Tawhid in the Quran

Tahir Wyatt

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Hello. So lots of them. I don't know why they're early, he will suck up women who are there. And the consistent message of the Quran or the consistencies that are found in the Quran

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are one of the greatest miracles of the Quran for those who ponder its meanings. Unless perhaps Allah says in the Quran and pray to the Koran, they not ponder over the Quran will they'll condemn and delighted that the ones you do hit lohja do 15 F and kitty on if it had been from other than Allah, if revelation if this crime, the speech of a loss of habitat it if it had come from other than Allah, then you would have found in it many contradictions.

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That's important for us to look at the broad framework of what we're covering in this juice the eighth part, if you will, of the Koran.

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That's because this part of the Quran is split between split evenly, in fact, between two sorters right, half of this juice isn't sorted till anime, and the other half of the juice isn't sorted out off, so the sixth and seventh chapters of the Quran.

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However, there are some consistent themes throughout the Jews, even though it's split between these two songs. And inshallah I'm going to go over just one of those themes. And it is, in fact, the reason why the Sora the first one that we're covering, which is the sixth chapter of the Quran, sola to the nine is the reason why it is named an eye. And so I want to look at that inshallah, and look at how it kind of relates to

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a broader theme in the law. So, first of all, it's important to note that sorta l n is a Mexican, sorta which shape I want to talk about yesterday. And the meccan sorters are quite different from the Medina and sorters are those sources that were revealed after the Prophet some light it was some of them

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migrated to Medina. And that's because the meccan sorters don't focus a lot on rules and regulations and legal technicalities, if you will, they don't focus a lot on the do's and the don'ts of our what we would call our jurisprudence or our phip.

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So, when we look at the first part of saw an eye, in fact, the first 73 is all dealing with the relationship between a loss of habitat and his creation, establishing his oneness, his uniqueness and his names and his attributes, and his right to be worshipped alone. There are also many proofs that are established against the idolaters and those who reject the messengers in general.

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And, and so we get to an app and this is an am literally means livestock a lot of times the chapter itself is translated as cattle but it's broader than that so and I'm refers to livestock as a whole and during the time that the Prophet said it was some of them was receiving Revelation, this was primarily camels, cattle and sheep and go so.

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So what does anime have to do with tau heat? Like if this whole sorta right is dealing with the oneness of Allah, his right to be worshipped alone dealing with his names and his attributes? And then we have that beautiful story of Ibrahim or Abraham it is Sadam in his argument with his people to establish the oneness of Allah.

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Then what does the fact that you know what, what I eat or how I deal with my camels in my cattle? What does that have to do with the broader picture? Well, the reality is, is that though, many people may read this and see for example, that I see that say, and eat from what the name of Allah Subhana tada has been mentioned on and so forth, and may think that this is actually coming to establish some rulings or some legal technicalities in terms of how we eat or don't eat. The reality is, is that these verses that talk about L and Nam, okay, which is what the sword was named after the first one of them comes in the 136. And then you find that again, and 138 and 139 and 142. So

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anyway, that string of five or six is a last chance I was talking about livestock, but it's not

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Because

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it's actually to establish a very major and important point of our creed.

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And that is that a law alone is the one who has the right to determine what is permissible and what is not permissible. And so he's arguing, or make or bringing these proofs against the mushrikeen, the idolaters, who decided that certain animals are not going to be permissible for certain people, and other animals, were not going to allow anyone to ride on them. And these ones were not going to allow to carry anything. And then they said, for example, we'll call him f equal to and he had the him and I'm

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Holly, certainly the codina, will mohalla monada, as well, as you know, they would say that the offspring of these and iron ore, what are in the wombs of these animals are purely for our men. And the women don't have any share in that. And so they're making something impermissible for women, that Allah actually made permissible for them. And so, Allah is saying, to us, to the believers, conditioning us to say listen,

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when you are a Muslim, meaning that you submit fully to the commands of Allah, then you have to accept the commands of Allah as they are and don't change them. Don't you come and make something permissible that God has made impermissible and don't make something impermissible, that God has made permissible because in fact, this is a form of worship, how's that?

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When the verse was revealed, in sorta tilba, which is the ninth chapter of the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah says it's tough to borrow one bedroom or bathroom and Daniela almasi have no money. They took their rabbis and monks as Lourdes besides Allah, and also at Mercy, Heaven, Amalia, the Messiah, the Son of Mary, Jesus It is so then I'd even Hatem who was a companion of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he said to the Prophet, we didn't use to worship them. And we didn't use to worship the the rabbi's, the monks, and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said to him did that they make permissible what Allah made impermissible? And so you also made it permissible and didn't they make

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impermissible would allow me permissible and so therefore you made it permissible? So in other words, you were following them in the way that they legislated things? And a lot of saying, this is the right of God alone to decide what is permissible, and what is not what is lawful and what is not what is moral, and what is not, this theme carries over, threw out the Quran because and this is the point that that is very important, because those who don't follow that are basically saying that we actually have the same right, as the messengers of God. And you look at what what was talked about yesterday, and also mentioned again today about that radical skepticism. And so you find it here

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again, they say, we will not believe until we are given head 10, not 10 myth limb at all to sort of like we're not going to believe until we're given what the messengers were given another words until revelation comes to us.

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Allahu Allah mohe through yahoodi sadita Allah knows best where to put his message, he knows best, who to give His revelation to and so it's not for us to determine what is lawful or unlawful, immoral or immoral. And so you you travel over now let's look at for example, the beginning of sort of took off, and we we look at with the machete King, the idolaters. Again, they're saying well, he got fired. In fact, he should attend Corfu, which I deny that you have an hour long Amazon FBA when they do some active immoralities. They say this is what we found our father's doing is what we found our ancestors doing and the law commands that us to do this called in the law, law yet model will

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fracture. A law does not command with morality. You go even further. You just a couple more pages. Pullman hub limousine to LA he lets you off allegedly Betty, who is it say who is it that makes impermissible the adornment that Allah has made permissible for his servants. This was a reveal about the Arabs who would go around the Kaaba, they would they would circumambulate the Kaaba naked. But they wouldn't they wouldn't wear any clothes because they were saying is impermissible to wear

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Close. So last minute I say who is it that is made impermissible what I have made? What I have made permissible. And so it's very important that we we recognize this point here. Now, does that mean that we're not going to sin that we're not going to fall into disobedience to a lot? No, it doesn't mean that. And in fact, we get this at the very beginning of the chapter, the seven chapters sort of out off. When we look at the story of Adam and Sam, he disobeyed the law he ate from the tree. Okay, but he also repented. It met now here's an important point, I hope that we really pay attention to this is a takeaway for every Muslim.

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And for non Muslims as well.

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If we recognize that what we are doing is wrong, then we have a chance for repentance, we have a chance to turn back to a law because we know that what we have done is wrong. And we're all going to be those people who do things that are wrong, from time to time. And we're going to need God to forgive us for those things, and we're going to turn to him and repentance.

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But if we don't believe that what we're doing is wrong. And we actually believe that we have the right now yeah, I know that this is what it says in the Quran. And I know that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said this, but I'm going to rationalize my way out of it. I'm going to actually figure out a way to make this seem halau for me, then I'm never going to repent from that and this is exactly what happened. And the story of a blease

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when he says when I lost friends, Allah commanded him to bow to Adam. He said what and a halal Min holux and even now, well hello to him in clean you. I am better than him. I'm not prostrating to him because I am better I know that this is what you commanded me to do. Yeah, Allah, but it doesn't make sense to me. And see, so what happens is, when we know that Allah Subhana, Allah has commanded us to do something, we can't follow the way of those who rejected the messengers. We should not be like those who denied the messengers and rejected faith, Allah is, is telling us and sort of Tila anon Be wary of that path. Because that is a path that will take you down a very slippery slope and

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you may not be able to come back from it. So if there's something that comes to you from guidance, meaning, it comes to you from the Quran, it comes to you from the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu. It was Sunnah. And maybe you don't really understand that. That's okay. It really is because a lot of us I mean, it doesn't matter how long you study, you're going to learn new things every day. There are things that you didn't understand yesterday that you'll understand today. And, and so panela if you're tuning into this right now you're watching it live or you watch it later, and you're trying to understand the core I know that this is the path that Allah wants for you. And

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Allah azza wa jal, if he wants guidance for somebody, yes, why Southern Islam, he will open his heart up to full submission, which is what it stands, right. So full submission. And when you submit fully, you will find that inner peace and you'll get salvation in the next slide. And if you don't, and you fight it, you're not going to find any inner peace because you're Fitzwater your natural disposition wants to obey the commands of God. Okay, so if you fight that is that there's gonna be inner turmoil, and you're subjecting yourself to losing out on Allah Subhana. Allah is mercy in the hereafter. So again, if you're if you're watching this right as a good sign, keep learning. keep

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studying revelation, and as the do it, the prophet our Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to make a very important prayer, he would say, Why did he and he Allah guide me? Well, yes, Cyril who did it and make guidance, easy for me. Because sometimes we know what we're supposed to do. But it's not easy for us. Sometimes it's not easy, because we don't really understand fully Why am I supposed to do this? And why am I not supposed to do that? The point is that we know what we're supposed to do, and we're not supposed to do and as we continue in knowledge, then hopefully Allah will give us that light so that we understand the rationale behind his commands and his prohibitions. That the the

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point here and I'll close here and say, I'm sorry for going over my time.

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But but but but the point that I'd like to close with is that we have to do our best and as we begin to forge our American Muslim identity, if you will, we have to do our best to make sure that what we are doing is totally in line to the best of our ability with the commands of God. It is He subhana wa tada who has the right to determine that which He wants us to do and that which He wants us to do that which is moral and that which is immoral, and is our job, it is our duty as Muslims to submit to that and then to seek that knowledge that will help us to better understand His commands and his prohibitions. Well

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I'd also love some of our enemies. Labor kita Victoria Palawan just one reflection as you were speaking, I can't help the chair.

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You know, the prophet sighs undescribed pride as to he said, pride is also not a battle and Huck, which is to either be little people, or to reject the truth, rare rarely do you see that a person who rejects the truth does not belittle others, because there's a sign of arrogance that's going to be there. But at the same time, which shape on with the devil in that one moment, he actually did both right, he belittled the creation of man, and either mighty saddam and his descendants. And he rejected the truth through his rationale, and things of that sort. And we might escape one form of pride might not be condescending to people, but we want to unlock things for ourselves. And so as he

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said, always try to find loopholes and find a way that's inherent in men, that when their desires become too prominent and unrestricted, that they're going to start finding a way to make those desires in accordance with or to make truth in accordance with the pursuit of those desires so that they don't have to commit to anything that's uncomfortable. And so come to the law. I was not uncomfortable with either one of you tonight, Zack Manuel Hainan for not making us comfortable, beautiful reflections, as always.