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The Parables of The Quran #12 – Āl-Imrān- Verse 101 – The Rope of Allah

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we move on to Surah earlier in Milan, and our first parable or similar to riches, verse number 101. And in this verse it is preceded by verse 100. Allah subhana wa tada says in verse 100, to set up the parable, or to set it as a symbol to Allah says, Oh, you who believe Yeah, God then I'm gonna talk to it. What a tomato now. illa Anta Muslim. We have the taqwa of Allah the way that it is worthy or deserving that you have Taqwa of Allah and do not die except in the state of Islam. Then verse 101, begins the parable or the symbol today why I tell c mu b heavily la hija me and all of you hold on to the rope of Allah obviously rope is symbolic here there's no actual rope dangling

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down. All of you hold on to the rope of Allah why I tossed the movie heavily lahij me on what data for Roku and don't divide amongst yourselves with Guru netmeds Allah here are they come and be conscious and remember the blessings of Allah on you is going to Ida and when you were all enemies for lF obey Nakuru become he brought your hearts together for us by Tom Bennett, Mr. De Juana and you became by his blessings, Brethren, and then another and ology another symbol tude will come to Mother shafa and you were on the edge of a noun of the fire for another Caminha and Allah azza wa jal saved you from that. So this verse actually has two symbolisms in it. The first Allah azza wa

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jal tells us, all of you hold on to the rope of Allah why I thought the movie habila and this is a powerful metaphor, a powerful symbol, because what does a rope signify to the one who is lost to the one who is drowning to the one who is in the ocean and then the helicopter comes? And there's the rope there? What does this signify many things First and foremost, that there is an authority or there is somebody there who is able to save you the rope is coming from on top. And of course, here we have the hablo law. This is the habit of Allah, Allah literally calls it my rope. What is the habit of Allah By the way, scholars have differed over this but they're all the same thing. Some

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have said the religion of Allah, some have said it is the Koran Some have said it is the group of the Muslim Ummah, and they're really all the same thing. But the most precise opinion is that the hablo law is a reference to the Quran itself. How do we know this? Because in the Hadith in an Wooster, Bazaar, and in also in

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the Masonic, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the Quran is the rope of a law dangling from the heavens to the earth. Part of who will be the law he will be a deacon, one side of the rope is in the hands of a law and the other side is in your hands for Thomas Scooby, he says so hold on to it. So the Quran and the Sunnah use the metaphor of the Hebrew law to be the Quran. And Allah is saying hold on to the habit of Allah hold on to the rope of Allah subhana wa tada and don't divide amongst yourselves. Another symbolism of a rope is that what does a rope do? It lifts you up, it pulls you up, you're climbing a mountain. If you're joining in the water, you're gonna climb up

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there. So the rope signifies ascent. So the Quran is going to lift you up. And this is exactly what our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said that Allah azza wa jal will lift people up with the Quran and he will cause others to go down we seek Allah's refuge but metaphor of lifting up Allah azza wa jal er for oberheiden Kitab jaquan. So the same notion of the habit raising you up another point of the habit, another point of the rope here, the metaphor of the rope here is that when Allah is saying be gathered together and be united, he is not saying unite on your whims and desires. No, there is a central point, the rope is the central point. All Muslims don't just unite upon anything,

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unite upon the rope of Allah subhana wa Taala. So the rope signifies there's a center there's an actual place you need to go towards. It's not that groups come together say we are united know what I tassimo the heavenly love Hold on all of you to the rope of Allah and then be united. So these are the metaphors of the rope over here a very beautiful and powerful metaphor. When you hold on to it, you will be saved. And another point you're drowning in the ocean, you're on the edge of a cliff and a rope comes if you don't hold on to it. What is the alternative?

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Destruction that's also valid here. If you do not hold on to the rope of Allah the Quran if you choose to let go then call us that is if there is no other hope for you so this is a powerful metaphor here of Allah telling us why thoughts the more they heavily law hegemony and one at a for Rocco and don't dis unite or divide amongst yourselves and be conscious of the blessings of Allah when you were all enemies, the mohajir rune and the Ansari would never have been brethren enjoy helliya and even the unsolved themselves the Osen, the hazaragi they hated each other. They were at civil war for 50 years for one entire generation, they were killing one another. They could never

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imagine peace. So Allah says, Remember, Allah's blessings on you, your enemies to one another and I brought you together for a leper Bay Nakuru become in another verse, Allah says lo unfuck automatically out of the journey and after being a fool obey him if you were to spend all the money in the world to try to negotiate a peace treaty and bring them together you would never have gathered them together when I can no longer a left Albania home a lot brought their parts together. And then the second metaphor comes and that is what come to my Alicia,

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Alicia for a minute now. And you were at the edge of a pit of a fire. So imagine you're on a cliff Scheffer means that they're at the edge. Imagine you're on the cliff or volcano, right. And you are literally standing on a very precarious ledge here. And if you slip, you're gonna fall into the fire. Allah is saying, you were on that ledge, you were on that cliff, you are literally going to fall into the fire. What is the fire here, of course the fire is symbolic for the actual fire and it's also for their destruction. So Allah is saying before you embraced Islam before you were guided to Islam, you were literally standing at the edge of a volcano, you were looking down and you were

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just about to fall in what quantum Allah Shut up. Hopefully Timoner now for is a large if you like whole minute now. So you were on a large hole at the very edge of it gonna fall into the fire, then what did Allah do for another Caminha? And this is exactly what our Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Heidi, this is a Muslim, and others that my example with regards to all of you is like a man who's holding on to the belt of somebody who wants to rush into the fire. And I'm telling you come back, come back. So the profitsystem is giving the same metaphor. And by the way, notice here every one of these phrases in the Quran, we find a similar metaphor in the suddenness of Han Allah, it's all

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matching up together. So the prophets have said my example with the rest of you, if you don't follow me, if you don't listen to me, you're going to rush headlong into the fire. But if you hold on to my sooner I'm letting you come back. I'm telling you to not go into the fire. I'm holding on to your belts telling you don't go there. Come back to me. So Allah azza wa jal is saying it is Allah's blessings that you followed Islam, you embrace the path, otherwise you would have been destroyed. And these are very two very beautiful metaphors in the same verse. Both of them deal with Allah's blessings on us, and most importantly, to remember that the Quran is the rope of Allah and all of us

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Muslims need to unite on this Quran. Otherwise, if we do not unite on it, we are going to go astray and Allah azza wa jal saved us by guiding us to Islam. Otherwise, if we did not embrace this faith, if we were not guided to this faith, literally we're about to fall into that fire and a lot saved us. May Allah subhana wa tada make us all united upon his heaven And may Allah azza wa jal cause this man to forgive our sins and to save us from the fire of hell, inshallah we'll continue tomorrow cinematic

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