Tafseer Surat AlSaba #10

Adnan Rajeh

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2018-10-28

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AI: Summary © The importance of taking a stand and not just giving advice is emphasized in various segments of the conversation. Personal growth and success are also emphasized. The speakers stress the need for individuals to make their own decisions and not let anyone tell them what to do. The importance of rewarding individuals for their actions and avoiding negative impacts on personal relationships is also emphasized. The conversation emphasizes the need for individuals to be aware of their actions and take responsibility for their actions to avoid disappointed outcomes. The speakers also touch on the importance of humility and not just taking credit for one's actions, but also for others to take responsibility and do things the right way.
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my advice for all is one thing my advice for all is just one thing. So this kind of tells you right off the bat that this is more of a narrative

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verse than it is a dialogue one I mean this is what we advise everyone to do this is for me it was one thing we're not going to make this a long conversation, no advice for all to just do one thing why hate just one thing and the home will Allah He myth number four Ida thumb Tata for Kuru, for you to take a stand for a moment for the sake of Allah subhanho wa taala, whether alone or in groups, methanol, methanol, methanol, I mean in groups two at a time or two together meaning groups. Arabs use Mithuna Mithuna, as a figure of speech meaning as in a group. Well, for Radha, as in a single each one alone, don't matter for Kuru and then spend time contemplating and reflect the fact Cora is

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a very important word in the Quran to falcoda is is the rational thought process that we're all supposed to have. The Quran is filled with it, it comes at least 16 times, and the most often different. Verses all kind of spread nicely all through the most telling you that you're supposed to be contemplating things you're supposed to be difficult is deep thought, deep thought where you're drawing parallels where you are drawing conclusions where you're coming up, where you're trying to figure out things that are complex, or you're looking at different aspects of a certain point, you're trying to make sense of something. So we're actually asked to do that we're commanded by

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Allah subhanaw taala. To do that, here, it's even a bit more

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serious. I only have one advice for everyone. Everyone should do this. We should all take a moment for the sake of Allah to Khomeini and take a stand and just stop what you're doing. And focus on something else for a moment is what the pm actually means. If you take a stand, for the sake of Allah, whether alone whether you know, sing, you do it individually, or do it in groups through metaphysical and contemplate and think about, what about all the topics think about whether Allah subhanaw taala is there or not? Whether you should obey him or not, whether you should submit what you should be doing as an individual? Well, you should be doing methanol methanol as as a society as

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a group and think about it. All that we're being asked to do is just take this seriously enough to stop and think about Allah subhana wa, tada, whether in groups, society groups, or individually,

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and try to draw conclusions and try to figure out if you're Western, what's the proper course of action here? What should we be doing next? What makes sense and what doesn't make sense is the only piece of advice. I mean,

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the data are coming are pieces of advice. This is being very clear. In them I am open with Wilders advice, basically advice that is tender, a tender type of advice, you can advise people and be very strict. While this tender advice, that's why when Allah tells us, if your wife does something haram, then fight evil. And then you give her very tender advice. We speak to her with a very, very light and unkind tone, I look at them be Wahida with one thing we were asked to do is one thing that is asked to everyone for ourselves. For the other side, the side that we don't agree with, and we don't think are doing things right and for ourselves, let's all for the sake of Allah. Stop and think

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and spend time contemplating things think things through before we do them. You may think, well, what's the big deal but because all of us in life,

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get into routines that are just a part of the culture that were born in? The fact that you go to school and you get married and you have kids and you buy a car and you buy a house and you come for Russia and you get coffee in the morning and then you have cereal in the after that and then you you know all this stuff. They these are just things that you kind of grew up and becoming a part of, it's not really

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these aren't decisions that you will make objectively out of nothing. It's not like you're given all these options. Okay. When are you going to sleep?

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Sleep is open. And you're like, I think I'll sleep at night or during the day. No, this is whatever you're getting used to. So whatever you're born with the fact that you're clothed, you weren't given a choice in your head, okay? So here's clothing, and here's nakedness, what would you like to be and then you make a choice, children would definitely choose be running around naked all their lives, if they could, they don't want to get dressed. So most of most of the time, what you do it just what you were put into the routine of doing by society by your parents. So we get into that we get into this routine, and this is how we live. So what that is saying, okay, don't do that blindly. What

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you're required to do is one thing, just one piece of advice, stop the homeworks ticket and stop for a moment stand for the sake of Allah, whether alone or individually or in groups and think, think Is this what you want to do? It is not what you want to do. What is the right pathway? What road? Are you walking down? Which, where which way? Are you heading? What is the destination at the end? What's going to happen there? Think about these things, because you can easily get sucked into this.

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World whole of society and of modern materialism and consumerism. And you have to do isn't that basically what people do here is that basically most of us do here. Most, if you talk to most non Muslims,

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at school or at work, one of them don't really have too many opinions about religion to begin with. There are enemies of Allah and His Prophet. There are enemies of anyone. They just, you know, whatever, in that you're not talking.

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I don't know. Chill, dude. Like, whatever, who cares? Like, it's no big deal. Just, you know, keep on keeping on and whatever, like something like that. What that means really, is that they just they're just living with whatever, you know, everyone's living and I'm just living what do you want from me I grew up I just what the world is I eat, I drink, I pay, I have fun. I tried to get make more money I, you know, I get in relationships, I fight I try again, I just I'm just going through things. It's just, it's just this is how things are moving. These are the waves of life. And I'm just kind of keeping just keeping my head up and just doing.

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And we all do that.

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And yeah, you're saying this one piece of advice for everyone? For all humanity.

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This is what we do. This is our narrative. Everyone just stop.

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Take a stand for a moment where they do that alone or do that in group, it's up to you. And then contemplate a bit. Where are you? Where are you going? What are you doing? What are you going to achieve? Just for your sake? Because this question, you could easily go throughout life never asking. I've seen people in their 90s Never ask a question. Not interested. That question is completely uninteresting, and interesting to them. And and intriguing to them, they're not willing to even having a conversation. Why? Because there's no point there's just keep on going through that

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school with waves are in a car is going down, turn off and slip the main go wherever is gonna go.

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But in the man who either say our advice, roll one thing, just do one thing. Everyone take a moment stop. Whether you do this alone, or do it in a group, it's up to you. Now, before I go on, just think a bit, think, because you're gonna be held accountable for all of it. And it's gonna really suck if you haven't prepared. And if you weren't ready, and who did not take the time to make sure that your choices were your choices. And it weren't these choices were someone else's choices. I mean,

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even even for for someone who's young who, who hamdulillah grew up in a good family. And I remember right, this is something I had to do at some point. I think it was 17 or maybe younger, I think 16 probably everybody make this choice where no, I'm the law, my dad raised me in a certain way where I was doing the right things, learning the right stuff, going to the right places. But I was doing it because he told me to do it. I had to stop and make my own decision. Was this just me or is this him? And then I'll you know, some what, how is it gonna work? Is my decision? Or is this as someone else's decision? Whose decision is this? Do I want to be a Muslim or not. And I went through like a

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nice rocky, you know, period, figuring out what I you know, what you emerge on the other side of all this with full conviction of what you're doing. And you're willing to go to the end, you're willing to go to the end. And everyone has to be given that, that that chance, and everyone has to take that chance. It's your obligation. This is our narrative to the world. Take a moment. If you can't think about it yourself. If you if you're not that type of person, do it into group, methanol, methanol, do it look for people to talk to look for someone else to bounce your ideas off. But make sure at the end of this contemplation after the fact that your choices or your choices and what you do

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you're doing because you want to do it not because you were told, so I didn't change what I was what I was raised upon. But I don't do it because that's how I was raised. I do because that's what I think is the right thing. I want it you have to make that decision and people do the opposite. Sometimes. They make decisions. They go against what they were raised upon. That's their choice as well. Sometimes they were raised wrong and

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They find the right way. Sometimes they were raised right, and they find their own way, and everything, but at least they can carry their own decisions your mill PM, because they're the only one who's gonna be accountable for it. I find it to be a very beautiful verse to be honest. Because the concept of difficulty of contemplation, reflection of thought deep thought is that that you don't find in other faiths and it's not encouraged as much. The choir is not telling you to turn off your brain. And listen to me, no one's telling you to turn on your brain and think deeply about what we're going to tell you. And then make your decision so that you can carry your consequences. You're

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milking them. And you're saying the difference here, it's it's commanding you. It's the only commanding Wahid, I have one piece of advice. I've nothing else to tell you. Make sure that your choices are yours. Make sure you've thought about everything deeply enough so that you can carry the accountability of it, you're welcome. I find that to be astonishing. Usually, especially in the way that this is putting it My piece of advice. That's all I have for you. Think it make your decisions. Don't let someone else think for you. Don't self help someone else tell you what's right and wrong. And then you accept it passively. You do it, you need help ask myth number four, you can do it in

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groups, you can do it alone. SubhanAllah. And I find that to be a very, very rich and strong and beautiful message. And this builds people with confidence. People who are convicted, well, I one convicted personality

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better than anyone

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convicted young Muslim is better than 1000, who are kind of somewhere in the middle. Well, I better than 1000 Well, it's better than 10,000 or somewhere in the middle because they're useless.

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The gray area people I can there's no use for them. There's nothing to do. You can try and explain and teach and get them. Maybe provoke them to think and provoke them to make a decision, but have just one convicted person. Right and then carries the that's why when

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the House asked the whole hotel for 8000 4004 told my story, I sent you 4000 people, and I send you four people, each one is 1000 men. So when you're asked you will say send 8000 You will not say I send you 4000 People they send you 8000 And he sent him foreman. Each one he said these are their names, looked up their names, if you want them. I was going to leave that as a trivia question. Find out those four names worth 1000 men because it's not it's not about their strength. They weren't Hercules was the conviction it was their ability to carry the message their willingness to do so their level of commitment, way more valuable than 1000 Who are somewhere in the middle of not sure

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do I want to do this or maybe invested in their own personal things they just want to get home to get make their money to someone else who's totally convicted for the sake of Allah that's all they care about is just it just seeing this message through doing what needs to be done doing the right thing living for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala way more. So when we do these things or Mondays, we're looking for one person I look for one, just one, I hope that when they I say something and it falls on the ears of the next fella had been that's all I care for. It falls into ear and then that guy can all die and then he'll become something greater than yourself Kiama somehow my good word

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will will help me get get closer to Allah subhanaw taala because he put in so say you need to raise you need to push it because you never know never know which which person is gonna is gonna be the one Allah subhanaw taala grants the ability to make to make true change to make true change and maybe you're a good word or your help or your guidance was a reason that pushed them forward and allowed them to to achieve something great and accomplish something worth we're talking about. So one thing just think take a stand for the sake of Allah and groups and individually and think you will come to the conclusion of the following might be so heavy convention. No man who was speaking

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to you is not an insane

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regarding the prophets I said the mob is so heavy Coleman Janae is not crazy. What he is teaching you what he is talking to you is not insanity in Hawaii, Lana V ro Lacan Oh, he is really is a Warner for you, being an AI that had been studied have a very extreme punishment. But you will come to the conclusion of if you do this is that the person who was speaking to you will not insane he did not bring insanity. He just warned you of a day that would have extreme punishment and it's inhaled and reran by an ad either. Every day after he

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will match to come in Algerian who will come

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in Algeria Illa Allah Allah

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Allah Allah militia in Shaheed

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The first one was the mentality that we carry. This is what we do we stop and we think every single time for the sake of Allah about our decisions that we take time, and we carry our own responsibility of what we do. That's the first one. The second one is different. The second one is when it comes to how we view our Dawa itself. Our Dawa pull Marcel to come in your info welcome, say whatever it is that you think we're trying to gain from you in terms of a job of reward. If anyone thinks that because we teach this or we speak of this, or we spread this higher, that we're looking for a reward, hold on to it, whatever

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Do you think you were asked to keep it in Nigeria Allah Allah Allah we do this for the sake of Allah subhanaw reward that we seek is from Allah subhanaw taala we are not interested in your money we're not interested in gaining anything from you. The gain from you is nothing to gain comes to us from Allah subhanaw taala the first one this is our mentality this advice we have for everyone including ourselves, they're gonna watch this we're not interested in your gaining anything from you. I don't want anything from you. Or you should have the same idea when you speak of the mentality that the narrative you carry to the world we're not looking interested in taking things from you. I don't

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need something from you in order to speak to you or to help you to be there for you to know.

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Allah Am I know who I'm getting my reward from? It's coming from Allah subhanaw taala well, who either Cooley che in Shaheed Shaheed means that witness and he witnesses everything SubhanAllah. So there's no need for me to ask you for anything he witnessed our or

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our interaction here. He saw me stand there and help you out. I'm good. He'll reward me for you can go ahead, I don't need anything from you. If not for tat every single time. The way we deal with people is not that okay, I'll give you this, I need this. No, no, I don't need anything in.

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It's not it was not a sale. This is not a financial interaction.

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What we're looking for is to is to do what needs to be done, to offer what needs to be offered and it comes from Allah subhanaw taala. We're not in it for the money. We're not in it for the game, whether it's financial or social, whatever it may be. It's a very scary verse.

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It's always I've carried this sacredly in my heart for many, many years. And it scares me. When you when you work for the sake of Allah and you're paid for it makes me extremely scared. I don't know what to do. So I take this right not, how do you go by it? Because what was our narrative should be no, this is we do what we do. We don't ask for people, but people for when you look at how Muslim or Islamic institutions function, it's kind of

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it's a bit hard to reconsolidate to what they do and reconcile what they do and what we all hate what's being said here. It really is, it's hard, you know, this

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constant need of benefiting of No, no, serve. This is what is saying.

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You're welcome. If you were told somehow that I'm asking you for money or for compensation, it's yours, keep it in the conversation I'm gonna get I'll get it from Allah, I don't need it from you, you witnessed everything. So there's no problem. Go ahead. Whenever I did for you, fine. Don't worry about it. Don't worry about it. I am here to serve. And you're saying that the narrative, you're the first one or mentality, the narratives that we carry is the mentality of comprehend of contemplation or reflection. Only thing, only advice we have for everyone, we don't walk around advising anyone what to do, the only piece of advice we have for you when ourselves is everyone think and everyone

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be accountable for their own choices. Number two, we are we are here to serve. We are here to offer service, we are here to help, we're not looking to take anything from you, we can help them we're going to help that's how we're going to go by it. And this is how the Muslim mentality is supposed to be. So it's very hard to reconcile what we what we practice and then what the Quran actually teaches. It's really, really difficult to do so. Especially now Islamic institutions that seem to be so caught up on

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running things like businesses. You know, it's nice, the business is successful and all that, but it is a business and businesses you give and you take what you know, you get compensated for what you for what you give.

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We're a service Islam is not it's not that

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this is I'm not making this stuff up. Right. This is what he said for myself. Yeah. I agree. Yeah. Lalala what you say, Yeah, Muhammad, as you walk around, I'm not interested in your money.

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If you think I'm asking you for money, I don't want your money. I get compensated by Allah subhanaw that he wouldn't at all. What I'm interested in is in your heart, and your mind and your commitment. That's not what I'm interested in. And when you are committed with your heart and your mind, you'll put your money anyways, like you'll kick you'll make that money and look where can I how can I invest this into into my conviction more. That's why it says I've never had difficulty getting getting funds for things that were needed for for armies. And for for it wasn't hard, because people were convicted and were willing to put their money where their mouth was VDI after insha Allah.

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That's the second point. The first one is of contemplation. Second one is of service the third one will be up for the fool be happy I learned who you are.

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So from a linguistic perspective, and a grammar perspective,

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so I Lambu YouTube is a description of rugby. So how it really is is in none of the alarm will will you will be a little bit happy. That's how it kind of supposed to work from a linguistic perspective, but it's, it's put at the end of the idea for a grammatical reason. The third one is our narrative of God.

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An extremely important one, and it came third didn't come first it came third here.

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Because this is a social SUTA and social SUTA as we always focus on the first aspects of how we're supposed to be dealing with other people and how we

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Go by them. And then then the ideological theological part comes in, when he talks about data about your, about your individual existence, you always find God coming first, always find the theological part first, because in your individual existence, that's the most important thing that you know. But in social, it's not in social, you know, whether you believe in God or not, is not going to make the biggest difference. Rather, your narrative towards others within your society and outside is going to be more more effective. So the third point is your theological narrative of God. Say, Indeed, my lord, the one I mean, the one that I worship, others can worship whatever they want, the one that I

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worship, two things you have to do for will help you ugly for men, he project projects, because there's to project something in what he sends out. Right? What he what vibes is sent out from him. subhanaw taala Yeah, people, he projects that he projects only the truth, I lamb will who you've and he is a knowledge of everything. That scene in the unseen Allahu Allah is a, it comes from the same root of ilm, knowledgeable ILM is a higher degree of element. So it's exaggeration of someone who is knowledgeable. So I learned well, who you will be the most knowledgeable of that which is unseen, that which is unknown to you. So our narrative of God is of these two things, if you think about

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them, they kind of summarize almost everything that you need to know about Allah subhanaw taala, they only projects the truth. So pouch, Allah will not tell you, Boulton, he will not command you to do something that is baffling, you will not command you to do something that is harmful, that is destructive, that is useless. He only projects only righteousness and only the truth. So everything he tells you to do. And everything he tells you not to do is within your best interest by default of this idea.

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By default of this, I approach many others, but just with this I alone, just by understanding, believable, healthy, you will know that he only projects the truth. So whatever he has told you, wherever he is commanded you to do or not to do.

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Then subhanho wa Taala told it to you for your best interest it was done to benefit yourself to help you. Second thing I learned well for you. And he is he has a knowledge of everything that is unseen.

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When you look at it, what is what is power? Really?

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What is it? What is actual power

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it philosophically for a moment you think about it, it's knowledge.

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The only weakness you have and I have right now is I just don't know what's gonna happen next. It's the only weakness really out. I just don't know, if I'm gonna make it. I don't know, if I'm gonna succeed. I don't know, if we live long enough. I don't know if what I'm doing right now is in my best interest or not. I don't know if what I'm eating is gonna make me stronger. I don't know if my friends are gonna stay around me. I don't know if the country I'm gonna be in is gonna be around for the I don't know, if I knew anyone seen The Matrix, the movie, the first, if you see the matrix, when Neo is sitting there, and Morpheus phones, him. And he tells him, okay, get up right now and

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walk to the left, right. And he tells them now duck, so he ducks and the guy who was looking for him looks and then does. So it's a really weird, you know, but it's very interesting, all of us thought was great, because it's telling you what to do it's knowledge. Because, of course, he's in a computer simulation or something in many ways, it was not knowledge, and he knows what's gonna happen next. So it's easy to maneuver through anything, you can be followed by a million people, if you know what point at what moment, this spot is going to be a blind spot for everyone, you just stand there at that moment, and no one sees you. And it's as simple as that. As simple as that. It's

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just a simple, everything is all about knowledge. It's just what you know, the more you know, the stronger you are, the less you know, the weaker you are. It's always been knowledge, it'll be nothing else but knowledge. So, you know, sometimes we were we're led to believe it's something that's nice, it's just knowledge

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that's where a lot of the attributes of the Almighty subhanaw taala that is the fact that he is he knows all you know, it was all along with you know, all the unseen, so nothing is yeah, no ignorance. He has no ignorance, he has no weakness. So he's the most powerful subhanaw taala by default of being the one who knows all and you and I are always going to be weaker and weaker in general, because what we know in comparison to to that which we do not know is a drop in a

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ending

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ocean of galaxies we know nothing so little by those who know Allah subhanaw taala more No, no the most, because the more you know Allah subhanaw taala you know, the source of all the knowledge then you're

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sort of trying to learn everything just know he who's a source of all right, and then you know, anyways, but this is this is our narrative of God. Others may have different narratives of God. Maybe they may see him. They see him less, or they don't see him as know for us. He projects only the truth and He knows all subhanaw taala and that encompasses everything about him diligence that we need that we need to know.

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All right, we read it after lunch.

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I'm trying to finish at least up to 50 if not, if not till the end will

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So the first one was what was the was a narrative of contemplation and accountability of your choice of the second one was one of that one of service. The third one was of the praise of Allah, the exaltation of the Lord whom you whom you serve, Subhana, WA, tada. These are narratives. The third will tell you about, he'd say that the truth or righteousness is here, now, me arrived or came. But that's a very literal way of translating the actual term. What this actually means is that it is constant, general help will mean the heart is the thing that is here and will always be here. And that is understood by the second portion of the area, we're now up to about 31 that you ate Arabs

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have a problem or have a figure of speech where they say like you did well, or you read and this is an old Arabic, meaning in phosphors, high Arabic, maybe maybe I don't know if any of the cultures that existed actually use this term anymore, I don't think so. But in the old days, we go to Arabic poetry, ancient or Arabic poetry written in those days, when you read, you can't start initiate anything and can't repeat anything. My job is not as useless if you can't do anything, it is not of power, it is not of constant consistency. It is not of,

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of worthiness. Now you've sold Balclutha, which is falsehood, it doesn't have the ability to initiate anything, and it's not capable of sustaining itself, it is literally worthless.

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The narrative that we have is of the sanctity of righteousness and the truth, we carry within ourselves the truth, we hold ourselves in terms of

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where we put the bar, we set the bar at the truth. And we hold ourselves to the truth every moment of the day is the only constant thing that we carry. Everything else is a variable. Everything else is a variable. But isn't. That's why I've always found this to be the way basically life is just a continuous number of decisions that you make based on the little scale you have in your head, where you put someone to weigh the pros of something in one hand, and the cons are something in another hand, and they weigh them out and you go with whatever is heavier for you at that moment. And some decisions don't have helped involved. So you're gonna go buy a cake for a birthday, whether it's a

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green cake, or a blue cake, no one cares. So you just spoke I you just put out, I don't know, you try to weigh it out and choose which one you want to do. There's no harm involved in this decision whatsoever.

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When the other decisions happen as a part of the equation, and happily put somewhere, I need to speak the truth. I need to believe the truth I need to act based on the truth. This is right justice here and this is wrong. This is right, this is wrong here. It basically what's right and wrong, philosophically is happened both in English I know that we use righteousness and truth and all these big words that people don't think they seem to enjoy or like listening to. But basically, it's just as simple as that just right and wrong. From the philosophical perspective, I'm gonna do the right thing or the wrong thing, or the right thing is help in the wrong thing is about as simple as that

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if you want to just understand it in a simplistic manner.

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So our fourth message message or our fourth narrative that we carry, is that is the consistent and the constant thing in the universe only. The only thing that is constant enough for us is anything that is above the law, whether you cannot initiate anything is not capable of doing it, it is worthless, it cannot repeat itself. It's nothing, it's nothing. And every time if you put that scale up, and you're capable of identifying where haka sitting and go by it, then that makes you a Muslim. And if you don't have the ability to do that, then you come back to 10

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miles and

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it's very simply, he will have busy ever lasting example of someone who could not stand by it. Because there was so much so many other things on the other part of the scale. See if you're sleeping and you wanna make up for failure, federalism goes into that scale. Then on the other scale is the fact that you're tired and it's cold.

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Do you have to wake up in a few hours and if you may pray for God may not be able to sleep again, and all these other things that will cause you to stay in bed, but which is heavier, which is the constant part of you. The thing that is just when you put it into scale, the scale just goes hits the floor, nothing is heavier than this is the only constant thing, everything else or variables are worthless. So if it's like that you get up for budget every day and no problem. And if it's not like that, and there are other things that can outweigh Hawk every once in a while, then Monday, you'll get up and another day you won't. And sometimes five jumps isn't talked at all. So you'll never

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don't get up whatsoever. But our narrative as Muslims, is that righteousness is that the truth and help is the only constant that we carry. Everything else is a variable, everything else comes and goes. It's not that important. doesn't really do much about hate it just it's just there, I just wish you all he's not that important. How, however is there and how it's here. How is it here, it's here as the book is right there, in front of you, it's clear to you, it's not going anywhere, it's not leaving, you're not gonna, you're not gonna miss it, you're not gonna be in a position where you don't know it's gonna be very clear to you what is.

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And then Baffler Oh, this other stuff that we can't see. Or you can identify or difficult to understand or you get

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confused by what happens not helpful. And as Muslims, we live by it. And we don't live by a Balton. I know that seems like a very

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generic way to put things.

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But maybe, maybe narratives. When you carry narratives, you have to carry generic narratives, you can't carry specific ones, you have to have a couple of things that you believe we this is what we carry for the world. Everyone has to think and everyone has to carry accountability, responsibility for their choices, we are of service, our Lord is exalted Subhanallah he only brings the truth and He is the most knowledgeable. And, and our constant. Value is righteousness. I've said everything else is to us is not important. It's whatever it is. So when you see oppression, when you see transgression, when you see harm, when you see lies, when you see corruption, you see mistreatment,

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all that is about to learn, you have to be on the side that will even in your own life, how you speak to your to your loved ones, how you deal with your family members, how you deal with your wife, and your spouse, with your kids and how you deal with your community. What you will listen to and who you speak to and what you say and all that is either hot or baffling. And every moment you have to remind yourself yeah, it happens here. It's not going anywhere he's here to stay involved with it's just a matter of time, we'll bring it back and forth. final the final projection, any narrative that we carry? Well, Elon will do this one is different.

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This one is of a personal

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spiritual value for level two, for in a little island FCSA if I am misguided or if I walk down the wrong path, in nama LD low identity, then exclusively, I am being misguided or I'm walking down the wrong path because of myself. And the harm of it will be only upon myself, fitting them out of the loop. I'll NFC

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in the harm of my misguidance the harm of my mistakes are because of me. And they come from me. And I will be the only one who will actually pay for them fitting them a little while NFC. What about the other way to date? And if I find guidance, then what? Then the benefit of it comes to No, no, we need to date February, you hate your OB. And the reason of my guidance is because of what Allah subhanaw taala has revealed to me and taught me meaning if I do well, I do well because Allah subhanaw taala has blessed me with guidance that I would otherwise would not have have had. And if I don't, if I make mistakes, and if I'm on the wrong sides, because of me, it's my fault. It's my

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mistake, and I carry and I carry this up, I'm gonna carry this alone. So it's a it's a narrative of spirituality of humility.

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It's an error narrative of humility, that when we make mistakes, it's solely us, you have no one else to blame, the harm of this will come back to us and we we have to fix this. And if we do something that is right, if we achieve something that is worthy, then that is from the blessing of Allah subhanaw taala he guided us you would think that a balanced you probably were thinking that was gonna get balanced out if I do wrong, I harm myself but do right, then I benefit myself. That's not the only thing that is of a spiritual

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value is talking to speaking of humbleness and humility, that the good that we have is the good that Allah subhanaw taala granted us to have allowed us to have gave us is the guidance that he's supposed to have so generously bestowed upon us and the mistakes that we make will carry those. That's that's our problem. We have to we have to identify that this was our mistake. These are this is a mind misguidance I will I will carry the the luggage and the consequences for this I will be accountable for it. But if I do well then I have to remind myself that I only did well because he subhanaw taala was so generously gave me what he gave me in no semi free

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Indeed, he is one who hears all and close to Allah subhanho wa taala. Even the two names that are used here of Allah subhanaw taala that have a spiritual, spiritual value Semia is he hears all well knows all is pretty much enough, right? If you know well then you hear and see and everything, then why here because here there's a there's a concept of closeness. That's why the second name colleague, the one who was the closest, when he Raymond, heavily worried we were closer to him than the veins of his of his neck. He's right there beside you. saponify listening, not not literally or from a volume or spaces respected, but he's right there. And he hears it all. So when you say that

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when you when you project that narrative out there, that the bad that we do is our mistake, and the good that we do this is the blessing of Allah subhanaw taala with the guidance that we have, we don't take credit for for being able to follow this book and do well with it. No, we don't take credit, the credit goes to him subhanaw taala. But if we messed up, if we took this and we didn't do it, well, it's not it's us. We didn't do it. Well, it's our it's our fault. We're the ones who are misguided. We're the ones who are wrong, we will carry this. But if it goes well as your rhombus, you can help with how can I take credit for following guidance that he gave me? There's no adult

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there. There's no There's that's that's that's vain and arrogant. Humility would would dictate the opposite.

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So 123455 verses right in a row. That all started with that bring forward a narrative a social narrative that we carry as Muslims.

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I don't know maybe, maybe you enjoyed it. Maybe you didn't. Maybe it made sense to you. Maybe it didn't I personally I find it beautiful. Find something that if you did, you can understand the concepts that can you can carry them with you, then you'll never go wrong. Your narrative to the world is that one piece of advice is for all that we all need to think we all need to take account take responsibility for our actions, all of us need to do this. Don't walk blindly behind anyone. Don't just do things because that's the flow because that's how things are and this is routine do things because you are willing to defend what you're doing you're Wilkie, I'ma stop and Tom Wheeler,

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he methanol, Florida, tomato. Everyone has to do this. Even you even be doing things right. Even if you're raised the right way, doing the right thing. Just stop for the sake of Allah and think whether alone or with groups, and figure out whether this is what you want to do or not. Because you're gonna have to hold it, you carry it your milk yam alone, no one's gonna be there for you. You can't blame anything, or anyone but yourself. That's the first narrative that we advise everyone to do this ourselves. First Second narrative that we carry, is that we are a group of service, that we're not asking anyone for a job. We're not walking, we're not looking for gain from you. We're not

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trying to get anything from you, what we do for you what we do for others we do for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And he is the one who witnesses all he is the one who is going to give us a reward for it. So we are in service. The concept of being a Muslim is that we're here to serve.

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Well, if you can get that into your into your heart and mind, somehow, then

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you become unstoppable. The way you speak to people changes the way you see people changes the way you deal with them changes. Because you're here to serve. You're not here to judge you're not here to fix or correct or any No, no, you're here to serve, serve, to the best of your ability and then move on and move on to stop trying to control things.

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Stop trying to control with the moment you start trying to control you start trying to play Allah subhanaw taala Israel don't control stuff, you got control things you got control the world you can serve, serve, do it well, and delete them. You think you can choose everything subhanaw taala you live you'll sleep better at night when you don't try to control everyone and everything in your life will let you do. The third piece of the third narrative that we carry is a narrative that we have of Allah subhanaw taala himself, that we see him as the Lord who projects only the truth and has full knowledge of everything that seen and unseen Sopranos. That is our narrative of God. That's how we

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see him so pound on he is the strongest He is the Almighty, He knows all and you only projects the truth. He doesn't teach Balto he doesn't command falsehood.

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The fourth narrative that we carry is that Huck is consistent is constant is the only constant thing that we have everything else is a variable. mobula Belkin omega as far as that goes and comes it's not worth anything. Help is here. It's here to stay. It's not going anywhere. It's not changing anytime soon. It is a constant that you and I carry as Muslims in our hearts. And the final piece of narrative is that whatever good that we do, we do because Allah subhanaw taala so generously, bestowed upon us guidance and all the mistakes that we make we make it's our fault we will fix and we will carry on with him alone. I hope that narrative was helpful I hope you find the beauty in it

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as much as I do. We'll continue we'll conclude with some inshallah next week. Again, if next week is time doesn't change that we stick after. If McGlinn next week is five something that come after Isha. Pray Maghrib as you said, but to come after action with the opposite color won't run the Holika five he's up and look at some Shinola