Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair
Al-Kahf 60-82 Word Analysis and Tafsir 60-62
lw minishift iljin Bismillah Ar Rahman Rahim
so number 154, sorbitol calf Ayah number 6282.
Now inshallah we will learn about the story of Masada, Salah, which takes us to the third best that many experience in their life. And what is that? The test of knowledge,
obey even Carl, he narrated
that the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he said that masala Salam got up wants to deliver a speech before the children of Israel. So one day masayoshi son got up and he was addressing the Bani Israel. And he was asked by one of the many Israel that Who is the most learned person amongst the people, who is the most knowledgeable one amongst people on the earth will say, Listen, I'm replied I am. Why did he say that?
Because he really thought that he was the most knowledgeable. Why? Because he was the Prophet of Allah. He was given Prophethood,
the messenger would come to him with the angel would come to him and deliver him some news, which was not given to every other person. So it wasn't that he was assuming arrogance. It wasn't that he was being very proud of himself. It was really because he thought himself to be the most knowledgeable amongst the people of the year. But Allah subhanaw taala rebuked him, because he did not refer the knowledge to Allah. He didn't say, Allahu Allah, Allah knows better, but rather, he said, I am.
Because remember, that will fall accordingly, when I leave, above every knowledgeable person is one who knows more.
So even if a person is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to religion, it's possible that there is another person who knows more than him when it comes to some other science.
Now, he is not greater than him in knowledge, he may be greater in one aspect, but not in every aspect. So Allah did not like this, that he said, I am the most knowledgeable. Instead, he should have said along earlier. So what happened, a loss of panel data revealed to him that at the junction of the two seas, the place where the two seas meet, there is a servant of ours who is more learned than you. He has more knowledge than you. So most artists Anam he asked, oh my lord, how can I meet him? What does that show?
Without Islam the desire to learn to know more? Immediately, he said, How can I meet him? He didn't say How does he know more? I'm supposed to be the Prophet. Is he also a prophet? No. He said, How can I meet him? Allah subhanaw taala said, Take a fish and put it in a vessel and then set out and where you lose the fish, you will find the place where you lose the fish. That is the place where you will find the servant of ours. So Masada sallam, he took a fish, he put it in a vessel. And he said out and he left along with his voice servant. You sure? Even
now this hadith continues. inshallah we'll mention parts of it to you as we move along as we go along the story. But right now This match is sufficient. So we see that musala salam, he left his people in order to go meet Hadith. In order to know that Who is this person who is more knowledgeable than me?
And why did he want to know more about him? Because he wanted to learn from him. And out of his desire to learn more, he set out on this journey. And when he set out on this journey, he said, what is called a moose alley fighter. And when musala Sallam said to his servant, what did he say
about who I will not see is traveling. I'm not going to stop this journey of mine had a Bulova magma, Alabama, Rainey, until I reach the junction of the two seas. Oh, only a hakuba. Or I continue for a long period of time
is Allah Musa. When Musa Sam said, he said to leafa, who? Who is a father? As you know, the father is a young man, the youth and the word is also used for a servant. Why? Because best servants are those who are young in their age. And in particular, Fattah is used for someone who is in their late teens and reset that the word Fattah can be used up until the person is 25 years of age and according to others until even 30 years of age, because until then, he is still young. He is still youthful.
After 30, then a person becomes bolder.
So if Allah masala Fatah who now who was his father of musasa, this was you sure, even noon, and he was of the descendants of use of Isola.
And you shall even he used to follow him meaning he was his follower, obviously, he was a believer. And he was also a servant of musasa. That he used to serve musasa.
Generally, we think that somebody would serve another when they have been employed as a servant. When they're given a wage, therefore, they cannot afford themselves. So the only work that they can find is serving someone and by serving them, they make some money. However, this concept is something that is new. Because before and in fact, even today, there are people who serve others, not just to get some material benefits in return, but they serve others because of their superiority above them,
in order to show gratitude for what they have done. So we see that you should have been known. He was a believer in musallam. And he served him Why, because musallam was not only a messenger, but he was also his teacher.
So usually a balloon was also his student, and this is why he used to serve Him.
And because of the fact that he used to serve Masada center, he had the privilege of traveling with Missouri's he had the privilege of being in the company of musasa. Notice, Mr. Allison did not take the entire Bunny is riding with him on this trip. Nor did he take some other people who did he take with him? His father, you shared it renewed? Why? Because he was a student, he was his follower. And he also used to surfing.
So when you serve someone, you have the opportunity to spend more time with them. And especially if it's someone who is more knowledgeable, if it's the Imam, the chef, then you have the opportunity to learn much more. So what is called a masala photo. What did he say to him? That led about who I'm not going to see, I'm not going to stop Avila who is from the reflectors back about half and very happy is to move from a place it has to leave to depart. But it held McCann lbnl McCann it has to leave a place and from this the word but it is also used for stopping something to stop doing something to seize when a person leaves a place, he stops living over there he seizes to remain over
And when the word is preceded by led by a negative then what does it mean? That I will always do this, I will continue to do this. I will do this endlessly. I will never stop. So he says that I will not cease I will continue to go meaning I will not stop this journey of mine
had that until a Beluga I reach magma Albania. the junction of the two C's. Mark is from the roof letters g memory jammer is to gather and mage mark is the place of gathering it's the place of union.
So mage morale, Bahraini the place where the two seas meet the junction of the two seas. Now what are these two seas? It is said that it refers to the battle and the Battle of the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
And why did he say I will not stop my journey until I reach that destination. Because that was the place where they were to meet.
Oh or Alia, I will continue. I will continue. I will proceed. I will continue my journey helppo van for a long period. Meaning either I'm going to make sure that I get to my destination and find my teacher. And if I'm not going to find, then I'm not going to stop I'm going to continue my journey. I will do whatever it takes to get to my destination to meet this teacher of mine. Even if it means I have to spend many years in traveling
the word MBAs from the ruthless mean by the mobile yummly which means to continue and from the same root as the word mild mildly which is past tense because whatever has happened has continued into the past and how common is the plural of hakuba.
And helper is a long period of time. It is said that helper is used for a very long period of time. That is
unspecified like it's not exactly 50 years, it's not exactly 75 years. It's an unspecified period of time, but it is extremely long.
Some say it is 70 or 80 years, and others say even longer a century. So look at musala Sam, what does he say, I am not going to stop until I reach the junction of the two seas. And if I don't get there, I am going to still continue to travel. Even if it takes hundreds of years for me, I am going to continue my journey, I'm not going to stop until I meet, hold it so that I can learn from him.
Now we learn from this ayah many lessons, many, many lessons about the etiquette of seeking knowledge. And what are they
that first of all, first of all, the desire and the yearning to learn. Even if a person knows
the desire to learn more, to increase in one's knowledge, even if a person knows a lot already.
This desire must be a burning desire in the heart of a student of knowledge. Because the moment he thinks that I know enough, I don't need to learn anymore. That's it, it's going to stop his journey, he's not going to continue anymore.
A person must have this desire, that no matter how much he has learned, he must realize that he is still ignorant of many things. And he still needs to learn more. We see that musasa was a prophet of Allah.
And when he was informed that they were someone who knows more than him, he didn't say, okay, he has his knowledge, I have my knowledge good. No, he said, I want to know, I want to learn more. Similarly, we see that musasa was a leader, he had a very important responsibility on his head, he must have been an extremely busy man. Because imagine the kind of people that Bunny is right.
He was someone very busy. But still, we see that he made time in order to learn more.
He could have said, you know, I'm a prophet and visit here, Allah, why don't you send it over here so that I can learn from him? No, he said, I'm going to go. So first of all, we see what the desire to continue learning, even if a person knows
and until a person has this desire, he is going to continue to learn more. And the moment he does not have the desire anymore, even if the opportunities are right before him, he will not be able to learn, he will not be able to continue in his learning.
And as I mentioned to you earlier, the statement of evenness rules are the Darren who remember what he said about the Quran, that there is no I have the book of Allah except that I know where it was revealed, concerning who and what time whether it was revealed at night or during the day when the Prophet was traveling or at home. And if I know that somebody knows more than me, I would go to him.
He knew so much, but still he had the desire to learn more.
And we must also have the desire that even if we have studied the Quran,
even if we know the translation, there should be more desire to learn that the seed to learn the aluminum Quran, to learn more about the Quran, to learn about Hadees there's so many things to learn so many things. It's like it's unlimited amount of knowledge out there.
Secondly, we also learned about the importance of a regular filter library, traveling in order to seek knowledge. As mentioned earlier, musallam did not say how there should be sent to me
that another book should be given to me, containing the knowledge that other was given.
But what did he do? He travelled in order to go and meet.
And we see that even the companions of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam who had studied under the Prophet Solomon isn't even they would travel for months sometimes, in order to learn only about one more Hadees one more narration. And we see that the more had they seen those who collected the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, they traveled extensively, in order to acquire knowledge in order to authenticate whatever they had learned whatever they had memorized. And this is why we have books and books with regards to
that how the people of the past they used to travel so much in order to learn knowledge. So if a person is doing the same thing that he has had to leave his home, he has had to leave his house, and he has had to go to another country to another city, living in somebody else's house. Instead of pitying himself. What do you think? I am doing? What musala salaam did? I am following his son I follow
During the Sunnah of the righteous, and this is one of the paths to acquiring more knowledge. Thirdly, we also learn about determination
that the student of knowledge must not give up.
He must never give up look at the determination will satisfy, what does he say? I'm not going to stop until I get there. Even if it takes centuries, he is so determined. So do not give up until you have found. Do not give up until you have learned until you have discovered until you have mastered. Because sometimes what happens we start something, we find it a bit difficult, we're like, you know, it's okay. Forget about it.
Maybe I'll do it some other time. It's getting too difficult for me. No musala Islam is so determined. He says, only a Huckleberry even if it takes hundreds of years, I will go. So complete the journey of knowledge.
Even if it is a year and a half. Don't leave before that.
Complete the whole schedule the entire day, even if it is from nine to three, don't leave five minutes early. Don't leave 10 minutes early, don't leave an hour early. Be determined. Once you have started, complete what you have started, have some courage.
Then we also learn that a person must never tire of the length of the journey of knowledge. He must never tire of the length of the journey of money that sometimes it may take years in order to do something that for example, if you want to memorize some part of the Quran, you start memorization, you have very high hopes, you know, you calculate in your head each time when you memorize one page, half a page, and within some time, within a year, I would have the entire Quran memorized. That's your goal. But once you start, you realize, Oh, it's gonna take me much longer than that. And be like, Okay, forget about it. No, don't leave it. never tire of the length of the journey.
It's possible, sometimes you open up your grammar book, and you want to do the exercise, you start. And you look at the time, you've been sitting there for 20 minutes, with only two words that you have done. Don't give up over there. It's only 20 minutes. It's not hundreds of years was Allison said, Only I hope I will spend centuries, but I will not stop. So therefore never tire of the length of the journey of knowledge.
Also, a very important lesson that we learned from here is that you share it with us accompany his teacher musasa. And this shows that a student can accompany his teacher in order to serve Him in order to learn from him. And in fact, he should, because in the company of the teacher, there is much to learn.
When the relationship is only limited to the classroom, then what happens? There is only what the teacher has said. And that's it.
But in casual conversation, in questions and answers, one on one discussion, a person ends up learning much more, he ends up clarifying many more things. So the relationship between a student and teacher should be beyond the lecture as well beyond the classroom as well. So whenever you have a question, whenever you have something that you don't fully understand all this communists don't just say, oh, it wasn't mentioned in the class or forget about it. No, always communists, there's so many people who stand here. And they're just listening to the conversations that are going on. If I asked them, Do you have a question? They say, No, I don't have a question. I'm just listening.
Because this is very true. When you're in the company of people who are discussing something, then you end up learning a lot.
So make sure that you stay in the company of such people as well.
Now the Hadees it continues that musala Salah, he took a fish, as I mentioned to you, he put it in a vessel and he set out along with his voice evolutionary balloon until they reached a rock on which they both lay down their heads and they slept, because obviously they had been traveling for so long. So they got to a particular point where they took some rest for the fish, it moved vigorously in the vessel. And it got out of it and it fell into the sea. And when it fell into the sea, it took its way through the sea straight as in a tunnel.
As it got into the sea. What happened it began swimming. And as it was swimming, it made its way in a form of a tunnel.
How is that possible? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said Allah stop the flow of water on both sides of the way created by the fish. And so that way, was like a tunnel. Now you should have known he saw all of this because he was awake. So when musalla sam got up, you shot he forgot to tell him about the fish. And so they carried on their journey during the rest of the day and the whole night.
To the traveled one more day and one more night, and the next morning musala Sallam said to his boy, servant, bring us our morning meal. Truly we have suffered much fatigue in this our journey.
Without us Anam did not get tired till he had passed that place that Allah had ordered him to look for. Now his servant, he said to him, then, do you remember when we progressed at that rock? I forgot the fish over there.
I forgot to mention it to you. And none but shaitan made me forget to remember it. It took its course into the sea in a strange way. And there was a Donald for the fish and mozzarella salad and his voice servants were amazed. So musallam said that is what we have been seeking. So they went back retracing their footsteps.
So loss of Paradise has fallen Marbella. Then when both of them reached Musa and is better at what destination, merge uma urbini, Hema, the junction are the two seats when they reach that point nesea hota whom they forgot their fish, who Musa and you sure both of them they forgot the fish. But we see that what happened actually musallam was sleeping unusual. He saw the fish going away. But because Musa was sleeping He didn't wake him up at that time. And later on you shark forgot, but it has been said nesea both of them forgot why both.
Because when two or more people are in the same state, when they are involved in doing something together. Even if one person does something, the action is attributed to all of them.
And this is the reason why we have learned in the Quran with regards to the Bani Israel, that those benefits right at the time of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. They weren't the ones who demanded certain things from lusardi Center. But what was that? What is hold on when you said whereas in reality Who said that? It was their forefathers? But the bunny is right at the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam they were told that you said Why? Because they belong to the same group. They were their descendants.
So NASA who the woman and this forgetfulness was not that they left their fish over there and they forgot it. But it was that they forgot to check on it was our listener forgot to check on the fish that did it leave or not. And usually he forgot to tell musasa as to what exactly happened.
And this fish as you know was a sign for musasa that when the fish leaves that is where they will find how the
Fatah Savita who so it took its course fill battery in the sea. The fish it took its course into the sea Sarah bear slipping away in a tunnel setup is on the roof ever seen lava we have done the word Sadie was Sadie boom in the house. And setup is basically used for a tunnel. But what kind of a tunnel that only has one mount. Remember, for Norfolk, Norfolk, that is a tunnel that has two modes to it. But this is a town that has only one month, you enter into it. And in order to live, you have to go backwards, you can't go forward.
And the word is also used for the tunnel, the whole of a snake for example. It is said in sorrow bottle hyah to Elijah, the snake it went down at all. It went into its hole. So but the one has a veto over his elbow. What does it mean by this, that the fish it's went through the water during it up. And as the fish was swimming, what happened?
As it slipped away, the water did not fill up the space behind it. Do you understand
as its went through the water, the water did not fill up the space that it was leaving behind it.
You can imagine like when a hole is made into a wall. When you're drilling a hole into a wall, what happens as you push the drill forward, the hole is made and nothing fills the gap behind it.
Similarly, as the fish swam through the water, the water did not fill up the space behind it. So this way, there was a tunnel.
Now this fish was the signs of a loss.
How was it a sign that first of all, as it's when it swam in a very amazing way making a tunnel whereas generally this does not happen.
And secondly it is also said that this fish was actually dead.
And Moosa has lamb and his boy servant you shot both of them they would eat of this fish.
They would eat of it. It was their food as well. But it was one of the you can say miracles. Or one of the big signs that when Musa Islam reached a particular destination, the fish came to life and it jumped out of the bucket.
Out of the vessel out of the basket, whatever the container it was, and it swam away into the water.
Now, as I mentioned to you, you shot he saw this because he was awake and Mozart is longer sleeping. What do we learn?
That you should, he did not wake musallam at that time.
Imagine you see something like that. And you have been told that this is what we're waiting for. As soon as this happens, we have reached our destination. You should look at him. He's so calm. He's so respectful. He doesn't get overexcited and say, Listen, I wake up, wake up, see the fish going, you're gonna miss it. No, he doesn't say anything like that.
And especially if it was dead, and it comes to life, and it jumps out of the vessel and enters into the water and swims away in a very strange way. Nobody would remain silent at that time. Now we see why musala sam selected him.
Why he gave him that opportunity. Because he had wisdom. He had some sense. He was wise. He was respectful.
Now they forgot the fish. But there is a big lesson that can be learned from it. What?
Think about it husa Islam was sleeping. And at that time, the fish left, and he missed the fish nursia he missed the fish. And when he got up, he didn't check the fish. And then they continued the journey for one day and one night. What do we learn from this?
If you look at it, sometimes I'm not saying sleeping is wrong. masala salami was taking rest, obviously, there was a long journey. But sometimes, due to sleep, what happens, we miss out on some very important connections, some very important concepts, which make the rest of the journey very difficult. Because we missed that point, what happened, the rest of the journey became very difficult. Sometimes it happens that we miss one lesson, one lesson only five minutes only. And we have no idea as to what's going on for the next half an hour.
And mothers all of them are nodding their heads, because many times they end up missing five minutes, two minutes here because they're attending their baby. And what happens they end up missing that connection. Now they have a genuine reason. But those of us who don't have a genuine reason, we have no excuse for missing the class even for five minutes. Because you never know what you miss may be extremely important. And sometimes it happens that we only give importance to certain subjects and not to other subjects. Whereas the fact is that all of them are connected.
Many times I've seen that people don't pay much attention to recitation class. This is very typical.
Why is it that it takes extremely long for us to memorize our lesson? Why? Because our recitation is not that great.
If we spend time improving our recitation, would that not speed up our learning? Would that not enhance it? Would that not improve it? Of course it would. So we miss out on one thing, one little thing. And it could cause such a loss to us, that we could struggle for so long. And that struggle could be avoided if we had taken advantage of one moment. If we had paid attention to just one thing.
Many times it happens that people who have not memorized the Quran, but because they have read it over and over again. They're so familiar with the Quran that you mentioned only one part of the eye and they can complete the eye for you. Why? Because they have spent so much time reading the Quran studying the Quran. So this is something that we also need to focus on, don't lose out on anything, because you never know how important it may be.
For them magia was so when they had passed Joe was it from the letters gene? Well, they Joe was
and Joe was a huge I was he was to cross a particular point to go beyond a set point. So when they cross the meeting point, the junction of the two C's where the fish left and where they were supposed to meet.
Quarterly Fattah, who musasa lam said to his servant, Athena bring us over the ANA. Our morning meal.
Order is from the root letters behind the firewall. And while there is the morning meal, it's the food that is eaten at the time of her that what is over that. Morning will hold it will actually or that is morning right? So far there is the food the meal that is taken early in the morning. That Tell me what is the time of war that
between fudges and sunrise between fudger and sunrise that is available for that? And that is the time for breakfast.
Okay, that is the time for breakfast. Recently somebody was telling me that they went
To this, you can say like a naturopathic doctor, or king, they went to them for a particular treatment. And he said that I'm not going to treat you until and unless you fix your meals. And he said, not just what you eat, but also the time that you eat. He said, You have to have your breakfast before sunrise. He said, even if it's just one sip of honey, or a few days, you have to have something at that time. Because what goes in your body at that time, it is most beneficial. And your body needs something desperately at that time, think about you got to have a budget, you're praying, right? And your mind is whizzing with so many things that you have to do if you don't put
something in your body, how are you going to continue? How are you going to have some energy. So he said, Bring us our morning meal. La Casa Latina, certainly we have Mad Men suffering from our journey, Heather, this NASA that much fatigue.
Now, he says, this journey of ours, what does it mean by this journey, meaning this part of the journey,
and he's referring to the part of the journey, which started from the junction of the two seas, he's not referring to the entire journey. But the journey that they took after taking a break at the junction of the two seas. So he says this part of the journey, it has been extremely exhausting. We have suffered from a lot of fatigue. So let's stop and take a break, have some food, and then we'll continue. Now this was from the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala that masala Salaam got tired at this point. Because just imagine if he didn't get tired, what would happen? He was determined he was going to go on for hundreds of years, he wasn't going to stop. So this is of the gifts of Allah
subhanaw taala that he made him tired, so that he would stop. There's a hadith in saying hey, in which it is mentioned that Musa Salam did not get tired until he had passed the place that Allah had ordered him to look for.
So until the junction of the two seas, the journey was easy.
And after that, it became difficult.
Now, there was a wisdom behind this Fatih, as I mentioned to you that first of all, he was determined to continue. So Allah subhanaw taala made him tired so that he would stop. And he would realize, and then they would return. And in particular, he became hungry. He said at the Nevada, Anna, and he asked for food, if he hadn't asked for food, how would they know that the fish was not there with them anymore? How would you share? Remember,
he would not remember. So this was a gift from Allah.
And we also see that, due to the fatigue, he took a break. And he also asked for food. And Allah subhanaw taala, he helps his servants sometimes by making them tired. And sometimes by making them sick. Because if we did not suffer from fatigue, if we did not suffer from exhaustion, if we did not suffer from sickness, then what would happen, we would continue until at one moment, we would just collapse and we will not be able to get up.
So if a person ever does become sick, that he's not able to do what he used to do, his head is hurting, he's extremely sleepy, he's not able to continue with his work, then it's a gift from Allah subhanaw taala. Now, it does not mean that if you're just feeling a little bit sleepy, so see, Allah has blessed me with this gift, this that means I shouldn't be studying. And you tell your group in charge tomorrow that I was tired. And Allah gave me that fatigue? No, we're talking about such exhaustion. After that, you cannot continue that musallam he could not continue his journey, he became extremely hungry.
And we also see that when a person gets exhausted, and when a person gets extremely tired in doing something, then it's possible that it's a sign that perhaps you need to change your strategy. Perhaps you need to change your style a little bit. Because if you're exhausting yourself to the point that you cannot stay awake anymore to the point that you're falling down, is you have your juice open. What does it mean? You need to change your strategy a little bit. It doesn't mean you need to stop. You need to discontinue what you're doing. You need to do something to bring about a change so that you can be more effective, because it's not natural for a person to be exhausting
himself all the time. Like for example, if you don't take a nap during the day, let's say and you do your work right before going to bed, will you be able to do it? No, you have your eyes open and your head will be dropping every few minutes. Now at that moment, instead of thinking that perhaps this is not meant for me, I shouldn't be doing the course. Think about how you can change your routine so that it takes less of a toll on your body and you can also be more effective in your work.
So think of ways to improve your effectiveness. Once you've made up your mind that this is something that I have to do. I don't have a choice with regards to this.
Going along will give you the ability, he will give you the ability, I'll just mention a personal experience with you, just so that you can take a lesson that on Monday when I came, I actually had food poisoning the night before and I was throwing up in the morning until 10 o'clock. And which is why our sister article to move the class later during the day. And I did not know if I would throw up during the class or what but Alhamdulillah we sat through the entire class, I was sipping on my Gatorade, but hamdulillah I was able to do it. So yes, fatigue, exhaustion, tiredness, sickness is a part of life. But once you've made up your mind that you have to do something over a button or Allah
colluvial, Allah will give you this determination in your heart, that you will be able to do it.
And if you just sit with your sickness, oh my god, I can't do it, I'm so tired, then you will mentally make yourself more sick. So sometimes push yourself a bit more and put an effort inshallah you will be able to do it. However, if it's something that is exhausting you to the point that you cannot do anything, then change your strategy a little bit. Now, for example, instead of taking the whole day off, or instead of showing up at 1030, what did I do? I changed the strategy. I said, Can I please do my class later during the day?
So don't miss out on what is important. Don't miss out.
There's a difference between fatigue and you can say tardiness or laziness. Okay, there is a big difference. That at one point you can push yourself forward you can do it. And at other points and other times you are really exhausted. You can't keep your eyes open. You cannot even sit straight.
Then at that point, be merciful on yourself because this religion is easy. Okay?