Ramadan 2023 Quranic Reflections #18

Adnan Rajeh


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The speakers discuss the message of Islam, including its negative impacts on the community, friendships, and lack of commitment. They emphasize the importance of listening to the story and finding ways to break down the message. The segment also touches on peer pressure, the idea of striving for success, and the importance of not letting someone become your friend. The speakers stress the need for personal success and avoiding giving up on one's own success. They also emphasize the importance of practicing certain practices and avoiding certain behaviors.

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Muhammad Ali was a limb robotic and a beginner Muhammad Ali, he was so happy to Jemaine or that. And I can shout Allah to Allah, we actually are going to almost complete a certain number that we won't finish the whole thing. But we'll come close and certain number as I said it was the are explained a few nights ago is the end of the of this cluster of sutras. Hopefully,

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maybe in another night or two, I'll do an I'll do a quick summary of what the groups of students were and what they talked about. So this group from slot to unlimited talks about carrying the message of Islam, what that means, and each store takes it's a very nice gradual kind of buildup. So it's like those who are responsible. And you're going to do it through the Quran. So that kind of gives you the four elements required to build your society and build your empire, your civilization or community, whatever it is that you want to use, in terms of organized groups of people. So with money, I'm talking about the basic unit, which is family, and its role in continuing continuing this

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message moving forward to a BA talks about the actual essence of the message that is not for misery, and it's not for upset or sadness or difficulty, it's actually there for ease and fulfillment, even though the path itself may be difficult, because people will stand in your way, and you have to fight off certain desires and whims and,

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and urges, so that the MBA gives us the role models which are by the merit of the name, the MBA, sort of the hedge tells us that carrying this message is a journey, just like how Jesus journeys a pilgrimage, the ups and downs, eases difficulties, you're going to have to be flexible, persevere, and you have to strive, in order for this to actually work for you. So to me, no one tells us that the value is in human beings, volumes in investing in people always has been and always will be. So Columbia tells us, this message is designed to protect community. That's what it's there for, it's there to protect. If you protect your community with the proper ethics and the proper teachings,

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then it will it will light up, which is why the disorder is named ignore these, these these teachings of this message is what's going to protect and preserve your community for you without them and your community will basically collapse as as many haven't as many are right now.

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After that, we will get started. We started today with Twitter for one, so to focus on the last three sewers of this cluster for kind of Shauna, and then will they do their interesting

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talk before they start talking about the impact of certain things on the message, the impact, those will have a context about a lot of the negative impacts of bad friendships,

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shirk, lack of commitment, lack of ethics, lack of morals, like sort of, for Kant goes through the negative impact everything that's negative, that can affect the message and just goes through a list of things, which is why it's a sort of it's quite well, and he will well known and well memorize it because it's actually compartmentalized into a number of paragraphs. Each paragraph talks about something that has a negative impact on your capability in your capacity to carry this message. So the shout out talks about the the impact of public speech or a narrative of the impact of narratives, narratives, whether they are our narratives as Islamic narratives or there are media

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driven narratives which is why it's so to China is really interesting to the point where I should do just a session just show you how this how to show not tell stories that were told also told elsewhere in the Quran. But the way you show the show, it tells them the subtle differences are so are so it's like it's polished. Like Allah Subhanallah shows us what the public narrative of Mossad is, and I'm story was not the internet, it tells you what they were talking about their groups to their Charlotte tells you what the people sitting outside of the castle were actually hearing from around them from musante. He said, and so it's a little bit of a different approach. But so the

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Charlotte focuses on the narrative, which was why it's called Charlotte poets, because poets back then control the media narrative, and they actually were the voice of the people. And then when it came to news when it came to Yaniv immortalizing, any events, it was opponents who did it, hands down. And so it never talks about the impact of strength or power of status on on this on, on on carrying the message. It's like sort of kind of told you you need these things, in order for it to work and it's worth it and shout out for a shout out. And then Ben, kind of specifically went dove a little bit deeper into exactly what their impact is going to be on your capacity and getting the

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message out there. So with the normal, you're gonna find this the story of Solomon specifically in it, because so a man strength that what made the difference. And on the other, the flip side, the story after the slider, how do you still couldn't get anywhere because he didn't have it. He didn't have a string, there was no strength, he had no no capacity, no status.

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And that's kind of the focus of those of these tools. And that's the end of that. You don't need that cluster. Don't tell us give us all these concepts that we've acquired to carry this message and the impact of certain things, the negative impacts and the positive impacts when it talks about narrative and power. In short, when it's not negative impacts. It's actually the potential of the positive impact when it's your distributor is a bunch of warnings. Here's a bunch of things, you're a bunch of things that can ruin your capacity to carry the message, which is why so in my opinion, it's one of the most important tools and if it wasn't too long, I would have done it after fajr and

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Ramadan at some point, but it's just too long. I still may end up doing it at some point if we can figure out how to break it down, because it's actually very worthy of listening to it. So let's start with that.

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All wasted more time. Let's do actually ID number 27 That's what we're gonna start with 37

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Yeah, well you learn later Neelam Jeff is Fula and then Holly ILA that's 27 or 28. That's 27 you're looking at it before it or after it. That's when he might. Yes.

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Boy oh my oh Bonnie Wanda. Yeah, the Ouya lathe and the husk Dumas, Rasul de sebelah, like a locket. So this is suited for fine. Again, suitable client is easy as paragraph. Each paragraph focuses on the negative impact of something. And if you want to know all the different categories, just go back to my store summaries and listen to the half hour where I go through them in detail. But I'm gonna give you an example of one of them. That sort of the shot up, that sort of client focuses on that I really think is important, especially for my younger brothers and sisters, and actually doesn't make a difference. But I think I think you should be aware of this earlier rather than later. The impact

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of of bad friendships, or bad relationships of toxic people in your life and peer pressure in general. And just as we all may our will volley more Isla de Han and the day where the oppressor will bite down. The one who made the mistake one who pressed himself obviously not others, and the press themselves, meaning they chose made the wrong choices will bite down on their hands.

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This is in the I think not only the Arabic culture but I think other cultures as well is a symbol a symbol of regret and remorse. It was not just it's very specific to the author of The I'll talk to about it a lot. So you find it all over their poetry and in their sermons Yalgoo volume on a day the prisoner pressed himself will come in to bite down on their hands and regret the whole why are they doing anyway? What is this person regretting who? Yeah, they tend to hold on to our SULI sebelah? Why wish I had I had chosen the way of the Prophet Yeah, oh, a letter, oh, I missed so much trouble. Late any death, he's fallen and kalila. I wish I didn't choose to learn. It was a generic name. It's

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not really a name. No one's called Phoolan. But it's just a person, I did not choose this person to be my friend. They'll call the abalone any victory by either, if any, indeed he led me astray from the remembrance that came to me. What kind of shape on are you in and certainly a ruler in the shape one has always been someone who let the human being down.

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Now, this verse does not need a coexisting story. But it has one just to make it more interesting and more fun to tell me you don't really need a coexisting story. These verses are self explanatory. It's talking about it gives you a snapshot of your milk piano where a person is standing there. And it is in severe regret, to the point where he's so upset that he needs to express his upset physically. Right, this is the degree this is how upset he is. He needs to express his upset physically, he's upset with himself. So he harms himself, he bites down on his own hand to induce pain into himself. And that's explains a lot of you know, self harm behaviors in the world. People

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who hurt themselves are upset with themselves, subconsciously, they just don't know it. They're upset with themselves, they're upset that they didn't do the right thing a certain moment, or they allowed something bad to happen and didn't say anything. But they're so upset with themselves a self harm. And they require years of or not maybe years, but they require require a certain degree of self analysis and self awareness to be able to identify why it is that they're upset with themselves. And once they identify, they stop self harming. You know, that's why you go especially where you have to, if someone's self harming you need to go and speak to a specialist, you need to

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go to mental health care professional, so they can help you to break you know, to kind of to unpack all that what's happened to figure out why it is you're so upset with yourself that you find, you find find some degree of satisfaction or fulfillment in harming yourself. On the Day of Judgment, though, it happens more

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spontaneously, where they just, he just bites down on his arm in his hand. He's so upset with himself. How do I let this happen? He's asking himself, how is it that I did not walk with the prophets? How is it that his path was so clear, and I didn't walk it

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was full. And you just remember it was fun. Was that friend of mine? It was my friends. They Yeah, it was totally now remember that I wish I never took them as my friends. They completely they completely led me astray from something that was clear that we came to me the remembrance was right there. Someone brought it to me, I saw it. It made sense. I was willing to do it. And then they just kept on pulling me and pushing me and poking. And, and I just I didn't do it. It was too late at that point.

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Whether you're 15 or 85, bad friends will have a bad influence on you. Peer pressure matters. It makes a big difference. But the thing is, peer pressure is not a one way road, meaning peer pressure works in the good way to meaning if you're surrounding yourself with really good people, high ambition. People have a great values. People have you know, solid principles, people who have good ethics and know where they're going to have clarity in their lives. They will also peer pressure you to do that and become that and that's what I would advise you to do.

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Go look for people who are any who are like that people who are inshallah going to go places in their life. People who have clarity, who have a vision of a path who were ambitious, are going to achieve things, and surround yourselves with them. Because they will, again, pressure you to be that way. Just like if you surround yourself with a bunch of bums, then you're going to basically be peer pressured into doing exactly what they're doing. And then all the potential that you had everything that you were capable of that you know, you can do, you know, you can do you know, what you know, you can go far is going to be lost. And if you lost because you just you're sitting with people who

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don't have ambition. Now, that same person is someone who would say the same thing to I would give them same advice. But at certain moments in life, you have to be really selfish. You have to take care of yourself. And you're not responsible for all of your friends and where they go in your life in their lives, you're very rarely responsible for what you're going to do. So if you're surrounding yourself with people who are pulling you down, who are guiding you astray, or leading you astray, people who aren't allowing you to reach your potential, you want to do something hide about the market, and they think it's silly, and they're not actually a partner in it. They don't not like

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mine and what you want to do, then get rid of them, you have to get rid of them. Allah, he'll be the best thing you've ever done for yourself. It will be the best choice you've ever made. If you make a quick, Swift change to your friends, if you don't, then listen to this verse again. Listen to these three verses and sort of through full con, where he says yeah, late and he

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will learn and kalila I wish I did not have to allow that person to be my friend or best friend. I wish I didn't do it led me astray. The story actually has a coexisting mean, this is the vs. I actually have a coexisting story to them.

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And I'll talk to you quickly before I think it's worthy of listening to the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam.

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One of the people who harmed him the most were the people who persecuted him the most throughout his life in Mecca, was a man by the name of walkabout had been had been more organized. And Akbar was the best friend of Abuja. And he oppressed the prophet Ali assaulted him severely he would only come to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam is sometimes as the Prophet was praying he would take his word throughout his his scarf and put it around the profit Alia sauce on his neck and almost make him faint. He brought some once the the the intestines of a dead camel and put it on it and poured it on the profit it is sometimes head when he was making so good, he had done a lot and he goes even

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beyond that even beyond the physical but that's an example of the physical and then somehow started to calm down and he was listening to the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam and it was it was making sense to him. And the Prophet has also spent a bit more time with him and Rocco was getting very close to accepting Islam like he was right it was it was only it was it was close to it, which I had at that time was away we don't comes back from a journey. He comes home before he even gets to spend the night they come in knock on his door.

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Don't go go in. It'll help call Hey, Buck, go go catch your friend. Cool. Why Baba is on his way to leaving his Dean. So Bucha had actually leaves him his house immediately. And he goes in he knocks on the door of the Hakuba hlcm Gala meaning kala Anika haram. Well, what do you hear? I mean, what do you HCA haram mean? I will not speak to you again. Nor will I look at you again. that that doesn't happen. Until you go and you spit Muhammad cyberspace

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off. Well, we're stuck with the dilemma here. What does he do his best friend? Or what is making a lot of sense to him and what the audience thought of his teaching. And what do you think Akbar chose

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not the right one. Didn't make the right choice there and did he

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does what a bad friend can do. Imagine removed from this whole story.

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Different outcome, a very different outcome. Could have been something we could have said something different about it would have maybe other stories to to share about it. But we don't have this one to share about him. Yo Ma agua de Mohalla de when he comes in, he bites down on his hand and remorse for the whole tumor have was truly subdued. I wish i i wish i went with the profits. How do they Yahweh that early 20 Learn and Helene but think about that long and hard? Let's go to 52

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for now totally free to you know, hit home big head and can be a

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very simple version of the question not very complicated. The Prophet Allah subhanaw taala talks to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says well, I've cut yourself off now who may know whom Leah the Kuru fellow nurses in local flora and Delia have sent this Quran you have detailed amongst them. But most people have chosen to disbelieve what oh hitting up Rabbi for now if he couldn't get in the Quran if you have if you want it to be sent to every group, every small group of people every town in every village, its own profit, but we didn't because that defeats the purpose and it doesn't there's no need for it, but totally real carefully and so don't follow the way of the disbelievers.

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Hey Don't be here. This is a McCue Surah to work on is McKee was not is not made any, it was not revealed in Medina revealed in Mecca. The Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam would hear the word jihad and Metka a couple of times a few times with Lanka boots, and then here in sulit.

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For con, it was impermissible during the time of Mecca for anyone to bear arms, the Muslims were not allowed to carry a sword and go against their enemy. They weren't allowed, like they were actually it was haram. They were not they couldn't do it. So the usage of the word Jahad here is not combat, it cannot be understood as combat, like you don't have the option, there were just I just drive. That's the meaning of it. Under striving, combat exists is one of the ways of striving. It's one of the circumstantial methods of striving for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala with the right context, it's there. But for this example, and so to focus on it isn't because it was revealed before that

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was even an option so we can understand it that way. So what Yeah, hit him and then really the reason I gave you this is not really that is to be after it was yeah, hey, don't be here with want to be with something. So strive against them. Do you heard and Kabira a great strive, meaning putting your full effort and striving, striving is pushing against difficulty and seeing your goal and going after it regardless of the number of obstacles and challenges that exist on the way actually you know that they're there. So you're pushing against them before they even happen. Like you're, you're, you're prepared for them far. But as when it happens, and you weren't prepared. So

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you see your persevere. Striving is when you know what they're there. So you're going to you're going in knowing that it's going to be hard, it's no it's going to be a bunch of challenges, obstacles and difficulties. So you're ready as you go in. So you've been told it is awesome do not follow the way of the disbelievers which I hit on this drive against them a great strive with what though? What's the hot here be? What does it refer to?

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The Quran, which I hate him be able to Quran, strive against them with the Quran, with words, with values, with principles, with arguments, with discussions with thoughts. That is what you're going to strive against them, your great strive, you had an Kabira the only time that wording comes in the Quran, you don't find it elsewhere. It's only here. Jihad then can be a great strive and want to strive against them a great striker with one with the Quran. That's what you're going to do. That's what the Quran is there for. As you strive for the sake of Allah, as you perform your jihad for the sake of Allah, you're doing it with that book in your hand. That's what you're using is those values

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and those principles and those practices and those teachings and that law that you're going to use to strive against those who refuse it, because that's how you make a difference. The story never does. It never did. The story doesn't change people's beliefs and minds. actually merge arises though. Like if you take a sore to population of people, it doesn't make them stop believing what they believe it just makes them actually hold on to it more, they lose more people and they marginalize their thought even even harder. It's been this is history. It's not even something I have to prove. It's just how things work. The problem is when you look when you look at the Prophet

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sallallaahu Selim in the in the Sahaba they didn't change people's minds to Islam with the sword. It didn't happen during his life. It was done. And it most definitely not happened after his life. The conquests that occurred and the foot to heart and that occurred during Islamic history. They did. People didn't change into Islam because of the sword. No one was forced to leave their Deen, actually a part of the Islamic faith was to preserve people's. So I met with BIA on Wilson I went to my session yesterday, is preserving places of worship. People changed and became Muslim because the Sahaba strived against them with the Quran, with the Quran with the meanings and values of the

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Quran, which is why which is why the till this day, if you go to the Middle East, there's still minorities that aren't Muslim, all over the Middle East. If you come from any country and we look at that people look at them at least from from and they just see brown people are just troublemakers or just are Muslims. You have no idea. Well, it is much more diverse back there than it is here. I come from Damascus, Damascus there are minorities is over. There's over like 100 minorities, where there's like 304 100 people, that's it. And they've been living in the same neighborhood in Damascus for like 1000 years or more with a dean that I don't even know how to pronounce the name of it. I

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have no idea what they believe in. And they've been there for a very long time.

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When we talk about

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Christians obviously live in the middle east of different denominations, but Jews do too. There are full neighborhoods in almost every major city in the Middle East where Jewish people live and have been living there for a very long time. And no one oppresses them.

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So when we anyone, it's important to understand that Islam was never never spread by the sword. It was spread by the thoughts. Look at what the Mongols did, they came and they they washed over eastern Jonnie Western Asia. They just went through everything. Just slaughtered people by the by the by the hundreds of 1000s. What happens when they finally came to our land yesterday they knocked down about

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And they knocked down parts of diminishment. But eventually they they melted into it. They became Muslim. They melted into some it ended with Angel loot. And that was it and they became Muslim. And we didn't lose our faith and they've picked up something new. They ended up becoming a part of Islamic. That's where they go back to where their origins from today. They're Muslim. Go back to the origins. We didn't go to them they came to us. Even those who brought the sword to us accepted Islam ended up taking our faith. Why? Because the striving is not what the sword what Yeah, hit home be here the striving is with that book. You have a strong idea. You don't need a sword. The person who

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needs a story someone else is bankrupt has no thoughts. Their ideas are useless or worthless. They're garbage. So he needs to put a sword on your neck to take them. But they're garbage take them. Or also, if you haven't good idea, you don't need to put a sword in someone's neck. Like take it off. I'm good. This is great. I want it. You put yourself in a way I'm good. I know. You don't need a microphone on my neck. That's why a parent and same thing goes for parenting doesn't grow for us or for someone running a classroom or a country or anything. You don't need power you don't need if you can if you can reason with people if your ideas make sense. That's why Allah subhanaw taala

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Yeah, hey, don't be here. Use it strive with that you heard and Kabila great striving? Okay.

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Let's do.

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I think we're going to take this 177 of Brooklyn the last idea please want to get through a little bit of Charlotte in the middle possible.

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Alma Yaga OB come Rob be Lola

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will come further. The tomb for Sophie Kuhn who these broad met, I wanted to talk about this area. So I knew the number coming in.

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Because I could talk about this one last area of

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work and tells you as a part of this cluster, from farm, to animal of carrying the message, all of the requirements, all of the challenges and be wares to the client, all it does is tell you beware. Beware here the things that will ruin it for you a peer pressure nears the lack of commitment tears, the lack of striving, here's the all the stuff that will ruin it for you. And then it tells you you want to fix all that here are the here are the characteristics of anybody to run. Here's the people who can overcome all of that. And it describes people in a certain way. That's why you find these beautiful bridges at the end. The last I have circled for a client right at the end, giving you the

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last tool that you will use to overcome these difficulties as you carry the message is putting my yeah but will be Komarov beam. Lola Yeah, but will become he says, say this what why what is your Lord care about you? Yeah, but will mean you know, care.

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Why would he care? Why would your Lord care about you? What would it possibly

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would possibly cause Allah subhanaw taala. To care at all? Or to find any interest in us as human beings now? Yeah, but we'll be coming up big. We're very small. We're very weak, very simple. We don't there's not much about us. That's too impressive, honestly. So why wouldn't God care about anything to do with us? Whether things go well, they go unwell. Maybe just to me, we're just left to float on this planet until we kill each other and it's all over on its own. Who cares? Why would he care? But now? Yeah, but the question was, why would he care? Why would your Lord care about you, Lola.

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If it wasn't for the fact that you made dua,

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if it wasn't for the fact that you supplicated him, and you spoke to him.

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This area is saying if it wasn't for the fact that you were in communication with Allah subhanaw taala he has no reason to care. He wouldn't care at all. The reason he still cares about you, the reason he cares about you is that you speak to Allah, and that you continue to have a relationship with Allah subhanaw taala he will never turn his back on those who have a relationship with Him. Jalla Jalla Lu,

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Lula da, da, I find it to be a very appropriate to talk about as we kind of enter slowly is the 18th night isn't it? Yeah, we're slowly coming towards the last 10 nights of Ramadan.

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This idea is one of the most severe verses that talked about this concept. It comes in a rhetorical question Maya, but will be comfortably why why would he care? Why would he care at all if it wasn't for your DUA?

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If it wasn't for the fact that you make dua for God because it's up to him. This is speaking the people of polish and you will have refused to do it.

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You will have refused to do it for sofa, your cool deserve and because of that punishment, and that's taken out obviously because of context. It's clear the exam I mean, it has to happen. It is it is decisive is definite Sofia Kudo. Lizama it is definitely going to occur and he's referring to punishment, as you have refused to perform dua than is most definite that that you're going to be punished. G is versus one of the most interesting verses in the Quran where Allah subhanaw taala is very clearly telling us the reason that I care for you. The reason that you're of interest to me, the reason that I continue to look after

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is because you speak to me, the moment you stop doing it. That's it. You're kind of off the grid. You don't speak to Allah subhanaw taala What do you expect? If you're not in communication with Allah Subhan Allah What are you expecting?

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The only reason yeah, but will be now the only reason he cares about us Subhanallah which I know is because our dua please as we enter these last days of Ramadan, if you haven't learned this art, then learn it now. If you have not picked up on this skill set, then start training yourself now. Learn how to make dua, learn how to do it better how to sit there and expose yourself to Allah subhanaw taala internally, Allah, Allah subhanaw taala he sees it already, but just be honest about it. Just don't hide it. Don't put up a mask, don't put up a front. Don't put up a wall and don't speak to Allah subhanaw taala as if somehow there's some formal relationship going on here, or that you're

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repeating what the Imam says in Toto, because that's what you memorize, speak to Allah subhanaw taala eyes, the relationship of a creator and a servant dictates that you speak to him Subhana wa Tada. Just think of the nature of the relationship, he is the Lord and I am his servant. How would servants speak to his Lord, the one who owns everything, not only owns his physical body, but actually owns his spirit and his soul, and granted him life and will take away his life and will give it back again and hold them accountable. And there is no similarities to be drawn between the human being in between his Lord, so speak to him that way. You don't want to talk because debitum

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For so for your cool exam and then punishment is on its way. It's definite. There's no There's no question. There's going to be punishment if you decide

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Subhanallah the last verse of suited for Klein, the last one. wrap it all up. Dua, the moment you stopped making dua, you stop mattering to Allah subhanaw taala doesn't matter any. You're not interested in speaking to him. He's, he's offering subhanaw taala you. You're saying here, come

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speak to me anytime. I want to listen to you at all times. Anytime you want to speak to me and I'm listening and I will respond to you.

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You're my servant, and you need me at all times. I need you never. And anytime you want to speak to me, I'm waiting for you. And then you say no.

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Okay, Michelle. Why? How could that be acceptable? isn't their lack of good manners? And that's just like a good match. But in my Yeah, but we'll be coming Robbie. Lola, Eduardo, what does he want from me? What does he need from you? If it wasn't for the fact that you made dua? It's your DUA that's keeping you around. Is that dua that you make that keeps you around it keeps you keeps you on the grid, it keeps Allah subhanaw taala caring for you to conduct a debit to the moment you just turn your back on that you refuse you don't want to do it anymore. So for your cool What is the punishment is around the corner. So let's the bank data center. I want to come back around and let

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me let's do a number 62 of sorts of Sharla we do 62 was the year

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in rugby so yeah, the these are the words of Mozart.

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Mozart Eastern when he was told by Allah subhanaw taala go towards the

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leave take your people and leave after a long struggle with an island that went on for years that own and his people just believed and nine separate miracles. Nine

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finally leave this take your people to leave there's no point. So he does go to Ireland gets upset in hula hula she did Vemma to Polly Luna, our inner home, Lana la Luna, we're in the Jimmy on how the room where this small people can troublemakers causing problems. A bunch of rebels that think that they're worth something go after the must go after the mystery. Some takes the slaves have been slightly, but it's like we're all in slave tick them all. And they head out of Egypt and they come

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to that little piece of the Red Sea there.

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As he's approaching, he can't turn anymore. When you're moving with 1000s of people, you can't just suddenly take a sharp left and make it it's very hard to maneuver large groups. So he can't turn anymore. And if you're only this coming behind all he has ahead of him is the sea. But he was told to go in that direction. He was told this is the direction you take. So he took the direction he was told to take so he took it and he ended up in front of the sea. Now now, you know the story. So this is not fair. This is not a fair story for me to tell. And for you to understand the value of Musa alayhis salam

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because you know what's gonna happen next. So you're just like, I'll be fine. Who said I sent didn't? Neither did the people who were with him. They had no idea what's gonna happen next.

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As far as they're concerned, this may be the end mosaicism we have to turn around with blue slot and fight back. If that means that they're going to be demolished and that's what's going to happen. It's not the first time that a small group of people fought a large group of people and lost or won. It happens all the time. Historically, there's a lot of examples of it Musa was aware of them. He didn't know what's happening next. But his answer was but I'm not on all German once the people saw the see and saw fit own

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Oh, that was horrible. Most of the people with me was in Ireland with the Roku and we're gonna we're gonna die. We're all done. All. In America, Europe visa Dean said, No, my Lord is with me, He will guide me my way.

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Doesn't mean that's going to be saved. It just means that I'll be guided to do the right thing here.

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The stories I'm going to eat is that he started to prepare his troops start to get people in line, start to line them up. We're going to fight back. We're not going to lie down. We're not going to die here today without a fight. So they start preparing themselves. But his answer his answer, mooses answer. I'll use them as what's really valuable in this story. Because it was reflex in NEMA Europe B.

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Isn't that the exact same answer that we talked about maybe 10 days ago? The same answer. When the provider you saw the salmon sitting in that cave alone, knowing that they entered and it will both go

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in Hola. Hola, Anna, he's with me. He's on my side. As long as Allah is with me, I don't I'm not. I'm not upset. I'll be scared but I'm not. I'm not frightful but I'm gonna turn my back I'm okay. He's with me supplement that how do you know he's missing because I'm doing exactly what he asked me to do. Mostly I felt fine because he don't you did exactly what Allah told him to do. He didn't break Allah's word once. He told me do this, I didn't do this. I did it. I'm on his side. He's on my side. If the outcomes, profits understand that outcomes are in Allah's hands, so they don't get preoccupied. They're not preoccupied with the outcomes, you can't control the outcomes. Sometimes

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the outcome is that you make it and sometimes the outcome is that you don't, that doesn't matter what matters. Is Allah on your side or not. I mean, have you been following Allah subhanaw taala his teachings and the whole time? Are you someone who adheres to Allah subhanaw taala his rules? Yes, then Allah is miniscule. So don't be scared. And don't be upset. And don't let anything bother you. Because you're doing the right thing. There's nothing for you to worry about. But I may die. Yes, you're gonna die at some point anyway. So whether it happens today or tomorrow makes no difference. Just make sure you're on the right side of things. And make sure in no matter your hobby that your

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Lord is with you. That's what matters. You see most artists having the profit it is awesome. Reflex answers. We're doing the right thing. He's on our side. I'm good. Well, we may die.

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We may die. We're definitely going to die. It's just a matter of timing. So no big deal. By the Canada in America, rugby said he don't say we're doomed. We're doomed. We're doomed. We're ruined. No, no, we're not doomed or ruined. We err on the side of Allah subhanaw taala will never be doomed or ruined. Even if we stand our ground and fight and get massacred. We're still not doomed or ruined because we did the right thing. This is the essence of the Islamic teachings. This is what the prophets understood. This is what they taught. This is what the Sahaba carried. This is what we have lost.

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This is what we don't have anymore. We expect that these words mean I'm going to make it I have to make it

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No, that's not what these words mean.

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And then he was told

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oh Hanaa elite him if I Oh Hayner elite. You told him after that what to do? You didn't know beforehand, and he alerted Osaka Harloff and fellow co occur and I couldn't move you to clinical told and I'll leave has left North America you know and Jane Eyre Musa Jemaine. It's very simple. He hit the sea, it opened up into two when he walks through and crumbles all over her own and his people it was ended. It's very simple for Allah subhanaw taala. Very simple, don't take any doesn't take anything. Don't be preoccupied with what he could have done or what he should have done or what you think he should have done? Or what? Don't use those terms. Even don't think in that language.

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Whenever that language comes to your mind, say subhanallah. That's the answer to SubhanAllah. No, no, I'm not in the position to question God, or to or to accuse God or to wonder why this happened or that didn't happen. That's not my job. Let us do unmagnified he's not to be questioned for what he does. But let me just say when we're the ones who are gonna be questioned for what we do, don't turn this around. Be very careful when you turn this around is very toxic and very problematic. You lose the essence of what Islam is when you start doing the wrong thing. You're questioning God. Are we to question God? We don't question on muscle color in America. you're obese as the dean, He'll

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guide me my way. He'll tell me what to do next. I've been following his orders the whole time. I haven't broken at once. It's not gonna stop now. Whatever it may be, it's fine. We're okay with it. Alright.

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I'm for time six. We'll do most of sorting emulating tomorrow. Let's do a 68 of swords shot.

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Everybody got time for one more.

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Color in nearly matte color in nearly a color, LEA MediCal middle quality in a very short verse within the story of Luke Alayhis Salam.

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Listen to this verse. It's very important. I think for people in our setting. We would like to Eastern and people were doing things that were very abnormal and did not fit the teachings of Ibrahim Ali Salam or any other prophet of God or the teachings he was given by Allah subhana wa Tada when he went to speak to them, they were doing things that were very out of the just very confusing for many

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and very abnormal and went against a lot of the,

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the basic instincts of what is seen to be natural and appropriate to one as the Quran I mean, I mean, watch your own Mr Hollar. Kala Komarov buco mean as well as the Cumberland Omen are doing, why is it that you're going you're taking this and expressing your sexuality in the form that you are? Why are you why are you presenting it and and directing it in this direction? Why are you going what this is not where it's supposed to go. This is where it's supposed to go. Allah subhanaw taala is created for you, your your mates, your mates are there biologically, psychologically, physiologically, they are right there, it works pretty well.

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They're working pretty well, for a long time. why we're all here right now.

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Even if you're not too happy in your marriage doesn't make doesn't mean it's not working just means you haven't figured it out yet. But it totally works. It's been working for a long time. This this setup that Allah PanDa has put for us is right there. Everything clicks, everything fits

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in every sense of the word. So low poly is without going into much detail of the story. I just love his answer here. I think it's very appropriate for some Bala in the Leon medicum, middle colony quality said Indeed, regarding your practices, regarding your practices, and I mean, Colleen I'm going to leave, I'm going to, I'm not going to engage, I'm not going to embrace, I'm not going to celebrate for sure. And I'm not going to be a part of it. Regarding your practice regarding what you're doing, regarding these behaviors that are very abnormal, I'm going to turn my back on them, I don't accept them, I'm going to I'm not going to I'm not going to participate with you, I'm not

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gonna be a part of it, I'm not gonna encourage it, I'm not gonna celebrate it, I'm gonna leave it alone. And this is really yours. Take that verse from from this shot up, take those words from the mouth of North Alehissalaam. And that's what we need to take here today.

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In the IMA him you know, calling for what regarding what they are doing and how they are practicing what they've chose to live, we're not going to do that, we are not going to participate in that. That's not something we are entertaining as something we participate in, or that is acceptable. We don't see it as an identity. We don't see it as a as something that is innately existing and a human being is to practice the practice and we refuse to practice and that's important for us to understand. And Islam. There's only one practice that's acceptable one out of maybe an infinite number of ways to practice sexuality. One way is acceptable. There's an infinite number of options

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of how someone can express their sexuality. Now, only one is acceptable to a man or woman within matrimony, Is it anything else, anything else, no matter what you want to make stuff up, which everyone seems to be doing these days anyways. So make things it's all l that is put on. These are not targeted towards one group and this group in general. This is the teachings of Ibrahim alayhis salam and all Abrahamic faiths had the exact same teachings within it actually go outside of Abrahamic faiths, all of them had the exact same teachings in it. This is an issue of historical data of morality, this has never changed. This, these practice. This is the only practice that's

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acceptable. When it comes to food, eat everything. Just don't eat pork, drink everything. Just don't drink cover.

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do almost anything, just don't cause harm. Life is very open just a few things you're not allowed to do. When it comes to two things when it comes to God. When it comes to sexuality is the opposite. There is no God. The only one and there is no sexual expression that's acceptable, except one type. Is it just one man and woman within matrimony? The Quran does not talk about desires does not talk about attraction, because that is irrelevant to this conversation. Honestly, what I'm attracted to is none of your business, just like what you're attracted to is none of mine. I don't want to hear it. Please don't tell me that. I don't want to know this is your business. What matters in his time

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is expression is practice. What are you going to do with it? This is how it's going to be practiced. Any other practices not acceptable. What you're attracted to is that's a completely different discussion. It doesn't it doesn't matter. I mean, that's something you deal with on a different level, meaning you look into from a different lens. Islam is suspicious is very specific. And what it talks about, it talks about the Armonico about the practice as what Luke said, You didn't come and say why are you why are you attracted here? No, no, don't get me said in the Malecon middle Colleen, regarding your behavior, I am not going to participate and I don't contribute I don't want

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that behavior. Nowhere did they talk about the actual attraction itself and very important and very meaningful. Well with that and show it to us I'm not gonna be hungry.

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Also Allah who was telling them about like, I don't even know how many of you so here's my incident.

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