Adnan Rajeh – Tafseer 64 Part 2 Surat Al-Taghabun 05-10

Adnan Rajeh
AI: Summary © The importance of the surah in the Bible is discussed, as it is revealed after a prophet performed his backend job. The speaker emphasizes the importance of straight and continuous straight path for prosperity, avoiding mistreatment, and embracing one's actions. The speaker also highlights the importance of understanding Arabic language and the light that was sent to them, as well as the concept of "weAKier life" for everyone.
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2 weeks ago because last week, we fortunately

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canceled last minute.

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Doesn't happen very often, but

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we'll be okay for the rest of the,

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of the month. We stopped at aya number

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4, I think, in Surat At Tawabun.

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I can't remember. But we'll we'll we'll we'll

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continue from I number is it that correct?

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So we'll continue from I number 5. Now,

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usually, I I I plan to do it

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in 3 sessions. This may take more than

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3 sessions to do because we didn't go

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go very far,

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the first session. But Surah Ta'aban,

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it's a Madani Surah. It's a Surah that

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was revealed in Medina to the prophet with

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a meki flavor to it for sure. So

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and if you didn't if you weren't told,

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directly that this was a Madani Surah, there

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would be no way for you to know.

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You would, for sure, think it's a it's

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a Meqi one. Just the way that the

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the verses,

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are kind of put together.

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Aside from, you know, the only telling piece

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of it is,

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is the at the end of it. Yeah.

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But there's no that has

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in it. It's almost the,

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it's it's a it's a differentiating factor. If

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you see, you will have in a Surah,

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it's a Surah revealed in Madinah after the

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prophet performed his hijrah.

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All this all the Makkizur do not have

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that in that because the Muslims were not

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yet a nation, so they were not a

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group.

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Not not not an identifiable

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one yet. So that just doesn't exist. But

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aside from that, the topics

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of this surah are very are very meccy

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in nature. And and that's why I tried

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to explain

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kinda how it fits within this, within the

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theme of this juzuk from the Mujadilah

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to a tareem, which is the 28 juzuk,

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and it's the second cluster of surahs within

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the Mufasal. Mufasal is from and

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has 4 groups of surahs, which are the

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4 ajuzah. It's 4 juzu, and each juzu

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is a is a is a is a

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group or a cluster of surahs.

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And this cluster is al Mezani, and it

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talks about organizational aspects of the Muslim

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population or community or country. And each surah

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takes a different,

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aspect of of organization. It looks it looks

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at it and it discusses it. In the

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midst of all of that, before the Surah

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be the Juzu becomes too technical,

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we have this Surah in the middle of

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that just kinda breaks off

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or breaks away from talking about technicalities because

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firq is very technical. If you study firq,

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it's extremely technical. It's just what you can

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do, can't do, must do, shouldn't do. It's

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just it doesn't matter. It doesn't talk a

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lot about ethics. It doesn't go into reasoning

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a lot. It just explains what and whatnot.

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And if you come and attend the fiqh

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course, you'll see. We'll we'll we'll use terminology.

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We'll use wordings that you'll be like, does

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that even happen?

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Maybe not. But if it did happen, this

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is what the hokum would be. And that's

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what is interested in. Sometimes the hokum will

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will bring

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examples that are that are utterly disgusting. Something

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that you like that would who would ever

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do this? It doesn't matter.

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The idea is if it does happen, this

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is the hukum, because tifaqa is not interested

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in your, yeah, in your

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gag reflex and how and how what what

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you what you find to be enjoyable or

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not. It's about the technicalities of what you

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can and cannot do. And that's what this

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juzah is about. This whole juzah is just

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going into,

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the halal and the haram and and the

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ways and the way to do things and

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what to do and whatnot. It's a very

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thick,

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rich juzum. Now I don't for the purpose

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of these of these sessions, I don't go

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into the thick into too much detail.

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And, not that I don't think it's important,

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but I just that that's not the purpose

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of what we're trying to do here. I'm

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trying to get you to understand how the

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Quran works in general. If you wanna learn

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the, you can always go back and learn

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the from its sources

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that put together all of the evidence.

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But this surah reminds you of why you're

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doing all of this stuff.

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Why? Because if you lose if you lose

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sight of why you're doing it, then what

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you do will eventually

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deviate from its proper course.

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If you're doing the right thing, but you

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forget why you're doing the right thing, then

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eventually, you'll stop doing the right thing. You'll

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start doing something that's similar to it but

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not really it, and it'll stop being right.

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Because you did you lost you need a

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you need you need your compass.

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You need an endpoint that you can connect

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everything to so that it keeps what you're

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doing on course.

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I'm I'm if you're walking in a in

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a path and it's straight

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without

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a compass, without a direction, you'll even though

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you think of going straight, you'll slowly start

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to curve. The curvature will be so so

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small that you won't be able to actually

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see it. Like, you'll make an angle.

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If you take a 1% angle change in

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in the course of, of

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you don't feel at the beginning.

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Right? Like, it's the 2 lines, and they

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and then they differentiate

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at 1 one one degrees. One degrees or

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less. Let's say half a degrees. Let's say

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something in the At the beginning, those

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those continue to be right on top of

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each other for quite a while.

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But go go 50,000

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kilometers forward and then show me how close

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they are to one another.

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Go a million in this they're they're not

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even the same galaxy anymore. Yeah. In order

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for this line to stay straight,

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the only way is it has to be

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connected to the end point. That's how you

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keep it straight. There's no other way.

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Right? That's the only way. If you're if

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you're holding on, yeah, I need to a

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rope. The only way it it stays straight

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is that if it's tied to the destination,

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and then you just pull your way forward.

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It doesn't and at that point, it doesn't

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matter because if life if winds pick you

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up and throw you over there, you still

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know how to walk the straight path from

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over there. Because the straight path doesn't necessarily

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exist in a specific spot. The straight path

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is relevant

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or relative to you.

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The the straightness of the path, the this

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concept, is it's relative

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to you, to where you are. It's not

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like you need to come to it. No.

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No. Where you are, walk the straight path

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towards the destination. The only way you can

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do that is you have to know where

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the destination actually is. The moment you lose

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sight of the destination, you start walking in

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another direction.

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It's a straight path, but yours is maybe

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it starts from a different place from where

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mine does. So we're not necessarily on the

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exact same path, but our destination is the

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same.

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And you walk it straight from where you

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are, if you think if you're again, that's

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not what I'm trying to explain to you.

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But the only way you can do it

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is that you have to be continuously,

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ongoingly

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attached to these destinations.

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The moment you lose sight of it, it's

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halos. It's not gonna be straight anymore.

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You're gonna yeah. You'll you'll you'll zigzag before

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you can find your way. You mean it.

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You and you probably won't find your way

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regardless because you just don't know where you're

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going.

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When it comes to when it comes to

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organization

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you see, what these these surahs did, if

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you understand

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how Islam evolved, what these surahs did is

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they gave they gave Muslims

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regulations and rules

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and processes.

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Of the profoundness, and they love it, to

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a group of people who had rules, regulations,

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and processes put in place.

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They had a hierarchy. They had a way

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of running things, and they ran things. They

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built a country

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almost from nothing.

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Almost from nothing. Every country in the world,

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like, historically. I'm not talking about any modern

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day historically, any any country required resources.

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Countries only existed around,

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rivers.

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Rivers is the Euphrates and Digila and Nile,

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the Nile. That's how that's how that's how

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we old

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civilizations, you required a body of water of

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some sort. You required

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land that was rich, that was green, that

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was filled with agriculture, had a lot of

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yeah. You had means for life to exist

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so you can build on it. In the

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desert,

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it's very rare, and almost no civilization has

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really thrived in the desert.

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Was working with peanuts.

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Yet there was nothing. There was nothing in

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terms of resources, almost nothing.

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But what was rich on

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was principles and values,

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people.

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He invested a lot in people.

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And after he invested in people for 13

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years or whatever the timing line is, now

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it was time to put processes in place.

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Here's how we're going to get things done.

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Here's what here's the rules. Here here are

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the rules.

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Everyone has to play by the rules. Everyone

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has to follow these rules in order for

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it to work for us. So they did.

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They started following these rules and things when

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you start doing that, by the way, things

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work out really quickly.

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Like, the the the thriving processes

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prosperity happens really quickly when people who are

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like minded start following rules and everyone carries

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their weight in the whole story and everyone

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does something, things change.

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It was very easy in the midst of

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that for them to forget why they were

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doing all of it.

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They forget why they're doing it, then then

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it ceases to have any barakah or any

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or or any value to it. And we're

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just like, yeah. We're we're this group. We

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built something. We want to maintain what we

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built.

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Why?

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Why do you want to maintain what you

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built?

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What's the purpose of maintaining it? Why is

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it so important to begin with? Who cares

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about whatever it is that you built?

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Why is it worth maintaining?

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See, those questions,

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most people don't think about it. We built

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it. It's ours, so we have to maintain

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it. That is the logic. It's a flawed

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logic and it doesn't work in the long

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run, but it's the logic for a lot

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of

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in Islam, no. No. Even when it came

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to the Muslim.

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Yeah. You have to know why it is

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that you're doing these things. You're doing it

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because Allah

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commanded you to. Because he is

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because

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because that's why.

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All these verses just talk about his majesty

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so that you remember exactly so you know.

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There's no other reason. There's no other reason.

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Whatever reason your nafs comes up with, which

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is that feeling of of of of ownership,

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that is just based on selfishness or based

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on that, concept of it's mine.

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I invested my time in it. I invested

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my life in it. I invested my energy

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in it. So it's worth maintaining because I

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invested time in it. No. It isn't.

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It it

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isn't. The only reason that it's worth is

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because Allah

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commanded you to do it. Because it pleases

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Allah. And you have to make sure it

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continues to please Allah So you have to

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do it right.

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There's a lot of aqam and fiqh that

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can be mispracticed,

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that can be practiced in ways that are

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not pleasing to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. That

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can actually harm people because the niyyah is

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wrong and because the method is wrong and

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because the knowledge and the interpretation and the

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extraction of the evidence was wrong. It wasn't

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done for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa

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ta'ala. So it's used to oppress people.

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Right?

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And our deen, isn't the concept of Wali

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ul Amr important?

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It's important. The concept of the of the

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leader. Wali ul Amr, the person who is

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yani is is in charge of you politically.

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It's important.

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But then if you if you if you

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forget why it's important,

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if you get why it's important, it becomes

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a goal on its own. It's it's used

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to

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to it's used to strengthen dictatorships, and it's

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used to silence people and to throw them

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in jails and to kill them and murder

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them, take away their freedom of speech and

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freedom of thought.

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Something important if it's not used appropriately,

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if you lose this if if the destination

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of why it's there is lost, if you

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forget why it's there,

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it's there so that Allah's

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word can be followed.

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That's why it's there. It's an important thing.

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Every every Muslim now has a brain know

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this important part of our deen. The prophet,

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alayhis salam, explained it to us time and

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time again. But then if you lose how

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it's going to be used, then it turns

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into something that's oppressive,

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and it causes

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people to to lose their ability to think

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freely or speak freely. And it and it

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and there's a lot of examples like that.

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A lot of the regarding women are the

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same.

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A lot of the regarding

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women are very similar in nature.

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And the concept of the weli in marriage,

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same thing. Same idea here. It's there for

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her protection, for her safety, for her dignity,

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not for control.

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Not so she can be controlled and she

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not so that she can be married off

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to whoever is more

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lucrative for the father or whatever works better.

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It's there so that

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it's it's a it's a it's a safety

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valve to make sure that this she's not

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going to be married up to someone who

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will mistreat her and oppress her and and

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take her life and throw her away when

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they're done with her.

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Right? So the the ruling is there, but

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the the you forget why the ruling is

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there. Who put it there? What did he

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want when he put it there? Then it

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can be used later on to mistreat people.

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And this is an important part of this

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is what Surah Taqaban talks about. That's the

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name,

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fooling.

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The act of there's rubin. You're you're being

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fooled and you're fooling others. There's a we're

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going back and forth with with lying to

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one another. We're fooling each other, and we're

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eluding each other. It's a scary thing. It's

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a scary thing. It happens all the time,

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but this is why this surah is here.

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It's to my that's why this surah is

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just filled with grace.

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It's filled with the grace of Allah. That's

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all it is. There's no here.

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There's no in this whole Surah, which is

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very out of keeping.

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0.

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All all of them have, like, 3 or

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4,

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jurisprudence

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based rulings

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that you'll find chapters and books of that

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are based on. And then in so the

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have 0, not one. Not even one. Not

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even one nothing.

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Just speaking of his grace to pound out

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an advice for us at the end of

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it.

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And real advice for us at the end

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of it. That's very very valuable. But it's

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there to to make sure the company just

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take you back a bit. And then go

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back.

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1 other 2. Surah that are very

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rich.

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Very rich. But right in the middle of

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it, just right there, just hold on a

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second. Remember, may I remind you of why

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you do what you do? It's not about

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you.

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It's not to give you control. It's not

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so that you can make something out of

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it. It's not so you can get ahead.

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It's so that you please Allah subhanahu wa

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ta'ala. So remember, and think before you do

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it. Is this gonna please Allah? Would this

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please Allah? It's not very hard. It's the

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easiest question with the easiest answer.

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Before you do something, you ask, will this

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please Allah? And you'll know immediately if it

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will or it won't based on how it's

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being done and who it's being done. You'll

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like that. This is impossible. This is pleasing

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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Look look look how it's affecting this. It

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can't be. But it's his ruling. I know.

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Take a look again.

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Take a look. You'll find that there's something

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missing in how you're practicing his rulings of

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Palantad. There's something. There's an element here that

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wasn't,

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that wasn't, taken into account.

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Right?

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There's so many examples I can give you

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online.

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So many examples that are it's not even

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funny.

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People we wanna force people to,

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to be religious.

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No. And we just start with a force

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people, especially young people.

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We want to force them to be religious,

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force them to do this, force them to

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do that.

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Take a moment. Is is that what he

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wanted?

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Is forcing someone please Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala?

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Simple answer. Simple question.

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Doesn't please him at all. Why would it

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please him? Why does he want someone standing

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in front of in Salah who does not

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want to speak to him? What how does

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that please him?

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Right? We're tempted to do it. We think

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it's the right thing. We think that's how

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we're supposed to. No. It's not. You force

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someone, you get nowhere. This doesn't help at

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all.

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Maybe it makes you look a little bit

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better in front of your peers, but it

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doesn't help.

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There's a lot of examples.

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I wanted to pray my kids. I know.

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I know you do. We all do.

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Forcing them is how how is that?

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Oh, you take a hadith or you take

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a a quote from someone,

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and you use it in a way that's

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self serving.

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And the goal of it is to remind

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just just remind yourself of why you do

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what you do

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and what matters and what doesn't matter, what's

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important, what's not important. And it hurts a

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little bit because you want to believe that,

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you know, the things that we love are

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important and significant. I would like to believe

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that. You know, this place is significant, and,

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of course, it's not.

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The only significance it carries is is if

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it's serving Allah subhana appropriately. And if it's

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not, then it doesn't matter.

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I would like to believe otherwise, that it's

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worth preserving at all costs. It's not worth

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preserving at all costs. Nothing is.

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The only thing that's worth preserving us at

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all costs is Islam itself,

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if understood appropriately.

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If not, then we're running to another problem.

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But now the the Quran, that's it. And

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nothing else?

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Everything else is

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it's based on whatever it's trying to serve,

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whatever

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objective it has, whatever goal it has.

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And that goes in this Surah. It's just

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that's that's why it's here. It's a reminder.

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It's a hard and harsh one.

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It's a harsh reminder, but it's a really,

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really needed one. And you need that in

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your life. We all do. You need that

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reminders of why we're doing what we're doing.

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Because you can get carried away. You can

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get into your habit of your work and

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your family. Why are you doing all this?

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What's the point?

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What was the goal?

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The goal was

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to raise a good Muslim family. Is that

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what you're doing?

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You'll step back and say, no. That's not

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what I'm doing anymore.

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I'm not doing that anymore.

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That's not what's happening.

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Got myself into a good job. I'm making

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a lot of money. They're in great schools.

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They have all I didn't raise

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the the functional Muslim family that I wanted

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to do. Then what was the point of

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all of it?

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You thought you were. You got into the

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focus. This is what I'm doing. This is

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what I'm but is that actually what happened?

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Did you achieve the objective? You didn't? Then

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you need to step back and revisit the

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whole thing

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and then actually get that done if that's

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the goal. Right?

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If that's the goal, then you sometimes you

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have to make difficult decisions and go back

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and say, well, that's just I'm not achieving

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it. I have to go back to the

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drawing board all over again. No one likes

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to do that because that's an admission within

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that is an admission of being wrong.

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Within that lies the admission of being wrong.

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And we don't want to admit that we

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were wrong. We don't want to admit that

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we let ourselves get carried away for a

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couple of years and didn't assess things appropriately.

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And now we're in a position where, oh

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my gosh, this is not where I need

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to be. It's easier to just to lie

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to yourself and continue and act like, no.

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No. We're I'm fine. Everything is fine. It's

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much more difficult to say it isn't fine.

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This isn't good.

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I'm not where I need to be, and

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this is not working. And then you go

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back and it's it's, it's not it's not

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it's not fun. But that's what Surat Al

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Rabbon is about.

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What means?

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You're fooled.

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You fooled yourself.

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You lied to yourself. It's not what it

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you didn't you didn't get there. Alright. So

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you recite the first 4 verses that were

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nothing

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but a,

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a demonstration

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of the majesty of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala,

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where we he covered

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all of his main attributes as if he

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is

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as if he is presenting himself to you.

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It is as if he, who is presenting

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himself to you, just so you know who

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he is. So you you go back and

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say, oh, this is why I'm you you

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said this remind yourself that's who I'm serving.

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That's who I am dedicating my life to

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for.

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He has done all of the basics of

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his attributes, subhanahu wa ta'ala. Just as a

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reminder for us that you're not serving someone

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simple, someone like you, a peer. No. You're

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serving the almighty

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That is worthy of of of you always

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reminding yourself of that as you go along.

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And, we stopped at I number 4. So

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we'll continue with I number 5 inshallah. I'm

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a try to make it to the end

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of the page Shabbat and maybe a verse

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after that if if if time allows. Okay.

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So he starts

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the discussion of this surah after he establishes

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his presentation

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of his majesty to you as a servant

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reminding you of who it is that you

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are serving and and why it's important for

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you to do so. He

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says, Never

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are are the is the news or the

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news.

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The historical news, I'm sorry,

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of of something.

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Neba. And that's why you have a Surah

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in the Quran. It comes it's called the

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Neba. Right? And it and if you if

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if you watched the, you know, the television

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back in the Middle East many years many

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decades ago, then,

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the the news was called Meshach Al Amba.

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Right?

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Nabah meant, yeah, a piece of of of

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fresh news. So

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the news of the disbelievers

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or those and here, he's referring to those

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who defied Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala, not disbelievers

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as in just people who didn't know, but

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those who defied.

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Who came before.

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Has the news of the of those who

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defied Allah

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and refused to believe.

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Has their news not come to you?

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Do you not hear any of the news

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of what happened to the people who decided

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to do that? And he's referring to, obviously,

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to men to all the nations that occur

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that came before from Nuh alayhi salaam, to

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Dhul, to Shu'aibs,

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to all of the prophets and their people,

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who were punished.

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They tasted.

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The

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is the is the negative

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consequence of something. So

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meaning they tasted the negative consequence

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of their matter, of what they did or

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how they carried themselves.

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So they were punished in this life, and

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they tasted the negative

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consequence of their behaviors in this life, and

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then they had a painful punishment on the

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day of Jazh. May Allah protect all of

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us. But that's what they're saying here. It's

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a very short verse, and it and it

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summarizes

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almost like,

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maybe

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up to 15% of the Quran is is

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what this verse talked about. This verse is

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summarized, like, 15% 15% of what the Quran

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is. The Quran, 15% of it is talking

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to you about the behaviors

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of previous nations who were that led for

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them to be punished in dunya and punished

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Yom al Qiyamah. Right? If you think the

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the frequency of the story of Musa alayhi

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salaam,

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the frequency of the story of Ibrahim with

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the different, Yani people that he dealt with.

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The frequency of the story of Hud alayhis

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salaam with and with with

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Sadum and Shu'aib with Median. Right? And Nuh

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alayhis salaam with his people. If you think

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about these stories, they are repeated in the

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Quran so many times, and that's what they

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are. They're just telling you the the stories,

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the news,

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the stories of of the disbelievers, the defiers

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of

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Allah who came before. And then they found

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the consequences

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of that in this life, the punishment on

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the day of judgment. And this is, in

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my opinion, this ayah that is overlooked in

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terms of its, it's a very it's an

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ayah that summarizes within a couple of words

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Allah what the Quran is about, and it

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simplifies it for you. It simplifies it.

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It's simple. You if you live this right,

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if you do it right, then

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you find in your life, and you find

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after your life.

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And if you live this wrong,

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then you will find the negative consequences of

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the mistakes that you made in your life,

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and then you will be punished after it.

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So

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this equation makes it really easy to make

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a decision.

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Like, it makes it super simple to decide

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what you're going to do with your life.

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It doesn't leave a lot of of of

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room for discussion.

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If it was anything else, I could understand

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it'd be easier for me to understand, and

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I think it it would make more sense

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if it was a little bit different, where

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where if you lived

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a life of ease

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and and beauty and and and, you know,

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prosperity,

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and then you're punished,

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versus you live a life of difficulty and

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negativity

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and passivity and failure, and then you're you

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do well

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then you can make it I may you

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can make a, an argument here. Well well,

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I'm gonna get something good either now or

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later. It's just a matter of deciding of

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you whether you want it now or later.

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Right? But that's not what the Quran is

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saying. Quran is saying, look, it either sucks

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now and later

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or is good now or later. And if

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that's the argument, then why why would I

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go on this one? So what's the reason

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that I don't seem to feel

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that that's how this decision is made? Meaning,

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I'm saying that to you, and you may

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be, like, yeah, that may but why don't

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you feel it to be that? So I'd

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be like, well, you don't feel that to

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be the case. I feel like the the

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lifestyle

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that will lead me to punishment, Yom Elkayam,

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is about actually a great lifestyle. It's not

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you're saying,

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you're saying that it it it sucks now

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and later? Well, I don't think so. I

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think it sucks later for sure, but it's

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awesome now. It's really great now. It's really

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great. There's so much fun you can have

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and so much and that's where the tarabun

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comes in.

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And that's the tarabun.

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That's a part of this rabun,

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of you being fooled,

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of the fooling that's happening.

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You think that, no, it's actually great and

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fun and enjoyable now, and it's bad later.

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No. It sucks here

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too. Don't don't be fooled by the,

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temporary highs that you get.

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Don't be fooled by them.

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Don't don't let the tagabun happen where you

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think

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they're miserable.

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They're miserable.

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People who live like that aren't happy. Deep

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down inside, they're not happy. They look for

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ways to be happy because they're not.

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Because it's not fulfilling.

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Because there's a part of you as a

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person that needs fulfillment,

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need to be fulfilled.

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What what does that word come from in

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English? Where does it come from? Fulfillment something

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it comes from the fact that there's an

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emptiness on the inside because there's an emptiness

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inside the heart and the nuffs of the

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human being. It's always there. It doesn't matter

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how much how much alcohol and drugs and

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and * and and and wealth you throw

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at it. It it'll always be empty. Actually,

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the more you throw at it, the the

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more the emptier it gets,

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the more miserable you are, the more depressed

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and upset that you are. Fulfillment is what

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gets driven. Fulfillment

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is not you don't get fulfillment from temporary

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highs. You don't. You don't get you get

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fulfill fulfillment from,

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from purposeful living, from purposeful living. When you

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live for a cause and a sake that

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is that is little that's beyond you, that

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has some that has a meaning that has

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meaning for your life within it. Even people

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who aren't necessarily religious will still find a

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certain degree of fulfillment when they live that

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way. It's unfortunate that they don't, you know,

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look one step further. Just one step further

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just to a bigger picture. But even those

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who don't who decide

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even those who aren't religious are able to

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come to that conclusion.

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It's not hard to say that, yeah, the

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the this life of, I I

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this this fast lane life that I'm living

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where it's just jumping from one high to

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the other is not full this is making

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me more and more depressed and more and

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more insecure and scared.

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So they look for fulfillment and they find

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fulfillment. And most people find fulfillment in family

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and family and, you know, good relationships and

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a job and stuff. They still feel that

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something's missing, but the void isn't as big.

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The void and the emptiness is not as

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big. So it's it's it's they can yeah.

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I can find a way around it. One

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more step. One more step. If you wanna

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find fulfillment, one more step, you you you

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figure out who you're

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why you're here,

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and then things it becomes much easier to

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live.

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Those who defied, 2 things happen to them.

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They lost their dunya and they lost their

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akhla. They lost both.

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Don't don't be like that. Don't do that.

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Don't lose both because you can't can't win

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1 and lose the other. You'll lose both

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or you'll win both.

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Right?

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You see, I say this a lot.

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I I I I can tell that a

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lot of younger people don't, understand it or

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agree with it.

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I know they don't.

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Because when you're young, you can't you can't

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wrap your head around it.

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Because you're seeing all the other people who

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are living a different life. You're like, well,

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that seems so much more fun.

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They just do whatever they want all the

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time, and

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you don't understand that it it it it

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it doesn't make them happier in this life

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that they're living. It doesn't make them happier.

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They won't be happier. They won't be they

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won't feel better about themselves.

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Actually, it'll make their life will be more

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difficult than yours.

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And people can it has nothing to do

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with with wealth even. There are people who

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are living in parts of the world that

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they can barely have enough to get along.

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But they're more fulfilled than people who are

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billionaires.

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Money was never a good way to, to

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figure out fulfillment

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and long term happiness. The money was never

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a good measure.

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As long as you have just enough to

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get get by, as long as you're not

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in poverty, where you can't, yeah, you fill

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your the belly of your children of your

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own or or clothe yourself or or give

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yourself shelter.

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As long as you had just enough than

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that, then money was never good. After after

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a certain these studies of, of, long term

00:30:01 --> 00:30:01

happiness,

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they they concluded this is, like, this is

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real world data. That after

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$60,000 a year, money had no effect

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on people's well-being.

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Like, after 60,000,

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per 60 k per year, once we hit

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that,

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more money didn't mean anything else in terms

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of long term happiness or fulfillment. It did

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nothing. Anything less than that, it did because

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people did if you have that's a 60

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k living here, you don't you can't take

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care of yourself. Like, you're not you're not

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taking care of yourself. You're not you're not

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able to function, so you're miserable because you're

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not able to function normally. You have enough

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money to, yeah, to do what you want

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to do and do the basics in your

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life. So once we got you 60 k,

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after that, it didn't make a difference.

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So they have to look to other reasons

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for why people feel fulfilled.

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So it is it is the truth. And

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if and the younger you yeah. The younger

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you are when you find that out,

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that that these, you know, temporary highs don't

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make you happier,

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that they don't make life easier for you,

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that they actually make it more difficult. The

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earlier you figure this out, the better you

00:31:02 --> 00:31:03

live, the better you live. And you find

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out that it's fulfillment,

00:31:05 --> 00:31:08

it's when you have purpose, that's what's gonna

00:31:08 --> 00:31:08

make you happy.

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And you give that a good long thought

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and you start looking what Allah subhanahu wa

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ta'ala explains. Then you find out when you

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live for Allah

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You live happy and you die happy

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even if you have very little.

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Even if you have very, very little. Why?

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Because

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as they say. Our

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our heavens are in our heart.

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It's inside.

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We find we find the beauty of life

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inside of us because of who it is

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that we serve and the connection that we

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have. So it doesn't it's not something external.

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It's something internal

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that we that we possess that those around

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us don't.

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And that's what we hope for, at least.

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So he continues

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here, and he explains this.

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The reason that they got this punishment,

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the the negative outcome both in in this

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life and the and the

00:32:01 --> 00:32:01

hereafter.

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Mean and the reason that happened is is

00:32:05 --> 00:32:07

how the Arabic is the phrase in Arabic

00:32:07 --> 00:32:08

that kinda means that.

00:32:09 --> 00:32:11

Is is based on the fact that

00:32:13 --> 00:32:15

their prophets or messengers came to them with

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clarifications.

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This is the word that's used in the

00:32:18 --> 00:32:19

Quran. Not sure if you noticed it or

00:32:19 --> 00:32:21

you thought about it. The word

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Right? It's in the Quran a lot. Correct?

00:32:23 --> 00:32:24

You probably

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read the Quran a lot, see this word

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is is is is it's, yeah, it's part

00:32:27 --> 00:32:30

of the nomenclature of the Quran. It's always

00:32:30 --> 00:32:30

there.

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The singular term is the name of one

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of the surahs that we have later on.

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It's a word that's all through the Quran

00:32:36 --> 00:32:37

to clarify something.

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That's how Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala describes

00:32:41 --> 00:32:43

what it is that he sent with his

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prophets and messengers. He describes the the book

00:32:46 --> 00:32:48

and he describes the teachings to be clarifications.

00:32:49 --> 00:32:49

Clarifications.

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Not innate

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not not,

00:32:54 --> 00:32:55

fundamentals.

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The fundamental teachings, you can pretty much figure

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out yourself. Like, the basics you'll probably come

00:33:00 --> 00:33:03

to conclusion of yourself. What you need are

00:33:03 --> 00:33:03

clarifications,

00:33:04 --> 00:33:06

just some some clarity on certain aspects that

00:33:06 --> 00:33:08

you're not sure about. Because most of what

00:33:08 --> 00:33:09

I'm telling you in these halakat

00:33:10 --> 00:33:11

are things that if you just live long

00:33:11 --> 00:33:12

enough and you live,

00:33:13 --> 00:33:15

large enough, you'll come to the conclusions of

00:33:15 --> 00:33:16

on your own. Like, you could sit here

00:33:16 --> 00:33:18

and say the same. You you wouldn't need

00:33:18 --> 00:33:20

me to someone who lived 70 years and

00:33:20 --> 00:33:21

was all over the place will send it

00:33:21 --> 00:33:23

to you. Yeah. I that doesn't help. He

00:33:23 --> 00:33:24

can check he can give it to you

00:33:24 --> 00:33:27

as as real life, experience. It doesn't help

00:33:27 --> 00:33:29

you. Yai, the more,

00:33:29 --> 00:33:31

wealth you have and the more you travel

00:33:31 --> 00:33:32

and the more that it doesn't it doesn't

00:33:32 --> 00:33:34

make you feel more fulfilled. There's other things

00:33:34 --> 00:33:35

that will make you feel more fulfilled. But,

00:33:35 --> 00:33:36

again, the person would have to be willing

00:33:36 --> 00:33:38

to accept that maybe they made some bad

00:33:38 --> 00:33:40

decisions in their lives, but, well, some people

00:33:40 --> 00:33:41

aren't, some people aren't. So this is these

00:33:41 --> 00:33:43

are these are stuff that most people can

00:33:43 --> 00:33:46

conclude. So what the dean brought was clarifications,

00:33:46 --> 00:33:48

begging us, something to clarify, to make it

00:33:48 --> 00:33:48

clear.

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There's you know, we have the basic idea.

00:33:52 --> 00:33:53

There's some unclarity.

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Something is it's not a 100%, so let's

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clear it up. Let's make sure that you

00:34:00 --> 00:34:03

have clarity on it, which is what the

00:34:03 --> 00:34:05

Surah is called al bayina, the clarification.

00:34:06 --> 00:34:07

And everything that he sent

00:34:08 --> 00:34:09

with the clarifications.

00:34:10 --> 00:34:12

We came in. We clarified. We made sure

00:34:12 --> 00:34:14

it was all obvious and clear to them.

00:34:16 --> 00:34:18

Again, with clarification, you don't have you can't

00:34:18 --> 00:34:21

be fooled anymore. You can't have tawabun anymore.

00:34:21 --> 00:34:22

There's no fooling going on. Just you're clear.

00:34:22 --> 00:34:24

You know why. You know why you're doing

00:34:24 --> 00:34:26

what you're doing. You know the point of

00:34:26 --> 00:34:28

it, the purpose of it. You know the

00:34:28 --> 00:34:29

destination. You see the goal, and you're not

00:34:29 --> 00:34:30

fooled by anything.

00:34:30 --> 00:34:32

That's very valuable. It's a val it's a

00:34:32 --> 00:34:33

valuable way to live.

00:34:34 --> 00:34:35

It's a valuable way to live live for

00:34:35 --> 00:34:36

sure.

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The response was what? People are going to

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guide us.

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Their problem wasn't with the teachings

00:34:47 --> 00:34:49

or the clarifications. The problem was with

00:34:50 --> 00:34:52

the medium of of transfer of information.

00:34:53 --> 00:34:56

Their problem was with the medium of information

00:34:56 --> 00:34:58

trans transfer. They didn't like it.

00:34:58 --> 00:35:00

The data was coming through another person like

00:35:00 --> 00:35:02

them, so they thought that wasn't appropriate.

00:35:03 --> 00:35:06

People are going to, guide us. No. That's

00:35:06 --> 00:35:07

not gonna happen. I'm not gonna accept guidance

00:35:07 --> 00:35:08

from people.

00:35:09 --> 00:35:10

It was arrogance.

00:35:12 --> 00:35:14

It was simply arrogance that did not allow

00:35:14 --> 00:35:15

them to, to accept.

00:35:20 --> 00:35:21

This piece to me is

00:35:22 --> 00:35:24

is an like, these verses in the Quran

00:35:24 --> 00:35:26

are very my my opinion. Yeah. They're they're

00:35:26 --> 00:35:26

underrated

00:35:27 --> 00:35:29

in in in what they're teaching.

00:35:29 --> 00:35:31

They're very, very simple, yet they're very profound.

00:35:33 --> 00:35:35

So you live big. You have a lot

00:35:35 --> 00:35:37

of wealth. You have a lot of knowledge.

00:35:37 --> 00:35:38

You're very popular.

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You're going places. You're doing things.

00:35:40 --> 00:35:41

If you're arrogant,

00:35:42 --> 00:35:43

even to the slightest,

00:35:45 --> 00:35:47

then you're not you'll you'll never be happy,

00:35:47 --> 00:35:50

Never truly be happy. And you'll never truly

00:35:50 --> 00:35:51

be able to learn

00:35:51 --> 00:35:53

the things that you don't know. And you'll

00:35:53 --> 00:35:55

never be able to truly grow in your

00:35:55 --> 00:35:56

life.

00:35:56 --> 00:35:58

You'll never truly grow because of just just

00:35:58 --> 00:35:59

a little bit of arrogance.

00:36:00 --> 00:36:02

That arrogance takes away from you,

00:36:02 --> 00:36:05

your potential to grow and to learn and

00:36:05 --> 00:36:06

to find happiness.

00:36:06 --> 00:36:08

Someone who's arrogant is always comparing himself to

00:36:08 --> 00:36:10

someone else. That's exhausting.

00:36:11 --> 00:36:14

It's exhausting. It's very tiring. When you're ongoingly

00:36:15 --> 00:36:17

just comparing yourself to someone else, comparing yourself

00:36:17 --> 00:36:19

to someone else, trying to size them up,

00:36:19 --> 00:36:20

trying to figure out why you're better or

00:36:20 --> 00:36:22

why they're not as good or And it's

00:36:22 --> 00:36:24

a it's it's it's tiring and there's no

00:36:24 --> 00:36:25

end to it.

00:36:25 --> 00:36:27

You could be the

00:36:27 --> 00:36:29

the most handsome,

00:36:29 --> 00:36:33

rich, popular, loved person, and still someone will

00:36:33 --> 00:36:34

come along and take a little bit away

00:36:34 --> 00:36:36

of that. And then you'll you'll go back

00:36:36 --> 00:36:37

to the same. It's very tiring.

00:36:38 --> 00:36:40

With arrogance, it's hard. You can't learn from

00:36:40 --> 00:36:41

anyone because

00:36:41 --> 00:36:43

because you you don't have the ability to

00:36:43 --> 00:36:45

to learn. You have to have a certain

00:36:45 --> 00:36:47

degree of humbleness. You have to an admission,

00:36:47 --> 00:36:48

an acknowledgment of ignorance,

00:36:49 --> 00:36:51

and an acknowledgment of someone else knowing something

00:36:51 --> 00:36:53

else, something that you don't. And that immediately

00:36:53 --> 00:36:55

could turn into a comparison. If that's how

00:36:55 --> 00:36:57

you see it and you are arrogant, then

00:36:57 --> 00:36:58

you're not gonna be okay with that. So

00:36:58 --> 00:37:00

the only way to get rid of that

00:37:00 --> 00:37:01

is to say that I I I I'm

00:37:01 --> 00:37:02

not gonna learn from them. They don't have

00:37:02 --> 00:37:04

anything to offer me. So you will lose

00:37:04 --> 00:37:05

out every time.

00:37:05 --> 00:37:07

You will you will lose the opportunity to

00:37:07 --> 00:37:10

learn every single time. And the only time

00:37:10 --> 00:37:11

you will learn is if the person in

00:37:11 --> 00:37:13

front of you can do something for you.

00:37:13 --> 00:37:15

So you're okay with them being

00:37:16 --> 00:37:18

one rank higher because they can do something

00:37:18 --> 00:37:20

for you aside from teaching. They can they

00:37:20 --> 00:37:22

can help you up, which means that the

00:37:22 --> 00:37:23

way you will learn is not the way

00:37:23 --> 00:37:25

of objectivity. You will learn the biased manner.

00:37:26 --> 00:37:28

You'll only take information that serves you, information

00:37:28 --> 00:37:31

that helps you, meaning information that that you

00:37:31 --> 00:37:32

want to hear. Is

00:37:32 --> 00:37:34

hearing stuff that you don't want to hear.

00:37:35 --> 00:37:37

That's what is. Like, the majority of like

00:37:37 --> 00:37:38

actual

00:37:38 --> 00:37:39

is. You have to sit there and listen

00:37:39 --> 00:37:41

to something that bothers you when you listen

00:37:41 --> 00:37:43

to the first time, and And then thinking

00:37:43 --> 00:37:44

about it again and then thinking about it

00:37:44 --> 00:37:45

again. That's what is.

00:37:46 --> 00:37:47

If you're if you're gonna sit with some

00:37:47 --> 00:37:49

listening to someone who's only gonna say what

00:37:49 --> 00:37:51

you want or what you you're

00:37:51 --> 00:37:52

not gonna learn anything.

00:37:53 --> 00:37:54

You'll learn nothing.

00:37:55 --> 00:37:57

If if if you're constantly preaching to the

00:37:57 --> 00:37:59

choir or making sure that whoever's preaching to

00:37:59 --> 00:38:00

you is saying only the stuff that you

00:38:00 --> 00:38:03

want to hear that that that that are

00:38:03 --> 00:38:05

in keeping with your with your understandings of

00:38:05 --> 00:38:06

stuff, then you don't.

00:38:07 --> 00:38:08

What are you going to learn?

00:38:09 --> 00:38:12

There's no challenging of of of of, of

00:38:12 --> 00:38:14

concepts and and comprehension. If there's no challenging

00:38:14 --> 00:38:15

of them, what what are you learning?

00:38:16 --> 00:38:18

Arrogance takes away your ability to do all

00:38:18 --> 00:38:21

this stuff. Takes away your ability to, I

00:38:21 --> 00:38:22

mean, to to actually

00:38:24 --> 00:38:26

put your heart into something because if you

00:38:26 --> 00:38:28

do, you're vulnerable and you don't wanna do

00:38:28 --> 00:38:28

them.

00:38:30 --> 00:38:32

People are gonna guide us.

00:38:32 --> 00:38:34

They lose out on everything because of this

00:38:34 --> 00:38:36

one problem that they didn't fix.

00:38:37 --> 00:38:39

This one small detail inside of them that

00:38:39 --> 00:38:41

they didn't wanna take care of.

00:38:43 --> 00:38:45

Human beings are going to guide us.

00:38:46 --> 00:38:47

So they turned their back.

00:38:48 --> 00:38:49

So they refused.

00:38:49 --> 00:38:50

And they turned their backs.

00:38:51 --> 00:38:52

And said we don't want

00:38:53 --> 00:38:53

it.

00:38:54 --> 00:38:55

When they turned their backs, we don't want

00:38:55 --> 00:38:56

it.

00:38:56 --> 00:38:57

Qualifications,

00:38:58 --> 00:38:59

we don't want

00:39:00 --> 00:39:01

it.

00:39:02 --> 00:39:04

So Allah didn't want them either.

00:39:06 --> 00:39:06

Meaning,

00:39:08 --> 00:39:09

what is

00:39:09 --> 00:39:10

is not wealth.

00:39:11 --> 00:39:13

Is your lack of need

00:39:14 --> 00:39:14

of someone.

00:39:16 --> 00:39:19

It's what means. Does not mean wealth.

00:39:19 --> 00:39:22

It doesn't. In Arabic, it doesn't mean that.

00:39:23 --> 00:39:25

Means that you don't need.

00:39:27 --> 00:39:27

And then,

00:39:28 --> 00:39:29

I am not in need of you.

00:39:30 --> 00:39:31

So

00:39:31 --> 00:39:34

became, I'm not in need of people, which

00:39:34 --> 00:39:35

means I have enough, which means I have

00:39:35 --> 00:39:37

wealth. Right? So it's like a tertiary understand

00:39:38 --> 00:39:39

it's a tertiary understanding. It's like a 3

00:39:39 --> 00:39:42

step. The 3rd step of understanding the word,

00:39:42 --> 00:39:44

you end up wealthy. But that's not what

00:39:44 --> 00:39:46

the word means. It means the nakadim.

00:39:47 --> 00:39:49

They turned their backs saying we don't need

00:39:49 --> 00:39:51

this, we don't want it. So Allah subhanahu

00:39:51 --> 00:39:51

wa ta'ala

00:39:52 --> 00:39:54

does not does not need them either. Allah

00:39:54 --> 00:39:55

subhanahu wa ta'ala is not in need of

00:39:55 --> 00:39:56

them.

00:39:58 --> 00:39:58

Allah

00:39:59 --> 00:40:01

is the one who needs no one.

00:40:03 --> 00:40:04

Not the wealthy.

00:40:04 --> 00:40:06

The one who needs no one,

00:40:06 --> 00:40:08

who requires nobody,

00:40:08 --> 00:40:11

who never needed anything from anyone at any

00:40:11 --> 00:40:11

time.

00:40:12 --> 00:40:14

That's Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. Al Hamid, the

00:40:14 --> 00:40:15

one who is always praiseworthy.

00:40:17 --> 00:40:19

He is worth of worthy of praise. However,

00:40:19 --> 00:40:20

he doesn't need it.

00:40:21 --> 00:40:22

He doesn't need it.

00:40:22 --> 00:40:24

If you don't give it to him, nothing

00:40:24 --> 00:40:26

is taken away from his majesty, Subhanahu wa

00:40:26 --> 00:40:28

ta'ala. Nothing. You would you give it to

00:40:28 --> 00:40:30

him, Subhanahu wa ta'ala, and it helps you.

00:40:31 --> 00:40:32

It does not help him.

00:40:33 --> 00:40:35

They turned their backs. They they refused the

00:40:35 --> 00:40:37

clarification. They turned their backs.

00:40:39 --> 00:40:39

And Allah

00:40:40 --> 00:40:41

does not need them.

00:40:42 --> 00:40:44

Because Allah is the one who is in

00:40:44 --> 00:40:46

need of no one, and he is the

00:40:46 --> 00:40:48

one who is praiseworthy at all times regardless

00:40:48 --> 00:40:49

of whether you praise him or you don't.

00:40:50 --> 00:40:53

It doesn't him being praiseworthy is not connected

00:40:53 --> 00:40:54

to whether you praise him or, you know,

00:40:56 --> 00:40:57

or not. He's always praiseworthy

00:41:02 --> 00:41:04

It's that lack of understanding. This wasn't sent

00:41:04 --> 00:41:06

these clarifications were not sent

00:41:06 --> 00:41:09

because he needs no. He doesn't need

00:41:09 --> 00:41:10

anything.

00:41:10 --> 00:41:12

It was sent as something to help you.

00:41:13 --> 00:41:14

Clarifications.

00:41:14 --> 00:41:17

So you don't get punished in this life

00:41:17 --> 00:41:18

and the hereafter, here's some clarifications.

00:41:19 --> 00:41:21

Now you can oh, now now you understand.

00:41:21 --> 00:41:22

Now there's no there's

00:41:23 --> 00:41:26

no tahrabun anymore. There's no fooling. There's no

00:41:26 --> 00:41:26

illusion.

00:41:27 --> 00:41:27

It's clear.

00:41:28 --> 00:41:29

But then they said,

00:41:30 --> 00:41:32

people are going to guide us? No.

00:41:32 --> 00:41:34

People aren't going to guide us. I'm not

00:41:34 --> 00:41:35

gonna accept guidance.

00:41:35 --> 00:41:36

And this is all the

00:41:41 --> 00:41:42

What's wrong with what is this prophet that

00:41:42 --> 00:41:45

we have? He eats food and walks, in

00:41:45 --> 00:41:46

the market and buys stuff.

00:41:47 --> 00:41:49

We're gonna listen to someone like this.

00:41:58 --> 00:42:00

Why is it what what who is this

00:42:00 --> 00:42:02

person that you're listening to? He eats like

00:42:02 --> 00:42:03

you. He drinks like you.

00:42:12 --> 00:42:13

Like, he's telling you that when you die,

00:42:13 --> 00:42:14

you're gonna come back again and be held

00:42:14 --> 00:42:15

accountable.

00:42:15 --> 00:42:17

That's not happening. What is you know?

00:42:19 --> 00:42:21

This is this is the basic argument that

00:42:21 --> 00:42:23

people that the human race came from. They

00:42:23 --> 00:42:23

weren't willing

00:42:24 --> 00:42:25

they were granted

00:42:25 --> 00:42:27

something of profoundness and depth and clarity,

00:42:28 --> 00:42:31

but then the barrier that they had with

00:42:31 --> 00:42:33

it was not the barrier of its logic.

00:42:33 --> 00:42:35

It was the barrier of their nufus.

00:42:36 --> 00:42:38

It was the barrier of something on the

00:42:38 --> 00:42:40

inside. And that something on the inside, not

00:42:40 --> 00:42:43

only did it ruin for them their opportunity

00:42:43 --> 00:42:45

of accepting Allah's guidance, it will ruin for

00:42:45 --> 00:42:47

Muslims their ability to practice Islam appropriately.

00:42:48 --> 00:42:50

Same thing. It it's no difference. It's the

00:42:50 --> 00:42:52

same it's the same problem. A little bit

00:42:52 --> 00:42:54

of the will make anything that you do

00:42:54 --> 00:42:55

for the for Allah

00:42:56 --> 00:42:56

worthless.

00:42:57 --> 00:42:58

It'll make it harmful.

00:42:59 --> 00:43:01

It will ruin ruin its its its outcome.

00:43:02 --> 00:43:05

It will skew it eventually throughout time, and

00:43:05 --> 00:43:06

it'll turn it into something that it never

00:43:06 --> 00:43:08

was designed to be in the first place.

00:43:08 --> 00:43:09

And this happens a lot.

00:43:09 --> 00:43:12

It happens all the time. As a Muslim,

00:43:12 --> 00:43:14

your job is to be attentive to this,

00:43:14 --> 00:43:15

to be aware of it,

00:43:16 --> 00:43:17

and to always remind yourself of why you

00:43:17 --> 00:43:18

do what you do. What is the goal?

00:43:18 --> 00:43:20

Who am I serving here?

00:43:21 --> 00:43:21

And this is the

00:43:22 --> 00:43:24

a lot of us don't. Okay.

00:43:56 --> 00:43:57

So it's.

00:43:59 --> 00:43:59

Right? And

00:44:02 --> 00:44:04

then So it's a little bit of a

00:44:04 --> 00:44:06

couple of Shaddaat and Nuwins in a row.

00:44:09 --> 00:44:11

And I'll explain that in a moment.

00:44:48 --> 00:44:49

Is when someone makes a claim.

00:44:51 --> 00:44:53

Is when someone makes a claim.

00:44:54 --> 00:44:56

And I'm not gonna break down the linguistics

00:44:56 --> 00:44:58

of it. It's an interesting word in in

00:44:58 --> 00:44:59

general because

00:45:00 --> 00:45:01

the word comes from it. Right? There

00:45:02 --> 00:45:03

is a

00:45:03 --> 00:45:05

there'll be a time where I'll I'll explain

00:45:05 --> 00:45:06

a little bit more. Is when you make

00:45:06 --> 00:45:07

a claim.

00:45:08 --> 00:45:10

The people who who who defied or refused

00:45:11 --> 00:45:13

to believe or accept any of this. Zama

00:45:13 --> 00:45:14

with the claim that they made a claim.

00:45:14 --> 00:45:15

What was their claim?

00:45:16 --> 00:45:18

That they will not be resurrected.

00:45:18 --> 00:45:21

They they will not be held accountable. But

00:45:22 --> 00:45:24

the point really is not just resurrection. No.

00:45:24 --> 00:45:25

The point is accountability.

00:45:25 --> 00:45:27

That's really the point. I I think it's

00:45:27 --> 00:45:29

important that you always focus on the actual

00:45:29 --> 00:45:30

problem.

00:45:30 --> 00:45:32

The problem is not resurrection.

00:45:33 --> 00:45:34

Now at least for the majority of them,

00:45:34 --> 00:45:35

it wasn't.

00:45:36 --> 00:45:37

A majority of people, it's not that you're

00:45:37 --> 00:45:39

gonna be resurrected. We can under we can

00:45:39 --> 00:45:41

we can fathom that. If there's a god

00:45:41 --> 00:45:42

and he created, then he can't they can't

00:45:42 --> 00:45:43

create again.

00:45:43 --> 00:45:45

It's a it's a silly just, you know,

00:45:45 --> 00:45:46

it's a silly,

00:45:46 --> 00:45:49

argument to say that resurrection is impossible.

00:45:54 --> 00:45:55

He's the one who created

00:45:56 --> 00:45:58

life the first time, and he will do

00:45:58 --> 00:46:00

it again. And doing it again is easier

00:46:00 --> 00:46:02

in general, like in your own logic to

00:46:02 --> 00:46:03

do something the first time is much more

00:46:03 --> 00:46:05

difficult than doing it again is easy. You

00:46:05 --> 00:46:06

did it the first time. You'd learn things.

00:46:06 --> 00:46:08

You can do it again. So for Allah

00:46:11 --> 00:46:12

Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala You mean thought we can't,

00:46:12 --> 00:46:15

you know, bring his bones back together?

00:46:18 --> 00:46:20

No. Indeed, we can, and we will bring

00:46:20 --> 00:46:22

him back down to the detail of his

00:46:22 --> 00:46:23

fingerprint.

00:46:24 --> 00:46:26

Like, the resurrection piece is is is not

00:46:26 --> 00:46:28

hard to hard to fathom. Not even back

00:46:28 --> 00:46:30

then. Not even back then was that hard

00:46:30 --> 00:46:32

to fathom. The problem was accountability.

00:46:32 --> 00:46:34

That was the problem. They refused to believe

00:46:34 --> 00:46:36

that there was any form of accountability.

00:46:36 --> 00:46:38

They didn't feel there was there's a lot

00:46:38 --> 00:46:39

of arguments for that, by the way. And

00:46:39 --> 00:46:40

I don't think this is the right halakh

00:46:40 --> 00:46:42

for, but I'll point them. A lot of

00:46:42 --> 00:46:44

people feel like, yeah. Yeah. What how accountable

00:46:44 --> 00:46:46

can Allah hold anyone for anything?

00:46:46 --> 00:46:48

Our lives are mostly dictated by a lot

00:46:48 --> 00:46:51

of our circumstances, and, yeah, it depends on

00:46:51 --> 00:46:52

what what hand you're dealt in. It depends.

00:46:53 --> 00:46:54

And we feel that because we have that

00:46:55 --> 00:46:57

yeah. We under the peep peep people can

00:46:57 --> 00:46:59

be manipulated and life is is complicated and

00:46:59 --> 00:47:01

difficult, and we all we all have dealt

00:47:01 --> 00:47:03

a different hand and things go that Allah,

00:47:03 --> 00:47:05

subhanahu, does not have the ability to hold

00:47:05 --> 00:47:07

us accountable for the amount of the mistakes

00:47:07 --> 00:47:08

that we for the percentage of the mistakes

00:47:08 --> 00:47:09

that we make.

00:47:09 --> 00:47:10

We

00:47:11 --> 00:47:13

we we sometimes allow ourselves to go down

00:47:13 --> 00:47:13

there. How

00:47:14 --> 00:47:16

he'll hold you accountable for what you did

00:47:17 --> 00:47:17

to the percentage

00:47:18 --> 00:47:20

of what you did with from it. Like,

00:47:20 --> 00:47:22

that that that but that's what people don't

00:47:22 --> 00:47:24

want to accept. That you live this life,

00:47:24 --> 00:47:25

and then at some point at the end

00:47:25 --> 00:47:26

of it,

00:47:27 --> 00:47:28

you're you're held accountable.

00:47:28 --> 00:47:30

You're gonna be asked, what did you do?

00:47:31 --> 00:47:33

Your relationships, how do you treat people?

00:47:33 --> 00:47:35

Your wealth, where do you get it from?

00:47:36 --> 00:47:38

Your time, what do you spend doing?

00:47:39 --> 00:47:40

Who do you serve? Why?

00:47:41 --> 00:47:42

What you did, why you do it?

00:47:43 --> 00:47:45

And you have to answer those questions. And

00:47:45 --> 00:47:46

those questions are

00:47:46 --> 00:47:47

the question that you

00:47:48 --> 00:47:48

fear

00:47:48 --> 00:47:50

or the question you feel like most likely

00:47:50 --> 00:47:52

won't be answered is the one that you

00:47:52 --> 00:47:53

will be asked.

00:47:54 --> 00:47:55

Like, the question that you feel is you're

00:47:55 --> 00:47:56

not gonna be asked because it's

00:47:57 --> 00:47:57

it's

00:47:58 --> 00:48:00

detailed and no one really knows anything about

00:48:00 --> 00:48:02

this, you know, story but you. That's the

00:48:02 --> 00:48:04

exact one you're going to be asked. It's

00:48:04 --> 00:48:05

that one. It's that one. It's the one

00:48:05 --> 00:48:07

that you don't think you're gonna be asked.

00:48:07 --> 00:48:08

That's the one. You know the one topic

00:48:08 --> 00:48:10

that you failed that you felt, maybe that's

00:48:10 --> 00:48:12

the one thing he's going to bring up.

00:48:12 --> 00:48:15

Everything else will be, yeah, whatever. That's it

00:48:15 --> 00:48:16

doesn't matter. If you think about it, life

00:48:16 --> 00:48:19

is it's kinda free sailing for the majority

00:48:19 --> 00:48:20

of it. There's only a couple of points

00:48:20 --> 00:48:23

within life where things matter. Like, you're not

00:48:23 --> 00:48:25

really tested all the time heavily.

00:48:25 --> 00:48:27

You get small tests as you go. But

00:48:27 --> 00:48:28

most of it is not that complicated.

00:48:29 --> 00:48:31

Yeah. But then you run to maybe 10,

00:48:31 --> 00:48:33

15 points in your life where where you

00:48:33 --> 00:48:33

were really tested

00:48:35 --> 00:48:37

in lower parts of that graph and high

00:48:37 --> 00:48:38

parts,

00:48:38 --> 00:48:40

We really put to the test where something

00:48:40 --> 00:48:42

really difficult came your way, where you were

00:48:42 --> 00:48:43

slapped really hard,

00:48:44 --> 00:48:46

or you were you were sent up really

00:48:46 --> 00:48:48

high. You were rocketed up. And then what

00:48:48 --> 00:48:50

you do at those moments,

00:48:50 --> 00:48:52

those that will be that will be asked

00:48:52 --> 00:48:54

to that will be questioned in-depth.

00:48:55 --> 00:48:57

That will be questioned in detail. It's it's

00:48:57 --> 00:48:59

it's it's worthy. Yeah. I mean, it's it's

00:48:59 --> 00:49:01

worthwhile in your life to to to contemplate

00:49:01 --> 00:49:02

those moments.

00:49:03 --> 00:49:04

If you're if you're midlife,

00:49:05 --> 00:49:06

go back and look at it. How do

00:49:06 --> 00:49:08

how how have I done so far?

00:49:08 --> 00:49:11

Like, on the billboard of the big tests

00:49:11 --> 00:49:13

I've had, how how well have I done?

00:49:14 --> 00:49:16

Am I passing most of them? Am I

00:49:16 --> 00:49:17

failing most of them? Or what what am

00:49:17 --> 00:49:19

I doing here? Am I do I know,

00:49:19 --> 00:49:20

you know, what to expect coming next? Have

00:49:20 --> 00:49:23

I improved? Have I learned? Have I

00:49:23 --> 00:49:25

most people don't do that because there's a

00:49:25 --> 00:49:27

lack of but that's what they did.

00:49:27 --> 00:49:29

The claim that was made by the disbelievers,

00:49:30 --> 00:49:31

they will not be resurrected, they will not

00:49:31 --> 00:49:33

hold and be accountable. This is the answer.

00:49:34 --> 00:49:36

So the answer came to that. Tell them.

00:49:36 --> 00:49:38

Tell them this. And then look at the

00:49:38 --> 00:49:39

number of

00:49:39 --> 00:49:40

emphasis,

00:49:40 --> 00:49:42

how many times he emphasizes subhanahu wa ta'ala.

00:49:43 --> 00:49:44

Balah.

00:49:44 --> 00:49:47

Balah means you're wrong, it will happen. In

00:49:47 --> 00:49:48

Arabic, balah

00:49:49 --> 00:49:52

negates the the the the the, sentence before

00:49:52 --> 00:49:53

it and confirms its opposite.

00:49:54 --> 00:49:54

Right?

00:49:55 --> 00:49:57

That's what bala does. It's it's one word,

00:49:57 --> 00:50:00

but it's a sentence. Meaning, what was said

00:50:00 --> 00:50:01

before is wrong

00:50:01 --> 00:50:03

and this is right. The opposite or what's

00:50:03 --> 00:50:04

going to come next is what's going to

00:50:04 --> 00:50:06

be correct. That's what means. So,

00:50:07 --> 00:50:08

he didn't come?

00:50:11 --> 00:50:12

So he didn't come, that's wrong.

00:50:13 --> 00:50:14

Means,

00:50:14 --> 00:50:16

no, he did come.

00:50:19 --> 00:50:21

The is Allah not the most

00:50:23 --> 00:50:24

wise of rulers

00:50:24 --> 00:50:26

or granters of ruling?

00:50:27 --> 00:50:28

Is the answer. You say

00:50:29 --> 00:50:30

is wrong.

00:50:30 --> 00:50:31

Is.

00:50:32 --> 00:50:34

You have to say. You say, no. He

00:50:34 --> 00:50:36

he for sure he is. You negate you

00:50:36 --> 00:50:38

you refuse the first part of the sentence,

00:50:38 --> 00:50:39

and you accept the opposite of it. So

00:50:40 --> 00:50:40

say

00:50:41 --> 00:50:43

No. What you're saying is wrong. You will

00:50:43 --> 00:50:44

be resurrected.

00:50:46 --> 00:50:48

So this is a. This is an oath.

00:50:48 --> 00:50:49

I say,

00:50:50 --> 00:50:53

no, indeed. I swear by my lord.

00:50:56 --> 00:50:59

So within it, there's another oath that is

00:50:59 --> 00:50:59

being,

00:51:00 --> 00:51:01

included, implied.

00:51:01 --> 00:51:03

Like another oath after

00:51:03 --> 00:51:05

is being implied with Islam and

00:51:07 --> 00:51:07

So

00:51:08 --> 00:51:08

it's

00:51:09 --> 00:51:10

so it's like 2 oaths in a row.

00:51:14 --> 00:51:15

Meaning you'll be resurrected.

00:51:16 --> 00:51:16

Now

00:51:17 --> 00:51:18

the the lam is another emphasis.

00:51:21 --> 00:51:23

And then at the end of this, of

00:51:23 --> 00:51:25

this verb, you have a nun.

00:51:26 --> 00:51:27

There's something called

00:51:28 --> 00:51:30

means the the noon that is the emphasizing

00:51:30 --> 00:51:31

noon. That's what that's what means.

00:51:32 --> 00:51:34

The emphasizing noon. And it comes in 2

00:51:34 --> 00:51:35

packages.

00:51:35 --> 00:51:37

Either it's an emphasizing noon with a sukoon

00:51:37 --> 00:51:38

on it, so it's a noon

00:51:40 --> 00:51:41

or it comes in the package of it

00:51:41 --> 00:51:42

being

00:51:43 --> 00:51:46

the heavy emphasizing noon with a on it,

00:51:46 --> 00:51:47

which is the one that we have here.

00:51:50 --> 00:51:52

So he emphasized it 4 times

00:51:52 --> 00:51:53

in in this sentence.

00:51:57 --> 00:51:58

Say no indeed.

00:51:58 --> 00:52:00

I swear by my lord, I swear by

00:52:00 --> 00:52:03

Allah that indeed you will be resurrected.

00:52:07 --> 00:52:08

Then you will

00:52:09 --> 00:52:10

be informed.

00:52:10 --> 00:52:11

See, the

00:52:11 --> 00:52:13

words was just I just talked about it

00:52:13 --> 00:52:14

a moment ago. Right?

00:52:15 --> 00:52:17

At the beginning of the of this of

00:52:17 --> 00:52:17

this

00:52:18 --> 00:52:20

at the beginning of I number 5.

00:52:22 --> 00:52:23

Do you not hear the news?

00:52:23 --> 00:52:25

Are you not informed about what happened to

00:52:25 --> 00:52:26

these people before?

00:52:27 --> 00:52:29

You were or you weren't. Okay. Here's what

00:52:29 --> 00:52:29

happened.

00:52:30 --> 00:52:31

We'll know this.

00:52:31 --> 00:52:32

Indeed,

00:52:32 --> 00:52:33

via your lord,

00:52:34 --> 00:52:36

by Allah, you will be resurrected,

00:52:36 --> 00:52:37

and then you will be informed.

00:52:38 --> 00:52:39

Till you'll be given the news of what

00:52:39 --> 00:52:41

you did, imamid.

00:52:41 --> 00:52:43

It'll be brought back to you.

00:52:44 --> 00:52:46

Either learn from what they did

00:52:47 --> 00:52:48

and what happened to them, learn about from

00:52:48 --> 00:52:51

their story, the failure in dunya, the failure

00:52:51 --> 00:52:51

in akhilah,

00:52:52 --> 00:52:54

why it happened, how they could have

00:52:55 --> 00:52:58

avoided it and afforded themselves not to walk

00:52:58 --> 00:53:00

down that route, or else you will indeed

00:53:01 --> 00:53:02

for sure,

00:53:02 --> 00:53:03

be resurrected,

00:53:04 --> 00:53:06

and then you will be informed about what

00:53:06 --> 00:53:06

you did.

00:53:08 --> 00:53:10

Same thing with the same emphasis. The the

00:53:11 --> 00:53:12

they're emphasizing they're emphasizing

00:53:14 --> 00:53:16

you'll be given the news about what you

00:53:16 --> 00:53:16

did.

00:53:19 --> 00:53:22

And that is extremely simple and easy for

00:53:22 --> 00:53:22

Allah

00:53:23 --> 00:53:25

It costs him nothing.

00:53:25 --> 00:53:27

It costs him nothing.

00:53:27 --> 00:53:28

This this whole

00:53:29 --> 00:53:31

story that we feel is impossible for it

00:53:31 --> 00:53:32

to occur, this whole

00:53:33 --> 00:53:35

sequence of events that we feel is it

00:53:35 --> 00:53:37

can't it it it it's gonna happen. And

00:53:37 --> 00:53:39

it's really easy. It's gonna happen with such

00:53:39 --> 00:53:41

ease that you'll feel like, I don't know

00:53:41 --> 00:53:43

what I was doubting to begin with. Like,

00:53:43 --> 00:53:44

I'm not sure I was why I was

00:53:44 --> 00:53:46

wasting any time about thinking about accepting this

00:53:46 --> 00:53:48

or dealing with it. It happened with so

00:53:48 --> 00:53:50

it's with such ease from Allah

00:53:51 --> 00:53:52

There's no it wasn't even funny.

00:53:54 --> 00:53:55

With So what do we do?

00:53:55 --> 00:53:58

The first, the first command in the Surah.

00:54:00 --> 00:54:01

So believe.

00:54:03 --> 00:54:05

And I talked about the word iman, I

00:54:05 --> 00:54:05

think,

00:54:06 --> 00:54:09

a sufficient number of times, Yani, in this

00:54:09 --> 00:54:10

halakan and outside of this halakan. So we

00:54:10 --> 00:54:12

talked about iman a lot.

00:54:12 --> 00:54:13

Iman is not

00:54:14 --> 00:54:17

to translate it as believe in the traditional

00:54:17 --> 00:54:17

English,

00:54:18 --> 00:54:20

the usage of the word is a is

00:54:20 --> 00:54:22

a is a little bit of a

00:54:23 --> 00:54:24

short sell of the

00:54:24 --> 00:54:26

word. Is to internalize

00:54:26 --> 00:54:27

an understanding,

00:54:28 --> 00:54:31

is to internalize a comprehension, something that you

00:54:31 --> 00:54:33

know as know for fact, and you internalize

00:54:33 --> 00:54:35

it. So it means so you're able to

00:54:35 --> 00:54:37

practice it. So it can actually guide

00:54:38 --> 00:54:40

guide behavior and guide

00:54:40 --> 00:54:40

decisions.

00:54:42 --> 00:54:43

There's different levels of consciousness.

00:54:45 --> 00:54:47

In the superficial level of your consciousness, there's

00:54:47 --> 00:54:48

a lot of

00:54:48 --> 00:54:50

facts that exist there.

00:54:50 --> 00:54:53

A lot of facts, like a ridiculous number

00:54:53 --> 00:54:53

of facts.

00:54:54 --> 00:54:57

But they don't guide behavior until they seep

00:54:57 --> 00:54:58

into

00:54:59 --> 00:55:01

a deeper level of consciousness.

00:55:01 --> 00:55:03

We have to seep deeper in. When you

00:55:03 --> 00:55:04

accept Islam,

00:55:04 --> 00:55:06

you put the concept of

00:55:07 --> 00:55:09

right there in the superficial part of your

00:55:09 --> 00:55:10

consciousness.

00:55:10 --> 00:55:12

Iman is when it seeps down in,

00:55:13 --> 00:55:15

goes in deep. That's that's that's one of

00:55:15 --> 00:55:17

the usages of the word iman, by the

00:55:17 --> 00:55:18

way. There's other usages for this word as

00:55:18 --> 00:55:20

well. There's 3 other ways of looking at

00:55:20 --> 00:55:22

it. But this is the one that this

00:55:22 --> 00:55:24

Surah is using, fa'amil. And this is what

00:55:24 --> 00:55:26

Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala said to the Arab,

00:55:26 --> 00:55:27

to the Bedouins.

00:55:28 --> 00:55:30

Now call it Right? The very famous where

00:55:30 --> 00:55:32

the Arab, the Bedouins say, we we we

00:55:32 --> 00:55:33

achieved

00:55:34 --> 00:55:35

say, no, you have not.

00:55:36 --> 00:55:37

Say that you accepted Islam.

00:55:41 --> 00:55:44

And yet for to seep into your subconsciousness.

00:55:45 --> 00:55:46

It's not there yet.

00:55:46 --> 00:55:48

But it will. It can get there. How

00:55:48 --> 00:55:51

when this the the continuation of the verse

00:55:53 --> 00:55:54

you start obeying. It's a

00:55:56 --> 00:55:57

so this is this is you have two

00:55:57 --> 00:55:59

levels of or it's actually more than 2,

00:55:59 --> 00:56:00

but, yeah, these are the level of of

00:56:00 --> 00:56:01

your consciousness.

00:56:02 --> 00:56:03

So he says

00:56:03 --> 00:56:05

he's saying internalize

00:56:05 --> 00:56:08

internalize these understandings. Internalize them so they actually

00:56:09 --> 00:56:11

can guide behavior. Because if they don't guide

00:56:11 --> 00:56:12

behavior, then what's the point?

00:56:15 --> 00:56:16

What's the point?

00:56:17 --> 00:56:19

Everyone on earth knows that smoking is bad.

00:56:19 --> 00:56:20

Even the smokers.

00:56:20 --> 00:56:22

They know it's bad. They do it anyway.

00:56:23 --> 00:56:24

They know it's bad.

00:56:25 --> 00:56:26

We all

00:56:27 --> 00:56:28

know fast food is bad.

00:56:28 --> 00:56:29

We eat it anyway.

00:56:30 --> 00:56:32

We know. Like, if you sat down, you're

00:56:32 --> 00:56:33

not gonna argue. This is good.

00:56:34 --> 00:56:36

No. Go to McD and

00:56:36 --> 00:56:38

eat the rubber tire that they put for

00:56:38 --> 00:56:40

you between a bun. Eat it. It's good

00:56:40 --> 00:56:41

for you. No. We all know it's garbage,

00:56:42 --> 00:56:42

but we do it anyways because

00:56:43 --> 00:56:45

there's a difference between what a concept that

00:56:45 --> 00:56:46

exists in the superficial

00:56:47 --> 00:56:49

part of your consciousness versus something now that

00:56:49 --> 00:56:50

is internalized.

00:56:50 --> 00:56:53

You accept it. You it guides your behaviors.

00:56:53 --> 00:56:54

It's not the same

00:56:54 --> 00:56:56

thing. We have a ridiculous

00:56:56 --> 00:56:58

number of facts in our superficial part.

00:56:59 --> 00:57:00

There's a lot of facts. You know a

00:57:00 --> 00:57:02

lot of stuff to be right and wrong.

00:57:02 --> 00:57:03

A lot.

00:57:04 --> 00:57:06

We all know you should exercise every day.

00:57:08 --> 00:57:09

We all know. We all we know very

00:57:09 --> 00:57:11

well that that's how you're supposed to live.

00:57:11 --> 00:57:13

100%. There's no arguing that point.

00:57:14 --> 00:57:17

But taking it from superficial to internalize is

00:57:17 --> 00:57:17

different.

00:57:19 --> 00:57:21

So internalize your understanding of Allah subhanahu wa

00:57:21 --> 00:57:22

ta'ala. That's what he's trying to say. That's

00:57:22 --> 00:57:24

what he means by imam. Just to understand

00:57:24 --> 00:57:25

them when he says this word, what he

00:57:25 --> 00:57:27

means. It's not just say the idea is

00:57:27 --> 00:57:29

not just to say, oh, no. No. No.

00:57:29 --> 00:57:31

You say it, but that's he's asking for

00:57:31 --> 00:57:31

something more.

00:57:33 --> 00:57:35

So internalize your understanding of Allah.

00:57:37 --> 00:57:38

And his prophet, messenger

00:57:41 --> 00:57:41

the light.

00:57:43 --> 00:57:45

The light that we descended. That's how he

00:57:45 --> 00:57:46

describes it.

00:57:48 --> 00:57:49

The way he describes this,

00:57:50 --> 00:57:51

what we're reading here,

00:57:51 --> 00:57:52

he calls it.

00:57:53 --> 00:57:57

So internalize believe in Allah, this prophet,

00:57:57 --> 00:57:58

and this light,

00:57:58 --> 00:58:00

this light. We gave

00:58:01 --> 00:58:03

and this light that we descended upon.

00:58:04 --> 00:58:05

We descended this light

00:58:06 --> 00:58:06

and internalize

00:58:08 --> 00:58:09

it. Why? So that it functions for you

00:58:09 --> 00:58:10

as such.

00:58:11 --> 00:58:13

So it functions for you as as light.

00:58:15 --> 00:58:17

It's a beautiful like, this description of of

00:58:17 --> 00:58:18

the Quran

00:58:19 --> 00:58:20

and and his teachings of

00:58:21 --> 00:58:23

of light is all throughout all throughout. He

00:58:23 --> 00:58:25

talks about it a lot like that. Right?

00:58:25 --> 00:58:26

And he uses that

00:58:27 --> 00:58:29

that analogy quite a bit. It's it's it's

00:58:29 --> 00:58:30

there to enlighten you.

00:58:31 --> 00:58:31

It's it's

00:58:32 --> 00:58:33

to remove you. To

00:58:34 --> 00:58:36

remove you from darkness to light so you

00:58:36 --> 00:58:37

can see.

00:58:38 --> 00:58:40

But I can, but it is light right

00:58:40 --> 00:58:40

now.

00:58:41 --> 00:58:41

No.

00:58:42 --> 00:58:44

As in as in real enlightenment.

00:58:44 --> 00:58:46

What does light help you do?

00:58:47 --> 00:58:49

Light helps you clarify things.

00:58:49 --> 00:58:50

Right?

00:58:50 --> 00:58:52

Light does not allow any room for you

00:58:52 --> 00:58:54

to be fooled of what's happening out there

00:58:54 --> 00:58:56

because you can see it.

00:58:56 --> 00:58:58

As long as it's dark, then you don't

00:58:58 --> 00:58:59

know what's going on.

00:58:59 --> 00:59:01

You don't know what's going on, and you

00:59:01 --> 00:59:01

can there's

00:59:02 --> 00:59:03

You can be fooled because you don't know

00:59:03 --> 00:59:05

what's happening. Once the the lights go up,

00:59:05 --> 00:59:07

you're not fooled anymore. You can see it

00:59:07 --> 00:59:09

for yourself so you can make the judgment

00:59:09 --> 00:59:09

easily.

00:59:10 --> 00:59:12

What this is is nur. It's light.

00:59:13 --> 00:59:14

This light allows you to see things for

00:59:14 --> 00:59:17

what they are, allows you to see everything

00:59:17 --> 00:59:18

in the world and everything in your life

00:59:18 --> 00:59:20

and what's occurring around you for what it

00:59:20 --> 00:59:21

actually is so you can deal with it

00:59:21 --> 00:59:23

appropriately so you're not fooled by it.

00:59:24 --> 00:59:26

So shaitan tries to fool you with something

00:59:26 --> 00:59:28

haram or tries to fool you with a

00:59:28 --> 00:59:31

a temptation here and there. Nope. I know.

00:59:31 --> 00:59:33

I know this is not I know this

00:59:33 --> 00:59:34

is wrong. I know this is darkness. I

00:59:34 --> 00:59:36

know that this is the path of darkness

00:59:36 --> 00:59:37

because I know what the light because the

00:59:37 --> 00:59:38

I'm enlightened.

00:59:39 --> 00:59:41

Allah you gave Allah gave me a light

00:59:41 --> 00:59:42

and now I'm enlightened. I know which way

00:59:42 --> 00:59:44

to go. I know which path to walk.

00:59:46 --> 00:59:47

Allah

00:59:47 --> 00:59:49

knows all that which which

00:59:49 --> 00:59:51

which exists inside of you that that is

00:59:51 --> 00:59:52

intangible.

00:59:53 --> 00:59:55

His name is Khabir. It's always attached to

00:59:55 --> 00:59:57

things that people can't see.

00:59:57 --> 00:59:59

People can't I don't I can't know about

00:59:59 --> 01:00:01

you. Even if you told me about yourself,

01:00:01 --> 01:00:02

I couldn't have a I wouldn't have a

01:00:02 --> 01:00:03

way to prove it. Like, I don't have

01:00:03 --> 01:00:05

any I have to take your word for

01:00:05 --> 01:00:06

it, whatever it is that you say.

01:00:08 --> 01:00:10

So regarding what you do when he says

01:00:10 --> 01:00:12

regarding what you do is, meaning he's watching

01:00:12 --> 01:00:14

you as you take the actions. Right? That's

01:00:14 --> 01:00:16

at the beginning of the Surah.

01:00:17 --> 01:00:20

Now he's talking about a a deeper thing.

01:00:21 --> 01:00:23

Not only is he watching you in terms

01:00:23 --> 01:00:25

of what you're doing, he's watching in terms

01:00:25 --> 01:00:27

of why you're doing it.

01:00:28 --> 01:00:29

The difference between

01:00:30 --> 01:00:31

the action itself.

01:00:31 --> 01:00:33

Is it according to what it needs to

01:00:33 --> 01:00:34

be according to? Is it following the technicalities?

01:00:35 --> 01:00:37

Kabir, does it have the right reasoning behind

01:00:37 --> 01:00:38

it?

01:00:38 --> 01:00:39

Does it have the right reasoning behind it?

01:00:40 --> 01:00:41

That's the that's why this surah goes do

01:00:42 --> 01:00:44

you know why you're doing it? Is your

01:00:44 --> 01:00:46

intention correct? Do you have do you have

01:00:46 --> 01:00:48

arrogance like the guys at the beginning

01:00:48 --> 01:00:50

a few 2 verses ago? Do do you

01:00:50 --> 01:00:51

understand

01:00:51 --> 01:00:53

that you're going to be held accountable? Is

01:00:53 --> 01:00:55

that ahead of you? I mean, is that

01:00:55 --> 01:00:56

clear to you that one day you're gonna

01:00:56 --> 01:00:58

be asked about what you did? Is that

01:00:58 --> 01:01:00

why you're doing this, or is this just

01:01:00 --> 01:01:01

because everyone else does it so I should

01:01:01 --> 01:01:03

do it? Why do you fast?

01:01:04 --> 01:01:05

Because everyone in your family fast or because

01:01:05 --> 01:01:07

one day you'll be asked about this, and

01:01:07 --> 01:01:08

this is something that you're gonna be held

01:01:08 --> 01:01:10

accountable for. Why do you pray? Why do

01:01:10 --> 01:01:12

you do anything that you do?

01:01:15 --> 01:01:18

Alright. Let's read the last, of the page,

01:01:18 --> 01:01:20

and maybe you read the one after. If

01:01:20 --> 01:01:21

you have, I think, 7 minutes, you'll be

01:01:21 --> 01:01:22

able to finish it. Alright.

01:01:55 --> 01:01:57

So observe the the sukoon

01:01:57 --> 01:01:58

on

01:01:58 --> 01:02:00

Right? It's the sukoon and the noon. So

01:02:00 --> 01:02:02

you have a a klab. The noon turns

01:02:03 --> 01:02:04

goes into the bat. So now you have

01:02:04 --> 01:02:05

a but it's it's because it has

01:02:07 --> 01:02:07

sukuk.

01:02:09 --> 01:02:11

So the lam is also sacking here. Right?

01:02:11 --> 01:02:13

And then you can feel the ra here

01:02:13 --> 01:02:14

is also sacking. And then we're gonna have

01:02:14 --> 01:02:16

another word that's the same. And this is

01:02:16 --> 01:02:20

because the the the the, the proposition is

01:02:20 --> 01:02:21

that correct? Yeah. Proposite.

01:02:22 --> 01:02:23

What it does is it's out of shalp

01:02:23 --> 01:02:26

jazm. So what it does is that it

01:02:26 --> 01:02:26

gives it

01:02:27 --> 01:02:29

it's a it's if basically.

01:02:30 --> 01:02:32

And it it it builds a sentence that

01:02:32 --> 01:02:34

is conditional, a conditional sentence.

01:02:34 --> 01:02:37

And when in in Arabic, these conditional sentences,

01:02:38 --> 01:02:39

the verbs

01:02:40 --> 01:02:42

and have a sukoon on it.

01:02:48 --> 01:02:49

Right? So Right? And this is how this

01:02:49 --> 01:02:51

is how the Arabic language works and that's

01:02:51 --> 01:02:53

how it functions. It's like and the reason

01:02:53 --> 01:02:55

it doesn't have a or a is like

01:02:55 --> 01:02:57

it's, so the sukoon in Arabic,

01:02:58 --> 01:03:00

is almost like something is is captive.

01:03:01 --> 01:03:03

It has on it, it's free.

01:03:03 --> 01:03:05

It's at a it is at its highest

01:03:05 --> 01:03:06

level of functionality.

01:03:08 --> 01:03:10

Is like it's at the second level of

01:03:10 --> 01:03:10

functionality.

01:03:12 --> 01:03:13

Is held captive.

01:03:14 --> 01:03:15

It is

01:03:15 --> 01:03:18

held by something else. And here, this conditional

01:03:18 --> 01:03:20

proposition holds it.

01:03:20 --> 01:03:22

So it is not a free it's not

01:03:22 --> 01:03:23

a free verb. No. It's not a free

01:03:23 --> 01:03:26

verb. This verb is is held captive

01:03:26 --> 01:03:27

by the condition

01:03:28 --> 01:03:29

that exists within it. And that and this

01:03:29 --> 01:03:32

is the philosophical way of understanding, you know,

01:03:32 --> 01:03:34

our language. And by by the way, the

01:03:34 --> 01:03:37

way Albi works is extremely, extremely logical. It's

01:03:37 --> 01:03:39

very philosophical in everything that when you when

01:03:39 --> 01:03:40

you see it's

01:03:41 --> 01:03:43

not just no. No. There's reasons for why

01:03:43 --> 01:03:45

these things work that way. Linguistically

01:03:46 --> 01:03:47

and logically, like,

01:03:47 --> 01:03:49

it it all adds up. It it's, sad

01:03:49 --> 01:03:52

that we don't have a proper program for

01:03:52 --> 01:03:54

teaching this stuff, and I don't know if

01:03:54 --> 01:03:55

the right person to do it, but but

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for sure, Yani, once you understand how Arabic

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works, Yani, you'll be at more in awe

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of the language than anything else, Yani, when

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you it helps you understand the Quran because

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the language of itself is is majestic. When

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you understand how Arabic works, you understand why

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Arabic was chosen for for this book because

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there's no better language to express the meanings

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and

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and and in a way that's not only

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logical, but it's also extremely poetic in every

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way. Alright.

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So here, the the end of this the

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beginning of the first, Suru Taravur is 2

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parts. So part 1 ends, these 2 verses.

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So after

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presents himself to

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us so that we remind ourselves of why

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we do what we do, He walks us

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through a a logical

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thought process of why you of how harmful

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it would be for you not to. Do

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you not see what happened to the people

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before you? Do you not see what caused

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them to refuse the clarifications and what caused

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them to make the bad choices? What you

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need to do

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is the opposite. You need to internalize your

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understanding of Allah and his prophet and the

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light that was sent to you.

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So he ends all that by saying

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and a day will come where he will

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gather you for the day of gathering.

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He calls calls it.

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The day of gathering. Well, everyone comes together.

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That day,

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is the day

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where all the fooling

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will end.

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The in Arabic,

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when you so

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is when someone is fooled or fooling is

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occurring to some degree of ignorance.

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Yeah. So means.

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Mean I fooled you.

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When you change

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the way the word is gonna be said

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so for example,

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is to hit.

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It went back and forth.

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I didn't just hit. I also got hit

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back. Right? And that's how everything so

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is when I

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fool, means I fooled and I got fooled

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myself.

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They went back and forth. Like, I fooled

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and I got fooled back.

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So the day where all the fooling that

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went back and forth is clarified. That's what

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the the the name of of the day

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of judgment is.

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The day where where the all that fooling,

01:07:11 --> 01:07:13

all that lying, all that deceit that occurred,

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all the deceit that occurred between people. Shaytan

01:07:16 --> 01:07:18

deceded you and I deceded myself and I

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deceded someone else and someone else's deceased someone

01:07:20 --> 01:07:21

else. All the lying that was going back

01:07:21 --> 01:07:23

and forth and we acted like what was

01:07:23 --> 01:07:25

true was not true and was think about

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it. Like, when you look about look at

01:07:27 --> 01:07:30

what's happening over and who it's obvious. It's

01:07:30 --> 01:07:32

obvious the the pain and the suffering and

01:07:32 --> 01:07:35

and it's obvious. But, people have a very,

01:07:35 --> 01:07:37

you know, strong ability. The the threshold is

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very high for people to lie to themselves

01:07:39 --> 01:07:41

and to lie to others and for us

01:07:41 --> 01:07:43

to believe each other's lies and to and

01:07:43 --> 01:07:45

to to to feed off each other's deceit

01:07:45 --> 01:07:47

and and and and and

01:07:48 --> 01:07:48

and and

01:07:48 --> 01:07:49

lack of truth.

01:07:52 --> 01:07:53

The day he gathered

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the day that he'll gather all of you

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will come where he will gather. The day

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of gathering.

01:08:00 --> 01:08:02

That is the day where all the deceit

01:08:02 --> 01:08:04

and all the lying will end.

01:08:05 --> 01:08:05

It'll all go away.

01:08:06 --> 01:08:07

And everyone will know why they did what

01:08:07 --> 01:08:08

they did

01:08:09 --> 01:08:10

and what it caused and

01:08:11 --> 01:08:13

it'll all go away. This is,

01:08:13 --> 01:08:15

yeah, this is heart wrenching

01:08:17 --> 01:08:19

because we if if you truly think about

01:08:19 --> 01:08:21

life, you'll know that that's a scary notion

01:08:22 --> 01:08:24

where all the seed is gone.

01:08:25 --> 01:08:26

All the web that I

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masterfully

01:08:28 --> 01:08:30

put together and weaved around my life to

01:08:30 --> 01:08:32

make sure I appeared in a certain way

01:08:32 --> 01:08:35

and got things done. All that goes.

01:08:35 --> 01:08:38

And then only the truth. That's it. All

01:08:38 --> 01:08:40

the fooling is that we're done. We're done.

01:08:40 --> 01:08:43

We're done lying. Stop. Stop. We're done.

01:08:44 --> 01:08:46

Stop. Stop. Speak. We're done. Now we're gonna

01:08:46 --> 01:08:49

explain exactly what things were, why they weren't,

01:08:49 --> 01:08:50

how they were.

01:08:51 --> 01:08:53

Were. Unless you lived a life that reflected

01:08:53 --> 01:08:56

that, then it's a scary scary thought for

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all of us.

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