Turkish English Tafsir Lesson 337-339

Turkish English Tafsir Lesson 337-339

Al-Quran Al-Kareem – Tafsir (Exegesis) Lesson 337

 

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

See, in our time some people say things like that. “These hypocrites/munafiq are afflicted by various troubles such as sickness, famine, etc., every year.” It is said that they are those who run away from Al-Quran Al-Karim. These are deserters of the Quran. These are those who run away from the Quran. That is, they avoid the Quran, and say, “What did Muhammad bring?” They do not understand the truth/haqq and reality/haqiqa, and their brains are in total darkness. You can’t even call them outdated because they are not outdated, rather they are even darker than someone who comes out of underground for the first time. Because there are enlightened people in every era, and they live the realities of their era. Now, Abu ‚l-Bashar, the first human on earth is Hz. Adam. Hz. Adam is the Prophet of his own era, and he is the most enlightened and most modern human, he is a Prophet and is deserving of paradise/janna. Idris (a.s.), Seth (a.s.), Nūh (a.s.), Hūd (a.s.), Saleh (a.s.), Ibrahim (a.s.), Ismail (a.s.), Ishak (a.s.), Ya’qub (a.s.), Yusuf (a.s.), Shuʿayb (a.s.), Lūt (a.s.), and others such as Musa, Dawood, Suleiman, Zechariah, Yahya, and Isa (a.s.) are all what? They are the most sophisticated esteemed figures of their respected eras, and they are Prophets. There were people around those Prophets who believed in the values they brought as is, and those who believed completely and did the necessary are the most enlightened people of their eras, and they are all Muslims. As for Hz. Muhammad, he is the Prophet of all eras. He is the Prophet of all nations until last day/qiyamah comes, also in what is beyond and in the place of gathering/mahshar, in Ruz-i Cezâ /Day of Judgment, and in the grater court/mahkamah al-kubra; he is the owner of the praised station/maqam-i mahmud. The highest authority and license of intercession/shafa’ah has been given to him and be wary of those who claim there is no intercession/shafa’ah, there is intercession/shafa’ah, but it is by Allah’s leave. The esteemed figure who is deserving of the greatest intercession/shafa’ah is Hz. Muhammad, and other Prophets and the esteemed figures who are given permission by Allah. That is why, beloved friends, they are those who avoid the Quran, they do not understand truth/haqq and reality/haqiqa. The sentence in the 128th verse is a sentence of attributes/sifāt. Ibn-i Qushayri says, “azīzun” is an adjective and ʿalayhi mā anuttum is another adjective. In certain mus’hafs sajāwandī letters were placed over the word azīz. Janâb-i Haqq says, “That rasul/messenger hears your troubles in his heart,” about Hz. Muhammad. Says, “That rasul/messenger, Muhammad (asw)!” O people/ummah of Muhammad! O humankind! That rasul/messenger hears your troubles in his heart, and feels your pain, and it is too heavy for him if something happens to you. He works for your guidance/hidayat and your better good, and he strives so much, and he is so ambitious for your better good, and he is so ambitious that he does not let anyone speak ill of you, he does not want anyone to speak ill about you, he strives on and on for you to be in peace and enter paradise/janna. That is, Glorious Muhammad (asw).

 

 

 

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Muhammad has a tender compassion, and a deep mercy. So, who says that? Almighty Allah says it.

Hodja recites the 128th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

See, these are exploratory notes on these verses. We gave you their meanings before. What is being said here? It is said that Hz. Muhammad has a tender compassion and a deep mercy, and he has compassion for you; these are manifestation/tajalli of a great love and compassion. The names raʾūf/kind and rahīm/merciful have been given to Hz. Muhammad, our Prophet (asw). Let us see an esteemed figure called Hasan Ibn Al-Fadl says, “Almighty Allah has never given two delicate and exalted names out of Allah’s own names to any Prophet.” The best and exalted names are the names of Allah. It is said two of them have never been given to a Prophet, but they were given to Hz. Muhammad. See what Janâb-i Haqq says in the 143rd verse of Surah al-Baqarah [2], and in the 65th verse of Surah al-Hajj [22].

Hodja recites a part of the 143rd verse of Surah al-Baqarah [2].

The verse says Almighty Allah is raʾūf/kind and rahīm/merciful to mankind.”

Allah is surely raʾūf/kind and rahīm/merciful to mankind.

See, raʾūf/kind and rahīm/merciful are names of Allah, and Janâb-i Haqq has given these names to Hz. Muhammad. So, this is surely a great compliment and takreem/honour.

He is most raʾūf/kind and rahīm/merciful to believers/mu’min through divine morals/ilahi akhlaq. Islam, which he brought, in every aspect this is straight-up a blessing/nimat and a mercy/rahmat. Almighty Allah, who encompasses the entire universe is the possessor of the most exalted sultanate and the Rabb/Lord of the greatest rulership.

Hodja recites a part of the 129th verse of Surah al-Tawbah [9].

Almighty Allah (c.c.) is the Rabb/Lord of the Great Throne/Arsh. We can also see the sovereignty and sultanate of the Exalted Ruler, which is Almighty Allah, when we look at the 54th verse of Surah al-A’raf [7]. The sole and absolute ruler of the worlds/alamin is Almighty Allah. Allah sent Hz. Muhammad unto the worlds/alamin as a manifestation/tajalli of mercy/rahmat.

Now, there is a narration/riwayat that say the last two verses/ayat of Surah al-Tawbah [9] are the last revealed verses. Hz. Ubayy ibn Ka’b (r.a.) has said that the verses/ayat of Al-Quran Al-Karim that were sent last are the two verses/ayat starting with, “لَقَدْ جَاءكُمْ”. However, there is a stronger narration/riwayat that say the 281st verse of Surah al-Baqarah [2] was sent down even after these. It is the verse that start with “وَاتَّقُواْ يَوْمًا” or the 281st verse of Surah al-Baqarah [2]. Zayd ibn Thabit inquired extensively about the 128th and 129th verses of Surah al-Tawbah [9] when the book was compiled. However, the only hardcopies of these verses/ayat were found in possession of Dhu’sh-Shahadatain or Khuzaima ibn Thabit whose witnessing is counted as two witnesses. Radeyallahu anhum wa ardahum ajmain. Then again, this is present in the narrations/riwayat of Bukhari Sharif and Tirmidhi. See, these were memorized by the companions/ashab. The whole of companions/ashab knew it, but hardcopies were found in possession of Khuzaima. Zayd ibn Thabit couldn’t commit it to paper without finding a hardcopy. Thus, the written document had been found, and committed to paper. Now, according to a quote narrated/riwayat by Abu Dawood, which is written in the work of Suyuti, and is also narrated/riwayat by Abu Dardā says the following.

Whoever recites the following 7 times in the morning and in the evening:

Hodja recites the original text of the prayer/dua.

There is a narration/riwayat from Abu Dardā that says Allah (c.c.), Exalted Allah Ta’ala will suffice what that servant/qul attaches importance to.

That is why you should recite the following.

Hodja recites the original text of the prayer/dua.

This should be recited often. Recite this in the mornings and evenings, and perform wird, meaning do not stop reciting it with your heart and your tongue because you should not fall into negligence from your Rabb/Lord even for a single moment! Don’t you ever forget about Allah even for a single moment! Know that you are in Allah’s presence, and never forget that Allah is closer to us than ourselves! Be in Allah’s presence, be respectful to Allah, and live at Allah’s command. Confess your inability, ignorance, and heedlessness, and always ask from Allah. Do not go anywhere other than Allah’s gate of mercy/rahmat. All directions everywhere belong to Allah. Wend your way to Allah. Ask from Allah. Be at Allah’s command. Be subject to Allah’s command. Allah’s way is the sharia/law of Islam which Hz. Muhammad established. Hz. Muhammad is your leader, and Al-Quran Al-Karim is your guide. Do not forget! As for our Rabb/Lord, Almighty Allah is the Rabb/Lord of the worlds/alamin. May Allah make us among the servants/qul who are admitted to Allah’s mercy/rahmat and treated with grace/fazl and generosity/karam.

 

 

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Al-Quran Al-Kareem – Tafsir (Exegesis) Lesson 338

On the 1st to 10th verses of Surah Yunus

 

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

Hodja recites the 1st and 2nd verses of Surah Yunus.

Sadaqa Allah al-‚Azem – Allah Almighty has spoken the truth.

Esteemed and revered audience, until now we have finished Surah al-Tawbah [9] by respectively explaining the exalted verses and surahs of the Holy Book of our Exalted Rabb, and now we are at Surah Yunus [10], and our lectures continue with it. The life lessons of the life-giving and glorious Quran are Quran’s own lessons, and we are trying to be translators of Holy Islam and al-Quran Al-Karim. The source of the life-giving light is the religion/din of Islam and Al-Quran Al-Karim. That is why Janâb-i Haqq explains many wisdoms/hikmat to humankind in Surah Yunus [10] as well. Janâb-i Haqq sent down many exalted commands with Islam, Al-Quran Al-Karim, and Hz. Muhammad in order to advance humankind and make people win the immortal life. These are the lessons of the life-giving light, and that Islam personally gives immortal life, and Allah makes the servants/qul win paradise/janna by means of Islam. There is no possibility to find life, to reach the real life, and to be blissful for eternity without it, but why? That is because Allah the One calls the servants/qul to Allah and the way of Allah by means of Islam. That is because Almighty Allah, the unique and peerless ruler of all the worlds/alamin who created life wants that.  Allah is One. The sirat al-mustaqim/the straight path that Allah has shown is also one, and its name is Islam. That is straight-up a manifestation/tajalli of the mercy/rahmat of Allah (c.c.) who embraces the whole of humankind and life. As for the circumstances of revelation of this glorious surah, it is that

polytheists/mushrikun never believed that Allah would send a human Messenger. That is, the polytheists/mushrikun. Moreover, they were so polytheist that they had no problem saying, “Couldn’t Allah find a Messenger other than the orphan of Abu Talib?” Surely, as their inner worlds are in darkness, and there were idols in them, they could not see the truth, and thus they said that. Besides, they would also deny hashr/ gathering of people and nashr/resurrection. This glorious surah consists of 109 verses/ayat, and it is among Meccan surahs, meaning it is among the surahs that were sent down during the period of Makkah al-Mukarramah.

 

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Among these, three verses/ayat starting with the 94th verse/ayat, or according to another narration/riwayat only the 40th verse/ayat; there are narrations/riwayat that say these were revealed in Madinah. The glorious surahs that are sent down in the period of Madinah al-Munawwarah are called Medinan Surahs, and the glorious surahs that are sent down in the period of Makkah al-Mukarramah are called Meccan Surahs, and due to the 98th verse this surah gets the name Surah Yunus.

It is one of the glorious surahs that express the infinite grandeur/a’zamat of the divine/ilahi sultanate as Rabbul-‚Arshil-‚Azim and makes mention of the mysteries of ahadiyyah/divine oneness, and at the same time explicitly points out that Islam will expand to the world, and at the same time it is an entrance door. It is also a Fatihah of these conquests. The prosperity and happiness of humankind will surely increase as Islam expands to the world. Peace will expand as Islam expands, and when Islam becomes predominant in the world the divine justice will also be predominant. Fraternity, mercy, and love will take the place of the fights and quarrels in the world. Knowledge/ilm and learning/irfan will take the place of ignorance. Monotheistic belief/tawhid iman will take the place of disbelief/kufr, polytheism/shirk, and hypocrisy/nifaq, and at the same time divine justice will take its place because there is no valid/makbul belief/iman other than the belief/iman of Islam. Just as I have expressed this in previous lectures, the belief/iman of all Prophets are the same. Allah the One who has no peers or similars have sent all Prophets, and Allah assigned them. That is why the belief/iman of Islam is the universal belief/iman of all Prophets. That said, all divine books are of Allah, and Janâb-i Haqq has renewed all of them in Al-Quran Al-Karim. It will be for the better good of everyone if the world gets this well. Let us see what Janâb-i Haqq, our Exalted Rabb is saying to us in the verses of the Quran whose exalted texts I have recited.

These are the verses/ayat of the Wise Book.

Did it seem odd to them that We have sent Our revelation/wahy to a man from among themselves,” meaning the glorious Prophet Muhammad, “so that he may frighten people about the end of the crooked path, warn them, and give those who believe good news of high positions/maqam with their Rabb.

That is what Janâb-i Haqq said.

As for the disbelievers/kāfir, they said, “Without doubt, this is a plain magician.”

See how they object the truth/haqq and reality/haqiqa if polytheism/shirk is established in a person’s inner world. See what they say about the true/haqq Prophet, the Prophet of mercy/rahmat.

 

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If disbelief/kufr and polytheism/shirk enters humankind, then whether they are philosophers or shepherds, whether they are bedouins or contemporary and civilized people it does not matter. They cannot see the truth/haqq if there is polytheism/shirk, disbelief/kufr, and hypocrisy/nifaq in them because therein lies dark curtains, and dark brains are therein. A heart’s eye that cannot see the truth/haqq becomes blind in the darkness of polytheism/shirk. Ramzi, a symbolic divine mystery and miracle/mujizat is discussed, and Janâb-i Haqq says, “Alif, Lām, Rā” here. And our esteemed Islamic scholars/âlims say, just like Suyuti explained in Al-Dur al-Manthur, when Janâb-i Mawla says, “Alif, Lām, Rā” this is an equivocal/mutashabih verse/ayat and only Almighty Allah knows its meaning, but still, our Islamic scholars/âlims have done beneficial discoveries. Janâb-i Haqq says, “أَنَا رَبُّ” meaning, “The Rabb is Me. I am the Rabb.”

“Anallāhu arā,” – “I am Allah. I see.”

Surely. The One who sees everything, and makes others see. Allah created the eyes and gave them the ability to see. Allah created the ears and gave them hearing. Allah gave that quality and feature. Hodja recites an Arabic word.

Janâb-i Haqq says, “I am Allah. I am Rahman.”

Yes, our Rabb is Almighty Allah. Yes, Allah is Rahman. Allah is ascribed with exalted attributes/sifāt and is free and away/munazzah from imperfect attributes/sifāt. That is why as you know alif, lam, ra, ha, mim, nun are present in r-raḥmān. Therefore, these meanings has been given to it also by our explorers. There are infinite meanings of it as well. Al-Quran Al-Karim is filled with endless, boundless, and infinite sacred meanings, but we are responsible with its known and apparent/zahir meanings of it, and our beloved Prophet has explained that. Our Islamic scholars/âlims have also explained that, and this path continues in an excellent manner. According to the explanations of tafsir scholars/âlims who do not consider huruf al-muqatta’at from mutashabihat, just like it is the case with “alif, lām, mīm,” they said it is the name of the surah before anything else. Therefore, there is an unprecedented understanding of art and aesthetics, and it is a Wise Book that renders everyone helpless against itself, and it is a miracle/mujizat and a document of prophethood, and this is an exalted Book of Allah that challenges the entire universe. The greatest miracle/mujizat is Al-Quran Al-Karim.

 

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Naturally, belief/iman is necessary to affirm/tasdiq this, and true knowledge/haqq ilm is necessary. People cannot see these truths without true knowledge/haqq ilm and belief/iman. The letter alif comes out from the lowest part of the throat called aksaği halk. As for the letters lam and ra, they come out from inside mouth, tip of the tongue when we recite, “alif, lam ra.” Even if “alif, lam, mim,” could be a name of the whole of Al-Quran Al-Karim, it would mean that “alif lam ra” could only be a mystery of revelation/wahy that could be the name of a surah. It has also been said it is a name of Al-Quran Al-Karim. It has been added that this can be taken into consideration considering it was not sent down completely at that time. The first verse says, “tilka” – “they”, and adds, “āyātu l-kitābi l-hakīm,” – “the verses/ayat of that Wise Book.” Al-Quran Al-Karim is a book filled to the brim with wisdom/hikmat, knowledge/ilm, learning/irfan, and it is the laws and unchanging constitution of Allah Ta’ala. Everything changes, but the infinite grandeur/a’zamat and omnipotence/qudrah of Almighty Allah, along with Al-Quran Al-Karim which is the last book that encompasses all ages do not change, it cannot be changed, it cannot be corrupted, and nobody can corrupt it by no manner of means. And nobody could afford corrupting it, and nobody will be able to afford that for eternity. The minds and souls of those who are deprived of Al-Quran Al-Karim become corrupt. Shaitans visit those who stay away from Al-Quran Al-Karim, but whoever adheres strictly to Al-Quran Al-Karim, it will ascend him to Arsh/Throne and to paradise/janna, and to the highest place in jannah/ala-i illiyin. There is no doubt about that. For it is a book full of wisdom/hikmat.

Hodja recites a part of the first verse of Surah Yunus [10].

Now, let us do some exploration on the matter of the word, “hakīm.”

Wise – hakīm, clear – muhkam. The thing with which adjudication is made or judgment is given – mā bihi hukm; it has sacred meanings such as maḥkūm fīh – whose judgment/hukm is absolute.” That is, Al-Quran Al-Karim is an exalted book of Allah that is erudite and wise/hakīm, and it gives decrees/hukm. It is a book by which adjudication is made or judgment is given. Therefore, a person will have done justice when he judges himself, his belief/iman, his person, individuals, nation, state, and the world by the laws/qanun and judgment/hukm of Allah. Besides, things that are not considered justice by Allah Ta’ala are not justice, they are injustice/zulm. A justice that suits the universal and exalted principles of Al-Quran Al-Karim is universal justice. A justice that is in line with it is justice, and one that is not in line with it is not justice. That is why it incorporates divine wisdom/hikmat and judgments/hukm. As for divine verse, it is Allah’s ayat; meaning the sings/proofs that prefigure.

 

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The book is such a book that it is a wise/hakīm book, and it is clear that even the verses/ayat are wise/hakīm. The Quran is wise/hakīm. The verses/ayat of the Quran are also wise/hakīm. They are filled to the brim with wisdom/hikmat.

Hodja recites a part of the 1st verse of Surah al-Hud [11].

This book is such a book that its verses/ayat have been rendered definitive/muhkam at first, and then they were explained in detail. Janâb-i Haqq personally stated that in the 1st verse of Surah al-Hud [11]. It is a book filled to the brim with divine wisdom/ilahi hikmat. What is said by Al-Quran Al-Karim is the decree/hukm that shall befall everyone, meaning if the Quran addresses a disbeliever/kāfir and says this will happen to you, it will surely happen. If it addresses a faithful/mu’min Muslim that he will be recipient of a bounty/nimat, then he will surely receive it, meaning what Al-Quran Al-Karim says is definitive. He who has the slightest doubt has no belief/iman. Al-Quran Al-Karim is not your or your father’s scratch pad, rather, Al-Quran Al-Karim is Allah’s book. It is the book of the One who created you, me, and all the worlds/alamin. Allah creates the universe/alamin, creates humans, and Allah’s own laws are given to humans. Says, “My servant/qul! Do not be like Pharaoh. Do not burst with anger. Do not deviate from the justice and supremacy of rights/huquq. I created you, so rule over this world by My laws. Explore my textual/kitābi verses/ayat and explore the universe.” Janâb-i Haqq is telling you to stop being a Pharaoh, and says, “I created you as a successor/caliph,” to humankind. That is why Al-Quran Al-Karim is a fundamental and complete divine law that gives judgment/hukm. It is a book of guidance/hidayat for public, it has definitive decrees/hukm. Both its text and its meaning have been purified from every type of imperfection, meaning there are no short-comings or flaws of Al-Quran Al-Karim. This is a book, which is a ummul-kitab/mother book that reflects the eternal/abadi definitive/muhkam realities/haqiqa and beginningless/azali legal rulings/ahkam in a way that it is never acceptable to abrogate/naskh its verses/ayat. This book itself is a definitive/muhkam book for eternity, and it has abrogated the provision/hukm of the books before it, and incorporates the non-abrogated ones on the condition that it passes its confirmation/tasdiq and that it passes Hz. Muhammad’s confirmation/tasdiq. On this condition it incorporated the valid ones and removed the provision/hukm of the rest of them. Almighty Allah introduces the Holy Quran to the servants/qul so that they may understand it better. That is why the most excellent witness of the prophethood of Hz. Muhammad is Al-Quran Al-Karim, and it is a bright miracle. Mahkûm fih, meaning it is a wise/hakim book with every single one of these aspects and also as a whole. It is a book by which judgment/hukm is given. It is a unique Allah’s Book that has sacred merits/fazilat and is humanity’s point of pride

Hodja recites a part of the 2nd verse of Surah Yunus.

“Was there an oddness for people?”

Hodja recites a part of the 2nd verse of Surah Yunus.

“To an esteemed figure from among them,” which is Hz. Muhammad. It is said, “By sending down to him,” meaning “By sending this book to Muhammad, that esteemed figure.”

 

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Hodja recites a part of the 2nd verse of Surah Yunus.

Says, “That we revealed/wahy so that you may warn/indhar people.”

Hodja recites a part of the 2nd verse of Surah Yunus.

What is said here? Says, “Give good news of this to those who believe/iman. Warn the faithless so that they may come to belief/iman, and give good news to those who believe/iman,” but what is it?

Hodja recites a part of the 2nd verse of Surah Yunus.

There is a certain qadama sidq for them with their Rabb/Lord. Do you know what that qadama sidq is? Now, let us try to discover that. To be on the lead. See, there is a complete progressivism here. These are brave men of Allah who are up high, at the top. They are those who receive the greatest degrees/daraja, who continue to rise non-stop, and they are always on the lead. They are owners of a high position and chair. See, these are figures who are ahead, which means qadam – to be ahead. Qadam also means foot, but it represents a person who is on the lead. It also means base. It also refers to the hero who is on the lead in a race, it is also related to this meaning. Our authors/mufassirs suggest the phrase qadami sidq has been interpreted/tafsir as to be on the lead in charities, to be at the top of the list in al-lawh al-mahfuz/the sacred tablet, to achieve a reward ordained/taqdeer for the winners, a high rank and position, this is how it was explored. According to a narration/riwayat from Hasen and Qatada, they said, clearly murad/will is an intercession/shafa’ah only for our Prophet. See, Hasen and Qatada here are eminent figures who are among our eminent Islamic scholars/âlims. They said this is a verse/ayat of intercession/shafa’ah. Qadami sidq is the closeness of our Master Hz. Muhammad Mustafa, salla Allahu Ta’ala ‚alayhi wa sallam, in the presence of Allah, and the position/maqam of intercession/shafa’ah. As it will come in Surah al-Qamar [54]…

Hodja recites a part of the 54th verse of Surah al-Qamar [54].

They are in complacency in the chairs of truthfulness in the presence of the Powerful Padishah. That is the pious/muttaqi entering positions of truthfulness/sidq in paradises/jannah, and them raising up to that position/maqam. That esteemed Muhammad has such a high value, degree/daraja, and position with Allah, and he has such an exalted entrustment of truthfulness/sidq that he will intercess/shafa’ah for believers/mu’min with truthfulness/sidq. He will intercess/shafa’ah for believers/mu’min in the presence of Allah Ta’ala with truthfulness/sidq, and he will lead them to paradises/jannah, and he will be their pioneer and guide until they arrive at the position of truthfulness/sidq in the presence of Malik al-Muqtadir/All-Powerful King. Hz. Muhammad is the pioneer and guide of mankind. He is the uswa hasana/excellent model of conduct in the world, on the last day/ruz-i ceza, in the greater court/mahkamah al-kubra, and in the chair of intercession/shafa’ah.

 

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Those who say there is no intercession/shafa’ah are those who couldn’t understand Al-Quran Al-Karim. They are those who overstep the bounds of Ahlus-Sunnah. They are those who did not study in the school of Ahlus-Sunnah wa’l-Jama’ah. They studied in other schools, and they did not study in the ecole/school of Ahlus-Sunnah wa’l-Jama’ah, that is why they deny intercession/shafa’ah. Ahlus-Sunnah’s understanding of intercession/shafa’ah; what does Janâb-i Haqq clearly say in the verses/ayat of Al-Quran Al-Karim? Says, “illā bi-idhni,” – “by Allah’s leave.” According to the authority and conditions given by Allah. Intercession/shafa’ah is not for everyone, but there are those who are to receive intercession/shafa’ah, and those who will intercede/shafa’ah. Hz. Muhammad is the head of those who will intercede/shafa’ah, and those who are to receive intercession/shafa’ah are required to have belief/iman in the least, and there is no intercession/shafa’ah for the faithless. Whoever denies the verses/ayat of Al-Quran Al-Karim, no matter which verse/ayat it is; whoever denies the values, realities, and absolute decrees/hukm of Islam sent down to Hz. Muhammad, even if he denies one among them, he is faithless, and there is no intercession/shafa’ah for him because it is even forbidden to pray/dua for a faithless person, we may only work to show them the right path/irshad so that they may come to belief/iman, and we may only work to become means of guidance/hidayat. That is why Hz. Muhammad is the Prophet of mercy/rahmat, he is the leader of guidance/hidayat, a means of guidance/hidayat. Allah is the One who guides/hidayat. As for being a means of guidance/hidayat, it is Hz. Muhammad at first, and then those who follow his path.

This includes a great annunciation and glad tiding for believers/mu’min. Meaning, there is good news for believers/mu’min here because, insha Allah everybody with belief/iman will receive intercession/shafa’ah by Allah’s will and by Allah’s wish.

Hodja recites a part of the 2nd verse of Surah Yunus [10].

Disbelievers/kāfir said, “Without a doubt, this is a plain magician.” The disbelievers/kāfir have said that about Hz. Muhammad. Allah Ta’ala discloses this for these are the verses/ayat of Almighty Allah. This is because a disbeliever/kāfir only sees his own disbelief/kufr, polytheism/shirk, and hypocrisy/nifaq in the mirror, and he does not see the truth/haqq. If Allah guides/hidayat him, and that is if he uses his will/irada for belief/iman; then the earth is a free world of test, and Allah created servants/qul with rights and freedoms. Allah gave rights and remedies to every servant/qul. Allah also gave a free-will, and the earth is a world of test. So, use your mind. Do not submit your intellect/aql to the command of polytheism/shirk, rather submit it to the command of revelation/wahy. Submit your intellect/aql to Allah’s command, it needs to be at the command of divine revelation/wahy-i ilahi, meaning it needs to be at Allah’s command, it needs to be at the command of divine revelation/wahy-i ilahi, meaning it needs to be at Allah’s command. Islam and Al-Quran Al-Karim are divine revelation/wahy-i ilahi, and Islam has been revealed/wahy to Hz. Muhammad. Revelation/wahy is the commands that come from Allah. Submit your intellect/aql to the command of divine revelation/wahy-i ilahi and Allah. Do not think like philosophers who cannot think what is right, many of the philosophers have been mistaken also in the matter of intellect/aql.

 

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In the recitations/qiraat of Nafiʽ, Abu Amr, Ibn Amir, Abu Jaafar, and Yaqoub, this word “لَسَاحِرٌ” is recited as “le sihrun.” That holy word is recited as “le sihrun” in those recitations/qiraat. So, what does it mean? It means magic. What was it in the previous recitation/qiraat? It was “sāhir,” and when we say, “la-sāhir,” it means magician, but when we say, “le sihrun” it means magic. Both meanings are suitable meanings, and there isn’t a meaning that gets things out of hand. One gives the meaning, “magician,” while the other gives the meaning, “magic.”

Hodja recites the 31st verse of Surah al-Zukhruf [43].

“They said, ‘Shouldn’t this Quran be sent down to some great man from the two cities?’.” This was one of the views of polytheists/mushrik because they sought every value and superiority in richness, for it is all about materials with them. The materialist mindset is like that, they do not know about meaning, knowledge/ilm, or holy values, rather they seek everything in material and richness. The value valid in the sight of Allah is the values given by Allah. Allah equipped Hz. Muhammad with exalted values, and the greatest position and chair, along with whatever is necessary for being a complete person/al-insan al-kamil have been bestowed/lutf to Hz. Muhammad by Janâb-i Haqq. He is a murad/desired Prophet. He is a Prophet of mercy/rahmat upon the worlds, and he has been equipped with all values.

The word akāna here is a rhetorical question.

Hodja recites the 9th verse of Surah al-An’am [6].

Had we rendered the Prophet an angel, We would have surely made him take the form of a man, and We would have surely confounded those who are confound regarding his Prophethood.

See, the creation of an angel and that of a man are different, but those who want a Prophet out of an angel instead of a man cannot see the truth in that as well.

Hodja recites the 95th verse of Surah al-Isra [17].

“Say, ‘Had there been angels in the earth, roaming about in a well-behaved manner, surely We would have sent down to them from the heavens an angel as a Prophet.’.” These are the 95th verse of Surah al-Isra [17], and the 9th verse of Surah al-An’am [6]. It is essential to make glossary of a verse/ayat with another verse/ayat, and the main glossator of the verses/ayat is Hz. Muhammad, and at the same time it is hadith-i sharifs. Therefore, what is objection to the commands of Allah Ta’ala and the realities? It is a stupidity and a foolishness. One cannot object to the commands of Allah for we are servants/qul of Allah. We came from Allah, and we will return to the presence of Allah and give account to Allah. That said, Allah is our creator. We should love Allah and long for Allah with every fibre of our being and know that we are in the presence of Allah.

 

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Allah always hears us and sees us, and makes us live, we are always in the omnipotence/qudrah of Allah. We find life in the omnipotence/qudrah of Allah by the bounties/nimat of Allah. It is Allah who gives us life. That is why it is also Allah who sent the blessing of the exalted and right religion/din of Islam to the worlds/alamin and the humankind so that they may find eternal life, and it is Allah who manifested/tajalli eternal/abadi bounties/nimat with Islam. So many people are doing wrong to themselves by objecting to the wisdom/hikmat of the Real/al-Haqq. Can one object to the wisdom/hikmat of the Real/al-Haqq?

Janâb-i Haqq says the following after saying those in the exalted verses/ayat.

Hodja recites the 3rd and 4th verses of Surah Yunus [10].

Let us see what our Exalted Rabb said in these verses/ayat of the Quran.

Your Rabb/Lord is Allah, who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then rose over/istawā the throne/arsh, conducting every affair. That is, Allah declared sovereignty over the throne/arsh and all the worlds/alamin and encompasses all directions by omnipotence/qudrah. Nobody can become an intercessor without Allah’s leave. That is the prerequisite of intercession/shafa’ah, nobody can become an intercessor unless Allah gives permission, but intercession/shafa’ah will happen by Allah leave, and the one with greatest authority in that regard is Hz. Muhammad.

“That is Allah, your Rabb. So, worship Allah. Would you still not think and take heed?”

“To Allah is the return of all of you. The promise of Allah is true. It is Allah who originates everything. It is, again, Allah who will return those who believe/iman and do good deeds/amal-e-saleh in order to reward them with equity. As for disbelievers/kāfir, theirs will be a boiling drink and a painful punishment because they denied.”

You see esteemed friends, what did Janâb-i Haqq do regarding the whole universe, all its sections and galaxies? Allah subjugated the entire kingdom/mulk of cosmos. That is, all sections of the universe, galaxies, and the dominion/mulk of cosmos have been subjugated by Allah. The creator rules over the creation, right? Allah manages all affairs of the universe and directs them. Everything is under Allah’s command. Allah is the Creator. Allah gives the command olacak. Moreover, command and creation are from Allah.

 

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That is the decree/hukm and ordainment/taqdeer of the Real/al-Haqq in the meanings of governance and management. Governance, ordainment, and to manage are the Real/al-Haqq’s decree/hukm and ordainment/taqdeer of the Real/al-Haqq because the sole ruler is Allah, and Allah has no helpers or anything because Allah created everything. Allah does not need any help for anything. The creator does not need any creature.

Hodja recites the 38th verse of Surah al-Naba [78].

See, as these verses/ayat explore one another, the 38th verse of Surah al-Naba says something about intercession/shafa’ah.

“On that day none shall speak except whom Allah permits,” and those who speak will only say what is right/sawāb. That is, in here the prerequisite of interceding/shafa’ah is belief/iman. Qadami sidq is about the command about warning/indhar people and announcing good news/tabshiir, and it is about permission and truthfulness/sidq. This is about permission and truthfulness/sidq. That is why beloved friends…

Hodja recites a part of the 3rd verse of Surah Yunus [10].

“That is Allah, your Rabb.”

Hodja recites a part of the 3rd verse of Surah Yunus [10].

“Will you not then think and take heed?”

Hodja recites a part of the 3rd verse of Surah Yunus [10].

“So, worship Allah.”

Can a person worship and serve someone beside Allah?

Hodja recites a part of the 4th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

“In the end, the recourse where you will be returned is Allah, your return will be to Allah.”

Hodja recites a part of the 94th verse of Surah al-An’am [6].

In the 94th verse of Surah al-An’am [6] Janâb-i Haqq says, “Certainly, you come to Us one by one just as We created you the first time.”

See, the return is by death, which is one by one. However, when resurrection comes there is a collective return, and everybody will jump from their graves towards the realm of gathering/mahshar, and they will be brought to the greater court. With a soldier afront and another behind. Allah’s soldiers will collect you from your grave and bring you to the gathering/mahshar. There is no doubt about it, get your mind straight! Just as we were created in the world out of nothing and acknowledged our Rabb. Allah introduced oneself to us, thanks and praises be to Allah. It is eternal bliss to acknowledge Allah, and attainment of all blessings/nimat are therein, in acknowledging Allah.

You become recipient of the endless and inexhaustible mercy/rahmat of Allah the All-Powerful/al-Qadir. Is there a greater blessing/nimat for a servant/qul than knowing Allah? Get your mind straight! Some do not want to enter the Creator’s presence, and they are like wanted terrorists, they are caught and brought, and chained up in the presence of Almighty Allah. Also, people of disbelief/ahlul kufr, people of polytheism/ahlul shirk, people of hypocrisy/ahlul nifaq, and people of injustice/ahlul zulm; what is done to them therein? They are chained up and thrown into hell/jahannam.

 

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We are Allah’s servants/qul, and we need to love Allah wholeheartedly. The only Being who is to be loved is Allah. That said, we should love each other for Allah. If you are filled to the brim with love of Allah, then you will see and find the real love, and it won’t deplete, rather it will increase as you love. However, the source of love must be love of Allah, and you are to love Allah with every fibre of your being. The source of fear should also only be fear of Allah. If you only have fear of Allah, then even if there are other types of fear they have will all be removed and there won’t be other fear. So, what is fear of Allah? It is a fear for not to become a rebel, not to be sentenced to the punishment of Allah, and not to lose that love/muhabbat. It is a fear of being wary of the punishment of Allah Ta’ala. Is there any other Creator, who brings to account, who creates janna/paradise and jahannam/hell besides Allah? Allah will bring all judges and rulers to account. No matter who you are, if you are a servant/qul of Allah, then you will be brought to account. You will give your life to Azrail. You will jump from your grave and come to the gathering/mahshar no matter who you are. There is no such thing as, “I am a lord or an emperor.” That is why esteemed friends, it is the greatest sultanate to be a servant/qul to Allah. Let us be servants/qul to Allah, all advancement is therein.

nashʾat al-ūlā/is when the soul enters the body, which is our first genesis. There is also the nashʾat al-ukhrā which is the event of resurrection in the afterlife/ākhira. Allah is able/qadīr to create the first genesis/nashʾat al-ūlā and make your soul enter your body. Allah created you and created you out of nothing. Is it not easier for Allah to resurrect you through a second genesis/nashʾat al-ukhrā? That is the limit of infidel’s intellect/aql, they cannot accept resurrection by no means, which is where infidelity begins. But you should look at the soul entering the body or first genesis/nashʾat al-ūlā; resurrection is easier because it is already created out of nothing, and what is created is to be resurrected from grave, which is easier. Besides, nothing is hard for Allah anyway. That is why esteemed friends, we should do everything in our power to be a real and proper servant/qul, that is the point of the matter.

Janâb-i Haqq says the following.

Astaizu billah.

Hodja recites the 5th and 6th verses of Surah Yunus [10].

Let us see what our Exalted Rabb commands in these holy verses/ayat.

“It is Allah who made the sun a diyā/ shining light and made the moon a nūr/reflecting light so that you may know the number and account of years and determined phases for the moon.”

That is the 5th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

“Allah created it as a truth/haqq. Allah elaborates the signs/ayat for a people who know.”

No matter which learned person are you, you should know that Islamic scholars/alims of Ahlus-Sunnah have been protecting the Al-Quran Al-Karim which has been explained to Hz. Muhammad as a divine wish/murad al-ilahi through the way of narration/riwayat up to this day. That is the meaning of the Quran which Allah explained to Muhammad.

 

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Friends, our Islamic scholars/alims of Ahlus-Sunnah wa’l-Jama’ah came to this day by preserving that divine wish/murad al-ilahi in narration/riwayat and comprehension/dirayat.

The Islamic scholars/alims of Ahlus-Sunnah came to this day by protecting the riwayat/narration, and the Quran which Hz. Muhammad explained.

As for the scholars/alims of deviant innovation/ahlul bid’ah who overstep the bounds of Ahlus-Sunnah, they have certain rights and certain wrongs.

“Surely, in the successive alteration of the day and the night, and in what Allah has created in the heavens and in the earth, there are many proofs for a people who are mindful.”

Naturally, when we say those who are mindful, we refer to those who keep clear of the prohibitions of Allah, who do what Allah commands, and do not do what Allah prohibited.

That is why, our esteemed friends, we should certainly look at this: As you know, Janâb-i Haqq states that the sun is a diyā/ shining light, and that the moon is nūr/reflecting light. Allah says, “We made the sun a diyā/shining light, and We made the moon a nūr/reflecting light,” says Allah the Creator. There is an extreme brightness in diyā, there is impetuosity. Rawnaq, a soft expansion. A safa/ease and latafat/softening are the mentioned. As for nūr, it is the reflection of diyā, and its gleam, it is a light that removes darkness. Heat and burning are also present in diyā. Diyā is a light that exists by itself, and nūr is a light that occurs by reflection. These verses/ayat point out that the light of the moon arises from the light of the sun.

Hodja recites the 12th verse of Surah al-Isra [17].

We effaced the sign/ayat of the night and made the sign/ayat of the day lightsome. That is the 12th exalted verse/ayat of Surah al-Isra [17]. We can clearly understand that sovereignty and omnipotence/qudrah belongs completely to Allah, and that it is Almighty Allah who personally creates and manages the entire universe/alam, the moon and the sun you see, and the stars, galaxies, and planets. We can clearly understand these from the textual/kitābi and cosmological/kevni signs/ayat. Sovereignty belongs to Allah unconditionally, and Allah is the Creator. The sun was made a diyā/shining light, which is a first genesis or nashʾat al-ūlā, and the moon was made a nūr/reflecting light, which is a second genesis or nashʾat al-ukhrā. That is, Janâb-i Haqq reminds the matter of creating out of nothing. Nashʾat al-ukhrā has the meaning second genesis. Janâb-i Haqq bestowed a light/nur that reflects from a light source/diyā, and the light that reflects from diyā is a nūr. We made the sun a light source/diyā and made the moon a reflecting light/nūr.

Hodja recites a part of the 39th verse of Surah Ya Sin [36].

“Allah ordained certain phases to the moon.”

Arabs have calculated that there are 28 phases of the moon. There are 28 different names for phases of the moon.

 

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These are Al Sharatain, Al Butain and others.

Hodja recites a part of the 5th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

“So that you may know the number of years and the account.”

That is to subsume the points of beginning and conclusion from matter, place, celestial bodies by means of the changing of account called ihtilaf al-maqadir.

Hodja recites a part of the 5th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

“Allah did not create all that except with truth/haqq and wisdom/hikmat.”

That is, nothing in the universe/alam has been created for nothing. Janâb-i Haqq created this creation/hilkat, innate nature/fitrat, and nature/tabiat and the ecosystem therein in such a perfect manner. Moreover, Janâb-i Haqq created all of it with a complete truth/haqq and wisdom/hikmat. Almighty Allah announces this personally.

What does haqq mean? Haqq/truth, tubūt/evidence, tahaqquq/real existence, wujud/presence. It expresses the congruity between inner/anfus or subject and outer/afaq or object, ilm and malum, or what is knowledge and what is known. Let me repeat. It expresses the congruity between inner/anfus and outer/afaq, meaning subject and object, knowledge and what is known, meaning ilm and malum. Because as these are based completely on the creating of Janâb-i Haqq, they have been created with complete truth/haqq and wisdom/hikmat. Whatever has been created in the worlds/alamin, none of them have been created for nothing. Therefore, what is expressed is sometimes a thought, other times an observable object. It would mean the tahaqquq, realization, and occurrence of word, thought, execution, decision, and provisions/ahkam. Franks call the former verity, and the latter reality, on the condition that they correspond. What is meant by truth/haqq, and hikmat/wisdom is that creatures are all in a harmony with each other because it has been designed in such an orderly fashion, and the universe/alam has been created in such a beautiful manner that when you look at what is created by Allah you will see that they are all created with a different quality, and there is a wisdom/hikmat. They have been created with truth/haqq and wisdom/hikmat. That is why, esteemed friends, the wajib al-wūjūd being whose existence is necessary. Allah is wajib al-wūjūd lizatihi/existent as a necessity of Allah’s own Being. This is only for Wajib al-Ta’ala who incorporates all perfect attributes/sifāt in oneself,

As you know, al-Haqq is a name of Almighty Allah. It is a glorious name of Allah. Al-Haqq is among Allah’s proper names. Haqq Ta’ala is above all that is subjective/anfus and objective/afaq, is above all relativity; and Janâb-i Haqq dominates their points of congruity, and their wujub al-wujud/necessary existence.  Masivallah, things beside Allah came into existence by Haqq Ta’ala’s ijab/bid, for Allah’s right/haqq. That is, they came into existence because Allah brought them into existence. They are true/haqq in terms of being created by Allah and being for Allah. Pay close attention!

 

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They are true/haqq in terms of being created by Allah and being for Allah. That is because Almighty Allah is the Real/al-Haqq, therefore as they came into existence by Allah’s creation, and as they are for Allah, they are completely true/haqq. They have been created as truth/haqq, and they have been created with a wisdom/hikmat. These are wajib al-wūjūd ligayrihî, meaning they have been created by Allah’s creating, and their existence/wujud do not belong to them, rather it belongs to Allah because Allah created them.

Hodja recites the 3rd verse of Surah al-Ahqaf [46].

“We created the heavens and the earth and everything between them with a truth/haqq and a specified term/ajal.”

Everything has a specified term/ajal, and an end. Humans are born, they live and die. The heavens and the earth also have a specified term/ajal, an end. Only one without a specified term/ajal, who is immortal, undying, and living is Allah. What will Janâb-i Haqq do to us mortals/fani? Allah will give us the immortal and blissful life in the greatest paradise/jannat-i ala. As for the deniers, they will suffer eternal punishment because of their denial. There is no death for them either, everyone is mortal/fani, but what does the permanent/baqī One do? Allah the Permanent/Baqī makes everyone live. What does Allah do by Allah’s grace/lutf? On one side there is happiness, pleasure, and enjoyment in paradise/janna for the servants/qul; and on the other side they continue to suffer punishment and torment as a necessity of justice. The name al-Haqq which means that Allah is necessary existent/wajib lizatihi, has no plurals because Allah is One. The name al-Haqq has no plurals, and it means necessary existent/wajib lizatihi. In other contexts, haqaiq is used as the plural of the word haqq. Haqq Ta’ala who is the authority of all haqq huquq/rights is the only necessary existent/wajib lizatihi Being, and there are rights/huquq of Allah. See, huquq and supremacy of huquq are therein. Oneness/uluhiyyah and lordship/rububiyyah belongs to Janâb-i Haqq. There is no oneness/uluhiyyah or lordship/rububiyyah in anyone else. The meanings of these are godhood and rabbhood.  Allah is the only true god/haqq mabud or deity who has oneness/uluhiyyah and lordship/rububiyyah, there is only Allah.

Hodja recites a part of the 16th verse of Surah al-Buruj [85].

“Allah does what Allah desires.”

That is Almighty Allah.

Hodja recites a part of the 16th verse of Surah al-Buruj [85].

Meaning, Allah does what Allah desires.

One cannot object to Allah’s will/irada and omnipotence/qudrah by no manner of means.

Hodja recites a part of the 23rd verse of Surah al-Anbiya [21].

“Allah is not questioned concerning what Allah does.”

These are in the 16th verse of Surah al-Buruj [85] and in the 23rd verse of Surah al-Anbiya [21].

Hodja recites a part of the 21st verse of Surah al-Kahf [18].

“Allah’s promise is true.”

Hodja recites a part of the 12th verse of Surah al-An’am [6].

“Allah has made mercy incumbent upon Allah.”

That is in the 12th verse of Surah al-An’am [6].

Janâb-i Haqq says the following in the 38th verse of Surah al-Dukhan [44].

We did not create the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them for play.”

 

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That is, says, “We created them with truth/haqq and wisdom/hikmat. We created them as truth/haqq and wisdom/hikmat.”

Hodja recites a part of the 191st verse of Surah Ali Imran [3].

Let us see what faithful servants/qul say in the 191st verse of Surah Ali Imran [3].

“Our Rabb! You did not create this universe/alam for nothing.”

Esteemed friends, let us know our Rabb and our Rabb’s exalted attributes/sifāt well. Let us know Allah’s personal attributes/zaat sifāt, inherent attributes/subuti sifāt, actional attributes/fiili sifāt along with best and most exalted names of Allah/asma ul-husnā; let us know Allah well through the glorious Quran. Let us know the commands and laws of Allah because Almighty Allah has offered us Islam, the Quran, and its laws to us, and will bring us to account regarding them. Esteemed friends, tomorrow, the only book of the greater court on the day of gathering/mahshar will be Al-Quran Al-Karim. The whole of humankind will be brought to account regarding this Quran. There is no other decree or law. Everyone in the world interpret things at a whim, but if you are a brave fellow just try to do that therein. Just try to stand against the sovereignty of Allah; what will you say to Allah therein? Though you will say, “Send us back so that we may learn this Muslimship again, and become completely different Muslims,” yet it will be over. Al-Quran Al-Karim has been warning us already. Al-Quran Al-Karim has been warning us already so that we may not go there before it is all over, before we are all chained up, before we die faithless; let us die with faith/iman. It has been warning us already so that we may attain Allah’s eternally blissful paradise/janna and beauty/jamal. O humankind! Let us wake up! It will be a shame if we don’t, we will lose the mercy/rahmat and be sentenced to punishment, it is as clear as that.

Hodja recites a part of the 5th verse of Surah Yunus [5].

Janâb-i Haqq elaborates the signs/ayat for a people who know and understand, for a people who are ahlul ilm. Janâb-i Haqq explains all textual/taqween-i and cosmological/tanzil-i signs/ayat in with all their details. Societies, nations, and state are crucial in scientific development, developing its branches, and achieving progress through these cosmological/tanzil-i knowledges. Knowledge/ilm and learning/irfan should be given importance. Since Al-Quran Al-Karim came from Allah, Arsh-i ʿAlā and the Sacred Tablet/Lawh al-Mahfuz; The greatest university on earth, which is University of Quran, should be founded. Its name should be University of Arsh-i ʿAlā and Lawh al-Mahfuz. A university of supernatural and divine book should be founded, and this should be explored from a to z. The textual/kitābi verses/ayat should be discovered. The cosmological/kevni signs/ayat should also be discovered. Islam and the glorious Quran; ilm, ilm, ilm from cradle to grave. Read, read, read. Allah commands pursuing science and discovery. That is why…

Hodja recites a part of the 6th verse of Surah al-Yunus [10].

Whatever Allah has created in the heavens and in the earth…

Hodja recites a part of the 6th verse of Surah al-Yunus [10].

There are many signs/ayat for a people who will abstain from evil/ittiqa, who will know the delicacies and avoid harmful things, and it is necessary to study.

 

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The sun, the moon, other stars, celestial bodies, diyā/shining light, nūr/reflecting light, quantity, orbit, movement, laws of gravity; what does Janâb-i Haqq regarding all varieties of existence? Allah shows these to us through the order which Allah established by creating them personally, and states that they need to be studied by us, by humankind. Allah says study them.

Hodja recites a part of the 6th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

In this regard, one cannot destroy something as bright as sun by deny and neglecting things like the verses/ayat of the book or the cosmological signs/kevni ayat. You will discover them easily if you look at the verses/ayat of the book and the cosmological signs/kevni ayat through the light of keen vision/firasat of Exalted Allah Ta’ala. Look at the cosmos through the light of keen vision/firasat, look with belief/iman because if you look with denial, look by associating partners/shirk, and look by doing injustice/zulm, then you won’t succeed. So, do not forget this ever.

Hodja recites the 7th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

“Surely, those who do not expect to meet Us, those who are pleased and satisfied with the worldly life, and those who are heedless of our signs/ayat exist.

Hodja recites the 8th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

“Their destination is hell/jahannam because of what they earned by their own hands.”

Hodja recites a part of 9th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

Surely, those who believe/iman and do good deeds/amal-e-saleh, their Rabb will guide them because of their belief/iman.”

Hodja recites a part of 9th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

“Streams will flow at their feet in the gardens of bliss/jannat-an naim.”

Hodja recites the 10th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

The supplications/duas therein, meaning the supplications/duas of those who are in paradise/janna is, “My Allah! You are the most Exalted.” Their greeting is, “salām”.

So, what is the end of their supplication/dua?

Hodja recites a part of the 10th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

The last part of their supplication/dua will be to give thanks/shukr by saying, “Praise/hamd be to Allah, Rabb of the worlds/alamin!”

Because there is pleasure upon pleasure, peace upon peace, bliss upon bliss in the greatest paradise/jannat-i alā, it is an undefinable abode of pleasure and enjoyment.

 

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What prepares us to it? That is only the religion/din of Islam, Al-Quran Al-Karim, and Hz. Muhammad. That said, it is Allah (c.c.) who personally brought these forth. That is why those who have no desire to come to the presence of Allah, who do not feel the desire of beauty and grace/husn-e-jamal, who do not miss Allah, who don’t want to see Allah; the point is: o woe to them! How ungrateful they are! How deviated they are! How they have dived into the darkness of disbelief/kufr. O woe to those who do not miss Allah, who do not wish to see Allah, who think they will be in the presence of Allah in no way; how they have ruined themselves!

Janâb-i Haqq says,

Hodja recites a part of the 7th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

Those who deny our meeting/liqā, meaning those who do not desire to come to the presence of Allah. O woe! O woe! Just look at their situation! Those who do not feel the desire of beauty and grace/husn-e-jamal…

Hodja recites a part of the 7th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

And those who are pleased/razi and satisfied/mutmain with the lowly and short worldly life.

That is, they are all about the world and they say, “What is afterlife/ākhira?” Never! Never in ever! They say that, and they don’t lust for the beauty/jamal of Allah, they don’t think they will ever come to the presence of Allah and give account.

Hodja recites a part of the 7th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

“Those who are heedless of Our signs/ayat,” and there are the verses/ayat of the Quran as well as the signs/ayat in the book of cosmos, and those who never read these are mentioned as “those who are heedless of Our signs/ayat.” My beloved friend! Don’t you ever become heedless of Al-Quran Al-Karim! Read the verses/ayat of Al-Quran Al-Karim and study the signs/ayat of the universe. Know that you are in the presence of your Exalted Rabb, and never forget! Whether you are heedless or yearn and burn with love/muhabbat of Allah, both will be brought to the presence of Allah. Everybody will come to the presence of Allah. Some will come filled with love, and others will come as marauders; they will be caught and brought as an unjust/zalim who used to rebel against Allah. Which one do you want? Think, which one is it that you want? I do not want to be deprived of my Rabb even for a single moment. That is why the fellows who love Allah said, “I want you.” The arifs/learned people, walis/friends, and those in whose heart burn the fire of love/muhabbat of Allah said, “O Rabb! I want you!”

They do not see no money, wealth, position, chair, paradise/janna, or hell/jahannam; they only want the pleasure/riza and love/muhabbat of Almighty Allah. Some people are obsessed with denial! Woe to them! Do you know about the evil you are doing to yourself? We should study and explore the Quran as well as the book of cosmos. The world should stop being obsessed with worldliness from now on, and mount on the world and use it in the way of Allah justly, with a complete justice, mercy, and compassion. Use the world in the way of Allah and do not let it use you. That is what Islam wants. Islam does not want you to use  broken things, wearing worn clothes, sitting in spider filled holes and only count beads and do tasbīh/glorification. Tasbīh/glorification is the name of performing jihad with truth/haqq in public. Is there an obstacle in your heart or in your tongue? Tasbīh/glorification is in every service; heart, soul, tongue, and body does every beneficial work, which are the tasbīh/glorification of the body. Good deeds are the tasbīh/glorification of the body and the soul. That is why you should pursue benevolent deeds in society, with truth/haqq, in the fields of jihad; and you should be in the centre of society right in the field in a heroic manner, pursuing good deeds, knowledge/ilm and learning/irfan.

 

 

 

 

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Al-Quran Al-Kareem – Tafsir (Exegesis) Lesson 339

On the 11th to 14th verses of Surah Yunus [10].

 

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

Be in knowledge/ilm. Be in learning/irfan and compete in doing benevolent services. “Subhānaka allāhumma,” what is being said? “O Allah! You are Exalted! O Allah! You are Great! O Allah!” There is a glorification/tasbīh here. There is an unconditional peace/salam and greeting/salāmat here which has attained satisfaction/ridwān, passed ayn-ul-yaqeen type of belief/iman and attained haqq-ul-yaqeen type of belief/iman.

Hodja recites a part of the 10th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

Their greeting is but a complete salām, which is and an unconditional salāmat. Eternally, there is nothing that one does not like.

Hodja recites a part of the 10th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

The end of their supplication/dua and intention/niyya is…

Hodja recites a part of the 10th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

Truly.

Hodja recites a part of the 10th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

That is the pleasure of a praise/hamd which means a special expression of respect for the giver of bounty/nimat, that is to give thanks to the omnipotence of the giver of bounty/nimat. That is a level of perfection, which is not about being obsessed about bounty/nimat, rather it is about giving thanks to the possessor of the bounty/nimat. So, what is it? It is to believe/iman in Allah duly, to serve Allah duly, to learn about Islam correctly, and do the necessary in the correct manner. It is to practice the Islamic fiqh, exoteric/zāhiri fiqh, esoteric/bātini fiqh, exoteric piety/zāhiri taqwa, esoteric piety/bātini taqwa, godliness/wara‘, and detachment/zuhd and achieve gnosis/maʿrifa. See, we are being shown the goals of perfection/kamal, and the inexhaustibility of the bounties/nimat along with the fact that the pleasure/riza of the Real/al-Haqq is above everything else. So, do not forget about the giver of bounty/nimat. Fish are in the sea, but they do not know of the sea. Pay attention! Fish are in the sea, but they do not know of the sea. It will not be like that, and do not forget that true satisfaction is in meeting the giver of bounty/nimat! To attain beauty/jamal, pleasure/riza, and the ultimate meeting/wuslat; even though there are no flaws or needs in the paradise/janna, and there is no obligation of worship/ibadat, still you will see that the greatest taste is in showing respect to Janâb-i Kibriya, which is takreem, and in declaring incomparability of Janâb-i Kibriya, which is tanzih. There should be glorification/tasbīh and praise/tahmīd of Allah, pleasure is therein. They will reach a completely different felicity/saadat by receiving tahiyyat and salām from the angels and Allah. You may ask where can one live that pleasure in the worldly life? A like of it is prayer/namāz, you can experience this pleasure in five times of daily prayer/namāz. If you perform the prayer/namāz in a sincere and virtuous manner by augmenting quality, then you will experience this pleasure in the world, in the prayer/namāz, and in the Quran. When the meaning of Quran encompasses you, your heart will start taking it in, and thereby occurs a pleasure, desire, and opinion/ra’y. You cannot get enough of it when the meaning of the Quran encompasses heart, soul, and self/nafs; it is no less than pond of abundance/hawd al-kawthar of paradise/janna, it is more than that because it is the utterance/kalam of Allah, it is Islam and Al-Quran Al-Karim which prepare you to paradise/janna, and the leader and guide of that is Hz. Muhammad (asw). That is why you should perform the prayer/namāz correctly, with pleasure, and don’t you ever miss a single time of prayer/namāz. You may perform it on a mountain, perform it in the plains, perform it in your apartment or shop, and be in the presence of Allah everywhere, you cannot get enough.

That is why you should not forget that the world is a play and enjoyment! Ignorant people who hasten to watch this play and enjoyment can only perform it when someone offers, and they do it compulsorily. They do not take pleasure in their prayer/namāz, and they do not supplicate/dua to Allah or worship/ibadat Allah before they are in difficulty. This type of people cannot attain the pleasure of their religion/din. However, they need a lot of showing the right path/irshad, and they should be guided/irshad. It is necessary to show them the right path/irshad by the glorious Quran’s lessons of the life-giving light.

 

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Let us try to understand Al-Quran Al-Karim correctly everywhere in the world. As for the knowledgeable/arif they take this as a pleasure and a journey/miʿraj, for prayer/namāz is a pleasure and a journey/miʿraj. It is an ultimate union/wuslat with the pleasure/riza, grace/lutf, forgiveness/maghfirat, and mercy/rahmat of Almighty Allah.

Hodja recites a hadith-i sharif.

Hz. Muhammad (asw) says, “Prayer/namāz is the light of my eye.”

Hodja recites another hadith-i sharif.

“Prayer/namāz is the journey/miʿraj of believers/mu’min.”

That is why, what should Muslims do at the end of each supplication/dua and worship/ibadat? They recite Surah al-Fatihah. Habits, be wary of your habits in the world! Everyone will die with their livelihood and mental states they grew accustomed to. You will die with whatsoever kind of mental state you got accustomed to, and you will be resurrected with it, and you will come to the gathering with it. Don’t you die with bad habits! Get rid of your bad habits, remove bad morals from yourself. Try to live with a complete purification/tazkiyah and education/tarbiya of your soul/nafs, and try to live with Islam, with good morals, with a good faith/iman, and with good deeds/amal-e-saleh and try to earn a mental state like that. Die like that, and come to the gathering/mahshar like that, otherwise it will be a pity. Some people are carried to hell/jahannam while others enter paradise/janna, and they are thrown upside down into hell/jahannam, which is surely a pity.

Hodja recites the 11th and 12th verses of Surah Yunus [10].

“If Allah were to hasten in giving evil to people as they hasten in seeking good,” See, if Allah were to give the punishment of evil right away, for Allah gives the rewards of good acts immediately. If Allah were to also give the requital of the sins and evil deeds we commit immediately, then Allah would have brought their specified time/ajal right away. Allah would have concluded the matter and would not give a respite or a term. However, We those who do not expect to meet Us alone so that they may wander blindly in their transgression, and they think that hopping, jumping, dancing, and singing in wealth, property, fortune, and a life of pleasure is a profit. They take denial as a gain. They take polytheism/shirk for a gain. They worship themselves and take it as a gain. These lead to gradual destruction/istidraj and Azrail will take you away while you are in that state. He will take you away even if you are a general, a lord, or a shepherd. It does not matter at all. People are primarily accountable, and Islam has been offered to humankind by Almighty Allah. If you do not care, then Allah will not care at all, but why? Allah knows what to do, and the justice of Allah is manifested/tajalli. Allah knows which punishment to give for which sin and knows whom to give endless and boundless favour/lutf. Allah knows which holy favours/lutf to give for belief/iman and good deeds.

“When a hardship befalls a person, he prays/dua to Us lying, sitting, or standing,” says Janâb-i Haqq. “And when We remove his hardship, he goes away as though he had never prayed/dua to Us for the hardship that befell him.” Says that what they do appears beautiful to those brainless. Their evil deeds have been made fair seeming to them, and from then on they consider evil good and wrong right, and they call right wrong.

 

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What did they do with their reason, sense, and will? They used it for evil. They had intellect, sense, and will, but what did they do? They used it for evil. They used it in the command of disbelief/kufr, polytheism/shirk, hypocrisy/nifaq, and injustice/zulm. They are polytheists/mushrik, unjust/zalim, and guilty/mujrim.

Esteemed friends, may Allah not make us among those who fall into that situation.

Hodja recites the 13th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

Almighty Rabb said the following in this exalted word, kalam, verse/ayat: “Truly, many people of generations before you, even though their Messengers had brought them many documents, We destroyed them because of they did wrong/zulm and did not believe/iman,” says Janâb-i Haqq.

Hodja recites a part of the 13th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

O humanity! Submit to your Rabb’s command and obey, or you will be destroyed. This is what Janâb-i Haqq says, “This is how We punish the sinning lot.”

Hodja recites a part of the 13th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

Hodja recites the 14th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

“Then, We made you successors/caliphs on the earth after them. We will see how you will act.”

That is, they have been placed into a test field. Allah created them as successors/caliphs. That is why a successor/caliph is a person who bids Allah’s command, do the necessary, and rule by Allah’s decree/hukm. That is those who live under Allah’s sovereignty, at Allah’s command.

Hodja recites a part of the 2nd verse of Surah al-Mulk [67].

In the 2nd verse of Surah al-Mulk [67], Allah says, “To test you to see which of you does better deeds.” Life is but a test, and the questions of this test and all answers are in the Quran. The questions of life are Islam, and the answers to all the questions of life are Islam. The lessons of the real life-giving light are the lessons of Islam and the Quran.  That is why one should earn Allah’s appreciation and liking. If you earn Allah’s appreciation and liking, then Allah will present you eternal bliss/saadat and gardens of bliss/jannat-an naim. You are presented eternal bliss/saadat and gardens of bliss/jannat-an naim when Allah Ta’ala is pleased/razi with you at the end of the test.

Hodja recites a part of the 26th verse of Surah Yunus [10].

What is being said here?

Allah says, “Those who did best will have the best rewards and extra.” Islam is the best, and its reward is the best reward. That comes by earning the pleasure/riza of Allah. May Janâb-i Haqq make us among the servants/qul who earn Janâb-i Haqq’s pleasure/riza and beauty/jamal.

 

Time Stamp: 19:02

 

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