Channel: Yaser Birjas
Tafseer of Surah Al-Fil – Shaykh Yaser Birjas at Valley Ranch Islamic Center
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Last week we were discussing sort of aluminum. And the last panel what Allah and sort of whom aza was warning against the people who bragged about the wealth a lady, Gemma Nevada, they think that the world have been accommodating, and they've been diversified in terms of portfolio and wealth and so forth, they will be extra sufficient for them to protect them from a loss of Hannah that has judgment in the dunya. And so this sort of right now, Sora delfield, is an example. It's an example for them, an example for them, how Allah Subhana Allah, Allah showing in the surah How can he deals with a greater nation, greater groups, such as an army of Abraham habashi, which came with the all
the power and all the might and all the words that they had, and still Allah subhanho wa Taala, you know, destroy them, with some considered insignificant power, such as little bird flying, carrying with them, you know, purpose with the commands of Allah subhanaw taala were destroyed. So this is what I speak about this, but what is sort of delfield so total field or the elephant is, according to the revelation to the order of the revelation that what I must have said they say it was revealed as number 19. So in terms of the order, and the sequence of the revelation was surah, number 19. It was revealed before Surah Al Falak, and came or came after Surah Al capital. So as a result,
obviously, it's considered makiya, and that's by unanimous agreement. So it was revealed in the mechanism in terms of the name of the surah there is almost unanimous agreement like there is no difference of opinion on the actual name of the Surah Surah Al feel. Remember boychoir Rahim Allah tala, sometimes he brings a different name, you know with the
adding a letter at the beginning and so forth. But this is no there is no kill off no disagreement on the name of the surah. So it is called Seurat elfin Surah delfield speaks about a special, a special
privilege that was given to the people of Mecca. Way before the Prophet salaallah salam was commissioned for the Prophet of the Prophet hood. I know a lot of time when he was born, he was born sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So the surah speak about special privilege. However, there are elements they say, this surah was revealed. This story of the story of Alfred was mentioned only one time, and then thermos Ha.
It was only mentioned one time. So if you look at Seurat, for example, for me the story around with musala salon was repeated many many times. If you look at the story of
for example, Ibrahim alayhis salam, the story of new Palestine, his people, it was repeated many, many times. Why now the story of Al feel was such a magnitude in the history of the Muslim ummah. It was actually the beginning of that, given the privilege for the Mecca. Why was it all repeated one time? That's a question whenever I do my work kind of exploring, and try to give an answer for so if I asked you this question, guys, what would you think, would be the reason that sort of tells the story of a field was repeated? Only one time was mentioned one time as a matter of fact, and it was not repeated after that? Why the other masters? Did they give two reasons, by the way, so you can
explore. And you can think about as many as you want. But give me Why would you think that the surah was mentioned only one time?
Can you think of any reason?
I mean, obviously if you say sort of the story of masala Sarah was mentioned many, many times because there are so many lessons right? So can you say that there are no lessons to learn from Sora tell from the story of wellfield the elephant? Of course there are but why wasn't repeated, you know, after that.
Last Chance anybody?
Give a guess what could it be?
It doesn't need to be repeated. But why?
Because very short surah took a while.
So basically everything we need to know about the story of the elephant was mentioned in a very concise, you know, and very summarized version, right. But there is something more, something more so automatically, they give two reasons. Number one, they say it was not repeated. It was not repeated, because they were not destroyed. They were not destroyed as a result of their denial of a profit.
Is that clear? So when we look at the story of Musa alayhis salam that was in relation to what Musa himself when it comes to new Halley's Salaam, his people it was in relation to their disbelief.
musar anomalisa Same thing with Allah subhanho wa Taala has done to, you know, other stories like art and mood and so on. So they were always related in relation to other prophet denial of another prophet. But the story of elfi they were destroyed, but none in relationship to any particular Prophet, the Prophet Muhammad sallahu wa salam was born 50 days, it was born 50 days after the incident itself. So it was in relation to the Prophet Mohammed Salah Sam directly, so there is no need to repeat story. Again, that's number one. The second thing,
Allah subhana wa did not repeat the story of oil field, again, in the Koran so that the people of Mecca, the kurush, whom Allah Subhana sent the Prophet Mohammed to send them with the Quran. So they don't take this as a privilege, so that they will always brag about it and take this for themselves as a special status like look, Allah subhanho wa Taala preferred us about over other nations a larger protected us, Allah goddess, which means for them, that becomes like a confirmation and validation of their ways of life and their ways of worship. So they would start thinking and claiming, okay, you see Allah subhanho wa Taala, he said that he protected the house, which means
Allah was pleased with the people of Mecca. So therefore, he protected the house, which means it's an endorsement of the idol worshipping and all the kind of, you know, worship that they used to have there in Mecca. So in order not to give them the chance to think that way. Allah subhanho wa Taala did not repeat that surah you know, after after that, after mentioned in one in one single answer, that's it. So again, there are two reasons they say number one, so that it wasn't there because they will not actually destroy it as a nation in relation to the knowledge of a prophet. And number two, because that the people of Mecca would not take this as an evidence to endorse their way of life and
their worship. And they basically kind of like they make this like a justification for denying the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam why. So this is basically why the the sort of was the the story was not repeated. After that. The second thing now, what is the essence of this Surah Surah speaks about few things. Number one, the significance of Al Haram, the significance of a harem, in Mecca, and the Kaaba, the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala that allows dogen guarded that house and guarded place even even, you know, when the people who they're around the Kaaba, they're worshipping idols, so it's not about the people. It's about the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala
itself. So Allah subhanho wa Taala showed the significance of that certain place. Obviously, Allah soprano does warn the people of Mecca in this surah in a subtle way, that if an army like the army of Abra, was deployed in an instant, Allah subhanho wa Taala can destroy you as well or people of Mecca. If you continue denying the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so that's a threat or warning to the idol worshipers in Mecca. And reminding them of course, that Allah subhana wa was capable of taking that, that privilege away from them. Now, what is the surah? And what's the story of the elephant just again, a reminder, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was born actually 50 that's
most of them of the people of Sierra, they say, the prophets, Allah Selim was born 50 days after the accident of the elephant. What is the story? And what is the surah? Let's, let's first of all talk about the story. And then we go into the theory of Surat elphin. So the story of the elephant, the story of the elephant is as follows.
If you guys know the geography of the Arabian Peninsula, Abby's senior, the senior it's an Africa Of course in the Horn of Africa.
They do they had the kingdom over there, and the kingdom was ruled by a Christian nation. So there were faithful Christians living in that area. In Yemen, during that time, they were ruled by another actually another group that had affiliation with Jewish tradition. You know, the sort of the sort of I look dude cookieless habit of dude. So kudos to the king at that time. He prosecuted the people of Yemen because they believed in that land, that young man who
brought back the true faith, believe in Allah subhana wa, the oneness of Allah azza wa jal, and when the people followed him during was zoonosis. My goodness, he destroyed these people. And he, he dug the trenches in Yemen, and he kind of push in the people that have refused to return back from that new face to his basically his faith. So as a result, the Christians the Christians have ever seen. Yeah, of course, they were enraged. They weren't raised because you know, their own fellow Christians at the time. They were kind of put into such a
situation and they were destroyed in the fire. So they they moved from IBC into into the peninsula.
to them and area and the region, and it took over. So they took over and took Yemen back. And eventually Yemen became a like a Christian land. Now instead of bration of that, and celebration of that victory against, you know, the people of Yemen, or that King in the
Abra, habashi, Abraham, the Saba, he was the king in that area, or at least he was the deputy in that area. He wanted to kind of celebrate now the victory and the expansion of Christian land, and expand it even further, more all the way up to the north, because in the north, they were Christians. Now in Africa, we're Christians. Now the Arabian Peninsula and the South Christianity start flourishing as a result of this, basically, this arrival in our area. So he wanted to connect the North, the Arab tribes, which already were Christians, with the Arab tribes in the south, making all this like align of Christianity. So but when he investigated the found out, he found that the
Arabs in that region, they they have a specific status, you know, for for a city called Mecca. And they're in Mecca, they believe there was the house of worship, Allah Kava. And obviously, a civilized nation, such as ABC nians, dealing with the bad ones in the desert. They thought, you know what, let's, let's give them something better than that. So a built in Yemen, he built in Yemen, and Sunnah. A huge, huge, you could say monument as a church, or maybe Cathedral, whatever you want to call it, called police or police.
And then he starts sending to all the other tribes, his envoys inviting the people to come over and visit in Yemen, in order to invite them to, to join and become Christians. Like basically, he was like a missionary at that moment. So isn't all his mission was to go and call the Arabs to come and worship them?
Obviously, did not listen to that they're not obey. And they weren't very happy with it. So what did they do? They decided, of course, you know, to completely deny that and rejected abre, he tried again,
and he kind of like starts kind of threatening them, you know, that they should come and should embrace, you give their pledge, to him and to Christianity. So one of the one of the elders of the AutoSum, Benny, Kiana and Ben in Canada were in the area of Mecca. He wasn't raised by that demand for him, like who is he even to tell us what to do. And he was one of the elders who will consider like a supreme, you know, judge in the judiciary of the urban system of that time. So what he did, he went and he took a journey all the way down south Yemen, to do just wanted to enrich Abraham, just to defecate in that place, which he did.
He dedicated in that in that house of worship that Abraham was built. And then he came back. And he started to kind of like, spread some poetry, like he was bragging about it. And his intention was just to kind of spread this among the Arab, that we don't care about that what you're what you're doing. So Avraham, of course, wasn't raised as a result of that. And he decided to go and invade Mecca, and destroy the caravan, and force the club to come and worship in Yemen. So he, he prepared an army of 1000s and 1000s of warriors and soldiers, armies that the Arab will not actually designed with, they were not prepared to fight because I don't know if you know the history of the Arab
nations at the time. They didn't have any organized armies. So we're just like kind of they fight like gorillas just kind of fighting each other and jumping in one area to the other one invading one tribe and a different tribe. So there wasn't they didn't have any organized armies in that area. Of course, well organized armies such as the army, the seniors would come and march into the into Mecca, and 11 Peninsula, they're no match. So they can't stand against them. Abra can in order, of course, to show them the power of the abyss in an army he brought with him elephants.
So as the elephant were coming, of course, cross into the desert. And the purpose of doing that so that he would make it a big scene, a big procession so that people will talk about it and will spread all around and it will intimidate whoever hears about them. Eventually, they arrived near the car near the mecca near Mecca, and Eric Holder mamas. So he kind of camped in that area. Obviously, the Arabs in Mecca when they heard the news. They were intimidated. They were afraid they don't know what to do about it. And they were so scared. So they went and they started negotiating. One of the people who are negotiating with them was Abdulmutallab, the grandfather of the Prophet Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Abdulmutallab. He was the leader of the Meccans. So when he was invited to come, he was invited to come and stay and
to meet with abre. So he when he stood in front of him can order them even they say Abdulmutallab was a was a huge man. And he was also someone that you will when you see him, basically will you'll you'll have Hiva basically that means that you have a kind of reverence, respect. So when his children follow him and asked him something
about, you know, the house of Allah and this and that and so on. Abdulmutallab, surprisingly, he didn't ask anything about the Kava. He said, All I'm asking from you, your soldiers, it took 200 camels. It took 200 grams of me mine, my camels, I need them back. Of course, it was kind of like surprised and at the same time disappointed, like you're the old you're the leader of corrosion Mecca. I'm here coming to destroy your house of worship. You can negotiate with me in regard to your camels. He said, Listen, hon, it says, I am the owner, I am the master and the Lord of these camels will beat me. But I'm confident that this house of Allah azza wa jal has a low level guarded. He
said, No one is going to guard the house from me, like, nobody's going to stop me from destroying the house. He says, antiva, I'm telling you, so, deal with it. Like I'm warning you basically, this house is protected. So I'm warning you. So if you don't want to listen to me, literally. So then he got his camels. And he left. And he asked all the Mexicans, the next day as all the Americans to leave the city, evacuate the city to go to the mountain. So the people of Mecca, they went to the mountains, and they were just observing what would happen. Finally, after metallic and some of the elders of kurush, he went to the hospital, to the doors of the Kaaba, he held on to the cover. And
instead of making your battle Wait,
he asked him all over this house, guard your house, like protect your house, and then he left.
And then as the army start marching towards the curb, that's when the miracles are happening. First of all, the elephant, the elephant, as they tried to push the elephant to go towards the curb or towards the towards the Harlem, it wouldn't go anywhere, it will just kind of start retreating, and then sits down on the ground.
But then, whenever they try to turn the camera, the elephant around to the east or the west or any other direction, it will come up and start running right away, then the puppet,
when they turn that elephant back again to the direction of the Kaaba, it sits down, it doesn't actually go forward. So they keep doing that, for some time and trying and trying and trying until, as the people have omeka on the mountains watching and observing what was happening. They saw a cloud coming from the from the seaside, from the from the from the vessel from the Red Sea area, which is which is west from Mecca. So when they saw that, oh, what is it exactly, but then they realized this actually, German art and Gemma art, which means groups of birds coming together, as they were coming, they're small, not even actually big birds, but average size birds. And they were
carrying with them petals, these purples, the size of the LM after shoe, they say the size of the size of
the chickpeas, so small, not that big. They're holding their beaks, their claws, and talents. So they were coming at, and they were throwing it at these, and the soldiers and the army. Instantly, whenever they were hit by these pebbles, the soldiers were actually will will, will be destroyed and said they will be destroyed, which is a miracle. Because in some people's lives they want to destroy a human being will be anybody's panel, but then be in many tifosi and many interpretations. What could it be? What kind of rocks are these? What kind of stones were they? I heard some even contemporary actually,
statements say that maybe it has uranium, so it's gonna read you active stones and all that stuff. I'm just like, Oh, hold on a second. Because there were some reports. There were some reports later on. That one of the, the LML Hadith, Abu Salah, he said I did it the house of only Hannah, the cousin of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And I saw in her house coffee isn't like two big bags of these purples, to saving them from that time. And they were black stones. They were black stones with red stripes. What are they? Do they still exist today? Do they have any access to these rocks? Are these purples? The answer is alcohol and we don't have access to them anymore. But at
least it was reported at someone later on. As you have seen these papers and these stones. Of course, when when the army was destroyed, the remain members of the army were retreating back again to Yemen, it was reported that also even abre himself was injured. And as he was going back, he was losing his limbs one at a time almost until he actually had a terrible death when he arrived there in Santa in Yemen. And that was the end of that army as a result of the loss of the army will be seen and then seen as army on that on that on the field. The Persians who arrivals to the Christian in the region, they came to Yemen, they invaded Yemen and took over and they remain in charge and
control of them and land in the mid line all the way until the Prophet sallallahu Sallam arrived with his
invoice and the leaders of Yemen at the time who were Persians, they embraced Islam. And they became actually the leaders of Islam there in Yemen. Until that time Savannah since then, has become a Muslim man. So that's basically in a nutshell, the story of the elephant. So what are the results of that? There is also is that the Arab themselves, suddenly the Arab of Mecca for the Arabian Peninsula, when they heard about the story, and they heard about the miracle of what happened to the people to the army of
Kenyans, they recognize the special status of Porsche. And Porsche, obviously, they were honored by that. Like now they realize that these people, they start calling them hula harem, like the kurush. They are the people of the harem, which means they are the people who've got that's what it means. They're the people of God, you have to respect them. And the out of the Qureshi, the people of Mecca, they took advantage of that it then they start legislating a lot of rules. And these rules this account themselves are attempts, and they have a special tradition, special status, special rules, and people of the Arabian Peninsula still would receive that and would give them that honor,
they were still given that honor. Anyway. So when a lot of you this sort of panel was the sort of was not repeated again in the Quran, so that the Arab don't think that this special status that was given back to them, still extends with them, the time of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Ali, so what is the surah? In terms of the meaning of the words inshallah to Allah? Allah subhanaw taala says lm Tara,
Tara, in the Arabic language, Ellen, so you have the first, Hamza is a question. That's a question. So when you begin by asking a question, definitely when you start by asking a question, what do we call this? It's an attention grabber.
That's an attention grabber. So this is like, what do you call they call it brilliant commencement. When you start by asking people a question like, what do you think of this? Did you see that thing? Do you remember that thing? So when you ask like this, it's like an attention grabber. So Allah subhanho wa Taala attracted the attention of the people of Mecca, and his speaking, boom, lm Tara, Allah Subhan speaking of the Prophet Muhammad sallahu wa sallam specifically, and by extension, of course, to everybody else, by extension to everybody else. So lm, Tara,
again, so the Hamza is for a question, alarm and the Arabic language is nothing. So it's negation, only have a question. An article of that, that actually it's asking a question with the negation, both together gives a positive feeling gives a positive statement. So lm Tara, it means although it means I
didn't use C, but it actually means you know that you have seen that's what it means. lm Tara, like haven't you?
Lm Tara, k for for Allah.
Keisha Salah how Allah subhanho wa Taala how you Lord dealt with the people of the elephant as haben feel the elephant the people basically that the army of that elephant. Now here, the prophet SAW someone Allah said to him, lm Tara, haven't you seen? mean again? But the truth is, we said earlier that the prophet SAW son was born 50 after that incident, right?
So the prophets of Allah Salam wasn't born when this happened. So how could Allah subhanaw taala? Say, lm Tara, what does it mean? Haven't you seen? What happened to the people of the elephant? What could that mean that?
What do you guys think?
Haven't you heard it just heard?
something more than just Haven't you heard?
In the Arabic language or Roja seeing two kinds, we have a royal hepsia, which is the physical visual sight. And there is what
the mental vision basically which means you could see with your eyes and you could see by with your mind, which means you have the knowledge, you have the knowledge, the authentic, reliable knowledge to the extent as if you what you actually see it. That's what it means. So when the last panel said to the Prophet, haven't you seen how Allah subhana wa Taala dealt with the people of the elephant or the army of that elephant? So Allah has just done the Prophet Mohammed Salah Sam, you know, it's true, because the news about this incident has become mutawatir, which means extremely, extremely popular, extremely popular that it is no way you could deny that it's.
So it's an absolute fact. So what this kind of fact, we call it
What's the meaning of the certainty of what knowledge that's the certainty of knowledge? If you have certainty
Do you have knowledge if you have certainty for anything for something, it becomes so powerful as if you see it with your own eyes.
Like if someone believes what you say as if the seat, right, that's what we call the element.
And that's what a lot of high dimensional Seurat at the castle Allah, Tata, Tata Tata macabre, kala Sofitel Amman, macula satara moon, Kal Allah tala Muna alemannia tiene la luna him, he said Keller name, if you have the knowledge, the certainty of knowledge, letter odonata Him you will see Elijah him. So having the certainty of knowledge provides the person with that certainty, as if you see also how these individual are selling his jewelry the famous Halloween jabril came to the prophet SAW seminar form of human being, and asked him about Islam and a man of the Sun when it came to the sun, the highest degree of Islam faith, what was it? He said to him sun and taboo de la haka Anika,
Tara, for inlanta contura, for no yuroke that you worship Allah. So that's the perfection of Islamic Eman. the perfection of it is that when you worship Allah, you worship Allah as if you see him. As you can see him in this dunya you can't. But when you worship Allah enforceable as if you see him so you have such a surge of Eman certainty of knowledge that you see Allah subhana wa Taala even if you know with your eyes, but would you mind that you are ccli surgeon for lm Shakuntala if you couldn't get to that level of certainty, they have the second degree of certainty which is what that you are certain that Allah subhana wa Taala sees you.
These are the degrees of certainty. So, so here, and I'm Tara. Now this is instead of saying Don't you have the certain knowledge of what happened, Allah subhanaw taala used with the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Haven't you seen? Like it's so certain, like as if you were there, when this happened? That's what it means. So this is statement when Allah says lm Tara, even though the one was mentioned here, the Prophet sallallahu sallam, but to whom Allah azza wa jal is mentioning this, whom he addresses with the knowledge of the incident, that people have flourished, because they were the people who dealt with it. And there were some people still alive when the problem was sent. Some
people were still alive. And they witnessed that when they were younger. Remember, when the person was commissioned to the Prophet he was 40 years old, right? So four years old, must be people were 70 years old, 50 years old, 60 years old. And they all witnessed that. They all witnessed that. And when we mentioned that this sort of was a bit as number 19. So it was in the first probably maybe one or two years. So the first year of the revelation. So as a result, there must be some people who witnessed that and they were still alive. So Allah Subhana Allah is speaking to the people of kurush is lm Taro, even though he's saying Yamaha Haven't you seen his are upset you have the certainty of
knowledge to what happened to the people of the elephant and the army that came with that elephant? Lm tarak a fall out of Booker B us habit feed he called him us have
the statement as have means companions us have which means companion. That's another expression. If you would like to kind of stick something something else like describe some people something to be related to something else you use the word I have. For example, if you if you see a book and you want to know who's the owner of the burrus a huddle kita who is the saw have the companion of that book, but we don't mean companionship of course we mean what ownership and the loss of Hannah what are the people in the Quran the story of the cave, the people of the cave, he named them as habel calf. So they always have a calf means the companions of the cave which means the incident is so
connected together. So the coder must have the same thing here as habel feel, means the honor the the companions of the field, the elephant, those who kill elephant,
Tara cave Allah or buka rabuka
to the Prophet Mohammed Salah Sam your Lord, why wasn't mentioned in the form of rabuka your Lord? It was mentioned from illa huka God, why is that? If you guys were with us during the tifosi of the difference, you will know the difference when the last of how us Rob Booker versus Allah. So when when Allah subhana wa Taala speak to the Prophet Salah Salem and to the people. And he used the word rabuka which means your Lord, he doesn't say your Illa or Allah, your God. What's the difference here?
In which context with the loss of Hana that I use rabuka versus iluka What do you guys think?
What does it mean? How is that
Okay, I remind you again, we said, When Allah subhana wa ilott speaks about his favors that he bestowed upon his creation. When Elijah is reminding the creation of the favors that he bestowed on them, he used the term, Lord rabuka. Because lordship is related to this principle to be the Creator, the provider, the Sustainer, you know, the one who protects the one who do and so on. So, it says the surah here, says the surah is in the context of what the context of showing a lesson showing his favor of payment upon the people of Mecca, the Quran, Allah reminding them, don't you remember when I protected your house you know, protected the house of Allah azza wa jal gonna
protect the city for you from the army of the elephant. So therefore, he said, or a book, but again, because it was speaking of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam it came in a singular singular pronoun, although the those were addressed with this state, whereby the people of the people of Mecca and then a larger says afterwards, lm Elijah al Qaeda home feasibly. So the question I was asking here, lm Tara, haven't you seen how our last panel dealt with the people of the elephant or that people came with the elephant the contents of the elephant? Is that question requires an answer. But it doesn't know it's a rhetorical question. Allah says that you should, shouldn't you be
surprised or shouldn't be actually astonished by how Allah subhanho wa Taala protected that house from the tree from the contents of the elephant you should be actually astonished by the power of Allah xojo reminding the people of kurush about the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Like, don't forget, you still have the knowledge of that you should have seen this probably. So you know how much Allah Subhana Allah, you don't have power over over the people of coercion, the people of Mecca then he said lm Yaga al
Qaeda home feet of Lin.
He said, the question came again.
Again, it's a brilliant start.
commencement. This is an attention grabber he's asked he told them to Don't you remember? Aren't you astonished by how Allah subhanho wa Taala dealt with the contents of the elephant on that day? Don't you should be astonished by that. And then lm Big Al Qaeda and fiddley like, haven't you seen? That's what it means? Haven't you seen how Allah subhanho wa Taala made their case with the lead? What's the meaning of COVID fiddley.
It basically he made a case the home the word case in the Arabic language
means plotting basically, Allah subhana wa tada he made the plotting to be fitted live. But what kind of plotting over here, the word cave in the Arabic language usually it's used when someone wants to harm somebody, in a subtle way.
Is that clear. If someone wants to harm somebody openly, we don't call that cane.
But if someone wants to wants to harm or injure somebody, in a subtle way, it's called k that it was called K. And it was mentioned in Surah, Yusuf Alayhi Salam and Allah subhana wa Taala mentioned the story, the women, and how they were plotting against us the valley slam and so on. He says in human k deikun indicator could not do this from your plotting, you thought it is so so, so great. So that subtle act, intention or planning and plotting to hurt someone in a subtle and secretive way. So lm Big Al Qaeda feeted leads. So here Allah subhanaw taala said that their intentions, their ill intention that they had, from the way from the beginning when they came from em, and before you have
seen it with your own eyes. Allah knew about their plotting
alania about that. And he made all their planning, which they thought to be perfect, because they have brought with them an army, they brought with them elephants, so they thought that no one can stop them. Obviously, Allah says PETA lead, he made it into the lead, the meaning of the lead is what to go completely astray. Like it fell apart completely. That's what it means. Can you imagine you know, when you have a solid plan for whatever that you plan to do, and you have 123 ABCD and you have you basically you think that you've mastered and completely and not just that you've been made, actually plan a plan B and Plan C. So in case of best case scenario, this is what we're gonna do.
Worst case scenario we have, we're going to be doing this so you just thought Al Hamdulillah you have put everything together. It's a solid plan. Nothing's gonna go wrong.
You make your own plans, and Allah has his own plans. So Allah is reminding the people
that whose planning was stronger and who's who's strong, who plans stronger you all are the P the combat elephant, obviously, the entire army and plotting of a state such as the abbey Sr. and then they came all the way
To the Arabian Peninsula and they came all the way to Mecca to destroy the Kaaba, that is a significant
he says you can't have a plan like this, and with their plan to Panama destroyed that plan.
They went astray, everything fell apart, which means don't think that your plan against Mohammed Andrew puritanical against Allah subhana wa does revelation can survive. So don't don't be overconfident. That's what it means warning them again. lm Big Al Qaeda home field lead. And then he showed evidence. He said Well, our Salah Allah,
boy Ron, above him.
We are sal Allahu Allah will By the way, whenever you read the story, obviously, there's a introduction to the story. And there's a plot and that story. And then there's the climax and then there's the end and all this stuff. And so, he was in the climax of the story, the top that everything they thought the cave and their planning was on top of everything they thought they were on top of everything they control of everything. Then Allah subhana wa Taala change of events happen. Change of events happen so Allah says, All their sophisticated plan, Allah had
an alarm planets panna cotta, Allah, you know is so subtle, that the least the least, the only kind of command from Allah subhanho wa Taala can destroy the greatest plan of any human being or army ordination or whatever who actually forces you know laws against the last panel done. So here the prophets Allah says, Allah says will outsell ever will plus and upon them
look at this now, some very ironic because the ayah before Allah spoke about how sophisticated Their plan was carried the Humphrey de la made the plotting and they're planning all to go straight but how was it by great effort? There are lots of hands sentiment matching army? Nope. There are lots of houses and angels to destroy them. No, there are lots of data shake the ground and they made the ground to swallow them. No. So you could expect a plot like this requires what a huge plot a huge also the same plan like the same thing. But Allah says no, no. For the last panel, the power of Allah azza wa jal to use all of that he used something so insignificant in the minds of many people,
like Allah says, look, lessons birds.
And what are the other ironic the other irony over here is that when we say birds, what comes to your manager man?
sparrows, you know, chirping birds, nice, beautiful voices and sounds and melodies and so on. But Allah subhanaw says that even though subtle creatures, you know, with subtle creatures like birds, Allah subhana wa Taala destroyed the plot and the planning of the army.
So the power of Allah azza wa jal, and it comes in many, many different ways, as the last part that what am I allowed to do Arabic Allah who no one knows truly the power of the armies of Allah Kanata the wind can be the army vilazodone we've seen that in many incidents and stories. We also seen the, the the earthquakes can be armies of Allah spawn, the clouds, the rain, all of this can be also you know, from Allah subhanho wa Taala, as
Allah says, Don't ever be just birds, through this whole plant alesund birds against them, their birds were special birds. Some of the amount of the sea, they say like in the story of the mortality says birds, we can't even tell what kind of birds they were. Like they were kind of like new creatures. They've never seen these birds before. where they come from Atlanta, I mean, obviously they are up in the river peninsula. They are limited in terms of their you know, traveling and so forth. So, whatever geography they have been to, they have seen the birds of these areas, where they're birds coming from a geographical area they've never been to so this birds for Mahara could
be where these birds some you know, the creation of Allah subhana wa tada that's not even it's not even from this world. Allahu Allah, Allah, we don't know. But Allah says py run by birds. And he says abiel the word above there is no there is no singular for this word ever been. And it means Gemma which means in groups just comes like flying in groups together. And they come like also armies.
So the huge army of people that was planning with the elephant coming with the elephant Allah sent upon them an army of birds.
But what the munition they were carrying in their hands. Allah spider sister me him be Hey, Jonathan so termin with me throwing and striking them with just throwing throwing over them. Behave Jara rocks, it could be stones when the mufa ceiling they say they were pebbles. What kind of pebbles CGL. The woodsy gene
Arabic language means obtain obtain a job which basically that solid clay, dry clay you like like pottery, right? So when you have clay and you just expose it to the heat, it becomes actually solid. That's the pottery. So this is the kind of the kind of rocks or stones that these birds were carrying. Now if you throw these kind of these kind of stones or rocks, and they're small, tiny little while they're so small, because again, the birds, Allah says tired is birds. So the mother said, not too big actually. So they won't be carrying big stones and rocks. So they will be carrying small little ones, the size of the chickpeas, as we said earlier, so they were counting them in
their beaks. Also their claws, and tolerance. So eventually they were they'll carry them and then they started throwing them upon, you know, the the army of the abyssinians, behind Yattaman CGL. Instantly what happened to them. Last one is not mentioned the details of the event, when they were thrown by these activists struck by these purples, he gave him the end results.
He gave the result, which means it's full left for you to imagine the scene, or the horror that happened when this on this, watching these birds from that direction. They didn't know what's going on. And they didn't expect much of it. They didn't know what was it? What was it exactly, but suddenly, it created a huge chaos. And I want you to think about it, an entire army that was by these purples and these purples were actually hurtful. So when it hits any one of them, it was some of the elements Pepsi, they say it penetrates even the skin through the body. So whatever that material that you know, that made up a lot a lot and we don't know. Surely it destroyed them. Some
they say it was like more of a biological
warfare. So they were struggling with diseases that they suddenly emitted a sudden kind of getting infected and die instantly and on the way back to Yemen, they also will be dying. So the whole trail from that area in Mecca all the way to Yemen, you could see visit the trail of that arm as they were trying to go back again retreat left homeland, but they will destroy it before they're arriving home. Alas, Panda says flagella home, Caspian cool us.
Alaska is the dry, dry,
or dry, hey, you know when you go here, right? Basically, it's the end of harvest season. If you ever go to any pasture these days, you will see the hay all over the place, when they cut the grass and they got everything and they remove and they clear the field, whatever is left on the field, this is this is what we call us. This is us whatever is left on the field is is nothing. But wherever that is left that tells you about whatever happened. me they were grass, they were some vegetation, some probably maybe plants. But then now everything became dry, it was became yellow. And it's crushed. Because because of the machines because of the animals because the people walking
in on top of that stuff and so on. It's completely crushed loss process for gyla home cash. So they basically were crushed completely. That's what it means their bodies were crushed. And that means skin falling apart and so on cost when cool as it was beaten and eaten up, you know when sometimes also the same thing. If you've ever visited any of the farms, and they bring that that dry hay and they throw it to the horses, to the cows to the sheep and so on. And as the sheep and the animals keep you know, moving up and down as they eat from that hay, whatever they leave behind is a big mess. This is exactly the scripture has given to this army. Which means such a sophisticated, well
organized army ends up being what in complete chaos.
So Allah azza wa jal is planting this image in the mind and the hearts of the Quran and the people of Mecca. Like you're not stronger than the army that came from Yemen to destroy the cover. You will not more sophisticated than them. They had the power. They have the numbers. They have the plan. They have everything you can imagine to succeed in overpowering the people of Mecca, but Allah was there for you.
So let's remind him Allah was there for you to protect the house, his house panna cotta. Now, Allah azza wa jal is on the side of his messenger, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam with this revelation, against whom this time against you.
He's still in the people of Mecca. So if you know that allows our gel aidid you against such a sophisticated army like the army of Abra al habashi. What would you expect Allah Subhana Allah to do if he decided he gave the orders to destroy you in order to aid and support his messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and by the way, an incident like this almost took place in the history of
The Arabs and Americans who can tell me when, when this almost happened.
It almost happened that allows Virgil as His Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam against the people of Mecca. And the area over there in the region, who can tell
the stereotypes remember when the Prophet salla salam, he was rejected by homeless people in Mecca. And then he tried but they never responded to him. So Allah Allah will sell them so the prophets Allah said he had to go to a path after the, the siege was after actually that his uncle died and his wife or the loved one and she passed away as well. So went to apply asked for the support, but they tortured him, they rejected Him, they ridiculed him Savalas, and they humiliated him in a way he has never experienced before. A lot of them and then on the way back, as he was bleeding, he was exhausted, he was thought he was waiting. jabril comes to him with the word that the angel of the
mountains and instead of the prophets of Allah, Allah, Allah azza wa jal has sent with me, the angel of the mountains under your command, and he came to the Prophet salla Selim, he says, Yeah, Mohammed, give me your order.
If you want, I can just instantly I cannot smack these two monitors over them and they will be done.
Just like a good destroy them instantly. If you want, I can do that. But the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he says la de la la la anugrah Jimena slobby Manasa, buena LA, I have hope that allies will bring from their offspring, those who will worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and a lot responded to the quote of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam a lot of these people, actually their children became Sahaba afterwards, even a Buddha had even a Buddha had his son economic nebrija at some point he became a Sahabi as well. I'm running us his father was one of those also tyrants there in Mecca. And I'm Ross became of the Sahaba Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam holiday lowly same thing too and so on. So
eventually Allah I answered the call of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. So once again, this surah is reminding the people of Mecca remind the people of mica as the power that you think that you possess and you have that you're in control allows Odell has dealt with the situation you have witnessed yourself
and if not, at least you have the certain knowledge of it, because it became so popular as if you see it you heard from many many of the others so it becomes like as an actor
certain knowledge he says all of this you know, all of this you know right now, and Allah subhanho wa Taala destroyed them how with all their plan is destroyed them in a subtle way. soprano Madonna, so this is a warning for the auto that if you don't believe and if you don't follow the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, you might actually end up in the same situation or even worse, may Allah subhana wa Taala know
and protect us all from an end like that you're a banana man. So this is Surah Surah Al feel, and that is essentially the Canada the summary of the story in itself. Like you said guys in the beginning. So one of the unique things about the sutra here is that it's the summary of the entire sutra, the summary of the entire surah was done in just five ayat as you can see here. Five is power, the whole story was given in five ayat, and it's just very sophisticated with a very such an eloquent way but there are so many meanings mentioned and the sort of Allah tala Any questions?
No, that's way before however, that sort of was revealed according to a part of Nashua Hamilton is the fear. So that is actually number 19 in terms of the order of revelation. So it was it was the mecca at the beginning. Probably Allah now, but maybe that could be if you say, if this is the this this is what you asked about. So have they ever attempted to hurt the Prophet salla sentiment as well as was warning them? Probably not. But Allah subhanho wa Taala is reminding them that don't even try to do it even try? Yes. Another question from a
niche initiative course Yeah, but by extension everybody else.
Okay, so basically this surah seems to be addressed to the people of Mecca at the time. So what do we what's what's our take out from the surah? for ourselves right now what do we learn from the surah? will end that Allah Subhana Allah is that no one no one can honestly escape the plan of Allah zpanel time. regardless how much you think that you're in command of your plants. If Allah azza wa jal wants if you try with your plants to stand against the loss of the organ commands, Allah has a subtle ways of making
You're planning to go to go astray, will fall apart in a very subtle way. That's the last panel that was basically power while on
any last question.
Did Allah because Allah says in the Quran
it doesn't exist today, obviously. But if Allah says that in the forum that did happen, there's no doubt about Besides, if that story didn't happen, and it was revealed in the Quran, the Arabs will take this immediately against Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam remember this story? This incident happened before the Prophet was even born. So he's gonna bring the story to the people of Mecca says, haven't you heard of it? Have it, you know, believed that what happened there? And if they did not witness that, what would they say about the surah? That's a lie. It never happened. Right? But no one dared to say anything about it. Which means indeed, they believe that it did happen, because
we were there. While ohana.
currents are just a reminder vanilla next week. Next week, inshallah is going to be actually part of a celebration of their eight so we are not going to have a class. We will start in shallow the week after that vanilla has been glom on to be heard. And that's fine except for me as Rama Rama Rama de la vaca.