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The Beauty of Iron – Tafsir of Surah al-Hadid – Episode 13

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An explanation of one powerful chapter of the Qur’an: Surah al-Hadid – The beauty of Iron.

Episode Transcript

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rosabella humana shaytani r rajim

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Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rafi muromachi yeah

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Tacoma hahaha mean Oh Brr soon e o t con GIF Laney Mirage Mati

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Lancome no

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tiempo NaVi

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como la

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li li Allah

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be upon the una

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sub La Via de la de

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen or salat wa salam ala nabina Muhammad, what on earth He also has been a member of Somalia.

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hamdulillah we reached the end of the study of this amazing sort of sort of Hadith 57 chapter on the last two verses remained for us today.

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It is a great achievement, to immerse yourself into the study of the book of Allah Subhana Allah.

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The Prophet sallallahu Sallam himself said Pharaoh comenta element, Noah, Allah Who are the best of you are those who learn the Koran and then teach it authentic hadith and this hadith is reported on the authority of Earth Madame nephron and earth magnet our firm.

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It is said about him that he used to have a habit to read the entire Quran in one araca in Surat, which

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is in Surat Luthor, he would read the entire Quran maybe this will take about between six to eight hours to do something like this. Yes entire put on. And the scholars of Islam they mentioned that sometimes there are we the companion who narrates the Hadith he may have a connection with the Hadith he is narrating. So Arthur man is the one who said that the prophets or llamadas, Selim said that the best of you who are those who learn the Quran and then teach it, and he himself was a man on the run out of the water.

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I remember a few years ago,

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a mom

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passed away, Rahim Allah, he may have no no who is totally Egyptian old man used to come to Eastern Namibia to lead the throw away. Did you ever pray behind him? at all? Yes, look very frail as well. We Allah have mercy on your pastor. So he became world renowned.

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Yeah, as a as a party, a real recite of the Quran. And he was speaking to one of my teachers, you hate him had that happen. And he said to let me tell you about my childhood. He said, You know, when you were young,

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he lived in a village outside of Cairo. He said we are very poor and I had to go to a different village to learn Quran to memorize Quran. And once I said to my dad, that, that one you buy me a donkey, at least you know, I can go to this place on a donkey is that donkey, you don't have enough money for food, and you want to buy your donkey.

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So he said, you know, fast forward my life.

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It's amazing that

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after memorize the Quran, a lot changed and transformed my life such that I became a judge. And I would be called to different competitions around the world for put on to sit as a judge. They should fly me out in different places. And then he said because of I became a political party in Egypt. People used to give me things until you said, Now this is the end of his life. He says I have three tower blocks in Cairo. And one tower block belongs to me and my wife and another one to my son, and then another son, another son. And he said also I have a penthouse in the very in downtown Cairo, that overlooks much of the city. And he says all of these things I have in my life.

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I have them despite the fact that I have no qualification except that I memorize the Quran and I used to recycle put on so he's he was saying that you know, this is the bulk of the put on that person he fixes himself to the point on and tries to educate himself about it.

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become close to it that Allah raises him and honors him. I remember my teacher who told me that after he told me that story, he also said and he knew of someone in Sudan that there was a Yemeni boy is a student. And he was struggling financially when, as he's trying to study in Sudan University. And so what happened is that once he's passing by, and he went into a mission to pray, and then was away, he was sick. So they said to him, you know, you go to other so mean and he had a very nice voice. So they said, Oh, you know, you have a nice voice. Have you come by again, maybe we'll ask you to leave the salon. So but the law he actually came by one day when the Imam was away.

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So they said to leave the salon. He led the salon they were amazed with his karate young boy.

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So they said to him, you know, we have a room in this Masjid. It is empty. We'll give it to you stay here and whatever the Imam is the way you take control and you need the prayers and everything he said okay, is a big room is up.

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So So hamdulillah now I don't have to worry about rent, free accommodation now. Then what happened is that he became a regular so they gave him regular Salah he would leave the regular salah and people started look to him like an Imam. So they will come and they say make to offer my children. Do you have any advice for me? Can you counsel me? Any Can you give me a fatwa about these things? And then what happened is that

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two of his friends were also in a financial difficult situation. And he said to them,

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the room I stayed in the machine is so big, you can come and stay with me.

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So they came and stayed with him and they started paying him rent is so he started to earn money from that room in the masjid.

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And he said, You know, I have no qualifications, yet. I have free accommodation, and now I have people also paying me rent.

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And on top of that, people come and stand behind me and I lead them in Salah.

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This is because of the bulk of the Quran. There was another famous story in Saudi Arabia last year, it went viral on Twitter that

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there is a billionaire, okay. He's a very famous businessman in Saudi Arabia. And what happened is that in one of his companies, okay, one of one of the one of the buildings belong to one of his companies.

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There was a Bangladeshi cleaner you know, they come from abroad and they work as cleaners. So what happened is that the son of this business tycoon saw him one day sweeping and he said to him that

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you know, you have a beard and you seem like you're a religious person. So do you know her and he says, I'm half of the put on.

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He says, I have to put on cannot be a cleaner in my dad's business. You must go and work in the masala okay. So he is working in like a caretaker now, and then one day, no one is literally the Salah. They said leave the Salah. So he started with the salon they realize he has a nice voice as well. So they made him the official Imam of that masala then one day what happened is that that business tycoon, he came to that building and he was going to it was time for Salah so he came to the masala to praise Sora and his son stood in the back and took a picture of his father being led in Salah by this cleaner. And he put it on Twitter and he said look how Allah elevates people

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because of the Koran. This man is a street cleaner, and he's leading one of the richest men in the world insula

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and people like Wow, that's amazing. It's true, isn't it? It's apparently just because a person has put on a lot can take them to any station that they would never be able to achieve without it Subhan Allah so Alhamdulillah that we have been studying some of the Quran and we hope that Allah will also raise our station as well, both in this life and in Africa alone. I mean, so the last verses of the Hadith

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verse number 27 Allah says yeah, you will learn in believers it up a lot. How am you know bureau slowly, be cautious of Allah and have faith in his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam your take home give Laney morality he will give you two shares as a token of His mercy wager Allahu neura them soon to be and he will make for you a light in which you can walk in while your finger comb and He will give you forgiveness. While long or food or Rahim truly allies extremely forgiving and extremely merciful.

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This verse

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there are two main opinions about this verse. The first is that this verse is speaking to the believers because usually in the Koran whenever Allah says yeah, you will let us know. It means people who believe in the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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They are often instruction follows. And that is one opinion that Allah is setting the believers have a Be cautious of Allah. And number two have faith in the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But the question arises, how does that make sense? Because if you already been if you already being addressed as a believer that it means you already have faith in the process of law. So why there is a line instructing you to have faith in the Prophet sallallahu Sallam? So one of the ways that this God has answered this is they say it is an instruction to be steadfast in your faith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And I think there's a lesson in that for us today that we hear many

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people say negative things about the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And it makes some people fall into a doubt, like a doubtful situation where they think to themselves could the prophets that along with this and really have done that,

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and it shakes their faith. And so their faith decreases in the province that along with their setup, so for them, it is a call from Allah that no maintain the strongest level of faith in the province at a long while it was seldom do not fall prey to specious arguments of people.

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The second interpretation is that actually this is an exception, this verse even though it begins, oh, you who have believed it doesn't mean the Muslims, it means the Jews and the Christians.

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And the way they explain that is this last passage sort of had, he was speaking about other prophets before this, Allah said, from McAfee, now, Allah 30 him butyl Serena, wha coffee nabire Sabina Maria, that we sent after all these profits, more profits, and of them was Jesus the son of Mary, are they Salam? And then Allah says, Yeah, you will.

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Oh, you have believed me Nubira suli, as if to say, Jews and Christians who have faith in masa and ERISA respectively. Now go ahead and have faith in this new prophet of mine, Muhammad Sallallahu. I know, sir. Yes. I think we are sure he said that. You know, this seems to be the stronger opinion because Allah just spoke about the Christians and how they invented monasticism. I don't know if you remember our discussion on monasticism. Last, addressing the Christians were Rabbani at a limited era that you invented monasticism, that Allah is saying, Yeah, you're letting

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me know, we are slowly meaning Christians, I'm talking to you. I just made mention of your bad practices and your faith. And he said, Listen, I'm now extend your faith from an ISA, to include the new messenger Muhammad Ali Abdullah, sort of La Jolla solo, and before allows them to submit themselves to have faith in Him Allah said it upon law, be cautious and mindful of Allah. Why did Allah tell them to fear him before asking them to have faith in the messenger? Is because they are reluctant? They are hesitant? Some of them are even jealous that why is it that we should follow this new messenger Mohammed form, we have our own profit already. So as they claim the Son of God,

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well, you have the builder? Or did you say we have Moses already? Why do we need to have faith this man and on top of that, they're envious of Mohammed said along with them because he is not from that he is happy is not from the children of His heart is from the children is male. So like saying no, be fearful of Allah, that you don't make the right decision here, based on fanaticism, or based on jealousy. Don't do that. And there's a lesson in there for us as well. That when we do doubt to non Muslims, say for example, someone who is researching about Islam, and they interested about Islam, but they haven't become Muslim yet. They say you know what I need some more time to think about it

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happens a lot. What should you do in that situation? Should you say to that person, take all the time you want in the world? read all the books you want? Watch all the YouTube videos you want. And then when you are comfortable, then become Muslim.

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Or should we say fit online become Muslim?

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Which one?

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The first one,

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but they've already read quite a lot. They seem to be inclined to accepting the message, but they're still hesitant.

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Have you heard of a system known as Yvonne Ridley is famous journalist. Yes. She became Muslim. Do you know how she became Muslim? She was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Then she received good treatment as she was released but she didn't become Muslim.

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She came back here and told her story is evident that she obviously likes Islam now because the treatment she got from parliament, but she didn't become Muslim. She said I need some time. So somebody, okay, a prominent person from the Muslims. You

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Founder, economy founder, he said you know, you're gonna go to the Hellfire unless you become Muslim.

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She said, You know what?

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She accepted Islam. Yeah. And now she's Muslim for how many years?

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Do you think yourself is upon Allah? But it's true that if you think about it, that if you think that Islam is the truth and you don't become Muslim, you're gonna go to the hellfire.

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Now as a caring individual, should I not tell you that? That's the consequence of you hesitating, isn't it? Whoever said to us, okay, take your time. Read some more. Enjoy yourself a little bit more. You know, you want to go to a few parties. Christmas is around the corner. Tie all the loose ends up but then Allah become Muslim. What if they died? Why have they died? dying as a capital? Well, then when they see you, they say, when you told me I was gonna go to the hellfire. You told me to take your time.

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And then look what happened to me. Yeah.

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See, that's not real compassion, the process. I'm used to go through the marketplaces, in Mecca, this is early stage. You say under the kimono, I'm warning you about the fire.

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I'm warning you by the fire, you're gonna go to the alpha

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sailor in the lava flow, and you'll be successful.

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That doesn't mean that the first thing you say to non Muslim is Hi, how you doing? You're going to the Hellfire, by the way?

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Yeah. And you know, how does that make you feel?

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We're not saying that. Are you saying that? When somebody has some knowledge of Islam, they are inclined towards Islam, then realize that shaytan is they're holding the back. Of course, Satan is saying to them, you know, if you become Muslim, people going to call you terrorist, your family are going to abandon you.

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And then that weighs you down. I remember when I was in Egypt, Panama, you know, there's many Coptic Christians there, that people would say that, you know, if someone becomes Muslim from the Christians, usually they disappear.

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They disappear, or the family kidnaps them or someone from the church will come in, make them vanish, etc, etc. is well known? Yes. So obviously that weighs you down, you think you become Muslim? Now? What's gonna happen to me?

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So, that person, they need a push. And Allah says, Yeah, you will Edina. amaroo second interpretation is, oh, Jews and Christians that have seen the Messenger of Allah, you have learned about Islam, it duckula faith Allah, think about the consequences of resisting what army rubirosa Lee. And now go ahead and have faith in this man, Mr. LaHood. So don't hold back.

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And then law says as a word of encouragement, you come give me that I am going to give you gift flame, which means to shares who wrote

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this code. Gotta say one reward for believing in Moosa or Ezra, Moses, and our secondary award for believing in Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. What encouragement is that? You're going to get? Two times more awards, or SLS and Armand hammer set along with a sudden

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someone's gonna say the word kiefel is actually an arrow by his word taken from the Ethiopian language habashi. Yeah, so this, the word kiefel is not an actual original Arabic word. It is our revised model.

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So what does that mean? It means that

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the word didn't exist in Arabic. The Arabs borrowed it from that other language, in this case, Ethiopian language, and then they revised it, they changed it around to make it sound Arabic. Yes.

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So based on that is a discussion that some people have about the Koran and the way it quotes other people who clearly did not speak Arabic. For example, did Moses speak Arabic?

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Then did he did Jesus speak Arabic?

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No, he did.

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What about other than Islam?

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What about your beliefs? What about Solomon? What about David Solomon? Were the Arabs that speak Arabic, do they? So but the Quran quotes them? Well, Carla Moosa, and Moses said, and Solomon said, and I would said, so how do we understand that Allah is telling us what they said when that's not the language in what in what they spoke? Do you follow the discussion? So the scholars they say that allegedly, he quoted them.

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The meaning of what they said in Arabic is in Arabic. However, the amazing thing is that because it's the Arabic of the Quran, the way Allah said what they said, is even more eloquent than the way they had said it themselves.

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Because it is not just Arabic is the poor on Arabic. So Allah took what they said said, say in English, and said it in Arabic, but the Quranic version is so a person who listens to Moses said, this is the most amazing part, who listens to what Moses said in the Koran, we'll get a better understanding of what he meant and how he heard him say it from his own mouth, in his language, allow echoes. Yes. So you take him give Lainey Mirage material or give them to shares or reward.

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And on top of that, while you're jellico neuron them shuna V and give them a light to in which they can walk in meaning allow give them direction in life guidance, so that they can continue making good decisions their life. Yes. And again, Allah, he refers to guidance as news, which means light, he Daya the news, Allah is using them synonymously. And one of the benefits is to highlight the power of the guidance. Because when you think of light, you think of the sun, the sun is an incredibly powerful entity, isn't it? I read recently, that the amount of energy the sun gives the earth in two minutes, is enough to run the planet for an entire year.

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The energy that the sun emits onto the earth, not in totality, is enough to power all the cars and air conditioning on all the lights in the world for an entire year. Had it been captured.

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And Allah says that this book is light.

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Now, if the sun's light is extremely powerful, how powerful must the light of the Quran be? makes you think, isn't it?

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And the other benefit of calling it light is that it implies that you are in darkness without a person walking down a path, which has no light, he's prone to making mistakes getting lost or falling into a trap. Yes, so losses will give them not just double share reward will also give a light in which they can walk in the field. And also forgive them. Yes, give them forgiveness. And all of these things are ways of encouraging people to become Muslim. And if you think about if you are on the other side, if you were a non Muslim, who's been a Christian, let's say for 50 years, and you'll be known as a Christian amongst your family and friends 50 years and then you decide to

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become a Muslim, you don't spawn there was, I think three or four years ago, an 84 year old Christian man in West London who became Muslim. And one of my teachers interviewed him he's very frail very old, but he became Muslim at the age of 84. I think about it at 84 if you decided to become Muslim,

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how many layers of difficulty would there be? One of them would be obviously that for 84 years I've been doing bad things and 84 years I've been doing all the things I like doing which are then come to are all wrong. And you can go to the Hellfire for and now I'm going to change my ways.

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What about everything I did? So Allah says Well,

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we will take it and we will cover it up. The word Matura literally means to cover something up the midfield is known as the helmet in Arabic, cover something up the lie saying that see all these bad things you don't will discover it

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as if it never happened, or you feel like oh, this is encouragement. Well, Allahu Allahu Rahim. Allah is extremely forgiving, and He is merciful.

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And the last verse, Allah then says the Allah Yeah, Anna Kitab. So that the people of the book would know. Yes, this makes sense. That the second interpretation that Yeah, you're Latina Amma refers to the Jews and Christians is the

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more prominent interpretation is because the next verse is speaking about Okita Allah is saying so that al Qaeda would know that they have no control over the father of Allah, the grace of Allah. What does that mean? It means that Allah is telling Jews and Christians that if you become Muslim, basically, you're gonna become my chosen favored people, is forgiveness for you this direction for you? There's double reward for you.

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And the reason I'm telling you this is so that those who don't realize that they're not my chosen people anymore. They're not and even the Koran says that the Jews and the Christians will say, national in law. We are the chosen, beloved people of God. We are the chosen service of God. They believe that they have the entitlement to God's favor. And the Quran is saying that's not true anymore.

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The people who have become chosen now are the followers of Muhammad Sallallahu ala Sal is going to hire oma

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US law says you are the best nation that have come forth from mankind speaking to the followers of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. So there is a sense of privilege that a person should feel when he realized that he is a follower of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam is and there is integration that

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he went to some of the Jewish rabbis. And he said to them, according to your teachings, how many times over does Allah reward you for a good deed? They said 350 times. Then he said, All praise is due to the one

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who multiplied our rewards by 700 times.

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This 700 says he was proud of his faith, he felt superior. And that is what we are being told him, that if you are the followers of the proper solicitor, that you have become superior in the sight of Allah, so long as you have true faith and you spread the teachings of the processor, that's it. If you do that, you have become the privileged people in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah saying, Allah Allah mahalo kita so that they would know Allah for the rune Allah shaman for the law, they don't have any control over they don't have any claim to be the chosen people have Allah subhanaw taala one and fabula be the law. But the reality is that grace is in the hands of a lot.

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Yes, grace in the hands of Allah. What does that mean? I mean, one of the lessons we can learn from that is that a person should not become complacent is that when some when you have been favored by Allah, and been given the gift of a man, do not become complacent, and think that you can do whatever you want, but so long as you call yourself a Muslim, you're gonna go to Paradise. Some people say this is the you know, at the end of the day, whatever I do, I'm Muslims. I'm gonna go to Paris. Yeah, have you will you might be punished along the way. My punishing the grave, and then you may be punished in the Hellfires, or will you be able to enjoy that, nor will be able to enjoy a

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split second in the file. But you become complacent is an ally saying one old father via the law, that the grace of mine is in my hand, meaning I can give it to whoever I want? That's what Levin says you he may assure that I can give it to whoever I wish. I want to give it to you. I'll give it to you. If not, I'll give it to him. Yeah.

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And in this verse, there's also another lesson about a person should feel as though they are missing out on rewards when other people get them and they don't. Yeah, so here Allah is saying that look, the second interpretation of this verse is that it's not referred to the Jews and Christians. Allah is saying that the Jews and Christians become Muslim.

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They get double vote. Yes, and the person who mentioned this in a hadith as well, but here Allah is saying that Yeah, you will Edina armano Muslims, regular Muslims not Converse. I'm going to give you two shares of Route

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because the process I'm told the reverse that they're going to get to choose a route and what happened is that regular Muslims start to feel like they're missing out. Now. These guys gave me more moodiness, how is that possible? So Allah, gentle Allah, He reassured them and said, No, you will also get to choose road as well. This is another interpretation. Now, one of the lessons we learned from that is, if you don't feel sad,

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when, for example, a rich Muslim gives a lot of money in charity in a way that you can't, there's actually something wrong with you.

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Yes, because you should feel like you know, reward, I need to get all the reward I can. And if there's some people getting reward that I can't get that should make me feel frustrated. There were a group of people that came to the province of law, Harrison, Harrison sable, Hardy, and they complain to the person they said, jasola

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that the people have money. They've taken away all the rewards, because they pray like us. They fast like us, and then they go and give sadaqa in a way that we can't.

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So what did the person say to them?

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He said, let me tell you something that if you do it, you will also be able to get that reward. What did he say? He said after the Salah, say Subhana Allah 33 times Alhamdulillah 33 times Allahu Akbar 33 times in La ilaha illallah wa ala chariklo hamdulillah Galician. And you will equal them and then they said listen to this, but they will do as well now.

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They will do is Whoa, see suparna they felt like you know reward is something we cannot miss out on. The first of them said their Liga de la UT him Asia, that is the grace of Allah. He gives it to whoever he wants. I'm sorry.

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We don't decide who gets those kinds of things. But the lesson from the Hadees is that as

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Real Muslim, you should value the web of Allah so much that it frustrates you and other people get rewarded. You don't get it?

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Yes. So for example, you see after fudger

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somebody comes along says, I was gonna say after person who stays in Mexico. Well let's go to the most basic example, somebody who Here comes over the salon dimension

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when you hear that this brother Mashallah goes to first salon in the masjid? How should that make you feel? The one of the things that should make you feel is man, you know what I am missing out? This brother is receiving 27 times more wood than my salon plus, Allah knows best. What are the good things he gets for coming to the machine? Yes. And that frustrates me. Yeah, it's almost like you know, when two people when there's two businessmen out there shop side by side, they sell the same things. One person is making more money the other one the other guy's like, what is that person doing man to get those extra money to get extra income? I'm saying the same things as he is a cost

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sleeve and I until I know what is the secret, isn't it? When it comes to money? people they feel frustrated when their peers are making more money than them. We're talking about the religious type of frustration that you should feel frustrated about and he's getting the rewards. The reason why I was gonna mention the example afterwards is because I remember once we prayed for God in the masjid, and one of my friends he had a habit of staying behind Okay, and he would make it good. He will put on and then he would pray to America and he sometimes used to do that so I was leaving after leaving and they looked at me said

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why why miss out? This one he said why miss out? You know, I really it overwhelmed me what he said I thought as to why miss out man. Why? What was wrong with me? And I sat down with him in any few minutes, half an hour maximum. Okay, reasonable on the calendar. You feel amazing, by the way the rest of the day. And you think, why did I trivialize reward so much? May Allah give us still feel? The last thing Allah says well, long little felt the nauseam and Allah, He possesses immense grace and favor. Yes, a lot possesses immense grace and favor. And this again is highlighting the generosity of Allah subhanaw taala. And the lesson in that is, when Allah rewards, it is a father

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and a father means to be given something you don't actually deserve.

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Yes. When you are given something you do deserve that's known as a just wage. When you give us something more than you deserve. It's not as father. Yes, am I saying the things I give you it is from my father, you don't really deserve them. And if you think if you if you read about the rewards Allah says for the people of Paradise, my lawmakers from them, you see that you know, there's nothing you can do in this life to make you deserve that. Allah says sort of Zoomer about the moutoku people that have a quotient of Allah lianza whom,

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to whom he can Yamato that we will reward them according to the best of what they used to do. Some of the scholars they explain that to mean that Allah will look at your account of all the Salah you ever prayed, and he will select the best Salah you ever did and he will calculate the rest of your Salah based on that one.

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Your setup are the best protocol you ever gave the most generous, the most sincere you will select this and say all these other sadaqa calculate them according to this one. And all the deeds will be calculated like this. Did you deserve that? You don't this is from the Fatherland of Allah subhanaw taala. Another thing, why Allah calls it why it is the mercy of Allah is because if the meaning of these verses is Christians and Jews

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believe in the Prophet sallallahu sallam, they are only being asked to do something they should do.

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They're not doing anything extra. If a person drives within the speed limit, does he get a letter home that you know, congratulations to you, you know you didn't break the speed limit you should be given 100 pounds does happen. It doesn't happen. If you break the speed limit, then you get a letter

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A lie seem to believe in the promise that you're supposed to do that anyway.

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That's the right thing to do anyway, but to do the right for doing the right thing. I tell you what will give you all these rewards as well. And in that way, it is the mercy of Allah Subhana Allah, may Allah Subhana Allah shower us with his father and his mercy and give us the fig to continue to study the book Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now there was sort of lost son of an enemy and Mohammed while you're suffering for the Sokoloff handlebar coffee