Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair
Al-Qasas 22-43 Word-Analysis and Tafsir 26-28
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So what happened in the girls, perhaps they were also listening to the story. So pilot, she said that Huma, one of the, one of the two women, whichever one she was either older or younger alone.
One of the two women said, Yeah, avati Oh, my father, is that dude who hire him? Is that deer from the roof lettuce, Hamza gene or edges? What does it mean wage? And is the job is to hire someone in return for a wage? That they do some work for you? And you give them a wage.
So hire him?
Why did she say hire him? She was so intelligent.
Because think about it. musasa he needed a place to go to. Right? And this old man he also needed help.
Isn't it? So? Both of them needed help. Both of them needed other people.
And their need could be fulfilled if they entered in a contract with one another. So all that extra Huma? Yeah. Batiste Jericho, my father, hire him employ him. Why, so that he may look after the flock for us? You're an old man, you cannot go and we do girls, we go out. It's very difficult for us. We have to go amongst men, it takes so long for us. Why don't you hire this man? And life will become easy for all of us. Right? His need will be fulfilled, and our need will also be fulfilled.
And then she said in indeed hire the best one. Minister jalta, whom you could hire is Alka we mean, the strong and the trustworthy.
The best person whom you could hire, minus the job that the best person whom you could hire in your case, the best person whom you could hire is alchemy and alchemy. Why did she say is that job that in your case, in particular, because he was an old man, and he had only two daughters.
So she said that the best person whom you could hire is someone who has a really strong, capable and Ameen trustworthy, someone who can manage your work and someone who will not cheat you someone who is reliable, and look at him, he managed to water the flock, and he did not cheat you in any way. He did not cheat us in any way. He respected us. And he also completed the work. So alcovy Ameen. So basically, she's saying that hire him because of his strength, and trustworthiness. And look at how smart and intelligent This girl is that she is able to determine, she's able to have a good idea of the character of musar Designer based on her limited interaction with him. And she gave her
And she says that the best person whom you could hire is alcovy elemi. This teaches us a very, very important lesson.
That whenever you want to ask someone to do some work for you, whether they're coming as a volunteer, or they're coming as someone who's going to work for you for a wage.
What should be the criteria of selection?
What should be the criteria of selection? Should it be that Oh, she's such a good friend of mine.
She's so entertaining.
Do things What are they? First of all? And secondly, a manner that the person should be a week? What does it mean by that, that a person should be strong? Now if the work is physical, then definitely what kind of strength is meant over here? physical strength. And if the work is mental, it's otherwise it's got to do with the mind? And what kind of strength do you need? mental strength, right? So first of all, you have to see if the person is really capable. If they're capable of doing that work, if they're qualified of doing that work. They have the training, or they have the ability, they have the necessary strength and skills. Now since this work was about managing animals
masala sallam, he was definitely someone very curvy. If with a single blow, he could kill a man that shows how strong he was. And if after such a long journey on foot, he was able to, you know, water a flock of sheep for someone. That's also a reflection of how much strength they possess. Think about it, sometimes we're out. And we have to walk for let's say, an hour or two. When we come back home and we and we have a list of things do we have to cook or clean? What do we do? We take a long break first, right? We take some rest, we go take a nap. And then we go and do the work. And even then we don't do it properly. Why we give ourselves the excuse. I'm so tired.
My feet are hurting, my legs are hurting. I can't stand anymore and we leave
The dirty dishes in the kitchen and we need so many things in the kitchen. Why? For tomorrow, right now I'm too tired. So the fact that musasa was able to help the women as soon as he arrived, what does it show?
What does it show his strength, and the fact that he could manage a flock amongst the flocks of so many other people? Again, what does that reflect his strength, so she knew that he was a strong man.
And I mean, who is I mean, the one who is trustworthy,
that if you give some work to him, he will complete it. And he will do it properly, he will not deceive you, He will not cheat you, He will not leave the work unfinished.
Because unfortunately, many times what happens, you give some work to someone, they don't show up.
You ask them repeatedly, any update, any update, no update.
And finally, when they do hand over the work to you, it's incomplete. And the whole work who has to do it again, you yourself have to do it. This is not I mean,
I mean is that whatever work you have been given, you take full ownership of that, and you do it as though it's your own work.
You don't leave it until it's done. You don't go away until you have found a replacement.
You understand? Because you see, life is unpredictable. Many things can happen. It's possible you're doing your work, and all of a sudden you have to go doesn't mean you go and you just leave your work on attended. What should you do, if you really mean you're going to find a replacement, you're going to find someone to work in your place, because of the work is important to you, then you will never ever leave it unattended. And each and every one of us must think about our work this way.
Any work that we're doing, if we ever have to go, how can we leave our work unattended? How can we say too bad, I'm going you deal with it. This is not the proper way. If you have to go, you have to find a replacement. This is a part of America.
If you have to leave your responsibility, find out in whose hands are you leaving that responsibility, who will continue your work after you're gone. You can't just say I have completed my time. And therefore I'm going no.
If this is your work, once you're done with your time, you cannot leave it like that, find someone to continue that work.
This is something very, very important. And unfortunately, we lack this quality.
And because of that no work that we do is effective, any work at all. Because sometimes at the last moment people disappear halfway through the work, people leave. And if they have to go, they just leave the work and the rest of the people you manage it yourself.
This is extremely unfair. You see, any time a person is working at a particular place?
In a professional world, right? They're working at a company. And if they wish to resign, can they just go and say I quit and walk out?
What do they do if they're decent, they will give a notice of two weeks minimum.
And if they have any respect for the company, they will give more than two weeks. And they will say that before I go, I will complete this and this and this work, and whoever is going to replace me, I will train them in this work. And even after I am gone, you know I'm available if you need any help. If you need any guidance, if you need any instruction, anything, I'm still available. This is the sign of an amine person.
We have to take responsibility of any work that we do in this way.
It's your own work. It's your own personal work, you'll be questioned about it
many times, because at this institute, many people they come and volunteer. But unfortunately many times this is a problem that we face that people they walk in. And without any notice. They'll just not show up for work one day, and you wonder where the people are.
And they'll just say we're not coming anymore because of this and this reason and yes, the reason is very genuine.
It may be a very genuine reason. But think about it. Once you're gone. Doesn't this work still needs to be done. It needs to get done. Find a replacement for yourself.
And this is why while you're working, always look okay, if I die today, if I die tomorrow, who's going to manage this work? Who's going to continue with this work? We have to be very, very careful.
You see musala Sam, he was a mean how that He also took initiative. And whatever work he did he completed it. This is why they said that he is a mean, he offered his services. And if he offered his services he did not just
Leave halfway know he completed the work, he finished the work.
Exactly. That if we have this fear that we are answerable to Allah, Allah will question me, Allah will ask me about my work? Did I do it properly or not? Did I complete it or not? Did I hand it over to responsible people or not? If we have this fear, then really we will do our work properly. Because people who lack this fear of accountability from Allah than what happens, they take their work, very likely, they will leave at any time, they will leave it unfinished, they will not Hand it over properly to others.
And especially You see, when it comes to the work of Dean, this is not like any other job.
This is not like any other job. This is the work of Dean, you're doing it for the sake of Allah. And we're supposed to do it with your son. So any work that we're doing, how can we just leave without properly handing over the responsibility?
We see that I will back out of the Learn home. What did he do? Before he died? He appointed or model the learner as a Khalifa. Right? He gave a list. And he made sure that somebody was there to take over once he was gone.
Now what degree did overkill they don't have in political scientists? Did he know? Then what did he based his judgment on? That these two conditions must be met alcovy and El amin, and because he himself was a mean, he did not leave the work unattended. No, he made sure there were someone to look after all that work when he was gone.
And we see that because of his selection of permodalan, who look at the success of the Muslims gained in that time in those few years.
That the Muslim Empire on hold, there was so much justice,
so much wealth. And at the same time, Islam spread far and wide, the Empire grew so quickly. So he selected the right person alcovy, and someone who was a mean.
And if you think about it, a robot can only learn whatever good deeds he did in his life, on one hand, and because he appointed or model the learn who, whatever model they learn who did after him, that also will be in his field as well. Why? Because a deleeuw, or an Heidi caffarelli. He, the one who shows the way to goodness is like,
as if he's doing it himself.
So think about it. If you're doing some work for the dean,
you're doing it for a year, you're doing it for two years. And constantly, you know, you keep thinking I'm doing this for the sake of Allah insha Allah, Allah will give me a reward for it. Now, after two years, let's say you have to go You have to leave your work. Don't you want that the good that you were doing before the reward that you were gaining before you should continue to gain it? Don't you want that?
Don't you? Of course you do. So in order to do that, what should you do, leave your work, close your register, close your books, leave them at the desk, and then walk away. Know, find someone trained someone give the work to them. Because even then, when you're gone, whatever work they're doing, because you found them, you train them, you showed them the way you will continue to get the hassanal although you're not even coming anymore, you're doing something different. But because you showed them, you train them, you're still getting the hasna
so when a person becomes a mean in this way, look at the reward.
So what do we see over here that the woman she says that Oh, my father hire him because he is alchemy and alchemy.
We see that our beloved Mr. De Leon, who he said, the people who had the most discernment or three people with most rushed, there were three who have ibaka dinar in him because he appointed for model to learn
the combining of use of medicine under these missiles, when he said make his day comfortable.
avacado there are no he knew who are modelbuilder lower on who was are these missiles. When he saw use of autism. He knew he was someone special. And the daughter of shaarei the meaning of the daughter of this old man who when she said yeah, but is that Judo in Halo minister Jonathan curry you mean?
So she was also someone very intelligent, someone who had a lot of wished that she was able to see that there was something special about this man.
So what happened? The father, he liked the idea that yes, I should hire him. It'll make my life easy. It'll make his life easy. It will make the life of my daughters easy. But then obviously, how can you keep a non macho man in your house? or How can you employ him when you have two young women in your house, so he had another idea
What was that? caller he said, meaning the old man the father of the two girls he said Tucson Arizona. In New Jersey do I intend I want an own key hacker that I give in marriage to you.
From the root letters, noon calf harmonica What does nica mean?
Marriage right and unka Yun key who and from Yun key who own key
okay the sounds are that you see this is off with a column
and caha Yun key who anchor is mildly unique who is my daughter right so now from Yun Kehoe from third person data first person, okay who don't care who okay so okay how many I give in marriage and it's unclear how why
because of so I intend to give in marriage to you
the one of even at a year my two daughters had a knee these two hats aim What is this
hat aim isn't a shadow good. Heather had any had any hula he had he
had Danny had Dany Halladay Okay, so this is her thing.
So I wish to given marriage to you one of these two daughters of my
interesting the father is proposing to the men that I wish to give my daughter in marriage Do you? Typically what do we think is the appropriate way
that the man proposes to the woman, the man's family proposes to the woman's family. But we see over here the exact opposite. The girl's family is proposing to the boy,
this shows that this is also islamically permissible. It may not be considered good in some cultures, however, it is permissible in our religion.
Because many times what happens? People are just expecting Oh no, they should send the proposal or they should send the proposal. And because of that years and years go by and two people. They're not getting married. They're just waiting for each other to ask. So islamically there's absolutely no problem. The Father Himself can also make the offer. So I wish to get one of my two daughters married to you
either upon meeting on the condition and that journey that you work for me Semenya Hajaj eight years. I would like to get one of my daughters married to you on the condition that you work for me for eight years. That doula Hamza Jima, that you work for me for eight years.
Now, what do we see over here that the Father He is setting a condition?
What does that teach us?
That at the time of nica, certain conditions may be set, as long as both agree, you cannot impose your condition on the other. He is setting this condition in Septimus our lesson on whether he accepts it or rejects. Now, we might think that it's very strange that the Father is proposing I mean, why does he want you know, his daughter to get married to him? And how does he know musalla cinemas? He just came he murdered a man. He ran away from his country. And now he's here you don't know who he is? Which family he belongs to? What if all that he's saying is a big lie? How can you trust him? How can you trust a stranger like that? But we see that this was a very, very wise
Because if you were to keep a young man in his house, while he himself is old, and he has two young daughters, it would be inappropriate.
Right? And if you think about it, since musasa, was a good man from whatever that he had dealt with. He understood Masada seemed to be a good man. And you wanted to hire him as well and at the same time, his daughter is of marriageable age than Why do you understand his daughter was of marriageable age, and at the same time, musasa was a good man. So why delay?
Many times what happens that a good proposal comes, but what do people want to do? Investigate?
And in that investigation, and checking and all of that, months and months go by years and years go by and that's it, then it falls apart.
If a good man comes if a righteous man comes, and you have dealt with him, do realize that he is alcovy and he is an amine, then why did he why check about things that are completely unnecessary?
Now, you might think that but still it's such a big step. How can you give your daughter to someone without even checking who the person is?
We see that this man he figured out
The personality and the character of Masada center
in the little dealing that he had with him. And what was that, that while his two daughters are standing, this man comes, he doesn't even know who these girls are. He doesn't even know where he is. He finds out what the problem is. And he goes and helps them. And he does not ask for anything in return.
You understand? What does it show, his gouveia and his Amana?
The fact that he came and offered his services, and he was very sincere, and he was very trustworthy. What is the truth, the good qualities that he possessed?
The thing is that no matter how much you try to investigate about someone, you can never truly know them until and unless you get married to them and you deal with them after the marriage, you understand? So there are only a few things that you should be concerned about that you should confirm that you should check. And after that rely upon a loss upon turn.
And the fact that massada sam told him, the causes that I killed a man by mistake, he was honest. He didn't say oh, this man doesn't know me. Why tell him? No, he told him honestly, as to what happened. So this shows the honesty of Masada, Cena, trustworthiness of massages and the strength of his character. And this is why this man, he trusted him.
And he saw that there was good in him.
I remember somebody asked once a day could hire a detective to investigate the matters of a man who had proposed for their daughter.
okay, hire them. What will you do? What will you find out?
That they also probably hired somebody to investigate your life, your personal affairs, what's the point? The thing is, you cannot really know about someone until you actually get married to them. Those who are lying, they can lie a lot. Don't get deceived by their words, don't get deceived by, you know, the way people come out to you. Look at how they're dealing with you. Look at how they work, look at their work ethic. And that will show you the personality, the character of the person.
So we see that this is the only thing that this man looked at that he is the way he is I mean, he did not disrespect my daughters. He did not ask for anything in return. He offered his services, he's a good man. And I can hire him he can benefit me, I can also benefit him. So why not, you know, establish this relationship as well. So he offered his daughter to musasa in marriage, and he said that on the condition that you work for me for eight years. Hedge is a Florida the word hedger
and his job is to intend to a certain target. And it's also used for a year.
Because when the year begins, what are you looking forward to the end? Right? For the next year. So Somalia headed
for in Atlanta ashlan. Then, if you complete our short 10, meaning My condition is eight years, but if you complete 10 years from your Indic, then that is from you, that is your favorite on me. It's not a condition for me, it's up to you.
I would like for you to serve me for 10 years. However, if you do only it, it's your choice. Who am I? What do you do? And I do not wish an shakalaka that I put you to hardship. a shocker flu vaccine, cough cough machaca. What does machaca mean? difficulty and a shocker meaning I put you to trouble I put you to difficulty. How by making this marriage,
you know, difficult for you or by forcing you to accept it. Basically what he's saying is that you're not obliged to accept this. I wish for you to marry my daughter and work for me for eight years. But you're not obliged to accept this. It's your choice. I'm not imposing this on you. I'm not pressurizing you, it's your choice you can accept or you can refuse.
And we can understand the statement to be as Mr. Lee doin shakalaka meaning I do not wish to make your life difficult on you once you have accepted it. Once you have accepted this condition of mine, that once you get married to my daughter and you start working for me, I treat you like a slave and I make your life very difficult. I exploit you I misuse. You know, I don't wish to do that. Because think about it. If somebody makes a condition with you that you have to stay with them for eight years.
A contract that you have to work for them for eight years. That's a long term commitment,
isn't it and you don't know they might not be your property, they might not treat your property. So you obviously have
These fears so he says what am I already doing a shakalaka said that you do need. Soon you will find me in sha Allah. if Allah wills me or slyly hain of those who are righteous,
Allah willing, you will find me as a righteous man as a righteous person. Meaning when we deal with one another, inshallah, it will be good for both of us, you will find me as someone who fulfills his promise, who is good in his DNA.
Now, we see over here, that this man, this old man, this old, righteous man, he offers to keep his son in law were
with him for how long? Eight years? Oh, my God. In certain cultures, it's considered very bad if the son in law is staying with his parents in law.
is staying with his wife, his wife's family in the house, or his father in law, isn't it? It's considered very bad. It's considered as a source of shame and embarrassment that the man, how can he be so weak that he's staying with his in laws. But we see that there's nothing wrong in that, as long as there is some mutual understanding?
Yes, it is the responsibility of the man to provide home and shelter and everything to his wife after he is married. However, if the conditions are such that the man has to move in with the family of his wife, then there's no harm in that. And there could be various situations, different situations in which this might be a necessity. Like, for example, it's possible that the girl's parents are old. They're completely on their own. They don't have any other children, they have one daughter. And if she gets married and moves elsewhere, life will become very difficult for them. So the son in law, he agrees that okay, the house is spacious enough, we can also live there might as
well live there make their life easy, make our life easy.
So if the situation is such that the Son in law has to live with her in laws, there is absolutely no humiliation, degradation in that as long as it's done with mutual understanding.
Similarly, it's possible that the boy he needs help. He needs financial aid, he probably does not have any help from his side of the family. And the only one who offers to help him is his in laws.
So if they're offering their help, he shouldn't consider this to be against his ego and arrogance. And if I go and stay with them, it's going to be shameful for me. No, it's not a cause of shame. There's absolutely nothing wrong in that.
So what was the response of musasa? Either, he said, most artists and I'm sad, they're like Avenida unica, that is between me and you.
The alika veiny webinar, this is a matter that is now settled between me and you. Meeting agreed?
I accept what that I will marry your daughter on the condition that I will serve you for eight years. And
this is agreed as my agenda in whichever of the two terms. A Janine, doula, what are the two terms either eight years or 10 years? Whichever of the two terms, although you do I fulfill for the one earlier then there is no injustice on me. If I stay here for eight years, I don't consider that to be injustice on me. If I stay here for 10 years again, that is not injustice on me. Meaning, this seems like a fair deal to me.
He could have said no, no, eight years is too long. Bring it down. Make it five years. No. He says if I stay here for eight years, no problem. And if I stay here for 10 years, no problem fell out with one earlier will Allahu Allah and akula kill and Allah over whatever we say, is a trustee. He's a guardian, meaning we make Him as our witness. So the contract was agreed in this way. And the nikka was done. This is how easy and simple marriage is in our religion.
that it can be done in this way as well. That we see that two men they meet one another and what happens they meet one another for the first time. And the older man he sees good qualities in him and he says Would you like to marry my daughter? This is the condition and he says okay, fine. Done. Yes. Now in our show here we have the condition of witnesses. Right. A low arland whether it was present in that charity or not, but the marriage took place. The niqab was done with this exchange of conversation. That was our SLM said, the alika veiny webinar. This is between me and you meaning accepted. This is agreed. This is how simple it is. But we make it so complicated. We make it so
that we make, you know, this whole marriage like a huge problem, instead of something that is easy, instead of something that is convenient, it becomes such a huge problem for each and every person who is involved in it.
Now over here, one part of the life story of Masada Salaam, is completed, which one
the one before Prophethood.
from his childhood, to his state in Egypt, to the murder, to the escaped him at the end, and then to the stay in Medina for eight or 10 years. But we see that even this part of his life, which was before Prophethood, Allah subhanaw taala tells us about this part in so much detail,
isn't it? in so much detail is mentioned? Why? Because there are many, many lessons that we can learn from this.
Whenever we come across the stories of the prophets of Allah, do we say they were prophets of Allah? This is why they were so patient.
They were prophets, Allah, this is why they did this. And they did that. But what do we see that he was not a prophet at this point? Yet he was a Morrison. Yet he was someone who turned to Allah, yet he was so good when it came to dealing with other people.
So there are many lessons that can be learned from this part of the story of Musa listen and before receiving Prophethood.
And the greatest lesson, the main lesson that we learn is that who is it that Allah subhanaw taala chooses for his work?
Because based on how musar Islam was up till now, this is why last panatela chosen later on, isn't it?
So what was in musala snam that Allah subhanaw taala selected him that Allah subhanaw taala chose him, it was his good character. It was his concern for other people.
It was the fact that he was a Martian.
There are many people who want to do good, who want to be chosen for the work of Allah. But they do not know what they should do in order to be worthy of it.
If we want to become worthy of this work, what do we need to do?
What do we need to do? be concerned for others,
overcome your own problems, overcome your own worries, and start thinking about other people.
How you can help them how you can be of aid to them.
We see that musasa now look at him that he got a job for how long, eight years, he got an eight year contract. And along with that he also got a family. Many times what happens, people they're struggling to get one certification one degree after the other right, one job experience after the other so that they can, you know, make more money, they can get a better job. And while they are busy doing that, they obviously cannot even think of getting married. And what happens if they do get a job? They figure out Oh, this is not what I wanted to do. This is not what I like, I should be doing something different. Right? Or what happens? They like what they're doing. However, they find
it so difficult, or the people who they're working for they don't like them. And they get fired. They lose their job.
What do we see over here was on SNL, he asked a last time
he asked a lot he prayed to Allah be in neelima and delta l am in heightened focus.
And we see that he was concerned for other people. He wanted to help others. And look at how Allah helped him that he got a job. For the next eight years. It was confirmed. It was a contract. And on top of that, he got a wife, he got a house, he got a family. He got a place to live in. How many times it has happened with people
that they get a job, they get a wife they get a house as well. How many times does it happen?
Very rarely. But we see that Allah subhanaw taala is closer in. They're not limited.
It's up to us. How much do we ask? How much do we show before Allah that Yeah, Allah I am fully before you. I am needy before you.
Okay, we listen to the recitation then we'll continue
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we see that we should have positive thinking about other people good hopes that in the little that you've dealt with them, they have been very responsible. They have been very good, very careful in the work that they've done. So why not think positively about them and give them opportunity. We see that this man, he trusted Masada center. He offered him the job, he offered him his daughter. And we see that Musan proved to be very beneficial for him as well afterwards, that for 10 years, most artists that I've served him
many times what happens we keep doubting people, we can never trust them.
We say oh, what if they do this? And what if they say that? And what if this happens? rely upon Allah, if you have the intention to really help someone for the sake of Allah insha Allah, Allah will also help you.
And also, we learned that we should never ever belittle any opportunity to do good.
We should never miss it thinking Oh, we'll do it later. We'll do it another time. We see that musala Salah, he took advantage of that opportunity of helping the two women and look at how the doors have opened up for him because of that.
You never know which faction of yours might be acceptable in the sight of Allah. And it may result in so much good for you in the future.
When we meet people, we shouldn't be, you know, busy trying to dig up their past, okay, what did they do and you know, where they were and all of that, just be concerned about how you're dealing with them how they are dealing with you. We see that this man he didn't ask who's RSM? So did you kill anybody else? And why exactly and what happened? You know, he didn't ask him more details. He just accepted whatever musasa told him.
Also, we learned that we hire people on personality traits, but we fire them on their character traits. And the thing is that we should hire people based on what
on their character on their ability, right? This is what we should hire them on.
And we see that Musa Sam's mother she trusted a loss of data. And what happened, she was rewarded with her child being returned to her and she was given a weight as well.
And we see that musar Listen, he trusted Allah and he was rewarded with a house.
Wife and also a wage on top of that.
Also, we learned that timeshare are listed here that this woman she came to Masada sanim walking with China's, this should not just be in our walk, but also in our talk in the way we talked to him that we see that when she spoke to him, you know, she didn't say, Hi, I'm here again or anything like that. What did she say? Just directly to the point
that my father is calling you he wishes to give you a wage. That's it.
We have to be very careful in the manner that we talk to men as well.
That sometimes we're on the phone sometimes online, sometimes even when it's got to do with some work but you know, we get very inappropriate and as a result, you know, it ends up in many wrong things happening.