Bilal Assad – Reflections On The Prophets 14 Credulous Beliefs

Bilal Assad
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of protecting our own lives and defend ourselves in the face of protecting our own lives, defend ourselves in both the public and the private. Both must be protected, but also defend themselves. Either way, they can practice their Deen, but they must also be protected. Either way, they can practice their Deen, but they must also defend themselves. Either way, they can practice their Deen, but they must also be protected. Either way, they can practice their Deen, but they must also be protected. Either way, they can practice their Deen, but they must also be protected. Either way, they can practice their Deen, but they must also be protected. Either way, they can practice their Deen, but they must also be protected. Either way, they can practice their Deen, but they must also be protected. Either way, they can practice their Deen, but they must also be protected. Either way, they can
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim

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al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While early he was so happy he urged my brothers and sisters in Islam as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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Today insha Allah we continue our lessons from the life of our Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salaam

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Ibrahim alayhis salam from last week just to recap very quickly. He was born in a city close to Babylonia

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in Iraq, today known as Iraq. And he was born to a father by the name of Azur. He has other names, but he was an idol, or a statue maker. So he made statues for people to worship. Ibrahim alayhis salam had

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a nephew by the name of Lord Allah, he said and he was also a prophet.

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And don't be amazed that

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there could be in one particular generation or in a particular time at one moment in one place more than one prophet.

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There were times where there were two or three or four prophets in one time in one era

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the time of a Salah his Salaam there was a Saudi Salim and there was your here there was a career and a salon three in one go masala salon was with his brother Harun Allahumma salli ala center. So don't be surprised if there were four or even five messengers or prophets at one time.

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Ibrahim alayhis salaam was a messenger of Allah. And he is in fact one of the five who are identified as nasm. Allah mentions in the Quran about Allah Allah has given urusan there are messengers of Allah, who are only lazur, meaning those in Judah with great perseverance. They went through lots of struggle more than the other prophets in relation to their people, not on a personal level. For example, one might say that a Yoruba Allah His Salaam, he went through so much physical struggle within himself in sickness and illness until the point where his meat started to drop off his body.

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When we talk about only those who persevered, we are talking about in relation to their perseverance with their people. Ibrahim alayhis salam was one of them.

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This is to show us that our to Allah subhanho wa Taala is not always easy.

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And that the path to gender requires a lot of effort. And the most struggle a person does in Dawa and his patient in his path, the more they are deserving of higher degrees in general. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the person who practices their Deen but does not mix with the people in showing this practice. So inviting others reminding others and the person who practices his Deen and goes out and mixes with the people and advises others and invites others between them the one who invites others and mixes with the people and is patient. He said while Spiro Allah there him and his patient with the harm that he receives from the people is far more greater and better

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and virtuous than the one who practices on his own, and does not mix with the people. And he's patient with any of the harm that he receives as a result.

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Ally mentions in the Quran have a member members of the children of Israel been in there were some of them who used to see the monk or they used to see the wrong

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happening in this society.

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And they had the ability to go out and remind and call and speak.

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But they didn't. A group of them sat back, they prayed and fasted and they did their practices. But they didn't do anything more than that. They lifted on a very personal level.

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And then there was a group who saw the munkar the wrong

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and they copied it. So they started to be like them. So they do the munkar with the people and they will also still pray and do some acts of worship. So now we've got two groups a group of children of Israel, who did not participate in the wrong in the munkar

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But they remained by themselves without trying to change anything.

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And there was a group who did not change anything but rather participated and mixed their Deen with the wrong.

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And then there was a third group there in the Quran this story is mentioned in the Quran and there was a group of them a third group who practice their Deen and also tried to make a change. I lost my dad says when he took them or when they all died, those who participated in amonkar Allah punish them in hellfire. And those who may who tried to make a change, Allah rewarded them with high places of gender. The third group is not mentioned, Allah did not even mention them. And when Allah mentions a group in a particular way, and then doesn't tell us about the conclusion, we say that the meta is to Allah, we cannot say that they passed or failed. Which one do you want to be? So a min

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takes the example of Ibrahim alayhis salaam, from among Rossum. From a very young age, he was only a teenager, when he began

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to invite his people and challenge he challenges the wrong which they believed him. He challenged it however, with wisdom.

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He challenged it with wisdom.

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And when he wanted to change something wrong, he made sure that by changing the wrong, it's not going to lead to something worse. Some people they make a mistake in when they are trying to change the wrong the monk or changing the munkar. The wrong is an enormous sooner. In fact, it is compulsory in certain circumstances, when no one else is doing it, you must try and do it in some way. But they don't realize that but if you don't try to think whether by changing a certain wrong, it will lead to a bigger wrong

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than they had they would have done, they would have done wrong by trying to change what is already wrong. There was a great scholar of the past, they passed by and he had students and he saw some people from the tatata, the Mongols. They were drinking alcohol and they had just embraced Islam.

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He lived and drinking alcohol and getting drunk. And his students asked the Imam Yes, ma'am. You saw them doing a Moncure around but you did not inform them or try to change it. Why? Yeah, he explained to us. And the Imam said to the students, these people, I know them to be barbaric. We know them before Islam, and their habit of barbarism and

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slaughtering and killing and fighting is still in them. So by changing them from drinking the alcohol and harming themselves, they will harm others. So therefore I saw a fit that leave them on this small on this moon car rather than doing a bigger bunker. This is the way our scholars taught us, are you going into someone's home, for example, a relative or a friend, and you find that they have got across in their house, or they have the picture of some celebrity hung up.

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They've got Lady Gaga or Michael Jackson or they've got some other all these other apps things I'm not under their names, I don't want to know, but they have their pictures up there. And you have just embraced Islam or you just started your Islam and handle a new new one. And you see that this is wrong. So what they did some people what they do, they come and they try to rip it off, or they abused the person who's hung it up. But you cannot do that because it's gonna This is not your not your property. You haven't got the right to change something. We're in a position where you're not allowed to do so. So this is not your property. This is a personal property for someone else. And by

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trying to do it with your hands, you'll cause a bigger problem.

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But what you can do is advise with your mouth.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Mara I mean c'mon campanula yo Beardy. Any of this is in Buhari. Whoever if you sees a wrong, then you should try to change it first of all with your hand.

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Physically, in other words, physically, for lm you're stuck there. But if you are unable to change it physically, for some reason,

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February 2, then with your tongue, speak out, advise admonish, teach for Illa Mustafa if you are unable to change it with your tongue, but we call it be weather nikka often, amen. Then inside your heart, and that is the last resort of your Eman meaning to hate it in your heart is the minimum that you must do. It doesn't mean that if you change it with your hand, that's the best way. No Does it mean to hate it in your heart is the smallest way. What it means is that any way between changing it physically or in your tongue or by the heart, whichever one fits the best, then do it. Whichever one fits the best, then do it

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in a circumstance

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Speaking or changing with your hand will lead to a greater problem, then no hate in your heart until you have the opportunity to do so.

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Remember, my son once at his school, says Baba, we were forced to play music. With flutes and guitars and everything, we had to sing songs like this. And there were songs of pop music that you hear about today, which obviously, I've told my son that this is wrong. And he's seen their clips how they dance and sing, and they're almost fully naked. So they bring with you with them a demoralized culture, that you are to practice with their music. So he couldn't change it. He's just done in grade one. So I said to him, Baba, the best thing you can do at this stage is to hate it in your heart. So hate it in here. He can't change it with his mouth. He can't change it with his hand

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because he doesn't know how to speak and he doesn't know how to change with his hands. Hate it in your heart. And when you're able to say this is how I'm I don't want to take part in this. There are circumstances like this. Or if you know that a harm is going to be caused upon your brothers or the Muslim community once I'm in the

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masjid one time it happens in any message, right? And when I was there for a few years, you never know all types of phone calls. You can get all types of freaks you can have coming to the masjid the best and the worst, you just don't know who's gonna enter. You don't know anyone. One day a man walks in and he's got a huge machete, you know, big knife right on the side of him. And he's got a jacket on.

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It's got the huge knife and he's walking around with it. And this is illegal here. Right? So some brothers came up to me and said, Brother, you know, we tried to tell this brother about taking his knife away, but he was about to, you know, sort of take it out on us. said, Okay, all right. Just leave him leave him for a sec. Let him walk in. He walked in the brother prayed. So I came up to him and silently and very slowly smiled to him, said Salam Alikum walaikum salam hugged him say What's your name, got to know him a little bit introduce myself. By this time, within about until about four or five minutes of getting to know him.

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My objective was to change what he had because it was going to cause harm to the masjid and to the Muslims. If someone found out with us, and it was the police coming in, calling us some kind of violent people.

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In that moment, five minutes I discovered that the man wasn't all mentally there.

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So now you need to try and find out Okay, now has to have a different approach. The man is not mentally there.

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So then I said to him, brother,

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why do you have the knife with you? Since I can protect myself? So but we'll protect you. He said the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said you must hold some kind of weapon with you and use this hadith about holding an arm's length of stick with you, or a palm length of a knife with you. That was if because everybody had weapons in the time from Switzerland. You had to have some kind of protection. But here you didn't need it. So I said to him first of all, brother but the knife you have is bigger than a palm. It's like two pumps. So no, no, no, you don't know I got I had a dream about that. I'm going to change the world.

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I said But brother, aren't you afraid that some of the police may stop me? He said it's FISA vilella I will go to the prison for it said all right. What if they come and they harm the Muslims? Because no No, no, no, I don't want to harm the Muslims. I'm going to protect the Muslims. So by you wearing that knife on you. They're going to come and think that we here in the mosque we met we let you do this and that we are Muslims, they carry around knives they're going to think that we're violent. So no, no, no, I don't want that. I don't want that. No, no, no. I said then brother insha Allah, either hide it now and take it home keep it somewhere. You know, don't keep it outside. And that's

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when hamdulillah he was convinced he was convinced. But the point is sometimes we need to really analyze the situation before changing among God or something wrong. If even if it's healthier living is something that is okay to do. But if you know that by doing that Hillel it result in something haram or a harm. No, you stop. I'll give you an example. And you will know if I might have no yes or the Alon Omar in the acid or the Aloha and woman on Mars was one of those humans above the law and they were tortured the most by the koresh by the enemies with a lot of courage, and his mother and father were killed in front of him. When he was tied up and his parents were killed being killed in

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front of him. They told him to swear abused the Prophet sallallahu

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so you abused the messenger, Salah selama mentioned that God's in good. You mentioned hobo link good and abused. The prophet SAW Selim in his absence. His parents were killed in front of him when they came to find him the prophet SAW sent him saw that he was still alive. And after a few days I'm open yesterday was still said. I also saw Salam upon seeing him like this he said to me, Ahmad, don't worry sobre la s in the mo Ada collegian the patient or family of acid, your promises in paradise they were given the promise of Paradise and he said your father and mother are the friends

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martyrs of Islam. He said, Your Rasul Allah, it is not that which I am sad about. What I'm sad about, and I can't forgive myself is that I abused you. I mentioned that God's in good.

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I also saw Selim said, How do you find your heart?

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He said, I find it.

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I find it

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satisfied and happy with the belief in Allah and His Messenger, and I love them both. He said, Yeah, Amar in ayah, to find out, if they return to do the same thing to you, then you return and say the same thing you said,

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so long as your heart is okay with it. in this circumstance.

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He prevented the harm to himself in this circumstance by saying what he said so long as his heart is clear with it, but below the alarm, what I know is the opposite. When he was being tortured on the sand, he only had himself to worry about not his parents or other Muslims around him. He was the only one being tortured so when they put the rock on his chest in the heat of the sun, and they said to him, mentioned our gods and good and abused the Prophet. He said, I had an I had God is Allah is only one of those anyone and he said to the Prophet, I sent him Yara Salalah, no alum to Kalimantan,

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to belittle him Ackerman, hello Coulter, if I knew of a word that would make them angrier and hurt for more than that, I would have said worse than that. But this was the most hurtful word to them. To say Allah is one of them. And process animals happy about that this way this this is a hobby talk. And this way, this is a hobby took a salsa Sallam said, this is your way and this is your way, and you shouldn't have done it any other way.

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But changing the bunker is a very deep piece of information. And Ibrahim alayhis salam was one of those types. So now we have reached a type where he has proven to the people that what they are worshipping are stones which they carve with their hands.

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And they worship these stones which they carved with their hands instead of Allah.

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And when he said to them, why do you worship them? They used to say that that is the spirit form within them. The spiritual form within them who they represent. They represent spiritual beings. They represent pious men of the past. So we're not really worshipping the statues they used to say we are worshipping the form within them that will bring us closer to Allah.

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But they came and offered to the statues, they spoke to the statues they called upon the names of the statues. So what did Allah call it? He called it a bed to them, he called it worship to them, you cannot justify it. Allah says, well, either Salah khiva Danny for any Akali eg without a doubt either done. And if my servants ask you, oh, Mohammed Salah silent about me tell them that I am Nia, I am close. I will respond to them whenever they called. So we don't need an intercessor we don't need statues, we don't need intermediaries. We don't even need the prophets to call upon their names to a Lost Planet, Allah because Allah is addressing the Prophet himself and telling him tell the

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people to call upon me, not upon the messenger, for example, today, and I always really, you know,

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repeat this and I need to repeat it one more time. We all know that worshipping idols and statues is Schick, it's this belief in Allah subhanaw taala and making partners with Allah. But we still Unfortunately, the Muslim community in society today have still carried certain traditions and customs, from Greek theology, and Hinduism and Buddhism and other sorts of ancient religions.

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And we don't even realize that we're committing shooting ourselves, for example, and I've mentioned this many times before.

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The blue eye that some of our Muslim brothers and sisters were in the intention that bill in the belief that it will protect them from harm to little amulet.

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blue in color.

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Either it comes as a little blue ball by itself very tiny, like a

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like a pea or something. Or they might have it in, glued inside of a gold shaped or an eye shaped piece of gold. And they wear it around them or they put it on babies when they're born. Or they put it on, or the hanger up inside their car, for example, or in the door of their house or somewhere in the room, thinking that people who are jealous and people have envious eyes. I don't know what language is I heard the languages who uses Mazar which language you say nazar, Turkish, whatever I've heard is also Pakistanis. I use the word Mozart and Indians. So it's a common thing that Mozart now the iron is true ally. No, Huck. Also as lm said, evil eyes is true. But how do you protect

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yourself from it not in this way. Similarly, the people of Ibrahim alayhis salam, they wish these idols because they wanted them to protect them from harm fitsum from sickness, because he realized last week what we said Ibrahim alayhis salam looked into the stars and he said I am sick. So they thought because he's sick, he wanted to stay with the idols so they can heal him. So similarly to their belief, there's no difference between what they believe and people who believed in this

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nazar thing, you carve it out with the hand, you buy it and then you wear it.

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How does that make sense?

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This is this is an idol.

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And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Man Allah Khatami mutton faqad Ashok This is in Bukhari and Muslim this hadith motherfuck Allah no doubt about this hadith

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no doubt about its authenticity whoever wears and type of amulet any type of amulet

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believing that will prevent them from harm then he or she has committed ship is

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anything brother brothers asking what if it's a triangle anything if it's a lock of hair, if it's a, I don't know a piece of diamond, that piece of feather that you found on the street, some people they might have a good fortune turning around the corner from their home and they find a feather or a stone and they said this is my good luck charm, any kind of charm, anything

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anything okay, the Quran is a little bit different, not necessarily shake, it's not sherek but we don't have evidence that that also Salah Selim or any of his companions actually

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used the Quran itself by writing and covering into pieces of leather to prevent themselves because the Quran was sent down verbally, not in writing. The Quran was sent down verbally and Allah told us that the rasa Selim cool, I was aware of Bill Falak me Sure Rima holla, let me show reverse, you can either walk up mature enough that if it occurred to me Sherry has it in either hazard, say, as in said, I seek refuge in Allah, the Lord of the dawn,

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from everything which he has created,

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and from the shutdowns and evil in the devils, and from the whispers of the shaitan and from any person who has jealousy towards me, so listen to what he says cold say. So, the Quran is to be recited to be read. Similarly, I heard one scholar give a very good example says imagine you go to the doctor,

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and he prescribes for you a medicine, a tablet, and he says to you take it after meals this month, three, four times a day. So instead, what do you do? You go and wrap it up in a piece of leather, and you hang it around your neck panadol around your neck, you'll never get cured. So similarly with the Quran, and Allah, Allah knows best, what we cannot go back in authenticity to the process. We are better to stay away from it. Yes, I know, some chefs do this, and they do have their opinion and hamdulillah I'm not going to degrade any of the shade. So do so. This is their view, and I respect their view. But this is also the view which which I am upon and majority of the scholars are really

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upon past and present to me. It makes more sense according to the delille in the evidence that we have.

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But what we're focusing on are the idols. That's something else that's different area. It's nothing to be too concerned about, but to be concerned about is this, these amulets that people wear, it doesn't matter what it is, even those who read horoscopes, you know, now it's become a fashion. It's become a fashion. It's a fashion for teenagers that talk about the horoscope and a teenager who doesn't especially among girls who doesn't know her horoscope? She's weird. Right? She's weird. When horoscopes were actually invented by weird people you know, the people who

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the sorcerer is from

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you know, from from imaginary

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magic books and things like Harry Potter and stuff, that type of image. can imagine someone walking around the streets looking like that. Yeah, wearing big skulls around his neck and things like that. They're the weird people and these horoscopes came from these types of people and what do we do we look at other people is weird because they don't know their horoscope. So horoscope is just basically telling you your life or whatever what you represent based on the year that the month that you're born in, which is actually a Christian calendar as well.

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Knock on wood

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knock on wood, we know the better one and people do it even atheists who don't even believe in a garden they knock on wood to believe in God now that doesn't make sense but knock on wood makes sense to them. I don't know how knock on wood or to prevent harm. So knock on wood This is actually a belief system. It's a religion.

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Touch wood knock on wood all the same. They're all the same. I don't know what else they're gonna make up still.

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Some people in the past is a new religion and excuse me for saying this.

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They worship the male * and they believe the male * prevents harm so now you go into the home and I've got statues of male * inside their home and they say please prevent harm from us. So this is an I don't know what else they're going to come up with. So anything that says anything left in open, that means any type of amulet any type of whatever you want to make up even if it's a breeze, even if the clouds somebody will choose their own style, their own cloud, their own, whatever horoscopes and astrology is based on Star signs and all that stuff. And this is exactly the time we brought him at least tell him to we're going to mention today since we're

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talking about

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He went to Syria and he found that people were worshipping stars, every person will grab a star. Although although although grab a group of stars

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and add worship and they call them gods and they give them names, it actually began there in a Shem in Syria. And today astrology is based on that.

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Star signs and horoscopes and astrology is based on a belief system. This was actually a religion, which existed at the time of Ibrahim alayhis salam.

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clusters of stars here cluster and each one's got a name.

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And Greek theology Greek had the stars as Gods they call them Gods god of what Venus and all those other names and Mars and so on and so forth. Mazda, Mazda, the name of the car Mazda is named after Zoroastrian God. Zoroastrians were people who, basically

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they sort of worshipped fire but they also had many other gods and one of them was mess them as there is a God of Zoroastrians, and also worship stars as well.

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So these are forbidden in Islam and a Lost Planet. Allah mentions about them in the Quran, those who follow the star signs a new zoom, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said gatherwell Moana Ji Muna wa Sadako This is a Muslim gatherwell massage deco in the Caribbean, Mona, Mona Hello Sadako. Those who read star signs and tell you of your future based on that a lie is even if they happen to make one or two.

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They fluke one or two, and they get it right. That's what happens to people. So these people have Ibrahim alayhis salam, it's what happened to them that come and worship an idol. And that same morning or that same day, they'd go and do their business day and they get a profitable day.

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Another man would get a bad day. But then it comes to this verse says, What's this oil did nothing to me the other person would say to him, but look, I pray to this God today and look what I got maybe a prayer to the wrong God. So and so they talk to each other like that and they build up their own their own assumptions in their heads. And this is exactly how it happens today.

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Any person now I guarantee you Okay, you want to make a business you want to become a millionaire. Alright, if you want to become a millionaire, I know a way but it will cost you hereafter it'll cost you a whole Dean. Obviously, no one will do that. Just make up any religion you want. Make up an idea. Well, like it doesn't mean you don't have to think about it much. Just take five minutes think of something anything which ask your little son or daughter Tell me something and just take it on board and start advertising voila, he will have followers I swear by our loyal have followers. Why is it better than the What is it?

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Scientology what is that so panel about a spaceship coming and people actually committed suicide they waited Remember that? A few years back when they put the people committed. So they waited in this house. And they all committed suicide and died on this spaceship aliens to come and take them mahalo and awkward dilemma. You got people who worship the female *, people who should the cow

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you know people who wish because they say life comes out of it milk pure comes out of a llama what causes this. So people who worship trees, people worship leaves, people who worship people

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and Subhanallah they worship anything they like, people worship themselves,

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their own desires.

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So all of these superstitious beliefs are based on idolatry are based on shirk. Even when you swear an oath by other than Allah, swearing an oath.

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You know we say well law he biller he Vala hubzilla he says in Turkish write books in mobile.

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This is an earth which can only be done by Allah.

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So when a person swears by their mother's grave

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or they by grandfather, or they swear by a pious men, or they swear by the prophet sallallahu wasallam you know when nebby Oh they swear by their honor we have in Arabic They swear by the mustache we're here to swear to be I swear by my mustache because mustache is meant to represent honor.

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We're here at Chateau fi by my honor, I swear by my honor Allahu Akbar. This is shikara Susana Elias and I'm saying this is in Bukhari, and Muslim as well. All these hobbies are 100% authentic and you can just look them up, and you'll find them in under the back of our head. And also sallallahu Sallam said McKenna Hannifin, fairly active biLlahi olio smoked, whoever is going to swear on Earth, let them serve Earth by Allah alone, or let them be silent out Leo Smith, let them be silent. Man Hello fob right in there, he forgot Ashura also another authentic Hadees whoever swears by under than Allah, he has come he or she has committed shit. And he's all based on what these are idolaters

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all those who worship idols is what they used to do this to swear us by the statues by hobbled by, and led by word by swear by Yahuwah

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Dr. Nasir all these different names that they had, they swear an oath by them

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to Christian cernos by Jesus, you know, when I say Jesus Christ, what are they saying? Oh, Jesus helped me, oh Jesus, I swear by you. So when a Muslim says Jesus Christ, you're going to understand what you're actually saying here, you know, just saying a name. There is a connotation to it, you swearing Earth by this prophet, or you are calling upon him for help or assistance when Allah says, You should only call upon Allah Azza wa sallam once had

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been our best behind him. He was very young at that times a boy, probably seven or eight years old or nine. And he said to him, yeah, and he said to him, yeah, hulan a young boy for the letter.

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You keep alone your mind Allah will keep you preserved with him. Yeah, follow the lead agenda to jack always keep a light in your conscience. Meaning know that Allah is always watching you in there before you and keep him in your heart. Allah will protect you while I'm under Hello Mr. Martin in surgeon Allah ano de roca. bisha murcott kata bajo la la familia de roca. vishay know that if all the human beings and all the genes were together together to harm you with something which Allah has not decreed for you, they cannot harm you with even the slightest bit. What an HTML Allah and you're the rook abishai murcott kata bajo la la roca

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Falco first benefit you now harm you is the ultra Bennett all gathered to benefit you to harm you in some way which Allah has has not given permission to harm you in any way they cannot harm you, Jeff as a clam, what do we have to solve the pen the ink of the drain of the pen has dried and the

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tablets have been closed. In other words, what Allah has decreed has decreed and nothing can change it.

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Whatever decisions you're gonna make a lot already knows that if anyone wants to harm you, they cannot unless anyone wants to benefit. No one can do that unless Allah wills it. In other words, call upon a law and he says we're in his stand the first time biller, were in his office in his town, the first time biller will insert way the cell surface area. If you ask, then ask only Allah and if you have to seek refuge seek refuge only in Allah, meaning in things that human beings can't do. So you're allowed to say to the doctor, please help me. But in your heart, you believe that it is Allah who helps you, without him doctor cannot help you. But because Allah has given the ability

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to the doctor, to know what the medicine is, in certain circumstances, you can say to your friend come and help me, we're not talking about that. We're talking about things that are beyond human abilities. And even when you ask someone you know, in your heart, the tech cannot help you unless Allah willed it for them to be able to help you. So we're not talking about that. But when you direct your attention to an amulet or to a piece of material, you're hanging up on the wall or something you wrapped around your arm or something you carve into whatever, then this is, my dear brothers and sisters.

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It's a shark or in some kind of a movement like knocking or touching wood or some people believe the opposite. you spill salt and you walk over it or something like that, or throwing salt behind your back or look into a mirror at night and breaking a mirror and

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all these other superstitious This is all shittier when because let me tell you the wood issue. This is a belief system that was based on

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a civilization who believed that when people died if there were good spirits, the spirits resided in the trees of the forests. So they used to go and hang their weaponry and their clothing and stuff on trees. And they used to seek blessings from the trees, because they believe the spirits of good people are inside of them.

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So then it evolved and over time, people began to believe that wood has a special power. So they say to you knock on wood or touch wood to prevent harm.

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You understand? You see where this go we need to understand the origins of things brothers and sisters. And this is why Allah constantly throughout the whole Quran. Three quarters of the Quran is about stories of prophets, stories of messengers, and all of it starts off with a common basis, which is the head and chick, you'll find that everything all the wrongdoers all the different paths were based on the hidden chick. So Ibrahim alayhis salam was among them who went against such a great thing.

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So they put him in the catapult and they said, How do we call one pseudo and he had a comb. They said, burn him and save your gods.

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Allah a God needs to be saved by a human being who has created *.

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Save your gods. what they meant, of course, was save your Gods as intended this person, ruin the minds of the people and make them disbelieve in our gods. But again, that's in the hands of Allah Spano Donna. You don't kill or burn people or force them into a religion that they don't belong to. Or you silence someone from saying the truth. Listen to what they have to say Allah subhanaw taala also said in relation to us in the children of the People of the Book, the Jews and the Christians

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call them come in. I know in our Kelly meetings to a word that is common between us that we worship none other but Allah. And let's debate on that which is reasonable.

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Ibrahim alayhis. Salam did that, what did I do? burn him get rid of him. So what happened? They threw him into the fire. We mentioned last week that the fire was as high as, or the wood itself was as high as three storey buildings out Mufasa don't say, and the fire alarm, it was so high that it took a person about half a kilometer to stay away from the fire. Otherwise, we went any close to burn from the heat.

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So it was a huge fire. Because they wanted to make a statement to the whole

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of the country of the world.

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As the through him.

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It is stated in the Tafseer that gibril Allah is Salam and Mikhail came to him saying, Can we do anything to help you? And he would say the following words, has to be Allah wanyama lucky

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enough for me is Allah.

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And he is the best to rely upon. I don't need your bread, and I sent him I don't need McCain. I don't need all of you. I only need a lot in this circumstance. I call upon Allah. And this is the greatest test. Allah did test Ibrahim alayhis salam over and over and over again, the test can be to check whether you your Eman is true or deliberately to make you rise higher and higher. So you become a better example for others. Allah knew that Abraham and his son passed every test but he makes him as an example for us.

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So Abraham said has to be alone m&r Rasul Allah sent him said has to be Allah when I'm at work, he will call her Ibrahim and luckily enough,

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enough, Allah is for me, and what and the best one to rely upon is he Abraham said this when he was thrown into fire. Then Allah mentions in the Quran Golden

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Rule Cooney.

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We set to the fire, a law said we set to the fire, oh fire be cold and peaceful.

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On Ibrahim

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our scholars obviously they're amazing in Arabic. They said, If Allah had an Abbess of the Allahu I know, he says this and now scholars narrate him. He said, even our best one of the greatest that Mufasa don't have the Quran or Susannah made a draft for him when he was a child. Along with Oklahoma Dean, he said Allah

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enjoy him with great knowledge. And so the Sahaba just to come to him for the seat. Among them was more aware of the Aloha just before I finished the store. While we are there lo Ana once was reciting through the Quran,

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and he came to have been our best for the Allahu anhu. Now we know Malia was an unknown. It was an amazing poet and amazing, amazing Arabic speaker.

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Amazing. Yet he was reciting an alien nakara, which made him flabbergasted. So it cannot have an Ibis and said you have no I best thought about Nehemiah or an Albury. The oceans are the waves of the court and hit me left, right and center. They took me everywhere. I didn't know what I was understanding anymore. He said he told me he said I didn't know that a endocrine where it says why, whether Noni is they have a mohawk demon Ravana Allah naka de la. And when the known universe alayhis salam went away from his people angry at them, and he assumed that we will not be able upon him. Now that's literally translated as that way in English. So Mario said What do you mean? Didn't

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unison believe that Allah will be able against him hasn't got enough power against them, even our best clarified a Tim it says here not a deal comes from the meaning of Qatar, not qudra Qatar means decree fate, that Allah will not decree to punish him.

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And while he understood it in the meaning of goodra, which means power alone will not have power over him. So when I best clarified it to my Alia, a great Arabic linguistic and here, I bet a great manifester, in the promises that I made what he says about Ibrahim alayhis salaam,

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about this area about Allah saying to the face if Allah said,

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Oh, fire be cool on Ibrahim, without saying peaceful, the fire would have frozen him.

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Allahu Akbar, fire can freeze. Because Allah is the one who made fire to burn. He can make the fire to freeze. Is that right?

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And if he said, but but rather Allah said, alpha be cool and peaceful on Ibrahim. So this was the decree of Allah. Allah says in the Quran

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in Galicia in Kala Karna will be a tidal

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wave, everything have created it in absolute intricate proportion. When a law creditor everything is in is perfectly estimated. So if you were to get sick, it's estimated that you will get sick this way. If human beings have a certain weakness, it's estimated This is our weakness. We have a certain strength it's estimated This is how much strength we'll have. This is our law, everything is deliberately placed in this world, intricately measured. So when a law set to the fire, cool and peaceful, he is intricately measuring how the fire should be, and the fire obeyed and the fire obeyed

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because Allah says in the Quran, or in

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Shang in in your sat behind will be handy he will

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there isn't anything on earth there isn't anything Alice's not on Earth. There isn't anything except that it glorifies the name of alarm and he worships Him obeys him. But you cannot understand the glorification. The rocks, the sun, the moon, the fire, the water, everything. Except for two types of creations they are given the option, the humans and the genes. We have a choice to rebel or to obey.

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That's why you see the world is in harmony.

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A lion never changes habitat. Doesn't say one day I feel like becoming a vegetarian today. Find it in the cartoons. Yes. In their imagination. You know when they do something like that about lions becoming vegetarians or whatever? The only thing I think is that they're trying to promote homosexuality. They're trying to say that, you know, be different. It's okay even out of natural even out of your natural norm will lie This is my theory and I think it's right.

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Anyway, Ibrahim Ali Salim was thrown into the fire

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or all sorts of Allah Selim said

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that only or was it the companions have been our best I don't recall. However, only the ropes that he was tied with were burnt off.

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And Ibrahim alayhis salam was free inside the fire.

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There are different durations on how long he stayed in the fire.

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But they say it was a very long time until the fire

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became extinguished, complete.

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And some say a few days. And then Ibrahim alayhis salaam, walked out of the fire in front of the people who were watching.

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Either way, he did not burn.

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And the province of Arsenal tells us that Ibrahim alayhis salam said,

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I have never

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had a more blissful, blissful, and most relaxing moment than the day I was in, I was thrown in the fire.

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Some narrations tell us that Allah made a fountain of water

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and fruits such as grapes to be available for him in the fire to eat and drink. Some narrations say that nothing is hard upon our last panel without

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Ibrahim Ali has sent him exit from the fire before the eyes of the people, those who did watch him.

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And the only one who believed and maintained his belief was lot alayhis salam Allah says, Allah haulotte only load Allah has sent him kept believing in him. Not Allah Sam never worship idols. But he believed in him. And he believed in this miracle, and no one else did. All those who saw him they called it magic.

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This is what they always used to resort to By the way, why not from a people who worship superstitions? Obviously, they're going to think this is magic. Isn't that right? They believe in things even worse, I mean, more unbelievable than that. Except for Allah they won't believe in you, except for a hereafter they won't believe in except for agenda and heaven and * except that except as a messenger of Allah, they won't believe in de la la la.

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So they said Sahara now there was a king by the name of num road. And num road was the king of that region.

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And he heard about this man, this young man Ibrahim, young, youthful man, Ibrahim, teenager, 17 1820 years old, something like that.

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And he called Ibrahim to his presence. This is just before Ibrahim alayhis salaam migrated from this place of Cofer to another place just before that, a number of called him to his presence. And he wanted to challenge him with his belief.

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So now I'm rude which also literally means

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the arrogant one

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He said to Abraham alayhis salam.

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And this is mentioned in the Quran. Without the name of Nimrod,

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who is your God?

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He said, Robbie, Robbie, a lady Yoshi where you meet says in the Quran, he said, My Lord

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is the one who brings life and causes death

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brings life and death.

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color and he will omit, he said, the king, I can also give life and give this.

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He said, how he said, watch.

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He brought in two of his slaves, captives.

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And he brought his,

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the the executioner, he said to him, kill this slave, and free this life. So he killed one and left one alive, said, See, I killed and I kept alive. Now, obviously, there's no every man his element, he meant the origin of life and the origin of death.

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Meaning Allah can return from life and turn from life to death and death to life.

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Meaning you own a road cannot prevent death if it's going to happen. And you cannot decide what kind of new life is going to be. This is already life. You haven't made it live. It's already living. You just didn't kill it. And this one, you killed it. Okay, but death is already been decreed, try and prevent death from anyone try and prevent yourself from death. That's what he meant.

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But no one can prevent death. And no one can bring new life without the means of the ways that Allah has given us such as getting married and * and such a thing.

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Or planting a seed and letting Allah do the course of the rain and fertilizer and everything.

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I brought him on a cell and didn't bother arguing more into that. And this is the wise scholars. When they see that someone is arrogantly an alien. He knows what you mean. But he's trying to play with philosophy.

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He doesn't bother with that argument going to lead him nowhere. So he went to a stronger argument immediately. What did he say? God in Arabi.

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He said

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panela outside in English, the meaning of cert my lord brings out the sun from where it rises. So you make it bring out you so you bring the sun out from where it sits. Why don't you do the opposite. I'm telling you that I have a Lord you cannot see. And he exists. And he makes this sun come out from where it rises. You change it if you're a god, make it come out from where it sits change it.

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Now, Allah says for bolita Latika from

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the one who disbelieved. Boy, it was silenced. If you say you're a god, you should be able to do it.

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Because that's what you're claiming. Based on your claim, do it. Because only a God can do it. Since you showed me how you can bring life and death. That's your argument, okay? per se, I believe that you can bring life and death since you can do such a great miracle. Then bring out the sun from where it sits. Otherwise my God is stronger than you

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for bolita Latika for he couldn't do anything.

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So he told him Get out of here. Because a Nimrod was afraid that he might change his mind as well and he's to call himself a god.

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So Abraham, Allah is seldom left and his father

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kicked him out.

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And we know last week what we celebrate my son and maintained his niceness to his father no matter what.

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And he took his nephew. Did I say nephew? Okay, sorry. lotulelei was not his nephews, his first cousin, he was the,

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his uncle's son.

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And he took him with him. And they migrated from the place of gopher to the place where they can find they can worship a last minute with either

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a Muslim, a believer,

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if where they live,

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prevented them

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from worshipping Allah,

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like there are laws against them and there is everything against them, preventing them from worshipping Allah.

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And it's hard for them to remain in that land. They must migrate. And this migration is called Elijah to Fie Sevilla.

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This is one of the forms of jihad to migrate for the sake of Allah.

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Like what the prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam did when he migrated from Mecca to Medina when there was no chance anymore of practicing your deen properly. So in handler here we have our messages. For example, we can practice we can preach our Deen handler so far, so

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But if it came to a stage where we are prevented from practicing our Deen, then migration becomes the first option for us. We don't want to harm anyone. We don't force anyone to the deen. Allah says in the Quran la icaro. Happy Deen. There is no compulsion in religion. The truth is clear from the false. We are allowed to protect ourselves defend ourselves, but we don't start wars. And we migrate to a place where we can practice our Deen. So Ibrahim alayhis salaam took his cousin and migrated from Babylonia to Syria. had also low on an IV and Mohammed.

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