Channel: Tawfique Chowdhury
Tawheed is Everything
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu My brothers, my sisters in Islam Alhamdulillah Welcome to Ramadan and this beautiful year will have to relearn Welcome to our series of seals that I do every year in Ramadan. hamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us life till now yet another Ramadan so inshallah to Allah let's crack on and let's use this Ramadan as a time for remembering and pondering on the on the scholars Islam when you should use to come to the time of Ramadan days to close the books of phip as was reported in a Malik rahimullah would close the books of Philip and he will open up the books of course because it is a month of revelation of God and a month of reciting
the Quran in Arabic is a month of pondering and reflection on the Quran. So we'll have the Rila in this month we have chosen a few sutras inshallah to Allah three important sutras I've chosen in Charlotte to do to seal off and hopefully be in Villa if you follow through with me in Charlotte this month you will also find the blessings in the Baraka of these beautiful sewers in Charlotte the first Surah Surah zomer the second one inshallah will be Surah Al Miriam, and the third will be Surah Taha inshallah tada and if then and if there is more time, inshallah to Allah will take another surah inshallah tada Allah subhanho wa Taala wills, this sort of Surah zomer. I thought I
would start with the surah because the surah is all about the incidence and the situation in the context of the Muslim mean, before the first hegira of the Muslim mean towards Habesha. Remember, the hijra of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam was towards Medina. But before that, the situation was really getting really bad, especially for those people who did not have any sort of backup or any support from their tribes. As a result, the prophets Allah sent them told them to make a gesture towards have a shot. Yeah. And this was in the seventh year, after the after the revelation of the Quran to the prophets of Salaam, the cable Hara, seven years after that few years before the actual
hatred towards Medina. And so in this surah, all of the context of that situation of persecution of the perils of the difficulties that were being faced by the Muslim men are drawn through here. And the sutras analyzed is such a poetic exercise of beautiful Bulava. beautiful poetry, beautiful,
miraculous usage of terms and words.
context the themes by which Allah subhanho wa Taala presents the sutras are phenomenal. And as a surah. Zuma is one of those sources that contains beautiful eulogies about
about the author of beautiful examples about to hear about sobor, about tawakkol, Allah subhanho wa Taala all of the things that believers require at the time of persecution and all of the things that bizarrely mean have forgotten when they are actually persecuting the believers. So this surah has particular context to where we are today in Islamic history. Today we are at a time when Muslim world is in turmoil where lots of countries are in war, where millions of Muslim men are displaced from their homes, they are margerine with no answer to accept them, they are now seeking refuge in European countries, some of them trying to find refuge in Muslim countries, and not being very
successful, some of them dying on the waves, Panama, all sorts of difficulties and horror, from poverty that comes with whether it be every type of social evil, whether it be lack of education, every type of evil is now knocking on their doors. So at times like this, let's go back to a similar situation in history at the time of the Revelation the Quran, when the believers who had no one to help them, these were the people who had no tribes supporting them. Were now being persecuted and this was just before the hedger that Allah subhanho wa Taala allowed them to do towards hamartia. So this is the context in which surah Zuma was revealed. So as Omar, the word Azuma means troops are
groups. And in the context depending on the context, it can mean a group of people or a troop, going to a war or to a situation and the word Zoomer has been taken from
From the verse 71 and 73 in the surah, where Allah subhanho wa Taala will talk about what see panda Dena taco, lol genitives Amara and there will be a group that feared Allah who will be taken in a group towards Jenna. And then and those who did not feel Allah subhana wa tada was equal levena cafaro ella Johanna Illa Johanna Matsumura, and those who disbelieved will be then taken towards jahannam Zamora in a group. So Allah, Allah azza wa jal make me and you from the group that has taken towards Jana, and so Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about the zoo murale surah assume are taken from that name. In the surah Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about tauheed first thing he talks about
is about keeping this religion sincerely for Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he talks about the manifestations of tawheed which has to do with suffer and to do with our culture. Then thereafter, Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about elements of the hate that people have forgotten about,
about the taqwa of Allah subhanho wa Taala. About worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala not taking anyone as partners with him, about taking only one Lord and not creating any under any sort of partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala, whether they'd be false gods or any other children attributed to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala will move on in the middle of the suitors talk about about Toba, about the essential of Toba and how tober has to be done. And so very important pertinent verses October is in this surah verse 52 onwards, Allah Subhana Allah subhanho wa Taala will talk about Toba in some great detail. Then thereafter, Allah will talk about
persecution and its and its evil effects. And how Allah subhanho wa Taala will look after the people who are persecuted. Finally, the surah will end up in a very beautiful way, but talking about the author agenda, and how a group will be taken towards gender and a group will be taken to a jahannam almost like a graphical image and a graphical recollection of gender and Johanna will be presented and we'll have the Rila with that the sutra will come to an end in a very beautiful way, reminding us of exactly where our destination is going to be in the hereafter. So let's carry on where Allah subhanho wa Taala started Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In the
Name of Allah, the Most Merciful or Rahim, the specifically merciful to all believers, our man is the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is to do with, with all aspects of mercy. So from his mercy is that he created us is that it sustains us is that he nourishes us is that he helps the believer and the disbeliever is that he answers the door of the believer and the disbeliever is that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave us a good life he will give us a good death is the fact that he will resurrect us and He will take the volume into account and tap into account. And so this is the general Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala which all of creation exists. Then you have a Rahim which
is a specific Mercy of Allah subhana wa tada of which only 1% of His mercy of Allah azza wa jal we see in this dunya 99%, Allah subhana wa Taala has left for the believers only believers only for the alpha. It is by that mercy that believers will get Jelena it is by that mercy that believers will be saved from jahannam it is by that mercy that Allah will give them shade on the Day of Judgment. It is also by that mercy that Allah subhanho wa Taala will make them happy, and will not make them sad. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has mercy of Rahim is manifest more in the Torah than in the dunya. And in the dunya. It's more the man that is merciful. That is what is what is manifest from his mercy at
Rahim, that is manifest in this dunya is the sending of the prophets, the sending of the books, the sending of the message, the guidance of the Hidayat from the heart that Allah subhana wa Taala gives so that people start believing in Allah subhanho wa Taala by terenzi lol kita the mean Allah he mean Allahu Allah Aziz and Hakeem Tansy, Lil kita, and this is a characteristic or a attribute or an adjective of the book. So it's a 10 00 kita. This is a book that has been sent down, Meena Allah from Allah, Allah Aziz and Hakeem, the scholars of Islam as a savvy Rahim Allah said, instead of see Allah subhanho wa Taala starts off with the sofa with the attribute, then he talks about the sofa
falling the most of the sofa or the attribute falling, the one who it is attributed to which is Allah azza wa jal and that is one way of giving shout of an honor to this book. So instead of saying for example, this is use of we say, honorable boy belonging to seven skies, International School, okay. Our students have seven skies International School. That's the poetic license that Allah azza wa jal uses here, which is to say that Allah subhana wa Taala is honoring the person already or honoring the book over here that attributing that book to Allah azza wa jal and complete
The the honor, so 10 zero keytab This is the book that is sent down and its greatness is known by the one who sent it down which is Allah Subhan Allah from Allah Allah Aziz al Hakim al Aziz is to do with honor aza which has to do with honor and greatness. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has one in every single thing that he does. And his essence his honor, and his essence is about is about honor. And a Lackey. He is also acting which is wisdom, meaning every single thing that he does, his actions, his words, his statements, his book, his art, his choices are all to do with Hakeem with wisdom. And when you have when you have two names Allah subhanho wa Taala put together a Lazarus and Hakeem
Allah, Allah for him when you have two names put together. It means neuron upon neuron light upon light. So he is in his hikma, and his hikma is, so is Isaiah is in his hikma, meaning that in his hikma, he has honor meaning when he judges you will automatically notice that this is not the judgment of any human being was the judgment of a very wise and a very honored, honored person. So on it being so that his his hikma, his hikma is of a special heavenly type of hikma which does not exist in this dunya and he is as he is he is honored. And he is Hakeem at the same time as he is on it Alhamdulillah in Ansel na la Kalki taba will have Verily, verily it is we have Ansel now we have
sent down and nozzle is to do with settling down and the word alayka. means to you which means therefore, that the that the book has come from a direction above to a direction of below, and the word Illa mean denotes direction, so direction of up to a direction of low which also shows that therefore if the Quran is sent down therefore the Quran was is up with Allah subhanho wa Taala which means that Allah subhana wa Taala is above all his creation which also is important because many elements of the text of the Quran will denote how Allah subhanho wa Taala is high above his creation and Guadalajara for example of a heart is the one who is above his creation inshallah. And all of
this are in complete, complete sync complete harmony with each other have the law in Zelda, like verily We have revealed to you from a direction of up to a direction of low I'll kita the book will have in truth for abou de la homunculus are nothing, what does it mean that we have revealed to you the Kitab In truth, meaning we have definitely it is us We have revealed the book to you. And we have also revealed the book to you and the book is? Yeah, so both the meanings are there within the statement that the book is true. And it is definitely it's also true that it is we'd have revealed the Book not anyone else. So in Zenn la Kalki taba will have verily revealed the Book in truth for
Buddhists. So worship Allah, meaning the necessary condition of knowledge, which has come down to us in this book is that it must necessitate action and the action that it must necessitate is the event of a law with the law. So Allah azza wa jal is ordering us worship Allah allowed book Listen, meaning alone, sincerely LaHood been making the religion only for him only. And here Allah subhanho wa Taala has ordered us to worship Him. And our Buddha is a is a servitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala entails doing every single thing that Allah subhanho wa Taala loves, and that he has ordered us to do that which is hidden and that which is apparent. And also to stay away from every single
thing that legit has forbidden us from that which is hidden and that which is apparent, meaning a total servitude to Allah. So the first thing that Allah azza wa jal tells us to do with our bodia is servitude and submission. The second thing that Allah tells us to do with our body, and when you are slave, is to have the humility, of the servitude. So therefore when you when Allah says, submit to me or worship Me, it means First of all, worship Him with all the things that he has told us to do, and to stay away from what he has told us not to do. And number two, to humble you humble yourself to Him, so that you do not humble yourself to any other gods or to or to your own pride or to own
your own desires. But you humble yourself to the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Both of them are the meanings of servitude. So when you think about being a servant, you think about someone who's heard of who's humble, and someone who's following the commands, right. So both the meanings of what the then Allah says, Listen, meaning sincerely to him, and
sincerity is one of the preconditions of or one of the seven preconditions of the heat. One of the pre seven preconditions of the kalama is sincerity. You must have sincerity to Allah subhana wa Tada, listen, and that sincerity comes from the heart comes from completely freeing yourself from any other attachment to anything else other than Allah subhanho wa Taala, even attachment to your own self and to your own desires, Mukhlas on making the religion completely for him. And one of the ways to do so you're wanting to make this make the religion sincerely for him is to do the things that can only be done in secret and that's why the Alabama mentioned how do you make a bother
sincerely for Allah, it is to love to do things in secret, rather to do things in private, rather to do things in public. So we know certain things are meant to be done publicly. And those are the five things that you Shahada, they're your Salah, which is the obligatory prayer, the obligatory Zakat, obligatory Ramadan fasting, and the obligatory Hajj. Apart from that, really everything else has to be done in secret, the apostle is to be done in secret because that's what Allah says more or less on Lucha de, to do it secretly for him to make it sincerely for him, making the religion only for him. That is one of the benefits of also fasting because fasting. You can't tell the person's faster
he could be dehydrated because he's sick. He could be dehydrated because he is dieting. But fasting only Allah knows the fasting person's intention. So vocalists on level D do those deeds that can be only done in secret and that is why the bar the taqwa is always related to doing things in the right in a lady in a shannara home builder ye be lahoma shiratama Joon can be right Allah says in Surah mulk Verily, those who worship their Lord in secret for them his forgiveness and a massive reward which is gentlemen right. So therefore Mukhlas are never the macula son means doing things in secret. So the apostle about every believer is to do things in secret except that which cannot be
done in secret. Yeah, that's the way we should be. Rather today. Unfortunately, for us, we have it has become easy to do things in public but the difficult to do things in secret. So are we therefore truly worshipping Allah McKesson, which is a question we have to ask. If our secret affairs are not better than our public affairs that we have a real Masekela today our public affairs are better than our secret affairs. And that is one thing we have to fix because that means that we are Mullah when we are multi, you know, we are you know we have two phases we are at one stage we are you know, meaning at another stage we become an athlete that's not something we should ever be a believer must
ensure that a secret affairs are fixed before his public affairs. That's why Sophia Aveda Rahim Allah one of the great scholars Islam used to say that when the AMA used to write to each other they used to say whoever fix fixes his secret affairs, Allah will fix his public affairs alone fix his public affairs, it is also because of this requirement of a floss that a chef Rahim Allah used to say I wish that this knowledge was generated from us without it ever being said who it is this knowledge is from Yeah, but of course the need for is not in chain and duration requires that we tell people that okay from chef a from Buhari from so and so. Is this is this narration wherever he
wished that this knowledge is narrated without ever being said who it was from because ultimately when you find out who it is from the dis decreases from your class, no doubt about it. Also, it is also for this reason I'm Oculus on level deem that the Sahaba once they had become halifa halifa Zavala, Sahaja, like Abu Bakr, Omar Abdullah,
many of them that despite the fact that they had become halifa, salas de Waal, that they still covered their faces that they still prefer to do secret deeds that is between them and Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that they make the religion only for Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it is only Allah because Allah loves their deed, and they love them so much that he exposed the deed otherwise had had not exposed that deed. No one would have known that Buddha was the one who was looking after that woman and that Amara was the one who was looking after the blind woman was towards the halifa had Allah azza wa jal not exposed them, no one would have have haven't hadn't been exposed. It is
also for this reason why the scholars of Islam say that the true worship of Allah is the one who hopes that his deed is always hidden.
And he hates for people to find out about his hidden deeds. Just like he hates to be thrown into the fire. Meaning that he loves the class so much that he wants his deed to be hidden. So much
He wants only Allah to know about it, no one else and had the angels that are writing down our deeds been it'd be impossible for them to even not know about it only Allah to know about it, they would have wanted that they would have wanted that but it's Allah decree that these angels are rocky bonati that they are guardian angels are there they are attentive angels myofilament Colin they cannot say a single word except to be written down. So Allah azza wa jal is making the witness otherwise had Allah willed and had been possible then only Allah would have been aware of that deed no one else and Eliza gel is the one only to reward. So make the religion only for Allah Mukhlas
Allah do not associate anyone in partners with Allah. It is for this reason why the scholars Islam, love to make the deeds only for Allah not for any worldly gain at all. Today, we have a real issue, because many times even Islamic things are done for world again. So example is I might be working with our organization, but I'm doing it for money. So I can feed my family. I might be going to Islamic University to study but I might be also getting the Shahada certificate. So how do you understand that? How do we understand that we understand number one, he who does it for for not for the money or not for the Shahada has a higher reward, no doubt about it? Because that is the
perfection of a class. Okay. Number two, what about people who do get paid, who do get paid for doing good deeds like giving a late Slavic lecture or teaching for an or studying Islam they get the Shahada and a certificate, does that decrease the reward? Well, it does not decrease the reward as long as you're doing it for Allah or for the author. And that is the primary intention example of that is what the scholars mentioned is the example of the mother of Musa alayhis salaam. The mother of moussaka Salah, looked after Musa and at that point, Allah xojo told her to put Musa into the Nile River, so that Musa would be seen as a child that is being you know, on the river. So for
around saw the child took the child in filter thing in his heart and decided to raise the child as his own. Then he sought for a suckling mother, a witness, and then they found the mother of Musa and then they said will you breastfeed this child? And she agreed and then Sharon would pay the mother of musala Salah to look after to look after her out to look after Musa al Salaam. And as you know Farah would not pay cheap right he would be is the keys the king, and so he paid he paid money as much as a king would pay. So he paid handsomely He paid the mother Musa handsomely. So the mother Moosa got paid to look after her own son, did that decrease the agenda of the mother or Moosa? Not
at all, not at all. In fact, Allah was so happy with the mother Musa he mentioned that mentioned the Quran, Lita, Cairo, I knew how well 1000 any, Allah was so happy with her that Allah azza wa jal wanted to make her happy. And they don't want to make us sad and mentioned in Surah Taha so we know that Moses mother, Alyssa Salam got paid to do something which is an Islamic obligation. And at the same time, got the honor of the duty and the offer because Allah praised her in the Quran. So if that is the case, then also you can also work for our organizations and you can also get your Shahada. And also, you can also have a party after you do your hutmacher. Or also get paid for
writing a book. As long as you did not do this for that purpose itself. You did for the purpose of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And as a barrack and a blessing, Allah azza wa jal also got you paid. And the difference is known by how you behave if you didn't get paid. So if you didn't get paid, would you still do the work? If you didn't get the certificate? Would you still study Islam? If you didn't get get money? Or that that free t shirt? Would you still volunteer for the Dow organization? So it's known by how you behave? Yeah. It's also known by what deeds you do in that organization. So do you love to do the deeds that are in front of people or behind things that are done in the
background? Are you the one that wants to be the emcee on the stage in the conference? Are you the one who wants to clean up after everyone has left and no one knows except Allah subhanho wa Taala the deeds that you do? Are you the one who wants to be at the forefront of being attacked by people or at the background? When no one knows who he is? For example, no one knows who's filming this. This session? Are you the one who wants to be the sheriff? Are you the one who wants to be the student? So if wanting it's known by the deeds that you do when I was there was a test everyone, everyone's hard. So make the religion mock lesson louder. And finally, I want to end this point
about a class we're mentioning a couple of the stories of great scholars who had a class and how they behaved. So I remember one of the great scholars Islam, but they may say one way or the other.
mean a sham TV after the whole lot more domination created the great, great scholar Islam the great, the great poet, the great historian, the great, the great Mufti, the one who even shared with us Rahim Allah, the great Mufti of Saudi Arabia, he used to sit in his classes in his series of the Quran, the great Mufasa of the Quran, Chef mo delamination, it was not it was noted, reported that at the age of 16 years old, he wrote a poetry about the genealogy at the age of 14, he wrote a poetry about the genealogy of the Arabs, he was so good at his language was so good that at the age of 14 years old, about the history of the Arabs, can you imagine the genealogy this tribe came from
that tribe? Who's Who was from the father of that tribe, mother of that tribe? genealogy the Arabs? Can you imagine spawn Allah, and he wrote a 10,000, verse poetry about that, at the age of 16, he burned the the verses of poetry. And he did not allow anyone to have sort of a lemma of Islam when they heard about this, they were very sad. So why did you burn it? They said, at the age of 14, I did not have a class. And I probably wrote that poetry because I was competing with others. So I did not want to leave anything in this dunya that does not have a class with it. SubhanAllah Can you imagine how what he said, and like this is, this is how this man was? Another example was how
the scholars of Islam
how the scholars Islam, dealt with this topic of, of Islam, as was reported that one of the great scholars of Islam,
in many of them had the scene of Islam, that they would when when they would any come to the class, sometimes they will stop the class. And they would say, why would you stop the class, he said, because I did not prepare my class for more than this number of people. I've prepared my class for 10 people, but then in front of me is 500. So he would stop his class, go back home, he'll prepare his heart, and then he would come. And then he would give his class just to tell you that these people were very, very worried about their class. And that's why so piano theory rocking while I said that I struggled with my class for 30 years, until I learned to tame it. Yeah. 30 years he
dealt with as a philosophy learned how to tame was a class for 30 years. Can you imagine? Another example is what is narrated?
Any, I guess, you know, I myself, I remember when I was a student of knowledge. in Medina, I was writing a book. I remember some of my friends at that time, were writing books as well. So I thought, you know what, I'd read a book as well. So I remember sitting in the profits machine, and writing my first book on the traveler, and the tip of the traveler and was almost 70 8090 pages made a lot of research. I remember doing my laptop, then my laptop. Once I came to England, my laptop was stolen. And I felt really bad because, you know, I had done a lot of research. And it was it was lost. But then I remember having a law, that you know what hamdulillah was lost because I probably
wrote that book when I didn't have a class I was only 20 years old. 20 year old writing a book. Can you imagine what did what did I have in my heart that I intend in my heart? The kafala did I intend my heart to just you know, argue with the Jihad did I intend my heart to make money out of selling the book, you know, so Subhanallah I'm so glad Allah azza wa jal made me lose my my laptop, so that nothing is left in this dunya except that which is for Allah, because nothing else matters. Nothing else matters. Your furusiyya hola stop even Tamia Rahim Allah. Even Tamia Rahim Allah He says, the greatness of something is known by what you attach it to. So if you attach your deeds to the dunya,
then your deed will only last as long as the dunya lasts. If you attach a deed to your wife, because you did it for your wife, then your deed will only last for as for as long as your wife is pretty and as long as she is young, as long as she is alive. Yeah. After that, the deed will go away. If you attach a deed to Allah, on the other hand, the one who is everlasting, will never die, the one who is eternal, then your deed will become eternal. So attach your deed to something eternal brothers and sisters attach a deed to Allah subhanho wa Taala because that is how you make your deed eternal. Yeah, make it purely for Allah do not make it for any other cause for any other thing at
all and allow will make the deed last forever. Why makan? Allahu Li de imana comas Allah says in Surah Baqarah Allah will never let you go to waste meaning the Eman as the deeds that you did for his sake, Allah will never let it go to waste. Allah will reward you forever for it by this is the meaning of mufflers on the hood, the making the religion for him. And it's known by the fact that I said Look, listen and then compounded
That he has compounded that statement by saying LaHood been making the religion for him only. Then Allah says again Allah the law had been on Hollis is not for Allah the religion insincerity again, again Allah says Allah Allah had been false. is not the deen for Allah sincerely. scholars of Islam say when Allah subhanho wa Taala repeats the same thing twice. He does it for a couple of reasons. One of the reason is to emphasize it. So when you are saying, Abraham, did you study? Did you study did you study so you're just repeating it? Because you want to emphasize the importance of whether he has actually understood it or not right? Or he studied it the same way here Allah is repeating it
for emphasis. That's the first reason. The second reason is for a different part of the meaning. Yeah, so the first part might refer to one side of the meaning and the second part might lead to another side of the meaning so for Abdullah Mukhlas, Allah Deen is referring to sincerity from our worship to Allah. Allah Allah He Dino harness does not the religion belong to Allah alone sincerely, meaning from Allah azza wa jal it sincerely, it belongs to him only meaning the dominion, that kingdom the legislation is only for Allah. Yeah, so so the first verse refers to our data. And our following of those legislations. The second verse refers to the ability to legislate, the ability to
govern, the ability to to judge that only belongs to Allah. So these are the two meanings of having other Lila Dino Hollis again right after saying for abou de la bookless en la Dean right, repeating the same thing twice. One Latina Shahada woman Dhoni Alia and as for those who do not have flrs in their religion, worship of Allah, those who have taken mean don't hear from other than him only a helper and so Alia means friend, Leah means someone that you love, Alia also someone that you seek help from, and that you help. So these are the three meanings earlier, okay? The one that you listen to, the one that you love, and the one that you take help from? This is what Alia mean. So
therefore, when someone becomes a volley of Allah, they listen to Allah and Allah listens to them, and they love Allah and Allah loves them. Right? And they help a lot and how law helps them. So these are the three meanings of LDF law. Okay, so, what ladina tado mean? dooney Alia and those who have taken out earlier other than Allah subhanho wa Taala, those who have taken other friends other than Allah, Bosom Buddies other than Allah, what do they What do they say the excuse that they say is man or Buddha whom we don't worship them in value currently buena except that they may take us close to Allah, Allah is olfa except that they may take us very close quickly to Allah, meaning what
they're saying is, we know Allah is very busy and you know, sometimes
this is the excuse of people that when they become impatient, and you know, it's actually lack of sobor leads them to this, it leads them to lack of tawakkol so so the scholars Islam say, the heat manifests in the heart of a believer in two ways. And this is one of the bazillion Rahim Allah says in a helluva Deen and also the scholars agree to this. And Abraham Allah writes about this in his alma Bella Simon Kalamata you is that religion, Islam is all about two things. It's about summer, and it's about, it's about sugar, meaning, it's about summer, and it's about tawakkol. These are the two elements of Islam that you have all the time. That's why when you read about the Hadith, of
let's say, the best fasting is the fasting of the valleys of the Salah. Why? Because, because it says it in Microsoft, and managed cassadine. It says that, because the reason why it's the best fasting is because one day was a day of sub, and the other day was a day of sugar, right of the sugar, the blessings of Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala because it's only Allah who feeds, so therefore that is perfect. And so Islam is sobor or tawakkol. That's what you do. This is how you manifest the heat in your heart, when you have to heat perfecto heat in your heart and your perfectness of token and that is your reliance of Allah provides you and when Allah doesn't provide
you you have support from Allah zoji sub on Allah, Allah, Allah Allah has trials and tribulations and that is your sub. So you either have to overcome or you either have suffered. And so this is why Tao that is the slums fasting was the best, because a joint between the walk call and join between suffer. In the same way these people who who lacked the worker who lacked the heat of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They lack the heat of
was the washer because they've lost summer and therefore they've lost the worker. Yeah. And they do the work alone other than Allah and so this is how they're the heat has totally gone away. They will have subpar meaning they call upon Allah Allah give us food or Allah give us wealth. Allah give us children alligators married but they did not wait so Allah so Allah azza wa jal told them to wait and have supper, but they did not have perfection of tawakkol so as a perfection of the heat, so as a result, they did not have supper. So what did they do? They went to others they thought that they will get their answers through Jesus Christ or they'll get the answers through ROM or they'll get
the answers through Jupiter or Saturn or Zeus or or ahora Mazda as the
as the the Zoroastrians do, right. They go to other gods or as she asked, go to Ali rhodiola Taran Ward Allah is go to Allah, for example, they will ask other gods Yeah, because I think that these other gods are more sympathetic than a unsympathetic Allah azza wa jal, this is what they think. Because of this, they go to them, and because they think that this particular God will ultimately take us to Allah. And that is why that is how grave worship starts. That is how st worship starts. Because they you think that you are not righteous enough to worship Allah. So you ask the saint and the saint will ask Allah for you. And that is how she starts. And that is also how she started the
timer, new Allah sort of Salaam as even a bus headset, even a bar set for 10 years, 10 generations after other Knowledge Center, everyone was upon to heat then there were these really righteous people. And then they died. And then the people started making statues for them. And then shaytan came to the latter generations and said, yo, those statues were not there for praise, they were for worship. So worship them, ask them, and they were the light and the monotony, and other gods.
And so as a result, the people worship them and asked them and this is what they do now, is that they don't want to ask a lot. They want to ask the saint saint ask Allah for us. And they said, they call it there was so they say, Oh, so and so. What did you ask? They say, Well, you know, what's the problem? Why can you ask the same? The same is a helper of Allah, Allah for Allah. So we say, look, number one, Allah is saying that the Muslim King, this is exactly what made them prefer. The mushrikeen took those idols not as initially gods that took them as Alia, that took them as peers, they took them as graves that they worshipped. This is how they started worshipping them. This is
the ship that they did, which is why the Muslim thing today that worship graves, this is the ship that they fall into that they take these gods, these, these things as Gods other than Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is not good enough, not good enough. And this is the ship that they fell into that today, the Muslim world is falling into. So if you look at India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Syria,
Egypt, Yemen, Iraq, there are many, many,
I guess, Muslims of saints, why are these modern Muslims there? Why do they worship them? Because they think that the saints are closer to Allah. And if you speak to the saint, the saint lo than ask Allah for you, and this is the ship that they start, because the law itself is bad. The prophecies have said, a bad so if I were to make dua to Allah, that's a better life and making those two has been the law or to you know, that's a made up name. If I made the law to a blue collar Gilani, then that is calling on a blue collar Gilani. This is not to say that therefore my doula is respect No, my daughter is the brother, though itself is a brother, just like prostration is the brother
frustration is not simply respect. So what He therefore stay away from grave worship, stave away from falling muzzles stay away, stay away from falling Peeves, and the so called righteous people and the saints that we have taken. And today this saint saint following and falling peas has become of unbelievable proportions today. And what makes them saying, by the way, what makes them a saint and not me a saint, just because they have a big turban, and a green long turban behind them, what makes them a saint? How do we know that they are not actually Muna 14 what makes them a saint? What makes them and rubbing their bodies actually have Baraka? I mean, if they had Baraka Then why didn't
the bodies aboubaker Namaha Baraka? Did you ever find a Hadith of the Sahaba read their bodies in Abu Bakar not one, not one statement. So if they if Abu Bakr and Omar was not worthy of Baraka, then why is it that we say that the saints have Baraka? Yeah. So, we shouldn't say that Baraka is only in those words, in the prophets of God in the, in the poor. Apart from that, there is no other Baraka unless the Quran this wouldn't have have enumerated it as for your, your st Hazrat.
So Naqshbandi or hazard so and so qabbani or so and so, so on. So lol, Annie, come on, who says that they are actually saying some of them with all due respect, don't pray. Some of them are nudges, some of them touch women without any hijab, some of them will not do their Salawat because they think that they have come close to Allah. This is st worship, peer worship. And all of this is black magic playing with genes. And these people are enemies of God. They are not only of Allah, the enemies of Allah subhanho wa Taala people who worship peace and people who go to them, they are misguided and they are on the wrong path. Just like Allah says he and man with whom we don't worship
them Illa except that they may you call reborn or take us closer to Allah lie to Allah as the same excuse worshipping. So on so atrocious appeal back in Bangladesh, people worship this, the so called p who was a very evil man. And even politicians worship him thinking that the so called he is worse, closer to Allah isn't nothing but a a worship of the devil. And as a result, people go to Him and ask Him for miracles. How can you do that? Who the hell is he? How do you know he is actually appear and is closer to Allah azza wa jal you don't know that you don't know that. You are just a blind following and you're trying to do this because you're you're sick and tired of calling on Allah
Allah not answering the door. But have you thought of why he's not answering the door? Perhaps your food is halal is haram. Perhaps your clothes are Haram. Perhaps what you're doing is haram. Perhaps there's something stopping you and your dog from being accepted. Perhaps if you stopped all of those things allow you to accept your dog, rather than you going to commit [???] with Allah and trying to see whether the genes can answer your door. So May Allah subhanho wa Taala cure our hearts from the facade May Allah will remove our Muslim lands from all these evil peels and all these evil worship of anyone other than Allah. May Allah bring us to the real realization of this verse, man ah boo
home in LA Yukari buena, Allah is alpha, that that is what led the machine to to the wrong path because they thought that they would worship these things, except that they will take them closer to Allah in Allah jacobina Verily Allah will judge between them faema houfy telephone in that which they are differing meaning the different from the guidance, meaning Allah will judge them in that which they are different from the purity of faith of Allah wa jal in Allah. Verily, Allah Allah is the man who aka the Buddha for Allah will never ever guide the one who is
the one who is the line person and kuffar. The one who overlooks Allah as blessings upon him. So Allah azza wa jal says that less guidance is removed from two people. The one the first one is the one who the Hidayat comes to him the truth comes to him and then he misjudges it or he, he, he lies against it. Okay, so that's the person who lies against a verse of the Quran, someone who covers up a Hadith, someone who doesn't speak the truth, someone who, in a matter of Islam judges by his own power, so this person is a cadet at the cathar is the one who covers up the blessings of Allah so careful, in linguistically is a farmer, the one who covers up the seed with the with the dirt. Yeah.
So the same linguistic term of capital A farmer was used for the one who hides the blessings of Allah. And that's why kothar A disbelievers called a disbeliever. Because he hides the blessings of Allah. He hides the truth under the dirt he hides the truth under the darkness of his heart. Yeah. So that is why he's called the kuffaar was a Catholic kuffaar is is the exaggeration of the word Catholic. So he is kuffaar is the exaggeration of, of Catholic meaning extreme Catholic. Right extreme cover is the kuffar meaning the one who continues again and again upon any again and again. And and despite doing it already, he does it again. He hides the the blessings of Allah azza wa jal,
and he hides the truth and he hides unless pinatas are yet. So this is the kuffaar so if you are any, from any one of the two, Allah will not guide you. So if you take the Quran and you read the truth, but you don't listen to it, that's like lying to it. Or you do not acknowledge Allah as blessings by thanking him. Right. So how do you think Allah by giving South Africa How do you think of our Sadek? Or how do you think about by gaining knowledge? How do you think a lot but I stopped doing haram things and doing halal things, this is thanking Allah. So if you do not do that, then you are from there. Then you are behaving like the kuffaar. If you do it to the extreme level you
become from the far right, but you're behaving with the kafar because you're not thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala. So remember to thank Allah, and remember to speak the truth. And remember, these two things are the only things that will cause you to be guided. Otherwise Allah will take
From the guidance, law, the law who is the head of wallet now allegedly talks about a specific type of ship that people do other than taking friends other than Allah in order to reach Allah, one of the biggest ship that they do is that they take sons other than a lot. So who has attributed to our last son many, many people actually. So, for example, the Romans, their main God is Jupiter. And they say that, you know, for example, Hercules is a son of Jupiter, or they'll say Zeus, for example, the Hercules, the son of Zeus is, so that says Zeus is a main God and the Hercules is a son, for example. In the same way, you have Brahma, in the Hindus, they have Brahma and then you
have Krishna, they say Krishna is a son of Brahma. Why because the Krishna you know, they have Trinity. Now, Trinity is not just restricted to the to the Christians, even the Hindus have Trinity and they have Vishnu as the other god of death and destruction, whereas Krishna has a God of life and renewal. So so they have made partners with Allah azza wa jal, which is the main God Brahma in the same way. In the same way, for example, the the Christians obviously have done the same thing, putting Jesus Christ as a son of son of the God, son of Allah azza wa jal, they're also the Jews have done the same.
Hosea they've said is the is a son of son of Allah azza wa jal, as the Christians have made.
Israel Israel, they made him the Son of God. So we find that, you know, the more you learn about Harris theology, the more you find that there's hardly a religion, except that they have attributed a son to Allah azza wa jal except Islam. No, there's hardly a religion except that they have attributed some sort of anthropomorphism, some sort of, deification of a human being, or an animal or some sort of creature, as a son of Allah azza wa jal. Even the Zoroastrians, who believe in two Gods they say that there's a hora mas that is our men, and our grandmas that our men are the two Gods they said, these are the plus and minus. I mean, they don't totally believe in our son for
Allah azza wa jal, but they say that Herman will eventually be defeated by our Mazda. And so as a result, almost like a handyman is from a Honda master
what they believe but at the end of the day, at the end of the day, there's no religion that perfectly holds on to the tenants of the hate, accept Islam. No other no other thing no other thing except Islam. This is why Islam is destroyed from this dunya there is no more to hate on this earth. There is no moto hate, is no more reason to Allah azza wa jal to keep the creation because this is a purpose, where Allah revealed creation and made creation. And that is why when there is no more Muslim left on this earth, Allah will destroy the dunya so what will Islam what will Muslim it What will the dunya lose by rejecting Islam and Muslims, they will lose the greatest thing that they
would have been given which is the worship of one true God. So now around the law at the wallet and mostafavi mahalo calm, Ayesha lo urato, Allah azza wa jal wanted to hit a wall oven in order to take a son if Allah had even wanted to do so. And why would I want to do so. But if Allah wanted to, if I wanted to meaning that, here is an indication Allah would never want to, but if I wanted to, then he would have lost of me Maya, Luca, Maya, then you would have taken from whatever he creates whatever he wills as a god meaning, why do you think that Allah would take women as gods or women as his children? Why do you think Allah would have taken
the angels as his as his children? Why do you think Allah would have taken Jesus Christ as his children, Allah would have chosen whoever he wills, not who you choose, right? So Allah really showing here that he would have chosen that's number one. Number two, when you choose
a son, it is an indication of weakness, it is indication that you are afraid that your Dominion will not continue on. That's why when a king does not have a son, he desperately wants to have a son because his dominion will not continue, his kingship will not continue. And that is a weakness. It is a weak image about a king. That's the weakness of the king but Allah which has dominion continues, that's why he has no need for a son. That will supersede Allah, whichever because Allah will continue forever.
And as a result, to attribute a son to Allah azza wa jal is like saying Allah has need for a son. Allah has no need for a son, no need for children. Allah has only slaves. And that's why I was a virgin at completes that sentence by saying who will warhead
Who Allah is the one and only one true deity. Allah had the only one, he is a one. That is one of the names of Allah which is the one meaning, he is the Unity he is the one, there is no one like him he is unique. In his essence there is no species of Gods is only one God and alcohol, he is alcohol, alcohol, meaning the God who everything, submit to us every single thing the heavens of the earth submits to Allah and submits to His will. So they are all under the will of Allah azza wa jal alcohol is overpowering God. Yeah. The one who has above his creation and to whom all of creation submits to so who Allahu Allah hetal kahar the only one, the one who every single thing submits to
him. So how can they ever be equal to him as as equal as a son, he can't That is not possible. So therefore the names of Allah azza wa jal
in complete the meaning of that verse, If He is Allah had a heart It is not possible for Allah, alcohol to have a son or a method or an example holla what you will.
He is the one who created the heavens and the earth in truth, meaning he didn't do it in play. He didn't do it and just he didn't In truth, why? Because he is a harlot, he is a creator. So the purpose of the creators to create he is
the one sustained The purpose of the result is to sustain. So therefore, as an exemplification of his names and his attributes, it was the Virgil created the heavens of the earth. That's why he says bill will have many in truth in truth of what he is, which is the Holocaust. So he is the one who created also I'll have will have means it is only Allah who created it, not anyone else. Yeah. Holla Sam Aarthi will artha Will you call wiro Layla, Elena Harvey COVID on the hora Alan Lee, he turns the night into the day and he turns the day into the night. And in it is an example of continuous change and continuous growth and life. So that light becomes my meaning almost like the life becomes
dead, and then the dead becomes light again. And that is why McCarthy, one of the great scholars of Islam.
He said that this is an evidence of resurrection of the ability to resurrect, because he takes the light and he takes it away. So therefore, we know that death will come from Allah, we also know that from that death, Allah creates life again. So we know therefore the same way Allah subhanho wa Taala will will will give us a life again. So this is an evidence of creation. So Allah azza wa jal any, when you look at the light of the day, what do you think, what what a believer should think is, this is a perfect example of resurrection. So therefore, you believe in the belief in the hereafter should increase, there should only increase your belief in the hereafter. This is why many of the
scholars say that when Allah gives us gives us sleep, then after sleep, he gives us life back again, this is a perfect example of our of how Allah is giving us every day a sign of resurrection, because Allah is giving death to all creation Finally, and then he will give them life at the end of the day of judgment. So therefore, they are continuous examples of belief in Allah azza wa jal and the author of continuous examples, when it comes to these if do not come to this ayah you know, blindly come to these IR thinking that Allah subhanho wa Taala is giving signs of resurrection every moment and every day when you see the sun and the moon, the stars, these are all part of the resurrection
of Allah subhanho wa Taala and his ability to do so and if Allah is doing it every day, you know seamlessly
there's absolutely no difficulty in doing it. Then so to the author as well hello sama. What would
you call with La La? What do you call we're on the har en la casa hora shumsa will cover and he is the one who puts the sun and the sun and the moon. Cool, he he really a jelly mucem every single thing is moving to a particular appointed times everything has an appointed time, Sun Moon stars, you may every single thing has appointed time this earth this life will end at any one point Allah who will azeez a look of his he not the Aziz the most honored meaning he has done all of this ways has honor Allah far the one who constantly forgives meaning that you are going to be resurrected. And so any just to show you how Allah Allah is intending by this verse, that when you look at these
signs, you should be thinking about you after on your death. That light right after your life will come death then we'll come into the resurrection where you will be taken into account. That's why
He says al Aziz, which is the Honored One that he has done so much in the heavens of the earth. And a little far though forgiving, because the necessary thing about you thinking about these Ayat of Allah is that you should think about the ASPCA and about your resurrection, and and so you should be full of remorse and regret about your sins. And so therefore, Mazda will add that verse with algorfa, that he his or her father, because he is the one who can only forgive your sins. And I wanted to at this point, and I guess towards the end of this, let's see today, point out the value of the meaning of the food Elizabeth has chosen for himself the name of a food and so far, the four
is the one who is always forgiving afar, is the one who forgives after forgiveness, meaning, that after he forgives, then you sin again, then you forgive again, then you sin again, then you forgive it. Yeah. And then you sin again, you forgive again, right? That's a little far. Also Allah subhanho wa Taala, and the topic of mother Farah of of Toba, Mark Farah, repentance and forgiveness, Allah chosen three levels of name for himself. The first is that the world then is a little far then comes I'll have three different levels of names. Allah has chosen for himself. What are the meanings of these three levels of names? The first level is a little far the one the first level is the web. So
Allah says, Allah Allah Allah Yakubu Toba termini, by the way, if one is say, Don't you know that Allah is the one who accepts the Toba? Toba is when I say I stopped for LA to LA I make Toba to Allah and I seek His forgiveness, then Allah accepts that so Allah accepts the Toba. Here, the slave first has to make the Toba and then the acceptor acceptor of the Toba takes that Toba and then says okay, I have accepted that's that the work right? So the web accepts the Toba of the of the of the repenter. The gopher is the one who forgives without there being Toba at all. Okay, the one who you forgotten to make Toba? But so Allah azza wa jal is of a far he forgives, even though you have not
made Toba. So, you know, can you imagine that today? I'm making Toba. I know I made a mistake. For example, raise my voice with my wife, for example, that's the same as a honey Forgive me. Allah forgive me for for sewaholic with my wife, it's example I didn't raise my voice with my wife. hamdulillah. So here, I remembered the sin. But there are other 100 sins that I have done that I don't know that I'm unaware of. I might have forgotten to call my mom I might have forgotten to pay my debt. I might have delayed my Salah I might have been deficient in masala, I might have been arrogant to somebody I might have. You know what I'm trying to say I might have made mistakes in my
in my will do. All of these sins are less forgiving as well. Right? And less forgiving. Even though I am forgetting to make Toba for that is alpha far. That is one who keeps forgiving Sins of the sins of the sins. And it does not. It does not ever get impatient or get tired of forgiving, forgiving sins. He is Allah Subhana Allah, so he forgives sins without us even asking Allah who on the other hand, is the one who does not even acknowledge that there is even a sin in the first place. Right? a higher level of forgiveness any for example, let me give you an example. Okay, our human example, of course, for allies, the highest of example, but let me give you a human example. It'll help us
understand. So let's say there is a friend who has a really good friend of yours, and he's wealthy, he's rich, and he always gives you money. So you go to him and say, Hey, I'm so sorry.
I, I insulted you the other day, please forgive me. I didn't mean to but I insulted you the other day. So the person says, Yes, you did insult me. And I accept your your Toba. You did insult me. I heard you. Even though you thought I didn't hear you. But I heard you. And I accept it, though. That's the top level. Right. So to what level that comes up a far level is that you go to your friend, and your friend says,
you know, yes, I accept that Toba. But also, you did other things as well. You also, you also
forgot to pay my debt, but I'm forgiving you for that as well. Even though you're not asking for it. Don't worry, I'm your good friend. And also you.
You know, you hurt my son the other day, but I'm also forgiving you for that. And also you took my book The other day, and you didn't return it and I'm also forgiving you for that. Right? So he is mentioning to you other sins you have done which you are unaware of you forgotten to ask for forgiveness for, but he's also forgiving you. And that's the fact that the alpha is the one who does not even acknowledge the one who you go to that person saying, I'm so sorry. I stole your money the other day. I'm really sorry. So he knows you stole it. And you did do it. You know you did it. He knows you did it. But he says No, you didn't.
meaning out of the extreme level of forgiveness that he has. He is so merciful so kind, that he even acknowledges that you didn't even do a sin at all in the first place. Right? And that is the highest level of forgiveness. That's the highest level forgiveness, and that is full of love. And that is why on the day of laser cutter, what is our Prophet told us? He said don't make though, though with the web. He didn't never said that. But he didn't ask eyeshot of the law. To ask Allah bit by the name of the web or by the name of afar. He asked him to hoster to make the URL with the name allow. He said, Allah in naka foon Karim to help pull up to five one me or Allah, you are, you are
Allahumma in the Cafu Allah, you are the one who does not even acknowledge that have ever seen you or you have that highest level of fraud that you don't even acknowledge my sin. karimun You are so honorable Kareem, Kareem is someone who gives without being asked. So you go to him. And without even asking him He's like, Hey, you got his food and here's money. Here's my car. And here's my house. And here's everything for you know, I'll give you more don't doesn't matter you have to ask. I know what you need. I know what you want. I know what you what you like. So give me give me more but that's a curry right? So this is a llama in Natasha one Oh Allah is the highest levels of the
attribute of Allah azza wa jal, right Allahumma inaka one Oh Allah, you're the one who does not even even acknowledge my sin because you are such a high level of forgiveness, work karimun and you are so honorable you give before even ask in in to help but if you love to do after why you love to go after because he loves to do afterward the ones who deserve Apple right? Those who truly do the sin who was so penitent to Allah who come to Allah broken heart, Allah subhanho wa Taala is higher than that. He is not going to make you feel bad by saying yes you should be. You should be sorry. No, Allah Subhana Allah is like what my slave What? No, you didn't do this. You didn't do the same Come
on my slave to Europe, Europe. You can do this and this is allowed for Allah azza wa jal allow in to hebbal out in the Calhoun karimun to help bill after you love to do fo Why do you love to travel because you are the highest level of Immortal Hello, Timothy lesson. You are the highest level of manners highest level Hello horrible alameen so please for our funding so please have a feel for me. Have a feel for me? Zack Allah here this is the beauty of the Quran is the beauty of Allah azza wa jal ask Allah Subhana Allah to bless us with
his Afu on the month of Ramadan in this beautiful month and to give us a laugh who on the night to let the other Armenia Rabbil alameen with that inshallah Allah will stop here until tomorrow. We will start with Allah subhanho wa Taala with continuing on with verse number six of Surah zomer insha Allah tala please tell everyone about that. See, if you have benefited and inshallah to Allah stay with us inshallah to finish the seed of this series inshallah thank you once again, sir. I'm on a call with reliable
Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu My brothers, my sisters in Islam Alhamdulillah Welcome to Ramadan. And this beautiful year will hamdulillah and welcome to our series at the seal that I do every year in Ramadan. hamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us life till now yet another Ramadan so inshallah Allah let's crack on and let's use this Ramadan as a time for remembering and pondering on the on the scholars Islam when it used to used to come to the time of Ramadan days to close the books of phip as was reported from Malik Rahim Allah would close the books and he would open up the books of Quran because it is a month of revelation of God and the month of reciting the
Quran in therapy, the month of pondering and reflection on the Quran. So we'll have the Rila in this month we have chosen a few suitors inshallah, to Allah three important sources I've chosen in Charlotte to do Tafseer of and hopefully