Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair
Series: Taimiyyah Zubair – Fahm Al-Quran
Juz’ 8: Al-An’am 111-165 – Al-A’raf 1-87
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And they say these animals and crops are forbidden. No one may eat from them except whom we will buy their claim. And there are those camels whose backs are forbidden by them and those upon which the name of Allah is not mentioned. So all their self made laws are being refuted over here. All of this, Allah says is an invention of untruth about Allah, meaning they make these things up in the name of religion, and they say, Oh, we please go through this. And likewise, in Islam also, so many things have been invented. And when people practice them, they say that they're doing it to please Allah. What's the evidence that Allah will be pleased through that? He will punish them for what
they were inventing, say a jersey him Bheema? Can we have the room? Remember, inventing something in the religion is a crime, it's a crime, it's a sin. Because then a person is ascribing a lie to Allah. He's saying Allah order this, whereas Allah did not order that. And they say, what is in the bellies of these animals is exclusively for our males, and forbidden to our females, again, a self made law. But if it is born dead, then all of them have shares there and He will punish them for their description. Indeed, he is wise and knowing those would have lost who killed their children in foolishness without knowledge, and prohibited what Allah had provided for them inventing untruth
about Allah, they have gone astray, and were not rightly guided. They have gone astray by inventing these things by just following their forefathers in this error blindly.
Allah says they will suffer loss, they have suffered loss already.
And he is who causes gardens to grow both trellised and on trellised and palm trees and crops of different kinds of food and olives and pomegranates similar and dissimilar. Look at the variety of what Allah has created. In the previous years also, we learned about many things that Allah subhanaw taala has provided us with. And we are encouraged to reflect on these things, that if we want to learn about Allah, what is it that we need to do reflect on his names and attributes, and secondly, reflect on his creation also.
So over here, we're being taught to reflect on these things that Allah has created. A law has caused gardens to grow different types of gardens, trellised, and on trellised, meaning plants that grow that climb, and other other plants that don't climb
vines, and also plants that are like trees, and palm trees. You know how big the seed of a palm tree can be?
Do you have any idea it can be the same weight as that of a fourth grader. This big,
this big, it can be the same weight as that of a of a child in grade four. It's that heavy,
huge black, huge, solid, dense. That is the seed of a palm tree. I'm not making this up. You can google it if you want. Okay, so a lot has made these trees grow and crops of different kinds of food and olives and pomegranates. They're similar yet dissimilar Eat, eat of each of its fruit when it yields and also give its do meaning give does a cat give some charity out of it on the day of its harvest, and be not excessive, don't be excessive in consuming it be moderate. Indeed, he does not like those who commit excess and of the grazing livestock are carriers of burdens. And those two small eat of what Allah has provided for you, and do not follow the footsteps of shaitan. Indeed, he
is to you a clear enemy. They are eight meats mean these animals that Allah has made halaal for us. These are eight meats of the sheep and the goats to say is it the two males he has forbidden or the two females or that which the wombs of the two females contain informed me with knowledge. If you should be truthful, again, the false beliefs of the people are being refuted. And this shows to us again, that no matter how common something has become in a society, just because everybody's doing something, it doesn't make it right. Because these things have become very common in the Muslim society. They took it as part of the law of Allah. They forbade the female and they allowed the male
animal or they said no, only the facts are only this part, or only that part that made all of these things up, and they have become widespread. But Allah is refuting all of these claims or all of these self made laws in the deen You know, every time I read these is I wonder these practices are nowhere to be found today. But so much of the Quran has been dedicated to this. I mean if you think about it, so much of the Quran has been dedicated to this right so many of these if could have been about something else. But Allah made this a part of the Quran. Why? Because I
Allah is teaching us that even if false hood, false beliefs false practices have entered the mainstream, they have become common. They are accepted as truths. They're accepted as acts of righteousness, they are not righteous if Allah does not say so.
If Allah does not say so inform me with knowledge, if you should be truthful, and other candidates do and have the capital to say, is it the two males that he has forbidden or the two females? Or that which the wombs of the two females contain? Or were you witnesses when a law charged you with this, then who is more unjust than one who invents a lie about Allah to mislead people by something other than knowledge? Indeed, Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people say, I do not find within that which was revealed to me anything forbidden to one who would eat it, unless it'd be a dead animal. So many things people have made up in the name of piety, oh, this is not allowed. This is
not allowed. This is not allowed. But Allah says, tell them it is only these things which are not allowed. The Deen is not as hard as people have made it to see. So I do not find within that which was revealed to me anything forbidden to one who would eat it unless it be what a dead animal or blood that has spilled, spilled out, or the flesh of swine, for indeed it is impure, or it be that slaughtered in disobedience dedicated to other than Allah. But whoever is forced by necessity, neither desiring it nor transgressing its limit than indeed your Lord is Forgiving and Merciful. What do we see here that how ROM cannot be eaten, except in the state of starvation? And even in
that a person should not become an addict of it? You see the things that Allah has forbidden they are Haram, we cannot touch them, we cannot go near them. But yes, there are certain situations in which a person does not have much choice. The only option he has is that which is home.
So even in that situation, what should he do? Take only as much as well save his life. You understand? And anytime we find ourselves in a situation like this, that oh, this is a home option, should I even consider it or not? Think of it as this, that hallowmas only allowed for the person who is at the verge of dying.
You understand who is at the verge of dying, meaning if he does not eat the wrong food is going to die? He doesn't have an option. So for me, if I leave this haraam loan, am I going to die?
Am I going to die? You know the answer?
Because generally what happens people have made it lawful saying that you have Aurora? Well, Aurora need necessity is not that your stomach is full. And you just have this urge that Oh, the whole world is eating hard on food. Why can I not eat it? That is not the ruler, the ruler is that you are at the verge of collapsing, you're starving. If you don't put that one bite in your mouth, you're going to die. So in that case, only one bite is allowed. Not that a person gets a house of 3000 square feet on her arm loan saying it is literally raw.
Think about it. Would we ever you know because when it comes to pork, this the word pork people find it very offensive. You know, you say big and they're like,
right? They don't even like to look at a pig or say the word vague or and say the word pork or look at pork. I don't know what it is, but it's home, right? But it's so dirty that you don't even want to think about it.
Anything that Allah has made unlawful and you're being attracted to it. Think of the pig.
Okay, think of the pig, that just as the pig is unlawful. Likewise, this haram money is unlawful.
It is unlawful
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we prohibited every animal of an cloven hoof. And of the cattle and the sheep we prohibited to them their fat, except what adheres to their backs or the trails are what is joined with the bone. Why? Why were these things forbidden under your hood, by that we rebid them for their injustice. And indeed We are truthful.
Allah is telling us the truth over here that when these good things were made unlawful to them, what was the reason this was punishment for their own wrongdoing?
What was around that they committed are one of the level on who he was once informed that a man sold alcohol
Right. Why did he sell it? He thought you know, I can't consume it myself. Right? I should just sell it. I should make money out of it. So he sold it. And armadillo mine who said, may have lockers him? Doesn't he know that Allah has messenger said, mail lockers that Yahoo for Allah had forbidden them to eat the fat of animals that they melted it and sold it. They melted it and sold it to something that was haram for consumption. Yes, they didn't put it in their mouth, but they came up with other ways of consuming it.
This was their same
cheating, playing around with the law of Allah altering the law of a law changing the law of Allah. And this is why they were severely punished. You see the person who has the fear of Allah in his heart, then how long even if it has been given for free, he will never take it. He will never take it
because sometimes what happens playing the lottery for instance, it seems so attractive, like Oh, just pay just give $1 you never know might become a millionaire. And when you when you become a millionaire, it can pay off your house, you can go to Hajj, you can go travel around the world, you can help all your friends or you can do so much good.
Because it's so much money, but think of it, it is held on money.
It is haraam money gambling is what
what is it? Is it lawful or unlawful? It is unlawful. So the person who has the fear of Allah, He will not find even the lottery attractive.
Even though they say play here, hmm. Play here. They say play plays What fun? Recently I was at a gas station and it's at play here. And my son read it because he can read now is at play here. There's a play place here. How am I clear? You can't play here. They're saying Come play a game, which is not right. So I explained to him what it was. I bet it's so attractive. And then what happens even with the Muslims, if we find out that somebody won the lottery, then what do we say to them? Please make sure you give me some money of it.
We do that.
It is how long money. The one who fears Allah. He does not like her on money even if it is being given to him for free.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam This is before Prophethood Okay, he was in Makkah.
And he was with a man whose name was he even armor. All right, and they've been ammo. He was one of those people who used to heavily criticized ship and the practices of the machine. So what happened that somebody brought some food to the profits and a lot of settlement that food it was had on food, it had been dedicated to idols. So the prophets of Allah sallam, he refused to eat it. So then they presented it to Zaid bin Rama.
And he said, I do not eat anything which you slaughter in the name of your idols. I eat none but those things on which allows name has been mentioned at the time of slavery.
So likewise, if somebody offers us how many, how often would even for free? What should we do? Free? ticket? It's attractive. No, it doesn't look attractive to the heart that has Eamon
so in cars, the buka so if they deny you, then oh, Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say to them, your Lord is the possessor of vast mercy. But his punishment cannot be repelled from the people who are criminals. Those who are associated with Allah will say, If Allah had willed, We would not have associated anything, and neither would our forefathers, nor would we have prohibited anything. So if we have made all these changes in the religion, it's because of who? Allah, He let us do it. If you let us do it, that means it's good for us. So easy to do this. So many people do this today. Also, the wrong they do this a lot. Let me do it.
A lot. Let me do it. If he let me do it. If he's given me this liberty, this freedom, then it's all good. No, he has allowed you to do it. Because he's testing you over here. What you're going to do, this is just like you're writing an exam, right? And your teacher standing at your head, watching what you're writing, and you're writing the wrong answers under her eyes. And she doesn't say anything to you. And when you give it to her, she says wrong answer. And you said, but I wrote it in front of you.
I wrote it in front of you just yeah, of course, you wrote it in front of me. But you have the choice at that time. You do what you want to do what you write what you want to do, you can't put the blame on me.
Because if the teacher would tell you what to write each time, if she forces you to write one word and not another than that is not a test.
Then you should not be rewarded for it. Right? You should not be given any any grade for it, because you didn't do it with your own effort. So there
Many people who blame Allah for the wrong they do. Likewise did those before deny until they tasted our punishment? Say, do you have any knowledge that you can produce for this? You follow not except assumption and you are not but falsifying meaning there is no basis for this claim. How is how it is clear and established, and those who don't want to, they will never accept it, no matter how evident it is, say, with a law is the far reaching argument. If he had willed, He would have guided you all, say, bring forward your witnesses who will testify that Allah has prohibited this, and if they testify, do not justify with them. Another principle we're being taught over here, that even if the
whole world says that something is right, but Allah says it is wrong, should we agree with the whole world? No. If they say it is right, should we say it is right? No, we can say that, look, it's your choice what you do, but I disagree with it.
I disagree with it, we have to let that be known. And Hamdulillah, we do have this freedom to choose what we like and what we don't like, we can say I agree with this. And I do not agree with this. I like this. And I do not agree with this. I'm not going to stop you because it's your life, you do what you want to do. I can only advise you what I think ultimately I cannot force you because a lot a crappy team. However, we can never say that wrong is right for in shahidul falletta hedmark. Home, if they testify, never testify with them, and do not follow the desires of those who deny our verses and those who do not believe in the hereafter while they equate others with their Lord. So what
should we do? Follow the truth not what the people invent, or say there are no come at Luma hub, Amara bukhoma la Come, I will tell you I will recite to you what your Lord has prohibited to you. Now let's see what Allah has said.
Don't just follow the whims of your own whims or people's desires, ever changing customs No, follow what Allah has commanded. So what is it that Allah has forbidden? He commands that you you do not associate anything with him. shirk is how long it is greatest, it is the greatest sin and to parents you must show good treatment. Why? Because disobedience to parents is also unlawful and do not kill your children out of poverty. Why? Because killing children out of poverty is also unlawful. We will provide for you and them and do not approach in moralities do not approach immoralities without
Melba harming one can what is apparent of them and what is concealed wrong is wrong whether it's done openly or secretly. Whether it's done at a small level or it is done at a very huge level. It is wrong. It is wrong Malhotra minha won my book on
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that none is more alioto than Allah, Who is the one who has lead on what is Lila.
Lila is like protectiveness, all right protectiveness that, for example, if you have instructed that something be done, then you want that it should be done. And if it's not done, then you get offended. You get upset?
You understand? Some people they're very true. Do it. Don't do it. I don't mind. But some other people. They're very, very particular. Isn't it? very particular about details. Have you ever seen that? You write something, and they will pick out mistakes like, Oh, this is not straight. And there's an apostrophe missing here. And there's a dot missing here, right? And this word should be like that and not like that. They're very particular. So Allah is the most.
What does it mean by that? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, and it is because of this, that he has prohibited, abominable acts both visible and invisible, meaning both private and public, meaning when a person does something wrong, whether privately or publicly, who gets upset? Who gets angry? Who doesn't approve of it? Allah subhanaw taala. He does not approve of it at all. Has it ever happened with you that you're maybe listening to something or watching something? All right on your iPad, and the volume is really high. And somebody says, You know what, I hate this stuff. I cannot I cannot tolerate this. You can put your headphones on.
I don't want to hear it. Has it ever happened? Maybe you've given the headphones to somebody? Hey, buddy, please use these headphones. Don't disturb me, or what do you do? You leave them in the living room and you go sit somewhere else? Why? Because you cannot tolerate it. So you say don't do it in front of me. Do it yourself, do it privately. But what do we learn? Allah is more
Although so he does not approve of sins being committed, neither secretly privately nor publicly openly, he does not approve of it. So when at Aqaba, Mahara, minha Bhutan
and do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden to be killed except by legal right. This has he instructed you that you may use reason? Because when certain limits have been set for us, doesn't that help us to live more conscious lives?
Have you ever noticed that when you go to the grocery store and you're picking something up, you're always reading the ingredients? And what are other people doing? Pick this, pick this, pick this pick this and what happens? You're looking at the ingredients look, making sure that it's all Hello, you're looking for the kosher symbol or something, right? And then what happens when you see a whole paragraph of ingredients? You're like, I don't want to put this stuff in my body. I don't want to eat it. So what happens you end up leaving that which is unhealthy also Why? Because of the restrictions of halal and haram. Right? So Allah has ordered us all of these not to make our life
difficult. Why? Why is Allah told us this is Hillel. This is haraam. What's the reason so that we may use reason and do not approach the orphans property except in a way that is best until he reaches maturity. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, He who joins an orphan of Muslim parents in his food and drink until he becomes independent of his help, then gender is mandatory for him. For who,
for the one who takes care of an orphan without charging a penny, until that orphan is independent, meaning he can take care of his own needs. Then this person, the prophets, a lot of them said Gemini is wider for him and give full measure and weight injustice. We do not charge any soul except with what within its capacity with that which is within its capacity. Meaning of genuinely a person ORS and he does not realize that is a different case. But when he finds out about his error, he stops and he makes up for the loss that he has caused, and Allah will also forgive him. And when you testify, be just even if it concerns a near relative, and the covenant of Allah fulfill which
covenant which promise of Allah, the promise of a man that we have made with Allah adhere to it. This has he instructed you that you may remember,
remember that fulfilling covenants fulfilling promises is something that causes something that brings about success and prosperity. And breaking promises is something that brings loss and failure. The prophets of the law set him said, no people break promises, except that capital murder spreads in those people. Why? Because one violation leads to a greater violation.
Isn't that so one violation leads to another violation, which is greater than the previous. So when people break promises, they don't care about each other than what happens. They don't even care about the life of each other. In other words, we learned the people who break promises, then the enemy is made to overcome them. Their enemy is made to overcome them. Because when people break promises with each other, they cannot trust each other, they cannot trust each other, they're not united, they're not together. And when they're not united, they're weak than who's stronger over them their enemy. And wherever this is my path, which is trade, so follow it and do not follow other
ways, for you will be separated from his way this has he instructed you that you may become righteous, then we gave most of the Scripture, making complete our favor upon the one who did good, and as a detailed explanation of all things, and as guidance and mercy. These are the qualities of the Torah of the Scripture that Allah revealed, but perhaps in the matter of meeting with their Lord, they would believe. And so those people who work with this end in mind, the author in mind, then only can they bring about change in their lives, what had their keytab on Anza. Now who mobarak on factor biru, what Taku La La come to her moon, and this is a book we have revealed, which is
bless it, so follow it, follow it for the viewer who don't just read it and reflect on it and appreciate it and write this book. No, also following this book has been revealed for For what?
For practice, not just recitation and fear Allah so that you may receive mercy. So whoever wants the mercy of Allah, what should he do?
What should he do? Follow the Quran. Do we ever find difficulty in our lives? Yes, we do.
Then what is it that we need to check?
Am I following the Quran?
We revealed it lest you say the scripture was only sent down to two groups before us, meaning the Jews and the Christians. But we were off their study unaware, or unless you say, if only the scripture had been revealed to us, we would have been better guided than they. So there has now come to you a clear evidence from your Lord and a guidance and mercy, then who is more unjust than one who denies the verses of Allah and turns away from them? The book is there, but he doesn't read it. It is read, but he doesn't implement it. We will recommend those who turn away from our verses with the worst of punishment for their having turned away, turning away from the Quran is what it's a
crime. Do they then wait for anything except that the angels should come to them, or your Lord should come to them? Or that there come some of the signs of your Lord, the day that some of the signs of your Lord will come? no soul will benefit from its faith as long as it had not believed before? Meaning once the major signs appear major signs of the Day of Judgment, the sunrise from the west, the agenda appears and all of that there is no human. There is no tobor or had earned through its faith some good. What does this mean? That if a person claims to have more than just claim is not enough, he also has to do something he has to follow. Claiming is not sufficient. Say wait
indeed we also are waiting in alladhina for Rocco Dena home. Indeed, those people who have divided their religion and turned into groups they have divided into sex, you or profit are not associated with them in anything. They have nothing to do with their religion, no matter how religious they claim to be, no matter how religious they're thought to be. In reality, they have nothing to do with their religion. Their affair is only left to Allah, meaning he will judge them because near him the only correct religion is which one, it's Islam. So fabricated things are not being even if someone presents them as been there without then he will inform them about what they used to do. Mangia a
bit of sanity fella who are still unfairly her, whoever comes on the Day of Judgment with a good deed will have 10 times the like they're off to his credit. And whoever comes with an evil deed will not be recompensed except the like they're off, and they will not be wrong. so generous is our Lord. So why not do what he has ordered? It's a win win situation. You do it, and you get so much reward 10 times. Say indeed, my Lord has guided me to a straight path in many hamadani Rob be in a sorority, Mr. Payne, people also call too many ways. But the way that Allah calls us to what is that the straight path, Dean and pm and a correct religion midnighter Ibrahim, the way of Ibrahim
inclining to where truth, and he was not among those who associated others with Allah? And what is this religion called inequality? When Uzuki Why am I here? Why am I Mati lillahi Rabbil aalameen say indeed my prayer, my rituals, my living and my dying are all for Allah, Lord of the worlds. This is the essence of our religion, that live for who for the one who made you, and die also for the one who made you
pray to the one who made you, and whatever you do, do it for his sake, because Allah made us and we are for him. So all of our actions should be performed with this sincerity, what sincerity, that they are done exclusively for Allah subhanaw taala. And for this, we have to avoid every kind of shift every form of shake or bother should exclusively be fertile for Allah salviati one Uzuki and life should be lived also for who's sick for Allah sake, and what does that mean? That it should be lived according to a laws, directives, his orders, what he likes, and death should also be according to what he likes. What does it mean by that, that after death also the rituals related to burial and
all they should all be according to what Allah likes. What he has legislated, luxury kala, no partner has he will be that he could omit to and this I have been commanded, what a well known muslimeen and I am the first among you of the Muslims, the first to obey the first to surrender the first to follow the commands of Allah. Because sometimes that happens, we keep waiting for others when they will do it. I will do it too. But what have we been encouraged to do here? Even if nobody's taking the first step, you take the first step, you'll be the lead. Because generally what happens people keep waiting for somebody to come forward.
And take the first step. Did you hear in the news how 100 people lifted a double decker bus in London to save a person?
You don't know about it. Recently it happened. 100 people they came together more than 100. And they lifted up a double decker bus. Why? To save a man whose leg was trapped under the wheel? And how did it start? by one person rushing out of his car, he stopped, his car ran out.
And he saw the man trapped under the bus. And then he's telling the bus driver to stop and the bus drivers getting confused what's happening. And then as more and more people gather, and they're wondering what to do, they're trying to tell the bus driver Stop, stop, do this do that he's confused. And the bus is so heavy. This man has grabbed the bus right from under. And he said three to one. And everybody lifted it with him. And they did it multiple times until eventually they lifted the bus and somebody pulled that man out. Can you imagine a double decker bus being lifted by people to save a human being? How Why did it happen? Somebody had to come forward. When one person
did then what happened? Everybody else followed. He just had 321 everybody did it.
We just keep waiting. When she will wear the hijab I will also weird when she gets up to pray, I will also get up to pray when she will read the Quran I will have to get up and read the Quran. And especially further
when my sister wakes up. I'll also wake up when my husband wakes up. I'll also wake up Why should I be the first one you know why? So that you can get more reward because the one who starts something good and others follow him? Then he gets double reward. So we'll be there liquor omega two, we're an alcohol muslimeen I am the first the first one. The first to surrender to Allah.
Say is it other than Allah I should desire as Lord, while he is the Lord of all things. And every soul earns not blame except against itself and no bear of burdens will bear the burden of another than to your Lord is your return and he will inform you concerning that over which are used to differ. What do you draw the kimono if and it is he who has made you successors upon the earth and has raised some of you above others in degrees. Everybody's not the same.
People have been created differently. They have been given different skills, different strengths, different opportunities, that he may try you through what he has given you. We are being tested by what by the ability that Allah has given us. Do we benefit from them or not? Indeed, your Lord is swift in penalty, but indeed he is Forgiving and Merciful. And with this Alhamdulillah we conclude sootel anon