50:36

And Allah wants no injustice for his servants.

00:50:42--> 00:50:44

No. And all my people indeed I fear

00:50:44--> 00:50:46

for you the day of calling. At Tanad

00:50:46--> 00:50:48

here refers to Yomul Qiyamah, the day of

00:50:48--> 00:50:49

Qiyamah. Now,

00:50:59--> 00:51:02

The day you will turn your backs fleeing,

00:51:02--> 00:51:03

there is not for you from Allah any

00:51:03--> 00:51:06

protect and whoever Allah leaves astray, there is

00:51:06--> 00:51:08

not for him any guide. May Allah protect

00:51:08--> 00:51:09

us from

00:51:09--> 00:51:10

the difficulties

00:51:10--> 00:51:11

of the day of qiyama.

00:51:20--> 00:51:21

What does he say?

00:51:30--> 00:51:31

Firon said, oh, Haman,

00:51:32--> 00:51:34

construct for me a tall tower

00:51:34--> 00:51:36

that I might climb it

00:51:37--> 00:51:37

and reach

00:51:38--> 00:51:39

the ways of the heavens to go and

00:51:39--> 00:51:40

see?

00:51:46--> 00:51:48

So I can go into the heavens so

00:51:48--> 00:51:50

that I may look at this deity of

00:51:50--> 00:51:52

Musa. This deity is talking about build me

00:51:52--> 00:51:53

the tower, let me go and have a

00:51:53--> 00:51:54

look for myself.

00:51:55--> 00:51:57

Why my brothers and sisters in Islam,

00:51:58--> 00:52:00

when he is being drowned

00:52:02--> 00:52:03

and Jibril

00:52:04--> 00:52:05

is dealing with him

00:52:05--> 00:52:07

and the angel of death

00:52:07--> 00:52:09

is dealing with him and the water is

00:52:09--> 00:52:11

being poured down his throat.

00:52:11--> 00:52:12

It's for a reason.

00:52:14--> 00:52:16

And at that time he says, Alaaan,

00:52:16--> 00:52:17

now I believe.

00:52:18--> 00:52:20

Now I believe. He says, I believed.

00:52:21--> 00:52:22

He says I believe in the Lord of

00:52:22--> 00:52:23

Musa

00:52:24--> 00:52:26

Allah Now you believe but before this is

00:52:26--> 00:52:27

what you were doing

00:52:27--> 00:52:29

When we gave you the chance, this is

00:52:29--> 00:52:30

what you were doing.

00:52:30--> 00:52:33

Message after message, reminder after reminder, miracle after

00:52:33--> 00:52:35

miracle. We gave you time. It wasn't the

00:52:35--> 00:52:36

case that Musa came and the next day

00:52:36--> 00:52:37

the punishment came down.

00:52:38--> 00:52:40

You continued in your arrogance to the extent

00:52:40--> 00:52:42

build me a tower. You you you're ridiculing

00:52:42--> 00:52:44

Musa in front of the people.

00:52:44--> 00:52:46

Build me a tower so I can go

00:52:46--> 00:52:47

see this madman what he's talking about. I'll

00:52:47--> 00:52:48

I'll go see it myself.

00:53:11--> 00:53:12

In ruin.

00:53:19--> 00:53:21

And the one who believes said, oh my

00:53:21--> 00:53:23

people follow me. I will guide you to

00:53:23--> 00:53:24

the way of righteous conduct.

00:53:36--> 00:53:38

Oh, my people, the worldly life is only

00:53:38--> 00:53:40

temporary enjoyment, and indeed the hereafter,

00:53:41--> 00:53:43

that is the home of permanent settlement.

00:53:43--> 00:53:45

I will leave you to read the remaining,

00:53:48--> 00:53:49

ayat from this.

00:53:50--> 00:53:51

But this message is coming to the prophet

00:53:51--> 00:53:52

sallallahu alaihi wa sallam.

00:53:53--> 00:53:55

And Allah is teaching him that not only

00:53:55--> 00:53:57

did Musa share the message, but even a

00:53:57--> 00:54:00

person from within Firon's own family is sharing

00:54:00--> 00:54:01

the same message.

00:54:01--> 00:54:03

Telling the people, put your trust in the

00:54:03--> 00:54:06

hereafter, not the dunya. Look at the permanent,

00:54:06--> 00:54:07

not the temporary.

00:54:07--> 00:54:08

And the way of the arrogant

00:54:09--> 00:54:10

is known.

00:54:10--> 00:54:13

Oh, messenger of Allah, remain upon your way.

00:54:13--> 00:54:15

Oh, believer, remain upon your way. Oh, Muslim,

00:54:15--> 00:54:18

remain upon your way. Everybody will make you

00:54:18--> 00:54:19

feel backward.

00:54:19--> 00:54:22

They will a time will come where you

00:54:22--> 00:54:23

holding on to your religion will be like

00:54:23--> 00:54:25

holding on to burning coal as the prophet

00:54:25--> 00:54:27

sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said. It'll be so

00:54:27--> 00:54:28

difficult,

00:54:29--> 00:54:31

but the verses are training you that whatever

00:54:31--> 00:54:33

happens, die a Muslim. May Allah make us

00:54:33--> 00:54:34

die as believers

00:54:34--> 00:54:36

and our children and progeny.

00:54:37--> 00:54:39

Whatever happens, just die a Muslim.

00:54:42--> 00:54:45

Whatever happens, make sure you don't break, leave

00:54:45--> 00:54:46

the rope of Allah.

00:54:47--> 00:54:50

This is the message throughout the Quran. And

00:54:50--> 00:54:52

then Allah takes us to Surah Fussilat.

00:54:52--> 00:54:55

Maq and verse again. Like I said, dosages

00:54:55--> 00:54:57

of verses, they're very potent

00:54:57--> 00:54:59

in dealing with doubts.

00:55:00--> 00:55:03

You need they say sometimes you need steroids.

00:55:03--> 00:55:04

Doctors,

00:55:04--> 00:55:07

Taib, there's so many noticeable verses first

00:55:08--> 00:55:10

but because of time I'm gonna just go

00:55:10--> 00:55:12

through them quickly. I know we have work

00:55:12--> 00:55:13

tomorrow as well

00:55:13--> 00:55:15

But we won't get these verses for another

00:55:15--> 00:55:17

year, Subhan Allah. Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says

00:55:17--> 00:55:18

in Surah Fussilat,

00:55:26--> 00:55:28

And that was your assumption which you assumed

00:55:28--> 00:55:30

about your lord, It has brought you to

00:55:30--> 00:55:32

ruin and you have become amongst the losers.

00:55:32--> 00:55:34

Imam Hassan al Basri was asked about this

00:55:34--> 00:55:35

verse

00:55:35--> 00:55:37

and he said some people of worship,

00:55:37--> 00:55:38

some

00:55:39--> 00:55:39

people

00:55:40--> 00:55:40

of worship,

00:55:41--> 00:55:44

they don't worship Allah, they worship wishful thinking.

00:55:44--> 00:55:46

To the extent that they leave this world

00:55:46--> 00:55:48

without one good deed.

00:55:48--> 00:55:51

What do they say? They say, have good

00:55:51--> 00:55:53

thoughts about Allah. Everything is in my heart.

00:55:53--> 00:55:55

You can't see what's in my heart.

00:55:57--> 00:55:59

You call them to some guidance, brother don't

00:55:59--> 00:56:00

judge me.

00:56:01--> 00:56:02

I have good thoughts about Allah. I have

00:56:02--> 00:56:04

good thoughts about Allah. Remember we said if

00:56:04--> 00:56:07

you flap the wing of hope without the

00:56:07--> 00:56:08

wing of fear, what's going to happen to

00:56:08--> 00:56:09

the dove?

00:56:09--> 00:56:10

It's going to crash.

00:56:11--> 00:56:12

Imam Hassan al Basri

00:56:13--> 00:56:15

explaining this verse in the Quran,

00:56:15--> 00:56:16

he said

00:56:16--> 00:56:19

if these people really had good thoughts about

00:56:19--> 00:56:21

Allah, they would have worshiped Allah with actions

00:56:21--> 00:56:22

not with their heart.

00:56:23--> 00:56:25

That having good thoughts about Allah

00:56:25--> 00:56:27

is putting into practice what the messenger came

00:56:27--> 00:56:30

to you with, putting into practice what Allah

00:56:30--> 00:56:32

commanded you to do. This is about what

00:56:32--> 00:56:33

what having good thoughts about Allah

00:56:34--> 00:56:36

means. Number 2,

00:56:39--> 00:56:40

Allah says, walatastawil

00:56:40--> 00:56:41

hasanatawalasayyah,

00:56:41--> 00:56:42

idfarabilatiya

00:56:43--> 00:56:44

ahsan faydalladi

00:56:44--> 00:56:45

baynaqaw baynaqawaqannahuwaliyunhamim,

00:56:47--> 00:56:48

and this is good for the day of

00:56:48--> 00:56:49

Eid that's coming.

00:56:50--> 00:56:52

Because sometimes we have families, subhanAllah,

00:56:52--> 00:56:54

that are at war with each other, and

00:56:54--> 00:56:56

the reeds come and go, and they still

00:56:56--> 00:56:58

don't even talk to each other, they don't

00:56:58--> 00:56:59

even greet each other,

00:56:59--> 00:57:01

they don't even respond to the salaam of

00:57:01--> 00:57:03

each other, or they choose to be with

00:57:03--> 00:57:06

each other in a very petty way. If

00:57:06--> 00:57:08

you scratch my back, I will scratch your

00:57:08--> 00:57:10

back. If you did this for my family,

00:57:10--> 00:57:11

I will do this for your family.

00:57:12--> 00:57:13

It's transactionary,

00:57:14--> 00:57:16

and this is not the way with the

00:57:16--> 00:57:16

believers.

00:57:17--> 00:57:18

And Allah

00:57:18--> 00:57:20

says with regards to an enemy

00:57:21--> 00:57:22

that you need to

00:57:23--> 00:57:24

respond

00:57:24--> 00:57:25

to the harm,

00:57:25--> 00:57:28

you need to repel the evil with a

00:57:28--> 00:57:29

deed which is better.

00:57:33--> 00:57:33

Continue

00:57:33--> 00:57:35

repelling the evil with goodness.

00:57:37--> 00:57:38

For idalladhibaynaqawbaynaqu

00:57:39--> 00:57:40

a dawah.

00:57:40--> 00:57:41

Allah says,

00:57:43--> 00:57:46

thereupon the one womb between you and him

00:57:46--> 00:57:46

is enmity,

00:57:47--> 00:57:49

that enmity will turn into friendship and you'll

00:57:49--> 00:57:51

become devoted friends again.

00:57:52--> 00:57:54

But Allah tells us this is not easy.

00:57:54--> 00:57:54

He says,

00:57:57--> 00:57:59

No one can do this except the one

00:57:59--> 00:58:00

who is patient.

00:58:01--> 00:58:03

That you can be patient with your nafs.

00:58:03--> 00:58:05

You know what happens when you want

00:58:05--> 00:58:07

to respond nicely? The nafs tells you, no

00:58:07--> 00:58:08

no no no no no no. People will

00:58:08--> 00:58:09

say you're weak.

00:58:10--> 00:58:11

People will say you see you are wrong,

00:58:11--> 00:58:12

they were right.

00:58:13--> 00:58:15

That's what the people will say. The people

00:58:15--> 00:58:17

will say you're weak. Look, this person kicks

00:58:17--> 00:58:18

you and you run where you get kicks.

00:58:18--> 00:58:19

Have you heard that one? Every time you

00:58:19--> 00:58:21

get kicks, that's where you run.

00:58:21--> 00:58:23

That's what the people will say. You need

00:58:23--> 00:58:24

patience to fight that ego.

00:58:25--> 00:58:27

There's ego. You need patience to fight the

00:58:27--> 00:58:28

whispers of the people.

00:58:28--> 00:58:30

You need patience to fight the whispers of

00:58:30--> 00:58:30

shaitan,

00:58:31--> 00:58:32

to do the right thing because it's right

00:58:32--> 00:58:35

with Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. And Allah says

00:58:40--> 00:58:43

that only the fortunate blessed one can achieve

00:58:43--> 00:58:46

this converting enemies into friends. And this was

00:58:46--> 00:58:48

the mandate of Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam.

00:58:49--> 00:58:52

How many hated him subhanallah but they became

00:58:52--> 00:58:52

his best

00:58:53--> 00:58:54

and closest.

00:58:54--> 00:58:56

He was became the most beloved to them.

00:58:57--> 00:58:58

What they did against Islam, they did for

00:58:58--> 00:59:01

Islam. Whilst he was alive and after he

00:59:01--> 00:59:03

passed away, Khalid ibn Walid who orchestrated the

00:59:03--> 00:59:06

turnaround of events at Uhud, he was instrumental

00:59:06--> 00:59:08

towards the end of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi

00:59:08--> 00:59:10

wasallam's life and throughout the life of Abu

00:59:10--> 00:59:12

Bakr. And even in the life of Umar,

00:59:13--> 00:59:14

even after Umar took him out of leading

00:59:14--> 00:59:16

the army and replaced him with Abu Ubaydha

00:59:16--> 00:59:18

ibn Jarrah, the Amin of this Umar radiAllahu

00:59:18--> 00:59:19

anhu Majjibani.

00:59:20--> 00:59:22

This is the reality of the deen. So

00:59:22--> 00:59:23

I want to share with you this message.

00:59:23--> 00:59:25

Last but not least, and I know it's

00:59:25--> 00:59:27

late, but we are going to go into

00:59:27--> 00:59:28

the last third of the night, and you

00:59:28--> 00:59:30

need to go with this verse. Subhanallah.

00:59:30--> 00:59:33

The verse of Istiqaamah, in Surat Al Fussilat.

00:59:33--> 00:59:36

Istiqaamah, my dear brother and sister in Islam

00:59:36--> 00:59:38

is very, very hard.

00:59:39--> 00:59:39

Steadfastness

00:59:40--> 00:59:41

is very very hard.

00:59:41--> 00:59:42

Why?

00:59:42--> 00:59:44

Because it's an everyday matter,

00:59:44--> 00:59:47

and it's an every night matter. It needs

00:59:47--> 00:59:49

from you juhud and effort.

00:59:49--> 00:59:51

It needs from you

00:59:52--> 00:59:53

you to spend a bit of yourself,

00:59:54--> 00:59:55

to give up parts of yourself.

00:59:56--> 00:59:59

But because it's so hard, Allah makes the

00:59:59--> 01:00:00

reward with it worth it.

01:00:01--> 01:00:03

Because Allah created us and there's this universal

01:00:03--> 01:00:06

principle that governs this world. Reward is proportionate

01:00:06--> 01:00:07

to effort.

01:00:07--> 01:00:09

If the effort is hard, we need a

01:00:09--> 01:00:11

reward that is worth the effort.

01:00:11--> 01:00:13

I mean, if I told you all here,

01:00:13--> 01:00:15

who from here can walk all the way

01:00:15--> 01:00:18

to London in the middle of winter for

01:00:18--> 01:00:19

a £1,000?

01:00:19--> 01:00:20

Just walk £1,000.

01:00:21--> 01:00:23

I'll give you £1,000. You get to London

01:00:23--> 01:00:24

but you have to walk there.

01:00:25--> 01:00:25

Anybody?

01:00:25--> 01:00:26

£1,000.

01:00:27--> 01:00:27

One guy.

01:00:28--> 01:00:31

2. This is Masjid donations by the way.

01:00:33--> 01:00:34

Hands are going up.

01:00:35--> 01:00:36

£1,000.

01:00:36--> 01:00:39

They say money has relative value.

01:00:39--> 01:00:41

Only time has absolute value.

01:00:42--> 01:00:42

£1,000

01:00:42--> 01:00:44

is can be little for the majority, but

01:00:44--> 01:00:45

it's a lot for a few. Yeah. He's

01:00:45--> 01:00:47

willing to go to walking to London in

01:00:47--> 01:00:47

the middle of winter,

01:00:48--> 01:00:50

Okay. 1,000 is not, masha'Allah,

01:00:51--> 01:00:52

tickling you guys.

01:00:53--> 01:00:55

£10,000. Put up your hands. £10,000.

01:00:57--> 01:00:58

More hands are going up. A few more

01:00:58--> 01:00:59

hands.

01:00:59--> 01:01:00

A £100,000,

01:01:00--> 01:01:01

Say Allah.

01:01:03--> 01:01:04

Even some of the adults

01:01:05--> 01:01:06

are raising their hands. A 100,000,

01:01:07--> 01:01:08

Life is harder.

01:01:10--> 01:01:11

Alright. £10,000,000,

01:01:11--> 01:01:12

the last offer.

01:01:13--> 01:01:15

Masha, double. 2 hands.

01:01:15--> 01:01:17

You see what happens, guys?

01:01:25--> 01:01:27

I love this. Now I'm putting myself in

01:01:27--> 01:01:28

a difficult spot.

01:01:29--> 01:01:30

It's your day. You see, look how the

01:01:30--> 01:01:32

hands are going up.

01:01:32--> 01:01:35

Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala wants us to be

01:01:35--> 01:01:36

people of istaqamah, but he knows

01:01:38--> 01:01:40

the task might set us back.

01:01:41--> 01:01:43

So he reveals in surah Fussilab that which

01:01:43--> 01:01:44

will pick us up and remember Maq converts,

01:01:44--> 01:01:46

Muslims are going through the grind,

01:01:47--> 01:01:49

they're going through the grind, they're being sanctioned

01:01:49--> 01:01:51

for 3 years in a valley no food,

01:01:51--> 01:01:52

no water, no drink,

01:01:53--> 01:01:54

no trade, no medicine,

01:01:55--> 01:01:58

The milk in the chest of mothers is

01:01:58--> 01:01:58

drying up,

01:01:59--> 01:02:01

babies are crying, they're going through the grind

01:02:01--> 01:02:03

only for la ilaha illallah, Allah reveals.

01:02:06--> 01:02:08

Allah says, indeed those who say,

01:02:11--> 01:02:12

Our Lord is Allah.

01:02:14--> 01:02:16

Those who say our Lord is Allah,

01:02:19--> 01:02:21

and then they walk the talk. I'm going

01:02:21--> 01:02:23

to try and use language that's good for

01:02:23--> 01:02:23

the Shabab.

01:02:24--> 01:02:25

They walk the talk.

01:02:25--> 01:02:27

They said the lord is is Allah,

01:02:28--> 01:02:29

and they started acting like the lord is

01:02:29--> 01:02:31

Allah. They started speaking like their Lord is

01:02:31--> 01:02:33

Allah. None of the swearing that we see

01:02:33--> 01:02:35

going around here. What's up, guys?

01:02:35--> 01:02:38

Schools, and buses, and parks, and kids swearing

01:02:38--> 01:02:41

like it's fashion. This is not from iman

01:02:41--> 01:02:41

and Islam.

01:02:44--> 01:02:46

So you said your lord is Allah, you

01:02:46--> 01:02:48

started speaking like your lord is Allah, You

01:02:48--> 01:02:49

started acting like your lord is Allah. You

01:02:49--> 01:02:51

started eating like your lord is Allah.

01:02:52--> 01:02:52

SubhanAllah.

01:02:54--> 01:02:56

Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala tells us that the

01:02:56--> 01:02:59

on the most scariest day of your life,

01:03:00--> 01:03:02

the most scariest part of your existence,

01:03:03--> 01:03:04

when no one can help you and you

01:03:04--> 01:03:06

need all the help you can get,

01:03:07--> 01:03:08

for the people of istaqam, my help will

01:03:08--> 01:03:10

come. When is the scariest day?

01:03:11--> 01:03:12

When you are sat in a gathering

01:03:14--> 01:03:16

and suddenly you see

01:03:16--> 01:03:18

from the creation of Allah

01:03:18--> 01:03:20

that which you used to hear about from

01:03:20--> 01:03:20

the mimbar

01:03:21--> 01:03:22

or in a lecture.

01:03:23--> 01:03:24

And you will look around you and see

01:03:24--> 01:03:26

everyone is carrying on normally. He's eating his

01:03:26--> 01:03:29

sandwich, he's drinking his mint tea,

01:03:30--> 01:03:32

He's carrying on with his work.

01:03:33--> 01:03:35

Everyone's carrying on, but you suddenly are filled

01:03:35--> 01:03:38

with fear. Why? Because Allah has lifted the

01:03:38--> 01:03:38

veil,

01:03:39--> 01:03:41

Because your time to die has arrived.

01:03:41--> 01:03:43

So you can see something that no one

01:03:43--> 01:03:44

else can see.

01:03:46--> 01:03:47

That's a scary moment.

01:03:48--> 01:03:50

And then you will start experiencing

01:03:50--> 01:03:53

the reality that you are owned

01:03:53--> 01:03:56

when you feel life being sucked out from

01:03:56--> 01:03:57

you and you have no ability to put

01:03:57--> 01:03:58

it back up.

01:03:59--> 01:04:00

Subhanallah.

01:04:01--> 01:04:02

How scary will that be?

01:04:04--> 01:04:05

Because Allah will

01:04:05--> 01:04:07

give the angel of death the permission and

01:04:07--> 01:04:09

he will call the soul out and that

01:04:09--> 01:04:11

soul that we spoke about will start leaving.

01:04:11--> 01:04:13

And you will see yourself

01:04:14--> 01:04:16

slowly but surely becoming lifeless.

01:04:18--> 01:04:19

Now my dear brother and sister in Islam,

01:04:19--> 01:04:21

is this a happy moment or a scary

01:04:21--> 01:04:22

moment?

01:04:23--> 01:04:25

What would you pay to receive happiness at

01:04:25--> 01:04:27

this time? You pay everything, I imagine.

01:04:27--> 01:04:30

You'd give your family, your home, your wealth,

01:04:30--> 01:04:30

you'll give everything.

01:04:32--> 01:04:33

What would you pay?

01:04:33--> 01:04:34

Allah

01:04:35--> 01:04:37

tells us about the rewards of the people

01:04:37--> 01:04:38

of Istiqaamah. Listen to this.

01:04:39--> 01:04:40

Allah says,

01:05:17--> 01:05:18

walakumfihama

01:05:19--> 01:05:20

taddarunnuzulam

01:05:24--> 01:05:24

min ghafurirrahim.

01:05:27--> 01:05:28

Wallahi, if you are in a sanctioned

01:05:29--> 01:05:29

valley

01:05:30--> 01:05:30

for 3 years,

01:05:31--> 01:05:32

going through the hell of existence,

01:05:33--> 01:05:34

and these verses come to you,

01:05:35--> 01:05:37

you receive motivation to last.

01:05:38--> 01:05:41

Allah says, at the time that I described

01:05:41--> 01:05:43

to you when all this is happening, for

01:05:43--> 01:05:44

the people of istiqama,

01:05:45--> 01:05:45

tatanazalu

01:05:46--> 01:05:47

alahihimul manaika,

01:05:48--> 01:05:51

Allah will send angels in droves from heaven

01:05:51--> 01:05:53

to surround the body, your body.

01:05:56--> 01:05:59

They will come and surround your body in

01:05:59--> 01:06:01

wait for the soul to be removed out.

01:06:01--> 01:06:02

Oh, servants of Allah,

01:06:03--> 01:06:05

what would you pay to see angels from

01:06:05--> 01:06:07

Jannah around you at that moment?

01:06:08--> 01:06:08

That Alhamdulillah

01:06:09--> 01:06:09

SubhanAllah,

01:06:10--> 01:06:11

scary but

01:06:15--> 01:06:16

And Allah says tatanazal,

01:06:17--> 01:06:19

present tense, meaning these angels will come in

01:06:19--> 01:06:22

droves, and The scholars of hadith and tafsir,

01:06:22--> 01:06:23

those who explain the hadith in the muslimat

01:06:23--> 01:06:25

of Imam Ahmad, because we have a long

01:06:25--> 01:06:27

hadith in the muslimat of Imam Ahmad that

01:06:27--> 01:06:29

describes the death of a believer and a

01:06:29--> 01:06:29

disbeliever.

01:06:41--> 01:06:43

They fill the atmosphere

01:06:43--> 01:06:45

with the fragrance of Jannah,

01:06:45--> 01:06:47

in their presence with the permission of Allah

01:06:48--> 01:06:50

to receive the soul of this person. In

01:06:50--> 01:06:52

the Muslim of Imam Ahmed, when the soul

01:06:52--> 01:06:53

comes out,

01:06:53--> 01:06:56

the angels from Jannah immediately take it from

01:06:56--> 01:06:57

the angel of death. They do not leave

01:06:57--> 01:06:59

it in his hand for a mere split

01:06:59--> 01:06:59

second.

01:07:01--> 01:07:03

That's how excited they are from for to

01:07:03--> 01:07:05

to receive the soul. And then the soul

01:07:05--> 01:07:06

is transferred

01:07:07--> 01:07:08

between the rows of angels,

01:07:08--> 01:07:11

just like I imagine, you know, a football

01:07:11--> 01:07:12

match when you win the premier league or

01:07:12--> 01:07:14

something. You see they carry the manager and

01:07:14--> 01:07:17

they transferring the manager one. You you know,

01:07:17--> 01:07:18

when you see that,

01:07:18--> 01:07:21

The soul is being transferred. Every angel is

01:07:21--> 01:07:22

trying to touch it.

01:07:22--> 01:07:24

Every angel wants to be part of the

01:07:24--> 01:07:24

celebration,

01:07:25--> 01:07:27

And like this, the soul goes higher and

01:07:27--> 01:07:29

higher and higher until it gets to the

01:07:29--> 01:07:31

first heaven and awaits permission

01:07:31--> 01:07:33

to enter, until the body is buried before

01:07:33--> 01:07:35

Allah sends it back to the body. But

01:07:35--> 01:07:38

that's a discussion for another day. Tatanazloo

01:07:38--> 01:07:41

alayhimul malaika, gift number 1 for the people

01:07:41--> 01:07:41

of Istikamah.

01:07:43--> 01:07:44

Allah takafu

01:07:44--> 01:07:44

walatakazano

01:07:45--> 01:07:46

SubhanAllah.

01:07:46--> 01:07:48

When I was reading these verses, I was

01:07:48--> 01:07:48

thinking,

01:07:49--> 01:07:52

what life moment can I connect to this

01:07:53--> 01:07:54

that brought me great fear

01:07:55--> 01:07:57

and I would have loved to receive

01:07:57--> 01:07:59

something to breathe with at that moment?

01:08:00--> 01:08:02

And I could only think about GCSEs,

01:08:02--> 01:08:03

forgive me.

01:08:04--> 01:08:06

GCSEs, I mean, not now, now it's easier,

01:08:06--> 01:08:08

but back in the days, subhanallah, the stress

01:08:08--> 01:08:09

of GCSEs

01:08:10--> 01:08:10

was hectic.

01:08:11--> 01:08:12

We were always told

01:08:13--> 01:08:15

that this is the yardstick between being a

01:08:15--> 01:08:17

sweeper and a doctor.

01:08:17--> 01:08:19

This is how we were brought up. Mental

01:08:19--> 01:08:20

health wasn't a thing when we were growing

01:08:20--> 01:08:22

up young boys and girls. Our parents just

01:08:22--> 01:08:24

told us as it is.

01:08:25--> 01:08:27

So as we were getting towards g c

01:08:27--> 01:08:29

s, we were thinking, subhanallah, this is make

01:08:29--> 01:08:30

or break.

01:08:30--> 01:08:32

This is me whether I'm going to be

01:08:32--> 01:08:34

that dream car I have when we're teenagers,

01:08:34--> 01:08:35

we have a lot of dream cars,

01:08:36--> 01:08:37

or whether I'm going to be driving somebody

01:08:37--> 01:08:39

else's dream car.

01:08:40--> 01:08:41

Lots of stress.

01:08:42--> 01:08:43

And then you go through the grind of

01:08:43--> 01:08:46

exam after exam after exam to which should

01:08:46--> 01:08:48

last across 3 months sometimes

01:08:48--> 01:08:49

or 2 months.

01:08:50--> 01:08:51

Depends when the schedule is, how many subjects

01:08:51--> 01:08:53

you're taking and when the timetable

01:08:54--> 01:08:56

caters for your subjects. And then it finishes,

01:08:56--> 01:08:59

subhanallah, and you feel elation, but not complete

01:08:59--> 01:09:01

elation because you know one day you're gonna

01:09:01--> 01:09:03

be told that the results are out and

01:09:03--> 01:09:05

it would happen. One day you're nicely resting

01:09:05--> 01:09:06

and your parents come to you with the

01:09:06--> 01:09:08

newspaper. Where I was growing up, when the

01:09:08--> 01:09:10

results came out, it should be the front

01:09:10--> 01:09:11

page of the newspaper.

01:09:11--> 01:09:13

GCSE results are out. We used to do

01:09:13--> 01:09:14

o levels. I didn't grow up in the

01:09:14--> 01:09:17

UK. O level is similar to GCSEs but

01:09:17--> 01:09:17

it's the Cambridge,

01:09:19--> 01:09:19

curriculum.

01:09:20--> 01:09:20

Similar.

01:09:22--> 01:09:24

Subhanallah, you see this newspaper. All of a

01:09:24--> 01:09:27

sudden you feel stress overcome you. Your bright

01:09:27--> 01:09:29

face from all the playing becomes dark

01:09:30--> 01:09:31

because now you have to go into and

01:09:31--> 01:09:34

before you you didn't go to a computer

01:09:34--> 01:09:35

screen putting the code. I don't know how

01:09:35--> 01:09:36

it is now. Back then we had to

01:09:36--> 01:09:38

go to an exam center, stand in a

01:09:38--> 01:09:41

queue, and honestly you're standing in that queue

01:09:41--> 01:09:43

and it feels like, is this the day

01:09:43--> 01:09:44

of qiyama on earth?

01:09:45--> 01:09:48

Really? You're sweating, literally everyone is sweating, nobody

01:09:48--> 01:09:50

cares about anybody, nobody cares whose clothes is

01:09:50--> 01:09:52

iron, not iron, who's wearing clothes from last

01:09:52--> 01:09:54

year, nobody cares.

01:09:54--> 01:09:56

Everybody's in their own worry. This is I

01:09:56--> 01:09:57

remember this. This is how it was.

01:09:58--> 01:10:00

You're standing and all you are, you're a

01:10:00--> 01:10:00

number

01:10:01--> 01:10:02

amongst many numbers.

01:10:02--> 01:10:04

Now the person in front of you goes

01:10:04--> 01:10:05

in, he comes out crying, you say, you

01:10:05--> 01:10:07

Allah, save me from being that person, you

01:10:07--> 01:10:08

Allah.

01:10:08--> 01:10:10

The other one comes out smiling, you say,

01:10:10--> 01:10:11

insha Allah, but it makes you more nervous

01:10:11--> 01:10:13

that he won. What about my parents will

01:10:13--> 01:10:14

say how did he get those results? You

01:10:14--> 01:10:16

didn't get this is life, Yaqi, when you're

01:10:16--> 01:10:17

growing up.

01:10:19--> 01:10:21

Now I'm thinking to myself, at that moment

01:10:21--> 01:10:23

when I was in that line,

01:10:23--> 01:10:26

it would have meant everything to me if

01:10:26--> 01:10:29

someone came out of that exam room, walked

01:10:29--> 01:10:30

up to me, saw me sweating,

01:10:31--> 01:10:33

and said to me in my ear, don't

01:10:33--> 01:10:34

worry, you've passed.

01:10:34--> 01:10:36

Don't worry. It's all good. I've seen your

01:10:36--> 01:10:37

results. You're okay.

01:10:38--> 01:10:40

Allah, if somebody did that to me at

01:10:40--> 01:10:41

that moment, I'll be like,

01:10:44--> 01:10:46

let's see who we have here now. Look

01:10:46--> 01:10:46

at the people,

01:10:47--> 01:10:49

All the stress is gone. You have time

01:10:49--> 01:10:51

to live life a little bit. You are

01:10:51--> 01:10:53

existing, now you start living.

01:10:53--> 01:10:55

Allah is giving you this

01:10:55--> 01:10:56

opportunity,

01:10:56--> 01:10:59

the opportunity of angels coming to you and

01:10:59--> 01:10:59

saying,

01:11:00--> 01:11:02

the angels will tell the dying person, do

01:11:02--> 01:11:03

not fear.

01:11:04--> 01:11:05

Do not be sad.

01:11:07--> 01:11:08

Do not be sad.

01:11:10--> 01:11:11

This is what's happening effectively.

01:11:12--> 01:11:13

And I was thinking about this

01:11:14--> 01:11:15

this is also in

01:11:16--> 01:11:18

the present tense. What did we say about

01:11:18--> 01:11:20

the present tense? It's always continuous.

01:11:20--> 01:11:22

Then I was thinking to myself, subhanAllah,

01:11:23--> 01:11:24

even happiness

01:11:25--> 01:11:25

has levels

01:11:26--> 01:11:28

and in between the levels of happiness you

01:11:28--> 01:11:30

have sadness, not so? I mean if I

01:11:30--> 01:11:31

told you guys now guys

01:11:32--> 01:11:33

I give you 2 options,

01:11:34--> 01:11:36

you can win 1 of 2 holidays,

01:11:36--> 01:11:37

1 in the Maldives

01:11:38--> 01:11:38

and 1

01:11:39--> 01:11:40

in the Lake District.

01:11:41--> 01:11:42

Why

01:11:42--> 01:11:44

why are you laughing? Lake District's nice.

01:11:46--> 01:11:48

Lake District's good, man. Come on.

01:11:49--> 01:11:49

Tayeb,

01:11:50--> 01:11:52

would you be happy going to Lake District?

01:11:53--> 01:11:53

Yes.

01:11:54--> 01:11:57

No. Yes. Who wouldn't be? Free holiday. Come

01:11:57--> 01:11:57

on.

01:11:58--> 01:11:59

Would you be happy going to Maldives?

01:12:00--> 01:12:00

No.

01:12:01--> 01:12:02

No. Okay, you're out of the equation.

01:12:04--> 01:12:05

You're out of the equation Habibi.

01:12:06--> 01:12:08

You haven't tasted life, when you taste it

01:12:08--> 01:12:08

you

01:12:09--> 01:12:10

you change your answer. It might be too

01:12:10--> 01:12:12

late then but we give you time.

01:12:13--> 01:12:14

Now going to Lake District makes you happy,

01:12:14--> 01:12:15

right?

01:12:15--> 01:12:16

But Maldives

01:12:17--> 01:12:18

makes you happier, correct?

01:12:19--> 01:12:21

Between happy and happier isn't there a portion

01:12:21--> 01:12:21

of sadness?

01:12:23--> 01:12:24

Imagine I called you up after 1 month

01:12:24--> 01:12:25

and you were excited

01:12:26--> 01:12:27

and I called you up say Masha Allah

01:12:27--> 01:12:30

congratulations brother you won a trip to Lake

01:12:30--> 01:12:30

District

01:12:31--> 01:12:33

Would you be happy or sad?

01:12:34--> 01:12:36

Sad. So between happy and happy this happier,

01:12:36--> 01:12:38

there's a piece of sadness. Not so?

01:12:40--> 01:12:42

Are you with me? Allah says,

01:12:43--> 01:12:44

in the present tense,

01:12:45--> 01:12:47

meaning you will never ever ever ever be

01:12:47--> 01:12:50

sad. And I can only deduce from this

01:12:50--> 01:12:51

that the place that you'll be going to

01:12:51--> 01:12:52

is a place where

01:12:53--> 01:12:55

the happy moment you feel now is very

01:12:55--> 01:12:57

happy, but the next moment will be happier

01:12:57--> 01:12:59

than the last happy, and the moment after

01:12:59--> 01:13:01

that will be happier than the last happy,

01:13:01--> 01:13:03

and the moment after that will be happier

01:13:03--> 01:13:04

than the last happy. It can only be

01:13:04--> 01:13:06

because if it was any less happy, then

01:13:06--> 01:13:07

you'd be sad.

01:13:07--> 01:13:09

And Allah is saying, la taz and there's

01:13:09--> 01:13:11

no sadness where you're going.

01:13:11--> 01:13:12

Subhanallah,

01:13:13--> 01:13:15

I'm digressing but I want you to really

01:13:15--> 01:13:16

appreciate these verses of Allah.

01:13:17--> 01:13:18

Okay.

01:13:19--> 01:13:21

So Allah sends you angels from Jannah. If

01:13:21--> 01:13:23

you're the people of Istikamah, wouldn't this be

01:13:23--> 01:13:24

enough for you? Of course, you would say

01:13:24--> 01:13:27

yes. Okay. The angels tell you don't be

01:13:27--> 01:13:28

afraid.

01:13:28--> 01:13:30

Subhanallah, bonus. Walatahasanoo,

01:13:31--> 01:13:33

you'll never ever be sad, bonus. Now I

01:13:33--> 01:13:34

imagine you in the queue, you got your

01:13:34--> 01:13:36

results. What's the next thing you're gonna think

01:13:36--> 01:13:38

about? The person didn't tell you whether you

01:13:38--> 01:13:40

got a's or b's, he just said you

01:13:40--> 01:13:40

passed.

01:13:41--> 01:13:42

So what's the next thing you think about

01:13:42--> 01:13:43

now?

01:13:43--> 01:13:45

How well did I pass?

01:13:45--> 01:13:46

Did I get a stars?

01:13:47--> 01:13:49

Or is it numbers now? Nines, eights?

01:13:50--> 01:13:52

That's what you start thinking. Allah tells the

01:13:52--> 01:13:53

angels to tell the dying person.

01:13:56--> 01:13:58

Allah has promised you the Jannah.

01:13:59--> 01:14:01

Allah has given you the Jannah that he

01:14:01--> 01:14:03

promised you. You're worrying about results which school

01:14:03--> 01:14:05

you're gonna go to, that school needed so

01:14:05--> 01:14:07

many nines, that school needed so many eights.

01:14:07--> 01:14:09

Don't even think about that. Allah

01:14:09--> 01:14:11

told us to tell you the Jannah that

01:14:11--> 01:14:12

he promised you that's the Jannah he's given

01:14:12--> 01:14:15

you. The Jannah you are working for that's

01:14:15--> 01:14:16

the Jannah he has given you.

01:14:17--> 01:14:17

Subhanallah.

01:14:18--> 01:14:20

Okay. What's the next thing you think about?

01:14:20--> 01:14:21

Maybe you feel a bit

01:14:21--> 01:14:23

sad. I'm leaving my family.

01:14:25--> 01:14:26

In the dunya whenever we travel to a

01:14:26--> 01:14:28

new place sometimes you feel butterflies in your

01:14:28--> 01:14:30

stomach, it's natural. You go to a place,

01:14:30--> 01:14:32

maybe people scare you about this place,

01:14:33--> 01:14:35

You're on a charity mission, for example. You're

01:14:35--> 01:14:37

going to a place that doesn't have the

01:14:37--> 01:14:38

facilities and the amenities.

01:14:39--> 01:14:41

You have literally, you have butterflies in your

01:14:41--> 01:14:42

stomach. What do you do to deal with

01:14:42--> 01:14:43

those butterflies?

01:14:43--> 01:14:44

You call a friend,

01:14:45--> 01:14:45

a buddy,

01:14:46--> 01:14:48

call him up, right? Someone who doesn't have

01:14:48--> 01:14:50

a vision, who's just there, always available.

01:14:51--> 01:14:53

No, no, no. And you call someone up

01:14:53--> 01:14:54

you say brother

01:14:55--> 01:14:56

what are you doing? I say I'm doing

01:14:56--> 01:14:57

nothing

01:14:58--> 01:14:59

do you want a free holiday I'll pay

01:14:59--> 01:15:00

for you I'm going to this place come

01:15:00--> 01:15:01

with me he goes so if you're paying

01:15:01--> 01:15:02

why

01:15:03--> 01:15:04

not? So

01:15:06--> 01:15:08

what happens when he says yes? The butterflies

01:15:08--> 01:15:10

go away because now you're traveling together, isn't

01:15:10--> 01:15:11

it? And the prophet

01:15:12--> 01:15:14

told us, don't travel by yourself, travel in

01:15:14--> 01:15:16

pairs, travel in threes, and appoint an amir.

01:15:17--> 01:15:18

So from the guidance of the sharia,

01:15:20--> 01:15:22

the aim Allah doesn't want this person of

01:15:22--> 01:15:25

istiqama to feel any sadness. Allah tells the

01:15:25--> 01:15:27

angels to tell the dying person,

01:15:28--> 01:15:29

hayatidunyaawfilahirah.

01:15:30--> 01:15:32

We were your buddies, and helpers, and protectors

01:15:32--> 01:15:34

in the life of this world, and we

01:15:34--> 01:15:35

are traveling with you to the hereafter.

01:15:37--> 01:15:39

You just didn't know. You're going with your

01:15:39--> 01:15:40

buddies, you're not going alone.

01:15:41--> 01:15:42

And also,

01:15:44--> 01:15:46

in the world that we're taking you from,

01:15:46--> 01:15:49

you used to ask people for things and

01:15:49--> 01:15:50

I never used to give you. Where are

01:15:50--> 01:15:53

you going to? You just desire and Allah

01:15:53--> 01:15:54

will give you, you don't even have to

01:15:54--> 01:15:54

speak.

01:15:55--> 01:15:57

Just desire it in your heart and Allah

01:15:57--> 01:15:58

will give it to you.

01:15:59--> 01:16:01

But to how merciful Allah is, the human

01:16:01--> 01:16:03

being might be at that moment thinking wow

01:16:03--> 01:16:05

a perpetual life of just desiring, what if

01:16:05--> 01:16:07

my desires dry up?

01:16:07--> 01:16:09

What if my desires dry up? Allah

01:16:10--> 01:16:12

calms that fear for you as well. Walakumfiha

01:16:12--> 01:16:15

matat down. If your desires dry up, don't

01:16:15--> 01:16:17

worry, just speak and Allah will give you

01:16:17--> 01:16:17

a game.

01:16:18--> 01:16:20

Talk and Allah will give you again.

01:16:20--> 01:16:23

My brother and sister in Islam, this is

01:16:23--> 01:16:23

the prizes

01:16:25--> 01:16:26

for the people of istaqamah.

01:16:28--> 01:16:28

But guess

01:16:29--> 01:16:29

what? There's

01:16:31--> 01:16:33

more, and I only learned about there being

01:16:33--> 01:16:33

more

01:16:34--> 01:16:35

from the word after

01:16:36--> 01:16:36

this.

01:16:37--> 01:16:40

Allah went into detail angels coming down from

01:16:40--> 01:16:42

Jannah giving you the glad tidings. Don't be

01:16:42--> 01:16:45

afraid. Don't be sad. Allah has given you

01:16:45--> 01:16:47

the Jannah he promised you. We are your

01:16:47--> 01:16:49

buddies when we are traveling with you and

01:16:49--> 01:16:50

you're going to a place where you'll have

01:16:50--> 01:16:52

everything you desire and everything you ask for.

01:16:52--> 01:16:54

Then Allah says nuzula,

01:16:55--> 01:16:56

na ilaha illallah.

01:16:57--> 01:16:59

Honestly, you know, these are verses you need

01:16:59--> 01:17:01

to be sitting on a recliner with Moroccan

01:17:01--> 01:17:01

mint tea,

01:17:02--> 01:17:03

and you read them.

01:17:04--> 01:17:06

Honestly, it's just therapeutic

01:17:06--> 01:17:07

because

01:17:07--> 01:17:09

when I learned the word nuzula, it just

01:17:09--> 01:17:10

knocked me out.

01:17:13--> 01:17:14

You know what nuzul

01:17:14--> 01:17:16

is? Nuzul

01:17:16--> 01:17:19

is what we give someone who's traveled to

01:17:19--> 01:17:22

us from a long long long long

01:17:23--> 01:17:26

origin. They had traveled hours to get to

01:17:26--> 01:17:26

us.

01:17:28--> 01:17:30

They landed in Heathrow not Manchester after that

01:17:30--> 01:17:32

and then had to drive all the way

01:17:32--> 01:17:34

through the m six and all the traffic

01:17:34--> 01:17:35

that we see,

01:17:36--> 01:17:38

and they got to us tired, and they

01:17:38--> 01:17:40

finally got to our door, maybe just over

01:17:40--> 01:17:42

24 hours since they started their journey. We

01:17:42--> 01:17:44

opened the door to welcome them. Do we

01:17:44--> 01:17:46

take them and put them on the dining

01:17:46--> 01:17:47

table

01:17:47--> 01:17:48

straight away,

01:17:48--> 01:17:50

or do we take them and sit them

01:17:50--> 01:17:52

in our lounge first, and we give them

01:17:52--> 01:17:53

some tea,

01:17:54--> 01:17:54

some water,

01:17:55--> 01:17:56

some coffee,

01:17:56--> 01:17:57

some dates,

01:17:57--> 01:17:58

some biscuits,

01:17:58--> 01:18:01

some sweets, depending on your culture? What do

01:18:01--> 01:18:01

you do?

01:18:02--> 01:18:03

You consider bad manners who just take them

01:18:03--> 01:18:05

and put them on the on the banquet

01:18:05--> 01:18:08

table, let them catch their breath, freshen up,

01:18:08--> 01:18:09

right?

01:18:09--> 01:18:10

This is nuzul.

01:18:11--> 01:18:13

Nuzul refers to the welcoming,

01:18:13--> 01:18:14

the starter.

01:18:17--> 01:18:19

Allah is saying all these gifts we prepared

01:18:19--> 01:18:22

for the people of Istikamah when they die,

01:18:22--> 01:18:23

this is just the starter.

01:18:24--> 01:18:25

This is the nuzur.

01:18:26--> 01:18:28

What is the actual prize? Yeah. Allah, Allah

01:18:28--> 01:18:31

doesn't tell us. Allah says, I've told you

01:18:31--> 01:18:33

how good the starter is. You can go

01:18:33--> 01:18:34

imagine how great

01:18:34--> 01:18:36

the main prize is for the people of

01:18:36--> 01:18:36

Istikam.

01:18:38--> 01:18:39

Now as we sit here and go into

01:18:39--> 01:18:41

this 23rd night, and inshallah,

01:18:42--> 01:18:43

after this ayam, may it be laylatulqatr.

01:18:44--> 01:18:46

After we sat and learned this ayah together,

01:18:46--> 01:18:48

how what an honor it is that in

01:18:48--> 01:18:50

the month of our Quran, and in one

01:18:50--> 01:18:52

of the nights that the Quran was revealed,

01:18:52--> 01:18:54

we can celebrate the Quran with this verse

01:18:54--> 01:18:54

in Surah Fussilat.

01:18:57--> 01:18:58

If it's if it's labeled to Qadr, may

01:18:58--> 01:18:59

Allah make us some those who witness it,

01:18:59--> 01:19:00

Ameen.

01:19:02--> 01:19:03

As we sit and study this verse, and

01:19:03--> 01:19:05

you have, I'm sure this thought in your

01:19:05--> 01:19:07

mind, I had this thought as well.

01:19:07--> 01:19:10

Who can die this death, You Allah? Subhanallah.

01:19:11--> 01:19:13

Hey Allah, can I die this death? This

01:19:13--> 01:19:14

death has to be the death of the

01:19:14--> 01:19:16

Ambia alaihi musalat wa salam.

01:19:17--> 01:19:18

That this death

01:19:19--> 01:19:20

has to be the death of the Ambiya

01:19:20--> 01:19:23

alihmus salatwala. I don't think I could die

01:19:23--> 01:19:24

this death, You Allah.

01:19:24--> 01:19:26

You Allah, give me a sign. Teach me,

01:19:26--> 01:19:27

You Allah.

01:19:27--> 01:19:29

Can I die this death?

01:19:29--> 01:19:31

And the wrong and short, my dear brother

01:19:31--> 01:19:33

and sister in Islam, in the very same

01:19:33--> 01:19:35

verse, Allah teaches us that we can die

01:19:35--> 01:19:36

this death.

01:19:36--> 01:19:38

You know where I found it in?

01:19:38--> 01:19:39

In the same verse.

01:19:40--> 01:19:42

In the words after Nuzul, what does Allah

01:19:42--> 01:19:43

say? Nuzulahamin

01:19:48--> 01:19:50

A welcoming, Allah could have said, a welcoming

01:19:50--> 01:19:53

from the Lord of the worlds. A welcoming

01:19:53--> 01:19:55

from the all wise.

01:19:55--> 01:19:56

A welcoming

01:19:56--> 01:19:58

from the one who is upon all able.

01:19:58--> 01:20:00

But Allah doesn't say this. He says a

01:20:00--> 01:20:03

welcoming from the most forgiving, the most merciful.

01:20:04--> 01:20:05

Subhanallah.

01:20:06--> 01:20:08

Why are you Allah the most forgiving, the

01:20:08--> 01:20:10

most merciful? To teach you and me, the

01:20:10--> 01:20:12

read of the Quran, that the people who

01:20:12--> 01:20:14

died this death were people like us.

01:20:15--> 01:20:16

We had good days, and when we had

01:20:16--> 01:20:19

good days, we thanked Allah for them. And

01:20:19--> 01:20:20

then we had bad days, and when we

01:20:20--> 01:20:22

had bad days we turned to Allah and

01:20:22--> 01:20:23

we said, you Allah forgive us for the

01:20:23--> 01:20:24

bad day that we've had and help us

01:20:24--> 01:20:25

tomorrow, you Allah.

01:20:27--> 01:20:28

This is Istikuma

01:20:28--> 01:20:31

that you try your best, but when you

01:20:31--> 01:20:32

sleep, you don't sleep like you had a

01:20:32--> 01:20:33

good day.

01:20:33--> 01:20:35

You make sure before you sleep, you turn

01:20:35--> 01:20:37

to Allah and you engage him sincerely

01:20:37--> 01:20:39

and you show Allah that you know you

01:20:39--> 01:20:40

had a bad day with him

01:20:41--> 01:20:43

with regards to his laws, with regards to

01:20:43--> 01:20:46

his mission, with regards to his instruction, and

01:20:46--> 01:20:48

you seek forgiveness, but you don't go to

01:20:48--> 01:20:50

sleep in a state of loss and depression.

01:20:50--> 01:20:53

You seek forgiveness and sleep with hope that

01:20:53--> 01:20:55

tomorrow, insha Allah, I will chase the ideals

01:20:55--> 01:20:57

that Allah has revealed in a better way,

01:20:57--> 01:20:59

insha Allah. This is the way of Istikamah,

01:20:59--> 01:21:01

my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, and

01:21:01--> 01:21:03

this is the rewards for the people of

01:21:03--> 01:21:03

Istikamah.

01:21:04--> 01:21:07

Every day, a lifelong worth of effort, but

01:21:07--> 01:21:08

the reward

01:21:08--> 01:21:10

is not proportionate to the effort.

01:21:10--> 01:21:13

It's greater than the effort. May Allah subhanahu

01:21:13--> 01:21:14

wa ta'ala make us from the people of

01:21:14--> 01:21:16

Istikamah and the people of Surah Fussilat and

01:21:16--> 01:21:19

Surah Ghafir and Surah Zumar. The Zumar, the

01:21:19--> 01:21:21

groups that will be driven to Jannah.

01:21:22--> 01:21:25

Jannah driven with the letter wow, aameen, You

01:21:25--> 01:21:25

Rabbilahalameen.

01:21:26--> 01:21:27

My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, may

01:21:28--> 01:21:30

Allah forgive our past, inspire our futures, reward

01:21:30--> 01:21:32

you all for your patience sitting. Abullahi, I

01:21:32--> 01:21:33

knew I know we went longer because the

01:21:33--> 01:21:34

tafsir,

01:21:34--> 01:21:37

happened after a fundraiser as well, but it's

01:21:37--> 01:21:40

all good. These are moments of Allah on

01:21:40--> 01:21:42

earth and moments with Allah on earth.

01:21:45--> 01:21:46

May Allah bring these moments to us in

01:21:46--> 01:21:48

a recurring matter, that perhaps one day we

01:21:48--> 01:21:50

will meet in Jannah, and we will say,

01:21:50--> 01:21:53

masha Allah, brother, Allahu Akbar, you made it,

01:21:53--> 01:21:55

we made it, Masha'allah.

01:21:55--> 01:21:57

What brought you here? And he might say,

01:21:57--> 01:21:59

You know what, subhanAllah, it was that one

01:21:59--> 01:22:01

sitting in the dunya, 23rd night of Ramadan.

01:22:02--> 01:22:04

14:45 after the hijrah of the prophet sallallahu

01:22:04--> 01:22:06

alaihi wasallam. We learned from the Quran, and

01:22:06--> 01:22:09

the barakah of that session changed my life,

01:22:09--> 01:22:11

changed our lives, and Allah brought us together

01:22:11--> 01:22:14

maybe, and it will absolutely be worth it.

01:22:14--> 01:22:14

May Allah

01:22:15--> 01:22:18

grant us latest al Qadr, accept our Ramadan.

01:22:18--> 01:22:19

Make us from the family of Al Quran.

01:22:19--> 01:22:20

Allah.

01:22:19--> 01:22:20

Allah.