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An-Nur 35-40 Word Analysis and Tafsir 35
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So let's look at this example that our last panel data has given.
Allahu nortal semi where it will,
Allah, He is the one who guides everything and everyone in the heavens and the earth
and in the earth is also the human being
mankind, the children of Adam are a seller
who have been sent to this earth for a test that what do they do?
And Allah subhanaw taala out of his favor, he has also sent them guidance. He has also instructed them
How has he sent guidance to these people
in the form of
in the form of knowledge in the form of his messengers. So, the example of is light, meaning the guidance that Allah soprano data bestows people with what is the example of that guidance? The example of that is commish Catherine. It is like a niche. The niche is the container of guidance.
It is that which contains guidance within it.
And it refers to the heart, the chest of the believer,
because as I mentioned to you, according to Elon Musk route, method, D it refers to the new of the believer field Belleville movement in the heart of the believer.
So Mischka refers to the container of guidance where guidance is which is in the chest of the believer. Because when a person accepts guidance, when a person accepts instruction, that loss of penalty has given, where's that acceptance? Where's that faith? Where's that man?
It is in the heart.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, beware, in the body, there is a piece of flesh. And if it is sound, the entire body is sound. And if it is corrupt, then the entire body is corrupt. And behold, what is it? It is the heart.
So the heart is where faith is. The heart is where a man is the heart is where guidance is. So the central point to contain guidance is the heart of the believer.
And where is this heart? The heart is in the chest. The heart is in the Mischka.
And if you look at it, the shape of the chest cavity is very similar to the shape of a niche.
If you look at it, you just imagine the chest cavity where the lungs are, it looks just like a niche. And in the center is the heart which is pumping blood.
So similarly is the niche, the chest of the believer which contains guidance, but where is it? It's actually in the heart, the heart is where email is the commish gatton fi hemisfair and what does it refer to the heart in which is a man
the lamp, what is that lamp, what is that bright light? What is that radiance?
It is a man it is faith Where is that it is in the heart
and unmiss Bahu this man it is fiza gaggia in a glass case.
So the Misbah The heart is what contains Eman And this Eman is where FISA judge in a glass case. Now what does this glass case refer to? If you look at it this glass case what is it doing?
It is reflecting the light even further. It is protecting the light, it is reflecting the light, it is making it even more bright.
So, yes, the believer he has a man in his heart. But there is something that reflects that.
There is something that glows that image that increases that image
that makes it spread and what is that? It can be understood in several ways.
It can be understood as righteous company, because righteous company What does it do to the believer? It protects us.
It protects us by it. Because if a person surrounds himself with friends who are sinful with friends who don't care about the heartbeat of Allah, then what is going to happen? Is his light going to continue to radiate or is it going to get affected is going to get clouded. It's going to get clouded.
Glass it can be understood as righteous company,
it can be understood as the environment that the person is in,
it can be understood as knowledge that he surrounds himself with.
So unmiss berhow, this a man, it is in the case of Zoo Georgia, it isn't the case of a glass, which protects which increases, which brightens this faith that the believer has.
So, it is the knowledge, it is righteous company, it is the good environment that the believer is in
and Miss vadhu FISA judge and as the judges, and
the reason that this glass case is as though is bright, like a star, like a pearl,
because you see a believer, he does not keep the man that he has in his heart only.
It is only natural, that when something is in the heart of a person, it's going to come out, it's going to be reflected in his actions. It's going to affect the people who are around him. Yes, the people around you affect you. But what is inside of you is also going to affect the people who are around you. This is only natural people affect you, you affect people.
So the believer, he does not just keep this light to himself, but rather it is reflected in his actions. It affects the people who are around him
as the agenda to
govern the region.
And the source of this light, the source of this man, what is it being fueled by? You can do mean chahatein Mobile rocketing zetonna.
What does this oil refer to? What does this lesser tree this neither Eastern nor Western out of this world tree and it's all referred to? It refers to the knowledge, the Revelation the knowledge that Allah subhanaw taala has given to people
how to worry.
And if you look at it, this concept is very, very important to understand.
If you have a lamp, in order to burn it, what do you need, you need few you need to put the oil in.
If you put a little bit of oil, what's going to happen, the lamp is going to burn for some time only. Why? Because the oil is going to be consumed. In order to keep the light burning. What do you need to do? You need to keep refueling you need to keep adding the oil.
So you call them in shudder automobile rocket and they do nothing. This is what this is knowledge, which the believer continues to learn.
And as he continues to learn every single day, what happens? His light increases his light continues.
Because what is it that affects the flame?
It's the oil. Right? It's the oil that affects the flame. What happens to the hypocrite? What did we learn earlier? That every time there is light, my show fee what either of them are lame carmudi Stan, why? Because there is no constant nourishment. There is no push from within.
And the believer he gets his nourishment from where, from knowledge that he's constantly fueling himself with the realm that Allah subhanaw taala has given.
So you call them in shadow Ratan mobarak, attends a tunity leisure to attend will ever be here. And this describes the kind of knowledge the believer is continuously fueling himself with
what kind of knowledge is it?
It's the knowledge that comes from our from out of this world that is pure, that is the best that is of the highest quality, greatest authenticity.
And it comes from who almost
because if you think of it in this dunya many types of knowledge many types of Sciences exist.
Every person is coming up with his own theory. Every person is coming up with his own plan that leads to success. However, which one is the best one? Which knowledge is best? Which way is what truly leads to success, the way that has been taught to us by almost a parliamentarian
and this description that has been given over here sheduled ottimo Baraka zaytuna leisure kya wala
That'll be what does it mean out of this world of the best quality, purist, the greatest quality and that comes from who almost died.
And your characters say to her Usually, it is as though this oil would be glowing by itself. It would radiate light by itself, even if it's not lit by fire.
Again, this oil, what does it refer to knowledge, as I mentioned to you earlier, and this knowledge comes from a loss of parameter.
So, this knowledge in itself is so pure, this knowledge in itself is so beneficial, it is so clear, it is so evident, it is so true that it is bright in itself, even if people do not acknowledge it.
Even if people do not accept it, even if people do not use it. Even if people do not give attention to it, the knowledge that Allah has given, it is the light.
Because you care to say to her, you, Leo, when Olam Setsuna, even if no one gives any attention to it, it is bright in itself. It is truth in itself.
Even our basketball dealer and who he asked Karbala about about these words, that you're glad to say to you, Leo and olympism Setsuna. And he replied that Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam is so obvious to the people, that even if he had not said he was a prophet, his truthfulness would have shown for that we see that even before he received Prophethood. What was he known as a solid? Well, I mean, that his truthfulness, his good character, his honesty, His goodness, it was shining forth by itself.
So zeta refers to knowledge, it refers to him, there is the knowledge of Quran and Sunnah.
That if this is there, if a person has this kind of knowledge, only then there is light.
If a person has this kind of knowledge, only then there is a man.
Because it's possible that some other kind of fuel is put in this lamp. Is it going to be breaking itself? No.
Is it going to produce any light? No. And if it is burnt, if the wick is burned, then what's going to happen? It's going to cloud up the glass case, it's going to darken it up, it's going to darken up the niche,
it's not going to be beneficial, instead, it's going to be harmful.
So we see that what sustains what nourishes the mind of a person, the faith of the believer. What is it? It's the knowledge that Allah subhanaw taala has given
it's the knowledge that Allah subhanaw taala has given Therefore, a person can never ever say, I have learned enough.
A person can never say, I have done this, therefore, I do not need to learn anymore. No.
Because in order to keep the lamp burning, you need to keep refueling.
This is why when a person has read the Quran, once he needs to read it again, when a person has recited it once he needs to recite it again, when a person has read a particular book, once he needs to read it again, if he truly wants to read the benefits of it.
I remember once I was reading this book in which this person had written about how to be successful in your life. And he had said that when he was a teenager, he came across a book by one of very famous authors who had said that if you truly want to benefit from this book, then you must read it every month. And he said religiously, I will read it every month, religiously.
And it was only then that I reaped the benefits of that book.
So we see that if a person truly wants to benefit from the knowledge that have Lost Planet Allah has given then he needs to continue to fuel his a man with that knowledge.
He can never think that I have had enough. Because the moment he will think that very soon, that oil is going to be consumed. It's going to become old.
He needs to refuel himself.
Like for example, if you have a car if you want your car to keep running, what do you need to do? refueling, you can say I just filled the gas tank like two days ago. Therefore I should not run out of gas. No, if you've been driving the car constantly, then you need to refuel the tank. If you want your demand to keep increasing, if you want to continue to have assure in your Salah. If you want to continue to have that good feeling in your heart of being close to Allah then
What do you need to do?
Keep fueling yourself with the knowledge, the knowledge of the knowledge of center.
And we see that when a person has a man in his heart, because the man What does it refer to the flame? The week right? It refers to the flame.
Once the man enters the heart of a person, then what is it that increases that event? What is it that nourishes that event that flame?
right. It's in that nourishes that demand that increases that event. And
this is why it is said that he man what happens to it it increases and it also decreases
it does not remain the same.
It increases and decreases what increases email, beneficial knowledge
and what decreases even heedlessness
that when a person learns, but he does not pay attention to it,
a person learns but he does not revise a person learns and then he forgets.
As a result, what's going to happen, the flame is going to reduce sometimes it may completely extinguish it may be at the verge of extinguishing. So, just as the flame of a lamp, it increases it decreases. Similarly, the amount of a person also increases and decreases. If you want it to increase if you want it to grow, keep fueling yourself
and the moment you will neglect it, the moment a person becomes heedless, then what happens that Eman, it decreases.
We see that once Mr. Michel ferry he complained to his teacher about his weak memory. And he said that tell me how can I remember what I learned? How can I retain what I learned that I don't forget it once I read it, I should be able to recall it.
So his teacher was here, he replied, Mr. McCaffrey, he said this in poetry, that choco to eat our query super heavily. I complained to work here about my bad memory
for all Sani Illa Tolkien murase. So he instructed me to leave since why we'll call it in Nellore ilma neuron and he said that knowledge is light in the neuron is light.
There you are See, and it is not given to who the sinful person.
So what do we see that sins are a means of reducing the man of a person
neglect, heedlessness? What do they do? They affect the image of a person.
So, if a person wants to benefit from the knowledge that he is learning, if he really wants that, that knowledge should increase him in his Eman. It should benefit him then what must he do?
You must leave since
because unless and until signs are left that knowledge that fuel, it cannot benefit the flame it cannot benefit.
This is just like, if you have a beautiful lamp, a beautiful chandelier, you buy it, you set it up, you put it in your house. However, you don't connect it to the electricity source. You don't put the plug in?
Is that lamp going to give any light? No. What do you need to do? You need to put the switch in only when you turn it on, then will there be light.
And if you don't have the proper light switch, if you don't put it in properly, then what's going to happen? it's going to affect the light.
Sometimes if the electricity flow is not proper, the light continues to flicker it isn't it continues to flicker and sometimes the effect is so bad that it's possible that the lamp is going to burn out. This is why big electric machines they have to be put on something that's going to control the incoming electricity because if it increases or decreases all of a sudden it could affect the machine right. So similarly we see that Eman it has to be continuously nourished by knowledge and in order to benefit from knowledge. What does a person need to do? Leave since leave heedlessness
otherwise it's not going to benefit him.
And we see that if a person has a lot of knowledge worldly knowledge
But if he does not have the knowledge of Quran if he does not have the knowledge that Allah Subhana Allah has given, then this light is not going to burn,
the sleight of the heart this light of Eman is not going to burn. Because what did we learn earlier in terms of bacala, that were men whom only unit layer the manaakitanga amongst them are illiterate who do not know the book.
So, the true illiterate person in the sight of Allah is who? Someone who does not have the knowledge of the deen
because if he does not have that knowledge, his Eman is not going to be continuously burning. It's not going to increase, it's going to decrease over time.
So yes, learning about different things that are out there and adonia it is important, but out of all the sciences that exist out of all the room that exists, what is the most essential and important knowledge? It's that of the
because if a person has that, then he is a man will glow. And if he does not have that, and if he has all types of other knowledge, then his mind is not going to blow. His flame is not going to continue to burn.
So you can say to her, you Leo, well, I will am Setsuna.
And as a result, neuron Island light upon light. What does it mean by this light upon light? What is the first light referred to the first light neuron? Allah new, the new it refers to Eman
And the second north, Northern alano. It refers to knowledge of the team.
Because when there is a man, and when there is what's going to happen,
the light is going to magnify it's going to multiply, it's going to increase even further. And if there's only a man and no knowledge, then yes, there is going to be light, but it's not going to be that bright.
It's not going to be that bright. If you have a lamp, if you have a light bulb, and you put a glass case around it, what's going to happen, it's going to grow even further. If that bulb is put in a chandelier, then it's going to blow even further. And if it's put by itself, is it going to be equal in light? No, it's not going to be the same. So if there's only a man have no knowledge, then yes, there is light, but it's not that much when both knowledge and Eman come together
when both is shared and hidayatullah field, when both of them come together, then that is what makes it noodle Orlando's.
Because remember, he does have two types, right? One is the diet, it shows that a person knows what to do what not to do knowledge of the deed.
And the other is a diet or feel that a person is able to act upon what he knows as well. So he man as well as knowledge when both of these are there, then then there is no one. I don't know how
many times it happens that a person learns a lot of knowledge. He learns about the Quran, but he's not able to implement it.
He does not care to implement it. He does not have to feel
is that muralla No, no, that's incomplete light.
Similarly, if a person thinks that I am a believer, I don't need to learn more. What I'm doing is sufficient. Is that Northern Ireland Oh no. neuron Allah Nur happens when there is both Eman as well as knowledge. This is why Allah subhanaw taala says yes, the level Allah guides linari to his light Manisha whoever he wills, it only happens by the will have a law that a person is able to learn and he is also able to implement
because there are many who learn, but very few who implement and there are many who want to learn, but they're not able to learn.
Many who think that there is nothing to learn. So yeah, the lonely naughty Manisha.
So if a person wants to act upon the knowledge that he has learned, what should you do?
What should you do?
Ask a lot to get a feel because it is only possible by Adolphe Cova.
Just recently, when we learned about the commander of hijab, the commander of covering the Xenon displaying the Xena, many, many sisters, they spoke to me that their families, they don't allow them. Their parents are not supportive. their husbands are not supportive. Their in laws are not supportive. What are they supposed to do? Now in that case? What can a person do? Can you fight against your family?
No. Can you cut off from them? No. After all, you're women, you're supposed to be obedient to your husbands, you're supposed to be obedient to your parents. But at the same time, how can you do severe loss of power?
You cannot, especially when the commands are so clear. So in this case, what does a person need? They'll feel that Allah you've given me know as to what I should do. You've given me the knowledge as to what I should do. Now also give me neuron alano Give me the ability to act upon this knowledge as well.
So my advice to all of you sisters, who are struggling, because of external pressures, is that you pray to Allah. You make the right to Allah, you ask him, to give you the ability to implement what you have learned.
Because sometimes people face pressure from within. And sometimes people face pressure from where outside and a person is only able to implement when Allah gives him trophies
that he's able to repel the internal pressures as well as external pressures.
So yeah, the law julio de Manisha Allah guides to his life, whomever He wills, wherever he will love will unsettledness. And Allah strikes examples for the people. Why, so that they can understand,
will love to be cliche in our lives, and Allah is Knowing of everything, he knows his creation, fully. He knows his creation in detail. He knows what they need, he knows what guidance they need. He knows who wants guidance, who wants to act upon what he has learned? And who is just saying that
Allah knows. And because of that knowledge,
they do nothing.
Have you understood from this example?
I was just thinking that, you know, as sisters in the staff, you know, whether we're grouping charges, or we're teachers, we have all done this course, we have gone through these verses we've gone through, even like, you know, if it goes too low, we've done all of that. But then sometimes when we come into class again, and we're like, oh, yes, this is what it says. Because even though that light is there, but it needs to be rekindled again, you know, it needs to be filled again. So it's something that can never stop, you know. And so this is an ongoing thing, that no matter where you are, you have to keep reclaiming your light. Exactly. And you will see that every time you
rekindle, it will produce more love for that action, or you will do it with more interest, you will do it with more feeling. Because it's possible that insula, for example, you were doing something because you know that you're supposed to do it. But when you learn that the profits that allows us to do it, all of a sudden you have this appreciation for that particular act, and you want to do it, you know, with your heart more involved in it. So we see that when a person continues to learn, it does not just, you know, remind him as to what he's supposed to do. But it increases his imaginary time. Right? The more fuel you add, it's going to increase the flame, isn't it? So it's going to
revive the faith, it's going to revive that spirit of that action.
Because many times we are doing things without any spirit. We're doing it because we're supposed to do it. I learned about it, I'm supposed to do it. That's why I do it. But every time you revise every time you learn again, you do it with more interest. You do it with your heart more involved in it.
And we see that the light, the diet, the guidance, the example that has been given, it makes this light so special, that it's placed in a niche. It's in a glass case, the oil is so pure, it's so special. So when this light when this guidance is so special, you have to make yourself worthy of it.
You have to make yourself worthy that Allah gives you tofik to accept it to implement it.
And once a person has learned it, he cannot just say yeah, I know about it and move on.
This is so special that you have to give attention to it every single day, every single moment. You have to live it, you can never ignore it.
You can never go back to how you were before after receiving this special special knowledge and guidance.
Sonico I was just thinking that Allah said yet he loved you know what he meant. So he's the one who brought me here. And we have to be worthy of it. So he just brought me here and he's given me so I have to do my best to implement what I have learned Exactly. That if Allah has bestowed such a huge favor upon us, that out of so many people, so many people, yeah, the language the nudie Manisha, if he's giving us a diet ofI if he's giving us hit a shot, then what should our behavior be towards the special light towards a special guidance? Should we not care to implement it? Should we not care to study it and revise it?
Should we not care to spread it, to put in some effort to really learn it properly? Or should we just pass one day after the other day, waiting for the spirit to enter that we can move on to something else.
When Allah has bestowed such a huge favor, then we must prove ourselves worthy of it.
Because only when a person implements knowledge, then it radiates, then it shines forth, then it becomes known Allah knows. Then it reflects, right? Go covanta region, it reflects on his actions, it spreads around him to the people who are around him as well.
It's so wonderful when Allah subhanaw taala promised us that he will make the Quran easy for us to understand, and how he explained everything. It's amazing how it makes you very interested in it. Because to tell you, honestly, I've read some of the textbooks like an urban school and like, I don't like reading my textbooks. And with this, like Allah subhanaw taala, when he's explaining things, and he's giving examples, and it's nowhere in other books that you can find how eloquently
everything is like, there's no word for it. With the last book, like every, you're always always finding something that will draw your attention to it. It's so amazing. And this is why I'm saying how can you not love Allah
sonica No matter how much we learn the knowledge of this world, but this is the knowledge of thing which will go with us even in their original form, which we have studied earlier. And that can only happen if you go back to this knowledge again and again and keep revising.
We also learn from this is that for the olive tree to produce the purest and the best quality oil, it has to be exposed to the sun all the time, all the time, not just during the day, not just at the time of sunset, but all the time.
Only then the quality will be pure and best.
Similarly, if we want to produce good quality actions, then we also need to be exposed to there in the new the guidance that Allah subhanaw taala has given all the time.
When a person has a man, when a person has faith, when a person has knowledge, then it's not possible that he will just stay, you know, closed in, he will not share that light with other people, it will not reflect in his actions know, once a person has accepted guidance, once a person has learned about something, then it will naturally come out in his actions.
And we also need to see that all of these commands that we are learning is just going in our textbooks in our just in our assignments in our tests, or is it really coming into our actions, because if it's not coming into our actions, and it is useless, it's going to be a hedge against us, not for us.
And we see that the example of the slightest such that it conquers the darkness that surrounds it. It conquers the darkness that could be inside.
So many times what happens a person learns what to do, a person learns to hold on but he's not able to implement why? because of fear, pressure, because of the fear of other people, because of their criticism, because of their pressures, because of what they say because of how they look at you, because of how they market you. And sometimes it's your own fears. How am I going to go face people? How am I going to go do this? How am I going to go do that? Especially when it comes to the commands that are given in this order. And the physical one of those commands is which one hijab and these are the fears that people have? How am I going to face the world? But we see that when a person has
this kind of faith when a person gets known Allah knew that he
Muskoka region. And the region is one that repels darkness. it repels the darkness.
So when a person has this kind of light, and he dire, then he will conquer this darkness that surrounds him that may be within him, and he will be able to act upon that knowledge.
And many times it happens that we may know what we're supposed to do. And we may know that it's our responsibility to convey, but we have these fears. But we see that the knowledge that Allah subhanaw taala has given us to say to her, you, Leo, well, I will am Setsuna, even if nobody talks about it, even if nobody tries to convey to the others, it's still evident in itself. It's still clear truth in itself. Allah does not need us.
He does not need us to convey this message for
but if it has really penetrated our hearts, if it has really kindled a light in our hearts, then it's not possible. It's not possible that we stay in darkness. And we don't tell other people about it.
Anything that you love, anything that hits you, what happens? automatically, you start sharing it with other people, isn't it?
automatically, you will start talking about it. It comes into your actions, it comes into your words, in the manner that you talk in the discussions that you have with other people. Anything that hits you, it becomes a part of you. Similarly, when a person receives knowledge when a person really accepts it, when there's no narla no, then automatically it's going to shine for
then you don't have to say oh, I find it very difficult.
I can't do it. It's not for me. No, it is for you. It's for every single one of us.
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