Tafseer Surat AlSaba #07

Adnan Rajeh

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2018-9-30

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The speakers emphasize the importance of learning and understanding one's actions to avoid negative consequences, avoiding negative consequences, and finding a way to avoid social group pressures. They stress the need for ownership and responsibility for actions, as well as high logic and bringing up the concept of " knowing one's options" to avoid mistakes. They also touch on corruption of societies and the importance of addressing money involved in Islam. The speakers emphasize the importance of serving a father and measuring success through various criteria, as well as a strong personal and financial foundation to achieve success. They emphasize the importance of having a positive attitude and positive life.

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We claim to be doing now how you prove that is a different story and how you make sure that we actually do submit to Allah subhanaw taala is a very different thing. The claim that's why there's a lot of stuff like that in the deen, that kind of bring that idea example, when you recite Iraq and Abu Dhabi where you're gonna stain Allah subhanaw taala and the Hadith surrounded by Muslim, here feisty you. And he says Had there been Eve or been Abdi This is between me and my servant. What he means by that is this is his yet this is yet to be proven. You that's what you say? You say? Yeah, can I go do it? Yeah, can I say that's what you're saying? You're claiming that you worship Him and

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only him and that you seek

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aid and support from him and only him? Well, that's a claim? Well, you have your life to prove that inshallah we had the rest of your life to kind of prove that claim to be true or not. So

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the concept of OB of submission to Allah subhanaw taala, which is what Islam means. It does not mean peace, salaam is peace, Islam is submission, which is a very different not, you know, take away from the concept of peace that exists in the deen. But it's a very mistaken way of looking at it, if that's what it means is submitting you are you have free will. That's all you really have. That's all we really own. And actually possess and dislike everything else is, is temporary. There's an illusion of ownership of things. But what you really have is your free will you can you can choose. And when you wish, for your choice, choose to submit your choice or, or be in state of submission to

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Allah subhanaw, you're giving up your free will to his will supine with data, it's a big, it's a big deal. And there's a lot of layers to that it's actually very complex. And that's what these students talking about. estore looks at that topic from a different angle. So I've looked at it from the most interesting of all angles in my assessment. That's why I started with it. Because it talks about submitting when it's

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specific, specifically and especially difficult to do. So whether the difficulty is physical, whether it's financial, whether it's social, whether it's psychological, whatever it may be, when it's really hard to submit. So it shows you examples of how you need to do it anyway, it doesn't matter. It was never about submitting only when it's easy, and only when it's feasible to do so we submit, because that's who we are. That's because we're Muslims, we made that claim, you know, we submit to you, and you're gonna see this theme to be repeated within the students sort of Saba is unique, it looks at the concept of submission, but it looks at it from a communal perspective, a

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social society perspective, civilizations, how do groups of people who use large populations, submit to Allah Subhana? Do they submit? And is there a form of submission that we're supposed to be looking at? And how do we deal with it, so several looks at it from a different number of different angles. And the two examples that were given in the Surah, so far, are the example of dough within Sudan, you might not even know the submission of that community, the community of David and Solomon. And then the other example was an example of Saba, they were just 1000 kilometers to their south, same time, almost same place, the opposite

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mentality, and then how things kind of played out differently for both of them.

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I talked to that were the chapter after that started with, and we had five or six people in a row, call me and say, so whenever you find that in the economy, and find these old chapters and new paragraphs in the Quran, that have at the beginning of each eye upon this and say that and say that, so it's telling it's one of three things, either it's telling you how to debate a certain topic, or is giving you a perspective mentality, this is what you're supposed to say, in public about yourself as a Muslim, or in starting a dialogue is showing you how a dialogue would work, how you how you would converse about something, what is your outlook about something with people who disagree with

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you. So the groups that you're disagreeing with? Its contextual, each surah is talking to different types of groups. So that obviously, after about we were given two examples of civilization that believe in those that don't so obviously, the what this is looking at is what our dialogue as Muslim communities was going to look like with non Muslim communities. And that's and that's when we recited the verses that hide all that.

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When now er, Camilla Allah who didn't know if Ebola means either you or us who was guided, or the other way around, completely misguided. So we're talking to others. We don't we actually believe in what we believe in. But the way is going to be proven is through outcome, not through statements is what I believe the fact that what you believe is right isn't right, just because you believe it, just because that's what you say is right, because you're gonna be able to prove it through through proper conduct and through followship and submission of it and then it will show it's it'll prosper, it'll show it will come to fruition. The same thing, politics, I don't know what you're gonna get,

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when we don't when we have dialogue with those who are who have different mentalities than us who have different belief systems who don't agree with us on how you're supposed to live, whether in a group or individually. The concept is that you're not going to be asked about what crimes we we commit, nor are we going to be held accountable for the mistakes or what you do in your life.

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The idea being okay, you do your thing, and we'll do ours. And you know, let the let the outcomes judge which way of life was more worthy of living, let it be like that. Let it be through through evidence. Let it be an evidence based

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or they're gonna play this downstairs and upstairs. Oh no.

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There's a way to change I don't know how to do it though.

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Not gonna be able to hear anything.

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All right.

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I think the end of that.

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At the end of that chapter, I O Moussa laka laka, fatale nurse, and a reminder to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam The only things in the Quran we had, that we were sent to everyone to all human beings, we don't have ownership over this,

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in the concept of us in them only exists because we have yet to be able to explain what this is to others. That's all it is. It's not the idea of the world, you know, we are muslims are a group and everyone else is no, the prophets, like Selim, everything was given to him was sent to everyone, it is our job to make sure that if there is higher than Baraka in it, that it arrives at the footsteps of the doorsteps of every human being, and that they get a chance to, if not listen to it, at least experienced it or participate in it. And that is an important concept within the Quran, that nothing here that nothing that the Prophet of Islam gave us is something that we withhold from others, or

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that we see that we have more ownership upon it than other people do know, the only ownership you have over what he says to them is how deeply you follow it. And its benefit comes to you and only you at the end.

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The final thing that we recited last time, and these are all different ways of looking at

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the concept of submission from a societal perspective,

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was another point that happened societies a lot, which is leadership and followers. And we got to listen to a dialogue that was going to happen your mill PM, and it's going to happen, you'll know when those who were deemed weak in their in their, in their lives are still faithful, meaning they were either very poor, didn't have much status, probably very ignorant. So by nature, human beings aren't just born weak, they are made weak by societies that don't give them their due diligence and don't treat them properly. So they were made weak. And then they accepted that upon themselves, which made them even more still. And then there's those who were stuck about all those. Yeah, so it

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works. It just doesn't work.

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Just in the wrong place.

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So usually, there's like a thing they pull out downstairs in the wall, and they put it into a different wall and it's supposed to work

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stuck about meanings, those who are given those who were their status was blown out of proportion, those were given more than what they deserved to stick the bottle. So they were it's not that they were big that they were great. No, they were made great by others. And they were put in a position that was beyond who they were supposed to be. And of course there are many examples you see that everyday on on the television. So when you are normal piano you have two examples of people who are standing in front of beside each other they're talking they've just realized that they live their lives, not the way Allah subhanaw taala had commanded and not the way Allah subhanaw taala had

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wanted for them to live it and as they stand by each other they start talking to one another because they've been held they can't move forward to gender like everyone else. I didn't help at all either volley Munna Munna ended up being yelled yoga Lomita. Colin is not speaking, speaking back and forth to one another. So the group, the Greek group, the whole Athena Stawberry, for the ones that were made weak, Latina stackable, they tell them Lola Antonio, meaning wasn't for you, we would have been believers. It's your fault. You know, we were followers, you were the leaders of the land, what you said we did, what you taught us we learned, and you're the reason that we didn't we didn't accept

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the deen. You're the reasons that the reason that we lived the way we lived and we acted the way we acted, and we thought that we thought it's your fault.

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So of course, the other group is not going to sit there and take it. They have an answer called Adina stick bottle, Nila Dina Stone, who they say back to them no solder dinner companion who the bad either? Are we the ones who physically stopped you from accepting guidance when it came to you? They become physically so you're not allowed to listen to this. You're allowed to think about this. Now look, so so there is an understanding for the first group saying that it wasn't for you to be a Muslim, not because you physically stopped me. But because you kept on telling me it was wrong. And it was a lie and that they're all this and that all that you kept on filling my head with all this

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stuff. And I That's why I didn't accept Islam. So the other group says no, no, we said what we thought about the end of the day, we didn't stop you physically. We didn't hold you back. You could have done whatever you wanted. But if Clinton would you remain you're the ones who chose to live the life that you lived. You're the ones who chose to be on the wrong side. So they come back of course, that's not the end of it. They come back at this end, macro lady on the hub is that Morona and Netfabb. Allah he went to jail in 100 years of course physically you didn't restrain us. But Mokulele whenever you are plotting for this date, night and day, you plot it and you plan and you

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lie and you manipulated the opinion humiliate you emulated the media to the point where we

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He could not accept it commanding us everyday not to believe in Allah subhanaw taala and associate others with him not to accept the deen. And that's why we did it.

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And they get the last word. Maybe no one else gets to say anything after that. They say it. And that's the end of it.

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But at that point, punishment has been

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has been made clear to me it was visible to all.

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And they knew that this argument wasn't going anywhere. And no one was listening. You know, lots of Honda was not interested in this argument. And the judgment of what they did was not gonna change because of it. So when they saw the punishment, all that happened was that they kept secret in their minds and their hearts. The extreme level of regret that they had when they saw they saw either punishment, or someone that

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knows they're talking and arguing, it punishment is brought up. And when they see it, they stopped talking and they keep it secret, how remorseful they were, at that moment, or they're going to be at that moment when the CEO

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CFO in front of them would

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condemn the unica photo. Have you designed that in America and, and the change in the necks of all those who disbelieved, they will not be punished with anything that they did not do. That's the end of that. That snapshot of your piano is a very every store in the Quran, almost every sort of besides a really, really small ones, like they're really small ones. And just, every single coin has one, at least one snapshot of your milky Mo, there's something in all the Quran, you can

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take this as a challenge, go find one that doesn't have it, everyone has it, everybody sort of has it in it more than once. Sometimes, if they're long ones, you have more than one snapshot of humans. And they're long and short, depending now, because there's no sort of in the Quran that tells the story of the day of judgment from the beginning to the end, there's no sewer that does that. It's just little snapshots here. And there is each snapshot that you find is directly related to the theme of the SUTA. That is that is being taught. So this one here is directly related to the submission of societies, societies in order for society to submit to Allah subhanaw taala. And the

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form of submission that societies show with sugar is the act of gratitude and

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thankfulness, showing by using the blessings that you have for the benefit of yourself in the benefit of others and not withholding how you'd if you can and not wasting what you are given by Allah subhanaw That is how you submit this how societies submit the problem with societies, or the biggest challenge for the submission of societies is corrupt leadership is corrupt leadership and submissiveness of the general population. You see, we submit to Allah subhanaw taala. But we don't submit to anyone else. Here's the point I've been trying to make. For years now.

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You submit to Him Subhana wa Tada. So when you know something that you're listening to, is what He wants you to what he says, you accept it, and you put no conditions on that acceptance. But anything else and anyone else that anything you listen to cannot have this similar

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cannot be treated in a similar way, no matter who says it. It doesn't matter who says it. Anyone at all.

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You have to raise your kids like that. It's a headache when you do because now you're gonna be questioned, your authority is questioned really? It is. It's a headache, because now your question is your authority. But this is how Muslims have raised their kids is how Muslim youth became independent, early on in Islamic history and the cielo when you look at the scene of the prophets, I send them you see 15 year olds and 16 year old and 17 year olds and 20 and 21 year olds, MIT changing how the course of of events and huge moments in his life civilized, and he's depending upon people very, very young in age within their 20s. Well, you wonder, Well, how could they? How could

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he do that? How could he be? So how could he give so much trust to a 22 year old? How can we send them to represent himself in Medina, right for two years, and then the guy is only 21? You know, I know 21 year olds, how many of them? Are you ready to hug Allah? How many? Are you ready to actually give that level of trust to represent you yourself? And everything, everything he says is going to be they come back to you. And you have to have that level of trust in him? Or you start to ascend? Because that's how they would do you submit only to Allah, everyone else is up for discussion. Everyone else's authority is just based on how much they follow the truth or how much they don't you

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follow the truth? Repeat with us and that you can see the theme everywhere? Isn't that what they told us?

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It is what he said to him when he accepted in coconut oil, filter your own you and Ziltoid how are we moon if I say the truth and follow me and if I don't, then you need to take you need to take it into your own hands and you need to stop me if I'm making mistakes. They all accepted this. And they didn't just say it we all say it. We don't really do it. They actually did it. That's how they lived. So you're taught in Islam to only submit to the will of Allah subhanaw taala everyone else, you know, at the end of the day, just

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the Imam was standing speaking there's another dude. It's like you really not that different, maybe knows a bit more maybe it's knowledge. Knowledge is subjective, and knowledge. Knowledge is not a

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thing

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Have a criterion or is not a part of the criteria to actually make it higher intergender. Unfortunately, knowledge doesn't do it being given more knowledge can actually send you deeper into agenda.

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It's just a tool. If you use it properly, you know, it's a booster up, whereas if you don't use it properly, you will sink really low. So it's just a tool is really nothing. It's not something that you're offered that makes it better, or makes it higher, it makes you more, that's all it is. So it's a responsibility really, when you're given knowledge is responsibility to teach, to speak. And it's your responsibility when you're listening, to think, to question and to wonder, because when you decide to make a decision, when you decide to accept what I just told you, you carry it alone.

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You take care of it. You can't come and tell me. Hello, hold on. You told me I'm like, that's your problem. I told you you have to listen like you could have told me no, you're wrong kept on going. You guys hung with my trusty your valid your fault. I didn't. Yeah, there you go. There's your mistake. UTRA, you blindly dressing me that wasn't usually done that. Because everything is that idea, you'll know Kiama you're going to be held accountable for what you do alone. And you can't blame anyone else you can't blame who told you? Now this brings forward what I'm saying right now brings forward a very difficult way of life. It really does. If you actually think about it's

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actually very hard. I don't know that everyone here listening to me is actually willing to participate in such a society or be a part of that. And many people don't want that. Actually, I know for a fact that what I'm seeing right now would bother a lot of a lot of people within Islamic Islamic would bother them even she will be bothered by this. Because this is not what they're looking for. They want the people to listen and to follow. And I do too. But I need them to be to take responsibility for what they say what they do they have to, they have to play it through their heads. And they need to question me, the moment you stop questioning, what I say is the moment that

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I stopped really caring what I say, doesn't matter anymore, because no one no one's questioning it. So whatever I'm gonna say can be accepted. So I don't need to really put that much effort. I don't mean, I don't need to make sure that everything I'm saying is 100%. Right, I don't need to look at all the angles anymore. Because no one's really saying anything. So at the end of the day, and you feel like I can say anything and anyone's gonna

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keep on going. And that is harmful for those who are listening and harm for the for the for the person was speaking. So it's actually a very good regulatory system that exists, that I speak what I believe to be what Allah subhanaw taala was using yanked using the best of my judgment, the best of the of the tools that I have, the knowledge tools that I possess, using my conscious as my guide to say what I believe Allah subhanaw taala is teaching, and it's your job to take all that information, process it and make your decision in terms of what you're going to do. And if we all did that, yes, there would be more discussion. Yes, there'll be more back and forth within a relationship. But at

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the end, it would come to maturity, it all mature, it's a hard way to do it. But it's the healthy way to do it. Not everybody can be able to do that. Sure. So what what is what is it that I'm I'm subjecting what risk Am I subjecting myself to when I say that, I'm subjecting myself to a lot of those who are very ignorant or don't know much, or we're gonna start, you know, arguing and fighting and yelling and doing, but I'm also man, that's a risk, or that's the consequence of that's a price that you need to pay as you move society forward. But on the other hand, you're teaching everyone to be to be critical thinkers, you're teaching people to, to have the ability to critically think and

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question everything. And you're building a society that is much more intelligent, and much more responsible and mature regarding their choices. So yes, it brings a headache for those who speak. But it's the only way to bring forward a society that is capable of being responsible and accepting responsibility of who they are and what they do. If it's all on me, then you don't really own it. It's not your ownership. It fellow sees the one who says whatever he says we do. And the dean is kind of in a sense, my project not yours, you're out, you're onboard, it matures into more of a company type of thing, I guess, is my company, your employee here, right, as an employee, you don't

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care that much. Right? Actually, you enjoy if there's a fire and you get a day off.

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If somehow the system's you know, crashed that day, awesome. I don't have to come in tomorrow. Perfect. But now, but the truth is that the company that you're working is losing assets, it's losing value, and it's not doing very well, because you don't feel ownership. Now, obviously, you know, the the exactly the parallel of a business and Dean aren't perfect, but I'm trying to just get something I just want to put it make a point. But also,

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the concept of the theme of accountability is exactly what differentiates Islam from exactly the 100% 100%. If you remember, in the AMA we recited four or five songs in a row, from Surah to queer. Write down the student's little blues, the whole theme, or just the fact that your choice, you have choices. These choices are sacred. These choices are God given these choices, you're accountable for them. There's recordings of these choices.

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There's there is a punishment and there's reward for these choices and if you're passive passivity is a choice in itself. So the concept of you choosing and understanding that you will carry the consequences of your choices, and you will do that alone, you will stand there with no one there to to defend you, and no one there for you to blame, you will carry the choices that you that you make an understanding that is important and how you raise children to become that and how you make sure that society functions like that is that you need to feel ownership, that this deen is yours as much as it is anyone else's. The man on the member does not have more ownership on Islam than you do. Nor

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is he more responsible for Islam than you are. And if you feel if you don't feel that, then there's there's your starting point, there's a point for you to begin changing the way you think if you come to them Joma, for example, and as you sit there, you look at the moment, the member and the people are sitting beside you and feel that they're more responsible for the Muslim community than you are if you feel that they're more responsible, that it's more of their thing than it is yours. And that's your starting point. That's where you need to come to start, you have a problem with the way you think about things. That is not true. There is no that is actually very, very, very wrong.

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That's a mistaken way of looking at things. But the reason it exists there is because we've been brewing this way of thought where we just don't question things that we don't have a voice that we don't speak, and we don't know even know how to do it, because you haven't done it for so long. That's why we get we're scared of it. Because we think it's gonna turn into a fight. We're gonna start, you know, yelling at each other because we don't know how to do it. When we don't know how to do something, you do it wrong for the first maybe 5060 times, and it's not easy to get it done. But once you learn how to debate properly, you know, you know how to discuss things properly, you know,

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when to intervene and went to think a bit more when it becomes a bit more the profit side to not have these problems. It was looking to CDs now, of course he did. What was he? What did he have to say at the end?

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So no, no questions were allowed, at the end of his last four or five years of his birth. So listen them, you weren't allowed to come and ask random questions. You can just enter ask a random question. You needed to listen to what's being said. And you can you can you could add talk about the topic itself, because I thought it was time because everyone was so open of questioning everything, talking about everything that is awesome. could not get through any topic at all. You couldn't do it anymore. You said, Okay, we're going to talk about this before someone has a question. That's completely irrelevant. Right? And then other parts of the question, then no one

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learns anything. So they were told no questions. So people just don't listen. And then if they had something to talk about regarding the issue that was being discussed today, they can go ahead, and they can do that. But they couldn't just ask a random question, because it became ridiculous. At a certain point, he couldn't get through anything. I suppose that he doesn't want to go into debt to come to SoCal matusadona. He took that off, Allahu Allah, Allah for him. And so that's what the Sahaba loved whenever an Arabi, Bedouin man came around, because bedrooms, didn't know anything. He just came in, they had no idea whether you know, they weren't aware of this ruling, it would come

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in, they'll be yelling, yeah, I'm worried about this. We will love it come around, because he doesn't know they're not gonna tell them. We're not gonna tell him Oh, hey, you don't want to ask a question? Because he doesn't know we can benefit. He'll ask a question. Maybe we learn something new. And then it would be he would ask the professor, they send him the profile, he would answer questions. So the actual fact that he had there had to be a ruling to say, Stop asking random questions. What it means is that this is how the community function. Everyone was asking questions all the time, and the grind that the amount of randomness in these questions was, was was very, very

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high. No one felt that there was anything they couldn't ask or there was anything they couldn't talk about anything that he couldn't bring up and, and discuss. And that means a lot. And we talked about something similar to that. And so when we recited the I got all the old each I had a story before it. And the stories were mostly based on questions, he will just come in and say something to the prophets. I said them, for example, this is okay. This year, we're gonna break that up again, in the, in the Muslim minimum. So there was three ladies who came in question whether the Quran was talking to them at all, whether they mattered at all? No, that's great. You think about that, you

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know, they wouldn't say that the prophets I said the mistakes but they did. They felt no wrong. No wrongdoing by doing it by saying it. They didn't feel that they're making mistake coming in questioning whether Allah Subhanallah cared about women are not to the prophets, I send him his face, and he had no problem answering it. And no problem addressing this because there was really nothing that was taboo. There's nothing that you couldn't talk about at that time. Regardless, regardless of what it may be.

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Again, is that not tiring? It's very tiring. It's very tiring. I'll give you one more piece of example, one more example before we start with the new chapter. Because if you don't do that, this what you get is what I'm trying to say. If you don't do that, you get this example here. I've just read last time, your milk lb standing. Are we having this conversation? You're the one that told me no, no, it wasn't me. You could have done it. Like no, but you're the one who applauded Yeah, I know. But you still could have done it this argument between two people who want fallen weather listen, because both the harm but both are harmed. Both the leader and the follower when when the

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lack of critical thinking exists within the in the equation, meaning I understand I'm saying like the leader when they speak and the followers don't question was being said, yes, the followers ended up going down the wrong road, but the leader does too because no one questioned what he had to say. So So yeah, so so as it becomes becomes a double edged sword both both harm is

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Your responsibility to think about things, if it doesn't make sense to you for you to come back and ask is your responsibility to do so? Now? I think it's important that we take that responsibility very, very seriously. I do this when I deal with, with younger ages, I'm always asked, why does it work? Why do I work with younger ages a bit better? Very simply, there's nothing that they can talk about. There's nothing that I will not offer a very logical answer for, there's nothing where you just do it because I said, so. Because that's an important part for a young person's life, that nothing that I'm telling them is in stone, nothing, I'm telling them, they need to do just because I

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said it, no, everything is open for discussion. So they can talk about everything they want, I just have a better argument than them. And I when that's all, they'll do what I said, because I just have a better argument, my logic is much more is better and better logic didn't have as good logic, if you if you can beat me with your logic, because you can do what you want. But I beat them with my logic, and then I win, and then they'll do it, and they'll put the design, they'll do it. And they're okay with it. Because they lost logically, that's the language that the human mind, the pure human mind understands the pure human mind will always respect logic, if you can beat them with

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logic than to listen. But we keep on mistreating that to the point where the human mind becomes it doesn't, you know, we take that away. And we teach them no, it's strength, that dictates what's going to happen not logic.

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To be a follower.

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We have examples of it are countless, you'll find it everywhere really even Islamic law, you'll find people who've done that a lot. Take will only follow the words of those before them will never question anything they hear. And, and the Christian Strophes and the disasters that have happened because of that, you know, are actually

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many of them. What I want to say is,

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it's important that even when you're dealing with your with youth in your life, that you remind them that they need that what what rules is logic is rationale. That's what rules not not smart power. Because if you make them do what you want them to do, just because you're stronger than them, then you're telling them this is how the world works. It works because I'm older than you I'm stronger than you I have more money than you. You live in my house, I buy you your food, you know, whatever, all that stuff, you it's right, what you're saying is right, but but you're teaching them that that's that's the language that works in the world. That is not logic or rational power. And that's

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not what Allah Subhan I think this is a fundamental difference between what the world how the world functions today and how we treat each other today, and what the Quran actually teaches us. You know, it's we're in now Oh, yeah. Kamala, who, then that's what it is for you, as you might have been happy to move to Albania. It is it is you do your thing I do. Whatever is right will will prevail, righteousness and the truth will prevail. Whatever high is more extensive behind whatever has more logic is the one thing that is going to be that is going to come to fruition, and we're going to follow that. So it's not going to be based on just me, because I because I this is why I started

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this but I think so when you when you're having you're having a discussion with your kid, and you find that your logic sucks, then maybe stop pushing for whatever you're pushing for. I'll give you an example. That really simple one is my favorite example. Because I have to deal with this on a daily basis. And here's what I have. This is the number one request I get is can you talk to my kid about his haircuts? The number one requests I get is can you talk to my kid about his haircut? That's the number one thing. So apparently, the most important thing is, you know, haircuts for parents with kids. So I tell them, why don't you do it? Well, he doesn't listen to me. I'll tell you

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why. Because you don't have a good argument. Because your argument sucks. Because you come and tell him don't have a haircut. You don't know why he shouldn't have Erica, you tell them what doesn't look good. May tells you it looks great to me. My friends think I rock with this haircut. Right? And then he was well, well, that's not how you know, we look who are we? What do we mean by We? Are you you're old and fat. And I don't wanna look like you anyway. So that's a good thing. Actually. I'm like, I don't have to look like you. Awesome. Hamdulillah. I think I'm on the right track. So there's no argument. But why is it that you're bothered by it? You're bothered by it? Because they

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think you're bothered by you just don't know why yes, you don't know how to put it in words, if you didn't put it in words, by the way, they would listen more. And when I put it in words for the kids, they're much more open to it. I don't this is why we don't like to joke, because it haircut is a haircut that represents a certain way of life. Right? I don't know, if you are someone who's rebellious against that way of life and just want to put the hair to prove that you don't, you could look like this and still be a good Muslim. Or if deep inside you've already shifted away and this is just a symptom of you completely losing your faith and this is what it was. And that's what you say

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that makes sense to them. If you want to have the heck out fine habit, but show prove to me that you're you're still you're a better Muslim, and that this or else you're losing, you're losing the war, you're losing the fight. I mean, you've you've already sold out and everything is done. Now all that's left is the way that you look. And it's a bit easier to get that across but still didn't want to do it. The question is do you think you have a stronger argument? And you think your argument actually less

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Is this something that is worth the argument to begin with? Is it something worth the debate? Is a haircut, something that you really want to put your cards on? And is it I remember, I'll tell you this. I remember a parent came and told me

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about her kid's haircut. And I knew for a fact that he he was smoking pot almost daily. Like every single day he was, you know, he was smoking weed. And I'm looking at this brown like,

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I can't confidentiality, I can't tell them that this is happening. There's an issue here. Like, that's really what it's all you see? Is the haircut. That's it. What about the fact that this kid is addicted to marijuana? I'll let you figure it out. First, have you look into that? First, how about we stop looking at the superficial issues, and actually deep dive into it as deep. But the problem is, is that we've been, we've been living a certain way for so for so long, that we kind of lost track of what's important, what's not. And what's see superficially, it's nice when when you see a son doing whatever his father tells him immediately, immediately opening the door saying there, but

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the kid may hate his dad deep inside. And the moment this kid is alone, he's doing things that are haram, but you'd rather that than a kid who's questioning his father in front of you. But the mistake is a strong Muslim. Think about it, and you'll find that you would rather number one and number two, and that's a problem. That's a problem to me, for you just to want the appearance you want. A young man who was dressed in a certain way looks a certain way will act in a certain way in front of you. But then behind I don't care, then someone who may be a bit more problematic, may have a loud, loud voice, you may be questioning everything may be a bit difficult to deal with, but deep

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inside a heart of gold and loves Allah Subhan Allah wants you to be a better person, which one is more, which is better? One gives you an appearance, but garbage content, the other one is a bit different. So what do we want? Do we want the content and the difficulty along the way? Or do you want things to be smooth the garbage on the inside, which is what we have right now. We actually even have that right now. We can be put even how to smooth everything that's important that is not working on the on the surface knowing the content. But at least since that's the case, then we have nothing to lose. Let's at least move towards caring about what matters. So question what you hear

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and think about it. If it doesn't make sense to you revise it doesn't mean you have to ask me 5 million questions. No, Google shift. Google is also on my site as well. You can ask him and you'll be able to answer many of my questions. Look into things. If you hear something it's not make sense to you. It doesn't make sense. Read and listen and learn. And then if you still can't figure it out, then ask and figure until it makes sense. Because then you put me on it kept me on my toes and other people like me. So when we say things, we think about it before we say them and make sure that we're gonna say something that makes sense. And that this is what Allah subhanaw taala is commanding. I'm

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not just making it up because it suits me. Because it's good for me if this what I'm saying works for me, so I'm gonna say it No, that's not me. I'm saying it because what ALLAH SubhanA actually use teaching. And I have to accept upon myself what I like and what I don't like as well. Or else the dean will become however it'll become it'll become just personal interest and that's when everything comes crashing down. That was just my final comments on the verses you say last time because they are an example of a very sad moment on the Day of Judgment that we can you know, make sure that we're not a part of we can make sure that we dodge that on to the judgment by by carrying a bit more

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about what we hear what we're a part of, and questioning a bit more so now there's a new chapter we start or read the first few verses together and you'll see the theme will be quite clear after we start so start from number 30 for us with

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Send your Nadine as a messenger or a Warner, someone who will bring forward a message of warning. And of course, this is one of the names that was used for profits. And she was here specifically as an Aveda. Because that's the first thing that they do. And before they give you the good news of

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Allah subhanaw taala is reward to come, they will warn you of a punishment that exists as well. Because you're more, you're better off knowing about that than knowing about the other one. Meaning if there are two things awaiting you a punishment or reward, you need to know about the punishment more important than that, because it's a job to dodge that is more important to you is higher on your list of priorities and getting getting the reward if you lose their award, and make didn't get punished. You're all right. But if you ended up getting punished, you're not gonna be happy about if I if I failed to tell you that there may be consequences, negative consequences of something that

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you do, then you won't be happy with me if I forget to tell you about positive consequences for something that you do. You may be upset. But you know, at the end of the day, you're neutral and neutrality is better than the negativity. So in the Venus is the name of prophets of a messenger that is using the Quran quite commonly. And that's why it's used in that way. But she does not used on its own. It's only used when it's when it's with Nithya. So but Shirin mushy along, when are they gonna come together, but it's never comes alone. Except

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for Amanda Al Bashir rule of law, who Allah Ji and in that case, it wasn't a prophet, it was it was someone who actually brought good news to Jacob, father of Joseph. But here, when the Vir is a is a name that is used for all Prophets all the time, because they weren't, they weren't you, if you live this way, then the consequences of that life and dunya in this life and in the hereafter are not going to be positive. And that's what they do. Well, now all of a sudden, now if you've got to get in at the end, we've never sent in a view to Acharya to a group of people to population.

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Column muttrah, who accept that the wealthy of them are the ones who were who have more than what they need a tough mantra who heard the word mantra for count, the root word is tough, tough is when you have a bit more than what you need. You have more than what you actually want, what your necessities are. So mantra for the wealthy, the ones who are well off, they don't, what they need, what they have, and they have more than that as well, except those who are wealthy, will have no reason to wonder about life at all. Because everything's going so well. And I think he just go ahead and enjoy all the

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all the wealth and all the pleasure. And it's, it's easy when you have money, never just stop and think really, when you look at him. Imagine for a moment, if you're very wealthy, you don't money's not an issue at all. You own a huge home and you have all the cars in the world, you have all the friends, everyone wants, and you're living in the height part of town, that you can just easily cruise from one day to the other, just enjoying life, never ever needing to think about anything. There's no reason for you to stop and actually question the Why are you alive? And what brought you here? And is there a purpose? Is there meaning for this? And it's going anywhere? And should I be

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doing something different? And really there is no but when you have a different one, you know, it's when difficulty occurs for a moment that you start thinking differently. If you got feet if you if for some, for some reason, you're putting it put in a position to fear death, you get really sick or something, or you have a near death experience, like you had a car accident or you eat one of those red peppers and you choke or something like something, something that makes you fear for your life for a moment, then you stop and think about things. And when you think about things that suddenly when you start wondering, but if there's a lot of money that you can easily just turn that question

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off again, it just continue. So the what ALLAH SubhanA saying is every time we send the prophet or a messenger to a group of people, what happens is the well the wealthier group

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in that email will soon be heka fuel. Indeed, we are regarding what you have been sent with. We are disbelievers mean, we don't believe anything that you're sent with what you were sent with this something we don't accept. And this has been the norm every time. So this chapter is going to look at why it is that societies can't submit what caused it where the corruption exists, what actually ruins it. So if you're looking at so we're looking at it, we've been looking at societies from different perspectives. So far, we've looked at two different examples, that we looked at what the dialogue needs to be there, we looked at what we're supposed to do within in terms of questioning

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and understanding that we're all responsible. And now here, the information we're being given is why is it that societies struggle with believing in Allah subhanaw Why did the prophets I said when he came to Mecca they didn't accept even though you would think they would. They're all the descendants of Ibrahim Ali Salman has made all of them. All of them go back to they know their their genealogy very well. They know that they heal from Ibrahim and his main Elysium. So why would they accept one of their own? Who was telling them? This is what Ibrahim is, I'm your great grandfather brought forward? Why would they accept it doesn't make any sense for them to refuse it to begin with. Right

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you and you look at it, there's really no and then when you study you see in a bit, a bit of depth, you find that the only reason that they didn't do it was financial. It was just money. There was so much tied up with these Ozlem, these are SNAM served for Quraysh. To be able to maintain their wealth, the idols were waiting for place to maintain their authority. Meaning look, we have the Kaaba. So if you want to have your idol on the Kaaba, then you need

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to listen and do what you're told, and you need to be very careful about our wealth and our money in our genre, our, you know, merchandise as it moves forward and moves back and forth from Yemen to Damascus. He's not to be touched, you guys can kill each other, we don't care you whatever you want to do amongst yourselves, you can fix it, but no one touches our stuff. Or else your you know, we behead your idol. And we and all of our Arabia know that your idol was thrown on the floor and destroyed, so everyone's scared. So this maintains their authority. Now, no one really believes that rocks do anything. No one does. I don't believe anyone has ever done that really made maybe a few

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people, maybe maybe one or two and 1000 years ago thought that a rock could do something. But the majority of human beings feel clear cut but yeah, rock. It's a rock, like whatever you we were scared from, from something else. There's some superstition that could be attached to this rock superstition that was given to us by someone else who wants it to respect the rock, because that will offer him authority or her authority. So so no matter how you look at it, someone is benefiting from you wanting that, from you believe believing in that. So when you look, I believe there's always something financial attached to it. So for Croatia was really that look, if you say that, you

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know, in the law, and the consequences of that is that we're going to take all these idols down and you know, send them back or destroy them. And we're gonna believe in Allah, and then we have no authority over Arabia anymore, then we know our money, our money interests, our financial interests are at stake and are compromised.

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And that wasn't something they were willing to, to participate in. So regardless of how clear what he said, his thoughts on him was and how compelling his argument was, how much they knew deep inside of this is this is it, they just couldn't imagine doing. And of course, there's other reasons as well. But I'll give you a good when you look into see this is what you find this is this is the basic problem is why would I have refused? And would have picked problems and you'll be able to have why wouldn't you accept Islam? He's the Prophet slice Adams uncle. So there's no trivial problem, no tribal issue where you know, he's from a different tribe. And from this tribe, no, no, I'm his

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uncle. I actually raised him. So he can easily take credit for what he's doing something I sent him in his life. Right. And he knows he's honest. You know, he's lived with him all his life, actually, both his sons are engaged to both the prophets I said, and the daughters at the time. It's an easy thing. There's really no reason for them not to accept it with just the money. Now 901 macrosiphum, but it is money helped him there was money, his his tiara, he had spent all his life building this empire of a business. And he's like, I'm not No, no, don't touch my money. That type of guy. Whatever you want, just don't Don't come near my money, man. You touch my money, you're dead. You're

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done. You're out of my life. And so he did basically the profits and he exact not only the exact the profits, but his whole bunny Hashem all his family. He's the only one somebody Hashem was stood against his, his tribe, because it was about the wealth that was both made maintaining it. So this I hear, thing every time a really good idea is brought forward. I want you to take this on, like extrapolate this for a moment to the modern, every time a really good idea is brought forward. Is the wealthy who will say no. Because it makes sense. I think if I was wealthy, I would probably say the same thing. Because whatever the system is, whatever the system is, I don't understand what

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works. But apparently, it's working in my in my favor, because I'm wealthy, I make a lot of money on it. So why would you fix something that's not broken? This is working perfectly for me. Why do you want to change it? Because it's not working for you? Well, if that's how it is, then every man for himself, you want to change all this, you want to you want to turn this all around and turn this over? Well now turn the tables, well, this is working for me. I may not even understand why it's working for me or how but I just know that if it's working for me, why would I change it? Why would I want to touch it. And that's why every time the profits are sent to or that people are good ideas

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are presented in communities is the wealthy will fight them down. I believe we're at a point in history where the wealthy are so wealthy and so powerful. It's impossible to actually get any good ideas forward anymore. I hope I'm wrong. I really do. But I'm, but I'm probably not. Right, that point where I don't think that you can actually ever change anything anymore. I believe that every time a president comes in with a good idea, president of any country in the world, the first day in office, he finds out who actually runs the place immediately, and he finds out that he cannot touch it, and that he cannot change anything. That's why you find all these people who run for office,

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when they're in office there, their focus becomes on such stupid issues. just dumb stuff like an abortion for example.

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Forgive me if this is a issue that you care about a lot, for whatever reason, but you know, this is becomes the issue that they have to talk about. Or you know, maybe if some guy groped some lady, and now this has to become the thing that they talked about only. That's it. Not to say it's not an important issue, obviously. But this becomes the only thing that we'd watch on the news. You go through your feed, that's all it is. What did this guy say? Well, you understand what's happening on the on the other side. You're just I was being cooked on the other side of things behind the curtains.

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Understand the deals that are being made, and the and the money that's being lost and the wealth is being stolen and the resources that are being depleted in it. Why? Because it's just we'll focus on stuff that become less and less and less relevant to the massive numbers of human beings, to the fact that it just doesn't serve the wealthy to talk about the really the stuff that really really do matter. Every president every every person who ran for office in history spoke at the beginning of their, their terms of taxing the wealthy, right? They never do it. They never do not, not once, they never thought, why, because you texted me, then you're gonna you're gonna be out of office very

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soon, the moment you do, you're thrown out. So you don't have to end up finding a different way of doing it. If I need to find some other way to make money, but it's not going to increase taxes on the wealthy, it's not going to make sure those who own more money, make more money, continue to make more money, and those who don't have money, carry more risk and make less and less every single year, no matter what that means. Even that means printing out huge amounts of currency that have nothing behind it to do to actually back it up. So when you look at the way the world's run today, I don't know, again, both points that I brought up are important. And whether abortion or the fact

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that is a sexual assault happening everywhere in the world, both are important issues. But the way the world is run, you have to be you have to question a bit of what's going on, you have to question a bit of what's happening, you have to be suspicious a bit of what's being put every single day. And how many issues on the other side, how many people die daily of starvation and continents around the world. How many people are being imprisoned and judged unjustly, every single day all over the globe, then the amount of atrocities that are happening on a momentarily basis every moment. But these aren't important issues. Why? Because the poor caring for the poor doesn't pay. Because you

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don't make money off caring for the poor. Because they don't matter. Because they don't have anything.

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That doesn't matter, they have money. So when you when you care for them, you don't get anything out of it. So we don't, and their issues become completely irrelevant. And maybe every once in a while, if you're

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scrolling through your feed, or you're watching, maybe they show you some starving kids or you just go quickly because you don't want to ruin your evening. Or because you're waiting for dinner and you're not gonna be able to eat after you watch this or it ends with that and ends with and this place was bombed and people were killed. And these issues are completely irrelevant. But yes, other things are on on the news every moment of every day. Subhan Allah.

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So yeah, every time an idea is brought forward, the wealthy will say in that you know, certain pika. If you don't, you don't understand what this means. What it means is, regardless of what the guy is saying, or why he's seeing it, their status or their or their statement is whatever it is you brought in that email or social media, whatever it is that you brought, we don't believe it. Why don't you want to hear it first? No, no, it doesn't matter. You have no idea. Yeah, we don't want it. Or you have something good. We don't believe it is yours. Isn't that exactly what they would if you want more detail? Go to sweet food, you'll find that he is what he told solid.

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Data Munna and the fiery hand motor cinema, Robbie.

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So the wealthy are saying, Hey, did you hear that sada has it saying he's a prophet? So the poor people of his it who are listening to say, Yeah, we did.

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Me know, when we believed in what he was brought, for the moment, they believed what the Bible in bility are meant to be. Okay, whatever it is that you believed in, we don't believe in it. They didn't, then they're not even interested in hearing the arguments needed the actual concept.

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The content of the of the message itself is not relevant. They don't care about that. The fact that he's going to challenge the status quo.

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The fact that this is going to change things in any way is not they're not interested anymore. So here is what he is saying. The moment we send a messenger, the moment the wealthy hear about him, whatever it is you're sent was, we don't believe in that, you know, so don't be careful. And what did they say after that, we'll call it you know, how to act on Word and what

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they've been, and there's a logic we're going to use, they're gonna say we have more money, and we have more children mean, and whenever you see these two things in the Quran, so whenever money I'm worried means it's talking about financial status. And nobody's talking about social status. So these are the way that the Quran categorizes these things. Because as a person, you need both. In order to function happily in the community, you need to have financial status, if you need to have enough money to take care of yourself, sustain a lifestyle that is acceptable, and you need to have social status. So social status the symbol for that in the Quran is having children is having you

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know, people because that gives you strength. Back in the day, this is how it worked for many, many, many, many millennials, it's having children so gonna have no social status. People don't respect you have a lot of money but people are kicking you around and pushing around. No one cares about you as a person that you're not happy that you have both. So what

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we have nor financial and more social status than you.

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And that must mean that whatever Lord exists must love us more than you. Why am I not looking like the beginning we will never be punished because you know, if you didn't love us, he wouldn't give us all this stuff. He's

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The argument that they have that we're obviously doing the doing things right, and you're obviously doing things wrong, or else you wouldn't be having more money and have more status than you are, you're saying the argument that this argument has been used a lot, whether it's be whether the usage of it was,

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theoretically, theoretically, they actually say it, it's a statement they make, or it's just a mentality that exists that maybe is stated in a different way, maybe not stated like that, specifically, but that's what they think. And that's what they feel well, we are the strongest country in the world.

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We do have the must mean something. Right? Not gonna say it out loud. But you know, must mean something, you have more money than everyone. Yeah, well, it was I mean, I mean, you're doing it right, and everyone's doing it wrong. That's what you mean, that you have more rights that your your vote weighs more than your opinion weighs more than is supposed to mean.

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It's the same words, it's just in a different time we were reading these ayat is talking about the mentality of those who are like that, and it's exists today, same form, just maybe different. specific words are being used, just different words, but it may be based on the context of the time that we're living in. So what is the answer to that? Well, it is a problem in societies is a big problem in societies, societies can't get function, if the systems within them don't support the poor, to become middle class, or to or to gain wealth.

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If the system is rigged, or set up in a way, where we protect the wealth of the wealthy, and we put poor people at risk all the time, then this system is going to lead long term to destruction of the society, or enslavement of the poor. And here's how it's work. If you study history, this is how it happens every time through history, how slavery came forward, was very simple, we think it's gonna, it's complicated, we're not, you just have those who are wealthy and those who are not. Now the ones who are wealthy want to make sure they stay wealthy and actually make more money. So they put a system a financial system forward, that will ensure that to continue, now, they get wealthier, and

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the poor group gets poorer, they get poor, the more poor than than they were before. And with, with poverty comes ignorance, and ignorance comes lack of social status, more kids, smaller homes, less ability to to learn or to grow. And then these people don't function anymore. And then it's easy to do whatever you want with them. And that's how slavery began. slavery didn't start in one continent, it's all over the historically it's everywhere from from Japan to to this part of the world. It's always been there because these systems have existed in that form. And that's why it was haram, by the way. Yes.

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Right, you

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coming across this point?

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Was our system more like a social social structure? More like capitalism?

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So is it Yeah, it wasn't? It's?

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No, no.

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So the financial system during the feed alpha, or at least during the Khilafah, Rashida, the first maybe 30 years was still in development, meaning the was had not come to full maturity yet. What is Islamic? If you're, if your question is, what is Islamic Finance law look like? What it looks like? Well, that's really, it's defined by four or five basic points. So there's really no detailed system of how to run the globe in the 21st century home Islamic financial perspective, but there are five, four or five laws that need to be maintained. These are, if you can maintain them, then whatever you run, whatever financial system you run is a slime. And if you can't maintain them, then it's not as

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simple as that, because it's not as good. From a from a from a theoretical perspective is simple like that. But then from a practical perspective is more complex, it becomes harder for us to get that done. But as long as you have these four or five concepts clear, when we'll talk about them in shallow, there'll be a point to during the coming soon as that I'll address that and show in a bit more detail. But the idea that I want to bring is that a system that does not support that is a system that is for example, that's one of the laws in the system is put in a way where the wealthy carry no risk, and the poor that carry all the financial risks in the world. That is a system that

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is rigged to keep the wealthy wealthier, and the poor will just increase in their in their levels of poverty.

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So for in order for society to function has to be the opposite.

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And that's why these I'd come into Sora, you're going to see to two verses that are very similar, repeated twice here, each one with a different talking to a different group in a different way. So regarding those who are wealthy, who are saying, Well, the reason that, you know, we don't need to listen to you is because we've proven we're already better than you by the fact that we have more money than you and we have more social status. So we don't have to listen to what you have. And we're not because we have something better so the answer to them from Allah Subhana Allah say in not be indeed our Lord yo Soto rishta. He will ask

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His provision Yep. So means gives a lot of something. And must, is something being spread. So he being spread upon you His provision, where could you, you absolutely screaming Yeah, shatter the one who he wants me he will give extra provision to whoever he wants, and when opposite and he will withhold make it less than amount is to make something less than a moat or, or to tighten, tighten something. So it's not as it's not as spread out. And this is a figure of speech. So provision is either spread out, or it's really tight. And that's what we these are the words that we use in our daily in our daily dialogue regarding money. So he will spread out the provision, we're making very

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tight to whoever he wants, well, I can act on nursing. But most people don't know this specific point. Most people don't understand that how much money that you have, and what how much provision that you're given has nothing to do with the quality with your quality of a human being, what type of human being you are doesn't matter. That's not the criteria for it. Then what is the criteria? Allah subhanaw? Taala says, Will You mean your shirt? It's a choice that he makes a painter who is not necessarily connected to anything. So for them to say, Oh, well, we don't have to listen to your new idea. And the reason is, because we have more money, we've already proven that we've won and you

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will lose. And we have more and you have less and we know more you don't you? Don't you just listen to us? Well, the answer from Allah subhanaw taala is we were given more, because Allah chose to give you more, you're going to have changed, change this around and given given others more. So that's not the criteria. And that's not a reason for you to refuse what you're listening to what was what is being offered to you. But most people don't know this, well, I can knock that.

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within society. That goes both ways. Meaning how the wealthy should understand it, and then how the poor to understand it, and then how everyone's supposed to go by it. So it's actually a really nice, it's a, we may not finish them today. But I advise you to go and read the rest of them until 39. Today, take a look at them, you'll find that they're actually staining the printing system for you, that really does work. That's what you look at number 36 and 39. They start in the almost exact identical way, with very small differences that will explain to you why those differences exist once we come to come to in a minute. So the first part of this chapter, established that every time a new

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idea or a messenger is sent to a group of people, so always the wealthy will refuse and they refuse off the bat without even knowing the content of it in their email system. Be careful, whatever it is you brought, we don't accept it, period. Why? Because we have more money than you we have more status than you. We have all we are obviously know what we're doing. And if there's a lord, you must love us more. And things are working out for us. So you don't get to tell us what to do you listen to us. So the answer from Allah subhanaw taala is no when it comes to provision this has offered to people based on his will, he gives more, he gives less as his choice, no one else's. And it has

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nothing to do with how good you are or how God you are. But not many people know this, well, I can not fill in nursing. So be amongst the few who do

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as a Muslim be amongst a few who do. Who do understand that how much money you have has nothing to do with how much he loves you subhanaw taala or dislikes, you have nothing to do with it.

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Do you? Have you ever measured your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala his relationship with you based on wealth before, if you go back into your history, you'll find out you probably did at least once or twice in your life. If you just go back and take a good look at the way you you thought you'll find that it happened at least a few times, you found out that the moment you were given something you wanted, you took that as a sign that Allah subhanaw taala is happy with you. And that was a mistake. Or you tried to get a job or trying to make money or trying to get into a deal gone to visit your workout. took that as a sign that Allah subhanaw taala is unhappy with you and he's

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punishing you for something. Yeah. So if you actually go back to your, your own history, you'll find that you've done this at least a few times, all of us do we make we fall into this trap, you know, in our lives a couple of times. Why because most people don't understand that wealth is given. It's like the like the tide of the sea. The ocean, it moves in the in the will of Allah subhanaw taala has nothing to do with whether he loves you or hates you whether you're right or wrong. It's just how it is it's just the the waves of life sometimes you're up and sometimes you're down. You no one is guaranteed anything else? If you understand that you're from the few people on the planet who do

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not understanding that doesn't mean that okay, I thought I said this and notice that no understanding it mean that okay, there's a part of who you are is how you live your life. You're never ever measuring his relationship with you subhanaw taala based on your own personal wealth, how much money you're making, what how far you're getting ahead financially, try and do it, try to think about that. I advise you to take this as something to think about your life previously. And you'll you'll pick up on a couple of times where your brain told you something like that before living in this country, you probably you know, ended up on the positive side more than the negative side. So

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you're happier about it, but trust me it will turn around at some point because that's how life is and you cannot you cannot judge it based on anything else. Because you're looking at these guys when they're saying they like what what did they say? They said because they have more wealth or better and you don't like it? You discussed it well, before you get discussed anything you don't like and maybe

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Think about yourself have you ever ever ever measured your relationship with him based on wealth ever? And if you did then maybe you need to think about this again maybe because maybe the built wealth that you made was a couple of $1,000 but how much you're making that's that's the problem. So we say after each other before it before the

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where who was he up?

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So the point made after that so the first guy that answered them said when in terms of extra wealth or less wealth, it is given not based on whether he loves you or not is based on his will he may yesha That's what He wills to power China and we never know what his will is to power down he never he's not questioned about his will was the whole point of submission that we don't question his will and we may not ever know why at least not in this life. And the point made after that woman was going to make evening to drive this to this point home and make it very clear and it is not your wealth went out when I do come know your children means not your financial status know your social

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status bill that he took a rebuke him and then as will firm, neither your financial status nor your social status are the things that will draw you closer to us is all families in a closer position meaning in in satisfy Zool family is not and we're not talking about space here, not talking about you're standing over there, you're gonna come closer by sitting over here come closer in terms of importance in terms of satisfaction in terms of love military to Korea, who come to Korea to bring something closer, so it's not your social financial status that will draw you closer to us in terms of your your level of importance, or in terms of our level of satisfaction or pleasure have you

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in common? Well, I'm in a fairly high except those who believe and do good. Now do good is a really is a ripoff of a translation of the word daimyo Salia. And I've made this point at least, I think maybe 10 times in the last year. And I'll make it every time I have to make sure that everyone understands whenever you see the word I'm it'll slowly hat or I made a slightly hat. Usually the way it's translated is that you do good deeds.

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And that's acceptable. And it's not wrong, but it's really it's really a ripoff of what the meaning actually is aside. If something is solid. If this phone is solid, that means it works. And if it doesn't work, it'll have like a little thing on its side. Nothing to do with it. It's a pious phone and they probably never pray to date. It's like but it's great fun means it doesn't do whatever it is it was it was made to do. Now it may look really nice, I mean, but if it does, if I can't phone someone on it is later thought because it was me well, maybe maybe maybe it's not what it's made for anymore. But a long time ago phones were made to actually talk to people on the on them. And even

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regardless

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if you speak to people you don't so but if some

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classic car for example is laid saw that you can drive it. It may be a beautiful piece of art. It looks beautiful, but it's not really a car because you can't drive it today in Florida. Maybe it does

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Here's what it's what it's made to do. So when he says I'm you know, sorry, how about you, when I, what he's saying is that the performing the deeds I created them to perform in the first place, they're serving their purpose, they're doing what we wanted them to do. Because you as a human being, you can do many, many things, you can do a lot of things, you can do great things sometimes. But that's not why you were created, that he didn't, he didn't make you for that you achieved the highest level on some in some field. But that's not why He created you subhanaw taala, that means you're not sorry, you didn't serve your purpose, you didn't serve. So Well, I mean, a father, I

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mean, they performed the deeds that allowed them to serve their purpose. And that is a very, very important way to understand this word in the Quran. Every time you see, I'm going to study how to identify this what needs to come to mind, he created subhanaw, Taala with a purpose. You need to do the deeds that allow you to prompt to serve that purpose. Based on your, the context of where and when you live, these these will change. That's why they're not defined. That's why I'm you know, solid. I mean, I saw your angle slightly had, it's an open, it's a phrase that is that is very vague or open. Because what,

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what dictates how you serve your purpose. There's, there's all these different constituents, all these different things that are components of your life, meaning the talents that you have the skills that you are given, where you're living, how old you are, who you are, what card what cards where you dealt in life, like are you? Are you very wealthy? Are you poor? Are you? It depends on who you are, whether what how you're going to serve your purpose, but you have to understand the concept. I'm sorry, huh? The concept of purpose has to be there. It purpose is not just good deeds, meaning a smile on someone's face. You give that example a lot, right? Smile, okay, smile? Did you

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serve your purpose? No, well, you know, don't smile, then I'd rather you frown and serve your purpose than walk around smiling to people but not doing your job, it's important that please, we prioritize I'm gonna finally is very important, it has a meaning it's supposed to be something that that dictates how you live your life. So what he's saying is, it's not your financial status, or your social status, not your wealth, or your kids that draw you closer to us and status, except, except those who believe in serve their purpose. So if you believe it, serve your purpose, then suddenly, your financial status and social science will bring you closer to Allah subhanaw taala. So

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yes, wealth, wealth is a good thing only, only if you use it, you use it to draw yourself closer to Allah subhanaw taala. By serving your purpose with it. The same thing, if you have kids, if you have social status, it will draw you closer to Allah subhanaw taala, if you use it that way, and if you don't, he doesn't love you, because you have more wealth, or because you have more kids. If you're sitting at the end of your life in your 70s, and you're sitting in your big mansion, and all your kids are surrounding you, that's not evidence that he loves you, when he's happy with you. That's what I'm trying to say basically, it's not evidence unless you can prove that you used all this for

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his satisfaction, and you served your purpose with it, and then you can be happy about it. But even then, what you have is not evidence that he's happy with you. That needs to be clear. You're sitting there and you have all that and maybe a friend of yours is sitting alone somewhere in a shack doesn't mean that he loves you more than him. And that you did better doesn't mean that you're saying I'm saying it right now you're like, I don't know if I like that or not? Well, you know, that's, that's an example of what I'm trying to say. Sometimes we measure our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala, based on what we have a question asked by many non Muslims about this, you

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know, what do I have to believe if I can just do good deeds? Yeah, no harm anyway. Yeah, sure.

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Sure. Yeah. I love that. Yeah, that's awesome. That's the most beautiful of all of all arguments is that I'm, I'm a good guy. So you're good. Alright, let's, let's stop there. So who told you you were good?

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Well, he told him, No. So he's, so that person over there is the person who's going to judge you. Okay. And so he said, you're good. Okay. Click down, then please tell us how is he? Are you going to take an agenda? If you are going to call us you're good? Well, if I'm a good person, well, who just who said that? I don't know. I know, God never told me I'm a good person. I'm not sure. But based on what you're judging that you're a good person? Are you judging it by the fact they didn't harm? Anyone who told you the bar is that low? Like who didn't harm anyone? What

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do you think that's the bar is I just didn't hurt someone. That's it. That's all you got. I'm good. Because I didn't hurt people. Well, of course, that's a good thing that doesn't make you a good person. A good person, is something that Allah subhanaw taala. Judges, he says, if you're good, or if you're not good, he gets to make that judgment. And only he, no one else gets to do that. So when you make that judgment about yourself, that's very arrogant. I'm a good person.

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Good for you. I don't know how you know that. But you can say I have good intentions. You can say I want to do good thing. It's alright. For you to say I'm a good person. It's very arrogant. And watch how you're measuring that you're using criteria that Allah didn't give you. So if you want to say I'm a good person, we'll use a criteria that Allah subhanaw taala gave you use the things that he asked you to do. Are you doing everything he asked you to do? Are you following his rules and everything that he told you to do? If you are then maybe you're a good person, but until you die, you're resurrected and he looks you in the face and he said

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was a you're a good person, you have no evidence really that you are a good person or if you're not a good person, and it was a long argument, but this is what you got to remind. That's why I said I'm you know, Saudi High School important is not just doing good deeds. It's not about doing the deeds, it's about doing what you were created to do. Figuring that out takes time figuring out what your purpose is, actually is, on his own a journey that you need to embark and take on so you can find out what it is because of course, when two peoples are sitting beside each other one person is extremely wealthy, he has a million dollars. And that's not to say you won't hear that. And if

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someone else was maybe 10. And both of them what is expected from both

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are, are the things that are expected. From both of them the same? Are we expected exactly are we expecting the exact same thing from both of them? No, this guy does. This guy has a head start on everyone. If you were born into a Muslim family, you were taught Islam you were taught Quran the responsibility upon you to spread this message is much bigger to someone who wasn't. We cannot be judged normal piano and Newsflash, we won't be judged the same human piano, you're going to be judged differently. You're going to be talked to in a different way and be asked about different things. Someone ever knew Islam and accepted Islam in his life and struggle to be able to at least

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read the words what they're going to be asked about, you'll know Kim is very different than what I'm gonna be asked about your milk Chioma beef, you know, be afraid of that. Fear that with you know, to quote, Spider Man, with great power comes great responsibility. There's a normal, there's a simple rule of life. Why does it die off the moment we talk about religion? Why is it I'll tell you why because you're privileged. And when you're privileged, if you lower the bar, not much is left for you to do for your consciousness to stay clean, I'm just not going to harm anyone. And then I can feel good about myself and I can enjoy my wealth, everything, not do anything for anyone else. And

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if that's what you want to do, that's your choice. But unless Allah subhanaw taala came to you spoke to you directly and told you you're a good person, you're going to Jannah that I'd be very scared to call myself good or to judge myself being good based on such a simple simple thing. As I didn't harm anyone. Not to say that not harming people isn't a good deed, obviously. But it's a it's a big it's a big drop off Allah who I am in terms of terms of value.

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Just to finish the area in lemon Ermanno I'm in Australia so except those who believe in serve their purpose with it, then your wealth and your your social status won't help you. But if you use them for higher than they will help you and if you do for hula, you can this was the beauty of the verse but when I can those ones love whom

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they will be given their award double, they'll get doubled or whatever anyone else. If you take what you're given and you use it properly, you get more reward. Does that hold that is why the word to fold, but it means to fold you get to fold reward because you get to reward for doing the right thing. And you get the reward for using what he gave you the status that you were given for that as well. So now you've had the impact you've you've made is huge. Well whom Phillip will refer to me noon and they're in the high rooms of Jana. Looking down on everyone fully safe. And I'll talk about the concept of safety next time Michelle. So Michael, you should