Stories of Al Kahf #10 – The Savior Part 2
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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh they're expecting yes or no home. I hope you're all doing well. Insha Allah Allah, Allah would like to welcome you to the final episode of the stories from alkaff. And we have here with us Shekar Sajid Omar. salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah ricotta who said our How to lie over to Hollywood and allow each article avec. It saddens me to say that this is unfortunately our last episode. But inshallah we'll be able to cover a lot the bittersweet moment now, always sweet because you say Subhan Allah, Allah has blessed us to go through this journey. But it's better because you know, it's coming to an end but hamdulillah we, Allah taught us to have good
hope in Him and
have good hope inshallah. Allah has accepted from us in sha Allah and we'll see this in the hereafter had long lived except from us and our our view of Sami
so we've covered a lot hamdulillah we've derived many benefits from what you've discussed, we've gone through the story of
the Seven Seven Sleepers Yes, that's it, the Seven Sleepers then on to the two men in the gardens that went on to leading us to the two giants of Musa and credit, and finally finishing up on the just ruler. And now we're being bought Karenina. Now we're just looking at the first 10 and the last one is
left because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, Whoever
is diligent with the first 10 and the last one, there'll be protected from the jack. I think in our last episode, we managed to cover up to iron number seven, or we started our discussion
discussing it number seven, yes, perhaps we can just take it from the ancient. So the estates surely we have made whatever is on the earth, an embellishment for it, so that we may try them as to which of them is best in its works? Yes, this in this particular I Allah subhanho wa Taala
is saying basically, that
those who live with this life, they are
or they yardstick for success is made his financial standing and material well being. Right. It's not the pleasure of God Almighty.
And God Almighty saying that, look, everything on earth is going to come to an end everything exists with an expiration date. And everything that exists is temporary. It has an attraction, but it's a temporary attraction. It's just the type of zero is just the beautification of this temporary earth with beautified the temporary earth with temporary things, and it's going to tend to test that sort of thing. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is also saying, teaching us here.
You know, the purpose of all this Zina all this temporary beauty, all this attraction, you know, the bling bling as some of the youth say.
And Allah says it's a test, it's there to test us to test us. But Allah subhanho wa Taala interesting, interestingly says,
certain What am I? Right? That's what he says in the right. What does Allah say? No, no, no, he says, no armor allows us to test us and make manifest, which one of us is best? Indeed, Allah doesn't say
he doesn't say most Indeed, he says best indeed, teaching us that we're here to worship God Almighty, in every way possible. And God Almighty judges US based on quality, quality, not necessarily quantity, quantity, they can be a lot of useless quantity. But it's not gonna matter. It's about quality. And even in the stories in Surah, alkaff, there's a much longer narrative to it. But Allah shares with us not that not as a surah known for its quantity. But as soon or the story known for its quantity, or the narrative known for its quantity, but rather a narrative known for the quality commercials as the most the points of quality need meaning quality in the realm of the
context that is being revealed to and the people receiving it, and the context in play at the time, and so on and so forth. And it's just an example, the same thing should apply to us, that it's all about quality. It's not about quantity, it's about reading. Half of Jews of the Quran properly than one Jews with, you know, with no concentration are true to Jews with low concentration, etc. So this is an interesting idea that that we learn from this that look, number one, this life's not going to last forever. Number two, this life is a test and it's a test about which one of us is best in deeds. Because at the end of the day, everything is going to come to an end. And you're going to
return to court Almighty and he's going to question you about what you did on
Pamela. Now I'm moving on to the next aisle number eight, and most surely we will make What is it?
It background without herbage Yeah, which is what I like saying that everything will tend to dust. It's temporary gratification, all this bling bling that you see and all these things that excite you, it's not going to last. This world is a world that gives you one day and the next day is against you, it's for you one day, it's against you the next day, it gives you happiness one day, it gives you sadness The other day, it just how it is, right.
That's, that's, that's the nature of this life. Like he doesn't any. And hirelateral shiana what he wrote in our head, it doesn't it doesn't move upon one setting. It's not a static existence, this life. It doesn't, you know, live in a static route, it's dynamic to change, it's always changing. You know, you're on top one day, you're not on top the next day, you know what I'm saying?
I think that directly links with the weekly audit point that you made exactly the weekly audit, and so on and so forth. Definitely. So that's basically a great
insight that the IEA gives us and remember we saying that the first 10 and the last will protect us on the journey. No doubt the whole of Surah Al calf, protects us from the Antichrist, but not just by reading it by understanding it because if a person lives his or her life with quality deeds, with understanding that all this money I have and all the success I have, it should be in my hands, not in my heart. Allah should only be in my heart, what's going to happen when you see that the gel and the gel brings all brings, you know, wealth and brings abundance gives you gives you a garden luscious gardens with the will of Allah, Allah, what's going to happen. If it's if all this worldly
life is in your hands on in your heart, you won't be deceived by it, and you won't lose a lot at the biggest trial and tribulation that will come. Does that make sense? And so we said it protects you. It's the Savior from the Antichrist, but not by just reading it or just memorizing it. But by reading it, memorizing it, understanding it and putting it into practice walking, that walk, walking the talk, whatever you want to call it. That's what it's about. Right?
implementing. And then with that, that brings us to the end of the first test, because when we started discussing the story of the people of the cave, we started on iron number nine. And that was how Bella Cathy or Rafi can mean it now our job. So perhaps we can we can transfer over to the last session, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam also told us that whoever reads the last 10 when it will be protection from the hellfire. And what's interesting is, in some way or form the last time it's connected to the first time you know all the meanings we've taken thus far from the from the last 10 we see it
in the first 10 sorry, in the first step ups, I'm getting mixed up the lessons we took in the first time, we actually will see it in the last let's let's go very quickly. What does Allah subhana wa Tada. So okay, inshallah chef, I want to start from I 99 Yes, that's fine.
And on that day, we will leave a part of them in conflict with one another, and the Trumpet will be blown. So we will gather them all together. And we will bring forth hell expose to view on that day before the unbelievers they whose eyes are under a cover from my reminder, and they could not even here, right so you've read the three iron? Yeah, yeah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us the reality of those who fail the exam of life. Right? So Allah subhanho wa Taala in the first 10 verses, towards the end, what did we What did we say? Allah says he created all the all these matters on earth to test us and make manifest which one of us is best in good deeds, deeds best in
deeds, write best in deeds. So now when we get to the end, what you see the connection, Allah is telling us that those who are the worst in deeds, and this is what will happen to them, they will be in conflict, and the day of judgment will consume them in an evil way, and then they will face the torment of the hereafter. What does Allah say about them after that? What do then those who disbelieve, think that they can take my servants to be guardians besides me? Surely we have prepared health for the entertainment of the unbelievers. Yes. So here, Allah subhanho wa Taala is going delving into the punishment of those who say that God Almighty has a son, God Almighty, as a child,
and those who practice idolatry. This is at the end of the surah. What does Allah say at the beginning of the surah, Allah discusses this, that the Prophet has come as a warning to those who say what are those who say that Allah has taken or
larina, polluted Allah?
You see the connection. So why are you saying that those who say that, and die upon that, when this is the recompense, you see how the beginning is connected to the end? What is the last year after that? Say, shall we inform me of the greatest losers in their deeds? These are they whose labor is lost in this world's life, and they think that they are well versed in skill of the work of hands, or this is a this is a powerful AI, and all the ayat of the Quran about what is Allah telling us here? Allah is telling us a reality that some people they act and act and act and act and act and they think they upon guidance, but they're not upon guide
They think they know but they don't know. Right? And they think they're doing a good deed. They think they're going to end up in salvation.
sooner, sooner they think that we're doing a good thing. What does Allah say about the repeat for them Allah? What does it what is the translation? These are they these are very displeased in the communications of their Lord and it's his meeting. So their deeds become now and this is what happens that they have done these deeds but these deeds are nullified and void because the condition for the deed being accepted is belief in one Allah and Bill accepting the prophecy of Mohammed Salah
This is very this is this is a wake up call. And this is the idea that teaches us about the thinking day we discussed in the last episode and about the color of the cave the metaphorical cave we should have for ourselves. Because if we are not going to judge ourselves and what what if it is the case that we are doing stuff in life things in life activities in life? And we think you know what, this is amazing. I'm gonna get paradise because of this. And you don't audit yourself and you don't think about it. Allah protect us and you get to Allah subhanho wa Taala and you find nothing your deeds are null and void because yes you did all these so called good things but you didn't do it for the
sake of God Almighty right? So for those who don't believe in God Almighty This is a mighty wake up call and this is a wake up call for those who believe in God Almighty that revise yourself and make sure your actions are for the sake of Allah. are we sitting here right now? Why are we here? Are we here to get exposure on TV? That you know TV make you famous out here for name are we here for fame? What are we here for? Because if that is the case, then we fall under the implication of this verse. So we think we're doing a good thing and we'll go to Allah and say, yeah Allah we sat down
we will go to Allah and we will see Allah we sat down and we discuss how to calf over so many episodes and so much time we spent together doing this and obviously you did that but you didn't do it for me. Protect us and
protect us so this idea is a wake up call and I think we should call for a break and catch our breaths after eating because a lot of staff that May Allah forgive us I mean I mean May Allah protect us and keep us away from the system in sha Allah tala would like to see all of you at home inshallah with us after the break, inshallah to Allah Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu dear respected guests. I hope you're still with us after the break in sha Allah. And we would like to carry on with the topic with the chef Sajid Ahmed in sha Allah tala. So we left off chef on iron number 105 which talks about those who committed you know, did deeds, thinking about their righteous and being accepted, but indeed, nullified Subhan Allah, Allah protect me protect me. What does Allah subhana wa see next? In Ayah number 106, Allah subhanaw taala states thus it is that their recompense is held, because they disbelieve and held my communications and my apostles in mockery. Allah homestand Yes, this is when you
reject the messenger, and you reject the message and you make fun of the messenger and you make fun of the message. And this can only be the recompense and allies discussing these punishments in light of what Allah told us at the beginning, that the message has come to give glad tidings for those who believe and I will severe warning, right, so the warning is the alpha and now this is an expansion on that warning. This is the connection between the first in the last step please go ahead and
surely as for those who believe and do good deeds, their place of entertainment shall be the gardens of Paradise, abiding therein. They shall not desire removal from them. Allahu Akbar, may Allah grant us paradise. Now, at the beginning of surah two Caf Allah says that the messenger comes to give you glad tidings of a great price for those who do believe this is an explanation of that price is a connection. As I said, at the end of the surah is wrapping up what the surah started with, it's taking us to the beginning in a more explained way, go ahead.
say if they see what ink for the words of my Lord, they see what surely be consumed before the words of my Lord unexhausted though we were to bring the lack of that see to add, yes, yeah. So at the beginning of the surah, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us
that Allah is the one who revealed this book to his life. These are the words of Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us here, how vast his words are. Right? So Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying here that if you take the seven oceans and you turn them into ink, you add another seven oceans ink to that. And then you take all the trees on the face of this earth, and you turn it into pants.
And let's say you get all of mankind all of jeans.
Find all the angels all of everything to take up these pens and start dipping it in this in this ink and writing the words of Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying that the ink will get finished, the pens will get finished mankind will get finished Jin Chi will get finished angels will get finished everything will get finished in the words of Allah will still remain. This is how vast his words are. So this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us here and remember the opening of the of the surah Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about Alhamdulillah Allah De Anza Allah Allah Abdi Allah keytab, right? This book is the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala and you see the connection to the end of the surah right so Allah subhanho wa Taala is highlighting the words of Allah subhana wa teleserye that I okay, what does
Allah say? They say if they see what ink for the words of my Lord, the sea would surely be consumed before the words of my Lord, I exhausted though we were, we were to bring that like have that seat to add. So let's talk about having another seat added to that. It's the same explanation. That's basically what it is what I said. And then what does Allah say after that? This is the final idea. Say I am only a mortal like you. It is revealed to me that your God is one Allah, therefore whoever hopes to meet his Lord, he should do good deeds, or not join anyone in the service of his Lord. Yes. So this is the end of surah Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala is revealing to the messenger to
highlight to his people and highlight to the oma that he is nothing but a human is a human being. He's not an angel. He's not an alien. He's a human being. But he's a human being that receives revelation. And if we go back to why Soraka was revealed about this Quraysh going to the Jewish settlers in the region, and saying, Give us some some, some tips so we can derail the his message and derail his prophecy, right? He's telling them, I'm from you, you know, the power has gone into your head, the wealth has gone into your head is blinding you from recognizing the truth, I am from you. Right. And I only want you to salvation, I only want you to Savior. And I especially that God
Almighty reveals to me. And the criterion is redirecting from encana, whoever you're whoever desires is real to me. Therefore, whoever hopes to meet his Lord, he should do good deeds, he should do good deeds forever hopes to meet his God meaning whoever desires success in the hereafter. Right? And meet Allah subhanho wa Taala. Based on the glad tidings that the messenger has brought, and not the warning, then he should do good deeds. And here. There's an amazing connection to the beginning, because the beginning of the surah is speaking about a man. Right, and at the end, we have a statement of emotion. But here there's an elaboration that it's about Eman and doing good deeds.
It's about doing good deeds. You can't just say I have a man I have a man I believe a brother was up it says in my heart brother
says here, brother. How did the guys talk? You know? So you don't judge me? You don't know what's in your heart. You know what's on your face? Right? But I mean, that's what happens. You know, every everything's in is in everybody's heart. No, it's about acting, walking the walk talking the talk. It's about doing good deeds, right? Because he man mandates doing good deeds, belief mandates, action. And when we go to another surah in the Quran, which is Surah, to Lhasa, which the scholar say it's a surah of survival. So even a surah of success. They call it the surah of survival. Right? You know, you got to think about it as a person who is in a strong current, and that current is
taking him over the cliff. But as he's losing hope he sees a twig.
And he say, he sees that as his hope of survival, not just success. But to save myself. They say this is sort of laughs because Allah says while also he takes up an old fight by time, but not just time. By time that remains by time which is running out. In the Arabic language, we say I'll say this juice, right? Why do we call it juice because it's what's left over after you squeeze the fruit. Right? So it also refers to the time that remains whatever is left over. It's the remainder of something Allah says in the insanity host, that indeed all of mankind is drowning is immersed in loss. Yes, except those who believe and do good deeds, and observe that
they invite towards good and they prevent evil. Right? And they observe patients.
Now somebody might say, hold on a second, you know, why does Allah say observe patients because patients is a good deed? Why does Allah say to thou that always a good deed? Why does Allah say do good deeds when good deeds is from a man? A man mandates good deeds? What does it Allah say, except those who believe I'm telling it to the NDF because Allah says foliar malerman aside from uncanny out of Judea, karabi, fully armored armored inside the head, somebody might say, Okay, I'll
Law says whoever wants to meet his Lord in a blessed state let him do good deeds. Allah doesn't say we need to believe in Allah here. Yeah, I don't know. No, no, the Quran explains the Quran, the beginning of the surah is attached to the end, the end experience the beginning, the beginning, explains the end, right Allah subhanho wa Taala at the beginning of the surah is highlighting not to follow the way of your forefathers which is which is this belief you have to believe and that belief mandates good action. And just to come back to sort of Rasul Allah is highlighting these four aspects Why? Because without patience, you can't have doubt in fighting towards good and preventing
evil needs patience. What does moose moose in the calendar study? armeria sobre patients, patients patients, that if you want success, you got to be patient. So if you want to invite to Allah, you have to be patient. And if you invite to Allah, you'll have good deeds. And if you have good deeds, we'll have a man so it's all connected without patience. There's no doubt without our there's no good deeds without good deeds. There's no human
panela right. So it's connected maybe in a future series we can sit down and talk about sort of the amazing mind blowing over and all the sources of Parana. So this is the connection that Allah is not mentioning amen because now it's established by default from the from the first word of the surah until now this is an established fact. Right so do what Eman mandates which is good deeds for the armored ambulance. Wallah Go ahead.
When are you Shrek and he should not be that he cannot be read for us the translation not join anyone in the service of his Lord. So this is this is no hate. No, this is the hate monotheism monolith he has a belief in what Allah believe in the message of the messenger that tells you to believe in one Allah don't see Allah as children, don't associate partners unto Allah subhanho wa Taala, which is, which is the fundamental message at the beginning and the beginning along with it and teaches us why the surah is the Savior, the Savior from the jar because the surah is a sort of perspective. It's the weekly training you read once a week, it's the weekly training. It's the
weekly audit. It's the weekly reading for revival and empowerment. Right. And it is the perspective that will get you to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala on the day of pm once Allah is pleased with you, right, there's always saying it at the end, it's the end of the it's like it's a conclusion to the manual, that you want me to love properly take heed of what we've said in this. The surah is a sort of perspective, it tells you how to be with power, it tells you how to be with wealth, it tells you how to be with knowledge, it tells you how to be with resources, look after these things, and use it in a way that Allah subhanho wa Taala has directed you to use it in
or you know, meaning use these things correctly. And you will meet Allah subhanho wa Taala happier and protect yourself from the warning and the punishment in the hereafter. So this is the four stories of Surah Al calf, and the reasons why it from its names is the Savior hamdulillah I mean, it's very important that, you know you discussed all of the main benefits through the stories that we can derive and then link them all together somehow is amazing how the Quran allows those who ponder upon it and look into it to be able to extract certain benefits from it. So panel share, could you just go over the Hadith that talks about the protection against the job when it comes to
the first 10? Or the last 10? Is it with the memorization just to remind the viewers at home? Yeah, we discussed this, I think in the first episode and just as a recap, the there's two durations in Sahih Muslim, which
rate it was by Abu Dhabi, Allah who aren't there to the best of my memory. In one he says, Whoever memo
whoever recites the first 10 of surah to calf will be saved from the job and then everyone, whoever memorizes the last 10 will be saved from the job. So is it a case of the first 10 or the last 10? Is it enough to read or do we have to memorize and as we said, that it is about the first 10 in the last 10 to be safe, and obviously the whole surah to be safer. And it's not just about reading of memorizing as a symbol. It's about implementation. Islam is about knowledge plus action, if you read it, but don't practice it, or memorize it, but don't practice it. When the gel appears, how will you be saved, you will recognize this the gel as an enemy because you haven't understood anything you've
read. The story is all about highlighting for us, as you said perspective, teaching us our enemies in life. So when that the gel appears, you'll be saved from the digital how that you won't fall into his trap because you see your enemy because your whole life you've been learning about this enemy, about learning how to recognize this enemy. It's not just about how will he look with the one eye and how will the one eye be and so on and so forth. You got to recognize traits, right? And this surah is all about keeping the world in your hands and not in your house. right because it's all about this life and how we
To be in this world, if you have everything in your hand is disposable, but the moment you put it in your heart, it's going to change your values. It's going to change your attitudes and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala is protection. I mean, I mean, I mean, does that come along here? No, Jeff, I mean, I've definitely benefited so much from the short time that we have every week to discuss the certain benefits that we can derive from sorry, benefited as well, one law he would lay with a lie and perhaps more than you will lie, nothing I've said is from me, maybe some reflections. But you know, what I what I share is what the Giants before our scholars have contemplated and recorded
in history for us to benefit from as well. And maybe it will make the show something that will remain and people in the future will listen to and share also what we've shared together
shall mean and reward you as well. And our viewers and our brothers and sisters that in my channel and I'm really honored for the opportunity and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept from us all and the blessings with further opportunities in China. I mean, hamdulillah and with that note I'd like to send Salaam to those at home watching with us for this week and the previous weeks as well at hamdulillah. I hope that you benefited as much as we benefited from these previous weeks. I mean, you can always look back on these videos when they get uploaded in sha Allah and recap on things that you might have forgotten or not looked at in the previous weeks on hamdulillah does come along
later on for joining us on this journey and it saddens me to say that has come to an end. I would like to thank all of you at home and especially thank the shed here with our chef Sajid Omar Al Hamdulillah. And I would like to send my celebrity Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh