Channel: Yasir Qadhi
Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi discusses the story of the man with the two gardens which is mentioned in Surah Kahf. Through this story, Allah gives us the parable of this world with the Akhirah. The story gives us the lesson that the ultimate world is the hereafter.
This story is about the fitnah of the pleasures of this world which caused the man with two gardens to be arrogant and undeterred by the presence of the actual Jannah in the Hereafter. The man falsely believed that all his wealth was his effort and good luck and that he was better than his friend.
Allah says that his arrogance and delusion is what brought him down and the destruction of the garden is the ultimate proof of that. Because of his belief that his wealth would remain in continuity, he remained ignorant and so involved in this world that he made the mistake of even assuming that he would get even something better in the actual Jannah too since Allah has been happy with him.
But he is humbled by his friend who reminds him of the feebleness of this creation and how temporary it is. He also admonishes him for indulging in Shirk by taking credit for his garden. Rather it was Allah alone who could give the creation whatever he chose to give.
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the story of the two men.
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because the purpose of the law while he was there
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on the day,
new shiny from him until the next Friday. So
you'll be reading every single Friday. And as we read, the sooner you will come across this story in the store that was recited
the story of the two men and the two parts of the story that
are given to us of the parable of dystonia, with regards to the
story of Israel with regard to the example of the
is a parable of dystonia, and its relationship to the
kink in the life of this world and prefer it over the life of the actor. And the story revolves around two men and
these two men, brothers, from the children
and given the story,
to remind us that this world is in fact a temporary world and the real life.
So Allah subhana wa, tada starts off by saying, what would you
give students the example the parable of two men?
Imagine one of these two men, these two brothers
gave to garden
he gave them to garden is meant to garden of grapes,
around into gardens of great
trees up the bars.
And between these two
other types of goods, other types of conservation.
So here is a person who has been arrested with a lot of
good luscious art. And the fruits of these gardens are green, and green, very delicate and a very precious, it is not easy. It is expensive. So it is a very
on top of this around
all these countries,
which is like a protection for the delicate grapefruit in between the grape, it needs some protection around. So around the
large Country, Country, they're strong
and they have a shield. So the two gardens
are protected by a barrier.
Both of these two parties would give the support and they will never be deficient.
And this is in contrast to what is well known amongst the farmers that one year.
deficient they will always get the maximum produce that was capable for them to do.
So how did you get this one
Do you have to dig trenches? Did you have to get water by himself? Did you have to depend on the rain? No.
We made rivers in the middle of
the woods, the water was coming without lifting a finger. Everything was prepared. It was
not just any food, but a very delicate, very precious.
And this delicate precious food in between these two garden was under cultivation.
And surrounding this
crop of grapes and other foods was the barrier, the protection barrier of the country, strong, tall, towering and protecting the delicate.
And on top of all of this, because getting the food,
the food produce, everything is coming to him. And he doesn't have to lift a finger, the water the rivers, not just one, but many rivers are flowing through his garden. So even the irrigation is coming through his garden, he doesn't have to do anything.
And the meaning is that he had other riches, besides
that he had riches, all the riches that you can think of why children versus poverty, gold, silver, everything you can think of he was given this as well. And I love
wasn't so much
what was the result of this.
He told his brother while he was having a conversation with him,
I have more money than you and more children.
I am better than you
have more property than I have more luxury than I have more money than you. Therefore I have veterans.
So his property, his garden,
they need him.
They look down on other people
to feel superior upon what you really want, so that you have a condescending attitude.
So he became arrogant because of the
He entered his garden, and he was only doing
so he held on to his brothers. And he's showing him the garden posting.
he was not anyone else he was being
he was walking
along lot. It's not our Muslim brother, it only marked himself.
He said I don't think that this garden of mine will ever perish.
So this was another thing.
I don't think that this garden will ever perish. As long as I leave, I will have discarded it will never be taken away from me until I die.
In other words, he thought that he has full control over the garden. The burqa was his position.
He was the one that bought it. He was the one that made sure everything was fine and proper. Therefore he has full control over the device.
And he thought that just because
at this point
that that alone would continue to give them the garden
that alone always with his property and money.
That the one who gave him to garden was also the
other describes his arrogance when he is boasting that his brother and he says and he says that this will adapt
and I don't think
we'll get along love that he has to this world so much love. He says I don't think
I don't think
this is my garden. I don't need to build my gym. Therefore I don't need any adjustments.
I don't think that there will ever be
They become a small gentleman
in his little garden, that he neglected that
he didn't care about.
even if I have returned to my Lord. In other words, supposing hypothetically theoretically, if there is a day of judgment,
even if there is a day of judgment,
and I returned to my Lord, I will find something better than this
puppy. He, he brought, that just because he had property in this studio, just because we have money, honor, procedure, well, wives, children, horses, fruits, whatever, this was a sign an indication that,
therefore, even if I will go back alone, and you will give me something better than
Even if I come back tomorrow
means you have more and more,
until finally, he denied, he denied.
And he said, even if there is a day of judgment, even if I'm trying to a lot, I will find something better than discard.
We have seen this poor soul, how
much he loved until it became his real agenda. And he forgot the agenda. He didn't care about the agenda. And we have he tried to become
trying to show him that
he has more money than him. So what was the response of
this person? Did he feel?
Did you feel that he must also start earning money and enter the rat race, and have a bigger house and a better car and a more beautiful wife and more children and a bigger bank account that this person
is competitive in back to him and said to him while you're having a conversation with him,
rejected as you denied, the one that created you from just
a drop of a sperm?
How can you be
the one that created you from just can resurrect you from business once again?
And how can you be so arrogant into people pretending that you want everything and you will?
Just Have you forgotten at your desk? And have you forgotten that you will not be
embarrassed to show to people wash it away? Embarrassed that this is on your boat? This is your origin?
do you not remember your origin?
That he was
he fashioned a perfect man
can refresh you again?
if you did that as
you can do whatever you want, but your attitude will not affect
you will not swayed by what
and this is how
It is not swayed by the culture surrounded by the society.
The movement is upon us. So
if you are a rock
what's shifted this man that other person has to say I will never to achieve
the shift that the first
was that he forgot that a loss of power
And he thought that the gardens were in old garden, from his old power from his old property,
that he had full control over the garden
is making himself a God.
He made himself
his status. Rather, he said, this is all mine, and it will never go away, will never be taken away from it.
I got it, I heard it.
This was the
other person said, it was the brother, I will never
forget getting angry, after warnings or punishments Have a look at reminding him of his lonely creation.
he makes the person and he also tells him what to do to get out of
it is not always harsh, does not always mean
it might be.
But that, but that means
so he says, Well, why not? Why not?
When you enter your garden,
you say whatever.
his garden was, it was not my will, there is no power except the power of Allah It was.
It was the power of
To use the blessings that are given you to come closer to Allah.
thank Allah for the blessings, worship and because
instead of using your using your blessings to be a barrier between you and the same, use the same gender to come closer to
Allah, Allah worship Allah, Masha
Masha, Allah, whatever occurs, discard
to get my wealth and my
use the proceeds to come
and don't use the proceeds to come between.
So if you've made him feel guilty and scared, he also encouraged you what to do. And now
if you think that I am less
than you in money and property, and notice it is not really any big complex here, because he knows that the treasure is far more precious than the treasure.
So he doesn't feel
he doesn't feel resonance with others.
But if you think that I am less than you in money and property
in many children,
it is possible that my daughter will give me better than yours.
It is possible right now you are boasting that you have a better gender. the better part of that is, it is possible that Allah, Allah will give me a better agenda than yours is not.
So for sure,
perhaps you will live the rest of your life having a vision.
But because of your I am certain that eventually
a veteran of the
that he will set upon, upon both of it's a punishment from the sky.
It will become a very bad
thing you are boasting about your agenda. You are boasting about your garden. Do you not presume Do you not think that I was capable of destroying
it pressure can come down from the sky and this garden
will become a flat land, a barren land all of these holes able to protect you
All of your precious foods will be destroyed, all of your rivers will be run
down into the
river, you will never be able to find a way out.
Be careful, cautious
about your money and your wealth, it is possible
to destroy all
the water, supply precious water to the rivers that supplies precious water
it is possible to destroy
the ground and you will not be able to
respond to it.
Responding to threats
and notice how
nothing to do with it. Because a lot because he boasted the peace of mind. This is all mine.
This is yours, dude. How can you protect your
garden surrounded by what by the punishment of love.
And in these two words, allegedly imagine how the disruption occurs. But it is sufficient for us as it is so easy for me.
Unless there's five or six or seven verses describing the agenda.
And only two words
to show you the power and the majesty of all of this arrogance is.
So he started to wring his hands. Because of the money that gets spent for the purchases. You can imagine these cards were very, very expensive. Now they're being destroyed
destroyed. So he started
in all of these gardens.
And he said to me, that,
to me, it is
As usual, the person wakes up after it's too late after the punishment comes.
And this is the way of the average person.
Until when that comes to him, he says
send me back one more time.
After it's too late, he realized
he was being destroyed from the very
disrespect that nothing
and he was saying to me, that I did not come with a loss
and there was no protection.
And he was not helped by anyone. All of his arrogance was not protected.
There was no army that could prevent.
nothing was able to
he was able to help him in the protection of discernment because the punishment of a lot has come down like a lesson
or punishment is not taken away from the people that are the one towards the lovers will that they will be punished. Nothing will be able to turn away from them.
This is where the protection of the law is really short.
When the punishment of the law comes down,
then you will see the real real protection or protection.
As property and possessions will save.
to return to the venture. Going back to this is the story of the person
What are some of the benefits that we can derive from destroy? First, let's look at the mistakes of the person who owns the garden, let us see what mistake he fell into.
His first mistake
status garden, that the town's house is part of
the criteria for being better
if I have more money and more property,
I have more money than he thought.
is not really
given to the capital
to give it to them
is not designed that
you can be the worst
and have all
and used to
do they think that we are increasing the money and poverty for no reason?
we are getting rid of
the doctor whatever it is he does, he will get back to that on the Day of Judgment.
And the way that you'll get it back
think that we are increasing their good
for their own good, no,
rather than just for their own evil.
Do not let them
think that we are giving extra money we're giving an extra for their own good for their own
these goods and
they will in return for the goods
and everything a person does. He's either an old woman and he helps her
he smile for the young person whatever,
that even the company will be rewarded for it.
And how will you get
the money, the status, the power the bank account the houses so
that we are giving you this money for no reason. Yo
my money all the money that I had was
it didn't bring me anything. Because now I
have this money.
this was the first
he became so involved
with his garden
and he thought that
that alone will continue to me.
This will never be taken away from me.
Just because I have good health.
The ones that need to be put
And that is when you
take advantage of five things before
and your money
it will not last forever.
the third mistake he fell into
was that he designed to be
so involved in he become with his little agenda of this world. He felt he had no need for the agenda.
the agenda is the agenda.
I don't need the agenda.
Even though we
ask ourselves, how many hours of each day do we spend building our agenda?
And how many hours each day? Do we spend?
Every one of us 24 hours extra,
every single one of us
how many hours are we spending to build?
And how many hours are we spending to build the agenda?
Because you will be accountable,
you will be accountable.
But actions speak louder than words.
or actions speak louder than our words. If we truly believe in the Day of Judgment, if we truly believe in the agenda of the
to ensure that we're able to take the footsteps
in this world, all of our cars, or houses, or wife, or children, or health, our bank accounts, our jobs yet all of us spending
or striving and spending time and spending money and spending efforts to achieve the agenda.
The process of
being in this world, like a traveler,
because that is what you're going to be
up here temporarily in the real gender, religion as a real option, the real life will come to you after you
after you are restricted.
So don't get involved.
This was the third mistake,
the fourth mistake that this person
just because I was
just because I have a good garden, I have good property good well,
this is a sign this is an indication that unless
therefore even if there is a bit of just
that, even if I go back to Allah, I will find something better, I will find something very different.
believing that just because he had a junior, this was an indication that
the fact I have so much money, it's clearly
Do you know that the treasure of the man, the treasure of
the treasure of
the legend is far more expensive, and far more precious.
The two guardians
are you comparing?
If you want to see
And this will show you
giving of the blessing of the blessing of EMA is greater than the blessing of life. Because a lot of
the lights will be used against them.
So the first thing that is greater than the blessing of one's life. So think about
how much he loved you. And if you don't have much, if we don't have
increases and decreases is increased by
any food that we can do.
Any evil that we do
So, you want to do
the richest people
and this was the person
that just because a lot of
material possessions, that meant that
we can benefit
we can benefit from it,
especially moving into society and culture, we are where we are surrounded by
surrounded by dangers and enemies, we are surrounded by socialism and capitalism, we are surrounded by
many of us
luxury vehicles with
look at this man
rejects it, because he realized the real treasure was a treasure of the real blessing with the blessing of the man. So, he did not feel an inferiority complex
he did not feel
rather he realized
especially for example,
and you have some status with
it, because it is
what can you
look at the
anguish showing some anger shows them gently
reminding him of the real
issues and then
that will destroy your agenda.
Whatever the situation is, is very attractive with
expect in the fear
of causing to become scared.
What's the word you
when you will have to respond to a rock that you hit a break that you were eating
help you use the gym just the different methodology just that this person is
using different tactics to
and you're also
and you always tell them to
you have to be practical.
You have to know first of all,
stop bidding your contracts
just like this person.
also teach him and show him.
So, these are some of the benefits that we can
and the primary the primary
is the fact that the real treasure, the real
of cars, and houses,
and wives and children,
they were happy.
The world The world is
the Department of
have assured you that every single one of us sitting here today,
time will come when you will not be walking
when you will not be wearing the clothes that you want, you will not be leaving the house
when you will not be driving the car.
And there'll be nothing between him and
so don't be deceived by the lack of discipline. Don't be deceived.
Don't fall into the trap of materialism. Always remember the vehicle
by the money that allows you to obtain the asset. And don't forget your portion of the
Don't forget your portion of this. But the main emphasis should be
the real genuine
genuine the life of the asset.
from destroy Earth
without a shower,
Okay, so the first edition was said with regard to
in Jewish Christian sources is that that those believes in these marriages and don't reject them.
Rather than we believe in
the Old Testament, the New Testament
in the books of the Jews and Christians, there are three categories. The first category is that we can also pass
the second is that
the fact that
because one of the jokes to be killed and then he can have sex with his wife
And the third category is that which is not in
cases and what happened and what didn't happen, most of it did not.
as long as you mentioned,
good question, what I said was, he didn't make any efforts to take care of the garden, he didn't need to, because the garden the cultivation was perfect, the water was running through it. But unless it was out of
the money that you spent to buy into purchases, and also the money that was spent in maintaining
money, however, the amount of effort was needed for the garden because it was in perfect structure. But still, it was an expensive,
between the two. So it wasn't a lot of effort to get the
in buying this property, and that's
for all the money that gets spent in getting
say that it is possible, it is possible that this person repented during his lifetime. Why? Because Allah gave him the punishment while he was alive. He thought,
well, there's a possibility that
take that opportunity in this life, what happened? But there is a possibility that this person,
Mr. Deacon, and he saw right in front of his eyes,
there is a possibility that is hard to keep.
And there is no
evidence that it might be true, it might not be true.
No, it can be inferred from the concept that he made the person meet
the garden be destroyed.
This is the image that is given in the forum. So this is not something that is excellent. But it is implicit in the context of
that as soon as the Muslim
and he was seeing destruction of the garden
and the garden
So this is pretty impressive.
But by the contrast in the situation
The question is that I have a difficulty, for sure.
Especially the sooner people start talking immediately,
obviously, the worse the
don't make your houses
so you're supposed to be accepted
into the house,
in general, inside this house,
inside your house,
even if you don't have any,
is better to meet up in production and to go the extra mile in your house
to talk about worldly affairs.
One of the signs of a vision is that people will talk about
talk about suffering.
Right, that is why you're not supposed to buy and sell things. You're not supposed to
I lost my my car.
fact, it is a place of worship and you are not supposed to talk about
experts in marriage.
For example, a Muslim
or something and the Muslims altogether, the announcements are usually of a religious nature. Don't make any announcements that we have
there will be a religious talk next week, next Saturday person is coming to find out so because of this and it was in fact about
getting together and in fact,
when there was an important matter
affecting the Muslim army is
related to the security of
to the community, this local community that if you don't announce it,
so the person may choose
those that are
Was he a profit?
Firstly, realize that there are certain personalities
we do not know for sure whether they are profits or not, because there is nothing explicit about them. Therefore, is not allowed to test people based upon this.
ABC should not cause any problems.
This type of issue has not been explicitly mentioned.
person or one? Therefore, anyone.
Anyone hold it up.
It should not cause any problems.
In my opinion, the stronger opinion
firstly, the fact that
when he said there is no one that is more knowledgeable than me on the face of the earth, Allah said, No, you should not. There is someone that
can be more knowledgeable than
he must have been a prophet of Allah Central.
The chapter of the chapter.
is an island
was the first person in humanity to talk
for the sake of knowledge. Secondly, when he went to public,
to go to a vote, and
this is how
to kill a human being
is just something you can do what he can do, and Adam can do the greatest if he were to do this. This also
a lucky permission.
That they came to that he was about to talk.
And he said that their father was a pious person. And I just heard that their children when they grow up
So if you look at historical
conventions, many of them if you look at the evidence
a profitable lesson.
But like this is someone disagree?
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issue here, most people say that he was a pirate. The question was, was he a prophet or not?
Most of them he was not a problem because there's nothing that shows
a lot of blessings and for sure, was not
use it. He claims that Alexander the Great is the one that is mentioned.
There is no way possible. Alexander was a pagan was an idol worshippers
but for sure, he was not