30 in 30 Day 15 – Daily Quran Tafseer – Ramadan 2021

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Scylla McMahon Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu wa he was Salam. ala Ana de hille Karim Ali upon Asana to automata slim Robbie Shockley Sabri way acidity, Emily Wagner Naka that Emily's Nef, Gabor Gaudi my brothers and my sisters of sin Mr la come to La warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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so today is Tuesday April 27 2021. And it is the 15th day of Ramadan 15th day of Ramadan law club Time flies right in fact, in less than an hour we would have completed the first half of this month of Ramadan which means we are nearing the end of the month the countdown begins once you reach the halfway cost you start to count down 1514 1312 1110 last 10 nights and then we just push push push all the way till the last month of Ramadan in childhood. So my brothers and sisters This is the time to give it all that we've got this is a time to really strive hard. This is a time where you know we we've become very comfortable with this month of Ramadan. You know, if you ask most people do you

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feel hungry throughout the day, they'll tell you no don't really feel throughout the days of Amazon, it doesn't really bother us so much. But you know, we still have to keep pushing, keep striving keep fasting humbled in love.

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So

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allow the comfort that has set in throughout this month of Ramadan allow that comfort to be what drives us to continue going throughout the last 10 nights we need a lot of energy. We need a lot of strength in order to, you know worship Allah Subhana Allah, especially throughout the nights in the last 10 nights, we want to try our best to maximize from those nights. And a lot of people, a lot of organizations, I've had to turn down a lot of organizations that are requesting, you know that we do lectures throughout the nights, especially the odd nights. And a lot of it has to do with fundraising. And I'm sorry, this is where I guess because I've reached the age of 40. Right now that

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I'm 40 years old, I sort of backed out and said, Zach Hello haven but it's time for me to focus a little bit on my own self during the last 10 nights of Ramadan. We give give to every single organization we continue to push hard and try to help everyone as much as we possibly can. But there has to be an element of me time right there has to be an element of us giving for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Tada. And, you know, I want to be part of that as well as someone who has the spotlight sometimes like to be able to, you know not to have it at times when it's important for us to give to a last panel or to add

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and that's just a personal thing that I share with all of you. Okay, so let's jump right into it in sha Allah, we are on the 15th, Joseph and surah to Israel, right. So what is in here, Allah subhana wa Tada, you know, tells us the night journey that happened with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And I'm not going to talk about the journey. I'm just going to mention that this is, you know, an important time for us as Muslims and important souta for us as Muslims as well, to know and understand and to try and comprehend the fact that prayer was given to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam during this night journey. And it's important for us as believers to understand the story,

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believe in the story. And to know that this is where the command came from. With regards to prayer and praying five times a day.

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It's all I'm going to say. In fact, I'll say something else. Allah brought it down from 50 to five, right? Allah Subhana. Allah brought it down from 50 to five, we should be thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for praying five times a day. If you imagine having to pray 50 times throughout the whole day, what would we as Muslims do? Would we probably stand at night much longer? Or would the prayers be scattered out throughout the day? Would we be able to achieve the things that we achieve in our lives? Would we be able to accomplish the things that we are setting out or set out to accomplish if we had to pray 50 times a day? Now when hamdulillah many of us would say, Oh, it's a blessing from

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Allah, but Allah Subhana Allah planned it to show us his mercy, right to plan. He planned this situation, and it shows us His mercy. Not that he planned it to show us his mercy. Of course, Allah subhanaw taala shows His mercy in so many different ways. But I don't want to take ownership of knowing what Allah subhanho wa Taala was planning. That is a loss plan. And we don't know Allah subhanho wa Taala his plan.

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But Allah Subhana Allah shows us His mercy in this plant. You know, he knows us better

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This human being knows that 50 times would be difficult for us. And this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam kept going back and requesting, you know, to fief requesting, that Allah subhanho data lessens the amount of prayers that Muslims have to pray throughout the day. And so from 50, to 4540 3530 2520 1510, five, and for every prayer that we pray of the five, Allah Subhana, Allah multiplies each one by 10. So each one of the prayers is multiplied by 10, we get the reward effect of praying 50 times a day, and many of us fail to recognize this is one of the rewards from Allah subhanaw taala. Usually when we talk about the compulsory prayers, we say that our prayers are

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multiplied by 27 times before praying them in congregation in the masjid and so on.

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And we we fail to acknowledge the fact that the prayer is then multiplied by 10 because of the fact that every single prayer is worth 1010 prayers.

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So the reward, I don't even want to try to count. Let's move on to verse number 23

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verse number 23 onwards, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions a bunch of things here advice and commands to the believers as to how we are supposed to live. So the first one we see is welcome on bukanlah temboo even

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been why the day he said?

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Allah Subhana Allah says, For your Lord has decreed that you worship none but him.

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And honor your parents will be worthy they need so he may have been older than that. Can you keep your head?

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up? No.

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No him

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Kereama Allah subhanho wa Taala Hannah says that he has decreed that we worship none but him and that we honor our parents. And you'll notice that in the Quran multiple times in the Quran, Allah subhana wa tada pairs up, submitting to Allah and obeying parents submitting to Allah and obeying parents. Now, that shows us how

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our belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala includes being obedient to our parents. submitting to Allah as our Lord and creator includes being obedient to our parents. You could not we could not be in this world had Allah subhanaw taala not used our parents as the vessel to bring us the means to allow us to be here in this world. None of us is Prophet Adam alayhis salam none of us is Hawa and none of us is Risa. Allah has sent out. We all came from a mother and a father, every single one of us has to submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala in order to fulfill our belief and part of that submission is to be obedient to your parents, you cannot submit to Allah subhana wa tada and not be obedient to

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parents. Why? Because the loss of can with Hannah says it. Now the exception would be when the parents are oppressors or the parents are

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asking to do something that goes against Allah subhanho wa Tada. That's the one time are the only times that we are allowed to dis obey or I shouldn't say disobeyed, I would say disregard what our parents are asking us to do.

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But we are still obeying Allah subhana wa tada and still keeping that door open to helping our parents and to be obedient to them. So he says we'll cut out a Book Outlet out in the Yahoo invalidating center in may have an oven there in DeKalb, Cuba, Houma, Oklahoma, and honor your parents if one or both of them. If one or both of them reach old age in your care. Never say to them,

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never utter to them.

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I know in Arabic we set off, but if we were to translate this into English or trying to understand it in English, it would be like your parents are saying, why don't you come over and visit me You never spend any time with me. I need you to go to the store and pick up these girls.

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It would be nice if you would come by and spend some time with us. How can you never call your father? How come you don't do this? And you're sitting there listening to it, and you just go?

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Oh, right, like doing that, Oh, don't ever express that to your parents. Even that and it's easier said than done. I know I'm a child to parents as well. I know exactly how difficult it is. And if you're young, if you're young, like you're you're a teenager right now or even younger than that. 10 years old, 15 years old, 20 years old. Any you probably thinking to yourself, you know, a doubt Come on, man. We do this, like every hour. How is it? How are we not supposed to do that? You're not supposed to do it. And you know, what's interesting is Allah subhanaw taala tells us that the cool lahoma of don't express your frustration to them, you are going to feel that way. If you If Allah

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subhanaw taala knew that you wouldn't feel that way he wouldn't have revealed this right? Allah subhana wa tada reveals the verses in the way showing that he knows that we will become frustrated with parents and as they get older, and how things are and you know, they get set in their ways, and life becomes difficult for them. And they need more, they need more, and you're juggling your life and their life and so on and so forth. It's understood, Allah knows that we know it as human beings. Allah knows that he created us. But he says don't express it. Right. Don't ever say that to them, nor yell at them. Write so that's a cool lahoma while I attend Houma, and do not even yell at them,

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don't raise your voice at them, be calm, let them you know, if they frustrate you. Let them frustrate you. Let them frustrate you take it. If you're annoyed with them, and you think they're being ridiculous, then why are you being ridiculous in return? Right? Why do we become ridiculous in return? We shouldn't. And you know what's interesting, a brother reminds me of this all the time, one of the brothers that our machine brother thought ik, he reminds me all the time.

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There will be a day when you regret the things that you did towards your parents. But it will be too late. It will be the day that they pass away. The day that they pass away brother thought it always reminds me of this, you know, he sent it to me once in such a beautiful way. And every time I see him, it's the message that rings in my mind, right? That there will be a day that you regret the things that you've done, or the way that you behaved or the things that you didn't do the things that you could have done. The things that you said, I will get done for my parents but you didn't do but that day will be too late.

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That day, will be too late. So Allah Subhana Allah says here in verse number 23, of surah to

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you know, don't yell at your parents don't, don't express your frustrations. Rather address them respect for the macula Houma, colon can

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call aka lahoma, Colin Karima. Right? address them in a respectful manner. Be nice to them, talk to your parents respect them, show them some honor, look at what they did. They changed our diapers when we couldn't even understand why our diapers were dirty.

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Right? When we didn't even have control over that part of our body as in, of course, we were controlling it was happening. But we didn't even know why. We were not even wise enough. We were not even, you know, conscious enough to know what was going on. Yet our parents still changed our diapers, they fed us food, when we didn't even know what was wrong with us. But we would just cry and cry and cry, waiting for something to be put into our mouths so that we can feel at ease. The parents did that. Right? So my brothers and sisters when it comes to, you know, being respectful towards our parents just tried to remember some of the things that they've gone through. And that

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now they're in their old age. It's important for us to treat them in a nice kind way, showing them the love that they showed us when we were in need at a young age now that they're at an old age, they need to be respected. They need to be looked after and it's our responsibility to do so. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to make it easy for us. Nowadays for those of us that have young children, we look at our children and we wonder, will they treat us

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as nicely as we treat them?

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Allah knows.

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Allah knows.

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In verse number 24, and be humble with them out Have mercy and pray as an MC do ask Allah My Lord be merciful to them as they raised me when I was young. Right. Welcome Robin O'Hanlon.

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Who came out on ban he saw the wall and make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala a bit hum hum, come on Bayani or come out of bayana CFO come out of biani is me myself right for yourselves. Like if you were saying to Allah, you know, be merciful to them just like they raised me or if you want to put it in the plural sense on a ban, say all right, it's an honor that you can make, follow through with the drama of the Quran, write a book on the animal, the Murphy new forsaken, your Lord knows best what is within yourselves if you are righteous, he is certainly all forgiving to those who constantly turned to him.

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And that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah gives more advice. Give to those relatives there do, as well as the poor and needy travelers, and do not spend wastefully surely the wasteful are like brothers to the devils and the devil is ever ungrateful to his Lord.

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So what are we seeing here? We're seeing that Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best what's within us. If you're righteous, he is certainly all forgiving to those who constantly turned to him, give to close relatives there do look after relatives look after those especially relatives to our parents, right? biblically, why the Dane extends to looking after our parents friends, and our parents relatives, right look after them in a way that honors them. cherish them, for they gave to Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, in in being friends with our parents.

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And honestly, our parents sometimes have friendships that we admire, right? They have friendships that we admire. So Pamela, I'll give you an example. We just got off Skype with my parents. You know, they live in Montreal, for those of you who know.

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Boo hoo saying love

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you doing here, man.

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So

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I was on Skype with my parents. I was talking to my mom for quite some time. My dad wasn't home.

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He had surgery on his knee, how to follow up. He actually has some had some procedure done today for his his kidneys. And

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he,

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for some reason, he said when he was driving to go to the hospital,

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he thought to himself, I don't have any cash on hand, I don't have any money on hand. I only have my cards, right. And my father, he doesn't even use a debit card. Right? He only uses one card. He has his debit card, he has his credit card or credit card. Sometimes you need to use it for stuff. You know, my mother is the one who uses the debit card that she has, my dad doesn't do any of that. Right? He leaves it to my mom. So my dad has only one card that he uses in his wallet. Now he finishes from the hospital finishes the procedure, you know, he got there was a little bit tiring and so on. And he had surgery on his knee not long ago. So he's having a difficult time walking. And

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so he gets back down to the car in the parking lot.

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And his credit card isn't working.

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So the parking lot attendant, you know, he says, Look, your car's not working, go upstairs and pay through the machine or go to the office upstairs. My dad's telling you this story. I'm like, what's wrong with like, these people work in the hospital? Don't they know that? You know, if you see someone is struggling to walk, why are you sending them back upstairs into the hospital to go on this long journey all alone all by themselves. And because of COVID, they're not allowed to have a relative with them. So if my mom wanted to go with my dad, she can't even go into the hospital with him because of COVID restrictions. And so here's a man who's you know, in his 70s, who's walking

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around after having knee surgery, and having a procedure done today to check his kidneys, you know, struggling to pay for his parking to get out of the parking lot. The car doesn't work, the guy sending it back upstairs into the hospital to walk around, go to a machine goes to the machine, the machine doesn't work. And I know how far it is because I've spent many, many days sleeping in that hospital last year when my dad had you know, heart surgery. And it's a far journey to walk. Like for myself. I can't imagine someone who just had you know, knee surgery and the machine doesn't work. So now he has to go to the office. So he goes to the security guard and he's like, Look, you know, the

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machine isn't working. This isn't happening this and that.

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He calls his friend. So my dad has a really close friend, brother, Bishop, right really close friend who owns a store, like a store of fruit store, holiday meat store and stuff like that. Just about a block away.

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from the hospital,

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my dad calls his friend. He says, Look, I'm downtown at the restaurant, he has a restaurant downtown as well. He says, I'm downtown at the restaurant, I'm coming to the hospital right now be there in 25 minutes.

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Look at this, these are brothers who are like elderly, senior citizens, right? Look at the friendship, they have some kind of a lot. My dad calls one of his friends who's a brother, he knows from the mustard, who they're very close very, very close upon Allah, you know, this brother for the last year when my parents, you know, needed their fruits and vegetables, because he sells fruits and vegetables in his store, he would deliver it to my parents house even before COVID started when my dad started having his, you know, his heart surgery and stuff like that. And I'm in Toronto, and my brother was in Los Angeles, and also had a lot he would come every single week and drop off more

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than enough fruits and vegetables, and he would never ever take $1 from my parents, right, he would never, ever take any money from my parents. And of course, my parents want to pay for it. So they've, they would find their way to pay him for it. But look at the relationship that our parents have. Like as Muslims, for me, I'm sharing this with you, I now have a responsibility to look after that brother and his, his family, you know, not only now but even after my parents pass away, it's a responsibility that I have. I have to look after friends of my parents, because they looked after my parents at a time when I wasn't even able to look after them. And not because I wasn't there just

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because they love them as friends for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala had. And so my brothers and sisters, we think of Allah subhana wa data giving us this command, give to close relatives there do.

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Like there is a responsibility that they've taken on their shoulders when we are not around as as the children or as close relatives. So we have a responsibility to look after them, especially at a time when they are in need and don't have the ability themselves. Right.

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Then Allah Subhana Allah says don't spend wasteful be long story short hamdulillah my dad ended up you know, getting one of the security guards who understood the situation and he said, Listen, Sir, don't worry, he stamped it, sign it and said go down to the parking lot you can leave right you'll be able to leave not not a problem. So Subhanallah look at you know how Allah subhana wa tada works, but my dad was tired. He said six hours of being at the hospital and going up and down and walking around and stuff like that. He's like, US done. He got home he sat down he told my mom hamdulillah You know, they're they're not fasting. May Allah subhana wa tada make it easy for them. He told my

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mom the very first thing he said he's like, give me two Tylenol in a glass of water, like pain.

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And the look where we are. We're stuck in another province with the borders closed and we can do anything. No, I'll make it easy for us.

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Verse number 28 of soil to Aesop.

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Allah says but if you must turn them down, because you lack the means to give while hoping to receive your Lord's bounty, then at least give them a kind word at least motivate them at least speak to them nicely. At least keep that relationship alive. maintain that relationship with your relatives in verse number 29 Do not be so tight fisted, right don't hold on to your wealth and hoard it for you will be blameworthy nor so open handed for you will end up in poverty. Allah subhanaw taala tells us when you have that kind of a new Latin, erotic don't hold on to your wealth. Like you're just holding on to it like no, no, it's mine. It's my not giving it to you. You need it. No,

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too bad. It's mine. And we hold on to it. But hold the dear to us. Like Allah subhanaw taala says holding it to your neck, but what's near your neck, your heart? Like No, my wealth is dear to me, I'm gonna hold on to it. Right? Like you take your child and you hold on to your child holding them close. Right? For some people, their wealth is what's important to them, their wealth or their dog or whatever else it is. Allah guide us, right? So some have Allah Allah says, Don't hold it so tight, you're going to be asked about it. But don't just let your hand go and be like, oh, anything you need no problem here, take, take whatever you want. And I know some people I know some people in

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our community who are like this, right? and their family, their wife and children suffer. Because the husband is saying to his family and his relatives wherever they are back home. What do you whatever you need, I'm going to help you I'm going to provide for you and the wife and children that live in the house with the brothers are suffering, right with their husbands. Now I'll make it easy for every single one of us. I mean,

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Surely your Lord gives abundant or limited provisions to whoever he wills. He's certainly all aware all seeing of his servants, right. Then lots of other transitions and says the prohibition of killing children. This was something that was done during the time of the year.

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During the time of JD a pre Islam, okay, it was it was it was a practice that was done especially for the daughters of Islam came and removed this and this is where I always tell people you know what you say that Islam is such a barbaric or such a terrible religion, it came to remove all the terrible practices that were being done by the other people anyways right?

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Then Allah subhana wa tada gives a command to avoid Xena prohibition of unlawful killing, command to handle orphans wealth in a proper, honest, fair, just manner, right? If you're looking after the wealth of an orphan, let's say you're looking after a niece or a nephew whose parents passed away and they left some inheritance with them. Well, you have the responsibility to look after that orphan and to look after the wealth of the orphan and not to abuse it and not to take it and use it in a way that is not befitting a way that is not permitted. islamically Allah subhana wa Adana also forbids strutting in a way that is showing arrogance when at times she feels utterly monarchy. Allah

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Subhana Allah says,

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and do not walk on the earth, arrogantly where you're walking, and you're like, Do you know who I am? Right? Some people, they show off a lot, they have their names on their cars, and they, you know, giving out the business card every five minutes, right even to people who don't need it, like here, take it, take it one day, if you need anything, call me. And it's like when you call them, they're like, sorry, I can't help you. And they just hang up on your right. And they walk around boasting about everything in their lives. And Subhanallah at the end of the day, they're not people that are going to be there to help you. They just want to be recognized. So Allah says, Don't walk

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around like that. Don't be arrogant. Don't show off. Be humble. be simple, right? You can have lots of wealth. There's nothing wrong with that. But don't walk around as though you're better than others. Surely, you can neither crack the earth, nor stretch to the height of the mountains. Right? We are not in control at all people who walk around thinking or feeling that they have some sort of power and might you can't even crack the earth. There's nothing no harm can you cause to this earth? If Allah subhanho data doesn't will for anything to happen, nor can you reach the mountains. Right? As you'll never be as big as grand as awesome as amazing as these mountains. Right? So Calm down,

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humble yourself. Right? We move on to verse number 41 of soil to salt.

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Well, according to Sam Murphy,

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and he has that.

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One is in lieu of Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We have surely varied the signs in this court and so so perhaps, they may be mindful, right? Giving us examples within the Quran that will help us to recognize a loss of handle won't lead to Allah, but it only drives them further away those who disbelieve those who choose not to accept Allah Subhana Allah tells the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had there been gods, other gods besides him besides Allah, as they claim, right, as the missionary Kuhn would claim, then they would certainly sought away they would have certainly found or tried to find a way to challenge the Lord of the Throne. Right? The labs in the labs, right the

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Lord of the Throne, the one who owns the throne, somehow know what to add. I'm a co Luna orlu, one kaviraj, Glorified and Exalted, highly exalted, is he, Allah above what they claim? Then in verse number 44,

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to serve the Holy husana, to serve her well out of the woman fee him, this is an important idea. The seven heavens, the earth and all those in them, glorify Him, they glorify Allah, we and everything in it on this earth, and everything in the skies, right all of the creation in between. What do we do we glorify Allah subhanho wa Taala. There is not a single thing that does not glorify His praises, but you simply cannot comprehend their glorification. He is indeed most forbearing all forgiving. So take human beings out of the picture.

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Everything is glorifying a loss of carnivores,

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the trees right in the way that they should

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Their leaves, right? The leaves fall in the autumn, how the buds grow in the spring, how the flowers come out of the ground. April showers bring May flowers, right? How the clouds in the sky. We're not there just two hours ago, just an hour ago, they started to move in. And now it's very cloudy and looks like it might rain. The birds that you might hear

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I just realized that the microphone was hiding behind my iPad, but the birds that you might hear outside, they're glorifying a boss of Hanwha to add the light that is shining on me. Right? The light

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it's working.

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Fulfilling the command of Allah subhana wa Tada. The camera is picking up the picture, glorifying Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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The Internet transmitting to you and you able to see me is glorifying Allah subhanho wa Taala

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every single thing in the way that it's functioning the paper able to rip able to be written on is from the command of Allah. And it is submitting to how Allah subhana wa Jalla wants it to function.

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lotion for your hands.

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Right? motion for your hands, making your hand softer, smelling nice. treating the skin, doing what it's supposed to do the skin, absorbing it, allowing us to stretch Imagine if our skin couldn't stretch the other day was saying what if we didn't have elbows, imagine if our skin could not stretch. And every time we went like this, it would rip our skin and we would start to bleed you know when you get really dry skin. And sometimes that happens in the middle of the winter. Imagine if a lot didn't give the skin that command to do that. Right? Then that is an indication of how everything is submitting to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when we say that we submit to Allah, we

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submit to Allah in the ways of low answers to submit. But every single of the creation, every single creation of Allah subhanaw taala, as long as it's doing what it's meant to do and was created to do, it is glorifying the loss of Hamlet and it's following through with the command that was given to it.

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Isn't that amazing?

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everything, including the hood that you put on, including the glasses that you were including everything, everything, every single thing, right? glass, being transparent, being strong, but still if you touch the edge of this because this one's tempered, right, if you touch the edge of it, it will shatter. The shattering of the glass is also the command of Allah subhana wa Ghana and it submits to Allah by shattering and following the command of Allah that it's been given its function is to be see through its function is to come from the ground, right, the sand and stuff from the ground to be made into glass, its function is to be able to, you know, do multiple things with it,

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but part of its function is also to break part of the function of a creation of paper, for example, is to burn. And that is submission to a loss of hanaway data as well.

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When we start to think this way, then we see everything around us like the matrix. Everything around us is doing what Allah wanted it to do. COVID-19 spreading from place to place to place it is doing what Allah has commanded it to do.

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We as human beings have given a command that may put a stop to it that may help it stop from spreading, but Allah will give us that command and give it the command to stop when we figure this out.

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And so on, and so on. And so on and so on. And so my brothers and sisters, when we think of Allah subhanho wa Taala in this way, and we think of his creation, we start to feel humble. And we start to submit

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in the sense that we let go of the arrogance, right, we become a lot more gentle with the things that are happening around us. We are more calm because we know ultimately I'm not in control.

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I can tell this paper, don't let anyone write on you. And someone comes and writes on it and it stays there.

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It's following a loss command not following mind. Why get angry with the paper? Why get angry with the trees? Why get angry with the snow? Why get angry with the sun? Why get angry with the rain? Why get angry with the wind? Why get angry with the leaves? Why get angry with the neighbors? Why get angry with the children? Why get angry with the spouse? Why get angry with ourselves? Why get angry with work? Why get angry with the community? Why get angry with at all

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there's no need, because every single thing is following through with the command of Allah subhana wa Tada. And getting angry.

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Something that Allah created within us.

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Controlling that anger, we also have the ability to do we just need to want to do it enough. If you want to control your anger, you'll be able to control it. If you choose not to control it, you won't be able to control it. And that's the command of Allah subhana wa Tad.

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Then in verse number 45, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What either call Daniel call an agent and being a camel, I've been lazy. john bainer kawabe. Now let me know Naveen, here it

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is to

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says when you as in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when you recite the Quran, we put a hidden barrier between you

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and those who do not believe in the hereafter.

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And this, of course, by default, applies to us as well, my brothers and sisters, when we recite the Quran, Allah Subhana, Allah puts a barrier between us and those who do not believe in the hereafter. What does that mean? Well, first of all,

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there's a difference between the believer and a difference between the non believer, people will say we're not different, I'm sorry.

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As believers, we do consider ourselves different.

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And differences is good, right? To be different is good hamdulillah. Like, you can't expect every human being to be exactly the same as if every single human being was exactly the same as the other life would be super boring, like super boring. Imagine if you went to get married, and you had to choose someone and everyone looked the same. And everyone had children who looked exactly the same as the parents.

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And everyone raised their hands at the same time. And everyone spoke at the same time. There's like a bunch of mirrors. Imagine the whole world was a bunch of mirrors. I don't know how I think of these things sometimes, but it is what it is right? So Allah Subhana Allah says that when you recite the Quran, our barrier is placed between you

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and you are identifying you as being different than others.

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That barrier protects you.

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That barrier protects you. Right? Would you call him a kin? Allah subhana wa. It says in the next verse, we have cast veils over their hearts, leaving them unable to comprehend the poor and deafness in their ears, as in they hear it but it doesn't register, right? They don't compute it.

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And when you mention your Lord alone in the Quran, they turn their backs in a version.

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So my brothers and sisters the N

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is what protects us. Record earn is what saves us. Because earn is what differentiates us, but what earn is what gives us strength. Of course.

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All of that comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right.

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All of that comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala. But

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Allah has put it in the Quran. He says, when when is zero mineral called Ernie malware she thought there is schiefer in it. So we turn to a loss of hanway data through the recitation of the Quran, right? We seek guidance in our lives through the advice a loss of hanway data has said in the Quran. What is the Quran the Quran is the word of Allah subhanaw taala. It's what he's told us what he's shared with us as to how we're supposed to live in this life. Okay, move on verse number 50. For those of you who are wondering, wondering when are we getting to sort of the calf? Right some of you when are we getting to sorta to calf

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I did a full explanation of sorta to calf

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already.

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And you can go and watch it another time in shadow law.

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And so that's why I intentionally didn't get into it.

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Because throughout this last year was when we actually went through sweat out to a calf on a Friday night

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in our musty humbler

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our book alone will become Allah Subhana. Allah says in first number 54, your Lord knows you best. He may have mercy on you if he wills or punish you, if you will. We have not sent you a profit as a keeper over them. So you are not one to

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police people.

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Right? He gives mercy and shows mercy to whoever he wants. And Allah subhana wa Jalla withholds that mercy whenever he wants, and he punishes those whoever he wants. And this is why people say, Oh, you believers, you, you know, you walk around saying that people are going to be punished. No, we don't. We walk around warning.

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Actually, we don't just walk around warning, right? We do a lot more than just warning we we encourage good and so on and so forth. But at times we have to mention to be careful. You're doing something wrong, someone who's doing things wrong, we warn them we tell them Be careful, because Allah has mentioned that there's a punishment for doing this if it's done in this way. And so my brothers and sisters, we are not the ones. We are not the ones that are taking this Deen into our heads don't claim responsibility. Allah Subhana Allah revealed this Quran Allah subhana wa sallam brought this Deen in Medina and de la Hill Islam. It's his religion. It's his Deen and it's the way

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Allah subhana wa tada has shared with us to live in this world. Don't take credit for it. submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Okay.

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Verse number 70.

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Allah Subhana Allah says, while I called the cattle on Benny, and we have honored indeed we have honored who the children of Adam, are you from the children of Adam? Yes, you are. So listen to this. Indeed, we have honored the children of Adam, carried them on land and sea, grant them good and lawful provisions and privilege them far above many of our Creator, our creatures. Allah Subhana Allah mentions us in the Quran, that he honored the children of Adam, carried them on land, Allah subhanho wa Taala has allowed us to move from place to place to do things comfortably Alhamdulillah. Right. We can get in our car and go somewhere we can get in a bus and go somewhere we can get on a

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bicycle and go somewhere we can walk, we can run, we can jog, we can hop and skip, we can fly somewhere we can ride you know, a scooter. Somehow there's so many different ways, right? We can't we're carried in land. And in See, imagine if we could not travel from continent to continent. Imagine if we could not travel across oceans and seas and rivers and lakes. How difficult would life be of us Henry Tyler has done that. And he says that he's granted human beings, the children of Adam, good and lawful provisions we have what we need of this dunya we have way more than what we need, right? Allah Subhana dat has given us what we need and all the things that we could possibly

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want of this dunya

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and privilege them far above many of the other creatures.

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We are privileged in so many different ways, from all the creation of Allah Subhana widad I look at how privileged we are. We get to speak we get to if we don't if we don't like our house in a certain area, we move to another city somewhere else and we have a home dug into the ground. Pull the trees out the trees are like Hey, don't take me out of this space too. But I need to put my house here. So we dig the ground all the you know the insects and whatever was under there, get out of here move down is coming to live here now. Right? And so some kind of foundation is poured a house is built driveway is made and stuff like that. You know you live we live in this world as though we own it.

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We don't. Allah owns it. And I'll end with this chart although to

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man

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I wanted to get into a few more verses.

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But I'll end with this one statement.

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I received this video the other day from Chef sharifa Larabee one of our friends and colleagues in Malaysia.

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He sent this video so short and sweet. It's like just a couple minutes long that the message was so powerful, so simple and so direct. In it it was saying

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that in the year

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2121 2121 100 years from now,

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no one will remember us.

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And every single one of us will most likely be gone.

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And as an example of how our life on this earth will be forgotten,

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a simple question we can ask ourselves is, how many of you

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have thought of your great grandparents recently?

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great grandparents.

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Many of us probably don't even know what our great grandparents names even were. I know what my grandparents names were, I have no idea what my great grandparents were names were. And just like that, they're forgotten. And I'm a product of those people.

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And you are a product of your great grandparents.

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But we don't think of them. We forgotten about them, we make do out for them. But that's all we do. We make do out for them. And that's it. We don't go and try and honor their friends and relatives that they had in their children and where they are today and who they are. We don't even think of the places they they lived is like a long time ago far away. And so my brothers and sisters 100 years from now. We're just going to be dust.

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We think that we're living this world, like oh, I'm making I'm making a name for myself, no one cares. No one cares.

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What matters is a sadaqa jariya. What matters is leaving something behind. That is what will benefit us. Everything else will continue on living, continue on being and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from amongst those who benefit from this life and allow it to be a benefit for us in the hereafter. And that is by establishing some sort of sadaqa jariya. So my brothers and sisters May Allah subhana wa to accept from us all, Allah Subhana Allah grant us the best of this life in the hereafter. ask Allah subhana wa Italia to accept your days of fasting. And this first half of the month of Ramadan is now gone.

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ask Allah subhana wa Jalla to accept everything that you've done everything that we have done throughout this month, and to allow us to benefit and to be blessed with not only another half of a month of Ramadan, but many many, many more years of Ramadan with good health, strength, even Islam and goodness.

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And many more months of Ramadan. Me, Jacqueline mulago, feta mubaraka local pecan, I'll see all of you tomorrow in sha Allah to Allah, wa some Allahu wa cinnamyl back in and if you never heard early USA, USA limb was Salam or aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.