A Juz A Day (6th): Fulfilling Our Commitments

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Surah An-Nisaa – Justice and Mercy

Injustice should be spoken about
Unjust statements about Allah’s Prophets and chosen
– Musa
– Maryam
– Easa
Consequences of injustice = loss of blessings
– But not all were bad people!
The Prophets of Allah were warners and bringers of good news
Extremism is injustice
Ends with ruling of inheritance

Surah Maidah – Fulfilling Our Commitments

Begins with “Oh you who have believed” and repeats 16 times out of 89 in total
Fulfilling contracts is part of faith
Some contracts that are binding on us as part of our faith
– Sanctity of the kabah and rituals of Hajj
– What we eat
– Who we can marry and build families with
– Wudu and purification and everything above it
– Standing up for justice
Remember what a great favor and blessing this contract is
Bani Israel and Christians not living up to their contract
The Prophet [SAWS] is sent to Jews and Christians as well
The delusion of the “Chosen nation”
Consoling the Prophet (“don’t be sad…”)
All divine laws were sent to be implemented (part of the promise)
The Shariah is our divine set of laws, we have a distinct identity from others
Easa and Maryam

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Are all the window human estate on the regime? Bismillah Ar Rahman Rahim hamdulillah salatu salam ala rasulillah. While early he was having chemotherapy surgery was in the Emory hospital Dr. Melissa Nia Coco Lee robina. Santa Santa. Okay nada, nada Santa Monica La Jolla.

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Welcome to the

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Judah day presentation today on the six years of the Quran. This six Jews that we have today with us has the last part of Surah Nisa, Susan, Lisa is the fifth surah of the Quran. And then the

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in the majority of the sixth surah which is sort of told me that these are the two sutras that we have today with us sordidness that we had discussed, you know in some detail yesterday, and today we will spend most of our time discussing pseudotumor ada subroto EDA, just like certain neasa is a Medina era. Revelation is Surah that was revealed after the prophets Allah Salim and left maca and rent in Medina. In fact, pseudotumor EDA is the surah that is, according to the majority of the scholars of tafsir. It was the last surah reveal to the prophets of Salaam. The last In fact, the last major sutra that was revealed to the prophet SAW Selim was surah to ADA, and pseudotumor. He

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does the name comes from the very last part of Surah majda that talks about Isa and SLM and his disciples How are you? How the disciples of Isa al How are you? We're wanting a man that Amina sama a a

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table spread that was sent to them from the sky. And that is in the tradition of the Christians The Last Supper. That is something that actually comes in the seven years we'll talk about that tomorrow but that's where the name comes from. pseudotumor either. I shall on how used to say that this is the surah of halal and haram the surah that details matters that are halal and matters that are Haram in fact in the Surah Surah Kuma as we will see 16 times Allah spawn of Allah says yeah, a un Latina amanu all you who have believed, and this is you know 16 out of the 89 times in the entire Quran, which goes to show you that it's a significant portion of the Quran commands that begin with

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your your livina amanu are in this surah. So, it is a very significant

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part of the Quran from that aspect from the aspect of rulings what is halal? What is haram? Let us though start at the beginning of the just at the beginning of the journey, which is, as I mentioned the last part of certain Nyssa. And if you remember from last time, we had said that certain the theme of certain Nyssa was justice and mercy, the establishment of justice and how we should be people not just being just and giving people their rights, but trying to go above and beyond, you know, demonstrating mercy for all people in this same the same under the same topic, the last part of sootel Nisa, we find the same topic there as well. The topic of justice and mercy in sort of

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unnecessarily means copy, paste that here, there we go at this idea, or this just begins by practicing law, your humble law whose job is to email Kali Illa man volum akan, Allahu Semyon Allah, God does not love the utterance

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of evil words, except in the case of someone who has been wronged. And God hears all and knows all this is that injustice, or injustice, excuse me, should be spoken about, it should not just go unchecked.

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If it goes unchecked, and there's this left without being addressed, then it becomes normal. And when injustice becomes normal, then the whole society people at large are to be blamed for that. So this is something that the Quran mentions that it should be spoken about.

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Other times, you know, like, if people are mentioning things that are, you know, unpleasant shouldn't be mentioned, because unpleasant things publicly should not be aired. These are

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matters that there's no good that comes out of it. But unpleasant things like injustice need to be shared, and the one who's sharing it shouldn't feel bad about it. Now you have a local Jehovah's, so we'll call it 11 loulan. They shouldn't feel like if their nature isn't to share what has what what is unpleasant with the people, because that's a good natured person. They shouldn't feel bad when feeling when sharing injustice, because it should be spoken about. Also the last part that speaks about unjust statements made about a lost profits and the chosen ones of a loss pantalla for example, Allah says,

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Yes, I look a little kitabi unto the Zilla, Allah him Kitab Amina sama, the People of the Book asked you to bring down for them a book from the sky. Okay. Now this is ironic because the prophets Islam is sending bringing them a book from the sky, that is the Quran. But what they want is they want like a magic trick, something descending from the sky. And then it's very interesting because the next surah speaks very much of them wanting a table spread of food descending from the sky.

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Now, last month, Allah says this is not, you know, this is not how people who are rational, who are looking to believe that is not how they make demands of their profits. But unfortunately, this was the, in just

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the injustice that musala salam faced as well. When Allah says for caatsa Aloo moussaka, mettalic, they asked Moses, they demanded a greater than the greater thing than that, for all arena law. What was that greater thing even more audacious? They said, show us God face to face. Okay.

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This is an a statement from people who are fine trying to find an excuse not to believe their desire isn't to commit their faith and act upon their fair faith. Their desire is to create a smokescreen, and distractions until the point is forgotten. Or it's so convoluted that it's not even.

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It's not even relevant anymore. But alas, potluck cuts through all of that noise and says, This is not the statement of those who want to believe about Sonoma Valley. In fact, this is an unjust statement that they are making about a prophet of Allah. Because similarly they make a made unjust statements about Miriam and his Allah. Okay, what do you call three McCauley Maria, Maria, Maria, Bhutan and Avi Ma. This is specifically referring to Bonnie Sarah L. By the way, the people who made that claim, asking musala salaam to show them God face to face was Bani Israel, the same people that Moosa saved and here the people who are supposed to but Maria Maria Salam is from Vanessa L. But

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these very same people, well, it would be good for him according to him, Allah Maria, Ma, Bhutan, and Avi Ma, they denied the truth, denied the Prophet prophet of, of Sri salam, and uttered a monster slander against married claiming that she had, you know an affair which is a blasphemous statement. Look only him again also being an unjust to a solid solid. No one's been spared here in cotton and mercy har ee seven Mr. Mr. rasulillah, we have put to death the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the Messenger of God, and this is said, you know this, I see her Isa Maria rasulillah. This repetition is done at a loss parlor is trying to show the mockery of their tone, how they're

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actually trying to mock the fact that inside s&m is a prophet of Allah, the Messiah, the Son of Mary, all of those that this repetition here shows a type of mockery that they're trying to make of Isa Salaam,

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WA Nakata Lu but Allah says do not kill him, while masala boo nor did they crucify him, what action should be held at home, but it only seemed to them as if it had been done so Allah Allah raised him him but Rafa who Allahu la God, God raised him towards himself. What can Allahu Aziz and Hakeem and Allah is almighty and all wise Allah is most capable of doing that, if a luck have created us from a drop of fluid, and the last one that could bring a Salah Salaam, by his the mere utterance of his word is not easy for Allah to raise a Salah Solomon's alive from this world and spare him the difficulty, the situation that he was in, of course, it's not difficult for Allah, Allah Samantha

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says about this incident the crucifixion, which is

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The central tenant of Christianity, he says in the Medina philosophy he left a shocking man who, and those who differ in this matter are in doubt concerning it. And this is so true. The crucifixion is still a matter of debate how it happened when it happened, the grave who went there? You know, did he come in? All these questions are still questions that don't have definitive answers in Christian theology. And the loss has about them, Marla, whom became in the element in the run, they have no definitive knowledge about it, only following mere conjecture, Nakata lujah clean and watch for a fact is they certainly did not kill him, I saw this. So this is something that Allah Allah very

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clearly highlights for us. Our belief in Allah Salam is that he was raised by Allah, they did not kill him. He was not crucified, but somebody else was put on the cross that was made to seem to them that it was a solace and I'm and those who think that this is somehow a act of divinity, he said as I'm being on the cross themselves are not really sure what happened. They don't have definitive knowledge, it is merely conjecture.

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This is something last part Allah mentions about the understatements that the prophets of Allah like musala salam, like a Salah, Salah, the chosen ones like Madame la Salam had to deal with from their own people. So this is the unfortunate This is the irony that as a person tries to do good, they are unfortunately, recipients many times if not frequently, of the most vile accusations, the most unjust statements, and this is how things happened with the best of them. musallam eSATA salah and Maria Mata Hassan M. Consequences of injustice, injustice has consequences but we live in a minute Latina hadou harana la him tell you about and or Hey, let let him have you thought about him, and

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sebelah he kathira because of the wrongdoing wrongdoings of the Jews, we forbade them certain good things that had been allowed to them before and for frequently are having frequently the barred others from God's path from stopping people from believing in Allah. Believing in alleged revelations, I'm stopping people from accepting a Salah Salaam as a true prophet of Allah. I'm stopping people from following the musala psalms law as it was supposed to be followed. It was all these sins piled up and as a result of that it was a loss of blessings. This is something that's important. That is what happens to us as well. If we are continually engaging in injustice, we will

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also suffer a loss of blessings if you're continually engaging in sins we are also going to suffer a loss of blessings This is something that happens in llama Rahim Allah be unless Allah Allah have mercy on us. So it is a warning. This is a recount of history but also a warning for those of us living in the present, that this could happen to us as well. Also, look, Allah says the more Riba know who and who

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they.

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One of the reasons why they were barred the blessings that they enjoyed was was taking interest work on who and who while they had been forbidden to do so. Well, actually him, Marlon, NASA bill Belton, and devouring people's wealth wonderfully ripping people off cheating people, exploiting people, all of these things were injustice, and all that injustice led to a loss of blessings. But as is the Quran style, Allah always mentioned that not all people were bad people, lest we generalize less to me generalize and say, well, they were all this and that, and it's not true. That's not what it is. And that's why Allah mentions luck in the rasa hoonah federal women home, but have to those of them

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who are firmly grounded in knowledge. Okay, there were people there in benissa in who were firmly grounded in knowledge, and they were believers, who will truly believe in what was revealed to you and to reveal what was revealed to before you, and those who pray regularly and pays the cat and believe in God in the last day, we will surely give them a great reward. This is talking about people of the Jewish community who were around the prophet SAW them and they believed in the Prophet but also the Jewish people back in the time and all of these in justices were committed. They were good people. They were not all bad people and this is the fleurons wave describes.

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Critics criticizes when criticism is warranted praises when praise is warranted. generalizes to make a point, but also highlights the exception

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Because exceptions are just as important, the prophets of Allah Allah Allah mentions in this passage towards the very end of certain itself, he will mention the prophets of Allah and then also conclude with a little bit of a ruling, the prophets of alarm mentioned here. We have sent revelation to you or prophet as we did to Noah and the prophets who came after him or hyena, Illa Ibrahim I was Marilla is have the wire hobo and melty. We are Isa you will use our Haruna Suleiman Athena the Buddha, the Buddha, we have, just like it was sent to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac, Jacob and the tribes, the tribes are the sons of yaku, the 12 tribes of bunnies that are in the 12 sons of any of

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yaku. One of them is Yusuf, and from that comes the tribes of Bani Israel, to Jesus to Jo, Jonah, Aaron, Solomon and David, to whom we gave the Psalms are also done. La Casa de la Kevin abou Rasulullah not so symbolic messengers that we have told you about messengers whose stories are mentioned in the Quran, and others who are not mentioned the plant their messengers were sent to all parts of the world at all different times in history. Some of them are mentioned most of them are not kalama lo most at Lima, and especially Allah highlights his chosen one musala salaam and God spoke to Moses directly, okay. The messengers were sent Rasulullah mobis shereena when they were

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Warner's and Bringers of good news, mourners of the punishment of Allah Bringers of good news of Allah's grace, his salvation is His mercy, mobile shooting, bringing good news, one one video in giving warning, so that Li Li akuna, Allah nasya the law you have jetan Bard apostle, so that mankind would have no excuse before God, after the coming of the messengers, after the messengers have come, after the revelation has been sent, then humanity has a compass for morality. And that is what you know, no one could say a lot has left us here on this world without any guidance without any direction. No, the messengers and the revelation they brought war that indeed, and it's the last

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choice by the way to end the idea of messenger ship. It was his choice to end it with the Prophet saucer. It was his choice. And Allah is no question about his choice. We are questioned about our actions. Well can Allah who as is a hakima, God is mighty and wise.

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The prophets were winners and Bringers of good have good news. Last month, love warns against

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extremism in fate cave. He says, all mankind the messenger has brought you the truth from your Lord. And so believe for your own good for me no hydrological. If you believe it's for your own good, no one else is going to benefit you will benefit. Well, in fact furu and if you deny the truth, that no that Allah to Allah belongs all that's in the heavens and the earth. And Allah is God is all knowing and all wise.

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extremism in religion is very, very dangerous. Yeah, Helga Vila de Lu fi Dini, calm all people have the book, do not go to extremes in your religion. What are the who are lucky enough to say nothing but the truth about God? Okay, don't because of your affiliations because of your prejudices, go to extremes and misrepresent or misconstrue the truth? The truth is in namale, mercy Who are you serving Omari? Mr. Rasulullah he will Kadima to the Christ.

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Jesus, the son of Mary was only a messenger

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of God and His word can read to marry a spirit from him. Okay, whoa, whoa, men who he was the Messiah. He was the one the son of Mary. He was the Messenger of Allah He was his word, aloha Illa Maria, a word as in Allah saying Be and he was a word for men who was a spirit from him the soul of a Salah salon was from Allah, and he brought the spirit of the revelation back to life. But I mean all we learned he was holy, he so believe in God and His messengers, while at the Hulu serata. Don't say three don't say there is God the Father and the Son and the Holy Holy Spirit. into Ohio law come into Ohio law calm the system, it will be better for you. In Nam Allahu Allahu wa in

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The law is the one and only God. This is the heat one and only Allah. The inside Islam is His Messenger. The rule is jabril la Salam who brought this revelation but then all three are together as one God, the cyst, it will be better for you to say that. So baja nahu a akuna, Allahu Allah, his holiness is far above from having a son, Allah, Allah, He does not be fit him to have a son or a child of any kind. If he had a child how is a lot different than a human being then lahoma is similar to a muffin out to Him belongs whatever is in the heavens, and whatever is on the earth a loss. Allah is the owner of everything, the creator, everything. He isn't a member of it. Just like

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we are members of this earth. We have kids know Allah is the owner of it, the creator of it. Walker favela, who Akita and Allah God is sufficient as a guardian.

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The

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the idea of

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extremism in faith is it leads to injustice, it leads to bad practice, or a malpractice misunderstanding of the faith and mis application of it.

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Again, the surah concludes with the law saying all people, you have received a jacumba no matter have become clear evidence from your Lord. And we have sent to you a clear light, whether whether Dinesh is asking, asking about a Roman who is referring to

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a Salah Salaam, being you know, his spirit is from Allah rule from mental game, and also rule or rule with the L. The spirit refers to jabril and Assam for he is the one who brought the revelation to resign. He's the one who brought you know, the word of a lot Gordon to Miriam, and he blew it into Maryam. So that is both aspects are there. Well the one tip again, yeah, you know, so people, you have received clear evidence from your Lord, and we have sent down to you a clear like unzila in a murrumbeena that is how Allah describes our religion, it is a clear light, how can the clear light put people in darkness? How can it make us do something that is irrational? How can our religion

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that is a religion that is a clear light, make us do something that is a you know, a very dark thing? This is a very important description of our our faith is under na na coonara mobila you've sent down a clear light to you give the ayah Surah ends with a very important ruling of inheritance, which is about what's called a kilala a person who has no direct heir there there has nobody above them no father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, and they have no inheritance, no son or daughter what happens in their situation last battle explains the ruling there. And he says you weigh in Allahu Allah come and tell the law God makes things clear to you, lest you go astray so that you

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don't go astray. And he knows law has knowledge of all things when law of equality Shay in early

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this is a very important idea that the commands of Allah the rulings of the Quran and the Sunnah the Sharia are meant to be a way for us to be things for things to be clear to us. It's a way for us so that we don't go astray. And that is a beautiful segue into sloten muda. The sutra of halal and haram you know the Surah Nisa ends with a ruling and Allah saying this is done so you can be guided Surah majda has rulings after rulings

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16 times your levina comes in it and that is again to show that this is how guidance is attained. This is how you know we attained the straight path and salvation in the next life. It's a beautiful transition into sort of my either how to sort of buy them again Yeah, you know or mobile or food.

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leavers fulfill your obligations.

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Oh, food bill, food.

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fulfilling our contracts is part of faith. That is what it is Alphaville report olarak is a contract me sign or we agree verbally, or it's a word that you give to somebody or It's a promise that's made to somebody. All of that is an act. Everything there is an obligation. The theme of certain Merida is fulfilling our commitments. We're going to Sharla instead of doing the theme just produce we'll do theme of now Surah Surah because it's a little bit easier.

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As now the split between multiple surahs going forward. This theme of this surah is fulfilling our commitments to all commitments to Allah commitments to people. Okay? And this is why the surah begins with all believers fulfill your commitments of all types give it some commitments that Allah mentions that are binding on us as part of our faith our commitments to Allah subhana wa Taala as part of our faith is the idea of the sanctity of the Kava and the rituals of hajia you are loving the new law to Helloooo sha Allah do not violate the sanctity of God signs the sacred months the sacrificial animals, the animals well in garlands indicating that to be sacrificed. these are these

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are clear signs or clear

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you know, shy they are clear

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markers of the rituals of Hutch, okay, the rituals of Hajj and Umrah which is actually a ritual that is from Ibrahim Ali Salaam. So upholding the sanctity of this upholding the sanctity of those rituals is part and parcel of our commitment to our fate. The rituals of Al Hajj and the sanctity of the garba game are part and parcel of our commitment to Allah is what we can eat and what we can't eat. Whoa Rima hermit la cometa to a demo Allah McKinsey's, you are forbidden

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alma mater, which is dead meat roadkill. What dumb blood well last year, pork Okay, any anything from the pig whether it is its meat or his flesh, or both meat and flesh the same thing where it's bones or skin all of it is considered to be impermissible impure. Okay, Mama Oh Hillary, Lady law heavy any flesh which is which the name of other than Allah has been invoked upon, while moon Hanukkah to add creature that was strangled and then died It was makuta to a creature that was killed by a blow a while motor on dia to and a creature that was

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you know, mocha is killed by a blow or because it fell down or something and an accident, while mutata dia to an A creature that was gored to death when he had to, or have eaten by a wild animal. Well, my uncle is saburo in Lima, the Cato saving that which was made lawful to you by slaughtering properly while it was still alive by my Adobe Harlan nossob. And what's been slaughtered as an altar? Well under stocksy, mobile Islam and using divining arrows. divining arrows was a way to you know, it was a way to seek a good luck it was a way to seek how to make decisions. These are all superstitious practices our religion throws them in the garbage because they are garbage there is no

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such thing. It is destiny of Allah it's the color of Allah

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all of these types of food that's mentioned before is food that is impure and impermissible

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either because it is at its core impure like pork or blood or because something happened to it that shouldn't happen like a roadkill or an animal that was you know, beaten to death or killed by a blow or in a fall like a halaal animal say like a cow or something. Right? All of these are rulings that are mentioned here. And because these are important parts of our commitment to our feet, you are what you eat as they say so we eat what's pure we eat what's good we eat what is excluded by this list everything else right my Yes or no? No. kamada Oh hell Allah home.

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They ask you what's been made lawful for them? Oh, hell, La La como de but all good things have been made lawful to you. Meaning everything other than what's mentioned as Haram is halal for food, okay. Everything is halal, unless it is made haram and that is our commitment to our faith. That is our commitment to Allah Allah that is us upholding our end of the contract and then Allah will uphold his end of the contract which is a yo ma to lacantina calm or Atman to Allah come near Mati will lead to LA como esta Medina. Okay. That is today I have completed

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Your religion for you, and complete my blessing upon you have chosen for you Islam as your religion, right? A lust blessing is completed upon us when we practice our faith. And part of that practice is what we eat. This is important. This is not trivial. We don't just like trivialize this matter, we take it seriously. And what we understand is that what's Haram is less and what's halal is much, much, much, much more, whatever is not mentioned is hollow, okay. So it's a very beautiful principle of our faith. Also, what is mentioned here is who you also consider still talking about what you can eat is what baramulla vena cava, hello, la como tamako Hello loan, this is a matter of some sort of

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contention, the food of the people the book is lawful to you and your food is lawful to them. The details of this obviously we cannot discuss right now. But this is an eye of the Quran because believers have always lived in proximity to the people of other scripture, located particularly the prophesy Islam and Medina and historically our you know, civilization with many more, many, many parts of our civilization or our countries have been in proximity with other a whole keytab. So this is a way to build bridges among the fates. We don't agree on theology for sure, but we can agree on food and come together over food as a way to bring people closer together and give them the power to

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Alice pantalla as well. Okay. So that idea of food as mentioned there, and also an article talking about all good things have been made lawful to you, okay, ie all things are halal. All halaal things are pretty bad or good. also speaks about who we can marry and build families with okay. While masana to me the minute the chase believing women, while masana domina Latina woman publikum and the chase to women, of the people who were given the book before you, okay, are lawful to you so we can build a Muslim men can marry a woman of a Christian or Jewish faith. Given that she is more Sanath, she is a chaste woman.

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She is someone who is chaste, and either at a Muna Ravana, giving them their doubters, the laws of Islamic marriage, the principles of it are implemented, and you marry them neither committing fornication, nor taking them as mistresses. It shouldn't be like a fling or something. This is a real marriage, a real building of a family. And if that's the case, that it is permissible, if that's not the case, that is impermissible, Allah knows who is using these ayat, to mess around and who is using them in their true spirit. The idea is, though, last month, Allah mentions to us as part of our contracts, who it is that we can build our families with. And this will come actually

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insert a new more later. So number 24 for and shouldn't be taken in isolation. This is one part of the puzzle. The other part of the puzzle is in Surah, number 2024 sort of nor where Allah speaks about what should be the priority of the person who's trying to build a family, right?

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tayyiba to the umina with the one a little you but the righteous men and women should marry each other. Okay. So if this is the complete picture that's painted, that men and women believers should marry good, righteous people have the same faith to try to give their faith and give their kids particularly a clear identity of faith. But it is permissible in the, in the tradition in our scriptures to marry somebody from outside the faith for men, as long as they are not been, you know, not being used as mistresses, there is no fornication there and they are chaste believing women of their faith tradition. That is there. A lot of Okay, a part of our fulfilling contracts. Of course,

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these are detailed I have a lot of, you know, details. I am skimming over them in sha Allah, okay.

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And yes or no translation, I'm using the translation from the dotnet This is way to do a better translation is actually on quran.com but of the highly professional Abdul Halim, but unfortunately conceal dotnet doesn't have it and I like to reference the Quran like this where I have the ayah and the transition next to me, that's why I'm using them zillow.com and the best of those and zero net is this wahiduddin Khan translation. So that's what I'm using right now in Sharla. Okay, whoo and purification. That's great.

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Part of our contract with Allah subhanaw taala yeah are you are loving Armando either come to Isla sala de Falco Silla would you have Kuma ADA,

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believers when you rise to pray, wash your faces and your hands up to the elbows, wipe your heads and wash your feet up to the ankles. This is the pillars of law. All right? This is something Allah mentions in this ayah This is called iron booboo. And the idol ends with Allah saying ma UD the love Julio gr la la caminhada. I actually will do talks about we'll do it we'll do talks about taking guzzle a full bath, as we will do talks about if you cannot take a lesson or a bath, you have no water then you can make diamo Cave

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for time mammals identify a bug take some clean sand and rub your faces and hands with it. But then I will do concludes with talking about why do we make will do and this is the Quran style, when Allah tells you what he tells you also, why why are we making although Allah does not wish to place any burden upon you. Well, I can you read all you thought hirako He only wants to purify you, when you when you take money.

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And perfect his favor upon you, La La Quinta Sharon, so that you may be grateful. The reason for us making Lulu purifying ourselves, praying everything that builds on top of all those like the smallest thing here, the first part of this puzzle. Everything from that starts with Lulu is so that it's not supposed to be a burden. It is only meant to be a purification physically and spiritually. And once we have attained this purification physically and spiritually, then that is a loss perfection of his blessings upon us. And that is what this ayah refers to. of contracts that are binding upon us commitments that are binding upon us. We will do and purification and everything

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related to and purification is a commitment of our faith. And that is done not to burden us but to purifiers. Allah mentions also that this is a blessing what guru Namah de la jolla Aleikum, this is a favor of a lot. Don't forget, it's not just like a something that's difficult. It is meant to be a last favor. Allah mentions again Yeah, you are living in harmony with the four time already believers or you will believe or you who believe for time

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Guna kawaman Allah He Shahada, I will be steadfast in the cause of God and bear witness with justice. Again, justice, standing up for justice, part of our commitment to Allah spawn Tada. Part of what we have committed to as part of our faith to Allah circle Malaga is about commitments, and fulfilling our commitments to Allah and the people standing for justice is a commitment to Allah. And it is a commitment of the people, both things and it also highlights something very subtle and very, very beautiful and very difficult. What I enjoy Rima nakum, Shanna Anu, comilla Allah, Allah de leeuw do not let your enmity for others turn you away from justice, how easy it is for enmity,

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grudges, beef prejudice, to cause us to be unjust to say something that is in just to say something that's unjust, to do something that's unjust to deal with somebody in an unjust manner, because we have enmity towards them because of something they said because of something that did. What is supremely difficult is a or the Lu who Acorah Bula toccoa. Deal justly that is nearer to being God fearing. irrespective of how I feel about that person, I have to deal with them justly, because that is our carambola taqwa that is closer to being a person who fears Allah, who's conscious of Allah, and duck one member. That's the goal of our actions of our worship. Sam has been written La La

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Quinta takuan so you can attain taqwa. The Koran is a guidance limit opinion for the people of taqwa, this action, the one who can overcome their base desires to seek revenge and still deal justly with people, irrespective of what they feel about them. That is a person who is demonstrating what it means to be closer to guidance, closer to the spirit of the practice of our faith, a taqwa Subhana Allah and that is a beautiful thing. a very difficult thing and a lot again reminds what duckula

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fear God in the life of you don't matter I'm known for God is all aware of is aware of all that you do. This is very difficult for a person who has

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Had a bitter experience with somebody, a couple that has split up bitterly as a divorce. Somebody who's had a bad experience with people that they have worked with, or they have volunteered with all of these, that bitterness, it stays. What's difficult is to put that aside and deal with the other person justly. what's easiest to get into that. And that is what this is highlighting. And the law says why the love and Latina amanu while I'm in the Saudi hottie lahoma Farah Toma agita. Navin God has promised those who believe and do good if who do good deeds, forgiveness and a great reward. That is not easy, but a loss promises those who do it a level forgive them and give them a great

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great reward. But those who deny the truth and deny our signs, they are destined for the fire of hell.

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This is a very beautiful instruction from Allah. Remember what a great favor and blessing this contract this commitment is? Yeah, you will Latina myschool namah de la jolla illegal all believers remember the blessings of Allah upon you. Okay, this is a loss constant reminder to us remember Allah blessings remember Allah blessings be near Matthew, Rob Baker, for hug death as for the Blessings of your Lord mentioned them, okay, this is something we need to do, to be thankful to Allah. And the last panel does this frequently in the Quran, to remind the Sahaba to be thankful for the favors that he's done to them. And for us to learn the lesson to be grateful to Allah we have to

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continue remembering the good that Allah has done to us. Okay. The next part of the Quran, or the next part of this surah talks about how

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previous nations who held the title of the ones who were given revelation, the ones who had the profits, how they feel to live up to their commitment, okay, their commitment to Allah subhanaw taala hobbema Napoleon, mythical, this is talking about Bani Israel

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alone mythical bunnies that are ill, the covenant of the children of Israel, giving them 12 leaders to Allah telling them I'm going to be with you. As long as you say your prayers, and pay there's a God and believe in the messengers. Okay. Plus pantalla gives them clear guidelines for the monopoly mythical home. But then they broke their commitment last month law as a consequence of them breaking their commitment. Lana, whom we laid on them our curse? What do you I love Hulu bomb casia and harden their hearts meaning now a reminder from a loss words doesn't affect them. Now it goes in one ear and comes out the other ear. That is what happens when the hearts have hardened. That's what

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happens when bitterness left lingers to the point where it affects a person's spirituality. Now spirituality is gone. And that's what Allah Allah is referring to here. The consequence of that, and we shouldn't be scared of this, we should be scared of if you don't fulfill our commitment to a loss of Allah, and we continually fail without feeling remorse, continually fail, continue to fail, eventually,

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all remorse is gone. And then eventually, there is no desire to ever go back and fix. And that's the hardening of the hearts. And that's a scary proposition, a slippery slope, and we need to be careful of that loss. pantalla reminds us through the example of Bani Israel, of this very, very important vice talks also about amin alladhina kalu in Nana Sora is number 14. And we made a covenant with those who say we are Christians 100 namita comb. Allah says we took their commitments, Vanessa will have loved mimaki Ruby, but they too have forgotten much of what they were enjoined for Elena Mina, Houma la de la isla Yama, Yama, so we put enmity and hatred between them until the Day of Judgment

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are so far You know, boom Allahu Bhima Kenya stone, and soon God will declare to them, God will declare to them what they have been doing. Another consequence of not fulfilling our contract with Allah, our commitment with Allah is Allah Reina avena Houma la de la volbella enmity and hatred start to spring starts to spring up among people. The Christians have fought amongst each other inter sect battles in Christianity are had been the worst in history. If you think the Muslims are bad, you have no idea how bad Christian history is, you have to read a little bit of it. Let's do get a glimpse of how harrowing it is. Okay. This is a reason why secularism came and completely

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wiped away the Christian rule because it was so true.

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oxic of Reina Vina humble idata Well, Baba, enmity and hatred that knew no bounds. Okay? So handler This is again, this is a historical fact. But this is also a lesson for us that when we fail our commitments to Allah, we will just like Vanessa L, we will have hardened hearts if we continue to fail without remorse. And if you fail a loss commitment, like the nesara, like the Christians, we will eventually start to have enmity and hatred between us. Does that sound familiar? Because it's happening, unfortunately. But Allah, Allah is reminding us to the example of the People of the Book. He reminds the people of the book, it's a, you know, invitation to them. Yeah, kW caja. Akuma

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rasuna. You know, lokum kathira mimma Quantum to funa Mela Kitab yrF one conceal our messenger has come to you to make clear to you much of what you have hidden of the Scripture and to forgive you much okay. Allah is inviting you ajar acumen, Allahu rumaki tava movin, okay? This is the the way of peace. God guides to the ways of peace. So Buddha Salam takes people out of darkness to the light, guiding them to the straight path. This is what the religion is supposed to be. It's supposed to be light, routine that takes us out of darkness, the ways of peace that allow us to seek Allah's pleasure. It's a straight path, straight path is an analogy to the truth, the truth that is clear

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that we follow, and there is no doubt about it. That is what Alaska says the Quran and the Prophet son is doing it.

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There is a delusion of the chosen nation that Bernie Israelites had that Allah, Allah addresses, he says about this. He says to them, that the Jews and the Christians say that we are the children of God and His beloved ones, okay, this is a delusion, Allah says Halima, you are the woman who become then why does he punish you for your sins? it well and tamashiro me man holla you are by human

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beings, among those that he has created, meaning, all of us are human beings, no one is chosen to be above the other, the way we are chosen is through piety and goodness. And that is what we should be focusing on. Not the cause of ethnicity, or tribalism. Okay, some realities of faith Allah, Allah mentions about them, he mentions some realities of faith and he actually mentions two stories back to back of two brothers. first story his two brothers who are brothers in faith, but they failed. Still, despite the fact that they were brothers and failed. Brothers and faith they failed to unite their people. And those two are Moosa and Harun a with all our musala omiya comis kurunegala de la

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la Koo. Moses reminded as people Oh people remember Allah favors upon you. He has done so much for you. He has given you that which he has not given anybody else in the world, or people enter the Holy Land, or the whole herbal mocha Santa Monica de la chica de la la comme Allah has written it for you, it's yours, enter it. But what happened? The people of Musa said we can't enter it, we won't enter it. Because there are a powerful, powerful people in this that land and we will not enter until they leave. Now two men stood up from the people of Missouri again, not everybody is bad. This is the Constantine the Quran wants us to not forget about when Israel did horrible things

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set audacious things that were inappropriate, insulting, but not all of them were like that two men who are God fearing from the ones that Allah has blessed they said enter the through the gate for as soon as you enter you shall be victorious. They knew it the promise of Allah is true. But bunny inside were like no Musa. How about you and your God go ahead and fight. We will stay here in Corona or I do we're gonna sit here and watch. Now somehow Allah masala Islam is disappointed. He says, My Lord, I have no power over myself except over myself and my brother, me and my brother, we tried our best we can do anything.

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You know, to change these people for obeying and our final common philosophy separate us from the disobedient people and our laws punishment again, for the lack of commitment to fulfill the lack of commitment or loss caused will

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or the lack of commitment to fulfilling our commitments with Allah subhanaw taala will cause a loss

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blessings. That's what's going to happen. It causes the loss of blessings. And that's what happens here for in Mohammed Amato naledi albarino sana, this land is forbidden to them for 40 years while they wander around the Earth bewildered. So do not grieve over this weekend, these wicked people. So handler musala salam, even though he did, he did everything right. He unfortunately didn't reach the Holy Land. He wandered the desert for 40 years and then passed away.

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And this is, you know, this is the father of Allah sometimes, you know, you don't get to see the fruits of your hard work and masala Salam was one of those people who work very hard. did everything right was the chosen one yet, because people didn't change quickly enough, didn't do what was right, then stay committed, committed to their cause.

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ended up costing so dearly for years of wandering in the land. The other two brothers that are mentioned here in this passage back to back the next part is the two brothers who are the sons of Adam, Cain and Abel, as mentioned in the Bible as well, one of them when they both offered a offered a presented an offering for to ob lamina Hema let me talk about one of them, their offering was accepted. The other one was not because one was sincere in trying to please Allah devoted The other one was not the other one who was not, who was not accepted from he got angry, and he got jealous. And his animosity grew so much that he said, aka to learn nuk i am going to kill you for sure.

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Now, this is unfortunately what happens when people are trying to live faithfully, not always as it goes smoothly. All right, people will start to hate the one who does the right thing. And here is his own brother, hating his brother, for doing the right thing. Instead of focusing on fixing himself. He's like, you know what, I'm gonna end your life so that I don't have to see you succeed. I don't have to watch you succeed. So I'm just gonna end you. And so patola that's what he did.

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fatawa who natsuko got Luffy is lower self pursued persuaded him to kill his brother, his base desires, forced him or, you know, made it okay for him to go ahead and slay his own flesh and blood for us, Mohammed caecilian. And then he became one of the losers. This is what happens when a person does well, they do right, they fulfill their commitments, they're doing everything well, and they're flourishing. Oftentimes, they will face unwarranted hate, and those who are giving them this unwarranted hate instead of fixing themselves. Unfortunately, their base desires makes it seem okay for them to hate the other. And that is what we learn from this story. And so halala this man,

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unfortunately, actually resented the fact that he killed his brother, am I not even able to be like this Raven, so that I may hide the course of my brother for us for having another mean he became you know, remorseful, but still he did the murder. And because of that Allah says, will actually Delica Katana Allah Bani Israel and the human Katadyn assembly right enough, so facade and Philip and market Atilla NASA Jamia, then that's why it was laid as a law for the children of Israel, and for all of us afterwards, as well as whoever killed a human being, except as a punishment for murder, or for a punishment of spreading corruption in the land, shall be regarded as having killed have killed

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all of mankind. And whoever saved a human life shall be regarded as having saved all of mankind. So panela and that's a shows the sanctity of of life in Islam, and the consequences of taking an innocent person's life. Okay? The Quran

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speaks also about here.

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A lot of other consoles, the prophet, the prophet son is doing his utmost best, but he, of course, is a human being, and he's gonna feel the emotions of a human being. And when he sees a lack of commitment from people, a lack of response from people, he would naturally feel sad, and he will naturally wonder, is he doing something wrong, something wrong with him. So Allah reminds him zankel levina usara aroona filco Freeman Levine Apollo, via following him while I'm talking to Lou, don't be grieved. It's not your fault or profit. You tried your best and it's their end of the commitment that they're not keeping your

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job you have done well, okay. Now the interesting thing is the Quran talks about the Torah, the Gospels, the Quran, in this next passage is number 44 onwards, speaking about how these divine laws were sent by Allah to be implemented. That's actually part of the commitment to faith in that and then the terracotta fee How do we know we have revealed the Torah, in which there is guidance and light, the Torah was the word of Allah. So there is guidance in it and there's light in it. And by the Torah, the prophets are obedient to us judge the Jews, and so did the rabbis and the priests, according to God's book, which had been entrusted to their care. Right, again, this is praise the

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bunnies are the profits of bunnies that are implemented the Torah, as the rabbis and the priest, alas, mother praises them here. He will also chastise them not too far down the road in the same surah

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he will say Lola in her home urbani universe, and only human if we're ugly humans. So why do their rabbis and scholars not forbid them from uttering sinful words or to consume what is unlawful? You see, the previous ayah was praising the priests and rabbis for implementing the law of the Torah. Okay, I am number 44. Let me let me let me demonstrate this to you. From my

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finger I number 40.

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And number 44 praises what Rabbani you know, the rabbis and the priests for upholding the law of the Torah for honoring their commitment to a last patata and then

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I number 62 he criticizes the rabbi's and the scholars

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or Rabbani universe for not stopping evil for feeling the commitment to the people and feeling the commitment to Allah. tala Salah Can we just now Okay, how terrible it is what what they have done? So this is the Quran zwei the Quran will praise when praise is warranted and criticize when criticism is warranted as well. The brand also speaks about the law of the Injeel Well, yeah ingenie Mima, Angela lo fi, the people of the gospel should judge by and shouldn't live by the gospel, the laws of NGOs should be implemented, if you believe in it, part of your commitment should be to implement those laws. And then finally, a lot talks about the Quran. The Quran, also Allah has sent

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not just as like a book to be read to be get a job from it. It's not just like a personal thing. We believe the Quran is to be implemented as law as policy that is part and parcel of our faith, that part and parcel of our commitment. Now of course, our circumstances personally or our circumstances currently in the way we are are different, but the arson still shouldn't be forgotten. That's how the plan was supposed to be. Come by in the home Bheema and and allow a lot at home.

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Judge therefore between them by what God has revealed, and do not follow their when desires turning away from the truth. So panela the Sharia is set is our divine set of laws. And we have a distinct identity from others if the surah

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speaks about how we should

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try this is the idea of latifolia who Donna Sora Alia not to take Jews and Christians as allies an important concept. This is political allegiances against a Muslim, Muslim, a government that is number one implication on this number two Jews and Christians as we learned in the ayah, before you can marry into a Jewish or Christian family, a Muslim man can marry into Jewish or Christian family. So clearly you can have relations that are family relations, you can have your wife be a Jew or a Christian, right. So this is just more than a friend this is your wife, okay, in good terms, at least.

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So this alliance is only is referring specifically to political allegiances, particularly when it is against the interests of other Muslims. Also, it is referring to the fact that Muslims have our own identity, and we should try to be like the professor, Fernando hadoken. Manu Hollen, be careful of who is your close, close friend because your close friends define you and all of you should see the world the same way. And that is an important instruction as well. The Quran also tells us don't

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Don't take don't seek friendship from those who are ridiculing the religion and making a mockery out of it. That is unacceptable we cannot be buddy buddy with the person who mocks the the mocks God or mocks the religion of God or any scripture of God particularly Quran we're not friends with these people we are supposed to you know have a clear separation from them and not take them as very close friends in any type in any way. Okay, the Quran

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and certain this just concludes at the very end of it

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with two things I will just mention them number one is a last part I mentioned the profit to the profit or profit Your job is to convey value my own Zilla, Aleikum, Arabic, deliver whatever has been sent down to you by Lord by Atlanta file from our lottery. Okay. Your job is to convey the message or profit also.

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This last part is the Jews concludes with a conversation again about Isa and his solemn lack of capital in Apollo in the law half lethal philosopher, the deniers of the truth are those who say God is one of three but there is only one God why Mammon ilaha illallah wa ala Mian Tahoe if they do not desist from saying so a painful punishment is bound to before such of them as our bent on denying the truth. This is another point that Allah makes here and this will segue into the next juice tomorrow. charlo Okay, why does Allah mention he said Islam and the Christians here? We will learn in the next just tomorrow, but very interesting. That's the last point the second of the two points

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I wanted to mention is how Allah describes Miriam and Isa and I'll leave that over here. Mel mercy hug no mama Illa Rasul Allah.

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Christ the son of Mary was no more than a messenger. Many messengers before had passed away. A while Oh, moose and deer caught his mother was he virtuous, righteous woman, gana kulani, Tom, they both eat food like mortals, how can they be gods, if they eat food, like mortals? That's one of the proofs that Allah gives. That's a logical proof. And he saw that Sam was not God. Why? He used to eat food. He's like a human being, how can he be God and be all powerful Almighty have divinity could forgive sins, if he is dependent on food to survive. You see, older gay for number 11. We'll see how we make the science clear to them, the man or a knife or spoon and then see how they turn

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away. So hon Allah. This is a las pantallas statement about Isa and Miriam. And then tomorrow we'll learn why does Allah make the statement because tomorrow is a very interesting and very important passage about Christians who are

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praised in the Quran. Very interesting passage because coming up in sha Allah, I'll see you all tomorrow, same time, same time, same place, does that Molo, Helen. So panagia lahoma will be hamburger the show de la Ilaha. illa Anta stuffy Luca to be like Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh