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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam encouraged us to learn suta tobacco to recite Sultan Baccarat and he also warned us against leaving it, because he mentioned that it would be a source of regret for those who do not benefit from the suta as we learn that that leaving it is a hustler. Meaning when a person does not recite it does not learn it does not benefit from it, then they will be regretful in this life and also in the next life which shows us that suitable bacala teaches us very, very important lessons. It teaches us essential lessons that we need to learn not just to live our lives as Muslims, but to also be at peace with ourselves, you know for self development for our
connection with Allah subhanaw taala. So, in today's lesson inshallah as we will begin from verse number 40, we will see how Allah subhanaw taala addresses the bunny is sought yield specifically, remember that the bunny is saw you at this point on is not just for the bunny is slightly this Quran is for all of us. And out of all the people that learn the Quran, it is of course those who believe, who who learned it, who read it, who benefit from it. So, when we go over the verses today, let us not just think about the people of the book, Allah subhanaw taala has mentioned these verses in his book, and he has mentioned important lessons in these verses for us to benefit from. So take these
verses personally, meaning as we read them, let us not just think about the crimes and offenses of the People of the Book. Let us introspect, let us think about ourselves, because Allah subhanaw taala has mentioned all of this for who for us to benefit from. So let us begin from iron number 40 where Allah subhanaw taala says, Yeah, Benny is Salah he or children of Islam he or the Kuru near a machete, remember my favor allottee unarmed to our lay con, which I have bestowed upon you. What Oh phobia hubby and fulfill my covenant
What will happen then, all Phoebe v comb, I will fulfill your covenant. What a year follow her bone and be afraid of only me. Remember the total bacala is a Madani sutra and when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam migrated to Medina there were three Jewish tribes that resided over there. And in these verses first and foremost the bunny ears are addressed. And by by extension, the lesson is for all of us now Who exactly are the bunny is thought you remember that? So he is actually the title of your job early his center and the bunny is where the children the great grandchildren meaning the descendants of your cub, Ernie, his Ceylon and who was your Cobra is the
Lamb he was the grandson of Prophet Ibrahim Are you set up? So Bunny is what you were basically the descendants of the prophets of Allah. So Allah subhanaw taala mentions over here that Albany is Salah el, remember my blessing, which I bestowed upon you. And remember that the bunny is saw he were given both religious and worldly blessings. We learn in the colander Massara is an asset to them, that remember the favor of Allah upon you when he sent among you prophets, and he made you kings, meaning he gave you sovereignty on earth, He gave you power, he gave you authority on earth and he also sent you religious guidance by sending prophets among you. And he gave you what he did
not give to anyone among the world's. So the bunny is what you are told over here, that guru near Mati, remember my blessing. Remember, these blessings, where and how, first and foremost, remember the blessings of Allah in your heart. Then remember them meaning talk about them, mentioned them at your tongues, and then also on your limbs, meaning show with your actions, that you remember the favors of Allah upon you. Remember that each and every slave of Allah is given some blessing, meaning something by which Allah subhanaw taala has favored them with over the rest of the people. And it is important that we first and foremost, acknowledge those blessings. We recognize those
blessings, and then we talk about these blessings. We remember them, we don't forget about them, we actually talk about them. Why? Because this acknowledgement of blessing, and then remembering that blessing talking about the blessing. This brings about feelings of gratitude. And it is only with feelings of gratitude, that we are able to better worship Allah subhanaw taala were able to feel humility before Allah subhanaw taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that he who does not thank people does not in fact, thank Allah, meaning the person who does not thank people has not thanked Allah either. And he said that what the hug do su be near Mattila he shukran. And the head
does meaning talking about the blessing of Allah is gratitude and leaving it meaning not talking about the blessing of Allah, then this is in gratitude. So the bunny is Seiler told over here, remember, meaning acknowledge those blessings, talk about them. And then practice that gratitude. Meaning show that you remember the blessings of Allah. And this is something that we need to do as well. This is something that we need to exercise and practice regularly, then we shouldn't just feel the blessings in our heart, we should also talk about them. Let us talk about the blessings of Allah, when we're sitting with our family. When we're sitting with our, you know, co workers, a lot
of times what happens is that people, you know, when we get together, most of all, you know, most of the time, we actually focus on and we talk about things that are not very pleasant, or things that are not according to, you know, our wishes, or things that are difficult. And yes, it's very normal to talk about your painful experiences. But let us also talk about the blessings of Allah. Because when we practice gratitude, when we talk about the blessings of Allah, this is a form of gratitude. And when we don't talk about the blessings of Allah, we are essentially forgetting about them. And when we forget about them, then this is basically in gratitude. So the bunny is slightly lower told
over here with Koto near Mati, remember my favor upon you, and then they're told what oh phobia heavy, fulfill my covenant, meaning do what you have promised me to do. And that is that you You said you promised that you would believe in Allah you promised
That you would believe in his messengers. You promised that you should worship that you will worship only Allah, that you will uphold the law that Allah subhanaw taala has revealed, so fulfill my covenant, uphold the law that I have revealed. And then all Phoebe become, I will fulfill your promise, meaning I will do Allah subhanaw taala will do what He has promised you and what is that, that he will give you a reward, he will give you paradise he will bestow His approval upon you. So we learn from this, that the person who fulfills his duty to Allah, then Allah also promises something in return in this world, and also in the Hereafter, in a Hadees winard folly, La Jolla
fomka. You guard your duty to Allah and Allah will protect you, Allah subhanaw taala will take care of you. So if you want some blessing from Allah, some favor from Allah, then think about what you owe to Allah, meaning what is your obligation towards Allah. But if you think about it, at times, we know what we're supposed to do as Muslims, at times we know what we what Allah subhanaw taala has commanded us to do, but still we don't do it. What is it that prevents us from fulfilling our duty to Allah, it is the fear of people, it is the fear of losing the world, it is the feeling it is the fear of missing out and the fear of people's judgement that what will people say? This is why the
next thing that is said over here is what Yeah, your follow her born? Fear only me. You see in certain fatty how we say a year cannot abou that you alone we worship. But remember, it is also important that we fear only Allah as well. Meaning our greatest fear should be of Allah, not of the creation. What a Yaya from her boon. And you see robber is extreme fear, meaning, any fear that you have of people, your fear of Allah should actually be greater than that. And such level of fear, extreme fear should only be of Allah, and no one else. So we see in this verse, that first of all, the buddy Israel are told, remember the blessing of Allah upon you, and then they're told, fulfill
your duty to Allah. And then they're told fear only Allah, which shows us that between Vicar of nirma, between remembering blessings of Allah, and, and also fearing Allah is fulfilment of your duty to Allah, meaning a person cannot uphold their duty to Allah, they cannot truly be obedient to Allah, unless and until they realize the blessings of Allah on the one hand, and they also have fear of Allah, meaning it is these two things, realization of Allah's blessings, feeling gratitude, and secondly, fear of Allah, it is these two things that make us righteous that make us obedient to Allah that make us concerned and worried about fulfilling our duty towards Allah subhanaw taala.
Then they're told what amino Bhima and Zell to and believe in what I have sent down, meaning believe in the Quran, you believe in the Torah, but also believe in the Quran. And what does the Quran say? What is the Quran? It is Mossad, the Kalima American, confirming that which is already with you. Meaning the Quran confirms that the Torah is from Allah. It confirms that yes, the in G is from Allah. And the revelation of the Quran confirms the truthfulness of the Torah and the indeed, how because it is the line dmg that mentioned the coming of the final messenger, the final revelation. So now that the final revelation has come, what does it prove? It proves the truthfulness of the
Torah and the NGO. So the Quran does not deny it does not reject the previous scriptures, the scriptures that Allah subhanaw taala revealed, it only confirms them. So all people have the book opening Islam you believe in what I have sent down, meaning the Quran and it should not be so hard for you to believe because it is Musab de Colima mera kaam. And remember those among the People of the Book who believe in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the Quran, then look at their reward. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there are three types of people who will be given a double reward by Allah. And one of them is the person from among the People of the Book,
who believed in his messenger and then he also believed in the Prophet sallallahu early he was
Hello and followed the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam meaning for such a person is double reward. What does that mean? This means that when a person who already believes in For example, musasa has sent out and is a follower of the total, and then when he learns about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he believes in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and becomes a follower of the Quran. Like for example, our beloved son Emerald EULA Mourinho who was a Jewish scholar, a Jewish rabbi, and then he believed in the Prophet sallallahu early he was setting them for such people as double reward, so me no believe, and then we'll after Qunu a weather cafe in B,
and B, not the first to disbelieve in it, even our bustle de la Horne, who explained that this means, do not be the first to disbelieve, while you have knowledge that others do not have meaning, you are people of the book, actually have an advantage over the rest of the people, because you know, what the rest of the people do not know. So, your responsibility is greater. So, from your people from the people of the book, do not initiate the trend of disbelief, because when you will disbelieve, then guess what, so, many other people will also disbelieve in your footsteps, because they they will follow you, you see there are individuals who are taken as an example, whether they
like it or not, whether they asked for that or not, Allah subhanaw taala has given them influence. So what happens is that people follow them. So much other people will wear what they wear, people will eat, what they eat, people will go where they go. So such individuals have to be careful that what kind of trends Am I setting? And the thing is that if you do not intend to be followed, then why you such public platforms. So the people of the book are being reminded over here that look, you have a heavy responsibility on your shoulders. When you will disbelieve, realize that so many people will disbelieve in your footsteps. So the bunny is like you remember, they were supposed to be the
People of the Scripture, people have knowledge. So their belief or their disbelief mattered a lot. The onus was not just on them, it was also on the people who chose to follow them. But Allah subhanaw taala addresses them here specifically, that you do not be the first to deny. And please let us live more carefully and wisely. People are responsible for what they do, and we are responsible for what we choose to do. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that whoever introduces a good practice that is followed, then he will receive its reward and a reward equivalent to that of those who follow it. Without that detracting from the reward in the slightest. What does
this mean? Meaning that if a person begins to do something good, and people follow him or her, then guess what they will be rewarded for what they're doing, but they will also be rewarded for every single person that follows them. So panela, but on the but on the same note, whoever introduces a bad practice that is followed, then he will receive it sin and a burden of sin equivalent to that of those who follow him. Without that detracting from their burden in the slightest. Meaning if you set a bad example, then what will happen? You will get the same of what you do but you will also get the sin of all the people that follow you. So be careful when after Kunal and Willa Catherine be when
Arthur stone will be a Yeti feminine kalila and do not exchange my signs or my verses for a small price. Do not sell my verses for a petty price. This doesn't mean that you can sell them for a bigger price. No, what this means is do not sell them for no price, because any worldly gain that you can make by selling the verses of Allah is petty. The question is, how does a person sell the verses of Allah? How does that happen? It is by giving preference to worldly gain over the verses of Allah. So even Jabez said, the verses are the book of Allah which Allah has revealed. And the petty price is the world and its pleasures, a dunya wish her were to her. Meaning, do not earn worldly
pleasure. Do not earn worldly gain, by giving up the verses of Allah by abandoning the verses of Allah by changing them by hiding them by distorting them to suit your desires or the desires of people so that you can
Enjoy life and you can enjoy its pleasures. Because no matter how much of the world you have, remember, it is little. The thing is that the bunny is to let you, you see, they did not want to believe in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Why? Because he was an Arab, and their entire privilege was based on their race. So believing in a non Israeli profit meant acknowledging their equality with the rest of humanity. And they weren't willing to accept that. So they were willing to do anything to save their privilege. So, so what were they willing to do over here, give up the verses of Allah in order to enjoy their worldly privilege, their worldly status, and before the
Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. Also, there were times when the scholars among them would accept bribes in order to issue rulings that would please people, even if those rulings clearly contradicted the law that Allah had revealed. But remember, that this is not just for the money is for you. This is relevant to us as well. On the one hand, at times, there are the verses of Allah that are very clear in their instruction. And then pulling us away from those verses is some worldly gain, some worldly pleasure, whatever it may be, so we need to ask ourselves that do I really believe that the Quran is higher or my edge Maroon better than all that people gather and collect?
If I believe that the Quran is the best? It is better than everything of this world. Everything of this life going on is better. Then why am I willing to do what clearly opposes the Quran? knowingly? What is it that is pulling me away? Whatever it is, that is pulling me away from the Quran, remember that it is petty, it is feminine polylang it is a cheap, Petty price. Why? Because it is limited in its benefit. It will not be with me forever. What he yeah if at the cone and that it is mentioned and fear only me meaning only half the glory of Allah. And what is the taqwa? What does it mean to have the fear of Allah? thump evil Habib said that the core is that you work in obedience to Allah,
in hope of the mercy of Allah, according to the light of Allah, what does that mean? That you work in obedience to Allah according to the light which Allah has revealed? And what is that light, it is the guidance, it is the instruction that last panel data has revealed. So you work according to that with the hope of Allah's mercy. And the goal is that you leave disobedience to Allah, out of fear of the punishment of Allah, according to the light of Allah, meaning Allah subhanaw taala has made clear in his guidance, what is forbidden, what is wrong. So the point is that you leave that you stay away from that out of the fear of the punishment of Allah. So taco is not just a feeling that
you get in your heart, the point is tangible. dakwah is visible, it is not just a feeling, it is action, action, which looks like obedience to Allah action that looks like staying away from what Allah subhanaw taala has forbidden. And then it is said, well, that can be sold herbal badly, and do not mix the truth with falsehood. What doctor will help or conceal the truth? What until Darla moon, while you know, two more problems are mentioned over here. The bunny is slightly would confuse the truth with falsehood, meaning they would mix it up so that people would not be able to tell what is right, and what is wrong. And then they would also conceal the truth, they will literally hide it
when they were asked about it, they would conceal the truth. So we see that people would ask the scholars among the people of the book about the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, that what do you say? Is he really a prophet? Should we believe in Him? And they would give very confusing responses, they would say things like, yeah, perhaps he is but only for the Arabs. Now, this kind of a statement that he has, perhaps he is a prophet, but only for the Arabs. What does that mean? What does that mean? If he's really a prophet, then Isn't he supposed to be followed by everybody? And if he's not supposed to be followed by you, if you think that that that he is not for you, that means
he's not good enough, then that means that perhaps we should also not believe in him. So they would say such ambiguous confusing things about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that will leave the people in confusion. So they would not declare the truth as the truth. The fact is, that Allah subhanaw taala has made has
has revealed the truth, and we should remember that help is help meaning truth is truth. It is different from falsehood, truth is clear. Allah subhanaw taala has revealed it, he has sent His messengers to make it clear. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spent 23 years clarifying the truth. So let us not pretend like it is unclear. And there is a new trend now, of mixing truth with falsehood, where people say things like my truth, there aren't multiple versions of the truth, there is only one half, there is only one truth. So the thing is that we have to change our desires, we have to change ourselves to conform to the truth, not that we start distorting the truth, to conform
to our wishes and desires. So this is what the bunny is what you were doing. They were confusing mixing up the truth with the false. So people would be left in confusion, they wouldn't be able to tell what is right, what is wrong. And then they would also conceal parts of the book, they would conceal the truth, which parts of the book that did they conceal the parts, which they did not like? And this is again, something that we need to think about. There are those verses of the Quran which we caught all the time, right, which we like to mention and talk about all the time. Why? Because those verses, you know, they suit our desires and our wishes. But then those verses which you know,
demand from us that we change ourselves, we pretend like those verses don't even exist, a stuff that Allah this is a way of concealing the truth, pretending like that certain concepts don't exist in Islam, or that certain teachings are not part of our religion. So the bunny is an elder would literally, you know, conceal what they knew about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and this is a crime. Remember hiding the truth when people are in need of knowing it? Is criminal behavior? Why is it criminal because people suffer a great deal in this life and also in the next life. This is why hiding the truth is actually punishable. Meaning This is criminal behavior, which is punishable.
So we learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that he who is asked something he knows and the meaning something of knowledge that people are in need of knowing, yet he conceals it. Then such a person will have a bridle of fire put on him on the Day of Judgment, a staff at UCLA. Imagine a person with holes the truth meaning he hides the truth. So what will happen on the Day of Judgment, a bridle of fire will be put around his mouth. So we have to be very careful. Well, Kamal slid out one or two circles zurka well Kuru Mara rock urien and established prayer and gives a cat and bow down with those who bow down. This is verse number 43 of Sultan Bukhara what a Pema salata,
what are to the CATA, worker Omar of Rocky Irene. Notice over here, that the first act of worship that the bunny is slot you are instructed to perform is what it is Salah, and the first act of worship that we learned about at the beginning of suitable bacala the first act of worship praising the people of taqwa is what a levina up Muna Salah, those who perform Salah. Why, and when you think about Salah, it is not just you know something that we have to do, you know, once a day, or once in a lifetime or once or twice a day. No, this is five times a day, every single day for life. What does this show us? This shows us the place of Salah in Islam, and when Allah subhanaw taala has
commanded us to do something so regularly, there must be a reason. This shows us the necessity of Salah that we are in need of Salah we need to pray Salah for what for whose benefit for our benefit of the doubt rhodiola Morin who said last Amen. Lima Allah sanathana who there is no faith of the person who does not pray, meaning Salah marks your religion, it shows how religious you are, meaning your religion, your religiosity, your connection with Allah subhanaw taala your piety? It depends on what it depends on your Salah, how is your Salah that will reflect how your relationship is with Allah subhanaw taala How was your Salah that will reflect what kind of a person you really are. You
Follow up is your daily practice of connecting with Allah subhanaw taala. It is your daily practice of asking Allah subhanaw taala for help of thanking and praising Allah subhanaw taala of seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala and when a person properly performed sauna, then what happens? We learn in the Quran in the salata turn her an infection, he will mooncup that indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, meaning Salah is something that stops the person from doing what is wrong from doing what is immoral. Think about it. If you're going to pray Salah five times a day properly with her Sure, with with proper will do fulfilling all of the conditions, then you
cannot do something wrong, something sinful for a very long time. Why? Because Salah is supposed to be five times a day. So Salah will definitely interrupt your activities, right? And then the thing is that when you when you pray Salah, then slow also makes you reflect on yourself. You think about how you just spoke to somebody, what kind of actions you were doing, how you were wasting your time, or how you were neglecting your duty to Allah subhanaw taala and then it cannot be that right after Salah you start falling into the same sin again. So definitely Salah helps you become more obedient to Allah, it keeps you on the right path. This is why you see we ask Allah subhanaw taala a dino
Serato Mr. Payne, but where is it that we make this girl we make it insula right We ask Allah show us the right path keep us firm on the right path. And when do we make the store are in sort of fatty how we recited in Silla. So this is why a key masala establish Salah what are the zurka and gives a cat. Now the thing is that a lot of people will pay attention to Salah but when it comes to the cat, many people are neglectful.
Many people are neglectful. Remember that as Muslims we're supposed to give two types of Zakat, right there is a cattle man which is the annual cat that you have to pay on on certain type of wealth that has been sitting with you for an entire year. Right and that is the 2.5% in general this is what's the cat is and then secondly the results as a cattle fitter. The cattle fitter is the is the the cat or what is called the fatahna that we're supposed to give when
before selectel eat meaning before slaughtered read after Ramadan. And a lot of people end up giving there is a cattle feeder when after Salah after eat salah and this is wrong. You cannot give it after performing eight Salah you cannot give it three days after eat or 10 days after eight or 20 days after eat we're supposed to give it before performing eight Salah so make sure that you give it hours before eat till it's unfortunate that people are trying to give their there is a cattle fatal now when the time for it is over. Meaning that yes, it's used you should still fulfill your obligation. But remember, there's a certain time for it. So we have to take the matter of Zoo cat
very seriously also, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Fear Allah and perform your five prayers fast in your month of Ramadan. Give us a cat of your wealth happily, and obey your leader and you will enter the paradise of your Lord Subhan Allah How is it that you should give the cat gives a cat happily and when you will do all of this, then you will enter the paradise of your Lord. So what to zurka and then recor is mentioned that one karuma a rocket in bow down with those who bow down Subhan Allah pray with those who pray and out of all the different you know, parts of prayer specifically the core is mentioned with choses that record is something that we need to perform
properly. A lot of people when they're making a record they just bend lazy Lee no we have to bend properly we learned in our head is that the Salah is not acceptable. If a man if a person is not at rest, while making record, meaning the back must be straight to the best of one's ability. So So don't just bend down a little bit, bend down properly and ask someone you know to check you that when I make record is my back straight is my back really, you know in the right position? Because this is part of your karma to Asana. So make rakura properly. And then what are Oman lucky make bow down with those who bow down meaning pray with those who pray.
So the bunny is thought you are being told basically, that go and pray with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to go and pray with the companions of the Prophet sallallahu earlier send them, be among them, be of them and be with them. Subhana Allah, this shows us that, you know, prayer in congregation absolutely, it is more rewardable and yes, this is specifically about the bunny is thrown at you that you know, pray with the Muslims, meaning you should also be Muslims. But from this weekend learn that when we do something good, you know, when other Muslims when we join hands with other people in doing good work, then the reward for that is multiplied then Allah subhanaw
taala has special blessing is on who on the jamara meaning on the people who work together who do good together and this is something that we're told in the Quran as well. That what are one more analogy with the one that Darwin was busy with the one meaning cooperate with each other in doing good work right in doing righteous action. And then we see that you know, for example, when a person prays Salah on their own Yes, of course they rewarded but when they pray salah and congregation, the reward is greater. So if this is the matter with Salah than what do you think about other good deeds? Yes, we should, you know, do good independently, but there are, you know certain good deeds
which require us to join hands so that we can get greater better results. So don't be stingy. Don't be lazy when people ask you for your help for your support for your cooperation. At that moon and NASA bill busy. What then Sona enforcer, calm. What uncounted loon? Al Kitab flf. Dark loon? Do you order righteousness of the people and forget yourselves while you recite the scripture? That Will you not reason? This is also criminal behavior, that you advise people to do good, but you don't do good yourselves that you preach, but you don't practice. And you see the bunnies while you were doing this when they would tell some people? Yes, you know, go ahead and believe in the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wasallam they will tell the Arabs that you know, you can believe in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam but we're not going to we're not going to follow him. He is not a prophet for us. Well, this doesn't make sense that you are telling people to do good, but you're not doing good yourselves. We learned that there was a Jewish boy who would serve the Prophet sallallahu early he was sending him and when that boy was really ill the Prophet sallallahu earlier sent him went to visit him and that boy was about to die. Basically he was you know, at the end of his life, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him believe and the boy hesitated. He looked towards his
father as if trying to take the permission of his father and his father told him up there about Qasim obey a will possum meaning listen to him, do what he's telling you to do. So the boy believed in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he declared the Shahada, and he died soon after that. So Subhana Allah hears this father telling his son, believe in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but then this Father Himself was not believing Subhana Allah. So this is illogical. This is nonsensical, that how is it that you're telling people to do good but you don't do good yourself? And this is worse when a person is knowledgeable. What unprompted Lunel Kitab, you recite the book
yourselves fnr therapy alone. So it is said don't you use your reason? Meaning, don't you think about it. So panela everybody knows that this is hypocritical behavior, even children? No, this is wrong. You know, it is possible that your children have caught you, disobeying the very rules that you have set for them. Subhan Allah, the thing is that human beings strive for internal psychological consistency, right? Meaning when you know that you're not practicing what you preach, there is great comfort on the inside. But then to get rid of that stress to get rid of that discomfort, people come up with excuses with with different justifications. Right? And people put up
walls around their sacred self, that no one tell me anything, and I will also not criticize myself. And this is actually very dangerous behavior. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said that a man will be brought on the day of judgment and and he will be thrown in the fire and his intestines will come out and he will go around, like a donkey goes around a millstone. So the people of hell will gather around him and say also and so what is wrong with you? Didn't you used to order us to do good deeds and forbid us to do bad deeds? He will reply Yes, I used to order you to do good deeds, but I did not do them myself. And I used to forget
Ready to do bad deeds, yet I used to do them myself. In another had these we learned that the lips of such people will be cut with scissors of fire. So let us not be blind to our own selves. The thing is that as parents, as grandparents, as teachers, as older siblings, as aunties and uncles, as mentors, let us be real with ourselves, let us be very honest with ourselves, we should acknowledge our discrepancies, we should acknowledge our in consistencies, we should acknowledge our mistakes and our errors. And then was there enough of us somebody was Salah, seek help with patients and prayer, the solution is given in the next verse. This is the beauty of the Quran, it does not shame
us the words of Allah help us recognize our weaknesses. And then solutions are also given. But when we take a phrase of the Quran, from here and there, and we start generalizing, we make huge mistakes, this ayah does not mean stop preaching, this ayah does not mean stop, you know, doing good because you're not perfect. This idea does not mean stop telling people about what is good. Rather, it means Be honest with yourself. And it means raise yourself to a higher level, it means that your entire focus should not just be on advising other people on correcting other people, it must be on yourself first. And the thing is that, you know, sometimes we are, you know, sharing, you know good
things on social media, for example, right, we write a good things or we share good things. And then, you know, we look at ourselves and we're like, oh, but I don't do this myself. I'm such a hypocrite, delete everything, never shared anything. Again, this is also from shikon. When we realize our inconsistency and our discrepancies, that is a time to lift the bar to raise our standard to start working on ourselves. It doesn't mean that we leave everything because if we leave everything, then what are we doing? And this is the problem that shikon makes us think that Oh, you're imperfect, right? So this is why you should stop even trying, you should even stop doing the
little good that you're doing because you're being a hypocrite. But the thing is that no person is perfect. We're always supposed to be striving to be better. What this is teaching us is that look, take an honest, look at yourself, recognize your weaknesses, recognize your mistakes, and then fix yourself and seek the help of Allah in order to correct yourself. And then don't just be so focused on others that you forget about yourself. And sometimes we make this mistake that we focus so much on our children, for example, that they should pray or on our spouses, right or on our parents or on our siblings, that they should pray. They should read Quran, they should study something, they
should not waste their time, they should not use the screen so much. They should eat healthy, they should get physical exercise, but what about us, we're so focused on finding fault in others that we fail to find fault within ourselves. So this idea is encouraging us to look inward. And yes, it is very difficult. It is very, very hard to face your own weaknesses. To look at yourself in the mirror and say that yes, I am at fault here. I am wrong here. But you know what, as hard as this is, it is necessary. And also remember that you're not alone. You don't have to take this on all by yourself. What do you have to do? Was there a new bus somebody was Salah, and seek help through patience and
prayer. So pound Allah Subhan and Salah are two weapons. Yes, your armor with which you face life's challenges, because life is hard. There are trials, both internal and external. What were the challenges that the bunny is thought you were facing that are mentioned in these verses? They were struggling to properly fulfill their duty to Allah. Their fear of people was greater than their fear of Allah. Their love for the world was greater than their love for the truth and their ego. Their arrogance prevented them from following the truth. So what are they being told over here? They're being told, seek the help of Allah, through patience and through prayer. Remember, to adhere to the
truth, to live the truth to believe you need
Strength, you need help. A person is only able to do what is right and to do what is good with the help, the assistance that they'll feel of Allah subhanaw taala. So seek the help of Allah, how do you seek the help of Allah through two things sobor and Salah. What does sub mean? That you should be firm? Patience means that you be firm, that you don't be weak, meaning exert some effort, show some strength, use that ability that Allah subhanaw taala has put inside of you bring out that strength, use that strength that Allah has put inside of you exhibit some patients exhibit some strength, right? Don't give up so quickly try attempt and remember the one who tries then Allah
subhanaw taala assists them you take one step towards Allah, Allah will take 10 steps isn't that the case? in Hades we learn whoever tries to be patient, Allah subhanaw taala grant them patients. So yes, it is hard, it is very hard at times to do good. But try take that first step and keep going exert effort and Allah subhanaw taala will assist you in terms of Allah hi on soul calm, right Allah subhanaw taala will help you and then secondly, Salah was there enough somebody was Salah, also use Salah to do to be better. Why? Because insula what is it that we ask Allah a year can our obudu were a year canister in a dinner sit up? Well, Mr. Kane, yeah, Allah, it is only you that we worship and
it is only you that we seek help from so you show us the right path and you keep us on the right path. Because you see, sometimes a person knows what the right thing to do is. But doing that is so hard. It is incredibly hard. Because you have to fight against your knifes. Sometimes you have to fight against your family. Your family is not supportive. Your friends are not supportive, your social circle is not supportive. So ask Allah subhanaw taala for hedaya for guidance, a dino Soraka musta came. So you see Southern patients makes you consistent. It brings you stability and firmness which is essential for success and Salah strengthens your connection with Allah, through Salah you
get the help of Allah. So especially when you're facing difficulties, whether it is something in your personal life, or it is something in the way of Allah, meaning you're finding it hard to worship Allah, you're finding it hard to wear the hijab, you're finding it hard to even pray Salah to be good to your family to you know fast to recite the Quran, anything that you're struggling with. First of all, Southern meaning Try, try exert that effort take that step and then ask Allah soprano Donna for help. When you're praying Salah stand up in salah and when you're praying salah and you say in a Serato Mr. Clean, bring to your mind the difficulties that you're facing, and ask
Allah for guidance. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam what was his way we learn either has a BA who Omran Salah whenever he found something difficult, he would go and pray, he will perform the Salah. However, what inhaler Kabira tone Illa Island call Shireen and indeed it is difficult except for the humbly submissive to Allah Allahu Akbar, not everyone is able to pray, who is able to pray? It is those people who have who assure of Allah. And what is who sure who sure is the humility of the heart. It is the stillness of the heart, the contentment of the heart, in being with Allah, its brokenness before Allah, its neediness before Allah. And this is only in those who truly believe in
Allah, and who truly believe in meeting Allah. So it is said alladhina YOLO, known unknown whom Allah corabi him while unknown, la de la de Rouen, who are certain that they will meet their Lord and that they will return to Him. Allahu Akbar, when you find Salah hard, remind yourself of the fact that you have to stand before a month. Take a moment, stop, close your eyes and think I have to stand before Allah and Allah will hold me accountable. What am I going to do with that time? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, there will be none among you, but that his Lord will talk to him and there will be no interpreter between him and Allah. The person will look to his right and
see nothing but his deeds which he had sent forward, and he will look to his left and see nothing but his deeds which he had sent forward and he will look in front of him and see nothing but the fire
of hell facing him. So remind yourself of this scenario. Imagine your deeds to your right, your deeds to your left and the fire of hell before you and Allah subhanaw taala is directly asking you, questioning you about your deeds. So bring that feeling in your heart, think about it. And then bring about the coup. Sure, that feeling of fear and humility before Allah and then when you will, but you will strengthen your faith like this then Salah will be easier. So a levina yeoville Luna anahola Pura be him were unknown la de la de Rouen. You see Salah is not supposed to make our life difficult. Salah is not supposed to, you know, interrupt our work, our productivity and make our
lives hard. No Salah is meant to bring relief to us. It is meant to bring ease to us, and those who fear Allah, those who remember that they're going to meet Allah, that there are that they're definitely going to return to Allah, then they start enjoying Salah. They really experienced Allah as a relief as a break as a much needed break. And then when a person prays, and his sins are erased, and their good deeds increase, and they receive more guidance from Allah than what happens then they also find ease in life. Allah subhanaw taala facilitates their work for them doing good for them. So well unknown la he Raji rune, and then it is said here bunny Islam he, or children of
Islam he or the Koran era materiality and onto our lay come, remember my favorite that I have bestowed upon you. Were only for birth to Komal amin and that I preferred you over the world's sopran Allah, what are blessings, blessings are allottee Anam to Aleykum which Allah subhanaw taala has bestowed on us, this is a fact that whatever we have is from who it is from Allah. So why should we not be thankful? When everything that we have is from Allah Subhana Allah, we get a little bit of this world, some power, some fame, some influence, some money, some freedom, and Allah is the one who has given all of these things to us. But then what do we do? Who is it that we forget? Who is it
that we disobey, whose command is it that we oppose? Allahu Akbar. So many people enjoy the blessings of Allah, and as they increase in their blessings, they increase in their forgetfulness of Allah. This is the way of gratitude. This is not the way of gratitude, gratitude is that you remember the source of all of your blessings, that you remember that Allah is the one who has given this to me, gratitude is that you remain grateful to Allah that you keep thanking Allah, thank you, Allah and hamdulillah and hamdulillah gratitude is that a person increases in their obedience to Allah. So this is sugared. So remember, my blessings which I have bestowed upon you, and then what
unbelievable to come on and on me, I gave you preference over the world's the bunny is slightly award the chosen people, Allah subhanaw taala sent all the prophets from among them, Allah subhanaw taala gave them knowledge, he gave them the Torah, he gave them the law they had what others did not have. And this is also something that we need to feel that if we have any kind of superiority over people in any way, that preference that felina is also from who, from Allah subhanaw taala. Because sometimes we get very, you know, proud of the different ways in which Allah Subhana Allah has given us preference over people, it could be age, it could be you know, financial status, it could be a
better house, it could be a better car, it could be more money, it could be you know, more fame. A lot of people, a lot of times people become proud of these things, and then they start to forget Allah. So remember the source was a need for love to Kumar Allah, Allah, Allah mean, I am the one who gave you preference over the worlds. So when we remember that the source of our blessings is Allah subhanaw taala when we remember that Allah is the giver, then we will also remember that Allah is the taker, meaning he will take these blessings away from me whenever that he wants, and he will, because we will not have these things forever. This life is not eternal, we're going to die. So this
is why it is said in the next idea what the cool Yo man and fear a Day fear the Day of Judgment. What kind of a day is it? lethargy is enough, sooner enough cinci when no soul will suffice for another soul at all. Meaning no soul no person will be able to take care of another person. How by taking
Their place or by aiding that person, even if there are profits or the righteous, they will not be able to help their relatives didn't the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, all sons of Hashem, save yourselves from the fire, all sons of other muttalib Save yourselves from the fire. Oh, Fatima, save yourself from the fire, because I have no power to protect you from Allah in anything except this, that I would sustain relationship with you meaning in this life, take whatever you want from me. Yes, in this life, I will maintain my connection with you. But on the Day of Judgment, I cannot save you. You have to save yourself How? By believing in Allah by doing what Allah Subhana Allah has
commanded you. You see, the bunny is thought you had this assumption that since we are the chosen people, and God loves us, we are safe so we can do whatever we want. But this idea makes it very clear that those who deny those who disobey Allah will have no support on the Day of Judgment. People will not come to help you. They will run away from you yo may have Fillmore woman or he will only he will be. It's the day when a person will run away from his brother from his mother and his father, his wife and his son, Lee kolibri him men whom Yama even shot non yovani each person will be preoccupied with their own, you know, situation, they won't worry about others. So, the day of
judgment is a day when no person will come to aid you when are Yakubu minha shafa nor will intercession be accepted from it sopran Allah when it comes to shofar intercession, this is something that we believe in meaning we learned from the different texts of the Quran and Sunnah, that Allah subhanaw taala will honor some of his servants, by allowing them to intercede among them first and foremost is the Prophet sallallahu. Early he was setting up right and the rest of the prophets also will be given the privilege to intercede the righteous the martyrs the whole fall, those who memorize the Quran, the angels, they will be allowed to intercede, but intercession,
remember shahara has its laws. remember two things, first of all, anybody and everybody will not be able to intercede. intercession will only be by Allah subhanaw taala has permission, meaning, those who intercede will intercede only after Allah subhanaw taala allows them even the prophets of Allah who are using the shuttle Cobra, the greatest, you know intercession that you will make on the Day of Judgment, that will be when Allah subhanaw taala will allow him so intercession will only be after Allah subhanaw taala has permission and then secondly, every intercession will not necessarily be accepted. It will only be accepted in the favor of those who Allah subhanaw taala wills. So then
ultimate authority is with who it is what the law because Allah is Maliki yo Medina, the only Sovereign of the Day of Recompense so mend your relationship with Allah today, because we learn in sort of Haha, that you might even Latin for OSHA far to 11 Arena level raha man while the Allahu colada that day no intercession will benefit except that a one to whom the Most Merciful has given permission and has accepted His Word. So intercession will only work after unless permission. absolute authority is with Allah without insulting with death fomat 10 Pharaoh Han Shahada to Shafi rien, so, there will not benefit them the intercession of any intercessors meaning, there are some
people for whom individuals will intercede but that intercession will not benefit them, when you do mean her or the loan nor will compensation be taken from them, you see our other is ransom because our the is supposed to be or ransom is supposed to be equal to the worth of the person that is being freed, right are the means justice equality. So, the point here is the comparison here is that are those a recompense meaning a ransom is supposed to be equal to the worth of the person that is being set free. So on the Day of Judgment, nor other will be taken, what does that mean? No bail, no compensation can be given to free a person from the punishment of that day. What can be given as are
those anyway because there is no more donia no more riches of the world. A person every person will come on the Day of Judgment empty handed, you will not take a credit card with you. You will not take your wallet with you. You will not take your money with you know every person will be empty handed
And even if someone had the riches of the world, we learn that the earth sfil in gold will not be accepted. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Allah will say to the person of Hellfire who will receive the least punishment, that if you had everything on the earth, would you give it as a ransom to free yourself? If you had everything of the world, would you give it up right now to save yourself from the fire of hell? And that person will say yes, then Allah will say, while you were in the backbone of Adam, meaning while you were still just genetic material, I asked you much less than this.
Meaning I asked you for just that you worship Allah, and do not associate anything with him. But you insisted on worshiping others besides me, Subhana Allah, on the day of judgment, no compensation will be accepted. So we need to think about ourselves. That what is it that is holding me back from Allah? What is it that is holding me back from obeying Allah? What is it that is making me disobey Allah, whatever that is, it's not going to help me on the Day of Judgment. If it's a person, they're not going to come rescue me. If I think I am safe because of who I am. Well, that doesn't matter. Because on the Day of Judgment, my money and my status is not going to help me. If it's worldly, you
know, greed, and the greed for power, the greed for money, the greed for more desires, all of these things will be useless on the Day of Judgment, without whom you will sorrow nor will they be aided, meaning when none of these three will help them no person, no intercession, no compensation, then how will they be helped? There is no escape then. So worry about that day and save yourself from the difficulty of that day. So in these verses, we see that the bunny is slow. You are being encouraged and warned at the same time, that save yourself. Don't just rely, don't be deluded by your status. Realize that you are in need of believing in Allah believing in his messenger believing in his book,
and you need to follow His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for your own benefit. Now in the following verses, the bunny is solid, you are reminded of more blessings of Allah. Why? Because when the blessings of Allah are mentioned, then feelings of gratitude come about, in general, if we say, you know, think about Allah's blessings, are you grateful? We would think about a few things I'm alive, okay? I'm a Muslim, okay? You know, I'm a, you know, my health is good, good. Alhamdulillah we think about the major major blessings. But when it comes to gratitude, we need to think about the little blessings also, not that certain blessings are little, no, we think them to be little, that
is our problem. But the Hindus talking about the blessings of Allah, this is something that brings about feelings of gratitude. This is why but he is right you are now reminded of their history. Because what has happened in our lives up until this point is in fact a blessing from Allah. And each person needs to think about their past that how did Allah subhanaw taala help me and provide for me, and you know, give me this and give me that we need to think about our past. And, and fee and this is something that brings about feelings of gratitude. So I have number 49. Allah subhanaw taala says what in the Jena come in early fit our own. And recall when we saved your forefathers
from the people of Pharaoh, we saved you how by saving your forefathers because if they had not been saved, you wouldn't be alive today. Or you would be suffering the same ordeal today. So we rescued you from the people of our own. Why? What was our own doing your su Muna console, Allah either they were afflicting you, with the worst torment. And what was that worst torment? You that be? hona Abernathy? acoem where's the human Elisa? Arkham there were slaughtering your newborn sons and keeping your females alive with the valley called Bella omura become our lame and then that was a great trial from your Lord. There's the background of this even a few rights that this worst torment
was because fit our own male love curse him saw a dream which really frightened him. He saw that there was a fire that came from bacon macness from Jerusalem and reached Egypt, entering the homes of the Kipling people that keep the word the people of Rome and sparing the homes of the Israelis. So he was told about his dream that this dream means that your kingdom and your sovereignty will decline at the hands of an Israeli men. So what did our own do? He ordered that all male children meaning the newborns of of the of the bunny is thought you should
be killed, and only the girls should be spared. And he commanded that the bunny is saw to be put to extreme hard labor. And it is said that when he started this his own people, they'll keep the nation in he they've turned against him that if you're going to kill all the boys, then who's going to work for us? So then he decided that one year, all of their newborns be killed. And then the second year, you know, their newborn should be, should be spared. And by newborns, I mean, the boys, not the girls, because yes, the human Anissa, ocho
Subhanallah, wouldn't fit our own shoe fit our own and his people. They basically completely dehumanize the bunny is slightly. And we see different forms of this today also, where, you know, governments and certain races feel threatened basically, by the presence or success of certain minorities. The money is thought you were a minority in Egypt, right? And, and for our own, and his people felt threatened by their existence. And this happens today as well. So what do people do, they will dehumanize the minorities, they will at times make them stateless. They will strip them of their rights and subject them to the most humiliating and painful, you know, experiences. So that
there's generational trauma basically. So fit our own what's afflicting on the bunny is high yield. So he was slaughtering their son slaughtering their babies spofford Allah? And he what kind of hard heartedness is this? And he was imposing very difficult strenuous hard labor. Think about the kind of, you know, structures that the civilization built, who built it for them, who was there, you know, labor, their workforce, it was the bunny is not you such hard labor. And then on top of that, there was torture and abuse, the money Israel had no rights, they couldn't even demand their rights. However, fit our own was doing what he was doing, but who allowed it. Look at the end of the aisle.
Allah says, an in that was a great trial from your Lord, meaning this was from your Lord. So who could remove it? Only Allah could remove it? And did he remove it? Yes, he did. Because what even the Jena comb recall when we rescued you, Allah subhanaw taala said, Musa alayhis salam. So when we see injustice around the world, we should remember that the removal of that injustice will be by Allah's permission. So while we post and we create awareness, and we raise our voices, and we do fundraisers, and we march, etc, all of that is necessary, it is essential. But please also pray, ask Allah subhanaw taala because it is only Allah subhanaw taala who can remove that hardship? Who can
remove that Bella and when it comes to people, it is only Allah subhanaw taala who can truly change their hearts? If you think about it, the Arabs think about the life of the Prophet sallallahu earlier said the Arabs, if they were enemies to someone, they were bitter enemies, they were enemies for life. There were wars between, you know, different tribes for years and years and years. Why? Because so and so his great grandfather's uncle's camel, whatever, you know, trespassed over my great grandfather's uncle's land. And so because of that, they had a fight and he killed him and he killed him and he killed him then so he's my enemy. He they had these biases against one another
such enmity over what over petty issues. And we see that the Arabs at the time of the Prophet sallallahu radiocentre extremely racist. And Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in the Quran, what Allah vainikolo be him, it is Allah who has joined who has united their hearts. Allah is the one who has brought their hearts together. Low un* with the mouthfeel of the germier and if you had spent all that is in the earth met a lifter Bina Could you be him, you could not have brought their hearts together? Well, that kingdom Allah Allah verbena home, but it is indeed Allah who has brought them together in the hora Aziz and Hakeem he is Exalted in Might and Wise. So, what is it that brought
the companions together, these companions or from different tribes, different backgrounds, different nations, different social status. So Pamela, you seen at the conquest of Makkah, when Abu sufian came, and he saw so many, you know, diverse groups, he was amazed by the diversity of the companions, that even these are, these people have joined the Prophet sallallahu earning some even this nation even this community, even this tribe, he was shocked Yanni it was it was mind blowing, that how is it that people from such different backgrounds could come together? So this is a miracle when Allah subhanaw taala
joins hearts together, when we are able to look past our differences, and we're able to come together for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. So what's the lesson here? The lesson is that any challenge that we're facing, whether it is in any form of injustice, or it is racism, any kind of issue that we're facing in our personal lives, or we see globally or within our country, within our state, wherever we are any kind of injustice, remember, it will it can only be removed by Allah subhanaw taala. So we have to do what we have to do. We have to take those steps to remove that injustice to demand justice, we have to do our part. But But part of that is that we beg Allah
subhanaw taala We ask Allah subhanaw taala because he is the source of change. He is the one who changes the hearts of people. And then in the next verse that is said, What is funnel canal B Komal Bahama for Angelina calm while looking at elephant our own what an tontons loon and recall when we parted the sea for you, and we saved you and we drowned the people of their own while you were looking on a low a kebab after years of persecution. After years of being voiceless Allah subhanaw taala rescued the bunny is slightly lemony is not you, if they had no leadership. They had no one to lead them. Allah subhana wa tada sent Masada has set up and you see this is what oppressed people
need is strong leadership. And Allah subhanaw taala is the one who told masayoshi son undertake Bunny is for you by night. And when they left and reach the shore for their own came from behind them. So now they were trapped between the water and fish. And instead of the shore Allah this has mentioned a last parenthesis for tomorrow who must retain that they pursued them at sunrise meaning for their own pursuit the bunny is to let you at sunrise for them Murtala al Jamal and he caught us harbor Moosa in Nana mudra Koon and when the two companies saw one another, the companions of Musa said indeed we are to be overtaken, were defeated. Pharaoh has come and he's going to you know take
us back. Call a color musar listen and said no. In the Mario labissiere Dean with me as my Lord He will guide me for a hangar Isla Moosa ano rubirosa kalba have fun follow call for Cara Kula vilken Cabo de la Aleem, then we inspire to Musa that strike with your staff the sea and the sea parted and each portion was like a great towering mountain. So what happened then, now with this path in the middle was left in a thermal a hurry, what happened? The money is right you they cross the sea, and then we advance there to the pursuers fit our own and his army also came from behind. However, what Ajay now musallam Amar who aji marine and we've saved Moosa and those with him altogether some local
air quality and then we drowned the others. But he is thought you'll escaped safely and fleet are owned by the time you reach them, the water What happened? Both of the sides, you know, join together so for our owner in his army were drowned. Now this was a huge blessing on the bunny is
that not only did they escape, but for our own, and his armies actually drowned. They didn't just drown they drowned before the buddy is hired. Well, Anton tonzura you were looking on. This was a huge blessing on the wedding is five because this is the only thing that can actually bring you closure. So Masada is the Lamb we learned that he would fast on this day out of gratitude every year. And this is why the prophets of Allah whoever it is that I'm also fasted on our shoulder, which according to some is Yom Kippur, which is the Jewish time
of you know, fasting, why do they fast? What's the reason?
It is said that our shoot out when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know he migrated to Medina.
At the same time, the Jews were also celebrating this day of fasting, right and remember that the Jewish time reckoning is lunisolar we, as Muslims, we follow the solar calendar or sorry, the the lunar calendar that the Jewish calendar is is is a combination of both the lunar and solar. So when the Prophet sallallaahu already said and migrated to Medina at that time our shoot off was on the same day as Yom Kippur and the prophets of Allah already in the seminar. He said that we have more right over what musar they said I'm dead meaning we are closer to him. So if musar they said I'm fasted on this day, we should also fast on this day. So the Prophet sallallahu rayson would also
fast on the day of our Shula what it Where are the normal cell albarino a Latin summit the hosta malaria German bar de were unto volley moon and recall when we made an appointment with Moosa for 40 nights, then you took for worship the calf after him while you were wrong doers, Allahu Akbar. You see when the bunny is right across the sea,
Now there were safe. What happened is that most artists Alam was called for an appointment at at Mount toad. Why? So that Allah subhanaw taala would give him the total and most are in his salon was gone for 14 nights. This was a long duration, it was not just a day or two, and he had left his brother had wound on SNM as a leader over his people, and he told him that it make things right and do not follow the way of those who cause corruption. So what happened is that the bunny is saw you among them was a man known as samedi. And he asked the money so you bring bring your gold together. So they brought all of their gold together, and he made a calf out of gold. And they saw that
whenever the wind blew through with the calf would make a sound, okay, so they were really impressed by it and they began worshipping it. And suddenly he said to them, that this is your God and the God of Moosa, you know, just forget about him. You know, Moosa has forgotten about him or Moosa has forgotten you know, he's not coming back it's been 40 days. It's been so long so this is your God worship this got so a lot of the people for among the bunny is trying to begin worshipping the calf. Everybody did not many did. So they're reminded of this that look, Masai Salaam was called, so that he would bring the book to you. But what did you do? You began worshiping the calf, and you were
wrongdoers. But then what happened? So Mara Foner, uncommon by the vanik, then we forgave you after that, Lang accomplish karoun. So perhaps you would be grateful. Look at how forbearing and forgiving Allah azza wa jal is, Allah is the one who sent masala is Allah is the one who rescue but he is he. Allah is the one who drowned for our own. Allah is the one who you know who saved but he is like you and what did the bunny is what you'll do? They forgot about Allah and they began to worship a golden calf, a stuff that Allah and after that still Allah forgave them. Lara la Campeche Quran, be grateful. And this shows is that when a loss parameter does not punish you immediately for a sin
that you have committed, he gives you the chance, the ability to recognize your sin. He gives you the ability to leave your sin, then be thankful, be grateful. Unfortunately, sometimes we keep thinking about oh, I used to have so much fun when I used to commit that sin.
Life was so good life was so free stuff that Allah, Allah saved you from that life of disobedience. Allah rescued you from sin, gave you another chance. So this is a time of showing gratitude. So Lauren acomplish Guru, and this is shows us that Allah subhanaw taala forgives the biggest sins even when, when a person turns back to Allah. We learned sort of to Nyssa Allah says, when a yarmulke Sue and a young lemon upset, somebody may still Philly Lucha yeji de la have a fool of rahima whoever it is wrong against themselves, or whoever does evil or wrongs themselves and then they seek forgiveness from Allah, then such a person will find a love to be forgiving and merciful. What it
tenemos el Kitab one four con la la quinta Dune, and recall when we gave most of the Scripture and the criterion that perhaps you would be guided, they clearly needed knowledge. So Allah subhanaw taala gave them the book so that they would learn they would know and what was that book it was the total Al Kitab and Allah subhanaw taala gave the full con also what is the faqad this is also another name of the total. Why, because for all is a criterion, and the Scripture is a criterion, meaning the scripture the revealed book is a means through which you can distinguish between right and wrong. Remember the scripture The Book of Allah does not say everything is right to do whatever
you want, or that everything is wrong. So how on how to know the Quran, the scripture of Allah tells us this is right, this is wrong. It distinguishes in zillertal ratafia houden, one of us Pandora says in sort of metadata we reveal the Torah in which is guidance and light, what does light do it gives you clarity, what does guidance do it shows you this is the right way and this is the wrong way. So the book of Allah is Allah compatible, so that you obtain guidance. Now that we say everything is right or everything is wrong, we have to conform to the book of Allah, not change the book of Allah to suit our desires. What if Allah Mu salako me and recall when Moosa said to his
people, he or call me in a component to enforcer, calm, that all my people, indeed you have wronged yourselves how big the hobbico
will lead you by your taking of the calf for worship. You see, their lower limb, their injustice was their worshiping the calf. One is is is to fall short, in, in fulfilling your duty to someone one is knucks. And warm also means injustice, right? Because when you don't give someone their right, then what are you doing? You're being unfair to them and not giving someone their right is also by taking away what is there is right by by confiscating by stealing by snatching though you know from someone what belongs to them? What is exclusively for them? So remember that there's different forms of injustice and different levels of injustice. And the greatest form of injustice, the worst of all
injustice is is should is to associate partners with Allah English should call a woman or when and when a person does wrong, then who is it that they're harming? Let them turn and full circle. You have wronged yourselves, you have actually harmed yourselves. So then what do you do for tubu in our body equal, so you must repent to your Creator, you must turn back to the one who created you who originated you, this calf that you made and you started to worship? That's not your God, that this calf did not make you You made this calf. So who is it that is truly worthy of your worship? It is the one who made you bury econ your Creator, and that is Allah subhanaw taala. So what should you do
as part of your repentance as part of your Toba, Falco, tulou and full circle? kill yourselves, meaning kill the criminals among you? Valley kung hydralic Omar in the buddy econ. That is best for all of you in the sight of your Creator, photographer la calm, then he accepted your repentance in Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, Rahim. Indeed he is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful. Allahu Akbar, you see, part of doba part of repentance was that those who committed those who made the calf and those who worship the calf were to be killed.
Allah subhanaw taala forgive them, as we learned earlier, right. But the consequences were necessary for purification. So remember, certain crimes are such that it is not enough to simply apologize. Certain injustices are such that it is not enough to say, well, we're sorry. Because Sorry, can just be lip service. certain crimes are so serious, that penalty is necessary, punishment, consequences are necessary. So we learned that for the bunny is that it would happen is that they were divided into two roles. Basically, one role was of those people who did not worship the calf. And the other was those who worship the calf. And those who worship the calf, were killed by those who did not
worship the calf. Allah who loved the punishment was what death. This was part of Dawa, and hamdulillah any, there are certain crimes for which is capital punishment. But we see that, in general, the punishments or the penalties that Allah subhanaw taala has set in this life for us are not that severe. The law is easier for Muslims, as compared to the law that was given to the people of the book. But what does this show us? This shows us that part of doba is to bear the consequences to hold people responsible to hold individuals responsible to make them pay the price. doba. You see, Toba has steps. doba is the first of all people feel remorse. Right? They feel regret, and then
they leave the wrong. And then they bear the consequences, the penalty, and then they make it ugly, no make a pledge to never return to those same crimes again. delva does not just mean apology. It doesn't just mean Oh, I'm sorry. No, it's not just lip service. dobot requires action, visible, tangible change, and at times, it also includes penalty, but it's amazing. Sometimes the greatest of crimes happened and we ask people to just forgive and overlook. Yes, it is good to forgive and overlook this is something that we are encouraged to do. This is something that is greatly rewardable but sometimes forgiveness includes that the criminals be held responsible for what they
have done. real results are necessary in the who what the level Rahim Indeed Allah is the web Accepting of repentance, He is merciful.
What if gautami amasa alumno mina luck and recall when you said almost Sir, we will never believe you have done Allah gehalten until we see Allah outright stuff that Allah for Allah that call moussaka to work.
on Tumblr rune, so the Thunderbolt took you while you were looking on? What's the background of this? You see what musallam is Salaam brought the book to the bunny is through email after the you know, 40 days, and then the punishment was given to the people who committed should come mongst them. You know, the bunny is ill they said
basically that we want further conviction, right so masayoshi son, I'm selected 70 people from his nation and he took them to Mount Fuji. And then the 70 people witnessed the the conversation that happened between Allah subhanaw taala and moosari Scylla. And then they said that you know what, we're never going to believe until we see Allah. You know, we we we see that okay, you're talking to Allah but we want to see Allah. So what happened because this demand was out of arrogance and out of mockery out of belittling the truth. They were punished immediately. For alpha that como sorry, Paul, were untung tonglu. a thunderbolt struck them, they all died. And what happened then Musa
alayhis salaam he prayed and he begged Allah for forgiveness, he begged Allah for mercy. So he said some of our ethnical mimbar, the multicam then we revived you after your death La La conditio Quran that perhaps you would be grateful, Allahu Akbar, they were given another chance. And we see this throughout the history of Bunny is that you they make a mistake, a serious offense, unjustifiable. And Allah subhanaw taala gives them another chance. He gives them another chance he gives them another chance. And then as mentioned, learn, accomplish, grow and be grateful, be grateful that at least, you know be grateful for the fact that Allah subhanaw taala give you another chance. But were
they grateful? No There weren't. Then it is mentioned Well, now I lay Komodo man, and we shaded here with clouds, while znr Lake como el mundo Salwa, and we sent down to you manner and quails. Now, this was again in the desert. Remember that when they crossed the sea, for their own was drowned. They were in the open desert, and they had to cross the desert in order to reach their home in order to reach Jerusalem. So in that desert, Allah subhanaw taala bestowed his special blessings upon them out of them was Aloma, a cloud, a cloud that would be on them providing them shade, and this shows us that shade is a blessing. Good good weather is a blessing. And then we sat down on your man and
sunhwa heavenly food because in the desert, where would they get food from? Right? And then almost cantatas time down food for for them What is man we learn in the Hadees that truffles which is a kind of mushroom. There are a type of men that Allah subhanaw taala send down to the bunny is he so mushrooms All right. And then Salwa what is Salma, Salah was a bird It is said that this is quails okay. So, we can see that a complete meal basically was sent on them there is mushrooms, vegetables, and then there is also meat Manoah Salwa, and they were told Cornermen play you buy tomatoes or Conoco eat from the good things with which we have provided you meaning these are good things so eat
them enjoy them. Well movano Muna and we did not wrong them 101 A Muna and they did not wrong us. Well, I can cannot undo Samia with the moon, but they were only wronging themselves. Allah subhanaw taala gave them such good things. And these people What did they do? They wronged themselves. How? By being ungrateful for this food, this heavenly food that Allah subhanaw taala was sending on them. How were they ungrateful they basically said as we will learn later, they said to most artists and I'm we're tired of this, you know, same food every day, we want more variety. So most artists and ask them to do wish for what is you know, a lesser value, you meaning you want something of this
world compared to what comes from above for you. So if you really want that, you know, just go to a city and enter it and go and settle over there and earn and you know, grow your own food. So what it couldn't not Hulu had the hill Korea and recall when we said enter the city.
You see the bunny is slightly older we're supposed to enter Jerusalem, right because that is where their ancestral home was. They were now any once they left Egypt. They weren't remember they were originally from Jerusalem because that is where your Cobra is Sudan lived. But when they reached near Jerusalem, they refused to enter. Why? Because it had been taken over by some other people while they were away, and they did not want to deal with them. So they said oh Musa, you and your Lord.
bullfight so mozzarella is Sam he was so tired of money is fueled by this point that he basically prayed to Allah that all Allah separate me from from these disobedient people. I don't have any power over them. So we learned that most artists have actually passed away soon after that. And then years later, in a new generation, you share a balloon you share, who's also a prophet of Allah Alayhi Salaam, who was with Mousavi center when most artists that I'm traveled to meet with you Shar, early Salaam he led the Bani Israel to enter Jerusalem as victors. And they did. And at that time, they were told to enter the city in this way, how that you enter the city and once you enter
it, eat from it wherever that you will in ease and abundance akumina Hideyoshi Tom Radha why because now you will be free over here the land is yours. This is your home. So you are free here. And then what the Hello Baba soldier that enter the gate bowing humbly meaning when you enter the city as victors enter with humility. Thank Allah subhanaw taala because this is how a believer should be at the time of victory. Not that you become arrogant and will cooler head button, say HIPAA. And what does HIPAA mean? HIPAA basically means a stuff federal law. So seek forgiveness from Allah what will happen nothing look on how biocom We will then forgive your sins for you wasn't as either more
sinning and we will increase the doors of good say HIPAA, meaning say a stuff that allow for your shortcomings and what will happen. Allah subhanaw taala will increase you and good things, but what did they do? Allahu Akbar forbid della Lavina Wallah who, but those who wronged changed those words, they changed the words HIPAA
Onan Lila, the pillar the home to a statement Other than that, which had been set to them, instead of saying hello, they said hemper and What does hemper mean? It means a wheat grade. So basically the started marking the started making fun for an Zanna lilina Wallah. moonridge is a minister Marie Bhima can we have so on so we sent down upon those who wronged a punishment from the sky? Because there were defiantly disobeying Allahu Akbar. Allah subhanho wa Taala gave them so many chances. Now they were entering, you know, a city as victors. They were going to have freedom. They were going to have their own home their own land, and how did they enter, so arrogantly, we learned in a Hadees
that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that they entered by dragging themselves on their buttocks. And they did different from that which they had been ordered to do, and they said Hambleton instead of hippo. They started making fun. So what so what do such people deserve?
Only a punishment. And what was that punishment? a filthy punishment from the sky. What was that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the plague is a calamity or a disease which Allah sent to a group of Bunny is through email or to the people who were before you. So, when you hear of it in a land do not enter it and when it has broken out in your land, do not run away from it suffered a lot, they a disease was sent on them, so that many of them died because of that, and this is something that should really make us realize that when there is difficulty in our life, let us introspect let us turn to Allah. Let us admit our mistakes and let us correct ourselves. What he
this this camuy salako me and recall when Mousavi said I'm prayed for water for his people felco number three barrel circle headjam so we said strike with your staff, the stone fragile admin with Natasha Katarina and their gushed forth from 12 springs are the early mokou lunasin Mashallah home, and every people knew its watering place. When the bunny is slightly we're in the desert. Allah subhanaw taala sent down, you know, he said the cloud on them to give them shade. He sat down on the moon and sanwa so that they would have food. And then they were also in need of water. So they asked for scientists and for water, and most artists and I'm prayed to Allah subhanaw taala and most
artists and I was told to strike your specific stone, right with his stake, and 12 Springs gushed forth from it. Why? Because there were 12 tribes of money so that you and each tribe would have their own specific source. Why so that there would be no fights because people end up fighting over water also, it's a panel of people fight over toilet paper. What do you think about fighting over water? They were told Kudu was shabu Marie's pillar, eat and drink from the provision of Allah. One a thorough fill of the move CV and do not commit abuse on the earth spreading corruption, meaning do not quickly cause corruption in the land. You
The blessings of Allah irresponsibly, and what is it that causes corruption, it is sin, it is disobedience. What it will to me amasa lemnos Mira Param, Anwar hidden. And recall when you said almost we can never endure one what kind of food one kind of food, we cannot eat the same man and Salwa every single day, we want a variety. So this add further rule in our back, so call upon your Lord. Look at this expression. This is something that the bunny is taught, you'll said a lot to musante Center, you ask your Lord, look at how they distance themselves from Allah subhanaw taala as if Allah was not their Lord, and if they fail to make God themselves, a believer knows that Allah is
his Rob. So he calls upon Allah, and he says, it'll be a banner. Oh my lord, Oh our Lord, this is the way that we should be making our own. Not that we ask other people, you make Dora to your Lord on my behalf as if I'm too busy. I'm too important. I don't care or he doesn't care about me and I have no connection with him. Stuff ferula. Further, Alana robuck. They said, they said call upon your Lord. Why usually Jelena mahometan beetle alumium Berkeley? Hello pitha II how were for me, how are the see how were bustling?
He should bring forth for us from the earth. It's green Herbes and it's cucumbers. And it's garlic and it's lentils and it's onions. No sorry, sir. Now, Carla, he said at the start with the donor Lenny, who are other non binary who are hired, would you exchange what is better for what is less you want to give up money and Salwa heavenly food for earthly food. If that is the case, then a bill to Miss lanpher inilah comesa Alton, go into any settlement any city and indeed you will have what you have asked for meaning go get it yourself. A level above this was a form of there in gratitude, the in gratitude of money as salaam, he remember Allah subhanaw taala has not prohibited good things
for us. But what he wants from us is gratitude and contentment. And the thing is that when a person is not grateful, if they're not content in their heart, then the problem is that they will not be satisfied no matter what they have, no matter how much they have. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam warned us against this, he said the worst of my oma are those people who will be uni surrounded. The gist is that they will be surrounded with many blessings, any they will have so many different types of foods. And they will demand colorful foods and colorful clothing. And they will speak carelessly any this this is the worst of people. And this this, this should make us reflect on
ourselves. That how much of my time my money, my energy, my focus is on food.
And Subhanallah we are so obsessed with food. so obsessed with food, that if we you know have any spare time or even when we're working? What are we thinking about the next recipe that we can try? Right? We're watching the videos and pictures and you know different things about how we can make different foods, what kind of different foods we can try. It's not wrong. Allah subhanaw taala has, has allowed us to eat lawful food, right halamka you but we are told to eat and drink and not be extravagant, then and be grateful. This is something that we have been told to do enjoy the good things that are lost Python has given us but we should not be obsessed with just the pleasure of the
tongue. This is something that is condemned. Why? Because it distracts a person from what is more important in life. And really, it is truly uni it is it is sort of upsetting and it is hurtful, that when you look on the internet, for example, on social media, when you see that there's so much injustice, right and still people are concerned about showing off the ice cream cone that they're enjoying. Really, this is all this is what we are concerned about. of how did I know that you were enjoying your ice cream cone, but is that all that you're going to be focused on? What about more important matters in life? What about more important, serious issues that people are dealing with?
I'm not belittling the blessings of Allah. I'm not condemning the fact that we should enjoy the blessings of Allah, we should enjoy them. But our obsession, our greater concern should be on matters that are truly of value that are truly meaningful, that that will truly you know, benefit us in this life and in the next. So it is said will booty but
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Not to worry about we'll be robbing minima. And they were covered with humiliation and poverty and returned with anger from Allah upon them. Why were they covered with humiliation and poverty because when they lowered themselves when they brought themselves low by clinging to the earth, then that is what they got. They chased worldly things, then lowered their own level their own status. So that is what they got. They were covered with humiliation. And the fact is, that when a person chases the world, than they are, in fact, humiliating themselves, and when a person is poor in heart, then yes, they actually become poor. Why? Because even in the abundance of blessings, they failed to see the
blessings of Allah. So they were struck with humiliation and poverty. And they ended up with the anger of Allah. Because when a person who pursues only worldly pleasures, then they start compromising on the commands that Allah subhanaw taala has given the start disobeying Allah, they they start making the unlawful lawful for themselves because when a person does not have contentment, then they're not satisfied with what is lawful. They want more, they want extra, then they start admiring what is unlawful, so they earned the Wrath of Allah that He can be unknown Kaguya Corona vi Atilla that was because they disobeyed. Sorry, that was because they repeatedly
disbelieved in the signs of Allah, way up to Luna Nabina belaid in help and they kill the profits without right then it could be Morrow. So what can we are doing? And that was because the disobeyed and we're habitually transgressing. they disobeyed Allah and they transgressed all bounds. Then it is mentioned in the livina amanu were levena heard one nasaga wasabi in man armineh biLlahi. Well, yo mill, where Amina solly, her fellow home, a Jew who were in Dharavi him, while a homophone la himolla. homea has known that Indeed, those who believed and those who were Jews or Christians or sabians, those among them who believed in a line, the last day ended righteousness will have the
reward with their Lord and no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve? The cya does not mean that
as long as a person, you know, believes in Allah, that's it, and believes in the day of judgment and does good deeds, you know, good things that they will be successful. Here, he man has not been being defined, that has been defined in other places that he man includes believing in all of the prophets of Allah, it includes believing in all of the books of Allah, it includes believing in the angels and all of the pillars of faith. Here what is being mentioned is that when a person is not enough to simply belong to a group, it is not enough to simply have a religious label. It is important that every individual checks themselves that what is my faith like, and what is my action like? It isn't,
labels are not enough labels will not save us what will save us is our faith and our actions. So with a man is almost solely with faith is righteous action. It is only such people who will be successful. So whether it was someone at the time of musalla center or at the time of restart, he has set up, it doesn't matter which era they came in. What matters is did they believe in what they were supposed to believe in? And did they perform the deeds that they were supposed to perform? Then only such people will be successful? And then it is said what is a HUD Nami, Falco calm, what a foreigner fo kakimoto. And recall when we took your covenant, and we raised over you the Mount,
saying who Duma Athena can be cool. Take wood we have given you with determination. What cool Murphy he La La Quinta de Khun, and remember what is in it, that perhaps you may become righteous, the bunny is evil. They refuse to even accept the commands that Allah subhanaw taala had given them, they became so reluctant and so lazy, and so there were so distracted, that they literally had to be forced, a mountain was lifted over them, and they were told, accept this book, accept this covenant that you are being made to take, take it and hold on to what we have given you with strength. And remember what is in the book, so that you will be saved you will be righteous, and this shows us how
ungrateful they were. Allah saved them, Allah bless them, and still they turned away still they kept turning away. And look we have been given the same command hold on to the book of Allah with strength with goolwa This doesn't mean that just firmly hold the most. Yes from the hold the most have but also adhere to it firmly. Not that one day you feel like it's a you do something good and another day you don't feel like it. You change your mind. So you stop. This is not a joke. Who Duma Athena can be Kuma what guru Murphy
And remember what is in it, talk about it, keep learning it keep revising it, keep reviewing it, because it is very easy to forget the hold on let me tell you that it is very easy. In order to remember the Quran, you have to keep revising it. So methylator member the valic. Then you turned away after that, again, they turned away. They made the pledge, they took a promise, and then still they turned away, meaning that they did not adhere to it. So what did they deserve them? They deserve that that privilege to be taken away from them. But what happened follow laughably Allah here aleikum wa rahmatullah lecanto mineral costs, hostility? And if not for the favor of Allah upon
you and his mercy, you would have been among the losers? What was the favor of Allah upon them, that Allah continue to send prophets among them? What was his mercy, that he kept clarifying the matters of guidance for them? And if Allah subhanaw taala did not do that they would have been among the losers. And this is something that we need to be grateful for, when we are reminded of what we had forgotten. When we are made to realize a mistake that we made. This is a blessing of Allah. what occurred to him to molinara to the woman confessed, said, and you had already known about those who transgressed among you concerning the Sabbath, Falco, Nana home kuno, Kira tenkasi, and we said to
them, be apes despised, you see, the bunny has taught you they were told to observe the Sabbath. Why? Because
when they repeatedly showed that
they, when they repeatedly showed their disobedience to Allah subhanaw taala, then they needed more boundaries. And and this is something that we see that children, for example, are not able to remain within the rules that are set for them. They need, you know, they need stricter rules, they need greater, you know, observation, right, more more discipline. So this was one of the consequences of their disobedience to Allah, that on Saturday, they were to worship only Allah and not do anything. So there was a community of the bunnies slug you who lived by the sea, and they were fishermen. So of course, on Saturday, they were not supposed to be fishing. But what did they do? They used to put
the nets in on Friday, and they would remove them on Sunday. And they would say, well, we didn't really we weren't fishing. It was just the nets that were trapping the fish. But as you see, they used trickery in order to make the unlawful lawful for themselves. So what happened? They were their forums were disfigured, they were turned into apes stuff at Ulla. And remember that these apes in a day died as they were, they didn't have children. So some people think that apes that are alive today or monkeys, these are the descendants of these people. That is not the case. Because if Allah subhanaw taala turned them into apes, why would he give them children? Many children are a blessing.
And then we also learn in a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, there's a hadith in Sahih Muslim, that Verily Allah did not destroy people, or did not torment a people and let their race grow. Meaning if Allah subhanaw taala turned them into apes, and swines then he did not let their their their, you know, people continue, meaning they died as they were. So the punishment is Subhanallah very frightening. This is the punishment for what for trickery and deceit. remember Allah cruel Honiara to for now, trickery and deceit will be in the fire and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam clearly warned us that we should not change the unlawful into lawful by using
trickery and deceit and sometimes people do that by using different names. You know, for example, something is clearly Riba. It is clear the interest, but they will call it something else. They will they will give it a different name, a different label, changing the name of something does not change its reality. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned that there will be people from my alma who will drink alcohol who will drink wine, but they will give it a different name. They will call it something else. So this is a form of what trickery and deceit, vagina Hannah Karla Lima beignet, a day one our heifer her woman were Illa to limit the pain and we made it a determined
punishment for those who are present and those who succeeded them and a lesson for those who fear Allah deterring punishment for the people of that time for the people of later time. Until today, that if you play around with the commands of Allah than fear Allah, then the story of the Bukhara is mentioned what it called a masala comi and recall when Musa said to his people in Allah hi at Moodle comm Indeed Allah commands you and Ted bajo bacala that you should slaughter a cow. What am I they commanded to slaughter a cow? Two reasons. One reason is that the bunny has thought you do
A lot of great attachment for the cow, which is why they made a calf out of gold when they were in the desert. So that love that attachment had to be destroyed. Right? Because it was preventing them from worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. So this is why musar is an asset to them that Allah has ordered that you should slaughter a cow, a cow, specifically, not a goat, not a sheep, but a cow. And then secondly, they were ordered to slaughter a cow, because there was a certain situation that had come up. And what was that, that there was a murder, and the murder was not being found. And some, some other people had been wrongly accused. So to solve that problem to find out who actually
committed the murder the bunny is trying to were told, okay, Allah is ordering you that you should slaughter a cow. Although we do know who's what they said, Do you take us in ridicule? Are you joking with us? Are you? Are you kidding? Why did they say this? They said this because for them, slaughtering the cow was was very wrong. They had so much love and adoration for the cow, that slaughtering a cow was almost, you know, it was it was how long? So they said, How can we do that? If we do it, we will suffer? Right? And then secondly, because they were dealing with a murder case, and now they were told to slaughter a cow. How do you solve a murder case by slaughtering account?
So this is why they said Are you joking with us? Are you mocking Musashi Salaam color or Oh biLlahi and akuna Minal je lien he said I seek refuge in Allah from being among the ignorant meaning May Allah protect me from behaving so ignorantly that I make fun of people that I joke with them by using the name of Allah and this is some something that we need to reflect over is sensible person a righteous person does not mock others does not make fun of others. And sometimes we say that you know, what, we are, we are knowledgeable, we are very sensible. Even if we don't save we assume that about ourselves, but then in our language in our expressions, what do we do we make fun of other
people and sometimes so blatantly and so, you know, in such a harsh manner, any little bit of joking around, okay, understandable. Right, but calling people names and using the religion of Allah to make fun of others. This is the sign of the ignorant people call to the ruler now Rob back. Then they said call upon your Lord again, we see how but he is slightly will distance themselves from Allah repeatedly. They said almost you call upon your Lord you by Ilana Mahi. He should make clear to us what it is. And he said, Unless parents are instructed slaughter a cow, the command was pretty obvious. But because they didn't want to slaughter a cow. This is why they said you pray to your
Lord to make this matter clear to us to clarify which cow any a cow is a cow. They were stalling. They were asking so many questions because they didn't want to slaughter the cow. And this is something that people do you ask someone in the kitchen Can you please pass me a spoon? Where are the spoons? Well, the spoon will only be in the cutlery drawer, right? Not in the in the cabinet where the cups are Subhanallah when we don't want to do something, then we ask such questions. So the money is real. We're stalling basically, by asking these questions. Color in who your color in the harbor, cotton Lafferty? When will I become r1 on Bina valic musar Listen, I'm sad that Allah
says it is a cow which is neither old nor virgin, but median between that. So basically, the bunny is slightly more told about the age of the cow. Not old, not too young. You know, middle age for far too metal Maroon, so do what you are commanded. Follow the rule and they weren't satisfied with that. They said call upon your Lord. You by Ilana mallow knew her. He should show to us what is her color? Meaning what should be the color of that cow color in New York who in her bacala tons of raw mozzarella said I'm sad that Allah says it is a yellow cow. Falcon Hello no hub bright in its color to pseudo novoline pleasing to the observers. So part of them. Now how do you find a car like that?
You see how when they asked more questions, they made the matter more difficult for themselves. When they were initially told to slaughter a cow, they could have slaughtered any cow. But when they ask these questions, what did they do? They were now restricting themselves. So this shows us that when we sometimes ask such questions, we are only making our life more difficult. Call to the ruler now Rebecca ubay Yelena Mahi, they said call upon your Lord to make clear to us what it is in unbuckle Natasha Bahar Elena indeed, all cows look alike to us, meaning we're confused. Was it really that confusing? No. The age was specified.
And then we see that even the color will specify, but they were still not satisfied. And they said we're in insha Allah Allah Mercado and they said if Allah wants if Allah wills we will be guided this and in sha Allah
Allah in New York colo musar listen I'm said that Indeed Allah says that in the her book on autumn leather Lulu to zero it is a cow neither trained to plow the earth when at the spill helps nor does it irrigate the field. So, it should not be you know a cow that works in the fields that is used for plowing Musa lemma tune and it should be one free of fault meaning healthy of sound and its body no injury, not that the teeth are broken, broken etc. Last year toughy how with no spot upon her reading, it should be in the in you know the most perfect physical condition. And if you think about it now if the cow is not being used to irrigate the field or to plow the earth and what kind of a
cow is it it's a pet cow basically. Right? And it should be in the most healthy condition. So look at how they made their work so difficult. Call anergic that will help when they ran out of questions they said now you have come with the truth further but who haha. And then they slaughtered her Womack, how do we afford one but they could hardly do it? Meaning they almost did not do it because how would they find a cow like that? So it took a lot of effort. First of all to find a cow like that and there are there are narrations that tell us about you know how they eventually found the cow and then when they found the cow It is said that they had to pay a whole lot of money to
purchase the cow because a cow like this would only be you know raised for for a certain purpose either, you know at someone's SPECT or someone is using a cow like that for breeding purposes. Any this is a this is a valuable cow. So they had to give a whole lot of money. And this teaches us that when a person makes the religion hard upon themselves, then it certainly becomes hard upon them. So yes, we should ask questions but only when they're necessary. And only when you know things are really unclear and only ask questions that are necessary for action. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the love keti Allah comsa lathan feel will call what you bartleman will kathrada
sua Allah soprano tada dislikes three things for you. And one of them is to ask too many questions in this is something that is that you know that is what the lazy do what if other dumb Lipson forgot to feed her and recall when you slow them in and disputed over it will love more Did you Macintosh tuxedomoon but Allah was to bring out that what you were concealing. So this is a reason why another reason why they were told to slaughter the cow, because, like I mentioned a man had been killed. And now someone was being wrongly accused. It is said that there was a man who was very wealthy and his only air was his nephew and his nephew was basically waiting for his uncle to die so that he could
inherit all of as well but the uncle was Mashallah. Living year after year. So the nephew, you know, he killed his uncle. And when he killed his uncle, he got rid of his body or through his body somewhere. And then when people began looking, you know, what happened to him Who killed him? You know, this nephew presented the case as you know, this individual, this this particular people, you know, they killed my uncle, so, he started portraying himself as a victim. Alright, and so what happened? Allah subhanaw taala says, will love Maharaja Mackintosh Dr. Moon Allah was going to bring out that what you were concealing, meaning the real murder for Kula booboo will be broadly how so we
said strike the slain man with part of it. So a part of the cow was basically used to hit hit the slain man and when they hit him with the part of the cow, the man woke up, literally it came back to life and mentioned that it is my nephew who killed me. So what happened now the truth was known Kalika, your healer, who Mota. Thus does Allah bring the debt to life where you would yquem it he'll Allah come therapy alone, and he shows you the signs that you might reason. So what happened over here, multiple benefits were achieved. First of all, we see that the bunny is through his love and fear of the cow was destroyed because they were afraid that if they disrespected the cow, something
bad would happen. So this experience showed them that no, something bad would not happen, something good actually happened. So when you obey Allah, even if you fear that you're going to die, and people will destroy you and you're going to suffer so much, you're not going to suffer, you're actually going to benefit. So this is the first lesson. When you obey Allah, you don't actually suffer, you actually benefit. So get rid of all those fears. And you see the reason why the story is mentioned over here because what was preventing Bani Israel from believing it
It was their fear of losing the world losing their privilege. It was, it was their greed for the world that prevented them. So this story makes it clear when you obey Allah matters will actually be made easy for you, not hard. And then secondly, we see that this murder case was was resolved. Right. And then thirdly, we see that the bunny is slaying we're showing how Allah subhanaw taala is able to revive the dead. Because while while Muslims believe you know, there are people who have their doubts who have weakness of faith. So through this miracle, you need the you know, they were given a clean basically because when you when you observe something with your eyes, then you
increase in your conviction. So La La Quinta Pune so that you use reason.
So multiple benefits were achieved through this incident. In the last person show that we will cover today Allah subhanaw taala says some assets globacom embody valic then your hearts became hard and after that, Allah, Allah subhanaw taala showed you something so amazing that how any he can revive the dead, you saw a dead man come to life in front of your own eyes. You saw that when you slaughtered a cow. Nothing bad happened. But still, it did not affect your hearts, some a set globocan member daedalic your hearts became hard. And after that, for here cohee Java t o eyeshadow kasoa being like stones are even harder. You see a stone is such that when you pour water over it,
it doesn't absorb any water, water simply falls off. Right? It's not permeable. So such are certain hearts. They become so hard that they don't accept anything. They don't get impacted by anything. Even when they hear the strongest verses of a law they experienced the most difficult things in life they witness they they see with their own eyes, the injustice that is happening. Their heart does not absorb anything. And this is a sign of the hardness of the heart. So yes, certain hearts can be harder than stones. What in nominal hija Lottie lemma the Fed gentlemen Hill and how when we see rocks, stones, we think, oh, they're no good. They're so hard. Unless Pandora mentions that indeed
there are stones from which rivers burst forth, meaning they break. What in hell? Am I a Chicago Fire? Who do you mean hula? And then there are some of them that split open and water comes out, winning the Minghella. Yeah, Milton Hershey at the lab, and there are some of them that fall down, out of the fear of of love. Meaning we see rocks breaking, splitting, and falling and changing so much because of the impact of water. Right? If they don't absorb water, at least they break. But there are hearts which don't get affected by the water. And which water is this the water of Revelation, the water have caught on, they don't get affected at all. One Mullah who be offered in a
matar Malone. And Allah is not unaware of what you do. So basically, in this verse, the hardness of the heart is being mentioned. First of all, remember that there are there is a huge difference between a hard heart and a strong heart. A hard heart is a heart that doesn't care. A strong heart is a heart that is patient, that is courageous, that does not give up that does not become weak, and the strength of the heart is needed. A person who is strong hearted does not get affected by you know, the cheap and lowly things that people say, the harsh things that people say, a person that has a strong heart remains firm. A person that has a strong guard remains patient does not get
discouraged. But a heart that is hard, does not care, does not reflect, does not learn does not change. And this is what we need to avoid. We see in this verse, that there are rocks even that have fear of Allah, which shows us that inanimate things also believe in Allah their praise and glorify Allah, they have fear of Allah. And if a heart does not have the fear of Allah, then such a heart is hard. And you know what? The state of your heart matters, because we learn in our heavies, that indeed in the body is a lump of flesh, when that lump of flesh is good, the entire body is good, and when it is corrupt, the entire body is corrupt. And what is that lump of flesh, it is the heart. So
the real problem is where
It isn't the heart. What are things that heart in the heart, the things that heart in the heart and make note of this please. The first thing that hardens The heart is when a person stays far from the book of Allah. Meaning the person does not listen to it does not learn it does not read it does not follow it days go by in the end there has been no connection with the book of Allah. Then this is something that hardens the heart, unless pens are dimensioned and suited headed lm yet nearly ladina amanu and tashera kulu boom Liddy, Kayla, is it not time already? That the hearts of those who believe become fearful
by the remembrance of Allah, any have fear of Allah What are you doing? What are you saying? Wherever you are, so when a person, woman as elemental help and and that which Allah has revealed of the truth meaning, the heart of the believer should be soft, before the book of Allah and when a person does not spend time with the book of Allah than what happens the heart becomes hard. Secondly, deviant behavior and deviant actions, deviant words deviant speech, you see, every person has certain urges, okay? Every person has, you know, feelings, were supposed to control them and have some shame have some hyah of Allah. Allah Subhana Allah says Allah Mirza who has a high level
Kaluga home when they deviated that Allah subhanaw taala cause their hearts to be deviated will love Allah do como philosophy and Allah does not guide the people who are disobedient. So when a person has deviant behavior, and deviant actions, deviant words, then this causes the heart to become hard when a person does not even realize the wrong things that they're doing the wrong things that they're saying. Thirdly, what hardens The heart is when a person does not turn to Allah in difficulty. Fourthly, continuous sin, Allah, Allah says in the Quran, Killa Val, Ron Allah Kenobi, McCann we exhibit, rather, their heart has become rusted, okay, because of what they are earning,
meaning their hearts have become rusted, so they don't even feel the wrongs that they're doing. Then the next thing that hardens The heart is laughing a lot of us Pandora's sorry, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Let's look through Blake, Do not laugh too much. Because laughing too much hardens the heart, then the next thing that hardens, the heart is eating too much and talking too much. Remember, everything that comes to your mind does not have to be said, okay, and everything that people say, does not have to be answered. We should learn to control our words and learn to control yourself. You don't have to talk all the time, learn to ignore certain voices and
ignore certain people. Because when you will delve into conversation with them, then you know what, they're going to spew more evil, and you're going to hear more evil and perhaps in your anger, you will say things which are inappropriate, and you will cause them to say things that are even more inappropriate. So the best way to, you know, to to make you know, people stop their inappropriate speech is to not lend them an ear completely ignore them. So excessive talking excessive eating, this also hardens the heart and finally, what hardens The heart is following the desire. It will claim Rahim Allah said there are five things that corrupts the hearts socialising too much following
the desire and having a connection with someone other than Allah, which is stronger than your connection and your relationship with Allah. And then eating too much and sleeping too much. These are things that corrupt the heart. So we should ask Allah subhanaw taala to soften our hearts We should ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect our hearts from becoming hard. Aloma in the road to becoming your ailment lion or ally seek your protection from knowledge that does not benefit women call Billa Yasha from a heart that does not that is not fearful woman nuptse left Hershey bar from a soul that is not satisfied. Woman Dawa Tila used the jab hula and from a dog that is not answered.
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