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  1. Lesson #7 Ayahs 26-29 November 23, 2013

  2. Last week talked about description of fire and Jannah • Additional Points about the rivers in Jannah • Today: Ayahs 26-29 RECAP

  3. Reflections from Last Class?

  4. Ayah 26

  5. Hayya (haayaayaa): to feel extremely shy, reluctant, or such fear that stops one from doing something in front of others • 1. Allah SWT does not leave any examples out of shyness • 2. Allah does not fear that He strikes an example Ayah 26

  6. Dhawriba (DaawdRaa Baa): literally, to strike/beat one thing against another; also used for travelling; •  presenting an example (not to hit an example) • Maa: over here its extra to emphasize the next word; even of a mosquito (no matter how insignificant you might thing is) Ayah 26

  7. Ba’udha (baa aindhaaw): some or part of; a small creature; with the naked eye, you can only see a part of the mosquito • Fawqa (faawawqaaf): above/over, physically in place or superiority, status, rank • 1. what is above the mosquito in its size. He’s not shy of giving an example of something even smaller • 2. Of that which is on top of the mosquito. A mosquito carries a parasite which is even smaller • 3. above the mosquito in greatness, that which is bigger, for example, fly, spider etc. Ayah 26

  8. Ayah 26

  9. When the ayahs were revealed about the idols being compared to a fly, then the people started mocking the Qu’ran • IbnAbass – don’t get stuck in the details; when the people didn’t understand the truth, Allah SWT revealed this ayah, as an example. • The believers understand the truth by the example Ayah 26

  10. Haqq: established truth; those who believe are the ones who benefit from the examples • Surah Ankabut: those who have knowledge will benefit from the example and understand it Ayah 26

  11. Raawawdaal: to walk about back and forth in search of something; the reason behind why you want to do something (Iraada = intention) • The disbelievers say: what does Allah mean by presenting this example? Sometimes we don’t understand something, we object. • These people don’t want to understand, its not because the Qu’ran is hard to understand Ayah 26

  12. DaawdLaamLaam= to leave someone to go astray; to judge someone as being astray by actions • Faasiq(faa seen qaaf): to cross the boundaries/limits; the date becomes to ripe, that the pulp comes out • Technically: disobedience • Major: crosses the bounds of Islam (this ayah referring to this) • Minor: sometimes commits wrong things Ayah 26

  13. We should not feel shy from speaking the truth • We should trust Allah SWT when it comes to understanding the Qu’ran • A believer does not reject the commands of Allah SWT • When looking at an example we should look at the intent of the example • People benefit from the Qu’ran according to their own capacity and intention (are you looking for guidance or faults)? • Can we use our mind when studying the deen? Yes!But also realize that we have limited understanding and intellect Ayah 26 – Lessons

  14. Ayah 27

  15. Who are the fasiqeen? • Noon QaafDhawd: to break or unravel something after it was put together • Ahd: a promise one makes with the intention of fulfilling it. • 1. Some say this is the promise in Surah Maaidah: a promise taken by every nation, that they will support their prophets and believe in them • 2. Surah A’araf: a promise that was taken before we came into dunya. Called meethaq; breaking the promise by not believing in Allah SWT • Meethaq: when a promise is made firm by making an oath; how to do you make it more firm? • By saying Laailahaillallaha in this world Ayah 27

  16. WawSwaadLaam– to join 2 things together; they cut which Allah SWT has commanded to be joined • What must be joined? • 1. Ties of kinship (blood ties) • 2. Believing in the Prophet SAW • 3. Imaan; supporting the deen • 4. Words must be joined with action (follow the commands of Allah SWT) Ayah 27

  17. Fasaad • 1. Physical earth – pollution; destroying buildings; bombing places • 2. Dwellers of the earth – lying, cheating, backbiting • Basically, any act of disobedience is fasaad; these people are busy doing fasaad on the earth; creating havoc on earth • Muslims are people from whom other people are safe from their tongues and hands Ayah 27

  18. Khusraan: to suffer loss; they will lose their dunya and the deen • People do things to gain something; but they are only gaining loss • We must not break the promises with Allah; if you do, Allah will fulfill His promise to you Ayah 27

  19. Analyze yourself: Do I have characteristics of a Faasiq? • (Hadith) Highly rewardable: More wealth and more health, keep relations with your family • (Hadith) The word Ar-Rahm derives from Rahman; if you keep good relations with family, then Allah SWT will keep good relations with you Ayah 27 - Lessons

  20. Having problems with relatives is normal; but cutting off ties, is not the solution and not acceptable • Why can’t we? What’s the big deal? Because Allah SWT created these relations; we didn’t choose our parents, siblings etc. Ayah 27 – Family Ties

  21. Maintaining ties: speaking to them, visiting them giving gifts to them • How about if you’re good but they’re not good to me..so is it justified then? NO Ayah 27 – Family Ties

  22. What are some ways we can maintain Family Ties?

  23. Ayah 28

  24. Allah SWT has created everything for: • Our sake • So that we take a lesson Ayah 28

  25. Ayah 29

  26. Aleem: One who has a a lot of knowledge; abundance; also gives the meaning of continuity • Knows everything from the tiny mosquito to the skies • Lessons: • Don’t become slaves to the things around us • Fear Allah, not people Ayah 29

  27. Istawaa: Allah SWT rose over the sky (vs. taking a “rest”); shows His ownership • Not aware of the details of “how” Allah SWT rose over the sky; but we accept it and believe in it Ayah 29


  29. Review Lesson #7 • Share with family and friends • Establish ties with family Until Next Time…