Turkish English Tafsir Lesson 297-300

Turkish English Tafsir Lesson 297-300

Al-Quran Al-Kareem – Tafsir (Exegesis) Lesson 297

On the 130th to 166th verses of Surah al-A’raf [7].

 

I seek shelter in Allah from the rejected Satan. In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Hodja recites the 130th, 131st, 132nd, 133rd and 134th verses of Surah al-A’raf [7].

With these light-shedding verses of the Quran, Janâb-i Haqq, Almighty Allah continues to convey exalted messages to humankind. People start preparing for the immortal life, getting rid of all that is wrong, and live the truths when they get their lesson from these exalted messages. The message of the Exalted is most exalted. Let us see which light (nūr) and which reality (haqiqa) Janâb-i Haqq reveals for us in these verses of the Quran.

“Indeed, we afflicted Pharaoh’s people with years of famine and loss of produce, so that they may think and take heed.”

See, when you read the contents of every hardship, what is necessary is to think and take heed, to give up crimes, obey Allah, and not to rebel. How can one rebel against The Most Exalted Being?

“When something good came to them, they said, ‘This is our right.’.”

See, they did not say, “This is a grace (lutf) of Allah.”

And when something evil befell them, they ascribed it to an ill omen to Musa and those with him.”

They considered a Prophet like Musa as an ill omen.

“Know well that their ill omen lies with Allah only, but most of them do not know.”

As you see, every bad omen comes as requital of one’s own sin.

“They said, ‘Whatever sign you bring to us to enchant us with, we are not going to believe in you.’.”

They denied a Prophet like Musa. They did not want to believe.

“So, we sent upon them floods, locusts, pests, frogs, and blood – all of these as separate signs of Our omnipotence (qudrah). Yet they became stubborn and resisted, and they became a very mujrim (guilty) people.”

Which meant that they used to commit jurm (crime, illegal act).

“Whenever the punishment descended upon them, they said, ‘O Musa! Pray for us to your Rabb by virtue of the covenant your Rabb has made with you. If you remove this punishment from us, we swear that will surely believe you, and we will send with you the Children of Israel.

Beloved friends, as you see the noteworthy scene continues.

Our Almighty Rabb says the following.

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Hodja recites the 135th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

“But when we had removed the punishment from them until a term, they immediately broke their oath.”

As you see, humankind does not keep their word. They were Pharaoh and his people.

Hodja recites the 136th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

“Then, We took retribution from them, and We drowned all of them in the sea because they denied Our signs, and were neglectful of them,” says Janâb-i Haqq.

Hodja recites the 137th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Janâb-i haqq says, “We caused those people who were deemed to be weak to inherit the East and West of the land that We had blessed. And the good promise of your Rabb was fulfilled for the children of Israil, because they stood patient; and We destroyed the art that Pharaoh and his people made, and the buildings that they raised high.”

See, Allah destroyed Pharaoh and his people, but saved Israil. However, Israel started being like Pharaoh now. Throughout history, the Zion Jews who deviated from the way of Torah and Musa continue to commit acts of Pharaoh. What happened to all impostor Muslims who deviated from the way of Al-Quran Al-Karim, and those who deviated from the way of Torah and Musa? So many things befell them. So many things befell those who distorted the way of Bible and Isa. Now, Islam and the Quran will not be distorted until the Hour. Allah has renewed them all. That said, woe to those who do not believe in Al-Quran Al-Karim, Islam, and Muhammad Mustafa! You see, Janâb-i Haqq protects the exalted and true huquq, laws, and true religion (haqq din) that Allah personally sent down, preserves them for eternity. The Real (al-Haqq) is victorious.

 

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One can’t fight with the Real (al-Haqq), or stand against the Real (al-Haqq). No matter what country you have, what armies you have, what economic power you have, what technique or technology you have, or what physical and spiritual powers you have, stand against Allah and you will fail. Azrail (a.s.) will take your lives, and bring you to barzakh, and then to jahannam (hell). So, get your head straight!

Let us see what Janâb-i Haqq says after announcing this truth.

Hodja recites the 138th, and 139th verses of Surah al-A’raf [7].

In these glorious verses, Janâb-i Haqq says, “We made the children of Israil cross the sea, then they came across a people sitting in devotion before their idols. They said, ‘O Musa, make a god for us like their gods.’ Musa said to them, ‘You are really an ignorant people.’.”

See, even when Musa is with them Israil is looking idols to worship. Just take a look at this situation! He said, “The religion these people are engaged in is sure to be destroyed; and wrong (batil) is what they are doing.” That is what Musa (a.s.) said.

Hodja recites the 140th and 141st verses of Surah al-A’raf [7].

He said, “Shall I seek another god besides Allah while Allah has given you superiority over the worlds?” That is what Musa (a.s.) said.

“Remember when We delivered you from the people of Pharaoh who inflicted grievous torment upon you, slaughtered your sons and left your women alive. In all that there was a great trial from your Rabb.”

Hodja recites the 142nd verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

“And We made an appointment with Musa for 30 nights, then We supplemented them with another ten. So, the total period fixed by his Rabb was forty nights. Musa said to his brother Harun, “Take my place among my people and keep things right, and do not follow the way of mischief makers.”

Hodja recites the 143rd verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Janâb-i Haqq says, “When Musa came at Our appointed time,” and adds, “and his Rabb spoke to him, he said, “My Rabb! Show Yourself to me so that I may look at You.” His Rabb said: “You shall never see Me. But look at the mount. If it stays at its place, you will see Me.” So when his Rabb appeared to the mount, and rendered it level, and Musa fell down unconscious. When he recovered, he said: “Subhan are You. I repent to You, and I turned to You, and I am the first to believe.”

This was what happened to Musa when he wanted to see Janâb-i Haqq.

 

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Hodja recites the 144th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Almighty Allah said to Musa: “O Musa! I have chosen you above all men for the prophethood I gave you, and for My utterance (kalam). So, adhere strictly to what I have given to you, and be among the grateful.”

Hodja recites the 145th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

“We wrote for him on the Tablets of everything, everything in regards to the details of admonitions and provisions. So, hold it firm and ask your people to hold on to the best things in it. I shall show you the house of the sinners (fāsiqūn).”

Dearest friends, Janâb-i Haqq said the following.

Hodja recites the 146th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

“I shall keep away from understanding My verses those who show arrogance on the earth with no right to do so. Even if they were to see every sign, they would not believe in it; and if they see the path of guidance, they do not take it as their way; and if they see the path of misguidance, they would take it as their way. That is because they have turned denying Our verses into a habit, and they have been neglectful of them.”

Hodja recites the 147th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Allah says, “The deeds of those who deny Our signs and the meeting in the afterlife (ākhira) have gone to waste.” That is, “هَلْ يُجْزَوْنَ إِلاَّ مَا كَانُواْ يَعْمَلُونَ” – “Shall they be recompensed, except according to their deeds?” See, Janâb-i Haqq says everyone will be recompensed for what they have done, and suffer the punishments of their own evil, and they will see the punishment. The divine justice shall be manifested in full because nobody has the chance to escape from divine justice. Janâb-i Haqq will give janna (paradise) and jamal (beauty) to the servants (qul) by gracing (lutf) them due to their faith (iman) and good deeds (amal-e-saleh).

 

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Hodja recites the 148th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

What does Janâb-i Haqq say here? “In the absence of Musa, his people made a calf from their ornaments, which was merely a sculpture with a moaning sound.”

Do you see what Children of Israil did before Musa returned from Mount Sinai in 40 days? They made a calf idol, and worshipped it. Says, “اتَّخَذُوهُ وَكَانُواْ ظَالِمِينَ”. Janâb-i Haqq says the following here: “Did they not see that it neither talked to them nor could it guide them to any path? Yet they still adopted it as God, and were so unjust.

Beloved friends, just take a look at that situation. May Allah not make us among those who fall into that situation.

Hodja recites the 149th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

“They saw that they had gone astray when they became remorseful, and they said, ‘If our Rabb does not show mercy to us, and does not forgive us, then surely we will be among those who suffer a bad fate.”

Do you see the situation of a people who worshipped an idol and abandoned Allah while a great Prophet was with them? See, they made a calf from their ornaments, and worshipped it!

Hodja recites the 150th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

When Musa returned to his people with anger and sadness, he said, ‘How bad successors you became in my absence! Did you act in haste against the command of your Rabb?’ He dropped down the Tablets, and grabbed the head of his brother Harun, pulled him towards himself.

 

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“Harun said, ‘O son of my mother! Indeed the people overpowered me and were about to kill me, so do not let the enemies rejoice over me by doing this, and do not place me among the wrongdoing people.”

You see the scene.

 

Hodja recites the 151th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Musa (a.s.) recites this prayer (dua). Let us see what the prayer (dua) says: “Musa said, ‘My Rabb! Forgive me and my brother, and admit us into Your mercy, you are the most merciful of the merciful.” He supplicated by saying that. His people would worship a calf, an idol, cattle. But Musa supplicated to Allah for himself and his brother. You see, this is how great figures act, they are aware of their duties, and they know they have responsibility. However, this awareness is not present in the ignorant and people of disbelief (ahlul kufr).

Hodja recites the 152th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

“Surely, those who have taken the calf as god will be afflicted by a wrath and humiliation from their Rabb in the worldly life. That is how We punish the slanderer,” said Janâb-i Haqq and punished them. You see, the Zion Jews have been punished so many times. Allah sent down upon this prophet-killing mentality that shed blood, betrayed Musa, and betrayed Torah.  They did not come to their senses, and more calamities came, and they still did not come to their senses, and the calamities continued. Just take a look at the Jewish history and read the documents, then look at the Quran and see what they have done to Bible and Torah. They murdered prophets like Zechariah and Yahyā. These murderers had wanted to crucify Isa (a.s.), but Allah saved him. Aleyhimüsselâm. They wanted to kill Muhammad and carried out many assassination attempts, but Almighty Allah shed his light to the world. That is because Muhammad is the last Universal Prophet. All prophets and books of the past are under the protection of Al-Quran Al-Karim until the Hour. Islam which has been brought forth by Al-Quran Al-Karim and Muhammad is the universal religion of all humanity until the Hour, and it has embraced all humanity. It is the witness of the past, and the documents of the past are present in the Quran. It does not let anyone speak ill about any prophet or any holy book because Al-Quran Al-Karim is mu’min (faithful), and muhaymin (guardian). The Quran keeps all books of the past in its structure, and it is Allah who renewed them with the Quran.

 

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The brand-new sharia (law) of earth is Al-Quran Al-Karim, and the sharia (law) of Islam. Almighty Allah has renewed the past until eternity with the sharia (law) of Islam through Muhammad’s hand. There is no oldness with Allah, and the laws of Allah do not get old. That which has been renewed by Allah does not grow old. Allah had sent the previous ones for those periods of time, but Al-Quran Al-Karim and Hz. Muhammad have been sent to all eras and all nations.

Hodja recites the 153rd and 154th verses of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Janâb-i Haqq says, “As for those who commit evil deeds and then repent and embrace faith (iman), without a doubt, after that your Rabb is still Forgiving and Merciful.” That is, Janâb-i Haqq calls to repentance (tawbah), and calls all humanity to faith (iman).

“Musa picked up the tablets when his anger faded; and in their inscription was a mercy (rahmat) and guidance (hidayat) for those who are fearful before their Rabb.”

Janâb-i Mawla presents the past to all humanity with the Quran, and shows all scenes of history in Al-Quran Al-Karim in the correct manner so that all humanity may derive lessons from history, and so that they may not go to wrongs, or deviate to wrongs. In Al-Quran Al-Karim, there are beginningless (azali) news that are from even before Adam. There are everlasting (abadi) news in Al-Quran Al-Karim. That is why Al-Quran Al-Karim gives the life-lesson of immortality to humans, and they should understand these lessons very well.

Astaizu billah.

Hodja recites the 155th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Janâb-i Haqq says, “Musa selected 70 men out of his people for Our appointment. When the earthquake seized them, Musa said, ‘My Rabb! You could have destroyed them me before had You willed. Are you going to destroy us for what the foolish among us have done?’”

He said, “أَتُهْلِكُنَا بِمَا فَعَلَ السُّفَهَاء مِنَّا” and added “إِنْ هِيَ إِلاَّ فِتْنَتُكَ”.

He said, “That was nothing other than Your trial.”

He said, “تُضِلُّ بِهَا مَن تَشَاء وَتَهْدِي مَن تَشَاء أَنتَ وَلِيُّنَا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الْغَافِرِينَ” – “It is only Your Trial by which You lead astray whom You will, and keep guided whom You will. You are our Wali (Protector), so forgive us and have Mercy on us.”

You see, Musa (a.s.) was begging by saying, “You are the best of those who forgive.”

Beloved friends, the noteworthy scenes continue.

 

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Hodja recites the 156th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

“And write for us good in this world, and in the afterlife (ākhira). We surely have repented, and turned to Your guidance (hidayat). Allah said, ‘I have punishment, I afflict with it whom I will. I have mercy (rahmat), it extends to everything. And, I shall write it for the muttaqûn (the pious), and pay zakat, and those who do believe in Our verses…

Hodja recites the 157th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

…those are who follow the unlettered (ummi) Prophet.’.” Who is that unlettered or ummi Prophet? That is Hz. Muhammad who has been sent upon all the worlds as a mercy (rahmat). See, those are who follow that Prophet, Hz. Muhammad. They believe in the whole of Holy Islam that he brought forth, and they subject to those provisions (hukm).

“They believe in the Prophet whom they find written in the Torah and the Injil. They follow him and follow his way, and he bids them what is fair.”

As you see, Muhammad Mustafa is written in Torah. He has been narrated in the Torah and the Injil. That Prophet, Hz. Muhammad bids them what is right and what is best, and forbids them from what is evil. Why? That is so that humankind may be happy. Islam is a reality (haqiqa). “And makes halal (lawful) for them good things,” and there is pureness in every halal. “And makes haram (unlawful) for them impure and evil things.” Almighty Allah has saved humankind from everything that has been called haram (unlawful) with Islam. Allah did that to defy harm from humankind, and also to test them. That is why, “Relieves them of their burden.” Islam is the most blissful, best, and easiest life. It has been made easy with all beauties, and it is a life-style that prepares people to immortality. That is the life-style of Islam. Islam “removes the shackles which were upon them.” You see, fa-lladhīna ʾāmanū bihī wa-ʿazzarūhu wa-naṣarūhu. See, those who believe in him at that time. That is, fa-lladhīna ʾāmanū bihī. Those who believe in him at that time – wa-ʿazzarūhu wa-naṣarūhu wa-ttabaʿū n-nūra lladhī ʾunzila maʿahū. Those who strongly respect him. Who is that? That is Hz. Muhammad.

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At that time, those who believe in the prophethood of the prophet, and the whole of the divine commands he brought, and those who showed strong respect to Hz. Muhammad, who assist him, and follow the light (nūr) which has been revealed sent down next to his prophethood… So, what is that light (nūr)? Islam, Al-Quran Al-Karim, and Muhammad are light (nūr). Islam is light (nūr). “أُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ” – “Those are the ones who attained the true murad (wish), who have been saved.”

The murad or wish here is eternal bliss and immortality. Beloved friends, as you see Janâb-i Haqq commands, “أُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ” – “Those are the ones who attained the true murad (wish), who have been saved.” Why are they saved? That is because they are truly faithful (mu’min) Muslims. Why are those who follow Hz. Muhammad’s way saved? Firstly, it is due to their faith (iman), good deeds (amal-e-saleh), true and social justice, mercy and love; They find the most blissful life on earth because they have stayed away from disbelief (kufr), polytheism (shirk), hypocrisy (nifaq), injustice (zulm) and all evil. Their graves turn into janna (paradise), along with their world of barzakh. Then, their reckoning is easy once they come to the great gathering (mahshar), and then they pass as-sirāt (the bridge), and be recipients of janna (paradise) and the jamal (beauty) of Allah. They are also saved from the punishment in the grave, and the tightening constraint of the great gathering (mahshar). They are saved from the scale (mizan). They pass as-sirāt (the bridge), thus they are saved from jahannam (hell). They saved again and again… They become blissful for eternity, and they become happy. They find the immortal life. This life has been presented to all humanity by Almighty Allah through Islam, the Quran, and Muhammad, and embraced all humanity. Islam and the Quran came for all people to be happy. Those who deny this, and deny Muhammad, Al-Quran Al-Karim, or a single command out of the commands of Islam, are those who deny Allah Ta’ala. You deny the ruler when you deny his commands. Who is the absolute ruler? That is Allah Ta’ala. Allah’s rulership is beginningless (azali) and endless (abadi). The rulership given to others are only temporary, and they are but a trial. It is best if they use it for good, but if they use it for evil they turn into a pharaoh, and seized by the wrath of Allah, and judged by the divine justice. Nobody can save himself from the justice of Allah, the greater court (mahkamah al-kubra), and the last day (ruz-i ceza). That is a truth just like being born in the world and being created is a truth. This came true before your eyes, this is real; this is truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa). Just like being created and living a life is a truth; dying, getting resurrected, and coming to the greater court in the gathering (mahshar) and answering for what you used to do is also true and real.

Astaizu billah.

Hodja recites the 158th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Janâb-i Haqq narrates the past to all humanity, and gives messages about the past, present, and future.

“Say, ‘O people!’.”

Janâb-i haqq says to Muhammad, “O Muhammad! Say to people, ‘O people! I am the Messenger of Allah to you all.’.”

Say you are the Prophet of all humanity. Janâb-i Haqq told him to declare his prophethood to humanity. Allah Ta’ala announced the prophethood of Muhammad to all humanity through Al-Quran Al-Karim. If you deny, then it is your decision, but you will be left out of the mercy (rahmat) of Allah, which is a pity.

 

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This is because Allah sent Muhammad. Allah sent down the Quran to him, revealed him.

“It is Allah to Whom belongs the kingdom (mulk) of the heavens and the earth.”

Allah told him to say that to humankind. The kingdom (mulk) of the heavens and the earth, and the kingdom (mulk) of all the azali (beginningless) and abadi (endless) worlds belong to Allah. That is Almighty Allah whom sent Muhammad as a Prophet, and revealed the Quran to him, and renewed the past with the sharia (law) of Islam. This is the truth and reality whether you believe or not, that is up to you, but this is the truth and reality. We are in the world today, and tomorrow we will all enter the grave, then we will get up and come to the great gathering (mahshar). This is more real than 2+2=4; truer than math. This is the truth that is certain and yaqeen, and this is a reality or haqiqa that does not accept doubt. One’s heart must be sealed up in order for him to deny that. They can’t see the truth when their hearts are sealed. So, the hearts are sealed with what? They are sealed up with denial of Allah, Islam, and the Quran. That denial is imprinted on the heart like a seal. That is their own denial, their own earning. The seal that is imprinted on the heart is one’s own earning, otherwise this is not done under coercion. That is everyone’s own earning. You are free, and you get whatever you have earned. However, use that freedom and liberty for Allah, nor for you own nafs (self), for idols, or for polytheism (shirk). You and your nafs (self) will be saved as long as your nafs (self) adheres to Islam. You will find true pleasure and enjoyment therein. The pleasure taken by the nafs (self) in harams are not pleasure, rather it is eternal regret.

That is why beloved friends, “ا إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ” – “There is no god but Allah.”

There cannot be another deity besides Allah. Allah is One. The only being that is a deity is Allah, who is wajib al-wūjūd (necessary existent). There cannot be a god besides Allah. Those who claim there is another besides are those who slander Allah. Allah can’t be two, has no similars, has no partners, has no equals, has no comparables, has no viziers, has no helpers. Nobody has a share in the creation of a single atom to the creation of entire universe. The only creator is Allah Ta’ala. Power, strength, and omnipotence (qudrah) is with Allah. Whatever has been given to anyone has been created and given by Allah. The creatures do not have a share of divinity. They do not have a piece from Allah. A piece or juzʼ (part) from Allah is not present in the creations of Allah. Whoever says there is practices polytheism (shirk), and they ruin themselves because this is slander to Allah. I am not the one who says what is polytheism, rather what Allah says polytheism is polytheism. Allah says that is polytheism (shirk), that is it.

“There is no god but Allah. Allah gives life and brings death.”

That is, “هُوَ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ” – “Allah gives life and Allah brings death.”

Allah kills, and Allah resurrects. In this life death and life occurs every single day. Some die while others are born.

 

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Just take a look places that turned into dry deserts becoming green at once, and see those who die and those are born. See the delicate plants that come to leaf from among hard soil, from between rocks and stones, see what grows out of there in a delicate manner. See the plants that take root towards below ground, and those that rise towards heavens. Every moment in life is a renewal, we can observe death and life. Death is present for every moment, and life is also for every moment. Allah shows us that, and tells us people that we will be resurrected in our graves and come to the great gathering (mahshar). Janâb-i Haqq is calling us to the immortal and blissful life. Janâb-i Haqq is calling us to that with Islam; calls us to the immortal and blissful life with Islam. Islam as a whole prepares you to the immortal and blissful life. That is why Janâb-i Haqq sent down Islam, Al-Quran Al-Karim, and Hz. Muhammad as a mercy (rahmat) upon the worlds, and as a light (nūr). That is why Janâb-i Haqq brought forth immortality as a life style, and presented happiness as a life-style with Islam. That is why the most blissful and exalted schooling of the Life University that gives eternal happiness is actually the lessons of Allah, Islam, and the Quran. That is why Janâb-i Haqq says, “Come.”

Says, “فَآمِنُواْ بِاللّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ النَّبِيِّ الأُمِّيِّ” – Almighty Allah says, “So, come and believe in Allah and the Messenger.”

Believe in the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad, accept his prophethood, and become Muslims with pleasure and love.

“…who believes in Allah and in Allah’s utterances (kalam),” what is being said here is – “الَّذِي يُؤْمِنُ بِاللّهِ وَكَلِمَاتِهِ” – “Follow the unlettered (ummi) prophet who has believed in Allah, the utterances (kalam) of Allah, and all the verses of Al-Quran Al-Karim – “وَاتَّبِعُوهُ” – “Yes, subject to him, and follow him, and accept whatever he said and whatever he brought in the name of Islam, and do what is due, وَاتَّبِعُوهُ – so that you may find guidance (hidayat).” So, what is hidayat? It is to go to Allah through the path Allah wanted. It is to be mūnamun alayhim on sirat al-mustaqim (the straight path). It is to be with the servants (qul) to whom Allah has bestowed inaam (gifts) and ihsan (favours), whom Allah inundated with bounties (nimat), and whom Allah has admitted into the mercy (rahmat); guidance or hidayat comes with being a good Muslim. The embodiment of guidance (hidayat), the guide of it is Al-Quran Al-Karim and Hz. Muhammad. Almighty Allah has fully opened the gates of guidance (hidayat) to all the worlds with Islam and the Quran, and has presented the key to the hands of humanity. Allah is telling us to enter the gate of guidance (hidayat). When you say, “lā ʾilāha ʾillallāh, Muḥammad rasūlu llāh,” you enter through the gates of guidance (hidayat) into the mercy (rahmat) and light (nūr), and Islam. That is the name of the path that comes from Allah and leads to Allah. The path of guidance (hidayat), and its other name is sirat al-mustaqim (the straight path). That way you’ll have acquired this path.

 

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Hodja recites the 159th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Now, Janâb-i Haqq went back to the people of Musa. Allah called humankind to Islam. Al-Quran Al-Karim is now presenting noteworthy lessons of the past, an important scene, the scene of the past before humanity. This news are true and real (haqq wa haqiqa) news that Almighty Allah brought forth in Al-Quran Al-Karim. Every news in Al-Quran Al-Karim is exalted and real like the exaltedness of Allah Ta’ala. Does Allah say something wrong? Not a single letter of it has been distorted, nor will be distorted because it is the last book.

Hodja recites the 159th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Let us see what Janâb-i Haqq says in this verse of the Quran: “Among the community of Mūsā there are people who show the right way, and do justice with truth.”

Janâb-i Haqq says that there were many misguided people among them, but there was also a group of righteous people.

Hodja recites the 160th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Janâb-i Haqq says, “We divided them into twelve tribes, as distinct nations (ummah), and We revealed to Musa when his people asked him for water: ‘Strike the rock with your staff!’ Then twelve springs gushed forth from it right away when he struck it. Each group knew its own place for water well. Then, we sent clouds over them, shaded them. We sent down to them manna and quails.”

Janâb-i Haqq conveys these, and adds, “Eat of the clean ones of the blessings (nimat) we have provided you.” Says, “وَمَا ظَلَمُونَا وَلَكِن كَانُواْ أَنفُسَهُمْ يَظْلِمُونَ” – “And they were not unjust to Us, but to themselves they used to do injustice.”

See, among them there were people who did injustice, and kept doing injustice (zulm); that is what humankind did.

Hodja recites the 161st verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Back then, Janâb-i Haqq had said to them, “Live in this town and eat therefrom anywhere you like, and say, hittah (we seek forgiveness) and enter the gate prostrating (sajdah) yourselves, so that We forgive your crimes. We shall give much more to those who are good in their deeds.”

Now, look. Those who do not obey the Prophet actually rebel against Allah.

Hodja recites the 162nd verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

“But those of them who were unjust (zalim) substituted the word.”

Pay close attention, Janâb-i Haqq says that they left the true word and substituted it with a wrong word. They turned it into something other than what they were told.

Allah says, “We rained down punishment from the heavens upon them because they made a habit out of injustice (zulm).”

You see what happens as unjust or zalim people grow in numbers around good people. Allah rains down punishment.

 

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Hodja recites the 163rd verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Almighty Rabb says, “Ask them about what happened to the town situated by the sea. At that time, they would not obey prohibitions on Sabbath. Fish came to them breaking the water’s surface on Sabbath days, and would not come to them on the days it wasn’t prohibited. This is how We tried them because they went astray.” That is, “We tested them.” Beloved friends, Allah tests the servants (qul), and we are face to face with a test in each breath. We have to pass the test.

Hodja recites the 164th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Janâb-i Haqq says the following in this verse of the Quran: “When a group among them said, ‘Why do you admonish a people whom Allah is about to destroy or punish severely?’ The advisors said, ‘To be absolved by your Rabb, and perhaps they may fear Allah.’.” They said, “We give admonition to them, and we advise them.”

Hodja recites the 165th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Janâb-i Haqq says the following in this verse of the Quran: “When they forgot the advice they were given, We saved those who forbade evil, but We seized the wrongdoers (zalimun) with a dreadful punishment due to their evil doings.”

You see, those who warned are saved while those who forget the advice and be angry with those warn them are being destroyed. We should work in the way of goodness, and humankind must be warned. See, this is what this verse of the Quran clearly announces.

Hodja recites the 166th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

See what Janâb-i Haqq says: “Thus, when they arrogantly persisted in doing that which they had been forbidden, We said to them, ‘Become low, despicable, and debased apes!’.”

See what Allah has done to the criminal lot, the Jewish lot, those who were wrongdoers (zalim), who did not listen to Torah or Musa, who did not take admonition, who did not listen to Isa or Injil, who did not listen to Allah, the Quran, or Muhammad in the past, and see what Allah says Allah will do to them. Allah had turned them into apes in the past, and said, “Be you apes!” That is what Janâb-i Haqq says. Says, “قِرَدَةً خَاسِئِينَ”. Says, “كُونُواْ قِرَدَةً خَاسِئِينَ”. What does that mean? It means, “We said to them, “Be you debased apes!” And says, “We turned them into apes.” Unjust, zalim, or evil humans are turned into apes. Humans did not come from apes, rather evil humans were turned into apes. Evil humans turned into apes and swine. Those who lost their humanity have been turned into apes and swine. Yet humans reproduces from humans, and those who lost their humanity have been turned into apes and swine. See, those who attack Allah, Al-Quran Al-Karim, and Muhammad today did not follow the word of the Torah today.

They used to attack the Torah, the scholars (âlims) of the Torah, and Musa. They betrayed the Sabbath. Allah turned them into apes and swine. There is so much more.

Hodja recites the 167th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

 

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Al-Quran Al-Kareem – Tafsir (Exegesis) Lesson 298

On the 167th to 170th verses of Surah al-A’raf [7].

 

I seek shelter in Allah from the rejected Satan. In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Hodja recites the 167th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Almighty Rabb says the following in this verse of the Quran: “At that time when your Rabb declared the covenant (ahd); and announced that Allah would surely send against them someone who would inflict terrible punishment upon them until the Day of Resurrection. Surely, your Rabb is swift in punishment, and surely Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”

You see, those who did the opposite of what Torah said, who did not obey the prohibitions of Sabbath, who kept doing injustice (zulm) again and again, who got arrogant in the face of truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa) which is the commands of Allah, who advice each other wrongs (batil) so that they may not give up doing what has been forbidden to them; just like they have been turned into apes, Janâb-i Haqq says this trouble will not be removed from them until the Hour (qiyamah). Still, Allah left an open door because Allah says, “Come to faith (iman), repent (tawbah) and ask for forgiveness (istighfar), be steadfast, and be Muslims. Surely, Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.” For one thing, Allah is one, and the religion of Islam is also one. That said, Hz. Isa (Jesus) and Musa (Moses) are also Muslims. All prophets are Muslims, and this has come as the religion (din) of all humanity. Today, Hz. Muhammad is the prophet of all humanity. To neglect this truth is not a favour upon for you other people.

Hodja recites the 168th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Janâb-i Haqq says in this verse of the Quran, “And We divided them up into various separate groups on the earth. Of them some were righteous, and of them some were otherwise.” Janâb-i Haqq also said, “We tested them sometimes with prosperity (nimat) and sometimes with adversity (musibat),” and added, “So that they may return to the truth.”

Let us see what our Almighty Rabb said after the aforementioned verse.

Astaizu billah.

Hodja recites the 169th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Let us see what Almighty Rabb said in this verse, “Then, a corrupted generation that inherited the Book (Torah) took their place.”

See, a corrupted generation that inherited the Torah took their place.

“But those chose for themselves the goods of this low life, saying, ‘We shall be forgiven.’ But if comes to the similar goods or bribe, they will take it as well. Was not the covenant of the Book taken from them that they should not say anything but the truth about Allah? And did they not studied and learnt what it contained. They did not keep their word they have given to Us while they knew the Torah. They did the opposite of what Torah said. And the abode of the afterlife (ākhira) is better for those who fear Allah.”

After saying these, Janâb-i Haqq says in the last part, “فِيهِ وَالدَّارُ الآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ لِّلَّذِينَ يَتَّقُونَ” – Surely, for al-muttaqûn (the pious) who believe (iman) in Allah Ta’ala, fulfil their duty, obey, and not rebel, the world of the afterlife (ākhira) is better. Allah says, “أَفَلاَ تَعْقِلُونَ” – “So, will you still not use reason?”

Dearest friends, Almighty Rabb said the following.

Astaizu billah.

Hodja recites the 170th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

“As for those who hold fast to the Book and continue to perform the namāz…” See, you need to hold fast to the Book and do what is due, and not do what is contrary, you are to do whatever Allah commands in the Book. Then, you are to perform your worship (ibadat) as is due. Janâb-i Haqq says, “إِنَّا لاَ نُضِيعُ أَجْرَ الْمُصْلِحِينَ” – “Indeed, We do not waste the reward of the righteous.”

As you see, the rewards and works of the good, along with their good deeds, will never be lost. Almighty Allah personally continues to give abundantly from the lutf al-ihsan (beauty of grace) by enhancing the rewards 1 to 10 or up to 1 to 700 for Allah likes to give. May Janâb-i Haqq make us among the servants (qul) who always win and never lose.

 

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Al-Quran Al-Kareem – Tafsir (Exegesis) Lesson 299

On the 167th to 170th verses of Surah al-A’raf [7].

 

I seek shelter in Allah from the rejected Satan. In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Beloved listeners,

We continue to give you the discovery notes on the glorious Quran about the life-lessons of the eternal and blissful life. Now that we have given you the meanings of the 130th to 171st verses of Surah al-A’raf [7], we shall not try to give you the discovery notes on them. May Janâb-i Haqq make us all find life with these life-lessons and be happy, and make us all recipients of the pleasure (riza) of Almighty Allah, the unfading light (nūr) of Allah, and the enlightenment of Allah. May Janâb-i Haqq give that to us all. The whole of humankind is indeed of these life lessons. These lessons are not for calling you to some people. These are the very lessons of the glorious Quran which is an exalted Book of the university of arsh-i ala that came from the knowledge (ilm) of Allah. These are lessons that prepare you to the immortal life. That is why all exalted values that Islam, the glorious Quran, and Hz. Muhammad brought forth are a complete knowledge (ilm) and wisdom (irfan) that is true and real (haqq wa haqiqa), and every human being should place these into their lives as is due. Because our Creator has given us the divine lessons. Allah sent down the glorious Al-Quran Al-Karim for our happiness. That is why Janâb-i Haqq has warned the people who do not obey or believe the book, verses, laws, decrees, and prophets from time to time. Allah also said, “We burdened them with poverty and hardship.” Why? So that they may wake up. We see that in the 94th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7].

Janâb-i Mawla says that the Creator rules over nature. That is, “I rule over nature, not the other way around.” There is no power that can rule Allah because all power (quwwat) and omnipotence (qudrat) belong to Allah. The Creator rules over nature. This is one of the dangers of living in the world disconnected from the Rabb, which is to hold the creature equal to the creator, which is to disacknowledge the creator by acknowledging the creatures, this is where danger lies. It was up to nature, which is not possible, then there would either be unending abundance or unending scarcity. Besides, had Allah not created nature or universe, then there wouldn’t have been anything called nature. Godly omnipotence (qudrah), absolute ruler, divine warnings, heavenly strikes, physical signs, and natural signs; the proverb that goes, “example is better than precept” has been said for that reason. That is why this is the most effective education (tarbiya) tool. Janâb-i Haqq has warned people who do not understand anything from knowledge (ilm), who do not acknowledge Allah, the Messenger, the Book and textual verses of Allah in a way they understand.

 

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That is why economy is important, deterioration of morals (akhlaq) and suspense of success (fayiz) and abundance (barakat) are signs of destruction. As for the importance of economy, why is it important? It is important because there has to be a completely just distribution among the whole of humankind. Allah’s bounties or nimat should be distributed with an implantation of a properly built social justice, they need to be distributed without there being any injustice. That is why the important of economy is also great. As for signs of destruction, if economy falls and is left to the hands of the rich, and the capital do not reflect to the society, then this is a sign of destruction. This is a sign of paralysis, and at the very least this is a sign of depression and a crisis.

You do not know which vein in your system is to crack. Your brain’s veins may crack, or your heart’s veins, and then internal bleeding will start, but when? That is if there is not a complete and just distribution of bounties among humanity, and there is not a just and rightful apportionment, then morals (akhlaq) may collapse. Morals or akhlaq are the greatest notion that keeps humankind upright, it is a precious notion, and what comes first in regards to physical and spiritual abilities is to have properly established morals (akhlaq).

Dangers start knocking at the door when morals (akhlaq) are corrupted, and society starts rotting from the inside. Will you able to entrust anything to anyone when morals (akhlaq) are corrupted? Just think for a second! People who got corrupt morals (akhlaq) do not have a homeland, a nation, or a religion (din). So, to whom are you going to entrust these sacred entrustments if people have no faith (iman)? To whom are you going to entrust economy? Who will give the lessons about morals (akhlaq)?

That is why cut of success (fayiz) and abundance (barakat). See, abundance (barakat) will start being disrupted with lack of justice, social justice, faith (iman) and love, and good morals (akhlaq). Thus occurs a global disaster. The disruption of abundances (barakat) and successes (fayiz) is multi-directional, not single-directional. These should be studied not only in regards to economical causes but also spiritual reasons. What is the remedy? The remedy of all this is to adhere to the divine order. As long as people do not adhere to the divine order, they will not know what they should adhere to because everyone will claim theirs is the truth, but there is no god besides Allah. The truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa) is manifest. The wideness of the mercy (rahmat) of Allah is endless and boundless. It is important to know the wideness of the mercy (rahmat) of Allah and the signs/verses (ayat) of Allah. People should give up their pharaohs, and listen to the men of Allah. Who are the pharaohs? They both devour the rights of humanity and impose upon them and do injustice (zulm). The pharaohs do not accept a notion like the supremacy of truth (haqq), reality (haqiqa), and law (huquq).

 

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That is why people should stop following pharaohs and listen to the men of Allah. Our beloved Prophet, Hz. Muhammad Mustafa, salla Allahu Ta’ala ‚alayhi wa sallam, our Master; let us see what he said.

Hodja recites the original text of the said hadith-i sharif.

He says, “A person with faith (iman) will not be bitten two times by doing the same thing.” Pay attention! You may have been deceived once, but next time you should not be mistaken. As you see, our Prophet said:

Hodja recites the original text of the hadith-i sharif again.

He says, “A person with faith (iman) will not be bitten two times by doing the same thing.”

Now, do you need to test a person whom you tested already a second time? Those who are tested are not tested again. That is why people like Pharaoh should be abandoned.

People should listen to the men of Allah who are able to establish the justice of Almighty Allah on earth, the justice that will embrace all humanity with divine justice, mercy, and social justice, and the social distribution; and competent cadres should be given authority.

Now, who narrates this hadith-i sharif? Bukhari, Muslim, and others have narrated it. Had they taken heed, had they learned lessons from history, would history repeat itself? When injustice (zulm) and disbelief (kufr) becomes a habit, misguidance (tahayyur) and ominousness (tashaum) occurs. Mentality of tahayyur leads to wrong or batil beliefs. Islam is the right and haqq religion. Glorious Quran is Allah’s true and haqq Book. Hz. Muhammad is the true and haqq Prophet who says, “Islam has rooted out all fabrications and made-up things,” and he also said, “All the practices of Jahiliyyah are trampled under my feet.” That is why Islam is a religion (din) of truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa).

Iyâfet-i Tayr, what does this mean? They used to let birds fly as a tradition of fortune-telling, and claim it is good if it goes rightward, and claim it is ominous if it goes leftward. They would also consider the screams of crows or similar birds as ill omens, and these are utter practices of jahiliyyah which means ignorance. Islam has exterminated all wrongs, superstitions, and false or batil beliefs, and has revealed the reality (haqiqa). Islam is but a reality (haqiqa). They say, “Shuum (omen), tayr or tair (bird), taire (birds).” These are taṭayyur (an augury based on the flight of birds). As for omen mentality and fortune-telling mentality, the tradition of fortune-telling has been rejected in the religion (din) of Islam, and fortune-telling has no place in Islam. Islam is realism.

 

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Islam is a religion (din) of knowledge and science (ilm), justice, truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa), and learning (irfan). In Islam, ilm-ul-yaqeen (the knowledge of certainty), ayn-ul-yaqeen (the vision of certainty), and haqq-ul-yaqeen (certainty gained through experience) are interbedded, these three are Islam itself. Islam is ilm-ul-yaqeen (the knowledge of certainty), ayn-ul-yaqeen (the vision of certainty), and haqq-ul-yaqeen (certainty gained through experience) at the same time. The religion (din) of Islam is an absolute reality which is truer more real all that is real. Then again, the following has been said by Hz. Muhammad (asw) in a hadith-i sharif narrated by Bukhari, Muslim, and others.

Hodja recites the original text of said hadith-i sharif.

“There is no ominousness or owl.”

This is a rejection to all false and batil beliefs. The false and batil beliefs have been rejected by the utterance of Hz. Muhammad. Pay attention!

Hodja recites the original text of said hadith-i sharif again.

We can also read it like this.

Hodja recites the aforementioned version of the hadith.

This is an utter rejection to these false and batil beliefs.

They use the word “Tayyarah” for shares that fly away from fate (qadar).

They considered a paramount Prophet like Musa (a.s.) as an ill omen. That is, people of Pharaoh considered such a godsend figure an ill omen. Pharaohs call truth ill omen, and consider all that is wrong and batil good luck. They consider disbelief (kufr), polytheism (shirk), and injustice (zulm) good luck. They consider truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa), faith (iman) and its principles ill omens. This is the mentality of a Pharaoh, mindset of a Pharaoh. Just take a look at some of the cadres of those who talk about contemporaneity in the world, these are all men of shuum (omen) mentality. Exceptions do not break the rule. Shuum (omen) mentality is a corrupted spiritual state, and it is an obsession of disbelief (kufr). It is obsession of disbelief (kufr). As for faith (iman), it rejects these. Science rejects these. These do not comply with truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa). Ikrama says those in the third class who kept quiet have been saved. Ibn-i Abbas also says, “He got me clothes.” Now, as you know haqiqa (reality) is fighting against batil (falsehood). Against batil (falsehood) and kufr (disbelief) there is a fight carried by iman (faith) and haqq wa haqiqa (truth and reality). They struggle for the truth. There are three groups here, and this has been observed in every society. First and second groups try to fix all wrongs in every aspect with their doings and words, and they try to extinguish injustice (zulm) and evil. There is also a third group who sometimes keep quiet and show            indifference. Those who are indifferent without having excuses and those who keep quiet in the face of batil (falsehood) have always been destroyed. But those who had excuses have been saved. Now, Janâb-i Haqq talks about the flood or tūfān in the verses whose meanings we have given. People of Basra say this word comes from tawaf, and it means massacre, oirot, cataclysm. As for People of Yemen, they refer to plague and cholera as tūfān. Flower has been at that time as well, Abu Kılade.

 

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Flood and Nuh Tūfān are also among types of tūfān. A narration that comes from Hz. Aisha, our mother, says, “Mawt al-jarif – sweeping death.” In this news which has been recorded by Al-Suyuti as well, what does sweeping death mean? It means it makes a havoc of everything; this meaning has been given within the context of tūfān. Also, in a narration that comes from Ibn-i Abbas, radeyallahu anhum wa ardahum ajmain, it has been called overwhelming flood, which is also among types of tūfān. This news has been recorded by Al-Suyuti as well. It flooded the homes of the Copts, but did not touch the faithful (mu’minun). You see, that is because this flood or tūfān moves by the command of Almighty Allah. There is a measure and quantity of calamities and tūfāns. To whom shall tūfān befall? Who will it destroy? These things happen by ordainment (taqdeer) of Almighty Allah, meaning they are measured. You see, it did not touch the believers (mu’minun), but what did the tūfān do to Pharaoh and the people of Pharaoh? It sieged them.

Yet another of these tūfāns is cerat, which locusts that eat green crop. Janâb-i Haqq had sent armies of locusts to the homeland of Pharaoh. Janâb-i Haqq also sent them pests such as kummel, hoppers, ants, moths, weevil etc. Why? What did they do? They were sent to destroy the crops of Pharaoh and people of Pharaoh. Then again, in a news that comes from Ibn-i Abbas it is said that Janâb-i Haqq had sent black pests and insects to his homeland which invaded that place. In the roots of this news, we can also see that Hasen has recorded this as well. Said ibn Jubayr and Habip ibn Thābit called them dung beetles or cülan. As for Abu Ubadah, he made mention of pests such as roaches, worms, ticks, and louses. Abu Atai Horasani and Zeyd bin Eslem mentioned louses, and Ibn-i Zayd mentioned pests that descend on people’s bodies and crops. These are various calamities that are incorporated in the tūfān that Almighty Allah had sent upon a homeland. That said, Janâb-i Haqq had also rained down upon them frogs. There is also dem for example, waters had turned into blood. Blood started running down the Nile, and people’s noses had started bleeding. This is a news that comes from Zeyd bin Eslem. It is narrated that houses had been flooded up to people’s necks, and for a whole week Egypt looked like a sea. They told him, “Pray, and we will come to faith (iman).” That is the people of Pharaoh who did not acknowledge truth, reality, book, or prophet… The pharaohs of every era are the same. Kufr or disbelief is all the same, they are of a single nation. The hearts of disbelievers (kafir) are like each other, and their slogans are also similar. That is why the enemies of truth and reality, and the enemies of the whole of humankind are always the same enemies in every era. Only the conditions change as well as the means available in the current era, for example transports may change. However, the kufr of ahlul kufr do not change, it goes the same. So, they had said, “Pray, and we will come to faith (iman),” when these calamities seized them. They prayed for abundant crops, and Allah removed the calamity. Janâb-i Haqq gave them abundant crops, and this time when they see abundant crops, they claimed it wasn’t actually a tūfān.

 

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They still did not adopt faith (iman), which is because the mind of the faithless is broken, so is their hearts, and they can’t see the truth. It is said that they still did not adopt faith (iman). Then, the pests that eat away all their produce and other calamities came one after another. The calamities Allah will afflict will not end unless crime ends. Humankind is to end its crime, disbelief (kufr), polytheism (shirk), and injustice (zulm) so that the calamities and tūfāns may come to an end. Abu Hayyan drawn attention to Israilliyah. They used to return from their word and break their oaths. That is, these people of Pharaoh and Pharaohs themselves always return from their word and break their promises. They were afflicted with these calamities because they were conceited in regards to their own power, and they were unjust (zalim), heartless, seditious, unwary, and arrogant; they were reduced to rubble. See the 5th and 6th verses of Surah al-Qasas [28], and the 129th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7] where these truths have been pointed out. Then again, they are punished until the Hour (qiyamah) in the 167th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7]. We see that no matter how many people are enemies of truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa) who do not acknowledge Torah and Musa, Injil and Isa, Quran and Muhammad, and Islam, they are all have been shown as an example by Janâb-i Haqq starting from those who did not acknowledge Torah and Musa, and there are news about before that as well. What does Allah say? Allah says, “We have saved Bani Israil from the tyranny of Pharaoh.” This time, Israil started doing injustice (zulm) themselves, that is of course, the Zion mindset of Israil. It is said that the mentality that betrayed Torah, Musa, Isa, Injil, Al-Quran Al-Karim, and Muhammad is punished until the Hour (qiyamah). Which verse is that? Well, look at the 167th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7]. The punishment (azab) will not be removed from them until the Hour (qiyamah). It has not been removed, and it will not be removed.

Just take a look, Buhtnassar had cut a swathe through them. What did the Christians do? They also massacred them back then. Our Prophet (asw) had sent them to exile because they never remained calm, they never left strife (fitna) and corruption (fasād). At the end they were afflicted by Hitler. In the end, the matter will be settled from the root, but when? They are attacking the believers (mu’minun) at the moment. Their excuse for killing thousands of innocent women and children is a single criminal. Surely, Almighty Allah will destroy them through the hands of the believers (mu’minun), and settle the matter from the root.

 

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Believers (mu’minun) shall rejoice for eternity. Who are these believers (mu’minun)? They are those who believe in Allah and the universal faith (iman) of Islam which Allah brought forth. The faiths (iman) of all prophets such as Musa, Isa, Muhammad, and all other prophets like Ibrahim have been this universal and true faith (haqq iman). Those who bear this faith (iman) are believers (mu’minun). These believers (mu’minun) shall rejoice. That is why beloved friends, Banu Lakhm and Beni Juzam tribes were settled in the town of Rifki. That is where they resided. It has been also said that Canaanites resided in Raqqa. The tribe which Musa (a.s.) had been commanded to fight used to make shapes and figures of baqarah (calf) out of rocks, trees, and etc. Their idols and idolater tribes could attract the ignorant and deceive them, and their inclination could turn into customs and tradition. That is why all Prophets came to save the idolater tribes from that wrong, save them from idols and idolatry. At last, Hz. Muhammad and Al-Quran Al-Karim came to save the whole of humankind from idols and idolater tribes, but why? That is because they were able to deceive the ignorant, and draw them to themselves, and their inclinations may turn into tradition. That is why it is necessary to show people the truth against the wrong. See the 51st verse of Surah al-Baqarah [2], where we can see these truths. Musa (a.s.) went to Mount Sinai for a trial in the presence of Janâb-i Haqq for 40 days just like that for divine success (ilahi fayiz), to undergo a period of suffering, asceticism, purification, and fasting, that is 10 to 40 days from Dhu al-Qadah and Dhu al-Hijjah. He had heard the utterance (kalam) of Janâb-i Haqq therein, thus he became Kalamullah. Divine successes (ilahi fayiz) come about by night. Musa became a recipient of the divine utterance (ilahi kalam) as well. That is, he was tested throughout 40 days therein. Then again, in the narrations of Bukhari and Muslim, there will be a battle of haqq (right) and batil (wrong) between Muslims and ahlul kufr (people of disbelief). It has been narrated that qiyamah will not break loose before that happens because the benefit of all humanity is with truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa). Islam came for the benefit and happiness of the whole of humankind. Islam did not come to East or West, rather it came for the whole of humankind. We can see this truth when we take a look at the 52nd verse of Surah Maryam [19]. Mecva, he could hear the divine utterance (ilahi kalam) from all directions. Kerim, what did Janâb-i Haqq do to Musa? Janâb-i Haqq rendered him Kerim. So, what did Musa (a.s.) said when he became blissful upon hearing the divine utterance (ilahi kalam)? He said, “Remove the veil, and let me see Your Face,” to Janâb-i Haqq. Allah did not manifest with all grandeur (a’zamat) and omnipotence (qudrah), rather manifested a single glimpse which caused the mountain to be levelled to the ground, it was reduced to rubble.

 

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Just a single glimpse manifested to the mountain and the mountain was reduced to rubble. Then again, the word “dakka” is mentioned in the 143rd verse. What does it mean? It means to be levelled, and to be reduced to rubble. The mountain was destroyed when Janâb-i Haqq manifested to it, and it was reduced to rubble. Thus, had Janâb-i Haqq manifested to Musa in the same manner, then Musa would have been destroyed. Allah protected him. There are narrations that say Mount Sinai or Zebir, or “Errin Dağı” in Medyen. There are such narrations. The verse says, Musa fell down, which is a relative manifestation. That is, nothing was actually manifested to Musa, that is not valid. Musa would have been destroyed had there been a real manifestation, therefore this is a relative manifestation. So, what would have happened had it been a direct manifestation? The universe would have been destroyed. That is because Allah created the universe, and had Allah directly manifested to the universe, then it would have been destroyed. That is why Allah personally holds the universe, and personally manages it. So, who can tolerate manifestation? When the verses of Almighty Allah were revealed to Hz. Muhammad, his camel would collapse due to the weight of the verses, and Hz. Muhammad would sweat a lot in a cold environment. One day, when the knee of a companion (sahabah) was under the knee of our Prophet, a revelation had come to our Prophet. That companion (sahabah) says the following due to the weight of the revelation: “I thought my knee was completely crushed, broken, and destroyed.”

Do you see the weight of a single revelation? Nobody can bear it without the endurance given by Allah. Neither the heavens nor the earth can endure the manifestation of Allah. It is only that humans may stand upright through the lutf al-karam (grace and generosity) and protection of Allah. Hz. Muhammad went beyond the seven layers of heavens, and passed the sidrat, and reached the plains of the arsh, and qāba qawsayn. This is a murad prophet (prophet of will), Allah gracefully (lutf) invited him, and admitted him into the grace (lutf), and placed him under protection. That is why nobody else had the chance of reaching the positions Hz. Muhammad had reached. Even Jibril (a.s.) could not go beyond the sidra. See, even an angel could not went beyond that. That said, the verses whose meaning we have given made mention of the tablets Musa held. There are narrations that say there were 10, 7, or 2 of them. What Jibril brought was either emerald green, chrysolite, or red ruby. There are inexact news that suggest they were made out of stone or tree.

Amnesty and forgiving is better than reprisal (qisas); what is obligatory (fard) is better then what is necessary (wajib) or what is permissible (mubah).  Now, forgiving and amnesty is better than reprisal (qisas), and obligation (fard) is better than necessity (wajib) and allowable (mubah). It is said that you should prefer what is eftal (best). See, what is best (eftal) is preferred here as well.

 

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Islam commands you whatever is more favourable for the situation you find yourself in. There are takwīn-i and tashri‘ ayat (verses/signs), pay close attention to these! There are takwīn-i and tashri‘ ayat (verses/signs). Takwīn-i ayat are the signs in the universe, which are also called kevni ayat. As for tashri‘ ayat, they are the textual verses in the Book. These are the verses of the Quran.

It is for the better good of humankind that they altogether entered into Islam, and accept the rulership of these verses, rulership of Allah. Takwīn-i ayat belong to Allah. Tashri‘ ayat also belong to Allah. They do not belong to anyone else; these are not anthropic concepts. These are glory and honour. Pay attention! Is there anything as glorious and honourable as being a servant (qul) to Allah? Is there anything as glorious and honourable as being managed by the verses of Allah. Can there be a more exalted glory and honour than attaining the pleasure (riza) of Allah, and acknowledging Allah? The greatest glory and honour is to acknowledge the provisions (hukm) of takwīn-i ayat and tashri‘ ayat, and attain this glory and honour. This is felicity. There are afaqi (objective) and anfusi (subjective) signs, and many people do not understand them, their senses work backwards. See, they do not understand neither the takwīn-i ayat or the tashri‘ ayat, yet they don’t admit they don’t understand, rather they deny. See, their senses work backwards, and their deeds go in vain. What is the necessity of denial, disbelief (kufr), and unwariness? This is it. Senses start working backwards once a person has denied. He will call white dark, and call dark white. He will call haram halal, and call halal haram. He will claim the truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa) is outdated, and call outdated things realities (haqiqa). Why? Because senses do not work where there is disbelief (kufr). That is when the intellect (aql) becomes a prisoner of wrongs, and enters into the command of one’s own nafs, lust, desires and wants, and enters into the command of both the nafs and the Iblis, and that is called aql-e-maas (basic understanding). As for aql-e-maad (obedient intellect), it is the intellect (aql) that sees also the next world. The intellect (aql) that merges with Al-Quran Al-Karim is aql-e-maad (obedient intellect). Aql-e-maad (obedient intellect) takes its legal opinion (fatwa) from Shaykh al-Islām. What is Shaykh al-Islām? It is Al-Quran Al-Karim, our Prophet Muhammad, the mujtahids, and Almighty Allah. That is, the intellect (aql) obtains it from the Quran, sunnah (customs), ijma (consensus), and qiyas (analogy). Therefore, aql-e-maad (obedient intellect) is the intellect (aql) that works under the command of Allah. For you to understand better. Denial is not a necessity of fate, nor is it compulsory. That is, when a person denies it is not due to his fate, nor it is compulsory because he wasn’t forced to deny at all. That said, people are not forced to adopt faith (iman), nor are they forced to deny. Nobody is forced cause faith (iman) by coercion is not true faith (iman), and denial by coercion is not actually denial. Everybody voluntarily chooses their iman or denial, and earn it.

That is why, beloved friends, those who neglect their intellect (aql) are those who worship the idol of the calf. Now, if you visited them and asked, “Do you have no reason (aql)? Then they would consider themselves the most intelligent people of the world.

 

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They do not know they are foolish, nor do they know they are idolaters and polytheists. Those who used to worship the idol of calf were the ones who used to neglect their intellect (aql), who abandon Allah and worship the creatures of Allah, as well as those who enter into the command of someone and do not understand the truth (haqq) in no way. Just take a look at the situation of those who do not acknowledge the Real (al-Haqq) and acknowledge creatures (makhluq), idols, and pharaohs! They have inflicted great harm upon themselves and people, such a pity. Now, those who worshipped the idol of the calf their leaders and their people were biting their fingers out of sadness and thinking, their heads are between their two hands. What is referred by heart and spirit is that a regret has been planted into their hearts. Now, every wrong has a price to pay for a person. What did they do? They harmed themselves due to what they used to do just like that. There is a proverb that says, “Snow rained down on their hands, and their hands frosted.” That is, this proverb is about people who lose everything, it is said that snow rained down on their hands, and their hands frosted, that is what happened to them. They lost the entirety of truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa) when they abandoned Allah… Never! …and started worshipping the calf. Really bad days were expecting them, and so many things befell them. Musa (a.s.) worked so hard to save them. Now, about the word “asif”. Musa (a.s.) was had a furious rage, he was very angry against his people. That said, he was also very sad and sorrowful against Almighty Allah. Why? Because he was sad and sorrowful against Allah Ta’ala because his people, Bani Israil fell into a situation like that. Musa (a.s.) was also severe and furious against his people, Bani Israil. Why? That is because they worshipped idol of calf. They tried to lead to manifestation of a situation like a tremor, depression, and martial rule. As for Islam, it is not about influence or nepotism. Islam is not about nepotism, therefore Musa (a.s.) started the questioning from his own brother. So, what did Harun (a.s.) do when he was among the people who started worshipping that idol of calf? He held his head, and asked why he did not prevent this from happening, and he informed him of his excuse. That is, it is not about nepotism because Musa (a.s.) started the questioning from his own brother Harun. Thus, we shall start with truths and justice from ourselves and our close ones, and we will establish justice. There is no justice by flattering some people by neglecting the commands, laws, and influence of Allah, that wouldn’t be realistic. That is why collaboration happens with brother, and he started questioning his brother first, and he also made the collaboration with his brother.

 

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However, he did that in the right path, for defending the truth. He didn’t do that in the wrong path. In regards to mercy and compassion, the similitude is mother. As you know, it is also important to show love to brothers and foes alike. In that case, Harun (a.s.) and Musa (a.s.) expressed this as “O my mother’s son!” Why did mother came forth here? That is because in regards to mercy and compassion, the similitude is mother. Showing love comes first, both to brothers and foes. Now, in the 97th verse of Surah Ta Ha, it is said, “lā misāsa”. It means not to touch, not to go out in public. Who are they? They are those who used to worship the idol of calf. Yes, they claimed they will be forgiven. Whereas as long as they had the love of idols in their hearts, and as long as they are inclined to wrongs, being forgiven indulges some people. Some people can only be chastened through calamities, and some people get their heads straight with a small warning. The characters of humans are all different. Musa (a.s.) had chosen 6 people from each of the 12 clans while going to Mount Sinai. He had chosen 6 people from each of the 12 clans. Kalep and Yusa were left behind. A narration recorded by Alusi says that. They made their way to Mount Sinai. They were pure, and they were fasting. It was misty. They prostrated (sajdah), and revelation (wahy) was coming to Musa, and they were hearing it. We can see these in the 54-55-56th verses of Surah al-Baqarah [2]. They had to kill their selves (nafs) for repentance (tawbah). When the mist cleared, they said, “We will not believe unless we see Allah.”

See, this is a different type of denial of Allah, and rebellion. That is also a denial and rebellion to Musa. If people who have been chosen are like that, then others will start worshipping an idol of calf, which they did! What did the chosen people do? They said, “O Musa! We will not believe you unless we see Allah.” At that moment a thunderbolt seized them, and they passed out. They were seized by tremor (rajfa). What is tremor (rajfa)? Mount Sinai started shaking. The heavens and earth are filled to the brim with proofs of the omnipotence (qudrah) of Allah. Everything is a sign of Allah’s omnipotence (qudrah) and unity. They neglected all this, and said, “O Musa! We will not believe you unless we personally see Allah.” Upon that Allah’s rage came and thunderbolts started raining down upon them, and Mount Sinai was trembling. There are situations like this in the structure of Bani Israil. They passed out, or maybe they died. As for the supplication of Musa (a.s.), he begged Janâb-i Haqq and sought forgiveness. See, he asked Allah for help, for mercy (rahmat), for bounty (nimat), for good health (afiyet), and benefaction (ihsan). He asked for life, felicity, and happiness.

 

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Prophets are like that. See, Musa was like that, and so was Isa, Ibrahim, and others. They would always work for the better good of their own people. They would convey the command of Allah, and spread (tabligh) it. As for Hz. Muhammad, he came as a prophet of mercy (rahmat) upon all humanity. Just take a look at what these people did to the Prophets.

Beloved friends,

After all, we continue to give you hints and discovery notes taken from the verses of the Quran. Now, there is an all-encompassing mercy (rahmat) in which Allah admits whom ever Allah wills, and afflicts with punishment (azab) whomever Allah wills. So, it means that Janâb-i Haqq punishes those who deserve punishment (azab). Almighty Allah sends the mercy (rahmat) upon those who deserve mercy (rahmat). That is a necessity of justice, and justice is also a mercy (rahmat). Iblis was in janna (paradise) at first, but then he was dismissed from mercy (rahmat). Why is that? Because that was a necessity of divine justice. There is a divine justice here, not injustice (zulm), why? Because he abandoned hope from the mercy (rahmat) of Allah, denied, and objected to Allah. Surely, justice was manifested and Iblis was dismissed. Mercy (rahmat) is a fundamental necessity, a necessity of the person (dhat) of Allah as for punishment (azab), it is a necessity of the situation Mercy (rahmat) is a fundamental necessity, it is a necessity of the person (dhat) of our Almighty Rabb; as for punishment (azab), it is due to people’s own doings. Why? Because if the servant (qul) did not rebel against Allah, then there would not have been something called punishment (azab). Punishment (azab) and mercy (rahmat) are due to Allah’s will (irada). You see, if Almighty Allah is showing mercy or giving punishment (azab), then it is due to the will (irada) of Allah because both the mercy (rahmat) and the punishment (azab) of Allah has been manifested, and will be manifested. They were in the mercy (rahmat), but then they enter into the field of punishment (azab). That is those who transgress beyond this field while there were in the field of divine mercy (rahmat). Those who overstep this field; everything was in the field of divine mercy (rahmat). Those who overstep this field, meaning those who abandon faith (iman) and go into disbelief (kufr) are actually change their location from mercy (rahmat) to punishment (azab). Allah incorporated all knowledge in the bosom of the prophet of mercy (rahmat), there are people who subject to him in regards to belief, word, and deed. And there are people who do not subject to him at all. Those who subject to him are the ones in the field of mercy (rahmat), and those who do not subject to him are those who step out of the field of mercy and go into the field of disbelief (kufr). They are face to face with the wrath and rage of Allah once they enter into the field of disbelief (kufr). Whereby justice will be manifested to them.

 

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Had they stayed in the mercy (rahmat), they would have been saved from punishment (azab). They would have been overwhelmed with eternal mercy (rahmat), and attain it. They ruined themselves. Humankind is ruining itself. The verses mentioned the ummi. It is pure as the day is born. Hz. Muhammad is the ummi Prophet. That is, he stayed pure as the day he was born, and Janâb-i Haqq personally made him read. Allah did not leave him face-to-face with knowledge that belongs to anyone else. Allah personally made Hz. Muhammad read, and equipped him with divine revelation (wahy-i ilahi). Allah settled Islam and Al-Quran Al-Karim into his heart. That said, Hz. Muhammad personally established and implemented Islam into his life and the earth. He was the best example and leader of the truth, and then he walked to the Real (al-Haqq).

Hodja recites the original text of a hadith-i sharif.

Let us see what Hz. Muhammad says in this hadith-i sharif that Bukhari, Muslim, and others narrated. He said, “We are a nation who does not know an account or a text.” Rabb made him read, and Allah did not let him take information from anyone else because Almighty Allah personally taught him, and personally equipped him. Janâb-i Haqq did not let him have any knowledge other than true knowledge, protected him. Next to being the ummi, there is also Allah’s protection of his pure state. Janâb-i Haqq settled divine revelation (wahy-i ilahi) into the pure Prophet Muhammad. Allah equipped him with Islam inside and outside. Allah sent down an exalted book like the Quran to his heart. Allah explained him its meaning. Jibril (a.s.) was only a mediator. That is because Janâb-i Haqq adorned him while he was in a pure state with divine knowledge and innate knowledge. That said, every moment of Muhammad is a miracle. He is not 1 or 500 miracles, rather his whole life is a miracle, and his ummiship is also a miracle. We see these truths in the 121st, 133rd, and 146th verses of Surah al-Baqarah [2]. What happened with Musa at the appointed time (miqat), and what did others to with the Torah and the Bible? They heralded Al-Quran Al-Karim, and the qualities and attributes of our Master (asw), who is Muhammad Mustafa. Pay attention to this! Musa (a.s.) heralded. Allah informed this to Musa (a.s.). Musa (a.s.) was informed in the appointed time (miqat). That is, he had been informed of Hz. Muhammad and Al-Quran Al-Karim by Janâb-i Haqq. What did Janâb-i Haqq do to others? Allah informed them with the Torah and in the Injil. Informed them of whom? Allah informed them of Muhammad Mustafa and Al-Quran Al-Karim. Allah informed them of his qualities and attributes, and Al-Quran Al-Karim.

 

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All prophets knew, Musa also knew. As for Isa, he came to herald Hz. Muhammad. Ma’ruf is to be just, and it is what is seen as “good” by reason (aql) and revelation (naqil). It is to show love, respect, and obedience to the command of Allah, and love and compassion to the creatures (makhluq), which is also done only for Allah.

That is, these are for the pleasure (riza) of Almighty Allah. There is obedience to Allah, not disobedience. That is, there is obedience to Allah and the Prophet, not disobedience. Why do we obey the Prophet as well? That is because the Prophet is someone who is assigned by Allah. It is not like he assigned himself to the position.

That is why the Prophet’s word is followed, and he is obeyed. Why? This is because the Prophet takes every command from Allah. He spreads (tabligh) the command of Allah to us. To deny the Prophet is equal to deny Allah. As for munkar, it is to forbid from evil. So, what Islam does is to bid ma’ruf (rights) and forbid the munkar (vice). That is, it forbids evil.

See the 4th verse of Surah al-Maidah [5] where Allah says, “All the good things are halal to you.” Whatever there is halal in Islam are all good. As for the harams, they are all harmful and bad. Hodja recites a part of the 54th verse of Surah al-Baqarah [2]. The sharia (law) of Islam is one that abrogates (naskh) heavy burdens, and it is based on what is easiest. Now, in this regard Islam has removed whatever heavy burdens there are in the world.

See, Janâb-i Haqq says that when Israil committed crime, they said on the Mount Sinai, “O Musa! We will not believe you unless we see Allah.” Janâb-i Haqq encumbered them with a heavy burden when they worshipped the calf idol, and when they committed similar crimes. What is it? Janâb-i Haqq told them, “فَاقْتُلُٓوا اَنْفُسَكُمْۜ”. Janâb-i Haqq said, “Kill your nafs.” This was one of the heavy burdens.

Islam brought forth what is easiest and best for humankind, and abrogated all that is a burden, and removed them. Those heavy provisions (hukm) of the Torah have been abrogated by Al-Quran Al-Karim, which renewed the past entirely because it was Almighty Allah who had sent the Torah in accord with the conditions of that day.

Then, Allah renewed the Torah slightly with the Injil, and then the Quran removed the provisions (hukm) of all. The provisions that weren’t abrogated were placed in Al-Quran Al-Karim. Thus, Allah renewed the past with the sharia (law) of Islam and the Quran. That said, all prophets and books belong to Allah. Nobody can bring about a book or a sharia (law) on their own. That is why the religion (din) of Islam is a sharia (law) that abrogates all that is cumbersome, and removes those provisions; it is also built on what is easiest. Islam is light (nūr), and it is also a universal mercy (rahmat). Therefore, Islam is light (nūr), and mercy (rahmat). However, it is universal, it is a mercy (rahmat) upon the whole of humankind. That is, it is a light (nūr), and a mercy (rahmat) for all humanity.

That said, it is also a mercy (rahmat) upon the worlds, and it is the light (nūr) of the worlds. So, if someone is running away from this light (nūr) and mercy (rahmat), then the decision is theirs. Everybody will answer for what they used to do tomorrow. This reckoning will end with acquittal for some souls as the decision of the court.

 

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Al-Quran Al-Kareem – Tafsir (Exegesis) Lesson 300

 

I seek shelter in Allah from the rejected Satan. In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Prophets, just rulers, godly people (rabbaniyyun), and those who follow them, they are those who believe in the Last Prophet, Muhammad: “Their successors make streams gush out from dry stones.” See the 60th verse of Surah al-Baqarah [2] where the cloud would go with them and stop with them, they were separate nations, 12 distinct congregations. They were inclined to conflict based on the havoc in their heads and jealousy. In these verses Janâb-i Haqq actually reads the souls of Bani Israil who used to stand against Musa and the Torah. See the 58th verse of Surah al-Baqarah [2].

“There are many aspects to things that are thought to be mukarrar (repetitive).” What did they do even though Janâb-i Haqq told them to say “hittah – we seek forgiveness,”? They said, “hinta” instead of “hittah.” Meaning, they said, “Say wheat!” Whereas the meaning of hittah was “we seek forgiveness” and it also means “live therein, reside therein,” but they changed the meanings. They uttered “hinta” instead of “hittah.” They started shouting, “say wheat!” That is how they distorted the Torah.

You see, on one hand they would change the words, and on the other hand they give them wrong meanings. Then again, in the 56th verse of Surah al-Baqarah [2], the town is not Medyen Taberiye, rather it is Eyle that is between Medyen and Tur. They would hunt fish. Their economy and trade was to fade away, and they would lose their affluence. They did not preserve the sanctity of the Saturday or Sabbath either. Good people were in the minority while the flagrant sinners (fāsiqūn) were the majority. Some of the good people were beset by hopelessness, and they went aside to a corner. As for the other good people, they continued to admonish them and struggle, and they would have been sinners altogether had they abandoned farḍ al-kifāya (duty of the community). If Ummat-i Muhammad abandons understanding, narrating, living, and spreading (tabligh) Al-Quran Al-Karim, then the whole of those who abandoned will become sinners, and they are all accountable to the extent of their ability. That said, that is what they did with the Torah back then. So, what did those who knew the truth do? They continued on admonition and struggle. They would have been sinners altogether had they not. As for those who kept down, they did not think of that. Do not forget that it is an obligation to dissuade others from evil until your last breath! To spread (tabligh) the Real (al-Haqq) to people, and to dissuade them from evil is an obligation until the last breath, and it is farḍ al-kifāya (duty of the community). As for hopelessness, it is not permissible (jaiz). It is good to continue admonishing people, otherwise evil will spread more easily, and become predominant and take the lead. Humans transgress more and more, and they transgressed too. They were turned into apes. They were turned into apes that people would shoo away.

 

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There are also narrations that say they were in the period of Dawud (a.s.). In the 66th verse of Surah al-Baqarah [2], and in the 60th and 78th verses of Surah al-Maidah [5], “Be it a noteworthy lesson and admonition. They were cursed by the tongue of Dawud and Isa.”

Humankind is being tested. O humankind! The whole of humankind is being tested. We have to pass this test altogether. See the 129th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7]. The progression, improvement, and the bright period has ended, and they bowed down to flagrant sinners (fāsiqūn) and the unjust (zalimun), but when? That is, they asked for trouble when they betrayed Musa and the Torah. So, which trouble they asked for, and how? They asked through their actions. They were afflicted by Buhtnassar, he burned down their state and toppled it down. He murdered all men who were capable to fight, and imprisoned women and their daughters, and condemned the others to heavy taxes.

This situation in regards to Musa’s people in history, they did the same thing to Isa too. They did that to Musa, Torah, and Injil. So, why does Almighty Allah narrate these to humankind through the Quran? That is so that people may take heed. O Muhammad’s ummah! In particular, all of humankind is Muhammad’s ummah at this time. O Ummat-i Muhammad! Alaihissalatu wassalam! Repent! Repent, and subject to Hz. Muhammad and the sharia (law) he brought. Allah’s mercy (rahmat) and forgiveness (maghfirat) are infinite. Allah’s mercy (rahmat) and forgiveness (maghfirat) are infinite, so come and enter into this mercy (rahmat), and earn forgiveness (maghfirat). Segregation and dissociation led to the end of the state. They derogated gradually, and in the end evil people laid hold on the administration. So, what happened to their good health, wealth, and prosperity? It all turned into an illness, and to famine and poverty. They lived hash times under the tyranny of Iranians and Romans. Who are they? They are those who betrayed Musa and the Torah, Isa and the Injil, Muhammad and the Quran. Today, Al-Quran Al-Karim presents the history before all of humankind, and is saying, “Get your head straight!” What happened to them? They lived in such hard conditions, and they become a degenerate lot. They did not look after their book, the Torah. They did not follow its provision (hukm), and they used it however they saw fit. Nobody can use Allah’s book as they see fit. They used to alter the truth for personal gain. They used to forgive sins, saying Allah will forgive them regardless. They had deviated to a wrong. They used to distort the Torah, misunderstand it, and misrepresent it. They used to take bribes, and they didn’t even repent (tawbah). They used to play with their book. That is why Janâb-i Haqq presents the history to all of humankind with Al-Quran Al-Karim so that we may not fall into the same situations. Janâb-i Haqq is announcing what nations of the world turned into due to their rebellion, transgression, denial, hypocrisy (nifaq), objection (şikak), disbelief (kufr), and polytheism (shirk), and announces these through the most intact sources, through Al-Quran Al-Karim. We are humbly trying to announce (tabligh) these to you, and these are lessons of the life-giving light (nūr) of the Quran that is necessary for a person to live in a blissful setting for eternity.

 

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