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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam to steamer along Allah in Milena Illuma eliminating the content of anyone Hakeem Allahumma eliminare May and founder and founder of the Mount Olympus Anna was in there in my local revisit near Alma Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh, who are hamdulillah Welcome back for those coming back and welcome for those coming for the first time cello. We're going to continue with this examination of some of the verses that Imam Al Ghazali determined we're at the essence of the Quranic narrative, but before we do that I wanted to

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introduce many of you might know this, but it's a very beautiful dua all the prophets Allah SM supplications are beautiful but this one has a particular

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just beauty to it that

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is really worth learning and the profit slice and encourage people to learn it.

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It's a do that Imam

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Imam Muhammad middle handbell, what are they like I know relates in his Musnad and the do as Allahumma which is

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is calling on Allah subhanaw taala to Allah Allahu Allah in Nia Abacha we will not Abacha we will not ama Tikka now sia TV a DECA milden fi HK Mocha, I didn't fear for the hookah Rocha be policemen who are like us some made to be enough SEC or Anzahl to houfy keytab Bica or olemme to Adam and hello pika. I was thought to be the Elmer baby indica antigen or por un or ber can be one or a Saudi with G la whose name where they have a HMI

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so sadhaka rasool Allah is like they said um, so these two are is a dua that is used

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for the Quran, and it's there's a lot of secrets in this do I have but it begins saying

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there's an ad tear off there's an acknowledgement of your obedience to Allah Subhana Allah to Anna and, and the fact that you not only are a servant of Allah, but you're the son of a servant of Allah, and you're the son of a maid servant of Allah subhanaw taala. So there's an acknowledgement getting back to that Quranic injunction on that to Buddha rabuka Lydia heracleum within a mill public home that he created you and those who came before you. So we are in this chain of creativeness. So I am your servant or your slave, the son of Your servant, the son of your maidservant, nausea, tibia, deca, the nasiha is the forelock. Traditionally, it's something that you

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control animals with generally is it's something that

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but it's also hola hola Anna refers really also to the frontal lobe. This is really where the higher cognitive thinking occurs. And

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so that the nasiha is in your hands. One of the, in the traditional Muslim scholastic tradition, they had the tassels that came off the thornbush that you see in Western academia. That was actually to remind the chef when he graduated, they were given the thought of bush with that tassel, which was like the nasiha and the idea was to remind them that that Nausea is in the hands of Allah subhanaw taala and if you give a Helcom a judgment from ALLAH SubhanA wa Dannah you should be aware that hit sees you at any time. So you should be very vigilant in when you answer questions. I was once was chef Abdullah with the Cydia is a great, great scholar, one of the truly great onomah of

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Mauritania of this time, Rahim Allah Allah. He was the he was a student of Chef Muhammad and Amina Shin fealty. And he, the famous professor, he was from the tribe of Tisha Kennett, the famous tribe in Mauritania known for knowledge. In fact, the Mauritanian sailor animal Jack, any knowledge is from Tisha Kenneth, but he

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he was a brilliant, brilliant scholar who,

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who was once I was with him at the Sharia court in Abu Dhabi, because I used to spend time with the the Mufti is and with the product was chef aftershave. And it was I was very young in my early 20s. But I remember these two men came from Egypt, and they want to ask a question and bought up and it was a complicated thing. So chef Mohammed, Abdullah Will siddik who was a very he was most happy in his fatwa. He said, Come back tomorrow and I'll give you an answer. And why

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One of the Egyptians looked at me and he said, Dad, you're out of haga. Like, does he know anything? Because they're so used to people answering immediately. So the idea that somebody actually wanted to think about it and was just completely uncommon for them, and I said to the man in the beholder, so

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that reminder is very important that we can be taken any time in our lives more than Fiat mocha. Your judgment, your Hohokam is what will occur nothing else in terms of my life. It's your Hohokam, whatever Allah has decreed, and he's al Hakim, and he's al Hakim. So he's both the ruler but he's also the wise. And that's both related to Hongkong. It's also related to the outcome. In fact, we have speaking of nausea, in the the joke AMA, or the Hakama. If you google this, you'll see it is actually a type of halter that's used to control the horse. And it comes from Hakima because of the Spanish got it from Andalusi. And then they brought it to the Americas. So it was a unique Arabian

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halter that still used people that know about horses. I didn't fear pada Oka. Just is your judgment. What your Poddar and there's hidden about other and Uppada which one is the preexistent? Which one is the is the the one that's implemented in the world, but these are semantical differences largely so that I don't feel okay. Whatever you have decreed for me is just and the reason for that is because Allah Subhana Allah to Allah is an adult. He he cannot. His his attribute is justice. He cannot be unjust. He's also a Rahman Rahim, Allah for Allah dude. He's also has mercy. So these, these are two, they're not contradictory. They're working based. These attributes will manifest to

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us based on how we behave, if we're constantly demanding justice, and Allah will judge us by that accord. If we want forgiveness, if we're happy, showing mercy to others, or humble Mumford, or Johan Coleman for summer, have mercy on those on earth and the one in heaven will have mercy on you. Well, you could also say, I did remember the month of

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the recommend for summer, like you be just with people on Earth, and God will be just for you in heaven. So justice is important. It's it's it's a beautiful attribute of a ruler. But in human interactions between one another in a community, you want more mercy than you want justice. And there's a there's a play by Shakespeare called The Merchant of Venice, which is about this conflict and Christianity between the Jewish trope of being a religion only of justice without mercy, and then the Christian being a religion of mercy that overrides justice. And so they're, they're both important, but the point here is that whatever comes, it's going to be just, and this is about

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things that happen to you, that you might not like, I don't feel about Luca. So for whatever comes, we have to see that Allah is He He is our Moloch and Moloch can do whatever he wants with his property. He can do whatever he wants, and you cannot claim that he's oppressed you or he's wronged you, because you belong to Allah subhana wa Tada. So I didn't feel Padalka. I said, they could be equally as men who Aleca I'm asking you buy with the esteana, or with the name, every name that is yours.

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Some made to be enough sick that you have called yourself, oh Anzahl to houfy Tabetha. Or that you have revealed in your book. Some of the Otama have worked out there's there's about 121 Names of God in the Quran. The 99 are the famous names that are related in the Hadith Manasa duckula agenda. But if you go into the HDF, archive names, like Ha the, for instance in for young adults, and there's a few laugh about that, about words that Allah uses a verb then Can Can, can the name be taken out of that to give it a name of Allah. So but that the actual names of Allah are unknown to us the number

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oh LM to a Honda minhang Pika or you taught anyone from your creation and some of the onomah derived from

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There's that even people that aren't prophets can might be given a name that

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that is, Allah reveals to them always thought to be Heafy, Elmer Arabia and DECA or you it's a name that you have kept hidden inside this unseen realm. So you've you kept it for yourself.

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So you're asking through all of these, for what? And to Jana Khurana and it's often recited unto the Quran and Alima Robbie Appleby, the spring of my heart.

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Which means that which brings my heart to life. In Allah, here are the bad mot, Allah brings the earth back to life after it's dead. There are spiritual deaths of the heart, but just like that, you can have a type of defibrillation you can you can have a cardioversion. A spiritual cardioversion. So, in medicine when somebody's heart stops or if they go into like a

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type of ventricle fibrillation is very dangerous.

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They can do this cardioversion where they, they basically introduce electricity, which is energy into the heart to get it to back to its

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its normal rhythm. Well like that. Their spiritual cardioversion Allah can literally

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take a dead spiritual heart. And I'm saying literally and bring it back to life. And and there's a beautiful one of the most extraordinary Hadees in my estimation, is a Hadith of OBEY Him and cab when he actually had, he had momentary doubt. This is called a Hapa. So it's not he's not doubting, because he was a believer, but he actually heard some people and this is an imam retable Hadees collection of the Sahaba he heard some people reciting the Quran and it was different from the way the prophets lie Sam had taught him and he's one of the Great Quran reciters obey have been calm. So he, he hears it and then he here's another one and it's different. And he said, Where did you get

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that reading from me? They said the prophets Allah is and taught us so he he takes them to the prophet and he said, Yeah, Rasul Allah, these men are reading the Quran different from the way you taught me. And so, the prophets it Sam said, he told them, and they recited he said, that's the way I taught them. Because Attica sounds like it came down like that, and then OBEY HIM in Cobb.

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When he said that he had this, he said, it came to him some some doubt in his heart. And it's very clear in the commentaries that this is not doubt of Eman. It was like a Hatha that came into his heart it was from the bliss it was vice versa. And this is very important. There's a very important distinction between what's wasa and between your own inner what's called Hadith or neffs, Hadith enough's. And what's worse are two different things. So you can have thoughts that are very foul that are horrible that you don't like these, you should see them. And I mentioned this earlier, that, you know, Dr. Cleary talked about the uninvited guest and the host, you have to distinguish

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between the thoughts that are uninvited into your heart. They just come in as uninvited guests, and you have to dispel them. And so he had this and then he said, the Prophet saw what was what had come over him like some kind of something a spiritual state, and he struck him in his chest. And he said it was is as if I saw God before me in complete all.

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And his extraordinary Hadith like he suddenly had like, like an enlightenment.

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And he's, he's one of the most important people for transmitting the Quran. But the prophet did a type of like, a type of cardioversion, a spiritual cardioversion on him, which is quite stunning. The prophets Isom, also a man once came to him, complaining about his heart and the Prophet put his hand on his heart and he said in the coming food, you have some heart trouble. And he said, Go to Hadith in Canada, who was the great Yemeni physician who'd studied in June Disha. Poor in Iran, with the traditional he studied in the medical school in Persia. So he was one of the few Arab doctors so the Prophet I think, was like scan. He was doing like a like an echocardiogram with his hand and and

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then referred him to the specialist. So Allah, Allah it was,

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in any case,

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make the Quran that the spring of my heart it's such a beautiful day.

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Ah, bring my heart to life with this book. We're Nora Saudi, and make it the light of my breast of my chest, make it the light of my chest. You know, alumna sha Allah casada rock you know that there's an in Shara and Nora, as you know spreads out so make it this this radiating light within my breasts. Would you let our Hosni there's also a rewire Gela Hosni and the difference between the twos is subtle but it essentially has the same meaning. It has a Fatah Jalla Jalla. Hosni, then it's cash if it's too easy action to uncover. If it's Gela, whose knee then it's, it's the mother hip, it's the the hub, it's the to make it go. So one has to uncover the others to make it go. So they

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essentially have the same meaning so that you'll see that both related Gela Hosni wa Jalla was with the harbor HMI and the removal of my anxiety and hum is very interesting because the prophets I said m said.

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humble nostril haram, that stress and this is what I really think this word if we translated today would be stress. That's the word we use.

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Hum is whatever is preoccupying you it's what's really troubling your mind.

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It's what you're thinking about. It's what's occupying your thoughts and when people are stressed out, then they have home. So the home is the prophets. I said I'm said and humble, most full haram. Stress is half of aging. And you can see people when they go through very trustful, stressful situations. You can see them within one year, it's as if they've aged 10 years, many people have seen this and experienced this people's hair turns gray, they grow they go bald, just from from so much stress. So stress really can age people. And that's the releasing I mean, we know all now about free radicals and all these things but the province I sat down was really a stress free individual

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because he had complete trust in Allah subhana wa Donna and because this dua which he recited often was answered obviously. So the Quran would remove his is

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a handy so that's

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something to think about. It's a beautiful dua though and I would recommend it. I mentioned you know, I wanted to do a little bit on the the MATA ads because I didn't talk about them. So one of the really unusual aspects of the Quran is that it begins if we see al Fatiha as really what introduces the Quran and in fact, it's it's a sub anima Thani it's it's the seven verses that really is centralized the Quran itself. So the whole message of the Quran is in surah 10 Fatty which is why we recite it every day. And it was one of the earliest sources given some say it's the third Surah The first was F Cara, the second was Madatha and the third was in Fatiha. There's other say that it

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was revealed later. And and some of the owners say it's not

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it's not out of the out of the idea that it was actually revealed twice to the Prophet because of its importance. So the the Fatiha really opens the book Bismillah R Rahman Rahim there's a big debate. I mentioned that about whether or not that's from the Quran.

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Everybody agrees that it's from the Quran in surah.

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An anchor boat

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so everybody agrees that it's an ayah in the Quran, but is it an eye

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at each one of these? And some of the other must said that it was a fossil and that was Mr. Maddox opinion, Mr. Maddox said

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and this is audiobook or even an Arby's opinion and he's reiterating what Imam Milani said that the proof that it's not from the Quran is that there's a FTF about it. He said that that is just a proof because the Quran there's no data off about it. It's yeah, sorta nemid in the home in Saudi man when her Bismillah R Rahman Rahim in the letter that was sent to

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to suit a man from the Queen of Sheba.

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Elif Lam, Meem and

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then you have what's called the med the last Mr. Harvey here. So, the, the module we don't have a mnemonic that they give which is come awesome knuckles, how much of the acid has diminished? So those are the calf, the meme,

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the eye in the scene, the lamb, the noon, the coffin the sod so those all have the med which is

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Sithara cut.

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So when you recite the hydrophone Mata adds, the ones high attire, those have just the normal Med, but these have six so LF has the normal med Edie for

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what do they mean? Well, what's interesting about the huddle one mock up that I mean, to me, what fascinates me and I haven't seen this in the Tafseer. But all of them have a certain are in agreement that they mean something.

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What they mean is they say aloha annum, some of them. And even a bass is one of them said that they're actually letters that indicate words. So for instance, the Arabs and jalahalli the Arabs, one of the things that

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ashore says in his

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career within we're which is great Tafseer one of the things he says in there is that he said the Arabs were known for their intelligence. They're very brilliant people. And they had an incredible gift with words. And one of the things that they did was they would speak with letters. So for instance, and they give the example and this is from as a judge, the great grammarian he says, It's not far fetched that these are literally words, because

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the Arabs would say things like, go to the happy for the Takata to the cough. So I said to her stop, so she said cough, which means what cough too, so she used a letter to say a word. So some of them say like, Eddie flam meme is Anna, Hola, animal like, and some say it's hola Gibreel. So the lamb is for Jabril and then meme is for Muhammad. These are all you'll find them in the come the commentaries

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even out of the

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event ashore mentions this even out to be actually says that they're names of angels. And so when you say them, the angels respond because they want to hear the Quran recited so it's like calling angelic presence because the prophesy centum said that the angels want to hear the Quran and actually travel the Earth. Just like we look up at the sky and see stars, the angels look at the Earth and they see places where the kicker is being made, those are like stars for them, and then they'll go to those places. So the Mahkota are very important. They've put the people have attempted to see how many of the Mahkota ads, how many sentences you could get from them. And there's only a

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few but one of them is that has all the mock up that is not soon Hakeem on Apotheon Lajos holster, this is a absolute pneus a text from God, that that is wise. And there's a secret in it. So that so that contains all of the Mahkota there are 14 letters in the Mahkota as they show up in 29 sources. Now what's interesting about that is it's half of the Arabic letters. And and yet the number of sources they're in is the number of Arabic letters there are. And so it's almost as if, when the Quran is coming in to language because we have to remember that the eternal Quran that when we talk about a Quran of Kadeem and I'm only using this as terylene, because generally the ultimate say this

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should not be said unless you're teaching.

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That when we say the Quran, is cut on a lot of theme. It is the eternal word of God. It is not the letters or the the most half that we have here. It's the eternal meanings. And it's as if here you have these letters are taking form as they come into meaning. And one of the things and I'll talk about this in sha Allah, when Allah subhana wa Donna says Tata Docomo mineral be Hemara Bihar Kadima tin, there's a plethora of even cathedra it says Tharaka dama. So Adam is Mr. Olympia he it's actually the object of that mineral, he can Emad tune. And so the Kitimat is the

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but more for because it's the in that case, it's actually the fat. And so it's saying, and the power of this is that meaning is there are two things happening in meaning there's meaning coming to you. And then there's meaning that you are perceiving. So what that those two could indicate is that meaning is not limited to a perspectival approach. In other words, it's not subjective. This is the whole modern philosophical madness, that everything is just in your head, that there's nothing that you can know except what's in your head. What that AI is indicating in its to occur is that there is a relational

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there is a relation between meaning, which is real, and between the one who is decoding the meaning, who is also real. And it's Allah subhanaw taala that's facilitating that, through this extraordinary bringing these two things together, which is this world that he's created that is all of his to Juliet, and then the human being, which is

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divinely created, in order to recognize all of the attributes and the names of Allah subhana wa Tada and see Allah subhana wa anus creation, as as this incredible epiphany of divine reality that Allah is revealing himself to his creation through the Onnum. Through the world, that Arnhem in Arabic is called, is small Allah, it's the the noun of instruments, so the world is an instrument to know God. That's why it's from the route that Alima which is to know, so the world is the means by which Allah is enabling us to know Him. And so it comes into language, and language, according to to many of our OMA is totally for you, when Allah said Allah, Adam and asthma, that that He taught Adam the names,

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it meant that that God gave us he's imprinted in us the ability to articulate reality. And that, that our articulation of it if it's true, it corresponds with reality. If it's false, it doesn't. And so, this is the book it begins Eddie Flagg

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me name that he can keytab. And then the book comes, it's the meanings come to us that book Lowri fi hotellin, with topping or Lowri Buffy, who delden metalcon. And this is the beauty of this. This is the nature of the Wilco and one of the most amazing things about the Quran to me, the willco for HD Hadia. So there are some will prove that you can't stop on by consensus. But many of the will Cove there are different ways that you can stop. And it'll change the meaning completely. And so there's this inexhaustible potential for meaning in the book of Allah. And this is why Arabic was so important to be the vehicle for this last message, because Arabic is uniquely positioned amongst the

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languages to contain all of these possibilities. And that's why the it's inexhaustible. Muslims will always find new meanings in the book of Allah. Somebody asked if at all my what was the best?

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What was the best way to understand the Quran, he said, time, it's just time is going to reveal all of the the miracles of this book. And so fee who dealt in muta pin in it is guidance for the conscientious and but I one of the things I want to just say about the attack before we go on. And this is really amazing.

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The people have touched you, they're going to appreciate this. And if you don't get it, don't worry, but just understand it really is something extraordinary. So if I should quotes, the chef, which is the great

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book, by the famous Martini scholar is a machete. It's a book that all of our great scholars recognize has been an exemplary book, despite having some problems in some of the Tafseer. But it was later basically rewritten for the Sunni tradition by email Matt availbale. I mean, he took most of what was in the code chef and rewrote it for so more students learned from email MetaBase always commentary than they did but because chef is a really important book because it's a rhetorical analysis of the Quran. But he says here in the case chef Mahabharata, he had it for what they're called a wire sewer, and they're also called Full Attica sewer and

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A Abubakar on the line who said that

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liquidly Kitab and Sara was Sarah Quran Filati has sewer Every book has a secret and the secret of the Quran is these opening letters of the huddle for hijab. So he says men as smell haruf Who will notice for Asami horror film jam so it's half of the names of these hotels that we have these letters in here are by Tasha so there's 14 of that are found in the in the hotel one Mocha, and then he gives them well he'll le for lamb or meme or sod. whare what calf what ha What are y'all with ain't what bow was seeing what how well off when noon, and then he says feed this to sandwich Idina surah and added her roof and merge them and they're in 29 chapters based on the number of the

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letters in totality. So all of the meanings, these inexhaustible meanings of the Quran, are in 29 letters, half of those letters are in 29 sources. Now here's where it gets really interesting. So he says that those 14 contain half of all of the attributes of the huddle so all of the attributes of the huddle are there in those 14 but only half of them so what that means is so like for instance, you have Mimosa Mills for her Assad wood calf what how was seen what huh, so that's half of the mimosa. So the Mimosa letters, these are the attributes of the humps. So then he says, the matura has half allele for lamb will mean more raw will and will power off with YAHWAH noon, Manisha de

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that knows for her Elif wood calf will power off woman wellness for her a lamb with me Maura was sod what how would I mean was it what how would ya when noon woman and what Bucha news for her Assad what off woman and Moon Fatiha news for her le for lamb will mean more raw wood calf well how we'll aim was seen what a calf with yeah when noon woman and Mr Leanna sua fasade Warpath woman and Mr. Min and Mr. Vela Miss waha le for lamb would mean more rounded calf would How Would ya when he was seen what when noon woman joven AlFalah Miss for her off what? Watta? Right. So there's, there's that's the cutoff jet. Right? So he's saying that you have there at above what BA

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in that hotel Villa de la de carga MK Thora bellmouth Cora for Subhanallah the duck got physically che in Hickmott, Ohio. So he says they're all mentioned the ones that aren't there are throughout the entire Quran. And he said Glory be to the one whose wisdom is so refined. So that's something really unusual about those. Because I just can't imagine somebody would have ever

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worked that sat and worked all that out. But it's

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these this is called milk. You know, it's like the salt. But it's very fascinating. One of the things that

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some of the Adi Fein said is that Allah gives openings to these letters to the people, the closer you get to Allah, in fact,

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they've been, they've been assured says something really beautiful. He says that

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Allah has the oceans of knowledge. And the prophets are the valleys, and the scholars of the rivers. And so Allah gives from his oceans of knowledge, the valleys to the profits for salad odia to her right, and sell them in a summer a man. So so so so the the water comes, and then the profits give to the Allama what are the two MBAs so they inherit from the prophets from the valleys of water, not the oceans because they can't they can't contain the oceans.

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They can't contain the valleys but they get the rivers and then they give they become the reveal ads for the common people. The people that they become like they give the just enough for them to get their sustenance. So each group is getting a different

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amount of water, the amount that they can take without drowning.

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here we go. So hamdulillah that's

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I mentioned also Lithonia manana Bella, right. There's a lot of field effort.

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About the vibe, but it's definitely what? It's not material. So now, now that we can see things with electron microscopy, for instance, we don't consider that a vibe even though it's labeled subtle. It's not seen with the eye the vibe is something immaterial, according to our own AMA, where your chemo nassarawa Me Marzano homeopathy upon the in fact that none of us say that this is all of the info thoughts that Allah has obliged us to do and those that he's encouraged us as well because believers give a sadaqa to Burhan like charity is a proof of faith. And so it's also like what you should a husband supporting his family is also from this when we models up in our home, Yun football

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and I helped him while letting you know one of the mountains you get your take on mountains yet I'm in publica so those who believe in what was real to you, which is the Quran and what came before you. All the previous dispensations were Bella karate home, your pinion. And with the afterlife, they have certainty Yaqeen comes out of is the law. And this is why Allah is not it's not one of his attributes mochan he's not the one, Allah doesn't have your pain. Because the pain is, is it's something that you gain through experimentation is to love, you get your pain, like they say, you know, you you get burnt by the fire, you have the opinion that the fire burns. So that's not one of

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the names of Allah for that reason. And that's why we're told to worship Allah until the pain comes to us, which is death. Because that's the ultimate absolute certainty of the afterlife is once you're dead, everybody is going to be 100% Certain, and the atheists are going to it's going to be a tough day for people that rejected the truth, but they have their chance and they had their choice.

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And hamdulillah and then Allah talks about those who disbelieve in AlLadhina cafardo. So on Ali he more and or to homo, Eminem. tonder home, la Umino. So as for the ungrateful and this is a good translation that Dr. Koon is using because

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Kufa means to be ungrateful, so he put there together. As for the ungrateful, who refuse. So he's really getting both meanings of the word because when you just say, refuse or disbelieve, you're losing that essential meaning of what disbelief is about. It's about ingratitude to the One who created you. Muhammad Ali used to say that service to others is the rent that you pay to God for the space you occupy in this world. But the service to others is one way of serving God, but service to God and service to others, is the rent that we pay. So I would just add that addition but it's a it's a beautiful statement by the great Muslim boxer. And Chef Abdullah bin baya said he was a

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people's theologian, Muhammad Ali because he said that he spoke with real clarity about if you watch some of his arguments about why he believes in God, they're very powerful.

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A lot gave him a lot of inspiration, a lot of ammo Charlaine and I bless him

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so it's the same to them whether you warn them or not, they don't believe

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and that's why

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some people they they just will not believe you can show them everything. Hotham Allahu Allah Peruvian Hatha means to seal over something like a HUD I'm on a letter and the hard time is the stamp that used to seal something Hunter Mala Anna put over him wanna marry him. And there's a over there hearing about Sadie him his shower, and there's a covering over their eyes. What Oh, my that went all the way. So for them as a great torment. And I mentioned that last time about that amazing

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statement that Leopold vice Mohammed acid, wrote in his book about just seeing the hell that people are in women and nasty Maniapoto and Billahi Obioma are here. What's interesting about this is amongst humanity are those who say, we believe in Allah and the Last Day. What's really fascinating is if you look at the verses, Allah subhanaw taala took four verses to describe the believers, two verses to describe the disbelievers and 13 verses to describe the hypocrites. So it's it's very interesting the hypocrites are a very

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creature because the inward and the outward are disparate. They're not they're not. They're not the same. And everybody has some degrees with the exception of the purified the MBA and the Cydia porn and everybody has a degree of hypocrisy if you think you're free of hypocrisy, you're definitely a hypocrite. And I didn't say that that was Hassan boiserie he said, whoever feels free of hypocrisy, it's a sign he's a hypocrite. So if say not all mother could go to Hodeidah Ebenezer man and say, I swear to God, you have to tell me, am I one of the hypocrites that the prophets Allah is set him told you about? That's almost have an AHA pop. He was worried about being considered a hypocrite.

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And that's partly because invariably, we have we play different roles and we we have in our lives and our lives, and sometimes they're not always congruent us. So people, but if it's combat, or if it's, then you're dealing with HIPAA real hypocrites, and so there's there's a complete hypocrites, and then there's a whole spectrum of hypocrisy. So the manava caught us a complete hypocrite. When he speaks he lies when he makes promises, he breaks them either had to be the Tomita Han

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when he gets in a fight at the hospital, my fragile one, when he gets in a way though, if he makes a promise, he breaks it what either either handsome or fragile. If he if he gets in an argument, he starts using foul language. So these are all signs, if they're all four are in a person, they're just complete hypocrites. So, so we have to work on that all of us in our own cells and do that. So what what they do you have your own Allah Now Muhammad Musa in the Arabic language is to attempt something, you have your own Allah

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will Latina am they attempt to fool God? So they try to fool God? Well, Liliana. Well, Maya, that owner in foster home, while Maya Sharon, but they do not succeed in deceiving anybody but themselves. Now what's interesting, there's

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Imam Roush in his garage. It's Wilma, you had your owner in the un* zone. So they only are really attempting to deceive themselves. So it's, it's it's that thing of cognitive dissonance, that people they they have to believe. So they're going to try to

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convince themselves that, that they're actually doing this for good reasons and things like that. So there's a real self deception here. And in the end, self deception is exactly that. You're only deceiving yourself. In other words, if you really, really were honest with yourself, you would see the self deception. Yeah. So there's this kind of schizophrenic attitude. Well, Maya, Sharon, Maya, Sharon is really a beautiful word. The Arabs in modern Arabic use for the subconscious. When they translate Freudians psychology, they'll call it the leisure or, you know, it's under the shoulder. It's what you're not sensing. Shut out means to feel and share is poetry because the poet is

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somebody who feels more than other people. He has higher sensibilities, his sensibilities are heightened Shout Out is hair. Because

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it's a very subtle thing to touch when you touch the hair,

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and also because it spreads out so Sheen has is how to fishy. So anything was sheen and it tends to spread out Shudra she jar, like Mushara shrimps radiates, a Shia, like, Reyes

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has a whole bunch of words that have that letter in it.

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And Mahoto

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so they they they only succeed in fooling themselves via Ruby him Maraba in their hearts is disease model. The Ruby him model,

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model here is Shubho heart and Shahabad they have the model of Shubho heart which is doubts in their understanding. They don't have any certainty about anything. They're most of the bone you know, they they oscillate some that when they're with the believers, they're with the believers when they go back to their shelter in their with their champagne. So they're they're sick people.

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For Xad home Allah Hamada Allah, this is Allah allows them to get sicker. The home that when that when I leave and they have a painful that

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torment. They're tormented in their own beings be my candle in the bone because of what they were because of the lies that they tell to themselves and to others. So they're lying to themselves in their light. Others were either keyed into HomeNet to sido for art Carlu in an abnormal City Hall, this is really, I think, one of the most amazing

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qualities that you see in these people. If you say to them, Don't make trouble he uses make trouble. So corruption. I mean, there's a lot of different ways. I don't know how he does it in the in his final translation, but here he says make trouble in the earth. If it's if they're told Don't make trouble in the earth.

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They say

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they're only doing good. How to innovate animals at home.

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They say we that we are on they say we are only doing good. So is law.

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One of the commentators of Quran said the first proof that they're mostly doing is they claim to be mostly home. Because a true

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person who's doing good, they never claim they're doing good. They just do it. So the fact that they're saying, Oh, we're mostly home that's approved that they're mostly done. What does the prof say?

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Maori do? Ill is law, I only want a slot. He doesn't say I'm muslim. He says I want a slot, which is very different from saying you're a Muslim, because it's not a claim.

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Are you in a manner animals at home because in the end, Allah is the one who decides, you know, you're coming to Anna hood. And I feel that Alan will be in either I or you are on guidance or astray. The problem was told to say that to the dispute even in even though we're certain that he was on guidance, he was told to say to them, Allah knows who's guided, one of us is guided, it's it's

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Making opposite claims. One of the claims has to be true, it's either raining or it's not raining.

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God exists or he doesn't exist. The Prophet saw him as a prophet or he's not a prophet.

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One has to be true, because that's the law of the excluded middle. Right? can't both be true. So for those who accepts,

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they have mn that's why it's called E man because they've entered into the state of security. For those who reject.

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We have to wait Tara also Vini manakamana and Mortara be seen sin. Let's all wait. We'll see antihero. Let's just wait. Allah says Wait, we'll see. We're gonna see. So nobody should just hurry. Hurry this thing up. We don't want to hasten the just let it take its course we'll see who's who's true and who's not true. We're gonna yomo piano, we believe it's real. If somebody doesn't believe it's real, that's their prerogative. Allah has given them that prerogative. Allah out of his generosity to his creation has given them freewill. They can either accept His gifts

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with gratitude, or accept His gifts with ingratitude. It's one or the other, but they're all getting the gifts of Allah. And the greatest gift is participation in being the fact that we exist that Allah has enabled us to come into the world and participate in this extraordinary epiphany, this extraordinary theophany of divine attributes. I mean, it's just incredible.

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and then, and I in the home home, and we'll see don't what I can lie a shout on. See there. It's, it's, it's like a subconscious thing. They're they're doing this, if sad, and they really don't, they're not even aware of it. They're fooling themselves.

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And this is the people that all these do gooders that go out and do these horrible things. I mean, somebody said to me,

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you know, it was they were, like,

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talking about helping the women of Afghanistan here. And I just might, you know, I felt like, you know, I think they've had enough of America's help.

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You know, it's just think they've had enough. You know, people need to be left alone to sort their problems out in this poor situation in Pakistan. You know, I mean, so many hopes were put on because the people live in that incredible corruption. And it's horrible. And many of the best and brightest of that country live now in America for one reason, because there's rule of law and that they could actually flourish here. Many of them would much rather be in their own culture.

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Were amongst our own family. But it was it was unbearable. For many people, it's just unbearable to be in those situations. And so opportunities arise for them to have a better life for their children and for and that's Hegira is a very natural thing to want to do to better your situation. But it's like in The Reluctant Fundamentalist when, you know, he tells his classroom. You know, in America, they have this thing called the American dream. What's the Pakistani dream

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to get a green card to America?

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It's you know, so somebody shows up and people can say whatever they want people say all these things. I personally, I have a son of one.

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The he appeared to me to be a man who lived a very big life made a Toba to Allah subhanaw taala and wanted to do something for his country, and was trying to do something and actually invited us to be part of that. In his Ramadan at Alameen. And, and the idea universe, I mean, he was trying to do something, but it's like soap on that Hamidah I'm not comparing the two, but so far, not that Hamid.

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He was alone figure amidst all of this corruption. What how much could one person do if you don't have the people around you who will love the idea that can be Nasri, he will have been more meaning he gave you victory with those believers. Look at the people around the Prophet size to them. Look how difficult it was at the early portion when he didn't have protectors.

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I mean, it was very difficult for him his own people were being persecuted. When Omar came, and Hamza came, it was this huge spiritual uplift for those people because they didn't they now they had some people that were going to, to let other people know that if you mess with these people, there's there's consequences. People need protectors. So there's all these people that have their hopes, and

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we should just be praying for these people because

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it's just really difficult. Life on Earth is very, very difficult as it is it when things are going well. There's difficulties.

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Everybody has their sorrows, everybody has their tribulations. Everybody has their troubles. There's nobody that that's free of any of these things. So when in addition to your own personal troubles, your your society outside is collapsing, it's a mess, the level of stress of hum, that that brings on and the only people that are free of that are the only because they really are in the hub. They're just in that space. The prophesize em I mean, look at Abu Bakar when they're going on the Hegira and Abu Bakr has, he keeps looking back and he's he's got all that and then when he's in the cave, he's like terrified, you know, because he cared about the man who he was with. He and he

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wanted to protect that and he was worried but the prophet the entire time, just look at the prophet. He was just reciting Quran, he was just, he had no concerns

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because he was completely

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in are focused on Allah subhana wa Tada. So he wasn't in though and Abu Bakar has an immense mom and and it would have been appropriate for him to to have those feelings for him to not be concerned about his beloved prophet would have been inappropriate for him in that MACOM so I'm not diminishing his MACOM in any way. But my point is that the prophets I sent him just was not worried he did not have those concerns. What he worried about interestingly enough, was us going astray.

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That was his concern. He worried about non Muslims not hearing his message he worried about Muslims falling into the dunya those are the things that troubled the prophesy Sam and he he prayed for us

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and then when it said to them, were you the kid at home? Um, you know, peanut a homo, um, you know, come

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to an omen. Oh, come on a sofa. So when they say to them, believers, the people believe they say Shall we believe as imbeciles believe,

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like, super hard. Sofia is like, the idiot stupid person. Somebody that can't take care of himself. So we believe like idiots. And this this idea that religion is a crutch, that it's for weak people that that strong people don't need religion. They just stand up on their own. Yeah, until they get multiple sclerosis.

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Until they need and until they're incapacitated and they need people around them to take care of them.

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I mean, we're constantly in need. We're in need in every instant. Our hearts could stop at any instant.

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I mean, I had a dear friend who literally just collapsed the other day and crushed his skull. Yeah to have multiple surgeries and metal plates. It put into his head. He was a perfectly healthy person, a mountain climber. Young, relatively young man really strong, but he collapsed. And he said it was like a great wake up call for him even though he was already a devout Muslim, but he was like, I felt like God was really sending me a huge message I need to change my life I need to get better. That's an appropriate response to tribulation. Instead of getting angry and why are you doing this to me? Because there's all these people that's their attitude. Why are you doing this to

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Allah there's no why for Allah. Let you said what and if they use a knife, he's not asked about what he does.

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He's not asked about what he is but you will be asked they will be asked about what they're doing.

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We either LA or La Nina Armand OCADU Armineh way the Hello Rochelle opinium pallu in Macomb in Nevada and almost on in Nevada como in Nevada, Hannah was born and when they encounter those who believe they say we believe but when they are alone with their obsessions, and that's a very interesting Hello, it a shell beanie him you know, halwa is to be alone. And and one of the things that Dr. Clear, he really, he had a great knowledge of the mind and wrote many books on meditation and on the mind. So he really understood the nature of obsessions, obsessive compulsive thoughts, of these type of things, that these can really, really wreak havoc on people. And, and so

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Shayateen are like obsessions, they're there's this constant West Wasa, that goes on.

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And they say we're with you in a minute and almost as soon so we're with you, we're with you. We're just mocking them. stessa cafe and Akademiska has seen the most Dezign all had terrible outcomes allow you says you will be him. This does not mean that God jism and Jen Solomon so Allah does not do ista HESA in this way this is this is a type of rhetorical

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device in which it's saying that they're going to get what they're doing. So allow your status you will be him while your mood don't feel tagliani him Yeah, Mahone and amplifying their outrages as they wander astray. Outta Iike ladina shadow Beretta but Houda Famara we had to Jarrah to whom, on our Kanima Dean.

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They are the ones who have bartered guidance for air so they they traded guidance for air they they gave up their guidance for this Bala

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Famara we had Tiara to him. This is a beautiful expression that the Prophet slicin used when Sahaba Romi made his famous Hijra. And so hey, they wouldn't let him leave because he had been. He's called a Romy. There's a few laugh about

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what his actual lineage was. But he grew up amongst the Byzantines although he had Arab lineage. So but they said you came down as a foreigner and you became wealthy here we're not gonna let you leave without your well so he gave up all he just said you can have it all I just want to go be with the Prophet slice. And so when he got to Medina without telling the Prophet what he did, because the angel told the prophet what he did, he said, probably had Tiara Touka Yabba your Tiara was profitable

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because he gave up all of his dunya for Asherah and these people do the very opposite of that.

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Method homecare method in Lydia Stopa Dinara that I'm

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at my hola who the hub Allahu venuti him what Tarraco home feel automatic Allah you will see Ron.

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They are like what they are like is one who lit a fire and when it illuminated everything around. God took their light and left them in darkness unseeing. So one of the things about life is that people do have insights and they do have periods. Winston Churchill famously said, everybody stumbles onto the truth at least once in their life. And the vast majority of people simply get up, brush themselves off and carry on. And I think that the he was really talking about himself because apparently and there was an article in The Guardian about some of his

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his diaries

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and some correspondence between family members he actually considered becoming Muslim at one time. And he was convinced by his family that it would destroy his political career. If he did. And that was that was published in The Guardian magazine, you can look that up so, but people do make dunya choices like choosing to become a Muslim is choosing right now and in our current time to become part of an oppressed minority, really. So although some people seem to be happy to do that, as well.

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nobody said it was going to be easy. And

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Allah promises without with the hardship ease. So there's great difficulties in becoming Muslim at a time when the Muslim world is so beleaguered and the Muslims don't look particularly like they're flourishing as a community. I think Inshallah, there's a greater reward than when they're successful. Because a lot of people want to become Americans or Europeans, because of their success. I once met a Muslim, who actually left Islam and became a Mormon. And I asked him why he did that amazing. And he said, he looked to the most successful community. And he just wanted to be successful. He actually came back to Islam, thank goodness. But he literally told me he became a

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Mormon, because he wanted to be successful. So success without law or success with mammon, I mean, you choose, it doesn't mean they're mutually exclusive. One of the reasons I'm Trotman, even if the prophet saw him entering paradise crawling, was because he was so engaged in the world, even though it was for other worldly means, but he was so engaged in the world as a merchant.

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So there's no reason why you can't be a successful merchant and a Muslim. In fact, the prophesy Assam was the most successful merchant. So there's, there's, it's good to be successful in your worldly endeavors. But if you're not, then it's either there are a couple of different possibilities one, you're not following the proper Sunon of success was very often when Dr. McCleary told me once that there's a year in,

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in in China, where the Buddhists call it the year that grace descended because Buddhism suddenly had this incredible expansion during that year. And he said it was actually the year that the monks got organized.

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So so it's not mutually exclusive. But people often I mean, Muslims are often really poor at organization and execution. I mean, I know Muslims that work at at the top levels at like Google or Facebook or but then they're on the mosque board and they run the board.

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It's like they're not using any of the skill sets that they learn in these other places just basic managerial skill sets of how to run things well how to get things done properly. These are all things that Muslims should be foremost at because in a liable Abdi, the admin either Amina Amidon and your kennel, Allah loves a servant should he do anything he does it with excellence in Allah, it didn't matter if Allah loves a servant, if raffia in modern era, because professionalism. So a modern translation of that could be Allah loves a professional servant, a servant who does things with with excellence with with heavy effort with craft with skill, a skilled servant

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some book monomial formula to deaf, dumb and blind, they will not get back deaf dumb and blind is a very interesting I mean, there are people that suffer these grave tribulations in the world and, and part of their meaning obviously, I would never limit that but part of their meaning is for something like this to to be realized that there are people that don't have hearing. In fact, Dr. Clear he was deaf in one area is partially deaf. And it's very difficult to be partially deaf or deaf in the world. Many people now our young people are losing their hearing because they blast these they have the headphones and earphones, and so they don't know the preciousness of hearing. It's a great gift

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to be able to hear and then dumb not be able to speak and all of us have been struck down at one time in our lives. I mean, everybody's had that point where they literally

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We're speechless. We're unable to speak but there are people that can't speak ever. And if they're lucky they sign. It was an amazing man at Twin Merritt where I studied with models that Hodge, who was

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he was, he was a

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he was he was

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blind, he was deaf and dumb, but he was not blind. He could speak somewhat. But he could read lips, he learned how to read lips. I don't know how he did that. He was a very unusual person, but the people all the people around me that has

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you saw things there that just were very unusual.

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But, and then blind to be blind as is a great tribulation. But it's also something

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that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada generally, when he takes away some things he enhances with other things. So blind people are very often

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many of our greatest Otomo were blind. In fact, Allah's had had a special place for the handicaps because handicapped people unlike in traditional Western culture, where they were literally relegated to uselessness. In the Muslim world, they were often

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given special training so they had special ed and in fact shantala Are the

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actually did a study of all the handicapped onomah And he was amazed at how many there were handicapped Oh, lemma. So but but Allah is using this as

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an analogy for people it's as if they have ears but they don't hear they have tongues but they don't speak because they aren't speaking the truth and they have eyes but they don't see so they don't hear the truth they don't speak the truth and they don't see the truth and this is the famous

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the monkey from India you know which which is a beautiful meaning like people take it the opposite of what it actually means it's that we should hear no evil speak no evil and see no evil that that's a type of purity in in people So Alhamdulillah I think

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yeah, I think we're a few more minutes are like a rain cloud a casa Ubin Minister if he told them to work alone outside their own fee then he him and our Salah had the remote Lahoma head on but carefully and I think he has a really nice

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got a really interesting

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yeah, so he says the manifestation here just before this he says about the obsessions obsessions sheltering. From this is derived English Satan. One of the names of the devil this Arabic name comes from a root meaning to be perverse or obstinate. The essential characteristics of obsession. Referring to satanic rebellion against God manifests as arrogance, ingratitude, and possessive obsession with things of the world. Another name of the devil comes from the root was Wasa, which has the meaning of whispering or suggestion referring to obsession as the epitome of the satanic characteristic and the activity. This particular verse depicts fools who publicly declare their

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faith in God, yet privately declare their devotion to their personal idols and obsessions. Be it status, wealth, or anything else that may preoccupy their mind. The very levity which with which hypocrites and fools treat their religion as a profession without a reality, lets them go all the further both in the outrageous committed openly under the guise of piety, and those committed oak covertly on the prompting of private obsessions. Outrageous here total Yan means to transgress exceed proper bounds wander and then he talks about the light that they see this describes the unreliable light of artificial knowledge, of which false religion is one variety. God took their

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light in the sense that falsehood does not stand in the presence of reality. Subjective projections do not remain intact in the face of objective truth, finite manmade thought fails to apprehend the infinite in itself, they will not go back they will not they will not get back to reality or their source, as long as they are totally preoccupied with their own fabrications. So then about this verse hear like a rain cloud from the sky and it darkness thunder and lightning they put their fingers in their ears. The manifestation of religion includes mystery, warning, enlightenment and nourishing

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and these are symbolized by darkness, thunder, lightning and rain. The ungrateful are mostly concerned with with ignoring the warning for fear that it will prove true against them. What they do not realize is that reality encompasses them and judges them whether or not they're consciously attentive of this fact.

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And then he says the clarity of divine revelation is blinding to the eye, accustomed to the darkness of human confusion. With each renewal of revelation or revival of true knowledge, humanity makes some progress. When the infusion of inspiration subsides. However, humankind again, stagnates. Although this process seems uncertain and erratic, at least humanity has a chance to use its God given faculties to recognize revelation, and live in its light. It is not the same as if we had no sense at all, like blind, deaf and dumb

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To the Prophet SAW, I said, explain the letters Edie flam meme at all. I mean, had he we wouldn't have anything to say but what he said.

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The prophets lie some so much of the Quran heed the Prophet, his life is his commentary. The prophets I said did not comment on very much of the Quran. because had he done that nobody could interpret it after him had he told us Oh, it means this, then who would dare say that it meant something else. So the prophets life is his commentary on the Quran. The chapter in our Behari on the what the prophesy Sam said about the Quran is actually quite small. And in the tough series, there's there's not a lot

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of comment from the Prophet solicita about the Quran itself, because his life is the comment. The Sunnah is the commentary.

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The companions did even I best had things to say about it. The companions did have remarks about Alif Lam, you can see them in the mobile wallet. If you read Thorazine or Ross's

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first volume, there's a lot on that again, email about availbale if you get Schiff had dads Gibreel dad's extraordinary translation and really commentary as well because he has a lot of annotations.

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You can find things in there in English.

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Yeah, Bilbao and Alberto we, you spoke earlier about the two tough series of Bilbao en el bajo as two approaches to Quran Can you elaborate a little more? The LBL Tao and Alba Hui are very important. Historically.

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They LBL Tao is arguably the most read commentary in in in the madrasa tradition, the Scholastic tradition, a moment about who he is, is up there. A lot of a bell bow is dealing with he uses the MUFA data of Robert ispahani and then he uses the cause Schaff is one of his sources. So he uses

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a few different sources and does a lot of linguistic analysis but it's a brilliant commentary it's it's it's excellent Imam Ali Baba he has a lot of

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he does it's he gives a lot of

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exegesis so that he's more looking at a lot of self influence on it.

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It's a shorter commentary but they're both they're both the excellent commentaries the I mean you have some really truly great Imam would be is has a great commentary

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they've been out the in Andrew SEO is very popular it's it's more used in the West. My go to and favorite commentary just for kind of an immediate look is the test here little Loma 21 I've been using this book for decades now it's it's a really beautiful, there's a critical edition two that came out from one of the Saudi scholars, which is it's actually really good. This one has just two two volume out there's four volumes, but in two

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books. So but that that this one has a secret like I

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to seal the ultimate and zeal of evangelization Kelby does, it has a secret. I've always been amazed at what's in there. He was given the gift of really being

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succinct, but that packing meaning and the introduction is one of the finest introductions and I think

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the American scholar

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Musa Ferber, Chef Musa Ferber has a translation of that of the muckety muck of eventually say that can be. And he's very qualified translators graduate from the US as hard as Mufti program has studied for a long time. So that's that's something available in English

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is the vibe, if the vibe is immaterial, then are angels, Jen and Satan also immaterial?

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Well, in that they're not in our dimension. So when we're talking about materiality, we're talking about things that can be that are tools and what Allah has given us has access to. So the jinn are alongside of us, we can't see them.

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But they can see us in the afterlife, it's the opposite, we can see them they can't see us. So

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and they're called Jim, because they're unseen. Now, Jen also means anything that you saw. So technically, and this is the famous controversial

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interpretation of Muhammad Abdul about Jin being microbes.

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And if you've ever seen electron microscopy of some of these viruses, I mean, they look like really bizarre little creatures. So even though viruses there's a debate about, you know, are they do they have life or are they,

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they're inanimate, they have, they have some kind of

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form, and they certainly can wreak havoc through through their replication and using our cells. But

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the jinn

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They're all they're all around, they tend to according to our tradition, they live in more

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isolated places, but they do they can bother human beings, and, and wreak havoc. So and they're good gin, and they're bad gin. And every tradition, I mean, this is one of the mysteries of our planet, that there's there's no traditional culture that doesn't have some concept of the spirit world, there's no culture, you'll you'll find no pre modern culture that doesn't have some understanding. Now, material scientists would say, Well, of course, because they're trying to explain all these phenomena that they couldn't understand. And it was just an easy way of doing that. Well, that's fine. Again, we'll just have to wait and see the prophesy. Sam was asked about how his OMA would

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end. And Aisha and even hijo wrote a book called and my own

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sci fi Fabiola, our own, you know, help in the virtues of plagues.

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Because again, Muslims have a very different way of viewing things. I mean, I'll give a good example. I was once in Mauritania with a very famous chef, his his his the father of one of the former movies of Mauritania matar what

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Ambala beautiful chef in Mauritania, very learned man and a student of Chef Abdullah bin Bay. Yes. But matar was Embera. His father was amazing chef, and he was well into his 90s. And we were eating an MOT tiny, they have lots of flies. So there's just a light because it's hot desert climate, there's a lot of flies. In fact, many times would often pour sugared water in the corner to get all the flies to go over there so they can eat without the flies, and that's how bad it could be. And so there's constantly swatting flies away. So, the chef asked me, you know, do they have flies in America? And I said, actually, you know, we don't really have that many flies. We don't, we don't

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see flies very often. He said.

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He started yelling there. Like getting all the blessings here, by he didn't see it as a good thing. He saw

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it as a different way of looking at the world, you know, just

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then you're supposed to be you know, allzu Bob, right. And that's the name of the devil Lord of the Flies. Beelzebub, by the bab. Lord of the Flies, yeah. So this is the dunya is a place of flies. You know, it's a stinky place.

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You know, it's got the nature of the dunya. And that's why the owner must say, you know, don't bathe for a few days and you start stinking, like just even our bodies, you know, just and children don't like babies don't stink, because they don't have sin, no sin.

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For those who do not understand Arabic, but can read it, is it better to spend time reading the translation for strong honors or reciting it in Arabic? I mean, I don't think they're mutually exclusive. It's creating a bit of a false dilemma there. I don't I think you can do both.

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Work on your Arabic it's, you know, but reading it, there's a great blessing in reading the Quran in Arabic, especially in Ramadan. So just reciting the Quran in Arabic is a great blessing, whether you understand it or you don't, it really does affect the heart. And

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so I would try to do both.

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Is that Is there any other

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what are some of the ways which we can tune out our unwanted guests

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Allahumma a, Allahu che, the Aloha the

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Allahu now that he Allah al Karim uomini. Just like just do the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah to Anna, remember Allah that's that's Doran maraca, you know, Allah says, Allah is with us Allah's president, with his knowledge, will Malcolm anima control, he's with you, wherever you are. And, you know, they they'll go if you let them go, don't hang on to them. You know, if you try to kick them out, they can get aggressive. You know, just,

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yeah. Just let them go. But thicker is good. You know, also, the more we the 10 are really important, because when when Shari was was a nurse, you know, that that those were given to the Prophet because of the shout in the that we're doing the blowing on the knots, you know, there were 11 knots because 11 is one of the devil's numbers. And that's why he was given 11 A as to combat their 11. So we have our 11 they have their 11.

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Why was the Quran mostly directed to male interlocutors, for example, women are referred to as secondary like tell your women? Well, I mean, it's it's

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yeah, this question is not a question that would have come up 100 years ago. So this is a very modern question. Although, arguably one of the women, one of the wives of the Prophet asked why the Quran was addressing the man, all of the verses after that, that

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began to say, men and women believing men and a women. And so I felt for me when I read that, I really felt like it was all I was telling the women to speak up, you know, that you need to be heard that you need to, and that if if you do, then Allah subhanaw taala response, I mean, the woman that that photo, you know, if you look at the pot Semia I mean, it's a very powerful, because she went to the prophesy Sam and asked him for help. And he told her to be patient. She was really being tormented by her husband. And so she complained directly to God. And God spoke to the prophets a lot. It's, it's an amazing

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story in the Quran. So I think

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men are a woman, you know, original kawaman Irony. So men are meant to be maintainers and to take care of the women and is Islam has a traditional understanding of these roles. It doesn't mean that one is to oppress the other. And in fact, a lot of the problems and the reason for the rise of feminism was because of all of the egregious abuses against women. And there's a lot of women that don't want to go back to that because out of fear that,

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that they're good, they're going to lose out. But we've also lost a great deal by losing

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these these orders of taking care of women. The modern world has removed a lot of the roles that traditionally men played but one of the things that's very dangerous, it was very interesting Ukraine, suddenly, masculinity is in favor, like suddenly, you know, they're talking about these heroic men. I mean, there was a man that blew himself up the other day, it was literally a suicide bombing and they were praising him. And the hypocrisy of it's just incredible. But the point is, is that when things break down, and they do break down and they can break down here, just like anywhere else, I mean, this idea that American

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think somehow we're immune to what the rest of the world goes through, things can collapse, we have an economic house of cards that could literally collapse. And what happens when it does? Well, what happens when it does when you have uneducated, your religious people?

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It's rape and pillage. That's what's happened. So who's going to defend the women in those situations, all the feminism is out the window is just out the window.

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You know, we're we're supposed to educate our women. And, you know, the Prophet did set aside a day for the women. But generally, they were in the homes, they were taking care of the family, they were doing those things that was the traditional world. So the modern world is very different. And this idea somehow that we have to readjust Islam. I mean, Islam has always recognized the Barossa there are women that are in the world and active in the world. Islam has always been a hadith as a good example of that, you know, but she used agents to do, she wasn't the one going on the caravans. She hired people to do that type of work. So and we know there are brilliant female physicians are

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brilliant female lawyers, Mr. Macabre, he was of the opinion that women could serve in all those, including the judiciary. So he considered women capable of doing that, that wasn't the dominant opinion amongst the other Imams, but there are others have been Abu Hanifa accepts women in the judiciary in certain things in civil courts, not in criminal. But so these are these are things that we're all grappling with. And I don't necessarily have the answers but

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I know that a fool and his culture are soon parted. And and that,

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that you shouldn't throw the baby out with the bathwater. You know, there's a lot of good from the past that we need to conserve. And our religion is essentially not a politically conservative religion. I'm not using the word in that way. It's a conservative religion in that it tries to preserve the best and it's very wary of innovation, because innovation is very destabilizing and unsettling. And so it's always you know, our tradition teaches us to have another way to look down the road. See, what are the consequences? Things are moving way too rapidly, which is one of the signs of the Latter Day is the prophesy Sam said a day would be like, an hour.

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