Tafsir of Surat Al-Raad #04

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The speaker discusses the laws of Allah's creation and the concept ofteen laws, including the natural laws and the concept ofteen laws. They stress the importance of finding a person who can soften the blow and move things around to make them more suitable for their needs. The speaker emphasizes the importance of evidence-based argument and the importance of understanding oneself and the reality of who is present. They stress the importance of watering things down and not letting anyone convince you to take it, and emphasize the importance of focusing on one's success and not letting anyone else know them.

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this morning from where we left off last

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night, I guess, yesterday morning, from eye number

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15 of Surah Al Ad.

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And this Surah just

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goes through

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the laws that Allah

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have

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governing

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his creation.

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In the first part portion of the, of

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this Surah, the first two pages,

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they talked about

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the natural laws, and,

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we just heard him

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go over the creation of the cosmos and

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the earth and the mountains and

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and the rivers and the existence of the

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sun and the moon

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and all of these

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constants within our within our existence that we

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don't question

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and that are there

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always as they always have been and will

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be until the day of judgment.

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And within those within within the those constants,

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Allah inserts in the Allah does not change

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the status of people until they change their

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own

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or until they change themselves or change what's

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what's within themselves.

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Because that itself is a law

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that is constant just as all the other

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laws that were surrounding it. And this portion

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of the Surah, it it shifts

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a little bit and he talks

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about the concept of of righteousness, which is

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what the Surah

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in essence is talking about.

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Because

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Haqq is a is a value.

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It's a principle, but it's also but it's

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also a law.

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It's also a rule

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through which he created

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everything.

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And

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anything that you use and you do not

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use with

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or for the purpose of haqq,

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eventually will fail or it will collapse

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at the end.

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Here's what we're going to be reading, inshallah,

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today.

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And the Surah will continue to move on

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from one set of laws to the other

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until until it's over,

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and it changes a little bit as we

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kinda go along. So we'll start with item

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number 15 and try to get make it

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to the end of the page

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today if we can.

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So there's a sesh jade here. So we're

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gonna recite it, and then we'll make we'll

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make the sesh jade inshallah.

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He

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says and for the sake of Allah or

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towards Allah

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everything prostrates.

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Of all that which is in the cosmos

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and all that on earth.

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They all do it in a way

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that either you

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that you understand or you don't.

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They don't all do it in the same

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way that we do and it's not always

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comprehendible to us.

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And their

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to

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Allah

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is the function

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that they perform.

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That is how that that is their and

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that is their sujood. It's for them to

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continue to function the way Allah

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commands them to function. That is their sujood.

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And if you understand that, then you understand

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what what it is that we're supposed to

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be doing too.

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So everything within the cosmos of the earth,

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they prostrate to Allah

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willingly

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or unwillingly

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and their shadows.

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Is when in the early morning or when

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you go out for your work.

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Is in the late afternoon when you when

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you come back from your work. And this

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is this is what,

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what the AI is saying.

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And the reason it's saying that is because

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the the the funk if a bird in

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the morning wakes up and it goes and

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it looks for its physical, it comes back,

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that's just and that is its sujood.

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That is because that's it's it's functioning the

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way Allah subhanahu created it to function and

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it's doing exactly what it's supposed to do.

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And that is the form of sujood.

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And that's why when you read, for example,

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in this in the famous story,

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with

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When Allah tells them,

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prostrate to Adam.

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That's how we translate it.

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And then we imagine that, you know, sujood

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is supposed to be only for Allah

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Yeah. But

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our sujood

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should, like the way we do it.

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Doesn't necessarily mean our sujood is exactly the

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the same way the does it. Actually, most

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scholars don't see that to be the case.

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If you don't see that the sujood that

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we do is what the were

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commanded to do. No. It wasn't the same

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movement. It's something else. Sujood is to show

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submission or to show respect

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or to show acceptance or adherence or obedience

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to the command. So Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala,

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when he's telling them to do that to

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Adam, he is telling them to show Adam,

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alayhis salam, respect

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in whatever form they do that. It doesn't

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necessarily mean that they it actually does not

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mean that because their sujood is different. Unless

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we are the and ourselves are equal and

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we're exactly the same, then their sujood is

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gonna be different than ours because that our

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sujood is different than the sujood of the

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sun and the moon and the mountains and

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the animals. They do sujood because he says

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everything

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everything within

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the skies and the earth,

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they prostrate to Allah

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Whether they do it willingly or unwillingly, knowingly

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or unknowingly. Makes no difference.

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Even this is nice little the little gem

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there.

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And their shadows, meaning that which comes for

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of them.

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Not only

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meaning their essence.

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Not only does the essence of everything

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prostrate to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, but the

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consequence of the reflection of everything also prostrates

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to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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So this is taking it one step.

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The verse before, he was just talking he

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he was just telling us the idea before.

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He has the calling of of righteousness.

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Nothing else does. And if you call upon

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someone else aside for him,

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it's the equivalent of you wanting to touch

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your mouth by standing your hand towards your

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reflection in the water. You'll never touch your

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mouth that way, and you're going after a

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reflection. You're going after an illusion, something that

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isn't real.

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It's it's something that you see with your

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eyes. It's not real.

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So here,

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to continue that thought or to continue that

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idea, because everything prostrates to Allah,

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even their reflections,

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even their shadows,

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even the part of them that is not

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necessarily them, but rather is just a reflection

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of them coming from something else that is

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that is external to them. Even that

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even that

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will prostrate to Allah

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will show Allah submission

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in the form that Allah

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commands them to. The sun shows its submission,

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so just so shows its

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by continuing to move in the direction that

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it moves in on a daily on a

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momentarily basis

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as does

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the moon, as does the earth. It's sujood

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that continues to to

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rotate around itself. It continues to rotate around

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the sun the way Allah subhanahu created it

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too. The waters can perform this

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by continually

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function the way it does. It stays a

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liquid. It stays a liquid that we required

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to live.

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It could stop doing that. When you think

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about it, every the elements of of the

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universe are we understand a little bit more

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now about these elements, but we don't really

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understand in-depth exactly how they function and why

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they function the way they do.

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We don't. As the sun burns and it

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burns high

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amounts of hydrogen and oxygen, and then yet

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if you put them together, it turns into

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water so you can drink it.

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But if you break them away from each

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other, then then you have a you have

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a flaming burning star.

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Why is it that different elements function in

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different ways and under what circumstances and what

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temperatures and what below item, there's a lot

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of details that we still don't fully understand.

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Items don't touch one one another. They don't

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we're made out of molecules that are made

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out of atoms. Items don't touch each other.

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Molecules can't touch. We don't understand till this

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when we talk when they talk about why

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it is that

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things don't mush amongst themselves,

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why these molecules will repel other we don't

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understand all of this. Like, we're able to

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describe certain things. We're able to look at

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them on a molecular level and just describe,

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but we don't understand. In-depth, we don't. Why

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they function the way they function? Why is

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it that something that is positive will repel

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another positive or

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pull towards itself a negative?

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Ask a physicist. Ask someone who spent the

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entirety of his life studying this.

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Go to a PhD physicist and ask them

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why is it that something that is positively

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charged and will repel something that's positively charged

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or bring bring closer to itself a negative

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charge? Because that's just how it is. That's

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how it is. That's the answer. Yes. That's

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that's how it is. But why? I understand

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that's how it is, but why does it

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do that?

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There's no there's no construct for that question.

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There's no context for it. There's no way

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to answer it because this that's how they

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function. That's their sujood.

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That's their sujood. That's how they that's how

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they that's how they submit to Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala. That's what Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

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commanded them to do. And because they do

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what they're told,

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things exist the way they do. And had

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they not done what they're told, things will

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stop. And he will break all those laws

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and that's why is

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because everything stopped functioning.

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Everything stops functioning. Allah subhanahu takes it all.

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You'll fold the cosmos in his right, and

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you'll fold the earths in his left, and

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nothing will nothing will function anymore. It's the

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biggest

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hit to our to our psyche or to

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our egos.

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It's

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just it breaks everything.

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It shatters reality. It shatters the the fabric

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of reality as we know it because nothing

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functions anywhere anymore.

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And then we'll fully realize that everything was

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just submitting to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala in

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its own way,

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in its own form. Not only do they

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submit to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala, but their

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shadows do too.

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Even that which which results from their existence,

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Even their reflections submit to him, because their

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reflections

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are merely a function

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of their existence that is sujood, so their

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reflections are sujood as well.

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In the mornings, in the evenings. And this

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is just talk about the fact that it's

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all day, you know, it's all night. The

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that leaves its nest in the morning comes

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back in the evening, it's does it That's

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that's its sujood.

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That's its function.

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It fulfills its function.

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And if we do our job, then that's

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your sujood.

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In salah, that's it's a very specific in

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salah when you say the word sujood in

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salah, it's a very specific usage.

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It's a, it's a usage of the word

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that is very

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it's just regarding

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a ritual.

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The actual meaning of it. The actual meaning

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is not has nothing to do with the

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face hitting the the ground. That's what it

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just looks like in Surah. Your is your

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continuously

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it's it's your ongoing and continuous submission to

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Allah

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with your life style, with with doing what

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you're here to do, fulfilling the purpose for

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which Allah

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created you. That's your sujood.

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It comes in the form of putting your

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face on the ground during

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the act, the ritual of prayer. But outside

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the ritual of prayer, it continues.

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It's not something that stops. Everything is performing

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to Jude at all times, and you should

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too. And so should I we we should

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do this on an ongoing basis. It just

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presents itself in different ways as we go

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along.

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He continues

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to

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say who is the lord

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of the cosmos and the earth?

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Say

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it's

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Allah.

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Make this argument with them.

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So is it the fact that you took

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aside from him

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that you took something for yourself or you

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established something? You don't it doesn't necessarily,

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didn't come from an authentic source. It's just

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something that you decided to do.

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You decide to establish for yourself. Aside from

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him,

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or supporters

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or associates

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or those who stand by you. That's what

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a is, an ally, really.

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The concept of of of of

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of is having an allegiance or having an

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an ally or an alliance with someone. So

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you're gonna choose someone who's an ally for

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you aside from Allah

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They do not own for themselves

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benefit

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or harm. They don't have the ability to

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bring upon themselves

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benefits nor do they have the ability to

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bring upon themselves harm.

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The concept the the problem with shirk and

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I've talked about this a couple of times,

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and it's in the Quran a lot because

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it's a real

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it's a real issue,

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is that

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when you look at the world

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and you see it through the lens of

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a multiple

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multiple layered

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authorities when you see it through multiple layered

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authorities,

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where in order to get things done, you

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don't have to go to one source, but

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rather you can go to different sources.

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The purpose of that if all these sources

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had the exact same ruling at all times,

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there it defeats the purpose of there being

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multiple sources or multiple, you know, any authority

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figures. If if they're if they all do

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the exact same thing, they carry the exact

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same amount of authority, and they have the

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exact same rulings for every given situation, then

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it defeats the purpose of them being more

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than 1. And you just you need 1.

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You have 1. There's no need of having

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a 1,000 if they're exactly the same at

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all times. It's I mean, it's 1. The

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only purpose for having more than 1 would

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be if there's more than one level of

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authority that will give different that will give

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different rulings or will offer different laws or

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different ways of of accessing things.

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And that's what the human being wants or

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that's what the mosharik wants.

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The doesn't want to have to go to

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the same source for every question. He would

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like for there to be different sources for

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different questions so he can get different answers.

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So if this doesn't work here, it it

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it can work there.

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When you think about it,

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it is it similar for someone, is it

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similar to someone who goes

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to different

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for example,

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for a fatwa.

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Yeah.

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When Allah Subhanahu wa'ala talks about other faces,

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they took their

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their, you know, their their their scholars, their,

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their clergy. And

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they picked them as gods aside from Allah

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When you do that with no knowledge at

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all, meaning you you're not basing your decision

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at the end on any level of, of

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comprehension or or an evidence based argument,

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then it is it is it is, any

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borderlining this problem. It's very similar to it.

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If you heard I heard, well, this answer

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from this, Jim. I didn't like it. So

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I'm gonna look look for someone else who'll

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say who'll say something different. And you're not

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interested in the argument behind any of it.

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Like, you don't care what pieces of evidence

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is being used. You don't care about the

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argument. You just want someone to say what

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it is that you want to hear, then

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it kinda borderlines similarly what what what the

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were doing. They were looking for different sources.

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They wanted different answers for the different questions

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that they had because the answer of, that

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you get from,

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especially for values and for principles and for

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bigger questions is gonna be the same every

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time. It's a standard that's quite high.

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So they look for a.

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They look for someone to say, oh, you

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don't have to do all of that. Sola,

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it's 5 times a day. You don't need

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all 5. Just yeah. You're okay.

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We'll take care of you.

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I have I have pull. No,

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You can just do do what you want.

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It's okay. Just stay stay with me. Just

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stay on my side. Just continue to offer

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your, you know, your offerings and bring your

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offerings over to me. I expect 5, 6,

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maybe up to 10% on a monthly basis.

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And I aside from that, don't worry.

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This this is what was

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this is what has happened historically all across

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the globe for a very long time regardless

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of what faith you're looking at. This is

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the mentality that has existed everywhere.

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It's just easier that way because any book

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that has any form of teaching within it

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is usually quite rigid and quite strict and

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quite clear and is very functional. But if

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people don't wanna do it,

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it said it to face.

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No. No. Go back. Figure something else.

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You need to change this. This is way

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too hard. What is this? What are these

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10 commandments? How are we gonna do all

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this stuff? I'm not doing this. Go find

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something. Go back. Go back and talk to

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to figure something out. We're not we're not

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doing any of this. It was very too

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hard. They didn't they didn't do it. And

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even when the Musa continued to bring them

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the command, they just decided not to do

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it. And when they found that that was

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the case, they said,

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grant us an idol. He didn't. The moment

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he left, they made a.

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They weren't they wanted something. They need something.

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They need, a middleman, someone who can can

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soften the blow,

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someone who can take off some of the,

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you know, take off the edge of some

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of these rulings to make it a little

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bit more tolerable,

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move things around a little bit, make it

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more suitable for our for us. That's that's

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what that's what why

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looked at or

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accepted. And that's what the Quran is here

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to talk about. In Islam, this is not

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the case.

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The source of ethics and values and principles

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and and and general laws is 1.

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That's it. You take from him exact he

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hears the list. There's no one in the

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middle. There's no one to go to to

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ask for you go and you ask for

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my job is to offer knowledge,

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not to offer exemptions.

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I have to remind people of this every

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once in a while when they ask me

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too many things. Like, do you understand? You're

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not I'm not offering you yani,

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when I offer a fatwa, I'm not offering

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you an exception or a way out. I'm

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just offering you information.

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I'm offering you knowledge. I'm telling you what

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scholars have said. I'm telling you what the

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evidence

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allows for. That's it.

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And then you have to make a decision

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based on that whether you're gonna accept this

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opinion with this amount of knowledge or that

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one, especially when we're talking about contemporary

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issues.

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Old issues that scholars within them have that

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have broken down. You can take an opinion

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for what any of those opinions, you you'll

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be fine. But that's all we're offering, just

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knowledge. I don't have any I don't get

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to I don't have, like, a book where

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I can write down

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exempted in but it's not I I have

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0. It's none of my business. And contemporary

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issues, you carry it. I don't carry it.

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You ask me for my opinion, I give

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you here's the breakdown. Here's the here's the,

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here's the evidence. Now you have to decide.

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If you do it or you accept the

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the the this, this this ruling, you carry

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it.

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I don't carry it for you.

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We carry the old the the simple stuff.

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Yeah. They're ritual based,

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opinion opinions that exist in books of that

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are supported by a 100,000 scholars historically.

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That we can carry.

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If I make wudu I do this before

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this or that before after that is the

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is my wudu. So okay. It's fine. If

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there's a opinion in the books, you don't

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have to. But when it's a new issue,

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no. When it's a contemporary issue, when it's

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controversial, no. No. I explain it to you,

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then you have to choose. You have this

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is the algorithm. You have to you have

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to decide whether this works or it doesn't

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work for you. You have to go back

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and read and say, this makes sense to

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me because your are gonna be asked,

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why did you do this? You can't say,

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well, I spoke to the

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no. No. No. No. You're on your own.

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I have had nothing to do with this.

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I I explained to you the evidence. That's

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it. We just make sure the knowledge is

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is there.

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What people want

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is this model. This model is nicer.

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Just have someone who will have a guy.

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You know?

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Go back to the Middle East. Everyone has

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a guy for something.

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Whatever you want to get done. I have

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a guy. Yeah. What do you need?

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Your car is broken?

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You need a paperwork to get through a

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specific, ministry? I have a guy. He'll take

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care of it.

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Right? We love that. So much fun. So

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much life is so much easy. We feel

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very good about it too.

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You know? You you want to have a

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lot of guys, people who can do stuff

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for you. So you can and it feels

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good. So when it came to, yeah, when

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it came to, judgment and punishment and reward,

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they needed a guy.

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They needed a guy. The prophets were never

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that guy.

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Their prophets did not function as the guy

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who was going to take care of things

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for them. No. The prophet came, explained things,

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all of them.

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Conveyed the message.

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When people came and tried

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to so,

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I mean, me, you take,

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you know, one of a new house? What

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do you what do you mean?

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And the prophets went, no. I need nothing

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from you.

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I don't want money from you.

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I want your time and your commitment.

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Yeah. That that sounds like a lot of

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work.

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Any other arrangement that would work here? No.

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So it becomes people don't like that, so

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they find something else.

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This is it's not just about Islam. Every

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every they're just example that we have in

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the Quran. Every people did the same thing.

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Be careful in your mind to allow that

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to be you.

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Just beware.

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That does not, in any any point, become

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because we all tend to go in that

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direction if we're allowed to or if we

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find a way to do it.

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The relationship is between you and Allah

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directly. He explains

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and you learn and you commit yourself. That's

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it.

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Do not look for aside from him Look

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for an ally in him

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Not not aside from him. Someone who can

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and he water things down a little bit

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for you. Get you. We did this even

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as most of you did this. Look.

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The concept of his of his intercession, alayhis

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salatu wa sallam. One of the most beautiful

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concepts that we have in our jinn is

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Shafa, alayhis salatu wa sallam. It's a beautiful

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thing. He will offer it to his.

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He held on to it. He didn't he

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refused. He refused to make a dua during

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his life that would change anything. That would

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change anything for himself, for the people around

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him whom he loved. He wanted to hold

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on to it so he can make

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for his. So he could say under the

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throne of Allah when he prostrates on the

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day of judgment to say, umati, umati, and

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then this would some be something that we

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all benefit from.

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But it's not, it's not this.

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It's not something that you can say, I

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don't have to

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commit myself.

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It's just, as long as I love him

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or I know him, I'll be fine.

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I'll be fine because he'll he'll do shafa

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for me. That that's not what this is

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for. It's not it's not no one no

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one offers shafa'a,

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except with the permission of Allah.

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It's through his permission.

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Is not interested in offering shafa'a to someone

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who Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala is not permitting

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him to do so.

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Yeah. In his heart, he wants all of

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his to make it to to Jannah. That's

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what he wants,

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But he won't go against Allah

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He will not he will not perform shifa'ah

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for someone that Allah says no.

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And to imagine that that's the case and

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use that as a reason to sit back

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and do nothing

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or have no commitment or have no energy

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towards

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serving Allah

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means that we completely misunderstood this whole story.

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If you truly loved him

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and you're emulating him, then you would have

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very little time in your life to sleep

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because you're trying to keep up with the

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amount of energy that he that he that

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he projected and he that he showed. You

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have very little time to waste because you

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you're trying to you're trying to live the

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way he lived and the way he lived

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is almost impossible to to imitate. No one

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can do what he did

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When When you actually study his life, it's

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not I don't it's hard to understand.

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It's hard to understand someone functioning that way

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on a daily basis all throughout his life.

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It's very, very hard to understand even before

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his prophecy

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It's very difficult.

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If you truly loved him, then that would

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be your lifestyle.

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So we look for ways to water things

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down.

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You shouldn't have done that.

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Is it equal the person who is who

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is who can see and the one who

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is blind?

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Or or is light and darkness equal?

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No. They're not equal. The these situations are

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not equal. The one who can see and

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the one who is walking blind.

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The light and darkness are not see they're

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not similar statuses

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or similar states.

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Or is it they're all questions. These rhetorical

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questions that the prophet

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being told to ask the

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or they gave associates to Allah

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And

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they created

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creations similar to the creation that he created.

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And now they're confused of who is the

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Allah's creation, who is the creation of the

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associates that they claim for him.

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See Allah is the creator of everything. No

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one created anything at all.

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The only one who created is Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala. And everything that you see around

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you and that you ever thought about or

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heard of is his creation.

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And the only thing that's not a creation

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is Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala. And everything that

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you may think is an associate is a

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creation of his Subhanahu wa ta'ala. So they

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can't carry this status of

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associates. And he is the one and only.

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The subduer subhanahu wa ta'ala. And these are

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names some will be talked about and some

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will be talking about over the next, next

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few weeks. And this is the argument he's

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given

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Say, who is the lord of the cosmos

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and fear? Say, it's Allah.

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Then ask them, did you take upon yourselves

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aside from Allah,

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allies that have no ability to bring upon

00:27:03--> 00:27:05

themselves benefit nor harm?

00:27:06--> 00:27:09

Ask them, is the blind and the seeing

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equal?

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Is a state of enlightenment and a state

00:27:12--> 00:27:13

of darkness equal?

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Or is it that they found they they

00:27:15--> 00:27:16

found associates

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to God that created like he did, and

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now they're confused of what is God's creation,

00:27:21--> 00:27:22

what is their what is theirs?

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Say there's only one creator who created everything,

00:27:26--> 00:27:28

and he is the one, and he is

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the subduer, and everything else doesn't.

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They're just

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Everything else are just shadows.

00:27:35--> 00:27:37

Everything. We're just shadows.

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We're just here for a little bit. As

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the hadith of the prophet

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came to him and said

00:27:47--> 00:27:48

tell us about Allah

00:27:51--> 00:27:52

There was a law, and there was nothing

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else. That's it. He said nothing else

00:27:55--> 00:27:57

after that. He gave that statement. He stopped.

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There was Allah, and there's nothing else.

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I don't know if he meant

00:28:02--> 00:28:04

see, if you understand this answer,

00:28:05--> 00:28:06

it's a brilliant answer.

00:28:07--> 00:28:09

Allah is not subject to time,

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so this answer is timeless.

00:28:13--> 00:28:14

The answer is timeless.

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It's a law and nothing else.

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Yeah. Before us, it was a law and

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nothing else.

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And after us, it'll be a law and

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nothing else. And if you really understand it

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all,

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with us here, it's still a law and

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nothing else.

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We're just

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it's just really small

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fraction of existence that we get. We're just

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shadows. We're just here for a little bit.

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The the life is such a little bit.

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So it's so short. It really is. The

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whole story is just really, really short. You're

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here for such a short period of time.

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Just you're offered this opportunity

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to know Allah

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and to understand and to comprehend and to

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and to be subjected to the beauty of

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what Allah

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has made. And you're offered that

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ability

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to see we get distracted by other

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sorry, by by other garbage.

00:29:01--> 00:29:03

We get distracted by all this other stuff

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in life when really just lift your head

00:29:06--> 00:29:08

from all that and just you are offered

00:29:08--> 00:29:09

a very short period of time to know

00:29:09--> 00:29:11

him, to to try and understand,

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to try and comprehend and try to connect

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to him, subhanahu wa ta'ala, and do it

00:29:15--> 00:29:17

quickly because time will run out really, really

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it it ends so so fragile.

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Your life is so far so short,

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and I don't like to bring people down.

00:29:26--> 00:29:27

But I but I work in a in

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a field where it's just you see it

00:29:29--> 00:29:31

all the time. How quickly it can all

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just end?

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You can just

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sometimes I deal with people that don't even

00:29:36--> 00:29:38

have enough time to process it.

00:29:39--> 00:29:41

They don't get enough time to even process

00:29:41--> 00:29:44

the information that was just offered to them.

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They die before they even get like, what

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what what what do you mean?

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What do you mean I have

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and be by the time it they're already

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gone. Life just ends so quickly.

00:29:54--> 00:29:56

We're not here for a long time. We

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don't you're not you're not guaranteed warning signs.

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You're not guaranteed a long a long existence.

00:30:02--> 00:30:04

May Allah grant you all and long lives.

00:30:05--> 00:30:07

Shall I live long and you live well,

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but you're not guaranteed any of it. It

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can all end really quickly. So it's such

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a short period of time, and you just

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have this opportunity to know to know

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Allah You're taking allies aside from him. You're

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you're deciding his associates.

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You're equating someone who sees and someone he's

00:30:21--> 00:30:22

gonna talk about this again.

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I n 19, we're gonna talk about it

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again. This the status of being able to

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see and being blind. He's not talking about

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this is not literal

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blindness and literal abilities. It's it's it's the

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figurative. It's that insight. It's the ability to

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see things for what they are,

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see them for what they are, not just

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see them.

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It's easy to look at something and and

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say that that's a mountain, but you see

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it for what it is. You actually understand

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what that is and where it came from

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and what purpose it serves and what that

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means to you. If you can't say that,

00:30:51--> 00:30:53

it's the it's as if you didn't see

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it. It's as if you didn't see it.

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It doesn't matter. It's like it's not even

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there, allahi, to you. If you don't if

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you can't see things for the reality of

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what they are, and that's what Allah subhanahu

00:31:00--> 00:31:02

wa'ala is saying here. Ask them what what

00:31:02--> 00:31:04

are they doing? They're taking allies. They're taking

00:31:04--> 00:31:05

associates.

00:31:05--> 00:31:07

What are you equating? It's there's one.

00:31:08--> 00:31:10

I created everything. He's. He's.

00:31:10--> 00:31:12

What are you wasting your time doing?

00:31:14--> 00:31:15

Leading to this

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absolutely

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magnificent example

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or a parable that we're going to recite

00:31:21--> 00:31:23

in number 17, we'll move on to that.

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It's a beautiful, beautiful verse. And somebody says,

00:33:03--> 00:33:04

descended from the sky

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water.

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And valleys were filled with this water

00:33:11--> 00:33:12

with a certain amount.

00:33:13--> 00:33:15

Is a certain is a is a designated

00:33:15--> 00:33:16

or assigned amount

00:33:17--> 00:33:17

depending

00:33:18--> 00:33:21

on variables that we don't necessarily understand nor

00:33:21--> 00:33:21

are they explained

00:33:22--> 00:33:24

in this area. But he says that every

00:33:24--> 00:33:26

valley will carry whatever amount of water that

00:33:26--> 00:33:28

was assigned for it to carry based on

00:33:28--> 00:33:28

its capacity.

00:33:32--> 00:33:35

Something is now liquid. It's moving in liquid

00:33:35--> 00:33:37

or valleys. So now you have rivers that

00:33:37--> 00:33:39

are running in valleys with a certain amount

00:33:39--> 00:33:39

of water.

00:33:42--> 00:33:45

Sail the river now. And this the river

00:33:45--> 00:33:47

as it runs, it starts to carry upon

00:33:47--> 00:33:48

itself froth

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or slag or scum, whatever you want it.

00:33:51--> 00:33:53

It's zebed. Zebed is just something that is,

00:33:54--> 00:33:55

that you can see,

00:33:55--> 00:33:57

you can touch, but has no essence to

00:33:57--> 00:34:00

it. There's nothing. It's it's it's it has

00:34:00--> 00:34:02

no value whatsoever. It does not make things

00:34:02--> 00:34:04

better. It does not make things worse. It's

00:34:04--> 00:34:06

just it's just something that's apparent

00:34:06--> 00:34:08

that that has really no no meaning to

00:34:08--> 00:34:10

it. That's what is.

00:34:13--> 00:34:15

A froth that sits on on the surface.

00:34:15--> 00:34:17

So on the surface of it.

00:34:17--> 00:34:19

And then he says he gives another example.

00:34:21--> 00:34:22

And from what they

00:34:23--> 00:34:24

try and melt,

00:34:24--> 00:34:25

with fire,

00:34:25--> 00:34:26

is when they turn on.

00:34:27--> 00:34:29

When they they turn on fire under it.

00:34:32--> 00:34:33

In trying to make for themselves

00:34:34--> 00:34:34

adornments,

00:34:37--> 00:34:38

jewelry.

00:34:42--> 00:34:45

There's as well. When people when they take,

00:34:45--> 00:34:47

small nuggets of, of

00:34:47--> 00:34:49

of gold and they put and and they

00:34:49--> 00:34:52

subject it to high temperatures of fire, then

00:34:52--> 00:34:54

it melts. And when it melts, it carries

00:34:54--> 00:34:55

on top of on the surface a little

00:34:55--> 00:34:58

bit of froth as well. It's different than

00:34:58--> 00:35:00

the froth that the that the sail that

00:35:00--> 00:35:02

the river is carrying, but it's still froth.

00:35:02--> 00:35:03

It's still slag. It's still nothing that has

00:35:03--> 00:35:06

any essence to it. The, blacksmith will

00:35:06--> 00:35:08

scoop up the froth and throw it away.

00:35:08--> 00:35:08

And

00:35:10--> 00:35:12

therefore, meaning froth like the other one. The

00:35:12--> 00:35:14

same same thing. He's He's giving 2 examples

00:35:14--> 00:35:16

so it doesn't so that this

00:35:16--> 00:35:18

does not become specific to water.

00:35:18--> 00:35:20

So it doesn't so we don't so no

00:35:20--> 00:35:22

one can understand this verse and just focus

00:35:22--> 00:35:24

on this is only no. No. It's not

00:35:24--> 00:35:26

it's not just about, water. This is in

00:35:26--> 00:35:27

in life, there's a lot of examples like

00:35:27--> 00:35:30

this, where there's essence and there's froth.

00:35:30--> 00:35:32

There's something that is useless. It seems to

00:35:32--> 00:35:34

always find its way to the surface. So

00:35:34--> 00:35:36

it's the first thing you see, but it's

00:35:36--> 00:35:38

really meaningless as there's nothing to it. Happens

00:35:38--> 00:35:38

a lot.

00:35:42--> 00:35:44

It is this parable that Allah

00:35:44--> 00:35:46

gives to righteousness

00:35:46--> 00:35:47

and falsehood.

00:35:48--> 00:35:49

This is the parable he uses

00:35:50--> 00:35:52

when he wants you to learn it.

00:35:53--> 00:35:54

Righteousness and for falsehood,

00:35:55--> 00:35:56

the concept

00:35:57--> 00:35:58

of of water or gold

00:35:59--> 00:36:01

and the froth on top.

00:36:02--> 00:36:03

The froth that just sits there.

00:36:04--> 00:36:06

It's the first thing you see.

00:36:06--> 00:36:08

It looks like since it's on top, it

00:36:08--> 00:36:09

has some superiority,

00:36:11--> 00:36:11

but it's

00:36:12--> 00:36:12

meaningless.

00:36:13--> 00:36:14

As for the prophet,

00:36:16--> 00:36:17

it goes

00:36:18--> 00:36:20

without anyone knowing exactly where it ends up.

00:36:20--> 00:36:22

Jufa means it doesn't matter.

00:36:23--> 00:36:25

It's useless. It's just it gets lost somewhere.

00:36:25--> 00:36:27

No one keeps track of it. No one's

00:36:27--> 00:36:28

keeping track of the

00:36:29--> 00:36:30

on on the,

00:36:31--> 00:36:33

on the surface of of, of the water

00:36:33--> 00:36:35

of a river. No one's keeping track of

00:36:35--> 00:36:37

the of the zabad on the surface of,

00:36:37--> 00:36:39

of gold. It's just scooped up and thrown

00:36:39--> 00:36:40

away, and then the focus is on how

00:36:40--> 00:36:42

many carats is this. How big is it

00:36:42--> 00:36:44

going to look be? How beautiful is it

00:36:44--> 00:36:46

going to look? No one cares. No one

00:36:46--> 00:36:47

keeps track of that.

00:36:47--> 00:36:48

It goes it goes meaninglessly,

00:36:49--> 00:36:50

uselessly.

00:36:53--> 00:36:53

However,

00:36:54--> 00:36:56

all that which is beneficial

00:36:56--> 00:36:57

to people,

00:36:57--> 00:36:59

he uses the word here.

00:36:59--> 00:37:02

Any everything that is beneficial to people,

00:37:03--> 00:37:05

it stays on earth, meaning it's tracked.

00:37:06--> 00:37:08

It's observed. The water goes right down to

00:37:08--> 00:37:10

the roots of the trees, and the gold

00:37:10--> 00:37:12

is taken by people and they benefit from

00:37:12--> 00:37:12

it.

00:37:15--> 00:37:17

It is like this that Allah gives you

00:37:17--> 00:37:17

parables.

00:37:18--> 00:37:20

He wants you to think about this.

00:37:21--> 00:37:22

He wants you not to be fooled

00:37:23--> 00:37:24

by the superficial

00:37:25--> 00:37:26

existence

00:37:26--> 00:37:27

of the froth.

00:37:28--> 00:37:30

Doesn't want you to be taken by the

00:37:30--> 00:37:31

falsehood.

00:37:31--> 00:37:33

It may be on the surface. It may

00:37:33--> 00:37:35

seem like it's

00:37:35--> 00:37:36

the first thing you see.

00:37:37--> 00:37:39

It's it's flashy. It's up there,

00:37:39--> 00:37:42

but it's meaningless. It's empty. It has no

00:37:42--> 00:37:45

essence. It's nothing. It will get lost very,

00:37:45--> 00:37:45

very quickly.

00:37:46--> 00:37:46

It's what

00:37:47--> 00:37:50

benefits people. It's that it's that righteousness that

00:37:50--> 00:37:53

benefits people that will stay that will stay,

00:37:53--> 00:37:55

that will act that will that will linger

00:37:55--> 00:37:57

and stick around, and its benefit will continue.

00:37:57--> 00:37:59

And the froth is going to be forgotten

00:37:59--> 00:38:01

about, and no one's gonna follow-up with it.

00:38:01--> 00:38:03

And that's what Balkan is in this world.

00:38:03--> 00:38:04

It's just a froth.

00:38:05--> 00:38:08

Scum. It doesn't matter. It's gone it's gonna

00:38:08--> 00:38:09

get it's going to get lost.

00:38:09--> 00:38:12

If you're taken by it, if you focus

00:38:12--> 00:38:13

on it because it's the thing that you

00:38:13--> 00:38:14

see first

00:38:14--> 00:38:16

and you judge everything based on it. If

00:38:16--> 00:38:18

someone looks at the gold

00:38:18--> 00:38:19

and they see that

00:38:20--> 00:38:21

dark

00:38:21--> 00:38:23

slag on top, and they look at it

00:38:23--> 00:38:25

and they say that's that's and they and

00:38:25--> 00:38:28

they judge the whole process based on it,

00:38:28--> 00:38:30

and they make decisions based on that, missing

00:38:30--> 00:38:33

the fact that there is gold under it,

00:38:33--> 00:38:34

then everything they're going to do is going

00:38:34--> 00:38:35

to be wrong.

00:38:36--> 00:38:38

Everything they do, every decision they make, every

00:38:38--> 00:38:39

choice that they make is going to be

00:38:39--> 00:38:41

wrong. If you look at the river and

00:38:41--> 00:38:43

you see the froth, they say, oh, look

00:38:43--> 00:38:44

at that froth. And you judge the river

00:38:44--> 00:38:46

based on the froth on top,

00:38:47--> 00:38:49

then you're missing out on what's actually happening

00:38:49--> 00:38:52

here. You're missing out on the actual process.

00:38:52--> 00:38:54

So today, as we look at the world

00:38:54--> 00:38:55

and we see the

00:38:55--> 00:38:57

and we see clearly

00:38:57--> 00:38:58

taking

00:38:59--> 00:39:01

the world by by by by the reins.

00:39:01--> 00:39:02

Yeah.

00:39:03--> 00:39:05

Holding the the bull by the horns. And

00:39:05--> 00:39:07

if you focus on that, and that becomes

00:39:07--> 00:39:09

what is interesting to us or impressive to

00:39:09--> 00:39:11

us, Or we think that that is the

00:39:11--> 00:39:13

reality of existence, or we think that that

00:39:13--> 00:39:16

we are losing sight of what Haqq is.

00:39:16--> 00:39:19

Haqq underlies all of that. Haqq is much

00:39:19--> 00:39:22

more powerful than Balkan. It just requires a

00:39:22--> 00:39:24

little of time. It just requires those who

00:39:24--> 00:39:26

are willing to stand for it, those who

00:39:26--> 00:39:27

are willing to carry it, those who are

00:39:27--> 00:39:29

willing to live by it. And then once

00:39:29--> 00:39:31

people do that, all of this battle will

00:39:31--> 00:39:34

be as if it never existed ever. It'll

00:39:34--> 00:39:36

be something that's completely forgotten.

00:39:36--> 00:39:38

But the problem is that people get too

00:39:38--> 00:39:40

too caught up with the with the with

00:39:40--> 00:39:41

the appearance of Al Baqal.

00:39:42--> 00:39:44

And it can be scary sometimes. And it

00:39:44--> 00:39:45

can be

00:39:46--> 00:39:48

misleading sometimes. It's an illusion that we see

00:39:48--> 00:39:50

that will bother us for a moment because

00:39:50--> 00:39:52

it's there. And it seems like it's powerful,

00:39:52--> 00:39:53

but it's not. It's

00:39:54--> 00:39:56

It's. It's nothing. And it soon and it

00:39:56--> 00:39:58

will soon on its own cease to exist.

00:39:59--> 00:40:00

It's just do you have the ability to

00:40:00--> 00:40:02

see the underlying haqq that is there and

00:40:02--> 00:40:05

what that means? Are you able to continue

00:40:05--> 00:40:07

to hold on to it and to and

00:40:07--> 00:40:09

to bring it forward? What you're not going

00:40:09--> 00:40:10

to bring the water

00:40:11--> 00:40:13

into the trees because there's zebed on

00:40:13--> 00:40:15

it. Because there's froth, you decide that the

00:40:15--> 00:40:17

water is not important. Because of the froth,

00:40:17--> 00:40:19

you're not gonna you don't want the gold

00:40:19--> 00:40:20

anymore. No.

00:40:21--> 00:40:23

With the water, with the gold, that froth

00:40:23--> 00:40:27

will come. With there will be always lingering

00:40:27--> 00:40:29

around trying to get itself ahead. Ignore it.

00:40:29--> 00:40:30

It's not important.

00:40:30--> 00:40:32

Soon it will cease to exist. You hold

00:40:32--> 00:40:34

on to the that exists there.

00:40:34--> 00:40:36

Even if for a moment it seems like

00:40:36--> 00:40:37

has the upper hand, it doesn't.

00:40:38--> 00:40:40

And if you end up turning your back

00:40:40--> 00:40:41

on all of it because you because the

00:40:41--> 00:40:43

bothers you, you lose

00:40:45--> 00:40:48

It benefits people. It's meaningful. It leaves

00:40:48--> 00:40:50

it has an impact on on on people's

00:40:50--> 00:40:51

lives.

00:40:53--> 00:40:54

What you carry in your hand what I

00:40:54--> 00:40:55

carry in my hand is the ultimate

00:40:56--> 00:40:57

This is

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the. People benefit from this. If people live

00:41:00--> 00:41:01

by it, they benefit from it. There are

00:41:01--> 00:41:03

so many people who don't know anything about

00:41:03--> 00:41:04

it. But if they were to know something

00:41:04--> 00:41:06

about it and they followed it, it'd be

00:41:06--> 00:41:07

beneficial to them. It would change their lives.

00:41:07--> 00:41:09

It would make their lives way better.

00:41:10--> 00:41:12

But who's going to do this? Who's going

00:41:12--> 00:41:14

to make sure that this haqq arrives where

00:41:14--> 00:41:16

it needs to? That's a whole different story.

00:41:16--> 00:41:18

That's a whole different problem that we're not

00:41:18--> 00:41:21

even remotely close to fixing. This is the

00:41:21--> 00:41:22

parable he gives

00:41:23--> 00:41:25

Do not be fooled

00:41:26--> 00:41:27

by the superficial

00:41:28--> 00:41:29

existence of

00:41:29--> 00:41:30

that is temporary

00:41:31--> 00:41:33

and that is meaningless and that doesn't do

00:41:33--> 00:41:36

anything. And focus on the haqq that exists

00:41:36--> 00:41:38

in the essence that will be there and

00:41:38--> 00:41:40

always will be there and will be beneficial.

00:41:41--> 00:41:43

Just find a way to hold on to

00:41:43--> 00:41:44

it yourself or recite which I'll learn more

00:41:44--> 00:41:45

and then we'll get going.

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He says

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for those who respond to Allah

00:42:46--> 00:42:48

they get the They get the best of

00:42:48--> 00:42:51

everything. And we talked to the word, the

00:42:51--> 00:42:53

Hassan is excellence, and Hassan is is good

00:42:54--> 00:42:57

in contrast to evil. And Husna is the

00:42:57--> 00:42:57

best.

00:42:59--> 00:43:00

Usna is the ultimate best.

00:43:04--> 00:43:06

Those who respond to Allah will only get

00:43:06--> 00:43:07

the best. That's the

00:43:08--> 00:43:08

That's

00:43:09--> 00:43:11

the On top, there's a lot of difficulty.

00:43:11--> 00:43:14

There's a lot of of challenges, obstacles. That's

00:43:14--> 00:43:14

the froth.

00:43:15--> 00:43:16

That's the froth.

00:43:16--> 00:43:19

These difficulties and challenges and and hardships and

00:43:19--> 00:43:21

that's the froth. If that if you that's

00:43:21--> 00:43:23

all you see, then you didn't see the

00:43:23--> 00:43:25

Haqq that underlies it. You didn't see the

00:43:25--> 00:43:28

Haqq that underlies all of that. The Haqq

00:43:28--> 00:43:30

that underlies is that those who respond to

00:43:30--> 00:43:32

their lord will find the.

00:43:32--> 00:43:34

They will find the best of everything. That's

00:43:34--> 00:43:37

what's waiting for them. That's the that underlies

00:43:37--> 00:43:37

it all.

00:43:38--> 00:43:40

Yes. On top, it's it comes with with

00:43:40--> 00:43:43

sacrifice and commitment and grit and work and

00:43:43--> 00:43:46

difficulties and and rejection and failure. That's that's

00:43:46--> 00:43:48

that's what's on top, but that all goes

00:43:48--> 00:43:49

away.

00:43:49--> 00:43:51

You don't carry any of that with you

00:43:51--> 00:43:53

in life. No one sits here remembering.

00:43:55--> 00:43:57

No one in their sixties sits around remembering

00:43:57--> 00:43:59

every difficulty and every challenge and every they

00:43:59--> 00:44:01

remember what they were able to do at

00:44:01--> 00:44:03

the end. What they were able to achieve,

00:44:03--> 00:44:05

how far they got,

00:44:05--> 00:44:05

how

00:44:06--> 00:44:08

hard they pushed. That's what they're in because

00:44:08--> 00:44:08

that's the

00:44:09--> 00:44:11

the difficulties that came. You forget about most

00:44:11--> 00:44:13

of them. You don't remember even. Someone will

00:44:13--> 00:44:15

come and remind you, remember that time when

00:44:15--> 00:44:16

it was and you go, yeah. That was

00:44:16--> 00:44:17

a very hard time in my life. They

00:44:17--> 00:44:19

don't even remember that occurred to begin with.

00:44:19--> 00:44:21

They do remember, however, that they persevered and

00:44:21--> 00:44:22

they

00:44:22--> 00:44:24

stuck to to what they were doing and

00:44:24--> 00:44:26

they ended up being able to achieve something

00:44:26--> 00:44:26

for themselves.

00:44:27--> 00:44:29

Because in our lives, the froth is forgotten

00:44:29--> 00:44:31

too. You forget about it. What you remember

00:44:31--> 00:44:33

is what matters. That's what you remember at

00:44:33--> 00:44:34

the end. Remember what you what you were

00:44:34--> 00:44:36

able to achieve if anything was achievable for

00:44:36--> 00:44:37

you.

00:44:37--> 00:44:39

If you get caught up with the zebed

00:44:39--> 00:44:41

and that's all you think about if all

00:44:41--> 00:44:42

you're thinking about is how is how you

00:44:42--> 00:44:45

got screwed. Forgive me. Or how you got

00:44:45--> 00:44:47

honey conned or you got fooled or how

00:44:47--> 00:44:48

life didn't give you the hand that you

00:44:48--> 00:44:50

wanted or how when you I mean, when

00:44:50--> 00:44:51

you work towards something, it didn't happen, so

00:44:51--> 00:44:53

you spent the rest of your life upset.

00:44:54--> 00:44:56

People drink themselves through life because they lost

00:44:56--> 00:44:57

on an opportunity.

00:44:58--> 00:45:00

That's being focused on the it's a fraud.

00:45:00--> 00:45:02

What are you doing? Focus on the work.

00:45:02--> 00:45:03

Just keep on doing keep on moving. Just

00:45:03--> 00:45:05

keep on moving. Just get up again and

00:45:05--> 00:45:07

try again. Eventually, things will work out to

00:45:07--> 00:45:08

a point where you'll see the haqq, and

00:45:08--> 00:45:10

you'll be able to enjoy it.

00:45:10--> 00:45:11

That's

00:45:14--> 00:45:16

the Respond to your lord. He'll give you

00:45:16--> 00:45:18

That's the Everything else is broth.

00:45:19--> 00:45:21

It's meaningless. All the other stuff, it it

00:45:21--> 00:45:21

goes away.

00:45:22--> 00:45:24

Who who who in Jannah is is remembering

00:45:26--> 00:45:29

the difficulties and the challenges and the hardships

00:45:29--> 00:45:31

and the misfortunes. No one is. No one.

00:45:31--> 00:45:33

No one in China is wasting time remembering

00:45:33--> 00:45:36

how how how hard it was. No. They're

00:45:36--> 00:45:38

focused on what they the the hap that

00:45:38--> 00:45:40

they're that they're subjected to. They're subjected to

00:45:40--> 00:45:42

the ultimate hap there, the the beauty of

00:45:42--> 00:45:44

it. They don't remember any of that stuff

00:45:44--> 00:45:45

because that was froth.

00:45:45--> 00:45:47

They knew it. Because they knew that, they

00:45:47--> 00:45:48

were able to get there. And if they

00:45:48--> 00:45:49

don't know that and if you don't know

00:45:49--> 00:45:51

that, then you won't get there.

00:45:53--> 00:45:54

And those who didn't respond to him.

00:45:56--> 00:45:57

If they owned everything

00:45:58--> 00:45:59

within the earth.

00:46:00--> 00:46:01

If they owned the earth.

00:46:02--> 00:46:05

Everything that exists on earth, all of them,

00:46:05--> 00:46:07

the loot, all the bounty on earth, if

00:46:07--> 00:46:08

they owned it all.

00:46:09--> 00:46:11

And they had another earth right beside it,

00:46:11--> 00:46:12

and they owned everything in that one as

00:46:12--> 00:46:13

well.

00:46:14--> 00:46:16

They would offer it as ransom for themselves

00:46:16--> 00:46:17

from punishment

00:46:19--> 00:46:22

because that would be the froth, wouldn't it?

00:46:23--> 00:46:25

You own some things in Dunia. You had

00:46:25--> 00:46:26

a house. You had a car.

00:46:27--> 00:46:29

Let's say you're really rich. You own, like,

00:46:29--> 00:46:30

huge pieces of property.

00:46:32--> 00:46:33

Doesn't mean anything.

00:46:34--> 00:46:36

That's just a fraud. That's just it's gonna

00:46:36--> 00:46:38

go very soon because soon you're gonna die,

00:46:38--> 00:46:40

and then your your heirs will take the

00:46:40--> 00:46:42

inheritance and then their heir will take their

00:46:42--> 00:46:43

inheritance and then they'll sell the whole property

00:46:43--> 00:46:44

and go and someone else will live in

00:46:44--> 00:46:45

your no one cares.

00:46:46--> 00:46:47

What do you think I care who lived

00:46:47--> 00:46:48

in my house,

00:46:49--> 00:46:50

just say when it was built?

00:46:51--> 00:46:53

I will look it up in, a day.

00:46:53--> 00:46:54

I don't care We lived in my house

00:46:54--> 00:46:56

before, but it doesn't matter to me.

00:46:57--> 00:46:58

He probably has a lot of memories in

00:46:58--> 00:47:00

this house. If I walk around and say,

00:47:00--> 00:47:01

ah, this is where my first son was

00:47:01--> 00:47:03

born. This is where I I don't care.

00:47:03--> 00:47:05

It means nothing to me. And when I

00:47:05--> 00:47:07

die, he won't care either. Whoever comes next

00:47:07--> 00:47:08

won't care about me or what I did.

00:47:09--> 00:47:10

But the question is, do I care?

00:47:11--> 00:47:12

Do I care? Do I think this house

00:47:12--> 00:47:14

is is this is it?

00:47:14--> 00:47:15

This is the most important thing that I

00:47:15--> 00:47:17

have? I have to focus on this? I

00:47:17--> 00:47:18

have to love this? I have to cherish?

00:47:19--> 00:47:21

Only as a Ni'amah from Allah. Only as

00:47:21--> 00:47:22

seeing it as this is your blessing. So

00:47:22--> 00:47:24

I cherish it because it's your blessing. Means

00:47:24--> 00:47:25

nothing to me though. You take it. You

00:47:25--> 00:47:27

want some give me something. What matters is

00:47:27--> 00:47:29

what comes later. If I owned because on

00:47:29--> 00:47:31

the day of judgment, if I owned 2

00:47:31--> 00:47:33

earths worth of property, I would say take

00:47:33--> 00:47:33

it.

00:47:34--> 00:47:35

Just don't let me see

00:47:37--> 00:47:38

I just don't wanna be

00:47:51--> 00:47:53

They get to see it. So when they

00:47:53--> 00:47:55

see it, they start offering.

00:47:56--> 00:47:58

They start offering the the ransom from punishment.

00:47:59--> 00:48:01

They offer their children. Here. Take my kids.

00:48:01--> 00:48:01

Burn them.

00:48:03--> 00:48:04

Not enough? Here, take my spouse.

00:48:05--> 00:48:06

Here are my siblings.

00:48:07--> 00:48:09

Here's my family, my tribe.

00:48:09--> 00:48:12

Here's everyone on earth. Here, burn all them.

00:48:12--> 00:48:13

Just not me.

00:48:14--> 00:48:15

And the answer is kallallahu. What did this

00:48:15--> 00:48:16

person see?

00:48:17--> 00:48:19

What did this person see that caused them

00:48:19--> 00:48:20

to react in such

00:48:20--> 00:48:21

a

00:48:21--> 00:48:23

horrible way? It's a horrible way.

00:48:24--> 00:48:25

Do you notice in this verse he didn't

00:48:25--> 00:48:27

talk he doesn't talk about parents.

00:48:27--> 00:48:29

Right? Do you notice that? Didn't talk about

00:48:29--> 00:48:31

parents. Why? Because that would be At that

00:48:31--> 00:48:33

point, they understand that they they can't do

00:48:33--> 00:48:35

that. They can't offer their parents as to

00:48:35--> 00:48:37

that that will make Allah even more upset.

00:48:37--> 00:48:39

It will it it will end it will

00:48:39--> 00:48:40

bring upon themselves Allah's wrath even more so

00:48:40--> 00:48:42

they don't say their parents. They'll run away

00:48:42--> 00:48:43

from them.

00:48:45--> 00:48:46

They'll run away from them. That's fine. But

00:48:46--> 00:48:47

they won't offer them because, you know, that

00:48:47--> 00:48:49

that's that's I know that's a lie, and

00:48:49--> 00:48:50

I can't I can't do that. But they'll

00:48:50--> 00:48:52

offer everyone else here. Take them all. Burn

00:48:52--> 00:48:54

them all. Just just not me.

00:48:54--> 00:48:56

If you had 2 pieces of earth 2

00:48:56--> 00:48:59

earths, here, take it. That's froth because that

00:48:59--> 00:49:01

was all froth. That meant nothing.

00:49:01--> 00:49:03

What you owned, what you had, your possessions,

00:49:03--> 00:49:05

it means nothing. It's nothing. It's it was

00:49:05--> 00:49:06

here it's with it's in your hands for

00:49:06--> 00:49:08

for a few days. Nothing if you taken

00:49:08--> 00:49:10

away, given someone else. So while the time

00:49:10--> 00:49:11

is in your but through the time is

00:49:11--> 00:49:13

in your hand, use the see the within

00:49:13--> 00:49:15

it. The within it is the benefit that

00:49:15--> 00:49:16

it brings to others.

00:49:16--> 00:49:18

It's the fact that it's a nirma from

00:49:18--> 00:49:19

Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala that must be used

00:49:19--> 00:49:21

according to his law. That should be used

00:49:21--> 00:49:23

in a way that pleases him. That's the

00:49:24--> 00:49:26

The ownership of it isn't. The ownership of

00:49:26--> 00:49:27

it is meaningless.

00:49:27--> 00:49:29

Very soon, it won't be yours. And even

00:49:29--> 00:49:31

if it were, and you had million time,

00:49:31--> 00:49:33

a million fold over of owners of ownership

00:49:33--> 00:49:34

on things, on the day of judgement when

00:49:34--> 00:49:36

no one when no one owns anything, you're

00:49:36--> 00:49:38

the only one who owns stuff, and you

00:49:38--> 00:49:40

offered it as ransom, it would be refused

00:49:40--> 00:49:40

and rejected.

00:49:41--> 00:49:42

It's rejected.

00:49:42--> 00:49:44

This is what this understand the exam this

00:49:44--> 00:49:45

is why this example in the Quran is

00:49:45--> 00:49:47

so powerful. Because he's saying to you, don't

00:49:47--> 00:49:49

get don't be fooled by by the meaningless

00:49:49--> 00:49:51

pieces, which is the stuff that we usually

00:49:51--> 00:49:53

end up most of our lives running after

00:49:53--> 00:49:55

and holding on and cultivating and and

00:49:56--> 00:49:57

focus on what actually matters.

00:49:58--> 00:49:59

Where is your house? Is it in Duniya?

00:49:59--> 00:50:01

Or is it the house that is waiting

00:50:01--> 00:50:01

for you?

00:50:02--> 00:50:04

Which is the one that you're beautifying? Which

00:50:04--> 00:50:06

is the one that that you're holding on

00:50:06--> 00:50:07

to and making sure is there? This one

00:50:07--> 00:50:08

or that one?

00:50:09--> 00:50:09

This one.

00:50:11--> 00:50:13

Yeah. Yeah. It's it's just not. Just

00:50:13--> 00:50:15

you know, you you you know that.

00:50:16--> 00:50:18

Deep inside, we know that it's just hard.

00:50:22--> 00:50:24

Those ones for them is the is the

00:50:24--> 00:50:27

difficult upon so except the worst the worst

00:50:27--> 00:50:27

judgment.

00:50:29--> 00:50:31

And their final destination will be the hellfire.

00:50:32--> 00:50:33

And what a horrible place to

00:50:34--> 00:50:36

go. What a horrible place to be is

00:50:36--> 00:50:37

what he's saying. So why would you go

00:50:37--> 00:50:39

there? Why would you allow anything in this

00:50:39--> 00:50:42

world take you there? May Allah grant us

00:50:42--> 00:50:45

mean, I'll end with us.

00:50:42--> 00:50:45

mean, I'll end with us.