Channel: Yassir Fazaga
Jumuah Khutbah by Sheikh Yassir Fazaga.
Revisiting the story of the sacrifice, classical interpretation vs another possible interpretation.
September 2, 2016
so in the middle of a lot of complexity,
a lot, and this makes peace and blessings be upon the Prophet Mohammed.
So just to go on the topic that we solved.
So the basic premise of it is that the an employee's stories to get points across. And as we know, in all societies, or societies, not exceptions, all societies have used the method of story of teaching,
given lessons and what have you, and the plan is not different than this. In fact, the Quran specifically tells us that the apostle
Indeed, indeed, stories do indeed lessons for men, women who are endowed with intelligence, men and women can dealt with these. And that is why when we read and listen to any story, the point is, it is not entertainment. The point is, I want to dig deep into this story, I really want to know what is what is in store. Let me just give you an example of what we mean by digging deep, so I'm not
allowed to go and confront the field. And most alley salon asks for the help of his brother and his salon. And then he explains one problem specifically, what is it about power? How does he explain what it is tell them to be on board with
it specifically said who
said My brother is more eloquent in speech.
That's what specifically masala Salaam said.
But then you find most interestingly, his moves, adding the salon is doing most of the talking.
In fact, how long does not say anything to the shape?
You follow? So Moses said, I want my brother to help me. When we go into the field. My brother is so eloquent, his speeches are so good. They go, and they speak to the Pharaoh, and how it is not saying,
in fact, in the only maybe speaks twice, and it's not to the to the Pharaoh, it is to the Israelites, he speaks wants to the Israelites, and he speaks once things, brother, and even when he's speaking to his brother, it is all about what an apology, you have no matter
if he said, Our brother in law, the brother, the son of my own mother, please do not put him that neither by my hair, nose by my beard, I was afraid
of what these people were about to do to me. And so you ask yourself these questions, if he is nominating his brother, on the basis of his eloquence, how come His voice is not heard.
So when we listen to the Quranic story, we want to appreciate the story, but that frustration can only develop as a result of truly pondering on what is going on. We also said that, the repeat some of the stories that were told in the Old Testament mainly the old
and so forth, and so on.
So, the man wants to restore a healthy image of Allah subhanho wa.
An example of this will be we have the story of the flood, Noah Allen Salah takes place both in the in the forest as well as in the park, but then in the puzzle itself, God regretted making mankind and usually when we do that,
when people make a mistake, so you listen to this and you say, what that is not befitting to the majesty of our lots of panel data that is actually
So except that a god regretted making mankind and this is in the book of Genesis. So as a Muslim reading this you say, regret is made after a mistake is made, that is not permitted to the majesty of Allah even if you are speaking metaphorically, which as you say is just not a way that we speak about Allah subhanho wa Taala. So what you do is the Quran says
A month is not the regrets
of Mark does not regret.
Or, again, you look into some of the stories that are told and the way that is presented is just not a good image for loss.
So, the poor would retell the story and sometimes it was the sole purpose of restoring a healthy image that is befitting to the majesty of our last hand.
And then and also with details and story in order to restore the credibility of the messengers of Allah that has been jeopardized. In order for us to appreciate this, please remember the most mentioned messenger or personality by name in the Quran is
second most mentioned his
third most mentioned his new
fourth most mentioned is
in fact, there is more that is said about male intrapreneur than there is in all the four gospels combined.
There is more that is said about marriage in
that there is in all the four gospels combined the Puranas said more about marriage than because
the Quran speaks about moose ality center better than the Bible does.
It said when we when Allah
to go confirm the pharaoh the reduction of Iran is what
they said we agree six things the reaction of Masada Salam in the Bible is why don't you send somebody else
he literally kills God. Why would Why would you send somebody else? What if they don't believe me? What and you just go on and say, wait a minute, this is Musa alayhis salaam Salaam does not speak this way.
So he wants to restore the credibility of the listeners. We give you another example.
The Israelites, they built the golden calf, who built the golden calf.
In the Bible, it's our home who built the golden.
You fall into they drink and they put pressure on our own and said okay, fine, go ahead and bring all the gold and the prices and the network. And then he he brings a tool and he shapes out. He calls out a cow for them. And they worship with us and insulin comes back and he confronts the Bible he confronts his brother says, Why did you do this? And here's what Harmon said. He said, I threw the a the gold in the fall and then just took off just a cap this worked out.
And that's why biblical scholars say that this is the dumbest answer given by otherwise a smart man.
But one of the statements is how would you match these people? This is not a lot what you're watching with. So the gist is that statement in order to restore the credibility of
locality Salam is a beautiful messenger of Allah, but it is an injustice is disgraceful. After Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed, we are told that his two daughters became very concerned, there is really no man around here. And our we both have our own families. So they decided to get their own father,
drunk, and they slept with him. And the doctors are now impregnated by the whole point.
This isn't the point.
So the article would tell the story, because that is just not befitting to the character of the messengers.
And then the third reason we said so that would accurately relate to us what truly took place. This is you've got to appreciate the parameters. So you look into the story of use of insulin
and use it as mentioned in the program 26 times going forward and sort of uses itself once
again, and what's the source?
But it kind of speaks about what was happening there. What, what, what the king said, and the king said of the king. So you read Genesis, which is the first chapter in the Bible, sometimes it says under kicks. And sometimes it says under Pharaoh said, Well, these are two political systems to a different political system. So which one is it? Is it the Pharaoh was talking? Or is it a kingdom
Stopping 96th Street, they make a discovery in Egypt in the jackhammer. And all of the writings that they found was it was referring to the time of use salah and specifically said that during this time, it was a dynasty and it was not a favorite.
Which tells us at this point that the parameters have been so unbelievably consistent in saying that there has always been a king during the time of use of values. So we come to the part that we were arguing for in the story today.
So basically, the story that we have been told, is Ibrahim alayhis. Salam was commanded by Allah subhanho wa Taala. to sacrifice his son is married, at least majority of Muslims believe in his marriage. Even though within Islam This is debated. Some people believe it's married, some people believe it's half. But that is not our point of discussion. In the Bible is specifically said it is, is how what it's either that was the sacrifice was attempted.
And we made a comparison between the biblical account and the poor and
the biblical account. According to biblical scholars, they refer to this story as the most troubling story in the Bible. In fact, the rabbi said it is the most upsetting story in the entire Bible. And it is upsetting because the way that the Bible tells the story is God calls on Liberace or Everhart. Here I am My Lord, I want you to get up in the morning, I want you to take your son, your only son whom you love, I want you to take him to the region of Morocco specific mountain, and I want you to offer yourself as a sacrifice or as a burnt offering for me. People read this and morally, it becomes very, very problematic for them. Why does God do that? And you say it is because God is
in the Quran, we are told that Allah Subhana Allah can do whatever he wills, Are we clear about this? Now, can Allah command whenever he wants,
is that is that possible, would unlock everything, anything that Allah Subhana Allah commands of his within his full rights.
And we're not saying is like we're validating Allah, He does not need us to be making the statements of
Allah, the man, anything and everything. But then there is a difference between understanding the absolute will of Allah Subhana Allah, on understanding Allah subhanaw taala thinking of his attributes, and this needs to happen. So in the Quran, we are to influence places you need to love yourself, whether you need
a lot of intensities or you are a lot does not want to subject you to difficulties manage Allah, Allah,
Allah, Allah Subhana, Allah does not compel you into difficulties in this deal of yours, Baja, LA,
we just sit down and whisper to you to cause you to be miserable. So there is a difference between the ability of Allah and that which is befitting to the majesty of a lot so
the argument that we make is
there is no way that Allah will test us by asking us to go our very own nature that he himself
has created Austin and that is why my brothers and sisters every time you eat anything one one You don't need a shift use yourself as a reference point anytime that you need something and it just drops your nature the wrong way Please investigate
what what can you whether investigative sometimes these certain places they just don't level would be at just a mere human level
and sometimes these things by the way are really believe they're happening but I'm going to give you a few examples. Um Please don't mind the openness in this type of discussion. This is really about an opportunity to grow.
You have got some of the strangest
structures This is when a somebody passes away, specifically when women pass away
so I am attending this funeral
and it's a funeral procedures going on. And you know the sister is about melas pantalla bless her soul
She's about to be alone.
And you know, the people are introducing me to this person and that person, here is the husband. So I want to give my condolences. And then everybody else is putting loading his own life into the grave. But he's not. So I said, What is going on? And the brother was in charge of this. He said, Well, it is actually for women, for the man to lower his wife in Madrid.
Don't get me wrong, I wanted to slap that person.
Not Not Not to just to me, it's like, Are you serious? Say, brother, it is how long? Once she's dead. She's no longer his wife. And he does not have the right to torture. And I'm listening to this. And I say, You've got to be kidding me. This is the woman, this is the mother of my children. And now you're telling me that I cannot? On what basis? Are you saying this? Are you following? Crazy? Am I crazy? Are you okay with this? And nobody's gonna feel frustrated by this. I listened to these things, and I lose it? I absolutely do. Because of course, our very own nature. Why would you not allow something like, brother, etc.
Please, please, please, just music to my ears. Go ahead. Explain to me how, how is this? How long?
Because as far as I remember, there was a conversation that took place between Russia and the prophets of Allah.
You know, when you have these types of conversations, when your wife asks you, what will you do when I die?
Have you will have this gun conversation? And what do you say?
And I'll do that. Okay, so when we're actually having this conversation,
she indicates that
if you die before me, I'll be the one watching you. And the professor responds back and saying, No, no, no, if I die before you, I'll be the one for the union, what a great thing I have.
Confirmed me what we naturally believe.
Or the fact that when father
passed away, the wife of Allah,
he was the one that monster he was the one that, in fact, she made a point she said, I don't want anybody to be present in my janazah, I want you to prepare me, I want you to watch me, I want me, I want you to know it all by yourself. So actually, he painted
ethically everybody else was.
And then comes to me, someone says, well, it is haram for a hospice. And you listen to this Msh.
Remember what I said about Sometimes a person can sound religious, but less of a human.
And this is what I'm talking about. When people make these types of statements, it just makes the d sound so cold, and so cruel. And so rigid, I am looking at this man. And I'm looking at everybody else putting his own wife down. But he's got nothing to do with it. And you can sense that he didn't want it to be part of what he was told it is how long and you cannot do anything.
You know, what is the basis for this, by the way, so so called basis for it is that a marriage contract comes to an end.
They're not their husband anymore.
So now you have sons and other family members. So everybody can have it. But the husband cannot be
understanding does this also apply to like the husband, and then how
to stay in the same room with
what we've seen is that there is no basis for this.
There is no basis for this. The point is not to discuss this issue, specifically, the point is to relate a bigger picture. And that is when people can teach us certain things that go our very own nature, at the expense of using religion as a premise, but it would make Islam sound so cruel. And so if you will, and sometimes we are afraid to speak up.
Because they don't know. What do you know is the sheer, what you know, and he's quoting something. And this is what I refer to sometimes as intellectual terrorism. When people feel that there is something wrong, but I really don't know much. But I've seen that there is really something wrong, but I will
now look into the other extreme. So this is one extreme, the other extreme
says that when your wife passes away, you can actually sleep with them and have an intimate relationship with your dead wife.
While I'm not making this up, y'all know what I'm talking about. This is the first one that says that when a woman dies in her death, as the woman dying, she's dead. She touches objects point
of husband expires actually says it's a medical term isn't it is expired.
So that you can be intimate with that one. But if you listen to this, and you say, Are you serious? Do you really need to come to this? This is actually doable. Yeah. It's doable. So, Sharon, the police, this is this is something that is not this is actually in sexology. This is known as Dysport, people who have these kinds of thoughts, that is actually the sport, there is something going on with that individual. But here comes this person, and now they have legitimising something like this as a sheriff, the police, can you explain to us on what basis are you making this opinion? You know, what the basis of this opinion is? There is nothing to say says how
know, this person was actually interviewed on TV. He said, there is nothing that says it is something like this. Sometimes there are certain things you know, that is set or set by Muslims, and you just pray and say, Boy, I wish my children never needs something like this. I really don't want my own young brothers and sisters to be exposed to this. Because this is truly a fiction.
This is a fitna, when people hear this, we will come to say, Bob, is this really true?
Is it true that a Muslim can do this? Is it true that Islam for Brits this? Is it true that Islam have changed this? So you listen to this and say, that disrupts my, my own human nature the wrong way? If you ever feel like this is a no, I really need to investigate this more. I'm not questioning
a lot to handle the police let's make this video. There is a difference between what a law said and what people understood.
There is a difference between what Allah said and what people understood what what people understand.
And that's why they say we have got to differentiate between
you've got to be intelligent enough that we make a distinction between definition and history. Revelation is infallible.
But history is a human endeavor. These are people who are doing their best to understand what Allah subhanho Allah is saying, sometimes, what they have brought to us is absolutely possible and beautiful.
Sometimes what they came up with is possible. And sometimes what they came up with this, in classical, there is no way that Allah Subhana Allah has intended. So
I remember when my uncle passed away,
and the source of all of our local jobs.
I called to give condolences to his wife. Now his wife is not really my aunt, but you know, it's our culture, the wife of your uncle, you refer to as auntie. So I basically have a phone in their house. So I called the neighbor. And usually people just go and say, go back in five minutes, we will call the person and you know, you talk to them on the phone. So I bought the paper and I said in order to speak to you know, and she said, Oh, she cannot come to the fore.
And the word that she used, she said Moosa
She's in prison. She's in prison.
And basically what happens is, and I said, You know what, this is just some crazy culture that we have. And it turned out that this man came with his 17 year old mother.
And he said that my mother has a question but she cannot talk to you. But I'm going to speak on her behalf. So what's going on? So my father passed away 10 days ago, and she's being told that she picks up the phone, and she doesn't say anything. If the other person says hello, and turns out that he is a man and she puts the phone down, but she does not speak because during that and a woman is not supposed to be talking to a man. So here is a 70 year old woman just lost her
Husband of 50 years of marriage, and here she is. And she's been told that her, his brothers cannot talk to the wife of their own brother and give their condolences on the basis that it is hard not to lose. And I'm listening to something, when can we get these kinds of teachings from delegates? Sounds very cool, Ben inhumane and it goes against our own nature, especially when there is really no basis religious basis for it.
Jackson Pollock is killed in the Battle of
the prophets of Allah.
And he is there and you know, all the children are running
or waiting anxiously they fall in this the battle so chances are so many died. So everybody is running. And they say that Jacqueline
look like hundreds of them the most. You know, you see when you see if you've seen Mohamed Salah is looking at Jacqueline. So the children around 200,000 thinking that this is the father and the person starts kissing the co2 and his cry. The wife of Jacqueline comes to the practice of law.
And she said,
Wait, if Jennifer
does not talk, what does he do? He is crying.
He could not tell her what has happened to the to the husband. So the woman breaks down and she's crying. And in the midst of her clients is remembering Jaffer and all these virtues. And then she looks at her children. And she said the last day that Prophet of Allah, Microban, or conference at such a young age, and then Mohammed Salah, he says, woman Be quiet. Don't be talking to me. Now you go to your engine? What is he saying?
He was in need.
He said orphanage? Are you afraid that your children are going to be orphans by Allah from today on? I am their father after the departure of their father. He does not he does not, you know, tell people to go against their nature, or don't speak to this done. He asked me that is not part of
and that part is completely missed. Remember what it is that we've bothered by the fact that he is presented to us in such a way or other parts of the gene are presented to us in such a way that violate our own nature, of decency, universal etiquette, things that are just naturally natural and universally accepted as good, beautiful, decent human behavior. So you've got all these extremes. And that brings us to this point.
So please remember, anything that goes contrary to throw?
Just remember, and what the question is not the deen of Allah, what when question is what somebody understood the deed of Allah to be, let me demonstrate this by somebody that
said that one time a to Judas faceting to puppies pass it in. When somebody walks in, and they said, you know, they presented him as the prince so and so. And the press comes in and goes, You know, I know this is the month of Ramadan, but, you know,
just happened to be by my wife. And you know, I got close to my wife and one thing led to another and we became intimate in detail.
So the suffering looked at him and he said, you go ahead and you know, liberate a slave,
free somebody from bondage.
Because that is the route.
The other jurists sitting there, he said, Wait a minute. Do you know what this person is? This is the prince. And if you give him this rule, then he can do this every day because he truly has the ability to free his leg every single day, and he can be here for the entire month of Ramadan.
That is too lenient of a punishment for this guy. So what do you give him?
Make him fast for
60 consecutive days, that ought to be the punishment of the likes of this person. Are you getting the reasoning?
Is that sound reasonable to you?
very, very unreasonable.
So all the people who enthusiastically said yes.
So initially on the surface of it, it sounds pretty brilliant
He said, You know, he said, it seems like you are so concerned about punishing this person that you forgot, because of his behavior, our largest liberated somebody.
But your concern is about the punishment of this place, is that if he does this every day, guess what, by the end of sellers, you know, celebrity is somebody who just want to keep some distance, and
is it acceptable, say something that they themselves have invented, Allah has never made an obligation, because Allah does not benefit anything, when we deprive ourselves of these of these things. So anything that again, that goes out against our own nature, our own cetera, can never be part of the deal or loss of funds. So in this story, we were told almost our command, center to sacrifice his son that does not take place in
it does take place in the story of Genesis, I want you to take your son, your only son, who you love, and offer him as a sacrifice.
Like we said, and if you read about about this story, is one of the most troubling stories in Western philosophy. So much so that David Hume, the Scottish philosopher, you know, people this is this is in the 1700s and 1800 people, this is the time of the Renaissance, people are discussing all these big questions about life. And so they are discussing about ethics and morality. Are they talking about what are the sources of morality? You know, how do we know the right from the, how do we know that from the wrong? How do we know this and that, and then he argues that morality, the only source for it is reason.
And when people said, Wait a minute, what about what about scripture? Certainly there are, he said, scripture is a good source of morality. And he specifically points to this story. And he said, This is Tony tells us that God is an immortal.
You listen to somebody say, stuff,
Because that statement is not befitting to a lot of panel data. However, biblically, it is descriptive of the image of God that is given in that story. I'm sorry.
Am I missing anybody?
Not that I care, I'm just asked me.
So he said, There is no way that a compassionate, just God would make that kind of a comeback. So he argues, and he said, God is an immortal being and we cannot take him to do that. But then the drive is full of faith in Allah Allah.
Allah, Allah does not equal does not command people of wickedness into life.
When exactly what he can do, a lot of times people thought it would be a lot of people have a certain righteousness out
of being good to the
kingship, Allah, these are the kind of commandments and
gifts. So in the story is told us a three eight Vishal Ebrahimi Maliki Salaam
Salaam has this grievances are they
Like right now?
I understand that I seem smarter than
Never get any of
that they have the monthly book
it, so he said, If you missed the language part.
So it said, he said, Oh my son, I am seeing in my dream that I am slaughtering you.
from both Meza. My son considered
what ought to happen
he does not say Allah commands me
If Allah commanded him, then there would be no room for what my son consider.
He only says, My son, I am seeing this in my dream, what are your thoughts on this? So this son, understood as his father did.
Oh, my father do as you have been given as you've been commanded, and you shall be finding amongst those who are going to persevere and be most patient, there is no indication of Allah has given a command to leave the center, there is no direct or indirect commands from Allah Subhana Allah to either of these systems, you know, inshallah, one day, we will do a class here on
the art of telling stories. You know, the telling of stories is really an art. Do you know anybody who's really gifted, telling stories, you know, how sometimes when they when some people are so good telling stories, they make a story with insulation or stone that they that good, they're very theatrical, the movement of their hands, and they just have the ability to captivate them. There is no story I need to be listening, there's a code going on, there is no story. But they are so gifted in telling the story.
does this because it's so unbelievably beautiful. So
if you ever take a class in sha Allah in in college, we ever think of going back to class on short stories? You know, there is a lot if I told you this before, but there is a competition that takes place every single year in the US on telling short stories.
If you're new to people telling short stories, and they tell me short stories, and now the idea is to tell a story, that's really not the story. So two years ago, a woman won the competition. You know, that story was telling a short story, you know, what difficulties somebody is a refugee, they took this, they took that, and this is not to belittle anybody's experience. But what was her story,
she got stuck in the fitting room.
That was her story. She went to a department store, she got stuck in the in the fitting room, because the back of a dress caught up on some nail that was on the wall, and she could not untangle herself.
So where is this story? But if you hear the way that the story was told, they said, Man, that is such an incredible storyteller, who made a story when there was really no story in the process. So in this story, usually, there are the people in the story, that the characters in the story. And then there is the nature of the story.
Are you following people?
I don't mind people sleeping, by the way.
don't smoke too loud because other people are trying to sleep.
They don't like
the characters, the characters in the story. And then there is the name of the story.
What is the job of the narrator of the story? Take a guess, please. What's your
story having this to capture the attention?
What's your name?
You said something very small.
Okay, so here's what I should have said, telling the story from the perspective of the narrator. Well, that's what's happening in his commentary, because he's telling the story. So don't tell me the job of the narrator of the story is to tell the story.
The question is, what responsibility does the Navy
either very opposite of persuading, keep the audience engaged?
The job of the narrator is not to influence the
the job of the narrator is not to influence the reader. And sometimes what happens is, look man, I'm just telling you what happened.
But I am going to let you make your own conclusion. Let me give you an example.
Remember to Pamela This is one of the most beautiful things in the stories of the time.
lot of use for what
He said, Indeed, in the story of use Valerie's alarm, or messages for those who are inquiring, when the burdens of use AlLahi Sallam said indeed use it, and his brothers and his brother are more beloved to our father than us, despite the fact that we are one foot, fully
aware of meaning that they all have the same father and the same mother. So now remember, this is the narrator telling you what is going on. So this is how people feel. The same story is told in the Bible, and what does it say. And Jacob truly loved Joseph and his brother more than he loved his other siblings. That isn't the Ranger, directly influencing us as listeners. So you already took sides. But at this point,
somebody is perceiving that they are loved less, but it's not the narrator telling me this generation is only telling me without necessarily influencing me, but I know what is going on, I am totally unfamiliar with what's happening. So now, I'm here.
And we have this dialogue that's taking place between the seller and the seller. And if I
say, son, I am seeing this in my dream, and the sun is responding back. And this is what you'll be commanded to do. Go ahead and do it. By Allah, you will find me amongst those who are patiently going to persevere Where is a lot in the story
With a lot of Irish going nowhere in
We're not saying a lot is absent. We're talking about specifically in this story of lust. pantalla is the narrator of the story. And he is telling us accurately the dialogue that has taken place with with this Father and the Son. And then at this point, we're not told anything other than he said, Oh, my father, do as you be commanded to say, commanded by you.
There are four reasons in the RV language, why tense is being a passive tense. That is when you eliminate the subject and leave the option
for the full fat. And
he said, The first reason you do this is because the subject is so unbelievably known.
So sometimes you eliminate the subject because the subject is so obvious. And sometimes you eliminate the subject for the next reason, but it's
lovely. Sometimes you do that. We got robbed last night by Who
told you man, but I'm saying we got robbed because of what you did.
And sometimes you want to bring more attention to the object by eliminating the subject
Are you following
but it says that the war the war was declared at
some point is the war was declared is not so. So even if that part it said Who was
it said that this is a verb with the subject of it has been eliminated. So we can not for sure certainly say the subject takes a lot of time on set is Yeah.
Oh, do oh my father do as you have been commanded. You will indeed find Li amongst those who are going to be patient.
And then they said fella
and what they both submitted, as we said Muhammad as input to so beautifully to what they thought to be the command of Allah subhanho wa
That's a key word they, they submitted to what they thought to be a man of color and a checkpoint, you cannot help but love and appreciate Ibrahim.
Because they were ready to sacrifice they think that this is the command that was given to them by musk. So three things very quickly, somebody can object to this and say,
This is of absolutely no practical consequence.
Would you all agree with this? This is of no practical concern. Okay, so what? Now we go back to this story, and you can read it and we say the man that was just
what a waste of time. It just is not really, practically speaking, it does not make sense. Initially, you would think that, but our concern here is about giving our help healthy image of Allah subhanho. I'm arguing that Allah does not command of these types of things, not because he is not capable of it. But because it is not befitting for His Majesty. So
somebody can say, you know,
I was absolutely a waste of time. You know?
Why can't you just celebrate the ending of this to celebrate the end of the story? What was the end of the story?
Nobody got slaughtered. Nobody was talking before his father proved himself subwoofer himself. Can't we just celebrate the end of this story? you'll agree with this premise. Let's celebrate the end of the story. The end of the story was good. Can we celebrate that?
And see if
I got pulled over by the police.
And it turned out that they pulled me over.
Because I was black.
I'm making this up. So don't get excited.
I got pulled over by the police. Because I was black.
It is not good for you, man. You didn't get a ticket? Why didn't you just be happy? celebrate the ending of the story? You know, you didn't get a ticket?
Are you serious? Yeah, I went to the airport. And they gave me such a hard time. They helped me there for three hours questioning me, but then handed in love. They let me go man, they didn't put me in jail.
So what do you say? celebrate the end of the story. I'm sorry. But that still, that is absolutely silly. It means that you are okay with all these violations. So that did not result from the direct impact on
you know that a good number of Muslims.
your phones are monitored.
They can listen to my phone calls, or they want to hear from you. But my wife complaining?
Are you serious? So you're not bothered by the fact that somebody is violating mandates, or doing anything to me, you do this and eventually you turn out to be a minimalist.
A person does not really care for data. Are you following what happens? So to actually ask people to just celebrate the end of the story, you can say this, and you would justify every single room that takes place on planet Earth, when we say why don't you just celebrate the nuts and the story? That is not good?
I'm not sure if this is making sense to you.
Or then somebody would say, what do we do with all these gifts of Muslim scholarship who have told the story this way? And nobody said it the way that you are going to begin with the idea of we know everything that was said in the past will lie. That's a fallacy. We only know what's being written in the books. And let me be even more specific. We only know what m scholars said.
What about Asian scholars say that the story we don't have the right mix? What about African scores, they that that story, but we don't have the right mix. We have the writings of some very, very big huge names. But that does not necessarily mean that this is every single opinion that took place in the past. So to say that people from the past nothing people from the past that we have read, we don't really know everybody's opinion from the past regarding regarding this issue. But most important also is if we take this route, my brothers and sisters, we end up turning the book of Allah into a book of history, rather than a book that we ponder
because at this point, what becomes important is what the descended scholars say about this specific verse. Yeah.
Book is good for all the times or places. And it is to be appreciated. And then, because the time that we are living in influences the way that we read the book,
or you're following this, so to actually believe that the author means the same thing every single time in every single place.
That is extremely wrong. The way that we send the time today is very different than the way that the Quran was understood 500 years ago, it's very different than the way that the Quran was understood. We have so many, so many. So, are we not saying that because it's all it's for what we've seen is the book, given the environment that they were living in, and they understood it the way that they did?
And that's why, for example, if it hasn't, when he's talking about how much
they said that when you go to support, you come back, this is
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makes a comment on this. And he said, Rahim Allah,
may Allah have mercy of Allah, Muhammad
says, don't have
a big heart, he will have this opinion.
And that's why for him, he made that on the basis of what he thought to be the book of Allah. He said, all the man needed to do was to do what experienced Hajj himself, and he would have changed his mind.
Okay, so what we've seen is no disrespect is intended, we are living in a time when people read these things, and they're being very, very critical. And we have to rise to this intellectual challenge certain that the book of Allah is capable of meeting this challenge. Now
am I asking you to change your mind about anything? Now, all we are saying is sometimes there is more than what just meets the eye.
And the hope for us is, next time you read, see if we can broaden our horizon and also see how accurately or relating or relaying the book value to others, you know, as people are relating to the stories or the stories to to, to their children, and I just love the story, and I finish it. I love this story. The image is this lady, and I did this on you to be honest, listening to what has been said everybody's talking about how obedient of a child and how Radiophonic a brand new man in the salon is and the son was the son is listening to the Father. And as they walk into a holding tank, he looks at his dad and said, Dad, if allow it to command me to sacrifice me with us do it. And the
father said, Son, I will gradually do it. If this is what Alex pantalla was. The son became terrified of his father and
son became terrified that God would actually come up with something like this. And his father would actually be okay.
I was just gonna
The story that reached out
fact that it's 100% accurate, or as the only thing
he himself is guaranteed.
A lot of people are going to struggle with
his way of putting me in trouble.
But what he said is absolutely true. This one whenever we're asked to do something.
So whether it's saying that assuming that the point is actually that these stories are
basically the heartbeat of the prophets of Allah.
What happens is that
the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the authenticity is not as established as the author
of the Quran, and inshallah, one day we are going to have a class on what we called textual criticism.
And basically what textual criticism is, sometimes you do things that are being attributed
To the processor, and you hear this and you say to yourself, there is no way to eliminate that said, Well, I don't believe that I made that statement, especially when you find that statement contradicting the book of Allah subhanho. So, in judgment that is a science that inshallah you know, we will we will get into
okay. So, like I said, the conclusion of this is please do not be afraid of your God given gift of reason.
And especially when certain things drop your way, don't necessarily reject things in you know, in the, in the name of people being open minded, they reject everything. As it said in the past, some people are so open minded, their brains fell off.
You following in the name of being open minded, literally, some people are so open minded paraphrase fell off, some people blindly follow, and some people blindly question what we open for worship, with an effort of really wanting to find out what the Allah, Allah will say, on what is intended by this particular point of view.
May Allah guide
what he saw in the dream was not something
because he was about to do it, so did not have that knowledge that
this is an excellent question.
This is an excellent question. So now the idea is, don't you think that Ibrahim alayhis salaam knew that maybe this is not what I was intended for him to do or not? Some people say that the answer here is really not in theology, but the answer is in Polish. What they say is that going back to that time, they say that child sacrifice was a common thing that people would do. So some people will say that some people are saying these people are sacrificing their children for idols, and I was only my own child from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that might be an answer, but it's not we cannot really answer with absolute certainty simply because we don't have that. So our interest at
this point is really a lot does not exclusively directly or indirectly command your brand new college seller or anybody else by testing them to go against their own fitrah that Allah Subhana Allah has created in them. And this story is not really about a lot commanding of this for this particular regime. And it's an understanding this yet you're willing to do it.
someone might argue that
the dream of
if we go by this, okay, maybe we can explain that the Son needed this kid, okay.
Okay, okay. That is why he okay. Yeah.
Okay. This is
this is the way someone might argue. One more thing. Okay.
We see that
we're commanded to,
killing my feed.
That time was a sacrifice was
just so the second question is the killing intelligence.
So the killing the pelvic floor is something that is in the Quran, Allah commands the Israelites, after they had worshipped the calf to kill themselves, for
most people, or most people, you have indeed wrong against your self. When you took that count for an object of worship, therefore kill yourself, this will be better for you in the estimation of your created for tabouleh COMM And you will indeed accept your offenses when you look into the Tafseer of this ayah the explanation they tell you that those who have worshiped the cow were killed.
by those who do not worship decaf, and that is speculation and that is actually biblical.
The correct understanding is what app developer
a scholar by the name of God was known to be almost like the creator
he made a point and he said
led up to them NFC Oliver
Jacobi were interested
go there the hammer witnesses
will come up with next thing. I'm going to study to death. Are you like really saying that you're going to kill yourself? No man, you know what I'm saying? is a metaphor. with Allah say you got to seek repentance, to death, but abandoned.
Indeed, Allah is the one that is acceptance of dependency is the Most Merciful. So that is a good point. But that point is answered by referring to
just the final point about the dreams of the messengers of Allah, when you find the deed from Allah subhanho wa Taala. We are told it is a tree from Allah will manage and nebrodi allottee.
Sooner or later
we can speak about a dream from Allah subhanaw taala we are told that the dream is from Allah.