Adnan Rajeh – Ramadan 2024 – Quranic Reflections #05 Surat Al Nisaa 51 – Surat Al-Maidah 5

Adnan Rajeh
AI: Summary © The importance of the QR code and core values in Islam is discussed, along with the use of "oppressed" label to identify individuals who do not meet core values. The speakers emphasize the need to read core values and values to determine who is oppressed and how to respond. The importance of protecting one's identity and following guidance is emphasized, as it is designed to make money and control people. The shift in focus on the idea of being a will and acceptance of one's own worth is also discussed, along with the importance of faith and acceptance of one's own worth in shaping behavior.
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So the QR code should work. So please try and use it and vote on the verses, I only see one vote so far. So try to do that. Within the time that's available. If it doesn't work, let me know. And we'll just go back to the original, original one. But this one should work

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today, which is actually how we're going to be today

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is last night. So if I do have to fix this thing, so it works. The clicker, yeah. Perfect. Perfect. So

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where are we?

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Are we good. So we're going to clewd shorten this up and start the beginning, we'll do the webpage and maybe in a half or so tonight, either. So I will

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postpone talking about certain, either in some detail till tomorrow.

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Just because we're going to kind of mostly cover it throughout the day throughout tomorrow night tonight, tonight, we just start with me a page and a half of it will take some time and focus on a certain design, because it's actually very much worth the study. Certainly, as I pointed out yesterday, within this continuum of Suez, especially the first time that the Quran is in clusters like sauna is coming groups groups, each group has like a theme that over an overarching theme that the stores will cover a store that looks at that theme from a different angle and kind of covers it in a different way. So the first 10 years, which is the first eight stores of the Quran, that

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cluster, it tells a story of Islam, basically how Islam is going to function, how it's going to work and how we're going to move it forward. And start with Bacara tells you your job tells you how you're going to fulfill your your job, which is the methodology of his time itself. So Avalon covers the piece of maintenance of protection. When it comes to internal challenges and external challenges are different things that can ruin your ability to defend your fate, your fate, you'll lose it if you don't defend it from from these challenges is what it is focuses on the values that Islam is built upon. And that's what and that's really, the level of importance that certainly carries is

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quite significant for us, especially as Muslims in the West. Because because the values of any faith are heavily scrutinized whenever you're not living in a majority country of that face. Like any ideology. If you're not living with people who share it, then your values are going to be scrutinized gonna be looked at with a lot of they're gonna be combed through with a fine comb, they're gonna look through things in a lot of detail. So we have to as Muslims here in the West, we have to actually take a significant amount of time in our lives and really understand the value system of our of our deen. So we understand why it is that our deen has the rulings that it has.

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It's like, Is that Is that what is one step before talking about the rulings, which is what Superman does. So the magnet basically talks about the rulings made and explained the moment. That's all it really does. So Denisa, even though we have some rulings in it, but it's it's the focus is on on the value system, and on the ethics on the morals, and any rulings that you have Nissa or moral based, their moral based or not jurisprudence based.

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And this is a little bit tricky to understand. And I'm gonna try and do that for you. So you understand why when they say talks about it talks about certainly. So it talks a lot about the relationships between men and women. It goes into into a fair amount of detail of these relationships between genders. And it talks about the rulings that will govern those relationships. And the reason that you'll find these rulings in certain Nissa and not as a section and certain amount either where it's all rulings is because when it comes to gender relationships, there are rulings correct. But there are moral based rulings. There are value based rulings, they're not law

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based rulings, for example, eating like McKenzie, that's a law that says you have when it comes to not performing assayed. When you're when you're wearing a haram, for example, that's the law. These are not value based laws are not moral based laws, gender relationships, when it comes to furniture, this is a moral based law. This is based on a value system that we understand meaning you would have come to that conclusion on your own. If you just had the value, you would have come to the conclusion of what certainly sat teaches without needing to be told necessarily, but the rulings are so dramatic that you wouldn't, you wouldn't. So tonight, it talks about Google, for example, they'll

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talk explain we'll do it. We'll talk about ruling and politics, you're not going to come to the conclusion of these rulings on your own because they're not moral based. Yes, they are morally affiliated. They're morally aligned with the faith. And I know these these terms, they're technical, but these semantics actually matter a lot for people who understand how laws are built and how theologies are built and how ideologies actually survive. These semantics actually matter. So these these rulings, a certain amount, either they're aligned with our values, but they're not value based and not rooted in that. So then this is the opposite, that has witnessed that talks about Rama talks

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about football, and it talks about these rules, these moral based rulings that we have in amongst them or the gender relationships

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How we treat the opposite gender what governs those relationships is a morally is a moral issue. It's a moral issue. And that's why we have such that helps you understand why Muslims have such a problem with with those who play around with the gender based relationships and mix up with it. And it's a problem for us even if someone is not necessarily Islamically. Sometimes you look at that, well, why, why does it these people, there's a Muslim family, they don't even pray. But they if they're if their son has a girlfriend or the daughter has a boyfriend, they lose their minds. Because they it's funny enough that human beings comprehend this, comprehend that there are some

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rulings that are moral based, their value based and others that are not. So if they are losing a lot of their Deen, they start by losing most people, they start by losing the non value based rulings. So they say, the salah falls off or something like that fall off. I'm not saying that it's okay. By the way, I'm not encouraging you, I'm just explaining to you how these things happen. And then they hold on to the moral based values for the most to the best of their ability. But that's why it's because these are morals or ethics, these are values. So certainly that talks about these things. That's what you find, certainly, when you were going to be reading, it talks about those who are

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oppressed, and how to treat them and those who are disabled, how to treat them. You say this is a ruling. Yeah, but it's a moral based ruling, treating people who are disabled or people who are disadvantaged or the vulnerable part of your society. That's a moral. Yes, we have a ruling that's attached to it and fair, but it's a moral, it's a value. It comes from your understand your ethics, it comes from your ethics, it says it's a different, it's a whole different category. And suddenly, that covers the three main values that we have in our deen. There are many values in it. But the theme, core values, these are the core values and covers everything else, by the way. But the core

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value is that it talks about for three or four pages each is number one, righteousness. And number two, I did justice and number three is DICOM incorruptibility, and it looks at them and it looks at their opposites. It looks like how it looks at its body, it's opposite bethlen, it looks like I didn't injustice and looks at his opposite wound, and looks at its DICOM. And its opposite knee, fuck. It looks at all these things, because these are our core values. Before we talk about anything else in Islam, before we preach any other aspects of Islam, we have to make sure these three core values are clear. And you have to make sure that you have clarity on them and that you are following

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them. Because if you're not, then preaching other aspects of Islam becomes very peculiar.

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Based on what are you preaching all of this, if you don't follow the three core values that you have, if you are someone who always does the right thing, you always say do the right thing in whatever given in any given situation, you'll do the right thing. Because how is what you live by, you refuse any form of oppression, any form of oppression is refused. Whether whether it occurs to you or occurs to someone else from you or occurs upon someone else from someone else, you refuse any form of injustice, and you refuse in corruption, you refuse corruption, you will not be corrupt, you will not cut corners, take shortcuts, and play around and try to bend rules and break. You're stuck.

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You're a straight shooter, you know what you this, these are our core values as Muslims before we talk about any other aspects of Islam, which is so important because it certainly kind of pounds those down, if you've recently sat well, that's also really teaching. So that's kind of what's happening. So that's still my EDA is just 16 commands in a row. That's all it is. Anything that you already know, if you want to break up Superman either just follow the URL or the nominals, there's a couple of them that are right beside each other and do the same one, like we talked about the same thing. So they're categorized as one. But it's all you're able to do now and all those who believe

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here's number one, number two, number three, here's what you have to hear the covenants is opha window could fulfill your covenants. It's like certain Magadha is when you're given the pen, here's the pen, and let's sign, sign the contract, here's the contract, here's what you have to do. And then here's what you get, you sign or you don't sign. But first of all, he had to tell you who you were, so you knew your identity and explained to you what you're going to use to fulfill your job because if I give you a job, I don't tell you how to do it. And that's not fair to you. And then I explained to you how you're going to maintain it and protect it because it's a lot of work. And then

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I give you the values that everything is based on you agree. Here are the details, read them and sign the contract.

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Hopefully better than most of us signed contracts online where you buy when you buy anything really. So that's kind of the gist we're gonna we're only gonna do like a page and a half certain amount either so we'll talk about that aspect of it maybe tomorrow because we have more time. So we'll start shall do we have some degree of okay, we have some people know a lot seven people. Okay, this this falls off one more date. I'm gonna remove the QR codes and just go to my personal choices. Let's start with the earliest earliest verses so 7575 Certainly so you'll be learning in a shade on your apology Bismil here

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It talks about it talks about combat it goes into some detail it was the words be tell me just fine. I hope people don't get too uncomfortable in talking about these things. It's nothing. There's nothing within all of the Quran when it talks about combat that you should feel ashamed of or you should feel that is not worthy or not broadcast worthy or you company you can't share openly everything in the Quran you can just publicly talk about there's nothing wrong with any of it. There's nothing that you should feel self conscious about. These verses here are very specific and what they're teaching. I think it's a very beautiful, tiny lesson for us all that we have to

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continue under FISA we did and why is it that you won't fight for the sake of Allah, a lot of the Sahaba upfront, early on in the mid any phase, they weren't too thrilled about the idea of bearing arms. Like they didn't like that because for the 13 years in Mecca, they were told not to like do not bear arms don't fight back. It was it was fully it was always peaceful. Like the Muslims never bought arms at all. And went to Medina, they were told you you have to bear arms, you have to fight back. You can't, you can't, they will ruin your country, they will come in and destroy and kill all of you, you have to bear arms. So a lot of the Muslims were hoping that wouldn't be the case. So a

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lot of the Quran is is is designed and the way it's worded is to convince the Muslims or Sahaba to bear arms when needed, obviously when necessary. And this verse here is one that does that in a very interesting manner. So it says well, nautical, nautical it doesn't if he said be dilla Well, most of the afina Mineralnye jolly when you say well we'll learn in the DNA of Pune ogbonna region I mean, how do you heal Korea? Do you volunteer helluva and there are oppressed people this is the wording while most of the unseen while you don't want to fight you don't want to bear arms while there are people who are oppressed men, women and children who are calling every day saying a lot better or

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Lord, a legend. I mean, had the hill Korea remove us from the city of volley Mia Khalifa. The people of a tomb are oppressive. Who the people who are ruling it are oppressive that are oppressing us. What do I learn I'm in the Doom Cavalier, or Jelena Mila Doom cannot see you and grant us or our Lord, someone who will stand by us and someone who will defend us and support us. The wording in this item explains to us that the purpose of bearing arms, as far as the Quran goes, is to defend the rights of the oppressed. This is not an implication. And it's not an interpretation. This is verbatim, this is what the eye is saying there's like no other way. This is very simple. There's

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really like for us to profoundly reflect on it would be just reflecting on the fact that we're told that you must as Muslims bear arms to defend the oppressed. Of course, if you have a country, no Muslim can bear arms on their own. You can't go buy a gun and decide you're bearing arms to do you have to be a part of a country and an arm. You can't just go do this on your own accord living in a country where you're a civilian. It's not it's not acceptable. It's not appropriate in any form. I think that is clear to every Muslim here anyways. But in case it isn't, I'm just making, you're just saying it. For the record. You're not allowed to bear arms at any point, unless you're part of a

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country and a part of an army. But those Muslims were living in a country and they have one, then they're commanded to fight.

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But why you're just for the sake of it? No, because there's almost nothing, because there are people who are oppressed or persecuted, who can't make their own decisions who don't have the freedoms that they should. Well, most of it in the journey when he said he would will done Alladhina Al Quran and this what they're saying, Allah subhanaw taala actually quotes what these oppressed people persecuted people are saying in terms of asking Allah subhanaw taala for a way out, asking ALLAH SubhanA for a way out from a group of people who are oppressing them. And that is the purpose of why Muslims bear arms is to remove oppression. It is to remove I told you, one of the core values of

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this sword is to talk about justice. So when it talks about fight, bearing arms or combat and certainly Sir, it's not a law that is being given a jurisprudence ruling. No, it's talking about a value based reason here's why you're going to do it because your ethics don't allow you not to because if you have the ability to stand up and to bear arms as people are being oppressed then you have to you don't need a ruling for it. This is obvious to you because your values would not allow anything else. All right.

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Let's go on to

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let's do 98 and 99 Absolutely sir.

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No one was wrong. So these verses a few pages later, they talked about some inner Latina fellow, a fellow who are eager to volley me and push him to FEMA to call Luna Musa Athena. I'll call you and I'm talking about Ebola. He was the item for 200 Euro via, for when it came out. Welcome. Johanna was at Mercy Allah, on the Day of Judgment when Allah subhanaw taala resurrects people, and he speaks to those who died in a state of Cofer.

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Listen to this very carefully. Again, this is not interpretation. This is the verbatim of the verses. They died in a state of gopher. And they'll be asked, why what was up Wi Fi, you guys do this? So they say we were oppressed on Earth, we didn't have a choice. So the answer is, was ALLAH is earth not

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large enough or not open enough for you to leave a land of oppression and go to the land of freedom, where you could choose and then continue your faith instead of losing your deen and elite Elite living in a state of Goa for those people as Allah Subhan Allah says in this area, they are going to be taken to the hellfire, they're going to be be punished. And then you have this verse.

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You have an exception in Allah, except in little mastaba. Athena, except the oppressed in the persecuted without any journey. When he says he will will then lie is totally your own. Haledon while you're doing this Avila except the oppressed men, women and children who lie or steal your own when they have no way out. When I after doing a Sabina and they don't know how to take care of themselves, like they are oppressed, and they're also extremely weak, and they have no way to remove themselves from the position of oppression that they are in. They can't go they actually have nowhere to go. So they live and die in a state of gopher. Listen to this. That's what the idea was

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talking about people who were resurrected and they were erected Bollini and foresee him they had left their faith. They were not Muslim. Allah holds them accountable. Why didn't you leave? If you were oppressed in your deen, why don't you go somewhere else? Allah's arrest is white, it's huge. Go Go somewhere else but you're not oppressed. Those people will be held accountable. They'll be punished. However, the oppressed people, men, women and children who had no way out, they were living in poverty. They were enslaved. They had no way they couldn't break loose. That law is totally your own a hater. They have no tricks to get away when they have to do this or do that they

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don't know where to go. Like they just don't have the tools to leave for hola ICA I still love who and yeah, for whom those people may Allah subhanaw taala pardon them.

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He will pardon them. Okay, and Allah who I flew with number four, they are just believers on the Day of Judgment will be pardoned, because they were most of our fee and Allah still be your own hailer Wallah, I do, nessa de la, they were people who are oppressed, who had no way out. But who will be held accountable for them.

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The people that we talked about in the first diverse, so thank you for voting these two in

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right in right in succession, the people will be held accountable, all they are the people who could have Bear Bear Arms, and defended them and remove oppression from them. They're held accountable. That's the piece that we sometimes miss, you have hedaya hamdulillah that's a beautiful thing, you will be forever grateful. And may you live with in gratitude for the rest of your life and Allah undergraduate do that. However,

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if others don't have access to it because of oppression or persecution, you are commanded by your values, if you understand within yourself by your values and your ethics, to do what you can to defend them, and to remove them from a state of persecution and repression through so they may choose freely. Because you're accountable for being able to do so and not that's what this is. So these two eyes are explaining basically

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now puts us in a predicament because we're Muslims, we're living in a minority country. And we don't really have a say in any of it. But we do have a saying is the status of our OMA are almost not in a position where it can do all these things, but it can be it's not right now. But it can be it can it may take a bit of time, but it can. What it requires is a generation of people who are willing to turn their lives around who are willing to understand their Deen appropriately, oh open their minds a bit so they can actually understand what Allah subhanaw was explaining, raised their kids as such and live for the cause, but their entirety of their existence and you have one or two generations do

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that. And suddenly you go from a state of complete loss and confusion and helplessness which is what we see today is the fourth or fifth day of Ramadan and still aid has not entered properly into the into the Kappa because and people are still are still starving and people are still dying under the rubble from from this horrible amount or degree of persecution that we are witnessing. You go from a position where we are helpless to a position where we are not. We have that ability may not happen during happened during my they may not happen during my lifetime. Maybe not even yours, but that's okay. That was not a condition for this to work.

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The condition of it happening during our lifetimes when the Prophet alayhi salam did not see the time where he had that degree of power. He didn't live that long. He was taken right before it. He just live two or three years later, his the kingdom of Islam would have stretched over three over three continents, but he passed away it was still contained in a small part of Arabia. He passed away from here you count 10 years and this time was in three continents was the biggest empire on earth at the time. And I brought it down to two other bigger empires.

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And it's a lesson in my opinion that you don't have to live long enough to see the fruits of your work you just have to believe in what you're doing to be the truth to be correct. All right, what's what's what's going after? What Yeah, that's fine.

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he meant to do and who second we flew to meet the man who say I through money, I mean, whom, whatever

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room you own me he can

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share data beat. Loss opponent data points out something that is worthy of everyone's contemplation. So the one Naka Taberna, Allah you him and had we decreed upon them,

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how you decreed upon them he was talking about when he saw it was also talking about the Muslims too. And you've got to come full circle, to take their own lives, or exclude human deity, or the moment you accept your deen you have to leave your country you cannot live there. Mirtha Allahu Illa kalido Minho most of them would not have done it. Only a few people have actually followed the command, the majority would have said, No, I'm good.

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I don't want this anymore.

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The reason being is that the human being finds it very hard to follow a command that they don't see the light and, and that's understandable. Your children will not listen to what you have to say if they don't see the light and what you're saying.

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Now, unfortunately, not everyone has the patience or the time to sit down and explain time and time again. Why is it that you have to eat your broccoli and sleep early and do this and not do that not everyone has the energy to do it. But those who do once kids understand why they have to do something and they're actually convinced they're more likely to do it. And they actually do it religiously, what better way better than you do. For for the majority of them at least.

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And you don't really change going up. Whenever Allah subhanaw taala gives a command you're wondering and you're asking about what the what the command is about. So he started here supine on Donna had I given you other commands, had I told you, for example, kill yourself, or remove yourself from your country, no reason, just just don't live with the people you love anymore, go live somewhere else on your own. Most of you would not have done it, the majority of you would have said no, only a few would have actually listened. Only a few people will unconditionally follow Allah subhanaw taala his command, only a few of us, the majority of us will only follow His commands to Python if they if

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they work. So what he's actually explaining is that you're very lucky to be fortunate, be great, be grateful that I don't command you to do anything that is not within your best interest. Everything I tell you to do is within your best interest, everything. But had I told you to do something that wasn't or that you couldn't see the light. And most of you would not have listened, when the home value may not be here. And if these people just listen to what we were involved, is when you're encouraged to do something good. So if these people just listened and followed the encouragement that they were being given to do good things, that kind of hyaluron Lahoma would have been better

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for them. Well, I shared that as theta would have helped them hold on to their faith more, but they didn't. This verse is reminding us of a reality. There's a few of them in the Quran. There's a couple of in the Quran that do this,

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that you're very, very fortunate that Allah subhanaw taala never commanded you or never commands you none of his commands nothing, nothing in the Quran, or you commanded to do something that is not within your best interest.

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Does he have to do that? subhanaw taala? Does he have to give you commands that are within your best interest you have to who was going to decree that upon him subhanho wa taala.

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Maybe he doesn't want to just give you a command to see if you'll if you'll listen. See if you'll listen. He told me Brian, go follow your son. So he went

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didn't happen because there's no benefit in it. It naturally happened because no benefit in it. But the example of in now that I will build out and will be that is the actual that is the actual test. Because he couldn't see the light in it. There was no what why why would he murder a child and it makes no, it makes no sense.

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That's why we actually celebrate a lava. Every year we slaughter a sheep celebrating that Hamdulillah you did not command us to do anything that was not in our best interest you could have you could have could have told us to do something that made no sense at all. We will still have to listen. He will still have to follow if he didn't be held accountable. But like our home, Dr. Rob, you will never commanded us to do anything that's not beneficial to us. And we still told listen.

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This is the conundrum that we're in. You're being commanded only to do things that are in your best interest and you're still not listening. Allahu Akbar, why I quit?

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I've told you do something that was actually against your best interest, and you will have to do it. And if you didn't, you'll be punished. I'm only telling you to do that, which is helpful for you, and you don't want to do it.

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That's what this is saying. But it could have been him and had we told them, and we decreed upon them, you kill yourself or remove yourself from your own countries, very few of them would have ever listened to it.

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All they had to do was to listen to the encouragement of the good deeds that we gave them, and that would have given them height in their lives. And that would have helped them to be stronger in general, but they didn't. And it's, it's Allah subhanaw taala. I don't even know the complaining. But he's pointing out why. Why can't Why can't you be better? You can, you should please teach your kids that the the shelter of Allah subhanaw taala is not just there to restrict them. It's not just a bunch of rules. Of No, no, no.

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I used to do surveys on high school students, and

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some of them are probably even here. Now give them a little sticky note and ask them, I write a question on the board. And then I take all their answers, just for my own safekeeping. And once I asked the question and this I did this for three years in a row for grade sevens and eights and ask them, How many things in Islam are haram? 65% of them their answer was everything.

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Well, I 65% of the students when I did the everything that was there. Now whether they were you know, yanking my chain or just making my life difficult. I know that they were averse to a certain degree. It still reflected a feeling they had the way Stan was presented to them was just a bunch a bunch of knows no to this and no to that note to this no to that. No explanation, no reason. No clarity of why actually just landed maybe 10 Things that are haram. That's it 10 things. Yes, they're important. And they are prevalent in certain communities. But it's only 10 things maybe altogether, like I'm giving a rough number here. And there's good reason for why they are very good

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reason of why they are and the commands also similar, maybe 10 commands altogether if you add them all together. And there's good reason for each and every one of them. They're not just there for for the sake of being there. But when we when we show Islam off as just an endless list of things you can't do in your life. Yeah, people get that wrong idea. And this is a good idea that explains that problem. Hello, Adam. All right, let's do

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so they're all the same. So it's 135 135 135 Yeah, you are the man who I mean leastly Shuhada. You are the one

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For b, you're so this is an idea that actually exists in the hallways of the headquarters of the United Nations. Exactly. You can look it up online and see the they have quotes from scripture from not just ours from other scriptures have quotes from great people or religious leaders or whatnot. And from Islam, one of the one of the verses that is quoted, is this one here. Yeah, you will live in America, there's a testimony. The testimony of justice is one of the strongest testaments of justice that you will find in any given in any any scripture any gospel or any form of religious text, probably universally or worldwide, where he says Subhanallah younger than those who believe

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cool. Oh, well, I mean, this shahada, Allah, now you're gonna find a certain amount either maybe I'll do it now. So we don't do it tomorrow. That there's an idea that's almost honestly the opposite. But it's just switched around racist Kurokawa mean and Allah He shahada Bill Kristol. In social media, the opposite. And the reason that they're different is because the reason that this small changes there is because of what each tool is talking about. So awam means you stand for. So whatever comes next is the ethic. Shahadat means you give testimony. So where I'm coming next is the is the is the practice is the action. So And certainly, the focus is on the ethics. So he said,

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Kunal Oh Romina will be people who stand for justice. This is justice or fairness, shahada and Illa offering your testimony for the sake of Allah. But the focus is that you you're someone who stands for justice, that's an ethic. And so the ADA is going to go well, I mean, Allah shahada Bill pistol. So because it talks about all the covenants that are going to make you practice certain things, it's all about the practice and what you do and what you don't do. That's what the night of talks about. So Oh, Amina the law, meaning stand up and carry your ethics for the sake of Allah shahada will be testifying only to for justice. So he moved the peace, which is justice, and he put it with the

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test. Testimonies will not be there, because that's sort of talking about practices and behaviors. And he put it right after a woman's truth. And he said, Because certainly that talks about values and talks about standing for ethics and values. I'm not sure if that makes sense to you, but that's why there's differences

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It's a very interesting you'll find a lot of these small differences within the Quran that are extremely intriguing. Just a small switch that most people fall or memorizing, look at it and say why it is just confused. You know, it's not there to confuse you. It's actually extremely purposeful. It's very purposeful and Allah subhanaw taala is trying to explain that's why it's often made in the cell, which I'm going to recite for you right now. It's all about the concept. It's about the concept of when what you would say in a hypothetical situation, and it's in Merida he gives you here's what you do when you're Geneva Commissioner, Coleman, Allah, Allah and you will

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always be fair, even if you hate the person that you have to be fair with. Don't let your hatred make you not fair. It certainly is. It gives you an ethic. Here's the ethic.

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Oh, well, I mean, basically shahada, lillahi, Walla Walla and for SQL, even if that means that you have to testify against yourself. Even if that means you have to admit that you are wrong. It's a hypothetical situation. But if your your value of Justice, the fact that you stand for justice means that even if that means justice is going to serve be against it's going to harm you, you still testify, not just yourself, when do I become a will validate or your parents

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will occur? Robin, are the people who are related to you.

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I usually give people a horrible scenario to think about. I'm contemplating whether I ruin your night or not.

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I'll ruin it. It's okay.

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The hypotheticals here are very difficult to accept or to contemplate. Imagine if you're standing

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late, late at night. And you watch and you see an accident where someone hit someone else with a car.

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And then they leave. And then you look at who is in the car, and it's someone who's related to you.

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It's apparent, maybe it's your child. And I say general relations, because we may have a cousin you hate and you're happy. But this may be someone that you love, like a parent or a child or a sibling. And you saw it, you actually saw this family member harm someone in front of you, and you're asked to testify and you testify or you do not. See if you're hesitant then you don't understand what Islam is about. If you're hesitant you're like, oh, I don't know it was my fifth.

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And it's done. There's no hesitation here. There's either there's justice, you witnessed something. I don't care what other people are doing. You can make all these arguments. Yeah, but it's all rigged.

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Yeah, but yeah, and there's all this and everyone I know about we all we always get the short end of the stick, doesn't matter. Doesn't matter. shahada Allah whenever ALLAH and fusi come I will validate you when a club in the eye continues to explain to you at your company and Oh, fuck Elan. Whether the person that you have to testify against yourself, your parents or your relatives, if they are rich, or if they are poor fella who Oh lobby him Allah, let them Allah will deal with them starting don't think well, this muskies miski This this narrative of my human skin Miskin, they have enough troubles no fanatic, Debbie Earle, Hauer and Tadeu do not follow your desires and then go

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astray from justice. We're in Telugu and if you turn your heads from all this, oh authority will do your turn your back from it and you don't you do it in Allah, how can I be my time? Aluna hobby Allah, Allah knows all your intentions, he knows what you're thinking what you're feeling. So very, very strict verse in the Quran. May Allah subhanaw taala protect us from any scenario like that. So yeah, I mean, you will never be in such a situation because it's one of the worst situation you could ever be in. But you have to have clarity. You have to have ethical clarity. That No, I will never accept injustice, I'll never accept bull, I'll never witness it. And then because it's me or

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something I love I will, because that's because that's not a value anymore. A value that has an exception is not a value. Does that make sense to you? A value it has an exception to it is not a value means nothing. If you are just at all times except with what you said except callousness. Stop right there. You're not just you put on a front of being justice, you would like to believe that you're just you want others to believe that you're just but when Allah says, I'm gonna miss your milk, the AMA, he will tell you, you are not just and you never were. Because there's an exception to your rule. It works for every ethic. Are you generous? Yes, I am. Except when I have no money.

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No, no, you're if you're generous, you're always generous. If you have a lot, you're generous. If you have a little you're generous, because either it's a value, and I think or it's not. You often Yes, I have Rama to all tours everyone. Are there a certain group of people know Rama to them, or a certain person, you're like, nope, not on my gym. Everyone. Nope, that doesn't work. It's not a value anymore. It's selective. It's not a value.

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You're just don't even close with news that teaches there's no selectivity values have to be across the board, which is why he brings you this very difficult verse.

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Whatever, either unforeseen or invalidate, even if it's against yourself or your parents, your mum and dad, you have to speak the truth. You have to stand by Justice, even if it means you're going to put your parents in a difficult situation. But like it's mind blowing. It's very hard, but it's beautiful. It's something for you as a Muslim to be proud of that exists in your faith, but before and more importantly,

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The then being proud, follow it. Make sure that you take that this core value as a part of who you are.

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There's no point to being proud of your deen but not following what actually teaches.

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Alright, I think we have one time for one more.

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What's next? You know what's next? You have to go for it you

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what was

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also Sinha

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Babu and applesauce WOMAD a by Carolina law Homosassa. Exactly. So this is a little bit of a shift of focus really with these verses. And Allah subhanaw taala says in this ayah Oh Sulan and there are prophets, or the Cosna, whom Allah come in Kabul indeed, we have told you the stories of these of these prophets before and well, those students and prophets Lemna also somatic, we have never told you their stories.

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This idea here, and there's similar there are similar verses in the Quran. There's one more that similar to it. But these verses in the Quran are very important, because they tell us something that is actually very central in our faith. That as Muslims, we see the world through you a universal lens that allows us to make sense of everything that's ever happened. other faiths don't have the luxury of doing that. But we do, which is why when someone accepts Islam is when I sit down and talk to them about them, you lose nothing. When you accept this time, you just win things, you win a universal understanding and comprehension of life that allows you to be proud of whoever you are.

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And wherever you came from. Understanding that your people, whoever they may be whatever part of the world you came from, were sent prophets, great prophets who had texts with them and had scripture and had revelation. And they taught and they

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and they were pious people. And of course, the hand of man manipulated their texts. And that's why the faith that you have right now, or you don't have is one that is very different than what we are trying to explain to you. But I tell you that the faith that you're the prophet who came to your people had is the same one that I'm offering to you. I'm offering you the original version of it. Yes, there may be some changes in the jurisprudence piece, but that's not a problem. Not every OMA had the Ramadan as in exactly 30 days that were the ninth month within the the the lunar calendar. No, it was a little bit different. Everyone had prayer not everyone had exactly for Joe to rock out.

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A little bit different. They had things that they could eat that were Halal things were haram, not exactly the same. Why did Ladino how do how long Nakoula do you go for when they are Bukhari? Welcome and Johanna, OMA Huma Elana Pamela boo hora, Huma, when the Jews were given a different a different set of rulings what they could do, they could but they kept a little bit different than ours, that's fine. But the actual theology, the value system, which is why this is here, the value system exactly the same. Every Prophet came and talked about their hate. That's why you see it until at least twice. And Allah Allah, Allah kabhi, you will forgive everything just don't come with Otto,

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he'd come with no hate, it's a value.

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All of the prophets brought them. So when you sit with someone and talk to them to join Islam, why wouldn't you? You don't lose anyone? Who is your prophet? What's your faith? Let's look down who is your Buddhist, Hindu? What are you? There's a guy, there's some person who had a vote who was a prophet to you guys, the hand of man likes to manipulate things, the hand had managed to change religions to make it more profitable, having multiple gods more profitable, having more ambiguity, and with it within text more profitable, having division more profitable, it's a way to make money, it's a way to control people, it's a way for the clergy to have more control. It's nice, if you're

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in it for the power, it's amazing, though hate is not donate, it's not profitable, you can't make money, I don't hate, you really can't Imams complain, they don't make money. It's designed that way, you're not supposed to make money.

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It's by design. And whether you call me you know, as a human,

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it's designed that way. People like we have to work, you have to go out to get a job. And then when we're not doing our job, we come here we talk about this stuff to the best of our ability and try to do as much good as possible. Because it's not supposed to be a faith where it's profited. We can make money off it, where people get involved, and there's authority and there's wealth that's corrupted, that's corrupt, let's grow up by nature. You don't he doesn't have that in it.

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So when you talk to someone about their faith, that's how you start, whoever, wherever you come from, wherever you come from, there must be a faith that runs that, that rules that part of the world. And that faith, if you look into it, you will find how to profit at some point that taught certain things. And if you look at those things, you find that there are all these parallels. It's funny, it's funny that from South America to Japan, and everything in between all the faiths, they have some understanding of reward, some understanding of punishment, after death, some concept of resurrection, some concept of an early story of existence, a serpents involved in almost all the

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stories of some fruit of some sort. These commonalities are not actually for you to lose your faith. These prove to you that it all came from the same source. But then, of course, at a time where there was no no printers and no internet. People lose track of things and they forgot what they were taught and then he manipulated a little bit and they they ruin it all.

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They don't what they have. It's gone. To sit with him say, no, no, you had a prophet and he was a great person. And there are people who follow them more great as well. And what we're giving you right now is exactly what He taught. Here is the original faith and belief system and value system of your original or soon and maybe that was sent to you why we know that because marulan Lamb Nepo sauce from Alec, and we are prophets we have never told you. We're in mutton in la philosophie Hana do every nation had a prophet come to them? What kind of Allah who Musa tech Lim and Allah spoke to Musa alayhis salam? Meaning Why are you saying that meaning a lot happened that you don't know

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about? Allah, if Allah spoke to Musa Alehissalaam, and we're like, oh, Karim Allah Musa. Imagine what other prophets have received. Imagine the different signs they have received and different treatment they've received, obviously, there's going to be a lot there that we don't know about. So we don't come and tell people No, you're wrong. We say no, the origin of your face is correct. What you have today is not that origin, and you know it, because you have all these different versions that you can't verify or authenticate any of it. We're telling you that is correct in its origin. And here is what it looked like. And it's origin, c'est la ilaha illallah with me, and they'll say

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in love with you. And you say look, you accept the prophecy of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, Ah, man, all you're accepting is him as a continuation of the prophecies of all the prophets before including yours. And they will come with them your multivitamin stand by them, and they'll be a part of a group.

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You know, that historically, I'll end with this. I have no more time, because we're done. Well, I'll tell this to you in a different a different time, which also ranked 100 Allah, Allah Allah, Allah who was telling them about oh my god, and Vina Muhammad and why don't you stop? He's mean, he's talking a lot about ecological phenomena. We're good

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