Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair
Al-Imran 64-77 Word-Analysis and Tafsir 64-68
Are the below him in a SharePoint gym? Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim. Lesson number 45 sort of earlier in one. I o 64 to 77
Kalia Hillel kita say all People of the Scripture darlow either Kelly Mateen. So we're in vain and our unicorn, come to a word that is equal between us and you. And what is that word? What is that statement? And then our Buddha is
that we will not worship except Allah. Well, I know she can be shy and not associate anything with him. When are you talking about Luna Barban obey them in tune in and not take one another, as Lords besides Allah, for InfoWindow for polish, Adobe anomalously moon, but if they turn away, then say, bear witness that we are Muslims submitting to Allah.
The Ayah begins with
C. And this is an address to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And remember, whenever a command is given to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, that you say this to the people, you tell the believer such and such, or you say this to such and such people, then it gives us two benefits.
What are those two benefits, that first of all, it shows the importance of what is going to be stated.
Because if you look at it, the command could be given directly as well. But if the prophets are allowed, Islam is being commanded to say such and such statement to these people, then what does it show the importance of that command? Because Allah is giving it and he is giving it through the prophets.
And so that command, or that statement, holds double importance, because it's not just coming from Allah soprano data, but it is also coming from the Prophet sort of is.
So first of all, it shows the importance of the command, for instance, the ad with regards to hijab, in total, so what do we learn that cool profits are allowed to sort of use it, do your wives and do the believing women that they should do such and such?
So why is the command coming through the prophet to show the importance of what is going to be said?
Secondly, it also shows to us that the Quran is not the word of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
It is not his speech, rather, he is only conveying because nobody says to himself, say this to the people. Nobody says that. So when he has been commanded that you deliver this message to the people, what does it show that he is the recipient of the Quran, and he is the deliverer of the Quran. It is not his own word, it is not his own statement.
So all prophets are of a sudden you say to, to the people of the book, say to them that Yeah, and then kita all people have the book
is used for family. But it is also used for those who have something, those who are worthy of something. So as well, keytab people off the book refers to the Jews and the Christians. And why are they called nl kita? Because they're the ones who had Scripture with them.
When the class begins, I see that so many of you are still not settled.
Why can we come to the class right away and get settled immediately? Why is it that we're still fidgeting, doing this doing that drinking water taking this out of our bag, putting that in our bag? Why?
get settled quickly? Okay.
So a Hokie tab is used for the Jews and Christians. Why? Because they had the kita they had the Scripture, the Jews had the Torah, and the Christians had the engine
and the Arabs, what did they have? Nothing. So what were they called omean. The unlettered ones, people who don't have the book. So yeah, they'll get up or people have the book, which people have the book IDs. It refers to both the Jews and the Christians and remember that these ayat were revealed, in which context men who had come to visit the profits all of a sudden, the Christian delegation from the July so it refers to the Christians who were visiting Medina, and it also refers to the Jews who were already present in Medina. But remember, this was relevant at the time when this ayah was revealed. But it applies to those people who are today as well.
Those people who follow the Torah or those people who follow the Injeel the Jews
The Christians of today as well, they are also the People of the Book. So say all people have the book that I know all of you should come Donna is from Ireland, well as we heard earlier are live means height, and that is to call someone to a height literally. And then it is used for calling someone to something that is important. So Tyler, have you come, Jews and Christians have you come to what? In a limited to a statement? Which statement that is our vein and our binnacle? which is equal which is the same between us and between you? Which kalama is this? Which statement is this kalama law either in the law, that there is no god worthy of worship? except Allah. If you look at
it, La ilaha illa Allah is not just one kalama what is even a word? Right. And the Florida of Kadima is kalimat words correct? So, how come Kadima over here is referring to their ilaha illa Allah for words. Why?
Because in Arabic, the word Kadima does not just apply to one word,
it applies to a word or a statement that requires some explanation,
a word or a statement that could comprise multiple words, but any word or statement that requires some explanation, that is what a kalama is.
And calima can also be used for them. But kalama as singular can be used for a sentence as well, as long as it requires some form of explanation.
So come to a kalama that is common between us. The word sour is from the room clutter scene? Well, yeah, and as you know, the word sweat means that which is equal from both sides, that which is the same. So it is equal with us and you meaning both of us agree with it. Both of us agree upon it. This statement is common between us and you. We don't differ with regards to this statement. There are many other things that we differ over Muslims, and Christians and Jews, there are many things that that differ over, for example, the status of recently set up great similarity, there are many other differences. However, this is one thing that they all agree upon what that Allah is one. Yes,
there are some innovations, there are some false beliefs. For instance, the Jews claim that it is a it is a son of Allah, or the Christians claim that he sizes and of Allah, but they still believe that Allah is one God, which is why Judaism, Christianity and Islam, they're all understood as which religions, monotheistic religions, what is monotheistic mean? That which believes in one God? So yes, there are many differences between us. But let's come to common terms. Let's unite on that which is common between all of us. And what is that common thing? That Atlanta Buddha in the law that we do not worship, except Allah.
So we see over here, that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, is commanded to invite the people to that which is common,
that which is common. And what is that, though hate the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala
because all of the messengers of the prophets who were sent by our last panel data, conveyed the same message. And what was that message? That La ilaha illAllah Musa Islam brought the same message and restart is an ultra brought the same message. What did he say? He said, I'm saying that in the la hora B or a buko, Allah is my Lord, and he's also your North Star boo hoo. So only worship him don't worship any other besides Him. So, all of the messengers brought the same message to the prophets are allowed is understood, call the people to that same message, call them to that which is common.
And that Canada is that a learner Buddha, that we shall not worship and that is a combination of an angler. And this end is explanatory, meaning it is explaining what the kalama is. It is explaining what the karma is. The Kadima is law in the law. And what does that require? That first of all, learn our Buddha in the law we must not worship anyone except Allah.
The only one who deserves our worship is Allah subhanaw taala. And therefore, we must direct all acts of worship to Him alone, nobody else and at the same time, what else is important whenever and not necessity cabeza? We share with you
Anything new should occur from shirk, what does it mean to associate partners? So yes, we should not worship anyone besides Allah. But at the same time we should not associate anyone with ALLAH soprano.
And notice it is shade anything and anything can apply to any human being any Angel, any gin any mountain any stone any idol, anything besides of us.
We must not associate any in his worship
to things what's the third thing wanna and not yet definitely the baboon some of us should take some of us, meaning we people should not take bourbon some others meaning some other people. So we followers, we adherents of the religion must not take some other people as our babban mean dooney
as Lords besides Allah,
the word of bad is the plural of Rob. And who is Rob?
Who is Rob, Holic Malik. And with that, right, so if someone is hiding, someone is Malik someone is moudaber. What does he deserve? What does he deserve? worship, right. So Ruby is to be the Lord, to be the Creator, to be the master. And it necessitates that the one who has obeah also has Ulu here, meaning he is the only one who is worshipped, he is the only one who is obeyed, because He is the Creator. So he must be obeyed. If he is the moudaber, then his decisions His laws must be followed, not somebody else's. Correct. So yes, it means highly manic and mood a bit. But at the same time, Rob also gives a meaning of the one who is worshipped and obeyed.
The one who is worshipped and obeyed, because both Robo BIA and Oulu here go hand in hand.
If someone is a creator, they deserve to be obeyed. Allah is the Creator, he deserves to be obeyed.
So to be here, it is to be the Harlock Malik with a bit but it also necessitates to do here.
So over here on Bab does not just mean creators know. What it means is Lords Lord, meaning someone who is obeyed someone who has the right to legislate that which is halal, and that which is how long
someone who is given authority in religion
when it comes to religion, who decides what is heroin? What is heroin, a loss of penalties to the extent that even the profits are loners, and I was not allowed to do so. For instance, when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam made something haram upon himself, Allah said Lima to Halima Han Allah who like why do you make unlawful what Allah has made lawful for you? So the right to legislate halal and haram only belongs to Allah? So when someone else is called Rob, what does it mean? That they are given the authority to declare something as halal and to declare something as how long?
So what is the third thing that we must agree upon? That we are not going to take other people as Lords besides Allah? What does it mean? That we must not give any human being the authority to declare something as Hillel and something has held on in the religion,
supreme authority in religion belongs to whom? Only Allah and nobody else?
others have said that what it means by wilayah, definitely the bourbon, bourbon or weathermen do Neela. What it means is obeying other people in disobedience to a law so
that the law of Allah is clear in the book, but you're following the law of a human being the law of a scholar, which is contrary to the law of Allah.
So laya does he do berguna Baba or batterman duni law? What does it mean? First of all, by giving others the authority to legislate halal and haram in the deen.
Secondly, obeying others in disobedience to Allah subhanaw taala.
Thirdly, by prostrating to others. So we see this in Christian tradition, for instance, there is that concept of literally bowing or prostrating in front of the religious authority.
I remember seeing the picture once in which all of the bishops or religious scholars, I don't know what exactly their status was.
They were literally lying facedown. And it seemed as though they were prostrating, do the highest priests or the Pope, who was standing there said literally It was as though they were worshipping them, literally, they were prostrating to them. So, our acts of worship, they should be devoted exclusively to who have lost.
Similarly, when Christians when they made the law, for instance, who did the production
either the Son of God now the villa or Miriam running a salon, so, this is also taking others as Rob besides Allah by directing acts of worship to them.
Similarly, this can also be understood as by calling others besides Allah.
For instance, a Christian some of them they say, that recently Sam is in fact, Allah, now the winner. So, while I do Baba Baba, Baba means, that we must not take others besides Allah as lords.
So, we see over here, that the kalama, that all of us must unite upon, all of us must agree upon, comprises three things. That first of all, we must not worship anyone except Allah.
And secondly, when I initially cliche and we must not associate any, with Allah, soprano, and thirdly, we must not take others as Lawrence. besides Allah.
If you look at it, the first two causes What are they? We must only worship Allah and we must not do shirk with him. Are they the same?
Aren't they the same? We must only worship Allah, we must not associate any with him. Are they the same? Are they giving the same message in essence, they are, that our worship should be devoted only to Allah. But remember, though, hate it includes two things. Though hate includes two things.
What is it? First of all, affirmation? affirming that Allah is the one who deserves worship.
And secondly, negation, negation of what negation of that nothing else besides Allah deserves worship.
Only Allah deserves worship, and nothing else besides Allah deserves worship. Because there are many people who worship Allah who pray to Allah, but at the same time, they worship others as well. At the same time, they pray to others as well. At the same time, they prostrate in front of others as well. So he is incomplete. It is incomplete the heat of a person the belief of the hidden a person is incomplete, unless and until a person does both of these things. Because the Jews they claimed that yes, Allah is the one God but at the same time, as the son of Allah, the Christians as allies, one monotheistic but at the same time, Jesus is the Son of God.
So the hate is incomplete, unless and until a person does both affirmation and negation.
And thirdly, when are you talking about una vida or Babylonian dooney? Let that supreme authority in religion is given only to a loss of planetary.
Instead of the Toba, I had 31 we learned about the Jews and the Christians, Allah says it the Hadith about a home or of Bana home or baba men do.
They have taken their scholars and their monks as Lords besides of law. They have taken their scholars and their monks as Lords besides of law. Are they even having Id even housing, who had been a Christian before? He said to the Prophet, sort of on the center, that O Messenger of Allah, they did not worship them,
meaning the Jews and the Christians, they did not worship their scholars and their monks. So how come the Quran says it the hadoo
didn't worship them, they still believe that Allah is the God.
So the prophets are allowed us and replied, did they not tell them that the prohibited was lawful, and that the lawful was prohibited?
Did they not tell them that the lawful meaning what Allah declared is lawful was prohibited? And what Allah made unlawful, they declared it as lawful and they follow them in that
the people what do they do? They follow them in that meeting, whatever the scholar said, even if it contradicts the statement of Allah, we will follow that.
When are they admitted? Yes, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, that was their worship of them. That is exactly what it means by taking another as Rob besides of law, what does it mean by giving them supreme authority by preferring them
Over a loss of penta by obeying them in disobedience to Allah, by obeying them in disobedience to
LA Parata, Lima, Luke, famously Attila, there is no obedience to the creation, if it means disobedience to the Creator,
no creation must be obeyed in disobedience to the Creator. No human being, no scholar, no priest, no religious person, no teacher, no one is going to be obeyed, if they're obedience means that you're going against the command of of
where the command of a law comes, everything else becomes secondary.
Nobody else is going to be aware, when the command of a law comes.
And we save the money is for you. The people of the book, the educator, they suffered from this problem that they would give preference to their scholars above the commands of Allah.
Just recently, I was reading an article about some of the words of the Bible, how they were mis translated, it was actually written by a Christian person himself, that how they were mis translated from Hebrew into English. Why they had given several reasons. One of them was that the scholars of the time or the priests of that time, they had so much authority, that you had to obey them.
And whatever they said, whatever law that they had made, you could not contradict it. So if in your translation, you used a word that contradicted the statement, or the ruling of the scholars, you had to miss translate the word, because if you didn't, you would be assassinated, you would be finished.
This is the authority that was given to their scholars by them.
That even if it meant changing the Word of God, doesn't matter. But we cannot go against the leaders. We cannot go against our scholars.
So we see that yes, the people of the work that suffered from this problem, but this problem, even we Muslim suffer from we face these dilemmas as well. For instance, as children, there is the command of Allah, and there is the command of our parents. And it's not just with little children, it's even with adults, they have to obey their parents. For instance, a person learns from the foreign, that dealing with Riba is unlawful, there is no permissibility when it comes to dealing with rubber. But what happens the father says, You must have a car now, even if it means you're taking it on interest, you must have a house now, even if it means taking it on interest, you must
pursue an education and you must complete it in these many years. Even if it means taking a loan on interest.
And many children they comply. Why? Because they say we have to obey our parents. We have to do what our parents tell us because Allah said obey your parents do ersan to your parents. Yes, Allah has said that you must obey your parents. But at the same time, we have been clearly told that we must not obey them, when they command us to disobey Allah, when they command us to disobey Allah.
Similarly, some of the parents, they are indulgent, practicing innovations, practicing such that have no reality in their religion.
But many children, what do they do? We have to do it. We have to, we have to listen to our parents. If we don't, we're going to be finished. But it doesn't mean that you become rude to them. You become disrespectful to them. At the same time a person must do stand with them and talk to them in a manner that is respectful. But obeying parents does not mean disobey Allah.
Never at all, should we make other people an excuse for disobeying Allah subhanaw taala.
Similarly espouses the commander of allies clear, but the husband says to the wife, you can wear the hijab, or the wife says to the husband, I don't like your beard, or I don't like you going to the masjid. I want you to stay at home. You're gone all day for work and then a 90 go Trisha, what is this? So even as spouses sometimes what happens? one spouse is dropping the other from obeying of law.
Even in this situation, who should be given preference? Allah soprano.
Because Allah subhana wa tada must be given supreme authority when it comes to religion when it comes to following his commands.
And if we bring our parents or our husbands or our teachers, or our loved ones at the level of Allah, in the sense that we
obey them in disobedience to Allah, then this in a way is committing chick fil a
chick fil a hook. What does it mean? That, on one hand is the hook of Allah. And on the other hand is a hook of a human being,
on the one hand, is a heck of a lot and on the other hand is a hook as a human being. If a person gives preference to the hokum of the human being, what is that chick fil a is associating another at the level of a loss, he is obeying another person in disobedience to a loss of perimeter.
So what do we learn from this, that if anyone, no matter who he or she is, if they are calling us to disobey the command of Allah, we cannot listen to them.
We cannot listen to them.
For example, if it is a time of Salah, and someone is calling you, someone is talking to you on the phone, and you say, it looks rude. If I hang up, it looks rude. If I cut down the conversation, but the time of Muslim is going away, what are you going to do?
continue talking? No, you have to stop there. You have to answer the call of a must.
So three things over here have been said. First of all, we must only worship Allah. Secondly, we must not do shake with him. And thirdly, we will not take others besides Allah as long as
for insulin low, then if the turn away for kotoshogiku. We anomalously moon, if they turn away from what, from what you're calling them to, from coming to these common terms, what are these common terms, the three that I mentioned?
So if they turn away from this, for kolu, then you say to them a shadow, say to the unlucky that the bear witness, be anonymously known that indeed we are Muslims, we have submitted ourselves to a loss of data.
So if people don't agree with the truth, what should you do?
compromise even more?
If they say no, no, no, no, we are going to do shake. So you should say okay, fine. Let's consider esign slms either, because you should come to common terms, this is what ally saying, there are no without Kalimantan. So why in vain and our benaco? If the disagree, what should you do? compromise on your religion? No. What does Allah say, for colo is shadowed by a non Muslim will tell them that you should bear witness that we have submitted to Allah, if you don't believe we believe and we're not going to change. We're not going to alter the commands of Allah, the law of Allah.
Let's listen to the recitation of this ayah and then reflect upon it.
this teaches a very beautiful way
of calling people to Islam, that how do I know it actually nothing. So we're in vain and there will be nickel. So speak to the people on their level. Stay on common grounds.
Do not speak about matters that cause dispute, but speak about those matters, that create harmony, that welcome the other.
If you start your discussion, with the negatives with the differences, what's going to happen, the other person is going to become defensive.
But if you start with that, which is common, what's going to happen, the other person is going to feel welcomed, he is going to show some interest, and he is going to be interested or really it's the same. It's similar. I didn't know that.
And if you started with the differences, then what happens? The other person becomes defensive and hostile. And even if you convince him, he's not going to accept.
So first of all, we learn from this ayah about the way of doing Dawa. But before that we learn that the Prophet sort of autism is commanded here to give power to the people.
He wasn't told that you should know this. What is it being told, don't say this to the people. And the profits are a bonus and I was commanded to give our What about us don't
We have other guitar around us, people who work with us people whom we study with people who live in the same community as ours, people who live in the same building as ours, people who share the same, you know, transit system as ours. So I don't get our around us, and the al Qaeda, we're also around the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he was told, call them to that which is common. Why? Because if two different people are living in the same society, and if they don't understand each other, what's going to happen? What's going to happen? They're going to become distant. And it's going to lead to more and more hostility. And as Muslims, we're not just going to enjoy the religion ourselves. But
we are omitted was upon why to convey the message to other people. So that they also learn about Islam. They also follow Islam, because what they have has been altered, and fabricated and changed.
So the Prophet said about Islam was stalled, call them to Islam, give Dawa to them. And we learned that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam complied by this command. And He even wrote letters to the Christian kings, inviting them to Islam.
Sometimes, it's difficult for us to speak to people. But we can send a note, we can send an email, we can send a letter, we can send a small flyer or a small booklet, at least tell them about what we believe in, at least make them aware. Because if you don't tell them, somebody else is going to tell them, or they're going to assume themselves, how will they know what you have to say about your religion? So first of all, we learned the importance of giving the importance of telling people about Islam.
Secondly, we see over here, that when giving Dawa, we should come to the level of the person that we are speaking with,
we should come to the level of the person who we're speaking with.
And coming to the same level means talking about things that are common, similar to talking in a way that can be understood by the other. If you start quoting, verses in Arabic, or if you start using words that are completely unfamiliar to them, how are they going to understand what you're saying? They're only going to say I don't understand what he or she is saying. Right? So come to the level of the person whom you're talking with. And at the same time, start with those topics, or those elements that are common between you and then
don't start with the differences start on common grounds.
Another thing that we learned about giving Dawa is that, yes, we should start with those things that are common, but at the same time, we should not forget the differences.
Or rather, we should adhere to the truth. Because the way that the eye ends, that we will only worship Allah and then we will not do shake.
It wasn't said that we will only worship Allah No, we will not do shake, that is also said, and the way the eye ends that if they turn away, tell them a shadow. We are not Muslim on that we are Muslims. Because many people when they start talking about the similarities, they end up saying, You're fine, we're fine.
You're okay. We're okay. We're both the same. There is no difference between the two of us. I am just follower this prophet, your follower that Prophet. And at the end of the day were the same. No, we're not the same. There are similarities, but there are some major differences as well. So, when calling the other two Islam, don't compromise on the truth, don't compromise on the truth.
Start with that which is common, so that your way is more inviting. But at the same time, don't forget the truth.
Because Allah says For interbellum, Fukuda shadow, be Muslim.
Another very important lesson that we learned from this is that we are told to give our to the people of the book in this way. What which way that start with those things that will create harmony, not things that will turn them off.
Now within Muslims as well. There are many differences, right? You see a Muslim, and she's praying in a way that is completely different than yours. Or she is doing something that you don't do or you know is wrong. There are many differences between Muslims as well. How should we start with sister what you did was wrong. What you said is incorrect. What you're doing is bigger. No, start with the common things. Start with those things that will make them inclined towards you. That will make them want to listen to you. Don't start with things that's going to completely turn them off.
Remember, they're always important but at the same time using hikma in Dawa is also
Also we see that we are told to give Dawa to the people of the book, despite the fact that they do ship.
They have innovated many things in their religion, they have altered much of their religion. But we have been told what to tell them that are low. We haven't been told, cut yourself off.
What do we do? If we learn have some Muslims who practice some things that are not of the deen? What do we do? Don't speak to them? Don't go to them. Don't talk to them. If they invite you don't even think of going.
But if you cut yourself off from them, how are you going to tell them? How are they going to find out? How are they going to be interested in what you do? They're not going to be interested at all.
Many times you see that people want to study the Quran and telling you very clearly about this.
When they study the Quran, what do they do? They cut themselves off from other people. And what do their friends and family members say? Then now they study the Quran and they don't come to us. So I'm not going to study the Quran. Other people get turned off from the Quran, why? Because of the manner in which we deal with them.
But the fact is that we have been told, go talk to them, invite them, don't cut yourself off from them.
Many times, many students come up to me asking me that somebody or the other has invited me in a gathering where everybody's going to be reading together, or they're going to be reciting a particular ticket. And it's it's an innovation Should I go or should I not go? I tell them go. For instance, if a person has passed away and they've invited you that come and recite the Quran, come and recite surah trc go there. And what should you do? Take the Muslim drop off for the person who has passed away make photocopies data for the people who are there they will really appreciate it.
And when you go there, don't indulge in the same bidder. recite the Quran yourself. Don't recite surah Ts incites another surah
I bet you they want you to know what you're reciting. So recite some other surah. And after you have recited make dua for the person who has passed away, encourage other people to make the after they have finished the recitation.
So don't indulge in the same without but don't cut yourself off from them.
There are many scholars, there are many art who have gone to these functions or you can say ceremonies or gatherings and in these places, they have gone spoken to the people and told them to come and learn the Quran. If you cut yourself off from them, they're not going to come to the you have to go and talk to them. If we have been told God say this to the people of the book, it is more of a responsibility upon us to go invite other Muslims to the Quran as well.
salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
As Esther just mentioned that we need to use the hikma so I was being called to this type of haptic once somebody sees my neighborhood, and I went there. What I did, I just did the same paper with me many photocopies with the DA and I distributed and while they were reading this Rayalaseema, and they handed me over to, I didn't say no, I'm not going to read it. I did it. I just took it, I read it. And on the end is just as this is very as you have been learning Quran, would you please like to share something with us, and hamdulillah I just took one, if I'm sorry, I seen that this Quran is for those who are living, only those can take the benefit from this book. So I just took that when
I, when I just shared it with all of them that it's better to take at benefit while we are living because this Quran is not going to help those who just passed away. So Hamdulillah, many of the sisters, they were really, really very amazed. Because this is the moment where everybody's very touchy, like their hats are very soft. So we should use the higman shala. Instead, like we just say, Okay, I'm not going there. And I'm from Canada. And I learned there that we are not supposed to go in these type of places. So we just need to use like my child.
Don't start with the differences start with that which is common, and then speak to the person because then you have prepared them to listen to you.
When you have said, come to that which is common between us and you automatically what's going to happen. They're going to listen carefully, okay, what's common between us and them. But if you say, by the way, you're wrong, and this is right, they're going to get turned off. So using Heckman when giving Bauer is very important. So what are the etiquettes of giving Dawa? That first of all, start with that, which is common.
Secondly, don't forget the Hulk. Don't compromise on the Hulk.
And then what else do we learn?
Talk to the person at his level in a way that he or she can understand.
And if they turn away if they don't listen, don't get discouraged. How does the higher end
interval low furusato be and
don't get discouraged because sometimes when we're giving data we just want the person to accept. We should keep encouraging, keep talking to them, and if the turn away
and, again, when giving Dawa always focus on the hate, first of all, and then the Salah of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam
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Yeah. And then kita Oh, people of the book, the Jews and the Christians, they had claimed about the original Ibrahim rissanen that they were the followers of Ibrahim, listen,
that the Jews and Christians, both of them claimed that they were on the religion of liberal humanism. They said that we are of the Abrahamic faiths, monotheistic Abrahamic faiths, and they also claimed that Ibrahim al Islam, the Jews said that he was a yahoodi and the Christian said that he was a nasrani.
So Allah questions then, that Lima two had unifi Ibrahim, why do you argue about Ibrahim meaning Fini, Ibrahim concerning the Dean of Ibrahim Elisa?
The word to her June as you notice from her hedging gene and her JSON argument and evidence that is presented. And we're had Jeff is an argument in which both sides both the parties are presenting arguments to refute the other.
Both are presenting arguments to refute each other, to overcome each other. So why are you debating? Why are you arguing about Ibrahim al Islam that you said Ibrahim Hassan was a yahoodi. The Christian said no, he was out of your routine. He was in a serani that you said we're on their digital Ibrahima, listen and the Christian said, No, we're on the religion of liberal humanism. So why are you arguing about this? will mount when gelato rot will injure the donor and the Injeel were not revealed in Lombardy except after him. Why is this mention over here?
Judaism came into existence after what? After the total after masala Islam? Because the Torah was revealed upon who husana Suleiman after him. What happened? The bunny is fine. They call themselves a booty in a whodunit lake.
And the Christians also they believe in what in the engine. And when was that revealed? Much after Ibrahim or incident
in JIRA was given to an incident and it was given to him much after Ibrahim released.
So, Judaism came into existence after the total was revealed. Christianity came into existence after Injeel was revealed. And you say that Ibrahim alayhis salam was a Jew, or you say that he was a Christian? How's that possible? It doesn't make sense logically. He came much before the Torah and the Injeel were revealed much before. If another occasion, when you're not then reason, then will you not reason what the falsehood of what you say.
We learned that Mohammed bin is have been yourself. He reported that even our best voted on who said the Christians of Nigerian and the Jewish rabbis gathered before the Messenger of Allah and disputed in front of him. When the Christians came from the jalon, the Jews of Medina they also came, and both of these groups started disputing with one another. The rabbi's meaning the Jewish rabbis. They said Ibrahim was certainly Jewish. The Christian said certainly Ibrahim was Christian. So both of them started arguing, and each claimed that he was a follower of Ibrahim Renison that Ibrahim or Islam was a follower of their religion. But Allah subhanaw taala reprimands them over here. That
Mossad is an MP much after him. He started as an MP much after him, the Torah and the NGO were revealed much later. So how can he belong to your group? Will you not reason?
So first of all, we see that we must use our reason we must use our intellect. We must be logical when it comes to understanding that
we must use common sense when it comes to understanding.
It doesn't mean that if you don't understand something when it is clear in the Quran, you say because I don't understand I will not accept no
That's not what it means. What it means is that you understand the deen, we should use our mind. We shouldn't just believe and accept and follow without understanding we must believe and accept and follow. But we should also use our mind. Allah has given us our ACO, not just to understand math and science, but to also understand the deen. So we must use our ACO to better understand the DEA.
Sometimes, you know, we're reading a particular book, or we hear of a story or we watch a movie or something like that. And if we don't understand something, what do people do? They'll go online, they ask other people, okay, what exactly happened? And why did this happen? If there is a game, there's so much discussion and so much that goes on afterwards. Why? To better understand what happened.
But when it comes to the dean, we said, okay, fine, that's it. We don't bother using our
we don't spend time on trying to understand our Deen better.
Allah says over here, if I let that be known, so we should use our occur, we should use our reason we should use common sense when understanding that
we're in sort of alien one. Yeah, I don't get that limit. I'll be soon unhackable beltmann What document and how can
all people have the scripture? Why do you confuse the truth with falsehood and conceal the truth while you know it? So something that you know, something that you're aware of, you know about the truth and falsehood, still you confuse it, still you hide it? This is also going against that.
This is also going against common sense.
similarity instead of bacala. I have 44 we learned that Motorola NASA with very with antenna and full circle momentum, that loon and kita fly turkey loon? Do you order righteousness to the people and forget yourself while you recite the scripture? Will you not then reason? So another point of using the Oracle Indian is that if a person is studying other people to do that, which is good, and he's not following it himself? What does it show that he's not using his common sense, he's not using his mind. So our Dean is not just about blind faith, and blind following, but rather it is about accepting, understanding and following. But accepting comes first, we must accept, we must
follow and we must also understand.
We also see that many differences amongst people can be resolved using simple common sense.
Sometimes it's small issues, little things, and they are made into big issues. But they can be understood using common sense.
For instance, just the other day somebody asked me from the class, that one of their friends, they believe that the profits are about a certain is alive in his grave,
meaning his roof is there and he's alive.
If you use common sense, if he is alive, should he not be on the earth guiding people,
you can refute this claim with, you know, several statements of the Quran and Sunnah you can do that with the statement of the scholars. But even if you use common sense, simple, common sense, many of these issues can be resolved.
So what is needed is that we must use our aka, when it comes to religion.
Allah says, Hi, I'm Tom Wheeler, here you are those people which people have jeduthun female kombinieren who have argued about that, of which you have some knowledge meaning here you are arguing about something that you have some knowledge, fundamental hygiene, a female a seller can be here. But why do you argue about that which you have no knowledge of?
If you are arguing about something that you're aware of, okay, you have the right to argue because you have,
but something that you don't have in mind. Do you have any right to argue about that? No, you don't have until how until it's a combination of hair and until hair is helped them be. And it is a word that is used for exclamation.
It is a letter that is used for caution.
Just as we have in the word hair, that hair that I'm very close to that that is actually the water is pointing towards something, which is why it comes in their liquor as well. Right. So how the so why does hair that come here is for the purpose of exclamation, this hair that this thing right here? close to me. Because Heather is used to point to something that is close. Right? So how is used for exclamation, and anthem as you know means you all and her anthem gives a sense of anthem. That Are you how old he is.
Those people who have to judge them, you are arguing, you are disputing FEMA and akamba hearing concerning that in which you have some knowledge not Is there anyone? And then we, what does it mean? some knowledge, you have some knowledge with regard to this issue, and you're arguing about it, which issue what is the mean by manner can be hearing that which you have some knowledge of this is understood in two ways. First of all, the matter of musasa and reciting
that, you know, that musasa, was given the total restart insulin was given the engine, and you claim to be the adherence of their religion. So, you have knowledge of the Torah, you have knowledge of the NGO, and you claim to be the followers of the Torah, you claim to be the followers of the NGO. And you're arguing about that, what was the argument between the people that you said, we are right, the Christian said, we are right.
So something that you have knowledge about, you are arguing, you have the knowledge of the Torah, you have the knowledge of the NGO, and you're arguing as to who is right, who was wrong, but you have knowledge. Your argument is based on some kind of evidence.
Others have said that Malecon beer in refers to the matter of the Prophet sort of autism
that we learned from the Quran era, una hukum. It funa urban at home, they recognize them as well as they recognize their own children, their own sons.
They knew of his science, they knew of his descriptions, they were fully aware of them. So despite having knowledge about the Prophet sallallahu wasallam What did they do? They disputed and the disbelief in him.
So over here, law says that you know about something still, you argue, you know that he is a messenger of Allah. Still, you don't bring email upon him? Still, you don't believe in Him?
For Lima to have junuh. Then why? Lima? Why on earth? are you arguing? FEMA Lisa kombinieren, concerning that in which you have no knowledge of and what is it that they had no knowledge of the matter of Abraham?
So yes, you can say you have knowledge of Masada, some recent listening about Mohammed Savalas. And when if you argue, okay, fine, your argument may be valid. But if you're arguing about humanism, about whom you have no knowledge, what authority do you have? What evidence do you have? What right do you have to argue about it? You have no right about that? Well, luckily, our animal Allah knows about what the truth about Ibrahim and he said, Well, no matter the moon, and you do not know, you do not know what the truth about Ibrahim etc. And because Allah knows the reality, therefore, what he is telling you, believing that
Allah knows the reality, whatever he is informing you off through His Prophet, believing that
so whatever Allah tells us, with regards to ebrahimian, Islam musasa, restart incident, Hamas or about Islam, we must believe in not what people have fabricated, not what people say.
Many people argue about different things, about different situations about different matters. And they have some knowledge about it.
And generally, when people learn a little bit about something they start arguing about.
For instance, they learn about some ingredients, whether halal or haram. And then any person who's having a particular food that has that ingredient, they will start arguing Oh, you know, this is not halal, because such and such reason, okay, you have some knowledge, but at the same time, you don't know the field. But you have just a little bit of knowledge and you start arguing, this is something very common between people.
But we see that people also argue about things about which they have no knowledge of, for instance, people want to have a discussion about the dean, what do they talk about? suicide bombing, women's rights, hijab, polygamy.
These common common things controversial matters, this is what they will talk about. And if you ask them, have you studied the Quran yourself? Have you studied the fifth yourself? Have you studied the Hadees yourself? No, they have no knowledge, but they will write books, they will write articles, they will go give lectures.
They will go on translating parts of the Quran without any knowledge.
And this is something that the people of the book did not to suffer from. But even Muslims today suffer from the same thing, arguing specially with regards to religion without having any knowledge of religion.
without having any knowledge. They haven't studied it. They haven't learned it. But still they will go on arguing. They will go on debating. They will go on objecting.
And this is something so foolish that you're arguing about something while which you have no knowledge of, for instance, the person goes to the doctor. And the doctor says you have to go for this test says Why? Who are you to tell me? Well, you don't know about yourself, you clearly haven't studied medicine. So how can you argue? If he starts debating with the doctor? No, no, it cannot be it's not possible you what you're saying is false. I don't agree with you. He's being foolish.
So similarly, when it comes to the matters of Dean, we go on arguing about the dean without having any knowledge without knowing without learning. And many times people who argue about the dean, their knowledge is based upon just what they have heard. Only what they have heard from their forefathers from their families, what they saw in the news, and that's it.
They don't have any in depth knowledge themselves.
So what is it what are he right is actually
Allah says McKenna Ibrahima yahudi Yun when Anna Sania Ibrahim an incident was neither yahoodi nor was he and as Ronnie he was neither a Jew, nor was he a Christian. What I can kind of hanifa rather he was Hanif muslimah, a Muslim one our chemical machine and he was not of those people who associate partners with Allah.
Who has Hanif. Hanif is from Hannover, and what does Hana for me mean? It means to incline.
So, it means to lean onto one side, to incline onto one side and stay firm upon it,
to incline onto one side and stay firm upon it. Jennifer, which is the opposite of Hannover is to swerve is to keep going back and forth to keep shaking. But whenever is to incline onto one side and then become firm up on it, do not move from there anymore.
So for instance, the word honey, the Arabs, they would use it in pre Islamic times they would use the word honey for a person who left idolatry who left sin who left worldliness and he became monotheistic meaning he worshipped only one God, and He became focused on worship. So he left everything and he became focused on worship. So, if you look at it in our life, many things come across us do this, do that do this, how long do that how to go after this graph today. But what is Hannukah do turn away from all of that, to incline away from all of that and stay firm upon the will of Allah to stay firm upon hidayah. So Hanif is someone who is Matt Ilana, and he should someone who
inclines away from
someone who stays away from
someone who stays away from ship. So he was Hanif, he left all types of misguidance he left all types of [???]. And he was focused on what the hate
and he was also Muslim, who is Muslim, someone who submits and remember submitting to Allah is of two types, submitting to Allah in the bathroom, and also in the
bathroom, meaning on the inside. What does it mean by that? That submitting one's will to Allah.
like Abraham already said, I was told a slim and what did he do? a slim two.
So this includes the correct email that whatever Allah requires us to believe in, we believe in that we submit to Allah.
Secondly, and also it includes sincerity. Muslim also includes both lips meaning one who is sincere. And secondly, Islam means submitting to
Allah on the life on the apparent.
So what does that mean? That a person also obeys
the Eman the belief is not just in his heart, but it is also manifest in his actions.
So he was Muslim, he had submitted to a lot internally and externally, in the bathroom. And in the life.
He had a class. And he offered it. He thought he had sincerity. And he also obeyed. He had a man. And he also had, um, a
lot of these qualities mentioned over here.
Why do you think so?
Why is this quality mentioned over here? What's the context speaking about?
About the Jews and the Christians claiming that they're upon guidance? So what does it actually mean to be guided that you just say?
You also have it in your heart? You also show it through your actions. So he was Hanif, and he was also Muslim, American, I mean, and mostly clean and he never did ship he was not of those people who do ship. He was not of those people who do ship. What does this mean to
that the Jews and Christians, they had indulged in check. But Ibrahim our listener did not do. So if you claim to be the follower of Ibrahim, this is a checklist. Are you Hanif? Are you Muslim? Do you stay away from ship?
If you meet all of these requirements, then you are on the way put on him. But if you're not, then you're not unbelievable.
One very important lesson that we learned here is that many people in order to support their claims, or in order to prove the correctness of their ways, what do they do? They use the names of other people.
They claim to be students of so and so.
Members of so and so, adherents of so and so we belong to this school, I went to that school, so and so is my teacher, therefore, I am right.
Whereas in reality, it's possible that their teacher never said anything like that. Their school never promoted anything like that. But why do people use the name of others, to give their claim more authority to give their claim more weight? And sometimes people go to the extent of fabricating things, and they say, this isn't the Quran, or the say, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said this, whereas what they have said is far from reality.
So why do we have to present the truth? What should we say?
What should we say? That My teacher said such and such? Or that this scholar said, so into? What should we say?
This is in the Quran, this is in the Hadees. So we should go directly to the source don't get stuck in the people. And one more very beautiful thing we see over here is that this whole argument is about the religion of liberal humanism.
But if rahimullah son passed away, he wasn't alive anymore. If he was alive, he would have said, No, I'm not a yahoodi. And I didn't do shake, but who is defending you?
And this is the beauty of a class, that when a person is sincere to Allah, that Allah defends him. He doesn't need to defend himself anymore. A lot defensive.
Many times when we try to do something that is good, when we try to do that, which is right, people turn against us. And we think that our defense is in our own hands. somebody writes a bad email, we send them to emails, somebody publishes an article, we give a refutation of that. But what should we believe in? That Allah is going to defend me?
If you're sincere? If you are Hanif, if you are Muslim, Allah will defend you.
Because Ibrahim Hassan was being defended by Allah subhanaw taala.
In the owner Naseby Ibrahim, indeed the nearest of people, the most worthy of people to employ him or his son. What does he mean by this? owner is from the root as well down here, when he, what does he mean to be close? Ola is closest, the one who is most worthy of something. So the most worthy of people to Abraham? What does he mean by that? Meaning the most worthy of saying that they are the followers of Abraham or the center, that they are upon the religion of Abraham and
the closest people in religion to evil or humanism, or who
the people who have the most right to say that they are upon the Miller of Abraham
And Medina, Devereux? Who? Those people who follow him? Those people who follow Ibrahim
follow him in what way in his hanifa in being a Hanif in being a Muslim, and not being of the machine. So those people who follow the way they Brahim or Islam, they're the ones who are on their digital humanists. And they're the ones who have the most right to say that they are upon their religion of Ibrahim Bredesen,
who else is most worthy of making this claim, will have an abbey and this prophet which Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.
Who else? Well, Medina and Manu and those people who have believed in who in Muhammad Sallallahu
well, la who were LiYana momineen and Eliza, were the other believers.
So we see over here, that you can't just come close to a person, you can't just claim that you're close to them, just by making statements or just by saying things, but you can closer to another how through actions through it.
The only one who is close to Ibrahim al Islam is the one who follows him, not to someone who claims that he is close to liberal humanism.
So, actions speak louder than words. And over here we see that in this ayah a decision is being made between the disputes between the disputants who are the disputants the Jews and the Christians, each claimed that we are closer to a pro humanism, we are under the Nova pro humanism. What does Allah say? Neither of you are Who is the one who follows it.
So you should check yourself are you following the wave Ibrahim? If you are, then you're on his way.
Also, we see over here that Allah subhanaw taala testifies that the prophets on a lot of sudden is closer to Ibrahim Elisa in religion, and also those people who have imagined him.
We learn even Masuda dinar, who say the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said in nikolina v. Wu Latin meaning IBG we're in a really human home, Obi Wan Khalid Robbie as a virgin, every prophet had already who is a supporter, a best friend from among the prophets, and my wily among them is my father Ibrahim, the holly of Allah, the Exalted, the most honored. So my worry among the prophets is who Abraham and his Sunnah, because the prophets are about Islam was not just his descendant, but he was also very close to him, in his religion, in his manners in his submission, in being sincere to Allah in being a Hanif.
Another very important thing that we see in this is that Allah ends the ayah by saying, well, Allahu Allah, you may need allies, the Valley of the believers, many people say that only some people can be the leader of Allah. There are some chosen people, some people who are up there, very pious, very righteous saints, only they can be the idea of Allah, and I am only a human being, I'm only a common person.
Therefore, I have to go to those earlier who can take my request to a loss penalty. But what is the lesson?
Allah is the worldly of all the believers. You can be close to Allah. How? By being a believer by doing what Allah wants you to do, because every act of obedience that a person performs, where is he heading to closer to Allah subhanaw taala and every act of disobedience, a person is going farther away from Allah.
So remembering our Deen when it comes to our relationship with Allah subhana wa Tada. We don't need any middle person. We don't need any intermediary. We don't need to go and prostrate in front of a person who has died. A person who cannot hear a person who cannot listen. No, we can go directly to Allah Allahu Walia meaning pray directly to a loss of
allies the value of the believers. So there are no special people who are the Odia of Allah. Yes, there are degrees There are levels of closeness to Allah. But that level is determined by what?
By your email and your armor, by your belief and your action. The stronger the man, the closer the relationship, the more that armor, the closer the relationship
and the less of that means the weaker the relationship with Allah soprano.
Let's listen to the recitation of these verses.
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aphylla wider fit for inomata nano wilayat Allah He batalik whoever loves for the sake of Allah and whoever hits for the sake of Allah and befriends for the sake of Allah and chose enmity for the sake of Allah would get a loss of friendship.
Who gets the friendship of Allah, who gets the wilayah of Allah, the One who loves for the sake of Allah hates for the sake of Allah, be friends for the sake of Allah and chose enmity for the sake of Allah. So in other words, he gives top priority to Allah subhanaw taala.
anything anyone he loves? Why? Because that love is going to take him closer to Allah, anything he dislikes. Why? Because liking that thing or liking that person is going to take him away from Allah. Anyone even friends, why? Because a friendship is going to draw him closer to Allah and anyone with whom he does not keep friendship with why because that friendship is going to take him farther away from Allah. So what's the goal of this person? To be closer to Allah? So when a person does that, what does it say? For intimate and Allah will is Allah that indeed he would attain a lost friendship? Because he's doing everything to get closer to Allah. So Allah is the Wali of the
There aren't just some special people who are up there and only they can be the Odierno even you can be. It depends on what you do.
Let's listen to the recitation of
Ghana honey Lima,