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Ramadan Tafseer 2015 Day 16

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Explanation of Surah Al-Furqaan verse 20, Surah Ash-Shu’araa, until verse 59 of Surah An-Naml

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Bismillah commanded Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen salatu salam ala cambia even more stunning, maybe even a Mohammed in on a on a Salah to attempt to sleep on a beret will continue today in sha Allah to hide up from verse number 25 sort of two for con. And we'll go into soula SRA as well as sort of intimate. So we'll cover the rest of this sorta and the first 59 verses of sort of to numb and in Charlottetown

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so in sort of three, four con we left off and we said What is unfrequent? Who can tell us

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the Quran and Allah Subhana Allah mentions it in the very first verse, how the forgone or is the criterion, the

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basically the Quran that was brought to the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam sent down to him, and it was brought down piece by piece, it was the first book or scripture that was given to any prophet or messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala or messenger we should say, that was given in parts and revealed in stages, rather than completely being given to the messenger at one, you know, in one stage or one.

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Time.

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inshallah, so in verse number 25, to 29, we continue.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala here

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highlights the severity of the Day of Judgment, right, the severity of the Day of Judgment. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says and mentioned the day when the heaven will split, or the sky will split open with emerging clouds and the angels will be sent down in successive descent. True sovereignty that day is for the Most Merciful and it will be upon the disbelievers a difficult day. And Allah subhanho wa Taala goes on to say, you know, the

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those that are displeased Allah subhanho wa Taala will say,

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I wish I had taken the messengers way, I wish I had listened to the messenger and the message that he had come with woe unto me or Yeah, you know, I don't know how to translate that in English. To be honest, in Arabic, there's some things you just can't translate. So, you know, they'll say, like, what a shame? I can't believe I did this, right. I didn't listen to this messenger. How could I have done that to my own self, right? I wish I had not taken that one is a friend. So I had not taken those as friends that would take me away from a loss of Hannah Montana or not bring me closer to the truth. So we all know that hamdulillah living in a society like this, you know, yesterday, it was

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Canada Day. And in Canada, we have Muslims, we have non Muslims of various different sorts as well. So we have Jewish we have Christians, we have Hindus, we have Sikhs, we have Buddhists, there's, you know, atheists, there's many different people out there that are many people who follow different faiths, different beliefs, and some who don't follow any belief whatsoever.

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And from amongst all of our friends, colleagues, co workers, there are Muslims, right? And we tell them the message, we deliver the message, sometimes not in our words, sometimes in our actions. And it's important for us to make relationships with people so that they feel comfortable with us to speak to us and ask us about our ways. Why is it that you, you know, sometimes dress differently? Why is it that you, you know, you go off and you pray at lunchtime or on Fridays? You leave and you know, you skip lunch? Because you go and you pray Juma, what is this this Friday prayer that you pray, and so we should be people who are inviting, meaning. We're not inviting people constantly

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saying, Come to Islam come to Islam in our words, but in our actions, we are constantly inviting people, so they feel intrigued. They're interested, they want to come closer to us and ask us, and that is a good sign for us.

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On the day of judgment, we know those who lost penguins, Allah describes right here in these verses, they will say, Why did I take that one as a friend? Why did I take that person as a friend, when I had, you know, a good example sitting in front of me sometimes at work all the time or in school, or wherever it is, right? And the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said,

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Oh my Lord, indeed my people have taken this course, as a thing abandoned. So the people who he called towards not the Muslim mean, but those who abandoned or left off the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They consider this to be something this is, you know, this is primitive, this is, you know, not needed. And we see that happening today. You notice that people today, when we talk to them about the Quran, or we talk to them about Islam, they say, Oh, that's primitive. That's from a long time ago. That's like 1400 years ago, right? Obviously

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lead times change, people change, you know, we need to change, just leave leave that to you know the time of the Arabs and you know, the time of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know, we've changed in our ways. And so even up until today, we noticed that people are still doing that and still staying it and claiming that, you know, we've we've changed this is something that's very primitive.

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So they abandon the Quran at that time, and we noticed that people up until today, are still abandoning the code and it will it will continue to be done, as we know, you know, heading closer to the end of time. Verses 32 to 34. Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about the wisdom and revealing the Quran in stages, right? And that's what we mentioned. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, highlighted here in verses 32 to 34 that the Quran was revealed to him. Why was the Quran not revealed to him all at once the machine asked, why is it that the Quran was not revealed to him all at once? And this is important, because the very next surah is the source of a Shahada. What is a Shahada? the poet's

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right, people would be very eloquent in their speech and put together poetry and you know, they would even debate with each other and poetry and we see that happening up until today. But then when she came, they asked why is it that the Quran was not revealed to him all at once? Well, it was done to the previous nations. Right? But Allah subhanho wa Taala here explains to them why he says, right, that, that we may strengthen their by your heart, and we have spaced it distinctly. So we've given portions of the Quran down at different times. But what and didn't begin with sort of to Fatiha in terms of its revelation, what was the very first verse that was revealed to the Prophet

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sallallahu? wasallam? If God right, where's that found in the beginning of the end of the end of the Quran? Right. What was the last verse that was said to be revealed to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam?

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Right. What who mentor Jonah V and Allah, the surah is found in the second sort of Quran Surah tillbaka. So what's happening here is like it's all over the place. But Allah subhana wa Taala revealed the verses, at times where they were needed to be revealed, it was relevant, it was important. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam put them together, obviously, through the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right. So the Quran itself didn't come down in a chunk, it came down bit by bit and the last panel it says, so that your hearts would be more inclined towards it. So that you would understand you would ponder, you would figure out what this meant, and why

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this verse came at this very moment. And it's not just a huge book, imagine, you know, for new Muslims.

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Sometimes they feel that in intimidation, right, they become a new Muslim, and they enter Islam. And then someone obviously had given them a Quran before but now says, Okay, now you have to live according to this, like, well, this book, right? Bigger than any cars user manual, actually, not anymore right? Now then user manuals are built into the car's computer system. So you notice in the olden days, you'd have these big user manuals for your car, you buy a digital camera, Mashallah comes with like a 200 page, you know, user manual, all you have to do is point in snap, that's it, right? But some had a lot of these massive user manuals, and a person feels intimidated and I'm

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never gonna read this. It's a camera. Why on earth should I read it? Right? Just throw it away and just point the camera, take a snapshot, that's all I needed for it's the professionals that will need to read through every single aspect of it. You have the Quran itself was revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam bit by bit as a lesson to us when someone enters Islam, don't just throw the whole Quran in their face. Because we as Muslims that have been muslims for many years, possibly even born Muslim. Right? Many of us don't even follow the Quran as a whole. And you know, take every single aspect of it, we look at this part, okay, this affected my life, how can I

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you know, be a better Muslim and look at what's revealed in the Quran. Look at that, okay, I'm going through this issue, okay, now it's, you know, what I'm Yvonne. What do I need to know about fasting and then there's a cat and look at the verses pertaining to Zika. We don't look at every single aspect of the Quran all the time, right? So we shouldn't force it upon new Muslims as well. And that's how Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed the Quran and we see it in the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he sent to my house, the bingeable to Yemen, and he told him to teach the people about the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and that he is the last and final

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messenger that in whom Allah will lead Alec, right? If they if they follow that, and they submit to it, then teach them about what

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about No, not about the [???]ty, that's too much.

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No, that's the first part.

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teach them about sauna right about prayer. Then once they're they're fully doing their prayers and they're, you know, praying five times a day regularly they're okay with it. they've accepted it, they're comfortable with it, then go to the next step which was Zakah. Right? So Allah subhana wa tada showed us even through the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how it's important for us to take it step by step. And even us as people who might have been Muslim for the past 10 1520 3040 5060 years, we are still in this step by step mode. Each one of us is still learning Islam step by step, right? We're not like you reach a certain age 4550 years old now you're a

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scholar, because you spent 45 years in, you know, upon the dean, no, still learning everyone's still learning. There's so much out there with regards to the dean to learn. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed the Quran in stages. The Sunnah shows us that we should take it step by step especially with people who are new to Islam and us ourselves. We look at our Deen in terms of stages being, you know, a process that we go through in our lives.

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Verse number 43, Allah subhanho wa Taala

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talks about how the disbelievers or the non Muslims we could say the machine at that time, they take their desires as their gods. So Allah subhanho wa Taala here says that they take their desires verse number 43 Have you seen the one who takes as his God his own desire? then would you be responsible for him? Right and what Allah subhanho wa Taala has meaning here or means here is not that their desires become their god per se, but their life meaning their religion, their life that they live according to his according to the life of their desires. And so they fall into following their desires constantly and it's just whatever you whatever you want whatever you want to do a go ahead

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and do it. Right like we say in Malaysia Bali everything's good everything's like Yeah, man in Jamaica. That's what they say, right? I don't know what we say in Canada. What do we say?

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I know my you know, some of my friends in high school so everything's I read the guy knees and stuff. But what do we say in Canada? Everything's all right. Everything's gonna be alright. So you know Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us that the mushrikeen when everything is alright, and it's just don't worry, do whatever you want. And that's it. You take your desires as your religion. your desires become your religion, and you give in to your desires, you start to follow your desires to the extent that Allah subhana wa tada says, like your Gods become your desires, that you're following your own whims and desires, whatever you want. And that was a way of the machine but Allah

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Subhana Allah sent us what this court earn, right? On for what to tell us what to do, what not to do, how to do things, what is the best way to do things, what we should stay away from, because it's harmful to ourselves to to other people, to our families, to society in general. So Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about all of these things within the Quran.

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Verses 56 to 59. Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses the machine and their arrogance.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala says one

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can in

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the and we have not sent to you or Muhammad right, referring to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and telling him directly we haven't sent you except as a bringer of good tidings and a warner exactly what other photon is right that we sent down the Quran to to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so that he could advise the people warn the people, let them know what is best for them. And here Allah Subhana Allah touches upon that.

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But the machine and their ignorance and how the messenger sort of longer and he was seldom brings glad tidings. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala goes on into talking about trust, right? I do not ask you for anything in payment as a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in verse 57, only that whoever wills might take to his Lord away, so follow the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah and Allah Subhana which then goes on to address trust and to have trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala and he will make that way easy for the person who follows it. So that brings us to actually we'll take another few verses verses 63 to 67. Allah subhana wa teilen in sort of two photon addresses the

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attributes of a dog, which is the beautiful, beautiful verses that are commonly quoted from this surah

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, worry bad man 11am Shawna lol,

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either Hong

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Kong

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and the servings the servants of the Most Merciful that a bad doctor.

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Imagine that each and every one of us, right? Those who worship Allah subhanho wa Taala

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are those who walk upon the earth easily, right? When we walk upon the earth, impugn Allah hona, what type of walking is this? It's a walk, that's not arrogant, a walk that's not filled with pride. Yet Allah subhanaw taala shows us it's a walk of dignity, right? A Walk of dignity, where you are the worshipers of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, the servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You have humility in the way that you walk, the way that you talk the way that you speak. And as you carry yourself walking over the land, you're not showing and boasting off that you're some sort of superior being, you are still a person with dignity, with humility, but no arrogance and no pride.

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In fact, I should say no arrogance, because pride itself is different than arrogance. So Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about that, then he goes off into saying, what either hearth or the homeowner, you know, the people of ignorance when they call upon you, right, sometimes they don't call, you know, us in the nicest ways, as we could see happening in the media every single day, right Muslims are this Muslims are that terrorists, this terrorists, that radicals, and, you know, fundamentalists, and so on and so forth. And so they call upon the Muslims, sometimes in ways that are foolish, that are not liked, that are very hurtful, in many cases, and yet the loss of Hannah

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Montana, what does he say, God who said

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that we respond to them with what respond to them? is peace nicely, calm, be patient be composed, just like you walk down the earth, right? You walk over the earth, you're not filled with arrogance, you're not showing off, you're not boasting, and you're someone who has dignity and humility, and you're respectful, and you you demand respect as well, and you show respect and expected in return. But at the same time, when someone calls out to you in a negative way, in a bad way, calls out and says to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you're a madman, right? You're a poet, you're a magician, you don't know what you're talking about. This is ridiculous, right? You're just a human

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being like any one of us. What did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam do responded nicely, nicely. And I use that example, once in my cookbook, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would also make sure that his mouth would smell good, especially when it came to dealing with, you know, speaking with others communicating with others. And so even when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would address the mushrikeen, the non Muslims, those that wanted to attack him and came to him and were getting in his face, he would still make sure that he looked good, smelled good, and the smell coming out of his mouth was good. And so every single aspect of the profits on

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Walmart and the us and them even though people were coming to him with disgust, and with you know, filth, he was responding to them with good words. The smell coming out was nice, it was nice. He smelled nice, use the levator. He used to love to be clean. He used to love to groom himself and comb his hair and comb his beard and make sure that he looked good and was presentable. And that was the example of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So Allah subhana wa Tada, here's, here's telling us, say, send out, say something nice, right? return something nice to those who call out to you in a foolish manner. Right. But don't do so ignorantly as well. So here, Allah subhanho wa Taala

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saying when people call out to you, right, respond to them nicely. But if someone is constantly putting you down and taking away your rights, then don't just be like,

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everything's gonna be okay. Don't worry, no, no, you have to actually do something as well. Right? So like, we always advise the people that are in positions that can do something great, like a brother came to me the other day, and he said, you know, Can I at least send an email to let's say, my MP? And tell them that, you know, this is these are how Muslims are, this is what Muslim Islam is all about. Can I do that? Is that okay? Yeah, go ahead and do it. That's what we should all be doing. Right? voicing who we really are. And and saying that, and Allah subhanho wa Taala loves that we do that in a nice manner in a fashion that's accepted and acceptable amongst society as well. And

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so the people will not feel Oh, look, it's this barbaric method of doing things. No, it's not barbaric. This is exactly the method that is used by the people of this country as well, whether they're Muslim or non Muslim. We are human beings and we expect to be respected at the end of the day. Then in verses 67 to 74, Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about the attributes, again, of those who are the worshiper so we'll go through it very quickly in sha Allah 16

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Three, we spoke about in 64. last panel, Janet says and those who spent part of the night to their Lord prostrating and standing in prayer like we're doing now will have the ledger in the month of Ramadan. Let's try and do this as well outside of Ramadan, meaning the next 11 months of the year, every now and then at least wake up for two hours before fudge out, you know, feel fresh and go and pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says in verse number 65, and those who say Our Lord avert from us the punishment of hell, indeed, it's punishment is ever adhering, meaning it's a long eternal punishment. Indeed, it is evil as a settlement and residents.

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And they are who they're about the ramen.

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Sorry, sorry, Allah subhanho wa Taala here is still referring to the people of jahannam those who when they spend, no, no, no, sorry.

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I skipped skipping verses. So here Allah subhanaw taala is talking about the total amount again, verse number 67. And they are those who, when they spend do not, they don't spend excessively or sparingly, but are ever between that moderate and just so when we spend we spend correctly and Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us the example you're not someone who your hand is just out and you know open and you're giving people just take take, take whatever you want, and then you have nothing left. But at the same time, don't be someone who's holding on to your wealth, right, grabbing it so tightly that you're not gonna let go of it. So spend moderately as Allah subhanho wa Taala loves and

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he mentions those are the those that spend their wealth in ways that are good and beneficial, moderately, not constantly just giving everything away. And this is the month of Ramadan. And we noticed that we try to give to the homeless, the needy, the poor, and all the different categories of people that aren't deserving of our wealth.

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And those who do not invoke with Allah, another deity or kill the soul. Now Allah Subhana, Allah mentions the either the Ramadan, or who, those who worship Allah subhanho wa Taala don't render any partners with Allah. And here he highlights what murder, right killing a soul taking away the life of someone, which also kind of went to Allah has forbid,

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accepted by right now, of course, if there's a battle or something's taking place, or we know that, you know some of the Hadoop that are applied in the Muslim lands or the lands that are governed by the Sharia,

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then that's where this applies, and do not commit unlawful sexual intercourse and whoever should do that will meet a penalty. What is the penalty for those that disobey Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and do what he just mentioned here? What does the law say in the next verse multiplied for him is the punishment on the Day of Resurrection, and he will abide there in humiliated so the punishment becomes doubled. The punishment becomes double dutch Allah subhanho wa Taala says, You laugh. Usually this term in the Arabic language is used to mean double that it's doubled, multiplied as well. The scholars have to say that they will receive the double punishment, that that Allah

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subhanho wa Taala will give them on the day of judgment and they will be humiliated

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except those who repent, except those who repent and turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala as we know, so move on in sha Allah to Allah, you can read those verses on your own. We'll move on to Surah number 26, which is what a shout out. What does it mean? We said it earlier.

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The poets write the poets, the slew of the poets. Now Allah Subhana, WA tada calls this assura because you'll notice here, he highlights the life of some of the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right, and he is highlighting the aspect of those prophets where they're communicating with their people. Right, as we'll see very shortly, in sha Allah, Allah, so this communication with the people is done, and was commonly done in, in a format especially during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where poetry was used to show to show wisdom. So people who speak just speak, the people who speak with wisdom, you'll notice kinda like another Pakistanis, I was talking

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about Kabbalah right? Mashallah. He's got that poetry that just flows and I don't know my dad used to tell me about him, right? So Allah Subhana Allah, Allah has given people who use wisdom in their words, they don't just simply speak, they think before the speech comes out of their mouth. They think they analyze they've composed themselves, and then, you know, when the words come out, they come out powerful, but yet the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was talking to these people and giving them words from the Quran.

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Which are none other than the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala and nothing can compete with the word of Allah. Right? And then he's, he's using this method, Allah Subhana. Allah uses this method in sutra to shout out where he talks about these prophets and how they were debating or communicating with their people and talking to them trying to convince them. So it's a method of of giving the message back and forth to each other.

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And here Allah subhana wa tada starts in verse number four, giving human beings a choice. And he mentioned in verse number four, if we willed we could send down from the sky assign for which their next would remain humble meaning they would submit to the will of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, and he's telling the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I could have revealed to the machine, a simple sign that would easily make them and anyone afterwards, submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So there would be no, you know, difference of opinion, there would be no two routes, everyone would follow Allah Subhana Allah to Allah has, you know decreed what he what he what he decided for us. But our

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last panelist, Allah doesn't want to do that. Why?

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Because he gave us the choice. Now human beings say, well, we don't have a choice. Why don't we have a choice, you have a choice. Every single human being has a choice. You choose to be upon the deen or you choose to sway away from it or you choose to completely Leave it. It's your choice. And Allah Subhana Allah has given human beings intellect, and giving us the choice, no other creation has that intellect, no other creation has that choice, which of the creations have the choice?

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Aside from the jinn, right, that we don't see, and don't communicate with any of the insects, any of the, you know, the animals, the trees, right? Even the air, the sun, the light that we that we enjoy, the light is there and we can see things because of the light. Right, but it is fulfilling the command of also Pamela Johanna, it's submitting to what Allah has commanded it to do, was to shine light. And then the night comes, the sun goes and hides on the other side of the earth. And the night is there and we see darkness, that is all from Allah subhanho wa Taala is command everything is following the will of Allah. But we as human beings have the choice

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to follow,

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to follow fully, to follow partially to sway every now and then come back, to leave completely the dean to come in to the dean, everyone has that choice. And Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed us with that intellect, no other creation got it. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala here highlights the fact that

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we've been given that choice to make a decision whether we will be upon this Deen or not. And here, don't forget, it's sort of to show how it all so those poets, those followers, or those people, at the time of the various different prophets had the choice, they were given the choice by their messenger and the messengers never threatened them, never forced them, never gave them any punishment from them own from their own self. The punishments that did come to them came from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and Allah made that clear as we discussed a few nights ago that Allah subhanho wa Taala never sent or sorry, none of the prophets or messengers punished their people

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rather the punishment came from Allah subhana wa tada

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in verses 10 to 22 a lot of goes into you know, he transitions and talks about the life of Musa Allah has sent them and fit around. And he asks Moosa sorry, fit I want to ask musala his setup about his sin? What was the sin of Moosa? What did he do?

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He killed someone, right? He committed murder, and he killed someone. He didn't actually intend to do it. That was the thing. So he saw two people disputing. And they were fighting, fighting amongst themselves. And he went and tried to, you know, resolve the issue and the person that he thought was was wrong. He You know, he turned around in this dispute, there's, you know, argument fighting, going back and forth. And he punched him one punch. just killed him.

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That's it. And musala has sent him from that he got you know, he was scared. And that's why Masada is and I'm left. Prior to that. Where was he staying?

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He was staying within a home. He was in the home of Freetown. He was raised by their own right, his mother put him into that basket or whatever it was that floated into the water and it flowed over and he was taken as a child and brought into the house of the Federal, the Federal. And so he was raised in the house of the person who wanted to hunt down this child who would be the person to come in

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to come in

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not defend, challenge fit our own. And so last panel with Allah made it so that Moosa had a Sam was a baby and went and ended up living in the house of the fit around himself being protected in the home of the Pharaoh. So Allah subhana wa tada here highlights in these verses.

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The dialogue between Iran and Moosa Allah, his center, and how he asks him about his sin and what he did. And he's like, you were raised in my home, and then you left. And he's like, Yes, I committed this thing and, you know, worried for my situation, I left he fled. And then verses 23 to 28, Musa alayhis salam proves a loss of bandwidth and his greatness when he's talking to fit around. He tells him about a loss of handling with Allah tells him about the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. What does he say?

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Pharaoh said to Pharaoh and said, and what is the Lord of the worlds and musante has responded and said, The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that's that comes between them? If you should be convinced, then the phenomenon asks him again.

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Do you not here right? He's asking the people that are there Don't you hear what he's saying? And Moosa has sent them says, your Lord and the Lord have your first forefathers. Right? Meaning that the ways that you're following the people that you're following their Lord was a last kind of went to Hana as well. And then the phenomenon says, indeed, your messenger, who has been sent to you is mad meaning Moosa has sent out and he you know, you're you don't know what you're talking about here. Right?

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Now, musala, Hassan says, Lord of the east, and the West, and all that comes between them, if you were to reason if you were to think and understand, right, so he's trying to convince musala instead of with the greatness of Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah.

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Then from verses 29 to 48, musante has sent him he now you know, is going through this dialogue with Iran, and he takes his his stuff and he throws his stuff on the ground. Right? And what happens to it?

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It turns into a snake. So he's given this ability, this miracle from Allah subhanho wa Taala. What else is he What else does he do? I must pan with Allah tells him put your right hand under your left right under your left arm, basically put it under your arm and then take it out and it will glow glow bright and white, right? And so that was another miracle that Allah subhana wa tada had given him. So he shows us to Moosa had a sorry Musa Allah has sent him shows it to fit on, and then fit our own summons, the best magicians, the top magicians and he calls them and ask them to come. So they come.

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When they gather musala has sent him obviously he you know, wants to see what they have to present. So they take the ropes and they throw it on the ground and the ropes turn into you know, serpents, and then moose Allah has sent them you know, shows them his miracle he takes his staff and throws it on the ground. And as soon as they see this miracle for Moosa Allah has sent them they know that this is not magic, there's no optical illusion, there's no way that this can actually be a solid item like this turns into a snake just like that by touching the ground. And so they completely submit to Allah Subhana Allah and they fall down and they prostrate they bow down to Allah subhanho

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wa Taala.

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And then fit around is extremely upset by this. Now he gets really upset. And what does he say? Right? He's debating with the people now the magician's he called them he summoned them to come in to prove musala his son I'm wrong. But now Moosa has shown further on that even the people that you call I proved I proved all of them wrong. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us here in the example of Musa SNM how these magicians, they, they don't care what what the phone says. And he says, I'm going to cut off your opposite limbs, and then I'm going to crucify you. And they say, Okay, so what?

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That's the it's the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala is for that to happen, it's going to happen, right? They don't care. They absolutely don't care what it says. They are completely convinced that what Masada has sent them has shown them is the truth. And then also kind of what goes on in those next verses from 49 to 68, is what we were just discussing 69 to 89 is the is the story of Ibrahim. So after you know Fidel and threatens them, then they go off obviously the army is following Musan his followers and then they reach the Red Sea and the Red Sea is part of it. And Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about it in detail. You can read through it in sha Allah, it's very easy. If you read

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through the English, it's very easy for you to understand the translation.

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We move on to verses 69 to 89 where Ibrahim Allah has sent them is now having the dialogue with his father. So you see a last panel of China's highlighting the dialogue

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Write the dialogue of what's happening here. The first story was Moosa and Fiona and then the magician's and the dialogue of what's happening. Now it's Ibrahim, Allah has sent him and his father. And so very beautiful verses that Ibrahim Allah has sent him, you know, he's telling his father and recite to them the news of Abraham, when he said to his father and his people, what do you worship? What do you worship? Right? They said, We worship idols and remain to them devoted. He said, Do you hear? Sorry? Do they hear when you supplicate? Can those idols hear, right?

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Or do they? Do they benefit you? Or do they harm? Can they do anything at all? They can't hear? They can't send you anything. They can't even hurt you if you do something wrong, what benefit you know, are you getting from these idols? They said, but we found our fathers doing this. We found our you know, forefathers doing this. So we continue to do it. He said, Then do you see what you have been worshipping you and your ancient forefathers? Indeed they are enemies to me except the Lord of the worlds who created me and He it is Who guides me and it is he who feeds me and gives me drink. Right. I lead the Halekulani for who is Dean, one lady who are you to ngoni weilerstein and when I'm

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ill, it is he who cures me and he who causes me to die and then brings me to life. So he's using very simple examples, extremely simple examples with the people. But the wording that he's using, right is mentioned in the book. And so here remember the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling all of this to who?

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To the Christ to the machine. Right? So the wording is beautiful and powerful. Right and they're hearing this is like it sounds like poetry if you read it, he read it like you know step by step.

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I love the funnel Connie film lady in one leg even while Mooney Weinstein, why Eva Marie to film is feelin one Lenny, you me Tony.

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You're in. It sounds nice. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is talking to the poet's right, trying to show them that Listen, this is not poetry. This is actually a Divine Word from Allah subhanho wa Taala, the Book of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So even on him Allah has sent him communicates with his people and his father and tell them that their way is wrong. Then in verses 78 to 82 he goes on to list the fevers of Allah subhanho wa Taala as we just went through verses 83 to 89 Ibrahim Allah has sent out mix due to Allah subhanho wa Taala Hannah, and here something very interesting happens. He makes to our heart to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he says,

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My Lord, grant me authority and join me with the with the righteous. And if you skip down to did you do to verse number 86, and forgive my father, and forgive my father? What did we say about asking for forgiveness? For those who passed away? Who were non Muslim?

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Can't do that. Right? Is Ibrahim Allah has sent his father still alive? When he's saying this? Yes. So he's making this to Holland and his father is still alive. But the scholars of Tafseer say, regardless of whether this was permissible or not permissible during that time, because we know that the Shetty changes, but the, the IP that remains the same. So the scholars have to say here, he's actually only asking Allah Subhana Allah to forgive his father for what he did to him in terms of telling him he's going to stone him or you know, burn him and so on and so forth. So he's only asking Allah subhanho wa Taala, about that actual incident where his father threatens him and tells

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him to get out and so on. Right? Allah, Allah Subhana, Allah knows best.

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So he makes this dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he asks Allah subhana wa Taala to, you know, grant him peace of mind peace of heart to remain upon the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala then a lot of transitions into the story of Noah Hannah has sent him and his people and how his people threatened to stone him and then a lot of transitions into huit and the people of add and sila and thermo, the new Han his people, and then also candlelight And in verse number 195, I know I just skipped through but because you could just read it. The point is we're going to get to the the actual highlights here, we're almost Pendleton and verse 195 mentions that the Quran is in plain

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Arabic. The Quran is in plain Arabic, it's not revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Hebrew or Aramaic or some different language that he can't understand.

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It was revealed to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a language that he understood the language that he could communicate in, even though he couldn't read and he couldn't write, he was still very powerful in the Arabic language. And we know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was given Joe Amir al cannon, the ability to say something that had such a powerful meaning, but with the use of just a few words. And this was someone who was illiterate, could not read, could not write, but Allah subhanho wa Taala sent him the Quran and he mentioned

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be the son in our being moving very plain, very simple language, the Arabic language.

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And then in verses 196 to 199, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, or he mentions,

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sorry, it was mentioned to the previous nations

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versus 196 to 198.

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Is that we mentioned to the previous nations, and they had their books and they had their scriptures. So Allah subhana wa tada highlights again at the end of the surah. We gave you the Quran in Arabic, we gave it to the previous nations in the languages that they understood, we gave it to them in scriptures as a whole, but Allah subhanho wa Taala said at the very beginning of this sort of what that we gave you this course on how in stages, so we gave it to you in stages, why so that you can understand you can reflect and you can go through life lessons, step by step, understanding what is mentioned, by Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran, verses 200 to 227. Allah subhanho wa

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Taala talks about the mushy kin and how those poets, those poets who were addressing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they know absolutely nothing about what they claim and what they're stating of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that these are just words and he's merely a poet himself. He doesn't know what he's talking about. This is just powerful poetry. No, it's not. These are words of Allah subhana wa tada that are divine. And I wanted to read through verses 224 to 227 in Charlottetown, almost kind of China says and the poet's only the Divi eaters will follow them.

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Now I must have kind of Medina is talking about those poets at that time. And then we'll see what he says about poetry in general.

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Allah says only the poets sorry, the poets, the deviator, is those who are deviated from Allah subhanho wa Taala his path they will follow him, Do you not see that in every Valley they roam, and that they say what they do not do? So poets sometimes will write things and say things about every other thing on earth. They'll talk about the trees, talk about the light and talk about martial law, the beautiful colors coming from the sun and shining through and use analogies and talk about things in depth that sometimes when you read poetry, you don't understand I honestly, I have a hard time with poetry. Right? And I'm sure many of us do in high school here. What do they teach us

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Shakespeare, right? And how many of us pass it like we just pass? Right? Because we don't understand the language of it. And it's not interesting. We don't, it's not. It's just, you know, it's so many things of our last panel analysis, they talk about everything, and put it all together and talk about it. And sometimes they talk about things that they themselves don't do or don't even happen don't even exist, it's not reality. But what is the last panel attalla say in the last verse, except those poets who believe and do righteous deeds, and remember Allah often and defend the Muslims, basically, after they were wronged. And those who have wronged are going to know to what kind of

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return they will be returned. So Allah Subhana Allah clarifies what he's referring to here and not saying poetry is hot on poetry is permissible, but talk about things write about things speak about things that are liked and beloved to Allah palitana and continue to do righteous, good deeds. When you continue to do righteous deeds, you find yourself naturally inclined to poetry that is true and real. That's what it was for Hamlet. Tyler's highlighting here, that you continuously do righteous deeds, in the act of doing those righteous deeds, you find yourself in all with the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when you do that, then you write about it. You talk about the creation

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of a law, and you you know, you expand on how Allah subhanho wa Taala has created such beautiful things on Earth as a parallel I'm reminded of

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one of the famous Arab poets who died in 1902. very recent, very recent, right, she went through this transition in life where when she was born,

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Now this is in the mid 19, mid 1800s. Right? She was born. And it was a time where, what, even across Europe into the Middle East, you know, in the Americas as well, it was not common mainly in Europe, it was not common for women to work. It was not common for women to work, what women would do is so they would be seamstresses right they would sew. And that was pretty much the only type of job or profession that they would go into. And she would do when she was, you know, young, she didn't want to sell. She didn't want to sell. She wanted to become educated, go to school, learn, learn language, she was interested in language, she was interested in writing and, and, and poetry

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and so on. And to fast forward it, she ended up doing that her father, you know, told the mother because she would always argue with her mother, a mother would tell her go and so and she would always argue with her. And the father said, I'll look after this daughter, right, because they had three daughters. I'll look after this one. And I'll educate her and pay for teachers and so on. And so Pamela, she got to know language. And she wrote in Arabic, she wrote in Turkish, she wrote and wrote in Persian books and poetry. But then she went through a number of life experiences.

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Those life experiences meant her father died, her husband died, right. And she had a daughter, her daughter's name was Bill Hader. And her daughters of Panama, right, ended up having cancer and died by the age of I think 12.

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And then she stopped writing, at least at a time when he as she stopped writing. She stopped, you know, composing and stuff for a long time for a number of years. And it was only after a few years that her friends started talking to her about a last panel with Allah, the greatness of the last panel with Hannah. And she used to write about that as well. But she used to write about it, just like the poet's would write about anything and everything. But then she transitioned into writing and the scholars have, you know, literature, they say, that's when her writing became real. That's when her writing became powerful. Because she was writing about the signs of a loss of power with

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data, she was writing about what was what was true, and, and in depth, the, the words went in so much depth. And that's an example of real life, recent example of someone who died, you know, just over 100 years ago, who went through that transition as well, and shows us an example of what Allah subhana wa tada is talking about, that they, they, they don't just write about poetry, but they start to live more connected with Allah subhanho wa Taala, that their poetry really comes to life. And that's a live example of someone who's very recent, and a female from amongst this woman, so we always highlight men. And so now we highlighted a sister in Sharla, Tad sunopta number, this is the

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source of the ads, and we'll go through it very quickly, we're only going to cover the first less than 58. So it shouldn't take long and short a lot of time.

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Sooner to number is the sort of the ends. And in this sort of awesome handle, which if we skip to verses 17 and 19. Also panaway to Allah highlights the life of Deadwood and Salima and how they would insert a man as father and son doubt was the father. So the man was the Son, Allah subhanho wa Taala had given them gifts, miracles, or blessed them with the ability to do certain things. One of those things was the ability to hear and understand some of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that would Allah has sat down with the mountains and with the birds, he would, you know, be busy with the remembrance of Allah subhana wa Tada. Then Solomon, the son of the Buddha had his setup, he

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was given the ability to understand the language of many of the creations of Allah subhana wa tada and not just the birds, but the ants and the birds as well. And the jinn and, you know, different creations of Allah subhana wa Tada. And so he could understand them and communicate with them.

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Now, there's an incident here that or a story that is brought up in sort of two namin. And it's a story of the end, and how when Sulayman alayhis salaam and his army, were going forth, right? They were going forth, they came across a valley, and that was basically where there were a lot of ants. And so there was an ENT, who was outside of the anthill. And she realized that Sulayman Allah has sent him and his army were coming. So it called out to all of the other ends, she called out to the other ends and told the ends go back inside your anthills go into the ground, because Sulaiman alayhis salam is coming with his army and you might be trampled over and you know, be stepped down.

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So the man Allah has sent I've heard that he heard that little end, and he stopped the entire army.

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And he turns and makes dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala for the blessings that he's given him for the blessings that he has granted. Sulaiman, Allah His center. Now, how many of us, you know, thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for something so small, like an ant was worried about the life of the other ants. And so Suleiman alayhis salam stopped his entire army, that literally was the army and his kingdom that would conquer lands, he stopped the whole army, because of what we think is an insignificant, insignificant little insect. And we discussed this the other day, when we said we're sitting in the mustard, right? And we're learning the word of Abbas

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accountable with Allah. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us the Hadith authentic hadith of how those who sit in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala and learn this Deen the angels, they lower their wings upon us. So each and every one of us right now, the angels are lowing lowering their wings upon us. What does that signify, that signifies security and safety, that you're safe right now you're protected. Here we are under the divine protection of Allah subhanho wa Taala the angels are looking after us. And for those of us that set our doorbell when we left home,

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the angels are protecting us from the time that we left our home. And we're sitting here in our home in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they're looking after our home as well and everything is protected for us right now you're sitting here and while we're sitting here and we're in the protection of a loss of Hannah Montana by the angels, lowering their wings on us just like a bird a mother bird lowers its wings upon the you know, the little chicks that are inside the nest. You're protected, those little birds are protected. Allah subhana wa tada also is forgiving us because the prophets have a long way to send themselves says even the fish in the sea. And the end in the Anto

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is asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for our forgiveness.

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And this is the sort of the end.

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And so while we're sitting here, the ends the fish and all the other creation of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah are seeking our forgiveness. And that's amazing. You know, that is just really, really powerful. How this little insignificant at that usually we spray around our houses to keep them away from the house. They ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive us when we're sitting here in the masjid, seeking the knowledge of this Deen. And so soon a man and his Salaam stopped his entire army for those assets so they can retreat and go into their homes.

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to fast forward, this one shot a lot of Thailand, verses 21 to 2020 and 21. So when a man realizes that there's a bird missing, this bird is the hobo. Right? You can Google it. It's a type of bird with a long beak, right? It's a hobo. This bird is known for finding water under the ground, so Sulaiman alayhis salam would use the bird and the bird would go and find wherever there's water under the ground, then he would tell the workers of his from the gym to go and dig up the ground and expose the water basically allowing the water to surface so they can consume this water. So he finds that this bird the hobo is missing. And he's like, Where's this hobo? How come he's missing? Right?

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And he actually threatens the hobo. If you read through it, you'll see the wordings of one of those very powerful, he says, I'll even you know slaughter it if it doesn't come. Now some of the scholars of Tafseer meant said that what he meant by this was he would pluck its feathers out right Allah Subhana Allah knows best we leave that up to a lot. So it returns to, to Sulaiman. Allah has sent out this hobo after receiving the news that sent a man was upset with him. And it comes to Suleiman and he tells us what a man he has a reason. He has a valid reason why he was missing. He says I found the people of Southern

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right, the people of Southern and they have a queen there. And this Queen, the Queen of Sheba, basically, this Queen who's known as bilities.

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Her and her people, they worship the sun.

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Cinema now is interested, right? We're going to go there and we're going to spread the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Solomon alayhis salam, he writes to her, he writes her a letter. And in that letter, he you know basically begins with the word of Allah subhana wa Tana and invites her to submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala. She takes this letter reads it, reads it to her advisors, calls her advisors and tells them I need your advice with this. I need to

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Consult with you and ask you what I should do with regards to this situation.

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So she decides to send Solomon and he has Salama gift. And she sends him a gift. When these messengers bring the gift to Solomon and he has said, he is not impressed. He's not impressed because he did not want this wealth or money. That's not what he was after. He was after spreading the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala, and the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala to this nation, and having them stop worshipping the sun. And so

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so in a manner Allah has sent him he is not pleased, doesn't accept it, and tells them we're going to march 4, and we're going to come to you.

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Then as soon as those messengers go back to the queen bees, and you know, they're gone. Unless Hannah Montana allows Sulaiman to use his workers from the jinn. And he set asks, he asks his helpers, who can go and take the throne of this Queen of Sheba and bring it to us. So one of the jinn, he says, I'm powerful, I'm capable of doing it, he goes, and he actually gets the throne of hers, she had left her land to come and meet Solomon to try and plead with him. And after she left, he took the throne and brought it back within the blink of an eye.

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And so the man has it places it in a place in a way and he asks them to change some of the change some of the look of this throne of this Queen, right? So he's testing her to see if she's going to recognize her throne. And so she comes, she's greeted by Solomon, Allah has sent him

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and Solomon Anna has sent out a test, sir to see if she would recognize this throne. And she sees it and she's like, blown away. She's like, Wow, this is amazing. It's, it's just, it's surreal. Right? It's just a beautiful throne. And she lifts up her cloak, right to go over it because she thought it was she thought it was water. It was clear, but it was glass. You know, when you look at pictures of you know,

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the Maldives for example, the water is crystal clear. You can see right through the bottom of it. I know because I've seen water like that. I go to beaches all the time when I travel, right. And so you see through the water, she thought that Okay, I'm going to walk through the water. So she lifted up her her gown exposing some of her leg, but she ends up walking out and it's nothing, it's just polished, crystal clear glass. And so she's amazed that she is so amazed by it and recognizes that this is actually her throne. And then she submits to Allah subhanho wa Taala and

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worships Allah subhanho wa Taala and leaves her ways. So we ask Allah subhana wa tada to make it easy for us to read over this story and many of the other verses that we've gone through in the Quran that are going to be recited tonight, during Salatu tarawih. And we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to make it easy for each and every one of us to understand the Quran, and to give more time and devotion towards understanding the verses of the Quran that are mentioned there in and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to forgive each and every one of us and to accept our fasts and to make it easy for us to benefit and maximize from the rest of this month of Ramadan. Meanwhile, some of our

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Salah more Vatican and Amina Mohammed Ali Hassan, he was