Channel: Yasir Qadhi
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I said I'm alikum warahmatu Allahi wa barakato Exalted be the name of our Lord, the majestic, the Most High. We put our trust in Him, and upon Him we rely, he sent us a prophet whose message no sincere person can deny. And he revealed to us that we strive to exemplify. We asked him to forgive our sins on the last day and our good deeds amplify. Today shout Allahu Tada, we will move on to pseudo Tel Aviv off and it is a perfect follow up from Sudan and Sudan and Sudan out of the both of these students, they are revealed in a very similar timeframe. In fact, some of our commentators say that they came essentially back to back and therefore this is a mid to mid to late mechi, solar and
solar are off. It revolves around the perpetual fight between truth and between falsehood between good and between evil amongst the children of Adam. And even before that amongst Adam himself and shavon a police on the other side. So this entire chapter is about the perpetual battle it's a non it's a non stop battle, ongoing battle between the people who believe in a law that people who want to live ethical and moral lives and versus those who do not add to the entire surah therefore, is trying to prove this point via history of the past via reminders of the Day of Judgment via even conversations between the people of heaven and hell as we as we shall discuss inshallah Tada.
Therefore, in this surah, there are also many reminders of Allah's blessings. There are many warnings of the possible punishments as well. And this sort of sorted out of it is in fact one of the longest In fact, technically it is the longest of the mccunn Sutras, there is no makansutra longer than this, of course, Bukhara is mad and you remember, so relatively long surah this surah it has 206 verses, and it is more than a juice and a quarter more than a juice and a quarter. And in fact, it is also correct to point out that this was the first
The longest sewers to be revealed so Baqara and are they ever on a nice and mighty these are the long suit as the first eight or nine suitors are considered to be totally wild, or the long suits and suits are off, which we're going to do today is the first chronologically in terms of revelation of all of these sutras. And the surah begins, as you heard our party sub recite with strong exhortations to believe in the Koran. And the stage is set that this is going to be an entire surah or much of the surah is going to be about stories. And by the way, many other suitors in the Quran are focused on stories. For example, through the use of when we're going to come to this the entire
story sort of costs as well is majority stories. This sooner as well. More than half of it is about different stories. And in verse number three, Allah subhanho wa Taala rhetorically asks how many nations before you have come and gone? You're not the first you're not going to be the last. So Allah azza wa jal is reminding us that humble ourselves, we think that we're gonna live forever, we never really think about history that you know, a time will come when we will be something of the past Allah is speaking to the chorus and the chorus thought they would live forever. Now the Quran or something of the past and the day will come when me and you will also be something of the past.
So Allah azza wa jal is setting that stage that learn from the people before you. And in verse number seven, that ferronickel son it could be in we're going to tell you stories, Fernando pasanda, we're going to tell you a sauce. We're going to tell you stories. And these stories are stories of knowledge, stories of truth. Why am I couldn't have been a law is not narrating a story that he doesn't know that he heard from a third party, one that couldn't have been I wasn't absent, we were not absent. We were there. We saw everything. Allah is telling us the eyewitness account, not just the eyewitness, but the one who is the one who is the rub of everything, he is going to narrate to
us the stories so that we can benefit from them. And of course, this surah has many, many stories. The first of them are chorus are recited some of it is the story of Adam and he believes from verse 11 to 25. And please read this section is one of the most detailed in the entire Quran about this particular incident between Adam and Eve leaves so many lessons to learn from this section of them is that a law honored us We are the blessed creation of a law, even the angels that get amen kategorien and jabril and Mika L and his Rafi even the angels, these noble entities, Allah subhana wa tada asked them to bow down to us to show us honor, have you ever felt that level of thankfulness
that that deserves that Allah chose you and Allah subhanho wa Taala honored you so that and let us live up to that status that Allah chose for us. We also see over here the dangers of arrogance, of rejecting the truth because of pride, which was the sin of your beliefs that at least knew the truth, and the police knew right from wrong, and yet his pride got the better of him, we need to be very careful. Our Prophet sallallahu wasallam said that pride is one of the unforgivable sins to feel yourself that you're going to reject the truth simply because it comes from a source that you do not like. And we have to be very careful and monitor in our daily lives about this. This evil of
feeling a sense of pride against other people. We also see over here another evil and that is the evil of racism, a beliefs was the first racist beliefs was the first racist a belief said I am better than Adam why not because of my email not because of my taqwa not because of No, because you created me from something, you created him from something else, he looked at something that has nothing to do with actual betterment actual mobility, he looked at something that is secondary, and that is his origin or his his arsenal, or where is he originally from? What is his skin color, whatever that type of racism might be. And he said, Because of this, I am better. And so at least
proves to be the first racist anyone, anytime someone feels himself better than another person, because of something that is not in his control because of where he's from, because of the passport because of his socio economic status because of anything that is not related to Allah subhanho wa Taala, then that person is following the path of least and by the way, even if we have piety, a sign of piety is to not describe piety to ourselves. So even if we have more piety than somebody else, in the eyes of Allah, we will not think we have more piety than somebody else. That's one of the ironies of piety. So it pleases the first racist because he thought himself better and a higher
Roman I am better than some of the wisdoms of the story and the morals of the story of Adam and the police as well is that no matter how wrong a police was, it leaves in the end turn to Allah for what he needed. And the police may do our to Allah. Allah on Buddha Nila Jojo by phone, if this is making dua to Allah and saying, Oh Allah let me live until the trumpet is blown until the day of judgment. So
times of desperation, even a beliefs turn to Allah. How foolish therefore, is the one who denies God and never turns to God that person is more foolish and more misguided than even he believes. Because even he believes he was forced to worship Allah for one point that he needed of the wisdoms. We learn that it believes God has answered his beliefs, his do ours responded to, as our scholars of the past commented on Muslim, how can you despair of your being answered when Allah even answered the two of you beliefs never give up hope? A lot answers all the hours of all the mahalo pot when they turn to Him sincerely. So this is a wisdom we learn over here. It also shows us as well, by the
way, the foolishness of jealousy, because he believes was granted a long life, he believes is going to live longer than any human being amongst us, right? He believes is going to live he was there from the time of Adam, right? And he shall be there until the trumpet is blown. No human is living that long. Now. Can you imagine that long life? What is his goal? What is the agenda that at least has his entire millennia, hundreds of millennia? What does he want to do? He wants to simply misguide other human beings? That's it? I mean, so Pamela, what did he gained by this, you know, even a thief when he steals your money or something, at least he gets something in his pocket, a
police shirt on and all of his minions that support him, what do they gain by seeing us misguided nothing, they only gain satisfaction or they have misguided another entity. So panela are we going to be that foolish that we will listen to an enemy that is that the only agenda The enemy has is sheer jealousy that Allah chose Adam over me. So I'm going to be an enemy to Adam and the children of Adam. We also see over here in verse number 16, that he believes he blamed Allah, Allah await any that that he said, because you have deceived me, oh, Allah, you deceive me, then I will waylaid them on the straight path. And I'm going to attack them from every single side from behind them from in
front of them from the right from their left, and you will find that the majority of them will be thankless who had a lot they will be thankless. We have to ask ourselves, are we thanking Allah for his blessings, if we're not a police has one, the majority of them will not acknowledge the blessings that you have given them. And it also shows us as well, that he believes and his minions are a perpetual enemy to us, that this is an enemy that we have to be vigilant against. And that enemy in the Quran itself says that out of itself, in your outcome, whoever could be roaming around the home that he believes and his tribes, they can see you from a dimension you cannot see them from
they have access to our world, we do not have access to their world, they can see us and they can interact with us by what was said by whispering and we cannot see them. It's something that is alien to our eyesight, we cannot see them. So they have that advantage over us. But we have the advantage of Eman we have the advantage of the Quran, we have the advantage of a lot of our sights of hydrilla. A police does not have any help from Allah, we have Allah's help. And therefore Allah subhanho wa Taala says indicator Shivani Canada that the plotting of at least is always going to be weak, the plotting of shaitaan will always be weak that shaytaan will never when you when you have
Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this also shows us as well, by the way, that when we blame a law for our sins, we are literally satanic when we say it's all it's all divine fate, it's all harder. It's not my fault. Whenever we blame a sin of ours, whenever we blame a mistake of ours on a law, this is satanic because it believes it is your fault or law, even to a police did not bow down. And the Adamic methodology, the methodology of our father Adam, the Adamic methodology is to own up to one's own mistakes and to say, verse number 23, all robina vada and fusina. They said our mother and father These are our parents, our mother and father. They said that Oh our Lord, we have wronged
ourselves even though at least wronged and Adam wronged, but at least ascribed the wrong to Allah and Adam ascribed the wrong to himself. And that's why Adam was forgiven and the police became a police. So always humble oneself, always acknowledge the mistakes and ask a last forgiveness, to blame a law to blame other for one sins, to exonerate your sins because of other and of course, unfortunately, it's very common. You meet people that why aren't you praying? Oh, it's a lot harder. When he wills I'm going to pray. No, everything is caught up. But you don't use that excuse. When you go to work and you earn money. You don't use that excuse. When you go and earn your risk and you
go grocery shopping you say Oh, you don't expect things are gonna fall down from the heavens. You go and you work and then you realize everything is awesome.
Other, the same goes for religiosity, you stand up and do will do, and you face the privilege and you perform the Salah, and you realize everything is with others. So this also shows us as well, the story of Adam at least, that no human is perfect. No human being is perfect. Our father Adam, Allah created him with his own hands. Our father Adam, he lived in Jenna let that point sink in. He lived in Jana. Can you imagine the first few days, months years on this earth? Can you imagine how I mean the shock for our father and mother, can you imagine they would not even know how to eat and drink and how to this is their punishment that they happen because of one morsel that they ate one morsel
of food that they disobeyed a lot, but there are father and mother and a lot as the widget forgave them for that. And so this shows us that look, perfection will not be found in Adam are in the children of Adam, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, all of the descendants of Adam, they are sinners, all of them. And the best of the sinners are those who repent. This also shows us that disobeying a law will bring about repercussions in this world, if not the next, disobeying a law, we have to suffer the consequences for that. And it shows us that no matter the gravity of the sin, no matter how grave, the sin that is, is that it is that we have committed that Allah subhanho wa Taala
is always forgiving, you know, the sin of Adam wasn't just one more. So if you think about it, he was chosen by Allah, he had seen what no other human has seen, he has interacted with the angels, he lived in gender, look at all of that macom that he was given. And yet he still did what he did. And he was still forgiven, Subhana Allah, this is, in a nutshell, the Adamic story really is the story of humanity, all the morals and I have actually given a much longer lecture, which now is not the time, but I have given a 10 part series. It's not online yet. But I have given a long series about the dynamic story and the benefits from the dynamic story, all of what we need to survive on this
earth. We find it in the dynamic story, all of the morals and the lessons is beautiful amounts of information. So read that section of the surah verses 26 to 33. The next section of soldiers that are off, the tone changes, and it goes into detail regarding a very important aspect of morality, modesty, covering one's our we are explicitly told that of the goals of shape on verse 27, of the tactics of shape on is to cause us to act immodestly and to cause us to be stripped and to be naked. This is one of the tactics of shape on we are explicitly told that you have any Adam or children of Adam, we have sent down close to you notice we have sent down it's coming from us. It is a divine
gift. The animals don't have it. It is a gift Allah has given to you you and our scholars, some of them mentioned that Adam and halwa they came down with clothes that some of them say this is an exterior, they came down with clothes, and then they come the bison that when we sent your mother and father down, they were wearing clothes, they were not like the animals. And the other interpretation is that we have gifted you the knowledge of clothes, we are the ones who told you to wear clothes. Why? So that you can hide You're out of your body and you can beautify yourselves with and then Allah says But remember, the covering of taqwa is better than the covering of clothes. Make
sure you cover your clothes. Yes. But have Taqwa as well. Now all of this it really shows us that true civilization. True humanity is not in nakedness. It is not in debauchery, it is not in shedding our clothes to be animalistic. The Koran is very explicit, true civilization is in embracing that gift of Allah and in dignifying ourselves really, it is a dignity that Allah has given us that we wear modest clothes, not the licensure system that that is now prevalent, and we ask Allah for his alpha and forgiveness, and the Koran therefore, verse number 31, it instructs us and by the way, this entire section, it's very rare in the Quran, you have any other you have any item you have any
item is very rare in this section, that is the motif and the norm. Allah is saying, This isn't just for you, oh, Muslims. This is for all of mankind that I preferred you and I gifted you with many things and of the things I gifted you is I gifted you with clouds. I gifted you with decency and modesty, that and then Allah says to us in particular, that take your best clothes, when you go to the masjid. It's good to wear clothes, when you fancy clothes, when you go to people's houses when you go to events, but surely the Messenger of Allah it also deserves in fact it deserves even more dignity who do Xena to come in the cul de Masjid and Allah subhana wa tada explicitly tells us in
verse number 32, that these beautiful gifts that I've given you
Good clothing and have good food. I meant it for the believers don't make it out on. In fact, Allah rhetorically asks, Who is there that can make this how long I have made it Hello for my servants it is meant for them. The beauty of this world of good clothes obviously had our clothes obviously both men and women, they have laws that they have to follow. If those laws are met, go ahead and wear good clothing, embrace the dignity that Allah has given you and wear them to the massages. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says good food as well. I didn't make it out. Um, it is all handled for you kulu go ahead and eat that which is pure, like our father, and our mother Hawa Allah said to them enter
agenda and eat as much as you want to have this food except for one tree. Similarly, Allah is telling us in this world, everything that is helpful for you enjoy it in a quantity that is good, using money that is pure, make sure the food is halal and pure, go ahead and enjoy it. It is all permissible for you. And of course, this verse shows us that our religion tells us to embrace the good of this world and to look forward to the good of the next world as long as it is good in this world meaning and we explained this before halal money and halal food that is being ingested as well. The next section passage 34 onwards, the stage is being set that future profits are going to
come. And these profits will be warning about the judgment of heaven and hell. And in this section as well, we have the only time in the whole Koran where a interesting category appears. And it is this category that the surah is named after. I didn't mention what the pseudo means because I was waiting for this out off means the people in the high places, the people in the high places. That's what out of means. What high places. This section is the only section in the Quran that References This. And it talks about a position that is between heaven and hell. And there will be some people are off that they are not in Geneva. And they're not also in jahannam. And they can see people in
jahannam and recognize people in jahannam. And they can see people in gender and recognize people in gender, and they don't know whether they will enter gender or not. The Quran is not explicit that they will enter but our scholars read in that they shall enter gender eventually. But the Quran is not explicit, and the people of the earth off. They are waiting them yet Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, meal tomorrow, and they're eager to enter, but they have not yet entered gender. And Allah describes the conversation, please read this conversation. There are three categories, the people of gender, the people of jahannam, and the people of out of Who are the people out off. A lot of commentary has
gone into this in one sentence, I will tell you in childhood, the correct position, and that is that the people of the hour off are the sinful amongst the Muslim Ummah, those who didn't do their job the way that they should have, yet they still did something. So we can say they fail the exam, but not with an F, maybe with some maybe like a D grade or something like that. In other words, these are the struggling Muslims that they they they were people who committed major sins and never repented. They didn't pray properly. They they were taking Riba without having any notion of its sin. So all of the major sins are well known. And also, although the rituals are well known, those
that were lacks in their rituals, those that were lacs about doing the major sins, that type of combination, that they still believe in a lot, but not to the level of the righteous to the solid pain. So these are the people of the are off. So there are three camps now they're going to be the people of jahannam are off agenda, go ahead and read that section. And then ask yourself a simple question, which of these three Do you want to be in, because at the end of the day, all of us are going to be in one of those three camps. Now is the time to try our best to decide and to work to make sure we are in the first category and that is of the people of gender. After this begins now
the bulk of the stories of the surah and from verse 59 onwards, we have in quick succession, five prophets and their stories summarized very beautifully. So Pamela, again, and please brothers and sisters, the goal of my class and my lecture is that you then read the Quran and read the translation, this is just the introduction is not meant to be like take the place. So verse 59, is this sort of the the story of the Prophet Noah Noah, verse 65 onwards the Prophet hood, verse 73, onwards the Prophet sila, verse 80, onwards the Prophet lute and verse 85 onwards the Prophet tribe, these five prophets neighborhood saw the root and tribe, all of them they have one or two paragraphs
beautifully summarized, and look at the common theme throughout all of these, the common theme the constant struggle between good and between evil between truth and between falsehood, always the prophets are coming and there are commanding their people with pure beautiful commands or Buddha law, worship.
law for that home. Don't you want to attain piety? They're telling their people look at the blessings Allah has given you look at the fact that he's made you so strong in one in one of the civilizations and another civilization. Look at the fact that he has blessed you to carve houses into mountains. Then he tunel ji Bala Buta and to this day, in that portion of Northern Arabia, we can see those structures that have been carved into the mountains, their houses were in mountains, they were the first civilization to do that. And, and the prophets are reminding them, look at all of these blessings that Allah has given you, thank Allah. And then along with this, there is always
the moral message as well. Whatever was the moral evil in one tribe, do not cheat the people in another tribe or another prophet do not corrupt the land in yet another the Prophet, Lord, do not approach men with lust instead of women. Why are you doing this indecency. Always in all of these, the message is the same. Be grateful to Allah, worship Allah, and live ethical lives. This is Islam Simple as that. thank Allah for what he's given you. And that means you worship a lot the way that he deserves to be worshipped. And then you live good lives, ethical lives, pure lives, moral lives. And yet, what is the response in every single one of these times it is to ridicule the messenger
before they ridicule the message to make fun of the persona, because it's easier to attack the messenger. It's easier, easier to attack the person in English is called the ad hominem attack. And so they say you are
valid, you are misguided. They say you are a fool, you are safe. Haha, you're showing stupidity. They ridicule the teachings, not because of what the teachings are teaching, but they will say, Do you want us to abandon our ways? Do you want us to abandon our forefathers? And this story is still being played out in front of our eyes as we speak. When a Muslim preaches Islam, what is the accusation? Oh, you are backwards, you are this you are that you want to change our civilization we have the better civilization, same story. And in each of those cases, who is the one attacking the prophets call almanor, who call a Latina, stackable, the elite, the creme de la creme, the nobility,
the rich and the powerful, they are the ones who are objecting to the message, and who is following all aladeen as to the evil, the meek, the humble, the weak, they are the ones following you see my dear brothers and sisters, the message of Islam. It is threatening to the people of power first and foremost. And they are blinded by their power. And they're greedy for their power. So they do not want the message of Islam. Because the message of Islam destroys that power, because the weak get their power from the all powerful, the weak become the powerful because they have a loss of Hannah horchata. And they destroy the status quo, which is the status quo of tyranny and injustice. And
therefore, the tyrannical people. They're the ones who can never accept and who follows who embraces the faith, the first, it is always the weak and the meek and the humble. They see the truth, and they see the beauty of it and they embrace it. And we see this in every single civilization across the globe. Do not be surprised your Muslims. In fact, this is the same scenario that is happening right now in front of our eyes. It's the same scene is just two different scripts. That's it, but the same concepts are here and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is being told, this is how it always is. And this is how you as well are going to have to do Yasuda lot. After all of these
stories, there are a series of verses that are so relevant in light of what is happening with the with the current COVID virus and the Coronavirus locked down that I think we should actually pause and go over them verse by verse, because panela I would read these verses and other verses of this nature. And I would never ever think that maybe I can see the manifestation of those verses in our own lifetimes. I would always think yes, that is something of the past, and to see how the entire world has come to a screeching halt to see global economies collapse. To see the gdps of countries start going down to see multibillion dollar corporations filed for bankruptcy, to see the entire
globe in terror to see them massaged, shut down, well lucky who could have ever imagined what do we are seeing now. And this all happened instantaneously. It all happened in a matter of a few days. Who could have ever imagined this. Now read these verses. Allah says verse number 96. He first praises righteousness that had the people of these towns believed and turn righteous, we would we would have opened for them all the blessings left handed to him. Baraka is somebody who will have the blessings, the heavens and earth would have followed on them, but they rejected so we seize them by what they were doing that Allah says. I mean, for the people who have these towels, of these
villages do the people feel secure, that our power will not come to them at night when they're sleeping? Do they feel safe, that they're going to be alive by the time the morning comes? Do the people of the towns Do they have that that delusion that they feel secure that our power and might will not come to them during the day when they're playing around? And the new macro law? Do they have the authority to feel safe from the planning of a law? None can feel safe from the plans of Allah, except those who are last minutes ever terrified the moment knows the power of a law. And then verse 100, and look at this first in light of Coronavirus. Our lamea had a lady in a tunnel all
the men by the end ha those who inherited the land after these previous people, we destroyed all of them, those who inherited the land after these previous people, can they not see the truth? Can they not see that if we will, we could strike them for their very cents if we will be good with the same thing to them. And so I've heard a lot I used to read this verse and think these are things gone. And now we see this reality right here and now in front of our eyes. And this is not the time I have given hold buzz about this topic about why we are being inflicted with this. But there is no question that this is a communal either because of too much volume and fitna and facade that has
happened around the globe, until finally enough was enough. And now the reckoning in a certain way is coming. And still we need to repent to Allah and make sure that we are not punished at the individual level after this section. In the surah long historian the whole surah from verse 104, to 171 on and off the whole more than almost half the surah almost more than a third of the sutra and it is dedicated to the story of Musa and fell down and the Israelites and there's so much wisdom over here. It is one of the longest chapters with regards to the story of Musa and the whole Quran. And of course the story of Moses itself is the longest story it is the most frequent story always
told in the Quran, because the parallels with our nation to their nation and the parallels with the Prophet Mohammed system and the Prophet Musa they are the most and in this again, there's way too much to summarize here but some of the points here and the conversion of the sorcerers when the sorceress convert and they go from being the worst of the worst until we go to becoming the best of the best What a sad have to say Judy and Amanda Bella Bella mean, they fell down in prostration in front of the entire crowd, and they were willing to be persecuted to death within an instant, it shows you that even the worst enemy can potentially become your ally. It shows you that a laws help
comes from strange and mysterious sources who could have ever predicted that the Sorcerer's who are meant to fight Mussolini and the Battle of the the the magic who were meant to win over Moosa, the Sorcerer's would become within the army of Muslim and against their own. And this is what happens when you have a law on your side that help comes to you from sources you could never expect. And in this section as well, we learn of something new phenomenon that has not been mentioned in the sutra up until now. And that is the phenomenon of irritations and nuisances and grumblings, and complainings. From within the camp of the believers. You see, the previous sections have talked
about the enemies of the prophets, but there's something that also is within the ranks of the followers of the prophets. And that is those who are not really firmly upon among those that are grumbling and complaining. And this now begins as sorted out if we find this multiple times as well. And this is the reality of our own as well. Not everybody is obachan. And not everybody is to the level of the Sahaba. There are those who they are on the fence, there are those who are they have some good and then they're also struggling and doing things that are harmful to them and to the oma and we see this in the story of Musa and his followers of the children of Israel, when Messiah comes
to them and tries to cheer them up. Verse 129, they rebuke Moosa, the followers of Musa they say palu Zina, they say we were persecuted even before you came, what good have you done? You were supposed to save us or Moosa, you're coming was supposed to free us around before you came, we were punished, we're still being punished. What what what good have you done to us? So panela again, that that notion of they just want perfection and ease instantaneously. And in fact, we here as well, in this story of sorted out off, we hear as well of the incident of them after having been saved from Freetown, crossing over the Red Sea and then worshipping a false god. And it shows us that sometimes
the believers themselves, they're going to fall short and they're going to do some major problems and sins. It also shows us as well, the Quranic story, the story of fit out that Allah xojo punish the people of fit out multiple times with minor punishments until the major punch
Came verse 133, for our son Nanaimo to find a well Gerardo will come by our buffer there our demo is demo for so that we sent upon them. The flood we sent upon them the locusts we sent upon them the lice we sent upon them frog, recent abundant blood. All of these were explicit signs, if you read the books if they've seen, these were massive problems that afflicted Egyptian society, and every single time the entire society It is like basically locusts everywhere until they cannot even live and they realize this is a Punisher from Allah. So they go to Moosa and they say, call your Lord to get rid of the locusts. So Moosa does it they say, well believe when the locusts leave, they do not
believe then the next one comes, the next one comes. In all of this, we see that Allah does not destroy a nation until they're given some opportunities. Allah does not destroy a comb until they have a few chances, even for our despite his moronic evil, even if it around was given in this if five chances one after the other, but Allah says they were too arrogant. They were too sinful of a people a lot. So agenda does not rebel in punishment. Allah does not love to inflict punishment, but some people deserve it. And even when they deserve it, they're given opportunities and chances. Therefore all Muslims, if one of us does have a minor issue or problem or minor adapt in our lives
that are coming, let us wake up let us realize this is a wake up call. Let us make sure and understand that Allah is giving us an opportunity to be better it is meant as a mercy for us not as a punishment if we turn back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Sooner than out of goes on. And in this section as well. We have the famous incident of Musa asking to see Allah subhanho wa Taala called the rugby Adeney on booty lake that Moosa is asking to see Allah subhana wa tada and this is a blessing that even the prophets wanted they wanted it but they will not get it in this world. It is a blessing that will only be given to the people of Jenna and it will be given to all of us who
enter gender it is the ultimate goal of every believer, dear Muslim, don't you want to see a law Don't you want your face to be shining bright would you want to marry then now there are on that day faces will be shining bright why in our behind now there are they will be looking at a lot Subhana Allah to Allah. So Moosa wanted to see Allah and Allah said you cannot see me in this world is not possible your flesh and blood cannot do that. That's only something that can happen when we are in a different phase in a different state. And that is of the accurate and also in this section. Moosa is given an alpha, which is the tablets, the holy tablets, the mu says, given the alpha and our Prophet
sallallahu alayhi salam told us that Allah wrote the Anwar with his own hand, Allah wrote it with his own hand and he gave it to Musa and Moses spoke with a lot directly. He was one of the three people that we know of who spoke to Allah directly, Adam spoke to a lot directly. Our Prophet Mohammed Salah larvicidal, spoke to Allah directly. And Moses spoke to although directly by directly, we mean from behind a veil, not seeing a lot, but there was no intermediary between them. And Moosa was given the tablets and he spoke with a law for 30 days he was speaking with a law in Mount Sinai, and then Allah blessed him with 10 days more, and the people the Israelites, after the
30 days were over and Moosa didn't come back, they decided to start worshipping the golden calf and this is something that is mentioned in their books. It's not just in our books as well and SubhanAllah. It shows us that even the righteous and the prophets they have to sometimes deal with problems from within and not just problems from without. And Allah tells Moosa that go back to your people. They've taken a golden calf as a false god so Musa for Roger Bannister, he came very angry back to his people. Then when he saw the calf for Allah, Allah, He through the tablets and the tablets broke Subhana Allah, when Allah told him, he was angry, when he saw with his own eyes,
that's when his anger exploded. And that's how human beings are. The one who sees is not like the one who hears to see the reality is not like the same as reading or hearing about it. So when he saw his people worshipping the calf, he gets rid of the tablets that Allah gifted him is the most precious thing on earth, but in his anger, this is what happens when you get angry, that you sometimes act in a manner that you yourself will regret no matter how righteous you are, your emotions need to be controlled. So musala sam his anger and he was a person of as we know, so he threw the the, the tablets, they cracked. And then instead of getting angry at his people, the first
person he goes to is his own brother Harun, and he holds on to his beard and his and his hair and how ruin in front of everybody. He begins rebuking him, how dare you let them do this? And Harun says, Oh, my dear son of my mother, my dear son of my mother.
Listen to me first before you jump before you do this in a coma Southern California What do you have to learn any my own people they were about to kill me they forced me to do they didn't listen to me. And so Pamela shows us another beautiful thing how drone and moose our blood brothers, they were the same mother and father, how to and Moosa were both prophets of Allah appointed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Yet what Moosa could do how long could not do and what how one could do Moosa could not do, they're both righteous people, but the effect of Moosa on his people was not the same as the effect of our own. And this shows us a very important fact of life dear Muslims, not everybody is cut out
for the exact same tasks not every scholar or leader or diary can do the exact same thing with the exact same method and the exact same techniques. We all have our characters we all have our personalities, and based on our personalities, we there is a niche that we can shine in, we can be strong and how don't did not have that level of, if you like, sternness that Moosa did that that mooser could have the impact that Harun could have, and how rune By the way, I was considered, you know, his descendants are considered to be the more scholarly and so that each one of them is given something that the other has not been given, we all have a role to play, just because one person or
one die or one share or one leader or one individual cannot do the same as other people. We don't compare, you know, like, oh, you're not doing this and you look at the person and what he has been given you look at the talents and strengths that that person has. And then you see what is the maximum potential within your realm how one was not blameworthy for what happened under his watch. And Moosa was able to then obviously, bring the the Israelis in check, and Mossad then calms down when Mr. Secretary Musab once Moosa calm down and he took the broken a law and he asked the laws, forgiveness, and he asked forgiveness for the children of Israel. And beautiful passage from verse
156. That work to be done if you had to do in your house and filati in Medina, he like that, Oh Allah, inscribed for us right for us all good in this world, and right for as good in the hereafter. We have turned to you some of our scholars said, Who dinner is what the hood actually meant that there were turning to Allah subhana wa Tada. So Allah said, My punishment or in either be my punishment, it will only inflict those who might choose. As for my mercy, it encompasses everything so Pinilla, what a beautiful verse here, my punishment will own This is worth 156 my punishment will only go to the Select people that I choose, but my mercy encompasses everything. So I shall
especially righted, I'm going to give an extra dosage of mercy to those who act righteously, and those who give charity and those who believe in our science. Those who follow the Prophet was 157 the unlettered on me the unlettered prophet whom they find dimensioned in the Torah and the Injeel. Allah is saying this man Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he has been predicted in the previous books as well. And now what follows is one of the most beautiful descriptions especially in Arabic, especially in Arabic And again, what justice can an English translation due to the original Arabic the divine speech of Allah read the Quran in Arabic And I have to say here dear brothers and
sisters, I know it's a different language for most of us but still just strive to learn even words here and there and bit by bit just make it a point this try understanding the Quran the original Arabic have plenty of classes online so that you can inshallah enjoy and understand even a little bit even if it's 40 50% when you hear the Quran being recited, so in the Arabic Allah subhana wa tada says that Aladdin a tabula rasa, Nabeel ami, a lady and a judo mockumentary, no physiological engineer, yet moorambilla roofie we're on home Island moon curry, Where you headed the home of poverty, where you had remotely Himmel haba is a while back on home israa home Well, let's you can
tell him that they follow the Prophet whom they find mentioned in their own books. He commands them to do good deeds, he forbids them from doing evil things, deeds, he allows for them all that is pure, he forbids for them that which is filthy, he unloads from them the burdens and the shackles and the chains that were upon them. He frees them from the bondage they were in and the bondage is human. The bondage is of ignorance, the bondages of slavery over your own desires, the bondages of wandering like lost animals, our religion of Islam, the religion of a lot, it frees mankind that you have a noble goal. You're no longer shackled to your desires. You're no longer living just for the
moment the QRP dm does, as they say in these modern times, just live for the moment. YOLO you only live once? No, we are living for the Acura. We are living for a higher goal and our profit system is coming to live from us those shackles and to make
Understand that we are here for that noble purpose of living the life of the human being that a large region has honored so unloads from them the burdens and the shackles that they're upon them. Therefore, whoever believes in the Prophet, whoever respects the Prophet, whoever supports the Prophet, whoever follows the light that the Prophet system came with four things are mentioned, these are the people who shall be successful, beautiful passage over here, once again, make sure that you read it. In the next section, we move on to the story of the fisherman.
And the fisherman story, it tells us of a group of people of the Israelites, who were blatantly transgressing against a sign of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the righteous people were themselves divided into two camps, the people who did not participate in this trickery or deceit, so in their shady, and it was a very strict Sharia, they could not do any work on the Sabbath on Friday on the Saturday, so they were not allowed to fish on the, for example, not go to work. So what they did was that right before the Muslim time, on Friday, they would set up all the fish nets and lower them in the ground, and then go and sleep. And then come back, you know, after sunset, on the Saturday
through the Saturday is over, but the work was done while they were sleeping, and the nets were set up to do the work on Saturday. And so this is a clear violation that you're trying to trick the law. And this is something that, you know, Allah knows in the amount of money and if you're trying to trick the shady, it doesn't work that way. So the righteous people who are not participating in that action, they got divided. And one group amongst them kept on advising them saying, don't do this, stop this. And the other group said, Why are you giving them advice, they're going to be destroyed, let them be, and Subhana Allah in the Quran, we learn that explicitly, the first group was saved.
The second group that was not committing the sin, but considered the sinners to be gone and lost a lot of silent what their fate was. And to this day, this called as if the Sierra debating where they saved or not. And what this shows us the story of the fishermen. What it shows us two things, primarily, number one, an evil trick to outwit the [???]tier doesn't work. Now, what is an evil trick? The scholars know. And that's something you will study Filkin, not everything that is an easy fatwah is an evil trick. No, this is a common misconception that many average Muslims have if two fatwas are there and the easier one is there, they'll automatically think the easier one is a trick.
No, it's more complicated than this. And this goes back to the books effect. But the point being the scholars know sometimes it's called the healer or a trick. We don't do tricks in the media, you don't trick Allah subhanho wa Taala. So there are no such thing as evil tricks. The next thing that we learned from this very important that we should never, ever feel a sense of arrogance against sinful people. nor should we stop preaching the truth to sinful people thinking that we are better than them. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala is silent about the fate of that group that we're not transgressing against the Sabbath, yet felt the people who are transgressing, were lost beyond hope.
And they felt a sense of superiority. And the first group, they didn't feel that way. Allah says that they said, we're advising them so that maybe per chance they can come back to Allah, and also so that we have an excuse in front of Allah that we are doing our job, that we're showing them the right path. And this shows us that we should never ever stop being positive role models, we should never feel superior, even to those who are Yes, somebody is a sinner and you see the sin, that doesn't mean that you are better than them. If you don't commit that sin. That's the key point. You might have the sin of arrogance, which is what at least had the sin of arrogance, you have to be
careful. We separate in this instance, the hatred of the sin from the sinner in this instance, there's no question we do that, that we don't feel superior to the sinful, even as we thank Allah for not committing that sin difference between the two. And we see this in this story over here very clearly.
Two other minor incidents before we get to the minor, minor stories, if you like or anecdotes before we get to the conclusion of the surah verse 169, verse 169, a lot talks about a group of people who came after Moosa, after the children of Israel, their forefathers, when they saw all of this, the next generations, Allah said, for holophone by the hymn holophone, there came after them after a number of generations, groups of people who didn't take the covenant seriously. They became lazy, and they committed the sins and they said, Sir, you for Allah, Allah, Allah is going to forgive us. Allah is gonna forgive us no big deal. And Allah warns us against that attitude. We have to be very
careful will lie when you read this verse, you cannot help but think of the Sahaba and think of us will let him just being honest here, I'm just being blunt here. You cannot help think of the Sahaba and what they did, and then think of us for her life and bad to him. holophone then after them came people, they committed every sin
They said, no big deal. Allah is going to forgive us. You know, Allah does forgive, but he forgives those who are genuinely sincerely repentant. Allah does not forgive the lazy Allah does not forgive the one who is arrogant says I was gonna forgive. No, you have to lower your head and genuinely hope for a less forgiveness and fear that perhaps a was not gonna forgive you, the one who has that arrogant attitude Allah is going to forgive me. How do you know do you have a contract? Do you have a signed document? How are you guaranteed this and a lot criticizes in verse 169. A lot criticizes the attitude of you doing every sin in the book and saying I don't worry, let's go forward. Eliza
Rahim. Allah is indeed of afford and Rahim but to those who genuinely deserve Mo Farah and Rama. And in verse 175 176, we find another very dangerous metaphor, an example that we need to be careful of. And that is the one whom Allah blessed with knowledge and the one whom Allah raised the ranks of with knowledge. And yet that knowledge did not benefit him. And that knowledge became a matter of arrogance for him. And he became misguided because he did not act in accordance with that knowledge. So this warns us against another mindset. And that is the extreme of arrogance of knowledge leading us to arrogance and knowledge leading us to having no spirituality. These are two unfortunately
common motifs in every civilization, it was in the Jewish, it's in the Christian, it's in the Muslim world as well. Unfortunately, that's the reality. So we have to be careful of both of these paradigms, the first lazy people who just don't work according to the laws of Islam, and then they say Allah is gonna forgive me. And the second is those scholars we seek Allah's refuge from ever being amongst them with a villa with a villa, those scholars who their knowledge does not impact them and they become arrogant and they don't live up in accordance with their knowledge and the the story or is mentioned in the books of Tafseer in more detail. Before we get to the final conclusion.
There's one verse that I really wanted to comment on, verse 43, and I always have one or two verses, just bring some attention to verse 43. That Allah says in the Quran, when is that enter Matthew Soto, to him inhale, when the people enter agenda, we shall remove the anger and hatred that is in their hearts. And they will be with rivers under which the the trees under which rivers flow, and they will say in gender Alhamdulillah, Hilary Haida Ana de hada, we thank Allah who has guided us to this place in gender and were it not for Allah, we would never have been guided Subhana Allah What a beautiful, beautiful verse here, it shows us many things. of them. It is possible that two people
don't get along in this world. And the both of them will be in gender, one designer Matthew saluted him and it is possible that two people will have an issue between them, but they will be fine in gender. And it is said that while we add to the law, why don't they both quoted this verse about each other as well? subpanel amongst the Sahaba also it is, this verse shows us that when you have ill will in your heart, when you have matters of hatred and jealousy, that in fact you are depriving yourself of the peace of agenda because the people of Jenna they will have that removed from their heart. You cannot be at peace when you have ill will and jealousy and hatred of other people.
Whoever attains a pure heart in this world has attained the peace of gender in this world. And now we get to the conclusion very powerful conclusion verse 196. That in Walia law, my welly my protector is a law who has sent the book down and he shall take care of the righteous people. Verse 199, all of Islam is summarized and all of what we're supposed to do is summarized here, who they are for what motivated olfi will argue the Ninja heliyon be tolerant and merciful. command that which is good, and turn away from the ignorant What a beautiful three sentences What a powerful message that only Allah can say, verse 201, Allah reminds us that shaytan is going to come and
whisper to us and the righteous for those who went to whispering of shaitaan comes to them, they are reminded, and they see clearly that this is from shaytaan. They see that this is from Shere Khan said they do not act upon it. Dear Muslims, to have a bad thought is not bad. To fight the bad thought is good. And to overcome the bad thought is the essence of piety. To have a bad thought that is from shavon Don't feel bad for having bad thoughts. The bad part is from shavon. And that's what a lot is saying. The righteous people when they see the impulse come they recognize this is from shaytaan blame shame upon and kick her out of your mind turn to refuge in Allah and seek His
theology from Allah subhana wa tada verse 204. When the Quran is recited, listen to it and pay attention to it so that you may experience mercy. And then the verse concludes the final message of the surah throughout all of this struggle between good and evil throughout all of this struggle between you and shaytaan between
The people of truth and the people of false hood, what will be your weapon? What will you do to maintain your sanity? How will you maintain all of this that you're supposed to be doing? Verse 205. And remember your Lord within yourself webcor Rebecca Athena fsic. Do Vicar of Allah all the time, the vicar of Allah do have a lot that is our weapon. Do the can of Allah within yourself, silently, humbly and fearfully, quietly, don't do it out loud in front of everybody, do it between yourself in the morning and in the evening. And don't be of those who neglect Allah Subhana Allah, you want to win all of this, all you have to do is to constantly remember Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. Then
Allah finishes the sutra by reminding us that even the mighty angels were in the Presence of Allah, they are humble enough to bow down to Allah, they recite His praises, and they do such that to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And here now is the first time in the whole Koran we get to this stage that the tilava there are around 14 times in the Quran, where our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when the verse was recited in Arabic that he would then prostrate Of course now because we did not recite it, it's not something that needs to be done but when you recite the Quran in Arabic and you come to the session that allow you to strongly encouraged It is so nice to do such that to try to
demonstrate that we too also will be respectful like the angels are and so we conclude by saying exactly what suited our officers Alhamdulillah Hey lady, hi Donna Lee Harada we thank Allah for having guided us to this one Mark una de la tarea Lola and her Donna law and we would never have been guided unless Allah had chosen us for this guidance inshallah, with this, I conclude this lesson and tomorrow, by the way, inshallah for circle and file, please bring your Quran or have a Quran open because we're going to do something different. We're going to go over the whole surah in sha Allah almost first by verse, so please bring the Quran for tomorrow, Kamala Harris said I'm
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