Channel: Yasir Qadhi
Tip number seven,
when Allah azza wa jal decided to create man, and he told the angels I'm about to create this creation that will die one after the other and leave successors. In other words, hollyford the proper meaning of califa. Here is those who will leave one generation after the other. The angels, they don't die, they will only die the Day of Judgment, the same angel that was alive from the time of pre Adam will be the same Angel until the trumpet is blown. They don't procreate. They don't have children, they don't die. Angels are in that sense, they have very, extremely long lives. So unless I'm creating a new creation, they have something called freewill. And they're going to have
generations after generations. The angels said, Oh, Allah, how can you create a creation that is so evil, it's going to shed blood? It's going to do this, it's going to do that we are so pure when Luna said the Hyundai Kona. But the story is in the first few verses of Surah Baqarah We praise you all the time we worship you all the time. Why do you want to create another creation? So Allah azza wa jal wanted to show the status of this creation, he wanted to prove to the angels that mankind when they are pious and righteous, they are in fact better than the angels. And this is one of the points of theology, either that a righteous man or Rajan saw they are worthy of Allah azza wa jal,
he actually has a status above that of the angels, of course, the faster than the evil person. That's a separate story as a status below that of animals, as Allah says, in the Koran, but the righteous man has a status above that as the angels. How did the law prove this? Did he make Adam taller than the angels? Did he make Adam broader than the angel stronger than the angels? Did he make Adam go run faster than the angels? Quite the contrary, angels physically, are much better than us. They can travel extremely fast, long distances quickly, they have the power to do this. And that Angel gibreel with one of his wings only managed to do with the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, what
he did, he tapped the city with one of his tips of his wings, and the entire city flipped up and turned upside down as the head he tells him one Angel, and that's just one tip of the wing. The angels are huge in their creation. They're extremely beautiful, extremely handsome in their looks. They have been preferred over us and all of these things, and yet, we are preferred over them overall. How did Allah prove this? All of you know why I lemma adamant.
Allah taught Adam in knowledge that the angels didn't have he taught Adam the knowledge of all of these things, the names of all of these things. And then he asked the angels Do you have this knowledge? Can you tell me what these things are called? Do you have a knowledge that Adam doesn't have? And when the angel saw with their own two eyes, the angels do have two eyes when the angel saw with their own two eyes, that Adam had been given a knowledge that they have not been given. They realize Allah has preferred this being over us. And they said so Hannukah la even Milena, Elana Adam, Jenna, we have no knowledge exalted You are our law, we have no knowledge other than the
knowledge that you have taught us through knowledge, the superiority of Adam alayhis salaam and his pious progeny was shown over that to the angels. And that really allowed this point to sink in that when a lot of zoa gel had to choose one characteristic to show the superiority of Adam over the angels. It was not height, it was not color, it was not physical strength and prowess, it was not looks, it was knowledge. And so through knowledge, the superiority of Adam was shown over that of the angels