Seerah Halaqah Episode 18

Adnan Rajeh

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What's up, Jimmy? Nobody. So we I wasn't aware I wasn't here last week. So we had a week off gelato I'm gonna try and

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get through maybe the negotiation period before we started theatre Milan prep, we're going to have a session or two to talk about in Charlotte, I'm have been right before it I'll announce the show the dates will probably be the two Saturdays right before the problem is that Ramadan is either the 11th or the 10th of

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March, which will make it a bit different difficult Saturday, there is a possibility that one of the Saturday will start on a Saturday. So I may end up doing it three weeks before because of that Saturday that I'm not sure about. But we still have this week and next week for sure CLI and then after that I'll make you know what we'll put out on the WhatsApp groups. And we'll make announcements a show but for the for the details.

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We are in the sixth year of his prophecy. So Allah Allah, you have you send me he's 46 years old at this point. And we've told the story basically up to this to this point. And the first six years of his birth out of his thought those are definitely rough. The first three were quiet to a certain degree, where he was testing the waters out of his thought was that I'm choosing people speaking to them, trying to build his core group. And to a very, to a certain degree, that was very successful. The numbers were not huge, but he was able to surround himself with people that were committed that had grit that understood the message that were really willing to live for it. And once he went

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public after you're in the third year of his prophecy out of his thoughts and became a confrontation with what I call age became, they were no longer neutral. They became confrontational. And they decided that they did not believe in his right to speak or to believe or to talk about faith. And the way he was talking about it, is he he wasn't bringing a new religion out. He has a lot to us. And this is an important piece for you understand that he did not bring polish, something that was they'd never heard of before. He was telling them I'm going to we have to go back to the teachings of our forefathers, Ibraheem Alehissalaam that's what he was saying. He was telling them that what

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you believe in right now is not what your Ibrahim Ismail believed in. That's not what they lived by. And you know that and they didn't know that. But they didn't want to change it because they felt that it's been so long, Ibrahim, I used to have lived maybe five 6000 years before that moment. So for them, they're like, Well, you know, all of our forefathers since then have have lived like this. I've been pagans, and they've accepted Islam. And we don't want to necessarily change all of that. It was really for them about state changing the status quo. That was their problem. Not sure if that's clear to everyone here, the status quo means the norm was how things are right now, they

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didn't want to change that. It didn't matter what he was calling them to change it to. They just didn't want to change how things were functioning right then, because it was working for them. They were making money, they had status, they had power, and they had poor so for them, any change was going to be negative. Even though the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was bringing them back to the, to the authentic, original belief that Ibrahim Ali is stranded and they knew it was correct. Because if you read the Quran, where it says the human color for similar words, you will want to insult the human Holika home if you were to ask the pagans who created you who created the cause within the

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earth lampooned Allah, they'll say Allah, by then why are we worshiping rocks? There's a system that allows that to be lucrative. There's a system that allows that to be beneficial and helpful for us. So don't stop saying these things. I'm trying to change things.

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Because I would, it makes more sense, or you can make more sense of his story, if he brought for you something that was completely abnormal to them, or unheard of, or out of what they could possibly fathom or understand. If he did that. He thought it would be more, okay, I can understand what he is. I need the skepticism. But because he wasn't doing that, because he didn't come and start and actually start to throwing around

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physical miracles and asking them to do something that make no sense to them. He was just saying, We are all the sons and daughters of Ibrahim, and this is not what he lived by. And I being and I'm taking you back to the Hanifa taking you back to what he was about.

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But they said no anyways, and they didn't say you know, because of the fact that they didn't believe what he was saying was correct. It was more that you're, you're shaking, that you're rocking the boat. And this boat is a good one for us.

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We are the are the kings of the castle. We're on top of the hill. Why are you rocking the boat? That was courageous problem. That was really their problem. So they persecuted him as this happened. For almost every prophet before him. Allah has salatu salam, he was persecuted. And not only was he persecuted, but his Sahaba were also persecuted and his family and everyone who decided or chose to believe in Him or stand by him or support his message. were tortured and treated and discriminated against untreated and treated poorly for many years.

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And this is where we are in historians thought was your number six. This discrimination and mis mis treatment will continue

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You until he leaves to Medina. And they will continue even in the early years. In Medina, it'll take a long time for this to stop. It wasn't like a year or two, you kind of have your power through them know what's going to be the majority of his life story on a histological wisdom, the majority of his prophecy by far.

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It was only maybe the first two years and the last few years of his prophecy out he sought to assume that that were that were

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smooth sailing, everything else was very difficult was very, very difficult. In the midst of all this persecution in the midst of what the Prophet saw them himself was enduring physically, financially, socially, on a reputation level, psychologically, in the minister with the Sahaba were going through as they were being mistreated physically, financially, socially, as well.

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Allah subhanaw taala gave them a little bit of a glimmer of hope. And we have the story of the two people will accept that Islam within a week of each other in the sixth year of his prophecy. That's all we really know. We don't know exactly when it happened. But we know that it happened in the 60s, his prophecy it has a lot to

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say in the hums abnormal folly of accepted Islam. And I told you his story last week or two weeks ago, and saved the amadablam Hapa.

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And I'm telling the story of Oman, and then I'm gonna make a few points in Sharla for reflection, because I think it's it's worth your time.

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Say the hunters acceptance of Islam was spontaneous, it was immediate was a moment of heat, where he just was upset that someone was being oppressed and persecuted, mistreated. So he, so he just didn't he couldn't stand it. So he stood by the prophet on a saucer, even even though deep inside, he wasn't really. He didn't believe in everything he was saying to his thought or somebody accepted anyways, just because he didn't like the fact that he was being mistreated. And then when he looked at the dean, he,

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it made sense to him, so he stuck to it. Then he became a doula. He was truly the line of Allah and His Prophet, and it became one of the most known names within our deen, one of the most beloved Sahaba that ever lived. Till this day, say no, that was different. Omar had a whole different life story to begin with. Hamza Allahu anhu, was very chill was laid back was was eligible bachelor of his time. Alma was different. Ahmad was someone who was extremely motivated, very driven from a young age.

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So not only was he physically superior to other people around him, he was also mentally and educationally as well. He read, he read, and he wrote, and he was someone who could articulate, articulate well, and he's someone who went once he believed in something, he dedicated his life to it. That's the type of person he was. So he believed in his family, he believed his tribe. So he was the ambassador of his tribe to the different parts of Arabia. So he was someone who somewhat of a known name. However, his his tribe was not a big one. He had a small tribe, but he ID were not a big group of people. So he didn't have a lot of protection. Unlike, say, north, not even a friend who

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was from bunny Omiya, which has the majority of people in place, and they were extremely well, they were armed, and they were ill prepared and the numbers were high. So he's well protected, said number wasn't as well protected. But his reputation was strong enough that he could carry himself and physically he had that edge.

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He didn't like Islam up front, because to him, the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was changing the status quo that he at that time did not see a problem and he had not seen the problem in the way things were running. I'm telling you his story, because we understand his story. You can appreciate his character. And he's for sure someone who's worthy of study and understanding and your life, you should definitely dedicate some time to understanding the genius of Amada for sure.

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So for him, he couldn't see the why, why we needed to change things.

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So he didn't like the profile that you saw him doing that. So he actually participated in persecution and trying to silence the Prophet it is sponsored on his message for the first six years. He wasn't as aggressive as others, but he was a part of that whole group. But because he traveled so much, it wasn't as clear. He tells us how he came closer to Islam, how he took his steps towards Islam. And I told you, I think I think it's only the first story last week, I can't remember I'll say I'll tell it again just for the sake of completion. So he tells us he's his words and there's a book called instead of dead Omar written by an Iraqi author, but I'm gonna claim your

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money. It's not in English yet, but it's in Arabic. And it's if you read Arabic, it's totally worth your time to read. It is regaining on what is the name of the book and it's it's a really beautiful, well written book about about his character. So he says, at the beginning, the first time I felt something about his time is when I was I had a young servant in my home she was young girl, and she accepted Islam and I and as I pointed out to you, a lot of the nobles of Qureshi have someone in the household except that a standout was seen as as shameful. So they would, they would say, especially torture them. So he was he was basically persecuting her. And she and she didn't budge, no matter

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what say no hot dog would say she only got stronger and he would ask themselves, what is it that this person? Why is this person doing this? Why is she care? I'm being very brutal. Anyone her age would have probably said fine. Take it. I don't I don't want to do this anymore. But she didn't. She stuck to it. And she was actually mocking him.

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And he felt that she must there must be something special about whatever it is it is that she believes in for her to act like that. But that but he just let it go didn't didn't think about it again. The second time he was doing he was doing palapa on the GABA because he was he was waiting for a meeting and the Prophet it is salatu salam was praying in front of the Kaaba. And the Prophet alayhi salam was reciting from total haka.

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And Amara is listening. He would jog on the other side of the Kaaba and then walk slowly when it was walking around the Prophet so we could hear slowly, and he was listening to the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. God he reciting and he couldn't make sense of what he was listening to. We didn't take given Islam the time yet, in the Quran is very powerful to someone understands Arabic, and is well accustomed to Arabic literature and poetry specifically, the Quran is just very bizarre, for the lack of a better word, which is very different. It was it was it was extremely superior, linguistically, very powerful and demeaning, very artistic, yet extremely deep. And he couldn't make

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sense of what it was. Is it what what is this? So he's listening to him. He's going around the cabin listening to him, and it's just very intuitive. Specifically, if you read it, just very beautiful. So he's listening to it. And then he says to himself,

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he must be a, sir, a poet of some sort. Just as the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam and sootel haka was reciting a man who will be holy shouting, Paulina man took me No, it's not. These are not the words of a poet. You just don't want to believe.

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So he's like, Well, then it must be he must be a sorcerer of some sort. As the prophet Isaiah saw Salman, recite the verse after that, what are the holy cut him Paulina Mata the Quran? Neither is this. Are these the words of a sorcerer, if you would only reflect on them? So that he said to himself, well, well, what is this then? As the Prophet Allah you start to assemble, recite the verse afterwards 10 Zero Mirabella. I mean, it is the it is what it has been descended from the Lord of of everything.

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So he was shocked, just as if the Quran was speaking to him inside his mind was like, This is too weird. So he so he goes, second time, the third time. He's on the way back from one of his journeys. And he sees a lady

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on on a camel with with a young baby. And she's leading Mecca. And he knows her. So we asked her, you know, aim. Yeah, Matala. Where are you going? In the middle of nowhere alone. Back in those days, it was dangerous, if any, if you were a young person or you were not properly armed, or you it's very dangerous to travel for lady to travel with with the baby. She's asking for trouble. He's going to get into trouble. So it's like where you're going. So she said a female Ruby didn't even come. I am I am running away.

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To maintain my freedom of religion from you, from you and the people who are like you.

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So he felt very bad. The third time he just is what we've done.

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He forced a woman like this a noble woman, someone who's respect I've known her for years. We forced her to leave. She was leaving. Mukesh wasn't going to Medina. But she was leaving to go live with family because she couldn't stay in Mexico anymore. So he got really upset. So the white this lady would later on see her husband.

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And she said I met Bob on my way here. He's like, Well, how did you make it? Because he was known to be a poser. He said, Well, I said this to him and he let me go. I looked at his face. And he was very upset. When I said this, he said these things. I felt like I almost moved him. Like he was he was emotionally moved by my words. So the husband said, No, other than Hola, hola. Ustream, Omar had to use Lima, Hemara hottub. Omer would never accept Islam until his his his club his father until his father's donkey accepted Islam he would never accept Islam is based on how he was before. But no, at that point that said, the oncotarget, the Allahu Anhu.

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He was starting his his whole mentality started to shift.

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And then he says something happened

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where the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam was in a discussion in a open

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debate. And he was pointing out how the snom are all that he made up how they are not

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true. And he says things that bother the college, a lot of controversy amongst people and he saw the controversy occurring within his family with the people around him. So he said, You know what, I'm going to end this once and for all

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and he went to his house and he took his sword and he said, I'm going to go and I'm going to I'm going to kill Muhammad some Allah Hadees IBMa so he's leaving he's saying these words

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and I bought him miss Oh, that hurt him. So I'm gonna miss Oh, you heard him say these things. So he's getting very he's very worried and I'll tell you what, the prophet Allah you saw the sun was in a moment. So he basically intercepts I'm gonna hop up as he's as he's moving. And I want to hop up and telling him where his Where's where's Muhammad? I want to go. So he tells them well, before you go and kill Muhammad, maybe you go and you deal with your own sister. Your sister has been a Muslim for ages. Maybe go

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We deal with her.

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And he said faulty, faulty, faulty orbital kata or the low Anna is the wife of say the bin Zaid, one of the 10 most valuable genuine of the 10, who were promised gender by the Prophet alayhi salatu. Salam, enjoy the earliest Muslims are the Allahu anha.

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So he said my sister, and he got all upset. So he forgot the profit ID system for a moment. And he went to hit the house of his sister faulty umbilical pump. So she thought the man at the time was sitting inside her home with her husband. And they had just written down some verses that were revealed to the Prophet how to use the law to ascend monster ages point out that it was sort of PA, we don't know for sure. But that's what we think is most likely was. So there was sitting there and they're reciting ba mountains and legal Quran at Chicago reading them. And Todd comes in, he hears them, you know, humming on the inside. So he pounded on the door, demanding that someone opens the

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door for him. And so he does, like you can hide the tablets. I did. We can hide them somewhere, though, open the door, they're panicking.

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And then finally, he pines. he pounded the door hard enough inside opens after they hide the tablets. So he speaking to I will hop on this and say, You know I'm gonna leave. He walked side hard enough. He sends him on his on his back. And he tells his sister give me give me what you were whatever you were reading. You have something you hit it give me I could hear the clanking of tablets. Where are they? They're not here. I don't have them. So he pushes his sister. He pushes her or the last one she falls and she she hits her face. And she bleeds from the side of her mouth.

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He sees that he feels guilty.

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When he comes down.

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He loved his sister and he felt bad. So he sat quietly ashamed.

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And he says just I want to see what it is that you're reading. The pilot in the camera on ledges conference doesn't know this is you're carrying a gesture. You can carry these tablets without have to go Go take a shower and then come back. So he does. He goes does that comes back. He says give me the tablets. So she picks out the tablet from under a pillow and she gives it to the project to save the law. So he cites the low annual Baha Mertens analytical analytische call. elated. Pirata Lima Yaksha Tenzin amendment Hala ColorBar was sent to Lulu of man out of she stoer the Houma V Center at y mirfield RB Why am I buying now Huma, why my data thought we're in an integer horrible cold for in

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Huya Allah Musil Raja Allah hula Illa Illa who the hula USMA

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PA, indeed, we did not descend this Quran upon you, for you to be miserable, or for you to find only hardship. That's not why we sent this to you. However, we sent it to you as a reminder for those who have some reverence in their hearts towards Allah

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is descended upon you from the One who created the cosmos and the earth.

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And Walkman, you they love that name, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate, The one who offers compassion, for all, I did notice you still as he controls his throne, he owns all that within the skies and all that which is on earth and everything in between them everything that is under them. And if you speak loudly, well, he hears that which is public, and he hears that what you whisper, Allah, there is no god but him. And he has the beautiful names. That's the verses that he recited. He put down the tablets.

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And he turns to say he gets them up and tells him where do I find Muhammad. Society tells him he's in a place. He's in the house of Larcom.

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We'll talk about him in a moment. He's at that house. Save so save, saw some things. So he told him. So I said now Hapa was still carrying a sword.

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He was in a little bit of a haze himself. And he was walking towards the house of Larcom nebula and Massoud saw him coming.

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So it runs inside and he tells them he found out where we are. He's coming is with us here with his sword.

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Now who's sitting there?

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Hamza sitting there. So Hamza says let him in and utterly hiding kinda who are you? When I tell you it daddy Calcutta to be safer. If he comes for goodness, then goodness, he will find if you come for anything else. I'll tell him with his own sword.

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So everyone come down, have it saved, no one would come and he would knock on the door. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam himself, they didn't know what happened at the house. So they, as far as they can tell, Allah had Masotti is telling that he was saying he's going to kill you. That's why he's here. So everyone was like, you know, sort of like go into the back room. Go back and go close the door and stay there. We'll deal with him. So the provider your Sergeant goes and he opens the door himself. Apollo Mr. Fatiha Rasulullah he said Allah Allah you it was settlement that he opens the door for us and that'd be teller BB

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Tel Aviv is the you know the heart of this Columbia works in the it's called the communists back by the way it is what they used to call a communist, as we call it in Libya but they used to call this a communist. We call the atomic shirt these days but this is what used to call it and then I leave is where you put the buttons so it's a little bit thicker and there's a little bit of an edge or something a little bit more things you can hold on to. But Akademie tele DB the Prophet Allah is awesome and put his hand and helped me from here.

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But it still amazes me then he shocked me. What color am I lucky Jamar and to slim has the time not come or Amman for you to accept Islam? Both tumors any Then he shook me again at the socket to olahraga tea and then I he shook me so. So visually, I couldn't stand if I fell to my knees. I know you had an athlete, Omar Yasha in Allah has this mind not come to the conclusion yet of the testimony of the Oneness of Allah Amara

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Akula Amara to a shadow in Allah. What Annika Abdul who was

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and he gave his testimony, he made the the shahada, the Allahu Anhu. And the whole house of dialogue can begin with tech beer. Allah Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, celebration. This, this is the quote from Satan, Abdullah Masood, I love him in this story, because he's walking, he's kind of watching everything. He's giving you the information. But then he's also someone who's very objective. He didn't let anything, the fact that he want to help, I was so aggressive bother him following up. Although my Zelena is certain moving to Isla Amara, we have since been in a state of dignity, the day Amata became a Muslim. Imagine that. Imagine one person, one person has that type

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of effect on a community. I think about that Allah, it's such a meaningful thing. Because often as people, because the world because now we understand, it's more now than I think was before because today we understand how big the world is, I don't know if they understood how big the world was. Then as much meaning if you were to explain the planet and the number of people, I don't know, if 1400 years ago, they had the same comprehension that you do. Today, you can look you can zoom out on Google Maps and just look at the world. And imagine a billion you don't even understand what a billion means. Just a number.

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It just remember if I if I asked half of you how many people are in this room, you'd get it almost you'll be off by maybe, like 50%, or 40% is hard. We're not good at estimating numbers in terms of people, you don't understand what 100,000 People looks like, or, or a million, forget about 8 billion, huge, huge number. And it's all across the place. And everyone's focused on themselves. So you grew up with this feeling that oh, what can I possibly do? Or what impact can I possibly have in this world. And you just end up feeling a little bit less valuable or less impactful or less hopeful of doing something beautiful? Or having having that value that we would all

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and I just love the fact that this is a part of our story. That in one year every single scholar of of Sierra, in their books, they will they will specifically point out that the year where Hamza and Omar accepted Islam as its own event as his isolated incident, even though it's just two people accepted Islam. I didn't stop and tell you about Jani without accepting Islam as as important as Abu Dhabi. Allahu Anhu isn't will probably tell this story since I said that because they don't want it to be taken the wrong way. I want you to stop and tell you the story of this time of every single person. Right now there's 60 7200 200 Muslims. I haven't told you the story, everyone, but I told

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you the story of Hamza and I'll tell you the story of Omar why because the impact they had on the Muslims because how they felt once these people accepted Islam, it wasn't just the physical strength. It was way more than that. Because the physicality can only goes so far right one person that how many people can you take out at the end the numbers will when it was the it was the mental strength, the psychological and the spiritual strength that these people brought the confidence, right? That grit, that boldness that they had, they were bold people that left he said in Canada This is where he says I've been mistreated I'm just I'm just quoting him in Canada Islam Omar laugh

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at her when he you know to la nostra what you know Raju ruff mutton Wallah, he Mustapa Anna and also Leah Bill Beatty had Islam for the Muslim Omar ka tena, whom had the owner for Selena

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said Indeed the extreme of Omar was was an opening for all of us and when he did he, it was victory for all of us. And when he became an Emmy later on, when he became the Khalifa, it was all mercy and compassion. Wallah he we never were not able in Minnesota saying we weren't able to pray in front of the Kaaba openly until Omar became a Muslim because he fights that he fought them off for us. He went and he and he fought them and to make sure that we had the right to pray there.

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The Prophet alayhi salatu salam saw the energy in

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room when he when he accepted his level the Allahu Anhu he saw that there could be if people were happy Hamza was hugging him they were very happy. So he said okay

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let's let's continue the lesson for Karla Alma for Cara Maria rasool Allah. Hello Jehovah. Why don't we go when we publicly speak of what it is that we are learning here?

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Say the hammer was all that he was just he was full of that zest. So the Prophet Allah you saw was going on? Yes, we will. So he put them in two lines. Hamza on front of one on the end Ahmad in front of the other, and he in the right in the middle of his thought was to them and the left the house of an autumn with the kabiri with delille they will walk out with La Ilaha illa Allah Allahu Akbar, Allahu

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Allah Allahu Akbar, Allah Allah al Qureshi is like what?

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What are you who what is this so they're out of their homes? What is who, how dare they, they work out, they see our enhancer, they go back in and close it. There's okay they just did just it there'll be done soon. I'll be done soon. But if I don't have enough often I will bait they went and they perform tawaf. No one touched him that day. And they went home.

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On the hubbub was not done though. This is the value of someone who when they commit to something they commit, so it doesn't matter if you're if you're if you're if you're late. It doesn't matter if you're you can be late you can be late. As long as when you get there.

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The amount the degree of commitment and grit that you carry. Is is at that level. She almost six years late. That's a long time I was 23 years. Six is more than 25%. More he was to pretend that he missed a quarter, more than a quarter of his time with the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. But all we know today is presumed Allah wa who Abu Bakr in Warhammer. That's what asked you to say. And as you say, the hubba cazuela he does have what Abu Bakr and Omar why it overcame Rama Why don't you this Abu Bakr Rama he went on a salsa overground with him. He came back with him. How did he make it based on seniority? He wouldn't you would have taken him a long time. Yeah, it's not always about

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seniority doesn't always matter how long you've been there. Sometimes it's the effect that you have the degree of commitment that you show. So here are the Allahu Anhu immediately or they're finished, he goes to his home. He gathers all of his family, his wife, his children, their children, he had a big family and he stood in front of them. He said, Look, what did he mean once you come haram had the tissue Allah, Allah, why now Mohammed Abu Rasool, I will not look at you for your faces again, you're not a part of my family until you all say, Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah. So they all said,

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Allah, no one dared say a word, except one. His son, Abdullah, he didn't say anything. So it looks like your son said, my bad. My bad. Look, why are you saying I'm Muslim? And I've been Muslim for years. So he beats him. So he starts hitting him.

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Why are you hitting me? For Harlequin to slim? What's the truth?

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Here we're going to go and become Muslim and leave your father. You found truth and you're going to take it for yourself and leave me with I don't need me to go to China no problem but you go to Jana.

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ferment for masala Amara, either the kombucha or banana huzzah Nasir, they say the armor later on in his life. If any point, our beloved number became a man and became one of the biggest scholars of our of our history, one of the four Idina, most of the filth we have today come through his transmission, the Hadith that we have come through transmission, very respected for hobby, or the Allahu Anhu. But later on 20 years later, 30 years later, if Amara was sitting around and remembered, he would kick Abdullah and he would say why you

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continue to go back, leave your father, us, you accept Islam and leave your father.

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But he was that wasn't enough.

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So he goes, and at this point, he doesn't know all the details. So he wants to pick a fight.

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He was upset with himself of how long it took him.

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And he felt the beauty of what he just found. And he wanted to push the agenda to push the envelope. So he goes, and he knocks on the door of a Luciferian sort of been harmed, said was if Yan opens the door,

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said no, he said,

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thanks to see you. For cariappa Sofia, and in the eye shadow Allah, Allah when the unknown Muhammad Rasulullah he gives the shahada before the tabula rasa of Santa Ana Yomi that you ruined my day and he closes the door and locks it. Didn't get anything out of this. So he goes out to the house of Abuja, Hill. Nation, he knocks on the door.

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It opens the door and it was out and Omar, how are you doing? In the Shadow Allah Ilaha illa Allah Who Ana Mohammed Abdullah su cada set dalla yo me You ruined my day and it goes during knocks the door. He's not getting getting anything out of this. So he goes, Oh, the Allahu Anhu and he stands in the middle of the rain from the Kaaba. And he starts to announce his shahada and he starts to

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challenge the people of grace that hate HTML or they hate until the all team

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is only one person but 56781 Is there enough of them. They they tried calling for Katella who forgotten who who forgot them. So they start to fight him. So he fought them back. But if Amazon or your party to whom he had this, he fought them from the morning until overtime. But if mechanical LaMotta aka Haji him, every time he got tired from fighting them, he would find one of them, he would take him by the head. And then he would take his fingers and put it on his eyeballs. And he would say, tell them to leave me or I'll pop your eyeballs. So the guy will say please leave him so they will leave and he would sit there holding his head resting for a few moments with Allahu Anhu.

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And then when he was done, he would let him go and you fight them again. But for him as a cadet, he got the law. So he did that for a couple of more hours.

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But no matter like who

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are the how many, then they left him and they went.

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And that's how our club accepted Islam.

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That's what how he decided to do it. Everyone is different. That's how he decided to do it. You came in with a bang.

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He left an impact. This is not the story is not to

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encourage violence of any sort. Obviously, you understand where this is coming from. But I'm more interested in is the amount of passion that he carried your love. I know when he accepted it, how far he was willing to go. Remember we talked to overcome. I told you obika within the first two days of Islam brought

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seven of the 10 movers cerebral Jana and Bill Alibaba. Imagine these names that he brought to Islam. This is before he even knew. This is before he knew and beyond anything beyond this idea. And it caught me smell because all he knew he had no Islamic knowledge yet very simple. Just just basic stuff because it was right the second day. It was the passion that they had. The difference is the passion. The difference is the love they had for Islam when they truly understood it. When it touched their hearts. And they they found this beauty. They found this profoundness they loved it and that love motivated them passionately to continue to take it to others. And it was different

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than Amara, they didn't do it the same way. Amara confronted that he pushed back the oppressors and he fought back the persecutors Oh, but then went into Dawa. But what they have in common is the passion they had to Islam even though they were very different as people Oba was a slender was a thin, slender gentleman, almost a hotdog was a door of a man

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said no Bucha was very soft in his speech on kappa was extremely tiny. He was just very, very direct.

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But what they had in common was that passion. And that's what's missing.

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What's missing is the passion is the love is the love for Islam, that we that's what we're missing is to love it that way. Love it to the point where you're willing to give your life you're willing to do everything you can to help other people also see the beauty in it. Because it's not about me or you. It's not it's not a story about Omar or about it's about Allah subhanho wa Taala and the message he is sending to his to his creation. If you understand the message and you see the beauty in that message, and you see the beauty of the relationship you have with Allah subhanaw taala understanding Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah and being close to him that

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that beauty is something that you want others to experience to have the opportunity to enjoy and to embrace. So you go and you try your best to make sure someone else can, can can can take it. That's why till this day, Muslims, you know, we, we've fallen off the path quite a bit, but we still we still find true joy when someone accepts Islam, right. But no matter how far you are away from Allah, The moment someone accepts Islam, you're happy you celebrate because you know that they are now going to enjoy the beauty that you're enjoying, even though maybe you're not practicing it, well. Maybe you're not actually taking advantage of it and you're not adhering to it appropriately,

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you know, deep inside that this is the right thing. I'm not doing great, but I know it's beautiful. I would like others to enjoy it as well. We still carry that it's just the passion has been dulled down a little bit over the years.

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And be beautiful if you were able to bring some of that back, especially for our younger generation.

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Especially for my younger brothers and sisters, to find that, that passion, find the beauty in what it means to be Muslim. And to dedicate your life to making sure that you not only understand it and learn it, but can help others appreciate it as well and practice it and learn. And that comes in many forms, comes in many forms.

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So let's summarize a little bit where we are right now so we can move on.

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In the midst of all of this as they continue

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to be persecuted, it doesn't stop with Islam or the law and home. But some changes occurred enough for them to feel like there was an impact. But there was still being persecuted. They were still being silenced. They were still being mistreated. Some people were being killed. The number of Muslims that were killed in Mecca were was by that time was over 20

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No war is occurring, just people being taught

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To death are killed over 20 was my year number six, it's a lot. If you consider the number of Muslims altogether, which wasn't very high, the number of Muslim wasn't very high. So 20 was a was a pretty big number.

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And the way that they're the Sahaba are looking at it is that this is taking long, this is taking longer than maybe they expected longer than maybe they thought it was going to take six years now. And we're still not making, we're not getting gaining a lot of ground here not making the progress that we feel we should be making. So the the morale in general is low.

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They never used violence, it was not a part of their of their teachings, because the profile that you saw was very clear. I want to help Bob in that story. I'm telling you, he didn't know yet he was it wasn't all explained to me never, this never happened again. Once it when he was sat down and things were explaining it never did it again. But off the bat, you didn't know yet. So he got he got that to free, that free trial.

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But there was a real problem in how the Sahaba were feeling regarding their state and where they were. And it was becoming quite difficult. And the point of it is thought that the lessons he was teaching, were lessons.

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That today, I think more than ever, are extremely important for us to think about and to contemplate. You see, righteousness will always prevail eventually.

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And fake currencies in this world will not.

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This is you have to you have to have full certainty in this, you should have no doubt in the fact that righteousness will always prevail. It's always worth living for that which is the truth, which for that which is correct and right. And all that that works against righteous, all that is false. All that is a lie. These are fake currencies that eventually will will will cease to exist and they will disappear. As the ride was was revealed during this period of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. And within it, the idea is that I mean a summer Eema this is a this is an example that the Sahaba are being given from the Quran during a time where they by the way that the most powerful

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lessons was a harbor received, they received when they were being persecuted. And the verses that asked them to sacrifice the most were verses that were revealed during the time of Mecca when they're being persecuted. The verses that requires sacrifice higher degrees of sacrifice didn't come in Medina when they had a lot. It came in Mexico and they had nothing. So they would learn the importance of, of giving, of doing your best of offering of not being those who don't wait for things to get better for you to get better. Because that mentality is toxic. And it's problematic. And a lot of us live like that. I'll become better when things get better. No, you don't know if

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things are gonna get better. You don't know what you know is right now you have right now be the best you can be right now. Because there is no later or waiting. There's nothing to wait for because you don't know what's coming anyways. So they were told in the midst of persecution in the midst of their darkness. They were told to give their best and to stand by righteousness and to sacrifice themselves in their lives and their wealth.

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And that's the lesson that we have to understand you have to go back to that you have to go back to that. And if you can learn that young you can go far in your life if you don't wait for things to happen. If you're not waiting for something to change, so you can take just now what needs to happen now and then do it. How can you be better than go ahead be better now? Not later. I just said I'm going to somehow EMA and facade that oh dear to the rehab. Fatima say Luiza Robbia remember you can do an array even now diva hell yet in Omata and Saba. Don't miss Luca Luca Albury Bula haka. Well Abelton so what says here's the example I'm going to give you a righteousness and falsehood. You see

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you in a river runs and foam

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forms on top of the river. It's foam it's like it's nothing leaves and dirt and something has no value at all. But it's what you see when you look at the river. When you look at there, that's all you see. You don't see the water you see the foam.

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He said You see when when a blacksmith is trying to or some someone who works with gold when they are subjecting gold to high degrees of heat and they liquefy it. What happened on the top is that you get this this black stuff, this garbage that you have to scoop off and get get rid of. It's like scum on the top of the gold. That's what you can see you can't see the goes under it. You can see that scum says this is the example of hochland Bulkley for unmissable and further Hubbard youfor eyes for the foam and that scum on top of it goes it's thrown away. It gets lost while I'm young fallenness however, that which benefits people for young people to fill out the stays stays in

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Earth. The water sinks deep and it takes care of the roots and that gold has value that gold people will hold on to it'll give them a means for livelihood

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can only carry OpenNebula Hulan Feld is how Allah gives you the examples. Don't be fooled by the appearance of battle in the world. Don't be fooled by how battle is on the surface of falsehood.

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seems to when you look at it seems to have strength and half power and have wealth and have three, it's full. It's come on the surface, real good righteousness, goodness, it's under, they'll take time, but it's there. It's there. And it's worth living for. And it's learned it's worth fighting for, and it will prevail, you just have to stand by it long enough. Sometimes long enough means your life. Sometimes your whole life and you don't live, it happens after you're gone. And you don't see the day when you honey, when that beam of light comes from the horizon, you don't live long enough to see the light at the end of the tunnel. You don't. But it's worth living for. And that's what he

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was teaching them how to use Latos law and that's the lesson

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that we have to take time and learn. Not a lot of

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it's a beautiful, it's a beautiful part of his cmrt slot to him is understanding that a lot of come because today we use it as a there's a lot of institutions and massage that call because the beautiful nature and outcome even earlier outcome is also hobby from Makkah young gentleman whose parents had passed away when he was young, and he was around 1718 When accepted Islam. At that point, he was an adult so he had his own home. He didn't have to live with others, he had his own house. Still young wasn't married yet. And he didn't have a lot of wealth. But when he offered the Muslims when he offered the prophet Ali so that was a place for them to gather quiet secret place

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for them to to have their lectures and have their learnings. So we offered his home. And for years for all these years from basically year number two or one or two till the time he leaves Makati and salatu salam, all of the meetings with the Sahaba all where he they sit and they have their lectures and they have their teaching and they talk about happens and datalog come we have very little narrations from that a lot of time unfortunately.

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We have very few generations that come out of them very few, almost none that you can call authentic. One of the things that I hope one day to be able to do Allah subhanaw taala show us is I would like to see, I would love to just watch what was happening in that in that room in that house. How the Prophet Allah your son was educating the Sahaba sometimes the stuff you really learn you don't remember in terms of in terms of a quote, like you don't walk away this is what he was, you're learning it is you're internalizing the idea, you internalize it becomes a part of who you are become second nature to you live it. And that's what those are, how they did what they learned and

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they impersonated. They personified. They it manifests in their lives. They didn't come and say this when he said this happened later on in Medina. In Medina, there was way more people he was talking to me more publicly, people memorize things he would say and they would and they would pass it on. But in America, the lessons they were learning from them out of us thought there was some work for behavior for action for implement for implementations where they did the implemented them.

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But it must have been a beautiful thing to have existed in the Indigo outcome with the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, and learn from him during those years, the outcome that he had, he didn't have a lot to offer he offered his home. Out of loyalty to him the Prophet Allah you saw to someone they went to Medina, the first thing he did is he bought a house for a lot of them. The first thing he did he see the wealth of the Muslims, he went and he bought the house, his own house. Not everyone had their own house, most people have lived with others. Now though,

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he lived alone, he had his own home, because out of out of loyalty to the person who offered his house for 10 years, putting himself at risk, putting himself and putting his home at risk. Because he took it away. They confiscated this house for correlation. They, they burned it down and they they built their own homes on top of it, he never had it again. We don't even know where it is. And clearly some there's generations but we don't know for sure.

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And during this time the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salam would explain to us I always like to point out some suitors for you just for your own benefit. Because these tools were revealed to him early on out of his sought to ascertain and also have an outcome got to listen to them not to learn them. Sort of sod was revealed early on during the outcome.

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Sort of side at the end of that page was the first time they would hear a specific word. Anyone know what the word is? The first type of Sahaba would hear a specific word in the Quran.

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On the page over there anyone know

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the first time a specific word was used? They'd never heard that word before. It's a big word within the explanation of what we are as human beings and who we are as people what our job descriptions are Yes How do you yeah we'll do in Jamnagar Khalifa don't fill out the first thing time to hear the heard the word Khalifa. Khalifa as a successor, someone who takes responsibility for something on behalf of someone else. And this is the story of the human being. We are hola on Earth. That's what I was told in the jar. I didn't put all the levers but Allah sent to them and

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that's what you are. So how about not heard that word yet? In the Quran sequentially. You open the Quran the first time is it number 30 in the sutra, Baka. But in terms of Revelation, the first time they heard the word was suicide, when they were in done a lot of them were Allah subhanaw taala talked about the coup de Sena as the example of Khalifa and he would use the term Falcon mane and nursery. But what as I said, the El Hawa, two things you must when you judge you judge only with righteousness. Why?

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That's the only one you'll never follow your dreams or desires as you're going to need in order to be Khalifa and that one specifically was chosen because no food is a really awesome example that would only seems like a look, that would at least it was a king.

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And he was a an army leader, right? He was a politician. He was a prophet. He was 100 he was a blacksmith. He was a scientist. He was someone who sat down and did

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experiments on on metals. He was an artist. His voice was so beautiful that the mountains and the birds was sing with him are the Allahu Anhu he was a father. And he was a son. And he was a spouse.

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That would was chosen as the example for the first time for them to hear Califa because he fulfilled a lot of roles. He fulfilled almost all of the roles That's why if you ever if you take that route as an example, you study him you find the Prophet Allah your son, Sam says things like this, he says, Jairo. Salatu. Salam to the the best prayer schedule at night was the prayer schedule. Don't can I know and we'll just have a lady, the mayor who moves to do so through cell toma now Mr. He was sleep half the night and then pray a third in the sleep of six. So he did every night. Like why you will see me sia Muda, who is Muslim.

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And there was fasting schedule the facet of Deadwood Can I assume we all want to reopen day in one day he would fast the other day he would break facts day in day out all his life.

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And then another Hadith of the valleys or tells us a long story how Allah subhanahu Allah subhanaw taala showed him all of his children before he passed away, he saw all of his children. And he saw all of it all of us. And he saw it in between the eyes of each and every one of us a certain light. And he's looking at all of his children. And he sees one light that stands out to him. Of course, to many of us, we have no idea who but he sees one light that kind of it's shining too brightly. There's a who is that who who is who has that lights for Allah. That is that is your sandalwood. So he asked him, How long does he live? He says he lives 60 years. So Adam would say that's not enough,

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give him 40 From my life. So he gave him 40 From his life. And then when he came to die and save them, he was like, Oh, I have more years, you know, you're getting into wood. They wanted to come back but he couldn't. Can you give him his word. But he saw something and dealt with it his Salam

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noticed example of someone who carried on fulfills all of these roles, who was called Khalifa. And that's what we're supposed to be. We're supposed to be those who see ourselves are responsible caregivers, as caregivers of the Earth and everyone on it to the best of our ability. What's your capacity? Are you a father, you're a caregiver, there are your spouse, you're a caregiver there? Are you a son? Are you a sibling? Are you an employee or an employer or your student or your friend? What are your a lot of things, whenever you are at your caregiver, and all of those roles are mother, sister or daughter, whatever you do, you're a caregiver, make sure that you feel that

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responsibility that ownership. You see if we felt that we wouldn't be where we are right now as an Oma. If we felt that we were caregivers, and we were responsible, you wouldn't be where we are, where we are right now, as it comes from the fact that we don't feel like we have ownership, someone else will take care of it. This year, we'll do it, or that organization will do it. Someone else will figure this out. We don't feel that it's our responsibility. Someone else's. It's not it's not my responsibility. Why? Why is it not your responsibility? Who said it wasn't? Who said it was someone else's? Who gave them that? That designation? You think God is still giving his nation does

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that what we should do?

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I just sit here because you allow me to, I have there is nothing about me. I'm just nothing you throw me out, get someone else. There's nothing special about any of us. Aside from your sense of responsibility and ownership of what this story is. So they got to heard that hear that word Khalifa. And for a while they talked about that the word would later on be explained in more detail as time went on. But that was the first time they got to hear it that was very meaningful.

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So it's also the one that you recite, on almost every soda.

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Because you'll love it because you love the song. And you have every right to it's a beautiful song. It's very beautiful. It is really beautiful. He swears by time techniques, it was by time I swear by time and also not so much loss of time also his time. Indeed, the human being is in a state of constant loss of what

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he never takes an oath uselessly subhanaw taala, we makes an oath, it's always a reason. He's sweating by time. So you're in a state of constant loss of time. But not everyone in the Levina and Huami will slowly hurt you but also will help you with our sober, sober. Those who figured out what they're here to do.

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They believe in Allah and they do the deeds are here to do and then they do one more thing. They've also been happy with a while sober, sober, though also means they exchange the exchange information, the exchange advice to exchange expertise.

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The exchange wins wisdom will have regarding things that are worth

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dying for and it will sober things that are worth living for.

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The exchange. That's how you win time. That mentorship, that togetherness, where we it's a two way road where I offer you what I have you offer me what you got and then

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We build on each other and we learn. And we win time, because you've done things in your life that I haven't. And if you'd show me how to do certain things, I wouldn't time people who go and try to get the paperwork done in a Middle Eastern government offices know exactly what I'm talking about. If you're given an Obata, you ever see the the blue of the bottle, they give you a little bit of a, it's a small paper holder, and you're walking into a governmental office on the building, you have to get this done. It's like is you have to be sebelah elsewhere is much easier than doing this. And you walk in, and before you waste three years of your life trying to get that paperwork, some person

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walks out, just finished up here, let me tell you exactly what to do. You one time,

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instead of wasting three years, you'll win you time

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is the beauty of life. You can win time, if you listen to also mean it's a I'm accepting and giving. It's not also, that one group tells I'm not here just to tell you things, I'm here to listen to you to say that I learned. So I grow so I wouldn't time to. But also I'm losing if I'm only talking that I'm only I'm losing. But we have to have that mentality that every person sitting here as a gym, who has expertise or something to offer, young or old makes no difference. Everyone has something to offer. And if we benefited, and it'll be mentored one another. And if we worked and we were if we had that sense of togetherness, we could win so much time. It's like you're walking, I come back

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from a route that was a dead end. And you're just starting and I say listen, don't and then you keep on going.

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Inside. And if you're

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just gonna waste you're gonna waste. I already waste wasted years. Why do you have to understand why parents get upset when their kids don't listen to them? This is why they get upset. Because whether you know it or not. Now, I'll tell you the secret. Most of the mistakes you're gonna make your parents already made before you they won't say it. They won't they won't admit to it. Not under not under the UI not under the threat of a gun. They won't admit it. But they did. They wasted time they made mistakes. So when they see you walking down a path that they've already walked down, that doesn't lead to anything good. They get very upset. No, don't do this. And you're like, do you want

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to take away my freedom? No, you have none.

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You're often it's not that they don't want your freedom because they'd made that mistake already. Don't let their mistake and their life be in vain. Learn, take something so you can win time when time wouldn't time. If I took the experience from you, then instead of having to spend 15 years. That's why when you read a book, it's so important because a book has a life experience of another human being instead of having to live that life to learn these lessons you read and you win time. The human being is in a constant state of loss of time, except those who do the right thing. And then exchange experiences. And that is what really this idea the surah was revealed right before the

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start with knowledge, which is the time that we're in right now. Now we still have a bit until we come to a certain knowledge but this was revealed just around that time. Like I said these two are going to explain to you these sources were revealed to the Prophet Allah in South Sudan. We only know within a vicinity of two years like a range of a year and a half when it was revealed. So I'll talk about this again and shot almost we talked about yourself and not much do we have the photos and with that inshallah we'll continue with the night and next week we'll try and get to the negotiation period before we start the prep for Ramadan. Tomorrow morning inshallah Tada I figured

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we have a potluck breakfast. Basically I give a small dose and then people eat the men usually here and the latest sisters in the front. It is it is potluck, so everyone has to bring