Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair
Series: Taimiyyah Zubair – Fahm Al-Quran
Juz’ 9: Al-A’raf 88-206 – Al-Anfal 1-40
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and recite to them the news of him to whom we gave knowledge of our signs, but he detached himself from them. So shavon pursued him and he became of the DB ators. This is who the person who was given the knowledge of the book, the person who was given the Quran, but what happened, he left it when he left it, shaved palm followed him, because remember, the chairman is always watching. When is it that he can find us in a state of weakness so that he can grab us he can attack us, he can make us slip. So when a person adheres to the book of Allah, then he is fortified, he is protected. But the moment he leaves it, what happens shaytaan pursues him shavon pursues him, and when he pursues him,
he becomes his friend. And when he becomes his friend, then that person despite having knowledge, despite having previously been very good, what happens for can Amina horween, then he became of the aviators he became of those who are misguided.
The fact is that the person who seeks this world, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that he will certainly suffer with respect to his afterlife, and the person who seeks the afterlife, then he will certainly suffer with respect to the matters of this world. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam advised us for a little Reuben, Fanny Lindbergh, bappy suffer loss for this temporary life. Why it's temporary, it's going to be over very soon, but do not suffer loss in the hereafter. Do not compromise on that. So when a person leaves the book of Allah, he leaves it and he says, Let me go enjoy. Let me go have fun. It's okay, why have I made my life so difficult? Enjoy. So many people
are having fun. You know, for instance, these days we're coming here, you could easily be doing something else. Within a few weeks, children will be home. This is your time to enjoy your morning when you can sleep, you can rest you can cook a few days left before Ramadan. But when you choose to come here, why do you come here to spend a little bit more time with the Quran, because this is our safety rope. Right? This is our safety rope. If we leave it, we can fall. If we leave it, we will forget it. So what happens when a person leaves it, then Trayvon follows him. And if we had willed, We could have elevated him thereby. But he adhered instead to the earth and followed his own desire.
So his example is like that of the dog. If you chase him, he bent if you leave him he still pants. You see what prevents a person from adhering to the Quran is what it says desires. Think about it. Even in the month of Ramadan when we want to recite the Quran or outside of the month of Ramadan, what prevents us from reciting the Quran? I want to sleep. Let me watch something. Let me just go somewhere and have fun. I just have a few minutes let me lie down. Let me go cook this let me go do this. Let me go do that. We're following our desires. This is preventing us from the book of Allah. And in the greater picture also, when a person does not follow the Quran, what is preventing him
it's his desires. So he clings to the earth. And Allah says this person then becomes like a dog that if you chase him he pants if you leave him he still pants, that is the example of the people who denied our signs. So relate the stories that perhaps they will give thought and not make this mistake of chasing this world and leaving the deen. So here a specific character is described, the one whom Allah gave the Allah gave him or even he was tested this person and he fell in love with the dunya he left the deen for the dunya. So then he becomes like a dog greedy for more never happy with what he has. Because this is the state of a dog right? No matter how much you give to the dog,
it will eat it.
Isn't that true? Why is it the dogs must be taken for walks? Why?
What's the reason? Okay, better digestion and exercise also, why do they need it?
Because otherwise they will gain too much weight. It happens dogs also become obese. Why? Because when they're treated as pets, then they can eat a lot. And when they eat a lot, they don't stop eating. They will even eat their own puke. They do just search on the internet. Why did my dog eat his own puke? Google it and you'll find out why it happens. Because a dog What does that represent? greed for more not satisfied with what it has. always searching for more. If you ever observe a dog What is it like always looking good
You're there, anything, any movement, not satisfied, it has so much but still it is not satisfied. And this is the reality of the person who leaves the Quran for the dunya that no matter how much of the dunya he gets, he's not satisfied. You attack him, his tongue is sticking out, you believe him his strongest sticking out he has something he's greedy for more he doesn't have he wants more. So all of us, we need to think about how much we pursue the world also, is that our priority? Or is that been our priority? If the dean is our priority agenda is our goal, then we have to give something up right now, we have to give part of our sleep, we have to give some of our comfort, we
have to leave it, some of it at least Why? So that we can have more in the afterlife how evil and example is that of the people who denied our signs and use to wrong themselves. Whoever Allah guides, he is the rightly guided Maja de la hufa, who Alma de de, and whoever he sends a stray, it is those who are the losers. And We have certainly created for hell, many of the jinn and mankind. Remember, there are only two ways, only two ways, either the way to gender or the way to help. So if a person is not on the path to paradise, then he's going to end up somewhere else. Whatever way a person adopts, then he will end up at the destination that that path leads to. So there are many
people who are on the way to hellfire. Why? Because of the actions that they're doing, the actions that they're choosing to do, they have hearts with which they do not understand. And remember, when a person he does not understand in his heart when the heart stops working, it is starved, it is neglected, when it is put to sleep it is drugged is malnourished, how is it drugged through the pleasures of this world, through the addictions of worldly pleasures, then what happens the heart Even stops working, it stops thinking it stops understanding they have eyes with which they do not see and they have ears with which they do not hear those are like livestock rather there are more a
stray, it is they who are the heatless well Illa Hill, a smell Hausner, for the people who Bihar and to Allah belongs the best names, so invoke him by them and leave the company of those who practice deviation concerning His names. Allah has Most Beautiful Names, and what are those names, the names that he has informed us off the names that the messenger sallallahu wasallam has taught us about. So what does Allah say, call him by those names. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Allah has 99 names 100, less one minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise. Knowing the names doesn't just mean memorizing the names, it means that a person, first of all memorizes them, he knows them, he
understands them. And then he makes the art to Allah by those names. And he learns from those names about Allah. So he recognizes Allah through Allah as names. And he worships Allah correctly, then, because how can we worship a life? We don't recognize him? Think about it. If we don't know who a person is, can we treat them property? Can we give them the right that they deserve? No, you know, for example, a person could come in and say, I would like to volunteer, and they're told, okay, can you please put the chairs here? I'm not sure I can do it. However, I could do more more than just putting the chairs what can you do? They show their resume, they have an MBA, or they have some
other kind of big degree or experience and they say I can set up your sound system. So what's better that they should be setting up the sound system or putting the chairs chairs even we can do right? with sound system are we cannot do?
Isn't that so? So when it comes to human beings? Don't we have to know them? In order to deal with them correctly and properly? We have to what about a lot that? Don't we have to know him? Don't we have to recognize him? When he let him smell Hausner for the rule hubby her call upon him, worship him through his names by his names and leave those people who deviate concerning His names. What is this deviation concerning Allah's names, giving him names that he does not have changing the names that Allah has told us about? or leaving those names? These are all different forms of inherent of deviation. Think about it. Who can tell us about the names of Allah? Allah because he knows about
himself better than anybody else? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam Why? Because he is the one who Allah talked about, can we make up names for Allah? No. Can we change his names? No. Why? Because that would be a crime. What if somebody changed our name
We don't like it at all. In some families, it's the norm that people change each other's names, right? They just alter them and they don't get offended. Like for example, what is called omo right Earth man is called something else just in love. But other people get very offended and okay at home, you can be called that. But at work No way. Never call me that. And then what happens over time that as children, people don't mind as children? We don't mind that. Okay. Rosa is being called Rosie. But then what happens as he grows up? Don't call me Rosie. Rosie is very feminine. My name is Rob. All right. So don't change my name.
We get offended even if somebody misspelled our name, we get offended. mispronounces our name, we get offended. Allah's Name, what right do we have to change it to alter it, we don't have that right. And many people, they misunderstand the names of Allah, because they have learned that typical song or list of the names that are set to be the names of Allah but all of them are not actually authentic Names of Allah subhanaw taala they don't have evidence in the Quran or sooner. So make yourself aware of the correct Names of Allah subhanaw taala, which we learned about from the Quran, and so none Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah. This one is based on that list on the correct
list, which is from the Quran, Ensign. So make sure today you read those names and the translation is also there, the meaning is also there. And it happens a lot we do have a card in the bookstore also. So make sure to purchase them and see what the names of Allah are. Because how do we get to know him through his names. So you just own Americana we are Malone, those who change the names of Allah, those who deviate concerning His names, they will be recompense for what they have been doing. And among those we created is a community which guides by truth and thereby establishes justice, but those who deny our signs, we will progressively lead them to destruction from where
they do not know and I will give them time indeed, my plan is firm. Those enjoying freedom today or pressing others should never think that they will forever remain like this, this life is short, then do they not give thought there is in their companion no madness, he is mocked but a clear Warner before a bad outcome? Do they not look into the realm of the heavens and the earth? This is an invitation to reflect and everything that Allah has created and think that perhaps their appointed time has come near. So in what statement hereafter will they believe Allah has kept several ways for mankind to obtain guidance from but some people do not accept why following desires. You see,
fighting the whole world is easy, but fighting your own self is the most difficult thing to do. Making somebody admit their fault is easy. But making ourselves admit our fault is very difficult. But this is most necessary for guidance. Whoever Allah sends a stray there is no guide for him. And he leaves them in their transgression, wandering blindly. They ask you a prophet about the hour. When is its arrival say its knowledge is only with my Lord. None will reveal its time except him. It lays heavily upon the heavens and the earth, the mountains, the clouds, the angels, They're so afraid about the hour. And when it comes to man, what does he wonder? What do we think oh, when will
it be? When will it be as if we are impatient for it? None will reveal its time except him because only Allah knows. They ask you as if you are familiar with it. Say it's knowledge is only with Allah. But most of the people do not know when the prophets Allah was asked by jabril When is the hour he said the one who is being asked, does not know any better than the one who is asking, only Allah knows. This is one of those matters which are part of the unseen whose knowledge is only with Allah azza wa jal and remember from Hades we learned that Friday is the day when the day of judgment will occur. And whenever it is, Friday, what happens what happens this creation is terrified the
mountains it's heavy upon them the clouds the angels it's heavy upon them. Hola Emily. Colin of Siena fan wala Illa Masha Allah, say, oh Prophet, that I hold not for myself the power of benefit or harm, I cannot benefit myself. I cannot protect myself from harm
comes from who only Allah sharp who can avert evil, only Allah except what Allah has willed. And if I knew the unseen, I could have acquired much wealth, and no harm would have touched me. But we see that in the life of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he suffered a lot. Isn't that so? There was a time when some people accused I should have the lower end of a great sin and the profits or the loss and did not know what the reality was for 30 days for a whole month.
He was in pain and know where he came the profits of the loss and did not know only when Allah told him that he comes to know that Ayesha was innocent. So in this whole time he was neutral, but he was sad.
So he's made to say over here, that if I had control over the unseen if I had knowledge, I would not have let any harm reach me. And we see that at the Battle of labor. Some people they offered the prophets of Allah said a meat that was poisoned, and he put it in his mouth, he spat it out, but the poison was so strong, that he swallowed part of it, its traces remained, and it affected him until his death. I am not except a warner and a bringer of good tidings to a people who believe. So if the Prophet sallallahu Sallam did not have such knowledge, such control, then who amongst mankind can have after him.
But what happens when we need some help? We look at the other person as if they have full ability to help us, you know that hope in our eyes, that faith in them that trust in them that yes, you will do it, you'll do it for me. And then what happens? They can't do it, because they're weak. So who is it that we need to trust on who is it that we need to beg Allah, it is He Who created you from one soul and created from it it's made, that he might dwell in security with her. And when he covers her, she carries a light burden and continues there and and when it becomes heavy, they both invoke a law their Lord, if You should give us a good child, we will surely be among the Grateful but when he
gives them a good child sound and healthy, they ascribe partners to him concerning that which he has given them. Exalted is Allah above what they associated with him. This is also a mistake that we make, when we are in need, we ask Allah, but then when he fulfills our need, we forget him. And we thank everybody else. I usually call them Allah yakushi wa homeopath. lacunae, do they associate with him, those who create nothing, and they are themselves created, and the false deities are unable to give them help, nor can they help themselves, even people they can barely help themselves? How can they help us and if you believe is invite them to guidance, they will not follow you. It is
all the same for you, whether you invite them or you are silent. Have you ever been to the doctor's office only to find out that the doctor is on a leave because they're sick?
Why? Because they themselves are weak. So even when we go to the doctor, even when we go to our mother, even when we go to our husband for help, ask them but remember that a yak and our Buddha Yeah Can a stirring ultimately help comes only from Allah. You try to share your problems with somebody hoping to you know relax, but then what happens they tell you their problems, which makes you even more worried. Alright, so peace and comfort comes from what relying upon Allah alone. And if you believers invite them to guidance, they will not follow you. It is all the same for you whether you invite them or you are silent. Indeed, those who call upon besides Allah are merely
servants like you. So let us not ask people believing that they can help whether they are dead or alive. Let us ask only Allah so call upon them and let them respond to you. If you should be truthful, fleeting, try it. Go take the mountain of problems that you're carrying, and try to offload it or another person see how you feel. Do they have feet by which they walk? This is particularly about the idols? Or do they have hands by which they strike? Or do they have eyes by which they see or do they have ears by which they hear saying call your partners and then conspire against me and give me no respect? Let's see what they're able to do. Indeed, in Walia, la alladhina
zanele Kitab La Jolla toda la slaley hain. Indeed my protector is Allah, the One who has sent down the book for my guidance for my instruction and he is an ally to the righteous. So those who believe in Him who follow his orders, who adhere to his book, then Allah also helps them he also guides them well who is one last slowly hain when ladina taruna min dooney. And those who call upon besides Him, are unable to help you nor can they help themselves. And if you invite them to guidance, they do not hear and you see them looking at you while they do not see such people to not receive guidance. Now what to do with these people who they laugh? What, what mobiler odfi What are they Daniel J Helene,
take what is given freely or hold on to our awful meaning Pardon? Hold on to forgiveness. Meaning whenever you're dealing with people deal with forgiveness, show forgiveness show pardon, let go. What motivated odfi enjoying
What is good, and turn away from those who are ignorant? Don't think too much about what they say to you. Don't bother to argue with them. Because you will only get stressed out these three pieces of advice that are given over here. They're so important, because whenever we're dealing with people, Are there times when they will bother us, when they will disobey us, they will not follow instructions, children, adults, what is the rule that Allah is giving us who the last word, hold on to pardon, meaning whenever you're dealing with people deal with foreign and meaningful forgiveness, overlook their mistakes, overlook their errors, don't think about their mistakes too much. Because
if you think about the mistakes of the people of the world, then what will happen, you'll never be able to improve your condition, you will never be able to relax. And what will instruct that which is good. tell people about that which is good, and are under jehlen. Turn away from those who are ignorant. And if an evil suggestion comes to you from shavon, does that come?
Very frequently? Negative thoughts and urge to sin, an urge to yell, to fight to answer back, then seek refuge in Allah. Indeed, he is hearing and knowing he knows the situation that you're in, he hears the thoughts that are going on in your mind to seek refuge with ALLAH against the shape on in the livina taco. Indeed, those who fear Allah when an impulse touches them from shavon. Either Mr. Hunter, upon a suggestion comes to them from shavon. What do they do to the Kuru they remember, and at once they have insight. They have insight. Why Why no, but their brother is other people what happens to them, the devil's increase them in error, then they do not stop short. Because think
about it, whenever we are in some uncomfortable situation, when we are getting angry when we have the urge to do something wrong. And remember, this has come from children. So there are some people who remember a lot at that time, who remember, this is my test. And then what happens for either who moves around, then they can see things clearly, they can see things clearly, this is a test, it's as if they can take themselves out of that situation. And they can view it from outside. And when you can view it from outside, then what happens you take the emotion out of it, when you take the emotion out of it, then you can think logically, you can respond properly, and then you can work
towards the solution. But when you do not have inside, when your eyes are not working, when you cannot see the situation completely, your vision is fogged by anger, by personal vengeance or something like that, then what happens, you can't see you're angry, you're being driven by anger. You're being driven by the urge to take revenge to respond with the like, and what happens when you cannot see then you cannot work towards Islam. So what happens, instead of the problem going away, it only gets worse, the devils increase them an error, then they do not stop short. They do not stop short. Anytime. That feeling of anger, impatience comes in, whether it's against your husband or
your children or whoever it is, just stop and think of yourself as if you're stepping out of that situation. And then look, look okay, what's the problem over here? Like for example, if a child is misbehaving, let me give you an example your child is misbehaving not listening to you. You're telling them No, you're advising them you're giving them a suggestion irritated at everything. So now if you get offended Oh How dare my three year old daughter disrespect me? Let me teach her a lesson.
You try to teach her a lesson she'll never get it. What do you need to do? Take that emotion out don't feel offended think what is it that I have to do think this is my desk from Allah do is to seek Allah's help and think logically and you will know what to do when a client to whom he would do a home fillory so Malaya soon and when you are prophet do not bring them assign they say why have you not contrived it? Why don't you just make it up? Say I only follow what is revealed to me from my Lord. This Koran is enlightenment from your Lord and guidance and mercy for people who believe what either Codelco Andrew foster Marula who what honestly to Lala counter hormone and important
instruction is being given over here. When the Koran is recited for you, then listen to it and pay attention that you may receive mercy. Notice it's not just listening, but paying attention also, because if we just focus on the listening, and we don't pay attention, then what will happen. We will also fall asleep. So listen, and pay attention. So for example right now how can you be
Attention by listening and following along actively reading also taking notes also, with good rubber, caffeine FC khattala run, while he fatten will do energy, mineral coal. And remember your Lord within yourself and humility and in fear without being a parent in speech, meaning sometimes do they occur loudly? And sometimes do they? Softly, softly meaning like a whisper, and sometimes, even in a more hidden way, were in your heart in different ways. What does that mean? That do they occur all the time? Because sometimes we're able to do that loudly. Sometimes we're not able to do that. We have to do it softly. And sometimes we can't even do that. So how do we do it? Don't even move
your mouth because you're so tired, does do the could in your heart. So what good Rebecca remember Allah at all times, but especially in the mornings and the evenings. So Salah should be performed morning and evening. And Vicar also must be done morning and evening, and do not be among the heatless those who don't do the, what do they become heedless? In a hadith we learn that whenever the sun rises, there is no creation of Allah the Exalted, except that it glorifies and praises Allah, every single creature at that time, what is it doing? It's glorifying and praising Allah. Haven't you ever noticed that birds what happens to them chirping, chirping and then all of a
sudden, quiet? Quiet? Isn't that amazing? Why are they chirping? What's going on at that time, they are doing the speech of Allah. So all of the creation glorifies and praises Allah except the shavon and the earth, bunny Adam, except the shaitan and the most rebellious of the children of Adam, it was asked who are the artha bunny Adam, it was said the worst of all the creation of Allah they are shirato Hulk Allah. So remember, morning and evening. These are two times of remembering Allah specially morning, when the sun rises early morning, after fudger This is the time of remembering Allah, the vicar. This is the time of feeding the soul before you will have your coffee and feed
your body. Feed the hearts. Feed the heart if you don't have your coffee, are you cranky? all day? Yes, you are. So likewise, if you don't get a dose of Allah Vicar in the morning, then your heart Your soul will be cranky, then you can't have sober then you can't be patient. You can't deal with people properly. In a levena endora big indeed those who are near your Lord are not prevented by arrogance from his worship. Angels are being mentioned that they're never too arrogant to worship Allah. No, they exalt Him, they exalt Him you said behind the Who? Allah Who? Yes judoon and to him the prostrate they do his the spear. And they also do so June. So the angels, they never cease to
worship Allah. They worship Allah without taking a break. And for us, the month of Ramadan 30 days without a break seems daunting. But just take home, you know, take some comfort in the fact that the angels also what do they do? consistently without a break? They worship Allah. They worship Allah. This is 30 days in a row. Yes, it's difficult everyday read not even a Sunday or not even Saturday or not even a Friday off. No. So take comfort in the fact that the angels also do that. So for some days, we can also do it in sha Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala says that I am with my servant as long as he mentions me and his lips move with my mention. As long as a person is busy in their abundance of Allah, then Allah is with him. As long as the lips are moving with the vicar of Allah, Allah is with a person, Allah will help him Allah will guide him so quietly, silently, loudly in the heart in the mouth in whatever way busy yourself in the remembrance of Allah. Yeah, you Valentina Amano Kuru la vicon Kathy LA, dude thicker, with much thicker with mature membranes mean no matter how much thicker you do, it's not sufficient. It's not enough. Recently we learned about saying soprano luchador Alimi will be handy.
Now we might have this challenge that I can barely say my morning car. How can I say soprano line or the mubychem? The under times in the morning and then in the evening again? And if you try doing that you realize you're doing good all the time. That is the point. That is the point. Because what is it that shields us from shaitan it is the vicar of Allah, isn't it? in Hades we learned that when a person remembers unless a THON moves back, but as soon as a person stops and shaylen comes again, this is why Michelle Hill was worse. It'll harness and lead us most of us will do it and nothing comes again and again.
And gives us wasa. So fortify yourself from chef on how by engaging in Vicar all the time and never get tired of they could never think it's enough. There's always room to do more they could have Allah