Asim Khan – Thrown in a Well – Episode 12

Asim Khan
AI: Summary © The speakers emphasize the importance of promoting one's own self-n't to give up on opportunities to enhance one's life, following rules of Islam, and being clear about one's successes and goals. They use examples such as the movie, the woman who lost her life for a single price, and the woman who is also a positive influence on the world. The speakers stress the need for people to be clear about their goals and position their own success as a positive influence on others.
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Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah at a man a Camilla nucleophilic Allah he he married the Vina Mohammed in water early human EastEnders be suniti Isla de de Su

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saira ma de como la de Vaca to there's button sisters and welcome to this 12th episode now, for the fear of sort of focusing on what even Tamia urashima had to say about this amazing surah.

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So the story so far usefullness

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has managed to escape by having tofu from Allah from the number one the plot of the lady, here, the wife vases, and number two, then the plotting in the scheme, you also have the nisswa film Medina, the political class, women are the political class also came together to pressure him into accepting the, you know, request of that lady.

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The only way he could come out of that and avoid it was by opting to go to prison. So he had two choices. no other choice apart from these two choices, either you comply with the request and when the villages enter, or you go to prison. So he made a declaration is a surgeon who said that then in that case, prison is preferable to me. And to be honest, we never mentioned this last time. But if that is the case, that usefully Salaam said if it's between doing Zina, and even the Zener itself is under coercion is not really out of my full choice is more out of conversion,

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or going to prison for maybe a lifetime. Then the gravity of the sin of Xena dictates that I prefer prison over doing it under coercion, that makes sense that how great a sin Zina is that a prophet is teaching us that To be honest, going to prison is better than doing sin are one of even under coercion. panela you know, and I've mentioned this last time. So that is where the stories go up to now the next part is what happens during his life in prison. This is the next stage in the life of use Vanessa, this is number 3637 and 38 inshallah we'll start by reading them now.

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me know now

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nice Isla

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de la hora de la mina salatu salam ala lambier.

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Okay, a lot then says that the next part of his life the next stage spent in prison. One thing we will relate to you about what happened to him whilst he is in prison while the hollow marathon was sealed enough

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two young men also entered into the prison with him at the same time what the Hala mera who with him now who meaning then turn around about the same time so he's thrown into prison

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out of the same time these two younger guys that are actually criminals unlike useless now that enter as well. The other thing to note is that Allah is saying that he was not only going in prison at the same time but also spending time with them to what their Hala Mara who has the muscle have a meaning he was you know, he spent time with him. Okay, these two guys.

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So one of them are actually both of them come up to him. And you know, they've got this burning question. Okay. What is that burning question? One of them saw as being gone. I had a Woman in Me, Ronnie asked, you know, hombre, okay, they both had dreams. The first person he says My dream is that I see a Ronnie Ronnie is in the present tense. So he's kind of saying that I keep on seeing this dream was the dream. x zero Hama I'm pressing one meaning I'm big grapes. And I'm using those grapes to make wine. That's my dream.

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We'll call her As for the other one. He's also having a dream in me indeed. arani I keep seeing myself marshmallow fell policyholders are carrying on top of my head hopes bread. And that bread the good old boy You mean they are birds that are coming and they are taking on that bread bass eating that bread. That is

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not big nabbit really inform us of it's that we that we meaning dream interpretation was the interpretation of the stream knob bit now. Again, not acapella. In bar versus bar, we mentioned the difference in the in bat has this meaning of detail, you know, we really want to know what the interpretation is. Don't tell us you know, they say do go multibox just roundabout in general is not I tell us the real interpretation and not be Nobita wheelie. Now why have they come to him to ask? They give the reason in naraka minomycin. Indeed, we see of the masini. Now showcard he brings three opinions here as in three possible meanings, what they're saying, we've seen you as someone of the

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machining, somebody who has a son in his intuitive nature, meaning you look like a person or you seem like a person who's got a very good intuitive nature about him. So we're guessing that you can interpret things very well. Okay, another interpretation is that we see you as someone was the other thing is

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someone who is knowledgeable and is able to put that knowledge to excellent use. Yeah, and we see someone who has knowledge and you can use that knowledge in a very excellent way one of them is obviously to interpret our dream The third is a more general meaning which is that we see you as someone who does good to others I mentioned is full of mine as well. Son has this other meaning of doing good not to yourself for yourself but to others around you. Yeah, as the law says us international law la consola costs do good to any person do good like Allah has done good to you meaning do good to others just like Allah has done good to you. So they're saying that look we see

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you as someone who does good to others so hoping that you can do good to us by interpreting our dream to see how is worded that he sees you someone does sound to many people around you so do listen to us. Okay? Now the thing is, the amazing thing is this is now this they are the sixth people okay in the story to be amazed by use for Islam.

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The first person is his own father. Okay, going back to the beginning when you said Islam says to that color in neon to the actual Oh Coco mushroom. So we'll come over to Lisa Jean. He tells his father about the dream The way he tells his dad about it ability My dear father, you know, and I've seen these you know 11 stars planets and the sun and the moon bowing down Can you believe it to me? So he's being humble is a humble respectful you know, affectionate towards Dad, dad likes him because yeah.

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So he's saying all of a sudden Yeah, we learn from the beginning is that the first one to be amazed by useful assemblies don't that and then

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Here's why he loved him more than others. So the who's the second, you know, set of people that'd be amazed by him, but they don't react in a positive way, direction negative way.

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They are amazed by the fact that dad loves him so much, that also they must be amazed at how he's the youngest, yet he's bright, intelligent, smart, special. That's a second.

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Who's the third?

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Not really travelers.

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Before that is as easy as as easy as amazed because he buys him a slave on the way back home, he has a little chat with him, this is implied. And he comes home and he says, He says, leave a creamy mouthwash, take good care of him, give him a fantastic place to live with us. He's already amazed by this boy. Some things in him has made him amazed. And he's not treating him like a normal slave. He's treating him like, like family. And all he says to his wife, well, maybe we'll take him as a child

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technological as is the wife here, she's amazed by his beauty, as well as his character for style. Some, you mentioned this, that she says to the other women that look, using these outer beauty for stairs, and he's also got a lot of integrity and dignity about himself. So she's amazing. And then the fifth are the women themselves that they hold full frame as well.

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Now he's the sixth. Yeah, this is the six these two prisoners with him, that they see something amazing in it. Okay, so everyone around him, sees him and sees amazing things inside of them.

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Okay, so they relate the two dreams now? Do you think that usefulness knows interpretation straightaway? Or do you think that he has to kind of work out and need some time?

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Do you think he needs some time?

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He knows just straight away from Allah. Allah said in the beginning, that, you know, we're going to teach him that will. Sometimes Allah geladas taught him how to interpret things, it means he's the most qualified person to interpret dreams. So he knows that interpreting straightaway. Okay, what is the interpretation? Well, as for the first person, he's going to get out of prison, and he's going to get a fairly good job, you know, giving drink to some high class person. The second interpretation for the other person is that things don't look too good for you, you're going to die, and you're going to be crucified and birds gonna come and pick away your body. So he already knows

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the interpretation. Okay.

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Now because of that,

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he doesn't tell him the interpretation straightaway.

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He In fact, gives them the power first is quite amazing. Okay, because look at the next verse. Actually, the next video, the next was called li te Kumar. Todo con e learner Elana back to Kuma beater really popular and yet to come, he said, No meal to feed you will arrive before I've informed you what they mean. So he's told them that look, I'm going to tell you but not right now and tell you something else. But don't worry the whole thing. What I'm going to say first, as well as your dream interpreters that you really want your all come to you before the food comes in.

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So he is panela amazing. He knows one of them is going to die soon.

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Yeah. So what is more important for that person to know is not the interpretation of his dream. It's how to die as a believer. And so he's going to, based on that change things around we'll study that in more detail when you come to it. But just from this first verse that we've taken, we learned three lessons.

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first lesson is that good character is noticeable to all people that was mentioned by Conde in his heading in his seat number two being with the people this having, you know, spending time with other people. That's another lesson we'll talk about that I mentioned mobile hayyan Rahim Allah. And the third lesson is that a true believer is a believer in both times of ease as well as hardship. As I've mentioned, my mama said the rationale not as for the first lesson, good characters noticeable to all they're not we've already kind of shown that, you know, he's the other six group of people to be amazed by him. And they're in prison. You know, they're in prison. And most likely those people

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that are in prison are actually hardened criminals, done bad things, okay. They're not good people. Usually Islam is probably the only one in there. That is a you know, an innocent person, a good person.

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But even though those people have hard hearts, you know, bad character. They can spot him a mile away. This person is different. You know, and that teaches us a lot of good notable characters.

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Good character is seen by everyone. Good people bad, everyone noticed that this person has got good character. And it also attracts them to you as well.

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The second being with the people. This is clear because Allah gelada says What the * are Lara who see Jennifer, that useful is spent time with these two people And who are these two people? They criminals. You know, imagine any you're an innocent man thrown into prison and all around you, you know, these pedophiles is fraudsters, there's murderers. God knows who's in there. You got to keep yourself to yourself on you. You're not gonna go around talking to people useless.

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He said, No, I'm not gonna keep myself to myself.

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According to my ability, I'll mix with other people. Why?

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Why is he going to, you know, talk to other people that those other people are not just any normal people, they're criminals.

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Very good in order to influence them positively, you know, in order to influence them positively. And this is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam taught us in a hadith narrated by a member What do you allow that on? And she said, It is such a that a lot meaner lady, you hide it and answer

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How you don't mean Allah, Allah, you Holly, LA, you Holly to nurse, what are your spirit, Allah,

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that the believer who mixes with the people and is patient upon the annoyance is better than the believer who doesn't mix other people and doesn't have supper with their with the annoyance. So here, the person is encouraging us that certain times, they are other people around you, but they're not really that good. You know, they're quite bad, they got bad habits, you know, and they speak, they go see the back by all the rest of it.

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Somebody may say, I'm gonna stay away from them. That is true. Stay away from them. However, if every good person stood stayed away from every bad person, how will those people ever come to witness trona? Sometimes those people need to say, you know what, we should look after them, we should approach them, we should spend time with them.

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So here's a question then. How much time does a good person give to others around him? Knowing that there is going to be some bad influence coming from them? Do you see? How do you you know, how does a person and you say for example, brothers in university of brothers in fact, some brothers came to me the other day and they said, you know, in our university is a place where brothers and sisters some of them even practicing, get together have a good old chinwag, you know, have a conversation together have some leisurely time together talking, any free mixing. And we see any us brothers, we see this wrong. But we were scared any, if we go there and start maybe mixing with sitting with

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them, then that influence is gonna get to us too. It's gonna be problematic for us, you know? You know, so what do we do? So this is basically like this situation here. These two things, there's two things you have to take into mind when making this decision. The first is what is your intention? Here, your intention is to go and give power to those people for the sake of law. That is the first intention as opposed to any, for example, and I said this brothers to embarrass those brothers, sisters, you know, you come and they weren't having their teacher. And you come in and say, brothers and sisters, what do you know about free mixing? What is wrong with you, you wearing a hijab, the

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sister and open that bra What's going on here? And don't go there to embarrass those people. Go there to advise them for the sake of Allah.

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Secondly, you have to estimate your own any ability to protect yourself. Some people need, for example, a river and he just came to Islam. Knowledge of Islam is not that much. And also, he's come from a place where, you know, going back to those areas may well tempt him may well get the better of him. It means that your ability to withstand this fitna is not very high.

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Okay. Don't worry about you exempt. Another person. He believes that someone he can stay for five minutes, 10 minutes, talking to these people giving them some power and see a few things which are bad. They still say you know what, I can go away from the situation and I'll be okay. He's weighing up here, the muscle and the Nuff said, the good and the bad in order to come to a decision. So the intention number one and the ability number two, yeah, based on these two things.

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A person needs to encourage himself to mix with others who are not on the same level of with him in terms of Eman. Okay, that is what useful Islam is teaching us here it mixed with any people of a lowly nature. It also kind of shows that he's doesn't think too highly of himself. You know, some people they don't mix it up because,

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man, you know, my salary history. We're gonna be talking to him where I came from where he comes from, you know, I'm Pakistani, Bangladeshi. Can't be seen talking to that. That has nothing to do with this. Yeah, not nothing to do with this. Okay. Number three is mentioned by him on Saturday, that usefulness from teaching us here that a real believer is a believer who practice Islam in terms of ease as well as hardship. Yeah, as well as ease and hardship. And this is something I learned, you know, I mentioned many times in Nepal are like the ITIL, sort of Baccarat verse number 177, known as a little bit where Allah teaches us what is real piety and at the end of Allah says, wasabi

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Runa wasabi Aurora, Bill Bessie. Sorry, Philip as he won't Beauvoir, he was best that the first one of the qualities of the real person of piety is that he is patient in times of

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bats, which it refers to extreme poverty, very poor is he was once upon a time rich now he become very poor. Not in that time is Oh, he still shows patience. What raw referring to disease and illness, you know, when a person becomes sick, you know,

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then it's difficult for him to continue doing the best he wants to doing. But no, no, he's has suffered. Even in this bad time. I'm sick week fever, I'm still going to clean and bus and the third thing during battery

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in battery and this is the most, if you like, troublesome time of a person's life moments of you know, near death. Even in those moments he has sober means that he truly is a person sodoku you know, person true to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So here are usually Islam thrown in prison. This is tough. Anybody in that situation may want to just go I'm here for no good reason is that innocence and him telling himself these innocent, but having to stay inside prison could make the person go crazy. You know, the guy's going crazy, because he can't take it anymore. And this happens. Some people commit suicide in prison. They know they're innocent, but they know they can't get out. And

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it gets to them when they commit suicide. Or the very least that become depressed. Yeah. depressed, useless. Panel not on point during the hours panel not to be inside prison.

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So that's in times of hardship. And before that, it was times of ease.

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Okay, now an activity. I want you to think about how this stage and usefulness will impact him in the future later on in his life. A larger law decreed, okay, that he spends good time in prison. Okay, there's no way he could have got out of that. How do you think or why do you think Allah decreed that he'd go to prison in particular prison

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as opposed to being exiled, you know, as opposed to being lashed? No prison is going to spend time in prison for a good number of years.

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What impact positive impact do you think that would have had on usefulness?

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Yes, so as the brother said, very good, Mashallah, it shows that a lot hollyburn Allah, Allah is in complete control of his affair and everyone's a fear that

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what happens in prison is somebody comes up to him jobs a dream, he interprets the dream and then that person goes on to tell somebody else outside of prison that this person knows our dreams. Let's get him out interpret the dream of the king and then from that, he means the king and the king makes him the state treasurer that the State Treasurer is the one who hosts the people coming from outside and that was to be his brothers, and then he was to pull the whole family over. alone. harlequinade Oh, yeah. Very good. Okay, next verse, verse number 37. Now he's gonna he's going to give a response now to these two young prisoners, called t Kuma, Connie Hill, back to Kuma beater really popular in

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a coma.

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He said no meal to feed you will arrive before I have informed you what they mean. This is part of my what my Lord taught me. So he says to them in response, okay, I get what you're saying. And I'm going to tell you

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Okay, what you want to know,

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before something happens or not before, rather by the time this thing happens, what is this thing? Well, you know, the food that we get as part of our schedule here before that, can they miss dinner before dinner comes okay? And you to the corner and you're eating it. You're not just when it comes. But when you actually before you eat that food or take the first bite, everything you want to know is going to come to you.

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So what do you think their reaction is going to be? This guy so confident.

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He knows the interpretation of our dreams. And he knows that he can tell us it so quick. That even before the food comes, we're going to know they think in this guy who who is he Shogun, he says that. Now you said Islam is going to dispel any misconception that they have thinking either he's an astrologer.

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Or he is a fortune teller

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that they think in that is this guy a fortune teller is this guy, Mona Jim, you know, somebody who's an astrologer. And then that's why he says, The early Kuma man, lemon europei. Don't get it twisted. That ikoma nimbala many arrabida so my master has taught me, how am I going to say this my old whim? I'm going to read some stars until you know No, this is from what my master has taught me. I know, you're amazed. Okay, I know. You're amazed. But let me just tell you straight. My master has taught me this. So then, I should say is Pamela, they think in a lot taught him that. I wonder what else Allah is to him that you know what? I wonder what else he knows. So usually some is kind of giving

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them indications that I'm going to tell you important things here. Okay, and I am an important person. Okay? And I'm not just making things up myself, Ally's telling me these things. Okay. And then they thinking, Okay, if you think that you're such a blessed person, why Allah chose you.

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You know, you, you're saying a lot to you these things. And Allah taught you many other things by implication, you're someone so special to Allah. Why? Then he tells them in Nita rock to millet upon me let you be known as the last Pamela Javed wave, now, she would explain it. He said, Why Allah chose me, because I left the religion of the people that don't believe in Allah and in particular, they disbelieve in the life to come. Who is he talking about here?

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Which people? Has he refused to submit to the wave they believe?

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Yes, this is one interpret. He's talking about I just came from the house of Aziz and all those people that were there in that house came to the house, those all of them, they had a different religion. And I was the only one. Despite that Tareq to doesn't mean I left it, I had it and then I left and it means that I never associated myself with it whatsoever.

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And that is what Allah has chosen me. That's one of the reasons why they chose me. And that's quite revealing. You know? Imagine you're the only Muslim in the town.

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As difficult I know, and one brother, he lives in Somerset. He's got a family though.

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As it is any mustard starts off in Cologne. Somerset is only Muslims, they're

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not really.

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So that must be tough, because it's very tough. Only Muslim, and everybody else is not just, you know, bad Muslims. No, no, they are wish

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those people are Muslim,

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as a difficult environment to live in. And then to continue to be like that, it means that you're someone firm on your belief. So you say me talk to me later. Camila umino. Nabila, first of all, they don't believe in Allah. And secondly, while home bill, karate, home Cafiero, double emphasis to the home and then home again, is enough to say we're humble karate capital bombilla at home care of your own, and they are really regarding the Acura so disbelieving just don't believe whatsoever, especially in the life to come. This double Home Home Home gives us a more of emphasis on the Cooper regarding the life to come.

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So he's now started doing

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they are mushrik just like everybody else. Both those prisoners, just like everybody was in Egypt at that time is a mushnik.

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Useful Islam could have also be referring to his hometown. Oh, okay. Those people over there, many of them are also Missouri corn as well. They could be talking about them, as well as the people of Egypt. Now he's going to give them down and the way he starts by giving them that was by not by saying use Melly mushriks What are you up to? You guys, man? You stink.

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He doesn't go in and start condemning them.

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He doesn't, he starts talking about himself.

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In neath me, let me tell you about Obama himself. Okay. I refused, you know, to submit to the ideology of the people that I was living amongst.

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That's the first thing I want to tell you. So they they already kind of get the fact that he's not going to tell him the dream interpretation. First. He's going to tell them something else first. So they already get that. The question is that he's gonna tell them about Islam, then the dream interpretation. Why did he switch around until the dream interpretation? And then about Islam? He could. And sentence Okay, good.

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Good. So if he tells them the other way around dream interpretation, they go Okay, thank you very much. Nice to hear about this. Thank you very much. masala. Anything else? Yeah. anything different? Yes.

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Okay, so the more convinced with the dream interpretation, maybe anything different?

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Yeah, that's true is anyway he said the brother said it was they had the dream house and he will move on now. You want to say something else?

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The thing is, when he says that the liquid marlim in Europe beep. He's first we think that I'm going to tell you the dream. And the dream is from Allah. Allah has told me that he could tell you the dream.

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But he doesn't. He said, Tell us about it gives him the power.

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So that's always saying how come he doesn't just give him the dream? And then he gives it that one in the gym. But you've mentioned the points. Anyway, you mentioned the point. He wanted to say

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I think you wanted to prepare them because

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person who is going to create to be increased five? Yes. But when it gives him demo first, you should know it's going to

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go first. And then the other news was very casual. Very good. It's someone who's not passing an exam.

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Okay, fair point, fair point. In order to teach them how to prepare for the dream interpretation that our calling them to Islam Islam is going to teach you how to deal with especially the second person that you're going to die

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now could still learn the other way around.

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The Okay, I'll show the brothers I mentioned the points. Okay. Now,

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some lessons that we learn here. One interesting lesson I came across was mentioned by Bukhari Rahim Allah He said that this is not this gear to knifes. This is not self praise. What's he talking about? You know, when usually Salaam says that I'm going to tell you this dream. Before even the dinner arrives here. It is. Imagine any day sitting in prison if

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they imprison mostly they got no sunlight coming in. So they've got no concept of time. Okay, this time that time, dark light, they've got no con, the only way they can, you know, have a concept of time is based on the schedule of the prison.

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Here, dinner comes or is this time next time is I don't know when the gates open or something you guys hopefully basketball. So that's the only way that I have they're gonna have a concept of time. So it's like they sitting in prison, useless. The two they've come to him and they really eager to know what's going on in the middle of the dream. And usually some you can hear, they can hear in the back that you know the trolley that they come with the food and the prison. Yeah, so they're rolling the trolley around. They can hear the gates opening and closing and all the rest of it. There's only a few minutes

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Food comes. Okay. So he said before the food comes in, you gotta know everything. It doesn't even say before the food comes, before the food comes to the party before the even you start eating the food, you know, the food might come. And then the guy is still going on talking and talking to me is like on demand. Now, before you even the first most you're going to put in your mouth. Hello, you know everything. So when somebody says kind of isn't this self praise?

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You know, I know that interpretation. I'll give you the interview even before the food comes.

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Because he says no, this is not the skill to knifes. Why? Well, because of two main reasons. Number one, is that is intention. Okay? Sorry. So notice, the number one reason is, this is the actual reality that this is the truth. The person here useless. I'm not saying things Jani. I think I know why I think I'm qualified, blah, blah, blah. No, Allah has made me a Prophet told me how to interpret dream interpretations, most probably better than anybody else. So I've got evidence behind what I say that's the first thing, okay, he's got evidence behind what he's gonna say, speaking about the reality, just like the professor certain would say that, you know,

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I am the master of the children. And there is no boasting in that whatsoever. is saying as a fact, matter of fact, this is a matter of fact, in the same way someone is saying as a matter of fact, okay, based on evidence, number two is the motive. Why is he if you like, somebody say being bigging himself up? Well, because there's a motive behind it, the motive isn't. So they say, Wow, what an amazing person he is. The motive is what

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was the reason he's sending them in such a amazing way.

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Now, in order for them to accept the message of Islam from him, not so they think he's an amazing person to get this, these two things are coming together to show us that there are certain times where you may need to speak up about your own qualifications. Here. Generally speaking, in ology law says hello to that, go enforcer calm, do not, okay. Give the schema to yourself, meaning, say to other people publicly that I am this I am that I have this. That's a general rule. This is like an exception to that. And there's some irony, if you like guidelines to make that exception, an exception. One of them is that it needs to be based on evidence. The other thing is that See, he's

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telling them that I know how to interpret dreams, and I'm very good at it. Number one, based on reality and number two, because they don't know that

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true or not, they don't know who use for Islam is here, they got no idea. That's very different, okay, to what we find sometimes happening amongst our brothers in our that they have, they have no hesitation in beating themselves up. And somebody makes a video and says this is the best thing you ever hear about anything about this matter? Come on, how do you know that what you're gonna say is the best thing ever?

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And secondly, is it really right that you should say something like this, that you should beat yourself up like this? Further to the psychology law said don't make the skill of your own? So we own souls? So is it really right that people do this now, you know, and it's it is a problem. It is a problem. It can be referred to as the skeleton of so so promotion, people are happy to promote the the own cells, and they don't even think twice about it. One of the you know, not only is it problematic from the aspect that our religion says don't promote your own self, but also from the effect of it has on one plus one's sincerity before Allah, a person is supposed to do good deeds for

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the pleasure of Allah his reward or savior from the fire. We've already mentioned this. Now, if you go around telling people I'm so good and doing dour, how many people have I converted? Do you know I don't doubt this person that does this, what they said about me?

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How is it going to impact on your sincerity

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on you then doing it because you like people's reaction? And so you can tell other people that this is what happened when you done this x, y and Zed? Isn't there a conflict there? That you can't you can't escape from it. Just imagine a person and he's promoting his own self. And this is another thing What am I why my shift mentioned that go to the sort of the people that are more qualified than anyone

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when they use it

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teach others about Islam? Did they ever say, come and listen to my does? Do you know how much I know? Do you know when I had the final? Do you know who I heard had Islam promoting themselves? So come to me and learn from me. Okay, forget about, you know how amazing I am? And how wonderful I am and all the rest of it just statements from the seller that show that they would promote their own does. If the fact is that the on no such statements out there from the early Muslims? What does that say about us? Sometimes people amongst us are happy to promote their own selves.

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Brothers, do you see what I'm saying? Here? Hear that? So promotion? And let me be clear what I mean by self promotion? Isn't that for example, you're delivering lessons or you're doing a project? Whatever it is. And that project, that lesson is being advertised we're not talking about that.

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We're talking about the person himself is promoting his own self.

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There's a difference between that and others around you saying, shall we not tell others about what you're doing? No problem, tell them, call them advertise promote No problem, you are doing it for

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this person.

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So it's not self promotion. Okay. It's actually just our others are promoting you just like the companions would promote the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and his message and his cool and bring them to him. You know? So when the person gets away from so promotion, he puts himself on the safe side in preserving is a clause number one. Once you say Do you know what I'm doing and come to me and the use clause becomes compromised. And no one can really say anything to the contrary.

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Do you agree with me or not? That when you promote your own self directly you are impacting on your class?

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And it is no two ways about it.

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Yeah, so here you said Islam, he is promoting his own self. But based on evidence number one, to people that don't know any better number two, and number three, for the reason that they accept his message as opposed to rate him as a person. Yeah. So keep these points in mind Sharla.

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Now, as far as the first point, the second lesson is being productive, if not I should mention this lukau useless was so on the ball. Two people come to him asking for dream interpretation. He immediately sees a force or an opportunity to give the hour and he takes it with both hands and are very proactive of him to do that here opportunistic in doing good deeds.

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Number three, prioritizing endow another point mentioned I have Nashua Rahim Allah,

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that as democracy he also said this, he said that this is the way any a person should deal with sinners and people that are disobedient. They come to you asking for a fatwa about something trivial.

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Don't give them the fatwa. Just like that. rather take that as an opportunity to teach them something more important than what they came to seek. These two men just want to the dream interpretation. It's of some significance. But those people are mushriks they are non Muslims. Surely you as a person knowledge and recognize that what is more beneficial for them is for you to teach them that Islam. So that then takes priority of what they came to seek. You see what he's saying here. Yeah. To give prioritize in in doing down.

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Okay, the last thing and this is a quite an interesting one. Okay. Another lesson we learn is about timekeeping.

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We begin this lesson from about timekeeping.

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He doesn't really have a short amount of time you can take as long as he wants

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to come back any time but he knew.

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He knew that

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is not true. He could have taken as long as he wants this whole point. Isn't it he could have taken longer the ones

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they serve is the good one is on.

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He was taken into consideration attention span of the prisoners from the either from the eye

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look at the eye color.

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Kumar Parmenter. sacani Elana Tacoma beater, we covered a Tia Kuma

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war in the ayah shows us that useful Islam is timekeeping, and doing our

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display behind the surface is keep his word.

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Not quite the somebody else. Just anybody else is sad.

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How was she mad?

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What do you guys think?

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Do you agree there's a lesson of timekeeping in there somewhere?

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Do you agree? Okay. Do you agree or not?

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You know, sure.

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What do you think?

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Allah told me?

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Yeah, so you think that Allah taught me how to interpret dreams? How does that teach us a lesson in timekeeping?

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See, for me, it was quite a bit obvious, but seems like no, it's not Yes.

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Yeah. Okay. How did you say though?

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Okay, he says, I'll tell you before the food comes here, then how does that teach us that his timekeeping

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is close to his close.

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So the way it teaches us a timekeeping is that he's saying that I'm not going to take a long time in telling you what I have to say.

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And the way I'll put that point across to you is that you know, the food you can hear that coming, isn't it? Before that comes I'll tell you.

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So though, is going to teach you about Islam, Islam.

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He says, I'm going to teach you I'm going to tell you about time.

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10 minutes,

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10 minutes, so he's already timing himself. Okay, this is how long I'm going to take, as opposed to what unfortunately many mo learners and sharks do when they give a reminder.

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going round and round and round and round around. And the person is going on and on and on and on. Everyone's dozed off.

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Come on, is that really right? As the professor even told us about this, in the Hadith, which is authentic, I think

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it's actually Muslim had these are murmurs of the Lord that I'm in total solitude virtually worthless Allah hoods, Betty, he may in turn mean 50s Pamela, that he's talking about Juma Salah. Okay, that

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the lengthening of a man's prayer with the Imam, and the shortening of the hotbar is an indication of his understanding,

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shortening of the hook but not longing of making it shorter. And here even though Rahim Allah He said, the process Armen liked for reminders and speeches to be short,

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as opposed to being long winded, and even even though they mean, Allah said that when a person only delivers reminder lecture wherever he should, and he not bore the people, not bore the people. And he mentioned that sometimes people do this, but they bore the people, they he rather he said you should be engaging.

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So here are halala usually Saddam Hussein, I'm going to teach you I'm going to tell you something important, but it's not going to take long I'm not going to take much of your time. Do you see it doesn't take much of your time when your food comes, it will be done.

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And this reminded me of something that happened to me when I went to Pakistan. We went in the summer burning hot Okay, and our black shirt communities are no good ideas were black in boiling hot heat here. So when I

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guess Juma went football, I think was my first good mother. And

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so my uncle said, we'll go and listen to this big shift. I said, Okay, let's go. So we went there and it was midday, and there was

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any like,

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some shaded areas, like a marquee basically. So we're inside the house and the shape no problem. Half an hours gone by Mashallah hood was going strong.

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are getting hot. It's really hot here. It was packed everywhere. You can't go anywhere you move, hellos your ego, no space anymore. another half an hour goes by and the sun has moved so far across. Now I'm in sunlight.

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And I'm sweating, sweltering heat about 4547 degrees.

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Then I need to get some water. I'm gonna die.

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So I go up to go and get some water and I fainted. I actually fainted. And I think my dad was nearby and he came and found me as I picked me up.

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I thought to myself, and now I think to ourselves, we've had a lot, hikma, you know, that the purpose of certain foods and the use of Islam teaching us here, that don't be long winded when you address people, rather keep it short and sweet to the point. And it's amazing. People talk about, you know, praise, presentation and delivery now, you know, and pay huge amounts of you know, the charge huge amounts of money to teach people how to stand and, you know, talk in public public speaking, and people pay good money to go and learn from those people. Everything taught to us in the Quran, everything had the public speaking. Unbelievable. So here, just people play attention

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here that if you're going to give a talk, okay, keep it short and sweet. And it Don't take too long. And by any this is somebody else's time at the end of the day. Yeah. And moreover, when you take long people attention goes down and they forget about what you're going to say anyway.

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Okay, last last person, Shana.

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Now that our goes further, what better to me Let Ibrahima is helpful Yaqoob.

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Now, often is told them that first of all, I, Allah has chosen me, he has told me some things. And the reason why I was chosen me is because I have kept myself away from the filth and the ideology of the people that I was living amongst which was should.

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Now the people are thinking, so where do you you know what tradition Do you follow them? You said you don't adhere to what anyone else is doing? Are you just like a lone person? I mean, do you have your own way? Now he comes with no What about to millet? I'm following the Mila which means religion, all of my forefathers, who Ebrahim is have an yaku alayhi wa sallam. He says the full for my football. Ibrahim,

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father of his heart, who was the father of Yahoo. And I am the son of that.

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I should mention this is that this is something that only useable Islam had on have to be a son of a prophet who was the son of a prophet who was the son of a prophet. And he mentioned this in the Hadith in Sahih. Muslim as well, that usually Islam is evil Kareem Abdul Kareem Abdul Kareem Abdul Karim, the noble one son of a noble one son of a noble one son of a noble one meaning son of prophets. Okay, no other person could make such a claim.

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So now he's sitting there Look, okay, now follow, follow his reasoning. Amazing. First of all, he says, okay, me, I'm not like everybody else. I don't follow the popular values of our time. I don't think they're right. Okay, so now they're thinking, Okay, so would you have your own values? And you make up your own stuff? No, no, no, I don't make up my own stuff. I'm following the tradition of some well known righteous people. Who are those people? Or even a human as you know how to be better him? Mostly, they did rhyme the Prophet. So there is a Silsila? Yeah, he's giving a link this chain. Me, what did I get my knowledge from? I didn't make it myself. Okay, for somebody else, that person

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was a prophet. That person was a prophet. That person was a prophet, where did that propagate his knowledge from?

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Allah. So he's saying that my views in life my values are coming from an infallible source to get this Revelation. Revelation is the only source of infallible knowledge. Just think about that for a second. Every other source of knowledge can and will at some point be invalid or incorrect? Is that true statement?

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So while the sources of knowledge are there

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while this was not originally what you know, people say, okay, what's the reality of this universe? life? Etc, etc. What modes of inquiry are there?

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sciences one, so science, okay. We'll help someone, you know, enquire and find out knowledge. That's true. What other modes of inquiry are they?

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The intellect or what do they call that when someone just uses the intellect to find out the reality of something

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Do you know

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This is science a discipline,

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philosophy, philosophy, this is philosophy, the mind or group of minds coming together to try and, you know, enlighten themselves as to the reality of some questions. Okay. So you got philosophy and you got science somebody may say, Well

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yeah, besides revelation

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laws, like follows

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the laws that are probably the best laws

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Yeah, that's right they changed the loose but what based what though?

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basis okay. So, we got philosophy because science and

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fit for our money you can say for throw

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tradition, what is the tradition based on and it was the root of the knowledge.

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Another one is logic, okay, logic, logic dictates certain things. Okay? So it can become like a source of knowledge. They got science, you got logic, you got philosophy? Maybe there's others, but these are the three that came to my mind anyhow. Now all three of those subject to

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error through

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history, they say to themselves that this is the most probable scientific explanation towards this, why did they say most probably because they know that it cannot be 100% correct. It cannot be so usefully salami saying that what I my knowledge, my values, and my beliefs are coming from the one and only infallible source. Allah subhanho wa Taala through revelation is making the case now, why do I believe what I believe?

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Yeah, the root of the knowledge of the which My belief is based on is infallible. Wow. Saying something that's making a big claim about what you believe, and you the significance of what you believe, implicitly saying, as opposed to what you guys believe, and he will say this explicit later on, when he says that as for you believe that dodona mean, do rely on what you believe and what you worship beneath Allah, in some made to move her into hukum. What you guys read is you made up yourself or your forefathers, you yourself came to this understanding, or your forefathers you just basically took what they said.

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So he's kind of showing the sources of the knowledge as for me as a Muslim, it is infallible As for you, if you look carefully, you made up your own self. Okay, man, can Allah and Lucia can be learned human shape. So these forefathers of mine, whose tradition I am following, man, Canada, it is not befitting for us to do shirk with a law min shape. It was enough for him to say to do not to do it, because a lot when he added min shape, it gives more emphasis. It is not befitting for us to shake with a lot in any way, shape or form. No way should is it waiting for us. Do you see now is becoming a bit more direct?

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Why? Why is he saying that? It's not befitting for us to ship. Because you guys do ship with a lot. And that's not befitting for us.

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implicitly saying it's not right for you guys to do that. Do you see is like being quite indirect? First we talk about his own self. Now he's moving from you know what, back to me, I follow to back in Atlanta, it is not for us to be doing shit with Allah.

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Do you remember what we call this building up the argument slowly, slowly.

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We refer to this in sort of the

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story of Korea, man comes along. And he says something very similar as though he says that it's not befitting for me to worship something other than what created me.

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How are you talking about yourself? I mean, these guys are the ones doing shit. And I'm building up the argument. I'm just thinking about my thoughts and out here, which is the AI is not right, you know that I should worship something other than the one that created me.

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Then he goes on to become more direct. What this call is called,

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therapy. Therapy is the building up of an argument starting from being indirect to being more direct, okay. And this is something that helps us there are other people respond positively to your argument and accept it. So he says my calendar initially could be lame and then he came in founded in that meeting to be a true believer in a law and not doing

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He shared with him that is, in fact a father. It is a grace from Allah to us, as well as to all people, because the prophets came to teach all people not just to have belief themselves. So do you see now he's becoming even more explicit than my what I am upon is what my forefathers upon and what they came with not just for themselves it was for all people here meaning you all Yes, I'm talking to you now. It's not right they do ship. You should be following the ways of the prophets. However, the Kim excellent Nancy ledger school, but most people that don't do sugar have a las panatela has two endpoints here. Number one, okay, why does he refer to Islam as father? Why does he refer to the

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religion of Islam as not Islam for a man? But as for the Grace, Grace or bounty or even blessing that this is a, you know, Islam? No, I'm not gonna call this now. I say this is a blessing

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for us and for all people. Number two question is, doesn't he say that, despite that most people do ship with a law for most people don't believe. He says, despite that most people don't do sugar.

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Do you see this? It would make sense to say we don't distribute the law. And this is the way of the profits. And in fact, all of us should be doing this. But most people

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they don't make sure. Instead of saying most people do to ship

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they. So we can answer these two questions. What is referred to is Islam as far as opposed to Islam or Eman? And what do you say most people don't do sugar as opposed to should they have so as a brother said that this is more appealing? It is true, it is more appealing? Because if you said Islam, they're like, what do you mean Islam? What does Islam mean? Exactly? would have to be a Muslim? Are you telling me to become Muslim?

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American you take it easy,

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as opposed to saying this is a bounty from God. I should take that bounty.

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Why not take the band is a grace. It's a blessing. Yeah, that's more attractive. So it's like what the brother said over here is saying the thing Islam or being technical saying though hate

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the hate, what is the hate? Okay, yeah. So the hate comes from the root of what harder to, to to unify? What do you mean unify? Okay? So a unifying God? Would you mean unifying God? Okay, so basically, there's three categories of

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easy three categories that are Hey, would you mean rubeola here, as well as if I had even heard about this.

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This is too much. speak to people in a language they understand. This is what we are learning here. speak to people in a language they understand if you come up with Arabic terminology or any terminology, you understand it, they don't understand it.

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This is counterproductive here, so to speak to even a language they understand. But

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as long as you're communicating the right meaning,

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many times the wording doesn't matter.

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Do you get this point? We have a deep one. But the fact is that he's talking in words. Yeah, neither are appealing to the people. If you use other words, which you may think are more correct, Islam or hate whatever. In fact, it may be counterproductive. He says he is a father and this is people anybody would understand this. Okay, so the second question Why does he then say okay, this is the way of the prophets and this is the way we should be not to sit with a lot but most people they don't do shocker of a law

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as opposed to saying most people despite that to shift to the law, don't believe Why do you think you said this?

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They giving thanks to them, okay. Yeah, can you explain a bit more how they're giving thanks to other than not being shipped

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by receiving payments.

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Close giving, receiving face from Allah and thanking others.

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Not quite though,

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is just said that this is a father from Allah, Islam and belief and imagine

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it's a bounty blessing from Allah. Most people they don't

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have the meaning. They do ship. The brother said that

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The second

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good word is I want to use the same wording.

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The ultimate,

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ultimate thankfulness is to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. And therefore if you give thanks to other than Allah, any, even though Allah is the source of your blessing,

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that is me giving what Allah is deserving of to someone other than Allah.

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Because whatever other thing out there you are giving thanks to you doesn't deserve it. It doesn't deserve rather Ally's The one who gave it to you. Yeah, and this is how people worship anyway, that is like showing, you know, kindness and gratefulness to something that worship which is based on sugar should only be given to Allah subhanho Donna when it is given to other than Allah. It is, in fact, Schick. And that's why a machinic by necessity is doing Cofer laws blessing.

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a mushrik, by definition, is doing confer of Allah blessing, meaning he's being in grant is ungrateful towards the blessing of a lost part of that.

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Okay, last slide here, which is one major lesson.

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Okay. And this major lesson was mentioned by a worker dessert, you

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know, the chef is still alive, I think. So he's a lover. So last year, half of the law, he said in his book of the seed, that one major lesson that we learn here, that it is wajib to publicly distance yourself from ship and its people. He said that it is mandatory on a person to distance themselves from

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the ship, as well as the people. What does that mean?

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It means that as a day, someone who's giving the power to others someone known to give doubt to others speaker or a scholar.

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You have to be clear on where you stand on certain issues. You can't be you know,

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he can't be half half of the issues on conference a man you have to have a clear position. This is wrong. This is right. And I have nothing to do with that. Okay. mccannon. Initially, Kabila, usually Salaam chose to explicitly say that we have nothing to do with that shit that you do nothing whatsoever.

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He could have just kept quiet about that. Somebody may say, No, if you keep quiet about that, then people may accept what you have to say. Because you're not being too explicit about what they believe. You just kind of say no, it's okay. It's no problem. As long as you believe this is what is clear distinction being made here. And this is what we learned in the Quran is low here, polio, you will care for your own.

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What is it?

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Abu Ma, taboo. I don't wish it were you. I've got nothing to do with your ideology, with your beliefs with your values. I don't agree with them what so ever. And then in the end lakum Dino Kumbaya? Do you have your way and I have my meeting. I want anything to do with it. Okay. And this is a very important point, that we need to appreciate that in our times where there is a huge attack on Islam and those that propagate Islam, people are now finding it very difficult to articulate Islam in a very honest, transparent way. Why? Because they're going to get attacked. Why? Because they're going to get labeled, they're going to get called radical extreme, what have you. And so

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what is happening, unfortunately, is that people now started to dilute their position on certain views. For example, homosexuality, what is the position that you hold on homosexuality?

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we are this act. And then this the thoughts?

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Why say is that the act islamically is prohibited.

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Colors and the story?

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Is that really accurate thing to say?

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Isn't the position of Islam very clear on that?

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Yes, it is. It is difficult for you to say what is the position?

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Don't say anything that

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agree or not? If it's that difficult to say, what the actual position of Islam is on X, Y, and Zed because you may be thrown in prison refrain.

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But that's when you do choose to answer it in a way and this is the key thing in a way that gives the impression to others that we're not really sure it might be

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This one.

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This is a big problem. This is a muscular that you are now standing in a position of representing Islam and you are giving the impression that Islamic view on this could be like this or like this, when in fact it is very clear. Yeah. What is the position of Islam regarding democracy? Or in particular holding democracy as being the one value that will save mankind or will will save mankind from any becoming barbaric or living any uncivil uncivilized lives? What is the view of Islam regarding that? What is the view of Islam regarding the fact that people should make their own lose? What is the view of Islam regarding segregation?

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Well, if somebody is going to answer those types of questions, they have to be give a clear answer, which shows I have nothing to do with that. We have nothing to do with that whatsoever. We do not believe that. And the people that heard you also need to get that impression. That's the main thing. They get the version are they quite clear regarding homosexuality? They're very clear regarding democracy, they very clearly regarding x, y and Zed.

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This share saying that this is why Jeep on a person that is publicly giving the power

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class we can finish it there to kind of go in and understand where to wake

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