Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair
Al-Qasas 22-43 Word-Analysis and Tafsir 29-35
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Now we see over here that musasa he was in Egypt, he was taken out of Egypt, brought into meridian. And now for eight years, and if he was good, he would be there for 10 years, according to the contract. He would be looking after what
sheep? Where was he? in the palace of his own? And now where is he,
as a shepherd, his life completely changed.
But he accepted it.
He didn't say, No way. He wanted me to become a shepherd, I come from the palace of Rome. I was raised over there. No, he realized that he was dealing with a righteous man. Those people needed help.
And he accepted.
And he was being given a great opportunity, he was going to be safe over there.
So yes, it was a great downfall. You know, in worldly terms, from the palace, now Shepherd, looking after sheep and goats, but still he accepted it. And we see that this was part of the training, that Allah subhanaw taala wish to give musasa
the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that Allah has not sent a prophet except that he was a shepherd,
every prophet of Allah, Who was he? He was a shepherd. The Companions they asked a prophet sallallahu Sallam and you the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Yes, I used to hurt sheep with compensation from the people of Makkah.
Even he would hurt sheep. So we see that a Lost Planet Allah He trained his profits, how? By making them shepherds.
Why? What training Do you get as a shepherd that you cannot get from any other work?
dealing with? those beings who do not listen, who do not understand? Who do not speak? You give them many instructions, but it's possible they don't get anything you tell them? What do you develop? Patience, tolerance.
And if you think about it a shepherd, he is busy taking care of his flock from sunrise to sunset, isn't it?
It's quite possible that, you know, some sheep they get lost or they don't obey or they don't do what they're supposed to do. They might end up fighting with one another. You can tell them, come on, get to work, hurry up, we have to go. I'm tired. You can't say anything like that to them.
What is it developing you patience.
We also see that being a shepherd, it develops the sense of responsibility in a person.
A person cannot take his flock somewhere and then go take a nap for three, four hours. He cannot do that. He can never just say, okay, let the animals go themselves. I'll be home today. No, he cannot say I'll sleep in today let the animals be. So what if they don't go out to eat one day? No. It develops a sense of responsibility. Because these animals, they require a lot of work. They require a lot of attention from the shepherd.
It's a full time job. The shepherd cannot say I'm off for a week, see you next Monday. No,
he cannot do that. He has to be alert during the day he has to be alert during the night. He has to take care of them. He has to feed them he has to take them out he has to bring them back in he has to milk them. Look after their young ones. He develops a sense of responsibility as well.
Similarly, being a shepherd, it develops humility and simplicity in a person.
humility and simplicity. Because a shepherd has live a very simple life
if he has to walk around with his flock, how much ready Can he carry with himself? Think about it. How much can he dress up? How much can you really take care of his clothes.
He develops a very simple life he learns how to make do on with minimum things.
With only a few things even and this is a very very important quality. If a person wishes to accomplish something that is great in his life.
Because as you go out with the sheep, can you dress up in very nice clothes? No you can't. There you are in your nice clothes and there, the sheep run off you know through a puddle and you know all the water splashed on you your clothes gone finished. You put on some very nice shoes and they're you step in a puddle and they poo on you or they pee on you or something and that's it your clothes, your shoes gone. Right. You cannot be excessive when it comes to being a shepherd you have to live a very simple life.
Then also, it develops
The sense of protection
in the shepherd, because he's always on guard, he becomes very, very protective about his flock.
He's constantly checking.
are they're all here? Are they all in? Are they all out? Is every single one of them okay or not? And it also develops bravery.
Because imagine you're out, you know, in the open land with this flock of sheep, you're on your own. If a wolf comes, can you just run away, leaving your flock behind?
You can't do that. You have to protect your sheep, you have to figure out how to chase the wolf away.
Right? So it develops confidence. It develops bravery, it develops the sense of protection and well wishes. And all of these characteristics are very, very important for someone who wishes to guide people, for someone who wishes to help people. Because when you're trying to help people, you will meet with such people who are very ignorant, you instruct them. It's as though you never said anything to them.
You advise them once, it's as though you never spoke to them. You tell them the instructions, it says though they never heard. Right, it happens. So at that time, should you just say I quit. And that's it. I cannot deal with you anymore. I've had it. No, the prophet of Allah cannot do that. A person who is responsible for guiding other people cannot do that. So this training is essential. And Allah subhanaw taala, he took Musashi Sam out of Egypt brought him to madeon, so that he could get this training.
Because think about it, good busara, Sam, get this training in Egypt? Would anyone allow him to become a shepherd? No, impossible. So Allah subhanaw taala took him out of that place, brought him here so that he could get this training. And besides, when a person leaves his house, he gets the opportunity to travel. And traveling teaches many, many things to a person as well.
When you're at home, in your own city, amongst your own people, in a very protected environment. You don't get to learn many, many things. You're not exposed to many things, which you may be exposed to once you leave your house and travel.
This is why Imam Shafi he said travel for travel, there are five benefits.
First of all relief of adversity. How
we think if you travel, you know it becomes very difficult. But he said when a person travels relief of adversity, oh, think about when you're at home, every single day you say the same to people, you see the same things, you have to do the same work, right? And that itself sometimes becomes an adversity, isn't it?
When you have to watch the same dishes every single day, don't you hit a point where it begins to bother you.
When you have to vacuum the same floor every single day, every other day, it doesn't bother you eventually.
And sometimes when you're at home, when you're at you know at your workplace every single day, you know, it develops this kind of boredom in you, you need a change, a change of environment, a change of people, a change of work. So when you travel, it brings relief of adversity.
Secondly, earning of livelihood.
Because when you travel, you get many, many opportunities. You get to see many things that you never saw before.
Many times it happens that you travel to another country and you buy things that you cannot buy in your home country, isn't it?
Knowledge is a third thing that a person learns when he travels,
and noble companionship.
Same I'm Shafi he said travel.
And we see that Mozart is Sam he was made to travel at this point. And if he did not travel if he did not get this training through being a shepherd, it would be very very difficult for him to look after the bunny.
The bunny Australian were very difficult people to deal with. Just imagine if we from the palace. He took the Bani Israel out of Egypt and took them across the sea into the desert. And here he tells them eat this food and they say we don't want this would bring us something different.
What would we do if he had not dealt with sheep?
And he tells them go enter the city there's no no we're sitting right here you and your Lord go fight. How would you deal with them if you had not dealt with cheap?
So this training was essential for him especially because he was going to deal with who with Bani Israel and they were not an easy people.
What does it show to us that if life changes, all of a sudden circumstances change all of a sudden,
and you feel as though you were here. You were at another point in life.
And now all of a sudden, you're somewhere else. You might feel as though you know you're suffering and you're suffering from a great adversity. But there is some benefit in that.
Look at where musasa was in the balance of her own and now where he is as a shepherd in Medan
his life drastically changed. But there was wisdom behind that.
There was great benefit behind that. And if a person trusts Allah, if a person has positive thinking, good hope in Allah, that alone also helped him.
Follow Mercado Moosa Agila then when musala salon he completed the term,
the term that the father of the two worlds had set for him a minimum of eight years.
So how long did he actually stay? Because he left it to musasa. We learn in Sahih Bukhari that, sorry, the Punjabi he said, a Jew from the people of healer. He asked me, which are the two terms that Musa fulfill. So I said, I do not know. And I will go to the scholar of the Arabs and ask him.
And who did you mean by that even our best with the arena?
This was after the profit sort of data center. So I went up in our bus. And I asked him, and he said he fulfilled the longer and better of them.
And which was that? 10 years?
So after 10 years, Masada Santa, what happened was Sara Lee, he and he traveled with his wife, Sarah jezero. Saved? What does that mean to travel?
So he traveled with his wife, meaning he didn't stay in Madrid anymore. He left from there.
He didn't stay over there anymore. But rather he left and he left widow
with his wife, what does it show?
He took his family, he took his wife from meridian along with him. Because it shows that a husband he can take his wife, wherever he wants, once they're married,
to the family of the girl cannot say, No, no, no, you must stay in the city and you must stay in this country and you must not go to that country and you must not go to that city. And you must not move to that house. No, they cannot interfere in this matter. It's up to the husband, wherever he wishes to go. If he wishes to move to another city, he wishes to move to another country it has choice. And he has the right to take his wife with him.
And the parents of the girl they cannot interfere. They cannot set any more conditions. They can set conditions at the time of nica, but afterwards No.
So the father of the girl, he set a condition that you know, you stay over here with me for eight years at least. And after that you free to musasa after the term was complete. He didn't stay over there any longer, but rather he moved from there.
And he moved from there with who with his wife. So wasabi early he took his wife along with him.
What happened aniseh he perceived he sensed menjalani bit puri from the side of the mountain as he was walking by the side of the mountain he sensed now on a fire
bada he said Leah Lee to his wife own coastal stay here. It is said that masala cinnamon his wife, they were traveling on a cold dark night. And he had also lost his way so when he noticed the fire in the mountain, he wished to go and see if there were any people he could find some guidance from them.
And he also wanted some fire so that he could warm up his family. So own kazoo, you stay here in the Anniston Allah indeed I have sensed a fire. Let me go there. There are only t comin here so that I can come to you from it be hovering with some news, some information as to where to go. And if not that, at least I can Oh, just whatever I can bring a firebrand millenary of the fire jet what from the refactors gene that well, and jethwa is used for a burning coal whose flame has extinguished but it's still burning from the inside.
You understand? A burning coal the flame has extinguished but it's still burning from inside. Have you ever burned a coal? barbecue anything like that? What happens initially there's fire flame, but then what happens the flames they die out. But still you see the cold they're all red. They're burning from inside this is what jetways so at least I can bring you a jethwa meaning out of the fire that are local dust alone so that you can warm yourselves.
What do you see over here again, we'll sorry the synonym being concerned about others.
He doesn't want to go to the fire just to see what it is district will have
Some fun in case there are people over there know, he wants to go to find some information so that he can take his family and reach the destination as soon as possible. And if not, that at least he can get some fire so that his family, his wife can warm up.
He was concerned for others, even when he himself was in difficulty,
even when he himself was in a challenging situation.
Even he himself was traveling, even if he himself was tired. He was concerned about who about others.
Typically what happens, we're very concerned about others, but as long as
we're okay, we're comfortable.
But as soon as we feel that we have to do the work and other people are sitting,
then what happens? We say you go do the work, I'll sit here, but musasa is the other way around. His wife, she sets and he goes, gets the flame.
He goes and gets the information.
Similarly, we see that many times men, they will go around help other people. But if their own wife needs help, if their own wife is sick, if their own wife is tired and exhausted, they will not offer the help over there.
We see that musala sam he is helping who his wife.
Fernanda attacked her. Then when he reached it, he came to it. He came to the fire. He approached it, new dia he was called out men sharply in where they lay money from the right side of the valley.
Men sharply sharply from the reflectors.
Sheen, Paul Hamza and Shapley is one of the two sides of something.
It is one of the two sides of something.
So he was called from one side of Elworthy, the valley and which side was that Alemany the right side of the valley.
Understand shelter one of the two sides of something. So one of the two sides of what and why the the valley? So we tried was it Imani the right one.
And he was called out Phil Booker T Mobile aka t
in a blessed spot. So he was called from the right side of the valley in a blessing spot. So the voice was coming from where? From the blessing spot. And remember, we learned earlier that an Boudicca muffin now that that's where the voice was coming from
minissha jurati from the tree. What does it mean by that? That he was called out from the tree, the voice came from where from the tree, which was situated where in the right side of the valley in a blessing spot.
And what was said, A Moosa that Moosa in the anila Rabbil aalameen, that indeed, I am Allah, the Lord of the worlds, that the one who is addressing you, the one who is calling you out, the one who is speaking to you is who the Lord of all that exists.
If you think about it, if a person is talking to another person, okay, it's a conversation.
But imagine a person is being spoken to, by who, by Allah soprano.
What a great honor. And it was bestowed upon who musasa and Allah subhanaw taala spoke to him directly. wirkkala mala homosassa tech Lima.
And we say that musala, Salah, he was traveling with his wife, some say that he was traveling towards Egypt. Why? Because his family was still there. And he wished to go meet them at least. He wasn't going to go publicize himself. No, he was going to secretly go meet his mother, brother, family, and then come back alone and what exactly his plan was, but he was traveling. But what happened on the way he got lost on the way he's part of the fire, and he went to the mountain to get the fire. It might seem like an accident.
But it was not an accident.
It was part of a loss of Panthers planning.
We see that anything that happens in a believers life. It's not an accident. It's not a coincidence. It's a part of what Allah subhanaw taala has planned for him.
Either he can benefit from it. He can learn from it.
He can be patient.
He can be grateful, and earn reward. Or he can be angry, he can be upset. He can become furious. He can become impatient and lose their award and learn nothing from it. We see that musasa when he lost his weight, we don't find him complaining, or what is this and why have we lost the way and it's because of you
You're too slow and nothing like that. He's very patient.
He accepts it. And as a result, look at the great benefit that he receives, he receives Prophethood.
And it's a part of the plan of a loss of one third.
And then what happened? Allah subhanaw taala addressed him, he spoke to him. And part of what Allah subhanaw taala said to him was what an elk Yasaka and that you throw down your stuff, lt lamb off here
it is to throw something in such a way that it's in front of you, you can still see it. It's not to throw something so far away that you cannot see it anymore. You have no idea where it went No, it is to throw but in a way that it still is visible to you.
So a lot of parents are said to him one ltr soccer and throw your staff fella model. Then when he saw it, when Musa SNM saw the staff that the zoo it was moving, it was quivering. Ghana had Jan as if it was a snake. We have done all of these words before this way I'm not going to analyze them again. Alright, so he saw the staff moving as if it was a snake what happened one man wouldn't be around he turned away, showing his back when um, you're active and he did not turn back. He just ran away, fleeing away. And he didn't even look back. He did not even return. So Allah subhanaw taala called Lusaka, Zambia Musa Musa advanced come forward docman of balamb Kabul before and if Val is to
come forward to advance to come to akabane advanced approach, what are the costs and do not fear? Do not fear the snake because in the communal m&e, indeed you are of those who are secure.
Now we have learned so far that musasa was a very strong man, wasn't he?
He was a very bold man, he was very courageous. He was very strong that when he hit the man, he died. And he had the strength to travel for eight days on foot. And when he arrived, he had the strength to water a flock of sheep, that shows that a person is extremely strong. But when he sees a snake, he's afraid, why he was a human being after
he was a human being, after all. And this is something that we must understand as well. That is because a person is very strong in one way and weak in another way, we completely dismiss them. And we say they're so weak, they don't have any confidence at all.
The thing is, that a person may be strong in one way, but he may be weak in another way. Because human beings are not perfect. Human beings are weak.
None of the qualities none of the traits that human beings possess are perfect. Only Allah subhanaw taala his qualities, his traits are perfect.
Like, for example, if a person is doing something very important, we expect that, you know, they should be very intelligent, they should be very, very smart in every aspect. Know, they're human beings, it's possible that they're very intelligent one way, but in another way, they don't know what to do.
Like, it's quite possible the person is very intelligent when it comes to dealing with children. But when it comes to cooking and cleaning, they don't know a thing. It's quite possible. And we should remember that after all, they are human beings. So musasa also, he was very strong, but when he saw the snake, he was afraid.
And he was made to go through this experience because he was being prepared for what was to come later on. Because we might wonder that why didn't Allah subhanaw taala just simply tell him that when you throw your stuff, it's gonna turn into a snake Don't be afraid, no, was that Islam was made to feel scared, why he was being prepared for the future,
that he was going to go face with our own, he was going to go and face the magic of the magicians. So in the future, when he sees all of these things, he must not become afraid in certain number 10 What did we learn earlier that he mo Salah to have in Nila Khalid al more Salah.
So this was one miracle. The other one was looking at a coffee j Baker insert your hand into the opening of your garment was look seen lamb calf to insert something into another. So insert your hand feed jB njbiz the opening of the government. Last time I explained this, some people thought that the opening of the garment is you know where the collar is. Okay, that would be possible only if a person is wearing a stitched garment. And remember that earlier what did people wear? shorts, right? So the upper garment was just a shawl that a person would wrap around his upper body. Alright, so the opening of the garment would be somewhere by the chest. Okay, so let's look at the
coffee j Baker. Insert your hand in
To the opening of your garment and when you take it out the heart it will come out by law white men ladies who are not from any illness.
It will not be white because of leprosy. It will not be white because it's on fire. You will not have any burning sensation. You will not feel any pain no min Heidi so
what move and join have moved from the rotators blog me meme and thumb is to join two or more things together. So join what Elijah do yourself Jenna hacker, your side
join do yourself your side minella be out of the fear. What does it mean by that? That word moon la Vega Jenna Hakka Minerva Be gentle, as you know is used for the wings of a bird isn't it? So?
Jenna is the wing of a bird. But for a human being? Jenna applies to what?
His side or his arm right
side of the body or his arm. So what mom alayka Jenna Hakka, join your side to yourself meaning your arm to yourself may never be out of here. Meaning whenever you're afraid, what should you do?
What should you do? Join your hand. Do your body. Join your arm. Do your body. Why? To protect yourself from fear?
in any situation when you're afraid? What should you do? Join your Jenna and also be said, ella sodic. Do your chest, meaning Put your hand on your heart.
Whenever you're afraid, put your hand wear onto your chest.
And this is a skill. This is a technique that musar listener was taught so that he would not be afraid. Think about it. If you're very scared, and you put your hand on your heart like this, what happens? Don't you calm down? Right? Don't you calm down, your heart is pumping, like really, really hard. You're nervous, you're worried and you put your hand close to yourself. You put your hand on your body on your chest or even if you collect yourself together, what happens? You calm down.
Like for example, when you're angry, you sit down, don't you calm down, isn't it so
if you're very, very worried and concerned and you sit down
what happens you calm down.
And if you keep standing and walking around and looking here and there the only increase in your anxiety and nervousness. So this was a technique that Masada said I will stop that how he should come down in situations of fear.
And other say that it means that put your arm to the side of your body or your leg. You know join it together with the other leg hold yourself together. So whatever it was a low earner but basically it was a technique that he was taught in order to
lessen his fear and we see that the profits or the losses that I'm also what did he do every night that before going to sleep he would recite them or where the thing he would blow them and he would wipe his hands over his body. Right
and and this actually works as well. That when you're afraid when you're nervous when you're anxious. If you put yourself together you sit calmly you know you hold yourself together you tend to calm down
so for Danica these two vaniqa what is Danica
isn't Mashallah, which one but Eva buried, buried. So for that he got these two mean the staff and the hand these are both ohana, nanny, do evidences. Do clear proofs Middle America from your Lord elaphiti our own to fit our own woman that he and his nobles in Nome can will Coleman faceting indeed there are people who are sinful, so a message must be sent to them. So you go with these two signs and deliver the message to them. What was the reaction of Masada Santa Paula he said, what I'll be oh my lord in Neuchatel, two main home nevsun I killed a person from them. I killed an Egyptian man for a half an afternoon. So I fear that they're going to kill me. How can I go back to
them? And besides what he has done, and my brother had one who are upset harmony listener, he is more eloquent than me in speech of saho from the roof Fs file slot half
for Saha and that means to be eloquent to be fluent in one speech, fossa high level, is basically to remove the cream of the milk.
You must be wondering how
today even in some areas, in some countries, you get milk
Which is unpasteurized? So what do you have to do? You have to boil it yourself. And as you boil it, what happens the cream, it rises to the surface, it settles at the top. And sometimes it may happen with you that you get a cup of tea, you let it sit for a few moments and what happens at the top
what happens there's cream, right? So, fossa high level is to remove the cream from the milk.
Okay, to remove the cream from the milk, and if you don't remove it, what happens as you're drinking, then you get bits and pieces of cream, and it makes it so disgusting sometimes right? Sometimes people cannot tolerate it, some people don't mind other people cannot tolerate it at all. So, we see that once the cream is removed, then the milk becomes clear, isn't it. So, as you drink it, it comes very easily in your mouth and it goes very easily down your throat.
So far so hot is used for eloquent, fluent proficient speech, that is free of any extra words that would make the canal heavy that would make the column unpleasant. For instance, sometimes people have certain words that they keep using in their normal speech.
like they will keep saying like after every two three words, what happens it makes a column very heavy, isn't it you want to remove all the likes, and then read the sentence and then see what they have to say. The other day I was reading a passage in which somebody had put like literally after every two three words. And I was trying to figure out what they were saying, you know by removing all the likes. So when there are extra words in the column, it makes a cannon very heavy.
So for Saha is to be eloquent to be fluent. So most RSM said that he Harun who after how many Listen, my brother, how long is more eloquent than me in speech,
for our Scylla humare, I didn't send him with me as a return as a supporter, as a helper from the roof actress la del Hamza.
And this is literally that from which support is taken. Like for example, a stick a staff somebody's hand, it becomes a means of support for you.
And from that red is used for such a helper, who is always with you, and is also under you. Like, for example, for an old person to walk, what do they need?
A stick? Right? They need to stick now, can they use a stick just for some time? No, they need to stick all the time.
And the stick is under their control. Or, for example, they need a person to help them.
Now the person is under them. And they're with them all the time. So this is what it is a supporter, who is always with you, but he is under you. So send my brother how long as a supporter with me, you start declining, he will confirm me meaning whatever I will say he will confirm my truthfulness.
Because one is that I say something. And the other is that when I say something, somebody confirms me, that would make my speech more effective in the hospital and you get the vote, I fear that they will deny me
once there were some people who were discussing amongst one another, that who has done his brother the greatest favor. So people were saying, Oh, this person, that person, I showed it on her she was listening and she said musasa
how that musar Listen, I'm here requested for his brother and his brother. He was made a profit of
people help their brothers, you know, set up their business. they lend them their cars, they find a wife for them, right? To help them with their job to help them with their career with their school with their homework, so on and so forth. But muthana Sam, he helped his brother how that his brother was made a profit. This teaching is a very, very important lesson that we should take our siblings along with us as well. Many times are only concerned about our children, about our spouses, but we should also be concerned about who our siblings
Allah, Allah subhanaw taala said, center should do our Boudicca be illegal. We will strengthen your arm through your brother, Cena should do sheen that that should the chedid we will strengthen we will make firm we will make strong.
I'll do that their elbow is upper arm
and the upper arm of a person what does it reflect his strength? If a person wants to show their strength? What do they do? They flex their muscles, right? So Carlos and I should do our Boudicca via HCA. We're going to strengthen your arm with your brother meaning we will make you strong with your brother. Whenever I do local muscle fun and we will make for you soltana and authority. We will provide you with such authority that falaya soluna in a coma, they will not be able to reach you who fit our own and his people they will not be able to reach you with any harm.
If you think about it, was it difficult for frown to kill? musasa? No, he could just easily have said, you know, kill him. That's it. And people would have gotten together and immediately killed Masada Santa, but there was something that prevented our own from killing musasa
What was that it was a special suit on the special authority that musallam had been given by Allah soprano.
So whenever I do document soltana we will provide you with such authority that hilariously Luna in a coma, they will not be able to reach you with any harm. Be it now with our I add unto my YouTube woman Itamar Akuma, and whoever follows you to Allah hollobone or the victorious meaning go YouTube with our ayat and whoever follows you. Then they will be hollobone victorious. Be it now and tomorrow Amanita Akuma Allah hollobone This has been understood in two ways that first of all, this is a new sentence that go with our signs with our signs it will be available. Secondly, it's connected with Sultan that we will give you settled on through our ayat that you and whoever follows
you will be victorious.
That the miracle that musasa was given it was so powerful that he was afraid to do anything against Masada,
So Allah subhanaw taala restored him with this miracle for a reason, in a way protected most artists that fit around was unable to harm him. So what do we see over here, that busara samsara it was accepted.
Haruna lisanna was made a prophet, who saw this and I was given such miracles, and as a result he was given strength, so that he would be able to convey the message.
We learned into it Miriam is 53 what will happen Adda Who? medullary mattina aha who held one and a V here. And we gave him out of our mercy his brother Harun as a prophet.
Now the following I utter about how musar listen and when he got to Freetown when he reached him, and when he delivered the message to him, how is it that Pharaoh reacted?
So we see so far we have learned about the part of the life of Musab before Prophethood. Then when he was given Prophethood and as a third part is
after prophet heard that with Prophethood what challenges he faced
with a sense of restoration these
all Asana should