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for Solyndra he while early he was so happy he was selling them

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Allahumma aluminum and Ferro now and fan of Mr. Olympia Now was it naman or Bella al Amin

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to continue with the explanation of Kitab Ori aka the softness of the heart, the book or the chapter of the softness of the heart from Sahil Buhari and we've reached chapter or a BAP

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number 14 Babu Oh baboon elvina Lena knifes. The title is a Latina of Venus richness is the richness of the soul. That's the title and he has taken that for him and Hola. From a hadith that will follow shortly.

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We'll call Allah He to Allah and he adds to the title also is a guna and Nemorino Middleham be him in melee weapon in either cold or heater Harlem in Dooney Delica Humla AMI loon. So he adds the idea

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where Allah azza wa jal says this is from El Camino SWAT and won't be known as a buena do they think

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and nama nomic? Don't be him Imani. Well, bunny in that boat, we supply them and we continue to supply them of from or of

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money and children. That or do they think that that continuous supply that we keep giving to them of money and children, new Seriola homefield, hi rot that this is good for them. That this is good thing that is coming their way. Allah says Bella showroom. No, they but they don't feel.

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They don't recognize the reality of what is coming their way.

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That is to those who disbelieve in Allah azza wa jal, and yet, despite that, find that they're continuously being quote unquote, blessed. So they're becoming richer and richer, and having more children more prosperous, more successful, the things that they want in life comes their way. Allah says, Do they think that this is here coming their way?

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Allah says Bella, Sheldon, they do not know. They don't perceive the reality of this life, and the reality of what is coming their way. So are these blessings if someone disobeyed Allah and yet they get wordly favors or these blessings?

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They're not. This is what

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scholars say, is to the Raj, you're being led on.

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You're being tricked, in a sense. Because you think that you're being rewarded, or your partner Your crimes are going unpunished.

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And that is a trick that you play on yourself and the shaytaan plays on you and you believe it, you're being tricked. This is to the Raj, that is if Allah azza wa jal doesn't want the good for that person anymore. He gives them from this dunya and they continue to commit heinous acts, until Allah azza wa jal takes them

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and eradicate them. So don't believe that money when it comes your way is always a good sign.

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Or that if Allah azza wa jal blesses someone with a lot of children, that it's always a good sign or if you get promoted, or move into a big house, or you're never sick, that it's always a good sign. No, it depends on how you are as a person whether you are pleasing to Allah or not.

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Is it actually

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Rama, Winnie Amma and Mr. Dodge or is it is to drudge again being led on lead to your destruction, your own destruction.

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And then he says it of course lead to Allah He continues with with the several of the ayat

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Allah azza wa jal says towards the end of those which Harry highlights Bell Kuru boom Pharaoh Marathi Minh Harada says but their hearts despite everything, but their hearts are unaware of what is happening to them.

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And that is the real tragedy in life is that you live your entire life and you're yet to understand yourself and the reality of life. It's not enough for you to read the news to understand what is happening in the world. It's not enough because those will report it and those who analyze it don't understand life itself. Don't understand how Allah gives and takes, what lasts and what doesn't.

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So the news reporting and the analysis that you find in the news is all inaccurate until someone comes who understands the Sunon

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He understands the Quran and descend the Sunnah and tells you this person even though he's successful, he's successful nonetheless, he'll be defeated. This person although he's prosperous, that prosperity will not last. Because he's not pleasing to Allah azza wa jal and those little group of people who are oppressed, if they hold on to the rope of Allah azza wa jal, they will overcome their oppressors even if you don't see it right now, or see its possibility.

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You with me? So that's why Allah says balloon fever, Marathi minha they're hard hearts are unaware of Zimbra is as if you have taken this the heart of yours and immersed it in a liquid. And it's unaware of what is happening outside of Amerasia Martha houfy Shake, you put it inside.

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That is when you're intoxicated with the dunya.

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So the Hadith, and the single Hadith under that chapter is when the prophets of Allah who Allah He was in them, said Lisa Lena and get throttled out of the wallet, Kenya Lena Lena knifes. It says rich riches or being rich,

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being affluent. It's not having plentiful worldly possessions. But it's the richness of the soul.

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Being rich is not having a lot of money, it is the richness of the soul. And here are the prophets of Allah, Allah you Ali was seldom redefines what it means to be rich.

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So if someone were to ask you, how do you define a rich person? What would you say? Typically, yeah, sorry,

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a billionaire, a millionaire, he has a lot of money in the bank, a lot of investments he has, he can do whatever he wants, he can fly wherever he wants, buy whatever, invest in whatever, he has connections. That is the definition of a rich, rich person.

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Yet you do want you to think about the fact that this rich person he could have or she could have all of this. But yet in reality before

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poor were here, on the inside?

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Have you ever encountered or knew about a rich person who's really stingy with money?

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Right? So if you have a lot of money, why would you be a miser? If you have Allah? Like they count the dollar?

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Why would you do that? Because they're not rich, here, they're afraid.

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If I give you, I'll have less. So if obviously, I cannot give you what are you just gonna leave me with less, and just take my money, this is my money, I won't give you my money.

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Right? Even though they have a lot,

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which tells you that if a person is not rich on the inside, it doesn't matter how much you give them on the outside, he'll still feel like as if they are poor feel like, like they have nothing feel like they have to run after money and serve money and protected. So there is fucker on the inside.

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And if there is fucker on the inside, you can never run away from it. Poverty on the inside, you can not run away from it, no matter how much you have.

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And so that person could in fact, and some people do that. They could in fact, live as a poor person, or run after money like a poor person, like someone who doesn't have anything. They worry about it like they have nothing. They run after it like they have none of it.

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And they are ready to serve it like a person who has no money at all.

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Because they're empty on the inside.

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Flip that a person who's rich on the inside, but doesn't have much. And then you get to you, you come to them. And you say can you give me can you help me with?

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And let us say yes, here

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although they don't have a lot.

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And they did that? I mean, I saw that happening.

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Although I don't condone it but some of those who shoot videos and they want to experiment.

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So they go to some homeless person. I don't know if you've seen these.

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And he tell them and he say Brother, could you help me? A couple of dollars. They just need to catch the bus a couple of dollars. I just need to buy a cup of coffee. No, this person is what? Homeless? What does he have? Nothing. He's begging for money, right? And he says uh, yes, rather take it and he gives it to them. All right.

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And then they come ask him later why why would you give that to me says because you need it. And I understand what it means to need. So of course, I'm going to help you.

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Whereas another person in his in his suit just coming out from a fancy office who asked him for a couple of dollars, what do we say what? We're just going to give you free money? For nothing?

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Like in return for nothing? No, I gotta get something in return for that because that's the mentality. That's poverty. Here, I gotta get something if you want to, I gotta get something if we're gonna give you something. That's how I lived my entire life. Whereas the other person lived through and understands life better, much better. This is even without discussing religion at all. Now when you come to religion,

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if you have leaner knifes than you are rich,

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you ever personally as well? How can I be rich on the inside? And I as a human being, I'm constantly in need, from the time that you are born. You're crying out for your mother for food, for shelter for love, right? The rest of your life.

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You're talking about, you're worrying about your needs. I want to eat, I'm thirsty. I'm afraid, we always are lacking. So we are in ourselves poor. Right? The fact that we have the poverty that we have is intrinsic is in us baked in us.

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How can I be a rich person on the inside?

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How can I have green enough's?

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What makes you rich?

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Amen. Allah says

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that's it.

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There's if you have Allah on the inside, if you trust Him, and that he is the provider, and the caretaker, and the defender, and the guide and everything that you need, you have everything on the inside.

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And that is in enough's. And that's why you can if you are rich on the inside, you can receive money and give money easily. You will not be devastated if you lose your job. Why?

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Allah is the provider not so and so. I'll get another thing. I'm not going to go hungry in sha Allah, Allah azza wa jal will accept my dua will open doors for me.

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Right? If you become sick

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you don't not gonna be devastated why? Allah azza wa jal is the healer. And if not, there is benefit in it even if it takes me away even if this is the end of my life. Allah is the is the one who's guiding my life. So you don't panic. Initially, yes, you can. But you remind yourself of the fact that Allah has voted is there when that's the case, then you're leaning on?

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A something that is dependable, Allah xojo had Sina.

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So the prophets of Allah he was telling me he redefines what it means to be rich. Like In another Hadith when he redefined what it means to be bankrupt. So he said at Ala Moana manual mufflers, he says, Do you know who is the roofless? Who is the bankrupt? So they said, Oh prophet of Allah is the One who has no possessions and no money? Exactly our answer. He says, No, the bankrupt is the one who comes on the Day of Judgment with good deeds, but he comes on he had heard so and so and back button so and so and harm, you know, and then talk ill of so and so. And they take from his good deeds, one by one, one by one until it exhausts all of his good deeds, and he's bankrupt.

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That's real bankruptcy, not in the dunya. Because in the akhira, because you can make it up in the dunya you're bankrupt now. Tomorrow, you'll work you'll find something else make it up. What are you going to do on the ACCA? If you go bankrupt,

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who you're going to borrow from? No one will give you anything. It's done. It's done deal. So Eleni, if you want to be rich, aim for the richness of the soul.

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And why is it that we clamor and run after the richness of the body, but not the richness of the soul? I want to have more money, more money and more of it? We say play it okay, fine, go get money. But why aren't you paying attention to the fact that you need to be rich on the inside as well not only on the outside?

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Cultivate your heart, your soul, your manners, your connection to Allah azza wa jal, so that you would at least live a balanced life. But not all the money money and buy, buy

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and consume and consume and entertainment or to entertainment.

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That is it. And that is the outcome of your entire life. That's how you spent it. You need something much and deeper. Because tell you what, when they say money doesn't buy happiness, it is true. It makes your life easier, yes. But you will get money and you will be the pay the price for it. If you don't have Iman, you will pay the price with it. Because you will be anxious. So you have developed anxiety, you will develop depression, you'll develop all sorts of mental illnesses, that children the wife, the husband will be ungrateful, the family will fragment and break all that with money.

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So if you think that money on its own is enough, he did not understand what it means to truly be rich. Right? So remember that redefinition of the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam, it's not about how much you have. It's how much you have on the inside, what it means to be

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and what have been on the inside. That's what Eman is.

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The following chapter is Babu fugly. fuckery the virtue of poverty.

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This is the title that Al Bukhari gives to the following few Hadith.

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And it says here that

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the prophets Allah, Allah wa salam was sitting with a Sahabi it is not named in this narration, but it's likely a Buddha. What are the Allahu Anhu but regardless of Sahaba, who was sitting next to him,

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and they're looking at people and the prophets, Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam said to that Sahabi points to a man and he says, Murat Yuka. If he had that, what do you think of that person?

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He said, Roger don't mean Ashraf Enos, a nobleman.

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And noble man is a man of distinct nobility and well known

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her though Allah He had a human heart of a new era. This is by Allah likely is that if he proposes to marry a woman, that would they would give that woman to him. That is what he is a man of stature.

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When shefa and you shift that and if He intercedes

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that his intercession will be accepted.

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On the facilita rasool Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, the prophets Allah Salam kept quiet. After that answer, thermometer or jewel, then another man passed by. So the Prophet pointed to him and he says, Mara yoke if he heard that, what do you think about this? This one?

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This is your rasool Allah, he had ordered ominto Cora in Mussolini and he says, this is a man of the poor Muslims

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have the hurry union Hatha, bandha Yonka. He is likely is that if he wants to marry, we're not going to be given that woman. We're in sha, Allah Lucia and if He intercedes that his intercession will not be accepted. When Karl Allah you smile. And if he speaks, no one listens to him.

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For Karla Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam her the Hadron windmill, or the mean Harada he says this one, the second one is better than the Earth's fill of the other one.

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And he this hadith is incredible.

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is incredible, to tell you about people scale of judgment, but how Allah azza wa jal sees people, how will you and I see people, right? And how Allah azza wa jal sees people

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which is complete opposite. Because the first man of the prophets of Allah, Allah is Allah was asking to teach. He was asking to say, how is it that you perceive not only you but all of us? And how is it that Allah sees because you need to start seeing things, the way that Allah sees things as much as possible, not the way that we foolishly judge people. And that's not an invitation for you to start, you know, passing judgment on people. No, here you had Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam to tell you the reality of things. So we don't know what inside people's hearts but the prophet through Allah as it uh, knows.

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So the first person, okay when he said,

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a noble man,

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a noble man means that he comes from a family, he's achieved in his village, a well known person now, not let's not think of the past think of the present of people who are like that. A well known person, a well known family, has connections

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Alright has money.

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If he goes anywhere in the city people know him if he wants to get anywhere in the city he gets in.

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Right, and noblemen. Okay, what else? In hataoka? Nuka. Has he wants to marry any woman, he's gonna get her. I mean, they would love. They would love that he would propose to them why? What is like, you know how like, you would imagine that your daughter would marry a prince. Right? A prince, oh my God, that's, that's the ultimate, she doesn't have to work for the rest of her life, she will have servants, you'll have this and that. Like, if he just knocks on the door, you want our daughter take her, take her. So this is that's the that's the kind of guy that we're talking about how to you and that, if he wants that woman, every woman would want to be his wife.

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We're in shefa. And if He intercedes that his intercession will be accepted. He goes into a people he says, hire so and so yes, you? Yes, of course, for your for your eyes, of course, we will even be hired.

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Give so and so alone? Of course, give him a loan just for you. You know? Is it clear in your mind right now? Right? Get again, he wants to buy this piece of land? Well, we usually wouldn't. But for you, we'll give it to him. That type of influence we're talking about? Just to see how attractive it is. To have that person around you in Shopify you shafa

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Okay, so the Prophet didn't say anything than the next person. So a poor man among the many poor Muslims. So this person that if you want to, he comes in he wants to marry your sister and your daughter, you say what? Well, when it's nice that you came to visit, but

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there's no match, please, leave? Because you think that? What am I going to give my daughter to him? What does he have?

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So now he's nine and get his pick of a woman. And if he wants to intercede, no one knows him. And no one cares about him. And the last one, which is heartbreaking, which is the way in Carla you smell odor code. And if he says anything, no one listens to him.

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He comes to say I have an idea. Keep it to yourself. We can fix this. No one is interested in how you want to fix things. Can I just help here, no one is interested in your help Subhanallah, a poor Muslim by himself weak.

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So that's when the Prophet salallahu Salam comes in, he says, this unknown fella that no one cares about. And no one pays attention under everybody's radar. No one pays attention to him. He's better than the Earth's fill of that other person.

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So I don't know how many people it takes to fill the earth so that we can make a comparison. I don't know. It's not just this person is better than 100 people like this person, or 1000 or a million. Can you imagine the number one person better than a million people.

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And we're not talking about non Muslims, Muslim to Muslim, but one person better than a million people, or two or five or 10 million, and so on and so on.

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Which tells you that your judgment could deceive you when it comes to Muslims, someone who was very famous and very eloquent. And when he speaks everybody listens to him. And you think oh, that is it. This is the person to listen to and go to and take, get advice from and solve problems. And he could be how you could have someone in the corner of the masjid sitting there. No one knows about him. And he's better than everybody in the masjid.

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Allahu Allah. That's why we don't pass judgment and we don't look down on other people. But at the same time, understand that stature and status and nobility and lineage and power doesn't mean that you are great in the sight of Allah is it means that you have things in this life. But are you able to use them in ways that are pleasing to Him? Subhan Allah to Allah, or are they've taken you away from him? Are they taking you away with him? Subhan Allah,

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another Hadith and we'll see how many we can read.

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Another Hadith he said,

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one of the Sahaba he says Odin Ababa he says we visited hubub or the Allahu Anhu while he was sick. This is the year that we're married. And we've encountered hubub Radi Allahu Anhu while he was sick in some other a hadith when he said something too similar to what he is going to say here. He said her Jharna and Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam no need to watch her

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Allah, it says we've migrated with the Prophets Allah Allahu Allah He was a limb. See King, Allah is face, seeking His pleasure seeking His approval, his reward for work our Audrina, Allah Allah, so our reward was with Allah azza wa jal for that act. So he's highlighting the fact that we as a Sahaba, we migrated with a prophet, and what was our intention? And nothing else but Allah azza wa jal.

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And we can just simply skip over this as if it's just something something simple that can be done. But it isn't. You know, when we migrate today, usually, what do we migrate for?

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Dunya. Right, we don't really migrate for the hero. These are people who left the dunya for the sake of the earth here and left behind the family that they know and the money that they have, and the homes that they owned everybody, a new land, everything is unpredictable as and is new. And they did that for Allah azza wa jal. So this is Hijra for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, and he says, then our reward was for that with Allah azza wa jal from him Nam and Maga. What Amir would mean agita. He. So among us are those who have passed away and they did not take anything from the reward. Nothing detracted from that reward. Like in other words, also, they didn't see the results of their

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Hijra. He says mean home. Most abnormal Coachella Yamaha Mossad have no mayor who was killed in the Battle of a hood very early on,

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meaning that we might greet it.

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But first of all, we migrated, we didn't see the results come in, except for the battle of beds. We didn't see the results come in compared to what had happened later, we didn't see the expansion of Islam, we didn't see all those money flow in back into Medina, we didn't see any of that at that moment. So they migrated and some of us habitate early.

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And that also teaches you something which is what you may not see the fruit of your actions.

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You may have a child and you want to raise them

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in ways that are pleasing to Allah as Odin, and you do, but you die while they're still young. He may not see the fruit of your deeds. Or you may plant a seed of good things.

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And it is going to multiply but not in your lifetime.

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Whether you are building a masjid or sponsoring an orphan or sponsoring a student of knowledge or whatever use you do it.

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You put it out there, but you're not gonna see its fruit. And you will die before you see its fruit. And that is perfectly fine.

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And that's perfectly good.

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Because you're not gonna take any of that reward away from you. It will be completed for you. Right?

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Why? Because you've done it only for Allah azza wa jal. So don't do things expecting that I must see the reward of that thing right now. Or while I'm still alive. So many were talking about many of us have of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, they were killed. And they did not see

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the opening of Maccha and the surrender of Alright, they didn't see these things, but they didn't have to. And He praises them. He says, put in

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water can Amira and he left a piece of clothing Namira like a cloak or something you know like a blanket you cover yourself with Namira either Athena razza who better to read law without pain originally HIPAA dot Sue says when we wanted to shroud him put him in the coffin. The only thing that he had of a possession is that piece of clothing that like square piece of clothing that he had, you put it on, you know, like, like

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you said if we cover his face with it, his leg, his feet would show if we cover his feet, his head would show.

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So the prophets of Allah he was sitting them he said he commanded us he says cover his head and bring some if here,

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grass and cover his feet with that.

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Do you know how little he had? Like of worldly possessions Musab how little he had. And he came from a rich family. It's well known that Mossad came from a rich family and he lived a luxurious life in Mecca. They knew by the fact that when Muslim comes the perfume of Musab preceded Mossad.

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He comes from a rich good family. He leaves all that behind.

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and lives in hardship. So when he dies, the only thing that he has is a short piece of clothing. If you cover his head, his feet would show that's the only thing.

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So he says, Musab is the example of those who died. And the reward is filled with a complete with Allah Zoda. Then he says women, no men are in love with Amara tufa, Dibrugarh. And among us are those whom their fruits have ripened, and they are harvesting them. I mean, we've seen the results of all of our deeds, the lands were open, we became rich, we had money, we had buildings, and we had food. And we had this and we had that that was a consequence of what we did. But there was those who never saw a cent of what they were doing.

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And that is a praise of those who may do, but get nothing in return in terms of worldly reward. And hubbub was of the opinion as we express, as we expressed before, that, if you get rewarded in the dunya, for the good things that you do, it does take away from the reward in the earth here. If you remember, I remember we mentioned that, that if you get rewarded in the dunya,

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it does take away from your reward in the HERA hub was of that opinion, because we said because it may distract you and take you away from Allah azza wa jal, or Allah may not compensate you for it. Because if you lack something in the dunya, and you don't get it, Allah compensates you for it in the AF era. But if you get it in the dunya, there'll be no compensation in the F hero, right?

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So the phrase of poverty here is not necessarily the idea that everybody needs to be poor.

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Right?

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So scholars of Islam, and let's this mentioned this, the scholars of Islam can actually debate this point. Is it better to be rich? Or is it better to be poor?

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So some say it is better to be rich. By rich, they don't mean any filthy rich. They don't mean living in excess in luxury, they don't mean that. But is it better to be rich, meaning have money, okay, and live well, but not Don't be wasteful.

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So they say it's better to be rich, they say why they say because you can do more with it.

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Right? He can give us a car. He can give sadaqa he can sponsor so much. You could do a lot of good with money. In addition to all the other things, you can still pray and fast and do all of these things. But you can do extra because you have money. Systems Carlos said that. Other scholars said no being poor is better say why is because money corrupts. The issue is not that if you have money, you can do more with it. Typically, if you have money, you're actually doing less. Very few people do more when they have money. So and it corrupts you distracts you pulls you to the dunya. Whereas if you are poor,

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they say that you have time, you have time for a bad day, you have time to work on yourself, devote more time to study your own illnesses, okay of envy of arrogance, and then cleanse yourself of it. Where as money increases your arrogance and increases your envy and increases every bad ailment of the heart. So of course it's better to be poor.

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And some said the best is the middle.

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To have enough, no more and Nautilus. Right? They said this is what the prophets of Allah it was ylim prayed for for his family. Allahu mudgil or his early Mohammed in Kota Allah make the provisions of the Al of Muhammad, the family of Muhammad Kuta meaning sufficient for them, meaning no more and not less, so that you don't spend your time your day hungry and looking for food. At the same time, you don't have extra to distract you. So just enough GIF good. So poverty does not.

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Poverty does not say harm you and being rich doesn't harm you. Both both excesses don't harm you. Will lower oil

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and we can say any. Just to add to that for some people, it is better for them to have less.

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And for some of you

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people it is better for them to have more

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and Allah hazarded decides for you. And also you need to keep track of the fact of what is this money doing to me. So if you find that it is corrupting you have to stop and ask yourself whether this is worth it or not. And again, having money having a lot of money doesn't mean that you have to live in luxury you can have money, but live a humble life down to earth life, right? Refuse access and luxury. Because that's closer to the life of the prophet sal Allahu Allah you use the last Hadith insha Allah because we're not going to finish the chapter today the last Hadith

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or maybe let's see, in fact, if we have questions, you have questions.

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Because I don't want to go overboard. No questions. Do you think we should stop?

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Continue? Okay. Insha Allah so if we can do one more Hadith, because that Allah the following Hadith requires a little bit of explanation so that's why I wanted to know if you guys had energy to continue or not,

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Inshallah, inshallah inshallah. So the Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam says, it'll autofill Jannetty for our A to X or earlier for Cora, water law to finality for a to x or Ali hon Nisa. He says, I've looked into Jana and I found that most of its people are the poor. And I looked into hellfire, and I found that most of its people are women.

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So this hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is important, it fits the title of the chapter, fog Lord fuckery the virtue of poverty.

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Now, it is a little bit of a little bit of explanation. The Tala to fill Jana I looked into heaven.

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And I found that most of its people are the poor.

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That tells you there that poverty has that quality of pushing people towards Allah azza wa jal, and being rich does the opposite thing be it rich?

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makes you more of a tyrant.

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rebellious.

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You would exit from Allah's obedience and self loathing that you're self sufficient. Because you think that you have something and you trust that thing that you have, not Allah azza wa jal, and you're willing to disobey Allah and go against him. Because what you have is dearer to you than Allah azza wa jal, that's money. That is the danger of money, it spoils you.

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You think that this is what matters not Allah azza wa jal.

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That's why it is likeliest, not always the case. The likely is that the rich are those who will suffer more

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loss of faith.

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And you'll look at sort of today richer country versus poorer country. Where does atheism spread more richer countries or poorer countries? Which are countries? Because when you have more and you think science can answer all the questions that you have, and your own economic plans can save you. That's it. I don't need

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a god. I am self sufficient. That's what money does. It does corrupt you emotionally but also here in your head. Where as poverty pushes you closer to Allah azza wa jal being sick, pushes you closer to Allah because you realize the limit of your power.

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Shani, I went to this doctor and that doctor and they can't help Who do you have left? Here Allah helped me. That's why

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I tried this. And I tried that no one can help who's left? Tomorrow will tell you. Did you try Allah? Did you ask? School try Allah and you begin to pray. So when prophets always said it looks into heaven, he says that most of the people there are the poor. It tells you that. Yeah. There's something insidious about having money and not knowing what to do with it. It's the problem is not having money.

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It's not knowing what to do with money and how it does not corrupt you. That's what is so insidious about the dunya. So corrupting about the dunya. The prophets, Allah Selim, he's not talking here about something statistical, like most of the people of the dunya today are poor or rich. Typically poor like in history. Most people are the rich or the poor. The poor, not rich, right? They are mostly poor. But so the profits are listed here and not talking about well, it's just basically statistics says most people in in the world were poor, they will also be poor. There

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He's talking about the fact that most of the people in Ghana are the poor because they are closer to Allah than the rich.

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And some said some of the scholars have said that

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it doesn't mean that the rich are not going to enter, but that the rich are being delayed. That's one explanation with the hadith is that those who are being delayed entry into gender because they're questioned, they're being questioned of why, how and where? Why did you get this money? How did you get the that money? Where did you spend it? Whereas the poor don't have to?

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So they said, That's why, and that's one answer that is giving to this hadith. But under the answer is to say no, they're in proportion, the rich will be more so more likely, so to be in hellfire, and the poor more likely, so to be in heaven. Not that money will prevent you from entry to heaven to gender, but that it is corrupting. Right? And it takes away from your iman, same thing is true about the second part of that hadith. I looked into hellfire, and I found that most of these people are women.

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Now, some scholars have said, he said, Yes, most of the people in hellfire are women, but they said and most of the people in heaven

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are women too.

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Because the Prophet sallallahu sallam said that when a man enters heaven, when he goes into Jannah, he'll have how many wives

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to each man who goes into Jannah he has how many wives too, so means that our men or woman more in heaven.

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Woman so there are more women in heaven. And so also more women in hellfire. So that's one answer to this hadith.

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But personally what I think is a problem with that answer though it is accurate but the problem with this answer is that this hadith becomes about statistics meaning numbers.

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And it's not just simply that the prophets Allah Selim is saying that there are more women in this dunya so naturally, there will be more women in the in hellfire. He's not saying that. He's saying no, like In another Hadith, and he was speaking to a woman directly. He says yeah, Mashallah. Nisa it also Dakota in Neeraj a to connect the rally now. He says, oh, a woman donate give sadaqa because I've seen you to be most of the people of hellfire. They said they said why are we most of the people in hellfire or prophet of Allah, harder to threaten Alana with a

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with a foreigner formula sheet. It says you curse a lot. And also you deny the favors of the husband. Like you've never done this to me, you've never been good to me. It's, you're not being good to them.

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So both of these things are sinful

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majors sins. So these are the things that are putting you in hellfire. But since they are major sins once they are forgiven and hellfire, the woman will intergender right.

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But the Prophet sallallahu sallam was telling them that you are the most people in hellfire said that they can do something about it. So it's not just a matter of statistics. It's a thing about Yes, you are the most, but do you want to do something about it or not? Do you want to save yourself from hellfire or not?

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So there's no sense in diluting this hadith because we're afraid of offending? Right? Because some sisters may come and by the way, if a man uses his Hadith in an argument with his wife, it's heinous. It's terrible. Like you were fighting with your wife or with your sister or with your I don't know. And then you say, Well, of course because you're most of the people of hellfire are women. That's what the prophets Allah cinemas said. And he you're using the prophets OLALIA cinemas and as ammunition in your argument

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that's that's awful. Because you're gonna make that woman hate that hadith.

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And maybe even hate God forbid Islam or is Islam is telling me I'm gonna go to hellfire and all women are going to be mostly in hellfire. What? What type of religion? Is he going to make her hate Islam when you see this, and that is terrible. You're not allowed to use this hadith that way.

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Okay, and we can say I mean, there's one woman who could be better than 100 and 1000 men talking about Muslims.

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So it's completely unfair. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam is saying this not to put down his reporting a reality. If you have a problem with this you can't have don't have a problem with the Prophet you have a problem with the Creator if you have a problem with this. And Allah did not create women to put them in hellfire. No

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He's telling them save yourself from it.

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There so that is a warning. So how do you save yourself from it? You

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know, pray to ALLAH has voted to save you from hellfire. You give sadaqa as the prophets Allah, Allah wa salam said, you guard your tongue, you guard your eyes, you watch your behavior, you do what Allah Who loves and you avoid what he hates, and then you're not going to be in that. You don't have to worry about it.

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Okay, so this insha Allah hadith is not problematic, and it's not directed against women, it's, in fact said to save them. And

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I didn't even want to defend that hadith because I said, Listen, if the prophets of Allah audio was in love, did not have to defend himself on the Sahaba understood it, and the woman there understood it, why should we bother to defend the Prophet sallallahu Sallam or what has been said, as if you know, we are in a position of defense as if we are weak, though this is a reality. If you refuse it, that's between you and Allah as ordered but that is a Hadith right there in Sahih al Bukhari very clear, like the sun. So what do you want to do with it? Do you want to fight with it? Or you want to fight with the shaytaan? And save yourself and family from hellfire? What use? Is it going to be if

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you fight with this hadith? Is it not going to change it? Is it going to go away? Is reality is going to evaporate just because you hate it? Or do you want to submit to Allah as of today and say, Yeah, Allah, I understand that your wisdom is beyond anything that I can conceive of. And the you know that you are the most merciful and you told me about this, so that I would not be one of the people in hellfire, save yourself and your family and accept and submit to the Hadith of the prophets, Allah Allahu Allah Who early he was in them. And I think Insha Allah, we will stop here and complete this chapter in sha Allah. Next week. Just let me know in sha Allah, if you have any

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question, yeah.

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Malika salaam Rahmatullah?

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What I read, sometimes

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they say that

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the reason that

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poor people are more religious, is because

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they feel miserable.

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Right, right. So the brother is saying that it's a comment, where he says that atheists will say that the reason that the poor are more religious is because they have failed miserably in life. So the only thing that they can have toward that they can hold on to is a belief in a next life, a belief in a god. So because I failed here, the only thing that I have left is here. And in partly, partly that is true. And we don't say that that is a bad thing.

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That failure in itself is not a bad thing. We learn from our mistakes, right? Don't we say that fail. But that's fine. Just get up and learn from your mistakes and kill on failure in itself is not a bad thing did not being denied. The pleasures of this life or the success in this life in itself is not a bad thing. Because if it opens up your eyes, to the reality of this life, then it's a good thing to fail. And it's a good thing not to have this life. Because those who have this life, as long as they have it. Long have the have that money and the success and the fame and the power. That thing blinds them.

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And they don't understand the fact that they will die. Understand the fact that they are being corrupt. Using all these tools that Allah had given to them, they are being corrupt, and they are corrupting the world around them. They don't see this. They're excessively selfish, excessively, excessively self centered, and you lose any means possible to achieve their ends. But where do When do they realize all of these things?

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When they're close to death, when they start losing them?

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Then they realize that if if you take someone who's rich, powerful and he oppresses the poor, and the powerless, and as long as he's rich, he doesn't see any problem with crushing other people. But take his power and take his money and let him feel volume and oppression. Then he'll tell you what, I was wrong. To treat people that way. Loss taught him something without that he would never learn. And when he learns it, and if he learns it, well, he'll never be an oppressor again.

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So we say yes.

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loss teaches you something very valuable about the reality of this life. Sickness teaches you something very valuable about this life. And when you learn it, you will know that, hey, wait a second, all this is going to end.

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So even for go back circling back to the atheists,

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they have no answer to that question. All of it is going to end. So what is all this for? Why do you work? Why did why do you continue to live? If everything is going to end, and it's complete darkness when you die? What is the value of anything that you do or say,

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Sit and logically tell me that? And that's why they can and they're susceptible to depression, and anxiety and suicide?

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Because there's no value in whatever they believe. The only person who has an answer is that poor oppressed person who comes and tells them hey, by the way, there is something that you can hold on to, is that he, the person who is doesn't have anything, was lucky enough and clever enough to notice Allah azza wa jal is there. They haven't noticed him yet. So I don't see that

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as a handicap, as if well, it's just because they're failure they're holding on to an illusion. I think that the illusion is what you're going through is this life is the illusion these people the blindfolds have been removed from their eyes now they can see reality if this is nothing and there has to be meaning meaning is only with Allah as in the next life that's my answer to it

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know

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right right

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combine these things so

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they won't have another

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book.

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Insha Allah we can we can do that. We can do that next because next week in sha Allah, we don't have as many headaches in that chapter. So in sha Allah I can give you a brief biography of Masada no may have insha Allah for next week in sha Allah. Allah search