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Ibrahim 18-34 Word Analysis and Tafsir 24-26
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an altar okay for barra de la who met Helen Have you have considered how Allah presents an example? An example of what Kelly Martin for you Burton? A good word. A good statement. What is it like? cashew rotten to you, but in the example of a good word is like a good tree. And what is a good tree? Us Lou has saboten whose route his firm will follow through half his summer and its branches are high in the sky. This is the example of a good word of a good statement. A loss of parent it says lm thought okay. Have you not considered how? What kind of example, Allah subhanaw taala has given
us Allah has given us many, many examples in the Quran. Why? So that we are better able to understand what he is telling us about what he is warning us off what he's encouraging us to do.
Now, the question is what is an example what is a method
method is to show something abstract through something that is concrete, something that is not tangible. You give it a tangible form, so that the person can understand it, so that the person can see it. Because many people, they're visual. If you talk to them, they're not able to understand but you show them a picture. You show them what you're telling them about you show them what you're describing, and they get it. This is why they say that a picture is worth 1000 words. Because when you explain something through an example, through something tangible through something concrete, a person can better understand it. Now, over here, the example is being given a word of Kalamata, like
you better have a good word.
If you look at it, a good word. A good statement, a good speech, is it something tangible? Can you touch words? Can you see words?
Unless if they're written that's something different, but a word that is uttered? Can you see the sound waves? No. Can you touch them? Can you feel them? No, you cannot. So it's not something that is tangible. But Allah subhanaw taala gives us the example, which will give a tangible form to the words that are good so that we can better understand.
Now the example is being given a word Kalamata play button. Kadima is a word, a statement, that is uttered the statement, a word that is uttered, it could be good, it could be bad,
but the word tayyiba which is a cipher of kalama, that shows that Kalamata a button is a good word. Now, what is a good word? What is a good statement? What is it referring to? First of all, galima tanto de Botton refers to the good statement the good word of a man which is accepting and believing in the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala Kalamata yerba meaning lair ilaha illa Allah when a person believes in it, and when a person pronounces it, and this is the foundation of
foundational email, this is what a man is based upon. This is what correct actions are based upon. So Kelly Martin for you baton La ilaha illAllah many of you may have memorized in your childhood. The first Kadima is by you and play of his buck clean.
And what is that? La ilaha illa Allah so now you know where that comes from.
So Kelly Matangi button is a statement of the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala believing in that and affirming that law in the law secondly, Kalamata you button is understood as any word any statement in which a loss of liquor is this B is the mean is mentioned. Because that is also a good word.
Like for example, saying soprano law saying 100 and
all of these words are play they're good. So Kelly, Matangi button, any word any statement in which they could hit the sphere is that made is mentioned. Thirdly, Kalamata anti button also applies to any good statement, any good statement, any good word, any good speech that a person utters
and in particular, the statement of Allah subhanaw taala and the statement of who the prophet SAW
Although it is no
because the word of Allah, that is understood as a sin and Hadees Allahu mesilla Arsenal Hadees and what is that? The Quran? So kalemegdan Paiva the Quran, and this also includes the statements of the Prophet sallallahu sallam.
For example, the most known cow that we learn about this is what a good word a good statement. The best speech is that a la soprano turn and the statements that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam uttered, they're also Kadima.
So, the example of a good word is gaushala tentativa. Like a tree that is pure,
according to others, Kalimantan Paiva over here is referring to the believer, who says the good word, who says the good word who says the Karima Toshiba, who has belief in his heart, who believes in that Illa Illa Allah and he also says, let you know.
So Kalimantan Paiva will basically understand it in two ways. First of all, the actual statement, whether it is either in the law or it is some US News article, or it is the Quran, or it is some other words in which the vicar of Allah is mentioned.
Secondly, we will understand Kadima can play button as the person who says Kalamata flavor.
So the example of this is cashew, rotten Paiva. Like a good tree? And what is this good tree? What is a slave tree? Is this any tree, which is very healthy, which is very tall, which is very good, which is very productive? No, it's a specific tree. And what is that tree? It's the data.
How do we get that meaning from the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam.
Because the dead pan, it has many, many good qualities. It's a very unique tree.
It has many great qualities, especially the fact that it leaves they don't shed, it's evergreen. It's always green, no matter what the weather is like. It's always green, whether it's hot or cold, or normal. Whatever the weather is, the street stands strong. And Phil,
we learned that he has recorded that are the live and are much lower on who he said that we were with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam. When he asked, tell me about a tree that resembles the believer, the leaves of which do not fall in summer or winter, and it gives its fruit at all times by the leave of its Lord. So how did he describe this tree?
First of all, it's like a Muslim. Secondly, its leaves do not fall in the summer or winter. And thirdly, it gives its fruit at all times by the permission of its Lord. It doesn't mean that every time you go to the tree, it has fruit. What it means is that every time the season of picking fruit comes, this tree has produced fruit.
Seven, out of the nine who he said, I thought of the date palm tree, but I felt shy to answer when I saw that Abu Bakar and aroma lay down who did not talk. So he was very young at that time, he was a son of a model the learner he was very young. So he felt shy to speak when the other Sahaba were silent.
When they did not give an answer, the prophets are allowed a certain set here. And
he said it is the data. So when we departed from what he said, when we departed, I said to my father, that oh my father By Allah, I thought that it was the day tree. I mean, I knew it was a dead tree. So he said, Why did you not speak them? So I said, I saw you were silent. And I felt shy to say anything, almost said that had you said it, it would have been more precious to me than such things, meaning that it would have been better for me, I would be more happy than getting all of these things of the dunya they would not be as valuable to me as opposed to you giving that answer to the prophets of Allah. So what does this teach us? That when a question is asked, and we know the
answer, what should we do?
What should we do?
Answer speak. Because remember that Allah remove Yoli urbane and higher, he will keep knowledge, it's wasted. You don't get it. If you have higher or higher meaning. China's too much China's that I'm doing barriers to speak. I don't know I can't speak on the microphone. I can't share my comment. I can't give the answer. Everybody's going to look at me. My voice is going to be heard by everyone know, a person should not be shy when it comes to this.
And secondly, arrogance that what if I'm wrong if I'm wrong, I'll be corrected. There'll be humiliation front of everyone know the student of knowledge should not have these two qualities when it comes to seeking.
So we see that the date boundary
is the Karma Yoga Karma Yoga is like the date function.
How does Allah subhanaw taala define this tree that also has saboten. Its root is Sabbath, also is the foundation, the root the basis of something.
So over here It refers to the root of the data, and Sabbath from the root letter set but firm fixed established, the root is firm in the ground. well thought through her and its branches. flutter is used for branch twig, a section of something.
So the branches of this tree are fixed summer in the sky.
Because if you look at it, the branches of the date bomb where do they go out from?
From where from the top, you don't see the branches starting at the very bottom, you don't see that.
The branches are all the way at the top. So a photograph is some at its branches are up in the sky, meaning they are high,
they are very high. So, the good word is like the good tree which Allah subhanaw taala defines as a tree having a very firm root and its branches being up in the sky.
How do we relate this with a good word?
If you look at it, if Kadima Paiva is understood as La ilaha illAllah, then where is this firmly grounded in the heart of a believer
firmly grounded a slower saboteur in the heart of the believer. And when the root is Fern it is established, then obviously the tree is going to grow.
So when there is a man, there are going to be some actions will follow through have for some at its branches are going to be up in the sky. So the branches refer to
the branches refer to actions on the apostle refers to email. And phone refers to actions.
If you look at it, amen. What does that include?
It includes your cleaning the heart, affirmation at the tongue, and also armor on the water. And we see this in the date bomb as well.
That the root is firm. It's firmly established. There's your cane, and then there is also armor, that the branches, they're up in the sky. And what it means by the branches is that the good deeds are always ascending. The good deeds are always ascending up to the sky. Why? Because a person is constantly involved in doing something good when he has the foundation of Eman.
And according to their studies, what do we learn that the believer is like a shadow believer whose root is firm, meaning the believer he stands firm with his email in all circumstances, his email and his firm. And that is the foundation of all of his deeds. And because of that he has stability.
Many times what happens when people are studying the Quran, or when people learn about something. And their Eman grows, their Eman increases, what are they afraid of?
What are they afraid of?
That what if I change? What if I don't remain like this? What if I go back to how I was before.
Many times people have this fear. And many times people do change the way they were before they go backwards. Why?
Because their foundation is not strong.
They're found foundation is not strong. It's not firm. They don't have a connection with the Quran. Because remember, Kalamata Eva, is not just La ilaha illAllah. But it also applies to the Quran. They don't have a firm basis, when they don't have a firm basis, obviously, how are they going to grow? How are they going to continue to stand in different circumstances, when the root of a tree is firm, only then it can bear storms and floods and heat and strong winds only then it can bear that. But if the basis is not strong, if the root is not strong, then what's going to happen?
It can easily be yanked out of the ground very easily it can be pulled out.
So what makes the believer step first is his Eman is his constant connection with the Quran. And when he has that, then his branches are up in the sky constantly. There are good deeds that are ascending. Good actions they're ascending all the time by day and by night. And why is that? So? Because the foundation is strong.
And this tree Allah says do de una cola Hainan. It gives its fruit at all times.
Every time all time meaning each
time of harvest. Each time that the fruit is to be picked this tree it produces fruit. There is a lot of fruit to be picked up from the street. Cocoa refers to the date.
So to the Okuda cola Hainan each time of harvest, this tree has something to give, meaning it is beneficial all the time. And this happens how we in Europe behave by the permission of its Lord, by the defeat of Allah soprano.
And this is how the believer is as well
that at every occasion at every time he proves to be beneficial, he proves to be productive, how, by the trophies of Allah soprano.
wildly will love will unsettledness and Allah strikes examples for the people why there are no home yet a Corona so that they can take heat, so that they can reflect and remember.
So, we see that in this ayah. Another characteristic another quality of the day Thomas mentioned
that the tree is always producing fruit. Similarly, the believer is also always performing good deeds, whether it is summer, or winter, day or night, he is constantly engaged in doing something good.
If you consider the characteristics of a date palm. First of all, if you look at it a date from his is of many different guides.
If you look at it, there are many different types of dates. So this shows to us there are many different types of date forms as well. So this shows to us there are many kinds of kalimat that are good.
Kalamata yoga does not just include law in the law, but as I told you, it includes the Muslim car, it includes different car in which there is that the sphere that the meat of the last panel data. Similarly, it also includes the Quran. Many times what happens when we start doing a particular good deed, we just become focused on that and we forget everything else.
Secondly, if you look at it, the date palm tree, the trunk is usually straight, and also very tall.
And this makes the date palm very unique.
If you see many trees, different types of trees, and in the middle, you see a date bump, can you see it standing out? Isn't it, you can see it standing out always. And you know it's a palm tree. Whereas other trees, you don't know if it's a fruit tree, you don't know if it's apple tree or whatever, you have no idea you have to look at it carefully and people who really have knowledge they can tell. But generally, you see the data and you can point it out immediately it stands out because of the way it is. Similarly, a believer is also distinct from the masses, he stands out.
It doesn't mean that you have to be different from everybody. What does it mean? That your good deeds that your goodness, your luck, it will shine through automatically. The slight use of various Sam,
everybody seemed to be a Morrison, his character was always shining forth. He was always standing out in his seat in his son, in his commitment in his honesty in his good behavior, always standing up.
Also look at it a date palm tree, its roots are normally very thick. The roots of the data are very thick, and they're also very deep. It is said that generally there are four to 10 meters deep, four to 10 meters deep, the data.
Whereas other trees the roots are generally stretched out. And they're like small veins. But the roots of the data bond they are thick, and they're extremely deep blue hair habit and what does it show
that a believer Eman is firmly deeply rooted in his heart deeply rooted.
The stronger the man a person has, the more he can do, the more steadfast he will be.
The weaker the man a person has, the less good DT will produce
and less stability will he have.
We also see that the taller the date bomb, the deeper and stronger the roots. If there's a datum that is very dialed in, you know that the roots are also very, very deep. So what does it show? The stronger the man, the stronger the actions.
The deeper the men, the more high are the actions. So if you feel that you're falling down in your actions, you're not progressing in your armor. Then what does it mean? A man needs to be worked on. A man needs to be strengthened.
How does a person strengthen his Eman?
by reciting the Quran by reading the Quran, again and again,
not just in class remember what I emphasize and reading the Quran, I want you to know that reading the Quran does not just mean doing your lesson or sitting in between class. reading the Quran means taking out time from your day and your night, sitting alone and reciting the Quran reflecting on the ayah
and reciting them in Salah. This is what strengthens the mind of a person,
then we also see that the date palm tree, it is not start growing right away. It does not grow immediately. The roots, first they grow, they become firm. And then the tree begins to grow upwards. So what does it show to us that a man must be strengthened first. And then actions, they're a result of email.
Many times what happens when we tell people to do something? We just tell them what to do what not to do, for example, children, but we don't tell them why. There's no emphasis on a man. And as a result, what happens? They don't listen, they don't obey, or they will away just in front of you. But when they're alone, they will not care.
Similarly, we see that the date palm tree is evergreen. It's always green, the branches, they never shed their leaves. What does it show that the believer is not seasonal?
The true believer is not seasonal. It's not that in the month of Ramadan, he's reciting Quran and he's praying. And for the rest of the year, he's forgotten about everything. No, the believer is not seasonal. Similarly, it's not that he has a lot of demand when he's at a level that when she's a little older.
She's praying bring her son, bring on time praying with everybody and the rest of the time. completely opposite no similarity, we see that if the tree is evergreen,
it's always been beneficial. What is it shows that a believer does not waste time
to the akula cola when he does not waste time, he does not leave out opportunities, he does not say I have done enough. Let me take a break now. I went in the morning to school. Now let me spend two, three hours watching a movie. No, a believer never wastes time. Everything that he does, he does it in order to please last
in a way that would please unless a predator.
Then we also see that the fruit of the data. Regardless of the type, it's always sweet, the fruit that is edible, that is eaten, the date that is eaten, it's always sweet. Generally what happens if you pick an apple, you don't know if it's gonna be sweet, and you actually eat it.
You got a watermelon. You get a pear, you got grapes, you have no idea how it's going to taste whether it's going to be sweet, or sour or what until you actually eat. Sometimes it turns out to be completely bland. But a date you know it's going to be sweet.
There is no doubt about that. It's always going to be sweet. What does this show that you can always expect good from a believer.
You can always expect good from somebody.
He does not say no.
He does not break his promises or not fulfill His Word. No. You can always expect good firm believer. We all see the fruit of the dead bomb.
It's very beneficial. It's very sweet. And it's high in sugar. And if you're low in sugar and you eat it, you feel very energized. Sometimes if you're not able to have breakfast, and you just have two or three dates, they're sufficient for you until the break time. It happens so many times doesn't it? You're out of energy, you didn't get a chance to eat anything. They just throw a date in your mouth and you can survive. It gives you a lot of energy. Right I'm sure you experienced this. So similarly, the actions of a believer are beneficial to those who are around him.
They're beneficial to those who are around he does not harm other people. He's always thinking about benefiting other people. And when another person meets the believer he feels energized.
He feels as though his Eman has increased.
And if you look at it every part of the date bomb. It's utilized. It's used for something or the other from the bark to the leaves to the date stone every single part of the date bomb can be used. So a believer uses his entire self to serve the believer use his entire body his entire self serving you may wonder, okay, I can use my tongue. I can use my hands perhaps to write something I can use my mind
But what about my legs? How can I use them. For example, when you're sitting in class, and your legs may be hurting, think of it this way that I'm using my legs
for the sake of a loss of 100. Similarly, you're writing
and your hand is hurting, or you're looking, you're listening, you're reading, this is what you're using different parts of your body, to serve the deen to worship Allah subhanaw taala. Similarly, when you're reciting in the class, sometimes you have to speak out very loud, you have to use your lungs, and you have to use your mouth and you have to use different parts of your mouth. Think of it this way, I'm using every inch of my body, every part of my body, why to worship Allah to gain his pleasure, just like the dead palm, whose every bit is beneficial, every bit can be used every bit is useful.
So similarly, I will use my time, my energy, my ability, my resources, every part of my body for the sake of almost anger, and I will do with my body. What Allah subhanaw taala likes,
then we also see that the benefit that reaches others from the date bomb is be ignored by the permission of its Lord.
So a person should always remember that if he's able to do something, then it is vital field of almost
ultimately look at a date palm tree. It brings you a sense of happiness. It is so unique. It's so different. It's like an umbrella.
It's like an umbrella you feel happy. So similarly a believer is like an umbrella for other people. He also comforts other people, he advises other people, he is a source of comfort for them, he's a source of happiness for them. Not that when other people seeing him, they become worried and scared.
Then also we see that a date palm tree is very strong, and it can survive on less water even
if you think about it. The palm trees are generally in what areas deserts if you try to grow a date palm over here, I'm sorry, it won't last No matter how much you dry. They grow in hot climates
where the climate is not that favorable.
Similarly, your Eman strengthens and it grows and it goes deeper and becomes firm in what circumstances difficult circumstances
What do we want ease all the time? We want comfort all the time. But the fact is that when you're going through a difficult situation only then will you do sub only then will you have to work only then will your Eman increase
this is how the date palm tree grows and this is how a person's a man grows as well.
Similarly, the dead farm it survives in the most difficult situations even.
But generally, what do people do in favorable situations and easy situations they will do many types of good deeds, but when it becomes difficult, they give up
but the dead boundary to the bucola. Hakuna Hainan all the time, not just at times when things are in his favor, but also in unfavorable in harsh conditions as well.
And we see that the day palm tree it does not cease to produce fruit, despite the harsh conditions. No matter how hot it is, no matter how severe the climate is. Still the dead farm will produce fruit. Similarly, the believer, he does good all the time.
Whether he said or he's very happy, whether he is going through difficulty in his life, or he is going through ease. He constantly works. There is no break for him. He never takes a break.
Many times we think that oh because you know it's getting too difficult for me I have too many things to do. Therefore, let me reduce this. Let me start doing this No, a believer is constantly doing good, no matter how the conditions are, whether they are favorable, or they're unfavorable. Also, we see that the day pump in its form. It is strict. Likewise, the believer is straightforward. If you look at it, it doesn't grow one way and then there's a branch coming out of another place. No, it's straight. Similarly, a believer is also straightforward. He does not have double standards double policies. He's clear and simple, straightforward.
Also, if you look at it the date palm tree, it takes its provision from both the sky and the earth, the water or the nourishment from the soil, as well as sunlight and water from the sky.
Similarly, the believer also takes as nourishment from where,
from, from the Quran from the revelation, because that is what this that comes down from the sky spiritual provision. So believer uses provision in order to survive, and what provision spiritual provision
and we see that
a date, it is beneficial in all of its stages.
The date, the fruit of the tree, it's beneficial in all of its stages.
When it's ripe, when it is dry, and even when it's early stages, you have dates that are not soft, they're still hard and crunchy and juicy. Similarly, you've had dates that are ripe, and you've had dates that are dry.
So a date is always beneficial in whatever stage that is in. Similarly, the believer is also beneficial is also productive in whatever stage of life he is in.
If he's too young, he doesn't say I don't know much right now. I'm too young to do anything.
When he's an adult, he does not say I'm too busy with other things. No. When he's too old, he doesn't say I've done enough know when he's young, when he is an adult when he is older. In every stage of life, the believer is beneficial he's doing something or the other to serve the deen of Allah soprano.
On the other hand, there is the example of
kalama that his hobbies
were methodically meeting and the example of a statement that is hobbies a thing that is impure. That is bad, is like, Khashoggi rotten like a tree that is kabisa that is bad. A statement that is bad is like a tree that is bad.
Now what does it mean by bad statement? a bad word. a bad word is understood as the statement of cover
because this is being used in contrast to the statement of Eman
so we're getting matanga was La ilaha illAllah. Karima kabisa is some Karima of shape, some column of copper.
Or for example, Kalimantan. kabisa can also refer to saying the Kalamata yerba, but with nifa.
And similarly, calibers and kabisa can also be used for other bad words, evil words that people use. So the example of bad words is like a shadow rotten habito like a battery. And what is the battery
to set main focal? It is uprooted from above the earth would you do that from the reflectors? gM says that just and just is to uproot something, to pull something out of its root
to pull something out of its root. And Jesse, sir, is a bomb that has been uprooted and has been planted elsewhere.
Jesse, so what you just said, it has been uprooted men Falcon out from above the earth and this type of tree whose roots are taken out man ahead, there is not for it men cannot any stability, it will have no stability and when it has no stability, obviously, is it going to have branches? Is it going to have actions? No. Is it going to produce any fruit? No, no fodder and No.
No actions and no
benefit that is brought to the people no deeds no rewards.
So just as an uprooted tree has no stability, it cannot grow it cannot give fruit. Similarly, a person without a man has no stability in his life, or in his deeds. If he does perform any deeds, they will be blown away like ashes, they will have no merit, they will have no reward whatsoever. So this is the example of first of all Cooper and secondly, of nifa.
Secondly, of Norfolk,
for the Arabs, this kind of tree
shatta Ratan cabeza, that is what it is set min Falcon, mela Herman Cora, this type of tree was the handle tree had known law law.
And this tree, it has thorns, it's very thorny. It's the fruit is also very bitter. And the roots are so close to the surface of the earth that it can be easily uprooted.
It can be uprooted very easily. So first of all, we see that it's thorny secondly, its fruit is not sweet at all. And thirdly, it does not have any stability.
Similarly, we see that a person who does not have firm he man, then what happens to him one difficulty. And there, he leaves the team.
He leaves it, he comes out of it. Or, for example, the person is doing something, he starts doing something good. He finds something challenging, and he gives up, man, I'm in no stability at all. No perseverance, no commitment, no commitment at all, he gives up. Why? Because the foundation is not for
similarity, because there is no firm foundation, there is no good results, there is no produce, there is no productivity. There are no good actions.
Similarly, it's tarney. When people come close to him, when people try to talk to him, they know they're going to get hurt. They know they'll get abused.
We have to analyze ourselves. Are we like this? Are people afraid to talk to us?
thinking that if they speak to us, we will say something harsh to them, as a result of which they will begin to cry?
What do people think about us? Do they always expect good from us good advice from us? Or do they always expect some kind of negative harsh behavior from us?
Similarly, the actions that we do, are they beneficial for people? Or are they harmful? Are they a burden? Or are they creating ease for people, we have to analyze ourselves in the light of this.
And we see that
the foundation is so important that if the foundation is there, then the tree will grow. If the foundation is weak, then the tree will not grow.
It all begins with the foundation. This is the love of Allah subhanaw taala anything that you have, you have the foundation to if you don't, it will not remain firm.
Similarly, for us to remain firm on our actions and our good deeds and our good behavior, what is needed a good foundation and how's that strengthened with the salon