Tafsir Series – Al-Baqarah [221-22]

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah while early he was off be at mine.

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Allah subhanaw taala says

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in verse number 21 of Surah tillbaka

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Yeah, are you hon? Booty Rebecca Mulethi Holika calm well Levine Amin kabhi li comme la La Quinta tahune

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Allah subhanaw taala says in the meaning all mankind

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worship your Lord who created you

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and those before you, so that you may gain Taqwa.

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So that you may gain

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an awareness or consciousness of Allah subhanaw taala.

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Now the previous ayat, Allah subhanaw taala was talking about the different types of people.

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And Allah subhanaw taala spoke about them what Menon then the car FuRON then Nimona Afia horn

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and in verse number 20, Allah azza wa jal stopped talking about the Mona Lisa Kuhn.

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Now, Allah subhanaw taala is

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changing

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the message or the topic of that what is being spoken about and how Allah subhanaw taala is addressing mankind.

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Now, usually you find in the Madani sutras and this is a Madani sort, of course sort of advocate as a Medina Surah

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most of the time you will find with Madani surah Allah azza wa jal addresses the believers Yeah, you have Lavina men. However, Allah is within mentions here Yeah, are you harness and this is the first address

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that you find in the Quran to every human being.

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So this is a reminder to us,

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that Allah subhanaw taala of us to ponder over the first message to mankind, that when they are dressed all together, is what is the reason that they were created,

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who are born to Dora back home, worship your Lord.

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So this is the first command that you find in the Quran. The first command is mankind's obligation to worship the Lord.

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Bear in mind Allah subhanaw taala does not say word Allah.

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This is mentioned in other places in the Quran.

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However, here it mentions, or abou Rebecca, whom worship your Lord.

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And whenever you find the word Rob, who is the Lord, that there is a number of

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messages or understandings that we take from this? Number one is that Allah subhanaw taala created you who are bukem Hollier Kokoon, that He created you?

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And that he subhanaw taala is our our Zico

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and that he is your Sustainer.

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Well, who am with a barrel armor and that he is the one who is in control of all of the affairs Phil Kohn in the universe?

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And fourthly,

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who am I really cold milk, that he is the owner of all of the dominion of all of the creation.

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So Allah azza wa jal is reminding mankind all mankind,

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worship your Lord, your Lord, who is your Creator, your Sustainer, the own of the universe.

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So there is a link between affirming and understanding Allah azza wa jal has Rubia His Lordship to worshipping Him,

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that they go hand in hand and that they cannot be separated. This is an important point

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that Allah subhanaw taala says, or boo, worship or Beckham,

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who abodo a, what it means is that to submit to lower yourself to your Lord, Who is Allah subhanaw taala of course,

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a lovey Holika

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the One who created you,

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the One who created you brought you into existence from from nothing

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well Lavina in public and those who came before you

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so you are not unique within yourselves i that there was no one like you rather than

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Allah has written his reminding you that he subhanaw taala created you and he created all of the people and the nations that came before you. Hundreds of years. 1000s of years. Allah subhanaw taala is their Lord, and he subhanaw taala created them as well.

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La La Quinta tycoon. And then the verse is completed by Eliza just fun it's fun of her saying to us the in the hope that you will attain Taqwa law, I love him.

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So,

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pondering over the idea, taking the whole message Allah subhanaw taala is telling us Oh, mankind worship your Lord, Who created you and those who came before you

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so that you can attain Taqwa? God consciousness.

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Remember Allah subhanaw taala. He says to us concerning fasting.

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Yeah, are you Hello? Vina. Ermanno quotevalet como CMO?

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Oh, who you who have believed,

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fasting has been prescribed upon you

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cannot katiba Allah lithiumion publikum as it was prescribed obligated upon those before you. Similarly hear Allah subhanaw taala saying that he created you, as he created those before you.

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At the end of both verses, Allah Subhana Allah says locum tekun, so that you can attain piety.

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So you can attain piety by physically worshiping Allah subhanaw taala

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specifically with fasting,

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so that you can talk more

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and more generally Allah subhanaw taala sing worship your Lord who created you and created those before you so that you can gain Taqwa. So you gain taqwa, God consciousness by worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. This is the formula worship Allah subhanaw taala so that you can gain Taqwa. So, for example, a person says, Well, I want to be from the 13th I wish I desire to be from the clean whom Allah subhanaw taala praises in many places in the Quran, that Allah subhanaw taala will only accept from the turkey and I want to be from them. Therefore, what do I have to do? What about Europe? Therefore, worship your Lord.

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And it isn't just nearly a command, ie that Allah subhanaw taala says Rob Buddha can worship your Lord and nothing else said but he Allah subhanaw taala reminds us that He is the One who created us.

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So because he Subhanallah He created us, we in turn then have to worship Him.

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Because this is what we were created for.

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To worship Him alone. Subhan Allah to Allah, as is mentioned in Salta verde yet,

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when Allah subhanaw taala says warmer halachot will Jinnah will insert it larly Abu Dune, Allah subhanaw taala says I did not create ins or Jin

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Jin kind or ins mankind except that they worship Me that they singled me out Allah subhanaw taala in in worship.

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Then Allah subhanaw taala says in the next verse,

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bear in mind this is the first command you find in the Quran to worship Allah subhanaw taala.

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Then Allah subhanaw taala reminds us

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Allah subhanaw taala reminds us of the blessings that He is placed upon us.

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Allah the jar Allah Allah como la fiere Asha that he is the one who made the earth as something flat for us.

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A resting place for you was sama Bina. And that he subhanaw taala made the sky like a canopy.

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Well, unzila Amina sama Eema and that He sent down from the skies a rain for you, for Roger b He minify Marathi it is Qualcomm so that you can then bring forthwith fruits from the earth.

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So Allah subhanaw taala, in the previous verse reminded reminds us commands us worship your Lord who created you, worship your Lord,

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Who created you?

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You know and we when as we say again, when we mentioned that, it means that Allah is the One who created you. Allah is the One who sustains you. Allah subhanaw taala is the one who owns everything and is in control of everything.

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In this verse, Allah azza wa jal goes into

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More detail reminding us that He is the one

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who flattened the earth made the earth a place for resting place something beneficial for us. Now, when you look at the Earth, you find that the earth is different types of terrain, there are types of terrain, which are uninhabitable, it's very difficult to live on. The whole of the Earth is not like that. There are places the majority of the earth if you like, is inhabitable. You can live on it and you can rest on it, and you can exist on it. This is the from the fall of Allah subhanaw taala.

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And that he made the sky as a canopy over you, to protect you.

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And that he's supposed to add a sense down rain so that you benefit from these, this rain so that you can then grow fruits and provisions.

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All these meanings here go back to us reminding what Allah subhanaw taala said, worship your Lord. And remember when we say Lord, Allah is your Creator, which he subhanaw taala reminded us of

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and that he subhanaw taala is your Sustainer which Allah subhanaw taala again is reminding us here

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that he sustains us by sending us down rain, protecting us with the sky from the the outer things in the universe, Allah Allah is protecting us.

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At the end fella, Tatia alula

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fella Ted yalu. So therefore, and this is the first command you find or first prohibition rather, this is the first prohibition you find in the Quran.

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To avoid Schilke that do not associate partners with Allah subhanaw taala Furla Tanja aioli lurgi and then tune Talmud. So do not set up rivals partners with Allah subhanaw taala or in worship while you know that

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there was a hadith which is unbelievable Hadith and Muslim and it's the hadith of Abdullah but Masuda Radi Allahu and

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he said, I said Dr. Rasool Allah, O Messenger of Allah, which evil deed is the worst with Allah subhanaw taala.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said and tagit Allah, Allah He need done well who are Holika

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to make an equal to make an equal with Allah while he alone created you.

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Here Allah subhanaw taala says a fella which is a prohibition, Tagil do not make

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tagit aloo Jaya Allah means to make something

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as Allah subhanaw taala

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told us in the beginning of this ayah Allah the GR Allah Allah

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that He made for you the earth, Allah Israel created the earth and made and formed the Earth, like that for us, I formed the earth like this in a way that it wasn't like before gyla likewise here, a lot of hunters do not make, I do not make things that weren't previously

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in this way, one created for that purpose, do not make them into something

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which will be equal to Allah subhanaw taala. So, do not bring from idols, do not make your desires, any forms of wish anything that you have or any whatever it is, do not make it equal are on par with Allah subhanaw taala.

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And the the single is the word need, which means like an equal or a partner something is equal to Allah subhanaw taala says do not make any equals

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to don't make any forms of equals to Allah subhanaw taala will enter into Allah moon and that you know, and that you're fully aware of who Allah subhanaw taala is.

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And if you think about it,

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the ending of this area comes when Allah subhanaw taala has explained things very, very deeply and in detail to you. That He created you that He sustains you that He is your Lord

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and that you should gain Taqwa by knowing this, that He made the Earth a dwelling place for you and he made the sky as a protection for you, and that He sent down the rain so that you can bring fruits from the from the ground after all of this. Allah subhanaw says, After you know this, do not make any partners with Allah subhanaw taala it is not just simply worship your Lord and don't associate any partners. This is the kilometer Allah Allah Illallah Of course.

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And this is another way how Allah subhanaw taala is explained the Kenema to us. La ilaha illa Allah is based upon

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If Bert affirming and Nephi to negate

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la isla, here there was negation. There is no deity, of course worthy of worship Illallah there's the affirmation except Allah subhanaw taala. Likewise here,

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Allah subhanaw taala affirms that to hate by saying or Buddha or back home, in verse 21, worship your Lord.

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And here's the negation at the end of 22 Fela Tatia alula He undead to negate any equals to Allah subhanaw taala this goes beyond that goes without saying the fact you're not going to make an equal with Allah subhanaw taala that you will not make anything above Allah azza wa jal or yo from Villa, you're not going to impose something on par or equally with Allah subhanaw taala, let alone take something above Allah Subhana Allah, may Allah has written protect us from that.

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So Allah Subhan Allah is very emphatic and very clear to us and explaining to us in different ways, La ilaha illa Allah with affirmation with negation is very important we, that we understand that and that when we read this, these two ayat,

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you find the Kalama of a Tauheed in there, but further explained

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we're going to stop here in sha Allah to Allah.

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And we'll continue in our next lesson. Giacomo O'Hara will SallAllahu wasallam robotic anatomy and Muhammad in while early he was savage America Solomonic on October cattle