Tafseer Surah Fatir #02

Adnan Rajeh


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It's an argument that you will use, it'll make a lot of noise. If you don't win it, at least you'll make a lot of showboat with doing it. So that's the point of me kind of repeating all the time the the idea of

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Yes, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. I'll come to that in shot. No, you're right. It's not just what it was. We actually have like multiple different

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Sahaba, who, who talked about this as whether publicly or personally like, are they fairly low? I know, one of the things that he was told by the prophets I send them that he shared with me was that specifically, that's where I would always care for it. And it will work I talked about this, and I needed to have talked about this. And then I best talked about this. So this is not something new. Like if this was going to be a theme of a HELOC. I could I could chart for you all the different. So hogwash, he talked about this, about the fact that you cannot misuse the Quran. So if you don't know what you're talking about, then just you know, hold your tongue and before before you misuse an

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area, or you use it for personal gain, or use it to fit your own agenda, whatever whatever plan that you're trying to come up with, then it's happening today all the time, you will find that you were already you know, you're you were given a culture or an agenda to begin with just growing up meaning whatever your parents or the shoe had taught you, they gave you something, your your the first step you're going to have to take as a Muslim who's seeking knowledge is that you have to identify what parts of the knowledge that you were given, we're not pure, and we're loaded with an agenda. But that aside, and then read the Quran and the Quran tell you how you're supposed to think about it.

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That's the first step. And to be honest, the most difficult of all, because you have to let go of a lot of things that you used to hold on to very, very tightly and kind of reprogram the way you think about certain issues.

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But yeah, but the concept is to be it's not about what I want or what I think what I feel is right is what Allah subhanaw taala is saying, and what he's stating, whatever he says what he wants, and what he says is what will go with whether we whether we like it or if we don't like it doesn't really matter. It shouldn't it shouldn't be an issue at all. Isn't that what isn't that what submission means and that was disallowed, what Islam actually is, and that's what the that's why I think this these cluster of students have to zoom out very important because when we talk about this submission, the concept of it is very, very deep and is very, very important. Every every aspect of

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it needs to be thought through deeply and clearly for a long time by everyone, so that we actually benefit from it. So the first episode was were interesting, like stuff, obviously, to me the most interesting of all, even as we go along, it'll always be the most important because it's the one that it's the longest, it's the first one. And it talks about, you know, the most difficult aspect of submission when you don't want to when you can't, when you feel when you feel like it's not working for you whether you're scared physically or you're scared financially or socially, personally or psychologically. And so we just went to all through all of these awkward examples that

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made us feel uncomfortable just listening to them. But we still have to submit and the prophets I sent him had to submit and it was very personal to him something unsettling especially in Allah subhanaw taala to expose it to them by talking about the prophets like him, it's personal life. And you know, there's a lot we there's a lot for us to learn. So it's not about talking about the same concept from a communal perspective from a social and it looked at it from countries or populations in the way they function that you even even populations, submit to Allah subhanaw taala in different ways as well, but they have a different core, so that it's false that it kind of takes things back a

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step. Is it okay, but before we go on, who are you submitting to? Right? Why are you submitting to him? So Palatine? And how do you do that personally? And what are the obstacles to do that? So it's a little breakdown of the whole concept. And it's not at the beginning you may think, Well, why isn't fatherhood at the beginning that's how the world works. But I've never done anything like that but I've always done it differently. If it were going to be like that than the first time on the planet it was it and I'm definitely glad I'm hands down why because all it talks about is Allah subhanaw taala talks about Eman Lee believing in Him and being able to you know, faith in Him and

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accepting following that faith faith is very easy to understand but it's not number one Bacara that talks about do this and don't do that the whole came first. And I'm came a couple of students later the point does have a lot and you'll see that a lot in the classroom in the last year the current school level is one of the last ones you think would be you know, right after five or before five you could just like the basis of this faith like I this is what we believe in well at the end we at the end because well there's different reasons I have a I want to paper once it's about why the Quran is like that there's a very long a small article but the constant I believe there's a bunch of

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a bunch of reasons for it. I'll tell you maybe I'll share with you too I shared with one with one with you guys last time we have the mind the human mind benefits from things not being spoon fed to it all the time. The human mind benefits from having a challenge of putting the pieces of the puzzle together we just we function better like that we want you want there has to be something something interesting or intriguing in it for us where we have to figure some things out if it's if it's if it's dead boring or just 1234123 We stopped we stopped listening at a circle you started phasing things out because it's too boring for you even though it's easy, but it's just not interesting

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anymore. The Quran doesn't go it like do it like that. So keeps that interesting, intriguing part of their so that you can continuously read and continuously learn and take more out of it. That's one thing. The other thing is that

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that, traditionally, we all we've always, we've always separated parts of the faith. I don't know if you've noticed this or not. But we do this a lot where we separate belief and actions and we talked about them differently. We talked about them as separate entities and separate concepts, meaning you believe in him. And then we keep on separating that belief is one thing but but they're not in Islam, they're not actually radically, they're not, you cannot separate them separating them mixing is not even an idea separating them immediately gives you the word when I feel like when you whenever you separate, that's the word that stands up in phases you immediately it doesn't it

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doesn't exist.

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In the Quran is seen that both come together, they need they feed off each other what you believe in and how you behave. All that comes as one package and all works all works together. So there was no problem in the Quran for the belief concept to come. When I later after he told you already what to do, because it shouldn't be a difference at all. They're all a one big net is like a network.

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Once you stimulate one place the whole other places again, if it's cutting off, then the whole thing isn't worth it isn't worth talking about right now. Because it doesn't exist. And you're saying when transit. So that's why the client doesn't have a problem. Now putting sometimes if you remember once we talked about

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this is a long time ago, but coil lambda koombana morpholine. Right. Well, I'm not gonna have time on miskeen we're gonna hold on Malka, Ileana Coonan McCarthy will be on with you. Now talk about what punishment they they start by saying we didn't we didn't used to not pray. We used to not give sadaqa and then we're going to hold them. I think we just go with the flow. And then we didn't believe in the Day of Judgment, you would think that the first one they would say was belief in the Day of Judgment, right? Because that's the on the how it would work for my mind. And I was struck with that when they're talking about President I'm talking about this, and they're talking about

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hope. That's how we put it together, no one does the opposite. Because doesn't matter. They're all one thing. This doesn't really matter. The the sequence is unimportant or insignificant. Because the fact that you cannot actually separate your understanding your belief and your in your in your practice. So someone's gonna say that, you know, I believe a lot but the practice isn't there doesn't mean anything. It means nothing. It means nothing. Just like when you when you behave, and there's no data to back it up, it means nothing to neither of them are significant or important to Allah subhanaw taala. It's a package that all comes together, all comes together, it's hard to

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accept because we don't want to believe that it's easier for us. Or it's more convenient for us to under to believe that once you say a few words, then you're you're safe. Regardless of how you you know how you behave, whether you commit yourself and you submit, if that's the better, better word to submit to his wall. So POUND DOLLAR not you're going to make it again, you should always question religious concepts that are self serving. Always question a religious concept that seems to be self serving to the person who's talking about it. Oh, yes, question. I just don't have to be rude about it. Just question. If you're self serving Trump is talking about and maybe let's take a step back

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and make sure that he's made sure this is actually right. Because rarely does that ever actually occur.

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The way the way the Quran works is just different. Okay, so that's just kind of a little

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introduction before we start reading. We start with a number three, we only got two. Last time we tried to get a bit more done he also sort of faltered

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is number three, so it's false. What is the I don't know what number it is anymore. I should know these things. Subhanallah is the 35th 35th

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is a faithful servant. I used to know them when we started talking number three. Will he need a shave on your body?

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.

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so we're gonna have to Yeah, you had us in a row and sort of faltered right at the beginning which is very rare to be honest in the Quran in general, and even rarer to find that in an MFT sutra, and so that is my key is very rare to find any form of of calling Yeah, you have it's very rare to find it. If you do find it. It will always be Yohannes or very just very general to all people regardless of their

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race or their religion or their background? Yeah, you want us to everyone when he when you how do you know a surah? Isn't Medina sua Madani? Surah? You'll find Yeah, you have Lavina among all those who all who believe it was, but specify, oh, yeah, Al Kitab the people of the book. So you'll notice anything you saw just by seeing one of those two things in a surah you can easily say is that matter? The story, you don't need to know anything else. This is like a little trick the moment you see out of the nominal or Yeah, or you just say Madani. Surah putting a look at the Quran 100% 100% There is no exception to this rule. Yeah, you are not you'll find him both muddy and murky, but you

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will not you will not find anything at all, or yeah, look it up in a murky sewer. Why? Because in Mecca,

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it was the building phase of the Islamic personality. And it was not interested. It wasn't talking about issues of state and issues of difference of faiths and the two groups it was talking it was talking to the human being, in general in constant in terms of believing in Allah subhanaw taala, accepting

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Allah's word and following the way of Allah Subhan Allah. So it's very general, it's not it's not talking about groups at this point. So whenever there's a there's a calling is yeah, you have this oh, people, regardless of who you are, oh, everyone, everyone listen to this. So we're gonna have two of them at the beginning sort of faltered if you understood what I talked about in terms of the of the theme of the Sunnah, where it's coming to talk about what who you're submitting to him, which is a lesson on, why you're submitting to him and how you're going to do it, and what obstacles will will come your way and what will help you do it. So it's a nice little breakdown, this sort of has a

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beautiful breakdown, we'll see as we go along. So there's two things calling out right away after three after two is at the beginning that we're basically Allah subhanaw taala for the lack of a better world word, you know, selling selling his his idea to you trying to try to convince you why you should submit to Him why it should be him right. That's how you began to do it. And Hamdulillah I felt very similar to the one who initiated at all the initiator of the of the cosmos and the world, Jiminy Cricket, you'll see on the last one, the one who made the the angels in the form that they are in as messengers with with multiple wings, you see two or three or four, you see different

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hulking, Ayesha who will increase as much as he wants to panel data. So not only did the Initiate He is the Creator, He can create things that are of beauty and of great strength and size. So it's not just you can initiate something because maybe that's all he could do. Because oh he initiated it. Now he has no control over it. No, he he initiated it and he can control it and he can do whatever he wants to get you can expand as much as he wants to give me good smells he wants in Allah I like Alisha and Cardenas capable everything. What would you submit to anyone else? Listen to listen to the resume of the one who's who's asking you to submit, this is his resume, do not accept anything

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less than this. If he has, if he's less than this and do not submit. And this was the argument the prophets of Allah sent and brought this will have, by the way that he will use it. Basically what he said was if, if the Lord that I talked to you about is not does not have these attributes, then he's not worth submitting to. It's okay to see that it's not There's nothing good about that. It's okay for you to say that if he wasn't adequately challenged, I wouldn't submit to him. Good, good. That shows you your thinking, right? You have the right way of thinking. And the reason that you submit is only because I literally show you he can do it also I of course he is capable of also, of course,

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I will submit because the moment you say well, yeah, no, I would have submitted to someone who could do 50% of it, that's a problem. That means you're selling yourself to get it, you're giving yourself away too cheap. That means you're not going to hold on to it properly, someone will come who could do maybe 50% of it.

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One of the concepts that we have here even though this is controversial, and the dean, but it's there when you're talking about Missy and the jail for example, at the end of the end of time again, there's a kind of a controversial topic altogether. But one of the things that we know about what we understand is that he will do a lot of things that we usually think that no one else can do. But you're supposed to still not believe in him. Why because you believe in is Allah subhanaw taala and he is not mercy you'll see right away he's not God why? Because physically he's not he's not perfect. There's there's a physical problem there's physical disability, I'm gonna stare you in the

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face right away. You know, he's here he can't be God.

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Saying that your understanding of faith is very simple. Just even a simple understanding of faith. Well, physically, he's not even he's not full he when he's blind, that means he How would he be gotten to impossible Yeah. So that specifically addressing Christians

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another example you have no, no, no, not because you had the judgment and mercy honey serum ASA. Yeah, that's the same thing. Yeah. Well, that's what the Quran says about a Sati Salaam. It says, Can I afford it? You see, it

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should be ended. The argument is they used to eat. Yeah, well, he's not God, then why? Because he eats because he didn't eat he would starve. And the argument we're done is good. I know there are arguments

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that he could do whatever you want. Yeah, limited if you want see, it wasn't that well, that's not that's what that is saying that he didn't eat because he wanted to eat because he had to. And that was that was the knowing part of eSATA he said I'm so they say that. And I accept that if if that were to be the truth, but that wasn't the truth. As I said I was a human and he needed to eat and how do you not eaten he would have died. And he did die as far as they're concerned, which is even worse that he died and you're under God, how does he die? It's a useless argument that doesn't really take us anywhere. There's no point to making it because much more

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conflict with the Quran brings it down to very simple stuff is a simple things. Because the basis of your faith should be very simple. It shouldn't be very complicated the basis of it, maybe even go into more detail, it can become a bit more complex. But the basis of it should be very simple. Everything works in the same system, all started in the same way. And there's one force behind it. That one force is the force that controls everything as it were good, we can move on. That force is the one you should submit to. That's the force that you should be interested in. It's interested in its opinion, that's the force you should be trying to see what it wants from you. And what it has

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stood in store for you. Everything else is really irrelevant. It's just a bunch of people who are just as lost as you are. Anyone who puts on a hat asking like I feel like they know more than they're figuring things out more than they're lying. They're just as lost as you are. The only one who is not is the one who unders the more you understand Allah subhanaw taala the more comfortable you're comfortable you are with his commands and with what he told you and how you're serving Him. The less lost you are, everything else is just is Don't Don't, don't be fooled. Don't be fooled by the appearance by the you know, by the suits and the smile on the money doesn't really mean

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anything. People are just as lost if they don't know these simple things, where this all came from what I'm doing here, where am I going to leader anyways. And I after that was a continued continuation of this selling point many of the elder who in Nassima Primatene fella whimsical or whatever, he offers no mercy, no one can withhold it. And whatever mercy he holds back, no one can get it. He controls even the simple concept of mercy of just finding a moment of peace in your heart is something that of ease Just Mercy, just an ease, any eases mercy, any form of ease. Even if you're just sitting around and you feel upset and then a moment you just a nice feeling just comes

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by that. Something like that Allah subhanaw taala controls when it comes to you when it doesn't Well, when I see Hakeem, and he is unfathomable supine, which I think is gold whites. So why would you submit to other windows. So now that he's done that and if you've accepted that, then good for you? So now he has two commands for you

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to talk about submission. It's very interesting, interesting, though, because we're going to draw some parallels. If you remember from set up, what was the what was the form of submission? What was the communal form of submission, what was the

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was the what was the first thing they were told me to Buddha chakra or kalido Muneeb idea sugar and that was brought again when he talks about Sabah so the first form of communal submission was was identifying blessings, being grateful by not wasting using for good for good and sharing. That's the concept. So here on a personal level, it's not that far away. Didn't Far, far away from the tree. Yeah. Yohannes booth guru. Yeah, met Allah Alikum recall the blessing of Allah subhanaw taala Apolonio people

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what listening, but hadn't been Harlequin Rolla, here is overcoming SML you will also do busting.

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Is there another creator, so creation besides Allah subhanaw taala Jana Zuko come, who will provide for you, in the cosmos around the Earth? So two things that we're putting one in one little, in the form of one sentence, is there another creator who can provide for you and provision as we said, it's not just food and water and money, it's everything, your height and your intelligence and your life and time and space and all that is provisioned everything you get in your life, everything about you is you've been provided, you didn't really actually go into it, you've been provided with it all. So is there another Creator who created you and then subsequently provided you with all

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this? Love? There is no diety but Him who did this for in fact, you'll find in the Quran a couple of times.

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The word if is the worst form of lying

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is the worst form of lying less than it is Bucha and less than it is

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lieben Mima and, and all that other stuff, but the worst form of lying is but here's the word if that's when when Allah subhanaw taala spoke of the incident where I showed her the level and how it was, was called was called a was was accused of Zina and when when the Quran addressed it and sort of notice that in the Medina, Jo B iski, was about to make him indeed those of you who came forward with this, with this horrible, horrendous lie. So it's the it's the worst form of lying. It's a lie that can destroy a community. It's a lie that can you know, destroy relationships. And of course, that's something that's

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life have different effects, right? Not every life is as bad as another one. And it gives the type of life that will, you know, have consequences that are way more exaggerated by by the nature of it's so unnatural for Kuhn, then why are you accepting being lied to that's what actually means difficult when is being is being lied to those lies, finding that to focus on so how is it that you're accepting being lied to? And how are these lies that you're receiving? How are you allowing them to actually affect your decisions and to walk down the path different than the path that he just talked about? Subhanallah and

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if you've already acknowledged that you've been blessed by being alive, and there is

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No creator besides Him that can provide for you. He's the only dianchi there why? Why are you walking down a different road?

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They say that you don't be.

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You don't have to be happy to be grateful. I've heard that before I've heard that, quote, no, okay. So you don't have to be happy to be grateful.

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Be grateful. So you can be happy. And you say, you don't have to be happy in order for you to be grateful. It's the other way around. Happy people are the ones who are grateful. A happy person is someone who has found in his heart, gratitude for all the good things that he's had. And even the bad things that later on, after looking back weren't that bad. You know, after time passes by, and the consequences have all been laid out. He feels like I wasn't the worst thing. Actually, I actually benefited from that that helped me. So if he who can find gratitude is the one who will actually be happy in life. The Quran maybe takes it a step further. Gratitude is what will allow you

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to submit to Allah subhanaw taala

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is the first that's why it's not white hamdulillah is twice in these cluster of students, or Praise be to Allah subhanaw taala. And every time I read your mind is only a few students that haven't handled it at the beginning of it. Two of them is within this cluster as a sub sub, sub and falter. Why because you can't really be submit to a lesson I submit to His will, if you're not grateful, if you don't, if that's not a part of your equation, if deep inside somewhere in there, you are actually an objection.

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A deep deep inside, you're not happy with something, some cards you were dealt, or some card that was dealt to someone else, something else happening, if deep inside, you are not happy, and you have an objection, and you think that he could have probably done things a bit better.

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Right, then there's that there's an issue here, not only will you not be happy and like general, which is not the point of the story right now. But you cannot submit to Allah subhanaw taala. So what he is saying is, according to Allah Alikum, you need, you need to be grateful, you need to recall all my blessings. Do that by reminding yourself Who created you. And where do you get provisioned from, there is no one by him. So don't get don't accept the lies that are told to you. Don't be distracted by other lies, there's two things you need to remember. You are created by Him, you are nothing now you're something and then you were given a lot. Those two things to end the

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discussion for yourself

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can be compensable. For people who denied? Well, that's not the beauty. So this is a good point of understanding the Quran. Is this sort of one of those students that's here to argue with non believers.

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And you say what I'm trying to say? Yeah. Is it or is it not? It isn't? If you understand how these students are working, this is not one of those students.

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Yes, yeah. You had nurse is a constant. But this is. So for example, if you go back to the five, when we talked about coding, for example, five in a row, those some of them were arguing, arguing points, right. It's what to go back and forth with them if you go back to the middle of so it's about those. That's those are arguing points, or we're supposed to have debates that tell us what to debate a point with them. Here. It's not it's not it's not about that. Here's teaching us how we're supposed to submit this is what people are supposed to accept. But is this a debate point? Is is this something we're supposed to taken us as argument? No, this is not what it is, you'll find other

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ayat that will be very clear about that. If he goes to Moodle, for example, if it goes with what we know, and you'll find something, let me know in arguments, just just it's just like a page and a half of just an argument of what you're supposed to say back and forth, if you're interested in going look into that. But this is not one of those. So it's just as calling about a pump people, but it's not to be the purpose of it is not to be used as a debating point or a point of something to use in a debate. It's more of just stating facts that all pupils should be able to see and should be able to accept you and I are one of them.

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But it's not a point of debate. Oh no, that's why what's the I immediately after it just to kind of help you understand the example we're in you because the book and if they refuse to listen to this, so Allah subhanaw taala you know, he's one step ahead of both of us just to ensure this is not a debate point for debate, and when they just disagree with you or one of the disbelieve in you when when you tell them this and they say no that's all you know, that's all a lie is not true to Zeb is when you deny it you say I don't believe in it, even though it seems to be the best way to go. Even though it seems to be this is the most likely this is the most likely answer by I don't want it I

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don't want to get it's not I don't I'm still not 100% in agreement with it. So I refuse to just based on the fact that I'm not fully convinced even though it's the most likely way you because the book when they just refuse to believe in you. Because the Botros public remind yourself that all prophets before you were also just believed in you're not the first prophet to bring forward an argument or bring forward a concept or say something and be it'd be told you a liar. We're not gonna accept it. Oh prophets before you got the same thing. Wait, Allah, He told God and all matters will return to Allah subhanaw taala. So don't worry about it. Do your thing and just let people do what

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they will and it'll all come back to him somehow and that he'll, he'll deal with it. Does that make sense to you? It's always a step ahead of Allah. The Quran is very much that this is the benefit of understanding it in understanding the purpose of the Torah because when you do

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You'll find that the Quran is right there, you know, doesn't miss a beat. So always making things clear to you because it's not there's not a debating point. It's not. That's not the purpose of you're trying to use this as a, this is how you're supposed to argue this. Go far, man, good luck, you're going to completely mess it up. Because it's not there's not the point of it the point it was something very different. If you accepted the selling points in the first two verses, and now you want to submit, okay, he's going to call upon USA in no,

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sorry, it's called on Amazon, like the first one, remind yourself, recall the big blessings and be grateful. Do that by reminding yourself of the basics created you will be provided for you there's no one but and do not be distracted. And if others don't accept this, it's no big deal. All prophets before the prophets, I tell them where we're just believed in and I'll come back to him sometime because I mean, don't get too fussed about that. A lot of people I see this a lot of people get preoccupied by why others aren't believing and, and what's going to happen to them. And I get texted this all the time I stopped answering after so same question is repeatedly same question. And what's

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gonna happen to the people on the famine? What about the tribe in the Amazon? So what about, you know, the people in? I don't know, I'm not he didn't I don't speak in his name, somehow, I have no idea what he's gonna do it, then he'll do what he wants. And why are you notified? Why where other people are going? What are you? Are you that comfortable with your own destiny? Like?

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Are you sure that you're making it, if you're sure that you're making it, then please, by all means, go and spend your time studying where other people are going. But I don't know where I'm going yet. So I have no reason to actually spend any time thinking about others, unless I have something to offer them. If I have some clear to offer them, if I can do some data and help them out and then good for me, I can't do that, then I need to be preoccupied with myself and where I'm going, if I let people do what they're going to do, and being white because I know that he is the

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definition of justice. subhanaw taala no one's gonna be mistreated was treated in this court. No one will be oppressed in his court. So no one will stand there, mistreated in his life, and then Allah subhanaw will put him in gentlemen, you know, it's not gonna happen. You're not more, you know, more fair than Allah. subhanaw taala you're not more Justin, Allah. subhanaw taala. It's actually very offensive to again, it's a small, it's a small objection, that is coming in the form of asking the question, right, but it's actually when people say it's an objection. I don't like how Islam is spread. Right there should every every everyone should have been given like a book and give it to

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people think like that. No, what do you what are you doing?

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You no more? No, no. He doesn't need your help to run his show. Do your part. Where are you? Where do you fall? Where do you fall in this huge mosaica like this? And where do you fall? What can you do? Do your job, do your job, just just do your part. Just play your role is do what you need to do. Focus on what you are given focus on the hand that you have stopped looking around what other people are carrying, and play your hand, play it to the best of your ability? was the winning hand or losing hand play to the best of your ability to help others and then move on and then Alyssa pounds? I'll take care of judgment to move them.

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Are you worried for him? Like are you feeling oh, oh, he's gonna find it hard to judge people. Let me help them out. No, he doesn't need your help. No, I'm okay. He said he was quick. It'll be very quick billions of people will be judged instantaneously, suddenly on a sub, very quick and hisab. Should you do a carbon extreme any, any will punish heavily. And he's often our human is the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful and the Most Generous. So he doesn't doesn't really need any of you. We need to understand where we fall in all this. Okay, so let's read the to the next command. So the first command is clear, right. And you can see the parallel just I want to kind of bring that idea

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that we have both of them do in sorted Sabha. So it's also talking about the concept of praise. And then we have the communal form of submission was was gratitude and the personal form of submission. The first one is also it's also gratitude. It's a big deal. What is what is our Alma called normal piano, where we call you have a name that I'm not doing, we're called the Hanmer doing the work, the ones who continuously praise. That's what we're calling, we're known for that. That's why our profit is called Muhammad. And his first name is Ahmed.

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And he'll be carrying the work of hunt.

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And when he makes to shoot under the ocean, and Allah subhanaw taala, allows for himself what does he do when he makes his unit under the under the throne, you have to Allah, Allah and then Muhammad Allah, I will offer him an ability to praise Allah in a way that no one has ever praised him before. And that will cause it Allah that will allow you and that will trigger the moment where Allah subhanaw taala will allow everyone to be judged. So the concept of Hemd is, could not be more

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connected to us as Muslims and important in the Quran. That's why the first form of submission that we have is you have to be grateful. You have to be very grateful very even if you don't like things. You don't have to like it to be grateful for it. Yeah, because the the alternative for you was nothing this was not being here was you're not being where you was, you're not being an entity. I say this a lot. Because I want to I'm trying to I tried to try and trigger an understanding for you. If you don't understand this, you'll your whole cause of your comprehension of faith will change if you understand nothingness and consciousness is the Quran talks about all the time

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but we don't seem to pay attention to the clients always talking about it that you are conscious you're, you're you're living consciousness. No one even those who commit suicide, they don't want to

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cease to exist. No, they just want to leave the current existence that they're in and go to something else. No one wants to cease to exist. No one wants to do that. It's actually very scary. Actually. That's why we that's why we fear death. If you're deaf, because it's dark. It's cold and lonely. We don't want to not be here anymore. I don't want to miss out on everything is going on. If you can tell me at least, that I'll be seeing in the theater watching. It's fine. If there's popcorn, that's good. If no, that's fine. But if at least I can watch things, I'm still here, like, I'm still my mind. I can I can watch and think, but I'm telling you, no, no, you're not going to be

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there anymore. You're no longer a thing. You don't like or go somewhere in your mind. No, you're done, you're gone. That's scary. What happens when that goes on during sleep? Time is meaningless to you. Right? If you're sleeping, there's no REM sleep, and there's no use, you don't see dreams, your sleep is very unfulfilling, because you put your head down and you pick up again, 1213 hours went by nothing, nothing. Nothing. Why because you didn't exist. It's a very scary thought.

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Kids don't like to sleep, kids aren't dumb, instinctively, instinctively, instinctively, they're not dumb. They don't want to sleep because sleep is scary. We're not there anymore. And we don't want to not be there, you want to be there. But if you knew that, every time you slept, you saw a great dream, you will stay in bed all the time. Right? Because you get to see beautiful journey because you're there. But what you're not done that's happening is not the same. I just want this philosophical points that I didn't make this stuff up. The philosophers are seeking of the same idea for for for millennia, is it these are the some of the PLATO talked about this, if you go back to

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the he's talking about the idea of nothingness. But you are here, that is the ultimate blessing. And you have nothing, you never, you can never, ever stop being grateful for, for being not being here. Or being just being just being. And then on top of being he gives you all this other stuff.

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Your mind works, you can see things you can listen, it's a nice deal. Because if you look at every other direction into the universe, it's pitch black. And it's horrible. Like as you leave the the,

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you leave the Earth and its atmosphere and your eyes pop out of your head and you're dead immediately. And it's just dark. And it's just as colorless. And look at this beautiful place, walk around if you want on the earth of it, maybe get out of the city and walk around is green. And there's other animals and it's just really beautiful, have a good deal. It's a good deal. Right? Even the simplest things of life, you can just eat and drink, eat eating food, you'll get satisfaction every couple of every hour. If you want. If you want every cut every hour, you're selling some we'll get rid of whatever is in it, and then you eat and you feel satisfaction. Again,

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it's a good feeling. A lot of a lot of modern day Atheists say that's the whole point of life. Just moving from one small, high to the next small high from one meal to the other is actually, you know,

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what was his name Richard

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Dawkins arguments is literally his argument, if you ever listen to them, I don't know if you don't notice them. But if you do listen to him just for the benefit of kind of listening to the other, the other side of things, it'll be very clear that he just went high to get high, one meal, now I gotta have another meal, and I get to sleep and rest. And then I get, you know, have relations with my wife, and then I can sit down and you know, play something. So just the small things, there's no point of it, which is very sad, a great mind comes to the conclusion that the only soul there is in this whole, this whole existence Subhanallah anyways. So that's what he says sometimes at the

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beginning, being grateful. It's a big deal. I know. Because we sometimes were fed a concept so many times stop thinking about it. And Hamden, gratitude and becomes just yeah, whatever. 100 Okay, no, no, no, it's way deeper than that. It's a, it's a very deep concept. It really is, if you understand it, and you live by it. And this will also have survived on for 13 years. This is what made them Sahaba is the concept of hand that we jumped immediately to the next one on. No, they took it in the end, they thought about it for a long time. And they embraced it, and they lived it, and it made them Sahaba

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on the other hand, we just kind of, okay, there's all the stuff that we have to do and then we don't we don't really do them, at least not not meaningfully. It just becomes like an hour. When we say that we would ask each other the habit that we have every time I see you ask how are you doing? And I just like a second ago and then you'll see him again and we walking together and then in my your tongue will will just for somebody to roll off and all you're doing is you're just asking Is that gonna go? Where did you get this from? This is just an Islamic culture where it comes from just a hobby and you do it all the time. Why not then it's definitely good hunter milk, Louis Bob Ballina

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would force each other to say hamdulillah thanks. So you're doing every once in a while, so why so I'd make st hamdulillah to give you a tour, and then you will say the same from yesterday.

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Exactly, which is not exactly so very good. So that is actually the concept of coming to dilla

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The actual phrasing of the word Hamed is an Arabic word that's known, but the actual phrase was unknown. It was new. Just like many of the Quranic phrases were to that to Arabs. It isn't new.

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But it is this new people didn't like it.

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It before he asked him how he was just like today, all right.

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We're making it keep on keeping on in or whatever, something something just just something simple. They don't really have any of the if you go back to the shadow, you'll find a lot of it and then Islam came and then every time you asked someone to do that first and then you can talk about if I'm happier or sad or I'm depressed or making any of them broke or if I have money or I'm sicker but first of all it's 100 100 100 Everything is what I'm doing because I have gotten what we say and we don't sometimes don't think about it and we don't really need it which is another reason why maybe takes like you feel like oh he stuck to this bloody to move on and the idea it is it is what's

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missing if you're wondering what's missing in the OMA if you're wondering what's missing in the Muslim babies and the simple stuff is these basics that don't don't don't no longer exists properly in our in our mentalities like they're there, but they're not there. They're spiritless there's an empty vase like there's nothing inside it just is a part of it, but not really. If it were you would think differently, act differently, speak differently and feel differently about things. And I feel like that's that's why an idea like this. It's worth it. So it's faulted right after he tells you about himself in a very very majestic way. He uses some of his most most intimidating names so

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pyunkang speaks of His creation then he calls upon all people and tells you to be grateful it's worthy of a few minutes of our time of at least just kind of thinking about it okay, let's read the second commandment. Yeah a human nurse who in the law he

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fella to one nothing will hire to do near

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what you have or one be less in a room

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so so be pay attention that is Allah. Allahu Allahu Allah who wrote the different things and both are exist in the Quran with different rule is one thing and we'll call this a different thing and I'll talk about in a second in a shape on I do.

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in a year there is Bell holy Hakuna mean us heavy sorry.

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Lavina Katha hula Kumada Chedid.

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Well, levena

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saw the hat

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Mel Phila to ajilon cabbie.

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Stop there and shoulder for today. So the second command is we are attached to the command in it. Yeah, yeah. And so people in the law he has, indeed the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala is the truth

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is the ultimate truth.

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What is the promise of ALLAH SubhanA wa dawn. So obviously, you're milking Amma is implied. But also the whole, the whole deal of what is to come next is is what is meant here. So because it doesn't really specify Subhana, WA Tada and the,

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the word immediate words after, so it kind of left it open, that indeed, the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala is a truth. Understanding that he that he did lay out for us subhanaw taala, a bunch of a bunch of concepts, he told you that you're here, to do a job, you have a mission that you need to carry on, you're going to be held accountable for it on the day of judgment, and you're going to be rewarded or punished based on whatever you do, which is the kind of the summary of it all. And following his commands to pilots is going to be your way to achieve reward and dodge the punishment. So in Nevada law, is a second command. But when you think about it, is it actually a command? Not

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really it's not really command to command comes after it immediately, but not double run? And higher to dunya Do not be misled or deceived by the low life. And dunya is one thing and I did dunya is another thing. I've talked about that a couple of times before dunya

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Is the world basically that we live in right now? It's dunya. Right? It's a lower world, because there's a higher world in comparison to it. There's nothing wrong about dunya. There's nothing negative about dunya. Really, he created it Subhana, WA Tada. All his, all the greatest prophets lived in it. All the great books were revealed in it. So it's not all negative, it's actually not negative at all, is it higher to dunya, that is negative, meaning the low life and you don't have to live the low life in dunya. You can live a great life in the dunya. But higher the dunya is a is a phrase, meaning a life of low meaning low purpose and low ambitions, and low ethics and low morals.

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So it's just it's a low life, not meaning. So we're not actually chastising or saying anything, bad mouthing that dunya you should never do that. By the way she gets it done in cursive dunya makes no sense. Why christening of dunya would there be without dunya there's an only going to because of dunya Why are you creating this curse in higher dunya a life that is that is preoccupied or distracted by by possessions and by simple stuff by low things, but issues that are that are just low within in nature what they are. And that's an important distinction. It's a very important distinction in the Quran, you'll find it in the Quran, if you look for it, it hasn't done yet is

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always criticized, not something don't want to do it don't he has not that it takes because it makes no sense he created why do you why would it be horrible if he made it and all the great things also exist in it and putting bad exists in it to really your choice. But hey, I did dunya is the thing that we that is frowned upon even a hadith that are or that can be taken out of context and just should be should be understood properly. Within that within that within what I just said. But that's the whole rundown on how to do the whole, someone lore is

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means something to deceive you to make something seem different than what actually is. So to do it to elude you to show you something to be of more value than it actually is. That's what the whole means. First of all, running a common hair to dunya do not allow that low. The concepts of low of a lower life or the lies of a lower life mislead you or make you think that certain things are valuable when they actually are not what I have called run a comb biller and do not allow a look over what I ever have or means the deceiver or Looter, the one who will elude you or deceive you. And this here of course, it

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was meant by this is going to be explained in the i After immediately. Just straight line. So do not allow che funds or whoever it he didn't say his worship, because you want it to be an open concept, meaning anyone who was eluding you about Allah subhanaw taala allowed them to deceive you about Allah, what I hold on to Camilla don't let them come and tell tell you something about God that is not true. Or present God to you in a way that is not actually reflecting, reflecting who he is, when I ever run a company like in horror, it's a scary word because

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it has more than one meaning when we're looking at it. So if someone came and told you that Allah subhanaw taala is only gracious and only merciful and only forgiving and, and he convinced you that whatever you do, you're gonna be forgiven, you're gonna be fine. That's that's a rule. And you've been deceived. You've been alluded, you've been told something not to be the truth. You've been presented to you in a way that does not reflect the actual truth of what it is when you're running a con biller who don't know, don't allow those who want to deceive you or the deceivers to deceive you and elude you about God about Allah subhanaw taala. So that's one form of it. Another form is

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telling you that he's not there and doesn't exist, whatever. That's fine. That's understood. not fine. It's understood.

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But you can also that's another thing that you can be told, or it can be told the opposite, that he is not forgiving at all. It's all punishments. Oh, no. And you become someone who's very

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rigid and strict and tense in life because it was. So don't don't let that happen either way. So the Promise of Allah Samantha is the truth. So don't allow the dunya the higher to dunya the lower life deceive you about what what's important, and don't allow those who want to deceive you about God to succeed either in a straight line. I do indeed, Satan is a is an enemy of yours, but you do what I do or do wrong. So you need to take him as an enemy. You need to identify with him as an enemy because that's what he chose. You didn't choose that by the way you have no problem you don't care. We don't care about your plan. If he wants to become friends, we'll be friends but he doesn't want

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to he made that choice very early on that he did not like D'Amato he said um, he hated other money. So then, for reasons that we talked about previous, I'm not gonna go into detail, we will come back to that and Charlotte, towards the end of the sooner we'll talk about it again. But there's reasons why shaitan decided that he wanted to be an enemy with the enemy. He did not like Damali so many reasons. And he chose to be his enemy.

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He made that choice that he will not only show animosity towards them, but to everyone who descends from him. And all the jinn who decided to be on shape on site will go and they'll do the same thing and they'll work against you. They really have no control over you besides maybe giving you a shortcut to a sorcerer. There was so they can come in and they can throw in bad ideas and bad thoughts and just keep on doing it until you make a choice.

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You'd have no control over you. But that's what they do. But you do want to do well. But if you don't have them as an enemy, if you don't identify that there is an enemy that is trying to harm you, then you're going to be Sucker Punched every day. Because you don't know. And it's dumb for that for someone to be showing animosity towards you. And for you to be oblivious of that. That means you're a sitting duck all the time. And you're always going to be you're going to lose every every duel and every confrontation because you're not even aware that you're, you're being sought after and someone's trying to harm you. And that that's an important part. So it's not about being

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aggressive towards it was understanding that he's he's trying to do that. So just be aware of and when you're aware of it, you can protect yourself if you're not aware, and you can't in them, I adore his bow all he does exclusively is he calls his bow his bow is his his group are those who follow Him or those who accept his ideology. You adore his bow, Leah Kuhlman as highest say, so they may be the people who enter say it is another name, a name of John. All he does is he calls upon those who agree with him and follow him so that they will be

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the people of another

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lady in a cafeteria whom Agha Bucha deed is an idea. That's very, I don't know what other endocrine that's like this, by the way. It's just a statement.

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With really, those who just believe the home either Bucha deed was waiting for them as severe punishment, well Edina, an annual annual study, and those who believe in do what Allah subhanaw they're commanded them to do and fulfill their roles or fulfill their purpose. No monks, you know, they will have forgiveness. But as you don't compete on a huge reward, isn't it just stating something? Yesterday, the statements were very important as we move along, it's like a little this is this is the

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this is what you're not supposed to be alluded by. loaded from sorry.

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He told you, it was telling you the meaning of the command, the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala as a truth, what's the promise, that's the promise, that third, that's the promise, the promise is that this was going to happen. Those are just believe we're gonna be punished and those who don't those who believe in Him and do what they're supposed to do, we're going to be forgiven and given reward that do not allow the hair to dunya do not allow Satan to elude you or deceive you, or make you think otherwise. Or forget about that or get distracted, he is your enemy. He's gonna try and do that. And you're like, all he does is call you to join them by making you by deceiving you and

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eluding you and making you think otherwise. But this is this is the this is the concept. So we have two commands at the begin of truth falter these two commands once shallow, because we're running out of time.

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Next week, what I'll do is I'll just put them together. So you understand that they actually they actually form what submission actually is. What sent me what Islam actually is a submission as a concept for an individual is just understanding these two points very simply shouldn't be complicated. It's not just understanding that you being grateful, understanding who did the creation who did the provision and being grateful for that and that being constant part of your life, and then knowing what the promises and not allowing anything in life to distract you or

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deceive you about what that promises meaning what's going to happen next. And if those two are there, understanding the promise and being greater than then then you have the two

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the other two elements that you're going to need in order for you to be able to submit to Allah subhanaw taala so that's we'll start with that and show him next week I'm off but the week after we will come back with nothing

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I had become very much as we move along you'll find it suits father I love I enjoy it because the buildup to slow build up the climax is is yet to come in it's you're going to come to AI that are that are Greenlee extremely intense, some of the most intense in the scoreline so I would I would advise you to read through the father and go through some of the verses as you know, until until we come back because it just builds up slowly, like a little rumble as rumbles on with with commands and concepts. And then it just explodes somewhere in the middle. And then as it keeps on it holds on to that high rhythm almost towards the end of it. You can you could easily take any parts with

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faltan read in a prayer. And it would tiny if you have any exposure to Little Rock every time because it's very, very, it's a very high intense Surah not the beginning of it towards the end of it. So it's kind of builds up is amazing. It makes it really enjoyable to read to learn. Why am I hearing here like? So it seems like I don't know. I feel like there's some

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here's a ways being set or spelled out. It's like step by step

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1123 It's a build.

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Check, check. Check me yeah, yes.

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Yeah, it's yeah, it's a buildup it that's what I'm trying to say is he built it he's building it up for you so panto slowly starts out by talking about who he is. Then he gives you two commands in a very, very clear, you know, there are two commands because twice Yeah, you had that you didn't have to do it that way. You could have done it all in one that you had doesn't get both commands and kind of putting together each time calling again. So two calls out means two commands are separate mean two things that you're going to do differently that will come together later on how to have an impact. So slowly, he tells you who he is. He tells you what you need to do. And the climate is

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going to be the obstacles and the challenges and the methods

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So that's where the obstacle is because it's easy. This first part is simple. You're knowing that Allah Subhan is the one worth submitting to you understanding how is what you're what you need to do basically like what the basic elements are the pillars of submission are going to be fine. But then how are you going to get that done?

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Right long term in life, how you gonna get that done? What's going to be sitting waiting for you throughout this whole throughout your life as obstacles, y'all you told you shame on you. We brought that up simply at the beginning. But there'll be more detail in it as we go along. Yeah.

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I feel like if you're coming at it

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is coaching. Yes.

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There's a different way you can imagine your voice coming out. Yeah. Yeah. Is that coming from you? Or is that how it is?

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Well read it again. If you want. Yeah. Yeah. Reading. Again, I but

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I'm trying, I'm trying not.

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To over.

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Yeah, no, no, that this this is what he's saying that these are the words he's using. This is the tone that he's using supplements. i This is how he's kind of building it up. It's not really. And this is what the feeling you start to feel this is what happens when you start to understand how the cloud works. Right? That fear that? No, no, I can hear, I can hear a I can see a pattern though. In San Jose, I can feel him building something up. And that's when you start enjoying the Quran. And that's where they could stand and read like a juicer or three or four and like, I'd have no problem. This is why they could do it. Because to them, the build up was natural, they understood the

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language very deeply, they sat with the Prophet, somebody tell them all the time, this was already a part of their, you know, their simple of their mentality and the way they thought so for them, when they read, they've heard all that we don't hear any of it at all. It's just as he has a nice voice, God you're up, he has a nice voice and he's quick, so that we can move forward. Whatever the reason is, because that that echo that that inner voice, that background sound that we're supposed to hear when you read the Quran does is not is not a lie. But when you start learning how to listen to the Quran.

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The way I put it, or the way I see it is that you start seeing the Quran in color.

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Because I've always imagined it. It's like it's all black and white. And then it clicks and it becomes colorful, and the prime becomes this beautiful, just this beautiful town and every time you read it, there's something else that you take away from it that you didn't take away from the first time every single time. That's why they never stopped reading every time you read. you comprehend something I every time well every time I every time I do have seen of a surah every time there's something new every time I have yet to explain this sort of twice with the exact same

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even if I tried there's always gonna be something new for me to that I didn't think about the first time I'm like, oh shoot, I should have said that last time but every time you read, you learn you learn a point that you you didn't think about the first time okay, we'll end with that and shall look at this. So 100

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Muhammad Ali, it's like he's praying so we'll continue not next week but the week after inshallah.

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