Palestine Reimagined #09 Arrogance

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The speaker discusses the concept of arrogance and haughtiness, which is a common theme in various nations across multiple verses. They share examples of how these traits are responsible for political crisis, war, and political crisis, and how they are a common theme in various nations. The speaker also discusses the importance of arrogance in society, citing studies and the need for better government practices.

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When you sift through the Quran for Ayat

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verses that speak of the pharaoh of Egypt,

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one thing jumps out so blatantly,

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arrogance.

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It's like a thread weaving through different parts

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across various verses. Each snippet, each verse that

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touches on the pharaoh is like a spotlight

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on his towering

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arrogance.

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You see this theme again and again, painting

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a vivid picture of his character in the

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Qur'anic narrative. And let me share with you

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a few of those ayaats. Allah Almighty said

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Indeed the pharaoh elevated himself

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in the land.

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Allah Almighty said

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And indeed the Pharaoh was haughty in the

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land. Similar word to the word before it.

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Arrogance, haughtiness.

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Allah Almighty said,

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He and his soldiers behaved arrogantly

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in the land with no

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right, thinking that they would never be returned

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to us.

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In another ayah Allah Almighty said, and pick

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out the same word, the same theme of

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arrogance,

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haughtiness,

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Allah said

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We sent upon them the flood,

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the locusts,

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the lice,

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the frogs,

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and the blood,

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as separate signs

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but they were arrogant

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and became people of criminals.

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Allah said in yet another ayah in the

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Quran,

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Moses

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said, I seek refuge in my Lord and

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your Lord from every arrogant one who does

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not believe in the day of reckoning.

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Arrogance,

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oppression

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are among the primary causes

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of the downfall of individuals and civilizations

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alike.

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Because it leads to the loss of balance

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in all aspects of life,

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where one no longer views the events of

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life as they are, but as he is.

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Pharaoh and his people were among the most

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arrogant

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and that arrogance was one of the primary

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causes of their downfall.

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But here's where the observation becomes that much

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more remarkable.

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Not only does the feature of arrogance appear

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almost every time the pharaoh is mentioned,

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but it is a common theme in almost

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every one of the nations that were destroyed

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in the past. Each time,

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right before these nations collapsed,

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it was arrogance steering the ship.

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So take with me these examples.

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Shortly before the people of Noah

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were drowned,

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what did they say to their prophet?

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Bring

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us what you threaten us.

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Bring us what you threaten us with, if

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you are truthful.

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Arrogance.

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Similarly, shortly before the people of Hud were

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destroyed.

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What did they say to their prophet?

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The same words.

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Bring us what you threaten us with, if

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you are one of the truthful ones. Arrogance.

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Shortly before the people of Prophet Salih were

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destroyed, these are perished nations, what did they

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say to their Prophet

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Bring us that which you threatened us with,

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if you are truly a messenger of Allah.

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Do you see how it's a common theme?

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Now, having said this, let's fast forward to

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the pharaohs of today.

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Arrogance or haughtiness,

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as mentioned by Gerald Steinberg, an Israeli political

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scientist,

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is the trait that is responsible for Israel's

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existential political crisis.

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What was the word he used? Arrogance?

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Gideon Levy, an Israeli journalist. He said behind

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all this lies Israeli arrogance. You said, we'll

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arrest, kill, harass, dispossess,

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protect the settlers busy with their pogroms.

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We'll fire at innocent people, take out people's

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eyes, smash their faces, expel, confiscate, rob, grab

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people from their beds, carry out ethnic cleansing,

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and, of course,

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continue with the unbelievable siege of Gaza Strip

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everything will be alright.

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And the threats of flattening Gaza prove only

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one thing.

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We haven't learned

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a thing,

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and that arrogance is here to stay.

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See, when journalists are targeted,

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and the act is openly acknowledged with a

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sign and nod from the global community.

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When Christian worshipers are met with spitting,

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when the 3rd oldest church in the world

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is reduced to rubble,

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When the bombing of Gaza

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turns into a ghastly show with people lounging

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on a cliffside,

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snacking and cheering as if it was a

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spectacle.

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When

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Jewish women in Israel are given long term

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birth control injections by their government, because their

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skin is the wrong color.

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When you see

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Benjamin Netanyahu

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standing before the UN,

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carrying a regional map, which

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completely amidst Palestine now.

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When Israeli ministers

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call again and again for the new king

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of Gaza,

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what does it speak of?

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It speaks of profound

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arrogance

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and it speaks

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of a countdown

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because Allah does not tolerate arrogance on that

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end.

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Ibn Khaldun, who is considered by the way

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as the father of historiography and sociology and

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economics,

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demography studies.

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He made an observation,

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that was the sum total of decades worth

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of travel, observation

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and reflection.

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He said

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injustice

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announces

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the ruin of civilizations.

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Allah supports a just state.

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Even if it's non believing.

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And Allah does not support an oppressive state

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even if it is believing.

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Only the blind therefore cannot see how falsehood

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has started to collapse and how illegitimacy

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has rotted to its core and how the

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repercussions of Zionist arrogance have already started to

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manifest.

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Both scripture

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and history have shown

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that several things are needed for the world

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to finally fall on any empire.

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is arrogance.

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is arrogance.