Tafseer Surat AlKahf #11

Adnan Rajeh

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The speakers emphasize the importance of understanding one's values and values in order to achieve their goals, as well as the need for a group to help with clarity and value. They stress the importance of avoiding common denominator in argument and finding one's own standards of success. The speakers also emphasize the need for individuals to see success and achieve their own goals, and emphasize the importance of embracing one's success. Additionally, they touch on the surah of culture and the importance of embracing one's success.

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Oh,

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my God, I mean, almost early, you're so happy. So today inshallah we continue to see if you had stopped last time number 5055. Woman, a nurse. And I stopped there on purpose

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because of the importance of the eye, and it's repeated in the Quran a few times

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here

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comes in the context where after this is on the, in the commentary

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within the Surah, that talks about the story of hydrogen, the taint of the two people in the two orchards. And this is within sort of kind of talking about the concept of wealth, or the tool of wealth is looking at for tools, how societies and individuals move from one tool to the other, in a progressive manner, meaning you start out with the idea, or you start out with your life, you try to find what you find out what you stand for, or what it is that you believe in, and then you move on after that to, to beginning some wealth, and then you gain some knowledge, and then you get some status. And the same thing goes for societies and communities. It's the same, it's the same

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progression, and it's the same movement, it's as simple as that.

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So

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Allah subhanaw, taala, told the prophets, I send them to tell us to read it once a week. So every week in your life, you resort to golf, and there's no other sort of that has that level of importance. And if you're commanded to read a sutra, once a week for the rest of your life, then there must be something there that is that is cyclic, meaning there's an issue here that will allow you, every time you read it, it's a cycle that you need to continue to remind yourself of. And so we'll have talks about the four elements that are needed by the individual and by the community in order for us to build in order for us to become prosperous. So it's a reminder for all of us.

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Like, what is it that we have to hold on to what perspectives we're supposed to carry, and how we're supposed to build how they're supposed to be a progression, because it'd be steps that we take, we start with somewhere and we end

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at a different point.

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The first story of Alkaff was the one that talked about the idea, the ideology, what you stand for, is extremely important that that becomes clear to everyone talks, a story of three of three young young men or three young people up to seven, the highest number that we have. And these young people decided that what they saw in their community was not what should be happening, they were not happy with the negative values that were being spread. And they decided that they were going to do something about it, they decided they wanted to speak out that they were going to spread a different mentality and a different number of values. So they came up with the with their theme, they came up

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with a number of values that they believed were important and needed to be spread. So they started working on it. And they worked within their community for a number of years. And Allah subhanaw taala as a lesson to them. And to us, he took them away quite early. At a certain point, they were you know, they were told that you were going to be killed. So they retreated. They had a retreat back to the cave where they could think whether you could strategize again, because it's not it's not intelligent for you to continue doing what you're doing as a reality around you changes you should change with that reality. So they retreated. And Allah subhanaw taala, put them to sleep for

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300 years, and then woke them up to see to show them the impact that their efforts had. Many of us believe that we can't do anything and nothing can change. What can one man do work? And what can two people do work in a small society or a small group of people in a community somewhere in a city and in North America that people don't even know about? Or if they hear about it, they think it's a different country to begin with? What could they do? Allah subhanaw taala is telling you that

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they changed, they changed the destiny of their of their of their kingdom that they lived within, they woke up 300 years later, and things were completely different. People had modularized them they had taken the values they stood for. And they made them devalues the constitution of their of their lives and of their country. And they overthrow through the king and there was a coup and things change completely just based on their effort. Now, they didn't think in their wildest dreams, they could possibly achieve that. But this is what Allah subhanaw taala is teaching us your your role is to stand for something that matters. And that you and you need to know what is it that you stand

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for, and you can't do it alone, you need a group, and then you work and how it how it unfolds. And how it works out is Allah subhanaw taala is destined in his plan, you can't really change that. But you have to do your part, you have to play your role, which is the whole point of that first story, you have to know what you stand for. If you don't stand for anything, if you don't have a set of values, if you don't know where you're going, you're never gonna get there. What's the point of having all the other tools to come? The money, the wealth and the power or the status? What's the point of gaining all these things if you don't know what you're going to do with them? The point is

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that you need to know what is it you're going to do with all these with all these tools and the idea that the ideology, what you stand for the theology itself, the the set of values, the principles that you carry, these are the things that will tell you okay, this is what you're going to use these tools for. This is why you're going to get married and this is why you're going to have kids this is why

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You're going to try and make make some money. This is why you're going to educate yourself. This is why you're going to participate in you. This is why, because if you don't have those set of values, don't know why. That's why it's hard sometimes to convince, you know, youth to do anything for their communities. It's very hard. I try and have the discussion with someone who's not really, it's very difficult. They'll tell you, why would I do this? Why would Why would I care? What is it ever given me? How is it helping me now the problem was the idea they were never brought up with, with the clear understanding of what they stood for, and what Islam was and what it meant to be a Muslim to

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begin with. And that happened, they wouldn't need to have these conversations, this conversation would be a given, it would be a self evident point, of course, I have to give back because I know what I'm here for. I'm here to do one, two, and three, and four. This is what I stand for, as a person. This is how I'm going to, you know, act and and proceed with my life. However, that is not the case today. And maybe that's what needs to change first. That was the first story. The second story in this era. Again, these are four stories in social capital are unique, you will not find them anywhere else in the Quran, you will find other stories in the Koran that are repeated in

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different stories except to go the forest origins with regard for ollie into the calf period. They come there they come once and does it but you're told to read them every week, you're told to read the commentary on these stories and to think about them, because it gives you a map, it maps out the road for all of us. It maps out things it tells us this is what you're going to walk down the road, you're going to walk down, this is how you're going to progress. Where are you in life right now? What are you doing now? What is it? What is it that you're trying to achieve? Right now go back and take a look at these points and see if you gave them all the right that they deserved? And have you

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participated in them properly? And do you have what you do have the right perspective regarding these things or not. And if we did that, I imagine that if we did that, collectively, individually and communally, then you'd actually find a much, much different outcome for you know, for whom the second story was the two men and the tortures I talked about, well, they talked about materialism, they talked about, you know what success meant, and talked about, do you have clear principles that, that guide you in understanding this, you know, number one, this extremely important element of life, which is, which is money, which is having possessions, because this will has been is today and

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will always be one of the biggest things that exist in a pure person's life, there is definitely what you know, moves the global politics around. But even in an individual's life, a lot of it is just based on how much money do you have? You have a lot of money. How many people today are studying had they had a couple of million dollars in their bank account wouldn't be studying? How many people are working today? But how do you give them a certain amount of money to stop working? Alright, are there individuals in our society who are like that? We're only doing what they do because of the money. The only reason is the money, there's nothing else. There's nothing else that

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they view as giving it any any level of importance. And do we value other things we have clear priorities is just wealth. And what are we going to do with that wealth? And how much is enough? Is there enough? And what is what why do we want so much? What what are we looking for? What are we searching for? Is it? Is it just leisure? Is it just luxury? Do we cap it at some point? Or is it just it's just a vicious circle that continues and there's no end to it? Do we view our success based on how much wealth and possessions we have? Do we think we're better than others when we think others are better than us based on how much money they have? Or we do.

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All those questions were kind of the focus of the story and the commentary, we stopped. That said, Well, mom and Anna's Umino is a homeowner who died and what's caused people?

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Or what deprived people from the ability to believe, once they were given guidance and repent to Allah? Were the only waiting for the norm of the nations before them. Or were they waiting for punishment to come to them in learned to home? So nathula welline? Oh, yeah, To whom will either boo boo them? So what deprive them what caused them not to be able to make that to take that step? It's a question. I know, we always read it. But it's a question. It's a very, very deep one. Do you know what is the depriving? Let's talk to it. Let's talk about that on our own skills. Let's forget your mind right now you believe in Allah subhanaw taala. But here's, here's here's the parallel question

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to me and you. What is causing you not to be a better Muslim was depriving you from that of you after you've given this clear guidance and given the chance to repent to Allah subhanaw taala and turn back what is causing you not to be a better Muslim? Are you waiting for the norm of the people before other nations before you? Are you waiting for a mostly a hardship or or punishment to come your way? What is depriving you from becoming a better Muslim? That is a very deep question. And it takes time. Do you have fundamental principles that you stand for? Or is there something else is self interest? Right? It's self serving issues standing between you and your ability to improve as a

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human being. And you will find that that is the case a lot of times. It's not easy for us to come to terms with the choices we've made in our lives. And what's what's happening to us right now from issues that we cannot control. It's not easy to come to terms with these things. But once you do, once you do and you realize that your intentions maybe to begin with, we're never we're never proper, we never pure maybe the way that you were view

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Doing what you had with Allah subhanaw taala had given you wasn't the right way to view things, maybe what you were hoping to achieve, were things you want to achieve for the wrong reason, things that you didn't really need, and you didn't really want. But other people, for some reason made you think or feel that you needed them or wanted them, or they judge you on date based on having it or not. And you felt that you didn't want to be judged in a negative way. So you decided I was going to get that so that they could judge me properly. You understand how many people live their lives based on the things I'm saying? You understand the billions and billions of people who have lived their

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lives solely because someone said something one day, and now they have to prove that they're not like that. So they lived a life of total misery. They were completely unhappy with everything. They did just one. And then the person who said that died before they did. And that same person who said it? Had you asked them a few years, would you remember that? I don't remember saying that at all. And he couldn't care less about that person, or doesn't even remember them and doesn't.

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Once Once we once we allow society, or we allow people to

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decide for us what is fundamental is not when we allow them to put standards of success and, and value for us, instead of ourselves putting our own standards of success and value. That's what this is what happens. Why is that important in the story of both, because it's always, it's always gonna come back one way or another 12 always does. People always judge others like that.

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You have a lot of money, suddenly, people take interest in you, and they respect you. And they, this is how it is. And if that's how it's going to be, then maybe we need to view this differently, at least for our own sake. So we don't get caught in that. So we don't waste our lives running after something that maybe we didn't really want. And maybe we had enough of maybe what we were missing was something completely different. So what causes people not to believe? I don't know, I don't have an answer for you. Find out your own answer. Find out what's depriving you from becoming a better Muslim. But think about it, think about the root cause. This whole story in the commentary is

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focused on root causes, right? Money is not the problem. possessions and materialism is not the problem is how you view it is the root cause you have to take a step back. Why is it that I feel like this towards towards the position? Why is it that I view myself when I haven't I don't have it differently. Go back, take a few steps backwards into your you know, into the wilderness of your of your psyche and find out what is the root cause for this and then and then take care of it right there. But we have to ask the question, what causes us not to be able to go back Okay, so we will recite in Sharla a number 56. Today we'll finish with the data, the commentary of the facts second

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story, which was the longest commentary in the Surah it's around two pages, if not a bit more, and then we'll start the third hopefully we'll have enough time to start the third story today. Which is a story of Musa and love the father of the good servant. So we'll start in sha Allah with a number 56

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It's page 300 If you have a read any version of the Quran, and if not, then I can't help you with this just as a number 56 Okay.

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He means shape on your body

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Bismillah manual ye

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ye manual said Will mortal selling machinery Shireen? I really love

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what you just did with levena katha

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Lena. He will be he'll have

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what is

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it?

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Well, now noticeably more serene, ilembe machinery. We only send messengers, to do two things to give

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to give good tidings or good news of good tidings mean to give you hope. It tips shear is giving you hope of something good to come with it in is to warn you from something bad that may come. So Allah subhanaw taala is saying and the only reason I send messengers is for them to do two things basically, is for them to give you a hope of something good to come tell you that there is great things were waiting you

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and to tell you that they need to warn you a very difficult things that could be awaiting you as well. So when you see someone who is both doing them Sheeran then the enemy was someone who was giving you good news or hope at the same time he's warning you. That means there'll be there must be some elements of your behavior that will lead to either outcomes. Meaning you can't be because they're opposite. They're the opposite things. If I come to you at any point, forget about the messengers Am I

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Let me tell you, if I, if I warn you of something horrible coming at the same time, I tell you, Oh, but something's going to happen next, it doesn't make sense, especially if it's in the same time, because prophets and messengers, they give us these good tidings and warnings, for something that will happen after death. So it's the same timing in the same place. So are you giving me two opposite pieces of information for the same time and the same place, that doesn't make any sense, unless the outcome meaning the thing you're warning me of, or the good news you're giving me or the good or the hope that you're giving me is something that's going to be related to my own behavior,

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meaning I participate in achieving one of these two outcomes, which is the point, the point is Allah subhanaw taala sends you prophets to tell you how things are gonna play out.

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And that your behavior will take you in either ways, it's up to you. But that's basically all prophets are here to do. And that's all Muslims after them are here to do as well, when it comes to doing Dawa. As well, as people who perform dollars dua, what we're supposed to do is just lay out for ourselves and for others, the two pathways and their outcomes, this was going to happen at the end of the road, is the same point, we're all moving towards the exact same point, which is death. And we're all going to be brought together the exact same place, I'm going to make sure that is the exact same time to be judged by the exact same one Subhanallah with either, right, so it's exactly

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we're all moving towards exact same destination, there's no difference. However, there is hope. And there is a warning, there is good and bad coming. And you will get to choose which one you want. It is your is your path, it is your behavior that will choose both of them. And that kind of gives you a and how that ties up with with with this with the story. Because wealth is a double edged sword.

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I can give you good tidings regarding growth. And I can warn you, right based on what you're going to do with it, it's actually probably the single thing in life that carries the biggest merit on that on that field. Or that matter. Meaning everything else you're given has either more goodness attached to it than then than evil or more evil attached to it. And, and goodness, like when it comes to the percentages except wealth, it's a 5050 breakdown, it's right in the middle, you could do so much paid with this is unbelievable. No one can can even come remotely close to you if you take wealth and you use it properly, to take care of yourself, your children and the people around

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you. Or you could take wealth and you can just use it for the complete opposite. There is no limit to the evil you can do with the wealth that you have. So it's a double edged sword. That's why the idea thing and when we send more study when sent messengers, we send them just so that you understand that there's a path that will lead to hope, and great things and beautiful outcomes. And there's a path that I need to warn you from this can be very difficult. But what you have in your hand is neither evil nor higher. It's just a tool. But it's a really powerful one. It's very powerful. And we know that today. And that is you know, that's clear today as it ever was probably

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in history, you know, wealth and possessions and materialism and ownership.

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The strength that it hasn't it carries. Imagine a community that has the people the you know, the participant pins, or the individuals in that community are extremely wealthy. And they use that wealth to serve Allah subhanaw taala through their communities.

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Understanding that can make a huge difference. You can see a community prosper and flourish in

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record time. And on the other hand, is the opposite makes it difficult document to decide is very poor, it's very hard to make progress, you will find people you know exhausting themselves for years and years and decades and decades to make, to make did take a few steps that had there been a bit of wealth, it could have taken them in a few days or a few months. And that is the power of wealth. And it can be used to spread peace. And it could be used for education and for medical care for getting people jobs. And so it can be used to destroy places. And you can you could pump it into into weapons or you could pump it into books, it's up to you what you're going to do with it, the outcome

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is not the outcome is so far away from the middle point, like the deviation from that middle neutral point is so far away that that makes this wealth the single thing where this guy is going to come so far away, this is the highest that you can do. And in the shadow that you can do are so far away from each other. But you know, that's how everything is. And we only send messengers to give you one of two things. Walk This Way and great things will wait a walk another way it's all your choice and then we warn you of severe punishment, where you just do it in a cafe to build up.

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Again, the concept of judo and I'll remind you again, there's three words Mira means when you're you're talking or discussing something that is worthless, meaning the point is not important, you know, which which of these two pair of players with a was a better basketball player doesn't that player doesn't matter just it's just it's just small talk

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doesn't mean anything we do it as human beings Mehrangarh here we just you know spend some time doing it you're not supposed to get too invested in it. You're not supposed to get emotional about it you're supposed to waste too much time. That's who you are is when we're talking we're discussing a point an important issue but we don't we yet we don't have a clear points that were defending me we're just talking about it. We're just bouncing ideas off each other do you Dad is when I have a point on defending and you have another one. That's when it's done when I have no ideas what I believe in that what you believe is something very different. So we want you to be debating here

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we're arguing a point that we differ upon heavily and all three concepts exist in the Quran, dad is not something that is frowned down upon. Specifically when it's used in the right context. Hey, well is the highest and classiest of all forms of discussion why because hey out is when everyone feels that there's open mindedness, mindedness from everyone from the from all parties, because what's the point of me discussing a point with you? And what is the benefit of a discuss something with you, and you are explaining right off the bat that this is what you believe in and you will never change that.

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Right? As a Muslim, that's never the case, as a Muslim, how to go Chanukah give me evidence and I'll change if you can prove to me that what you're saying is right. And what I'm saying is wrong. If you can give me enough proof that I will change and this whole Muslim functions and that makes them Muslim, a person who is extremely, very open mind and is very critical with the way that the end of the thought process and the rationale that they use and people in people like being around individuals like that however once a Muslim has enough proof to support something he will hold on to it with everything he has Tao some however is never acceptable. Me bigotry is never something that

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is that is good. Even if even if it's for the deen bigotry just not good. You hold on for STEM cyclist himself holding on tight, meaning committing yourself to something that you believe in. And you that seems to you to be the right thing that is however something very good. So we just did it in a comfortable Belton and the disbelievers will argue

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using a bottle bottle is the opposite of righteousness. So I'm not sure there's a lot of different translation for about what are the translations you're aware of? There's a lot of translations for buckling. I find the concept of fraud to be the best.

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Meaning something that is fraudulent something that is based on fraud.

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Yeah, I think that's what Belton is low item, because anything else wickedness or you know deceitfulness or whatever all these words don't really explain what about Bill is about that is the exact opposite of righteousness

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and the truth. So you can call it whatever you want. But about that is probably what is modulus or what is when it seemed to be a fraudulent concept. Leona Haley will be helped to refute a dumbo is to refute a point. So they will, so the disbelievers will try and refute will help righteousness by using frauds of this points. They'll look for points that are based on fraud. And they'll try to convince you that what you believe to be happy is no longer up

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to Mountain View who's over and they've taken the the signs of Allah subhanaw taala and everything that they were warned with in mockery, who's who want me to take it in mockery, it's a joke to them. None of it means anything.

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And this is what happens all the time. Why? Because if you have more wealth, think about it like this very simply. If you're stronger and wealthier, right? You don't have to take anything that you listen to seriously. You don't have to, especially if someone's talking to you is poorer than you. If they're not as powerful and they don't own as much you don't really have to take their point seriously. Doesn't matter. Yes, you had the logic, but I have the dough. So go ahead, use what you want. You can even you can beat me with your logic. But you know what, even that you can do? Why? Because I will argue against your heart, I will refute your help and righteousness, I'll refute it

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with Bolton, I'll use my fraud and my myths, misconceptions that I have. And I will mark everything, every sign of God and I will mark everything that you warned me with. I'll take it as a joke, who's the concept of is Jehovah or a mockery? Or making fun or ridiculing something is the single common denominator between all those who Allah subhanaw taala described in the Quran to be anti his callings, meaning when he talks about those who are caffeine or machine again or fastly, you normally Judi mean, or whatever it is, whatever story it is, or whatever time in history, whatever it may be, the single thing that is common amongst all of them is Luiza is the fact that they mock

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concepts today that if you speak to them, they will make fun of you. They will answer with ridicule. Why? Because it's easier that way. It just easier. I come and say something serious and we make fun of me. Everyone laughs and somehow you win. Even though what you said made no sense. Even though you did not have a good come back to my point, even though we were talking about a point and suddenly you left that point and decided to you know, Mark something about the way I look or the way I speak or even you know the history that is attached to me or maybe the 91

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Whoever it may be, you turn it into mockery. And then people love because you can get a smile off people's face because then you win. Isn't that how it works? You can get people to laugh, I'll see when, even if it's a serious argument. That's why you know smart debaters, are debaters who make sure that there's enough jokes in their in their arguments to get, you know, to get people smiling, if everyone's if you're saying that the pure righteousness and you're if you're saying things that are just purely right, there's not one letter of both and what you're saying, but you have this, you know, very serious look, and there's not one and then someone else comes up and he throws a few

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jokes, and he's smiling. And then that suddenly seems like they won the argument, even though maybe the points they made, were not even remotely close, even though there wasn't, and that's how it is. And that is the truth of the matter. And whether you know whether we like it or not, but it is the one common denominator, but don't do it in other I will also review so you'll find at least later in the in the Surah. And you'll find this in the in the Lydian yarmulke numina livina M and we are back when they're criminals will when we used to laugh at the Muslim Muslims, and they will think was Ramanuja kotoba, who was Shimoda he

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was

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no kind of Yeah, he must mean he would he would joke and it would make fun of people when he walked by them. In that cafe Nikita Musa has seen we have we have protected you yourself from those who enjoy mocking you and making fun of you.

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We're just not in full

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Komiza human who has making the Ark and every time people come by him, they make fun of him, they mock him and you'll find it all through the Quran the concept of ridicule and mockery. Be aware, be aware of it. I think metal whenever I talk about this, I bring up the point. satire, however, is a very strong, it's a strong tool that exists in societies today, specifically political satire. And I don't think I think we have to see the difference between strong and proper and logical statements that are being made with humor, right, and mockery and ridicule of people's beliefs, people's

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holy concepts, or people's appearances or things that they cannot change, there's difference between the two. And a lot of satire is actually just that. However, there are parts of it today that if you if you do watch something like that, you will find that they do, they will cross the line, they will mock someone, the way they look or the way they dress or the way they and that does happen. And that is uncalled for and slimy. That's not acceptable. So Coleman Coleman, I say, you're gonna hire a man who don't make fun of people. But there's a difference again, just to make sure that this is clear to everyone, there's a difference between mocking someone, or mocking a choice they made. Like if

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they voted trumping or mocking and mocking maybe the way they dress or the way they look or the accent that they have, or how tall they are, or how fat they are the way that's a different thing. I'm not saying that one is, you don't want to shut up, but I'm saying that they are different. One is pure evil, and is haram. The other one is, we can talk about that, based on how you present it and why, you know, there's, there's a, there's a bit of margin there. And but has to be observed.

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Keep in mind that the common denominator amongst all those who just believed in Allah subhanaw taala, at different times different places was whose work was the fact that they mocked whoever they were talking to, even if they were brought to please let's talk about concepts that matter. Let's let's, let's break this down to what it is, let's take a look at the world

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economic status of people in the world and, and in the financial system that is running, let's talk about this.

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When you judge a lady in a comfortable bottle, and then they will use your fabulous points to, to refute, because that's how they argue. And they're mocking the whole point anyway, why because they have the upper hand. Of course, if you get the longer

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side of the of the stick, of course are going to be happy. Now if things were you know, with, not with no actual choice, and with a lot of luck, you were just given more than everyone else, it's not in your best interest to argue things properly. It's not in your best interest. Of course, it's in the interest of the athlete of the one who doesn't have much money for everyone to pay Zika because he benefits right it's not in the interest of the millionaire to paisa so they will argue against it. They'll argue against that point easily because it doesn't sell it's not self serving and they'll use bottle to refute doctor if you respect righteousness because it doesn't doesn't serve

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them and that is that is the point that I think needs to be observed within the site. So we move on to number 57 Insha Allah, women Ella mu Min Min Ki Adi Dr. B.

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meme and look Kira to be in who is more of an oppressor mean who was worse basically when when LM whenever their means to oppress, and the word oppression doesn't is not only towards other people actually in the Quran is more common for the word oppression to be referring to you oppressing yourself more than talking about others, but the concept of volume is widespread meaning anyone who does volume is someone who oppresses whether they're oppressing others, they're mistreating others, or they're mistreating themselves. So the eye is asking who is more of an oppressor than the one who was reminded

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of the signs of his Lord? Kenobi means he's reminded of his Lord. And why not? Why wouldn't why wouldn't the ISA Manduca be me, I could have said, who was more of an oppressor than the person who was reminded of their Lord. That's not what the ayah says. It says, The person who is reminded of the signs of their Lord, because that means that Allah subhanaw taala, the concept of God, the concept of Allah subhanaw taala was presented to them logically through signs, not just reminded of God, yes, without any attachment know that they were presented, they were reminded of Allah subhanaw taala through a logical point of view, or through a logical thought process through rationale. And

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that makes a big difference. Right when you're when you're presenting faith, that you present it properly. This is a book that was revealed 1400 years ago, when logic and rationale was not as important as it is today. Today, everyone deals with it, everyone finds it extremely important. And if you say anything that does not make sense, people will look at you know, they won't be happy with what you're saying. And they will critique it, and they will think about it, they may refuse it if it doesn't make sense. So who is worse than the person or who is more of a presser than the person who was reminded of the signs of their Lord, maybe they were given a proper argument to begin with.

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And then they turned away from it. He refused it when sem epidemic tiada. And here's the point that needs observation. And he forgot what he had been Dementia is a is a phrase that means what they offered in their past and what they did. And yet their hands is the figure of speech of everything that you did in your life, because most of what you do you do with your hands, but damage what you produced, the minute you put forward. So when Sen when he and he forgot marketing, dementia, everything that they did in their lives before. So who's worse, or who's more of an oppressor of themselves, of course, and others eventually, which is the you know, the point of learning Islam,

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once you are beginning oppressing yourself, if you don't stop, you will come to a point where you will oppress oppress other people as well. And vice versa. If you start oppressing others, what you're doing is oppressing yourself, it'll happen to you as well. What goes around comes around as simply as that in life in general, it's always worse than the person who was reminded of the signs of their Lord. And then they turn away from it, they refuse it.

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In the process. They're forgetting what they did in their lives.

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They forgot everything that they put forward, they forgot.

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When you're reminded of Allah subhanaw taala, you refuse to remember, usually, the moment that you refuse to remember is a moment when things are going really well.

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You're on top of stuff, and you're busy. You don't have time for the guy who's telling you, you know, Allah and his uncle and his. It's not important at this point. Because you're in a you're in a place in your life where it doesn't matter. You're young, you're famous, you're wealthy, you're good looking, you're you're sought after. You don't need this. You don't have time for this. You're reminded of Allah subhanaw taala but you possess so much at this point. You turn away but you forget Malka Demetri You forgot what you did. You forget where you came from. And you forget how things were before. And that is the problem. You see, no one is born like that. And no one lives their

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whole life on top either, nor did they end it like that. And if you turn away at a certain point from Allah subhanaw taala, even though things make sense to you, I mean, it was offered to you in a sensible manner. The problem was that you forgot what you have done. And the shortcomings that you know, were from you in your life and what Allah subhanaw taala sent your way, which you had no control over and it could have easily gone the other way. You could have easily gone the other way. Always remind yourself wherever you are in life, if things are going good or bad.

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Remember how easily things could have become worse, how easily it could have happened. How many of the accomplishments and achievements you have on your belt right now? We're so fragile

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Before you actually got them, meaning it was would have been so easy for Allah subhanaw taala to deprive you from those things almost forever and ever, and you could have done you couldn't do nothing about it. But we forget that we forget that we forget that our

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participation in what we have from Allah subhanaw taala is not as much as we think it is. We don't participate as much as we believe we have you participate in stuff. Right now you sit here, you may be you may have a degree or two from university, you you have a certain amount of money, you're married happily Hamdulillah you have a few kids, you have family supports you. Do you go through go back in your in your mind? How many times have the couldn't have these things gone wrong? How fragile is it? Ask anyone who's married for over five years. And they'll tell you how fragile marriages marriage this institution that without it, there would be no life for human beings. Kids

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think how you know my parents are married. They think they're a rock they don't know. They don't know how fragile marriage is for everyone how easily it could end, how easily you couldn't have ended up not educated at all how easily your investment could have lost and you end up with nothing right now, very easily. You could have lost everything and you wouldn't have what you have right now. We forget Malka demented, I forgot what we actually put into this, we forget what we actually did. Now easily right now we wouldn't be sitting in the same place it in the same manner that we're sitting Subhan Allah, for Allah when you when you spend some time thinking some time thinking about

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it,

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in the manner that this idea is presenting, you become extremely, extremely grateful and extremely happy with and consent you content with what you have at that moment. Because easily it could have been so much so much different.

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So easily. And I don't want even go back to the you know, before you were born. As you were being born or as a child. No, I'm just talking about the stuff you can remember. That's what that is saying when ESEA Malka de Machida. He's being held responsible if you do not even remember what you were doing just a while back. If you're being reminded of your Lord, you're turning your back. Have you forgotten what just happened a few years ago, that what you were doing and how Allah subhanaw taala did not turn his back on you. And that you were not left even though you decided to live a very improper life, let's say to say the least. However, subhanaw taala treats you differently than

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or treats us differently than we treat him

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in Jalna, people like that in Jannah indeed, we have made Allah Kulu being upon their hearts, I can again now orky Nana is a cover. Right and that's why they talked about putting the u and u is the place where you put your arrows Akina and so you kind of close it so it's a cover for something that is valuable inside has to be something valuable inside in order for you to say I can so the heart is being covered. It has a cover over it. Their hearts have covers over them in the Janna Allah colluvial Can we then walk over and there's definitely within their ears. Now none of them have actual covers over their hearts. And none of them are actually deaf. It's important that we you

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know, when we understand the Quran, we're we're seeing the figurative speech so that we can actually benefit from the simile or the the moral of the story, the moral of what he's saying, subhana wa Tada. So none of these people actually have covers over their hearts, their figures of hearts, obviously. And none of them actually are deaf, they can hear what you're saying, and their hearts are pumping. Normally, there's no if you do an x ray, you're not going to find a bag over their husband, it's normal, then what's the problem here?

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The problem was a choice that they read, they made a choice, they decided that the 123 issues are not important, and they're not going to think about, they're not going to listen to and they're not going to consider. So you put a wall up the moment this issue comes to you it bounces right back off. And that's a choice you'll make by the way. And sometimes you think you're making it for the right reason. Sometimes, someone's arguing, arguing with you something that you completely disagree with, and I'm talking to from a good point of view, meaning you're a Muslim, and you will refuse to listen to the points of the non Muslims. So the moment they mock Islam, or they mock Muslims, you

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you have a ball up, so it means it bounces off you don't listen to any of it, you don't accept it whatsoever. Right? Now, having a wall up against anything is not good. Having a kin on your heart for anything is not good. You're not supposed to do that as a Muslim, you're supposed to listen to everything. And then refuted through logic and through. But you don't put a wall up you don't refuse to listen to things. You don't refuse to consider things. Every thought and every word that is spoken is worth consideration everything if you believe that what you say is important, then you have to you have to by default accept that everything else other people say is also worth

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consideration. If you want to be what if you want what you say what you say to be considered then you have to do the same? Or else you're no better than them. You're no better if you don't consider what they have to say. Then why is Why are you so angry when when you know when people refuse to consider what you're saying? Why why are we special? We're not special?

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I know that sounds horrible. That's like the worst.

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Respond with while they're talking Exactly. You know that's a whole different story. Usually you have you have it already just waiting for the person to say

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No one's gonna say you better, because we don't consider what other people have to say. Because for some reason, sometimes we think we're special, we're better. We're not, we're not, we're lucky, the moment you come to that conclusion, that is not about me and you, we're not the center of anything. Allah subhanaw taala created, He is the center of everything. And we're just trying to make our way in Charlotte to his award and to his grace. That's all it is. Once you understand like that, you live easy, you're happier, you're much more content, you calm down. Now, Allah subhanaw taala has chosen to make you unique, and he has chosen to make you special, but your specialness and

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uniqueness will only exist in his eyes upon no without meaning he has to declare that for you. And until then you act like to the contrary, you don't have the right to think differently. Because if I think I'm special what I say matters, but this guy Oh, no, he's everything you say is just as total is completely garbage. And that's that's all garbage. Well, how is it all garbage?

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It's not even worth considering. Not even listening. Subhanallah when they do it to you, suddenly you get all upset. You become self righteous. And why was that? Him? What? Because he did it to those people? Well, no matter who they are, I know right? Now, I may say a few examples and you know, bother a lot of people here but think about it, no matter who they are, no matter who you think you're probably thinking of someone right now saying no, no, but not that person. Yes, that person to

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mono but not not that group. Yes, even that group, everyone who has something to say what they say is worth considering and worth listening to. You don't close. So what these people did, is that they put a wall up. So every time you brought to them Allah subhanaw taala. And, and he Serb and so on. But if God be watching them concept of Islam, they had the heart, the heart was already covered. And they were deaf, they could hear but they chose not to listen. You hear things and you listen to things, right? Are the same stuff? No. No, you what you hear is different from what you listen to what you see is different than what you look at. Right? What comes across your mind is different

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what you think about and consider objectively, they're different things. And that's what Allah Subhan is interested in, he opened up your ability to hear, you have to choose to listen, he just gave you didn't do anything about that you didn't stand in line waiting for your ears, so that you can let us give you been here, a lot of people can't, you can hear, you have to choose to listen, you can see that nothing, you didn't contribute to that, however, to actually look at things to see in depth, that's a whole different choice.

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What entered the room, and here's why it took some time because the last part of extremely interesting, and because of one letter, by the way, when to whom you know who they are. And if you call them to guidance, you try and bring them to guidance, fella, yeah, to do it. And then for means, then they will never find guidance. Now, if you take out the then the IRS seems a bit easier to understand, meaning take out that word then. And if you call them to guidance, they will never find guidance, right? That's easy. That makes sense to the whole that we read. But that's not what Allah subhanaw taala says, if you take out the fat, right, the AI is complete Subhan Allah is

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completed, the meaning is completely different. That meaning is different is deterred completely from what's actually talking about what is is saying is and then if you call them to a guidance, if that is their status, and you know that their status, they made that decision, if you call them to guidance, that they will never accept guidance, they will never accept guidance, because right now they're in a status, they're in a place in their lives, where they will not listen, and they will not consider things. So don't talk to them at that point. If you want them to accept guidance, don't talk to them when they're there. And I say this to parents. And I say this to colleagues, if you

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have friends, or if you have children who you want them to accept Islam, if one of them is in that place, where there's a cover on top of the heart, and there's deafness in the ears, then do not talk to them about the diet, because if you call them to the die, then they will never accept it, you're just pushing them farther and farther away. You're just hitting them with the ball that is causing that is bouncing back to you and pushing them farther away because they don't have an opening. Because what you're seeing right now is not the water. It's sealed. It's a waste of it's actually it's actually counterproductive. It's going to hurt them they're going to go farther away. And then

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you say well, isn't that their? That? Isn't that their fault to begin with? Yeah, it is their fault. And that's the beginning of the idea. Isn't that what the established right away so that you wouldn't be able to say, but it's their fault? I had to do that or anyway. No, no, the I told you at the beginning. Well, I'm an alum, no one's worse than someone who's being reminded of the signs of their Lord, they turn away and forget everything that they do in their lives and act like they didn't make mistakes, however, because they have covers over their hearts because they have deafness in their ear towards these things. If you call them to guidance, and they will never find guidance.

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And you're saying the difference here. It's extremely important that we pay the way I see it. People in their lives are on a train to train ride. The train is moving, it's really loud. So you could be standing there speaking to them, but they can't hear anything. They just see your mouth, you know, up and that's all they get nothing. If you want people to listen to your way to there's always stops on the way. Wait for the stop where the noise comes down a bit and they get off the train and the flex and relax. That's when you can say something

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When you're dealing with people, you have to know when's a good time? When's not the prophets of Allah Allah wa sallam was the master of this. He was a master of that art. However, even when you do it like that, not everyone accepts Islam. Obviously, not giving you the formula that if you use everyone will accept it. No. But you have to be wise. You have to know when to see and what to say. Many, many times you will find examples in this era of the prophets of Allah, Allah, you find yourself on a sought asylum, where he deals with people who are not Muslim and never calls them to the deen and doesn't say anything to them. He doesn't say Come come with some note because it wasn't

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the right time. The setting just wasn't right. This is not the right moment for him to do our and other examples. He did Dawa, and he spent his life that's all he did. However, you will find examples, many examples where he would deal with someone

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not do any Dawa. As you know, there's an own example. I'll give you this story. Just as an interesting story. The man is called through man I've been with her now this is a guy who was a real leader of a tribe. He killed many, many Muslims. He called the VA and he was captured one day by the Muslim troops.

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He was right now the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is I understand his story. You looked at him, it sounds to me. So he was on the train. Basically, he wasn't going to listen. So he decided, You know what I'm gonna do this differently told the Sahaba go and tie him to one of the beamers in the masjid. There's none in this Masjid. But you must massage it around the world. You'll find them in in the middle. So it tied him to one of those things. So he was tied. And every day he would come to him. And he was a milestone

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in decades to learn what you have to say or what you know, how things going Fairphone would have given input they would they would feed him and everything and he was he was given bathroom breaks and water and whatnot. But he couldn't leave the masjid like I just said there.

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He would tell him in taffeta one Kareem if you if you forgive me, they're forgiving someone who is generous went up to a doctor them if you tell someone you kill me that you kill someone who deserves killing anyone.

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Anyone doing 22 million and 20 million. And if you want money, it's money that you want that will give you as much as you want. Like, just basically a bargaining like if you want to forgive me good. If you want to kill me, you, you're within your rights to kill me. I've killed many Muslims before, like if I betrayed you many times. And if you want money, I have a lot of money and if there was money you're interested in, but the profit is what lets me just walk away. No, come back at all. First day, second day, third day, exact same conversation between them. How are things going through my mind? He was saying exact same thing. If you forgive me, then you forgive someone who's generous,

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meaning I will be loyal and I will show you and if you want money, take money who killed me, then I'm gonna within your rights. Third day, he said the same thing through I'm gonna answer the same thing. So the profit something like that, I'm told the Sahaba let him Let him go. Cut him loose, they go away, get lost.

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Right. So tomorrow walks out. The narration tells us he walks out to a well that's just a kilometer I would say to the Medina, he takes off his clothing. He has said he wears them again he comes back and he gives us your head into becoming a muslim. Now why a lot of a lot of scholars suggest that the reason that he became Muslim was that he was sitting in the masjid, he got to see how the Muslims interacted. And he was impressed by that and will do and Salah wouldn't because it was new to them. And he saw the ethics of the Muslims in the good behavior. And when I believe that it was the big part of it was the wisdom of the prophets of Allah, Allah send them knowing when and when

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not to push for something, knowing when to push them over down. And when not to miss the time to actually talk about people like this. It was not on a saw to us to them. You think that when he was living in Mecca every time he sat with someone he talked about, though not every time obviously not. Not every single time he sat with everyone he was talking about music. No, he lived normally with people who aren't Muslim, especially his family members. And he talked about stuff that they want to talk about, that he saw to us. And he looked for moments he did down in general for him in public. But when he talked to people, he would look for the moments hoping that maybe to the best of his

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judgment, they were in the right place. Because if you call him when the cover is on the heart, and the definition isn't the year, all you're doing is pushing them farther away. If your kid doesn't want to do something, the more you push the farther he goes away. And the more you insist the less he wants to come. And the more you push it until the point where you've made him anti Islamic. You've made them anti Islam they will never ever accept the dollar again. You'll be like I was always going to Father I didn't know you didn't know what you were doing. We kept on pushing and it wasn't pushing in the right direction. You were just repelling them from something. Understand that

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sometimes you have to give people space to make up their minds and to come to a conclusion and if you keep things open you'll see that I had to come Allah is a beautiful area that is attached to that you'll see how Allah subhanaw taala that is not to say that these people are going to be forever damned and and punished No no no, that's not the point. Just be smart with how you're going to do it. I think this is a very very valuable lesson that we can take from this I will say after that kind of mix mix. This brings us brings this concept in Sharla.

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buco fu Rama and your Lord is the forgiving the Lord of mercy or the Giver of Mercy or the owner of mercy. So after the I talked about those who there's no one who oppressed who's a bigger oppressor than someone who turns their back away, once they are reminded of the signs of their Lord, and they forget what they did in their lives and they forgot, forget what was given to them. They cover their hearts and they defend their ears. And if you call them to Huda into guidance, and you only push them farther away, but your Lord is the Forgiver he is the grantor of forgiveness. And he is the owner of mercy. SubhanAllah. And always whenever it comes to talk about, you know, the severe

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punishment coming upon coming upon people, there's always something after to remind you that he is the most forgiving, he is the merciful Subhana wa Tada. He's more merciful than you and I are. Don't judge people for where they are. Don't judge people for what they're doing. Understand that this happens. Understand that this happens to people make sure it doesn't happen to you. Make sure that you're not doing it yourself. Make sure that you have not deaf in your ears and close your heart towards anything. And when you see people like that, do not judge them Allah subhanaw taala is more forgiving than you and he's more merciful than you and I, and he may, he may grant them the day that

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you once hoped for them but didn't know how to offer them. And be merciful by knowing when to speak and when not to be merciful by knowing when you're supposed to speak up and when to just keep your silence and let things happen, how they're going to happen. And there's value to silence as well when it comes to Dawa because I tell you why. Because Dawa in his in its

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ultimate essence of what it is. There's no verbal. You see what we're doing right now here. This halacha this is just maybe 0.5% of Dawa not many people do this and not many people should do this and it's not a big all it takes all we're doing here is reminding ourselves I remind myself that you get reminded and we feel better and we feel our hearts are closer to Allah subhanaw taala we have the will inshallah to improve. However, true Dawa is physical. It's its livelihood. Now what is done through success on the individual level. That's the importance of student gaff on the individual level and on the communal level. If you can succeed if you can have a strong idea that you stand

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for, you know the values you stand for, and then you obtain roles, knowledge and status and you use them for the service then you will come you will you will perform the best data possible because that's what people are impressed by. People want to see success, success on an ethical standard and in a practical pragmatic standard and a theological you need to see that that's what the Dawa that's what we're Dawa is it's not it's not just that constant talking to people it's not just coming up to someone and telling them to be a better Muslim and come to the mosque that's something that's not what they need. Sometimes they need something different wait for the.

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appointment, laying Yoji do women do any hemo either they will find nowhere to hide when that appointment comes low is a place for you to hide,

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then yes, you do, they will not find away from it far from it any anywhere to hide. Once the your appointment is due, you're going to be there started doctors want you know, you're going to choose if you come to it or not, you're going to be there. And the book is going to be open. And you look at that book and it will be stuff in it that you can't even remember details that you're not happy to see. Wondering why is this book focused on every detail.

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That's how it is just simple as that. He is to point out to other the forgiver and the owner of mercy. If he wanted to keep hold you accountable for what you did, he would have done it immediately.

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To punish you would have heat be hastened. And it will happen right now. But he didn't he pushed to the left, you gave you time, here's time. Take Take a few decades, work things out. But once the time is up the appointments you're going to be there, they're gonna have to answer to all of it.

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The final I have commentary on the story that we recited now inshallah we'll make a do a small summary with LPL.

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alakina, who's number one,

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in all the nations before all the nations that ultimately fell all the civilizations that ultimately fell at one point or another. If you're a historian and enjoy studying cultures in history, and you look at the rise and fall of all the different civilizations on Earth, you will find that it was always corruption. It was always corruption that brought them to their knees corruptions. That was what was based on greed, greed, the point of it was wealth at the end, all of them, even the ones that lost that were destroyed through wars. When you look at the history of that nation, you'll find that yeah, they lost the war. But why did they lose the war? They could have fought better than

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that. They had more numbers they had a longer history of military use. Why? Because corruption had had brought them down. Corruption that roots it's causing human greed, human greed that that is based on on a misconception and improper perception of wealth. Too simple as that. Take a look. Now we destroyed them non-mobile Mo, once they oppressed, you're going to take you back to the word oppression, right that existed in the area. Number 57. What oppression did they do? i Oh, no. See, the word oppression is so open. It can mean a lot of things when I believe it means based on the commentary that we're studying and based on the sutra that we're in and the story that was before

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it, is the misconception of wealth is the misuse is the improper use of possessions and materialism. That's all it is. In this sort of it's all talking about. Once they did that once they were corrupt in the way they viewed wealth and they use wealth, a HELOC no home they were destroyed. What early Maliki him Merida and we made sure that there was also an appointment for the time that they were going to be destroyed. Just like there's an appointment waiting for you and me to be judged by Allah subhanaw taala for the good and bad

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for every group for every civilization. For every society, there's a moment where they will fall. It's almost like it's by appointment by an appointment. It's almost like it's by appointment. Why? Because all it takes it's as simple as the laws are the same. They never changed the laws of this world that we live in. Well, they are

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not uniform, the same, the universal you want you want a society to stand up then show me show me within that society has a proper proper number of values and ethics that they have they stand for something and show me justice and show me proper equity amongst these people show me that and they will stand forever. The moment equality and equity are lost the moment corruption enters the moment, moment the the elite 1% becomes richer and everyone else becomes poorer and less cared for they're gonna fall, it's like it's by appointment as well. Meaning you don't just talk you shouldn't be surprised. You shouldn't be surprised when you finally see this crumble to the ground, it shouldn't

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be difficult. If you see this happening, it's normal, actually is by appointment, all it takes is a number of years, just wait for a while. Just wait for them to become corrupt to the point just wait for it the the injustice and, and the lack of fair distribution of wealth among people to come to the point where things will fall to fall to pieces. This is Allah subhanaw taala His laws were very simple.

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They work for individuals, and they work for families, and they work for societies and they work for civilizations, and they work for countries and they work for the planet itself. And they'll work for everything. The light is very, it's a very easy equation to understand.

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That is the fine line of commentary on the story of the two men in the tortures. This story is sort of talked about Well, the story itself had many, many points that we stopped and talked about, I advise everyone to go back and to listen to them in to make sure you understand this story to the depth that it carries. You're talking about a man within this story, who may not have didn't have as much wealth as his friend did. But he had principles that he stood for he knew he understood life properly, his per step perspective was clear. And he did not value himself through wealth and he didn't see wealth as as an element of success or or not being successful. However, he saw the way

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Allah Subhanallah one to see his friend who was much more wealthier, who had more support and more people around him viewed things differently. Ultimately, that was taken away from him whether you want to believe that happened in this life, or the way I see it happened you'll mill piano many people will live their whole life with a lot of wealth and a lot of power and believe that is what makes them successful, what makes them great, and they can look down on people and be condescending, and they will die with that wealth with them. But your milk gamma they'll be everything will be stripped away, that nothing will be left and that will hurt just as much doesn't have to happen in

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this dunya don't think that every person who mistreated their wealth is going to be stripped down in this life. Don't believe don't think that that is wishful thinking is not proper. However, fear from it yourself. For your own sake fear from that if you are misusing what Allah subhanaw taala has given you regardless whether it's money, whether it's strength, whether it's intelligence, whether it's you status, or whatever it is, whatever it is, Allah gave you Subhana wa Tada if you misuse it, they can be taken away and know for a fact that if it doesn't happen now it happens your milk Yeah, minute burns more. It's more difficult. It was a story that we read, and then the commentary, and

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I'm gonna summarize the points of the commentary. The first point, the first ion commentary, well bluebella from methanol, hayati, dunya, talking about the cycle of life, the way you're supposed to view, possessions and enrichment what Allah subhanaw taala gives you whether it's wealth, materialistic possessions, or anything else he gave you, it's just a cycle, don't take it personally, there's gonna get offended, it's just, you will be given your prime in life, you'll have a lot and then just as quickly as that happened, it will fade away and then you'll go back to not being just like you were not before. It's just a cycle, we all get to go through that cycle. Some of

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us go slower than others, some of us go quicker, some of us peak quicker, or peak higher, and some of us don't. But at the end, it's just a cycle. There's nothing personal here. And you're not supposed to use it to understand it like that. It's not about you. This is how Allah subhanaw taala created the universe with these simple laws, you everything. The example here was given through life and a plant, water comes down green, and it's strong and it's in its high and it's capable, and then this fruitful and then it turns into, into Hashem into nothing and flies into the wind and five minutes gone completely. And we're the same. That's the first point the perspective of everything is

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a cycle. What you have right now does not say anything about who you are, why you are or where you're going. What you have right now is just a part of this cycle. He gave you something supine without to do what you will with it, but don't misunderstand why it's there, and what it means the second point LML with the new Xena to hieratic dunya

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wealth and children are social support and financial support financial strength, social strength, I just adore him instantly if they're extras you don't need them to. You only need the basic minimum to exist. You don't need more of them. If you get them then there are namah there's something to enjoy but that's all they are. Isabel piatto Foley had everything that you would use them for to help others and about the actual Saudi had that is what will stay and that is what will be given back to your MO pm what you actually enjoy is what you're going to be asked about your milk Yeah, man. It's just something extra that you have. You don't need it and you should not about yourself

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through it. And then there's a number of I got to talk about your milk. It gives us a snapshot that is very scary. And it shows you people being brought in line people being brought the way they were created at the beginning. Everything taken

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We just started taking away their wealth taking away their degrees taken away their businesses taken away everything the way Allah created them in the raw form that they were created to begin with, with nothing, just who they were inside the character that they carried, and the history of good and bad deeds that they did is all that's left. And then they're given a book that is so detailed that they freaks them out, because they can't seem to understand how it's all here. I can't remember any of this. I can barely remember a couple of why is it talking about every cent? Why is every dollar here, cut offs? i Okay, I bought any more than I should have whatever white like spend more on this

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than I should have? Why is this everything is there and it bothers him and it's difficult. You're mining the wealth that you view your value through that sometimes gives you use that for yourself value is something going to be asked about your milk, Iam and depth. So make sure you use it for what you actually believe in the fourth, the fourth point, within the commentary, give us the example of bliss. Bliss is the ultimate,

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ultimate example of someone who was given by Allah subhana wa that has given status. Allah subhana gave him something, he gave no one else he was elevated into the heavens, even though he was not a man that he was treated like like them, and even who's not one of them. He was respected like no one else. He misunderstood that he misunderstood Allah gave him he thought that he was better now that he could look down on others, he thought he could he could talk back to the one who gave it to him. He thought that his cell value was based on it. And he made the ultimate mistake that results in what we lived through today. Adam, however, made his mistake and immediately understood No, no, it's

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my fault, bliss. And here's why. So scary. Wealth can cause us to behave similar. Similarly to Bliss. Wealth can cause us as human beings to behave similarly to a bliss. Because we think if we have more than we're better, or we're worth more, and the police did that he made that fatal, fatal, crucial mistake.

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And then the fifth point of the commentary, it talked about gentleman talked about how Allah subhanaw taala gave us every example every scenario possible and explain things to us in this Quran every way we need it. There's nothing that is missing. But we enjoy arguing, we enjoy holding on to our points of view, and arguing it in any way possible, just so that we stay right just just to the we don't have to change, just so that we don't have to say oh, by the way I've been living in the last number of years is improper, and I should change. So we argue what kind of incident that I see in Germany is the thing that are used the most. And then it asks you what causes you or deprives you

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from being a better Muslim, you're given the perfect guidance by Allah Subhan what's causing it? I asked the question with no answer. What do you think, think it the self serving issue that you have is selfishness. What is it?

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And then it talks about those who refuse to talk with about it. They argue, even though they're being reminded by Allah subhanaw taala with the best by messengers will give them good tidings, news and warning, but that's what they do.

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The final point within the surah is that those who have made that choice have coverage on their hearts and deafness in their ears, they can't see they can't hear they don't, they're not going to listen. So don't do it our to them when they're like that. Or else they will never find out what your Lord is the Most forgiving, and he is the Merciful One. He is not going to punish them right now. There's an appointment waiting, but make sure when you do that, will you do it for the right reasons. Sometimes wealth can cause you not to be able to hear the Quran or understand it's not because you're some Allah, you can't hear or think. But because you made a choice, make sure you

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didn't make that choice for yourself as well. I cannot emphasize this point enough, you see it a lot in life, you see youth that that just don't want to speak to them about this, they don't hear it, they don't consider it, they don't process it. Once, that's the point, don't push it. If you push it, you're just repelling them from Islam even more, wait until they can accept it. Ask yourself have you ever done that about anything in life? Have you ever stopped considering anything? Have you been closed minded against anything? If you have, then you shouldn't be holding the person who did that towards your your point of view accountable. If you want people to consider what you have to

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say, consider what they have to say. If you want them to actually objectively think about what you're going to say then you need to do the same about them no matter what they are or who they are, where they come from, or what point they're trying to make is as simple as that will like, as simple as that you're not a judge here, neither am I. We're not here to judge people, we're here to do that well to the best of our ability to the ones who can who have the ability to actually accept it in the first place. The final point within the commentary of these is to talk about this very important points concept

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is that all the civilizations before us

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also fell. And the reason that they fell is when they oppressed in the view of wealth that they had once corruption once injustice, financial injustice entered, they felt by appointment just like you're gonna come in and be held accountable by Allah by appointment is as simple as that. No matter what civilization on earth you see, everyone that fell each and every one of them that fell fell because of the same point when they were in just when corruption entered when wealth when money when greed became what they stood for and what they wanted. They crumbled and fell was just a matter of time. It's like it was by a play

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admit like it just in a couple of years and if that happened to the Muslim ummah at one point yeah it happened happened to us as well. If you study Islamic history yes it happened to us as well. We fell because of the same points because corruption entered and financial greed and things fell and injustice happened and we stopped valuing each other became a bit more racist we stopped respecting each other we started and we gave each other's nicknames and we didn't and it's and Islam wasn't enough anymore for us to treat each other equally and love each other equally wasn't enough anymore but inshallah cello what I'm hoping is on the shoulder we've learned the lesson inshallah someone

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because do we do we lack money today in the Muslim world. In the Muslim area, do we lack money? Allah Subhan Allah put in our earth and under the ground enough money for all of us, but maybe what we lacked is a difference is the perception of it maybe the way we view it maybe the way we're dealing with his what is what is missing within our own my hope Michelle that made sense. Next time we will start the third story of sort of the kind of the story of Musa and I've decided

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so luckily we have the cushion on either

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side, which mean we will continue after our Muslim inshallah next week as well.