The Message of The Quran #10

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Surah Yunus & Surah Hud

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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Alhamdulillah we praise the Lord the Lord of the seven heavens in the majestic throne. He it is Who is aware of what is apparent and seen and what is hidden and unknown. He fashioned Adam with his own hands and into him the spirit was blown. He created us in the wombs of our mother's clothing flesh over a bone. He sanctified for us his house in Mecca. In it is the macom of Ibrahim and the Blackstone, we praise him for having guided us and we worship him and him alone. Today inshallah Tada, we're continuing in our summary of the suitors of the Quran. And today we'll be the first time we're going to be doing two sutras so we're going to

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have to increase our pace. We're going to be doing sudo Yunus and Surah Hood and surah unison surah who the both of them are most likely late McKee surah. is maybe medieval was more of a mid Makkah but most likely late McKee surah is and by the way, Yunus hood and use of will be doing so use of tomorrow, Yunus who then use of were revealed one after another. And so they are arranged in the Quran in the same order that they came down. And so the universe consists of 109 verses, and it is around three quarters of ages. And so the universe is called pseudo universe because it mentions the people of universe that they believed in universe It is the only or the rare cases or perhaps the

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only case where a prophet was sent, and the people believed in him, the nation believed in him. And the goal of suitor Yunus is the goal of all of the consumers it is to prove that Allah subhanho wa Taala alone is worthy of worship. It is to establish the prophethood of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and it is to make the case of the author of these three are always the goals of all met consumers. But in particular in Surah Yunus there is a strong emphasis on proving the prophethood of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The surah begins by a beautiful recounting of all of us, Allah's blessings on mankind, and how the natural world and the science around us should

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be sufficient miracles for us to understand and appreciate the power and majesty of Allah, verse number four, who already Giada shamsul dia, he is the one who has made the sun a bright light a lamp and he has made the moon a new unlight and he has stationed them on a path or a course with a data human as well, he has stationed the sun and the moon to be at particular points in particular times, so that Lita mo either the sea Nina will herself, so that you may be able to count the number of years and calculate the time around you and some handle law. This is one of the many verses of the Quran that Allah azza wa jal links the sun and the moon with time, he links the sun and the moon

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with years and months. And really just think about it, these massive objects that are hurtling through space at supersonic speed. And you know, some handle me Excuse me for this tangent, but I have to say, the sun is so large, we could fit more than a million Earths into the sun. It is so massive that more than a million Earths can be fit into the sun, and yet it is moving at the astonishing rate of 140 miles a second. We don't even drive our fastest cars at that speed per hour and the sun is moving. You know, for those of in other countries that's around 250 kilometres per second, every second this massive you know ball of flame is going through the universe. And by the

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way, the moon itself is going around a third of that speed and the Sun, the Moon and the Earth are in such perfect synchronization and harmony that we do not time their accuracy. Allah is saying we derive time from their accuracy. These massive objects are going at supersonic speeds and they are so precise and an

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Other verse Allah says they don't crash into one another. In another verse, Allah says, everyone is in a perfect orbit, what power is there that can control these massive celestial objects such that they are so accurate down to a millisecond that we derive our seconds, our days, our months, our years, we derive the accuracy of our time from the movement of the sun and the moon. And this is what Allah is saying, what data whom and as it How can you deny the power of the creator of the sun and the moon of the synchronizer of all that is in the celestial heavens. And of course, the surah is one of those sewers, it's full of stories, it's a very easily understood sort of, I hope that you

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will read it beginning to end. So I just want to summarize because you have to move to the next photo as well, some powerful verses and the constant themes that are in this sutra. One of the main themes in this surah is the fact that man always remembers a lot of times of stress at times of difficulty, and then once that stress is over, they neglect a lot. Verse number 12, is especially powerful when he the missile inside a boat, when a difficulty touches when a difficulty just pinches a person, all of a sudden, he begins praying to us standing or sitting or lying down, or even aka in whatever state he is. He's constantly saying, oh, Allah help me, oh, God help me. Oh, God, save me.

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As soon as we have relieved him. Allah says in the Quran, once we lift up that adversity, he goes away. And he goes on Columbia Drona, as if he never called us even once completely forgets all about us. And Allah azza wa jal says, and this is how the deeds of the sinners appear to them, that they, when they need a law, all of a sudden they become religious. And as soon as that need is gone in their eyes, because you see, we always need a lot. It's not as if we only didn't allow when we sit when we're sick, was just the illusion that we think we need a lot more. No, we need a lot equally at every single instance of our lives. But shape on comes and causes us to forget that when we're in

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good times, we forget. And we remember Allah in the times of adversity, and as I've said already many times, once again, read this verse, Allah does not criticize, turning to him when you're in trouble. What Allah criticizes is, once we lift that trouble up, they forget all about us. And this is something we as Muslims need to be careful, we don't fall into be thankful to Allah and they always worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. This surah as well one of the constant themes it has in it is the characterization of the Quran descriptions of the Quran. The fact that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a true prophet, the fact that the Quran is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and the

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Prophet is a genuine and sincere prophet. And there are some very interesting verses verse number 16. polo shirt, Allahu Martello to say, If Allah had willed, I wouldn't have recited this book to you. And in fact, he would not even have caused it to be known to you, for Indeed, I lived a lifetime before the revelation of the Quran amongst you don't you understand? I lived a lifetime I am somebody whom you've known since you since I was a young child since I've been growing and born and born in your own societies. And the Profit System is essentially saying that I was not known for these types of ideas or these types of revelations or these types of of sayings, rather overnight.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala begins if caught up, and the most powerful recitation known to man it is being inspired to me. So the character of the prophet SAW Selim, the fact that he was not known for these types of things. It literally began overnight. This is all an indication of his sincerity and approve of the prophethood of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Verse 37 is one of the main verses that are called the verses of challenge, one that kind of had the core I know you've thought I've been doing a lot, and this Quran could never have been manufactured by anyone other than a law. And in fact, this Koran is a confirmation of what has preceded it. It is an elaboration of the book.

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There is no doubt larvae Buffy, there is no doubt in it, that it is from the Lord of Rabbil aalameen it is from the Lord of the universe. Um, Yahoo. Luna, Thoreau do they say that this is a fabrication? Verse 38? Do they say the Quran is fake? For Toby surah Timothy he say, bring one chapter like it and get the help from anybody whom you want other than Allah. If you are truthful, any time you're in doubt, dear Muslims, open up the book of Allah and read it anytime. shaitaan comes to you. Anytime you feel spiritually down. Any time any issue happens. Turn to this book. Look at what Allah says in verse 57. One of the most beautiful descriptions of the whole Koran is in

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pseudo units over here. Yeah, you harness all mankind. The Quran is not just for Muslims, all mankind.

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The Judge camarilla tomura bacon and advice has come that you touch the heart Amaury law is an advice that is heartening and advice that touches the inner soul. It's not just an academic talk a more a law is something that is going to stir your souls to the core. So a more Adler has come from home mill Rob bacon from your Lord, where she found only mafioso door and the healing for what is in the hearts a cure for the problems of the hearts were hidden and the guidance what I imagined and the mercy for the believers tell them Yasuda law, that in a laws blessings meaning the Quran and in a laws mercy, meaning the revelation of this book, they should be happy at that for it is better

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than all that they can gather and amass and hoard. Subhan Allah, Allah is saying that the Koran is a MOBA and it is a cure for what is in the heart. So anytime we have a spiritual disease, anytime we have the disease of arrogance, the disease of doubt, the disease the following our desires, any spiritual disease, the Quran is the cure for it. The Quran is going to get rid of that and that is why it is so important. We have a continual relationship with the Quran. Dear Muslims recite the Quran daily, even if it's just five minutes a day, open up the book of Allah and recited the Quran is food for our soul. Just like the food that we eat is food for our body. The Quran feeds the soul,

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it is a Shiva. It is a houda it is a guidance, it is a mercy and Allah is saying let them rejoice in the Quran, let them be happy in the Quran. It is better than all of the money that you have. It is better than everything that you have the peace you will get through the Koran, the inner satisfaction, you will get through the Quran, nothing will give that to you. The sutra also tells us versus 62 onwards, the suta tells us that there is a very high category of people as well. And this is the highest category. And these are called the Olia Allah and they're called what are what do you the ones who are allowed chosen Allah's friends, the ones whom Allah has protected? The Quran

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affirms there is this category of Odia Allah Who are they verse 62. In Olia, Allahu Allahu alayhi wa homea has no verily the chosen of Allah, they have nothing to fear, nor shall they ever grieve, who are they? Those who believe alladhina amanu those who believe what can we get to own and they had consciousness of Allah lahoma labouchere. Raphael higher to dunya well after for them will be good news in this world and happiness and good news and the hereafter as well. There is no alternating the rules of a law, the words of Allah, the Maxim's that Allah has will always prove to be true, and that is indeed the supreme victory. Now notice here subpanel another interesting point here, Allah

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says, for them is the good news in this world. And the next world for them shall be happiness, Bush law, that which will make you happy for them there is going to be happiness in this world, and in the next world. This is another very important reality of the Quran. The Quran says this in many verses, including this one, and that is the following. A lot of us unfortunately, we misunderstand religion, and we think I either choose religion, and I live a miserable life and I'll get gender, or I enjoy this dunya and I live a good life and then I'll have to suffer in hell. Do you really think that the one who chooses Allah subhanho wa Taala, that Allah will not choose him back? Do you really

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think that the one who chooses Allah will sacrifice anything? Do you really think that the one who chooses Allah will live a more difficult life than the one who has rejected Allah? Not at all, it is the righteous, who will have good in this world and good in the next Now, does this mean that if you worship Allah, that you will become a multimillionaire and you will have big houses and cars? That's not the goals of Hannah law, Since when is happiness defined by what you own and possess happiness comes from within contentment is found inside and the one who worships Allah, Allah says in the Quran, that person shall be the happiest in this world and the happiest in the next one you choose

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Allah, life becomes beautiful, the inner soul You have meaning you have purpose. There's something for you to do you feel noble, when you neglect Allah, then all the pleasures of this world all that this world has to offer will not make you even a fraction as much as the worship of Allah will make you happy. So this is what Allah is saying that to be really Kadima Tila, there is no changing the rules of a lot. What is the rule of law, one of the rules that those who are righteous will get good in this world and good in the next they shall be happy in this world and happy in the next world. The one who chooses Allah will never be sad. So this is another beautiful passage here in select

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units. We also have over here a number of stories that come the story of new Haiti his setup and then we have the story of Musa and for our

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Then we have the story of units three stories in succession, one after the other. And three examples are given the example of the people of the example of Musa and frown and the example of the people of Yunus. And it is as if Allah azza wa jal is presenting to the people of the origin three case studies, and he's asking them metaphor rhetorically is asking them which of these Do you want to be? Which of these Do you want to be the people of nor they none of them believed? And they all were drowned the people of Musa and found out, it was a back and forth and the believers were eventually saved. And what happened to that I happen to fit out and the people of Eunice verse 98 fellow can

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add Korea to an ATM and at finance via email to her Illa Koba unit. This is where the sort of gets its name from there from this verse over here. Why didn't any town believe? Why didn't they believe and they'll benefit from their faith, except for the people of Eunice when they believed we gave them blessings when they believed we gave them autonomy. We gave them blessings in this world in this dunya as well. So Allah subhana wa tada tells us very explicitly that the people of Yunus they benefited from their eemaan in this world before the next world and that is exactly what we said as well, that the one who chooses Allah azza wa jal chooses both this world and the next world and the

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one who rejects a lot rejects both this world and the next world. The last five verses of the surah they beautifully summarize the entire surah and frankly, the entire religion of Islam. Please read these verses with a great amount of care and just absorb the meaning and also listen to recitations in Arabic of these verses. They're very beautiful. The verse 104 onwards, Korea, yohannes Yasuda Allah tell mankind This is a message for all of mankind. Say all people all mankind in country official came in Dini, if you're in doubt as to what my religion is, if you're wondering, what am I saying? What am I preaching, if you're in doubt whether this religion is from Allah subhanho wa

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Taala, then no one thing I shall not worship and I do not worship, those whom you worship besides Allah, rather agudo law lady at our faculty, rather, I am worshiping a law, who shall cause you to die, who shall take your souls, and I was commanded to be of the believers. So panela before we move on, what a powerful verse, what a powerful verse, anything that you take as your God besides a law, that God has not given you life? Nor shall that God cause you to die, nor shall be resurrected to that God? Why would you worship an entity that you will not end up with after you die? You want to worship the one who will cause you to die, so that when you return to Him, Lydia telethon, and this

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also shows us one of the most important realities of religion, really all of religion? I mean, why is religion so important? Where does one begin? But one of the reasons is, religion makes sense of our life and death. Religion explains to us why we're here. You know, it's an awkward, taboo topic that people don't like to talk about, and that is death. But the Quran is very clear here that everybody is going to die. There is no one who is going to live forever. And so we need to think about what is the purpose of our life? Why are we here, who created us and what's going to happen after we die? And so our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is told to tell them that if you're any

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doubt, if you're in any doubt about my faith, if you're confused about what to my religion is about? Well, I want to tell you very clearly, my religion is about the worship of the true God, that God who shall cause you to die. And this is an indirect way to make them think that hey, you know what, that's an important question. That is the most important question. I mean, frankly, what question is more important for any human being, than to ask themselves? What is the meaning of life? And what's going to happen when I die? This is the most important question. And a lot is using this as a tactic as a tool as a psychological tool for data that hey people, hey, mankind, wake up from your slumber.

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Think about why you're here. Don't just live heedless lives day for day and just you know, living the moment like animals, no death will come to you, what have you done with your life? And what will happen after your death? So if you're in any doubt, then you should know that I worship the one who causes life and death. That's my religion, what other religion can claim that would allow

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me to an akuna Minal Muslim in what an up in what Jacqueline hanifa and I've also been commanded to dedicate my heart, my body and soul. I've also been commanded to dedicate my life to the Pure religion. hanifa a monotheist? Hanif here is what Ibrahim was called in the Quran. And Hadees means ones who turns away from anything that's distracting from Allah and he leans towards

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Allah subhanho wa Taala that is the Hanif, the one who chooses a lot over everything else so that our school is told to say in the Koran, I have been commanded to dedicate my life, my heart to my soul, my everything to the Pure religion of the worship of Allah, woman and eminent machine, and I'm never going to be of those who worship other than Allah subhana wa Tada. And then the verse the surah, concludes on those powerful verses that indeed, if Allah azza wa jal afflicts you with a calamity. Fela Kashif Allahu Allah who none can remove that calamity other than Him when you did get behind, and if Allah wants any good to come to you find out all the difficulty, none can prevent his

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blessings and grace coming from you. When a law decrease something there is no one that will come in between you see will be human yeah shadowman everybody, Allah will bless with his Rama with his grace, those whom he chooses from his servants. And indeed, he is the fool. He is the Rahim. So once again, Allah is the one. Whatever he decides happens, why would you turn to any besides Allah, if Allah wants to bless you, none can come between you and Allah as blessings. And then Allah says, You want my blessings, you will see he will be human. Yes, shadowman anybody he the servants of Allah, those who worship a lot, those are the ones who are going to get the blessings of Allah subhanho wa

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Taala. And then 108 Kalia, you Hannah say all mankind indeed for the gentleman Hakuna Rob become the truth has come from your Lord, you were in doubt, mankind did not know the correct religion. The previous religions had been corrupted, they did not have monotheism anymore, or they lost the spirit or the soul of their religion. And so now Allah is saying all mankind with the coming of Islam, the help has come. The truth has come from your Lord feminie data, funnily enough, see, whoever accepts guidance that is for your own good, Allah doesn't need you is for your own good woman, bundler. And whoever chooses to go astray. That is for indomitable Allah, He is going to straight at his own

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loss, and woman and it can be working. I am not the one who is your guardian or your boss. In other words, I'm not the one that's going to have to answer for you. It's my job to preach. It's my job to teach. And my job is to convey it is up to you to accept or not, if you accept, you're not doing me a favor, you're not doing Islam a favor. You're not doing anyone a favor other than yourself. And if you reject well, then you have to suffer the consequences, whatever. Now you have a camera back and follow what has been revealed to you from your Lord was better and be patient at all of this, you know, hostility and all of the negativity and all of the bad manners that are coming to you Be

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patient, don't resort to their level, don't stoop down to what they're doing. Always be the better of the two and be patient for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala until Allah is judgment comes, let Allah decide, let Allah take care of Allah as origin will do it for indeed, who will hydral Hackman, he is the best of all those who judge what a beautiful ending to a powerful surah. And also, as I said, the surah is relatively straightforward at a very basic level. And before we move on to sudo, who would realize that the Quran is meant to be read by everybody? Unfortunately, some of us we feel hesitant to even read the Quran, or the translation of the Koran, we are not a nobody is asking you

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to derive laws or advanced theology or no but the message of the Quran is meant for every single human being in whatever language read the translations, and you will be able to derive the basic meaning and benefit from it. Obviously, for advanced meanings, you need to go to the theory to go to to scholars fine, but a basic meaning of the Quran was meant to be understood and listened to and recited by everybody, do not hesitate to open up the book of Allah and read it. And if you have questions, then ask the scholars or consult, you know, the the trustworthy books of Tafseer of exegesis. So this is Surah Yunus. We now move on to Surah Hood. And as I said, Eunice hood and then

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tomorrow use of they were all revealed literally back to back one after the other, and they are around a year before the higit or two years before they hit it off. So it is a late makan Surah Surah who is also a late makansutra and it consists of 123 verses. And 90 of these verses are dealing with stories. In other words, around three fourths of the surah or two thirds of the suitor really is dealing with stories of the previous profits and spirit. hood is around three quarters of a juice around 15 pages or so. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam has a hadith about pseudo hood, which is eye opening. He said Shay Bettany who didn't want to have that my hair has grown white

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because of hood and the Sisters of hood and there are others who does that are considered the Sisters of hood so suited hood, suited hood. It caused our profit system to contemplate and think

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So much, and perhaps even an element of fear and worry that he said, and the story goes at once a robot got us to do zyada pseudo law or messenger of Allah, why has all your hair or not all but some of your hair gone white to have whitish hair? What happened? And so he said, Shay Yeah, but knew who don't want to hear that what I found in this surah the concerns and the contemplation about this surah it has caused my hair to go to go white. And this shows us that the surah therefore should be read especially for the focus of deriving lessons, the prophet system would read the surah and he would contemplate about it to that level. And once again, so who is a mighty surah so all of the

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motifs of MK of McKee sutras tauheed, recite and archaea are here. But in this particular case, there is a particular emphasis in the sutra, and that is to console the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to console him through the stories of the previous prophets, right? So to bring the stories of the previous prophets, and then to demonstrate to our Prophet salallahu, alayhi wasallam, that what you are facing is nothing new, that what is happening to you the stress, the pain, the grief, the rejection, the humiliation, the mockery, the sarcasm, the Islamophobia, it is nothing new. And so through the stories of the previous prophets, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he is being

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reaffirmed. And therefore we go back to a point I said, two, three days ago, that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam really was perturbed by what people said about him simply because when a person is true, and honest and good, and then somebody comes in accuses your character, it really does hurt. It's something that everybody knows that when somebody says something about your character, that is a blatant lie, that is a false hood. And the Prophet system was the purest of the pure, and they are accusing him of the worst of the worst. They're accusing him of lying about Allah, what an evil what's an evil accusation. And of course, our Prophet system is troubled. And so Allah reveals

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this surah and in verse number 12, Allah Subhana, WA tada mentions that he the Prophet system is stressed out that he is worried about what the people are saying, and he wants to bring the miracle, he wants a treasure to come down so that he can prove to them that he's a prophet, he wants an angel to come and just make sure that everybody believes in him. Then Allah says, in unterminated, your job is that of a warner, my job is to take care of this, I know what I'm doing your job, you are a surah, Allah is to preach to them, and I know what I'm doing, and I'm not going to send that type of miracle down that they want. Because again, as I explained in previous lectures, the miracles around

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us and the miracle of the Quran is all that we need. The miracles around us prove that there is a God. And the miracle of the Quran proves that that God is a law and that the religion is Islam. It's that simple, really, it's that simple. All of what we need to prove, we can prove with these two ways those who don't believe in God, look around you. If this is not enough of a sign, nothing is going to prove to you there's a God, you believe in a God which God is the right God, which religion is the right religion, the Quran is enough of an evidence as this surah and the previous surah mentions here, and in this surah as well, verse 120, Allah explicitly explains why the surah is

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coming down. At the very end, Allah explains the whole motif of the surah. We're cool. And now Pasquale, come in and buy a rosary man with a b2b Heath, who are jack, and all that we are narrating to you of all of these stories. Remember, two thirds of the surah is stories, the bulk of the surah is stories. So Allah is saying, all that we're narrating to you from the stories of the previous prophets. It is to strengthen your faith, it is to make you firm who can help you the truth has come to you in this and the lesson. And the reminder for the believers, we need to read the stories of the Koran, the stories of the Quran, are the best of all stories. And by the way, so so the universe

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pseudo hood, they're building up to suit our use of which we're going to discuss discuss tomorrow. And so the use of is the best of all stories in the Koran. So please read through the use of before I give my lecture, because we're going to be summarizing the entire surah in one episode, and I want you to know the surah. Before we start that summary, so Yunus, who the use of they're all about majority of them about stories and use of is essentially the entire chapter is a story. Everything is a story. And this is now building up to that and Allah is saying we're narrating to the stories of the previous messengers to strengthen your heart. Reading the stories of the Quran is one of the

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biggest Eman boosters reading the stories of the Quran. We need to teach our children these stories. We need to read these stories ourselves. Even the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his email went up because of the stories. What do you think is going to happen to us? And of course there are many stories. We're going to summarize them right now. The longest

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story in this surah and in fact, the longest story about this prophet in the whole Koran occurs right here. And that is the story of no Holly his Salaam, the story of Noah and the boat and the flood, it is never mentioned in as much detail it is it is meant as it is mentioned here, and we heard our party recite these beautiful verses. And one of the things we learn from this story verse number 26, the people who rejected nor they said, woman Raka Tabak, larina hora de Luna, we find the people who are following you are the lowest amongst us. They're the lowly class. One of the reasons why they rejected the truth of the Prophet Noah, is because the people who followed were not rich,

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they were the socially economically disenfranchised, and what we learn from this truth and success, nobility, blessings are not based upon social status and privilege. They're not based upon wealth and power and fame and grandeur. Not at all. These people who followed no Halley's Sanam, they were the ones who were last saved. They were the ones who shall enter agenda. They were the ones who got a large reward, and the rich and the elite, what happened to them, it is, you should never ever criticize a person because of their social background because of their class because of anything of this nature. Anybody who criticizes another person because of this, they are truly walking in the

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footsteps of the rejecters of the prophets. You don't criticize somebody because they are not wealthy, frankly, anybody who criticizes another because of their socio economic status, that is the person who should be criticized, the one who is arrogant, the one who thinks themselves better, the one who rejects the truth, that is the person worthy of criticism, generally speaking, it is the poor, it is the humble who have been the followers of the prophets, and they shall inherit the highest abode. Those are generally speaking, I'm not saying obviously, some people, Allah bless them with wealth, and they are righteous Alhamdulillah that's great. But generally speaking, the bulk of

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righteous people, you will find them amongst those who are not in the elite of society. And this is something that is mentioned throughout even the people have not made fun of the followers of nor hand said, these are the low class amongst us. You can say whatever you want in the eyes of Allah, low class and high class is not decided by which zip code you live in. It's not decided by the size of your house or by the model of your car. It is decided by your piety and taqwa and that is the real treasure of this world and of the next world. Also, in the story of Noah, we learn that no matter what you do, you cannot take precautions against the color of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the

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son of Noah, he thought, Oh, if I climb a high mountain, I will be saved. Subhana Allah How foolish Moore says to his son called Allah our symbol leiomyomas umbrella Illa Rahim Noah said, none can save themselves from the command of Allah except the one whom Allah azza wa jal has shown mercy, your deeds. You cannot outwit Allah, how foolish are you? You're going to challenge a law. I mean, Subhana Allah, it's never going to work. So if you want to be saved from the punishment of a law, you can only be saved from a loss punishment by turning to a loss of Hannah what Allah Allah azza wa jal will protect you from Allah subhanho wa Taala either none can protect from Allah other than

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Allah and this is what Noah is telling his son you're not going to be protected by your tactics as well. And of course, beautiful passage is about the flood and about the the the the boat and everything and by the way for the record, as Muslims, we don't necessarily believe in a global flood. It could also have been regional the Quran does not mention a global flood. It's something found in the Bible. As for the Quran and Sunnah. It does not mentioned that the whole earth was immersed, but it could have been a regional flood that destroyed the people of Norway, and no honey Hassan and his people were saved in the boat. And also notice in the Quran that Allah subhana wa

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tada mentions about the boat and how beautiful is this that Allah tells us that Noah and his people, they praise the law. And they mentioned Allah's name when they came on to the ship verse 41, will call Yakubu fee have Bismillah he and they they were told to ride on it. Bismillah Himeji they have one more Sangha that they praise Allah and they say Bismillah when they got onto the boat, in sudo moon verse 28, they are told to thank Allah when they're riding the boat for either Stairway to enter on American Idol fool Keifa por el hamdulillah when you are now riding on the full say Alhamdulillah and then Allah says when you're about to get off the boat, then also make dua to Allah

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that against you remotely known that worker rugby and zeleni moons Allah Mubarak and that oh my lord allow me to disembark from the boat in a blessing disembarkation. So to is the believer that

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Every step of every journey, the beginning and the middle and the end, at every single step, you mentioned Allah, you ask Allah blessing, you make dua to Allah subhana wa Tada, nothing that you do, except that you mentioned Allah, you begin with Bismillah. And you praise Allah, and then you end with the Baraka and the Tao of Allah, Allah subhana wa Tada. And when you do so your whole life will be transformed to a life of blessings. We learned this as well, from the story of joy, it is seldom, the next story in this surah is the story of who'd. And we've just had a story of, of who does well in the previous and here we repeat another story. And this one, one of the points that we can learn

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in verse 52, that way I call Mr. Fuller have become that who is teaching his people to seek forgiveness from Allah and repent to Allah, and what happens when you repent to Allah, you to see this, Mr. Aleykum, that Allah will send the rain upon you, where is it, written in a cool way to come and allow will add strength to your more to your, to your already strong presence. What this verse shows is that is still far brings about a lot of blessings in a worldly sense as well, explicitly saying a style federal law has been linked with an increase in wealth and power staff for the last offered a lot of stuff for a lot. Our profits of the law, while he was seldom would say, is

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still far more than 70 times a day. And he was the least human being who needed to say it compared to us, right, he was the least who needed to say it. And he said it the most. So when we increase in our is still far, who is teaching his people and a lot is teaching us that is still far brings about a loss blessings in this world before the next world in the story of slavery. And his people, women we learn something also very interesting that one sided begins preaching to them. And he tells them to worship Allah and leave their evil ways for 62 verse 62, of the of the of the surah, that they express their disappointment. And they say that yesterday, Quinta de Namur, Jew, one cobbler hada,

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you were somebody, we we put so much hope in you before you started this new phase of yours, we thought you to be a bright, intelligent young person, and yet you are preaching this. And Subhanallah dear Muslims, it is so so sad to see this ad is attitude amongst believers in a law we understand this attitude amongst rejecters of a law. How can a Muslim who sees his son or daughter want to pray want to become more religious? How can a spouse who sees you know the husband and wife want to you know, do something extra? And they're not doing it? How can they react in a similar manner that are You foolish? I don't want you to become some religious fundamentalist. And I'm not

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talking about you know, the one who's going literally radical and militant. Obviously, there is a red light, but somebody who wants to pray somebody who wants to read the Koran, somebody wants to learn Islamic knowledge, somebody wants to live a modest and and a decent life. How can any Muslim ooh Billa make fun of that, or express disappointment when a son wants to become religious? The father says, Oh, we had so much hope in you, I would have been now you are acting right now. Like the people who rejected saw there and they say to salia we had so much hope in you what better thing to do, what better reason to have hope in somebody who chooses Allah subhanahu wa tada and the

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religious and the religion of Allah over other things. And of course, I must add here, obviously, there are definitely red lines that there is something called fanaticism and overzealousness. We're not talking about that. We're talking about mainstream, you know, practicing Islam wanting to pray five times a day wanting to demonstrate Islam in your personal life. There are those people out there who believe they are embarrassed if their son or daughter if their husband and wife if the relative becomes a good Muslim, and they feel a sense of awkwardness, and they are acting like the people who rejected a lot. Be careful about this. Don't say what the people of solid said decided,

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rather embrace and say Al Hamdulillah, we thank Allah subhanho wa Taala that you have chosen a path that is maybe even better than the path you are upon and let there be an example for you. The next story in the surah verse 69 onwards is Ibrahim alayhis. Salam, and the good news that he shall be given his hat woman what is happening is that not only are you going to be a father or Ibrahim, you're going to be a grandfather as well. What a beautiful blessing. Ibrahim is already 120 years old. He's very old. He's lost. The generally speaking at that age, you know, we're men and women. I mean, they used to live long lives back then. So they have gone beyond the age of reproduction.

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Right. So when they are told the news is the mother of his house that is Saba alayhis salaam, Sara, when she hears the angels, she laughs she goes up was this possible for a cat we she loves? How is this even possible and so the

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Angels say even after it's hard, you're going to be have your code you're going to be a grandmother. She said, how is this going to happen? And verse 73, Allah says, are sorry, the angels say, call to attack JVM amarilla. Are you expressing how amazement at the will of Allah? Are you expressing amazement that you're not wondering how can a lot do this? And from this, we learn that miracles can and do happen all the time. Sometimes a miracle happens, and we don't even realize it is a miracle. So we should never give up our hope. Never give up hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala, giving us what we want. If we continue to make dua for whatever we want, no matter how impossible somebody says, it

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is in sha Allah, Who to Allah, we will get the DA responded to in some manner, even if what we asked for is not given to us. Allah will bless us with something equivalent to it, or better than it that he knows we need. So we continue making dua, Ibrahim and Sarah we're making dua, and they are past the age of having children Subhanallah, they're continuing to make dua, and until technically they cannot have children, meaning from a normal biological standpoint, and Allah says, oh, now you're the answer. And Sarah, she's making the art for maybe 8090 years, she's making dua, and she's like, what to now how and Allah saying, Don't worry, it can happen Allah subhanho wa Taala can do it. And

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the point is, perhaps, the miracles will happen. But even if they don't happen the way that we want, making dua will bring about some blessing and good as our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the next

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the next story in the surah is the story of loot, and, and the story of the people of loot, and we know the crimes and the evils that they did. And we know that Allah subhana wa tada punished them, by sending upon them. The other were the punishment from the heavens. And in verse 77 onwards, we learn another very important lesson. And that is, those who side with evil, and those who support evil, even if they don't commit it, or are considered to be amongst the people of evil. The big lesson from this story is the wife of loot, the wife of loot, the wife of loot, was not somebody who engaged in those crimes, she did not practice the crimes of the people of loot, but her heart was

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with her people. And she wanted to help her people. And she was the one who went out and said to the people, there are some young men. She didn't know they were angels. There are some young men, they're exceedingly handsome. And so the townspeople wanted to do what they wanted to do. And Lord is saying, I wish Carla and Debbie

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are we looking at parlo unable to attend? Or are we looking at Luke is all alone. And he does not even know these young men that are with him are actually angels. He thinks they're just visitors will have come to talk about Islam and you know, righteousness and whatnot. And the townspeople surround the house and route is so distressed. He goes How I wish I had power right now How I wish I had a group that can fight you. I'm all alone. How can I possibly defend against my guests, he's begging and pleading with them, who told this mob to come to the house, the wife of loot, she sympathized with her people, and she was more than happy to help them in their crimes, even though

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she didn't commit those crimes. And so what does Allah subhana wa tada say? Well, the angels telouet Don't worry. In Naruto, Rebecca linea Sylvia, like Don't worry, we are messengers from Allah, they're not going to be able to hurt you don't worry, we have come to tell you that you and your small band of followers should leave the city and let no one turned back and then Luther is told in number of attack for in

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in normalcy will hammer asaba home that in the home will say Bahama asaba home that loot is told from the beginning that don't you know your your your wife is not going to be saved, she will be punished exactly like her people were punished in this is a wake up call. For those amongst us we seek Allah's refuge. They might be selling drugs, or selling alcohol or doing things and they say, oh, but I'm not drinking it. Oh, but I'm not doing it. I'm just you know, supporting the infrastructure, but I'm not doing it myself. So panela Don't be like the wife of a dolt. Don't be like the one who supports evil and admits it and practices it and earns money through it and

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achieves fame through it. And then you yourself say Oh, but I'm not doing it. What do you mean you're not doing it, you're the one supporting everything. So you will be with those whom you support and you love. So we learned this from the story of the wife of Luke alayhis salaam. The next story is the story of Shuaib. And the story of schreib. The people of schreib. They lived in a place that was like a stop for the caravans. And so caravans would go through their town or their village and they would sometimes practice highway robbery. They would a be exorbitant. Would

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The taxes are forced people for money. And sometimes they would cheat them when they're buying and selling. Because these are innocent caravan people, they would cheat and they would just be dishonest in their dealings. And so sure I've came to them. And I've said to them that don't don't, you know, do this don't steal people. And don't be miserly and stingy and don't defraud people from what they have earned. And he says to them, verse number 86, Bucky to LA hydro Lacan, that whatever Allah has allowed and left for you, whatever is has added for you, that allows gift to you, meaning, the higher risk to you, that is better for you, you're not going to be blessed. If you earn through

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her arm, what Allah has allowed, that is where your blessings are going to come from, you will gain more by choosing Allah subhana wa tada than by using these harem means. And verse 88, in the story of schreib, is a powerful lesson as well that schreib says to his people, what about what do you do and ohada comida? And how common in UI do l and s la hammer start? This should be the rallying call of every one of us in any situation, he should say, or she should say that I am not wanting to do those things that I'm forbidding you from doing, it's not as if I'm stopping you from doing them so that I have more of an opportunity, rather, in UI to learn is law. Hi, Mr. Todd, I want to bring

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about a positive change as much as I can. I want to leave a positive legacy I want to bring about a reformation that will be positive in Islam, must have thought as much as I can. This should be our philosophy, that wherever I go, I want to just bring about as much good as I can. I want to be the source of good, I want to help you and meet together, I'm not telling you to do something so that I benefit from it. Because there was this accusation that showed that there was this accusation that you I was telling them not to do it so that he can then go and you know, charge the people extra and and and deceive them. And sure everything. I'm not asking you not to do it so that I come at the

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forefront. Not at all, I'm asking you to do this so that we are better people I want to bring about this law, which is a positive reformation. And this is one of the doors that we should be making that Oh Allah, wherever I go, allow me to have a positive change. And later on in another surah. We have recently his Salaam and we have yahia saying that which is the MOBA Canadian market, Allah has made me bless it wherever I may be. And this is what it means to be blessed. And this should be our motto as well. And of course the story is then finished in the surah with the story of Musa and showdown. And a powerful lesson that we learned here is that Allah describes in vivid detail how

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Fishtown who used to lead his people with pomp and glory and falsehood in this world. How Fishtown will also lead them on the Day of Judgment into the fire of how, as he would lead his people in this world, so to his followers will follow him in the next world into hell, and what we learn from this dear Muslims, who are your role models? Who do you look up to? whose lives do you follow with eagerness? Who are you truly aspiring to be? Be careful? Because you're a role model? might well actually end up being your actual role model on the day of judgment? Is that really, you? Have you chosen the right role model in that regard? So Allah mentions this in the Quran about the story of

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Musa and fit around. And we finished the surah by mentioning some of the last verses of the pseudo once again, a very powerful conclusion, verse 111 111, were included and lemma that, that your Lord will repay each and every one of them for their full deeds in the whole idea and when he is well aware of what they do, first, stop him comma ohmmeter. And so therefore, be upright as you have been commanded. And be with those who have repented to Allah when are taught to Whoa, and don't go beyond the bounds for indeed he is well aware of all that you do, while terracon era Latina vada mu and do not sympathize and lean towards those who have done one injustice wrong. vitamist second one now,

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the fire of hell may touch you, and you will have no protectors besides a law and you will not be saved. Do your Muslims. Do not sympathize with wrongdoers? Do not sympathize with those who are brutally oppressing other people to not be involved in systems of injustice. Don't do that. If you do that, like the people like the wife of loot, then you will be with the very people that are doing the crimes even if you don't do their crimes yourself. And then verse 114, what Optimus salata bought off a and Hardy was una familia LA and perform the prayers at the two ends of the day. And as the night approaches our scholars derive from this verse. The five prayers of the Quran are

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implicitly derived in this verse, welcome is sought out the Torah in Hollywood

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Hola familia laid in hacer not you the hibbeler say good deeds caused the bad deeds to be taken away. And this is a reminder for those who remember and be patient, for Indeed Allah will not waste the reward of the virtuous, this surah and this ayah in particular, it tells us that one of the if not the strongest mechanism to forgive our sins is the regular habitual performance of the prayer. Dear Muslims, we are in the month of Ramadan, now we're going over the whole or on, please for the sake of Allah, raise your bar up and increase your Salah, those of you who are not praying five times a day, now is the time to start praying and whatever other sin you are doing, that is a sin.

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Let it not stop you from your prayers. In fact, your prayers will be the number one mechanism to forgive your sins. It's in the Koran that in that has an attitude hibben essay yet, and this is mentioned in an authentic hadith as well, that a man committed a crime and he did an indecent deed. And he came to the Prophet system said What can I do? What can I do? And the process was quiet. And then the Salah took place. And the Prophet system said Didn't you pray with us and of course the man had repented is understood the man had repented. And the man said yes. So the Prophet system said that Allah says in the Quran that will Okay Mr. lithography now he was referring to in that has an

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attitude humanists say at that good deeds erase why evil deeds. The man was so happy. He said, Is this verse only for me? And the prophets have said no, it is for everybody. Good deeds, erase bad deeds. And the number one good deed that you can do is the five daily Salah there is no deed after the kalama that is more important than the Salah. And the Quran is very explicit over here and be patient for Indeed Allah will not waste the reward of the virtuous. So dear brothers and sisters, these stories of bozzuto unison Surah Hood, these stories were sent down to strengthen the resolve of a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to show us that righteousness and piety is what saves to

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show us that those who choose the loss of Hannah with either Allah will choose them and to demonstrate for us throughout every one of these stories that this world and the might and the pump and the power and the wealth of this world means nothing that's not what a lot as Georgia is impressed with. Actually it is own the righteousness and piety that will get you this world and the next world inshallah Tada, we will resume tomorrow with sudo use of and I asked you to please read the entire surah before we begin because we will be we're going to be spending the entire episode just on sort of use of to extract the benefits of the very best story in the Quran. May Allah

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subhana wa tada bless me and you with and through the Quran and I'll speak to you tomorrow inshallah tada is up Mohammed Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh