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shavon rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, The Most Merciful. All praise is due to Allah and made his peace and blessings be upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to all of our viewers out there, our brothers and sisters in Islam, our brothers and sisters who may not be of the Muslim faith, our brothers and sisters in humanity, we begin by greeting with the Muslim greetings Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu made a Peace and blessings and the mercy of Allah be upon all of you. And welcome back to this part of our program. And we're very grateful that you are
joining us, when we are going through some reflections of the Quran. And in this particular one and the one before it, we are doing some reflections upon the verses that contain some of the characteristics and attributes of the Creator, Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we are looking into the verse from Surah Al Baqarah, that surah number two, verse number 255, I tell kursi, the verse of the QC and we said that kursi was either a pedestal or could see his chair, and in it Allah subhanaw taala introduces himself by saying, Allahu La Ilaha Illa who, Allah, there is no one no deity, no person, nothing that is worthy of worship, besides Him, Allah who that you know, and how you are
you, He is the eternal, the living and the self subsistent alpha, you, I'll call you may have a different translation also. That means alpha you is the one who is in charge of the maintenance of anything out there. That is why for example, a person who is responsible of a school or anything like that may be called the item. He is the manager, he is the one in charge of the affairs and the maintenance and the well being of a special area. So as far as our world is concerned, that are you the one who is in charge of the betterment, facilitating for goodness of this world is called Allah subhanho wa Taala. He is a young lad who lives in Atlanta, neither slumbers, notice, leap seizes
him. In other words, there is no deficiency in our Creator, Allah subhanaw taala do not think about human human terms, do not think or applied the limitations of humans into the Creator, Allah subhanaw taala. just reminded here of the term and how the living letter who was in it Well, no, neither slumbers nor sleeps, seizes him, one simple person, in simple in the estimation of people used to say, at the end of every night, I take all my worries, all my anxieties, and I cast it upon God, because I know he is going to be up all night long. So the fact that you know, Allah, our Creator, is not seized neither by slumber, nor by sleep, is that there is a source of conflict,
their point is that the comfortable, rest assured Allah subhanaw taala is ever in charge of the maintenance of the heavens and the earth. So it says, Let the WHO THE who's in it what I know,
is somewhat universal. unto Him belongs or his, his, whatever is up in heaven, and whatever is down on Earth. So stop to us human mind, when we describe the big or how big a thing is, we say it's as big as heavens, it's as big as the earth. But that's as far as we know. So, Allah saying that that is just part of what he has, this is just part of what his kingdom contains his dominion extends beyond this, but to begin with his is what is in heaven and what is on earth all of that belongs to him subhanaw taala lahoma is somewhat
of a de Mahajan, he knows that which again depending on the way it is understood, that which appears before them, or that which they have done allama vain ID, what it is that they are committing at this time, the annual Nabina ID, woman cell phone, what they have done in the past, what they are engaged in, and what they will do, yeah Allah Marina de la Sol from the knowledge of Allah is the knowledge of perfection. It is neither preceded by ignorance, nor is it followed by forgetfulness. We humans, our knowledge is different. It is preceded by ignorance, and it will certainly be followed by forgetfulness.
for things to happen to find out about them, he knows about them prior to them, taking
Place He knows about them. He's not making humans do the things that they are doing, because there will be no sense of accountability. But rather Allah Subhana Allah, his knowledge is so perfect that he does not wait for things to happen in order to know about them. Yeah, Adam Levine ad mama cell phone while I own a mini, mini, NW Masha, and they do not mean humans, they do not encompass any part of his knowledge, except what He wills to tell them. So we know what we know about Allah, we know what we know about the creation of Allah, because Allah has permitted that Allah has permitted for us to know this. And that is meaning
that is just a portion, a little of what Allah Subhana Allah has created and Allah Subhana Allah has chosen to share or to allow us this part of his knowledge, when I mean early in the dementia was the accuracy use, what what are his kursi said that he is the chair was the accuracy user now it will or it could also mean thrown in a place of sitting, it may mean power, it may mean knowledge argument whether this is metaphorical, whether it is literal, at any case, whatever it is, it extends like through the heaven and the earth. When we think that the heavens and the earth are the biggest thing. And here Allah subhanaw taala is telling us that his knowledge, His power, His sovereignty
extends to all of this, Nothing escapes the power or the knowledge or the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala none of that skips a loss of hand that was the accuracy use what you will or whether you will do the homework and no fatigue seizes a loss or before upon a loss of panel data in the process of maintaining the heavens and the earth. If you remember earlier, we said that, in the Old Testament, there is a reference to God taking a rest on the seventh day after he is created the heavens and the earth. I will say that it may be the case that this language is metaphorical, that the literal meaning of it is not meant the Quran does not allow for such a thing. You do not speak about Allah
in any way that can remotely suggest some sort of deficiencies in God, even in a metaphorical sense that in the Quran is not acceptable. So Allah said in the process of maintaining the heavens and the earth, no fatigue befalls upon Allah subhanaw taala Udo has vomer he takes care of it. Without that having an impact upon Allah without requiring that Allah takes arrest. None of this happens where who will actually you know when he is the exalted, the awesome, Allah subhana wa Tada. You know, in the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us about the 99 Beautiful Names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala. It said that there are 81 names that are mentioned in the Quran
of the attributes and the names of Allah subhanaw taala, actually only have the names of Allah Subhana Allah, because Allah has more attributes than the names. So what happens is that Allah subhanaw taala keeps telling us about himself, either by what he has done, such as Isaac Khushi right now, it was a mixture of his means, and his qualities and his actions in the world. Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, who you know the personal name that is given to him a law and how you will kill you. He is the living and the self subsisting and remember that the names of Allah are his personal names. And simultaneously, they're also his attributes. In other words, my name is Kareem, which in
the Arabic language means generous. However, my name may be Kareem, but in reality, I am a very stingy person, I am very greedy. I am a very miserly person. So my name distinguishes who I am, when we are in the number of people amongst people. Or when somebody says that, you know, we're talking about Kareem, so people know whom they're talking about. But it is not necessarily a reflection of what my name means. It is not a reflection of my character. It does not stand up for what my actions are going to be like. And as does the name sounds good. But to many people, it may be very hollow, because my lifestyle does not reflect the name that I possess. So similarly, in the case of Allah
subhanho wa Taala. His names are
Not just personal names, his names are his personal names are simultaneously they are also his attributes otherwise that becomes very whole it becomes very meaningless. So when Allah Subhana Allah gives himself a name, it is not just the name, but rather it is the name and the attribute and the quality that is within that name. And then of how you are you
know, neither asleep nor stronger or nor sunburn or sleep, Caesars, Allah subhanho wa Taala and like we have meant was the or like we have said was the other attributes that we have been reflecting upon here, in this beautiful verse of it, of course, is Allah when we come back, we're going to take a short break. When we come back, inshallah, we are going to go through the following verse, and we have done the one before it and now we're doing the one after it to see the consistency and the smooth transition of the Quranic style. So please do stay tuned with us and we will be back shortly.