Fahm Al-Quran – 01B Al Baqarah 1 29

share this pageShare Page
Taimiyyah Zubair

Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair

Series:

Episode Notes

Juz’ 1: Al-Fatihah – Al-Baqarah 1-141

Al-Baqarah 1-29

Episode Transcript

© No part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever. Transcripts are auto-generated and thus will be be inaccurate. We are working on a system to allow volunteers to edit transcripts in a controlled system.


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

You

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

sooner,

00:01:07--> 00:02:05

the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, recite Surah Al Baqarah read Surah Al Baqarah for reciting it is a blessing and leaving it is a cause of grief and the magician's cannot counter it. This is a surah that chases shayateen away. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Do not turn your houses into graveyards, do not turn your houses into graveyards. shaylen runs away from the house in which Surah Al Baqarah is recited. So, let us see what the surah says the surah whose recitation is a means of blessing, who's abandoning is a cause of grief. What is the surah Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Alif Lam Meem Valley Kalki tabula rasa Buffy who de Lille Mata Ki in Alif

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

Lam Meem This is the Book about which there is no doubt a guidance for those conscious of Allah Who are the Mater clean, they are those who refrain from saying who perform the obligations and who protect themselves from being punished in the hereafter. The fact is that taqwa is the foundation of every good deed. A man came to the country and he said, advise me. He said, I asked the same question to the Prophet salallahu salam, and he said to me, all seek a better koala. For in the who wrote Sukkot Alicia, he observed the code of Allah, for it is the head of everything. It is the root of every good deed, every deed that is performed with a lot in mind. While kobudo Jeevan Anima while

00:02:59--> 00:03:49

the heart is directed to Allah is paying attention to Allah, then that deed will be counted as almost as a righteous deed. Because it is not possible that a person fears Allah. He remembers Allah and then he does wrong. And if he does end up making a mistake, then the fear of Allah will cause him to repent and will make him go back on track. taqwa, what is it, it is to walk carefully, it is to tread carefully in this life. So those who fear Allah Mottaki, those who desire guidance, then Allah has revealed this book for them for their benefit. Who are they? And levena you may not wanna believe where you came on assala woman models economy and Phil Cohn. They are those who believe in

00:03:49--> 00:04:35

the unseen, who established prayer and spend out of what We have given them, whatever they have been given, they do not consider it to be just for themselves. They're not stingy with the gifts that Allah has given them. Rather they share those gifts, whether it is money, food, or good thought, knowledge, whatever Allah has given them, they give to others and when they give than what they have, does not reduce. In fact, Allah gives them even more because of what they have given to the servants of Allah. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, a slave shall not believe until he believes in formatters, the testimony of La Ilaha Illa Ma, and that Muhammad Rasul Allah, that whom

00:04:36--> 00:05:00

Allah has sent with the truth, and that a servant must believe in depth in the certainty of death. And he believes in the resurrection after death, and he believes in an in Divine Decree. Now, if you look at all of these aspects, they're all part of alive. They're all part of the unseen world, the person who truly has

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

stucco is this one, the one who believes in the realities of the unseen world and the reality of Allah, His Messenger, the day of judgment, gender, non alpha.

00:05:15--> 00:06:04

And this is the person who will work in this life with the author in mind when levena You mean una Bhima en de la la caja wama, Anja, lemon publika wobbel hirota homeopathy known, there are those who believe in what has been revealed to you in the Quran. And what has been revealed before you all of the previous scriptures and of the Hereafter, they are certain in faith, they have the Hara in mind, una Corolla houda Mira be him. Those are upon right guidance from their Lord, what Allah ecoman Muslim own, and it is those who shall be successful. These people are successful, these people are rightly guided. And on the other hand, in the levena cafaro indeed those people who disbelieve it is

00:06:04--> 00:06:59

all the same for them. Whether you warn them or do not warn them, they will not believe they will not believe some people are soft hearted. They fear Allah unless guidance is for them. There are other people who are hard in their hearts. Their hearts are not absorbent, rather their hearts are repellent. Their hearts are impermeable. They hear the truth. They see it, they read it, they know it, they recognize it, yet they do not accept it. Such people, no matter how much they are warned about the Hereafter, no matter how much they're warned about Allah, their hearts remain unaffected. Why? Why? Because they are not seekers of guidance. When they reject guidance, then they are also

00:06:59--> 00:07:47

rejected. So much so that Allah has set a seal up on their hearts and upon their hearing, and over their vision is a veil and for them is a great punishment. They do not see they do not understand even if the truth is bare before them obvious before them, they do not understand for such people is a great punishment. Then there's another category of people, the hypocrites, some people, they're believers, inside and outside, in their heart is faith. And on the outside is almost Sonic, they also show faith. There are other people who are disbelievers on the inside. And on the outside, there's gopher inside and there's gopher outside. And then there's a third category of people who

00:07:47--> 00:08:19

are disbelievers inside, but they pretend to be believers on the outside. They show that they have a man, but in their hearts, there is not any portion of men. and due to this discrepancy, their words don't match their deeds, what they say contradicts their hearts. Women are nasty. And among people are some who say meaning they say what their mouths unadilla what

00:08:20--> 00:09:06

they say that we believe in Allah and the Last Day, but Allah says, woman whom many, they are not believers, they say we believe but Allah does not accept their claim of faith. You have your own Allah how alladhina amanu then try to deceive Allah and those who believe because they lie. This contradiction of heart and tongue that in the heart is no faith, zero faith, but on the tongue. The person says that he has faith, this lie, this contradiction. What is this is deception. They're trying to deceive Allah. They're trying to deceive believers in their hearts. They don't really believe in Allah. They don't really believe in the last day, but they say they do. Allah says they

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

do not deceive except themselves. They do not deceive except themselves and they perceive it not. This is where we need to reflect on ourselves. We need to take a look into our hearts has the ultimate truth settled in my heart, the ultimate truth that Allah exists, that Allah exists with his attributes, that he is the one who is causing everything to happen, and that one day I shall return to Him on a day when I have to be answerable for what I have done, when no deed of mind, big or small shall remain hidden. Do I really believe in this? And if I say that I do, then do I really act according

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

To this belief, does my life show that I believe in an all seeing, and all knowing, and all hearing God? Do my actions testify that I am a worker who will be called to account? I am a servant who is striving to his master? Does my life testify to this? Or is it that our tongues just say big words, I believe in a law, I love a law, is it just that it is lip service, and a man has not really entered the heart, hypocrisy cannot be removed from the heart until he man settles in the heart. What we say? we really mean to say it, we really mean it from all our heart. And if that is not the case, then whatever a person says, whatever he says, I believe I love ifollow than whatever he says,

00:10:58--> 00:11:45

is merely words. It is just to satisfy people, this is deception. And this kind of lip service is not acceptable to Allah subhanho wa Taala. When is your own, they do not even realize they do not even realize that they're deceiving themselves. This is also a sign of hypocrisy, that a person does not see he does not notice he does not recognize his own mistakes. And even if he does, he does not admit them, he does not acknowledge them. And when he does not acknowledge them, he does not rectify himself, physically will be him muddled in their hearts is a disease. They do not think rationally. Why? Because their hearts are diseased, diseased with what with the love of this world. their

00:11:45--> 00:12:17

priorities are different. They don't fear Allah, they don't worry for the aka, their hearts are hollow, their hearts are sick. And if the heart is sick, then how can one ever be in good health in their hearts is a disease facade hola hamato la. So Allah has increased their disease. Why? Because when a disease is left uncured then it gets worse over time. And for them is a painful punishment, because they used to lie.

00:12:18--> 00:13:15

They used to lie. And this is why for them is a painful punishment. What is the lie that they said in their heart is one thing and on the tongue is something else? The reality is one thing and what they say is something else. Remember, lying is one of the biggest signs of hypocrisy. One of the biggest signs of hypocrisy. Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu said, Oh people, beware of lying. Beware of lying, for indeed, lying is not from a man. It is not from a man. It is separate from a man. Meaning where there is a man, then that person does not lie. The person in whose heart is a man, then the tongue of that person cannot lie. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Whoever has these

00:13:15--> 00:14:08

three traits is a hypocrite. Even if he fasts. Listen to this, even if he fasts, even if he prays, even if he does have and he does the aroma, and he says that he is a Muslim. If he has these three traits, then he is a hypocrite. What are those three traits? When he speaks he lies when he makes a promise he breaks it. When he's interested with an Amana he betrays and all of these things are different shades of lying, false promises, exaggerations, false claims of love, false claims of friendship, false praise, all of these are lies and they must be removed from our lives. honesty and truthfulness is what we need to adopt, that before we say something, we check, is it true? Or is it

00:14:08--> 00:14:40

not true? Otherwise, good deeds will be wasted? Because the one who lies habitually then who is he a hypocrite. What did the Prophet sallallahu Sallam say that even if he prays, even if he performs How much? Even if he fasts, then what does it mean? That because of his lying, all his good deeds, nullified, they're wasted. I shuttle de la Mourinho said there was no trade more hated to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam than lying.

00:14:41--> 00:15:00

This is something that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam despised, he hated it. So much so that a man would lie before him and the Prophet sallallahu southerns conduct with him would remain changed, until it would become known that that person has repented.

00:15:01--> 00:15:07

And when that person had repented from his life, then yes, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam his conduct would improve with him.

00:15:08--> 00:15:34

So here again, we need to check ourselves, where, what are those moments? What are those times? What are those places? What are those situations in which we end up lying? Why do we lie out of fear of people, to please them, to satisfy them to look good in front of their eyes, in order to pretend to be what we are not. But what is the outcome of this

00:15:36--> 00:15:56

alene of painful punishment. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, there will come to the people years of treachery, when the liar will be regarded as honest and the honest man will be regarded as a liar. A time will come, when honesty will be considered line.

00:15:58--> 00:16:48

But for this is a painful punishment. So no matter how common no matter how common line becomes, a believer does not lie. Why? Because he remembers that line brings or that one Aleem. What is that painful punishment? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that indeed How mean boiling hot water will be poured over their heads that amin will penetrate until it finds its way to the inside of the person. Then whatever is inside will fall out until it pours over his feet while it melts away. Then he will be reformed to how he was and the punishment shall be repeated are the urban Aleem. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said in hell, there are snakes with long rising necks, whose

00:16:48--> 00:17:44

one bite would cause one to feel the poison for 40 years in hell, there are scorpions like mules, huge scorpions, whose one sting would cause one to feel poison for 40 years. This is why this is no simple matter. No matter what lies must be eliminated from our lives. They must be eliminated from our lives, what will happen if we are embarrassed because of the truth? So what if someone will get upset, no matter what it is, it cannot be worse than Aleem. Then when afikomen Allah says about them, that when it is said to them do not cause corruption on the earth. They say we are but reformers, they call their corruption reform. In reality, they're causing harm, but they think that

00:17:44--> 00:18:29

they're bringing benefit. unquestionably, it is they who are the corrupters but they perceive it not. Why don't they perceive that their actions are destructive? Their actions are not causing reform. Rather their actions are causing destruction. Why do they not realize this? Because the heart is sick, the heart is blind, so they do not understand. And when it is said to them believe as the people have believed, meaning believe like the Sahaba believed, they say should we believe as the foolish have believed? The Sahaba were foolish to them. Why? Because this harbor did not lie. They spoke the truth. Just like today, if a person speaks the truth, if a person adheres to the

00:18:29--> 00:19:20

truth, then he is considered foolish, unless as unquestionably It is they who are the foolish but they know it not. And when they meet those who believe they say, we believe but when they are alone with their evil ones, they say indeed we are with you. We were only mockers wherever they go. They become like the people who are around them. But they show loyalty to to those who are like them to their own likes to their leaders. Unless as Allah mocks them, they mock at the believers. Allahu Yes, does he obey Him alone mocks them and prolongs them in their transgression while they wander blindly. The moon Africans are happy with the immediate results of their treachery of their deceit

00:19:20--> 00:19:59

of their line of their cheating and they think they're very intelligent when they have lied. But in reality, they are only preparing more fuel for themselves in the fire of hell. But they do not realize this. They do not realize their foolishness. They do not realize their wrongs and they keep running and rushing in wrong ways. Una eco Latina estado de la ville Huda. Those are the ones who have purchased error in exchange for guidance. They have given up guidance, they have taken misguidance so their transgression has brought them no profit. It will

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

Not benefit them ultimately, nor were they guided. There example is that a one who kindled a fire, but when it illuminated what was around him, Allah took away their light and left them in darkness. So they could not see someone, Bookman or omean, for whom layer g rune they are deaf, dumb and blind, so they will not return to the right path. When there is light, we can see what things really are. When the light of put on the news of hedaya, the light of guidance, it shines forth, we begin to see our faults, we begin to see our errors. But the example of the hypocrites has given over here that those who do not wish to follow the truth, those who do not wish to mold themselves according

00:20:53--> 00:21:36

to truth. Rather, they want that the truth should be molded according to their desires than what happens even if they're surrounded by lights. Even if they are surrounded by guidance, even if they're surrounded by sound knowledge, what happens to such people, they do not benefit from that guidance, even in the least. Why? Because the hub Allahu venuti him, Allah has taken their light away, they become blind, they do not see their own faults, they do not see their own errors. So they do not benefit from this guidance in the least. Why? Because when they don't recognize their mistakes, they do not repent, they do not reform, they do not leave their sense. Rather they become

00:21:36--> 00:22:24

blind and deaf to guidance. So here we make God to Allah, that Oh Allah, as we journey through the Quran gives us the ability to recognize our mistakes, admit them, acknowledge them, and beg your forgiveness and show us the way out of them into light into better ways ways that you like. Oh, cool. So you've been mean a summer, or their example is like that of a rainstorm from the sky, within which is darkness, thunder and lightning. And when they're in the storm, they put their fingers in their ears against the thunder claps, in dread of death, they become afraid, but Allah is encompassing of the disbelievers. Meaning even if they close their ears, they cannot avoid the

00:22:24--> 00:22:45

truth. The lightning almost snatches away their sight. Every time it lights the way for them, they walk they're in. But when darkness comes over them, they stand still. And if Allah had willed, He could have taken away their hearing and their sight. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent, some other people,

00:22:46--> 00:23:31

what happens to them? They do not change themselves, despite seeing the light of guidance. Why do they not change themselves? Even if they recognize their mistakes? Even if they learn about the Right Way, the Truth? Why is it that they do not change themselves? Why? Because they're afraid of accepting this bead. They're afraid to follow this religion. They're afraid of people. They're afraid of losing worldly benefits. They only do what is easy. When there's light, they walk. But when there is darkness, they stand still, when there's difficulty they stop. Whenever Dean is easy, something is easy to do, they do it. But as soon as something becomes difficult, challenging, they

00:23:31--> 00:23:32

stop right away.

00:23:34--> 00:23:44

They stop, they do not go forward. If Allah wants he can take guidance away from them completely. But he has given them time, a chance to go either way.

00:23:45--> 00:24:16

Perhaps they will turn to Allah in complete surrender. Then Allah addresses all of mankind, because this Koran is for all people, it addresses all people. Yeah, you harness all people, all mankind, or Bududa back home, worship your Lord, your Lord who created you, and who also created those before you? Why should you worship Him, that you may become righteous, and that you may be saved from a bad outcome?

00:24:17--> 00:24:59

The Lord who created you, the Lord who has given you all of these blessings that you enjoy the Lord whom you have to return to? And the one who will see what you have done what you have been doing all your life, you're answerable to him? He made us We are going back to him. So why not worship Him when He is our Creator? And if we have not lived according to his directives, then what will happen when we returned to him? If we have not worshipped him in this life, then what will happen when we face our Lord after our death on the Day of Judgment, then we would be in great trouble. So he who wishes to be safe there

00:25:00--> 00:25:52

He who wishes to be saved for eternity, must surrender to his Lord. Now, the freedom in this life is temporary, the freedom and this life is for a test that do we choose, willingly choose to worship our Lord? Or do we choose to worship something else, our desires are something else from the creation. recognize your Lord or people who is your Lord, He is the one who has made for you the earth, a bed spread out, and the sky, a ceiling and sent down from the sky rain and brought forth thereby fruits as provision for you. So do not attribute to Allah equals while you know, you will know that there is no one similar to him, you know, that he alone has created you and everything

00:25:52--> 00:26:41

else, that he alone governs the affairs of the entire creation. So when that is the reality, then why would you associate any partner with him, so people do not do [???]. Do not give anyone the importance that Allah alone is deserving off. Do not love anybody, the way a law should be loved. Do not rely on anyone, as Allah should be relied upon. Hope, trust tawakkol repentance, all of this for Allah alone in the celebrity, one Suki Mama, he is a woman Mati lillahi, Rabbil aalameen, my prayer, my sacrifice my life, my death, everything for Allah, and this is Reba. This is worship.

00:26:43--> 00:27:35

And if you are in doubt about what we have sent down upon our servant, to do any bother to worship Allah, we need to look at this put on what does this tell us? What is it that Allah has told us to do? So if a person has any doubt about the Quran, Allah says, if you do have any doubt about what we have given to our servant, meaning this port on then produce one surah the like they're off. This is an eternal challenge. This is the book of Allah, here's the truth. The reality is that no one has ever been able to produce anything like the Quran, anything that matches the level of the Quran, that is similar to the Quran, Allah says, For this purpose, you may even call upon your witnesses

00:27:35--> 00:28:23

other than Allah call all of the academics, all of the researchers, all of the best orators and authors in this world, the first and the last, the jinn, and the men call upon them in quantum sadiki. And if you should be truthful, but if you do not do, and you will never be able to, you will never be able to produce anything like the Quran. And if you don't believe in it, and you don't follow it, and you don't worship your Lord, then fear the fire, whose fuel is men and stones prepared for those who disbelieve. This is a message for everyone, all those who find the Koran problematic, all those who reject the very existence of God, this ayah is a challenge to them, look

00:28:23--> 00:29:11

at this Quran and compared with any other book, does anything even come close to the brevity and the eloquence, the power, the effect, the content, the style of the book of Allah? No, there is nothing, absolutely nothing. Therefore, read this book, study this book and know your Lord, if you want guidance, read this book. And if you are in doubt, then remove that doubt and give good news to those who believe and do righteous deeds, that they will have gardens in Paradise, beneath which rivers flow whenever they are provided with a provision of fruit there from they will say, this is what we were provided with before meeting agenda, people will be given familiar food

00:29:12--> 00:29:59

and it is given to them in likeness, and they will have their in purified spouses and they will abide there in eternally, eternally, forever and for always, they shall never die. There is no old age in Ghana, there is no hunger, there is no thirst, there is no illness, there is no disease, no discomfort, no pain, no affliction, no distress, that is the life the real home for which we have to strive now. But those who do not believe who find faults in the Quran, who criticize the style of the Quran, the content of the Quran, then Allah responds to them.

00:30:00--> 00:30:50

Allah says, Indeed, Allah is not shy, he is not timid to present an example, that of a mosquito, or what is even smaller than that, a mosquito, or something smaller than that looks insignificant to us because of our ignorance. Whereas the fact is that every creature, even if it's very small, even as small as a mosquito, or smaller than that is indeed an intricate creature that just comes in the dark and draws blood out without even us knowing it. Allah does not feel shy, to present the example of something that is even this small. Those who have believed they know that it is the truth from their Lord. But as for those who disbelieve, they say, What did Allah intend by this as an example?

00:30:52--> 00:31:43

they criticize they object, Allah sends astray, many thereby and guides many thereby and he sends a stray none except the defiantly disobedient woman who will be a little faster pain. Who are the disobedient, the defiantly disobedient, who are not guided by this court on? Who are they? There are those who break the covenant of Allah after contracting it and sever that which Allah has ordered to be joined? And they cause corruption on earth? It is those who are the losers, who is fast, sick, fast is the one who breaks his promise with a law. What is that promise which every single one of us has made with Allah, La Isla in the law? There is no god worthy of worship but Allah, say if we say

00:31:43--> 00:32:15

the kalama, but don't live it, or if we say the kanima but don't act according to it. Then this is breaking our promise with Allah. This is Fisk, this is disobedience. And facet is the one who does not maintain good relations with the people. Allah has ordered that relations must be joined facet is the one who cuts off these relations, our Deen Remember, our Deen is about giving the rights of Allah and giving the rights of the creation.

00:32:16--> 00:32:35

How can you disbelieve in Allah? k Fattah, una bella, how can you deny Allah His existence, his attributes? How can you reject look at your own self, you are lifeless, he brought you to life in the womb of your mother, what were you life less

00:32:36--> 00:32:43

lifeless. And if he did not put life in you, none would be able to do so.

00:32:44--> 00:32:53

None would be able to do so. So if you are alive, it is ullas favor on you. you reject Him, you reject his favors,

00:32:54--> 00:33:44

then he will cause you to die. You're not living in this world forever at the end of this life is death, then he will bring you back to life. Death does not mean termination of existence. No, it means eternal life shall begin and then to him, you will be returned. It is he who created for you, all of that which is on the earth. Why would you deny your Lord, Your merciful, generous Lord, who has created everything in the earth for you. He made you He made us and he also made everything that we need. where ever we see anywhere we cast our glance, whether we look at the mountains, or the clouds, or the seas, or the birds, the sand or the grass, the trees or the birds or the bees,

00:33:44--> 00:34:13

anything and everything in this world is tied together in a system that makes this planet livable for who for us. So everything in this world that Allah has created directly or indirectly it is serving who it is serving us. And we have been created for who service the service of a law. He made all of this for us. And he made us for him.

00:34:15--> 00:34:23

Who allele Haleakala commercial of the Jamia so mastaba illa sama, then he directed himself to the sky.

00:34:24--> 00:34:45

him being above all the creation and turn the sky into seven skies, and he is knowing of all things. Notice the name of Allah or Liam is being mentioned here. All of this that we see did not come to being itself. Allah made it for who for us, so use it and don't forget the favor of your Lord.