Adnan Rajeh – Tafseer Surat AlKahf #04

Adnan Rajeh
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greatness, you're going to need four basic elements. And it's like every single jump out, you're supposed to remind yourself of these four elements. Do not forget, this is what you need. These are the building bricks of what Islam is supposed to look like, on a on a larger scale right? Now, force elements for stories, that's what that is, and restore your name to the fight are even those horror stories are not repeated anywhere else on the floor, you will not find these stories anywhere else is always with the guy. And he's got his own story of the two men and the men, two men with the two, the two gardens only sort of tell the story of Musa Olayinka. And a little combination of what we

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have here, you'll find that it's very unique, the level dalfour original stories and ones that that means that this is something very, very special, because you will find the story, but I don't know how it looked. And who wouldn't saw the hand drive and who's repeated many times. But O'Brien and yes, there's always a unique perspective of the sutra. But you will find the sutra in a sense, or, to some degree being repeated in different places, contains four stories that are totally original not previewed anywhere else. And very specific to the theme of the sewer, what are the four elements, it's starting from the backwards and going, going to the end, going back backwards? Number

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one is, number four is power domain. And number three is knowledge which is usable. And number two is wealth. We're going to start studying today, this is the second story. And then the first element that we studied in the story of anecdotal results, as to what I've been called, based on their story, sort of being called based on this idea. It's the idea that it is the ethical compass.

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The group of values that you stand for, what is it that you believe in? What is your theology? What is your ideology based on? See if that doesn't exist, the rest of the elements don't do anything. Like if you don't have that, then whatever, wealth, whatever knowledge, whatever.

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Whatever wealth, knowledge or power exists, will do, nothing will work because it's not, it's not channeled in one direction, it does not serve a common purpose. So it doesn't help in any way. But if you have the idea, if the idea is there, if what you stand for is clear, if your list of values and fundamentals are

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held, held properly, or highly ranked in your heart and those around you have like minded people, then whatever knowledge, wealth or power you obtained, will actually do something you will it will be channeled and you'll see the impact of it. So the influence now that will answer the question, why is it that Muslims are larger number that they can't see the impact of that number? Why is it that there's 2 billion of us? Why isn't it there's 330 1000 of us in our community that you can't feel the impact, right? The Eco leader of this group isn't there. Because slacking that first point is, it's hard to get your team rocking the wrote everything down. They knew what they stood for.

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They knew what this they had a plan. They understood exactly what the way they were going, why they were doing what they were doing very important to them. They took time to write it down.

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They were in touch, they were like minded. And that means that their efforts, their energy was channeled in one direction. And when you do something, it's not scattered into the universe uselessly. There's actually something that's bringing it together. And you ask why is it that 30,000 People don't there's no way there's no impact for them, right? They're making a difference for themselves or for other people around them, which shouldn't be the case. The case is that when when a Muslim community exists, the highest that exists within it is there's so much of it, that it that it spills all over everywhere.

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figurative meaning, meaning the highest goal is to everywhere everyone is going to benefit from the hero of this Muslim community. But if they can't even help themselves, or the question, why is it the problem with the deen itself? Or is the problem with the way that Muslims are dealing with it to begin with? They like it. We like that. We just like the idea. Not in the sense that it isn't there. We like our clarity of understanding it's we don't we don't know what we want yet. You haven't you haven't looked deeply enough to understand what is it that we want? Three guys to this. Three teens, teenagers, students, and they changed the the outcome of a whole kingdom. Allah subhanaw taala made

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sure that they died and then woke up again they slept and woke up again to see the impact of what they did. Because if you could just organize a bit, just a bit, if you can just come together and agree on a couple of basic points and then start working towards a common goal. Your impact is limitless is specifically if you're doing it for the sake of Allah Subhan Allah because Allah will change the laws of

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The University just like it did for for Alucard little thing very simple.

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And even if you get to see the difference in your lifetime, like you have to believe that you have to know that is the ripple effects. You may not see it right now a little little that will happen. Allah subhanaw taala. But you see, God didn't they thought, what were you going to do for you guys? You know, doing some hugging, spreading a message trying to bring people back to Dean trying to you know, help those who are uneducated or or for those of us have social support or money. You're just finding ways to to help make people's lives better? What is that going to do? What is that going to do? Play bail asleep for 300 years and wake up, and then you'll find out what that can do. You can

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see what that can do. Because it's not us doing it anyway, it's Allah subhanaw taala. Just just fulfill it, just do your part.

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Just do your part. Just find it, it doesn't work any other way. You need the idea. I, I fear, I fear from moving forward to the next story. And then this not being crystal clear to everyone who's listening.

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It's fundamental. It's a principle that is underneath, understanding the importance of having that idea, the clarity of where we are, and where we have to go, and then gathering around you like minded people who will will be a part of that as well. How should we implement on us? Alright, what should we do? So that's, of course, is the million dollar question. Right? So what? So what do

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you think you think I have the

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that's the whole thing? Is that not there's no one person within it with the answer for this, I can't offer the answer. What I can offer you is how you're supposed to start thinking you're supposed to start looking for those who are like minded. They're supposed to fit but sit with those people who are like mine who are thinking like you who have similar goals to you in dystonia enough. And then you start talking about how is it? How is it that we can or how can we improve the status of our society? What is wrong that needs to be fixed? What challenges do we have that we can easily overcome? If you just had a bit more organization amongst each other? How can we be productive for

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ourselves? How can we improve the status of our of our Ummah, and when that happens, when enough people are talking about it, and other people are coming together, you will see it will work.

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You will meet just like I got from it, Allah subhanaw taala will make it they met, they didn't know each other, they were learning all these things from different sources. And then when they find themselves standing in front of each other awkwardly and silently, but they found a way to connect, and then higher came from the higher that change the status of a community inevitably, right. And even though they couldn't see it, that's happened. I don't have the answer. But I have the method, I can tell you what you need to start doing. And then when you started doing that, you start saying okay, what can we do? How can we start? Where can we start? Everyone has it everyone sees things

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differently? We need the different perspectives, we need the different ideas, and we need different people with different expertise in the world and in life in order for us to actually do something.

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But is it impossible? Is it not? Is it something we cannot do? Is it beyond our ability, but alas, apologize, telling you Look, even if you thought that remind yourself of the story,

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were just 317 Stop, stop selling drugs,

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all under 20. And this is what I did for them. And this is what they're the impact of their actions. So don't fool yourself by saying no, well, I can't do anything, or my effort or my influence is going to be very limited, or what you get changed will policy everything. As long as there's in the law, everything can change, because all him anyway. So just just just do your do your part. And then I like to talking about the circle of influence. So you start with yourself, and then you have family, that becomes your family. And then if you do that, then it gets bigger and bigger. And then you connect with people who are doing the same. But now it's it it turns into a network turns into a

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network. And then when there's enough people like something, you can see things in a different, a different perspective. And that's that's what I hope you take from the story. But you got to think about it. After the story was over. There was a number of I did commentary that commented on this on the story itself. And we talked about the concepts that these I carried and I just revise them quickly before we continue. So the first concept and say Aluna I told Rob

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is do not focus on what is superficial, do not lose. Do not lose focus on what is essential in any story, or in anything away. Don't be someone who is superficial, be someone of essence and of substance. Don't talk about issues that are completely useless. three, or four or five or six or seven doesn't mean anything who cares, that doesn't change doesn't change what you actually benefit from the story to be someone who's capable of seeing the substance and essence and everything. That's the first lesson in this story. Very important, because we will not be able to have an idea if we're still thinking in a superficial manner. If our thoughts are very superficial. They're even

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coming to talk about what is what is it that we stand for what is that we need, you will end up having ideas that are extremely superficial and useless. You'll find people who are focusing on appearances we need I want to see what do you want to do that you want to see in your community? And then I get something like well, I want to see you know, our youngsters wearing the hat.

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Epson Guillory, why? Why does that matter to you what they were, who cares what their haircuts are, we can't Can we can we focus maybe on what's inside their hearts, and what they hope to be and their aspirations and their ambitions and their and their creed what they believe. And isn't that more important, focusing on on how it has to look from outside is superficial and it's useless. It's a waste of time and money and effort, money. Money is wasted on these things beyond your imagination from a communal point of view, so much money is wasted on just appearances. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam started a an unparalleled revolution in human history, from a masjid that had no walls, no

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carpets, and was covered by old pieces of poultry fiber. That's where he and he changed the world from there. When they prayed, if it was raining, that he would mix the chute on clean, it would be mud. And they would say when he would come up from school, you could see that the mud running down his face on the lights, and he wouldn't wipe it off. You would tell me don't leave it, leave it, leave it be proud that you are starting something so great from a situation so So sodium is so difficult. Yet we spend immense amounts of money on issues or just do nothing but make things look good.

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Or just make it seems as though it's not working.

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The difference between educating your kid and sending them to school.

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This is telling you so what's the difference between educating your children and sending them to school? You may think that the same thing but they are not. Yes, school is a place to be educated, but doesn't necessarily mean that your kid now was educated human being you sent them to school, you can say that I sent them to the best school to preserve the lucky or the educated know? Well, who cares?

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Why Why should I care? If you send them to a school? Or you didn't send them to school? Or do they know what they stick with? What they? Do they understand why they're alive? Are they are they well educated human beings with with with the clarity of perspective and purpose in life? Are they not? This is the difference between what a superficial and what is what is what is of substance was important to this deep which has meaning to it. And then just issues that, you know, the first is very important, isn't it? There's another he talks about the same you this is a topic in the Quran that is repeated a couple of times, please do not get caught up on issues that are completely

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useless and worthless, as example of the number of number after that.

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What attitudinally say,

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everything you do in your life, you need to make sure it is in accordance to Allah's will. It's not just saying in sha Allah, but it's making sure that what you are doing is in Allah as well. You're not gonna say in sha Allah give him something and that something is going to be a sin magazine, sha Allah tomorrow, I'm going to go drink alcohol, no, they gotta say Inshallah, to that, it will be very weird for you to say Inshallah, you would say I'm going to do it, not necessarily not inshallah. So the concept of putting it under allah as well as understanding that this is a little supine, and I will go up, look at that. And see, that's why the moment you make a decision, and you

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didn't think about Allah, as will remind yourself, and then say, Europe, please guide me to a decision that is even closer to hack them. The decision that I made, I made, I came up with an idea, it may be helpful, it may be close to happening a bit far away from Russia, Europe, please let me make sure that you bring it closer to Russia than I was able to make into every decision you make. So these are these are the elements you need for us to come up for us to come up with an idea for us to take from the Quran, the things that we need to build our community. These are the characteristics we're going to need. You have to be someone of substance, you can't be superficial,

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if you're superficial, you're going to ruin it. If it's going to be just based on appearances, then you're loving it after you were done. It's not nothing's going to work. You have to be someone who before they make a decision, I always think, is this the will of Allah subhanaw taala where is this the will of me, which is what I want. Because there's a big difference between what I want to what Allah subhanaw taala once I want things that you may not care for too much, or may not be very high on his list of priorities to prioritize right now, but I want them because the that doesn't matter. It's not important. That's number two. Number three.

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Allah subhanaw taala reminded us that He is the one who knows all who hears all, who sees Oh, so when you're making up your plan, putting your plan together with your ideology, remind yourself no matter how hard it seemed, are far far far fetched. It seems to you it's all in his hands anyway. That's why He gave us to the willing to do bigger things better than he thinks he was done with this 300 Regarding us the other night usually you just in case you thought he didn't know what to do the math so he knows what a little labels similar to every unseen thing of the heavens, or this is he sees the most and he hears the most anybody nothing and no one to stand by you by himself.

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reminding yourself of that cost of living because it's very dark. Now, if you were to look at it from a figurative point of view is the situation of Muslims in the dark.

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Could it be darker? Well, every time I think it can get darker it does. I don't know how how every time they think this is like the pitch block as it can become it becomes

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Even worse, we were even more lost. And there's actually seems to be there's no end to this graph going going down, just there's no end to it. But we remind ourselves, well, it's all in his hands anyway, he has all the knowledge, he knows it all, he hears it all, he sees it all. It's in his hands. So maybe you should stop worrying about it. Maybe, maybe it's time for you to do your part to stop worrying. That's number three. The concept of understanding that Allah subhanaw taala. He knows it all anyway. So why are you over? Why are you excessively worried to the point where it is stopping you from being able to do your job and functioning properly? That's where that's the level

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of anxiety and worry that you're not supposed to have, you're not supposed to worry to the point where you stop feeling motivated to do your job and fulfill your purpose. You're supposed to worry to the extent that allows you to plan it out properly. Of course, that's the level of worry that's healthy. But if you reach that point where you say, well, there's no point, there's really, there's no there's no hope it's not gonna happen. It's impossible. It's impossible world policy changing and possibly going to happen. There's nuclear weapons like nothing's going to change it's not going to happen. So what some of you sit around and do nothing is the exact your point and if that's your

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point, then no, if that's your point, then no no wait was similarity with all the other syllabi he was on duty? He knew? No, there's no one else but him, no one will protect you but Him there is no one who is included in his in, in the decisions he makes, but in some high level data. So rest assured, the third three character These are characteristics that will allow you or allow us to be like,

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in the sense of doing what they did, or being able to take that stand, to come up with that plan. And to and to do it for the sake of Allah subhanaw that have an impact you need to have some characteristics three so far. Number one, we have to be someone of essence and not superficial. Number two, you need always to attach every single decision you'll make to Allah subhanaw taala as well not to your own number three is to understand this on his hands anyway, so you never you never lose hope and never

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worry, too that it's to an excessive point where you stop pushing number four, what's new about Will he

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make a mistake to what he revealed to you from his book? Because that is where you went to find it? Because Okay, I got all three people of substance, we

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make sure that we're trying to please a lot everything we do him in his time, that's all in his hands. Where do I look? Where do I fish for my for my ideas. Right here, we say what do you want to read, start reading and as you read, you will find you will find the wisdom in his books a panel that will allow you to come up with your with your way of thought and come up with you. Number four, number five, number five,

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you need like minded people, Will Smith enough second I leaning

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and then hold on hold on tight, with patience with perseverance to those who think like you, those who agree with you on how things are gonna happen. If you do not have around you,

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a group of of individuals who believe in what you believe in, who share your worries, who share your concerns and share your ambitions, then alone, you will not be able to you need to have what as possible unnecessary syphilis with the wording the Linguistics of it, ALLAH SubhanA is telling you is going to be hard, meaning you're not necessarily going to enjoy every moment of the day with them. They're not going to be the coolest gang they're going to be the funniest gang but as long as they

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actually they call upon their Lord in the morning to even like you do like as long as they think the way you think then hold on to them. Now the I even goes further than that I do I

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do not even look away from but don't awkwardly stare. Because not literally but the figurative way of understanding it is that is that do not look anywhere else you found them has you know who it is you're going to be working with this is this have you found it your parents, your parents, you're very lucky you found them, they don't look elsewhere, to redo Xena can hire to do near looking looking for the documents and the joys and the temporary highs of this world looking for money and welfare. If you find someone who thinks like you, who wants to achieve what you want to achieve, and you hit the jackpot, don't let that go. I don't even it's a very specific, you know, linguistic

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phrase in Arabic different for him to use that word when

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to use it to do

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whatever they're like.

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You don't walk down the road of those whose hearts were made oblivious of our remembrance and the follow their desires. Whatever however, we're going to move through their matter at the end is going to be scattered and unfocused. And it's not gonna be worth anything pulled off, it means nothing. It's worth nothing amongst

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your people like that you're surrounded by

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they may not stay like that last time you guide them more than he got to deal with it. But for the time being, for the time being, if you want to make a difference, if you want to be let go.

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If you want to have them the right, the right

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characteristic characteristics and attributes in order to make the difference that they made and to walk down the path that they decided to walk by. Then you're going to need a group of people who are like minded to stick and you have to stick with them.

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If you're lucky enough to find anything is we are very lucky, we're late.

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We're still in the lucky times. And we're still in the blessed times.

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There's a lot of people like that around you, right now sitting around you are enough people to change your community easy. And they think like you were they have the same aspirations, as you ever seen ambitions, the real likeminded. Now the question is, can you bring the rest of the elements into the story into this picture, in order for a change to actually happen, it could happen. And you bring the rest of the elements that sort of covered up with the characteristics that we just discussed. But you'd need

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it's not one person he gave you a number is 357, it went down to three, but nothing is nothing less than three, right? Because one is an individual and two is a pair.

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It's not gonna happen, you need more, you need more, but the smallest number of a Jamara is three right? Like if you if you go to study

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of Jumeirah, so sharing is 40 people or across 39 No,

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but Hanifa three

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because these three is the smallest number you can call Gemma that's the smallest number you can call so Fi is never good. That's why this sort of talks about three ideas just just to group just have a group have a group that you can you can see eye to eye with on with on the fundamental issues on the big stuff, right the the aspirations and ambitions of your society, then you're good inshallah. And then if you find him then don't look elsewhere, don't don't get distracted by anything, just focus. And don't follow it down the road of those whose hearts are Bolivians of the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala and they're letting a rock behind their desires and their matter

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at the end is going to be no growth whatsoever. Those are the five characteristics there's one more one more we'll respect to each other extreme or give us the sixth characteristic of the sixth commentary piece of commentary on it's a very very important one it may take some time

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so we start from a number 29

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page 297 We use a different

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pay attention to the way that suicide is pronounced Sue or small d to spin attention to that word specifically is a very specific word I'm talking about what E yesterday threw you off to the

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be safe says shall always

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smooth deaf and poor

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sort of play this one first and then we'll move on to the

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after it. Now, let's say that you have obtained the five previously spoken out characteristics. So you've taken the five things that you need. You have the substance and the essence you understand how to think you promote revise your decisions to the will of Allah subhanaw taala every single time, you know that it's all in his hands to partner with Allah, you're looking into the Quran for your answers, you have the right people around you, meaning you're you're moving down the right path of getting this done. So what is it that you're going to do?

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Once you have it? How are you going to move forward in your community? What is it that you're going to be seeing? What did I see?

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So what was their? What was their way of dealing with people? Right? Because they dealt with people and look the believers and non believers in their society? What is it that they what was the way they did it? Right? So you're saying what is their narrative that people can accept or not accept? So the narrative was and say a hakomi of a bagel. Now there's two ways to understand this.

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This phrase based on the era you are using, and I'll explain both ways, I will help pull me over pico means this

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See that the truth? The truth source is from your Lord. Right? Another way of saying, understand is that you're seeing what you have become, and then say the truth to people that come from the Lord. Are you saying, well, what's the difference? No. The first one is a statement meaning say, truth is from your Lord.

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Saying, What are you gonna say, I should say, to people choose this from your Lord. Another way of understanding you say, is the following is, say the truth and talk of the truth that comes from Lord. I think the difference one is literal meaning say the following sentence, truth is from your Lord. The other way, is talk about the truth that sources from right, so there's both and both ways, of course, are very similar in what they need, you're going to send it that way, either way. So let's look at it from the second in the second way. And now what are you supposed to say? Well, how about you tucked away I will talk about the truth that comes from your word, spread, speak and speak

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at every moment you can every situation every sitting, how long you talk about it. And you explain what that help is. You explain what righteousness is, what truthfulness is, what the truth is that come from the Lord.

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That's a big word, I'm not going to even go to this next part of the site before we take a moment and look at this. That word is

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huge, is tremendous. There's nothing, there's no word in the language that comes even even slightly close to what the concept of a house is. The help is so it's such a, such an important concept in Islam and in the world, that Allah has the power to add his name, he calls himself and help. He is how he is the truth Subhanallah in his own essence, he says,

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it will help when I've been over 11 How can we only created the skies, and then the heavens and the earth, the skies and the earth, we only created this universe with everything in it, based on the concept of truthfulness and righteousness. That is the basis of our creation, we created everything so that it would function based on righteousness. So we would only prosper if we you use righteousness. So things would only make sense and be of worse, if their goal was to serve righteousness, to help, everything becomes very, very small and trivial, when you compare it with everything.

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And if it doesn't,

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then we have a problem. We have a we have a cancerous problem. Not as simple and I can be fixed with it with a few servants. No, we have a cancerous problem that will destroy everything that Islam and society do the stands for

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this anything that is more important than doing what is right. At any point, if there's anything that is worth to you, or to me or to anyone here, or as a crew, is more important to us than saying and doing that which is right.

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The rest of it is is not important. What you wrote and what you agreed and the people, it's all gone doesn't matter anymore. You and you, me and my group and and we talk all the right characteristics.

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And what does it have for you?

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Is it source strictly from Allah? subhanaw taala? And is it the most important thing? And is it the thing that you will stand for? And is it the thing that you will spread amongst people? Are you will you spread your own agenda? Or do you have your own thing that you want to spread that amongst people, and that help isn't that important anymore? Or you'll overlook a few issues of lack of clarity of righteousness that Allah subhanaw taala established clearly in his book, it's not as clearly as a way of thought, and then talk about issues that matter to you.

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Things that you specifically haven't had beef with or have a problem with, or somebody that you feel is personal.

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Well, could it help to help? Nothing comes close to nothing? Nothing can. And it's a hard you think it's easy. It's always a hard thing to do?

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What I mean, when I'm looking at it from the concept of hockey,

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is that many times in life, you will be put in a situation where your personal interest were what were your needs, were your whims and desires, but your fears will be in the crossfire of you doing that which is right, or saying that which is right, or acting in a righteous manner or holding on to the concepts of righteousness. Sometimes you'll be oppressed or persecuted and asked to stop believing in something that you know that you know for sure isn't helpful or stop

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advocating for something that you're not as clear to you is a part of healthcare, because you're scared of physical harm, or financial harm, or social security, or then once and then what do we do? And then what happens when, when, when our decision is going to affect our social status, were affected our ability to make a good living, will affect where we're going to live on Earth, because maybe we can't live here anymore. We're affect people's opinions in me, or how they view me or do they like me anymore? They're not like me anymore, what about

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whereas, now, with that comes a very dangerous concept of, of actually knowing what happens is because if you have the you don't understand things correctly, you may you may overvalue overestimate something or underestimate something else. So understanding what is it is its own. It is its own step that you need to make. And so what is fundamental in Islam? What are the issues that are principles that we cannot compromise ever, never, ever compromise? This is what it is will never change,

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the issue of justice and equality

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and service of others.

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The concept of belief in the law and everything that comes with these these fundamental principles of what Islam truly

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stands for its essence,

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will you be able to always stick to them. For rule, there will be situations or circumstances that can move you move you away, or cause you to, to give it a call and help them just always say the truth, always say what needs to be said. Of course,

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knowing that it actually needs to be said, I find I find two problems.

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I find too extreme. I like people who compromise what was

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in the popular culture, or the popular opinion, no longer supports this way of thought, even if it's totally Islamic, then we stop, then we stop accepting it, or we find a way to get rid of it. Or we stop talking about it because it's not

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it's not popular anymore to stand on the member and talk about talking about Philistine right. It's not popular to talk about the fact that this is the party occupation online for over 75 For over a for over 70 years now that have thrown people out of their homes killed. That complete race of people in destroyed their lives. And in the heart of a part of the world that is almost homogenous if they weren't there. That's not popular to speak of anymore. So we don't, we don't talk about it too often. Only if there's bombing it only if the rest of the world suddenly thinks it's important that we can talk about it. But we have to take our cue from them have to wait for CNN to start

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saying Oh, do you know this has happened and children were killed? Oh, so it's okay now, so we'll talk about it. And then I find another part, another group of people who don't know what happens, they seriously do not know what it is they're willing to stand for it like toward the end, we'll go to perhaps to the end, but they don't know what happens. They don't know what it is. So they're they're ruining more than they're, they're actually helping because they have destroyed understanding of what happened is, it seems to me in those issues, like the people who are doing that they just delay as long as they can. Because when decades go by Easter to kind of forget stuff.

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And it just, of course just sort of to wash away like, I remember like, maybe 1012 years ago, I was up in arms every day I was really ever inside everything he wrote, I was up in arms. And now it just gets pushed aside. It's on the back page of the world news. You know, it's better, it's still there, people will get bored.

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We don't get bored of issues. You can even grow bored or something that's that's definitely definitely there. But we have both problems. Right? So that makes it quite complicated, but not not too complicated. Because if you have the right, if you're doing what the suit is telling you to do, if you are someone of substance, if you are someone who will always remind himself of what what is the will of Allah here, forget about why what is the will of Allah? What does Allah understand that things are in his hand, you're not you're not being held accountable, whether things work out or not, it's his it's his choices to pile on to Allah, he runs it, you just do your part. If you look

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into the Quran deeply, and truly, truthfully, objectively into the Quran, and you hire the right people around you to give you advice and you will find that help is not but but still still needs to be established. What is it about? What was it for us how to go about being what was helpful to them? Right, they had to establish what it was. And then what they did was they walked amongst people saying the truth is from your board. Here's, here's here's what Allah subhanaw taala wants for us wants from us. Here's what he hopes for us. Here's why He created us now he views us and where we're going what we're here to do the talk about it. Now what happens after that

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who wills will become more spokeman governor and he will he will choose it choose

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Do wants to become a believer, women shall failure. And whoever chooses not to or chooses disbelieve will become a disbeliever. It's totally up to you. This is completely up to you. You want this to come, we'll give it to you don't watch it play,

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you'll probably do what you want to do. Go believe in what you want to believe and act the way you want to act. At the end. Of course, this is not without consequences. They're not telling us to do whatever you want. And there are no consequences. No, no, there are very clear consequences for everything. But as far as we're concerned, the way we're going to do this, how we're going to make difference in our communities. Well, how we're going to come up with a plan and have direction is this. This is what is right? Here's righteousness. Here's right here, right? And this is what I will show it to you. Now you choose it you don't choose, it is totally up to you. This is completely up

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to you. I have no interest in forcing you into anything. I have no interest in forcing someone to come and stand in on my why do I want someone standing on my team that does want to play for it?

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Thinking about it is counterproductive? Why would I have someone on my team who doesn't want to play the game, but doesn't believe that our team should win? That's a horrible pick. You don't want it on your team clothes, go play with the other team? No problem. But I'm going to see what is truth? I'm going to say what the truth is, I'm going to see what it's right. I have not, you're not embarrassed of that. Do not hold back on it. But it's totally up to you if you want to accept it or not. I'm not going to hold you accountable. That's why Allah content as you all hear me he'll hold you accountable for your choices, not me. Very, very, very importantly,

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as Muslims,

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we have no interest of forcing anyone to do anything religious.

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Now legal as

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the law, it could be, we could all adopt the law of Allah subhanaw taala. And we could not, you know, people based on majority, how they look at things. But we have no, we have no reason to want to force anyone to do anything. Religious. Why? Because the definition of new luck is doing something when you don't believe in it. Why am I make why? Why am I making enough?

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Why would I? Why would I make? Why would I create them enough? If that makes no sense? I don't, the worst thing the world isn't isn't the fact that that's the worst thing you do? Because it's this lack of clarity. Because it's not you don't know what it is this person? Who are you what you don't know, because you

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are extremely human I do. They are the true enemy of all of all that can ever happen. A Kaffir is at least is clear. I know what he stands for. He knows what I stand for. There's clarity. Now if this clarity, we can work together, we can coexist. No problem we can because we know where our boundaries aren't, we know the differences. Neva kills it, we have no interest in forcing anyone to do anything. All we do is we say in the middle of Vita. Here's the truth that sources from our board. Here it is. You want to accept it and you'll be a lever and you'll stand beside me. And if you don't want to accept it, then that's fine. As long as your choice, as far as I'm concerned

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doesn't make a difference to me. This is how it's supposed to be presented. This is how it's supposed to be presented. There is no other way to represent this. Allah subhanaw does not need your assistance in forcing people to do anything. If you want it to force them, you can force them, he doesn't need you to do it for him, does not need me to do it for him either. doesn't need anyone to he chose to give them free will Who am I or you have to take it away from anyone. How dare anyone take anyone else's Free Will from them is your free will to Hillary. But I need to do my part. My part is to everything that we've studied. So far, we have to do all those steps properly, we have to

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establish a beam, we have to know what is happening we have to come together we have to speak of it. And we have to explain it has to be clear. And then people can do whatever they want. Now this is my this is my point, or the point that I want you to take a moment to think about

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before we before we go into the world and blame them, blame the world for Islamophobia, blame them for not being Muslims, or blame them for not liking Muslims or blame them blame them for anything. Have we done this?

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Or we recited the first. I don't know. 31 So

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it's funny. It's like Allah Subhan Allah, will they do it every week from now do not do

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it Muslims. You're Muslim now. Okay, here's what we're gonna have. Now you're going to read this tour every week till the end of time. So you can't tell me you will not be able when you come and things didn't work out and people didn't accept Islam and you didn't make a difference in your community. You guys say? Well, we didn't know what to do. I told you to read this every single week. How could you have missed this? You can't miss it just in case. Maybe it's a soda like me. You don't need to pinch. I was last time. I don't know maybe maybe. Maybe you never even heard of this

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Just before in your life, that's fine. But because No, no, we do this every single week. Why? Because you're going to find within it a critical element, a critical point that your community is going to need. And then humanity is going to need as well. You have to do it. You have to you have to spread the message, you have to say, and he will accept it will and He will not. But you have to do it. And then people make their choices. Have we done that yet? Have we actually spread enough for people to make their choices? Or is what's being presented to them be presented to them by non Muslims? You can expect a non Muslim to give them a hug from Islam? Of course, it

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would be weird if they did. Nobody Muslim if they did, they are capable of actually showing it right to people that they were doing, of course, I'm not going to do it. They're going to show whatever suits their agenda. That's what makes you different as a Muslim, you will spread the luck, they will not kept blaming the words. Why? Because it's their agenda. You have to have their plan, at least they executed their plan. Everyone has something they want and they're doing it. Why are you blaming people for doing what is it that they want to do? My question is why aren't we doing what we want to do? Why are we getting what we need to get out? Why aren't we spending what we need to spend became

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a take our own take care of our own youth.

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We can even take your own families to talk about

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non Muslims according to help them

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were the most powerful, not just in the sewer, but you know,

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I'm gonna share, I'm actually going to be their choices, but you say what needs to be said, You better do it better do it the way

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that you're going to do it properly. The way this will explain to you what needs to be done, because

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that may not make a difference. Of course, people didn't believe in them the first time around, believed in them after they died.

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That's the power of people respect those causes. The respect the respect principle, people aren't selfish, doing it selfless, even what they do people respect that. And if they don't listen to the first time around, maybe one day

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did that not happen to the prophets of Allah is how many Muslims were spoken to, in the first 1015 years, didn't accept them accepted it later. Some of them accepted it later. And then no ran with it so well, that they had influence and impact on the Ummah like like no other. They caught a new lead and other than the house even

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six years late. That's a long time ago 23 That's over forced that's 20% 25% like he wasn't there for 25% of the profits always in those prophecies wasn't there wasn't in the picture. came late still made a difference why it's okay. Because people, some people will accept some people want just make sure you keep on doing what needs to be done.

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After that, within the I started talking about the consequences, just in case you think, just in case for a moment you read this iron, and then you listen to me you think Oh, so you can do whatever you want and doesn't matter. No, I'm not saying it doesn't matter. Oh, it really does matter. But I'm telling you, this is how you're going to present it. This is your presentation, you will choose what you want. Now after you choose to talk about the choices in your body need indeed, We have prepared for the wrongdoers or the oppressors, those who oppress themselves or oppress others, or refused the message of Allah subhanaw taala. In that sense, that would be oppression as well,

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because it was hired help that was given to you and then you turn it away.

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We are prepared for them now to fire a * of a human saw, to * with walls that will surround them. Surah Depoe Hassan is a word that is used as a wall, but not a wall of a house, but rather a wall of forts. So he talked about a fort. So the walls of forts are usually multi layered. It's not usually just one brick, it's usually a couple of layers of brixon put in different in different places. So that you know the pressure points are different, so it's not easy to knock them down. So that's what it is. They are going what we prepared for them is a fire that has walls of fire, like a fortress.

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So don't have nowhere to go. I have lobbyists who

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this person was very, very intense, very powerful. Talking about the punishment and talking about the reward as well. If you both so because the question becomes well, why should we? Why is it that everyone gets to do whatever they want to live after? Well, because the the the the punishment and the reward at the end of it is really really really different. You shouldn't have a problem with this. You shouldn't have a problem with saying okay, I'm going to spread the message and those who accept it can accept it and those who don't accept it. I'm fine with that as well. No they have to accept no they don't. Why because you have no idea what's waiting on the other side of this. You

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have no idea was waiting on this I don't worry about that none of your business. If anything feels sorry. If anything when they don't accept it after you present it. Question yourself. Did I do with this right? I must have eaten this wall.

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I must have done this wrong. I couldn't I couldn't save him. We know he's oppressing saying bad things about Islam. Yeah, Habibi, don't take it easy. This person is in danger that he doesn't even know is happening. There's a train coming his way you can see

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if anything, the feeling and the art should be merciful. I didn't do it right. And then you question yourself and you see, maybe maybe you could have said better. Maybe you could have presented it in a better way. Maybe the word is gonna come out in a better way. Maybe he did. I could have done it better because I didn't end up saving him. That's what the profit is.

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Misery was no compliment the origin.

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Russia, Anna is standing beside a fire and there's the small butterflies, or the

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insects coming to them. But what are the

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is equal and unknown, and I'm holding you from your belts holding you firmly. So you can't go to none. I'm pulling your back. fader affects me

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when I can.

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But you are falling out of my reach. And I can catch that he's gone. That's all he sees is the hammer which I was just a guy that he put his hand out to catch before he felt that he couldn't get you maybe ended up even after they fought. He stood still I said lemon Khalifa. Right where they were very. He looked at them in sorrow in regrets. And he said

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to me,

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you followed what I told you was a loss of his promise truth. You find it then I'm gonna says they're dead. They don't know if they can hear me more than you.

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They can hear. I told you. What's happened? Are you happy now? No, that's like fun. I like a version of cigarettes.

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Keep that point in your mind. To him. It was like

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he was in sorrow. He was continuing. He was in continuous or continuous sorrow. So lies in continuous sorrow, continuous agony and grief. But he wasn't able to save everybody. And Allah tells him, you don't have to do that. Take it easy. It's okay. Just do your part. And he was a continuous grief that he couldn't say.

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That's why you have no problem saying the truth. People accept it. People will accept it. It's fine. It's up to them.

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Actually, I feel I feel bad about I didn't do it. Right. I didn't do it. Right. I talked to him and I didn't. I couldn't get I told him about Allah. I don't want Islam and then he you know, he brushed it off and walked away. I didn't do right. I don't say

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that's the one. That's the one the Quran talked about. No, no, that's not your point. That's not your thing. But if you feel oppressed, and you feel tired, and you feel like it's not going away, well know that the

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weight of the reward and the tremendousness of the punishment will brush away and take away any agony or any doubt that you have. Because it's beyond your ability to imagine we are prepared for them. Fire has balls of fire that will surround them when he has to leave and if they call for aid if they scream for help they cry for help you often get will be helped to the cry Oh we need help the

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fire ask for water or something when you

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don't we give it helped the man

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with water that is like molten Bryce. Moon is melt brass that's called.

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They'll be given wire molten brass. Yes, we will do that we'll fry and sculpt the pieces.

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Now, you hate the person who didn't accept the hug.

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You still hate imagining that moment you still hate them. You still hate the person who didn't accept it. After you imagine that.

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It's possible to hate what you feel is.

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Brother Listen, I've no idea. This Listen, listen, this is what Allah say you need you need to change you to think differently. And when they say no, and they push you away. When they hit you, when they physically oppress you and they take away which one is yours. You read this is again, oh, this is going to happen. You will be surrounded with walls of fire crying for help. And then you'll be given water that is like molten rocks that will scold the face Bieksa Shut up. The worst thing during the session on Bitsa is the horrible wretched thing to drink was how it was tough UCLA and truly evil resting place. The monitor in Arabic is a place of rest

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from the concept and metaphor because the elbow so when you want to sit back you put your elbow down right so this is when you rest so mortified is a place for you to put your elbow so you can sit back and you can you can rest so what was the most difficult and the most evil place to rest in the room?

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So do you still hate you still know can't tell me again. Then if that's not enough for you to reset that to next and then you'll be totally you'll be fine. You'll be cured from from ever feeling that again in the Ludhiana and what I'm used for the

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In a movie or agile woman center

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that God

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alone are the mean as we were coming

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way soon as the

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to see what is stable Rocco

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techie ENFP

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or we'll

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have students

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indeed the ones who believe in Allah some kind of Medina and did the deeds that Allah subhanho wa Taala created them to do while you will slowly have them explain that a couple of times I hope that how you understand the thing they perform the deeds that Allah created them to perform they fulfilled their purpose that's what I'm going to study hide means in deed we will not have any thing that they did go to us

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now it will be a lot loose and your your word man Isola Amadeu we're going to excelled in what they did. And this is you said why would you say it like that here? Oh, of course you're gonna see that here. Because as you go through what does it look like? As you prepare yourself and you come up with your plan you look for people who are like minded and you measure your your wills and your actions to the wills of Allah subhanho wa Taala and accept the fact that he does what what he will supine or what either he knows it all and he controls it all. You look through the Quran, and you spread the message in the form that I told you to spread the message. You're gonna find it really hard.

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Very difficult, and very rewarding. To be honest. It won't be a very rewarding thing. And you may ask yourself well, is it all for nothing, it's all in vain, not.

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Immediately. I will tell you the first thing you need to know that nothing of what you did last, it is all recorded. This all accounted for and you will be paid and luckily nothing's going to be lost. I know you're thinking well I spent years of my life trying to do this. And I'm 70 now and it still hasn't changed. Still as bad as it was when I was around. He tells you nothing

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how difficult it is literally feeling doesn't matter how hard or far the road seems this nation is remind yourself of the first thing he said in Minnesota he talked about reward. Be assured

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everything you've done is worth nothing will be lost. The people who believed and fulfilled their purpose would add those who lose their home Jana to identity they will have the Gardens of Eden, pigeon even dirty he will inherit the rivers of the wolf will run under their feet. You Hello Nephi Hammond myself, Toby adorned with bracelets of gold will be soon at the manhood law Minister inducing well established and they will be wearing garments of green silk both both thin and thick silk of different types of different and different origins.

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With Dickie enough he had reclining on their coaches near Mithila the best of the world who has the most excellent restaurants?

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So you look this is where this is.

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This is where this or this is where this group is.

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Totally. How would you possibly hold a glitch? How could you possibly feel hatred?

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How could you not be happy as you perform every single action

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bar we instill was spreading the message and doing it to me He asked you to do with supine or down how do you not work for your community and every moment as you're working to better than to improve it into the strength and the civilization of Muslims feel totally happy? Because this is what's waiting for you at the end of it. See this was waiting for the end of

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the day before he was waiting for the kingdom that people will try to go

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Okay, so no hard feelings. No if anything, you forgive me if I didn't present this properly, forgive me if I wasn't able to get to you. And I couldn't allow this, this beauty to enter your heart, forgive me. And then you keep on. And this is the fuel for you to continue to do this. So never stop. Oh, well like with everything that we talked about and all the difficulties but you'll never stop doing what you know is the right thing to do with these last two, in your mind, this is what's waiting for those who don't. And this was waiting for those that knew. And totally those who have Gardens of Eden, rivers running under their feet raceless of gold and garments of silk from

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reclining on coaches with the best of places with business concluded. What else do you want? Well, possibly

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the other

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too bad enough. That was the

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that sums up the first story with its commentary, of course of Sudan. So the guy was called, based on the spirit story in Missoula. And this sums up the introduction, the story of the who's got the what we learned from it, and then the commentary on it. I believe that the commentary is very important, it's probably even more important than the story itself. For us to learn what to cook well, the characteristics that we need, in order for us to do what they did have the impact that they had, we just think the way they thought actually acted and then inshallah it will work out. And that sums up the first and you can see it takes a very have a very large part of the pseudo meaning.

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When you look at when compared to other stories, you'll find they'll take smaller portions of the sewer. This takes the biggest part of this is the most important part of establishing their identity, knowing what you stand for understanding what is up to you, understanding what your principles are defining them, crystallizing them, clarifying them, bringing people who are like minded around you to do that with you. And then coming up with a plan that will serve you and your community properly is the most important step. If that step is not done, you don't retreat a moment, we don't retreat

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and still stop and see where we are and what is it that we need in order for us to stand up again, to rise take a stand that is worthy of us being Muslims that will serve Allah subhanho wa Taala where we can see the truth, not being afraid of anything, knowing that was waiting for us. Nothing else is working. I can talk to you about wealth and knowledge and power is going to be nothing because that part's out there. That part's not there. So take take whatever time you need recite the first 31 ideas and see what they mean to you and find ways to utilize them in your life.

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there's a possibility that I'm not here that next Sunday

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