Ali Albarghouthi – Stories in the Quran Conference – People of the Cave

Ali Albarghouthi
AI: Summary © The importance of knowing the people of the cave and the people around them is emphasized in Jesus's teachings, as it is crucial to achieve success in a spiritual journey. Jesus's teachings include the importance of being a master of the language, the importance of being a master of the language, and the importance of showing actual intentions to avoid violence. The importance of staying at home during the pandemic and showing evidence of death and resurrection is emphasized, as it is crucial to determine whether someone died or if they are still alive. The importance of focusing on the main objective of a story is emphasized, and the need for support from Allah is emphasized.
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Smilla Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah who are early he or sahbihi wa salam at Loma Linda MA and fauna when found Mr. Olympia now is in that email notable al Amin Allahumma in Allah Vickery, kava Shoukry ko Hosni burnetii.

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So the story of the people of the cave Cassatt was Hi Bill calf.

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And that like the story of yesterday, it is in surah, till calf and in fact, this story gives the entire Surah its name. So Surah Talca is based on the story of the people of the cave.

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And that might tell us, why Allahu Adam, that this story is central to the surah itself.

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And it reflects the message of the surah. Right, and the main theme, and the lessons of it.

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the story of the people of the cave may have been

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a question that had to come to the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam.

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By the Metcons, through the People of the Book, we say may have been because the Hadith about it is not so here.

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But there is some evidence that could attest to it, to the fact that the people of Mecca wanted to test and in that they were seeking to expose

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the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam as being a nonprofit, by asking the people of the Book who have knowledge tell us about something that we can ask him, sort of to expose them so that people have the book. One of the things according to that week, narration one of the things that they asked the Americans to ask them about AD scream about youngsters and lads and young men.

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Now it's gone. Okay, young men

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who had slept

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in the cave, what happened to them and what is their story? So this tells us that this was a special story that very few people knew about. And if you wanted to know it in detail, you had to be a prophet of Allah. So consider also yourself very fortunate. That Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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received this revelation and through him you understand this story because without it, it'd be lost in history, you would know very little about it. And Allah azza wa jal here in the Surah on begins and I in number nine, he says subhanho wa Taala has it done last herbal Kathiawar rocky McCann Amin at now Hyderabad Did you suppose that the people of the cave and a rock team the tablet were their names and story is written on? Do you suppose that they were the only wonderous thing among our signs?

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And here Allah azza wa jal is alerting all of us. He says as incredible that as that story is, and it is truly incredible.

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But sometimes we as human beings, we fixate on the extraordinary, because it is out of the ordinary. And we forgot forget that in ordinary things, and a lot of ordinary things and ordinary because they happen all the time. That these are greater signs than the signs that we are looking for. The people of the cave, sleeping for 300 or some years and then waking up is truly something wondrous, but what is even more wonder is then that is the rising of the setting of the sun.

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Right? of people being born and dying,

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of Allah azza wa jal answering your DUA out of nowhere things happen to you. So Allah azza wa jal is saying that Allah azza wa jal has many signs that surround you. So when you only think that the only wonder is thing are these signs you miss out on all the other signs

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that you are living through? Because somebody could say,

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but no is Surah Isla saw many signs.

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Right? And the people before saw many signs, and you may say to yourself, indeed if I were to see these, I would be a believer.

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Where are the signs that I'm supposed to see?

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So Allah azza wa jal wants to tell you are the people of the cave, a bigger sign or the Quran?

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The Quran the book of Allah azza wa jal is a bigger sign. If you don't see

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that if you have not felt it, then study the Quran to understand that that is a bigger sign, or the movement of bodies in the sky in the universe. Is that a bigger sign?

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Imagine, right, this incredible sign of the universe size of the universe that just lies beyond our human comprehension. All of this is not incredible enough for you, but a group of men that sleep with 300 years that is incredible, which is more wonderous. So keep that in mind. Right? Because it's really helpful as a lesson and consider it to be the first lesson of today.

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So Allah azza wa jal, he says either I will fit here to either Kaffee for Carlo now is the beginning of the explanation of that story. He says when the fifth year the feta is someone who who's from 19 to 30. So if you're young men, so he says they took refuge in the cave and they say Robina Oh Our Rob, and when you supplicate to Allah azza wa jal with his robe Obeah er, er B. What are you asking him? You're saying yeah, Allah Who? And this is the meaning of Rob took care of me

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and takes care of me.

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And is there whenever I need him? Give me so you're asking by his Rubia Oh, who feeds me feed me. Oh, who protects me protect me? Because Allah has Zodac is your rub. Right? So if you are the mother or father

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of your family, you are Rob Boone. Busara. They call them the rub of the Ostara Why are you called the ROB Busara because you take care of the family. So who's the ROB Bull? I mean,

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the caretaker of all beings. So when they say Faqad or a burner oil, our Rob attina Mila Dunker, Rahima grant us a mercy from you. Why yet linnorm In a marinara Shuddha and grantors success or guidance in our affairs.

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So they're asking for mercy from Allah azza wa jal, and also they're asking for guidance and what they are going in going to encounter. So Allah azza wa jal here and here he abbreviates the story and then he goes on to explain it. He says follow up now. Then he and Phil Kaffee say Nina either, so we cause them to sleep in the cave for many years. Sydney Anna either demeaning you could count the years

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from a bath now humulene anima you would have been the Sami in the manner before then we brought them back to life to see when they start to wonder wonder how many years have we've slept who among them will be able to correctly predict how many years they've slept, meaning Allah azza wa jal wants them to know how many years they've slept and Allah wants people around to also know how many years they've slept, because Allah has a lesson behind all of that. So this is a murder jeiza This is a Kurama

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a gift from Allah azza wa jal to prove

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There is a lesson behind it.

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Then when Allah says na na po so Allah, you can have a home Bill Huck, it says we tell you their story. In truth. This is an important area, by the way.

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Because a lot of people can tell you things about them, but they're not true.

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See, to understand the value of what you have in the Quran, you will get pure uncontaminated knowledge exactly of things, how they happened, where they happen, without any doubt. And that is the great blessing of reading it in the Quran. If you did not have it, people will speculate how many years, their names, why that happened to them. What was their faith? What was the outcome of that encounter, all of this will be unknown to you.

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And you will be completely and utterly confused about it. To the extent that you're not going to get anything from that story. But when Allah says we are going to tell you their story in truth, meaning listen to it, this is exactly what's happened. And this is what you need to know.

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Nothing beyond it. This is what you need to know. So listen carefully to it. Because everything that you're going to be absorbing right now is the truth from Allah azza wa jal. So Allah azza wa jal in the home fit here to an M and OB Robbie him was it Nahum Houda. They are young men who believed in the rub and we increase them in guidance.

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That is the essence

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and the most important thing in their story, what makes their story possible

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Is this that they had Iman and because of that Iman and their trust in Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, Allah said, and we increase them in guidance. And by the way, this is a great gift from Allah subhana who were to Allah to increase you in guidance.

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So we always are pleading with him SubhanaHu wa to Allah Idina slaughter Mustafi guide us to the street. What does it mean when we're asking Allah to guide us through the straight path? If you are already a Muslim and you already pray and fast and you already have to heed

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what does it mean when you say he did not sit out and stuffing guide us to the straight path?

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It means several things among them

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steadfastness to be established on it and not to move away from it. So not to deviate and also to increase in guidance, because the more that you know, and the more that you do, the higher your Eman. So if I know this about Allah azza wa jal this bunch and I know a little bit more my Eman increases if I do this much in worship, but I do more my Eman increases and that is all based on as the the in Huda an increase in Huda. So if you give, if you have Iman, Allah opens the doors of Buddha for you. And if you seek it, Allah gives more of it to you. And so here Allah bless them with increase in guidance.

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What about Sonia Allah Kaluga him and we strengthen their hearts if camo for Carla with

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when when when they in resolve and determination said or buena Ragusa Murthy will our Rob is the rob the Creator

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of the heavens and the earth, we will not call on any other one but him lacuna, even shadow thaw indeed we have we would have then have said and done something quite outrageous.

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Here Allah azza wa jal, he says we strengthen their heart.

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Why is that important? Because they were rising against their people.

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And how old were they again, we said, between what and what 19 to 30. So they're young. Right?

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And so they're rising against everybody, their parents, their families, their neighbors, their society, friends, everybody that they know is going to turn against them, and they will be alone. And they will face the threat of violence, exclusion, denial of provisions, jobs. So imagine yourself today, if you simply want to understand this, if you decided that you're going to be 100% forthcoming with everybody around you when it comes to halal and haram. Allah loves this, and Allah hates that uncompromising. So you go out into society, and you speak their truth to everybody. Do you imagine the consequences of all of that? Imagine publishing something like that on social media?

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The complete truth, as you see it, if you see something wrong, no, this is it as Allah and the Prophet said, Imagine the backlash, right?

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The attacks, you'd be canceled. Your job wouldn't be will be in jeopardy, you'd be fired.

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Could you do this without strength?

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That you would say I do not care, I believe in Allah azza wa jal, and I will weather the consequences. So Allah says We strengthen their heart and the expression here is we tied their hearts as if the heart is like that, and it's agitated. So when you tie it, you fix it in place. It doesn't move. That's the expression.

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So they said this, they declared it to everybody.

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Then they confessed and declared

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the wrong belief of their people. They said How will I call Monica Dohmen Dooney earlier, these are people who have taken instead of Allah azza wa jal earlier meaning people that they pray to and ask for help and support. Lola tuna lamb Soltani in being from another woman manufacturer, Allah Allah He can Eva

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they when they said, Why do they do they not meaning our people bring proof to support the claim that other than Allah azza wa jal could be an ILA. Where is the proof for that? Who is more unjust that the one who

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It lies against Allah azza wa jal.

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This, by the way, is what makes the next thing possible. The miracle of the sleep in the cave would not be possible without that Eman. So when you're reading the story understand the most important part of it, which is not that they've slept. The most important part of it is that they had Iman that made that miracle possible. So when they say, Where's the proof that so and so is an ILA.

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That is a great concept to keep in mind. You want to claim that such and such as divine, such and such can intercede such as such listens to your such and such can save you, you want to make that claim? Where is your proof? The burden of proof is on you.

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And the proof is what? Something that hadn't been revealed from Allah azza wa jal. Not a thought that you have and not a feeling, not something that you inherited from another human being like you, but rather something soltanto been a clear evidence from Allah Zhou Julius pray to so on so they can help you and Allah said so then Allah authorized it otherwise, no one can intercede and no one can protect and no one can answer a dua except Allah has

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right so that's why they save him and Allah woman manufacturer or the Lucha Libre, who is more

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a greater wrongdoer than the one who lies against Allah azza wa jal, and you can take from that.

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Lift Euro O. K, the ban Allah azza wa jal you can take from it is that when you want to speak about Allah, about Muhammad, Allah His Salatu was Salam. You better be sure that what you're saying is right. Right. As he said Ali is Salatu was Salam in Acadiana Alia la cerca de when Allah had a says lying against me is not just like like lying against anybody. mencoba Allah Yatta Amida affiliate Ebola Amok either human inner who lies against me intentionally, lets him

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acquire or receive his seat in hellfire. So you could lie against anybody, right? Even your parents, your children, relatives, strangers, lying is haram. But when it comes to Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam. Lying is a grave matter and lying against Allah isodiol is a grave matter. What are the holy matassa for Alsina to communicate Eva HalleluYah the Haram don't say falsely with your tongue. This is halal and this is haram. If you know it to be true from Allah zoodle Then so if not, what do you say?

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Allahu Allah, I do not know. Then you're safe. Alright.

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Then Allah azza wa jal says that is up to Mohammed Abdullah Illa Allah azza wa jal Caffee inshallah kumara buco Marathi, it says, Now that you have boycotted them secluded yourself from them and what they worship, except Allah azza wa jal seek refuge in the cave, and Allah will grant you or Rama from him, and will grant you comfort in your affairs.

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So here is their separation from their people.

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And that's the other thing that made the cave possible and what made the cave the cave. Because if they've decided that they will are going to stay with their people,

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we would not have the cave. Why was the separation important?

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Because they feared for themselves and their religion. If we stay they'll force us to be like them, or they will kill us.

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So if in order to save your Eman, you need to separate from the people of falsehood,

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then you must separate.

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I'll repeat that right and that separation exists till today. And we have to practice it, practice it every single day. When you go online, outside your house, talking to people you always must have in mind a separation between what is pleasing to Allah and what is not.

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When physically when you are present anywhere, if a place is displeasing to Allah then you separate distance yourself. If virtually that's the case, then even inside your house, that location virtual location is displeasing to Allah, then you separate that channel displeasing that lecture is displeasing to Allah, then you have to do the cytosol you separate to protect yourself from doubts and from temptations. If not, you will be subject

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and you will fall victim to them.

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That's how you preserve your iman. And don't be so deluded and think that you are strong.

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There are limitations to our strength. And some of these things can catch you when you and I are weak

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or in areas where when we are weak, so Allah azza wa jal says you've separated now from them. So Allah azza wa jal, and you're going to take refuge in the cave.

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And if we say, like some of the Mufasa rune,

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the people of Tafseer have speculated they said that they are. And Luna Amma, that these young men were rich or they come from rich families. Allah knows best. Right? But if we say that's the case, do you think taking refuge in a cave is easy?

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Where's the food? Where's the water? How do you sleep? Who's going to protect you?

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Right? You leave behind all the comforts that you've grown accustomed to? The security of your parents and your home is that in your room, right? My own room, my own things, my own friends, the things that make everything possible and easy everything. You extract yourself from all of the things that you love

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The clothes that you like, the shopping that you're used to the tea and the coffee and I'm just trying kind of to make it as close to us as possible. All the things that you like, stop.

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And you take refuge in a cave, dark, humid. This isn't the teacher of a cave, right? But Allah says to them, that if you do this, and that's probably through what something that they felt.

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Because who's talking to them? How did they know that if you take refuge in a cave, you'll find all of this. How do they know?

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Just as you know, that if I leave this for the sake of Allah, Allah, Allah will give me something better. And you really feel that

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that's how so they believe that if they leave their people behind, and they take refuge in the cave, Allah will grant the mercy and ease of living. That's the mythical then Allah azza wa jal says what and now you're going to see Allah's care.

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How you see Allah takes care of them.

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He says with Allah shumsa EDITH Allah azza wa jal Anka for him that really mean you see the sun when it rises, it moves to the side it moves to the right, right meaning the light of the sun moves to the right way the Horovod taquito home data shimmer and when it's going to set the light also moves away from them to the left, while home fi February and min and they are living in a spacious space area within the cave. So Allah azza wa jal

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now commands the son to take care of them for all that period, just now he would see how Allah azza wa jal will care for you.

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If you champion Allah has Zoda if you care about Allah, how Allah cares for you. So he commands the sun that when you are going to rise, don't disturb them with your raise. So go to the right.

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And when you're going to set to clear the home that is Shimelle it means that this rays of the sun do enter the cave, because in the morning, it doesn't at all. But in the evening, as the sun is setting the rays of the sun do enter the cave, but does not disturb their bodies when they're asleep. Right. That's the meaning of it.

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Allah says that he come in at law this is from the signs of Allah azza wa jal if Allah guides you, you're guided.

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And if you're not guided, no one can guide you and tell you the law who Walia Murshida no one can help you. And no one can guide you.

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There's if you submit to Him subhanho wa taala. And He guides you He guides you in ways that no one can guide guide you in ways that will boggle your mind

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in incredible ways.

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But if someone lacks guidance, and they refuse it and that is the end of their story, it doesn't matter how much you try. No one can guide them if Allah has already destined that they're not going to be guided.

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Then Allah azza wa jal also continues with their story and he says with that said Walmart you call home roku.

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And says you think if you were to see them, they're asleep, right? So they're asleep, sound asleep. They can't feel anybody around them.

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But if you were to see them, you would think that they are awake while they are asleep.

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When no Kalibo home the Atelier meanie were that the Shimelle and we turn them from side to side.

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together scholars say why is

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said that Allah azza wa jal turns them from site to site so that the bodies are not damaged so the blood can move.

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An interesting question maybe to ask yourself, Allah azza wa jal could suspend all these laws, so he doesn't have to move them at all right? But he still moves them. Right? Why is that? Right? Maybe the wisdom behind it to Allahu Allah is that even when Allah azza wa jal suspends some laws, he does not suspend all of them. And you still need to pursue your objectives through the laws that Allah has voted had set. So even from Muhammad Ali his Salatu was Salam. right in the eye, when he took some sand in his hand, and he threw it in the face of the disbelievers. And Allah azza wa jal told him we're not AMITA either AMITA or like in Allah Rama and he did not throw when you throw but Allah

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through type was it needed that a prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam would throw the word throw the first kinda phase of it was it needed Allah could have just send the sand directly. But he was also to see what Allahu Allah and effort is needed. Put the first effort Allah takes care of the rest. So not all these laws are going to be suspended. So don't think that if you are really close to Allah azza wa jal and if you start thinking that you are what do you have Allah Zota then no one's supposed to think that they are what do you have Allah? But even if you are, that's him somehow the laws of Allah do not apply to you. Oh, they apply to to everybody, right?

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What kill boom bow so to Indira, I hear Bill was said and he said that their dog is sitting there with his four legs at the entrance of the cave.

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And one benefit that the scholars have taken from that is that if you keep the company of the righteous Allah elevates you

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even if you're an animal, right?

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So why was he mentioned? Because he was with them. Alright, so even if you don't feel like being in a halacha

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you don't feel like coming to the masjid.

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But being in the company of the righteous, being in the place that Allah azza wa jal loves, brings you the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala and changes you. So be where Allah wants you to be. And the opposite is true. By the way, if you find yourself where Allah azza wa jal hates, that changes you as well. Right?

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Then Allah says, Subhana, Allah to Allah, and that's also part of his protection from them, lower Tala to allow him lower. Later in home, Ferrara will emulate him in homebrewer. But if you were to see them, you would run away from them, you would escape and run away from them, and you would be filled with fear.

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And that's how Allah azza wa jal kept them a secret. That's how Allah azza wa jal protected them.

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So if you were to imagine yourself, somehow climbing to the cave, just wanting to explore that area, as you approach that area, you'd find yourself being filled with anxiety and you don't understand why.

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And if your eyes were to fall on them, you would be so terrified that you would never stand but you're one know to save your life and you would not know why.

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And that is how Allah azza wa jal protects.

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Right, in ways that escape

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our predictions and our our comprehension.

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So with Muhammad Ali his Salatu was Salam. He said, No, sir to Robbie Masirah, Tasha, his are always champion with fear, the distance of a month,

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meaning that anyone living the distance of a month from the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam when he was in Medina would not think about attacking Medina because he would be afraid of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam, even if the numbers do not strike fear in a person's heart? How many are they in Medina? Right? But he will never attempt or think about it because when they start thinking about it, they will be afraid of Prophet alayhi salatu salam, so they would not attack. So you see again how Allah azza wa jal protects. And Allah says in Allah you die if you're any Latina M and O Allah defends the believers. So this is one thing that you can take for yourself. As you read the

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If you champion Allah, Allah defends you,

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somehow in some semi in ways that you may not be aware of, or you could not protect, predict, but Allah azza wa jal defends you and Allah protects you and Allah takes care of you. But Allah wants to see something from you, that you trust him.

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him more than people and you put him before people and you're willing to sacrifice for his sake, like all these people have sacrificed. So these have sacrificed a lot and that's why Allah azza wa jal

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bless them with this sign, and with this mentioned in the Quran, then Allah has noted when he says, and so we resurrected didn't resurrected them so that they could ask each other. Some of them started to ask how long have you have we slept? So one party said, we slept a day or part of a day,

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less than 24 hours, right? Less than 12 hours. So 12 hours or less, that's what they thought, less than 12 hours. The other set or a book or a movie man, a victim, you Rob knows how long you've actually slept.

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And there's an edit here, by the way, right? That we may miss, which is that if there is no way to resolve an argument, or the argument is not really beneficial, let go of it and move on.

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You know how some of us have to win every argument.

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And some of us are really argumentative in terms of I have to win, and I have to prove that you're wrong. And I have to be the winner all the time. And and you can't let go of that quarrelsome, by nature or by socialization.

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But here, how long did we sleep less than 12 hours? Well, you know what Allah knows best. And they move on to what is important. And if you can be such a person who knows the value of the argument, and to dedicate to it, the time that it actually needs, you will be able to avoid a lot of arguments and a lot of disputes. Oh, this is not important. It doesn't really matter.

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Whether it was a or b, move on. So that's why they said

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for batha come send one of you with this silver money that you have, so that he could buy food for you in the medina in the city well yet a lot of unloading be subtle and gentle

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Wallah, you share on Nicoma hada. Let him not alert people to who you are or where you are.

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Meaning be what private and undercover. Don't let people know who you are in the home era holiday calm. If they know who you are, and they come and they overpower you, your Joomla calm they will stone you or force you to go back to their religion and then if that happens, you will never be successful. That's what they were afraid of and they were dealing with. If they find you, they will take you and if they take you two things will happen to you.

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The first is that they will stone you to death. They will kill you. The second they will force you to go back to their faith. And if that happens, you've lost forever. And it's interesting that Allah azza wa jal he put or they when they spoke, they put stoning first, to indicate that their inclination is to die for their faith.

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All right. So it's not like if they find us, they'll force us or they can kill us know, if they find us, they'll kill us, because they will never let go have this faith or force us. So the likely outcome is that they will kill us because we're going to be strong in rejecting their message.

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Then Allah has Zoa did explains it. The Sunnah doesn't explain much beyond this right? much beyond what is there in the Quran? Allah azza wa jal says, and so we

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made people find them.

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Right? We made people find who they are, despite their effort to stay a secret, Lea Allah mu so that they would know that the Promise of Allah is true, and that the hour is true, there is no doubt about it. So why,

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let's say the main reason that Allah azza wa jal caused them to sleep and then wake up after 309 years or 300 years, so that people will know that the day of judgment is true.

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So those who disbelieve in it at that time will see that if Allah azza wa jal could make them sleep for such a long time, and then bring them back to life, then the Day of Judgment is a possibility. Right? So sometimes you need something out of the ordinary to wake you up to the fact that Allah has devoted can do these things. For you, you actually see something like this every day. It's not 300 years, but you see something like that every day, right? When you sleep and wake up sleep and wake up, right? And so maybe that is why Allah azza wa jal calls or makes asleep and wake up every single day so that every single day you have a reminder of death and resurrection death and

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Resurrection, death and resurrection. Because what's going to happen to us at the end of our life is asleep like that. And then we wake up again. Alright? So Allah azza wa jal wants to show that to them, and that Allah azza wa jal says For God with no other him dunya Anna, some of the people there these had built something, you know, to commemorate their spot, because they it's it is said to Allahu Allah them that they passed away meaning they died soon after. So they say build something at that spot to commemorate it, or boom, Atlanta will be him. Their Lord knows the best. What is going to happen to them? What is their affair? What is their condition because they've died again. Right?

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Others said literally the nally he messaged you that we're going to build a masjid on top of them. Right? And here we know from the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam

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that if there is a grave, are we allowed to build a masjid on top of that?

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No, or yes, no. Right? Because the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam said in no uncertain terms that Allah azza wa jal has cursed the People of the Book for doing so. If a righteous person or a prophet of theirs would die, they will build a masjid on top of that. So this is something that is haram in Islam. And what you find in Medina is something very different in Medina and the masjid was not built on the grief the message was there first. And the grave of Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam was outside and within the wood they had to expand, then they've included that in but it was not originally built on top of the grave of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam.

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The last thing here that I want I mean, be mentioned in sha Allah is that Allah azza wa jal does state how long they've stayed 300 years or 309 years. And then also Allah azza wa jal, he said, he mentions how many they are and there's a benefit in it. So Allah azza wa jal when he says, they say they are three and the fourth is their dog and they say that they are five and the six of their dog or regimen Bill hype guessing blindly. So implied guessing, they keep saying it is this and it is that these are the numbers. Then Allah azza wa jal says oil coluna Sebata with aminomethyl boom and they say they are seventh and the eighth is their dog.

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And the move is sudo and beginning with ignore Abbas all the Allahu Anhu they've said that they are seventh and the eighth is their dog because Allah azza wa jal does not discredit this third option by saying that it is a blind guess. Right.

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But what is important here is kohlrabi and mobo add him even after this, Allah knows how many they were. There's also an important lesson in that, which is, does it matter? How many they were

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three, or five or seven?

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Does it it doesn't matter. So sometimes when we are drawn to the stories in the Quran, or stories in general, we tend to focus on irrelevant or secondary details. And we miss the,

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the heart of the story, the objective of the lesson that is in it. So Allah azza wa jal wants to teach you something important in the Quran. So Allah strips that story of all these secondary details you don't know need to know all of these things to focus on the main part of the story. So when you read the books of tafsir, don't be distracted by the fact that some in some books of Tafseer, they're going to be started start talking about their names. And no one knows their names, or location, and no one knows the location.

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So ask yourself, Is this relevant and pertinent to the story, like if we were going to talk about they are in Turkey right now or Syria right now, or the cave is here and that doesn't change anything. But it's only mere speculation, the names mere speculation, the time where they lived mere speculation, but that's not what you really need to be occupied with be occupied with what Allah is saying, Don't be occupied with what Allah is not saying. Allah

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met set for a reason. And focus on this for a reason. So focus on what Allah is focusing on. So it doesn't really matter. So that's why Allah azza wa jal says for that to marry him in La Mirada, l. Va. Hera, don't argue about it except a brief argument, meaning mentioned it and move on. Meaning the names we don't have to access the number just mentioned and move on. And if somebody wants to argue with you decline that argument, and that's how you acquire wisdom.

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You look at the objective and the importance of that argument. If there is no good in it, move on.

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If there is good continue to argue be

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Let's see here as an in the best of manners. But if it's not, then let it be a brief via meaning superficial argument you don't go deep. This is it and you keep moving on so that you can learn to focus on the most important of things and you let go of what Allah does not want you to focus on. So, the story of the cave in summary insha Allah the story of the cave is talking about this refuge

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that Allah azza wa jal grants every believer them in particular, but every other believer who sacrifices for Allah azza wa jal and feels the vulnerability of that sacrifice. Ya Allah I'm gonna leave this for your sake but I feel alone. Ya Allah azza wa jal I'm gonna let go of this but everybody else is enjoying this but but except for me. And I feel left behind because of this year Allah azza wa jal This is haram. I'm not doing it but everybody is getting rich because they are doing that haram thing, but not me. So when you feel left behind sort of innocence even battered with life, you feel that you need protection, you need to feel that you need support from Allah azza

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wa jal, your support is this cave. metaphorical in our sense, but real and physical in their sense, that is the refuge that Allah azza wa jal gives to you. So you say where is my cave? You don't need to run into a physical cave for you to find that refuge. Let your cave be the book of Allah azza wa jal when you are weak, let your cave be the book of Allah azza wa jal hold it and read until you could feel that cave surrounding you and then you will feel as if Allah azza wa jal said to them, the Mercy of Allah azza wa jal coming to you and the comfort and ease of Allah azza wa jal coming your way. Let it be your DUA as your cave, let it be the Dhikr of Allah azza wa jal as you cave you

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sit and you engage in Allah's decree, you sit and you ask Allah azza wa jal, and you feel as if you're being surrounded by that cave, which is Allah's protection, and if Allah is protecting you, you don't need any other protection. And if Allah enriches you, you don't need anybody else to make you rich. And if you if you need somebody to, and if you're feeling lonely, you're not going to be lonely with Allah has. If you feel alone, if you feel vulnerable, if Allah is with you, you're not alone anymore. So yes, the cave at times will feel lonely. A cave at times will feel barren and empty. But that is what we expect. But if you venture and you enter the cave, then you will find the

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cave has a lot more mercy than what is outside that cave. So as Allah Rabbil Alameen or hamara Hamid to make us of those who read his book, and those who contemplate it, and those who seek refuge in his protection, seek refuge in his words, seek refuge in to seek refuge in the vicar of Allah azza wa jal We ask Allah Allah Allah Ameen to fill our hearts with iman, to make us of those who willingly and lovingly for sacrifice for his sake. Well ask him subhanho wa Taala to make use of the people of Jana, and protects us from hellfire. You Allah protect us from our own weakness from the temptations of the shaytaan from the temptations that we found you find all around us as curable al

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Amin to strengthen us in this life in the era. I mean, your beloved I mean satanic law behind the shadow Allah either hate and stuff you look over to like when Hamdu lillahi rabbil aalameen

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