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Ramadan 2021 – A Juz A Day #06 Fulfilling Our Commitments

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Aarij Anwer

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All the way let him in the shape one regime smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah he was early he was happy he was shocked. He said he was silly emri Hello Nakata melissani of Coco de robina Tina Fey Antonia Hassan our Phil ferati Hassan Okinawa Munna Salaam Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu. Welcome to a just a day today inshallah we will be covering our six jewels of the Quran hamdulillah we are.

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We're blessed by last month to get to this point in Milan. And to get to this part of our study, the six judges starts with Sudan and South Sudan. This is the last part of the the last part of the story number four, and then it starts the fifth Surah Surah Kuma either, that's the fifth surah and that is what we are going to be

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that is what we are going to cover we're not going to cover cover all sort of either sort of either is in the sixth juice and in the seventh juice. So we'll cover the cover the part of it that is in the in the fixtures. Let us now look at

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sort of the nuts here.

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Let me share my screen with you all. And we'll go from there in sha Allah Hold on.

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One minute, please.

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Okay.

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Last month law says

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yeah, now your lovely job is Sue me Nicola lemon volume. Again, Allahu Semyon alima

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God does not love the utterance of evil words, except in the case of someone who has been wronged. God hears all and knows all individu Hi, Ron, oh, foo, foo and Sue in for in the Lucha Ghana for one euro, whether you reveal any good, or hide it, or pardon any evil, God is forgiving, and all powerful. This introduction is a very beautiful introduction, the theme of surah money that we had been discussing previously was that it is our it is

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the fulfillment or excuse me, it is the justice and mercy. Justice is the baseline. That's what you have to meet. And Mercy is whatever is above it, kindness is whatever is above that. And if you can attain that 100 love, that's all well and good. If you can't, then that is, you know, no problem. At least you have attained or at least you have been just okay. That is the main idea, the main theme that is connecting the surah. Or that that that binds the surah together. Now we look at the idea here that's expressed, injustice should be spoken about if a person has been wronged, they have the right to tell people that they have been wronged. ly beloved of Jehovah. So even though code 11,

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losing the time that allows Panther likes this, and accepts that a person should publicize, that they have been, you know, publicize.

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Something that has that has happened to them that otherwise should be kept private, is when they have been wronged in lemon law. Generally, you're not supposed to publicize, you know, this person did this to me, or that person did this to me, that is generally not something a believer is to do. But injustice is should be spoken about. Because if you cover it, you are actually eating the the oppressor, the one who's being unjust, you're eating them. And that is completely unacceptable in Islam. So this is a very beautiful instruction. From that perspective. This also gives us the rule that, you know, the person who is being wronged has,

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you know, has rights has the right to speak out against the injustice that has occurred to them. You know, they shouldn't have to the burden of

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the they shouldn't carry the burden of

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being pulled

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Light or being politically correct, they've been wronged, they have all the right to speak about what they have been wronged against. And this is how this idea begins.

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This surah or this part now of the surah continues on to talk about people who say unjust statements about lost profits and chosen ones. This is actually something that you will notice from here to the end, unjust statements that people say about Allah, his profits and the chosen ones of a loss pantalla like Maria Miley Salaam, okay. For example, here's an idea, or here's an unjust statement, people who seek to make distinction between God and His messengers. Were Whoa, no, no, no, no. beebalm didn't wanna say we believe in some messengers and disbelieve in others. That is a very unjust thing, because all messengers are from Allah. you disbelieve in one you have disbelieved in

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all of them.

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Hola, como cafe? No, no haka. I said last month that says, Those indeed are they who are denying the truth beyond beyond doubt. What artisanal cafe de nada mahina and we prepared a humiliating punishment for the deniers of the truth. This is the without a shadow of a doubt what Cofer is denying the truth, you have denied the the right of Allah to choose a prophet, and and that itself is tantamount to disbelief.

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And the believers their their idea or their identity is they make no distinction between any of these profits, while Latina Armand will learn he will also heal while I'm referred to kobina Hayden men home they are the ones who shall get these rewards. So for you to him, would you go home and Allah is most forgiving and most merciful? Speaking of unjust statements is number 153 says the People of the Book asked you to send down for them a book from the heaven is a Luca Hello Gabby antenas Delilah hinky taba, Mina sama. And Allah panda says, Well, if you think that is bluffing, that is blasphemous for Kwanzaa, Aloo Moosa aquarama indolic of Moses that demanded something even

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greater than that, and what was that for Paulo arena, la hija, Herat and show us God's face to face and as a result of this blasphemous statement, a thunder

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Thunderbolt stuck them, struck them for their evil. And after that they no matter how big remember the major Toba unit, then they took to the worshipping of the golden calf, even though things were clear to them, but Allah fanclub pardon them as well. And gay musala salaam, clear authority, right. This is an unjust statement, a last part that says they said about Moosa and the the kind of injustices benissa Ian did towards his chosen Prophet Musa even though he was there, too. He was the one who rescued them. Okay.

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That's what I said they broke their covenant, despite all the blessings, they broke the covenant that was given to them and rejected the signs of God I number 155. And they kill the prophets will quickly Himmel ambia Abby Riley, Huck

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will call him to Luna wolf. And they said Our hearts are sealed. Right? Like, oh, whatever you say, we're not going to really pay attention to it. Right? This interest is an interesting idea. You know, someone who is stubborn and chooses to, like, be happy with their stubbornness, be happy with, like, their, their attitude of Yeah, I don't care, I couldn't care less. They're pleased with that. It's a very interesting situation. All coluna para la la hobbico for him in fact, God has sealed their hearts on account of their denial of the truth and except for a few of them, they have no faith. Okay. Keep in mind this is the Quran is going to not paint them all with the same brush. It's

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going to actually give the exceptions for umina illa kalila. And we will see that again, over here lacking the Rossi hoonah. Philemon whom I'm going to come to that I in a little bit. Okay, speaking of killing profits, here is them saying something very slanderous against the medium is number 156. And then them saying even more slanderous things against a Salah Salaam In fact, attempting to assassinate him, and they declared we have put to debt the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the Messenger of God, this is you know, them being sarcastic. Yeah, like, yeah, they look, this is the messenger of God. We were able to end him so quickly, so easily. What kind of messenger of God is

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he?

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That kind of an attitude very, very disturbing. Historically, it was the Romans who, who went after easily stolen This is something that's historical

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but the inside

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All of that was done by the Jewish community that lived there, the money Israelites, they didn't protect their own. In fact, they gave him up and they were proud of giving him up.

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And they, you know, this was something that was a badge of honor that they got rid of this person who they consider to be a troublemaker, somebody who superseded the law of Moses. Very, very, very sad, very, very disappointing, a very unjust. But last month, I said something very interesting. Why mount God aloo masala boohoo? Well, I can show you the home. They did not kill him, nor did they crucify him. But it only seemed to them as if it had been so he was not killed. What was what what a loss Partha did was he, you know, let's actually read the whole idea. And those who differ in this matter are in doubt concerning it, they have no definitive knowledge about it, but only follow

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mirror conjecture, but this certainly did not kill him. Rather, God Almighty raised him towards himself, and God Almighty is he is almighty and wise, and from the people of the book, none among them are will will be there except they will believe in Him before his death. This is Illumina Nabina cobla Mountie what it means is that everybody who would be who is the People of the Scripture will believe in Isa Salaam as Allah is Prophet and Messenger before he dies before Isa dies, okay. And on the Day of Judgment, he shall be a witness against that. Let's explain what this is talking about. Firstly, it says that the Jewish community is taking credit for the killing of Isa for the

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assassinating of assassination of reason. This is a big and just being injustice, to kill anyone is a big injustice to kill one of the greatest prophets of Allah is even bigger injustice. So that's number one. Number two, Allah Allah says he did not kill him. He was not crucified. Why Matata Louie Akina? Certainly he did not die. Certainly there is no doubt about it. Okay. What happened is Allah raised him towards himself. He lifted him from the world. Allah Sparta lifted him from his word. Now what happened there was a person on the cross who died, who was that were lacking should be alone. This was a person who the appearance of Jesus was thrown on him. And then he was put on the cross.

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They thought he was Jesus. They thought he was Risa they crucified Him, and that was the crucifixion. But recently, some himself before that transpired, a lost partner had lifted him. In fact, I did a football on this on the topic of we're on Good Friday, actually, I talked about how the, the Quranic narrative, actually is the one that is against the Christian Christian narrative, and also even the secular historical narrative. They both agree the crucifixion happened when the Quran is saying no, as I was not crucified, and it is actually supported by a few things such as such as, for example, in the Psalms, there is a passage where if they mentioned that, you know, no

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harm shall touch you, and the angels will lift you on your, on their wings, and no stone will touch your feet. This is in reference to resell a salon, and being the one who would be unharmed. So if that is an ISA on Islam, himself, testified that that passage of the Old Testament from the Psalms is about him, how come now he is crucified, that does doesn't add up. So if that is the case, that passage is about him. Clearly, that passage matches very closely, the passage that we find in the Quran, but Rafael Allahu LA, God raised him towards himself, right? And that's a very beautiful corroboration of the truth here. So we don't need the old testament to corroborate the Quran for us,

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but it's something that's interesting that we find. So that's point number two, I believe that he was not killed in any way. He was raised up by Allah. The one who died on the cross was some of the person who the appearance of Jesus was thrown on him. And Allah Spano says, that they follow about this conjecture, but they only follow mere conjecture, ma lumby human element electric oven, there's a book called Jesus man, myth. And Messiah, by brother was a career where he actually shows how the Gospels of the New Testament, there is no center there is no chain of narrations that link them to an O to an author and even the author is not a first hand witness. If that's not conjecture, I don't

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know what is conjecture. It's a very interesting thing. So that's three things here. Number four, this is number 159. It says none. There is no one from the people the book except that they will believe in him. Okay. This is what the literal translation is. This is a translation is maybe missing the mark a little bit. Let's pull out this one. What does he say?

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There's none from the People of the Scripture but he will surely believe in Jesus before is that perfect? This is a better translation. Okay? What is this means, ie everybody from the people of Scripture who will be around will believe in Him before his death will believe in Jesus before his death, meaning the ayah is clearly telling us he was raised up, he will be sent back and then he will die a normal death like a normal human being dies. But before he dies, every single person who was a who was a People of the Scripture, will accept a solace alarm as his profit as a loss profit. So this is a prophecy the Quran is making about the future and on the Day of Judgment, he says, I

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will be a witness to this. Okay, so this is something very interesting we find this rottenness up at the very end, all these unjust statements that were sent were said by the people of Bani Israel. And Allah says this is, you know, you know, again, the idea of justice and mercy being established in the surah This is the opposite of that. What is the consequence of injustice, injustice has consequences. It's like the Prophet said, so solemn, it is Lulu Martin, it is darkness on the Day of Judgment, it is darkness, it is not a source of happiness within the world, there is consequences to Iowan 60 for the wrongdoing on the part of the Jews, we made unlawful for them certain good foods,

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which had been awful to them, and for their for their averting from the way of Allah, many people and for their consumption of interest, while it had been forbidden, for they have been forbidden from it. And they're consuming wealth, people's wealth unjust, the ripping people off exploiting people. This was all a all a manifestation of injustice, the faith that they had the statements about profits, that was a theology of injustice, and then the actions were also unjust, and that caused loss of blessings, unlawful, certain foods, never good were made unlawful to them. Okay. And that was something that allows for that as a punishment. Now, what's interesting here, brothers and

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sisters is not all of them are like that. The Quran doesn't want us to think every Jewish person or every, you know, non Muslim person is the same, of course not. Right. They were people in affirm knowledge among them, who were believers, it was revealed, what has been revealed to you and was what was revealed to before you. And there were establishes of prayer and givers of charity believers in the lung the last day, and those will have a great reward, right? Whether this is people who lived before the time of the problem, and they were upright people or people lived in the time with Ross alum and more upright people, and they ended up leaving in the province on them as

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well. This is the thing that Brian wants us to understand brothers and sisters, it is not painting a whole community with the same brush. It's not calling them all this or that. But it also it lists it it makes exceptions with exceptions to be made. But it doesn't shy away the Quran does not shy away from stating the facts and and that is how we find the narrative. Okay? The prophets of Allah, Allah Allah mentions here all these prophets, we have revealed to you how solemn is number one 163 like we have revealed revelation to Noah and Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob, and the descendants the 12, sons of Jaco, and Isa and job and Jonah and Harun Aaron Sulaiman, Solomon and Dana, the

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Buddha, the Buddha, David, we gave them the book of Psalms, and other messengers that whose mysteries had not been related to you. The Quran is not an exhaustive book where all the messengers are mentioned. No, it is a some messengers are mentioned. And of course, the honored messenger of Allah musante salaam Salaam Allahu Musa crema Allah spoke directly with Mousavi salam, like I'm speaking to you in the same direct speech. That's how last pontal spoke to Moosa Of course in a way that befits him in a way that befits His Majesty. But alas, patola is highlighting column Allahu Moosa if this was the only, there could be some some interpretive you know, wiggle room, I made more

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than you know, a revelation was it This was it that was it by through some signs that kleemann this word completely eradicate every possibility, except one which is it was a direct speech. And this is why Moosa is called Karim Allah, the One who Allah spoke to, and this was an honor Allah bestowed upon him and he repeatedly was the one who was honored in this way. And this is something Allah spot does as a characteristic or an attribute of him in a way that befits His Majesty. Unlike our speech, like the way we speak as human

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means it's a different way that we speak but in his speech, no doubt about it how it is we leave that to Allah Allah because that is part of his Safar has characteristics that are in the unseen the prophets are their job is describe, but also language shereena Romani, they're Bringers of good tidings and warmers. They they tell people that about good, and they warn against evil. That's the job of the messenger. And that is something that all of us should aspire to when we are preaching the religion or teaching it right it is both things it's not just love, love isn't just warning, Warning Warning and no Hellfire Hellfire hellfire. No, it's a combination of the two. Right we,

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we're we want to inspire people to love Allah and love the prophets of Allah and do goodness out of the love of Allah and His Messenger, but also there is the aspect of the punishment. And that is also mentioned, as well, Allahu Allah, okay.

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extremism in the religion,

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extremism in the religion. Last month I mentioned here that people of Scripture, but here really he's addressing the Christians or people of Scripture I 171 do not commit access in your religion, nor see about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, the Jesus son of Mary was but a messenger of Allah and His Word.

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That which he directed to marry, and a soul created an a command from him. That's who he was. He was one of the greatest people were the greatest messengers of Allah. He was the word of Allah that He directed to marry that was given to him a soul that was creating created from Allah padala from his command he was brought into the world miraculously for me new Villa he was solid or I'm in a villa he will also believe in Allah and His messengers valid Allah tala tala don't say three right that God is three persons and one body one person and three bodies right in the hi Rocco This is better for you stop that gay in Nam Allahu Allahu Allah. And indeed Allah is but one god he is one uniquely

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one La Ilaha Illa who Subhana Allah Khun Ella Whelan exalted he is he above having a son, or a daughter or any child, right? Because Allah is not like the the human being, be having a child has some problematic consequences. If you were to project that to Allah, then what is the difference between him and us? If he is having children and we having children, we're all like, there's the differentiation. Now the lines are blurred. But more problematically even more is if Allah has a child, okay? Well, this child will belong to a race, and that race would become the chosen race, whether or not that race would become super, that supersede all other races, because that race had

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from its member, the Son of God, that's a problematic situation, because that ideology or that theology is inherently racist.

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Also to say, Allah has a son, his or her son has as a daughter has, you know, a mate or something, it reduces Allah to the creation to the finite nature of us as beings, you see, last month cannot be reduced, he is, you know, has always been there has always it will always be there, and is not in cast capsulated by the creation has many problematic

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you know, consequences of this theology. So, pioneer who is exalted above this, To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth, and sufficient is Allah as a Disposer of affairs, Allah, Allah, He is the owner of all that exists, right, it operates on his command, the will that we have has been given to us, the, the agency we have has been given to us by Allah, but he is the ultimate owner of it all. And Allah says, Isa will never ever disdain from being a servant of Allah never really ever do that. He will always you know, be a servant of Allah and he would be proud of being a servant of Allah subhanaw taala Okay, so this is the idea when it comes to extreme ism right let the

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hollow vd become excess in the religion takes people too far out, you exalt a person to the level of God. It's a problematic situation. Same with the Prophet some there's some people who exalt Him and make him like a demigod or something, right? It's a problematic thing. You can do that you can do that with any human being, because that is exclusively Allah's domain. And the moment you do that, that's injustice. Because you've given something that is only a loss to somebody else who did not deserve that. Okay. The surah has a very nice, you know,

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beginning and end the beginning of the surah. If you remember right here began with Uranus. Towards the end, yeah, Uranus, okay. It's like a nice cemetery. Yeah, Uranus itakura, configure your Lord who created you from a single soul, right? And here Uranus, a conclusive proof has come to you from your Lord. And you've sent down to you a clear light, right? It started by talking about our beginning, and our creation and the sign of us how we exist as humans all around the world. Right? That's like a sign for us to ponder the majesty of Allah, the diversity of creation reflects upon the oneness of Allah, and His Majesty and His glory. It speaks about our interdependence, and speaks

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about our dependence on him and him being completely sufficient and independent of us. But now, at the end, Allah says here, all the proofs are laid out to you, and this is a clear light, right? More than a logical you know, trump card more than, you know, like an ace of spades that Trumps all cards or whatnot. The Quran is a new Rubina. It's something that illuminates, illuminates your soul. It puts your mind at ease, it makes gives you happiness and serenity in this world, and gives you the ultimate peace and serenity in the next life. Nora bobina. It's an experience, it's something you experience and you live that.

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And the one who does so who lives that he will admit him, to them to paradise from himself. And I'll give them a bounty and guide them to himself on a straight path. He The one who wants to walk this path and attain this peace and serenity. Allah is popular for us, for so many men who will, Allah will enter him into mercy and grace, Allah will guide this person to him on the straight path. You see, this is the thing but you have to believe want to believe in Allah and hold on fast to him is a very important idea.

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The beginning of the surah addressed, you know, injustice in well how people deal with others, orphans, women who were dealt in justly, yes or unjustly, at the end of the surah speaks about injustice in theology, and how injustice in theology, as we showed before, brings about a injustice in actions as well that it concludes with this with a one of the ayat of the iota of inheritance, again, looping back to how in the very beginning of the surah, we spoke about quite extensively about inheritance. And here at the end, we speak about inheritance as well. To complete the circle of speaking about justice, and mercy. you weigh in Allahu Lacan until the law, God makes his law

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clear to you His law, lest you go astray and he is the one who knows all things law be conditional the next surah is Surah almeyda and my that the name of Saul My dad is like the table spread. Gate Alma is a tables but and its reference, and its reference is the surah at the vet like the surah Maya at the very end speaks about

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speaks about Maori that Amina sama, the disciples of Isa Ali Salaam, asking Alright, here

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I am number 114. This is what we're going to cover this tomorrow. But the disciples of Isa asking a service alum that sent down

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for us a table spread with food for from heaven. This was you know, the Last Supper according to the Christian tradition. Okay. So it's a reference to that request. That's what the surah is called Alma. Okay, but that will come tomorrow. Today, we talk about what is worth in my that about so to me that is about fulfilling our commitments, fulfilling our commitments. That is the main theme of surah Toma EDA. And it begins by saying, Oh, you who believe Alphaville could fulfill all contracts,

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fulfill your contracts, commitments alot. The word here out

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that word

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is the word that is used for any contract, any promises, any covenant, all that the word act in accordance plural, includes that all believers fulfill your contracts fulfill your commitments, very beginning of the surah Allah Samantha mentioned this and that's the theme you will see running throughout this surah insha Allah. It begins with Yeah, are you Hallelujah? Amen. You notice this is a new thing. There are surah others who have didn't begin with the IU and Athena Avenue in fact, only two sutras begin

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Yeah, you alladhina amanu this surah and then surah number 16 surah, Montana.

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But this surah especial in that this phrase or you will believe

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it repeats 16 times in this surah. And out of a total 89 times in the Koran 16 of those instances are here in this surah. And that's a big deal. Because this surah is addressing the believer, the primary audience here is the audience of the believers, those who want to listen to what Allah has to say, they are the primary audience here. And according to the scholars that have seated, this was one of the last surahs revealed to the prophets of Salaam. So in the audience at this time, he spent 22 years preaching 21 years preaching now in the audience, most of the people, if not all, are believers, okay? Also, it has an impact in that it is something for us to think about when Allah

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says, Oh, you will believe he wants our attention. And he wants us to, you know, like, give our heart and our minds to that command. Right? Don't just listen with your mind. Only, don't just process it in your mind only, but also your heart. Because you're a man is something it's a matter of the heart. It's a it's something that resides in the spiritual heart. So Allah is calling us by that. And that's why he wants us to bring both those to the table. The thing, last part here is that these statements are, there's a command with that or you believe and then there's a command or a some sort of a forbidding as something has been forbidding has been forbidden, or something has been

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commanded. Always, after all, you who believe so this surah is filled with rulings, gum, things that Allah is telling us to do, or telling us to stay away from. And as we'll see, there'll be quite a few coming up here. Okay, let's look at that. Firstly, the first command is fulfill your contracts. This is part of our faith. This is what makes us believers, okay. Then Allah mentions some, there's some random things it seems like there are mentioned, but if you think about it from the perspective of contracts, and commitments, they're all related, some commitments that are binding to us as part of our faith, the sanctity of the Kaaba and the rituals of hedge. This is what's mentioned here. In

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this is

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the the the,

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your levina Amanullah to Halo, Sha, Allah do not violate the rights of Allah or the sanctity of the sacred month. This is talking about the rights of Hajj, the sacrificial animals. This is all talking about the rites of Hajj gave this idea has a lot of details, there's a lot of seed required to unpack it. So I'm just going to give you a glimpse of what it means, which is these all these the sacred month. Sha 200. Sha, Allah. God signs Shahar on the sacred man sacrificial animals, animals rolling Garland's, indicating that they ought to be sacrifice, nor those on the way to their house, the sacred house that gather seeking the bounty and pleasure of their Lord. This is all speaking

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about the sanctity of the Kaaba and the rituals of Hajj. don't violate them. That's part of your faith that's binding on you as part of your faith. What's interesting is actually this was something the Arabs honored even before they were Muslims. They consider this to be part of the Abrahamic tradition. The people of macaque Polish are very particular about this because this is the way that they could, you know, concentrate power, but the Quran says don't do it just for political gains. Do it as a part of your faith. Yeah, are you hallerin amanu as believers, okay, what's also very interesting here is a slight tangent I wanted to share with you while I actually mana come Shanna

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Anu Bowman Allah, Shanna, Anu Coleman, and so Dooku, mademoiselle, harami and Tata, very beautiful. Do not let the enmity of those who barred you from the sacred mosque, sacred mosque leads you into sin. Allahu Akbar.

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You have been persecuted by these people. They have stopped you from going to the Sacred Mosque, the people of Quraysh they kicked you out of your homes, they did this and they did they did that to you. But don't let their enemy or they don't let the animosity that you have towards them, which is right, rightful, right. They've done wrong to you, rightfully, you will have animosity towards them. Don't let that lead you into sin. Don't let that lead you to do is actually don't let them make you cross the boundaries. So panela evil even with animosity. You're not allowed to cross the boundaries, to be become an oppressor. That's part of what's binding upon us as fate.

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help one another in goodness and piety. Well after our new channel if you are the one and do not help one another in sin and transgression, maybe some of you want to transgress maybe some of you want to be in just act unjustly to those who are rightfully, you know, you have animosity towards don't do that help that person stop them. The prompts of them would said, on a Hawker volume and almost Luma help your brother when he whether he is an oppressor or he's oppressed, the Sahaba said, Well, we can help him when he's oppressed. How can we help him if he's an oppressor? That's what pauperism said, stop him from his oppression. that's helping him stop him from his oppression that

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is helping your brother. And that is something that we do a lot. I wonder, if me What are the one so very beautiful, very beautiful instruction for us. What's binding upon us as believers is what we eat, right? We were careful about what we eat. What's forbidden to you is carrying blood and pork. And all these rulings, were huddling with Anakin when made the two of them will conceal what has been

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sacrificed in the name of other than God, a creature that was strangled or killed, killed by a blow or in a fall, etc, etc. Many, many rulings are here what we can eat is mentioned but also Allah Martha says something very important. He says in the middle of this passage,

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Yama is alladhina cafaro Mindy Newcomb, the

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those who deny the true today have this day, the spirit of ever harming your religion, so do not fear them, fear me. Today I have completed your religion for you and completed my blessing upon you. I have chosen for you Islam as your religion. So panela this is part of Allah's favor and blessing, the way we follow the rituals of Islam, the way we follow the morality of Islam, the way we try to uphold the prophetic example is part of Allah's favor upon us as part of Allah's blessing upon us and for us to attain that blessing fully. We must commit to doing these things fully as well. All right, it mentions food, right food, what is halal was Haram. Oh my goodness, or halal aka Mataji.

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But all good things have been mean lawful to you. The only things that are haram are few and they're listed, right? It's a restricted group. Everything else is halal. And everything else that's good is halal. Okay, what's been made, haram has something that is not good about it. And that's what Allah Subhana Allah has made it Haram. What, what, what's part of this as well as who we can marry, and who we can build families with? It mentions here, remember, I told you before, that a Muslim cannot marry a polytheistic woman and Nepal and a Muslim woman cannot marry a polytheist man. But here, Allah does make an exception to the rule, which is the chase believing women

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and the chase women of the people who are given the book before you are lawful to you in marriage, provided that you give them their dollars, right? You make this a proper marriage, you give them their rights, you marry them, neither committing fornication, nor taking them as mistresses don't make this into a joke, right? That this is a way for you to have some side chicks or something. No, this is meant to be a real thing. And only it's only real when it is done in the spirit of the law and the letter of the law in both ways. But this is something that Quran makes an exception for the Muslim men to do and there's many reasons why, but this is something that's done for the men and

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it's not permitted permitted for the woman, for example, the men and it's, you know, in Abrahamic faiths, the the family name is carried through the men. So if a Muslim woman is to marry a non a non Muslim man, immediately her children are distance from Islam. Another reason is a lot of the Islamic rituals and public rituals are conducted by men, and the fathers are the ones responsible for, you know, taking the children and upholding these rituals. And if a woman is in that situation, immediately she's her children are distant from that, and even without the children, it's actually, you know, like the, the head of the household, as we have discussed before is the husband, and for a

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Muslim woman. And this is not a palatable situation to be in. So this is something some reasons that are there, just that I'm mentioning to you, but the Quran gives us exception to the men and of course, this idea of marrying someone who was not from a Muslim faith, a Christian or a Jew has to be done again, with the peace of mind, knowing that the children that you have are not going to be you know, they're not going to lose their faith, and they're going to be brought up with the values and the religion of Islam. Okay, but this is an interesting thing, right? Like you know, people think oh is the Quran is teaching animosity towards

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Jews and Christians? Well, let's say you get married them. Clearly there's not teaching, you know, like pure animosity, right? It talks about theological flaws. It talks about historical mistakes, it talks about, you know, what a believer what they should aspire to be, by the end of the day, you know, you can build, you know, into intermarriage, like this does build community. And that's part and parcel. There's no problem with that. So that is mentioned there. hamdulillah was mentioned also as part of our contracts that are binding upon us our will do and purification. This is called I had to do I want you to put a mark here in your Quran if you're studying with me in sha Allah and you

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have a parameter you put a mark next to this is a very beautiful idea. The idea that tells us about will do what is this idea it says when you rise to pray, wash your faces, that's pillar number one, your hands up to the elbow number two, wipe your heads number three, wash your feet up to the ankles number four, that's the four main parts and we'll do the fifth part is doing all this in order. Okay? That is we'll do very, very simple, very beautiful. If you are in a state of impurity, take a full bath impurity is you have you know, someone has been intimate or someone has had a wet dream or something similar or a woman she's just finished her her period, then she has to take a full bath or

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he has to take a full bath in the case he was intimate and whatnot. And if you're a sick on her or on a journey, and you have no you have to take a bath but you can find any water but the MMO sorry, don't even right. What do you do? Do you like kill yourself or something? No, the religion makes an exception gives you an alternative. The alternative is take some clean sand and rub your faces and hands with it. You're not supposed to roll around in the dirt. That's not the point. This is a pure ritual to come to allow us to do the ritual of Salah right? intrinsically the believer is always pure. Okay, this is a ritualistic purity attained by washing our face and hands but if you don't

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have water it's attained by you know from Sahil be with you he Kuma ad cumin who it is just by ritualistically putting dirt rubbing dirt and rubbing dirt on our faces enhance ritualistically clean by silent I even it's not like you know you're taking something filthy and nasty. It is just some little dust and you get to even blow it off your hand so it doesn't make you fully dirty. This is the idea of Voodoo with the whole point of rituals and purification ritualistic purity is my read Allahu Allah, Allah caminhar Raj, God does not wish to place any burden on you. This is the point of the religion. It's not make men to make your life burdensome or miserable. He only wishes to purify

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you were lucky you need only to hirako while you take money or matter who else and to perfect his favor upon you. Now Allah come to school, in order that you might be grateful. This is to purify you have since it's time for you to attain entirety of God's blessings, you live in a state of blessing without even doing anything, okay, but to attain the entirety of his blessings, these rituals that you have to do as part of your faith. This is binding on us as part of our faith. This is the commitment that we made to Allah subhanaw taala another commitment that we made to Allah is standing up for justice. right you see a variety of things food, marriage, will do purification rituals, but

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also causes staff to be steadfast in the cause of God and bear witness with justice, same as the previous surah very similar expression as a previous surah because this is binding on the believer, and again, don't let your enmity for others turn you away from justice what I actually mean knock on Shanna Coleman, Allah Allah, this is one of my favorite ayat. And again, I want you to maybe make a note next to it. A or D Lu, Acropolis taqwa do justly, that is nearer to being God fearing. This is like a line of the part of the I live by a idu who Acropolis taqwa Menachem Shanna Anna COVID, Allah, Allah tardieu. Do not let the enmity of for others turn you away from justice. Don't become

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unjust because of your feelings. Even if your feelings are righteous feelings, it's your rightful rightfully feeling wronged by this person. Don't let that turn you into an oppressor

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or duckula be fear God because he is aware of what you do again notice this I began with a you will live in amanu Oh, you will believe this is where Allah wants us to use our minds and our hearts. It's both things have to be there. And when you do that, Allah says he's promised you forgiveness and a great reward, forgiveness and a great reward. Okay? This is a great favor that Allah has

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done to us that he sent down these commands to us. And when a person

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you know, rejects this or leaves this, they're letting go of the great blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Again Allah says, Remember the blessing the god bestowed upon you. This religion is a blessing, what had happened to the Prophet says Allah and he was saved. You know by, from by Allah from the different different animosity and plans with the people that was a blessing of Allah, okay, now moves a lot rather than moves on to talking about the People of the Scripture before He will speak about the Bani Israel, the Israelites and then the Christians, Allah Spano says the same type of a contract Allah pata took with the Israelites, a covenant with the children of Israel, and they

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were 12 leaders that were raised among them. And law said, I will be with you, if you attend to your prayers and pay the arms and believe in my messengers I 12. And of course, as Allah said, you will be I will forgive you your sins and had mentioned you into gardens through which rivers flow, the same promise was given to them. But if you were to obey, or disbelief, you shall then stray away from the straight path. But the Jewish community, the Israelites, they broke their solemn pledge. And that was the reason for them to lose their favors and blessings. Okay.

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And this was not just like something rhetorical, right? There's not just some hyperbole here in the Quran, the Quran gives examples, they distorted the meanings of the revealed words, taking them out of context, and forgotten much of what was enjoined to them. They forged a revelation change its meanings, okay. And this was something that is blasphemous, you are, you know, saying something, claiming as the Word of God to attain some material gains to get to your means. This is a very disgusting act. So that was the consequence for them. The Christians, on the other hand, same thing, a covenant was made with them. But Allah says finance who have them in my lucky Ruby, but if they to

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have forgotten much of what they were enjoined, and this is an interesting thing, because that the Jews to have a lot of their original revelation, you know, quite a button, quite a bit of it with them still, in the Old Testament. The Christians in the New Testament, have very little traceability. Unfortunately, this is a historical, this is something that you can show, historically, finance will have a mimaki Ruby. So we put enmity and hatred between them until the day of judgment. And this is actually a something that I'm points to when it comes to the different different sects of Christianity. It's a very interesting thing the Quran alludes to, as a result,

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direct result of breaking the promise, the commitment that we're supposed to make, this is the idea, believers, you do this, that's what's going to happen to you and Subhanallah we did this, we forgot what the Quran was saying. And now we're in different different sects and groups. We didn't uphold the values of the Quran and Sunnah. And now we are far away from Allah blessings and grace. It's not just a criticism of these two big groups. It's a warning for us. And unfortunately, the Muslim community did not heed that warning. Okay. Last month, I mentioned that the prophets also alum was sent to, you know, the Jews and the Christians as well. Number 15 old people, the book, our

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messenger has come to you to make clear to you much of what has been hidden of the Scriptures and to and to forgive you much by our foreign currencies. It's a light that has come to you from God. And a clear book I number 19 also mentioned something similar Yeah, academic Gita because Yakumo so now, you ready no lokum, Allah fatra, Tamil Nadu, people of the book, our messenger has come to you to make things clear to you after an interval between the messengers, there was a time period between messengers but then here is the final one less you say no bearer of glad tidings, and no warner came to us. So here he is a bearer of bad tidings and a warner and Allah has power to do all things. The

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Quran also mentions Ayah number 17. A very interesting IO is a tangent about

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Isa Salaam, right?

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Again, this is particularly a tangent with the Christians, the Christians would say, well, oh, he's the son of God, and that's all we need. The Quran says no, it is, in fact blasphemy to say God is Christ, the son of Mary. He said no, Miriam, and that's an interesting expression. The Quran always calls him the son of Mary, the son of Mary in Arabic, you actually don't say the son of a woman, like you don't use that expression. You would say, you know, Muhammad ibn Abdullah, for example, you would use the father as the last name for that person, but here the Quran repeatedly uses

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Money Mr. esalaam as the last name for aisa to a highlight that he didn't have a father, okay and it is not the Son of God. Okay, now it says call for my young nikuman Allah He shaped and who then could prevent God if he so willed from destroying Christ the son of Mary and his mother and everyone on earth right? No one can stop that if Allah wanted to the kingdom of the heavens and the earth belong to him and he creates what He wills he has power over all things another interesting

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example that the prime will give about a salad sandwich I'll show you right now.

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in the Son of God. Okay. Look at this I i a number 75 as well similar I am in the same ages right here. Okay, Milan Merci. Hakuna Maria ma Illa Rasul. Allah Min cobbly. hirosaki. Christ, the son of Mary again, Risa the Santa Mary was no more than a messenger. Many messengers passed away before him, just like he was a messenger, a man. Many messengers before him were men as well. And they lived and died. His mother was a virtuous woman for almost a vehicle. She was the top branch woman of all time. Ghana, Khurana toram. Interesting. They both eat food. Like other modules, they were dependent beings, like every other mortal, they are dependent. We are dependent on the oxygen we

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breathe, the food that we eat, you deprive us of that we die, we can't survive. Okay, these two were also mortals evidenced by the fact that they used to eat food, good, how can they be God? How can they be the ones that control the universe have the power over all things? How can they be right? or How can he still be that owner gave her in the way you know the hormone I add the mango and now you go and see how we make the science clear to them and see how they turn away. Right. So this is something that last month I mentioned. Now he mentioned also in the surah. Let me go back to number 18 here. And number 18

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is number 20. Sorry, excuse me, number 20. Here the story of Moses as mentioned. And this is in reality, mentioning about what it means to live as a faithful person. Here Moosa is mentioned. He says to people, all my people remember God's favor upon you. He's saying, Hey people, Allah has a new all these favors, what you need to do after you have crossed the Red Sea is entered to seek this blessed land. And Allah Subhana Allah will give you victory, but the bunnies, right? That's where like, no, Moses, we're not going to enter this land. There's some powerful people there. We don't want to be there fighting them. But not all of them were bad all around the land. They were to God

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fearing men among them who God had blessed. They said no, no, no, let's go as Moses saying let's do as he's seeing. And if you do that, you will be victorious and put your trust in God while Allah Eva Takata will go to mean all we are Musa in Al anon Hola, Abba. muda mafia, there's a Moses we will never enter it, as long as they are there. filehub and our mukava katella in hoonah. Go you and your Lord fight, we will stay here. So panel. This is the reality that the last part is mentioning what it means to commit yourself to your faith. bravery is faith. bravery is faith. These two men, right Allah says these two Israelites, Allah says, Allah had blessed in them. They had the faith and

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because of their faith, they had bravery. The other Israelites, they did not have faith, or their feet was weak, and that's why they were cowards. So panela the story of an Muslim Islam says Allah, I can't do anything about these people. So separate us from the distribution people. And again, as I mentioned, as the Quran repeats the idea, you this obey a prophet, you keep this obeying Allah blessings will be taken away. What was the blessing that was taken away from them? The land is forbidden to them for 40 years while they wander around the Earth bewildered? Why not Sol Coleman philosophy and someone as great as most of this time was not able to attain, entering the land, the

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Holy Land of Jerusalem, he was not able to do that. also mentioned the story of the two sons of Adam. I remember telling someone what to do. I let him know overnight. Adam, I've been here. This is again, a reality of fate. You know, two people, two brothers fighting

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Because one of them, their action was accepted by a law the other their action was not accepted by Allah. being jealous of Allah's grace, okay, even though Allah said he is was he on he, his grace is for everybody you use asking for it, but he became angry that this person's sacrifice was accepted all the aktuellen necaxa show kill you.

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And of course he did, but when he did, he became you know, fatawa at Laguna, Su Atilla he is lower sub persuaded him to kill his brother, his ego is you know, the, the, you know, the like the beastly desires of a human being. Right. That is what he wanted that spurred him on. And he killed his brother for what? For nothing, right for us, Baja. meenal hos 18. And at that point, he became a complete loser, okay.

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And oh, he even became a, you know, some sort of like he was repentant he was, you know, sorrowful, right, he because he saw his brother's dead body lying there. And Allah Santi Crow, just show him how to bury this body. And he says, How pathetic Am I I'm not even to be like this Raven. So I may hide the corpse of my body for us by having anatomy, he became regretful, and this was a very, very big moment because this was like the first time in human history someone had killed another person. So panela again, reality of faith. Sometimes Allah blesses people, and instead of being jealous of their blessings, you should ask Allah for the blessings, that's the point. But because of this

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person, killing another person, Allah, Allah says, that is why the law was laid down, in but in the book of the Israelites, and every other scripture since until the Quran, including the Quran, that the one who kills and the human Katana nevsun be riding us, right killed a human being,

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except as a punishment for murder or spreading corruption, the land shall be regarded as having killed all of mankind, and were received a human life shall be regarded as saving all of humankind, all of mankind, Allahu Akbar, this is the rule that Allah gave to the Israelites all the way to the Quran. This is the same rule. exception is, you know, you know, if there is a due course of due process, a person goes through due process, and they found guilty of being murder or spreading corruption, the land and this is, you know, a penal code punishment that could be levied upon them not as individual vigilantes, but as a system of law. But outside of that, absolutely. Anybody who

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kills is like they have killed me, the whole humanity from a woman here halfa Anima NASA, Jamia Subhana Allah, how how, how nice of a expression this is, you know, a human being representing all of humanity. The Quran mentions that the Sharia is obvious time does make an exception, right, because you cannot let the the ones who are corrupt and have power dominate. So to limit that kind of destructive behavior, those who make war against godliness, messenger has spread disorder in the land. These are people who are pillaging the land, right? They're destroying people killing people, right, irrespective of what their faith is, this is called being waging a war against God in this

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messenger, they shall be put to that, and they should be made an example of right because they have, you know, killed people, looted lands, pillaged societies, they need to be put to an end and crucified, not in a way, like not in the way of, you know, like an individual doing this. But this is again, a Muslim government stepping in and doing this, to prevent that evil from spreading, and to make an example of this evil, so others are not even thinking of this. Again, the exception is they're always the Quran gives us laws that make sense, you know, these are laws that are dealing with the fringes, and it fringes. The ones who are extreme require this kind of a tough stern law,

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but the vast majority the law is, you kill a human being, it's like you've killed all of humanity. Get the Quran mentioned after this consoles, the prophet gave the consoles the Prophet, it says O Messenger of Allah is number 41. Nyah, zuka Latina you, sadly are gonna fill coffee. Do not be grieved by those who buy with one another to deny in denying the truth, those who say we believe that their tongues but have no faith in their hearts, the prophets that would be very sad. He said, How come these people are listening to me when I am putting my best foot forward and trying my best, right? But he was saddened by that Allah spotbot said Don't be saddened by them. Okay. The Quran

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mentions that all divine laws should

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We implemented in Santa Rosa hoodoo. And I want you to check this out. Look at look at this. We have revealed the Torah in which there is guidance and light Allah will go by it the prophets who are obedient to us judge the Jews. And so did the rabbis and priests. Well, what Robin Yuna was about please remember this expression? We must feel ob amen kita Bella

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according to God's book, which had been entrusted to their care, what can we say he sure had, to which they were witnesses. Okay, last POTUS praising the Jewish community here, number one point, point number two, a less popular saying the Torah was revealed by a lot as a guidance and light. And it was meant to be implemented. It was meant to be implemented, the law of God is meant to be implemented these two points Keep in mind, we'll come back to that in a second, the law of the Injeel

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the law of the Injeel law fundamentals I have 46, we gave because Jesus is unmarried to follow in their footsteps, fulfilling what had been revealed before him in the in the Torah, we gave him the gospel, which contained guidance and light, fulfilling what was revealed before in the in the Torah, a guide and a admonition to the God fearing. So why isn't it that the people of the Gospels don't implement the gospel fall yet? Well, yeah, come in Geneva under the low fee. Let those who follow the gospel judge according to what God has revealed. Hmm. Interesting, right. And this is something that's that Pauline, a creed is you, you know, the law of Moses is is not applicable. And the law of

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the Bible is all like, you know, you don't have to live by it. As long as you believe in the resurrection of Jesus, you'll be saved. That's all you need. We're I'm simplifying it. But the Quran says, If you believe in it as revelation, you have to implement it. And likewise, the, the Indians are not in an illegal Kitab. You've sent down the book with the truth to you fulfilling the predictions in the previous scriptures, and determining what is true there and as a guardian over it, so judge, therefore between them by what God has revealed,

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implement the book, implement it. That's what the divine laws are meant to be implemented the reset to be implemented. That is what brothers and sisters it means to be fulfilling your commitment to Allah. That's what commit filling are fulfilling our commitments to Allah means we live by the laws of the Quran and Sunnah. Right? Linda? says, Mr. Hawkman J. Lee at Yerba Buena, is it pagan laws that they wish to be judged by who is better judge than God for men whose faith is firm? Okay.

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The people

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the Quran mentions, the Jews and the Christians, right says don't take them as allies here. It's specifically talking about political allies, undermining other believing groups. Okay. This is what it says. As I mentioned before, the ayat in the very beginning talked about you can marry a Jew or a Christian, right? So you can marry them, you can have a family with them. So that's, you know, on a social level here, it's about a political allegiance or a theological allegiance. Don't do this to undermine your fellow believers. And unfortunately, the Muslims have done this, and we're have are reaping the sour fruit of that action today. Okay.

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The plan also mentions, and I'm gonna conclude with this point in shantala. Remember the two things I said about the Jews, they're about those who were given the book,

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The priests and rabbis, the priests and rabbis remember these two? Look at how in that beginning of that IR, let's compare and contrast that let me pull up the IR here.

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And this is an important point I have number 44 talks about how Allah praises the priests and rabbis because they did good. Right. And here at the end, a loss Partha says here in Iowa number

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62 and 63 Look at this. What are our Cathy's I mean, whom you Sally aroona Phil, if anyone or dhwani were ugly, he was shot. Now, sir mark and we are alone. You see many among them by with one another.

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in sin and transgression and practice what is unlawful, it is vile indeed what they have been doing. Lola Yahuwah Rabbani you now what about why do they rabbis and scholars not forbid them to utter sinful words and consume what is unlawful? Why don't they stop them from seeing these sinful things, and consuming these unlawful things like beats Mr. Kanu you

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are on how vile indeed their actions are. Look at this I have 44 Allah praises rabban You and I will about the priests and rabbis. Yes. I mean, I number 63 Rabbani when I will about Allah Sparta criticizes them, because in ayah, number 4044, here, they were doing something good in Aisle number 63, they're doing something evil. And this is the way the Quran speaks about people, people, when they do good, they are praised. And they're expanding, they're told that they're, this is a good thing. And when people do something evil, they are held accountable. So this is Robin sisters, a brief look at the at this judge that we have today, the six jurors, and the theme for us is

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fulfilling our commitments. And this religion of ours is a commitment that we made to Allah at many, many things go into that commitment. Some of them are actions, some of them are

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tenants of faith. Some of them are, you know, ideas about how we view life, but all of them together is a commitment to Allah. And we are asked to fulfill our commitment and we pray to Allah gives us the ability to fulfill our commitments to zachman Lutheran question, that you can only eat food when God's name is pronounced over it, too. So Laura is asking, does this mean that you can eat a burger example from Burger King? and pronounce God's name over it? Or does it actually have to be at the time of M at the time the animal is slaughtered? Great questions as to Laura, there is some debate about the scholars about whether that applies to modern day, modern times, right? Like our, the, you

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know, in the society we live in is this Can you call this a people of the Scriptures? And this is a it's an open question, right? If you are convinced that you can say the people around us are, you know, People of the Scripture, then you can say Bismillah and eat the food. And that's fine because the prophet SAW when he was given food by the Christians, and sorry about the Jews, the problems that this villain ate the food that they gave him, okay,

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so this is one thing but if you consider that they're not the people of the book, right? There's too many it's too secular or too non religious or it doesn't like it's not the same as the Prophet Ming giving food by a Christian or living in a society like say the Vatican for example. Right? It's there's too many differences, then it's not the same thing and you can't just do that. So it goes back to how you view the concept of who the people that book our Walla Walla, right hope that makes sense. You know, I do say that like for example, when you have family who is Christian or family who is Jews, you should be comfortable eating food with them, of course not the Haram stuff like pork or

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alcohol, right, but beef and chicken and whatnot, because they're your family. And it's a way that idea is this is a way for us to you know, remain together for them to see you as a good person as a person first and then for them to see the goodness of Islam through you. Right and to keep those ties of family and community together. So if you have family that isn't Muslim, they're Christian and Jew and they're you know, you know, you're eating with them, you know, be lacs about that inshallah. And it's not whatever is not haram outright, force avoid that but everything else be lacs about it. You know, treat them like the people the broken child and consume the food that they have

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to offer. inshallah, I hope that makes sense. Does manoharan subhanak Aloma hamburger, Misha de la ilaha illa Anthony stuff will go to big thank you very much, everybody for coming out. And I'll see you again tomorrow. Same time, same place. I have one of my uncle's box on passed away. So I asked you to remember him in here, as well have mercy on him and forgive him and enter in him into the highest levels of paradise. I mean, yeah, but I mean, and to everybody who's lost someone, same girl for you as well. I mean, your Santa Monica McCullough. He got