Bilal Assad – The Prophets Series #20 Dhul-Kifl (AS) & Ayub (AS)

Bilal Assad
AI: Summary © The transcript discusses the history and importance of Islam, including its use of Alayedi Al hamdu l loads and the name of its followers, the struggles of losing loved ones, and the sharia law in protecting individuals from harming others. The speaker uses various examples to show how understanding and embracing the possibility of death can help save lives, especially for those in poor and rich worlds. The importance of acknowledging and embracing the possibility of death is emphasized.
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Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

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So lastly, last week we finished the story of use of Alayhis Salam.

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And today in sha Allah, we move on to the next prophet of Allah that came to another set of people. And this time his name

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Prophet a Yobe Alayhis Salam.

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Before I talk about the Prophet au balagan salah.

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I just want to talk a little bit about the brothers of use of

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the children of Jaco Valley his center, through whom the children of Israel are named the Jews of today.

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They were

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12 all up, including Yusuf Ali's center.

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And then names were very

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Hebrew names, very different to the Arabic names.

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And in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala says Kulu and belay.

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110 Elaina

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110 Ibrahima Izmailovo is harkaway alcova. One a smelting why my OTL Musa Why is oto number UNM in rugby him learn over Rico learn over rate obey the minimum one national level Muslim Moon Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah Al Baqarah. Say, we believe in Allah, and in what has been revealed to us and to Abraham Ismail is Jaco Jacob and the descendants of Jacob, and in what was given to Moses and Jesus, and then what the other prophets received from their Lord, we make no distinction between any of them. And we are those who submit to Allah brothers and sisters, in this verse, Allah subhanaw taala, that makes a beautiful example. And a beautiful understanding that Muslims believe

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in all the prophets and messengers of Allah, including the ones which were known and believed, by all the ancient rich live religions, including Christianity and Judaism up to date, and we make no distinction between any of them. We believe in all of them in the same way, that they all came with the same message from Allah subhanaw taala and the same purpose, worship Allah don't worship other than Allah, God.

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Believe in his messengers and his prophets, the Day of Judgment, Jana and Johanna hellfire.

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And that's it.

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But they can be some specific laws to their people. But that doesn't really matter. Little laws here and there, for example, the Jews were not allowed to hunt on a Saturday in a time of Moses and then later on, this was abrogated with the commingle Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam, we can hunt on a Saturday These are small laws that don't affect anything except your obedience to Allah. My brothers and sisters, and a spell. The word spelled means descendants. And in the Arabic language descendants, when you say the sentence you can say

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I fed or a spell for those of you want to know a little bit of Arabic I fed means the children of your son we call them grandchildren are fed in Arabic and ASVAB mean the children of your daughter we call them a spell. Like the UN has someone who signed on to Allah on him and they were the children of Fatima Zahra the Allahu anha. Therefore they were the SIP li of the province of Assad and two sips of the province of Lhasa anyway, the reason I'm saying this is, there is a difference of opinion who they were these descendants and whether they were prophets or not. Some say they were the brothers of use of Elisa had the children of Jacob.

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And some say no, they were the children of a Europe of job a yo valleys, the next Prophet after him. For us, it doesn't really matter whose children they were, they were all considered descendants of one another. And when Allah subhanaw taala says we believe in the descendants of Jacob or the descendants of yet have a yoke. In brackets. We think it's Jacob or it could be John. The point is, from the children of Jaco, of Jacob came many, many prophets, every single prophet and messenger that came after Ibrahim alayhis salam after

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his heart and their hope. We're all from the children of

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ISAC and all from the children of Jaco, the children of Israel, so it is true and we believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala did choose the children of Israel in a special way, but in the past, and then they lost that privilege as time went on. What was that privilege? Allah says it in the Quran, and remember our children of Israel? Didn't Allah Subhana Allah gave you a bit of a privilege by sending from among only your bloodline, messengers and prophets.

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And finally, can Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa send them but they rejected him. And that's what happens when you get too used to your bloodline. And that becomes almost like a god to you. You reject the truth and start to obeying your forefathers and your ancestral beliefs and your bloodline. There is no truth in following your bloodline. What you follow is the truth and that's why Subhan Allah Allah subhanaw taala does say, Yeah, your nurse will come in the Korean people we have created you from a single pair of a male and female which I know I'm sure Obama will cover in a later hour of when we created you into many nations and tribes. So that you may come to know one

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another the data for through marriage, you become married to each other and have children from each other. And you become very diverse in a chroma Komenda law here at Qualcomm, the most honored among you in the sight of Allah are the ones who have missed God fearing in the law, Hollywood, Karim, Allah knows everything He is all knowing of everything. Nobody is better than another just because of their race, their color or their gender, or their bloodline. What you are better than others is in your taco taco means fearing God, obeying God worshipping God, believing in the truth, and in your actions you practice it and that only Allah knows who is the best no one can say are more

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religious than you are, or more God fearing than you or I'm more of a

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you know, closer to Allah than you no one's allowed to do that Allah is the One who knows this. And unfortunately, the children of Israel as time went on just because Allah sent from them the prophets and messengers, they started to think that they were the chosen people of God. Whereas Allah doesn't say this in the Quran. He says he gave you the privilege and honored you by sending prophets and messengers, but you did not stick to that privilege, you lost that privilege. Allah says in the Quran, you started to kill some of your profits, and you disbelieved in some of your profits. And here today, we have a your ballyhoo set up as an example of the children of Israel. So while we're

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talking about the children of Israel, remember Yusuf Ali Salam has now settled in Egypt. Okay, and so now the children of Israel in Egypt, and they're also in Jerusalem in Palestine. That's where the majority of children of Israel are now in this story, from the time of use of Palestine and onwards and they start to spread out a little bit in the time of the Prophet Ayoub on es Salaam, a prophet of Allah. They were the children of Israel, and he was sent to the children of Israel as well.

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Yeah, are you born in Sudan? We don't know if he was in Egypt or Jerusalem, it doesn't really matter because they're very close to each other. Okay, who is a yo Alia Sudan. He is a child from one of the children of Jacob of jacobellis, and he's a grandchild of Jacoba usnm, or a great grandchild from his bloodline.

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And you Valley is Salam was one of the ascent from the children of Israel, the brothers of Yusuf Ali Sena.

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And the example that Allah gives us about Job A you

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is an incredible

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example of patience, when it comes to

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losing your loved ones.

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People isolating you, and accusing you without you doing anything wrong. And number three,

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your health

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or your body. So that is the classic example of all these three. And there is no one

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who can go through what he went through and be patient in that way.

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In all three things at once.

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And Allah mentions that yoga is sent to the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam to help him when he is going through calamities and hardships. So Eubalaena Sudan went through the hardships of losing loved ones. He was tested with his health. He was tested with accusations. I have to add a fourth thing actually, he was tested with his wealth. And I have to add a fifth thing if you want as well which was a side effect of it all. And he was tested with his own honor his wife, and we're going to explain how these tests happen. Insha Allah

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fie things.

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Well, my brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah said his story in several places in the Quran. He's mentioned in about 10 Different places a Eubalaena Sudan in the Quran. So that means his story is important for all of us for calamity and hardship.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala gave a huge rally in Sudan, large estate, land, property, wealth, agriculture, you name it. He was an entrepreneur, in every sense of the word.

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Allah also gave him many children,

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boys and girls.

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Some historians and well firstly, don't say that he had seven to 14

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children, mixed boys and girls. Some say I had seven boys, seven guilds, and some even say probably have 14 boys only, we're not sure. But he had lots of children, big family that supported him.

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Or you ballet Salem was very handsome, and so was his wife.

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And he was very well known person to the entire tribe and community, very respected and honored and revered. Everybody grew accustomed to a Yuba alayhis salaam, being a man who was blessed by God.

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But unfortunately, the majority of people did not understand what it means to be blessed.

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even till today, many people fail to understand the definition of blessings. How

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you see, the majority of people assumed that are you by salah, lived all this time with all this wealth and blessings. It meant

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it meant that Allah that Allah loves him, and has chosen him. And based on that the people trusted him and loved him and thought well of him.

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It is said that he lived for about

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70 years, with all this blessing.

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One day,

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Allah subhanho wa taala. And I wanted to test a yoga lesson to be a role model to all those that come to the end of time.

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And also to show us

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the understanding of blessings, and how wrong his people were, so that we can take heat and examples from it.

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The first thing I was trying to add a bit to you but I said understated in the Quran is that he took away all of his wealth.

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We don't know exactly how he took it away. Some of us soon interpreted the Quran say that his crops burnt out too they burnt by the heat of the of the weather. Lucas ate them, the land dried and died. He lost his wealth as a result and became bankrupt.

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So he lost all of his wealth.

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his children died, one after the other.

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Now the Quran does not specifically say that his children died.

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But later on,

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later on, in the verses to come.

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It tells you it gives you a hint that he had lost his children.

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And Allah Subhan Allah gave him are the children. We don't know if they died

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or they went astray.

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Some older man, some scholars say the minority of them assume that they went astray. They lost their Deen as a result of their father's poverty and ready to assume that their father's blessing had gone because God was angry at him. God must be angry and it's a wrath from God.

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That's what happens when you get too accustomed to wealth. You get spoiled, like children.

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In the beginning, they're happy with celery, or cucumber, or tomatoes. As soon as those tests the cakes, what do they want, they want more character taste the strawberry. You're given chocolate, but I want the chocolate. But once they taste the chocolate, they want chocolate. Then you give them ice cream, you give them an either all these sorts of things, suddenly, the vegetables no longer appeal to them why? There's other stuff that and then they think that they that they deserve it.

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If you're eating something nice chocolate child says to you can I have some you give a little taste to your child, the child wants another 1/3 1/4 one. And then suddenly you can't take back. You can't take back the switch from the child anymore. The child suddenly instinctively starts to think it's this, but I want to give it back as mine.

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And so human beings, that's the instinct that the children but human beings also on a larger scale. When we get used to too much of the blessings and wealth and everything and we assume that we are privileged and we deserve it for nothing. And then we start to just

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The fight, it's my work. It's my brains. It's my efforts. Yes, some of it is your efforts. But you can't do without the will of Allah that is the sisters and help to give you the health that you have, you can take it away like that there are many examples like that in the Quran. But anyway, brothers sisters, that's one version, the other version, which is the more reliable one. And it's more of an Israelite tradition that his children died one by one.

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So he lost his children, and he lost his wealth.

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If that wasn't enough, he started to get sick. And from the context of the verses in the Quran, we understand that most likely his sickness was a disease in his skin,

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his skin, Allahu Allah, what kind of a disease it was. But it was a type of disease, which made his skin flake and fall off.

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Maybe rapid growth, I forgot its name. It exists today very rare condition. But it was so severe, that you can see

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everything under his skin. His meat was exposed, his muscles were exposed.

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His body was exposed. And you know, when you don't have skin, you've got no protection. Anything that touches it could infect it could die from its immense pain. So a skin started to fall off.

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In some parts, and in other parts, it'll grow again, it will fall off and he stayed like that.

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For a long time,

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very long time years.

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Before you know it, the first thing that happened to him was his own people who used to love him, honor Him and revere him, started to slowly abandon him.

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Because they didn't understand the meaning of blessing. They thought if you have wealth and health and all that, it means God loves you. You don't have it's taken away from you must have done something terrible that God is, you know, today that if they don't believe in God, they'll say something like karma, or they'll say something like

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bad luck or whatever it may be. The point is, it's a negative thing.

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No, the Quran does not say that blessings is what you have.

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In fact, it has nothing to do with you gaining or losing. It has nothing to do with health or sickness, it has nothing to do with life or death. It doesn't has nothing to do with living longer living short. It has nothing to do with any of that.

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God loving you meant that you have lots of lessons like wealth and health and all that stuff, then the last part that I wouldn't have taken from a human instead of being a prophet of God.

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If given your wealth, many blessings from God and love.

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Well, then Allah wouldn't have given it to Pharaoh

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who wanted to kill Moses, he wouldn't have given it to Qarun another man who was filled with weapon Allah says, focus for herself nappy will be mainly a lot of Allah said about caught on in the Quran that He made the Earth swallow him and his wealth. Allah wouldn't have given it to the evil people of the world. It is not a blessing. Rather, it is a test. When you have wealth and health, it is a test for you. It is something that you need to be responsible for. And since you've been given that responsibility, then part of it belongs to someone else. Will you be generous? Will you donate? Will you be charitable?

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Or will you hold on to it like you possess the world? And if you are poor, does that mean that Allah doesn't love you? Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam preferred poverty? Well, not poverty, but to be poor, over being rich and wealth. Whenever he received other give it away. And if you were to go back 1400 years and you want to look to the poor, the prophets of Allah salah, guess what you will find him?

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We will you find it

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with a group of poor people just look for poor people. And most likely you'll find him sitting among them. And he looked like them. He acted like that he didn't try to make himself better than him. That's why we can get a little bit of football out of this football means understanding of welding, that

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if you have jewelry,

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and you go to someone's visit somebody who you know is struggling financially

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out of

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goodness and respect and the virtue of your faith.

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You won't go wearing that stuff to that person's house or when you visit them, because we have to be considered to them.

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Not to judge anything, but Muslims consider it. My Brothers and Sisters in Islam, therefore blessings.

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The true blessing is knowing the truth. The true blessing is contentment. And the difference between contentment and happiness is that happiness is temporary

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And it's conditional contentment is forever. And it's unconditional.

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My brother's citizen is now a UBI Salam was content, but the people lifting

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and thought he had been cursed.

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The only one what was lifted around him was one person, his wife,

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only his wife, we're not sure of her name.

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The Bible may said, we're not sure.

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But this wife was extremely loyal to her husband, and did not abandon him for a single second, nor did she assume anything negative about him, even though the whole world turned against him. Allah subhanaw taala he mentioned there in the Quran, not by name, but as his wife, and therefore, she is a virtuous woman of great honor and respect.

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Because of her in immense struggles and patience, that was something that deserves were mentioned in the Quran that we recite to the end of time.

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So are you about Elena salaams wife was with him.

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Time passed, and she had to start working to provide for herself and her husband. She used to work at people's houses and clean it up

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as a certain night.

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And one day, the poverty got really bad.

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And it wasn't even enough to look after them. She wasn't getting many jobs. So unfortunately, well, you can't blame her her emotions took over one day. And while she was sitting, tending to her husband, or Eubalaena salah, she said something.

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She said, Yeah, are you?

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You're a prophet of Allah. You've been in the sickness for so long. At this moment, the Mufasa didn't say that he was about seven years in his sickness.

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She said, why don't you just ask Allah to cure you? Or to lessen the sickness on you?

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Are you been a seller being a prophet and a messenger and a role model?

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He said to her, Oh, my wife, how many years did I live in health and wealth. She said 70 years.

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He said, I am too embarrassed to ask Allah until 70 years this way has cost as well.

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Now you don't have to do that. But that's, uh, you're the Prophet of Allah as a role model, we cannot compare to.

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If we can be a drop, that will be excellent. Next year.

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But when you have the highest standards, then now you can have highest standards. Inshallah, when you have low standards in your role model, then imagine everyone else. I say to students, when you get to your 12, you want to get high marks, you want to get high in a task, or whatever.

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Aim the highest. Because if you make that your goal, you're likely to get it or somewhere near it. But if you aim low, you're likely to get that are a little bit over a little bit less. The point is a pain point.

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And you said that to her, so she left. One day as she was returning.

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There is an aeration in the middle and the higher and also by a Tabari. It says that the shaitan came to her in the form of a man.

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And Satan said to her,

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why don't you go and ask him, that it's enough what you guys have gone through how, look what he has done to you, you're now as servant laden, and he started to play with her mind.

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During that vulnerable time, was the width of the shaitan whispered June volume vulnerable times when the people who want bad for you come along jealous people during your vulnerable times. So she went to a youth center. And because of her intense emotions, she said to him, isn't that enough? Yeah, are you but we've gone through, just ask Allah but this time, she asked it with an attitude. And she didn't mean it. So a Eubalaena said, I'm

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afraid, because he's a prophet of Allah that his wife says this. He said to her, well, Allah He, if Allah accuse me, I will whip you 100 wicks for that statement, that statement, is a statement of rebellion against God's order and decree.

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Now, obviously, that wasn't nice about you, but isn't to say that, but it tells us that the prophets of God are human as well. Some emotion make me even though seven years in this, in this extreme hardship, the most we saw a ubuY setup is that that's as far as it ever got.

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And when he said that, it seems that he got affected

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by that emotional burst from himself.

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And when he saw what his wife was doing,

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he got a bit upset about himself and the situation.

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One day,

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she came to bring him some food

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And she used to wear a bandana on her head or a hijab scarf as hijab has always been around by the way, ever since we ever can remember, or read in history books has always been there for women, they've always covered themselves up just after Mohammed Salah Sena.

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And one day as she was bringing the food

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something she wore on top was obviously her husband, she was wearing a bandana it fell off.

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And he saw

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that she was bald.

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She was shaving her hair, and selling her hair to get money for it. They still do it till today. But unfortunately, they go to countries with poverty. And then these

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selfish and

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exploitive companies

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use the vulnerability of poor people and buy their hair for a very small amount. And they go and make millions and millions of dollars out of it. And we're going to come today to the proper show, hey, we can talk people like that extorting people.

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So she when he saw that her hair had gone bald, and he knew that now she's selling her own here.

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He felt now that his own honor, is being affected by this.

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Now this was not from Allah subhanho wa Taala the emotion build up was a human reaction. And it was shaitana whispers.

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So shaitana comes from the devil himself and also from bad desires within ourselves, all of them are shaped on but the shaitan himself and our desires. Evil tells us to do the wrong things. As a result of the suffering that he went through and his wife went through the human emotion struck him. And so this negativity was starting to show

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you about a sudden became afraid for what he became afraid for their own values and their own principles to be lost.

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So one day, Allah mentioned in the Quran when he finally made his, Allah said we're a Yoruba in

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Belleville, and he says

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he, We bestowed the same wisdom, judgment and knowledge upon a yoke. Recall when he cried to his Lord, behold, disease has struck me and you are the Most Merciful of those that are merciful.

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He did not say Oh Allah, you brought disease on me. He did not say Oh Allah, you made me sick. This is disrespect to Allah Subhana Allah because we don't attribute negativity to Allah.

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Sickness is can also be a blessing. For it teaches us many wisdoms that we have never known before. Taking away teaches us many blessings. For example, Adam ate from the tree and Hawa as a result they learned something that would have never known before forgiveness and mercy.

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Remember the child they given the sweet they think it's this you got to take it away to make them remember not to be selfish and think everything belongs to them. So Allah takes away things from us. That's how the human being is we develop through those ways. So a moment a believer thinks of when they are when something is lost, it's a good thing for them not a bad thing. And when given it's a good thing, not a bad thing, but they're also tested with it. You can have lots of wealth and it will be bad for you, destroy you or can make you better or you can be poor and it will destroy you or can make you better depend on how you perceive it and how you think about it. So when you're

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controlling Inshallah, anyway, only good comes from Allah and the Prophet Muhammad wa sallam said, Oh ALLAH from you comes no negative no bad only good comes from you and even what we perceive bad is good. Allah doesn't have any negative names. But it is us to create the negativity anyway. Are you ballets Sam says harm has stricken me Oh my Lord, He attributed to the harm itself in another verse in the Quran, are you buddy Sam says, Oh my Lord, the shade on has touched me with harm. The shaitan has touched me with tiredness muscle been while the unfortunate

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What is this timeless and torture? It is the wellbeing, the mind, the emotions, the shaytaan sad whispering and some of the negative emotion started to appear. So are you about a Senate and feed that upon himself and his wife mostly? And he said Oh ALLAH the shaytaan is handled with something. Oh Allah, you are the Most Merciful Subhanallah and not one verse did a you even say Oh ALLAH cure me. We are allowed to say Oh ALLAH Ashvini even Mohammed Salah Salem is to say fish free and to share if you Oh ALLAH cure for you are the one who cures but are you buddy Sam was that shy to even say to Allah Yara cure me

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He just said, You are the Most Merciful of all those who give mercy. And that's the best way to ask Allah for anything. When you want if you want something specific make it general say for example, if you want a car specific car so Oh Allah, you are the result of Allah you are the one who gives. And your giving is never stopped, never stops suddenly a lot opens to many other doors. It's better than ask for something specific. Maybe he knows what's better for you will always give you something better. So make it general. So you are the Most Merciful.

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As a result, Allah says because

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where they go wrong on

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the scene, we accepted his prayer and remove the affliction from him. And we not only restored him, his family, but as many more with them as a mercy from Us. And as a listen to the worshipers. In the narrations, it says that, according to poverty, he was given double his children. So if there were 70, going 14th or 14, they were 28. Allah gave him as many as children double the amount. And it also says in other words, that he returned to Uganda in Sudan back to his youthful age and he also returned his wife to her youthful age, and he gave him his wealth back. And as much as he had doubled the amount, everything came back.

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And this is what Allah says, he says, Mira Medina, from our mercy, whatever you ask again, it says you are the Most Merciful. So Allah responded in the same way from our mercy, we gave him more than what he ever expected.

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My Brothers and Sisters in Islam, Mercy is when you give someone more than what they deserve, or you forgive someone more than what they deserve to be forgiven for, or you punish a person less than what they deserve, or you let people off when they deserve to be punished. Mercy. My brothers and sisters Islam Allah straight is a Rahman Rahim, the first two names of his which we recite over 16 to 30 times a day, you know, select

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more than any other name or the last panel died. And so you knew exactly which name to use R Rahman r Rahim.

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Allah subhana wa Allah. Then what happened was that his wife came into the house. And she saw a young man sitting in the corner. The story goes like this. And she asked him, Have you seen that man here who was sick and old? And he said to her way, hockey, how could you? It is me your husband, are you? Allah has returned me back to my youthful age. And then Allah returned her to a youthful age, and brought him his wealth and children. As for his oath, when he swore that he's going to whip his wife, 100 lashes, Allah mentions this in the Quran, he says, Well, who is the indica will fund from during be well,

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in which are the now Sabirah. Now I'm allowed to do in a word, Allah says, and we said to him, take in your hand a bundle of rushes and strike with it, and do not break your oath. Indeed, we found him steadfast, how excellent a servant of ours he was, indeed, he can, constantly turned to with Lord,

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what greater calamity than that, and he always returned to his Lord never give up my brothers and sisters and only assume of Allah and goodness, it's only a short time, and you'll come over nothing negative stays, it's all temporary and nothing good. It's all temporary, the only lasting thing is the hereafter. So he took a bunch of small straws, or branches or whatever it was, and what he did was them, he got 100 of them, and he just threw them on his wife's back, small straws, or hey, it doesn't do anything to you. And so he

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expiated his oath. And from this, the scholars today have gotten and extracted a very important deduction.

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Sharia matter and that is, if you make an oath about something, let's say you're emotional or angry, and you say well Allah Yeah, I'm gonna do this oh Allah here. I'm gonna do that Allah sometimes husband is around my wife. Well Allah He if you do this, your divorce, and she says, Well, Allah He if that I'm going to do this, everyone swears these days.

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This word will Nani is a serious word. However, Allah is not going to notice that humans are weak. So he said, from this we understand from the scholars that if you say well Allah hit on something and then later on you regret saying it and you find that there was a better

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option that what you said before, then you can go back on your old vow and do the better option without explaining it with any fasting or anything. Okay? But

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if you say Wallahi, I'm going to do something, and then you break that oath, you don't do it at all. And there's no compensation or other option or anything like that. And the scholars all unanimously agree of the first three days. Some scholars say even if you change the option, and say, Well logging, I'm going to go to that place. And then you found out that place is not a good place, what are you going to do? So I'm going to change my oath and go to the other place, which is better for my family. Some scholars say you don't have to make up three days of fasting. And the majority of other said you shouldn't make up the three days of fasting and you should change your mind if it's

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going to be harmful.

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Also in whipping we have in Xena people who commit Zina. The Sharia law says to whip them in public, if for witnesses come along, who have seen the actual act of * happening before their eyes, which is almost impossible, and it's a deterrent more than it is a punishment. But if it does happen, it's an order to deter the public from sleeping around and in a trope of contracting diseases which there is no cure for. So Islam says with them more of a humiliation. And from this verse, we understand that if a person is weak or fragile, and he came to whip them, it's going to harm them. Then you can get a branch with 100 leaves on it and just just tap on the back with it.

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And that's it. Okay. And the Prophet Muhammad SAW some actually did that in the Sierra. He did that to one of the companions, who was a bit weak and he was skinny so just got some branches and hit him for committing Zina just on the back more of a humiliation or a deterrent. So Islam is a religion of mercy. And although what they say in the media, it's not black and white, the Sharia law, there's flexibility, there's fluidity, there is lots of mercy in it. However, some laws look really tough as a deterrent, because when you put a tough law, like sometimes you got to record here, and they say, maximum penalty, 10 years in prison, and the US gets scared and sign that the judge tells you go on

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a six month good behavior bond, what happened to the 10 years imprisonment? So that's that people do that. Courts do that as a wisdom to deter people when you sit there, you know, punishments really high, then people get scared and they say I better not go in that direction. So Islam in Sharia is the same way. As my dear brothers and sisters. Let's move on. What happened there there is a Hadith in Sahih al Bukhari Where are you balanced? It says that you by salaam was washing himself. He took off his clothes and his washing himself when locust like creatures, locusts, not locusts, this looks like a grasshopper. Okay, but bigger, Lucas like

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gold. So they weren't real is just gold started to appear, or rain down upon a yoga SLM in some way. I don't know how, but it started to appear in abundance in front of me. So while it was in the shower, I didn't bother putting his clothes on because he was alone of course. And then he started to pick them up. And he grabbed his other closest instead of wearing and started putting the locusts that gold into his into his clothes. And it sounds almost unusual for a prophet to want all this gold. Well, you know what's wrong? Is he salvage is really obviously not an Allah subhanaw taala assisting him in this he says

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haven't I given you enough blessings? Yeah, yup. And you guys have replied, Oh, yes, my lord. But no one can get enough of your blessings. Because it's from you. I enjoy when you give me the blessings, and this my dear brothers sisters, is something that teaches us there is nothing wrong with having lots of money, or having a big house having a nice car having nice clothing. There's nothing wrong with that from them. I lost my dialer system, and it's totally off. He said it's called Madhava Zenith Allah hit me by the way you bet in a risk could hear the Latina feel higher to dunya ha this open yarmulke Yama, Allah says no Quran say Muhammad. Whoever said that the believers can't enjoy

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life and take from its blessings which Allah has given them in Allah gives you these famous taken Allah loves to see his blessings on you. He loves to see favours of wealth and stuff on you it gives you enjoy it. But thank Allah for it and be grateful and be generous and keep donating and keep thinking of the other people the poor and the needy. That's all but enjoy it. Nothing wrong with that. Allah says take it and enjoy it. And in the hereafter I'll even give you more like don't even worry and don't even think that just because you have a lot of wealth you should feel guilty about that. On the Day of Judgment, Allah says Holly Sutton Yeoman, Tiana and on a day of judgment, I will

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not diminish your rewards just because you had a lot of wealth. On one condition, you pay this account of your wealth, you donate from your wealth, you help the needy in Nepal. You are not stingy, you are not oppressive. It doesn't make you stop your worship Subhan Allah Subhanallah there was a time of the Prophet Muhammad Salah center were poor

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People they came up and so they are Rasul Allah, the rich people, they've got lots of money and they give out to the poor and the needy, the poor and the needy and the orphans, and they keep hoping they get more rewards. And as we can't do like them, how they used to think so probably the last time I've taught them some dua, and they said, say, this liquor, and that will equal in rewards to what they're doing. So they went to set the reward. So the rich people with money, they learned the good and they started saying it as well. So the poor people came back and said, Yeah, rasool Allah, the rich people now saying, what was it now that double the reward? He said, Subhan Allah, Allah

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gives us rewards to him. But he wills it's, it's a it's a it's a race here in his life, race to goodness. So my brothers and sisters, nothing wrong with having wealth and don't feel guilty. I'll tell you this little story. I've said it many times. It's just funny. I was in this mosque, I was about 19 years old. And I was I had this nice car, a red car with shiny wheels. I was selling a small car, maybe 7000. I was walking out this door, and I see this brother.

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He was standing outside looking at my car. As I was walking towards my car, he looks at me and goes dunya dunya

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world world, it's gone to your mate.

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So I stopped supporting the brother I just bought these wheels to sell you guys more dunya

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you can't get some people that don't understand this. So my brothers and sisters in Islam there's nothing wrong with having a little bit so long as the conditions are met. Another Hadith from Sahih Muslim I just want to end with you been a Santa. The Prophet sallallahu sallam said, whoever is afflicted with a calamity and says to Allah we belong and to Him we shall return in the law when a Rajang Oh Allah Allah Who journey fee mostly but he will have any higher minha Our Allah reward me in my hardship and compensate me with something better. The Prophet peace be upon him said except that ALLAH will compensate him with something better every time. Put your trust in Allah.

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And so that's the story of a Yuba Alayhis Salam there, then a little bit of time passed. And another prophet came along from the progeny and the bloodline of the children of Israel as well. His name one, or his nickname was different.

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Some narration says name was Bishop,

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but Allahu Allah, his name in the Quran is different. And they'll give it as a nickname, which means the man of God in shape, because he told his people, you can put your trust with me and your affairs with me and I will look after you and be your guardian and guiding you the right way. So it's called Griffin. Another meaning for is the man of luck. But that's an Israeli electrician with all the different. Now there's not much said about that given except the following verse, Allah says, or is

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he did he

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mean he any or

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feed off of

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meanness or anything. So Allah says, And We bestowed the same favor upon Ishmael Idris and Kiffin, for they were all steadfast.

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And We admitted them into our mercy, for they were off the righteous, so they're given was among the steadfast, and the righteous.

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They're given.

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Some say his name was Ezekiel, in the Hebrew tradition,

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as believed by the Jews, and he lived for about 22 years as a prophet to the people of Jerusalem. Nothing more is said about the difference except that time passed. And then an amazing Prophet and Messenger of Allah came about whose story is extremely important. So I think Insha Allah, I'll just talk about this, this prophet Now there's one more prophet or leave Inshallah, to next class, but I'll finish with this particular product because it's a very important one.

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The next Prophet, his name was, as you all know, your notice Alayhis Salam, Jonah, Jonah.

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We all know the famous story of Jonah, the man of the whale, in the Quran has also got a nickname like full Giffen. He's also called Who knows.

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So his name is Jonas, Jonah, but he's also nicknamed, like the different he is

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no one.

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The known the known. The unknown or the unknown depends on the grammar that you're saying. The unknown, or the known, means literally the man of the big fish. Known means massive fish. Not necessarily a whale, but most likely a whale. So the biggest fish you can imagine

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In the sea, or the biggest fish that we know about, it's called a known

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as the man of the big fish.

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What's his story?

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Jonas Alayhis Salam was the son of a man called Mata.

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And he went, was sent to a specific people who lived in Iraq. In a city, an ancient city called Nineveh.

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The ancient city, Nineveh, its ruins are still intact somewhat. Today. Whoever visits Nineveh is close to his town, a city called Basra. You will know Basra in Iraq, north of Iraq. If you go there, you can go past Nineveh, it's a very big place about

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maybe about 140 250 kilometers radius. It's up high on a hill, and you can still see the fortresses and their homes and some of their idols and some of their paintings are still there. Allah left this city. And when you enter it, it's peaceful actually. And you feel a sense of serenity there.

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It's so different to all the other ruins of the people of other prophets whom Allah destroyed them. This one, you feel a sense of serenity and peace, even though there are some images of idol worshipping.

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Let's see this story. These people from Nineveh, their descendants today are called the Assyrians

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are surely here in the Assyrians. We all know that the Assyrians that live a lot here in Australia, you got to Roxburgh pugs not so serious. You know, the Assyrians. At the moment, most of the Syrians, they're Orthodox Christian now. But actually, let's look back in the ancient history, the Assyrians date back very, very long, 1000s and 1000s of years. And they are called the people of Jonah even talked about people of Jonah in a religious terms. Admiral Jonas, the people of Jonah and they honor you and assign a son, because he went to their people.

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So they're known.

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You will know Celine Sarah.

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Allah sent him to them.

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And the Lord says that he ordered him to command them to abandon the worshipping of the idols. The story of humans appears in more than 10 passages in the Quran. Among them as famous ones are sorted, who would say that Jonas and SOTL Ambia is also mentioned in several other sources. But here in these three sources, is the most of his story.

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So you know, Sada, his center was set by God, they have other prophets to tell them abandoned the worship of the islands, and abandoned certain other sins which they used to do, and worship the only one true God.

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After many years,

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of preaching to his people, and talking to them with reason, obviously, every prophet message didn't just preach, like person knocking on your door and just preachers all sorts of stuff. No. He used to listen and talk, reason and counteract if they had a point to say, yellow points, if you had a point, he would make that point. But you're gonna say Sam was like every other mission, your profit was an excellent reason. And the Quran has more than 36 the word reason to reason is repeated more than 33 or 36 times in the Quran to reason to think,

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to think to

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Japan that to reflect anyway,

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after all these years, the people did not listen to you and Selena Sudan, just like their ancestors, they called him names. They challenged him. In the end, they said, Oh, you want us bring upon us the punishment of God, if it really exists, as you say.

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Now, whenever people made a challenge to their Prophet in the end, Allah knew that there was no more chance for them to repent.

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Some people when they make their decision, no matter what you say to them, they will not turn you give them an argument they'll twist it around give another argument they'll bring up something else that's a person doesn't want to know the truth.

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So you're gonna Salah is Salam did something that no other Prophet did a

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very rare case. He was the only one who did this.

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He got angry at his people.

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And from his anger, he said to them,

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okay, then wait three days, three days, and the Torment of your Lord is going to come upon you.

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Allah did not say three days.

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You're gonna set it by himself.

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The second thing you'll decide select did was

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when he said three days, I'm gonna ask God to destroy you.

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He left and abandoned his people without the permission of Allah. Allah did not give him permission to leave. No Prophet and Messenger is allowed to abandon his station, no matter how good of his reason is, without Allah giving him the permission.

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But he left and this isn't the Quran These are not my words, Allah says, we're in a UNICEF Lemina animal, saline, and Jonah to was one of the messengers. So he's an honorable messenger, not just the prophet but higher than a prophet. And then Allah says,

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call to mind when he flipped to the lead and ship it ever caught in an Fulton machine. The word about other cop flit in English and Arabic other cop is used in the Arabic terms for the flight and escape of a slave from his Masters House. Allah is his master. And Allah mentions was a harsh word. He says he ran away from from his Lord, Allah has master without permission. Now you decide something or run away from Allah. But Allah use that term to express the sin

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of his action. You might say, well, the prophet sin, we say,

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they don't deliberately sin.

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They mistakenly sin. So you thought that he was doing good? And how do I know this? Allah says in another in another verse, he said, we're then on in them all the way.

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Allah says, And We bestowed our favor upon the known recall, when he went forth, enraged, he ran away angry thinking, we will not take him to task thinking that we will not punish him for what he did hold him accountable. So that tells us that you'll realize that I'm actually believed he was doing the right thing.

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But doing the right thing does not justify the ends. The right thing has to be done and the ends has to be justified as well. You understand I sound left thinking was doing the right thing. He had a point, but almost said you did not have a point you forgot that you cannot leave without my permission.

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How do you know that these people might not repent within the three days that you gave him? Why did you give up on your people so fast? A prophet does not give up on these people. Until I tell you there's no more hope. I didn't tell you there's no more hope. Why did you leave your station, these people may still repeat and that gives us a lesson. You never ever judge a person that they are going to die evil and they're going to go to hellfire. You don't judge a person like that ever. We don't know the people's hearts. Every person is a potential Muslim. And every person is a potential repenter and every person is a potential. Good door. No matter how evil they look. Remember no Halle

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salah. He did not give up on his son knowing that he is a cafe.

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Yet he still tried with him and didn't leave him alone until the actual waves took his son before his eyes. While Mahalia said I'm still talking to him. You never give up on a person.

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My Brothers and Sisters in Islam, Unison said I made a mistake. Allah says the prophet Mohamed Salah says what are the common cause or hidden who would that be like the man of the big fish?

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What did you do?

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When he left without our permission, Mohamed salah, Salah can do that stay and stick around and be patient.

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When he ran away

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he went into a distance and went onto a boat or a big ship that was traveling a ship that was carrying large merchandise large big things.

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And then he heard about the news that his people

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had repented

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only yunusov asylums people before Mohammed Salah Salem ever who entirely

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What happened to them?

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They went looking for you and asylees

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so they saw the clouds gathering and there were dark

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and they felt tornadoes starting to develop.

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And subhanAllah your conscience tells you right from wrong.

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They remembered their arguments with us and I remembered his words then you deep inside that was truthful. But their desires took over like us today our desires take over and then we try and justify our sins

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Is the talk rubbish sometimes. And those of us who have Taqwa, we say the truth, even if it's against ourselves, they weren't looking for you and us, because they fear that the punishment was coming. They said, Oh my god, Jonas was right. This truly is the punishment. We are in the wrong. When I didn't find Jonas, they all gathered their families, their wives, their children, their husbands, everyone, their families, and their livestock and everything. They tied their livestock, they live their lives to the left their homes, they live their wealth, and they all went into little monasteries, and little temples. And they started to pray to God alone. Oh Allah save us, we repent

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to you, we turn back to you, we believe in what Jonas came with. And so Allah took away the punishment. Allah Subhana Allah mentions this in the Quran.

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from Adana and elearning in Allah, then lift them and let them enjoy life temporarily, meaning they died afterwards.

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Now, you'll know Sally's Salam did not return even when you heard about it. He was scared.

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And Allah says in the Quran,

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he felt the guilt.

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The boat, the ship was sinking.

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And it was customary, that when the ship is about to sink, they start to throw luggage overboard.

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But when it's still sinking, then they have to throw people overboard. This was a customary thing. But the way they used to throw people was that they used to

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make a

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What's the word for it?

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They used to cost lots of for simple terms, when I was in primary was to do lucky dips pick out. Okay, so whoever,

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unlike unlucky teams that have an error or something will cost lots and whoever whoever's color, whoever chooses the color, that's the person that has to jump off the off the ship. And so Pamela Jonas, I sat down and he chose that color through the color went into his hand three times. It landed on him three times. And they didn't want to throw him because they saw he looked like a righteous man.

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And that's when Allah says,

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For Samartha, again, I mean, what the * do you mean? They cast lots.

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And the Jonas was among the losers. Now, the word Levine is more than just saying losers, the word would help is when somebody knows that they have done a big mistake. No one needs to tell them that they've done a mistake. They tell themselves and they start beating themselves up over it, they feel a guilt in their conscience, they can't sleep anymore. They know that they've done wrong even though nobody has told them they've done wrong. That's what help means when you start blaming yourself, and you feel the guilt, it shows on your face. And he said I am the one. So they threw him overboard. And there was a huge fish in the ocean. Now that was the close to the Red Sea, Allahu Ana, or the

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Gulf. And what happened? Here, the Quran doesn't specify what kind of fish it was. And he had this big controversy comes up the Bible, the Torah, the Old Testament, and the New Testament says that it was a type of a whale. In fact, this call the state was a sperm whale.

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A sperm whale is known by scientists that it can swallow

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large squid it's it's it's a esophagus is big enough to swallow, directly swallow, it loves sweets. And they say that it's very easy for it to swallow a human being.

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But they've never witnessed that before. Except that there's one incident. It happened in the 1800s of a man named Brian. Anyone knows. Anyone heard the story? It made it through the media for like, decades, decades until the 1980s of a man

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Brian something from Britain, and he was actually fishing on a huge boat with his mates up near New South Wales.

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And what happened was that after the discovery

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of Australia and that the British were coming down, and what happened was that there was a sperm whale in there and as it was the sperm Well, what it does is it takes in oxygen opens its mouth really big just before it sinks back to the bottom and it comes up back up for oxygen right? But it's got sharp teeth as well. And what happens is that it swallows in you know, whatever food and oxygen or whatever it takes in and they say that he fell and it swallowed him this guy Brian something. And later on they found this this whale sperm whale on the shore it died of constipation or something, they split it they cut it up and they found their friend in there after about 15

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hours. This was throughout the papers. If you just give a little little search you'll find them in sha Allah and

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The column that Jonah have our time or something like that. But the point is, it's a very well known thing some have said it's true. Some say it's not. Scientists like to disbelieve it because the scientists of today love atheism. They want to discredit the Bible and the Quran in any way they want in any way any shape or form. But the story did repeat for decades, and there's some truth to it anyway. The truth is that sperm whales canceled a U haul. The argument is whether you can survive inside of his stomach for that long. Now there are several compartments and chambers in there. Now Allah Subhan Allah says in the Quran, however, this is what we stop at. Allah says the karma will

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shoot one morning, then a fish swallowed him and he was blameworthy.

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Before I said not helped means when a person feels guilt actually would have means loser. The word for feeling guilty from a guilty conscience called Moline when I correct myself and so he was blameworthy Mylene he blamed with he blamed himself he knew that he was in the wrong so Allah says in the coma who means it's swallowed him with one mouthful. There is a Hadith from prostyle Sanam I don't know if it's authenticity, but it makes sense. It says that when the whale if it was if it was a sperm whale, when it swallowed him, Allah said to the fish oil tax a letter a letter Hashimi level one a toxicity level one do not cut it his skin and meat and do not break its bones. And so he made

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it through its teeth into its stomach. I was gonna die that says later on that

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from the context of the verse, Jonas, Allah has said I have started to make this be remembrance of Allah remembrance of Allah and non stop. Now the prophecy ruin the interpreters of the Quran say some of them say that Allah Subhana Allah said, fellow hula and who can Amin and was set behind the Quranic verses, had he not been one of those who glorify Allah. And so being always glorified. They said it has two meanings, either when he was in his belly, he was glorifying nonstop.

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Or it means that before he was swallowed, he was always a glorified had he not been among the writers are always was what was made thicker on the mouth. Allah says levy surfy botany he in a new bathroom, he would have stayed in the stomach of the whale until the Day of Resurrection. The Day of Resurrection here doesn't mean that the wild was going to live forever or that Yunus was going to live forever to the resurrection. It means that the whale, the whale say it was a whale for example, a big fish will die and Jonas will die in the stomach of the whale and undated resurrection will be raised, but he will die in his if he wasn't among those who glorified So brothers and sisters

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thicker on our tongues is a savior for us and a relief when you really need the Hadith a process in which is Sahil is authentic. He says, the frog Bukka Raha yarmulke fishing novio Lord, when you are at ease, and you will know you when you are in hardship. Now Allah knows you're in ease and in hardship. But the meaning of this hadith is, remember a lot also in ease. Remember when he gives you blessings, I remember him in hardship, and he'll always be there for you either way. So my brothers and sisters in Islam, he kept on saying things like Allah says in the Quran, where Allah Subhana Allah says,

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for now,

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he called out Anita is a cold out in the stomach of the whale

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Nicole, told me on me last night that I chose this particular statement of this because it was the strongest and he wants us also to say in the times of our hardship, he said, recall when he went forth and angered, thinking we have we will not take him to task. Eventually, he cried out in the darkness, he cried out, in the darkness, there is no God but Allah over you, but there is no god but you, glory be to you. I have done wrong. There is no god but you, Glory beat to you. I have done wrong. The literal meaning of Subhanak means you are too perfect. Oh my Lord, You are far away from imperfection. In other words, I'm imperfect my Lord. I make mistakes. I'm a human my god, I'm weak.

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I had done wrong.

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The first thing a person should do

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to fix their mistake is admit to themselves that they have done wrong. It make your faults own your faults and say to Allah,

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and so Allah says, La ilaha illa Anta Subhan Allah in the Quran to men of God me memorize my brothers sisters. This is what you say when you have done wrong. And Allah says in the Quran

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Good job Anna. One and Jane. Nina

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mio again. Again.

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Meaning Allah says there upon we accepted his prayer and rescued him from the grief. Thus do We rescue the believers, you to the believers who believe in Allah and do the same thing. We will do the same to you a promise from Allah.

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A promise from Allah. The Prophet Muhammad Salah Sena said in the Saudi Muslim, he said, anyone who calls out with the dua of the known law, Allah Allah Subhana. Allah when Allah will always relieve them from the hardship sooner or later.

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What happens is that Allah says in the Quran that the fish Allah says cannibals now who is one who was a theme, we, but we threw him on a wide bed tract of land while he was ill. The fish spit him out on the shore of the beach, there was no plans he was barren was just rock and sand. One who was circling him he was ill, part of his skin had fallen off. He was very skinny. He was, he was he was tired, it was ill. Allah says in the Quran, what better now Lee he shall with a meal clean. And We caused

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a good tree, a tree with large leaves and stalks that extend very far

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to grow over him like a pumpkin, or like cucumber,

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large leaves that grew your clean means cuckoo pumpkin

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in order to shade him from the sun and to protect him and give him shade.

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And it has fruits that he can eat from it.

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Some say Allahu Allah mysteries, they say another plant grew with it,

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which is called that today a catnip, something like a cat Nick, which is very well known to

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repel insects, all sorts of insects and bacteria. Allah knows best. But alas, my dad grew trees and things over him that large

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leaves to protect him and repelled the insects until he was cured.

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Then Allah says, and we sent him back to a people who were about 100,000 in number or a little bit more. The most likely interpretation is that he went back to his people in Ninawa, who were about 100,000 or so in number. These are the amount of people who went to

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and Allah forgave you on a salary is Sunnah and forgave his people of Ninawa.

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As Allah says,

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What are sunnah ILA, the elephant are we as a dune and we sent him forth to a nation of 100,000 or more for him and for Madonna on Ilahi and that he believed, so we let them enjoy life for a while. That's it. This is the story of Eunice Alayhis Salam are the brothers and sisters a Eubalaena Cena, Zulu Kiffin and the about the children of your home or your salon from him? The children of Israel came from an insha Allah. And our next lesson I'll be talking about the next prophet named Shall I?

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Like Sudan, followed by the prophet Musa and few other prophets around him and how to how to get him up to Salah to what dusty brothers and sisters in sha Allah next week, I have an important appointment to attend to. So sadly I cannot give the class next week. We have to skip it.

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Take a break, go on a vacation

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and shower the following week we will continue

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there was some Allah on nav net Muhammad Allah Allah He was on the edge mine, Salaam Alaikum

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