Surah An-Naml: (Continued)
- Who manages the universe, the world, the entire Earth. Every little details of this massive creation. It’s only Allah (swt)
- Dua is not wasted. No matter who much you ask for. Allah (swt) can give you a lot more.
- The Day of Judgement will come when “Allah” will not be said. People will forget how to say Allah (swt). This will be a time close to the Day of Judgement.
- At that time, a creature from the Earth will speak to people, will do dawah, and will warn people. This is one of that last attempts to bring people back to the right path and to believe. This shows how Allah (swt) remains so merciful even at this very end. Even when all these people would have gone astray.
- This creature will put marks on people’s noses. As an identification for something. We don’t know what the meaning of it now.
- On the Day, from every nation an army of disbelieving people will emerge. They will then be asked by Allah (swt): Did you deny My signs due to partial or little knowledge? If not, then on what basis did you deny My signs?”
- There is a sign in the night, for rest. The day is for sight.
- If we don’t understand something, we must strive to understand it better. Its our job to do so. It’s not because there is a problem or flaw in the Deen. But in actuality it is that we are not understanding or comprehending, and that is up to us to resolve.
- Ask Allah (swt) for understanding.
- On the Day when the Horn blows, everyone will be worried. Except those Allah wills. The believers and the righteous will be seated on pillows of light.
- Learn to love other people for the sake of Allah (swt). Because Allah (swt) told you to love them. Because they are servants of Allah (swt). It is not and should not be for worldly or selfish reasons.
Surah Al-Qasas: (The Stories)
- The mother of prophet Musa (as), had to let her child go in the river and the family of pharaoh picked him up.
- The wife of pharaoh wanted to keep him, so Musa (as) was saved.
- Musa (as)’s mother’s heart became very sad and empty and she was very close to disclosing the matter. But Allah (swt) gave her strength. Musa’s sister followed Musa (as) and saw where he was being carried away. He needed to be nursed, and would not nurse from anyone. His sister upon knowing of this, suggested that a “family that can help his nursing.” This suggestion was none other than Musa (as)’s own actual mother. And through this turn of events, Musa (as)’s mother was allowed to nurse her baby.
- Allah (swt)’s promises are for those who believe in them.
- Do good deeds with hope and conviction that Allah (swt) will accept and reward you.
- Musa (as) grew and matured. One time, he came upon two men who were fighting. One man was the enemy (one of pharaoh’s men) the other was a man of Bani Israel. Musa (as) struck the man and unintentionally killed the enemy (one of pharaoh’s men)
- Repent and promise to never repeat the mistake again. Know that Allah (swt) will test you with that again though.
- The man who Musa (as) had helped during the fight, was threatening to expose him and his killing. Another man came warning Musa (as) to leave because the higher-ups were planning to kill him. He told Musa (as) he should leave before they find him. And so out of fear, Musa (as) left
- Those who love Allah (swt) talk to Him at every step.
- The Mohsin is some who when in need himself/herself, is still concerned about the needy
- So Musa (as) fled to Madyan, out of fear of being killed by the pharaoh’s people.
- In Madyan, he saw that the people were watering their flocks. Everyone except two women who were not doing so. Prophet Musa (as) asked the two women, why they were not watering their flocks. The two women answered that they wait until all the others have watered their flocks and then they take their own flocks to get watered, because the women’s father was too old to do it himself.
- In other words, the women were working, but did so by avoiding any mixing with the men at their “workplace”
- Keep and maintain your distance from men at the workplace
- Prophet Musa (as) took their flocks and watered it for them. He did so, and did not ask the two women for any compensation. He asked Allah (swt) for whatever good as compensation.
- Ayah 24: prophet Musa (as) made dua from the heart. Truly.
- Allah (swt) will aid as long he aides others. Do not wait for the people to call or ask for help. Don’t wait for other, be the one to show mercy first.
- Best deeds to show smile on the face of a believer. Help remove problems of other believers.
- So one of the women asked Musa (as) to come and meet their father, as a reward for helping them. Musa (as) told the family his story and the father reassured him, not to worry, that he was safe here.
- One of the daughters suggested to father, hire Musa (as), because he is strong and trustworthy.
- The father suggested that Musa (as) marry one of his daughters and serve/work for him for 8 years at least. That he may work/serve him for 10 years, but should at least do 8 years. This was a wise decision by the father. Because what would be the point of hiring Musa, while he had two grown daughters living here of his own.
- The decisions and action of Musa (as), also show a lot of things. By helping the two women and then the father it showed his manhood, by going to the shade to speak to them shows haya, by offering nikaah shows wisdom, fulfilling the term shows dignity.
- The pharaoh’s administer was hamman
- Allah (swt) guides whom He wills. Allah (swt) can only be the Guider. Not us. The one who wants to be guided.
- The most productive way is to work in the day and rest at night. This is the natural course Allah (swt) has made for us
- There is barakah (blessings) in the early morning hours, after Fajr. Prophet Muhammad (saw) made dua to make these hours blessed for us.
- Qarun was a cousin of prophet Musa (as), but he was a tyrant. He was very rich
- Do good to Allah (swt), because Allah (swt) has done good to you. Share it. Do good to others as He has been good to you.
- Qarun was arrogant of his riches and wealth. Would come out in his adornment.
- Never be proud of anything that you have. Be grateful to Allah (swt) for all that you have
- Our concerns should not be of what others have
- What the eyes admire, the heart desires
- Don’t be affected by other’s wealth
- Disbelievers do not succeed.
- Qarun was destroyed and swallowed into the Earth.
- Do not want greatness here. We should want greatness in the Akhirah (HereAfter). These are the people of Jannah
- Difficulties of hisab/accountability with be on the wealthy of this world. Poor and needy will stand and enter Jannah
- Jannah will be filled the poor and needy
- Rely on only Allah (swt), He can bless, give and grant you ANYTHING!
Surah Al-Ankabut: (the Spider)
- The more the righteous, the more your faith is firm, the more you are tested. But not just with hardships, suffering and loss. But test through gain too.
- Anything that brings us closer is a test
- Anything that distances us from Allah (swt) is a punishment
- The example of those who take allies other than Allah (swt), is like that of a spider who takes a home. Because the weakest home is the home of a spider.
Al-Huda, Fahm-ul-Quran 2015
Al-huda, the Quran club