Adnan Rajeh – Quranic Reflections #21

Adnan Rajeh
AI: Summary © The cluster of events covered in the upcoming evening covers a range of topics including history, philosophy, and politics. The speakers emphasize obeying Allah's subesterdayal rule and finding the right way to live. The importance of healthy dialogue and acceptance of blinded ideas is emphasized. The need for evidence and a clear argument for one's actions is emphasized. The importance of Deepights and finding the right conclusion is emphasized. The importance of finding the truth in one's eyes and deepening one's understanding of God is emphasized. The importance of dedication to finding the right conclusion and doing a deep thought to make a difference is emphasized.
AI: Transcript ©
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You know, bad, good, you're good. So inshallah Allah will go through

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the tonight it's interesting because we get to go through a number of very enjoyable and beautiful sutras and the cluster that we're going to be covering tonight or tonight in parts of tomorrow is from lotsa to a summer I'll put up a I'll try to put up a summary at the end of the of the month if I can if I have the time to produce it. But the

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but the cluster from the hijab to Zuma, it talks about the concept of submission, or obedience, or Islam. And this is really what's required of us, Allah subhanaw taala created us and that's really the requirement is for us to obey and submit to his village village Allah. But this concept is actually very profound. And it's not as simple as we may think, or it's not as simple as sometimes we think it requires a little bit, a little bit of unpacking, which is what he sort of does. And he still looks at this concept from a different angle. And they're very important. And I think that they're, these tools are probably one of the most important clusters to learn as a younger age will

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apply them because it explains what it means to actually obey Allah subhana wa totaliser And I'll break it down for you. So Deb is the longest one within this cluster, it's probably the most important one of all, because it talks about Bas, when it's difficult, will help you when it's really difficult to show

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to obey Allah subhanaw taala that's when you really need to do it. And when if you do that, if you're able to obey Allah subhanaw taala and submit to His will when it's really difficult, that's your way out. That's your way out of all difficulties. That's actually you're gonna your ticket out of darkness enlightenment is just being able to do obey Allah Subhanallah was really hard to do. So when there's a lot of reasons for you not to win, this is not comfortable to do. So he's what sort of talks about, it tells it's a long sword, it's halfway if you compare it to the source before it now if there is one of the longer ones in this part of the Quran, obviously, you compare it to the

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beginning of the Quran is not short, but here is a longer one. And it goes through a lot of examples. And it's the longest within this cluster by far. The Surah after it Surah Saba Saba talks about obeying Allah subhanaw taala, but doesn't talk about individual obedience, it talks about communal obedience, meaning just like an individual will obey and submit to Allah subhanaw taala communities do that too. But communities obey Allah subhanaw taala in a different way. Meaning, the way obedience of ALLAH SubhanA manifests itself through a human through up to individual is a little bit different through how it's going to manifest itself through a community like it looks different.

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It's to say, we still are going to obey Allah Subhan Allah but when a community obeys Allah subhanaw taala that happens through a number of different things. I mean, there's the metrics to measure that are different than what you would use to measure the obedience of a of a single individual, which is why Saba Allah, Allah is a very interesting and important one, because it is there's very few stories in the Quran that do that, I think, aside from taking examples with love, and truth and normal, and that's what seven that's it, no other suitors in the Quran talk about the communal aspect of obeying Allah subhanaw taala. And I've done Tafseer of these students, by the way, in

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English, and I'm doing them now in Arabic, or I did the, you know, within the series that I give on Fridays, do what its father talks about the fact that obeying Allah subhanho wa Taala must occur through knowledge, not through ignorance, he cannot be obeyed through ignorance period. It's very simple. So it's about that you cannot obey Allah subhanaw taala through ignorance, you can try and you will fail. And you'll only mess things up. You can only obey Allah subhanaw taala through properly understanding what Allah subhanaw taala is asking you to do. And that is how you achieve your dignity. That's how you achieve the highest status by obeying Allah subhanaw taala the way he

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wants to be obeyed, not the way that you want to. It's not this is not up to me, I have no I have no say in this way it is he wants to progress. That is how we're going to obey Allah subhana wa. And that's what will default to the teachers. It's very simple. It's very profound as well. And actually, I actually it's my favorite within this group of students, because it has some verses that are very, very meaningful, so that you have seen talks about the fact that obeying Allah subhanaw taala is the route to living to actually living a full life meaning

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circus, he says that life is not just breathing. It's not just the functionality of your organs. Life is something beyond that. You could easily be breathing but not really alive. And he talked us through it. Yes, he talks about flow, which is indifference. And he gives the example of that. That's death. Yes, the person is alive and eating and drinking, but they're indifferent. They don't know they're feeling awful. That's death. Life is understanding what your purpose is, is living a life of meaning. And then that's why the story of money has seen the guy he dies at the end, but he lives off forever till this day, we talked about him, that's life. Those sorts of things. He talks

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about the fact that life is not is not just reading and life is actually fulfilling a purpose is understanding what you're here for and obeying Allah subhanaw intent that grants you eternal life. And it's not just about

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making sure that all your your functions and all your organs are actually working. And that's why it's because he is loved. Because he, we always read it when there's death. Right? Whenever someone dies, he chooses it. Yes. There's not really concrete evidence for that, by the way. But the reason I believe that we do that, well, Lahu Island is my understanding of it, is that the scholars of early times identified that you're seeing talks about life and death, not the way maybe we think like this

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They talk about talks about life, real life and real death. Actual life is when the spirit is alive when the lives and actual death has been the rule dies, not the body. So whenever someone dies, we see him you don't understand me sometimes sometimes we miss it, but that's what sort of Cassini says that real life is the life of the Spirit and that happens through obeying Allah subhanaw taala just like your your body needs food, your spirit needs Allah Jalla Jalla and then, okay, that's, that's it, and then the rest, you still have soft fat inside and I'll talk about them tomorrow, but there's a part of this cluster of students that are very, very meaningful. So inshallah we'll start with the

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who's going to

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do that for me, I don't have anyway and then I'll talk a little bit about the last night's probably maybe a few minutes before before it before I shot let's go with 36 of swords.

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I will do bIllahi min ash shaytaan your regime, one gun early meaning one minute in either Ebola who was who am run a * Allahu Allah to mean meeting him, while May Allah wa rasool Allah who will now Bada bing, this is the central area within this 10 Page surah number 36 OF SWORDS last up, it tells us the it gives us the summary of the whole thing. Well America, meaning whatever, it has never been permissible for a believer, male or female, male or female either are called Allah who will Asuna who am run when Allah subhanaw taala is profit make give give a decree or make a judgment or put out a ruling and your Cornella who will hear a two minute Emery him that they give themselves or offer

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themselves once that happens and option whether to do it or not to do it. No. A true believer male or female once Allah subhanaw taala says this is the right way to live or this is the right choice or this is the ruling. A true believer does not consider themselves having options. Here is option to choose. Hira is having different options for choices. A true believer does not see that to be the case. He said this Subhana wa Tada. So that's what it's going to be. There is no debate on this issue. We're not gonna dispute this is not something worthy of conversation or just disagreement. This is what Allah subhanaw taala is going to be so this is what I'm going to do. They don't see

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themselves having options.

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And then those who don't fully believe they see that they have an option. Oh, I can't I can't do it. No true believer doesn't. If this was a cluster of teachers, you obey Allah subhanaw taala. It doesn't matter whether it's difficult or easy. It doesn't matter where you like the command or not. Not every command Allah subhanaw taala has in his Deena you're going to enjoy. Yes, not every command, he gives some Alexander you're going to enjoy, you're gonna find it, some of them are gonna find difficult. That's only because you're knifes doesn't like doing the right thing most of the time because the right thing usually requires it to be the right thing is usually going to be

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selfless. It's usually going to be beneficial. If you're going to be serving other people, then it doesn't like that. So the actual command itself isn't difficult. You're difficult, we're difficult. It says difference here. It's not about it's not that this command is hard or difficult. It's I'm difficult. I don't want to do stuff that are helpful. So So I clicked so I projected the difficulty that I have inside of me on the Command of Allah subhanaw taala even though the Command of Allah is not hard, because he never ever subhanaw taala commanded us to do something that was that was harmful ever. He never told you to do something that was going to be harmful to you. Everything he's

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commanded us to do. Soprano Donna is beneficial for us. 100% Hands down. If you have any doubt in that then you need to go back to the bases, the basics of faith, you need to go back and figure out who Allah subhanaw taala is all over again meaning you you walk down the path from the beginning with some misconceptions. He only asked her to do subhanaw taala that was helpful. He says what do you doula who become more useful? What are you ready to become with so he does not want difficulty for you? He only wants ease for you. He hasn't what why would it now you read hula hula Jalla Allah confit de mirage? He never He has never designed the deen so that there'll be hydrogen and

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difficulty, then why am I finding it hard?

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Is it the commander? Is it me? Well, then that's up to you now.

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But know this that no, no believer, male or female will hear Allah subhanaw taala give a command and then consider themselves having options. There's no option. He said this. That's what they're going to do.

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Of course, you have an option. Of course you're here to choose. Of course, no one can take that away from you. This is this is your this is your God given right to choose whatever you want. But you will not consider yourself to have options to have an option if Allah subhanaw taala gave it this is the first idea we're going to read an excerpt tonight. This is the central versus historic Lhasa is one of the most powerful in the Quran. And it's very true.

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You truly believe in Allah subhanaw taala you don't you don't ask questions. This is what he said, This is what I'm going to do. I'll figure it out why later.

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Two types of people in this world those who need a reason for everything, which we tried to provide because there are reasons for everything. Sometimes I'm not I'm not intelligent enough to figure out the reason for you. And sometimes I'll if someone has figured it out, so I can share it with you. It'll help you along the way. But true believers don't require any of that. What did he say? SubhanAllah. Todd, what do you say? No, no, no. What did you say that okay, dun dun. No, I don't

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Don't need it. I don't understand there must be a lot of I don't need it. He said this amount that this is what we're going to do. And that's, that's a true believer. Okay, let's do 72 of your class, if someone 72 I know, I'm skipping things because we don't have

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these 12 choices are of 30 This is like, this has been the hardest thing you better appreciate what

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she told how hard this was. It was very, very hard. Well, Allah, he this is so difficult, like I couldn't, I couldn't figure it out like I was, till this day, I look back. Okay, how did they talk about that? I hope. So what I did is I put 30 and just started randomly deleting. So I am as pleasantly surprised as you are, I just give the number and see what's going to turn out to be but there's all of the Quran is beautiful. And all the ideas are profound and worthy of reflection, it's really hard to come up with a choice that this is not in any form or manner a summary of the visit. I am not claiming these are the verses that are worthy of contemplation at all. I said that at the

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beginning, I maybe I should repeat that I'm not claiming that at all. These are just choices, just things I want to share. But even though it's way more than next year, we'll do maybe I'll have four that I'm going to talk about and then the rest will just be there for your for your for your own reflection.

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was, I mean how Hannah and I

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who can avoid whom.

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This is one of the most important I attend the most half forget about Sudha de la Serb specifically

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into Atlanta, it's very appropriately placed into a plaza, the surah that tells you you have to obey Allah when it's even when it's hard, especially especially when it's hard, especially when it's difficult. That's when you have to obey Allah. That's the only way out. The only way to prove yourself the only way for you to find enlightenment is through obeying Allah subhanaw taala when it's specifically difficult, which is what sort of explains at the end of it, it gives you this idea, this idea that is so philosophical, so gestational, it says in our optimal Amana indeed, we have paraded or showed or offered the Amana upon the cosmos, and the and the earth and the mountains

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all the great things that you identify as a human being everything that you see to be bigger than you more powerful than you much more solid than you the amount that was offered to them here. How about you carry it? And if I being a young millennial, no, I don't want it was shocking in a minute and you're actually a scared of it and afraid? Who can possibly carry this? No, I don't want this. What is this? Amanda it's something you're entrusted with something that you are entrusted with. I don't know if there's a word for it in English, honestly.

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Trust I think is the word for it. But I think the word Trust is confused sometimes in terms of the context of the language, but it's something that you're going to be entrusted with, you're gonna have to give back your take and you have to hold on to preserve take care of it, then offer back it unscratched and unbroken. So what is it that they were offered that they said no, no, no, no, no, no, we're not. Well, I might as well insert and then the human being ended up the one that's that carried it in no who can unfortunately the human being kind of a lumen, you're pressed himself with it, Jehovah and showed a lot of ignorance with it. What was it? It was your freedom of choice? It

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was the fact that you choose. You see them said you you have to make the right choice and obeying Allah Simone is hard.

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And at the end of the story said, remember that your choice is a gift. It's an Amana? Here, you can choose, you can say to God, no.

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John La Jolla Lulu with a number you can turn to Allah subhanaw taala say, No, I ain't doing it. You know, I understand. I understand. You're saying it's important. And there's I don't want to do it. Nothing else does that. There is no creature that does that. Every other teacher doesn't know whether preachers actually questioned themselves question their motives, questioned their intentions question their purpose. Now, there is no depressed tigers in the world that feel like they, there's more to them than then their stripes, they're fine. They're fine. They that they exist. And they're happy with how they live the rest of their lives. They go through their part of nature, the party is

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a bigger system. They're happy to be a part of this bigger system, and they continue to serve their role, every living thing does that ever watch their tuner run? So it's amazing if you want to talk to Simon and it's amazing how they they're born one way and you just innately know where to go. And they go exactly there and they die on the way and they if they had any brains at all, they would figure it out at some point, maybe avoid this part of the ocean so that we're not all devoured, but it doesn't matter. This is how they live. This is what allows them to do their doing the serving their purpose, there is no death no problems, the only creature that has metacognition that has the

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ability to look up and say Why am I here? And who am I I don't like this and I'm not enjoying it today. I need to change the environment that I need better than I need softer shoes, I need nicer lights and I need a comfier car I want I want food to be put this much in it than that I need to look this way. The only thing that doesn't get us we have we have this this amazing ability to make very interesting choices. It's an Amana though. It's a God given right? It's a God given right no one can take it away from you. Only tyrants will take away your freedom of choice. That's a whole separate topic. Honestly, we'll talk about that in a different sense. But this is a God given rights

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have the right to choose, no one should take that away from you, because Allah gave it to you, but do understand that it's in a manner, he gave it to you, you better take care of it. I'm telling you the cosmos on the earth and the mountains were scared of it were afraid they didn't want it.

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I take part in any let's just, let's just obey you. Because that's the only option demoniacal can't choose to disobey.

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It doesn't mean they don't have choice. They have choice. He just can't choose to disobey like, right now you and I have in front of us. As we sit here, we have a number of choices that we can make from it's not infinite number of choices. We can choose to do everything you can't choose to fly out of here. You can't choose to mute me when I'm speaking, you probably want to do but you can't choose to do it. You certainly choices are not available. It's not amongst the choices that you have. You don't have those choices, the minority to have a lot of choices, just disobeying Allah is not amongst them. Gonna say it's not maniacal or not pre programmed, we sometimes think that you

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could just No, no, no, when I got when they asked Allah subhanaw taala. I tried to feed her my UFC to FIFA, whereas we could, Dima, are you going to put on earth someone who's going to corrupt it and shut blood? So they asked him questions. But they don't have the option to disobey.

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You do?

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Because you do, there is reward and punishment at the end. And because they don't there is it is very simple. They don't have the option to disobey. So they can't claim Jana or be afraid of not because because they don't have that option. But you and I do. And because of that there is an option at the end, either this way or that way. Very, very, it's very meaningful. And it's very real. You and I can choose this Amana nothing wanted it.

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And the poor human being carried it. But oh how the human being has oppressed himself and shown ignorance with it. Be very careful. Not only do you need to be careful for yourself, but make sure your children understand that they that their choices matter. When you feel the child for so long, or for too long. They stopped valuing their choices. If we're making choices with them all the time, they stopped valuing the importance of making their own choices and decisions. And when they don't, when they don't make their own decisions in their lives.

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It ends up it backfires against them, it harms them later, because they don't see the value of the importance of making a choice because they never did. Because it was only until their 20s, when they were actually able to make their own choice to they don't see the importance of it, they never actually saw a consequence. They never made a choice and then had to deal with the consequences of bailing them out. We're always bailing them out, especially mothers, mothers are very bad at this. Mothers who bail out their children all the time, all the time, it's the father's job to make sure that doesn't happen. No, when they make the wrong decision they need. They need to see the

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consequence of what it means when you make the bad decision. So that they learned the value of making decisions and making choices. It's an Amana teach them to carry the ammonia, or else you're not you're not preparing them for carrying this the most important thing that they're going to carry, aside from carrying the Quran Islam before that before that, before we talk about that, they have to understand that their choices matter and that they are here, they're free, they must make choices and that no one should take that away and they should take it seriously.

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What else the whole point of talking about Quran and Sunnah. It's not gonna go anywhere because there's a there's a key point that's missing. Okay, let's do it. 24/7 Who has the 24? Good?

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Well, you may miss our tea. Well,

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we're in we Camilla Allah who then ofI Bala nem movie in. This is one of my favorite verses in the Quran. If you attended my Friday, if you attend my Friday, on Arabic, I beat this to death. I talked about this so often that some of the people asked me, please move on, just please move on to something else, because we've heard it too many times. This earlier, with Intuit this ebook that talks about the obedience of communities, not the obedience of individuals who are separate is very special, very special. Surah talks about the obedience and the submission of communities because it looks different, looks a bit different. How I obey as an individual has certain metrics that will

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measure that how a community does that is a little bit different. There are other measurements that you need to keep in mind, which wants to point out one of them. One of them is what it's about is the importance of dialogue. It's the importance of healthy dialogue between the between the different groups within that community, the importance of that no society, no community will survive, if it does not have that. And if it's not, if they have not learned how to debate, discuss, argue converse, have dialogue about things they disagree upon, in a healthy manner that this society is doomed, it will fail.

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And this area is not the first part that I'm interested in is the last part. He says this call may also come as a part of the dialogue Allah subhanaw taala He's giving us teaching, he's he's giving us debate points. subhanho wa Taala say this so many years ago, communism Alberty went on who is providing for you and who's giving you sustenance and that's, of course, a very profound argument that I'll leave for another night. But Allah say Allah, and then the second piece, which is what I'm interested in, he says and say this in Oh,

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Iacob law Allah houden hopefield early moving, and it's either us or you who is guided, or misguided or clearly misguided. I'll repeat what the Quran is saying. The quiet saying say this as you debate, and it's either us or Inna. Oh, come argue that has guided or in severe or clear misguidance or clear loss.

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What do you mean? It's either us or you know, it's us. We're the ones who are guided, they're the ones who are clearly misguided. What is this? Is the Quran? Like, backing out? Is the Quran taking a step back and saying, I don't know, we don't know when it No, of course not gentle, gentle Allah is not. It's not hesitating. He's not saying that no, no, there's a, there's a possibility that maybe we're wrong. But this is how you debate. If I enter a discussion with you. And I tell you before the session begins, look, there is nothing on God's green earth, under the sun that you can say that will change my mind. It's over, it's over before it begins, the debate doesn't even need to happen.

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There's no point of having dialogue with somebody who's telling you there is nothing you can say that will change my mind. I don't care. I'm not even listening to you. Basically, as you're saying, then that's not debate. That's not healthy. And that's not Islamic. Muslims don't enter debate that way. This is not just a web world, it's not just a matter of having a dialogue. No, this is truly what we believe as Muslims. It may come shocking to some of you.

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Oh my gosh, but that's okay.

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Because this is a part of Islamic creed is a part of Islamic understanding of the world. We look at things based on their ability to defend it with evidence. So when we enter a dialogue with someone, we tell them very clearly, yes, if you can prove that your point is better than mine, that I will follow you. Even if the Quran is using this concept. We are in a dialogue that is happening in the Quran between a believer and a pagan. On the issue of no hate. On the issue of tau hate the Quran is saying we're in now Oh, er comes after us. Are you one of us is guided. And the other one is it because we disagree on something fundamental, there is no way for both of us to be right. One of us

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is going to be wrong. The other one's going to be right. And the client doesn't come and say and we're right and you're wrong. He says no one of us is right and one of us is wrong. Maybe the evidence prove it. May May this dial makes this argument prove it. And if we are proven wrong, that we will follow the hook because the movement will follow wherever hap is

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a moment we'll look for Where's Where is righteousness? Where's the truth? And they will follow the truth regardless whether the truth was something that agrees with their

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inherited beliefs. Whether the heart does something that they find it doesn't matter. The moment you see truth in something you leave, but you haven't. That's what Islam is. Islam is based on that.

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Well, isn't that dangerous? Yeah. If your belief is wrong, it is. If your belief is not the truth, then yeah, it's very dangerous. If you're believing in a bunch of nonsense, then yeah. But if you're believing in the hub, then why is it? Why is it? Why? How could that be dangerous? If what you believe in is the truth is the ultimate undisputed truth telling me how that's dangerous. People who are scared of this concept, they're scared because they don't have enough trust in what they actually carry in their own hands. It's a lack of trust in their own belief and their own faith. But they don't want this idea to be there. No, no, this is no the crisis we're in now. Oh, er, it's not

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just a manners of good manners and debating where we we respect the other person's opinion. And we opened Oh, no, this is this is truthful, this is reality, a Muslim enter, saying, yes, let's see where the doctor is. Let's see where righteousness is. So that we can all follow it. If it's with me, I expect you to follow me. And if it's with you, then I'll follow you.

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Even when it comes to hate Eve, especially when it comes to hate, for anything, there is nothing that we are told to follow blindly as Muslims, not one thing. Not one thing. We are not required to follow one idea blindly, not one. Everything has to have evidence. Everything has to be based on an intelligent argument, like Well, well, as I say this, some people are wondering, Well, I never really built myself, that's your problem. I'm i What can I do for you? If you've built your email? You don't have a good, good argument for it. That's why explain to me why why would you believe in something without a solid argument for it? Why would you believe in something without being 100%?

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Sure. You see people who go through life with faith, and they just have a high probability of something. But he's like, yes, most likely this but that's not healthy, that doesn't help you. And then moments when it's really hard moments when it's really difficult when the when the squeeze is real, when you're getting crunched.

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Probability is not going to help you if you're probably not going to save you, it's your certainty that will is your certainty that will uncertainty comes from from a clear logical argument that you have built over the years.

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I love this one and that Oh, er, come show me. Show me show me a book of faith that has something like that. I dare you find me a book of faith that has within it. Allah the Creator, the one who wrote the telling the people that when you debate with them, you tell them one of us is right and one of us is wrong. Let the

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Evidence prove it. Show me. Show me a book that does that. This is this is the word of Allah Subhan. Because who who would have the who would have the courage to do that besides the one who owns the ultimate truth? If you have the ultimate truth, and you can say that no problem because you like, as long as you're gonna follow the evidence, all the evidence would come back to me. So go ahead, follow it. But if you don't carry the truth, then maybe evidence is not such a good idea. Maybe we don't do that. Maybe we don't, maybe maybe a couple of things. You just kind of accept it blindly. Just accept a couple of ideas blindly, please. I know. They make no sense. Maybe accept them anyway.

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Not in Islam, not Islam. You don't accept anything blindly. You don't accept anything that doesn't have an assignment that is pointing you towards it, nothing. And that's why if and because we don't do that anymore, because that's not our practice. That's why we're struggling. That is why we're struggling. Because we lost our confidence. We lost her confidence. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam was ready for an argument and debate anytime, anytime. Anytime, any hour of the day, you want to talk we'll talk they didn't want to talk with him because they couldn't hold a candle to what he was saying. He has a lot to say.

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And then over the years, we lost that a little bit and once we lost that, it became more difficult than we started to hide and we didn't want to have these in Oh er, the ALA houden ofii abahlali Mubin All right. Let's do my what how much time do we have? Okay, we have good

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let's do 46 of swords 746

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In Hawaii Ilana the roll calm bay in the other being shady at the end of sort of sub loss of haunted houses verse that is very, pretty interesting. He says but the property is only being told at the end when you're when you're talking to the director community gives him a couple of pieces of advice. There's a couple of pieces of advice to live by. One of the pieces of advice that he offers subhanho wa Taala for the Prophet alayhi salam to convey to us is in nama are able to come be Wahida I am going to ask you just for one thing. I'm going to ask of you just just one thing just do one thing for me. Forget about all I told you a lot of stuff. Forget about all of it. Just do one thing.

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What is it? And the coup de la Messner Wafula the tomb teta FATCA rule for you to dedicate yourself or you to dedicate yourself for the sake of Allah meaning dedicate yourself to finding out and figuring out what is correct and what is wrong. What is righteous and what is falsehood? just dedicate yourself Docomo? I talked about this yesterday for Octomore Jacqueline dini. Hanifa, nothing is solar. What about Morocco, dubium is calm. The concept of TM is establishing something dedicating yourself to a certain cause that's what the means, in a sense is activism. So entaco moolah, he for you to dedicate yourself for the sake of Allah, methanol or for Radha in groups and

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individuals soon tech guru, and then you embrace her indulge and deep thought to de facto and then you indulge or embrace deep thought, deep contemplation and reflection. This is an ayah in the Quran, that's telling you what I want you to do is to focus on Allah so if I focus on the concept of why you're here, what you're what you're, why you're alive, just dedicate commit yourself to that for a bit, whether you do it in groups, or do it individuals and make a difference. And then and

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then just think, really deeply contemplate, reflect, analyze, observe difficult. That's why all the scholars will say difficult without it and teittleman Min, Eva de Sena tin and all these other narrations where the scholars, the scholars, like Abu Hanifa, Shafi, new American and others will say, they'll say for you to spend an hour of deep reflection, deep contemplation is better than just when they're worshiping for a full year. there praying mindlessly for pull your note, just spend an hour of just thinking of reading the Quran and contemplating why because that's what's going to that's what makes a difference.

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The way we behave is just a reflection of what values we have built on the insight. The amount of course you are you have is just a reflection of your content, your understanding of God, your understanding of the relationship with God and your relationship with God Himself and a lot of other stuff like it's it's actually something you can't change trying to change the symptom is artificial and doesn't work. It doesn't mean anything have to go back to the root cause what why am I not feeling anything? The problem goes much runs much deeper is something about something in your psyche, it's something in your mentality and your belief system, there's something missing there, go

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back and fix that. And you'll find that once you fix that, everything else will change the wire, you rewire things a little bit and then and then the result will change for us to try to change a result that has a very problematic root cause is a waste of everyone's time.

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It really is. So sometimes I'll come and tell you okay, just yeah, here's a big voice of the Quran and we'll all

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How to Get any use or how to artificially come up with a tear. And you will do it and it'll work for a couple of times, but it's not. It's not sustainable, and it's not meaningful, and it will dry up very soon. Why? Because the root cause has not been addressed. There's another problem. There's a lack of belief, there's a little bit of doubt. There's some degree of just you're not happy, you're upset with something, there's something unclear to you. There are some problems that you have not unpacked, you haven't unpacked them, yet you haven't dealt with them. So Allah says, Look, all I ask is do one thing. Just one thing. Commit yourself to the idea of not you know, commit yourself to

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this myth, make sure that you're dedicated to the concept and then perform deep thought

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you will come to the conclusion, my view Sahibi Coleman jinma. Welcome to the close up your your saw, which is the Prophet SAW Selim, the guy who came to you is not insane. Nor is he lying in Hua in Novi will come, you'll come to the conclusion that all he is, is a Warner for you. Maybe you know, yet they either had been studied and was waiting in front of them is a very severe punishment. That's all that's all you'll that's the conclusion you'll come to that there's nothing else here. Besides the fact that either you still have to assume brought you the truth. And what is waiting later, if you don't watch out is going to be something very severe. But you have to engage it. You

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have to you have to embrace deep thought difficult. It's difficult. How did Muhammad Sallallahu ala Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam become rasool Allah, how would he become? What is it that led him to it? It was difficult. He went to spend time in the mountain. Here we go spending a lot of camera and all he would do is think he didn't pray.

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How could he pray, he wasn't told how to do it yet. It wasn't clear to him. His prayer was in the form of contemplation. He's sitting in a cave on the top of a mountain, you should go into God one day if you ever go to Mecca, because when you sit there, you understand I don't need you to sit there and do the tobacco but just understand what he was seeing. He had chosen a spot where he could see the Kaaba. And he could see the open plains and the mountains in the sky in front of him. So he had a really a view, a beautiful view of God's creation, he would sit down, he would contemplate, why is all this here? What am I here to do? What's the point of all of it?

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And that's, that's why he became rasool Allah. So I said,

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without doing that, there's going to be a missing link that will forever linger inside of you and will never hold you back from what you would like to actually achieve. We're running out of time. Let's do oh my gosh.

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What is 27 and 28?

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Is that I'm Tara is that and I'm Tara. I'm being picky? Is it? You seven and so on and

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so forth. And I'm saying 2728 I'm taller. Yeah. And I'm told I'm pretty sure it is. Yeah, okay, good. Yeah, we read the like, the second one we just the second one because we're running out of time.

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Well, I mean, and see what there will

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be one more telephone al Qaeda lick in amya. Shell law. I mean, everybody in the room

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in law has eased off who these verses were the father. This is what he says sometimes I listen to it, and then make your own judgment. At the end of them you say indeed the One who reveals Allah is the scientist or the scholar. So I'm gonna ask you what type of scientist what type of Scholar does he actually mean here? Subhanahu wa Tada. Well, let's go through the first one and see what he means. All right. And I'm telling you and Allah is that I mean a summer email did not see that Allah subhanaw taala descended from the sky water for Laguna de terre Marathi mokhtari phenyl. One who and with that water we have extracted from the earth fruits and vegetables that have different kinds of

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different species and different categories.

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of telephone, I mean, algae, barely, Judea, don't be airborne. We're homegrown, mobile telephone Alwan hoo ha ha Robbie will suit it from mountains, you will find soil and rock that some are black, some are white, some are red, and they come in different forms and different kinds of different categories. Wamena nussey, what they'll be, well UNAMI multileaf will unwind hookah Darrick. And from human beings and other animals and livestock you will find different races, different ethnicities, different species, different colors and different types. And then he says in them hi ash, Allah minibar, the heater Allah indeed the One exclusively the people who revere Allah are the

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scientists, what type is he talking about? subhanho wa taala. Now this is not to say that the alum of the Sierra and Hadith and in fact, don't reveal Allah? Of course they do. Of course, who else is going to explain this verse to you, if not them, they're the ones who will explain it to you. So of course they revere Allah, then what is why he's saying that here.

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Because if you truly want to revere Allah, you have to understand Allah. And if we would understand Allah subhanaw taala. To understand you can't understand His essence you have to understand what he did, what he made, what he created, what he produced, how are you gonna understand that if you don't understand what's in front of you, if you if you're not in, if you're not in connection with nature around you, if you're not a part of the world, if you have not studied that you don't understand the variety that Allah subhanaw taala has created the diversity and you have not dove. If you didn't, don't dive deep into it to comprehend it, then you don't fully understand the beauty of what he

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made. But when you do and you fully appreciate the complexity and the beauty that exists in every cell in the body

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Every cell is a kingdom that is functioning almost independently with communication routes with everything around it. It is it is breathtaking. When you when you take this route and you just stare at one cell, it's just it's mind blowing. It's its own little universe and then you look upwards. And it's the same thing. As you look at what Allah subhanaw taala made.

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You appreciate him and when you appreciate Allah subhanaw taala you revere Allah. And that's it. There's no other way to revere Allah. If my understanding of what Allah subhanaw taala did is, it's just someone who is zapping things into into existence magically. All right, it's cool, but most of you have watched Harry Potter and stuff. So after a while it kind of wears off. But if you understand the complexity that goes into creating the smallest organism, the complexity that exists in every aspect, every detail of the ecosystem that we are amazingly ruining on a daily basis, when you understand that, then you're all you're in awe of the ones who made it all like what what level

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of knowledge was required for this to exist what degree of wisdom for this, I can't even understand it. I can't even begin. We don't even have we've barely scratched the surface. We have barely scratched the surface of figuring out how how the human body works. It's not the stuff on the inside. We basically understand anything you want to know more go go take a course in immunology and see what do we know, we barely know anything. We have no idea what's happening on the inside. We're just we're just trying stuff and if it works amazing, we have a publication and there will be given we make a multimillion dollar medication and people live longer. We have very little understanding

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what's actually happening. Because it's extremely amazing. It's beautiful. That's where reverence comes from as being all this amazing. That's why in Nehemiah Shala so go and learn. Go and learn. Learn your deen obviously, which is the message that I carry with in my life so obviously I'm not telling you to stop coming and learning your deen but go and learn every other field of science. Do not be afraid of science. There is no reason for you to shy away from any aspect of science because of religion ever. Take that as a golden rule pin put it the a pin it up in your in your dashboard. There's no reason for you ever to shy away from any aspect of science because of religion ever. All

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religion does is tell you go and learn. Learn as much as you possibly can and you will only come to the conclusion of law in the law and you will revere them more Subhana wa Tada you can say well a lot of scientists don't believe in God that I didn't say believe that I didn't say believe it said revere you have to believe first to revere belief is not through science belief is to philosophy something different but once you believe in Allah you want to revere him go learn when he go figure out what he did go understand what he created and then you'll be in awe of His creation. I have run out of time. I want to take a few minutes and just remind you this is the first night of the last 10

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nights of Ramadan yellow body will Muslim fucile here How you doing man in the V Allah who don't have toilets whatever you want whatever the Allah one who can kinda Nabil sal Allahu Allah Who early he was

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a free roaming Ramadan. Allah you know who Why are you a healer who were shut down means whenever the last 10 nights of Ramadan entered, he brought his night he made his night alive he He granted his night life and he never He didn't sleep anymore at night that's it no one's sleep for last time he didn't sleep at all the night was always alive. And he woke up his family he would wake up out Isha get almost cinema you'd knock on it. In fact he musta get up outside of out of the last 10 He wouldn't do that let people they weren't they were sleeping you let them sleep last night he couldn't help but no you have to get up. If you may miss it. If you missed it this night. I know you

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don't want to miss this night. We'll shut down Zara who you would pull out he would pull the sleeves up ready to go in for anybody installed to asylum. We have evidence we have evidence in the sunnah to Saha. For later today, to be every single night of these last 10 nights. I have evidence for every single lead including the even notes. Not only do I have evidence for the Prophet, Allah is awesome. I have evidence from scholars. Every single night I can sit every night and start counting the number of scholars and the Hadith that point out the 21 to being vital, and 22 and 23 and 24 down to the end. Why? Because Allah subhanaw taala hid it and because it moves around, because

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that's how Allah subhanaw taala operates, everything is hidden, the day you die is hidden. The actual deed that Allah has accepted from you is hidden. The deed that you may be punished for is hidden. Everything is hidden. You don't know anything none of us do. If we knew if I knew that I did something that was accepted. I wouldn't be sitting here. If I didn't get one thing was accepted. You're on your own. If I know that I'm good. If I know that something is and I'm good, I don't need to do this anymore. I'm doing this because I'm very selfish and I want to find something that you'll accept from me subhanho wa Taala you will do it for the same reason. No one's asking you to worship

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Allah selflessly worship Him selfishly. But unfortunately the only way you can be very selfish is to be selfless in no other way is to is through service that Allah subhanaw accepts you. But there's evidence for every single night at the end of Ramadan.

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Hadith I'll give you this one so you can think about your women or Buhari or your man Muslim and maybe say including Barbara well I felt an adultery when maybe you said Allah Sam Yes, you do obey nama in what Lane we're at and feel clean. What kind of illegal aliens were actually I was laid off. And the Prophet Allison was praying and it was raining that night and it on his face was mud

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Because the when they change the headline or the upper part of the message, it didn't have anything. So when it rained, it rained and he would make so soon it would be, it would be it would be mud, and then he would just be mud on his face. He said that was the 21 night of Ramadan, which is the night that we're looking at right now.

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So it could be tonight could be next night? I don't know. No one knows. So just commit yourself pretend nights if I told you if someone gave you an exam with 10 questions said one of these questions if you answered it, right, you pass and if you answer everything else and don't answer that question you feel what do you do?

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You just go to the seventh question.

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Here's the seventh question and give it a try. Or you ask for a whole slice of how you feel about yourself and inshallah couple with a feeling to contribute believe in. Yeah.

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Yeah, okay. Okay. And as you it will start at three o'clock tonight. She does his cut them out one. So he's just a full cut may starts at one o'clock, we may ask him to do it to towards the end of Ramadan so that we can all be but for now it's at one and we're going to start 203 And it runs to 415. So what is a potluck base. So if you want to have your order, you're welcome to but you need to bring something with you to eat any food that you bring, you must take home like once you're done, don't just leave it you need to take it home, we don't have facilities. Last year we had too much food here. It's not It's wasteful. So we don't want that to be the case. So everyone is welcome to

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come in sha Allah to Allah. And we as we go along I will explain the program more and more but for now it starts three o'clock there'll be six laconic between each juror there will be a small call center and they'll be sitting down some nights will be in Arabic, some days there'll be an English inshallah they don't do not very good in English. So I bring in fellow people to do it for us. So you're welcome to come and shall attend that as well will be recorded for those who only want to attend it from home. Last thing before we go for Salah, please, if you have children, please keep them with you. Please don't let your kids just to wander around. Because what's happening at the end

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of Salah towards the end is that they're grouping up. Even my own children included the group grouping out and they're causing a lot of noise and they're bothering people in their prayer. And it's not appropriate. So so please, there's nothing more than I love than seeing younger, younger people in the masjid. But they need to stay where they are with their parents need to sit there, they get tired, they can sit down, they can follow along with the Quran sitting down, but we can't have people just wandering on their own. So please, please, please, if you have a child with you keep them close by and if you lose them, go look for them and then bring them back so that we don't

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have Jonnie bothersome because people are praying and we're bothering people and there's sin and doing things like that. Okay, so pakaloa Hendrickson, Allah Allah heyland is talking to winning also Elijah Muhammad in earlier Socrates many

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