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An-Nisa 71-85 Word-Analysis and Tafsir 77
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Have you not seen in Medina to those people who feel that it was up to them? Khufu idea co with Raise your hands restrain your hands
from not from battle.
Meaning don't fight right now and focus on working with salata to soccer, focus on Salah, and give this occur.
In University, Daniel said that,
and several of his companions, they came to the Prophet said about us. And
what happened after that man, even elephant some of his companions, they came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and they said, Oh, last prophet, we were mighty. When we were pagans, when we initially came, were very powerful. But when we embrace the faith, we became weak.
We understand that the forest army had so much power. And since we become Muslim, we have become weak how that everybody is starting against us. And we're told not to fight. So basically, we're saying, Please allow us to fight. Before we will fight and defend ourselves. Nobody could dare say anything to us. And now because we cannot fight, people think that they can say and do whatever they want to us. So please allow us to fight
the profits of about a certain set in the image to be fair to hearty welcome. I have been commanded to pardon the people. Right now, I'm not allowed to fight the people I have been commanded to pardon the people, so do not fight them.
So you see that
the Muslims were not allowed to fight the enemy. They were not allowed it was prohibited.
While for two reasons, first of all, because the Muslims were not strong enough. There are very few member and alternating have a lot of strength.
Secondly, the city of Boca was what it was, it was a sacred city. And fighting was not allowed over there. And the prophets of Allah Selim did not wish to violate the sanctity of the city of Mecca.
To the Muslims, they wish to fight, which is why they were told kofu ad according to Allah Subhana, Allah says, Have you seen and this expression it provokes. A newsman stream is their case, these people that it was said to them, go for it. Don't fight right now. And meanwhile, what should you do for a famous four letter word?
perform the Salah, and give this a Why? Because the finalists for that and given those occur is the basics.
So strengthen your basics, and then go on to something else.
Many times what happens, we want to achieve big goals, huge goals, we want to excel. But we haven't even perfected the basics. Now, for example, a person says I want to be a scholar.
And he has this huge image of himself in his mind that I want to be a scholar, but he hasn't even read the Quran cover to cover.
When it comes to reciting the Quran, he cannot even do that properly.
Many times people will go enroll themselves in a very big chorus for years degrees, something like that, and they will come up with a big degree. But if you ask them what the meaning of an article on they don't know,
if you ask them to recite, one I have the Quran with Tajweed the countryside properly. So what does this show to us that we have to focus on the basics first,
we must focus on that first, which is why the objective of this course is what the argument
because everything begins from the Quran. If you strengthen your understanding or knowledge of the Quran, then you can move on.
And if you focus on everything else except for the Quran, then you cannot have a solid understanding of the theme. Remember that?
Like for example, you may have noticed that some of you if you have taken some courses related to the deen before studying the Quran,
maybe your understanding was not that strong.
And now if you go take a course the scholars course one ayah and you know what the context is, you know what the meaning is? You can understand the statements in Arabic.
You have some understanding, you have an improved understanding
where does it come from, by strengthening the basics. So over here are where you want to jump to prepare and you want to go to that higher level. But right now you need to focus on the basics. You need to strengthen them because they are part of your training.
If you look at it, in Salah, you learn how to form rows, right? And is that necessary for battle? Of course it is
in Salah you learn
about working collectively working together. But you can't just, you know, stand here, the person stands at the other end of the row. No, you have to form a straight line. You have to stand together and you have to go together in the local get up together for the record. So you learn how to work together. Similarly incident you learn how to follow the leader
how to follow the leader. Yesterday we learned that obey the owner.
Now, how will the person do that if he hasn't paid for the insula you learned only when the Imams has a long way to go.
And when he says Aloha, but even if I haven't finished my soda I have to follow.
So Salah teaches us the basics.
So a kindness salata to sakata and also give this occur
and also now establish a center in order to strengthen your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. In order to strengthen your Eman. What is the law called
Eman Americana love with you Dr. niccole, Alo is not going to waste your email, meaning he's not going to waste your Salah.
So why establishes for that in order to strengthen your relationship with a loss of data in order to strengthen your event?
And if you don't have the strength of a man, how can you go for battle? You can't You can't have the confidence that so?
So in NACA, they were told not to fight and instead focus on solid answer.
But remember the jacket It was not made obligatory in Makkah.
So over here, what is meant by Socrates, General charity,
phenomenal quotevalet Neuchatel then when fighting was prescribed upon them when it was ordained upon them when it was made obligatory. What happened then, and when was this made obligatory? in Medina,
a mecca, they wanted to fight, but they were taught Khufu idea. And they were told to focus on the basics. So later on in Medina, when Teton was made mandatory how, when,
by several, if one of them is what we learned now that in Pharaoh sabeti,
So what happened, what was the reaction of people either, then suddenly, either to the meaning of them, and sometimes it also gives a meaning of suddenly, immediately.
Then suddenly, for you coming home, a group from them in a group of the believers, not all of them, only some of them, have shown a nurse they began to feel the people the hospital, just as the fear of Allah, meaning they began fearing the enemy, just as a person should actually fear of loss a predator
who does and as referred to,
in the context, it refers to the people of Makkah. And in general, anass refers to any enemy.
Because you know, like the fear of Allah, meaning like a person should fear of law.
That kind of fears hush,
hush and such fear that is based on the knowledge of the greatness of something.
It is based on the knowledge of the enormity, the seriousness of something by for example, if a person really knows about, he is aware of the environment, about persons without wastewater, he should be green and use organic and stuff like that his behavior is different. Compared to a person who doesn't know much,
a person who is knowledgeable, he's going to be very careful when it comes to using water. And a person who doesn't care. Who doesn't know, he's not going to care at all, he's going to go stand under the shower for like 25 minutes, without having any doubt in his head. So pressure is such fear that is based on knowledge of the seriousness, the enormity, the magnitude of something.
And this fear, it translates into action automatically.
So they began few people, just as they should feel a law. Now when a commander of a law comes, what should a person's reaction be that out of the fear of a law, he follows the command he accepts the command.
But at this time, instead of fearing a lot, they began fearing the enemy. They began feeling the power of the enemy,
or even more intense in fear,
meaning, rather, their fear of the enemy was much more than the fear of Allah subhanaw taala.
Now this is something very strange
that a person fears people more than he fears Allah.
This is something very strange, especially in a matter of a person who claims to be a believer.
A person who doesn't believe Okay, understandable, but a person who believes this does not suit him, which is
Have you seen
this industry? This is very weird.
Well, all MSA have been Oh our Lord.
Why did you ordain upon us fighting?
Lima? Why me? Why is fighting obligatory upon us?
katiba to like literally and then from that too early.
So why have you made fighting mandatory upon us? Why isn't it just voluntary?
And sometimes, if there is a particular command, we ask, okay, what's the reason? Why?
Why like this? And why like that? And sometimes we have these questions. Why? Because of the fear of people, what will they say? For instance, a typical example can be off the permission to a man of married more than one wife.
We want reasons and reasons and reasons why.
Because we're fearing
people, that they will point their fingers at Islam. So we want to know, no more reasons why. What's the wisdom? What's the reason? Yes, obviously, behind every command of our last panel data, there is wisdom. Because Allah is hacking, and he's already
but sometimes we get lost in this. Why? And we forget on what.
So New York so
why did you prescribe on us fighting? Lola Horton, either Angelina curry, why did you not delay for us until a new period until a near time? Me Why did you not give us more time? Why didn't you defer the obligation of picker?
automation newsletters Hamza hora ahora. You? And what does that mean, to delay to the first something to postpone something?
So they're saying that why did you not postpone this for some more time until we could become stronger, and we could increase in our numbers.
Medina also, the Muslims yesterday were a large number compared to how much they were in Makkah, they have more freedom. But still, they were not financially that strong.
Remember that, because the Muslims who had come from Makkah, they had left everything in Mecca.
Just imagine a land that is full of immigrants.
Those immigrants, they they increase the poverty, correct. There are more people who are unemployed. There are more people who don't have enough money.
They're unstable. So in Medina, yes, the Muslims were I mean, their numbers have grown. However, they were still weak.
They were still weak. So some of them started saying that how can we were not given more time until we were stronger. We were more financially capable than fighting should have been allowed for us. And some people, they will also say the statement at the time of death, that Lola hurt me either I didn't carry that over. Why did you not give me more time, so that I could do more good deeds, I would give charity, I will do this good deed, I will do that good deed. But the fact is, if you're not prepared for something now, then you never prepared for it.
Remember that, if you're not prepared for something now, then you're never prepared for it.
However you live,
okay. That is how you die. However you live that is how you die. Whatever things that you used to do. That is what you will be doing when you die. You can't be in a situation that is extraordinary. in which you die. No. So if you're not prepared for something now, you can never be ready for it later on.
And sometimes we see that we delay doing certain things. Why? Because we said they were too busy right now. I will do it when I have more time.
Like for instance, we say that I'm going to memorize this juice, I'm going to memorize a surah I am going to revise what I have memorized, I'm going to learn all of the Muslim do is when
when I'm done with the course. But what happens when you're done with the course those of you who are done with the course something new begins something different begins.
So if you really want to do something, then you have to make time for it. You can't wait for time to come to you free time and then you will do it. No, you have to make time for it. And whatever priority you have, you will make sure that you make time for it.
By for instance people who love having parties and dinners and going out and going shopping and things like that. They continue to do these things even when they are busy. With a very busy schedule with a very busy lifestyle. They will still be able to do the things that they love to do.
Like for instance, if you love a particular TV program, you will certainly
Be able to watch it no matter how busy you are.
So the same list of loner urges in Korea is a show
that you have to accept whatever comes your way.
Say that the benefit of this life is a little, there is very little, the benefit of this life is very little, this statement is or for two reasons. First of all, there is a warning that if you keep delaying, you will never be able to do this. If you keep delaying, you will never be able to do this.
So, you know, some people say that I can't get married now, because I'm not ready. Sometimes people say that I want one more year, I want to finish my school. Okay, now I want to have a job. Okay, now I want some experience. And then by the time they decide they want to get married, for some people, it's too late. It happens with some people.
Similarly, sometimes you could say I can't have children, I know because I'm not ready.
And what happens, I'm busy with one thing, and I'm busy with another thing, then I'm busy with something else. And in that process, the person finds out that oh my god, I'm so old. Now, I should better have children now. Because otherwise I might not be able to have at all.
So over here, this statement has been set for two reasons. First of all, that if you keep delaying, then you will never be able to do this because life is too short.
Whatever you want to do, just do it. Now, don't wait for free time. Don't wait for something to happen, then you will do it. Now. Whatever is important to you incorporate that in your present situation.
And if it's really important to you, you will incorporate it. Like for example, if reciting the Quran is something important to you, you will make time for it. Even if it's 15 minutes, even if it's 10 minutes, even if it's five minutes. But if you say that know what I'm done with this, when I'm free, when you have a nice routine in which I have control over the situation, then I will start reciting the Quran that I'm sorry that situation will never come,
it will never come.
So first of all, there is a warning that life is too short. You cannot delay doing important things. You have to do it now. You don't know when your life is going to come to an end.
The night as we say that we keep delaying things and a year passes another year passes and other year passes. And sometimes it's too late.
this is being said, but why is it that you don't want to do that?
Is it that you want the benefit of this life you want to live more
because obviously going for battle means putting your life at risk, you might not come back home.
So you want more time. Why?
So that you can enjoy more
or less has called Metallica nikoli the enjoyment the benefit of this life is short, eventually is going to come to an end anyway.
When you know to hide eliminate the car and the Hereafter is better for the one who fears in all aspects. It's better
in its quality as well as in its quantity.
The benefit that you could have in this dinner is nothing compared to the benefit of the
will to heighten eliminate the car
dealer and you will not be wronged even the threat of the death seat. Remember the word fatigue from newsletters for Thailand. Fatigue is literally the thread that is across the Dead Sea.
And this is a method This is an example for something that is very miniscule for something that is very tiny in its amount. So
you will not be round at all.
Why is this being said
that you will be rewarded for everything that you do?
You will be rewarded for everything that you do. So why are you afraid of going to battle? Go ahead just do it. Every single thing that you do, you will be rewarded for it. So similarly, if for those Muslims It was created. For us, there is another kind of jihad.
It is a struggle to recite Quran every day, there is a struggle to recite the morning and evening car every day.
It is a struggle to fast to make up your fast that you have missed. So for every person there are different different struggles.
What does Allah subhanaw taala say well,
you will not be wrong please do it. This life is not for enjoyment. enjoyment is for
somebody learn from this ayah
First of all, we learn about the importance of preparing and planning before doing anything. Because Allah Subhana Allah says that lm toda la la Vina Tierra de Hong Kong
idea. Welcome to socket, they will tell the stream your hands from fighting. And instead focus on solid and socket. Why? For preparation, you're not prepared for battle, you need to prepare.
So this shows us the importance of preparing and planning before doing anything.
So in other words, a person should not do anything without being prepared for it from before. Why? Because if a person goes into something without preparation, what's going to happen, is going to suffer. How, like, for example, if a person sets up a business, without any experience,
for instance, he gets this idea of having a restaurant or opening a restaurant.
He's not a chef. He doesn't know anything about cooking. He doesn't know anything about business, he just has money, or he has a chance of borrowing money from somebody. So he borrows money, invests it opens up a restaurant hires a chef who's not a good chef, he doesn't have any managerial skills. So what happens, eventually, he is going to suffer a huge loss.
Similarly, if you don't know how to cook, and if you start cooking, what's going to happen to university food, aren't you going to burn the food, you're going to make a bland, you're going to make it too spicy. So it's better to prepare from before.
So we see that preparation for a task includes training for the task,
training, that being knowledgeable about it,
that you have to have knowledge about it, you have to have some training, which is why the Muslims are told over here to perform the Salah. Similarly, after preparation for something is financial resources, that a person should also have financial resources for it, that the Muslims of America,
many of them remember that they were slaves, they were freed slaves. And those of them who were wealthy before, because of the persecution, they suffered, because of the boycott, they suffered whatever they had the last status,
for instance of hobo Rumi, he had so much, but when he was migrating from Mecca to Medina, he had to leave everything.
Similarly, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, him and his wife had, they had so much that during that boycott, they hardly had anything to eat.
So, preparation means that you are trained for it. And also, it includes that you have the financial resources for it. Similarly, it includes that you have the manpower for it. And you also have the right time, as well as the opportunity.
So we must not go into anything without preparing for it.
Secondly, we also learn from this either, it's possible that we want to do something, but it's not the right time for it. We want it to happen, but it's not happening. Why, because of life knows that it's not the right time.
For instance, some people they want to get married very young. From the moment they turned 17, the dream of getting married. From the moment they turned 16, they wish to get married, especially girls.
What happens, they don't get married for a very long time, maybe three years or four years, maybe five years. Now, if they want to get married at that time. First of all, they haven't completed their schooling. Secondly, they're not mature enough. To me, they're not able to deal with the situation that they are going to encounter. So if they do get married at that time, they would suffer.
Sometimes it happens sometimes at Hungama. Some girls are very smart, they're able to manage, but others they're not able to manage. So sometimes we want something to happen desperately. But it doesn't happen. Why?
Because there is some wisdom behind it.
The Muslims were desperate to defend themselves, but they're not ready for it and Allah subhanaw taala knew about it. This is why he didn't allow them
to submit it. If you want something to happen and it's not happening. Tell yourself it's not the right time yet.
Maybe inshallah, in the future. When I'm more ready for it when I'm better prepared for it, then Allah subhanaw taala will send it my way.
So when you want something to happen, and it's not happening, what should you focus on?
What should you focus on dreaming about it? Some girls do that when they want to get married when they're very young. They dream Okay, and I guess maybe I'm gonna wear this dress, this color.
That's what they should focus on. Now. They should focus on learning how to cook.
They may ask them, can you help me? No, no, I'm not gonna help.
No, I'm not going to. Well, if you're not going to train yourself, then you're not prepared, then you're not ready for the next step. So when you want that something should happen and it's not happening. Instead of dreaming.
about it, instead of complaining about it, what should you do focus on that which is on your plate at the moment, stay in the present,
stay in the present.
So whatever you're obligated to do now, do that.
Do that. Because if you don't do that, now, you will not be ready for the situation that comes afterwards. Like, for instance, some people they wish to, just because you're sitting in front of me, they wish to, you know, after the course, they love to become grouping charges that love to work in the Institute.
But we see that as students, they neglect their lesson. They neglect their studies. So sometimes when we start volunteering, we compromise an hour lesson.
But the fact is that if you don't do your lesson properly, if you don't do your homework, if you don't do the course property, will you be able to do anything afterwards? No.
So in order to be successful later on, you have to do what you're supposed to do right now, property. Focus on what is on your plate. Now. Don't think about what can come afterwards.
Because when you're stuck in the future, and you just dreaming about the future, then you can't do what you're supposed to property.
So you will learn from this idea that it is natural, to be fearful of a daunting task, especially the first time I go over here when they were told that fella makuti Baraka, what happened, that a group of them they started sharing with people, as they should fear Allah. So it is natural, to be fearful. It is natural to be fearful. When, when a person has to perform a task that may seem very difficult, especially when it's the first time.
But you need courage to take the first step, because if you don't take the first step, then you will never be able to do it. Like over here. They were fearful. And they said, Oh Allah give us more time. What does that show that they don't want to do it. And if you take the first step, then you will be able to do it. If for instance, there was this particular thing that I wouldn't do at school, and my teacher would say to me, break the ice, just do it, you really have to break the ice in front of you. And when you do it, then you will be able to move forward. And if you don't have the first step, then how will you be able to move forward.
So sometimes it is natural to feel fear. But you have to have courage in order to take the first step. And when you take the first step, then you can proceed.
who ultimately decide that when it comes to doing something right, then a person should not fear people rather he should fear.
And if you really fear of love, then the fear of people will eliminate, it will reduce.
Also, we should remember that delaying something is going to eliminate it.
Like for instance, if you delay cleaning your washroom cleaning your room,
cleaning your closet is going to fix itself.
Is it going to disappear? Is it going to eventually you have to face it.
So just delaying is not going to finish it.
So if you have to do something, do it right away.
Similarly, we learn from this idea that those people who fear that or those people who fear taking risk, they cannot do anything.
What do they say that Oh Allah, Lola, aged in Korea,
called moto dunya colleague, life is too short.
If you don't want to take a risk, then you will not be able to do anything, you have to take risks. Because life is too short. And if you're just overly concerned about your health, about your well being, then you will not be able to do anything. Like for example, sometimes people don't learn a particular skill. Why? Because they're scared. For instance, I'm not going to learn how to cook because I'm scared, I'm going to burn the food. I'm not going to work, I'm scared, I'm going to cut my finger.
I'm not going to iron clothes because I'm scared I'm going to burn the cloud. So you heard that excuse. Many people make especially in children when they're being given responsibilities as they grow older. They make all these excuses. I can't do this because of this reason. You have to take a risk.
If you don't take risks, you cannot move on.
You have to take a chance and if you're only concerned about your well being your health, everything should be perfect and fine for you. Then you cannot achieve anything.
You have to take a risk