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Ramadan 2021 – A Juz A Day #13 The best story (Yusuf) + the attitude of gratitude (Ibrahim)

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All right. I will let him initiate on rajim Bismillah R Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah he was early he was having him Allah Rob bishop. He said that he was sending Omri wahoo. Dr. Missoni of Cabo de la pena, attina Fredonia, Santa Fe multi Hassan Okinawa, Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Welcome everybody to adjust a day. Today we are covering the 13th Jews. The 13th jers of the Koran begins with surah number 12 through the use of item 53 and ends with surah Ibrahim at the very end of surah, Brahim, so Ebrahimi, surah number 14, so it has the last part of Surah 12 all surah 13 and all those who are 14 and this is the part of the Quran

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where the surah has overtake the Jews number right? previously like the 12 Jews, you had the 11 surah right. But now in the 13 years, you have the 12 1314 surah and then this is the time when the surah is overtake the Jews hamdulillah. So that is what we have on planned for today. However, as I mentioned yesterday, I will I decided and I generally don't like to talk about the story of use of Alice around over two separate days, because it is a phenomenal, phenomenal surah and a phenomenal story and it deserves to be talked about it all together at one time and that is what we will be doing today inshallah Tada. So we'll pick up at the very beginning of surah 12 ayah number one,

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let's start there are a little bit learnenglish shaped on the regime. Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim I left lamb rock tilka to tamil movie I left lamb road these are the verses from the clear book in Tanzania who Quran and Arabi Allah Allah Kentucky Loon. We have sent down the Quran in Arabic so that you may understand national Nepal swastika Santa Casa de Lima ohana la casa del Quran in condemning cobbly he let me know of Ilene we recount to you the best of narratives in revealing this Quran to you even though you were aware of it before it came down the Prophet some has been told this is the best of narratives the best story okay that we're about to tell you and you did not know

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this all prophets some before there was no way for you to acquire this knowledge previously because you were someone who did not know how to read or write and your people these were not you know, stories or these are not incidents that were mentioned by your people so this was something that was unknown to you Just give me one second please excuse me one sec. Let me do something on my camera here all right. Straight again. Alright, this does something on my camera I don't know what's going on No problemo

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call us we will have to deal with that later. Okay. in condemning probably he let me know if you lean you were unaware of it before okay. The story begins is called the use of a bee here Abba De Niro A to A Haida Ashura kokilaben was shumsa will come or a to whom Lee Sergi Dean Oh my father. Oh my father. I have

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an Joseph's I saw 11 stars and the sun and the moon. I saw them prostrate themselves before me I saw them making such that before me. This is an imagery of the of the 11 stars, the sun and the moon. This imagery, well, we use the very beginning of the surah this image is mentioned and as we will see the image of the surah of the image of these 11 stars the sun in the moon will be mentioned at the end of the surah again, okay, keep this one. This image in mind there's a couple of images that are used in the surah to make up a beautiful point to kind of connect the story together you can call them like anchors of the story. One of them is the 11 stars the sun and the moon Okay, the

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other one is the shirt of use of Amazon which is coming soon.

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All abouna Yella, Roja Carla hortica for Yaki doula Caden inertia Bonnell in Santiago mobian He replied, My son do not relate your dream to your brothers, less they plot an evil against you. Satan is the sworn enemy of man, aka like Ah, the vicar of booga, this is what Yahoo is saying, to his son, use of okay. He says, What medallic ahdb Cora puca you're usually chosen by your Lord. Okay. He's. Jaco realizes what this dream means. He realizes this dream means all my son you are going to be a prophet, but he doesn't tell his son. All he tells his son Yusuf is you will be chosen by the Lord and He will impart

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To use some understanding of the inner meaning of events of dreams, you will be given the ability to interpret dreams. This is a very important thing this is a you know, this is an art, but for for and this is it's not like a dark art or something but this is something that you use

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you know scriptural basis and also just, you know, intuition together to do this. Usually Sam was given this as a as a form of revelation to him, okay, he was given the ability to explain the meaning of dreams and predict the future based on those dreams because some of these dreams were foreshadowing the future, but they are as we will see, that there's going to be three dreams that are for dreams that are talked about it stood up

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there foreshadowing the future, and useful Islam Allah. Jaco says he will be given by Allah the ability to tell to interpret the dreams and thus predict the future correctly. And this was one of the gifts that Allah gave to his prophet Yusuf, okay, he will bestow the full measure of his blessings upon you, and upon the house of Jacob.

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Even as he formally bestowed it, in full measure upon your forefathers, Abraham and Isaac, truly your sustainer your Lord is all knowing and all wise. Surely in Joseph and his brother's, there are signs for the inquires. All right, this story is so awesome. We're gonna actually talk about it in a couple of ways. Okay, we're going to talk about it. Number one, its structure. Okay. We're going to talk about it Firstly, in the structure of the surah. Okay, that's the first thing we'll talk about. Second thing we'll talk about is a pattern in the surah. The pattern of the surah is difficulty is difficulties like oscillating between the two. Talk about that. Number three, we'll talk about the

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imagery in the surah. I already told you the image about the study,

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the 11 stars, the sun, the moon, and the image, particularly on the shirt has a very, very important implication and number for me to talk about usually Sam's ability to predict the future as something that Allah gave him as part of revelation to him, okay, his intellect and his ability to put things together, right, we're gonna talk touch on these four things and char data. First let's talk about the structure of the surah here is what we will say about the structure of the surah

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the structure of the surah is as follows us have use of Allah Salam sees a dream Okay. Then use of a Sam's brothers plot against him. I a number eight, as we will see I number eight the use the brothers are plotting against him. Surely Joseph and his brother Benjamin, are dearer to our father than ourselves. Even though we are a band truly our father is clearly mistaken. This is a

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this is the thing that you see there, that they're plotting bokuto lucify number nine.

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Let us put Joseph to that. Our Tora hobo, Albania Nakamoto a beacon cast him away to some far off land, so that your father's attention should turn only to us. And you can thereafter become a righteous people this is their plan. Their plan is or their plot against use of his to kill him or send him away because they were jealous that their father loves Joseph use of s&m more than them, right? And then these are grown men. Still jealous of the younger brother. Hey, that's a shows you that there's a lack of maturity here. And it's so so much so that it has become a vise it's become immoral. They're thinking of murdering their brother.

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How pathetic get

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the minister's wife's attempt to seduce use of Kim. Here's the thing you see in the story. Use of Elisa Lam

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is not killed. One of them said let's not kill him. But let's actually

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let's actually throw him in the world. So I number 15. So they went away with him and decided to cast him in the dark depths of a well and then we revealed to him our Will you show one day tell them of this deed of theirs when they do not realize who you are, again see the foreshadowing prediction of the future here last month I was telling you so it's going to happen. This is one of the things that's special about you sweat is about, alright. They came to their father saying Father, you know we were playing. We were racing by Joseph

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We left him with our belongings for a gala Who? The wolf devoured him, a Jew and I believe us even though we're telling the truth, and here is the first instance of the imagery of the shirt is number 18. They showed him their brother's shirt stained with false blood, no callable saw water, and Phu Kham ama your souls have tempted you to do something evil, but it is best to be patient, God alone can help me bear the last you speak of Now use a very solemn, these brothers of his they have betrayed him. This is one of the store this is one of the things that we find in the story of use of less of them, he was betrayed by those who are supposed to care for him. This is going to happen to

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him twice, he was betrayed by those who are supposed to protect him. Here he is instance number one betrayed by those who are supposed to protect him. But then Allah subhanaw taala is going to bring about after this difficult moment, he is in the darkness of a well waiting to die or waiting to be enslaved, what ends up happening, he gets enslaved as a group of people are passing by. But what happens is, this is a very difficult thing. But from the difficulty of last month that brings about ease, what is the ease that Allah brings about he is purchased not by some slaver who wants to, you know, run him ragged in the fields, he's purchased by a honorable man. And this honorable man

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doesn't actually want him to be like a

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US slave who works in the fields, or does labor, he wants him to become an an aristocrat, a part of the nobility. And this is something that's interesting, by the way, historically, you will have

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this is not like a, you know, condoning of the practice, but you would have slavery outside of the Americas was not raised based, it was actually more class based, okay. And if you find if you have a slave that is that, you know, it's not very comes from a situation where they're not very intelligent, perhaps or they're not, there's not a lot of good things that they could do, they will be put to the fields and they will be working by a sleeve that was intelligent, would actually be sheltered from that and will be treated or would be trained to become part of the leadership of the community. Right. The

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if you look at just in recent history, this is more ancient history, but reason history was even the the the Ottoman Empire, the the army generals of the Ottoman Empire, by and large, were slaves, the janissaries there were slaves actually.

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But they were generals of the army of the of the caliphate. This is how things were for them. Anyway, so useless, and I'm here. But this wasn't the case. By the when the Americans say we Americans, slavery was the most brutal, the most evil, vile form of slavery that had ever existed because that was pure exploitation and purely based on race, and nothing but humiliation. Anyway, this man after that difficult moment, he lost his family, betrayed by his brothers doesn't know what's going on. He's a young child, a lost mother brings about ease. What's the ees Allah subhanaw taala brings about that he is rescued by a caravan, but then sold to slavery difficult times, but

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then adopted as a noble slave will call another star who may Mr. Ali Marathi Academy mathema. The Egyptian who bought him set his wife lodge him honorably, he may prove of benefit to us, or we may even adopt him as our son. Thus we established Joseph in the land, so that he we may teach him the true meaning of humans. What do you know are Lima, whom into really a hadith? This was the thing that a last part I want to give him. This was his gift. This was his revelation to be able to interpret the dreams so he can predict the future. All right, well, Allahu Allah, when Allah I'm looking, God has power over all things. But most people don't know this. And this is such a

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beautiful statement that you think, you know, there's a statement that the Christian say that God works in mysterious ways. We actually I don't like that statement, right? We don't say God works in mysterious ways. We say God has power over all things. Law, anyone either under the heat, you have to trust him. Well, I can accept a nasty lie alone. You don't realize what his plan is. That doesn't mean that he's mysterious. You don't know. We don't know as humans, right. Our ability to perceive is very narrow and very limited. And it's overshadowed often by our emotions, and our biases, Allah, Allah is free of all that, right? He has perfect knowledge, perfect wisdom. So we actually say Allah

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Subhana Allah, Allahu Allah when Allah, Allah, Allah has power over all things, and we trust him. We don't recognize or realize the wisdom right now. But

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Be certain there is wisdom. Be sure there is some after that difficulties, there is going to be some ease after that tough situation. There's going to be some relief. We are certain of that. Okay. So that's what we believe when it comes to our faith. Now here is you see he was sold into, you know, as you see he's oscillating between difficulty and ease separated from the family. Let me show this to you here.

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Right there. Yes, separated from his family rescued by the caravan difficulty is sold in slavery difficulty followed by ease adopted as a noble slave. Okay, now

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let's go back to

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as he became older, he became Tina hochma ilma. Number 22. Were bestowed on him right judgment and knowledge gave what also it was a love. Well, what else what else what a love bestowed upon him was extremely good, looks extremely handsome, he was unimaginably beautiful, useable, etc. Okay? But that's not what the crown praises the Quran does not praise His physical beauty. The Quran praises his inner beauty, his sound mind, his knowledge, right? That's what's praiseworthy, your appearance, you know, a person doesn't really have any control over their appearance, right? You know, like, I don't have any control over the way I look right? Or how I was, how my faces that's just how Allah

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created me. But I do have control a word judgment and knowledge and work ethic and acquiring knowledge and putting it all together and being a better person because I have learned something. All of us have that ability. All of us have that opportunity. That is what I love praises about usefulness, but because he was so incredibly handsome and beautiful, and also extremely wise it beautiful on the inside, extremely beautiful on the outside. The lady who was supposed to be his guardian. It really in the place of his mother.

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She fell in love with him and wanted to have an affair with him. Okay, the minister's wife's attempt to seduce use of i 23 barraba tala de houfy Beatty. Hi NFC mahalo katella Baba or cola title UK, the woman and it was in whose house he lived in. Right? This is a very interesting expression. He had nowhere else to go. She was in her house, wanted to seduce him. He had no escape. So one day she bolted the doors and said come, right. She wanted to engage in an affair with him. He replied, God forbid truly Your husband is my master and has treated me honorably. wrongdoers certainly will never prosper. You know, you should not forget the favors that people have done you, right, this is what

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useful Islam is teaching us. And his expression is very beautiful in the hood of VR cinema thrive. This is actually something you can say about both his master her husband, and also both about a lost part of the last part that has been so kind to me. This is one of the things that we will notice about us with Islam, the attitude of gratitude the use of Islam has and we will see that also later on surah Ibrahim, the attitude of gratitude of Ibrahim alayhis salaam despite all the tragedy he suffered, he doesn't say How can this happen to me Allah? How can this How can me Hi, I was a good person, I was a child I was a boy. Nothing is like having a lasting care of me. Allah has brought me

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into a good situation trusting last month Allah that is what usually the sun is showing. So he's saying, You're my inner who indeed he is. My master, Allah is my master and he's been very good to me. Your husband is my master. He's been very good to me as well. Alright, so the, the, the plot of the wife of use of, you know, she tried to seduce him, they, they actually had like a struggle. He's running away, she's running after him. She is, you know, in a way kind of lost her mind in love for use of and then she rips his shirt from the back. And as she does, so, her husband is there at the door. Now she flips the script and she says, Look, he's trying to you know, he said, you know, raped

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me he's trying to have you know, you know, he decided to be intimate with me and terrified me. What are you gonna do about it? Right now use of an assumption and defend him but he's a slave. He said he's, she's the one who he seduced me. I didn't do anything. But now you see, as you notice, there is difficulty and there is ease. The difficulty is she is seduced by the minister's wife and accused of seducing Alright, he's got I mean, his word doesn't mean anything in the court of law. The minister is going to take his wife's word, you know, even if he knows his wife is wrong to avoid embarrassment, but with the difficulty comes ease. What's the ease

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shahidullah Shahid amin Aha, I had 26 it was one, it was one of her household testified one of her relatives said,

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If his shirt is torn at the front, then she is speaking the truth and he's lying. But if his shirt is torn from the back, she is lying. And he's telling the truth. Why? What's the logical? Like, how is this evidence? If the church is torn from the front, that means he was the one who was, you know, approaching her. And she was, you know, trying to protect herself. She tore his shirt, but if it's torn from the back, that means he was running away and she was pursuing him and that's why they're showing is Jordan on the back. And of course they saw the shirt was torn from the back and they recognize that this is the lady in the human caddy corner indicator called nauseam this is the guy

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love you women your Guile is great indeed. Use of our the use have overlooked this don't say this, don't don't tell anybody about the use of just brush it under the carpet. This is an embarrassment for the family of the disease. Right difficulty, followed by ease, but then it doesn't end there. The wife of the use of the word gets out right the word gets out. I number 30. The women in the town are gossiping about how users the wife or the minister wanted to seduce her sleeve. And what kind of what a what a what a what.

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Embarrassing, humiliating situation, but she fell off the hook but her love for him consumed her heart in Nononono half Ebola movie Okay, well, now the wife of use of is going to

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show the Egyptian ladies what's really up and then the Egyptian ladies will make a similar attempt and use of it number 31. Okay, Bella, Mr. Miyagi mercury in our salad in our artisan Luna Taka. When she heard of their intrigues, she sent for them and prepared a party for them. She gave a knife to each of them to cut fruit, and that asked Joseph to appear for them. All right, now he comes. And as I told you, he was unimaginably beautiful on a Salam famara Aina who acabado now when the woman saw him, they were amazed at his beauty cape or Katana aidea hoonah and they cut their hands. But hula Hashanah Allah is that God, reserve us marhaba Sharon in hatha Illa Malecon Karim, this is no human

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being but in noble Angel. The scholars explain they cut their hands a katana idea on what it would like why are they doing this? The Quran doesn't really tell us why they're doing it. But there's some speculation by scholars and I think it's worthwhile mentioning.

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One is that they were mesmerized, so they had fruit and they had knives. They were mesmerized by useful Islam that they weren't even able to look away from him. And in the process of trying to cut fruit, they started to cut their hands and didn't even realize until you know, it was bloody that they cut their hands. Okay. That is one interpretation. The other interpretation is that some one lady cut cut her hand and use a went and immediately try to attend to her because she's bleeding and then guess what the next one is like, I'll cut my hand and you come tend to me and the next one is I will get I'll cut my hand you can come to me. So

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what exactly happened on this problem knows best but there is a reason for them to cut their hands was either they were just completely blown away, which is what the ISS also they are so so blown away that they don't even realize they were cutting not the fruit but the head or also maybe to get his attention. Okay, and probably both of those things are true. will love water All right. So now the similar attempt is made by the Egyptian ladies they have made this attempt on use of Anissa lab to seduce him now. What happens he is now thrown in prison I 35

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so my brother 11 member edema or will it like a student who had died now the people are like nope, nobles are like something's got to be done about the use of he is like all our wives are in love with him. So what do we do about him right

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now that he used to have had an option, he had the option of just having an affair with the wife of the minister and everything is okay right. But he said no rubbish said you have a Matador on any oh my lord my I would prefer prison to what these women are inviting me to do. This is true character. This is true strength of character. Right? You stand by your principles. We are in the slammer. We're principle people. Our principle is we don't engage in intimacy outside of marriage, outside of what Allah has made halal. And even if the opportunity is there, even if it's easy and tempting. Even if

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Not just easy and tempting. You're almost held at gunpoint to be intimate with this lady. You still don't do it gay because it's a immorality. It is a violation. It's a violation and we don't engage in that. And he says, I will run a little prisoner Allah than do this for no crime game, but he also recognizes a human being why lotto Stephanie Katonah, Australasian, if you do not ever dare Guile for me, I may yield to them. And so become one of the ignorant I am a human being Allah, I don't have infinite power. If you if you if you don't help me, and you don't protect me, I will, I may end up giving up and may end up giving in to the pressure that they're putting on me. But then

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hamdulillah last part, Allah protected him, and he ended up in prison imprisonment of useful Islam. Number 35. Okay, well, you see, the plot is developing. Yes, it's still developing. Okay. Now, let's go back to the normal I told you, we'll talk about the structure and the oscillation between ease and difficulty. Here.

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He's thrown in prison for no crime. He didn't do anything. He did not do anything.

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And that's one of the worst things that happened to a person that they didn't do anything. And they're in prison for something they never did. That's one of the worst travesties of justice, okay.

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But Allah, Allah, with difficulty brought about his, what's the ease that Allah sponza brought about for him? Number one, he gave that hour in prison. This is something you can read Ayah number 37. He's in prison, and two men are asking him about their dream. Okay. Again, this dream when he interprets it, it's a prediction of the future. Okay. But before he tells them about the interpretation of the dream, the dream he says about who he is, and why he's able to do this. He says, I follow the religion of my father's Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is 38. Right? It is not for a lot. It's not for us, excuse me, that we associate anyone with God as a partner, right? So panela

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and he makes a logical argument. He says, My fellow prisoners out of Barbuda, Kona. Hi, Ron, I mean,

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who is better? Different diverse Lords? Right, this concept of, you know, polytheism? Is this better? Does that make sense? Or one powerful Supreme Lord, who is in charge of everything, and because he is in charge of everything, there is order, all around us? What's better, you have no proof of what you worship. These are just names. You have named them arbitrarily. Okay? And then he of course, gives them the meaning of their dream is where he says one of you is going to die and one of you one of you is going to live, okay? One of you is going to live and actually become a quarter in the court of the king, you would serve him wine, and the other one is going to be crucified and

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is going to be eaten up by the birds like the scavengers will eat from his dead body. That's what's gonna happen. Okay. His dream came true. And he told the man who was going to be slaved, excuse me saved tell the king I was able to predict the future he wanted to wait out. But the this man forgot. This man forgot. In fact the answer was shape on shadow on medium forget to mention to his man's master so Joseph remained in prison for a number of years, okay, thrown in prison for no crime. This is a tragedy but alas, Patil gave him the opportunity there would that came ease he gave the hour in prison. But then comes the King's dream. I have 43 I have number 43 last part that says

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the king sees the dream. Remember I said there were four dreams right? The 11 stars sun and the moon that dream was still to come as interpretation. The other two dreams were the dreams of these two men in prison. One of them is a serving alcohol.

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Sorry, this is his dream right here I am number

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I number 36. One of them it says I am pressing wine the other says I am carrying a bread on my head and birds are eating from it. These are the two dreams he interpreted the one who is pressing wine. You're going to be saved from prison and you will become a quarter in the court of the king. The one the bread eating one you're going to die and birds are going to eat your head. But the four dream and the the one that's going to be the get out of jail card for use of illicit is this one. While Maluku in the arasaka. Rotten see man, the king said I saw in a dream seven fat cows. Okay, this means like healthy cows.

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You know there's marbled meat. Yeah. coluna sobre la Jeff. with seven lean ones. We're eating seven lean. Cows are eating seven fat cows. That's the dream is see

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Well sub i assume will attend and seven green ears of corn and Ohara beside and seven others ever dry. Like all my my quarters I see this all nobles I see this dream Tell me what is this j mean? This is a very strange dream if you can tell that like we don't know, in unlawful, confusing dreams says something your mind made up maybe? Or we don't really know how to interpret dreams. Well, my nanometre didn't allow me Brd me. Alright, at this point, the man who was saved by the interpretation of the dream, right? remembers Oh, there was there's a guy named use of

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a useful a useful tip. He's the one who can interpret the dreams tell us the meaning of the dream or use of what does it mean seven lean cows are eating seven fat cows. Okay. usefulness Anam, right, he's not upset, each had reason to be upset. He could be like, hey, how come you came now, all these years you were saved. And I told you to tell the king about me. And now you come to me for our other favorite What's up with that? That's not but that's how good manners that's not, you know, mccadden will applaud that's not nobility and honor us with us. Um, and frankly, logically speaking doesn't get you anywhere, right? If you are trying to pursue your freedom, saying that it's not going to

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help you even though you have the right to say it. But sometimes it's not going to help. So use various exercises his wisdom, and pursues this and also exercises and demonstrates his nobility and honor by you know, not mentioning and not humiliating this man. And you will see this, this is his character, he did not humiliate this man, he will not humiliate his brothers when he finally meets them. Okay, that is not his character. And that's shouldn't be their character of the believer. The believer shouldn't be the person who seeks to humiliate those who have wronged that's not the character of the believer. That's not something that we should be alright. He says this means what

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you shall so for seven consecutive years as usual, but leave in the year the harvest that you reap, except a little that you may eat, right, like don't eat everything you go to that you reap for seven years, stored away day, because seven years later, because after those seven years will come seven years of great hardship of famine, that will consume all but a little of what you store those seven years that you spent saving, the next seven years will consume it. That's the seven lean cows eating up the seven fat cows, okay, that's how he tells the dream or interprets the dream and after that there's going to be a year when there's going to be abundant rain and then people will again have

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they will press meaning they can press oil and wine and you know they can be you know, this abundance of food again. Alright, he interprets the dream. The king is very impressed. The king is like well, who is this guy? Bring him to me.

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Bring him to me. The ID number 50 users released from prison when the man came when the

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when the messenger came said okay use of your free usefulness to them again as a man of honor and dignity. He says I'm not going to leave here with my name being slandered My name must be cleared ask these ladies you know to clear my name first. Before I come out right look how bold that move is right? Any one of us would like jump at the chance to take our freedom after spending the you know over a decade even more for in prison for nothing right? But you're like no, I want my name cleared. And then I'll come right that's again it's the highest level of you know strength of character that you can have to be someone like that dude. The woman of course said hash Allah, marinara, human so

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of course, we no no evil of him, the women. This is one of the beautiful things about the story of beautiful Islam is that this is not like for our most good, it's not good and evil, right? There's people who did good. And then this, you know, the people who did something bad, but they're not extremely evil people. They recognize it as something wrong. And they are able to confess for their mistakes. And the wife of the ICS also confessed, she's like, Look, I you know, he was truthful. I was the one who seduced him was my fault. She confessed. I mean, it was a few maybe a couple a decade or so late, but at least she confessed. Right at least there's some semblance of justice

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served. So use of lesson is not released from prison while hamdulillah the ladies confess Ayah number 51. Okay. So you see, again, difficulty thrown in prison, but eventually he is freed and not just freed and cleared but then he

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is honored as a minister, the king said Bring him to me I will take him for special service. Okay, and you will be trusted and honored, but useful. It sounds like Okay, how about you make me the minister, yada yada and an out in the field and Allium because I am good and knowledgeable. This is actually an interesting statement in the field and earlier, he's not bragging, right? But he's not going to sell themselves short, either. There's a fine line of being confident without being obnoxious and arrogant. He is confident, he's like, I know hamdulillah I have the knowledge and I'm trustworthy, I'm good at this, I can do it and the king grants him that so he comes out of prison

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free cleared of all his of all the slander that was done against him, all the people that the women who got him in trouble they all confess and now he is elevated to be the Minister of Agriculture. You can argue the second most important position in the whole country in the whole empire right after the king because you know, he is going to be literally rationing the food of every single person in the in the nation. So panela how he rises how he rises from the from the ashes use of it snap.

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Okay, now, I a number 52 is the conventional device of use of we saw that now.

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Now, the brothers they come back

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if we're to use of Oh, by the way before this look, it says the first week cause use of karateka cannot use without Leah turbo minha Hi, Felicia, no, Cebu Rama, Tina Masha, Allah will do a general mercy Nene, we do not allow the reward of the righteous to go to waste. If you are suffering, Allah will not waste your pain, will now it's not like he doesn't know you're suffering, he knows you're going through tough times. And he will not waste that pain of yours, he will reward you in this dunya. And the best of the rewards is in the next life. Well, a gentle athletic fade on the London Avenue Akan with the donia reward is good. The best reward is in the next life. So don't ever think

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the last part that doesn't know what you're going through. He knows exactly what you're going through better than ourselves actually. And the reward that he's going to give for us is immense and is going to be in proportion to our pain that we go through. Now come the brothers of use of they don't know who is talking to, but he immediately recognizes his brothers. Okay, now the brothers.

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What happens? The brothers are told I'll summarize this part. And then I'll go to the point of the story. The brothers are told, hey, you have a brother, another brother, right? Bring him eat only be abiko Okay. And if you don't bring that brother, I am not going to give you any more green. Now he has all authority, all the leverage. Okay, now,

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what else does a trick that used to play he places their their money back in their bags, whatever they paid for the food, he kind of sneaks it back into the bags. So now when they go back, they have all the reason to come back. Right. And when they have all the reason to come back. Now they're going to be compelled to bring his brother Benjamin Binyamin with Mother jacobellis number two wives. From the first five he had 10 kids, the second wife he had use of no money. I mean, these 12 are the 12 heads of the Israelites. Okay, the 12 tribes of the Israelites, these are the 12 heads of them, okay.

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Now, they said to the Father, hey, Father,

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we need to take we need to go and take Ben Benjamin with us. He's like, I'm not going to trust him. I'm not going to trust let you take Benjamin when I trusted you with your brother before and you let me down? No way. Right. But then now they found their money and they're like father, all we are abana is 65. How did he know that? Elena, this is our money returned to us. This is great. We'll get you know like two for the price of one please let us take our brother when I moved to Atlanta, we are going to bring that food for our family. We are going to guard our brother and we will obtain an additional camera load of grain and that is, you know, this is this is good. This is easy for us to

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do. Okay, now Yahuwah Islam recognizes that, you know, he can't stop them at this point. He's like swear by Allah that you will protect him and they swear by Allah that they will protect their brother, okay, now, usually Salaam Smith's his brother is 69 and he takes him aside and says Allah in the hookah filata is Makana, Yama Loon. Don't be distressed about what they're about to do. Come. I'm going to keep you with me. Don't worry what's going to happen? I got this okay. Now, use of Elisa Lam is going to plot

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To keep his brother with him how so he's going to take this. This, the king's drinking cup and train his brother for stealing game. And that's what he did so the crier for crying out men of the caravan you are half committed theft in necropolis Allah Hoon, although acaba de la Hema Takeda and they say what is it that you have lost that we have lost Nikita sua Malik, we have lost the Royal measuring bowl. I don't know if that's a good translation. But so al Maliki is you know the king has like a special coffee drinks and you know, like I have a nice cup that I like to drink coffee and right. Imagine if you're a king, you would have a special cup tool right?

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So like where's the king's cup? And whoever brings it back we're gonna give him a extra camel load of corn Wow, that's a you know nicer it's a lot of corn for fun cup

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Okay, now they said what happens if we find you guys to be guilty? Right? He said well if the if you're guilty whoever stole it you keep him as a prisoner alright fine for better I'll be aware at him. Allah we are up look house how look at why is useful in summers. He's, he's checking off every box. He's dotting all his eyes and

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crossing his T's he's doing everything right. He frames his brother's sneekly before he refrained his brother sorry, he, you know, gives his brothers the incentive to come back. But that condition to bring back the brother that he wants to meet, okay, then he frames his brother. Then he

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starts with the other brothers first, build up the suspense a little bit to make sure that everybody knows they didn't do anything. It was Benjamin Binyamin, who did it. And finally they found Binyamin having that and they captured him. Now here is something very interesting.

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Very interesting. The brothers slander use of SLM all ESL for casaco hola human calm if he is a thief, or brother of his also committed theft before him. And again, you see use of other sounds, personality is not the one to humiliate, even though he is fully in charge. If you wanted them all executed, you can have them executed, right. That's how much power he has at this point. But his personality is not to humiliate anybody for a cerebral high use of luminosity while I'm you behind him, but you Joseph kept his secret and reveal nothing to himself.

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Excuse me, that's nothing to them. He said to himself, your deed was worse. God knows best on the things you speak, right? Like what you did was actually worse. The right now, this is a slander, right? That's a difficulty. That's an emotional sucker. It's like someone's stabbing you, right? It hurts. Even though it's words but it hurts just as much as a physical. You know, moon, they're like he King, please take one of us as like in place of him for a mechanic in America metal machining. He has an old dad, he's going to like be very, very upset. He's gonna be very, very saddened. Right, please, for the sake of his father, like, no, this is, you know, injustice, we're gonna keep the

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person who stole now they are in a tough spot. They say, hey, go back to your father. I never ate you and NGO who ILA become Fallujah. abana. Father, your son has committed a theft, we testify only to what we know, how could we guard against the unfold and against the unforeseen?

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And then, like ask the people, the State of the City where we were living in, and the chairman we traveled with or inala saw the whole, but here's the thing about the truth. If you lie, and people recognize you lied, out goes your integrity with your with your life. You have no integrity, love, none. And then after that, even if you are truthful, people won't believe you are in nasaga punia like word harbor so we're 100% telling you the truth, but Yahoo knows the light before he's not going to trust them. Now, he says the same thing honorable. So whether local and physical camera, you have contrived a story again,

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for suburban Jamil, I am going to be patient in the best, most beautiful way. But if he says something No, I still love him. Jimmy Yeah, who recognizes that maybe Allah is doing something behind the scenes. And he's like, I maybe Allah is gonna reunite me with everybody because he is full of knowledge and wisdom. Subhana Allah. Now the brothers finally are they're struggling jacobellis. Sam says, Oh, my sons. Do not despair. Do not despair. For the hustle Sumi use of a theory go seek

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Joseph and his brother and don't despair of God's mercy in Angola assumable Hello Hello common Catherine only those who deny the truth despair of God's mercy, okay? Don't be like these people are my sons go and it's interesting. He mentioned his use of hair. He mentions use of here. It's like he, I think he's, you know he's either receiving revelation from Allah or he is able to recognize that a loss Ponte Allah is planning to reunite him with the use of and that's why this is happening to him get use of Elisa Lam. So this brother slander, difficult thing, but the good thing that came after that is he was united with his younger brother and he was able to be with him while

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hamdulillah now the father loses eyesight during the recurrence of grief. Where is this? This is I remember, I remember at for what Allah and whom bucola Asafa Allah use of he turned away from them crying, saying, alas for Joseph, his eyes went white with grief. And he was filled with sorrow, a hit you don't see like what happened is he kept all the pain of use of Islam in inside him crying about it, but he wasn't able to share it with anybody. Now his other son was lost. It's like the reopening of the wound. And the reopening of the wound has a very, very devastating effect and the kind of pain you know, a person experiences the pain of loss, the pain of anxiety actually has

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sometimes an effect on the person's physical faculties that here's an example of that with with yaku and his Salaam. Alright, the jacobellis salaam loses eyesight.

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But then with that difficulty, some ease will come, what is the ease? They came and said, all the brothers came back and say, We're sorry, our great, great, Exalted one, we have very little money, please be charitable to us, give us something we are in a tough situation. And that's when he said Do you know what you did with use of and his brother in ignorance? Now they're like, use of how can you know about use of and then they, you know, put two and two together in the calendar use are you Joseph? He replied, and are useful Yes, I am use of and this is my brother and God has been gracious to us. The truth is that God does not waste the reward of those who do good and are righteous and

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steadfast. Look at this again. The brothers learned their lesson. I number 90, yes.

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call to Allah He asked Allah who Allah you know, more including Allah Hakeem, by God, most certainly God has raised too high above us and we have indeed been guilty again notice the people who did wrong confessed that like yes, we were wrong. We're sorry.

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Yusuf Ali Salaam says for the latter three Bala Komodo, as we have said, his habit is not to humiliate, his habit is not to embarrass, he says there shall be no blame upon you. It's like this is water under the bridge. And we're going to move past it. I am not going to mention it again. We are fear of moving past this as a family now threebond A como yo, yo quiero loco, May Allah forgive you, He is the most forgiving of those are the Most Merciful of those who show mercy. This is exactly what the prophet son said to when he finished the conquest of Makkah. And for 20 years, those people fought him and persecuted his followers and hurt the person physically hurt the profits

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of them emotionally, you know, all types of pain and suffering inflicted upon the person. And now he is victorious. And then he said, What do you think I'm going to do to you people today, now that I won, and they said, you know, on Kareem Abdul Karim, you are our Your generous brother and You're the son of a generous brother or now he's your brother. Hmm.

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All these years you fought him. And now he's your brother. So Pamela, but the person said, I'm going to say to you what use have said to his brothers, that rebar like this is no blame on you. And he forgave them all the whole Qureshi leadership, everybody, the pasta forgive. And that is example for us building sisters. That is the ideals that our prophets solemn and our prophets, like useful Assam are teaching us that they despite being betrayed by those who are supposed to take care of him, they did not hold that against them, and they will not let that because they did not become petty and did not become angry at the world or angry at God. That's not how useful Islam was. And that shows you

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that the pinnacle of character that's what you know, truly, a great person is F usually Salam says take my shirt, remember the shirt

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says take my shirt and put it on my father's face and

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He will recover his sight and there upon come back to me with your family, right. So now, Father loses eyesight to the recurrence of grief, but eventually hamdulillah the family is reunited. And before they reunited, the shirt is tossed on the face of the father and the eyesight of the Father returns. And he said I knew did not tell you that I know from God what you do not do not know. The brothers are going to ask their father for apology as well. They're going to apologize excuse me to the father as well said Oh, father asked forgiveness for our sins. We were truly in the wrong, right. They've said this twice now in the QA team.

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This is all you can expect of people. You did something wrong. No one's condoning that, but at least apologize. Apologize. make things right. And that is what we learned from the brothers of use of and that's, you know, a good positive character trait that all of us should have.

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Now the family is reunited. I remember 99 use obsessed enter Mr. Enter Egypt, welcome to Egypt in safety. And he raised his parents to Allah, Allah Allah Asha the throne, okay, family is reunited. After difficulty comes ease. After difficulty comes easy to see the pattern. You see the pattern, the life of usual setup. But now, look at this as well. The use of stream is interrupted number 100 lokala. Yeah, but he had that route. Yeah, I mean, he said, my father, this is the interpretation of my dream. My Lord has made it come true by the caja, Herbie Hancock sinabi, Allahu Akbar.

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He was kind to me. If a horrid journeymen a surgeon, when he led me out of prison.

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He was never supposed to be in prison. He didn't say how come Allah put me in prison noises. Allah was kind to me that he took me out of prison. This is the attitude of gratitude, and brought you from the desert after Satan has had brought about discord between me and my brethren.

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So panela he's not blaming his brothers. He's not throwing them under the bus. He's not humiliating them. He's like this was done. You know, this was unfortunate. Satan came between us. But Allah is the most gracious that he brought us together, look at how he's turning this, all that pain into something positive. This is truly, you know, prophetic character. In the ability for Nehemiah, my lord is the best planner in achieving what He wills in the who will alima Hakeem, he is all knowing and truly wise Allah.

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This is the dream of use of interpreted that they will have a ruler who Suja they all fell in such that that's 11 Brothers, right? The father and the mother 11 stars, the sun and the moon. That was the dream interpreted. So panela, right. That was the fourth and final dream it got interpreted, and how it's beautifully ties back to the beginning. Look at the structure. You see, this is a beautiful ring structure uses dream.

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In the very beginning, at the very end interpreted next was the brothers plot. Let me try that like zoom out here. You see how it's like exactly like it's like a mirror image. It follows this trajectory uses dream. The brothers plot minister's wife attempts to use the ladies make an attempt use of God and present the King's dream. And then as if like, you know, like, it's like you're rolling it and now you start unrolling it. The King's dream interpreted, uses relief from prison, confessional, the ladies confessional the wife of the minister, the brothers learn their lesson and their plot fails. And finally the dream interpreted allaahu but what an incredible what an

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unbelievable structure. What a beautiful surah that Allah, Allah has revealed, truly the best of all, stories. The shirt, right, you saw that in the beginning, it was false blood, right the image of the shirt. It told jacobellis and the use of his life, minor relief that he got, he knew his son was alive, that he because he knew the blood was false. The torn shirt. It saved us about a salon in that distressful moment when he was about to be you know, like, you know, cast as a rapist. He violated a violating ungrateful person. The torn shirt saved him again, again, relief and the shirt restoring vision I 93 jacoba salam, and again a told use of assume iacob the use of is alive and

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well and that's a major source of relief for him. SubhanAllah how amazing this surah is.

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And every time I studied I think I come away with even more appreciation for it. So that was a structure that was the you know, look at the pattern of difficulty ease the imagery of the shirt. Those are the things I wanted to point out to you 100 level surah we will conclude this while looking at this I i number one on one on one look at this beautiful Dr. Joseph prayed up because at a 30 minute mark, you have given me power and taught me the interpretation of dreams, Creator of the heavens and the earth. You are my patron in this world and the hereafter make me die in submission to you and admit me among the righteous make this to our brothers and sisters. This is the door you

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should make this door 101 aisle number 101 that is the door you should make that we're funny Muslim and Oh Allah let me live and die as a believer. Well, his name is Salim and when I resurrected, Oh Allah make it so that I'm at the righteous, that's all we want. Oh Allah, that's our goals in life.

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This concludes with two very powerful I had to illustrate a solution when the messengers lost hope. Right? This is a story that I lost my tells people, messengers came, messengers suffered, some of them lost hope, and thought that they had been told lies, art helped came to that. And we saved whoever we please, for our punishment in the lobby averted from the guilty. Sometimes it was part of pushes us to the brink, but never over the break.

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Very Pinnacle or like like the, you know, the limit of our patients when it reaches it, that's an illness that brings about ease. That's what he did with the profits to show that that is he's there. But that test is putting us through is making us better, more humble, more devoted to him with hamdulillah. In these stories, there's a lesson for the men of understanding this Quran Americana Al Quran

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Makana Hadith and you thought it is not a it is not a speech and there was invented no invented tail. Well I can just do color the binary but a confirmation of the previous scripture, a detailed explanation of all things as well as the mercy and guidance the believers. Okay, let's look briefly at the other suitors here. We have a few minutes, we'll look through them quickly sort out a rod. So number 13 rods is Surah is named after this IO, who said before rod will be handy number 13. What you saw before Radu mehandi he will melodica to me 340 the tundra glorifies him with his praise, and the angels angels don't do so to in all of him. And he sends down his thunderbolts to strike anyone

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he pleases, yet the dispute about God. Well, what should he do Mihail who is in extra trouble and His power, His power is inexhaustible? Hmm. Yet people dispute about who God is. The story of this surah is to recognize Allah recognize Allah through His signs, recognize Allah, through the things that he has created, the thunder is an example of a less power, right? It it, if you are in the open, the thunder will shock you. It will, you know frighten you. It's a slight, small little glimpse of what lost power and our significance. Yes, that's what it is. And if Thunder is about to strike, we can run away anywhere. It's so fast.

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It's a very small glimpse as very beautiful example of truly Allah's ability. And his, his, his, his power, excuse me, and his ability to hold us accountable and take us to task and punish us if he wants to. But he doesn't. He's the most forgiving and most merciful and he lets us you know, live without punishment until the day of judgment when he will hold us accountable. And you pray for his forgiveness and grace on that day, right this is a surah number three if you look at this surah talks about hula the model has spread of the earth placed on mountains and rivers and fruits of all kinds move xo Jane is male and female pairs Yoshi lane in the heart he drew the veil of night over

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day in the vehicle I utterly Tomita corrode in all this truly our science where people who reflect reflect so you recognize that a lot is often on water, Java rot on Earth are diverse tracks at joining one another vineyards Janata Minh anab vineyards was our own one cornfields when I feel palm trees sinuata non clustered upon dates vital senran the ones that are not clustered or single and on clustered

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clustered and non clustered stapling, sorry, Your Scobie mat in wellhead fruits are nourished by the same water. It's the same water that nourishes them

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while you follow the new Baha, local, yet they're different in taste, yet they're different in texture, yet some tastes better than the others. Right? In this there are signs for people who use their app and Allah subhanaw taala is the one who chooses to elevate people. Some he chooses to be as prophets. Others he chooses to be his believers, his servants it is the choice of Allah just like he chooses these plants. The diversity of creation shows the oneness of Allah spawn Tada. It shows the power of Allah subhanaw taala. In the field, Attica identical me Yaki noon we have to use our understanding though, it is the same, the source of life is singular, the water the diversity is

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immense. The source of life is singular allows mother create Adam at the center. And the diversity is immense. How many beautiful parallels recognize Allah through these most beautiful signs of Allah all around you gave us pantalla is Luma exadata NASA nasionale me him full of forgiveness for mankind despite their oppression and wrongdoings, but he can also be Severe in punishment. And the rod is a very beautiful example of that. Right? The rod the thunder is a is a example of Allah's power and might surah number 13 has a very beautiful, very beautiful

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example I numbers I 17 ends that I'm in a summer eema and for salad Odia to be Korea. He sends down the water from sky from sensor water from the sky rain that fills the river beds to overflowing each according to its measure, factor the sales of other robbia mean by up no not even not even a hill yet in omata in Zaboo mythical the torrid carries along swelling form akin to what rises from the smelted or from the to from which man makes ornaments and tools garlic elderly will love will have Cowell does God depicts the truth and falsity This is one of the most profound Ayat of Cora I want you to like mark it out with the pencil okay, but I must do for

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the scum is cast away well I'm mama young for NASA for amco to fill out but whatever is of use to man remains behind karateka nobody will know what I'm saying. Thus God speaks in parables one of the most incredible example what is it talking about? is talking about how water rain floods river bends okay. Maybe you have not seen this in life I have not seen either life because we live in cities. We don't see flooding it all goes down the drain right but you can see it on YouTube handle in a what happens the the up all the dirt,

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all the dirt and scum is lifted up okay? Just like the dirt and scum is lifted up when you melt you know any any metal iron, right any gold silver, you have to heat it up and then the impurities rise the top alright?

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The scum is Castaway. The impurities are tossed aside and what is beneficial remains? That is the example Allah gives us What is he referring to? He's referring to the life of the Prophet Salaam in Makkah.

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The scum like is like all these that the riverbed is filled with water, the heat of the the confrontation with the problem is bringing about the is removing the pure and separating it from the impure, and they're rising to the surface like scum. They're loud, they're leading the charge against the problem. But be in no doubt the scum is Castaway,

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though what remains behind is the pure, the thing that is good for mankind. And that's the Sahaba they were the ones who left who God remained who left who survived. Their message prevailed. There the our prevail, their cause prevailed, because that is of benefit to mankind. So it's actually a metaphor for the life of the person them but also is a beautiful example that you focus on good. You focus on what Allah, Allah whatever good you can do. You don't worry about distractions, because whatever is scum, whatever is filled, whatever is negativity, will not remain. What will remain is what is useful for humanity. People remember that

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useful stuff, the contributions we celebrate them. We don't remember the ones who were sabotaging those people. We don't remember them for a madaba Zaboo, filehub, Ufa very beautiful and there's actually a lot more we get impacted. I don't have time to do that. But it is one of the most profound examples that Lufthansa gives in the Quran. Okay, recognize a lot pata through His Signs through his words recognize him through the the people of Allah, tala Latina Surya Abu Dhabi, him, Allahu SNA. Right. Recognize Allah sponsor to the people that believe in him. Okay, these are people right? Who are these people? Alina ufone abbiati de la 20 then are true to their word. They never

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break their promise. They join together what God has commanded to be joined y'all see Luna Amira lobby I use on the keep Family Ties will show naraba home, they fear the Lord. They are they're afraid of the harsh punishment where heartfulness will either Sue and they are patient will live in a suburb Da Da Vinci Robbie him patient in seeking the favor of their Lord. Right? It's okay, life is gonna have ups and downs Be patient while como Sala but they pray regularly, they never waver. Well, infocomm in Morocco in our home, they spend secretly and openly out of what We have provided them, we help people publicly to inspire privately to help whether our own ability has to say they

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ward off evil with good someone treats them in an evil manner. They don't respond by humiliating that person. They treat them with kindness and goodness, they will have the final aboard. What is that Jen not to either, shall enter the eternal gardens of Eden along with the righteous. workman Sala Hammond about him the righteous from among their fathers, wives and descendants how amazing Jenna Allah is going to reunite the entire family well melodica to get to know him and coolibah angels will come from all gates saying to them Salaam Alaikum Peace be upon you because you were patient, the most about them. You were able to bear the difficulties of life and you were able to do

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that well with a smile on your face for near my Aqua doubt. And how beautiful is that route that a boat you recognize Allah through his people. How amazing is that? The surah concludes with a very interesting example or exact interesting statement to the problem. Last month it says number 41 ma Nadia Naka Baba Latina I don't want our fire Naka for in nama Allah, Allah, Allahu Allah is up. It says,

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whether we show you part of what we promised them or cause you to pass away before that your mission is only to give warning and it is us, for us to do the right thing. The profit Your job is to convey the message. Your job is to tell people this is the dean they choose their own, they make their own decision.

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And whether we make you see the end result or not, oh prophet of Allah, that is not that shouldn't be concerned, the end goal shouldn't be your concern. Your concern should be what is in front of me. Did I do that well enough, that immediate task at hand and if Allah will take care of the bigger picture, take the disbelievers say Aye number 43 less than masala you are not God's Messenger polka fabula he Shayna many avena come sufficient is God as a witness between me and new and those who have knowledge of the book. Okay, so that is sort of arrived. If I can just have a couple of minutes to also highlight a few things about Ibrahim Ibrahim, it's a very powerful surah it is demonstrating

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the attitude of gratitude, the original seminar lumati in a note, it is to lead men from darkness to light. That is the attitude of gratitude. It takes you out of the darkness of of anxiety takes you out of the darkness of negativity, actually other darkness of disbelieve and gratefulness to the light of Eman to the path of the mighty the praise worthy Hmm.

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It speaks about what's the central reason for this belief? Why would people this belief right? Yes I Boone and hire the dunya at the core love this life more than the hereafter. That's the core reason

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that's the core reason that they will do that wherever hoonah heiwa they turn away people from the from the path of God and seek to make a crooked hula ecoffee veralyn buried they have gone far astray. An interesting thing was one of the mentions that every messenger has been sent in the language of his own people that you buy in allow him to make the message clear to them. Here's an example musala salaam was sent to his people and he was told I am number seven. What is the center of bukem Lane

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shakar toamasina calm, remain your Lord declared if you are grateful I will surely bestow more favors upon you. But if you are ungrateful for inada rubbish, Lucha de then my punishment is indeed severe Subhanallah you must remind them to have gratitude, even though you know that these people have suffered a lot. Moosa reminds them you suffered, Allah saved you from your suffering, be thankful, have gratitude. And he says, if you are have this attitude of gratitude, Allah will give you even more. But if you don't, you hurt yourself and no one else in duck furu. antimo manful alpha in the La Nina Hamid if you shall deny the truth, or you be ungrateful, then you and everybody on

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earth Allah doesn't need you. He is self sufficient, he is praiseworthy by himself. Okay.

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The surah has a very epic scene from the fire of hell that I want to share with you okay, and this is in the no other place in the Quran. So I want to share this with you quickly. inshallah. Okay, well, but also in Nigeria, I never 21 they

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This is in the fire of hell, they will appear before God and the week will say to those who behave proudly for all do I find the loveliness stuck in a corner like we were your followers? can you protect us from God's punishment today? Hey, we were behind you and following you and doing what you said in the world today. Can you help us and protect us? All ohana Allahu Allah hatanaka they will reply had God given us guidance. We will have got a Jew. It is all the same whether we are patient or impatient today there is no escape. It doesn't matter if you're it makes no difference what we do today we are going to be punished and we have no escape. Well all the shape on the now the Devil

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Satan when the judgment has been passed, when people in the fire of hell Satan will say in the law the kumada Hulk God made your true promise I to made you promises. But I feel you I lied to you. I had no authority over you Mr. Khanna Leon a common soupon This is important. The please understand this. The devil has no authority over you

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Illa Ando to come except that I called you. I whispered sweet nothings in your ears. First the jabber tone Li and you responded to me for that no money Do not blame me now. Well, no more than four Sakuma blame yourselves. Your fault. Don't blame me.

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The weak people don't blame the powerful rich people you chose. You chose my enemy, most of whom I cannot help you. Nor can you help me. I reject your former act in associating me with God in avoiding menial Hamada will leave the wrongdoers will have a painful punishment, the punishment of the physical torture, the eternity of pain, but not just that, but the psychological torture, the devil is going to disown them and you would say use your fault. And the double whammy of regret and pain that they will feel is either boon Aleem truly painful punishment. But alas, pata will save the believers and enter them into paradise. The ones who did believed in the good

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the here at home via salam, they will be welcomed in there by the greeting of peace, it will be happiness and joy, no pain, no suffering. This surah concludes with Ibrahim alayhis salam being mentioned. Ibrahim is mentioned. First Allah says I 34 he gave you everything that you asked for. And if you were to recount God's fevers, you will not be able to count them. Surely man is extremely unjust and extremely ungrateful. We forget our blessings very quickly. But the man who never forgot his blessings was Ibrahim alayhi salam. He said My Lord make this a city of peace verbage hazal Bella Amina make this a city of peace helped me my children to keep away from worshipping idols. My

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Lord, these idols have led many men straight. Anyone who follows me is with me but if they are against me, you are Forgiving and Merciful robina in a scan to mean the reality Look at this. Here he is, after having a son so late in his life, told to leave his children excuse me leave his wife and child in the barren value market. And he's not complaining about that is that oh no why me Allah I did everything please. I did everything right. Wow. How come I mean punished. He says no robina in the US can come into reality. I have settled some of my offspring in an uncomfortable and cultivable Valley near your sacred house. Rabbana Yuki masala so that they may establish prayers will Allah

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help them find either 10 min and asita we lay him make people's hearts inclined towards them. provide them with fruits what is the common thammarat meaning their basic necessities and luxuries Laila whom yashka rune so that can be grateful when they are happy and content Allah term let them be grateful that then be surrounded by people who

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Love them so they can be grateful. Let them establish the prayer so that they can be grateful. The attitude of gratitude, look away Brian will have some sense. He says Alhamdulillah

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Praise be to Allah. Allah de wa hubballi lol Kibera is Mariela is Huck, who has bestowed upon me despite my old age, his smile and his how Ishmael and Isaac, he's not saying, hey, Allah, how come I had a child so late in life? How can this happen to me? Why did this happen to me? No, he's like, Alhamdulillah, Allah gave me a child despite my old age. That's the attitude of gratitude. not completing, being thankful in Nabila Samira. surely my Lord is the hero of prayer and a very beautiful director conclude for our less this long session today. Robbie Gianni McCree masala to minzu Yachty Lord grant that I keep up the prayer make me the one who prays regularly in the proper

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way in the right way with you know, with meaning and purpose. That's what if comma to sola means Robbie Gianni Maki, masala momento Realty and also my offspring, my kids, my grandkids, Allah make them people who are praying and that's nothing better than we can ask Allah for. But I've been out with a couple dwara My Lord except my prayer, Robin, overfill the mic. Forgive me, my lord. What do you value the year and forgive my parents when they move money, Naomi, sab and all the believers on the Day of Judgment. Again, this is a beautiful day, underline that make it does echolocating for being with me all the way to the end today. We had a little bit more to cover today. But I'm glad we

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were able to do it. Just go ahead and I'll see you again tomorrow. Same time. Same place was so long. I mean, I'm hammered while he was happy I mean Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh