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Embracing Allah’s Commands: Story of the Qiblah

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Ahsan Hanif

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la la la la la la sharika watershed one namaha Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira you Latina manakin La Habra, Ducati watamu tuna 11 to Muslim moon yohanna sutopo Bakula de Hanako comin FC Merida bajada paramahansa jaha. Westerman. humare Jalan kathira manisa otaku la la de de Luna b1 or ham in the LA Cana article Murat Eva. Yo yo Latina Armando taco la Paulo Poland's De De De

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mejor de la hora Sula, who forgot the first Lima Amoeba goofy nos Takahashi Chiquita Bologna Tada, Pharaoh Buddha Buddha Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mushara Amorim to Hakuna Matata, Hakuna Matata wakulla polariton phenol,

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the second year of the history of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam marked a number of significant events. It is in that second year of the hatred that we have the Battle of butter that fasting became obligated and according to some scholars, that the read prayer was legislated. But there is one incident

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that took place in the second year of the hitch rather Alonzo JAL mentions in the Quran, and in the number of verses that Alonzo church dedicates to it and sort of tobacco is more than the number of verses that our Lord speaks about concerning fasting. And even though fasting is a pillar and an obligation of Islam.

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And the issue that a large soldier dedicates the passage of the Quran to in Surah Al Baqarah verse number 142 onwards, is the incident of the changing of the Qibla when the Qibla was changed from Jerusalem, to Mecca,

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the hadith of Al bara rhodiola Juan and we know the story we're familiar with the story, something that's been repeated many times. And what I've noticed even say hello Buhari or the Allahu and he says, concerning our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam kind of overall mapa de mal Medina, de la de la, la. O'Donoghue, sala de Bella bt mK dcct, Russia, Russia, Iran, Osaka Shara Shara,

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gebouw and takuna Kibera Al Bayt one, Allah wa salatu salam wa Salatu was Salam ala hukum for her Raja Raja Raja min min min Salama, Amara honey mustard in Houma, la Kiruna for call.

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Allah He assured will be late tomorrow Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam dibella mecca for those who come out who will be better late. He says that borrowed more as a brother your loved one from the companions of the ansara that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam first king to Medina, he spent some time with his maternal family. The profits on the low early on silom had relations into the the area that we know as Oba as mustard, Oba, that's where he first went and stayed for a short period of time. And then he went into the city of Medina. And he says that during that period for 16 or 17 months, the Muslims when they would pray, they would pray facing Jerusalem,

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pray towards Jerusalem. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam hoped and wished that the Qibla would be changed from Jerusalem, towards Mexico towards the Canada and the first prayer that we played with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam towards the Kaaba was that a sort of prayer, and a group of companions prayed with him. And one of those companions said after he had finished the Salah, he left and he passed by another group of companions, another Masjid, in which the companions were praying. They're a sort of prayer, and we were in real court, but they're still facing towards Jerusalem. So he said to them, I testify By Allah, that I just plead with the Prophet sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam, and we face the Kaaba Mecca. So he says that they in record, they change the position of the or the direction of their prayer, from Jerusalem to Mecca. This is an incident that is well known. But what is interesting is that when Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about this incident in the Quran, a number of verses are dedicated in this passage of Surah Baqarah galarza, which doesn't begin with the command to change the Qibla. The command to change the Qibla is found in the third verse of this passage, or the neuropil Luba Gk

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Allah, Allah says that we see you and Mohammed Salah loud He will send them constantly looking towards the heavens for the new Orlean nikka kidlit into Baja. So we will make you face a direction in prayer a tribler that pleases you for leverage Akasha Masjid al Haram. So change the face of your change the direction of your face in prayer towards al Masjid al Haram,

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Al Lu, Hakuna Chopra. And wherever you may be when it comes to prayer then face in the direction of Mr. Hara. That's the third verse that is mentioned in this passage, the first two verses, a large village is dedicated to the reaction of the people when this commandment was revealed, how people reacted, what take the head on this significant issue of the Qibla, changing from Jerusalem to Mecca. And that brings me to the here and now to me a new each and every single day or week or month, as we increase in our knowledge of Islam. We learn things that we didn't know, we come across things through lectures and books and hotbars that we weren't aware of. Either that something is

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part of Islam or as part of the Sunnah, that we weren't familiar with. We've been playing in a certain way from the earliest years of our childhood. But now we've learned that we made certain mistakes, I will will do is incorrect. We did certain things that weren't part of the sinner. That's something that we learned or the opposite. We did certain things. And now we know we're not from this religion. We had certain practices, our families, our cultures, the backgrounds that we came from, we did certain things that now we know they're not part of Islam. And that leads us to two thought processes. Two things that we have to consider. The first is how are we going to respond to

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this knowledge, this knowledge that Allah has given to us when we learn that something is from Islam, or isn't from Islam? How are we going to react and deal with that issue? It may well be for 30 4050 years, I considered what I was doing to be part of Islam. But now I know that it's wrong. Now, I know that there's a verse of the Quran, or Hadith from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or it's an issue of each matter of scholarly consensus that what I was doing was incorrect. How am I going to respond? And the second issue that a larger version refers to, in the opening verses of this passage is how am I going to deal with the reactions of people around me? People who

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when I change, who when I do something, when I stopped growing the beard, when I stopped wearing the Gil barber or staff, or I stopped doing things that I wasn't doing before or leave something that I was doing, they will be reactions, they will be people who will respond, either in approval or disapproval, but they will respond. How do I deal with this? And this is what a large soldier dedicates the opening passage of the Quran to because the Koran, and its stories are not just about analyzing the incidence chronicling the incidence of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But they are about the principles and the lessons that we can learn for our lives today. All of us

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extrapolate from this every single issue, every single issue, the hijab, digital, the beard, the niqab interest, whatever it may be every issue, how are we going to respond? And what are the reactions of those around us going to be so large so Jill says in verse 142, so Yoku Lucifer homina pneus ma Allahu bankability, humility kanwariya. The foolish form amongst them will say, what has caused them to change the direction of their prayer? Some of the scholars of Tafseer they said that the foolish been referred to in this verse. It is the Jews of Medina, and others from the scholars that have said that is the pagans of Mecca, the mushrikeen of Mecca, and yet others said that it is

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the monarchy on the hypocrites. And even though these verses are revealed in the context of the People of the Book, it is possible that Allah is referring to all three of them, because the pagans of Mecca when they heard about this commandment decent, that just as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam just as Mohammed has returned to our Kaaba, he will soon return to our religion. He's changed his mind. He's come back to Mecca in prayer, he will come back to our religion as well. And the Jews of Medina, they said, The Hatton this man be a prophet, he's left the Qibla of all of the prophets before him. All of the prophets of Benyus are either the children of Israel who venerated

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in respect to beta knock this he's left the Qibla he can't be a prophet. And the hypocrite said, what kind of a prophet is this call make his mind up. One day is praying towards Jerusalem, one day is praying towards Mecca. So either his prayers towards Jerusalem were incorrect, or his prayers towards Mecca will be incorrect. One of the two so each one of them

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had a different take, say a coup de Souza, homina nationala calls them foolish, because just as when we learn something about our religion, people will respond oftentimes in a negative way. And they want us to explain and justify to rationalize why we're doing something or why we've left something.

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And Allah subhanaw taala gives us the answer.

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In a large circle continues and he says Paul de la Hill, Mashallah Paul mcgurrin, see to them to to Allah belongs the east and the west. Yeah, the mania Sha de la sera to stop him, who he guides him so ever he returns to the street path. I will religion, the commandments of Allah, the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they are not subject to us understanding and rationalizing them. It's not the condition. The condition isn't that we have to understand every single commandment from Allah or from the prophet SAW the love while he was seldom, the test of faith is whether you will submit to you on submit, irrespective of whether you understand what you don't

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understand. That is what a large religion is saying to the Muslims, because this incident that played out in the second year of the hinge era, he made clear where everyone stood, made clear everyone stances some of the spellings of difficile said that this was one of the first incidents because it took place before the Battle of butter by a few months it was one of the first incidents that made clear in Medina who the hypocrites well, because the hypocrites took a stance, just as when me and you we decide that we want to do something in order to come closer to Allah, to worship Allah, out of love for Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then sometimes it is our own family members, our

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own relatives, our own co workers, our own friends, who stand against us as our opponents, who try to dissuade us who are our most ardent opponents in trying to stop us from coming closer to Allah subhana wa Tada.

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So this verse shows only la Hill, Mr. Paul Murray. And the reason why people oppose us is because they using this, their mind and their rationale over the verses of the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So large soldier tells us in the second verse in this passage, worker, the vicar General nachum, Amato, Masada And likewise, we have made you a balanced just middle path nation. What does the middle path nation have to do with this incident of the Qibla changing from Jerusalem to Mecca? A large region is telling us pay attention to what is considered to be right and just unbalanced Islam is not what me and you in our minds think is balanced. Some

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people say that you can go to any grave and worship any saint, any righteous pious person. And other people say you can't worship any of them comic direct any of them. The balance middle path is not to take a middle path between those two views to say okay, I worship some all because that's the middle path along the middle path, is what Allah says is the middle path. What the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, is the middle path, the Quran and the Sunnah, they determine what is balanced, whether we agree or we disagree. So when we come to something like inheritance, and a lot tells us in the Koran live there carry me through how I'm thinking, in some circumstances, and only

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in some cases in inheritance, the male relative takes double the share of the female relative, and some of us are upset. Does that make sense? How can we rationalize this is not balanced, but balance is what a law considers to be just in balance. Now what me and you consider with our feeble minds when it comes to the laws of Allah, the commandments of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because when we don't have the approach to the man in the Sunnah, it opens the gate to much evil and corruption problems. We don't accept that the profits on a lower legal syllable Some people say that they want to accept that the profits on a lower IV will sell them magic was placed upon him. Don't

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accept it doesn't make sense to them. They can rationalize this. It's not something which they can accept, because it goes against something within their mind. But the How do you think general Buhari and Muslim one of the most authentic type of Hadith that you can have, okay, so therefore Bukhari and Muslim can be authentic. But it's the scholar said that it's authentic. So now you fall in from one track to another trap one fit Paul, one pitfall to another pitfall, until there is nothing left from this religion. worker Lika Johanna Mata Masato Lita Punahou Shahada, alumnus, we akuna Rasulullah alikum shahida you are a balanced middle path nation, so that you may be a witness and

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testimony over all of the peoples all of the nations and your messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will be a witness and testimony over you inside her body and the reason for that

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robiola one. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam you the new Hanuman piano for your Kula bacova Sadiq era for your love for your boo Nan for you call Illuminati

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for your poo Luna autonomy Nazir for your kulu, Manisha dholak for your pole Mohammedan metal fish hidden below the Prophet of Allah know how the serum will be brought forth by Allah on the Day of Judgment, no hurry Sanam, because every prophet who came before him, that people were up until he, it was most people, the first people to commit shirk upon Earth. No, Holly Sam will be called forth. And he will say I am here or Lord ready to obey your command. And Allah will ask him, did you convey your message? Did you call your people? And he will say yes, so his nation and his people will be brought forth, and they will be asked did not convey the message to you? Did he call you and they

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will see no Prophet came to us. No Warner came to us. No man calling us came to us and presented himself so large the agenda will ask the Prophet no hurry, Sam, who is your witness? Who will bear testimony for you? And he will reply Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the nation of Muhammad. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we will bear witness that he conveyed the message. It's not because those people didn't understand they didn't rationalize, we a lot a lot commands to be balanced and just that is what is balanced. And just in another integration of that same Hadith, the Hadith goes on and it will ask, Allah will ask us the Ummah, of the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and what gave you the knowledge that he conveyed the message to his people? You went alive, you went there, what gave you the knowledge that he conveyed the message, and we will respond and we will see, because you sent to us a messenger, who told us that he conveyed the message. And we attest to the truthfulness of that messenger. That messenger our messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who bought the verses of the origin will not only attest to the truthfulness of all the prophets, who came before him, including new Halley's them, but they also give us clear commands. This is your religion. And this is how you should respond to those

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people who stand against you when you do something that is correct. And that is right.

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Why, because there's a large soldier mentions, from the greatest of tests is the test of knowledge. A large soldier gave you knowledge, he taught you what your religion is, he gave you the Quran and the Sunnah. And you know that something is from your religion or Islam from your religion, how will you respond to that? And if you can't accept it, because you're fearful of the way other people will react, the way that sometimes even the closest family members that you have will oppose you. Then what kind of Eman is that? Well, my journal biblical content earlier in La Jolla, Mumia Tiburon, Russell million kalibo, Allah p Bay, and we did not make this changing of the Qibla from Jerusalem

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to Mecca, except as a test, so that we may know who truly follows the messenger, and who will turn away upon their heels, who will turn back and who follows the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and over and over again, in the sooner we are told, it's not a condition, it's not a prerequisite that you have to understand every single issue in Islam. The condition is that you have to submit doesn't allow someone to tell us in the Quran about the Prophet of Allah Ibrahim, it is set up when you set up the arena for Tyrion Mota, Allah allow me to see how you bring the dead back to life on Oh, and I'm talking in a live stream. Don't you believe? Karla Bella wanna kill the Optima in Nepal

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be over live believe but I want to increase in Eman. So key to want to understand it's okay to have wisdom in these issues, to seek further explanation. But it is not a prerequisite and a condition. The condition is that you fully accept whether you understand or whether you don't understand whether it makes sense to your mind or it doesn't make sense to your mind. The condition of Eman is that you submit and you accept because if you can't even accept these smaller issues, how will you deal with the issues of email, the Prophet told us on the lower end he was sillim that when the journal comes at the end of time, he will have with him two rivers, a river of water and a river of

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molten lava fire. And he said to us on the low end he will send them that his river of fire is water and his river of water is fire. So if he asks you to fall into one of them choose the fire because within it is coolness within it is coolness. Who if you can't even accept the basic commands of Allah, the basic commands of the subnet to stand before those two rivers and make the choice because they won't make sense to you. Ones one water one spy doesn't make sense to jump into fire.

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rationally, it's not something that you're going to do. It is a test of a test of faith. And so then when after you've been well known, these are the people who said, can't make his mind up. What kind of a prophet is this? What kind of religion is this? Allah says, When can the clicker be rotten Illa de la Vina de la and it is something major, except for those that are la guides. Because the Muslims as we saw in the harrietville, Bara de la one, even when they were in Salah, were in rocor. They change their position. They don't wait to the end of prayer. Didn't say we need to go and double check. Didn't say we need to go and verify with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the

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middle of prayer. Some of the scholars said that these people that he's referring to a Ben was selama the area that today we call Mr. Delta blotting, but there is an original summoner Bukhari and Muslim on the authority of Abdullah Omar, not the only one who made that he said, being the Magna Sufi Oba Oba a few scholars

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in Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but ongina and he Leela to earn O'Meara and you're stuck. Stuck below her. were correct Whoo hoo hoo mula Sham for the dark, evil Kaaba. He said that whilst we were playing in mystery about the fudger prayer, the hydrothermal Barasa is awesome is when the promises suddenly musi revolution. But not all of the Muslims had that revelation at the same time. For the people of Oba it was fragile The next morning, and they will still praying towards Jerusalem. And whilst they're in prayer, a man came and he said, The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam received verses of the Quran yesterday, and he was commanded to face the Kaaba. So

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face the Kaaba. Even Amara says they were facing a sham they were facing Jerusalem beaten like this. And within the prayer, the change, and the feast, the karma, that is the man of the companions, when the commander in law comes, when the commander of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam comes for the women, you have to cover up, don't drink alcohol, don't take interest wherever it may be. They didn't wait. But they would immediately submit even if for some of them, it didn't make sense. For some of them. It's not something which they could rationalize, but they accepted because that is Eman. We're in Canada liquor be rotten, Illa de la de nada de la, but it is something major, except

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for those that are large. Right? So Allah subhanaw taala in these two verses, before he even goes on the command into the command of changing the direction of prayer, he speaks about reaction. How will we react when it comes to these commands of Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and how do we respond to the reaction of others around us? rescue large soldier that it gives us the strength of a man and the firmness and the courage of conviction to stand up for what is correct and to follow the Quran and the Sunnah. barakallahu li walakum phylloquinone wants to know in a friendly way yummy Murphy Hema

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Mustafa aloha you howdy Welcome to Jumeirah Muslim minimalism festival in

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Milan hamdulillah salat wa salam ala rasulillah. While early he was talking to a woman who Allah who seldom at the Sleeman kathira.

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last panel, Darla goes into detail concerning this incident of the changing of the Kaaba, even though to us many centuries later, it seems like a relevant, relatively small issue, relatively straightforward issue. But the lessons that we take from this story is not just about the command that Allah gave, but it is the greater lessons that are learned. So Joel mentioned within the story and within this passage, the way that people will react and the way that we will react, the test of faith, once again, is not to try to justify or to prove, it's not to seek the approval of people or to seek the disapproval. That's not the point. The point is to follow the commands of Allah and the

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Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Because if all of the people were to approve of you, and what you're doing is one doesn't make it right. And if they all disapprove of you, and what you're doing is right, doesn't make it wrong. But the people see what they do what they think, doesn't change our religion. And so the companions they learnt this lesson, and a lot of Zoltan makes it clear because there are some people, even within our families within our communities, within our circles, that will never accept any other path. You give them all of the proofs and all of the evidences they will never accept, whether in the Teton larina Otaki, taba be equally it

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matter Bureau to blood. If you were to come to the people of the book, and give them every evidence and every sign and every proof, they would still not follow your Qibla they're not going to accept some people you can give to them all of the verses of the Quran or the Hadith of the Prophet. Some

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Hello while he was still them, but if it's not something that makes sense to them, or it's not something which goes in, in line with their worldview, they're not going to accept. But then a lot tells us whether in Tibet, a

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member of the manager, a commoner in in Natal either lemina Valley mean, but if you were to follow their desires, after Allah has given you clear knowledge, then you will be from the presence. You have no excuse in front of Allah, we mean know what is correct and what is incorrect, what is halal and what is haram, what you should do and what you shouldn't be doing. You have no excuse in front of Allah subhanho wa tada and the people and the views, the outspoken criticisms, whatever stance they may take, it is not a sufficient proof in Islam, for you to change from what is right to what is wrong. It's not something which you will which allows the will will question you about a normal

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piano three times in this passage, Allah give the command to face mecca for only one chakra Chaparral Mr. Dill haraam, not once, not twice, three times, face the direction of Mecca, to affirm and reaffirm. And then a third time reaffirm the importance of following the commands of Allah, standing up for your beliefs, having the conviction and the confidence of your convictions to stand up and say, This is what Allah wants from me. This is what Allah wants and this is what pleases Allah subhanho wa Taala irrespective of what the reaction of others may be so large so return on this present day in the specified House of his for Allah subhanaw taala shows us with a man that a

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large one says his mercy and forgiveness and there are lots of panel dynamics from amongst those people who when you hear the verses of the Quran, and the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we follow them to the best of our ability. Miss Alonzo, God gives us wisdom in everything that we do in every decision that we make, and that Allah subhanaw taala makes it easy for us to follow the straight path under the large social grants and bestows upon us guidance Subhan Allah manasi foon masamune Allah mousseline hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen