Ali Albarghouthi – This is Love #37 Loving To Hear About Allah

Ali Albarghouthi
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the title of Loving to hear about Allah and the hadith, which emphasizes finding one's love in a relationship and finding it in the moment. They provide guidance on what to expect in life, including peace and assurance, and advise against fall into trap of envy. The importance of striving for more and identifying one's behavior to avoid giving up, as well as the potential for it to be a factor in one's success.
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Good to go?

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Today's hadith is hadith 37

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in the series,

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And the title of this chapter is Loving

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to hear about Allah

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And the hadith of the chapter

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tells us

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They said that at the time of the

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Prophet alaihis salatu wa sallam

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in Masjid Quba so not in Masjid Al

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Madina but Masjid Quba

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There was an imam or

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a man who used to lead them in

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the salah.

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So he said, So whenever he would be

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leading them

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in the salah

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and he would start

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in the rakah after the Fatiha, whatever surah

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he is going to read.

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He would first read

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and then he will read whatever surah he

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wants to read after.

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And he would do this in every rakah.

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So imagine your imam, right, in the salah

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doing this

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that is in Maghrib.

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Asia Fajr. Tuhur and Asar you wouldn't know.

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Maghrib. Asha Fajr. Maghrib. Asha Fajr. In every

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rakkah where he is the imam, Qulluallahu

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Ahad first and then another Surah. Qulluallahu Ahad

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then another

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He says when you are reading this Surah

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you don't see that it is sufficient for

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you

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and then till you add another to it.

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So either you read this alone

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or you leave it and you read another

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Surah. Some like they're asking Why you always

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combine the 2, this and another, this and

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another, and you think is

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insufficient?

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You either do

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alone

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or you do other surah alone, but not

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both.

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He says I'm not gonna leave it.

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If you wish

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for me to be the imam, I'm not

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going to leave it. Right?

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But if I'm gonna continue to lead, I'm

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gonna read it. If not, let go of

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me. I'm not gonna lead you in your

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salah.

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It says, and they believe that he is

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their best,

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and they dislike that another would lead the

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salah instead of him.

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The same when the prophet alaihis salam

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came to see them as he would do

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alaihis salam from time to time

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They told them about this,

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about this kind of his act and their

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disagreement with him.

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He says, Oh so and so, what stops

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you from doing what your companions are asking

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you to do?

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And what propels you to read this Surah

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in every rakah?

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So he said,

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He said, O Messenger of Allah, I love

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it.

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He said your love of it

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will admit you to Jannah.

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Your love of it will admit you to

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Jannah. I don't think we need

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to, Ali,

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don't bother with the light. Unless we really

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need it. Do we need it? Okay. Allah,

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let's let go of

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it.

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So he said,

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This is why I'm doing it. So the

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prophet

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Muhammad said, Your love for it had admitted

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you to Jannah.

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So if a person were to do it

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today, would we say that this is sunnah

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or at least allowed?

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Yeah. We would say that it's allowed. Why

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do we say it's allowed? Because the Prophet

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sallallahu alaihi wasallam

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agreed

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that this is a legitimate action,

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right?

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Now let's see what we can take from

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the hadith and especially the title of the

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chapter is loving to hear about Allah Azza

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wa Jal. Kind of the question is why

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is it that he loved this surah?

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Why is it that he loved this surah

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and what does that tell us about the

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Quran

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and about this Surah in particular? But before

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we answer this particular question,

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as always, like, take few steps back

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so that we can kind of contextualize

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the emotions in this Sura and understand them

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a little better.

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So we are most familiar with romantic love.

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Why are we familiar with romantic love? Because

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if you read novels, if you watch movies,

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if you watch TV,

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if you read poetry, you're very familiar with

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notions within romantic love.

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What are those notions?

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Notion of longing

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for the one that you love

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separation from them. You need to be united

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with them. You can't wait until that unity

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is accomplished.

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The excitement

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of meeting them, of being with them, of

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their prospect

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of that unity,

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and the agony of separation especially after

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unification.

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So if you are with the one that

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you love and you are separated from them,

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that brings

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enhanced agony because you cannot withstand that separation.

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And have also

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the ultimate joy of reunion.

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So

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those who write stories, those who write songs

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and this is not a promotion of these

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things. I'm just asserting themes

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that people understand very well.

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So in songs and in movies and in

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theater and in novels and in stories and

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in poetry,

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you have these themes playing out repeatedly

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Those who love each other, those who are

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separated from each other, and then ultimately

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that separation is either final or they get

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to be reunited.

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But you understand that the more that you

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love someone,

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the more that you feel agony when you

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are separated,

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right.

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And the more that you feel excitement and

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joy when you are reunited with them. If

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you don't care about them, whether they leave

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or come, it doesn't move you but if

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you truly care about them,

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separating from them is the

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most agonizing thing, the most difficult thing upon

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a heart and reuniting with them is the

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ultimate

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dream

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and that is well understood.

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So if we say,

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as we were saying,

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that Allah's love is the greatest love,

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Right.

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Potentially, even if it's not the greatest love

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in our lives now but it potentially

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is.

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And in reality those who are able to

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achieve it

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have realized it to be so. If Allah's

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love is the greatest love

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then separation from Allah Azzawajal

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is the greatest agony and difficulty.

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As we said, agony is in proportion to

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the love, right?

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So if Allah's love is the greatest love,

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separating from him should produce the greatest agony

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and uniting with him or being close to

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him, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala,

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should bring the greatest joy and excitement.

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This is all logical or common sense

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even if it does not connect with us

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emotionally

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But that's why in the beginning I said

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we understand romantic love, right? We say, Yeah.

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You understand how much it could be agonizing

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or joyful. We said, Yes.

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So for the same reason also,

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we say Allah's love, since it's greater, it

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brings all of these things or all these

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things in greater proportion.

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And so

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the same thing applies

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to what we talk about

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and what we like to hear about.

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And this is kind of a point I

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want you to kind of underline and think

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about,

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is that how would you discover what a

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person

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likes?

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You don't know them,

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and

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they're not trying to pretend to be somebody

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else.

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That's important,

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okay?

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Because when you

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go to a place,

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let's say you invite guests

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and you immediately pretend that you're somebody else,

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right. So you begin to talk about things

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that appeal to them

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in order not to sound, you know, boring

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and just to have a conversation. Or

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when you come to the masjid, right, you

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adopt a specific persona, and I'm not calling

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that hypocrisy, no, But a specific persona, and

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it's part of you, but it gets enhanced

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when it comes to the Masjid. Right? So

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you begin to talk more about religious things

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versus perhaps outside.

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That's

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not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about

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what do you talk about

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When you have nothing kind of nothing artificial,

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you don't have to pretend. You don't have

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to put up

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a persona.

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You. What do you talk about?

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What you talk about is what you love.

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And what interests you and what you want

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to hear about is what you love.

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That's the indicator.

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Without any artificial,

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you

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know,

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walls,

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artificial

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attributes, or I am this, and that. So

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when you meet somebody for the first time

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and again they're not trying to impress you

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and they start talking about fashion,

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what do you know?

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That's what they like. They start talking about

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cars.

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Or the conversation to them that you're engaging

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them in is boring until they start talking

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about cars, or sports,

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or entertainment and they light up

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and they lean in

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and they start talking and engaging. What does

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that tell you? What do they like? These

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things.

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So what you talk about

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is what you like, what's inside,

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and it has to come outside. And if

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you don't find that the people around you

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are interested in it you go out and

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you are gonna go and find people who

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are interested in the things that you like

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because you have to talk about it. You

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have to share it with someone

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and then you're gonna tune in,

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not tune out, tune in the people who

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will talk about the things that you like.

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It's just like a radio or a TV

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or a channel.

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Skip, skip, skip, skip. So it's just like

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the people.

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Not this person, not this person, not this

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person, right? Because he's talking about the things

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that I like to talk about. So if

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you really want to find out

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without, you know,

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any wishful thinking, if you really want to

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find out what you are about,

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discover

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or try to find out what you like

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to talk about and listen to. This is

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who you are.

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And that is an honest reflection.

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Right?

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So

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the person here, the companion in the hadith

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of the prophet alaihis salatu wa sallam,

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what did he like to

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hear?

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Surat Ikhlas

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and repeat.

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So I want to generalize this to talk

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about the Quran

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and then 0 in to talk about Qulhu

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Allahu Ihad in particular.

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What is

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special about the Quran and why should we

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consider the Quran to be special?

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So if we said remember we said, Allah's

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love is the greatest love?

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And if Allah's love is the greatest,

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then what you receive from that love is

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the greatest and what you get deprived of

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when you don't have it is the greatest

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deprivation

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and longing for him is the greatest longing,

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what does the Quran do? The Quran comes

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to satisfy all of this.

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So the Quran is

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the actual word and speech of Allah Azza

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wa Jal. This is what he spoke.

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So if your beloved wrote a letter

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and gave it to you, it would be

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precious because

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this is what he or they said and

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this is their handwriting.

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If they left you a message, you'll keep

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playing it back and back and back and

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back

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because this is what they are saying.

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So you'd like to hear

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their voice and what they said and analyze

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their words and again hear it again and

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then and again and again.

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The Quran is Allah's speech.

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So if a person loves Allah subhanahu wa

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ta'ala, you wanna be closest to him. What

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is closer or what gets you closer to

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Allah than His words?

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How can you be closer to Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala than listening His actual words? Nothing.

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So anyone who loves Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

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will feel this great pull magnetic pull to

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the Quran because if I love him that

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is him. In the Quran

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Allah is talking. If I miss Allah, if

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I long to meet Allah and I will

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not be able to see him

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or talk to Him directly

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until the day of judgment, what is the

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closest thing? It's the Quran.

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So the Quran

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gets those who love Allah Azza wa Jal

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extremely excited because that is the closest that

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they can come to meeting Allah Azza wa

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Jal and talking to him and listening to

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him.

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And it is the uncreated

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speech of Allah Azza wa Jal, meaning it

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is what Allah said exactly verbatim.

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And you get the honor of listening to

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it and reading it and memorizing it.

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The Quran also

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has in it

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the final answer to your questions,

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the end of confusion.

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It's like

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the missing

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piece of a puzzle that you're looking for.

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So everybody in this life

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lives with a lot of questions.

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There are big ones there are small ones.

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Why are we alive? What's gonna happen to

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us when we die? Why is there suffering?

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Every person who thinks

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must think about these things, must ponder these

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things.

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And there is really no good answer to

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them unless

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Allah

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tells you, unless you admit that there is

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a Creator and unless that Creator gives you

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an answer

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beyond that or barring that

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there's no really good answer to it. You're

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gonna keep struggle trying to find an answer,

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but it's never satisfying.

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But you have also some minor questions.

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Am I supposed to study this or that,

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work in this or that? Is this am

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I skilled or not, am I smart or

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not, should I

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small questions should I marry this or not,

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should I have children or not? Smaller questions

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that feed into the bigger questions but there's

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still also and they need an answer and

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they could be very troubling.

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So where do you go for an answer?

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Like, really?

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Imagine that you don't have the Quran and

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you don't have the sunnah, right? Where do

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you go for an answer?

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You're gonna have to ask another human being.

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That human being knows as much or as

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little as you do

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ultimately.

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And if you ask another person, it'll give

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you a different answer

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and another third person will give you a

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very different answer.

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And this group of people believe one thing

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with certainty, another people believe another thing with

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absolute certainty but it's the opposite.

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Where do you go? It's very confusing.

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Who arbitrates? Who decides

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that this is right and this is wrong?

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There is an ultimate confusion

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and ultimate anxiety because of it. Then the

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Quran when Allah comes and says this is

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right and this is wrong, do this and

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do do that, He settles all of it.

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So the believer, the seeker, the thinker,

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the philosopher, the poet,

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everybody who's looking for certainty, when you look

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into the Quran you get the final answer.

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This is it I don't have to keep

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looking. Allah told me what to do and

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even if the answer is not direct it's

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indirect in the sense of keep looking in

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the Quran or Allah will give you the

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answer or use the tools that Allah had

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given you in the Quran to discover what

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the answer is and Allah will guide you

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to it. So even if it's not explicit,

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it will be made explicit to you in

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time. But you have an assurance that Allah

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will guide you.

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So it gives you

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certainty and it ends your confusion.

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It is really the ultimate and the actual

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truth and it has eternal wisdom in it.

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I don't have to live until I'm a

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100

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in order to understand life but then it

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is too late for me to go back

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and do the things that I was supposed

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to do. And by the way, when you're

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young you're not gonna listen to your elders

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because you feel a disconnect.

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They're older and they're younger.

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So there's feeling of what they've experienced things

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differently but I have my own experience, my

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own life. Who has the authority to tell

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you no this is right no matter what

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time and space you're in?

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Who knows you more than you know yourself?

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It's only Allah azza wa Jal.

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And then if a wisdom of elders

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and the

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knowledgeable comes to support this then you accept

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it of course. But you have Allah Azzawajal

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who tells you and you accept it before

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because Allah Azzawajal is the one who is

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telling you.

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The Quran also because of this and more,

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and let me talk this before I move

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to the issue about peace and assurance.

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That

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piece of the puzzle.

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Right?

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Like, when you're reading the Quran and this

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happens especially if you have a question that

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is troubling you

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and that question could be an urgent one

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or one that you've had for a long

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time

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and you read the Quran

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and you keep reading the Quran

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and then one of those days, one of

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those moments

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Allah opens your eyes to an ayah that

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you've read many, many, many times but you

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did not think about the way that you're

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thinking about today, and you discover in it

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an answer to the question a question that

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you held for a long time, but now

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you discovered it in the Quran, and that

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now gives you comfort

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because you say oh I was looking for

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this

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and now I have my answer.

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And that is that missing piece

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like a big puzzle, right?

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And it's incomplete in some areas and that

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troubles you because it's incomplete until you find

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that missing piece and you put it in

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and you say Oh, the rest now makes

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sense and I'm comforted now that it's now

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full.

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Now I have my answer. So this is

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what the Quran does. It keeps filling the

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more that you read it,

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giving you wisdom but filling the pieces of

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the puzzle

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until you have a better picture of what

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Allah wants from you and how to live

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and answer to the rest of your questions.

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So because of this it gives you peace

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and assurance and

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removes your anxiety

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because you're not confused

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and you have answers

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but also when it comes to this dunya

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and its uncertainties,

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Allah, Azawajal, removes

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them for you.

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So if you're worried about sickness,

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worried about poverty,

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you're worried about that you're not going to

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get a, b, c, or d, Allah Azawajal

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fills that anxiety

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with promises and assurance. Don't worry about it,

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I will give you

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and I will give you until you'll be

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satisfied.

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وَالَدِّ

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He said that to the prophet alaihis salatu

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wasallam

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By the way this is true for everybody

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else and Allah will keep giving you until

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you'll be satisfied,

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Right? So it doesn't matter what is lacking

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now. When you read in the Quran that

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that's a common theme in the Quran that

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if you are pleased with Allah, Allah will

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be pleased with you and when Allah is

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pleased with you you will be pleased with

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Allah meaning that you will have everything that

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you want. So nothing will be missing from

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your life

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if you believe in Him subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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And iman gives you this and the Quran

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teaches you that. So it takes away your

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anxiety. What if I lose this? It doesn't

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matter.

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Allah Azdul is the guarantor. He will gonna

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give you something else and something better if

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I believe in Him Subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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In the dunya, yes, but also in the

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akhira.

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So it gives you that

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kind of continuous peace and continuous,

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serenity.

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And for that to happen, the Quran needs

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to be

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a companion,

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not a guest

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that comes once a month, right, and leaves.

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You're not gonna connect emotionally with someone that

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visits you for a month for once a

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month,

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right.

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Hey you still may like them but you

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don't really get to know them

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but if they are your neighbor and you

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talk to them every day and you invite

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them to your house and you get invited

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to their home and you talk all the

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time or if they are a family member

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and you converse daily,

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you will know them more, right,

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and you will love them more.

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So the Quran needs to be that companion

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of yours,

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right,

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The daily fuel

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that teaches you, that energizes you, that directs

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you, that focuses you,

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that tells you to believe every single day

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because you have to believe here every single

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day. By the way, believe in Allah's promise

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not the shaitan.

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You're fine? Go.

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And then you go about the rest of

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your day hearing

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that ayah in the back of your mind

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and the next day because the next day

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is a new day and a new whisper

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and a new temptation is gonna come.

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So again you hear another affirmation from Allah

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subhanahu wa ta'ala, another word of wisdom, another

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certainty and you take it and you battle

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the shaitan and you battle yourself and by

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Allah's

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permission you win and so on and so

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on. So the Quran needs to be that

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daily fuel

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and the soul needs to be fed and

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we talked about this before

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just like the body needs to be fed.

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Now we are

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very careful

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in feeding our bodies,

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right?

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Some more than others but at least

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when you're hungry what do you do?

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You go and eat.

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You don't typically deprive yourself

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and some take it to the next level

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paying

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greater attention to what they eat. So they

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eat something that is wholesome, something that is

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natural, something that is organic, they have supplements.

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They really care about what they eat because

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they really care about their bodies

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versus some who don't really care maybe because

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they are too young or too foolish.

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Still they eat whatever as long as it

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tastes good. They consume whatever

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but ultimately you understand you're gonna pay a

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price for that and when you reach a

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point you'll switch into a healthier diet. You

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must.

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But if you care about your body, you'll

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care about what you eat. And if you

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care about your body, you'll continuously

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feed your body the best. Now the soul

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also needs to be fed.

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It's always consuming something.

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You just don't realize that it's consuming something.

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So if you're not listening to the Quran

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you have to be listening to something else

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because you need to be fed. What are

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you listening to then?

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So you'll find yourself attracted to music,

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to rhythm,

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right?

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Because

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the soul wants a tune,

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wants to be moved.

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So you didn't give it to the Quran,

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so he says well I'm tired, I need

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something else, this music sounds fine. You find

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yourself attracted to music whereas the opposite would

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be true if you're really immersed in the

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Quran you wouldn't really find an appetite for

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music. You'll find it distracting.

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No one has to come and tell you

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don't listen to it.

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No. You'll say to yourself no I find

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it to be kind of opposite to the

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Quran. I don't want anything to take me

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away from it so I'll just stick to

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the Quran.

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Sorry I don't need music.

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So the soul needs to be fed and

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if you're not feeding it the wisdom of

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the Quran

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what wisdom is it being fed?

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If any wisdom at all. Is it eastern

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wisdom?

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Is it meditation,

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right, and mindfulness?

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Is it,

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just entertainment?

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Simply because the soul is tired,

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just give me something funny to watch.

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I'm too tired.

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Right?

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Is that what's feeding it?

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So the Quran needs to be that companion

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to give you the strength

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and to grow in you the love of

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Allah

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and to connect you with Him on a

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deep level. But if it's not, it will

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not.

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So if you

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read the Quran,

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it will lead you to Allah Azzur.

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If you read the Quran,

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you love Allah more

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and you love you love Allah azza wa

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jal more you will read the Quran and

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they both form a loop

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And we went we last time we talked

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about a loop, that how it

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feeds

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its components,

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they feed each other.

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So the Quran and the love of Allah

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Azawajal, they form a loop.

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So Ibnurajib

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this is on page 391.

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He says the greatest thing that brings

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the love of Allah Azza wa Jal among

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voluntary

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deeds is Quranic recitation

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especially with contemplation.

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So he's saying among all voluntary

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deeds

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and by the way all of them bring

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on the

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love of Allah Azza wa'l, all of them

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but he says among all of them the

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Quran

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ranks the highest

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that will bring the love of Allah, Azza

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wa'l. He says but in particular with what?

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When you ponder it, when you think about

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it.

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Because you could just

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read mindlessly

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and not understand what you're reading

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and not think about what the ayaas mean

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and they want from you

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and then finish and feel as if you

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have not done much.

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It didn't change you

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or you could lead

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less, fewer ayaas

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but you think about them and they will

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be very transformative for that day.

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And you'll be thinking about it for the

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rest of the day and how this could

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be applied and how this is affecting me

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and how I have failed to achieve this

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or how

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I can achieve it.

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So the more that you read the Quran

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the more that you will achieve of the

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love of Allah Azza wa Jal and he

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says Qalab Numa's 'ud, he continues and he

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quotes

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he

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said

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He said, Let not anyone ask anybody about

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himself except the Quran. Meaning if you wanna

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ask someone about you,

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don't ask anybody except the Quran.

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If someone loves the Quran, they love Allah

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and the Messenger.

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Sometimes maybe you'll be prompted, How good am

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I?

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How do I good how do I know

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how good

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I am?

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That's a good question,

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right? How do you know how good you

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are?

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If you take a test, let's say the

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test is fair,

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then you'll know how much you know.

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Someone is testing you who's supposedly more qualified.

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He tells you you have a 100%,

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meaning you know it all.

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You only have 50%,

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meaning you only know half.

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Then you know.

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Or if you

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graduated and you have a degree, then somebody

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has testified on your behalf.

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He knows his thing.

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This this

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degree proves it.

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Who do you ask about your own taqwa

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and your own iman and in particular your

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own love of Allah Azza wa Jal? Who

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do you ask? Subn Nasud radiAllahu anhu, he

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says don't ask anybody but the Quran.

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The Quran tells you if you love the

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Quran, you love Allah.

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That's an honest reflection.

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So

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if you're close to the Quran it means

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that you are close to Allah.

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If you're not close to the Quran what

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does that mean?

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Are you not close? That's honest, honestly.

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Don't lie to yourself. Don't wish for things

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that are not there. Maybe in the future

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they may be but right now

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what is your relationship with the Quran that

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tells you about your relationship with Allah Azza

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wa Jal? You're close to the Quran, you're

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close to Allah. If you're close to Allah,

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you must be close to the Quran.

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If you're distant, then you're distant.

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And it forms a loop because you could

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kinda

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glean that from it meaning

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if you get yourself close to the Quran

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you're gonna get close to Allah.

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So it works both ways.

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And in fact, even in life it works

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both ways.

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Proximity

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breeds

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love.

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Mere proximity,

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right?

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Let's take any example of someone that you've

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known for a very long time and he's

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not someone that you

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married to

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or you gave birth to just somebody that

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you know

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somebody who sells something from a shop close

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to your home

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and he or she have been there

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for 5, 10 years and you buy from

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them every week,

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and you exchange few words, and you leave

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but you've known them for how long? 10

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years.

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When all of a sudden they move, what

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do you feel?

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You're missing someone

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and you may regret their move

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and you kind of reminisce about the times

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that you talked about this and talk even

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though they are not essential in your life.

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What made them so close to you?

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Proximity,

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right? Proximity.

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So when you're just simply being close to

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the Quran

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that proximity

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gives you love of Allah Azza wa. Love

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of the Quran, of course, and love of

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Allah Azza wa. So it works both ways.

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So kind of if you are lamenting the

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fact that oh I'm not so close to

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Allah, not so not close to the Quran

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what should I do? You say insha'Allah

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it's not so difficult. Get yourself close to

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the Quran

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and that will move you

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to Allah Azza wa Jal. And that's the

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beauty of it, that there is a solution.

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So one of the answers

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to the questions that from time to time

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we ask ourselves here, how do I know

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if I love Allah Azza wa Jal? Ask

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yourself if

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you love the Quran

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and ask yourself if you miss the Quran

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Because if you miss Allah Azzawajal

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and part of the hadith of the prophet

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alaihis salallahu alaihi wa sallam, part of his

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dua was

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Allah I ask you that I miss meeting

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you,

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that I would long to meet you,

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that I would want to meet you. This

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is not asking for death, right?

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Death is gonna come anyway.

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It's not asking, You Allah, let me die

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soon. No. What is it asking for? Let

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me have that feeling that I want to

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see you.

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I can't wait to see you, can't wait

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to talk to you.

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So this is the longing that we're talking

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about. So if I'm missing Allah or if

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I want to achieve this and I want

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to miss Allah Azza wa Jal, where do

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I go to be close to Him?

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Quran

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and of course dua and of course salah

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and of course sujood all of these are

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components of proximity to Allah Azzawajal the Most

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High. But here we are focusing on the

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Quran.

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So what makes the Quran so beautiful?

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And

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what made the Sahabi

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love the Surah Al Ikhla so much is

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that the Quran

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talks about Allah.

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It tells you about Him, subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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This is the beauty of the Quran.

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Even the stories in the Quran

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What's the purpose of the story of the

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Quran if you were to think about it?

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Yeah, it does actually entertain when you're listening

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to this event and that event and this

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and that, yes. But what is the lesson

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from all the stories of the Quran?

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They're I want to take you where?

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Iman and Allah azza wa jal. Certainty and

00:34:03 --> 00:34:04

Allah. Yaqeen,

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Reliance. Tawakkul.

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That's the lesson of all the stories of

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the Quran. What is the purpose of all

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the halal and haram? You know, when you

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read the Quran

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do this and don't do that, pray like

00:34:15 --> 00:34:17

this, don't do that. What's the purpose of

00:34:17 --> 00:34:18

all of this?

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Proper Ibadah.

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What is the purpose of proper Ibadah?

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To take you to Allah Azza wa Jal.

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So the Quran

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guides you to Allah Azza wa Jal and

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tells you how to love Him.

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And that is the most beautiful thing about

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the Quran.

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And that's why the Sahabi loved it, right?

00:34:39 --> 00:34:41

So the companions of Muhammad

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they

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loved

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Surat al Ikhlas.

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So here I have a couple of hadiths

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similar to one that we had in the

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chapter.

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And in the first one, this is on

00:34:55 --> 00:34:57

page 392, it says that the prophet sent

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someone

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on an army expedition.

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And during that time when he was their

00:35:05 --> 00:35:05

leader,

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their Imam Indus Salah, he would always conclude

00:35:09 --> 00:35:10

with

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and he will read the surah and then

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always also read

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So when they came back they mentioned this

00:35:17 --> 00:35:19

to the messenger alaihis salatu wasalam.

00:35:20 --> 00:35:22

So he asked them and he said ask

00:35:22 --> 00:35:24

them, ask him

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why did he do that? Like in his

00:35:26 --> 00:35:29

salah just like the first hadith but this

00:35:29 --> 00:35:31

one he reads it at the end instead

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of the beginning. So he said the prophet

00:35:32 --> 00:35:34

sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said ask him why

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is he doing this? Why did he do

00:35:35 --> 00:35:37

that? So

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he

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said,

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He

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says because it has the attributes of the

00:35:43 --> 00:35:44

Most Merciful

00:35:44 --> 00:35:46

and I love to read it.

00:35:51 --> 00:35:54

He says, Let him know that Allah loves

00:35:54 --> 00:35:55

him.

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Let him know. Tell him that Allah loves

00:36:00 --> 00:36:01

So here you have

00:36:01 --> 00:36:02

the reason

00:36:03 --> 00:36:05

of why he loves it. He says, tell

00:36:05 --> 00:36:06

him why is he doing this? He says,

00:36:06 --> 00:36:09

You Allah, it has in it a description

00:36:09 --> 00:36:09

of ar Rahman

00:36:10 --> 00:36:12

and I love it because of that.

00:36:13 --> 00:36:15

So why is he reading it? It's out

00:36:15 --> 00:36:16

of love.

00:36:16 --> 00:36:18

No one is forcing him. No one is

00:36:18 --> 00:36:21

asking him. Actually, he's doing something unlike what

00:36:21 --> 00:36:23

everybody else is doing, but he loves it

00:36:23 --> 00:36:25

so much, and I want you to think

00:36:25 --> 00:36:26

about this

00:36:27 --> 00:36:29

he loves it so much he can't let

00:36:29 --> 00:36:30

go of it.

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Like the one in the first, right?

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Hadith.

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Because they gave him a choice. He said

00:36:37 --> 00:36:39

you either read this or that.

00:36:39 --> 00:36:40

He says, No.

00:36:41 --> 00:36:42

If you want me to be an imam,

00:36:42 --> 00:36:43

I have to read it. Otherwise, let me

00:36:43 --> 00:36:44

go.

00:36:45 --> 00:36:46

He loved it so much he could not

00:36:46 --> 00:36:49

let go of it. Why? Because it talks

00:36:49 --> 00:36:50

about Allah.

00:36:51 --> 00:36:53

That means that he loves Allah Azzawad Al

00:36:53 --> 00:36:55

so much he wants to mention him. He

00:36:55 --> 00:36:57

wants to talk about him. And that's why

00:36:57 --> 00:36:58

he said,

00:36:59 --> 00:37:01

Well, then tell him that Allah loves him.

00:37:03 --> 00:37:05

That's the beauty of it. That's an expression

00:37:05 --> 00:37:06

of love,

00:37:07 --> 00:37:07

right?

00:37:07 --> 00:37:10

And that is then you realize that the

00:37:10 --> 00:37:12

salah could be an expression of love.

00:37:12 --> 00:37:14

When you're standing in salah,

00:37:15 --> 00:37:17

the salah itself could be an expression of

00:37:17 --> 00:37:17

love

00:37:18 --> 00:37:19

that you are loving Allah and

00:37:20 --> 00:37:21

that's why you are praying.

00:37:22 --> 00:37:23

That is a very different emotion

00:37:24 --> 00:37:25

to have when you're praying.

00:37:26 --> 00:37:27

You could pray

00:37:27 --> 00:37:28

because

00:37:28 --> 00:37:29

I have to.

00:37:30 --> 00:37:32

You can pray because I feel guilty if

00:37:32 --> 00:37:33

I don't.

00:37:33 --> 00:37:34

This is good.

00:37:35 --> 00:37:36

You pray because

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I want Allah to forgive me. That's still

00:37:39 --> 00:37:39

good.

00:37:40 --> 00:37:42

You pray because I love Allah.

00:37:44 --> 00:37:46

Now think about that. I pray because I

00:37:46 --> 00:37:48

love Allah and this is how I can

00:37:48 --> 00:37:50

love Him even more. I need that.

00:37:50 --> 00:37:53

Not that I have to, I need it.

00:37:53 --> 00:37:55

So you pray because you need it. And

00:37:55 --> 00:37:57

you read the Quran because you need it,

00:37:57 --> 00:37:59

because you love to read it. Not that

00:37:59 --> 00:38:02

you have to, you love to read it.

00:38:02 --> 00:38:05

So there's a difference begins between somebody who

00:38:05 --> 00:38:07

studies because they have to study and somebody

00:38:07 --> 00:38:09

who studies because they love to study.

00:38:10 --> 00:38:12

They're not 2 similar students,

00:38:12 --> 00:38:14

and they don't achieve the same level of

00:38:14 --> 00:38:15

excellence

00:38:15 --> 00:38:16

in their studies.

00:38:17 --> 00:38:19

Have tos versus want tos.

00:38:20 --> 00:38:21

So if you want to something,

00:38:21 --> 00:38:22

it's part of you.

00:38:24 --> 00:38:25

And similar to this,

00:38:26 --> 00:38:28

same page, this is a man of the

00:38:28 --> 00:38:31

from the companions of the prophet sallallahu alaihi

00:38:31 --> 00:38:31

wasallam

00:38:32 --> 00:38:34

would not read a surah in any

00:38:34 --> 00:38:37

salah, in any rakah, whether it's a must

00:38:37 --> 00:38:39

or a voluntary raka except that he will

00:38:39 --> 00:38:40

read after

00:38:41 --> 00:38:43

This was mentioned to the prophet alaihis salatu

00:38:43 --> 00:38:45

was salam and he said why do you

00:38:45 --> 00:38:47

do this? He says because I love it.

00:38:47 --> 00:38:49

So the prophet alaihis salatu wasalam

00:38:52 --> 00:38:55

Allah loves you because you love it.

00:38:55 --> 00:38:57

Allah loves you because you love it. So

00:38:57 --> 00:38:59

when you love the Quran, Allah loves

00:39:00 --> 00:39:02

you and that makes sense. You love the

00:39:02 --> 00:39:05

Quran because you love Allah, Azza wa Jal,

00:39:05 --> 00:39:07

especially when you love a Surah like that.

00:39:08 --> 00:39:08

So

00:39:09 --> 00:39:12

what is so special about this surah?

00:39:13 --> 00:39:16

This surah, though it is very small, it

00:39:16 --> 00:39:17

only talks about one thing, and that is

00:39:17 --> 00:39:18

what?

00:39:19 --> 00:39:20

Allah Azzawajal.

00:39:21 --> 00:39:22

It doesn't talk about anything else. It talks

00:39:22 --> 00:39:24

about Allah Azzawajal.

00:39:25 --> 00:39:27

And for someone who loves Allah Azzawajal, a

00:39:27 --> 00:39:30

surah that talks about just Allah Azza wa

00:39:30 --> 00:39:31

Jal will be at the top

00:39:32 --> 00:39:35

because it just discusses Him and no one

00:39:35 --> 00:39:37

and nothing else just talks about Him

00:39:39 --> 00:39:40

And it tells

00:39:40 --> 00:39:40

them

00:39:41 --> 00:39:42

that Allah

00:39:42 --> 00:39:43

is unique

00:39:44 --> 00:39:45

and that Allah

00:39:46 --> 00:39:47

is the greatest,

00:39:48 --> 00:39:50

most supreme, and most powerful

00:39:50 --> 00:39:52

and that everybody needs Him.

00:39:53 --> 00:39:55

So it feeds all of that

00:39:55 --> 00:39:58

and, of course, all the actions and all

00:39:58 --> 00:40:00

the emotions that follow it. So when you

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say

00:40:01 --> 00:40:02

when

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you say uhad,

00:40:05 --> 00:40:06

the one and only

00:40:07 --> 00:40:09

and he's absolutely unique. Uhad is not one

00:40:10 --> 00:40:12

but the one and only.

00:40:13 --> 00:40:15

There's no one like Him.

00:40:15 --> 00:40:17

So if a person is ahad, let's say

00:40:17 --> 00:40:20

a human being, is described as a hyperbole.

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He is ahad in something

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meaning nobody else shares that with him. He's

00:40:25 --> 00:40:26

ahad in heroism

00:40:27 --> 00:40:29

meaning he's the ultimate hero. No one is

00:40:29 --> 00:40:31

as courageous as he is.

00:40:32 --> 00:40:34

So when you say Allah is Uhad, Allah

00:40:34 --> 00:40:38

is completely unique. So here Allah is standing

00:40:38 --> 00:40:41

high and above everything and anyone else.

00:40:41 --> 00:40:43

So you elevate Him

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with all the respect, all the veneration, all

00:40:46 --> 00:40:48

the power that comes with this.

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The next is Allahu Samad.

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And one of the meanings of the Samad

00:40:54 --> 00:40:56

is the one that everyone else needs.

00:40:57 --> 00:40:58

He needs no one

00:41:00 --> 00:41:01

but everybody else needs.

00:41:02 --> 00:41:03

So that expresses

00:41:05 --> 00:41:08

first the greatness of Allah, a zarudalu, He

00:41:08 --> 00:41:09

doesn't need anyone? Yes.

00:41:11 --> 00:41:12

But that you need Him all the time.

00:41:13 --> 00:41:14

So he has a

00:41:14 --> 00:41:16

summit. So if I'm sick, I have to

00:41:16 --> 00:41:18

go to him. If I'm tired, I have

00:41:18 --> 00:41:19

to go to him.

00:41:20 --> 00:41:22

If I'm hungry, I have to go to

00:41:22 --> 00:41:24

him. If I'm empty on the inside, I

00:41:24 --> 00:41:26

have to go to him. If I need

00:41:26 --> 00:41:28

guidance, I need him. If I need to

00:41:28 --> 00:41:30

eat and drink, in fact, I need him

00:41:30 --> 00:41:32

more than food and water.

00:41:32 --> 00:41:34

And the more that a person

00:41:35 --> 00:41:38

kind of contemplates that, the more that he

00:41:38 --> 00:41:41

discovers his need of Allah Azzawajal until he

00:41:41 --> 00:41:42

is more

00:41:42 --> 00:41:44

so than a child or an infant with

00:41:44 --> 00:41:45

his mother.

00:41:46 --> 00:41:48

Can an infant survive without his mother?

00:41:49 --> 00:41:51

She puts him aside and he starts what?

00:41:52 --> 00:41:52

Crying.

00:41:53 --> 00:41:55

He can't withstand that separation.

00:41:55 --> 00:41:58

So that person who knows that Allah is

00:41:58 --> 00:42:00

as Samad, He knows that he is more

00:42:00 --> 00:42:03

helpless than an infant next to his mother.

00:42:04 --> 00:42:06

So he knows that he cannot be without

00:42:06 --> 00:42:07

Allah azaajal for a minute.

00:42:08 --> 00:42:10

He has to have Him all the time

00:42:10 --> 00:42:12

and he knows that he cannot be without

00:42:12 --> 00:42:14

Him for any minute so that's why he

00:42:14 --> 00:42:16

keeps remembering Him and that's why he keeps

00:42:16 --> 00:42:19

praying and that's why he keeps asking

00:42:19 --> 00:42:21

and that's why he keeps repenting.

00:42:22 --> 00:42:23

And the more that you read it, the

00:42:23 --> 00:42:25

more that it feeds that dependence in you

00:42:25 --> 00:42:27

and reliance on Allah

00:42:30 --> 00:42:32

He was not born, did not give birth

00:42:32 --> 00:42:32

to anyone

00:42:34 --> 00:42:35

no one is

00:42:36 --> 00:42:39

equal to him again affirms that if no

00:42:39 --> 00:42:41

one is equal to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

00:42:41 --> 00:42:42

I must not put anyone

00:42:43 --> 00:42:45

beside him, not even myself.

00:42:46 --> 00:42:47

So all humanity

00:42:47 --> 00:42:49

and all the loves that you have start

00:42:49 --> 00:42:51

to fall or start to diminish next to

00:42:51 --> 00:42:52

the love of Allah

00:42:53 --> 00:42:54

and next to the station that Allah

00:42:55 --> 00:42:57

deserves and you read it more and Allah

00:42:57 --> 00:43:00

grows bigger and higher and people grow smaller

00:43:00 --> 00:43:01

and more insignificant.

00:43:03 --> 00:43:05

And the more that you love Allah Azzawood,

00:43:05 --> 00:43:07

the more that you will talk about Him.

00:43:07 --> 00:43:09

And the more that you talk about him,

00:43:09 --> 00:43:11

the more that you will love this Surah.

00:43:12 --> 00:43:14

And the prophet alaihis salatu wasallam, he said

00:43:14 --> 00:43:15

that is

00:43:16 --> 00:43:16

equal

00:43:17 --> 00:43:19

to 1 third of the Quran.

00:43:20 --> 00:43:21

So in the hadith, this is on page

00:43:22 --> 00:43:22

393

00:43:24 --> 00:43:25

ordered by Muslim.

00:43:26 --> 00:43:28

The messenger alaihis salatu wasallam once came out

00:43:28 --> 00:43:30

to the sahaba and he said gather because

00:43:30 --> 00:43:32

I will read 1 third of the Quran

00:43:32 --> 00:43:33

to you. And they gathered

00:43:33 --> 00:43:36

as many of them as could gather and

00:43:36 --> 00:43:38

the prophet alaihis salatu wasallam came out and

00:43:38 --> 00:43:39

he read

00:43:40 --> 00:43:42

and then he went went back into his

00:43:42 --> 00:43:42

home.

00:43:43 --> 00:43:44

And the people said to each other, they

00:43:44 --> 00:43:46

wondered because they thought 1 third of the

00:43:46 --> 00:43:48

Quran. So they're still waiting for 1 third

00:43:48 --> 00:43:50

of the Quran. So they said maybe he

00:43:50 --> 00:43:52

received some sort of revelation and that's why

00:43:52 --> 00:43:53

he went back

00:43:53 --> 00:43:55

before he finished the recitation of the remaining

00:43:55 --> 00:43:56

third of the Quran.

00:43:57 --> 00:43:59

The prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam though came

00:43:59 --> 00:44:00

out and he said, I told you that

00:44:00 --> 00:44:02

I will read 1 third and I did

00:44:02 --> 00:44:03

read

00:44:03 --> 00:44:05

and it's equal to 1 third of the

00:44:05 --> 00:44:06

Quran.

00:44:07 --> 00:44:09

This very short surah

00:44:09 --> 00:44:11

is equal to 1 third of the Quran

00:44:11 --> 00:44:12

and

00:44:13 --> 00:44:15

this is the scholars have said that this

00:44:15 --> 00:44:16

is perhaps

00:44:17 --> 00:44:19

because 1 third of the Quran it's talking

00:44:19 --> 00:44:22

about Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. You have others

00:44:22 --> 00:44:23

that are that is

00:44:24 --> 00:44:25

another third that is stories,

00:44:26 --> 00:44:28

another third that is akham, rules and regulations,

00:44:29 --> 00:44:31

and 1 third is about Allah Azza wa

00:44:31 --> 00:44:31

Jal.

00:44:32 --> 00:44:34

And among the 3,

00:44:35 --> 00:44:37

1 third is stories, 1 third is regulations

00:44:38 --> 00:44:38

and rules,

00:44:39 --> 00:44:41

and 1 third is talking about Allah. Among

00:44:41 --> 00:44:41

the 3,

00:44:42 --> 00:44:44

the best third is which 1?

00:44:45 --> 00:44:47

The one that talks about Allah.

00:44:48 --> 00:44:50

Because the other 2 are all in service

00:44:50 --> 00:44:51

of

00:44:52 --> 00:44:53

iman and taqwa.

00:44:54 --> 00:44:56

They're leading to it. So the basic

00:44:57 --> 00:44:59

message of the Quran,

00:45:00 --> 00:45:01

you'll find it in Similarly

00:45:03 --> 00:45:05

also in Al Fatiha. Why was why is

00:45:05 --> 00:45:08

Al Fatiha so great? Because it encapsulates

00:45:08 --> 00:45:09

the Quran

00:45:10 --> 00:45:12

and the message of the Quran in Surat

00:45:12 --> 00:45:14

Al Fatiha. So they said the rest of

00:45:14 --> 00:45:16

the Quran is as if it's a detail

00:45:16 --> 00:45:17

or an explanation

00:45:17 --> 00:45:19

of what you will find in Surat al

00:45:19 --> 00:45:20

Fatiha.

00:45:20 --> 00:45:23

But let's go back to surat al Ikhlas

00:45:24 --> 00:45:26

1 third of the Quran is there So

00:45:26 --> 00:45:28

it tells you that if you love it,

00:45:28 --> 00:45:28

if

00:45:29 --> 00:45:30

you understand it,

00:45:30 --> 00:45:33

if you repeat it, it will give you

00:45:33 --> 00:45:34

a lot.

00:45:37 --> 00:45:38

And the Messenger

00:45:40 --> 00:45:41

also said about it,

00:45:42 --> 00:45:43

about repeating

00:45:44 --> 00:45:45

it. And this is on page

00:45:46 --> 00:45:47

394. He said,

00:45:54 --> 00:45:55

is that whoever reads

00:45:56 --> 00:45:59

10 times until he finishes them, Allah Azzawajid

00:45:59 --> 00:46:00

will build for him

00:46:01 --> 00:46:02

a house in paradise.

00:46:03 --> 00:46:04

The repetition

00:46:06 --> 00:46:07

of 10 times,

00:46:08 --> 00:46:08

Allah

00:46:09 --> 00:46:10

will give that person a house

00:46:11 --> 00:46:13

or a palace in paradise

00:46:13 --> 00:46:15

that tells you about the merit of And

00:46:17 --> 00:46:18

it doesn't stop there.

00:46:19 --> 00:46:20

Because we understand from the sunnah of the

00:46:20 --> 00:46:22

Prophet alaihis salatu wasalam

00:46:23 --> 00:46:25

that we are to repeat it

00:46:25 --> 00:46:26

or we are recommended

00:46:27 --> 00:46:27

to repeat

00:46:29 --> 00:46:30

with the other Quls as well.

00:46:34 --> 00:46:36

So when do we do this? So the

00:46:36 --> 00:46:38

morning and the evening in adkar include them.

00:46:39 --> 00:46:40

So between Asr and Maghrib

00:46:41 --> 00:46:42

and between fajr

00:46:43 --> 00:46:43

and sunrise,

00:46:44 --> 00:46:47

you are to repeat each 3 times.

00:46:47 --> 00:46:48

That's part of the sunnah, part of the

00:46:48 --> 00:46:49

dikr.

00:46:50 --> 00:46:51

Before you go to bed,

00:46:52 --> 00:46:54

The 3, right? And you blow on your

00:46:54 --> 00:46:55

hand and you wipe

00:46:56 --> 00:46:56

your body.

00:46:57 --> 00:46:58

After each salah,

00:46:59 --> 00:47:00

you say,

00:47:05 --> 00:47:07

And also, you use it for Ruqya.

00:47:09 --> 00:47:10

So we talked about dhikr

00:47:11 --> 00:47:13

but also you use it for protection

00:47:13 --> 00:47:15

and you use it for ruqya.

00:47:16 --> 00:47:19

So, if you want Allah Azadul to heal

00:47:19 --> 00:47:20

you, you use

00:47:21 --> 00:47:23

If you want Allah Azadul to protect you,

00:47:23 --> 00:47:23

you use

00:47:25 --> 00:47:27

and it's Allah's name. And when Allah's name

00:47:27 --> 00:47:30

is there it protects you from the shaitan.

00:47:33 --> 00:47:34

And the merit of

00:47:35 --> 00:47:37

and the benefit that you will receive from

00:47:37 --> 00:47:39

it will be stronger

00:47:39 --> 00:47:41

the more that you believe it and understand

00:47:41 --> 00:47:42

it.

00:47:42 --> 00:47:45

The more that you believe individually what these

00:47:45 --> 00:47:47

words mean and what does this sentence mean

00:47:47 --> 00:47:49

and what you should learn from it, and

00:47:49 --> 00:47:51

the more that you believe it,

00:47:51 --> 00:47:53

the more that Allah will give you in

00:47:53 --> 00:47:55

terms of reward and in terms of protection

00:47:55 --> 00:47:57

when you recite all of these things.

00:47:58 --> 00:47:59

So protect yourself with

00:48:00 --> 00:48:01

true.

00:48:01 --> 00:48:03

But then love Qulawallaahuahad

00:48:03 --> 00:48:04

because it is what?

00:48:05 --> 00:48:07

The description of the Most Merciful

00:48:08 --> 00:48:09

this is who Allah Azzawajal

00:48:09 --> 00:48:10

is

00:48:12 --> 00:48:14

And love the book of Allah Azzawajal because

00:48:14 --> 00:48:17

it is talking about Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

00:48:17 --> 00:48:18

and connects you to him

00:48:18 --> 00:48:21

And it will increase your iman and protects

00:48:21 --> 00:48:22

you from temptations.

00:48:23 --> 00:48:24

So if you love Allah,

00:48:26 --> 00:48:28

you wanna hear about him.

00:48:28 --> 00:48:30

And if you love Allah, you wanna talk

00:48:30 --> 00:48:33

about him. And the Quran accomplishes both

00:48:33 --> 00:48:36

because when you're reading the Quran, you're listening

00:48:37 --> 00:48:38

and you are repeating.

00:48:38 --> 00:48:40

And after some time, SubhanAllah,

00:48:41 --> 00:48:42

if you read the Quran

00:48:43 --> 00:48:43

enough,

00:48:44 --> 00:48:47

you'll find yourself so familiar and so close

00:48:47 --> 00:48:49

to it that you repeat the words of

00:48:49 --> 00:48:51

Allah Azza wa Jal

00:48:51 --> 00:48:53

and you will use the words of Allah,

00:48:54 --> 00:48:56

and you will enjoy the words of Allah

00:48:56 --> 00:48:58

whenever you listen to them. You don't feel

00:48:58 --> 00:49:00

distant or alienated from them.

00:49:01 --> 00:49:03

And that is a gift,

00:49:04 --> 00:49:06

to be of the people of the Quran

00:49:06 --> 00:49:08

who enjoy the Allah's company more than they

00:49:08 --> 00:49:10

enjoy the company of human beings.

00:49:11 --> 00:49:13

Imagine whenever you get bored and tired, you

00:49:13 --> 00:49:14

say I want to talk to so and

00:49:14 --> 00:49:16

so because I always feel better when I

00:49:16 --> 00:49:18

talk to them. Do you have someone like

00:49:18 --> 00:49:19

that?

00:49:19 --> 00:49:21

Something happens to you and you say I

00:49:21 --> 00:49:23

need to tell them this and that

00:49:23 --> 00:49:26

because it's always nicer when I share that

00:49:26 --> 00:49:28

with them and I hear their feedback.

00:49:29 --> 00:49:31

Imagine if we could reach a point where

00:49:31 --> 00:49:33

we can think like that about Allah subhanahu

00:49:33 --> 00:49:35

wa ta'ala. I can't wait to read the

00:49:35 --> 00:49:35

Quran

00:49:36 --> 00:49:38

because that really gives me

00:49:38 --> 00:49:39

happiness.

00:49:39 --> 00:49:41

It really comforts me.

00:49:41 --> 00:49:44

I'm feeling so distressed right now. Talking to

00:49:44 --> 00:49:46

anybody else is not gonna help like talking

00:49:46 --> 00:49:48

to Allah, Azawdulillah let me talk to Allah

00:49:48 --> 00:49:50

and then after half an hour or hour

00:49:50 --> 00:49:52

of reading the Quran you feel to yourself

00:49:52 --> 00:49:53

I really feel much better now.

00:49:54 --> 00:49:57

That I spoke to Allah and Allah spoke

00:49:57 --> 00:49:57

to me.

00:49:58 --> 00:49:59

So this is why we mean we need

00:49:59 --> 00:50:01

the Quran to be our companion

00:50:01 --> 00:50:03

and this is the title of the chapter

00:50:03 --> 00:50:05

loving to hear about Allah azza wa jal

00:50:05 --> 00:50:08

so we wanna be those people who love

00:50:08 --> 00:50:09

to hear about Allah azza wa jal and

00:50:09 --> 00:50:11

when they wanna talk they wanna talk about

00:50:11 --> 00:50:13

Allah, not artificially,

00:50:13 --> 00:50:15

not because we want to impress someone, not

00:50:15 --> 00:50:17

because we want to be people that we

00:50:17 --> 00:50:19

are not, no because naturally

00:50:19 --> 00:50:20

if we are

00:50:21 --> 00:50:23

just who we are, we are just gonna

00:50:23 --> 00:50:24

talk about Allah

00:50:25 --> 00:50:25

without pretense

00:50:26 --> 00:50:28

and we love to hear about Allah without

00:50:30 --> 00:50:31

So this is insha'Allah,

00:50:33 --> 00:50:34

where we have insha'Allah for today. Let me

00:50:34 --> 00:50:36

know insha'Allah if you have questions.

00:50:38 --> 00:50:39

And I'll try, insha'allah, to answer a few

00:50:39 --> 00:50:41

questions from last week with.

00:50:42 --> 00:50:43

But I just give,

00:50:44 --> 00:50:46

priority to you first.

00:50:46 --> 00:50:47

You have question?

00:50:53 --> 00:50:54

This is the

00:50:56 --> 00:50:58

before you go to sleep, so

00:51:01 --> 00:51:03

blow on your hand, wipe over your body,

00:51:03 --> 00:51:04

repeat,

00:51:04 --> 00:51:05

and then repeat.

00:51:07 --> 00:51:08

3.

00:51:10 --> 00:51:10

So, yeah,

00:51:11 --> 00:51:12

so one set, blow,

00:51:13 --> 00:51:16

wipe. One set, blow, wipe. One set, blow

00:51:16 --> 00:51:17

and wipe.

00:51:21 --> 00:51:24

You could read it into and then blow.

00:51:25 --> 00:51:26

Bleed it into and then blow into your

00:51:26 --> 00:51:27

hand.

00:51:27 --> 00:51:29

And by the way, I mean there's

00:51:30 --> 00:51:31

one narration of the hadith like this and

00:51:31 --> 00:51:34

one narration of the hadith like that. One

00:51:34 --> 00:51:35

narration of the hadith you blow first and

00:51:35 --> 00:51:36

you read.

00:51:36 --> 00:51:38

And another narration of the hadith you read

00:51:38 --> 00:51:40

and then you blow. This or that.

00:51:41 --> 00:51:43

Both insha'Allah is fine. Both are reported.

00:51:54 --> 00:51:56

If I'm currently learning the Quran, is it

00:51:56 --> 00:51:58

acceptable to read the English and get the

00:51:58 --> 00:51:59

same reward?

00:52:01 --> 00:52:03

If you are still learning and you're doing

00:52:03 --> 00:52:04

your best to,

00:52:05 --> 00:52:06

learn

00:52:06 --> 00:52:07

the Quran in Arabic,

00:52:08 --> 00:52:09

Allah rewards you the same.

00:52:12 --> 00:52:13

But as long as you keep learning insha'allah

00:52:14 --> 00:52:15

and you ultimately wanna,

00:52:15 --> 00:52:18

at least the basic surahs insha'allah, you wanna

00:52:18 --> 00:52:19

learn that in the Arabic

00:52:25 --> 00:52:26

Insha'Allah.

00:52:31 --> 00:52:33

Okay. It's a good question How can I

00:52:33 --> 00:52:36

tell if listening to the Islamic lectures is

00:52:36 --> 00:52:37

entertainment versus a bada?

00:52:38 --> 00:52:39

So that's a good,

00:52:40 --> 00:52:41

distinction.

00:52:42 --> 00:52:44

How can I tell if listening to Islamic

00:52:44 --> 00:52:45

lectures is entertainment

00:52:46 --> 00:52:47

versus Ibadah?

00:52:47 --> 00:52:49

I often worry if I my love for

00:52:49 --> 00:52:51

listening to lectures is basically

00:52:51 --> 00:52:53

because I enjoy the speaker

00:52:53 --> 00:52:54

more than the subject.

00:52:55 --> 00:52:57

Although I find myself moved to tears when

00:52:57 --> 00:52:58

listening.

00:52:59 --> 00:52:59

Now,

00:53:00 --> 00:53:00

so

00:53:01 --> 00:53:02

it's not often

00:53:04 --> 00:53:04

easy

00:53:05 --> 00:53:06

to separate the 2,

00:53:07 --> 00:53:09

and you don't have always to separate the

00:53:09 --> 00:53:10

2.

00:53:10 --> 00:53:12

There are some types of Ibadas or acts

00:53:12 --> 00:53:14

of Ibadah. Well, can it be Ibadah, but

00:53:14 --> 00:53:16

it could also be entertainment or fun at

00:53:16 --> 00:53:17

the same time?

00:53:17 --> 00:53:19

Possible. So for instance, you know, just an

00:53:19 --> 00:53:21

example that comes to mind

00:53:21 --> 00:53:22

you can go to Hajj

00:53:23 --> 00:53:24

for the sake of Hajj

00:53:24 --> 00:53:26

and also to sell and buy

00:53:26 --> 00:53:28

as long as the intent

00:53:28 --> 00:53:29

mostly is Ibadah.

00:53:31 --> 00:53:31

Right?

00:53:32 --> 00:53:34

So and that is mentioned in the Quran.

00:53:35 --> 00:53:35

That is,

00:53:37 --> 00:53:38

I'm not gonna attempt to quote it right

00:53:38 --> 00:53:39

now

00:53:40 --> 00:53:41

but it's permissible

00:53:42 --> 00:53:44

to have that dual intention. As long as

00:53:44 --> 00:53:46

you're not going to Hajj, simply go and

00:53:46 --> 00:53:47

sell and buy.

00:53:48 --> 00:53:50

So as long as the dominant intention is

00:53:50 --> 00:53:53

Ibadah but also you want some worldly benefit

00:53:54 --> 00:53:55

then that is permissible,

00:53:55 --> 00:53:56

Okay,

00:53:56 --> 00:53:58

so if you're listening to a lecture

00:53:58 --> 00:54:01

it's not often easy to separate between the

00:54:01 --> 00:54:03

two because maybe you enjoy the speaker and

00:54:03 --> 00:54:05

maybe the speaker is a little bit funny

00:54:05 --> 00:54:07

or maybe the speaker is eloquent or maybe

00:54:07 --> 00:54:09

the speaker is this and that as long

00:54:09 --> 00:54:10

as what you are seeking from him is

00:54:10 --> 00:54:13

something that is halal, there's nothing haram about

00:54:13 --> 00:54:16

it and that is mixed with actual intent

00:54:16 --> 00:54:16

to learn

00:54:17 --> 00:54:19

maybe that is fine InshaAllah, I mean

00:54:19 --> 00:54:21

and it's still mostly Ibadah.

00:54:22 --> 00:54:24

Where would become a conflict is when the

00:54:24 --> 00:54:26

subject is not worthy,

00:54:26 --> 00:54:27

is what

00:54:27 --> 00:54:29

is being said is wrong,

00:54:30 --> 00:54:32

and you keep listening to this person because

00:54:32 --> 00:54:33

you admire them.

00:54:33 --> 00:54:36

That's when you'll discover that it's the person,

00:54:36 --> 00:54:37

not the subject.

00:54:38 --> 00:54:39

It's who the

00:54:39 --> 00:54:41

person is not what they're saying.

00:54:42 --> 00:54:44

So when you find yourself defending the person

00:54:44 --> 00:54:46

no matter what they say even when they

00:54:46 --> 00:54:48

are wrong, you know that they have become

00:54:48 --> 00:54:49

a fan of the person,

00:54:50 --> 00:54:52

not really a student of knowledge or a

00:54:52 --> 00:54:53

seeker of knowledge.

00:54:54 --> 00:54:55

So it's really

00:54:56 --> 00:54:59

wise to ask yourself this question from time

00:54:59 --> 00:55:01

to time and say, Am I attracted to

00:55:01 --> 00:55:03

the person or to what he's talking about?

00:55:03 --> 00:55:04

That's really wise.

00:55:05 --> 00:55:07

And kind of refocus yourself so that you

00:55:09 --> 00:55:11

adhere to the truth that he is telling

00:55:11 --> 00:55:13

you more than be connected to the person

00:55:13 --> 00:55:15

who's telling it.

00:55:15 --> 00:55:17

So if you can manage to do this,

00:55:17 --> 00:55:18

then you are wiser

00:55:18 --> 00:55:20

than a lot of people.

00:55:20 --> 00:55:22

But it's a good question, Insha'Allah. But I

00:55:22 --> 00:55:25

think if you both want to learn from

00:55:25 --> 00:55:27

Him but you also like the person, that's

00:55:27 --> 00:55:27

that's permissible.

00:55:28 --> 00:55:31

But again, keep yourself connected to what is

00:55:31 --> 00:55:34

being said, not to who is saying it.

00:55:35 --> 00:55:37

And that's you can ask yourself, If this

00:55:37 --> 00:55:39

person makes a mistake, will I follow him

00:55:40 --> 00:55:41

despite

00:55:41 --> 00:55:43

his mistake or I'll follow the truth even

00:55:43 --> 00:55:45

if it comes from someone that I'm not

00:55:45 --> 00:55:46

I don't really listen to

00:55:47 --> 00:55:49

or I don't particularly I'm not particularly attracted

00:55:49 --> 00:55:50

to?

00:55:51 --> 00:55:52

Will I accept the truth regardless?

00:55:53 --> 00:55:54

That will tell you something.

00:56:03 --> 00:56:03

So if

00:56:04 --> 00:56:07

one has been practicing the fast of Dawud

00:56:07 --> 00:56:08

and missed the fast on the day of

00:56:08 --> 00:56:09

Arafah,

00:56:09 --> 00:56:11

is he missing out on the virtue of

00:56:11 --> 00:56:11

the fasting?

00:56:12 --> 00:56:13

So,

00:56:13 --> 00:56:16

yes, he would be and there is no

00:56:16 --> 00:56:17

need to do that.

00:56:17 --> 00:56:18

So

00:56:18 --> 00:56:21

the fasting of Dawud alaihis salam is alternate

00:56:21 --> 00:56:22

days, right?

00:56:23 --> 00:56:24

So you fast one day but not the

00:56:24 --> 00:56:26

next and then the following but not the

00:56:26 --> 00:56:28

one following and so on. So

00:56:28 --> 00:56:31

Monday but not Tuesday, Wednesday but not Thursday,

00:56:31 --> 00:56:33

Friday but not Saturday, right? It's not clear.

00:56:34 --> 00:56:37

So the fasting of Dawud at the same

00:56:37 --> 00:56:38

time is not rigid.

00:56:39 --> 00:56:42

So suppose, for instance, for whatever reason, you

00:56:42 --> 00:56:43

have to break your fast

00:56:44 --> 00:56:46

on Monday and you didn't fast it,

00:56:46 --> 00:56:48

you can start on Tuesday

00:56:49 --> 00:56:52

or you break your fast on Monday Tuesday.

00:56:52 --> 00:56:54

You could do Wednesday Thursday. So it's not

00:56:54 --> 00:56:57

that rigid that it has to be Monday

00:56:57 --> 00:56:58

and nothing else.

00:56:58 --> 00:57:00

It has to be Wednesday but not nothing

00:57:00 --> 00:57:02

else. I have to skip one day. No.

00:57:03 --> 00:57:04

See the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam you know

00:57:04 --> 00:57:07

was very flexible. He fasted 3 days from

00:57:07 --> 00:57:08

every month, right?

00:57:09 --> 00:57:10

They could be from the middle, from the

00:57:10 --> 00:57:11

beginning or the end.

00:57:12 --> 00:57:15

You Understand the flexibility? It could be any

00:57:15 --> 00:57:17

because sometimes there are more important things that

00:57:17 --> 00:57:18

take place so he has to break his

00:57:18 --> 00:57:20

fast. I say I'll do it some other

00:57:20 --> 00:57:23

day. So the day of Arafat comes You're

00:57:23 --> 00:57:24

not gonna fast it because you fasted the

00:57:24 --> 00:57:25

day before it?

00:57:26 --> 00:57:26

No.

00:57:27 --> 00:57:28

Be flexible.

00:57:29 --> 00:57:30

The day of fasting the day of Arafah

00:57:30 --> 00:57:32

is much better than skipping a day.

00:57:33 --> 00:57:36

So you could combine those days or you

00:57:36 --> 00:57:37

can separate those days or you can do

00:57:37 --> 00:57:39

the fasting of Dawud like what

00:57:40 --> 00:57:41

you traveled.

00:57:41 --> 00:57:43

You couldn't fast in the 1st 2 weeks

00:57:43 --> 00:57:44

of the month.

00:57:44 --> 00:57:46

You come back, you fast the last 2

00:57:46 --> 00:57:47

weeks of a month.

00:57:48 --> 00:57:50

That still counts as the fast of Dawud.

00:57:51 --> 00:57:52

You just kind of combine them in one

00:57:52 --> 00:57:54

time but not

00:57:54 --> 00:57:55

the other.

00:57:55 --> 00:57:58

That still counts, Insha'Allah. So no, fast the

00:57:58 --> 00:57:59

day of Arafah, Insha'Allah. Don't miss the day

00:57:59 --> 00:58:00

of Arafah.

00:58:07 --> 00:58:10

Nam. So Dhul Hijjah is the best day

00:58:10 --> 00:58:11

for, good deeds.

00:58:12 --> 00:58:13

If we sin on Dhul Hijjah, is that

00:58:13 --> 00:58:15

the worst time to sin and stay away

00:58:15 --> 00:58:18

from? So some scholars have said that.

00:58:18 --> 00:58:20

Some scholars have said that if

00:58:24 --> 00:58:25

if the day

00:58:26 --> 00:58:28

or if the time and place are honorable

00:58:28 --> 00:58:29

and virtuous,

00:58:30 --> 00:58:31

sin

00:58:32 --> 00:58:32

will multiply,

00:58:33 --> 00:58:35

not to the amount where good deed is

00:58:35 --> 00:58:37

multiplied, but it multiplies

00:58:38 --> 00:58:40

simply because it's a virtuous place.

00:58:40 --> 00:58:43

Why would you disobey Allah Azzawajal in it?

00:58:43 --> 00:58:44

You have less of a reason to do

00:58:44 --> 00:58:46

so. Or it's a virtuous time.

00:58:47 --> 00:58:49

So why would you be so audacious and

00:58:50 --> 00:58:50

you sin

00:58:51 --> 00:58:53

at that time whereas you're supposed to be

00:58:53 --> 00:58:54

more pious?

00:58:54 --> 00:58:57

That indicates a lack of respect, a lack

00:58:57 --> 00:58:58

of reverence.

00:58:58 --> 00:59:01

So maybe that's why sin could be doubled

00:59:01 --> 00:59:01

and multiplied.

00:59:02 --> 00:59:03

Others other scholars have said no it does

00:59:03 --> 00:59:06

not multiply unless Allah specifies it.

00:59:06 --> 00:59:09

So sin is Mecca is indifferent is different.

00:59:09 --> 00:59:11

But we're not gonna kind of generalize this

00:59:11 --> 00:59:14

to say every day or every month or

00:59:14 --> 00:59:17

occasion that is sacred or virtuous.

00:59:18 --> 00:59:20

So wallahu 'alam,

00:59:20 --> 00:59:21

the

00:59:22 --> 00:59:23

cautious thing

00:59:24 --> 00:59:27

is to avoid sin during blessed times.

00:59:27 --> 00:59:29

So righteous or blessed times

00:59:30 --> 00:59:31

since it could be

00:59:32 --> 00:59:34

the sin in it could be multiplied you

00:59:34 --> 00:59:36

say you have to be extra cautious when

00:59:36 --> 00:59:37

it comes to upsetting Allah azza wa jal

00:59:37 --> 00:59:40

because it could count on more than simply

00:59:40 --> 00:59:40

one sin.

00:59:41 --> 00:59:43

So stay away from it, okay?

00:59:57 --> 00:59:58

So is it from the Sunnah to say

00:59:58 --> 01:00:00

Amin to a dua that

01:00:01 --> 01:00:03

just like in Al Fatiha, right?

01:00:05 --> 01:00:08

Ameen is Allahu mastajib, you Allah accept. So

01:00:08 --> 01:00:09

it's like a du'a

01:00:10 --> 01:00:12

upon a du'a. So he's saying something you

01:00:12 --> 01:00:14

say Allah accept from him. It's not Allah

01:00:14 --> 01:00:15

accept from him. You can say it.

01:00:21 --> 01:00:23

Not not in unison, not together,

01:00:24 --> 01:00:25

and not very loud,

01:00:25 --> 01:00:26

but to yourself.

01:00:27 --> 01:00:29

So it's not loud enough that it becomes

01:00:29 --> 01:00:32

apparent that all the Juma'ah is saying it,

01:00:32 --> 01:00:34

but you say Amin to it. You Allah

01:00:34 --> 01:00:35

accept. You Allah accept.

01:00:35 --> 01:00:37

Yeah, you can say that.

01:00:38 --> 01:00:39

Was there somebody else with their hand up

01:00:39 --> 01:00:40

here?

01:00:40 --> 01:00:40

No?

01:00:41 --> 01:00:41

Okay.

01:00:42 --> 01:00:42

Yeah.

01:00:56 --> 01:00:57

So you say, like,

01:00:57 --> 01:01:00

for the one after between Maghreb and Asia.

01:01:00 --> 01:01:00

Right?

01:01:01 --> 01:01:03

I'm I'm sorry. Between Asad and Maghreb, you

01:01:03 --> 01:01:04

mean?

01:01:13 --> 01:01:13

Nam.

01:01:15 --> 01:01:17

Either way would be fine, Insha'Allah.

01:01:17 --> 01:01:18

Either way would be fine. So whether you

01:01:18 --> 01:01:19

do

01:01:19 --> 01:01:21

had 3 times, this 3 times, and that

01:01:21 --> 01:01:23

3 times, or you separate them

01:01:24 --> 01:01:24

by

01:01:26 --> 01:01:28

and then you go back, this and that,

01:01:28 --> 01:01:30

I don't know of a specific way to

01:01:30 --> 01:01:32

say them then. So whether you say this

01:01:32 --> 01:01:34

or that should be fine, insha'a.

01:01:44 --> 01:01:46

Oh, okay. So you mean

01:01:46 --> 01:01:49

after Fajr and then you say and between,

01:01:49 --> 01:01:52

fajr and, for the morning adhkar.

01:01:52 --> 01:01:54

You're not doing it 6 times.

01:01:54 --> 01:01:55

So between

01:01:55 --> 01:01:58

so for the morning adhkar, you're doing it

01:01:58 --> 01:01:59

3 times.

01:01:59 --> 01:02:02

And after fajr, you're doing it once each.

01:02:07 --> 01:02:09

So let me see. I'm trying to locate,

01:02:11 --> 01:02:12

okay. This is it. So there were a

01:02:12 --> 01:02:15

couple of questions from last week about parents.

01:02:15 --> 01:02:16

So let me read them, Insha Allah.

01:02:17 --> 01:02:20

What should one do if their parents follow

01:02:20 --> 01:02:22

culture over religion in certain aspects

01:02:22 --> 01:02:24

and refuse to hear otherwise.

01:02:25 --> 01:02:27

So if your parents are listening to culture

01:02:27 --> 01:02:28

more

01:02:29 --> 01:02:32

than religion or over religion in certain matters,

01:02:32 --> 01:02:34

and they refuse to hear otherwise.

01:02:35 --> 01:02:37

It depends on what the matter is.

01:02:37 --> 01:02:39

You be gentle with them, you try to

01:02:39 --> 01:02:41

make du'a for them that they see the

01:02:41 --> 01:02:43

truth, you try to gently educate.

01:02:44 --> 01:02:46

You try to bring somebody else to tell

01:02:46 --> 01:02:47

them what the right

01:02:47 --> 01:02:48

matter is.

01:02:49 --> 01:02:49

And

01:02:50 --> 01:02:52

there's nothing else that you can do.

01:02:53 --> 01:02:55

So just to educate and make dua and

01:02:55 --> 01:02:57

it really because the

01:02:57 --> 01:02:59

question is general, I can only give a

01:02:59 --> 01:03:01

general answer. It depends on what the thing

01:03:01 --> 01:03:01

is.

01:03:02 --> 01:03:05

So you understand that because they are your

01:03:05 --> 01:03:06

parents,

01:03:06 --> 01:03:08

they may not be keen on listening to

01:03:08 --> 01:03:08

you because you're just simply your child, their

01:03:08 --> 01:03:08

child, their son.

01:03:17 --> 01:03:18

They

01:03:19 --> 01:03:21

So you have to understand that gap and

01:03:21 --> 01:03:23

that difference and be patient

01:03:23 --> 01:03:25

until they somehow see it.

01:03:26 --> 01:03:28

And if you keep making du'a to Allah

01:03:28 --> 01:03:30

Azza wa Jal that they see it and

01:03:30 --> 01:03:30

you keep

01:03:31 --> 01:03:32

being nice and sometimes

01:03:33 --> 01:03:36

maybe in our eagerness to follow the truth,

01:03:36 --> 01:03:37

we become belligerent

01:03:38 --> 01:03:40

and repulsive because of it. You have to

01:03:40 --> 01:03:42

do it, you are wrong, this is right.

01:03:42 --> 01:03:45

Whereas if you are gentle and kind, people

01:03:45 --> 01:03:46

are more likely to accept and take things

01:03:46 --> 01:03:47

from you.

01:03:47 --> 01:03:49

So following the truth is difficult.

01:03:51 --> 01:03:53

Right? Following the truth is difficult because the

01:03:53 --> 01:03:55

shaitan is against you. Your habit is against

01:03:55 --> 01:03:58

you. Society, the culture is against you. So

01:03:58 --> 01:04:00

for doing the right thing is very difficult.

01:04:01 --> 01:04:03

So don't make it even more difficult by

01:04:03 --> 01:04:03

being

01:04:04 --> 01:04:06

abusive or by being belligerent

01:04:07 --> 01:04:08

or too demanding.

01:04:09 --> 01:04:11

But rather be gentle. And if you're really

01:04:11 --> 01:04:13

truly gentle and kind,

01:04:14 --> 01:04:15

as Allah says,

01:04:17 --> 01:04:19

lower your self to them. If they see

01:04:19 --> 01:04:22

that from you without humiliation, I'm not talking

01:04:22 --> 01:04:24

about humiliation, but being gentle and,

01:04:25 --> 01:04:26

humble,

01:04:26 --> 01:04:28

and more likely to accept things from you,

01:04:28 --> 01:04:29

and then ultimately,

01:04:30 --> 01:04:30

hopefully, Insha'Allah,

01:04:32 --> 01:04:35

they'll change. Again, it all depends on

01:04:37 --> 01:04:38

who the issue is.

01:04:39 --> 01:04:41

It's cutting ties with a parent haram if

01:04:41 --> 01:04:41

they are committing.

01:04:42 --> 01:04:43

So

01:04:43 --> 01:04:45

don't cut ties with them

01:04:46 --> 01:04:46

because Allah

01:04:47 --> 01:04:47

you know said

01:04:53 --> 01:04:55

He says that they strive

01:04:56 --> 01:04:57

to have you

01:04:58 --> 01:04:59

disbelieve in me,

01:05:00 --> 01:05:01

do not

01:05:02 --> 01:05:05

obey them but keep their good company in

01:05:05 --> 01:05:06

the dunya.

01:05:07 --> 01:05:09

So even if they are striving, not only

01:05:09 --> 01:05:11

that they've committed kuford, they want you to

01:05:11 --> 01:05:12

commit that

01:05:12 --> 01:05:14

thing and they are not simply inviting, they

01:05:14 --> 01:05:15

are striving

01:05:16 --> 01:05:19

for you to accept it, pushing you, harassing

01:05:19 --> 01:05:20

you, bombarding you,

01:05:21 --> 01:05:23

asking other people to talk to you about

01:05:23 --> 01:05:25

it. This is what jihad is. They're going

01:05:25 --> 01:05:26

jihad against you

01:05:27 --> 01:05:28

to accept this falsehood.

01:05:29 --> 01:05:32

Even then the prophet Allah Azzawajal said subhanahu

01:05:32 --> 01:05:33

wa ta'ala

01:05:33 --> 01:05:35

don't listen to them. Yes, don't listen to

01:05:35 --> 01:05:38

them but be a good companion to

01:05:39 --> 01:05:39

So

01:05:40 --> 01:05:42

don't disconnect yourself from them.

01:05:42 --> 01:05:45

Keep making du'a for them. Keep giving them

01:05:45 --> 01:05:45

advice.

01:05:46 --> 01:05:47

Sometimes,

01:05:47 --> 01:05:50

yes, some parents, I don't wanna generalize, some

01:05:50 --> 01:05:52

parents could be very harmful

01:05:52 --> 01:05:54

and their company could be very harmful, but

01:05:54 --> 01:05:55

that is a separate

01:05:56 --> 01:05:58

issue. But as long as you can tolerate

01:05:59 --> 01:06:00

their company and as long as

01:06:01 --> 01:06:03

staying close to them

01:06:03 --> 01:06:04

benefits them,

01:06:05 --> 01:06:07

and you ultimately have hope

01:06:08 --> 01:06:10

that you could change them, I would say,

01:06:10 --> 01:06:11

insha'Allah, don't

01:06:11 --> 01:06:12

give up on them.

01:06:15 --> 01:06:17

There's also a question about,

01:06:20 --> 01:06:21

let me see,

01:06:23 --> 01:06:25

Question about someone who said,

01:06:26 --> 01:06:28

I have the habit of

01:06:29 --> 01:06:31

looking and comparing myself to other people

01:06:32 --> 01:06:35

And perhaps because of this feeling

01:06:35 --> 01:06:38

or having feelings of envy and jealousy,

01:06:40 --> 01:06:42

that that constant comparison

01:06:42 --> 01:06:44

kinda kinda breeds into

01:06:44 --> 01:06:47

they have and I don't have. I wish

01:06:47 --> 01:06:48

that I have what they did.

01:06:49 --> 01:06:50

And that kind of breeds this

01:06:51 --> 01:06:52

envy. So how do you treat this?

01:06:52 --> 01:06:54

How do you treat envy?

01:06:54 --> 01:06:57

So first of all, we have to realize

01:06:57 --> 01:06:59

that you're not the only person who feels

01:06:59 --> 01:06:59

like that,

01:07:00 --> 01:07:00

right?

01:07:01 --> 01:07:03

Almost everybody has a sense of envy and

01:07:03 --> 01:07:04

jealousy.

01:07:05 --> 01:07:08

And in a world today where it's easy

01:07:08 --> 01:07:10

to compare yourself to other people because you

01:07:10 --> 01:07:11

have

01:07:11 --> 01:07:14

open communication with everybody in the world

01:07:14 --> 01:07:16

today and you can see what everybody else

01:07:16 --> 01:07:19

has and they also they boast about what

01:07:19 --> 01:07:21

they have, it's easy to fall into that

01:07:21 --> 01:07:23

trap and become very envious

01:07:23 --> 01:07:25

and they feel that you've been deprived and

01:07:25 --> 01:07:27

you don't have what you deserve.

01:07:27 --> 01:07:29

But then how do you treat it? Because

01:07:29 --> 01:07:31

it's more of an illness now apparently than

01:07:31 --> 01:07:34

it was before, though it was always there.

01:07:34 --> 01:07:35

How do you treat that?

01:07:36 --> 01:07:36

So

01:07:37 --> 01:07:40

let's mention as many treatments as possible and

01:07:40 --> 01:07:41

if you come up or you have something

01:07:41 --> 01:07:42

with you, InshaAllah,

01:07:42 --> 01:07:44

let me know about it. First of all,

01:07:44 --> 01:07:46

the hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa

01:07:46 --> 01:07:48

sallam don't look.

01:07:49 --> 01:07:50

Don't look at those who have what you

01:07:50 --> 01:07:51

don't have.

01:07:52 --> 01:07:54

Don't look at those who have things that

01:07:54 --> 01:07:55

are above you. Look at those who have

01:07:55 --> 01:07:57

things that are beneath you.

01:07:58 --> 01:08:00

So that begins you know with social media

01:08:00 --> 01:08:01

or when you go outside,

01:08:02 --> 01:08:03

don't visit

01:08:03 --> 01:08:05

the accounts or the locations

01:08:05 --> 01:08:07

or be around people who will make you

01:08:07 --> 01:08:09

feel worse about yourself,

01:08:09 --> 01:08:11

meaning that they have a lot more than

01:08:11 --> 01:08:12

I do.

01:08:12 --> 01:08:14

So you look at their mansions and then

01:08:14 --> 01:08:16

you come back and look at your house.

01:08:16 --> 01:08:17

You look at their,

01:08:18 --> 01:08:20

life in general, their accomplishments, and then you

01:08:20 --> 01:08:21

go back and look at your life. You're

01:08:21 --> 01:08:24

not supposed to do that in worldly matters.

01:08:24 --> 01:08:27

In religious matters, yes. Look at those who

01:08:27 --> 01:08:29

are higher. In worldly matters, you don't look

01:08:29 --> 01:08:30

at millionaires

01:08:30 --> 01:08:32

and then feel sorry for yourself.

01:08:32 --> 01:08:34

You're not allowed to. You understand what it

01:08:34 --> 01:08:37

means? It's not like oh, it's better not

01:08:37 --> 01:08:39

to do it. You're not supposed to.

01:08:40 --> 01:08:41

It doesn't bring you anything

01:08:43 --> 01:08:45

good. So if you stop doing this,

01:08:45 --> 01:08:47

if you unfollow those people, if you don't

01:08:47 --> 01:08:50

look at those who have kind of like

01:08:51 --> 01:08:52

avert your gaze. Just like when you look

01:08:52 --> 01:08:54

at haram, what do you do?

01:08:55 --> 01:08:56

You look the other way.

01:08:57 --> 01:08:59

To look at something expensive, look the other

01:08:59 --> 01:08:59

way.

01:09:00 --> 01:09:03

Something that is gonna spoil your heart, look

01:09:03 --> 01:09:04

the other way,

01:09:04 --> 01:09:06

right? Like your heart is like, I don't

01:09:06 --> 01:09:09

know, I don't have a good example here.

01:09:09 --> 01:09:10

Your heart is like what? It's like a

01:09:10 --> 01:09:12

fish out of water. You're just holding it

01:09:12 --> 01:09:13

with your palms like that

01:09:14 --> 01:09:16

and you're very careful not to drop it

01:09:16 --> 01:09:18

and you wanna rush to put it back

01:09:18 --> 01:09:20

into water, otherwise it will die. That's your

01:09:20 --> 01:09:20

heart.

01:09:21 --> 01:09:23

So you're not gonna have this fish you

01:09:23 --> 01:09:25

know enter areas that you know is gonna

01:09:25 --> 01:09:26

kill it. You're not gonna go into this

01:09:26 --> 01:09:29

shop and that shop. You're gonna directly go

01:09:29 --> 01:09:30

to where you need to go and that's

01:09:30 --> 01:09:31

it. Your heart is like that. You're not

01:09:31 --> 01:09:33

gonna show it things that will disturb it.

01:09:33 --> 01:09:35

You're not supposed to do this to yourself.

01:09:35 --> 01:09:37

So first don't look

01:09:38 --> 01:09:40

and that will actually comfort you, bring you

01:09:40 --> 01:09:41

a lot of comfort.

01:09:41 --> 01:09:42

2nd, don't compare.

01:09:44 --> 01:09:45

Even if you happen to look or somebody

01:09:45 --> 01:09:47

shares with you things that they have done

01:09:47 --> 01:09:48

or they have achieved,

01:09:48 --> 01:09:51

Don't compare yourself to them because they are

01:09:51 --> 01:09:52

living different lives than yours.

01:09:53 --> 01:09:55

They have different opportunities than yours and different

01:09:55 --> 01:09:57

difficulties than yours.

01:09:57 --> 01:09:59

Each person has his own path. Allah gave

01:09:59 --> 01:10:00

you a different one.

01:10:01 --> 01:10:03

Work on your own path.

01:10:04 --> 01:10:06

If Allah wanted you to be them He

01:10:06 --> 01:10:07

would make you them, right?

01:10:08 --> 01:10:10

So you're not this person. So don't compare

01:10:10 --> 01:10:12

yourself to them. You're very different

01:10:13 --> 01:10:15

and understand also that as they have successes

01:10:15 --> 01:10:17

they have failures and as they have

01:10:18 --> 01:10:20

things that make them happy they have also

01:10:20 --> 01:10:23

anxieties and sorrows. Everybody does. So you're only

01:10:23 --> 01:10:24

seeing one part of the picture. You're not

01:10:24 --> 01:10:25

seeing everything.

01:10:26 --> 01:10:27

So stop yourself.

01:10:29 --> 01:10:31

And also whenever you feel envious, so we

01:10:31 --> 01:10:33

said, don't look and don't compare.

01:10:35 --> 01:10:37

Also, whenever you feel envious, and this is

01:10:37 --> 01:10:39

very helpful, make dua for them.

01:10:40 --> 01:10:41

Right.

01:10:41 --> 01:10:43

So somebody just got promoted

01:10:43 --> 01:10:45

and you didn't. You don't even have a

01:10:45 --> 01:10:45

job.

01:10:47 --> 01:10:48

He got promoted.

01:10:48 --> 01:10:50

Instead of being envious, you say

01:10:51 --> 01:10:53

may Allah Azza wa Jal bless that for

01:10:53 --> 01:10:55

this person and may Allah, you know, make

01:10:55 --> 01:10:57

this extra income

01:10:58 --> 01:11:00

a good thing for him, not a bad

01:11:00 --> 01:11:02

thing for him. And may Allah bless his

01:11:02 --> 01:11:04

family, and may he bless his kids, and

01:11:04 --> 01:11:05

may Allah if not, may Allah give him

01:11:05 --> 01:11:08

kids, and may Allah increase him in iman

01:11:08 --> 01:11:09

and make this a barakah for him and

01:11:09 --> 01:11:11

keep making this dua and the more that

01:11:11 --> 01:11:13

you make this dua the better you will

01:11:13 --> 01:11:14

feel about him

01:11:15 --> 01:11:16

and about yourself.

01:11:16 --> 01:11:18

It's just you will feel better and try

01:11:18 --> 01:11:19

it. It's guaranteed. So

01:11:22 --> 01:11:25

keep making du'a for them and you will

01:11:25 --> 01:11:26

feel yourself feeling better.

01:11:27 --> 01:11:30

And if you are an envious person

01:11:31 --> 01:11:34

and we have to understand that envy is

01:11:34 --> 01:11:36

fueled by the shaitan. So if you're an

01:11:36 --> 01:11:38

envious person but you keep making dua for

01:11:38 --> 01:11:41

everyone that you feel envious of,

01:11:41 --> 01:11:44

the shaitan will stop fueling envy

01:11:45 --> 01:11:48

because he understands that whenever he does this

01:11:48 --> 01:11:49

it prompts you to make dua,

01:11:50 --> 01:11:52

which is a good thing and he doesn't

01:11:52 --> 01:11:53

want that

01:11:54 --> 01:11:55

so he'll stop

01:11:56 --> 01:11:58

and maybe then you will develop a habit

01:11:58 --> 01:12:00

of making dua for other people And by

01:12:00 --> 01:12:02

the way, when you make Dua for them,

01:12:02 --> 01:12:02

what happens?

01:12:03 --> 01:12:05

In addition to feeling better,

01:12:06 --> 01:12:08

there's an Angel that says and

01:12:08 --> 01:12:09

for you too

01:12:10 --> 01:12:12

and for you too and for you too.

01:12:13 --> 01:12:15

So now you're getting the things that you

01:12:15 --> 01:12:15

want

01:12:16 --> 01:12:18

and who's making dua for you?

01:12:19 --> 01:12:19

Not you.

01:12:20 --> 01:12:21

Who's making dua for

01:12:25 --> 01:12:26

you? An angel,

01:12:26 --> 01:12:29

an angel is making dua for you. So

01:12:29 --> 01:12:31

here what's better than having an angel make

01:12:31 --> 01:12:32

duha for you?

01:12:33 --> 01:12:34

Okay,

01:12:35 --> 01:12:37

so that's what number 3.

01:12:38 --> 01:12:39

And number 4 also

01:12:40 --> 01:12:42

which is connected to the first one.

01:12:43 --> 01:12:45

When Allah Azzawajal, He tells His Prophet

01:12:54 --> 01:12:56

He says don't extend your gaze to look

01:12:56 --> 01:12:58

at what we have given some of them

01:12:58 --> 01:13:00

of the beauty of this life to test

01:13:00 --> 01:13:01

them with

01:13:01 --> 01:13:03

and the provision of Allah

01:13:03 --> 01:13:04

is better and more lasting.

01:13:05 --> 01:13:07

So he tells his prophet alaihis salatu wasalam

01:13:07 --> 01:13:08

and that is a command that he had

01:13:08 --> 01:13:10

given to him and a command given to

01:13:10 --> 01:13:12

the prophet alaihis salatu wasalam is also a

01:13:12 --> 01:13:14

command given to all of us

01:13:15 --> 01:13:17

and it's honorable obligation on him so it's

01:13:17 --> 01:13:19

also you understand it should be an obligation

01:13:19 --> 01:13:21

on you too. Don't look at the good

01:13:21 --> 01:13:23

things that we had given them to test

01:13:23 --> 01:13:23

them with,

01:13:25 --> 01:13:27

meaning what is this thing that you're admiring

01:13:27 --> 01:13:28

that is making you envious?

01:13:30 --> 01:13:31

Because you usually envy the dunya or the

01:13:31 --> 01:13:32

akhira

01:13:33 --> 01:13:34

when you're looking at people.

01:13:34 --> 01:13:37

The dunya, right? So he's saying this is

01:13:37 --> 01:13:37

a test,

01:13:38 --> 01:13:40

Why are you envious of a test?

01:13:42 --> 01:13:42

You understand?

01:13:43 --> 01:13:44

You're envious of a test.

01:13:45 --> 01:13:46

And how do you know if Allah were

01:13:46 --> 01:13:48

to give that to you, he would not

01:13:48 --> 01:13:50

throw you in * fire because of it?

01:13:50 --> 01:13:52

And how do you know that Allah, because

01:13:52 --> 01:13:53

he gave it to them, he would throw

01:13:53 --> 01:13:54

them in * fire because of it? How

01:13:54 --> 01:13:56

do you know? What are you wishing for?

01:13:57 --> 01:13:58

So he says don't look at that

01:14:01 --> 01:14:03

the provision of Allah is better and more

01:14:03 --> 01:14:05

lasting. What is the provision of Allah azza

01:14:05 --> 01:14:05

wa jal?

01:14:05 --> 01:14:08

It's iman and Quran and taqwa. He says

01:14:08 --> 01:14:10

if you acquire that that's better than what

01:14:10 --> 01:14:12

they are competing to get from this dunya.

01:14:13 --> 01:14:15

So if you focus on the akhirah you'll

01:14:15 --> 01:14:17

be less envious of the dunya. Now you

01:14:17 --> 01:14:20

know it's not easy but it's a struggle.

01:14:20 --> 01:14:22

But that's why Allah rewards you for it

01:14:22 --> 01:14:23

because it's a struggle.

01:14:25 --> 01:14:26

So you're not gonna live a life where

01:14:26 --> 01:14:28

you're not gonna be envy free.

01:14:29 --> 01:14:30

It's never gonna happen.

01:14:31 --> 01:14:33

But you can live a life where you

01:14:33 --> 01:14:34

can fight that envy and win.

01:14:36 --> 01:14:39

And if you are at sometimes weak and

01:14:39 --> 01:14:41

very like you're envious and weak

01:14:42 --> 01:14:44

at least don't say a thing or do

01:14:44 --> 01:14:45

a thing that upsets Allah azza wa jal.

01:14:46 --> 01:14:48

Don't wish for them to lose what they

01:14:48 --> 01:14:49

have.

01:14:49 --> 01:14:52

At least so no harm should generate from

01:14:52 --> 01:14:54

you because of that envy.

01:14:54 --> 01:14:56

But that should not be our

01:14:58 --> 01:14:58

maximum.

01:15:01 --> 01:15:03

That should be the minimum. We should strive

01:15:03 --> 01:15:04

for more and the more that we should

01:15:04 --> 01:15:07

strive for it, I should free myself of

01:15:07 --> 01:15:10

that envy. And I mentioned how and we

01:15:10 --> 01:15:12

can add to it insha'Allah du'a. You Allah,

01:15:13 --> 01:15:16

I feel very troubled, very envious whenever I

01:15:16 --> 01:15:18

hear about this. Take that away from me,

01:15:18 --> 01:15:19

Satisfy

01:15:19 --> 01:15:21

me. Fill my heart with iman. Let me

01:15:21 --> 01:15:23

worry about the next life more than this

01:15:23 --> 01:15:24

life,

01:15:25 --> 01:15:25

right?

01:15:26 --> 01:15:27

Let me love the Quran more than I

01:15:27 --> 01:15:29

love this. Let me love the sunnah and

01:15:29 --> 01:15:31

salah more than I love this. And keep

01:15:31 --> 01:15:33

making that dua. And Allah Azdajal will come

01:15:33 --> 01:15:34

to your aid

01:15:34 --> 01:15:35

when that happens.

01:15:36 --> 01:15:36

Okay.

01:15:37 --> 01:15:39

So that's what I have for dealing with

01:15:39 --> 01:15:40

it. And maybe Allah

01:15:41 --> 01:15:42

if you strive,

01:15:43 --> 01:15:45

Allah will also illuminate.

01:15:45 --> 01:15:47

That's important by the way.

01:15:47 --> 01:15:50

Sometimes when you strive for Allah's sake, Allah

01:15:50 --> 01:15:53

illuminates, he opens something, and he shows you

01:15:53 --> 01:15:55

what you couldn't see before. And he may

01:15:55 --> 01:15:57

show you a medicine

01:15:57 --> 01:15:59

that we didn't talk about that works for

01:15:59 --> 01:16:00

you.

01:16:01 --> 01:16:01

Yeah.

01:16:14 --> 01:16:16

How can you tell the difference if the

01:16:18 --> 01:16:20

the whispers or what you feel,

01:16:21 --> 01:16:23

the talk that you feel, the internal talk

01:16:23 --> 01:16:24

that you feel, is this the nafs or

01:16:24 --> 01:16:25

the shaitan?

01:16:27 --> 01:16:28

No. Actions?

01:16:29 --> 01:16:31

Actions are easier to tell because you're the

01:16:31 --> 01:16:33

one who's doing it. Right? But you're talking

01:16:33 --> 01:16:36

about that internal talk or internal,

01:16:37 --> 01:16:38

rumination that you have.

01:16:39 --> 01:16:40

How do we know if it's the nafs

01:16:40 --> 01:16:42

or the shaitan? It's not easy to tell.

01:16:43 --> 01:16:44

It's not easy to distinguish.

01:16:46 --> 01:16:47

And because

01:16:48 --> 01:16:50

the shaitan jumps on it almost immediately

01:16:51 --> 01:16:53

So even if it's the nafs, even if

01:16:53 --> 01:16:55

the nafs wants it and it begins with

01:16:55 --> 01:16:56

the soul wanting it,

01:16:57 --> 01:16:59

the shaitan does not let go of it.

01:16:59 --> 01:17:00

He immediately kind of

01:17:01 --> 01:17:02

intertwines with it,

01:17:03 --> 01:17:05

right, kind of wraps himself around it. So

01:17:05 --> 01:17:07

you can't really tell, did it begin with

01:17:07 --> 01:17:08

him or with the self?

01:17:09 --> 01:17:11

Right? But sometimes if,

01:17:13 --> 01:17:17

if that whisper or that talk is very

01:17:17 --> 01:17:17

evil,

01:17:18 --> 01:17:20

you can kind of tell it's not from

01:17:20 --> 01:17:22

you it's from the shaitan. It's like very

01:17:22 --> 01:17:22

evil,

01:17:23 --> 01:17:25

right? Coming out of nowhere and it's very

01:17:25 --> 01:17:26

wicked,

01:17:26 --> 01:17:27

very strange.

01:17:28 --> 01:17:30

You know that this is just so strange

01:17:30 --> 01:17:32

that must be a whisper from the shaytan,

01:17:33 --> 01:17:35

right? But sometimes if it's like connected to

01:17:35 --> 01:17:37

things that you love, it's very hard to

01:17:37 --> 01:17:38

know what spurred it. Is it me or

01:17:38 --> 01:17:40

the shaytan? Did He remind me of it

01:17:40 --> 01:17:42

or am I attracted to it?

01:17:43 --> 01:17:45

It may be difficult to tell but a

01:17:45 --> 01:17:46

very wicked idea,

01:17:47 --> 01:17:50

nah, you understand that either the shaytan is

01:17:50 --> 01:17:53

magnifying and amplifying it or the shaytan absolutely

01:17:53 --> 01:17:55

brought it, right? So distance yourself especially when

01:17:55 --> 01:17:57

something is very awful.

01:17:57 --> 01:17:59

Don't say it's me, it's the shaytan.

01:18:00 --> 01:18:02

And even if it's you say well perhaps

01:18:02 --> 01:18:04

is it me, somewhat it's me, It's never

01:18:04 --> 01:18:06

really just you that's bad. It's never really

01:18:06 --> 01:18:08

just you. The shaytan must make it bigger.

01:18:09 --> 01:18:11

So if you suppress it, it goes away.

01:18:12 --> 01:18:14

So I ultimately I don't think it's useful

01:18:14 --> 01:18:15

to think about is it me or the

01:18:15 --> 01:18:17

shaytan? If something is bad, think of the

01:18:17 --> 01:18:18

shaytan.

01:18:19 --> 01:18:22

Because he's involved whatever what, no matter what.

01:18:22 --> 01:18:24

It's the shaitan, so you dismiss it.

01:18:26 --> 01:18:28

Okay. I don't know if we have

01:18:29 --> 01:18:32

are men allowed to post their pictures online

01:18:32 --> 01:18:34

where women admire them?

01:18:35 --> 01:18:38

If men post their pictures online, meaning just

01:18:38 --> 01:18:39

for recognition,

01:18:40 --> 01:18:41

just for a,

01:18:42 --> 01:18:43

a I don't know,

01:18:44 --> 01:18:46

an account, just so that people would know

01:18:46 --> 01:18:48

them, just like you post or just like

01:18:48 --> 01:18:49

a passport picture,

01:18:50 --> 01:18:51

just your actual picture.

01:18:52 --> 01:18:52

That's fine.

01:18:53 --> 01:18:54

If you are posing,

01:18:55 --> 01:18:56

right, in ways that

01:18:57 --> 01:18:58

would attract attention

01:18:59 --> 01:19:00

and admiration,

01:19:00 --> 01:19:03

leaning against an expensive car, for instance, or

01:19:04 --> 01:19:04

after

01:19:05 --> 01:19:07

a haircut or whatever,

01:19:07 --> 01:19:08

stake in the admiration

01:19:09 --> 01:19:10

of people,

01:19:10 --> 01:19:12

then you have to understand what that says

01:19:12 --> 01:19:13

about you,

01:19:14 --> 01:19:16

right? So it's an empty

01:19:17 --> 01:19:19

post and an empty gesture.

01:19:20 --> 01:19:22

So what I would recommend I wouldn't go

01:19:22 --> 01:19:24

as far as to say that it is

01:19:24 --> 01:19:24

haram

01:19:25 --> 01:19:27

because I would need to look into that

01:19:27 --> 01:19:29

and the specific picture and what the person's

01:19:29 --> 01:19:31

intent is and what he's doing with it.

01:19:31 --> 01:19:33

But if it's empty like that, it's not

01:19:34 --> 01:19:35

it doesn't come from

01:19:36 --> 01:19:37

a believing heart.

01:19:37 --> 01:19:39

It doesn't come from a pious Muslim

01:19:39 --> 01:19:42

posting next to things that are expensive, trying

01:19:42 --> 01:19:45

to kind of garner attention and admiration of

01:19:45 --> 01:19:46

people.

01:19:46 --> 01:19:48

Because you don't want to, and this is

01:19:48 --> 01:19:51

not from the sunnah, to try to dress

01:19:51 --> 01:19:51

in a way

01:19:52 --> 01:19:54

or talk in a way

01:19:55 --> 01:19:57

that brings attention where you stand out.

01:19:58 --> 01:19:59

Yeah, and there is a,

01:20:00 --> 01:20:02

condemnation in the sunnah

01:20:02 --> 01:20:03

of what

01:20:03 --> 01:20:06

the prophet salaam alayhi wasalam, if I'm not

01:20:06 --> 01:20:06

mistaken,

01:20:07 --> 01:20:08

called

01:20:10 --> 01:20:13

So a dress that brings attention

01:20:14 --> 01:20:15

or fame.

01:20:15 --> 01:20:17

You enter a place, and everybody looks at

01:20:17 --> 01:20:18

you.

01:20:19 --> 01:20:20

So

01:20:20 --> 01:20:23

that kind of mentality, that kind of heart

01:20:23 --> 01:20:25

that needs that attention to grab that attention

01:20:26 --> 01:20:27

is empty.

01:20:28 --> 01:20:31

So I think the foundation of that post

01:20:31 --> 01:20:32

is very problematic.

01:20:33 --> 01:20:34

That's as far as I can say about

01:20:34 --> 01:20:35

it.

01:20:47 --> 01:20:49

So how to get the children to love

01:20:49 --> 01:20:50

the Quran especially in an age where they

01:20:50 --> 01:20:53

don't understand the importance of it? Connect them

01:20:53 --> 01:20:55

to the stories of the Quran. You

01:20:55 --> 01:20:58

become the translator of the Quran. This surah

01:20:58 --> 01:21:00

talks about this, this, this, this, and you

01:21:00 --> 01:21:02

tell them get them attracted to it through

01:21:02 --> 01:21:03

the stories.

01:21:04 --> 01:21:06

And get them attracted to it through a

01:21:06 --> 01:21:07

wisdom that you can find in it that

01:21:07 --> 01:21:09

they will be able to process. So explain

01:21:09 --> 01:21:11

to them the Quran said this, this, this.

01:21:11 --> 01:21:13

Isn't that beautiful? This is how it teaches

01:21:13 --> 01:21:15

you how to do this, how to be

01:21:15 --> 01:21:17

generous, how to be kind. So things that

01:21:17 --> 01:21:18

are practical,

01:21:18 --> 01:21:20

things that will make them happy,

01:21:21 --> 01:21:23

attach it also to things that they enjoy.

01:21:24 --> 01:21:26

This is how we're supposed to eat, after

01:21:26 --> 01:21:28

we read the Quran we're gonna do this

01:21:28 --> 01:21:30

and that. So if you do a mixture

01:21:30 --> 01:21:32

of all of this Insha'Allah, they'll always have

01:21:32 --> 01:21:33

a positive

01:21:33 --> 01:21:37

association with the Quran. Beautiful stories, beautiful wisdom,

01:21:37 --> 01:21:40

and we always do things around the reading

01:21:40 --> 01:21:41

or the learning of the Quran.

01:21:43 --> 01:21:44

Insha Allah.

01:21:46 --> 01:21:48

Perhaps insha Allah, we're gonna be meeting here

01:21:48 --> 01:21:50

insha Allah next week at the same time

01:21:50 --> 01:21:51

insha Allah.

01:21:51 --> 01:21:54

Perhaps not finally yet, but perhaps insha'allah next

01:21:54 --> 01:21:55

week we'll be talking about the day of

01:21:55 --> 01:21:57

Arafah because it will be the day of

01:21:57 --> 01:21:58

Arafah insha'allah

01:21:59 --> 01:22:01

next Saturday. So perhaps that will be the

01:22:01 --> 01:22:03

topic next week insha'allah. Either way, I'll be

01:22:03 --> 01:22:06

here. Hopefully insha'allah, you'll be here as well.

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