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The SUTA program has been a positive influence on the community, as it has helped individuals find the right person and become the right person. The importance of servitude and finding one's own is emphasized, as it is crucial to be reminded of one's actions and emotions. The speakers also discuss the negative interpretation of "will love" and the importance of trusting one's abilities and experiences to manage behavior.

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Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh who this is Abdul Nasir Jenga, and you're listening to the kalam podcast, the kalam podcast has become an important part of people's lives. All around the world. There are millions of people benefiting from the podcast every single day 1000s of hours of content, dozens of different series from all the different teachers and scholars here at column. All of this is delivered to the community free of charge. We are excited and actively working to grow and increase our efforts to deliver more and more benefit to the community. We ask you to support our efforts and become part of the alum family, please go to column family.com and sign up to

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contribute to this sadaqa Giardia on a monthly basis. May Allah subhanaw taala accept from all of us. Does that come Allah who haven was salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh who

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was having us rain?

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Welcome home, everybody, it's good to see you.

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Back with our study of sorts of chapter 18, we are embarking on what is like maybe one of the most substantive aspects of the SUTA has maybe the most pages of Tafseer written on it. This small section of like 12 to 15 is that we started last week, which is the conversation or the the journey of Prophet Musa ITSM and his journey to find the man known as an eclipse. And we talked about sort of this interesting moment that happened. Okay. The

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the Hadith that is not that he narrates from the Prophet Muhammad is also done is that Musa alayhis salam was speaking to Allah and was asking a lot, and however that may have happened, and he was asking a lot of questions like who was the most beloved to you? And who is the most just and who is this and who is that? And then finally, he said, Who is the most knowledgeable? Who is the one who is most knowledgeable? And instead of Allah subhanaw taala, saying, like you, you know, Musa, or the prophets or giving an answer. He gave an answer that was that inspired Musa Saddam, he said that the most knowledgeable person is the one who,

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when they see how much knowledge they have, and how much knowledge someone else has, they don't settle for what they have. They choose to seek knowledge from somebody else. So basically, they're not just okay knowing what they know, but they want to go and seek knowledge from someone else. They want to go and get knowledge from another individual. So Musashi, Sadam, he asks Allah subhanaw taala, he says, that if there's anyone more knowledgeable than me, if anyone on the earth has more knowledge than me, and he's not saying this out of arrogance, he's saying because he's a prophet. So he says, If there's anyone more knowledgeable than me, then please indicate them to me. Tell me who

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they are. So then the Hadith says that Allah subhanaw taala responds and says, there's a person who's more knowledgeable than you. His name is Cliff.

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And then Mousavi said that he says, How should I find him? Where am I going to meet him? And alas, pound Tata says, on a body of water near a large rock near an island, that's basically a rock mass. And Musa asks, yeah, I love how I recognize him, how am I going to know that it's actually him? And Allah subhanaw taala doesn't describe Canada, but he describes a moment and he says that take a fish with you in a basket and when the fish goes missing, or when you miss the fish when it leaves, then at that moment, you know that that is where you will find him. Okay, so then the that hadith kind of transitioned into I a number 60. And we talked about this we did this last week a little bit, but

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I'm going back so we can get momentum going forward. When Allah Allah says that Musashi salaam spoke to this young man, this Fattah Fatah Eric means a young person, but it also has the meaning of well, it says it means servant, but it also has the meaning of young person so what do we say about the relationship between being young and being a servant?

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What do we what do we say?

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Better to be servants and that they absorb more? They're not? Yeah.

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Very good young people. That's okay. I think he's looking for his mother. She prayed. Okay.

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Someone can take my child maybe

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it'll be okay Charla

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So, the young the aspect of servitude is coupled with youth. When you're young, it's better to use your Energy serving something rather than trying to chase it.

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Leadership, being a person of influence or a person of opinion, is not something that is consistent or something that is compatible with you. Why?

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Yeah, you don't have experience and experience is the fuel of wisdom. Like, if you don't have experience, how do you know, there are so many different things that if a person doesn't have that experience, they're not going to be able to know what's right or wrong. Or they'll be able to know, hypothetically, but there's actually an Arab, an Arabic saying that idiom and cliche that says, When you seek advice, ask someone who has experienced don't ask the person who knows, ask the person who has experience, don't ask the one to know, because the one who knows is going to give you like this distilled answer. All right, I love it when single people get married people advice,

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right, or people with no kids talk about parenting. It's, it's genuinely humorous. And guess what, I've been there, like, I've been that person. You know, you should prepare, you should raise your kids like this. And I have a person for my three kids. And they're like, really? Right. The reality is that it's contradictory. There's something wrong, there's something, there's something that's seriously problematic when a person feels confident enough to talk about what something that they don't have any experience dealing with. Right? So when you're young, and you're a person of of young age, it's better to adopt an attitude of service. Because service is like an internship for life.

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It's when you can serve and you can take care of other people and other situations, and learn from those. And in sha Allah, when you get older, you can benefit in sha Allah. Okay. So he took this young man with him, he took the servant with him, and he says that I will not cease traveling until I reach the point of the two seas, where Allah subhanaw taala told him that he was going to make clear that I'm never going to leave, I'm never going to leave until I reach this point. I will tell him give him the fat. I think he's sick, big law firm. Let's give him up for that make it easy for him and his family. Insha Allah, it's kind of on that. You know, sometimes when you're young,

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especially when you're a kid, in the end, you have like, you're sick, you're throwing up or you have a fever, you like don't know where the payments coming from

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and to offer.

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Well,

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so he says, I'm not going to stop. This is my journey. This is my mission, I have to make clear, I'm not going to give up nothing's going to stop me. Right. The pursuit of knowledge is something that is very heavy for Musa surah. So then the ayah continues, number 61 says, but when they reached the junction, at that moment, when they took rest, they forgot their fish. It took course from them and it went away into the sea. So the fish, Allah Tala caused it to come back to life, and it went into the sea, and it left them.

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When they when the fish left the Quran tells us that they didn't notice at that moment, they didn't notice at that time, they just kept moving.

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They noticed only when Mousavi Salam he told his young servant during the middle of the day, let's take a break and eat some lunch. That fish that we brought Let's eat it right when the servant went to go get the fish he found that it was missing because it had escaped. So when moose is I'm heard that the fish had escaped his memory clicked and he said okay, this is where that point where it escaped. That is where we need to go back and that is where we will find out later. So Allah subhanaw taala says that at that point, his servant told him that the fish left us when we passed by this big rock now it's kind of interesting because you would think that the clues that Allah gave

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them what Allah say look for what a big what big rocks and now the servants a hammer, we pass by that big rock. So you would think like, Okay, how did he not put two and two together? Right? How did he not figure out like, you know, that that was the rock and this and maybe check and see if the fish left there like how did he not do this? The reality is, and this is a, you know, as they say, like a human reality. Knowing something is not enough. Knowing a right decision or a good thing is not enough, we have to be reminded frequently, we have to be reminded constantly. This is why the Quran speaks about reminders being beneficial to the believers.

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You will come across people in your life that will tell you things that you've already known. Because ever been there, someone tries to explain something to you, and you already know what they're saying. You already know exactly what they're gonna say. What's the response you give, as someone's trying to tell you something? And you know what they're saying?

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Right? You'll either like, you'll either start nodding your Yeah, yeah. Right. And then you like cut them off and try to finish it. Right? Or you'll say like, or you might just say, I've already heard this before. But in reality, you know, one of the signs of wisdom that the scholars write about, especially when they talk about the pure heart, is they say that the pure heart doesn't interrupt somebody even when they're reminding them of something they already know. Because when you hear something again for the next time or the next time,

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although it's the same

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any piece of information, your perspective might be different. And you might glean from that something completely new. Right? The smart person, the wise person is able to like, dive deep into the point of knowledge and to take something new. If someone just looks at something on the face and says, Okay, you know, this is what it is, I've known this my whole life since I was a kid, then they're never going to grow in their intelligence on their spiritual state. But if they're able to glean more and take more than that reminder will be beneficial. So knowing something knowing that that to find the big rock wasn't enough, they passed by it. And then when Musa SNM said, let's eat

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the serpent, young man. He says, Oh, well, we passed by that big rock, I think the fish left in that moment. So you know, that was the moment so then moose is an MP becomes excited. And he says, that's where we were supposed to go. Right? That's where we were supposed to be. So it says, Allah subhanaw. Taala says, that filtered that Ted, there is an economic processor, that they follow their footsteps back immediately in the tafsir of this technology, but he says something really amazing. He says that in life. Imagine you're on a journey, okay? And you're looking for something, you're looking for failure, like good luck. But you're looking for something right?

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When you try to find something because we're lost, like your keys or remote control, there's something of value. And you look in one room, you look under the couch, you look at the cushions. And once you look in those places where you do you check it out, right? You're like I already looked there, or you looked in the couch already look there, I don't have to go back.

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Musa you said um interestingly, with tafsir says, the first pass, he didn't notice, but he had to go back on his same path in order to find what he was looking for. And even though Jeeva says this is one of the signs of a humble person, a humble person doesn't regret or doesn't mind trying to go back and fix their mistake and fix their situation and go and look where they already went to go and find what they're looking for an arrogant person right? A haughty person would have done what they would have been like, you know, we already passed by there you know, we didn't see anything abnormal. Let's just keep going. But Musa Sam says let's go back and they follow their steps

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exactly. When they went Allah Tada says, Philippa, Ogden Hi Daddy. Now they found our servant they found clip. And this is the point now where they meet each other. And when there's a very interesting person, he's interesting because as most scholars say, he's not a prophet. Most scholars say he's not a messenger. So Mossad is that I'm technically technically is in an elevated status against him when it comes to his status as a human being as a messenger of Allah. But that there has been given a specific gift from Allah subhanaw taala like a very specific gift. What is that gift that Allah Tada says it now Ramadan min andina, we have given him mercy from Us. He's been the

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recipient of mercy. Now mercy we think of as many different forms in many different ways, right? But what he refers to here as mercy is what I love now whom in Laguna Amon, we have given him a specific kind of knowledge. Now prophet Musa has knowledge to he, that's why he's a prophet. He's receiving revelation, he's speaking to Allah directly. But Allah is giving each other a specific kind of knowledge and this knowledge is a specific type that Musa doesn't have. And we're going to find out what that knowledge is Musa then because he's been told by Allah that this person is more knowledgeable. What do you think he does? He asks whether he says bodilove Musa Musa system health

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attorney Oka Allah ma to alumina, min max min min or limiter OSHA? Is it possible? Would it be okay with you? If I spent some time with you? And I try to take some of the knowledge that you've been given? Is it okay if I take some time and spend some time learning from you Musa Saddam if any of you've heard about his personality? Do you guys know that he punched the Angel of Death once? You guys ever find that you ever heard that nourish you one time punch the Angel of Death The Angel of Death came to him and said I think it's time to leave and he said not yet and he punched him in the eye. And he knocked his eye out a lot to us. I'd like you to you know, he went back to all eyes and

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you see what he did to me. Musa was a very, very strong headed person. Okay, the prophets all sudden used to compare almost to Musa he said you guys are like each other. Your personalities are similar, like you guys have a very, very strong personality. And I'm not saying that in a bad way. Right? It is what it is. Amata was strong but he was extremely soft as well. He was able to balance himself, but Musa had a very, very strong personality. So this statement is a very interesting statement because it's almost like he shrinks down a little bit. He's a prophet of God. He has a very, very driven personality but when he meets someone who is his senior or his

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superior knowledge, his tone almost becomes like, like a little like a little like a young person asking for help. He says what he says hello, Tandy aurka? Like, is it okay? If I come with you? Right? You guys ever have younger siblings? Come with you? Right? So he's literally saying like, can I follow you? Can you Can I follow you on the condition of what? To our limit and the macro limiter, which I'm going to be with you. So if I join you, and when I joined you, maybe you can give me some of the guidance that you've been given. So there's literally one whole page on this one, if the scholarships here he goes in, and mmrrc and others, they have a long list, but let's just go over a

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couple of things. Number one, is that he's seeking knowledge and what is he doing? What does he say? How does he approach it? You tell me, is he polite and polite? Is he courteous? Like, what is he? How does he approach the situation?

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Humbly, what does he do? Does he say, hey, Allah told me you're knowledgeable?

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Does he drop the Allah card? You mean Allah, you know, we were talking, right. You know, people try to like reference, what have you said,

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seeking knowledge? Yeah, he was, like, you have knowledge like, is it okay? If I joined? The humility is one of the conditions of that knowledge. He came to him and he sought it from him, but he asked him first.

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I cannot tell you, I cannot tell you how important it is that when you meet somebody, and you're seeking something from them, the approach has to be similar to most hobbyists up here. How many you guys work in a professional setting?

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Okay, have you guys ever had to make an ask? Because we're going to ask for something. How do you come in? How do you how do you come into the conversation? How do you begin to advocate to yourself for yourself, you start to meet demand.

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You start to make ultimatums PowerPoints that you build a deck right. Here are six reasons why need a raise. Right? Number one, inflation number two health right? No, you come in right with a little humility. Now you're not self deprecating. You're not like on the lowliest of the low here if you have Packard, like, Please help me. But you come in, you say, Look, you know, I feel like I'm a valuable member of the team. I really enjoy the environment here. I feel like I can help I can increase I can, this this this. You come in with a little humility. Humility is like a universally accepted trait. It's beautiful. The Prophet saw something said that whatever humility touches and

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beautifies it and whatever roughness and abrasiveness touches it uglies, it makes it more ugly.

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So being gentle, it will beautify any conversation. Musa set out, the tough guy comes into this conversation. And his tone is totally gentle, very humble, very, very meek. And he comes in says, It's okay if I join you. And then he references that I'm joining you to gain knowledge that Allah has given you. I'm not joining you because of who you are in terms of your personality, but Allah has given you something very special, and I want to benefit from that. So he comes in with that beautiful approach. And what is clear say back to him is number 67. He says otter in NECA Len Testa Dr. Maria savara. It's like the ultimate rejection. Right? You guys you've been rejected before.

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Ultimate. He says, You're not going to be able to be patient not to deal with me. That's what he says. So most of us like please. So there's like, no,

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definitely me a lot. You can't handle this. Right? And he's not saying out of arrogance. He's actually speaking something truthfully. And let me give you this analogy so that we can move forward and you can understand okay, the knowledge that there has been given Why is Musa so interested? Why is he so curious? Well, we'll see in a second but further when he says this to Musa he's not just saying it to Musa he's saying it to you and I he's saying it to us Musa this story. I want you guys to put your feet in issues or his sandals, whatever he was wearing, right? I want you to put yourself in his place. Musa in this moment is you Okay, now who is good there? We'll find out in a

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second. So he says, Well, Kate petals Buddha Allah madam, to his Bihi overall, but how can it be that you can have patience for something that you have? No, you have not received knowledge about this before?

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So there's basically a he's exclaiming like, I don't think you're gonna be able to handle this. So then Musa says all that so tattooing in sha Allah Sameera that inshallah I will be patient. He says in sha Allah, what was the lesson the beginning of the Sunnah when Prophet Muhammad SAW said and forget to say, in sha Allah, and we said, right, if you want something to happen, you invoke Allah. Now here's the counter lesson to that.

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He may not be patient, even though he said in sha Allah, it's not a magic wand.

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It doesn't always make something happen, right? He doesn't really want them to happen when you do it once or you did you get into a challenge. I'll repeat it over and over you challenge all the challenge

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All right, after so long they don't have the last trial.

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But it's it doesn't make happen what is not meant to happen? Does that make sense? You say it as a reminder that regardless what happens in sha Allah, it is what Allah wills regardless what happens in this scenario. So he says he actually doesn't make the same forgetfulness that the province also had. He doesn't have that. Moses has caught us attention to in sha Allah Savio right. What what I see

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and I will not disobey you I will not disobey you in what you told me to do. Okay. So then there is one condition so this is okay. You can join me okay. You seem like you're up to the challenge you can join me he says what he says then if you follow me for interiority, do not ask me further tests l knee unshaken. I don't want you to ask me about a single thing that happens what? Until the hacker or the telecom man until I mentioned it to you. When I'm when I'm doing something and you see me doing something. Don't ask. Just stay with me. And then I'll make mention and I'll explain to you what's going on. When I think the time is right. Okay. Now I can already tell that a lot of us

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already mentioned this before, right? Postmodern American born or America raised Muslims are starting to feel a little bit uncomfortable. What does he mean? Don't ask? Right? innocent till proven guilty. We can ask all the questions we want. You know, empirical method. Five senses. I learned this from when I was a kid in physical science. I'm allowed to ask any questions I want. When we hear someone say don't ask we get riled. We're like this is this is what is this? Why is he saying that? But there's a huge lesson here. Let's talk about it. Okay. So number one from Taco hut.

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Allah Allah says so they went out until when? Until they had entered onto a ship. So there was a there was a body of water. They were obviously there on the body of water. They entered onto a ship together. And by the way, it was just them to the air it says Fanta Lachlan, which is to what happened to Musa was Prophet Musa servant

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what happened to him he got he got ditched, right? Not not because he was bad, but because why some people are not ready for certain conversations.

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Musa my son's a Prophet. Allah sent him to learn from this individual and his servant who was with him now he's like, Hey, you go. What this man is about to teach me like you're not ready for this right now. Okay? It's like when Musa tells me like, where's Allah? I was like, Oh, God. Right? There's a big conversation about hola and learning about his characteristics and learning about things regarding Hola. Musa asked me how do I go to agenda when coyote agenda? Can we go right now? I'm like, that's borderline scary, right? Okay, there's deep questions that people ask. And I'm using Musa as an example. Because he's like, you know, we accept him as being a kid. But some of us

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in this room spiritually, we ask questions that we're not yet ready to handle. There's growth. And a lot of us we get frustrated. So we go, we ask a question to share, tell me why this right. And the chance of well, let's let's start the conversation at the one on one. Okay. Do you know, can we agree on this on this point, on this point, this point, because you're asking a 404 level question, but you don't even have one on one level literacy yet. And we get frustrated. We don't have time for this. I asked you a question. Give me an article, right. So this for me.

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And the person's like, I need to walk you through this. Okay. It's like stepping into a hospital and saying I want to do surgery. They're like, Okay, have you done the training? Have you studied this? And I have no, I don't have time for that stuff. It's the same with this. So interestingly, in the Antiva, he mentioned, he goes, where did the young young boy go? He goes, Well, he was like, he was like an intern. He was like the servant a prophet Musa. He didn't have at that point in time, the wherewithal to handle you was about to happen. Okay? So sometimes don't take it personally. Sometimes, if you're in a situation where maybe you're not ready to read something or see something

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or talk about something, it doesn't mean you never will be it just means that you have to climb the ladder to get there. And everyone can climb, but you have to do it. Right. So if you come up to me after class or shake it off, and I want to learn about this, he might tell you that you would do better studying a little bit of this first. Maybe read this book first before you go to that book, read this book for all the students from color laughing, right? There's literally our entire semester, I want to study this. I'm like, You need to study like Adams world at its best at first, right? We need to get there and then we can talk about the really heavy stuff. Okay. So that's what

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happens here. So they go to the ship. And then further, what does he do? Ha ha ha. He took like an axe or a sharp tool, and he chopped at it and he made a hole in

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it.

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made a hole in the ship.

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And he's supposed to be like this really pious like knowledgeable person. Musa looks at me he just makes a hole in the ship. So you may get into a car and we're driving somewhere. I just get on slash the tire. The drivers equipment, my tire you look at me you're like

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I'm like don't say anything right. So this happens and most Isilon he looks and he says, But what the hell did you He covered it with his his his garment? He like you saw the whole the shipping companies

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and she says, Are you going to drown us? What are you doing? He says you've done the most like you've done the worst thing. This is horrible.

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So they're looking at Claire says pada I live in Mecca lentil city is our

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he says man I knew it in that's all you won't be able to handle this. The metal you won't be able to handle this.

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Like what do you mean? You just poked a hole in his ship? People are going to the ships gonna go down now like what do you? He's like, I told you I'm gonna handle it. He's like, Alright, I'm done with you. Is I knew I shouldn't give you a chance. Musa says what? He says no, no. Please order. Let his knee be mended seats. Don't do please don't. Don't hold me accountable. I forgot. I forgot the rule was I can't ask questions. Okay, I'm sorry. I forgot. Okay. Don't want me to accountable. What I took

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Are you know, breaking up with an axe like it's not what I'm used to seeing. We usually buy stuff on the ship, we just sail and enjoy. So please forgive me. Okay, please forgive me. Okay. So solar says okay.

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That's your That's your chance. I don't want to hear it. Again. Remember the condition? Don't ask me questions. So then the next guy comes. And Allah Tada says, so they set out until they met a young person, a young, a young man with an adolescent boy.

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And I need everyone to think about this for a second. Just prepare yourself for this. In the Quran, Allah Tala says clitter takes that young person's life

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just in the street takes that young person's life.

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And most is just like,

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what he can't even fathom what you just saw.

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He's like, are you serious?

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And he freaked out? He says, Did you just gotta gotta Nuff said? That he can be laid in us? Did you seriously just take the life of that person that young? A young man that boy, you seriously just did that with? No, cause? He says you have just under a law legit the shape and no, you just don't go. I can't imagine how horrible thing you've done. For those Ma says, I told you that I not tell you that you wouldn't be able to handle me that you wouldn't be able to be patient with me.

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So then Musa says Okay, give me one more chance.

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He says it's ultra unshaken vida. If I asked you another question after this, then fell out to me, then you can go ahead and leave me. Don't be my companion anymore. Okay. Then he says that you have given me I've given you a full excuse. Now you can leave my company wherever you wish. Give me one more chance.

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He goes and they come upon a town I in number 77. Allah Tala says they come upon a town. And the people in that town, there was a culture typically of travel, by the way that when you end up in a town, you're a traveler, people would post you, they would take care of you that feeds you. This is like a normal cultural reality of human history, but especially in these parts of the world. So they go there and the people are horrible to them. They don't give them any food and shelter is just Musen clutter walking around knocking on doors asking for any sustenance, anything and people are just slamming doors in their face as being rude to them. And instead their walks over and there's a

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wall on the edge of

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Moses. Okay, so they're rebuilding. After they finished working hard and rebuilding a wall. Musa looks at him and says, If you want, we can probably go ask them for some money.

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Like, we did them a huge favor, if you want like, why don't we go ask them for some cash.

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And that was his way of asking the question, even though he wasn't supposed to ask the question. Because what's he saying? Really? What's he saying?

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Why don't we do that?

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And so he's trying to like, Oh, I know we did that. Let's go ask them for some cash. And clickers like,

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not slick at all.

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Right? And that's the go. Okay. So then he says, had a theological vein, you Romanian coder says this is this is the end of our journey together. You couldn't handle it. Right. And by the way, No one here can handle it. So I don't want you guys to feel bad. Or be like, Man, why didn't you ask some questions? I would have been quiet. No, you wouldn't have Okay.

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No one here would have. He says this is the party between me and you. Okay? Set when a beagle can be tapped we, madam to sit here Alayhi Salam. Now I'm going to explain to you the interpretation of the events of the things that you cannot be patient and

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you ready for this? Number one, he says I am number 79 Ms. Safina for a candidate he said that ship in belong to the Messiah keen. It belongs to the people who are Messiah keen young men who wound up in there was a group of people who were poor. This was all they had. This was their livelihood, and they used to go work out at sea and fish. What was happening was, he continues and he says

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I wanted to cause a defect in the ship for a lot to an arena.

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Okay, that I wanted to cause a defect in the ship. Why? Because there was a king that was coming behind them. Yet who the Aquila Safina 10, pasta. He was seizing every ship that looks good.

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Every ship that looked like it was fine. The king would basically be a pirate. He was setting up his his, you know, his birth to go and capture every single ship that looked good. Imagine that we're in the parking lot. We're walking in. And I take my keys and I go to your car and I'm just scratches on the side. No, are you serious?

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And then you walk out of class and I tell you, there was somebody that was going to come and steal every car that didn't have a scratch on it.

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Right? That's effectively that's effectively what he just told me. He said there was a king that was coming Musa you didn't know this, what I knew. Allah told me that there was a king that was coming and seizing every ship that had no defect. So I caused a defect in the ship for these people that this is their only livelihood to do what?

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To what to save to save them. So Musa hmm, I remember at he says why moolah. And for the young person, the young boy that is the young man that I told his life. He said his parents were believers. His parents were good people. But this young man that we had Allah inspired within me and told me that he would grow up and he would burden them with transgression. And just he would be a tyrant, that this young boy was basically going to be a tirade. You know, I just think to myself when I'm watching Harry Potter and I see like the scenes where Voldemort is young,

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locking someone and just taking them out.

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Right? I said why couldn't someone just take them out then?

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So there is saying that this young man at this point in his life, this boy, this young man was adolescent, even though he just looked like a boy, that his future was going to be devastating. His future for his family, for his community for everyone for society was going to be devastating. And so he said, so I took his life in so much that Allah would substitute the him and give his parents a better child that would not devastate them and devastate their society by oppression.

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Okay, and the last one, he says, well, MLG da. And as for the wall, he says, For Canada live with me. There were two young men, two boys, orphan boys, your teammate, Phil Medina, in the city. And what Kana devil

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Tenzin, under that wall, there's a treasure that was left for them.

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Their father left it for them. Cana abou masala Han, he was a righteous man. And before he passed away, he left them his inheritance. He left them some treasure for them. And he said, so when I saw the wall was tumbling over, I realized that it would be very soon that those evil people from the town, they would come by this wall, they would see it, they would excavate it and what did they find? They would find the treasure that was for those two young boys was two orphans that needed that money more than anything. So he said, I rebuild the wall of those jerks. So that later in life, when they get older, they can receive the information that your father left for you your inheritance

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here, it will be protected. No one the city will ever suspect anything, they'll never have any reason to come dig up there and their treasure will be for them.

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Okay, so Musa Salam, you can imagine, at this point is like, shocked. He's like, What on earth that I just experience. In the first moment I saw that this person was destroying property. In the second moment, I saw that he just took someone's life. And in the third moment, he was being nice to like evil people. Like this guy is doing it all try now. It's all twisted. But then when Hitler tells him the reasoning for everything, it becomes clear. Even our Jeeva says the Tafseer says very beautifully. He says Musa Salam is a human being. He's like us

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and further is a window into destiny into why things happen.

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Quicker, knew why things had to happen. Allah had given him that knowledge. It's not a question that you and I have a lot. Why? Why is this happening? There's a lot of things. And usually we only asked about the things that are difficult. No one asks about good things, you get a raise, you're like, why Allah why me? Like no.

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Only when things are bad only when things are tough. You say, Oh, why? Why is this happening? Musa RTCM was given this moment with feather and it was preserved in this suit all sorts of candidates that we're supposed to read every Friday on, it's all clicking now. Because in life, you will constantly be bombarded by moments that are knocking a hole in your ship. Right? The equivalent of that, that are really, really causing you deep confusion, like why is this happening? I cannot interpret anything from this except for what bad? My limited vision my scope is only allowing me to see that this is evil. But then when Musa sits in closer says, let me explain to you what's actually

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going to happen. Allah has given me knowledge of the future, what's gonna happen, let me tell you why I did these things, then it almost becomes like, Man, I'm so glad you did that. If you didn't do that, it would have been destruction. If you didn't ruin the * that would have been stolen, if you didn't take the life of that boy, he would have grown up in the next town.

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Right, the next pharaoh that ruins society. If you didn't build that wall, those two orphan boys wouldn't have had their their money from their father who's just a righteous guy trying to help them before he died. Okay. So when you read this passage every Friday during Juma you have to remember this story to remind yourself that there are things in life that are happening. And I am Musa, and Allah to Allah knows, because he's the one who gave us other knowledge. He knows exactly why these things are happening to me in the first place. He knows exactly why. And what was the one thing that other kept saying to Musa

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Be patient? Don't hate that. When someone says Just be patient, you're like, No,

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I don't want to be patient. But what we learn Subhanallah is that you only come to realize truth at the end of patients.

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That's just the reality. You only come to realize truth at the end of patients. You want to have valuable patience is patience is so valuable, that the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, when he was talking about this story to his companions, teaching them you know what he said? He goes, If only my brother Musa was patient, he said he would have seen 1000s of examples like this, and it would have taught us more about the about about destiny about predestination. He goes if only he didn't ask, because he asked

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that the line was shot you only get three. But if Prophet Musa was able to not ask, Muhammad SAW Selim said the Prophet has also said we would have gotten 1000s of examples we wouldn't have books and books and books and books of this is why this is happening. Imagine, imagine, but Hamdulillah this is what Allah gave us. And this is enough for us to trust what Allah Tala has plan is, the lesson from the story of Musa and Clinton is that there's always more than meets the eye, but if a person's heart is set on trusting Allah, that they know that they know at that moment that patience is what they need to get what they understand. And just like these, all these stories had their

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eventual endings just like all these stories have their eventual truths, you will come to know Inshallah, why things in your life are happening the way they are, that is just the reality you will come to know. If you become agitated and impatient, then you may not come to know because in order to know you need clarity, but if you can remain patient or remain trusting, you will come to know very quickly we asked the last comments Allah to give us the patients that we need to be able to go through whatever we're going through we ask Allah Tala to give us the ability to trust him in the way that Musa Islam was supposed to trust to them. We ask Allah Tala to give us that amount of

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trust, and more trust in His plan, we asked a lot of data to allow us to always be able to go through any challenge or any test with complete faith in His plan, and his strategy and in His wisdom, and that we have complete patience until we come to know or even if we don't come to know that we trust Allah Tada until the very end, we ask Allah Allah to give us all the lessons that we read today. And more. I mean a little bit I mean, bad luck. Anyone have any questions? We'll take a few questions from anybody

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nothing about calculus Yeah.

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But you know, when the story of you know,

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killing that young boy, Yeah, cuz that boy was going to grow up to be a tyrant. Yeah, I'm just wondering if that's not the case with everything.

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Well, you know, a person who is going to be tired, they're not killed. Yes. So I'm just trying to understand like, what was we of course, you can't understand the wisdom of Allah. But like if we can try to understand what was the wisdom behind this thing that killing that young boy because he was going to grow up and become a tyrant, and not put down with others? Yeah.

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So very good. So the question is, not every person all the scenario that happened, like not every car accident that happens is because someone's coming to steal your car. Okay, not every person that dies is because they're going to do something horrific later. Okay.

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The SUTA is not telling us to find the exact reason the Sudha is telling us to do what to trust that there is a reason. Now the natural question is what? Why wouldn't Allah just make it known to us?

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To say that this person you're friends with in 20 years is going to hurt your feelings.

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And your relationship is going to break apart, you will look at them and say, I don't really want to be friends with you. And you look at someone else, and you know what they're going to do, and they're going to do and they're going to do all the wisdom of all the destiny will be apparent to you, and you'd say, I don't really want to be around anybody.

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So, and you would miss out on so many experiences, so much, you would miss out on so many experiences out of fear of what could potentially go wrong. Right? Or that it is going to go wrong at the end. But in the journey of what you experienced, there's so much to gain, there's someone benefit, there are many people that you probably have been had a relationship in your life with friendship, etc. that maybe isn't where it was. And if you knew that at the beginning, you're like, I don't really want to invest all this time, all this energy, all this, you know, into this, but you actually gained a lot from that. Because you didn't know what the eventualities was going to be. So

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sometimes we we yearn to know, but in fact, it would actually be torturous for us to know everything that was hidden from us, it would actually make us like chaotic people, we wouldn't be able to function normally. Because we have to operate on good faith. There's just a level of tranquility that exists within us. Right? I almost don't want to know, right? That's kind of we say that sometimes, I'm doing this and I kind of almost don't want to know, it's like, I kind of just want to do it with sincerity. And then whatever happens happens. If you knew everything that was going to happen, then you would be incapable of experiencing sincerity. Because you would only do what fit

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you and you would say what didn't fit you. So the sutra is not saying that you will come to uncover every scenario, right? It's not saying that when you see somebody and by the way, it's also not saying to try, because that's what Moutai said, I'm trying to do. Okay, also, another side point you cannot do I mentioned, Musa was upset and everything that happened wasn't me. He was upset when the ship was ruined, he was upset when the boy got killed. He was upset when he built a wall for these horrible people. The Tafseer says, Musa is the Muslim, you shouldn't be upset when you see something wrong. You should, if you see somebody ruin someone's property, you should get upset. If you see a

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young person, or an old person or any person for that matter, being oppressed to the point of, you know, torture, physical abuse, murder, you shouldn't say, Ah, there's a reason. Don't be that person. Right? You shouldn't be upset, be like Messiah, but along with having your human reaction, you have to have the trust that there's something there. You have to know that. Now there's a time and I'm gonna, I'm gonna advise everybody, this, there's a time to come to remind and to talk about the wisdom behind things. And that time is not at the onset of the calamity. If somebody experiences tragedy, it is not the time to tell them. There's a reason.

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Okay, like don't be that person.

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It may take them months or years before they want to have that conversation. Right. All this is saying to us is that we need to know that there is in fact, a divine strategy behind everything. Nothing is happening. Chaotically nothing's happening haphazardly. Allah Tada is not out of knowledge of what's happening. No, it's all following divine strategy. Right. And we're in good hands. Yes. So in this story, Heather is an agent of good, yes. And thus, these three instances happen for good reason. But could there not be an agent of evil that just does things because they're evil? Sure. There's definitely a the definitely a possibility that someone does something

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wrong in the position of a NASA there, of course, but someone could do something wrong. What gives us the knowledge so they're as good as Allah Oh,

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I told Musa that this is my servant, my knowledgeable servant, I gave him knowledge that there is acting, knowing what the future is, Musa as you and I, we don't know what the future is, but said there is an individual that Allah has, he's giving us a little peek of what a person would be like if they knew what the future held. Right? And so the lesson here is ultimately what, there is a reason that things happen. That there is an example of that, because there is a person who knew that and acted accordingly. Our limited scope causes us to react like Musa did. How can you do that? How would you do that? Why would you do that? But when we start to think about what Kinder knew, we

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start to have trust in the one that gave her that knowledge in the first place. Right? We don't trust each other. We trust the one that gave knowledge to her. Right?

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Question. And what else? We're very familiar with trauma?

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Question?

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Yeah.

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Yes?

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Yes.

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Okay.

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So, no, and the reason why is because freewill is part of the destiny that God granted us. Okay, so an example is, God's knowledge of something does not take away our choice. Both of those things exist simultaneously. So God knows exactly what you're going to do. Right, but at the same time, gave you the choice to do what you'd like to do. My teacher told me this example one time where he had a cup of water and a cup of filth, right, like mud, and then clear water. And he said, choose which one you want to drink from. And everybody who had senses was like, Yeah, we're gonna drink from a clean water, right? He said, I knew that. But I still give you the choice. And God's

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knowledge is infinitely greater than that example. But he said, This is an example of how someone can know something, while still giving another person the choice to do something. Right. And this is my example, with my even my own children, is that even though I tell them like, Hey, do you want this? Or do you want this? I know what they're gonna choose, my knowledge of knowing does not restrict them from choosing, right, their experiences that they had free will, my experience is that I know what I'm gonna give them. That makes sense. Yeah. So they're not mutually exclusive. And then at the end of that will start to fray. Inshallah, at the end of that comes an overwhelming sense of

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humility, that my ability to comprehend this is even somewhat spotty, right? Like, when we try to think of infinite infinity, your brain stops, right, we can think of time to a certain degree along a spectrum along, you know, linear fashion. And then we're like, think of beyond that, knowing I can, my mind just stops, right. And so in that way, there is also that limit that God has set upon us to understand how Destiny works, how predestination works, and how a person's freewill works. Yeah, that's its own. That's what I teach at the seminary upstairs, and it takes an entire semester. So I just gave you like a two minute unsatisfactory answer, but we can have some more discussions on

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it. Okay. Does that make it everybody? We'll see you in Charlottesville, NYU.