Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair
Luqman 20-34 Word-Analysis and Tafsir 22
When you're slim, wahoo Illa and whoever submits his face to Allah,
whoever submits his face to Allah, the word that people have invented is what duck lead.
And the word that Allah subhanaw taala gives us, you slim, a slimmer, you slim Islam, which is to submit,
submit how willingly and submit to over here in Allah to Allah.
You see, as Lama usually will Islam What is it to submit
in a way that whatever is said you do it whatever is commanded you follow whatever is instructed you do it. Okay. And remember Muslim is used for a camel that has submitted to to the master. This is the word that Allah subhanaw taala has used Muslim, use Lim as Lama use limoux Islam to submit
and when a person submits in this way, what do we see?
Seen la meme also gives us the meaning of being safe being secure being sound.
So, when a person submits to Allah, then he is safe.
So we may use Lim wotja, who whoever submits his face in Allah.
Now over here the face has mentioned
but by mentioning part of the body, the entire is meant and out of the entire body. What is mentioned over here face in particular.
Why? Because the face is where
a person's dignity is, isn't it?
And the face is where a person's senses are. You see, with your eyes and your eyes are were on your wedge. Right? You speak with your mouth and your mouth is where on your wedge.
You listen with your ears and your ears are on the sides of your wedge. At the top is what your forehead and behind that is your brain with what you think.
So when I use limb watch her who meaning whoever submits his entire being in a lot to Allah.
We are not being told to submit our entire being to our forefathers do other people but we are told to submit our entire being to who Allah soprano Dada. Why? Why to him
and not anybody else?
Because Allah is the harlot and he is the winner. If you look in the previous eye at what do we see?
That Allah is the one who has objected everything for you? Us bar Alaykum neuroma whose law here I don't know about Polina.
So who deserves that you should submit to Him, someone who has given you nothing or someone who's given you everything.
The one who has given you everything. Someone who has given you only a little bit, or someone who has given you abundant blessings, the one who has given you more, because the one whose favor is more, his exam is more his hat is more.
So when may Islam was Yahoo Illa, the one who submits his face to Allah?
Will Omar sin while he is a Dewar of good.
Now the question is, what does it mean by submitting your face to Allah?
Practically, what does it mean by submitting your faith to Allah,
obeying Allah subhana wa tada
that whoever submits his base to Allah meaning whoever obeys him, obeys him when when he feels like it.
When all the time in every situation
with regards to every command with regards to every prohibition, this is what it means by submitting, truly submitting your face.
And also use slim wager who submitting your face. What else does it mean? act of obedience which is part of obedience to Allah.
Anything else that you can think of?
Okay, staying away from the law of displeasure, whether you understand or not obey, listen, okay.
Yes, to be content with the decree of Allah.
If we have to give up what matters to Allah,
to hand over one's matters to Allah, that a person has submitted to Allah the decisions of Kaaba and
he hands over all of his affairs to Allah and submit to His decree.
That whatever my master wants for me, whatever he does to me, whatever he does for me, I accept it. This is what it means.
Acceptance right? Whatever I said, Whatever is commanded. Whatever comes my way I accepted use linguaggio is
the one who has submitted his face to Allah
will who will worsen while he is a Marcin, and remember that submitting once face to Allah also includes sincerity.
that a person does everything, for whose sake only for the sake of a loss of panda. So I've given you three meanings. What are they first of all obedience.
Secondly, accepting the decree of Allah, not questioning it, not getting angry about it. Not saying why me and why this and why not that.
And thirdly, sincerity, that whatever a person does, he does it with a floss only for his sake, because he has submitted as phase two, only Allah
like we learned inserted an arm is 79 that in knee were just too big. And in ledi fatorda somehow it will urba hanifa oma and Amina mushrikeen, that indeed, I have turned my face what just what do you need, I have turned my face toward who, the one who created the heavens and the earth inclining toward truth, and I am not of those who associate others with him.
that a person whenever he does something, he does it with sincerity for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala only for inner celerity when you Suki when we're here at the LA harbor Island in Iraq and our Buddha, what you're gonna say only you none, but you
may use the word you in a law or who works in.
So it's not just that submission is required. But along with submission, what else is required? Sn? And what does it mean by Exxon to do more than what is obligatory?
Like, for example, it's your obligation to be good towards your husband? And how do you do that, like, for example, you cook food for him.
And making the dessert for instance, is not something that's mandatory, as long as there's food on the table. Okay.
So if one day, you put in the extra effort to prepare dessert, that's what
he told you, could you please do my laundry, you know that he is his clothes himself, but you also earned and that is what you're saying? Okay.
So excited what to do more than what is obligatory? And it's also that when a person does something, how does he do it properly? with beauty. He does it as it should be done in a beautiful manner.
because something is beautiful when it is complete, not when it's incomplete.
So what is that you prepare the food, you leave it on the stove? And you say, okay, go for it yourself. The other is that you you know, without much it's rough or without extravagance, what do you do you set the table nicely, so that it's convenient, it's easy. Okay. So this is what it will add beauty to what you've done. This is what your son and Morrison is also, one who does has an Morison boyfriend isn't fine,
and avoids a year. So what Who am I saying?
that this person, he has First of all, submitted his face entirely to Allah. So he obeys him. He does whatever he does with sincerity, and his acts of worship there at the level of your son, whatever he does, he does it with beauty, in his dealings with people also he is Emerson, he gives more than the right.
So air sign is what it is his lifestyle, who are who are more sin
for the stem soccer below what it was called, then this person, in fact, he has grasp the most trustworthy handhold
and when a person is holding a handhold that is extremely strong, that is reliable Will he ever fall Will he ever fall he will not fall.
So this person has become
he has become consistent. He has steadfastness
who the person who submits to Allah and he does axon as well
for the stem Sokka stem SATA meme scene graph and gives the meaning of holding on to something but its theme SEC is different. His theme said this is what mobile have to hold on to something and not let go of it at all. It chose mobile and holding on in termasuk.
So he has held on to visit Rotorua and I in LA well, is everything that a person holds on to and then he hangs from it.
Just imagine you're in a bus, and there's no place to sit. And you know how they have those handles up on those roads. So you hold on to one of those handles, and you don't let go of it.
So let's say if the bus is turning, or if it's moving a lot, and you are about to fall, what will give you support that handhold right. At moments at certain times, you'll be as if hanging on to it. Right. You know, you will lose your battens. But what will give you support that handle? Sir, why is a handle a support?
and Alaska This is a safer off and was well set off? This is feminine off. OSA
you see always check the structure. What's the structure of was called?
Ferla and furla
Cobra earlier husna and what's the masculine have that
person back all right. So similarly was all feminine of Oh suck. Right? And Joseph is one of our lovely.
So what is oh suck? Is it just strong. Just strong, very strong.
extremely strong, extremely secure, extremely firm, very firm. This is what was ice.
So he's holding on to a handle. That is the firmest handle. firmest handle, the strongest handle,
which is in no danger of getting cut off.
It is dependable, it is reliable, you will not have any fear that it's going to break.
You know, sometimes you're holding on to a hand like that. And sometimes you really feel that it's going to break, it's going to snap off, isn't it? Why when it's made of rubber,
when it's made of plastic? Or if it's moving too much. Or you see that it's very wobbly. Then what happens as you're holding on to it, you become so frightened, you become so fearful that what if I fall and some people what do they do? They don't hold on to it anymore. They go and hold on to a pole or something.
They cannot rely on it. But a little water was such a strong hand hold that is so dependable that it will never break. It will never get cracked. It will never let you fall.
What Illa here if we were to move, and to Allah is the outcome of all matters, the ultimate return for decision and judgment of all matters is to a loss planetary,
he will make the final decision for every single mentor.
What can you see in this ayah?
What's the message in this ayah? What are we being taught the way to
steadfastness? How does a person become steadfast?
How is it that he develops us?
Yesterday when we were learning about in the deli come in a resume that is of those matters for which determination is required. Many of you must have thought about this at how do you develop determination.
How do you develop?
Isn't it? Like for example you start something good?
You start coming to class, you start doing your work and what happens all of a sudden, you get distracted by one thing, you get discouraged because of another thing. And eventually like Okay, forget it. I can't do this anymore. I can't handle this mayhem that happens right?
This is why zoom is required. What do we see over here that what is it that will provide you or the water was such a firm handle that will never let you fall?
That will never let you give up?
That will never let you stop
earlier to list pi is basically referring to a man over here.
Okay, this is basically in the context it's referring to a man because life is full of jerks and jolts and constant difficulties and convergence.
So what is it that will give you the ability to stay firm? When you're holding on to something, isn't it? And this what you're holding on to is what Amen. How will you develop that? How you use language Oh in a law, well who am Larson The one who submits his face entirely to Allah and he also does exam.
This will give a person strong Eman and strong Eman will give a person as him to do anything and everything no matter what difficulty he faces. No matter what challenge he faces.
Because many times what happens? We start and we stop.
What's the problem is that we don't
Is it? We do believe, but what is it that makes us weak? Lack of determination?
So what is it that gives a person determination? When he has the certainty that what I'm doing is right, what I'm doing is important.
And when he has submitted himself to Allah, when he accepts the other of Allah remember one of the means of Islam, he accepts a decree of Allah. Okay, this is what Allah sent my way I accept it.
He accepts it. He bears with it. And he continues, he doesn't give up.
In total Baqarah 256, we learned familia for booty, while you may be Lehi, faculty stem psychedelic water was a lengthy assignment, that whoever disbelieves into who and believes in Allah than that person has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it,
that Allah supports that person.
We understand that a person has yaqeen that Allah will support me, no matter what difficulty I'm going through, Allah will support me. This is why if you look at those is in total variety.
ikusi is also mentioned over there. And what do we see an item could see that ladder, Hulu Senato molano, Allah is my support, he is my helper, he will aid me he never sleeps, he never gets tired.
So what do we see that in order to develop steadfastness, in order to develop firmness, do things that are required
that first of all, a person must become sincere on the inside. And he must become immersing outwardly do things that required
sincerity on the inside, submission on the inside. And if sand on the outside,
that whatever comes his way from Allah, He accepts.
And whatever opportunity he finds, he does good. wherever he goes to everybody, in any place at any time, any opportunity to do good.
And what is it that will give a person the ability to avail these opportunities, the sincerity on the inside, isn't it.
When you want to do something for Allah, then no matter how people are, no matter what difficulty you face, or how rude someone is, you will keep doing what you have to do.
So sincerity on the inside and air sign on the outside, these are two things that lead to constancy that lead to steadfastness.
And the first thing is submitting to Allah.
If you think about it, every single person,
he has directed his face towards something or the other,
isn't it? So every single person, he has some thing that is the center of his life,
that no matter where he is, what is in front of him, whatever the center of his life is, wherever he goes, What does he take along with him, whatever is important to him, whatever is the center of his life.
Even if he's extremely busy, what's on his mind? Whatever is the center of his life, isn't it?
For some people, the center of their life is, let's say, their iPod.
Now, whether they're going into the washroom,
or they're sitting at the dinner table, or they're on the bus, or they're walking, or they're sitting in class, what do they have with them?
What do they have an iPod, right? That's the center of their life. For some other people, their work is extremely important to them, their email is extremely important to them.
Which is why what happens constantly, they're getting their work email on their phone. After every 15 minutes, they have this automatic thing, which checks their email for them. And if there's new email, their phone will buzz and what will happen, they will go check their email immediately.
Right, no matter where they are at a wedding, at a restaurant, at a friend's house, at their parents. They're more in their backyard. Anything that they're doing, what are they concerned about? their phone, their email,
women are cooking in the kitchen, what will they check their email? Right, they will check their phones.
So every person has some center of life that they are facing constantly.
Now what is that a person makes a center of his life something of this dunya
something of this dunya some person could be their children
could be a friend could be the one whom they love. They're always thinking about them, daydreaming about them, thinking about what they said what they did, never forgetting about them. And the other is that a person makes a center of his life who have lost
and when a person makes a center of his life, a law then what does it mean?
That, whether he is doing something he will think about to Allah,
any action that he is doing, he will want to do it for his sake, Allah.
Everything that he is doing, he will do it according to whose instructions Allah, right?
And whatever he is doing, who will you remember? A loss of time without any difficulty, any challenge you will return to
Allah, Who is the first one that will come to his mind, Allah? Now, when a person thinks like this, Will he ever stop? Will he ever stop doing what he's doing? Impossible, he will not stop. Because no challenge then seems impossible.
No hurdle? seems impossible, because he's not relying on himself at that time, who does he rely on?
He knows that allies there, he will make me do it.
He doesn't think about his own intellect. He doesn't think about his own ability, who does he rely on a loss of panel data and when a person who relies on a lot this way, then you will never stop?
Now, of course, that before submission even comes What? modify that? How can a person submit to Allah unless and until he knows about him?
So knowledge comes first, which is why we see that in the previous if the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala will be mentioned that we have a better understanding and as a result, stronger motivation to submit to Him.
Okay, we'll listen to the recitation and we'll continue.
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So if you see over here, that when a person he directs his face to a lot, any action that he's doing, whether it is in the form of doing some work,
or is in the form of doing your son towards people, then who is he thinking about? A loss of power?
Because sometimes what happens, we are doing good toward someone, they say one rude thing to us, and what do we think? Never again, never again, was that action sincere. It wasn't sincere. Because if a person was doing it with sincerity for the sake of Allah, then no matter how the other responded, you would still do it.
Right? You would still be good, you would still do what you're supposed to do.
Many times it happens that we're doing some work. One person is harsh towards us, we say, Okay, I'm not going again. But the thing is that if you are doing it for the sake of Allah, then no matter what difficulties you face, you will do your work. You will do your work.
Many times people get together and they start talking about why they don't do something. And why don't they do it? Because so and so person said that to them. And so and so person did that.
This isn't evidence of what insincerity
because the one who is sincere. He is doing what he's doing for the sake of a loss of penalty.
And regardless of what happens in return, he does it. He does what is important to him.
And this is what develops consistency in his actions.
This is what makes him steadfast.
This is what gives him sebat. Otherwise a person cannot accomplish anything in dystonia.
So far this term soccer been around water was
finally at the end what has been said a lot here occupa to move into Allah is the outcome of all matters.
that everything is going to Allah, every affair is going to be taken to a law for decision for a judgment. If I am sincere, why should I worry about the rudeness of the other person?
If I'm sincere? Why should I worry about how the other person did not fulfill their responsibility. There were
If I am sincere, then I don't need to worry. Then when a person works like this, then that will bring consistency in his actions.
What it allows our people to move. And when a person works like this, then no matter what happens, whether he is sick, or he's healthy, whether he's traveling, whatever circumstances he's in his direction is towards Allah subhanaw taala This is why he will do his work.
Sincerity is the key, sincerity is the key and if a person lacks sincerity, then what will happen even if the whole world is trying to motivate you, He will not be able to do your work
you will not move an inch even if 1000 incentives are given to you you will not do it. What will give you the motivation sincerity and nothing other than sincerity can give you this motivation.
And if you look at it basically these either talking about the heat about the oneness of Allah soprano Tada.
So when is that a person turns to Allah, only to allow you slim Mojo in Allah.
And the other is that a person turns towards something else. He make someone else the purpose of his life, something else the objective of his life, whether it's a computer or an iPod, or something or the other.
Then when a person relies on other things, then can they help him? Can they they fail him.
So many times it happens that we think oh, this person can help me that person can help me, this will come in use, but they don't come in use. They fail you every time. Most of the time at least.
This is why we learn in Zero Hedge is 31 that a person who committed when you shake the law he fucka Anima. home in a summer for the buffalo playthrough OTA, heavy, heavy heavy mechanics I hear that a person who does shift, it is as though he has fallen from the sky. And he was snatched by the birds or the wind carried him down into a remote place.
One is that a person does something sincerity for Allah sake, he's holding on to what an aroma tool was.
Which would never crack never break. And the other is that a person relies on something else other than Allah. And when that happens, then there is no Sabbath, no consistency, no steadfastness, it says a person has fallen. And he will end up as a failure.
Many times that happens with us when we start something we tell ourselves, I'm doing it for the sake of Allah. And what happens? Then Allah subhanaw taala tests us, right? You claim that you're doing something for the sake of Allah, you think Allah will not test you, of course, he will.
See what happens. One person says something extremely harsh. The other person says don't do this anymore. The other person says you're wasting your time.
Then you want to go but you're tired, you're sick, and you have to travel and people are pulling you towards something else. Now, if you said you were sincere, Allah has tested you. And if you are really sincere, then what will happen throughout these difficulties,
you will keep doing what you are supposed to do. And the fact that you don't stop that is an evidence of your sincerity. And if you stop if you get derailed by other things, and that isn't evidence of insincerity.
So it's very easy to start with sincerity. But it's challenging to end with sincerity. This is why the beginning is important. And the ending is also important.
omata was caught it refers to a man and a man. And then usually what do you call it Allah Islam? And then your son Eman, Islam exam. All these three things? What do they lead to strengthening one another? Isn't it? they strengthen one another. The stronger person is even the stronger his submission. The more his submission, the more air sign in his actions, the more excited his actions it will increase his email even more, isn't it? When you pray with Russia, doesn't that strengthen your email does not increase your email? Of course it does.
So one thing leads to another. This is why allotter was caught. It doesn't come to a stop then.
Then a person keeps rolling. He doesn't stop. He keeps going.
And when a person has strong European strong faith, then nothing seems difficult to him because he's not relying on himself who's relying on
Allah subhanaw taala
Salam aleikum. We learn in Surah Tauba if Allah Allah say has to be Allahu La ilaha illallah wa alayhi
wa sallam, if we feel like we are weak or anything, we have to say this too and inshallah Allah will give us exactly he will give us strength. He will give us energy and this is why it's recommended to say this seven times in the morning and seven times in the evening that has to be Allahu Allah.
sufficient for me, or later called, upon whom I trust.
So when a person relies on a lot of panel data that is sufficient for him. And this gives him the ability to continue, regardless of what difficulties facing. And I'm emphasizing this point a lot, because many times we start a lot of things, but we don't continue. We don't we go sign up somewhere, to volunteer. And then when it comes to doing the work, we don't show up, where were you, I got busy in something. We make a promise we're gonna come every single day to school. But what happens? One day, something happens, the other another thing happens and then we don't end up coming to school. We forget that that is our priority. I'm not saying other things are unimportant. They
may be important, they may be necessary. But something that you have committed to something that you have said you're going to do you made a promise, what will enable you to do it, inner strength, and how will that come with a man with your son with Islam, that will give you inner strength and no matter what the challenge, you'll do it.
You know, it's like when you have to do something, then you do it anyway, isn't it
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