Tafseer Surat Saba #01

Adnan Rajeh

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The speaker discusses the concept of hesitation, which is a negative behavior that is difficult to obey. The speakers emphasize the importance of faith in society and the need for teaching and sharing stories. They stress the importance of learning and growing in a positive way to achieve personal and professional goals, and acknowledge the importance of taking action rather than just letting things happen. They also emphasize the need for individuals to take action and shaping behavior to set goals.

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talked about it enough for those who attended even partially

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understood and shallow the theme of it and the point of the sewer and with with this what we're trying to teach.

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Today we'll start to, I'm gonna give a bit of an introduction about the sewer first and then we'll start reading cellos. So maybe the first number four or five, so you're gonna feel a big shift. Now, there's gonna be a big difference in the nature of the verses that we're going to read today in comparison to what we've been reading maybe the last three to four months and so why first of all, I was imagining Sol Sol was revealed in Medina is one of the leader Metheny solos, meaning all in all the verses were not revealed at the same time, but they were all revealed roughly after the fifth year of his video loss of Allah Islam, which is basically towards the end of his life. It floods

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with some students seven, on the other hand is a mucky Surah they differ, scholars differ amongst themselves whether this is an early Mackay sooner or later McKee Solara mid McKees hoorah, I tend to believe it's a more of a middle, mid tying mateesah Meaning we're talking between year six and eight probably is when it was revealed to the Prophet satellites, and I'm just based on the topics that it brings up in the nature of the verses. So you're gonna see there's a lot of differences in how the Quran approaches things when the surah isn't met anyone or it's a mucky one, because of what what we're looking towards. However, Saba is unique. It's one of the under estimated or under studied

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sewers of the Quran. Rarely do you hear anyone doing tafseer the absolute saba.

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But to be honest, it's probably one of the deepest of all. Now, if you recall how we categorize this section of the Quran from Liza to Zoomer, or to solid or doesn't matter. I'm okay, we're going to talk about that when we come towards the end of it and how it's all categorized these cluster of sutras.

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They talk about the concept of obedience, or Islam or PA, submission or obedience to Allah subhanaw taala. And this is a much more dynamic concept than we tend to think of it normally or naturally. Obedience is is multifactorial and multi dimensional, there's a lot of things that come into obeying Allah subhanaw taala. When you think about it, you don't really obey anyone fully Do you obey maybe in certain things you're you know, you'll you'll you'll obey your boss and work related issues, you'll you'll obey your father in certain issues at a certain age and when you grow up, those issues will change slowly as you progress throughout life away for your husband, in certain issues in her

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in her relationship with him and so on and so forth. Obedience is very, it's very relative

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concept that when you use the word, but when we talk about our obedience to Allah subhanaw taala, it becomes it's not relative, relative anymore.

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It's complete, its total, we obey Allah subhanaw taala, fully we submit fully to Allah Subhan Allah, that is a very difficult thing to understand. We didn't Don't think about it very often, that's all that you are giving up your will, for his subhanaw taala you're literally saying that my will is of no importance at all, when it contradicts his will Subhana wa Tada. The only reason I have a will is to find a way to align it with his will soprano. There's only one reason I have and and that's not easy to accept, like the neffs that human soul and spirit doesn't really like that that's and so I've talked about

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the first angle and looked at it looked at that from the first angle, which is the most difficult, difficult angle angle of all, which is obeying Allah subhanaw taala, when it is specifically hard to do so when you don't feel comfortable doing it for whatever reason, whether the discomfort is physical, financial, social, personal, whatever it may be.

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And this sort of goes into a lot of different examples that we went through that it's actually very, sometimes very hard to obey Allah subhanaw taala. However, however, you still do it, because that's your understanding of submission and obedience to Allah subhanaw taala suited, Saba is going to continue this cluster of suit is not going to start something new. But it's going to look at the same concept from a social perspective. So if you recall, everything was was was personalized, even the examples that had social aspects to them. It was personalized me we talked about the Bible of Eliza. Yes, the Muslims were scared, but it talked about individuals how the individual was feeling

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to remember how the psychological profile what they were thinking how they felt scared, it went down to the personal reaction to what was going on, sort of separate is different. So what it's about is going to talk about the fact that obedience and submission to Allah subhanaw taala has to happen on a social level as well. On a societal level, maybe not neither were social is a misuse of is a misuse of societal a communal level, a civilized level, is going to look at two different types of civilizations and look at the civilization of DOE dallisa

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I'm going to look at this equation of setback, which is the soil is called after it's going to, it's going to do a lot of commentary upon that. So it's looking at submission from from, from a societal perspective, that yes, in order for societies to,

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to remain, it needs Iman, that's sort of in the middle, which is in a different cluster of students talks about something similar talks about civilizations look up. And if you put them together with each other, they kind of bring together a bring forward a really nice perspective regarding societies and communities. So the Neville talks about what you need to build a strong society as a strong country, you need to be from a management perspective, from democracy perspective, from science, from a scientifical perspective, from a financial perspective, what you need to actually build something you need, you have to make sure there's no corruption, etc, all of these things that

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are more practical and pragmatic, however, she forgets that for a moment says, but you need a man as well. We have examples today of countries that are very prosperous, thrive. Because they have all all of the above, they have justice, and they have wealth, and they have management and they don't have

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separate, we'll talk about in a moment, don't worry, we'll come to the full explanation of what it's a place, of course, in in Yemen, but we'll talk about in Shaolin in detail, once we come to the actual story that exists in the SUTA.

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These societies, these countries that we see they thrive, but there's something missing, which causes them to slowly decline through a number of centuries, you see them slowly declining in ways that are difficult to even predict. And sometimes you feel like it's a it's a downward spiral that is almost unstoppable. If you like these societies, living here in Canada, living in the West, when you look at communities, and you wonder, how is this society going to continue? If it How was it going to thrive, if it continues living the way it does, or functioning the way it does, and we see that in every aspect of its existence. What's missing is Iman, faith is needed. And aspects that

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communities need to thrive is faith is not just a personal necessity, as a as an individual, each and every one of us, when we lack Iman, below is the power. When we live that submission, that obedience of Allah subhanaw taala, you can make it but there's something to be missing in your life all the time, or even something missing. And you're always going to know it and feel it and it's going to cause you at one point or the other to to come crashing down. And you're not going to reach your full potential though there will always be an element in your life that you know, you've never fulfilled. Is it the same for societies? Which is the the question that sort of stuff is going to

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answer? Is it the same for societies, communities or not? Or do communities and societies not need faith, not need ima and submission and BA and obedience to Allah subhanaw taala to survive? And that's what sorts of answers that evening societies are going to need that if you decide to deal with any given community, in a way where you completely strip it, from its faith in Allah subhanho wa taala, then you are you are preparing it for for destruction or for you're doing it to basically from the beginning. I think that's important from a number of different perspectives. In the modern context.

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It's important that when we live in a country, that one of the most important things as communities where we live as Muslim communities living in countries, whether they are Western countries or, or Middle Eastern countries that have majority of Muslims, that we make sure that we have the ability to function as a community with faith that our communities aren't stripped of faith. When we talk from a communal perspective, you can think of no one ever when it comes to a societal group, there are no more religious and no more ethnicities, no more cultures, but individually, you can have it that is very dangerous. That is problematic from an Islamic perspective. And this is the reason that

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a lot of Muslim or Islamic politicians and politic groups, political groups clash so often with the country that they live in, is because of that this specific point that we don't seem to be able to agree upon in a in a manner that will allow us to actually function properly. I'm not defending either groups here. What I'm what I'm trying to say is that it's important to understand that as Muslims, we view our Islam within society, it's a part of who we are as a group of people. It's not something just personal. That's why we don't pray individually, we pray. And that's why every week we're the only group that I'm aware of on Earth that has the the number and level of attendance

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weekly, for a religious reason.

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I don't think there's anyone else who does it as, as religiously as we do or asleep as we do anywhere around the world. Every Friday, massages are full all over the world with people coming because they understand that there's a communal part and that's what Joomla actually represents for us your My means from John Matt from gathering, we have to gather we have to function Islamically as a society as well. Now, is that a

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is that a sensitive subject to talk? Yes, it is. It's quite sensitive.

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actually living in the context of countries that have majority of non Muslim people, it is very sensitive. But is it possible it definitely is possible. And, and it's in the best interest of everyone, not just the Muslim communities, but the non Muslim communities, that faith based societies can express their faith. And they can express their religious views, and they can speak of it and they can feel respected and safe when they do so it makes a big difference. When we the moment we stop caring for that, the moment we stop, that no longer becomes a an interest of ours as Muslims, we start losing a lot, the moment you stop being a Muslim, who is a part of a Muslim

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society, and more of a just an individual Muslim, is when when things start going wrong. It's it's but it happens very slowly, just don't see it. And maybe in your own life. Maybe if you're 40 years old, or 50, and you grew up as a Muslim, overseas, and you've always been Muslim, that's never been a problem for you. And you don't like Muslim communities much for whatever reason, or you don't come to the mess, you don't feel comfortable. For whatever reason, there's a lot of reasons for it. I'm not blaming you for but that if that is the case, and you start distancing yourself from what your society from your society and its needs, and its demands and your participation within it, then you

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will see the effect of that, and the next generation and the generation after that. Meaning you'll be an elderly person in your 90s, who prays, but none of your grandchildren do. That will break your heart. And I'll be very hard for you to deal with because you chose to look at Islam, you chose to you chose to limit it. You made a choice of compartmentalizing a part of the deen and putting it in a box, you're boxing it down. It's a personal thing, nothing. No, there's a social part of the data societal aspect to it, which is about seven talks about civilizations will will thrive and fall

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you to a certain degree based on how much faith they have, in addition to everything else, which was sort of never talks about in addition to justice and, and to the lack of corruption and to democracy and to human rights. And I'm not belittling that at all that is definitely. But that's more common sense to me than it is anything else. You see I just society when you when we sit together if we were stranded on an island, all of us here just thrown on an island Monday, we had to find some way to survive with the resources we had to sit down we have to come up with a number of rules. In order for us to be able to function. It's common sense to say that we're all equal. Can we agree to that?

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That you know, regardless of where you come from, you're gonna be treated equally. Okay, that's one that's good. How about you know, that we fought, we have to make sure we have a school that's good. So we can focus on all these things that we can in a certain way, and certain with a certain degree of common sense, we can establish these things amongst each other. But faith is not something that comes naturally. Faith needs to be taught, why you need why you need Allah subhanaw taala has to teach. There's an urgent side of us to have some religious formation, but we can't find it. You can't identify what it's going to look like and how it's going to be practiced unless Allah subhanaw

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taala teaches us. So that is an that is a unique aspect of being a Muslim, that we identify that as different societies we function as Muslims. We express our deen we express it openly with one another.

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We don't use terms that are what they call them.

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Neutral terms, so I don't I say Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah. He, so his name is their Subhana wa taala. And you'll see that even with Sam, what are you doing in St. Hamdulillah? Actually, you look at to most people who maybe never don't practice Islam at all, don't even pray, don't care. And they'll use the name of Allah subhanaw taala at least five six times within the way that they when they greet each other. I didn't hamdulillah Allah is ever free to look on his life. But but this is what he's going to say. Because it just it's embedded into our social consciousness. That is how we speak. This is what we were raised to be like within it within society. And stripping Society of

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that is problematic. You're taking Iman out of the equation, you're saying that societies don't need the man to thrive. And no, it does need a man to thrive. It definitely needs obedience of Allah subhanaw taala to thrive, and if you try to take that away, you're ripping the society off and you do something wrong. And I think that's why I talk about

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Joomla Joomla a lot. And I tried to bring because it's it is the last.

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It is a security valve. For Muslims, the moment is gone is gone. If you break it almost, it's over. Well, less over you have to go find a different place to live. The moment you're living in a society of Muslims that don't care for July anymore, and you cannot re revive that spirit amongst them to come. Then you've literally lost the battle. The battle is over. It's done. Just just just run the clock, not hours and minutes, but I need months and years. And you will see that Islam will diminish and we saw that in the Middle East.

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At least where I come from,

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for maybe two decades in the 60s and 70s massages became

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I am noticeably much emptier than they ever were. 60s and 70s was a very, very grim time in the Middle East, especially in Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan, and Palestine. And these countries after the unified fell after World War Two, and after the colonization, a lot of people lost their faith in Allah subhanaw taala. And there's a lot of there's a lot of problems with teams between the existing religious organizations that did not provide answers that did not provide solutions that did not provide justice that does not speak out against oppression, and a common human being who felt that he was really ripped off by everyone. So they distance themselves from faith. And I remember my,

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one of my teachers, he's in his 90s. Now, you say that when they would come to pray JAMA, you know, for the Scheifele, you need to have 40 people to pray Jama

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serious Shafia in its prominent least traffic. So he's on the member, he has three nine people in front of them. And a domestic doesn't have walls at the time. So he sees some guy just plowing His earth. So he calls upon him Yeah, boo, fly and come so we can have Jamal because we need a 40th person. And this guy, he's a Muslim boy born Muslim, probably his heritage can be counted. I need 20 people into it as Muslims and enjoy my time and he's just plowing the Earth, it doesn't really not not an issue for him. It took the 80s and 90s movement of software to bring people back to the deen. And because it came back, we have demographically from Islamic perspective, things change to the

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positive a bit. So certainly do to sort of to a certain degree.

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Now not to burden the sword with more than it can to carry but it will talk about obedience of Allah subhanaw taala. But, but the but the angle, the lens is looking from civilizations, societies and communities. And then give two examples at the beginning. The second and third page are gonna be two examples. And after that some commentary. Today, we're going to read the introduction of the pseudo that just hits a number of of Maxim's or a number of self evident ideas just to run you through. It's like the sort of before it talks about its main theme, it runs through a couple of ideas just to establish a common understanding of how we're going to understand or how we're going to explain

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or what we're going to talk about within the Sunnah itself. And we're gonna go through the Michela now, and you're gonna find it to be very, inshallah very beneficial. So we start with that, I encourage everyone, whenever I do these conjoined introduction, in case you can't come to all these Halaqaat in the time wise, Give me this introduction, it gives you an ability to give you some compass, when you're reading the suit on your own, to maybe make sense of stuff. And I encourage you to do it. Read the story, before I tell, tell you the stories yourself. Try with that compass to understand deeper and you will, you'll be surprised with this small compass that you have now

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understand what he was talking about, you'll be surprised how easier it is for you to actually comprehend what this was talking about, you'll feel like these stories are no longer just sporadically put in the in the soil with no clear

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connection between them. They're very connected, and the commentary is very much connected. And the end of this is extremely important. It's probably one of the most important finales that I can think of. But we'll begin with the introduction. How many stories in the Quran start with an Ambu?

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Let's count number one is what five? Yeah. And then after that was one after that.

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Right? And after that, what do we after that? And then

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and then after that father, right, so we have five students in the Quran that begin with a Hamdulillah. And once we're done with Father, I'll try and just draw for you guys the connection, like there's some dots that can be drawn between the students in terms of what they talk about, but there's always going to be a society aspect to it.

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Whenever that hamdu comes, there's always going to be a site. Yes, a commune. Yeah, remember to graph to the graph talking about what talking about the elements of building a civilization Correct. Do you remember that? Yeah. So the sun's gonna have something similar. And then we'll talk about maybe anom and faults at the end the certain whenever there's like a code at the beginning of sunnah. So to start with Evelyn meme, the ones to start with the ones start with single letters or, or numerated letters, like a bit more than that. There's a little code at the beginning of students to kind of keep

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it as the same. What's the first thing it's about to drop below the mean? Right, you also add dinner, it's actually the most the clearest of all in terms of the societal aspect to it. It looks at guidance, it looks at it our anthem is groups on or it's chanted in the group you don't even if you standing alone. If you're standing totally alone, in your setup, and

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your Salah is baffling, you have to repeat it because you you messed up and you still had to say it hidden. But I'm alone. Yeah, but you're not really alone. You're never alone. From a society perspective, as a Muslim, you're never alone. If any, even if you're the only Muslim alive, then you're connecting yourself to Muslims who passed away and there's another Muslim alive somewhere around the world and you connecting yourself to them, that person, you and he create some form of community, even if it's over

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cesium is very, very

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distant. And when we think like that, you'll find things to be very different. Like when you start functioning when you start seeing each other.

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And I feel very embarrassed.

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Often

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when someone comes up to me after a cup or something, and tells me you made dua for this country in this country, you missed, and you missed that country, I do feel bad. I really do. Okay. It's probably the few times when someone reminds me of something after I feel bad about saying something, usually I don't feel bad or whatever, whatever I say I'm happy about it. Like if the bother you good, that was the point of hope, hoping was by bother you. But that specifically bothers me. Like, I feel like yeah, I'm sorry, I missed I remember, it was the 27th or 28th day of Ramadan, just run. And it was a very kind lady who came up and she was Chinese. And she started telling me about the

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difficulties that Chinese Muslims have. And they're actually quite large numbers of people, they actually outnumber my country and population altogether. They're more Muslims in China that there are people in the country I come from, so which is kind of interesting. I had never thought of it like that before. I had never given it the time of the day in terms of my own Qadiani reflection. And I felt that Yeah, we don't think about that. And they're oppressed and they're mistreated. And to an extent that, to a degree, that would be a big human right, you know, outrage, had it been happening to any other group anywhere else in the world. Right, but and you're like, Well, why does

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the media talk about the media? is not Islam, Islamic media, they don't care for what happens to Muslims. Do you need like, you need evidence of that? Do we as Muslims, we need like people to prove that to us? Are we surprised when mainstream media doesn't care? What happens to Muslims? I think is very naive and weird when I see Muslims surprised. Look how they don't get they've never cared. They have never cared. It's not nothing new. There's nothing weird here that it's always been like that. They care for their problems. They do it well, good for them. If I belong to that group, I commend them for doing that. But how about us? What about our problems? Why don't we have a mainstream media

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outlet that actually brings forward problems, or at least just just problems? I'm not talking about any controversial political issues, I'm talking about just fairness and people who are being mistreated, and people are being thrown out of their own homelands and people who are, you know, facing discrimination, whether it's religious or political or ethnic or, or gender based? Or whatever, whatever it is, why is it that you know, we expect others to speak up for our problems? That what is our job, then why, why are you expecting anyone to do anything for you for you? I think the thing that our generation, you know, we're not sure, Generation X or Millennials what we are

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anymore, but yeah, our generation has lost from our fathers in our earlier generations, is that our parents knew that no one will do anything for you. If you want, if you're gonna survive, and to take care of yourself, you have to go and get up, you have to go you have to work hard, you have to make sure that you take care of yourself, take care of yourself, and you're gonna survive, but then he came along and that's not how we function. We are very entitled, even those of us who aren't entitled inside we are entitled we feel that you know, others will take care of other things for us. And we just focus on certain aspects of how we that's not okay, that's never been okay. And that's

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not how societies Thrive altogether. I think it's I think these are just fruits are food for thought you know, before we start reading the SUTA you're gonna find a lot of these aspects here like a lot of what I talked about right now is what I do I just bring up all the issues that come later on. So when you hear them this sort of later on, you can connect the dots so that that's where this exists, and you can see how it reflects back on how we're supposed to function differently. Okay, so it begins with sub n sha Allah I'm trying to read today maybe

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four or five because the introduction is the first page and a bit basically before the story of Deadwood begins right.

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Him in a shape on your body

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Bismillah

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Alhamdulillah levy like whom Fe sama Deewana Fein?

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Hoolahan roofing

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hecky will hobby

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yeah yearly jufeel

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Your whole room in

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Zulu meanness

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Yeah, hold up

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well, whoever washing off

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Alhamdulillah him all praise due to Allah subhana wa Tada.

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One of the aspects that me

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Because unique or make us different a bit from other religious communities is the concept of

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the prophets like Selim will carry your milk in your hand. His Nene himself is Ahmed and Mohamed, Salah Salem are the names of Allah subhanaw taala. is Hamid.

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No Metal Hammer, don't recall them hammered with the ones who always perform praise. The prophets I sent him the day of judgment, the only reason the only way he can intercede, to allow the Day of Judgment after you start judging to begin is that he will prostrate under the Throne of Allah subhanaw taala. And he says we have to Allahu Allah, Muhammad don't let me have to hide I had no family, what Allah had embody that Allah Subhana Allah will open my heart and eyes to praise Him subhanaw taala in a way that no one has done it before me no will do it after me. Praise will fix the problem as well. And praise when we look at it from a

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psycho social proof perspective brings forward a certain attitude that is very helpful for societies. And if we're going to talk about obedience to Allah subhanaw taala. from a societal perspective, this is what I've given introduction talks about a few a few points before we give the example It gives the examples. The first one is aimed at habitat to be a part of this society that does not praise Allah subhanaw taala that cannot see the good that it has that cannot identify what it actually the positives that it was blessed with is it that cannot make any progress at all. If you are blinded to the positives, or to the blessings that Allah subhanaw taala has given you, then

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you have nothing to work with, then what you're left with is just despair, you're gonna always feel hopeless and nothing's ever going to work but hummed it as a as a as an attitude, I'm looking at 100 now as an attitude, not just as a as a word of worship, which of course, of course, it obviously it definitely is praising Allah subhanaw taala as an attitude, it is forcing you all the time to see the good, that maybe a lot of trash right now, but there is some good and it's important that you can see it. And if you can identify that you have to build on, get something to work with, if I give you nothing, if you feel like you have nothing at all, nothing worthy of praising Allah subhanaw

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taala for then you will, you will become hopeless and you will feel you will feel despair. And that is problematic as an ummah we are constantly we can always see, we can always see the good and always thought about that from from you know, they say optimist see that you have full, the full, half full of the part of the cup, and the pessimist see the what are the Muslims, the only Muslim sees both. We see we see what's what we have. And we see what we lack. And, and we work towards what we like trying to actually obtain that and prove ourselves. But we do see what we've got. We never ever failed to do that. And that's what hand means. So when I say come to you and say How are you

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doing? You're gonna say it hamdulillah

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and if you're saying it properly, the attitude is coming with the word, then you have to think of something good going on your life. You can't your attitude can't be everything right now is just a horrible, everything is horrible. I have nothing going for me right now. I lost my job. I lost my marriage. I'm physically ill, I lost my and you just started counting them beside you. So there's nothing going for you. Is that what you're saying? Then why are you saying Hamdulillah? Right? There's nothing to praise him for so while you're praising him, maybe you say I suck right now everything is horrible. But no, as a Muslim, you're gonna say it Hamdulillah? I mean, I'm going to

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say Kenny? Yes.

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And Holly He philleo me extra memory stratagem in one hand, so we will see each other so I would say we don't even know I'm gonna tell us that we will see each other more than once during the day and ask each other how are you doing? Even though I just asked you a minute ago, just so I could have extracted hamdulillah from your mouth. So you would say it more because that will cause you to reflect and think a bit more about where you are and the good things that you have. If you look at from a society that is constantly

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doing hummed is always praising Allah subhanaw taala two things are happening. Number one is capable of focusing on his strengths. It's known from a from a

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personal development perspective and a communal development perspective that in order for you to make steps forward, you have to you have to work on your points of strength. You don't work on your points of weakness, as you're going forward in life by what are you good at? That's what we have to ask you. What are you good at. You have to take some time to fight figure out what you get out and you take what you're good at and you and you take that those skills, and you make sure that you continue to nurture them and strengthen them until they until they come to a point of perfection. And at that point, you can go to the weaknesses and maybe bring them up to a point where they're

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just, you know, they're neutral. They're okay. They're not. They're not horrible, but you're not supposed to at the beginning of your life or as you develop into your professional career or into your and your midlife. You shouldn't be focusing on your weaknesses. That's actually very that's problematic, that can cause you not to end up achieving anything. You just end up meeting

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Yoker and everything. But you have to rather you focus on what you're good at what are your strengths, take those strengths. And make sure that you make the human stronger, and you perfect your trade within them. And you build on them until you've reached a point where there's no one who was as good as you in that specific

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field. And then after that, you can focus on what you're not good at. Once you've achieved that, because you need that confidence, you need that you need that level of achievement. So it forces you to do that Hamed, when an attitude, it forces us to always see what we have going for us. We have 123 Going for us build on those.

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I know I complain a lot about things that aren't going well.

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And but at the same time, for me, at least what I do, same time I do, I do realize what we do have good I tried very hard to build on them all the time, the sense of community that we have the ability for us to the fact that you want to learn more, I want our kids to learn Quran and we still have some good ethics that are going for us people always want to build on those things. It's I think it's the balance of seeing what you have good and building strength in it. And then making sure that you are watching watching out for for the voids and for the gaps that exist and try to fill them up to the point where they're no longer gaps by hand forces us to see what we have good.

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That's why I don't fear from fear criticizing our own communities. I don't have fear of doing that. Because the attitude that I live by him Do you should live by as well. So it's never a criticism that is going to bring everyone down to the to the ground and make us feel like we're worthless. No. If you feel like that when we criticize our communities and our families and our societies, then that means you're lacking the attitude, you're actually lacking the basic attitude of a Muslim, we use a hand we can always see the good. I always see the good is always good. Of course there's good ladies here. And there's always going to be here. But that doesn't mean that we draw a blind eye

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towards the things that we have to work on to fix and to improve. So what happened is an attitude that were the first step. So the first thing it does, is it gives you strength points to work on. Number two, it refocuses it, it redirects the focus.

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When we do things we tend, especially as you're a child and growing up, you always want to be praised for the good things you do. And that is totally fully normal. By the way, never deprive a child from it. Make sure that your kid does something good. Make sure you're staring at the kid. stare at him until he's done. Because that's all he cares about. If he's six, he's only gonna pray, don't be on your phone, when he's praying. Do not be on your phone. And he's praying, put it down and stare at your kid as he prays. But he will pray for an hour and a half. If you look at him, he will not he'll keep on praying. He actually makes it hard for me because he never finishes as long

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as I'm looking at him, you'll keep on brave. The moment I look away, he said lemon he's done. It's all about you, we're looking at him, right, they need to be praised. They have to feel that that is normal. That's our job. This is our job our job is to is to praise our kids and make them feel good about what the good things that they do. Even if they don't do it well, even if they have a lot of mistakes and flaws can make them feel good about what they're doing. As people we grew up, like that's how we build confidence. That's how we we come to maturity. That's how we ended up with you know, less psychological complexes and problems is that we are praised enough as kids to come to a

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point in our development, where we finally realize that we are not the center of the universe. Like kids are very self centered, right? All infants are. And once they mature of it, they figure out I'm not the center of the universe anymore. It sucks. It's a really ugly feeling no one likes it. We still don't like it. Even if you're 50 or 60. You don't like the fact that you're not the center of the universe you wish you were but you're not you find out that early enough in life and you can start redirecting the focus at hand helps you and hand helps us as societies redirect the focus from praising ourselves to praising Allah subhana wa Tada. And that is very, very helpful.

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That takes away vanity. If you take away vanity from an individual, you make him someone who works much harder. You make them someone who's continuously wants to do better, and he's not praising himself for what he did. He's praising Allah subhanaw taala he or she, they praise Allah subhanaw taala and they feel that this was a blessing, a strength point that Allah subhanaw taala offered me gave me the opportunity it worked out, I achieved it hamdulillah that's an awesome thing. Now I have to prove myself worthy of what I was given. And I will do something even better. And you'll continue to work hard, never never losing energy. The moment you start praising yourself, you become self

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centered and entitled. And then you want to sit back and and you want people to praise you for your accomplishments. And you expect you start expecting they were expecting comes into the equation you don't expect people to respect you, you expect people to treat you in a certain way you expect to be called a certain title and given a certain level of and that becomes difficult, problematic in society in a society is the same thing. If everyone in society is is self centered in terms of their accomplishments, and they feel that they are worthy of praise. So what who's gonna praise Oh, but if you feel worthy of praise and he feels worthy of praise, and he and he who's gonna praise you? Right

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because you're not gonna praise Him because you feel worthy of praise and yet they're not gonna praise anyone and it's gonna be whoever the MR

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mean, who's left? Who doesn't feel that you're praising everyone were the same? And isn't that the problem that we have in the, you know, everyone's drama? Everyone's really I need a boss, everyone's a boss in the Middle East. Why? Because everyone feels that they're worthy of praise. No one hand, as an attitude does not allow you to think like that. I'm not worthy of praise, who's worthy of praise, Allah is worthy of praise. I'm just very blessed. hamdulillah See, this is allowing me all these opportunities Hamdulillah. And I had to show myself worthy of getting these opportunities by working harder, take that now projected on a society group, same thing. Societies that feel that

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they are better, that they are superior that they are available, because of their accomplishments, they actually ended up falling and you can see it in modern history. And I'm gonna give out in the examples, and a society that feels that all the great philosophers and thinkers and poets and inventors come from it, just watch this watch them trickle down in the next maybe couple generations. Why? Because it does feel like we are we've already proven, you know, we expect now to be No, no, there's no expectation here. If society has to continue to praise Allah, that's what the first is why the story begins with hamdulillah praise as to be worthy, is worthy to Allah subhanaw

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taala, if you can understand that, on a personal level, that's clear, but society level is I think it's even more important to society does capable of always identifying its points of strength, building on them, and then attributing that success to Allah subhanaw taala. So the society itself does not feel worthy of praise, not expecting anything from anyone, and the individuals within it, don't feel that either. If anything, we praise Allah subhanaw taala and the person who did the good deed, who helped our society become better, that's a part of the part of praising Allah Subhan does, praising those who Allah subhanaw taala helped you through? That's a part of that's a part of the

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deal. By the way, just in case that's not clear. When you're offered an opportunity, if things don't work out for you, you praise Allah subhanaw taala but on the way, were there others who helped you out? If the answer is yes, then they are worthy of praise as well, you have to praise them, they shouldn't feel like that. And you're saying that I didn't do any difference, they shouldn't feel like that either. Feel that it hamdulillah Allah offered me the opportunity to help someone like that. So they praise Allah to they're not feeling they're not feeling worthy of praise, they don't feel that they're expecting to be are entitled to thanks and to praise into gratitude, but you all

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do it. It's the flip side. If you think about it, we are so far away from the attitudes that we're supposed to take from from from the Quran, it's not even funny. Like we're just so far away from it, we function almost in the opposite way. Where you forget quickly, the good that was done for you by someone else, quickly, you forget it. It's just gone. Like within a few weeks, you'll remember that that person wants stood by you. And you never ever bring it up again. And you when you tell the history of your life, you'll fail to bring that person up. Even though they probably

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I critical and crucial moments were there to make sure that you got it done. And you fail to bring them up for whatever reason, for whatever reason. And yet, if some if you help someone you will talk about that every chance you get, you know for

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Who do you think helped them? Do they remember, you know, you've ever seen your family heard that at least a number of times, from family members? Oh, do you think made that person great, it was me I thought and he probably did nothing. The problem for that person probably maybe just one day, maybe for just one moment gave him one piece of advice. And he felt that that piece of advice was so powerful that it fixed that person's life forever. That is the opposite of of humbleness, the opposite of praising Allah suppose it was the attitude has to be the opposite. You feel grateful and you praise Allah for what he gives you. You praise everyone we gave you what he gave you through.

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And when you have the opportunity to offer someone something you don't feel worthy of praise, you don't feel it because why who's worthy of praise? Allah immediately? It's a question that you asked yourself that automatically answers is it me knowing that you're not worthy of praise Allah was with your praise, but you thank me because I can appreciate it makes me feel good, I'll do even it gives me it gives me extra energy to do more and to help more intently to give more.

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But the attitude has to be there and hamdulillah right, so that's why we are the OMA that always Hamdulillah you sneeze and hamdulillah

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whatever you do is like the you finish food Hamdulillah you get dressed it Hamdulillah you wake up in the morning hamdulillah there's all these drives that you say after but the first word, don't lose focus on that most critical word. Like I always have people memorize what do I say? hamdulillah look, if you forget about the rest of it, say that first part just said hamdulillah that's the whole point. What you're doing after that, just explaining my praise Allah whom, if I'm waking up, woke me and allowed me to start my day or who gave me to this to where but the point of all that was just saying hamdulillah that's all it was. That was the only focus it just praise him. You got up in the

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morning, praise him. You're gonna walk out with clothing, praise him. You're you have your health praise him. Yeah, well praise him. You did something good today. Praise Allah. Just keep on praising Allah is an attitude that helps societies thrive. That's the first point that sort of makes within the first word will allow them that's how I see it now.

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The tip the continuation has a levy and most forms of hammered have a levy after it, if you look into them, we get is going to describe Allah subhanaw taala. But in terms of praising him, because because you need to know why is it that he's worthy of praise? You may be thinking if you're not, and many people are maybe not Muslims, but you could think of why is he always worthy of praise? Why aren't I also was worthy of praise? And what did he do to deserve all this and Hamdulillah he led the the one law who Murphy sent to you and who, to him, returns on his own by him, everything within the cosmos on the earth, everything is his, not by possession. But by creation, which is a was a

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critical difference. Possession doesn't necessarily bring forward a

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reason or causality for for praise. Just because you own something doesn't mean you should be praised for owning it. But for him subhanaw taala the praise is not because he possesses it, and he owns it. But because it's it came through creation, he actually brought it forward. And actually was never there. Every everything that dictated dictates its existence, all the laws and all the energy and all the matter that goes into it can only be attributed to him soprano talent, no one else helped him doing this.

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No one else assisted him. No one else is a part of it. Like when you maybe one looks at someone who has a company. He started a company restructures from scratch, I will praise him for that. But the question is, do you do it completely alone, did no one else help them doing it at all, he had no co founders he didn't have people came up with ideas, nothing he wasn't educated by by people before him who allowed him to be able to come with it. So when we praise him, there's usually more than one person for us to also,

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you know, the honorary mentions at the end of, you know, along and I saying, you know, blah, blah, blah, when we talk about the universe, right? Who do you praise?

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Allah, that's it. No honorable mentions. But we also take the praise know that no one else, no one else did anything. They just did project of it, that everything else is just a project of what he made. So it Hamdulillah that should be enough. From a personal perspective, from a societal perspective, everything you see is his, not by possession by recreation, no one else is influenced this or as a part of it helped brought ideas supported, put in donations, or advocated for it, it is exclusively is I know. That's why immediately after that, what I will handle

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and this is regarding what you see today, and all praise is due to him at the end of life and the hereafter. Also, the hereafter is going to be exclusively his as well. And him Daddy will be for him. Why is why the distinction? Because hamdulillah which is easier and Hunter dunya or Philadelphia?

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Easier will be one. Lucky right? It's way easier? Because the truth will be

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very, very apparent. Yeah, there will be very little. No one's questioning things anymore. Like maybe now you're sitting here, you're listening to me, you have a few questions you've never you know, asked before you're not sure about you like when you're trying to figure them out as you go along. And yeah, these problems is it doing harm, but there's always that struggle, but you're gonna believe me, there's no struggle. It's very simple. It is very, very clear that says the 100 ACA is specifically to Allah. So why come together here because it's the same thing. If you think sometimes that's the same thing, 100 dunya 100 hours, it should be the same, there's no difference. Just

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because you're going to do it differently doesn't mean that it should have been done differently. It should be done the same handler is going to be an easily and hunted dunya should be done easily as well. Because all for him. It's all owned by him. He created all no one else has anything to do with it. What I would handle,

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while also would ask you, again, I'm just this is an introduction of the surah it's always important to you read introduction, that you have a keen sense of the symbols that are coming in, you have to have that key. So you have to be able to identify why he talked about certain things at the beginning of the story and not other things. Right? Why did he choose to bring up certain ideas? He's giving you a couple of thoughts. Here's, here's a bunch of, of laws or formulas before I start talking about how to be as a society, keep them in mind, keep number one, you have to all have attitude.

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Number two, has to be a part of the equation. Notice it works without alcohol. studies don't function without alcohol, I'm sorry to say they just don't. And if you're wondering why I'll explain to you.

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In order for you not to break the law, you have to fear something, right? At some point in your life at some point, maybe not. Now, maybe not. You don't break the law for other reasons. But at some point in your life growing up, they're easy to break the law is fear of something correct. Now, for a certain percentage of society, that fear slowly diminishes from the law. The more skilled you become, the more

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perience you become, you stop fearing the law, and you start fearing people, you start fearing a lot of people who are living

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a hard life and live in misfortune. At a certain point, they stop fearing anything, because whatever is to come, is not going to be worse than what they are in right now. Some people find prison better than the house that they're living in.

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And there are examples of that where people are actually living a life worse, they're better off being in an in a prison than wherever they're living right now. So sometimes whatever you're scared of doesn't isn't scary anymore. So what is going to keep people from breaking the law or doing things that are sinful or harming others? What is going to break it?

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See the equation that allows us to live a life of piety and proper improper behavior, you need that equation, if you take it out, I dare you to sit with someone who grew up in the slums of any country, grew up with one parent that was addicted to drugs. And by the way, I'm not by the way, all you have to do just drive downtown if you'd like to drive downtown, and you can go go to a school, one of the downtown schools and walk in, and you'll see the examples of what I'm talking about. If you think this is some faraway part, like it's a country that

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our fathers came from the no straight here, someone grew up in a house like that abused, or mistreated, no education, multiple, you know, physical and psychiatric, different difficulties within their lives. How are you going to explain to someone like that, who feels that they were betrayed by their own society, by the community they live in by the country that they're a part of? How are you going to convince someone like that not to do not to make mistakes? What are you going to use? You're going to use stuff like, well, you know, if you if everyone did that, then society was collapse. So the person would tell you Well, I don't care if it collapses, I hope it collapses.

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I hope everyone lives a horrible as a horrible life as I I hope everyone gets to go through that. That's actually my goal. I'm hoping that everything comes falling down, and everyone's on the street just like I am. Okay, so then you shouldn't break the law. Because,

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you know, you should live a life of, of morals, and ethics and values, though I've never taught any of that. And that's not a part of who I am. And actually don't have those embedded in me. So you're speaking to me a language? I don't understand. Try again. Okay, well, don't do it. So you don't go to jail. I've been in out of yellow. Actually, sometime, I'm not scared of them anymore. I don't care. That's not that's not something I'm interested in. And then you after a while you keep on giving these examples and after you run out of them, like you don't know how to explain to this person, how do I tell someone who was born with nothing, that he shouldn't go to the person who was

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born with a gold spoon in his mouth and take that gold spoon out? And you know, break it in half and say, Okay, you get half because you didn't do anything deserve deserve that and I didn't do anything to deserve this. So why do I have to live this life where my opportunities are significantly are significantly decreased in comparison to yours, where you have Headstart? I saw a video a while back I'm not sure if you saw it with me that was really interesting. They're standing next to a bunch of high school students for a race and the coach I think it was a staged

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video I think it was interesting nonetheless the idea so he said all right, whoever grew up with both parents at home take two steps forward so a bunch in whoever grew up at home or with went to a school up to this text who said whoever grew up with no one and at the end of the at the end of this you had people standing like a good 50 yards ahead of others who didn't move from the beginning. So this person has a wave has a head start like a clear head start how do we explain to the person sitting at the back here that you have to play fair? And you have to you have to be respectful of society you have to follow the rules. You have to you have to be a good person. How do I how do I

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explain that to them? Like why did that guy get everything and I'm not getting anything why it's only one life I'm going to live right I only have these 40 4050 years you know what it's worth the risk I'll go for the jackpot I get it and I live the life I want or I don't get it anyway my life sucks anyway so it's no big deal well people another example will people will you know speak of you speak ill of you when you die they'll make those no call Yanni the prisoners after you like I don't care I'm dead. They can do whatever they want. If they can, they can crucify me if they want and you have people that they can put me on every I don't care like I'm dead when I'm done. I did. I want to

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I'm living now. If you take off your there's you come to a point where it's hard to it's hard to explain morals. It's easy when you're sitting in your four bedroom home wearing any trademark clothing with your belly full of good food, smoking your pipe if you smoke any if you don't hopefully you don't smoke any

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with all the social securities that you have, sit there and talk of morals, right talk of ethics and how Yes, society is capable of coming up with ethics and moral development religion. No, we can't. You just never lived in a third world country. That's all. That's all it is. You

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never lived in a place where people are in need all the time. Once you do, you will understand what I'm talking about. And Africa is an important part of societies you need. What will it's better than all the cameras in the world? Isn't that where we're turning? Everything has cameras, Allah subhanaw taala told you right from the beginning, I'm watching. My cameras are everywhere, but they're not. They're visible. So but they're always there. I'm always watching. Make sure you behave. So people, we took that away. Now we have to substitute it with our actual cameras watching everyone all the time. And we have to go back to the footage and make sure that and we have to study it in detail to

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see who did this person who did that isn't just easier. And isn't it more productive? And isn't it? Do you think it has a better effect, if you all felt that inner

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Yanni was or the inner conscious tell it reminding us that there's going to be judgment on the on one day, and the choices you'll make it to be held accountable for so maybe you got away now and dunya You're not getting away your meal PM, you can argue your way out of it. You can argue your way out of it. So that's why specifically because it is you can see that come specific talk about it is an hamdulillah the Loma Vista Matthew of love. Well, I will hamdulillah and specifically harmful urquiola is taken out it is to be honest, you didn't really need that part of that. In order for the meaning to continue, no matter what Rahimullah Hakeem was gonna be would have worked out, but no

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specifically is going to have to be brought up within the first.

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Well, who will Hakeem will have you and he is indeed subpoena data. And Hakeem the all wise, all knowing now I talked about this before, we have an umbrella name, the name is Eileen, the All Knowing Allah subhanaw taala. under that name, we have names that are a bit more specific. So when Allah Subhanallah wants to talk about knowing things that are audible, he will say, Samia, when you're talking about knowing things that are visualized or visible, he'll say, I'll see you, we want to talk about things that are very, very small, they'll say lovely, when he talks about things that no one else knows about that our inner that aren't physical in nature, you'll say heavier. And then

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if you want to know how he uses that knowledge and hecky me as always, so it's not misused. This knowledge is not being used by someone who is not going to

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function with it properly. What would Hakeem will have you he is the all wise upon Oh, Donna. So yes, he owns it all and he is worthy of praise? Well, if you're worthy of praise, what are you going to do with all that praise, and all that strengthen, he's always said, don't worry about it. And he's happy and he knows. That's what you see the connection. It's all about, he knows what you're doing, what you're thinking and how you're functioning. And even if I can't prove it, he knows. So don't know play around, you know what's coming, because he's going to bring it out, you'll bring out what you thought that day in and what your intention was. Initially, you'll bring it out. And then

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you have nothing to say, I can't do that. If you say something it well, you know, you seem like you intend to do it. No, I didn't.

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That's it. The this argument is over you one, because I have no way to prove that but Allah subhanaw taala does. And now you're gonna get to know, once he brings out the intention of why you did things and what was going on? Well, he will he will help you and he's there to to remind us of the whole point of it. And we praise Him because He is all wise and he uses his knowledge and strength for good. And we praise Him because He also knows exactly what we're going to do. So the last two names fit perfectly with what I was talking about. The day after that brings the third aspect of the first one is pray. The second one is the equation of law. The third point is Yeah, Allah Mammalia is the

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alum is his knowledge the pilot would expect that he knows what does he know? Yeah, didn't matter. Yeah, did you fit out of the everything that descends into the earth, when they are human, and everything that stems from it or is extracted from it, when is enormous center and everything that descends from the sky, when my hours will feed everything that ascends up to it that is talking about so when talks about Earth, the only juphal out of the way a human everything that goes into the earth in terms of people who pass away no matter what even a few people will come to life, man is gonna miss them out all that has been baraka and artha. And everything he gives us the power to

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either Well, my old will feed everything that we send up to his waist, good deeds or bad deeds. So all the movement, the dynamic, the dynamic, and everything is clear to him, what's happening on Earth, things are going into the earth things are coming out of the earth, produce and resources are going in and out all the time people are living and dying, all this movement. Now this movement of the sky about that extends down and and our deeds are going up towards him. Subhanallah so this dynamic movement, this continuous movement of life, he knows at all everything that is happening he's fully aware of jujitsu

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there's a very keen association in the Quran between knowledge and what

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what

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No, you're right of course but look at the you see anything weird about the end of this?

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What is weird about it sorry. Backwards. Yes backwards. Is there another example of of being backwards in the Quran?

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No, there is

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is the only one everything else is affordable. This is a human before that's it. Everything else is before him before him before Rahima whatever you want. This is all human before the only one that we have that is switched. Why? Because the association between knowledge and Rahama isn't the Quran everywhere are up by now. What's the Aquila che in Washington? Wildman

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or Lord you have in Congress everything with your mercy and your and your knowledge when Mousavi Saddam went to see him compliments wouldn't go well you see

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probably them in a Bernina Tina who are often Madame andina alumna whom in Laguna and maybe even mercy we gave him we gave him knowledge and you'll see it everywhere Rossi Horner Phil Elmy

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Miller don't cover every time mercy I have I wrote a paper on this like a small a small article that had 15 different points of times in the Quran. Wherever knowledge comes forward, you will see mercy right there. Mercy has to exist. Why? Because imagine knowledge don't mercy.

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Knowledge will give you will give you strength like like, don't can't imagine.

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Knowledge is strength and it always has been. It always will be it is right now, the more you know this more strong you are it has to do with your muscles, and how tall you are and how many guns you have. It's about your another What do you know? Are you knowledgeable? Are you someone who has actual knowledge. With that come strength and with strength. If you don't use it properly, then you can harm a lot. You need mercy with it. Mercy is an important part of being knowledgeable. Could you take it out? That's why I'm Alison neck ala Rahmatullah me then the secondary in Ooyala. Mu. You'll find the association everywhere. As you go throughout the Quran, you'll find so many times it'll

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become very, very clear to you that every time he brings up mercy, he brings up knowledge or knowledge will bring up mercy right after. So here he knows everything that is going to the earth coming out of the earth coming down from the sky going to the sky. He knows it. Oh, that's just a lot of knowledge. So how will you use that will Rahim but He is the Most Merciful. Buddha will forgive sins as well.

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So the association of Raman Nagar always there in the Quran. But here it's flipped, because Allah is the focus. That was the focus here, because he is most knowledgeable. Subhanallah Don, the third point is that knowledge

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is his knowledge. And it's

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in there's a, there's a hidden message there for knowledge that we will live, people will obtain, having knowledge dictates that you must have mercy to use it. Specifically in societies.

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The more you know, the more merciful you should become.

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The more you grow in knowledge as a person, you have to you have to grow in mercy. And and when you observe someone whose brain expands and heart,

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deflate gonna get smaller. That's when problems begin in. And yeah, and when you think about it like that. And universities are filled with these things, by the way, and universities, hallways are just filled with huge heads and small hearts. Why? Because a lot of knowledge, but just no Rama, there's no actual mercy. You see a lot of examples of this. And they have to, they have to,

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in a balanced manner grow together, the more knowledge you have, you have to grow and mercy as well, because the stronger you become, who wait for that to show

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up.

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So we'll end with this. We'll just do today. But you have the three basic the first three points of the introduction of the surah. They're very important to my estimation, I try. And again, what I've tried to do is to get you to pay attention to these things.

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It's not just anything, he's not just saying anything. So pound at the beginning of risotto. No, it's very, it's very directed is very focused. He could have talked about anything at the beginning of the surah. You could have chosen to begin beginning with anything, you could have done it with the spear could have talked about the Toba you could write up Dakwah. But no the points that were made were hummed the concept of love and knowledge and the importance of associated knowledge with mercy that that is how he that he was associated with him. subhanaw taala he is very powerful and very strong. And because he's very knowledgeable and good, he's very merciful at the same time. And

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we as societies, and as individuals need to be the same way. You grow in knowledge, you need to grow and mercy at the same time. And I can't think of a better any piece of advice for myself and for all of us as you walk away from here, because you will grow in knowledge as a person. Regardless of what you do, you don't have to be an academic to actually grow in knowledge experiences knowledge at the end. Heckman LM are very inter

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intertangled

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In a lot of ways, like LM turns into some knowledge turns into experience, after you understand how it's practically how it needs to be used practically right, or the consequences of it later on. And that's what experiences are hikma, anybody, but knowledge is something going to grow. And if you grow into knowledge and then become less merciful,

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I'm gonna give you a quick example before we end this and children

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and families and houses, households, fathers with their kids, mothers with their kids and their siblings with the younger. Just because you know, more doesn't mean you can make the person in front of you doesn't know, feel worse about themselves. Just because you know more, because because you have more knowledge because you've tried more you have more experience in life, that does not make it okay for you to assume that the person in front of you should know what you know, immediately, and should be comfortable with that. That's not fair. You've known this for a long time, you've had time to reflect and contemplate you've had time to try it out. So you're comfortable with it.

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However, he is not or she is not because they haven't had that time. Don't expect because you know something that someone else knows it as well. There's no rush. Manda Rama dictates that you understand that the person for you may not know what you know, may not be able to know what you know, and may find it very difficult to take time to know it. But if you don't have Rama, you become a sloppy teacher. You can have a very bad teacher. And then you have a lot of bad teachers and in life a lot about teachers who make you hate learning certain things, whether it's academic stuff, or just lightly stuff. And fathers don't do that very well.

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I'm just letting you know, for the guidance. Fathers don't do this. Well, you know that to watch out. When you become a father, it's easy for you to become a sloppy teacher because you expect everyone to know what you know, they don't. So make sure you have enough to make up. So it balances out that knowledge that you have because it isn't important. You have knowledge it is worthy. You want to make sure that knowledge makes its way to those in your household, but there's no reason that in it, it's not gonna it's not going to do it. Well, and with that insha Allah in the next maybe five minutes before karma. I'll narrate to you the fourth hikma, the fourth pearl of wisdom

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that we've been talking about lately, and next week, we will continue

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read recite IFP and four and 500 or six, even next week, I've been what I've been doing is I've been taking the pearls of wisdom or heckum, they've been awfully less secondary was a very known scholar of Islam who who put together over 250 are trying to 60 or something like that to kind of have them number anymore. A number of pearls of wisdom and under scholars throughout Islamic history, I have put a lot of effort into explaining them, because they're very beautiful. They're very simple. You just have a simple it's a couple of words, and a very deep and if you think of it, you can always say that you'll always find one that'll work for you like this appeal. Pearl of Wisdom helps you in

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your life you understand properly. Another reason is because a lot of times I found that they were missing, explained or misinterpreted. Like I've heard people talk about these pearls of wisdom in a very, very bad manner, meaning they almost reversed what the meaning was was set out to be and that's important that the concepts are clear that we understand what we stand for. So the fourth hikma last time, I did the third today, I'll do the fourth. He says alladia.

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Enough second minute did we hear from our Barnaby he'd like to be healed enough sick. Enough second, me, dear from our karma the healer you'd like the healing of sick also in that moment. So relieve yourself from worrisome from worry after you plan things out. Because what others have done for you, you should not redo for yourself. That's what that's the wording of the hikma. So relieve yourself from worry, after you put your plan after you prepare your plan for what you want to do next, because what others and others is like a symbol within the second has done for you. You shouldn't read do for yourself or do it again for yourself. Now what this is saying is that Allah subhanaw

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taala, certain parts of our lives have been predestined. There are certain person that was similar to the last two or three pure pearls of wisdom. I can imagine to be honest, as a Muslim, once you decide to be a Muslim, something that's maybe on your list of the first four or five things you have to understand in Islam. Clearly. If you don't, then your compass is messed up and you're going to end up not doing things properly at all, understanding what destiny is and understand how he's going to deal with it. And I find I it's it's very striking. It's very surprising to me sometimes how many people I run into, who are well in their, you know, fifth or sixth decade of life who don't

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understand this at all who were and I never wondered how did you make it this far. And like with not with this not being a clear concept to you. Certain parts of your life are predestined certain parts of your life. You were born to your parents, you didn't get to choose them you're born you look a certain way you have a certain texture to your skin, your upbringing, a lot of your sacred social asset elements of your of your personality. A lot of these things you didn't choose the country your nationality, what how much money your parents had, how much you know I need the money

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You got to tell us when you were growing up, a lot of these things you don't change, you don't choose a you don't choose them. And this is what is predestined for you. But then there are other things that are not predestined that you need to take in your own hands, and you draw your destiny with. So what the prologue was missing is after you

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plan things out, you plan it out, you you you exhaust every resource to allow yourself to achieve a goal you want to become a lawyer or a doctor or a teacher, you want to start a company you want to travel. So you do everything you can you plan this out, you ask all the questions, you, you prepare yourself for it. From that moment on, do not waste time worrying.

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Do not waste time, worrying, worrying is a is a useless activity. It is a useless activity, we're all going to do it, you're gonna do it anyway. Regardless what I tell you today, you're still going to do it. But the more you can listen, the less you do it, the happier you're going to be. And the more functional you're going to be. What you need to focus on is doing your part, what is your part? To be it that's what the Hikmah tells us? Your part is to be it after to be here in a second Middleham Don't worry anymore. Why? Because that part? How was going to turn out someone else's done for you. Who did Allah Subhan did it for you? Why would you do something that someone else has

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already done for you, he took care of that part, he took care of how it is all going to work out long term, he took care of that. So why are you wasting time worrying about it. Just do your part. If you can, if you're if we all understand in our lives, and life will teach you this and life has taught me this and life is a very cool teacher.

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Life is not kind when it teaches you these things. You want to learn from life, be my guest or learned from or just learned early on, you have a role to play, do your part, do to the best of your ability, do not fall short of your part. And then after that, relieve yourself from worry, because worry is long term is what causes a lot of diseases is people die early 10 years because of because they worry themselves too much for things that they can't control. But are you capable of identifying what you can control and what you can't control? And maybe next time, Michelle, I'll continue talking about this pearl of wisdom. I'll explain that a bit more detail so perfectly. You

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