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Al-Hajj 25-37 Word Analysis and Tafsir 27-28
And once the construction has been completed, and once the place has been made clean, it is made ready for all of these guests to come and worship alone over there, then what should you do? What then and you proclaim financee among the people
or Ebrahim, make the other then make the announcement, make the call financee among all people of what will hedgy have much
meaning make the announcement for Hajj that Oh, people come and perform the hedge yet to occur, they will come to you, meaning they will come to you or Ibrahim in Makkah, how the Jalan on feet. The jail is the plural of Roger, and Roger is one on his radio, being one who is walking on his feet, so a pedestrian, so they will come to you walking on their feet. And not just that, but what I love. And upon good Lila Ahmed, every lean camel, every lean camel, they will come on. vomit is from the refactors dog meme.
And dharmaraj is to be thin, it means to be slender, from the same root is our motto. And our motto is to hide something to conceal something, because you can only hide something that is thin and slender. If something is too big, it's too huge. It's difficult to hide it
from the same root as the word limeade as well what is your domain?
pronoun, because what does it hide within it? The name of the person or the object that is being spoken about.
So, vomit is used for a camel that is very thin, that is very slim, that is very slender, whose back has become very thin and the stomach has gone in. Why? Because of the long journey that it has taken.
That a camel has been taken on a journey which is extremely long. And you know that camels as they travel through the desert, finding water The desert is not that simple. So whenever camels have access to water, they will drink as much as possible, they will eat as much as possible. But then over time, over the course of the long journey what happens they become thin. The summer goes in the back becomes thin. So dami slim slender in Canada, and the mod is also used for slender animal but that is used especially for an animal that has become thin due to the long journey and also because of carrying heavy loads.
So why not only vomit, and on every lean camel yet Dena they will come. So we see over here that Ibrahim Hassan was commanded to make the announcement for Hajj and he was told that people will come and they will come on foot and they will also come on their slender camels. What does it indicate that people who will come on foot that shows that people were coming from nearby places and people who will be coming on slender lean pain capital, they'll be coming from far off places. But yet Dena they will come Yeah, Tina. It's feminine because it refers to Khalid Ahmed, meaning the woman, the slender, lean camels they will come main Khalifa Jin army from every mountain pass that is distant
and deep. Fat gene is the singular of the word feugiat. It's the singular of the word feugiat. We have done the word freecharge and sibulan. And what is futch It's a pathway between mountains, a gorge a pass between mountains and army from the roof letters I mean cough aroma and aroma is used for the depth of something when something is very deep.
Now when something is deep, as you go deeper, are you not covering a distance you measure the depth as well. It's five feet deep, it's 10 meters deep. So, as you measure the depth of something, you are crossing a distance the owner army is used for a very deep well. So army although is used for that which is very deep, but army has also used for that which is very distant that which is very far off.
So yet Dena min Khalifa JUnit Romeo, they will come from every deep mountain paths, because some mountain passes are very deep in the sense that the mountains are tall or very tall towering by them, but the past is going from the middle and also our knees may indicate that very distant and far off but they will come.
So we see that when the cargo was built
When the construction of the Carver was completed, Allah subhanaw taala commanded Ibrahim alayhi salam to announce the Hajj to people.
It is mentioned in some narrations that Ibrahim or listen to him when he was given this command, he said, Oh Lord, how can I convey this to people when my voice will not reach them?
Because he was told to just stand on top of one of the mountains and just make the call for hedge from there.
So he said, How is it possible that my announcement will be of any use when the people will not be able to hear my announcement?
So it was said to him that call them and we will convey it. So what do we see that your responsibility is to announce and allows the primal data will do the rest.
That's it. He said that he cried out from the top of the mount of abaco base. So the Mount Abu Kobe's, he got on top of that, and he made the call of Hajj over there. And he said, Oh people, your Lord has built a house and has made pilgrimage to it and obligation upon you. So respond to the call of your Lord.
And he turned his face to the right and to the left to the east and to the west. And so every one of those for whom the performance of the pilgrimage had been pre ordained by Allah, meaning every single person for whom Hajj had been written that this person is going to perform Hajj among the loins of men and wombs of women responded to him that love bake Allahumma bake. So we see that Ibrahim realism he made the call. And all those people who are meant to perform Hajj they were made to receive that call and they also responded immediately. And they said love bake Allah whom Allah bake.
What's the lesson in this for us? What lesson do we learn
that when Allah commands us to do something, whether we fully comprehend it or not, whether its results seem possible and realistic or not, we should do it anyway.
Because from us, what is required is obedience to Allah.
And the fulfillment of the task is up to Allah soprano.
So our job is to obey and Allah will complete and fulfill that task.
Because you see, a lot is not wasted reward at the mercy.
So if a person with sincere intention with their son he does something, even if he does not fully comprehend it, but he does it because Allah has told him to do so. He does not see any immediate benefits even but he does it because Allah has told him to do so. Then Allah will not waste his effort. He will not waste as reward
he will give Baraka to that day, he will grant it acceptance. So we should continue to obey whatever Lost Planet Allah has commanded us. And we should leave the results to who we should leave the results to a loss.
And the fact is that the more is lost a person has, the more Baraka, Allah will put in his efforts.
Remember, the more Islam is the more Baraka Ibrahima Sam. He made the announcement and he made it with sincerity. And what do we see over here that how from distant places from nearby places, people will come for Hajj the Athena min Khalifa genomic I mean Kohli Obama, even if they have to exhaust their wealth, even if they have to exhaust themselves, take a journey of months, they will still come.
So in this is a huge lesson for us. That we have to obey Allah and leave the rest to him. If we do not understand something, it's okay. ask Allah to give you comprehension as a lot to give you the understanding, but do it and Allah will put the Baraka in it. And we also see that even our heroes center, he made the announcement and he also made the article we learned in sort of Ibrahim Ayah 37 federal f e that Amina nasci, the who eat that, Oh Allah make the hearts among the people inclined toward them toward who, toward my descendants toward my children who might have resided over here in Makkah. So make the hearts of people inclined towards them.
And we see that because of this desire that people have for that place that people have for this journey. There are people who will bike all the way there are people who will walk who will go on camels, who will go on planes, who will go on ships who will go on their cars to perform hajj and going by playing something that is recent, or we see that has been performed since 1000s of years. How do people go before they used to go on foot
They would go on their animals, they would go drive themselves, they would go walk themselves, they would spend months in that journey. And we see that people spend their lifetime savings even just to go and perform Hajj. Just to go and perform Hajj. There are people who get newly married, and the first time they're able to afford to go for any trip which trip is that they go for many people whom Elias plus they go for Hajj, instead of going anywhere else they choose to go for Hajj. Now what is this inclination, it's the desire that Allah has put in the hearts of people.
Several here in his home, he made the proclamation with so much class, and look at how the effect is still there today.
still there today that 1000s of years have gone by. But still people desire yearn to go over there.
I remember we used to have this lady we used to look after my younger brother, when we were younger, we were small. And this lady, she always had this one request, just take me for lunch, just take me for her.
This is my only request. But unfortunately, every time her passport was made, or something was done, she would either lose it or something or the other would happen, a lower limit, she was able to go or not, but she just had this one desire. Just take me for Hajj, she would cry and beg and weep. There are people who request in such countries as take us abroad anywhere. Take us, you know, to Dubai or take us to that country or that country. But this woman she just had this desire to take me for how much and we see this desire in so many people.
So who has this desire in their hearts? Allah soprano, dar
Ibrahim in Islam, he just made the Proclamation. And Allah is the one who puts the desire in the hearts of people.
So we see that the work of this Dean is a very different work. It's not like any other work of this dunya. When you have to do anything of this dunya What do you need, you need the resources, you need everything in your hand, you need to know the logistics and everything and only then you can take the first step. But we see for the work of this Dean, what you need is a class. If you don't have any resources, it's okay. But if you have a class, Allah will grant Baraka to work.
Many times we become very afraid we don't have money, we don't have resources. We're getting short on donations, we're getting short on our funds. And this is why people spend so much time on raising funds for massages, for Institute's for schools, etc. But we see that what is required from us as a class, that you make yourself sincere and dedicated. And Allah will provide you a lot we'll give you the resources. There's so many times where people have started some work have been with nothing. But they just started an illiquid, Baraka. They had nothing they had no money, but a love of Baraka. So, the work of Dean cannot be equated with any work of this dunya. It's not the same, not at all. For
the work of dunya you have to have resources for the work of Dean instead of resources, you have to bring your class, we should not fear the lack of resources we should fear the lack of a class, we should fear the lack of dedication, because if that is absent, then nothing at all can be achieved.
So we see the liberal he read Islam he made the proclamation and Allah put the yearning in the hearts of so many people. And when the people when they come for Hajj, Allah says Leah shadow so that they may witness meaning they should come over here, they should come to perform hajj, so that they can witness they can receive menoufia Allah home the benefits that offer them, that when they come to perform Hajj they can receive various benefits manager is the Florida manager. And what are the various benefits that a person receives when he goes for Hajj? We can categorize them into two that first of all spiritual benefits. And secondly, material benefits worldly benefits. When it
comes to spiritual benefits. It refers to such benefits that are related to Deen and that are related to the other. So for example, when a person goes to perform hajj, what's the first benefit that he attains, that he is fulfilling his obligation?
He is fulfilling his duty to Allah of performing hajj.
And when a person fulfills an obligation when a person performs his duty, then this is a means of attaining reward, forgiveness, and especially Hajj, what do we learn about it, that if a person goes and Allah grant acceptance that Hajj then he will return how, just the way as his mother gave birth to him, meaning completely free of sin. So this is a huge benefit of Hajj that a person earns
The forgiveness of Allah, He earned the pleasure of Allah. And throughout Hutch, there are so many rituals that are to be performed. And with each ritual a person is attaining good deeds, more opportunity to receive reward. And at the various rituals that are performed, when a person makes the out over their dog is accepted. And we see that the reward of good deeds is also multiplied over there at that time, because hedges performed when in the days of the ledger. And remember the first 10 days of the ledger, the good deeds are performed at that time, they're extremely beloved to Allah, very, very beloved to Allah, and the good deeds are performed in the heroine. Their award for
that is multiplied. And for a woman, Hajj is equal to Jihad v. subida. I was thinking about it. Why is it like Jihad feasibly left for a woman? Because you see, when people go for jihad, when they're traveling, when they have to go for battle, if you read the seal of how the Sahaba they will travel, you have to suffer hunger, the long journey, the long waiting periods, the fear, when are we going to get there? What's going to happen.
And it's extremely exhausting in the physical sense, you have to leave your loved ones behind, you have to leave your house behind your home behind.
And for women, they're very attached to their houses. They're very attached to their children. And sometimes women have to leave their young children so that they can go and perform Hajj. So for a woman Hajj is equivalent to jihad. So these are some spiritual benefits. What about the worldly benefits? What about material benefits, the benefits of this dunya that for example, when a person goes for Hajj, he is traveling. And when you travel, you learn so many things, you see so many things.
It broadens your horizon, your understanding your perspective, your knowledge, you come across so many people who speak different languages who behave differently, you get to observe different different types of people. You witness different cultures, different cuisines, different behaviors, different clothes, different lifestyles. So you cannot learn all of that when you are at home. You can only learn all of this when you get out of your house when you travel. And sometimes people like to travel to places where there's no one where there's complete privacy. But we see that hedge is that you go to a place where there are 1000s and 1000s of people that you have to go within people
and you have to learn how to deal with people, how you deal with the different behaviors, different attitudes, different backgrounds.
So this is something that is very great. And when it comes to where the benefits that a person learns at Hajj,
and also of the worldly benefits, we see that when a person goes over there, he gets to buy lots of things, there's business because trade is permissible, shopping is permissible. There are people who go over there, buy lots of gold and come back home, which they wouldn't be able to buy if there were at home. So there are a lot of benefits. Similarly, when a person goes over there, he sees a lot of historical sites, a lot of places that are mentioned in the Quran. And when you see all of them, your knowledge, it increases your you're clean, that increases your faith increases, you can come and tell people about what you saw.
So Leah, Shadow Man, Africa, they should come and witness and experience all of these benefits, they should come out of their houses, go for Hajj, and get all of these benefits. Because of the sit at home, they're not going to receive all these benefits. And this is something very true. That if you stay at home, you don't gain as much when you travel. Especially when you travel for the sake of Allah, when you travel to do very bad, then you gain many, many benefits worldly as well as spiritual.
There is this expression that is an ode to the translation of which is a somewhat the frog of the well meaning the frog who stays in the well what does he think that this is the entire world. That's all he knows. He doesn't know anything beyond that well, and if there is a frog that lives by the river, or let's say via a huge river, then for him The world is much bigger.
So when you are restricted your house to your city to your country, you think that that is all that this dunya is about. But when you go outside and when you come across so many different people, so many different cultures, you witness so many things, then what happens, your knowledge, your perspective. It broadens your patience, your tolerance increases. Because in the well in your own house, you have very limited patience. You have very limited tolerance. But when you go
abroad replace to a bigger place. Then there's also wasa in the heart that comes.
So there are many benefits that a person receives that hedge and Allah, Allah says over here the Yesh huduma nephew, Adam, they should come and witness all of these benefits.
And waiuku and they should mention is Malawi, the name of Allah, when fee a yam and marilou met in the well known days, in the known days, what should they do? They should mention the name of Allah. And they shouldn't mention the name of Allah on what Allah upon mount Rosa for whom, what he has provided them Mim behemoth al anon of the four legged grazing livestock animals. Now, what does it mean by this statement, that a young Mr Luma, the known days, according to some scholars, it refers to the tertiary,
which are the 10th 11th 12th and 13th of the ledger.
And these are the days in which the pilgrims are aware that Minar and they are required to slaughter their animals over there do offer the sacrificial animals at that time.
So we have Guru smella he, they should mention the name of Allah, meaning when they are sacrificing their animals, when they're offering the sacrifice in these days, what should they do? They should mention the name of Allah, Allah Morocco member Hema delana.
That in these days when they are to offer the sacrifice, whose name should they mention? Only Allah because the machine what would they do, they would mention the name of other than Allah as well, even at the time of Hajj, when they would offer their sacrifices they will do them for other than Allah.
And other scholars have said that a Yemen martoma, it refers to the first our shadow of the hijab, the first 10 days of the hijab, and others have said that it refers to the entire month of the hijab. And remembering mentioning the name of the law means that they should remember a lot a lot in these days,
that they should do a lot of liquor of Allah in these days. Why, for all the blessings that He has given, and especially that he has Melrose, a home in behemoth and an arm, the animals that Allah has provided. And we have read these words earlier as well and sort of the metadata, but Hema is used for four legged animals, especially those animals that are not wild. And those animals that do not have wings, either.
So it's not birds. It's not even animals that have fangs with which they hunt, or they have nails with which they hunt, rather, it is the livestock animals which is specified by the word and
for colusa eat, men have from it, meaning when you slaughter these animals, and what should you do with the meat? No, eternity herself, what alter remove and also feed, and bear is the one in hard times, the one who is hungry, and alpha p, the poor, the needy,
who is alpha, his base is from the root letters bear Hamza, see, remember the word but but what does it mean? hardship? severity, but it also is used for hunger. Remember, it's also used for hunger. So albear is is the hungry one. Why is he hungry, because of extremely straitened circumstances, because of suffering from poverty. So one was in a very bad state, one was very miserable in very hard times. And that's why he's hungry.
And alpha key is the beggar Who is the one who has nothing at all. He doesn't have any means of earning any wealth, he doesn't have any wealth either. And he goes around begging people as well. That is, could be someone who does not beg. But unfulfilled is someone who backs.
So when you have slaughtered the animals, then eat of it as well and also give it in charity.
So what do we see over here, a very good, perfect balance when it comes to the meat of the sacrificial animals, that sometimes people have one extreme, which is that they will slaughter the animal, they will eat part of it and they will freeze all of it. Right, they will freeze the remaining part of it, and they will use it for the next few months. Sometimes people go to another extreme, which is that they say this has been started for the sake of Allah, I'm not going to eat any of it. This is all going to the poor and the needy. But what do we see over here? The balance that when you have brought an animal and when you have slaughtered it, you've put in the effort, and
this is something that you're offering for the sake of Allah. So why don't you enjoy it as well? And why don't you give it
To the poor and needy as well.
So we say that the best way is the way that Allah has taught us. And that is the way of moderation, that a person does not go to the extreme of only consuming at himself, nor does he go to the extreme of giving everything in charity, although both are permissible, both are permissible. But what is the best way that a person gets the maximum benefit out of what he's doing? And what's the maximum benefit, use it yourself and also give it to the poor.
And we also see that as the harbor, they would give off this meat to their friends, they would give up this meat to their relatives, and they would also give this meat to the poor and the needy. So, this is something that can be done, that a person eats it himself, he shares it with his friends and relatives, and he also shares it with the for people of the society.
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We see that when a person cleans the masjid of Allah, when a person serves those people who have come to worship over there, then this is not something that is disgraceful. Rather, it is a means of honor for a person. And also when a person does that he's following the Sunnah who, of the prophets of Allah. Because whenever Allah would command something, do His Prophet, this is something that would bring honor to him. Allah would never command something to His Messenger, which would bring him disgrace and humiliation, no way. So we see that if this command has been given to the prophets of Allah, if we also follow that, then it is for our own benefit.
We see that while the Sahaba were in Makkah, they were prevented from going to the masjid al haram and worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. Over there. And even after they had done his, you know, when the Muslims they came to perform Allah, they will prevent it.
So we learn in this ayah that those people who stop others from the way of Allah, at the end of the day, what is mentioned, and those who do it had for them is a painful punishment.
So when a person is being prevented from the dean, when others are opposing him, instead of feeling pity, what should you remember that Allah is watching?
Allah is watching what I am doing what is my way? And he will also take care of the one who is making it difficult for me, because we learned earlier that woman a nassima year with the law, or the health so I am examined as well that what do I do in this time of difficulty? Do I give up or do I continue? So at these moments, we should remind ourselves that my perseverance is being tested. And the enemy, the one who is stopping me, the one who's creating difficulties for me, Allah knows and Allah will deal with him.
I have to focus on what I'm supposed to do, and Allah will take care of the rest.
We see that when people go for Hajj, it's not just that they're fulfilling an obligation, they're fulfilling their duty to Allah. But Allah says Leah shadowman after Allah home, if they don't come they will not get all of these benefits.
And this is the reality that when a person does something for the sake of Allah, He is the one who benefits.
We think that when we are doing something for the deen, we're doing a favor. But in reality we're doing a favor to ourselves. When we worship Allah when we pray the Salah, are we benefiting a lion somewhere? We're benefiting ourselves. When we give sadaqa we think we're helping the poor person. But in reality, what are we doing? We're earning reward for ourselves. Imagine if you didn't find that poor person. Would you get that opportunity to gain reward? No.
So anytime a person does something for the deen, a person does something in obedience to Allah. In reality, he is benefiting himself. He's doing himself a favor.