Channel: Yaser Birjas
Tafseer of Surat Al-Asr done by Sheikh Yaser Birjas.
Venue: Valley Ranch Islamic Center
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So welcome back to the citizen. We have about 12 sources left for us to finish the shallow data starting with sort of Alaska.
Remember with us, we've been going from the beginning of the month, all the way until we get to this point. And we've learned a lot of things with regard to the meaning of words. The specific expressions are mentioned the Quran, and as we shall move on, when Allah hit Baraka with Allah, you're gonna see more much more inshallah, of these principles of the surah rasa is a very, very special surah and has a very profound meaning for the Muslim woman for Muslims individually. I know it's one of the shorter sort of the Quran, as you guys know, sort of counter sort of kololo had sort of a Nasir all these are from the short surah of the Quran. But this one in particular, this one
particular has extremely important message for the Muslim Ummah, very important messenger Muslim for the Muslim ummah. That's why Imam Shafi Rahmatullah Li Li, he said Loma Angela loudwater Kota Allah or an alumnus, Illa de Soraka photon, that if Allah subhana wa Taala hadn't said anything from the Quran except for the surah it will be sufficient for the people, which means in terms of guiding the people taking care of their spirituality, understanding of faith and life and so on this surah would be extremely sufficient and very just enough for the people. But why what is so important about the surah? It is sort of became so important for the Sahaba a lot that I know to the extent that
according to Bharani Rahim Allah Allah, Allah will have a heavy duty. He said that when the Sahaba they allowed us to meet each other and demonstrate his hobby and laughter fun. laughter You can't have Babu malaba sort of cool, awesome. So the Sahaba ran home whenever they meet before they depart and they want
to leave before they depart from that session, they will recite surah fossa before this is Monica, why is that? Why would they decide to to answer for one another because it's like a reminder for them, reminding them of what we're going to be talking about and shallow diabolical thought over here. So total answer, it was revealed, according to the majority of Assyrian during the Mexican era, so it's a certain makiya, some of the for some of them have a city and they say it's actually madonia but the vast majority of them have a city, they say it is Surah tun McKeon, and it was revealed number as it was put as number 13 in the order of revelation right after insha Allah Masha
Allah sodre and before surah Allah idea before Surah An idea, but if we look at sort of the Rasul Allah has a very special and a very unique message Who can tell me now try to tell let's just talk about the meaning of the surah in general, what could be the essence and the message of sort of awesome mahiya reseller alerting me to sudo hirsuta laaser leanness, who can tell me what could it be?
If you look at the Rasul Sahaba they always before they leave, they decide that for another so they reminding each other with something very important.
Chef mo allowed Allah himself he said, Listen, this neuron itself is more than enough for you. If you just reflect on this sutra, day and night, it is enough for you to keep yourself humble on the path of guidance. What is it? There is about the surah What is so special about the soul? Yes.
So it's not just about belief it's about application right? So on helping one another with that that's good but if you summarize this what would it be for the believers for the people for the oma
it's about the time that you spend the remainder Listen, you have limited time, so very wisely. Okay, that's another message. Yes.
So this is basically it has the qualities that give you success in this life for the market of course, like Okay, that's good borrows
reflection on time, you know, some of them are sitting contemporary of a city and they say, this sort of you would like to summarize this surah for the oma, then you will talk about a mission statement.
This is a mission statement. You know, whenever you start organization, when you start a community, what do you need to do? You have a mission statement, and you have a vision for the right. And you had that autobahn mithila moolah, Haas, lyris, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Islam. This is a summary for the message of Islam altogether. This surah according to some University in contemporary facility, they say it actually writes down and it gives you a roadmap to success, like you said, roadmap to success.
This surah again, it's like a mission statement, you become a Muslim and hamdulillah you understand that you have, you have a duty that you need to fulfill. Okay, but if I'm going to be reading from Bukhara, all the way to solidness, what is it, how can I summarize my message that I would like to deliver to the world and I need to live by this sort of has a summary for you. So let's recite the Quran shallow to Allah and start working on the meaning of the surah and how it is considered like a mission statement for the oma the mission statement for the household a mission statement for your own life. And it's like a roadmap hooked up. in sunny he headed dunya Allah subhana wa tada James
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is Saba sobre? If you look at the number of words and sort of the answer, they're not so many, right? But the meaning are so profound, and let's go over this inshallah together. First of all, first of all, the word was awesome.
By the way, what is the name of the surah? Do you guys know the name of the surah? Allah right. So total awesome. Some of our students and even say, Rahim Allah, Allah said Buhari, he put the surah the name of the Surah Surah Al Asad, which means he actually made sure that the world that is at the beginning of the surah is included in the name and the title of the song. So he didn't say it's sort of an arsenal so that was awesome to make sure that it's actually is included there as in the name and the title of the surah. So Allah subhana wa tada The first thing he says subhana wa Tada. Well, awesome. Okay, what's the meaning of alacer?
The multiple meanings and multiple definitions for a loss but obviously, let's think about it. Now, when it comes to answer the first thing come to your mind when I say alacer What comes to mind the first thing
is it time was it Sala whatever comes to your mind?
Most of us would think of salata Lhasa, most other would think of that time of us another two minutes. But there are also other meanings for the word also.
None who are custom like demonic elemental awesome. So alacer itself also means era and generation Yahuwah Jean camel. So there is a generation also we say that generation the era of the prophets of Allah said on the era of so and so. So each one of them has actually its own definition as well. Just like Allah subhanho wa Taala just like Allah azza wa jal, he spoke about a Buddha while Virgil was shamcey model haha and so on. He also allowed to start with one awesome this is now that expression we learned that many many times before, while also is a concern. What is your MA in terms of the expression the linguistic expression? What does it
cost them? Right? So it's cost them it's an oath. Allah subhana wa Taala now is wearing my alasa.
And what is the significance of an oath in the Quran? When you swear by something, what is it exactly that you're trying to say?
When there is a custom in the Quran, what is it exactly the custom is reflecting and expressing.
Now it's still kid Tokido, hubbub, I'll cast them your feet, okay, we'll have a winner there is an actual customer out there. It's basically the confirmation of a certain information given to you afterwards, a certain a certain knowledge that you'll be receiving afterwards as the confirmation of a certain event that will happen afterwards. So here are lots of promises. I swear to you by awesome.
I swear to you by us, okay, if you're going to be sitting by anything, if you're going to be swearing by anything, what should that be?
As your ma Allah subhanho wa Taala but why Allah
you have to swear by what by something was big enough big and significant, right? If you're going to be swayed by something insignificant who's gonna believe you anyway? Like if you're going to be swayed by something completely insignificant to others, they will say whatever. If that's what if that is the thing you use to to do your customer then I don't accept that. There is always our custom the oath itself.
There is a look some will be missed the item or the article by which you which you use for custom will, in this case, Alaska, and there's a look Somali the thing that you're actually swearing for what is executive trying to confirm or highlight and that's going to come later afterwards and shall have done but he realized he says well, awesome, I swear to you while also booksy Mobile awesome. So if Allah subhana wa tada the Almighty, Allah azza wa jal is the one who's willing to aspire.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala, who are kind of similar to an old pilot was the man who Kala colocado had
Allah is the Creator of all these things if he swears by acid, it has to have significant it has some significance and what is the significance of Allah? So, these are the different meanings of the word lasota number one
they say first of all alacer means a Salah
plus have handled the swearing by us means a lot to us, I swear to you by salaat Alaska.
Okay What is so special about Florida law so many of the alumni have to see they see Coca Cola hit the barcode Allah have to do Allah Salatu was Salam ala Mustafa formula carnitine, a solid rooster what Allah subhanaw taala says maintain preserved means maintain the prayers and particularly the middle Salah. So which one is the middle Salah that Allah subhana wa Taala commands you to specifically pay attention to and maintain very well
and the majority of them have a ceiling they say it's a lot nicer some they say fragile but actually the majority they say it is a lot to Lhasa
salata Lhasa so that there is a very significant for the salon itself where do we get that significance as well from the profit civilized salon number sutala has a lot to do with ceremony. He says man first it was a lot of awesome whoever misses a lot Lhasa which means if someone neglects praying A lot of us have had to forget and Butera Allahu Allah
neglects a lot and also until the time expires as if he had completely cut off he lost his family and he lost his wife like losing salata also losing the time for other answer just like losing the entire family the entire you know position of this world so basically salada Lhasa on time is better than whatever that you have in this world. That's what it means. So when the last passes I swore to myself Lhasa needed to maintain salt loss regularly never ever neglect saw the loss okay. So why is the loss of why why there is an emphasis on not neglecting the loss Why is that?
It's a very busy time.
Because most people are to answer time you know, imagine remember yourself at five o'clock, five, six o'clock at night at six o'clock. Remember yourself around 536 o'clock Where were you at 536 o'clock
whether on the highway, driving back from work, you know going home, or you're virtually finishing work at home, and now you want to just you're starving and hungry you want to eat you can even you can even see your way to the to the kitchen probably. So there's always the mind is busy, the heart is busy, so you're always distracted and now becomes easy to delay salata so easy, and we keep delaying and delaying and maybe after food, you get tired and exhausted. You say I'll take five minutes nap and shallow data, and then I wake up to Prosser afterwards then Subhanallah you wake up early before matter or even after a matter had already started. It's because of that last panel
gives an emphasis on Salatin also so that's the first meaning for Alaska. The second minute for satellite philosophy, Allah subhanaw taala says well acid in the cell if you host an LG,
LG which means error, the error generation in the Arabic language when we talk about certain errors, we use the word alasa. For example, a certain jelly nominal sort of jelly, jelly and the era of jelly, the time of jelly. When you say also Nobu, the era of prophethood the time of the Prophet Mohammed Salah Sam so also it means the generation so the last panel was gonna sing while also I swear to you by alacer. Which acid is the last panel without a swearing by? And which also is the last panel is highlighting the sewer? which one would it be? What generation would that be?
Gemma regeneration is a new generation. Adam alayhis salam O Allah Salam.
It's obviously the generation of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam you had a Jelena boo, boo boo. So as if Allah subhanho wa Taala saying I swear to you, by the best generation ever, and the Prophet service, I mentioned that as well. And one of the highlights when he says a salon hiren as corny, similar Dena Luna home, similar Dena Luna. So when the Prophet says the best generation and the best people are my people, and the people that will come after, and the generation that will come after. So basically, the prophets Allah mentioned that this will be the best generation and that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala is also emphasizing on that, and give confirmation to this by
saying I swear to you while also the generation of Mohammed and the people of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
The third thing about also that Allah subhana wa tada is speaking about here
Time, which time is that? The time, two kinds of time, so we'll
We're gonna talk about time as an author, which is when we say also, we always reflect on that particular term that is the time from the hood all the way until right before.
All of this we call ourselves time. After time begins, also time usually begins, when the shadow of everything, when the shadow of everything is equivalent to the height of that object, in addition to the lizard, which means that excess shadow that you have a time of the world when the sun is the middle of the sky. So all of this is beginning of
an answer that the actual time of acid ends when the to when when the when the shadow becomes double that double the height of that object that becomes double that. And after that is called a scene in the Arabic language they called a scene. So eventually, the beginning of time, this is what a lot of houses will ask you, I swear to you by laaser. And what is so unique and what is so special about that, why is it actually so significant? Allah Subhana lykki, when he thought about of Doha is what about a ledger? He thought about a lay terms and so on all of these to highlight to highlight a specific
actions about Robo BIA. And what is that Allah Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, when he highlights these,
these economic signs of his creations upon what Allah He is reflecting, he's a larger his emphasizing on his rubia for us, meaning his his his lordship, that he is the creators of Hannah Montana, looking at the time of merger of Doha, Qatar, and so on, the change in time, the change in shadow, the change in weather, the changing climate change in temperature, all of these things happen in such a magnificent harmonic way. We look at usages, like how to adapt this magnificent creation for lots of Panama. So it allows us shelter and us I swear to you by Alaska, and by the way, and also has a very unique Panama very, very unique Yanni
I would say significance in the Arab culture and tradition, if you always if you look into the other Poetry and Literature, there is so many there are so many lines of poetry and proverbs and romantic statements and so on. That is speaking about that time of also more than time of pleasure.
Why is that? Because time is the end of the day.
and answer time is when the sun, the heat of the sun is broken completely. And then the shadows, the shadow and the shade basically start kind of expanding again, but with the light and the gender and the color of the Sun changes in and casting Beautiful, beautiful reflections on the sand dunes, the mountains, the earth and the ground and so on. I don't know how many of you really reflect on that. But if you really really want to enjoy that time of acid and the sun and the sun and the lights and so on, I suggest you to go out you know outdoors. Go to the park, just go to the park you know the park we went there for breakfast, just like this past weekend. Just go there after Asa and you will
be amazed as how beautiful the lights will become you know about an hour or a little bit more before before sunset is just like unbelievable light. When I used to live on a pestle. It was one of my favorite times really. As I'm heading after us or close to measure of time we've been actually between Aslan and mother. When I go to the masjid our method is Pella was built almost like closer to a mountain down the mountain basically. So when the sun starts going down, all the shadows and all the shades are reflecting on the mountain giving an amazing magnificent sight. And every time will lie as I was right there. When I look at the mountain it goes to Panama. It forces you to just
remember a light soldier because when you see these beautiful shadows and shades, how they reflect and every single second is active every single second. That shade changes why because it's still expanding. And just become so magnificent. So beautiful. So Allah subhanaw taala is telling us will also reflect on this just a moment. Sit down and look at the shade shade. Look how the sun moves down towards the west. And how all these shades are expanding. So if you want to give yourself a moment of reflection, just to go over that so quickly, just use your phone and just take basically a time lapse video.
Just do that for the last maybe half an hour or so. Before the sunset and watch it yourself. Watch afterwards. See how the shell how the shades and the shadows changes and the colors change it just in a magnificent side. So when Allah subhanaw taala says will also I swear to you bilasa allows you to speak about one of the greatest what signs of his creation. Look at it reflect and see the beauty of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala through that the last thing that Allah mother said regard to the meaning of us are number four
This is an answer, not just a walk, it's actually as a man.
And the meaning of as a man is worth time all together, not just that specific time between the measure of note that becomes time altogether. This is now the time, which means the envelope of everything that happens in this creation happens in a specific moment of time. So lots of how to speak and last words by the, you know, because us human beings as human beings, you know, we're born with what everybody here is born with an expiration date.
All of you are born with that stamp, there is an expiration date on you. And we are heading towards our expiration date.
So that all your life is about, what about time?
How can you manage? How can you benefit? How can you use it in the best way possible, not just your life, the entire creation that Allah Subhana has made has also expiration date, we call it what? The Day of Judgment.
So less worrying By this time, because everything around you is actually connected to this moment, the moment of time. And the last pencil will last, I swear to you by the time which means everything that you do, has to do with it. Okay, so when the last words about time, and all our life is relevant to time? What is significant? What is it? This is important for us? The answer comes in the following right away. In sanella, fi hosts memory set of custom has three elements. There is the author itself, while also I'll make some OBE, and also over here, which is the time
and then I'll make some almak. Somali, then what Allah subhana wa Taala is given this oath, oath for and here we see the answer is in Santa Fe, I swear to you, Allah says by time I swear to you, verily man is in loss. Or if you want to add the next word in the translation, you would say, in constant loss in an insert. Let's see that. So the first thing we see, there are lots of passes in Al insana. What is enough? You guys remember the Enter We talked about many, many sources before? So what is now what does in mean
is rarely indeed, so what is it exactly? So kid
it's some it's an emphasis you emphasize on something, you confirm something in and then we have l in son
in the sun, what is it in Sun, so, we have two things here we have l
we have L and we have the word in Sun
l what is whenever we say l in the Arabic language that makes the next word what definitely, you define the word without becomes indefinite. So if you say insan which means human being man, we say human being who could that be? That's an all inclusive right anybody, but also I know when you say in Mel insana that indeed the inside it could be one individual like a particular person that is speaking about or it could be actually every single human being. So this will become full elastic rock.
Jensen insan means basically every single human being has been addressed in you are definitely in this ayah you are definitely in this. You are in you for sure include this ayah each and every one of us will be for sure. Included in this word.
Everybody will be included in Al insana. What is it? What's wrong with him? Allah subhanaw taala says in that in Santa Luffy
Suck about the word Luffy whoa sir. fee in the Arabic I wouldn't say fee means basically like it's an indication to what we call a bar fee. Like something that you something tangible you put you put something in there, whether it's a house filled bait, when you say fill bait, I wanna fill bait in side the house right? When you say Phil mechta inside the office, Phil sejarah inside the car, so basically, like it's kind of wrapped and surrounded by that item. So in the in Santa lefty hustle was hustle.
The word hoser has 00 which means lost, lose, lost right closer in an incentive equals in history.
In the Arabic language is actually a lot of
Orpheus in hoonah meaning it just like saying it's who sort of said means loss, although wherever, whenever you describe a human being or someone, how do you describe this person would come to losing in the Arabic language we don't describe a person by saying
hosel that incentives closer. Now, what do we say if you want to say in this incentive is hard sir, and the Arabic language you say, this human being is ha, sir, if someone is grateful in the Arabic language, what do we say this person is? Shah? Right. If someone has handed him his gratitude, how do we say this person is Hamad? So if someone is has Naja which means success, what do we call this? nyjah or follow orfila? This person will describe a person you describe it by using this small fan submit to describe that person. However, Allah subhana wa tada did not use in the in Santa la ha, sir. He didn't say indeed the human being is losing. He didn't say that. It's supposed to be inside
the house it but Allah subhanho wa Taala entered in Santa Luffy. Who's?
And what does that exactly mean? Like we said, it's a statement that you wouldn't when I said no, when you say Phil hustle. What does that mean? This sense of hustle, this sense of loss is all it's a state of cursor all around, which means constant. That's why I use the word constant state of loss. That incident is in constant state of loss
from the beginning. And halloweeny look at it. And you elaborate on the meaning of course, how we are really in constant state, of course, you'd be surprised, really? I mean, look at yourself from the moment you were born.
Are you basically now is your age increasing or decreasing as a man?
Which means are you going farther from your from your expiration date? Or are you going closer to it closer even though people do celebrate their birthdays, but every time you celebrate your birthday, you actually serve wedding What?
Another year gone.
People they sort of read that demonstrate they're maturing one extra year, right. But in reality, actually another year gone. And that's why the moment has an basally Rahim Allah tala Khan,
you have an Adam in them. And Kalamata have a young
son of Adam, you're just a matter of time is your amount of days. You just a matter of days, every day that passes part of you goes with it. And that's exactly the meaning of this. That indeed, in San Jose, same thing. In the morning, when the day starts, when the day starts, that is start does this, does it start to increase or decrease?
It actually, even though we see it as it's increasing, but in reality is that increasing, which means the moment that they start, now you're going towards the end of it,
the moment that I start, you're going towards the end of it. So everything that we're in right now is indeed instead of loss.
You eat, the moment you eat that instead of loss as well, even though nutrition is there, but still so human beings, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, in an insane life, because indeed, insane is in constant state of loss. That's why it wasn't it wasn't mentioned as hard. No, crucial. Just like when we speak about Allah subhanho wa Taala. If Allah, Allah, if you would like to thank Allah Subhana Allah, what do you say? Al hamdu Lillah
you don't say you do not say, Anna Mandala like I sank Allah.
But you say all things. All gratitude belongs to Allah. Because nothing I thank Allah, your action of gratitude might have deficiency. But when you thank Allah subhana wa tada by attributing thanks and gratitude to him, then you give him perfection of gratitude.
Just like Khadija de la de la palma. She was an intelligent woman, an amazing woman. So when when jabril came to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and sort of like conveyed this alarm from Allah to Khadija Rasulullah Salah Sam said to her, yeah, howdy Jetta in Florida in Nigeria.
Salaam jabril, brought to Salam from Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah azza wa jal Jalla Jalla Lu you
Yo creo que es Salaam, Allah sending Salam upon you like saying Peace be with you.
Usually if someone tells you philon says Salaam to you What do you say?
And Surah alehissalaam like if someone says to you, peace be with you, what do you say? and peace be with you too, right? So the same thing if someone if jabril brings Salam from Allah subhana wa Khadija
says Peace be with you. Then the response is to say what? And may peace be with him too? Right? That's the natural response. But hurry God, Allah Juana. She knew that you can say that about Allah subhana wa Tada. How come? God Allahu wa sallam, woman whose Salah she says Allah Himself is Salaam, Allah is peace himself. And peace comes from him. Like I can't say I made peace with him. Because he is peace. Peace comes from subhana wa Taala.
Here, Allah Subhana. Allah didn't say inside the house, he said in San Jose, constant state of loss. So if this is the case, if this is the case, that we now know that we're all actually in constant state of loss, most likely, obviously, everybody's kind of like, reflect on this moment. And we get scared. We feeling depressed, almost like oh, my God, we are in a constant state of loss and everything, somehow. So how are we going to survive this? First of all, I want you to know that would come to hoser AlHassan, which means this loss comes in different grades and degrees,
come in different grades, and degrees. So the loss involves the loss in life, the loss and health, the loss, and many things come to different degrees in different forms. But we are indeed in constant state of loss. So how can we recover from this feeling of moment of despair? Like if we're going to be in constant state of loss? That means what's the point? What's the benefit of Allah? subhanho? wa Taala answers this question, with the last, the last I has what the remedy called Tesla to the meaning, given the good news for the believers. And what is this, this little movement in, at this moment over here is basically given the oma manhyia. Like this is how you benefit from you.
Basically, you benefit from your life. You know, in psychology and human psychology, one of the main issues of human, one of the main principles of human psychology is really trying to answer the question. If you know when you're born, they say everybody is born with the sentence of death. Basically, if you know that you're born and you die,
what's the point of life?
This is what philosophy and what's actually human psychology is trying to answer. If you are born, knowing that at some point, you're going to die. So what's the point of this life? So for those who don't believe, for those who don't believe in Allah, Subhan Allah and the final day, they have to they take one of two routes, most likely, whether they indulge in the pleasure of this dunya because that's what it's all about, before they die, or they don't see an immediate for them for life, therefore, they kill themselves.
They're gonna kill themselves. But for the believer, there has to be some purpose for this life. And that's what the I answered this question the meaning of this life? How should you lead your life that you know, it's temporary? And you know, it's going to come to an exploration moment? How should you lead your life? So this actually is the answer to this question. This is what we call the roadmap for the believer, Allah subhana wa tada gave us four steps, four steps in this ayah Allah Allah azza wa jal llmd nam except illa lilina I will accept for those who believed, while I'm going to study hard, and they did righteous deeds, what also will help them is that they enjoy each other,
you know, to do good, what was the sub and they also they assisted each other, you know, to be patient. And if you look at these, these actually four steps, they actually come in a certain sequence, which is the logical, natural sequence, what are they? The first thing the last part of it says number one illa levina
so in order for you to escape that feeling of constant loss, in order for us to escape that feeling that life, you know, it's useless, I'm dying anyway. So what's the point? Then you're going to have to get to this moment first.
The realization that this life, I'd be just like this without any purpose. You have to have faith and believe that there's a purpose for this life and you're responsible to find that purpose. Where do we find that? philosophers they tried that, you know, people have kind of like mystical beliefs and practice they tried that and so on. So, but attempt a lot of blinding as a Muslim people you know, or believe in a message that comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala. You'll be given a shortcut
Instead of you going all over the think about yourself, Allah has given me a book and that book you'll find guidance, you will find message you will find how she found the Masters to do his healing for that which is in the heart and and, and the chest. So this is this is it a man, a levena Amano. So the first thing is an email. And we talked about email in many, many different actually, sessions before. So we talked about email but just to summarize the point of email right now, email starts in the heart. So the amount of we'll call an email fill call. It's not just what you say. It's basically how does it exist in your heart so Allah subhana wa tada Allah azza wa jal call
facility progeroid call it la Amana column tumino well I can call Islam na wala met Holy manaphy Hulu and Allah the best ones they said, We believe Allah says no, you don't believe yet. You only became Muslims. So when you say a shadow Allah Allah Allah Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah that makes you a Muslim. Now what makes you a movement that's a different level. So Eman begins from there that you have it in your heart. And then a man has to be now emphasizing all aspects of your life. Which brings us to number two, a Lydian Amato. Number two, when I'm in a solid amount of solid,
if you believe in something, how do I know that you believe in that thing?
How do you believe how do you know that someone believes in something as a man
they're very passionate about right? When someone believes in something, and they find it dear to themselves, and they have really their heart is tied on it. So that means you will find them very passionate about it. But how do you see that passion? You see that passion and their practice letting me know what I'm going to study.
So therefore, Faith has to be put into action. And I'ma be muqtada delicately man, that you have to practice based on what you believe. Otherwise, if you don't practice what you believe, not that basically that the meaning of this faith is diminishing right now. The value of it is diminishing slowly and gradually, probably even would disappear. So we have to show that and that's the meaning of harriton obesity, La Silla when a man came to him, and he said Colorado law in natural Islam in particular, Casa de la. For Dylan, Allah, she just told me something I can do to maintain forgotten abyssal Assalam. Cole, I meant to Billa. So most of them, you say, I believe, and then prove it.
koloman to Billa. So most of them say I believe and then remain steadfast on that path, which means say I believe and improve it. Unfortunate living in a time like ours. And there are several distractions, temptations, you know, around us panela it's easy for people to get distracted. So we all resort to certain level of faith, very, very minimum threshold of faith, which is just, you know, Hamdulillah, I believe. What about showing it a lot.
So that's why I see a lot of Muslims, this is popular among the Muslim and even when you ask them, Do you pray the sinner? So why don't you pray? Listen, handler might imagine in my heart handler, Brandon. Okay, but what is the manifestation of that? So that's the meaning of what?
You have to prove it. And by the way, for those who would like to enjoy this life, with less headache, and less actually any worries, then indeed, you need to be genuine. That's the meaning of it. You need to be genuine psychology, the user was the was the word authentic. You have to be authentic. What's the meaning of being authentic? being authentic? Means you believe in something, you'll follow it. And if you don't follow on it on practice what you believe in? What would that make you?
You feel hypocritical? And when you feel hypocritical, how do you feel? You feel weak? You don't feel strong enough. You feel guilty? You feel tired? At some point, what do you do? You start kind of doubting what you believe in in the first place. And you start going back with your words and this and that. And eventually you might even lose faith altogether. So the very important for people to reflect on this as a Muslim, for you to become strong in your Eman for you to become stronger than you believe. For you to become strong of your identity as Muslim, what do you need to do? to be authentic, to be genuine? How would you do that? Say I meant to be lots of mustard, which means say
I believe and then prove it. And that's where alladhina amanu Muhammad Ali had you doing good deeds. It's actually the manifestation of your authentic authenticity of your faith.
Without the good deeds in accordance to this faith. You are now
causing confusion to yourself before anybody else. before anybody else you know when some sometimes when you do something or say something that other people will be surprised and they will disapprove it or they say to you, they will say Subhanallah you
what the meaning of saying is you for the meaning of that, like they say, there is kind of like conflict between what I know about you and what you're doing. There's a conflict between what you believe and what you're doing. This is where people actually start getting really really tired and spiritually drained out. A lot of believers a lot of good brothers and sisters, they have their own you know, alarm standard these all these characters in their in their closets.
They have the dirty laundry, they have that those those no dark sides of their personality. So he or she is very good much in terms of faith and practice. In terms of actually Eman and love Allah subhana wa Tada. Absolutely, there is no doubt about it. But when it comes to practice, they're very weak. They're way behind.
And as a result of that, they feeling very weak because they feel hypocritical right now. Remember the sort of handler the ultra when one day he he met overcast all day long on the way and overcast today tells me a handler gave us good morning Dr. handler how's your day? handled? I said, Carla nasaka handler says I'm hypocrite today. I
was shocked. Is it like what is it What's wrong with you? Because the koonunga Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. So you had this an agenda to or not or hudsonalpha, Canada Canada agenda to undermine so we will deal with the Prophet salaallah salaam and we hear him say what the law said I wanted to the extent that we live we become in such a state of spirituality, as if we truly see Jen and Johanna.
But when you go home, why first and Allah will as well as we interact with intermingle with our families and children, spouses and so on. We forget a lot. Like we forget so much. Our workers did this and that a worker said this he goes and tells handler, if this is what you call hypocrisy, then I'm like you, we are hypocrites. So they go the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam give them hope. He said, Listen, well, like the one that came takuna tribute to come come at akuna and the loss of a Hakuna Matata that if you would be at home the way you are always constantly like you will be with me. This will shake hands with you.
Which means they don't they don't need to hide themselves from you because you become angels. What I can say that and wasa but this is the state of match. Sometimes, you know, strong, sometimes weak. And that's what it comes here. A Latina woman Oh, sorry. So what you need to do is to try to create a sense of authentic moment for yourself a sense of authenticity and genuine faith. How is that? What you believe you put into action practice? Do you guys agree on this? Do you guys agree on that? This won't become a strong believer. This one you become the strongest believer. However, we have a dilemma over here. What is that? What we were called in the surah? What we will call the surah in
And what's the meaning of an sun?
Where is it coming from? That comes from Darla they say the word in Sun comes from an ECM and what is this young forgetfulness
so in sand was called insaan because it's prone to forget a lot. And we say that'll be 41 massumi al insana, LL in SC e. one we'll call Lima takala. Elisa was called inside because of scons, constant state of forgetfulness. And the culprit was called called because the word called means flipping up and down. So that's the senate because of callkit flipping and switching sides.
Today, you're in love with this person tomorrow. You hate this person. Today, you feel so strong to molecules so weak, you are afraid of this and you love this source power constant state of changing states basically of the heart. So here's the incense. Allah subhana wa Taala knows that we as human beings, we have that tendency of making mistakes and basically and forget, Allah Subhana knows this about us. So we are grateful to Allah azza wa jal to give us a second chance. What is that second chance? Second Chance we make mistakes, okay? We all make mistakes. But what do I need as a human being to bring me back again to the straight path? What do I need
as a man if you make a mistake, what do you need to come back again to the straight path? Huh?
Repent this I agree but we need before we get to the repentance you need something What is that?
remorse feeling guilt? Hope.
It's there in the IOD. If you look at it, you'll find the answer.
How about reminders?
Was someone telling you by the way that's wrong? You should be actually better than this. How about that? Oh, we need a reminder. Yes, patience. But we need it over here. First of all, what a while. So we'll have
What's the meaning of tawassul will help because Allah knows, in order for us to become in a state of authenticity of faith, it's a matter of process. It's a process. So basically, for me, and you're gonna have to learn that if I fall short on becoming perfect and does have Eman. That's because I'm a human being. So how can I perfect my Eman, we're gonna help each other. That's what it means. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is given the opportunity to help assist each other. Hi, what a while, so we'll help.
But also, we'll have one minute awasi A Tomasi basically, is when you try to remind each other reminding each other, and you try your best would that might with with sense of, of your sense of moneda in there, you remind with with the sense of of admonition, that's the meaning of it. So it's not a matter of ordering somebody, it's not a matter of commanding somebody? No, it's the law see, that we kind of like enjoying good amongst ourselves. So instead of instead of seeing when you see your brother or sister falling short and certain obligations, it's not for you to condemn them or judge them. It's not for you to go after them to fix them in that fashion. Instead, you go and you
remind them what was or will help like you said, Listen, you know May Allah reward you, you can do better than this shallow Tyler mela forgive you. I know that you've done that probably forgot about it. But you know what, just let you know this is very important to you. So we kind of enjoying that which is good. And the word Huck, obviously, is my Sabbath a bit delille and nozawa is whatever we've been proven to be authentic to be genuine, whatever been proven to be right. We have the evidence from the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. So there's definitely, definitely it's actually it's correct. And it's authentic. So that is the meaning what
also will help that you enjoy the How can you help and assist each other to follow the heart? Why, again, to remind ourselves on each other, to return back again to the good practice, based on the strong based on the authentic actually, you know, believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala. Okay, now, here's something about enjoining good and forbidding evil. Is it easy?
Is it simple?
Would people accept for me if you advise them?
So I bet you know, husband, wife.
Wife does laughing because you know, his last thing we could ever happen, right? Imagine if the husband he tries to give his wife an advice, fightin again, you know, I think that biryani usually supposed to be done like this not like that. What would you What would you do to him?
Don't teach me how to cook right? Get out of the kitchen, or something like that. Or the husband tells his wife You know, when you drive you better be driving you know this or not. That's just like, it goes into an argument and fight forever. Same thing if the lady she tries to advise her husband.
You know, Mallory voted, that was awesome. But I think that it's better if we call the plumber in Sharla.
So in this, start fighting, and it's forever, we don't like we don't like people to tell us what to do, what not to do. Why is that because for us, we get exposed, we expose our weakness to them. Or at least we think that they're now highlighting our deficiency. And we are inside anyway, we have deficiencies. But we don't like to be told, ignorant, we don't like to be told, you know, you're weak, you're this, you're that and so on. So as a result, Allah Subhana Allah knows that in the process of helping one another while giving Dawa and remind somebody else and ask them to do that which is best, all of that in the process of doing that people will reject you.
People not will just not just reject you probably will fight against you. So what do we need in order for us to continue on this path regardless? That's what we need, what are also the sub, you need to be patient?
You need to be patient. Now, what is patience anyway? Patience is one of those greatest virtues that have been lost in this generation is be lost for something completely opposite to patience. If I tell if you are if I asked you what is the one of the main characteristics of this generation people of the generation that is opposite to our sovereign patience, what would you call that?
Of course, you're going to say impatient, right? But no, not what, that's not what I mean. There is something something called errigal instant gratification.
Instant gratification. What does instant gratification, instant gratification means you need some you need to find the moment of pleasure. You need to find a moment of joy instantly and constantly. Right
So nowadays for example, if you ask a child, if you ask a child to grab a book and read,
what would you do with the book? Maybe they rip the page and make no plans for all the paper plans.
It's no longer like it used to be 40 who would like to enjoy a moment, you know, to enjoy something, you sit down and grab a book and read? Why because people they'd rather go actually online to watch a video. Why? Because the video will bring them that pleasure and that moment an instant moment right away. Today when you go shopping online, when you go shopping online, after we go shop to any grocery store, you will find too and I watched people assess upon the behavior of the people these days Jani, somebody who has maybe two three items in their cart. And as they try to check out they go from from,
from cashier, number one to cashier number 20. Just to find the shortest line
just to find the shortest line. By the time they go to 20 they found out that the shortest line was what? Number one so they go back there, it's already actually have two three people ahead. So they keep constantly going back to the point of that they can't even stand behind two three people before they can check out their two three items. And that's why people they rather go and buy online, then go stand in line to purchase things. Even movies these days. If you try to see people watching movies from the 1980s 1990s it's boring for them these days. Why is that? Because the instant gratification in movies of 1980s and 90s it's maybe 10 minutes through the movie
The 2000 Plus you know this generations movies right now, that moment is from the first 30 seconds there's some dramatic event happens at the beginning that catches the people to stay and watch the movie. Why? Because it's basically instant gratification constantly. Our children are the same thing to look at our kids right now. They are used to growing up doing what playing with video games they play with iPads and iPhones and so on. And I know that many people they think that the whole concept of technology is about the content so basically what they do we grab the kids and it's no no don't want to sit there watching them hamdulillah good stuff like Islam Islamic art, this it's not about
the content the demand with these children it's about the instant gratification woman they get so attached to the technology because it's every 30 seconds there is an interesting thing happening change of color change of voice change of events and so on. So it's not natural to the reward once they turn off that technology and they come to the real world what happens it's slow for them it's too slow. So it becomes boring. That's why we need patience
patience in our life is very important is your man I mean you guys you know that even in cooking food How is the best food is cooked at him I just cooked in five minutes to cook the day four days? It depends what kind of mean right? One of the very famous you know one of the very famous dishes in the in the Arab tradition is called Mehndi what is the mandate you guys know what the mandate is? amended and
it should amend the agenda moreover that when you basically when you wrap the meat and whatever that is and you put it on the ground
and you put it there for the entire almost day and it's cooked Mashallah with with the any kind of slow heat, but when it comes out unbelievable taste similarly one of the very famous dishes in in the in the DC culture What is it azima that takes forever hallym
what do you guys got? How do you know what's the meaning of Halle?
Halle means virens so very patient
because it takes forever takes forever to make it perfect. So you need to you need to be patient for two is probably before you can taste it. That's what it becomes perfect. SubhanAllah so it this virtue of patience is missing from this generation from our time. And the prophet SAW Selim taught us a lot and Karl calama udia Otto And Pharaoh wala Osama Sabah, that Allah subhana wa has never bestowed anything that is better to anybody more beneficial and better than patients.
Patients if you have it, you have a lot of virtues in this life and this one, a lot of people they miss that. So that's what we need today.
You need patience. Why is that because interpersonal relationship, when you invite one another and try to help and fix one another. There's gonna be a lot of a lot of actual issues. So what how what do you need to do to fix it? You need patience. Patience is going to take time between a husband wife, between parents and their children, between you and your co workers, between people and other faiths. Between
enemies that whatever that is it requires a lot of patience. You know what it within yourself. It requires patience for me as well, to perfect your Eman and your practice and your TA and your provider, you require that patient requests from you a lot. So here, patience is extremely, extremely important virtue for us, all of us. The last question, why do people get the advice anyway? You know, when you're going to give out to somebody, why do they hate that?
Why did he Why do people hate the advice when you go to your spouse, your husband, your wife? And you tell them? By the way, you know, I think you should, we should repeat your Salah.
Why is that? Because Well, I don't know, maybe I thought you were praying too quickly, too fast. So are you allowed to vote with that account right now, you're gonna just, you know, judge me right now. So this, I have this argument all of a sudden, right now, why do reject, they reject the advice even though you intend nothing but good for them. There is a subtle message behind criticism to people. And that's what people actually they fight back. The subtle, the subtle message of advice, or the subtle message of,
of criticism, which is basically the perception of minds of the people. That is a it's a matter of control. Because when you tell someone, you're you need to do this way, as if you're trying to control the way they think, the way they feel, and the way they should behave towards that. That's why it's hard for people to accept that.
It's hard, because they think that you kind of trying to control their life and their way of seeing things, therefore requires a lot of patience from us.
A lot of patience. So these four qualities right now, that Allah Subhana mentioned for us in this ayah. That, indeed, this is the roadmap. It's the state the mission statement for the believers. It's a roadmap for you as an individual. It's a mission statement for the Oman for the community.
So Allah azza wa jal says again, in conclusion, and in summary, as well, as a last word, bilasa. We said, the author has many meanings, different meanings, what are these meanings of a man can you help me out over
time in terms of the time between her and us, between us and negative, right? And there is all the time, which means altogether, the entire meaning of time, there were two other meanings, Salah itself or the meaning of generation, and the last reading by author, I swear to you by author, and when the last part is worse, bilasa between us and measureup, is varying by what the magnificent creation, just like, well, fragile, and so on. And if Allah subhanaw taala swearing by the author as a time altogether, he's basically reminding you that everything around you is actually is limited by time, everything has an expiration date,
everything has an expiration date on it. And then Allah says in the inside, if you're closer indeed in Sun, which means man altogether, and constant state of loss. And we didn't say husana, or hacer, because Allah use hoser as an envelope, which means you're surrounded by constant state of loss. So as much as this sounding, you know, negative in our minds and our hearts, Allah subhanho, wa Taala. Now it's given us the opportunity to learn. So if you know that this is very, extremely dangerous, and that's kind of it should worry you so much. So what did you do? Now, this is when you have the opportunity to learn.
There are people who can be saved, who are these people, those who follow this path? And there are four things, the four things are number one, to have faith.
And number two, to work upon this faith. If you do that, what do we call it? What do you create instead of a man create a state of what authenticity,
you become authentic, you become genuine.
Like, when you have faith, and you work and act upon this faith and practice it you create a state of authenticity, a state of humility, basically of the faith so that's when you feel comfortable when you feel at peace with tranquility. But of your of your practice is not in accordance to your your belief system, what happens, you create a gap. that gap right now creates confusion, create instability, and inconsistency. Okay, if you're not consistent altogether, what do I need to bring you back again to the straight path? I need the reminder. What also will help
so you remind me, I remind you,
and when you remind you to mind with that, on your mind is what is that I'm trying to advise bring the best for you in shallow data will also will help in the process of inviting each other to that which is good and forbidding that which is evil. Obviously you're going to provoke some feelings.
Those feelings might not be that pleasant feelings for other people, they're not going to accept that easily. So you're going to be rejected, you'll feel disappointed you feel upset, you feel uneasy. So what do we need to do what do what is the number one cause that will require to maintain a sub task patience with whom
Gemma with whom
with everybody with come to sober the two kinds of service sovereign Jihad Innes then the personal sober and the personal sober the personal server is actually in three categories. Several model Massey which means to have patience by staying away from from the from sins. Subhan Allah taught to have patience by maintaining good deeds, and then Southern lol Bella, and also have patience against the trials of Allah subhanho wa Taala, which you have no control over
Allah Subhana test you would lock under law sickness, with a natural disaster, whatever that is. So you have to have patience in that. So that's now you had enough decoders you had enough again, this is basically your personal personal struggle that you need enough patience for. And then there is jihad, Jihad illness, then now that you have others, which is the basically interpersonal jihad, you have jihad, your personal jihad, that's the first category, and then interpersonal jihad, you and other people who are they there are many.
You have your family, your spouse, you have your children, and you have the enemies. And you have the shaytan you have this and you have that there are so many other. So to kind of jihad, jihad, enough's, that's the personal Jihad and you had the NUS, they see the jihad against other people. And each one of them requires what a certain degree of sub certain degree of service if you perfect that, and you work so hard at this to make it perfectly shallow data to the field also again, at ease, and if you if you sort of shallow as dogen remember, once again, these are the four qualities required for you to have that sense of tranquility and peace in this world. Number one, to have
faith number two to act upon this faith to become genuine and real. Otherwise, you have to fill that gap and this will you feel hypocritical, which is what people they will recognize when they recognize they're going to give you advice will also will help and when you go when they give you advice and you give them advice might create some issues, requests a lot of patience. So this one says what the vessel to suffer. It is for that reason for that reason. Alabama Chateau de la Nevada, he said if Allah subhana wa Taala just revealed this surah for the people would be very sufficient for them. It is for that reason, the exact same reason as to have your jelly rhodiola Ron
who said that the Sahaba when they used to meet each other before they leave, they always actually decide sort of an answer before they depart. Why? Because serata Lhasa novel because a lot because salata Lhasa is actually just like a roadmap for them. It's a reminder for all of them that you know this is the way you live your life that you need to have that Eman put into practice invite other people to it and be patient in the process follow data any questions you might have
now that's that's something we started the session with.
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any question? Yes.
What is it what is that awesome
so why don't why why wouldn't we see a lot less of that important? basically why cannot see that important? That's what a man and a man actually comes in. Now what the first category here is was to have faith. Okay, what do you need to have? What do you need exactly? What is the first thing a step before having faith that is required from you what is it to have what
you have you have faith Gemma, you need to have something before that. What is it?
How can you become faithful? How can you become more managing man? What do you need?
Before faith what comes as a man knowledge
you need knowledge? Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, lamb and Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, you have the knowledge that there is no God but Allah, which will be for his faith, it comes knowledge, you know how you have the knowledge of Allah subhana wa Taala. So that when you believe it becomes solid faith and solid belief, it's very crucial. That is very, very, very important while the hajima so here, you're asking me, why can't I see that important? Maybe we need to work on our knowledge.
Because the more we know, the more harsher we will have Allah subhanaw taala says, in my actual law, homina evader Allah, those who truly have this hustle for law, that fear of a lot of conscious fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Among servants are those who have knowledge. So if you have issues with that, probably going to need to revise your knowledge you like in something? Alanna? sisters Any question? Yes.
to use of our time.
Obvious, absolutely. We mentioned something similar to that the beginning. The question is basically if Allah subhana wa tada germanicus will answer and this is a situation, we're in constant state of loss. Isn't that a reminder for us to use our time wisely? The answer is absolutely. Like I said, and one of the main one of the main principles of human psychology is to answer a simple question, what's the purpose of this life?
What is the purpose of this life? So we're all born with again, expiration date? And if you're born with an expiration date, people that take different paths to kind of answer this question. So what's the point of me living if I'm going to die anyway, if they don't believe in the afterlife, they're going to kill themselves or indulgence and pleasure. But if you have faith and believe you're gonna have to have some sense of guidance through the life of your life, what is it, this purpose for it, that I need to have a roadmap for? And Allah has given me the roadmap
so you know that your time is up very soon. So what do we do maintain that
faith practices faith to become genuine and real. And then you know that in the process of doing that, you're gonna have some mistakes, you need reminders, that also will have and the process of doing that you need what a lot of patience now lots of how to make some of those patient
care shorter next week inshallah. So then when we come back, we will be discussing Surah Al humara. Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.