Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair
Series: Taimiyyah Zubair – Fahm Al-Quran
Juz’ 10: Al-Anfal 41-75 – At-Taubah 1-89
Do you think that you will be left as you are, while Allah has not yet made evident those among you who strive for his cause, and do not take other than Allah, His Messenger and the believers as intimates, and Allah is acquainted with what you do, it is not for the polytheists to maintain the masks of Allah while witnessing against themselves with disbelief. For those their deeds have become worthless, and in the fire, they will abide eternally. So what do we learn here? That it remodel of the masjid serving the masjid cleaning it, populating it, supporting it, building it, looking after it, attending it? This is of benefit to who? Only the person who has the man, only the person who
has a man because the mushrikeen of Makkah, they used to take a lot of pride in the fact that they were the caretakers of the Kaaba. And the Muslims also had respected them that after all, they're the caretakers of the karma. Allah says, Why do you have respect for them when these people associate partners with me? These people are not worthy of this honor. Serving the masjid looking after it is a very noble deed, but it is of benefit to who only the one who believes in Allah. Only the one who believes in Allah who does it with the right intention for the sake of Allah. The masks of Allah are only to be maintained by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day and established
prayer and gives the cat and do not fear any except Allah, for it is expected that those will be of the rightly guided. So what do we see here? That cleaning the masjid, maintaining it, looking after it, building it attending it? These are all actions that our beloved to Allah and this is something that befits who, the believers This is something that the believers should do? Because Allah says in the my Yamato massage de la demon, Amma Bella, do we believe in Allah Alhamdulillah so then what do we have to do? We have to do something to just look after our homes. No, even the house of Allah massage de la, the mosques of Allah. Building the masjid is a noble lead than maintaining it.
cleaning it even is a noble deed Ibrahim Ali Salaam, the prophets of Allah were ordered to clean the masjid because now Ramadan is coming right? And we will be attending the masjid frequently in sha Allah. So as we attend the masjid. Let's also think about giving back. Because think about it, these lights, the air conditioning, everything that's working here. I mean, it's paid for, isn't it? Do we get bills at home?
Yeah, does it ever happen that you have guests living in your house for like a week or so and then all of a sudden you see your bills have like, doubled or tripled? Does it ever happen? They increased right your grocery expenses they increase now in Ramadan? What happens? There's so many guests in the masjid, isn't it? So Alhamdulillah although we don't do any fundraisers, we don't believe in that that close the doors and don't let people go or don't perform the width until they give the donations? No. But this is your Masjid. Right? This is our machine. This is our place we use it. So we will look after it just as our house. Nobody needs to tell us pay the bill pay the
bill. No, it's our house we have to pay it isn't it we have to look after it. So this house this machine is also our machine. We're sitting on the carpet we're using it we're praying on it these sheets were using these benches, the furniture we're using the lights we are using. So all of this we are using we need to maintain the mustard we need to give back also. And then when we do go to the mustard let's not leave it dirty. Right? We should not leave with dirty and if our children have made a mess, we should clean that also, right? Because sometimes we don't even look after our children. When we go to the muster. The children are in the bathrooms wasting water wasting water or
they're spraying the water everywhere or they're wasting the toilet paper or the paper towels and we have no idea. If we find out that our child has done something like that has broken a window or has damaged some property at the masjid. Then we must take care of it. Because this is the mustard of Allah. Every mustard is the house of Allah and the believers, they must maintain the masjid of Allah.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there will be seven people who will be given the shade of Allah thrown on the day of judgment and one of them is who were or Julian kalibo who more Allah Campbell Masjid, the person whose heart is attached to the masjid. Do you ever find your heart attached to your house, the place where you live?
How much so much so that when we were praying, we're thinking Am I going to walk
First or do the dishes first? Hmm. Guests are not even there. There's a whole week for the guests to show up and what are we thinking about the food and the bedroom and the linens and so on and so forth. We are attached to our houses. So what happens? We are thinking about our houses all the time. Even when we go to the dollar store, we see Is there anything that I could put in my house to make it look nicer? Amazing, our hearts is attached to the house, if our heart is attached to the masjid, then this is something that will inshallah bring shade, a special shade on the Day of Judgment. And attachment to the machine is not just valuing it or considering it to be one's own
place, but also that a person attends it, that he attends it, he goes there regularly.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said that Allah will ask on the Day of Judgment, where are my neighbors? Where are my neighbors? And the angels will say, Oh Allah, Who could be your neighbor?
You are the louche the possessor of the throne, who could be your neighbor, and Allah who will say aina Where are the amount of massages? Those who used to populate the mosques. Those who take care of the masjid as if it's their own home, who regularly attend the masjid as if it's their own home? Those people look at the honor that Allah will give them on the Day of Judgment, because such people are beloved to Allah. In another Hadees we learn that Allah will prepare for him who goes to the masjid morning and evening and honorable place in Ghana with good hospitality for every morning and evening that he goes
every morning and evening that he goes to the masjid what is prepared for him in general? A special reward good hospitality. So right now on hunger the Latisse we are able to come in the morning when Ramadan begins then inshallah morning and evening inshallah, because this reward is only for the one who goes in the same day, morning and evening, the same day, okay. The wording is general so we also take a gym, inshallah, have you made the providing of water for the pilgrim and the maintenance of mosquito harm, equal to the deeds of the one who believes in Allah and the Last Day and strives in the cause of Allah. They're not equal in the sight of Allah. And Allah does not guide the
wrongdoing, people, meaning taking care of the masjid populating it, cleaning it, maintaining it, worshiping Allah in it is all very good. These are all great actions. However, there is something else that is greater than that. There is something else that is far better than that. And what is that, to believe in Allah? And to strive in Alice's way? How is it that a person strives and Allah's way either by becoming a Mahajan leaving something so that a person can do something else for the sake of Allah, or he should become an unslotted that the one who has come help him. So for example, for you to come here, you have to leave something right? You have to leave something, maybe you're
asleep, maybe you're home, right? This is also a kind of hedgerow, because remember the person who remains firm on Reba when facade has spread, he still continues to do worry about that he doesn't leave it. This is also kind of a draw. So either do something like this or those who have come help them. This is something that is greater than just going to the masjid and praying and sitting with your Quran and reciting it yourself. That is beautiful, that is good, but striving in the way of Allah, that is much better. And Medina Amano Waheguru wotja doofy sabirah la he be unworldly him what unfussy him are la madera de tener. In the law, what Allah eco homolka his own, the ones who
have believed, immigrated and striven in the cost of Allah with their wealth and their lives are greater in rank in the sight of Allah and it is those who are the attainers of success. Their Lord gives them good tidings of mercy from him and approval and of gardens for them were in his enduring pleasure. They will be abiding there in forever. Indeed, Allah has with him a great reward in the law her in the hall and your honor alim. Allah has no shortage of rewards, no shortage whatsoever, our desires, the desires and wishes of people will be exhausted, but the blessings of Allah will not and the rewards that he has promised will not end the last person to enter Jannah when he will enter
them the Allah will ask him, What do you want? So you will say I want this and I want this and I want this. Can you make
Imagine a person being asked by Allah, what would you like? You can imagine what long of a list he would have. Haven't you ever seen the list that children make percenter?
and Santa cannot even give anything? It's not even real. Imagine Allah asking the person, what do you want each
and every wish of his is granted. And when he's done asking, Allah will say, what else asked for more. And then a person will think and say, Okay, this Okay, this and then he will say that's it a level two, what about this? Don't you want them to hear that? What about that? Don't you want that?
And then Allah will remind him of what he could want of what he could enjoy what he could have.
And Allah will give him to the point that his wishes his desires will be exhausted, meaning a person will not be able to know how he can enjoy any more. And then Allah will say you have this and 10 times it's like
10 times it's like in the law or in the who are Jelena Aleem Allah has with him a great reward. So what is it that can get us that great reward? What is mentioned in these is believing in Allah striving in his cause, and striving in his cause, how happily happily, not begrudgingly? You know, because we do many things when we do them with anger, we're miserable inside. I wish I could be doing something else. Right. So for example, before coming here, okay, on the left hand, just finally 20 hour days to go.
Or then after class thinking on my back today, Hello.
I'm thinking at night. Ramadan is coming soon. I don't think I can go when I'm fasting.
I mean, these are natural feelings. But when you remind yourself in the law or in the Adjutant alim, then you have to do a little bit so but you say, okay, there's 20 more days just fine. Just 18 more days inshallah I can do I want to see Allah at the end of this. I want him to be happy. All you who have believed, do not take your fathers or your brothers as allies if they have preferred this belief over belief. And whoever does so among you. Then it is those who are the wrongdoers pull in Canada overcome whatever now we'll come what why no con was Where'd you come? Where are sheara to come? what I'm wearing only a quarter of two Moo ha, what do you Jonathan tuck Shona? casada Misaki
nota buena Ha ha, la comida la he was so he was he had in feasability he Fatah bustle, Fatah bustle ohata to Allah who be Emery one La Jolla del como el fassi, clean, say if your father's, your parents, your sons, your children, your brothers, your wives, your relatives, the wealth which you have obtained, the commerce the business where you fear declined, and dwellings homes with which you are pleased with. If these are more beloved to you, then Allah and His messenger and jihad in his cause, then wait until Allah executes his command. And Allah does not guide the defiantly disobedient people.
What does this mean? That as believers, we have to love Allah, His Messenger, his religion, more than all people, and more than the things that we have more than money, Allah, His Messenger and the religion of Allah, this has to be our fashion, fashion, because only then can we put aside these things that are mentioned in this ayah why a passion because the reward is great. And unless we are passionate for Allah, His Messenger and the dean, who cannot work for Allah, we cannot strive in the way of Allah, then what will happen, little little things will seem like a burden. Think about a generally who is it that we love
those that are mentioned in this ayah what is it that we love the most? It is the things which are mentioned in this ayah our money and for women, especially houses, homes, even if it's a small house, one bedroom apartment, not even one bedroom studio apartment, even that to a woman is more beloved than it is to a man. Always you will find this. You know, once I went to Bangladesh and there I found these people who were living in extreme poverty, extreme poverty, and they were sharing the roof. Okay, so the roof was shared, which meant that there was just these small walls in the middle. Alright, so basically each family had just one room and they had an area where
kitchen was so we wanted to go see what how the kitchen was like we thought there would be a shared kitchen.
The kitchen was not shared. Each family each woman had her own stove. Her own store. They live in the same area. But they cannot share their stoves. Why? Because to a woman, her house is her territory. This is mine. I cannot share it isn't a kitchen especially we cannot share you can't cook my turn to cook. No, no, no, no turns my this is my even if somebody tries to help us with the dishwasher. You can't do it the way I do. So don't bother helping me. Even if the husband offers today let me put the dishes away. And you will put the kids to bed No, no, no you put the kids to bed kitchen is mine. This is mine. This is a natural weakness of the women. Now what do we see in
this ayah everything is mentioned people those who are closest to us who father mother, children, spouse, husband, wife, relatives, and then money is mentioned home as mentioned. And all of this has been crossed out that no you can't love any one of these more than Allah, His Messenger and the deen of Allah. Allah is first. Allah is first His Messenger is first the religion of Allah is first and everything else is secondary. Family is not first tier when it comes to worshiping Allah than family is not first there.
You see, these ayat were revealed in the context of the Battle of the book. And the Battle of the book was unlike any other battle, it was the battle in which every single Muslim was ordered to participate, it was further in every individual had to come forward, nobody was allowed to stay behind. So with respect to that, it is mentioned that what is preventing you, what is preventing you Is it your family? Well you have to strive in the way of Allah is it your money, you have to go forward in obedience to Allah. So remember, when it comes to father iron, when it comes to the obligations that Allah has put on us as individuals, then what will happen when it is time to pray,
then your child is second in importance. You understand? When it is time to give the cat then the house is second in importance. And likewise when there is something that we can only do and people are in need, they need to learn than striving in the way of Allah also becomes what first priority, it becomes first priority. Because think about it. How many people need the knowledge of the Quran today? How many people?
Do you know how much people struggle to learn the book of Allah? If we ever hear their stories? If we ever even think about how much people desire to learn the book of Allah, you know, in the weekend class, there is one lady. I was amazed. She said she leaves every morning when she comes to the class. She comes from downtown taking buses. She leaves seven, eight in the morning.
seven eight in the morning, she comes on one day. When I did speak to her she had a project that day with her group. She said I left 6am in the morning, can you imagine saturday or sunday you leave at 6am leaving your family at home? Why is she coming five days a week she's at work two days a week. She comes all the way here sitting on bus after bus to study the book of Allah. And these are people who love the book of Allah. There are other people who don't even know about the book of Allah, who have not even recognized it, who's going to tell them who is going to tell them can we tell Allah on the day of judgment that he Allah, I was very busy maintaining my kitchen and doing my laundry every
day was just too much to do. I couldn't spare even one hour to give in your cause. I couldn't spare even half an hour to give in your cause I couldn't even spare one or two days to give in your cause. Each person is different. They have different responsibilities, different roles, but remember as members of the Muslim Ummah, as people of the Ummah, of the prophets of the Law Center. Each and every one of us is also carrying a huge responsibility. Many times women are told, you don't need to worry about anything. You just need to worry about yourself and your children. Yes, you should worry about that. But if you know the Quran, and there are people who don't know who's going to teach
them, so mulatos aluna Yama, even an unerring look at this ayah in this evident we have to strive in the way of Allah and if we don't, if we don't, then what will happen? A lot threatens a spotter of bustle. Just wait and see what happens. And we see what has happened in Muslim communities all over the world. All over the
Are we not suffering? Are we not suffering at a global level in every community we are suffering? Why? Because we have left striving in the way of Allah. We are too busy making money, paying off our mortgages and maintaining our houses. And we do not care about the masjid. We do not care about promoting the deen of Allah that will teach people that will dispel their doubts and will answer their questions and will educate them. We don't have time for that we have all the time to earn our degrees so that we can get good jobs and we can live comfortable good lives. And then what happens generation after generation? People are forgetting the deen. Don't we see children in Muslim
families who don't even know the basics of the deen? Why is that? So? Why is that so? Because we have put the deen aside. We have put striving in the way of Allah aside, we think this is the duty of who just certain people, crazy people. Like we learned earlier the surah they call such people crazy. extremists. Women who don't care about their families, while at the same woman goes to work five days a week, then what will happen the husband will look after the children he will even cook he will do the gardening and the groceries and everything. But if she wants to go to learn the Quran, then what happens? No support. And this is your test. Because Allah is checking us how
sincere is the intention? how willing are we to sacrifice in the way of Allah.
So Fatah bazoo Hata Yachty, Allahu be Emery, until Allah brings about his order. And remember that striving in the way of Allah is not just in the battlefield. This is not just at a time when there's war know, which I hate whom big hadn't Kabira a mighty jihad is through the Quran, taking the Quran forward, that is in itself such a huge struggle to understand the word of Allah and to pass it on to somebody the questions they have answered those questions, the doubts, they have, the worries, the fears, they have dispelling those, that is also something that requires a lot of effort. And that is something that we need to exert our efforts in. Allah has already given you victory in many regions,
and even on the day of humane when you're great number please do but it did not avail you at all. And the earth was confining for you with its vastness, then you turned back fleeing. So your richness will not bring you victory, who will bring you victory, Allah will because sometimes we think, Well, let me get very, very rich, and then I will help them.
And then what happens when a person gets too rich, then he's too busy looking after his money. Then Allah sent down his tranquility upon His Messenger and upon the believers and sent them soldier angels, whom you did not see and punish those who disbelieved and that is a recompense of the disbelievers that Allah will accept repentance after that, for whom He wills and Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. All you will have believed in the the follow theists are unclean. This doesn't mean they're untouchables, but rather that they're spiritually unclean. So let them not approach as must do that, how long after this, their final year, now only clean people can come to the clean place.
And if you fear poverty, because they would come for trade, so if you fear poverty, that Allah will enrich you from his bounty, if he will. And remember, at handwritten what are the year after the suta was revealed, when the prophet SAW the last and perform the federal pilgrimage, there were 100,000 Muslims who performed the Hajj, the numbers multiplied, the risk came, but you have to struggle first. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and wise, fight those who do not believe in Allah, or in the last day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who are given the Scripture fight until they give
the jizya willingly while they're humbled. The Jews say, Ezra, Hosea is the son of Allah and the Christian say, the mercy is the son of Allah. That is their statement from their mouths. they imitate the saying of those who disbelieve before them, may Allah destroy them, how are they diluted? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that none is more patient than Allah against the harmful thing. Meaning when somebody says something harmful, annoying, do we get impatient, very impatient, people associate children to Allah, yet he gives them wealth, and he gives them health.
He gives them wealth and he gives them help. They have taken their scholars and monks as Lords besides Allah, who the people of the book, and also the mercy, the son of Marian, and they were not commanded except to worship one God. There is no deity except Him. Exalted is He above whatever
associated with him. So we see that extreme personality worship, what did that lead to? Should idol worship? Because the person then does not look at what Allah has ordered. He begins to look at what my respected elder has ordered. What has he instructed? Remember when it comes to Hillel and how long this is only with Allah only he decides. They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah refuses except to perfect his light, although the disbelievers dislike it, who a lady Oh, Salalah Sula, who bill Hooda, Medina, a legal hero who are Allah de nikoli. One Okay, hello, mushy cone. It is he who has sent His messenger with guidance and the religion of truth, to
manifest it over all religions, although they who associate others with Allah dislike it, or you have believed, indeed, many of the scholars and the monks meaning of the People of the Book, they devour the wealth of people unjustly and avert them from the way of Allah and those who hoard gold and silver and spend it not in the way of Allah give them tidings of a painful punishment. The day when it will be heated in the fire of hell, and seared there with will be their foreheads their flanks and their backs, it will be said, This is what you awarded for yourselves. So taste what you used to hoard. This is the punishment for not giving the cat and what is that, that that? Well, that
gold, silver will be heated on the fire and they'll be pressed with it, they'll be pressed with it. In the Hades we learn that the wealth from which the cat was not given it will come in the form of a bald snake wrapped around a person's neck, biting him, biting him. Why, what is that snake? It is the money from which the cat was not given. When these ads were revealed us How about they ask the prophets of the law says that he understood the law, then what is it that we should really accumulate? Because gold and silver were scared that if we don't give the cat then we're in trouble? What is it that we should really take what wealth is best? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
said, the best wealth is a lesson and there Kion is a tongue that remembers a lot much a heart that is grateful and unbelieving wife who will help him in the matter of his Eman. Meaning This is something that you should try to get more off. This doesn't mean that we should give away all our money. Now the money that Allah has given like we discussed earlier, it's not evil. It's just that we should not be attached to it. Right? But from it, the house of Allah has to be given. And while we are busy accumulating money and shopping and buying gifts and things like that, for Ramadan, we are concerned about decorating our houses and for even exchanging gifts. What is it that we should
be more and more concerned about? Listen and baculum who are Calvin Shakira on? Indeed, the number of months with Allah is 12 lunar months in the register of Allah. From the day he created the heavens and the earth, meaning Allah has made these 12 months of these four are sacred. That is the correct religion. So do not wrong yourselves during them, meaning during the sacred months, do not fight each other and fight against the disbelievers collectively as a fight against you collectively, and know that Allah is with the righteous who fear Him.
In nomina, co Xia de tocqueville filco Indeed, the postponing meaning of restriction within sacred months is an increase in disbelief because the machine what they will do is, if they wanted to fight, they would say, you know what, let's move the month of Mahatma we want to have this month we'll make this another month. And when that month will come, we will make that more happen. Well, if we can't change it, it's like saying on Friday, let's pretend it's Monday. Can it be Monday? No, this is foolishness, unless as this is just increase in disbelief by which those who have disbelieved are LED further astray. They make it lawful one year and unlawful another year to
correspond to the number made unlawful by Allah and thus make lawful what Allah has made unlawful, made pleasing to them as the evil of their deeds, and Allah does not guide the disbelieving people. So we have no right to change the law of Allah.