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An-Nur 35-40 Review 35-40
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Before we continue the new lesson, just a few things about what we learned yesterday. So if you could open up at number 35 of Swords news
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim.
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what does this mean?
What's the meaning of the statement?
That first of all, no meaning light, which is a cipher, which is an attribute and secondly, that he is Muna will one that enlightens. So when we understand the meaning of news with regards to a loss of data as nude, what does it mean? That it is one of his sifat It is one of his attributes. And there are many evidences that can be found in the Quran and Sunnah which prove that Allah soprano data is new. For example, we learned from a hadith that even are versatile they learn who he said that when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to get up during the night to pray, he would say, Allah whom I can handle, and the idea was somehow it will only woman fee hin well I can handle and
tenuissima where it will obey woman feed him. So we see that in several statements in several occur, we see neuve as a description of Allah subhanaw taala. Similarly, we learned that a loss of data hijab who knows his veil is of light, and we have learned earlier in total of i 143, that were musasa lamb he expressed his desire to see a loss of data what happened.
Allah subhanaw taala told him that you cannot see me You can never see me. And then what happened
philomela digelar prabhu little jelly jar Allahu dukkah wahaca Musa Sakaba when his Lord appeared to the mountain, meaning he shown some of his light onto the mountain, the mountain could not withstand some of the light of a loss of printer.
So what do we see that new is one of the attributes of Allah subhanaw taala. Similarly, when the prophet SAW that a lot of Cena went for marriage, when he went for the ascension up to the heavens, he did not see a lot of 100 because it was at that, who knew that Allah is new? And now how can I see him? So there are many, many evidences which support that Allah subhanaw taala sefa, his attribute is of nude. So Allah is new himself, but as for his new, we cannot describe it. Remember, there are many, many attributes of Allah which we know they exist in the sense that he has them. However, we cannot go on describing them. We cannot describe the coffee at the cave. How is it
because Latin America will absorb whatever you absorb, vision cannot perceive him? None of the eyes of people they cannot perceive him and something that you cannot see. Something that you cannot visualize? How can you imagine it? How can you describe it?
So first of all, we understand knew to be one of his attributes. And secondly, when we learned that Allah is the new of the heavens and the earth, what does it mean? That he is the winner? Well, he is the one who guides He is the one who enlightens He is the one who instructs He is the one who functions, who runs everything that isn't the heavens and the earth. It's because of him, that everything is there. It's because of him that everything is doing what it is doing. Because he is the head he is the guide.
He is the one who enlightens every creature that is within the heavens and the earth. And amongst those creatures is also who human beings. So, basically, the Noor of Allah is his hedaya It is his guidance, whether it is guidance that is kept in the fitrah of the creatures or it is guidance that Allah subhanaw taala sends through his messengers.
So, his nude is Is he there.
And in this ayah the example that is given of his new is the example of his hedaya the example of his guidance, because remember that the guidance that our last panel gives to people is of two types. Right? One is instruction as to what to do is shed and the others still feel that to be able to implement to be able to accept.
So this example illustrates what happens to the believer when he accepts the guidance that our last panel Darla has sent. When he gets though feel that because of the trophy what happens there is a lamp in his chest. And that lamp is off Eman so methyl uno de cammish getting PMS back. So Misbah What does it refer to?
The heart The man
This is fiza, Georgia and this to Georgia. What does it refer to the company, the knowledge, the surroundings, the environment that protect the man of a person, and they also increase it further.
Because remember that your company your environment affects your faith, it affects your image. If you surround yourself with the Quran and Sunnah with those people who learn the deen, who practice the deen, then obviously what's going to happen, it's going to have a positive effect on you.
But if you surround yourself with people who are not concerned about what Allah Subhana Allah has sent, that isn't going to affect your email, definitely. So this Sujata this case, is a means of protecting and preserving the man.
Because any flame that you have, you need to preserve it, you need to protect it, if you ignore it, it can die out.
Similarly, a man, you have to protect it, you have to preserve it, and how will you do that with knowledge and with righteous company with a good environment.
And as the Georgia took coca boon to region, select the best environment for yourself, select the best type of knowledge for yourself. connect yourself with the best that's out there. Because, again, there are many, many people out there you can be with anyone in their company. But the fact is that the more you want to preserve your Eman, the best company will choose for yourself.
Because many, many times that happens. I've seen many, many people who come who study the Quran, but because they don't stay in the right company, whatever they have learned, it extinguishes, it reduces it dies out. Why? Because they have not protected themselves.
Any gift that you have anything that you feel is very, very precious. What do you do? Don't you look after? Don't you care for it? You do so many things to protect things that you like.
You know, for example, I'm sometimes amazed at how if people get like a phone or something and it comes with a plastic cover, people will not remove it from the screen for many days until it eventually comes off itself. Why? Because the screen is so precious. Similarly, if there's a remote control people will constantly covered with saran wrap. Why? So it doesn't get dirty. Anything that is precious to you. Anything that you feel is valuable, what will you do? You will preserve it, you will protect it. You will not neglect it. Your Eman the faith that has been ignited in your heart. It's extremely precious. And you must strive to preserve it.
Because if you ignore it and you say Oh, it will be fine by itself. No, it will not be fine by itself. You have to preserve it you have to be active.
So as the agenda to Kandahar, coke oven, the region, it's up to you what kind of a glass case you choose for yourself. You could choose a glass case that's very dirty. That's very clouded. You could use a glass case that's crystal clear, that's clean. It's your choice.
And you have a domain shutaura T Mobile rocketing zaytuna leisure t whatever via always fuel yourself with good knowledge and your care to say to her you Leo, well, I will I'm Tom Setsuna and then neuron Allah knows when there is knowledge and there's action, then it happens as neuron earlier news.
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If you notice the statement yet the law hurunui Masha Allah guides whomsoever He wills, this is just like the statement that my dear level, fellow mobila, the one whom Allah guides, none can misguide you below
and the one whom Allah has allowed to go straight and no one can guide him.
And if you look at the following idea, that reboot and adding a logo and too far our youth coffee has mobile, you said be heard houfy have been who do we well outside which houses are these?
It refers to mainly massage it and then not just a massage but after them, any house any place, any building, any center that has been fixed for the remembrance of Allah, the knowledge of the deen so that it can be learned and it can be taught. So this gives us a very, very important lesson. That Yes, they could Allah Quran, it must be done in the masjid. It should be done in the masjid. Why? Because that's why the massages are built. That's their purpose. However, our houses also should be used for such activities. Because remember that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said do not make your houses graveyards. Do not make your houses graveyards, because a place where Quran is not recited a
place where no Vicar of Allah is done where Salah is not performed That place is what
It's dead. There's no life. And what kind of a place is that a graveyard?
Because Quran is the life of the heart. So do not make your houses graveyards, what should be done, then we should recite the Quran in our houses. And not just recite, but also make others recite, teach others as well.
Many times it happens that our neighbors, people who are close to us, they don't know the Quran, people who may be living with us, perhaps in our own family, they don't know how to read the Quran, or they are not studying the meaning of the Quran. So what should be your concern, only to do your lesson? know, when you go home, read, revise, share, teach other people as well.
So this is something that we must be concerned about that such activities we should also perform at our houses.
And not just the Koran, but also Salah that we see that the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he used to read his novel in his house. And he used to perform the sonnet in the masjid. Right. Why? Because the house is also a place where you should be praying.
And sometimes it happens that there's only one part of the house that we pray in, like, for example, the bedroom, and the living room or the joint room. It never really witnesses, any person praying over there. So choose these places as well. As long as the television is off.
Make sure that you choose such places as well and perform so now over there as well. Because the more you read Salah in every part of your house, the more Hold on You recite in every part of the house, the more Baraka it will receive.
And we also see that alberca later on when he was in Makkah in his house, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to visit regularly.
And abakada Leon who he would recite the Quran as well. And in particular, what he had done was that in his courtyard, in his house, the open place, he had made that place like a Musonda in the sense that he would perform Salah over there, and he would recite Quran. And obviously, knuffel, Salah, he would recite Quran out loud, and he would weep a lot when he would recite the Quran.
And the women of the neighbors, the children of the neighbors and servants of the neighbors, they would be so impressed by that recitation that they would come and they will just start looking at him. And they'd be so affected by that recitation.
So look at the way that he did our it wasn't that he went and spoke to people. What did he do, by his own actions by his own recitation? Sometimes we're too embarrassed to open up the must have to open up the Quran somewhere. But you will notice that many, many times when you open up your juice, for example, to do your lesson, out in the public, people are curious, isn't it so? they're curious, they want to know. So that's one of the best ways of doing Dawa. So we should make our houses such that we read the Quran that we praise Allah. And that should be a means of doing that as well.
You know, sometimes that happens at guests or over at your house. And men are sitting at one place and women are sitting at one place. When the time for Salah comes. You know, people are praying individually. If they're men, they could be praying outside in the backyard. You know if the weather's nice, and you never know if the neighbors of the sea, it might affect them. It might affect them silent though, right? Because it's possible. They've never seen any person praying, but that might affect them. So definitely for the women praying inside is better. However, the men if they pray out in the open, it's a means of Dawa.
And we also see that the houses of Omaha to move meaning the houses of the mothers of the believers, meaning the wives of the prophets are loners on. These houses were very small. However, they were used to recite the Quran to teach the Koran to learn the deen to teach the deen we learned that the wives of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam they were told what carnamah you taffy boutique una manera de la one hikmah that remember what is recited in your houses of the verses of Allah and wisdom.
That whatever is recited in your houses of the eyes of Allah and Hickman, what does the Ayat of Allah refer to? The Quran and
the Sunnah the statements of the prophets of Allah said in his teachings, so the wives of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam were told that you should remember them, you should learn them.
And we see that during the life of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and the Sahaba they will do that. Like for example, we learned that Julia, she was once after a budget, she was just sitting and doing the right and the Prophet sallallahu sallam. He came after budget, and then he went back and then he came after some time again and he was still sitting and doing the same
The entire morning she was doing that. And then he told her that all this time you have been sitting over here been doing this, even if they could, but I said something very less. But it's more, much better than what you said. So Panama, he will be handy, either the hunting. So we see that how the wives of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, they would remember Allah, they would recite the Quran in their houses.
Many times what happens with us, we are at home, we get bored. Right? Like I want to get out. I've had it. I can't stay at home anymore. And what do we want, we want to go out, have fun, go to somebody's house, go to the mall, even if there's nothing just go out. But we see that, especially women, the time that you get in your house, the time that you have free in your house, avail those opportunities. Because generally you're occupied, you're busy with children with a lot of work. So when you have free time at home, don't just think to yourself, oh, since I've started this course, I've lost touch with all my friends. See, on the weekend, I have nowhere to go to. Don't think like
that. use that time to recite the Quran. use that time to do the Quran, Allah.
Because this is what the wives of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam needs to do.
And another command that they were given was what coordinates he will use the corner. They were to stay in their houses, most of the time, they were told you stay in your houses.
Imagine if we're told to stay in the house.
What will we do, I can't stay here anymore. Too bad I'm leaving. But they stayed. And they use that time to learn and teach. And we see that after the Prophet sallallahu Sallam passed away, or you should have the donorschoose to teach people. Some women used to come and study from her, then her nephews would come and other Sahaba would come as well why they would come and she would teach them she would teach them to hold on. So the houses that we have been given by Allah subhanaw taala, they have not just been given to us so that we can decorate them, we can set them up and we can just clean them and have guests over and party and that's it. No, these houses are a huge blessing. A
place that you have been given as a huge blessing. So use that, to serve the
use that to spread the deen to spread this light as well to other people.
I know of somebody who, you know, she just lives with her husband, they don't have any children. But constantly in her house. Constantly, there are classes going on
all the time, all the time. And you will think that that house is so busy that all the time something or the other is going on. And they don't have any children. And many times what happens is people do not have children. A big house, even if it's not that big, it feels like a burden. Right? It feels like every room is haunting you. Because you wish that you had a baby and you could have a nursery and you could have a playroom. And you could have this you could have that. These are the wishes that people have. So this person, their house is huge. They don't have any children, but their houses used exclusively for different different classes. And it's so full all the time. It's
so busy. So this is one of the best ways to populate your house.
And then what do we see the next tire that regeneron led to lead him dejon whenever you're on and the killer he what your comments on it? What is it? Why? Because you have funa, Yeoman that Akala woofie kulu will absorb
that, we see that when it comes to dunya Some things are necessary.
Like for example, you have to make money, the data is necessary, then you have to eat, you have to fulfill your needs, you have to fulfill the needs of your family bear is necessary.
So it's not that we have been told, don't do any business don't do any work, or don't earn money, or at the same time don't go shopping No, these are necessities of life. However, they cannot become a priority of a believer in the sense that his religion is compromised, his finance is compromised.
Now, many times that happens with us that if we do have to go to the mall, we like to go for a long time, unfortunately, do our three hours, right? And many times in that process so that gets neglected. So be very, very careful. Remember, this is at that point, when you think that oh doesn't matter maybe half an hour more maybe one hour more. I'll just pray when I get home. Even if it's just an hour late No. A similar to an hour workday has so that must be prayed at its proper time.
So when it comes to shopping when it comes to fulfilling your needs, it's not forbidden. However, you cannot choose that. Above sledder above what is mandatory
and when a person is surrounded with righteous company
Then that righteous company will never let him Isn't it too late for example, if you go with a friend of yours to such a place who prays Salah regularly, even if you're not as concerned, they will be concerned they will make sure that you leave before the time of next Salah enters, isn't it? So righteous company to affect you in every aspect of your life. In every aspect no matter what you're doing, whether you're shopping, whether you're buying or selling your at home, whatever you're doing righteous company, good friends definitely help.
And I remember somebody was once mentioning that they had gone for Oprah once. And when the time for Salah came when the alarm went off, the people they just left, you know, their shops open as they were and they just ran. They just left everything open as it was. And she said that literally they were gold shops like gold jewelry.
And yes, there were people who were appointed as guards over there. However, the shopkeepers many of them they were like no that's it time for sada has come we have to go. And somebody else was mentioning once that in Riyadh or in Jeddah, I believe, and they were about to leave, they're about to catch their flight. It was just a few moments left. But before they were going to set let me just buy some stuff. And as they were buying via then went off, and they had everything on the counter. They were about to give the money but the man said sorry, I have to go.
I have to go and she's like, No, I'm leaving. Just Just take this money from me. Let me just go. He's like, No, I have to go. And he left.
Just imagine money is coming to you right there. But still, You're leaving? Why? Because Salah is more important.
And when a person is so committed to his Deen, then Allah provides this from where you cannot even imagine.
From where you cannot even imagine, because many times what happens we delay thinking okay, one minute doesn't matter. I'll catch three the car. Yeah, maybe I'll catch the last car. It's not that big of a deal if I miss wonder car only. But the fact is that the more priority you give to something, the more benefits you get out of it.
Leah xeoma, low SNR cinema. I mean, these are their acts and deeds. Because when a person has in when a person is surrounded with righteous company, then he gets more Hidayat. And then he's able to do more good deeds, best good deeds. And as a result, Allah will increase the reward Why is he the home and family will love me years ago Manisha the lady herself.
Now these are one type of people. And the other type, their example is mentioned the following is that one Latina cafaro, or Mr. Lucas Robin,
that the deeds that they do, the actions that they perform the things that they're doing, they see them as so beneficial.
This see them as so glamorous. But in reality, whatever deeds they're doing are what sort of a mirage there's no reality to them, there's no benefit to them. No benefit at all. Just like a mirage of water, if it's a huge pool, you approach it, you go to it, would you find even one glass of water there? No. Can you just wet your hands at least No, no benefit whatsoever. So there are many people who are working, who are living, who are studying who are doing one thing after the other. But what is their ultimate end? If they're not doing it with the hereafter in mind, if they're not doing what Allah has said, what Allah has prescribed and what will they receive in the hereafter? Nothing.
Nothing at all. Just like a person who reaches a syrup, he finds no water, nothing at all.
And unfortunately, it's not just the Muslims, because in particular over here and letting a couple who have been mentioned, but there are many amongst Muslims as well. We're living their lives aimlessly, aimlessly. If you ask someone, especially many girls, why are you going to school? Why are you going to university my parents wanted me to Well, do you intend to work afterwards? No. Do you intend to pursue this career afterwards? No, my parents just wanted me to study. My parents wanted me to go to university. I remember somebody mentioned to me once that I'm going to university only until I get married.
Only until I get married. That's why I'm going to school. I was very shocked to see so much time, so much money. So much effort is being put just to that until you get married. And after that you're not going to do anything with this. Anything with what you've learned is your life that cheap is your money that cheap is your time that cheap. It's not this life that Allah has given to us. It's very valuable. So we should be very careful about everything that we do. Because many times we don't think consciously we just do what everybody is doing. Everybody goes to school, everybody goes to college, everybody goes to University. I'm also going why I don't know Saurabh Mirage, you put in
all that effort, you go all the way there and at the end you find nothing. You find no benefit. Neither Indonesia nor India.
But unfortunately all that time has been spent and once that time has been
Spent you cannot get that time back.
Well, what are the law in the hall for our fellow his other local city represent?
oka lomatin FIBA Hello, Julian another example, that their example is like that of darknesses many darknesses in a deep sea, a deep sea that is a fathomless that you cannot even comprehend how deep it is. And on top of that yoshua humo June info p mode, one wave on top of the other, just imagine one wave on top of the other wave, just imagine a storm, one wave is coming, and then another wave is coming. And then another wave is coming
and menfolk is to have on top of that no sunlight zula metal barrel do have full
darkness layers over other layers of darknesses.
What is this example of the ignorance of people,
that how those people who do not have the alpha in mind, those people who do not pay attention to the commands that a las panatela has sent, who don't learn the deme, who are immersed in their pleasures in their desires, they become so lost. They are so ignorant. That to the point that if either Raja yada, yada yada, they're so lost, they're so ignorant that even he cannot see his hand. If you think about it.
Your hand, if you take it out, it's the closest possible thing to you, isn't it, it's the closest possible thing to you. But if it's so dark, that you cannot even see your hand.
It's so dark that you cannot even see your hand you cannot even see yourself. What does it show the extreme ignorance that a person is in?
That he is even neglecting himself? He does not even care for himself. He does not even identify himself, he does not even know himself. It's like you show a mirror to someone? And you ask them, who is this person in the mirror? And this? I don't know, what was that?
How would you think of this person? That they're crazy. They don't even know themselves. They don't even know themselves, they don't even identify themselves. So this is what happens when a person is immersed in ignorance, that he does not even have self awareness. He does not even have self consciousness that Who am I? What is my purpose? What is my goal in life? What am I here for? Who slave am I? Where am I headed to? No idea, these basic questions in life, they never occurred to them. Never ever because they were so engrossed in fulfilling their desires, so deep in ignorance, so deep in fulfilling their pleasures, that there's no self awareness even.
Why am I here? Where am I headed to? What's my purpose in life? They just think, eat, drink, be merry, for tomorrow we die. And that's it. This is the reality of those people to whom Allah has not given guidance to
woman lemmya Girard, Allahu Allahu Nolan, from Allah whom he knows.
And you will notice that sometimes, when people want to fulfill their desires, they want to make more money. For example, what happens to neglect your health? Isn't it, the neglect their families, they neglect everything. Why? Just so that they can make more money,
just so that they can get to a higher level, just so that they can reach a particular standard, this is all they want. But in that process, they even forget themselves. They even forget who they are.
This is the kind of ignorance and heedlessness that has been mentioned.
So we see two contrasts over here. One is of a person who is in light, His heart is enlightened, his life is enlightened, his surroundings are enlightened, their self awareness, the sense of purpose in life, there is this accountability of everything that he does in life. Everything is purposeful. Everything is done for a reason. Nothing is a waste of life. And on the other hand, a person doesn't know why he's living what he's doing for what purpose, he's just fulfilling one desire after the other. One is the person who Allah has guided and the other is a person who is ignorant of the guidance and a lesson.
So in these ayat, we all need to reflect we all need to analyze ourselves. And if you think of it just a basic thing, that whatever I am doing, why am I doing?
Why am I doing it? If I want something, why do I want it? If I want to study something, if I want a particular degree, if I want
particular job, why is it just to gain some recognition? Or is it for a greater purpose? Because the life that we have been given, is very precious. And we need to use it wisely.
We'll listen to the notification of these if and then we'll continue.
I was thinking about this.
So many times it happens that
we get so busy, we get so occupied, that we even neglect our morning and evening at God
isn't it? I'm zikalala, reciting the Quran, doing our lesson, perhaps doing some Easter,
Tony, to remind ourselves constantly put the sigh up somewhere, maybe in your kitchen. So when you're busy cooking one thing after the other, remind yourself reach out and let him try to
put it in your car,
on your phone,
so that we don't get distracted, so that we reminded of our purpose.
When a person learns, and he starts implementing at the same time, then what happens it becomes neurology, it becomes easy, he begins to enjoy it, it becomes a part of his life, it becomes a part of his daily routine. And then what happens, because of that he gives priority to what he has learned, and then latterly him the gelatin whenever you're in or in secret law, he knows his priorities, he is fixed on them. But on the other hand, if a person does not implement, he keeps on delaying. He keeps on thinking later, later Later, then what happens? It becomes heavy, it becomes like a burden. Lulu Matt Barlow hillfolk about that, it becomes like such a huge burden for a person
that he's unable to do anything, then
we have to remember that anything that you're doing many times it happens that we start doing good things, but we take it as a routine thing. We're doing it every single day, every single day, we come study apart the Quran, okay, do the lesson seven times, okay, go do them in the groups, you know, fulfill your attendance, take the test, that's it, it becomes a routine. And what happens, we don't revive the intention, we don't revive the purpose for which we are doing what we're doing. And that is very, very important. Because if you don't have a purpose, if you're just studying just for the sake of studying, there is no implementation, there's no benefit, you're not benefiting, then
what happens it becomes like a setup that a person is putting in effort. He's trying to reach a particular destination. And at the end, okay, fine. Even if he does get a certificate, what does he walk away with?
How has he changed? How has it affected his heart? How has it affected his life? Hardly anything, because he ignored the AMA.
So all of us need to remember that if we are doing even the best of deeds, we need to do it with the right intention. We need to do it with motivation. We need to do it with our mind that whatever we learn, we implement it. Because if we don't, then the apparently good deeds can also become a burden for us. Because remember, the Quran is either harder for you or against you.
We also learned that either of Raja Yoda who led me aka Dr raha, that there is no self awareness that a person does not even see his own mistakes. He does not even see his own faults. He does not even see his own errors. He thinks he's right and everybody else is wrong.
That he does not need to improve. He does not need to change he's perfectly fine. This is why because of being in darkness. So we all need to check ourselves that how do we perceive ourselves? How do we look at ourselves? Do we consider ourselves to be right all the time never having any mistakes, never needing to improve? Or do we consider ourselves to be human beings who need improvement? Who need to learn more?
Who need to revise more? Who need to implement more?
So, when a person has self awareness and what happens, he critically analyzes everything in his personality in his actions in his day, that okay, I had 24 hours, what did I achieve? What did I get out of this time? What did I get out of this day? He will critically analyze himself. You will not say Oh, forget it. I'm too tired. No, he will analyze himself because he has a purpose in life.
Because he knows that there is a day that is coming up ahead, Yeoman takanobu feel
so he wishes to prepare for that?
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