Channel: Yasir Qadhi
“And if you should count the favors of Allah, you could not enumerate them.” – [Surat An-Nahl]
In this episode of the Tafsir of Surat al-Fatihah, Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi encourages us to delve on the following points:
- The fact of the matter that our lives are consistently and completely dependent on the blessings of Allah SWT and the absolute need to comprehend this with utmost reverence and gratitude as opposed to attributing one’s achievements and bounties to the self.
- The acceptance of the fact that we will never be able to fully ever count all of the blessings of Allah upon us since they are innumerable.
- The reason behind Allah choosing the phrase “Alhamdulillah” for Himself.
- The meaning of “Rabb”.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad
Ali he was about yesterday we talked about the meaning of Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen the meaning of Hemant and we said that hemd is more specific than sugar and that it is only done when the being that you do have the is worthy of it. We're a sugar is done as a retaliation. And we also said that Hamed is higher praise than murder because murder could be fake and false. And murder could also be because of something you haven't done whereas Hamed can only be because of the perfection of the being who is praised. And we move on today. And one of the interesting topics that have been considered and others they talk about is why did Allah phrase it as Alhamdulillah when
there could have been so many other phrases not just the word a shoe could elaborate there are other phrases as well. For example, Allah could have commanded us praise Allah medela or he could have said such as later on we say er cannot good we're all making dua. Why didn't Allah begin na mo de la, we are all praising Allah, just like in the fourth era, we say iaca Abu, you're alone or we worship and we're having a dialogue. Yet Allah begins in the third person Alhamdulillah All praise is due to a lot We are not saying we praise Allah, Muhammad Allah. Nor is Allah commanding us praise me rather it is Alhamdulillah so what is the wisdom in this?
If Allah azza wa jal were to have commanded us praise me medela Allah has commanded us to worship Him. And Allah has commanded us to praise him in other verses, but a command is not as eloquent as a statement of fact, a command could be obeyed and it could be disobeyed. Whereas the statement of fact applies at all times, whether you do it or not. A rule is a rule whether you follow it or not. And a wise virgin is saying Alhamdulillah as a rule, without any exceptions. hemd belongs to Allah subhana wa Tada. As for phrasing it as a verb, we praise Allah, Allah. Even this is not that eloquent. Why? Because a verb is always taking place at a specific time, we praise right now, we
weren't praising last minute, we're not going to praise the next minute. So now, the law would have meant right now we're praising Allah. But the phrase Alhamdulillah means whether you are praising or not having belongs to Allah. So if we had used it as a verb, we are praising Allah, then number one, it's finite, it's temporary. And then number two, we would be praising Allah according to our quality of praise, whereas a law's praise is higher than our quality. What do we say yesterday? What did the process of them say? Oh, Allah, I cannot, what was it the phrase who could remember now or sweetener, and I cannot praise you the way you deserve, and take them as nature and NFC. So if we
were to have said, We praise you, oh, Allah, then there's two negatives in this number one are, I should say, there's two elements that are not perfect. Number one, we are limiting the praise for a particular time and place right now we're praising you. We didn't praise you last minute, we're not going to praise you next minute. And the number two, we are linking the praise to our quality and our quality will always be what will always be watching when it comes to praising Allah deficient limited. So by saying Alhamdulillah we remove the qualifications of time and of quality, quality and quantity are both removed. So Alhamdulillah is a statement of fact. And we said the other flat,
there's another phrase possible it could have been Hamden, Linda, praise belongs to Allah, but no, it is Alhamdulillah. And we said very briefly, and I'm going to elaborate Now, the other flam here for the advanced students of Arabic is the local genes which means every single type of praise unhemmed every praise, that is praise belongs to Allah. If the lamb were chopped off, the translation would be some praise belongs to Allah. But with the Elif lamb Alhamdulillah, the translation becomes every praise that is a true praise, it belongs to Allah. So the other flambe here is for General hemd all of it, there is no hemd except that it belongs to Allah which means
what nobody else is independently worthy of being praised. Think about it. When somebody praises you. He is not praising you, except for a blessing. Allah has given you our call. Today recited we're introducing Mr. de la la sua. If you attempted to count the
blessings of Allah you could not even count the list when somebody comes in praises you Mashallah, that's a great house Mashallah you have a nice car Mashallah you have a good voice Mashallah, that was a great Holton will love you, my dear brothers and sisters, do you have done nothing? Now how will our courts elevator What does that mean? It is a law who has given you this. So when somebody comes in praises you, they are praising a blessing that Allah has given you and not something that you have done. So by saying Alhamdulillah nobody is worthy of praise unconditionally, other than a law. Every other praise is a conditional praise, ie Allah has given you something that people praise
You for. That's what the two letters do Elif lamb, just these two letters, that's what it does, that Al hamdu every ham that is hemmed in only belongs to one being, and that is Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now somebody can say, okay, all of this is good. But there is a phrase that our Prophet says that i'm used, and we begin every hope, but with it, and that is in Alhamdulillah. And the Quran begins with Alhamdulillah. So why didn't we begin in that Hamza, because the process would begin his hope was with in Al Hamdulillah, and even asked where we get hooked. But you always begin, we always begin in Alhamdulillah, hinomoto, who understand, that's how we begin, what's the difference. So in
is a lecture that emphasizes verily or indeed all praises, due to Allah in is to emphasize, and in is a statement of fact, and it is more appropriate at times of,
if you like, seriousness or at times of grandeur. But Alhamdulillah is a statement that could come from emotional from the heart, there's a psychological element, where inner will give you a more formal element. And therefore when you begin the chutzpah for the formal element, it makes sense to say in Hamdulillah, but for the prayer, when you are having a conversation with a law, you want an immediate emotional attachment, that's why you say Alhamdulillah, that it's a statement of fact that every ham belongs to a lot. Now we also said the Leela the lamb here, it means that it is exclusive ownership of Allah, to Allah belongs every hand Alhamdulillah to Allah belongs every hand and we go
back last week, what is the meaning of the name a law, the one who is worthy of worship, so we can translate Alhamdulillah as every single ultimate praise unconditionally belongs to the one being who is worthy of being worshipped. That is actually the transition of hamdulillah every single ultimate and unconditional praise, it is exclusively owned by it is exclusively attributed to the one being who is worthy of being worshipped and hamdulillah. And then Allah says Rob below the mean, and the phrase Robin, I mean, we'll talk about today and also tomorrow, inshallah tada that out of all of the names of Allah, Allah subhana wa tada chose the name but up to begin the Quran with Al hamdu
Lillahi Rabbil alameen. All praise is due to Allah, why should all praise be due to Allah? Why? Because he is Rob Boulud. I mean, this is why so out of all of the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala chose the name Rob, because Rob is the most significant relationship between us and our Creator. And today, very briefly, we're going to talk about the three meanings of Rob, and we're going to come back to them tomorrow, as well as Sha lozada. Number one, what does Rob mean? Number one, Rob means the ultimate owner, the magic, the one who controls are up. So in Arabic, we say Rob bull by the owner of the house, was Sarah the owner of the car. So Allah is our ultimate owner. And when Allah
is our owner, this implies that he is the one who brought us into existence, because ultimate ownership can only be to the Creator, I repeat, ultimate ownership can only be to the Creator. If you think about it, you do not own anything completely, your ownership was handed to you, and it will be handed to somebody after you. You had to buy your car, you had to purchase your house. Even if you made something with your own hands, you had to get the raw material to make it you could not bring anything into existence by yourself. When we say a lot is the rub, and there is nobody competing with a lot as this means a lot ownership is unique and complete. He didn't have to get
spare material, he did not have to transfer ownership ownership was his which implies what he created from nothing. So when you say Rob, when a law is the rub, you automatically imply that a law is the hardest, because ultimate ownership necessitates creation is that clear. So a little bit deeper, but it's I wanted to
Very deep in this regard, when you say Allah is the Robin you say he is the owner, then this means that Allah azza wa jal created because ultimate ownership cannot be transferred. And that's our ownership is always transferred, anything we do ownership is transferred. Even if you discover a wall or something, you say this is mine, you didn't make the world, you have to discover it. Even if you get raw material, you go into the car, shop and you buy the car, it's the transfer of title of ownership, every ownership that we have is conditional, only allows ownership is unconditional, and if Allah ownership is unconditional, this implies this necessitates that Allah must have created
from nothing. So he is the rob the second meaning of Rob is the one who is obeyed. The meaning of Rob without linguistic from the Arabic language without means, the one who is obeyed in Surah Yusuf when the prisoners are released use of sense to the prisoners or the corny in the Arabic mentioned me to the guy whom you obey is the King. So he called the king Rob here, because of the meanings of Rob is the one who is obeyed. So, when we say a law is the mean, we are implying that a law is obeyed everything that happens, it is a lost command. And then the third meaning of Rob is the one who takes care of the one who nourishes the one who sustains and from this meaning of Rob, we get
the phrase tarbiyah What does that mean, to take care of to nourish? So when we say that Allah azza wa jal is Rob Buddha, the mean, we are implying three things and we'll repeat this tomorrow because it's very important. Number one, that a law is the unconditional owner. Number two, that Allah azza wa jal is the one who is obeyed and nothing happens except that Allah has commanded it. And number three, that Allah is the one who is taking care of from it we get therapy, in other words, your existence cannot be sustained, unless the rubber takes care of it. Without a rub. You cannot exist. The rub has to give you tarbiyah your physical, your spiritual, your emotional, so why is Allah
worthy of praise and hamdulillah Why? Because he is the rub, He created you from nothing. He is the One whose command is effective when he says gunfire cone and he is the one who takes care of you. So he is the Robin admin tomorrow inshallah Allah will talk about more of the meanings of Rob and also the meaning of art. I mean, we're set on wanting to lie to you about a car tool.