Tom Facchine – Tafseer Reflections #13 – The Regret of The People of The Fire – Surah Al-Mulk

Tom Facchine
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the importance of not giving too many reasons for one's actions, as it can lead to negative consequences. The speaker also talks about the need for people to evaluate their reasons and use their reason to determine if they are true or false. The importance of being true is emphasized, as it is crucial to avoid negative consequences.
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Some milk obviously in an amazing Surah there's so much to say about sorts of milk. I'll just try to touch on two points very quickly. One of them is that a lost power to Allah tells us what's the criteria we're going to be judged upon for the Day of Judgment, what's going to get us into paradise? And what was the reason that we were created. And he says, right in the beginning, I love the article meltable Hayato, Leah, beluga calm or Yocum, axonal Pamela test we created basically death and life in order to test you which of you is the best indeed the best in action. And so this life obviously, this tells us that this life is a test. It's a Proving Grounds, it's about

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demonstrating the virtue that's inside of our hearts, Allah Spano, Tala already knows what we're made of. But if he were to just sort us out automatically, and put us in Gen nurjahan, and put us in * and heaven, we would complain, right, we would say, Wait a second, I didn't get a chance to show what I'm made of. And so Allah subhanaw taala gives us this life in order to demonstrate and he's gonna throw tests at you. And he's going to throw things at you, in order to see what you're made of, and show and demonstrate what you're made of, so that when you reach the end, you're not going to have any excuse. And it's significant that I lost found, the auto says, accident I'm gonna

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and not extra lamina like a lot of times when we think about getting to be more pious or more practicing in our religion, we think about quantity rather than quality. And Allah subhanaw taala is telling us here, he wants quality over quantity, instead of just more and more and more, what is the value of your prayer? Like what is the, you know, the level that you have, who should have fear or or reverence that you have connectivity that you have, in your prayer, write all the sorts of things that you're doing, rather than just try to accumulate more and more and more and more good deeds? Maybe you need to take time thinking about how can you make the deeds that you're already doing more

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valuable and more weighty. So that's one point. And the second point is that allow someone to audit he tells us some of the regrets of the people at the fire. And so when he does that, he's basically showing us okay, avoid this thing. And so when the there's this conversation, and the people that are going into the Hellfire are asked, right was a prophet sent to you? They said yes. And then Allah subhanaw taala says that they will say well call Lunokhod international Oh, now people that couldn't be I was happy say is that one of the two regrets basically, that the people the fire will have if only we had listened or reasoned, and that's very significant, because a lot of times people

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these days, they assume that reason and Revelation contradicting each other or that faith and reason don't go together. And Allah is bound to Allah is saying here that if you don't use your reason, it's going to end you up in the fire, or it could end you up in the fire. If you're not able to listen and obey, and you don't use your reason, then you're going to end up in a very, very bad situation. But what is meant by reason here is not what most people think of as reason. It doesn't necessarily mean judging the Koran by only our what our sensibilities what we should say, like what we think is true, and what's not true and saying, Well, you know, this verse, I think, is true. And

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this one doesn't make sense. So I'm going to disregard it, or oh, I believe in the Koran, or but I don't believe in the Hadith. And we have a lot of people now in Islamic studies departments that this is sort of the norm. And they say, Well, you know, it just doesn't make sense. Well, who said that you're the standard of what makes sense and what doesn't make sense? Maybe you should evaluate the criteria upon which you're basing what makes sense. What doesn't make sense. So last month, I was talking about a type of reason, but what type of reason Okay, he gave us the tools, what are the tools for the tools are for recognizing Allah signs, okay? Allah is not proven. A lot of people ask

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for proof Allah is not proven, he's found means that the signs are all around us already. They're not hidden somewhere in some obscure place that we need to develop these like, obscure, you know, difficult convoluted formulas and theses and like very, very, no, it's actually right in front of your face. It's been in front of your face the entire time. All it takes is sincerity, and the correct attitude, opening up your mind, use your reason to determine that the signs in front of you are pointing towards purpose. They're pointing towards a creator, they're pointing towards afterlife, they're pointing towards accountability and responsibility. That's what your reason is

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for, which is even to me his critique of the entire thing. If you get into his works, he's saying that real reason does not contradict revelation that the actual Quran and the Sunnah of the revelation that Allah gives us, it presupposes a certain amount of reason, because it's asking us to be convinced. It's asking us to think about things, but we don't take some sort of external tradition of reason from the Greeks or from somebody else, and then chop up the Quran and the Sunnah and try to make them gel. We have to use the reason that's inside of the text, the reason that's inside the Quran and the Sunnah, and the reason that Allah gave us in order to recognize its truth,

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and to submit to it

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