Ahsan Hanif – Quran Tafseer – Page 87 – Consequences Of Rejecting Allahs Guidance

Ahsan Hanif
AI: Summary © The title "tafsir page" in the Quran provides insight into the history and use of the title. The worship of Islam is a trap and can lead to confusion and harm, and shelling and actions of worship can be dangerous. The importance of integrity and honesty is emphasized, as it is linked to the great attributes of the believer. The pandemic, including the devastation of trees and buildings, and constant punishment of burning people and the need for people to return to their natural beauty are important factors for achieving healthy life.
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Welcome to a new episode of our tafsir

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page by page.

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Today we're on

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page 87 of the Quran, which is the

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5th Juz Surah Al Nisa.

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In the previous episode, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

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mentioned a number of verses concerning the people

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of the scriptures, those people who were given

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revelations before us as Muslims

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and the way that they responded

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in terms of their disobedience, in terms of

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their rejection,

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in terms of the way that they would

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disrespect and disparage that which Allah had given

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to them. And Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala mentioned

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that Allah does not forgive the sin of

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shirk and Allah may forgive anything other than

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that to him so ever he will subhanahu

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wa ta'ala and what that means that Allah

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forgives anything else to him so ever he

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wills meaning for the people who are upon

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Tawhid because if Allah does not forgive shirk

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for a person then surely Allah Azzawajal will

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not forgive those people for any of the

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sins because that shirk is enough for them

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to enter into the fire. But a person

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upon Tawhid

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they have sins they have major sins and

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wrongs that they did Allah forgives to him

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so ever he will subhanahu wa ta'ala the

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caveat in all of those scenarios is so

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long as they don't make Tawba for the

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one that makes sincere Tawba Allah forgives them

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so for the disbelievers the sincere Tawbah is

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to accept Islam and accept Tawhid and for

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the believer the one who commits major sins

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it is to turn back to Allah azza

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wa Jal and repent and seek forgiveness from

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him, subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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Today we begin with verse number 51 and

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it is similar in terms of the context

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is still the same and the passages are

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still speaking about the same issues,

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and verse number 51 is the statement of

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala,

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Do you not see

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how those given a share of the scripture

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now believe in idols and evil powers?

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They say of the disbelievers they are more

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rightly guided than the believers.

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala in the previous episode

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as well and in this episode we will

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see as well on a number of occasions

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that Allah Azzawajal said to us,

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do you not see?' meaning do you not

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reflect?' And as we said in the previous

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episode, this is important because when Allah azza

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wa Jal is saying to us as Muslims,

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as people who believe in the Quran, who

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accept the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam, do you

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not see? Meaning will you not reflect?

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Will you not think about this? And that

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is because those people that Allah is speaking

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about were also given scripture,

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also had prophets that they that were sent

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to them from Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala be

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it Musa 'alayhi Salaam, be it Musa 'alayhi

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Salaam, they were given revelation and prophethood just

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as we have the Quran and we have

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the Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam. But that

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in and of itself isn't necessarily enough. If

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a person doesn't believe, if a person doesn't

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strive against Shaitan, if a person doesn't persevere

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and have determination to obey Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala and stick to the halal and stay

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away from the Haram, it's not enough that

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you are amongst those people,

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That you happen to be just born a

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Muslim or that you have a Muslim name

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or that your culture happens to be a

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Muslim culture. It's not necessarily enough because had

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it been enough surely would have been enough

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for the Jews and the Christians and those

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other nations as well. And so here Allah

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azza wa Jal is saying

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another example of this,

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will you not look at, will you not

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see, will you not reflect upon those who

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were given a share of their scripture, meaning

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that they were given revelation before us.

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They believe in idols, evil

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powers. The word

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refers to anything that is worshipped besides Allah

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subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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So any type of shirk,

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any type of worshiping, associating partners with Allah

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'alaydu'

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all of those false gods and deities

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are called Taghut. All of them are Taghut

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and Allah Azzawajal mentions this in a number

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of places in the Quran as we have

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mentioned already for example in Surat Al Baqarah

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and so on And that is the term

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therefore Tawgut refers to all of these false

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gods. So someone may worship a Prophet of

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Allah, another person may worship a stone, another

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person may worship a saint, another person may

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worship an animal, another person may worship some

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type of nature or natural being, whatever it

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may be. Anything and everything that is worshipped

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besides Allah azza wa Jal, that is therefore

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a false god and deity, in Arabic it

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is called Tawgut.

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Allah is saying that these people were given

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revelation,

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a share of the scripture. What does the

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scripture call to? 1st and foremost, the Tawhid

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of Allah, the Oneness of Allah, the right

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of Allah Azzawajal to be worshipped alone with

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that partner. Allah Subhanu wa Ta'ala says concerning

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these people, they believe in Taghut, they believe

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in all of these false gods and they

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believe in Aljibt. And Aljibt is anything which

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is an evil power that helps a person

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to turn away from Allah 'azawajal. So for

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example fortune telling, for example sorcery, these are

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types and examples of Aljib. This is what

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they engage in. So rather than sticking to

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their scriptures and the central message of Tuhid

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and the worship of Allah Azza wa Jal

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alone, they turned away. As Allah mentioned, as

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we said in the previous verse in the

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previous episode,

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they purchased misguidance and they want misguidance for

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others as well.

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And so what do they do?

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And because of the way that they are,

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because of their worship of the Tawhut, because

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of the way that they believe in their

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false ideologies and so on, and they say

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that a person should be upon. So they

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consider everything therefore that is unbecoming and befitting

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for a believer

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for so they were considered the way of

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the disbelievers which is everything which is unbecoming

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of the believer

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to be more rightly guided,

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to be better

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and more straight meaning on the straight path

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than the way of the believers

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and that is because of the way that

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Shaitan has come and corrupted the way that

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they think and that is the danger of

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Shaitan, that is the trap of Shaitan. Shaitan

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comes with a small thing and then over

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time it continues and increases and increases and

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increases until there is nothing left of the

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remnants of the Tawhid that those people had.

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Just look at Quraysh. Quraysh, we can trace

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back their ancestry,

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we can trace back their original religion that

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they should have been upon all the way

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back to Ibrahim and Ismail alayhi musalahu alaihi

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wa sallam.

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Then the Quraysh still have Hajj and the

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Kaaba and Zamzam and Arafa and Mina and

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Muzdalifa, these are remnants

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from the times of the region of Ibrahim

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and Ismail alayhim as salatu wa salam. But

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Shaitan came and he entered upon them idolatry

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and idol worship and the false gods that

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they believed in besides Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

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and he twisted every aspect of their religion

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to the extent that even the one thing

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that they still kind of hung onto, which

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is the pilgrimage and the Hajj and the

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Kaaba, even that's twisted.

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So they have people making tawaf naked. You

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have certain acts that the Qurayshaun are willing

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to do such as going out to Arafah

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and certain things that they changed

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even in the one thing that he still

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had kind of and

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that is what Shaitan does. He corrupts, he

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changes, he distorts so that person even though

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they think and that is one of his

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traps that they continue to think that they

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are upon good, that they are worshipping Allah,

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that they are worshipping something that is close

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to what Allah Azzawajal wants but in reality

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it is far distant and far removed from

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that which Allah Azzawajal commanded

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and that is the trap of Shaitan and

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so here Allah ajazal is saying the same

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thing. So therefore a person always needs to

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be wary and careful of the traps of

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Shaitan,

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especially when it comes to acts of worship.

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How many of our fellow brothers and sisters

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in Islam across the Muslim world today are

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engaged in acts of cover

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of disbelief and bid our innovation

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under the guise of it being something which

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is good, something which is righteous, something which

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is an act of worship.

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So even an act of worship meaning generally

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speaking, it could be called

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or have the label of prayer or fasting

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or charity or the

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or some type of pilgrimage

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but in reality

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when you look down into the detail is

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not what Allah commanded or legislated

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and that is extremely dangerous.

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And so the Muslim has to be someone

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who is in shore of their religion,

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constantly studying and learning and showing that what

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they are doing in terms of their worship,

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in terms of their belief, it is what

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Allah commanded in the Quran, what the Prophet

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commanded sallallahu alaihi wa sallam in his sunnah.

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So Allah says concerning these people,

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Allah Subhanu wa Ta'ala says,

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in verse number 52, those are the ones

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that Allah has cursed

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and you will not find anyone to help

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those that Allah has

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cursed. Allah cursed them because they turned away

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and the curse of Allah azza wa Jal

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has been removed

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from the mercy of Allah and once a

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person is removed from the mercy of Allah,

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there is nothing for them except the punishment

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of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. And so Allah

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'Azza wa Jal says those who are cursed

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in this situation

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will have no helper besides Allah Subhanahu

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Wa Ta'ala.

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In verse number 53, Allah then continues and

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says

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do they have any share of what he

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possesses?

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If they did, they would not give away

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so much as the grove of a date

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stone. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says, do they

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have a portion of what Allah possesses of

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his kingdom?

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Meaning why as Allah Azzawaj is saying this

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in the next couple of verses, Allah Subhanahu

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Wa Ta'ala is saying that these people rejected

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the Prophet sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam, they rejected

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the guidance that he brought and they considered

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him meaning Muhammad sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam unworthy

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of being chosen as Allah's Prophet and Messenger.

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They said why were we prophets and messengers

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or what we have is enough or what

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we are is sufficient or we are the

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chosen beloved ones of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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All of these different claims that they make

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Allah aasawwajal is saying to them

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do you own the kingdom of Allah, the

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dominion of Allah that you choose what goes

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to whom? You are you are the ones

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who possess all of the shares and so

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you are the ones who distribute them?

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Do you have any portion of Allah's kingdom

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or dominion?

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And even if you did then you would

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never give anything away because that is the

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nature of humans.

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The nature of humans is that there are

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people who hoard, people who are miserly, people

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who want to keep everything to themselves. If

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Allah Azzawajal had given them the choice to

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find

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the one who was most worthy of Prophet

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or the messengership,

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they would have said Irrisas

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and kept it with themselves even if they

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were unworthy.

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And so they are not befitting

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of this station, let alone befitting of the

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kingdom and the dominion of Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala.

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Allah, ajaz, then says in verse number 54

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continuing on this,

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Do they envy people for the bounty that

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Allah has granted

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them? We gave the descendants of Ibrahim the

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scripture and wisdom

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And we gave them a great kingdom.

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Allah is saying, 'Because of your envy, your

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jealousy

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from that which Allah has given to his

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bounty to other people.'

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So they were jealous of the Prophet be

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the people of the scripture that Allah chose

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him and made him a messenger of Allah

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outside of Bani Israel and the shulrah of

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Israel, that Allah chose someone from outside of

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their nation,

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outside of their people to be the greatest

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and most beloved of His prophets to him

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salallahu alaihi wasalam.

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Or the Quraysh, a similar example,

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where they consider themselves to be more worthy

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as individuals because of their wealth, because of

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their status, because of their fame, because of

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their power, whatever it may be they consider

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themselves as individuals, as men to be more

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worthy of the station of being a Prophet

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and Messenger of Allah than our Messenger Muhammad

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sallallahu alaihi wasallam. 'Am Yasudoon and Nas?' Is

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it because of the envy that they feel?

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The jealousy that they have in their hearts

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for the bounty that Allah gave to other

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than them? 'Fakad a'ina Aala Ibrahim Al Kitab

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Allah A'Sajid says that indeed We gave to

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Ibrahim and his descendants the book meaning the

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scripture,

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wal Hikmah and wisdom and we gave to

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them

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a great kingdom. We know that every Prophet

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that came after Ibrahim Alaihi Salaam

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is from his progeny,

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is from there is from his his children

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and included from them is our own prophet

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sallallahu alaihi wasalam. And amongst them are those

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who were given kingdom as well like Dawood

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and Salima and alaihi mus salam. Not only

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are they prophets of Allah but they were

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kings and rulers. People that Allah gave to

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them power and wealth upon the land as

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well. And they were from amongst them prophets

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who were not given those things. But Allah

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gave to whomsoever He wills or gives to

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whomsoever he wills that which he pleases. And

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then you have our messenger Muhammad

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that was given the greatest of honors by

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. That is why Allah

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then says in verse number 55.

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But some of them believed in it and

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others turned away from it. Indeed, how fire

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blazes fiercely enough.

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Meaning some believed in it, meaning the prophethood

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of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. Some of

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them believed in the bounty that Allah gave

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to him, and so they accepted him as

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as the prophet and messenger of Allah. They

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obeyed him and they believed in him and

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they listened to him and they followed his

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ways sallallahu alaihi wa sallam as we see

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in the example of the many companions of

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the Prophet

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and those who followed them in righteousness and

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goodness and belief.

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But there were many others who turned away.

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From the time of Quresh,

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the people of Mecca and then the other

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Arabs and those who followed on their path

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today until today, we are separated into these

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2 groups, those who understand

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and believe in the messenger salallahu alaihi wasalam

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and those who turned away from him salallahu

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alaihi wasalam.

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Allah

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says and how far is enough

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of a blazing fire for those who turn

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away from Allah

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and reject the revelation

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and the prophets that Allah has sent. Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala then says in verse number

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56 and 57,

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now speaking about that issue of reward and

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punishment,

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those who turn away and those who believe,

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those who accept and those who reject. Allah

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'Azza wa Jal speaks about the punishment of

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those who reject first in verse number 56.

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says,

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We shall replace them with new ones so

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that they may continue to feel the pain.

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Indeed, Allah is Almighty, All Wise.

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says in this verse

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concerning the punishment

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of those people who reject and turn away.

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Allah says that they will be guided towards

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the fire.

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We will lead them towards the fire and

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that will be their punishment

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and that is where they will reign or

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reside therein for eternity.

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Throughout the Quran, Allah

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gives to us descriptions of that punishment

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in terms of the food of the people

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of the fire,

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the drink of the people of the fire,

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the way that the fire encompasses them, how

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they will live and reside in the fire

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and this is an example of that. And

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it is one of the most graphic examples

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of the punishment of the fire. Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala says,

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every single time their skin is melted and

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burned away because that fire is extremely fierce.

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As the prophet told us salallahu alaihi wasalam

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when he was comparing the fire of this

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world to the fire of the next life,

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he said that the fire of this dunya

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is one of 70 parts of the fire

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of the next life. 1 70th meaning the

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fire of Yomul Qiyama burns

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70 times stronger,

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more fiercer than the fire of this dunya.

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And we all know what a fire can

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do in this world, how it can destroy

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and burn and decimate everything in its path.

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We've seen those pictures of wildfires

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and the way that they destroy forests. We've

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seen the way fires go through a house

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and buildings. We've seen the way fire can

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encompass and consume everything that is in its

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path by Allah's permission.

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Now we imagine that 70 times stronger,

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70 times more fierce, 70 times more ferocious,

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70 times

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greater in terms of its burning power. That

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is what the people of the fire will

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have.

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So every single time that they are burned,

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Allah tells us in the Quran that only

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no, it's not only the external things that

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are burned, internally as well, elsewhere in the

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Quran. So what they eat, what they drink,

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what they consume inside, it burns. But the

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physical outer such stuff burns as well. Their

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skins will burn

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and they will melt away

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and a person will think that once their

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flesh has burned and gone, that's it, it's

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done. But Allah says,

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we will continue to replace their skin and

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their flesh with new flesh and skin. So

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it's not the end but as we know

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it is a recurring continuous

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punishment

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on until

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all of eternity

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and so Allah

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says, we will give to them new skin,

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new flesh so that it will burn again

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and when it burns it will be replaced

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a third time and a fourth and so

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on and so forth.

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So that they may continue

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to taste the punishment,

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that they may continue to experience

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the pain that Allah has

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decreed upon them.

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For indeed Allah

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is almighty and he is always subhanahu wa

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ta'ala in verse number 57 Allah azza wa

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jal then gives to us the

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glad tidings and the rewards of those who

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believe,

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those who accept, those who follow the way

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of the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam.

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As for those who believe and do good

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deeds, We shall admit them into gardens graced

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with flowing streams, and then they will remain

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forever.

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They will have pure spouses there, and we

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shall admit them into cool refreshing shade. Allah

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Subhanu Wa Ta'ala says that the people of

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Iman,

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the people of righteous deeds, the people of

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belief, the people who accepted what the Prophet

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brought to allahu alaihi wa sallam and obeyed

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him, they will enter into Jannah,

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gardens under which rivers flow,

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and they will remain therein forever. Just as

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the people of the fire remain therein forever,

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the people of Jannah also remain therein forever.

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They will have pure spouses.

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So the people of Jannah, as we know,

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Allah Azza wa Jal will remove from them

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everything from this life that was considered to

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be impure, that was considered to be filthy.

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So they will not need to go to

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the bathroom

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and and urinate or defecate a crimea qumullah.

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They will not become ill and sick in

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the way that people in this life become

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ill and sick. They will not become frail

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and old and infirm in the way that

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people do in this life sometimes.

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All of those things that are weaknesses,

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they will be removed from the people of

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Jannah. Allah will give to them a life

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of

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goodness, a life of bliss, a life of

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enjoyment, a life of reward.

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Everything in Jannah is pure,

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even their spouses.

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Everyone is pure, everything in Jannah is pure.

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They will have everlasting,

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cool, refreshing shade. And look at the therefore

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the juxtaposition, the

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distinction and the difference between what the people

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of the fire have, what the people of

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Jannah will have. The people of the fire

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will be in torment and burning

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and they will continue to experience that burning

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forever. Whereas the people of Jannah are given

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shade, they are given respite, they are given

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coolness, they are given everything that they need

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in order to live a blissful existence

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by Allah's pleasure and by his command and

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his mercy. Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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In verse 58 Allah Azzawaj then continues and

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he says

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Allah commands you to return things entrusted to

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you to their rightful owners and if you

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judge between the people to do so with

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justice, indeed Allah's instructions to you are excellent

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for he hears and sees everything.

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala commands us with a

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number of things here, that it is from

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the attributes of the believer,

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that the believer is someone who has integrity

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and is honest and truthful,

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And from that integrity is that they return

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the trust that were given to them. So

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when you are entrusted with something, whatever their

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responsibility

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is, it may be a job, it may

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be a role that you play within your

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community and in your society

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or it may be a physical trust that

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someone gives to you and says look after

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this for me. I entrust you with this

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for your safe in your safe keeping that

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you will return it to me at some

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point. All of those types of trust

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are things that the person should fulfill to

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the best of their ability. That is something

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which Allah azza wa jal,

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Allah azza wa jal loves and that is

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because it is from the signs of hypocrisy

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that a person breaks that trust, that a

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person is entrusted with something that they accept

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and that person that breaks the trust that

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they were given in the first place. That

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is something which is disliked amongst

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the, disliked in Islam and it is something

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which is from the from the ways of

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the hypocrites. Allah

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says,

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and if you are going to judge between

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people then do it with justice.

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And that is that a person does it

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for the sake of Allah azza wa Jal,

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they don't do it for any type of

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wealth or wordly

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praise or accolade they do it only for

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the sake of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

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and so a person who judges must be

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just and if you cannot be just or

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you have a vested interest then you seek

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to recuse yourself. You apologize. You say, this

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isn't for me. You withdraw from that situation.

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But if you're going to judge, then you

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must be just. You must listen to both

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sides fairly and you must weigh up what

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they bring to you to the table and

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then you deal in that issue in a

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way that is fair and just and that

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is because Allah

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loves these two aspects. Number 1, that a

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person has integrity,

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has truthfulness, has honesty and number 2 that

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they are fair and just and both of

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these issues are linked with one another and

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they are from the greatest of of characteristics

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and attributes that a person

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can hold.

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Allah says that indeed what Allah

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instructs you towards,

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reminds you of is from the most blessed

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and most excellent of affairs. And

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remember that Allah knows and hears and sees

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everything that you do.

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In the final verse in today's episode, Allah

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says in verse number 59.

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Allah and his messenger and those in authority

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amongst you. And if you are in dispute

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of any matter, refer to Allah and his

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Messenger. If you truly believe in Allah, then

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I stay that is better and fairer in

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the end. Allah subhanahu ta'ala gives to us

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this amazing verse that is the principle

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and the if you like the bedrock of

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the way that the Muslims should be. The

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foundation of Islam is in these issues and

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affairs. Number 1, the obedience of Allah

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and number 2, the obedience of the Prophet

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salallahu alaihi wasalam. In everything that you do,

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obey Allah's commands, obey the commands of the

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Prophet salallahu alaihi wasalam. And number 3, wa'ulil

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amri min kum those people that Allah has

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given authority over you. Allah azza wa Jal,

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in society there are people who are given

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certain cases of authority.

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Those people of authority

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have rights and from those rights is that

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you obey them in that which they do

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which is good. Who are those people of

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authority? The scholars said that there are 2

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types of people when it comes to Muslims.

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Number 1 are the rulers.

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Those people have authority over you. You must

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obey them because what they decide and what

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they decree, it is for the benefit of

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the whole of the society and so you

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must play your part and that's why it

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is from the etiquette of the Muslim and

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from the good points of Islam that you

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obey those people who are in in charge

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of your affairs

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and the rules that they place

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and the laws that they set so long

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as that there are laws that are good

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and they are beneficial for the society,

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they are to be obeyed. And that's for

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example so when we are driving now we

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have laws that determine the way that we

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drive, laws of road traffic management and so

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on, Those things must be obeyed because it

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is for the greater good of society.

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You can't come and say, no, that it's

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not found in the Quran, it's not found

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in the sunnah. It is found in the

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Quran and the sunnah in this verse. Allah

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says obey them. Those are the first group

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of people and the second group of people

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as the scholars of tafsir said are the

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scholars because they are the ones who instruct

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you in terms of your religion. They tell

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you what is Haram and Haram. They tell

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you what Allah 'azawajal wants from you and

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what Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala told you to

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stay away from And so therefore in those

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affairs you must obey them also because they

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are guiding you to the path of Allah

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aza wa Jal. And

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if you dispute,

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you don't know, you're going to disagree,

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then what do you do? Turn

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it back to Allah, turn it back to

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his Messenger salallahu alaihi wa sallam because they

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are the ones

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who decide all affairs.

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Our religion is based upon those two sources

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primarily, the Quran and the Sunnah. So if

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there is a dispute,

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if there is something where we're unsure, if

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we don't know what is the correct path,

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we take it back to Allah and his

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messenger, salallahu alaihi wa sallam. Allah says, if

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indeed you truly believe in Allah and the

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last day, that is better for you and

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it is fairer in the end. And with

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that we come to the end of today's

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episode.

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