In the Names of Allah – 54 – az-Zaahir

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She's just

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tomorrow instead

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hopefully tonight will be better.

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So I need Kumara to lie about a cattle

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sorry about the

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slow start. We had some technical difficulties, internet, etc.

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But we have arrived

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to

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session 54 A of our series

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The 77th name Avaya.

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Before starting

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we will

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rate our students and

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visitors

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as usual, beginning with SR and Madeira tajudeen from Melbourne Australia.

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So now what a cool Morocco to lie about a cattle

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followed by Roshan Ali, welcome Salaam ridhwan. Mohammed

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and rasheeda Abdul Rashid from Virginia

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baccala fickle

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fat he Shas Nene

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walakum salaam also from Melbourne, Australia zaira Shah,

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Polycom Salaam Pfizer Lally Aleykum selam

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Yasmin smile

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on a crew Salaam from South Africa Southern Valley

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pilot comm Salaam

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okay with that

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brief greeting

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to our students will now shift to

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our main

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program.

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session 54 100 rely on Rob Bell alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Rasool al Karim.

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Allah Allah was Harvey O'Malley standard disunity in Iommi, Deen

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appraises due to Allah And may Allah Peace and blessings beyond the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.

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This is session 54 eight

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that is part one

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the seventh seventh name a VA here

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that is the evidence the altar the manifest

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and this name like the others before it

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is mentioned only once in the Quran.

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Pull out one you will hear

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well VA here well Barton Baba we call the Shea in Nadeem

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is the first and the last, the outer and the inner and he has knowledge of all things through our Hadid verse three

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linguistically avoir Here comes from the trilateral route, VA. Ha and the raw vahagn. zuru

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is its verbal noun it has five main meanings. The first meaning is to be visible, manifest and distinct. The second meaning is to open or to come out. The third is to ascend

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And to have a higher status.

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The fourth meaning is to subdue to overcome and the fifth is to help and to support others.

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This route appears some 59 times in the grand in 10 derived forms. Examples of these forms are

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vara is a parent, Eli he Runa they turn their backs

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Leo the hero who to make it prevail.

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And

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Rena dari, it's on his back.

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The here is the present participle in the fail intensive form pattern from via

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lawhead is the most manifest as everything

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other than M is only manifested by His attributes

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is high above his creation and nothing is higher than him.

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This is the explanation given in Jamia Albion and it was chosen by a na has in his book eyob Al Quran.

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Va here was explained by the prophet SAW some itself in his statement describing a law well and the VA hiru Falaise for Taka, Shay, and you are the highest and there's nothing above you

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is also the one who subdues everything and everyone while on the other hand, is the true helper

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while others can only provide help and support through his aid,

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relative to Allah, being a viar is being the one who is above everything, yet manifest in all of the creation.

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His asset is existence and oneness is apparent through all of the signs in the universe. Yet he is not to be perceived by our senses in this world.

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According to as Judge, he is manifest to the intellect by way of his evidences and proofs of his existence, an affirmation of his unique unity.

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Moving on to the application, according to Evan, but Paul's four principles, Principle number one is to adopt where applicable, the Divine Name of via the manifest, maybe adopted by human beings and applied in their lives in three basic ways.

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The first is to be intellectually certain about the laws existence, at whatever level convinces us

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The second is to understand that a laws essence is not within his creation, but above and beyond creation.

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The third is to be convinced about the authenticity of the Quran, that it is in fact, from God.

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So the first we'll call it a The first is proof so a large existence from creation.

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A lot of desire, the evidence promise to show his creatures from among humankind and the jinn, enough science, whether in nature around them, or within themselves to prove to them of his existence. The Almighty and the evidence said

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suddenly him, I attina fill up Wolfie and footsy him had die at a baby and Allah whom unknown.

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We will show them our science in the universe and within themselves, until it becomes clear to them that this Quran is the truth.

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Surah facilite verse 53.

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Belief in God's existence, existence.

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First and foremost, it should be noted that belief in God's existence is not illogical as it is without evidence.

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While this belief is logical

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first and foremost,

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It should be noted that belief in God's existence is not illogical,

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as commonly said, by modern atheists,

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because it doesn't have any evidence. That's their claim. Whereas, as atheists denying God's existence that is more logical because there's no evidence for his existence.

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Leading ancient Greek philosophers like Plato, who died in 347, before the Christian error, and Aristotle, who died in 322, before the Christian era, intellectual giants whose thoughts I still studied today in universities of the east and the west. As the peak of intellectual rationality, both concluded that God must exist. Plato argued, design indicates a designer, while Aristotle argued that the cause and effect chain of things

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which could exist or not exist, must come to an end.

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The ancient Arabs used to allude to this idea of design.

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In their proverb, camels dung indicates the camels presence.

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When human beings walking on a beach come across footprints in the sand, they immediately conclude that a human being had previously walked by there.

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That would be the first thought to come

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to their minds, and not the possibility that the waves of the sea settled in the sand, and by chance, produced prints, looking exactly like human footprints.

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Similarly, if somebody was asked, where he got his new table from, and he replied that yesterday, while he was in a forest, at the bottom of a mountain, a tree fell on the side of the mountain near the top, and splintered into five pieces of wood.

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One looking something like the top of a table, and the other four are looking like table legs.

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When the tree hit the ground, and the five pieces began to roll, and slide down the mountain, they dislodged some luck rocks,

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and cause the rock slide. During the landslide, some of the rocks hit other rocks, and bits of iron came loose from the rocks. As they rolled down the mountainside.

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Rolling rocks pounded the bits of iron into the shape of nails, so that when the landslide reached the bottom of the mountain, the nails were not through the wooden table legs by some of the Rolling Stones, and the table legs became stuck to the tabletop, and he found a complete table in front of him.

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He wouldn't be looked at as a madman, the table could not have been the product of such an accident. Common sense tells us that it was designed and made by a carpenter. But for the atheist, it is possible that this could happen accidentally. Consequently, it is not surprising to find that all human societies throughout human history, with very few exceptions, have believed in the existence of God. There is only in the 20th century, that whole societies have become established based on the denial of God's existence, like Russia and China

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States under their control, also,

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systematically they taught atheism in all of their institutions of learning. However, after the fall of Russia, Soviet system and the abandonment of communist economics in both China and Russia, the resurgence of religion in both countries has been phenomenal.

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In Russia, it is even more so.

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Anthropologists and sociologists and psychologists have long held the belief that

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God and the belief in God was acquired by nature and not natural.

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This was a natural result of their Darwinian views, which considered humans essentially animals and thus the absence of religion and

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apes indicated that it must be manmade.

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However, the prophets Allah 1400 years ago, informed us that the belief in God was a part of the nature with which Allah created us. He said, Mammon Mao luden Liu ledoux Alan fito

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Fabiola, who you how we Danny, way enough serani. While you imagine Sonny, every child is born with a natural belief in God,

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Islam,

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it is his parents who makes him a Jew, a Christian or mageean.

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Just as animals give birth to young with their limbs perfect.

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Have you seen any deficiency in them?

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Barrera then said, read if you wish,

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the nature in which Allah has created people,

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allows creation cannot be altered. That is the right religion.

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Truth footrot amahi allottee Fatah, NASA Allah lattre de la gallican Dino Chi Im

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surah room.

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Verse 30.

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The father of psychiatry, Sigmund Freud,

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on the other hand, proposed that the Oedipal complex, was the basis of human belief in God. And he fabricated a preposterous story to illustrate it. eatable complex is something which has been observed, you know, among children as they grew up from infancy, that they become jealous of the Father.

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And

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try to come between the father and the mother if they sit together and things like this.

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And in the story of Oedipus is a ancient Greek myth. You know,

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he kills his father and marries his mother.

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But, of course, this is a ridiculous story. But as Sigmund Freud

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made a story out of this, the first family that came out of living in caves and came out and

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they were

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living together,

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the father was the one going out and killing the animals bringing the food, mothers at home, cooking food,

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tending the fields, whatever.

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children get

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jealous of the Father, so they kill him. Now after he's died, he's no longer there to protect them from the animals, etc. So they make up

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a God in the sky, make up a father in the sky, father was still looking over them, even though they kill them.

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And it's from

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that belief,

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it became instinctive in them, to look up to the Father to protect them. This is total nonsense, but anyway, that's Sigmund Freud story. However, some modern researchers increasingly learn,

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leaned they're increasingly leaned to the conclusion, that belief in God must be natural for it to be so widespread. But they were laughed out of conferences in which they presented their conclusions.

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But in 1997, experimental evidence for the inherent belief in God was found.

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Most of us never even heard about this. It appeared in the newspapers and basically, we didn't hear too much more about it afterwards. There was an article written by Steve Conner was the science correspondent, which he titled God's spot is found in the brain.

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Scientists, he wrote, believe they have discovered a god module in the brain, which could be responsible for man's evolutionary instinct to believe in God. See, they're referring it the belief in God as being an evolutionary instinct, it's their natural, a study of epileptics who are known to have profoundly spiritual experiences

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as located a circuit of nerves and

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The front of the brain, which appears to become naturally active when they think about God.

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The scientist said that although the research and his conclusions are preliminary, initial results suggest that the phenomenon of religious belief is hardwired into the brain.

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epileptic patients who suffer from seizures of the brain of the frontal lobe of the brain, said they frequently experienced intense mystical episodes, and often become obsessed with religious spirituality.

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So,

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of course, to deal with that, evolutionary scientists have suggested that belief in God, which is a common trait found in human societies around the world, and throughout history, may be built into the brain's complex electrical circuitry, as a Darwinian adaptation, to encourage cooperation between individuals, of course, they're gonna come up with an explanation, and are winning an explanation, but it's just, you know, total nonsense, like when people speak about evolution, and you hear them talking about plants doing this and doing that, so that they can, you know, catch animals and you know, flies and whatever. It's just really preposterous.

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Anyway,

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that article was quite long, actually, I just read a portion of it.

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Anyway,

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many of the verses in the Quran

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that talk about believing in God,

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very few

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can be found actually speaking about belief in his existence.

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When they talk about God, they talk more about, you know,

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God clarifying things God, guiding the people sending profits, you know, causing the destruction of some people, etc, etc. We're not talking about is there a god?

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Or why should we believe in God?

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So,

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for example, whenever Allah speaks about creation,

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you find him saying, like in Surah, hatia, last year, verse 17, for lions, Luna l le k for Clicquot, what they reflect on how the camels were masterfully created,

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that's clear proof that there is God that stands for itself, the camel built, designed specifically to live on the desert.

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So,

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what is used there is design indicates a designer.

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And as we said before, this was the argument, which was used

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by

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Greek philosophers from prior to the

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Christian era, they call it BCE.

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Plato was the one who argued in this way.

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Then I stopped though, he argued from

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the cause and effect chain must come to an end.

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But this design indicates a designer the variety and complexity

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of the intricate systems which constitute the fabric of human existence, indicate that there must have been a supreme being who created us. That's the conclusion, the only logical conclusion.

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Furthermore, since purposeful action is a natural product of human intelligence,

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reasonable human beings will logically conclude that the Supreme intelligent being who created them, must have done so for a purpose. Therefore, human beings need to know the purpose for their existence in order to make sense of his life, and to do what is ultimately beneficial for them.

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Throughout the ages, however, there has been a voice ciphers minority among humans, who have denied the existence of God and the purpose of life. Because the two are interconnected. matter in their opinion

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is eternal and human

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unkind is merely a chance product of accidental combinations of its elements. Consequently, to them the question why did God create man had and still has no answer.

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For them, the question was more, why did man create God?

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According to them, there simply is no purpose to existence. However, the vast majority of humankind over the ages have believed and continue to believe in the existence of a supreme being, who created this world with a purpose.

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For them, it was and still is important to know about the Creator, and the purpose for which he created human beings. On the other hand, a number of others, as was previously mentioned, claim, I continue to claim that there is no purpose at all human beings and human existence is merely a product of chance. Darwin's theory of evolution sufficiently explained our origins without resorting to God to help explain it.

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There can be no purpose of life.

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If life evolved from inanimate matter, which only became animate by pure luck, humankind's suppose cousins, the monkeys and apes are not considered or bothered by questions of existence. So why should human beings be bothered with them?

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However, this Darwinian approach to explain

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our existence is a failure. modern scientists, biologists, etc, no longer really believe in

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Darwin's theory of evolution, as it was presented, they have jumped past that, because there were so many flots but the mass of people don't know it. It's still in the textbooks, it's still being taught etc.

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In the efforts to explain the origin and evolution of life, using the Darwinian theory,

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we find that, in fact, at every step of the way,

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it feels right from the very beginning, the first step of creating the precursors of life from nonliving chemicals has not been experimentally replicated.

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That's stage one, we call that from inorganic to organic,

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from the gases which presumably surrounded the Earth to the simplest of amino acids, containing about 10 atoms,

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which are the most basic of the biochemical universals.

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experimentally, Stanley Miller in the US, showed in 1953, that by passing an electrical discharge through appropriate gases, surprisingly, large amounts of amino acids were formed.

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The experiments are acknowledged as a major breakthrough,

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an understanding how life got underway. This was the evidence and then in the explanations, they just move on.

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But since then, back in 1953, other essential chemicals have been synthesised.

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More and more of them. However, until today, five of the 20 amino acids common in all living beings, have resisted human attempts to create them artificially.

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Can't be done.

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Russian biochemist by the name of Alexander a parent

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who died in 19/81, proposed

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back in 1924, a model of the atmosphere of the primitive Earth free of oxygen.

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Oxygen literally eats up any primitive organic chemicals such as amino acids containing hydrogen and methane, ammonia and water.

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Life on Earth is shielded from certain death you to ultraviolet cosmic rays by the ozone

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Air, which covers the earth, and blankets the earth between 15 and 30 miles above the surface. without oxygen in the atmosphere of the primitive Earth, there would have been no ozone layer

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that without x, oxygen in the atmosphere of the primitive Earth, there would have been no ozone layer. And remember, this model which aperion

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proposed for the primitive Earth was free of accident, it has no oxygen in it.

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This is how it was used to explain the development of the amino acids etc.

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But the problem is without any oxygen in the atmosphere, and no ozone layer would be there, the first living organisms would have been wiped out by cosmic rays.

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And with oxygen present, we need oxygen present to be able to have this

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ozone layer, the first amino acids could not have been produced.

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So you're caught?

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damned if you do damned if you don't, as they say,

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although imaginative and elaborate solutions have been written to solve this riddle.

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But for every suggestion, there is an insurmountable objection.

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You can't have oxygen present in order to produce your first living organisms.

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And without oxygen present, no ozone layer, the cosmic rays will destroy anything which any living thing which was produced. So where do you go from there. But of course, when they're telling the story, they just jumped from stage to stage leave out these details, as they say the devil is in the details. Stage Two, assuming that there was around 4 billion years ago, a sea with a 10% solution of amino acids. This is what the the soup that they mix that they saying it all came from. So we have a sea of 10% solution of amino acids, sugars, phosphates, and so on. Two major steps have to take place simultaneously.

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And accidentally produced one, but two at the same time. amino acids must link together to form proteins and other chemicals must join up to make nucleic acids, including the vital DNA.

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Proteins depend on DNA for their formation.

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But DNA cannot form without pre existing proteins.

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So how

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know is it relatively easy chemistry to explain this? proteins are highly complex molecules, where an amino acid consists of typically 10 atoms, a protein may have 1000s.

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Stage three,

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so can't get past stage two. But say it's three when they have

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formation of the nucleus.

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How did you

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create the nucleus for the for the cell?

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Where it now is going to control the cell itself? How How did the nucleus come to me? No explanations.

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Only fairy tales

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stage four formation of the cell wall okay after you got your nucleus, you know containing your key components, and you have your cytoplasm around it.

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It will be washed away all the time. You need a cell wall to hold it together for that whole cell to function. How How did the cell wall where did it come from?

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No explanations again, accidentally. So, you know, when the story is told Hollywood style, all of the fine details and the insurmountable transitions are left out. A cell is formed in the primordial soup. It multiplies and organism organisms are formed. Then fish evolve, which eventually climb up on the land and climb up into trees. Some fly away as birds and others get bigger and climb back down. And monkeys and human being

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Why

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quite a fairy tale.

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That's reality.

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And the Darwinian theory has no end of similar flaws. But another major flaw in the theory,

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which was set forth by Charles Darwin, at that he recognized himself way back in 1882, before he died in his book on the origin of species,

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he asserted there that all creatures evolved within a chain of coincidences, and essentially differentiated from one another as a result of mutations. didn't use mutations that time later on, scholars added that clarification.

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So according to the fundamental assertion of the theory, all living things go through minute and coincidental changes. If these coincidental changes help the creature, then it gains advantage over the others. And this is the survival of the fittest story,

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which in turn, is carried on to following generations. This scenario has passed around as a very scientific and convincing one for 140 plus years.

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However, if we focus on the coincidental changes,

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Darwin could not provide a comprehensive definition to this concept, he just explained it this way.

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Due to his lack of genealogical

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knowledge.

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And knowledge of that time, the evolutionists who followed him put the concept forth, as mutation. mutation is the engine for the coincidental changes.

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Because mutations are taking place all the time.

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The cosmic rays, some of that get through whatever will cause mutations.

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However, mutation, if we define it is a product of arbitrary disconnections, dislocations or shifts of the genes and living things.

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Most importantly,

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it is the point

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that

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should be noted. The point that should be noted is that not one single mutation in history of science that has been has been shown to improve the condition of the genetic information of a creature and they did it with the flies,

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punches and the flies were exposed to radiation and all kinds of things and they mutate the created all kinds of widow flies with legs missing wings, twisted and turned and all kinds of stuff. Not one single one of them

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came out with a better leg, bigger wings, whatever.

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Some of them survived it,

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with their mutations, a few. But the vast majority of them were crippled and died.

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And even the few who survived it, there was no improvement.

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So

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reality,

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to think that a creature can improve through mutation is the same as shooting at a crowd of people and hoping that the injuries will result in healthier and improved individuals. That is clearly nonsense. as importantly,

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on In contrary to all the scientific data, even if one assumes that, that certain mutations could actually improve a beings condition, Darwinism still cannot be delivered from inevitable collapse.

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The reason for this is a concept called irreducible complexity.

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The implication of this concept is that the majority of systems and organs in living things function as a result of various independent parts working together. elimination or disabling of even one of those parts would be enough to disable the entire system of the Oregon. For example, an air tribute produces or perceives sounds only through a chain reaction of smaller or

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organs which make up the air, the air is not just this outer piece that we see, you know, there are there are a bunch of

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components, such as the auditory meatus, the malleus, the incus, the stapes, bones, tympanic, membrane, cochlea, and fluid sensory cells, vibration sensor extensions of these cells, a network of nerves which connect to the brain and the Hearing Center in the brain, they all have to work together without exception,

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the system could not have developed in segments, because none of the segments could possibly function alone. By itself, it wouldn't function the old system would not function without all being in place. Hence, the concept of irreducible complexity, demolishes the theory of evolution from its foundations. Scholars discussed this with the hair growing from your body, you know, we have hairs on our arms, legs, different parts of the body, how to explain just the here

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coming about in parts.

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No way, everything had to be in place for the hair to be produced. You can produce here in bits and pieces you won't get to hear

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the system.

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And many systems of the body, whether its sight,

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its touch, it's all the systems of the body are like this.

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So the concept of irreducible complexity, demolishes the theory of evolution from its foundations.

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What is really interesting is the fact that Darwin also worried about these very prospects, he wrote on the origin of the species in his book,

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if the possibility of formation of a complex organ, through a series of small changes was ever to be proven,

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my theory would certainly collapse.

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He himself sight, he assumed that everything could be explained through a series of small changes. But if, as he said, it was shown, because the knowledge of these systems, the air and how the air works, they didn't have this knowledge that it had all these different parts to it that were needed. So they just thought, okay, there's a whole goes into your brain here. So making a hole hole developing simple, but it's far more complex than that,

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as he himself said,

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justifying his claim, however, I could not find any such organ.

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Back in his time, 1882, when he died,

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there were no organs that could be seen to be so complex, that they couldn't be formed bit by bit gradually.

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Reality is, of course, that

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20th century

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that study of nature,

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gets down to the minute details, the 21st century and proved that the majority of living structures embody every bit a reduced complexity.

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Therefore, Darwin's theory has certainly collapsed.

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From these perspectives, I remember when I studied the

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cell, I like biochemistry, I hope I bore you with too much of this

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material. But I remember when we looked at they are identified this body in the cell

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cytoplasm around the

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the

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nucleus.

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They call it the middle country.

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They didn't know what it was for. They couldn't figure out there's no it's my baby, some leftover from evolution, you know, the evolutionary process with all these, you know, changes taking places, you know, some bits and pieces were just stuck in there Left, left in the south, they seem to be in all the cells but you know, they obviously we're not doing anything.

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So,

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like the appendix, the only thing that happens, it goes bad and you want to cut it off, get it out of there before you die. It's a leftover from evolution. However,

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Mr. Khan Jia 10 years later, 20 years later, became an inner

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critic.

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Part of

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the role of the mythic dungeon in all these different functions of the Salat became massive.

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Before they said it was nothing, it was just like a piece leftover. This is the problem.

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So how did they miss a conjurer get into the cell?

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You know, it's not like the cell went and captured him in the country.

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Major country was made outside No, because the things needed to make them in the country

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in the cell, are the same things are going to be needed outside the cell. And if you are outside of the cell, you don't have the things to make it, then where are you going to get it from?

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It's a total headache.

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headache for the Darwinian scientists.

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Be we

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believe,

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existence of God.

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So the evidence is that are sufficient for us.

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It is important to understand that a law is above its creation.

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Allah a lawyer, most great and glorious has described himself in his revealed books, and through his prophets, in order that human beings may have a better understanding of just who he is.

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This is why a lie explained about himself

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wasn't just to write things about himself. So he's known as a name. He did it in order for human beings to know who he is. Since the human mind is limited in its knowledge and scope, it is impossible for it to understand something which has no limits.

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Therefore, Allah mercifully took it upon himself, to reveal to humankind and the jinn, some of his attributes, in order that they may not confuse the attributes of created things with those of Allah.

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When Allah says attributes are confused with those of creation, human beings ended up defying creation, turning creation into Gods, multiple gods, they believe in God already any

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is this deification of creation, which is the essence and foundation of idolatry in all of its forms?

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In all pagan religions and cults, created beings, or objects are falsely endowed by humans with divine attributes and become objects of worship, instead of a law or along with a law.

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among a lot of countless attributes, is one which is of paramount importance with regard to the worship of God, as opposed to the worship of his creation. It is the attribute which became confused with the appearance amongst Muslims of the Greek influenced, nor tessellate School of philosophical thought, and remains misunderstood among many Muslims until today.

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This critical attribute is that of Al Urdu

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transcendence, which in English, means highness

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that

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God is above beyond his creation

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is encompassed in the Divine Name of desire.

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Also in an alley, and Allah Allah all the other names that describe the laws being above

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and beyond encompasses this concept, when it is used to describe a law.

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This attribute refers to the fact that a law is above and beyond his creation, is neither enclosed by the creation nor is any part of creation above him in any way, is not a part of the created world, nor is it a part of him.

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In fact, his being is totally distinct and separate from his creation. He is the creator of the universe, and its contents

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all are part of his creation. However, his attributes function without restriction in his creation, he sees, hears and knows all and is the prime cause of all

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That happens within the world of creation.

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Nothing happens without his will. Consequently, it may be said that the Islamic concept of Allah in relationship to his creation is essentially dualistic.

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But in relation to Allah alone, or creation alone, it is strictly Unitarian.

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It is dualistic in the sense that Allah is Allah and creation is creation.

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two separate entities, the creator and the created the infinite and the finite, neither one is the other,

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nor are both one. At the same time.

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The Islamic concept is uncompromisingly Unitarian, in the sense that Allah is absolutely one without parents, offspring or partner. He is unique in his divinity and nothing is similar to him. He is the sole source of power in the Universe, and Everything depends on him.

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Likewise, it is firmly Unitarian, visibly creation. Because all of the universe and its contents were created by Allah alone, there was no co creator

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allows creating and this other co creator was created. Also No. All created beings and entities are the product of the same creator. as such.

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They are constructed from the same elemental substance, the same building blocks of nature.

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What is the significance of this, the Divine Name Avaya, which contains the attribute of transcendence, has special significance to humans with regard to their worship of God.

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Prior to the arrival of Islam, in its final form, human beings had strayed far away from the implications of this noble attribute. Christians claim that a lot come to the earth and became flesh and blood in the form of a man Prophet Jesus alayhi salam, whom they claim was crucified and died

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in spite of the contradictions. The Jews before them also claimed that Allah came down to the earth in the form of a man and lost in a wrestling match with Prophet yaku.

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That's in Genesis 32, verses 24 to 30. That describes the whole process.

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sounds funny, many people read the Bible so I never remember reading that. Go back and read.

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The Persians regarded their kings as gods, endowed with all of the laws, attributes and worship them directly.

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The Hindus believe that Brahman, the Supreme Being, was in every place and in everything.

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So they worship countless idols, human beings, even animals as personifications of Brahman. In fact, this belief has taken Hindus to the incredible state, when they actually make pilgrimage to their holy city of Banaras. To worship the God Shiva, who is personified

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as a structure as an erect male organ, which they endearingly called Lingam.

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You don't believe me? No, no, no, no, no, no.

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Google, and find out.

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The Hindu idea that Brahman is everywhere later became a popular part of Christian belief in their belief system, and eventually found its way into the speculations of Muslim philosophers, many generations after the Prophet sallallahu sallam.

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When the philosophical books of India, Persia and Greece, were translated during the golden era of the above acid Empire, the concept of a law being everywhere and in everything was introduced into philosophical circles and became a foundational principle in the creed of most Sufi mystical orders.

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Eventually, it gained sway with a philosophical school known as the martyrs era, the rationalists

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followers of which occupied key posts in the administration of the above acid, Calif. Moon rule from 830 to 830 to

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pristine error or common error

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With the blessings of the Calif

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they vigorously propagated this belief

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with the other distortions contained in their school of law, philosophy and inquisitions courts were set up throughout the Empire, and many scholars were killed, jailed and tortured for their opposition to the philosophy of the mortality lights.

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And it wasn't until a mom made me humble, may Allah bless him, publicly stood his ground and defended the belief of the early Muslim scholars and the Sahaba

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that the tide was eventually turned.

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He stopped in its tracks. During the reign of Al Motta workin rain from 847 to 861.

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of the Christian error or common error, the Morteza light philosophers were removed from sensitive administrative posts in the government, and their philosophy was officially condemned.

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Although most of the ideas died out in time, that have a lobbying everywhere that is imminent, or omnipresent, has remained to this day among the followers of the right school of thought.

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This school was founded by scholars who left the Morteza like philosophy and attempted to refute the martyrs and I thought from a philosophical basis, however, they were not able to extract themselves completely. As a group, though, the founder, I will Hasson did get out and call people back to the original understandings.

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So the idea is continued.

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Since the greatest sin in God's sight is the worship of others besides Him, or along with him, and everything besides him is his creation.

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The principles of Islam are all either directly or indirectly opposed to the worship of Allah creation.

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The fundamental tenants of the faith make it very clear

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that

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the Creator is the creator. And what he has created is created there are two different entities. Consequently, there are a number of proofs and evidences based on the essential teachings of the Islamic creed that has been used by orthodox Muslim scholars to establish the fact that Allah is zire Allah Allah, Allah le, and mu tal totally separate from and above his creation.

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I'm going to just now mention a few of the many proofs which scholars

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have used.

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The first may be called the natural proof.

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Human beings from the Islamic viewpoint are born with certain natural tendencies

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and they are not purely a product of their environment.

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This fact is based on the Quranic passage, in which Allah explained that when he created Adam, he extracted from him all of his descendants and made them bear witness to his unity.

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This is in Surah off first 172 This concept is further emphasized by the province our solid statement, that every newborn child is born with an inclination to worship Allah, but it is parents or or environment because they represent the environment.

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They are the ones that make him a Jew mageean or a Christian.

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Therefore, man, human beings natural reaction

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to the full implications of

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Allah or God being everywhere

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may be used

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as

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a measure of the accuracy of this belief.

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If the belief in God is natural, then the natural responses to the implications

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God being everywhere should

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support that belief.

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The point is that if Allah exists everywhere, and is present in everything,

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it would imply that his essence could be found in filth and filthy places.

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When confronted with this implication, most people are naturally unable to accept any statement which claims that Allah, the creator of the universe, is present in man's feces, and excrements.

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Or in other words, place is not befitting of His Majesty.

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Therefore, it may be concluded that since a human or human beings Natural Instincts placed in him by law, reject the claim that allies everywhere, it is highly likely that such a claim would be incorrect.

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Those unwilling to give up the God is everywhere believe.

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They argue that

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man's repulsion towards this concept of God being in the species is a result of upbringing and conditioning. It's not really a result of natural instincts. But

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the vast majority of young children raised in communities where they are taught that God is everywhere, still, automatically reject this concept without any hesitation or contemplation. Even though they were previously indoctrinated with the idea that allies everywhere. I've tested it out myself in classrooms of children, and the children will give you many other places. They'll say, okay, it's not in the chair, couldn't be in the chair, cuz I'm sitting on a chair means I'm sitting on God, oh, they couldn't be in their pencils, because we're sharpening our principals and they're falling off and breaking up.

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And they will tell you no end of places where he couldn't be,

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because doesn't make sense. So that's natural inclinations.

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The prayer itself is proof. According to the rules and regulations governing prayer in Islam, places of worship must be completely free from statues or pictorial representations of God or its creation. And the various positions of worship, used in formal prayer, bowing and prostrating are prohibited from being directed to anyone or anything besides God.

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If Allah were present, everywhere, and in everything, it would be perfectly acceptable for people to direct worship towards each other, or towards

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themselves.

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As the infamous Sufi saint, so called Saint even araby, suggested in some of his writings, even r&b who they call a shared Harlequin, the greatest ship.

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He said in one of his writings,

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glory be to he who made all things appear, while being their essence.

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It's all one, everything is Allah.

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It would also not be possible to logically convince an either worshiper or one worships trees or animals, that this method of worship is wrong, and that he should only worship the unseen God Allah, Who is alone with our partners. The idolater would merely answer that he is not worshiping the object itself, but the part of God which is inside of those objects, which God who incarnated himself in human or animal form.

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did

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this

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in discussing you do talk to the average

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intellectual, educated Hindu, who's worshipping an idol?

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And you ask him how can you watch this idol you know, we can break it anytime. falls down, it breaks, record ourselves. So we're not worshipping the idol that you see.

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It is God who becomes concentrated in the idol at the time of our worship, that's their explanation.

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However,

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whoever worships

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idols, objects,

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animals, etc.

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are considered to be

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disbelievers even though they believe in God, within these creatures, etc, regardless of the rationale which is given.

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The fact is that such an individual is prostrating before God's creation. Islam came to take man away from worship of men and other creative beings and lead them to the worship of the Creator alone. Therefore, the commandments in Islam concerning worship clearly indicate that Allah is not found, and is not to be found in creating things. This totally separate from them.

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From the Quran itself, there are innumerable verses in the Quran, that state that are lies above his creation. They are found in almost every chapter with prayer either directly or indirectly. Among the indirect references are those that refer to things rising up to God, or ascending

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up to him, or descending from him. For example, in Surah class, Allah calls himself a summon, which, according to grammarians, is the being to which all things rights, such references are sometimes literal, as well as in the case of angels.

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And sometimes they are metaphorical.

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into our Alma cottage, Allah says they're the angels in the spirit, that's Angel Gabriel, I send up to him in a day whose length is like 50,000 years.

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But sometimes these references are spiritual, as in the case of prayer, and Vicar, which Allah said, la he has kalamoon

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every good saying goes up to him.

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An example of dissent from God can be found in the verse through a novel verse one or two, say, the Holy Spirit has brought it that is the revelation down from your Lord in truth, in order to strengthen those who believe and as a guide and glad tidings to the Muslims.

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Direct references can be found in both the Divine Names of Allah as well as in his explicit statements. For example, a law calls himself by the names of Ali and Allah, which you mentioned before. Both of them mean the highest, above which there is nothing.

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He also explicitly refer to himself as being above his servants saying, well, we'll call hero folk a body to Al anon verse 18, is the fire the in irresistible above his creatures. He also described his worshipers as those who have funa rock bottom, men felt to him, they fear their Lord was above them.

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Therefore, the Quran itself clearly points out for those who contemplate its meanings, that are lies high above his creation and not within it or surrounded by it in any way.

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You can also find evidence is in the heavy

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evidences which are

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literal and evidences evidence, which are you could say non literal.

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For example, I Barrera quoted

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the Bible as elements saying a group of angels stay with you at night. And another group of angels in the daytime stay with you. In both groups gather at the time of us or in the evening. And fudger at that for the dawn prayers, then those angels who have stayed with you overnight ascend.

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And Allah ask them about you know, he already knows all about you, and so on and so forth. This is

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a reference specifically to the angels

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ascending up to Allah.

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Included among these indirect references are those which refer to a lot being above is wrong, which is itself above all creation.

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Where he caught in the process, am I saying when Allah completed creation, he wrote a book, which he kept with himself above his throne.

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Written in it, verily My mercy will precede my anger.

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An example of direct reference

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can be seen in the narration about Prophet Muhammad SAW Sam's wife Zainab bint jahsh who used to boast to the his otherwise that there and that they and their families gave them away in marriage to the prophet SAW Selim. While Allah from above the seven heavens gave her away marriage

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This is in reference to the fact that the law mentioned about process Allah marrying Xena, who was previously married to his adopted son.

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And this was something which is not acceptable in ancient

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makin society, big and meccan society. So taboo has been broken. So Allah mentions it, no problems or Sallam was reluctant. And he went ahead and married her.

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After they were divorced, that is the son adopted son Zed. And then

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there's another Hadees, however, which is so crystal clear, it leaves no room for any doubt.

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One of the promises summons leading companions while we have no Hakan said, I had a servant girl who used to tend to my sheep in the area of Mount art.

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There a place called Jawad iya one day I came to check on the sheep, only to find that a wolf had made off with one of the sheep from her flock.

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Since I am prone to regrettable acts, like the rest of Adams descendants, I gave her face a terrible slap.

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That's the sermon girl the slave girl

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Of course, once he did that, he realized he had done a grave error because the processor obeyed hitting slaves and also hitting in the face in particular he forget from it for a minute so there was so so Mario in the hacker went to the processor lab

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told him the story of what happened and sought a way of

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gaining forgiveness from allow for it.

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So he asked the processor can I feel free you're just free here and

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and this blog will forgive me. The products I sell him said bring her to me. When he brought her the raw Salim asked her, where is Allah and Allah? She replied, fish sama above the sky. Then the asteroid woman Anna and who am I? She replied, You are the Messenger of Allah.

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He turned

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tomorrow we have no hackerman said fee her

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for inna Mina for she is a true believer.

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So when testing the faith of others the logical question to ask would be Do you believe in Allah? Bossa Sam didn't ask that question. Why?

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Because most people at that time believed in Allah. As the Quran said in many places line cell phone

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line Sato man holla Kasama. What he will our sakara shamsur will come up.

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Therefore Luna, Allah, if you ask them who created the heavens and the earth and control the sun and the moon, they will certainly say Allah to Allah and Caboose verse 61. Because the pagan Meccans of that time believe that Allah was somehow present in their idols, and thereby a part of creation. The browser Salam wanted to determine if her belief was confused and paganistic, like the other methods

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are clearly or whether her belief was clearly Unitarian, and according to the divine teachings of Islam. Hence, he asked her the question which would determine whether she knew that a law was not a part of his creation, whether she believed that God could be worshipped in his creation?

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Her answer that he was above the heavens, was considered to be proof that she was a true Muslim.

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And it was the only valid answer to the question Where is Allah?

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Because the prophets I seldom judge that she was a true believer on that basis.

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Obviously, Allah is not everywhere, as some Muslims believe, even until today.

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That's the clear evidence and that is found in Sahih Muslim.

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This is not like in some of the obscure books that maybe you'll find difficulty finding it note since I am Muslim.

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So ramaala

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if you have doubts, you can go to Volume One.

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PAGE 271 to 72.

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And if number 101

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For the English translation,

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and you'll find it there.

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Also the consensus of early scholars

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their statements, confirming a lot of transcendence are too numerous dimension.

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It is sufficient to mention that in the 15th century, a hadith scholar by the name of a Dobby, well known giant of Hadith, wrote a book called an Urdu Linda alila. avi,

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in which she gathered the statements of over 200 major scholars of the past, confirming a lot of transcendence. A good example of such statements can be found by multi-year in matea, Alamo Heights report that he asked Abu hanifa his opinion of a person who says he doesn't know whether his Lord is in the heavens or on the earth.

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Abu hanifa replied, he has this believed, because Allah has said, a rough man, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, the Most Merciful is established above his throne. Taha, verse five, and his throne is above the seven heavens. That's a man, Abu hanifa do you just say albala? He then said, What if he said that he is above the Throne, but he's not sure whether the throne is in the heavens on earth? Abu hanifa replied, he has disbelieved because he has denied that he Allah is above the heavens, and whoever denies that he is above the heavens as this believed. This is the one

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though many who follow the Hanafi School of Law today, claim that Allah is everywhere. When I first began, almost there, I was given a book written in India Pakistan, called

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basics of Islam or something like this.

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It was a Catechism of belief.

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question answer, question, answer, question answer. First question.

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Who is your Lord? Who is your God? Answer a law. Second question, where's the law?

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Answer everywhere.

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I read it, accepted and carried on it wasn't till I was studying. in Medina University, when we studying the concepts of tawheed, as much as fat, etc.

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that it became clear that teaching, and that's some three, four years later

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that that teaching was false.

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And the incident in which Abu hanifa as main students, abusive, Joe bisher, El Mariachi to repent, when he denied that allies above the Throne, it is recorded in a number of reliable theological words written during and about that era. So in summary, it can be safely said that according to Islam and its key principle of tarried in relationship to the Divine Names avire, Allah and Ali sutra, which express a lot of transcendence, Allah is completely separate from his creation.

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Creation either surrounds him, nor is above him in any way.

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He, Allah is above all things. This is the classical conception of Allah. According to the sources of Islam. It is very simple and firm and leaves no room for the type of misconceptions, which often lead to the worship of creation. This view, however, does not deny that allows attributes operate throughout his creation, Nothing escapes his sight, as he is perceived. Nothing escapes his knowledge as he is any Nothing escapes his power as he is on as he is, and so on and so forth. So, regarding all of our last names, which contain attributes, they are an operation throughout the creation. But just as it was considered a major advancement in technology, to be able to sit in the

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comfort of our homes, and watch events taking place halfway around the world. Allah sees, hears and knows what happens in the universe without having to be incited. Before we couldn't see hear and know what's going on in Iraq or

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amongst the ringers or the wiggers or wherever, in Palestine, etc. We couldn't unless we were there, somebody brought the news from there or whatever. Then with television, we are now able and we see that as technology improvement.

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So, if the boss was reported to have said in the laws hand,

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the seven heavens, the seven Earths and their contents as well as what is between them is like a mustard seed in one of our heads.

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So just as remote control TV was considered a great technological improvement over manual control, we had to go and press all the buttons

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allows power operates unhindered within the smallest elements of creation without

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having to be present.

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Without him having to be present

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in the spot in the place, etc, in order to control what's going on.

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In fact, the concept that lies within his creation is really a form of schilke authority. The last mile was the fact whereby Allah is given some of our human weaknesses. It is huge, it is humankind and the jinn, we have to be present in the world, for them to see and hear and know and effect changes etc. in it allows knowledge and power, on the other hand, has no bounds. Even humankind's thoughts are totally exposed to Allah. Likewise, the emotional workings of the human heart is subject to a lot of control, which is why the prophet SAW Selim after he used to say,

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and pray

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according to what ohm, Salama said, when she was asked, which is the supplication the brothers are seldom used to make most frequently she replied.

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And she said he's talking about

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six more most frequently in her whole home sell him as one of his wives, she replied.

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He most frequently supplicated saying Yama ponderable kulu, submit Falvey, Allah denecke, or controller of the hearts make my heart steadfast in your religion

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barakallahu salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. We have now come to an end or to the end of part one of session 54 a, part two will follow Surely, in the days to come, allow winning in it, we will inshallah cover the third part of the first principle, along with the remaining three principles for adopting and applying the Beautiful Names of Allah, as proposed by the Andalusian scholar of the 12th century imaam ibn batam. I do I using the Divine Name avoid, will be made at the end of Part Two in sha Allah

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said I'm worried

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about a cat

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will now shift to the third portion of our program, which is answering questions and

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answering your questions, though, today, I will have to leave early, I will only take a few because we are late start. And that has affected

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our time frame here and I'm fasting and the past has come to an end.

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First question.

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Questions are the jinn and aliens the same? Allah knows best best they might be.

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Somebody else asks saying well, this is tofik from Ghana.

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Please recommend for me whether to start with Arabic language or Islamic Studies first in your IOU, it depends. You can start with either if you start with

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Islamic Studies you're gonna get Arabic Anyway, you must study Arabic in your throughout the four years of study in the IOU, Bachelors of Arts in Islamic Studies.

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However, that level of Arabic that you reach the end because you're only studying it, you know as a subject, one subject each semester is not the same as studying Arabic, complete or even intensive Arabic we have an intensive Arabic course to your probe course, which you could take simultaneously along with your da is program if you wanted.

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Beamish duranie as

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Isha prayer can we read for found and three Witter?

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What in total Do we have to pray initial prayer there's no have to pray what the total you have to pray for Asia is for rock art. I know you've been told all these stories, you got 23 rock art and all kinds of things. And I was very shocked when I first heard that, you know as a teacher

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School from some of my stewards students from the Indian subcontinent that these big numbers have been no it's when I told them it's foreign, though it is only for like at night but we heard that it was like 13 or 15 or

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it's just for our service for

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Father's to mother of his three h eyes for just four units of prayer. There are recommended additional prayers that one may do you know the Sunnah sadhana before and soon afterwards, etc. These are all recommended. You don't have to do them.

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How can

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How can you trust Sigmund Freud's theories? And not Islams practical way of life?

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Me so you're asking how can you meaning how can people I guess because I don't trust Sigmund Freud's theories it's total nonsense.

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Anyway, we're gonna start the questions here. So I can go and break my fast bark Allah fickle. Savannah como, Ambika Chateau La La Land, the stock Federica on a two way lake.