Thrown in a Well – Episode 21

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

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Episode 21 verses 77-80
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alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala MB mursaleen Nabina. Muhammad in March early he was here in from Somalia, Kumasi, ye vaca to their brothers and sisters. Firstly, apologies for my lateness because the Muslim is in the middle. So we have to stop on the way to pray. But my apologies,

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inshallah, the future use of this is the 21st lesson now.

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I hope that we can finish it in the next four lessons and Charlotte has a plan next for lesson Charlotte to finish it. And the part of the story that we've got to now is the part where useful is that

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is the Aziz of Egypt. His brothers have come now for the second time. Okay, and what happens the second time they come is they come with Binyamin. Why? Because you said Islam asked him to bring him the next time they come. However, what transpires is that a modular Allah guides usefulness. And this is what we said that the plan that you came up with, to keep in your mean with him, was something inspired to him by Allah.

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The verse in the Quran, which kind of explicitly tells us that ally inspired that, to us very Salaam is the words can barely get killed in the US. And that is how kids are now we plotted on behalf of use of violence. And I'll also mentioned that it wasn't even possible for him to be honest, living in that land with the, with the rules and the laws of that time to be able to keep a foreigner in Egypt, like he did.

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So I inspired him to keep you Binyamin. And the way he did that is he took the king's cup, he put it in the bag of his own brother, with me knowing that something's about to happen now. And I'm going to be part of this plot. And then the brothers are knowingly as told that look, King's cup has been has been taken. So they turn around they say oh, my goodness therapy and you know that we went allies, we're not thieves rather we're not we're not thieves and we don't lie. So use various substances, okay. lineup all of your lineup. And then Allah says that he said to his security now search them and in particular search themselves that you start with the others first, and the last

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person that you search is who Binyamin Thumma is Raja Meanwhile, the writer the nlsa is that and what do you know the last of the Binyamin they took out the suit or the cup of the king out of his bag. Now the brothers are in shock. Okay, this shocked and they don't know what's going on. And in the back of their minds they know that before this happened, we just told them that the punishment should be what the punishment should be that the one you find the on, you get to keep him as your sleeve.

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So how did this happen? Ah, where did this come from? Is Boomerang that we are the ones that actually suggested that you enslave and keep the one who stole it. And now Binyamin out of every one is the one who stole it.

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So they thinking this is a critical situation. Yeah, this is a very critical situation. This is the part that we got up to now very interesting point

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versus number 77. Until inshallah at will be covered today so let's recite those parts Sharla

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RO Billahi min ash a banyuwangi Bismillah urashima new Rashi

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all UI repo fell by Dr. Sarah hole, homing pombal

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Sophie nuptse wala meuble de

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Paula

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maca

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on long.

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Telstra foon all

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disease in

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Sydney in Paula

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The law he

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either love or

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a woman. Soo Ji Paula cabbie room

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pada la

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mina la he huaming

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film what don't see use of third and

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then Annie B. Kuma longly.

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Kimmy in the scene now, if Narcissus is in the coat of azeez if you like, isn't that one of the Egyptian coats? Okay, so they basically effectively, you know, about to be convicted, or at least Binyamin is of his crime. So they're all standing there and they are in a very vulnerable situation.

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Now the thing is, they already said to us for this and are more as easy as they see him that what am I gonna say everything?

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They said, you know, one thing's for sure. You're saying that someone stole something? We are. One thing we're totally not a thieves. Okay, there's no way we can be thieves. Now when Binyamin is found to have the cup on him, it seems as though no you are thieves. So look at the reaction in this verse.

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What did they say in response on yesterday Casa de cerca hola whom in common?

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So they say they all say yes, if he stone meaning Binyamin for the syrup, a hula hoop, then his brother stowaway back ago. Yeah, once upon a time his brother also stole as well. So what kind of what kind of response is that webinar I should say is that they, they're in a very difficult situation. Either. They lie, okay. Or they admit that they were stealing

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is one of the two. So what do they choose? They choose to lie? And the hustle and bustle Rahim Allah is also the opinion that what they said here that his brother meanie use of Islam, once upon a time stole

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is a lie that they make up. But look at the way that they say this lie. They say, if he stole then the Who? Then a brother of his instead of saying a who instead of saying his brother

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so that teaches us is that they already saying it's his brother? No, our brother mean away from our mother from another mother. You know, sometimes mom and dad they have a fight about the kids. And that is our you know, in our policy GCSEs I don't know what's wrong with that kid is going on your side, you know.

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He's from your side. In the same way. They saying to Aziz

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is true is told but you know, he's from the other side. And those guys man they let's not let's not go there.

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He has a hula hoop then his brother stole and the thing is the way they say his brother is go they say

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which is in the Nikita, which is in the indefinite as if they say a brother, which is his brother. They don't want anything to do with use of Islam, even up until now. They feel animosity in their hearts towards you. Even though it's been maybe 40 years. They still can't say his name. Yeah, his brother, his brother once upon a time stole now just imagine this his use of Islam standing there and he hears him say that, which is basically the accusing him of being a thief.

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If any one of us yeah, and he was standing there will say Hang on a minute. Okay, this was a little while. You're telling me that I stole? When did I steal? Exactly.

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True, isn't it? The soprano law? This response was so profound that Alo wanted us to know how useless and reacted Allah said fast some of us who feed nipsey Why? voila you buddy. Hello. Assad raha so he kept it a secret kept what a secret two views. First view is that he held he kept the response

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of correcting them a secret. Yeah, he kept that a secret from them. So he never said anything. Yeah. And on top of that will love you, buddy. Hello him and he did

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expose that to them. Meaning that not only did he stop himself saying, Wait, what do you what do you guys just say that?

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I stole? Instead of not even did he not say that? On top of that he never showed in his face or body language, angle frustration and what they just said, it was like you just want a blank face? And if Allah say he never showed it, it means he felt it, isn't it? He did feel frustrated. He did feel out What? How can you guys accuse me? The one you left in the well of stealing and being a thief? How could you do that? He fell it while I'm you buddy held on by he never expressed in any way they didn't have they won't have a clue by looking at

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the What does that point towards the points towards the depth of his character. He had such a big heart, he was able to deal with these emotions in a very disciplined way. Not a person who's overcome by the emotion. You know, some people say things and you react. Some people are able to control the emotions and the feelings. They're not governed by emotion. Now, just imagine the alternatives now, which is that? He says, Hey, just a second. I've been looking after you for two years now. This has come to the end of the line, you throw in a weather's bad enough and now it gives me being a thief. Now this stops here now round all these up from into prison.

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What would have happened? The reunion of the whole family and the reconciliation would have been lost upon Allah. So Allah is teaching us that he kept quiet in order for a greater benefit. Had he not kept quiet. The plan would have been ruined. There would have been no reconciliation. Welcome you but the Hello. And what does he say? So he's saying he doesn't show what he feels. He says something else. What do you say? color and tone shall rule McKenna.

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He says you guys are Sharon McKenna. Shadow here means worse. You guys are in a worse position. Meaning today, as if to say

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even if that is true.

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Is it as bad as stealing the cup of the king in Egypt?

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It's noisy. The you guys are far worse than if that actually did happen. He's using his power very diplomatic, you know, words, is putting them in a position by is not basically exposing that they're lying to you. Until shadow McCann acana wa Allahu Allah will be merciful. And you know what Allah knows best delsey foon what you guys are describing right now, as if to say, I'm not gonna say You're lying. I'm not gonna say you're telling the truth either. Allah

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Subhana Allah ajeeb the way he speaks. And he also teaches us the you know, the saboteur of use of a listener, suffer in every situation, suffer in prison, suffer in the house of our disease and our sub in the face of people that hate him. His own brothers is able to have suffered in every single situation.

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The

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next verse Paulo utilizes inilah, who have been shaken caveum Hayden McKenna, now they start to plead vague, almost What do they say? Hello? Yeah, you will Aziz, they address him as Al Aziz. And many scholars said this shows that useful Islam is taking the position of his own master, his own master was azeez. Okay, which was a

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state treasurer. Now, usually Sam grows up to become the Aziz himself, which is that he took his own masters position, which is a prison that

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is second in the whole country.

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Because they said all universities, oh, as is the other interpretation is that they're just calling him Aziz to honor him like, oh, honorable Mighty One. Yeah. It seems as though it is the case that he did become Aziz. And many things point towards that. One of them is that Allah decreed that he had been enslaved in the house of Aziz. And by doing that, he lived a life shadowing the Aziz, learning how to be that politician. And it was quite amazing. We look at it from that perspective, because what do you know what are you going to become Aziz yourself? What are you going to become Azizi? So, so then they plead and the way they plead is by using emotional blackmail. So they say in

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Allah who, this one here him, and then they basically describe jacoba Islam in three ways.

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They say in the low urban chez Han kebele. That this meaning this young one here, he has a father.

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Okay, firstly, he's got a father

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and a father, he's a sheath. Now shape in modern times, you know, we use that word shift to refer to someone very knowledgeable. Okay? But classically, they actually refers to someone who is of an old age actually goes further. He says it refers to the age where someone begins to lose their lose their cognitive functions, you know, like when you get to an old age, your hearing starts to go, you don't think as sharp as you wanted, your memory starts to go as well. This is the age. So trying to paint a picture. Our dad is his dad. He's got a dad. And he's shaved. He's getting to that age now. Another another meaning of shave is actually the leader of a of a tribe, or a country. So he's like,

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he's not just any dad is someone well known is a noble guy. You know, you can't take the son of a noble guy. I'm going to show you one Kabira Kebede means very old in Ah, yeah. Now, even if you said shades can mean the meaning of classical mean the have the meaning of very knowledgeable, then yeah, Vanessa was all three is very knowledgeable. He was getting very old. And he was also the leader of these people in Palestine. Yeah. But the thing is, what they're trying to do is they're trying to plead, try emotionally blackmail useful Islam. So why are they saying all of this in order to say for who hadn't McKenna who so take one of us in his place? Yes, take one of us in his place. You see

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how the tape tables have turned around completely.

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Once upon a time, they try their best to get dad to give the son so they could get rid of him. And now they're trying their best to get the son to give him back to that. Yeah. And so Pamela, this shows us the magnificence of Allah. For there have been three people that have tried to plot against use of all Islam. Up until now, you had the plot of the brothers here, the plot of Mr. Al Aziz. And then you have the plot of the nizwa the women of Egypt, all three of them have failed in their plot. But all three of them have been part of a plot which is the plot of Allah. So the plot of imperata disease of the year is the last plot was of the niece of Medina ended up coming come from the king

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and the king says Why have you cut your hands and they said oh, you know, something bad happened basically why we don't really can't say much. Go to embrasure Aziz Ibrahim al Aziz, she tried to plot now she's become the subject of a flow she has to confess the brothers you tried to upload once upon a time and now not only does your plot fail because as he says is useless now, but you are now part of the plot.

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So when Allah plots

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It is not like the plotting of creation, the plotting voila always comes to fruition. Yeah, and the way it comes into fruition blows your mind you couldn't actually perceive how all these things would come together in this amazing way. But this is what is happening.

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So what did they say? Okay, so take one of us in his place and then just add some more masala into the blackmail

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that we see you one of the more

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one of the people that does son meaning good to others as if they saying you're one of those people so no no no boo good to others so you're not going to get back to us I

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The other interesting thing is Pamela they're not the first people to identify use of as a Martina are they? Who before has been has identified him as Martin Yes, honey.

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Very good. The prisoners. The prisoners say in narrow.

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Yeah. They. So what is strange is that the character of useful is

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never changes.

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It didn't change in prison, which is tough. To be good to people when you're stuck in prison, illegally.

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unjustly and then now to be good to people that try to kill you.

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Subhana Allah does amazing character. These people hate him tried to kill him once upon a time and yet the way he behaved with them, they feel that he is a man with

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Son towards us, you know the characters partner and it teaches us power in that way.

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Character Trump's the speech

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character Trump's speech does that mean? It means that the impact of your good character on non Muslims and Muslims far outweighs anything you could say with your tongue.

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You can explain Islam or you like using the most eloquent you know, words articulate the strongest arguments, but if they see you're a person who's a bad character, you know, they see you get on the bus and you're sitting in the front you know where the people old people supposed to say or pregnant ladies was to sit

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and the old lady walks into the bus and you're sitting there is written lighted and you see the old lady

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come on, he have a long day of work whatever it is when people see that this person didn't do this, they say question mark on this person.

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Yeah, and then later on this year that was cool.

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Can I just explain for five minutes of your time This took device love and why Islam is something you really need. I haven't got time right now.

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Why did they contrast What you say? Because they saw that you have bad character. Yeah. And as part of the process certain Nicola hula nauseam you are upon exalted station of character. Meaning character is so important in they're so important There are so in anarcho communism machines, so you know they saying please show us a medicine you know, you're those people that show a lot of your son Now does that blackmailing work? No, here's what Islam says response call the law second time he's saying my other law no first time when was it?

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What do you say masala is?

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Yes, when the wife was trying to seduce him? She says hey Tilak Come on. What does he say miles a lot. Now who can tell me what my other law meant? We said he had like a technical meaning to it. Okay, my shoulder go one person already has it because I took a sneakers

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and got another brother there. But Marshall, you guys Marshall always answer questions. So somebody else? What in my other law means? Technically, it's translated I seek refuge in the law, but we said it had like a more of a technical meaning.

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No, no. My other law as opposed to arugula. arugula means I seek refuge in law. And my other law

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roughly also means I see refugee law but there's a difference okay? Mashallah. Very good, very good.

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Mashallah, so ma the law in our shows, that is something called muster. Mimi, I don't expect you to remember that. But what that means is, you're not asking a lot just for refuge. You're asking ALLAH, a place of refuge. You know, Paula, if you think about the when he said it the first time, where was he trapped inside the palace of immortalizes. So instead of saying,

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he says, polymath, Allah, Allah Get me out of here.

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Amazing. The same thing he says now, which is we're in this place new ask me something which I can't do. This is unjust for me to take somebody else's place. Mother law. Yeah, mother law. However, mother has a second meaning as well, which is that instead of saying our will to be law, which is a verb, I seek refuge in a law, mother law is a noun, okay, and now has a more emphatic meaning. Like, say Suhana law, it means that a law be glorified. Yeah, a law be glorified, is more profound than saying I glorify a law, isn't it? In the same way, you said to me as I seek refuge in law Sigmar the law, a laws refugee suit.

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It's a bit more emphatic. So he's saying like, he's expressing shock is

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now the law. What modeler to what you'd expect him to say, How can I take except the one monster truck except the one who stole right. But it'd be me still.

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It is still. So there's a long winded approach, basically saying the same thing, which is called a model and now the ilam and wadjet Anna matana in the Who?

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Instead of saying, call the mother in law, and Sarah

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wants to be sure than the other one, right. So what does he say? He says, How can I or how can we take except man, what Jaden

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except the one that we found metta on our belongings on it is position

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because

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the reality is that we found it on Binyamin. Binyamin didn't actually steal it. Yeah, so again, this is the double meaning Yeah, double meaning

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in Arabic You can call it Toria Toria which is like saying something but it's called double meaning and you mentioned Ibrahim and Islam the Quran he says to his father and his father says come on let's go you know celebrate today with the idols as they did in those times. And what do you say

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his excuses Well,

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I'm ill in the second double meaning he wasn't actually physically sick but he was sick of the ship that they were doing

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he was this guy means in this in this opinion on you I'm sick of this [???] that you guys are doing I'm not going yeah, so in the same way usefulness and I'm use a double meaning and then even Lavalle moon if I did do that, that would be oppression that would be and that is why I can't do them.

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Okay, now this is last first we're going to take very interesting choices of words in this in this verse Allah

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so for them as they are soo min who holla sooner Jia philomela to give a sequence to the story so they tried very hard as these Please don't do this take one of us instant as he is very very explicit and fatik in the in saying NO NO WAY Can I do that? He's gonna stay then unless it's for lumber is they assume mineral. And then after trying so hard is state assuming who is stay as a means to lose hope. Who do they lose hope in mineral in Aziz. They lost hope that he's a listen to us now is not working is not happening. This is really happening now. We're actually going to lose. Binyamin we're actually going to go back home and Talia COVID a summer father we've lost your second

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son.

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Is this actually happening? Yeah. Fela is Tae Soo min who holla Suna Jia holla zu from a floss floss used to purify holosuite in this context means that they broke away from everybody else. They went to court right and as easy as the people are there

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it's not happening hard brothers. Come on. Let's get together now. We need to talk about this color. So they went away from everyone else. The GEA which means to have a secret took

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irony here. This is the second time they having a secret huddle about a brother of this

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first time round. The Secret talk was call aka aluminium law elusive don't kill him thriving. Uh, well, hush, hush,

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reverse. Oh, no. Oh my god. Let's talk about this in private. What's the deal? We need to save this one.

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So hard on it? Yeah, we should say this one. This is the aka Allah brings things around. Yeah. And this is a form of punishment for them. Yeah, this form punishment for them. So holla so Nigeria.

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The interesting thing about this, this word is the so there's a difference between the word Isa and is the ESA Yeah, Isa is the USA is the ESA has three extra letters, the Elif seen and the TA

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However, they can both be translated to mean lose hope. Yeah, is a means to lose hope completely, completely. Is stay as a means to lose hope lose hope.

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It means to nearly lose all hope. Nearly this still some hope there.

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I mean, if anything else happens.

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Like we were gone, there is no hope anymore. Now why is this interesting today this distinction is because

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after this, this word appears two more times. This word phase two more times the rest of sort of use of one time is jacoba Islam he's gonna bid them farewell to go back to Egypt for the third time to go on get Binyamin and useless. And the oldest one who stays behind and what does he say to them?

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He says la de su mir rohilla.

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They assume from Isa. Yeah, it's a means to lose all hope. estate as a means to nearly lose all hope so

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Dad says to them, it looks terrible. No, but go back and let they assume you're Russian law. Don't lose complete hope in Allah. And then he says whoever loses complete hope in Allah. He's from all caffee rune he's a disbeliever sapan Allah, someone who loses hope in a lot completely. He's a careful Yes.

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How you Rahim Allah said this as well. And I'm not so young Fulani og militant Islam, that I'm going to feel completely secure from our last punishment to feel like it was not going to punish me.

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Or Yes, to lose complete hope thinking alone will never forgive me. I'm so bad at so much rubbish in my life. Allah will never forgive me. Young kolani and militant Islam that remove someone from the fold of Islam.

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Now which word is jacoba? Islam use?

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Is there a sir? Oh, yes, sir.

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No.

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Yes, sir.

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Yes, yeah. So here is saying, I know you lost a lot of hope.

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In anything happened, right? When it comes to Allah, don't you dare go to the next day, which is to lose completely hope. If you do, you're careful. Now the word comes again at the end. Referring now to the prophets of Allah. Allah says that the messengers went through tough times had a stay

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up until they lost hope, lost, complete hope or lost, nearly lost all complete hope, which one nearly lost or complete hope because the prophets of Allah, they will never lose complete hope in Allah. But the fact is that a lot tested them so much that they got to this point. Oh my god, I'm nearly losing hope now. that things could get better. Is this how like a lot of us feel with the CTS bill?

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being passed, losing hope? What's gonna happen to the Muslims? What's going to my children, they're going to come into my school in our school and they're going to question them if they say anything they're going to be pulled up to the extreme is on the prevent program. Game over too much status,

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nearly losing hope. Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Don't lose hope. Our brothers if you can move forward is another assumption has gone through. We should never ever lose hope in the last parameter. Never. Yeah. So he says to them, sorry, a loss of power. The other says that they've got to this point with a nearly losing hope. Now when they're at that point, they have a secret talk now private counsel, was Plan B. Plan A was to try and convince Aziz does not work plan B, or the cabbie room. Now one of them speaks up into this stage. Whenever the brothers have spoken, it's always been as a collective. No one of them has ever been highlighted, singled out.

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This is the first time it happens. Allah says could be wrong that the eldest of them, he now speaks up. What does he say? Allahu Allahu

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Allah Allahu mo ficon Mina, La

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Paloma for what to use. The eldest speaks out along talent, don't you guys? You know, no meaning, have you forgotten about our father. But the most common Allah, that dad took this low GPA from us this firm binding covenant? What was that covenant

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that you're gonna bring Binyamin back to you guys forgetting that? That took that before Allah. Though. We can't do this. You can't go back like this. Yeah. You forgot that. And then on top of that, one min problema forgotten for us. And even before that covenant, you guys forgetting about useful Islam. Like, we already done that to us. This is the second time now this is gonna happen data, we can't go the math for rock bottom for you. So follow up.

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Follow the means to fall below expectation. Now there is a fermata

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Fie use of regarding use of a listener. There's another word very similar to follow that that is a photo.

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Africa means to overstep the mark, cross the line and transgress. Now, these two victims of you know, the cruelty here

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is jacobellis. Now. He's been hurt.

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By what they did is useful.

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Now, did they do follow up? to dad or to use it? Did they fall below expectation of useful Islam or dad's expectation?

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That's who did they do Ephrata to? Who did they cross the line with use of which word they use?

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Ma, for what tune fee use.

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Meaning,

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even though it was about use of what you're really concerned about is how doubtful they were not to care don't care that much about useful is what happened to him. It should be a fraught term for us of how we cross the line with use of actually is how we fell below dad's expectation when it came to use in Islam. Yeah.

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But the thing is, even though that's the way they speaking, and it's clear that they still have animosity towards that brother of this, even though for all intensive purposes, you could be dead.

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They still mention his name for the very first time after all these years. Yeah, this is the first time they mentioned useless lambs name before a hula hoop is his brother. Yeah. Now they actually mentioned his name. And this is a sign of Toba that things are beginning to change. The situation is going to point with so extreme now.

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You know,

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the guilt has finally caught up now. Now I feel guilty. Who feels the most guilty? I'm one of them can be wrong, the eldest one.

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Now, why would the eldest one, start saying this? Why would he be the first to say, look, this is totally messed up. And dad took that covenant with us. And also remember what we done with use of that was terrible. Why would the eldest speak first?

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Okay.

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Okay, the eldest one might have been influenced most by that because maybe there's something else there's something else? Oh.

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It was his idea to get rid of use of in the beginning.

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was kind of the opposite.

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Yeah. What are you gonna say?

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The most responsibility is martial law, say martial law brothers.

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The eldest has the greatest sense of responsibility. I'm the eldest one. I mean, I'm the one who's gonna have to go explain things to dad. So I feel the most guilty right now most vulnerable. And why I say to you all, is that this is messed up. Yeah, we can't do this. Now. Follow them for you. So what is his What is his plan? The other thing interesting is that

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Paula can kabiru many scholars said that this brother here was also the one in the beginning. Who said la tokoto. Loose? Now what is part of very amazing is that Allah identified who that brother was here.

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But previously, Allah said color car illumine home, one of them said, meaning is very. This is covered up, he has covered up who exactly talking, we don't know, just one of them sit.

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But many of us could have said that. This was the one who said that, because he's expressing sympathy towards us for Islam. And the guy in the beginning, he was expressing sympathy as low. So it makes sense that maybe the eldest one will say, okay, don't kill him, you know, throw him in the world.

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Or Chucky man in a faraway land.

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But why does Allah subhanaw taala reveal his identity in scenario B? And keep it a secret in scenario a? Why? Yeah.

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Okay, so in the first instance, he was kind of going along with everybody else. It wasn't that different to everybody else, right. So he's just like from them. Okay, but what was he going along with something good about?

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So in the second scenario, what he's saying, He's not going along with the group. He's actually saying something.

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Good. So when it came to the good scenario, Allah chose to identify him the look the eldest of them, now he's speaking, and he's saying something good. When the eldest of them was speaking in the beginning, a lot kept a secret. I don't really want you to know who it was. But what does that teach us?

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bowties everyone likes Maltese.

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Mashallah, yes, it teaches us that this Deen of ours, it wants us to hide each other's faults, as opposed to expose each other's faults. And on top of that, it teaches us that when someone does something good in the community, you should praise Him openly. Which is strange. When he does something good. You praise Him openly. If you don't think when he does something bad. You try and cover it up.

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Yes. And this power law is how you engineer virtue in society. That when you people make mistakes, if you expose them like we do in our times, you know, this is what people do this is I'm making a mistake. Now there's a video going around that lady, she's insulting racially, a black guy on a train, you must have seen it has gone viral. So this guy is taking the video and she's just going on and on being so abusive towards the black guy. He even says, yo, people, you once one time slaves, really bad

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videos gone viral. A guy already knows that this is gonna go viral. Let me take a copy of it. Yeah. So this is basically exposing her to the whole world. Now imagine the effect that will have on her, when she finds that she's been exposed to the whole world.

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Is it gonna be easy for her to change to sincerely repent to Allah, there's going to be more like a fake type of thing where you know, to keep my face I need to say

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as opposed to privately saying, Look, that's wrong. I shouldn't be doing this. And you know, people just guess our people people say about you. Oh, yeah, you're actually I shouldn't be saying that kind of stuff. reformed person. reformed society. Yeah. And this parlor is a lesson deeply

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correct. People in private, praise them in open. So what society is about is what? people doing fantastic things. Yeah. Society knows that some people are doing wrong things, but we deal with them in a particular way. don't expose them. Yeah. And this panel, even the rap culture,

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many, many times getting the rap culture the lyrics in the rap is just basically talking about the worst things that don't in their life and how they're very bad, or how they live bad Lifestyles of the drugs and all the rest of it. And this palette is just promoting promiscuity, promoting drugs promoting violence. And then people say why is it so much violence for other people to drug so much while he was sleeping around for I don't get this?

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Yeah, this is part of the engineering of the society. Yeah. And this is Paula from the wisdom of our last panel data. Okay, brothers, this is we conclude verse number 18. Now, so the eldest of them, call a Kabir Oh, he's finally. Sorry, the first time he's been identified. He shows signs of sympathy and guilt and Toba. This is if you like, the part of the story where the brothers if you'll begin to change, okay, there's a change that you can see surfacing now, and signs of Toba. So what is the eldest of them say? He says Fallon abraha?

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Abby, oh, yeah, come along Lee. Phelan abraha. Learn abre abraha means to set off to go forward.

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Learn abraha is to say I will never

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ever move from this place meaning Egypt very mind Egypt is a foreign country to them is not home home is Palestine, families in Palestine, everything I am and do is in Palestine. I'm just here in this foreign place to get food because of the famine. So he's saying for land abraha

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meaning this land of Egypt had until then, be we acapella hooli the one of two things that happen either dad sends word back, okay.

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You can come back. Okay. I know it's not your fault. I know. This is not like useless time. You're innocent. is out of your hands. Yeah. Yeah. It gives me permission to come back. Oh, Allah will decide for me, hello will decide to meet Allah. Allah holy, Allah will decide my case, which means that I leave the matter to Allah, whatever allow us to do with me. That is what I will resign myself to. And is kind of indicative of having to walk. You know, when you have trust in a lot. You say leave it to Allah. You know?

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I'm hoping Allah that, you know, he's gonna help me out. He's gonna help me out.

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Well, Hyrule hair came in, at the end of the day, Allah Who is he? How you he's the best of hacky mean those that judge in this context it means those that decides things here those that designs things or decrease things.

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That thing is the brother

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if you so bad that he imposes self exile, which is basically to say, I'm going to tie myself to this foreign land, I'm not going to go from okay. That's going to be my case up until dad says, Don't worry, you can come back home or Allah makes another way out a lummix another way out. And then he resigned himself to trust in Allah is another element of irony here.

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Anyone since I already?

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What did dad say when he bid them farewell to go with Binyamin. He said don't enter for mando and the from different gates with a different place in Egypt, I want you to enter it from there. So you know you guys get protected from the evil lie or you get protected from bandits so you don't get considered spies and bought. That's not going to help you if a lion decides on the contrary. So he says, Take the means take the precaution as Swami Ali took.

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I'm trusting in Allah, meaning you guys need to place your trust in Allah. Because some things may happen despite you trying and your best effort to the contrary.

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Now your COVID Islam said that in order to protect them from this thing happening, but it actually does happen and they have to end up relying on Allah.

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But what is amazing is that they actually do heed to Yaqoob advice. That advice was taken and implemented by them for the eldest of them says, Pattaya long Li, until Allah decides my affair, meaning I'm trusting in you Allah because dad, he told me that this is how it should be someone who trust in the last panel. So at the end of it, he says, Okay, I'm going to stay here and see what Allah does. Allah does to me, that's going to be highest is going to be the best for me.

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Now, some lessons that we learn. One lesson that we learn is that envy has long lasting effects. Where do we learn this? Well, because when it came to, you know, 40 years down the line, and they've got rid of usefulness, according to their knowledge long time ago, these are the pictures be now the picture that still they said regarding Binyamin what yesterday called Takada Sokka Hola, who then he's got a brother, okay, I don't even gonna mention his name. And by the way, He's a thief.

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See the way the talk about use of still bitter, you know, still hateful towards him. And this is years down the line. And Paula, how envy, you know, destroys a person from so many perspectives, psychologically, is one thing that makes a person who is anxious about what other people are doing, what they're not doing and what they have, what they don't have, who is comparing yourself to them. And also in terms of your Eman until your man How does it impact on your Eman? Well has an impact on your Eman because it makes you question the colorable law is as if you're seeing a person with blessing and saying hello, why'd you give it to him or not me? Isn't it? Why you give it to him and

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not me? Anyway, he's better than me was exactly the and on top of that it impacts on your good deeds, impacts on your good deeds for you're doing something haram anyway.

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you're earning sins. And as a person who sort of said that it, you know, eats away at your good deeds, like fire burns wood, like fire burns wood. So it impacts on you in many, many negative ways. And another way we're learning here is that it has long term effects as well, that you might have just be envious of somebody once upon a time. You don't know what those feelings are still inside of you. And then they begin to surface later on. And they begin to surface later on.

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The second important lesson is the importance of having what's called personal one in a lot in bad times. Now, what this means is that you're not going through good time right now, something difficult coming your way. Things are going your ways. really tough time in your life right now sad time, depressing time, wherever it is, things are happening to you out of your control. In that moment, the believer should have good thoughts about Allah, that Allah

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ultimately you are decreeing this for me though it is hard

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Me. And it's troubling me. And I find it really difficult.

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I have good expectation that you actually want something good out of this for me.

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And this is what the eldest of them said. He says that look at this situation, it is dire. Terrible. But you know what? I'm going to wait to see what Allah has in store for me. What will hierarchy mean is the best of those that decides things, meaning, having good thoughts about your law? Having good thoughts about your life, all you have to appreciate is that not only are we supposed to have that type of attitude, as opposed to the attitude, which is why is happening to me? Why is the evil in the world? Why are the disabled people in the world? How come people are poor? Where's the mercy of God? This is the the other side.

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If you have the good thoughts about a law, then you know what good actually does come to you?

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Isn't it? Isn't that what happens to them? In the end? What do you know?

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Things transpire that we ended up going back and dad's there that says, No, you can go back again, find him and then they do actually find us and they all come back together as one happy family.

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So they are just wonderful loss of power, no doubt. And so should every one of us it is very difficult to have this type of thinking. When you're going through difficult times you think good of Allah. But what you have to appreciate is that what a lot decrease every single thing, every single thing, and nothing happens except that he decrees it and nothing fails to happen except that he decreed that it doesn't happen.

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Now, if it's good or bad, actually, is down to the individual.

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For everything Allah does in it is good, even

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giving difficulty to someone harming someone. And this is a very good story to show this that, in one perspective,

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really difficult situation. Painful, it's almost like punishment of being humiliated is a humiliation there right for the brothers that have been humiliated this way, embarrassing the way the old brothers called stealing. But literally, they know that is paving the way for them to get forgiveness from Allah forgiveness of usefulness to them and to reunite the family. Yeah, but the key thing is that if they didn't think good of Allah

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and thought, evil of Allah, then that thing would have been bad for them. So ultimately, it came down to the person, how you

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come and face challenges in your life, face them with positivity, thinking, good have a law, then that challenge will become something in your favor.

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Okay. And that leads us on to the third lesson, which is that sometimes rather, a law punishes people in this dunya

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for a positive outcome, the objective behind Allah sending punishments on people is actually for good reason.

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And that's something that Allah tells him the Quran in surah sajida what Allah says Walla Walla do the panda who milada will either do the Lada will activate Illa Allah who May or June and surely truly, we will give them a taste of the lesser punishment. Don't allow that will occur.

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Besides or meaning before, the greater punishment. Why Allah? Why do you make people suffer sometimes? Bad people? Why do you make them suffer in this dunya? Why the Allah whom your God so that perhaps they would turn back, meaning turn back to Allah. So in everything Allah does even punishing people in this dunya A goes to serve a very noble objective. Because think about it

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is better to be punished. It is done after

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a person could take punishment of a lifetime in this dude. But he couldn't take a second in the grave. Yeah, it's true. So from that perspective, is far better for me to be punished, in order that I avoid that other punishment, then to allow me to continue to live without any punishment. So punishment, in fact, became a source of mercy, depending on the reaction of the person.

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But why did it happen in the first place, in order for you to be saved from other, then it is up to you, then it's up to you. You see my brothers and sisters that would this for example, with the video of Stephen Fry, and you're talking malaria, the evil of Allah denying a law and reasoning that because of the fact that these injustice

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In the world is poor people in the world. I haven't actually watched it. But this is what people told me that essentially because there's injustice in this wrong in the world is terrible people, you know, the usual rhetoric, this actually is difficult to

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argue away, unless you believe in accurate, true or not. If you don't believe in Accra, then all you got is the dunya. In every if everything you have is a dunya, then not having much of the dunya in your life

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is ruining your life.

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But if you turn it on its head and say no, actually, this life is just a gateway into the next life. In fact, this is like a springboard into the next life so your personal circumstances can work in your benefit in every single situation. Yeah. And so Paula, even those people that are devastated like they have severe disabilities, non Muslims, you find some of them are the most positive people in the world. If you ever seen these videos of some this, this man, he's got no arms, no legs, and yet he goes around the world doing public speaking. And

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this is the Australian hiji when you see his videos, he's so energetic and positive and charismatic and everyone's like, you know, so engaged in what he has to say, and it's basically about living a good positive life and it's coming from this guy that was Paula Hagee when you see him he's wearing like a suit. And you know, his the sleeves and stuff are dangling down. And

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Paula, so if you had a calf who doesn't live in Africa, I can see positivity in difficulty. What then of the believer who knows that difficulty sometimes is better in this life, if it saves you from other? Yeah.

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So this brings us to the end of the verse Chronicle have the caches under load and stuff Furukawa to liquid is akula