Understanding Eman #01

Adnan Rajeh


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AI: Summary © The speakers emphasize the importance of avoiding mistakes and bringing to life two things that may seem opposites in the spiritual and materialistic world. They use examples such as avoiding hateful behavior and educating oneself on Darthena's "opposites" and the "byproductive" approach to the world. They also discuss the mirrored reality of the universe and how it relates to spiritual experiences, citing examples such as the mirrored mirror of the universe and the "opposites."
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We begin actually, the explanation of the fear of sorting Hadid,

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which is the final Surah within this cluster, from the pastoral Hadid. And then once we're done, Hadid will begin with a new with a new cluster of solos and Majah dilla. I don't know if I'm going to actually be able to finish this sooner before Ramadan probably won't, probably won't, we probably will kind of cut off somewhere mid sutra, Hadith and then continue whatever's left us with the heading after Ramadan, just due to the fact we don't have enough time. So the hadith is the final one, all of the students before if you've been following along at all, or listening to what I'm talking about,

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I've offered comparisons have just put options, one thing versus the other. And these comparisons are very important for you as a Muslim, you have to make choices and the choices began with the cost very, in a very generalized manner where you either choose righteousness that takes you to Jannah to name or you choose falsehood and takes you elsewhere. And that's what the Variax specifies a little bit and it's full and focuses on whether you understand that you are purposeful meaning you have purpose and you have aim versus just walking around aimlessly. So the thought of specialized is a little bit more and asked the question you live with guidance or do you live just based on whatever

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you it comes to mind or you just walk around kind of without any source of actual guidance to the nature master? The question is a little more specialized. Do you make decisions based on certainty of knowledge that comes from an authentic source? Or do you base it on whims and desires and assumptions to two cameras with Rama and both asked you the question all that you have in your life? Are you thankful? Or are you going to allow it to backfire? Are you thankful? Are you gonna allow it to be taken away? Because what you have is what you got you have to either see it in a way where you're gonna show gratitude or it's gonna be taken away. And so to come around my Isha looked at

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that from a little bit of a different

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angle, sort of

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asked you the question, what type of person are you going to be on the Day of Judgment? Here are the options either Makara Rabin, or US Hi, Billy Amin are US Hi Mishima. So to Hadid The last way you can say well that we're done. Isn't that the end of it? Yeah, pretty much is Mr. has one more curveball to throw.

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So he is not going to offer you an option to to have you they say you need two things that may seem that they don't work together. It may seem that they are opposites. When I talked every other source before, they're kind of opposites, either guidance or misguidance. There's there's nothing in between either certainty of knowledge.

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authentic sources or assumptions, desires and whims. There's nothing they're opposites, either 90 purposefulness, or aimlessness, there's really nothing about the same thing, either mcaren aminos have been Immunosorbent Shima, there's nothing in between. So today is going to talk about a little bit differently, gonna tell you that in order for you to achieve what you've looked for, you need to bring to your life, two things that may seem to be to you to be opposites. And then you have to harness them appropriately together. He talks about spirituality, and talks about materialism, and it brings them together as two opposites that exist in the world. And that's why it's called sutra

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Hadid, iron iron is the is what our materialistic existence started with us from utilizing art and being able to build those railroads started out nice where this kind of started from. And so this is gonna be the sort of that has the most, or the most profound, any reference to spirituality that you've ever heard, you probably already know the I that I'm talking about. Because if you recited it before, if you've done it, you haven't done it, do it, which I should have read over the next couple of weeks and try to get a sense of what I'm talking about. But it starts out by pointing out the essence of who Allah subhanaw taala is, these verses at the beginning of the Hadith are some of the

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most powerful verses in the Quran. And I grew up being taught by my teachers to recite these verses at least once or twice a day, from the gate from number one to six. They just described for you Allah subhanaw taala in the form of opposites, in the form of things that are opposing one another. And each verse will talk about something where there's a little bit it seems like it's opposing, like for our simple human mind, you look at it, this sounds like an opposing but it's actually not. And if you understand that, that's how Allah subhanaw taala is a little bit He's different than what you comprehend or what you imagine things to be, then you can understand why it is that inside of

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you. There has to be a certain degree of appreciation of your spirituality and your spiritual existence and your materialistic one. If you decide to ignore either of these two

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things don't work out. If you decide that I'm going to be exclusively spiritual, spiritual, then things will not work and if you decide to be exclusively materialistic, well, we've seen how that works. That doesn't work out either. And I've seen both examples I've seen people who are fully spiritual they have nothing they know they don't do any is not even a part of the equation. They're not even utilizing it for what it needs to be utilized for.

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That doesn't work that causes weakness that causes failure. And he obviously the opposite, which is what we are struggling with today, which is that consumerism, mentality, this materialistic existence that we have. And that is very unfulfilling. And it's bringing upon us so many problems, and we don't even know where to begin. The world is on cocaine, basically, the globe, the globe is just consuming, so much, so quickly go on and on with no with no reflection, with no breaks in sight with nothing. And it is used to have gears in a car, like the gearbox is broken, and there's no brakes, and we're just kind of we don't even know where we're headed. And I wonder what people say,

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no matter what, there's no matter how many scientists stand and say, You are literally boiling yourselves, no one cares. We'll just eat and take and just keep on you just keep on doing it. And this tells you that we're out of things are out of control, the materialistic approach that we have taken to this world, to our lives and to the globe, is just out of control. And we don't seem to see we don't nothing Nothing makes I'm not listening to anything. No one is no one is not the humans are on the planet don't don't care anymore, they're willing to continue to burn down all we're burning down the lungs of the spine. When you look at the planet you look at you look at the world and look

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at if you study if you study medicine, the world looks exactly like what the human body looks on the inside this looks like these forests, it looks like lungs, there is big lungs with these rivers running between them. That's exactly how your lungs look, by the way, it's just It looks exactly the same and the more we burn of them and the more we cut down and the more we the more the less the less this will be a living the less this planet will be a living organism honestly. And I don't know I don't know how we're going to really defend all of this on the Day of Judgment in terms of our behaviors, but it definitely hits a Yanni it hits the really sensitive nerve. And it doesn't

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majestically just beautifully the whole sword is just amazing. I love it. It's my one of my favorite stories to do with the fear of and trying to sell it a little bit for you so that you continue to attend inshallah with us. We won't finish it before Ramadan. So you'll have to kind of accept that suspense and so because actually the last part is probably the most intriguing, but we'll probably do it sometime after Ramadan. But let's actually begin with reciting the first maybe six verses or five or four, whatever we can get through. We're going to talk about Allah subhanaw taala it's really interesting all go back to the sutras we recited from puff up till now, right? Think about

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them for a moment. Which of these students above they're here to pour? Right? And I'm thinking about them if you know them by heart and shoulder you haven't you've been memorizing or you've memorized them at some point. It'll come out of Rama and work out which of these students talked to began and described Allah subhanaw taala in detail.

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None of them did. The closest we have is sort of Rama and that began with his name subhanaw taala his blessing named the name that is our biggest blessing in our lives, which is eels ramen, but that's it. It moved on. I live in Corona, California, I talked about talked about bounties. But then look at these six verses, it's detailed. You like, Oh, yeah. Subhanallah there's a lot of students like that in the US to come correct. None of them like this. Go look at them. None of them like this. All of them just have one verse that describes God Subhanallah he might be similar to what would I see? Again, one of the fragility Annika from Africa just moves on subhanaw taala same thing,

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that sort of thing. Jomar you said gorilla in

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the medical for those who already Vida you move on to the concept. Every store is like that. It's always at the oven, so it's a little soft, all the same. And then you continue to Hadid and no, Hadid offers us some of the most interesting descriptions of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the form of almost comparisons, I don't wanna say comparisons but

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conceptual comparisons for our minds, let's put it that way. But they're descriptions of the Almighty and the divine himself subhanaw taala recite them hopefully you'll find some benefit in in the meaning of these verses and if you love them, like I do, Inshallah, you'll start reciting them on a daily basis just to remind yourself of who Allah subhanaw taala is everyone will be learning he Nina shame on your roadie.

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Bismillah here Walkman you're walking

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step by Holly Hema is T well are we well who well as easel hockey team

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so the difference between this idea that you're looking at and the other ones that exist and this used to come so when you move on you see so to harsher and then you recite and that's what the soft and you'll see is what we'll do more and you'll see

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the verb and you'll find that they all begin and they have some Barilla and maybe some arty warmer Filardi, so they'll get warmer is added to it. Here. It's not because if the point is to say that there are opposites or comparisons, so when you say well map map might be similar to your mind when you're adding two entities together. When you don't. You're basically emphasizing the opposition or the difference between the

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Similar to the unison, so set behind a map is somewhat evil or as two things that are opposite each other. And something may be similar at Walmart when I'm focusing on what exists inside of them. So when you add the Walmart piece, you're just focusing on the creations that exist in sight. When you don't, you're saying that all the creations that exists inside the two these two opposing creations are these two creations that are very different, which is why he didn't add on my visit roadmapping already because the point here is to continue to explain that I want you to take a look how Allah subhanaw taala exists for you in conundrums that for you Allah exists in a way that your brain does

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not fully comprehend. You don't have the ability to encompass Allah subhanaw taala with your mind you can't this is if we if you could then he wouldn't be Allah subhanaw taala at the moment the moment you can encompass something then that's it you established some degree of control or superiority or you found you know, when you know you're everything there is to know about and if you know everything there is to know about something you can always find a weakness you can find something there's nothing there's no there's no there's a possibility of you figuring out a way to prevail.

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That's why the verse beget ends will who will Aziz al Hakim al Aziz, the unfathomable Razzies is the one who cannot be understood you can't understand him. You cannot understand His essence. subhanaw taala you can't Allah subhanaw taala What if he asked those questions? Well, okay. All right. What is What is Allah going to use and use these words like, what is he? What does he look like? What does he made? Where does he know? He's Aziz? subhanaw taala? You can't that's not? That is an unanswerable question. Why? Because he has a disease. You cannot fathom who Allah subhanaw taala is He's beyond the scope of what our brains can actually comprehend. In Islam, there are not many

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things, actually, there's only one thing that you are told you'll never understand. It's only one thing. It's the label of Allah subhanaw taala is the unseen aspect the uncomprehending unfathomable aspect of Allah subhanaw taala. Everything else is subject to your comprehension. You're capable of understanding why it is Allah subhanaw taala commanded the following and why he discouraged this and why that everything will add up for you. Everything as you as you study the book of Allah and He will study your deen, things will add up and it will all fit in place. The one thing that you're not gonna be able to actually come compass with your mind is the essence of God is Allah subhanaw taala.

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So that's why he doesn't start out by saying he doesn't start out by you describing himself that way. He starts by saying Saba Saba is the act of exaltation is that you know what exalting means? exaltation is claiming perfection to something and claiming that there is no imperfection to it. It's not flawed. It doesn't make mistakes. It's not to be blamed for anything that you don't like. That's what exalt something is the main difference between a Muslim and a non Muslim not saying that I'm a Muslim, and a different fit, you know, a Muslim and a non Muslim regardless of what that non Muslim believes in the main difference is that word.

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The main difference, remember, this is the word Sabbath. This be the fact that when you think of Allah, or when you speak of Allah subhanaw taala, or your creed, your commitment, your covenant with Allah subhanaw taala is that he's a Cebu is that he is he is not only unfathomable, he is the flawless, that he is Alicia Allah who is not subject to scrutiny. He's not subject to be to criticism. He's because he's because he's something different. He's beyond, I can criticize, you can criticize me, we're just

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flesh and bones. And

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we're just human. We're just people just creation. So we can criticize. You can criticize any creation, honestly, anything. It doesn't matter how, how powerful they are, how old they are. They're just people. So you can totally have an opinion. You can say something it wouldn't be but Allah subhanaw taala is not the same. Basically with me. He said he's not he's not a creation, religion at all. The way we believe in our, in our Lord, do we believe in Allah subhanaw taala is Saba some people who that's why you pray Subhanallah BLD you go down Subhan Allah, Allah, you reminding yourself that Allah subhanaw taala is not, is not

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he's not subject to my criticism. He's like, you're not on trial here. Don't ask the questions. Don't ask the question and say why did I who might ask the questions he asked the questions. Let us know Amaya fine. Well, he doesn't know he doesn't get question Freud. Yogurt question. How is it that you you come to the throne? He starts questioning, start questioning what No. He's telling you, I'm gonna question you. You'll know piano is going to be there's going to be accountable. You're gonna be asked about what you did with the time that you were given and what pen you were adult for you to start questioning Allah subhanaw taala kind of ruins that kind of starts. It's missing with

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the basic nature of the relay.

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Ship. I'm not here to question Allah subhanaw taala I don't have to like things. I don't have to agree with anything. I don't matter, my opinion on whatever ALLAH SubhanA God does has no has no way to at all. He didn't need me, then he doesn't need me now will never need me. My I need counsel is not required for Allah subhanaw taala to do what Allah subhanaw taala does, my counsel is not according to either is yours. And that's why as Muslims, the the nature of the relationship is Saba the body like everything within the cosmos in the earth, there are two opposing concepts for the human being. For us, yes, the universe is massive. But for me and you, there are two things, there's

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this earth that we live on, that provides us with the environment that we can actually be habitants of, and then everything else is somehow what's the cosmos, whatever they have in them, they have a lot of stuff, I don't even we don't even know, you know, a fraction of actually what actually exists out there, but doesn't matter to me, then doesn't matter to you. Honestly, it doesn't really matter to you, how many galaxies are out there and what their names are and how they work that doesn't what affects you what's happening here, not the end, at the end, you just want to be able to take care of yourself, take care of your family, to make headway to be happy, to be stable, to not be afraid to

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be healthy. There's what you care about at the end, even those who are running the world. By the way, those who are running those who are running the free world, those who have so much power that we can't even understand that all they care about at the end is taking care of themselves, taking care of their children being happy is the same simple needs. As human being it's not like if you have billions of dollars, suddenly your requirements change at all, just same stuff. You want to be able to have a good meal, you want to be able to go to the bathroom afterwards. You want to be able to sleep without pain, you want to be able to have a little bit degree of safety when you do so you

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want to have a happy relationships in your life. You want to be healthy and to feel active and to feel fulfilled. That's what you want. And it makes no difference. Where you come from, what age you are, what part of the world you're out doesn't make a different way to heal from and how much money you got the same needs. That's why it

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is one thing and then everything else is similar words. Except balance everything by the way. He's saying everything exalts Allah, everything in the cosmos, everything on Earth, exalts and everything in between shaitan l u sub B will be handy, whether killerton Kahuna to be home and there's nothing in the world in the in the universe that does not exalt his name, you just don't understand it, because the way creations exalt Allah subhanaw There's not necessarily the way I do it, I Say Subhan Allah will be an all the more Subhan Allah that's how we exalt Him and other creations exalt Allah subhanaw taala by continuously fulfilling or, or performing the purpose that they were created for.

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And as these enable stars and planets continue to move within the ranges that Allah only paid for that sort of speed, as the animals continued to exist in this ecosystem appropriate and continue to do their job so to speak, there just be a has to follow whatever lead ALLAH SubhanA put them on whatever track they are on, they continue on a desert just to be doesn't mean that we listen closely, in the Blue Jays saying soprano doesn't know what it means. The fact that exist the way it exists, the fact that it continues to is it isn't that what we know that every animal basically just continues the same process, the moment it grows in the same way and mates it how it takes his

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children and passes on, then they do the same thing. It just keeps on going faster, just be

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on sloughed is just you figuring out what your ISP has. I mean, what the what the practical aspect of your dispute is going to look like. That's the first verse by Halle Lee Murphy sama. What do you want everything exalting Allah, as a Muslim, you do it to? Others don't. When you speak to other faiths and other they don't, they have a different way of looking at God. Altogether, their understanding of God is different. The tried to humanize God,

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easier that way, make them flesh and bones. More, we can criticize that we can object to stuff like that, or make us a little bit higher, or give us someone who's somewhere in between. So we know that the option actually exists. And that's why we love superheroes. That's why we love superheroes. Superheroes are awesome. Because it gives you that little bit of an option that maybe maybe there's because we don't like the fact that we can't fly. We can't shoot lightning out of our hands. And we don't have that laser vision, even though like we want to be a bit more than what we are. We're pretty what we've got is pretty amazing. If you take a moment to actually think about it and be

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appreciative of what you have. But we don't like it. We want more because we heard about God, it seems much nicer to be a god. It'd be way more interesting to be gone than to be human being. This is the nuts. I'm telling you what the problem with the human brain is. I mean psyche is you hear about Allah like God that's cooler. I don't like this anymore. How do we well know he's Allah and you're his servant? Can we

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want to change that? Can we what would you do about that? Can we be better? No. Well, we'll imagine that we'll have the Harry Potter's and we'll have the X Men will have a DC and Marvel will will will continue to imagine that piece but what can we do to maybe make them

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less less Allah a little bit less. So we offer him associates or we give them a family they get a similar to us or we make them flesh and bones or we make many of them and they can fight and it seems more human when Gods are fighting it's more interesting because now like Yeah, well they're like us they get they get upset in the have quarrels No. Subhanallah

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Subhana your eyes? Subhan Allah No, it's La Ilaha illa Allah Subhana? Who No, no, no, no, none of that. So we can't be more or less. No, those are like no one I can speak to here that has like rights in the Name of Allah, they can change, no Subhana Soapberry nothing.

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So then I want something more against.

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Now that's no fun.

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That's why the NF doesn't want to hate to hate is boring to it. So I'm just this, and he's Allah. And I have to just do what don't want that. I want something else. Give me something, give me some control. Give me some way to manipulate to access to change, it takes something for myself. That's what it wants. So it comes up with things. It comes up with ways to manipulate the vision of the the

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the image of God and the eyes and the ears of people. So I don't hate is so selfless is so pure. People who, you know, make money off things, people who know what they don't like, it's not fun. There's no way to benefit. You can't you can't capitalize on to hate, you can't make money off to hate. You can't control people off to aid, whatever is a problem. But as Muslims, Saba, that's what you say, the moment you allow yourself to say, Well, God could have done that. Now you have equalize the playing range. Now you said I have the ability to look at God and say that was wrong. That Subhanallah you seek Subhana? Allah Subhan Allah Neff, I would never do that. But when once you

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allow yourself to do it now you've kind of said, well, I have, it seems like I have more wisdom. I have more wisdom. He's doing things. But I have. That's why what's the name here? After Aziz.

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He's a Hakeem. He's the all wise, but no, you don't. He's unfathomable. So don't act like you understand what goes into creating matter from nothingness. Don't act like you know, and don't act like we have some ability to comprehend that. And actually imagine what it looks like. We can act like we understand what it means to actually bring life from no life. And we don't understand it. And to act like somehow we have superior wisdom. No, he's an acting, he's the old way. So don't leave it, leave it. Leave it focus on what you focus on Subhanallah it'll all it'll all come.

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This is important. I'm saying this I'm taking time to date isn't important. It's important now for relevance of a recent events and events that may come

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especially after the earthquakes that we've watched, and we saw people suffer, oh, where's the wisdom in that?

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Part of your Islam? is just saying, Subhan. Allah is accepting that I don't know. I don't understand. I'm not going to make something up. I'm not going to come and try and be clever and explain to you why there's no I have no idea. I have no idea and I never will and neither will you. And neither were the people who went through it. So what do we say? Subhan. Allah is what we say Subhan Allah so Allah is not for when you you see something in your surprise, no. Subhan Allah is for when your brain starts asking questions that they have no answers for, and you turn to Allah say, Subhan, ALLAH SubhanA, Allah will be Hamitic I exalt you when I feel gratitude, and I don't

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understand it, but I don't have to. I'll just do my job. My job is to relieve pain. My job is to help others who are suffering, my job is to move on. But that's my job. I didn't You didn't actually put me here as an advisor to explain to people the why sometimes we have sometimes there's something haram and they we figured out Oh, obvious look, look what happens when you do it. Look at look, how horrible is it, look at the highlighted thing. Look how amazing it is. So we get that piece, that wisdom piece is awesome. And it increases your email and it strengthens you. But you have to understand that there are things that will occur where you don't have an explanation. It's gonna

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happen to you. Here's why I'm saying this. I'm saying this because what's going to happen to you and your life is going to happen. You're going to be stuck with a problem, that you just cannot see the wisdom and

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you can just you don't understand why. Why Subhan Allah will be your answer. If you understand what I'm explaining to you, then you'll say Subhan Allah will Hamdulillah you just do your best. Do your best who that you got, it'll hurt It'll sting will always wonder, you know what the wisdom is behind it? Don't worry Subhanallah move on. You'll find out one day you'll find that when it many things take years and years and years sometimes after you die, that the wisdom of something actually comes too late. That sometimes you'll never come in this like you'll have to go and speak to Allah subhanaw taala directly and then you Oh my god.

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Alright, fair enough. Fair enough. I didn't even know that was Yeah, well Subhan Allah should have been the words that came out of your mouth when you ran into something that you could not explain. And I hope that's you know, makes sense to you. This is very important to me. I am not doing you any favors. If this if what I just if I don't explain these if this piece is not clear to you, if you don't know because that's what Islam is for.

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Mr. Is, is, is there so that when you run into the difficulties of life, you know what to do. When life is hunky dory, a shift, there's no problem. We can all be great and it's no problem at all. When life is easy meaning being good Muslims is like the easiest thing ever. It's so simple requires nothing. It's when it's hard. It's when things are difficult, that you have to show your true colors where you hold on to your deen and Islamic tools, Islamic concept serve you and they help you and they strengthen you and they, they root you in the ground and they clarify your vision and they allow you to continue to move in the right direction.

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But what's the point? What's the point of as long as things are easy, we say Subhan Allah and when they're not we don't what's the point? I don't know what the point is, I fear for myself will lie. May Allah subhanaw taala give us easy I mean, may Allah give you ease in life and never give you difficulties? They mean will lie. This is the dua you make every day, then I tell you don't run into difficulties. But you know, life is life. You're gonna run into a moment, right? Like, I did everything. I did everything. I did everything. Right.

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Right. I think I'm not sure if I ever shared the story with you here or not. But

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one of my moments and lert kind of really seeing that was maybe four or five years ago, I really saw it like I saw it, I never, I had to go and tell a 45 year old marathon runner

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that he had stage four lung cancer. This gentleman never smoked in his life. This gentleman was on posters for anti smoking compact campaigns. This guy lived the most healthy life, he was the one of the nice, very nice person not arrogant, and he just ended up with

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stage four cancer in his lung out of all places. I mean, maybe it was somewhere else. This is lung, out of all places where it could be where the majority of cancers come from smoke. I had to go when I had to explain to him that this is what you got.

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And I just watched him not be able to understand. How are you sure? How me? Why why? How could it happen to me? I'll never forget this conversation because I didn't I don't know. I have no answer for you. Yes, I don't have any explanation for you. I have no rational, logical scientific explanation that makes any sense of why it is out of all people on the planet, you have this and you'll be dead in a year it was Allah subhanaw taala to grant him along, like I say, I mean, obviously you lose sick. But that's that's the prognosis that I have to offer.

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Explaining that and watching someone process that information and deal with it just taught me something, if your dean is not going to help you at a moment like that, or a moment similar to that, but on a lower scale, because that's a horrific example. I just offered you the nightmare of nightmares. That's something that is something will wake you up at night and in shivers. But something less than that, that I don't know exactly what your dean is doing for you. I'm not sure what exactly it's time is helping you with, if it's not allowing you to deal with moments that are difficult like that. That's why these sewers, the sewer, there's going to talk about the balance of

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two things began with sub Balilla. That's where the rest of the juice that we're going to read, instead of just the majority is all going to be us have been because and I'll explain the significance of it. When we come to it. You have to exalt alone, you have to understand this. There's nothing personal about any of this stuff. This is just life. This is life. I did.

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And it's bigger picture, the large scheme of things things move, they move and he on huge scales. When something happens to you it's nothing personal about you. There's no hatred towards you there's no extra love towards you. Your value is always the same you're a human Allah loves you, we created you He gave it gave you the potential and the destiny of Jannah Good things will be sent your way and bad things will be Century deal with them appropriately as they come in, just move on. Just move on leave the questions to when you meet the one who gave the answers to begin with. That's why they begin with Subhanallah he Murphy's Samoa T will have everything within the cosmos of the earth.

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exalt Him and He is the unfathomable and he is the always and I hope that was clear. So it was like the verse after la whom will send it will ye where you meet

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you we're Humala cliche able bodied

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who will well one hero war hero will bear in

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well who are equally che in Isley?

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So he started by talking about the exaltation piece and then he talked about his unfathomable trait and then he talked about his wisdom. Now he talks about his sovereignty, the Hulu summer where he went are the same the same either because they were they didn't need to know the repetition here is for the opposition. Like he's repeating it. He's saying somebody

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Don't you my visibility and Lahoma customer watching, when even he didn't need to he got to stay home will Kuma he will just use the beaumier to actually refer to them by repeated them for the opposition to exist in your mind that what seems to you not to fit is the truth that you just have to wrap your head around the who will put the sovereignty of the cosmos in the earth. So both belong to Him. Not one not the other isn't just control here and out there is just chaos. There's a control over there. And in here, no one knows what's happening because we're too small, no one cares. No, no, he has his sovereignty to pounce on it is that which is expands outwards in every direction,

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almost almost infinitely, but nothing infinite, but Him in every direction that is massive and insane on a scale that we can't even begin to imagine. And the little details of this small blue and green planet down to every little aspect of your of my free will be my pathetic little petty life that I live, that he the sovereignty extends for both the human customer where it will end and another after that. Another opposition, you'll hear why you'll need grants life. And He grants to not one grants both No I mean,

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mythology that a couple of 1000 years ago, no, no, you have to have a guy that gives life and an evil one that gives death that makes that's more that's a little bit more, it's better for movies and For it's better for storytelling. Because if you have one that does this, they can fight and then the one one of them gave me we can look for Hercules or someone to help them out and they come in now your hero he grants life and He grants them both that seem opposite of one another. No, they no they're not. They're not. They're not?

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No, it's just the opposite side of the two sides of a coin. Life and death are two sides of the same coin to grant one angle grant the other as well. Because both have purpose. And both are part of the story. Just because you don't like one of them doesn't mean that you're not going to attribute it to it. No, no, just because I don't like death. I'm not gonna know. I don't like death.

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The only reason you don't like death is a fear. That's all. We're just afraid. Or they're afraid of nothingness because we lack belief, or we're afraid of how we're going to explain ourselves when we were held accountable. But that's all it is. Without death, there's no motivation. Without death, there's no meaning. Without that there's no story. We just lived forever, then what would you every every attempt and I this is something I'm interested in, I look into I read every attempt of the human race to describe a world where humans lived forever. There are a number of authors who both Yanni from North America, and from Latin America and from Russia and parts of

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the subcontinent as well, as some of these books go back maybe 2000 years in terms of the idea, every single book that was written, that attempted to imagine a world where the human beings living in it would live forever ended with them committing suicide, all of them, all of them, ended with the human being saying, I don't want to live anymore. Because there's lack of meaning. Because when there's no death, there's no meaning to it. It's the most labor for us because you lose your ability to repent. It's your you lose your ability to straighten out and become better. And that's mostly about because you always want the chance to be a better person. But when there's no doubt with the

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concept doesn't exist altogether, it becomes meaningless your he or you meet, he does both because you need both. Both are a part of this story. Well, who is currently che in perdere. We talked about his exaltation, his his exalted status, he talked about Dubai, his unfathomable, he talked about the fact all of his attributes you'll find is too heavy. This is why these verses are so important. He is all wise sovereignty, he owns everything. I didn't take too much time talk about that. But you can think about it, he owns everything, he owns me, he owns you, ownership,

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no partnership here, ownership I am owned, I don't belong to myself, I don't own my the meat and bones on me. And I do not own my spirit. They are both owned by Allah subhanho wa taala. And I am just given them as a gift for a short period of time, and I will return them back to him Subhanallah without a very shortly.

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So full sovereignty, nothing that exists is belongs to someone else or is rented or someone else. No, no, no, everything is fully owned by Allah. And he grants life and death and he is capable of all articulation and Medina is the omnipotent, is the omnipotent that he does wherever he wants to find all the data, there is nothing that he cannot do. There is nothing and don't give me these silly questions. Where can you create something that these questions that actually don't have any meaning? It's like, what's the what is the color? Blue smell like? That's a question that has no meaning there's no meaning to that question. The question has to have some, some some philosophical

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basis to have some cognitive way to actually understand it. So you ask the question, how does the omnipotent creates something that they can't control? There's no sense in that

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If that question does not have the it doesn't have a meet that's not meaningful. It's a stupid question and it cannot be asked because it cannot be answered because it doesn't have the basis of how a brain can actually function within this world. If you create something then by the definition of creation, you control it for you to actually take that away means a person in to create it to begin with, because you're playing around with words and you have a lack of understanding of linguistics.

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Whoa, Allah Cooley shaitan Padilla. These are the descriptions so far.

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Exalted, he's the unfathomable he is the all wise he is the king he owns all grants life and death. He is capable of Allah subhanho wa taala. Who will Oh Walla Walla

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is the first

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and last well now, it now the opposition's have become a little bit too. What do you mean, when you run a race? Either you're the first or you're the last? How can you be the first and the last? At the same time? If you're one thing if you're if you're one and the Oneness of Allah Subhanallah is what we build our faith on? Well, how are you the first and the last, unless, unless you're the only one running

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unless there's no one else. So it doesn't matter. If there's only one person running, then it could be the first thing could be the logic name, or even number one, or time means nothing to you. Because the concept of first and last only exists in the framework of time. You and I exist through time. That's why the clocks are here. That's why you're not a certain time, you're gonna start wanting me to end so you can go because time matters. We exist in time I dare you imagine something without time. And it really you can't because we don't understand anything that doesn't have time. Time is the fabric of our reality. You remove time we sit there, okay, I can I can. I can maybe

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imagine that time doesn't exist. But I have no idea what to imagine. I have no ability to imagine anything. So I just sit there. I have no idea. You need to readjust. You have to educate me on this because it's beyond my ability to actually comprehend. But maybe Allah subhanaw taala was not maybe

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if someone was trying to figure out their faith. What if Allah subhanaw taala is beyond time.

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So doesn't matter. Here's the first season last because time is nothing. He created time. He is not encompassed by time he is not contained in time. If he is contained in time, then time is God.

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If Allah is contained in time, then why are we worshiping Him, we just worship time will worship the thing that contains you is stronger than you. You exist within it. You can exist out of it. That's God.

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That time is just

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his own creation. So here's an oh well, what is the first and the last? What are you asking? When you ask? Where what became for Allah? What do you mean came before Allah?

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asked the same question what comes after Allah? Nothing? Because we don't have the built to ask that question. Because Allah is not contained in it. We tell me anything you can imagine that doesn't start go ahead. Imagine something that does not start it or you imagine something doesn't end. Go ahead.

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We can act like we understand eternity, we can act like I'm a good actor, I can totally act like understand hard enough. Yeah, but it told me I can't. Once I sit when I put my head on the pillow, sorry, I can't, Everything must end. Everything's like okay, then once, okay, and then. So what's the everything ends, everything begins. But Allah doesn't. That's why he's Allah. That's why I'm just the measly little servant that system talks about.

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But He is Allah. So he doesn't begin, he doesn't end and that's why he's God. And we begin and we end and everything that we've ever experienced in our lives, begins and end and today, all those who have refuted the concept of God in their lives. It's really funny. Allah is so funny is like, like the same stuff. Subhanallah just go back and study with Aristotle. And Plato talks about same stuff, but there's nothing new honestly, it's such a boring Qadiani discipline these days. So they don't believe in God, but they talked about the infinite

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nature of the universe. So it tells you the universe didn't really begin

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there's never gonna end how's the difference? So you're just saying the universe is God? Who's at least latest Star God says something. At least our gods show some manifestation of life in in the way that it communicates. So now you're just speaking about this space time complex and you're calling that God so you've never began over and you have no evidence to support that at all. Because it's actually because everything within space and time starts and ends everything begins and then it goes away later on. For what oh, what it would well VA hero What about it is the apparent and the hidden.

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Housing, how are you either you're a something that I can see or something that I can either something that's apparent or something that's any how you're going to be both are going to be the thing on the surface and the thing on the inside, unless, unless space means nothing to you. Unless you're not in

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Space. Because in space in the 3d existence that you and I have, there is something I can see on the outside. And there's something on the inside. I see the faces I see the skin and I see the I don't see the ever seen what the human face looks like when you rip the skin off. Not very pretty. Not a very good look. None of us really want that look. On the inside. That's the button so you can see you don't want Allah Subhan Allah and L button. He is the one who was apparent and he's the one who is hidden. Why? Because base is his creation. And so you get well where is God? That's a meaningless question. It's a meaningless question.

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He's not contained in space, if he were contained in space and space is God, because space contains him. He can't get out of it. He can I am weaker than space because I can't break through. I can't break through. I can't break loose from my spatial existence. It's like I can't break away from time can't stop and I cannot resist without it. Allah subhanaw taala created both time and space, neither of them apply to him. And because neither gonna apply to him he has an O Willa, he's the first in the list. And his BA heard about the news the apparent and that he doesn't make it means nothing to him. Subhanallah Donna, can you complicate Can you comprehend that? No. But that's the ilaha

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illallah for you.

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That's what it means to believe in Allah, Allah. Allah is understanding that piece. That's why right after that, what is he talking? Because that's where our knowledge ends. My knowledge ends right there. I don't know. How else to comment on the divine more than I have. That's why he at the end of this first What do you say? Hello Hua, because che in Tallinn and he has he is the the ambitious? He is the one who has all the knowledge knowledge there. If you don't have it, actually, what really bothers you in life is the lack of it. Do you know your future? Wouldn't that be awesome? If you knew your future is that way we loved the matrix. That was a good movie. Because we enjoyed it we

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what's his name?

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Fisher's movies name.

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We as he tells him, take a right take a left, put your head down as he does it perfectly at the moment, he ends up under the radar for everything. It's awesome to know what's gonna happen next. It's awesome to know exactly what GA stands out and people will walk a walk by and won't look.

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Think about the Prophet. It is awesome sitting in that cave. No one looks down, knows what he is impossible for the Prophet alayhi salatu. Salam and, and obika to imagine that no one's gonna look down. But they didn't. They didn't. He is an ally him somehow he knows. You sit there stay quiet, they will see you just won't look. Because he knows subhanaw taala. And they wanted he had no idea. They thought they were gonna die.

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He knows all the fact that you don't know is what makes life difficult is the fact that you don't know how long you're going to live. You don't know what the future carries for you. You don't know 10 years from now, where are you going to be? I do this every once in a while I take a time. I did this in 2013, which is why this year is going to be a difficult one for me. Once I left my country, I had to I marked that year I'm like, okay, because I've marked the year before 2010. Like 2010 was a year in March I'm gonna go I can't marked it on anymore because I was removed from my environment. So 2003 I marked him like, Okay, let's see where I'll be in 2023.

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Not even close. Not even remotely close to where I thought I was going to be. Well, lucky not even in the ballpark. Well, lucky. So weird. So I wrote it down. It is nothing. There is no one thing that I put there that is today. Not one thing, not even one Wallahi nothing. Like everything I predicted I thought I was going to be was is not there. It's It's nothing. hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen. I'm nothing but grateful for what I've got. But we don't know, the fact that you don't know it's very bothersome. The fact that you don't know what is hard. If you knew you'd be homeless. I know. I know exactly. When it all ends. I know what's coming. I know I know it, you feel better,

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you're much more powerful Knowledge is power. We know that knowledge is power, it's the most powerful thing in the universe is knowledge will be cliche in early, we don't know. But you can learn and one day you'll meet him supplement and it'll teach you even more, and your brain will expand and your knowledge will expand and that's the most beautiful thing that you can ask him to give you a subpoena without on that day.

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In the spirit of knots keeping you here after nine I'm going to stop with with that because once I recite for I have to recite five and six in order for the continuous you know the, in order for the continuation of the verses to make sense. I want you to take some time and you over the next week, every site start reciting a little bit of sorts of Hadith at least these first six verses, take some time and reflect upon them. These verses are beautiful for a reason. They are the description of the Divine himself upon which they describe him subhanaw taala in a very specific, clear, summarized way, there's no there's no additional there's not one word in these verses that you can remove. If

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you got to take a word and say we don't need that we don't know every single letter and these verses are needed in order for the idea

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In order for the description to be complete, and this is who you believe this is who you worship is who you serve. This is your Lord. It

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seems to you that opposites are there but no, they're not. You can be a winner with no problem so maybe a lot of the opposites you thought were impossible aren't these Allah What about and so yeah, you can you can be the apparent and the hidden and so maybe a lot of Yeah.

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Similar to a lot of grants life and death, maybe a lot of the a lot of the conundrums that you thought were not possible to exist at the same time causing you difficulty, maybe maybe your understanding of them was wrong, maybe we need to re understand certain aspects of like, which was with his surah is going to slowly walk us towards okay, you understand how Allah subhanaw taala is the first to last the ball or the ball to your heel, you meet my visa to my fellow ICs and Hakeem idea and I mean, things that you are, do they work together? You see how they all these things work together? Perfect. So you are a materialistic and spiritual being? Yes, together. You are these two

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things together, the moment you drop the ball on one of them, you stop functioning. You can't you don't live anymore. You don't you don't know what to do. You got lost people today, we're lost. Because one of these two sides have has been

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has been inflated, inflated beyond what we ever thought was possible, and the other side has shriveled into nothingness. And we don't know what to do with it anymore. We were lost. We're walking around, even though we know certain things about Allah spam, you go through these things. But we're not feeling any of it. We're not able to commit to any of it. We don't we're not functioning. People asked this question all the time. I've been praying for all this I don't, of course, you're not going to because there's there's a misbalance here, the spiritual piece has been has been starved to starve to death was starved to death doesn't mean no one has nurtured it at all.

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And the materialistic piece is huge. So you're walking with a pretty bad limp. Did you can't see straight because there's something missing. The opposite exists as well, those who get lost in spirituality. And I'll give you examples of the Michela the Quran, the Quran gives you exactly the sutra, Holly gives you examples at the end, give you an example of those who go way too far. Way too far and spiritually, they get lost, and it ruins their lives. And what about New Year's unlimited are? Well, you go back to this, you can find Identity Disorder doesn't work, doesn't work you need you need the balance. Allah subhana saying I am all the things that you think are opposites. Now,

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what you have inside of you may seem opposites. But they're not. They there's a synergy is a synchrony, they come together perfectly. You just slot them in, and suddenly you know who you are, you can do it. And that's why it's important for us to learn the prophets of Allah who said it was life. Because he did that with such mastery with such grace that you almost didn't even notice it. Like he did so well that we didn't even see it was ever effortless. But what he did was so effortless that we think is so we can do no, no, no, no, no, no, you don't understand what he was able to do with his life, either you saw or was able to teach the Sahaba to do was something that

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has not happened again.

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It has not happened again, we have not seen people were able to balance their materialistic part and their spiritual person is such a perfect manner. And then what they were able to do with that was why you and I sit here

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a couple of 110 10s of 1000s of kilometers away of where it all began praising his name or assigning his book. That's why we're here. Because there was people learn how to do it. And so he is teaching you this Well, life is so valuable, because we struggle with this because we have an inflated part and a shriveled one.

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You have an inflated one and a shriveled one, the spirituality piece. No everything is mechanical. Let's be honest, this is not mechanical to

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your prey. Is it mechanical or not?

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Are you in complete? Are you lost in your spiritual connection with Allah every time you say Allahu Akbar, you read the Quran and then forget about everything. You say, you start doing our invocation Subhan Allah and that's it. Nothing else matters. While the Sahaba was chatting one day and he was praying and the wall fell down in his house.

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So we continued he was praying

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that all the neighbors were around the wall, like a full wall just fell over. And they waited for him for like half an hour for him to finish his tilaka and they came to me said what are your What are you doing? He's like, Yeah, well, Phil over

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what do I do? Fell over so well. And what am I gonna What am I going to do? I'm going to fix it tonight. So while I was doing something much more valuable to me, Oh, by the disarmament standard recite 90 As he was protecting the army, and three arrows would fall into his arm. You would pull them out and throw them down. It was only the spider of blood on the face of amount of vinyasa that would make him up to see that someone was actually trying to kill him. And he would continue to pray. He would go he would neutralize the guy who was killed trying to kill our buddy and imagine what do you what are you doing?

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All right, why don't you let me know if you're looking to Vishal Ratan? Let's our dunya? And how

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are we reciting a sutra that I would rather die than actually I was so I was enjoying it I didn't want to stop. I'm like I'd rather die honestly. Then it's a level of joy, the level of joy a level of of spiritual indulgent that they had that they enjoyed they had it and that's why pain was no problem pain, the pain is a part of this No, no big deal. I'll finish I'll finish the soda then I'll go find the guy who tried to kill me and I'll take care of him no problem.

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So unless you're gonna be you're gonna lie to me and yourself. Then you know, that was so tiny, this teaching is very important, is pointing out the piece of us that yes, we have to. Yes, you come from the soil of the earth. So you have a materialistic aspect to you that needs to be respected. But then Allah subhanaw taala another huffy, Camille, Rohit

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is a breath of Allah that entered you, gave you who you are. That's a part of Allah. I don't even know how to explain it. Like, Rohit from the spirit of what does that mean? I don't know.

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Where alumina can erode the ash. What does that mean? The spirit will rule from me, Robbie says an issue of god oh my god to mineral and may Allah kalila your knowledge doesn't doesn't go that far. So inside of us apart is something of Allah subhanho wa taala. Why is it dead?

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Why has it been systematically killed to the point where it doesn't even exist anymore?

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And the other part is, so we'll talk about these. I hope that inshallah that was a benefit to you. You will continue with Sharla reciting the sutra next week. sebagai. Hamrick. General Allah Illa Illa untestable Foucault to break also Allahu wa salam O Allah, Allah maybe you know, have you been on Muhammad while early you started with when he's talking Allahumma barik ala eco Have a nice day.