Adnan Rajeh – Tafseer Surat Alhadeed 20

Adnan Rajeh
AI: Summary © The speakers emphasize the importance of prioritizing one's physical and mental health to achieve success in sport and global warming. They stress the need for investment in one's own plans and balancing physical and mental health to avoid wasting time. They explore the concept of "freezing," which can affect one's behavior and create uncertainty. The speakers emphasize avoiding "weird" and avoiding negative thinking to avoid causing undue behavior.
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Jemaine O'Brien today in shallow Dotto, continue that of see if salted Hadid started iron number 19 Last week or 20, technically but I didn't actually get through it number 20 I had recited it as a group so I'm not going to repeat that again I'm just gonna go through explanation shall have the meanings. And then we'll recite maybe the verses afterwards we may go up to 25.

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Today if we have if we have time

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there Hadid is the final one within this cluster from above to Al Hadid. Once we're done sortal Hadid we move on to a new group of sutras, that

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term in relation to 28. It's a cluster on its own, from which I did it to a team. And they're very different. They're very different than the ones that we've been doing in terms of their focus and their purposes. And it will be different from the ones I come after, as well is the final piece of part of the Quran from cloth to a nurse. And first of all, this is the summary or the kind of the finale of the book of Allah subhanaw taala, where all of the topics and concepts and learning points that were talked about in the Quran in detail in the longer sutras are brought down, spoken in more in a concise, concise manner, at the end of this cluster of servers and from cough to Al Hadid. They

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they talk about these very important decisions that we need to make. And it puts us in front of two options each sutra does. And it offers us a choice each time. And these choices and these options. And these decisions are very important for us as human beings, because we have to, at some point in your life, you have to make these decisions. You can't afford just to kind of float around without doing them. Some people do by the way, not not to like I'm not saying that you can't, you can. But at some point, even if you're older, you're gonna you're gonna have to ask some of these questions, you're gonna have to figure out what you stand for what it is that you believe in? How it what type

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of decisions you want to make, what group you want to belong to? What does guidance mean to you? What is no certainty mean to you? What does your righteousness mean to you? What do blessings and how do you read your life? How do you read what you got? And what you were given? And what you have? Is it something worth your gratitude? Should you be thankful? Should you what should you be? These are important? These are gestational questions. These are questions that people at some point will answer I think I think the earlier you ask yourself these questions, the better for sure, for sure. You need to think about these things as early as possible. And you're in your teenage years, this is

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something you should take time and think about and

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listen and grow in terms of your understanding, and contemplate to reflect and analyze and observe and understand and learn and then make your decision. And once you make that decision, clearly, it'll make a huge difference in who are going to be later on. And they'll wait and the longer you wait, you know, the the more time you're just wasting for yourself. And it was the Hobbit and he didn't have a choice, they couldn't make these choices. Some maybe some people around you in your life, parents or older people who grew up in a with a specific background, or during a certain time, with very limited options, he didn't have the luxury of taking time to contemplate and understand

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and then make these decisions and figure out what they want to do with their lives and actually make these choices appropriately. And that's why I think this use is very interesting, very beautiful. And if that's what every sort of did. So today, specifically a little bit different doesn't give you an option between two things. Either you choose one or two, or here's 123. Choose one of them. Booklet I need is more okay, here two things. Why do you want to choose? Whatever you answer is wrong, because really, you need both, you cannot afford to actually go through life without both of them hand in hand with a specific percentage of each and every choice that you make. You can't be

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someone who just focuses only on the ball head without the ball plan or only on the bottom with the law, how you can you can you can engage in any activity without understanding the amount of focus on the mechanics and the amount of focus on the essence and the comprehension of the act. And that goes in everything. That's the spirituality and materialistic piece. We can't, you can't really get anything done if you're not understanding how what what the what the spirit of it is, what the point of it is actually a lot of the failures that occur in this world, especially on institutionally speaking. And

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it comes from that in this it goes not just for on the scale of small institutions, it goes the point of countries and nations, what happens is that the focus becomes so much on the mechanics on just keeping things moving. Just the overhead of it just keep on going that that what we lose the essence of why this was put in place to begin with? What was this? What is this there to serve? What are we trying to do here? And that's very, that's really a problem. And it becomes becomes quite problematic. This actually affects families, marriages and families can can go into that, where the focus here is just the the law of the marriage, just the just the basic mechanics of it. We're

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married, we get up the morning go to work, you get to you get up you take your kids to school, you bring them back, we you know we go on vacation, but there's really nothing there's really no terribly occurring like actual target. There's no actual connections and bonds being built in and this is what ends up you know,

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eventually cause

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Think customize masajid are not places that need. Yes, obviously, unless your needs are met Robin is a member and he's a fibula and needs water and use lightning. But that's not what it is

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what it is, that's the mechanics of it. Of course, obviously, you can't have a mess. Without those tough we can just get guy there and beside the garbage bin, or somewhere else I'm going to treat you need, you need a space, but that's not what the place is about. That's not the essence of it. That's not why we have it. It's not because of that we're not that's not the focus. That's not what we tried to maintain and, and take care of, really, it's the people it's the message of service and the education and mentorship and, and support and aid. That's what this these places are about. If these places don't do that, then then it's empty on the inside, they're empty, and they don't serve their

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purpose anymore. And they become meaningless. And they become sorry, they become meaningless spaces. Just take up space and money and they don't mean anything. Don't do anything. They're empty all the time. What's the point? What's the point of having there's no point there's no point the property is occupied something like very simple message mechanically speaking very simple. But no walls. Half of it was not even roost didn't have a member until maybe a couple of years before he died out in salatu salam very simple they just made sure that they had the gravel just so that you could when it rained it didn't become mud it was it was the water would go through the pebbles and and they made

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sure that there would the Qibla was appropriate and that there was a place for the Imam to stand just simple stuff, basic stuff. But that's imagine the amount of new water that came out of that place. Is there anything even even remotely similar? Historically, has there ever been a place where more knowledge with were more AI need?

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More televi and Teskey occurred on the planet more than those couple of years? Not even remotely close? Nothing. There's nothing that's even remotely close to that yet it was of such simple means, you know, financially speaking, I'm not saying that you don't and the sooner he's not coming here just say that either. I just he's not here to say Oh, throw them at you. No, no, no, no, no, you need both. That's why Mandela dup Lula Corbin Hasina in the room was so different, you know, almost the party with a Corolla is still even commend him for coming public. In fact, there are verses that talk more specifically about putting your wealth to build. But that's not everything. If there's no

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question in the heart, that doesn't mean anything. If you don't know what your light is, if you don't have a light on the day, if you're if you're not finding your lights, yet, as you're accompanying me sooner if you're not, if you're not here finding your light so you can so it can light your way on the day of judgment that none of it because meaning means anything. If your iman is not real, if you don't see that the Prophet Allah you saw two sermons here, be it in beginner till you reject mean of Illuminati, the neurons the verses talked about, then there's no point we're not doing anything. It's just a big colossal waste of time. Really, it is. Unless that's the goal of

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all of it. Be very careful. This happens a lot, we get so focused on the technicalities, they have a name for that they have a name actually for when that happens.

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Go to third world countries have a name for when the focus becomes on the technicalities, the mechanics not on actually the actual work where they call them.

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Rocker see what it is all Drucker says it's all this. It's just people who are given roles, they follow the rules, those rules were put there to serve people, that people could get their work done, they could come through and be served by the governmental institutions or they can get what they need, when that's no longer the focus. And the focus is just following these checklists and just get clicking, just checking those boxes, then we have we've lost the essence, which why it becomes a nightmare, which why the worst day of your life.

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I grew up in a place where the worst day of the year was the day you have to go and renew a certain type of governmental paperwork. Piece of paper, we're guilty though the worst day of the year, you were treated like garbage in and out. And you were forced to pay money for something that you didn't have to pay money for. And you'd stand in line for hours, because it's not about the service anymore. And this happens a lot countries that are established upon extremely profound ideas such as freedom, such as autonomy, such as quality, they go from that to something completely different.

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It's the freedom to offend is the freedom to to oppress us to freedom despite the freedom that I need to to use your wealth to silence others. That's not freedom anymore. This is something different you're using the same concept but it's not like you're just now it's just about the technicalities. Just about the technicalities about the little

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not really about the essence of it. When Salah goes from a meeting between a servant and their Lord, to just any a couple of movements that should take no more than two and a half minutes so you can go back to your life again. And it becomes completely meaningless. And it doesn't mean that you stopped doing it just means that there's a problem. There's something missing. Is that okay? Is it okay for me to say that you don't have to pray? No. Is it okay for me to say well, you know, it's better often you sit there you make dua, Yanni meaningfully, then pray to raka or pray for all of us.

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With No, no, I can't say that anyone who says that is actually not qualified to speak about Islam and this and that borderlines go for borderlines go for you to say something like that. But it just says that there's something missing, that we need to go back to understand. So to hottie that there's a balance here. There's a balance between the materialistic aspect, the physical, the apparent, the mechanical, and the essence, the spiritual, that piece is important to they're equally important. Have you ever heard about this? I think was it a couple of months ago, during a series I called Achieving the balance, and they went through maybe 15, or 16 different topics that I talked

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about? Well, I heard on the bottom, that you cannot, you can't there's no, there's no art, there's no winning argument for which is more important than the other, there isn't. There's no winning argument. They're equal. They're equally important. Just deal with that. We don't we don't like that, as human beings, we like one of them has to be No, no, they're equally important. They're, they're equally important, you have to invest in both in both equally, you have to make sure you're taking both to take care and taking care of both of them equally, you can't afford to get rid of one of them. Or to give one more time that you can't, you can't you do that you end up in a big problem.

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If you do that, you end up in a big problem. If you don't have the filter to understand how to do stuff, but you have a connection, then you will worship Allah, not how he wanted to be worshipped, and you won't be accepted. If you only know that if you don't understand the actual essence of why you're doing it, then it's all mechanical, and there's no connection and lots of other world except you can't you cannot invest in one without the other. And that goes for everything. I believe we'll have data on that a go, this is a rule that applies to everything in life. Well, I have with whatever it is you do. Whatever it is you do when you're just your job, it's your your marriage, the

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relationships you have with people around you with whatever your volunteerism, he doesn't matter your studies.

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Whatever it is that you do, you have to invest equally, both ideas, it's not just the mechanics and just the idea, you have to be able, if you have a great idea, the essence is there. But you have no way you have no planning, you don't have no idea how to implement that idea. That was the point, that idea will fail. There's so many beautiful ideas in the world today that are not going to see the

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light of day, because it's not theirs, they lacked good planning. Because there was no one who had the ability to actually plan out the steps and make sure that they brought the wealth and the support and the numbers to the table to make sure that went through.

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And then an idea that is less attractive, less good or helpful, that just had that planning comes through.

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The pilot help doesn't just emerge and needs people who are capable to carry it.

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need people who are capable to carry it, those people who are capable have to have the materialistic piece, the raw value side those and we told them before I come to Mecca, Medina

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to buy your own money, put your hand pledge. And in fact velocity will also your your spend your money, what do you have a lot of you have a little doesn't make a difference you'll spend? Yes, we'll spend, okay, put your money. If you don't put your money, he's not going anywhere we need you need that piece. You need that piece to empires, nations and ideology, they don't just stand on the is happening, you need to put in something. But that doesn't mean that there's no essence to it, and that there's no comprehension of why it's important to them. In this does not justify forgetting why we do what we do, why we do what we do, it's really easy to forget, after a while, while you're

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doing what you're doing, you just get into the flow the habit of doing it. Physicians, they get into the flow, they start forgetting that they're there to relieve pain. They're there to relieve suffering to make people feel more secure. In a moment of extreme fear and uncertainty that they're going through. Physicians who do this for years, they forget that they have to be reminded of they have to, they have to take and make a point of reminding themselves that's what you're here for, but also to become numb because there's so much pain that you see every day. Teachers after a while will forget that they're there to inspire in a generation not just to explain a mathematical or

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grammatical concepts are there to inspire to, to try and provoke thought and curiosity and young minds so that they can go and learn.

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And they just take that and keep on going. lawyers will forget after a point it's not just about taking a case that you can win it's about defending those who are oppressed, finding someone who has no no voice and offering it to them making sure that you are their voice because they don't can't afford to have one.

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that justice is the goal here is to achieve ideal this. These basic concepts are forgotten here the essence of everything forgotten, because you get into the mechanics too much

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is what he says supine on Wattana that was just a little bit of a reminder.

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He says it is number 20 But this is the second time he says yeah, limo Yeah, let me know this. Total I do it twice. I remember what I told a talk to you in detail about the first one last week and my favorite. One of my favorite is in the Quran. The second one a llama know this animal higher to dunya know that exclusively. The

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low life. Let's head to dunya

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dunya is not something that we reject. We don't hate dunya you're not supposed to hate dunya or curse dunya or unless you in what you mean by dunya is at higher to dunya and that case, it's okay. If you're talking about the low life, the life of just falling your primitive instincts that okay, but dunya as in the existence that we go through right that we are experiencing right now. It's not something corruptible, or I need. Why, because this is the same dunya that ALLAH SubhanA he created it. He sent His most beloved messengers within it, he relieved his books in it. This is the dunya that the prophets of Allah Selim walked in the hostel, the good things about destiny, this is where

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we get to see His Ayat is where we get to worship Allah subhanaw taala, it was not all negative, was negative about it is if you decide to live a low life, to dunya, anything dunya means low, earlier is high and dunya is low, or dunya is close.

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It could be low and close it depending on the context. But I didn't do any Emmys the low life. Why the life that is following just basic instincts. That's because that's not there's no, there's no real yeah, there's something missing there. There's something missing.

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Primitive instinct, you watch any documentary on National Geographic and Yolo what they are, they're pretty simple stuff. Every creation behaves pretty much the same way. With the same goals and the same ideas in mind, it's pretty the pattern becomes, you know, exhaustingly, I need repetitive and tiring, because the same thing, everything, everything from an insect do I do an elephant seems to be doing exactly the same thing, trying to achieve the same goals have the same ruthlessness when needed. Their goals are just survival and increasing in their nutrition and trying to reproduce and

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and that's where the problem, obviously, that's what ALLAH SubhanA talks about here. And this area, is based is basically explained to you what exclusively inherited dunya actually adds up to the interesting piece of the versatile, it's five or six things. And I'll tell you about that none of these are actually fully Haram is the interesting part of this verse. They're not fully how you're not told you're not allowed ever to do any of them. No, you're actually you're supposed to do some of them. No one's here to say that you're not allowed to fulfill the primitive part of your instincts, not at all, Islam is very, actually very vocal about about the fact that you have them,

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and that you need to fulfill them. And that here are the ways here's Here are the ways to do them. Here's the way to fulfill these needs. And here are the ways that you shouldn't use to fulfill your needs. And if you use them, then you're going to get met, you get lost in that hierarchy. You'll never you'll be you'll never find yourself again. Because it'll just you'll just it'll follow you fall. So you need to figure out how to do that in the proper manner. So he points that out. Yeah, number one number two Dunia when it comes to labor. Well, everyone was in tune with the fall hold on Boehner come whatever, hold on by Nicole MacArthur and Phil Emery will hola Oh, you can see that as

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one so there are five or six depending on how you want to break them down.

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One of the things he pointed out here supine Number one, he said live life is an activity that doesn't have a goal. It's just it's just leisure a goalless activity. Like for example, football. You know, I don't mean like the egg thing they kick I'm talking about the actual soccer, young football. That's it's a game, it's a game. No matter how many goals they score.

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The fit like nothing is going to happen. Like if if the goal if the if the team wins 10 nothing or 15 or nothing. No warping, no warp is gonna open in the middle of the universe and we're gonna go to see another and realities and nothing's going to change we're not going to be able to go back to the UN and say, Okay, we won 10 Zero. Now we want to change the sanctions on nothing's going to happen. It's just the game. Global warming won't go away if you need the out of the country wins the World Cup. And it doesn't matter if you only who becomes the best player of the world, it doesn't matter, just the game. Now, there may be secondary benefits such as if you play sports, you end up getting a

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bit more healthy. But the game itself the action itself is aimless. It's just it's just leisure, I say aimless, I say in terms of purposefulness, achieving a larger a higher degree goal doesn't mean this it does that based on that? Does it mean that it's haram? No, it's not haram to play any sport. That's how long to play any game. Obviously, unless you're gambling, and this whole different thing that was cited that you're allowed to play, you want to play, play with your friends, you can play, there's nothing wrong with it. But he's telling you what to do here are the some of these five things. And it's important to think as if these are the five things that oh, these are the only five

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things you care about. Or if these are the only five things that you engage in, or spend your time doing, then there's a problem. Because these five things are there, every single living creature would like to do them. Every human being is just is basically just programmed when they open their eyes to life and grow up a little bit to seek them out and want them

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but they're not why you're here.

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They are not your purpose. Your purpose is something higher than that. And if you can't see that, if you can't lift your head and see that then there's gonna be a problem, because then you'll just be stuck with them not even so just leave

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leisure will level one level or activities that are not the priority at the time. So level is a little bit different than life.

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Because level can be purposeful level can be something that is purposeful that has a goal. But it's not the thing you should be spending time doing right now. Meaning there is a more important activity for you to perform right now. You're doing this it's a purposeful behavior, but it's not the one you should be doing at this moment. There's something more important than it that you should be doing. And that obviously, we do that a lot. Whenever we want to run away from our responsibilities, that's what we do we go look for something else that's helpful, or it's good, so that we can you know, justify why it is we're not studying, especially people don't like their

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study, they don't say so they go maybe to play a martial art, or they go into you know, they clean their room or they go and they needed they helped they do something, it's helpful, like some form of volunteerism is good, but it's not what you should be doing. What you should be doing right now you know, your priority list and this is not your this is not number one. I'm sorry, it's not number one. Why are you doing number four, when you know you should be doing number one, that's the whole that's the whole you're you're distracting yourself, as well. How can work together be distracted by wanting more or the pursuit of more distracted doesn't mean that what you're doing is wrong in his

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essence. It's just not the right thing to do at this moment, not the right thing to do now, it is something more important.

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So these are the first two things I don't well alone could be purposeful. It's just not what you should be doing at this time.

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Was ina tune is in adornments, Xena meaning finding

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things that offer you a little bit more luxury. Xena is just a concept of luxury.

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Within the Quran, that's what that's what it means no matter how Rama Zenit Allahu Allah to Raja li But you say, Who is it that dares to make the Zina of Allah that he put on this earth? Haram? Who dares make it happen? So he says apologize without off? And the answer is no one no one can make it wrong. But he's pointing it out here. This is a part of higher dunya is care for luxuries? Do you have a house, you want a bigger one car you want a newer one? You have a fridge you want to work better when you have a TV you want a wider one have a PlayStation you have a more modern one Nuvi whatever you got already got you can make it a bit better. You can always add something to your life

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make a little bit nicer. So it's none of these things are haram. Just be be very understanding very clearly, I'm not sitting here telling you any of them, none of them are Hana. Neither is Allah subhanaw taala. By the way, this is not saying this is what I've noticed. This is what it is, understand things know things for what they are, just know what they are. So that you don't there's no there's no ambiguity. There's clarity here, these things are highlighted dunya These are simple stuff. These are just parts of your primitive instincts. Yes, you have to fulfill them a little bit. But be very modern, be very careful. Allah subhanaw taala, created duniya for you, did not create

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you for dunya Don't be the servant of the thing that he created as a servant of you

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understand what I'm saying? Don't become a servant of the thing that he created as your servant. Because that makes no sense. That's reciprocal, that's a that's a closed, that's a closed cycle that goes nowhere. Donia is here for you. Meaning Allah subhanaw taala the way it's designed so that you and I can exist.

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That's how they use the word in the Quran. Let's hear it has been set up so that you can exist the way you are, we wouldn't be here how do you not set it up. So panel done in a certain way, the more you understand the biology and the geology of the world and yourself, understand that it's almost set up pretty, extremely accurately, or else it would not be here, there would be no chance that human being would ever evolve and exist, had it not been the loss of our data made me the details very specific. But we're here, we're here because the spinal data made sure that we would do is create it for you. If you take that duniya that was created to serve you so that you could use it

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for issue for something bigger for a purpose that was of a higher level or higher degree for the bigger picture if you don't use it for that and you actually become insolvent meaning you're just running after it. You want more of it, then then you've actually that's how you demean yourself. We gave you a servant and instead of using that for something that is higher you

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you became a servant. You dropped the level

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you dropped the degree was something you wanted to call Ramona bunny Adam, Allah somebody's saying I have given you a high status. And I have made dunya masala like it's going to be for years for your service. What you're going to use it for what I'm telling you to use it for. If you drop a degree, like no, I don't want it I'm gonna run after it. So I'm going to focus on my

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that's the problem. This is the problem. This is why he's talking about these things and none of them are haram. I just I don't want that. I don't want that to come off. I don't want you walk away from this halacha thinking that I'm saying oh, you can't play and you can only perform to when you can't you can't No, no, no, you can be very careful. It doesn't become the essence. So certainly the saying don't allow don't

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I mix these things up is the materialistic pieces of things don't let them become the essence they're not

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Xena so the luxuries we all want luxuries Nice. Okay, fine, not wrong.

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Couple growing, growing up making a bit more money they want a nicer place to stay they want a better clothing when a girl plays fine, fine, it's part of your life course course course course you're gonna want that and want to do that there's nothing wrong with doing.

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you probably see already that people it's all they do all they think about all they want all they talk about all they care about nothing else matters. Just making more so you can spend more so you can go, Mr. President, that's not that's not what you're here for. Not why you're here. You can do it. But that's not why you're here had become the purpose. It's the means. You can't take the means and make it the goal that's make there's no sense of that. That's the one of the worst mistakes you can make in life. Here's the tool, not the goal. This is the tool you want to use. It's not the goal. Not even weirder, when was ina to what the file hold on Boehner come the fall quarter here

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they were the father is pride the father is showing off or

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in better terms competition amongst you. Better terms competition amongst you. That's really what it means here. Really not the issue of bragging in front of one another. At least that's what I've been actually says in this offseason. That's what Tom but he also added in his Tafseer as well. It's funny because he has something similar. In fact, he had. And he talked about this being a competition amongst you to achieve statuses in dunya of some sort. Whether it's well financial status, serve sites, social status, or political status, some form of status competition between you're trying to make more, you're trying to get your business to be a little bit more successful

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than the other person is busy trying to get ahead in your job more than someone else. It's a part of life. If you're competing within your within your job or within your profession, you're not going to be you know, chaperoning people along as you stay where you are going to try and get ahead. That means you're going to try and compete with someone who's also trying to get ahead, you want to get one step ahead of them. So you can make a bit more money, you can be in a better position,

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financially and socially. That's a part of our life to hold on. To them. There's a little bit of compete competition here in terms of achieving things. Number five, what's the Kessel Run? Phil? I'm working with OLED. And then the pursuit of more in terms of wealth.

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And in terms of children, or Miani offspring. You say what how is that different, it's very different. The first one is competition. There is the other person are there people are important here. The cathode is not it's not about other people, it's just about you wanting more and want to increase, increase what you have in terms of a multiple older than one, especially if it's specifically as obviously financial strength and all that is social. And this is these are emotional. And this is the manual by noon Xena to hieratic dunya, she says subhanaw taala, wills and children are the luxuries of this dunya because they get the financial strength with money, and you

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get the social strength with children. But it's not about competition here. It's just about the pursuit of more pursuit of having more of that financial and social strength, not necessarily in comparison to someone else that you're competing with. And that's specific, the competition is real in this world. But then aside from the competition, they're just in pursuit, pursuit of more. So he points out subhanaw taala, here five things which basically summarize what are highlighted dunya is its play leisure, there's activities that are there for fun, there's really nothing else. Activities are not that important. There are goals, there are benefits, there are secondary benefits for them,

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but they're not necessarily the most important thing to do. And they're not really the your priority. For example, it may be someone decides that they want to go and spend six, seven months in some point place in the world to learn a second language of some sort. And they don't even know how to read it, maybe a few verses of the Quran. Now, I can't say that going to learn a second language is the wrong thing. I can't without with a good conscience. And I can't do that. It's hard for me to say you can't do that. No, you're gonna go and learn a second language, that's a great thing. But maybe just maybe there is an activity here that's a little bit more important for you. Maybe you

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should be able to read the book of Allah, maybe you should know a little bit of your deen so that you understand what it is that you believe in. So maybe that's what love is, is an activity that is something secondary, whenever there's benefited, there's some goal to it. It's just not really what you should be doing at this moment. There's something more important for you it is a skill that you need more. Maybe you love school, and you won't decide to go to school, maybe maybe it's more important at this moment to spend your time focusing on your academics or your skill set rather than doing something different.

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Because it's aimless fun.

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activities that are not necessarily the priority. It's luxuries. Finding luxuries enjoying luxuries of life is competition with others to achieve more. And it's the pursuit of more in terms of your financial and social status. This is what I did. Dunya is now telling me

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if you were to take a moment and revise your life, how many of your activities fall under one of these five categories?

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If the percentage is more than 20%, then you need to do a full revision. All That You Are

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we can't beat our head.

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But unless we are able to acknowledge them, you can't. And only you can only think you can't beat a habit or a trend unless you are able to acknowledge what they are the Prophet, Allah subhanaw taala, here describe for us, basically, in my opinion, and I'm not going to, I don't want to I don't like generalizing, it's very rude and it's condescending, it's not appropriate. But when you think listen to these, I feel like it feels like everything in this world is just some way somehow or somewhere somewhere in these five, like, really, very few things actually are outside of those five, very few, very few activities are actually fully purpose and selfless and towards a goal that are prioritized

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appropriately. And a lot of this world is just one of these things, just either fun or luxuries or activities that don't necessarily aren't necessarily necessary, aren't necessary, necessary at this given moment, or is competing to get ahead or is just wanting more of everything that you can get your hands on this dunya that's really not what you're here for. That's not why you created you Subhana wa, tada. Oh, this is you're much more valuable than that. This is the piece that I think is important for you to walk away with today, you are much more valuable in the eyes of Allah than this than this. Because if you think of this, if you think of these five things, they're not that

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impressive. Anyone living their life just to achieve them. It's not that there's nothing there's nothing, there's no, you know, awed by it. It's not something that someone can brag about. Maybe some people do, by the way, very much, very much so. But if you if you have some profound or some degree of essence, or that you wouldn't, you wouldn't see that to be something worth any, any, any bragging rights.

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But it's important to understand that Allah subhanaw, Taala sees that you are above that. But he's saying, you see all these things, you're above them, you're better than that, you don't need that. That's not what you're here for you. That's not your purpose. There's way more to you than that, even if some way or some number inside, we feel that's really all we want. We want to be able to play, I want to be able to do whatever I want to do, I want luxuries, I want to be better than others, I want to have everything that I want. I want all the money you know, even if that's how you feel no, just know this, that Allah subhanaw taala thinks more of you and sees you to be something

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much higher than that much more valuable than that. And he knows he created you with a purpose that is more meaningful than that. And he destined you he destined you that's what's called there actually is he destined you to something more important, more, more meaningful than that. Now you choose. Either you will meet that destiny or you don't, we all do. But this is what it is. And then he gives us the pilot Wattana the example cometh any lesson, he gives the example of all this, he said, this is like the example of rain, light rain, that's the lightning.

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A job I will prefer never to

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the farmers were impressed by the green that came from the ground once the grain hit it. The word could fall here. It has nothing to do with disbelievers. It's used. It's an interesting usage. He chose it supine or without as specifically as a reminder, but really the actual meaning of kofod here are farmers that were they weren't covered means to cover something to just cover something. And cover in its essence is covering the blessing by not acknowledging it, is covering it up not acknowledging it. So that's why we talked about what call for is it's not acknowledging the blessing of God. And then it turns into disbelief when you don't acknowledge the blessing of existence, that

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He created you that you're alive because he wills you into life. You don't acknowledge that that's comfortable. I mean, you don't you don't acknowledge God altogether. And everything he's done, that's why it became synonymous. Gopher became synonymous was disbelief. But the basic idea is covering and the race idea is far from that is covering blessings. That's why I come from a village called cover poor or cover our cover means a cover it means to rob

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a piece of land that it has that has heavy or thick soil. Why? Because that soil covers all the seeds that are under it. And the kuffar here are not the disbelievers. They are the farmers who cover the seeds with the land so that they can something come up when the water hits it. And that's how Arabic works. By the way, you take a three letter root, it has a meaning and then all the meanings that are used, it just basically are derived from that basic concept and it just keeps on going. And that's what and here I confirm is not the disbelievers however, it's the farmers and you can go back to any of this if it to proceed. Some scholars gave the simile of it being disbelievers

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and it works as well by the way, but the majority of them believe they see it to be the farmers and it makes more sense because the context allows for it. To fall on to the farmers were impressed and awed by the beauty of the green that came from the ground.

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Maya Haeju you but Allah whom was Farah then it grows and then it starts to get a little bit old and it turns a little bit he's many blossoms and blooms but that almost swatted on these are

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See a little bit of yellowness in it, the green goes and it becomes yellow. So my Hakuna tama and then from the yellow. And as it turns into something that's dead, it turns into debris. So biomass is debris, nothing.

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And that's the that's the end of the simile. That's the example there's nothing more that's that's the example he gave us a pinata with no, as it is, it is Donia. That's all it is. It's just rain, it comes it hits the ground, something green comes up, it blossoms. It's very impressive when it does. Green, it's useful. It's healthy, it's beautiful. As to Tricia has everything you want, but then it turns yellow, and then it dies, then becomes debris and then doesn't. It's like it never existed. That's the end of it. And Dunia highlighted dunya. That's what it is. You're impressed by what you see. there's life, there's low, there's Xena, there's the fossils, there's MacArthur was all there.

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For the grab up for the grown up for grabbing, go take it you can go taking you spend time just having fun and doing whatever you want to do and, and pursuing more and competing with others and taking the luxuries and doing all I could do all of it. But all it is is just it's momentary, it's just a small speck of times the speck of time really, really short. You're just enjoying the green part of it very soon, it'll turn yellow, and they'll die and turn into debris, nothing will be left of it. All they'll be left of it is whatever you use it for that was beyond that. Whatever you were able to use it for that was beyond those goals. Because those aren't the goals. Those are just the

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activities that come those are the standard activities that come with being alive. The added activities are going to always have something you're going to get are fun, you're going to do stuff that you it's going to be a part of your life. That's not why you're alive. That's not the goal of your life, that's your purpose, you are destined for much more important things than that, you have to raise your head,

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you have to see it looked at the horizon and see the bigger picture of it all. And then focused on the goal. And use all of these things. I actually think it's important to schedule your leisure and to schedule it, I do it by schedule, meaning I treat it as, as it's as sacred as the times that I come and spend here. Sacred at this I can be on call, I can be sick. If I'm here. And if I'm in this city, I'm alive. I'm sitting here on the front end of Sunday night for years. Why? Because it's sacred. But just as this is sacred, my leisure time is sacred to me. It's important, you shouldn't schedule it. But remember, it's not what you're alive. It's not the goal. We're not doing all of

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this so that we can have more time for fun and games. We're not doing all of this so that we can have more money later, right? Doing all this we can have more studies, not It's not why we're doing it. That's not the goal. That's not what I'm trying to achieve. But I need these things, without some luxuries without a little bit of leisure without some fun without competing and making them and getting ahead without trying to pursue some wealth and children without doing that you can't survive. You don't actually live a full life. Some part of you is going to be missing you're gonna be upset, you're gonna be unhappy. The idea that oh, I can exist. I know you can't No one can we

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can't exist with nothing on our own. You can say but look at our suit allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Exactly, exactly. And that's why he's Rasulullah. Because I don't think anyone can do even come even remotely close to what he was able to do when it comes to that, to live a life where he cared nothing, cared not about having fun ever. He never missed prioritize. He never looked for a luxury. He was not competing with anyone. He never tried to increase his wealth or his skill at all. So Allah, how do you stop using them, and yet he was the happiest person, I don't think we have the ability to be like that. We can try it. But I don't think we can. I think the way that we can try is

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by just making sure that we moderately do these things, reminding ourselves they're not the goal. And that the goal and the purpose is something much more important than that much more higher than that do what he did Allah, His salatu salam in having that vision. Having that long term goal of for those who Allah knowing where he was going with it, and why he was given what he was given, but no you need you need a specific amount of it. You need to have things good things, you have to have nice things. So you can be any at peace. You need to have some time for fun. You need to go out and spend time with your friends, you need to I tell people, if you're not, I tell us a lot to younger

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guys and sisters as well. You need to be satisfied with yourself academically. By the time you're 30 you have to be will be very upset if you're not. If you waste a lot of time and you're not happy with where you are and what you've learned what you've achieved. It's going to hurt the sting important that you take care of your academics and take care of it. Why? Because a part of us needs to compete with those around us. We have to figure out where we live where we exist in society. Achieving a place in society that allows us to feel that we're confident that we have a voice is important. You need to do that. It doesn't mean that everyone has to have a PhD just means they have

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to be in this position where you feel confident with what you've done. You like what you got you studied something you're happy with. Doesn't mean that it'll ruin

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Your chances to get ever getting married or having children or waiting for 50 years until you're, you're way too late to too old to do it. But I'm saying that you have to be in a position where you feel comfortable. And you have to achieve some degree of financial stability, some degree of social stability.

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I say this specifically, talk to people who are my age who do what I do Imams who don't have either are not happy. The man who doesn't have financial stability or social stability, and has not achieved that they're not happy. They may be sitting in Australia serving people, but that piece is missing. They don't have they don't have that security that other people have. If you can ask them questions, because they work in a messy and they're paid any small amounts of money for

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they don't end up having that fun. They don't have a pension plan. financially secure. Yes, they're answering questions, answering questions, and they're performing their duties and they're educating and they're mentoring and aspiring, but there's something missing. That's why you need to have this stuff. This is not allow for you to drop out of school and quit your job and stop going on vacation. So no, no, no. Do go ahead. Understand what they are though. This is highlighted Dunia.

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Do not treat it as more than that. Don't give it more room in your heart or your mind than that. moderate, moderate it. Control it.

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Schedule it makes you understand exactly why you're doing and then focus on your on your purpose. Who you're here to serve what you're trying to do. Don't let these things distract you from where you are, they will oh they will have no idea if you're thinking listen to this this is simple. This is not simple. This is not simple. I can't even begin to tell you that I'm broke people who were very focused they know exactly why they were alive and then they graduate they get a job get married, have kids and then follows a flow to a they come and visit every like like like games as they say like budget them once a month they come in by they pray Russia, if Samsung believe to

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distract it too much going on. Life is good. Life is too distracting. What do you mean how to dunya too distracting. And that's the whole point of view not that's why you're supposed to learn No, it shouldn't be never, never, ever take you away from your goal ever.

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It's just a painter without I hope that was a benefit to you. This is very, very profound and beautiful and try to bring as much depth of it to you and showing you understand what he says and at the end meaning in the hereafter either Bucha deed there is severe punishment, or Melville feel I told him you know, Allah, he was one and there is forgiveness true forgiveness from Allah, and his full satisfaction

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is one where he's fully satisfied with you, meaning there is no chance that he'll ever show you any aspect of his wrath, and you will never be punished by him again, you'll find both he's saying your will you find both, you will find severe punishment and you will find beautiful forgiveness and amazing satisfaction from Allah.

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Woman higher to dunya and this higher to dunya that you see that we talked about that he explained the five elements of just nothing but meta on the Guru

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is just an enjoyable illusion.

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Meta is something that you enjoy, that helps you grow or is something that eludes you. Not real, not meaningful. It's just an illusion. But overall, it's just an enjoyable illusion. DISPRO for a while, and then it won't be here anymore. Right? This is not forever. This is not forever. Everything you own is not forever. You don't really own it. You're just using it for a while. You just rented it from God for a while. I'll give it back. I'll give it back. Everything, everything, even your bones, even your bones, everything you'll give them back everything Subhanallah without everything that you ever use will go back to him or to other people in the meantime. Nothing you do. Nothing is just an

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illusion. You just have it for a while use it then you move on. It really there's no meaning to it if that's the goal. No Manhyia to dunya Illa Mattel will recite and show the verse after the number 21 will be Lahaina shape on your body.

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so he says to pine on what to write after this guy that summarized or explained to us what I owe to dunya is and how important it is for us not to be eluted by it and not to walk down that path mindlessly he says Sabby who started the race one another

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tip to me is there's more than one person doing it, and they're doing it to each other. So sample Masaba, close to race. So race one another, after he pointed out Subhanallah with Donna a briefly in the five things that differ from being a GM, he said, there's some competition that's going to be amongst you in terms of achieving certain statuses and certain getting ahead in life. He said, Really, what you want to do instead of that, is you want to race one another, towards the forgiveness of your Lord. And a paradise you Jana out of blue Hawk out of this summer is displayed is like the display of the cosmos on the earth now is usually used as the shorter distance or the

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short guy, there's the thought and the out of the woods, not the length or, and that's an acceptable translation. Honestly, it's not wrong to say the width of it is the width of the cosmos on the earth, saying that the length is much longer, that's fine. But really, it also means the display, the display of it, meaning is something that when you look and you see that when you stand in one place, you see the cosmos and the earth to be almost infinite to you. You don't see the end of it is the display to you is infinite. You may not be but the display to you is that that's what the agenda is. It is it is like that it is the display of it is infinity, you just don't see an end to it.

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You're not able to see the end of it because it's just it just goes in every direction. And for us the universe does we have not been able to figure out where it ends or where it begins in any direction. There's really no up and down. Right the moment you get out the earth Where's North once you leave Earth and maybe float away a little bit into space, okay, where's north now, where he's up and there's no up and down anymore, there's no up and down and right and left, there's nothing just it's all relative to to you where you're standing is just relative to where you are at that moment. Now north is up and up to you. It has nothing to do with the universe. We don't even know in which

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direction exists. That's out of the heck out of the center of its display. It's winter does the winter display of the cosmos on the earth. We're in that Levina men will be he will also live it has been prepared specifically for those who believe in Allah and His prophets and why he put that together. If you remember he did the same thing at the beginning of the page. I didn't point it out then because I was hoping to point it out now since it came together. At the beginning of the pay. He said Well Athena ama no biller him or Rosalie he will echo most of the whenever shahada and RB him and here he said we're in debt in Medina, mono Villa he was solely why Roeselare no rasuna he

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for example, well,

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presumably he may elude you to think that he's only talking about the prophets of Allah Allah you saw he was selling which he is not. He is talking about all the prophets. Now do I does that mean I have to believe in all of them, even the ones who don't know you are technically you do, but that's not what he's talking about. He's trying to say that all of these prophets write the exact same message. They all thought the same thing they all said are good Hola, Morocco, Manila and a Euro who are if you go in Nila comb Rasulullah Amin on top Hola, hola. Hola, you Rooney wanna lay him in Algeria, in Algeria in la la, la, la la mean? So you go to sort of get into some of the sewers in

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the Quran Machado. So further, are there all sorts of food for example, you'll find that all the profits are out of will start out their argument, the same couple of sentences, the same stuff. So when he says I'm an OB, when he says I'm an hoobler. He will Rosalia believed in Allah. And he says his profits what he means is they believe in Allah, the way Allah has commanded people to believe in Him, the way he wants to be believed in. Meaning they understand God, they accept Allah, they acknowledge God the way He wants you to acknowledge Him, not the way you want to. This is what roeselii He means, meaning the universal method that Allah subhanaw taala has explained to people in

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terms of understanding him and believing in Him and worshiping Him because this is not about FIP. This is not about the act of prayer, the act of CME or the act of hygiene that will differ from one prophet to the other, you will differ for sure, for sure, they're not the same, these rulings are not the same. They are who would have a different ruling a different set of rulings than what a 70 million brought different rulings than what the Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam brought different than what the Buddha Islam is. The Buddha had different than what Rahim Allah Islam have very different than what they might have used to them had their different rulings, but the concepts the essence are

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the same.

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Again, the differentiation I don't know if this is making sense to you, but this differentiation is suited to Hadid where the cause the focus here is known about the mechanics. No, he's here talking about the essence of it. The essence is the same. He explained to everyone the the meaning of law

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Hello, Lola, he explained to everyone that AI to dunya is meta or guru, and you should not be distracted by it, he explained to everyone that we should be racing towards agenda, we should be competing with each other trying to get to that gender, not in the form in the eye. And so, competing and dunya is different than competing. And I want to make sure make sure that's clear, because some people kind of don't understand how it works. Competing in dunya, there's one spot, and I'm trying to get there before you. That's how it works. So I'm trying to get ahead of you. Competing in Africa is not just one spot, there's an infinite number of spots, the spots for all of

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us, my competition with you is an encouragement. My competition with you is trying to please Allah subhanaw taala more so that I can get be closer to Allah. But it doesn't mean that you don't get to be close, it doesn't mean that you don't get to be where you want, it doesn't mean that you're not going to be a winner too, it means you're actually going to be a winner as well. And me competing with you is ensuring that both of us make it when I compete with you and Dunia one of us is going to make it more running towards the finish line, one of us is going to get the gold medal, the other one is going to be sobbing and going home depressed. When we compete enough, we'll both be happy.

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We'll both be extremely happy. And the person who gets there first or the person who has a higher rank Allah subhanaw taala take the other person and put them in the same rank. So you explained this appointment with Donna. The competing about it was not like that competing of dunya is not the same thing. Is it competing that will encourage others that will ensure everyone makes it is to actually motivate people to be better, motivate people to be better not like dunya is so he's he explained this to everyone supine at one time. That's why he said here Armando Billahi. All Rosalie because he's he's focusing on the essence, the essence has been the same image and everything to do with it

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that Allah is has been the same Allah Subhan Allah never changed any of that. There is no Ines and Iman, there's no obligation when it comes to Iman at all, or any of the essences of what religion has been, or what has been or what ALLAH SubhanA has explained to his prophets in terms of who he is and what we're supposed to be doing here. What our purposes No, the abrogation occurs upon rulings,

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days of the year that you're going to do certain things and the timings within the day and what you can eat and what you shouldn't and stuff like that. Like that. But not not the essence the essence is the same. That's why he pointed out here below he will also live I always find that an interesting piece that sort of Hadid any point brought to us a new understanding Delica film Lulu he you see him in your shirt, that is the bounty of Allah and He gives it to whomever he wants to partner with that or whomever wants it. Both translations or understandings or interpretations of this verse is very correct. Both of them at the same time actually are correct. He gives it to whom

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he wants subhanaw taala and he gives it to who wants it?

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Let it get filled moolah, UT he gives it to or he offers it to mania shot Manisha either mean, whom he wants or Manisha, and they want works both ways. Like the AI itself. The wording itself works both ways. And both ways are correct. Meaning Allah will not offer it to someone he doesn't want to offer it to know it'd be offered only to Allah subhanaw taala wants to offer it to but he offers to the ones who want it. The ones who actually take a look at highlighted Dunia say yes is slightly below who and Xena differ hold on MacArthur, I'm really I'm really not really impressed by that. I don't want to live my life like that.

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By the way, people who indulge in that type of lifestyle, you know, they're not happy. They're not happy. I know, especially young guys who think they're not they're not happy. I think I don't think they are happy. They're not.

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You think they are because they have all the money and the yachts and the parties and the big pools and they have the cars and they have the jets and they go places and they have people around them and they and they get to that. In essence they're not happy. They're not it's just look at the data. Don't even trust me just go look at the data. So go read and you'll know doesn't bring it does not bring fulfillment at all doesn't mean it brings momentary momentary highs. Yes. Momentary joys Sure, sure, for sure. He's saying that's apparent that he's not saying it's not Oh, no, he says now even though he's pointing out Yeah, yeah. And this is what they're doing is sure. Now I have a low in

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Xena. But it's but it's empty. Empty just like that. That dying, dying plant when it turns yellow and slowly and slowly becomes debris, empty. There's nothing there. The story ends with it doesn't stick with you. I don't know anyone. Your old age can go back and experience the joys that they experienced before. They can't they can't go back and experience a full stomach of a beautiful meal they had or a relationship that they had or something or something they owned. But I know someone whose heart is filled with the love of Allah subhanaw taala at their last moments, find that very fulfilling and enjoying that to their last moment and being in a state of joy that the people around

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them can't even understand. I know that for sure. Because that lasts that goes on

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that's meaning will law who will fell below obeying the law and is the one who has the greatest and most impressive and beautiful bounty recited after and shoulda

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saw the mean mostly, but in fee we were laffy fusi comb

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wala fie fusi comb in laffy kita

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lengthy kita been meal Powderly and Nebula

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in Nikka law here see

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Lika Isla del Sol Allah calm

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well long hula you hit muku Dallin fell who?

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Lavina yerba Holly Luna Yeah, more rune and nurse, baby boo

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me tell Walesa in law who will one you'll need

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we'll stop there today. I think we'll leave each one defined for next week. I don't think I don't even know if I'll get through the explanation of these three. But here's subhanaw taala. And again, remember the purpose of sorts of odd was just trying to help us balance between the materialistic and the spiritual aspect of our lives. Just remember that as you go through it, that's why the suit is there. That's why he talked about how to Daniela incunabula. Hoon was Xena because he's acknowledging, yes, there's a materialistic aspect of this. You can't survive without it. It ain't the goal though. The goal is Saboo Feuilletine virginity and that's the actual goal here. Don't ever

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forget that. And then he points out here something Subhana wa Tada. This is very intriguing. And people struggle with this a lot. This is actually a an extremely theologically driven, man I saw I mean, we'll see button Bill early. Well Fe and for SQL, there is no calamity that occurs that happens

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on Earth, or specifically to you in Luffy Kitab him in public and Nevada, except that it was written and decreed and documented within a record in a keytab in a record before we offered it life. Nevada, US will bury SubhanaHu ATOD Elberta is the one that offered life that's what it means. That's his name Subhan Allah Tala Harlock. The one that created something from nothing it will bear is the one that offered a dead thing life and it will. So what is the one that offered life purpose, that's the meaning of these three. So nebula meaning we offered something like Min cobbly and Nevada mean before we offered it life and he's talking about life itself. He's talking about existence or

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the world or earth before we offered Earth life, before life ever existed before the first breath was taken by whatever living thing that all was recorded, was all in a record. It was all well known.

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Now people listen to this. And this causes them a lot of agony. This is maybe the fifth or sixth. In terms of the FAQs, like the questions I get the most is ranked five or six somewhere there. One of the questions I get the most it's always the the always the person always comes to me about this question and says I just want two minutes of your time.

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It takes two minutes, no, this is like two years more than two hours. I wish it was two minutes to two hours two hours that you can finish learning understanding the aspect of the law and further understanding what that means understanding the the, the ambitious attributes of Allah subhanaw taala that he is the omniscience that he has the Aleem general JELA Lu is extremely important. As a Muslim you must understand this properly and not and to make this even more I need to clarify this. This is something that Muslims have have struggled with

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Even Historically, most of the theological groups that broke off in the first maybe 300 years of Islam, they broke off based on their own understanding of Kabbalah. And so you have the country and algebra, you have a bunch of other, a lot of other groups, they broke up because they couldn't figure this piece out. Even though it's not that hard to understand when you recite the book of Allah subhanho wa taala. When you actually read the Quran, it's not that difficult, maybe to see that this is something that the human race has carried with them a long time. And I don't want to take, I don't actually don't want to talk about the theological part of this. I think that's

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something that you need to pursue on your own. I talked about it in the facing disbelief series, they didn't Ramadan is a part of the update, of course that I'm running. So you're welcome to actually come attend that even if you don't have to actually take the credit or anything, just attend the course and listen to it because we'll talk about it. But But today here, I actually want to point out for you what Allah subhanaw taala thinks, or believes what Allah Subhanallah stated that you should benefit from knowing that he's telling you Look, I'll Saba mean, we'll see but in a kind of a calamity occurred mouse, nobody will see but didn't know what calamity has ever occurred.

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No misfortune no difficult, no event of any sort has occurred. Now you don't care about the good stuff. The good stuff you don't none of us are none of us are. That's fine. Anything good. We feel like we deserve it anyway. So let's apologize for it. Because things are fine. It's the bad stuff that we have a problem with. It's the bad stuff. It's the difficulties, it's the things that are negative, you know, like those things, there's a No calamity occurs fill early on Earth, or whatever you can push them or specifically that's going to happen to you in the keytab in comedy, except it is exists within a record that exists that record itself before we offered life. Before life ever

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came to be in Africa, Allah Allah He has seed deed that is for Allah subhanaw taala. Extremely easy. It's effortless. Let's see what this is. It's effortless.

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Awesome. Nothing's

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very simple. Very simple.

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Not for you, me, this is what? Oh,

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how does he know everything?

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Oh, couldn t

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Why would you be here? If you didn't, you would not be obligated to worship Him if

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He He is Allah subhanaw taala? Because he does.

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Because he does he is alasa force he does, wouldn't even be theologically or philosophically acceptable for him, not for us to even for us even to suggest that he doesn't know something that is happening within our universe, is actually a huge magnification of our existence. And it's taken away from the concept of a supreme power a deity and a god. I think it's very important that you take time to understand that understand that the alien has nothing to do with your freedom of choice has nothing to do with it. Knowing something that's going to that it's knowing that something is going to occur versus not knowing is going to occur does not affect whether it occurs or not. It's

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just the knowledge of it. I know chickens lay eggs, I stopped knowing that chicken laid eggs they wouldn't stop laying eggs because they would still lay eggs every day. When I started knowing that they laid eggs they didn't start that day they were doing it before him is not a Swiffer is not a an effective attribute. Now the problem is well, how does he know the future? If it hasn't happened yet? Yeah, it's the future to me. And you so the future to him processing that is the future to Allah subhanaw taala is again, not understanding the basics of who Allah subhanaw taala is, because if he had a future, meaning if time is something that you could apply to God, then you can stop

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worshiping God and go and worship time. Because time is more powerful, because he can't take this without it he requires it anything he requires subhanho wa Taala is stronger than him and he is a Samad he does not require time time is merely a fraction of exists a fraction of a creation that he made. So for there to be a future for him is actually meaningless meaningless term is a medieval understanding of God and that never made any sense this is why most scientists in the in those centuries completely lost their faith when they following specific games politics following specific states they lost it altogether because their understanding of guidance completely meaning and that's

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not what the Quran and that's not what suited to Hadith specifically, I'm not gonna even go to other students talked about to tell you started by telling you who will oh well when it started that way. Not some other suit. Oh, no, no, this one, this one is number three. He's the first and the last. Well go ahead what about that he is the appearance of the essence, he is all because none of time or a space applies to him to begin with. So understanding that at the beginning of the surah making the saying this is really easy. The point is for you not for you to worry how he knows his knowledge is not like ours my knowledge of the future is based on something and not having freedom of choice, it

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has to be programmed. It has to be pre programmed. I have to know that it has no choice it has choice that I can I can only predict I can know for sure I can predict I can say with certainty

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Well, that's my knowledge do I think that the nature of my knowledge is equal to the nature of Allah's knowledge? No, obviously not. And I can't know the future because it's the future to me and slave, is it live to Allah as well? Of course not. If there's life to a lot, that's and we'll see. But that concept is a problem.

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And yet you and I sit here and we make our choices.

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So the idea that I don't get to do, do whatever you want.

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I'm gonna stand up in the middle of this message and start breakdancing right now. No one can stop you. If you already want, you can do it. You can walk up leave, you can sit and pray. You can sit here not perish. You can do whatever you want. You're you choose, the idea that we have no freedom of choice is ludicrous. Because right now you sit here, and you can stink, you can make whatever decision that you want to make.

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But Allah subhanaw taala knew all of that. And all of it was recorded, and everything that's ever happened and ever will, on Earth or to you was there before like ever existed. So what's the point of that yodel because people get confused from it. But here's the point Allah subhanaw taala is trying to explain the kala Salah method to come with a different Hobi Murta. That's why he's telling you this subhanaw taala, not to confuse you know, for there to be five or six Islamic sects that are just disagreeing on aspects of culture that they don't even understand or disagreeing about the essence of God that they cannot comprehend, or talking philosophy at a level that they don't even

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understand that they don't even understand forget about the common man understand, they don't even know what they're talking about. Just causing a lot of mischief in the world and bringing a lot of division foot forward on something that is not comprehensible. Because Allah goes way beyond our ability to actually fully understand that what's the point of knowing this? Is this kala Sinoma 30. Well out there for a Hobey MATA is so that you do not over grieve over something that you missed out on.

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Or something that occurred to you that took away something from you. So you don't over grieve over the difficulties that happen, whether they're for a hobby,

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and you don't become vain or arrogant because of something good that was given to you. That's it.

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Well, how was that because it was all written way before, not about you, has nothing to do with you. It's just this is the hand you were dealt, and get some good and some bad, don't over grieve, about the bad, don't become don't hate your life. Don't become disgruntled, don't object don't become depressed over the bad and don't become overly zealous, or become extremely vain or arrogant or arrogant, because of something good that you were given. Because why? Because Allah subhanaw taala does not love every mortal coil for who, that's why because he does not love them.

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These are, these are very important. I'm going to run out of time. I'll stop here. And we'll explain them a little bit. We're gonna explain and talk about this in a little bit of detail. I want you to go home and listen to them. This is why he's explaining to you that it's all in a book way before you ever existed. I knew it's not so that you start wondering how is that so that you deal with what happens to you in your life appropriately, the good and the bad? Now you have the tools to do so. It's really weird that we would take that piece of information that he designed to help us deal with what's happening to us in our lives. Yes to argue philosophical concepts that we have no ending to.

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I'll end with that announcement.

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Hit Hola. Hola. Hola. And just as if it were to Blake was that Allah who was telling him about like, I don't know, you know, Mohammed in early he was I mean, he's talking about him about a calligraphy from Santa Monica Rahmatullah heeta. I know about good

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