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Following Hawa & Belief in Qadar (Destiny)

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My bad. The last part that we've reached

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is where we've said or would the author event Muhammad Rahim Allah said and wrote overlays of his sin native Dr. Sunil Allah to dragula Hello I'm Thal. When it comes to the Sunnah, there is no analogy meaning to contradict it. Right? And without all the Rapala hull and fell, you do not offer similar tudes for the sunnah to replicate it because this is all known by Allah has ordered the halal and haram

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what to believe that a bada is known by Allah as xojo

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wala to throw COVID Oh holy well, it cannot be encompassed. He could hear an ache all right.

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Can you just check if all the mics are off please. Because sometimes it happens because of because of that.

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When he said well to the Roku, below holy world Hawa, it cannot be encompassed that the Sunnah with mines and desires in the Mahalia diva otter cool however,

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it is basically it Teva to follow what Turquesa so what he's saying here and when want to really focus on that part of Turku, however, it is a Tibba and not Howard.

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So what he's saying here, Rahim Allah is

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Allah as Odin revealed.

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The Quran revealed the Sunnah, the mind and the desire cannot replicate that.

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And you cannot encompass it meaning you may be able to understand some of the wisdom behind what is happening behind what Allah is saying. But not all the time and accepting it is not based on or conditional on understanding the wisdom

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you will meet that is following the Quran and following the Sunnah is not always conditional on it should understand it, and its meaning

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and only then I'll follow it. Because your mind and my mind cannot be in a state. No matter how intelligent you are, that could comprehend everything. And especially Allah azza wa jal if it cannot understand everything in this dunya much less understand Allah azza wa jal. So Allah is beyond comprehension and encompassing thought. You'll understand few things, but not everything. So he says you cannot replicate the Sunnah you cannot fully encompass the Sunnah, meaning the belief that Allah had sent with your mind were in nama Hua ality but it is you simply follow it, follow it based on

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a belief that you had before based on evidence that you had before that this is from Allah azza wa jal

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that you did not follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam unless you knew that he was what? The Messenger of Allah

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Now how did you know that he's the Messenger of Allah enough proof had been presented to me that I know that he is the messenger of Allah. Now once you know that he's the Messenger of Allah, the Messenger of Allah will bring you things that your mind will not be able to fully comprehend, or think of on its own.

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Now your challenge is will you accept it based on that initial belief that the prophets Allah who said them is the messenger of Allah? Or will you question everything that the messenger tells you? If you question what the messenger is telling you, then do you believe that he's a messenger, then no.

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But only when you believe that he's a messenger telling you things about Allah and that Allah azza wa jal could tell you things that your mind cannot reach. Only then would you say, Yes, I submit to it and I follow it. And it is it Tibba and Terkel Hawa. How a hero is desire.

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And it's a big thing in the Quran that keeps repeating that in order for you to survive, you need to forsake your Hauer

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you need to forsake your Hawa. What a madman Hoffer. MACOM are behind BV one 100 NAFSA anilao NAFSA annual, however, in Elgin Netta he'll be the one who fears a time and place where he will be standing before

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Allah azza wa jal and forbids himself from following its howa, then he will enter Jannah

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that's how it is. That unless you forbid yourself from its Hauer, you will not enter Jannah because your neffs will call you to do things that Allah hates, that is your test. So when he says he had in them a hadith about it is to follow Allah zodion not to follow your Hauer it means that they are opposite directions. So Allah says in the Quran for Illa Mr. Ji boo laka Allah and NEMA yet Debbie una Hua home

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if they do not respond to you, Omaha Medallia has salatu salam, and they don't accept from you.

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Then know that they are following their desires. There is what is the thing that is stopping them from following

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pursuit Allah is Allah Allah wa salam for him yesterday Bula Kapha Allah what they're following their desires.

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So that's the difference. It's not that they did not receive enough informed me information. It's not that you did not convince them that you're a prophet of Allah and offer enough proofs.

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What's the problem? They're following their desires meaning Oh, Mohamed, you brought them things that go against what they like. They like power, they like money, they like to follow their own instincts, they don't like restrictions. So when you told them these things, they didn't like them. So they wanted their follow their own desires. And that is the test that all of us face, in our theater in practice and following the truth in being honest, is that most of the time our desire stands at the opposite end of that. You want to be honest, but your desire tells you what

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don't why because if you lie, he get more money. He escaped criticism. You look better in the eyes of people so your desire tells you your Hauer tells you lie Allah tells you don't lie

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there are immediate benefits to lying that's what does a how desire works immediate benefits to lying and immediate repercussions consequences to honesty are not always easy. So which is easier to follow your however because you already want to do it and there are immediate benefits

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seems it's going to explode

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I don't know how to fix this

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Yeah, yeah, either fix it on the inside or find a way to fix it on the outside because this is

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I don't know I always stay the same distance all the time. But I mean, is it okay if I do this? It's the same thing

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Nope.

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okay.

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So it's not always and this is important so that you understand that

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it's not always knowingly. That is the issue.

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Like you could know what the truth is, and yet fail to follow it.

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Right? So Allah azza wa jal says in the Quran, was to Allah him never Allah the Athena who is not enough and Salah Hamina Eduardo shaytaan of Acana Minella we will Oh shooting a lot of I now will be our lucky no Allah in a lot of the baba. So Allah azza wa jal there he says he wants Mohamed Salah he was sent him to become the story of the one and he's not named. But he says Allah as though did attina Who is Tina? We've given him our signs our Aya him we taught him so he knows what the truth is francisella him in hell, right? He slept it off. He took it off as if it was a dress that dress of knowledge and he took it off. And he became among the misguided and Allah as often says that why

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did he do this? Leather eel of the club

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to Earth and followed his desire, so he cannot claim ignorance.

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What's the problem there he knew or not.

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He knew Allah says attina, who we given him what I attina Our Signs plural mean he understood, but he chose to what to clink to this earth, meaning love of this earth life, money, whatever it is, and followed his desire. So we understand here that it's not about how much of the Quran you've memorized or understood. It's not about how many a hadith you have memorized and understood. It's not about how many books you've read, it's about tofield, from Allah azza wa jal and humility so that you could follow the truth.

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And it tells you also that when you know something, you need to do what with it,

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implement and follow. If you just simply know you're not guided, if

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you just simply read, you don't follow what you're reading, you're not guided, until Allah azza wa jal facilitates your guidance. And you ask him for that.

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So there are people who know more about Islam than you and I, but they are not guided.

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So here at Battle Hawa is the opposite of ativa, or Sharia, to the extent that there are some scholars have said that in matters that are ambiguous, and there is no clue to tell you right or left, and you don't know what to do. They say that the matter that agrees with Hawa is the matter that he should avoid, because your house typically leads you to what Allah hates.

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With me, that in ambiguous he says, if there is proof, there is proof, of course, you follow the proof. But he says, But in the absence of old proof and everything being equal, and your however is one is with one thing, it says follow the other.

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It tells you that the path of howa is not the path of Sharia, and that you have to combat your Hauer constantly wake up for Fudger it's difficult, what are your what is your Howard tell you sleep, keep sleeping because it's comfortable. You have to fight and restrain your house, the same thing right with matters of belief and the matters of Buddha. So the scholars have called the people of innovation and Bidda Lula Hua the people of desires. So why are they called the people of desires not ignorant? Is it because they liked something and they followed it? They opened the door for it. And they invited themselves to it. And they followed it. So that is the house that we're talking

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about. So that's why he said, Rahim Allah, you're not going to be able to encompass Allah's revelation with your mind and understand all of it. You understand parts, the other one needs surrender and submission. And so you need to train yourself to follow one and not the other. And so in the Quran, Allah tells you of our item, Anita Isla who Hawa Have you seen the one who has taken his howa his desire, as his ILA as his objects of worship, meaning that whatever it commands him to do, he does. And if it asks him to adopt a deity, he adopts that deity. So the concern here for that person is what I like. So I folly I like so I believe it's not Allah. But I that's how that becomes

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either. Where as you're supposed to surrender to Allah and not to your Hawa. Because either way, you're surrendering to something.

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Right. And have you heard that?

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Says, right, that's a pretty good seat.

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Okay. Okay. Have you heard the saying, right, that says that if you don't worship Allah, if there's, if Allah is not your God, something else or someone else is, and if Muhammad Ali has Salatu Salam is not your prophet, you need a prophet. Somebody else has to be a prophet, whether you call him that or not, is your prophet.

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So that's what he said, Rahim Allah. And we can talk more about how but what is important here is to realize that, as some of us have some of the self have said at the ICA Natsuko. at Vayner Jim Baker, he says your worst enemy is your self that is between your shoulders.

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Your worst enemy at times, not the external enemy. But that internal enemy that tells you don't and do. And because you think it cares about you, you listen to it, because an outsider you can dismiss as being ignorant as being an enemy as being foolish, but how do you dismiss the voice that is always inside, telling you not to do things and to do things and to go after this?

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and not to go after that, who can save you from it?

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Was

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Allah as such why salvation is in the hands of Allah azza wa jal, it's not in the hands of the individual, although you still have to put that effort. But on its own, it's insufficient.

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So now, Lima Muhammad Rahim Allah he will move and say will mean as soon as he lays Zima he can emphasize now individual beliefs. Before that he was laying the foundation of how do you come to that sound belief and how to keep following it. So he talks about and count with me he talks about following the companions of Muhammad, sal, Allahu Allah, yourself and being the prime examples of how you're supposed to live and what you're supposed to believe. So following the Companions, leaving Buddha and including with that included with that sitting with the people of Buddha, so you don't sit with them, and you leave innovation altogether, and leaving disputations and arguments and

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debates because they do not lead to the truth. And we talked about that. Then he explained the importance and the primacy of the Sunnah, that it explains the Quran, it's indispensable. And then he's talked finally about following, okay, without the intervention, or the opposition of the intellect, intellect can understand, but it does not oppose of the intellect of emotions and follow without power, we're talking about five or maybe you can say six things. These are the foundations. Right? Now we're going to be talking about the individual beliefs. So, he says, will mean as soon as the laziness of the obligatory sunnah, we are here we come back to belief that theta the obligatory

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Aqeedah that he says I let him and Tara come in her Hustla 10 What am your Kabbalah Are you mean be her Let me I could mean earlier that is of the obligatory beliefs that if you abandon one of them, and you do not accept it and believe in it, you're not one of them. You're not part of the people of sunnah. So now this these are the beliefs that define the people of sunnah. If you don't take and accept these beliefs, you become either of the people of bid or a disbeliever based on how much you've rejected.

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Right? How much have you rejected of this you could simply be an innovator, still a Muslim but an innovator or now at this believer.

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The first he says a Iman will cover a theory he was sharing believe in destiny, the good part and the bad part. What does the OB a hottie Fifi he will email and will be her and believing their hottie that has come about cuddle and cuddle and destiny and having faith in them lie you Kalu Lima Walla que if you do not say how and why

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in the Mahabharata stick will be here. While email will be here it is believing in them and having faith in them. So he begins Rahim Allah with kava and cassava. And he calls it a Kadar theory he was Cherie

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believing in the destiny that Allah azza wa jal knew everything created everything according to his knowledge, and he will Dettol

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and he begins with that Rahim Allah because this is that part of belief in Islam. A it is so essential. At the same time, it was one of the reasons why early bit as emerged. You know, one of the early reasons why people deviated Islamically within Islam and even outside of Islam was the issue of Kabbalah and Adara. It was problematic then it was problematic before and it continues elements of it continue to be problematic till today for some people. So people actually deviate

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because of misunderstanding al Qaeda.

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So today, inshallah we want to understand what it means to believe in Al Qaeda as a pillar of Eman and how people deviate and why. And making sure Allah some side notes about all of that. Now,

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Euro the hadith of Gibreel

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Ali, he said, I'm right, where Gibreel comes to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he asks him about Islam. The Prophet answers, he asks him about Iman. And the prophets of Allah Allah wa salam answers and what does he tell him about the pillars and the foundations of email? To Miller bIllahi min Mala Ekati he will call to be hero Sunni. He will you will ask. I know the Hadith believe

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Allah in the messengers of the prophets and the angels and the Last Day, what is the last one? Well unto me and I will cover a theory he was sure that you believe in destiny, the good and the bad meaning what does that mean? The good and the bad meaning the good things that happen and the bad things that happen are destined by Allah azza wa jal. It comes from Him subhanho wa taala. If you don't have that, Iman,

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then the Eman the all of iman collapses. Because that is a pillar. If you don't believe in Allah as destiny, all of iman collapses now, this hadith by the way, had a story that if you were to read it in Sahih Muslim it tells you why even Omar narrated that hadith, but what what happened, so that he's narrating that hadith. There were two people and that is after rasool Allah is Allah Allah will synonyms death. They were coming from Basra, Iraq, right southern Iraq, they're coming from there.

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And they wanted to go to Hajj or Umrah.

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And they said to themselves, they said, let's see if we can meet one of the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, so that we can ask him about kadaga.

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So they say they happen to meet IGNOU Omarama.

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So they went and they asked him, they said the following to him, ha, we have people that we have left behind in an bussola.

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And of the descriptions they said yet aka falloon l Aima. Where the kahraman SHINee him. He says they've painstakingly seeking of knowledge that those people

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are diligent in seeking knowledge. Yet the corona what is the taka feronia means it means that they go deep into knowledge. They seek what is mysterious, hidden, ambiguous, and they extract it. So they're saying about them that they are smart.

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They are learned, they research, they talk, they probably are well spoken. So they are people who when you look at them, they seek knowledge diligently, excessively. And they probably if you were to meet them, they would impress you.

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Yes, Omona and Lakota or an Amarone? Of they claim that there is no destiny. And there all this is happening in you meaning that Allah doesn't know about or any of it.

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Right? Allah does not know about any of it, meaning as it happens, it happens. Allah did not know it's going to happen the way it happened. So they negated Allah's knowledge.

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Despite what,

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what seems to be that immense ability that they have to seek knowledge, yet they negated Allah's knowledge.

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So even Omar Upon hearing this, he says, if you meet them, let them know that I'm innocent of them, and they're innocent of me.

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Meaning where there is no connection between us if that if you are negating Allah's knowledge, that they are negating something that is explicit and clear in the Quran, like just a cursory reading of the Quran, from even a non expert will tell you that Allah knows past, present and future. I either called the Amara, if he wants something, what does he say confer kuya? By Allah knows everything.

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A simple reading of the Quran tells you this. So how did it happen that they were so knowledgeable, and they had access to the Sahaba and they still could see these things.

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Again, just to confirm what I was telling you about tower is not just about access of knowledge. It's not about how much you know. It's about Allah azza wa jal blessing you with what you know.

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So they claimed something that would take them out of Islam.

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And that group, by the way, God extinct I mean, we don't have within the Islamic realm people who come and say Allah does not know about things until they happen because of a person claims it today, aware of what they're saying, Are they believers

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because they contradict the Quran heads up.

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So Kedah and Kadar first let's explain what we should believe about ABA and

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then say why people got it wrong. And reasons why that could persist till today. But I'm coda, they say the scholars of Islam after looking at the Quran and the Sunnah they say it made up or it is made up of four categories or pillars. One is Allah has knowledge.

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Meaning Allah knows everything and nothing is hidden.

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From him we're in the homothetic Hola. Hi Bella yeah Allah Maha Allahu Allah azza wa jal has the keys of the unseen. No one knows it except him subhanho wa taala. What's going to happen in detail? Allah is the only one who knows it. Humanity and people don't have access to that knowledge. So Allah before things are going to happen, he knows that they're going to happen exactly the way that they should happen. That's the first. Second Allah wills everything to happen as it happens. So nothing happens opposite the will of Allah azza wa jal. So can we introduce something opposite to the will of Allah? Absolutely not good or evil,

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good or bad. It happens because Allah will did the way he wants it to happen. centimeter by centimeter inch by inch, it doesn't deviate from it.

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The third that it is all written down.

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Mirtha Latina Phil Kitabi mean che Allah is saying that we did not neglect to record anything in the book, meaning the Preserved Tablets or local, my fourth, everything small or big is written in the book, and in the Hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the first thing that Allah created was the pen. And he told him right, the pen asked Allah What should I write? It said, write what's going to happen till the Day of Judgment, meaning everything in detail write it till the Day of Judgment. So 50,000 years before the creation of the heavens and the earth, the pen wrote everything in the preserve tablet. So everything that is happening now, a minute from now a week

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from now till the Day of Judgment is already written down. So this is Al Kitab. Right?

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So we have that Allah zodion knows it, wills it wrote it, and creates it exactly according to his knowledge. So the prophets a lot he was in them says alojado Cooley is on earth and was on. Allah is the career every maker and what he makes the creator of every maker. And what he makes is also part of Allah's creation, nothing escapes and there's nothing in existence, that is not the creation of Allah subhanho wa taala. It's as simple as that.

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Now, it's important also to note that when it comes to al Qaeda, al Qaeda,

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it is recommended that you hold on

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to these basic beliefs from the Quran and the Sunnah, and not research beyond it, not dig deeper, and I will tell you why that is the case.

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So he said salatu salam first as evidence to support all of this. Once the Prophet sallallahu wasallam came out

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and he wants he saw a group of the Sahaba sitting and they're talking about al Qaeda and arguing about it.

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Some citing these ideas and others other citing these ideas.

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So he sal Allahu Allah He was saying them they said he became so angry that as if pomegranate juice was running under his skin,

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you know, pomegranate juice or Romantika and number for quite a few words. He helped build romance as if there is pomegranate juice on his face, that would become red in the face. And that tells you that Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam at times would be angry. And then he said I'd be harder on your tone is this is what you were commanded to do? Can you totally Munna Khurana bah bah bah you're trying to have the Quran contradict itself here and there by citing these is meaning without full knowledge as to Alikum Allah Allah aka 15 I command you to stop.

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I commend you to stop.

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And he also said in other Hadith, Allah His Salatu was Salam. Either Dookie Ross hobby fam sequels. Were either do karate noodle move I'm sequel, were either do Kiril kajiado firm SQL. It says when my companions are mentioned, sees stuff,

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meaning seasoned stuff what

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it means don't attack, don't criticize, don't pick up their mistakes, no stuff stuff, meaning that the Sahaba are what?

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A red light.

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We're not saying that they are perfect. They're human beings. But what's the need for you to go after their mistakes of people who were around Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam at a time when few people were and other than then there's nobody else and they were tested. And Allah azza wa jal vouch for them in the Quran and the prophet in the Sunnah. So the Sahaba are what? Red Line

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If you see somebody talking about the Sahaba, you start doubting that person. Why teach him that he doesn't start? Then he's not fit to be listened to, or be around. So when the Sahaba are mentioned,

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stops, and when the stars are mentioned, stopped.

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What is it about the stars? That is a problem?

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It's not astronomy, right? No, what is it thinking that they have an influence on you?

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All right, thinking that through that you could predict the unseen horoscopes at all of that. So that says that you should start stuff that contradicts the Aqeedah.

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So if you want to do if you want to restrict them, research them physically you do. But when it comes to religiously supernaturally stuffed

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well, either to carica and when the destiny is mentioned, stop, stop.

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Stop what mean learn it and learn what Allah said in the Quran, what the Prophet sallallahu wasallam had said, in the Sunnah, but beyond that, don't investigate any further.

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And

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I'm gonna come to this in sha Allah, but some of the scholars have mentioned and this was really beneficial to hear

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a little more human

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element fill out of the while Bonefish sama

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making noise

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element fell out of the wild Moon this summer,

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while Kedah row in morphisms. He says knowledge is of two types, knowledge on Earth, here here and knowledge up there. And Kedah is knowledge that is up there.

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And that is really valuable by the way.

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And it has implications not only for religious knowledge, but worldly knowledge as well. So this is this saying is what tells you what Allah azza wa jal has some giving you access to some knowledge and that is on earth, whether you know it now or a day from now or 100 years from now it's successive, so you'll get to know it. And there is knowledge that does not belong to you. It's up there. I heard that is worth

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up there. And they call it Cyril administrar Illa. That's a secret of the secrets of Allah, as Odin is not fully revealed. So there's a ceiling, there's a ceiling.

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Now, why does it become complicated?

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Because in the minds of some people, especially Okay, so, on the one hand, we know, Allah, destined everything, everything is written down.

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Anything that is going to happen to me is written down.

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A question that could come up is, if it's all written down,

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why should we want to

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do anything? If it's all written down?

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Why should we pray and fast work? If it's all written down? So that's the question that comes up. And that's the clash, the seeming clash.

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So some, and this is prior to Islam and then among some Muslims, would emphasize one, but not the other. So some will say, yes, in order for this to be just in order for the commands of Allah azza wa jal Timika, to make sense, because of Allah commanded you, it means that you have an option. It means that you have a choice, you could respond, it means that we have free free choice. So free choice in their mind contradicts predestination.

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So we'll emphasize free choice, free choice and say, there's no predestination.

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It's nothing is written down. Allah doesn't know anything about it, until it happens. So that gives them human complete freedom of choice.

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So that's why they emphasize this, but not Allah's power. Others will maybe look at that, and that's the earliest deviation. When others looked at that which is very extreme. They said, wait a little bit. You're taking so much from Allah azza wa jal, so he doesn't know anything.

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And he does not create these things, because if he doesn't know it, how does he create it?

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So who is the creator then and who is the knower? Then? He says, no, no, no, no, no. Allah azza wa jal predestined, Allah creates and they strip humanity of freedom of choice.

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He said, These are on Bucha bureaux, the term determinists, everything happens the way Allah said, and humans don't have freedom of choice. They just simply follow what is already written.

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That also doesn't seem right. How could Allah as though to ask you to do something

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They'll reward you or punish you without you having a say. And without having the freedom to choose right from wrong, that will be unjust. What Islam affirms is what is that you have freedom to choose. And it's all predestined. How you reconcile these things, that's the part that we say, belongs to Allah azza wa jal and the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam, by the way, he was asked this question.

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And it's interesting to hear the question and the answer, and then ponder the answers. So he was asked how to use Salatu was Salam. He says, O Messenger of Allah. The things that we are doing right now meaning our the commands and what we're doing and our actions. Is this something that already had had finished with been written down already? Or something that is still new for years? I mean, who is already done with? Or is it still new? He says, it's already done.

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So they asked him la salatu salam, then for female ama then why are we doing why are we doing what we're doing?

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He said alayhi salatu salam, Emmylou for kulambu? Yes, sir en Lima Haleakala. He said no indeed work for everyone who will be guided and facilitated towards where or towards where he is destined to go.

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No do and work and worship, because everybody will be guided and facilitated towards where he is destined to go where Allah wants him to go meaning, if you are of the people of Jannah, your actions will be the actions of the people of general right now. And if you are of the people of hellfire, may Allah protect us. If you are from the people of hellfire, your actions right now will be or the actions are the people of hellfire. You see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he didn't spend a lecture answering that question, which is amazing. Because nowadays we spend a lecture trying to explain, he didn't sit with them and say, Okay, let me tell you about the possibilities. And Allah

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and Kadar, he just answered with one single statement and that single statement is what it says no, don't think like that.

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Don't think like that? As if to say,

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Are you salatu salam?

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Do you have access to what Allah had written?

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No. So why are you thinking about it when Allah did not give you access to it? This is something that is with him. And if Allah conceals knowledge from you, he does not want you to think about it. You know that it's written down. But you're not to occupy yourself with it because Allah did not give that to you. He held it back. But what did he give you? He gave you a commands and say follow up and intuitively and then from the Quran from the Sunnah, if Allah tells you follow, what is that say that you have a choice or not?

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Otherwise, why is he asking?

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So you know from yourself that you have a choice. So he says, No, meaning stop thinking about it that way. Stop thinking about what you do not know. Leave what you do not know, to Allah azza wa jal and focus on the right here and now. Do you have access to the preserve tablets?

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No, now here's my phone. Do you have access to them? No. What do you have access to?

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Indications and suggestions? What are these? The way that I'm out the arm right now I can predict where I'm going. Meaning if I hear the then I go to Salah these are the actions of what people have genuine. And if I hear that, then I neglect the salah. These are the actions of the people of what Hellfire these are your predictions. So move based on that seeming as if he's saying Allah is Salatu was Salam concern yourself with the right here and now with what you see with the commands that you hear what had been written is conceal so you don't worry about it and you didn't think about so in Islam, and Allah sunnah wal jamaa are the walk this middle path where you don't go to extremes and

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you affirm everything that Allah has lived and wants you to affirm without contradiction. So on the one hand, Allah destined, everything he knows about it, he creates it according to his knowledge. He wants it to happen exactly that way. And all of it is written down. At the same time, you have full freedom of choice, even though Allah knows about it, and he creates it that have given you a choice and you're responsible for it.

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Now, by the way, when we say Al Qaeda, al Qaeda, or other Fady, he was surely good and bad.

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There is evil that you see in the world, right? And there are some bad things that happen to you.

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And that is also another thing that people misunderstand

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and they use it at times as a weapon against belief, religious belief or the existence of Allah azza wa jal, how could there be evil?

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If God is good and all of that?

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A short answer to this is to say, even though it is mentioned in the Hadith, the good and bad of other, the good and evil of other

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the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam also says in the Hadith, was shall release a lake. And evil is not from evil,

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in the sense of what,

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that what you see as evil is evil or is bad, in relative terms,

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that Allah does not create evil, that is evil in pure terms. That's what it means. No evil comes from Allah as origin. So when we say bad Kedah or good or evil Kadar or not our good Kadar, it means in relative terms to you and me, to this city, to this town, maybe. But in absolute terms, he said there's nothing that exists, that is pure evil, because whatever looks like evil, serves another function that is good. And without it that good cannot exist.

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Whether you know it or not, whether you could see it or not as something else. But it serves a purpose, even a bliss.

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Core if you think about the closest thing to a pure evil is what?

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Bliss right. So like nothing could like what good comes out of bliss. But what good comes out of a bliss is that Allah azza wa jal sets him in opposition to the pious. So they could struggle against those forces and through that grow in email,

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to levels that they cannot reach without the presence of Emily's,

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in ways that Allah azza wa jal knows and sees and whether you realize it or not. That's not the issue because you believe that Allah azza wa jal creates with wisdom. Right? So part of Abba and Kadar also is to believe that when Allah creates, he creates for a reason for a good reason and with wisdom. So as believers, when you believe and when you know that Allah and you know the qualities of Allah that Allah is wise, Allah is merciful, ALLAH is forgiving, Allah is powerful. From that you must believe in Kedah is Allah is all powerful, nothing escapes him. If Allah is a little cliche, then he created all that we see good or evil or good or bad.

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And if there's wisdom in it, and there's purpose behind it, that puts comfort in your heart, that whatever is happening to you, is happening for the best, even if it hurts,

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and that's the comfort of Alcoa.

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It happened why is it happening it had to happen.

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That is you do not believe become a believer until you know that Moussa Bucha led me to leave the UK What happened to you would never had missed us and what had missed you, which is never yours, you do not have believed until you believe that. So if some you lose something, you know that this was never yours. You wanted this position this this house, this spouse this thing, it did not happen. If you believe in that Allah destines everything this was never yours, you will never gonna get it again. And if something happens, whether you like it or not, it was always yours and you could not have done anything to escape it is

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nothing nothing. Even if you want to go and blame yourself, oh it was my fault it was this it was that you could have you could have been the most alert of people, the most the best of planners, this thing would happen.

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So you surrendering to Allah has.

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That is the benefit of Aqaba and Kedah, in practice that after you believe in it, in practice, it gives you patience and then contentment.

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At the first level is patience. It's from Allah azza wa jal. It's hard to accept hard to stomach. Since from its Allah, I cannot change it, I'll be patient with it. Then you rise to a level where I'm actually content with a Lord Allah did not give me because I know that Allah does the best and gives me the best. So if he took away something from me, in the beginning, it's better but when you say Allah does the best, then you say it's better that I don't have this. That's when you become pleased with Allah and Allah is pleased with you.

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That is one of the fruits of al Qaeda, al Qaeda. Right? So a believer affirms both Allah has destiny,

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full control, and at the same time, his responsibility coming out of freedom of choice.

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Now, a couple of points insha, Allah to confirm all of that. First of all, the issue of

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determinism versus free choice is not only one that happens in theological or religious discussions, by the way, even scientists they discussed us.

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So, scientist will tell you, right,

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or many scientists will say,

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we don't have freedom of choice.

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Like physicists, biologists, they will say, well, we don't have freedom of choice. Everything is determined.

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Now, those scientists, they don't believe in God.

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And they don't believe in his soul. By the way, the soul Tift for them, is something that doesn't exist.

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And if they had simply said, we have no access to claim the existence or non existence of the soul, because it exists beyond the realm of our investigation, then we would have said Good for you. Because then you because you did not negate what you do not understand that you will meet.

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But they say no, the soul does not exist.

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And if Allah azza wa jal says waste Aluna Kenny ro hecho de ro Hillman Emery Robbie. One Oh Tito Minella AMI, Isla kalila. He says, they ask you about the soul. They say the soul is from the matter that are belong to Allah, that he reserved with Allah azza wa jal, and you're only we're given a little bit of knowledge. So of the scientists would say we can examine so we cannot confirm nor deny, we would say with you.

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But they move on to say what it does not exist societies, they believe in consciousness, not in the sole source. But many of them will say, by the way, you don't have freedom to choose it say why? Because you say physically or biologically, you're made up of what cells

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and cells function, right? Pretty much the same. And there is DNA and the DNA already had Seth, what are you going to be? Right? Your height, your size, your color, your this and your data.

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And your made up of atoms, very predictable.

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So when they look at the universe all together, or look at you, the universe has been set in motion, and it moves like a clock,

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nothing changes, and you as well, you move like a clock, everything is predetermined. So you may think that you have freedom of choice, but you don't have freedom of choice. And that is the opinion of many scientists.

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Now, why am I mentioning this? First because it's interesting. Second is, I don't want someone who's listening to that argument about determinism and freedom of choice within a religious context to say what, oh, this is, this is just that religious restrictions again, religion telling me, or God telling me, everything is determined that I have no freedom to do what I want. Whereas if I just simply renounce religion, I have complete autonomy, complete agency complete freedom to decide whatever I want. We tell you, the scientists who are the Paragons, the ambassadors, the prophets, of the modern age, when they look at you, they don't see someone or something that has freedom of

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choice, they see a group or a grouping of material matter. And that matters is not freedom.

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So don't think that if you just escape from religion, you will have freedom that is just in popular culture. But scientists were telling you, when they look at you that you don't have freedom of choice, whereas Islamically what do we what do we say? You do, and you form far more complex than the matter that is anything. The matter that is in you does not determine who you are. There's something deposited in you that is greater than that matter, and that is the soul that Allah has given you. And the soul has connections to the other world has connections to the meta ICA the angels has connections to Allah has lived in uncertainty in terms of Allah's guidance. And so that

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all transcends the limitations of the atom, the cell, the DNA or your environment.

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So Allah azza wa jal could extract someone from the depths of darkness and guide died

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And the opposite is true.

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So that's one thing.

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The other thing also that we should emphasize as we also are talking about CUDA and CUDA is if somebody says, I'm always assuming that person on the other side who comes to object and says, I'm uncomfortable,

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not knowing

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the answer to that question of Kabbalah, and

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you're asking me to accept ignorance, right? That there's a limit to my knowledge. And unless I understand everything, I'm not willing to believe you either explain everything until it's so it's clear, or I am not willing to believe.

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So to that we're saying.

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And I hope the response is clear. I said, first of all, that is in itself a contradictions because as human beings, we have learned to operate with ignorance, and we seem to be comfortable with it. Right?

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Now, we don't have an issue with it. So why is it that when it comes to religious belief, you must understand everything or else? So take for as an example, if I asked you, I say, hand me this cup of water.

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And you take this cup of water, and you give that to me, I tell you before you gave that to me, did you think about how you're supposed to respond to that command? Like how did my command

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which is like audio waves, travel? Reach your ear? How is that translated into something that you comprehend? Then? How did the thought that you had about moving or giving me a cup translate into the movement of your muscles and body and arm? And you gave that to me? Do you understand that? Can you explain it to me?

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How many people could explain that?

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Okay, I mean, you could say something about nerves and muscles, and this and that, and waves and this, but to fully present a coherent argument of how this operates. Can you tell me? Why did you use your arm and body without full knowledge?

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Okay, let's take something simpler. Take your phone. Right? Can you tell me how it actually functions? Like actually how it functions? How does it store information? How that information gets transformed into something visual, and then audio? How does it when you talk to it responds back to you? Can you tell me like actually telling me how

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can you how many people can

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know very limited number of people can So how is it that you're using something that affects your life? Every almost every aspect of it, and without knowledge of it, and yet you're still comfortable with ignorance.

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Let's take the plumber mechanicals example. You take the car to the mechanic.

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And how many people really know what happens inside their car, you take him to the mechanic, the mechanic comes down back to you. And he says X, Y and Z is wrong with your car. And, and for all intents and purposes, he could be speaking another language. He tells you this x and y and z and you're nodding thinking oh, yeah, I'm gonna tell him that. I understand what he's saying. Of course, yes, of course, that thing? Yes. But I have no idea what he's saying he could have invented all of it. Right? And you say, okay, okay, I do go ahead and change it and you pay hundreds of dollars to change that. And you drive the car? Do you really know how the car operates? Not really.

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But you are comfortable with that ignorance. Just to tell you first of all,

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is a we as human beings, we don't know everything. And we don't need to know everything.

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And yet we use the systems around us. And we're comfortable with that. So again, if somebody asks you explain to me economics of a country, explain to be inflation, and how to fix inflation, explained to me a budget and a balanced budget and this and that. Do you really fully know what that means? Politics? Do you feel really fully know how the different branches of government interact with each other? How will is pass. We know something but we don't know everything? Because we simply don't have the time to know everything. So as human beings, we've also accepted the fact that there are specialists who will know things that we do not know, and we trust them.

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So if you tell me, you come back and you tell me, okay, I understand your example, but it's flawed because you know what I could do go and ask a specialist and the specialist will tell me exactly how these things operate. They can explain everything.

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They say, yes, you can go and they can explain everything. But you don't.

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Right. And you're not

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like after this. Are you going to go and ask every specialist about how any Frick, everything operates and only then will you use it? You're not going to do that.

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See, it's the same thing with Allah

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So, is it Allah azza wa jal, in a sense, the specialist of everything.

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And if he knows it, then you could ask him Subhana wa taala, to reveal that to you either now, or when you meet him subhanho wa taala, then he will tell you what that thing is.

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So you're comfortable with delaying the answer of specialists, and comfortable with ignorance. And it's the same thing when we say Allah knows it, and there is an answer. And if you believe in Him, Subhana Allah to Allah, who will provide you that answers, now or later.

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So as you're comfortable with worldly ignorance, when it comes to matters that are other worldly, that belong to the labor, you say to yourself, I have to know everything, otherwise, I do not accept, then apply all that to your dunya. And don't use anything unless you are fully accept fully aware of it, fully know it. And don't use any system unless you fully understand it and see what happens.

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Another thing also to add to it, which is some people think that if they you go to a specialist wordly specialists, whether it's biologists, physicists, chemists,

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they can explain everything.

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They have the power to explain everything.

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And that is simply not true.

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I believe that a scientist or that science has the capacity to answer everything is not science is scientism. It's an ism, it becomes a religion.

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And it resembles a belief that is religious belief. Because you are predicting that anything that will arise in the future science has the power to answer it without you having proof that it can answer it in the future.

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So that is a belief in

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me

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now, maybe now because even now science can answer everything. But if you say that no science can and will answer everything. That's a religious beliefs

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that based on an assumption that you have a desire that you have sat it's scientism it's an another isn't. As you have capitalism and communism and what have you, as we have other religions, that becomes a religious belief science can explain everything. And if not, now, legally, you say, how do you know that it has that capacity later? Because even now, it cannot accept, actually explain everything.

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So some people are very gung ho about science, meaning that Oh, science, everything.

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One plus one equals two, it is so precise, right?

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We say okay, at the simple, easy, observable stages of science, sciences precise, and has clear answers.

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When you move into the more advanced levels of science, science becomes far more complicated, far more ambiguous, scientists start arguing with each other. And it does not offer full and complete solutions.

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Even math, which math is the language of science, we may be aware of it or not, but at advanced level of math, when you look at math as a whole structure, not just one plus one equal to that is just at the beginning of beginners level, not just simple physics. But when math moves into infinity, and trying to understand infinity, trying to see can it be logical and judge every statement as true or false here combining math with logic,

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they discovered that math is not a complete system, but it has gaps in it. It cannot judge the truth all the time. And it cannot be free of consistent inconsistencies all the time.

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And that is a realization at the far end of math, especially as you move into the Infinity.

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Okay.

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So if mathematicians themselves are saying, we don't have the answers, we cannot judge right from wrong all the time. Math is cannot offer this. There are admitting that there are things in life that have no answers. Right? If math is the tool because of math can provide that answer, biology, chemistry they can. That's the language of science.

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So if math cannot, then there are things in life that we will never know. They will always be beyond our reach.

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And if that's the case with that world that we observe, how about the other world

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That's why we say it's not a sign of ignorance, to admit your ignorance, it's a sign of maturity to say, there are things that I can never know. And included in that because we are told that is the color of Allah azza wa jal.

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So I'm not to dig deep, like those that we talked about before, who ended up beginning of this lecture, who were so adamant to investigate every piece of knowledge, until that investigation led them to deny one of the attributes of Allah azza wa jal, which is His foreknowledge. We're not to dig that deep. Because the more that you dig, when it comes to Canada, the more that you will deviate,

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and they'll come more complex it becomes, and Subhan Allah, Allah did not charge you with that now, pour, no put that on you. Because he knows Subhana wa at the other you might cannot comprehend it. The more that you think about it, you'll see just clashes and contradictions, clashes and contradictions.

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But if you say Allah Zota this far beyond my mind, and my ability to reconcile,

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and there will come a time when I will understand all of this. But as far as I could see, as far as what has been revealed to me, I understand the following. Allah knows about things before they happen. Allah decides what's going to happen, Allah creates what's going to happen. And Allah wants me to do things and not to do other things. And I have full responsibility because I have the freedom to choose right from wrong. If you assert all of that, that is the only thing that you need to save you. And once you have all of this, you concern yourself with right and wrong, doing the things that you're supposed to do, and staying away from things that you're not supposed to do. The

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other hypothetical theoretical theological discussion that revolves around Kadar and destiny is not needed, and is wasteful. And it's ultimately misguiding. And thus, why Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what did he say? He said, that when Python codes are mentioned, you sees a new stuff. You learn what you're supposed to learn, and then you move on. And it's the same thing, by the way, if someone has religious beliefs, but he says, I need to understand Kadar or else I'm just gonna lose all my faith. We say when you believe in Allah azza wa jal the most Hi. Do you know everything about Allah in order to believe and

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know. So you admit also at the same time, whether you are Jewish or Christian or whatever, you are all Muslims, you admit that there are things about Allah the Most High you do not know.

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And there are things about Allah azza wa jal, by the way that you will never know.

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You will mean there are things that you do not know now, you will know later.

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And there are things about Allah azza wa jal that you will never know what are you gonna be here Elma?

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You will not encompass Allah azza wa jal in knowledge. Because you're so worse. We're so simple, you know, pitiful human beings, Allah azza wa jal had no beginning and no end. You will never encompass Allah as though did in terms of knowledge. So you are comfortable believing in an entity that you don't fully understand, but you understand enough to worship

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and has demonstrated to you why it should be worshipped and that it's here.

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So that's okay with that genuine belief in Allah azza wa jal, kava and Kadar are a subset of it. So you should also be comfortable with this, I cannot understand I do not understand that's fine. And this is unjust, I can understand. So always with knowledge, right? worldly knowledge, religious knowledge is a ceiling, you're going to rise and rise and rise, and then you're going to eventually hit that ceiling.

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Be humble enough to know that's the limit.

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Now in the dunya, there is room for you to keep investigating. But also it's good to keep in mind that you may hit that ceiling, ultimately, right in religion is far more dangerous.

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So if the prophets Allah wa salam taught something,

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that is what you need to know, there's nothing that you can figure out on your own. And Imam Muhammad said this, that the blue you cannot reach that understanding the reality of the unseen based on your intellect based on thinking about it.

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So I'll just conclude with this statement because it's relevant to what we're talking about. And he says, Well, man, let me if Cyril Hadith Yo hablo Arklow he says if you do not know them, you

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meaning of a hadith and your mind does not reach it for God graffia Danica Kim Allah you have been suffice that and has been perfected for you finally hit Iman will be here with this theme hola hola. So you have to believe in it and surrender to it meaning so he's saying what it says if there's a hadith or even there's an AI and your mind doesn't reach it says you can I don't understand it. What is this look like? What does it feel like? What is so you cannot reach it? He says what fficult goofy VALIC you've been suffice that what that means what low LM is that Allah azza wa jal said, now you can live for Allah who enough since the lows. Allah does not put on you more than what you can

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carry it as you say, I do not cannot understand this. Allah is telling you you don't have to.

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It's not your responsibility to understand. You're saying this is my limit. Allah says a yes, this is your limit for hudco Fear. Well, Kim Allahu and that was has been perfected for him, meaning that this hadith had been collected, had been graded had been purified. So what you are hearing is from Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam. So you don't have to doubt it, you simply have to take it, accept it, if you don't understand it, or you don't fully fathom what it looks like you said I don't have to. I'll just take what I can understand.

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And then you have an option you can you can add either ask the people of knowledge to explain it to you, or it's altogether beyond comprehension.

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How does Allah look like beyond comprehension? I see you leave that because he cannot imagine it. And imagining it is fruitless anyway. So you learn the difference between what can and what cannot be done. And the limit of the intellect right? And we'll come back Inshallah, to this point.

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Next week, we liars.

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Unreliable Alamy. So let me know in sha Allah, if you have questions about some of what we said. And

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although I will cover as we said, it's, you will find the same deviations among people of other faiths,

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the Jews, the Christians, the Buddhists and this and that if they believe in such a thing, where they oscillate between either Allah determined everything and no freedom of choice or freedom of choice, Allah did not do justice. And some people, you know, when they want to handle that problem of evil, they call it because they look at hurricanes and earthquakes and wars, and they say, Why would this happen?

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And so when they want to answer that question, some people will say, and that's exist outside of the Islamic faith.

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They'll say, oh, it's the devil. That's the doing of the devil. That's the doing of God, doing of the devil. The question here is,

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why would God allow the devil and God created the devil, right? So you're trying to escape from something but ultimately it goes back to the same thing, which is what Allah allowed it to happen otherwise Allah could have intervened and stopped it right. So eventually, whether you say it's the devil or not, eventually goes back to Allah azza wa jal, but here you're assigning tremendous power to the shaytaan he's I know creates hurricanes and disasters and kills people's and wars. shaytaan can instigate it but create a hurricane. Or tsunamis. That's the doing of what Allah has.

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And so what's the proper answer to this is to say what despite the feeling that you have led up to leave our cave, why Allah did this. That's the problem right? Why Allah did this? Because if you remember allow us to Amaya well whom you know, he is not question about what he does. They are so you don't call him cask, Allah. Why did you kill so many people? Is if you start asking that question, what happens? You start losing your faith, because you're not asking Allah azza wa jal why. Whereas if you say submit to it and say, Allah has his reasons,

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maybe they deserved it. Maybe they did not. Maybe something good comes out of this. Maybe Allah wants to take them and purify them from sin and put them in Jannah. Maybe, and maybe and maybe maybe there's 100,000 maybes that you don't know about.

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So you don't submit to Allah as though they don't put you know, Allah azza wa jal on the dissecting table and say, let me understand you can

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you don't question Allah like that he's far beyond whatever you've experienced. So when something bad happens, you know, it's never fully evil, something good is in it. You believe in that you could keep going, and you could want maintain your faith. But if you start questioning Allah azza wa jal, there will be no answers and add to it also loss of faith and add to its agony.

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agony because then, if there is no God, then what is all this has no meaning.

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And that's far more troubling that the answer

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so that you trying to figure out why was there this bad thing now all of this has no meaning. And that is spirits breaking.

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So

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let's see Insha Allah, you have questions so should we release you so you could go home?

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Yes, exactly. So that's why it was that's what angered Rasul allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Because the more that you dig, the more that you will find, or come into seemingly in your head clash between things. And when they start clashing, you'll have to adopt one position and not the other. And so your belief will start to dwindle. Okay at shrink, and you will lose an important part of it. And so in order to maintain all of it the way that Allah azza wa jal wants it as as you Barak Allah He as you pointed out, is that you need to take what Allah has given you and suffer of Allah had asked you to stop because Allah if Allah knew that you can comprehend this, he would have given

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it to you. But sometimes Allah withholds things from you because you are incapable of understanding it. And sometimes also as a test for all of us, will you trust Allah azza wa jal or will you not. So definitely, that people before us and after, after the prophets of Allah, he was hitting them, they

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misunderstood kava and Kedah because they dug deep.

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And they also by the way, they misunderstood Allah and Qatar because they were speaking to non Muslims, debating non Muslims about these issues in ways that transcend really go beyond what the Prophet sallallaahu Selim would have allowed, but rather you affirm this, and that is sufficient. And if they have issues, you bring them back to the Quran, but if you're trying to coerce them into either you have to believe in free choice on their terms, or believe in Allah as destiny is on their terms, eventually, you will fall into philosophical theological discussions that eventually will downplay the Quran and emphasize the mind and the intellect. And that's how people stray when it

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comes to Allah. And so don't question it beyond what is needed. Take what you need, and then focus on what benefits you

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well, you.

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Know,

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right, so I mean, some people will ask, what's the benefit of a bliss? Who seems to be the closest thing that we have to pure evil because he just commands corruption and disbelief all the time and he wants to destroy humanity? So what's the benefit of a bliss? A see that the opposition to Bliss is what our Allah as Odin wants, the friction between the believers and the bliss, because believe at least fights the believers. Right? He fights them with his helpers, with WESA with whispers, with physical harm with all of that the believers in order to obey Allah Zoda have to oppose a bliss and in doing so in that fight, their Eman increases, because they have to sacrifice

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they have to give up. So why do you give up you give up your time, you give up your loved ones, you give up your money, money, you give up your life.

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So that sacrifice could not have happened unless there was an enemy

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who forces you to sacrifice. And in sacrificing all of this, your Eman increases in ways that it could not have happened without the necessity of sacrifice. Right? Just like if you want to feel somebody, how does somebody know that? You love them?

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When you demonstrate, so you could say I love you. Great, but how do I know that? beyond words? How do you really know you become sick and whether they do take care of your you need money and what do they do? They give you and if they favor you over themselves. That is real love.

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And when you do that, actually your love grows because you've demonstrated it's not just say but demonstrated.

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And when you demonstrate you use all of your body and all of your emotions to practice this love. So the belief in even think of Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam. The first day when Allah said if crock

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and the last day when he said the Prophet sallallahu sallam said but now with the highest companion or with the highest companions when he died was his Eman the same. No, it

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continue to grow because every time he faced opposition, and someone insulted him, every time he fought, every time he invited someone to Islam, every time he believed in the Quran every time he fought the shaytaan, his Iman would grow. So that's, that's what happens with the believers. So the shaytaan is there to serve a purpose, which is what? To extract the best of iman out of the best of humanity. Right? That friction that creates a jewel or a diamond.

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Okay, so it has to go through that friction or pressure in order for the diamond to be a diamond. So Allah azza wa jal wanted to extract from humanity, those prophets and their followers who have the best of iman, and it could not happen on this plane unless there is opposition. So that's some of the benefits of the talk about the bliss. But there are other benefits even escape us.

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Yeah.

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Okay, good question, medical ethics so it can change the color. Okay. So we say, let's say that there are two types of cola or two types of color, one that is written down, and one that descends right down that dissents and the one that descends and what's going to happen to it, it's already written down to so if someone someone is sick, and it's written down in the Preserved Tablet that he's sick, but he's praying to Allah, heal me, Allah heal me, Allah heal me. It's written down also in the Preserved Tablet that he's going to make dua and it will be accepted and Allah will heal and so that sickness that is coming down, right, as Allah's command, Allah knows that this person is

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making dua, and this is described in the Hadith of the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam that the Huldah descends, catastrophe, illness, whatever. And the DUA a sense for Yeah, Attorney General, they fight

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until the DUA sends it back up. So Allah, of course, knows all of this exactly knows that you're going to be making dua and you won't be accepted. So you have to make dua. So that's another answer to the question of why should I make dua if everything is written down? Because Allah had made it conditional that you're not going to get better? Unless you make dua? That is the that is going to take care of that illness? If you don't, it's not right. So yes, so in a sense, a change is something that is coming down, but what is written, everything, including that is already written down.

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Here

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on the sorry,

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the lifespan, what increases it?

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Looks a little Rahima. Okay, Zack, go ahead. That's also another good question is that the question is that if everything is written down, and our mean life on this earth is already predetermined? How is it that Siddhartha Rahim being good to your kin increases your life? Right? And again, we say, why does it increase your life? Because the prophets always said them said, so. So the two Rahim, why does he do? Okay? And it also increases your provisions, by the way. So how does it increases your life? If it's already written down? There are two answers to this right or to explanation to this. One is it increases it in terms of Baraka

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increases in terms of Baraka, you could live a year, that seems like six months, or we live a year that feels like two years, in terms of productivity and the good things that you can do. So how long you've lived, also depends on how much Baraka there is in it, you could waste it. And under your judgment, it seem as if you are 100, you lived as if 25 years. Those were really the years that you've lived, or you lived 50, but they are equal to 100 years that somebody else have lived because of how much you put in them. So there's baraka and so that's one explanation. The other explanation is that Allah azza wa jal had written down and he knows which one it is, if so and so is good to his

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kin, he will live until he is 75 and it is not good to his kin he will live until he is 55 And Allah knows which one you've in.

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So deceitful Omar, it increases it in what sense that you do the cause. The means that increase your age, and Allah has already knows that you're going to do it and it's already written down. Same thing as when we say exercise and eat healthy, so that you can live longer. So we say if this is all written down, why should I do any of these things? Because these are causes

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contribute towards what Allah had written down. So it's really important right? To get that part of written down out of your head, believe in it. Believe in it. It's already written down, but it's concealed.

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So why fret over it's written, it's written, it's written, why should I do you don't know what is written, written. So why decide for yourself now what is written? Or it's already written or gonna die early? How do you? How do you know? It's already if it's already written that I'm not going to pray that I'm not going to pray? How do you know it's written written? You've decided it's written?

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Right? You decided because come on, you're lazy. You decided that you don't want to pray. So it's written that is not a pray, and is going to be a self fulfilling prophecy because you're not going to pray? How do you know it's written? Forget about what is written. It's written with Allah azza wa jal, but yeah, exercise and eat well, because these will be the conditions for you to live longer. If it's not going to work, it's not going to work. But it may or may. And so similar to Rahim, being good to your kin is one of the reasons why Allah will extend your life because he knows that you're going to do it. And if not, then you lost an opportunity. And again, that tells you that what, you

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have an impact on your life. It's not like you are helpless. No, it actually impacts how long you live, and how where you go and your life and your longevity and all of that.

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Exactly, there's cause and effect that you know, and sometimes there is a cause and effect that you don't realize why things are happening. And so you leave it up to Allah azza wa jal, and ultimately that destination is not in your hands. So you ask Allah azza wa jal for the best and you do with what you have the best and leave the rest to Allah has. Right? So you don't think about oh, it's ready written. It's already destined, where am I going? Leave that to Allah azza wa jal?

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Exactly. It's the grave is right. And it's not offered to you hear you don't need it is not offered to you. And there's a reason why right? Imagine if imagine if you were to know that you're gonna live until 70. What will happen to you? Would that be a good thing?

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It won't be. That's what Allah azza wa jal hides that from.

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Invisible Hand.

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Invisible Hand, like it's true, like in economics, you would think that in economics, if you can ask an economist, they'll know exactly what's going to happen to the economy, to the, to the currency, to the inflation to the debt, you think like they would know, but in fact that I've seen it. In fact, that is like an account economist, top economist, and an economic forum, like a topic anomic forum. And he was talking about something about debt, and the GDP and all of this. And he's saying, the reasoning was supposed to be like, when it comes to this level and that level, it shouldn't like it that either the economy or the currency, it shouldn't be strong.

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But it is, and we don't know why. Like he admitted and it's a tough economist, and it's a good thing to hear. He says it is happening. We don't know why it's happening. So if this is something that you observe with your own eyes, and you can study and you say, I don't know why this is happening, that is humbling for you to note to say that then I can understand everything about Allah azza wa jal if I can understand everything about myself, even your own soul right, your own body, your own mind.

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Damn so the question is, how what do you advise a overthinker is, as you described them, who say that the sins that I'm committing are cursing my life, they're bringing so much bad to intuit and they can let go of that feeling right? It's just my life is ruined because of all of those sins. And it's important for them to remember that there are sins but there is repentance. What a woman and then become another Allahu if you repent from sin. It's as if you are sinless, like it can erase it completely. So erase it in what terms in terms of the sin that

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You will see when you meet Allah azza wa jal, but also its effects here. So there's always a way to regenerate, to begin in Unity. So just simply ask Allah for forgiveness, do something good to good to offset the bad that you have done, and change your life. And don't be so obsessed with interpreting everything bad that is happening to you, as a consequence of Sims. Like if you fall into that line of thinking, you should simply cease and say, Allah knows best why this is happening. Because not everything that is bad necessarily happens because of that sin that you could point to, could be happening because Allah wants you to grow or saving you from more evil is teaching you a

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lesson. So you can be trapped like that thinking that my life is doomed because of this, alright? And there are people likely who have done things that are worse than you. And Allah accepted them back. So why trap yourself that is more of a devilish way than the shaytaan wants you to think this way to keep trapping you and say despair of Allah's mercy. You should you know, exit from that type of thinking be around people who will be thinking more positive. And know that Allah if Allah can indeed us forgive everything, why not these things and be more positive about and happy with if you repent be happy with repentance? If you pray be happy with this and then expect good things to come

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because of these things. That's that's the middle path. And that's only fair and bad things are going to come because of the bad Why not good things because of the good so why have we stuck with this and not do that? Yeah, well, you

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know, sadaqa does prevent misfortune does prevent calamities, you could use it for healing as well. So you can medicate yourself with what medicine regular physical medicine going to the doctor and what have you nutrition but this is a religious medication. And that religious medication similar to do is supernatural. You can't connect it physically. But yes, you give sadaqa if you or family member is sick with that intention of I want that to heal them may Allah I want Allah Allah to bless him and heal him or bless me and heal me. So yes sadaqa will push away harm and also for the individual is called so could bring healing or sickness

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it was one hand here

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Okay, okay, so you're talking about

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a person asking Allah for a sign, kind of to prove his existence or the truth of something or the falsehood of something the Allah send me a sign. Now, it depends on the,

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the situation of the individual right? And the amount of necessity that they are experiencing. Okay, I need to experience the sign or not, and the amount of knowledge that they have so, so that I'm not really ambiguous. What does that mean? Is that a person on the one hand, they could have plenty of signs in front of them.

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But they're still asking for something supernatural.

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So a person who is a Muslim already, they have the Quran, they have the Sunnah. They have the statements of the sahaba. They can breed they can learn and it can increase their Eman, but they still want something supernatural to happen. Right? Prove to me that you exist prove to me like you want to see and that is wrong. Wrong for because a the signs that Allah had sent already sufficient vision. Second, it resembles the disbelievers who said we will not build their belief until you turn this mountain into gold until you send rain upon us until you know you run rivers for us. So they requested something extra in addition to whatever Allah has revealed. So that resembles what the

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disbelievers are doing. They're not content with this they want something material and that is dangerous will not believe in you until we see with our eyes. Send us a book from heaven. So we can see it descending. Right love the angels carrier. So this is requesting from Allah azza wa jal right because it's there's you're a skeptic you don't really believe. So if Allah had offered all of these signs are a percent. Asking for those other supernatural signs is a violation. And also because you could be tricked easily.

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Big

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cuz the shaytaan is also listening, right?

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And the shaytaan can say, okay, and the sheath on does do that actually not might but does do that is if I show him a sign, I could trick him into thinking that he's special.

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So she thought could manifest or could carry something you don't see it, but it seems like it's just moving by itself or fly you somewhere. And now you think that you're special special. And you are what do you have? Allah has zodion. And slowly he'll mislead you. So if you have enough signs, you don't ask for it. But there are some people who don't have any. We you know, he's not a Muslim here. And there are a couple of examples. I've heard of people who did that they're not Muslim yet. And they're really desperately asking Allah azza wa jal show me that this is the right way. And Allah shows chosen the best the right way, because they are desperate. And they don't have access to these

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other sites. And they need this from Allah and they are sincere. So Allah shows it to them. But a person who has the Quran and still wants, you know, you know, to see an angel, that's, that's an indication of a lack of belief or a shaky belief

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as your question.

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Well, I mean, I mean, asking why something bad has happened. It's kind of like almost a reflection of reflective thought, right? Meaning, it happens without you knowing it. Right?

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Why did this happen to me? Right? Why not others? Why am I so miserable? Why why? So a there is part of your neffs that's going to ask this question involuntarily, even. And there's the shaytaan. This is going to feed all of that, because the shaytaan wants that question to be answered. And wants you to start asking what have I done differently? Okay, what am I what maybe Allah is not being just with me or fair with me, maybe I don't need this now. I could have done without it. So he wants you to ask all of these questions.

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You have to catch yourself asking these questions and say to yourself, first of all, that they're not useful.

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Okay, even if you indulge, they're not going to be useful. Second, if you strengthen your email and Allah zodion, you will find better answers to these questions. Some of them will be based on a belief in Allah azza wa jal, even though you don't know the details of what happened, but a trust in Him Subhana wa taala. Other part of it is really focusing your energy on something that is positive that will benefit you, rather than questions that will hurt you. So if you can catch yourself doing it, and redirect your thinking, you will, you can escape that.

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And it becomes problematic when you become so trapped by it just like the question you've asked about.

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questioning why bad things keep happening to you as a punishment. If you'd be keep to be trapped in it, that trap could kind of suck the faith out of him.

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Because there is no good answers. And that those questions those questions are not questions but they're questioning the wisdom of Allah azza wa jal making replacing yourself as the victim who does not deserve.

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So if you readjust, and that requires a reading of the Quran or understanding of it, a reading of the Hadith and understanding of it, or reading of a book that at that moment or Allah, see how advice that really responds to what you're experiencing, that tells you no human being is really fully a victim. We always are doing bad things all the time, we just forget about them.

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And that Allah azza wa jal, when he sends these bad things towards you, his intent is not to destroy but to uplift, and you needed that wake up call. And it's taken away your sins. And when you begin to hear these things, you begin to feel better.

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And that is a sign that these things are true by the way, you begin to feel better and Allah wants the best for you. And these things that are causing whatever bad thing that's happening if you ask Allah for forgiveness, they go away.

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And then you can come close back to Allah azza wa jal and and and and and it's all written down. You could not have avoided it. You could not have escaped it. And

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the more that you inject Eman, the better that you will feel and that thing that seems so big diminishes and becomes very small. And you can move on and beyond. So that's why asking why I need to stop now. You call him okay, why in hell right now

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I'd rather accept this from Allah as we did and ultimately if you think about it is very practical. Okay? Because a very intellectual even because

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what else could you do?

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Right? What else could you do? I mean, eventually you're going to surrender to this. There are things that you could change and things that you cannot change. So if you cannot change something, what's the best strategy? Even just intellectually? Okay, except no one. But if you keep fighting with it, it destroys you.

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So we don't say just do this intellectually, just saying no, when it's based on Eman is most potent and most useful. Although

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we're done.

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We've come a long shot. I will see you next week. Savannah globe hamburger shadow day.