Channel: Yasir Qadhi
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi discusses verses 38 to 44 that deal with topics such as what to say when feeling jealous or arrogant, the importance of providing constructive criticism, how frivolous the wealth in this dunya is and how it does not guarantee continuity in this world or the Hereafter.
The verses in this lecture bring forth an exchange of words between the faithless and the faithful man and how each conversation is a comparison of what each has and how content he is with it. The faithful man boasted of his belief in Allah and attributed everything he had to his Creator which was a complete opposite to what the faithless man of the two gardens believed in.
The faithful said that he was honoured that his Creator and his Sustainer was Allah.he also admonished his friend for being pride and haughty and glorifying the life of this world, while he glorified his belief, faith, and monotheism.
The faithless man happiness was short lived as Allah had commanded for his green gardens and his arrogance and stupidity was realised by him to the fullest on seeing a barren and annihilated land in the place of his fruitful gardens of which he was so proud once.
This horrific sight made him comprehend his great mistake and he ultimately realised that the protection, guardianship and Power belong to Allah, the Lord Who is the Truth Himself.
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smilla al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah wa he was so heavy on my back. So we were still doing the story of the man in the two gardens. And we had mentioned that the man who owned the two gardens he was guilty of many sins and crimes of the biggest of them was that he challenged a laws authority to resurrect the dead. He challenged the laws authority to have a Yokoyama, also of his crimes was that he ascribed all of this to himself, and of his crimes was that he looked down at his brother or his friend, simply because he didn't have what he had. So it gave him the crime of arrogance. Now, the brother or the friend, we don't know what some scholars say, might have been his
brother, some say was his friend, the brother or his friend, when he's responding back to him, he responds back not in the order of his conversation, but in the order of what is the greatest crime and then the next and then the next. So even though the man begins by boasting about himself being superior, when his friend responds back, that is the last thing that he says, because that's not what he's concerned with. The thing that he's concerned with is how dare you be are ungrateful to Allah subhana wa Tada, how could you be so ungrateful to Allah subhanho wa Tada. And so the man says, the man says, Let me go back to where we are now. We are which I am.
39 Okay. Let me go back to 38 lacking the hula, hula be what I wish you could be a header. So he defends Allah subhana wa Tada. And he says, As for me, Allah is my Lord, and I will not associate any partners with him. So his first criticism was what?
rejecting Allah as the source of all that he has, how dare you ungrateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now that he's responded to that, now he gets to the next point. And the next point is, your arrogance that you have should have led you to humility. When Allah is the hunter genetic, why didn't you do this that instead of your wealth making you feel better, it should have been the opposite. Well, Lola is the halter genetic. Allah says when he entered the agenda, he was wronging himself. When he entered the agenda, his arrogance got the better of him. The man says you should have done the opposite. When you entered your garden, you should have been in a state of humbleness
and humility. How do you get to the state of humbleness and humility, while Ola is the halter genetica bulter Ma sha Allahu La quwata illa Billah you should have thanked Allah subhana wa Tada. You should have ascribed these blessings to Allah. You should have said this is not my garden, Anna. You should have said Masha Allah and Masha Allah here means whatever Allah wills has occurred, Allah has blessed me with this La quwata illa Billah there is no power except the power of Allah. I didn't have the power to get this garden. This is not my efforts. This is not my wealth. This is not my endeavors. La quwata illa Billah all power is a laws and the laws alone so any power that was needed
to get this garden it came from Allah subhanho wa Taala now, this phrase over here is a combination of two very common phrases Masha Allah we say and the whole hotel Villa we also shake say, and this is combined both of these Masha Allah La quwata illa Billah and these are phrases that the sooner and even the Quran has come praising them. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that should I not tell you of a phrase that is found under the throne of Allah subhana wa tada La hawla wala quwata illa Billah in another Hadith he passed by a sahadi doing thicker and he said Allah do look Alibaba Mina Baba Jana Sharona tell you have one of the doors that will open you up into the doors
of Jenna, one of the doors that lead to agenda. So he said what so the Prophet says Adam said La hawla wala quwata illa Billah and it is also mentioned that this is one of the phrases that is inscribed literally on the doors of agenda La hawla wala quwata illa Billah. So this is one of those phrases that we should repeat, we should make it a part of our ritual to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala with and especially especially especially when we feel a sense of in Arabic is hollow hollow, and in English, it means a type of self delusion, self grandeur, when we feel horrible from ourselves or we feel helpless.
Have somebody else both of these scenarios? So the first is you feel arrogant for what you have. The second you feel jealous for what someone else has. And these are two very common problems amongst all of us that sometimes we get something new flashy, we get our new house or new car we get and we feel Yes, I've made it a loss I've reached there. This is it now, right? And by the way, this feeling only lasts for a week or two, then human nature we crave the next we want something better than that. So if we feel this type of horror, we should get rid of it by saying Masha Allah La quwata illa Billah La hawla wala quwata illa Billah we say these phrases to cleanse our heart of
that delusion. Similarly, if we feel greedy for somebody else's wealth, if we feel jealous, if we feel a sense of how come they haven't and I don't have it, we should also say La hawla wala quwata illa Billah or combine this phrase Masha Allah La quwata illa Billah and this has been narrated by many of the Sahaba that NSE demotic and others they said if you find yourself feeling I said for somebody, you find yourself feeling jealous for what they have, you should say Masha Allah La quwata illa Billah This is a phrase that should be said also, once a very long narration just to summarize it, one of the Sahaba he was known to be very handsome, extremely handsome, and it so happened that
another companion saw him and felt jealousy that How come he's so handsome felt jealousy, and this jealousy it led to I enter the evil eye and the handsome Sahabi fell ill. Instead of being handsome, he developed a disease all over his body to corrupt that handsomeness when the process of visited him, he says, somebody must have said some This is he recognized this to be the evil eye. So they said yada sutala so and so he mentioned some praise of this man perhaps it was that man. So the Prophet system visited the other Sahabi and he said did you say such and such a phrase the Sahaba said yes so messenger of Allah I did. Meaning I felt something in my heart. So the process of them
said, Why didn't you Barack teller who Eonni say Masha Allah to Allah or to be more precise, excuse me, not to Allah say Baraka la hulak say May Allah increase you in what you have. And by the way I made the mistake as well. It's a very common phrase we say Masha Allah Tada. Look, there's nothing wrong with that. Nothing wrong with that. But Tabata Kala is a praise of Allah. And what you're supposed to say when you feel jealous, is you make dua that Allah gives Baraka in the other person's wealth, which is barakallahu luck. So you're supposed to say if you feel jealous, Masha, Allah barakallahu Allah, May Allah give you more Baraka to say Mashallah subotica was not a problem. It's
a proper phrase, but that doesn't get to the root of the problem, which is you make a dua for the one that you feel jealous. You're supposed to say Masha Allah barakallahu luck now Whoa, La La quwata illa Billah these are the phrases that you say and that's what I processing them said for hella Baraka level. Why didn't you say Baraka Allahu Allah, May Allah give you extra than what you have? Because when you make this dua that jealousy will go away. And if you truly believe in the promise of the Prophet system, what did he say? Never does a Muslim maker do it for another Muslim, except that an angel right then and there, says amin, and may you get exactly what you may do out
for him for so you see somebody with a beautiful mansion, you see somebody with a fancy car, you see somebody with that wealth or whatever, make dua for him sincerely. And guess what? Allah will give you exactly that as well. If you were sincere, and the angel was saying I mean to that da. So instead of feeling that jealousy, you're supposed to say Masha Allah. Now, how would our hotel Villa another point, by the way, a bit of an issue here in our culture, the Indian Pakistani culture, the phrase La la la casa Bella is always associated with something bad and evil, right? So when you say that hold an awkward syllable. Ah, it has to be something terrible has occurred. And I remember one
of our brethren came to me and said, I don't understand when we hear the event that Jai Yaga Salah halen fella, why do we say La la la casa de la, you know, why do we do something like so wrong? Like what is what is so wrong that we have to say La Hawla wa salam ala, the phrase la hora La Casa La Bella is not and should not be associated only with something terrible. Yes, you may see it at any time. And if you hear some terrible news, you may also say that hola hola Villa, but the phrase is not inherently associated with something masiva or a calamity. Rather the phrases are generic phrase, la how old and how it means change. When aku means no power, nothing will change unless
Allah wills it. And nobody has the power to execute the change unless Allah has willed it. So when you hear Hey, idol Salah, hey alpha
What are you supposed to do? You're supposed to stand up and walk to the masjid. That standing will not happen, that goodwill will not come, that change from sitting to standing will not come until Allah gives it to you. That's why you say La hawla wala quwata illa Billah. right that the change will come, the hula will come when Allah gives it to me. Also, you're supposed to say it when you feel good or that you feel Oh my efforts, my degree, my education, my smart my intelligence. Now, whoa, La quwata illa Billah. All of this is from Allah subhana wa Taala. So notice another point here, this man, this Muslim who's criticizing his brother, even in his criticism, he's teaching him
what he's supposed to have done. You see, a Muslim never criticizes just by negative, just by demeaning just by putting down. Even in this criticism, there is what solution? This is what you're supposed to have done. The Muslim even in his criticism, He is merciful and tender. He didn't just say how foolish How arrogant. How could you have done that? Rather, he taught him the right goal. Instead of doing this, you should have done that, while Ola is the hot agenda, terracotta, Masha, Allah, La quwata, illa Billah. Then he goes to the third and the final point. So the first was a rejection of a law. The second was his own arrogance. The third was to look down at his brother, and
his brother or his friend responds to all of these in the order that it deserves a lot of xojo and the defense of Islam is first and then the man's arrogance. And then in the last is his own demeaning, he has been demeaned, right, and nobody likes it that somebody is boastful over you. So he also defends himself. But even this, there is an element of threatened mercy in tyranny and a column in command. And if you really think and here there is, the sense of this is your delusion in tyranny, you are assuming that I'm less than you. He didn't say I am less than you. He said, You perceive me to be less than you. And this is a beautiful way of phrasing it internally. If you
really believe that your position, Allah knows who's the one who's higher and lower. But if you feel that I'm lower than you, just because I have less money, and just because I have less children, for ourselves, and you're at any higher I'm in genetic, isn't it possible, that alone might give me something better than what you have? You here are being arrogant at something you have, what if the situation is reversed? What if something happens to you in your garden, and Allah blesses me with the garden, and even if I don't get a better garden in this world, I expect a better agenda in the next world. Even if my agenda is never going to be as big as your agenda in this world. I have full
faith if I am true to Allah, that in the next life, I will get my agenda and I will get my palace if I am persistent in my a bother to Allah subhana wa Tada. As for you, are you not worried that your arrogance will bring about a lot of destruction? Don't you have a sense of fear and shame? We know from the Hadith, Allah despises kibel man has no right to feel an atom's weight of pride. Who are you that you feel proud of yourself? Who are you Allah created you and all that you have? Allah gave you an all that you have? And then man comes along and then attributes it to himself? And that is why the sin of kibble what is our process that I'm saying, even an atom's weight of kibble, if a
heart has it, that heart will not enter agenda, Allah will forgive Xena Allah will forgive him but Allah will forgive but the sin of Kibera it is a sin that is not befitting of a creative mortal, of a human of somebody who's created from not for and from clean and from Allah such a person to feel good against Allah subhana wa Tada. This is simply not befitting Have you no fear that alarm might destroy you and your garden and cause all of your land to become completely in fertile or take your water you spit on that will hold off your water will simply disappear. Fernanda salty Idaho tada and you will not be able to extract that water out. And just as they are talking, and the man tells him
Be careful, your arrogance might get you a lot of punishment as they are there right then and there. The man's warning comes into effect. What he saw the cemetery he and will lie This is the height of eloquence. Allah spends four verses describing his garden and Allah spends two words talking about his destruction means nothing in the eyes of Allah. For Isaiah described we did this we gave this though the land is this the wood is this the water is this and then the destruction? Allah gives us no details. Why? Because what is this garden mean to Allah? Well, he told the family that's it. Well, he told the family his whole garden was surrounded by what Allah doesn't need to tell you the
details. This is a last hurrah all of the garden is destroyed in the garden is surrounded by a less punishment. Some say
A fire came some say a tornado Some say this, this is all irrelevant. Allah azza wa jal says that which this man was warning against that's exactly occurred and the both of them are there and they see the garden being destroyed for us but how you are labeled cafe he Allah and fapa via he started wringing his hands as a sign of regret is a sign of remorse out of all that he had spent to purchase it to maintain it to build that palace fast value Hollywood cafe I demand for coffee we're here how we are to Allah Lucia literally it is a metaphorical expression it's as if Allah saying the roof became the ground well here here we are to another Lucia it was collapsed in its totality the the EU
switches the SOC which is the roof the roof became down to the ground and it became completely empty. When your kulu yard at Lambeau Shrek there'll be a header that is when he realized but as usual regret and remorse after the gap is of no use regret and remorse has to come before the other after the other what point is it everyone will regret when they see the punishment? Even for our we recited yesterday in the Quran even fit around and he is the worst human being in the history of Bashar nobody was worse than Fidel even around when he saw the medical moat when he saw the love of Allah What did he say? Oh, that meant to be lady Amma hot I meant to be very eminent even Amina
muslimin I am of the Muslims. I believe in that God that the Bani Israel believed in and Allah mocks him.
after all of this now, what can I say total content minimal sitting, that's not going to happen. So here is this man after the job. Everybody feels regret. The point is the real test is before that either. Are you going to repent to Allah subhana wa Tada. And he says How I wish that I had committed and Allah says, What am takala houfy attune ser una hamdulillah he will Makana montasio. Here he was saying, I have Isaiah for all I have more children. I have an army. I am Aziz. And Allah says nobody could protect him. When the punishment came. He didn't have a fear. Where did that azeez go? Where did that matherne and bonnin go? Where did all of his wealth go? What am takala who fear
to neon sudano hoomin donella no one could protect him against Allah subhana wa tada one Makana montasio nor could he defend himself or anybody else defend him who knows the kalevala de la. This is where Allah is with Daya. And here with Ayah means protection. This is where Allah is protection is truly shown who not only could lie to lilla Hill hiren Sahaba Hayden Raka, meaning at times of ease, the Muslim and the cafard enjoy the ease. It's a times of punishment and difficulty that allows we lie is really shown. At times of ease, everybody enjoys ease. It's a times of adapt at times of distress when the doula needs to be answered, when the adapt comes. This is when the moment
is separated from The Confident the facile who, at that point in time, Elia Tula Hill, who hiren Sahaba Rocha, Allah is the one who has the best reward and the best end result. You see, the man at the time was only looking at that particular point of time, I am better than you. But his brother, the believer knew that the end result he will be successful. And that is what Allah is saying, who are hydrophobic. hydrophobic. Raka means the end result. So our means reward, a law has the best reward and the best end result. The real winner is not the winner who's rich at one point in his life. He's the one who's wealthy and happy for eternity. And that's in general, the real winner
doesn't just look at one day he looks at eternity and the only thing that will give you that eternity, that is Allah subhana wa tada and we will continue the next three verses are also about man and by noon and we'll continue that tomorrow in sha Allah who to Allah was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.