Tafseer – Surah Al-Kahf 20

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hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah operates due to a long meal as Peace and blessings beyond the last messenger of Allah.

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In our previous session,

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we begin

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to look at the fifth verse

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where our topic had changed.

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It had changed from the

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discussion of things to come,

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the consequence for evil.

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And we mentioned there that inverse 50

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a law then switches the topic to the distant past,

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looking at again, the forces of good and evil and how they interplay

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in the beginning of humankind, with Adam, the first man and the first prophet of Allah.

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And we began

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with Fernando mala, Julie Adam fscj do Illa a valise qlm in Elgin

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for fossa and embryo Robbie, of at that Luna who was reata who Alia I mean dooney for whom la cama do this live volley Mina but Allah

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when I told the angels Prostrate to Adam, they all frustrated except he believes he was one of the jinns and he disobeyed the command of his Lord, would you then take him and his offspring as allies rather than me? Though they are your enemies, what an evil exchange for those wrongdoers.

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And in the previous session, we looked at the components of the first part of the verse. When I told the angels Prostrate to Adam, they all frustrated except a blease. He was one of the jinn.

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And he disobeyed the command of his Lord. So we looked at angels from an Islamic perspective. And we looked at Adam who he was what he represented.

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And we also looked at the beliefs, his origin

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and we looked at the jinn, we began to look at the jinn, their qualities, and we spoke about the fact that their relationship with us as human beings, is such that

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Allah subhanaw taala, dedicated in the Quran,

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a chapter Surah algin to them.

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Furthermore, there are verses from the beginning of the Quran till the end, discussing various issues concerning the jinn and humankind. Besides the fact that they represent

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another world who have among them believers and disbelievers like us, they are the only other parallel world similar to us, of beings that have choices. We have the angels we spoke about who have no choices, but the jinn have choices. And the Quran

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was recited to them problems or Salam was sent not only to humankind, but also to the jinn.

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So to that degree, there are verses relevant to them throughout the Quran, addressing them, addressing their issues, and the prophet SAW solemn.

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He elaborated on what has come in the Koran,

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wherever there are issues wherever there were issues, which concern human beings in their relationship with this other world where the worlds collide, and there is danger and important information which human beings needed to know about.

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The first area that we looked at in depth was that the fortune telling with regards to the world of the jinn

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and

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We talked about

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the source of information, that is accurate information, which fortune tellers may convey that this information was stolen information by some of the gyms that are able to go up to the beginning of the lowest heavens, to listen in on some of what is discussed amongst the angels,

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as they prepare to obey or fulfill certain of our last commands in the creation. So when that information they pass it back down to those who they have made contact with, from among humans, this is what we spoke about in the previous session.

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Oh, we hadn't reached it that we were about to reach it. Okay. Okay, I'm a bit ahead of myself here. All right, I guess in the second the previous session, then basically, we just ended up with the general understanding of the gin the world of the gin, and we were to begin to look at their

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interaction with our world. So, anyway, I guess I gave you a head start on it here. Now,

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the area of fortune telling

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being an area where human beings have a desire to want to know the future, everybody

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is curious, everybody would like to have this information, because it makes life a lot simpler, you know, and you can prepare yourself for it much more easily. So, the idea of knowledge of the future is something which has always been offered by a variety of different sources, in in pre Islamic times, or throughout the world, you know, whether within the confines of religion, within

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some religions are built around

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information from fortune telling, you know, the Jewish religion, some elements of it the Kabbalah and that which is concerned with that

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and other religions,

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whether it is in Hinduism, for example, a lot of fortune telling is involved, you know, astrology is a key element for virtually any decision making and astrology is a form of fortune telling, it's just using star formations and informations about people's birth etc, you know, whereas, others may use crystal balls or they may read tea leaves or the lines on your hand or you know, people find a variety of different phenomena from nature to use it as a basis for these kinds of interpretations.

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A lot of it, of course, is nonsense, you know, playing on people's gullibility

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a person who has a basic understanding of human life, you know, can make statements which are so general, most people are going to fall under the heading of these statements. You know, this line on your hand says you're going to travel Well, yes, most of us travel, you know, this

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grain from of coffee left in the bottom of your, your coffee cup, it says that you're going to have children, but he has both of us ended up having children, you know.

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And so, they will use generalities which most of us tend to experience in our lives, you know, some failures, some successes, travel, children, death, you know, these kinds of things, which are common to most people lives, people's lives. So they exploit that but then there is an element among those involved in fortune telling, who are actually in contact with the world of the jinn.

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And those that are involved in such

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contact. They are the ones now that are able to give accurate information limited

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But accurate, they may give you one piece of information, but it will be highly accurate. Like Jean Dixon, for example, in America, she was a very famous fortune teller she became she shot to fame, when she predicted the death of JFK, Kennedy, she predicted virtually the day he was gonna die, how he was going to die, I mean, information, which was so accurate, she became the number one fortune teller in America, you know, consulted by presidents after him, you know,

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on a regular basis, right. So, if it if it were not for those types of accuracies happening for some of these fortune tellers, eventually people would get tired of it right in because, as you said, it's so general in most cases, that there wouldn't be enough incentive to cause people to keep coming back and paying money for these kinds of things to these people. So, there had there has to be some element of reality to it. And that element is, as I explained,

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as mentioned in the Quran. And as the prophet SAW, Selim had clarified that

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information, when a lot gives instructions to the angels in the heavens, that instruction is passed down from the higher heavens to the lower heavens, and in the lowest of the heavens, the angels receive that information. And from there, they go into the world to the universe and do a laws bidding as he has instructed them. Now, in the course of them doing that, they do discuss some amongst themselves, some of what they're going to do and this type and the other where some of the jinn. And we described the fact that some the jinn come in different forms, among them is an aerial form a form which is able to move through space etc. This form is the one which will go up to the

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lower heavens, and are able to overhear some of this information.

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Many of them are driven away or killed by way of meteors, and comets, etc. which catch them at different points in their

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return. Or when they're coming back with information, you know, the comets being in the lower reaches of the

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subspace closest to us into our own atmosphere, etc. And the all we say those are the meters and then the comments are higher up and other bodies that pass through the heavens anyway.

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Many of them are killed or driven away or unable to get the information back. But those that do manage to bring it back as Rob said, seldom said, they mix with it 100 lies

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then it will be said

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as process Allah mentioned here in a hadith found inside Buhari,

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he told us one day such and such,

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and will be believed because of the one word which he heard from the heavens.

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The fortune teller tells the individual a variety of things 100 things. Among those 100 things one is accurate.

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The other 99 guesswork.

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The nature of human beings, is that when we leave the fortune teller, the information is given us sinks into our

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into the lower reaches of our brain, we don't keep it in the forefront. But when an incident occurs,

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which was what they predicted then it is reinforced at that point. So that memory now comes back to the forefront. You remember, wow, the fortune teller told me that you forget the 99 other things that he told you, which didn't happen, but just that one which happened now is imprinted on your mind, you know as if this person is infallible, and of course you run and you tell everybody else. Remember I told you so and so.

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So this is where their popularity comes from.

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And

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the belief in them, I mean, believe that they have a reality to them. Of course this is part of our Islamic belief. Do we actually

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Except that there is an element of reality to them,

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but belief in them meaning that we go and seek them out and seek out their information. This practice, of course, is not acceptable. islamically It's not permissible for us to seek out this information, even from a perspective of curiosity, because Prophet Muhammad SAW Solomon said, Men at our roughen for salah and che, lamb Taco Bell, Salatu,

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salam, ala, Urbina, Laila, the Salah of whoever approaches the fortune teller and asked him about anything will not be accepted for 40 days and nights.

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For 40 days and nights. This is not talking about a person who necessarily believes adjust, says asks him, Curiosity has given you you open up the weekend magazine, and you go to the page of the horoscopes curiosity, you want to find out what is it safe for the cancer or the verges or the Virgo or whatever other signs there? Are there you that's what you are you just what does it say?

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I don't really believe it, but I just want to see what it says. You're asking the fortune teller. That's just the modern way. You don't have to go looking for them, they come to you, in the comfort of your home in your newspaper. Okay. So a person who out of curiosity goes and investigates this, he asked the fortune teller or she reads the newspaper gets that information. So a lie is not accepted for 40 days and nights very serious consequence. I mean, this is indicating that you know, Islam position relative to it is very, you know, very strong, it takes a very strong such a severe punishment for such an apparently simple act.

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The point is that

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the person who falls into that, though their prayer is not accepted for 14 days and nights meaning the reward for their prayer is not accepted. It doesn't mean they're now excused. So if you looked at the newspaper today is Oh, no prayers for the next 40 days. No point in praying, no, no, these prayers are still are an obligation on you don't use this as an excuse that you don't have to pray anymore for the next 40 days. You're still obliged to pray because when we pray, one we remove from ourselves the obligation of prayer, and to earn for ourselves the reward. So what happens is the reward for 40 days and nights is lost, but the obligation remains. So if you abandon prayer for the

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next 40 days, you've added on yourself additional sin.

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But for the person who goes out of belief problems or sentiment said man, attacker, Hanan are often for sadaqa, who be my whole focus Kaffir Bhima Allah Allah Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, whoever approaches a fortune teller, and believes what he says, has this believed in what was revealed to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So this is an act of disbelief, very serious,

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very grave enough to cancel a person's faith. So it is something that we have to be very careful about and to avoid it in all of its forms. As we said, whether it's in the newspaper, you know, whether it is after we had a meal at Chinese restaurant, and they're offering your fortune cookies, stop for a minute, hey, is not the game. Yes, it's people are taking it as a game, but this is a fortune teller is now offering you a fortune cookie go see what your fortune is, you know, and they even have computer games and programs you know, where, you know, they asked you to load in information about the date of birth and some information like this, and then they will tell you, you

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know, the optimum days for certain activities, they had a program called biorhythms. It's still in circulation, you know, they give it different names and of course, because it appears as a computer program, you know, they have graphs and the graphs are quick you know, crossing and then you can read out you get a reading from it, it appears to be tracking something which you know, biorhythms you know, we are biological beings and our bodies are made up of rhythmic cycles and things like this. So it has a kind of a

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true sound to itself.

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Scientific biorhythms you know, but it's nonsense. And how are you going to determine from a person's birthdate, you know, the rhythms of the biological rhythms of their systems? No, it's nonsense. So, be very careful for in all of these various forms of a fortune telling I included in this also is what they call geomancy

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which is

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you I think you call it from the Indian subcontinent as was to I think

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Vastu or something where you are shifting and moving things around in a room and believing that you move it this way or that way it's going to bring good good luck for you. This is a form of fortune telling that fortune teller is telling you that if you set up your table this way, this is going to happen in your future.

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entrances to houses and and they call it

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feng shui in China. You know, it's there's a whole big

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practice there. People pay a lot of money Donald Trump for example, whenever he builds a new casino, you know, and big highrises you know in in America, he flies over a feng shui expert from China. So it's to sit with his architects and to tell them you know, where they have to turn the buildings which way should the windows face and you know all this kind of information, this is a so it is it is an ongoing thing in our societies.

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The other area in which the jinn affect our world in a major way

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oh I should say before that

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why the punishment was so severe we said you know why is this such a great

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punishment on it, when it is such a simple thing?

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What anybody has an idea on that?

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Because this is entering into the area of the label, right about which Allah says in the law in the who and masa, where universal life we are Allah mama fill our ham humatrope enough soon matek Cebu harden and very early knowledge of the hours with a law alone It is used hands down the rain and knowledge and the contents of the womb he knows what one earns tomorrow, nobody knows sorry, you know,

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enough soon.

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Mather taxable garden that no soul knows what it will earn tomorrow. So what this person is claiming is that he has knowledge of what you will earn tomorrow. So this is the seriousness of it that is entering into the realm of a life is claiming knowledge which belongs only to Allah.

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The other area is that of magic.

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Where magic has affected human societies various elements of human societies throughout history that we know of, I mean, if we go back to the time of Pharaoh, this was what the most respected elements of the society after Pharaoh were the magician's.

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Pharaoh had elevated them. And this is why Prophet Musa came

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with a challenge to their status and their knowledge. Right. And magic. It is found in all societies, again, like fortune telling you have a lot of quackery, fakery, people are using tricks, slay of hand You know, they're you learn how to move your hand quickly. You've got things up your sleeve, and, you know, pulling rabbits out of hats and, you know, these things where people are using, you know, trapdoors and false bottoms to things, you know, of course, is a this element of trickery, which is going on, and it's entertainment for people, I mean, unfortunately, become entertainment for people. And I mean, the whole society is built on this entertainment. But from the

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Islamic perspective, no, it is not a form of entertainment,

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you know, to something which Islamic law is fundamentally opposed to

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it,

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where it is real.

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And there is an element of it, which is not tricks that we can see. But tricks which involve because it's all tricks in the end with tricks which involve the world of the gin. The gin who are unseen to us can provide information

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To those magicians, or can do things, where we may see something, a glass of water rise up from the table.

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convenience, a glass of water rises up from the table. And

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we wonder how did that take place? You know, there are no strings, no nothing.

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Well, okay, somebody was working with the agency of the gym, the gym can raise that glass, you can't see the gym. But what you see is a glass raising itself, right? So

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we know that there are people who are recorded to have walked on water means is attributed to Prophet Isa, as one of his miracles not mentioned in the Quran, Allah knows best whether it actually took place or not, but to be accepted as a possible miracle. But this is also in among the areas that those involved in with the jinn can do also do things similar. So

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this practice of magic, of course,

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in our times, amongst the Jews, they attributed this back to Prophet Solomon. This is why in Surah Al Baqarah, Allah clarifies for us that this is a falsehood, this attributing of merit of magic to Solomon is false. That in fact, this was taught by two angels, haruta and marut. You know, and this has nothing to do with Prophet Solomon at all, because the teaching and belief in magic is itself in a coup for an act of disbelief.

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And this is why you find also in the Torah itself, that

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it is completely forbidden. We find, for example, in Deuteronomy, of the Old Testament, when one of one of one of you comes into the land which your LORD, the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of these nations. They should not be found among you, anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination, that's fortune telling. a soothsayer is just another form of fortune telling, same thing and auger and the sorcerer, this is the magic, or a charmer or medium or a wizard or a necromancer. For whoever does these things, is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominable practices, the Lord

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your God has driven them out before you. So it was something considered to be major evil people executed for it in the past. And in Islamic

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tradition, there is evidence for that execution. Some of the companions had narrated

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gender, carpet said had the subhead door button be safe, that the prescribed punishment for the magician is that he be executed by the sword. And this principle was followed by the righteous caliphs or might have no hottub You know, he had instructed the troops going into Persian that any magicians they found they should be executed. And that, so, the Islamic position against the practice of magic of course, is you can see very strong why because of the fact that it is the common way used to deceive people and to draw them into false worship. If we look at the people who are involved in

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various forms of false worship like Sai Baba, you know, who has over 8 million followers there in India, you know, he performs magical tricks as a means of convincing his followers that he is in fact God incarnate. And all most of the people who you find making these kind of claims they will have these types of tricks, you know, whether it involves, you know, people who appear to be sick and then they become well or a variety of different tricks which are used, some of them where people are unsuspecting, not realizing it, but it has to do with the jinn where the gym can affect us physically. And when one engages in shirk, then the gym leaves us and then we have the impression

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that you have been cured or

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so,

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even Prophet Mohammed Salah sanlam you know, I should mention, was himself affected in Obi magic at a point in his own life.

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And the revelation of the two sutras surah Falak, anass were revealed as a means of breaking that the spell, you know and prophesied Sallam

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utilized it.

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We do have some among Muslims in modern times who have, you know, denied the Boston Salam was affected by magic but the evidence is from the authentic hadith of Bukhari Muslim etc, I sufficient for us as evidence and it didn't affect the performance or salams

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revelation, but it affected him on a physical plane. So, it means that it is something which may affect anybody. And the prophet SAW Selim did give a variety of different remedies, whether it is the ajwa dates or different you as he gave,

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and other treatments for magic and things connected to it.

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The third major area

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is that of demonic possession.

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Meaning that the jinn affect our world by possessing objects, places and people.

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And in that possession, they are able, with the help of partners from among humans, to draw

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human beings into false worship, into worship of different elements of idolatry, or to turn to those involved in idolatry, you know, where this is affirmed in their presence. So,

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you find in many of the religions, this element of possession and

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people being treated for it, which we call exorcism, you know, quite popular,

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I'm sure wherever whatever part of the world you come from, you know, you this is going on, you hear about it, people do suffer, and people are being treated, whether by Hindus, Buddhists, by Christians, by Muslims, some who call themselves Muslims, and some more

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actually Muslims practicing it, etc. I mean, this exists in this in the world around us is something found so frequent and in in, in so many places that one has to recognize that it has a reality to it. I mean, there's a certain element of it, which is psychological people feel this way. And some people go overboard with it, you know, your child becomes unruly, disrespectful, you know, not obeying. So, your next

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conclusion is they must be possessed by a jinn, you know, and unfortunately, we had Muslims in the UK, for example, who turned on one very famous case, which they, you know, was on national television in the EU, and the UK, like they call it the gin murders, a big

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program, which came on of cases in the UK, where young Muslim kids were beaten to death by peers who were supposed to be exercising them, you know, and they one special one particular case in Manchester, you know, a young girl, she was about 13 years old, or 12 years old. And I mean, they beat her with walking sticks with ashtrays, they had broken her sternum. She had about eight or 10 ribs which were broken. They had starved her and fed her, you know, red pepper, and, you know, she died. In the end of it all. They were jumping up and down on top of her, you know, kicking or beating or no, this was supposed to have been an exorcism. She died in the end.

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Of course, it's an extreme case, but it is happening. It happened there. It has happened in Egypt. It's happened in other parts of the world, people have been in a supposedly being treated for possession. I've been beaten to death. You know, in the past, I'll send them said, I'll Muslim men sendemail Muslim una melissani wadey. The Muslim the true Muslim, is one from whom other Muslims are safe from his hand.

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And it's down. So the Muslim is not saying you're killing people, I mean people saying they're beating people to cure them. But you know, person has been

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experiencing these things after they've been treated, they come out you know, black and blue bruised and you know, suffering, you say what kind of treatment is this? You know, this is not from the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad wa salam.

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Anyway, the point is, though, that

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the possession may be partial, it may be complete,

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partial in that people are functioning Okay, period of periods of time than other periods of time, they seem to speak strangely to act strangely, these kinds of things. For some people, it just seems that they've changed completely, they don't they have there is no their original Personality is gone, you know,

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medical, the medical profession have called it split personalities, and, you know, have given it a variety of different names. And most of the treatments are drug treatments, which just, you know, basically put the person into a stupor, you know, various drugs, which just make them, you know, they have no control over themselves anymore, they're just, they just lost, they become like virtual vegetables, you know, they don't really have any cures for it.

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But reality is that people with these symptoms are being treated in different parts of the world and cures are affected. Now, the big question which arises is, when a Christian cures somebody, they do it in the name of Jesus Christ, or Hindu does it in the name of Shiva, or Vishnu, and these people are cured, you know, and then you find Muslims running to these people to get treated also, you know, I mean, how do we as Muslims explain this, Muslims do exorcism, some do it in the name of Mohamed Salah, and people are cured also, you know, on some do it in the name of a law. So, I mean, this is what led some people to say it's all psychological.

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It's just psychological. Because if a Hindu says in the name of Vishnu, or Christian says, the name of Jesus Christ, I'm Muslim says in the name of Mohammed, Salah Salaam Salaam,

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and another Muslim says in the name of a law, and the same effect happens, people who are possessed in similar ways are cured in all of these cases, then,

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as some people concluded, it must be psychological. If you believe, then you can be cured if you don't believe that no matter what anybody says, it's not gonna do anything for you.

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Now, this was the conclusion of some.

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But the correct understanding is that yes, when it is done in the name of Allah subhanaw taala, that this, in fact, in fact, is a cure, a person is cured.

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The evil possessing spirit will leave that individual because it is driven out.

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Whereas in the other cases, the possessing spirit leaves of its own volition of its own choice, because its intent has been fulfilled.

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When the Christian says in the name of Jesus Christ, and the spirit leaves, then for Christians who are present, they are certain that Jesus Christ then is God as they believe whatever. And, you know, this works, so therefore, it must be true. In fact, Jimmy Swaggart, in his discussion with

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Ahmed deedat, had mentioned this, you know, that I've seen exorcism in Africa and you know, in the name of Mohammed, which he didn't work, but in the name of Jesus worked, you know, these kinds of things.

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And similarly, with the Hindus, and similarly, those who are involved in shirak, where they actually are calling on Mohammed Salah,

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that cure is may be affected in that the jinn will live to confirm the shirk, which has been done in its presence.

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So,

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this is a an element of

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our lives.

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The world of the jinn, in collision with our world, which human beings should be aware of, which is why we have information in the Quran, and so much information in the Sunnah and cases

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Where the prophet SAW Salaam actually treated people, as one I will just narrate to you

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which was narrated by your lab in Morocco. He said once I went traveling with the prophet SAW his alum, we came across a woman sitting with her child in the road. She said, O Messenger of Allah, this boy has been afflicted, and has cause this many trials.

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I don't know how many times per day he is seized by spells he has, you know, this is convulsions, where he falls down these kind of things, right? The prophet SAW Selim said, Give him to me. So he raised him up, she raised him up and the problems are solved and put him in front of him in the middle of his saddle. He opened the boy's mouth, blew in it thrice, and said, Bismillah, I am a slave of a law. So get away or enemy of a law

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Bismillah and Abdu law,

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I do a law.

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And after doing that,

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he returned the boy to the woman.

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And he told her to meet him in the same location on his way back.

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So when they returned, they found her there waiting.

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And he asked her about the case of the boy, she had with him three sheep.

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When she said by the one was sent you with the truth, we have noticed nothing wrong with him since then. So I've brought you these sheep. The prophets are seldom said to me, this mountain, take one and return the rest to her.

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So, I mean, this is, among the occasions recorded in authentically in the Sunnah where the prophets, I seldom treated people who are possessed, you know, people who say that No, there isn't possession. And we do have some Muslims who would, as they deny magic, they also deny the issues of possession.

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The issue is here, who was the prophet SAW Selim speaking to, you know, if that boy was not possessed, if there was nothing in that child who he was telling to leave, then it meant that he was talking to himself, he was involved in a birth or useless actions. And it's also recorded in the gospels that Jesus did the same people brought to him or possessed and he drove out these demons. So this information is given to us because of the fact that our world is in contact with this world. And they do influence us in a variety of different ways.

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We have incidences happening around the world, and it may happen in our own communities. And we may wonder how and why.

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There was a case in Sri Lanka, for example, some years ago, a little boy by the name of his son,

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he was about three years old, he got ill, in the hospital came out of the hospital, we went home with his parents, his parents are Muslims. Suddenly, the boy started to speak before that he didn't use to speak. And then he started to speak,

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in the Tamil language, right, which wasn't the language of the family. I mean, they knew they spoke Sinhalese, but

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he was speaking in Tamil, and he was saying some things they couldn't make out. And the neighbor told him that he was actually reciting some prayers, which are normally said at the temples to there. And he was telling them that he wanted to take him there them to take him to the temple. And when they would call him by his name, he would say, this wasn't his name. He gave his name as another name. And they took him back to the doctor. And you know, the doctor talked to him, and, you know, got information and described that he had lived in another part

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of Sir Lanka, and his name was Gopalan. And he, this was his family, and he was living in this house and stuff. And they went there. And if in fact, there was a boy who had died in a car accident,

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right? And here was this little boy, you know, speaking these things, and the boy was a Hindu. And it became, you know, a very celebrated case of reincarnation, you know, and even the president at the time it was Premadasa at the time, you know, he even appeared in the newspaper, you know, and talked about how you know, this was a sign for

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The people of Sri Lanka, you know, we're all one, you know, we shouldn't be fighting with each other, you see how so this, you know, and for the family, of course, people started to make pilgrimage from southern India, you know, from Tamilnadu, they came there, you know, bringing gifts, send things to the family, and they were asking the boy and the boy was doing fortune telling, telling them about things in their future. And it became a big, big, big issue. Eventually, one of the brothers, their active Muslim brothers who had was aware of, of something of this nature, I had written about it in a book I wrote called the fundamentals of tawheed, you know, explaining cases of

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we called reincarnation amongst children, you know, how to explain that, when I explained that it could be from possession, gin possession, where the child says things, you know, that it says what is in its mind, right, and that information is being put in from gin sources, etc. Anyway,

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that brother, he got one of the local mowlana has brought him down to go and see the child. And eventually, they managed to see the child was not easy, but eventually managed to see and the mowlana recited for the child, and it ended, just like that.

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The child stayed change, forgot, he didn't realize what he was doing here. And you know, and it just the whole thing just lifted, went, you know, so, it was, I mean, it was a These are a person who does not understand what is going on, you know, would accept these explanations, which were given this and many Muslims, because not only were the Hindus coming and giving an asking for information, when Muslims were lining up to coming to the kid, you know, asking for information about the future and these kinds of things. So, this can be fitna you know, for Muslims in, in different parts of the world. So by having knowledge of this world, and how it can affect us, etc, you know, then we are

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able to protect our faith, this is the whole, you know, idea behind it, and

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the world of the jinn. If we also consider a more recent phenomena,

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which is that of the

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flying saucers, you know, which is also now popular, and they've made so many movies about, you know, space people, and, you know, the West and Western society is given a lot of credence to this life, in extraterrestrial intelligence, you know, huge billions of dollars are spent searching to make contact out in space. In US, in the western days, there is an island, one of the islands connected in Puerto Rico, their mega made a huge, you know, radio telescope, which is going across the valley, huge one. And they've set it up there, it's been up there for the last 15 years, you know, listening into space, you know, people sitting there 24 hours listening for the last 15 years

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waiting for somebody to say hello.

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From a building billions of dollars spent. I mean, after they did it for about 12 years, and they didn't hear anybody, they made a movie called contact, I think, or something like this, which was about such a station, which finally heard something, right.

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So, I mean, but this obsession is there, and it remains, you know, and, and it is a part of the consequence of denying God, once you deny God and deny creation, looking at this world as being an accident,

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then it makes our lives very lonely lives. If there are no other people like us in the rest of the universe, if this was an accident, then it should have occurred many times over in the billions and billions of stars that are out there. And surely, some of the times must have been way before our time. And those people must be very advanced. Maybe they've learned space travel by now. So yeah, maybe they've come to the earth and yes, then people start seeing, you know, because once you make these suggestions, then yes, you know, people start seeing all kinds of things. So you have all kinds of societies now that, you know, caught up in, you know, UFO UFOs and following a UFOs. And I

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hear this is a big craze in China now, you know, anyway, the point is that for the jinn, and many of these records of UFO sightings and that have been explained away weather balloons, ball lightning, a variety of different things have occurred, but there is an element among them

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around the world, where there aren't any extra

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Nations

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a small element

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and there will be cases where people you know, who are not people looking for fame and etc but common people you know more than one person seeing something, the reality as we said before the jinn, as they can take human form, they could take a form, you know, like, for you The, the extraterrestrial must have a big green head and one eye in the middle of his head, whatever, okay, they can come looking like that for you, you know. So, these kinds of things can occur from that world to help reinforce atheism, in a society in which it is spreading.

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So,

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our knowledge of that world is important that said, to protect ourselves from the supernatural, the supernatural occurrences which may happen in our lives, which would be attributed to sources, which we have no explanations for, and perhaps who might be convinced by these sources and end up in some aspects of shirk.

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So, after a last month, Allah

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has

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addressed the issue of prostration

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to Adam,

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and pointed out that

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a police had refused to prostrate because of the fact that he was from the jinn.

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He then goes on to remind us, as he has told us elsewhere in the Quran, that shaytan is an enemy, as he warned Adam

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shaytan is an enemy and that's how we have to take him in Surah. Yaseen, for example.

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Allah says there did not command you, or children of Adam, that you should not worship Satan. Indeed, he is a plain enemy to you,

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and that you should worship me, that is the straight path. So, after all of these warnings, Allah then goes on to say in the fifth verse of Luna, who was a realtor who earlier I mean, dooney

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wahome, la cama do,

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will you then take him and his offspring as allies rather than me, though they are your enemies?

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By taking

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the satanic forces as allies, we end up in fact, worshipping Satan is an element of worship following, you know, because the law speaks about taking our own desires as our gods, right, worshiping our own designs by following it, whatever design tells us to do we do it, then the design becomes a god for us, and we become worshipers of that desire. So

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where are the satanic forces in our world, we have where we've taken them as our allies, whether they are from the supernatural world or from the natural world, human beings shall tea in amongst the human beings, devils among human beings, if we've taken them as allies, then we have ended up in worshipping them. And that is so tragic. Considering that a last month Allah has told us they were our enemies.

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Allah here mentions was reata. Who his offspring. And of course, we spoke about this earlier, that this, we take it as a law says that Satan is Satan and his offspring that he had offspring, among the jinn that they have offspring, how that takes place, whether they have wives or not, whether Satan had a wife like Eve as Adam and Eve. We don't need to get into that enough that the law says they have offspring.

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Bit salad volume in a better law, what an evil exchange for those wrongdoers. I mean that taking the shelter in the enemies of Allah as our allies in doing so we're exchanging what is better for what is evil.

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We should have been taking

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Allah and the believers as our helpers and as an allies, and so naturally to take our enemies as our own allies. This is this is a great error.

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Allah then goes on in verse 51, to complete the thought,

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Mashhad to whom Hello Casa mawashi will Allah wa hulka and fusi him, Omar Khan to Takeda Molina Duda. I did not make them witness

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the creation of the heavens and the earth, nor even their own creation. nor would I take those who lead people astray as helpers. So Allah is just further emphasizing the issue of taking the satanic forces as our allies, that they are not in a position to, to help us in any way, if they were not able to witness the creation of the heavens and the earth, they have no knowledge of it, no, no power over it. So it is illogical to take them as allies to depend on them. And this is the same as the law challenging

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people who have taken others besides him, you know, who have not created anything, saying a familiar look, common law. Look, a fella to the karoun is He who creates as one who does not create, who do not then reflect

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No, because this idea of witnessing the creation of the heavens and the earth, if they didn't even witness it, then they are not in a position with regards to

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creation control of the universe to be able to do anything for us. So this is part of the logical arguments a law cause causes us to reflect on will our halka and fusi him nor even their own creation,

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they did not see their own creation, they did not see the creation of others around them. So

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in our world, in our times, we have

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explanations as to what happened in the universe. You know, the Big Bang, what took take what took place, what is taking place, you know, knowledge. At the time when people have no knowledge, it's all guesswork. I mean, there may be some signs that we can say, indicate this or indicate that. But when we listen to these people speak, they speak about the creation, or the formation of our universe, as if they were there, knowing what went on, etc, etc. And so we have to be very, very, very careful about such statements, whether to to repeat them ourselves, or whether to even believe in what they're saying.

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And a lot goes on to say well, my maternal mother, Lena Buddha, nor would I take those who lead people astray, as helpers, mean, the law would not take them as supporters and helpers for his religion, because there are straight themselves. So how could they be?

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supporters for the religion, no matter what cloak they may come in, no matter what cover they may use to justify what they're doing. Know that those who are misguided will never be helpers have a last one to Allah.

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And actually, that ends the 51st verse.

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Do you have any questions anybody would like to raise concerning verses 50 and 51?

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Okay, our brothers question or reminder was concerning. The jinn assigned to each and every individual

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known as the Corinne problems as salam had mentioned that each person is assigned one from among the evil of the jinn, Corinne who was with him or her from the time they're born till the time they die.

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And they asked him or message of a lie even yourself, he said, Yes, but a law has helped me to overcome him. So he only commands me to do good. So the norm for people is that this evil Jin provides the evil whispering evil suggestions is one of the sources of evil, which come to us. We said that there was an angel that also encourages us to do good. So this is the struggle

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Each soul faces and a law is made aware of

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the righteousness and evil and we this is part of the test of this life. So, that is the negative source which comes at us, this may also be the source for people who are involved in what they call mediumship, where you go to somebody, and they supposedly channel

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the spirit of your dead father or your grandfather, right and then this person speaks

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either in the voice of that

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person, or they speak about things which only you and that person knew.

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Right, that person is dead. So,

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it has been suggested that this could be from the Korean because the Korean doesn't die when you die. So that Korean remains in the world among the world of the jinn that those involved in this type of mediumship may by putting themselves in trances whatever opens themselves up for that type of possession. And that Jin, who was with your grandfather or whatever, now speaks to that person.

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Okay, brothers question concerning the role of logic in Islam Islamic teachings understanding, considering a hadith of al Qaeda narrated by Ali from the province of Salaam, in which he said,

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if the religion

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were based purely on logic,

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then

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the top, the bottom of the Sachs has more right to be wiped than the top.

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But I saw the Messenger of Allah wipe the top and not the bottom

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right?

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logic tells us

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that you walk around with your socks on the part two, the sock, which gets dirty, is the bottom of the sock. So if you're making will do and you're going to wipe the sock wipe the dirt off the bottom, that makes more sense, right. But the prophet SAW Selim will wipe the top and not the bottom.

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Okay. So, he brought that, to clarify for us that it is not absolutely we cannot use logic to to explain each and every single thing. But it is that it is not purely based on logic, meaning that everything

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should have a logical explanation.

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That's the point. The reality is that much of the religion, the vast majority of it, that we have to deal with has logical explanations the prophet SAW Selim gave them he explained why we do this or why we do that. So we can't say that since about us and them said that we shouldn't

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I mean, Allah mentioned this, as you know, from the prophets practice, or SLM, that we shouldn't explain things logical, you know, this doesn't there's no contradiction here. The contradiction comes where a person tries to explain everything with logic. This is where the point comes, not recognizing or accepting that there are limits to logic.

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There are limits to logic.

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Okay, brothers question

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that it has been said that the gene only attacks people whose mind is low.

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Well,

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I would not subscribe to that.

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That this is

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only whom they attack frequently, it may be among them

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because, you know, their false beliefs become reinforced. It's easier to do it among them. But it also affects people who were woozy man, maybe finance Professor Sam could be affected by magic and elements of magic have something to do with the gin. You know, then you know anybody it can help

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to anybody,

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but it does tend to be more frequent amongst those who have deviated those whose faith is weak in these kinds of things. Yeah.

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But not one should not have this false idea that if my faith is strong, nothing can affect me know, can affect you as a test from Allah, Allah.

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Okay, but is asking concerning the revelation of fala Falak surah Allah consumer NASS, what the processor did with it, he told Ali, to get the charm, which, the which on which the magical rites were done, which affected the asylum from a particular well, which was in Medina. And he was to undo the charm, you know, had some here of the prophets of Salaam which had been tied in knots and things as he was on doing it. The bandsaw Sallam told him to recite the surah. So he would recite verses of the surah as he did it. And when he completed the recitation and the undoing of the charm is mentioned in the process, Alan got up as if he had been shackled, you know, like a person breaking

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free of the shackles, you know.

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But most in most cases, brothers question concerning possession is it only by evil jinn, in most cases, that's what happens because they are forbidden to enter into our world and to affect us. But in some cases, it may involve Jen who are not in and of themselves evil, but as was explained by some scholars, that this is due to the fact that the jinn you know, I tend to be more rash in their actions, that they

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don't have necessarily the the patience are the reasoning powers of human beings is less, you know, and so, they may react to something a human being may have done to harm them as a response to that they affect somebody, but if they are called upon requirements recited, etc, and if they do communicate, they're told to leave, they will leave, you know, and they tend to leave much more easily. It's much more easy to deal with this where it is where it's involved in the evil disbelieving gym then it becomes more difficult to treat people who are affected as such.

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The authentic Rokia There are a variety of them which the prophet SAW some you know thought among them

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how to be

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allow me to become increasingly

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shaytaan in NA have slipped my mind okay. Anyway, there's

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my book, The Exorcist tradition in Islam,

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which it has I've listed in there, a variety of them, among them even the eyes of for illnesses as they will bat so I've been as he enters Shafi, she found like other Sakuma, you know and those that are similar, but there's some in which he does mention specifically men Cooley I in in llama

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and it's such a you know, where he specifies for the evil eye, or for Magic or things related to it.

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A dead gin

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Okay, brothers question concerning the Hindu belief and thoughts amongst Christians that if a person dies, a tragic death or through suicide, that their soul continues to roam around and can affect people, families in this kind of thing. This is false. When a person dies, the soul cannot affect this world anymore. You're cut off, you're in the desert. So whatever is affecting it is from the world of the jinn.

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The Djinn but it doesn't necessarily have to wait until somebody dies a tragic death. It can affect us.

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That could happen it happened to a child, as we said, Where is the issue of belief and disbelief in the case of the child here

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Okay, brothers mentioning Hadith where the prompts on seller mentioned about 70,000 people would enter Paradise without reckoning. And he mentioned there that one of the characteristics was that they didn't

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make Rokia. Well, actually, the text of the Hadith

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is that they don't request Rokia.

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Lester Cooney, they don't request the rokeya itself. In other words, they put their trust only in a law but doesn't mean that if somebody asked them to do it, okay, they may not do the Rokia or that somebody may not do rokeya without their request. I see. So that special category problems are seldom said in other narrations, he mentioned that if anyone, anyone who promises me not to ask anybody for anything,

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right, meaning trusting only in a lot. And he said, even if you're on your horse, and your crop drops on the ground, the stick you use to hit the horse to get him moving, that you get down and pick it up yourself. You won't ask anybody just pass it for me.

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If you can promise me not to ask anybody for anything, I will promise you paradise.

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So

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okay, brothers question concerning the message of Prophet Muhammad Salah. It was to all worlds to the jinn and to humans, and as far as we know, he was the only prophet assigned to both,

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you know, to the people of both. But it doesn't mean that among the jinn, they were not those in the area where for example, Prophet Moses was, who became Jews or became followers of Prophet Moses, who accepted the Torah and these kind of things. But just just to say in terms of the message being sent to all of humankind,

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and the world of the gin together all.

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Question from the sisters asking concerning the prohibition on the gin from entering into our world and influencing it,

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we can see it is an issue of mischief.

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It is an issue of mischief, them coming into our world become a form of mischief, they're creating confusion and harm. So they are forbidden to do harm, as we are forbidden to do harm.

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So they're the prohibition on them from doing harm to humans, which involves stepping over the barrier coming into our world. This is this comes down to the general prohibition for doing harm. Concerning the Hadith of the Muslim being saved from other Muslims, they were just asked to repeat it and Muslim and Solomon Muslim una min lasagna, he will add, that the Muslim is one from whom other Muslims are safe from his tongue and his hand.

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Human beings can christoforos question concerning of our affecting the world of the jinn, yes, we can, you know,

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and

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inadvertently, and also this is why the prophet SAW Selim told us something about the food that we eat and what was the food of the jinn Remember, we're not allowed to use certain things like the dung of animals and bones to clean ourselves. He mentioned that this was among the food of the jinn, etc.

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So there is an interaction between our world and the world of the jinn. Anyway, we'll be stopping here carrying on for salon Allah Subhana Allah hungria humbucker and shadow Allah

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