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inshallah we will continue with our study of Sudoku puzzles. And today we will begin from verse number 52.
Almost panatela says, a levina at a now who will kitanomine probably home be he you may known those to whom we gave the scripture before it, they are believers in it. Here, almost a panel product is reminding us of the greatness of his book, The fact that the Quran is nothing but truth, and that the people have knowledge. The real people have knowledge. They're such that they recognize the truthfulness of the book of Allah. And so they believe in it, and they acknowledge everything that is in it to be true. So who are these people? They are a levina artina hamal keytab they are those to whom we have given the book, meaning the scripture before the Quran mean probably before it,
meaning the people who had the scripture before the Quran was revealed. And what scripture did they have? We know that the books that were revealed before the Quran were the Torah, the Injeel, the zoo. So the people that are being mentioned over here are basically the People of the Book, meaning the Jews and the Christians. So regarding them, Allah subhanaw taala says that home behavior should be known that they believe in it as well, meaning they also believe in the Quran. Now we know that all of the Jews and the Christians don't believe in the Quran. So this is yes, this is a general statement. This is not Salaam. But what is meant is the believers among the People of the Book,
meaning those who truly believed in the Torah and the in G, the way that they should have believed in the Torah and the G meaning they believed in it entirely. They did not change any parts of it. They did not you know, reject any parts of it. Rather they followed it exactly as it was, they they submitted to Allah subhanaw taala as they should have. So those people when they learn about the Quran, they also believe in the Quran. Now, in total bakura I have 100 Allah subhanaw taala mentioned regarding the people of the book that a cuddle hula you may know that the fact is that the majority of them don't believe in verse 253 of silicon Baccarat was paired with Allah says from
inhuman Amma women whom uncover that among them are those who believe and among them are those who disbelieved. In verse number 90 of silicon carbide has been mentioned that they rejected the book of Allah simply because of jealousy
because of jealous animosity, bullying, and why is it that they were jealous and univerzita loehmann fadli here allow me to share luminary body that Allah subhanaw taala chose to send revelation to, to that slave of his home he chose meaning Muhammad Sallallahu already he was send them so they did not like the fact that the last messenger was an error. And this is the reason why they they denied. However, we learned that we learn in suit earlier in one that all of the people of the book are not the same, that lay Sue so they're not all the same. Among them are those who actually uphold the book of Allah, meaning they believe in the Scripture, they follow the scripture the way that they
should. All Mattoon pa imagine that there are among them, a group of people who are very upright meaning who uphold the truth and it is such people who are the true recipients of the book of Allah. Meaning Yes, it has been mentioned over here and levina at
Now whom will keep those to whom we have given the book? Remember that there are many people who have the Scripture with them. Even among the Muslims, there are many who have the Quran perhaps they have memorized the Quran, perhaps they have a lot of knowledge of the Quran. But have they truly received the Koran are they in truth of the carriers of the book of Allah? Not necessarily, because who are the true bearers of the book of Allah, Allah subhana wa tada mentions incircle bacara is 121 that alladhina artina whom will keytab yet Luna who have patella watty that those to whom we have given the book, meaning the true recipients of the book of Allah, they are those who recite the book
of Allah, as it should be recited, help Atilla T. And remember that the word yet Luna, who doesn't just mean that they recite its words, yet Luna who also means they follow it, meaning they observe the book of Allah, they recite and they follow the book of Allah, the way that it should be followed the way that it should be recited, and it is such people who not equal You, me nunobiki they're the ones who truly believe in the book of Allah. So alladhina at a now whom will keytab those to whom we gave the book min probably he before it, meaning before the Quran, meaning the true bearers of the toilet and the in jail, the people of knowledge, the people of faith, the true carriers of the book
of Allah, then such people, Allah subhanaw taala mentions regarding them, that whom be he you may know they're the ones who also believe in it, in what be he here is referring to the Quran meaning what they learn the Quran, they believe in the Quran as well. Why? Because they believed in in the previous scriptures, and now they believe in the Quran, because the source of the previous scriptures and the source of the Quran is the same. Right? Allah subhanaw taala is the one who reveals the previous scriptures and he is the one who has revealed the Quran. So it doesn't matter whether it's the thought and the or the gene or the Quran, when Allah subhanaw taala is the one who
has revealed it, they believe in it. And this is something that we have been told to do. And sort of earlier one verse number 84, where Allah subhanaw taala says that whole you all should say the meaning of Muslims that declare that amen now biLlahi that we believe in Allah, one our own Zilla, Elena, and whatever that has has been revealed to us. When our own Zilla Allah Ibrahim, what is mareel what is help we are who will Isbell and we believe in that which was revealed to Ibrahim and ismar, al and his heart and your qub. And the prophets who were sent to the bunny is Surah Al. And we believe in that which was given to Moosa and Isa and all of the profits from their Lord, meaning
we believe in Revelation, whether that revelation was given to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or a prophet before him. So such people who are true believers in, in scriptures, in Revelation in divine revelation, they have no problem in believing in the Quran. They don't hesitate believing in the Quran, because they recognize that the sources the same and it would be foolish to say that, you know, I believe in this revelation and not that revelation, because now a person is picking and choosing, and we don't have the right to do that. So a true believer in divine revelation will also believe in the Quran. And if a person does not believe in the Quran, this means that they don't
truly believe in divine revelation or that their their belief in in divine revelation is is improper. So,
so here it is mentioned that alladhina attina, who will Kitab him in Cabo he whom behave you may know. Now, even our Barcelona de la Mora, who mentioned that these were some 40 people who had come from Naja Sheena joshy. Remember that he was from Abyssinia, he was the king of Abyssinia. And so Muslims had migrated over there. And we learned that Naja, she also believed so 40 of his men came to meet the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So they're the ones who are mentioned over here, because remember that they were previously Christian. But then when they learned about the Quran, they believed and then the last panel tala mentions their their response to the book of Allah. That
was either Utila or lay him when it is
recited to them. Meaning when the Quran when the verses of the Quran are recited to such people, then what is their response? Their response is Anu manabi. He they say that we believe in it. And they say that in the whole Camila Bina, indeed it is the truth from our Lord. And they say in Cornermen probably he mostly mean that indeed we were even before it Muslims, we believed before and we continue to believe we have no hesitation in believing in the Quran. Now the first thing that is mentioned regarding them is that what either Utila Ali him when the verses of the Quran are recited to them,
then they say that we believe, meaning they only came to the point of declaring their belief in the verses of the Quran, once they listened to them once they paid attention to them, once they listened attentively to them, because a person listens to the verses of the Quran and they say, yeah, this sounds amazing, this sounds beautiful. And that's it, they don't pay attention to the meaning they don't, you know, that they don't try to comprehend what is it that's being said, then they're not going to really benefit from what they have heard. If we want to benefit from the verses of the Quran, then we must pay attention to them, we must listen to them attentively, listening attentively
to the verses of Allah means that we are focused on, you know, on their words, while they're being recited, not that we are reading something else at the same time, or that we are talking to someone at the same time or that we are lost in our thoughts at the same time. No, we must pay attention. And this is something that is mentioned numerous times in the Quran in different ways, that when the Quran is being recited, then we should pay attention, then we should be silent at that time, so that we can focus on on what is being said in order that we may benefit from it. So what either Utila or lay him, they lend an ear, and then they say ALU, Armand NaVi, they say that we believe in it,
meaning they instantly recognize the truth of the Quran, just by listening to the verses of the Quran, they immediately fall in love with the verses of Allah. And so they surrender. So basically, when they hear the Quran, they find it to be very familiar end, it's not something strange. It's not something that is, you know, incomprehensible, or that is, you know, difficult to grasp, or difficult to follow. They say in the whole hakomi rabina. Indeed, it is the truth from our Lord, meaning they recognize its truthfulness instantly, they realize that this, these verses are definitely from from the Lord of the heavens and the earth, from God, they recognize that the source
of the Quran is not a human being. It is the Lord of the heavens and the earth. They say in the whole helper, mira Bina, and how is it that they recognize its truth immediately, because it is so similar to what they already have. It's just way better. So they recognize it. And the testimony of these people remember that it matters a lot, because what they say is, is with knowledge, it is it is coming from a place of knowledge and understanding. You know, there are different types of people, there are those who don't know much. And once they learn the book of Allah, they immediately you know, accept it, they begin to follow it. And then there are those who are people of knowledge,
you know, they have, you know, that their background is, is very solid. And when they learn the Quran, and they accept it, and they follow it, and they say that it is the truth, then their testimony matters a lot. And this is why it is being mentioned over here, that in the whole hakomi rabina. Now remember, the total process is a murky sewer. And in Morocco, remember that the Arabs, they were in stubborn denial basically, that no matter what, you know, happened no matter what they demanded, and no matter what response they were given, no matter what explanation they were given, no matter what evidence they were given, they were not willing to surrender. They were not willing
to believe. Even though the truth was so clear to them. They had just become extremely stubborn in their
denial. So So here it's it's as if they're being told that look whether you guys believe or don't it doesn't make a difference. Because what is your background your background is that you don't know anything anyway. Right? You are a nation of unlettered people. What is the response of the people of knowledge to the Quran? that once they learned the book of Allah, they, they once they learn about the book of Allah, they immediately believe so in total Islam is number 107. It is mentioned call me No biggie. Allah took me know that say, believe in the Quran, or you don't believe in the Quran. It doesn't make a difference. Your belief or your rejection will not make a difference to the status of
the book of Allah. And it is said in the levina autorola ailment, probably that the people who were given knowledge before the revelation of the Quran, either Utila or lay him up Runa lil Pani Sujata. When the book of Allah is recited to them, they fall on their chins prostrating to Allah, meaning immediately they lower themselves, they are overcome by who assure by humility. And and they cry before Allah. it you know, they're filled with all so they recognize the truth of the Quran instantly, and their testimony matters way more than your response to the book of Allah. So we've learned for example, about Naja she right and Jesse the king of Abyssinia how he believed in the
Quran. It's a very beautiful story. You see when, when the Muslims first migrated from Makkah to have a shot to Abyssinia, we learned that it was about 18 Muslims and 80 people of Makkah, this is about 10% of their population. So when the Muslims, you know, they fled from from Makkah, they went to Abyssinia. This was any extremely embarrassing for the crash, that how is it that you know these people have left us and now they are freely practicing their religion in a foreign land. So they decided to bring those Muslims back by force. So what did they do? They sent certain people among them was I'm not even an OS. And at that time, he was not a Muslim later on, of course, we know that
he embraced Islam, but I'll do a lot more on who but at that time,
he went with you know, with some other people and they first went to the, to the you know, different leaders or the elite within Abyssinia, they brought them gifts in order to bribe them. And then they presented their case to nagashi. Right. And they you know, they presented the Muslims as basically, you know, ignorant bandits, etc, who had rebelled against their own people, and now they were, you know, taking refuge in the land of no joshy. So, so basically they said that, you know, forced them to leave so that they can come back with us and we can take care of them. But no, she did not accept that he said that I'm not going to do anything until I listen to their side of the story. So he
called the Muslims and Java rhodiola Horan who he is the one who represented the Muslims. So he he spoke. Now Naja she asked him that that what is it that you you know you have believed in? Or or what is your case and Jaffa de la Horne who responded that, you know, we were we were a people who were deep in ignorance, we worshiped idols, we lived on chaste lives, we ate the carrion we spoke, you know, wrong things, etc. And he he described their state before Islam. And then he mentioned how Allah soprano Prada sent to them a messenger who taught them to worship only Allah to not worship idols, you know, to speak the truth, to be faithful, you know, in their trusts to be merciful, etc.
And so no joshy any he said that there's no way that I'm going to force you to leave my land, any he said to a mutable house that you can leave, because these people are staying over here. Now, this is something that completely backfired, right? Because I'm not gonna ask any day went to to take the Muslims by force, or to turn the joshy against them, but now No, Jesse was willingly giving protection to these Muslims. So then I'm going to bring our asset that you know what, tomorrow I'm going to go and say something tuna, tuna joshy that will completely destroy the Muslims that will literally, you know, force them to to to leave
And what did he do? He went the next day and he said to me joshy that these people being the Muslims say atrocious things about Jesus about restarting his center. Remember Natasha was a Christian at that time, this entire nation was a nation of Christians. So, so I'm gonna all said that these people say atrocious things about Jesus. Again no joshy a very intelligent man he didn't, you know, fall prey to the propaganda he called the Muslims. And he asked them now the Muslims were of course extremely worried that, you know, if we say to Jesse that, that we don't worship, resize and resize is not the Son of God aren't a sinner than Java then the joshy is going to be upset. But the Muslims
decided that you know what, we are going to speak the truth. We're not going to change the truth over here just to please no joshy so john foto de la Mourinho, he said to the joshy that we say about Jesus what our Lord has informed us of through His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam and then he recited the verses of surah to medium in Surah Maryam in great detail the birth of reciting his surname is mentioned right and especially the concluding verses where you know, when when the people asked mme that what is this child and you know, where will you know, how could you do something like this for a shot or to eat a call Okay, for nuchal lumen can feel Maggie sabi. She
just pointed to the child and the people said that how are we meant to speak to a baby and the baby spoke Pilar in near Abdullah he said I am this worship of Allah attorney Al Kitab. Allah has given me the book with Jalan in Abuja and he has made me a prophet will Johnny mobile can and he has made me blessing Am I come to no matter where I am? Well Oh Sani the Salatu was a karate madam to here. And he has ordered me to pray and to give in charity for as long as I am alive. We're both run beware lidda T and he has made me dutiful, unkind toward my mother. Well, me Jeremy jabatan Shakira and he has not made me someone who is a tyrant who is wretched was Salaam Wa La Yama will lead to a
Yeoman Moo Toriyama over to higher and peace beyond me on the date that I was born, the day that I die and the date that I am resurrected again. So these verses when Jeff wanted to learn more and who recited them, Nigella, she's eyes, any they were overflowing with tears, he was crying. And it is said that he picked up a little branch that was in front of him and he said, By Allah, what you have said, doesn't exceed what Jesus says, by this branch even meaning what you have said is 100% true about research to his center. And he said, You Muslims are secure in my land. So
it is about no joshy that the verses of surah Mati that were revealed where Allah subhanaw taala says what he does some yiruma owns Isla de la Sol, Torah or you know whom to fumina dumber that when they hear that which has been revealed to the messenger you see their eyes overflowing with tears. So that is mentioned over here also, that what Eva Utila, I lay him when the Quran is recited to them, follow ama Nabil, he manabi they say, we believe in it in the whole Hakuna rabina and why should we not believe in it? When it is the truth from our Lord? This is 100% any truth? It is definitely from Allah, just as the previous scriptures were, and they say in their condom in public,
he muslimeen indeed we were even before it Muslims, meaning even before the Quran was revealed, even before Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam came, we were Muslims, who who are Muslim mean Muslim mean is the plural of Muslim meaning someone who surrenders to Allah, we had submitted to Allah before. And now again we submit to Allah. So because they had submitted to Allah before, they have no difficulty now in submitting to Allah again, in believing in the Quran, as though it is a natural next step. So we already believed in Allah, we already surrender to Allah in the Quran, amicably he muslimeen. Why should we not believe in the Quran. So this shows us that the nations of you know different prophets
before us, they were also Muslims. You need the term Muslim is not a new term. This is not a new labor.
In fact, we learn that even Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam, he was a Muslim, right? Recently Salah was a Muslim moosari Salah was a Muslim, every prophet of Allah, Who was he he was someone who had surrendered to Allah, about Ibrahim aureus and I'm Allah says in the Quran that Makana Ibrahim al yahudi and villainous Ronnie Ibrahim was neither a Jew nor a Christian, meaning these labels did not even exist at his time. Right? Who was he then? Well, I can can hanifa he was in monotheist. muslimah he was someone who had surrendered to Allah when I can, I mean, I wish to Kenya and he was not of those who are associated partners with Allah. So in a condom and cubberly muslimeen, we were
already Muslim from before. And this also means that we were already any sincere believers in Allah.
As a result of which, whatever we were told to believe in we we believed in that whatever we were informed of, we believed in that. And part of that was believing in the last messenger Muhammad Sallallahu. Earlier he was saying, because remember that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his his coming is mentioned in the Torah and also in the jail. So what they're saying is that we believed in Mohammed Salah, who are to send them even before
meaning even before he came. And we see this for example, in the story of salmonella de la Mourinho. That how he arrived in Medina. Why? Because he knew that Muhammad SAW that the final messenger was going to be from that land. So he believed in Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam even before he had met him sallallahu alayhi wasallam even before he had come Salallahu early husana so in the Quran, amicably he muslimeen intro to soft iron number six, it has mentioned about how he started he Salaam said to the bunny, is he that I am a messenger of Allah to you. And part of what he what he said to them was, that I have come to give good news when will Bashir on bill Assouline, I have come to give
you good news of a messenger yet Team embar, the who's going to come after me, meaning now the messenger that's going to come after me is going to be the final messenger is smooth Ahmed whose name is going to be Armand meaning the one who is praised and that is what Mohammed means.
So in Cornermen cobbly muslimeen. So they have no hesitation in believing in the Quran, in believing in Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam anyone they see the truth, they embrace it, they accept it. They're not arrogant and stubborn over there. So such people is number 54. The next verse, Allah, Allah says, Allah, aka you, Tony, drum, Martini bml Subaru, that they will be given their reward twice. Why? Because they were patient bml Subaru for what they patiently endured, who will be given the reward twice for their patients, the Jews and the Christians who accept Islam, meaning the people who were individuals who were Jewish or Christian, and then they accepted Islam. Such people
get double reward model attain model attain means two times, why two times First, the first reward for their for an email a one for their first amen for their first belief, the fact that they believed in in the scripture of Allah, the fact that they believed in the oneness of Allah the fact that they were followers of the book of Allah. And then the second reward for what for an email Thani for their second, amen. Meaning for the second time that they believed in Allah in his in his books in his messengers are the human center. So like, are you a euro Humala, tiny Bheema Subaru and it's and specifically there's somebody mentioned over here, because of their patients, because
remember, that a man believing in the book of Allah, this requires patience, right? It requires you know, steadfastness and an effort on the part of a person. So they were patient in in adhering to the book of Allah. And then they were patient again, in believing in the book of Allah. So they were patient with the first book and then they were patient with the with the second book meaning with the Quran, right? They were patient
In, in following their messenger, and then they were patient again, in in believing in and following Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And this has mentioned in Hadith as well, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there are three people who will have a double reward. This doesn't mean three individuals, rather three types of people who will have a double reward. And all of them is who a person from the people of the book, meaning someone who was a Jew or a Christian, who believed in his prophet, whether it was Musashi cinema, SRT Salaam, and then believed in Muhammad Sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam. So for such people, his double reward, and especially the
reason is given because they were patient, any, there's a different level of suburb that is practiced by those who convert to Islam, those who embrace Islam, there was suburb before, in adhering to whatever that they knew. And now again, there is stubborn on embracing Islam. So they were patient, and they were patient in different ways. They were, you know, they, they, they were patient, over the trials that they face as a result of accepting Islam, they were patient, in holding on to Islam, they're a patient in, you know, in obeying Allah in staying away from sin. So, remember that
any changing your religion or accepting Islam is basically what it's, it's changing your identity. And yes, embracing Islam can be very, absolutely it is liberating. And it is it is as if a person has come home, you know, a person has found the truth, a person has recognized the truth, and it really, you know, bring some comfort. But at the same time, Allah subhanaw taala, Guinea, is acknowledging the difficulties endured by his slaves in this path, right, female suburu any those those difficulties that they endure, are not unnoticed, Allah subhanaw taala will give them double reward. And we hear such stories all the time of people embracing Islam, and going through, you
know, extreme difficulties and challenges.
We don't have to go that far, just when when we learned about the companions even right, that when they embraced Islam, what kind of trials they faced, right, they were shunned by their own families, they were persecuted by their own people. And even today, if someone embraces Islam, they're met with hostility and rejection from their own relatives. So definitely, this is something that requires a lot of subber a lot of patience. And, and somebody you know, and in different levels, there is that somebody that you need with yourself, you need that internal strength, right, because now all of a sudden, you have to change. So many of your habits, you have to adjust to a new
lifestyle, you know, you can't be doing the things that you previously did very freely. Right. Because when a person embraces Islam, you know, there's rules that they have to follow. So, you know, there's, there's this, there's that there's definitely discomfort over there. But then there's also a lot of sub required when dealing with people. Because that's very, very hurtful. You see, when when you're going through some, something that that is life changing. There's that personal struggle, of course, but when you hear hurtful things from people, especially people you love, and a lot of times your own family, that were there reject you, they don't accept you. They say they don't
want to see you ever again. They say you're no longer welcome. You know, in their lives, you're cut off, honey, there's a lot of subud required over there. So Allah subhanaw taala is, is mentioning there somebody over here, right? That they will be given their reward two times, because they were patient. And remember that patients includes sebat It includes steadfastness, not giving up, because it happens with a lot of people that you know, after a number of years or a number of months as things get harder, they give up they quit. So, Bheema Subaru sobor means that they
endured, they didn't give up regardless of the trials and the difficulties that they faced. And remember that if a person does not have patience, then it is not possible to continue on this path for long, or to even embark on this path. It takes a great deal of courage to embrace Islam, it takes a great deal of courage to continue on this path. So, this is why there is double reward. So you see, the joshy, he believed. And on the other hand, we learn about Hidaka right, the king of Rome, that when he wanted to believe in the Prophet salallahu, alayhi wasallam. And we learn in, you know, in, in a lot of detail in Sahih Bukhari about, you know, how he, he received the letter and
how he, he tried to convince his people, he had the doors all closed, and he had all his, you know, priests basically with him, and then he, you know, had the letter read out, but, you know, he wanted to see how they would respond, and their response was not positive at all. And so, he did not believe why, because he did not have that sub, that patience, right, he, he feared his nation, he feared the loss of power, he feared the loss of authority. And as a result of, of that, he did not embrace Islam. On the other hand, in a joshy, he had suffered, he embraced Islam. So each person, you know, has their own journey. And remember that each person will be judged according to, you
know, the effort that they put in. So those who, who don't have that Southern who, who don't take that leap of faith, who don't take that next step, while putting their trust in Allah. They're the ones who deprive themselves, and those who are patient, who, who take that step for the sake of Allah, then look at the reward model attain, they will be given the reward two times. And then their characters mentioned their behaviors mentioned being with people, where the owner bill has sanity say, and they avert evil through good women, models of monogamy and vicon. And from what We have provided them they spend, so basically three, three reasons are given over here as to why, you know,
they will have double reward first because they were patient second, because they avert evil through good And third, because they they spend out of what Allah subhanaw taala has given them.
And these are basically the the effects of Eman, right of of sincere belief that a person's character is is transformed, that the first thing that's mentioned over here is patience. And then yet the owner bill hasn't had to say, Now the word yet the owner is from the end, though, is to repelled something to avert something. Now, we know that everything that comes over, that everything that comes our way, is not always accepted by us, right? We don't always accept everything that comes our way. There are things that we have to refuse, right? Like, for example, if someone says hurtful words, no, I'm not going to accept them. Right? If someone says, if someone mistreats us,
we're not just going to accept that mistreatment. So there is say, right, there is evil that comes our way. And we are not going to accept it, we have to repel it. But there is a way to repel it. Right? So how is it that these people repel the evil that comes their way they repel it with, with good through good.
And this is the characteristic of the people of a man, this is their way with everyone, even with themselves? How that they repel evil with what is good. Now, there's two ways of understanding this. The first is that the evil that comes their way is is a result of their own doing. For example, a person commits a sin, right? We are human, we are imperfect, we make mistakes, and there are those times when we slip or we have you know certain bad habits or or certain habits from before. Right? So there is sin. So the evil that was in them, meaning the evil that they were used to practice, right, that they were habitually doing, right, the sins that they were
committing. Now they don't go on committing them that you know what? I've always been doing this, it's too difficult to change. I love this, this is just who I am. No, they recognize that this is say, Hey, this is sinful, this is wrong, Allah subhanaw taala does not like this. So what do they do? They repel that evil? How do they repel it? they repel it with something. And what is that something good deeds, so they repel sins with righteous deeds. And it's very important to understand this concept. Because you know, there are, you know, sins that we are aware of, that we know we are practicing, but then and we want to get rid of them, there's, we can only get rid of them by
replacing them with something else. Because you know, the the time that you have
the the energy that you have within yourself, you're going to do something. So if you tell yourself, I'm not going to watch, you know, such you know, such dirty videos, for example, right, then you have to replace that action with something good, you have to fill your time with something good, you have to bring something better in its place. Because remember, then, that an empty mind is the devil's workshop, right? where there will be a void shaitan will come and fill that void, he is going to take advantage of it. So if you really want to get rid of bad habits, you have to replace them with good ones. And you know what, instead of always focusing on I should not be doing this,
I'm so bad, I'm so horrible. I'm so sinful. You know, I've done this, you know, I've made this mistake again. Instead of constantly focusing on on being harsh with yourself, you know, focus your energy on undoing good things, because when you will start doing good things automatically, you will be able to replace those sins with righteous deeds. For example, if if a person is addicted to you know, listening to music, for example, or or watching a lot of TV for example, right now, now, if they're making time to recite the Quran, right or listen to the Quran, then what's going to happen, their time is going to go into listening to the Quran, in in reciting the Quran, in in memorizing
the Quran, and then automatically they will not have time to listen to music, without even, you know, realizing their bad habit is going to be replaced with a good one. So instead of always focusing on I'm so bad, shift your focus on what good Do I need to adopt? Right? This is how, how change happens, that you have to replace the evil with the good, so they repelled sins with righteous deeds. They repelled sins with Toba with repentance, and is the father seeking forgiveness. They repelled Schick with La ilaha illAllah. Alright, so yeah, the owner bill has an artist say here.
And the second way of understanding this is that the evil that comes to them from others,
meaning when they're mistreated, or when someone is, you know, rude to them or says something that is very unfair to them, treats them in a way that is unfair, then how do they respond? they repel wrong with right, they repel injustice with a pardon. they repel foolishness with patients, they repel evil with good, meaning people's mistreatment they repel it how with their own good treatment. How Why? Because they know that this a HELOC is excellent o'clock. They know that it's it's this kind of a HELOC, which Allah subhanaw taala likes in total Menon, i a 96. It has mentioned in the far ability here, San Jose,
that repel evil with that which is good. So when someone wrongs them, meaning when they are in any unpleasant situation, they don't respond to evil in kind, rather they respond with forgiveness and pardon. So remember, if someone's mistreating you and you want to respond to them in a better way, in a good way, the first step is to pardon. The first step is to forgive because it is only after you forgive someone that you can actually treat them with respect and dignity. Because if you if your heart is filled with anger for them
There's feelings of revenge, then you cannot respond with kindness. In in total our fire 199 the Prophet sallallahu Urdu cinemas told who they are for, and the message is for us also who the laugh will take hold of Pardon? Meaning always Pardon? What mobile UrFi and command that which is right, what are the learning jacquelene and turn away from those who are ignorant. So they respond to evil with good, they repel evil with good with their goodness, because there's a difference, right in. There's a difference between, say a year and hasn't. If you say a mean words, this is very different from saying polite and kind words in So firstly, that I have 34 Allah subhanaw taala says we'll add
this the will has an A to Allah say here that good and evil are not the same.
Alright, harsh words are not equal to kind words, right, pushing someone fighting with someone yelling at someone is not the same as treating them with dignity and respect, they're not the same, there's a huge difference between the two. And there is there's a huge difference in in in how they are and there's a huge difference in in the result as well. Right, the result that you get by yelling at someone is not the same result that you get by treating them with kindness, and, and respect there, there's a huge difference. So while at the store, we'll have to say yeah, therefore almost Pandora tells us in the far bility, here are some repel evil by that which is good. So what's
going to happen, what's going to be the result of this for either lovey bainer kobina, who either were tuned into who really you'd have, that the person between
yourself and them was enmity will now be a close friend of yours. Any through kind treatment, you can actually convert enemies into friends. And and the best example is that of the Prophet sallallahu our day he was setting up. So remember that responding to evil with the same is permissible, right? Meaning if someone is aggressive towards you, and you are equally aggressive to them, right in, in response, this is something that you're allowed to do this kind of revenge is permissible. And it is allowed. Why because in, you know, in the heart of the victim is is is a fire, right? And that needs to be cooled. So that permission is there. However, in everyday
situations, if we're always going to forget that you know what, you pushed me, I'm going to push you, right? You screamed at me, I'm going to scream at you. Right that your spouse yells at you and you, you yell back at them, your sibling hits you and you hit them back. Someone insults you and you insult them back. Alright, someone doesn't respond to your call, so you don't respond to their call, right? If you are always focused on, you know, being equal with people that they mistreated me, I'm going to mistreat them, I'm going to do the exact same thing to them, then remember, the result is never going to be good. The result is going to be facade, right? Because
what you what you do is what you promote, so seek a better way. And that better way is that you have your own values, your own principles, your own rules that you have for yourself. And those are the rules that you adhere to firmly all the time, regardless of the situation that you were in.
You know, there's a beautiful
thing that we learned about a boy who edited Viola horn who that we learned that either Deus Allah or Julian, that that his the his response? Well, when someone became to who became unbearable for him
is that Allah is when you find someone or something heavy, okay? Meaning that, you know, sometimes the way that people are talking to you the way that they're dealing with you the way that they're constantly nagging you pestering you, you know, they become unbearable, you just want to get rid of them, right? You just want to get away from them. They're, they're becoming too difficult to deal with. So, we all have you know, such moments or such situations where there are people who are very difficult to deal with. So, so abogado de la Mourinho, he would say, Allah Murphy Lerner Weller who, what additional Minho he would make this door. What is this Dora Allah Amalfi relena Willa, who what
Who? That Oh Allah forgive us and forgive him and relieve us from him.
First of all, what are the long word who would seek forgiveness for himself because when you see other people being so
you know, so unaware of off the off of how much harm they're causing others, that they're so lost in their own world that they fail to recognize the difficulty that they're causing others, then this makes you realize that perhaps I do the same. I am I also make mistakes I also commit sins that I'm completely oblivious to them. Right? So yeah, Allah forgive me for all of my sins that I am oblivious to. Allah fiddle, inna wala who and yeah, Allah forgive this person as well, that they don't realize what they're doing, what damage they're causing, what harm they're causing. So, Oh Allah forgive us and forgive him, well addition, I mean, who Ania Allah relieve us from him, please
deliver us from him, right, because it is only Allah subhanaw taala who can who can bring you relief. So, in the far bility here, there are people who will be a source of annoyance for you, who will who will call who will cause you trouble, who will hurt you, you know, who will say things which are inappropriate, but respond in a nice way. And sometimes the only nice thing you can do is just call upon Allah subhanaw taala. Right, then instead of saying anything, you just remain quiet, you don't answer and you just make girl. And then it is mentioned women models of monogamy and feel cone. And they spend out of what We have given them, meaning they spend their wealth in, in Acts of
obedience to Allah subhanaw taala they spend in order to benefit the creation of Allah, they're givers. So whatever that they've been given, when we model is up, now home, remember that risk is, is sustenance that Allah has given his slave. And it's not just money, it can also be knowledge. It can also be skills or status, or, you know, connections that you have, the abilities that you have. So when we motors, aka homey and feel calm, and remember that when you when you spend in the way of Allah, that is a way of making up for your deficiencies, or for your mistakes, right? So we'll be models economic and physical. And if ever you feel a certain, you know, kind of tightness in your
heart, that you're not able to forgive people, that you're always focused on revenge, then begin expanding your heart. How by giving sadaqa because when you will give sadaqa right, whatever it is that you will give them when you will give tangible things, then eventually, this will help you develop generosity. And it's it's from a place of generosity, that we can give people the benefit of the doubt. And we can pardon them, and we can treat them in a nice way. Then it has mentioned what either Samir or Lucha Mourinho. And when they hear ill speech, they turn away from it, what either summer or lower, when they hear low, then they don't indulge in it. They don't engage with it, their
responses that they turn away from it. Why? Because low speech, Ill speech is something that you don't want to engage with. Right? The only thing that that befits a believer is that they turn away from No, right that you know, for example, if there's something that is really dirty, very nasty, what are you going to do? Are you going to go and put your hands in it? No, if if you care about yourself, you're going to stay away from it because you know that it doesn't, you know, befit you that you go and and and dirty yourself like that. So what either semi are lower or lower and who they keep away from it, they turn away from it. And this is mentioned elsewhere in the Quran as well
and suitable for con is 72. lost pounds are dimensions what either Maru biLlahi Maru kill Rama. When they pass by ill speech, they pass how with dignity, meaning without engaging in total Mino Naya three when Latina whom are in a lovely martillo they're the ones who turn away from low. Now what is low low is basically speech that has no benefit in it whatsoever. Which means that if you were to listen to it, you actually don't benefit from it. Okay? And if you don't listen to it, you're not going to miss out on
Anything, okay? This is basically what Lahu is. And it can be useless speech, okay? And it can also be ill speech, Ill speech as in, you know the wrong things that people say about you. If you were to listen to them, would they benefit you? Not at all. And if you didn't listen to them, again, you're not missing out. Alright? So it's it's useless speech, that's a waste of time. So, here in this context, Lovell can refer to mockery, criticism, and, and things like that, when they hear such things from, from their opponents from from people who don't like them. Right. And there are, you know, especially because these verses are about people who embrace Islam, sometimes they have to
hear such ill speech from their family from their friends, who are constantly making jokes about Islam, who are, you know, mocking, who are criticizing, who are saying unfair, or incorrect things about Islam. And these kind of things, when they hear them, they just ignore, they turn away from it.
And secondly, law over here can also refer to useless talk.
So they don't, they don't engage in this. And this is something that we need to really, you know, pay attention to, especially these days, because we are spending more and more of our time, you know, at home, on our phones, on social media? What is it that we are watching? What is it that we are listening to? Is, is is it really something that's going to benefit us? And if we were, if we were to not listen to it, are we really missing out on something? You know, these are questions that we need to ask ourselves that when we are watching such videos, for example, what benefit are they bringing us? Okay, once in a while, you see, you know, a cat video, a cute bird video, something
like that, okay, it's, it brings you a smile, you know, nice, you have a nice feeling, okay, fine. But then if we're spending two to three hours every day, just watching, you know, one video after another after another, killing our time. This is not just killing our time, this is killing our soul.
You know, we we are, we have a limited amount of time. And if we're wasting it in in engaging with useless things, then we are harming ourselves. And remember that whatever it is that we listened to whatever it is that we're watch that that that we're watching, it is going to have an effect on our heart. So we have to pay attention to these things. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that part of the perfection of one's Islam is his leaving that which does not concern him. So leave what is not of your concern, right? Meaning if something doesn't benefit you, or if something is not of concern to you stay away from it. Right? Don't Don't give it attention, do not engage. And
sometimes what we do is we come across a video that is anti Islam, for example, or a cartoon that is, you know, about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And we forward such things to our friends and family, that all look at this, this is terrible, we are promoting it, right. So the best way of dealing with such negative things or such useless things is to not give them the attention that they're seeking. Ignore them, let them starve, right, do not engage so on how do I know who they turn away from it, you know, had these we learned that, that Allah subhanaw taala has hated three things for you. And one of them is vain talk right useless talk, or you know, constantly
talking about people people will call. right he said this, she said that it was said this was said any This is useless speech. This always talking about what people were talking about. Right? So our children who they turn away from it and this is something that we need to practice as well. And they say well call to Lana are maluna welcome our modal come and they say for us or our deeds and for you or your deeds, meaning the people who, who try to criticize them and who market them for their religion for their accepting Islam. They say that, you know what? To each their own, right? You have your deeds and we have our deeds, right. Meaning you are going to be responsible for your choices
and we are responsible for our choices. And this is
A very important concept that we must remember that for us or our deeds and for other people are their deeds. Right? Meaning don't always be concerned about the deeds of other people. Right? Any learn to not take things personally all the time, if someone is, you know, attacking Islam, or or constantly criticizing you, constantly backbiting you, or or trying to say, you know, you know, or they're saying nasty things about you or anything like that. Remember that is their problem. Okay? That's not your problem, why it's their problem, because they're the ones who are saying such nasty things, because they're the ones who are hurting in their heart. Right? They have a problem within
them, that they are constantly attacking you. And this is not your problem. Find what they say might affect your reputation, etc. But you are responsible for what you do. So don't take the actions of other people personally. Lennar are my Luna, welcome Arma lucam this is Salaam Alaikum Peace be upon you. peace will be upon you and this Salaam doesn't mean you know the Salaam of greeting that Assalamu alaikum How are you doing? No, this is Salaam of Mutharika of departure, that basically, you know, we are only going to leave you in peace. How by not responding to you by not arguing with you by not engaging, you know with you in this argument that you want to have. So basically seminar
local means we're not going to respond to you. And then they say, learn avatar in Jaylene, we do not seek the ignorance, we do not seek the ignorant, meaning we do not seek their company. We don't want to be with those who are ignorant. Because if we spend more time with them, we're going to be like the libertarian Jacqueline can also mean we do not seek their way. Right? Meaning we don't follow their way. Or it means that we don't wish to be of them. We don't wish to be like them by engaging an argument with them. So learn about irvingia Haley, now who are j Li j 18 is a portion of j Hill Jade is someone who is ignorant, right? But who is this person who is ignorant, someone who doesn't
know who never went to school, who doesn't know how to read and write Who doesn't? You know, know basic basic things of the world know, Jay Hill is a person who disobeys Allah. Okay, even if they have a PhD, Jay Hill is a person who disobeys Allah. In the Quran, we learn that somewhere in the robocall in Medina, Amina su Abuja, halogen, those who do evil with Johanna in ignorance. Okay. So why is a person who disobeys Allah j Hill, because they're disobeying Allah. Because of too, because of one of two reasons. One reason is that they really don't know that what they're doing is wrong. Right? Even if they have a lot of worldly knowledge, they don't have this basic religious knowledge.
Okay, so they don't know that what they're doing is sinful. Or secondly, they're disobeying Allah, because they have been overcome by a cloud of desire and an impulse. Right, that they know what they're doing is wrong, but they do it anyway. Alright, so this is J. Hill. Now
learn about llj hellene. This is who people who are arguing about Islam who are who are, you know, mocking at the Muslims who are creating difficulties for for, you know, Muslims, etc. So learn our total joy healing, we're not going to engage with them. We are not going to quarrel with them, we're not going to stoop to their level. This doesn't mean that they don't get angry, they have no feelings or that they are immune to, you know, anger or fear or sadness, or that they're just suppressing their emotions. No, this means that they refuse to let their emotions compromise. Their they're, they're, you know, they're civility, right? Meaning they have a certain standard, a certain
set of principles that they observe regardless of the situation that they're in. So even in a situation like this, where people are constantly attacking them for their Islam, they don't stoop to their level. They say Atlanta battalion jacquelene. Remember at the beginning, I mentioned to you that even our basketball, the Longhorn who mentioned that these were
People who had come from Abyssinia to meet the Prophet sallallahu wasallam we learned out swelled elsewhere that the people of Makkah you know, they said some really rude things to them. Right that they said to them for example, it is that that Abu Jamal said to them that will la hemara Aina Raka been a hammock amin calm we have never seen a delegation more foolish than yours. Meeting you all there are a bunch of idiots that you have come all the way to believe in Him to meet him a staford Allah, any they really harass them demean them, you know, mistreated them, but look at the way in which they're responded to all of this foolishness. salaam aleikum Lana Del Rahim, we don't want to
argue. And this is an important lesson that we must remember that, you know, sometimes Yes, we go out somewhere and we come across people who are really behaving foolishly with us, right? They they heard something, they read something. And because of that, they call you names, right? They harass you, they assault you, etc. Do not stoop to their level realist panel tada protect you. Ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect you. But if ever you are in a situation like this, do not stoop to the level of the ignorant. This doesn't mean that you don't do anything. No, it means that you are focused on solving the problem, not aggravating the problem. you're focused on getting out of that
situation, this engage, not that you like you continue with that confrontation. Because if you continue with that confrontation, then either you're going to get more harmed. Or you're going to end up saying something doing something that you're going to regret later. And this this is applicable even within the home when you're dealing with your own children, for example, when they're behaving ignorantly, your own siblings, for example, when they're behaving ignorantly, and remember that Jane is also someone who is disobeying Allah, right. So it could be, you know, and an older person as well, who is otherwise very reasonable, but at the moment, they're overcome by anger
and they're saying things which are, you know, inappropriate, they're, they're behaving in a way that is unacceptable, right, but they're human. So if they're behaving ignorantly, you don't behave ignorantly with them. You say Salaam Alaikum Lana better enjoy healing, focus on on solving the problem in disengaging not in furthering the confrontation. May Allah subhanaw taala guide us all, inshallah will conclude over here subclinical locomobi handig A Chateau La ilaha illa Anta a stuffy Luca Toby Lake wa Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh