Aarij Anwer – The Creation of Adam #2

Aarij Anwer
AI: Summary © The group of people participate in a video game and discuss their backgrounds and interests, including learning about Arabic and teaching courses in Islamic school. They also talk about their hobbies and discuss their involvement in a previous video game. They discuss various topics related to the creation of Adam and Eve, including their relationship with their parents, the importance of understanding the story and the history behind its use. They also talk about the use of technology to create resources on Earth and the importance of understanding the meaning of "hammo" in relation to the concept of heaven. They end with a discussion of the importance of human behavior and representatives of Islam.
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Masha De Niro the goat. All right. 67674837.

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Are we all on? Or few more people joining in?

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No, not yet. Okay.

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Got it.

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That's why we're here.

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678674379 so my screen here, right here, see that? Right there? 6748379.

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sorry. Right. Welcome. Good job.

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All right, I'm gonna get started. inshallah, the pin will still display at the bottom of the screen. And you can join in as we go. Is that okay?

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All right. I'm gonna mute everybody just for the sake of keeping the hood interesting.

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And I'll get, because, you know, sometimes people have a reaction when they get a question right or wrong, it might become a little turbulent. Let's get started and shall Alright, so first thing about the Kahoot is this is about

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a little bit of who I am right now. Hello.

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My name is Sharon Anwar. I am a teacher and a mom in London, Ontario. I also teach Arabic [email protected]. This is a an organization that, you know, teaches online classes in person classes, etc. So I am part of that as well. Okay, that's me. Now I'm gonna have some questions about myself to introduce who I am to you. Because, again, we're not in the same city. We don't get to see each other regularly. So perhaps you don't know. We don't know each other. Right. So it's always nice to get to know each other before we begin. All right. Here's a few things about myself. What do I teach at the mosque?

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Math, how to make coffee, science or Islamic studies?

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And the answer is yes. All of you selected the correct answer. I teach Islamic Studies at the mosque and also at the mosque. All right. Very cool. We have the teams are off to a start. Where was I born? They can guess? London, Karachi, Pakistan, Toronto, or Alexandria, Egypt?

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The correct answer is I was born in Karachi, Pakistan, not in Toronto, and not in London, Ontario. I went to Alexandria to study there. So I kind of feel like I'm, you know, a child of that soil as well.

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But I was born in Karachi, Pakistan. That's where my family was. Many of them still are. And then we moved from there to Canada when I was in my early teens. I was 12 or 13. Actually when moved here. All right.

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Where did I grew up once I moved from Pakistan to Canada.

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Hawaii, London, Mars or Toronto?

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And the answer is, I grew up actually in Toronto. Before it was cool to be in Toronto by the way. Now it's cool to be in Toronto that was before it was cool to be in Toronto. Before it was known as the six before it was known as T dot. And then I recently moved to London where I live now, with my family. My parents still live here in Toronto, my in laws telara here in Toronto will be a lot of family here. So it's always going to be home. All right. Next question. How many kids do I have?

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To be to four or one?

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to guess you got to take a guess here.

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Some of them might come in, you know, join this class once in a while here. They'll make like a cameo.

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As a couple of people should answer so we can move on.

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Oh, man, only one person selected the right answer. Okay, so I actually have four kids hamdulillah. I have four girls. They are 754. And I think eight or nine months old. I forgot how old the last one is. hamdulillah. So that's okay, though. This is a difficult one because usually when I do this, the people have who are attending the class have seen some of my kids, like you know, in the mosque and whatnot. That's why it's a little bit more difficult. I think I should have made it more obvious, but it's okay. No problem.

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It allows one person to go to the top of this list of our scoreboard here.

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All right, next one. What are my hobbies?

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painting running, making coffee watching basketball.

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So are you meet them?

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Let your team

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I see.

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And the answer someone's gonna someone's not answering late till the very end you got an answer right away.

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Ah, the answers are the last two are correct. I don't actually a campaign to save my life running. Haha. I don't know about running anymore.

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I used to run cross country in high school. But I was way later when I was doing cross country.

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Now a cat one that long? Coffee. That is definitely a big hobby of mine. I grind my own beans. I have like a whole method. Right? If you follow me on Instagram, a lot of times I'll post how I'm making coffee. So you know that is definitely a hobby and watching basketball while he was on now it's off and feels so like, deprived. But yes, watching basketball is a big hobby. I was actually there for game five of the NBA Finals.

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With my brother in law. We were there at the Scotiabank arena. Almost seeing the Raptors win, but then they won the next game. So it was pretty cool.

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Nice experience.

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watching basketball is definitely a big hub. All right. Where did I go on vacation during winter? Not this one last winter? Turkey Hodge USA or ombre?

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The answer is in the picture.

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Somebody who's like not asking until the end. So I went for camera. Okay, now I can go to Hajj in the winter, can I?

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Of course I can. Because Hajj is in the month of June hedger

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The ledger, the Islamic month of the ledger, the lunar calendar that hedger currently falls.

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Wet what time will allow someone to like unmute themselves? And tell me the answer what time of the year approximately is hedged? Easier these days?

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Anybody who knows the answer?

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might not know that.

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iPad is no wrong way. Did

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anybody know when Hodges these days?

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September, August, September, right, July, August, September. Perfect. All right. So that's the time that's in the summer. That's why I said, Where did I go on vacation in the winter? So that was O'Meara? Not much. You can do Hodge outside of the month of the ledger. Okay. Which Fun fact is true about me? I have no siblings. I play hockey. I have tried skydiving. I have five siblings. This is an interesting one.

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Before taking the time to answer this question.

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Ah, another one we're not maybe we'll got this one. This is a surprise to many of you.

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shouldn't be surprised, I guess. Because I think a lot of us have, you know, large families with many siblings under the law. But I actually don't have any siblings. I am the only child, huh. And that was a very interesting experience growing up. Imagine all my cousins have like, three or four siblings, and I'm the only one who has no sibling. And it's very interesting experience. But hamdulillah that was me. Alright, next question. Now, this is what Adam and Eve ready? What was the Adam Allison was the first creation of a last part I love the first human, true or false?

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First human.

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All right, the answer is, is true. He was the first human being the last Papa created. We're going to talk about that. inshallah. That's one of the topics that we're going to be covering in this class together. All right.

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Next question, true or false. Adam was created in heaven, like not on earth he was created in heaven, true or false?

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The answer to that question is also true. This is one of the things we believe about the creation of Adam and Eve, that they actually were created in heaven, not on earth. And that is important because it allows us to understand their story, and the struggle that they went through in a more cohesive and more comprehensive manner. Okay, moving on to the next question. This is gonna get interesting, we have a few more questions that Adam's wife Eve was created in heaven from his rib.

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True or false?

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Some of you might know this, some of you might not, but you have a 50% chance of getting the answer, right. Even if you don't know.

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The answer is true. The Prophet Sam has told us this in a authentic narration. And we'll discuss what this means down the road in a few days. And what the implications of this are, and a very interesting part of our theology, this particular aspect, comparing and contrasting this with other religious traditions, Okay, next question. Adam and Eve could eat whatever they wanted in paradise. How many of you know this? This is true or false?

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That is false. That's correct. The answer was in the hint was in the picture. There was a tree that they were told not to eat from, and we'll discuss why that was the case. And how Allah, Allah instructed them, and how Adam and Adam and Eve

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fell in the trap of the devil. If this is all topics that we'll discuss. We're gonna do this. To get us a baseline understanding. I want to see how much you know. And the name of the chief deputy chief devil is

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Is this true or false?

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The chief devil

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That is true. It beliefs is

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not just a devil, he is the chief devil. And he has. He is the one who

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caused either midazolam to slip from his standing and seduced him into the error that he committed in a very interesting character a very important part of our study coming up in sha Allah to the in this in this week inshallah it true or false. I can see the answers when I'm on Kahoot. Okay, at least was always a bad day. True Blue, false red.

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Chef chef, there is a question from one participant. Yes. She said that she can't see the answers. Okay. And the answers. So true is blue and red is false.

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New. Yeah, I noticed. Also, you know, I think they are in two different windows. Yeah. So we have to make sure that we are switching windows. I see.

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Yeah, so you might have to thank you for that shipment. I think you have to switch between windows if you're doing this, unless you're on like a mobile device and you can download the app or something. But here's the thing.

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There's like a five second pause before you answer. Okay. So you can look at the screen where the question is displayed my screen you see the question, you see the answer. And then you switch the tab to select which one that makes sense.

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Jhelum, Okay, very good. Emily's was not always a bad gin, if this, in fact, was extremely devoted worshipper of Allah until he made the fatal

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mistake that he made that caused him to drop from being one of the best to being the worst. And we'll talk about that. And we'll talk about how mistakes aren't the problem? It's actually the police his mistake wasn't necessarily the problem. The problem was his attitude. He said to a low enough Edelman who I am better than Adam, his arrogance. He said to Allah, color BB ma a litany, my lord because you misguided me, it's your fault, God not my fault. Right? That arrogant attitude, that blaming God for his mistakes, the fact that he thought he knew better than Allah, Allah, that is actually the fatal mistake of least and we'll talk about that, because all of us make mistakes,

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right? It's not just the mistake that caused it. It was the attitude, arrogance, all that combined. That was there. Okay, at least got kicked out of Paradise and vowed revenge. True Blue, false red.

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That is true. He was in paradise. He was a great worshiper, then he made his he committed the wrong he committed and then committed himself to being an evil, or a purveyor of evil, a spreader evil throughout the end of time until the end of time, and that's where he vowed revenge on Adam, and against Adam and Adams progeny. All right, last question, I believe

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we'll remove on Yes, last question.

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At least seduced Eve to eat from the forbidden tree. True or false?

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The answer is false. Actually, it wasn't that he seduced Eve. He actually seduced both Adam and Eve in the Quran. Last month. I mentioned this very clearly. It says for a gala. minha they both ate from it. Which religious tradition believes it was Eve that was seduced to eat from the forbidden tree? Anybody know?

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Christianity. Exactly. This is part of the Christian doctrine that they believe it was Eve

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I made the mistake and has it was her fault there as we as Muslims don't believe that we reject that. Okay, so our understanding of our faith and our theology, a lot of it comes from the story of Adam and Eve, how we view, gender relationship, how we view, good and evil, how we view creation, how we view our life in this world versus the next. And this is part of that story, Adam and Eve.

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It wasn't his fault. It wasn't the woman's fault. It was actually both of their collective fault. Both of them collectively made an error. And that's why in Islam, it's not like our theology is very clear about this in the Muslim in our Muslim world, meaning me not believing men, and believing women believing submit some men and women who submit you know, the the way it works on the reward of the era, the sin that a person may be liable for the reward that they earn, that is irrespective of their gender.

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It is respected, it is contingent upon it depends upon their sincerity depends upon how well they do something, or how poorly do they do something. That's how this is the foundation of our for our belief as well. So that was the last question that is see the podium here. All right. from the podium, we have money in third place. Mashallah. Second place, Corona, Oh, God.

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This place is Mito. I don't know what that means can explain what that means.

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Sir. All right. So I can extend it. Tell us what that means.

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It's the powerhouse of the cell what

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I learned last

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Oh, hey, I was like, biology was definitely not my thing. All right. So don't expect me to know that.

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All right, well, I'll take your word for it. Well done. Mashallah. Great job. Everybody does Akuma lokalen. Let us get started now with the, with the presentation, okay, with Adam and Eve. So this was good, we got to know each other a little bit. And I got a little bit of an understanding of how much you know, when it comes to

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the story of Adam and Eve. And I hope you see why this is an important story for us. Because it really does set the stage for us in many ways of how we view

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how we understand our our faith. Okay, the story of Adam and Eve, let's get started.

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Why are we discussing this story? Let's talk about that. Because we have to know why we're doing something. Before we do it. It's important for us to know, the reasoning why we're studying something, the reason why we practiced what we practice, the reason why we pray, the way we pray, these things are important questions to ask and important.

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You know, clarity to have, because when you understand why you're doing something, it's a lot easier for you to figure out how to do it. You see, and that is why it's important that we started this question, why Adam and Eve? Well, it's we start at the very beginning, that the beginning of creation, before there was essentially a conflict between people before there was,

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you know, at the very beginning of creation, refined out how we were as humans, and what is the essential human values? Okay, that last part Allah instilled in addEventListener. It teaches us about race relations, it will teach us about how we view our life in this world and our life in the next world, right? Like, what is there a purpose to this life, is it only for now is a building up to something? The story at the very beginning gives us a very clear picture, if

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there's lots to learn the story, okay. There's a lot of things to learn. We'll learn about

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miscellaneous topics that are all sprinkled throughout the story of Adam and Eve. It's not just a simple story. Here's what happened. Here are the facts and move on. There's a lot of little little things that are lost part, the leaves, as tangents as points of discussion, for example, we'll talk a lot about towards the end. How it was that the devil deceived Adam and Eve like how could you deceive a person in paradise? How does that happen? Did the devil end up in paradise? How did he overcome

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Power, Adam and Eve when they're all by themselves. What does it tell us about the idea of temptation? Right? What does it tell us about when Allah says in the Quran, the Yoruba the Allahu mahmoudi, on Humam, and so it Hema

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he believes, or the devil wanted to do this, Adam and Eve so that their nakedness may became apparent to them. What does that mean? And what does that have to say about us as human beings? Very interesting tangents throughout the story of Adam and Eve. We'll start

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at the very beginning of this, which is the first story mentioned in the Quran sequentially. If you go in the Quran, the first surah is what surah?

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You can unmute your mic and say it or type the answer.

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What's sort of the first sort of author

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we're about to have very good. So sort of hard to has the number one or number two is

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perfect. Now, in sort of

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the first story that Allah tells us, or the first historical narration, or account that he,

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he describes, is the story of Adam and Eve.

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The Quran uses history to teach us about the present. It uses history to teach us about ourselves. And the last part, Allah started the first time he mentioned history in the Quran sequentially, is the story of this incident of Adam and Eve. So there's a lot to learn from the first time Allah mentioned something. Yep. So that is a few reasons among many, okay, the beginning of creation, that us I'm going to be actually displaying.

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I'll be switching between.

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Yes, leave, I'll be switching between a couple of things here. I'm going to use the site called conceal. dotnet. Okay, and I'm going to be using the zil dotnet as a way to read the story from the Quran. Okay. Isn't the first one was the source of fat? That is correct. For soda soda. You're absolutely right. That the first story, right? The first story in the Quran is the

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story of Adam and Eve.

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Like, sequentially. Does that make sense? No.

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All right, perfect.

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All right, here's what we're gonna do. This is item number. What's the number here?

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Can anybody tell me what is the number that I am looking at?

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29 Okay, what's the next I have?

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30 very office. Right. Okay.

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Number 30 is meant a last part talks about the the the how Adam and a Salaam was created. Right? That story begins at number 30. And we're gonna start at number 29. Okay, why? Okay, here's why. Let me read the Arabic is I'll have a volunteer read the English translation. And then I'll read the Arabic Yes, the class is sponsored by them.

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All right. So I'll read the Arabic I'm going to ask a volunteer to read the English who will levy Hola Hola, como marfil ldj m er two must our Illa summer if so we're hoonah server so my word will who will be equally shaken early and ivolunteer reading the translation

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although it alright

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go for it.

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It is he who created everything on earth for you. Then he turns towards heaven and fashion debt into seven heavens. He has no knowledge of all things Mashallah well done. So who was this was reading? I have the participant list off? Was that

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what's your name again? Honey, honey, Mashallah. Oh, honey, you're awesome. Thank you so much. There's aka low heaven. All right.

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Let me mute you all here my mistake.

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I was pressing the wrong button.

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All right.

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This is the I before

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the story of Adam Islam says it is Allah who created this he who created everything on the earth for you. And then he turns towards the towards the heaven and fashion into seven heavens, okay. So created for you what is on the earth.

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This means that whatever is on the earth, Allah has

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made it a resource for us as human beings, not for it to be exploited. Okay? Because exploitation is impermissible in Islam, well, blah, blah, blah ha, little enamelling. Allah says Allah has made the earth for all living beings, and it has this, this very delicate balance for that reason do not disturb this balance, don't throw it out of whack, right? So that's how he's made the earth. It's for all creation, but the resources on the earth, all of them are made for us as human beings to benefit from to consume, to enjoy the grip.

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The reason why this is important, is because Allah is trying to tell us before he tells us the story of Adam and Eve, he started tell us that we're actually meant to live on the earth.

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It's not like we were meant to live only in heaven. And it was the mistake of Adam, that cost us the opportunity to be in paradise. None at all. We were meant to be on Earth. What are the Haleakala Kumar, Phil, oh, these are Mia. Okay. And Allah has made whatever is on the earth a resource for us. So we can utilize it benefited consume, but now waste, and zoom, but don't waste.

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That's our police. But then this is not our permanent place. This is not where we are going to be forever. This is a temporary place, we're here for a small number of years. You know, you might think life is long, but you know, 50 6070 years, 80 years, it's not a lot of time. Compare that to like the history of the world. It's not even like a drop in the ocean. So we're here only for a very small amount of time. Our permanent home is then the next life, his agenda and charm here. But it's not that we are here because Adam made a mistake. We were meant to be here last Papa wants to clarify that before he actually proceeds to

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proceeds to talk about the story of Adam and Eve. Okay. He also says something, Thomas the law in a summer that he turned towards the heaven. Here, a sum up a heaven here actually means sky, not heaven. Okay, I'll show you what this means. Okay, if I search for the word, Heaven,

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whatever that is. But if I go to

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the Merriam Webster dictionary here,

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look at the definition of heaven, because this is how it's translated quite often.

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It's asking me to I don't want to disable my ad blocker. Sorry.

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All right. So

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heaven with a small h is the sky. Hmm. The expanse of space that seems to be over the earth like a dome. That's what that's the sky, right? But capital H is Jenna heaven. This is in English. This is the usage of it. When we read the translation, and it says heaven with a small h is referring to what? The sky not Jenna, you with me, because this is going to come a lot. We'll be reading a translation I want to explain to you, when a translation says something, what does it actually mean? What this ayah is referring to is before Allah, sparkler made, the earth He also made or as he was making the earth, He was also made the sky and he made the sky sub arsema, what, into seven skies,

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one on top of the other. And the sky that we see that we observe. What when when we observe it is the sky, that's the lowest level, if and this is part not just of our belief, that we believe that these are seven skies that Allah has made, but also something that if you know about the universe, you study a little bit astronomy, the scale of the universe is so mind boggling, right? It literally blows your mind how massive the universe is. And that's only the part that we can observe. The part that we can't even observe is perhaps even larger than the part that we know of that exists. So it is not like infeasible, right? It's not logically like impossible to understand, or to know that

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there is more to the sky. Right? There's more to the sky than what meets the eye and that's what Allah says he's made it so massive and expensive. But so hoonah savasana what, into the seven layered skies

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and that shows the magnificence of his power and his might, but the earth that we're supposed to be on. That is where we live above the skies. Above the seven Sky is the the throne of a loss

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padala which above which are Manuela Rashid Stella, who he is established above the Throne. So this is how the we understand the cosmos briefly. Now, what's the next is the next ISS with color of Bucharest? melodica teenager I don't fill out the halifa if any volunteer to read the translation for me, somebody else

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Fatima. Okay, Fatima, go ahead.

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And the Lord said to the angels, I am putting us sensor on Earth. As a

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successor on Earth. They said, Will you play someone there? Who will cause come true corruption, corruption on it and shed blood? Well, we glorify you with your pride and extol Your Holiness. God answered. Surely I know that which you do not know. Okay, thank you very much about them.

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This is the beginning of the story loss Papa says he told the angels I'm going to place on earth he halifa Hey, a honey for how many of you heard this word before? halifa.

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I have. You have books? Excellent. You can type Yes or no? Perfect. Very good. Okay.

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And the word sunniva.

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Okay, what does the word halifa mean?

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What does it say in the translation?

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It says

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successor right? Anybody else? No. Another meaning of halifa so it says successor in the translation. Okay, well what else? leader Okay, I like that it's not about the leader.

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What else?

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ruler very good. The halifa was also in English it was was the keyless. Right? They is the ruler the the one who is in charge of running the country or the the Empire. Right, Kayla? Perfect. Excellent. So that's what the word that's how the word halifa is used a leader a ruler Calif, right. But in Arabic and linguistically, the word has a very precise meaning. It comes it's Etymology The word originates from the word halacha. Which means for something to be behind something, okay, for like things to be like, like back to back kind of thing. You know, like, here's a phone and here's a cup, they kind of like the cup is ahead, and the phone is behind the cup. That's the idea of handoff. So

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it is successive law says that he is going to please add them on like humans on Earth. And they're going to be halifa they're supposed to be successive one after the other generation after generation. Again, very beginning of the story, Allah tells us, it's not Adams fault that we're here. We were meant to be on Earth, this is our home temporarily. And then our permanent home and Sharla is in the setup, but we're supposed to be successive. What it also means is successive is something when you are, you know, like animals are successive to right, you know, like you have a, you know, like a any any type of animal like a lion, for example, they have their herd, they live,

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they procreate, and then their kids procreate, and so on and so forth. But halifa specifically is someone who's successive, and also someone who plans for succession. Okay, someone who is planning that they're living now, and then their kids will live on this earth, and their grandkids will live on this earth. This is how a lost part of the main us as human beings, that's what's different about us are supposed to be different about us, compared to the rest of us creation. We're supposed to think not just for ourselves, but we're supposed to think about our kids and our grandkids and great grandkids, we have to think of the earth as a place where, you know, we're here temporarily, and we

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leave it just as good or hopefully in a better place for the next generation. This is not just like some, these are not thoughts that just Are

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you know, just opinions. You look at the Quran. You look at the Prophet son's life. This is how he lost a limb.

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explained things to us they were going to 245 I'm sorry 145 they like we're gonna work to 145 I bought eight minutes left. Is that right?

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restarted a little, you know, later. But every day we're gonna end around 240 I'm sorry, 140 your time my time for it is all right.

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So no,

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people, thumbs up. Yes. Good, okay.

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All right, under law.

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The idea is the prophets of Salaam, for example tells us that if you have in your hand, a seedling him, whether it accommodate his arm, it's about to be at your stand, you're on Earth, okay? And you see that the Day of Judgment is about to start, okay. This is now the end of the world happening in front of your eyes so hard on him. But in your hand is a seedling. You know what a seedling his ceiling is like a small plant you planted and hopefully over time it grows. He says if your hand if you have a seedling in your hand, and you see that the world is about to end.

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But if you're able to

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finish the PA, Risa duplantier, home, fall URIs hub, if you're able to plant it before the world ends,

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planted. Okay, what the prophet Salaam Salaam is saying is we try to leave the earth we try to prepare whatever we can we plant a seed now, for the people in the future. We plant a tree right now, for those who come after us. Meaning we prepare whatever we do for ourselves, but also for our kids, our grandkids. That is succession. That's what makes us humans. That's what makes us responsible, good humans. And also this hadith tells us that, you know, like the idea of for us islamically is we're always optimistic and hopeful. We're trying to do our best given our circumstances, even if hypothetically, the worst case thing can happen. The world is about to end.

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You still focus on whatever you can do, which is I if I can plant this tree, I'll plant it even if I know nothing will come out of it. But I do my best. I do my part. That's what I focus on. That's trusting Allah, that's having faith in the law. That's having you know, optimum optimism, even in tough times. Okay, that's what the prophets taught us. That's how we live our lives. Okay, that was his life.

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being someone who plans for the one who comes after we see Ibrahim al Islam, our Father, Ibrahim al Islam, we believe Ibrahim in Islam to be our father spiritually. Okay. militar abiko Ibrahim the way of your father Abraham, we believe in to be our father spiritually, also, from the fact that even if, like, you know, we have narrations of people whose kids pass away, hey, our child passes away. The Prophet son describes that Ibrahim in Islam, his soul is taking care of the souls of the children of the believers because he is our spiritual father. Okay.

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Our father Abraham Islam, when he Allah tells him in political bokhara I am going to make you a leader in Nigeria alone in Nigeria nikolina See, Mama, you are going to be a leader for humanity. It was Ibrahim Edison's response. He says all elementary he says What about my kids? What about my grandkids? Who are they want to also be assuming this responsibility of leadership? The idea is Ibrahima, Islams thought immediately was successive, or succession planning, how am I going to ensure that my next generations they also carry this responsibility that they're taking care of this is what is part and parcel of us as human beings. We're not just meant to be on earth to do whatever

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we want, and then we die. No, we're supposed to be here, take care of ourselves, taking care preparing for our eternal home, but leaving this home for those who come after us in the jungles of the halifa. Also, halifa means has a meaning of an ambassador, just like you said, as a leader, a ruler of the halifa is essentially representing a higher authority. Right? And that's what we are supposed to be As humans, we are supposed to be ambassadors of Allah, Allah on earth, we are supposed to represent him. So us as Muslims, our lives aren't just like a I'll just do whatever I want. And you know, this is my life is my time is my money.

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In fact,

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our actions,

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we are supposed to represent the goodness of Islam, the grace of Allah through our lives. Okay. That's all

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how we're supposed to carry ourselves at all times. You might think that, well, this is burdensome, why am I carrying this burden? Because that's how Allah told us. That's the role of the human in the direction of the Khalifa, are meant to be representatives of Allah on the earth. And not just, you know, like, someone who just, their entire purpose in life is just consumption and materialistic. Pleasure. No, for us. There is a bigger purpose to life. And that's what a lot tells us in the very beginning. That's who you're supposed to be. Don't forget, that's who you are. That's what makes you special as a human being as a Muslim.

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Allah subhanaw taala.

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Creates Adam, we'll come to that tomorrow, but let's see what the angels say first angels say attack geography harmonium Sufi, how will you speak with them? Will you please someone here on earth will cause corruption and will shed blood? Okay, so my question for you is and will end with this conclusion with this question, inshallah. How did the angels know that humans will shed blood and cause corruption? Okay, I want to see if we have an answer to that. And then with that, we will end inshallah, tada, what do you what do you guys think? You can unmute your mic and say what's on your mind? Yes. Who's this? Ah, any other any again? Yes. What's up?

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Maybe because he told them that they have free will. free will. Excellent. How old? Are you? 1010 Mashallah, good, man. I have an idea. Yes. Because before

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we were created, there was gin, I think in the earth, before humans there were. So they were correct. Like, they were, they weren't, they were corrupt. They would shed blood. And so the melodica were told, like they had to go and basically, I guess fight them. So I think that's where they got that mentality from.

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Angels basically used the jinn as, like, like a, like an example, as an example. Okay. So thank you, Martin.

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Thank you. That was a center right there, right.

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Yes, thank you.

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The microwave a little bit weird. So, yeah, it doesn't kick normally. It's okay.

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Yeah, speak normally.

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Yeah, we're actually not able to hear you properly. Do you want to just type your answer if you don't mind? Type the answer. Okay.

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No problem. Sometimes the mic doesn't work. It's okay. We have Zeynep saying because

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they see how God made humans. Okay. Very good. Because angels know how humans are made. And humans are species of need. Okay, so humans are species, species species of need. Okay, I like that. Okay.

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Any other answers before we conclude? Yeah, I have one. Yes. Me. Um, maybe like the angels. like humans were new creation. Right. So maybe the angels just like, um, because it was something new. They just assumed that, that, you know, they would shed blood and corrupt.

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The humans were a new type of creation. Is that right?

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Does that kind of summarize interesting? Yeah, that's correct. Okay, cool. So we'll talk about this in more detail tomorrow. But the interesting thing here is, is what I want you to take a think about this today.

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The angels when Allah said to them, Hey, I'm gonna do this. The angels are like, why? Right? Will you play someone on earth? Who will cause corruption? Do you notice that? How many of you know what is that? The angels? asked Allah. Why

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not pay a lot? Why would you do that? That doesn't make any sense. No, no. They're like, four legs lean towards why you're doing this.

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Do you see how the angels wanted to know the reason why I was doing something? And that's a lesson for us that in Islam, we're actually supposed to ask why are we doing this? What Why is this the case? Why is this halal? Why is this haram? It's fine to ask that we ask the question to understand that

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So that our understanding is deeper and stronger and our actions are more, you know, our devotion is, is firmer, not because we're trying to like, ask a question, to find a reason not to do something. Okay, so we'll talk about this tomorrow. This is a important point. We'll discuss this tomorrow. No, my Time's up. Does that not everybody? We're coming out tomorrow at 1230. Please be here. I'll send a message on the whatsapp group closer to the beginning of time. Also, an email closer to beginning time jello, and I hope to see you and then we'll get cracking with a lot of content. Starting tomorrow. Sounds good. Yeah, Monica, logical everyone, everyone and yeah, again,

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it's a daily daily meet, you know, kind of meeting so we'll see you tomorrow. shala not next week.

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Yes, Angela.

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Thank you very much. I'm ready. It was really nice to meet you all virtually hamdulillah. And really nice to get to know. Get to know you today. And hopefully getting to know you even more this week in sha Allah, and we'll get to learn something really cool together. charlo Thank you remember love.

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Sounds chronic alone. We have to

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learn to

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take care of people.

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