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Al-Anfal 20-40 Word-Analysis and Tafseer 25
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fear the fitna which fitna is this, it could be a test. And it could also be punishment retribution, that you never know, when you might enter into a very difficult test, when Allah subhanaw taala will send a very difficult test your way. You don't know what's in store for you tomorrow. So don't wait for tomorrow. Because tomorrow life might be more difficult and don't think that life is made difficult only for those people whose own
only for those people who do wrong know, even the righteous people. They also suffer from great trials, great tests. And how do you know when you're going through a great trial, a great test, you will be able to do what you're supposed to? How do you know? Don't delay too long.
Secondly, this fella also refers to punishment, punishment for what?
punishment for not doing our job in Maryland, one that he had in one car.
So fear that punishment that will not necessarily afflict only those people who do fall amongst you hostile, particularly hostile gives meaning exclusively, where are them anila should either a cop and know that ally severe and retribution.
So what do we learn from this idea?
That we don't know what's in store for us in the future?
Today, we think we're in a challenging situation because of which we cannot do it. Allah wants us to do. How do we know tomorrow might be more tough? If Allah has given you the ability to hear, to learn about the commands now, he wants you to practice them now. Tomorrow, you don't know you might not have the opportunity.
Secondly, we also learned from this ayah that upon learning, it's our obligation that we must command that which is right and forbid that which is wrong.
Because if we don't develop this culture of stopping wrong, then when people who have done wrong when they're punished, then the same punishment might also fall upon us.
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What do we learn from the side
that the believers are being addressed? That all of you should fear a fitna?
What does it mean by fitna?
It has two meanings. First of all, just trial, a difficult situation. That fear falling into a difficult situation into a difficult trial.
Remember that this difficult trial, it's not necessary that it's only the sinful who get it.
It's also possible that there is a righteous person, there is a believer who also experiences a fitna a difficult situation led to sleep and it will not necessarily reach only alladhina verla movement comparsa those people who have done zoom among you have saw the word hasa from Haas outside exclusively,
but rather it would encompass all of them.
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If you connect this ayah with the previous ayah, what did we learn in the previous is
that when the command of a law comes when you learn about what the prophet sallallahu Sallam has commanded, then respond, take action, obey immediately, because you don't know what might happen next, which might prevent you from obeying the command of almost a predator.
Because Allah intervenes between a person and his heart,
a person makes the intention, but it's quite possible he's not able to execute it. Why?
Because a quarter of a law comes the decree of a law comes.
Similarly, we don't know when we would fall into a very difficult trial. And sometimes we think that difficulties only befall on the sinful. But this ayah tells us that difficulties don't necessarily fall under sinful. Also unbelievers.
So before life becomes more difficult for you, do something, do something. And don't wait for ease. Because you don't know if tomorrow is going to be easier or more difficult.
Another way of understanding this ayah is that we take the meaning of fitna as punishment,
that fear the punishment, which punishment
that will not necessarily befall on those people who have done wrong exclusively. Rather, this punishment can befall everyone,
because Allah is severe in penalty.
When does this happen?
When in a society, there are people who are doing wrong, there are people who are not responding to the command of Allah,
the previous ayat we have been learning about what the importance of responding to the command of a law. So if in a society there are people who are not obeying align the messenger, then what's going to happen? punishment is going to be fall upon them.
But is it only those individuals who are going to be punished? No. This ayah tells us that it's also other people who could be punished because of them.
But one might wonder they're not committing the action themselves, then what's the problem? They're not stopping them. We learned earlier in the story of the Bani Israel, there was a particular town in which some people were fishing on the day of Sabbath. And they were not allowed to do that. There were some people who stopped. And there were other people who did not stop them.
What do we learn from the Quran,
that it was only those people who stopped them from evil who were saved by Allah. And the rest of them, they were all punished. Because when you remain silent, when somebody is doing something wrong, it's like as if you're approving their action,
and you become a part of it, you have a share in it as well. So sometimes when we see wrongdoing done, we say it's their problem. Everybody has their own choice, it's up to them. It's their choice, let them do whatever they want to.
And we don't think that we're responsible for the wrongs that we're doing. But this ayah teaches us very clearly, that we should develop a culture of not letting evil thrive.
Because if we let evil thrive, then the consequences are also going to affect us. And isn't it so if you look at it, for example, if in a society, cheating is very common, everybody's cheating. Or, for example, in a household, in a family, if two children siblings are cheating one another, they're lying to one another, the parents find out, they don't stop them. What's going to happen?
Tomorrow, the child is going to lie to them
isn't at all.
If the children are fighting, they're being rude. The parents don't stop them, what's going to happen? Tomorrow, they're going to fight with their parents. Tomorrow, they're going to argue with their parents and be rude towards them. So if there's any action that is wrong, and you don't stop it tomorrow, it's going to affect you. Not just that action, but also its consequences. Therefore, it is our responsibility that when we see wrong, we must stop. The profits are allowed to set himself by he in whose hand is my soul, you must enjoy and righteousness and you must forbid evil, or Allah will send a punishment upon you from Him and He will supplicate them to
him, but he will not answer your prayers. He will not answer your doors.
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seminary the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that the parable, the example of the person abiding by a loss order, and restrictions, in comparison to those who violate them, or sit idle while they are being violated, one person is
abiding by the commands of Allah subhanaw taala. Another is violating them. And the third is one was just watching people violate the commands of Allah is that of those who do lots for their seats in a boat.
Like when people they go on a boat, imagine the ship has two levels. Now, today, if you pay more money, you can get to the higher suite.
But back then what would people do they withdraw a lot.
So some of them got seats in the lower part, which is the most rough and worst part, and the others in the upper
when the farmer needed water, they had to go up to bring water, and that trouble the others, people in the lower that they wanted water, they would have to go up. So the people who are on the upper level, they got troubled by that the people on the lower level, they say, forget about it, we'll just make a hole in the ship so that we can get water.
So what's going to happen?
Obviously, the ship is going to sync. So they said this saving those who are above us from traveling them. So if we make a hole, we will not travel those who are above us. So if the people in the upper part, let the others do what they suggested, then all the people of the ship would be destroyed, is in itself. But if they prevented them, then both parties would be safe. Both parties would be safe.
So if somebody is doing something wrong, you cannot turn a blind eye to it. You cannot say Allah will question them in the hereafter
doesn't matter. I don't have anything to do with them. They're going in their grave, I'm weighing in my grave, they will be questioned by Allah and I will be questioned by Allah. I don't have to answer for their hisab they don't have to answer for mine.
Okay. However, whatever wrong they're doing, its consequences are also going to affect you. Because when these people are punished, let's say the punishment comes in adonia the consequences come in adonia aren't you in this world today as well? Of course you are, perhaps you're living in the same house, perhaps you're living in the same society. So if you don't stop them, you're also going to be affected.
Similarly, Muslim Dharma is recorded in cinema. The profits are a lot of songs wife, she said, that I heard the Messenger of Allah saying that if sins become apparent in my oma,
if since they become apparent in my oma, then Allah will surround them with a punishment from him.
So I said, O Allah's Messenger, will they have righteous people among them? That isn't going to be there at that time everybody's going to be sinful, which is why the punishment of Allah is going to come? Are they going to be any righteous people? He said, Yes, there are going to be righteous people. So I asked what will happen to them? What's going to happen to them?
So he said, they will be stricken as the people,
they will also suffer the consequences, just as the rest of them, but they will end up with a loss, forgiveness and pleasure.
So what does it mean? That on the Day of Judgment, each person will be resurrected based on what
and how he used to act. However, if you look at it in the dunya, also, did they not suffer consequences? Yes.
So for example, if there's a particular place, people are doing wrong, and nobody's stopping them, or people are stopping them, but they're still doing wrong, what's going to happen? For example, Alice, punishment comes, let's say an earthquake, that's a natural disaster, is a natural disaster or the earthquake only going to strike those people who are sinful, not necessarily, everybody is going to get affected. And sometimes we wonder that what about the innocence? Because we see that there are people who are also stopping it.
There are people who are also doing garwa there are people who are stopping from wrong, but even they get affected. So what do we learn from this? That on the Day of Judgment, they will be resurrected, and the way that they died? Meaning they will rise up with Allah's forgiveness and pleasure.
seminary, there's another Hadith in which I shall did on her. She reported that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, an army will read the Kaaba,
towards the end of time what's going to happen? An army is going to read the carbon and when it reaches a desert land, all of them will be swallowed up by the earth, all of them. So she asked a messenger of Allah why all of them
He answered, all of them will be swallowed up by the earth, but they will be raised for judgment according to their intentions, according to their intentions.
So, it's possible that a person dies in a disaster like that in a punishment like that. But on the Day of Judgment, a person will be resurrected on his intention that he will be questioned accordingly.
Similarly, another Hadith which is a Muslim Mohammed, it is narrated that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, every people among whom sins are being committed, every people among whom sins are being committed. While there are mightier and more numerous than those who do wrong, what are the two conditions, they have more power, and they're also more in number, who? Those who are watching, those are watching since being done. Yet they did nothing to stop them, then Allah will surround them all with punishment.
A lot will surround them all with punishment.
So when is it your obligation to stop other people from doing wrong? When you have more power, and you're also more in number?
Sometimes it's possible that you're not more in number, but you have the power.
We say that no will weaken the society. What about in your own household? You have power. You decide where people go, what they eat, what they wear? What is brought to the house? Isn't it all? The parents decide everything for the children, then how come when it comes to the matter of religion? We say it's your choice. Why? Why is it the when it comes to the rights of Allah, we say it's their choice. Why don't we become strict over there? When we have the authority, when we have the power, it is our responsibility. Because if somebody is doing something wrong because of ignorance, and sometimes many people are doing wrong because of pure ignorance, then it's our responsibility to
tell them to teach them. It's our responsibility to stop them. Because if we don't, then Allah subhanaw taala says, What the Who, fear fitness and fitness, fear the punishment that is not necessarily going to befall only those people who are doing but it's also going to affect to
the rest of the people.
Therefore, what should we do? Stop the wrong when we see it. So that at least on the Day of Judgment, we can offer an excuse before Allah.
Mara the rotten. Remember that the third group of people who were stopping people from wrong What were they saying? That we are stopping Why? Margarita so that we can offer an excuse before Allah subhanaw taala we are not questioned about it. We are not held accountable for it