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At-Taubah 16-28 Word-Analysis and Tafseer 23-24
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Bismillahirrahmanirrahim yeah you have Latina Ave all you who have believed let a turkey do a comb do not take your father's what a whiner comb all your brothers over the as close friends as allies don't take your father's and your brothers as ODF when in is the Hubble cofra lol even if they have preferred disbelief over belief who, your fathers and your brothers, woman yet our law home income and whoever does so among you meaning he befriends them he takes them earlier, even if they are preferring disbelief over email and then such people for Ola eco homos only mode, then those are the wrongdoers even if they claim to be believers. Because the believers are being addressed over here.
Yeah, you are learning German. And the word that is a plural of it doesn't just include one's father, but it includes grandfather's forefathers, don't take them as your own. Yeah.
Well, if one if one is a Florida that applies to brothers, and by extension, you know, you call your friend, your brother. So don't take your father's and your brothers, meaning your closest relatives. Don't take them as ODM, who is actually
someone with whom you have a close relationship with someone who was close to you, someone whom you were friends with someone whom you are allies with.
Remember the different levels of friendship that we learned earlier.
The highest level of friendship or relationship between people is of one
in which two people are like one
in the sense that they will support one another unconditionally.
They will be with one another unconditionally. They will support them they will do whatever they're doing, they will acknowledge what they're doing, they will cooperate with them, they will aid them in whatever they want to do. So don't take them as only yet in is the hub will call for an email if they prefer disbelief over fake.
In other words, if they're disbelievers, then don't take them as your clothes protecting friends. Why?
Why don't take even your parents and your siblings as close protecting friends. If they're disbelievers. Why?
Because out of their love, you may lose out on the level of a loss of panel title, because they may influence you what else
on the Day of Judgment, a person will be with those whom he loves. Why else they don't have your best interests in mind. They don't care for your alpha, they're only concerned about your adonia. So if you obey them, if you cooperate with them in everything that they tell you in everything that they command you, then what's going to happen. You're going to lose out on your
you're going to lose out in your deen, you're going to lose out in your jihad in your commitment to the dean, because they will not encourage you to work for thee. They will not encourage you to sacrifice for the dean, they will not encourage you to pray to give in charity, they will not encourage you to do all of that. Instead, they will encourage you to disavow most of the time.
So don't prefer them. If they give preference to gopher over email. And whoever does that, meaning whoever prefers the disbelieving relatives over Allah and His Messenger, whoever yet Allah whom whoever befriends them, and because of this friendship, he leaves a draw, he leaves she had any remains with them for hula, ecomo, volleyball and such other volleyball.
what is whether a Shay fee, Lady Mohali, to put something where it does not belong?
So they're giving their displeasing relatives a position where they don't belong?
who deserves to be your Wali as a believer, Allah, His Messenger and the believers? And if you befriend non Muslims at such a high level, that you cooperate with them and everything they say, and do
you understand what it is that you cooperate with the other person and everything that he says and does. You listen to them, you obey them unconditionally? If you do that, then you're placing them at a place where they don't belong. And this is so if you look at it, the theme of all of these verses is the same.
And what is that? The test of a man how to the test of love how
Much Eman do you have? How strong is your email? How will that be determined? When you pass this test of love? That Who do you love more?
Is it Allah and His messenger? Or is it just your relatives? Is it just your money, your wealth, your homeland, even if it is that which is based on coffee,
we learn from a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that might have been Allah, He will have a lottery law he will, he will mentally lay out this document and imagine that the one who loves for Allah sake and the one who hates for Allah sake, the one who gives for Allah sake and the one who withhold something for Allah sake and such a person has perfected his email, how? That he's doing everything for the sake of Allah.
And the love of Allah demands that you do not love the one who has enmity for Allah.
You do not love the one who has enmity for Allah. You do not love the one who denies Allah who rejects Allah? If you truly love the messenger, can you like a person? Can you love a person who disbelieved in the messenger? What do we learn that none of you can truly believe until, until when the prophets are allowed a sudden becomes dear to him, then who then himself then all people, that his parents and his father and his children and everybody else, only then is the image of a person acceptable?
We see that there are two types of relationships. One is those relationships that are based on some worldly benefits, that you have a connection with someone you have a relationship with someone, because you expect some worldly gain from them.
And this relationship is a cause of benefit in the dunya.
Industry. For example, you are very good friends with a person and every time you are with them, you learn something about for instance cooking because they're very good at cooking. So, this friendship will increase you in what in your benefit of the knee.
On the other hand, there are those relationships that are based on religious connections, religious benefits, that a person rises above personal benefits and even friends and other only for the sake of the only for the sake of the and this friendship is a means of increasing a person in his the what are we told over here, what friendship What relationship do we have to prefer? The second one
which is that which is based on religious connections,
that is what must be given priority to. And if a person gives priority to those relationships that are based on worldly benefits, then such a person is doing
such a person is doing injustice against you, against himself and against the religion of Allah subhanaw taala
then almost apparently says to say in kinda about if your father's whatever now will come and your sons
will come and your brothers will as Where'd you come and your spouse's? Why Sheila to come and your relatives, what I'm wearing and wealth which wealth equateur have to move out which you have acquired yourself? What do you Jonathan, and trade does Shona casada you fear it's declined one a second carbona and homes that you're very happy with? If all of these are a heppa la con they're more beloved to you. Then who mean a la de la salida Allah and His messenger? What do you have in feasibility and struggling in the way of Allah Fatah bustle? Then just wait, wait for what?
Wait for what? For the decision of Allah, concerning your decline concerning your punishment concerning your humiliation had to deal with me until Allah brings about his comment will law who lay the welfare state and Allah does not guide those people who are fasting.
In this ayah, the closest relations that a person has are mentioned.
And the love of all of these people, the love of all of these things are natural. They are ingrained in the heart of every single person.
In every single person's art, love of all of these people, all of these things is natural.
And we're not being told over here that we must not love these people. Or we must not love these things. But what we are being told over here is that we must not give priority to them, above Allah, His Messenger and serving the needy. So in other words, obedience to Allah
And the messenger love of Allah and the messenger and the deen serving the deen is an obligation upon every believer, and it must be a priority in his life.
And if he is not doing that, because of his love for other people, because of his love for other things, then there is a problem.
Then there is a problem.
There is a problem with his email, because it's an obligation and every believer that he must obey Allah, he must obey the messenger and he must strive in the way of Allah. And if he does not give priority to these three, then he's not being just to his email, he's not proving his email.
Allah subhanaw taala says call or profit sort of autism say this declare this. And when something is declared like this that the Prophet sort of autism is commanded to convey. It shows the importance of what has been mentioned that in Canada, if your father's a bear is a Florida
if your father's meaning your parents, your great grandfather's, your forefathers,
and the love of parents is natural, and we have been told that we must be beautiful to our parents, were bill valid any externa that even if they're not Muslim, even if they're not believing, still a person is obligated to treat them kindly.
Still, he is obligated to treat them well. So as to people that in Canada, if your fathers were urbanite accom, and your sense of winner is the plural of urban
and what our children will learn in selected calves that allele walborn una Zina to higher wealth and children. What are they the beauty of this life?
But what is better than them while back here to slowly had higher on
the web and widen America back yet are what slowly had? What is it that will remain the good deeds. So good deeds are much better in the sight of a lot than what? than just wealth and children that are the beauty of this life.
We haven't been told to leave our children. But what we've been told over here is that our love for them should not be so much that we forget what is more important.
Remember, we're not being told over here that we shouldn't love our children, we should not give them what they deserve. We should not do their therapy, we should not do what is their right, and what is our responsibility towards them? No, that's not what is being told over here. What we're being told here is that we must not get so lost in love for children,
fulfilling every desire of theirs, that we begin to ignore Allah, His Messenger entity.
Like for example, if a mother always wants to please her children everyday, she wants to have a treat for the children. It's a good thing if you have the time if you have the energy if you have the skill Go ahead. But if it means that you have to spend so long, trying to prepare their favorite desserts, their favorite food, to the extent that you have to compromise on your Salah, to the extent that you cannot find time to serve the deen then there is a problem.
Do you understand? Because three things have been mentioned over here Allah, His Messenger and you had What does you have been serving the dean. So you cannot give priority to your children above the work of Dean. It doesn't mean you neglect your children. It means you give the right of your children and you also give the right of the team.
The balance is required from us. Generally we go to extremes. When we start serving the dean. We completely forgot our children. When we begin loving our children we completely ignore that the but what must be given priority to the deen of Allah subhanho
wa Taala why Newcomb and your own brothers. People naturally have attachment and love for their own siblings,
their peers, people who are like them. They have this natural inclination to them, Musashi Santa, he loved his brother helped him to the point that he asked Allah subhanaw taala that he should also be made a profit. He wasn't all over there. There. Why are you preparing your brother? No Allah subhanaw taala sets and it should do our Boudicca be a hiker. We're going to strengthen you with your brother. So brothers, siblings, people have love for them. But then again, one should not love them to the extent that he will compromise on the deen for their sake.
That he will abandon struggling for the dean serving the dean for their sake.
Well as Why'd you come and your spouse's as well as applauded, observed and the word though replies to husband as well as wife.
It applies to husband as well as wife. What is the role of a husband and wife in each other's life? There are supposed to be a means of schooling for one another. We learn in sort of the rules
Lita, escuela Allah, wa Jalla, vena cava mawatha
Allah has put love and mercy in the hearts of the husband and wife for one another.
And he has made marriage a source of finding peace for both the man and the woman. Both of them they find tranquility and comfort in each other.
But again, their love should be not so much that a person neglects a loss
that in love for them, a person compromises on the deen
that just because I have to please my husband just because I have to satisfy my husband. Just because I have to make him happy.
I cannot go and study the Quran. I cannot recite the Quran. I cannot praise Allah. Sometimes women will leave Salah just because they want to please their husbands just because they want to please their children.
Just because they want to make them happy.
Even the love of your spouse should not be so much that you're giving them priority over the deen of Allah. And remember, these are not my words. These are the words of Allah. This is what Allah is saying over here,
that they should not be more beloved to you than Allah, His Messenger and jihad.
And this is something that the companions did a companion who was newlywed, he just got married, just got married. The next day, the Muslims went for jihad. And in the morning he left and he was in the state of Geneva. And he went and he died as a martyr. And his wife came and he said, Oh, Prophet sallallahu sallam, he wasn't the state of Jehovah. So make sure you you give him the back. And he said, No, the angels will give him a bath. And he was known as a seal and Monica, the one who was given a bath by who by the angels.
imagined newlywed just got married. And imagine the love that a man would have for his wife to the point that he's in the state of Geneva when he leaves the house. But still What is he giving preference to Allah His Messenger and the dean
we have to give priority to the deen of Allah soprano done and maintaining a balance is necessary.
Why Sheila to come and your families, what does our shield refer to our shield is the clan or the tribe of a person that is based on his closest relatives, especially from the Father side. And this was something that of great importance to the Arabs. Because obviously lineage comes from where from your father's side. So your paternal grandfather, your paternal uncles, they were everything to you.
So again, your close relatives, what I'm working on and wealth and while is the plural of man.
A person has different types of wealth, some wealth, you get through inheritance, some you get as gifts, some you earn yourself, what is more benevity? What is it that you value more? What you have acquired yourself? Imagine you're given a gift of a sweater. Okay, you like it?
Imagine you go to a store and look for the sweater that you like, which one is it that you like more the one that you chose yourself, the one that you selected yourself. So um, well on the weld which weld if there have to move that you have acquired, external from the reflector spa floor fell off. And if they're off, as you know, is used for any kind of CUSP, any kind of earning. And if they're off of wealth is such well, that a person has earned himself that a person has grown increased himself. You know, for example, a person begins a business he starts a business.
And he puts in all that he has at the beginning as an investment and gradually it grows over time.
Right? Similarly, you have a plant, you buy it when it's very tiny, or you put the seeds in the soil, and then it grows before you you have made it grow before yourself.
The money that a person has acquired himself, that he has put an effort to earn himself he values it he appreciated much more.
he appreciated much more. So that wealth which you have earned yourself which you have acquired yourself, which is very beloved to you. What is your rotten and such business? That Shona casada you fear it's lost you fear it's declined.
Gossip gosat is from the root Tetris gap seen that? And Casa is when business does not prosper when it does not grow. How is that when the sales are low? When you cannot find clients when you cannot find customers? When you have things for sale, but there are no buyers.
Do you understand?
And this is something that is very common when it comes to business.
For example, if you have a business of, let's say fruit, can you buy the fruit one month and sell it the next month? No, time is crucial, isn't it? Time is crucial, especially in this day and age, if you don't get the flyers out on the right day, if you don't advertise on the right day, if you don't have it in store on the right day, then it will not go and if it does not go, then you will not make more money. If you cannot make more money, then how will you bring more? And how will you sell more? How will you increase in your business, so that the era in which you fear gosat, you fear that if you are not fully involved in the business, it will decline?
You understand? You fear that if you're not involved in that business, it will decline. Right? For example, imagine a person who has a salon, okay. And she has, let's say many clients, but if she goes away for a vacation for three or four months, those clients are going to find other people to make their hair. Correct. So this is the feeling the Jarrah that you fear, it's the client, if you're not fully involved, you're going to lose all that business, you're going to lose your clients. And the stuff that you have that sitting in the store, it's going to go bad, it's going to become expired, it's going to get spoiled, it's going to get too outdated, nobody's going to buy it
then. And inside, it's going to become a burden on you. So just imagine even this digital, you cannot give preference to it above a lot is messenger and jihad in the way of Allah. Even this the Java
one a second. And Holmes masakan is a plural of macka. What is mascagni
It's from the root ever seen calf noon. Sokka. Nice to live. So muskan is a dwelling a place where a person lives. And muskan is basically a place that a person inhabits
that a person takes as a shelter,
where he lives in order to have privacy. And in order to be safe
over there as well. And he lives there with who with his family.
So those masakan those houses, the bona you're very happy with them. How many people are really happy with their houses?
How many people are really happy with their houses?
Very few people. Only those people who have contentment in their hearts who have canara in their hearts, they're satisfied with their houses.
Otherwise, people are always thinking, the carpet is too old, it needs to be changed.
The windows, they're getting old, the paint is not that good. Only if the color would be a little lighter. Only if the tiles were like that. Only the lighting was different. Only the ceiling was higher. Every woman finds faults in her house, every single woman. But over here what has been mentioned those houses with which you are happy. Why are you happy? When are you happy with the house, when you've made it yourself? When you've designed it yourself? When you put everything in its place yourself. And when a person reaches this level that he's happy with his house, then he's very attached to it. Rather she is very attached to it.
And she will spend hours maintaining that house looking after that house, shopping for that house decorating that house and then inviting people to that house having parties in that house showing off her house. Masako canuto Dona and if she's don't come and study the Quran, she says I have to look after my house. Even if the house is beyond her needs, even if it's huge that she doesn't need all of that.
Even if there are so many extra pieces of decoration that are just a burden on her that she has to dust and clean them every other day. When we're sacking with Alona, if houses that you're so happy with that because of them you don't find time to serve the dean. There is a problem because you're so busy cleaning them looking after them.
Then you cannot find time to recite the Quran. You do not have time to learn the dean to work for the dean then there is a problem. Well my second daughter Luna, if all of these eight things if they are a half a cup, if there are more beloved to you mean Allah He will assume Lee what he had in feasibility, if they're more beloved to you than Allah, His Messenger and struggling in the wearable.
If you look at it, three have been put against it. A comparison has been made
for three, one side and these eight on the other side, who are the three Allah His Messenger and jihad.
And on the other side are who your closest relatives and those things which are most beloved to you,
which are most beloved
is a task now that you have to pass that is offered before that is put before you? Who do you love more?
Who do you give more priority to?
Who will you spend more time for? Who will you spend more energy for?
Who do you like more?
Who do you like more? If you like Allah, His Messenger and the more,
then you have passed. But if it's on the other side, then there's a problem. Fatah, Sudan wait. There are verses from the Quran fetters are our best thought and thrombosis to wait and watch for something. So wait, what they do love the money until a love brings about his command, which command the command for your disgrace will law who lay a common philosophy and Allah does not guide those people who are sinful who cross limits. What is the crossing limits over here that Allah has given you, all of these people, all of you things, not that you spend your life serving them and being a slave to them. Allah has created you that you use these things to serve Allah, to worship Allah, not
to worship your house,
not to worship your house, but to worship Allah. So if a person crosses the limits that Allah has set for him, and he goes on, serving the house, serving people only and ignoring the deen, that is clearly crossing limits. And when a person does that mean that he's not guided by Allah.
If you look at it, when a person has a certain goal that he's striving to achieve,
then none of these things that are mentioned over here become a hurdle in his way,
isn't it? When you have a certain goal that you want to achieve? None of these things become a hurdle. If for example, a person wants to become a very successful manager,
a very successful real estate agent, for instance, what will they do? Will they go every day to see their parents? Will they call their parents every single day? How are you doing? Sometimes they're so busy, they haven't spoken to their parents in weeks, they have no idea if their parents are doing well, if their parents are sick.
Similarly, they have no idea as to where their children are, how they're doing in their school. What do they like? What do they not like? Similarly, they haven't spent a long time with their wife, with their spouse. You know, since a while they haven't been able to spend quality time with their spouse at all. They leave early in the morning, they come late at night, they go to bed, leave again, in the middle, perhaps a few calls, perhaps a few text messages. And whenever they sit together, it's all about, okay, who's paying the bills? And who's bringing the grocery and that's it.
Why? Because this person has a goal in his mind, and he will compromise on everything to achieve that goal.
Why is it that when it comes to the deen when it comes to achieving genda, we think that we don't need to sacrifice at all.
We think that we don't need to put in any effort and we'll get it anyway. Know, if you have a goal, you want to achieve it you have to sacrifice, especially if you want to be very successful. You know, if you want to be an average real estate agent, if you want to be an average manager, you don't have to put in that much effort. But if you want to excel in that field, then you have to put in a lot of effort. There are people who get married, and they leave their wives within a week within two weeks and they will travel abroad. Why because they have to work because they have to make money. They will sacrifice their spouse over there. For how long are they going months, perhaps
years and they will return to visit their wife home they have known for perhaps only two weeks when they have lived with for only two weeks, they will come back for a month they will go again. Again, they will come back for a few weeks they will go again Why? For the sake of dunya. But why is it that when it comes to Deen, we think that a person who is sacrificing for the deen for him and he doesn't know what he's doing.
He's making such a foolish choice. He's taking it too hard on himself.
When people are working for the dunya and they're striving for the linea, then they're not taking it to heart.
When people want to have their business, very successful, they don't even take a single day off. Not even a single day off. They will meet their clients on weekends. They will meet their clients in the evenings. But when we work for the dean, we say weekends, you don't find me evenings, you don't find me. I'm only here from this time to this time and that's it. The rest of the time. I'm too busy. I have my own life as well.
So we see over here that when it comes to dunya we think that sacrificing
And struggling for that goal is good. And if anybody's doing it, we encourage them. But if somebody is doing it for the dean, we tell them take it easy focus on other things as well. What about your children? What about your family? But the reality is that all of these things, all of these relationships, they're temporary, they're transitory.
And Allah subhanaw, taala has given all of them to us Why? So that we can use them to improve and already the husband and wife, they shouldn't just be there to, you know, just so that they have fun with one another, just so that they enjoy one another. And that's it. For now, they should cooperate with one another, to serve the to increase in their worship, to increase in their service of the similarly parents and children, they should be helpers of one another. But if we become hurdles for one another, then how can we serve the D? How can we serve the DEA, even our model, the man who he said that I heard the messenger of a loss of audience that I'm saying, if you transact, if you have
transaction of ina bayarena, which is a type of labor, and you follow the tails of cows, meaning you are busy tilling the land,
what are you doing busy in your business? And in that you don't even care whether you're dealing with halal or haram. And secondly, you become busy in your dunya you're following the tails of cows, what are the cows doing? tilling the land, and you're following them constantly, day in and day out. That's what you're busy doing. And you become content with agriculture, with just farming, and growing food, and selling food and making money and you abandoned jihad, then Allah will send on you disgrace, Allah will send on you humiliation, that will not remove until you've returned to your religion.
It will not go away from you until you return to your religion.
What does this Hades teach us? And what is this ayah teach us?
What does this teach us?
that we have to set our priorities correctly. Priority has to be given to Allah, His Messenger entity. And then comes everybody else. Because if you have love for all of these things, and remember, you cannot serve it. You cannot
remember that somebody said that they used to love their house so much that especially their kitchen, that every few weeks, they would reorganize their entire kitchen, they would take everything out of the cupboards. And they would rearrange everything.
Just imagine how much time that would take them. But they wanted everything in their kitchen perfectly,
perfectly. And they said that they made the Rottweiler they went wrong. They made the other older, take this love of my house away from my heart. Just take it out of my heart.
And then she was able to work for me.
Because sometimes it's just our love that you know, my kitchen has to be perfect. My house has to be spic and span. And we will struggle so much we our backs will hurt our legs will ache but still we will do it. Because we love our house. We love everything that we have in our house.
Similarly, we love the people around us and we will stand in the kitchen for hours cooking one thing after the other for them. And sometimes we cook and they eat within 1520 minutes and they're gone. And we stood in the kitchen for three hours they ate and 15 minutes, three hours and 15 minutes. The problem is that we see the donor before us we see our house, we see you know the people before us it's tangible. And because it's before us this is why we have more love for it. This is why we're more attached to it. We're more inclined to it. But the dean, the hereafter we don't see it as something tangible. If only we saw something tangible with the pain, then we will be able to strive
again when it comes to dunya people will sacrifice but when it comes to Deen we think don't take it too hard on yourself.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said love would work on feasibility later he also had on hydro mina dounia woman fever a morning or an evenings journey, which a slave travels and allows cars is better than the world and whatever is on its surface,
a morning and an evening that a person spends that a person travels for the way of a love for the cause of a law that is much better than the world and whatever is on its surface.
You know, every morning, early in the morning, especially if you live close to a main road or a highway. You notice cars traffic increasing and if you ever take the highway in the morning or at nighttime in the evening, there are so many people traveling but are there going to be civitella hardly anyone is but the one who is going to be there. He will acquire that which is better than dunia.
And everything in it. And if you're going every day, every evening, every morning to earn the dunya, what will you come back with a little bit of dunya, a few cents of the dunya
which is temporary as well as transitory.
And these things that I've mentioned in this ayah, they become a test for us, they become a trial for us, for instance, you want to learn to the, your parents say, No.
Similarly, a person wants to learn that thing. But they see that their siblings, what are they learning, and they're working, they're building their careers, and they seem to be so behind compared to them. That both of you were together in high school, and now they're in med school and you are studying the Quran and sometimes you feel Oh my God, I feel so behind, or you compare yourself to your friends and you feel you're so behind, they become a test for you. Similarly, children, many times people have so much love for the children that they cannot leave them
in order to come their entity. Sometimes some women are so possessive about their children that they cannot even leave them with their relatives. Please, could you look after my child for 15 minutes so that I can pray my soul? I would for sure. No, no, they want their children with them all the time. They cannot tolerate that the children be with someone else. This is excessive love for children, which is not good neither for you, nor for the children.
They should be taught some independence. What if you have to leave tomorrow? What if you die tomorrow, what's going to happen to your children
they should be independent. Similarly, people say that, you know we are very busy. And we have to spend time with our spouses. They expect a lot from us. And because of that reason, I cannot do my lesson. I cannot come and help out. I cannot come and volunteer. Okay, but you have to take some time out at least. You have to give preference to the deen of Allah subhanaw taala as well. And remember, serving the deen does not mean that you do it only one way. There are many ways of serving that there are many women who are sitting in their homes, and they are doing so much work from their homes. It's about if you want to do it, if you want to do it, Allah will give you the trophy to do
Sometimes we put blame on other people you know, my husband doesn't allow me. My parents don't allow me even if they don't allow you. You have so many opportunities before you you can still sit and memorize the Quran they cannot stop you from doing that.
You can sit online and write articles and read and spread the message. You're not going anywhere you're still at home.
So many times we blame other people we blame other things we blame the house but the fact is that the problem lies within us. The problem is with us we need to take that extra step
we need to take that extra step
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when it comes to the rewarded the Hereafter, when it comes to gender,
and their emo team, we take all of that for granted. And we think it's our right, because we say that we're believers, and we pray five times a day. And that's, you know, a big deal on our part, therefore we deserve it. But the fact is that it's very expensive. It's very pricey, just as when it comes to dunya. When it comes to the highest status of dunya you have to pay for it. You have to strive for it, you have to earn it, but the double jazz is the year after they're much greater, much higher, and we have to pay the price for that as well. Which is much more expensive.
For that disclaiming a true believer is not enough. You have to prove it.
Through What? Through jihad, as well as through the test of love that Who do you love more? Who do you give more priority to?
Now with this ayah, that we just learned, this ayah does not make you free of your obligations towards your parents and your spouse's and your children,
their responsibilities that are on you, it doesn't make you free of those because sometimes we will take it to another extreme. No, you're still responsible.
Because those obligations are laid upon you by whom? Allah subhanaw taala. But the message of this ayah is that when it comes to obedience to Allah, when it comes to obedience to the messenger, when it comes to serving the deen, then you have to give priority to them above anything else.
above anything else,
because sometimes, what is it that stops us from obeying the commands of Allah and the messenger? It's love of our parents, it's love our children, it's the love of our spouses, because then we cannot do it.
Many times it happens that when a person is looking after her children, or when a woman is being obedient to her husband, she knows that she's doing it for the sake of Allah soprano. Tada. So she considers that to be a part of her Deen. She considers that to be very bad. Yes, it is. It definitely is. But at the same time, jihad is also a very big responsibility on you.
Everything must be done in moderation. When you're pleasing your husband by standing in the kitchen for so long cooking, then at the same time, what about the rights of Allah? Does he not deserve to be pleased? Does he not deserve to be pleased the one who gave you such a good husband, the one who gave you all your abilities, this time, this money doesn't deserve the to do something for his Dean as well. He deserves it even more.
This love is either your strength or it is your weakness. It will either strengthen you or it will weaken you.
When you start serving the dean, when you give priority to Allah, His Messenger and the dean, then everything else becomes easier.
For example, when you're cleaning your house or something like that, no one is it everything should be in place and speaking Spanish sparklers, not a speck of dust. And everything should be perfectly in order, you know, people who are neat freaks, it happens, right. But when you know that, you know, the stalkers are out there and praying, they're much better. And when you are satisfied with the work that you're doing, in the sense that it makes you happy than cleaning the house will make you happy, but it will not give you the same happy feeling that working for the deen of Allah gives you it will satisfy you even more and everything else will become easier.
And you see, jihad is mentioned over and over again. If you notice me and at that time for the Muslims, Jihad was a you had to be on call all the time. All the time, you have to be on call. Anytime you will be called Okay, somebody is attacking Medina, let's go defend, or this army is coming, this caravan is coming in, we have to go all of a sudden. And when you're put in these situations, when you have to choose between jihad or your own family, that is when the test comes, you know, when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam left for
his daughter was at the verge of death. His own daughter
was about to die when he had to leave.
Anybody what would they do? My daughter is extremely sick, too bad, the plan is canceled. I'm sorry, I cannot come serve the team. I cannot come defend the team. But what is more important at that time? What is more important at that time, the dean, because if you don't defend the dean at that time, if you don't support the dean at that time, then it's not just us going to suffer. It's everybody who's going to suffer. And we are answerable before a loss penalty.
This is why the profits or losses that he left and he made Earth nine of the learner stay behind because he was her husband. But he still went he still left. She was his own daughter. But he went and with us what happens, we have a slight sickness. We have some guests at home. Or perhaps someone is ill. And we take days and days off. We don't give priority to the novella when it comes to these situations.
I'm not saying you don't give them the hug they deserve you do. But you have to create a balance that you don't cut this off completely as well. You have to maintain that balance. Otherwise, there is going to be a problem because at the end of last handguard assess but also wait. Just wait until you're humiliated. Wait until your life becomes more difficult. Your life becomes more challenging. There's a hadith in which it has mentioned this is just that also
Have Adam to follow Leary bad at become free from my worship, become free from my worship, take time out from my worship, and I will fill you with the richness. And if a person does not take time out for the worship of Allah, He does not take time out to serve the deen, then his life becomes more difficult.
whenever it comes to working for the dean serving the dean doing something for the dean, the biggest excuse that people have is we don't have time. The fact is that every person is given 24 hours, how come some people are able to do more work and other people are not able to do more work? It's time management. So as Muslims It is our obligation that we manage over time. Well, we stay away from time wasters. Things that eat up our time, consume our time, because talking away for hours and hours of discussing things over and over again, which are never going to bring any benefit. Watching TV endlessly, two hours every day. That's a lot of time, a lot of time.
And remember when you do something for the sake of Allah, Allah will give you Baraka
and when you abandon the deen, what does Allah say Fatah. So wait until your life becomes more challenging and difficult?
We should use our dunya to increase in our team and not make it as a hurdle in our do not take it as a hurdle as something that is stopping us from increasing from growing in our day.
And, you know, sometimes we think that because we are struggling in the way of Allah because we're doing behind the wave of law, our life should be very easy. But we see that once we start learning the Quran, once we start giving the talk of Allah and the deen then life has become a bit difficult. It does become challenging, you go to bed exhausted. Sometimes you don't have the energy inside of you anymore. Sometimes you're hurting all of your body, you're falling asleep and you feel physically weak. But the fact is, that this is why There's more reward for the one who does jihad.
And using that you will not be tested you will definitely be tested. You will definitely be put in difficult situations. Because Allah is checking Who are you giving priority to, to Allah, his messenger or to something else. And based on what you're giving priority to, is going to be your end in the hereafter.