Adnan Rajeh – Sunday Tafseer Halaqah End of Surat AlHashr.

Adnan Rajeh
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Oh, who lived in the country that the Prophet audio saw that Muslims had built.

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Looking at those who are looking at the Muslims with their different backgrounds, those who were there first those who immigrated those who came late, looking at the disadvantaged, those who are poor did not have enough to make

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ends meet, looking at the disbelievers looking at the hypocrites, and then talking about treason as well. And looking at all these different activities or actions and how, honestly,

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our what our stance is supposed to be or how we're supposed to deal with it. It's very, it's very specific. And there are certain regulations, which is what the sort of went through and talked about how we're supposed to be carrying ourselves regarding those who betray us, or those who don't necessarily agree with us or those who are similar to us. But also there are differences and how to kind of carry all that. So at the end of the Surah, after the sort of being quite technical, meaning just talking about relationships and how they work, the end of it is very sentimental. And I think I think that's a very appropriate way for it to to be concluded. And the reason being is that as the

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end of it to say, in order for things to work, you all have to also tap into that spiritual part of who you are. In order for this to work. In order for any country to thrive. In order for anything to prevail. You have to go beyond the technicalities and the legalities, you have to go to a part of you or a place within you that sees things on a different lens through a lens of love through a lens of closest to Allah subhanaw taala of not being accountable necessarily to people but being accountable to Allah subhanaw taala himself.

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And I think and I think that's very valuable. It's a very important piece of our of our deen that the laws can say whatever they want, like we can have all these laws that dictate things. But if you don't, if you don't carry it, if you don't hold yourself accountable, then it doesn't, they don't really add up too much like they don't really mean that much. If you're not willing to hold yourself accountable, if you don't feel that you owe it to a forest that is beyond you. You don't owe it to the group that you're a part of, to follow them, then it's just a matter of time before you figure a way, or a loophole or something where you don't have to you don't practice it appropriately anymore,

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which is why the the end of this surah is talking about that self accountability. He's talking about that piece of us

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attaching ourselves to Allah subhanho wa Taala Yes, you see, you're you're a part of a group, you're a part of this nation, which is what sort of how you're so you're a part of the nation amongst that nation are those who responded, those who didn't respond those who actually acted like they responded and amongst the responders or people who don't necessarily agree on everything, there's a lot there's a lot of diversities, it's it's a heterogeneous community for sure. But at the end, for this to work, you have to have that spiritual peace you have to have that that closeness, that relationship with Allah subhana wa Tada that will allow us to elevate above just the commands or the

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rulings or the laws or the legalities, something that you can, that motivates you to be better just based on the on the on the relationship that you have with Allah subhanho wa taala. When you look at the Muslim society early on, this is really what defined them they didn't, you know, for them following Allah subhanaw taala is a command following the rulings or following the law that Allah Subhan Allah gave wasn't an issue of,

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well, you know, there's, there's the police, and then there's going to the courts. And no, they took pride in following Allah subhanaw taala commands and teachings and laws, you know, this is what defined them, they didn't care whether someone was watching over them or not, didn't make a difference. They actually put their focus in their concern was that Allah subhanaw taala was watching over them and that they're accountable to someone who was beyond the human race, in every aspect in every manner. And I think that piece is kind of where we end up early generation maybe part ways a little bit in terms of our behaviors. And that's why I think this these last pieces are

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this last piece of the puzzle is very beautiful, and it's worth talking about and and all throughout this journey from Georgia to the honeymoon, which is the middle ages. Chapter that was revealed in Medina. So it talks a lot about the jurisprudence. It talks a lot about the laws and the practices and the halal and haram and they're prohibited and the accepted and the obligations. Every couple of solos, you'll find every second sooner or so you'll find verses that are extremely, extremely murky like like they seem as if they were revealed in the Mackay time they don't they don't fit them at any sooner. They talk about Allah subhanaw taala as Maggie magnificence it talks about issues of of

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spirituality and of sentiment and love and closeness, that you almost wonder if this if these verses were revealed at the same time, but that's that's how that's how many sorrows work. The sutras are revealed in Medina, our technical technical legal law rules do don'ts and then somewhere in the midst of it you find some of the most beautiful verses in the Quran just to take you back. Just to take this to make sure that it kind of equates the it brings some equilibrium to the to the verses making sure

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as they talk a lot about that stuff, so you don't need it. But I think these tools can get become technical. And if you get too technical you may forget why you're doing all of this who you're doing it for what is this is based on it's not it's not just a list of rules and laws No, no, you're doing it for for the, for the sake of someone much much

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for a bigger reason a larger cause a purpose that goes beyond you. You're looking at the end and beyond the end you're looking at further you're looking for the love of the one and only and then the almighty supplements out of that that's what this is about. So never lose sight of that never lose focus of that yes, we you can you can start focusing on learning how to do what we'll do and how to do Salah and and what's Halal was haram. And that's acceptable and where my alliance is lying about relations look like and you can get you can get lost in in an ocean of do's and don'ts but never forget.

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Never forget why you're doing all this, who you're doing it for. That's what matters. That's what matters. Is is that clarity remaining with you. And I think that's why in the sutras that are very technical. Every second sutra, you'll find verses that are just extremely hard. Just very moving, just very powerful verses that just return you to the to the cause to the reason that it all starts from I'll show you I'll give you examples in every every second sort of will will hit a number of verses that you've heard you've heard many times before and and understanding why they're there is to serve that purpose. So let's let's enjoy inshallah. Ladies before I continue because I forgot. So

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this Holika has always historically run after a sharp once the times switches.

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I guess I guess I'm getting older. So I don't want to run an after a show anymore. On Sundays, I want to get home earlier on Sundays for work. So I'm going to keep it an hour before Asia, Asia is going to be 745 From now until literally in Ramadan until March meaning all of November, December, January and February for four months, a shot will be 745 the evaluation will go back as far as 605

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that will be 605. And we'll be praying a shot at 745. So you can run like two highlighters between the iodine and the atomic no problem. So we're going to stick at 745 The reason that we do that is just to make life easier for people who have jobs and I've worked and six is just too early for I don't make it from six anyways. So 745 we just we just fixate at that time to make everyone's life easier. And then we'll run this How about an hour before so we'll start 645 sharp and then I'll run to Asia time inshallah Tada unless and that's what I'm gonna do. I never This is the first year I'll do this. I've never done this before. If it fails, I'll just switch it back to after a shot from

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eight tonight is no big deal. But I think it's probably for everyone's

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benefit. If we if a Sunday night you're done maybe a little bit early, you can go home and you can get an early night for Monday. For those of you who have jobs

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and it's it'll be the same car will be the same car will also be 645 745. So Saturdays and Sundays will both be before Asia. Because Saturday the population or the audience a lot of them are young children and every year parents would send me saying can you please just consider doing this earlier because we don't want them coming home at nine o'clock and we always have candy so they all sugared up, they go home and nine o'clock and parents don't like me for that. So we're going to keep it an hour before a shot both Saturday and Sunday. Friday is in Arabic so most of you don't care but Fridays after a sharp and that's just based on the voting and despite my father not liking it, but

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that's he lost the vote so we're stuck with after a shot. So Sunday and Saturday are both going to be before solid 645 to 745 Starting next week, because next week, Sunday is the day that they switch the time Correct? Isn't it Sunday, Sunday, it will be so so Sunday next week, Asia up there to 743 the amount will be 643 and multiple 524. So all those numbers will change but a shot karma will stick to 745 and we'll start this as

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six 645 and finish right at Asia. Inshallah Tada just wanted to share that before we started Okay, so we'll start a number 18 and Chautala will be learning English shame on your Raji.

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take each of these at one at a time because they need they need the the focus. This is the only Yeah, you're Latina. ammonoid This surah just as kind of a carry on Yeah.

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A note something to note. And FYI the oil in most of the meta news sources are known are defined by the fact that they have a lot of you have money in them. And making sure never does.

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Like if you see your Latina I'm gonna owe those who believe it's not a Makita it was not revealed in Mecca for sure in Medina, you can swear by it like it's a it's a rule that has no exceptions to it in the Quran. So the moment is yeah, you already know I'm gonna you know, this is something that was revealed in Medina. But the suit of this whole suit I from the beginning of it, it doesn't have that this is the only time that we actually see it. There's an interesting pieces at the end of it, the only the only calling upon the believers to actually everything was just tech news, explaining examples and talking about how to deal with those who betrayed how to deal with those who are

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disadvantaged or the poor, how to deal with Muslims from different backgrounds of the hypocrites with the disbelievers. All of that, putting it all into perspective. At the end, we have we have a need. We have a calling. It's like Allah subhanaw taala is explaining here's how things need to be done. And then he actually calls on you. Oh, those who believe. So he's gonna say you think at some point, the command is going to be what is it political or social in nature or something regarding regarding all that was talked about at the beginning in terms of dealing with people relationships, no, the actual natural command Is it tough Allah may be mindful of Allah, meaning in your mind, the

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word of the word Dukkha. I don't want to

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I want to finish this today. So I'm not going to try not to get too distracted or sites I sidetracked. Dakwah comes from the root worker in Arabic and that means to, to prevent or to protect. Either or, that's why we have dyrham with pyromania and potty realized they say if you use them a little bit to prevent it's better, they're spending a lot more to treat a problem that's already occurred. So the concept of Taqwa comes down to the linguistic root preventing and protecting so a preventative prevent preventative measures. Think ahead, start before you run into a problem that now you have to fix. Try to prevent the problem from occurring altogether. Protect

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Yourself How do you do when he says it up Allah? So prevent what prevent yourself from how does this work? So what he's saying is protect yourself from being in a position where you're held accountable by Allah, that's what it does Allah mean, and protect yourself from that moment, he will hold everyone accountable, protect yourself from a moment you are being held accountable in a way you don't like to protect yourself, meaning, think early on, how do I make sure that doesn't happen. And this is what he's doing here, subpoena Wattana is he's connecting everything that we talked about in the sewer, all of the different groups and how to deal with them and all the bits with their

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differences. And he's like, look at looking at all that and saying, This has to be connected in your mind with your relationship with Allah subhanaw The reason that you're going to treat with treat them this way, or some other way, the reason you're going to have these relationships in this certain is so that Allah subhanaw taala does not hold you accountable for not doing that. That's why you're doing it, you can say it's because that's what the law says. Sure, obviously, that's going to have consequences in dunya. But that shouldn't be the first and most important motive for you, the actual motive for you, it should be that Allah subhanaw taala is watching over you and he asked you

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to do it. So you must you must follow because he he's the one who commanded it. So it took Allah and then he makes it a little bit more interesting. He says well tell him God enough soon the lamb here well, is this called llama llama it's the lamb that offers a command. So even though the the the verb after it is not in this form of a command, so it's not hunger which is a command verb it's actually an ongoing verb tumbler, but because you added this lamb to do it at the beginning it the actual meaning becomes a command so and may nevsun Every soul tumbler look, my academic record what it is that is preparing for tomorrow. And the Aladdin here is the word it means tomorrow but it

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means two things it means tomorrow as in your life and tomorrow as in your actual life like after this one is done when you're when you move on because that both of them are tomorrow's you have a short term tomorrow, which is a couple of the next couple of decades. You know, a couple of decades a couple a couple of three to nine right? So it's a couple of decades that's that's all it is. And then you have the actual tomorrow which will go on for for almost ever. So well done good enough. May each soul look at and look here is not as in obviously you can't really it's not this is not something that you can physically look at. This is a figure of speech and it's asking you to assess

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so look as in assess what is it that you've prepared market demand, but demand, something that you offered or you sent forward? It's like a savings account, something that you sent forward, you will benefit from later. And everything that you do in this world you're sending it forward, whether it whether it's good or bad is being deposited into your account in one day. It'll all come back and be opened up right in front of you to kind of take a look at. So assess now. What it is that you prepared for your tomorrow.

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What duckula Like

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then twice and when is the only guy that has it? The only guy in the Quran that has a tequila twice in it? The only one so it's trivia question you can win 10 points if you if you know what duckula And be mindful of ALLAH. So he said, be mindful of Allah, and make sure you assess what it is that you're sending towards your tomorrows and be aware of the law.

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Before and after. You want to make sure that what you have waiting for you on the other side is good, then be beware. Be mindful, practice double practice, the concept of decoy decoy decoy is very simple. Decoy is just the ability to ask yourself before you say anything or do anything, will this get me in trouble in the short term or long term?

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That's all of this

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is not the question is what I'm going to do next helpful? No, that's a higher level question. You're lucky or you work really hard to arrive at the point where you ask yourself that question. That question is left for the only Saudi Hain for the high caliber people, godly people. For us. For me, it's just that first one, is what I'm going to say or do next is gonna get me in trouble at some point in this life or the hereafter. Yes, I don't do it. No, I go ahead. What's the difference? Well, the difference is all is. So in Islam, we have three basic categories that which is impermissible, permissible and obligatory. So the one in the middle, which is MOBA, permissible?

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That is not. That is added to the first question, meaning

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when I asked myself, will this get me in trouble with this? Will this make me someone who's deserving of Allah's punishment? All of the permissible is no, sorry. Go ahead and do it. When you ask the question is the next thing going to please Allah SubhanAllah. I know a lot of the permissible doesn't fall in. So you're struck with only the obligatory or the actions that are that are good, that have good intentions behind them. So it's much more difficult. It's a much more restricted questions harder to ask, it's harder to answer. And if you just ask that question, you end up finding that most of what you're doing in your life is really not worth doing. But we don't

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want that ask that question. He's not even he's not even telling you to not even command you to ask that question. You can figure that out later, if you want. What he's asking you to do is ask the first one it tequila, tequila, just ask, is this going to get me in trouble? Will this put me in a position where I where I deserve Allah's punishment? No, go ahead. Yes, hit the brakes, stop and say okay, maybe this is not a good choice. Maybe this choice is going to harm me at some point, or get me in trouble. What short term or long term doesn't doesn't matter when that's what the beauty of Taqwa just makes you think it's just exactly what this is saying? is thinking about tomorrow? Will

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it cause me harm later? That's well, tone good enough. Some academic delivered. Each soul must look at what it is that it has prepared for its tomorrow. What do you have ready for yourself on the if? If it was if it were to be the case? May Allah subhanahu grant you long lives with a lot of Sahara. And if you see I mean, show you all live long lives with Althea. But if you were to walk out if you were destined not to walk out of this room tonight, if our desk if one of our one of us our destiny was that after selecting a shot, we don't make it out like you're taking your last breath? Don't even don't most people, by the way we take their last breath don't know it. Most of them don't, most

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of them. They're lucky they do. They're very fortunate. The last one gives them a warning early on. So he figured out that it's coming down and coming down the pipeline, and they can prepare, most people don't know,

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even if they're all these don't think about it just didn't want to think about. So if this was your last, are you? Do you have something prepared on the other side? Is it ready? Are you happy with what you sent over there? You feel very comfortable with the merchandise there that it's going to be as good quality, that there's a lot of it, there's enough of it, that once it's opened up, and compared to the other stuff, everything is going to be good. You are going to in sha Allah make it across the finishing line and have a little bit extra to tell about family members and maybe watch out for some people that you love or not. Or you know, or do not even know what it is that you sent

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there.

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Are you not comfortable or confident in what you sent? And if not, then what exactly are you doing?

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What exactly when is it? Were you aware? Are you aware of some time specifically in life where you start doing that? Aside from right now? Did anyone give you like a job a guide? Or a catalogue saying oh by by this age you start preparing for?

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No, there isn't. There is no time to start doing this aside from yesterday. You start this you start this the moment you're you're granted by Allah the awareness of its importance immediately. Because you have no way you have no clue how much is left in that Sandglass is don't know again, may Allah grant you a full one you have you live for hundreds of years and shuttler Good, good health, good deeds as well. I don't know. And since you don't know then there's really no time aside from now. This earlier and harsher. It's very appropriate for for it to be in a sauna that talks about something extremely, extremely technical, talking about relationship

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In a country with a group different groups, because in the midst of that you get lost within all these legal terms and minimal, it took Allah you need to be aware of Allah. And you need to assess what it is that you put in the basket for your future. And you have to be aware of Allah as you do it. In Allah Hobie Bhima, Tama Luna indeed Allah is the One who is all knowing of all that which you do know here is all knowing, just like Eileen is all knowing, just like Rocky, just like there's a lot of names that have similar meanings. The differences or nuances that are really beautiful that if you understand you start to appreciate I leave is the umbrella name, the Omniscient, the one that

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knows all. Kabir is the one that knows that which exists on the inside that no one has the ability to assess. Luckily, he is the one who knows things that are extremely, extremely precise, and very small, like changes that are so delicate that nothing can actually you don't even notice them. That's literally right. Then you have Semia the one that hears all people see sees all and on and on. But here is the one who knows that which is not measurable or tangible mean that it exists inside the heart. I don't know the intentions, and the thoughts and the feelings and the emotions and the subtleties of why you we do what we do and why we don't do what we do. So whenever he uses

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his than his name, you'll hear he's just pointing out that I'm I mean, specifically about what exists on the inside. Yes, I'm Alan he's I mean, because he shakes supplements, but he says we make that and balloon based on what he is heavier. He is oh is always on niches and all knowing regarding that which you do. But why would he use Kabir if it's about something you do, which is which is going to be visible, or it's going to be something that's tangible, because what you do doesn't really matter in terms of its physical aspect. What matters about it is the spiritual aspect. Meaning if you follow all these rules, and so it has shown and you don't do it for the right reason,

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it doesn't count.

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Like if you follow all these rules, understand what he's explaining, and you understand how to treat the people who live in the same country with you the citizens whether they are Muslim or not Muslim, and when you what alliances are acceptable, what aren't, if you don't do it for the right reason, you don't get the reward if you do it because you're scared of the law or you do it because that's what everyone else is doing it you get nothing for it, you have to do it for Allah can do it because he told you to because he commanded you to he's reminding you at the end, these do these big deals, if aspects of following the law. You have to do it for the right reason. Or else I don't expect

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accepted in the law. He really knows what's happening on the inside as you perform your deeds. As you perform your deeds. He is watching what's happening on the inside. You're an open book to Allah. It's ridiculous how little we think about this, we're an open book. Like we hide things from each other, which is normal. And be very weird if we didn't

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you have a face that you put on in front of people you have to so that you can hold on to your integrity and your status and your respect within the community that you live in. You don't walk around you have you have you have to keep that those those optics up. And that's normal, but to Allah subhanaw taala it's completely and so he sees right through it, he sees Subhanallah exactly what it is that's going through your mind and going through your heart and he's he observes it. So there's no point there's no point to putting on a front to Allah. There's no point in lying to yourself and saying no, no, I'm doing that for the right reason. When he's looking down and saying,

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oh, no, you're not. And who are you trying to convince that you're doing this? Who you convincing with this? There's no one to convince? I can see it so maybe you just need to be honest with yourself which is what is the beauty of these these last verses of swords law show bar? It duckula be mindful of Allah protect the preventative of his punishment and his wrath and assess that which is you can you prepare it for the future. And why as you do it, be mindful of Allah because he sees right through you as you do your deeds. He sees exactly why you're doing them. So don't lie to yourself don't act like don't don't act don't act don't act with Allah don't act I honestly half of

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the half of Islam half of your relationship is just coming clean. Half of it just coming clean it just not lying to God that's it just don't lie just just come clean. Say I am not good. I am not I know who I am. I know that I don't do things for the right reason I can hope that I am not in connection with you. I know that I have not shown you a I need the smallest percentage of gratitude that I shouldn't be showing you I know that I act like I do and I get credit for doing it even though I don't do it just come clean. Just complete that on his own is half the battle. If you're just able to say that to Allah that I know how horrible I am as a servant and how much credit I take

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for that which I don't do and why I perform things and I act like I'm doing it for the window I'm not but I say that to Allah subhanaw taala and

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it's such a it's such a release he just such a release you just get it off your chest i know i don't i Allah I will put a show on for people. I don't put a show out for you. You know who I am and so do I now ask you to forgive me and ask you to show me mercy asked you to show me compassion and love and to guide me to take but you say it now from

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The correct position. You say it now from the correct position because you have admitted things and you don't act like you're something else. You're not speaking to God with your mind being in a certain status as you speak to him. No, no, no, you're speaking to him for the correct position. Where you know, and you you're admitting and you're clear on what it is that you did and who you are, which is why this verse is so beautiful. This is exactly what this verse is saying. That's what you have it duckula Twice in it and assess what you prepared for the future. And I know why you do what you do. That's what hubiera means habia does not you know, I know that you're what you're doing

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because I can watch what you're doing and I know what you're doing too but he knows on a different level. He knows why you're doing it. I can assume that I would be sitting by assuming

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I may be correct assumption assumption and it means nothing doesn't take anything away from you actually reflects on me in a bad way for assuming stuff but he sees it so barndoors already sees it so that's the first day let's go on to the next one at noon Ken Levine and as who have served whom and Fusa whom

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so he says suppose I know what a coup, Xena Sula and do not be like those who forgot Allah not Sula.

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But and so who

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made them forget themselves.

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Don't be

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like those who forgot Allah. And then he made them forget themselves. So it's a very specific, this is a very powerful phrase in the Quran. This is very unique.

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He didn't really point out anything.

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If you forget Allah, what ends up happening is that you forget who you are. You forget what matters about who you are, and what you are what you're here to do, and you forget yourself and you lose, which is you lose a loss and you lose yourself. That's what you lose.

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He's not talking about the punishment here is really, it's not the opposite, that he didn't use it in the, in the phrase, what you find in other verses, he doesn't say, you forget Allah and then Allah forgets you because because there's there are verses like that in the Quran. There were talks about them.

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We, Nana Sina come in another story there is that on the Day of Judgment, but in dunya, that's not the punishment. It's not that he doesn't forget subhanaw taala. It's just a figure of speech to say that he ignores or neglects, right, obviously. But for Donia within this life, he's saying that the punishment is that you forget yourself,

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you lose track of exactly what it is you're here to do, and who you are, and what makes you you win. And you lose the ability to be fulfilled, and you lose the ability to be satisfied. And you lose the ability to do something meaningful. And you live your life misguided that you are which which you are not. So you follow something that doesn't fit. Like your you run after stuff, you pursue things that don't serve you that don't help you. They're merely mirages that just that you think are something that are valuable, and they go after them. And once you have them, you find that they're nothing. They're nothing, they just they vanish in your hand. And you're in this position that you

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always dreamed of being in, when 15 or 20 years before and you're in that position, and you're just as miserable as you were 2015 years ago, you just decide you're just as upset, nothing changed, but you have exactly what you were hoping to have, or more exactly what you were hoping for you got it but now you're not happy anymore. So then you start looking forward to something different. And you pursue that and maybe you get that you find out there's also nothing

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and nothing leads to nothing leads to nothing and then nothing is in that whole process. You forgotten who you are. You don't know who you are anymore. You don't know if this is what I'm this is what the beauty of these verses are. It's understanding that it is that masks that we put on in front of people. It's this masks that we wear, I have to wear it. It'd be impossible for me to carry myself in society if I didn't. I have to carry myself as fuller and fuller and I have to be somebody I have. There has to be something about I have to be able to describe

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Myself, you have to have a bio of some sort girls, how are you going to communicate you have to, but that's not the way I carry myself in front of you. But that's not who I am. That's not who I am. So that mask if we don't, if you forget Allah, you forget that you got it on, or it fuses into your face. And he don't even know anymore, what's you and what's the mask. And even if you tried to separate them, you'll peel your face off, because you don't know the difference anymore. Because you've lost yourself to the point where you don't even know who you are, because this mask has now become you. And you actually believe that you believe that to you believe that this is me. Yes, I'm

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a total fraud. I'm a chef. And when I am, this is who I am, I believe it that I actually walk into the mirage of that belief. And in that's just talking, I'm walking in the clouds on a cliff very soon to fall down very, very soon. Because the mask is stuck. I don't know who I am anymore.

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And this is this is what he said you forget Allah, the moment you forget who Allah subhanaw taala is, you'll never forget that he is the one who's watching over you that He created you. He created you He was there from way before you were anything. He was there before your genetic code even was a thing. before conception, way before the genetic before the amino acids were even going to be lined up to become you way before that he's always who loves you. There's nothing about you that's surprising to him. However he respect he loves the potential he loves the potential is why you're here. He loves the fact that you can be so much he loves that you have the ability to comprehend and

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understand and learn and grow and that you have that ability to understand Allah subhanaw taala on a level that most of it other creations can't really fully understand and comprehend. He loves that. He loves you for it.

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But he still knows who you are. Do you

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do you? And if you don't, then that's the that's the big problem. And that's what he says here's the piney woods and they say well, don't be like the ones who forget Allah and he makes them forget themselves. They don't know who they are anymore. And the mask fuses to the face.

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And you believe that that's who you are. And you carry yourself that way. losing the ability to at least turn back to Allah subhanaw taala

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bear

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just open

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with no strings attached. You speak to Allah subhanaw taala there's nothing before your name or after it's you know, you send the email and it's like all these letters and then there's a couple of other appointments and then this nice big signature and a couple of emails and then they may be the number of your three assistants and then

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none of that when you speak to all or none of that What are you talking about? You're just you just you

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simple as you came along? Well according to Munna, fraud, comma Kalapana, calm or whatever, what I like to my whole wellness boom, whoa, whoa, holy Come on, am I not on I come Schufa Alladhina xantham and home fee come shaka laka Takata I've been in a coma medulla nkhoma Quantum moon and you will come to us alone, as we created you the first time you come to us alone bear.

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No one's with you and you've lived and you will come that day alone and bear and you will leave behind you all that that you thought was valuable. All that you thought was meaningful you come when you leave your your the DR before your name and the five letters after and you leave your bank account and you leave all your fans and you leave all your followers and all the people respected you and all the accomplishments and every you leave it all behind you everything that we gave you leave it behind you. And we don't see with you all those who you thought were going to intercede on your behalf. You don't see with you those who actually led you to believe that you were more than

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that you what you were,

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you've lost all of it. And all of it is now gone. And now you're standing there, you're just standing there by yourself. There's nothing but the simplicity of who you were, you always were, who I always was.

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What forgetting Allah does to us, this is the ultimate punishment. This is the ultimate punishment. So when he's saying, you forget me, the ultimate punishment for you is that you cease to know who you are. You lose yourself. That is the ultimate punishment. You don't know who you are anymore. And you are not honest with yourself and you're not true to yourself and you live a life lacking, lacking clarity and lacking fulfillment and lack and lacking all of that.

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That's just the worst thing that can happen to you.

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There's a story. It's not I think it's just for benefit not I don't think it's real, but

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some stories are just beneficial in terms of their context that a servant would say One day, oh my lord.

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I have been sitting for years and years, and I have yet to find any punishment for it.

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I've been sitting for a long time. I don't feel like you've taken

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Anything went nothing's gone, like I haven't lost, I've been just continuously sinning, and just making mistakes, and no one knows I'm gonna continue to do this, and nothing has happened. So when he goes to sleep, he is he's called upon his dream. And he says, how did we not punish you? Have I not taken away, the beauty of you supplicating me for 50 years, have you not lost the joy of supplicating me for the last 40 years, that was your punishment, your punishment is that you lost the ability to speak to Allah, you lost the joy of invoking your Lord and supplicating your Lord and speaking to who lost that. Because you've lost yourself, you don't even know that you lost. The most

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valuable thing that you had was taken away, but you're so

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but we're so lost in our own little world, so preoccupied and stuck in our bubbles, that we don't even know that the most valuable thing that we had was taken away. Because we don't even know what's valuable anymore. When you don't know who you are, you don't know what's helpful for you. When you don't know who you are, you don't know what what you actually need, versus what you don't need.

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If I don't know who I am, then I can be I can be fooled. And I can think that I need a lot of wealth, a lot of wealth, like a lot of it beyond whatever fulfills my basic needs and the basic needs of my children. I'll be I'll be led to believe that that I need fame, that I need a lot of respect that I need to be able to look forward to more achievements and accomplishments. And I need this. If I don't know who I am, I think I think that's what I need, that's I need that to be happening is that to be fulfilled, because I don't know who I am. No, I don't need that. I don't need that's not needed. As long as you have enough just not to be starving, that you don't need

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anything more. What you need, you need something different. But miskeen, you don't even know who you are, you don't know what you need. So it doesn't matter. And the most beautiful thing that you could have had was taken away, and you're not even upset that it's gone. Or you're even upset that it was never given to you in the first place. You may be walking around feeling very, very blessed. Even though that thing is not your So technically, you're not that blessed, or you're walking around feeling very upset and you don't know.

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See, there's confusion or you don't know what to be upset about. We're not sure if I'd be upset, this was taken away, it was terribly happy this was given to me. If you don't know who you are, then yeah, it's gonna be very confusing. You're not sure. But if you do, then you know, it's not difficult. It's not difficult, not difficult to figure out exactly what it is that you're looking for, what you're seeking, and what's valuable. And what's worth holding on to the people who know Allah subhanho wa Taala and have that beautiful, that's it, that's the most important thing that they they have found the one thing that they will never give up, ever, that they will give up, they

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will give up their limbs, they will give up their lives. But they won't give up that piece. There is no wealth in the world, there are no there's nothing that they're willing to sacrifice for what they have found from the truth, the closest and the clarity and the beauty that they have found inside themselves by knowing Allah subhanaw taala. So they know exactly what it is that they need. And what it is that they that doesn't matter what's valuable and worth holding on to what's worth fighting for, and worth seeking and pursuing and what doesn't matter. What is completely meaningless in this world. But if you don't have that clarity, you don't know who you are, then yes, you can get really

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upset over money, or a job or

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a possession or an opportunity of some sort, you get really upset and it can ruin your day and you do you know Allah, you're very, very lucky. Very, very lucky. You know, the Quran, you can read the Quran, you have, you're very, very fortunate. You have been blessed beyond your ability to even comprehend. But if you don't know your stuff, if you don't, if you don't know, then you don't know. You're standing there. And the most valuable thing in the world is right there. You just don't know it. Because you don't understand what's important, what isn't. And that's the ultimate punishment. Imagine that. Imagine coming home welcome. And then finding things didn't work out. And then he

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shows you your life. And he shows you that the most.

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The most beautiful blessing of all time, was there in front of your face all your life, and you just fail to pick it up. And you'll watch the story of your life. And it's like, it's like, it's like, it's not even your life. You'd like to pick it up. Pick it up. Now pick it up. You have to pick it up now. Now you'll definitely pick it up and you're watching. Why isn't he picking it up? Just pick it. It's right there. But he didn't. But they didn't. The ultimate punishment was right there. He didn't take it. The whole time. I had it right there in front of you. They gave it to you. I packaged it it was perfect. You didn't want it. You were looking beyond it. You wanted something

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else. Every copy every you're wondering, the first lesson. I learned that that wasn't valuable that I learned that was invaluable. It's like my whole life. I learned all these things. I still couldn't figure out that this is what I needed. This is what this is the answer for me. I didn't figure it out.

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The sorrow the remorse, the pain of

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Finding out that I was right there the whole time. I didn't have to I was I didn't have to look anywhere, right? I just didn't pick it up.

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I didn't take it. And that is the ultimate, ultimate punishment. Because you have to relive that your multi and understand then you have to stare at your life story as it was there with you the whole time and you fail to take it and you fail to take it seriously, you failed to embrace it and to embark on a journey of loving it. And had you done that then things would have been different. But that's what happens. For those who not Sula, who doesn't forget Allah, he has them. He has them forget themselves. Willa Aiko who will first those are the ones who were deviated. That's what fiscal means feels because is when something breaks off from something else. We use it as a, as a

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curse term. Sometimes it's not supposed to be used as that.

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Never used the term to, to describe people,

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the the scholars of fit, and also we'll use it, but they use it as a legal term, not as a spiritual one. And this is something important for people who are studying, you have to know the nomenclature and the differences of terminology when it comes to different disciplines of Islamic law. So when you read the word faster in a book of faith, that is a word that has a specific definition within the realm of jurisprudence. It has a definition, it is not the same word that's being used in the Quran is not and the same thing goes for a confident Muslim and movement. That depending on the discipline, they will define these terms in a way that suits whatever the discipline is trying to

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explain the word suna has five separate definitions. five separate, they're very different. They're not the same. So you have to know what discipline What are you referring to the Quranic definition is different than the definition within these science of Hadith different than the one in the science of soul different than the ones that in science are fake and different than the one that in science of Tafseer they're very different each one is they mean something different, they say the word so you have to know firstly own in the Quran is referring to those who deviated

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now who got lost a lot is someone who was misled Miss guided meaning they don't know what they're doing fast enough. There's someone that has the ability was there but they deviated me, upfront you had the opportunity, you knew Allah. But then you forgot that forgetfulness and that loss and that neglect, totally, totally forgot, right? It's not really forgetting it's not like you don't remember who

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it's a figure of speech is referring to ignoring, neglecting.

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Putting on the shelf just setting aside for now I don't have time right now.

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I'm too focused on other things, I have other stuff I have to fix first my life, I have to get through high school or my undergrad or after I just once I get through my first couple of years, I just think to finish this phase of my life and

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we neglect Allah subhanho wa Taala Your punishment is that he has you forget who you are.

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That is the ultimate punishment. For us not to know what it is that's helpful for us just like your body requires nourishment.

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Quite as food and drink and exercise to survive your spirits is just the same.

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Your spirit is exactly the same. Here requires nourishment and exercise, it requires the same stuff that your body does, if you don't provide it to it, it will die the same way

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the body dies within, you know, a couple of months without food a couple of days without water a couple of minutes without oxygen. Depending on what you're deprived of your body perishes, not to doesn't take too long for the body to perish. Your spirits is much more resilient, it's much more resilient, it'll survive for years, will survive for years upon years of being completely deprived from everything that it needs. Just waiting for the moment where you offer it, that which satisfies it, that which fulfills it. And once you find that fulfillment, you'll never, you'll never ever want to walk away from it. And this is what this is what this is trying to explain the moment you

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understand what it is that you require and what you need, the moment you understand why you should be doing things. And you'll find the joy in doing these things for the sake of the one that you should be doing it for in the first place. Knowing exactly who you are based on his definition. Because who else do I ask about who I am

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the manufacturer? I go back to the one who has this type of meeting. You guys, don't you have to figure the one who made us the one who wants to tell you what you're for. It makes no sense to ask someone else.

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You don't even ask the consumer, you ask the manufacturer, why was I made? What purpose do I serve? And then they'll tell you, it's very clear, is what the court is about explaining exactly who you are. This is what works for you. This is what's going to take you far and this is what's not going to work for you take it or leave it but that's what it is. Now you may not like it. A lot of people don't like the idea serve it. I don't want to be served. I want to be robbed.

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Sorry, tough luck. That's what you are.

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And once you embrace that and understand it and love it, it actually comes extremely meaningful. You find that your life takes on a

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It just takes on a level that's so different than what you've experienced so far. Once you understand that you're here, your purpose is to serve. When you understand that and you embrace that, it just changes everything about who you are, why you do, what you do and what you look forward to what your ambitions are, what your accomplishments are. Even defining accomplishments change, when you understand that that's what I'm here to do. I am a servant of Allah Subhan Allah, He does not need service, who does not require anything from me actually, there's nothing that I can give him that will offer him anything at all. There's no I cannot increase Allah subhanaw taala in

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any form or manner nothing. If I spent every moment of my life worshipping Allah subhanaw taala, I will add zero to Allah. And if I did everything to defy every command and I got you all to do the same, it will take zero away from Allah subhanaw taala you're here to serve. And if you take to understand this, understand what that means then

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you comprehend the reality of who we are.

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We'll try and get shorter 21 day after he says no, you're still we as herb nerdy was horrible agenda. They are not equal like yesterday. Nothing there is no equality between us Harbin are the people of hellfire whilst hydrogen and the people of paradise. They're not the same.

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They're not the same. They're not going to be sitting in this in a similar position on the Day of Judgment. See, these verses are teaching you step by step how to think the first one, be mindful, be mindful about, be aware, focus on make sure you have your future planned out well, because that's what's going to matter for you. And don't forget Allah because if you forget, you forget who you are, and they don't know what to do anymore. You go and you deviate. Because at the end, at the end, the people of Jana and the people have not are not the same. They're not the same as Hibu Jannetty. Human isn't. The people who find their way to gender are the what are the true winners are the ones

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who can say I won, and duniya there's a lot of different ways for us to compare each other. You can compare wealth, you can compare heritage, you can compare lineage, you can compare color if you're if you're if you're that, but you can compare, you can compare accomplishments. You can compare academia knowledge, you can compare status, you can compare power, compare a lot of stuff between people in dunya, you can rank people based on all these, all these phony ranking systems to offer people's spots that allow them to be more influential or less influential, are more impactful or less impactful, or more valuable or less valuable. And there will not all the time, there will does

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that all the time, and assigning certain groups more value. So if a person died from this group, it's a big deal. But if 8000 people died from this group doesn't really matter that much, because they're not the same value, their blood is the same value or importance. And these are phony ranking systems that the human race makes up to kind of figure out how to just shoot themselves, the rigging system, normal cameras, very simple. Either your Asaba generals haven't noticed it. Either. You've done enough to make yourself to get yourself into gender or you didn't and you're going to the wrong direction. And that's the only ranking system that Allah subhanaw taala has, and everything else is

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completely useless.

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Either you made it there or you didn't Indonesia, it doesn't matter. All the other stuff, how much money I don't care. That doesn't that doesn't follow you. That how many years you studied, how many places you worked, how many?

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How much Huseynov did you make? Show me how many hundreds you have shown me how many good deeds that Allah subhanaw taala verifies as acceptable. Show me those. So the number of those shows the number of sins, things that you did wrong that you never repented for? And as long as this is more than that, then you'll make it and if not, then

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that's it.

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It actually, it's really hard to swallow your myopia. The most difficult thing to accept Jamelia is this change of ranking systems. It's very hard. Because Antonia you work you work all your life, to get yourself to a position where you feel fulfilled and satisfied. You are defined by a lot of things defined by your accomplishments. And by your studies and by any of your profession and by your family and by your wealth, and by your contributions and by your affiliations and associations and the people that you know in your network, and that's how you define yourself, which is totally fine. You'll make the AMA that's all stripped is taken away. Nothing. None of it matters. No one

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cares. No one can no one cares. It break and you start. If you're not prepared, you start to panic, because we all recline on those stuff. We all recline on I've done this right? I have that much or we have we take comfort out of the stuff that we've surrounded ourselves with in our lives. The little things that we that we think of I don't know I have this I had the support of fuller and I have that much money in the bank. I have I at least I've done I've studied this much at least I've worked there at least i i have my house. You almost none of that is there. The only thing to depend upon is that pot that he told you to assess what you put in the first. That's all that's there. What

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do you put in there? That's it.

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That's your value.

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That's your value. Everything else is completely bogus. It

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Does not matter. You don't stand in front of Allah as a doctor

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or prime minister Fudan or commander funa or not even a bufala you don't even walk in as the Father You don't even know not even your family. Nothing you just walk in as with your name, name your father, your mother, walk in, show me what the deeds you've done, show me how you've done things for the right reasons show me show.

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And then you'll be ranked based on that. And it's very, very hurtful, it's very painful because we were not used to it unless you prepared yourself. Unless that's always how you rank things. Less in your mind, that's always how it's been. You've seen your value only to be on based on the good deeds you're doing and the bad deeds that you're doing. And everything else is just an illusion you know, it's illusion you're not fooled by it. You haven't forgotten yourself and believe the the myth No, you know, you know my value is just about the good deeds and I'm not doing very well in that department. I'm not doing very well in that department the bad deeds I know I'm doing really well in

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that department. So I have a lot of ground to make up for here so you're focused on that and you're worried about that you're thinking about that you come here milk the hammer you're not surprised that was the ranking system you're prepared for it to begin with? You didn't think you didn't think things were different anyway so it's not that much of a surprise to you. Others will come up I'm gonna find it really difficult to swallow so it's like number I number 21 Recite it at the end and go for a shot low and then the poor

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job barely level eight

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loud or Aida who harshing on Moodle for the mean hush Yeti

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what will kill em Lunella believe who heard in sila, whom yet.

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We'll leave the last piece of shelter for next week that also is just the names of beautiful and gives me more time to ensure I'll talk about each name a little bit and give you a bit of a background. He says the pilot data in this magnificent marvelous verse in the Quran. One of the most beautiful ones that we have hands down where he says Lo and Zelina her the Quran had we descended this Quran. Allah Jebel upon a mountain, upon a pile of rocks, and sand, just something that you look at and consider to be lifeless, to be solid and rigid and harsh and difficult. Mountains are people who live in mountains are like that I come from the foothills of the mountains and people

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will live on mountains are like that. They're harsh. They're they're just they're vulgar. They're very just belligerent or in your face, it's how they are. That's the That's what the mountain gives you. You live in valleys. People in valleys are much more chill, they're much more like there's just easier going in terms of just the valley gives you that little bit of mountain you're just more rigid, just like the mountain is. The mountain is harsh, is solid, and it's lifeless, and is difficult. And walking up is hard and walking down is just as hard and every living on it is There's nothing easy about it. He says supine which I had we descended this Quran upon a mountain not upon a

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human being. I didn't give it to a human being. I did not descend on the heart of a human being if I descended on a mountain, you would have seen or at least seen that mountain harshly and in a in a state of full humility, and a state of of humble connectiveness which is what kosher is kosher is where you are in a position where your mind has now submitted to its law. That's what kosher is is where your mind feels in submission not just your heart, your mind as well. Even your intellect has completely submitted to His will and to his magnificence. So you have seen the mountain in a state of complete connective humbleness, Mutasa and torn apart, torn the rocks. That's why he says to

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pounce on the Quran. We're in the Middle Passage Kulu buco right so it'll buckle, and then your hearts became hardened. So he had a job. So now your hearts are like rock. Oh, I shouldn't do are harder than rock. We're in immunology. Jarrod LeMay at the Fed gentlemen who unharnessed some rocks some rocks have the ability to explode with rivers running through them. When nemenhah LeMay a shocked taco fire. Hello, Julian Holman. Some of them will tear themselves apart so that water may run through them. We're in a minha dilemma. Yeah, Bill Pullman Castillo de la some of them will just descend in humility, out of reverence of Allah. And yet your heart seem to be much more hardened

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than these rocks.

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Right? This was sort of the the buckler says but your hearts seem to be more harder than these rocks.

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Some of these rocks have the ability to completely lose themselves in their conductive humbleness with their Lord and some of some of us can't know and Zelner her the Quran Allah gerbil on a mountain. You have seen the mountain in the state of connective humbleness. In a state where it's torn apart in the reverence of its Lord. cosh on Mutasa, the Iron Men have Shatila and Steve is revered as Lord reverence reverence is this is the mix of love, respect and fear. You mix them all together you have the word reverence plus, yeah, pleasure is not fear. Flesh is love, respect and fear and not fear of punishment, fear of justice so specific type of fears when you fear justice,

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you fear that Allah subhanaw taala will treat you fairly and that's it. I will just wait them out and you'll get what you get. That's the fear that he's talking about here. That's scary. No, no, I'm coming with the hope no, you're gonna have to you have to buff up what I did a little bit you're gonna have to kind of give me perks here and there bonuses here and there for something because I what I did is not going to stuck in to work you have to do some don't treat me fairly and duniya what you've what we fear is injustice. We fear or oppression. That's what our problem is, treat us justly. Treat us fairly and we're fine. We there's no fear you can walk your walk with your head

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held high, and you walk in confidently if you know the person in front of you will treat you fairly in dunya you fear oppression on the day of judgment or fear oppression, you fear justice, you fear that he looks at you and tells you I'm treating you fairly. And then you're like, No, no, not fairly. No, no, I need you to do further. I need I need your bounty. I need your compassion to make it I'm not going to get it through fair with with fairness with Justice won't work. So reverence is where you have respect. And you have love meaning you're hoping that he'll show you a little bit more, and you're fearing justice. That's what Kusha is. out of reverence of his Lord, this mountain

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will crumble.

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The rock will crumble had it? Or would have crumbled, had the Quran been descended upon it. What typical unfurl and these are the examples are the similes, now believable holiness that we offer people, like I love them metaphor karoun. So maybe they take a moment and they contemplate and reflect. The fucker is a an activity that all of the prophets performed in order for them to become prophets, that Muhammad said Allah and Muhammad. So I said, that's what he did. You go to Lord Hara, and he would just contemplate it's a it's a form of deep thought, and deep reflection, please learn to do this in your life. Because it's very easy not to it's very easy just to move from one thing to

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the other, especially with phones, we can just scroll whenever you the time where there was potential of reflectiveness and contemplation has now completely been been destroyed by the existence of these black boxes. Because you can just keep on going like this all night long until your eyes hurt and your minds hurts. You didn't reflect, you have not contemplated, you haven't gone into deep thought where you're running different scenarios, where you're thinking of different situations and circumstances and their outcomes. And then going back when you don't like the outcome and trying a different one, and walking through it and finding I don't like that outcome either. And

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just keep on your thinking about so looking at the different angles that this could be looked at, you're thinking of different arguments that exists for or against the pros and the cons, until you come to a conclusion of clarity. That is what we need to human beings are required to do that you can't really survive life without taking some time to do that. And he's saying here subhanaw taala how do we think about this simile

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is what he's saying, I have a simile for you. Had I descended this Quran, upon a mountain a pile of rocks, you would have looked at that mountain and seen it in a state, of humbleness of,

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of just being broken and torn apart out of reverence of Allah. Yet you listen to the Quran every day and it doesn't do anything for you. Think about that.

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That isn't a simile that he's saying. Think about that, reflect on that. Reflect on why that is? Why that is you know why that is going to versus up next to Allah and so human for some different got Allah so it takes away the ability for you to know what's helpful for you and what isn't what's meaningful to you when he just takes it away. Here I'll take it back. You don't want to you don't think this is valuable? To know me and to be in connection with Allah you don't think it's valuable here, I'll take it back. See, see now see now how it works. See what this does for you know, you want it back? Okay. Then maybe go back again and think this is the these are the verses of leave

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that I'll end with that inshallah we'll continue with them. Next week. Again, next week, the Halacha will be an hour before a show. So 645 sharp, I'll sit even if the room was empty, I'll start talking to an empty room 645. I start in Sharla. And then a shot will be 745 An hour later. So we'll run that way and show until the end of the year if that's possible. That way. People have worked on Mondays can can get out of here at eight o'clock and go to sleep and show so buckle up handy.

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