Tafseer Surat AlKahf #08

Adnan Rajeh

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The speakers discuss the challenges faced by Muslims and human beings when it comes to money and materialism, including the importance of faith, faith, and understanding of life. They emphasize the importance of avoiding missing the "rocky life" concept and finding one's own success in growing a garden without the "rocky life" concept. They stress the importance of prioritizing essential elements and embracing one's values and abilities to achieve success. They also touch on the negative impact of social media and encourage people to use it for personal reasons, and discuss Susanna's hesitancy to share her experiences with others.

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The sooner you guys should have a must have get the most out from somewhere.

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So the gaff and we have read up to a number 44. So we read the first two stories of suitor Gaff.

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And that exists in it. We read the story of old gaff and the commentary and introduction, the story the story about Hill Cathy, the commentary on the US dollar, and the story of the two men and the two orchards. And now we're going to start reading Chawla the commentary on on that story, which is,

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which is a long commentary, it's around two, two and a half, two pages in a bit. So which is the longest commentary of a story and sort of guff amongst all four? So of course, and it rightly, righteously is because the, the topic of wealth of money on materialist materialism is the biggest challenge, probably one of the biggest challenge challenges that Muslims or human beings have, in general, yes. Okay, I'll raise my voice a bit in Sharla. So I didn't know there was any ladies today. So it seemed like it was empty. So I didn't feel the need to tell. So because it's it's one of the biggest issues, if not the biggest issue of all, which is when we're talking about money, we

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talk about wealth, we talk about materialism, there's a lot of commentary on on that story within the sutra. And you'll find the commentary to be very, very much connected to the to the ideas, and they're very rich and very, very deep. A lot of the ideas that we're going to be reading are after you've that you quote, quote, quite often, and you'll hear quoted in doodles quite often. So it's one of those as to where it's one of the those, those clusters, a cluster of verses that have a lot of depth, and a lot of topics that are important for us to take some time and reflect upon. So we'll start from a number 45 being the data item, hopefully, we can get as much done today. So I'm not

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gonna spend too much time doing the production, remind yourself of the purpose, the theme of sorts of graph. So the graph talks about the elements that are needed to build a society to start a civilization to move forward with the community, the elements that people need to build themselves with involute individually. And then within groups, the four basic elements, the theology, the idea, the faith, the purpose, the perspective, the understanding of life, wealth, knowledge, and then power, or status. If you can, you can interchangeably use both words, depending on the on the situation or the circumstance. So those four elements are in need are needed, if you're gonna build

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anything, you're gonna have to have four or four, you can't have just one of them, one of them cannot substitute with the other. Without money, you can't get things done without knowledge, you definitely can't get get things done without status without power that things won't get done either. But most importantly of all, without the idea without the faith without the theology without the purpose, nothing happens and today, all three exist,

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you find you find the status, the power, the power, you find the money, find the knowledge, because the idea is not there, because the theology is not there because the purpose is not clear. Not much gets done. And that's that's why the importance of what this guy was doing when it was within that first story that the suit is named after it's named after

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because the most important element because if you have that first element, right, you can still get things done with a little bit of money, a little bit of knowledge, a little bit of status, you can still get things done with aid which I think is is an important

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aspect anyways so we start in Sharla from the first I have the commentaries on number 45 is the end of the PAGE PAGE 298 If you're carrying a

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right, so, this is a whenever you see well you are welcome Ramona, or meanie and the word Baba Of course, as well as many many meanings hitting is not the most important one at all actually, even though it's the most commonly used, but one would it be their home metal and give them an example, mean pitch them this example basically is the, the phrase that we have pitch them

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This example of inherited dunya of the worldly life.

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This is this example is not to

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speak in an ill way about worldly life, it's not putting it down. It's not saying that it's not worth anything. It's not saying that it's a bad thing, right? It's not discouraging you from it. No, it's just explaining the nature of worldly life, just the nature of it, this is what it is. We're not saying it's bad or good. This is what it is, of course, it's gonna be bad or good based on how you deal with it, how you view it, what perspective you have, and then how you behave. But it has a certain nature, if you miss it, if you miss the nature of this world, worldly life of the nature of just like you mentioned, miss it, then you're not gonna have to deal with it. And then you either

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overestimated or underestimated, you're not gonna have the proper perspective to make mistakes. And that's why I think this, this method of this example, is extremely important and very, very powerful. So pitch them the example of the worldly life methylene, highlighted dunya. And Allah subhanaw taala calls it the worldly life, the reason being, that there's going to be that life is has a bigger meaning to it. There's more, there's more, there's more than what we see right now. Life will extend will continue and never never dies.

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I think for anyone who questions whether we were resurrected after death or not, it shouldn't be that much of a much of a difficult thought to deal with. Because when you look at life, on this planet, what you find out almost unequivocally with No Doubt is that life will always find a way. Right Life will always find a way to continue no matter what you do to it, no matter how deep you know, you bury it, it will find a way to come out. And it always has in five extinctions that fact, I've been on this planet, life, figured out some way to continue to develop and then you know, the prosper. And we're the living example right now your you are the best thing life has been able to

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produce on this planet. You have strength within you, regardless of whether you believe you're a strong person or weak person, the fact that you're here, you're you're a continuation of a long lineage of survivors are fighters. Because life has been tried to

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the atmosphere in the environment and in this fight has tried to destroy life time and time again, but it continues to find a way and once you die, it will find a way again. So even if you have difficulty with faith, just understanding the nature of life will help you deal with that fact. But what is the nature or what is it? What are the characteristics of this worldly life? So imagine that Allah subhanaw taala is telling us in the sewers, imagine it like this, imagine it as water coming down from the sky. I want you to visualize this and see it see it happening. And minister. So Enza no means that we have descended from the skies. So you have to imagine that water is being sent down

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by the will of someone, right, it's by the will of someone it's not, it's not coming down, but on its own someone standing sending it down. So it's not just a spontaneous descendants of water, no descent of water is someone sending it down. But it's just water coming down from the sky.

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From the lobby hearing about the vegetation, or the potential seeds of life that exist in the soil are mixed with this water.

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Right.

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And they grow that up I begin about is meaning there's going to be some mutation and then that mixing is going to produce something and then something's going to grow. And it's going, it's gonna come out it's gonna be useful, it's going to be green, and it's gonna, it's gonna look good, smell good. It's going to produce some type of food or something for you to eat, grow tall

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for us, by Shimon,

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Rue Huria and then it turns into a dry stock. Hashem is something that breaks. So the different what we the reason that we use Hashem as the description here is because the contrast the opposite is a green stalk a green stalk when you when you try to break it, it bends with you, it doesn't really break doesn't snap as a snap, it doesn't snap, but you take something that's dry and it'll snap so machine is something that when you hit it it's empty from the inside so it crumbles right so I want you to imagine a

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dry start when you hit it. It just it just crumbles into nothing when you hit something green no you find that there's substance there's something inside there's something that's happening there's there's moisture that Shimon it turns into a dry stock that is destroyed crumbles into nothing to through react, scattered through the wrong news, scattered, scattered by winds.

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Who is what we're imagining when we're thinking about, about this worldly life?

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What's the point?

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It's a cycle. What he's telling you Look, it's a cycle.

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Higher comes down.

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It brings forward a represent a presentation of it. And then just as quickly as it became green and tall and strong and youthful and productive. It will turn into dried

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And weightless. Weightless substances through Korea has it scattered, by the way, I mean, even the the mere fact that it existed, doesn't it, it's not there anymore, it's taken away, it's moved away, whatever, even the small, you can see traces of it, but no windows scattered to the point where there's no no trace of it. It's as if it never was pretty quickly.

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It's a cycle. It's not saying that oh, this is then it's worthless, it's not worth living, that info is very much worth living. But do not mistaken. Do not misunderstand what it is, this is what it is very simply, it's just a quick cycle. One day you're up, the other day you're down. When do you have what you want. The other day, you do not have what you want, just as quickly. When do you have that water that that that infinite divine symbol of goodness of growth, and of life itself. And then you mix it with whatever elements you have within you, because you are from Earth at the end, we are a part of Earth, we just an extension of Earth, we don't come from anywhere else. When you die, you go

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back into it, and you and you dissolve with an earth again,

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the elements of earth within you are are mixed with that divine source of life, and then you live. And then just as quickly as you came to life, you will go back to being as weightless. And as dead as you were before very quickly. What kind of low I love cliche in particular, and Allah subhanaw taala has always been and will always

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have strengthen and control over everything. And actually data is a bit different than if the data is a bit different than Qudra. They're a bit different, or the euro is a bit different than looked at it.

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And the differences is a bit unique. You see Kadir is just capable and able of doing everything you can do everything marked, meaning he has ability over things he had he oversees what's going on. Now why do you why is it important to oversee something that's happening? Meaning you control the destiny of it?

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We're talking about endpoints talking about endpoint if T dar Mokhtar means that he controls the endpoints, the end result of everything, he has ability over it, he has control over it, but it is capable of doing everything that is the most generic term and we understand that. But Mokhtar I'll actually say over I mean, he oversees everything. And he makes it because when you think about money, what comes to your mind is that I need to control the endpoint, I need to make sure that the end I have enough I made it into picture. You can't do it. You can't you can't do it. It's just impossible doesn't doesn't work like that. I was taught once by a very, very, very wise scholar,

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very rarely spoke. Well, I think I can count the number of words I've heard left, didn't speak when I very little.

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And what he said was stop trying to control

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loudly when he told me not to be him. But

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not how will it happen? Vichy you adopted had come back, stop trying to control anything, the only thing I can control is yourself, you can barely do that. If you're a father, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Stop trying to control your family, you can't control them, you can influence them, you can encourage them, you can help them, you can control them, you can't control them, you can't control anything, you can barely control yourself, if you can do that good for you. If you can control yourself and control what you're going to do, how you're going to think how you're gonna behave. He's like a lucky but that's as far as it goes.

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The the world and how it moves is beyond your our ability to control it, you were never asked to do that. And if you try to do that, you will fail horribly. And I and the inevitable is going to happen anyway. Right? What you should have done the right thing, just do the right thing. Just do your part and then just leave things to unravel. However they do. And all those who try to control stuff that they cannot control. ruin everything happens in every single realm in the world. Yes.

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That's different. My school is not in control. See, I think I think that actually is a, you know, there's a lot of examples, but that strengthens my point even more that shepherds, you're a shepherd, you don't control. You don't have a dog, you're not controlling them. You just try and keep them together. You encourage them to stay and you're responsible for doing them you cannot control if it decides to go, they're gonna go. If they decide that they're going to leave, they're gonna leave, but you have to try your best idea. What I'm trying to say is that when you when you turn into a control freak over things and you decide that it's going to be everything's gonna happen

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the way I want it to happen. And if someone's got not gonna do it the way I want I'm gonna remove them immediately from for whatever it is that I'm doing, because I only want people who will do what I want. That's not how life works, not how life works in any form. You cannot control the one who controls is ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada and yet he gave you freedom of choice and he does not control you. When you don't when you go against them did the perfect example of that. Is that how many times you go against his will subhanaw taala What did you control you know you have to do what I will

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If it's not the illusion of freedom of choice, you will literally have the freedom of choice. In contrast to Allah subhanaw taala, he never, he never intervenes, when you when you actually come to do something wrong and stops, you know, you can't do it. No, you have to do what I want, then why are you trying to do the same thing you can do that it doesn't work like that, what you can do is control yourself, he gave you full control over that, actually, he gave you partial control over that, you can make it full, if you want, you can push it to his limits, you can learn to control yourself properly. But that's as far as you can go. Everything else is influence is encouragement.

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It's enlightening. It's raising awareness. But you have to be okay with that. You have to be okay that you can't control things, I found that to be a very, very valuable piece of of wisdom and life is just stop trying, you'll feel better.

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You'll feel better the moment you stop trying to control everyone and everything around you that you think will make you feel better. You start doing your job more efficiently, you start doing your job with an open mind and an open heart and you start understanding that I can't control the endpoints, it's him subhanaw taala is not the whole point of doing good that you can't control what's going to happen next, you just depend on Him and do your best and then accept the results because he can't control them. I know cliche in Allah subhanaw taala.

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He has the full power and full control over everything. So just let it move towards whatever you're going to move towards, do your part, just focus on that. And the example that is given in this, you know, beautiful, small, very important example is that it's all going to end it's all temporary. It's just a cycle, don't get offended. It's not personal.

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Nothing's personal here. It's just how things were stirred work, they they're temporary, you're on top for a while, and then you turn into nothing very quickly.

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We stand on the water, the reason of life, it mixes with the elements of your of your earthly interest, and then you live and you're strong and you have everything and then you turn into a machine, you turn into nothing and you're scattered by winds, there's nothing left of you at all. And that's how everything works. So don't let why is this important here? Because wealth will give you a different perspective. A lot of money. If you're wealthy and you have a lot of materialistic possessions, it can it can play with your with your view of things. It can make you think that no, it's divine, or it's permanent, or it gives you an illusion. And you stop seeing life to be what it

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is. I always give this example I like freaking people out with this example.

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How long are we here for what is the period of time that we're here? 4000 months, right?

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At three years, if you're lucky live at three years right here like you can, let's say let's say on average, 1000 ones, right?

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How many days are those

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30,000 days,

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let's let's take away fit 5000 days, you know, the early ones, those are worthless, the first 10 years don't count. Sorry, no offense to any of you guys. First 10 years, not much happens, you don't remember much of it any when you're 20. You don't even remember how it was when you were 10 first 5000 years, not too big.

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If it doesn't do Sorry.

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Respect hours and days don't don't count. The last 3000 days if you can, you know, go to the bathroom on time and get things in, you're lucky as well. So you're left with I give on average, just so I don't I know that the math isn't perfect. But I like saying you're here for 25,000 days. Totally here like mentally here full functioning, doing your thing. 25,000 days, that is not an unlimited amount of time. It's truly not that much. It's only 600,000 hours,

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within the range of only 600,000 hours. Are you understanding that every hour that's gonna This isn't one of those hours, I'm sorry, if you feel like this is a waste of one of those hours. But it's 600,000 hours. It's not an infinite number of hours. Think about it. I remember when I was young, and I thought I wanted to freak me out. That's it. 600,000 hours, I could have $600,000 and spend them in a day. I never want to buy enough things. It's not that much. You hear for 600,000 hours, and then you move on, then you move on to something totally different. It's a very limited time. And that limited time that you're here for is a part of a cycle. You're up and then you're

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down again. One day it's perfectly Monday, it's no wonder you have it all one day you have nothing. And it's just a cycle. Don't get offended. Nothing's personal here. It's just a cycle. Do not let anything mess with that understanding of why we're here and how long we're here and the reality and the nature of what's going to happen. Don't let anything play with that. It's very simple. Like Daniel it's some of the simplest things. And I've always found that you thought I did to help me out alone 600,000 hours and here I have to make the best of them. Make the best of them. Actually, when you think about it, if you take away the time you sleep that time and go in the bathroom, the time

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you're eating the time you're standing in lines and the time that these times take them out, you end up with even smaller numbers. They keep on getting shorter 200,000 hours at the end you'll find it that's all you got. For only maybe 100 of those 100 Only 100,000 hours you're young man you have the energy

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You need to get up and do stuff and you can move and a lot of it later the back pain hits it sets in 40s. And you're not as gutsy as well, when things get more difficult, it's a short period of time. But ideas just don't get offended by it, don't get surprised by it don't lose perspective of it. It's just, it's just that's how life is just accepted. It's a cycle. When do you start young than you your store your prime, then you come down to it goes, it goes. So from there, he says, Allah subhanaw taala is telling just take 600,000 hours, take a couple of 100 hours and just look at a plant small but just watch it, give it water and watch it, watch it cycle. Look at it grow, grow,

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become strong, then look at it die, and then say that's me. That's exactly what's gonna happen to me on every on every, it's as simple as that. I'm gonna hit my prime, I'm gonna do something I'm going to move on. And it's a limited, limited amount of time. And I found I find this, this example to be very, very, very deep and that matter. Life is just a cycle. It's quick, not about not about you, was never about me or you it was it's just how it is. Allah subhanaw taala is the one who has full control over every endpoint in this whole thing. Just stick to the plan, stick to the understanding don't get eluded by anything specifically not money, which is the whole point that this example was

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given right after that story that told us about wealth, because wealth can can mess with that perspective. It can change the way you view things. You feel invincible. When you have a lot of it you feel like you live forever. You have you have an restricted or unrealistic hope. Right? Hope is no hope is impossible to live. You need hope everyday. But if you have unlimited unrealistic hope both then then things aren't gonna work out. And it's just embracing that reality makes a big difference for us just embracing it that right now I'm 17 I'm 25 I'm 30 I'm young, that's gonna end not too long down the road. It's gonna go away. Right? I have I have the opportunity. But don't

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don't run away from it. Or today, and this is the problem our generation. We don't want to get old were we fear getting old. We think it's what why is it embrace it? It's a part of life. It's fine. There's nothing wrong with it. It's okay. Yeah, you're gonna have wrinkles, you're gonna look different. You're gonna have you know, white hairs, you're gonna lose your hair is fine, it's life. You understand how many, how many billion people's lives before you and you're not you were not unique in that matter is and don't take it personally. Just, it's fine. That's how it is. Just embrace it live, live the experience. But make sure at the end of it, you have something to devote

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where you on. You can you can say something about it. Like I know I, for my pride for my quick cycle, I did something. I had a fruit. That's why I love this example. Because example talks about a plant. Some plants have fruit and some of them don't. Some of them do something, maybe they maybe not something to eat, maybe even they just look nice. And they offer you a moment of pleasure. But you look at something beautiful, right? Do something where you can say that. Yeah, I was here for 25,000 days. It was quick. You know, it was a quick cycle. But I left a legacy. I did something good. You know, I did something because you know, it's all fun and games now. But there's a day

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where it's no longer fun and games were becomes very serious, not just because there's punishment, but because there's extreme, you know, extravagant reward, there's a level of reward that you can't even comprehend that you're like, I could access that. So hold on, I could actually access all of that. That unlimited

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understanding of life and the unlimited knowledge and unlimited pleasure and unlimited exposure. And I could have that Yeah, but no, you're gonna have this instead. Why? Because that cycle of yours those 25,000 days were wasted, because you didn't understand what they were to begin with. So don't let any materialism or wealth or anything cloud that understanding of how quick this all is, of how simple it is. And it's timed and it's restricted, but inshallah there's light from it, like, you know, this is a plant but it can give something that thing that came from the ground, one day turns into a tree that carries you know, red and orange and fruit that you can eat and you can benefit

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from it'll die one day but it did something it did as part All right, we move on to the so that was the first commentary verse I found it I find it to be the deepest of all, I find it to set the tone of what he's going to teach us the panelists out within these ayat moving on to the second eye that it is one of those anthem values that everyone quotes in life and they use sometimes for the wrong reasons shallow explained the meaning. We continue from 46 A man who will Banu Moon as ina tool higher duniya.

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Me to Sony to hire your own in the Amiga.

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Big Bang Rafi on Allah

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We

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will balloon. So

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materialistic wealth,

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and children.

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Now these two things, these two words, they symbolize two concepts that summarize everything you need, basically,

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you need financial wellness, right is what you hope for.

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And you need social wellness.

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Morale is the financial part of it, what you own, what you have, how, how much security you have, and the possessions that are in your life and houses and whatnot. And by noon is social support, meaning have people around you to support you, because you always get supported by your, by your own blood, right? You always be supported by your kids or for the better part that that's how it works. Right. Now, unfortunately, there's another part of, there's another, well, a type of wellness that human beings need more but don't care for. That's why they're not talked about here, right? mental wellness and spiritual wellness is way more important to me, it means it means way more, I think, I

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think because we're so rich today as a race. And I'm not talking about the majority of us because we have so much luxury. And some of us have so much power, we have a higher rate of mental illnesses. Because once you see mental illness in life, you understand immediately that none of it matters. Immediately you got it, none of it matters. Money doesn't matter. You know, status, nothing matters. If that doesn't work, then nothing matters. I think as you know, as, as a society, we've stopped seeing it like that. Now we're coming back to it. But you know, the hard way we got to people have to become very, very, you know, have to suffer a lot in order for us to wake up that oh, this is way

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more important, but to us, that's why a metal balloon is not metallic and hayati dunya. The word metallic and Arabic means something that you need on your way besides you right.

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Now to find it, right, the thing that the man needs on his journey is a good spouse or a person who's a good spouse. So to help them it's not something extra, it's an it's an it's a nice necessity, you need it.

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It's not original within the package, but you needed you exteriorly needed in order for you to work. Now wealth, financial support, and then social support by noon. You don't need them. They're nice to have, but you don't need them.

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You can survive without them. You can survive properly without them. That's why they're Xena, they're adornments. They're extras,

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he's not telling you here not to take them. He's not telling you here not to pursue them. Actually, we were told Islamically to pursue having children. That's why there would be no he was important. To pursue families are told to work and have jobs and make our own money and not need anyone else. So we were told to want and get these things. But the problem here is that perspective, how do you view these two things? What is your understanding of mobile balloon that their essentials are that they are adornments and they are things that come extra for you in life and they are there to help you. They serve a purpose for you to help you get your job done, but they're not essential.

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not essential. But you know, we've been Xena to hayati dunya, this worldly life, it makes it easier, more beautiful it adds meaning to it is wealth and in social spin children. It's nice, right? If you if you lose either, then it's not life is not as fun anymore. If you don't have a lot of money, so he's tight, it's difficult to get out of children. He tried to have children, we want to have short social support. Let's see, which is the symbol of balloon here. You don't get that it's a bit more difficult, but you still survive. You're still alive, you still make it.

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And you still there. Take away the essentials, right? That's why there's others. There's a different type of wellness here. There's spiritual loneliness, there's mental wellness, right? You take that away, then you can't make it anymore. Life becomes almost impossible. So easy and don't yet view things for what they are. So that you prioritize properly. Because something that is essential, something that is a necessity, and there's something that is in addition, you cannot deal with them all the same. You can't say that I'll put the same effort towards all three. You can't prioritize by putting them beside each other. You have to start with with what is most important and focus on what

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is most important for you in order for you to survive and to make it and then if you have the luxury of time and energy and effort then go ahead and get everything else after that. Xena tonight I find that to be extremely now on the other hand Coleman hell Rama Zenith Allah He and let anybody hear about him notice cool who dares makes haram the Xena door Mr. Allah subhanaw taala put on earth for His servants, food and clothing and and you know fun and people who makes us haram no one dares to make this how long? It is for the Mormons and non Mormons and dunya and then it's specifically for the believers on the day of judgment, but there's still Xena by def

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In addition, there is Xena, Xena and Arabic means what it means is you have a cabinet. Now if you bring in stickers and you put stuff that's called Z and you make it look nice, now the cabinet is still a cabinet, it will still function like one without them doesn't look as good, they will still work. Like when you buy a car, you need a number of things for the car to work.

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If you have them, then the car will run, you'll be able to go places, everything else is just makes it look better, makes it more luxurious, you enjoy the ride a bit more, right? But you don't need it. If you take it all the way. It'll still function as a car, it'll still take you somewhere. But if you take away anything essential or important, it won't work anymore, for us murdered, but who knows Xena, there are additional things that we should be very thankful when Allah subhanaw taala sends them our way.

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When Allah Subhana Allah sends our way, wealth, and social support, when we have financial and social support, we should be very happy. Like Al Hamdulillah, you sent these things are away, what can I do? How can I use these things for the benefit and the and the betterness of myself and everyone around me, but they're not essential? And I think that's, that's where we don't, we don't view things anymore. No, you pray five times a day not because you have to but because you need to.

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You need to you need it. We need this. Once you understand that, by the way, everything changes you need to do this. You don't want to do a fine, don't do it. We'll meet when this cycle ends.

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It's just like, I want me to at the end of the show, oh, hold us. Sorry about today in tomorrow in an hour. And if you don't know it's just it's just a cycle. It's going to end at a certain point. Time has been around for 13 billion years. As far as we know. It's gonna be around for probably as much you're here for like what 100 spins of this planet around the Sun fine. You don't think this is important, don't do it. You need it though. If you understand Salah like that, then it makes a whole different thing you need that relationship with him subhanaw taala you will not make it to your destination without it. Not here not there not anywhere you need them. So when you when he's opening

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for you the opportunity to connect with him daily, then that's something you jump on you take because it's a necessity it's a need. However money in mode would have been who knows Xena the additional stuff. You take the Xena you focus on it you kill yourself for it. You do everything in your ability to have it and obtain it. And then the essentials you throw away.

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What do you think is gonna happen later on? See people come to a point and and the thing is that your life is a big stories, one story 600,000 hours. It's one story. That's all it is. Just because right now you're one part of that story doesn't make the rest of it irrelevant. It's like when you're watching a movie, and you're watching a movie and some guy's making it so you've seen this movie before? You've watched it before you see one point of it and there's a guy there making a decision right now. And in your mind like No, that's wrong. But he you can see him arguing during the in the movie saying no, this is your like, no, no, you're wrong. At the end of the movie, this

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is going to be the reason that you die, you end up losing. Right? But you can't see it. Right? He can't see it. That doesn't make him right. He probably has very, very sound logic at the time. He's still wrong. Don't just don't you have to definitely have to see the cycle, Thunderbolt, right now, there's more to come. Make sure that you're thinking about everything that is essential now and later. Just because you want something doesn't mean you need it. Right? The difference between what we need and what we want, we can never see the difference. Those people

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maybe don't know the difference, but we need what we want. What we want everything, we want everything. Right? We need very little things. Allah subhanaw taala teaches us that many, many times. That's why we fast. One of the reasons we fast is that we are taught that you need very little. You want a lot that's understood, but you need very, very little and Amanda will have been one examples two very important examples. Basically every person in their life at one point or another will think for a very long time a very big part of their existence will be based on med will balloon on Wellston social support Answers children, but there's Xena there's enough to me there's

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something that make it look nice and make it easier for you to go through it but it's not essential. The essentials are things that deserve more of your time more of your focus and more of your Weaver attention well above the two solid that's why the word immediately after it isn't enough to yet fully hide everything beyond them about everything that's not muddled by noon a Saudi has the ones see the world slightly had I've explained before. I'll explain it again. I want you to understand remember there was somebody had to think when I'm going to tell you right now, so you don't keep on hearing and thinking something wrong. When we hear the word Sati how do we think immediately so our

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CM was like, which is fine, those are part of the Saudi HUD, but the concept of follow HUD is doing is performing whatever Allah subhanaw taala created you to perform in the first place why he made you Why are you here to perform Saly hat when you buy something from an Arabic world world, Arabic country. And if it works, what you'll find written on it is solid in this demo, right? And if it doesn't work the right is a little flawed. It doesn't mean he's not this is not doesn't pray properly. This thing it means it doesn't do its thing it doesn't serve His purpose properly. Right. If you buy like if you buy a lamp, it looks really nice. It's a big chandelier. It's beautiful, but

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it doesn't you can't there's no wires in it. It will not light up. Like you saw it it doesn't work well.

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looks beautiful, Mr. Beautiful thing, yes, but doesn't do his job, it doesn't do its job, you can do a lot of things, you can be good at it, but you're not doing your job. The reason Allah subhanaw taala created the reason that you're here and what He expects of you what he wants from you, that means you're not doing the slaley hat for the hired means you're doing what makes you someone who's performing their purpose or fulfilling their purpose, while belty to solid, I mean, everything beyond money and wealth and, and children and social support and all that, that are what defines your purpose here on Earth, about the ethical side, I mean, that else that defines your purpose that

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actually allows you to fulfill it higher on end, Rebecca Thurman, they have better reward with your Lord subhanaw taala while on the MLS, and they give you better hope, right? Talks about hope, can tell you should have hope. He's hoping the right things don't have hope about a lot of money, and a lot of status. It's a cycle, it's gonna go away, even if it comes, even if you're really lucky, and you have a lot of money a lot of children love. So it's gonna go away, it's going to be taken away, it's just a matter of time, it's a cycle, have hope and the rest of the stuff, the rest of the funny hat, have hope and L the other side of the hat, all the things that help you be who you should be

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hoping that because that's just has better reward. And it's better long term for your hope. It's just, it's just going to serve you better. That makes sense. That's why the MLS is there. Because sometimes the cycle is just

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you can get depressed when you think about it. But you shouldn't, you should embrace it and accept that there's more to come in Sharla, there's a second, it, there's a next, there's the next one is wrong. And if you focus on the belt, the two sides, you had everything besides the adornments that allow you to function and be who you are, then you'll find more reward. And you'll find better, better hope in it, just focus on that. Not to say that you shouldn't have money there. Because it's time has already established that, of course, it's normal, it comes naturally to you to what I mean, it's embedded in your DNA, it's a part of who you are, you want to have possessions and you want to

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have a family or you want to reproduce or you want to have, you know, status and social social strength. So you don't need to be the coach to do that. Certain things, Allah Subhanallah doesn't tell you because it's clear, it's a part of the part of your DNA, you're gonna want to do that anyway. These are things that come naturally, as a human being, you're gonna want to do them, just don't lose perspective of what they represent in your life. Just don't let them elude you and make you think things are what they are not, or aren't what they actually are. And that's yeah, this is a very important area. It's not encouraging us to have kids, it's making sure he's making sure that we

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have the proper understanding that the proper perspective of what wealth and social support is, comes to us about Xena, Xena, it's nice to have Xena, but it's not necessary. It's not necessary for us to survive, alright, that can, however love to to slowly hide everything else that is there to help you function and do what you're here for. They have better reward, and they bring better hope. And they're just just better in everything. Even though you right now you may not you may not see you. Alright, we continue.

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Yes. Wait, I don't know what our purpose is. Yeah. So the,

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the verse here and the verse and Medina talks about, you know, similar, similar issues doesn't go into detail of what the purpose is because the purpose is explained within within the Quran in different places. So here's just left as the, you know, it's just summarized with the two words. But the reason Allah Subhanallah created or the reason that you're here is when you read the beginning of the Quran, so take just open the beginning of the most have you to find out what the third Yeah, then you read the introduction to tobacco 29. Exactly, then 30 is right at the beginning of the page with Cory Booker will fit right in Niger. Khalifa when your Lord told to the angels that I'm going

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to put on Earth a steward, Steward or someone responsible Khalifa, honey, for me, as someone who's responsible for something in the name of someone else, you are responsible for the well being of something in the name of someone else, that's what you are, that's your purpose. You are here, to take care of the place you're living on, with everyone on it, everything on it, and in it in the name of Allah subhanaw taala you're here to spread the goodness, the clear, and be responsible for it, to understand that you it is your purpose to take care of it to make sure that you make it the best and safest and nicest place for everyone to be not just for yourself. And this is what the word

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Khalifa means and why are you doing it? You're doing it as an act of booty as an act of submission to Allah subhanaw taala could you say well, I don't have to. Yeah, but you're doing it as an act of submission to Him. Subhanallah and that is what the purpose is. You know, when you when you look at with cloud and look at it and the funny thing is like the longitude, right if you want to know exactly where you exist on the map, right, that's that's one line. Then well now who didn't know what to do and you're only here to submit to Him, you're only here to enforce his will. Only here to do what you do for him. Subhana wa Tada. So you put those two together you find exactly where where

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you exist on the

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plants very simple, it's not a very difficult thing, a part of that is everything. You go to school, in order to serve better, you make money, so you can serve better. You have a family so you can serve better, you have friends, so you can serve better. You take your leisure time. So you can serve better you play sports, and are strong physically. So you can serve better everything you do you do, so that you can serve ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada with with that mentality of being a stewardship of this of this planet, you can do it better. Because as a person, you need all those elements, you need all of them, you need to have everything, but you have to know what the priorities are, you

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have to know what is the most important thing, but what are the things that are additional, they come along hamdulillah if they're, they're great. And if they're not that I can, I can stand to live to leave this behind. But I can't leave 123 or four or five, these are the most important things, defining them as what makes you a Muslim understanding exactly what they are. Because, because maybe the concepts are general and unclear, but their personal as well. Because everyone has their own story. Everyone goes through their own things. And you'll know okay, this is really I cannot leave this behind, they cannot they can leave these things, ALLAH SubhanA generally is telling you, murder

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will have been wounded or additional. Right, if you don't make them if they don't come to you in life, it's still fine, as long as as long as funny hats are there. As long as what you what make what allows you to fulfill your purpose is still there, then you're good. Meaning money and children and social support are not markers of your success as a human being. If you don't have a lot of money, that doesn't mean you're a failure. If you didn't, you don't have children, or you don't have a strong social support network doesn't mean you're a failure doesn't mean anything, it's just they they come in they go, if they're there, then you can use them for goodness. And if not, then it's

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fine. You know, that's the point here. However, knowing why you're here and continuously serving Allah subhanaw taala. And every in every field of your life serving him Subhana wa Tada as a as a son, serving him as a brother serving him as a husband or wife, serving him as a student serving him as a professional serving him as a part of the community serving him as a follower serving him as a leader. You're serving Allah subhanaw taala in every way you can, serving his community serving his people, subhanaw taala. That's what you do. Sometimes you'll have you know, a head start with money and social support, and sometimes you won't, but you don't need those to to do your job, your job

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because you can still do it. You can still do the job and get it done without because they're not essential. They're not essential, but but they can make a difference. They can help out in the profit. So I send them many, many times we tell them to work to make money. And then when he would put tick off his I buy a put in the middle, please put money, put your wealth because we need to do stuff here. Right? And it helped him out. But that doesn't the perspective of money was clear of what it was therefore, had Muslims not viewed money the way he viewed it. None of them would have put it there, then nothing would have gone home and told their family what how much cash do we have

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here? How much money do we own this much? Okay, give us half of it, half of it and give it if you said possible well impossible, and very hard thing for people to do today. I can't imagine that because their view of money was here. The only reason I have this my only purpose it serves is to serve with it, to serve Allah subhanaw taala through it, that's why it's here. Hamdulillah we have some of it to serve with

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will survive tomorrow, Mo will come another day. Well, we're gonna make more but the view of it was proper. And you know, sometimes the understanding of it is different. So figuring out your personal purpose within that larger scheme is what you're going to spend your life doing. What you spend, we spend our lives doing, understanding that we're here to serve Allah subhanho wa Taala to be stewards on this planet. How am I going to do that? How does my piece of the puzzle fit in this big mosaic of an existence as something I'll spend a lot of time trying to figure out? And surely you'll figure it out eventually and then you'll and then you'll know exactly where you fit in. You'll do it but

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that's that takes time. If you don't care about that concept to begin with, then you'll never know if you're not looking for it you're gonna find it right if you're not searching for what is it that I'm going to do? On what capacity am I going to serve Allah subhanaw taala because we serve him differently because we all have our own stories. We all have our different backgrounds and we all have a different talents as well and gifts and risk from Allah subhanaw taala so we do it differently. Does that make sense to you generally Alright, so he's saying show me the after way oh man who say ye oh gee Bella l barberries.

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What has Shona whom felon no hard you remain whom I had

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right now there's a snapshot of your mafia. Probably one of the strongest in the Quran if not considered to be the strongest of all way oh man who say urology but just in case that everything I said didn't

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didn't change their perspective yet. Or still financial and social support or you know advantages are still making clouding your judgment, making it hard for you to see what is what is real and what is not what is permanent was temporary, what is essential and what is one

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as extra, he moves you forward to a snapshot of your milky way oh man who say urology burden. And you have to Yeah, you have to take a moment and visualize this whenever the Quran talks about your McCammon there's no sewer that talks about the whole thing just gives you the dosages here. Imagine this. And the day that we make the mountains move, or walk, or fluidly fluidly move forward. So to see here is when you push something forward, right, the senior is making something walking in front of you. So mountains are known to be no 20% is on top right? And then 8% is under underground. So they're, they're likely will pick their like pillars and the earth to keep everything where it is.

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So on the Day of Judgment is just okay walk, and then something that is very, very solid, turns into something fluid, and it just starts it's like it's supposed to be it seems as if they're just marching forward, falling one piece after the other just crumbling into nothing. Well, when you say you doubled you burn. So because in the mountains at the same time they make the ups and the downs on the earth. That's why it's you know, it's uneven. What are the and then you see the Earth bad is that is that leveled. So it's clear now, there's nothing that's hidden in blues goes against Kapha to a certain to a certain extent, mean you cannot see that with mountains. Not only are they do they

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cause it to be uneven, but they hide something. If you're standing and you see a mountain, you can't see what's behind the mountain or under it right, that's no longer visible. So what are the baddies I mean, now you see ers to be totally visible.

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It's just it's even as leveled everything, you can see everything on the Day of Judgment.

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There's nowhere for you to hide.

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All right,

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you got to be scared. You're very nervous. If you're nervous before your interviews, or, you know, before you find out what the result is, or go to an exam or anything that you know is coming you're you're anticipating something happening, nervous. Well imagine times that by whatever number you want, and imagine that Daniel Malkia mode where you're anticipating now to be judged for your life, for your life, not for it for everything, everything you did, so it's very nervous moment.

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And when you when that reality dawns in and you have no way to run away from it, you look for a place where you can isolate yourself for a moment. You don't have to be around people where he just be but on your own there's nowhere to go because literally the earth is totally leveled. There is no ups or downs no mountains anymore. He leveled it he made the mountains march in front of him he made the mountains just move forward and he level the earth and now everything is visible there's nowhere to go wherever you walk us to see it's all even there's nowhere for you to go. Well I shall know and then we gathered all of them how shall is to take the more scattered or something that is scattered

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and put it in one place? So we gathered all of them from wherever they were. phenom NUHA dear men whom had and we did not leave any of them out Nevada Reno Nevada is to leave that's why you seem avoid you ruin the ones who are leaving. So we didn't leave anyone out is this figure of speed that exists in English and also in Arabic film noir, your minimum shahada no one was given an exception to this rule. Everyone was brought everyone that went through that cycle, simple cycle, water life prime

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done weightless and back to the earth again are brought normal gamma to that moment to that place where anything that is solid is no fluid where there's nowhere to hide where it's all about is the earth is all clear to parents you can see it and you're there as well with everything that you did also being parents and clear meaning you're coming forward with but with the summary or with the outcome or with the net gain or loss of what your life represented to begin with or your what your cycle did what happened within those you know, a couple of hours that you're here

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we continue well Rudy Lu meek, soft.

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what do you do a lot of big news are presented or paraded till you're presented or paraded in front of your Lord soft in lines.

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So in a line, whether it's a line where individuals stand behind each other, or lines where they're all standing equally beside each other the way they were supposed to do it during salah, but they're brought and they're presented and paraded in front of

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Your Lord in lines of one line.

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And then they're called upon.

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And what's said is not to Munna indeed you have come back to us, you come to us, come holla can come a Well, the way that we created you, at the beginning the first time around the way we've made you and created the first time around, you've been brought back again, the same, nothing's changed about you, Nothing's different. You're the same person you were before you died. Because a lot of these people are resurrected right or them died long time ago. Now they're brought back exactly the same way. Nothing's different. Nothing's changed, exactly the same. Come out when I'm abroad. But another thing happens when you when we when he draws a symbol, a resemblance, there's a simile that you are

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now the way you were the first time, you're wrong.

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You're here, when you were created at the beginning, when you first came to life, it was very simple. You didn't have any manual manual didn't mean anything to you. You didn't have any of it, right? You didn't own any of it. Nothing that wasn't even a part of your life as a child. None of this means anything for him now will be known not even an issue. He's probably the safest of all of us from the problem of mobile right now. It doesn't mean anything to him at all. Maybe he wants an iPad, maybe that's as far as it goes for him. Right? Because now that he's happy.

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He doesn't own any of it. He doesn't want any of it. It's not a part of his agenda at all.

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On the Day of Judgment, we're presenting in front of Allah subhanaw, taala, and a line or stood in front of him supposed to suffer, and his calls upon us now you're in front of me the way I created the first time. Because on the Day of Judgment, none of that matters either. Well, all your possessions are gone, your house is destroyed, the Earth is destroyed. You probably live in one of those mountains.

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And if not, then you lived under it and the mountain crumbled over it. So it's not there anymore, either. So anything you owned is not there, right? And friends don't matter anymore. What your status doesn't matter. No one cares, you don't care about it. You can't pull favorites on the day of judgment to get into agenda. There's no one you can talk to say you look, I served you for 50 years you do this for me, you can do nothing anyone could do for you at all. How many friends you had, how many children you had, whatever weight you had in your society is completely irrelevant on that day. Because no one cares about you. Because you don't care about anyone. If you do care about someone on

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that day is because you're hoping maybe for a moment can you help me? And then you go to them and they turn you down? You go to your mother and father and brother and they turn you down. So you find out oh, my blood turned me down. My children turned me down. That I have nothing.

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That's why Come on Come Oh, well, I'm in that raw state of the human experience just just me.

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No extensions, right? No extensions. I like the word extensions a bit. Because if you're a program or you're working computers, you can have a browser you add extensions to do all these things to make it quicker, make it look better. Or just take it back to its raw, just as simple as it ever was. No extensions, nothing. You have nothing.

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You don't even have clothing on your piano. It's not gonna matter. You're not gonna care about it. Not gonna be looking around new look, everyone's naked. Not gonna mean anything to you. You don't have time to think about it. Because right now what you're thinking about is us there's gender in there's no and I don't know, I don't know what I've done. I don't know what's waiting for me. I'm not sure if I'm gonna make it run yet or am I talking to you then? Okay, you have two minutes. And you said last time that's funny. Yes.

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So does he take them away? So before before he sub no one helps anyone it's after he said that things make at the beginning. It's just you simple as that after that when when we enter hisab and salad was done and you've already made a certain humanitarian criteria and then people can help then you know, you're gonna get some you'll find some help but not before before No one.

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No one else anyone? Right. To a certain extent, of course, there's there's more to this story. But it's often Byzantium the truth of the matter is that you claimed a lender Jalla como ADA that there was going to be no appointment for you that we weren't going to make an appointment for you to come back and present what you did. That's what you claimed you're here the way we created with the first time with nothing with no extensions with no adorn ms with nothing that you with none of your wealth or your strength or your power nothing you're just here as raw as you ever were nothing on even and the truth of the matter is better than than battle means the until you claimed when you were back in

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it that you were this wasn't gonna happen. You claimed that this was not coming down down the road. And imagine this goes back to the struggle will continue to show after that.

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So go back to the page before it

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and go back to is 36 and 35.

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When we talked about that first guy in the story itself, the story of the two men and two orchards right. And the guy who had a lot of money after he bluntly told his friend that I don't give me advice. I'm better than you. I have more money. I have more

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On social support, have more money and have more been doing is that exactly what he told them? I have more money I had more balloon more wealth I have more social support why? Based on what are you telling me anything like I'm way successful, more successful than you in every way if anything's you listening to me and he walks into his orchard right volume will enough safrea pressed himself by saying those things by misinterpreting what Madden been is to begin with understanding the connection now and that's what I'm gonna take. You walked into his orchard with that complete misconception that he eluded himself with thinking that mud and banana are actually markers of his

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success for something some way right. So impressed impressed himself not not his brother, and they start saying things to himself, right. Carla Melvin to NTV, the hurdy EBITDA. So he said, I don't think this will ever go away. So he used money and social support to say that I he had financial security, which you should never do. Right? You should never ever have that in the that's what he did. He said, I'm good. No, I'll never need anyone ever. I'll always have money, there's nothing for me to ever worry about or to work for. Well, now I have one new South Tacoma. I don't think there's gonna be any accountability. What I alluded to it or have been if I ever go back to my door, I don't

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think that thing I don't really think I'll ever go back to whether there's a resurrection. I don't think there's anything after this whole thing that you didn't know how you're on minimum caliber, I'm gonna get better entitlement for things. So one of the things that he said was, I don't think I'll go back. So he's called upon your Malkia. Right? He's told the truth of the matter is many of you didn't think there was going to be an appointment for this, and then that yada, yada, there's not gonna be an appointment. But yet there is it you stand here. With none of your wealth that you once had none of the to. Gender thing. I just don't know how the story in this kind of connects. You

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at the end of the story sat there with nothing. So I think it's your Wilkie and he has nothing. Because he woke up, he was resurrected and mulches were marched and everything was destroyed and the earth was level, they sat there, where's my money? Everything, I bet everything on this. And now none of Is there anymore. I have nothing left. Social support, and my children don't want to speak to me, they have their own case up to be afraid for no one cares, I can't get I can't call, okay, call a favor with anyone today. He has nothing. That's why I'm saying the wrong position. He's staying there. Now. He looks at his friend, I want you to think about that for a moment at the end

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of this. Imagine at that moment that everything I told you, you don't want to say you look Ebola, whatever, these mountains are destroyed versus level, there's nowhere, nowhere to hide anymore. It's all it's all. It's all out there. Everyone has been gathered, no one's been accepted. There's no exceptions at all.

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We're presenting in front of Allah Subhanallah, all in one line. He called a cause upon this, you come to me today, the way I created the first time.

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Just as raw and just a simple, no extension is nothing. Some of you who thought they weren't going to do this, and were coming here today, and then he sees his friend.

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Right?

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Now it's totally quality. Remember, when you told me? I'm better than you? Because I have more money have more? How about now? Are you still better me than me now?

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Are you still better than me? Now? You still feel more successful than me now. And he thinks about that. Right? I want you to imagine that. Because the whole point of this, of this story. And then this snapshot of your Olympia is imagine both guys, imagine the guy who had all the wealth and thought that that was a reason that he was more successful. He sees his friend. What do you think then? Imagine the friend, the guy who didn't have wealth was a good person who spent a lot of it for the sake of Allah who did a lot of good things never saw money or wealth. But maybe maybe it hurt him? Is it safe to say that maybe this good man is good, good Muslim, who didn't have a lot of

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wealth or didn't have a lot of children? Maybe it hurt him during his life that he didn't have as much and he wasn't as supportive as everyone else. You think he looks over to the guy who pressed him and said those things to him

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and find salvation. He sees it and he's like, Oh, I shouldn't have even feared at all. I shouldn't even felt bad at all. Now I get paid I get I get the reward. I guess I have the right hope island end to get robbed because our urban whatever you want. I have better reward and I have better hope for things to come. And he doesn't. That's why you never, never feel

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never lose self esteem ever. When you see someone who has more wealth than you ever or has better social support, meaning he's he has more children he has more friends or people making more never never because it amounts to zero you're milking it Zenas nothing unless they've used it for the sake of Allah in that case you won't be put in a position to feel bad about it to begin with someone who's using it Okay, won't make you feel bad about it at all. You won't feel bad about it because you see them doing playing you can be a part of it if you'd like you can help because then you'll know Pm is the monster nothing and what's left isn't valkia to solid, they have better reward and

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they give you better hope. I just hope you will continue with Sharla the snapshot of yoga was not over. There's the next day we're gonna have enough time to explain it in shallow do it next time. But I want you to stop at that and think about it. So I will see you next week. sabbatical. 100

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or so Allah Allah says Allah Muhammad

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Meanwhile early he was