The People of the Sabbath – Introducing Quran #07

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hamdulillah salatu salam ala Rasulillah Al hamdu lillahi Hamdan. You off in your MO You care for your home as either

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medical or other early he will be here as you mean. Allahu alumna AMA and pharaoh now on fattener Vemma alum tena was in alemannia Kareem rubbishy surgery. Recently Emory operator Melissa Annie of coho Kohli, or visit near ailment or visit near ailment or visit Nilima Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola. Jota who Salah wanted that you're either hesitant either Shiite Salah

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we left off at Iron number 60 from Surah Baqarah Allah subhanaw taala says what is our Musa Comey?

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What if and again go we go back to what I've said already. Every time when it comes it means basically there's a hidden word in the middle. It means remember when although he's just saying when but remember when. So Allah is reminding a the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa salam and more importantly because the discussion is with the Israelites over here he's reminding the Israelites as well. What ie this does our Musa only remember when Musa saw satisfaction saltwater for his people, the whole now the BR sock and hedger. We told Musa alayhis salam, take your staff and strike the rock fan federate that rock and did a blowing open into into seven into a 12 different fountains or

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12 different streams. Now the the backstory or the story in the back for this particular verse over here. Remember all of these are different names that Allah subhanaw taala is reminding the Israelites off different favors that Allah is reminding the Israelites of.

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So this one here was they were in the tea, they were in the desert as their last. And while there they say to Musa alayhis salam we become very thirsty, okay, they're getting food, potentially a drink as well. And now they want water as well. Okay. So they go to Musa alayhis salam and they say we get thirsty, we have to walk around and, and wander around for all of these years. Now. We need something to drink, we need almost a drink that's going to be with us all the time. So they were told to take a specific rock with them all the time. And this rock was to stay with them all the time. Wherever they go, they keep it with them. And every single time they get thirsty,

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Musa Ali salaam takes his stuff and strikes this stone or this rock and it ends up blowing open with with different fountains, okay, each fountain all 12 of them. Each one of them is for a different group of people. Because it's an eel or Yaqoob had 12 Children, each one of those 12 children had many children thereafter. And all of those children's they basically became the different tribes of the Israelites. So these are known as the svart. And that's why Allah subhanaw taala he says in the Quran as well well known, we broke them into 12 us about, we broke them up into divided them up into 12 Different about 12 Different tribes basically right. So each sift is one tribe, which is an

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offshoot or which is from the progeny of one of the 12 children of Israel area code.

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So these 12 streams, these 12 fountains, they're dedicated to different tribes every tribe is to know and as Allah subhanaw taala says another place in the Quran, Caja Lima Kula own asin

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le McAloon as a measure of the home, every group of people they recognize their own place of drink, all of them recognized where there are to drink they, Allah subhanaw taala gave them intuition they knew that this is our fountain The next one is the next person. The next one is the next person. So this was a great favor of Allah subhanaw taala upon these people, that they have this drink that just comes along with them. Right. Falcone knows that if there is walking hedger, we told Musa alayhis salam take your staff and strike the stone or the rock fan federate then it blow it blew open with 12 streams are fountains but the Ilima Kulu owners in Masada home guru were shrub omitted

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eat and drink from the risk of Allah subhanaw taala from the sustenance of Allah subhanaw taala while data will fill a limb of CDN and don't go around the land, as you are spreading corruption within the land, so they have food, they have drinks, they have shade as well.

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Because Allah subhanaw taala put upon them the hamam right, the shade, so they've got

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A cloud shading them they've got a stone giving them water they have food that's coming down to them as well. What more do these people want? But they continue to spread facades That's why Allah is reminding them when

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they move city and you have no reason to spread corruption you know some people the spread corruption and they're monetizing that corruption because they need something. Allah is saying I'm giving you everything. Why do you need to spread corruption like there's not even a need any longer to spread your corruption because you've got everything you ever needed? What is what is Doom yeah Musa now remember yet again what is always remember that means remember, okay, what if what is dumb yamasa remember when you all said oh Musa now this is an address directly to the Israelites letting us gara Allah Amen. What we will never be patient if you just give us one type of food all the time.

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All the time. This is the same food that you're going to bring us quills and and a drink along with that, or quills and some bread with that. It's not going to work out for salmonella Salwa not enough for us feather ruling out a buck. So call out to your Lord make dua to Allah azza wa jal you reach Lana. Don't be too old. So ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala brings for us all of the things that the Earth produces from the herbs the cucumbers, the garlic, the lentils, from the onions, all of the things that the Earth has been Buckley how you have a fool me how I see her whereabouts Alia Allah subhanaw taala tells them Khan, he says, Are you changing at this step DeLuna Levy who I dinner Bill Levy who

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are high do you want to change something that is better

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with something that is not as good

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something that that is the lesser of the two in terms of how nourishing it is. You've got a better meal going I've set up a really nice meal plan for you. You want to change that nice meal plan and you want to go back to whatever you wanted to eat. Allah subhana wa Tada tells him, it will miss Soren, this is one Corolla and other Corolla is able to miss Sora. Okay, it bill to mill Soran, or a bill to Minnesota as well. The reason why that's important is because this also reflects on the Tafseer of the IRA as well. So Allah subhanaw taala, he says to them, that go down, many of the translations will say go down to any village, any town, any city, and that's the translation where

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we to read it a built on the sun. This is the most common recitation among the Quran. But there's another Quran which is impossible to know Surah re go down to Egypt itself, right? Because they've come from Egypt. So Allah Subhana Allah, Allah is telling them go back to Egypt, because Miss, just like that, without it and we in on it, it is referring to Egypt, but missile and run with it and when on it refers to any city because the word missile simply means city, okay. But as soon as you get rid of that, and when and you say Miss Runa, serrano Surah, then it becomes a Egypt specifically. So the Quran that reads a will to masala is referring to Egypt, go down to Egypt, and

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the other one is referring to go down to any village. Anyways, the idea is Allah is telling them go wherever you made to find all of the things that you're looking for, because what they're looking for over here, you know, you need to have various different soils to be able to produce all this stuff, cucumbers, garlic, lentils, onions, they weren't even used to all of these things when they were in Egypt. It wasn't all growing over there for them. So what they're asking for is even beyond what they were used to. So Allah says to them, it will do Mr. Owen, go to any village and find whatever you're looking for. Or if you please go try back in Egypt and you're not going to find it

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over there. Even you were there and you tried it, it didn't work out for you. Now I'm giving you food as it comes to you and you want to replace it. You don't want to have the nice type of proteins that everyone likes to eat. You want to have lentils all over again, right? Not that there's anything wrong with lentils, but the fact that they are trying to replace a divine meal.

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Allah of course, he is the best of planners, and naturally, he's the best of meal planners as well. So they are changing the meal plan that Allah subhanaw taala had put them on, he knows best. What is good for who and these people they were in a specific situation. Allah decided that this is what's going to nourish them. They should have just accepted what Allah subhanaw taala granted, but they're choosing to eat all the other things. But again, the problem here is not that they're choosing to eat other things. The problem is that they're trying to contest Allah. They're trying to argue with Allah. This is a common characteristic about the Israelites throughout the surah. You'll see it

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again and again. That every single time Allah gives them a choice. They end up

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Boy give them two choices. They pick the worst one. Allah gives them a ruling, they tried to twist it as best possible. Allah subhanaw taala tells them to do something and he gives them an ultimatum. They do it for a moment, but stop after that.

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And you've seen that in people when you've dealt with people in your life as well. There are people out there, you give them an ultimatum, they'll do whatever you want them to do. As soon as that moment of ultimatum finishes, they're going to walk away and pretend like it never happened. This is what you're going to see again and again. This was the problem that they had. It wasn't a meal, it's not like I guess, or lentils or not from the gift of Allah azza wa jal, you know, go ahead and eat all the lentil you want, go ahead and eat all of the other things that are mentioned here, cucumbers and onions, everything is fine. If you'd like to eat quails, go have that as well. But the problem

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is, they are contesting Allah.

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Allah subhanaw taala says and continues he says, While duty better I lay him with villa, because of all of this, Allah Subhana Allah Allah.

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He struck them with disgrace and misery. He gave them misery and he gave them disgrace a villa to wellness, Ghana. Well, there will be hug of him in Allah. And they also returned back with the displeasure of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, that he can be under home can we look for whenever the Ayatollah, Allah explains the reason as well, he says all of this is because they were disbelieving in the signs of Allah, the men our Salah was a sign of Allah.

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The meal that Allah is giving them was a sign of Allah so they decided to disbelieve even in the sign. We don't want your meal. Oh Allah, we want to have some lentils.

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We don't want to obey you in any which way and accept your gift. Oh, Allah subhanho wa taala. We've got other plans that we can be under whom can we act Furuno be Atilla? All of this is because all of what the fact that they've been struck with misery and the fact that they've been struck with disgrace as well. This is because they used to disbelieve in the signs of Allah azza wa jal, well yoke to loon and Regina behind. This is one of the most daring things that the Israelites had done. And that was that they would kill the prophets of God.

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They would kill the prophets, not just a prophet, and now begin. It's a plural, they had killed multiple prophets of God. And this is something that

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that is, I mean, how worse can you get? There's nothing worse than this. You're killing a prophet of God. Even if you kill a messenger in this world, if someone sends an ambassador and the leader of that country decides to assassinate that Ambassador, what does that mean? That means war with that country. So you're basically saying, I'm at war with you, Allah, you want to send an ambassador, here's what I'll do with him.

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What do you say, war with Allah Valley, cabbie Mao. So what can we do soon. And all of this is also because of the fact that they used to be disobedient to Allah, and they would violate, they would violate the authority of Allah, they will violate the rights of Allah, the laws of Allah, they were in violation. Allah subhanaw taala continues.

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And he says in the livina, Ermanno, were Latina, hijo. Now this is, I would say, if you read all of the verses that we read so far, in Surah, three Bacara, the previous verse, is perhaps the harshest one. So far, it's gonna get harsher. But this is perhaps the harsher one. And what happens is with Allah azza wa jal,

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Allah azza wa jal understands human psychology better than all of us. And you know how you have to have good cop and bad cop, of course, Allah has a greater example. And I'm not even trying to compare Allah to that, but I'm just trying to bring the picture closer to you. You know how you have to have good cop and bad cop to take a criminal and get them to admit to their mistakes? Well, similarly, when you're trying to negotiate with a person, sometimes you have to come from the harsher angle, and then suddenly, when you get right to the climax, you have to switch over to the nice guy now, right? You have to do that. And when you work with those emotions of human beings in

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that way, you're able to negotiate many things. That's what negotiation is all about. You throw it really hard and then you go back and you start softening up and you go back hard again, right? So this is what's happening here. Allah subhanho wa Taala goes really hard on them and he's like, these people will do it better today he was Villa to wellness gonna disgrace and misery had been struck upon them and they went back with the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa taala. This is because they used to disbelieve in the signs of Allah killed the messengers of

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God without a reason to be able to do that. And this is because they were disobedient to Allah, and they would transgress that violate the rights of Allah, the boundaries of Allah. This is serious. So Allah subhanaw taala now gives them

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a moment to retrieve in the livina Armano indeed those people who believe what Xena ha do, and also those who happen to be Jews, one Nosara and the Christians as well well slobby EAN and the Sabians men am Anna Billa any of these people if they were to believe in Allah subhanaw taala they believe in the final day, they do righteous deeds, fellow whom and to whom they will be granted their reward and or beat him by their Lord, what a whole finale him Wallah home, yeah, has anyone and they don't need to have any fear, and they don't have to have any grief as well. So now Allah gives them an opening to come back to Allah subhanaw taala because again, this surah is a Madani Surah when the

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Prophet went to Medina, the Jews are over there. So they're being addressed directly at this moment, right? So Allah is telling them, that if you want to be among the people who don't have a fee, do don't have fear, on the Day of Judgment, are not recipients of the Wrath of Allah subhanaw taala you have that opera tunity all you have to do is accept Islam and believe in Allah, believe in the final day do righteous deeds, you have that opportunity, just as everybody else does. But it's us choosing not to do that. Now I have to stop here and talk about something else, which is very important.

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By the way, after this verse, Allah subhana, Allah, Allah will go back to

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addressing them in a more direct way. Again,

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I have to go back to something that's very important over here, and that is that this verse is one of those verses,

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which is often misconstrued, misunderstood, Miss explained, as well by a lot of people.

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Why? There are groups of people, I don't need to name them because they're actually many groups. Now, if I name one, I'm going to miss another one. But the concept is what's important. There are groups of people now who are trying to peddle a belief that so long as you're a good person,

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and you believe in God, no matter what religion you follow, you should be okay. You're going to be alright. And when they're trying to make a Quranic argument, they go to this verse right over here. This is one of the verses they go to, because Allah is saying in the levena, amen, or those who believe. And then he says, Those who happen to be Jews, Christians Sabians, whoever believes that missed them in the final day, the hereafter does righteous deeds, they will be granted their reward by Allah azza wa jal, there is no fear upon them, and nor will they go through grief. So the Prophet is not mentioned here, right. Now, the problem with that is, when you start picking things out of

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context within the Quran, then you start to fall into a real problem. Because there are many verses when you pick them out of context, you'll be able to come up with a completely different meaning. So for example, in Surah, Thelma or when Allah says in the Quran, there's destruction for those who pray.

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But then he explains which one of the people who pray get that destruction, those are the people that are preoccupied and their prayer and they're not focused. And they're the ones who are showing off to other people. Not that everyone who prays as described destruction. So every time we look at any verse in the Quran, or we look at a hadith, we have to read it within the general, you know, study of the literature at large, we have to study the complete entirety of the literature. We can't just go and read one verse and say, we figured it out. I've got the verse, that's what you know, some people do, but that's the wrong way of studying. Because the Quran wasn't intended to have all

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of the information on one topic in one place, the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned some information in one place, and another group of information in another place. Sometimes multiple things are packed together in one place as well, but never the entire picture. Musa alayhis salam is scattered throughout the Quran, his story, some of it is over here. Some of it is in a rough some of it is in PA some of it is in God half some it's all over the place. Why? The Prophet SAW Sydenham his incidents are also all over the place. Emad in disbelief is a common, you know, thing that is discussed or topic subject that's discussed in the Quran. Every couple of pages, there is a new

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revelation about it. There's a different angle of study related to it as well. So we can't just take one verse and base our entire creed on it, and leave off every thing else. Because we know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, in a hadith which is a very very important Hadith

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authentic as well. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said,

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by the one in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam lie a smear will be a hidden Yahoo de Yun wala Anna surani Yun through Mayor more to alum you mean Bill Levy who sell to be Illa Canada and US habit now that no one will hear of me who who happens to be a Jew or a Christian. Then he dies and doesn't believe in me, except that he will be from

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the people of the fire. This is the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and another incident also authentically reported from Irma bukata The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw Romo

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an honorable Hatami said oh prophet of Allah, we hear things from the Jews. We hear things from the Jews. Now, this is generally applicable to the people book of the book at large. But because in Medina, they're generally interacting with who the Jews. So he says, we hear things from the Jews. Sometimes we actually like what they're saying, because they believe in profits as well. So they're giving information about profit, sometimes it's authentic, or it's acceptable. So he says, sometimes, we like what they're saying, Should we write it down? Oh, Prophet of Allah, the prophets of Allah who already was said, Let me said, I'm outta hell. We corner into gamma to Hawa Cattleya,

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who won the surah? Or have you gone mad, just like the Jews and the Christians might have done? And he says, Have you lost the plot? Let's put it that way. Right, just like the Jews, and the Christians had done Lukka G tomb laka G to convince her that you are unlikely Yeah, I came to you with this message clearly

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on a white plane. And then he said, Well, O'Connor Musa Hagin man will say, Oh, who elected Barry? If Musa himself was to be alive today, he would have no choice except to follow me.

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So if that's the case, how can someone make the claim that Islam allows room for this belief that

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every religion is okay, whatever you believe, so long as you're a good person, you're going to go to paradise.

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How can someone say such a thing? And what's interesting about this, is that Christians also don't believe that

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because we're you trying to endear her. We don't have passages in the Quran, and the Sunnah that can aid this message. We have verses that can be taken out of context like this one over here, but we don't have a group of passages when compiled together they give us this meaning. Nothing like that is available in the Quran and the Sunnah. So who are you trying to endear Christians? Well, Christians believe you're a kafir and that you're going to hellfire? Who are you trying to endear over here Jews? Well, they don't even believe that you are a

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they believe even further. Their scriptures have it that they can basically shed your blood.

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Who are you trying to endear?

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The Quran is clear on this matter. There are people who believe when they believe they go to Jannah

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there are people who disbelieve when they disbelieve they go to hellfire. Are there exceptions to this rule? Yes, there are exceptions to this rule. Perhaps someone didn't get the message of Mohamed Salah Salem, Oregon, a corrupt version of it. But the general rule the default rule is those who believe they will be in Jannah those who disbelieve they will be in hellfire. Whoever wants to believe, let them believe. But we don't have to mince our words, we don't have to change our religion. We don't have to play around with the passages of Allah subhanaw taala. Because this is what some of the people of the book had done. They had attempted to corrupt their religion by you

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know their desires and take some of the verses of God that was that were granted to them and either delete them or or change them around a little bit. We don't do that we have the Quran that was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam this Quran tells us that there are a group of people who believe these people they go to gender. There are another group of people who disbelieve these people, they go to hellfire. Are there exceptions to this rule? Yes, there are. But those are exceptions. We're talking about the default rule. It's not like anyone who is a good person is automatically given a ticket to gender. No one doesn't work like that. Otherwise, there

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will be no point in all of this. There wouldn't be no point in religion altogether. So long as you're a good person, okay. Why not?

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And Allah subhanaw taala continued.

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And he said, that was sabe even now the sapiens who are the Sapiens Jews and Christians, obviously we know who they are. Right? But who are the Sapiens the Sapiens

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But the reality is we don't actually know who the sapiens are. There are so many opinions. And I don't mean I don't actually know who the sapiens are, it is true. I don't actually know who the sapiens are. But we as a collective don't really have.

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Let's put it this way conclusive knowledge about who the sapiens are. Okay? There are so many opinions among early scholars about who the sapiens are, and some of the kuffaar of Quraysh, they used to call the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a Sabian, when he left the religion when he apparently went against the religion, the popular culture in Mecca, and he became a Muslim, I was always a Muslim, but what I mean is when he pronounced the message of Islam, so we don't actually know exactly who the sapiens are, but Allah Who Adam, the closest opinion, that we can

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say regarding the Sapiens, is that they're neither the Jews, nor are they the Christians, nor are they Zoroastrians, nor are they emotionally kin. They're basically a group of people who are still on their innate nature, but they don't have any organized religion. They're not following any specific way of life. This is the best way we can summarize it, Allah Allah, and this is the opinion of Ibn cathedra. Most of that many of the scholars have seen, they basically don't even give an opinion, meaning they'll just quote what early scholars have said, and they would not even give their opinion, because there's really no not much information on these people in order for us to be

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able to say which opinion happens to be better. The only reason why even because he picks this view that I've just mentioned, that they're neither the Jews nor the Christians, nor are they the Rastafarians, nor are they the mushy kin, but rather, a group of people who are on the FITARA that don't have any organized religion that they follow, right? The only reason why he picked this as he said, well, because they the people have already started to call the Prophet SAW Selim a Sabian. And basically, he wasn't following any standardized religion at that time. So far as they know, right? He wasn't following one of the famous religions at that time, he just went off into what we could

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call the innate nature, right? So because of that, he says that but even that again, take it with a grain of salt we don't really know exactly who the savings are, Allahu Allah by.

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So Allah continues and he says

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he says that

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when I'm in a villa he will yo woman. Amina Salia fellow homeschool mom and there'll be more often anyway on your

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the favors of Allah Subhana Allah Allah upon the Israelites, Allah says, What if a husband Meetha comb, or Asana for Komatsu? And recall when we took a covenant from you what I found ourself by Google tool, and we took the bound the mountain

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of tool, and we carried it right above you, who zoom Taner Kumiko within with kuruma fajita Allah con Quinta taco. So when Musa alayhis salam was given the torah, he brought it to the Israelites, he gave them that Iraq, they looked at the Torah, but they found it too difficult to follow. The rules were too many for them, I can't follow all these rules, right?

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They were too difficult for them. So when they saw these rules, which were too difficult for them to follow.

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They told the prophet Musa that we're not going to be following these rules, Allah asked Gibreel to carry a tool and carry it above that amount.

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And threaten them that if you don't follow the tool, then this will come crashing crashing you down. You'll be crushed by this entire mountain that you see above you.

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And He said to them at that moment, who is Oh my day in Colombia, oh Wah. Take this message that we've given you and hold on to it very strongly, very determined, with guru Mefi healer, a Lacuna Coil and remember everything within it. Perhaps you may be among the people who become righteous. Perhaps you may have Taqwa of Allah subhanaw taala. So this was your covenant with Allah, they accepted at that moment. And they said, Okay, Allah take this mountain, put it away from us. And once it goes away, we're going to follow exactly what the Torah says. And Allah continues, and he says to metta, we're late to membre de Dalek immediately after Thumma

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right after Okay, so my by the way, it's

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like moment after surmise just a little bit of time, so they gave it some time till the dust kind of settles after that the matter Well, later on. Then you turned away from that fellow hula folk Lulu here Aleikum. And if it were not to be the favor of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah upon you, and the mercy of Allah upon you as well. lucquin To Minal ha serine you

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would have been people who are losers and destroyed, meaning ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada saw your situation and he, he let you go. He forgave you, He pardoned you, even though you'd promised Allah that we're going to follow that rock. And you told Allah that we will follow that the rock just get this mountain out of the out of our way. Don't crush us with the mountain, but you chose immediately after to go and turn away from Allah Azza wa Jalla not follow. Okay?

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That's what you chose. But Allah favored you, nonetheless Allah gave you His mercy. Allah didn't allow you to be people who are hotseat in Allah didn't allow you to be people who are losers. Now, the idea here is that they are making a mistake. Right? And Allah is forgiving them. They're making a mistake again, ALLAH is forgiving them. They're making a mistake. Again, ALLAH is forgiving them. Now Allah doesn't get tired of forgiving his slave. Some of us might be that person as well that every single time we wrong, we turn to Allah azza wa jal, and we go back in wrong ourselves again, and then we wrong ourselves again. So that's not a problem. The problem here is not that the

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wronging The problem is that they have arrogance with the messenger of God, and that they are seeing the signs of Allah clearly in front of them, but they're still rejecting. If you see a mountain above you, that should be a message for the rest of your life.

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If someone sees a mountain literally lifted above them, and says, and they're told that either you follow this book or you see this mountain right here,

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that should be enough of an admonition. We shouldn't have to go back to this ever again. But they keep contesting Allah, despite the fact that Allah gives them signs. It's not that Allah is unforgiving because he forgave them, even after the mountain. So much of a Latham embody the Alika fanola. Further, Allah Alikum, then you turned away after all of that, but if it weren't for the favor of Allah, the Mercy of Allah, that's when you would have been losers, meaning Allah was merciful and favorite you nonetheless. So he still forgive them. So Allah is willing to forgive you. Allah is willing to forgive you. And that's the reason why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam,

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he says, and you've heard this hadith, but I'm going to share it with you from another angle. You've heard the Hadith before. The hadith is very famous. If I say the first word of the Hadith, you will quote the rest of it on your own. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa saddlery said Kulu Bani Adam have BA, every child of Adam makes mistakes. Well, how you will have BA in the womb. And the best of those who make mistakes are the ones who make Toba. The thing is that this hadith comes in the superlative form. Every child of Adam is an excessive sinner, not just he makes mistakes. He's doing it repeatedly. So these people are no different. But again, there are differences. They're getting

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the Signs of God right in front of them, but they're still rejecting us. We may not be rejecting the Signs of God, but we make mistakes as well. And we do it regularly and we do it regularly. Sometimes we end up giving up on ourselves. Allah doesn't want you to give up on yourselves. Allah is not willing to give up on these people. He doesn't want you and I to give up on ourselves as well. Every time you make a mistake, you can make doba because Allah has prophets. I said, Let me he said, and the best of those who make excessively mistakes are the ones who regularly make Toba as well. So every time you make a mistake, go back and make doba it's not that Allah Subhana Allah, Allah will

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shut the doors of his mercy, He will embrace you again. You make a mistake, he will embrace you yet again. He's willing to do that. He did it for these people as well. And then Allah subhanaw taala talks to them about another group of people. He comes to them from another angle. Allah subhanaw taala says well, aka the Alim to live in the home and come visit.

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Indeed over shorty, you knew those people who were transgressive on the Sabbath on Saturday, Falcone law home Kuno, Kuroda 10 horses in and we said to them, become virada become apes, and go back in humiliation

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and retrieve in humiliation as well. Now, what's the story of the people of the Senate, the Sabbath, the summary of the story and we will have other places to talk about this as well. But summary of the story is basically that they were told not to fish on this day.

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And they chose because it was a sacred day for them this Saturday. They were told you're not allowed to fish on this day. But they decided that we're going to fish nonetheless. We're going to defy the rule of ALLAH SubhanA wa

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Danna now there's two of us about exactly what happened. A group of them a group of scholars, they said they actually literally went on the Sabbath, and they started to fish and they got the fish as you'd normally fish and, and walked home. Another group they said, no, no, no, they went, started playing games with Allah azza wa jal, one of them is just straight out defying Allah disobeying Allah. That's one way of looking at it and other groups plays a game with Allah azza wa jal, right. And I think this latter is probably the right opinion that they decided to put their neck on a Saturday. And when Sunday came, that's when they went and picked up the net. So they said, We're not

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really fishing on Saturday, we're putting the neck down on Saturday, but it's only the Sunday that we go and take our nets out, and that's the day we're actually fishing. So we're not fishing technically. So they go around the laws of Allah subhanho wa taala. They work around the laws of Allah subhanaw taala. And the reality of the matter is that this quality of FTI This is failure. This is when you basically use a trick to try to trick the laws of Allah. Allah has the letter of the law. And Allah has an intention as well. He wants a free flow official data, he doesn't want you to let those fishes that's that's the idea over here, but they went and they said, Okay, we're not

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going to pick them up on Saturday. There's not like, they're going anywhere. They're already stuck. We'll come on Sunday and pick them up. And that's something that happens still today, isn't it? We see people trying to toy with the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala and they play around with words they are delete, change things around, and they say it's working now. It's a workaround. It's a healer. It's a healer and many of the scholars they believe feel there is no such thing as a healer Sharia what you feel to feel a year Armelle belty lemme normal behalf of Bud bottle, as our dear Chef shanwa referred value may Allah preserve him says that water will feed to feed a yarmulke

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wealthy lemma your MLB have occurred about Paul, that feeler is considered haram in every action, meaning tricking the laws of Allah azza wa jal is considered haram in every action, but rather some of the scholars they go further and they say that the action you're doing actually becomes invalid as well, when you try to trick the laws of Allah subhanaw taala. This is one opinion.

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Now anyways, the point is that there is another view as well, but but that's a long 50 discussion. My point is that when we play with the laws of Allah,

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Who are you dealing with, you're dealing with Allah, Allah has said something to you, there's an intention behind what he's saying, as well. It's not just the letters of the law, you have to also look at the intention that Allah has behind this law.

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Think about that. What is the intention behind the law of Allah, when you start to look at it that way, then you're going to deal with the words of God in a completely different way. These people, they weren't looking at the intentions, they were just looking at how we can take these words and use them to our advantage. And this is something that happens again until today. And I will tell you this, I know a lot about the financial industry. I know a lot about the Islamic financial industry, most specifically. There are a lot of workarounds in the name of Islam. They will call it halal. But when you really get down to it, it's as haram or if not more haram sometimes and once you're getting

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a conventional financial institutions, because they're just working around and sometimes again, they're coming out with things which are even more head on and they're calling it head on. Trying to play with who play with ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. You can't play with Allah because there's a day of judgment. And in that day, Allah will Yoma to bless Sarah, your inner beings will also come out as well. So

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Kunal Corrado 10 hacia. So what was their punishment? Their punishment was that Allah told them become apes, and go back, miserably, go back, humiliated return and retrieved as apes who have been humiliated as well. Now, Hassan XL, it's a word that is usually used, which is the last verse last word in this verse, which is a word usually used to shoe off a dog. Right? And that's why the people of the Hellfire are told that except we'll see how well I took a limo. Go back like dogs like animals and don't speak to us.

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Right? So has that is that what it means to show off something like a dog so Allah is telling them go back like apes and dogs. Now the idea is worthy, actually mutilated by Allah azza wa jal into apes or they're just being told to go back like your monkeys and dogs etc.

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All right. Well, one of the views is that this group of people specifically this is not all of the Jews or the Israelites. This is one specific group that were they are in a village, and they played this game with Allah azza wa jal on the Sabbath, and they were told to go and, and turn into apes, a group of scholars like best believes that believe that they were actually physically turned into apes. They truly quite literally, they were turned into apes. Another group of scholars like Mujahid Abdul Jabbar, who is a student of Hubble, hoorah. Are they allowed to add a great Mufasa as well, he believed that they were not actually physically turned into apes, but rather, this is just a figure

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of speech being told to them that go back as if you are worthless, like apes, and dogs. And to the credit of Mujahid, the word has, it helps them as well, because they're being told to go back like apes. And then after that, Allah is saying Ha, see in rejected, like a dog is rejected as well. You understand what I'm saying? So from that you can kind of understand where Mujahid is coming from. But

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the reality is, we have another Hadith, which is authentic. This is in

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a number of books of Hadith, that they went to the prophets Allah said in his Hobbit went to the prophets of Salaam, and they asked him about apes, and swine or pigs, and they said, Are they from the progeny of the Jews? So they themselves were confused when they saw this verse there we're not sure exactly how to understand it. So the Prophet SAW Selim, he said that in Allah azza wa jal LM Yellin Pohlmann kottu Thermacell Hamza cannula homeless, Allah azza wa jal never took a group of people and mutilated them into other beings, except that that group of people would have no project. Okay?

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But rather, they're simply the ones you see over here. They're simply from the creation of Allah azza wa jal.

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And when Allah became angry at the Jews, he took them and mutilated them into the likes of

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Clara and Hannah Z. Okay, so that means that there was actual mutilation that occurred to the people of the Sabbath. This is what I believe Allahu Allah would be the correct opinion because of this hadith. And there are other Hadith to this effect as well. But mudra had said what he said, although this hadith that I've quoted, it's not like the pinnacle of authenticity, but it is nonetheless acceptable. And we will stop here Allah hooter, Allah alum. And if there are any questions, I can take them now, the question is the angel that was lifting the mountain above them? Were the people also able to see the angel? And the answer is, well, Allahu Allah, we don't know necessarily,

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whether they were able to see that specific angel or not, but can human beings see angels? Yes, the question is that Allah again and again, mentions that these people, the Israelites have been favored by God. And why is it that they themselves specifically have been the chosen people right? Now?

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I have to go back to a very important point.

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The way Islam views people is that people are all equal. Okay. People are all equal. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, in a hadith, he said, a nurse who Salah Sia, get a snap an image, that people are equal, like the, like the comb itself, like the teeth of a comb, they're all equal, you see them at the same length at the same size, around the same distance as well. So they are all very equal. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he told us as well that there is no virtue, or fever or greatness that one person has over another Arab over a non Arab black over a white, right over a black and so forth, right? So all of these are Hadees, they go back to one

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meaning and that is that people are all equal.

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Now, the fact that some people they get a specific favor, doesn't mean that they are inherently favorite people. You understand what I'm saying?

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If some people are granted a favor, doesn't mean they become inherently favored above everyone in every which way. It's only within this capacity, were they chosen, okay?

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And remember what it was about Allah secondary one said that, if Allah has given you a favor, then he's tested you accordingly as well. So whenever these people or any other people you see who are favored by Allah within some capacity, that favor is coming with a test as well. So these people were favored. Yes, within some cup

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So, in that Allah Subhana Allah Allah made a lot of profits from the children of Israel Aelia called progeny was chosen by Allah azza wa jal to have prophets. By the way, this doesn't mean they were no prophets of God in other nations. This is very important to note. The fact that we don't have knowledge of a prophet of God in a certain nation, doesn't mean there were no prophets of God within that nation.

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We have been told in the Quran, this story because it's so close to home. Remember, the Israelites were there? In Medina, Medina waiting for the advent of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So they were seen by the Arabs in Arabia to be the main people of knowledge. They were the ones who had the bar, they were the ones who had the scholars, they were the ones who they would get information from, about what they should be asking the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam as well, the questions that people have kurage would ask the prophet to settle him to try to verify his prophethood would come from where it would come from that about have you heard

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from the scholars of the Jews, because they had they were the people of the book, again, I go back to a very important point, they are chosen within that capacity. It's not like they're inherently greater people than everybody else. And that same goes back to the Arabs as well. I say this because till today, unfortunately, some people believe that Arab blood inherently is greater than non Arab blood, that Arab people inherently are greater than non Arabs. This is untrue. What's true is that they are not all of the Arabs, specifically Quraysh was chosen by Allah azza wa jal to have a Prophet from him instead. So this was what Allah chose, specifically.

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Everything else we go back to that story of Solomon, and Pharisee, salamander Persian who was asked by Saudi Arabia, a cos that tells me your lineage, oh, Solomon, and Solomon said, my lineage. He said that I'm just a son of Al Islam.

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He doesn't have a lineage. He's Persian. He doesn't have any lineage in Arabia. He doesn't have any significance in Arabia. He came wandering around to find faith. So he said, I'm just selling man, the son of Al Islam. When the store when the issue got to remodel hubbub, he brought sad didn't want to cos was from the 10 people who have been promised Jana. And he said to him, you tell me your lineage or said, going around boasting about lineage and all these things. You tell me your lineage. He said, No, I've made a mistake. I realize I've made a mistake. Told them again, don't tell me your lineage. Until he said that I am Romo, the son of a kebab. And people in Arabia know that hubub was

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the greatest of people in terms of his lineage, but I am also remodelled the son of Islam,

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the brother of salamander SINOVEL Islam.

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So we don't have this hierarchy based on based on bloodlines. Rather, what we have is that people are generally equal. But having said that, they can be chosen within certain gifts of God, including the fact that this group of people, they happen to have profited within them. This is something that just happens, right?

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I mean, someone could be born into a family that from that family, someone becomes a great conqueror. So everybody will say, Oh, you know, he's the child of XYZ, someone becomes a prime minister or of a country. They say, you know, that family, their father is XYZ. So this is something that Allah chooses for people and naturally they end up getting points within society due to that doesn't mean that they're inherently greater people, the prophets of Allah who it was said let me said, Men will be here a man who let you sit it will be Hina Cebu, whoever his actions are slow, his lineage will never make them faster.

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hope that answers the question. sha Allah will stop at this and was Allahu Allah you know him Muhammad in while early or remain