Qur’an for Teens #6 – Allah’s Expectations

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The Saturday so we'll take a break for that one week and then restart after that. So today is the class of the 25th and August 1, we will take a break and then we will reconvene on August the eighth Is that okay and clear to everybody inshallah? Yes.

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Okay, very good.

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All right. Quick tell quickly tell me a little Bukhara huh Surah Baqarah was

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true or false is the longest surah of the Quran type it please or say it true.

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through it is the longest.

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True or false? The longest ayah of the Quran is in pseudocode. Bakara. Yes, True.

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True. True. Very good.

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All right.

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True or false? The greatest idea of the

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is the

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sort of the greatest false, false, true, false, it's good to see.

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Good to see correct. Yeah.

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Gracias por un and adequacy is it with surah also?

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Surat Al Baqarah.

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Okay. All right. So bacara was revealed before the Prophet migrated to Makkah, or after the Prophet migrated to Makkah, I'm sure after before the property manager Medina or after the prophet SAW the migrants before or after.

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Maybe, let me ask the question. So true, Bukhara was revealed.

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Before the Prophet migrated to Medina or after

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after, after, after,

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that is what it is called the Medina sutra. It is after the prophets Allah had migrated from Mecca to Medina. Okay. The name Al Baqarah. What is the word Allah hora mean? This is simple question. The cow, the cow. Okay. What is this? Is this referring to a story that took place? Or is it just referring to cows in general? The it's referring to the story of

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borrowing money so

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it's not specifically the college just the majority of it is the cow

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it's it's a story correct? Okay, now has a new autonomy. What story that is, is a story of binary soil when they were commanded by Allah to sacrifice a cow.

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The benefits while asked why the what type of cow they should do, and Alo started giving them more and more increasingly difficult requirements for the cow. That's right. And it showed that they should have just listened the first time when they could have sacrifice any type of car.

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Absolutely. That's really awesome. Just knock the local head on. That's really good. Okay, so it is in fact, the stories, the surah is named after that story. Now, do you remember the theme of the surah?

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in three words,

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theme of the surah was mission with

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You see, now, that means that Bani Israel does submit to a lot they do what they had to do they slaughter the cow. Yes, yes or no? Yes. Actually slaughter the cow. Yeah. In fact,

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for those who have a marchetto falloon, but they almost didn't do it because they were procrastinating so much. Is that an example of submission without compromise? No, no, no, that is an example of submission with lots of compromises, right? It's almost like you didn't submit to a look. That's how bad it was, you know, like a, all the good vibes were taken out of it. So Baccarat teaches us we need to be those who submit to Allah without compromise, who is the example that Allah gives us of that? Whoo which prophet

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Ibrahim alayhis salam right in the first use of the ending, as mentioned, and he is the one who is a lot tells us about him that he is the one that a lot tested with many tests for a term hoonah and he fulfilled them all his way is the best way to submit. Now of course, we believe that the prophets on them is an actual like he is the response to the door of Ibrahim right? We actually not just believe that we know that from the Quran. Okay.

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He is the response to the Dr. Ibrahim al Islam. So the prophets, Lawson Sunnah, his life. Our religion is a revival of the way of Ibrahim alayhi salam. All right, that is what Surah Al Baqarah the very first part of it teaches. In fact, if you look at what Allah says here, he says, Well my Yoruba warm millet, Ibrahima Illa, Mansa Musa, who but a foolish person, were turned away from the religion of Abraham, the religion of Ibrahim, the way of Ibrahim is Islam. His way is the way of all the prophets. But specifically since he is the ancestor of the prophets of Salaam, his way is the way the Prophet son came to revive. Right.

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All right, so that is very good. Thank you very much after the after this, a lot of others transitions from Ibrahim to, to us as believers, right? And what, like the second Jews will speak about our responsibilities as Muslims, what are we supposed to do? How do we submit to Allah without compromise? What are the responsibilities that we have in as part of our faith with Allah subhanaw taala Bani Israel had responsibilities and they fulfilled some and then neglected others? What is going to be our approach our attitude, this surah? Or this Jews, in fact, will tell us that now.

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Do you remember at the very beginning of this

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surah excuse me in the very beginning of this, just there is an important incident.

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The incident was the incident of the change of the Qibla. Do you remember we spoke about this? Yes. Hmm. The change of the Qibla was the Qibla originally was facing which city?

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Messiah or Jerusalem?

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Jerusalem gave okay to map this. Then a lost power dialer. Change the Qibla. To face face. What

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city? Is the caravan in Morocco, right? Yes or no? the Kaaba in Makkah, is our directional prayer. The Qibla. You guys with me? Yeah. Yes, that is, this was a very difficult thing for the Muslims, because people made fun of them that like all of these people turn one way, one day, turn the next day, another way, third day, the alternative way, right, what they're trying to imply is that the Prophet son was being morally inconsistent. Okay. And this was difficult because the Prophet son was not inconsistent, he was very consistent. You know, from the beginning to the end, it's all sudden, right? Because that shows that a person has true character, if they're consistent in their

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character, in the way they are, in the way they deal with people in the way they the values, the principles that they live by, it shows us the person who is a person of true, like the character, and the principles are true, you see, so the process was very consistent. So this was very hurtful. And then the believers were also, you know, hurt by this because imagine like, a whole community is like laughing at you. We can imagine that because a lot of times as Muslim began made fun of. So this was very hard. But alas, Martha told the profits of the lab, that don't you worry, you'll be fine. Your direction on prayer is the garba. That's the house that Ibrahim alayhis salam built. You

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are following us in you the Prophet Salaam and all of us who follow the prompts Allah, you all are following the wave Ibrahim, so it is more it's it's more suitable that you follow the way of Ibrahim alayhis salam right are the Kava the similar that Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam had constructed Okay, now today, we are going to write as the followers of the last profit or loss on that. We have expectations. Allah has

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certain expectations from us. Okay, we are the ones who are the last nation with the final revelation with the final prophet with the final Qibla. Okay, there are expectations that Allah has of us expectation number one that he mentions. His is being patient.

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Patience, when something bad happens, something disastrous happens. Okay, that's number one on the list. What is this? Well, good things happen in life and bad things happen in life is if is it that if bad things happen in life that alerts father does not like us? Is that the case?

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Yes or no?

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Where are you? Oh, I can't see the chat. Hold on.

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All right, is it? Is it the case? If bad things happen to us that it's because Allah doesn't like us? Yes or no? No, no, in fact, in fact, bad things are a part of life. Okay, how can we say that?

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Well, look at what this is. All right. I need two volunteers that have

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the link on the Facebook page is on the London mass Facebook page is aka locator. Okay, now,

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do we have our ham here today? Or ham my man? I always ask him to read the articles. Are you? Good? How are you fine. No, I'm good. I'm good. All right. Thank you. All right. I need a second volunteer to read the translation. I'll do it. It's kind of awesome. All right. So yeah.

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Could you please read the Arabic the ayah and then Hannah, you read the English and then I'll go to the fire. And we'll go up to number 147 like that. Okay, one by one. Ready? All right. Going to be La Nina Shay, you're gone. You're watching Miss Mila you lost your washi

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sorry. Well and I've been doing

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whole few while

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Nino word he

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was he was

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studious for Bibi.

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We shall certainly test you with fear and hunger and loss of property, lives and crop.

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give good news to those who endure with fortitude.

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And again, either alcohol but mostly bad.

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Those who say when afflicted with

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a calamity, we belong to God and to Him we shall return

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to Him.

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What we

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do are the ones who will have blessings and mercy from their Lord. It is they who are on the right path.

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Mashallah, very, very nice. Thank you very much both of you deserve como la vida. That was awesome. Okay.

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All right. So this is

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the passage, a very beautiful passage a very, like, you know, this is a passage that like Mashallah, a lot of you are most of you are really young hamdulillah right. But when you get older and you go through times in life that are tragic.

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Hard, okay, I tell you, this passage of the Quran is like,

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it's like,

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it's it's like something that consoles it soothes your heart, okay, it soothes your heart. And it says a beautiful passage. That's what the Quran supposed to be for us. You know that it's supposed to be something that when we are suffering, when we are struggling,

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the Quran soothes our hearts. And this was one of those beautiful passages of the Quran that does that. Okay, what does it say? It says that for sure we will test you IE, life is full of tests. That's what Allah is telling us is going to happen. For sure. Good times will happen. Bad times will come it will happen for sure. Don't complain when it happens. Right? Think about it. How many of you have gone on a plane?

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Right now you can go but me

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We've been on a plane I've been on a plane.

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Me. All right, many of you, right? Okay. So when the plane is, you know, in the air and there's something, you know, like,

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sometimes the pilot will turn on the mic and say, you know,

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these gentlemen, forget about to be experiencing some turbulence. Put your seatbelt on, right. Have you seen that?

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Right? That happens. Now, when he says that, are you more ready for turbulence are less ready? More ready? Already? More ready, right? Because you know, it's coming.

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If he didn't tell you and it came, you were shocked. Maybe you're drinking your apple juice and you spilled it.

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But now, you know is going to be turbulent, you're going to put your seatbelt on and be ready. When it happens. It's not so bad. Right?

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Yes or no? Do you agree with that? Yes, yes, that is the idea here, the last panel is going to is telling us there is going to be turbulence in life, it's going to happen. So now we have to prepare for it. We have to be ready for it.

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So that when it does happen, we can deal with it and not complain about it. That's the worst part to complain about it is the worst part. Okay. So here is how what Allah says he says, Look, there's going to be tests, lots of tests, fear, hunger, loss of property, loss of lives, loss of success crops seminar is actually stuff you eat to enjoy yourself, okay? like fruit is eating for enjoyment, or other types of luxury items that are eaten for enjoyment, that is actually what

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a thammarat is referring to. So you will lose your basic

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the basic necessities of life, and you will also lose the luxuries of life. And sometimes you will have them sometimes you won't. This is how life is going to be. But Allah is preparing us, right? And it's preparing us to now we can deal with it. How do we deal with it? We deal with it by being patient. We deal with it by you know, being just just not complaining. Not saying Why did this happen to us? In fact, we deal with it by saying

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in here you are in your own we belong to God. And to him, we shall return meaning Whatever happened to us is part of a loss plan. He is in charge right now. I don't understand. But are we okay? We are right. Okay. That person who is able to deal with the difficulty of life in such an amazing manner? Allah says, These are the people who will have blessings and mercy from their Lord.

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And it is they who are on the right path but would like or who moved. I don't remember, what is the word for guidance? Do you know the word for guidance

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in Arabic, and the Eau de Hooda. Right? It's got houda right.

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And the very beginning of the surah of the Quran says that the the very beginning of this word the Quran says this Quran is who doesn't live up in it is what

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a guide right?

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For those who are mindful of God, right, those who want to be guided Now, look at this ayah Allah says, if you want to be guided, here is your test. When bad stuff happens, you have to be you have to be patient, you have to be calm, you cannot complain, you should say in the law, or in your own, you should say this is part of a loss plan. Allah will, you know, help me through it. That is what being guided means. That is what submission without compromise means. Hmm, that's pretty cool. Yes, that is what the last month expects of us. He wants us to be in this amazing situation where bad stuff happens. We are able to deal with it. Okay, then.

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Next thing that's expected of us as believers, okay.

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is to reflect

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to reflect on the world. Now, what do you what do you mean by that reflect reflection on the the world around

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As this is a beautiful expectation the Quran makes us a very important part of he man

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he man you know what, what's what's the translation for him and people

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believing in a lot of faith what else any other transition

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that's pretty much it right? Faith II man, one of the most amazing parts of the Quran is that Allah Papa says that your Eman has to be based on two types of ayat. Hmm So Eman is based human

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faith is based on the Iet what was the transition of IOD

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versus versus okay.

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Inside the the book just what

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right and faith is based on the

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outside the book What is this?

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This is News orbera hidden clues or Brahim very good or more. Another way of saying it, it's excellent man. It is

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the reflection on a laws creation.

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That is a i a the word I have by the way means a miraculous sign.

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In fact, I'm going to translate is not just vs assigns. I add inside the book that those are the verses that we read. And the I add outside of the book, which is the reflection on the last creation signs that are all around us. Look at what this is. Okay.

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Let's have a cup of water Shall we?

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Can you read the Arabic This is harder?

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It's good. I can do it. We can do it. All right. Yeah. A has a new lecture read the English

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use of next up How's that? Okay, that'll give Yeah, that's okay. Thank you. All right. A lot of fun. Give it a shot. Mr. Miller

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lady one hardy one full key. I love eater Judy for

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me my phone NASA wanna la mina San

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Juan la la mina Soma. Amen.

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Baba, Baba freezeria was Sahaba.

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May in a summer it will lie on to call me.

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Call me.

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All right, very good. All right, yeah, Hassan Go ahead. In the creation of the heavens and the earth in the alternation of night and day, in the ships that sailed the ocean being cargoes beneficial to man in the water, which God sends down from the sky, and with which he revives the earth after its death, scattering over it all kinds of animals in the courses of the wind and in the clouds pressed to into service between earth and sky. There are indeed science for people who use the reason

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does aka Well done, you guys that's awesome. Mashallah, thank you very much. Okay. So as you can see, as you can see here, something very fascinating.

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Alas, pantalla says that in he lists, creation of the heavens and the earth, how Count with me. How much is that?

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That's one, we're ready. That's one number to walk the lovely lady wasn't her alternation of the night and day. Number three,

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the ships that sail the ocean bearing cargoes beneficial to man. How many is that so far?

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Right good.

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In the water, which God sends this guy

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how much

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or for for and with which

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He revives the earth after its death

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by capturing or it all kinds of animals

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in the courses of the winds what asleep

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in the clouds pressed into service between the earth and sky? Hey, hey, ain't la

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Leto me?

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Ah, yeah, that is the plural of what word? Hi yah, yah is the plural of the word IRA signs. That's what I love saying. There are signs of Allah outside the book all around us. He gives eight examples of them in this ayah

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the example of what is happening above us, you know, the alternation of night and day, that's how the Earth rotates, the changing of the seasons. Hmm.

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The sips the ships that sail on the ocean, do you know, do you know this is how all your stuff that you buy? That's how it comes through ships sailing around the world. Okay, this if this there was no ships, if ships were not sailing on the sea, then we would, as a civilization not thrive. We wouldn't actually have a civilization. This is not like a extraordinary quake, this is actually a reality. Okay? If you look at history, the most powerful civilizations, empires, controlled trade and commerce through the sea.

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And that is like, you know, that was a key for power. And, and and dominance. Okay, a lot reminds us it is he who allowed that to happen. Through Boyd's the water which Allah says from the sky, the rain that starts the water cycle that allows us to sustain ourselves. If there is no rain, it's a drought. If it's a drought, there's no crops, there's no water to drink, people dying. It's a famine. It starts with the rain.

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And the rain allows the plants to grow and allows the animals to live. It allows us to benefit from all of that from the plants from the animals from the water.

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Hmm, the winds, they change the the weather, from hot to cool. they pollinate the plants, the flowers, that gives us fruit.

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The clouds are the primary factors in the change of weather, winds and cloud if you look at like a meteorologist explaining what the weather is like. That's what I'm talking about wind and clouds, okay? This is the how the winds are going. Low pressure, high pressure clouds are forming here. That's what it's about.

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All of these amazing is all around us are for people who call me Yaki loon for people who use their brain, for people who use reasoning, it is for them to reflect on the all of this amazing,

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amazing system. It did not just pop out of existence out of nothing. It did not come without a without a purpose. It could not have just sprung out without someone making it. Hmm. This is the idea like how do you understand what's the proof of Allah, that Allah exists? The proof that Allah exists is all of the things around us. This perfect system?

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it you know, if you think logically, they call this in philosophy, the first principles, okay? The first principles are you break something down to its very core, and then you look at that core, and that core will tell you something about it. If you look at the world, you break it down from you know, the way it is you arrive at its building blocks, okay? It's building blocks,

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they cannot have just popped out of nothing. Because if they are have popped out of nothing, we should see that happening repeatedly. it logically wouldn't make any sense. So they have to have a start and an end. If they have a start. That means there has to be someone who preceded that start.

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For that someone to procedure that start to bring them into existence. those building blocks of the universe. That is a lost pantalla

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it logically follows that for that to happen, a law must have existed before, he must have been eternal. And the world has to be, has to it's not eternal, the universe is not eternal. All of this if you just logically think it points to the fact that Allah is the one and the only the one who brought everything into existence, the one who was eternal, and the world isn't eternal, the one who is necessary, he is the one who this whole thing depends on

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and he doesn't depend on it. This is what how we define the last part of this is are not defined. This is how we understand the last pantalla right. So all of these amazing things, the Quran says you are if you want to really understand who God is, hmm. Don't just rely on the IRS in the book, look at the IRS outside the book. And that will tell you who truly Allah is how majestic Allah is truly, okay. How amazing Allah is. Okay, so that is an amazing aspect. And what that should do, by the way, is when we understand who our Lord is, that should increase us in love for Allah.

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While loving amanu a shadow balilla the people who love the people who believe they love God the Most, our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala is we love a Lost Planet, Allah we fear his punishment. Okay? It's not just I believe hallelujah.

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And I've saved No, that's not what we believe.

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But it's not only that we only talk about punishment of Allah, you know, sin, sin, you know, either but no, we love Allah. A shed do horrible Allah believe those who believe love God the Most. This is number 165. And you see how logically follows I 164 talks about reflect on a last creation. And number 165 says when you reflect upon him, you will love him.

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That is how we are supposed to. That's how our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala is people are you ready?

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Yes. All right. No, those who believe love God, most of the expectations, we're talking about what is the law expect offers, he expects us to be patient, he effects expects us to reflect on the world. He expects that that causes us to love him more than anything else or anyone else. Okay. And when you love something more than anything or anyone that becomes your priority, our priority becomes now to make a loss pantalla happy to please Him submit without compromise to see how Allah is making that logical case. It's a very beautiful thing in the Quran. Okay, what else?

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What else does Allah expect? Okay.

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He expects us to consume the good things in life.

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Okay, loving Allah, Allah and.

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And being grateful to him submitted to him doesn't mean that you don't enjoy the beautiful things that Allah has given us. Hmm, can I enjoy this cup of coffee?

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You may not like yes, but how do I enjoy it? Ha kulu Minato Eva eat from the wholesome things. It's a pure thing. It's something that Allah has made halal. He has provided it for you Alhamdulillah. And then as I'm drinking it as a peace villa.

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And when I finished I say

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I say what I have done under the law, right? That

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that's what we do. Right? We enjoy the good. He expects us to enjoy the good things in life.

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By being

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by being thankful for them. Hmm.

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This is very important. Was it number 172 enjoy the good stuff, the halaal things. This is not the religion isn't everything is haram. In fact it is in namaha Rama la comida. What's Haram is very little Haram is little halaal is a lot. Enjoy. Not the harem. Enjoy the halaal Okay, enjoy the halaal not the harem. That's the key thing.

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Ah, look at that in namaha Rama la Khun Mater The only things that are made forbidden for you is alma mater and Mater it says carrion. I don't know what carry it is. It's basically someone who like an animal that was like roadkill okay? Like an animal that died instead of it being like sacrificed or you know slaughtered it died maybe a disease maybe it got hit by another animal and died. Whatever happens you know, like how animals will die for reasons let's look at what carrion actually means carrion is, well, I don't know, is giving me like a whole bunch of seems like a game. decaying flesh of dead animals. Okay, all right. cadavers. Fine, we won't. So that is haram. In fact, that's

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disgusting, right?

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a dumb blood is haram. Okay, blood meaning blood. That can mean of course if there's blood in meat. That's not the point. But consumption of blood. It's disgusting. It's got germs in it. Haram. Okay, well, a man in the flesh of swine. What swine?

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Hey, steak, pink pigs, right? pigs are Haram. The Quran says it came. This is an impure thing. It's an impure animal. It was something by the way, all of our laws laws. For that he sent to musallam that was sent to a salad.

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In the Bible, pork is haram as well. Did you know that in the Bible?

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And in the New Testament Bible is the pork pork is haram.

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People eat it, because they're like, Oh, you know, the law of Moses doesn't apply to us anymore. Well, that's your

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illogical, flawed understanding. But the reality is the law of Allah has always been consistent. This animal is not to be consumed. Did you know that?

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Yeah. Okay, so pork and pork derivatives are not allowed. There's no pork on my fork.

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Okay. How many things so far has been haram?

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How many the last

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Then meat, blood, pork. And then number four is wama o Hilah. V li li de la This is hard translation. What is constantly consecrated? Other than in the name of God? What it means is that sacrificed

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sacrifice in other than a law's name. Okay. What that means is someone was sacrificing an animal in the name of Jesus. Can you eat that?

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No, no, that's what I'm right. If someone wants to sacrifice an animal, in the name of, I'm going to sacrifice is the animal in the name of you know, Brahma. Today T for an endosome? Are you allowed to eat that food?

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No. smilla In the name of Allah. Are you allowed to eat that animal?

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In the name of God, not Bismillah in the name of God.

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Is that okay? as well? Yes. As long as that person is referring to Allah as God, that's fine. Right. So the Haram is very little in NEMA. It's only restricted to all these few things. It's not a lot in hora de la comunidad a Tata what dama Melton zeal, Mama. Oh, la la. Right. So this is a beautiful thing. What Allah is telling us Haram is little halaal is everything else. Everything else is halal. Enjoy the halal be thankful for the good things in life. Okay, what else Allah says

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if you are forced to, you know, this, by the way, these are categories of hate on by the way, right? There's more stuff you can add to this. It's not just like only four things as hot um, and that said, there's more stuff you can add in the category. It's like big, like buckets. And in that bucket, you can put a few things but what I was trying to highlight is that it's a restricted number. It's a limited number. NEET halaal is way more and that's how we need to understand our religion. Not everything is haram. Not everything that's good in life is made haram that's a false understanding. That's a false understanding of what Allah says. Okay, now what also less has

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something very interesting for money for La la la la la, la, la in LA for Rahim. Yeah, use of Would you like to read the translation? Yes. Ah, read this.

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fun but for one

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who is driven by necessity?

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is forgiving and

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excellent. What is this I refer to? This is referring to that if you are if you are forced to eat haram

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then there's no sin on you. Okay, what are the conditions? What what are the two things that he just mentioned about forced to eat something haram? Well,

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when there's no highlight, it's

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not necessarily

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driven by necessity. Okay?

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Woman Terminator robot in valade. Cave, driven by necessity. Number one is

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necessity what is necessity?

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You are starving to death.

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If you are starving to death, then can you eat pork?

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Yes, yes. But you're like, you know what, this is my chance to be important. Let me like no pun intended pig out.

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Can you do that?

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Neither craving.

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necessity, but not with craving. ie you eat enough say a person is starving to death. They have no food but pork. They eat enough to stay alive. They don't overeat justifying their, their situation to see. So this is the two conditions necessity. For example, someone is dying, starving, then what is haram becomes halal, okay. It's an example. Right? This is an example for law that in life and death situations, what is haram becomes halal because Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. That's the idea. You guys get it?

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in life and death situations, when something is haram can become hollow. This is actually a principle of our religion. It shows the beautiful nature of our faith. Allah tells us, all these things are halal.

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Enjoy them and thank Allah for them. Okay. But if you are faced with that situation where it's life or death,

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then the impermissible also becomes permissible. As long as you're not craving it, you're doing it only out of necessity. This is a key part. Okay? This is actually a principle of our religion. I don't what do you not know of the use of this is clear from the ayah it's not like I'm not saying this. I'm not making this up is saying it.

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Okay, so that is that next thing that Allah says that he expects of us are people, okay? He expects us to be people of virtue.

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Write people off

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be virtue

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of virtue. What does that mean? This is actually called the idea of virtue is to build you know, that internal dialogue. No, it's called barrier.

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I A of virtue. Why do you think it's called the i o virtue? Because it describes what a person's virtues and believers virtues are supposed to be? What makes you amazing? This ayah describes it. Okay. All right. Let's get your hub Are you with me?

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Yes. Have you with me? Okay. All right. Who would like to read? Let's see. The translation. Me.

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Who's Me? Me?

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All right. Let's have like we had a boy for let's have a girl. Uh, how about Simon? Simon? Can you do it?

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Yeah, very Dima. Thank you. All right. So what I'm going to do Simon is I'm going to ask Abraham, haven't you stopped at like a point?

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What I'll do is like, I'm gonna

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like point where you stop, and then time I'll tell you like, here's where he stopped. Is that okay? Okay. All right. I'll have fun. Go ahead.

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minashi pani, Raji,

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les Silva and

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Joe Hackman mesh Really? Well, no dB.

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Virtue does not

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consists in whether you face towards the east or the west.

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I'll give Roman

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CV while mela

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virtue means believing in God the last day the angels the book and the prophets. Hmm. All right. pause for a second please.

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sorry, how much Give me a minute? Hmm. I lost my thought describes what? What's he describing?

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what's right, and what's the word for virtue in the ayah in Arabic? And Bill albir. Okay, keep that in mind. What is beer? What does it mean to be a good Muslim? What is it mean to be? Like, what is he man feet being religious? What does it mean? Does it mean just turning east or west? Is it just rituals? No, it is not just rituals. It's not just, you know, a to do list of items. Eat this. Don't eat that face this way. Don't face that way. It's not just that. It is more than that. What is the first thing that Allah mentions here?

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believing in God, believing? That's the first part of virtue of Bill, Eman that makes you understand the world that makes you understand the next life that makes you understand your place in the world that makes you understand good and evil. All right, that's the first that's the foundation. All right, next thing

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we'll add it from here to

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what will further club Okay.

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Well, delma Allah, He will

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be the was

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virtuous or those who despite their love for it, give away their wealth to their relatives and to orphans and the very poor and to travelers and those who ask for charity and to set slaves free

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work on the soil.

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God there was more for that a big him he had who was saw BDNF

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and who attend to their prayers and pay the ohms and who keep their pledges when they make them and show patients in hardship and adversity and in times of distress.

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hoo searcher they're the true believers and Such are the God fearing awesome Mashallah. Great job you guys. Thank you so much. Does our como la halen Okay, look at what it says virtue. Virtue number one it believes it's not just rituals. That's not what Islam is about. It's not just halal chicken. It's not just where direction is that similar? It's not just is my topi on alright. Hmm, is it okay, Toby? That's not what Islam is all about. That's part of Islam. halaal Chicken is part of Islam, which is the civilized part of Islam, the type of clothes we wear, like the, the modesty is part of Islam. But that's not all of Islam. Okay, what is Islam? What is being religious? It means number

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one, believing in Allah the last day, the angels, the books and the prophets. It's about faith. It's about understanding our place in this world, and the world right now and the world of the next life, the good and the bad following of the Prophet, salvation, all of these matters. Okay, number two, that Eman leads you to do something, it means leads you to do what,

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despite their love of it, give their wealth away, giving charity despite loving wealth,

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loving it, I need it and love it, you still give it away to the ones who need it. So the relatives who are in need to the orphans who are in need to the poor will need to the travelers who are in need to those who ask for charity, to set slaves free.

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To set a slave free, someone who is whose life is basically you know, miserable. You give them a new chance at life and you don't get anything out of it.

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It's not there's nothing in it for you. You're doing it for the sake of Allah and to help that person. That is the idea of virtue.

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You're doing it to help someone else

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For the sake of Allah, that is what virtue is. What is virtue number three,

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attend to the prayers and pay zakat. Ah, well commerce, Allah will act as the god this is something you find in the Quran consistently. Pray, and not just pray, establish the prayer, pray with meaning, and then help those who are around you who need help. This is what virtue means. Keeping your promises number four, we'll move forward now. Bianca de la hadoo. Okay, your word should mean something. You're an honest person. When you say something You mean it?

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What you say? You mean?

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When you make a promise you keep this is what virtue what good What a good Muslim is. If it's not a person as praying Allahu Akbar Salah nice beard op on the head, right? And then they're lying. And when they say, okay, you know, yeah, sure I you know, we'll do this and they don't do it. That's not that's not virtue. That's not being a good person. That's not moving beyond him. either. I do. It's showing patient in the patient in hardship and adversity. We already saw that great.

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difficult times in life. You are patient. You don't say you don't complain about it. You don't say Why me?

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You the patient because you know, Allah is going to be in charge. He's going to take care of us. Okay. We're

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in times of distress email box, he will actually is referring to the middle of a war. Okay. Like in the middle of a war, you're not a coward. That you run away from battle. You're like, you know what, let me save my life. Let my friend die. Who cares?

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That's not a good person. This is such an evil person who thinks that way. Let me just say myself, everybody else can suffer. Who cares about them? Right? That's selfish. This is it's a disease. We're here to like, Look, we're all in it together. We're all gonna be going through this together. It's not just about me. We're gonna all you know come out to to this. Well, okay. Those are the true believers when I can let you know sort of who that's the true believer. Okay. Who like Kuhn

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look, again, in the very beginning of the sutra, what is the law say? Who de Lille there's what?

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Again, what a Who am I talking to tell us this right.

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Who is the Mata Ki right here? That people who live this that is a McDuffie, he spoke about guidance, right. Who Del Mar Tofino Buddha, he spoke about how do you know that you're guided? It's the way you react to bad things that happened to you. That shows whether you're guided or not.

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This is a beautiful idea. It's such an amazing idea. The idea of virtue be people that weren't you I had to bear what else is expect from us? We have only a few minutes. Okay. I'm going to show you quickly. Okay.

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expects us to fast ha quotevalet como cm?

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Is that average is a good is that a good deed?

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fasting, specially in Ramadan? Why would they?

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Yes, I am number

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183. Yes or no?

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People you're with me? I know you're tired of

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fasting. That's what he expects of us. It was expected of those before you write people before us or other, you know, prophets, their followers are also fasting. This is not like brand new stuff that a lot put on us as superhard No, everybody did it before as well.

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This is something that Allah tells us number a continuing one number area number seven. Now. Number seven is look at this is this is one of my favorite I in the Quran.

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Do not consume one other's property by unjust means, nor offer it as a bribe to the authorities. So you may deliberately and wrongfully devour a part of other people's wealth. Reba.

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Reba close. This is bribery and systemic

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corruption. You know what this word means systemic corruption. No, it means the system that you live in is corrupt. It's unfair. The powerful will get what they want. The rich will get what they want. The poor is trampled.

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That's what it's referring to. Don't be the person who is

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is funding that system. Don't be a part of that system. Don't be that powerful, rich person that tramples on the poor.

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You know what's amazing about this is

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it comes right after the idea of fasting, right?

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The Night of the fest all these is from what 80 to 187 are speaking about fasting in Ramadan. Right? So no look at that this one starts here fasting want to do three fasting fasting fasting shall Ramadan, you know related to fasting Dora, one of the six fasting what when you fast what can you do after the night after you've broken your fast? All those things? Yeah. And then

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corruption and bribery

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ripping people off. It's like a last thing if you fasting in Ramadan and you're still a corrupt person, you still are a person who was bribing people, you're still, you know, not changed.

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Then what really was the point of that fast? That fast was just a diet. It wasn't really fasting. It didn't change you. Because the purpose of the fast is to change you. La La Quinta tahune remember taqwa? hudl What?

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Bean right here again, La La Quinta de Poon, this is the point, you become someone who stops evil, give up evil give up sin. That is what fasting is supposed to do. And if that doesn't change you faster than change you. It's like, what was really the point of all of this anyway. Right? And this is something that's very, very critical. That our, what Allah expects of us is we're expected to be people who are righteous, you know, in the way we are spiritually and also in the way we deal with people also. So lovara second just mentioned what Tim will have Java or morata merata de la Hajj and Umrah a passage of Hajj and Umrah comes here. I am number 101 196. Okay, that's what that describes

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how genoma we're going to stop each other in a minute. Just give me a sec here.

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In Hudson O'Meara, what do you have? You have large crowds? Well, this year, not so much. We asked a lot to return our return Hodges the way it was pre COVID.

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When you have large crowds, lots of people, what happens when you have lots of people all squished in when police

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are getting mad. People getting mad. People get upset. People start elbowing people start like, you know, doing things that they wouldn't do normally. Hmm. Yes or no.

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You mentioned IRA if you went for tawaf, we went for her, do you know what I'm talking about? It becomes very difficult when people are squishing you.

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People are stepping in your feet hurt. Someone comes and just puts their hand on your back and you're like, yo, bro, come on, man.

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He's leaving on you while you make it off.

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It's very difficult.

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It's hot.

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But what does the law say about hajia? All these things. He says.

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The person who's doing it must abstain from indecent speech, from wicked conduct from quarreling while on the pilgrimage. Hmm. What's the point of the pilgrimage? If you're fighting and saying bad things and doing bad things and hurting people? What's the point of that kind of pilgrimage? What good is that Hutch if that Hydra was just trampling on people, hmm. So again, you see how amazing the ayat are. And Allah describes a pillar of Islam Hajj, he describes not just Hajj but he says, you're expected to become a better person during it and after it describes fasting. You're supposed to become a better person because of your fasting. That is what taqwa is, that is what Allah is

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expecting offers. inshallah, we'll stop here. And what we will do is be Israelite Allah We will reconvene

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in in two weeks and child this week, next week, we're off August, the first for either one from the villa. And then in July, August the eighth, we will restart our study in sha Allah tada izaak Willow, Helen, thank you all for coming out.

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stage safe, so that was Zach.