Turkish English Tafsir Lesson 321-322

Turkish English Tafsir Lesson 321-322

Al-Quran Al-Kareem – Tafsir (Exegesis) Lesson 321

 

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

Jahiliyyah Period is a period of brigandage and terror. There is no terror in Islam. Islam as a whole is against terror. There is no terror, or war for terror in Islam. There is jihad in Islam. Meaning, there is establishing the peace and justice of Allah on earth. Do the jihad, and do not wrong yourselves by abandoning or postponing jihad. Jihad is bound to nass (canon text) under all circumstances, it is not bound to haram or halal months. You should get this right, jihad is surely bound to nass (canon text), which is Al-Quran Al-Karim. It is bound to command of Allah under all circumstances. It is not bound to haram or halal months. Allah is with the muttaqi (pious), and do not forget this! Be a muttaqi (pious), a muhsin (benevolent), and practice zuhd (detachment) and taqwa (piety), attain ma’rifa (spiritual knowledge), and then lights of tawhid (monotheism) and fayiz (success) will encompass you. Janâb-i Haqq makes mention of nasiʾ in the 37th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9]. Nasiʾ has meanings like to postpone, to delay etc; it also means on credit, and what is left for the next year is also called nasiʾ. These are the lexical meanings. Actually, nasiʾ is to add one month to the year and postpone the end of the year, that is the nasiʾ mentioned here. Majority of âlims have said the meaning of nasiʾ is postponement. Since Ibrahim (a.s.) and Ishmael (a.s.), the year consisted of 12 months, and 4 of these 12 months are sacred months. Surely, we are talking about the four sacred months here, otherwise there have always been 12 months since Allah created the heavens and the earth. Now this is how sacred months were accepted in Arabs since Ibrahim (a.s.) and Ishmael (a.s.). The extra month was called Safar al-Âhir. Polytheist (mushrik) would add 1 extra month to these 12 months, and call the one they added Safar al-Âhir. As for the month that is postponed, which is Muharram, they would call it nasiʾ. With that said, 1 year would be lost in every 25 years due to nasiʾ method. Then again, had they relied on solar year instead of lunar year, 1 year would be lost in 33 years. Lunar year is 11 days shorter than solar year. Arabs used to accept this as 15 days, and every two years they would add 1 month to the second year. Our Prophet (asw), Hz. Muhammad commanded this in his Farewell Pilgrimage.

Hodja recited the original text of the hadith-i sharif.

“Surely, time circled around and returned to the form it had on the day Allah created the heavens and the earth.” Meaning, he abrogated the addition that they did to 12 months through nasiʾ, by changing the days and places of the months. He said time circled around and return to the form it had on the day Allah created. The religion (din) of Islam and Hz. Muhammad abrogated all fabricated customs of jahiliyyah. With that said, there are Bukhari Sharif, Muslim al-Sharif, and others in the source of this narration.

 

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Nasiʾ is to postpone time in order to make haram halal. Pay attention to this! Nasiʾ is to postpone time in order to make haram halal. The provision of the action (fiil) also explains the provision of the actor (fail) and what is done (mafʿūl). This is a rule and a pedestal, the provision of the action (fiil) explains the provision of the actor (fail) and what is done (mafʿūl).

Now, let us give you certain discovery notes and information on nasiʾ. Nasiʾ is to go too far, to go from kufr (disbelief) to excessiveness, and to consider haram halal. Secondly nasiʾ is a cause of excessiveness, disbelief (kufr). It is a cause leads to calling haram halal.

Now, pay attention to this matter! It is to go too far, to go from kufr to excessiveness, and to consider haram halal. These are present in nasiʾ, and secondarily, this is a cause that leads to going too far, and to consider haram halal. Thirdly, they have advanced in kufr (disbelief), these are the brief discoveries on nasiʾ.

In the recitation (qiraat) of Abu Jafar, it is recited without hamza, with the shaddah of ى (ya).

Hodja recites the said word.

Let us see the 67th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Hodja recites a part of the 67th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“They have forgotten Allah, so Allah has forgotten them.”

Nisyan, metruk; meaning it is related with this root as well.

A narration that comes from Ibn Abbas says, “They would abandon you one year, and do Muharram another year.” In Turkish this is called year of sivirç, meaning they would lose one year. They would destroy 1 year in every 36 years.

In the recitations of Nafiʽ, Ibn Kathīr, Abu Amr, Aasim, Shu’ba, and Abu Jafar, it is recited as yuzillu with the fath of ya and the kasr of (د).

The meaning derived here is, “They pile kufr upon kufr, and go astray.”

In the recitation (qiraat) of Yaqoub, it is recited as yudillu with the kasr of (د), and it means – they lead astray, and make them transgress more and more.

Allah leads disbelievers (kāfir) into misguidance (dalalah) with it. In regards to religious worships the measures of time are in lunar year; with a wider scope it incorporates Jewish and Christian dispositions (tasarruf), and other religious figures. It is multifoil kufr. Meaning, whoever resorted to this way from the start of Islam, from Al-Quran Al-Karim, and before that the Bible, and before that the Torah, and before that the Scriptures; the parables of whoever resorted to this situation is the same. It is said that this is the parable of those who practiced nasiʾ. Nasiʾ is kufr, and it is also said that it is multifoil kufr. You see, those who consider harams halal through nasiʾ, their kufr becomes multifoil kufr when they consider haram halal.

One year would be removed every 36th year according to Jewish and Chaldean calendars by removing one month every three years, and according to Christian calendar one year would be removed every 33 years.

 

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Nasiʾ is not present unless any nasiʾ unless a month of hurmat (forbiddance) is postponed out of its own time and considered halal. Let us pay attention here! Nasiʾ is not present unless any nasiʾ unless a month of hurmat (forbiddance) is postponed out of its own time and considered halal. See, they postpone its time and turn haram into halal. A servant (qul) ruins himself by doing that, and it is said this is a multifoil disbelief (kufr). It is disbelief (kufr) to consider a haram halal, and to do that again is to disbelieve again; this is how it is multifoil disbelief, and this goes on like that. This is adorned and made fair-seeming in their eyes. Allah forbid, when people start seeing haram as something good, there will be no faith (iman). Once people see disbelief (kufr) as something good, faith (iman) will disappear. They will tumble along from kufr to kufr, and it will be a shame.

We continue with the discovery notes on the 38th to 41st verses. There is no laziness or drowsiness in the religion (din) of Islam. With that said, there is no fear against someone besides Allah. There is only love and fear of Allah. There is no other fear in Islam. We should not take precaution as fear, we need to get this right, so pay attention! If you are a Muslim then you should not be lazy, and you should not be drowsy. I am not saying you cannot be sick… Pay attention! There shouldn’t be a drowsiness in terms of dazedness. Also, you should not fear anyone other than Allah. Now, these are firm admonitions of the 38th verse, and you may find this in many other verses and the prayers (dua) of Hz. Muhammad. Let us see what our Prophet (asw) said in a prayer (dua).

Hodja recites the original text of the prayer (dua).

He says, “My Allah! I seek shelter in you from unwariness and desolation. I seek shelter in you from contempt (zillat). I seek shelter in you from lowness (maskanat). I seek shelter in you from laziness.”

This encompasses laziness, drowsiness, and unwariness. Having said that, these are all fed by ignorance. For one thing, a person adorns his inner world completely through these lessons of the life-giving light (nūr). You will feel the true life, understand it, and start living it. That is, by Allah’s grace (lutf). Guidance (hidayat) is from Allah. Success (tawfiq) is from Allah. We are trying to convey (tabligh), and this success is from whom? Is it from us? No, it is from Allah. Success (tawfiq) and guidance (hidayat) are all from Allah. Whatever we have belongs to Allah. The sins belong to us, and that is why you should repent (tawbah) day and night, supplicate to Allah sobbingly, but do not ever supplicate to a servant (qul)! Especially don’t ever cry in the face of the enemy, be brave, be a lion. Only cry to Allah, and you will be a servant (qul) of Allah. Ask help from Allah, and do not draw away from Allah’s door. Stay at that door, and do not move anywhere from Allah’s door of mercy (rahmat) for eternity. Stay at that door, and always work, be a servant of that. That is servitude to Allah. In regards to the Quran, sunnah (customs), ijma (consensus), qiyas (analogy), and the sharia (law) of Islam, and the provisions (hukm) of Allah; do what Allah tells you do to do, and you will be a servant (qul) of Allah.

 

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Beloved friends, the religion (din) of Islam is a religion of jihad. There is no laziness in jihad, and a lazy person cannot become a fighter (mujāhid). Withal, there is no drowsiness in a fighter (mujāhid), and a Muslim is a fighter (mujāhid). Fear, cowardice, and timidity are not present in a Muslim.

In the 9th year of the emigration (hijra), our beloved Prophet, Hz. Muhammad issued a command to march forth to Expedition of Tabuk. A campaign had been announced. The army recently came back from Battle of Hunayn Siege of Ta’if. The summer heat was surely severe, and there was a famine in the hot climate of summer. Shady spots were good, and dates were grown. It was such a season despite all that. Tabuk was far away, and the enemy was powerful. This campaign was against Byzantium. They were heading towards Rum Byzantium soldiers, and at that time Byzantium was the most powerful superstate of the world, and the second powerful state was Majusi Sasanian Empire established in Iran.

Now, they were heading towards Byzantium soldiers, and this army was called Jaysh al-Usret, meaning army of hardship.

Islamic army, which consisted of 20 thousand soldiers marched forth towards Tabuk under the command of Hz. Muhammad, salla Allahu Ta’ala ‚alayhi wa sallam. Most of the badawis, along with certain weak-kneed believers (mu’min) and hypocrites (munafiq) did not join the campaign, and they stayed in their homes. There is a cue to repentance (tawbah) and seeking forgiveness (istighfar); there is a lesson for Muslims who shall exist until the Last Day in regards to repentance (tawbah). These lessons should be taken from Al-Quran Al-Karim as is due. Surely, nefir is the name for marching forth, and nufur is the name of routing. Istimfar is incentive to jihad. With that said, it is an utter obligation (fard) to respond (ijabah) to campaign. As for the Europeans they call this mobilization.

What about abandoning jihad? In Islam, jihad cannot be abandoned under any circumstance, for then there won’t be any peace, tranquillity, and justice in the world. Let us see what happens if you abandon jihad. Famine will begin, poverty will begin, defeat will begin, and captivity will begin. Misery, thraldom, and abasement will begin, and there is utter destruction. You will be utterly destroyed and gone. Know this, and don’t forget! Truth (haqq) is victorious, and Islam is truth (haqq), it is the religion (din) of the Real (al-Haqq). Every command in Islam is but the law (huquq) of the Real (al-Haqq), and the commands of the Real (al-Haqq). That is why truth is victorious. You should be an upright Muslim, and a steadfast fighter (mujāhid), but never be a terrorist!

 

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Hz. Muhammad, who is Allah’s beloved, is always mansur and victorious. He is always under the protection of Almighty Allah. Allah’s protection is always with him. Allah always protects Allah’s beloved. That is why, for one thing, you should not forget that Hz. Muhammad is under Allah’s protection, and be with Allah and Muhammad. As obedience to Muhammad is obedience to Allah’s command, it is obedience to Allah because Hz. Muhammad is a glorious Prophet (asw) who rules by Allah’s commands, and judges by Allah’s judgement. Surely, the polytheists (mushrik) were roaming about above and front of the cave. They did all kinds of injustice (zulm) to Muslims in order to drive our Prophet away from Mecca. With that said, they were seeking our Prophet day and night in order to kill him. The command of emigration (hijra) came. One night, towards morning, our Prophet had set out from Mecca with Hz. Abu Bakr. They entered the cave in Mount Thawr. They polytheists (mushrik) had sieged the house in order to kill our Prophet, but there was Hz. Ali in his bed. Our Prophet was gone. With that said, the entire life of our Prophet is a miracle. He got out from among the polytheists, blood guilty murderers. His house was sieged, and it is said that he went out throwing soil and ashes at them, and they all became cross-eyed drunk. They arrived at the Cave of Thawr, and enemy sieged it after a while. They looked in his bed, he wasn’t there. Enemy was roaming about above and front of the cave, Abu Bakr (r.a.) said to our Prophet (asw), “The enemy came to the door, blood guilty murderers.” In the cave, Abu Bakr was saying, “O Rasulullah! If you die, the religion (din) will extinguish. If I die, I am an ordinary person.” Our Prophet looked at Abu Bakr’s sadness, and he was crying at the time, and our Prophet told the following to Abu Bakr. Hodja recites the original text of the narration.

“O Abu Bakr,” he said, “Why are you sad about this two whose third is Allah.” He said, “Do you think it is just the two of us here? The third one among us is Allah Ta’ala,” he said.

Hodja recites a part of the 40th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“Do not grieve; Allah is with us.”

Abu Bakr is siddiq (truthful), and he affirmed (tasdiq) this the moment he heard it. Such a fortunate person that Abu Bakr, and others; his companions (ashab) are such fortunate people that they have been with Hz. Muhammad, who honoured the world. These are such fortunate people! Radeyallahu anhum wa ardahum ajmain. He gave peace and composure into the heart of Abu Bakr the Siddiq by Allah’s fayiz. Those were the most dangerous days. Enemy was all around looking for Muhammad (asw) in order to kill him. Their goal was to kill Hz. Muhammad, and they were leaving no stone unturned.

 

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Those were the days of hijra. Days of hijra are such days that this is only the apparent aspect of it, but there is another side to it as well. Those are days of eternal victory that stretch to eternity. Those are days of endless mercy. Those are days of eternal happiness. Those are days of a complete revolution and transformation in the world. Hz. Muhammad had started the movement through which he revolutionized the world with emigration, or hijra as we call it. With that said, the announcement of this had started 13 years prior, in the year 610, in Jabal al-Nur, with the word “iqraʾ – read.”

Beloved listeners, the state of certainty (yaqeen) and faith (iman) does not consider any type of sadness and sorrow permissible (jaiz). As you see, Hz. Muhammad was in a complete state of faith (iman), certainty (yaqeen), and pleasure (riza). As Hz. Muhammad such a spiritual state, he had no sorrow and no sadness. He was surrounded by the enemy, and even if the whole world stood against him, Hz. Muhammad was in complete submission to Almighty Allah, and he has a compete trust (tawakkul) in Allah. He was with Al-Haqq by having haqq-ul-yaqeen.

Editor’s note: Haqq-ul-yaqeen is certainty gained through experience, the highest state of certainty. Al-Haqq is an exalted name of Allah, which means “The Real”.

As for Siddiq, this is how he was guided therein, and he also become blissful. Sorrow had left him as well. Hz. Muhammad was in a state of faith (iman), robustness (mataanat), tranquillity (sakīnat), heavenly strength, and succinct good news. He was filled to the brim with faith (iman), and his robustness (mataanat) was excellent, and a tranquillity (sakīnat) came from Almighty Allah along with divine strength, and Hz. Muhammad was in a state of succinct good news. Siddiq was affirming him, and this is why he is Siddiq. Siddiq became a siddiq for he affirmed the Khabib al-Kibriya. This is a divine unity to which haqq-ul-yaqeen is manifested. Pay attention! This is a divine unity to which haqq-ul-yaqeen is manifested. This is a tranquillity (sakīnat) sent down with mercy (rahmat). This is a beginningless reality, and an endless mercy. This is a nusrat, meaning a complete victory. This emigration (hijra) is literally a journey to victory. He was going towards Allah. He was with Allah. They are on a journey with Allah towards Allah’s pleasure (riza), Arsh al-Ala, and the beauty of the Divine (jamal al-ilahi).

Islam conveys one to Allah’s beauty (jamal). Allah raises faithful servants (mu’min qul) to Allah’s own beauty (jamal) in mercy (rahmat). Allah raises them through Islam, the Quran, and the guidance (irshad) of Muhammad. Rabb was with the rasul. Almighty Allah was with the Messenger (Rasul), Khabib al-Kibriya, Muhammad Mustafa. Almighty Allah was supporting Muhammad with unseen armies. That is, unseen armies, don’t forget this! The enemies of Hz. Muhammad were seen, but there were armies of Allah supporting Muhammad, and they were unseen.

 

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Kalimat al-tawheed is kalimat al-‚ulya, the most exalted word is, “la ilahe illallah muhammeden resulullah.” This is the most exalted, and ‚ulya word. This word is above all that is exalted, and it is the most exalted word. Janâb-i Haqq rendered kufr (disbelief) and its similars degraded (sufla), and made kufr and its similars the vilest word. Allah the Almighty and Wise cannot be defeated, is never wrong, cannot be objected; Allah Ta’ala is a munazzah (sacred) Being, and is Almighty and Wise. Allah reigns over all causes, nothing rules over Allah. It is Allah who reigns over everything and all causes. Jihad is Allah’s right over servants (qul).

O Muslim! Jihad is Allah’s right over us. Jihad is Allah’s right over servants (qul). Every Muslim is to be a fighter (mujāhid), and they are obliged to be. This is for the better good of all humanity, for sustaining peace eternally, and this is a jihad oriented towards manifestation of justice, and it is Allah’s right over servants (qul). You are to establish justice on earth, and Allah Ta’ala commanded this to the servants (qul). This is why Allah Ta’ala assigned the servants (qul) a duty of successorship (caliphate). That is why jihad is Almighty Allah’s right over servants (qul), and it is Allah’s excellence and glory. Jihad is excellence, glory, honour, and a right of Allah. Do not forget this! Be frontiers for jihad! Muslims are frontiers and fighters. Allah says be knowledgeable and educated. Be learned people, be educated, and overcome your ignorance, and carry out jihad against your nafs (self) through jihad al-akbar (major jihad).

Do you see? The name of working towards purifying yourself from all evil and being a servant (qul) of Allah is major jihad (jihad al-akbar).

Abu Bakr and Al-Jassas, who are among the major âlims and authorises of Hanafites, say financial help to fighters (mujāhid) is financial jihad. As for personal and self-oriented jihad, it is said there are varieties. There are various services, and beneficial services, which are jihad one by one.

We can see these truths when we read the 91st and 122nd verses. With that said, in Battle of Badr, Hubab ibn Münzir said, “I offer that you should have the wells at your back and fill the wells of the enemy.” This revered figure said that to our Prophet, Hz. Muhammad. Hubab ibn Münzir offered that to our Prophet. Then, our Prophet did just that. That is, in regards to good offers, our Prophet said whosoever it is there is benefit in consultation, and he said it is not wahy (revelation) but r’ay (personal opinion), and thus he offered his r’ay (personal opinion) to our Prophet (asw).

 

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One cannot offer anything when there is wahy (revelation), but if the matter is not about wahy (revelation) but is about r’ay (personal opinion), then an abundance will emerge if everybody brings forth their r’ay (personal opinion), and a common path, and what is most beneficial can be found. Islam, consultation and council are fundamental. Don’t forget that either. With that said, Hz. Muhammad and Holy Islam have established council in the world. But all personal opinions (r’ay) have to be inspired by truth (haqq), not misguidance (dalalah). Nefiriam – those who refrain from mobilization. They have been heavily reprehended. If a mobilization is required people need to mobilize at once, and join the jihad. Those who don’t join have been heavily reprehended, and attentions have been drawn to people of hypocrisy (nifaq) and corruption (fitnah), and vile people. People of nifaq and fitnah try to cause corruption in every setting.

We are talking about discovery notes about 42nd to 47th verses. There were fighters (mujāhidīn) who fought in the front lines against the most powerful Byzantium armies of the world. They were present back then, they are present today, and they will be present tomorrow. They swear. These fighters (mujāhidīn) swear? They swear about what? They swear to be either Shahid or Ghazi. They set out to jihad with much more pleasure than going to a holiday. These are heroic fighters (mujāhidīn). This is how they set out to face the most powerful army of the world. They were going by saying, “Freedom or death.” As for impostors, they take false oaths, and rascals, hypocrites, and deserters of jihad; they always choose a vile mentality, and abasement. They choose hypocrisy and disbelief, and choose to live in a laziness and abasement. They have no knowledge of truth and reality, or peace. Treaty of Hudaybiyyah ended with Conquest of Mecca. Polytheism (shirk) was extinguishing while Islam was spreading to the universe, peace was spreading, justice was spreading. The life-giving light (nūr) started enlightening the hearts. It was enlightening everyone at breakneck speed. Expedition of Tabuk was also a distinguishing victory, it is clearly a major victory. With that said, such major conquests shall continue until Last Day, why? This is because Islam is a religion (din) of jihad. Islam is a religion (din) of peace and justice. This is a prerequisite for continuation of peace, manifestation of justice, and predominance of truth and reality in the universe. This is in the name of all humanity, salvation of all humanity. There is no racism or fascism in Islam. There is no plunder or destruction, or war for territory in Islam. Islam has a jihad of truth and reality, peace and justice. As for the aim the abrar (right-minded) who are ahlul kurbiyet (who got close to Allah)… Now, what does ahlul kurbiyet mean?

 

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They are servants (qul) who are close to Allah, and the command and pleasure (riza) of Allah. Ahlul kurbiyet are servants (qul) who are closest to Allah, and they are servants (qul) who work for the pleasure (riza) of Allah. These are servants (qul) who know that Allah Ta’ala is ready and waiting for themselves, who know that Allah is closer to them than themselves. These people work to be saved from sin, and to seek and observe the pleasure (riza) of Allah. That is their goal and aim. That is what they desire. If you say to them, “You have been forgiven,” their heart will tremble and ask, “What sin did I commit to be forgiven?” and this expresses monition.

So, it means that these muqarrab (intimate) servants do not want to commit sins. They don’t want to commit sins at all. They compete each other in sawāb; they observe the pleasure (riza) of Allah. They have such an endeavour. If you say to them, “You have been forgiven,” their hearts will tremble, and they ask, and they ask, “What sin did I commit that I am forgiven?” Their hearts will tremble. Does a person whose heart trembles like that want to commit any sin? No, he doesn’t. You see, this is the goal of the abrar (right-minded) who are ahlul kurbiyet.

They are in a race of earning sawāb in the pleasure (riza) of Allah. There is also an expression of monition here. As Hz. Muhammad has been chosen by Janâb-i Haqq as the Murad Prophet, all his sins before and after prophethood had been forgiven. Prophets do not commit sin. They cannot commit, and this goes for every Prophet. This is also valid for the greatest Prophet, Hz. Muhammad.

“And be tough against hypocrites (munafiq).” Janâb-i Haqq says this in the 73rd verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Janâb-i Haqq tells believers to be tough against those who are deniers, hypocrites, tyrants, unjust, and attackers. What happens if you throw cotton to those who rain down bombs upon you? You are to face those who rain down bombs with a deterrent force so that humankind may be saved from those murderers. Almighty Allah enjoins that. You are to respond to the enemy with a language they understand, with a more powerful force.

The past and future sins of our Prophet (asw) had been forgiven because Janâb-i Haqq has given the attribute of ‚iṣmah (infallibility) to every Prophet, along with other attributes. Lies come to daylight through truthfulness and tebayun. This has been admonished to our Prophet, says there are people who come to him by bringing false and invalid excuses, and that he should observe whether they are truthful or they are liars. It is necessary to bring lies to daylight through verification. That is, one’s truthfulness is revealed through a statement. However, what is necessary for detecting a lie? Knowledge (ilm) is necessary. Lies are to be brought to daylight through knowledge (ilm). That is, it gains certainty, and knowledge is necessary. There is a well-known rule that the meblul of narration is siddiq, truthfulness. Meaning, a well-known rule is that meblul of narration is siddiq, truthfulness. What really matters is the truthfulness of the news. It is within possibility by reason, and the doubt and possibility are removed. As for the subut (to prove without doubt) of lie, now look. It is bound to emergence of a scholarly proof. This has been brought forth and used in present tense, and it has also become warid through sîga of ism.

 

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As for truthfulness, it is a past tense mode, and it has become warid through sîga of action. Among our muallifs, Elmalılı, rahmatullahi alayh, who passed away, have pointed these out. Then again, in the 44th and 45th verses of Surah al-Tawbah [9], it is said that in the Expedition of Tabuk, our beloved Prophet told Hz. Ali to stay in Madinah. He told Hz. Ali, “O Ali! Do not join this battle,” and Ali was a great hero, a man of jihad, and a great fighter (mujāhid), and that is why he got sad because he wanted to go to jihad. Seeing Hz. Ali sad, our prophet said the following.

Hodja recites the original text of what is said.

That is, our beloved Prophet said, “O Ali!” and added, “You are like Aaron next to Musa,” and comforted him. You see, we have such heroes as well, and there are also deserters of war and jihad. There are also hypocrites (munafiq). Many of them were sobbing because they couldn’t join the expedition. They were also repenting (tawbah), and some of them were crying and thinking why they couldn’t join. Janâb-i Haqq states these in the 82nd verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Hodja recites a part of the 82nd verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“Allah knows the muttaqi (pious) in the best possible manner,” for Allah knows everything, in azal and abad. There are people who rush from kufr to iman, and iman to kufr, and if they see they can procure an income, then they start portraying themselves as believers, and they say they are Muslims. However, that is if there is a profit and gain. And if there is hardship and trouble, it is said that they slide back into disbelief (kufr). See, these are among the traits of the hypocrites (munafiq). If there is a gain, they are Muslims. If not, and there is a little bit of hardship, then they immediately slide to disbelief (kufr) and become disbelievers (kāfir). It is said that to refrain from jihad and ask for permission is a custom of the obstinate people and those who have doubt in their faith, according to our pathfinders. Besides, this has been clearly explained in these verses. With that said, we are clarifying these matters through exploring them as well.

This constitutes possibility of lie, and a doubtful proof, and it is against sincere faith; being against jihad is against sincere faith, and the matter is submitted to proof to see whether they have an excuse or not, whether they are liars and impostors or not. This is why it is submitted to proof. Jihad is Allah’s right, and it is a fixed command, a duty, and one should respond to call to jihad immediately.

It is like that in situations where jihad is an individual obligation (fard al-ayn). In kalam, what really matters is truthfulness, and requirement of faith (iman) is to tell the truth, and those who ask for permission to leave jihad are believers (mu’min) from an apparent (zahir) aspect.

Our Prophet gave them permission, saying it won’t be permissible to delay it when truth becomes apparent. Divine command revealed, and Almighty Allah commanded the method of muhaqamat (reasoning). Janâb-i Haqq said, “O glorious Prophet! O Muhammad! Only the non-believers asked permission from you.” Allah informed him of their fraud. These are those who take lying oath and bring false excuses, and the chief of the hypocrites (munafiq) was Ibn Salul, and people like them were in this group. There were also pioneering rich hypocrites, and their spiritual state is narrated in this manner. Allah did not want them to participate in the glorious army of Islam, and Allah announced that when hypocrites fall between the believers, they will only work for sedition, corruption, and disorder.

That said, may Janâb-i Haqq protect us all from the evil of hypocrites (munafiq), deniers (munkir), polytheists (mushrik), and all wrongdoers (zalimun), and may Almighty Allah make it easy and possible for all Muslims and the humanity to listen to the lessons of the life-giving light (nūr), and to listen and understand the Quran which calls people to undying mercy (rahmat).

 

Time Stamp: 52:15

 

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Al-Quran Al-Kareem – Tafsir (Exegesis) Lesson 322

On the 48th to 72nd verses of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

 

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

Hodja recites the 48th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

It is certain that they had plotted fitnah (sedition) before. O My glorious khabib, Muhammad! They devised various plots against you. In the end truth came, and truth is always victorious, exalted, superior; and even though they were upset about the command of Allah, Truth revealed the exalted command, and rendered it superior. Truth and reality realized, and no matter how upset they are, the truth is victorious. Who are upset about truth? That was the hypocrites (munafiq). They could never digest the victory of Hz. Muhammad and Islam, and the sovereignty of Islam.

Hodja recites the 49th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

There were those among them who said, “Please give me permission, and don’t put me in trouble,” these are hypocrites (munafiq) who were seeking excuses in order not to go to jihad. Pay attention! “Surely, they have put themselves into trouble.” Allah says that those who disbelieved and abandoned jihad actually threw themselves into trouble. And says, “pay attention, they have put themselves into trouble.” Janâb-i Haqq says, “Surely, jahannam will encompass the disbelievers.”

Hodja recites a part of the 49th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Hodja recites the 50th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“If some good touches you, it annoys them.”

Hypocrites would be annoyed by successes of our Prophet.

“If some evil befalls you, they say, ‘We took our precaution beforehand,’ and they turn away rejoicing.”

This means that they want evil to befalls on Muslims and our Prophet, and they rejoice. Janâb-i Haqq announces the spiritual worlds of the hypocrites to humankind, and they have vile and rotten souls. The souls of the hypocrites (munafiq), polytheists (mushrik), and deniers (munkir) are the vilest souls, and they will never enter janna (paradise). Janâb-i Haqq informs us of the souls of hypocrites, and also recites us their spiritual worlds, and gives answers at the same time.

 

Time Stamp: 5:00

 

Astaizu billah.

Hodja recites the 51st verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

O my glorious khabib, Muhammad Mustafa. Salla Allahu Ta’ala ‚alayhi wa sallam!

Say, ‘Narrate this Al-Quran Al-Karim thoroughly. In the person of our Prophet, Janâb-i Haqq tells us to spread (tabligh) whatever Al-Quran Al-Karim says until the Last Day.

“Say, ‘Nothing can ever touch us except what Allah has ordained for us.’ Allah is our Mawla; let the believers put their trust only in Allah,” says Janâb-i Haqq.

Valuable friends, what befalls servant (qul) is to fulfil the exalted commands that Allah has offered, otherwise all ordainment or taqdeer is from Allah. That is why nothing can touch a person except what Allah has ordained. It is Almighty Allah, who has no equals, who knows everything, who surely knows ordainment best, who ordained everything as is due for Allah is our Mawla, and it is said that believers should put their trust only in Allah.

Hodja recites a part of the 51st verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Hodja recites the 52nd verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“Say, ‘What you are expecting for us is nothing but one of the two good things (martyrdom or victory)? As for us, we are expecting for you that Allah sends to you a punishment from Allah or at our hands. So, observe, and of course, we are observing with you.’.”

Janâb-i Haqq tells him to say that to hypocrites (munafiq). Allah Ta’ala informs them that a trouble shall befall them from Allah, or from unseen ways, or by the hand of a faithful Muslim. Janâb-i Haqq says, “So, observe,” and tells him to say to them, “Wait, for we are also waiting with you.” Had the hypocrites have slightest reason, they would have renounced their hypocrisy and become Muslim. They say they are Muslims, and they portray themselves as Muslims, but they always plot against Muslims.

After announcing this exalted truth, Janâb-i Haqq says the following.

Hodja recites the 53rd verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Say to those hypocrites, ‘Spend, willingly or unwillingly,” meaning spend what you can. “What you have spent will never be accepted from you, for you are a sinning (fasiq) lot.”

See, even if the hypocrites made a bridge that extends from east to the west, and they wedded every orphan in the world; people and the orphans may benefit from that bridge they built, but hypocrites will receive no benefit unless they renounce hypocrisy.

 

Time Stamp: 10:00

 

Deniers are like that too, and so are the polytheists (mushrik). None of their deeds are accepted. Almighty Allah announces that.

Hodja recites a part of the 53rd verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Being fasiq here, is sinning of the faithless because hypocrites (munafiq) are secretly disbelievers (kāfir).

Hodja recites the 54th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“What has prevented their spending from being accepted from them? It is the fact that they disbelieve in Allah and the Messenger, and that they perform the namāz lazily, inactively, involuntarily, and that they give only unwillingly.”

That is, they do spend but they do not spend willingly, they do perform the namāz, but they do not get up willingly, they get up unwillingly. So, it means that hypocrites (munafiq) perform the namāz, but they perform it like that. The hypocrites (munafiq) spend, but they spend it unwillingly. They disbelieve, but they look like they believe.

May Janâb-i Mawla protect all humanity and Muhammad’s ummah (people) from all kinds of hypocrisy (nifaq). May Allah grant all humanity the true faith (iman) of Islam. So, it means that hypocrites (munafiq) are not people who don’t perform the namāz, they do perform, but they perform that way, and they portray themselves as Muslims, but actually they disbelive. They look like they spend, but they do not spend willingly or by believing.

Hodja recites the 55th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“So, neither their wealth nor their children should amaze you.”

Who are they? They are the hypocrites (munafiq), polytheists (mushrik), and deniers (munkir). It is said their wealth and children should not amaze him. Allah addresses all Ummat-i Muhammad in the person of Khabib Muhammad, and says, “Do not be amazed by them.”

“In fact, Allah intends to punish them with these in this worldly life and it is nothing except Allah has wished (murad) that their souls are to be extracted as disbelievers (kāfir). Janâb-i Haqq gives them wealth, children, chair and position, but because they disbelieve and because they have no share in the afterlife (ākhira), what do they do to themselves through that wealth? They strengthen their faithlessness even further. Janâb-i Haqq gives them what they want since they ask for it, and they think this will be for their better good, and they will get away with it. These are istidraj (gradual destruction), like seeing hallucinations in a desert, and they will be destroyed with everything they have. They are weaker than cobweb, slimmer than a fly. Janâb-i Haqq tells us not to be impressed by the wealth and property of them. It is said that they will be utterly struck by the wrath of Allah with their wealth, goods, and positions. This is because wealth and children are an unnamed idol for them, and they do not trust in Allah, rather they trust in their wealth and property. With that said, they say they are Muslims when asked, and Janâb-i Haqq says their lives are extracted as disbelievers (kāfir). See, it is said that they do not die as faithful Muslims, but their lives are extracted as disbelievers (kāfir), and it is said that this is how they die as disbelievers (kāfir).

 

Time Stamp: 15:38

 

That is why whatever Allah Ta’ala gives to humankind out of grace (lutf), whether it is position, chair, goods, wealth, property; you are to use them in the way of Allah, at the command of Allah; and when these are used for Allah, then their things are good upon good, light upon light. As for things that are not used in the way of Allah, whose basis is not faith (iman) and obedience to Allah, there is no good in them. They may seem adorned, polished, and luxurious in the world, but they are but istidraj (gradual destruction), a hallucination which is the cause of that person’s destruction, and a cause that makes him stay in jahannam (hell) for eternity. Everything is for Allah, because everything belongs to Allah. You live in the domain (mulk) of Allah, and you see the bounty (nimat) given to you by Allah, but you do not see the Giver of the bounty (nimat); that is the danger.

Hodja recites the 56th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“Without a doubt, they swear that they are of you,” meaning those hypocrites (munafiq) swear, saying they are Muslims, “but they are not of you.” As Almighty Allah knows their hearts and souls, Allah says, “But they are not of you. They are such a people that they are terrified, in fear.”

Hodja recites a part of the 56th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Hodja recites the 57th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“If they find a place of refuge, caves to take shelter, or any hiding-place, they will turn towards it and rush headlong into it.”

Attentions are being drawn to lodges in this verse of the Quran. See, the word, “مَلْجَأً” here is lodges. These are activities carried out in secret. That is why, what is one trait of the spiritual words of the hypocrites (munafiq)? They carry out activities in secret, oriented especially towards destroying the divine order that Allah Ta’ala brought forth. As for Hz. Muhammad, they did whatever they can to plot against him every day, including open and hidden schemes, plots; they were hastening into fitnah and fasad. Janâb-i Haqq informs us of these power elites of fitnah who work to the detriment of humankind.

 

Time Stamp: 19:27

 

Hodja recites the 58th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“Among them are some who speak ill about the taxes you collect. They are pleased if they are given out of these taxes and bounties, and if not, they get annoyed at once.”

Hypocrites (munafiq) are materialists, and they always observe material aspect, they never observe the meaning, nor do they believe it, but they may also portray themselves like spirituals. See, they call themselves Muslims, and in every era of the world there have been people who have similar traits, and they are secret agents and spies.

Janâb-i Haqq says the following.

Hodja recites the 59th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“If only they would be pleased with what Allah and the Messenger had given them, and say ‘Allah is enough for us. Allah will soon bring us more out of grace (lutf) and benevolence (ihsan).’.”

If only they said, “We only demand from Allah,” and they believed (iman), and became Muslims, and have these good traits. See, Janâb-i Haqq calls every servant (qul) to faith (iman), good morals (akhlaq), and good traits. Allah says, “Stop being unjust (zalim), sinning (fasiq) evil-doing (faajir), and denial. Come! I have created you, so adhere strictly to its commands and provisions of my Book, which is the glorious Quran for the only book valid in My presence is Al-Quran al-Karim.”

That is, tomorrow in Ruz-i Ceza (Last Day), in the greater court, the court in the presence of Allah, justice is Allah’s Book, Al-Quran Al-Karim. Humans and the jinn will be brought to account in the great gathering (mahshar) by Allah according to Al-Quran Al-Karim. This universe (alam) belongs to Allah. This world belongs to Allah. Allah’s book is Al-Quran Al-Karim. Those who live in the domain (mulk) of Allah without acknowledging Allah, and those who live in the domain (mulk) of Allah without acknowledging Al-Quran Al-Karim will answer for that to Allah.

Let us see what Janâb-i Haqq says in the following verse.

Astaizu billah.

Hodja recites the 60th verse of the Quran.

Hodja recites a part of the 60th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Let’s see, sadaqah (alms) are for the following. For whom are they? They are for the poor. Almighty Allah extents the beginningless and endless rahmat, mercy, and graces (lutf) to the poor through Islam. Allah gives mercy (rahmat) and bounties (nimat) to the poor by the hand of a Muslim. Says the following.

Hodja recites a part of the 60th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

See, these sadaqah (alms), good deeds, and zakat (poor-dues); it is said these are for the poor.

Hodja recites a part of the 60th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

It is said these are for the poor and needy.

Hodja recites a part of the 60th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Says that it is for the officials who work at that.

Hodja recites a part of the 60th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Says, it is for “muʾallafati qulūb,” those whose hearts are to be reconciled with Islam.

Hodja recites a part of the 60th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Then again, it is said these are for the slaves because Islam came to abolish slavery, and establish true rights and freedoms in humanity, and to establish complete freedom between all people, these are among the primary goals of the religion (din) of Islam.

Islam is a way of freedom, and it is the way of liberty that comes from Allah and goes to Allah. This is Holy Islam’s own path. That is why these sadaqah (alms) are for the slaves, and at the same time…

Hodja recites a part of the 60th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

They are for the debtors.

Hodja recites a part of the 60th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

These are for those who are in the way of Allah.

With that said…

Hodja recites a part of the 60th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

These are for the stranded traveller.

Hodja recites a part of the 60th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“This, whose names are mentioned, have been made obligatory (fard) by Allah.”

That is, there won’t be justice in the world unless the rights of the poor and the needy are given. Eight classes have been listed here, and as occasion rises, justice should be established in these eight classes, and this good and fair distribution should be made.

Hodja recites a part of the 60th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.

 

Time Stamp: 26:20

 

That is, Allah the All-Knowing knows well whether humankind does right or wrong, and Janâb-i Haqq declares through Sovereignty and Wisdom; announces that through the exalted rulership, Allah is the ruler of all the worlds (alamin). That is, says, “One day, I will bring you to account, and tells people to do justice in the way of Allah. Says that you should not devour anyone’s right, and do a just, fair, and realist distribution, and establish this real peace on earth. It is said that whether you want it or not, Azrail (a.s.) will bring you to the greater court, to the presence of Allah. All humanity will be seized by the armies of Azrail, armies of Michael, armies of Israfil, and endless and boundless armies of Almighty Allah; by the command of Almighty Allah who created all humanity out of nothing and placed them on earth, everyone will be launched from their graves and come to the great gathering (mahshar), and answer to Allah. This is a reality (haqiqa). You may even check yourself to see whether you exist or not. This is more of a reality than the way you exist, because you have been created. This universe (alam) did not exist, and it was created. Won’t the one who created this universe (alam) resurrect you? Allah will surely resurrect you. So, what will Allah do to you in the end of this trial? Allah will give your grades, and whoever obeyed and believed (iman) Almighty Allah will be saved. Whoever disacknowledged Allah and the principles of Allah, none of them will be saved from the justice of Allah.

Hodja recites the 61st verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“And there are such people among them who hurt the Prophet and say, ‘He is just an ear that hears everything that is said.”

See, they say the Prophet is gullible and believes whatever you say. The hypocrites (munafiq) were trying to spread all kinds of rumours in order to hurt our Prophet, and they were saying things like that, and Allah Ta’ala was informing our Prophet of that.

There is a lesson for the world in every word of it, so that humankind may abstain from evil powers and people with corrupted souls on earth, recognize them, and treat them. That is why Janâb-i Haqq informs people of the sick souls, souls of hypocrites (munafiq), souls of disbelievers (kāfir), souls of polytheists (mushrik), so that faithful people may protect themselves from the evil of such people, and try to save them and treat them. Their salvation is to accept Islam through its faith (iman) aspect in the correct manner at once. A person cannot be saved without having faith (iman), which is the holy realities that Allah brought forth. The holy realities that Allah Ta’ala brought forth are Islam. The whole of Islam are the laws of Allah, and Allah cannot be denied nor can one deny commands and laws of Allah, and he who denies has no faith (iman).

 

Time Stamp: 31:28

 

Now, Janâb-i Haqq says to them, “He is a good ear for you.” Now, what is a Prophet? His endeavour is goodness; besides, he came for the salvation and goodness of people. He believes in Allah, and the most perfect iman (faith) is present in the Prophets, is present in Hz. Muhammad. “He believes the believers (mu’min). The Prophet trusts and believes in the believers (mu’min). Besides, he is a rahmat (mercy) for those of you who believe.”

See, the faithless cannot benefit from this rahmat (mercy). Everyone who believes (iman) benefits from this beginningless (azali) and endless (abadi) mercy (rahmat). As for Hz. Muhammad, he is the Prophet of Mercy upon the worlds (alamin), but who benefits from this mercy (rahmat)? The believers do. The disbelievers are depriving themselves of this, and they are ruining themselves.

Janâb-i Haqq says, “There is a painful punishment for those who hurt the Messenger of Allah.”

Hodja recites a part of the 61st verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

What does Almighty Allah say?

Says, “I will punish those who hurt My Messenger Muhammad with a painful punishment.” How can one hurt the Prophet? He is a revered figure who sent by Allah for the salvation of humankind. The hypocrites (munafiq) were hurting him, and Janâb-i haqq says there is a painful punishment for them.

O humankind! If you have reason (aql), then believe in the Prophet and the Islam that he brought without any doubt or second thought, acknowledge, and do what is due. The immortal and lightful life itself is the life and life-style that Allah brought forth as Islam. There is no god but Allah, and there is no other life-style for Allah has offered the life-style of Islam to humankind, offered that, and says only that is accepted, and no other is accepted. The life-style that will enter janna (paradise) is that of Islam, and it is a true faith (iman) and good deeds (amal-e-saleh), and to be equipped with the commands of Islam. Immortality and bliss are here.

Janâb-i Haqq says the following after commanding these.

 

Time Stamp: 35:00

 

Hodja recites the 62nd verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“They come to you and swear by Allah in order to please you, but it is more fitting that they should please Allah and the Messenger if they are believers.”

Now, the hypocrites (munafiq) come to faithful Muslims and swear by Allah, claiming they are also Muslims. Almighty Allah says, “If they are believers (mu’min), it is more fitting that they should please Allah and the Messenger.” They should not try to deceive believers (mu’min). Allah says they should come to faith (iman), and Allah knows the hearts and souls. Allah created us; won’t the Creator know? Allah says, “They should please My Messenger, Muhammad because I’ve manifested all truths through Muhammad,” says, “all truths.”

Islam as a whole has been manifested through Hz. Muhammad because the Quran was sent down into his heart, and he spread (tabligh) Islam, he practiced Islam, and he settled Islam, and laid the real foundation of all values in the world. He laid the foundation of all sciences, and all knowledges (ilm) that rise one to the Arsh; and he went to Arsh al-Ala and came back.

Hodja recites the 63rd verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“Don’t they know that whoever opposes Allah and the Messenger,” meaning whoever disacknowledges one of the Islamic commands; and Islam consists completely of the commands of Allah. “Whoever opposes Allah and the Messenger, definite for him is a fire of jahannam wherein he will remain forever,” says Janâb-i Haqq and adds that he will remain in jahannam for eternity. He will stay in the Fire for eternity, and the punishment of denying Allah is terrifying. Allah and the commands of Allah cannot be denied, and it is said, “That is the major disgrace.” That is, this is an extreme disgrace, and one cannot oppose to Allah and the Messenger, and the commands of Islam, one cannot even doubt them for there is no faith (iman) where there is doubt.

Janâb-i Haqq says the following.

Hodja recites the 64th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Our Almighty Rabb said the following in this verse of the Quran.

“The hypocrites (munafiq) are afraid that a Surah may be sent about them which tells them what is there in their hearts.”

Almighty Allah says, “Say, ‘Go ahead and mock! Allah will surely bring to light all that you fear.”

All hypocrites (munafiq) in the world, including those who lived back then and now, Al-Quran Al-Karim recites the hearts and the souls, and announces the traits of the hypocrites (munafiq), and the traits of the deniers. It announces the traits of the polytheists (mushrik) and the wrongdoers (zalim), and presents them to you clearly, and also brings forth the true model of faith (iman), true model of human, and believers (mu’min), and the true Muslims.

 

Time Stamp: 40:08

 

Janâb-i Haqq, Almighty Allah wants a faithful type of people who are equipped with Islam and the Quran. With that said, Janâb-i Haqq also presents Hz. Muhammad as the pinnacle (uswa) and pioneer of this matter of religion. Hz. Muhammad is the pinnacle, leader, and example of humankind for eternity, and it is said Muhammad (asw) is the example and the pioneer of the true religion. Previously, it was the other Prophet. The Prophets since Hz. Adam until Hz. Muhammad are the pioneers, examples, and pinnacles of people. At last, the sole guide, pioneer, and pinnacle of all eras universally, and all nations until the Last Day (qiyamah) is Hz. Muhammad. From then on, if the world accepts Allah and the principles of Allah, then they are to take Muhammad as an example, as a leader, as the pinnacle paradigm. Allah says, “The type I want is Muhammad’s type.”

Hodja recites a part of the 4th verse of Surah al-Qalam [68].

He is a Universal Prophet with the greatest morals (akhlaq).

That is why, beloved friends, we are servants (qul) of Allah. For one thing, there is no salvation from the punishment of Allah Ta’ala, or entering janna (paradise) by denying the words of Allah Ta’ala, and whatever Allah says is the most exalted and the best; and we shall do that.

Hodja recites the 65th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“If you ask them, they will say, ‘We were just chatting and joking around.’.”

See, they speak ill words and slander the Prophet, but they say, “We were joking around,” then it is asked to them. Another attribute of the hypocrites (munafiq) is that they lie all the time, and Janâb-i Haqq says, “Say, ‘Were you mocking Allah, the verses of Allah, and the Messenger of Allah?”

He who mocks Allah becomes is a kāfir (denier), he who mocks the Prophet becomes a kāfir (denier), and he who jokes around and mocks the verses of Allah is a kāfir (denier). This is what Janâb-i Haqq announces.

O hypocrites (munafiq)!

Are you mocking Allah?

Are you mocking the verses of Allah?

Are you mocking the Messenger of Allah?

Hodja recites a part of the 65th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Couldn’t you find something else to joke around and mock other than Allah, the verses of Allah, and the Messenger of Allah?

O hypocrite (munafiq)!

O vile and secret kāfir (denier)!

Janâb-i Haqq tells you to renounce your kufr (disbelief), renounce your nifaq (hypocrisy), and stop being an impostor! Says that your inner world, your core, and your words should be honest and upright, and calls the hypocrites (munafiq) to faith (iman), to be real human-beings, and to be faithful Muslims.

Hodja recites the 66th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Janâb-i Haqq says, “Make no excuses!”

See, the hypocrites (munafiq) are told not to apologize and bring excuses in vain.

“You revealed your disbelief (kufr) after saying you have believed (iman). You said you believed, and you became disbelievers (kāfir). If We forgive some of you, we will punish others (for they insisted on their crimes), because they were guilty.”

See, Janâb-i Haqq says the following.

Hodja recites a part of the 66th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

 

Time Stamp: 45:45

 

Hodja recites a part of the 67th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Almighty Allah says, “The hypocrites (munafiq), male and female, are all alike.”

As you see, these verses lay weight on the matter of hypocrites (munafiq) because the bane of humankind, and the most dangerous mindset is that of hypocrites (munafiq). The vilest type of people, even lower than disbelievers (kāfir) are the hypocrites (munafiq). Janâb-i Haqq says the following.

Hodja recites a part of the 67th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

See, the hypocrites (munafiq) bid maleficence, they bid disbelief (kufr), polytheism (shirk), and hypocrisy (nifaq). They bid harams, sins, and harming people.

Hodja recites a part of the 67th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

They forbid beneficence, and want to hinder goodness.

Hodja recites a part of the 67th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

They keep their hands shut from spending in the way of Allah. That is, they don’t want to spend for the better good, and they prevent other people from doing good.

Hodja recites a part of the 67th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“They have forgotten Allah, and Allah has forgotten them.”

Now, what does it mean for Allah to forget them? It means that Allah left them face-to-face with punishment. Otherwise, Allah does not forget anything, and Allah is free and away from forgetting. Allah leaves them alone with punishment and jahannam. Allah leaves them alone with the calamity given to them, and implements justice.

With that said, the exalted command is given after Janâb-i Haqq announced that.

Hodja recites a part of the 67th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Janâb-i Haqq says, “Surely, the munafiq (hypocrites) are the fāsiqūn (rebellious) people.”

See, the word fasiq is used for people who deviated from the truth (haqq). This name is given to mice that live in hidden holes, because the work of hypocrite is to dig hidden holes, and act in secret, and they want to set up traps, but they step on their traps themselves.

Janâb-i Haqq announced this reality, and Al-Quran Al-Karim continues to recite the spiritual words of the hypocrites, and says the following.

Hodja recites the 68th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Allah (c.c.) says, “Allah has promised hypocrites (munafiq), both men and women, and the disbelievers (kāfir) an eternal stay in fire of jahannam.”

As you see, all munafiq women and munafiq men have been promised an eternal stay in fire of jahannam, and all kāfir men and kāfir women. Says they are to stay in jahannam for eternity. Janâb-i Mawla says the following after announcing that.

 

Time Stamp: 50:00

 

Hodja recites a part of the 68th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Allah says, “Jahannam suffices them.”

Hodja recites a part of the 68th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Allah says, “Allah has cursed them.”

Hodja recites a part of the 68th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Allah says, “There is a lasting punishment for them.”

You see, this is a lasting and eternal punishment. Now, Janâb-i Haqq informs people in advance through these verses, and says, “Renounce disbelief (kufr), renounce hypocrisy (nifaq), and never fall into jahannam. If you become a hypocrite (munafiq) or a disbeliever (kāfir), then you will stay in jahannam for eternity. And you will never be able to enter janna. So, stop! Come to faith (iman), and become a proper Muslim by your own will.”

This is an announcement or tabligh, and utterances (kalam) of Allah. Besides, it is not accepted unless everyone becomes Muslims willingly and with pleasure.

Hodja recites a part of the 69th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Janâb-i Haqq says the following.

“You are just like those before you. They were more powerful and stronger, and more abundant in wealth and children.

Hodja recites a part of the 69th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“So, they enjoyed their share of the bounties of the world, then you enjoyed your share like those before you enjoyed their share. So, you blundered just like those who were blundered before you,” says Janâb-i Haqq,” says Janâb-i Haqq, and adds, “They are the ones whose deeds have gone to waste in this world and in the afterlife (ākhira),” but why? This is because they disbelieved and enjoyed the pleasures of the world. Whereas true pleasure is in faith (iman), deeds (amal), and halals. The pleasure of haram may seem like pleasure for a respite in the world, but it brings you eternal regret, and comes back to you with eternal punishment. What will those harams bring to you? They will bring an eternal punishment. Is there pleasure in haram? Is there pleasure in disbelief (kufr)? Is there pleasure in polytheism (shirk) and rebelling against Allah? Pleasure is in halals, and in obedience and faith (iman) in Allah, and in good deeds (amal-e-saleh). Janâb-i Haqq says, “As for you, you sought pleasure in haram and denial.” Allah says, “It is they who will lose all.”

Hodja recites a part of the 69th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“They are always in loss.”

Now, what is loss? It is to lose all your values and to remain in eternal punishment. That is what we call bankruptcy, and they ruin themselves.

Hodja recites the 70th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Janâb-i Haqq says, “Has there not reached them the news of those before them, the people of Nūh, ʿĀd, Thamūd, the people of Ibrahim, the companions of Madyan, and the muʾtafikāti,” which is the people of Shuʿayb (a.s.), “and the towns that were overturned?” Janâb-i Haqq says, “Hasn’t the news of those people reach you?” Allah ruined these peoples, and sent them to the depths of jahannam, and rooted them out. Janâb-i Haqq says, “Haven’t you received this news?

Hodja recites a part of the 70th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“Their Messengers came to them with manifest proofs,” now please pay attention to this!

Hodja recites a part of the 70th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

The Messengers of those peoples who were ruined came to them with manifest proofs. They conveyed and announced the commands of Allah, but those peoples did not accept. Then, Allah rooted them out, destroyed them, and sent them to jahannam.

Hodja recites a part of the 70th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“So, in no way did Allah do them any injustice (zulm), rather they were doing themselves injustice (zulm).”

Now, as you see if a person chooses disbelief (kufr) by his own free will, then he does injustice (zulm) to himself.

They choose polytheism (shirk), hypocrisy (nifaq), and being a hypocrite (munafiq) through his own free will, and do injustice (zulm) do themselves, and they prefer to be unjust (zalim), and they prefer to do injustice (zulm) to themselves. So, what does Allah do? Allah implements justice, and gives the requital of what people have earned. In the justice of Allah, the requital of disbelief (kufr), polytheism (shirk), and hypocrisy (nifaq) is jahannam. As for the requital of faith (iman) and good deeds (amal-e-saleh), it is by all accounts the greatest janna (jannat-i ala), and the pleasure (riza) of Allah. The janna (paradise), jamal (beauty), and pleasure (riza) of Allah are given to the servants (qul) who believe in Allah forever and ever, who adhere to the commands of Allah, who obey Allah and try not to rebel, who continuously repent (tawbah) and seek forgiveness (istighfar) for their mistakes that occur due to their human nature.

Allah does not punish or be angry with a servant (qul) for eternity if he attained the pleasure (riza) of Allah. Thus, he lives eternal pleasure in this endless and boundless mercy (rahmat) of Allah. That is the outcome of belief (iman) and obedience (itaat) to Allah. Now, what iman and itaat? These two are fulfilled when you acknowledge all commands and rules of Islam thoroughly, and try to fulfil them as is due to the extent of your ability. Otherwise, you cannot believe in some of them and deny the others because Islam does not accept that type of faith (iman), meaning Allah does not accept it. There is no chance for the people who believe a part of Islam and Al-Quran Al-Karim and disbelieve in the rest, deny a single verse, deny an absolute decree, to become a faithful Muslim. All commands of Allah are exalted, and none of them can be denied. That is why Al-Quran Al-Karim is to be believed as a whole, and the Quran has incorporated all universal values without a beginning or an end into its structure, and all holy books are present in the fundamentals (amantu) of Al-Quran Al-Karim. The fundamentals (amantu) of the Muslims incorporate all Books and all Prophets. That is why the real iman and the real amantu are that of Islam. This denies polytheism (shirk), disbelief (kufr), and hypocrisy (nifaq). This introduces you Almighty Allah, who is ascribed with exalted attributes (sifāt), who is free and away from imperfect attributes (sifāt), who is One in attributes (sifāt) and One as a Being (Dhat); you are to meet Allah, and the way of that is to know the Quran correctly.

Janâb-i Haqq says the following.

Hodja recites the 71st verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

 

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Now, Allah describes you the believer (mu’min) who will enter janna (paradise), and describes the type of Muslim with whom Allah is pleased so please pay close attention.

“The believers, both men and women,” which are men and women whose iman (faith) are perfect, “are friends and wali of one another,” for they believe in the same Allah, and they believe in all commands, laws, and rules of Allah the One. They acknowledge Allah’s rulership, and they are at the command of Allah. They subject to Muhammad and the decrees (hukm) of the sharia (law) which Muhammad brought from Allah, for Janâb-i Haqq sent down the whole of Islam to Hz. Muhammad. These faithful and janna deserving men and women, “bid what is good,” which is for the better good of all humanity, and they “dissuade people from vice,” and there is harm for people in every evil. Besides, Islam is already a religion (din) that bids what is beneficial and forbid what is harmful. So, what do believers (mu’min) and Muslims, both men and women, do? They dissuade people from evil, and these are faithful (mu’min) men and women who are deserving of janna. “They establish namāz as is due,” and namāz is an obligation, you are to perform it five times a day.

Now, let’s see what Janâb-i Haqq says.

Hodja recites a part of the 71st verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

“They establish the namāz as is due.”

One meets Allah five times a day, in the presence of Allah Ta’ala, and they fold their hands before Allah. They remember (dhikr) Allah using Allah’s own words, and they perform the namāz by reciting the Quran, and they only fold their hands before Allah, and they bow to rukū for Allah, and they prostrate (sajdah) for Allah, and thus they fulfil the worship (ibadat) and recitation (qiraat) which suits the glory of Allah using the exalted words of Allah, as is due, and they do this for Allah.

They perform the namāz as is due, the way Allah wanted, and the way Muhammad taught. This is not fabricated by some people, and adopted as worship by others, rather the worship that Allah taught and wanted is true worship. See, some people worship idols and call it worship. Others act according to their whim, and religion (din) is not according to anyone’s whim. Allah shows the Messenger, and he teaches to people. So, you are to perform the namāz the way Muhammad taught, the way he performed, the way ahlul bayt performed, the way all sahabah and mujtahid âlims performed and brought us with scholarly proofs. Worship or ibadat is one that Allah taught and wanted. Some people made things up that don’t suit Al-Quran Al-Karim, don’t suit the sunnah (customs), don’t suit the ijma (consensus), and they don’t come from the way of Ahlus-Sunnah wa’l-Jama’ah. That is misguidance (dalalah), and deviant innovation (ahlul bid’ah); some people made it up, and some call this worship. No! Almighty Rabb has taught the way and shape of worships (ibadat) inside and outside to all Prophets starting from Hz. Adam until Hz. Muhammad. With that said, Jibril (a.s.) intermediated and the first namāz was performed together by Jibril (a.s.) and Hz. Muhammad the way Allah has wanted. See, from then on, all Muslims of the world perform the namāz that way; there are minor differences but actually there are no differences. Some people fold their hands and hold them a little lower or higher. Some people raise their hands in takbir, and some people hold their hands a little lower. These are differences in mentality of people, but actually they all perform the same namāz. There is actually no difference, so do not criticize one another by observing such differences. Learn from the authentic scholars (âlims) of Islam and mujtahids, and the companions (ashab) of our Prophet who learned from Hz. Muhammad. Study the sourcebooks, and ask to those who know. What does Almighty Allah say? Allah tells you to ask this to ahlul ilm (learned people) and learn. You are to ask what you do not know to real people of knowledge (ilm). Now, who are considered ahlul ilm? You are to learn about that as well. Not every person with a turban on his head is a learned person. Not every person with a jubbah that sweeps the floor is a learned person. Knowledge has a specific mark, and that is why you are to ask to learned people, who are ahlul ilm. Now, one is not a learned person or ahlul ilm just because he has a shorter or longer beard. Knowledge (ilm) is with those who possess knowledge (ilm), it is not present in beards, moustaches, jubbahs, or turbans. These are apparent garments, and they are good if they are proper. However, the most ignorant person can wear these, does he have knowledge (ilm) then? In this regard, those who observe nothing but appearance and imitate, they can never find true âlims or true knowledge (ilm), and they ruin themselves.

 

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That is why the ecole of knowledge has been established in the world in regards to the way of Ahlus-Sunnah wa’l-Jama’ah. That is the ecole of mujtahids, and the ecole of Ahlus-Sunnah. So, study the real scholarly sources that come from the way of Ahlus-Sunnah wa’l-Jama’ah.

And you should also read Al-Quran Al-Karim from its original source. Read the books about fiqh (jurisprudence) well, and you should also read the real scholarly sources that come from the ecoles (schools) of Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali. Do not value ones without a madhab (school) at all. People without a madhab (school) are leading people to the ignorant. With that said, In Islam, the knowledge (ilm) of people who are not at the level of mujtahids are not to be imitated, and mujtahids are âlims who know Islamic sciences (ilms) in the way of Ahlus-Sunnah wa’l-Jama’ah, and not everyone can become a mujtahid.

Hodja recites the 72nd verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Now, what did Allah Ta’ala (c.c.) describe us? Allah described us the type of believer (mu’min) who will go to janna (paradise). Said they need to have namāz.

Hodja recites a part of the 71st verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Those who give the zakat (poor-dues), and people with iman (faith) are companions of janna (paradise). There has to be true iman (faith), and you are to bid ma’ruf (good), and forbid people from munkar (evil), establish the namāz as is due.

Hodja recites a part of the 71st verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

And give the zakat (poor-dues) as is due. You have to know that every poor and needy person has a right in your pocket, and you are to give the zakat (poor-dues) with pleasure.

Hodja recites a part of the 71st verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

You are to obey Allah and the Messenger, and do not rebel.

Hodja recites a part of the 71st verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

See, let us see what Janâb-i Haqq says.

“Allah will bless them with mercy (rahmat),” meaning they will be overwhelmed with mercy (rahmat).

Hodja recites a part of the 71st verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Allah is Almighty, Wise.

The 72nd verse says, “Allah has promised the believing men and women jannah, beneath which rivers flow.”

Allah will place them in janna (paradise).

Muslims, who study from the cradle to the grave seeking knowledge (ilm) and wisdom (irfan), who perform jihad, both men and women fighters (mujāhids); companions of janna are these male and female fighters (mujāhid).” For being a true Muslim requires being a fighter (mujāhid), and that is why these people are companions of janna, and they will certainly enter janna.

Hodja recites a part of the 72nd verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Says, “Allah has promised believers (mu’min)”

Hodja recites a part of the 72nd verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Says that Allah has promised women, believer (mu’min) and fighter (mujāhid) women. What is promised? Janna (paradise) is promised, which will certainly be given.

Hodja recites a part of the 72nd verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Says that janna under which rivers flow has been promised them.

At the same time;

Hodja recites a part of the 72nd verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

They will abide therein forever. They will enjoy themselves for eternity in janna. You see, it is the religion (din) of Islam and Al-Quran Al-Karim, and the principles that Hz. Muhammad brought that prepares people to this. To be brief, this is the laws and rules of Islam, which is called the sharia of Islam.

Hodja recites a part of the 72nd verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Janâb-i Haqq says that these are even running streams under this ‚and janna, meaning these are pleasant abodes in the jannas of ‚adn.

Hodja recites a part of the 72nd verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Allah has promised them pleasant abodes in the jannas of ‚adn.

That is, there are palaces and mansions in jannas that are made out of ruby, diamond, pearl, and chrysolite; and palaces and mansions that are built by elements special to janna.

Hodja recites a part of the 72nd verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

As for the pleasure (riza) of Allah, it is greater than all.

Hodja recites a part of the 72nd verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

See, says, “This is the supreme salvation.”

So, Janâb-i Haqq says that when Allah is pleased (riza), meaning when Allah is pleased (riza) with a servant (qul), the servant (qul) attains the greatest bounty (nimat). Allah says, “I will never be angry with you for eternity. I will not punish you. You will live in janna for eternity by being happy.” And adds, “This is the supreme salvation.”

But who says that? Almighty Allah personally says that.

We are trying to convey the core of Al-Quran Al-Karim to you in an intelligible manner, otherwise one cannot add or subtract anything in regards to Al-Quran Al-Karim itself. However, its essence and core meaning may be given, and one may act within the scope of its contents, and consider it. One never oversteps the bounds of its scope, and if you do, then you will not have understood or explained the Quran right. See, there are people who interpret the Quran at a whim, without knowledge or wisdom, be wary of them.

May Janâb-i Haqq make us all among the servants (qul) who have faith (iman) and good deeds (amal-e-saleh), who are eternally blissful on earth, who conduce towards happiness in the world. The religion (din) of Islam came for the happiness of all humanity. May Janâb-i Haqq not let us deviate from this path through tawfiq (success) and hidayat (guidance). May Allah make it easy for us all to spread (tabligh) Holy Islam and Al-Quran Al-Karim in the best possible manner for the benefit of all humanity, for this how to work for the better good of humankind. If this is implemented properly, and conveyed properly, then all other good will come successively.

 

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