Ammar Alshukry – Heroes And Villains #01 Musa Versus Pharaoh

Ammar Alshukry
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of the Bible's principles of arrogance, fear of Islam, and desire for revenge in relation to the beast's characteristics. They stress the need for guidance on speaking to others and the danger of word use in publicity. The speakers also touch on the use of language to signal a desire to expel racism and the importance of honing in on a clear message. They stress the need for preparation for unexpected challenges and not letting fear and arrogance hold you back.
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Everybody.

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Is

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going to be a start of at least

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a a series that I'll be doing as

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part of Friday night lights, and it's one

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that I've been wanting to do for a

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while and I've talked to people about.

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And it's called heroes and villains.

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And the idea is is that we're normally

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very familiar with the heroes of the Quranic

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story or the heroes in the seal of

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the prophet

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or even the heroes in our history, Islamic

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history. So you hear about people like

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you hear about people like Imam Ahmed, you

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hear about the heroes.

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But we don't ever

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or very rarely

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focus on the actual villains.

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And Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala mentions the villains,

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quite a lot. And Allah

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mentions the purpose of why he mentions villains.

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Number 1 is

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a person then appreciates and understands that there

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will always be enemies.

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There will always be villains.

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And so there's no level of niceness that

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a person can have. There's no level of

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ikhlas that a person can have. There's no

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level of integrity that a person can have,

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sincerity that a person can have, where all

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of a sudden they won't

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have enemies.

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In fact, Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says,

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Allah says, we have made for every prophet

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enemies.

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says in Surat Al

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Anam verse 112 and in Surat Al Furpan

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verse 31. In Surat Al Furpan Allah says

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We have made for every prophet enemies from

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the criminals

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And Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says,

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in Surat Al Anam, he says,

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We made

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from every prophet or for every prophet enemies.

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Devils of the jinn and mankind. And in

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fact, Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says devils of

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mankind and the jinn.

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Devils of mankind and the jinn.

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The devils of mankind before the devils of

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the jinn. In any case, Allah subhanahu wa

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ta'ala says every prophet has enemies. And so

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in reality, everyone who walks in the path

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of the prophets will also have enemies.

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There is nobody who comes with the message

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of tawhid except that they make enemies. That's

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what Waraqa Nino fell told the prophet

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when Khadija brought him to her

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cousin, and he said, I hope

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I wish that I could live long enough

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to see to be there when your people

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expel you. And to be expelled by your

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people was something that had never been heard

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of before.

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You know how, like, it's a big deal

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in Western countries. You might have never heard,

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for example, of a person who was born

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a US citizen whose citizenship got revoked. Like,

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that doesn't happen. It's very, very rare. You

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never hear about these types of things. And

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yet, for a person to be expelled by

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their tribe was even more severe. This never

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happens.

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And so when

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says to the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam

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that you're going to be expelled by your

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people, Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam

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curiously asks almost like in disbelief, he says,

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are they gonna expel me?

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And he said, yes. He said, no people

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no person comes with a message like what

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you came with,

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except that they

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are

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shown enmity to.

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They make enemies.

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And so

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Allah says we've made for every prophet in

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2 verses. We've made for every prophet enemies.

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And Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala in

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verse 55, he says

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Allah says and thus do we detail the

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verses

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and we make the way of the criminals

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to make evident

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So that we make clear the verses so

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that the way of the criminals becomes clear.

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That you recognize the path

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of

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the criminals. You wanna know their

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ways. We become aware of their ways so

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that we recognize their ways in our times

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and places. And you're going to see insha

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Allah ta'ala a lot of parallels. Now, Saraun

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is the most named villain in the Quran.

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Even more than Iblis, even more than Iblis.

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Just like Musa Alaihi Salam is the most

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named prophet in the Quran,

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Firaun is the most named villain in the

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Quran.

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And when we look at the traits

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of when we look at the traits of

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what are some of the things that are

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dominant to you? When you think of this

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personality,

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What stands out to you?

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Okay. Ignorance?

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Arrogance for short.

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Very arrogant.

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What else stands out to you about the

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personality of?

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Oppression, very good. Are you guys looking at

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my notes or what?

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What else?

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What else? Sisters, what do y'all got?

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What's that?

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Ego. Absolutely. Right? So that's an extension of

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arrogance. What else? Selfishness.

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Selfishness. Very selfish. Faran is very selfish.

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Powerful.

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Very powerful.

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He's

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Arrogant. Yeah. We said arrogant. So, arrogant. We

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also said,

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also transgressive.

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He doesn't do things normally.

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You know, very vicious.

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So, we're gonna see some of these traits.

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So, let's look at the first one that

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was mentioned which is arrogance. So let's look

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at the arrogance of firaan.

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says in the in

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the verse that we just recited in in

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surah, in in in Maghrib.

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The verses

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that begins Surat Al Qasas. Allah says,

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So Allah

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in that first portion of Surah Al Qasas,

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Allah introduces

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and he says,

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That

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arrogance in the land.

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And so he was arrogant.

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And why does Allah

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mention arrogance here? And he

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says,

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He was from the. Why does Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala mention arrogance first? Because arrogance is

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a causer of disbelief.

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Arrogance is a causer of disbelief. I want

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you to understand this verse very, very well

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that I'm going to read to you in

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Surat Al Arah.

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Surat Al Arah verse 146.

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says,

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Allah says,

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I am going to divert away from my

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signs. Because when you're reading the verses of

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the Quran, aya is a sign.

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And so Allah says, I am going to

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divert away from my signs. These are people

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who are not gonna be able to benefit

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from my signs. Who are they? Because we

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don't wanna be them. He says,

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Those who

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have arrogance in the land

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without right.

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And if they were to witness every sign,

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they would not believe in it.

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Arrogance

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is one of the, if not the most

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major impediment

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to guidance.

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And that is why and Allah

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knows best. The slogan of the salah is

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you say Allahu Akbar.

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Allahu Akbar

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destroys what?

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Arrogance.

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I don't believe in the superiority

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of white people. I don't believe in the

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superiority of black people. I don't believe the

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superiority of this race or that race or

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men over women or women over men. I

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don't believe in any of that. You know

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who I believe in the superiority of?

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Of? Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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I don't believe in the supremacy of man,

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I believe in the supremacy of god.

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And then when you read Surat Al Fatiha,

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because you're you're you're asking in Surat Al

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Fatiha, you're asking for guidance.

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Before you say

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what do you say? You say

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You alone do we worship and you alone

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we seek for help. Arribintaymi, he says that

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this verse destroys

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2 debilitating

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diseases of the heart.

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The first one, iyak and abut. What does

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iyak and abut destroy? It destroys ria. Ria

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is to do something for an audience other

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than Allah. Something that is normally done for

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Allah, a religious act for other than Allah.

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Destroys

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or

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the statement

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destroys that disease.

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And then number 2 he says

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and you alone we seek for help, he

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says this destroys

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kibr.

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Kibr,

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arrogance.

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And I need for kibr to be destroyed.

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I need to destroy this quality in my

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heart if it exists. Why?

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Because if I have kibr,

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if I have arrogance, I won't benefit from

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the signs of Allah because Allah says so.

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He says,

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I am going to divert away from my

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signs everybody who's arrogant. So if I'm arrogant,

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I can't benefit from the Quran, the signs

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of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. And I wouldn't

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be able to benefit from the signs. In

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fact, Allah says if they were to see

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every sign, they wouldn't benefit from it.

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I always used to wonder like, how is

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it that some people Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

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says in other places in the Quran, he

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says,

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if if we were to make for them

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stairway to to the heavens

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and they ascended

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If they literally ascended into the heavens,

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they would say,

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our eyes have become bewitched.

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They still wouldn't believe.

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That's like, how is this the case? Allah

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says here that if they were to see

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every sign, they wouldn't believe in it.

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But when the hearts are

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locked off you notice one of our sisters,

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she's from Bosnia,

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and she lived during the Bosnian genocide.

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And she said, you know, when we were

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going through what we were going through in

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Bosnia,

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we thought

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if only the international community saw what was

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happening to us,

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If only they knew what was going on.

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The killing,

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the

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atrocities,

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the destruction of our homes, the destruction of

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our masaajid, the destruction of our institutions, if

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they saw what the Serbs were doing,

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they undoubtedly would come and help us. But

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the problem is the media, the the word

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isn't getting out.

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And so our brothers and sisters from Bosnia

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right now are living through their trauma again

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as they watch what's happening unfold in Gaza.

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And for her,

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she commented and she said,

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Now, we're seeing all of the same things

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happening,

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but we're realizing

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that

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it's not a matter of them being able

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to see,

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because they're seeing what's happening in It's

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not the eyes that are blind,

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Allah says

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but it's the the hearts that become blind.

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And so one of the things that a

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person

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needs to be aware of and frightened of

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is that I have an arrogance that causes

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me to not benefit from the signs of

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Allah. And that's why before we enter into

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the salah and we recite Surat Al Fatha,

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we're seeking to remove this attribute from ourselves

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because when I'm reciting the Quran and I'm

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hearing the Quran being recited, these are the

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signs of Allah. So I don't want the

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arrogance to be a block between me and

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that. Now, Firaun was arrogant.

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He's not going to be a personality that's

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gonna recognize signs. The fact that Allah introduces

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him as arrogant indicate that he's not going

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to recognize the signs of Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala.

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And Musa suffers from the arrogance of Firaun.

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says in Surat Al

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An Kabud verse 39,

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says, and Qarun and

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Haman and Fir'awn, all of them were arrogant

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in the land and they weren't sabakin, they

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they weren't gonna outrun our our punishment.

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Allah says,

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That Firaun and his people were given 9

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signs. They were given 9 signs

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and

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when they heard when they saw the signs

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Allah says, they rejected the signs outwardly

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even though they were certain of them. So

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Fir'aun, his first quality

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is arrogance and Musa alayhi salam he makes

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dua in Surah Adrafiz verse 27 he says

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Musa says I seek refuge in my lord

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and your lord from every mutakabir,

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from every arrogant person who does not believe

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in the day of judgment.

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And so these signs were sent to Fir'aun,

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and there's difference of opinion with regards to

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what the 9 signs were, but we can

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say that they were the flood and the

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locusts and the lice and the frogs and

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the blood.

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These were distinct signs that Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala mentions, but also you can add the

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staff that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala gave Musa

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that turns into the serpent

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and his hand that would shine bright

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and,

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the drought as well and the splitting of

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the sea. And so these were all signs

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that Allah gave to Fir'aun and his people

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but yet they rejected them all.

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His superiority

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complex

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led him to a level

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where he even claimed to be God.

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Firaoun said, I

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am your Lord the most high. And ibn

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al Josi, he has an interesting quote here.

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Ibn al Josi, he says that when Iblis

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met Firaun, and Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala knows

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where this happened.

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But he says that when

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Iblis met Firaoun, Iblis said to him,

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I just wanted to come and see you

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because I'm amazed at you.

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And Farhan said, why? Iblis said, I

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rejected to prostrate to Allah

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and that was enough to get me expelled

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from paradise.

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But you

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took it to another level. You claim to

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be Allah.

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That is

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He says, That is pure insanity, like even

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you outdid me.

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But Firaun's arrogance took him to that level.

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Firaun was arrogant

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and we also said that Firaun was an

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oppressor. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says that he

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was from Al Musiddin.

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He was from the Musiddeen. So that's our

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second quality that we wanna look at very

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quickly.

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Or actually even before that, let's look at

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his transgression. What does transgression mean? Transgression means

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when you do something beyond its normal bounce.

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Is when you go beyond boundaries.

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So Firaoun doesn't just kill,

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but he kills mercilessly.

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Firaoun doesn't just

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doesn't just kill, but he tortures.

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We'll see what he does. It's one thing

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to kill adults. It's another thing to kill

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babies.

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He doesn't simply lie, he has no code

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of honor.

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Does everything

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to a wicked extent.

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And

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there's a lot of examples, but we can

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look at the example of the hairdresser of

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Firaun. The prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam when he

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was ascending

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to the when

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he was ascending into the heavens,

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he smelled the fragrance, a beautiful fragrance, and

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he asked Jibidi, what is this fragrance? And

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he said, this is the fragrance of the

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hairdresser

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of

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the child of

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What is the story of this woman?

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She is the hairdresser of 1 of daughters.

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And so when

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her comb fell or her brush,

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she said

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She just said naturally she said,

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And so the girl said,

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Abi,

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my dad?

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Like in the name of my dad?

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Because claimed to be god.

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And then she said, no.

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Your

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my god and your dad's god is Allah.

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And so she said, I'm gonna tell my

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dad what you said.

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She said, Tell him.

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Tell

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him. Now when

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finds out

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that a woman in his care, this this

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woman, is worshiping someone other than him. Again,

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he is transgressive.

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He's not just going to imprison her. He's

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not even just going to kill her. What

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does he do? He brings a cauldron

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with boiling liquid,

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whether it's oil or something else, and he

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brings this woman and her children.

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And he says, if you take a god

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other than me, you're going to watch all

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of your children die.

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In front of you, this painful death.

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And so the woman, she says, my lord

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and your lord is Allah.

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1st child thrown in the cauldron.

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2nd child thrown in the cauldron. It's incredible

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evil.

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3rd child is thrown in the cauldron.

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Finally, the baby that's in her, that she's

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holding,

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is taken from her.

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And in that moment, she hesitates.

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And then the baby says to his mother,

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mom, be patient, you're upon the truth. And

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the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam told us that

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this was one of the few babies that

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spoke in the cradle and then the baby

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and his mother were killed.

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And this woman entered into the Jannah and

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her children as well.

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And so the evil of his transgression,

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you see what he does to the,

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the

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the magicians.

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He says,

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this is

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He says, you have believed

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in Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala when they believed

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in Allah after the showcase with Musa.

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You believed in him without

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me commanding you or me giving you permission.

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He is

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the head of you who taught you magic.

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I just want you to think about this.

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Fir'awn, in one second,

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went from,

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these are my magicians

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and you will be brought near to me

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if you defeat Musa, because that's what the

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dialogue is.

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And he goes after they

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accept Islam

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and they

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recognize and believe in the Lord of Musa,

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what does say? He says, he is your

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leader who taught you magic.

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What evidence does have for this claim that

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he just made?

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What evidence does he have?

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Is there anything to indicate

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that Musa had some sort of relationship with

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these magicians from before? That Musa taught them

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magic from before.

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There's nothing.

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He literally came up with that idea out

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of thin air. But that shows you the

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level of delusion that has.

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That he doesn't have to have any sort

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of

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any sort of evidence for the claims that

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he makes. He just makes them up as

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he goes. And he has the people who

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believe in him, whatever claim he makes.

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Come with any claim.

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And this is something that you see again

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and again and again with Farah's personality.

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He makes up lies

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and he twists and distorts the truth. The

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magicians actually we'll come back to that in

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a second. But the magicians,

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immediately, Fir'aun comes up with this distortion. He

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says, he's he's your leader. He's the one

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who is teaching you magic and then he

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says, so I

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will crucify you.

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I will cut your

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hands and your legs.

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I'll cut off your right hand with your

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left leg foot.

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Right? So that that awkwardness, that imbalance.

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And then he says, and I will crucify

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you on the on the trunks of palm

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trees.

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Completely excessive in the way that he punishes.

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But that's personality.

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He's been living with impunity his whole life

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and so he has that transgression.

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Now what is the cause of that transgression?

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What is the cause of that transgression?

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What causes for a person to be like

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that? Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala tells us that

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that is human nature when something happens. He

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says,

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In Surat Al Alek,

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Allah says human beings become transgressive.

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When do they become transgressive?

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When they feel like they're independent.

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When they feel like they're independent.

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You know, when you're a kid, 7 years

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old, 8 years old, 9 years old, you

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don't talk back to your parents.

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When do you start to talk back to

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your parents?

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Never, right?

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But when, Amir? When do people start talking

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back to their parents?

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Adult.

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Teenager, really. Teenager, when they know, suddenly you

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all of a sudden you become taller than

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your dad.

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Become taller than your dad, that's when you

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start to talk back a little bit. You

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get your driver's license, you start talking a

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little bit. The more you become independent,

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the more you start to

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talk more.

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And then if a person becomes in a

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position where

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their parents are dependent on them financially or

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what have you, you might find that they

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have a little bit more to say.

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And it's very important that we don't learn

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these lessons for the purpose of but

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that I don't have any

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tendencies in myself.

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How am I with regards to the power

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that Allah

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has given me? You know, I love I

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love

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when people accept Islam

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after having worked for a Muslim.

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Having worked for a Muslim.

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When you have somebody

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who's

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an employee of a Muslim, boss, and they

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come and they accept Islam. Like last year

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we had

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Ahsan and Asher. Masha'Allah. They've got the

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they've got their

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their phone kiosks.

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Shout out for them. Right? And and then

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Ramadan, they brought 2 of their employees, and

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they came in and accepted Islam. I'm like,

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that's the best.

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Because that showcases that even when you're in

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a position of authority,

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your

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are enough

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to attract the person to wanna be part

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of Islam. And that's the way that Islam

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spread

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in in many places in the world, most

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famously,

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Malaysia and Indonesia, that the Muslim merchants came

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and people accepted Islam because they were so

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impressed with their character.

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What about when you hire help and you

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bring them to your house? Are they going

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to become infatuated to Islam because of, Well,

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I sheikh, you know, I feel like in

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a lot of places in the Muslim world

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We know that in lots of places in

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Muslim world, the way that helper treated is

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not good. But in a lot of places

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in the Muslim world, they're treated very very

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well.

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The prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam said, that you

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should feed them from what you eat.

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And in a lot of places, we have

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a beautiful culture of

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of inviting them to eat with the family.

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Everybody's in this together, and that's Islamic.

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And so even here, whether in Houston or

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anywhere else, if you ever have somebody who's

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working at your house or contract whatever, that

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you feed them from what you eat as

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well.

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These are beautiful qualities. That's a quick tangent.

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But anyway,

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So that we don't have these qualities in

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ourselves.

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So what's the solution to transgression then? How

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does a person protect themselves from transgression?

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says,

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Whoever transgresses

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and prefers this life, then

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Al Jaheem is going to be their destination,

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the hellfire. He says,

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And whoever fears the station of their lord

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and actively

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restrains their nafs, their desire.

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Then jannah is their destination.

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And so it's 2 things. Number 1, that

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I fear Allah

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If there is no one who's above me

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in this job, in this business, in this

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household,

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then I fear Allah

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who's above me.

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And then number 2, I suffocate my ego.

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What our sister mentioned, ego? I suffocate my

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ego. I suffocate my nafs. I realize that

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this is something that I have to work

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on because Islam calls me to suffocate my

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nafs.

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He says,

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and then number 3,

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a third quality is his oppression.

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Was a clear,

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clear oppressor.

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But it's not just Fir'an who was an

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oppressor.

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says,

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Firaun took Musa into his household so that

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Musa could be an enemy for him as

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well as they saw a cause of grief.

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Musa was gonna be a cause of grief

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but then Allah

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says, Allah says, was

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an oppressor,

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Haman was an oppressor, and his soldiers were

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oppressors.

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And Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says,

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And Allah says about Firaoun that Firaoun was

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arrogant in the land, yes, but also his

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soldiers were arrogant in the land without rights.

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And Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says,

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That we brought Musa, we sent Musa to

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Fir'awn

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to show

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Fir'awn and Haman and their soldiers what they

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were fearing. So Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala doesn't

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differentiate

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between the wrongdoing

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of Fir'awn and those who followed his commands.

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In fact,

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala mentions in a number

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of places in the Quran how he cast

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the Firaoun and his soldiers. His soldiers get

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a shout out as well

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into

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the water,

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into the river. And so Firaun

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and his soldiers were the soldiers were not

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absolved.

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And Imam ibn al Jawzi, he mentions in

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Sayyid Al Khathir that a prison guard asked

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Imam Ahmed. Imam Ahmed is in prison.

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And he says to him,

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am I one of those who help the

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oppressors? This prison guard. He says to Imam

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Mohammed, listen, like, I'm just the guard. I

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didn't put you in jail. But I'm I'm

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He says, am I one am I one

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of those who are helping the oppressors? Am

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I helping those who are doing wrong because

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I'm a guard in in these prisons?

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In these systems?

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And Imam Ahmed says to him, no. You're

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not one of those who are helping the

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oppressors. He says, you're one of the oppressors.

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He says, you're one of the oppressors. He

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says, those who help the oppressors

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are like the one

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who helps you. Whoever helps you, whoever is

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bringing you food or something like that. He

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said, but no. You're you're in the loop.

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You're not outside of the loop at all.

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And so this is also a warning

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for, you know, as we're seeing whatever is

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happening, whether abroad or internally here with the

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protests and what have you, is that a

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person is not

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absolved of responsibility,

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whether they're a police department official or or

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or or campus security or anybody. You're not

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absolved of responsibility

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just because you're following orders from a chain

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of command.

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You know, we had, a hero who passed

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away, who has killed, Rahimullah, actually, 2 weeks

00:27:47 --> 00:27:49

ago, Muhammad Sadiq.

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Rahimullah is a soldier in Sudan, and he

00:27:51 --> 00:27:54

was a first lieutenant. And this man is

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

a

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national hero at the moment. And he's really

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a hero of the Ummah. We're talking about

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heroes and villains.

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So this man, young man, when he was,

00:28:03 --> 00:28:04

when in 2019,

00:28:04 --> 00:28:05

when the

00:28:05 --> 00:28:07

protest happened in Sudan,

00:28:08 --> 00:28:10

and the people did an encampment at Al

00:28:10 --> 00:28:12

Qiyad Al Amma. They did an encampment at

00:28:12 --> 00:28:13

the defense headquarters.

00:28:14 --> 00:28:16

The people are protesting, mass protests, or what

00:28:16 --> 00:28:16

have you.

00:28:17 --> 00:28:17

Eventually,

00:28:18 --> 00:28:20

they were going to break up the protests.

00:28:20 --> 00:28:22

And in fact, they ended up being broken

00:28:22 --> 00:28:23

up very violently.

00:28:24 --> 00:28:26

It was it was it was like a

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

turning point

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in our modern history, this bloodshed that happened.

00:28:30 --> 00:28:31

But before that happened,

00:28:32 --> 00:28:34

this man came with a tank

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to protect the protesters. He's a soldier,

00:28:38 --> 00:28:40

and he came to protect the protesters. And

00:28:40 --> 00:28:41

he said, I'm not here to

00:28:42 --> 00:28:44

the job of any soldier should not be

00:28:44 --> 00:28:46

to follow orders to disband the protesters,

00:28:47 --> 00:28:49

but to to defend the sha'p. And one

00:28:49 --> 00:28:50

of our problems that we all know that

00:28:50 --> 00:28:52

in the Muslim world, many times, unfortunately,

00:28:53 --> 00:28:54

the Muslim armies are there

00:28:55 --> 00:28:57

pointing inward at the population they're supposed to

00:28:57 --> 00:29:00

protect. They're not pointed outward at the state's

00:29:00 --> 00:29:00

enemies.

00:29:01 --> 00:29:03

In any case, this man, he became dismissed

00:29:04 --> 00:29:05

by the army because

00:29:05 --> 00:29:07

if you don't follow orders, then you're not

00:29:07 --> 00:29:09

trusted. And they definitely don't want mutiny to

00:29:09 --> 00:29:12

happen by other soldiers being inspired by this

00:29:12 --> 00:29:13

person.

00:29:13 --> 00:29:14

And so they

00:29:15 --> 00:29:17

they they dismissed him. But then when this

00:29:17 --> 00:29:18

war happened

00:29:19 --> 00:29:20

this past year,

00:29:20 --> 00:29:23

the National Army needed everybody possible.

00:29:23 --> 00:29:27

Everybody. They needed everybody who knows how to

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

shoot a gun to come, basically. And so

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

he came back,

00:29:31 --> 00:29:32

and

00:29:33 --> 00:29:33

he,

00:29:34 --> 00:29:35

rahemullah,

00:29:36 --> 00:29:37

last week he was basically,

00:29:40 --> 00:29:43

the RSF was approaching a region in West

00:29:43 --> 00:29:44

Sudan called Al Jinaina

00:29:45 --> 00:29:47

and he said, I'm not going to wait

00:29:47 --> 00:29:49

for these militia to come to us. I'm

00:29:49 --> 00:29:51

gonna go out and I'm going to meet

00:29:51 --> 00:29:53

them even if I meet them by myself.

00:29:53 --> 00:29:54

And so he went,

00:29:55 --> 00:29:57

and he was ended up being captured by

00:29:57 --> 00:29:58

the RSF. And it was a very horrible

00:29:58 --> 00:29:59

video you saw

00:30:00 --> 00:30:00

of them,

00:30:01 --> 00:30:01

like,

00:30:01 --> 00:30:04

surrounding him, which is a war crime. He's

00:30:04 --> 00:30:05

a prisoner of war at this moment, but

00:30:05 --> 00:30:07

they surrounded him and they said,

00:30:07 --> 00:30:09

you know, what what what speech do you

00:30:09 --> 00:30:11

have to say now? Because he was very

00:30:11 --> 00:30:14

impactful in his speeches. So what speech do

00:30:14 --> 00:30:14

you have now?

00:30:15 --> 00:30:17

And so then the next video showed he

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had been killed

00:30:19 --> 00:30:21

But that idea of someone who

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even if I'm being commanded

00:30:23 --> 00:30:25

by my higher ups to harm the people

00:30:25 --> 00:30:27

that I'm entrusted to protect, that I'm not

00:30:27 --> 00:30:29

going to follow those orders.

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So how does fira'aun then We've got these

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three qualities. We've got the quality of oppression,

00:30:38 --> 00:30:39

we have the quality of

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if sad corruption, and we have the quality

00:30:43 --> 00:30:46

of arrogance. How does pharaon hold on to

00:30:46 --> 00:30:47

power? One of the ways which I was

00:30:47 --> 00:30:50

alluding to earlier is the complete distortion of

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

the truth.

00:30:51 --> 00:30:52

Complete distortion.

00:30:53 --> 00:30:55

So what does Firaoun say? Musa alayhi salaam,

00:30:55 --> 00:30:56

he comes to Firaoun

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and he

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says, as Allah told him, Allah says,

00:31:08 --> 00:31:11

Go to Firaoun and say to him we

00:31:11 --> 00:31:13

are 2 messengers from your Lord,

00:31:13 --> 00:31:14

send with us

00:31:16 --> 00:31:18

and don't punish them.

00:31:19 --> 00:31:21

That's the mission of Musa. The mission of

00:31:21 --> 00:31:23

Musa is to bring

00:31:24 --> 00:31:25

the believers

00:31:25 --> 00:31:26

of Bani Israel

00:31:27 --> 00:31:28

out of enslavement in Egypt

00:31:29 --> 00:31:30

and to take them back to the holy

00:31:30 --> 00:31:32

land. He doesn't wanna

00:31:32 --> 00:31:32

stay

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

in

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

Egypt.

00:31:34 --> 00:31:35

Receives

00:31:37 --> 00:31:38

that message from Musa,

00:31:39 --> 00:31:41

But what does he say? At reality, he

00:31:41 --> 00:31:43

doesn't want Musa he doesn't want Bani Israel

00:31:43 --> 00:31:44

to leave.

00:31:44 --> 00:31:47

You can complain about Bani Israel as much

00:31:47 --> 00:31:48

as you want. You can enslave Bani Israel,

00:31:48 --> 00:31:50

but he doesn't want them to leave. And

00:31:50 --> 00:31:51

that shows us

00:31:52 --> 00:31:55

though many societies have undesirables, people that they

00:31:55 --> 00:31:57

claim are desirables,

00:31:58 --> 00:31:59

they wouldn't want them to leave. So as

00:31:59 --> 00:32:01

much as we talk about illegal immigrants here

00:32:01 --> 00:32:03

in the United States, as much as we

00:32:03 --> 00:32:05

complain about them and don't want them and

00:32:05 --> 00:32:07

all this type of stuff, what would the

00:32:07 --> 00:32:10

US be without the illegal population here?

00:32:11 --> 00:32:13

How many jobs do they take that Americans

00:32:13 --> 00:32:14

simply do not wanna do?

00:32:15 --> 00:32:18

And so their presence here is actually something

00:32:18 --> 00:32:19

that is desirable

00:32:19 --> 00:32:22

while we do this dance of them being

00:32:22 --> 00:32:23

called undesirable.

00:32:24 --> 00:32:26

And Firawn didn't want Bani Israel to leave.

00:32:26 --> 00:32:27

They were the working class, they were the

00:32:27 --> 00:32:28

enslaved class

00:32:28 --> 00:32:29

and

00:32:29 --> 00:32:30

Firawn

00:32:30 --> 00:32:33

immediately receives that message and he distorts the

00:32:33 --> 00:32:35

truth. What does he say? He says,

00:32:40 --> 00:32:41

Like it's unbelievable.

00:32:42 --> 00:32:43

Musa comes to him and says, I wanna

00:32:43 --> 00:32:45

leave with Bani Salahi, we wanna leave Egypt.

00:32:45 --> 00:32:47

He says to he says to them, he

00:32:47 --> 00:32:50

says, Musa, did you come to expel us

00:32:50 --> 00:32:52

from our land with your

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

magic?

00:32:54 --> 00:32:55

Moses was like, no, I didn't come to

00:32:55 --> 00:32:56

expel you from your land. I don't wanna

00:32:56 --> 00:32:58

stay in Egypt. I don't want Egypt. You

00:32:58 --> 00:33:00

can have Egypt, all of you guys. We

00:33:00 --> 00:33:01

don't want anything to do with Egypt. We

00:33:01 --> 00:33:04

just wanna leave. He says, you're trying to

00:33:04 --> 00:33:05

expel us from Egypt.

00:33:07 --> 00:33:10

He flipped the message completely a 180 degrees.

00:33:10 --> 00:33:12

Where have you seen that before? And in

00:33:12 --> 00:33:14

fact, the word spreads.

00:33:14 --> 00:33:16

So what did they say in Surat Taha

00:33:16 --> 00:33:16

verse 63?

00:33:25 --> 00:33:27

They said, this these are 2

00:33:28 --> 00:33:28

sorcerers

00:33:29 --> 00:33:32

who have come to expel you from our

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

land

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

and they want to Look at this, look

00:33:35 --> 00:33:37

at how incredible the Quran is.

00:33:38 --> 00:33:40

And they want to take away

00:33:41 --> 00:33:41

your

00:33:42 --> 00:33:43

your exemplary

00:33:43 --> 00:33:44

way of life.

00:33:45 --> 00:33:48

Look at how old this argument is. They

00:33:48 --> 00:33:50

wanna they hate us for our freedoms.

00:33:51 --> 00:33:54

That's what they hate. They wanna they wanna

00:33:54 --> 00:33:55

they wanna alter

00:33:55 --> 00:33:56

your way of life.

00:33:57 --> 00:33:59

They wanna change your way of life. That's

00:33:59 --> 00:34:01

the reason why they hate you. That's the

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

reason

00:34:02 --> 00:34:03

why they're coming

00:34:03 --> 00:34:05

and causing such trouble.

00:34:08 --> 00:34:10

This is complete opposite of what Fir'an

00:34:11 --> 00:34:12

had heard from Musa.

00:34:12 --> 00:34:14

And we see that distortion today.

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

When you have Israel practicing a genocide against

00:34:17 --> 00:34:19

the Palestinians, what does Netanyahu say? He says,

00:34:19 --> 00:34:22

today again we saw an upside down world

00:34:22 --> 00:34:24

in which the state of Israel is accused

00:34:24 --> 00:34:25

of genocide

00:34:25 --> 00:34:27

at a time when it's fighting genocide.

00:34:29 --> 00:34:30

They are fighting genocide

00:34:31 --> 00:34:33

is being done to them and that's what

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

you see everybody

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

parroting.

00:34:35 --> 00:34:37

You say from the river to the sea,

00:34:37 --> 00:34:39

Palestine will be free. They say that's anti

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

semitic. That's a genocidal statement. What genocide? What

00:34:41 --> 00:34:42

are you talking about?

00:34:44 --> 00:34:46

We're talking about the freedom of a population.

00:34:47 --> 00:34:49

How did that get distorted

00:34:49 --> 00:34:52

to being claimed that it's a genocidal statement?

00:34:52 --> 00:34:55

These are the same tactics of from 1000

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

years ago or from 1000 of years ago.

00:34:58 --> 00:35:00

And then his delusion is paired with audacity.

00:35:01 --> 00:35:02

Look at this audacity.

00:35:02 --> 00:35:03

Firaun says

00:35:04 --> 00:35:05

Firaun says

00:35:06 --> 00:35:07

to Musa, he says

00:35:10 --> 00:35:11

He says

00:35:11 --> 00:35:12

when Musa comes to him the first time

00:35:12 --> 00:35:15

he says, didn't we raise you as a

00:35:15 --> 00:35:15

as a baby?

00:35:16 --> 00:35:17

As a baby?

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

And you live amongst us for many years.

00:35:26 --> 00:35:28

And you did that thing that you did.

00:35:30 --> 00:35:32

And you are from those who are ungrateful.

00:35:34 --> 00:35:36

Okay. How many people did Musa kill by

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

accident, Firaun?

00:35:39 --> 00:35:41

How many people did you kill, Firaun?

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

And yet, Faran turns around

00:35:47 --> 00:35:50

and is is is accusing Musa

00:35:51 --> 00:35:52

of that one person

00:35:53 --> 00:35:55

and he's got a blind eye, he does

00:35:55 --> 00:35:56

not see

00:35:56 --> 00:35:58

the 1,000 that he killed.

00:35:58 --> 00:35:59

It's nothing.

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

That is the delusion that is and

00:36:04 --> 00:36:06

that is the delusion that we see here.

00:36:06 --> 00:36:08

That is the delusion that we see here.

00:36:09 --> 00:36:11

People talk about October 7th, and they don't

00:36:11 --> 00:36:14

care about October 6th. October 5th, October 4th,

00:36:14 --> 00:36:17

October 8th, October 9th, October 10th, October 11th,

00:36:17 --> 00:36:19

October 12th, October 13th.

00:36:19 --> 00:36:22

We're 8 months in now. Thousands of people

00:36:22 --> 00:36:22

have been killed,

00:36:23 --> 00:36:24

and the years before.

00:36:28 --> 00:36:29

But look at what Musa says.

00:36:30 --> 00:36:31

Musa says something really powerful.

00:36:32 --> 00:36:33

Oh, like this is

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

this story of Musa and Firaun, you could

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

spend so much time on it. It deserves

00:36:37 --> 00:36:38

it.

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

What does Musa say? He says

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

he says,

00:36:42 --> 00:36:44

I I did it when I was

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

mistaken.

00:36:48 --> 00:36:49

A

00:36:50 --> 00:36:51

balin, and I fled from you and I

00:36:51 --> 00:36:54

was afraid of you until he says something

00:36:54 --> 00:36:55

incredible. He says,

00:37:01 --> 00:37:02

Because what is fir He says, and this

00:37:02 --> 00:37:03

is a blessing

00:37:04 --> 00:37:06

that you are are holding over my head?

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

That you enslave the children of Israel?

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

Like when Faraun is basically saying

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

to him, we raised you.

00:37:15 --> 00:37:16

We took care of you

00:37:17 --> 00:37:18

and you are ungrateful.

00:37:19 --> 00:37:21

Musa is saying, oh, you took care of

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

me?

00:37:21 --> 00:37:23

Okay, you took care of me. But this

00:37:23 --> 00:37:25

is something that you're holding over my head

00:37:25 --> 00:37:27

that you like you enslave the children of

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

You don't get to claim

00:37:29 --> 00:37:30

to have fixed me when you caused my

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

brokenness in the 1st place.

00:37:33 --> 00:37:35

You raised me? Why was my mother so

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

afraid that she put me in a basket

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

in a river in the 1st place?

00:37:39 --> 00:37:40

What was happening?

00:37:41 --> 00:37:42

You were slaughtering

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

my people.

00:37:47 --> 00:37:49

And this statement by Musa alayhi salaam

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

is 1, even if it's not articulated,

00:37:54 --> 00:37:56

it is something that has been felt by

00:37:56 --> 00:37:57

every child of privilege

00:37:58 --> 00:37:59

who does not forget

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

the brokenness that is around them.

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

That child who goes to the most prestigious

00:38:07 --> 00:38:08

universities

00:38:08 --> 00:38:09

in the world,

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

but they don't forget the people who are

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

around them whose only experience

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

and opportunity

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

was

00:38:17 --> 00:38:18

a school to prison pipeline.

00:38:19 --> 00:38:21

Or that refugee

00:38:22 --> 00:38:24

who comes to the United States or comes

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

to any of the western world,

00:38:26 --> 00:38:27

and they're able to succeed.

00:38:28 --> 00:38:30

But they don't forget they're people who are

00:38:30 --> 00:38:31

ravaged back home

00:38:32 --> 00:38:33

by a proxy war

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

that

00:38:35 --> 00:38:37

is being created by the country that's given

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

them refuge.

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

Okay, you saved me

00:38:40 --> 00:38:43

but what caused the brokenness that caused me

00:38:43 --> 00:38:44

to be a refugee in the first place?

00:38:48 --> 00:38:49

You know, I remember

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

my,

00:38:54 --> 00:38:55

my dad, he

00:38:56 --> 00:38:58

went to this school in Sudan called. It

00:38:58 --> 00:39:00

was a it was a high school.

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

At a time when,

00:39:02 --> 00:39:04

it had 3 high schools in the entire

00:39:04 --> 00:39:06

country. There was only 3 high schools.

00:39:07 --> 00:39:08

And so he

00:39:08 --> 00:39:10

got into this high school. Obviously, you had

00:39:10 --> 00:39:12

to have incredible marks and all of that

00:39:12 --> 00:39:13

for you to be able to get in,

00:39:13 --> 00:39:15

and he got in. And my whole life,

00:39:15 --> 00:39:17

we'd hear stories about this

00:39:18 --> 00:39:20

incredible high school that was built by the

00:39:20 --> 00:39:21

British,

00:39:21 --> 00:39:23

curriculum by the British,

00:39:24 --> 00:39:26

teachers were British. It was it was a

00:39:26 --> 00:39:28

high school that sounded better than a lot

00:39:28 --> 00:39:28

of our universities.

00:39:30 --> 00:39:32

And so one time I was teasing him

00:39:32 --> 00:39:34

or I was asking a question. I said,

00:39:34 --> 00:39:35

you know what? What? A lot of times

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

when I hear about Sudan, I hear about

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

everything that was good was built by the

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

British. Everything.

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

The the

00:39:41 --> 00:39:43

the the built by the British,

00:39:45 --> 00:39:47

the the railroad tracks built by everything.

00:39:47 --> 00:39:48

I said, why did y'all even kick them

00:39:48 --> 00:39:49

out?

00:39:49 --> 00:39:51

Why'd you kick them out?

00:39:51 --> 00:39:53

So he said to me, he said, 3

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

high schools in the entire country.

00:39:55 --> 00:39:57

3 high schools in the entire country.

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

Sure.

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

If you got in, you were

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

you were

00:40:02 --> 00:40:05

you had a world class education but everybody

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

else had nothing.

00:40:06 --> 00:40:07

0.

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

He said, what oppression is greater than that?

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

What oppression is greater than that?

00:40:12 --> 00:40:15

So that idea of, you know, the British,

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

obviously, they didn't wanna educate the countries that

00:40:17 --> 00:40:18

they were colonizing.

00:40:18 --> 00:40:21

They simply wanted an aristocratic class that would

00:40:21 --> 00:40:23

be loyal to them. But these people did

00:40:23 --> 00:40:25

not end up being loyal to the British.

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

They became loyal to their people.

00:40:28 --> 00:40:30

And so that's glad tidings for everybody

00:40:31 --> 00:40:33

who continues to engage on behalf of the

00:40:33 --> 00:40:36

broken no matter what their personal privilege is.

00:40:36 --> 00:40:37

And in doing so,

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

they're preceded by a mighty messenger of God,

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

Musa alayhi salaam.

00:40:45 --> 00:40:47

I grew up in your palace, sure, but

00:40:47 --> 00:40:48

is that a blessing that you're accounting to

00:40:48 --> 00:40:51

me when you enslave the children of Israel?

00:40:51 --> 00:40:52

And so

00:40:55 --> 00:40:58

Fir'awn does that and then there's another tactic

00:40:58 --> 00:40:59

that Fir'awn uses and then I wanna wrap

00:40:59 --> 00:41:01

up insha'Allah. But this is a powerful thing

00:41:01 --> 00:41:03

that Fir'awn does

00:41:04 --> 00:41:06

and it's powerful how Musa responds.

00:41:07 --> 00:41:08

What does Fir'aun do?

00:41:09 --> 00:41:10

In that conversation,

00:41:11 --> 00:41:13

Fir'aun then says to him, Musa says, wa

00:41:13 --> 00:41:16

tirk kani amatuntumunna alayin abatein bislayin. This is

00:41:16 --> 00:41:17

a blessing that you're counting to me that

00:41:17 --> 00:41:19

you enslave it. So then Fir'aun says, وَالَلِيمِّيمِي

00:41:19 --> 00:41:20

يَعْمِيمِيمِيمِيمِيمِدَةِّهِمِّ

00:41:28 --> 00:41:29

He says, it is the Lord of the

00:41:29 --> 00:41:31

east and the west

00:41:32 --> 00:41:33

or the heavens and the earth if you

00:41:33 --> 00:41:34

have certainty.

00:41:35 --> 00:41:37

Then Fir'aun looks at those around him and

00:41:37 --> 00:41:37

he says,

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

Do you not hear what he's saying? And

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

then Musa says,

00:41:43 --> 00:41:45

He says, It's your Lord and the Lord

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

of your fathers.

00:41:46 --> 00:41:49

And this isn't a direct like punch in

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

the face to Firaun because Firaun is ruling

00:41:51 --> 00:41:52

by

00:41:52 --> 00:41:53

by divine ancestry.

00:41:54 --> 00:41:56

I'm a god and my parents were god

00:41:56 --> 00:41:58

and my grandparents were divine and my great

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

grandparents. And Musa's coming and saying, no. He's

00:42:00 --> 00:42:02

your god and the God of your father,

00:42:02 --> 00:42:04

and the God of your grandfather,

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

everybody. Allah is the God of everybody.

00:42:07 --> 00:42:08

And then Fir'aun says,

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

Quran then is looking around, he's still talking

00:42:14 --> 00:42:15

to these people, he's like, the messenger that

00:42:15 --> 00:42:17

was sent to you is crazy.

00:42:17 --> 00:42:20

He's not responding to his arguments. He's just

00:42:20 --> 00:42:21

making accusations and

00:42:21 --> 00:42:23

and then Musa says,

00:42:27 --> 00:42:29

Musa says, your Lord and the Lord of

00:42:29 --> 00:42:31

the East and the West, if you have

00:42:31 --> 00:42:31

sense.

00:42:32 --> 00:42:34

And then, Fir'awn then says,

00:42:35 --> 00:42:37

If you take a god other than me,

00:42:37 --> 00:42:39

I will make you of those who are

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

imprisoned.

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

So now he's going straight into

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

strong arming,

00:42:43 --> 00:42:44

threat.

00:42:44 --> 00:42:46

And then Musa alayhi salaam says to him,

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

if I come to you with something clear.

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

Now,

00:42:50 --> 00:42:53

what Fir'aun does is in rapid succession is

00:42:53 --> 00:42:56

he throws a number of accusations against Musa.

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

You're crazy.

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

You're,

00:43:00 --> 00:43:02

you're, he says

00:43:02 --> 00:43:04

what's the first one that he says?

00:43:06 --> 00:43:08

What is the lord of the worlds? He's

00:43:08 --> 00:43:11

throwing these different things at Musa. Musa stays

00:43:11 --> 00:43:13

razor focused, and he doesn't respond to any

00:43:13 --> 00:43:15

of these things. He doesn't respond to any

00:43:15 --> 00:43:17

of these things. He focuses on the mission.

00:43:18 --> 00:43:19

Why is that important? You know, there's a

00:43:19 --> 00:43:21

quote by Toni Morrison.

00:43:23 --> 00:43:25

She says, the function,

00:43:26 --> 00:43:29

the very serious function of racism is distraction.

00:43:29 --> 00:43:31

It keeps you from doing your work.

00:43:32 --> 00:43:34

It keeps you explaining over and over again

00:43:34 --> 00:43:36

your reason for being.

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

Somebody says you have no language and you

00:43:38 --> 00:43:40

spend 20 years proving that you do. Somebody

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

says that your head isn't shaped properly so

00:43:42 --> 00:43:44

you have scientists working on the fact that

00:43:44 --> 00:43:45

it is.

00:43:45 --> 00:43:47

Someone says you have no art. So you

00:43:47 --> 00:43:49

dredge that up. Someone says you have no

00:43:49 --> 00:43:51

kingdoms. So you dredge that up. None of

00:43:51 --> 00:43:53

this is necessary. There will always be one

00:43:53 --> 00:43:54

more thing.

00:43:55 --> 00:43:57

When you're always dealing with accusations and responding

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

to the accusations, you never get to focus

00:43:59 --> 00:44:01

on your message. And I want you to

00:44:01 --> 00:44:04

imagine the past 20 years, how much

00:44:04 --> 00:44:05

the accusations

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

of

00:44:06 --> 00:44:07

Islamophobia

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

have zapped from our community

00:44:10 --> 00:44:11

of us defending

00:44:11 --> 00:44:14

against these accusations even though there will always

00:44:14 --> 00:44:15

be one more accusation

00:44:15 --> 00:44:17

and never allowing us to focus on our

00:44:17 --> 00:44:18

mission

00:44:18 --> 00:44:20

and our message, which is to call people

00:44:20 --> 00:44:21

to tawhid.

00:44:21 --> 00:44:23

Musa alaihis salam is dealing with the accusations

00:44:23 --> 00:44:25

of but he doesn't say to him, no,

00:44:25 --> 00:44:27

I'm not crazy. Let me you know, this

00:44:27 --> 00:44:28

and this and that. He doesn't care.

00:44:29 --> 00:44:30

He focuses on

00:44:30 --> 00:44:32

talking about who Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala is

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

until Quran finally says to him, listen I'm

00:44:34 --> 00:44:36

gonna throw you in jail if you take

00:44:36 --> 00:44:38

And then Musa still doesn't say, well, no.

00:44:38 --> 00:44:40

Hold on. He just says, what if I

00:44:40 --> 00:44:41

come to you with a clear side? And

00:44:41 --> 00:44:43

then he says, okay. And then they set

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

the stage for the next stage. But the

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

point here is the function of racism

00:44:47 --> 00:44:49

and the importance of not being distracted.

00:44:49 --> 00:44:51

And as we see now in this past

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

8 months,

00:44:54 --> 00:44:55

the number of accusations

00:44:56 --> 00:44:58

that are thrown out that have to be

00:44:58 --> 00:44:59

disproven

00:44:59 --> 00:45:01

and the amount of energy. And when it's

00:45:01 --> 00:45:04

been disproven, there were no beheaded babies.

00:45:06 --> 00:45:08

How much time and energy had to be

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

exerted.

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

And yet,

00:45:13 --> 00:45:14

when it is disproven,

00:45:15 --> 00:45:18

how many people actually hear about the disprovement

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

of that claim?

00:45:21 --> 00:45:23

And so the importance of really just honing

00:45:23 --> 00:45:25

in on a clear message, and then not

00:45:25 --> 00:45:27

being distracted by the noise. And it's something

00:45:27 --> 00:45:29

that we need to get better on.

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

And then

00:45:32 --> 00:45:34

what else do I have here? The last

00:45:34 --> 00:45:36

thing that I'll just mention is how to

00:45:36 --> 00:45:37

how to defeat

00:45:39 --> 00:45:40

how to defeat.

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

Oh, actually, one more point. Sorry. I just

00:45:43 --> 00:45:44

wanna mention this.

00:45:47 --> 00:45:48

Allah tells us about the people of Firaoun.

00:45:50 --> 00:45:52

Allah says something very powerful about them. He

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

says,

00:45:55 --> 00:45:56

Allah says,

00:45:56 --> 00:45:58

belittled his people.

00:45:58 --> 00:45:59

Is

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

like means to be light.

00:46:02 --> 00:46:05

Like, he didn't consider them worth anything. He

00:46:05 --> 00:46:07

he considered them to be easy to maneuver,

00:46:07 --> 00:46:08

easy to manipulate.

00:46:09 --> 00:46:11

It's like what Netanyahu said about the American

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

people. He said America is easy to move.

00:46:14 --> 00:46:15

That you you don't think that they've got

00:46:15 --> 00:46:16

weight.

00:46:16 --> 00:46:18

Now, if the American people

00:46:19 --> 00:46:21

allow themselves to be maneuvered like that, that

00:46:21 --> 00:46:21

easily,

00:46:22 --> 00:46:24

then they might have the same issue that

00:46:24 --> 00:46:25

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala describes the people of

00:46:25 --> 00:46:27

Egypt at that time. He says,

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

They obeyed him still.

00:46:33 --> 00:46:35

Allah says, they were a wicked people.'

00:46:36 --> 00:46:39

They were wicked, why? Because they allowed their

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

intelligence

00:46:40 --> 00:46:43

and they allowed their commitment to be maneuvered

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

so easily by somebody so nonsensical.

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

At the end of the day, you have

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

to think for yourself.

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

At the end of the day, you have

00:46:51 --> 00:46:52

to use your own moral compass, your own

00:46:52 --> 00:46:53

moral judgment.

00:46:54 --> 00:46:56

Now look at the opposite of that. The

00:46:56 --> 00:46:58

opposite of that is what Allah Subhanahu Wa

00:46:58 --> 00:47:01

Ta'ala describes the the companions of Rasulullah Sallallahu

00:47:01 --> 00:47:04

Alaihi Wasallam. Allah says about the companions of

00:47:04 --> 00:47:05

Rasulullah, Allah says

00:47:09 --> 00:47:11

Allah says about the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam

00:47:11 --> 00:47:12

that if you were harsh

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

and if you were severe with the companions,

00:47:15 --> 00:47:18

they would have dispersed from amongst you. The

00:47:18 --> 00:47:20

sahaba would not have stood in line to

00:47:20 --> 00:47:23

be abused by Rasulullah salallahu alaihi wa sallam,

00:47:23 --> 00:47:24

whether verbally or otherwise.

00:47:25 --> 00:47:28

But the people of Fir'an allow for Fir'an

00:47:28 --> 00:47:30

to manipulate them and so Allah calls them

00:47:30 --> 00:47:32

an evil people. And so it is from

00:47:32 --> 00:47:33

righteousness

00:47:33 --> 00:47:35

that you have a dignity that you carry

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

with you, that you don't allow for yourself

00:47:37 --> 00:47:40

to be belittled, whether that be your intelligence

00:47:40 --> 00:47:42

or your self worth as Sheikh Jafar

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

mentioned.

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

Now, the last thing, sorry, is how to

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

defeat

00:47:48 --> 00:47:50

So there's a lot to be said here,

00:47:50 --> 00:47:53

but when we look, we look at how

00:47:53 --> 00:47:54

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

00:47:54 --> 00:47:55

created

00:47:55 --> 00:47:56

the hero

00:47:56 --> 00:47:57

that he chose

00:47:58 --> 00:48:01

to defeat Fir'at. Allah says about Musa, I

00:48:02 --> 00:48:04

designed you for myself, I made you for

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

myself.

00:48:06 --> 00:48:07

And I would refer you to look at

00:48:07 --> 00:48:09

the beginning of Surat

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

Baha,

00:48:10 --> 00:48:12

how Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala describes

00:48:13 --> 00:48:16

all of the challenges that Musa went through

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

as Allah describes

00:48:18 --> 00:48:20

his upbringing. And then Allah

00:48:25 --> 00:48:27

says, Allah describes so many hardships that Musa

00:48:27 --> 00:48:29

goes through and then he says, and I

00:48:29 --> 00:48:31

cast upon you love from myself. And you're

00:48:31 --> 00:48:33

like, man, this is how Allah treats the

00:48:33 --> 00:48:35

one who he loves. This is Allah loves

00:48:35 --> 00:48:37

Musa alayhis salaam And Musa goes through the

00:48:37 --> 00:48:40

hardship that Musa goes through, but Allah Subhanahu

00:48:40 --> 00:48:42

Wa Ta'ala is building someone who's going to

00:48:42 --> 00:48:43

go

00:48:43 --> 00:48:45

and have such a powerful mission.

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

And so you have to have

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

a personality.

00:48:50 --> 00:48:52

At the very least, even if you don't

00:48:52 --> 00:48:53

have the personality, you have some of these

00:48:53 --> 00:48:56

characteristics that Allah designed in Musa, whether it's

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

strength or trustworthiness or chivalry or patience or

00:48:58 --> 00:48:59

seriousness.

00:48:59 --> 00:49:01

But just a few of the things that

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

we look at at the conclusion of the

00:49:03 --> 00:49:04

story of Musa, how Bani isla il was

00:49:04 --> 00:49:05

being prepared.

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

Number 1,

00:49:07 --> 00:49:09

the dikr of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. Allah

00:49:09 --> 00:49:10

says

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

Allah

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

says, you and your brother go

00:49:17 --> 00:49:18

with my signs

00:49:18 --> 00:49:20

and do not fatigue in my remembrance.

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

And so the remembrance of Allah Subhanahu Wa

00:49:23 --> 00:49:24

Ta'ala is something that gives a person

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

spiritual and physical strength

00:49:28 --> 00:49:31

spiritual and physical strength so that you

00:49:32 --> 00:49:34

when you meet an enemy of Allah Subhanahu

00:49:34 --> 00:49:37

Wa Ta'ala that you are supported by the

00:49:37 --> 00:49:39

dhikr of Allah. Number 2 is salah.

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

Salah, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says,

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

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says, and we sent

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

and we revealed to Musa and his brother

00:49:52 --> 00:49:54

that make the homes, your homes in Egypt,

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

make

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

them

00:49:55 --> 00:49:56

make

00:49:57 --> 00:49:59

your homes into places of prayer.

00:50:01 --> 00:50:02

So the people of Misr,

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

the Bani as Sala'il, they were commanded to

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

devote a lot of prayer in their homes.

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

And then of course du'a,

00:50:10 --> 00:50:13

Musa would eventually make dua against Fir'aun and

00:50:13 --> 00:50:16

against his people. Musa 'alayhi salaam would eventually

00:50:16 --> 00:50:16

say,

00:50:21 --> 00:50:24

Musa would say, our Lord, indeed you've given

00:50:24 --> 00:50:26

Firaun and his establishment splendor and wealth in

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

the worldly life, our Lord, that they may

00:50:28 --> 00:50:31

lead men astray from your way.

00:50:38 --> 00:50:40

Our Lord obliterate their wealth and harden their

00:50:40 --> 00:50:42

hearts so that they will not believe until

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

they see the painful punishment.

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

Musa alayhi salaam eventually just asked Allah and

00:50:46 --> 00:50:48

he says, oh Allah, destroy Fir'awn and his

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

people.

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

As much sabr as Musa has, and we

00:50:52 --> 00:50:53

know the sabr of Musa,

00:50:53 --> 00:50:56

the prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam praises the sabr

00:50:56 --> 00:50:59

of Musa. In fact, he seeks sabr from

00:50:59 --> 00:51:01

knowing the sabr of Musa. And yet, Musa

00:51:01 --> 00:51:04

comes the time when eventually you've seen so

00:51:04 --> 00:51:07

much, you've dealt with so much arrogance, You've

00:51:08 --> 00:51:10

seen and been hurt so much by this

00:51:10 --> 00:51:12

individual and his people that Musa, alayhis salaam,

00:51:12 --> 00:51:14

he asks Allah, he doesn't even ask for

00:51:14 --> 00:51:16

them to be guided. He says, oh, Allah,

00:51:16 --> 00:51:18

in fact, seal their hearts

00:51:18 --> 00:51:19

so that they don't believe until they see

00:51:19 --> 00:51:20

the painful punishment,

00:51:23 --> 00:51:25

and Firaun does not believe until he sees

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

the painful punishment.

00:51:27 --> 00:51:28

Alright. With that, we end.

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