Seerah Halaqah #2

Adnan Rajeh


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of the of the people have a trench story that is recorded in sunitinib Rouge. It occurred maybe 50 to 60 years or maybe a bit long more before the Prophet It is thought that was his birth, he grew up listening to the story as a distant, horrific

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atrocity that occurred in the land. And the aspect of it obviously, for him, I just thought there was a lot of people who are growing up with him is that these people were persecuted because of their faith, meaning they were persecuted because they had beliefs that others didn't agree with. And of course, that gave him something out of yourself to dwell upon the second story that was really important that occurred right before he was born. Technically speaking, it occurred the year he was born out of your salatu salam. And this is called the Iman field, the year of the elephant. And out of like, maybe how we have things today, where you have the Gregorian calendar, you have the

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Hebrew calendar, you have different calendars to kind of keep track of years, the autumn didn't have that they just kept track of years based on incidents. And they just new calculations, like between the year of of this war, and the year that were there was a technique there was roughly speaking a decade or two decades or something like that. And that's how they kept track of things. Which is why I did a disclaimer, before we go through this series, I need to tell you that almost all of the numbers that I offer you within that, within the scene of the Prophet Alia, structures are just approximations, almost all of the numbers, almost all of them with a very, with very few exceptions

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to that rule. When there's an exception to the rule, I'll tell you that this number is pretty, it's pretty accurate. Otherwise, all the numbers are just approximations. We don't know for sure, because, again, Donald weren't big on on math, and they weren't big on keeping track of all these numbers. Even when it came to two years, as you'll find out quite, you know, quite soon that when it came to even cheat keeping track of years, we don't know for sure how long they spent in specific incidents. It's just it wasn't properly recorded. So the the event that occurred the year he was born out of here, Salatu Salam is the event of ill feeling.

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Now what happened? The ruler of

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if the Opia today or what was called obscene Yeah, at the time or Habesha

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you he had alliances with the Roman Empire. And he was growing richer and richer, because it was through his land and around the area that with his attachment with the sea, that a lot of trade moved. So he was becoming quite powerful. And what he felt was a good way to strengthen himself or to give himself a little bit more of a reach was if he could get somehow the people who were living in the Arctic Peninsula, he's not that far away. If you look at the Red Sea, it's not that wide. So it doesn't really take that long to cut it it across it if you want to cross it. And he knew that the people in Arabia did not have a lot of political organization. In addition to that, right and

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writer in the area, which is Yemen and Oman today, there was a kingdom that hated alliances with the Persian Empire. So there was a lot of political interest for him who had alliances with the Roman Empire to try and get a strategic stronghold within within within the Arabic Peninsula. So this gentleman started to think about how was it he was going to do that? He knew that the Arabs were very religious human beings. Now, they weren't religious, probably at that time in the right manner, but they were religious.

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And he knew that they would go and form Hajj Hajj was something that started at the time of Ibrahim on Easter. nevers actually started way before that started with demonic sin. But it was revived by Ibrahim Ali salaam, it never stopped. It continued even without were fully pagans when there was no almost no more hiding left amongst them. They still performed hijab that was right at the same time, every single year, they just did it a little bit differently than the way we do it properly today.

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So he did what he said he built a very large cathedral. And the cathedral was was breathtaking was huge. It was enormous. And he started sending scouts over to the peninsula and telling people to come and see this cathedral and just start performing their hides there because it's just it's just more suited than this small, you know, small rock that you're walking around in the middle of nowhere, come see what we have over here. It's a great financial opportunity for them and for him. And this did not pick up. It didn't pick up at all after a decade of him of him marketing this cathedral that he built. Nothing happened. There's just some generations of men going in and doing

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something very obscene right in the middle of the cathedral and leaving just out of spite for them continued continuously trying to you know, to sell something that they didn't want. So what came to mind him is that the only way he's gonna get this if he proves to the club, that whatever it is that they're going to hedge for, which is the carbon this small building that they

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You have trade between Ethiopia. And that African horn and the peninsula because of how close they are geographically, but they don't have elephants within within the land. So when when Alberto was named was Abraha, the the King when he decided to actually come up with them, when he decided to come in and try and prove to the out of the the Kaaba was not something worth their time and to come to his cathedral, he brought the quite the army, and he marched all through Arabia, and he did this purpose purposefully meaning intentionally, he was hoping to scare everyone like he didn't, he actually crossed the Red Sea at a point where he was farther away from the cabin than he needed to

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be, he could have crossed closer to it, but he didn't. He crossed a little bit to the north, so that he could march with his army downwards, and bring in some degree of fear within the within the hearts of the people who were were watching. And the Arab watched as he as he marched with this with this humongous army. Throughout history before the Prophet it is also the birth ninja Helia. Maybe once some Scots, some historians say twice, that I've actually fought together a

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common enemy.

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Safe, bindi isn't is a very known story. But didn't happen very often. And most of the time, if there was a war, there was whoever being rated had to kind of vouch for themselves. And in this case, the, the enormity of the army of alcohol was just too big for them to even imagine or consider, actually, and didn't have enough time, because there was no warning for it. And he marched towards the Kaaba. And it was, the story goes, and again, we don't have I don't have authentic chains of narration for all of this, mainly because these are, these are, these are historical records that come from a time where people weren't writing things down. But the tribes would

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actually lineup watching,

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just to see how huge this army was, and to see the elephants. And they but they didn't have anything to do with it. They. And Abraham made it right.

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to Makkah, and he camped right outside of Mecca. And he just refused to enter Mecca. Before he spoke to one of the elders of the city. He was hoping to

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cut a deal. He was hoping to get something out of this, he wanted to a little bit of a demonstration, you want to make sure there was enough ruckus that people knew about this. Now at the time, the leader of Mecca was Abdul Muttalib international talk about him in a little bit, a little bit later and talk about him today a little bit for you. I've been with believers, the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam, his grandfather.

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And I remember him was Sayed Mecca. He was not a wealthy man. But he was definitely an extremely well respected man. He was well known all over.

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And Alberto has said I need to speak to whoever the the king of this this land is. And they said we don't have a king. Like there's a say you, there's a nobleman who can speak to you. So they call upon Abdulmutallab, even Hashem Abdulmutallab walks. And this is what this other story goes. And he walks in to the tent that they had set up for Abraham, it was huge, it was very it was higher than the walls of this center that were sitting in, was well decorated. A lot of even even even, even though they only put maybe a day or two of work into it. It was Well, the reason that they decorated may look so good is again, the status, they wanted to put fear in the hearts of everyone looking

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around that we are able to set up something so tremendous. So we entered and an Abra was sitting on, there was a couple of steps, he was sitting on a throne, he would walk and walk right inside. And the story goes on Abraha when he saw I've been to California,

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to Hawaii, but to Abdul Muttalib he went he felt that a bit of abdominal pain by means when you see someone and for some reason, you just feel this reverence for them, not fear. It's not fear. It's just reverence. This happens all the time. You met people like that in your life for different reasons. It could be a teacher, it could be a professor at university, it could be

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some person that's very well rounded, or within a field that you care for is when you see the person who's had this reverence for them. So when I walked in, he was a man he was well, he carried himself well, so abre have felt the reverence of animatronics. So he got off his throne, he left his throne, and he sat down on on the lower level with Abdullah McCallum. And he had the motive and the conversation when I would ask him, Matt Dabiq Why are you here? What brings you to our land?

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So I would, I would say,

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I tell you to leave him in a car, but I'm here to knock down the scab of yours. And he goes on he asks him why like, what, what, what business or what benefit is there for you to knock down on? Yeah, religious, what's the point? So he actually explains to him that this is why I have been provoked and I built this and people aren't coming blah, blah. I'm a believer. He smirks and he laughs thinking that if you bring down the Kaaba, that we're going to come and do hogere cathedral, this is not going to happen. You're not going to get that.

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And Abra has starts asking him what are you going to do? Like what response do you have for me? Or what do you want to ask me? King's like to be begged

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So I will put him said yes, I do have something to ask you.

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Go ahead. I'll give you a request. He said, when you're on your way here, some of your soldiers stole camels. And amongst the camels they stored or stolen or camels that I am entrusted with, like I take care of them. I would like the camels returned to me, please. So Abra tells him that he haber took financial to financial to end I thought you had like I had this reverence for you and I came and I sat down with you just a loony and Gmail. You're asking me what camels, I'm telling you. I'm going to I'm going to carry down your cab and you're asking me for a couple of camels that that that someone took from you. California HCA Abdulmutallab, alternative B la batalla.

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Hon jam Jima and our blue label. See, I am the caregiver of these camels. We'll call that your OB GYN yummy. As far as the Kaaba goes, it has its own caregiver.

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There's one someone who

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is before the Prophet alayhi salatu salam saying, there's before Islam, there was a common understanding. I am the caregiver of the camels, I'm responsible for them, give them back to me after the cab I was never made responsible for it. It has a caregiver so you'll have to deal with them. So he actually gave him back the camels. And he took the camels and he had commanded all the people of Mecca to leave Mecca. So all the people of Mecca had left the actual city that were up in the mountains. This is why this story matters so much. Some stories you can easily argue are fairy tales or myths.

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Not this one.

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Not just why because all the people of Mecca were wrong on the mountaintops that surround the city, watching what was going to what was happening. Of course, they're in fear. They're in terror of what's going to occur within their city. And they're expecting that this person is going to basically destroy their their holy land.

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So Abraham starts to move his army towards the Kaaba. Now you know what, how this story ends? Right? You know how this story ends you. And the reason this story is important is because it's recorded in the Quran. What I want to do for you today is to make sure that you understand exactly why is recorded in the Quran is very important, because it's the lesson that I won't get another chance to actually teach outside of the story itself.

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Obviously, the

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elephant would refuse to move forward.

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Time and time again, they the the elephant handler would move the elephant the elephant would not march eyes, they are trying to figure out why their you know, their star attraction is not moving forward. Some birds would swarm in the sky.

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And within a couple of days, no one would be left.

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There are narrations that after the birds swarmed, and the people passed away, or the army dismembered and Abraha left, that not everyone actually died. Even Ibis tells us in this generations that are authentic for this, you'll find some of the books of Hadith where he remembers two people from the army still living in Mecca years later,

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ill and blind.

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They actually talk about the fact that what ended up killing these people was not just the it wasn't it wasn't a quick fix, as we think it is meaning it's just a piece of rock that he killed. No, it was actually a disease that they that they picked up. They became they had they had Judah morose. It was a type of disease that ended up spreading amongst them and they die. So they didn't all die in one moment. They died within within a short period of within a couple of days, and some of them didn't. And that's why we have these narrations of the Sahaba remembering some of the elders, old old people that were very, very ill and unable anymore living in Makkah, who are part of the army

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palace are welcome. So welcome filosa It will feel me the handle of the elephant actually stayed in Mecca for years later, he wasn't able you were disabled and wasn't able to go anywhere.

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When you read the story, or when you read the actions.

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When you read the story that I want to point out a few things for you, because I think it's worthy of your time to kind of reflect upon

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the way it starts. I'm not sure if you've noticed this before, but the waist is sort of starts IS LM Tara, did you not see? Or have you not seen?

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No one starts a conversation like that. I don't walk up to you and start asking you Oh, by the way, did you not see? No, that's somewhere in the middle of a conversation. And this is you and I've been talking for a while and what comes up in the middle of it or why you didn't see this or you did that you don't start that way usually where you start something's different. So this I already is telling you that there's something before it. That is my truth meaning it's not it's not being put there, but it's understanding understand and understood based on the context. You see the point of this surah when he says LM tele Teva Buka because Hi Bill if you do not see Did you not see what how your

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Lord dealt or treated the people who came with your elephant and I'm your god Qaeda whom fee tell me did he not put their planning and their cutting in misguidance for themselves and completely complete uselessness for themselves? Well said I know you can play it on the A sent upon the

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swarms of birds tell me him behave reality means a gene throwing upon them small rocks or pebbles from from Jahannam and said you doesn't mean gender by the way, but that's the common translation it's a gene is just is hardened clay that was hardened through through fire earth or to heat. So doesn't necessarily need from Johanna. But that's the common translation. I'm okay with it. But yeah, I know whom cost him cool and he made them look like eating

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plants like vegetation that had been eaten by animals and you just had the leftovers.

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So here's here's the, the point of the story that I think is really worthy of your contemplation.

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Whoever stands, who is it would never stand outside, see some birds and think, oh, that's

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we're all gonna die.

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If you're standing outside, you see birds take out your phone, you take a selfie, and you know, try to zoom in, it's beautiful. It's birds, you listen to the chirping you don't see birds and then start screaming take cover, we're all going to die. Birds. That's not That's not how you react when you see birds. So Allah subhanaw taala is saying I didn't tell her Did you not see, there's something before that. It's as if there was some argument saying Well, why didn't Allah subhanaw taala do this? Why didn't Allah subhanaw taala do that? Why do these problems happen in the way they are? Why is there so much oppression? And why is it so difficult is difficult to get anything done?

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Or why is the status of humanity so bad? Or why is it that we can't seem to organize and and fix the problems that are causing people so much pain and so much agony all around the world? Why isn't Allah subhanaw taala? Just fix it? Why doesn't this quest these questions that come to the mind of any normal human being it this jump up? He says if this these questions are circulating in the minds of maybe some of the people around him how to use AutoSum? Maybe in himself, he wondered for a moment, why is it so different? And the answer comes in this form? Why are you questioning this? Why are you asking what Allah subhanaw? Why doesn't Allah do this? Why does Allah subhanaw taala do

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that, then you don't get to see how Allah subhanaw taala took or dealt with the people of the elephant. He said he didn't see it himself out of your thoughts with them. But everyone in Makkah, watch this. Everyone who was born that year, Alia salatu, Salam he grew up hearing the tales from everyone who lived in the city about what happened that day because everyone witnessed the young, the old everyone did. They were on the mountains, they saw, they saw the birds swarm. And they saw the army stump. And these are the people get sick, and they saw them slowly die or leave without any intervention from anyone else. No one, there was no army, no one did anything. But it did nothing.

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He just told him give me my camels. I don't want them to die with you. Because there you guys are doing. So give me the camels because they're mine, and then go do what you what you want to do. And he's still in the in the mountain like everyone else. And they watch that happen. So they grew up listening to the story, his whole generation heard the story.

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And the point that you need to take away from this story, which is really important is that don't waste your time in life. Wondering why you didn't do this, why he did that? Why that occurred? And why couldn't something else occur? That's really not for you to do. Don't question Allah subhanaw taala in terms of his ability, he can do whatever he wants. He took out an army with

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some birds, birds that that was his. That was as a tool of choice. Subhana wa Tada. The army of choice for Allah subhanaw taala for this arm.

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Think about

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the tool of choice for some birds here. Here are some birds.

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No one's left.

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It's very quick. It's very simple.

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Nothing else was required. All throughout this year, you're gonna find this theme repeated. Very difficult moments are solved by something. Wind, limited wind, wind, we're done. Go home. The army is dismembered and the whole problem and you think it's you're doing when you're ready to die and you

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complete panic. And that's alright, here's some when we're done. Oh, they want to come take away the GABA. Alright, here's some birds, silver, silver.

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So he's saying and I'm telling you see, I let me I just didn't remove all of their cutting. It was completely useless. They did not turn into eatin vegetation. Didn't they look to you like that? No, there, there were nothing. So don't waste your time wondering if Allah can do this. He can do whatever he wants to pile on with it. Don't focus on why he didn't do this, or why he didn't do that. Or why wasn't this fixed? Focus on your role?

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You're we're not here to question God.

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That's that's not how this works. I am not alive. So I can question Allah subhanaw taala I am alive so ALLAH SubhanA can question me at the end. So don't engage in this in this practice. That is the opposite of why you're here. And that's what sort of feed is about sort of those fears is telling you he can do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. I simply in a way that is so simple that you can't even think of it. Who would even have thought of that scenario. If you know the story so to you it said but who would have thought of this scenario, that's how it's going to happen when you think about Allah

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voluntarily taken, taken out this army to try to give up you think of an earthquake, a volcano, you know something opening like some crack and coming out of it something that's going to actually know birds, some birds,

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sparrows and some narrations, something really small, simple. It's very, it's very easy for him to make six, there's no effort at all at all. So why are we questioning him? Why are we asking questions that are of no value at all, we shouldn't be asking him to the next time. And now an army comes and tries to tear down the car, but they'll tear it down. Let's just ignore me trying to defend

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the story marked the last time

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there would be this type of intervention. If you go throughout the history, and you study the stories of the Prophet is very important. By the way, it's very important to tell you before we tell his story out of history to Assam to understand where I'm coming from, if you study all the prophets before their miracles was were of a physical nature, most out He took out his staff and he hit the the water and

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East out east and performed miracles that just no one could explain, no one can explain.

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But the last time there would be divine intervention in that matter would be that day. If from that day forward, since he was born out of his thought that was Saddam, and he was given his prophecy and given his teachings, things were going to happen differently. Because his miracle out of his thought was and what he is entitled to which he is entitled to just like any other Prophet and Messenger, every prophet measure were offered something that was extraordinary, something that they would use to challenge the people who just believed in them, just like everyone else I just saw that was offered, he had to be, it would actually he would not be a prophet, if he wasn't, he had to be

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offered something like everyone else. But what he was offered was that book over there. So his miracle Allah has sought to ascend was going to be a book. And that broke the chain that broke the, the continuum that had been started started with no holidays set up and moving forward, every prophet offered something extraordinary, something had some physical merit to it. No, you're always going to function differently. And the miracle is going to be knowledge. And when there will be no more divine intervention, when things that's not like that I lost a pound that intervenes at all time. When I say no more divine intervention, I'm talking about the example of the field, every

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moment is divine intervention. Every Breath You Take is divine intervention every every moment in life itself, that's divine intervention, but I'm talking about something that will change the course of history, I'm talking about incidents, that that will change, no, that's not going to be the case, that's not going to be the case, what you will succeed with the merit of your efforts and the work that you put in and you will fail on the same way.

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You will feel the same way. Which is why learning his story ideas doesn't was so valuable. Which is why in his story, it is thought to us and we're gonna have, we're gonna have examples similar to that we're gonna listen to for 13 years of his time and muck up time and time again, he will try to use throughout his time and he will not succeed, to get what he wants, and there will be obstacle upon obstacle, and he will overcome and he will thrive and he will strive out to use the AutoSum which is the point of the story. The point of telling the story is that that's why he was born the year the elephants. He was born that year because that lesson he was going to carry with him for the

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rest of his life. It was set up when he grew up knowing Allah so if I was gonna do anything, at any point whenever he wants, so maybe I don't concern myself too much of why he didn't do this, or why didn't that happen? No, I focus on me. What is it that I need to do? Which is exactly what sort of theme teaches was what you make sure your children understand from it. That's the point here don't don't waste time questioning God, that's not your job.

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And if you wonder why didn't do what I'm telling him why he didn't see what he did tell us how we feel he didn't see with his eyes out of your soul. So but everyone did. And that's good enough. You don't have to see things with your eyes to know that they happen if they if enough people are attended and that should be should be good enough for you.

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Let's talk a little bit about Bloomberg. polybrene Hashem

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is the his real name was Shaybah

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his real name was Shaybah. Now Hashem is the prophet Allah you saw the wisdoms, great grandfather. That's why when you talk about the families that are related to him, you seen her she Miyun from Bani Hashim because that was the the larger family he had sent his, his son Shaybah with his brother, Al McCollum. So Hirsch him as a brother called Muttalib. And he sent his son shaver with him on a on a journey for a long and when they came back Shaybah was sitting right behind his, his uncle on the on the camel, and people didn't know who he was because he had grown up they had gone for so long for a year or so when he come back, he looked different. So that's who was who's with

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McClellan. So one guy said, I think it's a slave. I think it's Abdullah McCollum, the slave of an McCollum and that became his nickname and that's how he was known. And it went on forever. He was Abdullah McClellan from that even though his real name is Shea bird, Ben Hashem.

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Now I put up there a little piece of nugget of information you can hold on

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because it'll become very, very relevant in a couple of months. His mother was sedima McDonald, and she was from Benina. jar and banana jar is a family from the tribe of husbands who live in Yathrib. All right, so I'm gonna magalia mother is from El Medina is from yesterday, it's from the tribe of lunch, which later on becomes relevant because the Prophet Allah, you saw somebody goes there, he has a little bit of, there's a little bit of relation, there's a little bit of a relation there for him, which makes it a little bit easier for him to integrate, and that piece will become become important later on. I would call it Ben Hashem, aside from standing up to Abra, which made him

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ridiculously famous, especially after what happened happened after what he said actually occurred when he told him no, and the caregiver of Campbell's getting my camels, he said, there's a caregiver for the cowboy will take care of it. And it actually happened the way he said, so it became very, very famous, very, very well respected. Someone that the prophet Ali assassin was to definitely learn a lot from was actually the image of his grandfather that affected him. It used to AutoSum so much throughout his life, the image of this man who had integrity, who had wisdom, who had courage, and was someone who was well respected and he wasn't wealthy, but he had all the other good

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characteristics. One of the things that he did, or two or three things that I think is worthy of pointing out for you, number one is that he revives zum zum. And this was a big deal, because mica without zamzam was a waterless city, in the middle of the desert. So going there and actually performing trade and it was wasn't going to be a prosperous city because there was no water water, obviously, at that time during during that historical period was it was white, where it was how people actually thrived. If you look at all civilizations, historically, they're always around around rivers and around bodies of water. So there's no water there's very, there's not a lot of

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hope of you actually thriving. So Metka was dwindling because of the fact that zamzam that is made it was the hydrogens I'm come come upon in the story of Hydra is made as she walks back into society, but you know, Safa and Marwa wa salam comes, and he hits the ground under a smiley face and arms foot, so it was with the wings of an angel at the foot of a prophet. And that's where zum zum came from. And this and throughout history, at some point, zum zum got lost, and it took years. And I remember, but it would see a sequence of dreams, telling him to go dig in a certain area. And he kept on seeing them. And he kept on trying and digging, and he kept and it took him a good part of a

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year to finally be able to find the zamzam. And once he once he revived it, people started getting scared that what is he going to do is he going to claim it as his own. And that's going to cause a lot of problem for for for America. And he didn't, he left him some open for all people of America, which was a huge blessing. Again, another reason that people why people respected him so much. I'm giving you this as a background, because this is going to be important. Knowing knowing these stories is important to understand how he grew up out of

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understanding how he grows up out of your thoughts and what's in his background. What happens always goes up is important understanding what type of person he became later, and how it is that he function to he function. That's what I why I'm saying these stories. The second thing he did is he revised the law of Ibrahim ideas to them. Now there are differences of opinion, obviously, whether he was more head or not, and the majority don't seem to agree with that. But that's not what I'm talking about. When talking about the law of Ibrahim, I'm talking about the ethical laws, like he brought back the fact that riba was something that was frowned upon. He brought back the fact that

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Zina was something that was frowned upon. He talked about like, he talked about ethics and values again, like Ibraheem Alehissalaam this law is the same law that you and I believe in in terms of the values and core principles of what is haram. And what is Haida and I'm gonna Matata him know that law because he's a descendant. And over, over many, many years, and probably a number of centuries, that law completely got lost, not been able to live educated themselves to the point where he's able to figure out what those core values were, and he brought them back, it didn't mean everyone follow them. But that became the norm of of Mecca for for quite time and for Quraysh. And the third thing

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he did is that he built an alliance with the tribe of Luzon, which was a tribe that lived nearby. And this is important, because all of this is going to come back throughout the story I'm going to refer to all of this as we go along, is things you should know that Quraishi now had an alliance with the tribe of Kusa, and that alliance is going to prove to be extremely important throughout his life it is Salatu was Salam before he becomes a prophet, and for years and for years to follow.

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Here's a little bit I can't help myself, I like talking about genealogy a little bit, not because it's just for the fun of it, because I feel like if you understand a little bit of the Heritage piece or the lineage piece, you have a better chance of understanding kind of who why things were the way the they were. So this is an English I this is what psi so if you can see what's up there not sure if you can see that or not, but you'll see names and you'll see beside them maybe small shapes. So you'll see triangles and you'll see a triangle with

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either a circle or a square around it, and then you'll see some

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is a circle. Now the triangles are all of the people who were a part of a alliance called hail from Apache Beam. And the ones that have circles are heavy fella class. And then the triangle with the circle or the triangle with the, with the square is something that is a third is a third alliance that existed, why it is important if you take a moment that you study this, nothing about who accepted Islam early on and who didn't becomes weird to you anymore, it actually makes a lot of sense. Like who accepted Islam early on and who didn't follows this almost to the dot, almost to the dot the Prophet alayhi salatu salam belongs to Benny Hashem, or to or to admin, if I'm not sure if

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you can see up there, what I'm what I'm referring to. So here's our admin. Now, this is the profile of your Sato sounds great, great grandfather. And he started something called the hedge fund, which I gave me and at that time, he was from this from this group. And if you look up all the all the triangles, you'll see under them the names of some of some of the people some of the known or prominent figures at the time during his life on to his salatu salam. And if you look, you'll see under the ones that have a triangle, or names of the Sahaba, and the ones under the circles or the name of something like people like Abu Jamal, and maybe Alison also been working people who actually

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opposed him out of your sourcing for a very, very long time almost perfectly, aside from maybe Abu Sufian, who was part of Benito Mejia, technically, within his alliance, but didn't accept it until later.

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And the reason I'm showing you this is that

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when we talk about the Prophet, it is slow to Saddam's early prophecy, and people being very much opposed to him. And people actually listened to him. It really wasn't based a lot of the time it wasn't

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genuinely or purely based on the theology, like those who said no to him out of your thoughts or sentiment wasn't based on theology was based on the fact that historically, they were always part of an opposing Alliance. They were never a part of that group. So they found it difficult to actually accept what he's trying to teach them out of here. Salatu Salam, it took them longer. And it just this just helps you understand maybe the, the politics even at that time, a lot of the politics that affected this, and I will tell you these stories as we go along, you'll hear what I Bucha have said at one point in his life where he admitted that it wasn't that he thought Mohammed was a liar some

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Allah Allah Muhammad also I said him, it wasn't that I didn't believe him. He just he was always in his tribe was always in, in, in competition with the prophets, tribes, so I'm never going to listen to him. It's impossible. And people that heard him like 10 years into this, or 15, what are you talking about? We've been listening to you for 10 years. And it's just it's an issue of ego. Because Bucha Hill was from was from Masoom.

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He was from this tribe is a circle. And they weren't in the same alliance with them enough. So they didn't get along. So he didn't listen to him. And this, it follows that simple logic, and I'm just explaining to you because what you're gonna find in life is that rarely, unfortunately, rarely, when we talk about religion is the theology actually being argued, rarely is the theology being argued, meaning the actual set, belief set, rarely, it's always something else. It's always some other some other bad ground underlying problem that the person does not want to admit that's holding them back from doing something, as a young person, as someone who's Muslim. If you find yourself held back

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from, from practicing Islam, or being close to Islam, I can guarantee you it's not the theology or the ideology is not it's not, it's not the actual teachings, the teachings are extremely simple. They're very, they're very straightforward. There's very little, there's, there's very little doubt surrounding the concept of monotheism of that, you know, in Allah, his life, either you saw to Islam, if you if you heard his story making just once you know that this person was different, you read the Quran, what it's simple is something else in the background of your experience that's causing you to be held back, there's something else. And once you are able to find what that

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something else is, you can move forward, which is why the Prophet Allah is awesome. When you look at the Quran talked a lot about this, the neffs talked a lot about the Quran talked a lot about these things, because that's what holds you back. There is self interest in life that makes it very difficult to do the right things in many, many occasions. We have so much self interest, and we have egos that sometimes are so complex and complicated, makes it very hard to make the right choices and so many different scenarios. If you're able to figure that piece out, learn it, and then rid yourself of these of these bad traits, then it becomes much easier for you to do the right thing and

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to actually commit to it and that is just

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just that's just across the board regardless of what your background is. I want to share that with you because I thought it was interesting.

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So I the items I talked about a little bit last time.

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Let me share with you a few more points. I talked about freedom, which I think is the most important piece, why Allah Subhanallah chose the items for them to be to carry the final message.

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They are not wholly as a people

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that be very clear to all of us. But they had some things going for them. Aside from all the negatives aside from the fact that was a social mess. There was no

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political order, the ethics and the values and many aspects of of treating other people in oppression was not was not doing well.

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They were not highly, highly educated. But there were a few things that made them decent candidates, the number one thing was freedom, they were free, they were not ruled, they were never ruled historically by any group of people. And that gave them a certain degree of integrity and dignity that they would require to carry this because you can't be a Muslim, and be enslaved by something else. Or by someone else, you can't, it's impossible. If you if there's loyalty, if you owe loyalty to someone else before Allah subhanaw taala, then by definition, you can't be most consistent work, your loyalty has to be almost there, first and foremost. And then after that, whatever you actually

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whatever loyalty you offer, or you owe to anyone else has to be because Allah subhanaw taala commanded you to. Okay, so this is what you have to show loyalty to your parents, you have to take care of your family, and you have to be loyal to your family, to your extended family. And you have to make sure that you're loyal as a citizen of the country you're living in, etc, etc. It comes from your understanding of your connection with Allah subhanho wa taala.

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Another thing that they had going for them was their language proficiency. There's a proverb is a long proverb, but both the craftsmanship of the of the Chinaman and the the watercraft of this group, and then the, the tongue of the Arab, it's a long, it's a long proverb, you can find it, it's an English one.

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out, they weren't highly educated, but they were masters of communication. When it came to language proficiency. There has never been historically an example that even comes remotely remotely close to this. Honestly, I always, I don't know how to do it. I don't think I can. I don't know, I don't have an answer for this yet. But what I feel is really important for any Muslim to do is to is to take a semester, or take a year and study a shadow journey to study pre Islamic poetry, and pre Islamic orations meaning speeches. Because only when you do that, you understand how, how proficient they are, they were with their own language, what a command of language they had, for people who didn't

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write anything down. And for people who did not have a formal education, they they they knew how to speak and they were very good and their their degree and level of articulation and the intelligence of the articulation is it will put you at all it is something that you just dancing, how it is impossible. In How is that how could you put that all together? What brain could think of all of this, which makes it more important because Allah subhanaw taala this last miracle he was going to give to his last final product was not going to be of a physical nature. They asked him Oh god, you know, mineka Hatha Yoga Anna mineralium Booyah.

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Oh, to skip a summer camp exam, Tatiana Kisa Oh, dat da biller he will get you Padilla are we Hakuna laka Vito mizuko Finn, oh Turkey summer, we won't believe in you until you start pointing to the earth and springs explode. Or you move the mountains or you bring down rain, or you elevate into the sky or the sky rips open and God speaks to you or when they come to you. Or they give you the Quran and tablet, something like that. We want a miracle. And he will say so behind Allah be helping to Illa Bucha or Sula, it is not, this is not what I was sent to do, I'm not going to do that. The final message miracle is going to be a book was going to be knowledge. It's going to be knowledge.

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It's going to be language based knowledge. So the people that this we're going to be sent to how to be people who have proficiency and language are also going to mean anything. If you sent a good piece of, of literature to a group of people who did not pride themselves in literature, then it's not really a fair challenge. Is it by no he chose the autumn. And he challenged them in the one thing they knew how to do, which is they knew how to speak. You don't understand what I'm saying? No, no, you're not. You're not getting it. You're not getting it honest. I don't know how to I don't know.

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Let me explain something to you. The Arab had was in the cabin. They had pieces of paper that had had poetry written on it in the water of Gold Cup and Walcott's. These were pieces of poetry that were so magnificent that they decided I'm gonna carry by hanging them inside the Kaaba.

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A poet back then was capable of not ruining one person's life. He was capable of ruining a full tribes life. I mean, tell you just one story and this is a story amongst maybe 1000 stories I can tell you about what there is similar, where there was a gentle man who died and he left for his 10 sons, a camel, and they decided to divide the camels. Everyone took a piece and one guy he got the nose of the camel. So they were called by new infant Naka right there he's trying to beat his descendants became known as by Noah and Vinaka the sons of the nose of the camel, and because of a poet made that up and said poetry about them from from a challenging or opposing tribe or competing

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tribe. They were so humiliated that they left the land they

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They all packed up and they left where they were living and they went north but they weren't known anymore until they were amongst them came a poet who actually who said poetry that said the opposite file who will unfold when Naboo Haruhiko manga you shall we be and if enough parties then they are the nose of the camel others are the tail who can say that the tail is equal to the nose and they became proud and they came back again.

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And they came and they lived again because they had this is an this and their story upon story upon story. Yeah.

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I don't think Okay, one more. So there was a man

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his name is Michael killaby. And we're coming close. Okay, so destroyed and then I'll move on. And then mahalo killer B, and I wanted to tell his birthday his last name because it's such a blessed time where we're right yeah, I need two days or something just after he was born out of your Salatu was Salam so it's such a privilege to talk about the day he was born. So Allah honey SIBO syndrome and, and and the beauty of that moment and how his mother felt about it and kind of, you know, his upbringing. And it's all right, and it's so this whole these two months are considered the month of Robbie and the month of his birth and his death as well. So Allah Hadees IBH man, so we'll maybe do

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it next week. But this man Mohalla for Gabby was a gentleman who had 12 daughters, and he was not rich and he was not well respected, and no one because of the lack of his status and the fact that he was a Bedouin, who had very little will come and ask for his daughters. He I told George, he couldn't marry any of them. And Asha Mamoon, one of the knowns poet Sousa is actually he was blind had come around. So his aunt told him go and feed him, go and feed him. Maybe he'll say something about you

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need to

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take whatever you got to sell whatever you have, and take to him some meats and take to him forgive me wine, because there was yeah, he leaves. So he did. But by the time he had everything ready, an ASHA had left the poet had left the land. So he followed him. He followed him until they stopped to rest. And he came to him bringing bringing him the food and bringing him the wine as a gift. Now, an ASHA didn't want to take it. This is how serious what I'm telling you is said, No, if I take it, and I eat, and I drink, and it's from him, I'll say something nice about him. I don't want to say something nice about this guy. He's not worth it. I'm not gonna I'm not gonna take it. But he had

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all these guests in front of him. And his guests were like, Asha, where's the food? And he didn't have any food because he was traveling. And they're like, well, there's food outside. Why don't you accept it and feed us? It's like, No, I don't want to do it. Because if I do it, I'll say something. Well, we're hungry, and we're thirsty and you have to feed us. So he caves and he takes it in. And he then they cook it and they eat it and they drink it exactly what he says he wants the wine and the meat mix in his belly. He started saying poetry he says this long, but one of the most beautiful poems, and it's I'm not going to bore you with it. But he says in the middle of it, find our Berta

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either nerdy nada when will Hulu and upon the fire, generosity and the Mohalla were cooking the food. So he equated between generosity and halacha Kenobi. He took the words and will HELOC and went back home. He married off all 12 daughters and was the head of his tribe until the day he died.

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And this is not a joke. This is this is the truth of it. These people prided themselves with their language, proficiency, proficiency, and the command of their tongues. They were capable beyond they didn't prepare stuff. A poet would not come prepared. Neither would an orator. A Gottlieb would not come preparing something No, that was seen as you've prepared something, you're out forever. If there's evidence that you were, you know that someone was repeating something for you to say you'll never give an or they'll never give a hope. But again, you'll never say poetry again. It has to be if you have to improvise at the spot on the spot, you have to improvise. And he would improvise

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poetry that would go on. You know how rigid Arabic poetry is. You have any idea? Arabic poetry is like math. It's like Mac it has to be. each syllable has to be exactly the same length each time and think exactly the same way. There is no flexibility if you thought Shakespeare was good. It's only because you did not study just shattered Shahidi he is he is nothing wala garbage. Cymbala there's nothing at all impressive anything you wrote. If you study the more I looked at the Saba if you study like the actual Metallica and their explanation and how they put together you will sit there and just say what have we been doing these people were the rigidity of the Arabic poetry and the

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ability to improvise meaning I'm gonna bring it been consumed in his mind Luca he he gave 200 verses of poetry after he killed the king it was it was a fight he had with a king he Off with his head and he 200 pieces of poetry right then and there and

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he gets it why because it was right then and there he didn't he didn't have time to prepare this he didn't know that was gonna happen to begin with.

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Remember Shockley be even for you or not, to shell to be saw having more of a cut a moment shuffling scholar. He wrote something called Metheny shout Libya This is seven 800 years after the Prophet Allah your thoughts on faster way just so you understand what I'm trying to talk about here, the prophet the language perfect

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can see, he wrote a, a poem of 1000 verses, and he coded the poem. And that coding poem is how you learn the

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meaning the differences between the art is learned by memorizing this poem. And this poem is coded, he'll tell you at the beginning of it, if you see the beginning of the first word is with a fat, then that's the power that fallen and fallen and fallen. And if it's a Ha, it's the it's the other DC Quran. And if it's a calf is these four Quran, so he coded his poem, and then he put it out there and he explained all of the arts in a coded poem.

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It is

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it to me this is more, more this is magic, well, there's nothing there's nothing There's nowhere else to see it. There's no no other way to understand that this is magical. It's impossible. Our job is to write a piece of Arabic poetry that is as it takes forever, we have to learn this growing up is very difficult. It takes a lot of time and effort to code it and to put knowledge in it.

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So these are the people that the Prophet Allah is awesome was spent was sent to and the Quran beat them. You send in the Quran veto, and they and they couldn't hold a candle to the Quran in the sand. This is the point, their language proficiency. So I think we've come okay, I've actually fell us I've ruined your your good things. So we can do the Kahoot maybe we can do it now. We started Okay, so I'll end with that. And she also said Montessori is mine tomorrow in sha Allah or next week I will talk about his birth how to get salatu salam and we'll start talking about his childhood. There was maybe five minutes for the Kahoot we'll start to run went through and Shutterstock and look at

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Mahi will will occur to so round two of Kahoot Inshallah,

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there will be actually prizes this time. So you're gonna get gift cards if you get first, second or third. So for those of you who can't see in the back, the code is 2996885

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We got to join quick though because we have a shot in five minutes and there's 10 questions. So everybody join us as fast as you can please

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so when the clock hits 825 We're going to jump right into it Inshallah, just just so I can see raise your hand if you need more time please.

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okay, ready for question one.

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The year where the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born was called the year of the the tiger, the elephant, the bear or the hippo? Which one was it?

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There's a suitor. Oh, who did Tiger and hippo Come on. Okay, quick. Next quick.

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Question to Abdulmutallab. Unwanted what returned to him when he was talking to Abraham.

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Was there a Ferrari? Was the sheep was it camels?

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Or was it his people returned to him?

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If anyone shows Okay, good. hamdulillah nobody chose a fro. Okay, next question.

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Question three, the beginning of Surah 10 feel is this English translation? What does it mean in English? Did you not see? Did you think Did you not think or did you see?

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I'm Tara. Okay for

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what is it shahada and said it?

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Yes, red is the correct answer. Okay, next question. Quick.

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True or False? Everybody in Mecca witnessed the birds from certain field the chuck on and say everybody saw it happen or did he say everyone didn't see it happen?

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my bad. Oh, okay, no, everybody got that right. Okay, next question.

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I've got a Motala. Buzzer a real name?

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Was it Shaybah? Was it Zaid? Was it mattala? Or was it Hashem?

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Remember everything is mentioned. And the faster you get it, the faster you click the right answer, the more points you get. So it doesn't matter if you get the right answer or not. Somebody answered it quicker than you then they'll get higher points. Yes, che was correct.

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Question six. This is multi select, so there could be multiple possible answers.

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Abdulmutallab revives emsam confronted Abraha revived the laws Ibraheem Alehissalaam and allied Qureshi and

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so these could all be correct. One of them could be correct two of them could be correct or three of them

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yes, they're all correct

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Okay, question seven chakra net loves what?

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Is it geography? Is it geology? Is it geo history or genealogy?

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It means family trees. He's mentioned this twice already. So obviously he he finds it very interesting

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quick because we have one minute left

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Okay, question a true or false theology was the main reason why people did not accept Islam is because of the theology of Islam. They did not agree with the theology. Is that true? Or is that false?

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For false is correct. Okay. I'm off the leaderboard now.

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Question Nine, why were the hubs chosen for the final profit, this multi select? Was it because of their education? Their freedom, their language, their manners? There'll be multiple that are correct. It could be one it could be two could be three all

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if you didn't answer I'll give you a hand. There's two only because majority people answered.

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Yes, language and freedom. Yes. Okay. Okay, last question quick.

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The Arabs had poetry written in what? Hanging on the Kalba

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blood gold, silver or