Aarij Anwer – Qur’an for Teens #7 – Values of Islam

Aarij Anwer
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of having multiple names for titles and being fair to one's purpose. They also emphasize the need for individuals to practice procrastination and learn from mistakes. The importance of physical growth and loss of consciousness is emphasized, along with the need for people to be mindful of their actions and not give up hope or fear. The segment emphasizes the importance of sharing experiences and learning from them to improve one's understanding of God.
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Put them in the Sony holy banner ad in Africa near Hassan. Hassan out with another one that I said I want a Kumara la he or two. How's everybody doing?

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Very good. Nice to see you all

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it is good to resume this the the studies of the Quran

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hope that you all had a nice break when it came to eat and

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just the summer I hope has been nice. Any any things that someone has done anything that

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anything interesting that someone has done in the summer of their mind you were doing something?

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you were at Camp that's very good. What else? Yeah, we also got a new trampoline. You got a new What?

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trampoline? a trampoline.

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Cool. Mashallah. Now you can jump. Hi.

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Anybody else? What have you been doing in the summer? It's interesting. Somebody would like to share?

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anybody, anybody? I've been making my own game I've been making once. I've been making my own game on programming. Oh, wow. Okay, very good.

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Do you want to tell us a little bit more about that?

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It's a 2d dungeon crawler. And I've been using Java. Wow. using Java eight. How old are you? I am 16. Are you 16 months.

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Very cool. So you're, you're a developer, huh? Yep. Very nice. Very nice. Very cool. I used to write code in Java as well many years ago.

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Okay, then now let's get started Java, we are going to resume our study of circle dasara Okay. And what we will do is

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I am going to show you where we are in our study of the surah Okay, and what is

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what is going on in this surah

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we were discussing

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some of the names of the Quran, okay. And you might remember this, they some of the names of Quran that we discussed was firstly, for an

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Al Kitab al Furqan a vicar and today I like to discuss one name of the Quran to start our discussion of width, which is L shokin.

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l l, what

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a shocker. Okay, how can very good What does a locum mean?

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What does it mean?

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It means something that is judgment or like what wise?

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wisdom, okay, so you have the word.

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The root letters, how can?

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How can or something? are so we write them out as letters, right? So the root letters are calf and knee. Okay. We get from this word for these two letters, we get the word hikmah. Yes.

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Fake Mattoon. What does one mean?

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wisdom, wisdom. Very good. Check mommy's wisdom. All right. We also get the word

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i think is judgment. How come? judgment may come in like the court. Very good. Hakeem is like the ruler? Yes. Let's kill him and help him the Day of Judgment.

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Well, that's one of the calls the Yeoman pm

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but broken here is the the thing that is interesting about it, is that it?

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was challenged instrumentalizing I'm learning backflips in front of the world. I'm sorry, I didn't see your government. And the the thing that's interesting is the word in Arabic is saying that if you are someone who is judging, if you are like a ruler, a judge someone who is important, okay. That means that you must have wisdom. Right?

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If you're a fool, and you're judging between people and your authority, people are going to be destroyed. Correct you that?

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Yes, right.

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If you're if you're just wise, you say nice things, but you have no power. Right? Is your wisdom does it mean anything? No, no, right? It's just nice words. So hokum is both things together wisdom and judgment. And that's what what was the plan? Okay. Malika Anza nahash Oh, c'mon, Avia. This is a book that has wisdom. But also it is the one that lays out for us how we're supposed to live our lives, right? It is like the judge in our worldly lives right now. Right? Like if we have to resolve a dispute.

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We look at what the Quran says. And the Quran Will you know, inform us how to find a resolution. So judgment

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and wisdom, both of them together. That is what a law calls the Quran tocumen Arabi? Yeah, that's a beautiful name. And that's something that we have to understand about the Quran as we were studying it. It's not just something that is some nice statements and you know, beautiful sounding things. No, it is full of wisdom and it needs to be implemented in the right.

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Areas Arabic was done.

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Yes, Arabic was the Pokemon Allah. Allah says in the Quran, Baraka in the novel, Pokemon RB. Okay, very good. So that was the first segment that we do, which is like the names of the Quran. And this is one of them many one now you would again, I'd like to ask you why there's so many names of the Quran. What is what's the point of this? Anybody remember that? I think they all mean something. They all mean something very good. What else? Could it be? Like? Why have so many names for something? I have one name, you have probably one name, too. But why is the parameter described with so many multiple names? Any ideas people?

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has more than one?

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Because there's more than one? What's your use of?

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one purpose? There's more than one purpose. Very good. It has multiple purposes. Excellent. I like that, you know, and the purposes

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you know, that that that is the thing that

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they're highlighted by the names. I like that. Well, then you have any other thoughts?

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Why have multiple names for the Quran? What's the wisdom in that? Hmm.

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So someone typed something or you want to say something, please, by all means, do so.

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So we have it has multiple purposes. What else would be there?

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In fact, man,

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I'm still thinking of something. We're still thinking of something. Okay?

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Does that mean something? Ah, right. So see, the Quran has so many, so many aspects. It's not fair to describe it in just one way is actually unfair. It's got so many

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layers to it. If you just said, one of those layers is what the Quran is, you're not being fair to the purpose of the Quran, you're not being fair to the whole. So that is why Allah uses all these multiple names to explain to us how deep this book really is. Okay, so that's very good desert malo Heron. Alright, let's also look at the values the Quran teaches us. Like I said, this is, it's meant to tell us something we need to want us to become

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better people. So

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here are the values that we had seen so far. humility, value of humility, you have to have humbleness, not to think highly not to think too highly, too highly resolved. To be humble and understand that you don't know everything. This is a mistake, that a person would make thinking that they are, you know, at a point where they know everything, whereas in reality, you know, almost nothing, me and you and everybody else. Because there's so much to know.

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This is the quality of a good believer, having humility. The opposite of that is arrogance. arrogance, being boastful, being proud, not proud isn't like I'm proud of my, you know, like family or my religion, but proud isn't like I'm proud of who I am. And I'm better than somebody else. Like I am better than this person. That idea, you know, and that is what shaped one like when I lost my dad talked about the shape on it, please. The story of Adam, that was the downfall of at

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least, that he was arrogant. He thought he

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was better than Adam. And the success of other Malays allowed despite the fact that he made the mistakes that he made, or made the mistake, excuse me that he was that he had humility.

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He had humility, when he lost power when he made the mistake of eating from

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from free.

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What is it that they said that Alico, Adam O'Meara? He can imagine Patanjali he, immediately he received words of prayer. Immediately, he had this humility to say, you know what, I was wrong, or Allah, I made a mistake. You know, that wasn't right of me. Immediately, he recognized that, and immediately he made amends. And this is, you know, a very key part of a good believer, having humility, knowing that sometimes

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you have to swallow a bitter pill, right? You have to eat some humble pie. But that is part of what makes a good person that they can recognize that they have made mistakes. And recognizing that is a good thing that that's what makes a good person not recognizing it and saying, Oh, you know what, I wasn't wrong in the first place. And I am right and this person who was either tell me, that's the attitude that at least had, okay.

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Now, also determined, we learned that he beautiful value that the Quran wants us to be is we have to be determined. Let's put humility opposite of arrogance. Hmm. And then think of Adam versus Iblees. Yeah, think of that example there. Okay. Opposite of progression. Procrastination, think of bunnies, right? You. Bunny is in. And the cow. The surah, is named after. It's called what the surah is called? What?

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Raka? Which means The what? The cow the cow? Yeah. Okay. So, the story of Al Baqarah. Right, the name of the surah has, like a really like, it has a really important part. It plays a really important part in like, understanding.

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You know, the, the, it plays a part in telling us what is in like, what's one of the main lessons of the surah? You know, and Surah Baqarah? is such a big surah has so many huge lessons. Yes.

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But of all the things that

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could be the sudo could be named after it's named after a buffer. Hmm. Because it is referencing this story. That when Moses says people, God commands you to sacrifice a cow, he for his account. Yeah. Very nice. So that story that was showing the procrastination, of Bani Israel, even when Allah says, oh, sacrifice a cow. They were like, Well, are you are you kidding me? Moses is of course not. I will be loved. Okay. Does that well tell us what is this? What kind of car was it? Okay, was any cow that is not too old. Not too young. Do so do quickly. Don't make Don't delay this thing. And they're like, Well, what about the color? Huh? Okay. What about I mean, color age, so many things we

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don't really know. Please tell us exactly what type it's gonna be. You see, they're kept procrastinating procrastinating. This is a person who was not determined. So these are people who were didn't want to do it. The reality is, they didn't want to do it. And that's why they kept putting it off. That's, uh, you know, if a person is always procrastinating by you not doing homework, you're not doing what it is that you have to do. Maybe your room is a mess. You haven't cleaned it in like weeks, and you keep putting it off, you keep putting it off. That probably means you don't actually want to do it. That's why you keep putting it off. And usually people say, Well,

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I don't have the time right now to do it. In reality, you can always make time. The real reason is just don't want to do it. Maybe because it's too difficult. Maybe it's not important enough. Whatever the case is, you just don't want to do it. And that was when he saw you didn't want to do it. Did not

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opposite of

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so it is that's how they work. And of all the things that the Sula, the name of the pseudocode highlight, it highlights this part. Don't be like these people who didn't want to do what a lot held.

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told them to do kept delaying it until it became too difficult for daba hoo ha, they sacrificed it. They actually did it at the end. But though they would rather not have done it, that's the reality about Galileo.

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And this is a, what a lot wants us not to be like. Now this is not just a slight on a gig ethnic group of people of a certain ethnicity. The Quran is here to teach us lessons. And this is one of the lessons the Quran is teaching us. These are people who were living with one of the greatest prophets of all time. They're not just living like somewhere, you know, remotely or whatnot. They're living with moosari salaam, who is the man who did miracle after miracle Oliver for miracle after miracle on his hand, he is the one who freed them from generations of slavery, from humiliation for massacre, he is the man who did this yet when he's with you, you don't even have like, like the

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determination to do what he is telling you as a prophet of Allah. That is a major thing. Right? That is the lesson for us. It's not to point a finger at them and say, Aha, that's not the thing. It is in fact to learn a lesson from their mistakes. That is what the parent has done and teachers be determined you know, and the example there is the bunny in the cow Okay. Now also the other quality that the Koran wants us to be like once is that a spouse is is an exam Yeah, yes then is translated as excellence okay

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very nice man right it's the worship Allah translates

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to worship a lot like you see him but if you don't see him he sees you. Excellent.

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Well done. Now tell me what are the root letters of the word son? Can you tell me from the Arabic

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okay the rulers are three guys to try it what is it going to be all of these letters what is the three that you think is the root

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ha seen a new one very good okay. So how seen and known from that you get a word that means that the word is person what is a person mean?

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Person means excellence. It means beauty.

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It means beautiful for example, like the process of omega Dora Aloma gamma has center healthy for has seen Hulu he when he will put on clothes This is the IRS wants to make that all law

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in fact, I'll display this door for you all for putting on quotes. Look at that. See? Look at that first Google result what does it say?

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That's not the one new government sorry.

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that's not the one either Okay, hold on.

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okay. So here's the dorm.

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Alright, something you like about your physical characteristics. Okay. I love my camera.

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Multi hustlin pull up very beautiful book. Ah

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lahoma gamma has sent a healthy person. Hulu T. Ola just says you had perfected my creation. Perfect. My moral character. Okay. And look at this has sent me that beautiful all I just like how you made my my appearance beautiful. Huh? Make my

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character also beautiful. All right. So it comes from the word person which means to be beautiful. Hmm. Excellence is doing something in a manner that is beautiful. That is what it is. It is doing something in a way. That is beautiful.

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And when we think of exam, we think of Ibrahima Lisa.

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That's what we think of the best of the best, the best of the best, right? In a beautiful

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man. And then we think of Ibrahim that's actually the end of the Jews. Hmm. As at the end of this disperse Jews when the last model speaks about Ibrahim alayhi salam. And he says about Ibrahim Alayhi Salam

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I will make you a leader Amen.

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Well before Allah says you'll be a leader of mankind, what did he do to earn this incredible honor? Well, what he did to earn this amazing honor was because he was tested by Allah.

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He was tested. And when he fulfilled the tests, that is when Allah said in the article in it, mmm, okay, so it's a document

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Sorry, man. I was Holly for now. Um

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so the word Khalifa was used for who the man is asking a good question. Who was it that said, I will make you a Khalifa?

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I think it was.

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Moses, I'm okay. Maybe let's see, somebody else might know.

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And he was the first human being

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the man is a very good, right. So as Melissa was the one that said, I'm gonna, you know, he's gonna be a Ambassador over longer. But Allah said, Brahim, that you will be the Jheri curl in nasima, you will be the leader of mankind. Hmm.

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So that's a beautiful thing. Now, last part that says about Ibrahim, that he is the one who is the example of excellence. And when we as Muslims practice Islam, we are trying to follow the Sunnah of the prophet SAW Selim, and the Prophet.

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And so when the Prophet false

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prophets of Salaam was the one who you think of like he brought the son of Abraham back to life. And that was who the prophecy was the son of Raman Salaam, the wave of Rahimi brought it back to life. And we are the ones who are following the professor's footsteps in fulfilling that vision, right? I lost my calls as soon as Rahim actually he says, He calls it militar Ibrahim

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militar Ibrahim, that is actually what he calls it. The religion of Abraham, the way of Abraham.

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religion of Abraham is the middle of Abraham, that is what a lot smarter says about.

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about this. Now, what's interesting is that is what excellence is supposed to be espousing that will no other game.

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All right, sorry about that. Now,

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so now let's get let's This is the things that we've studied. Let's go to the segment three, which is the CEO of Al Baqarah. Okay. And we had looked at

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the theme, the main theme of surah. Baqarah is submission to Allah without complex This is like the thing. This is the main thing that Allah wants us to learn from Surat Al Baqarah. This is something you know, there's many things to be learned from sort of Baccarat, this is one of the main things, okay.

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That it is the

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submission to Allah without compromise with excellence, wanting to do with being determined with humility, all those characteristics, okay. Now, what we were looking at was, we had looked at the beginning of the surah, where Allah spoke about Adam, we looked at, you know, burning surah eel and their mistakes. We looked at Ibrahim alayhis salam, but then finally electrons to us as believers, the responsibilities that we have as Muslims, okay, are what expectations does Allah have of us as Muslims, that is the next thing that is that is

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discussed it and that is, let's go to that IR right here. That is the expectations that Allah has offers.

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He wants us to,

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you know, like that our expectations are reasonable, right?

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We should, you know, like, we're not wish the religion is not so hard that it's impossible to follow. Allah has made it reasonable to follow. Allah speaks about people who made mistakes, like Adam, Melissa made a mistake, but he's made many mistakes. And they're very supposed to learn from their mistakes, that he speaks about the one who's like, you know, as perfect as humanly you can get Ibrahim alayhis. Salam and, and as we learn from their example, we're not expected to be like them, because that's a very difficult standard to meet, but we're expected to expect

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to be like them, okay, we're expected to learn from the mistakes of those before us and try to be like the ones who we love, like Ibrahim alayhis salam and Hamas, Asana and all the other prophets as well. This is what the middle ground means we're expected to be, you know, submitting to a loan without compromise, while you know, mistakes will happen. And that's no problem. All right now, we spoke about the, you know, we are told that we are the ones who as the the recipients of the final revelation, the final profit the final Qiblah. Hmm. Now, this is a big honor. This is not like a small thing. We're not just any other people. we're expected to be people who have a lot of like,

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we're carriers of Allah's message in the world. That's how Allah, Allah wants us to be carriers have his message. Yeah. So

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what is it? What What is his expectations of us? his expectation is that we are going to be patient when something bad happens. Well, at the Hulu, NEMA, you've done a feasibility on that. But here on what oculata Sharon, okay, when something bad happens, we say in the law, he was in in a urology room. We spoke about this before quite a bit. So I'm gonna quickly

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just recap this. Yeah, that when,

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you know, tragedy afflicts us. calamity comes about something bad happens, something disastrous happens, something that you didn't want to happen, something you can't control. That is when true guidance, a person who really understands what it means to believe in a law and practice their faith, what their reaction is that they don't say something that's inappropriate. They don't say something irrational, they don't say something emotional, they say something that puts them in a state of calmness in that ilahi we're in the inner hero, do they express patience, in actions and in Word? Okay. And then you see what Allah says about them is that these are the people who

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is the who are on the right path. They don't like a human Dune, if you want to know if you're on the right path or not. This is how you tell if you're on the right path. If something bad happens, are you able to be patient? Are you able to take this as part of a loss plan? Are you able to understand that life is good and bad? And Allah is testing us with both good and bad? Our life is a test when Allah gives us good to test to see are we going to be grateful? Will we forget about the blessings? Or? Or will we be thankful for the blessings? Our life is a testament a lot puts us in a tough spot. It is a test to see can you trust a lost plan? Will you be patient enough to know that Allah has a

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larger plan for you? Will you be patient enough to recognize that this bad, as bad as seems right now may have a positive outcome for you down the future? Doubt in the future? Do you know how a person becomes stronger? Like, if you're trying to get stronger, you're working out? How do you become stronger and bigger?

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How do you do that?

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How do you become stronger and bigger?

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Working out eating, well, eating working out well. So when you work out what happens? you're lifting weights, your muscles swell, muscles swell. In fact, what happens is your muscles

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they tear apart,

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you know that the fibers in your muscles they tear apart, and then they rejoin.

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And then when they rejoin they're bigger. Hmm. That is how growth happens. And one of the things that you know, when someone is trying to get stronger and better. If you are always doing the same thing, if I take, you know, like a 10 pound dumbbell, and I'm always just doing like bicep curls, even though bicep curls don't do anything. But all I'm doing is 10 pound bicep curls. Eventually, my muscles will get used to it and nothing will happen. No muscle fibers will tear no growth will happen. You know what I have to do then I have to do something different. I have to do like a different style of activity. The point of this example is this growth physically happens with pain.

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You have to put your muscles in pain yet literally to tear them apart. And then they grow bigger.

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That is the only way to grow physically.

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This is our biology. This is not like some

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theory this is how we are as human beings. If that's the case for our growth physically, what do you think about our growth as our as people, as a person, like your growth as a

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not just spiritually, but also your personality becoming better? acquiring more wisdom? Yeah, all of those things only happen through pain, just like physical growth only happens through pain. So when Allah says that we are going to test you, while another blue one nakum,

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we are going to test you with fear and hunger and loss of property lives and crops. Right, that pain is not meant to be a punishment, that pain

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bad thing, after something disastrous, something that always happens, something bad.

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But also keep in mind the pain that Allah is, you know, putting us through, it's there to help us grow. Just like the physical plane pain, helps you grow physically, this kind of experiences helps you grow, as a person, develop character, develop, you know, wisdom, grow spiritually, for bashira saw buddy and give good news to those who endure with fortitude. This is very, very critical game. So we have to understand this a lot tells us good and bad is part of a loss plan. If bad things happen, don't just give up hope or the last part Allah. Right. This is not like you don't don't think there's something bad happens all of a sudden, Allah has abandoned you. He doesn't care for

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you. Why is God like this? No. It's part of his plan. He gives you lots of good. We thank him for that gives us gives us tests. And we are patient. And we'd see those tests as a way to grow and become better and stronger.

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Excuse me, sir.

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Oh, what exactly are we covering? Today? We're covering this tafsir of Surah Baqarah. When we're stuck, this is something we've been doing for a while now. So I'm just recapping

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the numbers 155. So this is the number right here how you see that?

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Know from what to what? It's just Just watch. You'll see. Okay.

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All right now, one. So that's one thing that we're expected to be expected to reflect on the world around us is number 164.

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reflection on the world around us. This is beautiful. This is something that we all should do. You should take the time to look at what is around you. Okay.

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Not just like on your new phone or a video, but actually the world. go outdoors. And look at the amazing creation of a las padala. Okay, it says look in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night of the day, in the ships that sail the ocean, bearing cargoes beneficial to mankind. You see, this is the way all trade and commerce happens. Without this, no trade, no commerce, no luxuries in life, everything goes out the window. It's literally all predicated on the ships that sail in the ocean. And that's what does reminding us this buoyancy is a blessing of Allah. buoyancy is what allows us ships to sail in the water which God sends down from

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the sky, and with which he revives the earth after it's dead, scattering or it all kinds of animals. This is the water cycle, the courses of the winds, this is the weather, and the clouds pressed into service between earth and the sky. This is our rain. without rain, there's a drought, in drought, there is no food or water. There are indeed signs for people who use their reason, all of these things that are around us, starting from something as small as the rain, right, observing rain, to something as big as observing the creation of the heavens and the earth. The study of the stars, the study of how life on Earth began the study of geology, everything.

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Indeed, there are signs for people who use their reasons. Faith is based on ayat inside the book, that is the Quran. It's also based on ayat outside the book, and that is the glorious creation of Allah reflection on what Allah has made. You look at that you look at the stars. You look at the unbelievable amount of galaxies that almost you can not almost you can't even count

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How many there are there? And the measure of how large the universe is, we still actually don't know how big it is. It humbles you to understand who like what are places in this world. And it shouldn't give us the majesty of understanding that the one who brought this all into existence is so powerful and so dominant. Hmm. You go down to the molecular level, and that's like a universe in itself. That's like a universe of itself, what's happening at the molecular level. And all of these things, I mean, for a person to claim, this incredible system, it's such intricacy, such complexity arose as an accident arose without cause arose, as a, as a as a byproduct of just like a random incident.

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That is, that's nonsense, you know, for a finite creation to be in place, the one who starts it has to be infinite, by default, for a limited creation, to exist, the eternal has to have has to probe you know, proceeded to bring it into, into existence. This is the first principles of logic.

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That is what we're supposed to do reflect on the world around us. And when you reflect on the world around us, based on what is around us, it gives us more strength in our faith. This is very beautiful.

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We're supposed to enjoy the good things in life. This is you know, not everything good is haram, this is something that some people will think so, eat the wholesome things of which we have provided for you. And the good that we enjoy, we should give thanks to allow for

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Haram is a little halaal is a lot enjoy the halal, but when you enjoy the halal, be thankful that is the way we that that is what our religion teaches us how to enjoy the good things in life. But at the end of your enjoyment, be thankful to Allah for providing you with that good stuff. Okay.

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The plants be the next things that the the things that we're talking about is

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the idea of virtue. We spoke about that last time quite a bit. So I'm just going to just recap this idea I had to build or the idea of virtue, what is it? What is it that that's virtuous?

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With a mirror saying online that he ends by mentioning those who believe who reflect Mashallah, these characteristics are characteristics that are embedded in our nature to successful very good sons. Well, good point, but I'm here. So, the virtue What does it mean to be a good person? What does it mean to be,

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you know, an exemplary person, this explains, virtue is not just turning east or west. Islam is not just a bunch of rituals, I had a friend who was a convert from, I think Buddhism, and asked him once, I was like, What is what was your like? What do you guys do as Buddhists is like, Oh, we have like, okay, you know, put your feet here, and, you know, touch this table before you do this. And just a bunch of like, steps of what life was, that's all their religion was. And I was thinking, for many of us, that's all Islam is as well, you know, don't put your feet towards the garba. You know, don't do this. Eat this kind of chicken, don't eat that kind of chicken. That's not all that Islam

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is about. That's not what all virtue is. It's not just turning your feast face towards the east or the west. It's not just rituals, it's not just, okay. Five things to do in life. 12345 Okay, good. Now, again, 12345. It's not just that the rituals are there, of course, but there is a reason, aha, much bigger reason for those rituals, and much more.

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all encompassing, you know, theory is, you know, a much more all encompassing,

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understanding that

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the rituals tie back into gate.

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That is our man believing in God the last day, believing in Allah is, you know, looking at the universe and recognizing that this is a product of an ultimate, eternal, independent creator. It is not anything else, it's logically impossible for him to be anything else, but that God Himself, how do we find out about that God that God is someone who is in the unseen. We found out about him through his revelations, the revelations that he said over time, books and profits, not just it's not the problem was not the

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First of the prophets, he was the last of the prophets. Okay? All revelation before Allah sends it, and we find out about his will, through these, this revelation,

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all leading up to the last day, the day of accountability, that is the mindset that, you know, that that's the mindset of people of virtue, right? See, everything is leading up to the Day of Judgment. And

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it's expressed by being able to give away the thing that you love the most.

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Your wealth, the thing that's dearest to you, the ability to give that to someone else who needs it, that shows you understand, life is more than just me feeling good about myself and me enjoying myself, the person can do that is a, that is virtue, to be able to give something you love and enjoy it

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to someone who needs it more than you. Because you understand now, that is a, you know, the bigger purpose of life is to please Allah by helping those around us. And it's not just to please myself, and feel good about myself. No, that's not what it is. And then it is, as you can see, to relatives, to orphans, the very poor relatives are first on the list because we have to take care of our family. You see, orphans, the poor, travelers are the ones who back in the day would get stranded in the middle of nowhere, and would have money at home, but no money at the time that they're there. So helping those people who need temporarily or permanently. Setting saves set it to set slaves free.

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Islam was the first religion that made the concept of setting a slave free. Okay? Because it's a good thing to do. There is no financial benefit. It's purely a virtuous act. It's purely making someone's life better. This is the first religion that preached this in,

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in the history of religions, okay? What's interesting is, this is a very, very selfless act a very difficult thing to do. It's like buying a house, and then giving the house away for free for someone to live in. That's what setting a slave free, that's the cost of it, you see, but that is virtue because you're now basically giving somebody a new lease on life. Attending prayers and paint, paying the arms that got spirituality and helping others get keeping your word move will not be an either or how do you know your word is your bond? You should when you say something, it should mean something. Right? It shouldn't just say whatever just to get out of a tight situation. If you give

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your word. You keep your word, being patient, in hard times, in times of distress. That is true. Amen. That is what Islam means. That's the kind of person Allah wants us to be people a word you

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will like a woman with a spoon. Such are the few people who are God fearing. Okay.

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As well as speaks about fasting what is expected of us right? Again, we're talking about what is expected of us as people who are the carriers of, of the Prophet sallam, his legacy, the inheritors of the way of Abraham, what is expected of us to fast spiritually is a spiritual enlightenment for us. You know, fasting is something, it frees you, believe it or not, it frees you from the shackles of, you know, just material consumption. That's what's supposed to teach us that you don't depend on these things. You can depend like, you can do this break away from even the most basic necessities of life for a few hours, to show yourself that you can change, to show yourself that your ultimate

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source of nourishment and trust is Allah spawn Tada. That's what fasting is supposed to be. And it's not a new thing. Allah prescribed it to all prophets before.

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All prophets before were prescribed as fasting. The difference of course, is people will pass before us the prophets will live before as their message was for the people of their time for the communities that the cities that they were sent to the message of the Prophet some is for all of humanity. This is the key difference, okay. And this is something a lot patola References right here you see.

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He says this, that all people

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surrender yourselves to

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Lita God, huh?

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Oh Toluca send me gafa when added to be able to attach upon, now follow the footsteps of Satan. Surely he is your sworn enemy. Okay? This idea. The, like the the the prophets of Salaam has brought this message to us,

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for all of humanity. That is what's different about the prophets of Salaam, compared to the rest of the other prophets, the other prophets preach fasting, they preached virtue, they preach prayer, but their job was to preach it to a specific group of people, when the prophets is almost doing it, he is the last of these prophets, he's doing it for all of humanity, and the job of the Prophet now falls to the rest of us, it falls to the rest of us, we have to first live these, these values, be people over to and then share these virtues, with the people that this is the final religion. This is the final prophet, this is the final Qibla. And we are going to be the ones who share it with the

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people all around us.

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What does Allah expect offers?

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He speaks about

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something a little bit of a history here to scan a national motto wahida mankind was once a single community,

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ie they were all worshipping Allah. And that's what we believe

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that humanity all started on the heels on worshiping Allah alone, but then people develop differences. Okay. anybody here know what anthropology? Is? Anybody heard of what anthropology is? No, I didn't. Okay.

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Well, you

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anthropology is a subject that studies how, you know, civilizations lived, how, you know, civilizations basically came about. It's not a it's not an exact science. It's a it's a, it's a it's a, a lot of his theories and, and a lot of it is,

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like, it's hypotheses, right? Like, it's, it's a it's a claim, and it's the evidence isn't like scientific evidence, for example. Okay. The evidence is anecdotal evidence, and whatnot. Okay, so anthropology, the main theory of anthropology is, humans were all sorts of like, you know, humans were naked. They were cavemen, ancient civilizations, well done, say, they were cavemen, they would worship different different gods, multiple gods. And then, you know, through over the course of history, you have these pockets of people where,

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you know, they would preach worshiping one God alone. And that's what the theory of that's the prevailing theory and anthropology and again, I'm summarizing, and being very generic here. Whereas what we know, from the Quran is, in fact, the opposite Adam and Islam was the first human being, and he worship the last puzzle alone.

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And all of his progeny, his kids, grandkids, were one in their worship of Allah. Okay. But then they develop differences.

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Has his other son, his name, the guy who killed his other son, the brother that killed the other brother? I know, I know, how vielen kabhi died, there was one bill the other, but

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that's what the is referencing the people develop differences, right?

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Yeah. So then Allah sent prophets as bearers of good news and morning, ie, to resolve their difference. bearers of good news that, okay, let's do this. And Allah has a reward for you incentive. And warning, if you don't do it, Allah has a punishment. Okay? That idea, that's what the prophets job was. And to strengthen and support the claims of the Prophet Allah said with them, the book containing the truth, here is a authoritative piece of evidence, okay, so that people may judge between their disputes. But then what happened is this, this is the unfortunate reality. It was only those to whom the scripture was given, who disagreed about it after clear signs that come to them,

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because of rivalry between them. The sad thing is the people, the the ones who learn the scripture from the prophets, the ones who were supposed to do the job of the prophets, ended up fighting themselves, ended up being the ones who cause disagreement, who caused this unity and division then became the reason for this unity, whereas Allah has said

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The revelation so that the disunity would be resolved.

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This is unfortunately the reality. You see a lost heart, Allah is keeping it real here. He sent the prophets and the messengers and revelation with the purpose. The people failed the purpose. The people who are supposed to uphold that purpose, they failed it. But spite despite people's failures,

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God by his world guided the believers to the truth about which others had disputed despite the failures of people, Allah still enables those looking for the truth, to find the truth, to be better, because he guides whom He wants the straight path, you see that? This is a very, very important concept. We are you look around the world and you say, oh, there's so many problems, how come? There's so many problems? Why didn't God do this? Why didn't God do that?

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And Allah, Allah, the answer to that is two parts. Part Number one, this life is supposed to be a test of people, people who are given a responsibility,

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and people who, like an individual responsibility and a community responsibility, those who failed on an individual level, they will be held accountable by a lot on an individual level, those who failed on a community level,

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they will be held to even more scrutiny, but the world the way it works, Alice Potter does not interfere in the way

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McKee does not stop an individual

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or a group of individuals, you know, supernaturally, he allows it to play out a natural course of actions, because that's the reality of the world. It is meant to be a place where good and evil II clash, a place where there's a struggle between, you know, two parties, that is how the world is, that is the reality of it.

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But despite all the struggles, despite all of the ups and downs, this is the thing a lot by his world, guys, the believers to the truth, undisputable always there, because he guides who he wants to a straight path, this is critical, when you look around the world and you see chaos, but you also see order within that chaos. You also see people who Allah has chosen among all of the ups and downs, all the bad things is happening there's good

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by the permission of God and this is the reality of life and this is what Allah says do you think that you will enter Paradise and number 214

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without having suffered like those who have passed before you

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This is how Paradise is earned.

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And this is something we want to understand that you know, Paradise

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is is attained

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by by going through difficult by going through the difficulties.

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It is something that happens, it happened to the prophets before and believers with the prophets.

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It is something that's a reality.

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A lot of others telling us be ready for it. When you see it. Don't say why is it happening? Don't say that. Try on the other hand to say how can I

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get through this on a personal level? How can I help my community? get through it on a communal level? What can I do to make it better?

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Because Allah in the natural law, hurry, surely the help of Goddess Yeah, okay with that inshallah, we'll end inshallah, next week we will conclude in sha Allah circle batara M. Because this was we did a large recap of what we had done. We had a long, long break of what happened. But the surah really now is talking about what is Allah expectations of us. And there's a few more things that will add to this list and then we'll conclude sort of bacala in sha Allah next week, jack will have everybody for coming out. I really appreciate it. I'll see you all next week. Same time, same place in Sharla. Okay.

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Take care, Doc Martens want to go long hamburger de la ilaha illallah wa Salatu Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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