The Message of The Quran #14

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Yasir Qadhi

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Surah Al-Isra and Surah Al-Kahf

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said Amara como Rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Glorified be he who blessed his chosen servant with the miraculous Night Journey to Jerusalem, where our Prophet led all of the prophets in prayer beginning with our father, Adam, and he spoke with use of the one gifted half of beauty and also with Jesus of Bethlehem. And he was advised by Moses, whom Allah say from Pharaoh and the sacred month of Muharram. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to be in the company of his prophet when on judgment day he himself shall come. Today we are going to be doing two suitors that are very very strongly linked together and the sewers are Sudan is also considered have been destroyed and Sudan elka half and

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Sudan Israel and sort of been destroyed the both of them. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he told us as reported in the Hadith in Bahati by Eben Massoud, that Surah 20 Islam in Surah, tilaka surah, Madame Surah Taha will do Maria Matata, Masha Allah, he said, These four are from my ancient revelations from our earliest, if you like, original revelations. So these sutras are in the first two or three years of the prophetic Dawa, they go back to one of the earliest and in fact, from what we have been doing so far, as of yet, this is the earliest revelations that we have, we're going to be talking about. And both of these suitors are of a similar length around half of Jews 1010 to 11

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pages, 12 pages in the case of calf, and both of them are exactly 110 verses in number. And so we'll begin with the sort of FileZilla or so with Ben Israel. So the other word is raw means the Night Journey. And of course, it is a reference to the night journey that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam undertook from Mecca to Jerusalem. And there were many Israel, of course, means the children of Israel. So the surah has the mention of the children of Israel. And it also has the mention of the Night Journey. Hence we have both of these names. And the surah begins with a famous verse that speaks about mestu that acts as being a blessing and holy land. And it references the miraculous

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journey, that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was gifted from Makkah to Jerusalem, and thence to the heavens, and this is called the journey of Ellis rottweil mirage. The Islam is the journey from Mecca to Jerusalem at night. And then metabolic is the ascent into our unto heaven. And the beginning of the sutra also mentions a very brief history of the rise and the fall of the children of Israel. And the overall theme of the surah is to prove the miracle of the Quran in many different ways. Hence, there are also some beautiful descriptions of the Quran in this surah now in the first page of this surah, we are reminded of the sanctity of the Holy Land, msgid Oxo. Allah

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says that the land around oxide itself is blessing. So what do you think oxide itself is going to be, therefore do Muslims ox saw shall always remain in our hearts because Allah has made it blessed and glorious. It is a holy land. And we are very troubled and saddened by what happens there. And we and I encourage all of you to study quickly briefly, at least, if not more than this, the history of what has happened especially in the last 75 years, but our hearts will always be attached to that holy land, and it shall remain holy. It is not merely a fight about the occupation and about what is going on. Rather, we believe that land should be accessible to people of all faiths. As has been

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For the bulk of its history, so the issue of a hacksaw is an Islamic one. It is not related to a peoples it is not related to a race. It is not related to any one group. It is a blessing land because Allah subhana wa tada has made it a blessing land. And the first page page of this surah the first verses of the surah. We were also told that the children of Israel would be a blessing nation as long as they fulfilled the covenant but if they broke God's covenant, then they would be punished by Allah sending enemies upon them. In verse nine to 10, Allah subhana wa tada describes the Koran in the Koran, a big Linda tea here up on this Koran, it guides to that which is the best that which

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is the most upright, it doesn't just guide to good. It doesn't just guide to something that is better than average, it is the best of the best outcome. It's always pushing you forward in the hydro Khurana Yeah, the reality of Guam, and it's giving good tidings to the believers, whoever does good deeds, that they shall indeed have a great reward. And as for those who do not believe in the Hereafter, we have prepared for them a painful punishment. Allah subhanho wa Taala then mentioned some of the powerful signs of the night of the day and of the alternation of the night and date. And then he reminds us that every single person will come on the Day of Judgment, bearing his own book

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of deeds. And then as verse 13 says, if caught Kitab ik read your own book gaffar BNF sequel, yo Malika has Eva today, you alone are enough to call yourself to account. So we are currently offering a book, every single one of us, and that is the book of our life, the book of our deeds, and that book, it shall be around our neck in the grave. And when we are resurrected, we will present to a lot and then to ourselves. This is our book. So dear authors, all of you are authors and I'm an author, right to good book that you can be proud of on the Day of Judgment. Make sure your deeds and your actions that are being written down will bring you happiness on that day if caught Kitab

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because we will read our own book and what we read no one can or we cannot argue that this is right or wrong, we wrote it. It is our lives over there. So Allah subhana wa tada is reminding us and therefore the sutra also mentioned two types of people. Verse 18, onwards, men can agree to Julieta whoever wants the temporary pleasures of this world. Look at how Allah calls this world who calls it Adria. It means the quick fleeting pleasure. Whoever wants this quick pleasure I Jelena Allah who we will expedite for him all that will decide to give him whatever they desire, we will give it to them. And then after this, we will take him into jahannam, where he shall be roasted, and he shall

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be a condemned woman along the hero. But whoever desires the Hereafter, and he puts in the effort to get to the hereafter as he is a believer, that person, his efforts will be appreciated. And then Allah says a beautiful fact coolin noumic do ha la ilaha illa, the both of these categories who those who desire this world, and those who do desire the after the both of these categories, we shall gift this world to Colette in the middle how hula, hula Minato Arabic one I cannot wrap my head around the gifts of your Lord are not restricted. this dunya is not the test of who Allah loves or not depending on how much you get this dunya what you have, it will not indicate whether Allah

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loves you or not. Allah is explicit, both of these categories we shall give as much as we want of this world and in this world, some will be preferred over others but that does not indicate a last preference in the hereafter. As Allah says on the case of a Ba ba ba ba ba see, we have preferred some of them over others when you go to UK Bowdabra jotain Uk burrito dealer, but it is the hereafter that really has the actual greatness in ranks and the greatness in favors. Yes, indeed, in this world. Some people are more blessed than others. But that blessing does not indicate a loss pleasure unless as the real blessing and the real pleasure and the real favor. It is indicated for

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our hero in the next life. Therefore this is a very beautiful reminder that this world is a temporary world. whoever desires it, Allah says he can get it no problem but whoever sets his goal for the next that is the one that Allah subhana wa tada will truly show the blessings to then follows one of the most comprehensive summaries of the entire religion and it is over 20 commandments. What about a book of Proverbs 22 onwards, your Lord has decreed that none shall be worshipped except for him and the verses go on and on please read these 20 commandments. 20 concise, beautiful, if you like exhortations about our faith and our religion

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And in these verses as well is the famous commandment of do not even utter a syllable. A sound of disrespect to your parents, the word oath is not even a proper noun, it is just a task that we say in English, like we just make a sound with our tongue. This is what the Arabs would do when they're irritated, they would say, if, and in other languages, they have their equivalents. And Allah is saying, Don't even say this sound of disrespect to your parents, and treat them in the best of manners. And all of these 20 commandments go on and on. And look at the diversity of commandments. Some of them are financial, some of them are dealing with the family, others are our moral, the last

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one of them is telling us Do not walk around arrogantly in this earth. And so these 20 verses, they summarize in a beautiful manner, the ethical and legal teachings of our faith, so nothing is wrong. It also challenges the arguments of those who worship Gods besides a law. And it takes on some of their misunderstandings, and allows the origin in disorder as well. He reminds us once again of the story of a police and add them. And as I mentioned to you in a previous episode, that every time a story is repeated, you can be assured and guaranteed that there's something unique about this particular occasion, a Lord does not repeat baselessly every single repetition has a wisdom. And the

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story of Adam at least has mentioned once again, and in this surah we are told of a tactic that a police will use verse number 64 was steffes this minister thought I mean whom basaltic and entice them and incited them with whatever you can and use your voice and mobilize against them. All of your armies, armies that are riding horses and armies that are on you know foots meaning the point here use whatever you can and manipulate them a police is saying that this is what's going to be doing that and manipulate them with what with their wealth and their children take advantage of the weaknesses that they have and misguide them using something that is essentially pure. And that is

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love of family and love of wealth and misguide them and corrupt them with that thing. And then Allah azza wa jal reminds us but know that shaytan only promises us delusions, the promise of shavon is never ever true, we have to be careful that we are not manipulated by the tactics of shape on. And one quick point here that this I overheard this verse over here that entice them with your voice. Actually, if you go back to the books of the year, so many of our even Sahaba some of the companions of the Prophet slowly send them and so many of our earlier scholars, they said that the instruments that are common, those instruments, this is one of the manifestations of this type of a voice that

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shavon uses. And you know, regardless of the fifth issue, this is not the time to get into this. But I would like to point out a factual statement and that is that that entire industry that is meant to just entertain and whatnot, the entire industry that is so pernicious in our in our especially current times that we live in, let's leave aside for the time being the issue of whether it is hold on we're headed from the beginning of time those instruments and that industry has been used for the sensual pleasures It is not something that is overall wholesome, it is not something that is that is upright and moral and this is from the beginning of time. And so you know as it is the month of

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Ramadan, as we are studying the Quran, we should realize we should love we should allow the love of the Quran to grow and we should cut back on the loves of other things that might be in competition that might be you know, definitely the Quran. It is the speech of Allah and it is what Allah is using to entice, let us not prefer the voices of shape on Let us not prefer the SWOT of shape on what steps is Minnesota them in who will soltec Let us not prefer the voices of shape on and spend more time with that, let's begin to cut back on that. And we know ourselves off of that and immerse ourselves more into the Koran. And dear Muslims The one who really and truly loves to hear the Quran

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being recited will never love to hear the voices of shavon. So listen to the Quran and take your comfort from the Quran and try to get out of the voices of shape on this surah it also informs us of the blessings that Allah has given all of mankind. One of the most honorable verses for us as human beings is verse 70 of sutra is wrong. It is one of the most honorable verses Why? What is the verse say? What are the Quran? Benny Adam, Allah azza wa jal who is Karim he is saying we have surely honored the children of Adam will have been now home and we have preferred them either Kathy the amendment Hakuna de

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Vina over many other of the creations that we have created. We have preferred them many degrees and many ranks and we have honored them. What greater honor when al Karim, the one who possesses honor has honored us with greater dignity when Allah Aziz has has granted as dignity therefore, or being whom Allah has granted dignity and honor to act with dignity and honor, because Allah azza wa jal has conferred that upon you How sad is it when a person who has been granted honor acts dishonorably? how sad it is, when a person who has been granted dignity acts in an ignoble manner in a manner that is not befitting therefore, act in a manner that is befitting because no Oh son of

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Adam, that Allah subhana wa tada has preferred you and has given you karma and karma means dignity and honor. And this means we should live up to that and live ethical lives moralize responsible lives and act in a manner that pleases the one who gave us that honor. This sort of ends by comforting our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and reminding him that Moosa, who has given nine magnificent miracles Moosa was rejected by fifth round even though he was given all of these miracles and soda soda law you are not the first to be rejected and you and many were the prophets before you who also rejected and it is also in the series of verses that Allah subhana wa tada tells

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us and tells the prophets of the law while he was selling them how chosen he is. Verse 79, Allah subhana wa tada says, woman Elaine and during the night fetter hija de nephila Turlock pray the night prayer as a nephele prayer to you, as it is possible, and you have either caught up bakoma, Carmen mahamudra, that your LORD shall grant you the highest station the praise worthy station, the macabre, Muhammad is the highest station granted to any human being on the Day of Judgment, and it shall be given to our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the praise worthy station, it is the station that all of the creation, not just all of mankind, all of the creation will praise the one

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who occupies it, and that person will be none other than the Praiseworthy one. And that is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he is Mohammed and he is a hermit. And he has been granted them a combat mood analyzer which links them or call them back to the profit cells and praying to head and says, you go ahead and pray to hedge Jude perhaps a level grant you the most common mode. And this shows us the importance also it is a level so that's not obligatory, but it is in the night prayer that the real data, the real places agenda, you want to be the VIP agenda, you want to have the executive suites of agenda, you want to get into the VIP sections of the of the last day, then the

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only way to do that is through salata. 200 there is no entrance to the exclusive club over there, if you're not going to be praying, selected to head up and look at our Prophet Sall Allahu Allah who was selling them that Allah is linking them a common Mahmoud with the salaat of 200. And then this surah finishes with a powerful reminder of the beauty of this Quran verse 107, that would be a happy answer. Now what will happen is that what a beautiful reminder, we have revealed this book with truth, and this book contains the truth we've been helped the answer now who will happiness in the Koran comes through the truth with the truth bearing the truth testifying to the truth and the surah

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ends by telling us that we should call upon Allah subhanho wa Taala with any of his names, use a law or use our human a motto to find out who is smart or who's not whichever name of a law you choose, know that to a law belongs all majestic names Hence, we should use the names of Allah that are mentioned in the Quran mentioning the sooner we should use the the names of Allah to make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala we make dua Yamato, whichever name that we use of Allah, all of these beautiful names, we should use them we should say yeah, Kareem, honor us. Yeah, Aziz. Yeah, Jabbar era yada zog give us this Yaga food forgive us. Yeah, man Have mercy on us. And we should use the

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names of Allah in our eyes. And this is something that the Quran says in many, many verses, and hence the final verse of certain Islam is what Colin hamdulillah and say, All praises be to Allah subhanho wa Taala and work a bit who takbeer Ah, and praise Him attack v. That is indeed a pure and praiseworthy one. So this is a pseudo an Easter Bunny is in the next Surah Surah till calf is of course, a very, very well known surah we are commanded to read swallowtail calf every single week while the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam encouraged us to read it every week. In one Hadith he said whoever reads it every Friday

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shall have a light shining from him to the next Friday. And we are also told that whoever memorizes, the first 10 verses of sort of telco have, they will act as a protection from the jar or the Antichrist. And as I mentioned, so the telco have is one of the earliest revelations again, we can say maybe around the third or the fourth year of the of the preaching of Islam. So it's one of the earliest revelations, and free plug here that I have read my latest book that has come out is in fact, the lessons from suta telegraph. This came out, I think, two or three months ago, and is published by qubee publication. So it's just being sold right now in the market. So this whole

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lecture is just a summary of this book, which is I also have an online series about pseudotyped. github, as well. So a quick summary of pseudo telegraph. telegraph is a call to the GitHub because of the cave, the story of the cave, and in fact, to the calf has four stories in it. And all of these four stories, they revolve around a theme or around a persecution. The first of these four stories is the persecution for the sake of religion, that a group of young men were persecuted by their peoples and they found shelter in a cave, and hence, the surah. It is like the shelter that we turn to when we are being persecuted the entire surah is about protection from persecution. The

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first protection is protection, that when are being persecuted for the sake of religion. The second is the the fitna or the temptation of money, what to do when we are being tempted with money. The third is the potential problem of knowledge when it does not have a positive impact and knowledge that should cause us to be humble. And so the fitna of knowledge and then the fourth is the fitna or the test or the protection from power. and we are given role models and examples. And we're told about all of these four things. So the fitna for the sake of religious persecution, the fitna of wealth, the fitna of knowledge and the fitna of power and whoever is tested with any of these four

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should overcome it by entering the Cave of skeletal calf, and that is why the jar will come and the gel will have all of these things and he will be testing and trend and and and inflicting trials and therefore by reciting so little calf who will be protected from the fitting of the jug. Therefore dear Muslims, before I move on, make sure that you memorize the first 10 verses of Surah tailcap because you want to be protected from a digital our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that whoever amongst you sees that the job May Allah protect us we don't want to see him the Antichrist. Let him recite the first 10 verses of surah Telegraph and he shall be protected from a digit. So go

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ahead and memorize this literally one paragraph one and a half paragraphs memorize the first 10 verses of Surah tailcap. So that that acts as a protection for us against the the jug and by the way, once you start, go ahead and finish up the suta as well inshallah Tada. So let's now summarize this sewer sewer telegraph. The first story is, of course, the famous story of the seven sleeper Sleepers of the cave. And there's a lot of you know, legends about where they are, they say it is emphasis in the modern land of Turkey. It doesn't really matter. You know, we have to be also careful here that listen, linking these ancient Quranic stories to particular geographic locations.

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I mean, it's maybe inquisitively fun or curious or whatnot. But our eemaan should not be based upon these legends where they are found. It doesn't matter if somebody says, Oh, I have it, you know, our Eman is based on what the Quran says not on historical, you know, legends that might be true if somebody says, oh, there's a place in Jordan, I know this is Oh, there's a place in Iraq and other says, oh, there's lives in Turkey. You know what, Allah knows where it is, we're not 100% certain what is more important is that we know what happened. The Quran tells us it happened. And to link the location or not Allah knows best anywhere it is or not, most likely, by the way, these were

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seven Christians who believed in Jesus Christ, and they were being persecuted by the pagans of their timeframe. And if you know your Christian history, so Christianity spreads slowly, in especially in the first 400 years of the after Jesus Christ. And so these seven converts to Christianity, they were the only converts and their peoples were pagan. So they entered the cave. And then after 300 years, they were sleeping, as the story says, and I'm assuming you've read through the guide for today's lecture. When they come outside there, people have all converted to Christianity, and so they are no longer being persecuted. And so they discovered that they have slept for 300 years. Now

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in this story. And again, I'm assuming all of you have read through the telecast. So I'm going to be extracting lessons like we did for pseudo use of in this story. We learn that when we are persecute when we are when people become religious when people turn to Allah subhana wa Tada. Generally speaking

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There is a cost to be paid in terms of this world. Generally speaking, religiosity comes with some negativity in society that people at the very least will make fun of you will find you to be strange, maybe worse than this in some lines, people are very Islamophobic and other lines, they're actually May Allah protect all the Muslims but they're trying to kill or they're trying to ban or doing other things of this nature, people are being forced to to flee. And this shows us as well, that fleeing for the sake of Allah migrating for the sake of Allah is something that is very praiseworthy. And in fact, our books of Islamic law mentioned that it becomes obligatory if two

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conditions are met, that Firstly, you cannot fulfill your basic requirements of prayer and of rituals and of avoiding major sins, you're you're forced to not pray, you're forced to do commit, how long and secondly, you have the means and the freedom and the capacity and the financial means to migrate from one land to another where you can worship a lot, sometimes peoples don't have those freedoms to even leave their lands, they're literally being persecuted and being locked up and chained, we ask a lot to protect them. So if either of these two conditions is not met, then it is not my is not obligatory, to migrate to another land. However, if both of these conditions are met,

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ie physical persecution in the first category in the second category, that means both political and economic to go to another land, then it is not allowed to remain in a place where people are forcing you to worship other than a lot more people are forcing you to commit major sins. Otherwise, if these two are not met, then it is allowed to live anywhere in the world if you're allowed to practice your faith. And that's another longer topic. So these seven young men, they were fleeing for their lives, they were being persecuted by their peoples, and they took shelter in a cave. And then of course, they woke up after 300 years Eliza which have blessed them with a very, very long

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sleep to protect them. And so even Allah's blessing with sleep can be a means of protection and miracle within the story as well, by the way, is a very interesting warning. And that warning is to not speak without knowledge to not discuss matters that are frivolous in nature. So Allah says electromyography him in lemme Anwar Hara that don't debate what number were they in how many years they live, don't debate with other people about these frivolous issues, because there is no benefit of debating that which is of no value to you. And this is an indication for us that the Muslim is wise in what he chooses to discuss, and what he chooses to debate. And frankly, how much of our

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social interaction and how much of our conversations are really just a waste of time. And Allah is telling our profitsystem, don't waste your time engaging in these discussions. Also, in this section, we learned some of the etiquettes of speech. So for example, Allah says, Don't say that if you're going to do something tomorrow, don't just say I am going to do that tomorrow, without saying inland your whole image insha Allah, that adding on to it, that insha Allah, Who, tada, I'm going to do something tomorrow. And this is a very simple etiquette that actually has a huge theological linkage. And that is that we should be cognizant of every word that we say. And we need to be

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careful that anything that we say does not infringe on the Ruby, or the power of Allah subhana wa, tada, we should always be monitoring what we are saying. And there are many examples of this. So when I say I'm going to do something tomorrow, how do I know that that's going to happen, we should be optimistic, and we should be humble, and we should say, I will do that tomorrow, inshallah, I will take up that project next month. Insha, Allah who, too had anything to do with the future of this world, that we that we have a plan that we're going to do, we should say, if Allah wills, then that will happen. Also, there are many other examples of this nature, by the way, as well about

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monitoring your phrases. For example, one of the Sahaba it is authentically narrated that he was teaching us and the gist of this goes back to our profits, the Law Center, but what I'm about to tell you is coming from a companion, that he told us to monitor what we say about about ascribing independent power to other than Allah, so for example, phrases like, Oh, I was sick, and I went to the doctor and he cured me. We should not say that it is not. I mean, obviously, it's I'm not saying it's like how long but it goes against the etiquette of the Muslim to say the doctor cured me rather we should say, I was sick, I visited a doctor and then Allah blessed me to be cured, you know, by

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you know, the the prescription that the doctor gave me so you link the cure to Allah and then you say, yes, you know, the doctors knowledge and whatnot. Allah blessed me to benefit from that, but it was Allah subhanho wa Taala, who cured so we just the phrases that we use, we have to be careful. And this verse in the Quran, it reminds us of death and all of this goes back by the way to the

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concept of your son of being conscious of a law constantly. This story finishes with a beautiful reminder that persecution should never be done. Verse 29, that Eliza says, well could it have pulled the rug out from the truth is from Allah, whoever wants to believe can believe. And whoever wants to reject can reject, but there are consequences for rejecting and there are rewards for believing. So after talking about some Muslims being persecuted, Allah subhana wa Taala says, look, truth is clear from error. And whoever wants to believe you cannot force people into believing you cannot, you know, shove Islam down people's throats, you just have to preach and teach and the rest is up to

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them. And Allah azza wa jal will then decide and each person has to be responsible for the decisions that they make. The next story and sort of telegraph is the story of the man with two gardens. And the the brother or the companion, some say there were two brothers, some say they were two cousins, some say they were two friends, that one of them was righteous, and he didn't have that much wealth, and the other one was not righteous, and he had plenty of wealth. And again, so many benefits verses 32 to 45. of the benefits of this of this story, we see the dangers of pride, the dangers of self conceit, and look how how shallow this person sounds. That's when he enters his garden, and he's

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boasting and arrogant and Allah subhana wa tada describes him with a halogen netta who were who are valuable enough say he entered his garden, and he thought he's all high and mighty. In reality, he is doing volume he is doing injustice to himself. Do you think oh arrogant one, that you have actually established your nobility, by your narcissistic boasts by your grandeurs of delusion, you are only wronging yourself how vain how narcissistic and SubhanAllah. You know one thing that even people who don't, or they're not Muslims who don't have faith, it doesn't matter when a person is boastful of their wealth, society cringes when a person is flaunting what they have even approached,

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it's not about her. It's a matter of just common sense of dignity. A person does not like this arrogance and pride. And Allah subhana wa tada says that he entered his, his garden, and he was doing injustice to himself. And another problem that happened is that his wealth blinded him, he fell in love with his wealth and his world and this world so much that he lost track that there is going to be here after and he said, What am I willing to settle for him, I don't think that there will be a day of judgment that I don't think this is ever going to finish my opponent to be that heavy of adapt, what I have right now is going to last forever. And this is another problem that you

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get caught up in the pleasures of what you have. You get caught up in the moment, so much so that in your arrogance, you're like, yeah, who needs to hear after there is no point and Subhanallah Have you lost track of reality that nobody lives forever? Have you lost track of the reality of death, that not a single soul shall live forever, every single entity is going to die. And so this person, he became so diluted in the pleasures of that one moment to see his massive garden and he probably had a beautiful house and all of the treasures that he had that were there. And he became so confident that he said Who needs a hereafter? And then he made yet another problem that once he felt

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that he had so much wealth, he thought that this blessing indicated that Allah subhana wa Taala was happy at him. And we already mentioned earlier in this episode that this world is given to both those whom Allah loves and those whom Allah does not love. We already mentioned this, but he felt and this is the icing on the cake of his pompousness, right, he felt what it rejected in Arabic, even if I shall go back to Allah, I will find something even better with Allah. He assumed that because he was blessed with wealth that a law was happy with him. And this is another major error that this person made. wealth in and of itself does not indicate Allah's happiness. It's what you do

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with it. If you treat it if you earn it through hallette and you spend it on halaal, then yes, indeed, wealth is one of the best gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala. However, if you earn it through how long or you spend it on how long then will to you and then again, will to you so be careful about assuming this if a person has wealth, also, we learned here that not being thankful to Allah is the seed that sprouts the evil fruit of gopher because his companion said to him, a comfortability halaqaat Have you committed coffer with the one who created you, even though he did not deny Allah's existence? But Cofer here means ungrateful. Are you that ungrateful to Allah that

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you will not even thank Allah, he felt that he didn't need to humble himself in front of Allah. So we learned from this suta as well that one of them may

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Ways to thank Allah as the Muslim said to this arrogant person. Why didn't you say when you entered your garden, Masha Allah La quwata illa Billah Why didn't you first and foremost ascribe this to Allah, this is from a laws mushiya Allah as well I did. This isn't from me that I got it, Allah gave it to me La quwata illa Billah there is no power that could have given me this other than Allah subhanho wa Taala and Subhana Allah again, we really see this, that at the end of the story, all of his wealth is destroyed in a millisecond, just in in a minute he sees everything destroyed. And he is wringing his hands in shame and in completely aghast, what can I do now? And Subhanallah is there

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not a lesson for us in this pandemic, in this COVID crisis, that within a day, everything can shut down as Allah did to this person as well. So we need to be thankful to Allah, we need to be humbling ourselves in front of Allah subhana wa tada and not take what we have for granted, like that person in the story did. And at the end of the story, we are reminded both of the temporary nature of this world and the accountability that we will have in the next world where all of our deeds will be presented back to us in a book. And by the way, both Israel and Soraka have they mentioned this book by a very interesting, when will they allocatable, that the book is going to be brought out and the

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sinners will see and as soon as they look at the sinners will see every single deed that they have ever done. And they will cry out what is what type of book is this not a single deed large or small, except that the book has recorded it. And in this section as well, verse 45, to 46, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions again, what to do with lahoma feral higher to dunya give them the example of this world. It is like rainwater that comes down, and the plants of the earth absorb it. But then within a while, it becomes like debris, like hey, like the dust scattered by the wind. And indeed, Allah has power over everything. Verse 46, Alma do wild when Luna Xena told hyah to dunya, wealth, and

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children, they are the beauty of this world. Nobody's denying that. It makes life living, it makes life worth living, wealth, and family. It's so peaceful to have it's so great to have and in and of itself, it is nothing wrong to enjoy and to benefit. But then Allah says, Well back to solidly how to hire on Android because awaba but the good deeds that lasts forever, money does not last forever, children do not last forever, what lasts forever, the good deeds that you lost forever. One of the companions said, You know what, there's good, these are Subhana Allah is one of those good deeds. In other words, simply saying somehow no law, it is more beneficial than all the money you have.

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Because one Subhana Allah will last forever. And no matter how much money you have, it will be given to somebody as soon as you die, you will not have it forever. So Allah is saying, wealth and family are good. They Make life beautiful, nothing wrong with that. But do you really know what is the best thing? It is the good deeds that you do? And if you use your wealth and money to do those good deeds, well, then Subhanallah What better Can you want, and this is the goal of the Muslim, what a beautiful religion we have. There's nothing wrong with being wealthy. There's nothing wrong with having a large and loving family intact, we should have large and loving families, there's nothing

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wrong with it. But we link these things to the worship of Allah and we utilize these blessings for the worship. And also we use them to come closer to Allah with what he has given us. And so in this verse, we are once again told of the reality of the pleasures of this world and of the blessings that Allah Subhana with added gives us a wealth and via children. From the next section, we get to the story of Musa and from verse 60, to 82, Musa and Heather. And there's a lot of Legends by the way about Heather and a lot of mythical tales that really we just have to nip in the bud Heather is not some you know, superhuman ghost that comes here in their head that is immortal. He is a human

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being. He is he was a prophet whom Allah subhanho wa Taala sent to another nation and he lived and he died. This notion that it is still around and people see him on and off. You know, our religion is not based upon these mythical fable tales. Our religion is based upon the Quran and what our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us and he did from what we learned from the texts that we derive them from the text. There was a prophet of Allah, contemporaneous to Moosa, he had knowledge and Moosa had knowledge she had a status and Moosa had a status and Musa spend some time with her. And the story of failure only occurs in this section of the Quran. He is not referenced anywhere

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else in the Koran. So what are some of the the wisdoms we can extract from this story of Musa and a number of things? First and foremost, the humility of Musa Musa despite the fact that he was the one whom Allah spoke with that Allah

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Palo Alto chose him that Allah subhanho wa Taala granted him so many miracles, despite all of that, when he found out that there was another person who knew something he did not know. So he asked a lot permission, can I go and accompany him? And this shows us that, to gain knowledge, you really must accompany somebody because knowledge is not just found in books and in online lectures. Yes, it is. We if and when there's no alternative, then obviously, we will read and we will study online and whatnot. But to really become a bona fide scholar to become an actual item, really, you need to study at the feet of another item. Because knowledge isn't just what is found in the books, it is

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also in the accompanying a person and seeing the adapt and the etiquettes. And most I did this with credit, we also see you have to have humility, the humility of Moosa to learn from another person, even though he was so blessed by a law that shows us dear Muslim, no one should ever be too arrogant to learn something new from anyone, every single person whom you meet, has something to teach you, every human being can benefit you in some way. If you are humble enough to listen, can you imagine how knowledgeable you would become if you benefited from every person you ever encountered. So Subhanallah, we learned this from Musa alayhis salaam, and in the three stories of Musa and, again,

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there's so much wisdom, we just have to quickly summarize this, that of the blessings that we gained of the three encounters of muscle failure of the blessings is that a temporary calamity is always a blessing in disguise, if you have faith in a lot, the fisherman's boat was born with a hole that Heather put a hole in the boat, and the fishermen were irritated, they were frustrated. And yet because of that, it was a calamity. Because of that they were saved from a much larger calamity. And that is the confiscation of the boats by the king. We also learn in these three stories, the story of the boy, that when a law is to take someone or something away, that a law substitutes someone or

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something better in its place. And this is again, very explicit in the Koran that yesterday Lama Elijah wanted to substitute. So when a lot take something away, and your patient, Allah will give you something or someone either a concept or an idea, or entity or person or some blessing that is better for you, even if you don't see it or don't recognize it, then what has been taken away. And we also learn from these three stories, that when our doors are delayed, when we don't get what we want, that there is divine wisdom in that delay. Imagine this, the the orphans with their widowed mother, their mother is all alone, she has orphans, and the treasure is buried under the wall, as

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the story says, and they were not given that treasure right then and there. It was delayed another decade or two until these young orphans became young men and SubhanAllah. Then they got to the money. Can you imagine the lady the widow is making dua to Allah I need money or lady money or lunch, she's not getting any money. And if she had gotten the money at that stage, these evil townspeople who didn't even give moussaka that a glass of water, do you think that they would have allowed the orphans to get their their money? No, a lot gave them what they needed when they needed it. We learn from this story that Allah subhanho wa Taala knows when to give us what we need, we

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might think we need something right now. And Alon knows now is not the time for us. So yes, we make do our we don't stop making dua we make dry we make do our make to our but deep down inside, we also recognize and know that look, there must be a divine wisdom, whatever is happening, is happening for a higher purpose. And the next story to find the final story of this surah is the story of the codename from verse 83, to 100, the story of little car name and the story of the coordinator, of course, a lot of discussion, who is little for nine and what and you know, what is his reality? And again, I mean, there are theories out there, some say Alexander but academically speaking, it does

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not seem to be Alexander the Great because Alexander was a person who was not a Muslim, and coronation was a righteous King. Others have posited a king by the name of derrius. And there seems to be some, some possibilities that it might be darious. And Allah knows best in the end of the day. You know, it's interesting and no problem. We have a nice discussion and go into details. But in the end of the day, we really don't know who this person was. And that's not the point of the story that we link him to a particular historical character. The point of the story is to extract the moral blessings and the wisdom and the story of the coronation as a powerful King, who acted in a just

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manner. He was tested with multiple responsibilities and he had the opposite

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tunity to act unjustly, but he did not act unjustly. So when he lived up to his responsibilities when he acted in an ethical fashion when he acted with justice, Allah subhana wa tada blessed and honored him and Allah subhana wa tada allowed him to trap the evil tribes have yet George and George and he was forever. People forever grateful and thankful to him. And this shows us that

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when we live up to now, maybe we are not going to be kings in this lifetime. But every one of us without exception, we have a role of responsibility. We have people that were in charge of we have people that you know, we are in charge of their affairs, whether it's even taking care of our children, whatever it is, and what we learn from this. When we act justly. When you recognize that a law is what is gonna hold us accountable for what we do, then Allah azza wa jal will bless us in what we have done, and He will give us opportunities to shine. So Dale Carnegie, when he acted in a just manner, Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed him with something that he was remembered for, for

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many, many generations. And then the Quran came to praise him for and this entire surah so little calf, it reminds us that life is a test, and that we shall be tested in many different ways. And that in order to pass this test, we're going to have to face up to different types of challenges. And of those challenges. As we've already mentioned, sometimes we'll be persecuted for our religion. And whoever is made fun of for the religion, whoever is persecuted physically for the religion, realize that you are walking on a very noble path that is the path of the prophets, that Allah has chosen you to follow the paths of the prophets. And so make sure you start acting as much as you

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can, the way that the prophets taught you to act. Some people are tested with wealth, and that is one of the biggest tests of this world. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Every owner has one test that they are especially tested with, and the fitna, or the testing of my own shot primarily be through money through wealth. So wealth is a major test for us. And how many are the people who will fail that test we don't want to be amongst those people. The story of the the the garden, the man with the two Gardens is a stark wake up call that we should not let our wealth dilute us, we should not be dazzled by this world and all that it has to offer. It is but a

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temporary fleeting pleasure and the real back to two sided heart with Allah subhanahu wa taala. Some people are tested with knowledge and some people sometimes their knowledge and makes them act in an arrogant fashion makes them act in a manner that is not befitting and we seek refuge in that other people are tested with power. And they might do things that are unethical, that are immoral, that will be abusive to people because of their power. And as I said, this applies in every situation where you have authority over another person. So all of this life is a test. And so the telegraph reminds us that we need to thank Allah for our blessings, humble ourselves in front of him that

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there is accountability. There's going to be a day of judgment there's going to be a book that mentions all of this and we need to appreciate and say Masha Allah La quwata illa Billah and seek refuge in Allah anytime we are faced with such issues and trials and the sutra concludes on with some very powerful verses. Verse 107. To 110 in the Medina amen what I'm going to slowly hide those who believe and they do righteous deeds so that kind of law home Jana will feel it they will see Newsela they shall have not just any gender the highest Jannat of the dose the highest Janet as a place of abode hardy Dena fee her they shall be in for those forever and ever and ever law your

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Hunan haha they will have no desire to leave when you're in for a dose. Why would you want to leave we went to aim for for the dose and Allah is reminding us of that fill those and then Allah says full Locanda binary data you can imagine Robbie say if the ocean were ink for the words of Allah, then the ocean would run out and dry before the words of a law finished meaning the knowledge of a law and the speech of Allah is infinite. Even if we added a whole other oceans to it, it will still run out and then sort of the graph ends with one of the most simplest and profound verses in the whole or on really it summarizes everything

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in the unabashed euro myth lucam say Rasul Allah announced to mankind I am better human like all of you, I am not superhuman. I am not divine I'm not an angel. I'm a human like all of you from incana Yoda Julia corabi, whoever wants to meet their Lord, whoever wants to meet a law and and be happy at that meeting, then failure.

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Excuse me, I forgot the phrase. You hate me la comida Hawaii, I have been inspired that your God is one. So let me go back. I'm a human like unto you. I have been inspired that you're

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God is one so whoever wants to meet his Lord let him work good deeds fell yeah man I'm gonna install the one What are usually very budget there'll be a header and let him not associate any partner with a lot subhana wa Tada. Look at this verse, read it and look at the miracle of the Quran. This simple phrase, it combines in the most elegant fashion to heat the sila Hara and Sharia with a beautiful verse This is all of it is summarized here and add it as well as if gloss or sincerity to a lot. This is the entire religion to heed. I have been inspired La Ilaha Illa there's no god except to law rissalah I am a man like you that has been inspired by a law and the athlete or whoever wants to

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meet his law McKenna yo judicata be what should he do failure Amen. Amen. And cider is our Shetty. Our that is our ethical norms and our values. That is how we live our life and also be sincere to Allah, let him not worship let him not want to desire to show off or do things for other than Allah subhana wa Tada, this simple verse. It is simple, it is just so profound no human could ever have uttered it its elegance and simplicity. The entire religion, not just sort of the look of the entire religion is summarized in this verse. And so let us remember our Prophet sallallahu wasallam is the one chosen by Allah let us worship Allah subhana wa tada with sincerity. Let us follow to the best

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of our ability, this divine book that that he has been gifted with and through him we have been gifted with and inshallah Tada. We will continue tomorrow with the next two suitors sudo baja and surah Malian until then Giacomo la fere salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh