Channel: Yahya Ibrahim
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Welcome back to Islam Britain and now it's time for reflections with Sheikh Ibrahim Sheikh Salam aleikum. Are you there while you sit down?
Thank you for having me again. I find that it's good to have you here shake and of course you're carrying on from talking about the sections of crime, particularly our background on a journey through the crown. So tell us what you're going to be talking about today. And please do this virus hamdu lillah wa salatu salam, ala Rasulillah sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam well that it's always a pleasure to connect with regards to the Quran as the origin of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the one that informs us that anytime we come together in the study of the Quran, even if we are seated separately from each other Subhan Allah I mean my home here in Perth, Western
Australia, yourself in your Studios in London and viewers from all around the world that haven't done enough, but we converge our hearts together, seeking and upliftment through the word of Allah, the tradition of the prophets, I send them that makes us worthy of the visitation of the angels who encircle the ones who have come for the sacred knowledge to better themselves and to improve their conduct with each other so that they can ultimately make their self worth with Allah Subhana Allah to add a greater merit and account, I pray that Allah subhanaw taala fulfills that purpose for us and keeps our intention pure. Anytime we study and deliberate over the Quran, we attain that
objective of inviting the angels into our home into our hearts and into our very being. We're continuing with our journey through the Quran Alhamdulillah and this has spun off to become a blog series that I also have for Islam channel. I hope you'll read through it. I give a little bit more in depth details than just what we're speaking up here on community now. Today I wanted to share with you a quote, led man one of the great Hadith scholars of the early generation from those who lived amongst the Sahaba and the tabby beam is the great Imam Sophia in the arena or the Allah Rahmatullah here I think, another great Imam, he used to have this really amazing saying, in
particular about Sultan Batarang. He used to say, Adam Alayhis Salam, the ancestral father of all humanity, we are the children of Adam Benny. And his is the first story told in the Quran. Adam's sin was out of desire, Satan Iblees, the shaytaan his sin was out of pride. The one who sins out of desire will find it easier to repent to Allah than the wonderful scenes out of pride. Now, that same that same theme is explored in the Quran. In many other discussions in narrations. When you actually look into, for example, the evil account and lifestyle of the great Pharaoh who was the nemesis of Musa alayhis salam, who was the Butcher of the bene Surat eel. What you find is that his disbelief
wasn't out of greed. It wasn't just that he wanted more
or excess it was more out of defiance and arrogance he would say to the Egyptian magician to prostrate to Allah when they saw the miracle displayed by Musa give it to him by Allah. He said, Man, I need to recommend Elijah up. There's no God for you to worship other than me. He said to them and men to be popular and
then malaco How dare you except a God of Moses as your Lord, how dare you decide for yourself without my permission? And therefore arrogance is an impasse that turns the heart the heart hard, darkens it and pushes the light of faith out of it. Now you and I have been put on notice by the prophets Allah log on to us send him an authentic hadith and a BSI tell them says, the Hadith narrated by Nima Muslim in the mammoth Timothy and this is the mammoth cognitive narration. He said men cannot be called boohoo myth all other working men keeper, the one who has in their heart even half half of an atom's weight of arrogance, kibble will not enter agenda meaning as a believer will
not enter Jigna with ease until it is purified from them. So one of the people stood up and said, O Messenger of Allah. In our module, Amina your hippo and Taku Netanyahu, who has an Wilmette Keller who has an warmer kappa who has an O Messenger of Allah, any one of us as individuals, we design your to have fine tailored clothing, find exquisite cuisine, and that we have a nice ride a nice stallion or a nice car that we ride and show our distinction. When is this the arrogance that you speak of the puppets I sell them said no, late psychedelic, I'll keep group battle will help. Our humbleness. Arrogance is to reject the truth on account of who you qualify as the one delivering it
to you look at someone as being younger than you or somebody who doesn't know in your opinion, as much as you are somebody from a lower social caste than you are a different ethnicity than you. And it's almost as if you say what does this person know even though what they've said is the truth you didn't qualify it on its merit. You judge it on the covering of the individual, the physicality of the individual, rather than the truth as it's meant to represent itself well hum do nots. Another aspect of arrogance is to cast down your gaze upon those who you deem less worthy of yourself, then yourself. So you assume yourself as being better, greater wealthier, happier, healthier, stronger,
more politically, or socially or psychologically connected than others. So it gives you a deference in your opinion towards others. All of that is condensable. That mindset becomes one of the earliest explorations of the Quran in surah Al Baqarah, Allah juxtaposes within two pages of sort of the story of at least and the story of the shape one and the shape on versus add them on to your setup. Adam is a sinner out of desire, he wants maybe more or excess or something he hasn't had an opportunity to try before. And therefore his folly is that if he was to receive what he thought was better, he may recognize that eventually it is not what is best for him and come back to the truth.
While arrogance blinds the heart turns it dark and makes it hard because one continues to believe that they remain superior over others. That becomes the greatest scene, the first scene that human beings made between them and Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and the creation of Allah made between them and Allah that became reason and cornerstone for disbelief. We've always wondered, why do people and why in ancestrally have people found it difficult to submit to the Almighty Allah? Notice that word submit. That's the essence of Islam submission, it's that there are some times a hadith that you might hear that doesn't seem to want to resonate in your heart. Some Hadith for women may
seem problematic. Notice the word I said mace mace make, it seems like it's problematic. It isn't problematic, but with the worldview that we've been taught, or with trauma that we might have suffered, or an experience we've heard from somebody else other than ourselves, we are made to think well, the Prophet said this in its general form, what if somebody uses it to abuse their place of power or authority as my husband or my father or you know, whatever it may be how
Can I then trust that the words of the prophets I send them would fit me and suit me well, and that can cause a person on account of their arrogance, to look at the words of the prophets, I sell them with a qualification of a question mark, rather than an acceptance and working towards shifting it and understanding it as it is meant to be understood. Sometimes as men, we find it difficult at times to hear something that was ordained upon us by Allah, that my wealth is not just to be retained by me, but it's for the betterment in the service of my father, my mother, my sisters, my my daughters, my wife, it's meant to be something that goes beyond myself that as a man, what is
mine is not ultimately just for me, it's meant to be a source of nourishment. For many that's around me.
It becomes important for us then to humble our hearts to be receptive to something that at times may be greater in its esteem greater in its effect, greater in its influence than what we assume it to be. And therefore the story of Adam, and the story of how were a really beautiful in the beginning of sort of an Bacara, especially when it is compared and contrasted to the story of Iblees. Both of them, they failed in their order in fulfilling an order given to them by Allah, one was ordered to perform an act of devotion that shows their humility, and showed their humbleness before the Almighty Allah by showing deference to another creation, and that money is Salam. The other was
ordered to restrict themselves from what they don't know is actually not good for them. Aren't those really the two struggles that you and I have in life? There are certain things that have been made, how long it could be a relationship or something we want to see or replace. We want to go over an investment. We want to make something that we believe and we see other people doing it. And we wonder to ourselves, Well, why is it haram? Why can't we just indulge the way other people indulge? Why does it always have to be restricted for us. And that moment is where the shaytaan begins to enter their assault upon our heart wanting us to shift from just desiring something to having
arrogance against the Command of Allah, I don't want to wear hijab, for example, I'm never going to put it on. That's something of the past. It doesn't suit me. It's not for this era. It's not for this time, it's not for where I live. And it's not now it's not just that I accept that I should do it, but I'm falling behind. Rather now I'm defying into against it. That becomes a change from desiring one thing to now entering into an arrogant position against the tenants of Allah subhanho wa taala. Similarly with issues that relate to solder, or fasting, or giving our Zakah or paying our sadaqa are the laws that relate to inheritance, or many of the other important injunctions that we
have as Muslims, whether it's from Salah upwards, all of them should never be qualified by what we think about their importance in our life. And that becomes the central message that Allah teaches us through these two stories. The moment a bliss questioned the why rather than fulfilling the what was asked of him, it became a really critical moment in how ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala deals with his obstinance and his rebellion. There's no problem in wanting to understand the conditions of what it is that Allah has asked us. It is problematic to question whether Allah subhana wa Taala is willing to order us and full and Allah has the authority to order us to do something that even we may not
yet come to understand it in its reality. In many of the occasions that we experience in our day to day life, there are so many things that you and I take for granted today. You know, picking up my phone, it's not strange for me to being in the car being on a mobile phone video call with my father, for example, while my wife drives he's all the way in Canada. It's nighttime while it's daytime here in Australia, and I don't find it stream. But I can tell you 20 years ago, if you were to come and say to me, yeah, it's going to be something that is so common. You won't even need the Isla car you will just be able to you don't even need to call your dad you can actually video call
him. I would say I can't even imagine how that would be on something as small as a mobile device. The way the world grows, should not ever limit us to what it is that the commands of Allah as what Allah subhanaw taala may have said to us in the past and is more understood in certain aspects today than what it was in the past and what Allah has said may be more easier for us
To understand into the future when our hearts are settled with that very simple principle, Samana, one o'clock, we hear and we obey. I pray that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah protects you and I from overwhelming desire that leads us away from the truth. But I pray even more that Allah protects us that we have an arrogance against the commands of Allah, the orders of Allah where we try to use our intellect to qualify whether they should be valid for us or others are not the word of Allah, the revelation of Allah must always be the guiding light, even at moments where we don't understand it. That becomes the inner secret of the firstly three letters of the surah. And if LAN mean, nobody
knows their meaning, but Allah, but we don't remove them from the Quran just because we don't understand. It's meant to humble us that there will be aspects of the Quran that you accept. Even though in a certain point in your time or your age or your experience, you have not yet learned its value which is yet to come. May Allah allow us to value every lecture of every teaching of the Quran, every aspect of the Prophet sunnah that is authentically conveyed to us and protect us from misunderstanding the word of Allah or putting it in a place other than what was intended by Allah Subhana Allah to Allah in terms of meaning and practice, I pray that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah
blesses you and assists you and protect you with the knowledge and the practice of the Quran. And that alone makes the Quran the spring of our heart that the light of our eyes the removal of our pain and depression and stress and that Allah makes us adjust our life to the Quran. Rather than trying to change the Quran to fit into our life. May Allah make us of those who are repentant and returning to him the way Adam was repented after making the mistake. And may Allah protect us from being vile and arrogant, like if yeast was who was unwilling to come back to a place of truth that he knows the truth is with a lot, but his arrogance blinded him to it, may Allah Subhana Allah
protect our Muslim Ummah, in particular in these days, those who are flood stricken in Pakistan and in Afghanistan, may Allah subhanho wa taala, uplift them and cause the road to rise to meet them. May they find facility and ease and victory and support from where they do not know that it would arrive. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala use us and our charity in our endeavor of righteousness, to assist them in whatever ways are possible. Allah from I mean, I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes us valuable to each other using this wonderful vehicle of Islam channel. I look forward to seeing you as I do each and every Wednesday at 11am in sha Allah for the journey with the Quran.
So Allah thank you so much. I was really amazing. And very interesting that you said about it's actually easier to ask forgiveness from a sin that there's not arrogance and arrogance is the hardest thing to come back with and to say I'm sorry, but it's there. And that arrogance, as you said sometimes stops us from learning the real meanings in the Quran. If we don't understand something that doesn't make sense. That's just rubbish. It could be we just don't understand it. Somebody hasn't actually explained it to us. But today you have Sheikh you have explained so much of sort of our background and I can't wait to the next episode and further discussions there in the
crowd. Thank you so much. Thank you for having me for those of you who are listening along and following along I will do Islam q&a at the top of the hour noon London time each block See you then.
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