Thrown in a Well – Episode 17

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Thrown in a Well
(Tafseer Ibn Taymiyyah of Surah Yusuf)

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Episode 17 – verses 54- 57
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen Serato sir modern man

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marrying the veena Muhammad in Nevada. He was actually he married some

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Samadhi commercial law here Baraka to mothers brothers and sisters,

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and welcome to the continuation of the shapes would use of an SRAM.

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This is the 17th lesson. And we reached the start the part of the story where useless is free from prison. He manages to reopen his case, he was falsely accused of,

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you know, trying to

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be decent with one of the most notable women in Egypt in Varanasi is the WiFi disease. And it just so happened, that the events unfolded that the wife of Aziz herself makes a full blown confession in front of the king and by extension, therefore, everyone in Egypt comes to know that this man Yusuf Alayhi, salam, though some of us thought that there was something suspicious because he was in prison, because allegations Now we all know that all along, he was indeed innocent.

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They also they're going to learn a lot more about him. Now, there's one interesting thing I forgot to mention that even Tamia Ramallah

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kind of analyzed, he said that the life of usefulness and I'm in prison, is kind of like the life of the processor. During the boycott, the boycott, which happened in the fifth sixth seventh year of prophecy in Makkah, where the process, along with his followers had to go and live in a valley, okay, on the outskirts of Mecca, all alone. And then, as time passed, food became scarce, they weren't able to business with anyone, and people even boycotted them from, you know, getting married into their families. So this time, during the life of the president, he said, is very much like the time of usefulness. And I'm when he's inside prison, because what is the essence of being in prison

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This is a being in prison is that you're cut off from society, and that your life is robbed of all of the luxuries and comforts that no people enjoy. So in the same day, very much similar in terms of making an analogy appears they're very much similar process, alum and his followers are now pushed into a valley to live boycott from everyone. They living in a place where they don't even have any food, shelter, his case and all the rest of it, away from society, no freedom. Just like uses an arm is inside prison with no freedom. But then he analyzes further and he said that however, the

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event in the life of the person being boycotted, is more virtuous in the eyes of Allah, then the time that useful is spent in prison under false allegations. Why? Well, because the person seldom, you know, was faced with two choices, basically, choice was You stay here living amongst us in Makkah and compromise on your deen. Don't say, you know, outwardly that you negate our gods, our values, our beliefs, and try to change a bit of what you say about your own beliefs. We can work something out, either you change and dilute down your message, or get out of here. Okay. So the first one made a decision to what not to change anything of Islam, and rather to suffer the

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consequences, just like useless saddam had two decisions, either you obey immortalises and commit Zina olearia, the biller or you go to prison.

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But you see the decision on the side in the in the incidence of the prison system was based on on religious grounds, meaning, the reason they were put into that situation with the only two choices was because of this.

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Right, not because of who they were, where they came from, or anything else because of their money, because their looks, position now is simply because of our you doing dour and calling others to Islam, put you in this situation, then you decided to bear the consequences and continue that is more virtuous in the eyes of a law than being put in a difficult situation and choosing to stay upon the truth and bear the consequences. Because in that situation, what brought you to that point of your life was not your deen and your vow to Islam was because of something else, though. Both are in

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credibly virtuous, a bit tamer, often law says that, you know, this instance of the boycott was more virtuous because it's because of the Islam and not because of anything else.

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So usually the sun comes out of prison, he manages to get his case reopened by the king. And what happens is that the wife herself admits in front of everyone that useless, innocent after all. Then there was that verse where somebody said, Enough, sir, that amount to be so that indeed the soul inclines towards evil. Who said that? Was it useful Islam? Was it in Ratan Aziz? We analyzed? You know, the different opinions there. We also explain the reputation of ambientais martial law against those that said it was useless and he said it can't be useless. And he wrote 11 reasons why we mentioned for them in the last thurs now inshallah we'll be taking vs number 5455 56 and 57 where

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there's a conversation that occurs between the king and usefulness of

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the bill hamina Shay Ponyo, Raji Bismillah Ar Rahman

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maliko to the B as the holiness holiness FSI

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can call in Leo Manoj Dana Mackey known me call

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me happy.

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You came back.

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You fill up the woman. Hi.

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Lucy Bobby montina.

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Sunni in all

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Fira de hoy.

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Okay, so, the first number 54,

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after useful Islam is, you know, his innocence is made known, what happens is now he comes out to prison you see before he was already asked by the king come out to prison. But when the messenger came, he says, Go back to your master mean the king and reopen my case, now the case is opened and his innocence is declared justice has been served. Now he comes out of prison. So when it comes out to prison,

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the king calls for him, the king says, We're called al Malik. Tony be Bring him to me as the historian of C

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stockless. Which means that to make something pure, okay, in this context, the king is saying giving an order that bring this man useful to me, I want to make him someone close to me such that he will be so close that there will be no one in between me and him. Yeah, like a class, which is at the root of this word stuck is to seek a class. It means to purify your intention,

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in order to do something just for the sake of Allah and Allah alone, not for any other reason. So you've got an intention, you're trying to take out any contamination, that intention to make it just for Allah, himself, purifying the intention. In the same way, the king is saying I want him to be under me. Okay, and I don't want anyone in between me and him. So he's made a serious impact on the king of Egypt. The king, okay, is now so impressed with us value system, that he's going to say to his people, I want him to be under me.

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As there's a number of reasons why that is. We're gonna explore why the king is asking for him to be brought to him and made someone exclusively and it's going to work under him. There's one issue here, who is an Malik the king? Is it as ease or is it somebody else who's more senior than Aziz or Razi Rahim? Allah mentioned that some of the scholars said no, this is Aziz himself. Okay?

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It's a no, this is the king of Egypt, who there is no one more senior than this. And then he said that it can't really be as these because in the verse, this person, whoever is says, Bring use if and I want him to be working directly under me. No one in between me and him. But the thing is, wasn't he already working under Aziz?

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Before he was his, his close servant, and there was no one between him and Aziz. So then it can't be Aziz must be somebody else. And this is the, this seems to be the reality that this is a king. Okay. And under him was as his before ways as he is now we don't know.

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So this is the most senior person in the whole of Egypt. And he's asking for users to come to him now. And he's already indicating how much he thinks of him. As Douglas williamsii Salama cattle among Paul in the kaleo Mela, Dana Makino, amin, philomela. And when they can lemahieu, who spoke to who, regardless of whether it's the king speaking the usefulness, or use of the subject to the king, Ally's telling us that there was a conversation that took place.

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Shaka ma says what happened is usually some comes to the king and the king says to him, You know what, I want to hear the dream interpretation from you. I want to hear from you. Now, you told me when he tells him the dream interpretation, just like he told the messenger before you know he's even more impressed with the way he's tells him you know, the way he carries himself and the way he articulates himself as Lord is so impressed that after speak to him call him Leone indeed you today let Dana with us. And then he says two things. Okay. You're going to be McKean and Joe Ameen. McKean means to be given a significant position. So King says to him, you know, I'm so impressed with you

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that I'm going to make you an offer. Okay, and offer that you can have any position you want in my kingdom.

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And then on top of that, he says, and also you are a mean meaning trustworthy.

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But hey, Rosie Ramallah says what the king is saying is that now, you will be known to be a trust worthy person, meaning is going to become known now, who you really are all along, you are trustworthy person, but today, you know, as a favor to you, I'm going to make it known to everyone. And somehow this is one of the main things that used to stop wanting, he didn't want to come out of prison, and people will be thinking negative thoughts of him he wanted his reputation to be restored. And other king himself is saying, what today? Okay, we're going to make you a mean, we're going to make you someone who's known to everyone to be trustworthy. So the king gives an open

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offer,

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which is that, what do you want?

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I'll give you whatever you want. Okay, imagine Jani.

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You in that position? The King says to you, what do you want? I'll give you whatever you want. Most people would say,

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like the Lamborghini, please, that caused the Nile, please give me that as well. And maybe you know, the fairest lady in the town. Can I have one of those? Oh, please. The So anyway, this is what most people that you would ask for. What is useful is that

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he asked for a job,

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a job, and not just any job, he asked the king for one of the most difficult jobs in the country. What is that job? To become the state treasurer? Why is the most difficult job in the country? It's not difficult because everyone's going to be going through a recession. In seven years time, the whole country is going to be going through a recession. So the guy who's going to be in charge of dealing with a recession is the state treasurer. Now use what is

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asked for that job.

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Strange. But look at the next verse. Okay, actually, before we go to the next verse, which is where you're supposed to, I'm actually asking for that job. We're gonna do an overview of a pair activity, okay, which is that a combination of many things that users did and said, made a huge impression on the king, and led him to treat users in such a special way. Yeah, some of the things that you sort of said, and did impact in the king in such a way that he said, You come here, no one's going to join me and you know, wherever you want, wherever position is, I'll give it to you.

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So what are those things? There's not one or two, there's actually many, many things that came together that he saw in use of Alice, that made such an impact on him. Bear in mind that this king, like everybody else in his time is emotionally, a polytheist a non Muslim.

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So what are those things that he saw in useless Islam? Well, that he heard about him even,

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you know, that made him become amazed with him. So you so take two minutes here in your peers,

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discus. What do you think those things are? Yeah, get into pairs now and Your time starts now.

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Okay.

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Fantastic. So the brother said that, well, the king has come to know of the innocence of useful Islam, which obviously says a lot about his character, right that he's very disciplined after all the pressure that was put on him. He never gave in to the call of the ladies for seduction. So it shows his character and his discipline. Very good. That's one thing.

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Okay, very good. So the the fact that he interpreted a dream that nobody else could, in a land where people were known to be, you know, fortune tellers, and, you know, very well read up on interpretive dreams. That's another thing. Yes.

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Okay. Very good. So he also used some also showed the king through his message that, you know, not only do I know the interpretation, but I also got to figure out how to do with it to here. We're going to come to that. Very good. Yes. Okay.

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Yes, shows integrity. Okay. Very good.

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Stay tuned. treasurer. Okay, very good. So the fact that he refused to come out of prison when he was given freedom,

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only because he wanted his case to reopen, and just to be served shows that he has integrity. Very good. We got to decide. How will you mean and you know, you will have

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on this side, we have a Muslim girl and

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the friend of St. James.

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So what's your name? Mohammed none of them. So which one of you would like to share something different Yanni?

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Okay, the fact that the king came to hear about how the Minister of Medina spoke out, spoke about him that he they said, We don't know anything, you know, evil or wrong to do with him whatsoever. So his reputation is speaking about him to the king here, his reputation.

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Very good, does something different, definitely a point to note, your salary.

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So you're saying that when he sees him,

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he, and then when he when he sees him and speaks to him? He is he goes even beyond his expectation? In what way though?

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The way we're

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not very good at it. So he said that these are like little parallel his world that once upon a time when he was taken as a young boy, by Aziz, you know, when he's captured as a slave,

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what are this? What does he say to his love? He said, a creamy mouthwash, take good care of him, put him in one of the, you know, in a good place amongst us to live for a long time. So what happened? Yeah, and he all of a sudden, he spoke about his slave like that, no, he met us for Islam, probably on the road trip back home, he talked to him and saw him and saw this child is an especial in the same way the king fella kandalama, who he speaks to us for this exam. And the way he is around, speaks to him and holds himself. He makes him think, you know, is no normal person. Yeah, so the interaction. So arouse your animal, I mentioned a number of things. Okay, let's see what he said.

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He said, The reason why the king was so impressed by him was for for number one, his knowledge. The fact is that the interpretation of the dream was much more than interpretation. It was in fact, what we call a rescue package, to help the nation of Egypt through the tough economic times that they're about to go through. And that obviously shows a level of knowledge, right? How does he know that we need to do X, Y and Zed to save ourselves from this recession?

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Number two is impressed by a sub is patience, as the brother mentioned, the fact that he enjoyed prison for so long, and yet he still didn't want didn't want to come out. Because you want his name to be the, you know, to be cleared shows a great level of patience. Number three, he said he's impressed by his other, his character, his mannerisms. One of the things that as you mentioned, is that what showed how you know

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Consider it useful as Adam was, is that he never said to the king, go and question him rotten, Aziz rather go and question the women who had their hands cut. Because if he went directly and said, ask this question, it will show a lack of etiquette, where etiquette could have been employed to reach the same outcome. So when he asked us women that cut the hand, which would lead him then to the disease in a more dignified way, the king got the impression that, you know, this man has a high level of other.

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And then, as the brother mentioned his reputation that the ex prisoner Firstly, the one who says, Let me go, and I'll go and find out the dream for you. The king is already thinking, well, who's this guy on about? You know, he's going to go and ask in a dream interpretation, obviously, he thinks highly of him. And then the women themselves, they say, you know, we don't know anything evil to do with him. So, reputation of usefulness. alum is also helping him impress the king a lot.

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Now, next verse 55. Paula Gianni, Allah has ended up in the hafeez on it. This verse, okay, useful Islam, he is the king saying, What do you want? I'll give you whatever you want. whatever position you want. McKean comes from McCann. Okay. And it's a description of a McCann description of a place or position, a position which is significant. Okay. So he said to him, I'm going to give you whatever position you want in my kingdom.

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So what does he say in response? He says, aegiali make me Okay, other hawza out on the huzar in an out hawza in his approval, okay, all khazana khazanah are the places the buildings in which the country stores its food, you know, like food that you can store for a while, as well as its money. You could say like the Treasury, okay. Obviously, in those times, it would have been Treasury that was filled with foods that they could store as well as money.

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So he says those two houses make me in charge of those store houses.

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And not just any art, meaning the land, our land, meaning Egypt, so the whole of Egypt, okay, has two houses where the wealth of the nation is kept safe. Make me in charge of that. And modern times we would say, make me the state treasurer. Okay, the State Treasurer is in charge to charge the finance of the nation, right? This is the same thing. So he's asking for that position. Now, that position, they said is number two in the whole nation, that this is the most senior position under the king. So useful? Islam is asking for the most senior position of the okay. And it's not just a position, which is going to be easy is very difficult, because the country is going to go through a

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recession. Nevertheless, he asked for it.

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Then he says Why? Why am I asking for that position? Am I asking you because I want to be given power? And because you know, I just want to be known to be the most powerful man in Egypt have to you know, he says, there's two reasons why I want to be given that position in me, indeed, me, for sure. I am happy. And Honey, I am happy to meet, which means I'm a protector.

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And Ollie, which means I'm very knowledgeable. So how do these two qualifications fit very well, with that position?

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How do they go hand in hand like you've got this this qualification? For sure that jobs for you? Well, they explained by saying happy, which means to protect and to be able to preserve. And obviously, if you're in charge of the wealth of the nation, one of the things that you must ensure is that it's not used incorrectly. It's not wasted. Okay, and it's protected from other people. And that's very interesting as well, because you know, Egypt is going to go through a recession, but not just Egypt, the areas surrounding Egypt up to it, including Palestine, also going to be hit by recession. Who's the only country in that area that seems to have a lot of surplus food and wealth?

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Egypt? So at that time, is it going to be on Egypt? Let's get something from Egypt. And some people obviously, would try and pursue that, you know, through illegal ways. So the person in charge at that time is going to have to be able to give security to Egypt. So he's already saying I'm happy. I can do them and now to protect that wealth.

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But the job of the State Treasurer is not just to hoard the wealth is to distribute it out, according to the needs of the country. Yeah, in order to be able to distribute the money out to according to the needs, you need to know the needs, and need to be able to prioritize the needs, which means you need to have knowledge. Yeah, you to have knowledge. Those are the two main things that a person needs to be a state treasurer, he says I have them. And this raises two questions. First of all, is it right for a believer to seek a position of leadership? Is it right for him to do that? Many of us, you know, may be thinking, well, that's probably right. You shouldn't shouldn't

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ask to become a leader in our in our country, let alone a non Muslim country. A second question is why there is no right to talk about my qualification and say, do you know how very knowledgeable person you know? Do you know that I have this qualification? Do you know that?

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Slowly ryla jelajah to the coup and fusa coombsville to najem. Allah says do not make teskey of yourselves do not basically praise your own selves in front of people publicly.

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So what is happening here?

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is useful Islam doing something on Earth, but not really right. Every time I will explain later, we'll come to this.

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The other interesting thing is that you see these two, two descriptions of himself, we can look at them from another perspective. To say that I'm Harefield indicates that I have good character, you know, certain is trustworthy, I can, you know, have it in me to take care of others in this way to speak about your knowledge is to talk about your experience, and also your skills. When it comes to getting a job. Many of us, you know, focus on our skills have got this skill, that skill, you know, these qualifications, my knowledge about this, and this is this is good.

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However, as an employer, you know, what really matters is skills, but also whether the person is a good person, character, can I trust him, you know, and many times, people in charge will employ others that are not really qualified, but they can trust them.

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And they would rather not have a very qualified person that they can't trust. Because, you know,

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trustworthiness is a very, very, you know, significant reason why you would be employed, being a trustworthy person. And this is what we're being taught, even if you go to the life of moose Atlas. Now, when he goes to madeon. And those women, you know, he he comes across those women who helps out and then they bring him to their father. Many people think that is very valid, some but even American law says, No, that is not the Prophet show, which is the father.

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What is the lady say to her father about musasa? She says, Hi, him. Why should we hire him? She gives two descriptions. He's a we Yun mean, he's strong, and Mr. Islam was incredibly strong, and to be, you know, to do labor's job, you need strength. So he's on those grounds. He's qualified. But also he's I mean, he's trustworthy person. And for someone to give a job to another person, and he wants to know, is this person trustworthy or not? He might have the skills on paper, okay. CV is where everything that says that he's right for the job, but is he a person of integrity? Is you trustworthy? That's very important as well. So any here you live useless around that nanny to become

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qualified for a job? Isn't this about knowledge, okay? It's about character as well.

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So,

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rather, Ashura. himolla, said the Ignacio Rahim Allah, he said, there's like a comparison here between our workers deep and useless.

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Workers was like living, you know, in the tradition of useless around when he also okay put himself forward to become the halifa after the demise of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam just like use of Islam put himself forward to become the state treasurer when the opportunity presented itself. And then he said, even actually was very interesting because both of them are known as deep as deep, which kind of leads us on a bit of a discussion. What does it mean to be a deep, you know, trust with an honest person? That's a translation, but only if we were to really get to grips with this title as deep. What does it mean to be asleep deep? Then what my chef, Chef Hasan had said, is

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that a Sudeep person is somebody who excels in every field of good every

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Single diverse field of goodness that is out there, that there's a deep person, he does all of that

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to the highest grade possible. So here, if you look at look at the city club 11, a city of this oma, what we find is that no one could outdo him in any good deed, any good did. You know you may have read the narration, we after fudger, the president turns to the gathering of the companions and says, who, you know, has given support. Okay, who's done, he was due to a sick person, who's I think even.

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And he made a janazah. I'm not sure about that one. But he mentioned a number of different good deeds. And for every single one of them have a bottle acidic says, I've done it already, which is amazing. He asked me out further time, which means he doesn't mean the night time.

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So he's too deep. Because every single good deed out there, he would do it better than anybody else. And the same usefulness around here and now is going for a job.

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This job is not religious, in and of itself is a job to serve the nation. Okay, as a state treasurer, but he is going to do it better than anybody else. true or not. Nobody else can do it better than him, for he already knows what's going to happen through the dream interpretation. So he said the, because every single avenue of good that comes about, he excels and does it to the best of his ability.

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Okay.

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Now, the lat the second last verse, what can barely commit can only use to fill up the at about one minute Hey, through yoga, and thus we establish useful Islam in the land. So he could live in any place he please. So now Allah subhanaw taala is speaking, the story is being paused. And Allah says that, what can you just saw what happened here? He got out of prison, and his name was cleared. And the king became impressed, and he was offered anything you wanted. And he chose the most senior position in Egypt. He came from prison to the heights of being number two in Egypt, just like that.

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So let's say is that okay, you may be thinking, wow, useful Islam, managed to do all of that. That's amazing. Well, maybe worse than that. You're thinking, Wow, what a coincidence. Everything happened just like that. Everything just fell into place. What a coincidence, a lot of sales work at ellika. Matt can know the use of a fuel pump? Matt can now we are the ones that met Connor to establish something firmly. We establish use of a Salaam on the earth, we did that.

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Nobody else did that. Even though you say saddam needs to be admired for what he did. The reality is that all parts of my plan. What is interesting is this is the second time this expression is being used, what can barely can can the use of a feel of the first time is using verse number 21, we use with some ends up in Egypt. And what do you know, the person who's going to take charge of him as his master? Is that Aziz? And Aziz, what do you know, likes him and wants to treat him really well. So you're thinking, Wow, it's quite amazing that all of these combat like that, Allah says, What can Delica McNally use of Il y in order to teach him that we had these in order to teach him how to

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interpret dreams? Now, this is coming again now. Yeah, in a very different context. First time, people were thinking, Oh, he's a slave. And, you know, look at what is happening now. He's been torn from his family ended up in a foreign place. You know, how comes your law? In that context? Work? identica McCann, we're being told Allah saying is true, that bad things are happening to him. But don't worry, all part of a plan.

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On the flip side, so many good things are happening to him. Now in his life, Allah is saying, well just hang on. It's not because of who use valleys and armies or coincidentally, you know, some fantastic things are happening. I am doing that. Okay, I'm the one fully in control of everything that is happening to him. What is happening to him now yet about what will mean?

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That he can devour, which means to go back to a place where you can stay as an established person, like a home, but not just any home home that you're going to stay. So now, a larger law is telling us that the situation is such that useable Islam can choose to live wherever he wants, in any part of the

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Any way you want, because he was forced to live in a prison for so many years now. It's gone to the level where he can live wherever he wants in the land of the king, anywhere he wants so you can choose biggest causative he wants no problem. Hey, wherever you choose, new Cebu be urashima Tina Manisha. And then Allah says new Cebu. atharva means to target something, Allah saying we target Mira Medina with our mercy, who ever we so choose was quite amazing that Allah is telling us that he's targeting useful Islam now with his mercy. And the way he is showing that Mercy is by giving him dunya

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giving him dunya that he is able to live wherever he wants, which means two things. He has material wealth at his disposal, now, he's made it he's rich, and he can live wherever you want, money is no longer a problem. But also his given respect and prestige now that people are going to look at him in a way that is of respect. And he's Wow, look at who he is now. He's gotten to that position. You know, and in life, to be honest, these are two main things from dunya

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people seek number one money and number two fame, you know, now times, you know, with the with YouTube, and videos going viral,

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people are willing to do anything to become things. Isn't it true? some videos that have gone viral? Are videos of people assaulting them their own selves? Can I remember seeing a video this guy?

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The What is he doing is crazy as farmer, he's on the roof of a building. Okay, he's gonna jump off the building to land onto a huge blown up balloon

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and then try and bounce off it into a pool of water. That's what we're gonna try and do.

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So the stage is set, he's got his friends, you know, shooting the video. And what happens is the guy jumps off the roof.

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The ball is he's supposed to jump onto the ball, and then flip onto the pool. When he does he jumps too far and misses the bowl completely lands on his bum and breaks his back

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and breaks his back and the guys laughing and everyone is laughing.

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And one of the day they put that video online

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what the people are dying to become famous in our times. It's true, isn't it? People are dying to do anything to become famous, you know, prank prank videos have become you know, viral, people love to watch prank videos. And some of those videos the only the it's not just a joke, you actually, you know, scaring the life out someone

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or you know, emotionally you know, destroying someone

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in order so it can be captured on camera, and then you and your channel can become famous, and the money that comes with it. That's another thing. So La Jolla is saying that basically

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dunya what people really desire has now been brought to the feet of use of Islam. Yeah, and when that happens to people, most of the time it corrupts them, most of the time it corrupts them. So let's say Lucy Bobby rush mattina, Manisha we give this dunya and in this sense is Rama to whoever we choose. So use of it has not been given done, you know? Why have we been? Why have we given him dunya? Why

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is it is it as a punishment, sometimes a punishment people sometimes because out of Russia, Allah says Allah, no, do your own whitening, and we do not let go to waste the reward of those that do good, meaning that the reason why we've given him dunya is because he's done so much good in his life. And part of his reward will be brought forward and be given to him now as he lives in the dunya.

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As well as that which is to come here as well as that wishes to come. And the way Allah gentle Allah said that is in a way that applies to any person. Yeah, because Allah says, Allah will do you a general washing machine in the plural meaning whoever out there wants to have a share of this. They do. do good to others. do good to others for the sake of Allah. And if you do, then one of the things that you will see is that the dunya will come to you here the dunya

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We'll come to you. Obviously, there's a way to deal with the dunya. And this issue of wanting junior and junior coming to you, of course, you said it wasn't doing this for dunya. But dunia was coming to him. And then it was coming to him. And that was urashima from Allah subhanaw taala. So let's saying that we give reward

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to whoever we so choose. And some of that reward comes to a person in this life, and sometimes it comes in the life to come. Now, one interesting thing I wanted to pick out to you in this, in this ayah is what is the word work? atellica mccannon. Allah says, We are the ones who establish people on the land, meaning people attain position in the dunya because I am the one who decrees it for them. There's no other reason. It is true that the person strives to do good things in his life. Okay, make good decisions. But sometimes it doesn't happen. Sometimes it doesn't happen.

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A very good example of this is a

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soldier broods, we learn about the people of the ditch, and other stories of people who did amazing story. What happens is that in the end, the the people, many of them become believers here become believers, who happens when they become believers? And the king says, okay, you know, you're gonna burn,

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or you're gonna burn. So they became believers, and then they go into the fire.

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So in terms of dunya, did they get anything? Nothing, nothing at all. The goal is to be burnt alive. Somebody might be thinking, and never achieved nothing.

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They became believers in chief nothing. Allah says.

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They're Lika foes who can be that that fate becoming a believer, and then dying straightaway afterwards? Because of your belief? That is false success. That is could be, that is great, great success. because somebody's thinking or living any dunya. And you heard the chief? No, no, they achieved everything. Getting the dunya is an extra. This is an extra, if you didn't get it, you still succeeded? Yeah. So the point here is that, you know, sometimes people will think to themselves that if you want to succeed in life, you know, it's down to you is down to your decision. Decisions is down to your determination is it down to your hard work. And though that is true on a

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level, it is not the real reason why someone makes in the dunya. The reasons why it makes it lunia is because Allah subhanaw taala decreased in the dunya.

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Now, this is important, because in our times, what we are taught through education system is that there is some a concept known as marketability. merit ability basically means that you know, people out there that succeed, the reason they succeed, is because they worked for

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Now on the flip side of that coin, is that people that don't succeed, that are couch potatoes, if you like, the reason why they are couch potato is because they deserve to be a couch potato.

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Yeah, do you see the the flip side of that concept, which is that if you want to become a, you know, upper class person or move from your social class, from lower class, to middle class to upper class, it's basically down to your hard work. If you don't put the hard work in, you can stay at the bottom of the pile.

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Is that really right to say that?

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It's true on a level that if you work hard, you'll achieve many things in your life. But look at this man here. Okay. This is a story which I just read a few a few days ago. It's about this, this this man in America, I think he's Canadian. In fact, as 16 years of age, he had everything going for him. Okay, he was in high school, he's doing well. He was becoming a professional footballer, not a football, a an English football, American football. And he had it all lined up, basically, he was gonna become someone great. What happens when he's 16 years of age is a girl accuses him of raping her. Okay, raping her,

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a when they went to court. And what happened is, you know, the legal system in America is totally upside down.

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What happens is when you get taken to court in America, they put many, many charges on your head. And each charge attracts a certain number of years in prison.

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You can end up looking at, say 100 200 250 years in prison. How Does that even make sense? But this is the way that the legal framework works in America. So what happens is there's what's known as an appeal process, which is that a guilty appeal is given. And if you say you're guilty for discharge, this one here, not only

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This one, just this one, then it will be cut down to six years. So basically, what happens is that 99% is what I heard from a lawyer 99% of the people that end up in court in America can you know, charge of something will be convicted? 99% Why will because of this system, that most of them just say, I'm guilty for discharge in order to get the lowest sentence possible, because the alternative is to face 250 years in prison.

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They, so this man, falsely accused, he said, Okay, I'll admit to discharge. He spent, I don't know, seven years in prison. Now what happened is that Gil, she was caught, okay, telling someone that she made it all up.

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That's what happened. And that recording was then brought to court again. And that man was freed of that and or 10 years or something. Now his life was ruined. Okay, his life has utterly ruined his career. Forget about education, forget about it, reputation, forget about it.

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So what we learned in this man's story is that you can be in the best position.

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You can have the best education, you can work hard, but things may never turn out to be so great for you, isn't it? So we learn. So the concept of marriage stability. Number one, it is an unexamined concept, because it divorces the person from thinking about God and the role of God in the lives of human beings. And secondly, it is wrong because it's not always right. Yeah, so what we say is that work hard. And if Allah wills you will become someone of status in the dunya. But even if you don't, doesn't actually matter, because having status Vanya is nothing Allah does not value the dunya here alone he gives it to some people who work hard either as a test for them who as a type of reward for

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them the real success in and looks upon the next verse. What

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What can we attack on

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the edge of the reward of the hero meaning after you die and accountability is brought is higher is far better? Danny then what? far better than what everything that you just heard use along with given now people will be listening. They can well you know, he's got a top job with the king. And now he can live in his own castle. He's got power everyone respect to give his go. Everything man is so awesome. Allah says oh, by the way, how on earth you hate the word he's gonna get in the Oculus. far better than this year. Again, it shows a lot doesn't value the dunya Yeah, doesn't very dunya Bella says that it's gonna be better for this type of person, Linda, Dina, for those that are men

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who that have a man. What can we learn? And people that exercise taqwa. What does it mean to exercise taqwa? It means that you stay away from harm out of the fear of loss, punishment or earning his anger. Okay. Now what is interesting is Allah subhanaw taala. Said,

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the Akira, and the rewards hole is better for the person who are men who in the past tense here, those that have, have had a man.

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But then Allah said regarding taqwa, not those that people that have had taqwa, those people get the boom in the present tense. Those people that exercise taqwa webinar, Shu Rahim, Allah said here analyzing the difference is saying that for sure, a person these are human, always that's something that is a covenant between you and Allah to remain faithful to him. You can't say one day Honey, I won't have the man or the other we love you always believe in Allah. Always. As for exercising taqwa, some days you do better than others. Some days you feel true or not. And some days you excel. So Allah to His mercy didn't say that the edge of the Earth was better for the one man who, what the

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people that always have Eman and always have Taqwa. Because then people like me and you would say, of those people. I don't have to go every single day of my life. So let's see. What can do.

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Any they try to have Taqwa of Allah. Allah Allah say this in other places go for taco llama subpart failla as much as you can, meaning some people will be able to do more than others and sometimes a person will fail. Sometimes a person will succeed. Allah wants you to try and fulfill your potential in that

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Okay, second thing I want to say is the reward of the Hereafter is far better for the believers who are hooked up clean than whatever they may be given of the dunya in terms of wealth and power, even if it'd be the likes of what use of it is an arm was given

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that you

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now there's one master here, okay, we're going to discuss now.

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You know, what can I ask everyone just to stand up for a second? I don't know it's hot in here, people are feeling a bit tired. Just stand up for a second. Instead of stand up center.

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And can you give your pet a massage, please the person on the right give the person on the left hand massage on the shoulders of the shoulders, the shoulders, quickly, quickly wake them up, and massage gently that's gonna wake them up.

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And now the other way, the other way the other way, the other way.

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Okay, now sit down.

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Okay.

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Now that this is the muscle of the muscle that is that was not an Arabic. So when we lie, to seek a position of leadership, is this something we should do or not? I'll give you an example. Okay.

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In University, and it's that time of the year where we need to select a meet of the ISOC. They

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they so now as many universities do, we need a democratic process. In order to do that we need candidates to come forward. And not only say they don't mind taking that position, but to explain it anyway. Should we give you the position by now? This a few brothers, Mashallah. And I think that, you know, they do a good job. As me I don't think I'll do a good job. So I'll go to the brothers say brothers, you know, Marshall, you know, you knowledgeable brothers, you know, I see you go to the masjid, you attend talks, and one of the one of you I think, you know, Arabic And I think your house of Quran, I'm pretty sure. What do you guys go for that position? is really good position, you'll be

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able to help us a lot. The brothers say stuff for minority stuff Rama, how could we ever pursue a position of leadership? This is something blame worthy of a believer, not befitting for a moment to put himself forward. Yeah. And he for a position of leadership.

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This is wrong.

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Is it wrong? Well, actually, you know what, they're right. They're right. And they're wrong at the same time. Right. And they're wrong at the same time. What do you mean? Usually, saddam says to the king, yeah, each other haha.

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I want that position. What position that position, the position where I'm state treasurer, I'm basically the most senior person in the country. So the problem then is how do we understand this use of Islam? was seeking a position of leadership? true or not? Always, you know, we misunderstood that he was.

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So then brothers, he told me to make it so far, they are going to tell you so that's not me so far as well for what you did.

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So how do we understand them? They've been temporarily explains okay. He says, number one, the profits are seldom censored seeking out position or chasing after position of authority or leadership. This is something that is true that a person islamically speaking should not chase after positions of authority and leadership. Okay.

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Okay. And then number two, however, use of users request that Islam was different, and not considered a seeking out leadership position, which is prohibited. So he says, basically, there is a fundamental principle here, which we're going to tackle, which is, you shouldn't seek out a position of leadership. But then a single use for that some did was different, and doesn't come on to that prohibition. Now is going to explain how so he says is different. Because he was seeking out a prolific way to do Dawa, to bring justice and equity amongst the people and to alleviate as much oppression as possible. So what he's saying is that his intention was very different. What was his

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intention to become the state treasurer, his intent, his intention was threefold.

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Number one, in that position, I can do dour. I'm living in a land where most if not everyone is a non Muslim. I need to communicate to them and invite them to Islam. If I go for that position, are they able to do that in a very amazing way and not

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But to in that position, I'll be able to try and bring about justice amongst people. And I'm in a position of leadership, I'm in a position of influence. And therefore I can bring about a level of justice. And number three, I can try and alleviate some of the oppression that is going on. Okay, this thing is not right in the system, some people are dealt with unjustly and in that position,

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as opposed to outside the opposition are able to do something about so his intention is very pure.

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Okay, let's pause there. What's the alternative intentions that people have when they seek a position of leadership? What intentions do people usually have?

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Was that

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wealth, okay, so I'm actually doing it for the salary. Okay. But the thing is that, you know, MPs, for example, you just said

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so, almost equation. So you'd like MPs are not made police, MPs and members of parliament? They don't get paid that much. Like some of them are lawyers. Okay. They like on six figure salaries? Well, MP, I think they get about 60 K, solo money, based less than what they would have got doing the other job as a lawyer. So then it's not money for them. That is it.

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What is it and for them?

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status. Okay, so status, anything else? partner status?

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power, status, power?

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praise. Okay. So did you really get praised?

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Okay, so there is a level of prisoners, you know, that they would get a level of? Well, the wow factor.

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So power, wealth,

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fame. These are the main reasons why people usually seek out the position of authority, isn't it? Yeah. So you know, people want to become the committee members of mystery. You don't even come to the musty.

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Strange, you want to become the committee for the committee of the mess, you don't even come to the mercy?

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Well, maybe it's another reason

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for you. So okay, so people have very different reasons for seeking out positions of status. That's what we just learned. Also, use of his

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intentions were pure. But the thing is, this is the thing that you might have the best intentions in the world, you're not qualified to not even have the best intention in the world. But, you know, you struggle to get out of bed on time. It's true, isn't it? you struggle. So you want to become human and run the affairs of the country. Okay, and you've got this problem with sleep, and you just love sleep, and you just always sleeping?

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Is it really right for you to put yourself forward?

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Is it you go into yoga? Or do you know what I want to do for this country? Again, I don't doubt your intentions. But

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do you have the qualifications? Yeah. So now look, even terrafirma law says. So his intentions is mentioned that he says in this position, he's able to do hide the likes of which he cannot do without holding this position. True, very true. Bearing in mind that he through the tail wheel of the King's dream knows in detail the financial affairs of the state for the coming 15 years. Yeah. So this is about his qualifications, that it's not just he's got the best intentions. Okay. He's also backing up those intentions with actual qualifications. Like he knows the interpretation of the dream. The interpretation of the dream is the financial forecast for the next 15 years. Plus how to

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deal with it. All it means is qualified, isn't it? So there's intention.

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And then this qualifications, okay, this is how it's different prism. There is a third thing as well, which is that sometimes you might have the best intentions. You're super qualified, but the system doesn't allow you to do any of those things.

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is not true. Like if you wanted to become part of the Prime Minister's cabinet, okay, this is the most senior position in the parliament. This is the 22 MPs and the Prime Minister so this cabinet, okay, they are the ones that initiate legislation.

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There's something called the cabinet collective responsibility, which means that if the cabinet

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Those 22 people decide tomorrow as they did, that, we're going to change the definition of marriage to include homosexuals, then, even if you've got the best intentions in the world,

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and you qualify to be part of the cabinet,

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the fact is that you can't do the things that you want to do. Because the system is such, and this is the reality that if there's one particular line in the cabinet, and you disagree with that, you cannot express your disagreement to anyone.

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Yeah, so you have to toe the line, even if it's something as serious as this.

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Ah, so you got good intentions, okay. And you're qualified, I'll give you that. But in that position that you're saying you want to get into, are you even able to do those things that you say you want to do? To me the position might not allow you to? Are you following brothers over last year?

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Yeah. Okay. So when it came to us about Islam, the fact is that he's so close to the king. Okay. And the king, he loves him. Yeah, especially Selena, I want him to be next to me by my side, it means he's got a level of flexibility in what he wants to do with the country and where he wants to take the country. Moreover, the country's already indebted to him, because he's going to take them out of recession. So on all three levels, there is a tick intentions are pure qualifications

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and ability ability, or Audra is also a green light. Now, let's take this back to the example of the eye sockets. Okay, which is hole brothers. Okay, now, you know, this about use of a restaurant, do you still refuse to take the, you know, the position of becoming the meat of the ISOC?

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Yeah, I see what you're saying. So you said if you have good intentions, we can. And also we qualified? Yes. And the position allows us to do some of those things that are good and stop, things are bad. Yes. Okay. Now what usually happens,

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what usually happens is, unfortunately, brothers, they, they still don't want to come forward.

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They still refuse. And sometimes that's a big muscular, the need and a mirror of the ISO. And the role of the ISO, is to facilitate basic things for the Muslims like Salah. No. ISOC means there's no representative body for the Muslims. No representative body for the Muslims means that there can be no prayer. And there's no one to say, Can we have a prayer room? Please? true or not? no drama, no drama. Why? Or because you said, Yeah, I can do this position. I can't do it.

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Even though you know now that you can, in fact that you should pursue that position, if these three things are a green light. So why do people not come forward? It is not genuinely for religious reasons. It's just because of a lack of competence, through lack of confidence, I shy away. I can't do any being in the limelight. I don't know if that's for me. But if there's no problem, okay, we can deal with that. Here we can try and, you know, take the out of the person help him. But once a person says no, for religious reasons, I can't. This is wrong.

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This is wrong. This is what we're learning we're learning is that the prophet SAW a sudden

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he told us don't seek positions of leadership. And the understanding of that prohibition is that if you seek a position of leadership for the wrong intentions, is prohibited. If you seek a position of leadership and you're not qualified, you shouldn't be doing it. Okay, now that we just finished it.

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And if you seeking a position of leadership, though, you have right intentions and qualified but you can't do the good thing you're supposed to and stop the evil you're supposed to, then don't do it.

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In fact, there's one other thing, which is what was what my shirt mentioned. He said that the reason Islam prohibits someone seeking a position of leadership is because the person is seeking the position itself and not what the position contains. What does that mean? And you know, you get a badge for becoming the image or you become you get a title because

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The committee members, oh, you know, you become the head brother or head sister, the tie to head brother.

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That is why I want on my CV. That's what I want. I want to be the God sub of the town. That's why I want concrete use of suffering from problems and you can't even remember what you had for breakfast yesterday. And you want to become the children of the village. Why I just want the title before I die. I want the title in my on my reputation that I was I was

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doing is be clear why the Sharia would prohibits here

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is prohibiting the person seeking that title that comes with the position, meaning, the respect the perks, everything else. As for the person who doesn't seek the tie to a meet of the ISOC. But he seeks What? The hype that comes with that position. Because being the Emir of the eyes of means, I can do Tao, and I can bring benefit to people in a way that I just couldn't do if I was not in a position true. Not true. Yeah. So I am seeking that just like useful Islam is seeking the height of the position, as opposed to the position itself. Do you understand this point?

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Is it clear? Or do you still think No, you shouldn't be seeking any form of leadership? good intention, bad intention, shouldn't be doing it. There's no lawyer juice. What do you think? Creating noise, okay, we know that we can be found not confident, that's another thing. I can get someone to beat me up and told me that you need to become confident. Well, as follow I found amazing is

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two things. Firstly, you know, when you study so just seen about the Roger, mean, apostle, Medina, old man comes from the furthest part of the village. Why, in order to come and tell the people,

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you know, follow the messages, and what he's going to say that is going to get killed.

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And the fact is that that man have been on the job hunt a lot.

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He showed great confidence in a time when it was critical. And a time also that he could have said, I'm not the right person for this, any if the motor saloon can't do this, and change people, for sure, I can't do that.

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Let me just

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look for the sidelines, instead of saying that he went through his panel, you know, showed great confidence. The second thing that we learned about use of Islam,

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okay, is that

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even though he's the only believer, living amongst non Muslims are not just non Muslims. They're like the most, you know, civilized, non Muslims in the world.

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Even though that was the case, he never suffered from an inferiority complex, that as soon as he came out of prison, he's ready to rule the people. Wow. And not just rule them, according to the way others want, according to the way they want, he's going to do it according to the allowance here to the best of his ability, which how the law says a lot about the way his mind saw the world, that though he lived amongst non Muslims, and what usually happens is if you are a minority living amongst a non Muslim majority, and moreover, that they are, in terms of worldly perspective, more civilized, you know, in terms of Yanni, where you came from back home, you know, medicine is nowhere

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on the same level as it is here, in terms of technology, in terms of military power, these guys are far superior than us. What usually happens is that those Muslims start to suffer from an inferiority complex, which basically means that they see those people as being superior to them and then being lower than them. And that has many manifestations.

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But RG that uses now never felt this, you know, felt this he, even though he's the only believer,

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and he came from bedroom from the bedrooms and living in the desert, no technology there. And now he's coming to Egypt, but they've got, you know,

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they've got two houses and God kingdom and he said, Yeah, it's true, but Islam and Sharia, for sure superior than any of this.

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Even though he was one and only person living in the greatest civilization of that time, he never, ever felt

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inferior to them. Yeah, cha cha. This brings us to the end of the panel over

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