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mean voxalot was Salam ala rasulillah

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mana and he was having so many medicinenet CLL

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outbreak due to a law,

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a lot of Peace and blessings on the class Prophet Muhammad, come along wanting them

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to follow the path of righteousness until the last day

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topic

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about which

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chapter noon is

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the purpose of creation?

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question

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which

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is every human being

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some point in his or her lifetime

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question which

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they may have answers for

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answers may be clear or they may be vague.

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But anyway, the question faces each and every human being,

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why was I created?

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This is a question which has

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been placed before

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human beings throughout history.

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If we look

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into the

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books of philosophy,

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we can find

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philosophers offering answers to this question.

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Because

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what philosophers are in fact giving an answer?

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Are their own opinion

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based on the personal concepts that they have?

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Or give you

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the answers vary from philosopher to philosophy.

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sound very convincing

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may sound quite reasonable.

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But it varies from

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philosopher the philosopher

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question, of course, is a critical question.

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Because

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if we're not able to determine

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the

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purpose for creation,

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then

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it is likely that we will have gone through our lives on this earth

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without any real purpose, or without fulfilling what that purpose is.

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Therefore, our lives would have been wasted.

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pointless.

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Though,

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it is critical, that we know what in fact,

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is the purpose

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those

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philosophers

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who say there is no purpose,

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which is basically

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the philosophy of modern technology. modern society today holds that there is no purpose

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based on the philosophy that human beings

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are

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descendants

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of animals.

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Great ancestors

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were monkeys.

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And as we don't find today, monkeys, sitting around pondering, what is the purpose of creation,

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pondering about God

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about the existence.

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modern society holds that it is nonsense for us to be pondering this question.

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In fact, there is no God.

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We are here, according to the laws of evolution.

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lifeless matter at some point in history

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accidentally

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started to form the basis

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blocks of life.

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From there, a cell emerged.

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And the cell evolved into one of the lonely creatures, one celled animals, like the Amoeba,

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and from there into complex, more complex animals

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of the sea, then eventually of the land

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and eventually producing man.

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This is the reality,

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there is no god to create us,

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then there can be no purpose to creation, it's all an accident,

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this is modern philosophy.

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We are here by accident.

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Therefore, what is most important

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is to make the best of it,

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you're here for a period of time and you should maximize, because

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this is all there is not to be happy, and better be now, though, modern society focuses on ways of making the individual happy, this is the most important thing, the pursuit of happiness.

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All of our efforts are focused on achieving happiness in this world now.

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And of course, it means them because we have not understood there to be any purpose the life that

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if happiness is to be achieved,

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it must be being the most important thing achievable by any,

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by any means necessary.

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We strive for happiness

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could involve hurting others,

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as it often does,

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whole society

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ruined or destroyed. In order to achieve that personal happiness.

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society which produces atomic bombs,

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instead of producing it, the splitting of the atom for the use of, of development of energy to better the society, if used to kill other human beings,

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we can kill enough of them, then there is more support around

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we don't have to share it with anybody else.

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population control is very important.

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Important mostly to the Western nations and societies

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were one American equivalent,

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in

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over the space of a year over a month over a week. He's the equivalent of 25 Filipinos

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in his normal course of life,

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or Bangladeshi,

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all

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consuming

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to ensure that he continues to consume the amount he must make sure that the rest no

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and proach on the amount that he has, the more of the mouths that that appear, the more they want to take an egg from him, etc, etc. He does want to share. So he says everybody else lower your population.

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Because that Western individual is consuming the wealth of those populations.

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The wealth of America is built on the poverty of Philippines of Bangladesh of Kenya

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doesn't come from nowhere

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to accumulate that wealth, wealth means that some people have to be deprived of the wealth.

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So this is that philosophy

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is about individual happiness.

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In this life is all there is. So the society reflects that philosophy.

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Proposed answers for

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questions are asked,

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What is the purpose of creation? Why are we here?

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Then I give some answers to worship God, it's so but if you ask them, What is the evidence?

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What what proves to you that this is the purpose

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they will not be able to produce to you for you, from the Old Testament, or the New Testament, a clear statement, some revelation, which states what is the purpose of creation,

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all day.

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There are various, you know, interpretations and explanations which come up from one sector to another sector.

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In general,

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they do agree that

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salvation depends

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upon accepting that God became a man, Jesus

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died for our human sin,

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then, the purpose

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must be to recognize God,

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who became that man,

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in order for men to be saved, to have eternal life

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becomes the purpose, the most

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agreeable purpose among Christian sects.

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Because if one does not recognize that God became man according to them,

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and died at the hands of other men who are since then we will not achieve salvation,

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we are doomed.

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However, such a purpose,

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when looked at logically,

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appears, obviously illogical,

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what of all the generations that came before the time of Jesus,

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the generation of David of Moses of Abraham and Noah and all the prophets before.

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If the purpose of life was recognizing God becoming a man, then what of them

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they didn't know

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whether or not they

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psychological

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and if we go to

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the other major religions, with a lot of Hinduism, Hinduism

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represents almost 1 billion people.

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In India,

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the idea of purpose for them

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in general, is recognizing that human beings are God.

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Realizing that each and every one of us is God.

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And this is

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the

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reason why for them, we are constantly reborn.

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When you die,

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they believe that you come back again

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and you live another life and you die, you come back again, and you live another life, they call it reincarnation, you're constantly being reborn. Now,

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according to them, if you are a better person, in your next life, then in this life, next time, you're reborn, you're reborn as a as a higher stage, and then you die and you are good again, you reborn at a higher stage.

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If you are bad, you're reborn at the lower stage. You know, you may be reborn as a dog, or a rat, you know, or, and this is why they are vegetarians, they don't eat

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other animals

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because you might get into your uncle, or your father and grandfather was reborn as a you know, a pig or

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a goat or a cow, etc.

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So for those who now are reborn better, getting better and going up higher, they believe eventually reached the stage where you reach the level what is called the level of the Batman level. From there when you are reborn, when you die, you don't you're not reborn anymore. When you die. You

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Become one when the universal soul God.

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You dissolve into Gods

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for the purpose of creation,

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for them, is to recognize each and every one of us to recognize that we are God.

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If we look at

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logically reasonably,

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how could a human being one who was born was the beginning in time and an ending in time, the gods

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God, the Creator of the universe

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is illogical.

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We know our limitations, we know our weaknesses, to delude ourselves into thinking that we could be God.

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illogical,

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reasonable.

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But that is what they have to offer.

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The only

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place

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where the answer may be found,

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in the most clearest of terms

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in Islam.

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And this is where we'll be looking to see the answer for

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why man was created,

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not in the reflections of human beings via philosophies because

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there are no end

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to possible philosophical solution.

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Not in the other religion.

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Because the answers that they give

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are not logical OR reasonable. Or they're not based on revelation, but on the reflections of other human beings again,

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they are reflect philosophical reflection, but cloaked in the garments of religion.

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Only in Islam, do a find the answers given straightforward, without any shadow of a doubt,

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why y was meant to

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in order to look at the profit,

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it is also important to understand

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that

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the concept of y was man created Navy understood from the point of view of

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why did God decide to create men?

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From the point of view of God, why did God decide to create man?

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Or from the point of view of mind? For what purpose did God create man, but God created man to do what

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we need to understand both aspects of the issue of why was man created? First, we'll begin with the issue from the side of God. Why did God

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create

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violence?

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from nature? Well, this question is beyond our ability to understand. However, God has explained,

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God has revealed the reason why he created human beings in Revelation

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in the plan,

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and in the fullness of the explanations given by Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon us.

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To answer the question, why did God create men? We should ask an even bigger question. Why did God create?

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Why did God create us all?

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That is the bigger question.

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Because

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the reality is that the creation of man is no big thing.

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It is not so

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great, so amazing that this is where we should focus and there's really no other question. Oh, why did God create even bigger because a lot of sense in the 14th chapter of the Quran, verse 57,

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the chapter known as a raffia. Hello, law said law calm to summer work you will be asked BARROWMAN huntin nasty when I can the axon nurse Eli

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indeed

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The creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of mankind. But most of mankind do not realize

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the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of mankind. But most of mankind don't realize.

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So the issue is not so much. Why did God create men?

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But first we should understand, why did God create? Because he has created things which are greater than men, they have a galliard is greater than the creation of man. So then why did God create

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the fundamental reason, procreation is

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the very attribute that God holds of being the Creator.

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This is the fundamental reason

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God is the Creator. This is

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one of these attributes with which he described the talk.

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And the consequence of that attribute is creation.

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It is manifest

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the creator because there is a creator, there is creation.

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Creation is a product of God being the Creator.

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Just in simple terms, if we look in terms of men,

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we think of

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a painter

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say so and so is the painting painter. The first question you will ask your thoughts onto the painter, can I see one of his paintings,

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because this person has been described as a painter,

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he is described as such, because people use the painting.

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The title painter implies that he paints

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and if somebody were to talk to you, he doesn't have any painting.

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What what kind of paper is this?

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Something wrong with

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a paint there was no painting.

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Painting is a reflection of the attributes of being a painter.

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higher level, God

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is

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the Creator.

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And being the Creator.

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There is creation,

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a painter will pay

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is greater than a painter who doesn't think

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God is perfect.

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To deny him creation, to make him less than he is.

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perfection of the attributes of creator is in creation.

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So God created fundamentally

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because of the fact that He is the Creator.

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Why He created man,

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because in the creation of man,

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certain other of his attributes are manifest.

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The creation in general is a manifestation of his attributes of being the Creator,

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the creation of man, manifest certain other attributes of God,

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among them, forgiveness

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as being the all forgiving

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the problem

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with mankind

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did not commit sin and turn to a loss seeking His forgiveness.

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He would have replaced them with another people who would sin and ask about forgiveness, and he would forgive them.

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That is, God created man. Knowing that he would then

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that he would turn back to God

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and God would forgive him.

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So we can see in this statement of the profit motive

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Regards to Sandusky upon an explanation of why man, why men who commit sin

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because the man's committing sin, and asking God's forgiveness, God forgives him. And that is manifest his

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quality of being the author forgiving.

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He created angels, angels who commit noting

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all the time,

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worship him all the time.

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But he didn't create man, because he needed my worship.

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Just as the artifact didn't create the angels because he needed their or

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created a being who would commit errors and ask His forgiveness. And he would forgive.

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His quality of forgiving forgive for forgetfulness of being forgiving is manifest in man's error

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and the nature of men to commit error.

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And this is why he taught Adam from the very first man who taught him how to earn

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salvation, how to ask God for forgiveness.

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And that is why sin is not inherited, but each individual commits sin.

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He or she may turn back to God, seeking repentance, and God for him.

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It is the

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story behind the creation of Adam and Eve in paradise.

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Why God created them, forbade them to eat from the tree, knowing that they would eat from the tree because he knew the future. God knows what is to be. He knew before he created Adams, that he would disobey Him and eat from the tree.

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That is why when he created Adam forbade him from eating from the tree, he also taught him words, seeking forgiveness from God.

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So in the creation of man's that says is manifest the mercy of God in forgiveness. Furthermore, there is manifest the justice of God.

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God is the most just the most fear.

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Because in the creation of man and man, existence in this world, is manifest God's justice how

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in that each human being chooses for himself or herself, paradise or hell.

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God has informed us,

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of right and wrong, inspired us to understand this sense revelation to guide us prophet to explain to us the way and we are then responsible to choose either paradise or him.

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As a judgment at the end of this world, is the manifestation of his attributes adjusted for those specifically, who are going to help

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for those going to paradise.

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It is only

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a manifestation of the mercy of God.

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As the amount mentioned in the cosmos today, Prophet Mohammed wa sallam said

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that no one would enter Paradise based on his or her needs alone.

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And the companions asked the Prophet, even you are messenger of Allah. He said even more and not that God closely in his mercy and His grace, none, not even I would enter Paradise.

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So for those wanting to paradise,

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it is a reflection of the mercy of God and God's grace,

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because it is not our deeds which take us to paradise alone. Now, God's grace and mercy is related to our deeds.

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Not to say we don't have to do anything of course we do.

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But the grace and mercy is from the side of God, that He has multiplied the value of our good deeds

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over our evolution,

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as a life plan in the blind, each good deed is worth 10 times its value. And the evil deed is only worth itself.

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So when we do one good deed, if we went to stand evil, the

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one evil deed is against us only as one evil

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person by this change in the

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means of, of weighing the value of these that allows Grace is manifest in the righteous.

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But in terms of those going to help, as you said, it is a manifestation of the justice of a law. Because if Allah had willed

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he could have created never end up what choices we are going to make and what you deserve in the end. So he could have put us in paradise unhealth straightaway without having to live through this life at all.

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Of course, those people going to paradise will never question a lot. Why did you put me in paradise?

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They will only be too happy to be in paradise. Looking at those in hell, they will only be overjoyed that they didn't end up in a

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nice flow to allow for his mercy

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is nothing.

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But it is those people in health. Those who would be put in hell without giving up this life, who would say why did you put us in hell? Oh, God.

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I didn't God told them listen, you would have done this in your life, you would have done that in your life, you would have done this kind of a first you would have cheated, you are the soul, you would have lied, you'd have done this all this. And that's why you're unhealthy.

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No human being would accept that.

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Each and every one of us would say no. Because give us a chance. We wouldn't even like that. If we knew that there was a god and we had what was like what was wrong?

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Why would we want the board isn't

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going to hell would never accept that they deserve hell.

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But we live this life.

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for ourselves, what we deserve

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those going to hell, when the time of the judgment Come, come. It is not that Ally's going to say after winning everything you deserve Hello.

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Those who stand before God, we're going to hell, we'll know that they deserve help.

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They will only that God give us another chance.

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Let God let us have another chance to go back and we'll make this next time around.

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Because they will know when their book have been

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shown to them.

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They will see their lives before themselves, they will know that they only deserve.

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So

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in the creation of man,

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from the side of God, there is manifest

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His attributes of being the Creator, there is manifest this attribute of being the most merciful and forgiving, and forgiving those who send back to him will seek His forgiveness.

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And furthermore, there is not addressed the justice of the law. But he is fair and just and he does not oppress anyone.

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In fact, his justice and fairness rose to the point of grace and mercy, where he gives people what they do not even deserve.

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Now from the point of view of men,

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for what purpose did God create man? Allah says in the 51st chapter, verse 56, no uncertain terms, from Allah to genuine into Illallah. Abu. I've created the jinn and mankind for my worship.

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There

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is no philosophy involved. To understand why Why? Why did God created what the flow God says? in clear terms in Revelation?

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We are created to worship God.

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But if we're created to worship God,

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and God is the Creator,

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the Sustainer

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the eternal being, who has no need.

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Why did he create us to worship in

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our worship?

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We don't worship him or we worship him Allah.

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Allah, God has not been increased by our worship, nor is he decreased by our lack of worship.

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Therefore,

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the worship the purpose of worship is not

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for God, that God needs worship. It is for man that man needs to worship

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We are created to worship God, because we need to worship God. We haven't.

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And when we look, in terms of what is the meaning of worship? If it is that means to worship God, why? Why do we need to worship God? Why don't worship

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in terms of English, it means

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the performance of devotional acts in honor of some deity.

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But in Islamic terminology, it means

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submission of one's will, to the will of God, that Arabic worship is a bada.

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Bada comes from the Arabic word AB

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means a slave. What is a slave, a slave is one who has no will of his own.

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He does what his master will deem to do.

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That is a slave.

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And that is the essence of worship.

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And that is what

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profit you Jesus, and all of the prophets before called man to the worship of God in the sense of submission of the human will, to the will of God.

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In Matthew seven, verse 21, you find

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Jesus saying, none of those who call Me Lord,

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when enter the kingdom of God, but only the one who does the will, of My Father in heaven,

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the condition

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to enter the kingdom of God,

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one must do the will of God.

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Jesus called his companions and his followers to, to submitting their will, and doing the will of God.

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Furthermore,

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if we are to do the will of God,

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how do we define what is the will of God?

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How do we know what is the will of God? Is this what you think what I think what he thinks, what she thinks? I think God wants this. You think God wants that? Again, we're back to philosophy, you can end up with all kinds of ideas of what God wants.

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So how do we know what God wants? We know it's true revelation,

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God has revealed his will to man to the prophets of God. They brought to mankind the commandment, which has the will of God, the 10 commandments is the will of God, what God wants from them. The laws which God set for man, this is what God wants from us, to demonstrate, or to practically implement our submission to His will. And his laws are not arbitrary law. When God commands us to do this, or not to do that, he's doing so for our goods.

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He's commanding us not to do this, because this is harmful to us. He's commanding us to do this, because this is good for us. Good for us, not only on a physical level, on a social level, but also on a spiritual level, to be better human beings.

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To grow spiritually, we need to submit to the will of God.

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And as I said, those are manifest in the commandments of God. And that is why all of the prophets commanded human beings, their followers, their disciples, to obey the law.

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This is what Jesus taught.

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Jesus, in Matthew five, verse 19, says,

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Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments,

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the commandments of God,

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and features mento teaches men to obey the commandments of God

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shall be called me in the kingdom of heaven.

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They will be insignificant.

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They will be scored and condemned.

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But whoever does and teaches the commandments

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shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

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They are the ones who will be praised,

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will inherit the kingdom because they did the commandment.

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And that's why Jesus

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on occasion,

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particularly

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Matthew 19, verses 16 and 17.

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Now behold, one came in said to him, a man came to Jesus and said to him, Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?

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That I may inherit paradise?

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So he said to him, Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good?

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No one is good, but one that is God. Only God is perfectly good. Without any error, or any mistake. You're good. everything, every human being is the same, not me. God is the true good, not me. I commit errors. I'm a human being. To some degree, but not the good Master, the master would know that is God alone.

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No one is good, but one that is God. But if you want to enter into life, life eternal, which the man asked about. He said, keep the commandments.

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The commandments,

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don't let them keep the commandments.

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But what happened to Christianity?

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They broke all of the commandments.

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from Paul onward, Paul invited the people to break every last commandment, from beginning to end.

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commandment says, Thou shall not take any graven image of anything in the heavens above, on the earth, below or on the waters walking on the land. any living being no images, but Christianity is image. idols, statues, pictures of God pictures of this.

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Worship is all based on pictures, breaking the commandments.

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God said when he was asked, What is the first commandment he said, Here, O Israel, the Lord your God is one God

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didn't say why didn't

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in one

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to three,

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breaking the commandments, the first of the commandment,

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the commandment, you shall not eat pork.

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It is unclean for you.

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You You should not eat pork. But Christians love pork. The biggest pork he says on the face of the earth today other shows will tend to be following Jesus Christ.

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disobeying the commandment breaking the command.

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commandment says Thou shall not drink blood.

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Blood,

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blood,

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blood,

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blood,

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breaking the commandment

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in the commandments, Jesus, as is described in the Old Testament, in the New Testament, praying to God that says, in the Garden of Gethsemane, the Jesus fell down on his face and prayed.

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He prostrated on the ground based on the ground in prayer.

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And you look in the Old Testament, you see, Moses is described doing that Aaron is described being that Abraham is describing all of the puppets of the brain by falling down on their face.

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But

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Christians, instead they hold their heads like this.

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We are

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not over the Hindus

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greeting them using

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the commandment instead of praying as Jesus pray. When Jesus told them, I am the way

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I am showing you the way. There's no other way to God, but my way.

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They ignored his way and said, We will worship Him.

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Jesus commanded them to worship God, and they worship Him, saying he was gone.

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So the Commandments were broken.

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The gospel is lost.

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The teachings have disappeared.

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Today, Christians are as much involved in idolatry and worshiping others besides God, as all of the other nations

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just varying degrees.

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It is only in Islam,

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that we can find the commandments of God preserved.

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In the Old Testament, there is some of the commandments remain unchanged. But still there have been changes

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in the Koran, that the Jews changed the command

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This is why Jesus came

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because they had modified some of the commandments. One of the tough jobs of Jesus was to bring people back to following the commandments. When he came into the temple, there were people that money changes were in the temple, they were buying and selling money in the temple. Imagine in your place of worship in a church inside the church, where people are supposed to be worshiping, they had business going on.

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So Jesus came and overturn those tables,

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because they had distorted the meaning of the laws, they change the meaning of the laws. For example, the law concerning usury interest, that is you give a person $10 you lend them $10, you want back from them to see in dollars, simple terms.

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Okay, that is called interest or usury. And this is condemned in the Bible.

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But the Jews change the law to say that it is condemned amongst yourself.

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That is, it is forbidden for a Jew to take interest from another view. But the Gentiles

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he gave, we can get it from the Gentiles no problem.

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So

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usury is a standard. Only in Islam is the law preserved, usury interest

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is forbidden. 100% not just for Muslims among Muslims, but for anybody

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is prohibited. The laws are preserved only in Islam.

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All of the laws described revealed for men are their present.

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And fundamentally, all of the laws which have to do with man's worship of God, of submitting his will to God, all of it

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is for the remembrance of God.

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That is the essence of it all.

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Why is five times daily prayer prescribed?

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Why five times every day, not once a week, but five times every day? Why am I a human being organize his day around the worship of God?

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Why God says in the Quran, verse 14 of the 20th chapter, haha.

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In many analog La ilaha illa Allah

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wackiness Sala Vickery verily, I have a law there is no god besides me. So why should an establish regular prayer for my remembrance?

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For my remembrance, it is for the remembrance of God. That regular prayer is prescribed fasting, why am I 151 month every year

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as Jesus fasted as the Prophet before fasting, alive in the cloud, again and so on Baccarat? Yeah, you already know hamanako tra cozzia muka makuti, la La, la, la, la, la, la,

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la La Contessa food, all you need. Fasting has been prescribed for you, as you're prescribed for those before you that you may become conscious of God.

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That you may be aware of God.

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So, fundamentally, worship is there for us to remember God. Why? Because it is in the remembrance of God, that we become righteous.

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When we forget God, this is when we become evil.

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This is why in Islam,

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anything which causes us to forget God, to lose our consciousness to to lose our sense of awareness of God is forbidden.

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This is why gambling, alcohol, these things are permitted. Why? Because it makes man lose his will.

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Submitting his will to the creative things lose his consciousness of God he forgets everything all around him when a man is addicted to gambling. When he is addicted to alcohol, he cannot think about anything but

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it captures the Soul of the Man. So in Islam is forbidden, it is from Satan.

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And Allah says in the Quran, verse 19, Chapter 58. Satan is not the better of them those who have gone astray

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and cause them to forget a lot. It was taken six to do in our life caused us to forget the law.

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Give us many suggestions to get involved in this battle. The other two, forget the law. Those are the party of Satan. Surely the party of Satan are the real losers.

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In chapter five, verse 91, the law says Satan's plan is to incite hatred among you with intoxicants and gambling and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah

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and regular prayer. Will you not then update

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is why it is forbidden

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to keep the human being in contact with God remembering God

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loves the system of Islam Islam means submission to the will of God.

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It is, as a totality,

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the fulfillment of the commandments of God.

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The fulfilment of worship is only in Islam, in its totality.

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Every aspect of Islam

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encourages us to remember God.

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Every aspect of Islam encourages us to be better individuals.

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And this is why

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the religion

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the religion of Islam,

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is not a religion, which was named by name and made up the name made of this religion. No, it is in the revelation itself. Hamas says in Medina in the loyal Islam surely Allah religion, the religion of Allah for man is Islam, submission to the will of God.

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And whoever desires a religion besides Islam will not have it accepted, and he will be among the losers in the hereafter. Salvation lies only in the acceptance of Islam.

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Because Islam is the vehicle

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for a man to worship God, to fulfill the purpose of his creation, for him to achieve

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the status

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for which God created the human being, who is that

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spiritually, as well as as well as physically.

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And that is why, on the other side of the coin, the most evil of sin, the greatest of sins, is to worship others besides God

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is to choose another path other than Islam, to find another god, worship others besides god, this is the greatest sin that the human being can possibly commit. And that is why Allah said, Surely Allah will not forgive association of partners with him. But he will forgive him less than that for whomsoever He wishes. If you die in a state of sin, doing anything, God may forgive you those sins. However, if you die in a state of worshipping other gods, worshipping a man, calling him God,

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worshipping an animal calling it God, if you die in that state, you will never be forgiven.

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You will be doomed forever to be in hell forever. That is the greatest possible sin that a human being can come in.

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In terms of man's creation,

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the purpose with regards to God is the manifestation of his desire to do some being the creator of being the most merciful, being the most just, etc, etc. These are manifest in the creation of man of this universe of this world.

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Man's purpose is to worship God

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to submit his will to God in order that he may become a truly righteous individual who is conscious of God. And in doing so he then deserves paradise.

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He earned the right to go back to paradise from where he was created. God created Adam and Eve in paradise.

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showing us that that is where we are meant to be.

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However, human beings choose

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not to return

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or they choose to return.

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worship of God

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is the winner.

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code by which we named returns for paradise for which we were created.

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God created us on Earth,

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in order that he would test us on fire, as God said, in the 51st chapter, look, recipe, and let me holla come, no one hierarchically have no idea

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what

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it is he who created death and life to test which of you is best in Canada, and he is the mighty forgiving, in na, na, na,

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na, na Kumar you come after Rama, surely I have created all that is on Earth, as if ornaments that I may just which of them is the best in conduct.

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So our purpose of creation in this world is for the test.

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The test for us to grow. Fundamentally, the purpose of test is not for God to find out what you didn't know. God already knows

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what we are capable of what we will do, etc. on this earth.

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This earth is a means to bring out from us.

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The good

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to develop this qualities

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that make man superior being in creation.

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For example,

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everybody recognizes that generosity is a superior characteristic,

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to be given to be loving and sharing. You have a new gift from what you have for others. all societies recognize this as one of the highest characteristics that a human being can have.

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How do we develop generosity? Are people born with generosity?

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No. All you have to do is watch the children.

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They're not born with generosity.

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When they have a toy, and somebody else wants to borrow the toy, do they want to share the toy? No. You have to convince the guy take the toil away from the town, the church needs the child care.

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their child, the child is wanting to progress by itself. Only Leave me alone.

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When your child

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sees that you are having another child, you know, you're all happy you and your husband are very happy, you're having another baby.

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The job was already there. At first he gets or she gets caught up in it all happiness, stomach is getting bigger and you know, we're gonna have another child.

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But then when that other child is born, and they realize what it means that mommy and daddy are not mine alone anymore. Your attention is all being focused on this other child, you find that little child becoming jealous

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is a little child will try to hurt the other child, you have to stop the child from hurting. Why? Because it is the nature of the child who

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doesn't want to share mommy and daddy with anybody.

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So how do we gain generosity?

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human beings only develop generosity, when there are some people who have more and some people who have less.

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God created human beings on different levels.

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He gave some people more, he gave other people

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along Alibaba Kumara Baba. Allah has favored some of you over others in sustenance. People are not created equal

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in sustenance, in the things of this world. God has given some people come and given other people less.

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But it is all a test. To develop generosity, Allah said, while Anima and wailuku Allah to compete now know that your wealth and children are a test.

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It is a test from God.

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The wealth, you didn't create it, God gave it to you.

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It is given to you as a loan.

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temporarily. You came into this world that you didn't have it. You got it. When you leave this world you cannot take it. You have to leave it behind. Somebody else takes it. So it is not yours.

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You cannot take it with you. God has given it to you temporarily a truck for a period of time. What you do is it will either be beneficial for you or it will be harmful for you.

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We are enjoined to take from that wealth and to give to those who are needy.

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It is compulsory in Islam that God is established there to help us to develop generosity, compulsory charity, each Muslim must give 2.5% of Islam to the poor, not to the point not to the Minister, you know, making Felix Manalo and his son, the richest person, you know, in the Philippines.

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Or you look at the trees, look at God, look, how much money are the holding volumes of the church, very rich. The Pope is a multi millionaire.

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No, this is not a charity.

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Charity is not to go to these people. Charity has to go to the people who need to the poor, for Islam says you give it to the poor not to the mob. So you can buy a new car or buy a nice house that is given to those who need

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to develop enough

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the quality of generosity to share. It is compulsory to do this much, but it is to help us to do it voluntarily.

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Because it is only in seeing those in need, and given to them that we can grow spiritually. And this is why a lot tells us in the Quran

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that delivers do not allow your wealth and children to divert you from the remembrance of Allah if your cat

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is a cat.

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And he tells us chapter 51 verse 99 in their wealth and the wealth of the believers at the beggars and the needy have a right. We all should know that those in need, have a right in our wealth. When we give to them. We're not giving them out of our own favor. We're doing a favor to them. No