Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
Series: Sajid Ahmed Umar - Surah Yusuf
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa sallim ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira Allah Medina Ummah back, dear listeners Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakato. It gives me great pleasure to be with you once again, today is Monday, the 14th of August 2006. Yesterday, we covered the important lessons that we learned from the surah was use of adding salatu salam was in the prison, the important lessons for those who invite towards Allah subhanho wa Taala important lessons for parents important lessons for teachers or those who find themselves in a position of authority. And we spoke about the
important ways that you do that or that you should, you know, be sure to the point you should invite to that which is the most important to tawheed obviously, for those who are inviting towards Allah subhanho wa Taala and the different methodologies that you can use the different ways to draw those that you are speaking to into you. We did say at the beginning and I'll say it again. So the use of is nothing but a madressa a school in itself a lesson for a believer in every walk of his or her life. Now before continuing today. You know, there's a hadith program that is done every morning after fudger and the Hadith that we mentioned and I thought I shared it with you a beautiful Hadith
narrated by even our best Allah who I'm speaking to him at the masjid this morning and saying that he tells us a teaching of Rasulullah sallallahu I think he was setting them whereby
whereby Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said out about women or men or are you gonna forget
that there's four things that if Allah subhanho wa Taala granted to a person then Allah subhanho wa Taala has without doubt granted this person the best things of this world and they are BARROWMAN or Viola. sakakawea Hira, dunya Allah, if Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses this person with these four things that Allah has given him the best of this world and the hereafter. So what are these four things are sort of lots of Allahu alayhi wa sallam says the first thing is listen on vacuum. And the second thing is what balloon shakin And the third thing is, we're better known as El ballet.
And the last thing is, was origin letter V honan. VFC. hawala, many. So much of the loss of a lot of us in them says the four things is firstly, a tongue that is moist with the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. A tongue that always remembers Allah subhana wa Tada. And without doubt a person who always thinks of good thinking of Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't have time to enter the evil avenue of backbiting of telling lies of speaking in a vulgar manner and all that which is disliked to Allah subhanho wa Tada. Then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says wacol been shocking and a heart that is thankful. A heart that is thankful is a heart that always recognizes the blessings
of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And remember from Surah Yusuf he was saying how he said well I can see like Quran that most people do not think Allah subhanho wa Taala and when did he say this? He said this after telling the two inmates of his belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala that he doesn't associate partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So he is thankful to Allah subhana wa Taala for the fact that our last panel has guided him. And also the same applies to us that we should have a heart that is thankful firstly of the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us that we are from the followers of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and if we are guided followers of Rasulullah
sallallahu alayhi wasallam we need to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala even more and we need to thank him for the bounties and blessings that he has declared over us and granted us in the good homes we live in the good families we come from the children that we have the financial standing and material well being that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us good health, you know free time, all these blessings that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us we should not take it for granted. We should think Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah and Allah Subhana Allah Allah says Allah insha Allah as you know, that if you think Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah is that he will gentle will increase for you His bounty,
then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said well balloon, lol Bella is a body that is patient in times of difficulty. In times when Allah subhanho wa Taala is testing it, you this body is patient, it understands that he or she is a slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is part of life. I have to be patient. They understand the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whereby he said that he believes if Allah subhanaw taala grants him he thinks Allah subhanho wa Taala or she thinks Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhana wa Taala or by thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala
This is good for them. And also, if Allah subhanho wa Taala tests this person, then this person, he or she is patient is patient in that which Allah subhanho wa Taala is testing them with. And as a result that is also good for them. So when it comes to them, they think and it's good for them and when a leftist them they are patient and it is also good for them. So a body that is patient in times of difficulty accepting all what Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees upon us, then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ends it and says, a wife, who is honest or is trustworthy in herself, and in her ability to deal with his finances, meaning the husband's finance that she doesn't cheat
him. She is not deceiving. She doesn't have this quality of one who is deceptive and of being a person who cheats. So she is honest in herself in that she's loyal to her husband and that she is honest and loyal in the husband's belonging, and it is not rocket science. We don't need a lot of speech in making one understand the importance of having a pious wife Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said adunni akula mata, so had Allah that the world is full of metal, meaning things which are just there to enjoy.
Metallica and the best of all things that you can enjoy are the best of all the things that this dunya has to offer, is a pious wife, a soldier to suddenly have a wife who is pious. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala, to grant us the acceptance or to grant us the understanding of this hadith and accept us to be from amongst those who he reveal who He grants to us, the best of all things that he can give us in this world and they are after a tank which is moist with the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala a heart which is thankful a body which is patient with Allah subhanho wa Taala tested and a wife who is honest in herself, and in her husband's belongings May Allah subhanho wa
Taala accept and grant us this near Ma and these blessings and we also ask Allah subhana wa times to make us thankful for when he does grant us these neoma and these bounties and blessings. Moving on with the Tafseer yesterday, again, we stopped at an important aspect of the surah where we said this ayah we can take a lot of lessons from an infected Allah after I've spoken a lot about it. Before going into that we spoke about Yusuf alayhi salatu salam inviting these people to the heat.
Did these to accept his message? This is the question that is put out, did they actually accept the message of Yusuf alayhi salaatu wa sallam that okay, we've heard what you have to say you are a honest man, you are a learned person, you this person who is a contributor to this, to me to the environment that you are in, we've seen good in you, you have invited us to this thing to this aspect of the heat and believing in the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala did they accept his message? We don't know Allah subhanho wa Taala didn't tell us but I'm mentioning this to teach us and we learn from this, that our responsibility is not to convince the people.
Well, let me not use the word convinced not to force the people into guidance. That's not our responsibility. We can't make somebody practicing and make somebody not practicing that is from the guidance that Allah subhanho wa Taala grants upon a person, our or the duty that we have to fulfill is actually passing on the message. So this is a lesson that we are taught that whether the person accepts the message or whether they don't accept it that is not in your hands so and invited towards Allah subhanho wa Taala should never feel disappointed and depressed and in a state of low optimism when he or she carries on inviting towards Allah subhanho wa Taala and nobody listens and accepts
the message. And Allah subhanho wa Taala confirms this for us when he said in mechelen Tajima when I came to LA yada yada that you will not guide anybody that you wish but Allah subhana wa Taala guides those who he wishes. So our responsibility is to pass out the message to get the message across make sure that our neighbor is invited towards the heat if he's not a Muslim, our clients at work are invited towards to heat if they are not Muslims, those who work underneath us are invited towards the heat. So the job responsibility what is necessary upon us to do and to carry out is done on the day of gamma these people don't stand in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala and say, yeah, Allah, I
lived so many years next to this Muslim person, this person who believed in your oneness, but not one day did he or she ever invite me towards you? And what situation will we be in? If we accused of such an accusation on the day of Guillermo May Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on us and May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us so our duty is to pass on the message and yesterday we spoke of different ways we can use. I don't want to repeat it, but we
ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the understanding and to make it easy for us.
After that, Allah subhanho wa Taala says wacol and ladies
and gentlemen houmas, cornea and Arabic and sir Who shavon with the Krabi, Salah betta fish, Sydney Beatrice in that Yusuf alayhi salatu salam said to the one who he knew would go free mentioned me before your master, tell the king about me that you met me and you and who I am and the things that I've taught you. But shavon made this person forget to tell the king of Yusuf alayhi salaatu wa sallam. And as a result, use of alayhi salaatu wa Salaam spent several more years in the prison. Now we learn from this a few lessons. First and foremost, I want to speak on the aspect of Dunlap in case there are those outside who actually are studying the Arabic language, when in normal
circumstances is translated as thought a person who fought something is not sure a person who is not sure his thinking. But in this circumstance and in the Arabic language, can also be used to denote yaqeen meaning when you are sure when you know something, so when in context can be used to denote someone who's thinking and in context can be used to denote somebody who knows. And in this context, one here means the person who use of Alinea. So that was a new was going out the prison. So this is a bit of benefit for those who are actually studying the Arabic language. So obviously Yusuf alayhi salatu salam knew this person was going to get out because Allah subhanho wa Taala taught him the
interpretation of dreams and taught him Prophethood and was revealing to him so use of it salatu salam never knew the unseen except with the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala which Allah subhanho wa Taala taught him so use about a salatu salam knew this person was going out he said, Listen, remember me to your master and shaytaan made this person forget. Now before moving on.
Yusuf Alayhi salat wa salam asking this person for help that listen, remember, meet your master, is this allowed or not allowed? This is a question which somebody may ask that why isn't he asking Allah subhanho wa Taala since he is or he was always taking guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala Why is he telling this person that he listened helped me out here when you get out there tell your king about me. So we learn from this the permissibility and doing so this falls under the category of above and I did discuss it the other day that you use all those means that Allah subhanho wa Taala has made available to you. You use as a means that which Allah subhana wa Taala made a means
then you put your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala just as a person locks his home switches on the alarm system, informed the neighbors that he's leaving, make sure they look out for his home and then he puts his trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala so he uses all the means that Allah subhana wa tada has made available to him instead of just leaving the house open, not switching on the alarm system, not informing anybody who's going and then saying you know what, if Allah subhanaw taala once the house will be broken into and if Allah subhanaw taala doesn't want then no one will break into my house. Allah subhanho wa Taala does what he wants he questions no one questions him however
it is from tawheed Allah as well as from the aspect of the hidden your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala that you do all those things that you are capable of doing that Allah subhana wa tada has made a means for you. And then you place your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So shavon here made this person forget. And just as a recap, so what Yusuf alayhi salatu salam did was totally correct and if you listen for us, it is from Allah, as verb, which is using as a means which Allah subhana wa Taala has made a means this is from the completeness of the heat. So Yusuf alayhi salatu wa sallam was in no error seeking assistance from somebody that Allah subhanho wa Taala made a means of assistance, and Allah subhana wa knows best. So shaytan here made Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that shavon here made this person forget. And as a result, use of La salatu salam spent so many more years in the prison. And without doubt, mankind is weak and mankind
can forget Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us in this life, that shape on is a cause for somebody forgetting shavon can be a cause for somebody actually being forgetful. Japan has the ability to make someone forget and that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala out of his mercy on the loss of Allah Allah He will sell him doesn't punish us and hold us responsible for that which we have forgotten or for any mistakes that we have made. In sonoda. Mankind is created weak so we are prone to making mistakes. That's the first thing and the second thing is we are prone to forgetting Allah subhanho wa Taala out of His Divine Mercy does not take from the son of Adam, that which he has forgotten
That which he has made a mistake in and that's why in the Quran Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us to say a banana to a kidney in nesina, aka, Allah don't hold us responsible for that which we forgot. And that which we may have made a mistake in. And in a hadith of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, roofie, Armijo Madhava when we see and that Allah subhanho wa Taala has lifted from the oma Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the aspect of them forgetting and of them making mistakes, not that they won't forget, and they won't make mistakes, but he's lifted from them the aspect of meaning that Allah subhanho wa Taala will not hold responsible, those who forgets and
those who actually make mistakes. Now, in another part of the power of the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us the aspect of shavon making somebody forget, or shavon being a means of somebody forgetting and this is in Surah, Allah way, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions to us the aspect of use of alpha sorry, of Musashi salatu salam, when he went out to look for hidden samosa, la salatu salam goes out to look for him to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala said is a person who is more knowledgeable than you, or a person who also has a lot of knowledge go and find him and Allah subhanho wa Taala said that you will find him at a place or the sign that you
will see when you are close to him is when you spot the whale or the fish, the fruit. So, here moosari salatu salam sets out on this journey with you shall be known. And you shall actually saw the whale or saw the fish However, he forgot to mention it to Mousavi. Salatu was Salam. So what happens? He said mama and Sonny, that nothing made me forget in the Shabbat and of course, except Shiva, Shiva made me forget to mention this to you. So this is also a teaching from Allah subhanho wa Taala to us regarding shape and ability to make one forget. So this is a meaning obviously, those of you who read every Friday, the 15th Jews Soraka have would find what I've just said just now, in
it, the aspect of musala salatu salam going looking for this person, and then Allah subhanho wa Taala informing him the signs that he would see when he's close to this person, and you just saw the way also the fish and forgot to tell mousseline salatu salam, and then he told me Sally salatu salam, that nothing made me forget except Shabbat. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says what is it that remember Allah subhanho wa Taala if you forget, so this is a lesson to us also that if we happen to forget something as we are weak as we may forget, and we do forget many a time we should remember remember Allah subhanho wa Taala and seek assistance from him in us actually remembering and this is
also advice for those students who engage in writing exams during exam time. We you know, you may have studied a lot you may have put in all the hard work, however you need to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala you use the means the means is to study, make sure you know all your material, don't just go into the exam and say look, whatever is meant to happen will happen. You need to study hard. Use all the material available to you, you know, whatever you don't understand, go back to your teachers make sure you understand properly, then turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala and seek his assistance from shavon making you forget and asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect the knowledge that you have
learned and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make you remember it and recall it when the when there is need for you to recall it. So if you're sitting in the exam, and you forget, remember Allah subhanho wa Taala so this is Allah subhanho wa Taala teaching us the shape and ability to make one forget and then what happens so this person forgot to mention use of Allah He salatu salam to his king phalaborwa precision, Yusuf alayhi salatu salam remained in the prison visa as he Nene for several years now with obviously means a number between three and 10 as taught to us by those who specialized in the Arabic language so Yusuf alayhi salatu salam spent several years between three
and 10 years in the prison. Now, we said that we learned from Yusuf Ali salatu salam asking this person to remember him the permissibility to seek assistance in that which Allah subhanho wa Taala made a means for you to seek assistance from obviously there are certain things that Allah subhanaw taala didn't make a means for you to seek assistance from so one should make sure that they only use as a means that which Allah subhana wa Taala has made that means if you use as a means that which Allah subhanho wa Taala didn't make a means then that is against the concept of tawheed and you are doing damage to your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So remember, only us as a means that
which Allah subhanho wa Taala made a means for example, you need help in something. For example, let's take an easy example that which is closer to our mind, you need to pick up something which is heavy, Allah subhana wa Taala has placed as a means in somebody else assisting you to carry this thing if you seek assistance from the next person.
And your friend you say, listen, please help me carry this up the stairs and he assists you. There's no problem in that Why? Allah subhanho wa Taala has placed the means of him assisting you in him, so you can seek assistance from that person. However, if it is something solely from Allah subhanho wa Taala if you are seeking something that nobody can give you except Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala hasn't placed this assistance in anybody except Him. And then you turn to somebody else and look for this help you are damaging your relationship of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is not from Allah, from using that which Allah subhana wa Taala has made as a means and you are
affecting your belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you need to ask Allah subhanaw taala forgiveness and correct your ways immediately.
So we need to understand this, the reason why I'm speaking about it more than once is because this got to do with to heat, and many of us today actually lack when it comes to our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala you know, so many times, and this is just a point that comes to mind, not from what we're speaking about here. But even the aspect of somebody saying touchwood
are the villa. So what happens, somebody is going through a good spell Alhamdulillah the business is going well, they're not receiving any losses, they're making profits on a daily basis, then you say how's the business going? He goes touchwood it's going well. We need to fear Allah subhanho wa Taala in this, this is definitely dangerous to a believer and his relationship with Allah subhana wa.
And for those who want, you know one way information about it, they should actually phone in by all means I will sit and discuss this with him. And this is something which we hear from many Muslims today. They learned this, a phrase from the Kufa
as if by touching wood is going to assist them, or it's going to help them and they won't receive any bad luck. This is against the concept of tawheed this is against the concept of thoughtco This is a serious situation where a believer has to worry and seriously worry when it comes to his relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala some people when they speaking,
and somebody doesn't believe them, for example. So they saying something and the person says I don't believe you. They say look, food is in front of me. I can't lie this food in front of me. So Allah, Allah subhana wa Taala is in front of you. So we need to watch our statements carefully. We need to make sure that our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala is intact. We need to make sure that we die as Muslims May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from all the aspects of ship, Al Akbar and Alaska the lesser Sheikh and the major ship We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for guidance, we asked him to protect us and guide us on to the right path. We asked him to grant us true realization
whereby we sit with the trilemma on a daily basis if it if the need requires it, and learn from them exactly what is required from us in the Avenue of the heat. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding.
So Yusuf Ali salatu salam had full trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala. He knew that listen, Allah subhanho wa Taala whatever he decrees will happen if I'm meant to stay here, I will stay here if it's meant for me to go out, I will go out. But he used that which Allah subhanho wa Taala had made a means for him. And this again is a lesson for us because look, shavon made this person forget, and Yusuf Ali salat wa salam was stuck in the prison. Now he didn't sit there and say, that's a panela I'm sitting here I'm stuck here. I told that guy to go out. And what I used as a means that which Allah subhanho wa Taala made as a means and it still didn't work for me. I'm still sitting in the
prison. You know, he didn't lose hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala. He was content with the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He did everything that Allah subhanho wa Taala said, is from you to do, he used this person as a means. He said, Go, Go tell your king about me. That person forgot he didn't sit and question Why did he forget why he didn't forget? Why did you do this? Why you didn't do this. And this you'll see later because this wind pora is going to remember Yusuf alayhi salatu salam later on,
and he's going to come back to you so Valley salatu salam, he was totally content that Listen, I've done everything that I could. The rest is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhanho wa Taala prefers that I stay here he has decreed and declared that I will remain here he is content here he has accepted that the period and other of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And thus he is content with the decision of Allah subhanho wa Taala not in a state of depression and anxiety and intense sadness. So again, the patients of Yusuf Ali salatu salam stands out. Now there's another interpretation to this verse and I'm just mentioning it for benefit. In all essence, it seems like a weak interpretation.
But some have mentioned that actually shavon made use of Allahu salatu salam forget to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala. So here in the ayah when we discussing
when we were discussing Yusuf alayhi salaatu wa Salaam telling this person that listen you
Go and mention me to your master.
Some have interpreted the iob Allah subhanho wa Taala and several Shavasana de kuraby meaning shavon made use of Allahu salatu salam forget to remember Allah subhana wa Tada. She thought made use of forget to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala and use of remember this person said, Look, you helped me.
And as a punishment to him, Allah subhanho wa Taala left him in the prison for several more years. This is a weaker interpretation, first and foremost for the aspects that I did mention in that bill ASVAB is from the heat and Yusuf alayhi salatu salam used the means that Allah subhana wa tada made permissible to him. The second reason why we can say this is a weak interpretation is because if you serve Allah he saw that was enough didn't make a mistake.
Then Allah subhana wa tada would have mentioned him asking Allah subhanaw taala for forgiveness, just like in the case of no hurry salat wa salam, and in the case of musala salat wa salam ala FC Foxy leafhopper Allah. So when musala salatu salam made a mistake immediately Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions him turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala and seeking forgiveness. Allah subhana wa Taala doesn't mention Yusuf alayhi salatu salam asking forgiveness because Yusuf alayhi salatu salam never actually made a mistake. So that's the second point. The third point that we can mention is because later on Allah subhanho wa Taala says that the wine Porter remember Yusuf alayhi salatu
salam, when the king had this dream and will come to you just now he had this dream, and he asked those around him to interpret the dream for him, and they couldn't. Then what happened? This wine Porter remember Yusuf alayhi salatu salam. So the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala said that he remembered his strong argument in showing that the person who actually forgot was the wine poorer, he forgot to mention Yusuf alayhi salatu was salam to the king, and thus use of state for a longer period in the prison, not the other way around the use of forgot to remember Allah and Allah punished him by keeping him in the prison. And also another point that we can say, is Allah subhanho
wa Taala does it take from you that which you forgot? So if you severely serratos and I'm actually forgot to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala? Why would Allah subhanho wa Taala punish him? Now, the story moves on Yusuf alayhi salatu salam still in the prison, the wind, Pura is in the palace in the castle with the king, and he's working for him. And then what happens? We'll call maliko. In the era sababa karate and see Manny yaku, Luna sobre la Jeff, what's up Assam buratti hood bahara besides the king, the highest authority in the lamp has a dream. He sees a dream. And not just any dream, a dream that truly one can't help but feel has a meaning to it. Why? Because he's seeing something
which is not normal, he sees seven fat cows,
seven fat cows. And these fat well bred cows are being eaten by seven week lean thinkers.
So that's the first aspect. Then the second aspect is that
he sees seven green steaks of grain, meaning seven crops of grain, very healthy looking crops. And he sees other dry crops. So it's confusing. He's seeing something and he's seeing the opposite. He sees seven fed cows very healthy, and the seven fed cows are being overtaken by 7000 cows. And obviously common sense in reality tells us that this is impossible. Then he sees seven healthy crops of grain being overtaken by seven dry ones. Obviously, grain which is dry falls to the ground immediately and doesn't have or doesn't have the ability to take over grain which is healthy and green, which is full of of life, which is undergoing the processes of photosynthesis, which is full
of chlorophyll etc. as science teaches us. So he is in shock. He wakes up and he's thinking to himself that there's definitely a message in this dream. I need this dream interpretation. So what does he say? He says, Yeah, you Hello.
Yeah, you know? Yeah, in quantum Roja, taboo, he immediately commands his advisors to come through emergency meeting, they sit down and they have a or an emergency meeting whereby they need to discuss an important aspect. So all these advisors are here, the best in the land, to the king, people who he just people who he recognizes, as people have knowledge of people of understanding those who have been educated those who are advising him to Amelie those who grant him sound advice when it comes to him actually dealing with his country. So he calls all these people in, they have an emergency meeting and he says, Listen, this is what I saw in my dream. Oh people
Oh eminence once explained to me my dream, if you are interpreters of the dreams, if you can interpret the dreams, if you are from amongst those who have knowledge in quantum level yet taboo. So what do they say? They say
and this is a lesson for us as well. They say, Oh Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah May Allah mean, they said, that don't even give thought to this dream that we have seen. It is nothing but a nightmare. It is nothing but a nightmare. You just had a scary dream, don't even worry about it. And we are not, you know, from amongst those who specialize in interpreting bedrooms. This is what they say. So they don't have knowledge about it. But what do they say? Is it all you had was a nightmare don't even give a second thought to it. It was just a nightmare. And we are among those who waste our time specializing in interpreting nightmares. This is not our specialty, just forget
about the whole thing.
And this is the way you respected this and those who don't know, instead of saying simply I don't know. They end up going out and finding excuses to defend the weakness. And remember, before I answered the question about depression yesterday, I said that we will only answer it for so many reasons. Because it is not a point a person to answer a question that he doesn't know. And the allameh have taught us that saying no is half of all and it's half of knowledge to say you don't know. So these people instead of saying, Listen, we don't know what's going on here. This seems like a cheeky dream. We don't know if it's a nightmare. It could be a nightmare. It could be a message.
We don't know about it, you better find someone else who can assist you here. What do they do, they find an excuse to defend the weakness. And this is from the and praised, and praiseworthy qualities of men, that when he doesn't know something, instead of saying that this is a weakness that I have, they end up defending that weakness and finding excuses for it.
So they immediately just pass the statement, as you know what forget about the whole thing. It's nothing that you should even give importance to. And worse off, you find people who don't even recognize that they have a weakness. And that's even worse, if you find somebody who thinks they know everything. That is a person that you need to stay away from. Because remember, I didn't say he knows everything. He thinks that he knows everything. Or she thinks that she knows everything. A person who thinks that they know but they don't know. That is a person you need to stay away from because what are you going to teach a person who thinks they know everything? According to them?
They are right. There's nothing that you can teach me there's nothing that you know, that I don't know. So this is even a worse quality. One is to find excuses, and defend yourself in your weaknesses.
And then the other aspect is when you don't know something, you claim to know it. And these are people which we need to stay away from Why? Because they will only send us into the avenues of destruction and disaster people there's nothing that you can teach these people even if you try to give them advice, they're not ready and willing to listen to you why because I know already. So now
you know a point that comes to mind is that at the time of Musashi Senato Salah at the time of moosari salat wa salam when those magicians saw what you what Mousavi salat wa salam did with his stick. Now, obviously, as a magician, they knew that they were fake. They understood immediately that we are fake. But obviously it wasn't from the practice to tell the people that listen, we are only magicians, we are only playing with you people. What you actually seeing is not a reality. This is just a vision. Right? But when they saw the snake of Mussolini salatu salam, immediately they acknowledge that listen, what this guy has come with what musala salatu salam has come with isn't
magic. And they acknowledge the reality and thus they were saved and successful. Remember, they immediately wahala whose agenda they fell into salute. So they immediately acknowledge that what boo Salli salat wa salam has come here, meaning what he has done is a reality and he's definitely a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala they didn't act ignorant and try and find excuses for the weaknesses, they immediately acknowledge the reality and thus they will from the successful so this teaches us that when you don't know something, say that you don't know don't find excuses for your weaknesses and not only in the in the thing that you know or you don't know in anything else. It is
not from incompetence, for one to say I can't do something. The fact that you can acknowledge that you are weak in a certain Avenue means you are a person who is out there to succeed means you are willing to learn you are willing to progress and you are willing to be the best May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those who are the best. So the highest authority in the land sees a dream and the
Best advisors in the land cannot assist here.
Now, what do you think of a person who can solve the problem?
The highest authority sees at the highest advisors in the land can't solve the problem. What would you say? Or what would you title the person who now comes and solves the problem for the king? Obviously, we would say he is more qualified and more competent. And he has more right to be an advisor to this king. So now what happens? Allah subhanho wa Taala continues and says, We're fine and levena gem in Houma, with decorada Mateen.
And between Subhan Allah
Subhana Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this I also confirmed the first thing I was saying that the person who forgot was not Yusuf Ali, so that's the setup, it was the wind poor, Allah subhanho wa Taala says that the one who was freed,
the one who was freed, meaning this person from the prison who became the white Porter in the Palace of the king, this person remembered after a period of time.
And he said, I will inform you of this interpretation, so suddenly forth, and even more bizarre story, that now, after all these hot shots, intelligence, intellectual people cannot interpret this dream, the wine Pura was a slave who isn't expected to know anything says, You know what, I will inform you of this dream, I will interpret it for you. So please send me a he's obviously a slave, he has to seek permission from the king that this and I will inform it for you, however, I need you
give me permission to just do I need you to give me leave for a little bit so I can go out and find an interpretation for you. So the king is astonished. I mean, any King would be here the wine poor, the slave is talking and the wine Porter had everything to gain from this. I mean, if the base can do it, and I can do it, this means there's obviously a promotion for me first and foremost, or even better, I will be freed. So what happens the king gives him permission and he goes out. So what happens he says, use of a USB via he goes back to the prison, this wine Porter, he goes back to the prison. He sees use of it. So that was alive and he goes, Oh use of oh man of truth.
Now, what do we learn from this? First and foremost? First and foremost? So Pamela, this person used the valley so that was what I asked him to do something he forgot to do.
He goes out he's enjoying out there being free. Now all of a sudden he comes back he doesn't say How are you? How have you been? Sorry You asked me to do something for you. I forgot to do it. You know and please accept my apologies. Not even asking for an apology. Not even asking how us value salat wa salam immediately gets in there and says Oh, truthful one. Oh use Valley salat wa salam explained to us, Athena. He said Lee Baca rotten semana de Luna savani. Jeff was separately similar to what he said. Immediately, he says, Oh use have explained to us about the seven fat cows that are eaten by seven fun ones, and the seven healthy crops of grain that were taken out by the seven dry ones.
Please tell me immediately he's demanding this from Yusuf alayhi salatu salam, he says, tell me so that I can return
to the people to the king and his court and those who are advising him, and explain to them the interpretation of this dream that the king hat. So what does Yusuf alayhi salatu salam do over here now, first and foremost, what will you and I do? We've asked this person Listen, remember me to your master. This person forgets he totally forgets he comes back. He doesn't read. He doesn't even ask for assistance. Use the body of meaning for an apology. Yusuf alayhi salatu salam, Time after time was tested by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Time after time he passed the test. Even when this person forgot to mention him to the king. He sat in the prison not sulking, not complaining. He accepted
the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now this person comes back. If it was yourself and myself, we would, I think without doubt, tell this person that Who do you think you are to come here? If they asked you to do something you didn't even accommodate me? You didn't even give me thought. And now you come back without even apologizing without even finding out how I am you using me? You're asking me to help you again to interpret this dream. So you use me the first time you want to use me again. So Pamela, and this is from the weakness of one's character, Yusuf alayhi salatu salam had superior quality in his character. He didn't say any of this. He was patient. He was totally content with the
decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He knew that he used all that which was available to him and he left the rest in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala he knew that I am in the present because it is the wish of Allah subhanho wa Taala and I'm totally happy with it. I'm totally contained. This
Lessons come back. I don't have a grudge with him. There's nothing for me to have a grudge you know with him about it is the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala and I am totally content with the decree of my Allah is that he will gela so use of Allah He salatu salam, immediately start solving the problem. Without saying anything he hears what this guy has to say, immediately he starts solving the problem
while being in a state where he is totally in acceptance of the father of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
What quality May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the character of use of salat wa salam. So Yusuf alayhi salatu salam immediately interprets the dream for this person. And we will learn that only he doesn't only interpret the dream, but he solves the problem. So he tells them what the dream means. And he tells him that in this dream, they have problems. Not only am I going to send you back to your king with an interpretation, I'm going to send you back to the king with the solution
to Pandora piano, and this is the teaching of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, whereby he told us Yes, 010 that facilitate things for one another, make things easier for one another, don't be from amongst those who are obstacles, facilitate things for one another, make things easy for one another, don't be from amongst those who stand in the way and this is a lesson for us today we find Unfortunately, the Muslim Ummah, you know, unfortunately, they engage, especially in regards to the old Muslim brothers. If somebody is trying to move up a little bit, trying to progress a little bit, they find, and this person might come to them for assistance, looking for a bit of help. They don't
feel it within themselves to assist this person. Instead, they feel it within themselves to make things difficult for them. So this is a teaching which is or this is a practice which is against the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said yes, you want to assume that facilitate things for one another, and don't make things difficult for one another here use of Allah salatu salam teaches us this again, where he says that listen, immediately, I will solve the dream interpreted for you. And I will on top of that give you a solution to your dream. So Yusuf alayhi salatu salam says, or interprets the dream and give them the
solution now before telling you what use of La salatu salam actually told this person. This is the loss of Allah He was lm when interpreting or narrating the story to the Sahaba De La Hoya and macmaine. At this point, he said,
to me use, I am totally amazed with Yusuf alayhi salatu was salam, I am in awe of him was somebody who Academy Allah, I am amazed, or I am in amazement in regards to use of La salatu salam and the patience aspect of his and the generosity aspect of his sapan Allah, what patients did he have, what generosity did he have? And Allah subhana wa tada will forgive him. This is what Allah Allah sent me saying, He's saying that when you said after that, he said, When Yusuf alayhi salatu salam was asked about the interpretation of the dream, I wouldn't have told him
he was sitting me saying, I wouldn't have told him, I would have only told him the interpretation after I put a condition that if I tell you or solve this problem for you, you will remove me from the prison Subhana Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam here he's admiring the levels of patience, the generosity, the superior character of use of Allah, his Salatu was set up. So he openly tells us a habit of mine that if it was me, I would have put a condition that Listen, you want my health, on condition that you take me out of the prison episode a loss of love, it was Adam said and Allah subhanho wa Taala will forgive you severely salat wa salam, you know, I am amazed
with his generosity with his patients will love me a little later, Allah Subhana Allah will forgive him. So this is a teaching plus respected elders and brothers in regards to the aspect of us actually facilitating things for one another, we should never ever look at our own gains, what am I going to gain from this? What am I going to lose from this at the end of the day you are you are a Muslim, whatever you do is for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And by doing it, you are earning yourself gender. And we are not in this world except that we earn the highest ranks in gender May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us gender.
Now, once again, speaking about occupations and problems, do our problems and depressions even come close to that of use. And time and time again, look at this Subhanallah he comes out with flying colors. No matter what. You know, today people might have a problem in the home a little bit and they walk out the home with a gloomy face, and they might meet their friends or on the street or at the workplace or in the masjid and you can see it on the faces this gloominess, it's affecting them. They don't know how to deal with people. They take the bed animosity from the home which they had and use it on everybody that they might see during the day.
And we're talking about minor petty issues. Look at the problems that use the valet so that the cinema is complete.
But do our D patients and pity issues come close to this? And I'm saying pity because in reality, if we even try to compare what we go through to what Yusuf alayhi salatu salam went through, we can't even compare. It is our problems are a drop in the ocean. So this also teaches us that no matter what, don't hold grudges, you know, don't hold grudges be in acceptance of the codon of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So use of it so that wasallam not only interprets the dream solves it for him Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tell the Sahaba how he had made his use of it. So that was Salam in all the difficulties in all the problems. He's been oppressed time and time again, he
doesn't even tell him that listen on condition that you take me out, I will solve the problem. He immediately interprets the dream and solves the problem. Now we learn from this. A few lessons from the I from the practice of Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam remember UCLA Salatu. Salam told him that the dream means this, you're going to have seven years of,
of meaning seven years of harvest pilot is that our own sub se Nina, the other you're going to have a seven successful consecutive years of prosperity meaning have a lot of rain, have a lot of hubbub of harvest. farmer has a father who have his umbrella. And that what you have is leave it in the spikes of the corn. And this is used by a service. And I'm teaching him that if you don't remove the corn from its packaging, meaning when it grows, you can actually preserve the corn by doing that. So use valleys so that was me saying you will have seven solid years of rain and have harvests. For seven solid years leave the meaning of the corn in its spikes except a letter from which you will
eat. So take a little bit that you will use to eat during the seven years and only a little bit and save the rest and put it in storage for the other seven years that are going to come whereby the country will suffer severe drought. So use that as our Sam says that seven fat cows being overtaken by 7000 cows and seven healthy crops being overtaken by 7000 crops means that there's going to be seven years of good rain, have a lot of happiness have a lot of harvest, people are going to be in prosperity, people are going to be happy but after that there's going to become seven years of [???] the seven years of drought so my daddy has several she dad then after that will come seven difficult
years she did difficult years which you will consume during that time that which you saved. Yeah.
You will eat in the seven difficult years that which you saved during the first seven years when you had a lot of harvest. So Yusuf Alayhi salat wa salam is teaching them that Listen, this is what the dream means. I'm not only leaving you with the dream, he has the solution, the seven years that we are planting or that you'll be planting, take only a little bit to eat for a save and preserve the rest, leave the corn in it spikes, meaning in the spikes of the plant of the crop and preserve it. And obviously we have
silos etc, that are used to preserve corn. However they did it at that time, Allah subhanaw taala knows best. But we do know even today that the farmers tell us that to preserve the corn, you actually leave it in the spikes of the crops or use of it. So as Muslim is teaching him showing his superior knowledge as well that during the seven years of harvest, preserve the corn in the spikes of the crop, put it in storage. And then when the seven difficulty has come, total drought, no rain, no crops, no agriculture, we will use the food that you preserve to feed your people. Now, we learn from this the following, first and foremost, that it is not against the aspect of tawakkol to plan
and forecast and prepare. Meaning you have your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala it is not against the aspect of you having trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala to plan for the future, you plan for the future like use of value. So that's what I'm here is advising them, how to plan for the future, how to use the seven years of good rainfall and good harvest and how to conduct themselves in the seven difficult years that will come afterwards. We also learn from this. And this is especially for leaders for parents for those of authority, the aspect of tackling problems and not just sweeping them under the carpet. The aspect of the use of La salado Samia tackled the problem, he realized
that this is serious, we need to deal with it. It's not an ethical, we just sweep it underneath the carpet and pretend that nothing's going to happen. No, as a Muslim, we supposed to address problems. And this is what we were mentioning to the parents all the time. In all the talks that we've done in the various massages and all the youth problems that we have been having. We've been telling the parents that listen, you've got to address the problem. There's a problem that we have here. We cannot sit back and pretend that we don't have a problem with our youth that our youth are not falling into the avenues of drugs that are used or not falling into the avenues of womanizing and
alcohol and all these immoral activities that are just like Allah subhanho wa Taala
As a parent, we should all believe one moment that our child is not prone to disaster, you may test your child but you can just shake on. And this is a lesson that we shouldn't be from amongst those who sweep things underneath the carpet. And also this is a message to to those parents who when some well wishes in society come to them and advise them that listen, your son or your daughter is engaged in this evil, or in this in this avenue, which is disliked and not correct. You know, which affects the smooth balance of society, parents should not be oblivious, and be stubborn and say not my child, that can never happen to my child, and then just carry on. like as if there is no problem.
You know, this person visited us she peed underneath the carpet, low investigation, pretend that it doesn't exist, because by pretending that it doesn't exist, we'll all be happy, and we all won't feel the depressions that we may feel if it does exist, so you suffer. So that's a sort of teaches you the aspect of addressing and tackling problems as soon as they arise. Instead of sweeping them underneath the carpet, we Allah subhanaw taala grant us the understanding, I'm just going to go through the points that we can learn from this ayah very quickly, and then inshallah we'll continue with the Tafseer. Again, tomorrow, if Allah subhanho wa Taala grants us life, we learn from this
also, the importance of having intelligent advisors around us, it is important that those who advise us parents in the home, teaches at school, those in authority, governments, etc. It is important that you have those who are intellectuals around you, those who know those who are capable of saying when they don't know we don't know, this is important and as a leader, even more important, why because you are dealing with the affairs of so many people. So it is important that we have those who actually are those who are intellectual and those who have the ability to intelligently advise us in the different aspects that we may be going through. We learn from this again as the last
point, the meeting in a general sense, the permissibility of advising the disbelievers the kuffaar in issues that Muslims may be affected in, we are allowed to advise the kuffaar in issues, especially issues that the Muslims will be affected in here we learn this from UCLA salat wa salam as a believer he's advising these this believers. And later on we will see that Muslims did get affected like Yaqoob Ali salatu salam because the brothers came also looking for this food. So we are allowed these are general permissibility and allowance for one to advise the kuffar especially in those things that also affect the Muslims. But obviously, in certain circumstances, especially
when there is a war between two countries, for example, a Muslim country and and Muslim country in that circumstance, you are not allowed to advise them. So we need to understand that that's why I said a general sense, but I am going to mention this because it might confuse a few people, you can advise them generally, especially in that which affects the Muslims. However, in circumstances such as a war between two countries, a Muslim is not allowed to advise the Kufa there was a panel with Allah grant us the understanding. We'll stop here for today. Tomorrow inshallah we'll start listening to the recitation because we have actually completed the Tafseer of the last part that we
heard, there were a lot of lessons that we learned from We ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant us the understanding. Again, I apologize for not tackling any questions today. We are running short on time, and we still got a long way to go with this stuff seed. We asked Allah subhanaw taala to contest acceptance. We asked him to grant us the understanding. I will end by saying once again, that everything correct in the series from Allah subhanho wa Taala and if I didn't make any mistakes is from myself and shavon and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala is forgiveness. Also Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad