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Al-Anam 74-92 Word-Analysis and Tafsir 90-91
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La can Latina de la, those are the ones whom Allah has guided, who does Allah equal refer to the prophets who have been mentioned above
all of these prophets 18 of them who are mentioned over here, and levena had Allah those who Allah has guided.
And because Allah subhanaw taala guided them, Furby who their home, meaning because of their being on guidance. If
you follow them, you take them as your guides, you emulate them is totally
the word of the day. Let's break it down first. If content is one word, and the hair at the end is what it's a pronoun, it's a domain
and the hair over here refers to the Huda the guidance. So follow that guidance, because they have been given guidance. So follow their way, emulate their way, because their way is off who their their way is a guidance and Allah subhanaw taala guided the word study is better off than well. past that well. And the word God one, God, one, or odawa literally means to be tasty. What does it mean? To be tasty?
When something is agreeable when something is relatable in taste, and it's also good in its smell. It's also fragrant. This is what are their ways?
Food is generally tasty. When when Is it tasty? When do you find it good.
When all the flavors are blended in really well, isn't it? Like for example, if you're having a particular food and all you can taste is just ketchup.
it overwhelms everything else every other flavor. Sometimes the spice it overwhelms everything. Sometimes assault, it overwhelms everything. Especially some foods, if you don't cook them properly, then what happens is that the spices, you can taste them separately, they're not blended in the food. They're not blended in the food. So good food is that in which all the flavors are blended in together, that the taste and the smell the fragrance, they follow each other.
They're blended in together, they follow each other. It's not like the spices do much the salt is too much. It's well balanced. This is what good food is. From this the word equity there is to follow someone.
What does it mean, to follow someone
it is to do something in line with another's action that whatever the other person is doing, you're following them exactly what they're doing. You're imitating them, you're emulating them. This is what exactly that is.
And in particular, this word is used for following someone in religion indeed,
to emulate someone in religion,
that whatever they're doing in their religion, you do the same thing as well.
And the same rule the word macdaddy who is
the one who is following the Imam, in what? In Salah.
Haven't you heard of the word Mufti? inshallah, you will soon learn in your travels Allah. So if that is to follow someone how that you're emulating, you're imitating everything that they're doing? Exactly how they're doing. Your actions are in line with their actions. Your actions don't contradict their actions. your beliefs don't contradict their beliefs, your behavior does not contradict their behavior.
You understand your Aflac does not contradict their, your server does not contradict their subject.
Rather, all of your actions and their actions are in conformity. They're conforming with one another, they're in line with one another.
Just as a person who is following the email in Salah, what does it mean? That when the Imam is going to go down and record the mocha there is going to follow? It's not that he will say I haven't completed my sutra. So I'm going to finish it first. And then I'm going to follow it know
your actions are in line with the actions of the leader, the one whom you're following.
So over here, lots of parents are the same family who their homework study. So because they were on guidance, therefore, you follow them as well.
Now doesn't mean that we have to follow all the prophets in everything.
Doesn't mean that. No, what this means is that follow them in a flow in sober in a cleaner
Because the prophets, they were given some teachings that were common to all prophets. Some teachings were common in all the prophets. For example, the soul of the the, the basic principles of the, the basic principles of the deen. They have always been the same from other medicine empty Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. For instance, belief in the last panel diet alone, worshiping Him alone, belief in the Day of Judgment, preparing for the Day of Judgment. All of this is what
basic principles of the deen that were common from Adam or his son do Mohamad sort of out
of luck, good manners, good behavior towards other people towards a loss penalty, refraining from refraining from injustice, doing your son. These are what basic principles that were common.
Then there were some other teachings that were specific,
that were specific meaning that were given specifically to a particular prophet. Like for example, we as a Muslim oma, we have been given the specific teaching of what, that every day, five times a day, at particular times, we have to perform Salah. Now in the previous nations, perhaps prayer was mandatory, but perhaps the method or the time was different. It's possible. So, over here, when Allah subhanaw taala says if they follow their guidance, which guidance is referred to that which was common amongst all the prophets, and what is that
So follow them in their belief that just as they upheld the heat, similarly, you also uphold the heat,
just as they had some, just as they were patient. Similarly, you also have patients
just as they had good luck, similarly, you also have good luck
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oh, say, let us look at any agilon I do not ask you for it any reward,
meaning or profit subtle notice I don't say this to the people of Mecca, that when I am delivering the message of love to you, when I am upholding the heat? I am not expecting any kind of return from you. Let us know Kamali?
I'm not asking from you for this work of delivering the message to you any kind of recompense, because I just comes from who? from Allah subhanaw taala.
And people they cannot give you
in Who? This is not except the cloud in Ireland mean a reminder for the people of the world. So what do we learn from this? Ayah?
First of all, we learned that a person should follow who who should a person follow the prophets. But what does it mean? Those who are guided, those who are upon guidance, those who are upon hidayah that is one whom a person should follow.
A person can learn from many people. Even if there's a person who is not a Muslim, you can still learn something from them.
You go to university, your math professor, he's not a Muslim, doesn't mean you're not going to learn you are but whose way? Are you going to emulate
the way of those people who are guided.
So this means that if there is a person who is talking in a particular way, who is using some words, and they don't suit a person who is rightly guided, are you going to follow there?
Are you going to follow their way of talking? Are you going to emulate their way of speaking? No. Are you going to emulate their way of eating? No, whose way are you going to follow the person who is rightly guided? You can learn from many people, but who are you going to follow in practice in Amman
The one who is rightly guided.
Secondly, we also learn from this ayah that a person who is conveying the message of Allah, he must not look at people with greed.
He should not look at people with greed.
thinking okay, what benefit Can I get from them? If I tell them about Islam, they become a Muslim or if I teach them something and they become my student, they start learning from me, what benefit Can I gain from them know a person should not think like this, because let us lucam early agilon notice the word drawn, it ends with then we What does that mean? Any kind of reward big or small material or non material, I want any benefit from you? Because who is the one who is going to reward me almost a penalty.
And when a person conveys in this way, that he does not look at the wealth of other people. He does not look at the status of other people. He does not look at what benefit he can gain from them. Then he has a clue.
Then he has sincerity.
And if a person is not sincere, then there will be no Baraka, there will be no blessing. If a person is sincere, he's doing it only for the sake of a loss of handle data, then he will see the blessing that is bestowed that is granted in the work that he's doing.
And they did not appraise with true appraisal
Macedon, that instead of believing in Allah subhanaw, taala, instead of submitting to him, instead of worshipping Him alone, what does Allah say? They have not appraised him as is the right of appraising
the word or the row isn't the room factors of that, of that.
And other is to a craze is to assess it is to know the value of something.
What does it mean? To assess to appraise the value of something, the quality of something, the quantity of something, the characteristics of something? This is what other is? And when can you assess the true value of something? When can you do that?
When you study it, when you have knowledge of it, not just from one aspect, but from different aspects.
When you get to know something from different aspects, then you can assess its true value,
assessing the value of something based on knowledge of that thing from different aspects.
Like for example, there is a particular piece of jewelry, you see it you like, Oh, yes, it's golden, beautiful. That's it. Or some people, they will see that I don't like gold jewelry, there are people who don't like it, it's too much, it's too yellow.
Or maybe a person might say it seems to be very old fashioned, the design is too ancient. But you don't know it's really because you don't know it from different aspects, you don't have knowledge about it. But if you take it to a person who is a jeweler, who has a goldsmith, he by looking at it even, he will tell you its true value. That because this is an ancient piece, because it's these many years old. And because it's still in a good condition, because it has this particular gem because it's caught in this particular way. Because it's this size, because it's this way, therefore this is the value and for you, it's just a piece of jewelry.
And if you look at it, some gold jewelry, it's real. And other, it's not real, it's not actual gold. For you, both of them might appear to be beautiful. And for you, it's possible that you'd like to fake one much more because of its design, because of its appearance. But a person who knows the true value of gold, he will be able to value it.
So when you know about something, when you know about the importance of something, then you can really value it.
Like for example, it's possible that in a house, everybody has their own computer, and each person who owns that computer knows its value. But for other people, it's just junk, like get rid of it. Can't you just share one computer? Like what's the big deal? Why do you have to have your own individual machines in every room, but people who only people who use it they know its value. So hard to assess the value of something to know the value of something and this is based on knowledge and understanding that once you know it, once you understand it, then you will know the true value of something.
So over here, lots of parents are this is one Mercado, they have not estimated they have not assessed who does they refer to people in general. Some have said it refers to the wish taking others I said it refers to your hood. Yes, it refers to them. However, it's not just Michigan it's not just you. In general. Most people, not every single person but most people. They have not appraised Allah help Kakadu Lee with true appraisal, meaning they have not recognized him as is the right of recognizing it.
They have not given
him the value that he deserves. They have not valued him, as he should be valued.
They have not respected him, as he should be respected. They don't know him, as he should be known.
Well, naka de la haka de they don't realize is greatness, they have not realized this greatness, especially if, when they set the statement. Meaning when people make the statement, which is mentioned in the ayah, they don't realize the greatness of Allah.
They don't respect him as they should respect them. They don't know him as he should be known. His core know when they have said, Matt and Allah who are there by shedding minchie, that when they say that Allah has not sent down upon any human, anything at all, Mandela. Now the way the sentence is worded man under the law, meaning never has a law center. This expresses mobile law, in their negating the fact that of law ever revealed anything.
So when they're saying statements such as Allah has never revealed anything upon any human being ever, there has been no revelation that has come from God to human beings. They're not valuing of love, as it should be valued. Why?
What's the connection between these two?
Because when a person realizes the last panel data is the head, that he is
that he is a human, then he will know for sure that if Allah created a human being, and provided him with his food, then definitely he must have provided the human being with spiritual nourishment as well. If everything knows its purpose, then how is it possible that a human being does not know his purpose does not nearly as objective, how is it possible?
So when they say such statements that Allah never sent down any revelation? They don't recognize Allah? They're not valuing Allah. If Carlos Miranda Allahu Allah by shinnimin, che, both say meaning say to these people who deny the concept of revelation from Allah, the man under Al Kitab, who sent down the kita, which kita la deja vu Musa, which Musashi Salaam brought, which book was that? That Allah? So who sent on that book, which Messiah is a number
of Lhasa primatology, the center down? So how can you believe in that book, and you deny the book that has been given to Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and you talk about that being from God, and you don't talk about this book being from God?
And this book that was given to musasa, meaning that it was a no, it was a light. Well, who then and a guidance, Linux for all people?
That you're alone? No. But what is your behavior towards the book, that you're making it all please? pages, loose sheets, parchment? That's what you've made the book into musasa was given a whole book a complete book, and what did you do to the book that you're aluna? Who are please, though, of course, copies is a plural of grief paths.
Remember the word that was that if we sent down a forest from the sky, and the touch with their hand? So what is the purpose?
paper, parchment? It's basically used for loose sheets, on which a person writes on which one, right?
So you have made the book into properties, meaning into separate sheets, fragments of notes that the book has not collected, the book is not put together, but rather, it has been divided into, you can say booklets to understand. It's been divided into booklets, let us imagine if there is a book. It's not kept together. one chapter is found separately. Another chapter is found separately. You know, sometimes that there is a book that's very big, and you have multiple volumes.
And you don't know where the first volume is. And you start reading from the second volume. Will you understand everything? No. Will you get everything? No. And let's say if one volume is missing from the middle, even if one page is missing, then how do you feel that you don't know the whole story? There's something missing? This is what they did to the total that they divided it into fragments into separate sheets. Why
don't you reveal it? What the foreigner can do? And you hide a lot of it.
That when they divided the book into booklets, what happened? They were able to show some of it to the people and they were able to hide parts of it from the people as well.
So for example, it's like a person giving only sort of fighter hands a little Baccarat to person Oh, this is the entire Quran. Look what the Quran
answers. And there are some sodas, which are a major part of the film, obviously, they're part of the whole and they're hidden away completely, completely hidden.
When a person know the entire thing, or the entire book, no. So to be doing a high, you reveal part of it with a foreigner copyright, and you're hiding how much of it? How? By dividing it into separate books. And this way the people have managed to conceal the news of the profits or
the signs of the profits that along
with the foreigner Cathedral, were limited and you were taught, meaning in the Quran, you have been taught man and
you had no idea about you did not have any knowledge of until you whenever you can know your forefathers, meaning through the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala has taught us such things that you have no idea about, and your fathers your parents even had no knowledge about.
It's a blessing of Allah, that this has come to you and you have been given the knowledge of the Quran. Allah say, Allah, what is it my this?
This is the answer to the question. Which question
in the same idea, there was a question that was asked, man, Angela, which keytab and lidija, Avi Moosa. So now the answer has come Cody, let's say Allah, meaning if they don't say anything, tell them of loss of penalties when we sent me a book.
And then some other who then leave them for you holding him in their engrossment in their battle, how you enter, boom, they play, meaning let them be, don't bother to deal with them anymore. You've given them the warning, they accept good for them, if they don't just leave them.
What do we learn from this? Ayah?
First of all, we learned from this ayah about the obligation of learning about a lot
about knowing Allah.
But having the modifier of loss.
What do we learn from the Quran? The fire alarm, and the hula, hula? No, learn that there is no other God besides Him.
So one of the most important things in a believers life is learning about Allah spend time
learning about a loss of penalty, knowing him does not just mean that a person believes Yes, Allah is one and he's our Creator. And he's the master. He wants everything. That's not enough. Because this knowledge alone does not necessarily change a person's behavior, isn't it? You ask any Muslim, any Muslim, he knows that Allah is the Creator. He is the master. And he is the one who were supposed to worship. And that's it. But still, we see the same people that are praying, when it comes to give Sahaja Yoga so when it comes to saying the Salah, they don't bother to listen, when it comes to refraining from something that is haram, they don't refrain from it, is it that they don't
normalize they know. So knowing the last panel data does not just mean knowing who he is.
Meaning he is God, he is creator, he is master. But knowing him means understanding him,
knowing he means having his recognition, knowing he means that a person knows his names and attributes, he realizes the greatness of of last parameter,
because other is to assess the value of something based on knowledge. So if knowledge does not take a person to valuing almost panatela, that knowledge is not enough. He needs to learn more about Allah.
And how do you learn about Allah subhanaw taala by learning his book,
by learning what he has said,
you know, for instance, if people are writing a biography about someone, then what do they do? They read their books, they read their lectures, they listen to their lectures, they read about what they have done, where they were born everything. And when they study their entire life, what they have said what they wrote where they study, then they get an understanding of who they are, isn't it?
But why is it that when it comes to learning what Allah subhanaw taala we think it's sufficient to teach our children that Allah is your up. He is your father is your medic. And that's it.
If you want to know about Allah subhanaw taala know what he has said,
learn about what he has said, learn about his names and attributes. And then you will get the microphone.
And we also learn from this I that there are many people who don't value a la soprano Alto, who don't even have the microphone, who don't have the microphone. And because of that reason, the actions don't change.
That when a person wants to pray, he prays when he doesn't want to pray, he doesn't pray. Then what is he in fact he is actually following his desires. He hasn't really
recognized a lot. Because if he truly recognized that he would wish to pray more, he would learn to pray more, he would have kosher in his sweater, he would enjoy the Salah. Because salad does not remain a chore, it's meeting.
We also learn from this ayah that denying the messenger or denying the way, denying the revelation is also part of not recognizing the clutter of Allah.
Because if a person says Allah never sent out any revelation, what does he deny?
What is he saying? That Allah is on merciful? Allah is not aware, Allah does not know. Then what does it mean? that a person has not truly valued Allah He has not truly known about Allah subhanho data.
Then we also learn from this ayah about the abomination or how bad it is to divide the scripture into karate.
And yes, the people of the book they did that. But even today, many Muslims they suffer from this problem that we have divided into karate is all we know the Quran is just surah trc that's it. You read Quran? Yes, sir, etc. What about the rest of the Quran?
Similarly, to all of us, our focus is only on the 30 pages. In our center, we only read 30 pages when we want to recite the Quran, we only read the 30 pages. But the Quran is not just the 30 pages, the Quran is not just sort of to see the entire code on all 114 chapters.
So yes, the people have the book, they're being reprimanded for having divided the book into karate, but what about us what is our behavior towards the book of Allah? Have we divided the book into portions as well. And we take whatever portion we like, and we leave whatever portion we don't like.
So part of the book is being revealed. And a lot of the book is being in, in this process.
Even today, it's not as a quote on but even with the Bible, that they have made different versions, for instance, for the students or for the beginners. And when they start reading, they don't know there was something else in this paragraph as well, in this passage, as well, in this chapter as well, or in this particular section as well, they don't know and only when they get to the final redundancy.
So similarly with us also we have done this that we focus only on parts of the Quran and we ignore the rest of the Quran. Sometimes even when it comes to our mind, when it comes to action, we will select some if we will follow them. But other if we will completely ignore them. It said they don't exist in the Quran.
It says that they're not there. We're only following those I act which conform to our desires. And the other if we ignore them, it's as if they're not there in the Quran.
Similarly, there are people who have studied a lot about the deen perhaps they have degrees in Islamic Studies. But when it comes to reading the Quran, they haven't studied the whole Quran cover to cover they haven't. They have a degree but they haven't studied the entire Quran cover to cover. So what do we learn from this? The importance of focusing on the entire book, not just parts of it, in study, in recitation, as well as in implementation.
And also in Dawa.