The Message of The Quran #27

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Surah al-Mujadilah – Tahrim (28th Juz)

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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam as per the Quranic command, what humble beginnings he had born in poverty and the shepherd raised in the sand. Yet even before a call up his truth and honesty was testified by all from beforehand. his prophethood was not something that he desired, much less a matter that he planned. Yet the decree came from above the seven heavens and placed on him that's noble demand. He is the mercy to all of mankind, our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how we wish that they would all understand today inshallah to Allah will be doing the 28th Jews of the Koran, and we

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have quite a lot of suitors to do. And all of them are maddening. So I'm not going to say every single time that each surah is murdered, he will begin with Surah Al mujer de la and subrata mujer de la it discusses specific laws related to marriage. And there is also a very clear motif of the knowledge of a lot subhana wa Tada. It is three and a half pages 22 verses and mujaddid translates as the lady who was pleading the lady who was arguing her case, and that is because a lady by the name of Howard had been to labor came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam complaining about her husband, I showed the last one. He said I was in my chambers right next to the mosque. And I was

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straining to listen to what she was saying to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and I could barely make out what she was saying. But Allah from above the seven heavens heard what she was saying. And Allah revealed the Koran. And so when those verses were recited, he knew what her complaint was about her husband, and what was the complaint, she was complaining about a pre Islamic custom in which a man would become angry, and he would utter a phrase called the heart You can look this up in the books of Tafseer Hadith that would basically make his wife in limbo, neither is she fully a wife, nor issue free to go marry another person. And so it's a very awkward situation. And

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the lady complained to the Prophet sallallahu Allah who was selling

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Up till that point in time no revelation had come. And so the Prophet sallallahu RSM was advising her that he couldn't have an answer there was nothing revealed to him. And then as the lady was pleading her case, our Prophet system received the revelation from Allah subhana wa Tada. And the Quran was very clear that this statement of the husband was moon Curren miracle was an evil practice. It was something that was Zeus that was detestable and false. And then Allah prescribed a heavy, hefty fine on the man, this man and on any man who does this afterwards, and considers it to be the Koran consider this to be a very an Islamic and pagan practice. The surah also deals with

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hypocrites. And at this timeframe, the hypocrites were having secret meetings to destabilize Islam. So when you read the surah, you're gonna read a lot about najwa. And these najwa, where the secret top secret meetings where they would come together, and they will try to figure out a tactic to attack the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam or to do other things against the community. And they would also address the Prophet salallahu idea he was setting them with a double entendre. And the Quran came down to criticize them for doing that. And the Koran exposes their inner feeling. So when you read the surah, notice that Allah is telling us how they felt inside of themselves as all of

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this is going on. And obviously the Quran forbade those practices as well. And Allah said, these type of secret meetings were evil things are planned. These are from shavon indemand najwa. Mina shape on the surah also has a lot of references to a laws, knowledge, and that if there's any small group of people, if there's three of those, the fourth if there's five Allah so Allah is always the other person in the room as it were, meaning his knowledge is everywhere, nothing is hidden from him. Now, it is interesting to note that the surah begins with a marital dispute. And then the rest of the the the sutra is about issues that are very pertinent to the timeframe, secret meetings, and

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that Allah is aware of what is going on. It is as if there is an underlying theme as well that is also very relevant for us, especially for couples and especially for husbands that they're being reminded no matter how secret you know, your household might be. Allah subhanho wa Taala is aware of all that you're doing in your privacy, you might be alone with your wife and you think that you're going to get away with your attitude or your your harshness, or whatever you might be doing. But Allah subhana wa tada is monitoring, and you will be responsible for that on the Day of Judgment. The sutra concludes by stating that it is not possible that those who believe in Allah and the

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messenger can have loyalties towards those who are enemies of Allah had the law. And this is an issue that some trends of our Muslim world they have misinterpreted and mis translated. And the misunderstanding is that a Muslim cannot be friends with a non Muslim. And of course, this is something that the basic reading of the CLR and a basic understanding of the life of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and the early Muslims will clearly disprove our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam loved his uncle Abu Talib dearly and this is a genuine love that he was saddened by the Koran testifies to this love that Allah says in the Quran in nicoleta demon. He wasn't just a friend, he

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was a father figure to our profit system, genuine love was in his art. And a lot did not criticize our profits of the Lahore center for loving a non Muslim. So this verse doesn't mean that you cannot have non Muslim friends any such verse that is misinterpreted, it is very clear Allah is making a category here, those who are enemies of Allah, a person like Abu Jamal, you would not go and just sit and have tea or coffee with him a person like Abu Jamal, you cannot just ignore what he is doing to Islam. There's no question about that. So yes, indeed, those people who are enemies of Allah and His Messenger those people who have made it their goal to kill just for the sake of a person's Islam

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to fight against Islam, there is no question that our loyalties to Allah His Messenger would mean that we should not you know, for no reason just go and sit in and socialize what not and that that is something that is very explicit in the Koran. The next Surah Surah Al Heschel deals with the expulsion of the Jewish tribe of Banu, no deal. There were three Jewish tribes in Medina. And the second of them Bowden Alia, was expelled after the Battle of Ohio because they hatched a botched assassination attempt against our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and in the surah, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells the Muslims that he was the one who expelled the balloon earlier that the

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Muslims would never have been able to do it. They couldn't even have planned it. And it was a gift that Allah gave to the Muslims because of their treachery, as well in the surah. Allah very clearly praises them well, ha Joon, and then the unsought and so we learned there is that hierarchy of the Maha Judah and then the unsolved verse number eight that

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A lot praises the poor Maha Judo and they are poor little Tara, they left everything behind them, those who are driven out of their homes and their possessions simply because they sought the pleasure of Allah and His messenger. And because they came to the aid of Allen, His Messenger, who like a homeless icon, these are the sincere people. And then verse number nine, those who before before them, they had settled in the homeland, they had accepted the faith, and they prepared for them the land of Medina, meaning a lot of saying, then we'll hire Judo, and they migrated. And then there was a group of people that before they got to that destination, they prepared while Edina

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Tebow what without a one A man and a public him, they prepared Medina to welcome them basically. And they loved those who migrated towards them. And they found no hesitation in helping them and in fact, they even preferred their brethren over themselves, even if they were needy. And Allah says, Whoever is saved from his own greed, that is the person who is successful. That phrase applies to all of us, whoever is saved from your own grief, that is the successful person. So Allah mentions the Maha Judo and then he praises the unsought and then he says, One lady and a gentleman by the him those that come after them, and that's me and you brothers and sisters, those that come after them.

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They say that I've been a Filipina what is one and led to several Whoa, and I've been a man, what a pleasure. I feel kuruman la la Linda Dena Armando robina in Nakuru for Rahim, they say or, Lord, forgive us, and forgive our brethren who preceded us in a man and do not leave in our hearts any evil any avail any ill will any malice, any jealousy, any evil feelings, don't leave in our hearts against anyone who believes a will law you are that our oath You are the are him. Now these series of research shows us that love of the companions is explicit in the Quran, we are commanded to love them, Allah has praised them. And we also have some hope of being mentioned with them. One of our

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great scholars of the past said that, you know, Allah did not choose me to be of the Maha judoon. Nor did he choose me to be of the unsought. But I have hope that if I make this to our I can be mentioned in them and perhaps be in their gatherings as well. Because a lot of saying, The Mahajan the answer, and then those who come after them, and we are those who come after them if we fulfill this criteria, and what is the criterion we make a sincere do and what is that there are the toa ALLAH forgive all of us, those that came before us, and all of us now or a lot forgive all of us, and make our hearts pure, don't have any ill will towards others. And so Subhana Allah, those who

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have ill will towards the Sahaba they are not fulfilling this verse and they need to think long and hard. It is not healthy to have ill will against any Muslim How about an ill will towards those who Allah Himself praises and those who sacrificed everything for the Messenger of Allah. Also this ending of the surah SoTL Hesher, we all know it is one of the most oft recited sections of the entire Koran, and it has the highest concentration of Divine Names on any page in the Quran. In fact, there are over 15 names and attributes in this section low on Zenda harder or under Allah jevelin if we were to reveal this Koran upon a mountain, then you would see the mountain crumble and

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shake out to fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala how much more so than when our hearts absorb the Quran? Should they not at least tremble? Should they not at least get a little bit of sense of all and majesty? If the hardest of the hard creations and that is the mountain? If they would have crumbled at the fear of Allah, then where do we stand in opposition to that? And then Allah azza wa jal mentions who Allahu la de la ilaha illa who and you can read these Beautiful Names of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the highest concentration of names in the entire Koran is in this section, what a beautiful passage to memorize what a beautiful, beautiful passage to contemplate over and then Allah

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so it just says in these paths in these very passages to Him belong all of the majestic and Beautiful Names of Allah subhana wa Tada. And I have given a number of series online about the concept of lyceums attributes. I've also explained a few of the names and attributes and I hope inshallah one day to have a detailed series about all of the names and attributes in the Quran and the sooner the next Surah Surah tinamou tahina, it was revealed after the Treaty of de via and this treaty, if you remember the conditions from the Sierra, this treaty, it put conditions upon the Quran and the Muslims and out of those conditions. The court said that if any person migrates from

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Makkah to Medina, they shall be returned to Makkah. And this was one of the biggest things that the Muslims found very problematic. So the treaty was very clear that any person however the language used, the Arabic of course has male and female

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nouns. So the language used was obviously male, because that is the default language when you write anything. So the question arose when a female migrated, right? The Muslim is different, because obviously, the intent of the chorus, you can call it the spirit of the law, according to the Quran was that nobody should migrate. But technically speaking, the treaty said, If any man migrates, and it didn't say if a woman migrates, and so if a woman embraced Islam, and then she came to Medina, the Sahaba did not feel like turning her back, she would be persecuted, she would have this and that. And so there was a bit of an issue going on what to be done? Do we honor the spirit of the law

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or the Treaty of the law in this particular instance, and Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed that in this case, since they had specified men and not women, because men were returned, there were Muslim men who migrated and our Prophet system did not give them harbor and he did not allow them to remain in Medina as the Sierra mentions. And so Allah azza wa jal says that if women migrate to Medina, then quiz them, make sure that their sincere converts, and if you know them, find him two more minutes. And once you are assured that they are coming for the sake of a man, and not for the sake of something else, if they're really genuinely coming for the sake of demand, find out on your own

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either co founders, do not return them back to the pagans. And then this surah also says, once the rules of the waiting period are over their marriage contracts are no another fight with their ex husbands and Makkah, and they are free to then marry Muslim men, whoever they want to in Medina, because obviously, a Muslim man or woman is not allowed to be married to to a person who worships another goddess, it's well known, we're talking about the pagans over obviously adequate that is a separate issue, as the Quran mentions, also see the last two verses of the surah as well with regards to explicit conditions. Now, this surah is also very clear about this issue of friendship

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versus loyalties. This surah is one of the most explicit sutras when it comes to the relationship between Muslims and non Muslims. And this is the subject of quite a diverse spectrum of interpretation. And again, these are very important topics. Unfortunately, I do not have time in these series to go into detail. What I do want to emphasize to all of you dear Muslims, listen to me carefully the concept of Muslims interacting with non Muslims, it is a very detailed and nuanced discussion. Please do not be simple minded and take excerpts from this show or that shift, and then go with it. Understand study. It's a very deep, detailed topic. And yet at some level, these verses

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will give us at least the nutshell, they'll give us the beginning. If you just look at this particular Surah Surah monta Hina you will get a very good idea. Contrast verse number one, with verse number eight and nine, and you will get a brief summary. And the rest is all details. Verse number one, yeah, you will Edina M and O you who believe, do not take my enemies and your enemies for your allies, offering them affection when they have disbelieved in what has come to you, and they have expelled the messenger and they've kicked you out, just because you have believed in a law and your end and in a law your Lord. So this verse is very clear. Anyone who is an enemy to align

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His Messenger, let's attack with Why do we Why do welcome notice Allah did not say any cafard Allah said, anyone who is an enemy, and who is an enemy, Allah himself has defined that person that they have expelled the Prophet sallallahu I sent him they've tried to kill you, they've kicked you out of your lands. they've they've tortured you and persecuted you simply because you were Muslims. How Then could you ignore their hatred of Islam, and then you just pretend that everything is fine, and then you become their allies? That is something that it's simply not possible. This is a logical and common sense. Now. Verse number eight and nine tells us very clearly and again, it is so explicit

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that it is truly surprising that extremist interpretations become so common in certain segments of our Muslim world when the Quran is so explicit, but such as the nature of extremism and extremism is prohibited by the Koran and by the prophets of the law. Why do you send them because what extremism does is it makes a person feel holier than thou, it makes a person feel I am better because I am the more harsher or whatnot and Subhanallah harshness in and of itself is not praiseworthy, it's not on generically, the more stricter position is the correct one not at all. And the Quran is very clear. What does verse number eight and nine say? listen and listen carefully. La Yun ha como La Nina

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leadin LMU partido COVID Dini, voila, you're free to come in the American anti Roma taco pseudo la him in the law, you have been more consulting us for those who have not fought you for your religion. As for those who have not expelled you from your home simply because you're Muslim, Allah is not stopping you. Allah is not forbidding

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You from dealing with them with bitter or from dealing with them with justice. And Allah loves those who are just notice two words are mentioned to about rowhome. And toxic to LA him. And terbaru or beer is the highest level of honor. It is used in Islam for parents beautiful Wally Dane. And Allah is saying, if a non Muslim does not hate you, for your Islam try to kill you try to expel you, if they're just living you living their life, and you're living your life and they're not hating you for Islam, Allah saying, I'm not stopping you. And by the way our books of Tafseer say when Allah says I'm not stopping you, it is in fact a blessing. I am telling you go ahead and do this no

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problem. The wording here is that don't misinterpret This is in the Quran, Allah saying don't go to extremes, I'm not telling you this meaning what go ahead and do it. So this is a command from Allah subhanho wa Taala that those non Muslims who are not hating us for our faith, they're not islamophobes they're not trying to ban us or kill us or or whatnot, we have an entire spectrum we can do the highest level of spectrum which is bill is allowed by the Quran, if a person converts and their parents are non Muslims, they will show them bid and lower than this lower than this until you get to talk to LA him which is you give them what they given to you. They say hi you say hi back,

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they give a gift to give a give back. This is the bare minimum that you do unto them as they do unto you. That is the minimum amount for those that are that are letting up and not pursuing you persecuting you then a lot to clarify says in verse number nine in a million hearken what I am forbidding you is that those people who have fought you for your religion, those people that have expelled you from your homes, because you were Muslim, those people who want to ban you, those people Allah says, Don't take them as allies don't take them because they are wrong. do notice he says allies don't take them as those you will go to for support. And therefore, these verses they

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lay the kernel for our Islamic philosophy and it is very logical and very sensible. Allah does not tell us anywhere in the Koran to treat a non Muslim just because of their an Islamic or non Islamic background in a harsher and evil manner. On the contrary, that goes against the entire dour of our Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam in the Mexican phase, those that are enemies of Allah islamophobes Yes, indeed, how can you you know, ignore that and even then, by the way, it's not matter of treating harshly it's a matter of you know, that these people are enemies, you cannot find protection from them, they're going to try to kill you. They're setting up, you know, plot surgery

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for you. So use your common sense in this regard. And also notice in the same surah that mentions all of those enemies. First number seven is Allah who an AGI avena come webinar lead in data, min whomever, it is very possible that just in a matter of time, Allah will bring about between you and those whom you consider to be enemies, love and reconciliation. And this is a prediction that the worst enemy can become your best friend. It is a prediction that the people of Makkah will eventually convert to Islam as they did. The next Surah Surah are soft, and soft. The soft is also one of them was a bit hard. We said in yesterday's lesson there are five Muslim behat and this is

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one of the one of the sub behad sutras and sort of the soft is called pseudo soft because it means those that are standing in ranks and Rose and Allah subhana wa tada praises those that are waging a legitimate Jihad and they are lined up in ranks and rows. And the main theme of the surah is to be faithful to the promises of a law to live up to the standard of being a Muslim and some of the key verses here verse number two, you will Latina armano limited una merata falloon Guevara Nakata in de la he under Omar la jaffarian. O you who believe? Why do you say what you do not do? Why don't you practice what you preach? It is indeed a grave sin in the eyes of Allah, that you say something and

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do something else. And this is a factor here that all of us need to think about that we need to live up to what we are saying we need to be careful about being not being double faced, or hypocritical. And moose and Isa are mentioned in the surah. And their followers are mentioned as well. And there is an indication here that the followers of moose and ERISA many of them did not live up to the commandments of moose and ERISA that the followers of those prophets, they fell short of the standards, their profits set for them. And that is an indication for us that all Muslims don't do that. Make sure you live up to the promises that the Prophet system gave to you live up to the words

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and the commandments of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as well. The disciples of riesa are highly praised in this surah that Allah says in the Quran, that Jesus asked that the disciples who is going to be from my helpers with Allah subhana wa didyma on Sati Illa Allah, Allah, Allah and howdy you

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No unsolved law, so the disciples that we are all going to help a lot, so kinda what to either. And this is, of course meant for all of us to want to help the messenger. And of course when we say help the messenger and help Allah, they don't need our help. They don't need anything from us rather, when we help the religion we end up helping ourselves a law does not need us, we need a law. And when we give unto Allah we are in fact giving unto ourselves and really saving ourselves. The surah, as well has that famous verse that he is the one that has sent this religion to prevail over all others, and that his light shall indeed be perfect around this world, even if the rejecters try to

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stop it. And this is a prediction that Islam will indeed spread as it has spread so panela, from where to where think where this religion was, when the Prophet system was being persecuted in Mecca, even think of the Sahaba in Medina and the superpowers of Roman Persia. And where are those superpowers now? And where is Islam now and Islam is practice around the globe as our Prophet Sall Allahu Allah who was send them said that my lord has rolled up this earth to me and spread it out. And I have seen the East turn most and the western most and this religion shall reach both of those east and Western most and Subhanallah There is not a single land Not a single Island, not a single

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partier or village anywhere in the world except that there are people praying and fasting and this is exactly what our prophecies and predicted and what the Quran itself says who will lead the Salah Sula, who will Huda Medina and healthy little hero who Allah Deen equally well, okay, hello, Catherine. So we need to then do what we can to help the cause of Allah subhanho wa Taala because this surah promises us a deal. The surah says Do you want to enter into a transaction with Allah Subhana Allah, we have the opportunity to have a deal with Allah, we have the opportunity to have a transaction or a bargain and what is it Allah says in the Quran? Shouldn't I give you a transaction

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that will protect you from jahannam believe in Allah and His messenger and strive in His cause with your wealth and your persons. If you do so your sins will be forgiven, you shall be caused to enter agenda. And one more gift I'll give to you that you love this victory from Allah and give glad tidings to the believers. So let us enter into a contract with Allah and what a blessing contract there is no bargain better than this bargain. you dedicate whatever meager things you have for the religion of Allah and Allah so it will give you infinity he will give you a heaven whose width is more vast and the heavens and the earth He will give you eternal life and bliss, what more do you

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want and what bigger and more important bargain can there be? Therefore, let us stand up for the sake of Allah. Now, let us do what we can so that we can be successful in this transaction with our Creator. The next surah is Surah. Al Juma and this surah was revealed when a large caravan arrived in the marketplace of Medina and they started shouting out their prices and their deals, you know, new goods for sale things from Damascus things from Yemen, and people, a large group of the hypocrites, they stood up from the masjid and they walked out and they began buying and selling as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was giving the hold on the member and obviously, that is not

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something that is that is acceptable and Allah azza wa jal revealed in the Koran, this surah which deals with some of the etiquettes of holdover of the hobo Juma and of course, it is the famous verse. Yeah, you will know the nominal either No, Dr. sadati minuman. Juma at first our zicatela he was ruled by oh you who believe when the event is given for Joomla then leave your transactions and come to the vicar of a law come to the remembrance of a law that is better for you. If you only knew then once the prayer is concluded, fantastic you to fill out the go ahead and disperse in the land and go ahead and seek Allah's bounty. Go ahead and buy and sell and do they have a lot so that you

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may be successful, so much beautiful aspects over here of them. By the way, Allah is encouraging us to go secret trade, Allah is telling you go find the business, do something, get a career, go ahead. It's all Allah's bounty. But he's also saying when you do that, make sure you remembering a lot throughout the day also noticed really beautiful point and again, we're doing a very cursory level summary. And if you do have to go word by word bit by bit, so just look there. Just a bit of a tidbit here. Notice the verbs that Allah uses. Allah says that when the event is called fest sow and fast sow means you walk with eagerness and with strength, like you're gonna not running that's not

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for sale, but like we do sorry, you know, you're walking with determination, you're you're serious, you have to do something and you're walking at a bit of a pace you need to get there. Then Allah says once the sun

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is finished fan tissue just wander out. Notice when you're coming to a law, there is seriousness. There is a quick pace and you have to get there. Once it's something else. Allah is not saying rush to get money a lesson. Go ahead and just disperse in the land and get your wrist What? Whatever Allah has written for you. The enthusiasm should be for the religion and the dunya. Okay, it's there. So let's have that priority in order as well. This verse also praises the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and mentions that who will lead the seller Sula, who will Hoda Medina, excuse me, this mentions that he is the one who has sent the messenger. But I definitely mean excuse me out of

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Suliman home yet to allow him IoT he has he is going to recite to him His signs and give him knowledge and wisdom. You are the marketable hikma we use a key him and Allah subhanho wa Taala therefore mentions that reciting the book of Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaching us the Koran, it should lead to two things. And this is a very, very important verse, that so many trends of the Muslim world, they go to one extreme versus the other. And they're in, and 10 skia, two things are mentioned. And this translates to Islamic academics and Islamic spirituality, both need to come from the Koran, and both should be the fruits of listening to the Quran, and studying

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the Koran, some strands in our Muslim world today, they emphasize the academic side, the knowledge side, the flip side, the aqidah side, the headed side, so they're really obsessed with Islamic knowledge. And that's great. But sometimes, those groups, they have almost no emphasis on spirituality. In fact, they might even, you know, make a point of not being that spiritual, and that's wrong. And then you have another extreme and that extreme is all about spirituality and Ischia and purification. But there's not that much emphasis on purity of creed and purity of your actions and making sure it's in conformity with this idea. And both of these extremes are wrong, we

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need to have this classical side and what is called the mystical side, which is all within the realm of Islam because you have Hillel scholastics and halal mysticism, then you have scholastics, that is not within and mysticism that is not Western, we need to have both of these coming from the tradition and from the Koran, any group or any strand of Islam that does not emphasize both of these has fallen short of the Quranic paradigm. So be careful of this. And especially I warn those whose full time occupation has Islamic knowledge. And I speak as somebody who has come from that background as well, that Be careful that that knowledge also impacts you to be a better person, if

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your knowledge is not impacting you, in your personal rituals in your personal life and your personal matters. If your knowledge is not impacting you in your test gear, then something is wrong with your knowledge. So be careful about that. The sooner also has a beautiful verse that reminds us that no matter where we are, no matter how we try to run away, death is going to catch up to us. And so we need to be very, very careful in this regard. And this surah also has the verses well about the the the the the point of the children of the book, or one group of them, the Jews amongst them some category amongst them, that they did not live up to the commandments of the Torah. And so Allah

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subhana wa tada says that those who took on the total, but then didn't really understand it and act upon it, Allah gives a very, very explicit example. They are like donkeys that are carrying volumes of books on their backs. And that's a very, very profound analogy of what use is knowledge if it's not going to benefit you. So this goes back to my previous point, and it is explicitly mentioned in the in this surah. The next surah is Surah Al munaf, your own and Sumitomo nahoon.

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As the title explains to it is a sutra that warns against the hypocrites and the hypocrites are severely criticized, because of their lying and because of their scheming. And because of their double faced, and because they're not doing anything for the religion. In fact, they're preventing people from helping the religion and Subhanallah my point here again, I'm not trying to equate this but Subhanallah we have so many people all they do is criticize, criticize, criticize, and do nothing other than point out the faults of other people that suppose it false or even the real false. And you know, they're not obviously they're not all hypocrites, but still there's an element

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of the person. All he's doing is making fun of the other people and criticizing other people something is wrong. You don't build your own reputation by destroying the reputation of others. That's not the way it works. You don't build your good deeds by poking them or stopping the good deeds of others.

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People, even if they are imperfect, you build your own, and you do your own. So this pseudo is criticizing people, the hypocrites, obviously, who were, who were trying their best to prevent the Muslims from giving for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the Muslims are told, and again, this does apply with SQL as refuse to believe. But it does apply to a group of people whose tongues are very attractive, but they're not really demonstrating that in their in their calling into their actions that Muslims are told, be careful, don't be deceived by the outer appearances. Don't be deceived by the sweet tongues. This is in the suit, I hear that even some of the Muslims, they were

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convinced by the outer appearance of these hypocrites, because one of the signs of hypocrisy is you have a great sweet tongue, but it's not inside of you. Your heart doesn't follow up with that. So Allah is saying, don't be deceived by their outer appearances. And this is a very stark warning to anyone who might have an outer layer of deceit, but inside they are corrupt. We seek Allah's refuge from ever being in that category. The surah has over 15 characteristics of the hypocrites that are mentioned, go over it, try to pick out those characteristics and then analyze your life. Make sure you don't have any of those characteristics so that you don't have even a partial aspect of

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hypocrisy. And the last three verses of the surah are a very clear warning to all of us. That Yeah, you will have the M and O you who believe large will have come and wailuku Allah Allah to command decorilla make sure that neither your possessions nor your children end up distracting you from the worship and remembrance of Allah, for whoever does So indeed, they have lost everything, and give from what We have provided you before mentality and yet the other common mode to before death comes by a quarter of biloela Horton in a gentle curry, then he will say Oh Allah, if only were to give me one other chance, give me some time so that I can be charitable, and be of those who are righteous,

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when you hear a long enough sin, either judge Aloha, but a law will not delay the soul when it's time of death comes and Allah is well informed of all that you do. Notice here, every single hypocrite every single person who wasn't righteous will beg the angel of death. Give me one more time. Just give me another hour, I'm going to do a lot in that hour. And Allah says no, when you hit Allahu nefs. And Elijah, once the time comes, there is no postponement. And therefore we should do as many good deeds as we can before the inevitable comes because it is inevitable, dear Muslims, there will be a time I will not be here, and you will not be here as well. No one, no one lives

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forever. So let's prepare to prepare for that day. And also, one thing we learned from disorder is that of the greatest of good deeds that will bring comfort to us is our generosity giving unto others because when, when a death will come, what will the hypocrites say, Give me some time so that I can be charitable, the number one thing on that person's mind, he will realize the one thing that will save me the most will be to be charitable, and to be kind and compassionate to other people and to give my wealth to feed people to build something that others can benefit from. So let us leave as much of a legacy as we can in that regard. Let us spend upon people and upon projects and whatever

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we can do so that we can ensure a loudhailer when we meet a lot, we have so much that we have left behind that we can say Well, look, this is what I did with all that you have given me the next sort of solid at harben. And it is a continuation of the previous sutra, the theme of the previous sutra because the previous pseudomonads. it dealt with hypocrites versus believers and pseudo tabon deals with the people who reject Islam versus believers. So the kuffaar versus the believers and the surah as well, it ends with the same warning of the previous one that our wealth and our children make sure that it does not distract us now what does the heartburn mean? And why is this pseudo culto

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Vauban it goes back to verse number nine, yo major alchemy the Yeoman generator yom would have been the day that he will gather you for the Day of Gathering the big day of judgment. That is the day of Taha born. And I went over the names of the of the day of judgment when I started my series of the Day of Judgment. If you log on to YouTube, I have multiple series, sorry for the free plug here. But there are many series in Sharla that I hope will be of benefit and one of them is the day of judgment series that is still ongoing. And in that series, I went over the names of the day of judgment and I went over this one at the hub one and I went over some of the details of what this

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means and at the hub and to be very brief it means that this is the day of mutual exchange the mutual loss and gain. People will be trading. It's a stock market, but there are no bonds there are no shares to sell and to buy a to exchange what will be the medium of exchange. It will be your good deeds and Mike

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Good deeds and your sins and my sins we seek Allah's refuge, people will come and sue you, and they're going to say so and so he backed by did me so and so took my money, so and so harm me so and so did volum. To me, there is no currency when, when the person will win his suit against another person in the court of Allah, Allah azza wa jal will pass the judgment you must give this many good deeds. So the deeds that you've done, your Salah yours, your charity, all that hard earned good deeds you have done, you're going to be have to pass it over to somebody whom you have wronged to really think it's worth it to wrong, somebody when your own good deeds that you have done will be

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given to him. Whatever sins that we do between us and Allah ask us forgiveness. Insha Allah insha Allah if you're sincere, inshallah you're guaranteed forgiveness, but just be careful when you hurt other people. When you speak bad about other people. Be aware of your tongue harming other people. err on the side of caution. Be quiet and don't say anything bad. Be careful of your hands of your eyes. Be careful of doing things or hurting people, be careful of people's wealth and stealing people's wealth out rubella. Be careful of volume, because volume is through math on the Day of Judgment, volume will become darknesses on the Day of Judgment. And be careful, be most careful of

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shedding people's blood because our Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam said, a person shall have hope for forgiveness, as long as he hasn't shed somebody's blood. Beware of ever being a tyrant one of these ironic tyrants that we still have on this earth today, beware of being one of them, because when they meet a law, then no one will be able to save them from all the things that they have done. So this Yeoman hoburne is a the name that is given to the day of judgment because there will be a mutual exchange between you and anyone who has a case against you and therefore have no cases against other people, between you and Allah inshallah Allah is looking forward and Rahim and I'm not

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saying this is an open license to commit sins. I'm saying that if you are repentant, Allah shall forgive. This isn't the Koran, but other people, Allah is gonna allow between the two of you and it will be between the two of you, which you have done. So that's why this is called the Omaha button. And that's what Allah says, in the same sutra, whoever believes in Allah and does good deeds, that person, his sins will be forgiven and shall cause to enter into Jen under which gardens flow to dwell there and forever the radical fosun of him, that is indeed the supreme achievement, the surah so that the hobble also has a very beautiful verse about calamities, please memorize it and take it

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as a rule. Take it as a motto that you live your life by verse number 11 masaba Mimosa but then elaborate vanilla woman you may be Lahiya, the supanova How beautiful. No calamity befalls anyone except by the will of Allah. And whoever has a man in a law, Allah will guide their heart. Notice the correlation here because when a calamity happens, your heart is troubled. When a calamity happens, your heart almost tops to beat when a calamity happens. You feel you might even feel the physical pressure on your heart and a lot is saying, first and foremost realize I know what's happening. I know it it's not a surprise. This is all been decreed and I know it and then Allah is

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giving you encouragement. He is literally putting that light at the end of the tunnel woman human biLlahi yalova have emailed me and I will take your heart and guide it I will take care of look, Allah mentions his earlobe, because the olive is the one that is hurt at the time of a calamity. And therefore memorize this verse and next time a calamity befalls You know, there is no way out of that calamity except by turning to Allah subhana wa tada increasing your Eman And when you do so you will find your heart comes at ease, you will find a way out of that calamity. And the sutra concludes by reminding us that sometimes sometimes some members of our families might become impediments in our

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worship to Allah, they might make demands that we might be tempted by and we will do the harm. And so Allah says they are they are some of your wives and some of your children and wives your main spouses because it goes both anytime the spouse has mentioned it goes both ways in the Koran that they are your enemies and Allah says some not all follow him. Be careful of them. Be aware be aware of them. Then Allah says after calling some of them enemies. Allah says

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what in tough waters for Hotel fudo if you pardon, if you overlook if you forgive, then Allah as well as afford and Rahim know Allah says that your wealth and your children are a test unto you. And indeed Allah alone has the ultimate reward. What an amazing, amazing verse. Some spouses and some children, their priorities are not the religion. So they will ask you to do something that is how long earn how long money or do something how long or do something that displeasing to Allah and because they're asking you to do something, how long they're enemies to you, meaning that if you follow them, they will cause your downfall

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Did it by calling them enemies. It doesn't mean they hate you. It means that if you follow that enemy, you will be defeated your downfall. But in this case, Allah is saying the enemy itself for himself or herself has to be saved. So it's not a mortal enemy. It is someone that you have to guide with you. And that is why how do you guide them? by forgiving them and overlooking and taking them with you, you change them through your actions, you don't fall prey to their temptations with you. So Allah azza wa jal is reminding us that some spouses and some children, their priorities are not right, you need to maintain your priorities and treat them with the utmost love. And then for all of

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us, no exceptions in never and while you can, do can fit in for all of us your wealth and your children, they are a test for you. Yes, they are a test. Whether we fail or pass depends on what we do. The next suitor is sort of Pollock, I sort of thought of as the the name we'll give away. It deals with divorce, and it deals with child maintenance, and divorces a very, very awkward topic. And I have given again, some hot buzz and some lessons on divorce, you'll find them online. And again, this is a topic that, frankly, it is a taboo topic, but we should all study it, even as we ask Allah that we never need to use it. You know, it's like the safety drills when you enter the

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plane, I should say when we used to enter planes, the Lord knows when it's gonna happen again, when we used to enter a plane or any type of safety routine, you need to know the exits, but you don't want to use them. And the surah is telling us some of the rulings of divorce. And it commands men in particular to fear Allah azza wa jal, and to treat their wives even in the case of divorce with justice. And this really brings up an awkward reality. And let's be honest here. Yes, it is true that both genders are potentially guilty. And usually when a divorce happens, you know, it's pretty common that there's some blame on both sides, you know, that something just didn't work out. And

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perhaps both of them did something wrong to exacerbate, but let us be honest here, generally speaking, the male gender has the capacity to do more wrong and get away with it. And that is the reality of the world that we live in. Hence, the Koran comes and explicitly advises the husbands explicitly advises the men in this regard and read this surah with this point in mind, that Allah Georgia is telling husbands Do not force them out of their houses. Hello, saying this is the limit or the law of Allah and whoever transgresses the law of Allah has wronged himself. Allah says in the surah, that once the the the waiting period expires, either resumed the marriage with honor or let

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the wives go free with honor, don't be mean and nasty either way, okay, if it didn't work out, okay, not all marriages are going to work out, release them with honor with dignity. Allah says in the surah, let the man who is wealthy provide in accordance with his means meaning gift your wife and take care of her according to your means. And the man who does not have wealth still, let him give from whatever little that he has Subhan Allah, what a beautiful, beautiful surah here, and I say this very, very frankly, that if we studied the laws of divorce, and if we followed the laws of divorce, and if men in particular, because in the shadow, of course, the the right of divorce is

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easier for the man to give, as we know that the woman if men fully followed the Shetty and understood the mechanisms of the Sharia, the divorce rate would plummet exponentially in society. And again, I'm not blaming only the men, sometimes, you know, both genders have an issue here and there, both genders need to raise the bar and be better, but still, and I say this as a person, not only as a person who is of that gender, but also because as a person who is a chef or whatnot, I get cases all the time, and it is well known. And I don't like to say this, but it is true. All too often. Husbands and you know, men, they don't act in a matter that is befitting and they misuse and

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abuse, the privilege that Allah has given them. And that's definitely something that they have to answer for on the Day of Judgement. This surah as well. It has some of the most oft quoted verses in the entire Koran, about the blessings of those who trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala and what Allah will do that woman yet tequila hijjah Allahu Maharaja, whoever has taqwa of Allah, Allah will make a way out for him. And Allah will provide for him from sources he never expected. Whoever relies upon Allah, Allah will suffice him he doesn't need anything else. Indeed, Allah shall accomplish His purpose. And Allah has a measure on all things. Now, I want you to think about I'm sure you've heard

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these phrases so many times woman yet de la hija Allahu Maharaja woman, a talker LFO hesper. However, how many of you actually knew that the context of all of these verses is divorce, it is so profound, of course it applies everywhere, but especially in the context of divorce. All of this is in this context. Why? Because when a divorce takes place,

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The parties and especially you know a lady who's divorced she feels that pain, the sense of helplessness of what's going to happen now who's going to take care of me? How will I survive? And for all of this Allah saying, Don't worry, I will take care of you just put your trust in me woman yet tequila Allah who Maharajah were so common Hey through la casa, you will be fed for and taken care of and inshallah another suitor will come for my sources you never expected you will be taken care of just put your trust in Me and I will take care of all the rest. Now, of course, it doesn't just apply to the divorced and the divorcee. But it's interesting to note that the context is that

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and of course it applies to everything and the final sooner that we will do. So that at the headin. As soon as the hareem it deals with a

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a personal incident in the life of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam which you can listen to my Sierra lectures in this regard for more details that basically made two of the wiser prophecies and I shouldn't have so they became irritated and jealous. And so they hatched a mini small internal plot between the wives to try to persuade the prophets of the law where I set him to abandon something that was permissible for him. And so the Prophet system to please his wives, he made a promise that he would abandon that. And Allah says that, do not do this, do not change the Sharia, do not you know, try to appease other people and make something that Allah has made Hello, you make it hard on

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for yourself. So our priorities have to be in line with the priorities of Allah and His messenger. And it is also in this context, in this context of the suitors of this surah that we are reminded to take care of our families, or you who believe that everything among

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all and forsaken, legal narrow, protect yourselves and your families from the fire of hell, parents, husbands and wives, we have responsibilities beyond just ourselves. We have responsibilities to our children, to our extended family members, each one in accordance with the level of that we have over them, but we cannot ignore the rights of the family. And we are a family unit Islam is not a religion of selfishness, Neff CFC, no, in Islam, we are a person who has multiple responsibilities and not just ourselves, not just myself, me and I, we are people who are fathers and sons and brothers, we are people who are uncles were people who are nephews, and for women as well, all their

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their relationships, we have to look at all of that and try to have a positive impact. And the last verses of the surah concludes with negative and positive lady role models, female role models, the wife of the wives of Luke, and we're negative role models and the wife around and Maria are positive role models. And a lot tells men and women, the both of them to take the negative to take the positive role models and to be aware of the negative role models and notice here and it's a very interesting point that spouses are not an excuse to decide your fate in the hereafter. You can be married to the best of mankind no and lowth were prophets of Allah and yet ended up in the worst of

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places and you can be married you can literally be married to the worst person in human history that's been around fit Alan's wife was found is the worst person in all of human history. And she ends up being a role model and the highest or one of the highest ladies of gender, your spouse, even your spouse cannot decide your place in gender or the opposite. So you are your own language and has allowed this that you have this opportunity to create your own place in gender not by the help of a London permission of a lot obviously so be careful Don't blame other people doesn't matter who is around you or what you have, you have the opportunity to earn gender or the opposite. We ask Allah

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subhanho wa Taala on these blessed nights of Ramadan to accept our two hours and to forgive our sins and to exalt our ranks and inshallah Tata will continue tomorrow with Jews tabarrok suta milk and the next surah is until then said Amalia rahmatullah wa barakato.