Surah al Baqarah. Ayahs 63 – 73 . Recap. Learned about Mann and Salwa Not making food an obsession or central goal of life Every tribe had its own place of drinking water (learned organization and discipline in a community) Learned the remarkable traits of Musa A.S. as a leader . Outline.
Ayahs 63 – 73
And [recall] when We took your covenant, [O Children of Israel, to abide by the Torah] and We raised over you the mount, [saying], "Take what We have given you with determination and remember what is in it that perhaps you may become righteous (develop taqwa)."
WaawThaaQaaf– a rope with which a prisoner is tied; in this context it means a contract in which both parties bind each other
Then you turned away after that. And if not for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy, you would have been among the losers.
When we are in trouble, we make promises with Allah, Once we are out of it, we forget
The respite, the delay is a special mercy from Allah.
Its Allah’s Fadl that we are here in a gathering of knowledge
Our life should be spent with this book لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ
And you had already known about those who transgressed among you concerning the Sabbath, and We said to them, "Be apes, despised."
We shouldn’t prefer this World over Hereafter
We should not leave our Faraidh for some more work hours
They changed the commands of Allah, and Allah changed their appearance
We should trust Allah, that He will provide us
Do not do what the Jews did that they made the things that Allah made haram
halal upon themselves through trickery, deceit.
And We made it a deterrent punishment for those who were present and those who succeeded [them] and a lesson for those who fear Allah.
Trickery & Deceit is forbidden
If someone disobeys Allah through his actions but in his speech he says that he is obeying Allah, he is misguided
Intelligent is the one who takes the word of Allah as it is and does not misinterpret it.
Allah can make anyone a deterrent Example for Others
They changed Allah’s Commands, Allah changed their faces
And [recall] when Moses said to his people, "Indeed, Allah commands you to slaughter a cow." They said, "Do you take us in ridicule?" He said, "I seek refuge in Allah from being among the ignorant."
True knowledge is Action
When any command comes, we should submit
We should honor the commands of Allah, we should take them seriously
Beautiful Response of Musa, He didn’t argue back rather he sought refuge in Allah
They said, "Call upon your Lord to make clear to us what it is." [Moses] said, "[ Allah ] says, 'It is a cow which is neither old nor young, but median between that,' so do what you are commanded."
How old should this cow be?
What should the colour be?
What type should it be (what kind)
Delaying Tactics are very obvious
An arrogant & carefree attitude towards Messenger, does not make him/his ways (sunnah) less important
They made things difficult upon themselves, so Allah made it difficult upon them.
They said, "Call upon your Lord to show us what is her color." He said, "He says, 'It is a yellow cow, bright in color - pleasing to the observers.' "
They said, "Call upon your Lord to make clear to us what it is. Indeed, [all] cows look alike to us. And indeed we, if Allah wills, will be guided."
Do not make excuses, do not argue – if Allah has said so, then do it. sami’naawaata’naa.
A person should not delay in doing good
Importance of Insha’Allah
No Blames – No Excuses – Show results [M AlShareef]
He said, "He says, 'It is a cow neither trained to plough the earth nor to irrigate the field, one free from fault with no spot upon her.' " They said, "Now you have come with the truth." So they slaughtered her, but they could hardly do it.
Do not ask questions that would make the simple Deen difficult.
Too many questions are not liked
Allah dislikes for you three things:
1) QeelwaQaal [He said, she said]
2) Wasting wealth
3) Asking too many questions.
And [recall] when you slew a man and disputed over it, but Allah was to bring out that which you were concealing.
So, We said, "Strike the slain man with part of it." Thus does Allah bring the dead to life, and He shows you His signs that you might reason.