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Tafseer of Surah al-Mulk – Applying Its Lessons Into Our Lives Part 1 A course by Sheikh Sulaiman Moola
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Bismillah many Rahimi
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Alhamdulillah. I mean, what was Sunday, Sunday morning
Nabina Muhammad Ali, he was happy he or many other big Wakata da da da da da Oban. Indeed, it is an absolute honor and privilege to connect with our brothers and sisters. And Mashallah the event has been well marketed and well received. We do know and understand, as has been alluded by the honorable MC the basic etiquettes, of engaging in understanding the commentary and the message of the Quran.
This emergence of workshops of this nature in the recent past is something that unfortunately, had been lost by the oma for a period of time. And once again, I see this emergence, which is wonderful, brilliant, meritorious, and it is much needed. So while tomorrow's convention and its lights is great, and is brilliant, but we seldom get the opportunity to interact, we seldom get the opportunity to connect and discourses of this nature. When we look deep down in our history, we find this was very, very common, where people would travel at great length, and associate and spend time, obviously, the way our lives are today, and people are so occupied and so engrossed in activities,
etc. It might not warrant those extended times. But there is this what we say that knowledge continues, and a person should never tie you in the quest of knowledge, people at what ages had commenced learning knowledge,
for the long run, the great Sahabi and the noble and devout Companion of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. His reversion to Islam takes place after the age of 60. And he passes away when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam in one of the campaigns, so generally you would think a person has become old and age frail and weak, and at that time, there's little that can be done. And I also heard of a person who, who reformed his life at the latter part of his age, and then he inspired many others, and his only message to the youth were, I wasted my life, don't waste yours. I wasted my life, don't waste yours. So I'm really grateful to the city that we have inshallah, to the sofa
and to all the organizers. It is it is wonderful, it is great, it is brilliant. We pray that the benefits of this event today is not restricted and limited and confined to those that are attended or is far reaching and far deeper than those that are present here. And that should be our aim and our hope and our aspiration inshallah, just one two aspects of the greatness the profoundness, the magnanimity of the Quran, it is a science that we would continue discussing, and time would be exhausted and resources would be depleted, but one would never able to fully comprehend the depth of the Quran after all, Colombo, mu Luke, Colombo. kulu kulu kulu Kalam that's the Arabic proverb,
Colombia will do. The speech of the king is the king of speeches from a hottie Simba who you may know, if they cannot heat and if they cannot internalize the message of the Quran, then whose message was they really internalized? So a bedroom in his simple tone, and in his basic approach, he reads the Koran. And he swears an oath that this is a Divine Word. This is not a mortal speech. This is the speech of the Divine and the sovereign being. When asked what makes him say that he gave such a simple yet profound, so correct, candid and irrefutable, he said, if you look at the Quran, it doesn't only address in its message, the human kind of the gene guide. Sometimes it's talking to the
mountains. Sometimes it's addressing the earth. Yes.
Maybe Oh mountains read along with David when he reads it.
There's a bowl of dry up your water Oh skies Oh clouds halt the downpour. So the Koran in its message speaks to lifeless and inanimate objects. And that's a clear message that it is not the speech of a human. It could only be the almighty that could address every creation. And like jolanda Dean sueyoshi, one of the great scholars of the field has written that the noble companions may Allah be upon them. They used to say that when we sit with the prophets of Allah, they will send them and we would engage and we would sit down at times and eat a meal, we would literally hear the food him in the glory of Allah, we would literally hear the food price in Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So he has he has created a very beautiful and academic discussion and the desire that he says, it's not the miracle, it's not the miracle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that the food praised Allah, because there is a verse of the Quran in the 15 Jews in the chapter, but he saw what you mean shaking us up before we handed while I can only be one, and there is nothing but nothing except that it glorifies the Almighty. However, you are unaware of its glorification. So how do we reconcile? How do we reconcile this verse compounds as to believe that everything in this universe could learn the Hylian masala, via a verse of the 18 Josue renewal and by the way, Su renewal for
our sisters, said Rama the alarm used to say, the moon is a consumer of the new. While it's imperative, it's mandatory for all of us male and female to acquire the sciences of the entire Quran. But there are specific chapters that are dedicated to more important injunctions pertaining to the respective gender. So surah Noor deals extensively with rulings pertaining to woman hence it normally allowed us to say that a woman should try her level best to educate herself with the Quran in its entirety like a brother should, but in particular, if time doesn't allow, then she should give more focus to Surah. No, because there are those injunctions that are very relevant to the
situation of a woman. So Allah says in this verse could learn every creature kata Halima has clearly understood distinctly understood salado What does it have? Its independent manner of prayer and glorification. So the point I was alluding to gelato didn't show up like a mobile LA riots, that the the miracle of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is that the food in his presence, glorified a lot in an audible manner.
And this is how they reconcile and this is the beauty of the Quran. I mean, whatever little time we have, and I can, you know, just touch into it, we can't delve into the absolute depth. And I don't want to get into something too intricate, which might be above your understanding. But I would like to just dip and touch into certain things. To give you a hint, give you a hint to tantalize you, to tantalize you, in terms of the food and the spiritual nutrition that the Quran offers. So everything praises Allah everything glory finds a love. That's a verse of the Quran. The miracle of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is that in his presence, the glorification of the inanimate lifeless objects
became audible to fellow humans and mortals that the noble companions may Allah be pleased with themselves, we would be sitting we would be sitting and we would literally hear the food praise Allah subhanho wa Taala and Him the glory of Allah. So that's the first thing amongst many things to prove that this is the divine speech of Allah. Secondly, so much that could be said in that regard. It's the only language Arabic that every letter has a meaning.
A word has a meaning. A sentence has a meaning. But you never heard of a letter that has a meaning we say for Apple, and B for Well, now they say now it goes with A for apple, not Apple, the Apple phone. B for Blackberry, the child today in school is not learning the kind of things we said and see for chat if for email, g for Google. And it just continues and continues. So we would say you know any apple and Oscar orange and being for banana and boy in those types of things, but evolving with the kids of today. And we have to use innovative expressions so that it is contemporary and it reaches out to them. You have to use all these types of technology and these types of words that
they're that they are more user friendly with.
The Arabic language is so phenomenal and amazing that even the leftist has a meaning the independent letter any independently doesn't have a meaning and take any other language for that.
But so hon Allah known well call me one my Sloane, Allah Swinson, oh and known has a medium and it has such a profound meaning that it has left all the Arabic experts done. It is not known to anyone access any seat. And the only answer you would get these a lot of them will be what are the known best to a lot known best to Allah. Call one Coronel Majid Balaji boo and they have not been called the letter call has a meaning saw when or early this decree in the 23rd juice after soda, salt, salt, it has a meaning and its meaning is so profound. So these are the clear cut companion in refutable, miracles and clear testimonies of the Quran that this is the speech of the Almighty and
it cannot be something that is man made or fabricated by any person. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to instill and infuse and imbibe within us the love and the passion of the Quran. And may this be a journey that we commence today, and we never see is too, too too soon in the depths of the ocean of the Quran. Like one scholar said it. He said the aim is not to end the Koran. But the aim is to end your life in the service of the Quran.
The aim is not to end the plan. And this is something I say to my sisters, and I say to my brothers, often the person would call me and it's a chef, and I'm married and have kids and I've got a degree, and I really want to study. But I think I'm 35 and 36. And I'm not saying that's all right, because it's a competitive term.
They say men lie about their income. And sisters lie about the age.
So when a man is getting married, he can throw you and he can give you all this rosy images and you can paint this picture. And the woman said, what's the best 10 years of woman's life is between 28 and 30. She doesn't cross that mark.
10 years have passed, it's still juggling in the same place. So I often say to people, I often say to people, this is the downfall, you say and I'm 40 Where do I start? When will I end there is no ending the aim is not to end. And I'm not out to get a degree. And I think today we need to make this clear distinction here that we are not one that won a degree or a diploma or a justification or a certificate. We don't need that that's that's not what we're going out to. We're trying to connect with the Quran and via the Quran connect to our Creator we're trying to understand the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala and add that value into our life it's just it's just not another feather in
my cap it's just not another accolade to My name is just not another testimony to my in my archives is not another box that I want to take off okay I've attended this course I got a first aid certificate and I've done this basic I've done that basic I know basics this I know basic that no no no. The aim is to understand the message of the Quran and connect closer to the Almighty. So Allah remove rune Lhasa knowledge is an ocean with no shores. And Mr. Mallika, Allah said, Man is in need of knowledge far greater than food and drinks because you eat twice a day or thrice a day. But but but you need for knowledge is pretty much like how you inhale and exhale. It is perpetual, it is
continuous, it is inexhaustible, It never ceases and that is how we need knowledge and every time. So inshallah we will go ahead and gradually, you know, move on and then we'll discuss and as we have the brights, so that we have selected suit and work and just Aquila, to Brother Shuaib and the others that have you know, brainstorm and concluded on this year.
In terms of a particular chapter, no chapter as such in merit is greater than another chapter because it is all run. However, certain chapters enjoyed divine significance afforded to it by the almighty himself. So in terms of reading Quran, like one scholar said, Listen to this.
You recite a verse of the Quran, in which Allah is admonishing or exposing or condemning his enemies, those that were adversaries to Islam hostile, but because you are reciting or mentioning their names as part of the Koran, you have been rewarded on every letter of the name of the enemy of Allah.
What are on our field?
These are three adversaries hostiles infidels disbelievers and that were arch enemies of Islam. And they have been mentioned in the 20th Jews in Surah uncovered just towards the latter part with the prior to the conclusion of that particular juice of the Quran. Three enemies have been mentioned and each one's name indeed it can you
Imagine when you say what call Runa. If you say cartoon like that, if you say independent, you'd make the name of a bleep devil, what you're going to get just blowing off the air. But if you mentioned it in the context of the Koran, on every letter of the name of the enemy of Allah, you will be rewarded because it is part of one.
Pharaoh and Harmon will
be will be in. Indeed, the Prophet Moses displayed clear, convincing miracles to them. First step baru, they were arrogant, they were obstinate, they were already warmer can also be paid, and none can slip from our gear. None can slip from our girl. This is a message of the Quran constantly. As we progress I will touch on it here, because a lot displays clemency and a lot of displays forbearance, sometimes the creation has the notion and the myth and the perception that they reign supreme. They reign supreme. So Allah says woman Corolla with the Artesia woman Shay, I like gives grace Allah gives extended rope to people. But don't think Allah doesn't have the authority to seize
the powers. Why not x 713 chosen surah Ibrahim, do not perceive your law to be oblivious of the tyranny of the oppressors. And oh my lord, why don't you see is in nama, yo,
Leo men, Tasha, Sophie Hill, I give them respect to the day when the gazes will be dazzled. So the point i'm saying is the Quran is just amazing. And I say in all my thoughts and my discourses, and I will reiterate my sentiments here is that the average Muslim today remains oblivious of the message of the Quran. And I make no claims that I have understood the Quran. But I can still reconcile with that, that I don't know it but what galls me what kills me what hurts me is that we remain oblivious, and we don't feel deprived.
A person who follows news, passionately follows sports, you know, passionately, if he is not updated or abreast with one bulletin, or he didn't follow the latest. He feels you know what he's out of touch. He needs to be people that are into economists and currency. They have this small like gadgets, and I'm like, what's this brother? Is it the time where it's a timer, he says, he's watching the currency, just see how volatile it is. So he's moving around, and he says the pound to the Euro, or the pound to the dollar per second, a split second, is monitoring the volatility of the currency, because he knows he's got a shipment coming. If it goes this way, it means X amount of
1000 pounds of dollars, or whatever it is, and a chunk of our life has gone. And we don't know the basics. We don't know the translation of Surah Fatiha. We don't know the commentary. And we don't feel that you know what it constitutes deprivation, or we are denied anything. And I think we need to come out of that. If anything he who knows not And knows not he knows not he's a fool abstained from him. What the court judge mark of combined ignorance, he who knows not. And people ask me, you've been studying for so many years, and you've been conducting, what have you achieved? And I say to them one thing, and this is not any form of acknowledgement, I'm not patting myself, or it's
not. It's not a way of seeking acknowledgement. I said, I've learned nothing more than I've become conscious of my ignorance.
It took me all these years to fully understand how ignorant I am. And we cannot. I often say in the previous times, we used to have levels of knowledge. He's learned his modern it is exceptionally learned. Now we have levels of ignorance. So the person coming on is just maybe less ignorant is more ignorant. He has a greater degree of ignorance. It's no longer comparing knowledge with knowledge study the pious study, Rama pasa a Latina through Life magazine. When I read this book, and my hair stands on end, scholars who throughout the age had adopted celibacy in the quest of knowledge, and today we cannot stay away from forbidden in the quest of knowledge. If I am happy to
be it is mentioned about in my
But that could not produce a scholar more profound than him. Ma od fallible Ziva, a Muslim in his entire life, he never spoke of one human can enough equal Misha.
It was every day it was as if every strand of hair on his body was an independent brain.
Lo bousema aku Allah, Allah,
Allah, if you had to distribute these intellect, to the occupants and the residence of Baba is every man would have been a genius and it wouldn't have diminished his intelligence in any way.
So we haven't even heard of these people in their in their quest and in their passion for pooran ability.
There is no verse in the Quran but that Allah has given me its insight Allah has given me its detailed understanding what prompted His revelation, the location, the background. And if you can tell me anyone on planet Earth has more knowledge in the Quran than me, I would hop on to my conveyance now, and I will travelers and travel will cut across the continent to meet the man to enhance my knowledge on Quran. These were the likes of a platinum sponsor of the alarm. And what did he say, Man that dim to Allah Shea in net dimia, Allah Yeoman, there is nothing that constitutes a greater loss for me than to see the sun rising and witness the sun setting on that day and my
knowledge of Allah has not increased.
There is nothing that constitutes a greater setback. Failure loss for me is Myrna didn't earlier say in Macedonia, Allah Yeoman, tada three Haitians, oh, the sun rises in the east sets in the west, I see the day pass it. And my knowledge of the Almighty has not increased on the reverse. We cannot preserve what we've acquired leave alone increase and propel from their own. Apart from stagnating at the point we are we are losing what we have somebody who's a, you know, brother, when I was a young child, I had learned this budget refresh my memory. So we've lost touch with what we have. But the fact that we've started and I mentioned this in one of my dogs, I said, punch or enter the
coordinates of paradise on your spiritual navigation. Right? So you've got your device, and what's the destination that you are entering? What are the coordinates paradise, the good news is even if you do not reach your destination, if you die, while treading that path, you will be resurrected at your destination and not at your location.
So that's the good news. And that's what we've come here today to reset to reset our device and to enter the correct coordinates that we want the coordinates that would lead us to paradise. That's the postal address. That's the code we entered in. And we know I did use this is not a thumb sock is not a shot in the dark. We learned from the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, where a man in the previous nations had committed heinous crimes he had committed severe offenses. And then someone told him go to this location is a noble man, he is the he is the sage of the age. He's the same age of the age. And as he was traversing and going there that met him and he his life had had
been his soul had been removed and he passed away from the summit v melodica, to laga melodica to Rama and Ababa to license a now there was a skirmish. And there was a quarrel between the angels of mercy and hell. And the angels of Al said, well hang on this man is he has been a delinquent. He's been a radical he's been, you know, an evil man. So he has to be resurrected with the wicked and the sinful and the evil, while the melodica and the angels of mercy said surely that was his past, but the moment that he his soul was intercepted. He was traveling in the direction of God, he was traveling in the direction of good, and the decision was given favorable for the dwellers of Jana,
and he was then resurrected. So this man had in Paradise, this man had not reformed his life, he had not rehabilitated himself, he had not
revolutionized himself. But in essence, he had entered the correct coordinates walking in that direction. And we are here for that, that we navigate ourselves. And we hope that in sha Allah, Allah makes us amongst those people that would be resurrected from the occupants of Paradise in sha Allah. So Bismillah R Rahman R, Rahim in the name of the Almighty, the most compassionate, the Most Merciful.
If you go into the Tafseer, you will find their academic rights up in terms of the grammatical format of the Arabic language, where you have the semantics of the words you have the etymology of the words, and then the profoundness of its each meaning how it is constructed. So to tap into those depths, one has to have basic elementary knowledge of Arabic to appreciate that into the grammar and the semantics of the words. So maybe occasionally, I'll just make some reference to that. But I think if we're going to go too deep into that, it might be beyond your comprehension. And the aim is not to impress any abilities of myself, but rather to understand the Quran. We do know that this
chapter is synonymous in terms of its protection against the punishment of the grave. Ask an average Muslim, ask the child ask any person that when you speak of the barrack or Surah mulk immediately you know that this is amnestied protection, insulation against the punishment of the grave. Now, we we need to remind ourselves we need to remind ourselves that the grave is an absolute reality. Kappa will know the word river, Roberta Larson said that
is a sufficient reminder, someone said in the English language, the cemetery is a silent place with a loud message. The cemetery is a silent place. But the message is very, very loud. The message is loud, don't look at me. Today you are above me tomorrow, I'm above you.
A woman came back into our mother Irish out of the love mine, huh. And then
the alarm went on her gave her something. And she reciprocated the gift of our Isha with a prayer regarding the grave. Now, this is something you need to take to note and make a mental note or you could perhaps write it as well. And we need to develop on this year. In the pious in our precesses. Whenever they visit number one, we learn to reciprocate. That is that is an integral message of the Quran and the Hadith, that whenever anybody favors you, you got to reciprocate kindness. It is unfortunate that this has become an absent thing in our society. Our society knows how to curse the bearer of bad news, but it doesn't know how to acknowledge the bearer of good news. When we look
into the teachings of the Sahaba, may Allah speak speak on them when the alarm went on who was subjected to the social boycott. And subsequently, after 50 long days, Allah accepted his pardon. And the companion came to him and he said, Shere
Khan, good news, good news for sajida frustration, and I realized what good news was, he said, behind the young woman manda alayka mundo como, the greatest day has dawned upon you from the day your mom gave birth to you. Number one, we learn that the fabric of that society was so beautiful, that the joy of one was the joy of war.
That it was his forgiveness, but all were elated. It was his father, but all we're extending. Today, he thought is getting married. Good luck. Well, what have I got? He didn't invite me Will Macedo sing his praises my pants, what must I do? So nothing to do with me? Why? Because we don't have that interconnection. We don't mean for one another. Unfortunately. That's the first thing. Look at the makeup, look at the demographics. Look at the dynamics. Look at the pristine nature of that society that counts. Repentance is being embraced and accepted. And they ease this joy in the entire and beyonds. The second thing is with the good new scheme, what we refer to as such the two sugar, the
prostration. For gratitude, he immediately fell into frustration and gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala. The third thing, and that is relevant to what what initiated this discussion is that he said I want to acknowledge you. And I don't own anything more than what I wear. But I'm gifting this to you. And as soon as I have clothing, I will pass it back to you. So hon Allah, to reciprocate to give. Now that's something we need to learn. I mean, I'm talking man, I guess many of us are married and you know the challenges in a marriage situation and we know it and it's turbulent. And in today's world, it's so much more challenging, because there are so many more interferences. And
there's so many other things that continue to play and and rock our marriages, but the fundamental principle to sustain any religion, beat employer, employee, beat anything else, husband and wife, if there is mutual acknowledgement and continuous reciprocation, where we come out of a pattern of monotony, and we enter into a pattern of acknowledgement and the element of surprise, this was this was found in the noble companions. So we acknowledge we reciprocate. Now, Prophet sallallahu wasallam was so generous in his praises, that his praises has formed a large compile nation in the books of Hadith, and have resulted in dedicated chapters. So you will have a whole chapter on all
the praises that he directed to our mother, our Isha, bearing in mind, she was his wife. All the praises, he showed his blessings wife, Khadija de la Juana, and it features in all the books of Hadith, a man married for 10 or 15 years, let's sit down husband and wife and say, let's write down all the kind words we've shared with one another. I'm not talking pre marriage, that time it's all good than sweet and lovey and baby and you know, the rest of it. I'm talking post marriage post marriage, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam would use the terms that is, which was an abbreviation of a name, even at the time of anger. You can call your wife honey when you have in a good moment, but
when it's a better moment than you want to call a coffee
how many of us
can have within ourselves how many of us can have within ourselves to use passionate terms at bitter moments? I'm afraid very, very few. And so let's sit down and write and exchange kind words and say, during this year, how many kind words have we said to each other? And when it comes to kind words is perhaps a word or two, or three or four, and it's gone and forgotten. But flip the coin and let's say, talk about all the nasty, the unpleasant, the negative, the condescending, the insulting the vituperative language that was used against one another, and I'm afraid you know what, you need gigabytes and megabytes and you need a lot of things. So the Robert Salas was very, very generous in
English. They say a proud person is one who feels violated when others are praised.
He feels violated if no, no, no, no, no. And someone said in the English language, many are generous, by the definition of monetary but not definition by the jet by the definition of praises. Some people can give or ask him to spend he give 1000s of pounds, but ask him to say a kind word. No, no, the maximum you can get from him is to hold back a bad word.
The maximum you'll get new restrain himself and you won't bend and throw that that venom out. So we learn from this year to reciprocate. That's the one thing the second thing is reciprocating was
neither the one given the to actually trivialize the prayer, nor should the recipient feel that I often say to my kids that I've said it in my thoughts by a line, I would say it again to you Yep. That sometimes I have a good day. And you'll ask me unpack and elucidate and put flesh to the theory. But what do you mean by a good day, if I had the good opportunity to do to serve my mom on a particular need, that she was sensitive about what she was passionate about, or to please my wife or something that she was wanted, or my dad, and I realized that today, I have impressed three people who mean so much to me, and I have warned their prayers. Honestly, speaking, for me, that is the
greatest day. Till today. I am elated, because I know those sprayers are actually paving my future. Those sprayers are going to rescue me in my crisis. So I need to fill my reserve with those players. So the person offering the prayer must not trivialize the prayer. The person receiving that prayer, our mother our shadow, the alarm is in the lap of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And then
the province has a reason to offer their love to give you the previous sentence, your futures in your mind and your major. And she is elated. She's ecstatic. She's overwhelmed the provinces and said, I said What's all the joy? What's this jubilation about? And he said, she said she responds. Why should I not be happy with today I have enjoyed an exclusive prayer from the paragon of Allah's creation. And the prophet SAW said I shall you need to know that's my prayer for my whole oma five times a day. That's my prayer for my home, oh, five times a day. Wednesday is Anna yaku alayhi salatu salam, ala intended ending this test of his and reuniting him with his children and his
eldest son in no particular order, his son, Yusuf Alayhi, Salatu was Salam. And the separation was gone for a few decades according to the narration of Hassan birth rate, it was 14 years for zero. And as I often mentioned, and I speak with the cap of a father on my head, that when we speak of the prophets, we generally think the nature of their difficulties was poverty was sickness was alienation by the society, but we sell them realize that they were also tested by rebellious children.
We say the prophets were tested, meaning they were poor. The prophets were tested, meaning they were saying, the prophets were poor, they were marginalized. But we don't realize the entire test to be approved was rebellious youth. It was his children who had rebelled against him and it's a topic of its own. But finally when the eldest son by the name of Yahoo that comes back to his father and he says, Dad, I got good news. Our brother is up in the live is halen LTE is kickin, and he's well.
So yakut says to him, and as you mentioned in module four, he says, My son, you brought the good news to me, I really want to thank you for this year. But the harsh reality is there's nothing tangible in this house. We have an eighth and there's nothing edible I have an eternal consume What do I give you? But I'm going to make a play for you. This is the father making a prayer for his son I'm saying listen brigade and neither the one given the daughter should say oh, I only gave him a nod to the one receiving feeling is something because today's society is like this. Oh, did you meet so and so? Yes. What did you say he gives around? Okay, anything.
What is it that does relievers, used to spell their sneeze? You never heard of this is an innovation of chameleon.
That does believe is used to stall destiny so they wanted to sneeze which is natural you need to sneeze it. And by the way that I did say the province, a lot of senses. sneezing is from the Almighty and yawning is from the devil. You'll find some people, they will bend the yawn and they will suppress the sneeze if anything reversing.
Ideally, if you need to let both happen so be but that teaches us a sneezes from the Almighty and a yawn is on the devil. So the man is like, you know, why'd someone said what's the definition of a yawn? The only time a married man gets to open his mouth.
What's the definition of a yawn? lecture? That's not really you know what taking the Mickey out says Yeah, what's a yawn? That's the only time a madman gets to open his mouth.
Why an apostle made a law a sneezes from Allah. And why? Because when the person flushes out that mucus, it brings about freshness and freshness stimulates awareness and awareness brings you closer to the Almighty. Why when a man yawn he becomes lame and becomes lethargic and he began sluggish and that takes you away from Allah subhanho wa Taala look at the profoundness look at the depth of all this, we need to understand this. So people would stall their sleeves and they would rush to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam
sooner in Dharamsala, so that when they're going to sneeze and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam would respond by saying Allah May the almighty Have mercy on you. So to become deserving recipients of that prophetic prayer they would rush in is no no presence and sneeze that it up in optimism that he would respond, but due to the fact that they were disbelievers, he would respond by saying haha como la mia like I do.
I'm saying this is clear. Surely my prayer doesn't carry that cloud muscle weight, like the words of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. But I'm saying how passionate these people were. There is an incident mentioned in the Tafseer a companion came to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam for the purposes and gave to his dog and he said a salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah.
And he did live on
in Audible, discreet. The Robertson said a salaam aleikum, wa rahmatullah. And he's like,
and for the third time the province of Addison says a Salam or Aleikum, wa rahmatullah soft, silent, discreet. And then he leaves the house and he walks away. And the noble companion opens the door, and he comes out to the scene. And he says, May my parents be sacrifice, please, I want to be able to, like grace us with your presence, and can Usher you into my dwelling. So the prophets a lot of sunset, but I greeted you once treated twice, I got no reply. What's all this year explained? He said, If I were to say, Why are they kumars salam on the first instance, you would have not invoked the blessings of Allah for the second time because the discussion would have ended. So I said, let
it run at its maximum. Let me maximize and exploit whenever life is depleted, I opened and I said, Come back. Right. The scholars have written at length that this companion was motivated by his love, but that's again, not ethical. The next time a scholar comes in the lives of Balinese like no, let him let him pray. There
was nothing happened oh, shall Please come. So obviously, that's not it speaks volumes on how they considered prayer. Prayer was so much prayer was so much. I said to some youth the other day, I said your ailing Mum, sleeping on the bed and praying for you in words. That's Not Audible. By Allah. It carries more weight than 1000s of the people who gathered the presence of the Kaaba and Begala holding the cost of the Kaaba. The prayer of your mum in bed will carry more weight and will expedite things for you faster.
But today we motivated by by you know what? The emotional feeling, oh, it's spiritual brother. And by the way, you get this today, you know, so there's, I mean, thinking of you make into our you may know, Dora is only typing away.
Really, oh, it's electric here. It's this amazing atmosphere. I cannot capture it in words, and really thinking of you and praying for you, but no prayer was made. And the prophet SAW Some said the real prayer that he's answered is what you do for your brother and he has no idea about in Astra Dora a button that would work even if not, you know, this is what I say put on I don't know, we'll just one person it goes on and on. And that's the beauty of the Quran. Coming back to the point that I said,
this woman came to our channel the alarm
the alarm and gave the dates and she said I'd like in that woman either.
Just like a lot for that date. May Allah save you from the punishment of the grave
How did she reciprocates? How did she respond? May Allah save you from the punishment of the grave? This is
the greatness when the prophet SAW some give back I shall only be able now there was a woman who gave this is what I offered her This is the result Some said yes. For us it was news about the punishment of the grades. She was well acquainted she didn't have all the depth. And this prompted an entire discussion and the proper login system that explained to her that the the reality the punishment of the grave, and our mother I shall be Ilana said model eight Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a son la sala de la vida Managua will poverty. I do not have the collection, we're in the Masters Alliance and offered a prayer post which he did not seek refuge in Allah from the
torment of the grave.
Now, how often do we do this? That incident and then we move on jacobellis Ron says to his eldest son, when he brings the good news, the use of is alive. He said, there's nothing tangible in the house to offer. But I make a prayer for you. I make a prayer for you. And what's the prayer I make? May the almighty ease and for you the pangs of death? Oh, my son.
I mean, today if you say that it's like what a wicked dad is cursing his son. How can you say that? That's so evil of you. These are realities decided refutable. And these are the ads because I'm concerned about this year, I've read the Novation myself when the proper license eldest daughter, Xena had passed away, he went down in the grave, and he lowered her. And he was obviously very, very distraught. He was very, very sad. He was uneasy. And as he exited the grave, there was a degree of brightness permeate in his blasted face. And the Sahaba exploited the moment and they would, they would, they would microscopically, microscopically analyze his facial gestures. And this is only
available when you entered the grave, your composure was different, when you exited, it was different. are we reading too deep? Or is there some explanation to this? And he said, when I looked at the loneliness and the darkness and the solitude of the grave, and honestly, I got an easy for my daughter and the question in an interview that needs to happen, and I asked the almighty to assist her and enable and inspire her. And my prayer has been answered that the almighty would rescue an AI and make it easy for her. And it is the acceptance of my prayer in lieu of my daughter's question in the grave, that is translated on this joy in my face.
Subhana Allah. So let us each one of us make a pledge that From today onwards, we all will recite Surah mulk in sha Allah, but we don't have to do it by a show of hands but between us and the Almighty, that this is something serious and significant. The punishment of the grave is an absolute reality where that will probably happen inside intact integral article and component of the books of APA is that we studied. We begin by the first verse of Article Arabia, the human
condition is the most exalted is the being in whose control is all of the kingdom, everything in the universe and who has power over everything.
The first thing we need to understand that the Quran can never be clearly completely understood by sheer translation. Because no language regardless of the profoundness of that language can actually convey the meaning of Arabic no language. So some languages might give up a greater meaning compared to an other, some might be metaphorical, some might be you know, absolutely real, but no language can correctly so we refer to the word Kabbalah.
Allies exalted Allah glory, Allah magnanimous, he is the greatest and living that being BSD. Now, in Arabic If you know he literally translates as a hand you don't literally translates his hand and this is a very, very intricate and a very academic discussion. And the scholars of the field have explained it in great detail that we do not we went with there are two verses of the Koran perhaps to understand this first year, who will lead the ends and on a Calcutta milho. To Cameroon. Allah revealed certain verses they are clear caps, they are absolutely clear cap. There is no ambiguity in its meaning it's not vague in any way. It has one accepted universal meaning to it, who know Makita
they are the basis they are the foundation for Odisha Bihar and there are other verses that are ambiguous. This is clear in the Quran. For MLS the NFA pudo becomes a one on one America Meanwhile, Mattila de la awaiting those who are distorted in their nature those who are good crooked in their approach, they would only pursue the ambiguity of the Quran and explore and probe that where is where my Allah will Illallah that is only known to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the basis of
The Quran is the clear cut verses and understanding those verses in which there is ambiguity or multiple meaning or uncertainty, it has to be referenced to the clear verses which are established and have no two opinions. And that is the practice of the Center for sadhana him. So we refer to this debacle as the big hill work or praise belongs to the Almighty God he in whose power in his dominion in his in his control as immoral is the kingdoms of morality, Dominion Empire, or who are adequately shaken caddied, and he has power over everything, he has power over everything. Generally, you would see in the Quran chapters begin by introducing the glory the the grantor and
the magnanimity of the Quran. Because it's an accepted principle that you first digest the greatness of the instructor, then you comply with the instruction. So if you approach a boy and you say you have been summoned, and you say, Who is your friend, is it time to wait till tomorrow doesn't make a difference? You've been summoned by the head teacher, you've been summoned by the admin block, you've been summoned by the principal. So immediately, there is a great effect and impact when the instructor is someone that is revered, honored and respected. So the pattern of the Quran is understand who the message that is to follow is coming from which mean, the power to the Goddess
that exalted the elevated the grave, the magnanimous been big, his immortal in his control in his power, his authority is everything, what we're actually saying. Now, we need to know something, that often when we read these verses, we get so excited. And we say a lie. You have all these powers, displayed, exhibited, manifested, except my prayer, you can do whatever you want to whenever you do, so do it is this like, a boy goes into the shop.
And he's wants to buy a candy. He wants to buy a chocolate, it's got a fantasy for something. And the dad is like, no, don't buy this. And he says, Please buy me this. And the father says, Listen, you know what, if I really want it, I've got the money and the cloud, I can borrow this whole aisle.
I can buy you whatever you want. So he's like, Okay, if you could do it and do it, if you can do it, the display, but I know and you know that if this boy is given that, and then he has that sugar consumption, that add attention deficit disorder would just go times 10. And I don't know what and what would happen he won't eat, you won't sleep you won't perform what you mean Shay, in Illinois or Indiana, Florida? No, of course of the 14 Jews.
There is nothing but that will hold its absolute treasures. Or Maradona's ditto in love with Pottery Malou. But we only live really proportionate to our divine knowledge. We only reveal it on our donut dealer, we do not send it out in love because we're in a portion in a measure in a bite form. At this time, give it let him digest that I will give it again I will give it and so on and so forth. So the powers that would allow in absolutes of relative and
the absolute x and what Amala. Well Are these will before he has created death and life to test which of you carry out the best acts during his or her lifetime before that. He is the Almighty, no one can escape from him the most forgiving. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about many things. And amongst them Allah speaks about that. Allah has used the term and the phrase the creation of death. Academically, the scholars that have discussed this word here, number one, when we use the term Holla Holla in Arabic means either to shake him in a ladder, to bring into existence, something from nothing. So man could be referred to as a maker, a designer, or better much breaker, but never a
creator. You could refer to a human he is a designer, he is a maker, he shapes things, but you cannot use the term and the phrase creation on man in the term creation. It's used created in the form of makeup, what that extension of meaning then there is no proof to that, but creator in the meaning of the Almighty that to bring into existence something from nothing. This is exclusive for Allah subhanho wa Taala In fact, I often use this example
that the best of people can only deliver and perform and exhibit his or her skill. If they have the correct ingredients you say you know what he's a great driver is not an advanced driving course. But if you put him with a simple car that doesn't have any any engine or any any drive or any boom in it, and I thought this man was good and you wanted to look at the car you've given the man I love this woman is a good cook. Well look at the ingredients you've given up. It's not
A decent stove is not basic ingredients. And this again is the beauty of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you look at the formation and the creation of men, the Quran has used different descriptions right and and embryology has been spoken about extensively in the Quran. Allah Prokofiev automatically Allah Allah created you in three layers of darkness, the womb, the belly, the membrane, in the 18 jewels in the first place, Chanukah man not for the Allah, Allah Allah Allah, Allah, Allah Obama the different phases and Stations of the development of the embryo. So now let them in plain extract of clay, mine may mean impure water might indicate spurting liquid. So these are different phrases that
the plant has used. But the common thread that binds them all is that the Quran makes reference that man was created from an impure liquid. This is the thread that binds all the description. Now, this is the beauty that allowed us such an impure ingredient to make the best of his creation. Can anybody use a rotten egg and make a tasty cake? Can anybody use milk that that is off and make a wonderful, palatable, tantalizing, scrumptious?
milkshake? Impossible. In fact, you've given good things and he can still mess it up.
This is the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala that, from the most impure liquid impure liquid, the best in Santa Fe Xl ethekwini the most noblest of appearance I've been blessed to men. So holla refers to bring into existence something from nothing, then we spoke about death. Death does not mean only the termination of life. But death is also a form. And that is why in Arabic, we refer to the past in a way of an individual more aptly in the Arabic language by using the phrase interCall in tequila, in tequila, tequila in Japan, which literally means transferred. When a person passes away, the more apt word is we say he's transferred. And when we say he's been transferred, what are
we saying? He's moved from the belly of his mom to the belly of this earth. And from the belly of this earth is now moved to the belly of the grave. So his life has an ended per se, to us, to the onlookers to those that are there to ask me Look, it's all over. But it's not yet over. It has a journey beyond. That is why we say man has a beginning point but there's no ending point. Now this human would live forever and ever. This is our belief and this is an integral belief. So Allah has created depth and Allah has created life. The scholars debate, why in the sequence has death been mentioned first, whereas generally the format is life and death. You don't talk of death and life.
You don't have life and death. And this is again, this is what I'm saying. You know, the scholars, they don't leave anything May Allah preserve the mela reward them. Allah had inspired them, favored them, bless them to go into this and Allah had given them those sciences. And they say that lesen of discussing in fact, at certain places, like when speaking of tech, but I'm not gonna go into just to support and substantiate my theory. When speaking of theft, the Quran says was, was taught to the male female and the female thief. When speaking of adultery and fornication, the Quran says as the Nia to was Zani the adulterous and the adultery so when discussing the perpetration and the offense
of stealing the Quran addresses the main thief as he's penalty now he'll be penalized and then the female and when speaking about adultery the Quran speaks about the female first the scholars of the seed delve into that also as this juncture Why has may have been mentioned first why female? This is the greatness of the Quran. This is the profoundness This is the depth of the Quran, and how Allah inspires these people. So unless you happen Mota, why has the brand come with the phrase death first and then live and the explanation given is that life is a vessel, it's a time it's a period, it's a battle, it's where you will perform your action, but the awareness of death is more effective in
stimulating people towards preparation. Hence, to to to take you out of your slumber to take you out of your sleep. The Quran kept you and said Hang on, hang on, you're gonna die, you're gonna die. And that's gonna jolt you harder than saying you are living in life is long and The day is young and you still have a bright future. So the mention of death is more effective in stimulating a change in you. That is why death has been brought forward that has been brought first. Because when a person thinks of that, it gives you that awakening. And the closer the person is, the the more profound awakening is, the more profound it
Loser someone that's a distant family makes a bit of change but the ghost he is a young man in his prime all going good for him. He had a bright future and suddenly cold turkey abrupt. It just dropped and everything was over. And he didn't think well, you know, what is this whole world and what am I going towards and what am i pursuing set? The alarm set could lay a woman you call up? Hey, Martha Fudan omata Fudan when I put them in your menu policy, you know, almost every day you heard he died, they died, she died. So and So passed away. A day has to come when you will, your Home ribbon hapa passed away. And so the day came, but it came in such a way that it left the Muslim
Mattel cuyama envious of a death like yours. It came in it had to come and he came and that was bound to happen. But a death like no other death, a passing away like no other parts in a way, a memorial service like no other memorial service, a barrier like no other barrier, sleeping in the lap of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam Can you imagine the richness and the greatness of this death under the helical Mota Well, a lot created and luck created life. Leah Balu. Now today you sit and see people are thinkers and great philosophers. And great you know what? scientists of their time and you ask them, you know, why is man on mankind and they continue to debate and continue to debate
and the Quran answers here. What's the purpose of human existence? Why have we come about on this earth? Leave all the fancy theories and the flowery language and all the intricate research and theories I have created and ordained life for you and death via Beluga Kuhn, your existence on Mother Earth, on this mundane Earth is to examine you to test you This is it. And we never out of the examination in English, they say problems never end. They only differ.
Problems never end, they only differ. So the young man who says hey, I've got issues, I'm grappling with this, I need to settle down, I need to find a job I need to get on my feet, I need to establish myself. I need to anchor myself you've got your issues, not to say when you married it's over.
Not to say when you met it, and from there onwards, it's this that it continued problems never end. Well of course, the Hall of insanity covered. We've ordained a life of toiling and difficulty for men. In fact, the desire the scholars say the sheer fantasy of a hiccup free life is laughable.
The sheer fantasy fantasy. In other words, for it to happen to fruition is it's impossible. But just to fantasize that you know what, I wish I just don't have any glitches, no hiccups, that's not going to happen because it goes against the grain of our life on the earth. And the quicker we leave consign with this, and the quicker we make peace, the easier will stay on this earth. And the more we try to suppress this phenomenon, the more difficult we make our existence on Earth, the more difficult we make it because this is the name. In fact, it's mentioned in the Tafseer, that when say that Adam was sent out of Paradise and he came on this earth, then he was on a mountain. And
initially he was provided food, some grains, some food, and that roll down the mountain. And then he went deep down in the pursuit to locate that meal so that he could eat it. And then he was it was told to him by the Almighty. This is exactly the nature of this work. in paradise you're set. You were told what Kula mean Hisashi tomorrow gotta eat enjoy freely when
the shutter or do not approach the forbidden tree, but all is provided everything is everything in general is a buffet for you prefer a style, go eat and indulge all is fine. But in this world, you're going to have to travel to get it and that would be the case of your offspring also, they will have to travel from one place to another in the pursuit of their sustenance. And then he was stolen and you know time again, but just to mention it because it's coming in my mind here in the 16 Jews in Surah Taha Allah subhanho wa Taala said to him, and we need to perhaps let me just discuss this year, while there's so much accusation that Islam doesn't show kindness and care to women,
right and it abuses and exploited its heart and it's cruel and all the negative, you know, media against it. But look at this beautiful amongst every verse of the Quran is outstanding. Allah subhanho wa Taala said,
the Zodiac of Allah, you could again akuna minal jannetty potashcorp
let not the devil expel you from Paradise because then you will be subjected to difficulty. For now you've written a Kumar let him not expect you and your spouse but that's thought you'd be in pain. The scholars of the seed they they highlight this word, they magnifying this word in the 16th row.
So the PA, Allah said, if you are expelled from Paradise, Allah didn't see you and your wife would be subjected to a lesson you will be subjected to. So what is the explanation in the geography in our law, Nicoletta Murphy in our law, in paradise for things were provided for you food,
clothing and shelter, that three provisions and perks that you enjoyed in paradise. And that was an award given bounty a god given favor to you in this world, you'd have to toil for those basics with regards to your wife, our mother Eve and how well she will enjoy that in this world as she enjoyed it in paradise. It would be your duty and not your favor, but your duty to give it to her. So
they make me find the fact that Allah had made us a deal phrase, Allah said, not both of us. I'm not saying women don't have pain and agony and difficulties. Don't get me wrong. Yep. They have separate challenges. But I'm saying look at look at how the Quran took measures in taking care and explaining from the very beginning of time. So why have we been sent in this earthly bluegill to test us? That's the bottom line we need to reconcile our our existence again, the scholars tell us Alon has based our rulings, our injunctions not by the solar system, or the Gregorian Canada calendar. But Allah has based our rulings by the lunar system.
The sun is in lost control the moon is in a loss control is aluna. Canyon Hill, as they asked you regarding the moon or Prophet sallallahu sallam, only an hour to Linda's evil heart sank to the Mojave. Through the moon and the lunar month, you determined time and you determined the period of time. So is the sun in the control of the Almighty, but our hedge, a woman going into red.
And all the calculations of Islam revolve around the lunar calendar, why? The scholars explained to us because in the lunar calendar, the system will change all the time, you will have your long days of fasting and martial law.
So you will have your long days of fasting you will have your short days you have summer you will have winter. And that is the thing. That's the test. So it believe it is never, it never gets into a pattern. He never gets into a pattern because he's in a constant test and the test is changing. So sometimes it's the sleep sometimes it's the weather, sometimes it's the length, sometimes it's the yield, and this is the nature of the test and upon that is the reward and let the hell up. Animoto will hire Leah blue Allah is that to test us now look at the quotations of the pious how they would chat with Allah subhanho wa Taala. I marvel at this dialogue and the profoundness and the richness
of this conversation of Armenian Abdullah tomini. He is to say in his prayer,
accompany the Bella Hadid dunya be mushy attic sumach willfully is toxic. Well I can pay for Escom scikit Learn to them. Secondly, why you created me by your world. You subjected me to temptations by your decree, you then impressed upon me not to succumb I modestly implore you, that helped me in accomplishing this.
So hon Allah, Allah, I am here because you've decided to do my Creator. Then you've created in me these desires, these temptations, these fantasies, these aspirations, I mean, human said,
these words, and we need to read this constantly. wealth was brought in it in Medina, and he looked at the wealth. And he said, Allah, we have no choice, but to rejoice over something what you have made beautiful for us.
It's intrinsic, its intrinsic. Its inherent, it's inborn. It's human nature. I cannot look at well, but feel beautiful about it. I cannot look at beauty but feel attracted. Yes, I have to govern, regulate, monitor and take care of it. But it's intrinsic, it's part of my nature, because you have adorned it for me to react. And he said, I'm like give me the ability to use this world in a manner that is pleasing to you. So what was this to allow you created me you've sent me Give me the ability now to restrain myself in a manner that is pleasing to you. Furthermore, something to reflect over a youcam accent what am Allah, Allah did not say that I have sent you to examine you, which one of you
performs the most deeds, but Allah said Which one of you performs the best deeds?
Allah did not say a Yukon XL Ramallah and that's allowed indication In fact, I just tweeted it the other day as well, that Allah is not asking for quantity Allah is asking for
quality in natural law is the natural law Lena Bella, are you going? Somewhere am Allah we read in Surah cup in a jar and apparently we've made marinella whatever is on this earth, Xena, Xena and adornment, a beautification, Lena Beluga want to test them a new one which one of them X and Y mela is the best in actions and which one is the best of actions it is done with sincerity, that which is done with sincerity, that which is done for the pleasure of Allah, I quote this English quotation and it really makes my hair stand on end,
someone said that we would probably be most embarrassed of our best actions, if the world only knew the motives behind them.
And that was so deep. It was so deep. When I read it, I said my words.
It's so profound, we would probably be most embarrassed for our best actions, if the will only knew the motives behind them. So Mashallah, what a kind bother is helping a sustained need. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, my brother is not praying for a pra. YBRE UI is preying on her.
He is exploiting the vulnerability. He is doing this kindness to solicit a favor. He's got a hidden agenda here. It's not with this deeper than what means Thai and English. They say the world only observes our deeds. While the almighty analyzes the motives of our deeds for the world. You're a good man, he's helping the poor is a good man. He's assisting the needy is a good man. He is kind to these. Okay, that's good for the world. You know what? That's adequate. Give him a good testimony. He's a great man, but for the almighty what motivated him to do what he did? And that only the Almighty knows that only the Almighty knows. And I always say this to myself. You know, there's this
beautiful quotation of one person he said, either jealous tele nurse for cold war driven enough psychological way. What are your one neck at Mount Romani?
What are your one neck at Mount Romani. And when you address people do not be deceived by those that are looking at you should not be deceived by those that are looking at you. For in now whom you are Thabo Navara, because the audience will only analyze the oratory abilities of the speaker. Now he's got charisma, he's got style, he can revert you he can capture you, you can say whatever you want. One lot of people with me, but ally is microscopically analyzing what what motivation I'm sitting here. So the audience, the external, they'll be blown away by the appearance and the author is done and gone. And it's you know, what, he's got the biggest social hits, and he's the man and it's all
good and great and wonderful and awesome, and it's happy. But Allah is going to test your actions and the motivation and really doesn't see this stuff. Because end of the day, the metalized in the court of Allah, and he is aware of it. So you come x and mahama do something simple, but we put sincerity to it for the pleasure of the Almighty. So what happens is, is that the session,
okay? So we need to, we need to take stock of this and we need to become cognizant about this. We need to become cognizant about this, we need to re evaluate our intention. We might start off on the noble intention, but that doesn't guarantee we arrived on a noble intention, you might get onto the correct motorway, but that doesn't mean you will remain on that you could perhaps exit to take the wrong exit or climb onto the wrong way. So we need to re evaluate and look at our actions. Well who wouldn't are these will afford an ally is the Almighty and the most forgiving. So this is the general pattern of the Quran, that Allah subhanho wa Taala has the attributes of of greatness power,
and then the attributes of mercy and kindness. And Allah always blends it together. He will always speak I can be very stern but I can be extremely forgiving. I can be absolute I am the absolutely sovereign deep but I can also pardon you constantly This is the message of the brand not pay my buddy me I know for him nada be who will
inform myself and so Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam My Torment is the most severe torment but then there's none that can forgive like me either in not back Allah do not
allow him Why not back LSAT jewelry thought indeed your Lord do not threaten the nurse he can father despite the offenses are in not the condition at all. But then again, his comment is very, very severe. So we need to constantly thread between this year between hope and fear. Again, I'm just moving on basically because if we really get into each area we will not move. We'll just
translate this and perhaps round it off so we can honor the time here. And let me pull up a server, XML word employee balko masaba
monumenta wood farm Jerry, Tom in football. You know when you get connected to the client May Allah give it to me and they're like give it to you. And I'm in no way blowing my Trump Trump with your or speaking of any accolades, you can actually feel the proximity and the closeness and the spirituality. As you start reciting the Quran cannot be cannot be the message of Allah Subhana Allah, this is so amazing. Who is alive? He has created the seven heavens in layers, you will not see any inconsistency defect or default in Alaska creation. Look again, do you see any cracks in the sky? Once God has said it's so beautiful live the entire creation of Allah on his billboards. These
are the billboards so if somebody wants to do vigorous marketing, every billboard they seize every opportunity.
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That they face a question answer session or maybe just during the break we can discuss here. So I just want to wrap up here because I think we're up against Allah. So Allah has created the seven heavens in layers. So we look at the seven heavens and we look at the skies and we marvel at the creation of Allah. This is one of the greatest forms of Vicar and reflection, is to see the alternation of night and day, the change of season, the change of, of weather patterns, green and lush, dry and with a bright and green, and then yellow and dwindling, to look at this constantly, the plan invites us towards it that says a lot of the vines, this lawn and a lot of the vines, this
garden in la llamada de la Mota, so when he revived the disease, so look at the heavens, now each heaven and then between each Heaven, there is a gap, and it is so broad and so wide and so vast, we can study astronomy, and maybe I'll just end on this note here. The Quran is not averse to astronomy. The Quran is not averse to zoology. The Quran is not averse to science. We don't call the Quran a book on zoology. We don't call the Quran a book on astronomy, in its broad discussion, it is included it has included astronomy in it, but it is a book of guidance, it is a book of guidance. So it has seven layers. And between each layer there is so much gap and broadness and and vast nature
and then the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said that, that is somehow integration of the remediate Allah and the ones this trembling and there was the squeak and there was this peculiar sound from the heavens. mafia. No, they were about I saw the lava Malecon while they were in Java who said you can certainly learn there is no location in the heavens, but that an angel has prostrated before his before the Almighty. So the entire heavens have been occupied by the celestial creation of the Almighty. In the 24 years the Quran Allah subhanho wa Taala says, ba ba, ba ba, ba Ma. Allah concluded the heavens into seven layers, we'll all have you ever in
any inspired the respective decree of every heaven with its command, and you would know in the journey of ascension to the heavens, the Prophet sallallahu medsafe and other than he made the Risa then he made he Appiah, then he met Hollywood when he met Moosa. Then you met Ibrahim on each Heaven, there was a different prophet and a different navy and each one invited him and welcome him and asked him in. So we asked the almighty that he gives us the spirit that the little we took, let us take it to heart, let us take it to heart. And let us apply. We spoke about so many different things. And that's the beauty of the Quran. And the one idea we can include so many other things, we
need to internalize it, exhibit it and pass it on to others, or something. Shalimar and Amina Mohammed while he was happy here. Welcome to the Lego block.
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world it is.
Another beauty of the Quran that we identify with is the Quran was never dated for it to be outdated.
The Quran never had a sell by date. The beauty of the Quran is that just as it had a profound impact at the time of its revelation, it is just so applicable with the situation as life continues.
In fact, I often mentioned that when a person connects himself with the Quran, and you try and understand it is so amazing how Allah subhanho wa Taala responds and replies
To your concerns of the day, by way of example, I've seen this it has happened and this is no coincidence. This is no coincidence is sometimes having a bit of a rough day you have in a turbulent day with the kids, the family issues social otherwise. And it all clogs your mind and your brain. And you inside you there are certain question marks and concerns and you wondering and you're trying to put this puzzle together in place, and then you come for your Isha prayer. And then the man leading the prayer and he reads in nama Ahmad who como la Dooku, fitna, wala laurindo, a guru now the Fatah homicide authority was smart.
who say Come
on, what does the law say? remember very well, your wife, your children, your wealth, is it best from the almighty Sofia law to the best of your ability and spend as much as you can? And you almost want to scream? Like Li got the answer. Alive, got the message, it was so clear, it was so so clear. Are you having some other difficulties and that it's not a coincidence, I believe this year, if your mind is open, your vessel is receptive, the Almighty will send the message on
level and to see what
tells them we will continue testing them with their health and their well being their belongings and their positions. And those who persevere are the ones who reward awaits them. So the message of the Quran is continuous, you can look at it and reflect over it. So anyway, we discussed that life and death and Diablo Akuma Yuka Maxim Allah that Allah has sent us to examine us, which of us is the best action who will Azizullah for the allies, the Almighty the most forgiving? When we look into the lives of our pious predecessors, just one note and we'll move on to the next is a prayer that featured amongst all the pious is that they used to very passionately implore and supplicate the
almighty for a noble death, a good death, and a good ending. For many of us, it doesn't even feature as a remote prayer or a distant aspiration. And we don't even consider this to feature on our spiritual wish list. But if you look down and tap into the archives of the pious, you'd be amazed to know at what length they used to beg the almighty let me die a good death. Let me enter a noble end. Let me die a pleasant way. Let it be in a good time, Let it not be well and doing something wicked or evil or forbidden. The Quran says we you peasant at the time when the Prophet yaku was making his request to his children. I'm going to ensure that
if God Allah Bunny, Buddha dude I mean bad he summons his kids he says listen, I'm moving on. Tell me whisper in my ears after my dad who will you worship? So they said no, no, we will diligently rigidly embrace the values and the details of yourself and your ancestors. And then he says Be certain to die as believers.
Lotta molten lava and to the moon. The scholars of the seed have opened up this verse and have raised the question how can you tell someone make sure that you die as a believer because it's not within his jurisdiction is not within his control and his grip and they give the example is that live a life of nobility and virtue which will pay its natural way to a good ending? So when we say be sure to die and noble death it's almost saying in different words love a dignified way you know I use this and the boy said Mum, when will I know I found the right girl
and the mom said Be sure to be the right boy and you find the right girl and same thing to you sister. Otherwise be the right girl you'll find the right boy be the right boat. So like I'm looking there when I know she's the right one. Oh my son be sure you the right boy. Do you have the right thing that it takes to offer an allowance direct the correct girl to you. So look the life of dignity and allow will let the ending be noble allow will let the ending be Noble. May Allah bless us with a good debt. May Allah give us the ability that we include that in our prayers. When say isn't it Brahim inhabited the land of Mecca. What his offspring say isn't it Smiley's the Quran in
the 13 Jews explicitly says, Look at this priority priority. As a parent. There is the concern of the well being of your children on this earth and there is the concern of this spiritual needs. But where do we prioritize? So he inhabits a land in which there is no vegetation? There is no good
Have any sort of banner image scan to mean? The B word in the late 80s Oh my lord, I've been happy to the land in which nothing grows there isn't a blade of grass around banner Lee up most law, but close to the Kaaba close to your sacred house, that my descendants and my offspring, the those who established prayer, and they, after you said was made that summer and sustain them with provisions and sustain them with fruit and the scholars of the seed have said that some are white literally means fruit. But it doesn't only mean fruit, it could mean wholesome provisions of every form, as the Quran says is the 20th chosen and cross referencing this year, because that is the beauty of
Koran that one of my scholars used to impress this upon us that we need to understand a topic in the Quran in a holistic way. And today one of the challenges if we isolate a verse out of his context, and then we arrive at conclusions, it's almost like dipping your feet at the shore and estimating the depth of the ocean. Now what is not deep get in my brother and you know what is depth? You standing at the shore? So the Quran says you are a sama to call a huge lie, the fruit and the provisions of everything is you know, exported into Makkah.
Anyway, we move on to this verse, the next verse, so Allah subhanho wa Taala says photo j will
mean food. Look again, do you see any cracks in the sky? In the 26 Jews Allah says Mullah Harmon food there is no cracks. So narrow je bizarre what they call a local buffer Ohashi and what I see here, look again, and once again as many times as you please, and your gaze will return and Barris defeated and exhausted, unable to see any defects. Somehow, that can only be a claim from the divine and the sovereign, being himself that my creation is impeccable, infallible, flawless blemish lis above criticism.
Anything else it has its defects, apart from the common defects, like a person built a beautiful palace, I was just speaking with a brother, you know, I have the special therapy. And and if you know the beauty of Arabic, then you will identify. In fact, sometimes I say to my audience, for heaven's sake, learn Arabic just so that I can speak to you. If nothing else, at least I can relate with you because it's the difficulty and grappling and how to actually translate that that creates this, this this this pain or this desperate call within me that please understand this. Take for example, a proverb, a proverb is a proverb in the language in which it was said, A translated
version of a proverb will never actually convey the depth of that meaning, because it has to be contextualized with that language and culture, very much translated, but you will never have a verbatim word for word. It's a paraphrasing you will never have the absolute How can you absolutely understood the word understand the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is the the the greatness and the magnanimity of the Quran. So the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala is impeccable, it is infallible, it is above criticism. And that's only the claim of the Almighty. So coming back to this Arabic statement of one great person.
He had both a particular King had both a beautiful building and monument. And then he called people in architectures, engineers, you know, others to view just to have a look, take a stroll in the palace. Look at the garden, look at the NBR look at the makeup, look at the architecture, look at the artwork and pass your remarks make your comments and say what you have to say. So among them was this great pious man that was called in and Subhana Allah He said it again. It's in Arabic. He said harder surah Lola and no guru one at least one Nola and ahora de mon Malecon Lola
was our motto to low Sufi, Salama Subhana Allah has this rule. This can be a means of pleasure, Lola and no guru provided it doesn't deceive you. When I read and you can call it a bounty Lola and no more ID provided you can guarantee eternity will model
and I could say it's an empire Lola and no hole. Provided ruination would not drop it
It's excitement low number 13 Lola Yakubu de Haan provided it would not be followed by ruin posted work come on by June. It's a source of excitement, thrill happiness low sigh but has alarma provided it remains intact like this and you remain young and healthy in it. So neither of the two is going to happen either that would become old and collapse, or one day you will move on. So besides the common deficiencies of anything that we have the biggest defect, whatever we own is, we have to leave it.
Besides the common deficiencies, the biggest difference is that, what a beautiful God, but it's a temporary, temporary only temporary own. If somebody says, I'll give you a beautiful car and awesome drive, but it's for 10 minutes, I'll give you this car forever. It's a simple what they would call a jalopy. But you can own it, and you can have it, you obviously would opt for the letter option, then the former, because while that could go to maximum speed, and it has all the extras in it, but it's a 10 minute drive. And you will know today's youngsters might opt for that also, because it gives them a thrill for that little while, you know, it gives them a kick and a thrill and a feeling for
for 10 minutes. I often say to the youth, I say how desperate have people become today for fame. And for praise and glory. A man gives his car to the workshop. They give him a courtesy car in the interim while he's guiding us. It's got this great wheels. It's got this awesome system. It's got this, you know, lowered suspension and he's got all these extras. And somebody passes the market and says Hey, brother, what a god Thanks, brother. You're not the first man who said he. Everybody's praising me. Be honest, this is not my cup. Thank you, but the praises go to the owner it doesn't come to me. But if we get wrong praise for a moment we even latch on to that. It makes me like it's
a Kodak moment it's a 10 minute glory. I can I can just you know what climb a ladder of of greatness in in one moment. Such has become the desperation and the crave of recognition. So anyway, whatever we have, it's got a period it's got a it's got a lifetime it's gonna expire the day. Why what Allah subhanaw taala is great. Now this is something again amazing that the scholars explained to us that while the sky today is so great and so powerful that the Quran says no cracks in it, there is no blemish in it. Yet the Quran describing this very same sky On the day of the AMA says that he owned eBay here on the day of the AMA, prior to the destruction of this world and the universe at that
time, this very sky would collapse. It would be the weakest thing that you see it would be rolled up because at that time we've now decided to just throw it the whole day. So as much as Allah has made it so beautiful, the time when Allah decides to wrap up the heavens and the earth. Young man not always somehow Yamanaka with Salah Kappa ECG lil Kudo, we will wrap up the heavens as you wrap up the scroll. We will wrap up the heavens as you wrap up paper, as you concluded and rightly so we'll we'll wrap up the skies is a sham suku whereas when the sun will lose its brightness and its evaluations. What is that Newman, Catherine when the stars will collapse? What is the Bible say when
the mountains will move?
A lot when a 10 month pregnant camel would be left and nobody would dare approach it. Now for the average at camel and a pregnant camel and a full term pregnant camel was one of the most valuable assets. It's like saying the latest car with the full thing.
What either Russia or
Russia referring to the camel. Also the 10 months pregnant would be left to roam the streets. So at that time, Allah subhanaw taala will intend this destruction so the situation would be totally different. But the Quran says again tomorrow they will
look again and look once again. The message is that you have looked at it often without the eye of reflection without the eye of introspection.
There could be a girl in the neighborhood you never considered a prospective bride who seem to date you but you never bothered. But when you're on the list to settle down and get married now you start looking with a deep eye. You start looking with the most serious eye so you didn't make much of this as a prospective partner she was there or he was there. Or this was a prospective business option or venture. You looked at this warehouse you look at this vacant land daily you pass by but somebody came and said you know what you're looking to build up this is on this market you can purchase this year. Now you started looking at this year you called a que su you did a survey of the place you
look at the traffic that moves there. You look at all the economic viability is of this location and all the pros and cons Why suddenly you looking with the eye and how you can use this
You gotta use the long pauses
so the point we're saying is that look what the annual reflection Look what the I have drawing lesson from it from, from Marjorie bussaco what they call a Bizarro fasciae what a profound verse. Your gaze literally done dude defeated. I see hotseat easily seen over clean, exhausted, completely just tired, there's nothing you can find. Because that is the beauty of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala that when Allah creates and by extension by extension, if you look at it, this is my personal feeling and I've shared it anything that is natural, the I never tie is marveling at its nature. And anything that is man made once twice and you know the next time you go they're not going
to see that after you see that move on tell me something else. Show me another thing as beautiful as impressive but whatever is human, not to sit at the ocean and to see the calm waters and to see the ripples of the waves that we hear the sound of water it's it intrigues a young child, it intrigues a prospective couple and elderly man and elderly lady just to look at the beach and to see the sunset and look at the water. This is nature This is natural. Again the Quran in the narration of the Remi de la You mean
that the Quran is such despite its reputation monotony never sets it. monotony never sets in. You heard one advert it's a brilliant advert, but you learned once it's over, you heard some laughter, banter and humor. It's nice first time second time third time it's boring. It's over like no say something else. But the Quran is beautiful. If a man is a great reader, and he's a great recited when he starts reciting Koran and prayer you don't say like, you know get over what I already did not only are something else. Now you enjoy the recitation of Surah Fatiha as much as you enjoy what follows on as much as you've heard Surah Fatiha. This is the sign of its divinity from Allah
subhanho wa Taala. What is divine you can continue listening. So again, we are invited to reflect over the different verses of the Quran are the different creations of the Almighty marvel at that, and via that that's a medium that's an agency that we can understand the greatness of the Almighty that is why it comes in the duration that we cannot reflect on the being of Allah Himself. He is what he is above our mind is above our comprehension. But we reflect over his creation by virtue of which we understand his greatness. You look at the phone and you say the designer of this phone had a brain you look at a particular tablet, you said the man who designed this the person who created
this particular app, this was amazing. So you appreciate the greatness of the maker or the designer via the work that was done. Now you look at this entire creation and you understand the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala
I think it's fine for now. Whatever this is sama adonia Pema sabi Howard Georgia militia
indeed we have adorned the IRS the low sky with Lenten stars and have made them the stars a means of pelting the Sharpie. Okay, reference has been given to see verses six and 10 of sola 37
Indeed we have adorned the nearest yellow sky with Lenten stars and have made them the stars it means have felt in the shade in. In addition to this we have prepared for the shotty in the punishment of the blaze of Jannah. So Subhana Allah, first the Quran invites us to reflect over the formation of the seven heavens and in another verse, Allah says that justice is created the seven heavens is created the seven earth as well, along with Larry malapa savasana working woman and a loved one. He says there are seven heavens likewise He has created the seven different Earths as well in the us that we are taught to read along
with his sub every woman will be in a sub every woman
Shea the woman walked back via a woman's arena when approaching the town or coming into a different locality, then this is one of the prayers that we have been taught to recite and in that it is mentioned of the heavens and the multiple earth that Allah tala has created. So indeed, we have adorned the nearest sky above you right dunia literally means close the literal meaning of dunya, we say dunya mundane world in Arabic dinner you have to do well then is to to know what means closest proximity, so meaning the lowest the closest.
And it also has another meaning as the, you know,
in Arabic could also mean inferior inferior as well. But that's in a different context. It is in the meaning of closest and proximity. So indeed, we have adorned the nearest sky with lanterns and have made them the stars a means of Pelton, the Shea Athene. So we are there's multiple things that we need to look into a beautification and the adornment of the skies. That look at it, you look at the constellation of the stars, you study astronomy, and we see the greatness and the beauty photography Malala has mentioned that the stars effectively had three purposes, A to Z, no somehow the beautification of the skies and look at the beauty how it looks. Number two, what would be net Jimmy
whom he has to do, that through the stars, it provided a source of direction and navigation for the travelers. So the travelers would navigate and understand the way through the stars. And number three, which has been alluded to in this verse, and more emphatically expounded in the reference that has been given in this verse, and that's in the 14 Jews. But I'm just going to try and give you a summarized and a synopsis into this explanation. So what basically is meant that the stars also have the effect of suppressing and felt in the devil. When when Satan ultimately started to Salaam was in Paradise and Amanda, how are Adam and Eve were in paradise. At that time, obviously, we know
the devil was there as well, and hence the devil cave and he influenced our parents, and he told our parents to eat from the forbidden tree, and our parents were deceived into the ploy of the devil, and they ate from the forbidden fruit, which subsequently resulted in the expulsion from Paradise. However, the Quran also has explained that he repented to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it was initially it was an expulsion with anger, but they have Allah subhanho wa Taala then sent him down because this was the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala but in a manner that Allah had forgiven him and Allah had restored the honor and the respect and the greatness and the grandeur of sage and
ultimately Salah. So we don't make negative, condescending derogatory remarks to our father, our them the greatest ancestor, the ancestor of mankind, in terms of leaving paradise, once salatu salam was taken out of Paradise, so was the devil taken out, so was the devil taken out. He will descend, but will come live every now do. Your children are Adam and the children of the devil will be enemies to each other. Your children meaning the children of Adam and the children of devil will be enemies to each other. The narration the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said that when a child is born you do when a child is born? Yes, the hill no sorry, have mercy. shavon then a child cries at birth
medically. They say it's healthy, he needs to cry. You know, the pediatrician would come he needs to hear a sound from the baby in Arabic they refer to that as his tail. All right.
stellato Savi the first sound of a baby when a baby is just born, and he cries, develop the lungs, open the vocal cords, whatever the medical explanation is, the master himself says the baby cries at birth because the devil comes in, injects that baby. And he says, yo, you've come, let me tell you, me and your enemies, I'll meet you later in life.
You're gonna have to cross paths with me, and I've got issues, I've got a lot of bones with you, I've got a lot of issues to deal with you. And that's exactly what the devil had said, when the almighty had told him to prostrate to them, and he refused and he declined. Then he said,
Oh my God, have you seen this man that you've given superiority over me, like in a heartbeat, if you give me this fight, Eli, oh, mille chiamato the day
that he can go reata, who I will uproot his offspring from the roots, I will I will take them out, meaning I will mislead them completely. So when, when Satan Adam was sent and the devil was expelled, and obviously the offspring of Satan either and the offspring of the devil, the mutual, you know, arguments that continue with the devil tries to mislead man and he continues and continues.
at that point, expulsion had taken place from Paradise. But the devil stood that had some degree of access in the atmosphere, the
ambit of the heavens, so he couldn't access the heavens directly. But he could come close up and eavesdrop. He could eavesdrop, he could eavesdrop. And as I will refer to this in another verse of the Quran, so access into paradise was now forbidden. But he was now walking around in the area in the atmosphere close up to the heavens that must have access was still allowed. However, after the coming of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, as the preservation for the final revelation, even this access was borrowed from the devils so that that revelation that is brought from the heavens the final message cannot be interrupted with any devilish or any evil instruments or evil
exploitation in any form whatsoever. Hence, the devil you would you would to liken it to a simple analogy. You know, the greater the VIP or the personality, the more patrol. So if it's a head of state, the roads are blocked off. The stop is hovering in the air. There's two way radios taking place there police there's a contingency, there's marshals, the entire area has been combed off and cleared out. And look what happened. Now there's one president traveling okay to do some major catastrophe that had happened, but you know what the entire atmosphere has been taken control over because the man is flying in high profile the roads everything has been shut down. To facilitate
that there is no potential threat of any form, neither from the air nor from the earth nor neighbor or any form whatsoever, to guarantee you know, a safe travel for that particular person for the preservation of the final revelation that it is not intercepted or interfered with by the devil or devilish elements. The devil was then bothered to even come close up to the heavens lie at the Hill about the looming Bane he went out in hoping that evil and false would cannot approach the Quran from any angle. So after the devil was expelled, they still used to do this, which is referred to in Surah Jin in gananoque, origami Maha matar Italia some that they would sit in the atmosphere of the
heavens and ambush. And they would try and intercept information. And the prophets of Larson said they would eavesdrop. So you know what, you expel a student from the class, and he's walking out the window is slightly open, he overhears a word or two, he doesn't know the necessary context of it. But some discussion walking in and around the environment, he gets the kind of vibe of what's happening inside he gets a vibe of what's happening. He then takes that and communicates it with someone else that this is the latest development. So this is what's happening. The devil would then take that one message or the odd message or that one word which he overheard from discussions of the
angels, and then communicate that to the fortune tellers on the earth. The fortune tellers would then dilute that with 1000 lies and sensationalize it, and then cause mayhem and corruption in the earth and sell it and make money out of it. But the gullible nature of people is if one prediction of a man was right, they will fall for it even if 99 was was incorrect. And there is our people would fall prey to the fortune 10 of the fortune tellers. So the fortune tellers had a contract with the devil had a contract with the devil. And that is why the Quran refuted that
When you accuse Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam of being a fortune teller, Allah said one man who
may be born in a brothel, that one of the signs of the fortune tellers were they were misers to get one info out of them. You had to pay an arm and a leg, because they were contracted to the devil, the devil would eavesdrop one word, bring it to them. And he says, I'll tell you this, but that is what I say to people. You go to the sealer, and all these other charms and wishing bones and find out all these things, tell them and don't tell me about my future. I can tell you, you can tell me about my past.
Tell me what has happened to me. And nobody can tell you. It's only in the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But it's easy to throw you about tomorrow and next year in the future. And you know what? Just make you feel soft and happy and good. And you feel no, no, no, something is coming right in 2015 and 14 will be a more promising year and economy will be more booming markets will be better things will be more conducive. It's easy to say those things. So when the devil's tried to intercept the info, suddenly there was a shooting star that was toward them. Yeah Did dinner who Sheila Masada he would find a star that would ambush him
so that's when they said wait something has happened peculiar in the heavens something strange has happened. And then they dispatch the groups out that let's go and investigate why until today we could go up suddenly we cannot you accessing the road every day you use it suddenly today, you cannot use it to say well, there's something that has happened I mean, every day I use it. Now this you know is blocked off is part of this is signs this traffic signal is marshaled with something and then you query it and say okay, you know what the road is under renovation, construction or something else. So the the jeannot then dispatch the groups to go and search the world travelers and
find out. And at that time, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was performing prayer, and a group of gentlemen can close up, and they heard the entire prayer and put on and they said, this looks like the man just looks like the man do and do. And I put two and two together. And this is they put in their mind drawing the they said this looks like it. The carpenters and for the moment they had no idea that they had come they had observed they had returned they had concluded subsequently revelation told him at this time while you were prayed, a group of gentlemen came close by they observed everything and they realized what sort of na la mina jenius know poron and when we directed
a group of gentlemen towards you for them
to answer to when they heard it, they said observe silence, phenom
and situ and what did they say in a seminar? Then we heard a run that was revealed after satana Mousavi salatu salam Dora, you're dealing with guides to the truth where Allah sorry, Mr. Dean Yato Nana ijebu dari, a lot of people accept the invite of the messenger of a lot. And then the Masters a lot is and I've had multiple meetings with different delegations of the Jannat in which has said to them I am the enemy of Allah just as I am to the mankind. So as an MIT the jinn guide, and this is mentioned in the different Hadith. So a synopsis and a summarized version of this is that at the point of revelation as a preservation for that, so there's no devilish interruption, or interjection
or interception of any divine message coming from the heavens, and they will barred access from the atmosphere of the heavens as well. And if they were that there was the shooting stars that would be hurled towards that, and immediately they would be destroyed. And this has been alluded to and reference to in this ayah, that indeed, we have adorned the heavens with the stars in addition to adornment, we have also made it a source of penalty in the devils. And like I told you the quotation of photography to Lala it is also a form of direction and navigation. So multiple purpose multiple purpose from the stars that Allah has created, what our intention
was sorry. And we have prepared the punishment of the blazing fire. Some people argue that the dominant ingredient in the jinn is fire. So how would they be punished or burn in hell when fire is against fire? So people asked this question, and today there's no shortage of intelligent thinkers.
And it reminds me of this particular discussion before I'll explain this as well as he has been now we really find this very amazing that he has been more aware with Adobe Reader, but he was a very, very intelligent man. And he was attending a institution back in the days where they were fellow Muslims and non Muslims. So someone took objection to the prohibition of alcohol in Islam and he says I I cannot reconcile with the logic of this year that you must be
I comfortable to drink water, you happy to take
grapes and grape juice, you are fine to take sugar independently, you don't have an issue with the independent individual ingredients. Yet when you put these ingredients together in a process, and then suddenly you say alcohol is forbidden, but separate the ingredients and individually, it's also it's great. You you you enjoy it and you have it. So if it was your car it makes a makes a valid point. You know, you've got me thinking, Hey, I don't know, I wonder. You've got me thinking I got to scratch my head.
So hard a lot. The Scriptures tell us that even prior to the prohibition of alcohol, the subtle influences and messages were already hinting to its inevitable prohibition. So there was already a subtle message but it was the wisdom of Allah that He didn't come down harsh and severe at one time because the Arabs were you know, found in this and these were the practices although the likes of say the North man say that Abubakar who never consumed alcohol, even pre Islam woman in a woman in the late from dates when and when we aren't that happy Dude, I mean, Hosokawa what is Santa, some of us choose to make in toxins and others leave it to be wholesome provisions. So at that juncture,
already, it was not forbidden, but it was already a message separating the two, there is a wholesome usage of this grapes. And there is a beneficial angle to it. And the ease a manner in which you can exploit it. Anyway, look at the brilliant answer of ESB maraya. He said, Are you done with your question? So just I'm done with my question. He said, my brother offered to cut from the mouth. If I take water in my hand, and I sprinkle the water on you. Is that what they're gonna hurt you? No, it's not gonna hurt me. I might just get a bit drenched and wet, but it's not gonna hurt to me. Okay, that's fine. Lower to captain. If I take some grass or some straw, and I heard that towards
you, soft, harmless, passive, gentle grass strong hurt, you know, it might just tickle me just might irritate me not gonna hurt me. Awesome. Great. We on one page, we move in together, lower to get for me. If I take some sand, and I just kept it at CERN in the dust in the atmosphere? No, it's not gonna let me make this get in my eyes and obscure my view and dwindle my vision for a little while. But other than that, I'm not going to suffer or sustain any injury. Perfect. But take that very same sand at the very same glass and that water and I put it through a baking process. And then I come up with a solid a hard break and I heard that brick towards you.
Is it going to hurt you? It might just claim my organ and my lungs. It could be fatal. It could give me a blow. It could be catastrophic. Well, there's your answer. It individually it's wholesome. Put it in a particular way let it ferment. Let it become an intoxicant, and then it's forbidden. It says Subhana Allah today I have been exposed to the beauty of Islam today, and that is why I always say, I don't have the answer. And you don't have the answer, but he's not his dancer. So if somebody asks you say that I don't know this yet, but as long as dancer I must have let me let me concede my ignorance let me confess my inability, but not my Dean, my Dean will never fly you Islam will never
fly you individually. Yes, I have the issues. So we need to understand the beauty of the Quran. So anyway, coming back, the jinn are the dominant ingredient in them is fire and flames. And then
how would they burn in hell. So again, it comes down to the same thing. The dominant ingredient in man is said yet if a person comes with clay that has been baked, and it is hard, and it is solid, and he hurls that towards you, it's gonna hurt you. It doesn't mean that because we are from sand and clay, nothing from sand or clay hurts us it does in the same way it would apply to them. When? Well, when a Latina cafaro ba ba, ba, ba ba Johanna, we sell mostly the punishment of denim Sharpie for those who just believe in the rock. And it is indeed an evil place to return to work with the devils.
In the verse above, it is mentioned exclusively about these gentlemen, that what would happen to them and they would be the shooting star that would be hurled towards them, and for them is a torment in hell and an abode in Indiana. But they have to in a general approach not only that anyone and everyone who denies and disbelief will let the NACA for the punishment of the handle shall be for those who just believe in there are those who deny the existence of the Almighty
must lead and indeed it is an evil abode. We need to realize that no
person's description of this earth or paradise or hell can be more accurate than the very big who created it.
Nobody knows a child better than the Mum, I gave birth. That's what the mother would say you might know it as a father, you will know so much. But there was a mother she gave birth she understands the instinct of the child, a lot created the universe. And Allah has referred to it as a form of deception and delusion metabo rule. This is the nature of it. Allah has created hell and paradise. And we believe these are just not superficial things. These are just not imaginary thing. These are real, they are physical, they are tangible, they are tangible. Allah has created paradise, it's a real place, it's an actual place. It's just not the tranquility of peace for the imaginary mind of
the soul. It is for the physical body as well. Now Allah refers to hell as an evil blaze as a wicked place. I often say none of us would deliberately burn ourselves. But sometimes inadvertently, we have victims of some lack of precaution or circumstances and we might just get burned May Allah say one in all, whether it is a hot water that was just open on you or a kettle that was just left open, or a pot that fell on you and suddenly you got burned first degree, third degree burns. If you if you You know, sometimes I do once visit a particular patient in a clinic and he was in the burn Ward, and he had suffered severe burn wounds. And then you sit in imagine what the Quran speaks
about how cool lama nobrega Judo, but then Judo that it's a verse on the fuck dude. And I even read an article of a doctor who reverted to Islam because of this ayah where Allah says every time the layer of skin will be burned, we will replace it by a another layer to sustain the intensity of the pain and the torment, in which there is a subtle indication to pain receptors in the skin, which was a recent discovery of medical science. And he picked up that wisdom or discussion in this ayah that How could this be referred to 1400 years ago, it can only be the words of the Almighty and he reverted to Islam because of this idea that there are pain receptors that could pick up the pain
calama whenever not only just the skin would ripen but we would replace and substituted. So the hen would not become numb to the pain it wouldn't become accustomed to the pain. It would be a fresh infliction, every infliction
semi or would Arusha he upon where he had the food fool the seventh verse. When they are thrown into it, they will hear it roar. So Mashallah, there is a
blood point presentation here also just to reference it that we aren't the same verse as well. You can have a look at it as well and appreciate it. And we need to magnify this just not on the screen or in our paper, but in our hearts and our minds and it needs to become a deterrent from indulging in the wrong they will hear it roar as it rages. In addition to it being a raging inferno, Johanna will also be angry with the Gruffalo. So some scholars have asked or discussed that this could be metaphoric, while others say it is not metaphoric. It is in its literal tense. So this is also a discussion intercede that the scholars of the seed try their level best to interpret an idea in its
literal context. Unless it could not be reconciled literally. Then we are compelled to refer to it metaphorically. For example, a woman can have a having a pill.
Anyone who is blind in this world will be blind in our film, obviously does not refer to someone being visually impaired in this world will stand up visually impaired in Accra, because we know afterlife never meant to mentalize these were blind Sahaba. These were blind visually impaired, and they were given the greatest glad tidings of General, but rather metaphorically it means the blindness of the heart will be deprived of the boundaries and the flavors of paradise. But wherever possible, the scholars interpret it the scholars of the seed try to interpret it in its literal form, and failing which, if it cannot be reconciled with its literal context, then it would be given
a metaphorical definition and expression and explanation. So many scholars say this year the Quran says when they would be heard in people will hear the fire roar in its rage in its anger. Now, anger rage in roaring, screaming, reacting. These are emotions of humans the winner cool element people
have feelings and creatures social. While while the fire is inanimate, it's lifeless, it doesn't have a soul. So is it an expression of anger from the almighty? Or is it literal? So like I said, many of the scholars say no, the the fire would be given that amount of understanding and ability. And again, Allah has the absolute power, a person who has the mind of believing, and logically looking at everything exclusively, I'm not refuting logic. I don't mince my words here. But everything has to be understood exclusively through logic and logic completely, and not accept and respect the vision or the experience or the expertise, he will grapple and battle with religion and
If there's so much sugar in my body, take out that sugar. Let me digest it in my team. You know, you're never going to see that sugar you're never going to see but you're going to have to believe me that your sugar is too high and you diabetic, with that sugar it is there wherever it is, there's so much iron, can I have some iron? There's so much this. There's too many things in life that we have to embrace and acknowledge and respect the expertise of those that tell us in the very same way in fact have a greater level is what the Quran says. And in accepted. So we there's surely a place and a position of logic. And we're not believing in blind following No, no, no, no, we need to apply
my That is why the proof that logic is an integral vehicle in understanding. If a person doesn't have sound logic, if he's mentally impaired, he is not tasked with the laws of Sharia. If a person is you know, what he is, is physically challenged, he's mentally impaired, then the laws of Islamic jurisprudence do not apply to him because he doesn't have the necessary abilities to identify and relate. That speaks volumes on how important the mind and intellect and logic is you have to have the vehicle of intelligence to access However, there's a limit to the logic, the limit, there's a cut off point, applying your logic to this point. So now you want to ask me that if a man releases
gas, why does he have to wash his face when he breaks when he makes ablution once the time you release in gas from your angle passage and you tell me that you have to wash your face and your hands and your feet and make myself your head? I cannot This is where we have to embrace the divine law that the Divine Will of the Almighty so logic has to come in at a child and parent they engage the son as this answer he asked that the answer that my son when you become a father, you will answer it yourself. If I'm alive come and take me if I'm gone make me
come if you're a parent, you talk my language.
If you're a parent, you know my language what I'm saying you tell him this, you tell him this, you tell him this, then after that, Okay, you know what, just just you're gonna have to just stop there in your tracks. This is something that's only going to dawn upon you later in life. So we believe that the court that the fire would have that level of understanding in fact in another verse of the Quran, I'm cross referencing it for you. And it's something we resign
Why could leave home as a film as a lie, Jana? Why won't we do the one who set in speaks ill of everyone in their presence and behind their back Waylon liquidly who mesothelioma de la Jama Armani a mess as well. His countenance every time he just gets a update from the bank, there was a deposit movement in his account. She just looks at it and you know, just just comfort himself. Yes, everyone, no matter who his attitude is as if his wealth will secure eternity for him. Kela lever is driven. By then appeal for karma, he will be hurled into the crusher, literal translation hakama in Arabic means to crush meaning the fire, the fire would crush you it would grind you, woman
do you have the faintest idea what the crusher is what Hellfire is natural law it is the fire of Allah and Mukunda ignited by a law that leads
to explanations given to this year. The
either the intelligence of the fire, the intelligence of this fire is it will burn the occupant of hell but it will able to scan his horn. If there is a lot in that hot it will not burn that often it will burn around.
I mean today there's a machine that is so intelligent. There's a device that is so intelligent. There is a chip that is so intelligent. There is a gadget that is so intelligent.
I read about it some time ago but I didn't know it must be out. One day when I was flying. They said now we have this goggles. And then we Google and they say they're coming up with the Google goggle
and I guess it's out because I read it some time ago. So you don't have to zoom your phone to everyone. You just you know what look at a man like this is Dennis gone took an image of him immediately and everything would be so it won't be a gadget will have to be carrying in your phone and you live in your pocket or moving around with it.
Just as you would wear your spectacles you'll have this goggle on. And through that you'll have all info and everything. And in today's world, the way things are evolving, if you tell me what's going to happen in 50 years, as the remote as it might be now, but the fact the speed with which science is innovating makes it very easy for me to reconcile with that. It makes it very easy as much as now in today's time, it's inconceivable, but the pattern and the softness with which things are moving, it's easy to understand. So if gadgets can have that level of intelligence and scan and pick up an include and exclude and label and put a barcode and whatever, what can you imagine the fire the fire
would have that ability, that it would scan your heart, and if there is a man, hence a believers heart would be exempted, it would be exempted from from punishment and the other explanation of
that the fire would burn the hearts as well. Like in another verse of the Quran, for Yom
that the punishment of Allah would be the most severe on the day of Yama, a person's heart would also be burnt. In this world, by the time it gets to his vital organs, it claims his life. So his physical body was burned by the time the flame hits his heart or any vital organ, it expires he passes out, whereas in hell and this is the challenge of health. occupant of hell May Allah save us May Allah protect us, men, Allah protect the entire world.
And occupants of hell would suffer the torment and the agony, which in medical definition, in every situation, would result in the inevitable death of that human, he would reach that point of inevitable death, but to compound it, he will never die.
But when a person is chronically ill, and he's terminally ill, and as much as you're optimistic for his recovery, Muslim or otherwise, and he passes on the almighty had mercy on him. The Almighty had made his peace on him, everybody says, You know what? Sorry to hear the death of the Lord laid over. But maybe, maybe so bead better because it was not alive. But this is what the Quran says learn how to fail how well I a look at the beauty of the lie your moto fi how
they will not live in hell no die, not lived because this is not a lie. A person that is living and he's on a machine and is in an intensive unit, and he's got all pipes around him. And there's no communication. They say that his brain dead is a cabinet. He might be yes living that you haven't yet you know what signed him off as dead on this earth. But in terms of quality of life, there is no life he is not alive, and he is not dead. So we Eazy E is that in between phase and that is what the Quran says that the dwellers of hell will be in this condition. In fact, the 13th to the law says he had
to go to solo. So due to the intensity just I don't go this is you know, can speak for hours and hours. And I've discussed in many of my blogs, hell and paradise, hell and paradise, and both things are there. It's not there to scare anyone or it's not there to wrongly entice you. The Quran has objectively cautioned us against that and invited us to get so in moderation we need to speak of paradise. And coupled with that we need to reflect over hell as well because these are active discussions of the Quran. These are themes of the Quran. So a person in desperation of thirst will scream out for a liquid and a drink.
And what does he get what he has studied. And if they yell and scream for help, you have to they will be aided BMR in with water he or she will do that will roast the skin of their face.
Chava Yes, we literally means to roast.
Now drop the water. But then the third is going to compel you to give a simple analogy I give to my students you drive in and then you say give me a drink and there is this water but it is too warm. It's not even regular temperature. It's not chilled, and it's an extremely blistering scorching hot day. Now. We're gonna drink this water. We'll stop here we'll get your regular convenient show and you know, some seminar or we'll get some stuff at the garage and buy some drinks etc. You drive drive. There's no garage, to drive drive drive to get there. There's no drinks after the oil. Okay, just give me that water.
Just give me that water. desperation will take you to any bounce. That's it desperation will
bring you down and you eat that. A boy comes home What's there to eat? There's no there's nothing to eat. Believe nothing that I want to eat is enough food at home but what I want, right since our burger and all the rest of it, so no problem. This is it now it's okay. He gets to his bed. Now he's hungry. The stomach is growling, is having a rumbling tummy, gets back in the kitchen, takes out the bread puts a topping on it and he eats it why desperation otherwise I'm not going to follow. I'm going to eat humble, humble pie. I'm gonna have to swallow my pride. forget my arrogance and eat so I can sleep. Now imagine the occupant of now May Allah save us May Allah save us. Give me water? No,
no, this is not what this is burning me at a distance, but the thirst would compel him to resort to that very burning water
was so unhappy.
And they would be given such boiling water for par.
It will break the intestines and it will exit through the back passage.
can you possibly imagine this year?
Then the Quran says the general rule he will try and gulp it while I occur. Do you see who but it's not palatable that you can drink it. I mean medication. You know, someone said, Look, I'm gonna take this medicine diligently religiously, but it's better. If it's better, it's better it doesn't have things you can't acquire the tastes of medication you're going to frown and scowl and just be unpleasant and then immediately on the Gulf water with it. Yet the Java rule he will try and calculate what do you see Uber is not going to cross his throat. We are at our domain called Lima con. And it will be as the debt is going to seize and strike at any moment but that will never come.
Omar who will be made? So this is what we say I mentioned to someone the other day I said to the noble companions, may Allah be pleased with them. They took life casually and they took death seriously. We take life seriously attack casually.
This is the difference. We take life. If you know what man is so busy, so occupied. And honestly speaking in the context in which way we live in today, there's so much happening on the global stage on a macro level. I cannot imagine how a man can magnify his personal issues. I've got issues and I'll at any point you'll be foolish to believe I don't have an I'll be naive to believe you don't have because we all have but to magnify our own issues with such things that happen in on the global stage. When we see Candide, we see brutality we see so many things that are happening. How can we sit and magnify our own issues? Really we need to take I'm not saying ignore life. I'm not saying
become careless with life. I'm not saying become negligent with life. But I'm saying we need to take death more seriously that more seriously.
We move on to the eighth verse, the kadota manias luminol, cola will tip fountains
it will be raging so greatly that it will seem as if it is about to burst out of fury. A Mohawk above the fire is about to burst out of fury. Now that is the time you know you for a person at night. I've said this and I say this again and I hope it can stimulate someone.
Every one of us had had some spiritual moment in our life and hopefully and May Allah give it to us even more. But you always are. Each one has some moment that he will reminisce he will cherish he will dwell with whether it was perhaps 127 nights of Ramadan. Or perhaps one day he was at his lowest point and he felt so dejected and distraught and he just came to the masjid and he prayed and he came to the Almighty and the tranquility that gripped him or perhaps a woman going through labor and she's having a down moment and she was chatting with the almighty from her heart, whatever each one. But I've said this there's nothing for me in my humble life that has given me a greater kick in
spirituality than reciting Quran and understanding the message of the Almighty. That feeling is something that I cannot tell someone is sometimes you feel that you don't want to tell a person that in him I feel that look at us check what is he trying to tell us what's his emotion is he trying to show off is he trying to impress but realize applied now been set in Nila
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I would be studying an IRA and I understand its beauty of the law but the father of the field will be a loved one who and I would get so engrossed and consumed that I actually want to scream out to the whole world, hollywood your activities and come in join me understand what I'm understanding.
isn't like I want to scream I've seen
People I travel quite often male acceptable humbled levels you sitting in a business lounge and perhaps there's some game being played that. And next thing you see this big scream and if you know what happened to Okay, they scored a goal, I thought something happened. It's called a goal
like dignified measured, corporate calculated highfliers, I thought you carry yourself with respect man, the people, okay, you can have a little chapter level of love but like you almost losing your senses, you're screaming like,
to corporate life like you're you're a prominent man, man, take care of yourself, carry yourself with respect, carry yourself with respect. And I often say this because I travel a lot. You know, sometimes it takes exposure to other cultures to appreciate the richness of your own.
Sometimes it takes exposure to other cultures, to appreciate the richness of your own. So when I sit down in my brain and my lovely wife, my wife, you know, she always packs my food and gives me a nice healthy meal and, and it's always fragrant and when it's opening up and people are all like eyes on you, and you read in your downline, your prayer, and I take my time and my space and I make no bones about it. It's something to eat. And I whenever I fly, and I fly off when I take a time to make it look my hands. I just feel that closeness to my Creator. You know, you're up in the atmosphere. You realize like the Quran says that look at the vessel. Look at that ship. It's huge. But in compared
to the oceans, it's a speck. It's a speck, right? There's a 380 takes of this jumbo plane with all its technology, but look around you and open the shutter and you're a speck in that atmosphere. You just a spec, you just the.in the atmosphere, and you realize how feeble you are, and I just enjoy making drive that time. The feeling is it's just so amazing. It gives you this this this great connection with the Almighty.
Anyway, we the point of a senior is the richness so when you fly, and you eat in now you're looking at others. And you always stop to eat with your eyes and eat what is in front of you. I'm good in Hades. I'm not going through it but some Mila will be a meeting, or could it be my alley, the prophet SAW said I do not recline and eat. And now you see someone eating and then you realize, okay, I can see how beautiful my teachings are completely reclined. Showing independence to the meal. And then he's busy with his thing and then his eyes is glued on and eaten and
his eyes are glued is ordering something he doesn't even turn his gaze and said no, this is the teachings of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam that he would humble himself. And then he would take the name of Allah, then he would wash his hands. And then what is the prayer when we would wrap up the clock Alhamdulillah Hamden Kathy Ron, Baba can be ergonomic fee and voila, we're done in when I was studying and underwater. Oh my Lord, we wrap up this tablecloth, and we conclude this meal, not showing independence of this meal. We have separated for now. But within a few hours, we will be back in need of this vote, dependency weakness, feebleness, someone said you eat like a slave or
man, a proper sunset? And can there be a greatest slave than me? Can there be and you look at it, the man is eating with his left hand, and he's drinking with police for writing is free. It's not occupied. And I'm not condoning that. If it's occupied, you get the right hand with an asset Well, that is the beauty. I never knew how great my teachings were. And if I was not told, perhaps I would have been doing the same thing. I would have been minor B taught us Canada who knew he would know who he was gonna hit the will use rajala even Canada that the blessing right hand was used for food or anything that had a clean, clean angle to it a pure angle to it, while the left hand was used for
impurities for going in the bathroom or the washroom or picking up anything that had dealt to it. Now instead and see the detail explanation of the teachings of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam it only dawns upon you when you get exposed to others to appreciate the detail in Islam and the beauty of Islam. What time do we conclude? So we light up against that. Okay, so let's just conclude this ayah the caribou Tamiya domina Live, Kula will pay a fee and our phones cause an alarm.
So whenever the it would be on the burst of the fire would be on the verge of bursting on the verge of bursting in its rage and its anger whenever a group would be heard in silence.
The keeper of hell the custodian of hell. Now we know the keeper of Paradise the head keeper is known as the reward. Why is the head the keeper of Hell is known as Malik.
There are 19 angels that are in charge. And if you see the Sierra zz there's a whole detailed write up why they are 19 angels. And there's a whole explanation to this yet. And so they would just say, Well, the first was revealed there are 19 angels in charge of health. Then the Knights of Abuja made a remark and he said, Only 19 I'll grab three, you dropped five, you will all too and we'll let everyone go to Paradise.
That's exactly what they said, no problem. I got me a good walk, walk, walk, walk, I got him. I got him. I got him Move, move, move. So you know what, we will come there, we will grab them all drop that 19. Allah said, I didn't say they are 19 humans, I said 19 angels when is enough to destroy the
rockabilly brothers and sisters, I'm saying to you, and I hope I've said it to my students that I hope I can tend to live your spiritual taste buds, that gets you connected. I will never forget this. And I'll leave you on this note. I was in California, and I gave a talk. And I was speaking about the Quran. And there was a young boy that approached me. And he said, shall you really today, open up my eyes, got chatting with me. And he said, I really want to study and I didn't make much of it. I gave my talk. I spoke to him. I said, Listen, try alive, the greatest and he said, but the way you put it across, I really want to get connected. I prayed for him. I had a word with him and I
moved on. Years later, I came back to the same machine. And I see this young boy and Mashallah, Natalia and everybody is Chef chef, you know, the chef, another chef, like, No, I don't know him. After the prayer. And after my talk, he comes to me, is it Do you have a real connection that you came to California at this day at this place? And you gave a talk? You're kind of you remember a few youth came and rallied around you? I said, Yeah, you got me my thinking cap on. And I was one of them. And I was inspired and today I have graduated as a scholar. And I said I can just hope and wish and pray that that is a source of forgiveness for me on the day of the armor, but I'm saying to
you, this is the Quran, connect yourself I'm not saying forsaken, abandon your activities, we need to be objective, but get into understanding it it is so beautiful, how a lot describe what Allah mentioned. And I say to you, you know I have this issue at home is like my wife is always Are you done with this book? Are you done with that? Because women like you know that neatness and cupboards and all that. And all I like it just leave me and my books. And it is such a pleasure to sit and research and memorize an Arabic poetry or Quran and Sunnah. It's just I'm grateful to the Almighty, the thrill it gives me the pleasure it gives me is just something I cannot describe. But I'm trying
to say that it gives us people can sit and peruse porn for hours and hours. People can sit on the net and peruse unsavory things for hours and hours. I'm not talking about the ripple implications on society and the breaking in marriages and the collapse in our society. I'm saying for hours and hours you can sit in watch that felt that impurity, if only that wicked passion can be substituted with a noble passion of Quran. The destiny of this oma would have been different or something along those