AbdelRahman Murphy – Heartwork – Surah Kahf #08

AbdelRahman Murphy
AI: Summary © The importance of following Islam and avoiding distraction is emphasized, as it is a natural evolution for most individuals. The use of language and language is also discussed as rewarding and a way to avoid negative consequences. The importance of evidence and giving charity is emphasized, as it is a natural evolution for most individuals. The use of words like "has been" and "retired" in English is also emphasized, as it is a way to describe emotions and actions. The transcript is not a conversation or exchange of information, only a brief statement from Speaker 1 about a personal experience.
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opening up on.com/eighteen And then you can scroll down to a number. We're gonna start today at 29 that way you can stick with or reading inshallah. Okay, already. How's everybody?

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guys gonna be cold this week? 100.

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Okay. So we are today in Sharla going to start the second, the second theme in the chapter, which talks about

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another group of people or two people specifically. So the first theme was about a group of individuals that went and sought refuge in a cave to protect their faith, from the persecution that they were experiencing religiously. The second group is a different, it's about social dynamics, but it's a little bit different. But in between them illustrata Allah gives us sort of like an intermission or reminder, in between the two stories. And we talked about last last week, last Monday, on the 2020s If so, if you will, you went to 29. But if you scroll to 28, the final reminder that Allah gives the proper kind of salsa is to there patiently. And he says that the patient would

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those people be patient and be with those people not be patient with in English, that means like you have to be patient, like, in spite of somebody but he's saying, what's fair enough. Second, Madalina be patient against yourself, like bury yourself patiently and be with those people who eliminate their own or bathroom bill audacity with those people who call upon God in the morning and in the night. And we know that in the Arabic language, when the two of the poles are used on a spectrum, like day and night, east and west, it also means everything in between. Okay, it's one of the idioms is one of the expressions in Arabic. So the Prophet SAW sent him here as being told and reminded to

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be with people who have the wealth of faith, that that is ultimately what will bring him strength and patience and contentment. And we did a little experiment. Last time we asked everybody, hey, where do you derive your patience from and everybody kind of talked about it individually and said, You know what, I just have to be patient, I have to dig deep, I have to breathe, I have to do my meditative exercises. But we rarely see other people as being a muse for our patients. Right. But if you think about it, when you spend time with other people who have those beautiful characteristics, you end up emulating them whether or not you realize it, you end up just copying those beautiful

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characteristics. So here, Allah Tala is instructing and teaching the messenger ISIS to set out to do that. And then he finishes by saying, Don't be distracted, and don't be diluted. Right? And don't be impressed by the riches and the wealth that people have. Don't let that be some sort of standard of being impressed by somebody. And we said last week, right? If somebody walks in, and we announced them as this is a multimillionaire everybody, for some reason will just be impressed by default. Okay, but then as I said, they're all time millionaire because they're like a drug glory right there.

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was like oh, right so it's interesting that the wealth itself careful not enough people aren't shocked right everyone's like

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No, that's wrong. That's bad. Okay. Cannot be a cartel not at all. Well

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there's something about wealth that carries like this impressive. It's glittery. I mean, the Prophet SAW sent him literally when he described it. He said in midheaven, Metacritic, little hobby room like it's sweet and it's green. Like when you see like a sweet green vegetation in the desert, it like it like charms you right? And subhanAllah in the context of especially what happened here locally in Dallas this week, where you had, you know, last week I talked about the legacy of Sheikh Mohammed Sharif, may Allah have mercy on him passing away suddenly at the age of 47 in Dubai. And then you have in Dallas last week, it seemed like every day there was an announcement of somebody

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losing their life. Right, you had a rather Rumi's, may Allah have mercy on him, who passed away, you had the amount of cautious daughter who passed away, she was 13 years old.

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You know, once the janazah I've never, I've never experienced something like that in my life.

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You know that janazah when you stand up to pray, the man explains or sports or theater off the first one you say tech via reads. If you don't know if that this was the fact that how the second one you do so a lot, the third one you may draw for the deceased. And the fourth one, you say

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when he was explaining making draw for the deceased, he said make dua for my daughter.

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I have never

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seen from a seed all the profits, awesome is holding is holding the children that are dying in his life. And they're passing away. I never thought I could see that moment until I saw this on Monday.

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And the irony, and just is that we leave those gatherings we go to burial.

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We reflect on that we leave and then it's life just moves on. And it's back to work. I can't be late for my 2pm

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meeting, I have a one on one with my supervisor. It's crazy. Like the human soul has no time to separate from money to like recover from like the really serious existential challenges we don't

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unless we create those boundaries.

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And Allah here is telling us that money is so powerful, it's such an intoxicant that if not dealt with very carefully, that it can absolutely dominate your entire worldview, to the point where what you respect is wealth, what you admire as wealth, what you yearn for as wealth, what causes you happiness and pain as well. And ultimately, it can become what you worship. That's essentially what the warning is saying. So here, Allah is warning, the Prophet SAW Salem in a guiding way, right, not warning him obviously in the way that we used that word, he's guiding him and teaching the prophet is also on them. But don't let wealth be a distract, those people are wealthy, but that's not any

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sort of merit, there's not there's not a qualification of goodness, be with those people who remember Allah all the time. Even if those people don't have the status of others in society, what they have is truly more valuable than anything else. Okay.

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And then he will restart to the number 29, who really really is part of a very powerful, so Allah Tada now in this intermission passage is gonna give us two different case studies, those people who reject God and reject faith and reject the, you know, the afterlife, and cetera, et cetera. And those people who submit and accept, we're not talking here about people who make mistakes, or don't make mistakes and sinful people now, because everybody here makes mistakes. Notice the distinction. Allah is talking about belief. Right? He's not saying that, Oh, those people who are perfect, who never miss a lot who do this and that no, that's never Allah never makes that distinction. For

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heaven and hellfire. The only distinction that God makes for heaven and hellfire is those who reject and those who believe. All right, so the first group, and he's addressing now the Prophet SAW Selim, he says, what didn't happen and Ron Biko, he says, say this time the Prophet saw someone that the truth is from your Lord. And this is an interesting sort of paradigm shift. Because when we argue with somebody, what do we ultimately want to do?

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We want to be right, very good, right? When you argue with somebody you want to win, and it gets to the point where sometimes you even like, manipulate the information that you're using in the argument you kind of like hide things if they have a good point. You like it, you ignore it. But you know, what's interesting is that when you are arguing not on behalf of yourself, but on behalf of like a third party, this is why when two people have a dispute, what do they do they call in what an arbitrator because the arbitrator is not clouded by the emotion of wanting to win anything. Right? Unless they're being paid, then that's bad.

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They don't want to win anything. An arbitrator is supposed to be an independent third party, the judge the jury, all these people are supposed to be right. independent third party, when you argue on behalf of somebody else, as being the truth not for you, then all of a sudden, all the ego, the inflamed ego, is totally extinguished. So Allah is telling the prophets also that when you engage with people who disagree with you, don't make it a barrage versus Muhammad thing. I usually don't make it a me versus you, you're wrong. I'm right. That's not the mechanism that Allah is telling Allah saying, when you want to engage with people about this message, it's not about you're wrong,

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I'm right. It's about this is the message from God. This is God's message, right? And it's irrelevant who you are and who I am. And this whole equation, because honestly, I don't know how I'm gonna die and you don't know how you're gonna die. I might be arguing with somebody and I might die or the biller on disbelief and that person might come to believe by the end of their life. So it's not about following me or not following you. It's about following Allah. Right. And this is a like Allah setting the stage very clearly here. So say that the truth is from your feminine shot after the woman, whoever wants to believe, go ahead. Woman shot I forget, for whoever doesn't want to

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believe and go ahead.

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One of the frequent critiques that you'll hear and maybe even you have, and that's okay, right. It's normal for people to explore fate. One of the frequent critiques if you haven't heard this, why does Islam or religion tell people to do this? You guys have heard this before? Because I felt this before. I remember when hot Cheetos became haram for like, 18 months. This is a big deal for everybody. Why does Islam take away everything? Right? Okay, that was the straw wasn't anything that was a hot Cheeto. And then hamdulillah some Muslim chemists team and they made it with me, okay.

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overall was like, okay,

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there is a frequently used sort of, like, rhetorical piece, that religion or faith or it's if it's too restrictive, right? Doesn't let me do what I want, doesn't let me do anything. This versus kind of just saying the opposite, that Allah is saying, look, at the end of the day, you have the freedom to choose, and to do what you want. This is from the mercies and the paradox of divine decree is that Allah knows what you're going to do, but he gave you the choice, you're allowed to do what you want to do. And it's not as though Allah is controlling every single person with his mushiya right with his Iran, like he's not making us prefetcher every day, you know, you're just sleeping holes in

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your body just stands up, you walk into the bathroom, it's not like that. We're not like being puppeted around. You have freewill. You can decide to pray or not, you can decide to fast or not, you can decide all these things are up to you. And Allah is totally okay with this, like he's giving it to you. But he is saying one thing. And this is the part that of any person who wants to posit that religion is too controlling or religion does this, you read this verse, Allah is only saying one thing, he's not saying, you have to do this. He's saying, Look, you have the choice, I'm going to shut up and human woman shut off and therefore you're allowed to believe or disbelieve, but what

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he is saying is you cannot get away in life with doing something and not realize that every action has a reaction.

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Like everything has a consequence. Okay? If I do something, there's going to be a result every state has a reality, right? If I go grocery shopping and I'm standing in the checkout line I have to pay if I walk out without paying I'm gonna get arrested right? I'm gonna be there's gonna be a problem. If I run red lights I'm gonna get in trouble I'll get into an accident I'll get pulled over I can't just simply say that I want to do something and then ignore the fact that there are protocol there are consequences right? So better for us and then if I do things the right way, if I abide by the systems that I engaged with that I think are good, then I will be the recipient of those fruits

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right? So Allah is saying Look everybody in this room you have a choice and this is by the way a lot of people

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you know my dad is a convert anyone here like you're you a convert yourself or you know, a family like members of Congress. Everyone thinks I'm a convert if you think my convert as long as you're listening to me, I'm sorry to burst your bubble. My dad's a convert. He doesn't even have credit. Right? I'm like, What's your congress story? I was like I was born

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I actually went to a talk one time in England and they set up

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Murphy how I can't just stop

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and I was like born right later on theory

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There's oftentimes this this mystique around people who are wanting to other faith traditions or non truth, not a tradition, and they accept the snub people like my father people.

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Let the people raise their hand. And there is a lot of power behind a person that is guided and explores and decides and commits to Islam on their own with no with no familial effort, no familiar, you know, influence. That's incredible. Like I, my dad's story is that he heard the event in Egypt because he was working as an engineer, and he was building a cellular infrastructure in Cairo. And he heard the headline, and he thought it was a fire alarm.

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And he went downstairs to pray, or I'm gonna go upstairs to leave the hotel, and he saw everybody heading to the masala hotel. And he was like, what's going on? And they were like, This is prayer. My dad's from Springfield, Illinois, has very little exposure to Muslims, if any, just theoretical, right? Like, you know, we see those like, those like tribes that have never been contacted by outside communities before. That's kind of like what people in Springfield think of Muslims try. And so this is his first exposure. And I remember he told me one of the things he said to me, when I was asking him about that moment for him, and what was it like, you know, being with this guy from

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Springfield, Illinois, engineer in Egypt, right. And he said, I've never been more convinced of something because I've never seen anybody wake up and go to pray in the middle of the night.

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He's like that, to me was just so astounding, that people get up out of their bed and go pray. Right? So you can imagine the hope, the pressure, I've lived my life with federal prayer in particular.

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I understand there is like

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to tell, so everybody has their own story. But what's interesting is that we don't oftentimes appreciate, right, the fact that everybody regardless how you started, your life has to choose Email,

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you have to choose it. And everyone's moment of choice is different. For some people, it's earlier for some people, it's later for a lot of people, it's when they step into financial independence. So when it when it when a Muslim person who's born into Assam, and they go through their entire, you know, elementary school, middle school, high school, and then they go to college, and then they're able to finally get some quote unquote, freedom right? After living a double life, I see a lot of people smiling. Right?

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It's really, really bad. By the way, the quality of lying that young Muslims have to develop is definitely borderline like clinical. Seriously, it's insane. Like, this is like watching Bourne Identity, except just like prom. Like a Muslim person trying to go to the to like a dance or on a date with somebody is like, I see we were laughing. You're getting all of your guilty, right. Okay. I don't know how to do that. Or I

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don't know how it's like, well, that's wrong. Yeah. All right. So that the that moment, then you have to step in and choose like that I actually want to believe in this. I remember, I remember the first time that I actually had to decide, like, willingly that this is for me. And it was in college. And it was because Why didn't have my mom or dad there to tell me like pray. Right? I had to decide that for myself. And I could have easily gotten away with not praying and just like whatever. And I distinctly remember that moment, like it was something that was like a milestone on my mind that this is when I decided that I am a Muslim because of me, for a lot of people when they

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move out for the first time. Okay, so Allah here is saying that if you believe, if you want to believe, if you don't want to, then you don't have to believe okay? So number one is you have to subdue the ego. It's not about you or me being right, it's about Allah. Number two, is that you have the choice to decide. Right, and that choice again has consequences and it has rewards for better or for worse, whatever you decide to do, for better or for worse. Now, for the person who decides to follow the straight path. It's like when you go hiking and you follow the path for the person that decides to diverge off of that, then it would be like being on that same hike but deciding to go on

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your own and not follow the path that was set up for you the paved the way you could figure out a way to get to the top of that mountain and but you're gonna have to deal with all the scratches and all the danger that comes with that. That's just the reality. Right? So we believe that the Islamic path is the one that is the most safe is the one that has been designed to keep us intact spiritually, physically, mentally, etc. Okay. Now, for those people who decide not to believe those people who decide to disbelieve Allah to Allah lays out the punishments and he says, that we have prepared for the wrongdoers of Fire whose walls will completely surround them. And when they cry for

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any help, they will be aided with water that is hot like molten metal like lava, which will burn their faces What a horrible drink Allah says and what a terrible place to call your resting place. What a terrible place to rest. So the description is very, very dark. You guys ever read a description of hellfire in the Quran? You're like, wow,

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this is by

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A design that is supposed to ignite within the person a sense of concern. Now remember what we said the Hellfire that Allah is threatening with is not for the person that is scared of hellfire. Does that make sense? So anyone in here if you hear that and you're like, Wow, that sounds horrible. I don't want to go there. Well good news like that feeling is a proof that in sha Allah you won't May Allah give us complete passes from hellfire. Right, so any sort of anxiety or distaste about hellfire and he sort of like I don't want to go there is a good sign.

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These verses are meant to be a very serious warning for those people that are like Oh, really, that you think that exists? That's these verses are meant to awaken the heart of that person that say yeah, if you think that this is like a joke, but this is just mockery. This is something that's you know, you know, that Allah says you'll find out like it's unfortunate but everyone will find out right everyone in this world is going to go to sleep permanently and then they'll wake up when the trumpet is blown and everyone's gonna find out May Allah Tala keep us on the good side. Right? So this is the threat that Allah Allah give but notice in the Quran, Allah never gets a throne without

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giving the reward ever. In the passage you'll always find *'s mentioned heavens always followed up so that a lots on it says in the Lilina Avenue, why middle Saudi had those people who believe and do good deeds, remember Allah said it's a choice, those people who chose you chose to believe, and you tried your best to do good deeds, that Allah says what? In land dear agile Rahman, Hassan Allah, Allah will never, ever, ever let your good deeds go to waste. Your good deeds will never ever not be valid. Right? You don't have to worry about it being accepted or not. As long as you try it. It's interesting, I always find this so powerful. Allah subhanaw taala never talks about the quantity of

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deeds. Just realize that when you go Quran, when Allah mentions good deeds, he doesn't mention that you have to hit a certain number. It's not about that. He never says that you have to reach 1000 Or a million. All he talks about is good deeds. If you believe and you're sincere, that's it. And guess what, you can sincerely make mistakes. It's possible. You guys ever tried really hard to do good and not been able to do it? Like you I'm gonna wake up offender and you just miss it. I'm gonna give charity and you just forget or you don't, it happens. The beauty of our religion is that Allah from his mercy, rewards, even the good intention. So a person wants to do good, your intention is so

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powerful, Allah gives you the reward. Now if you're able to do it, Allah gives you even more reward. But then from his mercy, if you intend to do bad, Allah does not give you the consequence or the sin until what until that act is fulfilled. So if you intend to do bad, and your friend or your family, whoever yourself, you stop yourself or somehow you are stopped from from the gifts is that Allah does not make it an equal equation on both sides. Intention only rewards it does not ever drag a person to the hellfire. So the actions that you do, right, the actions that you do are the pillars that your belief stands on. Now, what happens if a person says I believe I really do, but they don't

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do anything? What do you guys think?

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Persons I believe I really believe but they don't do any of these.

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Okay, so there is a inherent reward of at least like submitting and thinking it good. What else? What happens? Yeah.

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That's good. So we have a theory of include, in the Quran, Allah mentions believing and doing good deeds, right? There are times or mentions this believing the art department is doing good, but yeah, overwhelmingly dimensioned together. So what do you think happens? You didn't answer the question

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you gave me like, you're like, well,

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like, kind of

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What happens then? Like, what have I told you? I really believe, like, I really do. I just don't do anything. The question is why? Ah, there we go.

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The question is, why not? Right, isn't it? Like, why not? Why don't you do it? Okay, so I really believe but I just don't pray. The next question is you have to add why? Because if you inspect if you try to like interrogate yourself a little bit, you will find out something very interesting. Why is it that I don't pray? Is it laziness? How many of us struggle with a lot because of laziness?

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Okay, how about we'll do be honest.

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Okay, yeah, that's one, right. There's a lot of reasons. Now how many not in this room, don't raise your hand. How many people don't

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pray because they believe that prayer is not necessary. That's another question. Right? So it's interesting to find a lot of that the faith of a person depends not only on the statement that they say, but it also depends on what's in here. Right. So what the scholars say about this is very important is that if your submission is intellectual, you say, I submit, I submit to a lot, I know that I have to pray. I know I have to fast. I know that I can't do this. I know that alcohol, I know that. I know that I have to work a job. I know these things. Okay, but I struggle. That's an entirely different person than the one who says, I don't really think you have to.

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Even though the effect is still what if you look at the first thing, the outside what do you see? No difference? The one person who says prayer

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Do you really need to is 2020 to

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write like prayer, you know, they have more time back then now doing this and that the one who know a prayer is, versus the one who says, I know, I know, I know. And that really exists, that really exists that regret that remorse. I'm sure many of us, our selves, at some degree in our religion are practitioners of this feeling. I know I should do this, and I'm just not there yet. I want to be there. And I respect those people who are doing it. I really do when I see somebody, and they're doing this good deed, I wish I was with them. Right? You know what's interesting, there are people that would come to the prophets. And the prophets only get these amazing Hadith like you would be

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like, for the person who does this is Jana, for the one who does this agenda for the one is the only one Sahabi they'll go prophesize and be like, I don't do any of that.

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I can't,

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I want to but I struggle. And those are the Hadith are the ones that cause your eyes well with tears.

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Right? The when you came to the hospital, I don't pray very much. I don't do anything.

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And this is what I love you so much. I

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promise I love you.

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The prophets also smiles and says on the Day of Judgment, you're going to be with me.

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Who doesn't want to be with the prophets on the Day of Judgment. It's like being at a crowded event and you're with VIP people like where's your badge, you just want it the man that you're with the woman right, you're pointed out here, you're gonna run a bad match in the front. So southern taking you by the hand into paradise. After the after missing this and that your whole life, he just says there's a beautiful poem that, you know, that's recited in a lot of the different gatherings. And one of the lines in the poem is if they say your School of Law couldn't be any, like on that day, just take me by the hand. Cuz I don't know where I'm going. But I lived my whole life bouncing off

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walls left and right, making mistakes up and down. Oh, yes, well, on that date, I'm gonna close my eyes. I'm just gonna hold my hand up, please just take my hand and guide me. Right? So that belief is so powerful. But what we learned from the Quran from the hadith is this.

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The belief that a person has is the precious jewel right? That they have. And the actions are the things that protect it. And a person who has that belief, but is unable to translate that into actions. They can sustain that for a little while.

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But it's not a long term solution. It's not a lifestyle that can be lived long term. Why? Because the actions become the language of what's in the heart. Right? It's like me telling my wife I love you, but I'm not gonna do anything you ask.

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Me I do I swear I do. We're married. Thank you this now come on.

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Right What would you say? Like maybe he's having a bad day? Give him a break. Right? Maybe they're gonna bad weeks, six months, two years, right?

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I'm gonna make a lot of that there was that joke, right? My wife was asked me every day to do something she doesn't have to keep asking. I'll get to it in six months, right?

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Anyway, suppose the American alright. So, the point being is that that statement has to be what supported, there has to be evidence, there has to be evidence. So the actions that we do become, they become the evidence for the statement that we make, the actions that we do become the proof, they become the to see this is why by the way, the word Sabha comes from the word sin. Charity comes from the word which means truthfulness. Because why charity shows that you mean it. When you give charity to something, why do you give charity to everything? Do you give charity to every cause? What charity do you give charity to causes that you have that you support that you believe it? Do

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you see something right there's a charity you guys ever been like? You've seen like, Oh, can you please donate to like the like the I don't know. I don't know if anybody here

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can you please tell me

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into like roots.

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Right? Right. But then you go into like, can you please donate to like the happy kitten Society of like Wyoming? Like, we need to keep getting happy? You're like, Absolutely. Here's $1,000. Meanwhile, roots is like, you know, anyway, so you give what you believe in. So that's built into the Arabic language. You give some of that it makes us do, of what of the statement that your heart makes. And truly what it makes you makes testimony for you with a lot. That's why the Prophet saw someone said, what a Sunday October

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Sonata is the proof. Because you only get to that what you love. And if Allah tells you give, and you're like, Yeah, Allah I'm giving. Think about it. We just gave to the cats, right? We just gives the cats

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we use the gas expensive, right? We did the old hater. We use the cats every year. You guys think about that? Like, it's part of you. You just give it no one checks it out. Anyone here gone to like, Hey, can you take a picture of the animal? That was? for me? I just want to make sure. Can you make sure that those kids got that food? I need to you know, count the rights. Let me make sure that they had no one does that you give someone you say this? You say this? Will you write the check? I then people can do really shady things with me with charity. Like, here's my routing and account number. And I'm like, what

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do I get here? And they put it on a table. They're like, Here you go. I'm like, because some of that is like that people want to prove it to Allah. Right? We want to tell them a whole lot. I mean it right. So every belief that we hold about a lot of the action has to substantiate that. We can go through times where we're just kind of floating for a while. And we're trying to we're not our actions aren't substantiating, but it's not a long term solution. After a while, the belief will start to be chipped away at. And eventually some bad things will happen. And that's the story of what happens next. So Allah Tada says, for those people who want to believe and do good deeds, they

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never have to worry about their deeds being wasted. Okay? Your imperfections will always be there. Just because you didn't do something perfectly doesn't mean you give it up. I always tell people this, it kind of shocks them. Just because you don't pray five times a day doesn't mean you pray zero times a day. Do one. It's not look one is not five. Okay, um, this isn't one of those tick tock videos where they show you that point nine nine is one, okay?

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Only 10 People are on the same algorithm as he apparently

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is. This isn't what I'm not gonna say one is fine, but one is better than zero. Is it not? Two is better than one, is it not? So your imperfections are part of what makes you human, but Allah, and by the way, nobody's going to show them the day of judgment with 100% the prophets all sudden after it even he said about himself, we don't say about him, but he said himself, that no one's entering gender based on their deeds. No one's gonna show up me like, there you go check it out. I'm sure you'll see that everything is fine. And his daughter said, right, even you and he said, even me. And his wife said even he wasn't even me. He told his daughter father, but there's one person

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Subhanallah man reading Hadith of the Prophet son was daughter.

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After you have a daughter is like getting plugged into the matrix. And I told him like the statements he says to her, no, I'm like, this is incredible. What a father. He's sitting with his daughter, and they're talking about paradise. And he says to her, and this must have been so painful. He says, Fatima. I can't even take you with me.

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Like you like, what is he saying? Out of everyone in the world? If there was one person that I had a choice, everyone else there is about, you know, that it was me.

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It was like no, daddy's girl and what do you do for breakfast? She had well, the breakfast looked like Nutella waffles. But it was just Nutella. Because she used the waffle like a spoon.

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Okay, I noticed that because every waffle and you tell it was eating what she was looking at. Okay, a lot of kids do that. She doesn't have fresh frozen ketchup too. As if that wasn't enough, she had chocolate milk on the side. Okay, And subhanAllah and I just sit there and laugh right? away. I can't even take you with me. You know what I mean? So the prophets will someone is sitting there and he's telling teaching all of us, not a single person is going to be able to just show up in the day of judgment and say I'm good.

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You know what covers that gap? You're gonna have a gap. Okay, and you might even know what your gap is. As you get older by the week, you might become more aware of what your gap is.

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You know what covers that gap of Mercy

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that's why you say Oh, Latin mercy on me. Because when I show a lot and my gap, like I can't jump measure, you're trying to cross a river and there's no stone so I can't jump. I can't make it. Allah's Mercy is the one that's going to guide you across that bridge. Right? That's what we say, well, it's had mercy on us. No one says Oh, Allah just be fairly

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no one's oh, I'll just be fairly. Oh, it says that right. Whoever says that

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Run away. I want to be around you're judged fairly Okay, I want to see that I don't want to be judged fairly at all right? Well, don't be fair with me right? Be really unfair with me but in the way that I need it. Right? I want you to be so merciful with me that I'm not going to genetically like you. Here I am. Right.

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What do you Allah's first of all, what do you say? Like, you know, I made it, I made it you know, so Padovan that that's the thing we need Allah's mercy so much, it's more valuable than the oxygen that we breathe. It really is right? So this is the Divine Law says For those people, they're gonna have Buddha economical Gen natrasan intends to even talk to you more than how those people are going to have. What's the description we see agenda a lot who can say it?

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When you read the flat Gardens underneath which rivers flow? Let's be honest, that goes HBase

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How many of you are like yes, this is what I really want.

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In general, like garden

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flow. I'm not making light of it. But there's a point here that the university make this point. It's very powerful. First of all, they say

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you can't limit it to the language because it doesn't make sense in English. Okay, it doesn't carry the power in English. You know what this is? If you say English like okay, you're gonna get a garden. Everyone here is picturing like their mid garden in their kitchen.

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And underneath a river which flows and you're picturing like some like stream and plant.

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Allah is describing the most beautiful, lush, colorful, fragrant

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piece of land you can ever imagine with Jana. you've ever seen that garden? That just blows your mind?

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You're just like, I can't believe the colors. I can't believe the smells. I can't. If there's an orchard with fruits you like, you smell sweet. I remember I was in Spain, I was walking by the orange trees. And the whole street smelled like an orange. And I was like, this is dunya what is gender going to be like? I remember being you know, have you guys ever smelled a box any mango before?

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What on earth?

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How you can't you don't even eat. It's like six feet away. Or like,

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everyone fast like that.

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is So smells so fragrant. Now you compare that to Jenna, we're like nothing can come close. On Wednesday, you're gonna go through that trauma. Nothing can come close. It's gonna be so far it's gonna be so far. The relativity is not even you can't understand it, that when we're in general, we're gonna have a bite of something in Sharla.

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And you guess what, you don't even have to reach for it when you want it. The tree is just gonna drop the link to your mouth.

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And you're gonna be sitting there

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and you're Lovesac

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and it's just gonna bring the fruit

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and you're gonna take a bite. And you're you're gonna say that he tells us

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that's so good.

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We had something like that back with it. Like in the earth. We had something like that. And then I want some more and you take a bite and it says the next bite is even sweeter.

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And he's like a third bite. It's even sweeter. And this is a fruit that every bite you take every morsel is more delicious. Right? You guys know how that in the dunya is the opposite.

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The first bite is oh my god, did you have a couple of weeks more? You're like, alright, tapering off. And then by the end of it, you're like, give us give us a giveaway for me, right? The biscuits at Red Lobster.

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Number one is delicious. But this is number 10 You're like who am I? What am I doing right? I'm turning into a biscuit So

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okay, so Allah is describing this now again the reason why I did that is because when you read that translation you're like, Okay, right. But there's two things a scholarship number one is you don't understand what is being mentioned here. And if you look at all the property in the world that's super valuable What do you find the property in the world that's the most valuable is property that is surrounded by greenery and water. Right sorry Oklahoma like nobody is rushing to Oklahoma right now. Okay. Your degree the places that people want to live Okay. People want to go visit vacation as what beaches mountains you know Pacific Northwest. They want to go up to Maine they want to do that

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why? Because people want to see Grigory people want to see water? People want to be around that that climate. Right. And the prices the home prices prove it? Everyone was really what would it be like to live here? What did you say there? Well, I won't have no one has that question when you're driving through? You know, Denton, no one has that question.

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Why? Because there's not a lot of greenery and water. So even the dunya by the way, we have proof for our valuable business. That's the point I'm trying to make sorry.

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The second thing is this to the desert era, to whom the Quran is being revealed to all right being real to everyone.

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But live like at that moment who's the people the prophets

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to the desert era? What do they want more than anything?

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water and

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vegetation. Right? They want it they want money. Because why if they had water and vegetation, remember people, we live in a different economic system, okay. We live to work they worked to live. Okay, they work to live in some people work to live today, there's a shawarma shop that I went to in the city, I forgot which one it is like Madison, or some really like, did you know to some city, I forget where exactly. And the brother he makes so much money during the during like six months of the year that he shuts down his restaurant for six months. And I was like, Why do you do that you can make so much more money. He's like, I don't want to do like, you don't want to be what he's

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like, I don't want any more money. They're like, what's wrong with you? He's like, I would rather go and visit my family. My mother lives overseas, my cousin's this and that. So I make my money when I shut down, right? And it was like baffling to me. And he's like, No, that's called what that's called working to live life, you just work as much as you need to. And that's it. A lot of us have been conditioned to live to work, which is the opposite, which is every day of your life, your success, your value, how you feel about yourself might be contingent upon if you work, and if you're getting making this much money and this and that, when in reality, we have come to love more than

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enough to sustain our basic needs. Okay, so the arrows back in the time department. They didn't have this lift to work mentality, they had a work to lift mentality, which is what if they had enough money, they will just stop. So what they're hearing from a Quran is not that you're just going to get water and vegetation. They're hearing gender as a place of what

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relaxation journals retire.

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Because if you have water and vegetation, you have to buy groceries. Because why you grow it. You have to buy water, do you have to pay money to go to wells and global bucket now, if you have water, vegetation you have what ultimate peace is retirement. That's the closest thing that I can think of when I was doing what I was reading last year. That was the closest thing I could think of when I was trying to compare what the professor was describing, which is like retirement, many of us are like when I retire early retirement, isn't that right? So a lot when he describes gender, it's like eternal retirement, that you get whatever you want. For those people. It was the water and the

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greenery and the vegetation for you and me, it might be something else and Allah Allah describes it. He said, What fiaz and hold on a minute. monsoons are similar cyberlock They're gonna be wearing garments, so they're gonna be wearing nice garments made from silk and sewn up as translate as Brocard. It's another kind of fabric, I don't know, right? You can tell this clearly. We're all going to find on China together. Okay, what that is exactly, but it's some sort of elaborate silk is some sort of elaborate thing, okay? And Allah Allah says that what they're going to have feed having Assad would have indicated that they're going to be wearing bracelets and reviewing jewelry of gold

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that Allah has given all these beautiful luxuries, that at the time of the Arabs was like, this, is it? I've made it? I can't, you're telling me that I have water? I have a garden. I'm wearing golden silk. What do I need? What do I need? It's like if I told you that you're gonna have a million dollar mansion, on the beach in Southern California, with everything you need, right? And you're what else do I need? Okay, now, remember that when you read these types of iron ore Quran, this is where I was struggling Jana, literally, they are true, that will be there. But on top of that gender is a place where you get whatever you want. This is the lesson that I'm teaching literally my

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children. Because their big question is, can I have this agenda? And the answer is yes. There is no no in Java. Okay. You can get whatever you want. It's a place where the laws of physics are suspended, the laws of the material world are suspended. There is no no in paradise, right? So if you don't want guardians of silk and Brocard, and you just want Lululemon, like that's also going to be there for you. If you just want if you don't want like rivers of milk and honey and wine that doesn't intoxicate which again, is there Allah is giving to everybody. But if you just want like,

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by extending mangoes that will also be there for you. Right? It's important to understand that Jannah is not some sort of limited space. It's truly unlimited. Okay, it's truly unlimited.

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And that's why when Allah Allah talks about those who believe he says, this little bit of work that you did, you're going to get this unlimited reward. And when Allah puts it that way, the investment potential the ROI right when he was talking about finite versus Infinite is not even calculable. May Allah Tala he was done. Allow us to

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Vida AMI, okay, so this is from item number 31. Okay, let's continue now.

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Allah Allah here

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continues now with the second story and he says what would have blood on methylene Raju Laney Johanna Halima Jenna team that Allah Allah says, Tell them. And this is a word in Arabic where I would love. It literally means to strike something, it actually means to hit something. Right? You were Arab. You grew up your parents and

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right don't

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don't don't take them to jail. Okay, so let me say something and it makes a noise. Okay. Why is it like using this when he's talking about a story or an example? Because you might know we talked about this email? No, he says that the word dumb.

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It can be used metaphorically or figuratively to mean what?

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We use it now. When something. When When, when food is really good when we say that hits right. Now, no one's gonna be like, oh, yeah, like, you know, subhanAllah think about how crazy that language is. Literally, it's like a direct translation. I've also heard it slaps okay? Again, I don't use these things. But it hits or it slaps okay. Or if you if you read a book, or if you watch something, and it was really emotional say what that is different. Okay, literally tafsir I mean, that, wasn't it, let them hit them with. So like, you know, previous generations before there's just slang is like, what does that mean? Now? We're like, oh, we get it. I see. I wonder. Like, yeah, it's okay.

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Right? Allah is hitting them with something new now. Right? It literally translates on the left. Wow. You know, he was like, that was easy, okay? Because he had his whole explanation, but it

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wasn't enough. That gives them the example he talked about. It's also now give them a story number to remember it was a cry for challenging. Give them the example of the two men, the two men, one of them was given to gardens. Okay, two guys. One of them was given to gardens, okay. The gardens were filled with what are now grapes. And they were filled with palm trees and everything else that you can imagine in between every kind of crop Allah basically saying these gardens, these two gardens were the best gardens that any person can ever imagine. Okay, any single person can imagine.

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Now, the references on this idol, you look at the seer, even though Allah says to men, the different will fustian from the Sahaba where they are when it was being revealed. They said that according to the Prophet SAW Sanlam, these men were actually brothers, or they were really close relatives like cousins, sometimes you know, someone's really close. They're your cousin. You might someone might refer them as like a brother, like my daughter. She calls her little cousin who's just born her sister. It just says my little sister are like, okay, okay, because why? Because they're so close. So the tafsir says that there were two brothers, and these two brothers were left in inheritance.

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And the inheritance was split equally. So they both got the Tafseer says 9000 $9,000 Okay, and each of them got 4500. Okay, now, every opportunity that was given for this for one of the brothers to buy something, he bought it. So he was spent 1000 denim here, 1000 denim there, he would basically spend his money on materials, he would buy property, he would buy clothes, he would pay for service. This is how he lived his life. The other brother, when he saw his first brother buying all these things, he took that as an example and used to make dua to Allah. He says, Oh Allah, I see my brother buying Earth from the earth here. But Allah I want the earth in Jannah.

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And so you said, Oh, Allah, I'm going to give $1,000 home not to buy some property here. But all I'm going to give it to the football team. Because all I want some property in the next slide.

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And then when his brother bought a servant for 1000, demonym, right, hey, the servant contract 1000 Don't Let Me or My servant now.

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The guys that Gala, I really don't want to serve in here. But in the next life,

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I would rather be surrounded in Jannah by by being served whenever I want it. So I give it away. Right? And this happened four times with different things that the first brother bought. And then what happened is after the first brother bought all these things, interestingly enough, Allah made it prosperous for him. So he wasn't as charitable as the first guy. Now, wouldn't you think for a moment, okay, if you were to do this logically, who do you think Allah would have given all this prosperity to

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the person who was charitable or the one who was stingy? The terrible luck we're thinking what do good deeds and get good things? It's a simple equation, right? The guy is giving all his money away to charity, but his brother who's not getting away at

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dime is getting all of the garden, the lush, the fruit all that. Okay, lesson number one.

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If you're looking for transaction, this dunya, you're gonna be disappointed.

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And this is why because Allah is testing our sincerity. It's easy to say I'm doing a good deed and look around the corner to see what the reward is. It's not really a big deep bet. Because why it's just a transaction. It's like when Musa God, you know, people tell me actually one of my friends is like, you know, he's gonna listen to these in 20 years and he you throw in a walk up and be like, Man, what do you see chocolate a lot, right?

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Just don't talk to him later. Okay?

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It's like when a child that's good a child, you know, the more I learned about this, okay? It's like when a child does something good and then immediately after when they tell you they like I clean my room. Oh, that's not good job. And like, as you're saying, Good job that I kind of I toyed

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with minute that was a very sincere like, this doesn't feel as good anymore. You know? Like, Hey, I was nice to eemaan like, nice job. Good job. He's like, can I go? Okay, relax, man. Let the sincerity breathe for a second. For crashing with your greediness right? Again, we laugh because he's fine. But how many of us that lives inside of us.

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All I prayed. Where's my where's my god? Why did he answered? All I get something? Right? Oh, man. I mean, one i. It's comical. It's comical. And from the wisdom SubhanAllah. Make dua that I finished this book. I'm translating content on this book. There's from the wisdom of why Allah test people from the wisdom. There's a whole book 17 reasons why I love to speak on writing to translate to be called why the bad things happen. He says there's 17 Good things that come from bad things. And from the wisdoms one of them is because you get to see if you mean it or not. It's easy to say that I mean it Allah when times are great. But this guy is getting all his money away. And the only way

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that he knows that he's sincere is if what is if none of that money comes back to him. Because it He sees everything come back to him and what happens? He's like, wait a minute, Jenna sounds good. But like, I keep getting, you know, rewarded for this. So he's sincere, he gives it away, you write the check doesn't check anything just right. So then he goes to his brother, Allah gave, and this is a life lesson. By the way, you're gonna see people that don't do good. And they get what you want.

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You're gonna see that, well, I had to do this. And I was patient, and I did this, but that person got everything that I want.

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That's part of the design.

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That's how it works. You know what you got backwards. It didn't get sincerity of status, satisfactory sincerity.

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If the person who cheated the system and reached the level that you are aspiring to reach, got what you were looking at, they don't know they don't have that secret moment between you and Allah, where you say, oh, Allah, I wanted that thing more than anything. I wanted that job. I wanted that person I wanted that more than anything a lot. But by not doing it the wrong way. I proved to myself Allah, I wanted you more.

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I wanted you more than I wanted that job.

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I wanted you more than I wanted to ruin my heart. So Allah I stayed away from the things that you told me to stay away from, even though I had every chance. Right? So you're not losing, you're actually gaining. Right? Some people play checkers. You're playing chess. You're thinking about the long game. Okay. So the man goes to his brother. Second lessons, Paola. And he's, he's come on hard times. Now. He needs a little bit of help. And he goes in he asked his brother for some for some help. So can you know can I have some food? I give all my money away in charity. Again, don't don't get too caught up on this specific example just wrote me. Okay. This year says you want to ask your

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brother for a What? What do you think his brother would do? What would you do? If you had two gardens full of fruit and someone can ask for food? What would you do?

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What would you give him some? Of course, you literally what you would just point out and take all you want. Number one, it's all here. Number two is gonna grow back. Eat whatever you want. There's grades. There's fruit, there's apples. There's this that bananas you wherever you want it. Enjoy filling yourself up. But you know, the brother says

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this here says this man, this is so painful. It's so painful, because finally I hope that none of us have this. Now that's not to protect us. He looks at his brother

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and he says, Man,

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what happened to your money?

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What happened to your money?

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So the touch here says

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good stuff. He told his story. So like, I gave it all away. And he says, oh, indica lemon and most of you have been in the habit. If I give you so many are gonna relate to that.

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You're asking me for Well, I'm gonna give you some, but guess what, you're probably gonna give that away too, because you're dumb. You don't invest. You don't hustle, wake up at 3am and meditate, let me write your shot. Okay?

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Instead of praising the good deed, and saying, what a pious person, you aren't yet here, take whatever you need. He says, you know why you're poor? You know, I'm rich, because you're stupid, and I'm not. So no, no money for you.

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He says a sin. And that's from the Tafseer. But the idea that mentions it is item number 34. Right? And we're not going to skip ahead, okay. But he says, I number 33, eat garden yield and always produce never falling short. And we cause the river to flow between them, Allah says, and he had other resources as well. So he boasted his poor companion of his while they were talking, and he said, I am greater than you in wealth and in manpower.

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And he tells this guy that you're the reason why you're poor. You should have done better. Okay. Now, there's a couple of lessons here that I think are just you know, not easy but he gives these lessons are profound number one, is that why is Allah talk about the produce and the river and he says that we gave it to him. When he mentioned the garden, he doesn't say that the garden grew. He says, We caused it to grow. Allah says that, why do you think?

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What's the difference? If Allah didn't say we caused the garden to grow and just said the man had two gardens that were very prosperous they did well? Why did Allah say we gave him two gardens we caused them to grow we put the river again.

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Okay, number one is because obviously, that however, who was at 11 Now he's one of our control where he can take it away. Yeah. The irony of that man's claim,

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keep claiming that greatness.

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Yeah, the irony of the claim is that the man says, this is because I'm smart. I got the inheritance. I invested it. I wish because of this, and Allah is saying, really? You cause the water to fall from the sky? You did that? Look at us in Dallas right now. My WhatsApp groups are blowing up when it gets cloudy outside.

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You see, I'm joking. I will literally pull up a video of my friend being like it's raining and everyone just starts typing a lot like we're in all caps. 17 people

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you think you control the rain?

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You think you control the rain? 2022 America can do anything. Technologically advanced you can't solve the drought in Texas

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right Allah has very interesting ways of humbling us literally right you can get in your car and have autopilot have it drive you wherever you want. But you can't have a drop of water come from the sky to make the earth soft again.

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And your houses start crumbling people standing there with hoses watering cement because now that you have to water your what you do one year ago I'll text Texans hear you got to water your foundation. Why? Because if you don't your foundation cracks your house $700,000 house, million dollar house 300 Whatever costs it was cracks. Why? Because there was no rain. How helpless are wheeze pot Allah. So Allah is looking at this guy. He says, We gave you the river. You might have set up the irrigation but what happens if the water stops the what? The river goes dry, your irrigation is pointless. It just becomes a highway for bugs. You're not gonna get any water your

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garden anymore. Right Lesson number one. Never ever let your prosperity delude you into thinking that you're the reason for it. And we look at this guy and we say man's pile what a dirtbag. What kind of guy would look at somebody to need and say, I'm the reason why I'm rich. But when you drive by somebody who's asking for money.

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What follows in your heart?

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Why are you in the car and they're on the side of the road?

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You start to think it's because something you did?

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Because I study.

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Chicago has like this amazing skit on where he brings in Sesame Street. This is the first time Dave Chappelle being brought into tears ever.

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Right? He talks about like Oscar the Grouch being the archetype for the person asking for money. Just imagine if Sesame Street were like real life. Oscar the Grouch, people walk by and get a job. How heartless that we become. We look at the story we think that it's ancient. This is happening in Dallas this happening Carrollton. This feeling while maybe not verbalize because that's like true Voldemort stuff.

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That's like true che funny stuff. If somebody actually said that. That's a private deep issue. But this feeling exists in the hearts of people may allow purified. We should never look at somebody who's struggling and ask why are they struggling? Man, do you know how hard it is to ask for help in the first place?

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Do your hardest to humble yourself in Costa Mesa. I need help. I can't pay rent

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And then they have to deal with interrogation.

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They have to deal with what happened. You're not working?

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And don't, we can't the Prophet saw some of them. There's a description of him and most of the heavy they said that, whenever he was asked, he gave,

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whenever he was asked, he gave, he never said no. Now he may have not been able to give what the person was asking for. Oftentimes he did, by the way, but maybe he had just something in his pocket that was small, and he gave the person whatever he had.

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And we never want to be the person right? Allah Tala describes when he talks about those people who deny the Day of Judgment. And so within our own, what does he say? Alright Allah you can they will be deemed for that he can lead the authority, a team, what I could draw that on the screen, there, the people who are called the orphan, and they don't feed food to those who are in need.

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So whenever somebody asks you for anything,

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try your best to give. I was sitting in Turkey with some friends recently, we're eating food on the side of the road. And these people came up to us and asked us for money. And we had no money left, because we would just get ATM every morning. Just getting you knew cash. Okay, we had no money left.

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And the person just looks and they said, and they pointed out the food. And we were like, Yeah, of course of course. Right? And that person reminded us never say no, you may not have caffeine or something. Right? You may be driving home and grocery and there's somebody under the bridge asking for something. Look, you may not have cash short, but you have water that you just bought. You have drinks, you have fruit, you have bread, you have whatever, just roll your windows, if you want this, can I or god forbid spend 10 minutes driving to Kroger and getting them what they need. What can I buy for you? What do you need? I got 20 minutes, I'm gonna go back and get something, give me a list

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and go and deliver it back to them.

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You know, it's fun. I love it. You know, cashiers, daughters passed away like

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you know what happened? You know, when is

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this really difficult. He the story of the day that his daughter passed away, she was entering into surgery, you know, he was doing

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he prayed to federate the machine.

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And then as we were driving home,

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or as we drove to the hospital, he saw people under the bridge, people who were displaced from their homes. And he took a sharp right turn into a Denny's

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ordered like 50 pancakes. 50 omelets, waited for all that land and gave it no one knows this guy does this everyday. Probably no one knew the only reason we found out was because it was part of the story when he found out that his daughter passed.

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Imagine that being your character. You're driving home from the masjid. And you see people and instead of just being like, Wow, that's so sad.

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Right? Which is upper middle class for what?

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Sad. Instead of doing that you take what Allah has given you a mouse off an album when people first aid for the second day sorry, woman man is up. And I'm going to put a lot of scratches levers from what we have given them they give. Allah mentioned that from what we have given them, we have given them the

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right we are not a Calvinist ideology. We believe that Allah favorite us and he gave us this no, we believe that we have been given and what we've been given is on a ledger with God. And when we go to the Day of Judgment, Allah is going to ask us, what did you do with that penny? That I gave you every single outcome?

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Okay, so this man says to his brother, what we hope never to say to anybody internally, externally, that you're poor because of the choices you made. I'm wealthy because the choices I made, okay. And then he continues. And the other thing, by the way, is interesting. Some people think that I'll give money when I get rich.

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Okay, but this man, he never gave money. And then when he got more, he never gave it still.

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The other guy kept giving, even when he was losing. Why? Because charity being a person of sadaqa is not contingent upon the money you have. It's a condition of your art. It has nothing to do with your wealth. It has everything to do with who you are. A charitable person will give when they have very little, and a stingy person. You can't you can't even force them to get like a claw on their heart. right level of wealth is a claw. We're on our way to protect us. Okay. So then he says that I'm better than you. I remember 35 And then he entered his property. Right? And Allah says law even the Nipsey wronging himself, because he's not hurting anybody else. He's destroying himself in this

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moment. God matte aluminum and be the hobby he ever that he walks in his garden looks at this beautiful

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Well lush, garden, fragrant, packed with all kinds of resources. And he says, You know what? This is never going to perish. Famous last words, right? This is never you when you're reading the Quran, you're like, I know what happens next. I have read. I haven't seen this one before, but I know it's gonna happen next right?

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How does the person get from where he was to that statement? It's a logical progression. There's only a few subs. The person that doesn't recognize that Allah gave them anything that Allah gave them, everything thinks that nothing can take away what they have. Because who is the supplier of it? In their mind? It's done. No one can take this away from me because I'm the one that brought it to myself. The one who recognizes that Allah gave everything every night goes to the thanking Allah for what they have realizing fully, that they can wake up and everything's gone. You see the difference? Incredible Subhan Allah, the Quran is like an ocean, literally the tissues called button

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muddied. It's literally called an ocean, okay? The oceans so that he says, I don't think those will ever end and then he Oh, man, as if it couldn't get worse. You know, he says next he says, nor do I think the Hour will ever come. Well, not alone. No, sir. I tell ya imagine.

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I know you were like me when I was reading this for the first time ever. Like as an adult? I was like, Where does that come from? You get

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dragged into this is that he's waiting to get struck by lightning bolt.

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He's like, I don't think like he's just like challenging now. And it's to us, we can make jokes about it. And it's humorous, because why it's so illogical. How on earth did you get from having a nice garden to seeing the danger was not real. We're like, That is absurd, man. But you know what he says? And then he finishes with the most absurd statement at all. says, You know what? I don't think this garden is ever going to disappear. I don't think it's ever going to happen. He does. And if it does, if this Day of Judgment happens, he goes, I think my my Lord will give me more than he's given me here.

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Because I mean, look, if he gave me all this year, he must love me.

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Right? And surely he loves me. This is nothing compared to what he has the next slide. Now he's correct. This is nothing compared to what he has on the next slide. But why on earth do you think you deserve that?

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Why on earth do you think you deserve it?

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This is the dilute the disease of delusion,

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the disease of delusion, and it all started where not recognizing where your blessings came from.

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One of the greatest characteristics a person can have is remembering their humble beginnings. But we love it. Even secular stories that talk about humble beginnings. We love them. Pursuit of Happiness. And we can't mention those anymore. But

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I don't know why it's the pursuit of happiness. Okay.

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One of the reasons why these stories are so heartwarming is because why? Because the man was sleeping in a subway bathroom with his son as he was trying to get an internship. If you haven't seen it, it's like a powerful story. It's a narrative of what they call it. What rags to riches, like humble beginning. Even irreligious societies love these stories. There's some characteristics of God that are so beautiful that it doesn't matter if a person doesn't believe in God, they recognize they're beautiful. One of them is humility. Like everyone who's humble, people are just stunned by the humility. Wow. Right.

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So this guy is completely acid.

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And he got him from looking at me. And the reason I'm rich, to now you know what, I don't think this wealth is ever gonna disappear. And by the way, the Day of Judgment, I don't see how that's gonna happen. And even if it does, I'm good. Why? Because I think I will be. Meanwhile, this brother

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has other thoughts,

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which will continue next Monday.

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We ask Allah to make us humble people in a way that is not harsh on us, we ask God to give us the beauty of character that the Prophet saw someone taught us in Word and we asked the West currents to allow us to have constant peace characteristics and people have done that, and that we never give up on ourselves. And we never give up on a lot. But we always try even with all of our imperfections. We asked the West prioritize those close to him, keep us near and never let

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me Subhanak

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Read a couple announcements and then another 20 seconds Sharla 30. Not tomorrow, per usual. We also have this Thursday is our monthly Empower session for our sisters, the topic and just so you're aware if anyone here needs a warning, the topic is about the spiritual and medical discussions and implications around

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The topic of sexual abuse. So this is going to be a necessary conversation. However, if you want to prepare for mentally or if you want to take it, take a step back because maybe it's too heavy, then that's absolutely fine. But that's going to be on Thursday inshallah. So Foosball on Thursday. And then on Friday, we're actually having a session with a social worker in sha Allah on domestic violence, particularly given the two sisters that were murdered in the Midwest, may Allah have mercy on them both. Except I'm not sure what that means. So we're gonna be talking about the religious standpoint, obviously, what Sam says about the dangers of domestic violence, and then also for

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social workers to speak to us about how to recognize these things and to know the red flags. next Monday's Ashuelot which is the 10th of Muharram. Muharram obviously historically has a significant spiritual leaders obviously tragic history of the family, the Prophet saw some as well with the martyrdom of his grandson.

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Same Rahima a lot of you are on so there is that but the prophet is also an did tell us that the day of Asha rot is a day of fasting, because it is the day that Allah subhanaw taala freed the bed a straw healed from the shackles of for them. And so it's a day of fasting and if persons would fast on that date, and the day before the day after that they get their sins wiped from the year previous and the years to come. So it's a beautiful day. So we're gonna have a thought here next Monday after our work. So the child love calm and we're not going to serve any refreshments beforehand. Because when I wouldn't have passed, and then after we're gonna have a chihuahua so you're more than welcome

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to stay with us. Invite your friends and family and we're going to have some food for everybody. Okay,

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