A Juz A Day (7th): Recognize Allah, Worship Him Exclusively

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The 7th Juz has the last part of Surah Maidah and the first part of Surah An’aam.

Link to the notes: https://tinyurl.com/AJuzADayNotes

Surah Maidah – Fulfilling Our Commitments

Some righteous followers of Easa from Abyssinia, a. 82
Some important rulings (our commitments to Allah)
– Not making halal things haram
– Alcohol, gambling, astrology and movement of stars
– Hunting while in ihram (i.e. opportunity is there, but Allah is watching)
– Sanctity of the Ka’bah (good culture) v. cultural baggage, a. 97, 103-105
– Testimony at the time of death

Easa on the DoJ, a. 109-end
– One more miracle!

“The Day when the truthful will benefit from their truthfulness” (promises in full circle)

Surah An’aam – Recognize Allah, Worship Him Exclusively

Makkan surah, revealed in one shot

Three major discussion points: 1) worship of Allah 2) revelation and messengers 3) resurrection and accountability

All praises and thanks are for Allah, the Creator, so how is someone else equal to Him?, a.1

Creation and resurrection (very closely related), a.2
Attitude of Quraysh (constantly seeking a physical miracle, e.g. an angel), a. 7-9
Messengers are mocked and ridiculed historically but they have the last laugh, a. 10
“He has mandated on Himself mercy”, a. 12
Allah is only truly worthy of worship (“He feeds and is not fed”), a. 14
Scenes of the Day of Judgement (intense regret) and before dying, a. 27-34
Prophet, We know it makes you sad!, a. 34
Those looking for a sign to recognize Allah, look at …, a. 37-38
Tests and trials from Allah His way of reminding people of who He is (and the result), a. 42-45
The Messenger is just a messenger (قل لا أقول لكم), a. 50-51
The followers of the messenger (an excuse for disbelief), so don’t disregard them, a. 52-54
Some signs of Allah (عنده مفاتح الغيب), a. 59-64
– Keys of the unseen
– Puts you to sleep
– Protects you

Ibrahim [AS], the role model and his story, a.74-72
Some other Prophets, a. 83-87
More physical signs of Allah so we can recognize Him (إن الله فالق الحب), a.95
– Take inspiration from the universe!

Episode Transcript

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regime smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah who are early he was happy he won out of the Shah. He said that he was silly Emily was a little bitter Melissa Nieto de robina Athena for dunya Santa will Ursula de hacer una Okinawa not Sara monokuma de la he forgot to welcome everybody to adjust the date. Today we are looking at the seventh jers and today the seven judges that we will be looking at has the last part of Surah

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Surah ADA, and the first part of Surinam surah Allah, Allah is the fifth Surah Surah Anam is the sixth surah and that is what we have with us today. Surinam is about will cover about half of sudo Anam in into this juice, and the rest of it will finish Sharla tomorrow that said, let's get started. Those of you who are on Facebook, I My apologies today I cannot connect to the screen sharing the zoom app. So you will have to just be like this on the from the from the phone. My apologies for that in sha Allah, but I hope you can hear me all right. Both online, on Facebook and also on the zoom class. Yes.

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Someone can just give me like a yes or no, that will be great. Thank you very much. Perfect. Mark. Hello FICO. Aaron, let us get started. If you remember last time I had

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100 Thank you for that on the Facebook page as well. So if you remember last time on we had discussed at the very end of this

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as a side hustle app, the story of a side hustle how Allah described him and described his mother as two human beings to great human beings but not God's not a manifestation of God in any way. Can I kulani Tom Allah said about them that they both would consume food, ie they both are mere mortals How can they be Gods if they're just mere mortals? So that was the topic that a lot panda left with in the last years. And then he picks up something very interesting. In this next job is number 82. of this of the surah that's the first eye of the Jews, in which Allah says that he then had the nasty Hydra with a lil Nadine Armando Yehuda, one Latina Ashoka while other gentlemen acaba, whom

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Mahabharata Latina Amanullah Dena callooh in sorrow Valley can be an amine whom PCC in our Oba no one no home law, is that Bureau.

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I don't know why that's not hiding the taskbar but hallas.

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You will find the bitterest in their enmity to the faithful to the believers, the Muslim, the people who are the Jews and the policies. And the nearest in affection to them are those who say in an Asara, we are Christians, that is because there are priests and monks among them. And because they are free of pride. This is a very beautiful passage that describes that, you know, there is a sense, especially historically, there was a sense of mutual respect between the Christians and the Muslims. And that was largely because there are people who are CCN priests, and Ruben and monks who would worship Allah, even though they had some problems that theology, but they were people who were

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devoted to God, and that good quality, allow them to coexist with other faith traditions. This is of course, not talking about the, the criminal Crusaders, those who looted and pillaged and what it's talking about those who are pcsing, and no ban, these priests and monks who are free of pride and there was always a sense of mutual respect between the two faiths for many parts of history, and allows particular references that insert Alma either and this is again, the theme of the Quran. As I mentioned, when the last bottler criticizes the people, he also mentioned that there are good people as well. And here you see that thing continuing. Now, there was a specific group of people that came

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to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, and they visited the prophets of Salaam wanting to learn

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about Islam they were Christians. The prophets of some gave them the the message of Islam. And when he gave them the message of Islam, they accepted Islam. They were actually from Abyssinia from Africa and they were Christians. And their response to the Prophet son was so phenomenal that a lot of records it here in this sutra I have 83 but it has Sammy Roma owns Allah Allah Rasool Allah, Allah home, the field woman Adama remember our formula. When they listen to what has been sent down to the messenger, you see their tears overflowing, or you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of the truth that they recognize. They say Our Lord we believe so count as among those who

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bear witness. And they say why mellonella no Mirabella? Why should we not believe in God and in the truth that has come to us? we yearn for our Lord to admit us among the righteous. So for the words that they said for their words, God will reward them with gardens through which rivers flow were in, they shall abide forever, and that is the reward of those who do good. This is iron number 83, to 85 of Ceuta, five surah, Allah, and this is a beautiful passage that shows how when someone recognizes the truth, they the emotion, the experience of acts of finding the truth, looking for the truth, and then the experience of finding it. It's so powerful, it moves people to tears, that are you in a

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home field looking at them. And that is a beautiful sensation. That's a beautiful emotion. In fact, the prophets have said that the tears that flow from a person's eyes when they remember God, that is one of the most pristine experiences, the one who experiences that is sheltered on the Day of Judgment,

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from the punishment of a lot, and we see this from these people who recognize the truth, anybody who accepted Islam would also share the experience the experience of being overwhelmed by tears when you finally recognize the truth and accepted as a beautiful passage that pays homage to that also amazingly amazing thing to notice here is people in the Quran are talking about righteous people, the ones who do who believe and do good Illallah Vina Armando Armando solly had always deeds and actions, sorry, statements and actions are mentioned together. But in this case for these people, so panela, Allah says, by mere virtue of what they said for atharva, Houma, la habima, or Lu, just

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because of the gravity of their words, the sincerity of their words, Allah Papa will give them paradise because they were so sincere in what they had said. And sometimes those that sincere statement can elevate a person to paradise like the prophet SAW, some said that a person could say something good lion killer, how violent and they don't care, they don't even consider what they've said to be important. And because of what they've said, they are elevated in paradise. And on the flip side, a person could say something, not caring for what they had said. And because of what they have said, yeah, we are Yahoo, we have phenolic jahannam, it causes them to tumble in the fire of

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hell. So what we say is very critical, we have to be very careful about what we say. And particularly when something is said truthfully, sincerely comes from the heart. It means a lot and you see that from this ayah that Allah Allah rewarded them for the sincerity of their statements. Okay, next up in Surah majda. Again, the fumes tsunami that was fulfilling our commitments, fulfilling our commitments to Allah fulfilling our commitments to the people. Now we are going to learn about some important rulings, some important outcome that are our commitments to Allah subhanho wa Taala number one of those is Allah says yeah, are you and Edina Amanullah to Hara

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motiva? tema, Allah Allahu la come, believers do not forbid the wholesome good things which Allah has made lawful to you. But Allah has made halal, don't make haram ape, because that is transgression what to do do not transgress. Indeed, Allah does not love those who have who are transgressors. Well kulu me morozova como la and happily eat from what the lawful and wholesome things that God has given you, but fear him but de la be conscious of him, because you believe in him that he is the one that you believe in. So be conscious of not making things hallel not making things that are

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halaal into her arm is part of piety, our commitment to Allah. Now making things that are haram into halal is also part of piety, part of our commitment to Allah. It is not something admirable to lead to to make something that Allah has made permissible

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exclude that as something that is not permissible that is impermissible. In fact, piety is what Allah has said, halaal we are happily abiding by that and we're happily indulging in that what he said Haram, we, you know, happily stay away from that, and, you know, take our precautions against that. Okay. So that is not that also, as part of our commitment to our faith is again honoring what we say belie, you know, he will call you to account for your oath, if I give you my word, my word should mean something. My Word is my bond, like they say, Okay, so, if you if I've given you my word, and then I take an oath by it by saying, by Allah, I'll do it. Now that becomes binding, and I

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must fulfill it. If I don't fulfill it, then I have this ayah number 89 says, For cafaro to ashati Misaki Nam and out of the Matata Mona illegal. Then the expiation for a broken oath is the feeding of 10, needy people, such food that you normally would offer your own people, or clothing of 10 people, or freeing a one slave feeding, freeing a slave in the Quran is a very important theme. It is a expiation for many sins, because that is an encouraged an act that's encouraged to free a person who's in bondage. It's like giving them a new lease of life. That is what Allah says, when it comes to our ODEs. Why follow a man accom keep your ODEs don't take it so lightly, don't just say

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well law, he after every statement, be careful, be precise in what you commit to. And when you commit to it, and then you take an oath by it, fulfill your commitment, because a lot then will take us to task and our words that we say again, the idea of words and the importance of it. What we say is critical. Another commitment that we have is alcohol, gambling, astrology, moving movement of stars, these are things that are banned. Yeah, even levina hamano 90, in the malham rule my zero, my zero will ensemble Islam or register them in ammunition on first enable them to fly home, believers in toxic guns,

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gambling,

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that the dedication of stones and divining arrows is

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unsolvable Islam, better translation of it is astrology, and believing in the movement of stars, you know, like we say, the stars have aligned. No, they haven't. We don't believe in that stuff. That's superstitions. We throw that out in the garbage. If stars are a last creation, we look at astronomy and we wonder in amazement, and we use the stars for finding directions, the North Star tells us where the north direction is at all times. But we don't believe in superstitions you were born in a certain month doesn't make you somehow susceptible to certain behavioral characteristics. It doesn't, okay. It's all a superstitious beliefs. astrology has nothing to do with with reality. And

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in fact, astrology is a type or believing in it like seriously, not just like a casual belief, but serious belief in it is actually a major problem because you are attributing destiny and power to a creation of Allah there is we're in power and destiny is only for Allah subhana wa Taala and not for anybody else. So that is what

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an Saba what Islam is. And last modular bands that also meant a hammer, alcohol and intoxicants, if they are, you know, a hammer is something that covers, you know, came out is like a clock that will cover a person, a hammer literally clouds, your judgment. In Islam, our brain is very important. Our ability to be rational beings is critical to our identity as humans as Muslims, how can you then consume something that eats away at that identity and humble advisor,

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which is gambling, gambling, is something that is a zero sum game, I win, you lose, or you win, and I lose. That kind of transaction is setting one up for failure, at least one party is going to fail and fail miserably. And the consequences of it are ripple effects that affect many, many people and society at large. And Allah has been that he says in the AMA, you need to shape our nuclear avena comala data, while bah bah philharmonie what makes it What does what's the what happens when a society indulges in alcohol and gambling? it? There is a it's so enmity and hatred among people. Okay? And it keeps people away from the remembrance of God and from prayers for hell and until monta

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When will you not abstain?

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Beautiful

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commands from Alaska Montana, the Wisdom is provided Why is also mentioned along with the what what don't indulge in alcohol or gambling or astrology or

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or believing the movement of stars as having something to do with your life. But then the Why is mentioned as well because it creates animosity and hatred The one who won the bet you know the others will hate him, it causes trouble in society. Alcohol is one of the major killers of people drunk drivers kill how many people you know per year. All of that is our vices that society will then have to bear so law sparkler mentions them and also personal devices. It keeps a person away from remnants of Allah and from Allah. So all of those things, though, what is mentioned, and then the Why is also mentioned surah number, Masuda. Ayah number 91 also what mentioned as mentioned in i

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93, very briefly, I can't explain this too much is how it's expected someone who is addicted. It will be a process, a process to get over your addiction analyst patola acknowledges that and mentions that as long as female Karima either matakohe Amanullah Amina solid as long as the person fears God believes in him and does good works, ie x were expected to try to break our addictions. But as is the case with addictions a person will relapse, it is okay to relapse as long as a person tries again, and believes alone and fears him and tries again and tries again until inshallah finally the addiction is broken and will love who you have been resting in Allah loves those who

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does good. So that is the motivation, the incentive that Allah provides. Also, what's mentioned,

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is a very interesting passage hunting in a harem. When I do my workshops, I always tell people, one of the things you can't do is hunt. And then people don't get the job that I make afterwards, which is no one's going to hunt it around these days anyway, right. But back in the day, harem hunting was a big way of acquiring food today, we get this by you know, like, I'll bake chicken or McDonald's from when we go for aamra. But back in the day, you couldn't just buy food, you had to hunt for your food or to carry your food. So hunting was a big deal. And in harem people with the Sahaba were banned from hunting. And these two is actually talked about that. And the idea here is that hunting

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is is an easy thing. It was easy if the opportunity to hunt is there. But be mindful of Allah keep your commitment because Allah is watching that is something that is prohibited, and that those rulings are mentioned here. Also, what's mentioned here is the sanctity of the garba jarle Allahu garbatella vital haram kiama leanness was shot on Haram. Well howdy, Allah, this is the good culture. This is the good culture that we believe in that Allah has made the garba the sacred house as a means of support for mankind, as well as the sacred month and the the rituals of the Hajj. This is a beautiful, I will actually return to this ayah in Surah number 29 when you get there, which

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talks about how the garba was really a las pantallas way of ensuring peace and security in a society that had really no one to enforce enforce laws or,

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or to have any sort of rules and regulations. The GABA and the sacrificial animals were a way that a lot propped up piece, the shanell harem, which is a tradition of Abraham was a way a lost Battle of maintain peace in the Arabian Peninsula for millennia. So panela and that shows you that Allah Subhana Allah has, you know, this is the tradition of Ibrahim, this is the middle of Ibrahim, and that has no sanctity. And this is the good culture of that is inherited from a profit, whereas there's cultural baggage that a person will have for example, I number 103. The Arabs had all sorts of superstitions I told you about the superstitions of, you know, astrology and believing in the

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movement of stars, they would have

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superstitions with regards to animals, animals, such as Bahasa Eva will sila ham. These are animals that, you know, for example, a animal like a camel that

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would have

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you know, like for example,

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it is a small goat that

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would give birth to like seven seven children.

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So the seventh child, what was considered somehow to be like a, like a Cursed Child, or a,

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or all sorts of things like superstition about how a animal was born. All of these were superstitions. That's the bad culture that has nothing to do with reality that has nothing to do with destiny. All of these things a lot. padala has considered to be false hood. And we shouldn't believe that we're through life alone. And it goes against the idea of reason. There's no reasoning, or there's no rhyme or reason, in these superstitions. So that bad culture, that cultural baggage we are told to reject, but the good culture that we inherit from our Prophet Ibrahim, we're supposed to uphold and realize and recognize its sanctity, okay. also mentioned here is the idea of a testimony,

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how to write a testimony, particularly when someone's about to die. And that is mentioned in Io, 106 and 107, particularly when a person is able to is writing a testimony, when there is no sound witnesses to bear witness the testimony, those passages are here, as well. And these are all important rulings, because they're all our commitments to Allah and their commitments to people. Our testimony, the time of death is our commitment to our family. So all of those are mentioned in the surah. It concludes with a beautiful passage from a solid solid. Well are you can meet Lisa let's lamb as a theme of the surah as well how many times his story repeats, and he is such a central

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tenant in the sutra. But, you know, we chose the theme to be fulfilling our commitments. He said Islam returns at the very end of this passage, first by Allah saying, we all manage a barrel, Lahore musala fire kulu mata Egypt on the day when God assembles the messengers and asks them, what was the response that you received from the people? They will reply, we have no knowledge of it, you alone know what is hidden in NACA. And I learned we all love we don't know what people responded after we died. You are the one who knows. Now specifically Allah will ask a silent Salaam and this is like an interrogation of Eastern Islam on the Day of Judgment. And so Pamela, can you imagine the chosen one

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of a love Isa is His Word and His spirit being interrogated about Allah, Allah, on the day of judgment? Can you imagine what's going to happen to those who claim divinity for Isa afterwards? Now he Allah Sparta will remind Isa, he said, remember all the favors I did? Hmm. To you and your mother in a yet to grab your offer. Kudos, I strengthened you with the Holy Spirit, you would speak to the people in childhood childhood and maturity. I taught you the book

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in Ireland to Calcutta was a cometa. What waratah Well, in Gila taught you the book, the wisdom, the Torah and the Gospel, how you would create miracles by my permission, taking a bird creating it in the shape of taking it from clay and fashioning it into the form of a bird, and you would blow into it and it would become by a loss permission, a bird, and you will heal the blind and the leper by my permission, and you will bring forth the dead or is to

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be easily you will bring the debt to life by my permission, so handle a miracle after miracle. And then he will remind them remember how I prevented you prevented him from harming you when they wanted to assassinate you. So the last part on it reminds him of all these amazing favors. He says, What about your disciples in Ohio in Ohio arena, and I mean, it will be will be your asuni. Remember when I inspired the disciples to believe in me and my messenger? They replied, we believe we bear witness that we have submitted. But then Subhanallah the How are you? The disciples had a very interesting, peculiar request. After having seen all these miracles, miracle after miracle the How

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are you and say what they're like, oh, Lisa, is it possible how you start the Aurora buka univerzita Elena in a domino sama? Can you Lord sent down to us from heaven? A table thread with food, and that's where the name of the surah comes from my ADA. Okay, now, so panela ACLs labs, let's call it top line, quantum moon, in quantum meaning, excuse me, have fear of God, if you are true believers is almost implying, how many miracles do you guys want? You know, it's kind of like all these miracles of scientism. And yet all the last miracle you want is

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Tables spread of food. And this is around the time of his assassination, attempts have ramped up in the Christian tradition, this is the Last Supper. Now the disciples say, Well, no, do you do an akula minha, we want to eat from it. And we want to satisfy our hearts. And we know and so that we know that what you have told us is the truth, and we shall be witnesses to it. This is a very, you know, this request a silent alarm, because there are that all law sent down upon us this money that this table spread of food from heaven, that will be a feast for us, for the first of us and for the last of us, and make it a sign from you give us sustenance, you are the best of those who sustain.

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Allah spotless says I will send it but whoever denies the truth afterwards, for in new Isaiah, who are who are the Buddha had them in the lobby, I will punish them with a punishment, as I have never met it out to anyone else after in the world. This is an important point, that when a loss Potter gives miracles, after miracles, after miracles, and people then this belief that the punishment that they receive is unlike the punishment of those who didn't receive miracles. It is a severe punishment. So Allah, Allah warns of this. And by the way, this theme we'll come back to it with us in Surah. And in the next surah because he wants miracles as well and we'll see what is demanding

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miracles Hey, where's your miracle? Oh, Prophet, and we'll see Allah's response to that as well. Here last month, it says this than a lot as a PSA back to the topic at hand. That Oh, Risa did you say to my people, did you say to people take me and my mother as to date he's besides God, He will answer Glory to you. How could I ever say that to which I have no right? He is going to say I never said anything like that. And how could have said that? When I have no right to say it. So panela in conjunction to who felt called Linda who if I had ever said so you would have surely known it. Oh Allah. Okay. Look, look at the amazing response of a seller seller. Okay, is like I have no right to

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say it. I would. I never said it. I have no right to ever say it. And if I ever said it, hypothetically, you would have known it. Darla Murphy nfcu, Allah Allah Murphy nuptse you know, what is in my mind? Well, I do not know anything that is within yours in NACA and to align with who you are the Knower of the unseen things. I only said to them my call to the homie llama Martini. I only said to them that, but you commanded me, which is an honorable de la hora, be one of them, worship Me, worship God, who is my Lord and your Lord. And I was there watching over them, telling them to do this as long as I was alive. But once for that matter of fight any once you took my soul, you

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washed over them, and you are a witness of war over all things. And he says, oh, look into our living room by no Murdoch SubhanAllah. This is an amazing statement. If you punish them, then they are surely Your servants. It's your right to punish them or Allah will interfere lahoma and if you forgive them, and surely you are the mighty, and the wise, you are the one who is powerful, you are the one who's capable of doing so the prophets that would make this do are frequently and so very, very moving. I have how a seller makes a case for his own people that all look, you know, forgive them, despite the fact that because of their actions he's being asked, because of their mistakes.

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He's been act because of their lack of belief. You're asking the Prophet of Allah, who was born as a miracle for a final miracle when he's about to be, you know, when he's being hunted down. You know, what kind of, you know, support are you providing your Prophet, but despite all of their wrongs, and all of their shortcomings, he said Islam is still going to bat for them spawn Allah on the Day of Judgment. And that shows you the amazing nature of him. alayhis salam, and a lot of them concludes by saying this is the day had I oh man fall saw the Athena said the whole home. This is the day when the truthful will benefit from their truthfulness. They shall forever dwell in gardens to which

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rivers flow God is pleased with them and they are with him. And that is the supreme triumph radical foes allow him The amazing thing is young Pharrell saw the cleaner said the truthful will benefit from their truthfulness. You tell the truth in this life, you that's your habit, that is your identity. And on the Day of Judgment, that identity will be what protects a person and that is what's going to help them not get into trouble, not go to the fire hell, the idea of a person telling the truth and living the truth. That is the identity or that is the quality that protects a person from the punishment and the punishment in the in the next life. And the promise of a law

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comes full circle.

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The promise of Allah here and the surah comes full circle, it began by telling us to come, you know, fulfill our commitments. Over will record that was the first ayah. The ayah. At the very end of this surah says, the one who tells the truth will benefit on the Day of Judgment, ie if fulfilling commitments, telling the truth, being honest, keeping our word is our identity. That's what we do, then the Day of Judgment, we will stand to be happy campers benefiting for all those good habits. That's a beautiful way how the surah starts with a topic and you know, circles back and ends with it. Next is sort of an arm and arms name comes from the idea in which the last part letter says

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woman an army hamato falesha. This is towards the end of the surah and it's because it mentions something interesting about like the categories of an arm, which is livestock, okay, and it mentions it in an interesting way. In the next juice, which we'll talk about when we get there child, Allah, this is number 142, where the name of the surah comes from. Now let's go back to the beginning of the surah though, that we'll deal with next next date and tomorrow inshallah, because in the ages that I will come now, so an RM is another long surah and this surah unlike the ones before it, is a makansutra Okay, it's a surah revealed before the Prophet Allah is not some left Makkah to go to

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Medina. According to many scholars, it was the last or whatever the last surah is revealed. Before the Prophet Allah saw some left for Makkah to go to Medina. And also it was revealed in one shot, meaning all of the surah was revealed all together. And that is a unique characteristic that is not the case with the sewers before the sewers before I add, were revealed here and there, this surah the whole thing came down together. Okay. And according to the majority, this was the last thing revealed in Makkah, and why is this significant? Because it's kind of like the final warning that Allah gives to correct the people of Makkah who were the inherit the inhabitants of Makkah, where

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the Prophet son was born and raised the prophets own tribe, who you know, turn on him and became his enemies, this is like their final warning surana So, this is a sutra that has a very clear message it is to recognize a lost power dialer and then to worship him exclusively, that is the message of this surah recognize a look and particularly recognizing him recognizing him through his signs, the signs of Allah subhana wa Taala that are all around us the signs of Allah that are in the book, the signs of love that you can use that you can deduce logically and then after you recognize a lot not just say, Okay, cool. Last part Lola is there I recognize him No, no, that means that leads to

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worshiping Him exclusively, that is the the theme of suit and um, and the major discussion points here are about worship of Allah subhanaw taala. how, you know, this is the critical part of, of our lives this is you know, like the purpose of our lives. Revelation and messengers. What does it mean that Allah sends a messenger This is messenger? Is he like a you know, like a ATM machine? If you tell them give me money, he just spits out cash. Is he like a, you know, a restaurant when you tell him I want this on my shawarma, he will make you a custom miracle and serve it to you like WhatsApp, messenger, right? That discussion, a very important discussion that happens here. Because we're

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thinking of the process of like an ATM machine here, turn this mountain into gold. All right, we want this kind of miracle. Can you give it to us now? That's how they were treating it as a joke. So unless pantalla mentions, what is the reality here? Who are you exactly dealing with? And then the resurrection and accountability. The idea that everything in life, we are going to do now is a consequence, the choices we make. And those choices that we make have consequences in the author, and it's written down and that accountability is a key piece of the puzzle. All of these these three are the major discussion points in sort of an ATM. Let's go through one by one, the beginning from

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the beginning of the Surah Surah Anam begins very beautifully Alhamdulillah amazing. Start to the sutra Alhamdulillah Hilary halaqa sumati will Allah wa Jalla wa lumati will know from Allah vena cava rubella beam Yaga don't praise be to Allah Praise be to God. Better transition is all praise

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For God, who has created the heavens and the earth, and brought into being darkness and light, yet those who deny the truth set up equals to their Lord and interesting beginning compare that to the end of the last two ages were a last model as a Salah celeb Hey Lisa, did you tell people to worship other worship yourself, your worship you and your mother as deities? And he said no, absolutely not him. So that surah ended with a silence and I'm saying I didn't tell anybody to worship other than Allah. And here Allah says, yet there are people who continue to set up equals with a lost power dialer. Despite all the evidence to the contrary.

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Allah Zulu, Matthew will know, darkness and light, what translation isn't captured, his darkness is in plural of lumut. And new is singular, meaning there is many types of darkness. And there is really one type of light. And the darkness that is referenced here is all types of disbelief, all types of deviance is is likened to darkness. And the truth of Islam is likened to the light. When a person is in dark when a person is in darkness, or is in a situation or in a room that's dark. It's uncomfortable. It's scary. It's not, you know, it's not a normal state of being, being in a well lit room, being in an illuminated place. It's a comforting feeling. That's what Islam is supposed to be

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a source of comfort for us. It's supposed to be illuminating. It's supposed to, you know, relax us and calm us down and give us assurances, and anything else is ultimate. That's what Allah Allah calls it or likens. edgeworth. Okay, he reminds us that resume creation and resurrection are very closely related who will lead the Hala mockumentary in creation, He created you out of clay. This is talking about our father Adam and s&m, or it can be in reference to the fact that whatever we consume comes out of the earth. And that's the source of our nutrition. And that is essentially what we are built off in some makhado agenda. And then he decreed a term for you we have a number of

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years we live with a general Muslim and I in the hotel, room and then there is a term known only

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to him, the time we die and the time we are resurrected panela the creation and resurrection. This is a Quranic theme they are mentioned together, Allah created us, not just because we are to live and be happy, but He created us and reminded us at every turn, this creation is temporary, and you are going to be brought back to life to be held accountable.

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A lot pantalla talks about the attitude of Quraysh How pathetic their attitude is that they are constantly seeking a miracle of Allah, Allah they say what Allah

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Allah says well known as de la liga Kitab and Peter tossin. For lamassu will be ad him. The whole of the NACA inhabit Illa zero mubin. Even if we had sent down to you a book written on parchment, like it's coming from the sky, okay, and it's written on parchment fella soon will be a DM now they're touching it with their hands. Imagine there's a group of people coming and touching this book. They're like, Whoa, this is real. Still, they will say lukol and levena cafaro. In her international movie in those who deny the truth will say this is this is a magic trick. This is a you know, this is sorcery. We have been bewitched here. This is a horror movie in even if hypothetically allowed to

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do that. They would still deny it. We'll call you Lola owns it Allah He Malak. Why has an angel not been sent down to him? Allah says hello, Angela malaccan.

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loco lehel amruta mala Yun, Varun ayah, Number eight, if he did send down an angel, the matter would have been settled, and they would not have been granted any respect. What is this? What is the law saying here? He's saying that the angels of a law don't come down to show themselves to people and be like, Hey, I believe in the law now. Okay, that's not what angels come down for angels either come down to the prophets with revelation, or they come down to believers as a source of reassurance. But when Allah sends an angel down, to a disbelieving people, that angel is only coming with one thing, and that is the punishment of Allah will not call the camera the matter would be

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settled. If you really wanted an if you really, if you really asked me for an angel, understand the angel is going to come with the punishment of Allah. This is as you said,

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The way the tone of this surah is very tough. It's like a last parabola is, you know,

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you know, exhausting their their excuses completely and rubbishing them and in the process, because these are truly rubbish excuses, how come he there's no angel? Well, actually the angel comes to him with the revelation. How come there is no book? Well, actually there is a book. The question is, they're constantly questioning. And the reason for their questioning is because they don't want to believe they're the reason for trying to find these like excuses of faith is because they actually don't believe in Allah subhanaw taala and they don't want to believe in the prophets, Allah makalu apologia Allah whom Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah He will be soon.

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Allah says

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the messengers had been mocked. welaka this to zerby also Lim men, public messengers have been mocked before you or prophet, and they will that's why you are also treated this way. That's why you are also treated in just for how loving loving yourself you do, Minho McCann will be here soon. But those who scoffed, were overtaken by the very thing. They scoffed at meaning they mocked the idea of a profit and resurrection and being held accountable. And then the thing they marked the punishment of Allah came and overtook them. So Subhana Allah, this is what the prophet is being told. Don't worry, this is what happened to prophets before. That's what's happening to you now as well. Don't

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worry, the prophets before had the last left. You also owe profits or Sullivan will have the last laugh in this matter, give a lot smarter talks about himself, even though he is seeing and he's mentioning these tough things about punishment about angels coming with destruction, about people being destroyed. He still says that look. Only my muffin Samajwadi. While are the only Nakata violin I've seen Rama say

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he has taken it upon himself to be merciful. Last month that reminds us that he is actually the Most Merciful. He is the one who forgives and gives chances again and again and again. He is the one who loves us more than anybody else. yet. When people continue to deny Him, layer Gemma Anna Camila Yamanaka, Mattila de Buffy he will for sure gathers on the day of judgment that is beyond any doubt. And that's when he will be just with those people who are disbelieved in him and be merciful to those who believed in him. And he is, this is a beautiful contrast, less than surah becomes all about punishment. Allah mentions his mercy, his his gentleness, his Rama, but then returns back to

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the idea that look, a last panel with Allah is going to take us to task don't think his mercy is to be abused? Absolutely not. If he mentions that Allah is the only one truly worthy overshoe Well, who are you to remove Allah you bomb? It is he who is

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you know, Allah is the one who is the one truly worthy of worship, the Creator of the heavens of the earth fountain is someone what he will Earth, the actual transition that's better would be the originator of the skies and the earth, the one who brought them into existence without a previous, you know, model to model them off of this is what Allah Allah is, he creates without a previous model in existence before unlike any other creator, well, who are you trying to allow you time who feeds all but is fed by none Allah, Allah is the one who sustains everybody and he doesn't need any sustenance. That is why he is unique, the one and only and the one man only deserves to be

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worshipped, okay. There is some intense scenes from the day of judgment that Allah mentions here I am number

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27. While otah a rookie for Ireland, if you could only see what happens when they are standing before the fire of hell. And Subhanallah you know,

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for call, they will say but in Arabic grammar, this is football who they said a lost power speaking about the day of judgment in the past tense. This is a common Quranic style, because a lot of hunter wants to talk about the deal judgment, which is the future in the past tense as if it's like a done deal as if it's like facts, it's already happened. That's how real it is. And that's how real

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We needed to believe, or that's how, how real its threat is and that's when we need to fear. That is how Allah speaks about the best for call we are later be said, in reality they will say, If only you could be sent back. And then we will not deny the signs of our Lord of our Lord, and we will be of the believers. But the truth with the Dalai Lama Can you fool them and the truth that they used to hide will become all too clear to them, the thing that was buried inside them and that's what Kufa means. Cofer means that bury something inside, hide it and cover it up the thing that they were hiding inside of them, maybe I'm wrong, maybe this is life is not just about eating and drinking and

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enjoying ourselves, life, there is something more to it, or they were hiding and making basically suffocating inside themselves will now come to fruit to light will become all too clear. Well, I will do the radula man who won who and Allah says if they were sent back, if they were sent back, they would be doing exactly what they were told not to do. What they claim now they will do on the Day of Judgment, it will allow us to send them back hypothetically, guess what they'll be doing the same thing again, what they were in the world.

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So it's a very scary scene from the Day of Judgment. And then there is an element of intense regret that Alas, padala mentions but hollow in here. Ilaha Dona dunya llamada. Remember the theme there is nothing beyond our life in this world. And we shall not be raised up again from the dead. This is what the people of grace used to say. The people of Quraysh the people who would

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or inhabitants of Makkah, these people did not believe in the next life. Okay, this is very similar to what the atheists have today say right? The Parisian atheists have very interesting. Shockingly similar beliefs, even though they come from two very different places. Okay. Now, what's amazing is that this the, the statement of Allah and the statement of Quran Allah responds to it by saying, one Oh, Tara is rocky for Allah be him. If you can only see, when they are made to stand before their Lord, He will ask, Is this not the truth Elisa has built havoc, all obala rabina, they will say yes, by our Lord, it is the truth, all of us who will either be my quantum Taku then taste the punishment

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that comes from you from your having refused to acknowledge the truth. Here's the thing. The one who says the life is only this, and there's nothing else lost power response. And this is a very severe response, that when you arrive to the next life, I'll ask you, is it not true? Is it second life not true? And then you will say yes, and that's when it'll be too late for you to recognize. This is a very, very stern response from Allah, Allah and like I told you there's sternness in the surah is because it's the last one of the last surahs revealed to the people of Makkah. Okay, that's why there is an Adit additional sternness in the tone here. And these are these are strong words from a

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lot pantalla and these are the sometimes needed sometimes this kind of these strong words are needed to make

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or to to bring about some change. There's a couple of questions here in the chat. Sorry, I'll quickly answer them. The recordings are all on my YouTube channel, right you can go and get them they're also there. The Facebook page also has a copy of the recordings, but the YouTube ones is I think, a little bit higher quality.

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The the class notes I can post but I update them daily. So what I can do is I can post them and I'll link it in sha Allah if that's okay with you okay.

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I'll link them maybe to the YouTube page YouTube recording and even on the on the on the Facebook inshallah sounds good.

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If you'd like to make a Twitter hashtag, by all means, you know, I'll be nice. I will retweet your hashtag and shout Allah. Allah for

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this, as the prophet SAW him is, as a last part, Allah is giving these German warnings he tells the prophets of Salaam or the Alamo in New Caledonia Kowloon, he says

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he says Firstly, sorry, he says other messengers have been denied. Sorry, right here is number 33. But denial mo inna hula has uno con la de Kowloon. Oh Prophet, we know what they say grieves you. Okay, we know it hurts of what they say about you or profits on them, but in whom law you can the rule of law you can be bonaga but it is not you

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The wrongdoers are rejecting what I can avoid him in the eye Attila he

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is actually, that they are rejecting the signs of Allah subhanaw taala they're not if you were to compromise with them and say, hey, let's all worship an ideal one day and worship Allah only one day, they'll make a deal with you right away. In fact, that was the deal that they wanted to make with the parser. So Allah says to the Prophet, it's not you that they're after you are the Messenger of Allah, they want to reject a last message, and thus they are also going to reject you. And we know that hurts because these are people who loved you, these are people who love you. So it was very difficult for the process of the bear that also very difficult for the prophet to think of the

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idea that his people could be destroyed by the punishment of Allah, tala, right? So all of these things were bearing down on him, but Allah says, it is I know difficult it grieves you, but understand what could be bought through pseudo min public messengers before were denied. And they boarded rejection, you know, with patience, and our help came to them for sure. And while I'm over there, you can imagine that there is no change in the words of God, the words of Allah meaning his way is the same. You will also get the the help of Allah just remain patient. While aka jack, I mean number l mursaleen. You have already received some account of those messengers you've already seen.

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You've already heard what this these messages are like, Alright, so that is some of the things that Allah says to the Prophet Sallam to console him about this, the difficult tasks that he had on him that there was a you know that he was burdened with

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the idea of miracles remember the money Israel saying to Islam, hey, give us money that Amina sama we want to eat right before you know you leave us essentially. A last part Allah.

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You know,

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talks about this, okay, we'll call hula hula Newsela Allah He is to me Robbie. The question is, what about miracles? Right? What's a prophet is a prophet like a bringer of miracles at like will whenever you want, he busts out a miracle for you know, right what what is the role of the Prophet? Makoto Lola lucila. Allah He is the ask, why has the assignment sent down from his Lord? Say, firstly, what about the miracles number one point within the law of God, you don't allow a universal. God alone has the power to send on a sign. It is a last choice. It's not by demand, it's a last choice to send down a miracle. If and when he chooses. Well, that can occur on iarla Moon,

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most of these people don't understand this point. Then the law says something very fascinating. He says my mom and dad button fill up I am number 38 through six. When mom and dad button fill up there is not an animal that moves about on the earth. While I thought Ed at Louisiana, he nor a bird that flies on its two wings in love oma moon and Falcon, but they are creatures like you. They live in communities like you birds have, you know, flocks.

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fish have schools, they all live together, ants have colonies. So heinola these are creation of Allah subhanaw taala maharatna Phil kitabi Minh che we have left nothing out from the book, and they should all be gathered before the Lord. The question is What about miracles? Those who are like we want to see a miracle Allah says to them, Look around you. That's where all the miracles are. You want to see miracles of Allah Look around you, you will see plenty of miracles of Allah sponsor, if you want to understand again, the the theme of the surah is recognize a law. If you want to recognize a law, there is enough majesty, more than a majesty in this world. For you to recognize

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the last part Allah is you don't need a miracle. You don't need a miraculous

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instance incident to prove to you that there is a God, there is so much evidence all around you just look around you. And that is the point that Allah makes about miracles that the people who generally asked for miracles never really wanted to believe. Look at the case with Federal Home, look at the case with you know, the the

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mood, right look at the keys with people's who demanded miracles. It wasn't just like a verification of their faith. It was often a, you know, a try an excuse or an attempt to divert from believing. And this is what allows popular references the ones who really want to believe there's enough science for them around the world. Who is the messenger? What's the role of the messenger

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Last month last has an item number 50 right?

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Hola Hola como en de casa in a lot? Right The Prophet a prophet is who he says I do not say to you that I possess the treasures of God and by the way this is the case of the Prophet then nobody can claim that nobody no human beings certainly not a follower of the Prophet can somehow claim Oh I know the future or something right that's complete bogus it's complete garbage that person is making it up okay. What is it that allows tells the prophet to say he says to him I don't say to you that I possess the treasures of God I don't have access to a laws treasures I don't have access to a laws wealth. What are the movie? I don't know the unseen I don't know the future. What a kulula Kamini

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Moloch nor do I say that I'm an angel, I'm not a superhuman I'm not some other being I'm a human being in a W in lemma, you will have Li only follow that which has been revealed to me that is who I am as a prophet. I am a human and I follow what Allah has revealed to me if he tells me of the future, I will tell you but that is from Allah if I have something that is from Allah, it's not that I have a limited access to all of Allah's treasures that is what a lot tells us about who a prophet is okay?

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Eat all hell yes, they will armor will receive a lotta tougher corrode, are the blind in the scene like can you not think this is a beautiful analogy that a lot gives? Aren't the people who like is the one who refuses to see

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like the one who chooses to see. And as the difference that Allah says about the ones who want to believe in Allah, tala and the ones who don't. The followers of the messenger, right? This is an interesting point. The people of Quraysh would say, oh Prophet, how can we follow you when Malala is your follower? And so he was your follower. And sebab is your follower. These you know, lowly people, how can we sit with them? Last month says no, don't turn them away. But Dr. udaan takuna mina volume if you ever turn them away, you will become unjust. Allah has chosen them. Allah has chosen these people to be his, you know, believers in his prophet, don't turn them away. And don't

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think that this will somehow attract the more elite people. No, this is the people anybody who believes in the last part Allah Allah has chosen him or her right. And when they come to you say peace upon you salaam aleikum. wa boku mala nuptse, Rama, Allah is, as you can see, tearing down the excuses of the people of Quraysh. They will say, well, miracle, Allah says, Here are miracles all around you. They were like, well, Prophet of Allah, what is, you know, why does he just tell us the future? Why can you just give us the punishment? Well, because that's not his role. But we can believe if you have this, you know, lowly people amongst you, that Allah Sparta rejects that claim

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as well. It says, No, these are good people, and you have no right to look down upon them. That is actually a science. It's a type of arrogance, a lot. swaddler brings about or mentions beautiful is that he has in the universe that will cause us to recognize him, and then believe in him. We're in the home of Artie Hall of Fame. He holds the keys to the unseen, none knows them, but he was baffled very well by how he has knowledge of all that the land and sea contain. Not a leaf falls without his knowledge about a single green in the darkness of the earth, and nor anything dry or wet. Except that it is in the clear record a loss pontoise knowledge is perfect. He is the one who gathers you

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in at night yet our Falcon belay also is the one who takes your soul when you are sleeping by homage to him in the heart. He knows all that you do by the day he raises you up during the day. So that's an appointed term might be completed, the way we go to sleep the way we wake up with energy with you know, hustling and bustling, then towards the end of the day we crash we are out of energy we go to sleep and this continuous cycle they after they as a repeat so heinola This is the system Ally's created and this continues until a person dies. You Koba a gentleman will summon the system of life Allah created, he says in that is a sign and the way he protects you. The sutra mentions

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Ibrahim alayhis salam as a role model and how Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam converse with his father with Allah Ibrahim Ali, Avi Azur, Muslim and Alia how we had a conversation with his father, Abraham Wilson's conversation with his father will come again. But here, Ibrahim alayhis salam is shown as having looking at the universe to recognize who Allah is. And that's the theme of the surah looking at

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The universe looking at the amazing creatures around us amazing creation around us to find and recognize Allah is number 74. to iron number

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79 describe Ibrahim Islam looking at the, the the night sky, looking at the star, they're looking at this the moon, they're looking at the sun, not like you've seen them for the first time. But now looking at it from the gaze of the one looking to find who their Lord is, and then realizing in need.

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What jack taught here in LA V, Fatah sumati, what are the hanifa I have set my face with single minded devotion to the one who has brought all of these into existence. And that is Allah Spano. with Allah, the Jews concludes with Allah spotless saying in the law, Ehrlich would have been one number more things that we need to do to recognize what a loss patola is more of his amazing creation, look at the universe and take inspiration from it, study it and take inspiration from it. It is God who splits the seed and the fruit stone, he brings forth the living from the dead and the dead from the living. That is God, how can you then turn away the idea of fairly equal is the one

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who causes the break of day, how he's made the night for rest, and the sun and the moon and the moon. They have a precise measure. It's predictable, you can predict every single day when the sun will rise, when it will set the moon and its phases you can predict all of this valley Cathedral Aziz and alim that is a measure determined by the almighty on knowing so panela He has made for us the stars, the stars for beauty, but also that we can use them as guidance, navigation. That's the natural GPS that Allah has put for us.

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All of these amazing things Allah, Allah has says, has made for us, and then that is so that we can worship him. But Dr. Sommer watty will aren't the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How could he have a son when he has no concert? And I akula who wanted? Well, I'm Taku Sahaba. All right. Well, hello kakula Shea, he has brought everything into existence. He's not part of the existence as a member of it. He is the one who made it. And that's the why we should worship and valley como la hora Bukola. In a high level, that is your Lord, there is no god but him, the Lord, the creator of everything. So worship have fire boo hoo, Allahu Allah, Alicia, in what kill. And this is again, the

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theme of this just to recognize a lot and then to worship exclusively. I asked last month that he was perfect to worship him exclusively. And to recognize him through his signs, His signs in his book and His Signs outside his book does akmola fair and for sticking around to the very end I appreciate that that charge more we will go to the eighth just the end of Surinam and then the beginning of sootel are off. Hope to see you all there. So Hanukkah, Hanukkah, Chateau La ilaha illa Anta and stuff Roberto Blake Solomonic masala he will go to the Facebook page or the YouTube pages. If you Google my name orange yonder on YouTube, that will be like the YouTube channel that comes up

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in sha Allah. Okay. If you want