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The hosts of today's reassurance podcast discuss the importance of vulnerability and desperation in the Bible, as it is the foundation of success and power. They also talk about the story of the miracle of Isa, which is a step in the way to retirement of Islam, and the importance of leaders and teachers not overs interrupting boundaries and creating false accusations. The complexities of Islam, including the transition from one perspective to another, the emotional impact of the story, and the importance of faith in connecting with others is also discussed. The speakers emphasize the need for a child for all and the importance of knowing one's own values and showcasing a gift.

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Everybody for joining us here on this 29th

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night of Ramadan, the last of the odd

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nights of this,

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this year's

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most beautiful month for us, Alhamdulillah.

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We are, insha'Allah, gonna continue with our series.

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We, of course, have 2 left tonight and

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tomorrow night. Inshallah for those of you again,

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who weren't here last night, we're having the

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eclipse prayer tomorrow before Luhr,

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around 1:40. So if you wanna get here

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early, just maybe you can even watch the

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Eclipse from here and then, you know, kinda

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catch a little bit of it and then

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come inside and pray.

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Insha'Allah. And then there are 8 prayers on

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Wednesday. So I'm just making those announcements now

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so everyone's aware.

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Tonight's du'a tonight's story of du'a from the

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Quran

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is

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a

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it's a master class

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on really what is the fuel

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and what is the,

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you know, the the the engine behind what

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makes your supplication to God so

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real and authentic. And that is

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the tone of vulnerability and desperation.

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When

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scholars talk about the etiquettes of making du'a,

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the etiquettes of supplicating to Allah,

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they speak about the external etiquettes,

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you know, things like it's better for a

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person to be in a state of wudu,

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a person should be facing the qiblah,

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a person should be, you know, this this

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this, maybe after they pray 2 rakats of

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of nefal, etcetera. Like, there's all these external

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etiquettes.

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But then the scholars also introduce the internal

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etiquette,

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and they say that the person should be,

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for example,

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repentant. The person should be in a state

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of of of,

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penitence to God, giving some charity, right, preparing

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oneself in that way. But the one that

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you always find at the beginning of the

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top of that list is the person has

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to be in a state of

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humility and desperation and vulnerability with Allah.

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And that desperation of vulnerability

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is exemplified

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by today's du'a. So Shaykhavan Assur Insha'Allah is

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gonna give us some of the background, the

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context, and then we're going to go through

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the

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dua itself.

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One of the greatest miracles that this world

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has ever witnessed

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and it was the

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second

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greatest manifestation of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala's might

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and his power

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on this

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earth,

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after the creation of Adam alaihis salam

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was

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the birth of 'Isa alaihis salam. Jesus.

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Because Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

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says in the Quran

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That the example of 'Isa

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according to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

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is similar to the

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example

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of Adam

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Because ultimately both of them demonstrate the same

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thing.

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They demonstrate

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the fact that

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all the different mechanics,

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all the different means that lead to a

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particular end

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They are only valid

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because Allah

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made them valid.

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They only work

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when Allah allows them to work.

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But they need Allah,

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but Allah doesn't need them.

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The means

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the means need the permission and the order

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and the command of Allah. The power of

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Allah to be inserted into the means.

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But the power of Allah is independent

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of the means.

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Okay? That's why, you know, and again may

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Allah

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bless,

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you know, families or couples with,

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healthy and pious, righteous children.

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And may Allah

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make it easy for those who,

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want to have children and Allah has not

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written children for them. May Allah make that

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easy for them. Say,

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And so I I wanna use this as

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an example because Allah uses Allah presents this

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as an example to us in the Quran.

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But I don't mean to be insensitive by

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using it just simply as an example.

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says

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Allah grants a daughter to whomsoever He wills.

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And Allah grants a son to whomsoever He

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wills.

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And some people,

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they have sons and daughters

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And whoever Allah wills, He grants them no

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children.

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It's all from the will and the permission

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of Allah

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So

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but the point I'm trying to make is

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you can have a young, healthy,

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fit couple

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that will not have children,

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because the means are there but the for

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whatever Allah

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wisdom is and we trust Allah's wisdom.

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But Allah had not granted

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the permission for them to have children

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or

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none of the circumstances

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could be there.

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Like Mariam

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a

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young lady

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who is not married

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has never

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had an intimate moment

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with a man

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and yet

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she finds herself pregnant

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and then gives birth to a child miraculously.

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So

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that is one of the great stories of

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the Quran and one of the great moments

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of the manifestation of Allah's might and power

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on this earth.

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Why am I talking about that?

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Because in the Quran, Surat Maryam, Surah 19,

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when Allah wants to tell us the story

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of the miracle of Isa,

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the miraculous

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birth of Isa

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without a father,

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Allah first primes us for that story

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by telling us another story that is also

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miraculous,

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but it is

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a step

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on the way to that great miracle.

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And so what was that first miracle that

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led to that bigger miracle?

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It was the prophet Zakariyah

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alaihis salam.

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The prophet Zakariyah alaihis salam was

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he is a prophet of Allah,

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Zechariah,

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Zakariyah.

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He was,

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a prophet of Allah. He was the imam

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of his people.

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He was actually

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where he was he resided in Baytul Maqdis

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in Al Quds in Jerusalem.

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He was the imam

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and the leader of the believers at Al

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Masjid Al Aqsa.

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And he was devout and he was dedicated

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and he was amazing.

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And he served

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the religion, and he served the people his

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whole life.

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And

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when he got to

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and him and his wife, they never were

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able to have children.

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They didn't have any children. It's what Allah

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had willed.

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And he got to a very very old

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age

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and he knew that

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he was in his twilight

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years.

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He knew that

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the return back to Allah

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the ultimate retirement

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was on the horizon.

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He could sense it. He could see it.

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He could feel

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it. But he was worried about the community

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Because he said that, 'I've poured my life

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into the community.'

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The Muslims, the believers.

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And I'm worried about leaving them without somebody

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to guide them,

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somebody to take care of them.

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So

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I'm concerned about that.

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And I don't wanna get too much caught

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into the weeds here, but his dua is

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very interesting. Right? He says,

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He presents a problem. He says I'm not

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confident in the people that I'm leaving behind

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to be responsible, to be in charge. My

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wife was not able to bear children, so

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please rent me a son.

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Okay?

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There's a little bit of a nuance point

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and that is

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that, well,

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why does it have to be his own

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son that he would leave in charge? Somebody

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might think nepotism. That's not the point. The

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point is I my own child, I can

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teach and I can mentor and I can

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guide and I can mold

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100%.

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But why couldn't you do that with the

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student?

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Well, because there's always a difference

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in a good way

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that

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I'll give you all an example.

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My teacher,

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my Sheikh, Mustimaman Naim

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He passed away about almost 4 years ago

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now

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I had the privilege and the opportunity of

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learning from him, studying

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with him, and being under his, like, tutelage

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for 32 years.

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And he

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he was not just my teacher, but he

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was basically

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the

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kind of, like, religious guide for even my

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parents.

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But it was fascinating.

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He would always respect that fact

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that I had my parents.

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So I would go to him and I

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would say,

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Sheikh,

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what do you think I should do about

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x, y, or z?

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And he would always say, you should talk

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to your parents.

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What did your parents have to say?

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And he would insist on knowing what my

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parents had to say. Funny thing was my

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parents what they had to say was,

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and

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they would just toss me back and forth.

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Right?

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Until finally then he would relent and then

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he would, you know, sometimes sometimes sometimes he'd

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just pick up the phone and he'd call

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my dad.

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He would just pick up the phone, and

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he'd call my dad. He's like, yeah. Nasir

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was asking me about etcetera, etcetera.

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I told him to, you know, talk to

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you, and my dad would say, no, actually,

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I told him to talk to you. He's

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like, I just wanted to make sure. I

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just wanted to check. He always respected that

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fact. So anyways, I'm getting too much into

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the weeds here, but there's a there's kind

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of an interesting point here about

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the ethics of

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really remarkable leaders and teachers

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that they don't overstep the line. They don't

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overstep their boundaries.

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They're very mindful. They're very respectful.

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Alright?

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So Zakariyah alaihi salam said ultimately I can't

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100%

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mold somebody who isn't my own child.

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So, oh, Allah, I ask you for that.

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He makes his dua. He's asking for that

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because he's concerned about the community after him.

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But they had lived the whole life. Even

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Cathid in one narration mentions Zacariel was 70.

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One narration mentions he was a 100 years

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old.

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He lived his whole life.

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But he finally reaches this moment at the

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age of 70 plus

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when it's biologically

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impossible.

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That's the point

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at which he reaches that point of desperation

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and he begs and he pleads and he

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insists and he demands

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Demands in a humble way. I'm using that

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word.

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It's used in the Quran,

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which base it's used in a hadith of

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the prophet

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which

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basically means you like grovel and beg. You're

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like

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you know, holding on to

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the curtain. You're holding on to the

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clothes.

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You're holding on to the door handle. And

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and you're saying, I'm not gonna let go.

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I'm not gonna let go. I'm not gonna

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let go.

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Please, please, you have to help me.

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What inspired him at that

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point in life to take

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this approach and be so insistent and demanding

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and desperate?

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And it's a very powerful

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moment

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and you see how all these stories interact

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and intertwine with one another.

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We were talking about Asa when I started

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off the great miracle.

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Asa's mother is Maria.

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Mariam was the niece

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of Zakariyah.

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And

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Zakariyah, the prophet, the uncle of Miriam,

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was her teacher and her mentor.

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As a prophet, as the imam. He was

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her teacher and mentor, and she would study

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with him and learn,

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read the scripture,

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the Torah,

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and she would serve al Masjid Al Aqsa

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She would take care of the masjid

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And Zakari al Aqsa is an old man.

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We've visited Masjid Al Aqsa

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and there's a corner of Masjid Al Aqsa

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that is

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dedicated,

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commemorated

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it commemorates it. It's

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memorializes

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this moment from the Quran.

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It's called the mihrab of Maryam.

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She used to go and worship in a

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corner of Al Aqsa.

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And one day Zakariya is an old man,

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70, 80, 90 plus years old.

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Aang's walking around

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Alexa,

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just taking a look at things

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and he goes to check on Maria and

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make sure everything's okay. She's doing her homework.

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She's studying, praying

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and when he goes there

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He finds her with a

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basket of fruit in front of her

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And the fruit

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was out of season

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and from out of the region.

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Out of season out of region.

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It wasn't the season of that fruit and

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that fruit did not grow in this entire

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region.

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And yet she has a basket of it

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in front of her.

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He said, Oh, Mariam.

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How'd you come by this?

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How?'

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And she

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responds he's asking her the question, not that

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he doesn't know he's a prophet of God,

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but he's asking her as a teacher.

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Like when the teacher asks you the question,

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What does this word mean?

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Right? And these students are kind of like,

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What? He doesn't know? Of course I know.

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I'm asking you.

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I know what a istishan means. You tell

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me what it means.

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Alright? Oh, this got real for some of

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those zul students.

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I hear them in the back. Alright?

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So but

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So he asks her as a teacher,

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How did you come by this?

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She says Allah provided it.

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The angels would literally come down and bring

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her that basket of fruit

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as she worshiped Allah.

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And she recited her homework back to our

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teacher.

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She said that Allah provides whatever he wants

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to whomsoever he wants, however he wants, whenever

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he wants, however much he wants.

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Allah provides. Period.

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No qualifiers. Allah provides. That's it. That's the

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end of the sentence. Full ishta.

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Alright?

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There's no qualifiers to that. Allah provides. We

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always we always have the qualifiers. That's our

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problem.

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When he hears that,

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he says, SubhanAllah.

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100 on the homework.

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But also,

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we all always seek inspiration from one another.

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We always should. Never ever close yourself off

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from inspiration.

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Never do that.

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Always learn. Always listen. Always reflect.

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And so what he does is he immediately

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takes that

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gem

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and he goes to another corner of the

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masjid, his corner where he would sit and

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worship, And there's a corner of Masil Aqsa

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that commemorates that spot,

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the Mihrab of Zakariyah

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And these verses

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are written right there.

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Zakariyah alaihi salaam stood there and he made

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dua.

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And he said,

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My Lord

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grant me

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beautiful, righteous children

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And

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indeed,

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you hear all the duas of a person.

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Immediately on the spot. He hadn't even put

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his hands down and the angel came to

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him.

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He's still praying there.

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And gave him the good news that Allah

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is going to grant you a son.

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Allah has already named him for you, Yahya.

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And he will be a leader of the

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people as you need it.

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And he will be

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dignified and modest and humble

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And he will be a prophet, a righteous

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prophet of God

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So this is the story

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and Ustad is going to share with us

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the dua. And as he mentioned

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that

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the topic of dua in the Quran

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and more so the how to,

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how do you make dua? How do you

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actually do it?

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The dua of Zakariyah

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that is shared in the Quran

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is like a case study of it, and

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our scholars have used it to

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extrapolate,

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to to extract from it

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how the dua should be made.

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Please listen benefit.

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So this dua is actually,

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memorialized in different places in the Quran

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or the referencing of Zakariyah calling out to

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. One of the places

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that we find is in Surat Al Anbiya,

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which is the 21st chapter. Another place that

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we find Zakariya making du'a to Allah is

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in Surat Surat Maryam which is the 19th

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chapter.

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And you have

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interestingly, again, it's

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anytime you hear the same story being repeated

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either in the Quran or the Hadith.

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When I say same here, I mean a

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different account or a

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different lens

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of that same moment. It's similar to, like,

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when you're watching, for example, a movie and

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then there's one lens or you're watching ta

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dum's broadcast.

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Can we do the switch real quick? Can

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you guys show me? So this is one

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ah, there we go. That's it. Nice. Masha

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Allah. Alright. Oh, there we go. Alright. So

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you see how we're able to switch perspectives

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like that? When you read the same story

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but in different places in the Quran, that's

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what's happening.

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So you're able to see one lens which

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may be the front and then you see

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the side and then you see the, you

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know,

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the other angle, the back and all this.

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And Allah is giving you like a 360

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degree view of this moment.

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So you can better understand

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and better appreciate the nuance and the complexity

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of what's going on. So in Surat Al

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Anbiya,

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Allah Ta'ala says,

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This is one element of the dua and

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you hear one element of desperation here.

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He says, oh Allah,

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dear God,

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my lord,

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don't leave me

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childless, aka alone.

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Don't leave me

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without a successor,

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without somebody to

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teach

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and train and be my companion.

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And a lot of times, like Sheikh just

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mentioned, there is the technical side of this,

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which is, you know, historically speaking,

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the way in which lineage carried forward

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tradition or trade or or skill

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was through apprenticeship of a child.

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So you have, like, oh, my father was

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this and so I became this.

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Right? And you still see this today with

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some industries

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like businesses.

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Families that are running businesses

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tend to,

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you know,

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deliver the business responsibility to the children as

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they get older and then it kind of

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goes and that's why they say it's a

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family owned business.

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Right? Sheikh knows. He always told me about

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the Maimon culture.

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Maimans, I just saw a bunch of they

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see these who roll their eyes.

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Sheik said that when when Maimans become doctors,

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it's like an immensely disappointing thing for the

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family

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because you you you cut off the family

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business. You work for somebody else. You work

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for somebody else. We all work for Allah.

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Okay. So

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so,

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we shouldn't be laughing. That's actually a true

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statement. So

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it's so he's he's he's begging Allah, don't

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let me be

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childless and alone.

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And the technical side of it is true,

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but we also have to understand that there

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is you know, Sheikh Mahmoud was sitting here

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on the 27th night, and he was explaining

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that beautiful moment when he was talking about

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becoming a father or a parent, a mother,

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and

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how

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the ceiling of your emotional capacity

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is changed when that happens.

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And you discover

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new things about your own self.

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And this is something, like Shaykh mentioned, that

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it's it's a form of rizq from Allah.

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Children

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themselves are a form of provision from Allah.

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Some may have, some may not have. May

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Allah give them healthy and righteous to whoever

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wants them, You Allah. Amin.

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But this is a desperate cry from a

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person. He's not only speaking from the realm

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of technical.

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He's speaking emotionally.

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Like, I feel lonely.

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I don't want this to be my legacy.

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I don't want this to be the end.

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But the main driver of this that we

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find in the other

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chapter

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is what? And I'll it's kinda skipping around

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a a little bit.

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He says what? In Suvam Maryam,

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I am worried. I'm afraid

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of who's going to carry on the faith.

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His primary concern is not his business nor

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is it even his own emotional vulnerability.

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His primary concern is what?

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That he wants someone to inherit

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this message of Islam,

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the true message of God

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so that this lineage cannot just exist

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but exist with the purpose of faith

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of connection to Allah

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and being a conduit

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of connecting others to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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And this is why a lot of people

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here like, I don't know how many people

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here have kids. I know that a lot

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of us, you know, roots and kalam tend

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to attract the the audiences that are kind

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of either in the stages of being single,

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engaged, newly married and then some of us,

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MashaAllah, like have kids but a lot of

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people who don't have kids when you're in

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this stage we start talking about this you

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like check out. I remember because that was

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me.

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My son Musa is 7. 8 years ago

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when people talked about kids I'd be like,

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alright. Like wake me up when you're done.

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But remember

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that and we've talked about this.

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The legacy that you hand off to your

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child is prepared before you have that child.

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Like, you can't give what you don't have.

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The one who is empty can't give.

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And so

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even though you're hearing a story about a

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person begging for a child for the purpose

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of carrying on the legacy of faith and

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even though that might not resonate with you

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immediately,

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I want you just to simply fast forward.

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I mean, doesn't it feel like the era

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of COVID was just yesterday? Can you guys

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believe it was 4 years?

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Can you believe it was 4 years ago?

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I was, like, I was I I was,

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like, convinced that that was a lie. Someone

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told me, I was like, no. There's no

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way.

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4 years ago we're April right now. It's

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April 2024.

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It was in March 2020 when everything started

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to really

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screech and, you know, to a halt.

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So

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how quickly will the next 4 years go?

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You and I are so convinced that this

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season, this stage, this form of life that

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we're in right now is gonna be forever,

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but the next 4 years will fly by.

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And before you know it,

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you're gonna have this thing in your lap.

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And then before you know it that thing

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is gonna be talking to you.

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Asking you for Pokemon cards.

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Asking you and then eventually asking you, who

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is God?

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And you're sitting there looking eye to eye

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with a 7 year old

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wondering why they're asking such thoughtful questions about

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their creator

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and realizing that I didn't prepare myself

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well enough to be able to hand off

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the flag of this faithful lineage.

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May Allah protect us.

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And so Zakariyah is calling upon Allah for

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a child for all the reasons. Right? There

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is a technical side to it. There's definitely

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an emotional side to it, but all of

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it is driven by this concern about who's

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gonna carry on this message.

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I can't be the last one in my

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lineage.

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The light of faith cannot turn off with

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my name on the family tree. It has

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to keep going.

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And so Allah Ta'ala he says,

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We answered him and we gave him Yahya.

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This is the name that Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala chose

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for his son, for the son of Zakariyah.

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And he says, and we

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gave this child to his

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wife. We made his wife able to carry

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this child. But Allah Ta'ala then describes them.

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When they were approaching the dua, like one

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of the things the context of their of

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their desperate plea

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was not that they were negligent,

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flagrantly sinful, unrepentant people and then suddenly, oh

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Allah, can you can you get this for

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me? Thank you. And then going back to

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their negligence,

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they primed and prepared their supplications

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by being connected to Allah on all times.

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In the heart work we're going over the

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Hadith of Ibn Abbas, famous narration.

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One of the narrations of that hadith, one

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of the versions of it that says, remember

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Allah in times of good and he will

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remember you in

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difficult

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times.

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So Allah is describing this here.

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They

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used to encourage and raise and and and

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this sort of culture, this family culture of

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doing good.

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Maryam is making dua to Allah

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in the corner of a masjid as a

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student of knowledge.

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Zakariyah is a prophet of God and a

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teacher of a people.

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This goodness that they surrounded, immersed themselves in

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is what is actually impacting and affecting the

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supplication that they're making to Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala.

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And they would call upon us. Lesson number

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3. When you make du'a to Allah, you

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have to have 2 emotions.

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Number 1,

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you have to have optimism.

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You have to be hopeful

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because you're calling upon the one that can

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answer anything. But number 2 is you have

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to have a level,

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a level of and I say this carefully.

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You have to have a level of

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I don't wanna say fear in the same

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way that we're scared of spiders.

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Not me. Right, guys?

00:30:29--> 00:30:31

Or you're afraid of heights. That's a different

00:30:31--> 00:30:32

kind of fear.

00:30:33--> 00:30:35

This fear, when Allah mentions fear in the

00:30:35--> 00:30:35

Quran,

00:30:36--> 00:30:38

it's fear of what? Of loss.

00:30:39--> 00:30:41

When Allah tells us to fear him, when

00:30:41--> 00:30:45

God says fear me or fearing this this

00:30:45--> 00:30:47

relationship with Allah is hopeful and fearful, You're

00:30:47--> 00:30:49

not fearing God like you're afraid of heights

00:30:49--> 00:30:51

or spiders. You're afraid of Allah

00:30:52--> 00:30:54

letting you drift away from him,

00:30:55--> 00:30:56

and now you have no rope back to

00:30:56--> 00:30:57

him.

00:30:58--> 00:30:59

Because what's more afraid? Have you guys ever

00:30:59--> 00:31:01

seen a child that's lost?

00:31:02--> 00:31:04

Have you see do you see how absolutely

00:31:04--> 00:31:05

just

00:31:05--> 00:31:07

covered in fear they are?

00:31:08--> 00:31:10

That's the fear Allah is talking about.

00:31:11--> 00:31:12

Fear Allah like that.

00:31:13--> 00:31:15

When a child can't see their parent anymore

00:31:16--> 00:31:18

and they're, like, scanning the room looking to

00:31:18--> 00:31:18

see

00:31:19--> 00:31:21

and they find maybe a person that was

00:31:21--> 00:31:23

wearing a similar color and they run to

00:31:23--> 00:31:25

them and then they're only disappointed to see

00:31:25--> 00:31:26

that it's not their parent.

00:31:26--> 00:31:28

That's the fear of Allah that we are

00:31:28--> 00:31:31

supposed to be gleaning that off of.

00:31:31--> 00:31:33

And so he says that

00:31:34--> 00:31:35

they called upon us

00:31:40--> 00:31:41

And with us,

00:31:42--> 00:31:43

as a result of this desperation

00:31:44--> 00:31:46

and this hope, they always came to us

00:31:46--> 00:31:47

in a state of utter humility.

00:31:48--> 00:31:51

Now Zakariyah himself in Surah Maryam, he describes

00:31:51--> 00:31:53

this with his own words.

00:31:57--> 00:31:58

I want you guys to listen to this.

00:31:59--> 00:32:00

I'll never forget the first time I heard

00:32:00--> 00:32:02

Sheikh teach this. You know, I think it

00:32:02--> 00:32:04

was at a an intensive,

00:32:05--> 00:32:06

like, what?

00:32:06--> 00:32:08

It was 13 years ago. Wow.

00:32:10--> 00:32:12

I'm gonna hold the jokes because it's it's

00:32:12--> 00:32:12

sad.

00:32:13--> 00:32:15

13 years ago when Sheikh first taught

00:32:15--> 00:32:17

this du'a of Zakariyah, it's the first time

00:32:17--> 00:32:18

I ever heard it like this.

00:32:19--> 00:32:21

Zakariyah is calling upon Allah and

00:32:21--> 00:32:23

he's saying it so

00:32:24--> 00:32:25

I mean, the only word to describe it

00:32:25--> 00:32:26

is just

00:32:27--> 00:32:27

like unfiltered.

00:32:29--> 00:32:31

Like you just talk to Allah about your

00:32:31--> 00:32:32

greatest fears,

00:32:33--> 00:32:34

your weaknesses.

00:32:34--> 00:32:35

He's not hiding anything.

00:32:36--> 00:32:37

You know, if you meet someone and you

00:32:37--> 00:32:40

need something, you don't show your full hand

00:32:41--> 00:32:42

because you're afraid that they might take advantage

00:32:42--> 00:32:45

of you. Right? I really need this ride.

00:32:46--> 00:32:47

But I could always Uber.

00:32:47--> 00:32:49

Your banking out is empty, brother.

00:32:50--> 00:32:51

That Uber driver is not gonna drop you

00:32:51--> 00:32:54

off until the payment goes through. You really

00:32:54--> 00:32:55

do need this ride.

00:32:55--> 00:32:58

And the human to human request is always

00:32:58--> 00:32:59

hedged

00:32:59--> 00:33:00

for honor.

00:33:01--> 00:33:03

We always hedge our human to human requests

00:33:03--> 00:33:05

because we're afraid of being embarrassed.

00:33:07--> 00:33:08

Hey. Hey. Are you are you available?

00:33:09--> 00:33:12

Yeah. Why? You know, don't worry about it.

00:33:12--> 00:33:13

And then you're like,

00:33:14--> 00:33:15

no. No. Tell me what you need. No.

00:33:15--> 00:33:17

I'm good. I'm good. Don't worry about it.

00:33:17--> 00:33:18

No. Tell me. Oh, okay. Well, if you

00:33:18--> 00:33:19

insist.

00:33:20--> 00:33:23

We're hedged for embarrassment. We don't wanna embarrass

00:33:23--> 00:33:23

ourselves.

00:33:24--> 00:33:26

I don't wanna be so completely desperate to

00:33:26--> 00:33:28

you because I don't wanna be needy.

00:33:29--> 00:33:30

No one likes to be surrounded by needy

00:33:30--> 00:33:32

people except for Allah.

00:33:33--> 00:33:35

Allah loves your neediness.

00:33:37--> 00:33:39

He loves it. Not because of some

00:33:41--> 00:33:42

some godly,

00:33:42--> 00:33:44

you know, I I feel bad even saying

00:33:44--> 00:33:46

it. But sometimes people who don't understand religion,

00:33:46--> 00:33:49

they're like, this is a very narcissistic God.

00:33:49--> 00:33:52

No, dude. This is what God wants to

00:33:52--> 00:33:53

give you,

00:33:54--> 00:33:56

What narcissist wants to give without any reward.

00:33:56--> 00:33:58

You can't do anything for Allah. He's telling

00:33:58--> 00:34:00

you come to me so I can give

00:34:00--> 00:34:01

you and you can't even repay me.

00:34:02--> 00:34:04

It's not narcissism. Have you guys ever met?

00:34:04--> 00:34:06

Have you seen what narcissism looks like? They

00:34:06--> 00:34:08

have no interest in giving you anything.

00:34:09--> 00:34:11

They just want you to give everything to

00:34:11--> 00:34:11

them.

00:34:12--> 00:34:14

So Allah wants us to come to him.

00:34:14--> 00:34:15

Why? Out of recognition

00:34:16--> 00:34:18

that he is the one who will in

00:34:18--> 00:34:20

the same way that you can't wait to

00:34:20--> 00:34:21

meet the person that you have a gift

00:34:21--> 00:34:22

for.

00:34:22--> 00:34:24

That's why Allah wants you to show up.

00:34:24--> 00:34:25

You know how when you have a gift

00:34:25--> 00:34:27

for somebody, you're like, I can't wait to

00:34:27--> 00:34:29

see them. I hope they come. I hope

00:34:29--> 00:34:30

they come today so I can give them

00:34:30--> 00:34:32

this gift. Allah is saying, come to me

00:34:33--> 00:34:35

so I can give you this gift.

00:34:38--> 00:34:39

Zakaria says,

00:34:42--> 00:34:43

my bones

00:34:45--> 00:34:45

have become

00:34:46--> 00:34:48

basically, they're turning to dust.

00:34:53--> 00:34:54

And my hair,

00:34:54--> 00:34:56

if you look at the definition or the

00:34:56--> 00:34:57

translation,

00:34:57--> 00:35:00

it says my hair has turned white

00:35:00--> 00:35:02

but it actually is referring to, like, the

00:35:02--> 00:35:03

whiteness of a flame.

00:35:04--> 00:35:06

My hair has been lit on fire

00:35:07--> 00:35:08

because it's so,

00:35:08--> 00:35:10

like, just absolutely

00:35:10--> 00:35:12

my hair is just gone like toast. Like,

00:35:12--> 00:35:13

I, you know, I used to have this

00:35:13--> 00:35:15

nice we're so we were talking about this

00:35:15--> 00:35:18

upstairs. Actually, used to have this nice full

00:35:18--> 00:35:20

colored head of hair and now

00:35:20--> 00:35:22

it's just gray. It looks like it was

00:35:22--> 00:35:23

burnt to a crisp. When you look at

00:35:23--> 00:35:26

like a field after it's burnt, after there's

00:35:26--> 00:35:28

a fire and it's just like straw that's

00:35:28--> 00:35:29

dry and just destroyed.

00:35:32--> 00:35:34

He's listing all the reasons

00:35:35--> 00:35:37

why from, like, a biological standpoint, this should

00:35:37--> 00:35:38

not happen.

00:35:38--> 00:35:40

I'm old, I'm incapable,

00:35:40--> 00:35:42

and I'm completely out of my league when

00:35:42--> 00:35:44

it comes to making this request.

00:35:46--> 00:35:48

But then as Ibnata'allah says,

00:35:49--> 00:35:50

when you call upon Allah,

00:35:51--> 00:35:52

don't

00:35:52--> 00:35:55

think about you, think about God.

00:35:56--> 00:35:58

If you think about you, you'll come up

00:35:58--> 00:36:00

with a million reasons why this shouldn't happen.

00:36:00--> 00:36:01

Because you know what?

00:36:02--> 00:36:03

Truthfully,

00:36:03--> 00:36:05

none of us really deserve it.

00:36:05--> 00:36:07

If I'm making du'a calling upon Allah and

00:36:07--> 00:36:09

talking about myself the whole time,

00:36:09--> 00:36:11

I'm gonna arrive at the conclusion that I

00:36:11--> 00:36:12

kinda suck.

00:36:13--> 00:36:15

And really if I'm going off of my

00:36:15--> 00:36:16

own merit,

00:36:16--> 00:36:18

there's no real reason for Allah to give

00:36:18--> 00:36:19

me this.

00:36:21--> 00:36:22

But then he changes the topic just like

00:36:22--> 00:36:23

ibn Atsawalla

00:36:24--> 00:36:26

who knew the Quran, he was a scholar

00:36:26--> 00:36:28

of Quran, he knew. So he's summarizing for

00:36:28--> 00:36:28

us beautifully.

00:36:29--> 00:36:31

When you make dua, don't talk about yourself.

00:36:31--> 00:36:33

Talk about who? Allah.

00:36:34--> 00:36:35

Allah tells us in the Quran

00:36:37--> 00:36:38

that the beautiful names

00:36:39--> 00:36:41

belong to Him so call upon Him by

00:36:41--> 00:36:41

them.

00:36:42--> 00:36:43

Talk about Him not you.

00:36:44--> 00:36:44

So He

00:36:45--> 00:36:45

says,

00:36:47--> 00:36:48

I

00:36:50--> 00:36:51

have never

00:36:51--> 00:36:53

despite the fact that my bones are breaking

00:36:53--> 00:36:55

and my hair is white and there's no

00:36:55--> 00:36:56

reason

00:36:56--> 00:36:59

in this material world why I should be

00:36:59--> 00:37:01

able to have a child at this stage,

00:37:02--> 00:37:04

but there's one thing that's true. Just like

00:37:04--> 00:37:06

all that's true, there's one thing that's truer

00:37:06--> 00:37:08

and that is that, oh, Allah, you've never

00:37:08--> 00:37:09

disappointed me before.

00:37:11--> 00:37:11

Science

00:37:12--> 00:37:13

is your creation.

00:37:14--> 00:37:15

You control it.

00:37:16--> 00:37:18

You decide what is possible and what is

00:37:18--> 00:37:18

impossible.

00:37:20--> 00:37:22

You know, when when when I

00:37:22--> 00:37:25

talk to like physicians, some of you might

00:37:25--> 00:37:27

be here right now. My brother's a doctor

00:37:27--> 00:37:28

as well. When I talk to physicians,

00:37:29--> 00:37:30

I am always blown away

00:37:32--> 00:37:32

by

00:37:33--> 00:37:36

how many moments they have in a given

00:37:36--> 00:37:37

week

00:37:38--> 00:37:39

where

00:37:39--> 00:37:42

whatever they guessed based on their best judgment

00:37:42--> 00:37:43

or estimate,

00:37:44--> 00:37:45

whether it's

00:37:46--> 00:37:49

chances of survival, chances of this, chances of

00:37:49--> 00:37:49

that,

00:37:49--> 00:37:52

that those guesses are ultimately proven just to

00:37:52--> 00:37:52

be guesses.

00:37:53--> 00:37:56

Of course, some of them are well estimated,

00:37:56--> 00:37:59

well advised and they fall within the formula

00:37:59--> 00:38:01

of our own speculation. Sure, that happens.

00:38:01--> 00:38:02

Just like the

00:38:03--> 00:38:05

weather. It might rain. It might not.

00:38:05--> 00:38:07

But there are so many moments I feel

00:38:07--> 00:38:08

where a lot,

00:38:09--> 00:38:12

especially in the world of material science,

00:38:12--> 00:38:15

where he reaffirms and proves over and over

00:38:15--> 00:38:15

again

00:38:16--> 00:38:19

that your guess is good but it's just

00:38:19--> 00:38:20

a guess.

00:38:21--> 00:38:23

And you have to come you have to

00:38:23--> 00:38:24

be satisfied with that.

00:38:25--> 00:38:28

And there's no place better for a person

00:38:28--> 00:38:30

to rely on that than when they're making

00:38:30--> 00:38:31

dua to Allah,

00:38:32--> 00:38:34

and this is an example of that story.

00:38:35--> 00:38:36

Your dua to Allah

00:38:37--> 00:38:39

is only as good as your desperation to

00:38:39--> 00:38:39

him.

00:38:40--> 00:38:42

And your desperation of him

00:38:42--> 00:38:44

ignores all other factors

00:38:44--> 00:38:46

except that he is the one who's capable

00:38:46--> 00:38:47

of answering what you're praying for.

00:38:48--> 00:38:50

There are so many reasons why you shouldn't

00:38:50--> 00:38:52

have what you're praying for.

00:38:52--> 00:38:54

Some of those reasons might be literal,

00:38:55--> 00:38:55

technical,

00:38:56--> 00:38:57

institutional,

00:38:58--> 00:39:00

parameter based. They might have actual

00:39:00--> 00:39:03

documentation or policy. You cannot get in. You

00:39:03--> 00:39:05

should not do this. You cannot do that.

00:39:06--> 00:39:07

And you can be able to point,

00:39:08--> 00:39:11

you know, line 5 a says that this

00:39:11--> 00:39:13

for sure will not happen,

00:39:13--> 00:39:15

but Allah is the creator of line 5

00:39:15--> 00:39:16

a.

00:39:17--> 00:39:19

Allah created the person who wrote that policy.

00:39:21--> 00:39:23

Allah is the one who controls

00:39:23--> 00:39:26

the intellect and the capacity of the person

00:39:26--> 00:39:28

who even ideated and formed the thought of

00:39:28--> 00:39:29

that policy.

00:39:30--> 00:39:32

And so what then do we say about

00:39:32--> 00:39:34

that one, the one that we call upon?

00:39:34--> 00:39:36

This is why when

00:39:36--> 00:39:37

the prophet

00:39:37--> 00:39:39

was making his hijrah, his escape

00:39:40--> 00:39:42

from Mecca to Medina with his companion,

00:39:43--> 00:39:44

Abu Bakr,

00:39:45--> 00:39:47

and they were in the cave hiding from

00:39:47--> 00:39:49

those that were chasing them down.

00:39:50--> 00:39:51

Abu Bakr looks at the prophet sallallahu alaihi

00:39:51--> 00:39:54

wa sallam, and they see each other and

00:39:54--> 00:39:56

the cave is a very shallow mouth cave,

00:39:58--> 00:39:58

Qarasaur.

00:39:59--> 00:40:01

And it almost looks like

00:40:01--> 00:40:03

the cave is so shallow

00:40:03--> 00:40:05

that the people that are looking for them,

00:40:05--> 00:40:06

if they simply like glanced,

00:40:08--> 00:40:10

just you know did the whole scanning of

00:40:10--> 00:40:13

the area. If they glanced they would see

00:40:13--> 00:40:15

the legs and the feet of the Prophet

00:40:15--> 00:40:17

Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and Abu Bakr as Siddiq.

00:40:18--> 00:40:19

Abu Bakr notices this

00:40:20--> 00:40:21

and he says

00:40:22--> 00:40:24

to the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam this exact

00:40:24--> 00:40:26

line, if they look down, they will see

00:40:26--> 00:40:27

us.

00:40:27--> 00:40:29

Abu Bakr is speaking from the lens of

00:40:29--> 00:40:30

the material world.

00:40:31--> 00:40:32

He's not a prophet

00:40:34--> 00:40:35

and everyone has their human moments.

00:40:36--> 00:40:37

He's the best

00:40:37--> 00:40:39

of the non prophets, Abu Bakr

00:40:40--> 00:40:42

But everyone has their human moments and he's

00:40:42--> 00:40:44

scared not for him but for who? For

00:40:44--> 00:40:46

the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam.

00:40:47--> 00:40:49

You Rasool Allah, if they look down, they'll

00:40:49--> 00:40:50

see us. The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

00:40:50--> 00:40:51

looks at him and he says to him,

00:40:56--> 00:40:57

He says,

00:41:02--> 00:41:04

What would you say? What do you think

00:41:04--> 00:41:06

about a scenario where there's 2 people

00:41:06--> 00:41:08

but the third that is with them is

00:41:08--> 00:41:09

Allah?

00:41:10--> 00:41:12

Allah memorializes this in the Quran,

00:41:12--> 00:41:14

and He says, at that moment,

00:41:20--> 00:41:22

When he said to his companion, don't be

00:41:22--> 00:41:23

afraid Allah is with us. The next ayah,

00:41:23--> 00:41:26

Allah taught us is what? At that point,

00:41:26--> 00:41:28

Allah sent down this Sakeena upon the heart

00:41:28--> 00:41:30

of Abu Bakr as Siddiq,

00:41:30--> 00:41:32

and his heart was tranquil. No fear.

00:41:33--> 00:41:34

Because he realized

00:41:34--> 00:41:36

that, yes, there are people chasing us, but

00:41:36--> 00:41:38

there is one that controls the people who

00:41:38--> 00:41:39

are chasing us.

00:41:39--> 00:41:42

We ask Allah to give us this certainty

00:41:42--> 00:41:43

and this conviction

00:41:43--> 00:41:44

and this trust

00:41:44--> 00:41:47

and this confidence in our du'a, this desperation

00:41:48--> 00:41:50

that drives us only to Allah and none

00:41:50--> 00:41:52

other than Allah. We ask Allah Ta'ala to

00:41:52--> 00:41:54

accept from us all of our prayers and

00:41:54--> 00:41:56

Allah to give us a connection to Him

00:41:56--> 00:41:57

that is unwavering,

00:41:58--> 00:42:00

a line to Him that is unshakable

00:42:00--> 00:42:02

and a connection and

00:42:02--> 00:42:04

a a a

00:42:04--> 00:42:06

We ask Allah to give us moments with

00:42:06--> 00:42:07

Him that reaffirm

00:42:08--> 00:42:09

why we go back to Him time and

00:42:09--> 00:42:10

time again.

00:42:10--> 00:42:12

That we never lose hope or faith in

00:42:12--> 00:42:14

Him, but when we think of Him, we

00:42:14--> 00:42:16

think that He will always come through for

00:42:16--> 00:42:16

us.

00:42:27--> 00:42:28

The one thing I was just thinking about

00:42:28--> 00:42:30

as was beautifully explaining it,

00:42:31--> 00:42:32

we talked about

00:42:33--> 00:42:33

was so elderly.

00:42:34--> 00:42:37

Asad was beautifully translating his dua. My bones

00:42:37--> 00:42:39

are crumbling. My hair

00:42:39--> 00:42:40

is all white.

00:42:40--> 00:42:42

You know what Allah tells us when Allah

00:42:42--> 00:42:43

did give him a son? Now, how does

00:42:43--> 00:42:45

like a 90 year old man raise his

00:42:45--> 00:42:45

son?

00:42:46--> 00:42:47

You know what Allah

00:42:47--> 00:42:48

tells us? Allah

00:42:50--> 00:42:50

tells us,

00:42:52--> 00:42:53

just so that I

00:42:54--> 00:42:55

quote it properly.

00:42:57--> 00:42:58

I don't misquote it.

00:43:06--> 00:43:06

Yes.

00:43:07--> 00:43:09

When Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala tells us that

00:43:09--> 00:43:10

Allah granted him a son

00:43:11--> 00:43:11

miraculously,

00:43:12--> 00:43:12

beautifully,

00:43:13--> 00:43:14

Allah says

00:43:22--> 00:43:24

Because he was the son of these elderly

00:43:25--> 00:43:25

parents,

00:43:26--> 00:43:30

Allah made him extra humble, extra kind, extra

00:43:30--> 00:43:30

gentle.

00:43:32--> 00:43:33

Ain't that fascinating?

00:43:35--> 00:43:38

Allah made him extra kind, extra humble, extra

00:43:38--> 00:43:38

gentle.

00:43:39--> 00:43:43

Not like a normal kind of rowdy, rambunctious

00:43:43--> 00:43:44

teenage boy.

00:43:46--> 00:43:48

Because he's got a 100 year old dad.

00:43:55--> 00:43:56

Yes.

00:43:56--> 00:43:57

Like your son?

00:44:03--> 00:44:03

So

00:44:04--> 00:44:04

so

00:44:05--> 00:44:05

Allah

00:44:06--> 00:44:07

made him extra

00:44:07--> 00:44:08

kind and gentle.

00:44:09--> 00:44:12

So understand that, as Asad was saying, ask

00:44:12--> 00:44:14

Allah, pray to Allah,

00:44:14--> 00:44:15

don't hold back,

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Don't doubt Allah. But then also know

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that if Allah that

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whatever Allah provides you, He provides it perfectly.

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What you need, how you need it, when

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you need it, where you need it, and

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so have that kind of faith and trust.

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Tomorrow as I said we have

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around 1:30. Get here 1:30

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Bring your glasses, please. We don't need like

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people blinding themselves

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tomorrow. It's you know, I guess it's a

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very very dangerous enterprise. So we don't have

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glasses here, by the way. Don't show up

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if you're looking for glasses.

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I mean, I can sell mine, $1500 right

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now. But, tomorrow, inshallah, then Dhulhur prayer. Make

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your intention to come for Dhulhur because that's

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actually the that's actually the one that should

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be attended by everybody. And then tomorrow night,

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of course, is our last night of tarawih

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prayer

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for this woman.

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Last night of tarawih. Feels like we just

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started yesterday.

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And we'll conclude,

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and then we have our last

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qiyam as well. So please stay stay with

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us for the qiyam prayer. Right now, it's,

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12:39.

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We'll start the Qiyam prayer at 12:43,

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insha'Allah, as we get back into the prayer

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to reset.

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to reset.