Bilal Philips – In the Names of Allah #61 – An-Noor – The Light (Name 84)

Bilal Philips
AI: Summary © The importance of sharing good behavior and behavior in order to achieve spiritual success is emphasized. The Shia Islam and its cultural significance are also discussed, as well as the importance of sharing good behavior with others and achieving deeds. The segment ends with a discussion of the "meditation of the light" concept and the importance of learning to act according to it. The Shia Islam and its cultural significance are also mentioned, along with the importance of sharing good behavior.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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I'd like to welcome you all to another session from our sessions

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regarding the names of Allah in the names of Allah,

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and this is session 61.

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Name 84 which is a nor the light

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and inshallah we'll be

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beginning the actual session after a brief

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greeting sharing greetings with our regular students, our visitors

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welcome all so now I have a camera to live but I got to

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sister Shahida Shah from Kashmir. She sends her greetings Alaikum salaam are to live on a cattle Faisal Ali.

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Also from Kashmir,

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he is praying that Allah gives me another 100 years of life to share more knowledge with you.

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So Allah,

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Allah, hu Akbar

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he also mentioned that I'm his number one favorite scholar mashallah

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I think a lot that I have reached that site in your your eyes, and we pray that Allah Make me worthy of your admiration.

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He asked me in his smile from South Africa sensor greetings Alaikum salaam, and Rashida Abdur Rashid from Virginia.

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USA sends her greetings.

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Inshallah we'll move on now to our session

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah al Karim. While it was hobby, many standard disunity lie within us operators do to Allah and May Allah's peace and blessings be on 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 61.

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Name 84 which is a node, the light or the illuminator.

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And the Quranic location of this

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name of allah Divine Name of Allah

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is found in only one place in the Quran.

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And that is in surah and Nora

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the 24th chapter, verse 35,

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Allah Who knows somehow it will

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matter Lunati kemiska Fear Misbah allies the Light of the heavens in the earth is light is like a niche in which there is a lamp

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in terms of its meaning linguistically, the Divine Name and nor is derived from the try literal route noon. Wow, raw noodle.

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It's quadrilateral verbs. Now water

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and an IRA

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have four basic meanings. The first is to give light and illuminate

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and the second is to make things visible, to reveal and to clarify.

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The third basic meaning is to be flaming, blazing apparent to the senses. And the fourth meaning is to enlighten or to give advice.

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This route appears some 194 times in the Quran. In three derived forms. Examples of these forms can be found in an hour, which means fire.

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No room there light

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Munira illuminating

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Light refers to anything that gives off light.

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And is that which makes things visible.

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In reference to Allah, He is the one by whom everything is made visible.

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One of those

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the one actually he is the one who's attributes his life

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and he is the one who illuminates. No, we're the one who guides

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heavens and the earth,

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relative to Allah, the Divine Name and nor

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the light

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which is found in the Quranic verse that we mentioned,

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as well as authentic hadith

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is used in four different ways.

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The first

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and foremost texts

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that indicate that a nor the light

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is among allowes divine names, Allah will notice some a lot to watch out.

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the texts also indicate that nor are light maybe related to him in possessive constructions similar to his hearing and sight and his other essential attributes.

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Methyl minority he commish keratin fie ham is ba naughty that is the possessive construction is light.

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Is light in the universe is like a niche with a lamp inside of it.

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Yeah, howdy, Allahu linearity, mania SHA Zhi de la who may Nuri, my insha. Allah guides to His light again, his light, whom He wills

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Well, I should tell our Do We Know Your of Bihar, and the earth will glow with the light of its Lord.

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The third way is that the texts also further indicate that his light illuminates the heavens and the earth.

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Allah will notice somehow like to a lot of us who said Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. And the fourth and final way, is found in the Hadith texts indicating that Allah's veil is itself like

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Abu Musa luxury related that on one occasion, the Messenger of Allah stood up before them and made four clarifying statements. He said,

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Verily, Allah does not sleep. A law who as our gym, Lion AM, nor is it befitting for him to sleep.

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Well, I am belly low and Yana

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is the one who lowers the scales and raises them.

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Yeah, Phil Alquist.

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We are found

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the deeds of the night go up to him before the deeds of the day and the deeds of the day before those of the night.

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Well, hey job boo, and Nora and his Well, his life light.

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And other of the Prophet saw some limbs companions I Bozar said

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I asked the Messenger of Allah

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did you see your Lord Hello writer Ombak

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can he replied, No roll an arrow.

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His veil is light. How could I see him?

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According to ship, I've dropped mine as Sadie

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who died in

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1957. In Saudi Arabia, well known scholar of Saudi Arabia. Who stuffs here is quite popular.

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Allah's light is of two types physical corporal and metaphorical. In Corporal

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the physical corporate light,

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the great light emanating from the glory of Allah's face, and the light of His magnificence is one which would cause whatever of creation that he looked at, to disintegrate if the veil was removed from his face

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and the remainder of our

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says narration mentioned previously, He quoted the Prophet SAW Salem as saying

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his van is light a Jabu i nor

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if he worked to remove it,

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the glory of his face would burn everything of His creation, as far as his gaze reaches.

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This light can only be vaguely described by the prophetic similes and metaphors, which hint at its incredible meaning.

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And the amazing understanding that nothing of creation can stand firm before the lighter betrays

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all the heavenly Corporal lights from his light.

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And so are the lights of paradise, the lights of his role, and his footstool, all are from his light, not to mention the light of the sun, moon and the planets.

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In terms of the metaphorical or incorperate light,

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Allah's incorperate light is the light which illuminates the hearts of his prophets,

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his purest worshipers,

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the hearts of his friends, that's the Olia and his angels,

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it is also the light of understanding which comes from knowing him and loving him.

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Knowledge about Allah produces lights in the hearts of his friends, the believers according to how much they know of his attributes, and what they believe, of His attributes of beauty.

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For every one of his attributes, has a particular effect on their hearts

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as knowledgeable of the master, or sorry, as knowledge of the master

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is the greatest area of all knowledge and all beneficial knowledge is light in the heart.

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So what then could be said regarding knowledge about Allah, which is by far the best and most glorious area of knowledge, and the origin and foundation of all notes.

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We should note also that Allah's life is different from all the created lights as Allah Himself set the primary rule for understanding his names and attributes saying Lasik eye Miss cliche, or was semi or Basir.

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There is nothing similar to him. And he is that all hearing and all seeing Surah Shura

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verse 11.

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Since Allah has knowledge, mercy and ability

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are different from those of his creatures, it stands to reason that his life is also unique and completely different from anything in his creation.

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In terms of the meaning, of the great verse 35

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of Surah a nor 24th surah. Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth is light in the universe is like a niche containing a lamp. And the lamp is within a crystal which shines in a star like brilliance. It is lit from the oil of a breast blessed olive tree that is neither Eastern nor Western. Its oil almost glows by itself, though, without being touched by fire, Light upon light, Allah guides to His light whom He wills he makes similes in order for people to better understand, but Allah knows everything.

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MLK M interpreted

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this verse

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in a way which is very popular amongst scholars,

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and the general population of Muslims.

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He explained that the scars of Tafseer had taken two paths in interpretation of this simile.

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One way is that of explaining it as a compound metaphor, which is easier to grasp as a whole and is safer from extreme interpretations.

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In the compound metaphor method, whole sentences are compared

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and interpreted at once, one single time, not each and every word.

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This is the normal explanatory pattern, which the majority of metaphors in the Quran follow

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rather than

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the word by word comparisons

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reflect on the description it now came said, went on to say, reflect on the description of the niche the Muscat.

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It is a small window of our aperture, through which virtually nothing can penetrate in order to collect the light of an oil lamp placed within it.

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The lamp itself is inside a glass container, resembling a twinkling star and its oil is pure from an olive tree, on top of a mound, neither Eastern nor Western. That is, the sun shines on it throughout the day, when rising from the east in the morning and setting in the west in the evening.

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Due to its special location its oil is so pure, that it appears to give off light without being lit.

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This total compound imagery is compared to Allah's light which he placed in the heart of his believing slaves, and made it special for them.

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The other way

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is the detailed

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comparison. That we said is not the normal pattern of the crime.

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It is said that the lamp is the soul of the believer.

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And the glass is his heart.

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The heart is compared to glass because of its delicateness its purity and its firmness. Just as the heart of the believer combines all these three characteristics.

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The believer is merciful, kind and sympathetic, and has compassion for all of our loss creatures due to his tenderness.

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With his purity, pictures of the realities and knowledge appear as they are and pushes away the muddy clouds, grime and filth, according to his level of purity.

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With his firmness and solidarity. He holds on firmly to Allah's commands, and his firm for the sake of Allah and hard on his enemy, the enemies of Allah, standing up for truth, for law sake, a law made the hearts of the believers like vessels or containers. As some scholars of the self described them. The hearts are laws vessels on Earth, the most beloved of them, to him are the most delicate, firm and pure.

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The lamp is the light of faith in the believers heart.

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The Blessed tree is the tree of Revelation, containing guidance and the religion of truth.

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It is the fuel of the lamp which burns in it.

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Light upon light,

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the light is the fitrah or the correct nature of the correct understanding. Light is revelation and scripture. When one of the two lights is added to the other, the light of the believer is increased.

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Because of that,

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whenever he speaks, or she speaks with truth and wisdom before hearing, what is narrated or what is the narrated subject.

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Then the relevant narrations reach him containing the likeness of what he felt in his art.

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It says if he knew ahead of time,

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or whatever he expressed on his tongue, they agree

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the mind and the Sharia, nature and revelation, agreeing

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his mind, nature and tastes show him that what the messenger of Allah brought with him was the truth.

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There is absolutely no contradiction with him regarding the intellect and Revelation, the ankle and the knuckle.

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They both confirm

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each other's truths and agree completely with each other.

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That is the sign

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of Light upon light.

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The opposite one.

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The person who is the opposite of this

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is one who's hard to waves with false doubts

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and corrupt imaginations, smashing against each other, and suspicious suspicions and ignorance called by those who gather them migratory thoughts.

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He has them in his chest, as the law said, or, they are like darknesses, within

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and on fire unfathomable Sea, which is covered by waves upon which our ways over them are clouds of darkness,

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some upon the others. When one puts out his or her hand, they can hardly see it.

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And he to whom Allah has not granted light. For him, there is no light. That's verse 40, of Surah, nor

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Prophet Muhammad SAW Salam referred to his final messenger.

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That is, Allah, referred to his final messenger Prophet Muhammad SAW Salam, as nor

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but Jochum when Allah He knew rune Wakita boom allele.

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There has indeed come to you a light

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nor from ALLAH and a clear book

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in terms of the application of this divine name, or nor,

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according to him in McCall's four principles, the first of which is to adopt where applicable.

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The Divine Name,

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where it refers to a laws essence, may not be adopted by human beings, as it is unique to Allah Himself. However, where the name and Nora refers to Allah was in Corporal light of knowledge, it may be adopted and applied in two basic ways. The first way is to seek the light of knowledge and understanding from the correct sources, which would guide us in each and every aspect of our daily lives.

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The second way is, to me a secondary divine light source of guidance and understanding

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regarding the teachings of Islam, as well as other beneficial knowledge, which human bat hood which humankind

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benefits from,

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on which reflects divine light, in a world of darkness, dominated by the forces of evil, and misguidance.

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So the first way,

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we call it the knowledge imperative.

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gaining knowledge, seeking useful knowledge is obligatory in Islam.

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In terms of priority, the area of knowledge, which is most important,

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should be given precedence over areas of lesser importance.

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There is no doubt that in general, knowledge of Allah and Islam is the most important

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aspects of available knowledge.

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Consequently, Allah and Nora

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also referred the primary source of Islam,

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the Quran, he referred to it as light

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and to knowledge of religion, the Sharia,

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as a whole, as light

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in the Quran.

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Allah describes

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the Quran itself as Nora

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Valentina Armano B was the true one of Saru who, whatever or Nora levy on Zillow, ma so those who believe in Him and assist him and support him

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Follow the light and nor a lady on Zillow Ma, which was sent down with him. That is the Koran. So our offers 157 naturally following the Quran is the most basic source of Islamic knowledge. It can only be followed if it is understood

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and not merely parroted without understanding.

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Consequently, Allah clearly identified the main role of the Quran as that of guidance from the beginning, saying Daddy can Kitab loughrea Buffy, good then lil Mata T. This is the book wherein there is no doubt it is guidance for the pious.

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So it's not a book for

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good luck,

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which you can put in an amulet and wear around your neck. Some people do this. It's very popular in some parts of the Muslim world. But this is not the purpose. People made a little Koran that you could only read with a microscope.

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But this is useless.

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People are very proud of it. The smallest grant in the world

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this is

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the Sharia all also called is revealed legal systems. Whether it's the Shetty eye, which was brought by Prophet Muhammad Salah more by the prophets before him, he called all of them nor

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in non Zelina octoberat fee have wooden one.

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Indeed, I revealed the Torah containing guidance and light.

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Having elevated knowledge to such a high position.

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Allah then made its acquisition a religious obligation.

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This distinguishes Islam from other religions where knowledge is left to the priests, the monks, the gurus, etc. The common person is discouraged from getting involved in religious matters and is told just to follow the only man without questions doing as they tell us to do.

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Islam, on the other hand, requires everyone to learn as much as they can about the religion by making it an individual and a collective obligation.

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So from the Islamic process, from the Islamic perspective, seeking knowledge is a bada. It's worship.

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Anna Sydney Malik, He quoted the prophesy Solomos saying on one occasion,

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tolerable enemy for either ala kulli Muslim

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seeking knowledge is obligatory, it is an obligatory duty free law firm

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on every Muslim

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consequently, one who sincerely seeks knowledge will have as his or her reward, the same ultimate reward of all forms of worship, which is none other than Jana.

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The Prophet saw some of them clearly promised paradise for those who sincerely seek knowledge above were accorded the promise on Solomon another occasion the same men Salah Kathuria Khan, the ultimate Sufi Ellman, so hello Lola Otakon Illa Jana, whoever takes a pass

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whoever takes a path in which he or she seeks knowledge,

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Allah makes the path to Paradise, easy for them.

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Whatever makes the path to paradise easy has to be a form of worship.

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Furthermore, Allah declared that only the knowledgeable are truly mindful of him and fear him

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which are among the two major goals of worship

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in them if Shala mean a by the hill or Lama.

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From among Allah servants, it is only the people of knowledge who truly fear him Surah Fatar verse 28.

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And to further emphasize the importance of having knowledge Allah invites us to reflect on the obvious

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that the knowledgeable and the ignorant are not equal in the site whole Hollister will Edina Yala Muna one Ledin Allah, Allah moon, ask them are those who know equal to those who

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Don't know Surah Zamar verse nine.

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And according to the companion about darda, the Prophet SAW Salem further emphasizes superiority of those with knowledge over the ignorant saying

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the superiority of the learned man over the devout is like that of the moon on the night when it is full over the rest of the stars in the fog lend me in the favela Island, Allah Ovid Culford, little calmer, later turn better. Allah Azza NL Kawakubo

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He also narrated that the Prophet SAW Salem declared the scholars to be the true inheritors of the prophets, saying,

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well in the llama,

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what are the two Ambia learned are the heirs of the prophets, as the prophets leave neither dinars nor Durham's, they only leave knowledge. So whoever takes it takes an abundant portion. I will rare also call to the process elements praising the teachers and students saying

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Allah in the dunya Melona Bella Onan, mafia in LA the Corolla. Well, my y la y lemon water Lima, indeed the world is cursed, and whatever is in it is also cursed except for the remembrance of Allah and what helps to do that

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the knowledgeable person and the student Olim and the metallic

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knowledge we should understand we should grasp fundamentally is a gift from Allah.

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Allah Nord inform humankind, that they were made superior to the angels by virtue of the knight, the new order,

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the new order of knowledge, which he bestowed on them, random animal USMA Akula and He taught Adam, the names of all of them.

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Then he showed them to the angels and said, inform me of the names of these, if you are truthful, so Al Baqarah verse 31.

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The second way

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to implement

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name a Nora

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is what we may call the Dawa imperative.

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It is implementing the divine name

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as or by us trust striving to be a secondary source of divine light, providing guidance and understanding regarding the teachings of Islam, as well as other knowledge beneficial to humankind.

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It is for us to reflect

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on the divine light, in this world of darkness, dominated by the forces of evil and misguidance.

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Consequently, after obliging us to seek knowledge we are commanded to convey the light of that knowledge to others. The Prophet Muhammad SAW Salah was reported to have said by levani Hello I convey from me, even if it be only a single verse.

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We have an individual and collective duty to convey what we learned of the light to those around us. Especially in the case of religious knowledge. Allah commanded the Prophet SAW Salem to convey the divine light to all those around it. The IU or Rasool, Bellaire mountains Zilla alayka robic messenger conveyed to the people what was revealed to you from your Lord through our mind, verse 67.

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calling to Allah, which we commonly refer to as Dawa is generally considered by scholars of Islam as an obligation on every Muslim according to their abilities.

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It has been instructed by Allah in the Quran and by the Prophet SAW Selim in his sunnah with regards to its obligation, shed members of Saudi Arabia

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was the leading scholar of Saudi Arabia, Mufti of Saudi Arabia for many years.

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He said,

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Dawa is a continuing obligation on everyone who has the ability from scholars to Muslim rulers and missionaries.

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Until the message of Islam reaches every corner of the earth, in the various languages of its peoples

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However, scholars have made a distinction between the individual obligation of Dawa and the community obligation. Just when VAs also stated, there, there are two levels of Dawa to the light of Allah.

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The first is foreign dying, an individual obligatory duty, and the second is foreign key via a collective, obligatory duty, it is foreign to the eye in that individual, obligatory duty on you, it's far from the iron on you.

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When no one in your country, region or tribe takes up the responsibility of enjoining good, and prohibiting the evil.

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If you have knowledge,

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it becomes obligatory or new, especially to give Dawa to enlightened people, your people to the rights of Allah to command what is good and prohibit what is evil. However, if there are present those who give our teaching people and guiding them, then it would be sooner or recommended and not obligatory for others, who also have knowledge of the Sharia.

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However, regarding the obligation of Dawa in this age, gentlemen buys went on to say, at a time when there's a shortage of callers.

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Those were making Dawa were engaged in Dawa. When evil is prevalent, and ignorance dominates. Tao becomes foreign iron on everyone according to their ability.

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A law states that a group of the believers should shoulder the responsibility of promoting virtue and prohibiting vice in the society. Because religion is not merely a personal affair as perceived in the west.

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It forms the very fabric of society from the Islamic perspective,

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policing the society should not be left up to the government alone. It should be shared by members of the communities which constitute the society.

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On the other hand, the individual obligation of Dawa can be seen indicated in the verse

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125 of Surah Nahan

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arillas Amelia robic will Hekmati well Mauer editing has a call to the way of your LORD with Wisdom and good preaching. The Prophet SAW Selim is personally addressed in this verse. And by extension, all individual believers are instructed to invite people to Islam.

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In case this instruction was perceived as limited only to certain individuals like scholars or groups, the Prophet SAW let me himself broaden the scope of responsibility by making it the individual responsibility of everyone who had knowledge.

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Every Muslim must learn some verses or chapters of the Quran.

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So when the Prophet SAW Selim said Bella, who Annie, convey from me, whatever you have learned, even if it's only a single verse, level, it will higher he's saying that

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one of the shortest chapters of the Quran sweats loss

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in which a lot says there. Say he has a lot of unique a lot of the subsystems self subsystem, he didn't he didn't give birth nor was he born enough is simply nothing is similar to him.

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Every one of these verses contains a crucial message about Allah,

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about which most religions are ignorant.

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Each verse clearly distinguishes God the Creator, from his creatures. The vast majority of Muslims know this short chapter and can share its messages to the idolatrous world around them. Consequently, virtually no one is excused from giving some dour.

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Furthermore, whenever the process selama just people

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after explaining things to them, he would say, Leo Bella Shahid, Elvive let's go those present, convey what they heard to those absent for perhaps the one present may inform one better able to

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To understand it, then himself

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the second principle, we can call the teaching imperative. We had the Tao imperative. Now the teaching imperative,

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conveying the light of knowledge can be in the form of Dawa to non Muslims as we said, or it could be in the form of teaching the OMA.

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Islam strongly encourages teaching and elevating those who teach to the highest level.

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Allah primarily described the province on salaam as an educator saying

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well what are the Bossa Philomena Rasulullah Minh home we have Lu la him it was a key him while you're a limo monkey taba one sigma is the one who raised. Zilla is the one who raised for, for the illiterate people, a Messenger from among themselves, reciting to them Israel, relevant.

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reciting to them His revelations, purifying them and teaching them the Book and wisdom. Furthermore, according to Abdullayev and Amber, the Prophet SAW Selim described himself as being sent primarily as a teacher, he said in nama or his two more Alima indeed, I was sent as a teacher

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in terms of the value of the teacher, obviously, was prophesied Salam saying that it means that the value and status of the teacher should be very high.

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The Prophet SAW Selim described as one of the one who learns the Quranic light,

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the primary source of knowledge and teaches it as being the best of the believers, saying in a narration that we all know if mine did not find go to the process element saying what had to come mentor Allah Melcor anoa. The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teaches it. Furthermore, the Prophet saw some numbers reported Bible rare to have said,

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Allah in the dunya Melona

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mela Onan mafia Illa The Crow law or my wife Allah, wa lemon water Lima, indeed this word is cursed and what is in it is also curse except for the remembrance of Allah and what is conducive to that the teacher and the student. However, today the field of education is greatly neglected in the Muslim world.

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The teaching

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for most most Muslims the profession of teaching for most Muslims is looked at as a last resort. If a student can get into medicine, engineering, dentistry or law, etc, then teaching Okay,

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so it is genuinely looked down upon as a result, the quality and skills of Muslim teachers is often very low,

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which in turn leads to low standards of the graduates from that institution. Consequently, teachers are paid highly in the West.

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As the higher the quality of the teacher, the better the level of the graduates.

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Today in so many countries, many non Muslim teachers are hired in Muslim schools due to the severe shortage of qualified Muslim teachers.

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The teaching imperative can only be fulfilled by encouraging our intelligent and motivated youth to study education as their first choice.

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And Muslim schools need to pay their teachers Well, if they're properly qualified.

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In fact, they should only appoint well qualified teachers. The role of Prophet Muhammad or Salam as a teacher needs to be highlighted and drummed into the minds of our students.

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There is, however, an issue that we need to look at

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teaching with the stick.

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We have to bring modern teaching techniques back into our schools and addresses the Quranic schools. On one hand teaching with a stick needs to be outlawed completely. As it is against the Sunda

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the Prophet SAW someone's personal server in Dallas Sydney Malik, who was given to him by his own mother, at the age of eight remained with the Prophet SAW Salem for some 10 years until he died. He stated that the browser seller never hit him or scolded him.

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And that's why the prophets I send them said

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in the law

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Let me have apne

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my Nitin Willa Mata and Nitin. Well, I can buy any one lemon. We are Sarah.

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Indeed, Ally did not send me to be harsh and cause harm. But he sent me to teach and make things easy. He was patient and gentle in his teachings. The first three generations when the Prophet SAW Salem called The Best of generations, I do not see how to me

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the best of generations on my generation to Medina you Ludum than those who follow them, so Medina Delgado, and those who follow them,

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these best three generations did not practice teaching the Quran or Islam to children with the stick. Many generations later, satanic forces secretly introduced this practice, and it spread until it became the norm in most parts of the Muslim world. Consequently, it is not surprising though disgusting to read about a Welsh Muslim mother of Indian origin, who beat her son to death, then set his body on fire when he failed to learn passages from the Quran by heart.

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The Cardiff Crown Court heard yesterday,

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Saara edge

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32 years old hit her seven year old son Yaseen with a rolling pin,

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a stick her slipper and a hammer, leaving him with broken bones. When he failed to recite the passages. The court heard that when he has seen eventually died, he had been beaten like a dog. She set fire to her home, in an attempt to destroy the evidence. But it's only when the post mortem examination revealed that the boy was dead before this fire started, that a murder inquiry began. My dresses today

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are themselves dens of child abuse,

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was teaching the crime with a stick a standard practice. The light of knowledge is being snuffed out for many were totally turned off by so many addresses off today. So many of my friends told me the runaway first chance they got the runaway from the mattresses.

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The other knowledge imperative

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is focused on morality,

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bringing morality back into the classroom.

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With the secularization of Western countries, it was decided to remove all Christian moral biblical references from the textbooks. Consequently, all fields of study became neutral with regards to morality, leaving it up to the society to democratically determine what is right and what is wrong by vote.

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The scientists who develop the first atomic bomb weren't hindered by Morality

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with regards to creating such a weapon,

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nor were the pilots who actually flew over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on the sixth and ninth

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of June 1945 dropped these bombs

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that killed

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of its inhabitants.

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Among the consequences today,

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in our times,

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the end of the 20th century beginning of the 21st century,

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on April 2019 99, at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.

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A shooting occurred when two teens went on a shooting spree, killing 13 people and wounding more than 20 others before turning the guns on themselves and committing suicide.

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The Columbine shooting was at the time the worst high school shooting in US history. After that it repeated itself many many times over.

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it's a norm. It's only a question of the numbers all over the US and other Western countries.

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It becomes the responsibility of Muslim educationalist.

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To bring morality back into the classrooms, for all subjects,

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as well as

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through Islamic subjects.

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This becomes

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the core of the light of knowledge in all the various fields.

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And it's in keeping with what I'm aware of said

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as a court of what problems are solved and said in Mrs. to loot me Mama Carmela flock, I was only sent to perfect for you the most noble of moral character traits.

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The essence of the Islamic message is found in its promotion,

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through the Sharia, of good moral behavior at all levels of human society, and in all spheres of human interaction,

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good relative to God,

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to our fellow human beings, to the world in which we live.

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This is our duty. However, cultural and ritualized, Islam tends to cloud the issues and block the avenues of real understanding and moral growth is hindered.

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The moral growth principles which can be found in all of the pillars of Islam and Eman

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are not studied. People just memorize the five pillars of Islam, six pillars of Eman, they can rattle them off. But what the goals of these pillars were, they have no idea

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that Muslims are obliged to protect

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and spread the light of knowledge by bringing morality back into the classrooms, throughout the world, wherever they may be.

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The Divine Name and Nora

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is both a name and an attribute. As we said before,

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the second principle of women call is to confirm where the names are unique and in applicable.

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Laws light like all of His divine attributes is uncreated, having,

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neither beginning in time nor ending of days, all the lights of this world whether Corporal or incorperate, are created by Allah's command to be in the Mamre who is rather shaman, I Akula, who can fire

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whenever he wishes, anything

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is command is only B and it is sorry I seen verse 82. As such, all these lights are completely and absolutely distinct and different from our laws, divine uncreated light.

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This is similar to the start.

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Absolute life

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as indicated by the Divine Name Alhaj.

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The lives of all living things besides Allah, are created iving beginnings and endings they are in no way

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merely extracts from a laws infinite, uncreated life. Thus, all claims by any human beings

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are somehow a part of Allah's uncreated light must be soundly rejected in order to maintain Tawheed Alas, mousy fat Tawheed in the unique unity of Allah's names and attributes.

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Now if we look at the shared belief regarding alien, the Prophet SAW silence creation from Allah as light,

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we find the general heading the world was created from the light of the Imams.

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According to mainstream Twelver Shia belief, Prophet Muhammad SAW Salam, his daughter Fatima, and the 12 Imams descendants of Alima Vitali him and his descendants are conceived of as being part of a light that existed before the creation of the material world. This light became the cause an instrument for the rest of creation. The following tradition is falsely attributed to the Prophet SAW Salem, in the Shiite Hadith classic Bihar unwashed.

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The seas of the lights

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the quote, Prophet Muhammad SAW Solomon saying, Allah created Ali and me from one light before the creation

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he split the light into two halves. And then he created all things from my light and Ali's light.

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The first Imam Ali bin Abi Talib is also falsely reported in Shiite sources as saying,

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Allah is One. He was alone in his oneness. So he spoke one word and it became light. He created from it the light of Muhammad, my descendants

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and me. Then he spoke another word and it became a spirit that he caused to settle upon the light and he caused it to settle upon our bodies. So we are the spirit of Allah and His Word. And this was before he started the creation, there uncreated

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such beliefs.

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lay the foundation for the claim that the Prophet SAW Selim and Holly are eternal, without beginning or end. For if Allah is eternal without beginning

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or end, then his word and his life must also be eternal.

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Therefore, Muhammad,

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so I was salam.

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I'd even be taller but his descendants must also be eternal, since they were created from Allah's eternal Word and light.

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In terms of Sunni Muslims, they have a term which they refer to

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as the Muhammad and light.

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Some sitting in the slums, especially among the Sufis also believe that the Prophet SAW Salem is created from our laws light,

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which they refer to as normal comedy.

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This is clearly claimed in the official website of the Naqshbandi carny order of Chef Nasim, which states we believe Rasul Allah is the best of all creation. And he came to us in the form of a human being, however, we also believe he's made from north.

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In support of that belief, a book was written by Cher mir Asadullah caudry in Pakistan called the shadow Ness project prophets.

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The logic of the provinces LM being shadowless was that since the province of Salem was made from light, he shouldn't have a shadow, as light as no shadow

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to the Sufis in general. All things and beings were created from Prophet Muhammad SAW salams light or hidden Abner Larrabee, the Andalusi and mystic of the 13th century, titled by Sufis as a shekel Akbar, the greatest chef is the title they gave him. He elaborated in his writings on the concept of that Muhammad SAW Salam existed before creation.

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This is the essence of the doctrine of a nor al Muhammad, or the Muhammad in light. This light existed before creation, and everything was created from it. The world is a manifestation of this light, which was encouraged incarnated in Adam.

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Also in the prophets and the ACT tab, or Aktobe.

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Before polls, that's the highest

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level of the pyramid of saints amongst the Sufis when r&b wrote, the creation began with Noor Muhammad, Muhammad and light

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the Lord brought the Nora from his own heart.

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The Persian poet and Sufi theoretician for a dean utter

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certain century, he wrote, The Origin of the soul is absolute light, nothing else. That means it was the light of Muhammad

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and nothing else.

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The belief that the Prophet SAW Selim was eternal or without beginning gives him the divine characteristic of being every living which is Schick until he delights mousy fat.

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This forms a basic part of Christian belief regarding Jesus being God. They built it on a mythical figure in Jewish Scriptures in Genesis,

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this figure, carry the name and choose a deck

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and the New Testament Hebrews seven verse one, Paul of Tarsus, the creator of Christianity 10

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The figure of Melchizedek, king of Salem, from the Torah and gives both him and Jesus the divine attributes of being without beginning or

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it stated.

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For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him.

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And to him Abraham apportion a 10th of everything. He is the first by translation of his name, King of Righteousness, that is also a king of Salem, that is king of peace. He is without father or mother or genealogy, and has neither beginning of these nor ending of life, but resembling the Son of God, he continues to priest forever.

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And the Prophet SAW Sunday morning his following

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and the generations to come after them.

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That we will end up following those who came before us.

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And that is what has happened with Sufism and Shia Islam. Beside And hooray equal to the province of Solomon saying you will follow the path of those before you step by step and inch by inch. If they entered the hole of a lizard, you would follow. We asked the Companions asked all messenger of ALLAH, do you mean the Jews and the Christians? And he replied, who else?

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The difference between

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what happened to the Christians with the deification of Jesus?

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We're in a new religion was born.

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And that religion became the dominant religion of Europe and eventually the world.

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While in the case of Islam, semi deification of Prophet Muhammad Salah Salem remain the belief of heretical minorities. Why is that the case, because Christianity didn't have firm foundations. So new foundations could easily be made. While in the case of Islam, the foundations were solid and well preserved. So it could only be undermined by secret teachings and deviate splinter groups, but it wouldn't reach the masses. Consequently, the basic foundations of Islamic faith remained untouched over the past 1400 years, no matter where you go in the Muslim world, you know, prayer, fasting, Zeca, Hodge, etc.

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is one in the same.

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The third principle of Eben natal was to have hope, where there is a promise, divine name and nor contains the promise of guidance. When Allah calls himself the Light of the heavens and the earth, metaphorically speaking a lot focused on the light of guidance by repeating

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our or repeatedly referring to the Quran Prophet Muhammad SAW salaam, the Sharia knowledge all of them he referred to them as newer, light.

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Guidance his life can be seen in the verse 122 of Surah Al Anon.

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A woman can have Matan

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for da now, Pooja Allah Allah Who Run DMC beef and NAS, common masala hoof in Zulu Mati laser. Behati. Jimena

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is one who is dead.

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To whom I gave life

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and a light

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for him to walk among people. That's guidance, like one in darkness from which you will never emerge.

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Along the way, Lila denominates your original home Minato LaMattina know, Allah is a friend of the believers He extracts them from darkness into the light.

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So Baqarah verse 257. Likewise for us as humans to guide others to the light of faith is highly regarded by by law. And as such, it earns us unimaginable rewards. As an illustration of the magnitude. The Prophet SAW Salem was reported by sign live inside that same

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line. Yeah, the Allahu vicarage salon. Hey rune luck when I Akuna laka promo now

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for a lot to guide someone by your hand is better for

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Are you then having read camels?

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camels were considered the most valuable property in ancient Arabia. And the red variety was the most prized like

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a Mercedes Benz or

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Rolls Royce or something like that. That's the process and I'm here indicated that guiding others to the truth is worth more than our most prized possessions in this world.

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Furthermore, one who guides others to good will get a similar reward to whatever good they do the process Allah was quoted as saying Whoever calls to guidance will receive the same reward as the one who follows Him without any decrease in the reward of his follower. When die little ILAHA cannula woman and actually Miss Lou Riemann, who who? Lyon casue Danika, mean majorem chair.

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Consequently, people guided to righteousness earned throughout their lives, good deeds

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for those who guided them.

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Such an immeasurable, continuous reward is specifically granted to those involved in the Prophetic Mission of Dawa spreading the light.

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The fourth and last principle of living by Paul was to have fear where there is a warning

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alarm nor

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as I nor we send the name contains promise.

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So it should be

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one of hope. That's what we should get out of it. Not a warning, however,

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because of the fact that there's so much good coming from

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the promise of paradise.

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Then whatever blocks us from achieve that is also warned against.

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So Ally Nora has warned us against taking this believers as our close allies and friends, since they're likely to have a corruptive influence. Allah describes their effect as extracting their friends from the light of truth and guidance and pushing them into darkness

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will lead in a Cafaro Alia matar route you're going to do now home Mina naughty 11 kilobytes. The Guardians of those who disbelieve I like devils, who drag them out of the light and push them into the sky, all kinds of darkness to Al Baqarah verse 257.

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I've already recorded the browser Salama severely warning us about this phenomenon.

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He instructed us to be very careful about whom we choose to be our close friends as they are likely to influence us in our decisions and our orientations. The province as Alan said, Rasul Allah, Dini Khalili for Leon zoar Aha, to whom may you Khalid

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people follow the religion of their friends. So each of you should look closely at whom he or she befriends. And another Hadith Narrated by Abu Musa the bouncer salaam compared in a simile, the reality of good and bad friends to perfume merchants and the blacksmith.

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The example of a good companion who sits with you in comparison with a bad one. It's like that Elon Musk's seller, perfume seller, and the blacksmiths bellows or the furnace. From the perfume merchant, you would either buy some musk, or enjoyed good smell, while the bellows would either burn your body or your clothes, or you will get away with a nasty smell.

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Therefore, in order to protect our light, we should choose our friends very carefully.

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Furthermore, Allah cursed those who hid knowledge

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for seeking knowledge to be a general obligation as stated earlier.

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The knowledge has to be accessible. In order to facilitate the knowledge accessibility, Allah forbade the hiding of knowledge. Thus the Divine Name and nor the light contains a very strong counter warning against not sharing the light

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Allah warn those who did not fulfill their propagation or responsibility

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of his curse, and the curse of all these creatures. Indeed, those who hide the clear messages and guidance in Alladhina, extra Muna Mizel nominal by natural Hooda

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which I have revealed after I have made it clear for people in the Scripture, those are cursed by Allah and cursed by all who curse. So Al Baqarah verse 159, the Prophet SAW Salem further stressed the gravity of the sin of hiding knowledge saying, Man Katama ailment. My Enfagrow Allahu be Fiamma Enos,

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I'm reading a JAMA hula hoop yo milky Amati Billy German in an NA. Whoever hides knowledge by which a lot benefits people in their affairs of religion, Allah will bridle him on the day of resurrection with a bridle from the hellfire.

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Dr. Knowledge of Islam but not conveyed to others in that is indirectly hiding knowledge. Hiding knowledge may be a deliberate act, wherein a person has the intention to keep the knowledge away from people. However, it may also be a passive, unintentional act, whereby a person has knowledge but neglects to convey it, due to reasons of shyness or feelings of inferiority. An example of passive hiding of knowledge may be found in the case of many Muslims, who live study and work among non Muslims for many years without ever saying a single word to them about Islam, while chatting up with them about everything else under the sun. Our fear of Allah's displeasure should motivate us to

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share whatever knowledge of the light we have with others who need it. Such a commitment is a better worship, and is highly rewarded. Mandela prayed in Fela who Mr. RGD. Finally, whoever direct someone to good will gain the reward of the one who does it. However, just having the intention to share our knowledge with others will also earn us rewards, even if we don't get the opportunity to do so. So we should make that intention. Now performance SLM was quoted by bleiben Abbas and saying, Man Hammarby fascinating.

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When Hammurabi hasn't eaten, whoever intends to do something good, but doesn't do it, we'll have one complete good deed recorded for him.

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Calling on oil using the Divine Name and nor

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even the boss quoted the process, as making the drying night, saying, Oh Allah put light in my heart, and in my sight, and in my hearing, put light on my right side and on my left side, above me and below me in front of me and behind me, and grant me the fullness of your light.

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Oh Allah Yahner

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we believe that you are the light of the heavens in the earth, and all that is between them. So guidance in following your revelation, so that it can be a source of light for us in this life and the next and we can be a reflection of your light in order to guide others. Yeah, nor aid us in doing many good deeds. So our faces will be shining with your light in the hereafter. Yeah, Allah. Let the light show us.

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Or Allah, let your light show us the way when crossing the bridge over *. And grant us the pleasure of witnessing the glory of your light in the highest levels of paradise. Baraka Luffy calm, Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

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So with that we close our main section

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in the names of Allah.

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And we now return

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to our

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questions few questions will take

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our students

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before closing out the session altogether.

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The first of the questions

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is from Faisal Ali.

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Can I go with Gemma tabla for three days 40 days or four months?

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If you go with people have knowledge,

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it will be beneficial.

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Because you go with people who are ignorant,

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well, to get imagine the end result.

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In terms of

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the two books behind me, which Faisal Ali asked about

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the one on this side being the fundamentals of Tawheed.

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He was wondering about the other one, which is the exocyst tradition in Islam. Actually, it was my PhD thesis, which was turned into a book.

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Question number two

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I mean,

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how should I go about studying al Qaeda,

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not in an abstract way, but rather to connect to the law. Unfortunately, I feel my heart is dead.

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studying the names of Alon, knowing the significance

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of what is in these names is a good way.

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You know, you're studying it at the same time.

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And each of these names should resonate

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in our hearts,

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and give us motivation

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to act in accordance with these names.

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this is among the ways

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and basically, studying any aspect of the Dean was somebody of knowledge, who can

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bring out the

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practicality how to implement it in life, as opposed to just learning facts and figures and numbers and names.

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It will also help to revive your heart. So it's about finding

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the right teacher

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who can convey to you in a way which

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touches your heart and motivates you.

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That's what I would suggest otherwise, there are books which can may be read and reflected on their

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recordings of lectures of many

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knowledgeable individuals, are they available on the internet, youtube, etc.

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These things weren't available before. There's a huge body of information we are in times which we should be very thankful to Allah for. Is made knowledge easy

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at our fingertips.

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With that Sharla we are closing our session barkatullah FICO

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Subhanak along with humbucker the shadow

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and the staff Heruka on to Willeke

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