Tafseer Surah Al Kahf Part 15 Khidr Builds A Wall In Front Of Musa
Channel: Yasir Qadhi
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Shaykh Yasir Qadhi divulges details on verses 77 to 79 that deal with the continuation on Musa and Khidr AS journey, the building of a wall by Khidr builds a wall, failure on the part of Musa to keep his part of the deal and an explanation by Khidr on why he punched a hole in the boat.
“So they twain departed; until, when they reached the people of a town. They asked its people for food, but they refused to make them guests. Then they found in it a wall about to fall, and he (Khidr) set it up. He (Musa) said: ‘If you had wished you could have taken a wage for it!’”“He (Khidr) said: ‘This is the separation between me and you. Now I will inform you of the interpretation of what you could not bear patiently’.”
“…He (Musa) said: ‘If you had wished you could have taken a wage for it!’”
Musa AS thought that the action of Khidr was not just that a person might sacrifice like that for a group of people who were so mean. It was at this exact time that the separation of the learned man and Musa AS took place due to inability of Musa AS to execute patience on his part as he had promised earlier.
Srila Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah, He will be one what I'm about. So we were talking about the story of Musa and Khalid Ali him As salam. And we got to the point where Musa alayhis salam, he makes his mistake for the second time. And this is when he sees what he views to be a vicious murder. And he says How could you have killed this innocent child? And how could you have gotten rid of this innocent soul who hasn't done any crime? So then Heather says, didn't I tell you that you don't have the patience with me? So Moosa asks for forgiveness and says, Give me one more chance Give me one more chance. So from podocarp The both of them proceed hotter
either at a Korean when they come to a particular city is Stata ama, ha, they asked the people for food forever and ubu for Houma, the city refuse to feed them. Now pause here.
It was the accepted norm of all civilizations of the past, that a stranger who is passing through the city is allowed access to the well, he can get a glass of water, you can get some some basic food and whatnot. Because this is this is a necessary means of survival, that a stranger who's doesn't have food doesn't have water can just get some basic food, basic water, and then move on. And in fact, our Shetty, Allah has made this also watch him. And we all know the Hadith of the Prophet system that it is a right of a Muslim upon another Muslim, that he feeds him and houses him for one day in an extra noble manner. And then after that two days in a way that he lives, ie three
days and nights, three days and nights bleah or being a host is something that is expected. And what our scholars have said this means is that if a stranger comes to the city, and he doesn't have any money, he doesn't have any funds. The community is obliged, generally speaking, that somebody should take care of his basic needs for three days before he moves on. And this is something that our shediac has made a part of its own laws. So musang harder go to the city and it is understood they should get some food, some water. This city was so stingy, they refuse to give them anything for about a year for Houma. ferwerda Daffy hygena. By the way, this also shows us with hannula Moosa and
Khalid, all the holiest men alive, but they don't have money in their pockets, because they're not interested in money. They don't have money in their pockets, because that's not their goal. That's not their main aim of life is to amass wealth and to hoard fortune, and so they don't have any money. And so they asked for food, and they are told to get away and they're basically treated in a very rude manner. So you can imagine Musa alayhis salam how much his anger must have been, as they're walking out of the city, they found a wall that was on the verge of collapse, and Allah azza wa jal describes it in a very powerful way that the wall wanted to fall down even though the wall
doesn't want to fall. Right? But Allah says Jean out on up to onion Papa Jani Romita Jr. That the GDR the wall was wanting to fall down, it's a powerful way of saying the wall was on the verge of collapse. It's so close. So what did he do, he stops and he makes some, some clean some clay, and he physically rebuilds the wall brick by brick, and musalla his setup already he's hungry, he's tired, he's very insulted at how he's been treated, he then blurts out, the least you could have done is to get some money for us, you could get some some adjure for us, and other could mean money a payment, you could also mean get some food. The point is, you will have been treated in such a rude manner.
And this home has not even given you food and drink and you are repairing their city wall.
The least you could have done is to get a payment so that we can get some food. And our profit system had said that the first time Moses said something was a genuine mistake. And then the second time he said it wasn't anger, meaning he knew he was he wasn't supposed to. And the third time as well. He didn't make a mistake. He knew there was a condition but he couldn't keep himself and that shows us the human nature of even the greatest prophets that there was a point of irritation that Moosa reached and so he said, We're tired, we're hungry, you could have at least gotten some food for us. So Heather says Paula had a baby with a neck now is where we're gonna have to split up. You
put this condition on me. I didn't put it on you. You put it on me three strikes and I'm out either had that fit off. Kobe knew about Nick. Now that we're going to separate Sona Buca between him and him that's the idea he Sabra. Now I will inform you the interpretation of all that you did not have patience to be quiet about Safina as for the ship for candidly.
Sakina Yama, Luna filled by her, it belong to a group of poor people who are working in the ocean, which means they're fishermen, which means they're fishermen. And by the way, this also shows us a point of zakarpattia, which we're going to talk about in a few days, Allah says that these were Misaki, who owned the ship. And owning a ship is a very expensive item. But still, they're called masakan. And this shows us that you can be miskeen and have some possession if those possessions don't give you enough to live off of. So most likely, the ship was owned communally by a group of them. And even though the ship itself is worth a lot of money, still, they're barely struggling,
because the ship is not going to give you investment unless you work on it. And you heart You work hard and long hours. And this shows us the difference between 48 and miskeen. 48 is the one who doesn't own anything. And miskeen is the one he owns something but it's not enough to make take care of his needs. And we're gonna get back to this point, and the fifth of zyk app. But this is the point here, I'll call them Misaki, even though they own the ship. So I'm a Safina mechanically masakan. It belonged to these poor people, they were working in the ocean. So I wanted to cause some destruction caused some defect in it. Why? Because behind them was a king, that was confiscating
costs by means to confiscate that was confiscating every single ship. So the story then is very simple. There was an evil king. And for whatever reason, he wants to expand his naval force or whatever, he wants lots of ships, and he's going one town after another. And this is the way of the tyrants and the evil people, they simply take at will. And so he was taking every ship that was usable. So how did he put he doesn't destroy the ship, he puts a defect, the ship is now non serviceable, so that King would have come, he would have confiscated every single ship in that city in that port, every single ship, except for that one ship that belonged to these Misaki. And so by
putting a defect in it, Allah subhanho wa Taala actually saved it. And this shows us a very profound point here. And that is that can you imagine how the fishermen would have felt when they discovered their ship has been damaged? And can you imagine their anger at these two strangers whom they were charitable to, they agreed to put on their ship? And it turns out that these two strangers actually caused them harm. Can you imagine how much fuming and how much their their anger would have been? We were generous to them, and this is how they repay their generosity to us. Now, can you imagine that anger, what would have happened as soon as the King comes and starts confiscating every ship except
for theirs? What would have happened? Immediately, they would have said it 100 Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala protected our ship instantaneously, that anger would have turned to thanks. And this shows us the wisdom that How did alayhis salam he Allah azzawajal told him to do and some people have pointed out a very beautiful point here. The Messiah keen these poor people. They were generous with their ship.
And because of their generosity, they agreed to carry these two strangers. They didn't know them. They didn't take a pay. They don't have any money to get in can't even get food, right, hold it and loose. They can't even buy food. They didn't take they were genuinely nice. They were generous. What are they generous with their ship? What did Allah do? The very instrument of their generosity was protected by Allah subhana wa Tada. What do we learn from this, you want to protect your wealth, give it peace of eating that you want to protect your car, your money, be generous with it, do with it, what Allah wants you to do, and what will happen? Allah subhana wa tada will protect it. The
very instrument of their generosity, which was the ship became something that Allah saved because of that generosity. And there are so many a hadith and is about this of them is the famous Hadith of the Prophet system in which he said that in one of the previous nations, there was a man who was wanting water to come on his land, he saw the rain come and he's hoping is going to come on his land. And as soon as it's above his land, he hears an angel from the heavens cry out, no, not here that land, not on this guy's not the other guy's land. So the man follows the cloud, what is happening? How come I don't get any water? He followed the cloud, where is it going? And as soon as
it got to that other land, it starts to rain. So he asks the farmer on that land. Can you explain to me what is the secret here? He tells him all that he heard and he said, What is that? Why is it that is on your land and not on mine? So he said the only thing I can think of is, every time I harvest my crops, one third of it, I feed my family with this is my
income and sustenance, one third I need to reinvest maintenance of the farm. And one third I give feasts of Eden lab. Now one third By the way, that is a lot, one third, one third who amongst us gives one third of our wealth feasibly the law, but the man was saying if there's anything I can think of is because one third I give these a beat Allah Subhana Allah what is that show? Because he was giving one third piece of either Allah, Allah subhana wa Taala provided him manifold multiple more of what he would have gotten. He thinks he's giving a third. But by giving a third Allah gives him 10 times more what he would have gotten if he hadn't given that third. And there is another edit
that proves this as well, that once there was a rich businessman in the Medina, and he had a blood of blood brother, and that brother was a student of knowledge meaning he was on the sofa, he would live with the process him and learn his ideas and be with him all the time. And, you know, be involved with the academic side of Islam. So one day the brother who's the businessman, he came complaining to the Prophet, so I sent him and he said Yasuda law, my brother, he eats my food. And he basically shares my table, and he doesn't help me at all in my business. So basically, he's accusing of being a freeloader, right? My brother doesn't do anything I take care of him. And he
doesn't help me out. Our profits are Sam said la laka tourism comin actually he, maybe Allah is making you wealthy and rich, because of him. La La katusa come in actually, here you are complaining that you have to take care of your brother. And you don't even realize the reason you're rich is because you're taking care of somebody who is servicing Islam. Subhana Allah Think about this, right? This is exactly the point that we learned from this story, that when they were generous with what Allah subhanho wa Taala gave them that very instrument of their generosity, Allah subhana wa tada made it even more. And also another point here, and this is one of the main themes of all of
these three stories, and we're going to have a whole section is all about other in three, four days, the issue of other and accepting other, we don't know the future, the fisherman would have been so angry, that how come our ship is destroyed. But a law has a plan, and Alon knew it was for their best interest that the ship be damaged and allows other works in ways that is beyond our understanding. Next time we face a calamity of a financial nature, a calamity, the damage or an accident or anything of this nature. Let us remember this story. And let us realize Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best maybe if I had done this or that maybe this would have happened. And there are
so many stories even to this day. I don't want to mention fables or legends alumnos or any, but there are so many stories that I myself have read of acquaintances and whatnot that they were in a minor accident, let's say and because of this, they were delayed for some issue. And because they were delayed, they were saved from a much bigger calamity, much bigger calamity. And at the time when the accident happened, they're frustrated, they're irritated. Anyone would have been that why is this happening? But Allah has a wisdom that it is better for them that this has stalled them. This has delayed them. And I say remind myself and all of you have is a very simple fact of life
will love you brothers and sisters, every one of us we have gone through our ups and downs of life. Every one of us have had problems and issues financial and this and that where you are today. You would not be here had it not been for those problems 510 15 years ago, where you are today. You would not be here had you not had those barriers placed back then. And Allah subhana wa tada knew that for you to be here right now you have to cross those barriers. When those barriers happened at the time they might have been the biggest calamity How come I didn't get this job? How come this happened? Maybe you it was like the as if the end of the world but if we were patient and we put our
trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhana wa Taala blessed us with something that was better than that. This is the first of the three stories and inshallah we will continue the second and the third one and inshallah as we said, In a few days we'll do the Zakat seminars was sent Mr. Mohammed to Lahore Baraka