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Episode #: Two
Episode Title: Creation Of Aadam (AS)
Date: Day 02 of Ramadhaan 1432, August 2011
Speaker: Mufti Ismail Ibn Musa Menk of Zimbabwe
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All praise is due to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala blessings and salutations upon muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we ask Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala to bless him and to bless every single one of us and we ask allah subhanahu wata’ala to accept from us the first fast that we have fasted and we ask allah subhanahu wata’ala to accept from us the second taraweeh ha that we have engaged in as I said it comes with a lot of sacrifice the month of Ramadan is a month of sacrifice and it comes with really a lot of self-discipline and control we cannot eat what we want in fact we will not eat anything through the day and outside the Ramadan we would be grateful to allah subhanahu wata’ala to say Ya Allah if we could abstain from that which was permissible for your sake than to abstain from that which is prohibited is far more simple by the will of allah subhana wa ta’ala and also if we can engage in 20 extra raka at as is the case here with us for the sake of allah subhanahu wata’ala then the five daily Salawat is not much we ask Allah to Granta strength and we ask a lot to open our doors for indeed this is a month where it is said yeah but he’ll hi react bill oh you who once goodness come forward and o you who intends evil go back so anyone who wants goodness allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala draws them closer and closer in this month this evening i will continue from where i left off last night and as you know it was a the introduction of the series that we have commenced with and i had ended where we were making mention of why is it that that the stories of the previous prophets are made mention of and i made mention of one point and i’d like to go further but before i do that it is important for us to highlight where we got the word stories from sometimes it does not sound appropriate to use the word stories when it comes to the quran rather we’d say the lives of the prophets someone might say we’d rather say something else but if you look at the words used in the quran allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala says to rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Firpo so silicosis allah allahumma thank you own so narrate to them Vitas the stories in order that they may ponder so these stories are narrated to us for what reason that we may ponder and we may learn a thing or two rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was told in the quran one man cool Tavi journey with poori is not a ‘no you are not there o muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at that mount when we called out to musa alayhi salaatu wa salaam but how did you know about it we informed you about it we are fortunate that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala has informed us as well about it as I said yesterday if it was not for revelation we would never know what it was so we have selected the word stories because it is the closest in fact in Surat use of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala says right at the beginning nanana pezuela Inka San Lucas OC be Mahina we are narrating to you the best of stories in that which we have revealed in this Quran so that is the best of stories so allah calls it a story now if we look at why or some of the other reasons that these stories are made mention of it is in order to be a consolation and a comfort to muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and to anyone who wants to carry out that work what does this mean Allah says in the Quran what cool and swirling come in you know Suleiman was happy to be food addict what a caffeine he’ll help oh what I worry about – I think in meaning and each time we mentioned for you a story of those of the past it is in order to comfort you to grant you strength to strengthen you to be a form of consolation for you when you know the stories of the past you will be able to relate to what is happening now in your midst and indeed in this Quran the truth has come as a reminder for those who believe so we ask Allah to grant us a reminder from these particular stories now let us commence from the beginning of creation right at the beginning Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala created the pen and he told the pen write whatever is going to happen up to the end that was the instruction of allah subhanahu wata’ala how exactly it happened we do not need to know why do we say we do not need to know because there are certain things that our brains and our minds are incapable of understanding we will never be able to understand in the same way that the other creatures have a brain according to their capacity and they feel that they are sophisticated and they feel that they have improved so does man man feels he is so improved and he has eyes can you see what we call the unseen and says no we believe that they are Jin kind can we see them the answer is no we believe the angel come and go can we see them the answer is No which means our eyes are restricted to a restriction placed by Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala so there are certain things if they are not in the Quran we will not need to know them if they are not in the correct Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu will not need to know them however there are certain narrations known as rewired Israa alia the Israel II new ayat who is Israel Israel is the Prophet Jacob may peace be upon him he was also known as Israel yaqoob alehissallaam now there are narrations that have come to us via the people of the book more so the Jewish clans and tribes who were there at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu Salam and before so those narrations how do we treat them because we find them people have read them and as I said yesterday there are some similarities between all these revelations there are three types of these narrations one those which the Quran or the Sunnah have negated and disagreed with those we would throw them out completely secondly those which the Quran has confirmed or the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has confirmed those we will take him not because they were found in the ayat Ezra alia but because they were found in our narrations and they were found to be in conformance with what the prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam brought and the third type of narrations are those where the quran has not said anything the sunnah has not said anything about it it is not negated no is it confirmed for those we have a policy we say lan was at the koala no cadlib we neither believe it nor do we disbelieve it we hold it we might read it it might create a little bit of information in our minds but we neither believed nor rejected we do not actually need to know those details so this is something very important Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala created the angels and then he created the jinn kind very interestingly he created another kind known as the Bing kind even a kathira he may Allah makes mention of this in one of his books Alby daya when me haya which is the book that I’ve mainly used for this series as well so he says in there that there was a sir creature or creatures of allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala known has been the bin and they were on the earth and on the earth they created chaos and havoc and so on so Allah sent the jinn to deal with the bin on earth so the jinn came in and they dealt with the bin and they overcame them and overpowered them and destroyed them completely and who was the head of the jinn and one known as Iblees one known as I beliefs so he was very very proud of his good deed this is why we say a lesson drawn from this whenever you do a good deed don’t let it make you arrogant and think I’m holy I’m pious the other one is nothing no we do not judge books by their covers number one and number two no matter what level you are on look at those who are above you and tell yourself I have not got anywhere yet may allah subhanahu wata’ala grant us goodness and there is a chance that those who might appear to be lower than us they might overtake us a long meaning very very far they will be ahead of us at some stage so if we are to talk about them thinking that these people are below us who knows Allah might create a day when they will overtake us so what happened to beliefs he became very proud he was so happy so happy that whenever the people whenever the those in the heavens were addressed he was addressed as one of them he used to be addressed as the angels you know I like to give the example of a donkey and I say when people have come to visit you the whole community came and they came riding on their donkeys you say the community came to visit us but you didn’t say their donkeys also came because the donkey is part of the community it’s come and it’s now come to you you don’t make mention of it so when Allah speaks of malaya Iike I beliefs was also included in it it beliefs was also included in it but he was not from amongst them he was just included because he happened to be a good person like nowadays we say oh he’s such an angel or she is such an angel and so on do we really mean they have joined the ranks of Jubilee their hands says no but what we mean is they are very good and so on so he was good at the time then allah subhanahu wa ta’ala thereafter informed the angels of something very important in surat al-baqara imagine right at the beginning of the quran allah is speaking about it very interestingly what is called Mukul mela Ekati in ninja enough in Aldie hanifa and remember when Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala Europe told the Angels that I am creating a Khalifa on the earth I am creating a Khalifa on the earth what is the meaning of a Khalifa it has two meanings two important meanings one is one who stands in the place of someone else or one who assumes the position of another important so that is the first meaning Khalifa they say this person is a khalifa of rasulullah sallallahu selim that was abu bakr as-siddiq radiyaallahu anhu they called him who laugh at those who came and assumed the position of the other and they continued the work so that is the first meaning the second is more appropriate one who succeeds another those who come succeeding one after the other so think about it carefully the Angels they don’t die the jinkind Allah knows but they live very long they don’t succeed they actually live very long but everything on earth what happens to it it has a lifespan and it continues Adam alayhi Salam came and after a while his children continued he was gone his children went and others came then they were gone and their children came we are here we will go after a while so we are only here for a period of time this is also known as Khalifa one who succeeds another we have succeeded those before us and those after us will succeed us that is also the meaning of Khalifa so when Allah says in a jar you know fil ardi halifa I am putting on the earth a Khalifa it would also mean those who are coming one after the other they will not last until the end of the earth but they will come one after the other so immediately the angels they they uttered something they said at a July Lovi ha may have said o V ha why as we could why not no no Sammy Ruby ham dica whoa no condi silica oh Allah are you going to create someone and place them on earth who are going to cause chaos and they are going to spill blood and they are going to do a lot of damage on the earth and yet we are here we are declaring your praise we are worshipping you what did Allah say in the Alamo man a moon I know that which you do not know knowledge is with Allah Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala had a purpose to create adam alayhis-salam it’s important for us to know this purpose and aim because we have succeeded them we are now on earth adam alayhi salatu wassalam is no longer alive here with us so we need to know why is it we were created so Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala continues this discussion is so beautiful it is mentioned in surat al-baqara and Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala says thereafter that he created Adam let us spend a few moments how he created Adam alayhi salatu wassalam the Quran uses several words it uses the word Torah it uses the word clean it uses the word Sol Sol it uses the word hammer in must known what are these words one is dust one is soil one is clay and one is the dark clay so why all these words are used for the same creation because it is depicting different stages in the creation of man let us move further amazingly and interestingly Allah took dust from the earth and that dust was taken from different parts of the earth and you and I know that the soil on the earth is different colors you have red you have slightly lighter color you have a darker color you have different shades of brown and so on so there were different shades and different colors and he took these from different parts of the globe from the valleys from the mountaintops from the sandy regions from the rocky regions and so on and Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala put it all together this is why in mankind nowadays we use that we use the word jeans not referring to those hipsters that people will know the jeans within man what what we understand if it is in your genes if something is in your genes there is a likelihood that it will be passed on to your children hereditary so Adam alayhi salatu wassalam was created from different types different colors and different qualities so from his progeny there are different colors and there are people who are easy to get along with people who are very difficult to get along with people who are hard core strong powerful and people who are weaklings allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala grant us the middle path and allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala make us from amongst the best so allah subhanahu wa ta’ala created all of them so differently and this is why we have different colors and this is why we have different shades different attitudes and different characteristics and characters we ask Allah to grant us the best of all and we ask Allah to open the doors for us in our offspring and we ask allah subhanahu wata’ala to have mercy on us at all times so allah subhanahu wata’ala then speaks about how he created this man do you know that the narrations make mention of the fact that allah subhanahu wa ta’ala first had this dust and then he added water to it it became soil and then he shaped it up it became clay and he left him he left it for a while and then he speaks about the word used in the quran is kalfa ha alpha ha meaning the pottery the clay of pottery why does he say similar to the clay of pottery but not exactly the clay of pottery because for the clay of pottery heat is used for men no heat was used subhanAllah no heat was used so if Allah said the clay of pottery it would mean heat was used but he says similar to that clay of pottery because there is one thing missing Lajo acaba so allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala thereafter he left men now what was the size of Adam alayhi salatu wassalam very interestingly the narration says c2 Nadira and 60 feet now what is a foot a foot one would say is about roughly from your elbow to the top or to the wrist and so on so one might say roughly thirty centimeters however may be the feet at that time might have been one meter so he was either sixty meters or he was either if we were to calculate it with sweet 18 meters either way he was huge just imagine allah subhanahu wata’ala created adam alayhi salaatu wa salaam and the hadith says Hallett allahu allah allahu allah t he Allah created Adam upon his image now what is meant by this ask the Christians they give you a totally wrong answer they’ll tell you it means man was created on the image of God stuff it Allah that is wrong it is simple to understand when me and you were born how are we created a little sheep began to multiply and thereafter the form was given slowly but surely but with adam alayhis-salam it was different Allah created him on his image from day one which means he was already big he already had size he already had eyes that is the meaning of creation in his image not the image of Allah but Adam was created in the image of Adam holy in those meters he was already an adult when he was created so this is the meaning of it we must never be confused and think that you know they say Jesus came in the form of God Stav it Allah that is totally wrong it’s a mistake according to us we cannot discuss that matter with allah subhanahu wata’ala because we would need to see him and none of us have so it when it comes to Adam alayhi salaatu wa salaam allah left him and when allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala left him for a period of time he had a certain very very pious very pious being who was known as he beliefs who happened to think now why he’s a lot doing this you know I went on the earth and I sorted things out on the earth and I went to engage in such great acts of worship and here we have Allah creating someone else so he began to look up and down and he’s literally monitoring this creature and he’s trying to look and see and survey and take a look at what’s happening and he seen the size and he seen the belly he seen the stomach when narration says when he checked it’s Hollow he says oh I know I can control this I know laia tomalak you know what that means he is not consistent this man will not be consistent will be able to push him this way or that way and he already made a promise before the rooh or the soul was blown into Adam Ali you find the police making a promise he looks at this this more or less a statue which is now lying and he says no if I have an opportunity I’m going to lead you astray and if you are made to be higher than me I’ll never follow you this is what the police says from that time what was the sin the sin was he thought he was too holy this is what it is this is why let us be careful llahu akbar when allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala has granted us the acceptance to fulfill salah let’s not think we’re doing him a favor wallahi we’re doing ourselves a favor and let’s not think we’re better than the other who knows that person might be sacrificing much more than us in a different way and they might be closer to allah subhanahu wa taala than us so this issue of becoming too holy or feeling that I am it what does it make us do may Allah protect us it might make us look at others with an inferiority meaning that they are inferior to us we would have a superiority complex so to speak may Allah protect us that’s what happened – he beliefs so any police looked at this he was very very upset and angry and he made his promises then allah subhanahu wa ta’ala began or he blew Viru or the soul into adam alayhi salatu wa salam and where did it start from very interestingly it started from the top from the head so the most honored the most honored organ that we have is the brain that is what distinguishes us from the rest of creatures we have a brain Allah gave it life first before everything else then as the soul came meaning as the life began to come everything was turning into flesh and blood flesh and blood from soil it was becoming flesh and blood and the brain came alive then the eyes came alive and Adam alayhi salatu wassalam suddenly opened his eyes mashallah imagine what must have happened an adult opening his eyes granted full knowledge Allah says in the Quran while Asma I could we taught adam alayhis-salam the names of everything so we brought everything that was in creation and we told him this is a tree this is a stone this is a mountain so on so he was already taught he was not like us when you born and then you slowly learn and you learned to say Allah and then you learned to say something else and then you learned to say daddy and mummy no it was not like that with Adam alayhi salatu wassalam he already knew the words and the names of everything and Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala speaks about that in the Quran so as his eyes opened he saw the fruits of Jannah he was in Jannah he was in a place that we don’t know we haven’t been in yet may Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala grant us paradise so in his eyes opened he was so happy he’s seen all his fruits and so on he already understood what it was and what happened as the soul was blown and it was the life came into his nose in his mouth he sneezed he sneezed so sneezing is a sign of goodness it is a gift of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala which protects you from illness that is a sneeze so one narration says the angel said o Adam thank Allah so adam alayhi salatu wassalam says alhamdulillah he says alhamdulillah all praise is due to allah this is where we get it from all praise when you sneeze you should utter all praise is due to Allah so the narration makes mention of how Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala responded to him that Allah has had mercy on you or Adam hence what happens when we hear when we sneeze we say alhamdulillah if we hear someone say alhamdulillah we should say your hammock Allah we should say Allah has definitely had mercy on you that is the beauty and this is where it started and this is where it came from so as life came into his hands he stretched out to get what amazing amazing he stretched out to get what what he was seeing he was seeing the fruits of Jannah so he’s stretching out but life had not yet come unto his his legs so he couldn’t get there and this is why the Quran says holy cow sano mean agile and in another place Allah says what can I do man was always in a rush always making haste look at us how do we treat life life is like this much so to speak from this point to that point and we try to get as much as we can between this point and that point and we want to fill it as much money as much knowledge as much this as much that let us hope that we as Muslim in can get as much taraweeh in today and as much Quran in today and as much sacrifice him to there and as much obedience of Allah him to there so that by the time we get to the other point we can be granted entry into Jannah as we mentioned yesterday may Allah open our doors so very beautifully allah subhanahu wa ta’ala makes mention of how man was always in haste then allah subhanahu wa ta’ala after he created adam alayhi salatu wassalam he instructed the angels to prostrate that prostration was not to worship him but only in order to recognize and to acknowledge his status his status was raised higher than all of them so allah says to recognize that status prostrate what is bullying malory cat is judo Lee Adama facade jadoo in Lebanese and remember when we told the angels to prostrate to Adam they all prostrated immediately besides the beliefs now why didn’t he Allah makes mention of it in so many places in surah al-baqarah he says I BA was stuck bara what can I mean al caffeine he refused out of arrogance and he became from amongst those who were disbelievers this was the first sin being committed against allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala the first sin he refused out of arrogance so what is the meaning of arrogance istic Mar the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that arrogance is not when you wear good clothes or when you drive a good vehicle no it is when you reject the truth and you despise people look at that translation so beautiful whenever anyone rejects the truth they are proud they are arrogant whenever anyone despises other people they are proud they are arrogant remember those two because a lot of people don’t understand the meaning of pride you look at a man mashallah in good clothing and you say look at that uncle he is proud stop fiddling that statement of ours is actually pride may allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala grant as a deeper understanding because the Sahaba of the allahu anhu asked the prophets of allah a salami rasoolallah when you say lad who lool gentlemen Conniff it’ll be missed Allah Hobart him and her Dannemann cable that nobody will enter Jenna if they have got even a Mustard’s weight of pride in their hearts we like to a good clothing we like to have a good conveyance the prophets of allah the salem says no that’s not what is pride pride is when you reject the truth and when you despise people so he beliefs was the one who showed that pride and arrogance in another place in the Quran Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala says can I mean al jinn professor Kern Amira be he was from amongst the jinn kind you see he was not from amongst the Angels Allah says he was from amongst the jinn now the Malaika the angels were created from nude from light and the jinn were created from a smokeless fire that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala makes mention of even in surat ar-rahman and this is why there was a difference between them and where did this difference show it showed when man was created now the two were differentiated and then Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala says to Adam alayhi salaatu wa salaam in fact before that Allah questions of lease Mammon erica’s doodly mahalo people to be at the year what is it that’s stopping you from prostrating to that which I have created with my own hands Allah says what is it that is stopping you from prostrating to this that I have created do you know what he says he says and a fire on me no jalapao any means jalapeno meal clean I am much better than him you made him from dust and you made me from fire how can i prostrate to him he must prostrate to me who is he now let us look into our lives as we said we want to draw lessons from this we don’t just want to mention the history the lesson is never underestimate the next person never don’t think this man is poor this man is not good-looking this man is like this or this woman is like that what she has this and she has that so I am better not at all wallahi we are taught and nurse who sawatya caste nanomesh people are equal like the teeth of a comb you seen a comb and its teeth we are all equal exactly like that when it comes to access to allah subhanahu wata’ala allah loves you as much as he loves me he’s waiting for you to turn to him as much as he’s waiting for me to turn to him so nobody should think that no one is better than the other may allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala open our doors and here we are speaking of the personal thought if we feel that someone is pious where someone is closer to allah subhanahu wata’ala that is different but we are talking about feeling that someone is inferior and feeling that someone is lower may allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala never ever make us from those who look down upon other people so allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala speaks about how this beliefs refused and he is debating with allah and he told allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala in a heart any ill i am in Okayama if you give me respite up to the day of judgement the day when everything is going to come to an end then I will show you laughed and he can do riittää who in Culina I will lead astray all that progeny that you spoke about that will follow him except a few who are those few allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala makes mention of them in a body lay sallekhana insult on those who are my true worshippers you will not have any authority over them or bliss you won’t be able to handle them or to control them so let’s take a look at what happened when Adam alayhi salatu wassalam was now standing and subhanahu wa’ta’ala taught him all the names allah subhanahu wata’ala told him to go to the angels and he was told to greet the angels this is a narration which is correct and it’s authentic in sahih al-bukhari he went up to the angels as instructed by allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala and he was told to tell them peace be upon you assalamu alaykum when he greeted them they greeted him back while alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah so this is our greeting you see where we get it from and this is why even the the previous nations or those who have the other books the people of the book they are also taught to greet in a similar way but a lot of them have lost it to the highs and the bys and the yos and what have you Allah protect us yes this is what has happened we used to have a yo-yo when we were young it’s a little thing that goes down after that we heard them cutting it in half and giving it to you as a greeting Aqaba may Allah open our doors really we have a beautiful greeting may peace be upon you for your information do you know what it means it means I guarantee you I won’t harm you because if I am saying may peace be upon you from what from my harm so I’m not going to harm you this peace from me so we are friends basically we are together and this is why it is hypocritical to greet a person and say peace be upon you and then behind his back you are busy stabbing him and so on allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala safeguard us this is why in a narration the prophets of allah the salam says i do Luka Mahalo a marine either for Al to move to a bottom of shoe Salama by Nicole should I not show you that which if you were to spread it properly it would come it would spread the peace and the love between you what is it as Salaam the correct greeting in the proper way without hypocrisy we ask Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala to make us from those who can love one another solely because we share la la la mohammed rasoolullah sallallahu Sandlin so Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala speaks of this and how he beliefs may the curse be upon him already did this and then Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala says tell those angels the names of all these things and Allah brought all the things in front of the angels so Allah asked the angels first do you know the names of these things and they said we don’t know what Allah knows Allah knows we don’t know so Allah says yeah Adam oh I won’t be home be as my him Oh Adam tell them the names of these things and Adam alayhi Salam began to recite this is a tree this is a stone this is a mountain this is this this is that the angels were shocked they were short they were amazed things they didn’t know Adam alayhi salatu was-salam knew this is when they said oh Allah you are the knower of the unseen and Allah says I know that which you don’t know didn’t I tell you but there is something else that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala referred to as well when he said I know that which you don’t know let’s get to it bliss was very very angry he already made his promises and now what happened Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala says what can I add a mosque on there was a you can generate our cooler meandher rather than a tumor while at afforable harish adhirata fat akuna mina volley mean we told Adam alayhi salatu wassalam that you can dwell here with your wife and you will live in Jannah with her have what you want eat what you want do what you want but there’s one thing that I don’t want you to do and that is that tree you don’t eat from it the one tree you don’t eat from it now one might say well why is it that Allah decided that he wants to have prohibitions someone asked me why did Allah create the pig if he doesn’t want us to eat the pig good question when you have a mathematics test do they only teach you addition you have subtraction as well llahu akbar do they only teach you multiplication you have division as well so you know how to go this way you know how to go that way you are tested this way and you are tested that way there is a different part of your spirituality that is enhanced when you engage in kama in fulfilling the commands and there is a different part of your spirituality that grows when you have stained from prohibitions llahu akbar that is Allah so Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala kept one thing and what we learned from this now is most of the things are permissible besides a little list just like there everything was permissible besides one item now there is a question how did Hawaa or Eve may peace be upon her come about it’s a very interesting question and it has a beautiful answer according to some of the narrations adam alayhis-salam was the only species the only of his kind mankind 1 there was no one else naturally he was feeling lonely lonely because the angels there are so many this they are so many me I’m only one so he used to want company he used to ask Allah for company something that would grant him comfort one day when he got up he noticed someone looking very similarly what do we learn from this a woman was given to a man as a gift after great prayer mashallah so we ask Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala really to make us from those who can appreciate that and who can understand this because many people forget this and they don’t realize that this woman was actually a gift but let me quickly also remind the sisters live your lives in such a way that you are like a gift not a burden I mean so Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala says that this Adam alayhi Salam had hawa standing right next to him and the Quran says at the beginning of Surat Annisa Allah makes mention of how he created a woman and he says we created from him meaning from Adam his spouse his wife which means how world now there are certain people who are embarrassed and they say no we weren’t created from man well why be embarrassed we were created from dust from soil at least you were created from something which is already living akbar subhan allah there is nothing embarrassing we are there right now talk of where we are now this is history no need to deny a sahih hadith and no need to deny a verse of the Quran clearly it says this in the opening verses of Surat Annisa that Allah created man and then he created a woman from the man so the hadith of abu huraira of the allahu anhu in sahih al-bukhari makes mention of the rub of adam alayhi salatu wassalam there is nothing wrong with being created from a rib and when the hadith speaks about how a rib is bent and how the top of it is bent and if you try to straighten it you might crack it so be very very careful how you treat your women I think a lot of the women don’t understand that hadith and they take it personally and they take it wrongly they think it’s an insult to Allah it’s not all it is it is telling the men folk that be careful how you handle the women be very kind to them be very tolerant and be very very patient with them because if you want to straighten them like a pun you might end up cracking them which is true you can’t have your wife exactly as you want no no two human beings are the same not at all you know when I was young we were always told the five fingers are not the same one day my dad came along and he says well if you make an effort they can all be one you see you need to bend one and change the other one and do this to the other one then you get all of them in one line so it means an effort is required for us to be on par there is a give-and-take may allah subhanahu wa ta’ala grant us goodness then there is the issue of Iblis who thought of his plan he was sitting in general there he is watching his seeing look Allah made one prohibition I promised Allah that I’m going to come to Adam the thing is he knows me and Allah warned adam alayhis-salam allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala warned him and Allah says watch out for him please let him not take you out of the goodness you are in llahu akbar while are you free Jan koum Amin al Jannetty Fatiha be careful that he doesn’t take you out from all this goodness that you have in this garden here because then you will be unfortunate you will be very unfortunate if you fall into his trap Allah says in ellika a lot I do avi how Allah Allah of my movie how a la tapa ha you will neither be hungry in it no will you ever need clothing you won’t be naked in general no will you ever be thirsty and you will never ever get tired there is nothing so Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala says enjoy and join as much as you want the only thing I want you to do is to make sure that you’ve understood the the enmity that this one has against you the enmity that this one has against you understand it and he has promised he’s going to lead you astray be careful so now one day bliss goes after some time he goes to Adam and he says yeah Adam I don’t look I’ll shatter or till only one moon King liable ah look at what plan he used he says Oh Adam can I show you the tree that if you eat from it you won’t die you won’t die at all you’ll have life forever and you will have lots and lots of belongings that will never stop you’ll own absolutely everything you’ll King liable ah you will have so much Kingdom that it won’t even finish so Adam alayhi Salam turned to him that’s the mistake you don’t turn to Shaitaan Allah says in the Quran what emails ever nikomina shape or Nina’s war festival when Shaitaan when you feel the slight whisper of shape and immediately seek the protection of Allah against Satan when you feel the whisper don’t even have bad company don’t even go in that direction don’t even want to listen to him immediately throw it out and say uh only below him in a shape and regime this is what Allah says so if he please manage to get the ear of Adam and Adam alayhi salatu wassalam heard it and he tried again and he tried a third time and a fourth time after some time Adam alayhi salatu wassalam he decided together with his wife that now let’s just have a taste of it what are we going to lose we have a taste why because he now had forgotten that it was prohibited where do we get this from the Quran says while ekkada I hid in Allah Adam America Banu venecia well am natella who has and we had made a promise with Adam before but he forgot about it and we did not find him to be resolute what is the meaning of resolute he did not make a firm intention to sin and to transgress against Allah we found when he did what he did it was not intentional he made a mistake it’s clear in the Quran this is why yesterday I said that the prophets of Allah they did not intentionally commit sin they did not commit sin they were protected by Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala in the case of Adam alayhi Salam there’s a hadith in sahih al-bukhari where he meets moosa alaih-is-salaam and he says o musa may peace be upon them all he says you Allah has spoken to you and he has chosen you to be spoken to you went to kill that man you’re talking about me how can you blame me for something that Allah had already decreed prior to my creation and he made it part of my creation for me to get onto the earth and musa alayhi salam was quiet Allahu Akbar that is a narration in sahih al-bukhari that is made mention of so we don’t blame Adam alayhi salatu wassalam it was his it was supposed to be in order for him to come unto the earth a question that comes up many people think that it was Eve it was hawa may peace be upon her who was the one whom Shaytan had conned there is no evidence for that that is just something that people say in order to try and blame women and they all say well the woman was the first one who sinned and the woman is the one because of her we are all astray and so on there is no concrete evidence neither in the Quran nor the Sunnah in fact the Quran speaks about Iblees talking to Adam Paula Adam I do look he said Oh Adam can I show you then Allah says I can I mean the two of them ate together that’s what Allah says so why blame one the other may allah subhanahu wa ta’ala grant us the ability to take the blame when it is supposed to be on us because we all sometimes want to lay that back on someone else we learn from this that whenever it is our fault just admit it don’t try and pass the buck on to someone else just to blame them so that we can come out scot-free so Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala says they ate from that tree and when they ate from the tree do you want to know what happened Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala says for by that Lahoma so to whom are whatafuck I say fannia lima Muroc engine immediately as they ate their private parts began to show and they ran to the trees of Jannah and the leaves of Jannah and they tried to cover themselves Allah said moments ago that you will never be you will never need clothing because your private parts will not show and Allah says you will not need this and you will not need that but once they ate from the tree they began to feel the need to cover themselves that was the first thing they were now full of shame they were ashamed of their deed number one and number two is they had to cover themselves and then Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala says beautifully in the Quran this is going to be the last point for this evening Allah says fateh ali khan amir alhabi Kalamata Fattah bali adam alayhi salam received certain words from Allah so Allah forgave him after that what were these words powerful words the first time in the history of existence someone was taught how to seek forgiveness that act of worship known as tomba and forgiving repentance it was never ever engaged in before no never Allah taught it to Adam first this is when the Angels were in shock once again now we see this is an act of worship that nobody has engaged in before Allah taught Adam alayhi Salam a few words so he received those words and immediately he uttered the words what did he say Allah him and his wife both of them they said a banana well in lambda field on our tour ham na Nana Coonan amin al-husseini the two of them said o our up o our up we have oppressed ourselves we have wronged ourselves and if you are not going to have mercy on us if you are not going to forgive us we are going to be the losers here Allah so forgive us your Allah and Allah says we forgave him immediately what do we learn from this we learn from this this man one of the most powerful acts of worship that man can engage in is it still far repentance asking for forgiveness because that is what man was made for man was given the free will but unlike the angels who do not have the ability to sin man has the ability to sin but he’s asked to abstain from it and wherever he has fallen he needs to immediately ask Allah forgiveness this is why so many places in the Quran Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala says o mankind those of you who have oppressed against themselves never lose hope in my mercy I will forgive all your sins all that is required is for us to ask Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala to forgive us so it’s important we learn the lesson there are four things required when we want to ask allah’s forgiveness firstly to admit the sin secondly to regret over it thirdly to ask allah to forgive it and fourthly to promise that we will not do it again once those four conditions are met nobody needs to know your sin not a single soul between you and Allah it is wiped out Lajo don’t have a doubt in your heart and in your mind may allah subhanahu wata’ala grant us the ability to understand those four conditions and may he make us from those who can fulfill it inshallah we will continue tomorrow and inshallah we ask Allah to forgive us our sins and we ask Allah to open our doors until we meet again with the continuation we say
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Dr. Mufti Ismail Menk is a Zimbabwean scholar from Harare, Zimbabwe. He has been named one of The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the world in 2019 by The Muslim 500 Book. He currently has a combined online following of more than 8 million. As of 2019, he is the Grand Mufti of Zimbabwe.
He obtained a degree in Shariah Law from the Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia. Following this, he studied at Darul Uloom Kantharia in Gujarat, India. He holds a Doctorate of Social Guidance from Aldersgate University.
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