Reflections On The Prophets 08 Immorality

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smilla rahmanir rahim

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Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While early he was so happy he urged my

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brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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Welcome to this gathering in which I asked the last panel dialer, to reward us and to forgive our sins and to bless our gathering.

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We are now

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up to the end of the life of our Prophet Adam alayhis salam in our

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lessons from the lives of the prophets.

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Adam alayhis salam

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for approximately 1000 years.

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There is a slight variation among the scholars in the exact is that he lived. But the majority of them agree that it is 1000 years or so.

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In those days, brothers and sisters, people used to live for hundreds of years,

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hundreds of years according to many Hadees from the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and according to the Quranic edit, and you will see today in relation to know how alayhis salam, how long he lived, and the evidence is in the Quran.

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Adam alayhis salaam

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had a son named chief or Seth

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and he received 50 scriptures from Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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and now who owns Allah Allah hum Suna Sahiba 50 scriptures were sent down upon him upon sheath

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and they had words of wisdom.

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So the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala remained coming down with words of wisdom words of advice.

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From the moment Adam alayhis salam came onto earth. And we mentioned last week, that after the incident between Claudia and Herbie where his brother killed him, COVID killed heavy

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corbeil had a progeny children afterwards, and they lived in the mountains. And there was a rule that the people of the land are not allowed to mix with the people of the mountains. And it was said that the women of the land were attractive, whereas the men went and the men of the mountains were attractive, whereas the women went, and one day at least, carved out or made a flute made out of iron ore made out of steel.

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When he worked with his blacksmith, posing himself as a young man, as an apprentice, and with that flute, it gathered, a mixing between the people of the mountain, the people of the land, and they called it a day of celebration. And the men and the women began to intermingle. And through the music, and the getting together in such a fashion, it resulted in the natural and biological interactions, reactions inside the man and the woman and the shaitan played his role. And so free mixing began to occur without boundaries. And they said our scholars say there are the stories of Islam say that. This is when Xena began. This is when adultery and fornication began. slowly, but

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surely, with the introduction of this first flute and music, which called for a celebration between men and women gathering and dancing, and overtime, Xena was

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carried out.

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So they say that the first sin

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I'll cover proudness and that's a police hated that.

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The second sin

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was the minor one where the man is solemn disobeyed a last minute Tyler.

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He forgot and he ate from the tree. The third sin is when corbeil killed his brother heavin

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the fourth sins. Now the first sin on a

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collective level, like lots of people do it was Xena.

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Xena adultery and fornication. The other sins were done on an individual level and look what happened. So imagine now when a sin is done

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on a collective level,

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when lots of people do it becomes an open

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For this reason, our Sharia the laws of Islam are extremely sensitive in the way it punishes, and takes evidence when people accuse others of adultery and fornication,

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our Sharia in an Islamic State when there is a proper Islamic court and a proper Islamic system which the people are following, only at that time

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the full Islamic laws can be applied.

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Why not? Because only that the Muslims will be in power no more because the prerequisites, like the things that need to be put in place for Islamic laws to work properly, will all be there. You see our Islamic laws, the Quran and the Sunnah. What does it do it supports one another. You can't just take bits and leave out bits, it doesn't work, otherwise the system won't work.

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Because a lot of said to the children of Israel before, whenever the Jews, he said to them

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at that morona manana buhbuh buhbuh takuna about what you believe in parts of the book and you apply them but then you leave out and disbelieve in other parts of the book.

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Don't do that, because this is how an imbalance occurs. So in an Islamic State, a properly well governed one with Islamic Courts, and proper judges, and proper knowledge. With all things in place, there is a system for protecting and guarding people from indecent acts of fornication and adultery.

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in the Quran, it says, For example, there has to be four witnesses who have seen with their eyes, the actual act of intercourse happening, not that they saw a male and a female entering a house together that are not lawful for one another, or that they saw them hugging or sitting together or kissing No, no, it has to be the actual act and these four people have to be known to the community.

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People who are known for their religion, and not known for lying or corruption before.

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You see if the four are not met.

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Or there is doubt in one

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then they will get whipped at lashes.

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For example, if two came, and they really saw with the eye, the act of intercourse, even if it's true, they still need to witnesses.

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Even they're known for their trustworthiness, they should have known that you need to have four witnesses otherwise don't come forward. And then it will be an accusation, a bad accusation against a member of this community. So they get whipped at lashes and not allowed to repeat that accusation against taken as an accusation. In order to protect the privacy of people and not to expose the act of adultery and fornication before people.

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They can go and repent and ask God to forgive them sincerely, Allah may forgive them. But to expose something and open it is worse than for a person to do this in in secret. bad enough that you've wronged yourself but you are harming one person rather than harming the community and corruption.

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So this was the first

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among the sins that were done collectively Xena was the was established. Keep in mind people did not commit Shrek as yet. You know what Shrek is right? For those who don't shirk is when people do certain acts,

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that certain acts of worship,

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making partners to Allah subhanaw taala in those different acts of worship, whether it's in da or in prayer, or in offerings, you know, sacrificial offerings or donations or charity or Hajj anything at all a shift, if it's not if, if it's meant to be for a lost contact with the person directed to other than Allah, or along with the last panel, Dan

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shirk, at this time had not been done. However, little sins, were poking up. And these sins, obviously they're big sins, but first individually and then Xena, but bit by bit bit by bit, the shaitan Iblees was taking the human beings to the second level, to the third level to the fourth level.

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Bit by bit. And for this reason, a Lost Planet Allah says in the Quran

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let the tabular otowa to shape on do not follow the footsteps of the shaitan the footsteps of the shaitan.

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You see, there's a great wisdom in that. That the shaitan is very smart. He understands the human mind.

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He knows that. For example, for a good Muslim, who prays their prayer first their month tries their best to stay away from sin. He knows that he cannot make you go and drink alcohol for example, he won't come up to you and say go and drink alcohol whispers into that because he

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As you went, listen, you're not going to go and drink alcohol or go and commit Zina is not going to go and commit Zina, a Muslim doesn't straightaway go and do that. It feels a lust mentality. But what he does is, he looks for the most subtle, tiniest sin that he can work with for the time being. And that will lead him to the next, make the next thing easier to influence that person the third sin easier.

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So what's the first thing he does? For example, He does to that believer, he would say to him, Hey, you must you should go to the masjid. You should go and pray in the masjid with the Gemma. Because otherwise people are going to notice you and say, why does this person come? They'll think that you're not pious,

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like that. So it makes you what he tells you to do good things. Yeah. But what's he doing here subtly, making your heart corrupt, making you do something that's meant to be directed to Allah, Allah, you're doing it to please the people. And that's very subtle. So we start there. And when your actions become for the people, you no longer take your action seriously. So in secret, you begin to sin.

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That's how it begins. And then the next steps come. So at least I thought I can't do should get them it's too early. It's too, they're too fresh at the moment. They know my tricks. So I'm going to bring about to them things that would move them. So he brought the music and he brought the Zener afterwards

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plays with the soul plays with the desires, the knifes

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and as we said last time, Allah warns us from the knifes based enough's has surely degraded themselves. And whoever climbs over above their knifes, and purifies it from all evil and sin, then they can become higher than even the ranks of the angels in piety and love by a lust panda died. Because the angels, they do not have enough slike the human being has, and they're not inclined to do sin and evil, they don't have these desires that we have. They are programmed and created to worship a lot of notice obey Him in any way. So therefore, if a Muslim is able to climb above this test, which Allah has created in us, which didn't put in the angels, than you are deserving to be

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praised, even above the angels, but if you obey it and degrade yourself, then a person can become lower, even more likely than the animal. Allah says about some of these people who do that, or let it go. But who these people are like animals like livestock, and even worse than animals. Some of them we see actions of these things among the human beings. Yeah. This person said to me, people who do very indecent acts like animals, they do it in open. I set them even worse today. In this day and age, there is men who sleep with men, women who sleep with women,

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and babies, and animals don't even do that.

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The swine, the pig doesn't even do that.

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So some people can degrade themselves from the honor which Allah has given them. And some people can lift themselves way beyond the horizon until they become even more than the angels.

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A police took them to that step.

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At this point,

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she was

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commanding and prohibiting,

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and Adam alayhis salaam is time had come.

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And when his time came out at the age of about 1000 years, the Miley has said

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his soul was taken by the angel of death.

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even our best for the lawn who was asked how long did Adam and I sell him live in him and he said that the prophet SAW Selim said that his age was written in the preserve tablet Aloma fools as 1000 years.

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He welcomed the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala Adam alayhis salam did not commit another sin. After that time. And the last month Allah mentions him in the Quran about that sin, He said, will also add a moral demand. He said I'm truly disobeyed his Lord. He did.

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And another verse Allah says, fell in Nigeria who asthma we did not find in Adam alayhis salaam.

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This great struggle against any this great struggle that is found in other prophets and messengers. He did struggle, but not that great struggle compared to other messengers we're about to talk about in sha Allah, prophets that struggled more, and we have five among them who are called Allah lasan. Those in Jude with utmost patience and perseverance. We'll hear about them insha Allah.

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So we as Muslims, as believers are called to wrestle against our desires. This life is about a wrestle against

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designs as the whole purpose of who will climb above it, who will earn it?

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Or wrestle constant wrestle night and day. And what Allah spent Allah wants us to do out of all of that is is the karma straight strangeness in our life. It did not set out on the theme Allah guide us to the path which is consistent. The whole idea if you want to beat the * on the main key is number one sincerity and secondly consistency. Because Allah says in the Quran and leadin manual, and Medina man Oh, Mr. camo, that is generally

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the half a dozen who, whatever.

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I don't, those who believe so now you've got the sincerity. So Matt means and after a while. So, time has passed. Everyone can be sincerely and believe, but a year or two years down the track what becomes of them.

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You believe you repent to Allah a few months down the track what happens to you? Or is it only at times of calamities? Or is it only at times when someone dies in the family? So you always have this person is always waiting for something dramatic to happen before they remember a lot until finally his his death comes and then what is she he or she do so Allah says M and o Thumma. This is the key and then after a while they continue is still calm. They continue and this is the comma discontinuance happens after you've established your prayers and use Academy silicon your repentance and it becomes your livelihood it becomes like the food you eat like the water that you drink. It

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becomes a habit of repentance, a habit of praying a habit and you feel an a consciousness which you didn't have before. Once this is established becomes very hard for the shaitaan to lead you astray. So Mr. Karma, what happens to them, the angels descend upon them night and day and in the hereafter in the depth See, and let the heartful Be not afraid what Allah has no and then be saddened and be glad Sheetal bilgin with paradise that has been promised for those who are pious, this actually happens in calmness in this world. You feel it in your heart in this world, this calmness, this happiness, this satisfaction a Muslim, a believer feels that when they reach that stage, doesn't

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matter if you're poor, or sick or not. You feel this calm is the satisfaction that no one else feels

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a calmness and security. I believe it feels that all the time.

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And on the Day of Judgment, these angels will say to them when fire is brought, don't be afraid, then be saddened and big and have glad news that you will enter Paradise which you have been promised. Don't worry this day is not against you this day is for you. Just be patient.

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Aloma john, let me know. We asked last month data to make us one of them.

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After Adam alayhis salaam she's lived on for a few more decades. And some of the narrations and scholars agree that

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she thought alayhis salam gave birth and from his progeny from his children came most of the prophets, most of the prophets ended up with him. And some say all of the prophets ended up in his lineage. No one came for after that from kaabil no prophets no messengers, but from sheath, who was from the son of Adam alayhis salam, and how what

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next, after sheath he was entrusted in charge.

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And then at his deathbed after him, he entrusted it to his most noble son, sheath Elisa Lam entrusted it to his most noble son of many children, his name was in us.

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And this name comes in the history books such as without any higher but also comes in the books of the children of the children of Israel, biblical and Torah, as in relation to believing in words from the Torah, from the Torah, and the Bible, the in gene. We, engine and Tara are both Bibles, their holy books, originally, not the ones that are corrupted today. If information comes to us from the versions today that does not exist in our religion in our court and or sooner, and it does not contradict the teachings of our religion, then we do not believe them, nor do we deny them, we leave them as they are, we can use them to talk about them. But we make that point. They are not there

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that are they're not completely correct.

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Or that we don't say that they are definitely authentic, nor do we say that their own authentic could be right could be wrong. So this son, Allahu Allah, his name was in us but he did give it to a son of his. His name was in us, who carried out his mission after him. Then after him his son

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Can I and then his son mahalalel took the charge of the mission. mahalalel is the one whom Persians they claim to be the king of the seven regions. And this is another biblical notion. It says that he was the first to cut trees, build cities and big castles. It says that he built the city of Babylon in Iraq today, Babylonia and the father city of Seuss or sauce.

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He defeated at least they say, and his army and then scattered them into mountains and valleys and killed a huge number of them as though there was a war between him and the jinns. Allah spent Allah knows best about this.

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And they say he had a splendid crown.

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And his rule lasted for about 40 years after

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his last father.

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Now this is something true after him came a son named as biblical terms also quote him as Jared. Jared,

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who took charge of his mission and hear the Quran the next man or the son that came after him. The Quran mentions him. His name is Idris alayhis salam. In biblical terms ancient names he was called Enoch

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and his name in the Quran came as Idris both are correct.

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In och, translated in the Quran as Idris in Arabic Idris Allah, his Salah

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Idris Allah, his Salim

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a prophet, he was a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And some of our scholars consider him to be the second prophet after Adam and he sent him some consider the third after sheaf. And some of our other scholars consider him the first prophet. Allah smart, Allah knows best. But it seems that our scholars lean towards it seems that the evidence says that Idris alayhis salaam was actually the first Prophet and the Hadees that said, Adam alayhis salam was a prophet are actually weak.

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Believe it or not, but we'll leave it as that in sha Allah, Allah Allah knows best about this.

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Last month, Allah says in the Quran,

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with corofin kita de de

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la la on fountain, Mecca.

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Allah says and mentioned in the book in the Quran, Idris he was a truthful Prophet, and we raised him high in the heaven, we raised him high in the heaven, I'd like to make a note in the Quran, you will find that there are sometimes English terms used as heaven and sometimes paradise.

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is really paradise, and Heaven is used for sky or high place.

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So, Heaven is actually not gender, but rather it is paradise. Like the word used as a DOS paradise, that's where the word came from. As for heaven, it is actually the skies, a semi wet.

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And in this area, it doesn't mention cement but Allah says what I found out who mccannon Alia we lifted him in a high place.

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We read in the deaf seat,

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which is most likely the correct interpretation but even our best and other companions.

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Allah praise Idris Ali Salam in that he was a truthful prophet.

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And even has had one of the past treatises he says he was the first man to write with a pen. And he was born while Adam alayhis salam was actually still living,

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living and he lived the last 380 years of his life. But he wasn't a prophet until after the death of Adam alayhis salaam, but he lived actually the last 300 and something years of his life. So we learned he learned from Adam a cinnamon Linton from Cheetah laser. But he came as a profit afterwards.

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He came as a profit not to stop people from shooting or to call them to the correct information, but rather to help stop and call people away from acts of corruption which they knew were corruption away from their desires, as we know such as Xena, and the act of killing, the act of murder, the act of proudness, the act of

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corruption, to pull them away from that. And it is said also in our history books that Idris alayhis salam was the first to take up arms against another army to carry out Jihad

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to fight against injustice.

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The meaning of jihad really is a fight against injustice, or a fight for justice, to protect the innocent, and to protect the weak, and to bring about justice for all Muslim or non Muslim,

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Muslim or non Muslim. And the enemy would be the one who is fighting against justice. So jihad is in order to establish justice on in the earth, not to force people into something that I want, but to establish justice and fairness for all and those who stand in the way of justice and fairness for all. jihad is a noble thing to do if the conditions are met, as in our So number one, I haven't got time to talk about that today. Maybe tonight, maybe another time. However, it is said that Idris Ali Salam was the first to take up arms and established battle against injustice. So these people are establishing justice, of killing and murder and pillage and corruption.

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And we raised him in a high heaven

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in Al Bukhari and Muslim in the Hadith related about the Night Journey of our Prophet Mohammed Salah Selim, it is mentioned that the prophet SAW Selim passed by him by Idris Ali Salaam in the fourth heaven.

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And even Jerry narrates saying that even our best asked God while I was prison there, he said, what it what is meant when Allah spent Allah says, and we raised him high in the heavens, and God began to reply to my best, Allah revealed Idris I would raise for you every day, the same amount of the deeds as all of Adams children.

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Perhaps meaning the children that lived in his time, and his arsenal was so devout to Allah that it when he did an action, a good action, Allah rewarded him equal to all the children of atomized them that lived in that time, and this can happen, where some, you'd be a Muslim, right and another Muslim is praying next to you. That Muslim who is praying, Allah is rewarding him, and that was praying next him Allah is rewarding him or her as well.

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But the reward may be for the person who's standing here, more than the reward of the person who's standing here and they're doing the same thing. It can happen. It all depends on the man within your heart, the intention within your heart, the reason why you're doing it and so on. We hear this about aboubaker the alojado. I also saw Selim says about him, Matt Falco. Ababa couldn't be Catherine because Ratan salette and LCM Nokia aka Maka abubaker. Ilan, who did not exceed you did not exceed you impiety and rewards because he prayed more than you or He fasted more than you or he did. Korea more than you know. But he said, Well, it can be shaped in what color of your Colby or Sadako

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Holloman, but because of something that existed inside his heart, that other of you don't have equal to him. And his actions proved what's in his heart. So sometimes a person's reward depending on the devotedness to Allah when they're doing that action

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can be rewarded more than others.

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So this Allah is salam, Allah, when he did a good deed, Allah said to me, You deserve the reward of all the children of Adam. So what did it do Salah is Salam do he said I wanted to live longer, at least wanted to live longer so they can earn more rewards, since that's the case. And it's the only time really any I mean, it's hard on for a moment for any Muslim to desire

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death, like quickly to say like to kill themselves to say, Oh Allah, I want to die or to commit suicide because they hate life. Or because they're poor, or because things are not going their way.

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And also Salim said let the terminal mode don't wish for death. Like then say I wish I died because of hardship. boeken amendment say. It also sort of told us a door I said Oh Allah say Oh Allah, if death for me early is better for me in my Deen and my hereafter then bring it to me early. And if life prolonging My life is better for me in my Deen and my hereafter than prolong it for me, whichever one is better bring it to me. You're allowed to ask Allah in that way. But the sales allow, Oh, I wish I died.

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Because of hardship No, and don't use Maryam alayhis salaam as an example. She said I wish that I had died before this. This is because she was saying it out of the being a role model of Eman and piety. Because what had happened to her was something that could be misunderstood. So she wasn't saying I wanted to die because of hardship. But rather it was something that was connected to her faith.

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So he said I want to live longer. So he said to one of his friends and Angel, he said Can you take me above to request?

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He said to him Allah has revealed to me such and such. So could you please speak to the angel of death so I could increase my deeds.

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And ask Allah. The angel carried him on his wings and went up into the heaven. The skies when it was the fourth Heaven, they met the angel of death, who was descending down to the earth. And the angel spoke to him who was descending down to the and the angel spoke to him about what Idris had spoken to him before. And the angel of death said, but where is Idris? He replied, he is upon my back. The Angel of Death said how astonishing I was sent and told to cease his soul in the fourth heaven. I kept thinking how I could see sit in the fourth heaven when he was on Earth. Then he took his soul there, out of his body, and that is what is meant in this verse, and we raised him high in the

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heaven. This Hadith came in Bukhari and Muslim

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but not necessarily in the Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim but different ones. So a Muslim aside, Buhari is guaranteed by men Buhari and Muslim to be authentic, but he's narrated in Bukhari and Muslim. And most likely, this is the authentic way. And this is the narration of in our best or the alojado and Cobb, in the interpretation of this verse.

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Address Idris alayhis salam

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is a prophet of God. And this is as much as it came to us in the Quran, but there are narrations about his character. They say that every Salah his solemn,

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was totally statue 60 cubits tall.

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And when he walked, his footsteps were long, they were big footsteps. That was similar to the footsteps of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he walked calmly.

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And they say that he spoke very little, that if ever he wanted to speak, he would speak something beneficial words of wisdom or he would be silent. And that's pacing the character of the prophets, especially of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. And when he walked,

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it was not his nature to constantly look upwards. He used to look downwards, like a person who constantly was thinking, so he'd walk and he would think a lot, ponder a lot, contemplate a lot, and a lot of pantalla praises the believers, that you don't have to look into the ground. But it's a form of thinking, you know, you when you look in your thinking, so as resize tends to look a lot to the ground thinking won't get distracted by a lot of the things in the world. And a lot of praises the believers by saying,

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very early in the creation of the heavens and the earth, there are truly signs for people of understanding. And the alternation of the day and the night.

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The ones who remember their Lord, when they're standing, when they're sitting and when they're on their sides.

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Meaning when they're healthy, and when they're weak in their beds, and they say, and they ponder and contemplate in the creations of the heavens and the earth.

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And they say, truly, our Lord, You have not created all of this for a vain reason, for a foolish purpose. Grant us salvation, and save us from hellfire. Glory be too far away are you from in any imperfection, so panic, that all of this is beautiful. You are not imperfect, my lord. So pondering and contemplating is one of the suddenness

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of way past. Among the scriptures that Ibrahim alayhis salam received, that make for yourselves in your days, separate them into organized hours.

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A time to ponder was one of them a time to just reflect upon the last creation.

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That in itself is a form of worship, to ponder upon last creation. And little do people these days have the time to do that? Because of the many distractions in our work, or our family, or our entertainment, or any such sort, the TV, the internet, our iPods, our DS is our rubbish book. I mean, Facebook, our

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chats, our entertainment, our movies, our music is all forms of entertainment. That

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should be monitored, you must be careful in how you use them. Otherwise they are terrible distractors. And we can see, to this day and age our children are what? They're immersed really deep, deep, deep into this technology, and then think anymore. They don't ponder anymore. And when they speak, their sentences are not even structured anymore. How did I speak? They speak, like the way they SMS each other, like the way they write over

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MSN alert. It's gone. Now MSN is dead. Now the new generation is on Facebook and the likes no time, and they'll stay up hours in the night, hours in the night, till the sum of them to the last third of the night, in which the prophet SAW Selim said, Lord descends in this night, the last third of the night, especially for those who are awake, seeking a loss, forgiveness, seeking making dua to Allah to say, Who is there among my servants rhetorical question, Who is there among my servants who is asking me for something so I may give them

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but this day and age thing up in this distraction, no, ponder, no contemplation, just take time out one day, one night, and just look up into the sky. Look up into the sky into the stars and see, see the harmony. That is all that has always been there. I'd like to write a funny story, which has a lot of wisdom. Maybe some of you have heard it, from a brother of ours, who he lives here in Melbourne, a friend of mine, who where he tells us when he tells me when he embraced Islam. He had a little tiny thought in his brain, which kept

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nagging at his conscience. It said to him, you know, okay, you believe in God and everything, but why not get a little bit of a sign? He tells it better than what I did, but I'm just going to let you tell you just a little bit. He says, That night I went home, and I sat on my bed, and I and the Quran was in my hand. And I said to myself, man, if only I can see just a little bit of a sign from God, he said, God, Allah, you know, he's talking about a person who's just newly converted to Islam. He says, I believe in you but just show me one sign. I just want to see something you know, like Ibrahim Ali said, he said, Oh Allah, I didn't take a photo he Animoto Show me how you give life to

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the death and Allah and Allah spent Allah said to him, do you not already believe he said, I believe but so my heart can be at ease. I just I like to see it. You know, seeing is not like believing you know what I mean?

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So he said, our last show me a sign is on his bed.

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And he said, I'm waiting for something to happen. It's very easy on God. He thought, a thunder lightning, maybe a lightning thunder, something like that, you know, the common things we expect in our weak minds. Nothing happened

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is waiting anyway, nothing happened. So he waited again. He said so I, I loved this day. So I thought I thought okay, you know, at least maybe a car can come past maybe a little bit of a breeze of wind to just sort of, you know, coming through my window, something like that. Nothing happened. A flicker of a light. Not even a flicker of a light. Maybe a fly just compartments give me some sign that Allah does exist. What did he say? Show me a sign but no sign was there. He said I felt disappointed.

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So what did I do? So open the Quran and what was in the Quran? You know how the Quran is it repeats itself in different ways. Yeah, the theme is one worship of Allah ponder about a lot of talking about his sciences past generations it's always continuing this message but in different ways. So he earns opens up the Koran, what does he read? He read the following verses something similar to the meaning of

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similar to this many can't recall them exactly. The meaning of God is mentioning his creation, as mentioning the skies, the sun and the moon, the earth the creatures mentioning these things. And God finally says, What means something like this? Have we not already shown you many signs for you to believe? I presume maybe it's this verse will come in a at the facility will morona Allah wa hamana Maradona, and how many signs in the heavens and the earth do they pass by?

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But they walk away from the neglected they don't see it. He thought to himself, my god. shivers went down his spine.

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You know, the goosebumps. That's what happened to him. He said here I am asking for a thunder or lightning or a breeze or a Carter composter a fly. Yet the size of a lion, his miracles are constantly in front of us. All you have to do is look at your palms, for example, you have to look at outside the sky. It's always there. Any how much more than that it's in your face. But what does Allah say? It says we take them for granted. But Allah Allah him will Ahmed focus at kulu as Allah says in the Quran, Time passed them and they got so numb to it until their hearts became hard and

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take your time and ponder and contemplate at the focus. This is what the process Selim used to do before he was given

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His message of being a prophet we all know in the cave of Hira

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cave of hidden, stay there for weeks, sometimes days, pondering, and he never committed ship

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and he was a shepherd. every prophet was a shepherd. Why? Why do you think that was shepherds? One of the reasons give them time off to ponder. Ponder