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At-Taubah 38-52 Word-Analysis and Tafseer 38
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim
lesson number 105 sora Toba I am number 38 to 52.
Yeah, you had Latina Manu or you who have believed, Morocco comb, what is the matter with you? Either Kira comb that when it was said to you inferior FISA biloela go forth in the cause of Allah is called to
you adhered heavily to the earth, you claim to the earth, you refuse to go forth,
or a little bit higher to dunia middle era. Are you satisfied with the life of this world, rather than the Hereafter, familiar material higher to dunia fill activity.
But what is the enjoyment of worldly life compared to the Hereafter, except a very little
the beginning versus of sort of the tober war with regards to the VA?
What was the borrower, the declaration of this association from all of the machine.
And all of these beginning verses were revealed together at once. And their theme is all to the same.
The remaining verses of Surah tober. They are with regards to the Battle of the book.
There are with regards to the Battle of the book, The expedition of the book.
The Battle of the book was the last battle. It was the last battle in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam participated himself.
It was the last battle. And this expedition was led against the Romans. Who were the Romans.
They were Christians, basically the Roman Empire.
At that time, by Arabia, neighboring Arabia was the Roman Empire, and also the Persian Empire. So over here, in particular, the Romans.
Now why was this expedition taken? Why did the Prophet sallallahu Sallam go towards the Roman Empire, to have a battle with them?
When the prophets are loaded and returned from his name,
when he returned from the Battle of honey, he was informed that there was a threat of attack from the Romans. And that the Romans had gathered up their forces at Russia,
a sham at that time, it was a border between Arabia and the Roman Empire.
So the Romans had gathered up there, forces over there, and they were preparing to attack the Muslims.
And it wasn't just the Romans who have gathered over there, but they had ultimate alliances with the Arab tribes who were over there.
So together, all of them, were preparing to attack the Muslims.
And the prophets, Allah, Lord Hassan was also informed that the heraclius, the king of the Romans, he had supplied a year worth of supplies to the Roman army.
to basically, he provided an entire years supplies to the Roman army. So just imagine their number. Just imagine their wealth and just imagine how fully trained and how fully loaded they were to be able to attack the Muslims.
And this expedition, it took place in the year nine after his role in the Montauk project.
Now the question is, why were the Romans preparing to attack the Muslims? Why?
Because the Prophet sallallahu Sallam after he conquered Makkah, and then also after the conquest of her name, basically, after he fought against the tribes of her was an interfaith, what happened, the machine, their power was broken.
Their power was completely broken.
And the Muslims are rising as a unified power.
Up until now, the Arabs were scattered all over Arabia.
There was no single unified body of the Arabs rising together. They were all scattered up. And all of the time they were fighting against one another.
So the neighboring empires, the Romans, they never cared about the Arabs. Why?
There was nothing in Arabia it was desert, and besides, the Arabs were not a threat to them.
But now all of a sudden, these people are getting together under the banner of Islam. So the Romans, they consider the Muslims to be a threat to their power.
So because of that reason, they were preparing to attack the Muslims.
However, there was another reason as well.
And what was that?
Remember at the Treaty of her davia? What was one of the clauses?
One of the clauses of the Treaty of Arabia, that there was supposed to be no battle between the Muslims and the Muscatine for the next 10 years.
So the prophets what alone is Salim he took advantage of this time of peace? And what did he do? He sent messages of the hate of Islam, to different areas, to Arabia, as well as beyond.
So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam sent His messengers sent his ambassadors, his envoys were outside of Arabia as well, to convey the message of the heat to those people.
Because now the Muslims were saved. There wasn't supposed to be any battle between the Muslims and the majority. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam took advantage of this.
And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam sent his envoys His messengers all over. And as a result of that, many delegations came to Medina and became Muslim, at the end of the prophets, autoloaders Allah and accepted Islam.
Now all of these delegations of the prophets are a lot of Selim had sent, he sent one to a sham as well.
Again, where is a sham?
and He sent His messenger to who, to the Christians, in particular, to who to the Christian, so basically, the Roman Christians, which resided in the Byzantium Empire.
Now this delegation, that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam sent it consisted of 15 Muslims,
how many 50 and they were led by carp, even remade, Oliver,
they will not buy who carb even remain 11. Now, once the delegation reached there, they conveyed the message.
They met with rejection.
So basically, the Christians, they rejected them.
But they didn't only reject them, they actually attacked them. And they killed 12 out of those 15 Muslims, and only cared for the learner, he managed to return to Medina alive, but obviously he was wounded. So basically, he was the only survivor
12 of them were killed immediately over there.
Now, this was not just a murder of 12 people, what was this hostility shown towards towards Muslims, because if someone is killed because of his religion, then that is waging war against not just that one person and his family, but against all those people who had that religion.
And this was not just a matter of religion. This was the Romans showing hostility to the Arabs.
This was Romans waging war against Who? against the Arabs, so 12 of them were killed. The prophets Allah Allah said, obviously he was going to take action against them.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam also sent after this incident, and had it even as the, as an envoy. As an ambassador to the ruler of Basra. This is not Basra. What is it? busara with a domanda.
So he sent a letter to him to the ruler of Muslim.
On the way I had it, he met a man by the name of sharabi, even a moral person. So he was a Roman and sharabi. He was also a Roman officer, he was very close to the Roman king
should have been asked will Harris, where are you going? What are you doing over here? He was an Arab. So he asked him, What are you doing over here?
He said, I'm on my way to the ruler of Basra.
So I'm finding out that he was on his way to the ruler of Basra, he killed him.
Now, again, this was not just a murder of one person who was being killed the ambassador of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam,
the ambassador of Muslims, not just Muslims, but also the Arabs. Now just imagine a country, they send their ambassador to another country and they kill him.
Imagine, and it's not just the random people who kill him. It's actually the officers who kill him. Is that acceptable?
It's not acceptable. It's a great offense, and it's an offense to the entire nation.
So therefore, the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he took action against the Romans.
And how did you do that?
We learned that in the year eight after he drew in the month of dramatic oola. The prophet SAW The Lord has prepared an army of 3000 people,
how many 3000 and these 3000 Muslims they were led by Zaid, even
Led by who didn't Heard that? And he sent them towards Moo.
How's it spelled? meme well with the hands on it, and thermo Buta motor,
and motor is towards Syria, again a shot.
So why did he sent these 3000 people to MOCA,
to fight to the Romans?
How many Romans were there to face these Muslims? Any idea
how many Muslims were there? 3000 and how many Romans were there? 200,000.
And when the Muslims got there, there was a debate as to whether or not they should go forth, whether or not they should even fight the enemy.
And they thought of sending a letter to the prophets of Allah to them seeking his advice.
However, some companions who said, we should not do this, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam centers over here, we cannot retreat if we retreat if we return. And if we don't fight, this would be accepting defeat. So let's take benefit from this opportunity. Either it is martyrdom for us or victory. Because Allah subhana wa tada has promised us victory.
And the Muslims had experienced by now that it was not their numbers. It was not their numbers that brought them victory. What is it that brought them victory? It was their faith. It was resolved it was their trust upon Allah soprano died.
So what happened? The Muslims, they began fighting the Roman army.
This wasn't the year
it after Hitler was a prophet Sadat, or this element this army? No, it was 3000 Sahaba led by who they inherited
the profits out of those who had given instructions that if they don't learn who is martyred in the battle, then Jaffa even a good partner would replace him.
And if Jaffa even is martyred, then Abdullah Ivanova, he would succeed, but they don't.
So what happened, all of them fell one after the other.
One after the other. They lay down who got martyred. Jaffa Lerner, he also got martyred in the lab in LA, he also got market.
Now at this point, there was no leader in the Muslim army. And just imagine they're facing 200,000 people 200,000 Romans. So what happened the Muslims unanimously they agreed, imagine in the midst of the battle, they appointed harlot urban really to be their leader.
Hardly anyone really, who was he, up until now he had been fighting against the Muslims. Now he was leading the army of the Muslims,
and hardly been bullied was known, was famous for his war strategy. And at this point, he used war strategy. And what was that he began shuffling the wings of the Muslim army, the right side and the left side of the Muslim army. So basically, he sent the right side to the left side and left side to the right side.
And in the process, what he did was that he got a group of the Muslims, and he sent them forth from the middle. So it appeared to the Romans, that from the middle of the Muslim army, fresh reinforcements are coming in.
And the Romans weren't expecting that at all. So that was a shock for them. And they got frightened. And then colleague bullied, he used war tactics, and he began retreating, as if to show that the Romans were being surrounded by the Muslims, and they were being led by the Muslims into the heart of the desert. So basically, they let the Romans come in, and the Romans realized that we're being trapped.
And imagine they're only 3000 Muslims and 200,000 Romans. So he used war strategy and the Romans, they figured out that they're being trapped. So what did they do? They left the battlefield.
And the Muslims, they went back to Medina.
Now at this point, Harlan, even when he used war strategy to retreat from the battlefield, they did not run away from the battlefield, they did not flee from the battlefield. What did they do? They used war strategy. And remember, we learned earlier that in case of war strategy, it is permissible, because at this point is the Muslims continue to fight. They were only 3000 and the Romans were 200,000. It was extremely difficult. And the Muslims that lost only a few of them, about 15 or 20. Very few Muslims quite monitored in this battle, and they managed to return to Medina.
Now this battle was not decisive. This battle was not decisive. Because what happened the Romans left, nobody accepted their defeat. Nobody became victorious. It was not decisive
to the Muslims. When they went back to Medina and the Romans went back. The Romans they wish to attack the Muslims again
because for them this
was a great surprise. They thought Arabs who know nothing,
people who are very few number they cannot even stand against us. So they wanted to attack the Muslims and finish their power completely.
Therefore, in the year nine after Hitler, what did they do? They began collecting their forces at ashram in order to come and attack the Muslims in Arabia.
Understand? So when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam found out that the Romans are gathering up again, what did he do? He announced the Muslims that we have to go for battle, we have to go and attack the Romans.
So basically, he did not let the Romans come into Arabia and attack the Muslims over there.
And the prophets are a lot of them had only heard news about the Romans gathering up gathering together.
So the prophets are a lot of sudden he collected an army of how many 30,000 at the Battle of the book expedition of the book, how many Muslims were there 30,000.
But when the prophet SAW a lot of sort of informed the Muslims, or other when the people of Medina when they learned that the Romans were gathering up to attack the Muslims, what happened? fears spread amongst the believers, fear,
they became very afraid, they became very scared.
When they got to know that the Romans were gathering up to attack the Muslims, they became very scared. Why?
Because they have known about the Battle of Buddha, that the Romans were 200,000 at that time. Now, just imagine a year after if they're coming to break our power, how many would they be? How much more force would they bring with them? How much more resources would they bring with them? So obviously, the Muslims, they got afraid. And this fear is what has been mentioned in this idea that when you were told, go forth in the way of a law, what happened to you, you became scared, and you prefer to stay at home, you didn't want to go forth.
And this fear can be understood by a famous incident in which or modal the learner. He mentioned, that when the Prophet said a lot of sudden, he kept away from his wives for a month.
He swore an oath, and he said, I'm not gonna go to any of my wives, basically, it was a little upset, for some reason. So for a month, he stayed away from his wives are motivated, I know he had an unsightly friend.
And what they will do is that they will take turns to go and attend the prophets or lawless Adams gatherings. Why? So that one could go to work one day, the other could go to work the other day, and neither of them would miss what the Prophet Solomon was teaching. So whatever model they don't have missed out on his insight, a friend would come and tell him whatever he missed out on Ramadan, who would go and tell him.
So one day isn't 30 friend, he came back and he began knocking on the door, and the role model dinner, he said, What happened? Have the Romans come?
And he said, No, no, it's something much worse than that.
And he said, what he said, The Prophet sallallahu Sallam has left his wives because initially the people thought to the prophets out of others and had divorced all of them. And her mother Darren, whose daughter was the wife of the Prophet sympathizer.
So you can imagine how fearful the believers were in Medina, that any sound any news, like have Romans come, it was very scary for them. And on top of that, the people who are coming from a sham as traitors, in Medina, they are also bringing a news of the Roman army that the Romans have gathered up, this is how many they are, this is how much resources they have. And there are so many you cannot counter them. So because of this reason, there was a lot of fear amongst the Muslims, to face the Romans.
However, the Prophet sallallaahu, Selim despite all of that, he commanded that the Muslims must go and fight the Romans in Russia.
Because if the Romans were allowed, inside of Arabia, then what would happen, the hypocrites would join them. And this would result in great loss for the Muslims. And besides, up until now, people were very impressed by the military power of Muslims. So if the Muslims went from Medina to the book, if they went all the way to fight the Romans, this would further impress the people of the Muslims military power. And this was very important, because the Muslims were now rising as a major power.
And generally, when the prophet SAW the Lotus and would go for any battle, he would not tell the people as to where exactly they were going. Why because many of the times even the prophets that a lot of them would be unaware, isn't until, like, for example, when they went out for the Battle of budget, they didn't know they were going to go face an army when they left. However, at this point, the profits are lawless and I'm told everyone we are going to the booth
To face the Romans,
he made it known to everybody, it was very clear, clear instructions were given.
And at the same time, a clear command was given that everyone has to go, everyone must go, why?
why everyone, why not just a few people, or why not just those people who want to go.
Because each and every person was needed. The circumstances were such The situation was such that everyone services were needed.
For example, when a country goes to war,
sometimes what happens only the Army goes. But other times in other situations, every man who is able is required to participate in the army is an actor, even if he does not want to. And we have seen in history, this has happened several times, where people do not want to go for battle, but they're forced. Why? Because they're living in that country. And when the leader tells them, they have to go. Similarly, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam made it clear to everybody that everybody must go. So he sent word to Makkah, he sent word all over Arabia to all of the Muslims, telling them to gather up so that they could go and fight the Romans.
Now, this journey was supposed to be a very difficult journey. Why? Because first of all, a sham is very far from Medina,
very far, it's about 500 kilometers plus, at the same time,
the weather, it was extremely hot. And on top of that, there was drought.
So just imagine,
just imagine how difficult it must have been for the people to go.
And on top of that, they didn't even have enough resources. They didn't even have enough resources.
It is said that about 18 people 18 people would share a candle.
Just imagine not to 18.
And there were times where the Muslims ran out of food completely. You know what they would eat? leaves. They ran out of food completely.
And there were times when they had to slaughter their camels, which were very dear to them. Because if you slaughter your camel, then what will you write on? But they have to slaughter their camels? Why do you get food as well as the water that had been stored in the stomach of the camel, you know, camels how they drink,
they drink a lot of water at once, and they're stored inside their stomachs. Now, just imagine the difficulty, the hot weather, the heat of the desert, and the lack of resources that you need water, you're desperate for water. So imagine the camels were slaughtered and the water that was stored inside the stomach of the camel that people would drink in order to survive.
So, it was an extremely difficult journey, and people knew that this journey would be very difficult. And on top of that, you have to face the Romans who are a superpower.
So, when this sense of fear was amongst the Muslims, or this feeling of reluctance of hesitation, where people were not willing to go forth immediately, Allah subhanaw taala says, Yeah, you are Latina amanu or you have believed Malecon What is wrong with you? What happened to you? Why did this happen? This is different interrogation is for the purpose of Toby's. What does that mean?
reproach as well as income, that you should not be like this. This should not have been the case. Morocco, what is wrong with you? What happened to you that either feel unwelcome, when it was said to you by who? But the prophets Allah Lotus Allah.
Clearly he instructed that in federal fee, Sabina let go forth in the way of Allah. Instead of going forth. What did you do is to in and out, you heavily weighed down to the earth.
You clung to the earth, you refuse to go forth, you became very hesitant. You became very reluctant, whereas the prophets are a lot of them he commanded you. Either Peter Drucker, he commanded you very clearly, as I mentioned to you, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam made it known to people as to where they were going, and he made it incumbent on everyone that they must go.
When it comes to jihad, there are two levels of jihad of the command for jihad. One is for key fire. What does it mean by that? That it's an obligation upon the nation as a whole. And in that case, if some people do it, then everybody's okay.
Like, for example, if a Muslim nation has a standing army,
whenever there's a need that army goes for every single individual is not going
Who's going for
only a few people. And when they are going forward, this is sufficient for everyone else, just as solid origin as every single person does not have to pray. However, some people must pray, because if they don't, if nobody does, that everybody will be held responsible.
But there is another case in which he had becomes forced to iron.
It becomes an obligation upon every single individual,
when it becomes an obligation upon every single individual when each person is required to participate.
This command was a word for the iron. So when the prophets are allowed, Islam commanded you, inferior feasibility, let go forth in the way of Allah. influence on the fetters nonfat Neff, Otto, and Nevada literally means to scatter,
If there is a huge number of people, if there is a huge gathering of people, even if they're together in one place, they will be scattered all over that area, isn't it, you will rarely find all of those people together sitting in one place, they will be scattered all over the area.
The word Nevada, when the word is used with
when the word Nevada is used with Iran, it means to be averse to somebody
do abstain from going towards it.
When the word Nevada is used with Illa, Nevada, either, it means to run toward something,
to rush towards something with enthusiasm.
And when the word Nevada is used with fi like over here, it means to go forth in the cause of in the way
for the sake of
you understand, so never a fee in fuel fee, meaning go forth in the cause of go forth in the way.
And when a leader when an Imam, when he says to his people in funeral, then everyone is called for the service. Everyone must go not just the soldiers, but every single individual.
And from this, the word Nuffield is used for an army. What is it used for an army, which army that goes forward for battle?
To understand, now follow is to go out for battle.
Now for a fee to go forth, in battle, for the sake off in the cause of
so when you were told, go forth in the way of Allah, meaning towards the book, and the book is how far from Medina about 500 kilometers Plus,
you were told to go out in the way of Allah meaning for jihad.
What was your reaction instead of going forth immediately. It's also a lot of you weighed heavily to the earth is circleboom is from the root letters sell off land. Second,
what does that mean?
So the heavy and the circle, the circle is to feel the burden of something,
to feel the burden of something to find something burdensome
to find something burdensome.
And it's not just to find something burdensome, but it is to bend down, do find it very difficult to move
to continue going forward because of the weight.
Like for example, if you're carrying a heavy bag,
physically, it's very heavy, it's going to be very difficult for you to move to go on. Unless if that bag has wheels on it.
Otherwise you have to carry it, it's going to be extremely difficult for you.
So as a therapist is to feel the burden of something to feel burdensome, and because of that burden, to feel unable to go forth.
And sometimes this weight this burden is tangible. And other times it is intangible,
isn't it? Sometimes if you're carrying a heavy bag, it's difficult for you to go for. Other times if you have a load of worries and fears in your mind. Even if you're not carrying anything in your hand it's going to be extremely difficult for you to keep going on. Isn't it? You get overwhelmed. You're like this is too much. I can't continue. This is getting very difficult. This is what the faculties
so you thought of going out for the sake of a loss of panatela to be
Something very burdensome. What happened to you? This should not have been your reaction. When the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told you that you have to go, then you should have gone forth. Why did you come to LLR? Why did you feel sluggish? Why did you feel very burdensome and you wish to stay back home is Appleton elope? And why is this been set up, meaning you adhered heavily to the earth, to the comfort of this life, to the enjoyment of this life.
As I mentioned to you, that season was off drought. And it was also extremely hot. And to cross through the desert, with limited resources was something very scary, very daunting. And because it was very daunting for some people, some people do not wish to go for it, in the way of almost penta.
And remember, this is not about the hypocrites, who is being addressed in this ayah. Yeah, and you and Edina. So we see that when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told the believers we have to go, the believers responded in different ways. First of all, there was the group of believers who responded immediately, they said, let's bake. Amongst them were who
are model to learn first model dinner, so many companions, the settler bake immediately.
There were some other believers who were hesitant initially, they hesitated initially, but then eventually, they went along with the Muslims.
They were hesitant at the beginning, they thought, Oh, my God, this is very difficult. What are we doing, you're serious, we can do this.
Thirdly, there was a group of those who remain behind because of a genuine reason. Because of some, they weren't able to go forth. There was a genuine reason preventing them from going out in the way of a loss.
And fourthly, there were those who remain behind only because of procrastination, and laziness. Is that okay? I'll go one day. Okay, maybe tomorrow, maybe next week, and I'll go and catch up with the Muslims. While the Muslims are preparing the Yes, I will also prepare, but right now I'm too busy. Next week, I'll start preparing. Tomorrow, I will start preparing. But this continued until the Muslims went and they returned.
So there were some believers who didn't even go forth for the battle. Why? Only because of procrastination and laziness. So who is being addressed over here? Those who were hesitant initially, as well as those who remain behind and did not go forward.
What happened to you, you are given a clear command, you are supposed to go out in the way of a lot. But you stayed back at home is ultimately earth. And you didn't want to go forth in the way of Allah. Allah Litem inherited dunya is it that you have become very happy and pleased and content with the life of this world? Why didn't you go forward? What stopped you what prevented you?
Is it that you're so happy with your comfort in your homes, that you didn't want to go out in the way of Allah? Because there was drought.
in Medina, there was going to be shade. under the trees, there was also going to be cold water, there was also going to be dead fresh food. Now imagine somebody is leaving all of this. And he's going where? Where is he going?
To the battle after.
And when was this after the Battle of her name after the victory of her name after the conquest of Makkah.
And the Muslims, up until this point, they had had several victories, and they're also gained a lot of war booty. And for the past eight years, what had the Muslims been engaged in mainly battle. And now was the time that when they had come back home from the conquest of Makkah, the conquest of grenade, now was the time to relax.
Now's the time to enjoy your freedom to enjoy your peace. And all of a sudden you were told, there is an expedition which is much more difficult than any expedition that you undertook.
It'll lead them they had to do that, after all this hard work. You want to take it easy, and stay at home and relax. But don't leave them in high atonia. This is not the way of the believer. His way is a constant toil. Constantly he's working and striving in the way of Allah subhanaw taala. No matter what he has done, he never thinks that is enough. He keeps going on.
It'll delete them and hire to dounia if you're content with them
life of this world meaning instead of the Hereafter, then remember that thermometer or hieratic dooney I feel a karate in agony, then the enjoyment, the pleasure of this worldly life, filled in comparison to the Hereafter is nothing in Napoli except only a little bit.
The enjoyment of the Hereafter is much greater. And the enjoyment of this dunya is very little.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, the life of this world, compared to the Hereafter, is just like when one of you dips his finger in the sea,
dip your finger in the sea, just imagine,
let him contemplate how much of it his finger would carry. How much water will your finger take out from the sea? That is the enjoyment of this world. And the enjoyment of the Hereafter is how much the rest of the sea.
This is the matter of dunya compared to the benefit, the enjoyment of the hereafter.
this dunya is very shortly,
it will pass in the blink of an eye, whereas the hereafter it is eternal. If you look at it, if a person lives in this dunya for 100 years, and he lives a life of enjoyment, no hardship, eventually, where is he going to end up in the grave? How long will he stay there perhaps 1000s of years. And then on top of that, the Day of Judgment itself is 50,000 years. And in the final destination, it's hardly been a feature of other what is the dunya compared to the hereafter?
So you have become happy and content with this worldly life. That because of this, you don't want to go forth in the way of Allah subhanaw taala.
Under Aziza Hasn't he narrated that his father said when Abdullah Aziz had been one, who was he
was even more one.
He was basically one of the leaders of the Muslims after the cola fellowship and much later. So he was one of the leaders of the Muslims much later after the whole of our Rashidi.
So when this person when he was dying, this dimension, he'd been living as a king as a ruler for so many years. He said, Bring the shroud that I will be covered with, so that I can see it. Bring it to me, the shroud that I will be covered in my coffin so that I can see it, I can inspect it.
When it was placed before him, he looked at it. And he said, Is this what I will end up with from this life?
This whole linear that I have lived in all these years that I've enjoyed, I enjoyed so many clothes, I enjoyed so many foods. I enjoyed my house, I enjoyed so much all of that. I'm going to leave it behind. And what am I going to take with me, this one piece of garment.
One Piece of garment, which is only a few yards. He then turned his back and he cried. And he was saying war to you or life or to your life, your abundance is truly little. Your abundance is truly default. And your level is shortly.
The benefit of this dunya is very little. And that level is also short lived. It's not that long, only for a few years. And we were deceived by you.
We were deceived by you. We were fooled by you. We thought this dunya is so important. This comfort of this life is so important that even when the messenger is telling us we have to go for it. What is our reaction, we want to stay back at home.
We want to enjoy the shades. We want to enjoy the fresh food and water.
We don't want to put an effort. We've done enough for so many years. It's our time to take a break now to relax and have some fun.
You see, the journey to the book was a long one, the enemy was also much greater. And the provisions were also very short.
There were also very short. Obviously this journey was very daunting. And there were some people who were afraid, who are hesitant
when it comes to serving the dean, when it comes to learning the when it comes to working for the team. There are two types of people.
One is of those who serve the team and take it at the level of sacrifice.
That no matter what situation in life they're in, no matter how hard and difficult and daunting the task may seem. They still do it. Why
Because they have committed themselves to serving the DEA,
no matter what situation in life they're in, no matter how daunting The task is, they will still do it.
They will sacrifice their sleep, they will sacrifice their comfort, their free time, their break their holidays, everything. Why? To serve the DEA?
Because the dean is their priority.
As we learned earlier, instead of the Toba, they'll call in kind of other avenues, if all of these people and all of these things are more beloved to you, than there is a problem, what should a believer give priority to in his life,
Allah, His Messenger and struggling in the way of Allah.
So one group is of such people. And there is another group of people who serve those who strive for the only when it is convenient for them.
Only when it is convenient for them, when they see some immediate benefit, when they see some immediate gratification when they don't have to put in too much effort, when the work is not too difficult, when it does not require them to sacrifice anything from their personal life.
If they have extra time, when they have done everything else, then what will they do? They will give those few hours, few moments, few months, few weeks for what for the day.
But the prime of their life, the main time, where does it go? Where does it go? For the dunya to satisfy themselves.
So there are two types of people. One are those who serve the deen only when it's convenient for them.
And those, on the other hand, who serve the dean, not just when it is convenient for them, but every time some work is needed.
They don't look at themselves. They don't look at their situation.
What do they look at the situation that the dean is
the work that is needed, the work that is required.
And this is what Allah subhanaw taala wants from us
and until and unless the Euro becomes more important to a person it becomes more real, it becomes his main goal. He cannot sacrifice for D
if dunya is a target if dunya is a priority, then what will a person do? He will work for the deen part time and full time for the dunya.
But as the Hereafter is his priority, then he will work for the hereafter full time and for the dunya only part time.
So in this ayah who is being addressed those people who remain behind from the expedition only because of personal reasons. They didn't think it was convenient for them to go forth for the battle.
But what is the lesson in this if for us? What is the lesson in this ayah for us?
that we have to strive for the deen whether we are comfortable, whether we find it convenient or not.
Because we should not be looking at ourselves What should we be looking at the team?
If reading the deen is more important to us, then we will not look at our own comfort. We will not look at our own sleep. We will not say oh I've been working for so long. I need a break. No