Stories from the Qur’an #10
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Inshallah today in our series of courses on Quran the stories from the Quran, we will begin the story of the two sons of Adam alayhis salaam. And this is basically an extension of the story of Adam really his sinner, because they were his two sons. And so there's a lot to learn from their story that Allah subhanaw taala mentions in the Quran. So in certain Magadha, Allah subhanaw taala tells us about the two sons of Adam Alayhis Salam, and basically we learn is that one of them, killed the other out of jealousy. And the reason for this jealousy was Allah subhanaw taala disfavor on his brother, when Allah accepted His sacrifice from him, because he had offered it with sincerity
and piety. And the other did not offer it with sincerity. And so his sacrifice was not accepted by Allah. He was not of the righteous, and instead of looking inward, and correcting his intention and his action, he he became jealous, and he acted on his jealousy and killed his brother, outrageously. So the one who was killed, became successful in this world and the hereafter because his sacrifice was accepted. And he did not commit any kind of injustice against his brother.
On the other hand, the one who killed him became a loser in this world and the next, because his sacrifice was not accepted. He acted on his jealousy, and he set the precedent for murder and incurred the sin of all those who follow Him.
Now, the Quran does not mention what the sacrifice of each brother was, nor does it mention the reason why they offered the sacrifice in the first place.
In the Bible, we learned that Abel had been offered the choicest of his flock, and Cain Kaabil offered from the fruit of the soil. And it again the Bible does not mention the purpose behind the sacrifice. Now Muslim scholars mentioned in particular we see even cathedra and authority they mentioned that Hawa would give birth to twins at a time, okay. And he, the wife of Adam and his son would give birth to twins at a time one boy and one girl. And the children of Adam, were to marry those children of Adam who were from a different set of twins. So a son from one set of twins would marry a daughter from another set of twins. So Abel was supposed to marry the twin of Cain. But Cain
did not want that. He wanted to marry her himself in his twin sister, he wanted to marry her himself. So other really has sinned. I'm told both of them to offer a sacrifice, and whoever sacrifice would be accepted would marry the twin sister of Cain. So Abel offered a healthy sheep, and Cain offered some grass and seeds, okay, this is what he offered a sacrifice before Allah. So Abel sacrifice was accepted. And this showed that Abel was more righteous, and Cain could not bear the humiliation and he resorted to violence and killed his brother. And he did not know what to do with the body of his brother then so in the Quran, we learned that Allah subhanaw taala center crow
that began to scratch the ground and dig it. So when Cain saw that, he realized that he should bury his brother in the earth, and watching the curl made him feel that the CRO was even smarter than him. And when he buried his brother in the earth, Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran that he became of the regretful penny he felt a great amount of remorse. Now, other movies soon, they do not mention the story of the dispute. All right, any why? Why Cain was upset with his brother. Why was he jealous? Any Why did they
offer the sacrifice. And they interpret the story of Cain and Abel, exactly as it is mentioned in the Quran, that both of them offered a sacrifice. Why? Because they were commanded by Allah to offer sacrifice. And one brought his sacrifice with sincerity and SSN and the other did not. The sacrifice of the one who brought it with sincerity was accepted because it was done with Taqwa. And the others was not accepted because it was void of Taqwa.
So Cain whose sacrifice was not accepted, killed his brother out of jealousy and rage. So let's look at the verses what Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran about the story of the two sons of Adam alayhis salaam. In surah, toma ADA verses 27 to 32. Allah subhanaw taala tells us what Urla who never Abhinay Adam a bill held in court Rebecca O'Bannon, photocopy lemon, a hottie Hema welcome you Taco Bell Minal
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mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs, that indeed, many of them even after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.
So in iron number 27, Allah subhanaw taala says what to do are lay him never Abhinay Adam Bill help and recite to them the story of Adams two sons, in truth.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was supposed to recite all of the Quran to the people. That was his role yet Urla him AIP that he was supposed to recite the verses of Allah to the people. But here Allah subhanaw taala especially told him that recite to the people the story of the two sons of Adam or his sunnah, and this shows us the importance of this story, and how important it is for people to learn about the story in order to take lesson from it, because it especially emphasized that recite to them tell
Call them read the story to them, inform them about this what through our lay him never been a Adam I will help. And this shows us how important it is for us to go directly to the stories that Allah subhanaw taala has mentioned in the Quran, anyone is that we hear about a story of the Quran from the mouth of one person and then from the mouth of another or we read it in a random book, man, that's okay, we get information from there we learn about what the story is. But the way that Allah subhanaw taala mentions the story, the way that Allah subhanaw taala relates it, in his most perfect words, there is a completely different impact, there is a completely different effect. And so it's
necessary that we listen to the stories that are that are mentioned in the Quran, because Allah told His Messenger, read to them, recite to them, the story of the two sons of Adam, what do I lay him never.
And the story is not called causes over here, or hover over here, it is called number and number is actually very important and relevant information that is being given to someone.
And so, this incident that occurred between the two sons of Adam and Eve Sena is something that is very important to every single one of us, it is of relevance to us. And it teaches us some very important lessons that we can take, we can learn from at a personal level, any there are some things that we learn about, you know, that that are, of course, that are beneficial, that are true. But personally, we are not able to any apply that or or or benefit from that immediately. Right? Perhaps at some point in our lives, in certain situations, we are able to, you know, apply that. But this story is something that is most relevant to every single individual. Why? Because this is a story of
how two people offered sacrifice, they did a good deed, one person's deed was accepted, and the others was not accepted.
And the thing is that as Muslims, as worshipers of Allah, this is what we're always trying to do. We're always trying to do something for the sake of Allah. So we need to know, what are those things? What are those factors that cause our deeds to be accepted? And what are those factors that prevent our deeds from being accepted? Is this not something that is relevant to every single one of us? Absolutely, it is 100% In fact, all of the time that is relevant to us, because in one day, think about it, how many times do we do something in obedience to Allah? When Allah Hill how many, five times a day if we're just performing the basics, you need salah? We have to know, how is it
that we should pray so that our prayer is accepted? And what is it that we need to avoid so that our prayer is not rejected? So this is something that is relevant to us every day, in every action that we do. Secondly, in the story, we see two brothers having a dispute and one feeling jealous and acting on his jealousy. And jealousy is something that we all experience at some point in our lives or in some amount. You know, it's common between siblings, it's common between spouses, even SubhanAllah. Some people are envious of their children, or they're envious of their neighbors, even any any person that they see, they feel envy Subhanallah so how is it that we should deal with envy?
This story teaches us so this is why the what happened between the two sons of Adam and his center is not just a story, no it has never it is important and it is very relevant. So what we are laying him never Abhinay Adam, the important news of the two sons of Adam really his center and these two sons are named Habil and kabhi Abel and Kane
and Allah subhanaw taala says Tell them the story Bill Hawk in truth
in he tell them the actual facts about the story. All right. Now the thing is that again, there's a lot of any folklore and a lot of unique
details that you know are spoken about in regard to how beaten qabil Okay,
but what is fact and what is not we don't know what is certainly fact is what Allah subhanaw taala mentions in the Quran, right? So what's Urla him never ebene Adam, Bill, how's
it tolerable? CorBon so what is the news? It is that if God
Robert O'Bannon, when both of them offered a sacrifice, now Coburn means a sacrifice and it is basically something that a person offers from their belongings from their property. All right, and they get up to Allah for the sake of Allah, ye, in order to draw close to Allah or Zota any be intention is to draw close to Allah, this is Corbon it's from Orbcomm is closeness nearness. So the whole purpose behind offering the sacrifice is to draw closer to Allah. Because sometimes what happens is that, that there are things that become a barrier between us and our Lord. Right, they're coming in between. So, you want to remove that, all right, in order to draw closer to Allah
or you offer the best that you have, or of the best things that you have something good with, if Lawsonia with sincere intention, all right, in order to draw closer to Allah. So, this is the whole idea of a Corbin because if you think about it, He is Allah in need of our sacrifice. No, he is not not at all, not not even in the in the in the least, because any as Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Kuranda
Womack HELOC to general ins OLALIA balloon and I did not create managin except that they should worship Me right multidomain home Marie's pin, I do not want any sustenance for from them, and I do not want that they should feed Me and yield to a moon in the law who are reserved indeed Allah He truly is the provider, the virtual machine and he is one of power in he is not in need of sustenance. He does not need your sacrifice, right? It's not that he depends, he relies on your sacrifice. No, that is not the case. You are in need of Allah. And so he has given you an opportunity to do something in order to draw close to Allah because you you need to purify your
heart of these false attachments so that you can draw close to Allah Zoda. So if Kamala Urbana and both the brothers offered sacrifice and what was the reason behind that sacrifice, like I said the Quran does not mention, okay, but what the Quran tells us is that for to cook Billa min a hottie Hema, it was accepted from one of them, meaning the sacrifice of one brother was accepted when a muta Cabell Minal her, and it was not accepted from the other Subhanallah on the surface, two brothers are doing the same deed. They're offering sacrifice. But what happens? Look at the result, it's so different for each one brother sacrifices is accepted, and the other brothers sacrifice is
And this shows us that on the surface, you know, two different people find different people may be doing the same exact deed. Like for example, in Salah in JAMA, when you see people standing in a row, there's like 510 15 people standing together, sometimes even more than that everybody's praying together, everybody's doing the same action.
But just because an action is being done, it doesn't mean that it will be accepted for sure. It is Allah who accepts we don't know if someone's deed is accepted or not. Right? Only Allah subhanaw taala knows. And he is the one who decides whether to accept someone's deed or reject it. But we have to be afraid on our part, that is my deed sincere enough, is my deed good enough that it should be accepted by Allah?
What do I need to improve? How how can I do this better, in order for this to be accepted? So our concern should not just be about fulfilling our obligations and just doing things, you know, getting things done basically, that that should not be our only concern. Our concern should also be the acceptance of our deeds,
that they are accepted. If you think about it, when we submit a resume somewhere, when you when we submit an application somewhere, sometimes we even send an email with a request, right? What happens we are anxious until we hear a positive response. Once we know that our request our application has been accepted, then we feel at ease because we
know that just because we have submitted it, it doesn't mean that it's going to be accepted.
It doesn't guarantee acceptance. Right? So why is it that when it comes to our good deeds, we are so casual about it, that we think that just because we've done it, it's enough, and then we don't need to worry after that, or after we do something good, how can we have the audacity to boast about it, and to think that we are doing Allah a favor, or we're doing other Muslims a favor, that we have done something righteous
Subhanallah one brothers deed was accepted, the other brothers deed was not accepted. Even though on the surface the action was the same, it was the action of offering sacrifice to Allah.
Now, as some of us even mentioned, that the one whose sacrifice was accepted, Abel, he, he offered a sheep. Okay, you need the best sheep from his flock. And Cain carbene, whose sacrifice was not accepted. He offered some seeds and some grass and he some some kind of vegetation because he was a farmer. Okay, well, Allahu Arlon. But we know that if Allah subhanaw taala, accepts a deed from someone
and rejects a deed from another, there is some reason behind it. And he Allah subhanaw taala does not any, none of Allah's Panteras actions are void of reason. Allah subhanaw taala does not do our birth, any he does not act in vain, uselessly Larry and our birth Subhan Allah and Allah is free of such such shriveled tea. Okay. So when Allah subhanaw taala accepted the sacrifice of one brother, there must be a reason for that. And what we can understand is that his sacrifice was good. It was done in a good way, with a good intention in and also in a manner that is good. And the one who sacrifice was not accepted, there must be something wrong with that sacrifice. Either His intention
was corrupt, his manner was corrupt, any something was not right. So instead of focusing on, well, what's the brother's fault if his sacrifice was not accepted, he offered the sacrifice, it's up to Allah to accept or not, so it's not his fault. Any this is this is the wrong way of thinking. Allah subhanaw taala is not unfair to his slaves at all.
But what happened over here, when they both offered sacrifice, one sacrifice was accepted, the other sacrifice was not accepted on the upper Tula neck, he said, I will kill you. And he the one who sacrifice was not accepted became so angry, he felt so humiliated. And he felt so jealous that he said, I'm going to kill you. Now, first of all, there's a question how did they know about the acceptance or the rejection of their sacrifice? The thing is that at least for the Bani Israel eel, any we learn how, when they would offer that even the previous nations anyone they offered sacrifice or when they collected war booty, they would gather it somewhere and a fire from the sky would come
and consume it. If the fire from the sky would come and consume it, that meant that the sacrifice was accepted.
All right, and if the fire did not consume it, that meant the fire that that the sacrifice was not accepted. Okay.
But in for the Omo Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, Allah subhanaw taala has been merciful. And so
no fire comes from the sky in order to consume the sacrifice, no, we are allowed to eat of the sacrifice that we offer, and also share it with others. And the main thing is that we show obedience to Allah by offering sacrifice, you know, at the time that he wants us to for his sake. And as Allah told us in the Quran, that the blood does not reach Allah, the meat does not reach Allah. When you when you offer a sacrifice, what reaches him is the taqwa the piety of your hearts. That is what matters.
So here, what happened is that somehow they weren't informed most likely by the fire of the sky. They came to know that abled sacrifices accepted and Keynes sacrifice was not accepted. Now, Karla aka Toulon Key said, I am going to kill you and let it occur to Lana. This is a very emphatic way of speaking. There is an implied oath over here that by Allah for short Indeed, I am going to kill you. There is no doubt about this. I am going to kill you. And he made his intention very clear. I am going to kill you
All replied Allah. He said in nama yet the pub Bell Allahu Meenal muda keen. He said, Indeed, Allah only accepts from the righteous.
Allahu Akbar. Why is he saying this? That indeed Allah only accepts from the righteous? What Why is he saying this as a as a response? Basically, his response is making it is it the reason why he says this is to make his brother look inward?
That it's not my fault if my sacrifice is accepted. I offered it with sincerity I offered the best that I had. And Allah is the One who accepted it. Right? And I don't get to decide that you don't get to decide that it is Allah who decides in Nehemiah Kabbalah, right. And secondly, Allah accepts from the righteous. So you offer a sacrifice with Taqwa. And Allah will also accept yours. Don't. It's not my fault that you're getting, you know, it's not my fault. So why are you getting upset with me? Why are you blaming me, you need to look inward, and see how you need to change your actions in order for them to be accepted by Allah. In the Maya dockable Allahu Meenan. With the
And the Aqua over here, piety over here means any doing what you're doing with sincerity, and your son. Sincerity, as in you do it purely for the sake of Allah and your son, that you do it at the level of excellence. So Abel, yes, he offered his sacrifice with sincerity purely for the sake of Allah, purely to please Allah. And secondly, he did it with their son, meaning he offered the best sheep that he had. So this is why his, uh, his sacrifice was accepted. Now when he says in Nehemiah dockable, Hula, hula moutain. He's not showing off over here that, oh, I'm going with Turkey. I'm a righteous person. And this is why my sacrifices was accepted, and you're not a righteous person and
your sacrifice was not accepted. He's not boasting over here. He's just stating a fact that will serve as a powerful reminder. And that would serve as a as an admonition that you know, look inward. Don't blame me. Don't get don't project your anger at me, you have to look inward.
So he wasn't showing off over here.
So in Nehemiah dockable. Allahu Minal moutain.
And there's a number of lessons that we can take from this idea. Right. So let's focus on these lessons before we continue to the next I have first of all, we see in this idea that this story is incredibly important and relevant to every person because Allah's pantherella tells us messenger SallAllahu ordered set him to recite it to the people, and he describes it as a number. Right. And this shows us how important it is for us to learn true historical incidents, whether they are, you know, from the Sierra, or they are those stories that are mentioned the Quran, because human nature is, is the same human behavior, any is the same. So if there's, you know, if we reflect on the
stories of the past, the true stories are so many lessons that we can learn so many characters that we can relate with, and a lot of
lessons that we can take from them.
Then we see that
it is Allah who decides whether to accept or reject deeds, right? But, of course, there is a standard by which Allah subhanaw taala accepts the deeds of people, and by which he rejects the deeds of other people. All right. So, when it comes to worship, right, when is it that a las Panatela accepts the worship of his slaves, when they do it with sincerity and when they do it in the way that Allah subhanaw taala has prescribed?
Right. This is this is the condition for the acceptance of worship that it's it must be done with sincerity and it must be done in the way that Allah subhanaw taala has prescribed.
So, you know, like when it comes to da Allah subhanaw taala says call upon me, I will answer you. Right you call you call, I will answer. Right? So the one who, likewise the one who does something good
with sincerity and in the way that Allah subhanaw taala has prescribed then his deeds will be accepted.
Right, his his effort will be rewarded.
Now, the brother says let Akula knuck cane instead of looking inward, and instead of improving his intention and his action, he just acted on his rage on his jealousy and he said, I am going to kill you.
What's happening over here, he is feeling extremely jealous. And he's acting on his jealousy.
Right. Now, when it comes to jealousy, it's very important that we understand what it is and how it works and how we can manage it.
Because hustle and bustle he told us a sorry hustle and bustle he said that there is no one from the Children of Adam
except that he has some some amount of jealousy in him.
Meaning basically hustle and bustle he said that jealousy is in the nature of human beings. Right? It is in the nature of human beings.
So, when it is in the nature of human beings, and they feel jealous, okay? That is something that they're not responsible for. Because if something is in your nature, you're not responsible for it. But what you are responsible for is your behavior, your actions, when you act on that jealousy. Right?
Now, certain emotions, like for example, anger, it can actually be very good, right? Very positive, even, there's a good kind of anger also. But if a person does not manage anger, alright, and they act on their anger in a in a wrong way, then this is done, this is wrong. Right? They are responsible, they are sinful for how they're acting on their anger. So just like that jealousy is in our nature, we are going to feel jealous at some point a little or a lot. Okay. But this is a feeling that needs to be managed. And this is a feeling that we don't just act on blindly. Now, what exactly is has said, what exactly is jealousy? Jealousy is that a person is unhappy with the
blessing that Allah has bestowed on another,
in either unhappy about the fact that someone has a certain blessing that Allah has privileged them with, okay, but has said there's more than just that unhappiness sometimes has, it means that a person wants the other to lose that blessing.
Okay, any they're so unhappy about the fact that someone has a certain blessing that they don't want want them to have it, they want that blessing to be taken away from them, they want them to lose it, they want them to, you know, end something should happen so that they no longer habit. Okay? Other times, hazard is so strong, that a person wants that, it should that blessing should be taken away from the other. And it should be given to them.
Like, for example, a person sees another with a very nice jacket. Right? So he feels jealous. Why does he have it? Why does he have this jacket? They should not have it? I should have it? Well, I wish they would lose it and I wish I could take it. I wish I could have it. This is another level of jealousy. So there's different levels of jealousy. Okay. Now,
there's also kinds of jealousy in the sense that there is a there's an evil, negative kind of jealousy, which I just explained.
And there's also a positive kind of jealousy, which is typically called a lip balm, and lip balm is that you see someone with a blessing. Okay? And you're not unhappy that they have it. But you wish that you could also have it?
You see that you wish that you could also habit? You're not unhappy that they have it? No you are you you don't mind what whether they have it or not, but seeing them having something makes you wish for it. And this is not something wrong.
Okay, this is not something wrong. In fact,
you need the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that law has said that INLA are left in attain there is no jealousy permissible except in two cases.
All right, and what are these two cases? First of all, a man who Allah has given the knowledge of his book to so he recites it in the night, all right, and he lives by it acts upon it. And the second is a man who Allah has given a lot of wealth to so he spends it in the way of Allah in the night and in the day. So these two people yes, you
can feel jealous of them. But jealousy here does not mean that you no longer want them to have knowledge of the book, or you no longer want them to have any wealth. No, it means that they have it great. I also wanted, I also wanted any, it's very normal that when you see someone with something nice, you wish to have it too, right. And this is permissible that you wish to have it. But it should not be any excessive that you see someone with a phone and you're like I wanted to, you see someone with nice hair, like I wish my hair was like that. You see someone with a nice car, like I wish my car was like that. And you don't live your life, always wishing for things that other people
have. Because that means that you're not looking at what Allah has privileged you with. And that is a problem. And the thing is that when you're always looking at other people's things, all right, that shows you that you are very focused on this dunya
that you are deceived by this dunya
that there is a lot of greed for this world in your heart, which is a much bigger problem.
Right? So the prophets of Allah who artisan did not say that jealousy is permissible when you see someone with a nice, you know, with with nice hair, or with nice skin or with a lot of wealth. No, it is permissible when you see someone with knowledge of the Quran, and they're acting by it, because that is something worth wishing for.
Right that you want the same for yourself. Likewise, you see someone with wealth, and they're spending it in the way of Allah, they're earning so many good deeds. So yes, this is worth it that you feel some kind of, you know, envy that you also wish for the same. All right, but wishing for every little thing that people have, they're wearing a nice ring, I want the same, they're wearing a certain type of clothes, I want the same any Be yourself and look at what Allah subhanaw taala has given you and stop staring at other people things all the time and stop wishing for other people's things all the time.
Because when you start excessively admiring and looking at the things of other people, then this is where shaitan becomes very active. And this is where the person with the blessing can be affected by the evil eye.
Right? So be careful.
So hazard is something that any is there. Right now we have identified the negative kind of jealousy and also the positive kind of jealousy.
And we've also recognized the fact that every person has it. So
should we just ignore feelings of jealousy when they come? Should we need to be concerned about them? The thing is that jealousy is an ancient ancient disease of the heart. Okay, if you think about it, why did the police refuse to prostrate to other Marines? And the reason was jealousy.
Right? And look at what became of bliss. Then we see that the two sets of attorneys said and why did Cain kill his brother? The reason was jealousy. Right? And so many people, when they feel jealous, and they act upon their jealousy, they end up doing so many wrong things. Look at the brothers of use of Ernie center. They were jealous of use of early cinema and look at how they lied to their father that threw him in the well. And look at all that use of Ernie salaam had to endure because of the jealousy of his brothers. Right? The people of Makkah, they were also jealous of the prophets of Allah who already he was salam. That how come he has been given prophethood Why were we not given?
And they rejected the truth because of that jealousy, the Bani Israel also, right. They were jealous that How come and Arab has been chosen as a messenger? Why not one of us? How come and because of their jealousy again, they rejected him said Allahu alayhi wa salam. So look at how much loss they endured. All right, how many wrong things they ended up doing out of hazard out of jealousy. So remember, that acting on jealousy is something that is haram.
Okay, it is something that is not permissible. Why? Because it destroys your religion. As a Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there has come to you the disease of the nations before you jealousy and hatred.
And Al Hassan Al Baghdadi. He said, hatred is the destroyer that destroys religious commitment. Okay, and the word that he used for destruction was shaving. And he said that it does not shave hair. No, that's not what it does. It shaves off your dean and it completely
Imagine a lawn mower. If you take it over a flower bed, okay? Over a patch of grass, what's going to happen? Whatever that is that is in its path, it's going to cut it off.
And this is what what happens when a person acts on their jealousy on their birthday ah, that it ruins their good deeds.
Okay, it ruins their their deen and the prophets of Allah who are listening forbade us, He said, Let the hasta do while at the Bell, who do not have jealousy against one another and do not have hatred for one another.
Right. And people are fortunate when they don't act on their jealousy, any, they're protected from a lot of harm when they don't act on their jealousy. The problem with acting on one's jealousy is that first of all, it keeps you upset. Any just because you act on your jealousy doesn't mean that you satisfy that feeling. You know, for example, when you're thirsty, you drink a glass of water, and you're satisfied, your thirst is quenched. Jealousy is not like that. When you're feeling jealous, and you act on your jealousy, you will never feel a sense of satisfaction. It will always make you upset and angry. All right, and annoyed and you're not going to be able to enjoy anything in your
Imagine you witnessed this, for example, in children, when one is jealous of the other, then what happens, he cannot see the toy that he has, he cannot see the treat that he has cannot enjoy what he has constantly focused on the sibling who has something that he wishes for. Right? And then it gets stronger. That feeling gets stronger leads to arguments and fights and bickering.
So there's really no satisfying feelings of jealousy by any by acting upon them. You know, like someone said that envy is the one who envies never takes a holiday.
What does that mean? That the one who envies never gets a break, never gets to enjoy.
Because he's always going to be upset and annoyed. Right? The other thing is that when a person acts on their jealousy, then this is something that leads them to disobeying Allah azza wa jal and oppose the religious commandments that Allah subhanaw taala has obligated on us. Another thing is that jealousy is what it is basically being upset with Allah subhanaw taala this decision?
Because if someone has a certain blessing, tell me, how did they get it?
They got it because Allah is the One who gave it to them. Right? Allah is the Allah is Allah Zack the provider? Nobody has anything except that Allah is the One who has given it to them. Whether they strove for it or not, that's a different discussion. But ultimately they have it because Allah is the One who gave it to them. So if you have a problem with someone having a certain blessing, you basically have a problem with Allah.
That Why did Allah give it to them?
And why did he not give it to me?
This is not fair and things like that. A person has a problem with Allah's decision. And this is very dangerous. Very, very dangerous to one's Eman. Right? And this is why it will kill him. He said that there are four pillars of comfort. And he disbelieved stands on four pillars. And what are those four pillars? They are kippered. Pride, hazard, jealousy, lob, rage, and Shaohua lust.
Think about it. Jealousy is something that can eventually lead a person to cover. This is so dangerous. And really, if you think about it, what led Iblees to cover it was his jealousy. What led the people of Makkah, and also the Bani Israel to their cover in Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam it was their jealousy.
All right. And
entertaining said jealousy of believers this is actually a sign of hypocrisy, because Allah tells us about the hypocrites that in the interim says, Come hasenhuttl They assume that if something good reaches you, it upsets them. Subhanallah the believer is different. The believer is happy on seeing that another believer has a blessing that they're happy for their Muslim brother or sister that I'm so happy for you that Allah has blessed you with because you have this. All right, you're gonna do something good with it. And you know, this is good for Islam.
So, the believer is happy with the blessings of others. And it's a sign of hypocrisy that a person does
is not like that someone should have something good.
And the thing is that
any hazard is something that leads to many sins and it blackens the heart. Right it makes a person forget the remembrance of Allah. Now how should we protect ourselves from jealousy?
First of all, the alternative to hesed is Lippa. Okay? The alternative to hazard is what ripped up that when you see someone with something good,
You don't wish that they should lose it. Or that it should be taken away from them and given to you know,
instead, you turn to Allah. And you ask Allah Allah Houma in the US, LUCAM and finally, Carlene Oh Allah, I asked you for your great favor.
You are the one who has bestowed so many favors on your creatures.
I also desire that You bestow such and such favor on me.
you when you see someone with a blessing,
it should actually make you realize how vast are the treasures of Allah, and how generous is Allah and how Allah is Able to bestow so much to his slaves.
In his seeing someone with a blessing should make you realize the greatness of Allah
and the vastness of his treasures.
When you think like that, you're going to look at the source, right? You're going to look at Allah and you're going to ask him
that Oh Allah, grant me also. So Allah subhanaw taala told us in the Quran will determine No, do not wish for my father Allah will be Barbra coma Allah but do not wish for what Allah subhanaw taala has privileged, some of you with over others. And if Allah has given something to someone, don't constantly wish for what Allah has given them.
Okay, literally javelina, sable MCDA, Cebu well in Nyssa, in a sable Makita seven was ALLAH him and fugly. ask Allah for his favor. He is the source. So ask him this is the first thing that we need to do turn towards Allah realize the vastness of his treasures. Okay? And ask him
so this means you see someone with, you know, a nice car, you see someone with good health, you see someone with great opportunities, you see someone with an amazing career, you see someone, you know, being successful and fulfilling their goals.
At that time, don't feel sad, that Oh, I always wanted to be like this. And I'm not like that. I always wanted you know, such a career but I was not able to. So poor me. No, not poor me. This is what Allah gave them. Because Allah is able to give a lot and Allah gave me something different. And Allah subhanaw taala is able to give me more. So Oh Allah, I thank you for whatever that you've given me. And I'm here to ask for more. Because you are doing foglia Aleem.
Secondly, another thing that can help us manage jealousy is that we strengthen our iman
Eman. Your faith is something that will protect you against jealousy.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that two things will never be gathered in the heart of a slave faith and jealousy. Emmanuel Hassan can never be gathered in the heart of asleep. The question is, how does the man protect you against jealousy? The thing is, when you believe in Allah, what does that mean? You believe that Allah is the rub. Allah is the Lord, right? He's the one who has created everything and everyone and he is the one who is the provider. So he is the moral CLI and he is the man here. Right? Allahu Allah Manaea Lima Arteta? Well, I'm more clearly laminata that Allah there is no one who can prevent what you give, and no one who can give what you prevent. So if
someone has something, it's because Allah gave it to them, and if someone does not have something, it's because Allah prevented it from them. Right? If someone has a certain privilege, a certain blessing, it's because Allah is the One who gave it to them because He is Allah Zack.
And I believe that Allah subhanaw taala does everything with his wisdom.
Right? None of his actions are void of wisdom. They're based on his perfect knowledge. So when you focus on your belief in Allah, then you are
content with the decrees of Allah with the decisions of Allah, it brings in you a certain level of contentment, then you're not unhappy.
So for example, you see someone with a very nice car, okay? And suddenly shaitan puts in your heart while look at them and look at your car. It's embarrassing to drive your car.
And here you are striving so hard, working so hard, you know, trying to stay away from haram. And this is what you get.
No, at that time, remind yourself, Allah is Allah zoek.
Allah is Allah Salim. Allah is Al Hakim.
Right, if this person has it, Allah gave it to them.
The other thing is that a man is something that develops a sincerity for you for other people.
Why? Because when you have true Eman, then you love for your brother which you love for yourself.
Correct. In the middle name for the believers are brothers. So you love for your brother which you love for yourself.
So the stronger your Eman is, the happier you are with the blessings that others have been given. Because you want the best for them.
You don't want good to be limited to you know you want that good should be any extensively you know, in a shared among people.
A man does not make you selfish and greedy. It makes you generous, and it makes you desire good for all people.
Another thing that can help us against jealousy is that we make our actions more sincere for Allah. Okay, because when you develop sincerity in your heart, that means that your heart is pure, pure as in pure off any anger or you know, mean anger with Allah, or discontent with Allah's decrees, the pure you are, in terms of your thinking about Allah subhanaw taala the more protected you will be against feelings of jealousy.
Another important thing is that
look at the example of those who were so generous and who were not jealous, even though they themselves were in need. Like for example, the Companions, especially the unsought how Allah subhanaw taala describes him so to hash in the Quran that you have bounnam and Hydra la him. They love those who have immigrated to them. And the Mahajan they love the margarine. Well if you don't if you saluting him, handwritten Mumma, Otto, and they don't find in their hearts any desire for what the Mahajan don't have been given.
Okay Subhanallah nada unsalted did not feel jealous of what the musaajid own were given. While you if you don't know Allah unforseen, well, oh, cadmium Kasasa look at their generosity, that they give preference to the MaHA Joon over themselves, even though they themselves are in need.
Right? So look at the examples of those who have been so generous. So giving, so selfless, okay, and try to be like them, either. Some people who live their lives, wondering how they can protect themselves and how they can, you know, seek all good for themselves selfishly. And then there are others who live generous lives.
And those who live generous lives, who extend you know,
you know, not only things to other people, but also good thinking. Like, they think good about others, they wish good for others. So those who live generously, Allah subhanaw taala also blesses them with abundance and happiness.
And And finally, another important thing is that ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect you against jealousy, intruder, how should we learn the DUA Robina Helena wali when in Alladhina, sub Hakuna Bill Eman while at the Gerald few Colombina Linda Lilla Dena Amanu Robina in Nicaragua, Rahim.
Our Lord forgive us and our brothers who preceded us in faith and put not in our hearts any resentment towards those who have believed our Lord Indeed you are kind and merciful. So if you find in your heart some kind of resentment for another Muslim, whether they are a a relative or not a friend or not someone you see online or otherwise, any when you sense any kind of jealousy in your heart for another Muslim, ask Allah subhanaw taala to purify your heart ask Allah Allah Allah in the arrow to become immune karate la la cual Armel will Hua
Oh Allah I seek refuge in You from evil character evil actions and evil desires and jealousies and evil desire.
Ask Allah Allahu Allah the Colby was a deadly Sani was from selfie with the Colby Oh Allah guide my heart, make my make my tongue true and draw out malice from my heart any any any bad feeling that is sitting in my heart Oh Allah take that out.
So, he said, the brother said in cane saddle Aquila neck, I will kill you he was acting on his jealousy. What happened? Abel replied in Nanaia dockable, Allahu Millan with the clean Habil replied that indeed Allah only accepts from the Moto pain. And this is such an important statement that we need to remind ourselves off. Often.
The thing is that sometimes we just fall into certain patterns and routines that we just have a habit of doing certain things and we don't think about the intention with which we are doing it or the manner in which we are doing it.
Which deeds does Allah accept those deeds which are done with the Aqua?
Okay that are done with the Aqua. What is the Aqua Taqwa is consciousness? Right that a person is conscious of Allah. And they're taking
measures to protect themselves against the Wrath of Allah. And they're taking measures in order to receive in order to obtain the pleasure of Allah. How do you do that? You do that by two things. First of all, bringing sincerity in your actions,
that in your heart, you are sincere, you're doing it for the sake of Allah, not to seek praise from people, not to just satisfy other people that they should not blame you or anything. No, you're truly desiring to please Allah, you have hope and His mercy, you desire the reward that he has, you want closeness to him, you want to make him happy with you? And so, that is your intention, that is your purpose. The second thing is that your manner, how is it that you are performing the action, you have to do it properly?
And what does that mean? That means that you do it in the way that Allah has prescribed. So you do the things that Allah Subhana Allah has commanded you to do. And you stay away from those things which Allah subhanaw taala has forbidden you from. So for example, when it comes to Salah, performing Salah in itself is an act of piety.
Right? So, so that is excellent. Now sometimes what happens is that a person is performing salah, but they don't have piety in their Salah. So for example, they're constantly fidgeting, they're looking here and there they're rushing through their salah, they have no idea what what they're saying.
They don't even have will do, right, they're not sure if they have it Subhan Allah. So, this is what this is a prayer that is void of piety okay. So, we have to be careful that whatever we do, we do it with the Aqua. Now,
the muda P the one who has Taqwa is the one who has a class, the one who has sincerity and the one who does good with your son with excellence.
And there are you know different ways in which we can improve our Taqwa. Okay, like for example, you ask Allah subhanaw taala you practice more consciousness. You you do different good deeds that that strengthen your taco because everybody in itself strengthens your taco a fasting brings Taqwa. Right? You keep the company of those people who are righteous, who inspire you to be more sincere to Allah and to worship Him in a better way in a more excellent way. And of course you ask Allah for taqwa, Aloma, India's local Houda what to call Well, Alfa Luna. Girl, I asked you for guidance and for Taco All right.
Now the thing is that in the mayor de cobre la Hominem with the pin Allah accepts only from those who are righteous, does this mean that if there is a person who sins sometimes his good deeds are not accepted? Know what this means is that
because the thing is that there is no person who is free of sin, right? Any every person, all of the children of Adam make mistakes, right? Some of course more than others but all of the children of Adam make mistakes. Allah apparently mentions who Jana is for, in the into Insert earlier one, and Allah is primarily mentioned regarding them were ladina EDA, farlo fisherton Oh, well, Mo and Busan, those who when they do something immoral, or they wrong themselves, they remember ALLAH and then they seek forgiveness for their sins.
So, a Mottaki person is still a hero.
When and what ducky person, a righteous person is not an angel. Okay, which means that they will make mistakes. Now, if they make mistakes, does that mean that none of their good deeds will be accepted? No, that is not the case. Allah is primarily mentioned in surah Toba, those who mixed their hello to Amazon Salia Hanwha, who mixed you know their good deeds with some evil deeds any day because they're human. They have done some good deeds and they've also done some bad deeds. So Allah subhanaw taala says, It is hoped that Allah will forgive them. Right? Any, there is hope that Allah will forgive them. And when Allah's Pantheon says Ursula, who any This is not like putting you in
doubt, and maybe it will happen, maybe it won't know you're actually being given hope. Okay, that you should have hope in the Mercy of Allah. So, the thing is that
no one is perfect, yes.
And a Motoki person will still make mistakes. But the main thing is that when you are doing something good, okay for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. Does that qualify as a deed performed with Dakota
if it qualifies as a deed performed with Dakhla, then it is accepted. And if it does not qualify as a deed performed with the court, then it will not be accepted.
So for example, Salah in itself is an act that is any an act of piety. Why would a person pray? Why? Because they fear Allah. The muda pain are those who pray. So yes, there is a person who for example is I for example, a woman she's not wearing hijab? Okay where she's supposed to but when it's time to pray, she leaves everything she goes makes will do and she puts on her hijab properly. She dresses properly and she prays properly. chippers are so nice. You praise her for what she does or at God. All right. So that act of Salah is done with Taqwa. So it is accepted. Even though she's doing other things in her life that are void of Taqwa. Okay. So the main lesson over here is that
anything we do, we must bring in that the Taqwa of Allah, we must do that with the fear of Allah. Because those who have Taqwa
of us Panatela tells us that they will be in tune with the cleaner future not in what we do. They will be in gardens and springs any in paradise in with the cleaner fuels oil and water you they will be in shades and springs. In with the cleaner view more common Amin indeed the writers will be in a secure place paradise in an Matakana V Jannette. In whinnery. Indeed, the righteous will be in gardens and pleasure. In the inner Lynmouth the cleaner in the rock beam genetic, Noreen, indeed for the righteous near their Lord, our gardens of pleasure.
Fee McCarthy center cleaner in the Malika Moqtada in another place in the Quran, that they will be in a seat, they will have a seat of honor near the sovereign, who is able to do all things Yanni. They will be close to Allah azza wa jal. So this is what we want that Allah subhanaw taala is pleased with us. Right that we are in the gardens of pleasure in Paradise, and we enjoy closeness to our Lord. So this is the outcome of those who have Taqwa
and without Taqwa good deeds are not accepted. Right? We learned that a little de la noir No, he said that were if I were to know that, you know, one such that even, and another companion said to the car even are accepted for me, then that would be more beloved to me than the world and everything in it. Subhanallah even remodel de la Mourinho.
Once a beggar came at his door, and even Romana told his son go give him a dinner. So his son went and gave the beggar a dinner. And then when his son came back, he said, may Allah accept it from you, my dad, my father, or my father. So it wouldn't remember what the Longhorn who said that, if I knew that even one such though or one Dirham was accepted for me by Allah, then nothing would be more beloved to me than death.
Meaning if I know that my deed has been accepted, then
yes, I want to leave this world because I know that I'm successful.
Allah, this is how eager they were the companions were for the acceptance of their deeds. And the thing is that when a good deed is accepted by Allah, then it no longer remains little.
Okay? It no longer remains little, it becomes great once it's once it is accepted by Allah. Because in a hadith we learn, then when a person gives some charity, right, even have a date, okay, then Allah subhanaw taala accepts it. Right. And when Allah subhanaw taala accepts it, then he causes it to grow. Like one of you the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam explained, like one of you, looks after your full of baby horse, right? You nurture it, you protect it, you take care of it, you feed it, you, you look after it, so that it can grow healthy and strong. But a baby horse will grow up to be what a big horse, alright? Allah subhanaw taala causes that date to grow and increase until it
becomes a mountain.
So when you do something for the sake of Allah, with sincerity of intention, in the best way that you can, even if it appears to be little,
it appears to be little, especially if you compare to the deeds of other people. Remember, if that little deed even is accepted by Allah, it will not remain little anymore.
And this is why it's so important. That whatever we do, even if it's something very small that we do for the sake of Allah, let us do it with utmost sincerity. And in the best, best way that we can.
Don't boast about your good deeds. Don't perform your good deeds with, you know, with a sense of burden in your heart that oh my god, again, it's, you know, I'm so tired. I don't feel like it. I don't want to do it. Any, don't drag yourself through it. Yes, you have to strive. But don't do it with disinterest. Don't do it with bad feeling. Allah subhanaw taala is not in need of you suffering. No, you bring your best effort, your best feeling your best sincerity. And even if you're able to do a little bit like that, it will no longer remain little, it will become big. So focus on the quality, not just the quantity.
And you see, especially in the last 10 days of Ramadan, a lot of people any day begin to focus on the quantity. So for example, they want to go for throw away they want to go for pm and that's excellent they go and mashallah many people are able to do the quantity with the quality. That is amazing.
But the problem is when we any we are doing these things, but then we're also boasting, we're also showing off, we're also talking to, you know, telling people about all that we are accomplishing, or that we are thinking very highly of ourselves, just because we went for Kenya and we think that we have done something tremendous. Right? And yes, it is great, we should feel happy about it. But we should not feel arrogant about it that when we come home, those who did not go we belittle them
or or when we find out that somebody did not pray in the night we belittle them. Yes, we should remind them but don't talk to them in a condescending way. As if you are a righteous you know angel who has come who is free of any mistakes and errors and whose good deeds are guaranteed acceptance
in the mayor dockable Allahu Minamata pain. Indeed Allah only accepts from those who have Taqwa. So we have to make sure that we bring into our actions, those things that cause our actions to be accepted.
Right and we should avoid those things and cause deeds to be rejected. And we should be concerned about the acceptance of our deeds when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would break his past he would say the Hubble Lomo while the tiller Tiller Ruko with a bottle or drew insha Allah
He would say that the thirst has gone and the veins have become
you know, wet any all the dryness has gone and the reward has become secure. If Allah wills
What did he mean by that? If Allah wills any he's hoping that the reward is secured. That is what we should also be eager for that when we complete our fast Allah accepts it.
When Ibrahim Ali Salman is Marilla listen, I'm built the Kaaba. Imagine there are two good people doing something so good. What are they asking Allah Rob burrata Koppelman our Lord accept this from us.
Allah subhanaw taala tells us about the righteous in the Quran that will Latina you don't no matter what Kaluga whom wodgina Those who give what they give, while their hearts are trembling with fear. And when we give sadaqa for example, do our hearts tremble with fear?
Why do their hearts tremble with fear? Because they're afraid, is is going to be accepted and they want it to be accepted.
You think about it, Cain offered a sacrifice and it was not accepted.
Just because we're doing something on the outward it appears to be good. There, you know acceptance is not guaranteed. So we should be afraid and when we are afraid, then we make sure that we bring quality and more sincerity to the actions that we are doing.
Then we also ask Allah subhanaw taala that oh Allah accept my effort. Right well, but now with a couple dua, oh Allah accept there are any when we when we recite through the Fatiha, why do we say I mean? I mean means Oh Lord, accept from us. So when we do something good, we should have this yearning in our heart that oh Allah accept this from us. When we make dua we have this yearning that oh Allah accept this dua. When we seek forgiveness, we should have this yearning that oh Allah accept my Istighfar when we repent, we should have this yearning, good. Oh Allah accept my repentance.
So in the mayor, Taco Bell, Allah Who Minal Mater clean, we should ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept our good deeds, and we should make this there are Allahumma inni as a Luca Ilma Nafion where am LM with a kabillion? What is complaining about that Oh Allah, I ask you for beneficial knowledge
and for deeds that are accepted and for sustenance that is pure Amen with the Kabbalah gives me the ability to do those deeds which are accepted by you.
Give me the ability to do deeds with sincerity, and in a way that is pleasing to you. I mean, inshallah we'll conclude over here for today. Subhanak Allah whom will be Hambrick a shadow Allah ilaha illa Anta a selfie Raukawa Toby Lake wa salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh