Patterns of Human Deviance – Tafseer
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Salam Alaikum, Abdullah everybody, welcome to tafsir.
We left off and it's been a while since we've, we've picked this up in Surah, Al Anon.
And how we're going to do this because there's only four pages left to double page spreads. And we have two weeks until Memorial Day weekend. So Inshallah, between this week and next week, we'll finish it insha Allah Tada. And then we'll take a break, because we'll be traveling for Memorial Day weekend for Aetna, down in Baltimore. And then we'll pick up and we'll start a different surah and start from scratch, inshallah.
sorts of an arm the sixth chapter of the Quran is important, especially in these times, the more and more I read it, it's very important in these times, because sort of the main idea of sorts of anime is that religion belongs to Allah,
as that the faith, the Dean, who has the right to talk about what's sacred, we have a lot of people throwing the word sacred around these days. This is sacred and that sacred and this is holy, and that's holy, and this is divine. And that's divine. You have people saying that crystals are divine, and that the horoscopes and the ancestors, and everything out there, we've had an explosion, let's say when it comes to the category of what is considered divine or sacred and holy.
And this has reasons behind it. There's reasons why people have gone this direction. They've gone this direction, as an overcorrection, and an overreaction to the soul sucking nature of modern life in the West,
which has taken the spirit out of work, which has taken the spirit out of family, which has taken the spirit even out of religion, most religion these days, you go to the church,
there's not a whole lot of God, there's a whole lot of music, right? It's like a rock concert.
And in order to keep people in the seats, and not cause too much debate, or divisiveness, a lot of the Christians have gone down this path of well, we're making it more entertainment than actually about the spirit and about religion. Well, Islam has a very challenging message for that and said, No, first of all,
we're not going to go down that path. But we're also not going to overcorrect. Right, the solution is not then to go around and say that, well, actually, everything is sacred. Right? You could make an argument and say that everything has a degree of respect and honor due to it because it was created by a loss of power and data. But when it comes to faith, when it comes to what is worship, and what's not worship, when it comes to what is inviolable, and what is a sign of Allah subhanaw taala on the creator on this earth, then Allah subhanaw taala has the right to decide that and you don't and I don't, we don't have the authority to insert ourselves and say, Well, this is holy,
because this is my opinion. I want to worship God the Creator by standing out in the sun for five hours.
That's not your decision to make. Right? Religion isn't just about how we feel. It's not about how we interpret things. It's how are you going to be interpreted by Allah? subhanaw taala? Is he going to accept and if he forgives you, because you were stupid and ignorant, and you were just kind of doing the best with what you had. That's a different topic. But we're talking about not caring enough, in the first instance, to even try to figure out what that is.
And if we were to carry this logic forward into other domains of human activity, then we would surely see that this is just arrogance with a very thin disguise. Because if you were to talk about somebody being in love, right, young men, they have romantic interest. Time to get married. Okay, wonderful. You know her name, ya know her name? You know what she's into?
No, I don't really know anything about what she's into. You know what she looks like? Nope, no idea. You have any idea her interests are like things that might motivate her like what qualities she's looking for in a spouse having the faintest clue? How do you love her? Yeah. Do you even love her?
The reality is you don't you have this figment of your imagination that you've invented, whatever that is, and you love that. But you've created that. That's not the actual thing. Well, that's what the majority of people in the West are doing today with God.
They say God is love. What does that mean? God is love. God loves Yes, God is loving. Yes, but God is love. Okay. We have people going to be in the Hellfire forever is that love? Again, it might be we can think about it. But Paul
punishment for certain things on earth is that love?
Again, maybe. But are you really trying to worship God as he is and how he's communicated that he is? Or are you really kind of just making it up all by yourself? That's the question that sort of asks. And the crazy thing is, this was this is it has modern metal manifestations today, when we talk about horoscopes and zodiacs and crystals and all this nonsense, but it had other manifestations back then. Right? They weren't talking about manifesting. They weren't talking about. I don't even know what the latest thing is, these days, I can't even keep it. Keep up with it. But back in those days, the idolaters of the Quran wish they had their own superstitions, and they
claimed that this was religion. They had taboos, they said, Well, this type of animal we've put this marking on it, and it's, it's, it's haram, you can't touch it, you can't eat it, you can't do anything with it. And then this type of animal over here, well, it's only for the men. And in this type of animal over here, well, it's only for the women. And if you ask them about it, they would say this is our this is our dean, this is our religion, this is what Allah has told us. And the same with all of the sorts of games that they would play, you know, they used to play this game and the Kaabah I call it spin the arrow because you know, we had Spin the Bottle going up, but it's like
worse than spin the bottle because spin the arrow, you're actually sort of
requesting that a an idol help you to make a decision. It's kind of like a Ouija board, or like flipping a coin. Okay, so and they actually had this setup in the Kaaba, where they would go in as a really interesting story about the prophecies, Saddam's grandfather and father about this where they will go in, they wanted to make a decision. They would spin the arrow first say, hey, I want to do this spin. You will get yes, no spin again.
Right? This became significant because the grandfather of the Prophet Muhammad SAW I said, I'm either McCollum, he really wanted 10 songs. That was what that was, what his goals were in life. He wanted 10 songs, and he went to the club. And he said, he said, I swear he took an oath. And that was one of the main ways that's that was one of the benefits or the good points of the pre Islamic items from a theme. They used to live by their word, to be phony or to do something that was other than what you said was a big taboo for them.
And so he said, he took an oath, he said, If I'm given 10 sons, then I will sacrifice the 10th. One at the Kaaba.
And so guess who has 10 son was Abdullah, the father of the Prophet Mohammed slicer?
Now he was in a, he was in a pickle, because when his 10th son came, he didn't actually want to sacrifice him. He wanted to be able to have his cake and eat it too, a very human thing. Right now that you've gone through, you're like, Well, I don't really want to have to have to sacrifice the way I kind of said that. Back in the day. I was young. I was foolish. Right. And so what does he do? He goes to the Kaaba, I know let's, let's actually he goes to a sorcerer, and he asked the sorcerer, what he should do, and she tells him go the Cabo, spin the arrow, and keep on offering to sacrifice 10 camels instead of your 10th son, and keep on adding the number until you get spin. Yes. So he
goes to the Kaaba.
And he says, Okay, it's like, I'd like to spin Can I spin see me? Can I exchange 10 camels for my 10th son? Spin? No.
No, okay. Can I do 20 camels spin? No. 30 camels, Finn? No, he keeps on getting no, and keeps on spinning until he reaches 100 camels. And then finally, he says, Can I exchange 100 camels for sacrificing my Tan Son spin? Yes. And so he sacrifices 100 camels that day, which is a lot of money. In pre Islamic Arabia, Abdullah lives, Abdullah goes on to birth the Prophet salallahu Alaihe. Salam.
All that to say this is how they made decisions. They used to actually they used to have a clearer or total yield, right. So they would if they had another way, they used to make decisions. You go with a central park, you go to any place, even here in Utica, right across the street, there's a bunch of pigeons out a puddle. And they would throw a pebble at a flock of pigeons and see which way it flew. And right meant yes, and left meant no and straight meant do it again. Right? This is the sort of thing that they and they all understood this this was their religion. Is it very different from crystals is a very different from madness, not very different. It's the same stuff, this
patterns of human deviance in whether it's in theology or whether it's in you know, actions. They're all the same type, right?
And they keep on those types keep on recurring centuries and centuries and centuries after. So the autumns are all about this sort of stuff sorta and I am stops, it says, No, wait a second religion, Allah subhanaw taala has a monopoly on what we call valid religiosity or valid religious practice, you need a warrant for the stuff you need permission, scriptural warrants, you have to have the okay from the Creator. This is not something you just make up like your exercise routine. You know, you wake up in the morning and say, Well, you know, I go run a mile or something. No, you have to have a reason and a justification to do this sort of thing. And so Allah subhanaw taala challenges the
corporation, he challenges the items on a lot of their particular taboos. And he talks about the phenomenon of taboo in general. And then he reasserts especially that epistemic control is like you don't know. And I know, you don't get to decide this. I get to decide this. So it's within this context, after Allah Spano Tata had just told us after he's going through the sort of the different things about animals because the Quraish they had all these sorts of taboos about animals. And Allah Spano Tata had said if and then Allah we met after Allah, Allah He ketubah. And who is more wrong, the worst thing that you could do, it's not kill somebody. It's not steal something, it's make
something up about a law.
Because anybody, maybe not anybody, but many people can commit a crime in the heat of the moment, they call those passion crimes, right. And even in the court of law today, like they have different considerations. If something's considered done in cold blood, they say, right versus hot blood, you do something in the heat of the moment, right in a fit of passion, versus if you're calculating and you meticulously plan it out and things like that. Right? So we make distinctions between this and that we also make so a last point on it makes a distinction between the things that you do and the things that you believe because the things that you do it might be possible maybe somebody can do
them if they have a lapse, if they're subject to a fit of passion, but to to to proceed and continue on with an incorrect belief it shows something that's much more grave and much more underlying
and so this is the worst type of person this is the absolute worst thing that you can do. And so he had told the prophet Mohammed Salah Saddam to push back against this law as you do FEMA oh here la mo haram and Allah I mean, the other ammo who Illa so here's the build up he says he's Allah subhanaw taala says to the Prophet, tell them I do not find so it starts out with a negative anything in what has been revealed to me haram.
From food we're talking about food, except Okay, so now we see here how Allah spawn data is very intelligently laying it out. We have blanket permissibility the default assumption is that everything is permissible and Okay, except a Hakuna may 10 First thing something that is killed accidentally whether it falls from a cliff or whether it's hit by a car, etc, etc. Oh, Devon, Miss full Han Allah clarifies what he says in surah. An al Qaeda,
blood which type of blood, the blood that issues forth from when you slit the throat, right? They used to actually collect that stuff and drink it. They used to think that there's some sort of benefit to this, no dumb and must fool hand. The blood that issues forth with strength upon slaughtering an animal that's not permissible. Oh, LACMA kunzea. Or the meat of pigs, obvious for anyone who returns soon, because it is filled Oh fists con or it is disobedience. It is disobedience to eat this sort of thing. Oh, hell Lily, right. Illa, Hebei or anything that is sacrificed for anyone other than Allah subhanaw taala including Jesus Alehissalaam the fuqaha they mentioned is a
really interesting masala everybody always wants to know the meat stuff. Right. And one of the interesting Messiah that I found in the diets most satisfied women rushed is that the the folk AHA they talk about the difference between not knowing
mentioned the name that they mentioned at the moment of slaughter versus positively knowing. Okay, so you have a Christian for example.
You don't know whether that Christian mentioned God's name, okay. You're allowed to eat that because there are Christian people of the book, etc, etc. However, if you learn that they actually slaughter in the name of Jesus there
and etc. So there's a difference between, if you don't know, then there's a certain baseline assumption that we can make but if you know contrary to that, then that changes the game entirely.
I lost found that other than says feminine feminine Pura Vida Bagon Well, I didn't, whoever is compelled, coerced through either some sort of violent means or through desperate need of I had a bad day and without going overboard when I add in and not making a habit of it, for in the back of a photo Rahim. And Allah's found out, I always follows up these sorts of commands, with reminders that he is the forgiving and the Merciful. If there is a situation in which it is likely that this is meant to be broken.
Okay? If it's a really big deal, and if it involves the oppression of other people, Allah subhanaw taala puts other names at the end of the ayat, which is something that's very, very interesting, when the last found to Allah talks about theft, for example, in Surah, almeyda. Most of us are not going to steal hamdulillah in our lifetimes, okay. And so Allah says, that he is Aziz, right that he is.
Yeah, he translate as he's something that is he's he's overwhelming, you can't overcome him. Or he says that in other places, he shed easily a club that he is severe and punishment, right. So he matches the names of the end of the verses to fit the context. If it's something for example, that is, such as backbiting, such as accidentally eating something, something that many of us, even most of us will do, accidentally, or not, in our lifetimes. And Allah subhanaw taala often reminds us of His mercy. But if it's something that has major, or something that is very rare, he'll remind us of his scarier qualities, while Alladhina hadou. Now Allah subhana, Allah brings a specific example
talking about the Jews. And one of the amazing points of the Quran and how Allah subhanaw taala changes the way that he addresses people, according to if he's about to praise them, invite them or call them out. And so when I last found data, and you can trace this through the previous chapter, so it's automatic that as well, when Allah subhanaw taala is about to call people in from the Jews and the Christians. How does he refer to them? He says, Al Kitab People of the Book, okay, he refers to a common identity, right? You guys listen, you believe in Revelation, right? Starting with common ground, it's very intelligent. You guys believe in Revelation? Here's revelation, believe in it,
too. That's basically what I lost found to Allah saying, when he's inviting them in come to a common word between us and between you and there's many that are similar. But when he's holding them accountable to something where they went wrong, then he doesn't call them that. He says Alladhina hurdle.
Right, or he calls them the NESARA. He changes the things because these are terms that they gave themselves. Those terms are not you know,
Lisa, Lisa, them they're not telling you when to call themselves a Christian. This is something they made up themselves, Musa alayhis salam never told anyone to call themselves a Jew. That was something that came from the kingdom of Judah way down the line. Right? So these are group names that they made up for themselves, whereas Muslims is something I lost bound data explicitly gives us as a name and the caret sign of approval. This is your deen, it's done sorts of made as well. And then here's your name.
And so he changes up here he has while Alladhina hairdo
and upon those who had to and there's them in the way that he says that there's blame those who became Jews, his kind of like the almost like a literal translation. How to run that cooler. The loafer we made haram for them, we made impermissible for them. Everything that had cloven hooves cloven hose means hose it looks like this. You know they've seen it, sheep horses, things like that. Well, I mean, on the Bukhari while on me how Rhonda Allah Himself Hall Mahoma and from cows and sheep, we forbade for them, their, their fat, okay, so Allah has found out what's the point of all this. He's specifying things that were hot on for the Jews that were over and beyond what were haram
for Muslims, or people before them, or people after them with Christians, one of the things that Allah says in also unsalted tomatoes that ASA at a certain part of why he was sent was to remove some of those extra restrictions that had been given to Benny Israel. So he's going through these other restrictions that he had given to specifically to Bani Israel you as he says, Yes, as he says at the end of this verse, because of their wickedness because of their, in kalsa trance because of
They continuously opposed Allah and His Messenger at every single turn.
Why is Allah bringing us up here? Not just because it has to do with food and it has to do with animals. But he's trying to say that you can't use this as an excuse to just call this haram and not haram and that haram. Right? That was the concern that he was addressing before the quota issue or anybody else making up their own religion. What if they point to the Jews and say, Well, look, they got all these Tacori that they get out, they have all these things that they can't eat and stuff like that. Allah subhanaw taala is answering that doubt here. He's saying the only reason that we made all of this stuff haram for them, he says at the end of the verse, that Lika Josina home be
buggy him. That was their recompense. That's what they deserved for their belly for they're going overboard. They're surpassing and trespassing all limits when it came to opposing the messengers and opposing the prophets well enough that saw the Quran and surely we are telling the truth.
Then Allah is bound to honor he turns our attention to our Prophet alayhi salatu salam, and he addresses him directly he says for in Canada book he says so far, he says, if after all this information we've talked to you about the Corylus you talk to you about their taboos, you talk to you about the Jews and all the sort of games that used to play with what's haram and halal. So if they deny you meeting these quota ish, if they deny you the call Rob welcome, though rock Martin, where CR 10 what you wrote, do but so who and in our minimum God meet, then say that your Lord has mercy or possesses mercy that is vast, and his harm his bets will not be turned away from those who
are criminals from the wrongdoers basically a veiled threat and said, Listen, I know that I'm right. And you guys are gonna get what's coming to you.
Allah subhanaw taala then he addresses a doubt.
And like many things in Seattle, and I'm I find it interesting, because it's an adult that still exists today.
Say a Paulina estrecho.
So it's a hypothetical. So they will say, the people who worshipped idols, they're going to say, lo SHA, Allah Who mash rakhna
if Allah hadn't wanted or hadn't willed, then we would have never worshipped idols in the first place. Clever, right? Not so clever.
Walla, haram in shape, oh, three things he said. If they think they got it, they think they found the gotcha the gotcha argument.
If Allah had willed, We would have never worshipped idols, our fathers would have never worshipped idols. And we would have never made any of these taboos. We would have never prevented anybody from eating anything.
Listen to how Allah's response is bound to Allah doesn't always respond to the substance of the claim. Sometimes he responds to the way in which they got to the claim. Okay, so Allah subhanaw taala says, first of all, he turns away and makes a comment. There Lika Katha lithiumion cobbly him had the qubits Center. This is a comment. It's not even sometimes I'll talk to the parents here so that you understand.
Imagine sometimes your kid comes to you. You're in the middle of an adult conversation.
And they say something that's very, very immature. Or they say something that's very rude or something that's very wrong. Imagine then what would happen? What would be the meaning of your reaction? If you turn to the other adult and instead of responding directly to the child, you commented about what the child just said to the other adults?
You said yeah, he still thinks that cetera et cetera, et cetera, there's them and this will stood right there's blame. There is a criticism. Allah subhanaw taala does very subtle things like this all the time in the Quran. So instead of jumping to just react right back to what the these people are saying, Allah subhanaw taala takes a second and makes a comment. And the comment has is dripping with Blaine. Right? He says almost like how cute like this argument they thought they thought they caught me in something they thought they had this contradiction that they figured out cuz that helicopter credibility. I mean, probably him. This is the exact same way that the people before them
denied had their cool Bezzina just until they tasted our punishment.
Burn right. Big I mean, it's it's a big thing that Allah subhanaw taala saying they're so these people, they think that they're so clever. They think that figured out this gotcha moment with Allah and they don't even real
lies that the thing that they imagined that they discovered is the same thing. Everybody before them has been saying. Every single group has said the same thing. And they said it right before a Las Palmas Allah sent down His punishment.
They're playing checkers. He's playing chess, so to speak.
Then he actually addresses the thing that they said coal, and he says the province listed on the site. Hello, Linda, calm mineral, min, fertile caribou, Lana. And again, he's intervening at the process by which they arrived to this thing, not the actual thing. It's almost like it's too stupid to even address it directly. That way, he's saying, Do you have any knowledge about this thing that you could extract for us that you could bring out for us? What's the thing here that's hidden because there's a lot of hidden subtext in Arabic, it doesn't refer to a lot of small data says federal Kuju right. So what's the WHO returning to? What is the thing that Allah Spano Tata is
actually criticizing them for imagining that they can know what he's criticizing is they're conflating two things. They're conflating a laws up allowing it to exist, with his approval,
right? To separate things. Allah subhanaw taala allows things to happen. He allows good to happen. And from our perspective, he allows evil to happen. He allows murder to take place, he allows oppression, he allows theft, he allows heartbreak, he allows sadness, all these sorts of things. Allah subhanaw taala allows it to take place, does that mean that Allah subhanaw taala is pleased with all of that, or once all of that to happen or likes all of that to happen? No, because Allah subhanaw taala said in the Quran, that he was not pleased with Cofer. And he allowed that to happen to he allowed people to reject Him to deny him to make up these stupid little gotcha arguments. He
allowed it all. But that doesn't mean that He is pleased with it. Just because he gave them the freedom he gave them the ability to do this, it doesn't mean that he's happy with what they did with it. And so a loss bound to Allah is criticizing them by saying, what knowledge do you guys have of this? You don't have any knowledge you've looked you've confused to things. You don't have any idea what you're talking about.
And then he says to further that into Tebbe Arona 11 We're in Anton Illa. Tahoe soon you're not following anything except for conjecture. Basically, what again, following the major thing theme of sorts of that arm? What's the proof that you have that if Allah allow something to happen that he approves of it? What proof do you have of it? Did you find this spoken about by a prophet? Did you find it in a book somewhere? A holy book scripture? Or you guys just making this stuff up as you go along just like your taboos around food about animals and things like that? Yes. That's really what's going on and that's why he's saying that you guys don't follow anything except conjecture
speculation lon we're in and Tom electrical soon as you are nothing but people who are far astray. Then Allah subhanaw taala says all family law Hill Hoja toolbar labor
this idea you guys know that this okay during Ramadan, this is one of the most famous videos that come out of Ramadan. You guys see the Algerian a man with a cat. Right? The cat jumps off on his shoulder, right? First of all, Allahu Akbar, what Dawa right you've got all of these people saying oh Islam this and oppression that and you know, all these mean religious folks are gonna come and take over and Sharia law and you got this big, gentle giant imam in Algeria. And this cat just comes off and jumps up on him. And the way he reacts and he's peaceful and he's still reciting the Quran. These are the verses that this Imam was reciting.
And the minute he says this is when the cat leans over and kisses his cheek, whole family law Hill, how gentle barely law
say that for Allah is the most conclusive proof.
The most conclusive proof belongs to Allah.
Take all your other proofs,
put them on the nightly news. Spread them on Facebook fact check that whatever the most conclusive proof belongs to Allah subhanaw taala. You can't cover this light. You can't hide this theme. It is manifest. There's any such thing as manifesting in our time Islam is manifesting. Islam is common. Islam is growing
And it's through. It's just through the beauty of it. And it's all from Allah Spano Tata Khalsa li la Hill Hoja toolbelt. Allah.
Allah has the most conclusive proof, follow Sha lucha.com Edge Marin. And if Allah had willed, He would have got it all of you altogether.
So he's saying that there is no such thing. You can't say that just because Allah is bound to allow something that he approves of it if Allah subhanaw taala wanted, he could have guided all of you. But instead he gave you a choice. He lets you decide. And the decision really is just revealing what's hiding on the inside.
So that's bound to Allah. Then he offers a challenge here. He says, Hello, my Shahada. accom says Call your witnesses Okay. Alladhina Yasha Dona Ana, la Jara Mahara. He's going back to the Hydromat the things that they said, Oh, this isn't allowed. And that's not allowed. You can't do this. You all made up. Call your witnesses. Bring all your witnesses to swear by Allah. That this is something that Allah subhanaw taala actually forbid, and some books somewhere and some with some profit that he sent for in shahidul. If they actually bear witness and take this oath for latesh Headmaster home, then don't you be one of them that tries to bear witness to this with them? What Tabea Hua
AlLadhina camdeboo Tina, and don't ever follow what the people who have rejected Allah signs want, don't follow what they want. They're the wrong people to be following. What Latina Hola, yo, let me know. And I will ask the second type of people that people who don't believe in the afterlife, very, very fundamental things. Okay. We could say that this is a criticism of materialism. Because Allah subhanaw taala says, the people who deny Allah signs, our signs he says, and the people who deny the afterlife, okay? What does it mean to deny a lot of signs? What is a sign a sign points to something, right. And when Allah subhanaw taala talks about his signs in the creation, it means that
everything that he has placed in the creation points to something else, and it points to Him and His glory. Right, you see the sun rise, you see the sunset, you see the alternation of night and day, you see the food, and it's springtime, you see the blossoms you see the trees, and the fruits and the variety, everything that we talk about all the time, and Allah subhanaw taala talks about all the time, there's two types of people. There's people who say, this has to mean something.
That's somebody who gets the sign who understands that it's a sign.
And the second type of person, I say, yeah, it's just random. It's just here. That's just the way it is.
And this is somebody who has lost the ability to see the sign, or who denies allow signs denies the fact that they're signs at all. So Allah says, don't follow this type of person, even if you like them. Even if you think they're cool, even if you have a lot in common with them, this person is only going to harm you, especially your afterlife, if you follow them in the dunya. The second type of person, what are you gonna Bill Astra.
And people who don't believe in the afterlife, we've talked many, many times about how belief in the afterlife reveals the sincerity of a person. Because if you believe in the afterlife, that basically means you believe in being held accountable. If you don't believe in the afterlife, you don't really believe in accountability, you don't really think that you're going to get paid for what you do.
Good or bad.
And so then you'll act however you think that you can get away with but somebody who believes in the afterlife,
they're going to be straight, they're going to fall, they're going to slip, they're going to make mistakes. But at the end of the day, they know that they're going to have a reckoning, that they're going to have to face it that they're going to have to pay up. And so a last mile data says if you have the choice to follow between this person and that person, then you know that you better follow the person who believes in the afterlife, rather than the person who doesn't have a home bit up to him. Yeah, they do. And these two types of people, what are they in reality doing? They're turning away from their Sustainer Allah uses the term Rob, the name that indicates how he thought to be
right that he takes care of absolutely everything for us. Even our arrogant opposition, like these jokers at the top of the page of sha Allah Mashiach now, if Allah willed them, you know, we wouldn't have committed idolatry. Yeah, Allah gave you the tongue to say that Allah gave you the air to speak that Allah gave you all the neurons that it took to think that and you're still making coffee is what Allah is saying when he says I'm Rob to him, or excuse me,
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know let's find out we're getting to the end of the lesson Shala call to ILO
Allah subhanaw taala says the prophesy said I'm again tell them say this to them. Come on, come here to ILO at Luma how Rama Rama beaucoup Malaika So after all this the whole surah
the structures of the sorrows are amazing, especially with the big ones because you lose track of like where Allah is going and Allah like a human conversation, you know, we experience it as getting sidetracked not with Allah, Allah is not getting sidetracked Allah is driving home his point, but he's gonna take you down this side and that aside, then this thing comes up and then that thing comes up. He deals with this doubt, this other doubt that the reader might have, but then he's gonna come back to what he's really driving at the whole sort of leading up to this. Okay. He says, Go you Mohammed. You tell them what's haram for them. It's going to only be these things. So instead of
your phony religion that you've made up your phony Maha rahmat your phony restrictions, your phony taboos, this is the real stuff right here. This is the scriptural warrants the scriptural justification that you guys needed the whole time that you guys pretended like you didn't need so that you could really make it up and do what you want it.
So Mahara Mirabeau, como la comme Allah to Sri Kobe he che, boom, headshot. First thing, the thing that all of them were doing that you don't associate anything in worship with Allah, Spano Tata, all of their taboos, because it's an interesting thing, right? Why would people want to make life hard on themselves?
Why would the Quran go to such crazy lengths to to invent all these taboos, you can't do this, you can't do that. Psychologically speaking,
underneath of it all was a cognitive dissonance, that they knew that they weren't worshiping Allah Spano. Tata alone the way he wanted. So in order to resolve that cognitive dissonance, they made up all these other things to do instead. Right? Again, I like to give examples with with with kids, because many of us, you know, we have kids in our lives. So imagine, you know, you give your kid and you're leaving for the night or you're leaving for some hours. And you give them some instructions. Right. And some of those instructions are more important than others. Okay. Well, imagine, you know, that the most important instruction that you gave your kids was to, I don't know,
to lock the doors at night, something like that. Okay.
And then you said, you know, if you can do a few dishes, you know, that'd be great. You know, pick up a little bit around the house, that'd be excellent to come home. Okay. All the stuffs gone.
Because they forgot to lock the door if somebody came in, and they took it all.
But your son washed and dried this one plate immaculately.
And he buffed it and polished it and it's like, look at this, that, you know, you would say what? You lost perspective as to what was like the really important thing I was asking you to do. And maybe you know, maybe that son felt guilty because because he knew in the back of his mind that he blew it when it came to the big stuff. And so he focused on the little thing to make himself feel a little bit better. That's a lot of what the courts were doing. With their, their their *, right? They totally, totally failed with the big thing, worshipping all sorts of stuff. Over 360 idols in the cabinet itself at the time of the prophesies. Right. The house built by Ibrahim making to offer
on the cabin naked and drunk. Can you imagine people talk about it's bad now like that was that was pretty bad. Right?
But you know what, let's set aside these couple of animals are only for the men and these and we're this is piety to Allah so they have this thing weighing them down. First thing I learned to Shree Kobe he shader, you don't associate anything in worship with the last phone data, well below where he Dany Arizona, and to your parents excellence. And I lost to Allah He pairs, the treatment of parents or the excellence towards parents with tail heat with worshipping Allah subhanaw taala alone, because they are very, very similar. We come into this world, you did not choose to be born, you did not choose to be created. You did not choose to be named the name that you were given. You
did not choose to have your diapers changed or whatever food you were given as a toddler or all the things that your parents did for you. You come into this world with a debt, a debt to pay and just like the debt that you pay to your parents, you come into this world with a debt to pay to a loss Powell Tada. So, practicing excellence to your parents is a transferable skill when it comes to practicing excellence and your worship of Allah Spano Tata. What to do? I will the comb mean em law
This is significant because Allah spawns out as dealing with taboos. So he says, Okay, this thing, that thing and don't kill your children fearing poverty. This is something that they used to do. Okay? They didn't have birth control methods back then. So they were a little bit more honest about it, they would have a child, but if they were afraid of poverty than they would, then they would actually kill that child and fantasize. Well, let's find out it says, Don't do it. And not only don't do it, he addresses the theological problem behind it. He says nap no nada Zuko, como el said, we are going to take care of them. We're going to provide for you and them.
So Allah subhanaw taala look at the mercy He doesn't just say, like we do as parents. I said, so. Right. Do this or don't do this because I said so. Allah Spano Tala addresses the reasons he says don't do this. We're going to take care of them. We're going to provide for you and for them, don't worry about it.
Then he says what are Takata bufala Heisha mahavihara minha wama baton and do not even approach and it's significant one a lot changes the verb here and says don't even approach don't get near, which is different from don't do it. Don't even get near Fila Haish in decency and usually of the sexual variety when a law says for watch. Included in that is homosexuality included in that is sex outside of marriage included in that is any sort of illicit sexual activity in the Sharia. Don't even get close to it.
Like a law says and sort of illustrate what I'm talking about Xena, specifically there for illicit sexual relationships. Here it's even more broad for why she
says any sort of sexual
indecency don't even get close to it. Now they'll have I mean, how on that bottom,
what is obvious and apparent and out there? And what's hidden on the inside?
What are Takatsu knifes allottee haram Allahu Allah will help and don't kill any soul that Allah subhanaw taala has sanctified or has made inviolable, except by right. Except by right it means through valid state authorities, right capital punishment, this sort of thing.
Allah subhanaw taala ends there a coma saw Combahee law calm talk to you soon. This is what Allah subhanaw taala has left you as it will see as like a bequest or as a something to inherit. This is something he's left for you on earth to practice. So that hopefully, you would allow someone to us as Tachyon so you would use your reason. Because there is no contradiction in Islam between a sound mind the sound reason and Allah is bound to Allah's commands and prohibitions. If somebody thinks that there is or they object to a last bound to Allah's commandments are prohibitions. There's usually some sort of shadow going on. There's usually somebody wants to do something wrong, but they
need to find a justification for it. And the shaytaan is always there to provide a justification for it.
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