Quranic Themes – Episode 6 – Iman (Belief)

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Brothers and Sisters of salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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We come to another session of the themes of the Quran. And last week we discussed about the Moroccan mindset. And we discussed in our last module using so many different things to try and prepare the mind. First, before he prepares the person for actions and for a man,

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see man and belief that we have is something that is the most valuable thing we have. But that a man has got a has got a basis, it needs the basis. And the basis of Eman has to be that a person knows what they what they believe in. So that's why the Quran says in Surah, Mohammed, it says farlam and nahu illa Illa Allah, it says know that there is no other deity, no other God except Alaska Region. So that that ayah, which is in Surah, number 47, even it's not really proper belief. So in the past few sessions, we've been discussing that Allah azzawajal has made the Sahaba of the Aloha know what what it is that they're believing in. Now, their neck that one of the things I said to you last week

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at the end is a lot of gel uses repetition in the Quran in very different ways. So that the reminder of a loss of gel can be done again and again. And the reason why is because when the repetition is done, the repetition creates an anchoring. Now what anchoring anchoring means that you're going deeper and deeper and deeper, just like you have a ship.

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And if you want to, you know station, the ship, they will pull out the anchor, and they'll throw it off board. And the weight of the anchor then stops the ship from moving

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the same way. The man has got a weight

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and repetition of thinking of a law repetition of the law. And the evidence is repetition of, you know, let's say the stories of the past repetition of laws are just saying that he's the most powerful, he's the most knowledgeable one, he's the one that knows everything that does, you know, whatever he wants the repetition of that again and again and again, gives my Eman a weight. Okay, it gives it a heavier weight. And the more I repeat these things, the more I have my awareness, my understanding my you know, my mind is open to it when I'm listening to this, the more it will anchor in the morning to get heavier and heavier. And therefore my Eman becomes firm, and even more firm

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and becomes really, really firm with the repetition of all of this. Now, there's a reason why I'm saying this brothers and sisters who are listening in this day and age, you know, these are the end of you know, we're at the end of time.

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And the end of time one of the things that Rasulullah Salallahu has told us is that how quickly people will lose a man Okay, one of the signs of the last time or the last hour is that people will lose the man quickly you spiritual minute William C calphalon. A person will come you know will become a Muslim in the morning. And by evening they've left the man even by evening they're finished. Okay. And these are the times and if you want to know the truth is that there are many people out there who are born Muslim but they have got no connection not real any connection with with Islam or a Muslim name. But if you don't have these concepts and these things coming into your

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mind if they don't actually make you connected with a loss of a job. If you don't understand what a man is if you don't go over this is an over this ahaadeeth and what happens is email becomes lighter and lighter and lighter until it is ready to fly away from you. And that is why we have so many people leaving Islam.

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Why? Because those people let me just make it clear to you those people who have left Islam had a shallow Eman and those people who find it very difficult to live a man. They've got true Eman. Now Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said he said he said he gave us the you know in one Hadith. He said that there are three categories of people. And these categories are people that these three categories they have truly tasted

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In the sweetness of a man, and one of those categories in Sahih, Bukhari Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said, he said that a man would rather be thrown into fire than to reject his email.

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When a person gets to that stage, when if somebody came up to me and said, you know what I'm going to, you know, again, I'm saying, look, if you're under duress, if somebody forces you to give up your Eman, you can, you know, the Quran says that you can actually at that time, say that you don't believe when you actually do believe, okay, that's just to save yourself from trouble. So let me just give you the verse before people kind of think that they will want to jump in fire. Okay. Want to get shot dead? So let me give you give you that first, and then we'll carry on with that conversation.

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So in the in Surah Surah number 16.

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I number 16 is number 106. a law student says man kafa Billahi min Imani. Whoever will display any form of disbelief after they believe

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that Allah will be angry with them, except he says man aka vocal boom of mine, except the one who has been forced, put under real coercion under duress, and been told that you know, like something like do you believe in Allah. And Allah says, We're called boo macmaine his heart or her heart is firm in a man they really know that they believe in Allah. But at that time, they say they don't believe in Allah just to save themselves from the torture. That is fine. Allah has said in the Holy Quran, but we're not talking about a situation with somebody who actually, you know, mentally they think we know what if it came to it there and somebody wanted to actually throw me in the fire,

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because they know I'm a believer. I'm not going to be person who's going to start, you know, panicking at that time and say, No, no, no, no, you know, I'm saying I reject faith. No, you know what, if it comes to it, then it comes to it. If it comes to me dying because of my email, I die because of my email. That is someone who's tasted the sweetness of the man. But that is someone who has worked on the man and the man has become very heavy. Okay, that's an anchoring Eman which is very heavy, which you have taste the sweetness. And your Eman will not fly away from you easily. Now, again, I need to say this, because a lot of brothers and sisters do come again and again and

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they say these things. Okay.

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One thing that brothers and sisters say is that, you know, people come across doubts, okay, they come across doubts. And and I'll be honest with you, 99% of believers will at some point come across some form of something that might, you know, push them towards doubts. So let me do a quick test here. If you've never had a doubt about Allah, about his messenger, about the truth of Islam, about the Quran, about the ACA about the fact that you might wake up, and it might not be the right religion that you followed, if you never ever had any of these ever come into your mind ever in your life? Not even once. Put your hands up.

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Okay, again, see, there's about two or three people put their hands up. Right, the rest of us here, a good sort of, I'd say a good 40 sort of people,

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including others that might be sitting at the back there.

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We are not putting our hands up.

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Nice, anything wrong with you know,

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there's nothing wrong with you.

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Even I have, at some point face that, you know, once I was really ill, and I don't know why, because what happens is, when you know, just as I said to you, the ship has put its anchor down. And sometimes you could have a heavy anchor and even then you could face some kind of turmoil. Why? Because when the seas are surging, and when you've got a storm brewing up, then even though you've got the anchor down, sometimes the ship can can move a bit. Okay, because of the sea that is now you know, surging and it's got high winds, and it happens sometimes. Okay, once I was really ill. And I don't know, for what reason, just for a few moments, you know, something inside me said, why is this

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happened to you? I was ill for many months at one point in my life. And I wasn't I wasn't able to even move because I had a had a problem with my hip joint. And at that time, you know, when you're at your weakest point, it is true. You know, that's that's the time shaytan can get to you. And I was thinking to myself, hang on a minute, what is happening? Why am I hearing these things in my head? Because I preach against this. And I've told people not to do this. But even in my mind, Somebody said, Well, if you've been good

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all these years, and you've been praying, then why did this happen to you?

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And guys, I want to tell you, it comes into your mind sometimes industry done finished. Big, big

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You got to recognize that that shade done. And the thing is it's not. Look you don't become a weak believer because you got worse wasa? No, this is a this is a big

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you know, this is the big lie that you tell yourself, see Muslims when they when they have some kind of West facade, some kind of whispering of the hidden, they kind of think to themselves, oh no, I must be weak believe in No, you are the strong believer. Why? Because when the Sahaba of the Allah Hannah Medina came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam, and they said this, this is according to Hadith a Muslim, they said messenger of Allah, we experience certain thoughts in our minds, that for for us to eat to be even burn,

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just completely burned to ashes. We'd rather have that than to utter these things from our mouths of what what came to our minds, we'd rather be burned than tell you what came in our minds.

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So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam then asked him a question. He didn't say, Tell me your doubts suddenly. What did you What did you think of? He said, Did you find yourself fighting those doubts and those whisperings? And they said, of course, once you have a law, we will fighting them in our minds, you know, how come this is coming in my mind? You know, no, no, no, no, no, no, you know, the fighting those those whisperings? So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam then said that he can mount a man that is pure 100%. Man.

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The fact that you fight these thoughts is a sign that you're a true believer.

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The fact that you had was suicide and some whispering came into your mind somewhere at some point in your life is actually in one way a good sign.

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Why? Because one of the early stuff. One of the early predecessors, he said a wonderful thing. He said, a thief only goes to a house where there are valuables.

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You don't go to an empty house to steal.

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Did you guys understand? Hi. So the fact that shaytan came to you means that you've got a man, he's got something to steal. If you've got nothing to steal, then he shouldn't you know, he's not even bothered with you. Just like all those other Muslims out there who don't practice this down. They don't get doubts. They're like, yo, you know, thug life. You know, let's enjoy it, man. They don't get no doubts. Why? Because there's nothing to steal inside them. But you and me, we're working for IE, man, we've got something valuable there. We treasuring it. So shaytan wants to come and steal it. That's why he will look for one way or another way to try and make us doubtful of what we've got

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inside us. Okay, so it's a good sign. You've got that now, the Sahaba of the Allahabad advion experience that they experienced was fossa. They experienced whisperings this was a natural thing that happened Okay, so don't be you know, shaken by that. But what we mean you need to you know, do is we need to make the that Eman heavier and heavier and heavier, so heavy that those whisperings don't even make any difference to us are those whispers don't even come to us. You know, if you ever get whisperings, one brilliant way of getting rid of whisperings is you know, and if you try this Subhanallah it's a brilliant way of you getting rid of any worthless operator. You know, sometimes

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you have these doubts occurring in your brilliant way, which is as soon as you get the whispering coming inside you and they say you know why? What What is why this Why that? Okay? What you do is straightaway start to remember last, just say Laila Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah and to the whispering say Jazakallah shaytaan shaytan May Allah reward you? Yeah, you've just made me want to remember my Allah. Allah Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah going on. Hey, do you believe in Allah, thank you very much.

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Thank you, thank you. Good, good. Okay.

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And what's gonna happen is the second time he comes in does the same whisperings in you, hey, again.

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Thank you, man, man.

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Man, you reminded me thank you very much May Allah reward you make you Muslim as well. So you can remember

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Allah, you know what will happen? I can guarantee you after a few times those resources will stop because shaytan thinks man, I don't do injection to him. Yeah, forget that. He turns the needle around that he injects me, right? So instead of me tagging him, he attacks me with my own gun. So I'm not gonna do that anymore. And and seriously, I've said this to a lot of people. Whoever has used this has not come back to me and said it doesn't work. So just remember laws of nature. Now. Why does he man quiver? Why does he matter?

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You know why people sometimes feeling that they want to leave his time, or they want to stop practicing? Some people might not want to leave his time. But some of our brothers and sisters, we know, they come and pray with us for five years. They pray with us for 10 years. And after a while you slowly slowly, slowly slowly see them drifting. Now, there are many reasons why people will stop, you know, practicing Islam. But there should be no excuse to stop practicing Islam, or to feel that my Eman is something which I don't you know, my Eman is something which

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I don't need to bother with any more or my practicing this there should be no reason for that, that my Eman is getting weak because of this band in my life. Because of this situation I have, because of my financial crisis, because of my work Christ, whatever the main reason might be some people go through many different tests, look, tests are gonna come all the time. There is no man, no woman without a test.

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But if you had that moment of test link, that problem will do a man

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in a negative way,

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then you have just fallen into the trap of theta.

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So you know what I said to you earlier that I was in an illness. And, you know, I was ill for many months. And suddenly I hear these voices saying to me, you know, if you've been good, and if you believed in a line, if you'd be done all this good, and why did this happen to you? Why would this happen to you, then, you know, that is that is a negative way of linking it to you, man.

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You do doing the opposite of what you're supposed to do. what you're supposed to do is I'm in a problem. And Alhamdulillah I've got a man. And now I'm going to use that a man to get myself out of trouble.

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Now, the second the second part of the Shakedown, what it does is that let's say you use your email to get out of trouble. First is he he tries to you, he tries for you not to get into the pathway of Allah. Okay, so the first was was a he gives he says to you, he says, you know, all all these years, you've been turning away from Allah. Now you got a problem, you're gonna go to Allah you hypocrite, you have a great new mug, what are you gonna do? You're gonna start worshipping Allah is your problem. So first thing is he tries to stop you coming into it. Second is if you decide that now I'm going to use my Eman to get myself out of trouble. We all know that most people will come to pray,

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but you have troubles not going to go straight away.

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We will know this.

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Because this is the beautiful way of Allah making your mango even stronger. How? If mean, you had a problem and every time we had a problem, we came in and prayed to Allah azza wa jal and Allah took a problem away, straight away. Where would what would we do? Come on? Let's be honest.

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We will go away. Yeah, thanks a lot of facts that we love you a lot. Back to back to business again. back to business again. That's what happened around around when he had a problem. And like the water turned to blood. And everyone's water turned to blood. He went to Moosa and he said Moosa, line kashtan. Riggs said if you can just go and

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load and if you can take away this problem of ours.

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In America, money is right, we're gonna release the training of the slaves of burning shrine right now we'll give them to you and we'll stop whatever we do we do wrong. So musasa turn to Allah, the problem went away and straightaway from going back to business, and then local scheme, when the locusts came again, if you don't tend to musasa He says, God, please can ask Allah for for for for a, you know, relief, please will will will do everything you say, I will musallam prayed, and the locus went away. He went back to back back to the same thing again. The point is, if allows O'Dell takes that problem away from you, you're going to go back to business again. So therefore, he

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prolongs the problem.

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Just to see who's there for them for real? And who's there because they're just there just to get rid of the problem. The people who are there for Allah It doesn't matter whether you problem is with you for lifetime

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and that's really minor some people might get five oh my god, I'm gonna come believe in a lie and he doesn't even do anything about my problems. No, you're gonna get a lot of good things coming your way if you come towards me, man, but he doesn't have to solve every single problem that he wants to Anyway, my point is, why do people why do people you know with and why do they go away from from a man at that moment of trouble or when something gone wrong or sometimes Subhanallah some people get extra money extra disk from Allah and that makes them go from from Islam. Why? Because they never worked on the Eman the Sahaba or the Aloha advion. They had many different parts of the, you know,

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the faculties the understanding that was always working on a man. Uh, one of the biggest things was that the more reminder you give yourself about allows over

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Well, the heavier you eat man becomes. So when the turbulent times comes when the turbulent time comes, that's when your Eman is going to be less likely to be shaken and to start to wither in the wind. So that's what we need to do. So Allah azza wa jal has given us various ways to make that Eman become stronger. And one of the one of the crucial things that I said to you from that from that is sort of Muhammad is there in and the knowledge is needed with a man blind following a faith doesn't make your Eman any stronger. Okay, the more you can secure it with, you know, some and it's a really good thing to do, I'm going to ask you, all your brothers and sisters to do this, which is go to a

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course at some point in your life, if you can, you know, through maybe, you know, dealing with a course that deals with the doubts that we might get go to a course that deals with how to make a man stronger. But by saying this, I want to add one thing recently, and probably for the last few 100 years, I don't know, there's been been a great, you know, great thing that people think that aqidah is something okay, actually there is something that if you cover a course in it, the if you if you cover you know, some some books and some courses and guns gun, do some discourse over nakida, then your emails gonna get stronger and stronger and stronger is true. However, there is a problem that

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has occurred in the last few 100 years with this whole concept of aqidah. What is aqidah Akita is a set of dogma. It's a set of beliefs, our tenants, our faith, things that have to do with believing in Allah, believing in the messenger, believing in the angels, believing the books, believing in the accurate believing in color, and so on. All these things related to all these things. And you know, staying away from deviancy going towards the truth, how to become a problem esteem, what kind of beliefs to have, what beliefs makes you a proper Muslim, what beliefs makes you a, you know, a Muslim, that leaves the faith that a Muslim that is, you know, on the verge of leaving the faith,

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all these things are good to study and we need to study them. But one mistake and one big problem that has happened with these aqidah courses is they have become courses of knowledge

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but not a faith.

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Now let me repeat this they become cost of knowledge so they give you like 10 things to believe about Allah seven things to believe with a personal awesome three things to believe about your email, four things to believe here. And these become parts of knowledge. But what happens is your actual email doesn't increase your Eman doesn't become way to why because you're not relating the key that to real life.

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When the Quran see in the whole Quran, you will find that Allah azza wa jal has talked about Eman.

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Okay, I want to talk about a man he links it with actions.

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It's a practical world, where your knowledge and your aqidah and you believes in the real world, they joined together and it turns into some practice some form of practice. That is what really man should be. So what has happened with these courses, is that they will teach you all these things, for example, they will teach you Okay, you know, one of the things about a man is that you depend on Allah Xhosa, we depend on what we do takuna Allah and and they'll tell you a whole hour or half an hour about Tohoku and they'll give you is from the crowd. And they'll give you a hand in front of them to explain what tawakkol is, and how you depend on a lot. And it's beautiful to listen to all

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of that. But that is just the beginning part. what's supposed to happen is

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when Rasulullah sallallahu, taught about tawakkol. And he talked about several there was a real life going on, where he made sure that they did their power coup. And they depended on Allah in the crisis that they were in, that they showed their support. And they showed their patience in the midst of the problem that they had. So it wasn't just knowledge. It was in a real life or all of these things were happening. You guys, do you guys understand what I'm trying to say? Right? So for example, they had the Battle of boyhood, and the Battle of Ohio, they had losses, they had a lot of losses.

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And at that moment, if you look into the Allium Ron, so Ron, Ron has the story of or heard in it. So sudo allomancy The beautiful thing about it is that the the Sierra, if you study Sierra, then you'll only study what happened at that point of the profit and loss and strife. Okay, so you study about Syrah you study but you know the Battle of C

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You go into sudah lm Ron, what you'll find is you'll find that a lot talks about what happened to the Sahaba when they left the province, a lot of them what happened to the Prophet was when he got wounded and other Sahaba You know, there's a whole battle. I'm not going to go through that. What I want to say to you is the Quran Subhana Allah when the Quran deals with it, it will give you everything in one go. It will throw to you a lot of things at one time. It's not just giving you a story, no way. If you look there, it is making you think. So for example, when he talks about bachelorhood, and the loss that they're making, just listen to this, Allah azza wa jal is talking

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about the story and he says,

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He says, Come karahan faqad musclecar komagata hongmi through if you have, have faced

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a tragedy in the battlefield, and you face you, you face some some who you you've been wounded, then the other nation has also been wounded. What we'll call a Yamanaka, we do have a numbness, and we're going to we're going to exchange these days between yourselves like sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose. And then it says, well, lm Allahu Allah Dina. And the reason why the tragedy happen is so that Allah can make it clear who the true believers are when women come Shahada so that he can take from you certain martyrs he can create certain mantras from among among you or La Jolla masala mean and Allah azza wa jal doesn't like those who are cruel, who oppress what is Allahu Latina Amman and

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so that allows a gel can clear the hearts of the believers where mahakala can fit in and and you know, he can deal with the with the with the disbelievers in certain way. Now, all of this in Surah number three and number 140141. Now what you can see is the story is being told, but many reasons are being given those same reasons the believers are now taking in and thinking wow, alone to justify a man alone wanted to make me make my brother who died or she alone wanted to make sure that he makes me understand that today I might win and tomorrow I might lose but I shouldn't lose my Amen. Okay, so there's many different lessons that have been being given. Then he talks about for

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example, Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam you know, the fact that you know, some some of them tried to flee from the battlefield because they thought that he was the he will you know, he had passed away in mid battle. So allows you to now look how how he puts the AI because many things that are thrown at the believers to absorb and to take in. Allah says why Mohammed?

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Mohammed is no one but a messenger of Allah. Have mercy many messengers have gone before him meaning that he's a messenger Yes, but many messengers came before him and they also passed away so he's gonna pass away as a matter what about if he does pass away are cotulla What about if he becomes a Shaheed and it becomes a Mata Mata in Allah tala Are you going to just turn on your on your heels and you're going to turn your backs on Islam because the Prophet you know died in battle battle when my yellow kalevala TV well if you decide to turn your healed Turn, turn back on your heels and turn away from from the dean falling into Lala Shia, such a person will never cause any harm to Allah

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never cause the least harm to Allah. Now look how much you've been thrown that if something happens that is bad, are you going to now turn away because of the conflict that was there? Look how much look at the man the man is not just knowing that the Sira happened know the man is not knowing look at the the next part of the verse is wassaic Zilla who shagreen Allah will reward those who show gratitude The man is not sitting in a lesson sitting in a class and saying oh we've got to do sugar of Allah we've got to in a thank Allah that's our EDA Akita tells you to do sugar of Allah Akita tells you to believe in Allah sera will tell you to to know about the story of our herd, okay,

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there's two different departments. But the, the way Allah did the therapy and he molded the Sahaba was with many different elements all around, each of these verses came down, and the verses told them how to act and how to behave. So if you look at the end of Allium Ron, the last verse, verse number 200, Allah says, Yeah, you're Latina, M and O you believe is spirou Have patience. Sadhguru tell others to be patient, or Robbie to you know, make good Thai yourselves to make yourself strong. What law, law law come to fly home and have the awareness and the consciousness of a law so that you may get to success now allows you that said one after the entire story, after so many verses, Allah

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says his spirit in Ephesians you know, you lost someone, have patients show patients now. So I want to say this to you brothers and sisters right now. And this includes obviously all of us including me that really

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suffer real Terkel real, something you know, Rocky that you learn cannot ever be a thing that is detached from my real life. And that is the problem that a lot of Muslims have have faced, because Muslims live their lives, the aqidah is in books, the aqidah is somewhere in the knowledge of the brain. But it hasn't been absorbed in the heart. And it hasn't manifested in the in the limbs, and it hasn't become something that they're able to deal with with real life. So and that is really man and that is what allows us to do. And that was the way that the Sahaba dealt with, you know, with Eman and they became the individuals that they became. If you're wondering today Why Why are Muslims

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like the way they are today? And why are they so shallow because we've we've separated all the departments. So when it comes to my social life is separate from my email and appearances, your social life is not separate from me, man. When it comes to my dealings and my mama, that I'm dealing with money, I sometimes think well, it's alright for me to quickly just do this deal. It doesn't matter how that's separate from me being a believer. And the moment you do that, what you're doing is you're you're actually affecting your email because email is directly linked to all of this. When a person lies. He you a man is affected when a person can be dinner, your email is affected. The

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Hadees is clear. Man is with a woman, and both another day they're sleeping together in the harem for each other. Both the man hovers above them.

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Okay, both the man exits the body hovers above them, he's a Muslim until they finish the act of the doing and then the email will come back into the bodies. Why? Because you're doing an act, all your actions are linked directly to your email. If you do a good action, it boosts your email. If you do a bad action. It makes your Eman go weaker. And it makes you you know, it's almost like is lm give an example. It's almost like

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if you had honey, if you had pure honey, you wouldn't put any other item in that Honey, you wouldn't put butter in that Honey, you wouldn't put oil in that Honey, you wouldn't put crumbs of bread in that Honey, you wouldn't. Because you spoil the honey. The honey is pure. So you take a spoon and you take the honey out and you separate it to another different plate. And each time you want to take the honey you take it with it with a spoon that is not affected by any other thing. Why? Because it's pure. The moment you do some bad action it has affected you man. But you know, all is not lost. You can always you know regain your Eman again by doing the right action. Now I'm going to

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give you a set of verses from the Quran that tells us that all of these things are linked to Imam. Okay, so Allah azza wa jal gave them many verses in Madina munawwara. So they had spent 13 years in Makkah, Allah Israel from from what I said to you last week, it was a mecca mindset, a lot of laws are created. And that that gave them the anchoring of their faith. And then when they came to Medina, that he man was ready to manifest in all parts of their lives, when allow, would tell them then that get up and do this get up and do that they were ready.

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Because the email was linked to all these actions. And the driving engine was strong. When you got the driving engine strong, then it's ready to do anything. So let me give you another example before I Before I continue,

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if you're if you believe in something, really, you know, if you believe in something deeply, the greater you believe is, the more you will work for it, the more you will try and try to try to achieve that thing. So to give you a quick example,

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if you believe

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that, let's say for example, the the the winter holidays are here right now, the winter holidays, and the Christmas period that is coming and a Christmas period, you know that you're in a job. And you know, your colleagues are all taking time off on the 24th December 25 26th 27. They're taking time off. So the company wants to come in running and tells you that whoever wants to work, we're going to give you three times the pay for those days, three times a pay.

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Now, if your belief is that yes, I'm going to get three times the pay. If you believe that yes, my my employer is going to pay me you're going to make sure that when those times come you're going to you're going to shift everything else out of the way. And you're going to make sure that on the 25th 26th whatever you're there and you want to work and you want to get three times the pay four times the pay you believe is going to work normal hours, but I'm going to get extra four times the pay. Why did you work when nobody else is working it because if you believe that at the end of the month when my paycheck comes at the end of December, it's going to be a good paycheck that I'm going

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to receive and I'm going to enjoy having that extra front

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extra money is in my, in my, in my account. Now that we kept that action that you did during that period is because you had the belief if the belief was in there, if you believe that you don't want my employees just saying it.

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If that was in your heart, my employees just saying it, when I do, the hard work is gonna turn around, he's gonna say, nah,

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I'm not gonna honor it,

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I'm not gonna give you triple the pay, I'm just gonna give you a little bit more than what you normally get, but I'm not gonna give you the full pay. Now, the less you believe is in that thing, the less you will work. Now imagine this, the same period comes, the same period comes and we know that this does happen. Okay? We know that end of the year, the the, the boss sometimes, you know, is looking to give a an extra amount of a bonus pay to somebody in the organization. Okay, so the board's gonna sit, and they're going to look at all these different employees, they're going to measure you from throughout the year. And especially during that Christmas period, they're going to

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look at who worked the hardest. And depending on all the all your whole year, and especially towards the end of the year, they're going to give a 20,000 pound bonus

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20,000 pound bonus. And, you know, Edward got in last year, and Mary got it the other year. Okay? And I'm Abdo Okay, and I'm looking at getting this this year. And if you believe is that if you work hard throughout the year that they don't do the math, give it to you, then you will work hard for it. And if you receive the 20,000 pounds, then you will give yourself a good pat on the back. Why? Because you work hard for it. It's only because you believe is there. And there are many people in organizations that they receive these bonuses. Now, with a man, the same thing happens. If the man says just do this and my good. Get Jenna.

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I might get to get those gardens I was talking about then your Eman is kind of you know, weak. If you think that I'll come to salaberry Allah might be happy with me might like me, you're not gonna be wanting to do it seriously. You got to have and I'm going to have the belief that you know what, I'm going to do this and exactly what the Quran says. And exactly what the hell he says that's what I'm getting. That's the deal.

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Why not? Why should we not believe in that? Why have we got a whole community? We've got a whole oma today, who kind of you know, looks at this and things. Yeah, the Sahaba got it. But we might get it. We might not get what why is why is the belief so weak that we have we have is in front of us that tell us? Yeah, you're Latina, I'm an O you believe if you do this, then this is going to happen? And we kind of think, yeah, I've done it. But that might not happen to me, why not? The Sahaba when they received these verses, they had that belief that if I do this, then this is gonna happen. And that's how a large region made it happen. And that's part of belief that if you believe is strong, you do

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it and you have full faith that Alaska is going to do those things for you. So I'm going to give you a number of verses of how laws are made their minds the man come together. And I want to say this before I say these verses to you that Do you know that sort of analyzing

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you should know that the place of Eman

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in the body is where

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is in the heart. When we start to believe we believe by knowing our belief that his brain will start to function the brain has in our cognitive skills, we start to think about you know what a man is eventually when we believe that belief is stored where

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in the heart, okay, Rasulullah sallallahu has been said that there's a partner bodies Eva solo Han Solo Hi, Jessica kulu when not part of the body is rectified. And the whole body is rectified. When that part of the body is corrupted, the whole body is corrupted. He said

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that part of your body is your heart. Okay, a man is stored in the heart.

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If a man is in the heart, and I look after it and my whole body will be intact. When my Eman is corrupted, my whole body will be corrupted, like I will start doing things I'm not supposed to do when a person believes in the heart that Oh, if I steal a little bit, it's okay.

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The whole body got corrupted because the man was corrupted. The man had a wrong belief that is okay to steal for a little while. It's okay to cheat for a little while. When that happens, then the whole body gets corrupted because the person has got the wrong sort of sort of, you know, wrong amount of also some some wrong tuning of the man in his heart. And because of that the hands and the feet will start to do something wrong. And the other thing

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thing that I want to say to you is

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even though Eman is stored in the heart, there is always a connection with the brain.

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Eman has got a connection with the brain as well. So sometimes we use our brains to think.

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But it's also making our E man get stronger

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he managed stored in the heart, but it has a clear connection with the brain. Sometimes in our minds we are using our our thinking faculties for Eman And sometimes we use a belief for Eman And we are using both both. And it moves from here to here. And this is known as cold you know cold Colombian, Arabic means when we say cold means hot, but a call to action in Arabic is something that changes is switches it changes because of our heart our heart is always that our mind is always changing. Changing from you know good mood to a bad mood is changing from being happy to being sad is changing from wanting to do something to wanting to just sit down is always changing. The mindset is always

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changing because of that this is called cold. But the passage you have called is from the heart to the mind. It's a man is stored in the heart but he always has a part to the to the mind. And that's why you will find certain verses in the Quran that tell us that What's the matter with you?

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Why don't you believe and then he tells us that Allah cantata Quran so that you can think because if you think properly, you can always affect your Eman as well. If you think properly if you think about the writing, you can, you can affect your email. And a lot of times sometimes a lie addresses the heart and sometimes it addresses the the brain and tells us to either think or to believe now modern

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science has now found Okay, this is all coming in the model is literally in the last maybe a couple of years.

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They're actually finding now that there is a real connection between the heart and between the brain

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and that they do consult one another, there are two parts to our bodies.

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And that when a person has belief, it actually it actually makes certain connections in the brain come alive. Because of the belief

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there is a true connection between our heart and our brain. And what we must understand is although a man is sitting here in the in the heart, he man is not you know disconnected from our brain. We use our faculties up here to to believe. Now let me give you those verses. allows me just says For example, just to make us better to make us come further deeper into Islam. He says in Surah Surah Baqarah number 208 Yeah, you are levina Amen. Oh, you who believe who do Hulu see me Kapha enter into this religion fully.

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I just because we've entered into religion doesn't make us you know, the deepest of believers. The deeper you go into faith, the more you go into it, the more of a person you are who's actually in that land of belief. Let me give you an example of this. Okay. Many of us have traveled, let's say for example, you are you are going to Pakistan from love from London. Okay, from London, you make an agenda Pakistan, on route you your plan, your plane lands in Dubai. Okay, so you're going to change planes. So you go from one plane to another plane and the second plane takes you over to Pakistan. Right? So you've actually landed in Dubai? Yes or no? you've landed in Dubai. Yes or no? Yes, sir.

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Guys. Yes, you can do by now if you claim to people and said oh, I went to Dubai. I went to Dubai.

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Would you really say to them that they went to Dubai?

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would you would you say no, you're you're shaking your heads? You would at least say

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from one plane to another but yes, you were in Dubai. But you just you know took the air of Dubai in you were in the airport of Dubai and that's not called being in Dubai. Okay. If you checked out from the airport

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and you exited the airport, and you went into let's say you know the space outside of Dubai. Just just you know, maybe the courtyard maybe the few malls or shops there just outside. Okay, you've now entered Dubai. It's okay. You went to Dubai. But let's say you still never went into the heart of Dubai. You never went around in Dubai. You just went for a couple of hours here that's not called going to Dubai. We know that right? That's like having a little you know, okay, fine. You went to Dubai but you never really went to Dubai. Okay, right. You

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gotta spend a few days there you got to go into you got to go to the certain places that we all know the road or whatever place Okay, I'm not going to give you the place name because somebody must have stuff the law stuff or the law, you just said Jumeirah I stuck to the law. Right? So we all know that if you want to be considered to be someone who's gone into Dubai and visited Dubai, you've got to go around a bit, okay? Then you can say yes, I've been to the to the land of Dubai. Now, the same thing happens with a man.

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Imagine, if you just say la ilaha illAllah. If you set a shadow line and the law, fine,

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you're considered to be in the land of a man.

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But you're not really in the land of the man yet. Unless you get into it further. The further you get into Dubai, for example, or if you visited London, the further you get into London, the more you can say the person is in London or is in Dubai, the same way he man has a circumference. And when you come to a man, you come to the outskirts of the circumference. And when you enter, you are now making this your journey into the depth of Eman until you get to the point of the middle of the circumference. And if that happens, then Subhanallah you're a true believer and Allah says in this in this ayah he says yeah, you live in Amman, oh you believe or do Hulu is sigma Kapha. He says get

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into email, get it get it or get into this religion fully. In fact, in one part of the Quran Allah says, Allah says yeah, you alladhina amanu amino. Now this this can come across as being confusing. So when Allah says oh you who believe Allah says really believe further. Now how can Allah say all you who believe Okay, this is an IRA number 1136 of surah number four, Allah says yeah you're Latina ama No, all you who believe a lot and says believe he gives us a command Believe me to believe believe in Allah what also they believe in the messenger. Why would you say that is because you've got belief but you need to make it even stronger and you need to make that belief greater. In fact,

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another part of the Quran Allah Israel says, Yeah, you are Latina Amano. Oh, you who believe

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me just give you the this is in Surah Hadid surah number 57 ayah number 28. Allah says yeah, you are Lavina Amman, oh you believe it. Be aware of Allah be conscious of Allah, what am it will be Rasul Allah and believe in his messenger. Already Allah said you have any man and then he says he wants you to believe in the messenger. Why? Because believing in Allah means that you better show your actions more and more that you have believed. And that's where the true belief comes. So if you want to now answer the question, Why are certain people leaving Islam? It's because their belief was not that strong. And if it's not strong, then just as winds can blow things away, it will blow you away

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as well. Allah azza wa jal says in our current yeah you are Latina Amano a to LA LA to LA. So this is this is the part of Eman surah number four and number 59 are you believe a bay Allah and obey His Messenger and another part of the Quran in Surah Surah number eight and number 24 allows real says yeah, you alladhina M and O you who believe his study will delay he will

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limit your answer to the call of Allah and His Messenger when they asked you to come to something that is going to make your Eman you know come alive.

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Now why is Allah Israel saying this oh you believe obey Allah and obey His Messenger because he man is something once you got the engine it's supposed to make you believe in Allah and His messenger. It was supposed to make you come closer. And another part of the Quran Allah EULA Dena M and O you who believe in law, be conscious of Allah be aware of a lot now Hang on a minute. I'm a believer, I believe in Allah. But what is Allah telling me here lies telling me Yes, you do believe in Allah. But I want you to be aware of me more and more law be well Now this does two things here. One is I'm a believer, I believe in Allah. But the second one is that as an unbeliever of Allah, I go in my

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life and every other moment of my life, I start to be aware that Allah is watching me.

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That is that is a second that is a secondary thing. In fact, Allah says now the Quran in surah Allah and Milan

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surah number three, Allah says yeah, you have Lavina Amano Are you believe it? La haka, Ducati. Be aware of Allah as he ought to be aware of, as you ought to do this. So this is in Surah. Allah Moran is number 102.

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Look at the way you ought to think of Allah and be aware of Allah watching you do this while at the moon in love and to Muslim Moon. And don't ever come to a state that you are dying or leaving this world, except that you are. You are those who have submitted to Allah azza wa jal. So you can see how all of these ions tell us that we're supposed to connect up with with a large journal in this way. And we spend about another 10 minutes and I'll be done by about half of the finished. Allah says yeah, you levina M and O you who believe that the bureau shavonne this is pseudo norsu number 24. And number 21. He says oh you believe don't follow the footsteps of the shaytan because one of

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the things is I'm believe but allowances make us aware that you've got an enemy behind your back always so think allies watching me and I've also got an enemy behind my back to take my Eman away. Allah says in the Holy Quran Surah Surah 49 and number one, yeah, you're Latina M and O you who believe

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in a lie, you are a Sunni, don't ever step in front of Allah and His Messenger don't ever make your own you know judgment about what the religion is without having authority of that from the Quran and the Sunnah. Allows result says yeah, you alladhina amanu all you who believe now, he says these ions are you believe Oh, you who believe again and again and most of these verses are from the verses of surah Medina, from Madina, munawwara when they were revealed in the Medina and period or after the hegira, when the province of La harlots and I hadn't made the hijra to Medina, most of these verses came because Allah azza wa jal is now telling them that you are not just ordinary people. Now you

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are people who have believed so therefore you need to do what I'm telling you to do. So what did Allah say, say for them to do? I'm going to give you a second set of verses. Allah says in Surah Baqarah, sutra number two and number 153. Yeah, you're Latina, I'm an O you who believe is tiny. Do Salah.

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Seek help, by doing prayer. And by showing patience now a man you got a man you've got a link that a man to pray, so that a man should urge you to actually pray because you believe you want Allah then you pray? Allah says yeah you alladhina M and O you believe quotevalet calcium now you should fast this is number 183 of Surah Baqarah

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Allah says in the Holy Quran

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yeah you alladhina amanu Oh you believe iroko was to do bow down to Allah prostrating from Allah wa Budo Rockman worship You Lord, this is Surah HUD surah number 22 I number 77 these are things that are lost told us with our ibadah that now you imagined push you to do a better a third thing that Allah says one is that he wants us to come into Islam fully and be an eBay Allah eBay's messenger and do your makeup believe deeper? Second is Allah is telling us to pray and to worship and to fast and so on and so forth. That is the second thing to do with a bada and third thing allows real says is in terms of our

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our vows our dealings with people allows ritual says that you have to be those who's who are honest in an upright Allah says yeah you're Latina Amman oh you believe our food our food the contracts you make fulfill your contracts fulfill your obligations fulfill the promises that you make this is sort of my number five and number one so believe it now is not this belief on its own is belief with my worship yes with most of the practicing Muslims do but it has to be believed also with the contracts and the obligations I have even with my father even with our families and others I have to do that. In fact the laws real says yeah, you're Latina M and O you who believe lyase coracoacromial come

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this is social Islam. Okay, lions comin comin. Let's not one nation, mock another nation no racism, he man means there's no racism. This is pseudo 100 pseudo number 49. And number 11. Allah says yeah, you're Latina M and O you who believe.

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And fusa como la coonara. Save yourselves and save your family members from the fire. This is Surah number 66. I am number six. So Allah is linking Eman with saving my family from from Jana. A saving my my society from john, this is a man as well. That is part of your belief that once you believe you got to do these things and your email should be an engine that makes you do these things. Now let me These are things from our sort of social life. Another one from the social life is sort of number 24 and number 27 Allah de la Vina Amano, you believe Latin Hello beautiful AWT comm don't enter houses that are not yours unless you do sort of salon unless you make awareness. All these

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things came because socially, we're supposed to be those who behave in a certain way.

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The next one I'm going to give you is to do with

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number five. Yes is to do with the Acura

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and to do with our

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let me just quickly find this to do with our connection with Allah azza wa jal. So for example, in Surah number 33 and number 41, Allah says yeah you are Latina, amels Guru la Vikram cathedra Oh you who believe. remember Allah, good, abundant abundance, amount of remembrance, okay. abundant amount of remembrance. Why? Because by believing in Allah azza wa jal was supposed to always be thinking of Allah. Allah says yeah you are Latina M and O you who believe it Allah be aware of Allah will tend to have some academic level, every soul should start thinking about what it has sent forth for the accurate for the next life. This is Surah number 59. And 18 Allah azza wa jal says yeah, you're

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Latina Amano, those who believe hell? I don't know Kamala t Jarrah, should I tell you about a trade or commerce that you can make to G caminada alum that will save you from a tormenting punishment? Should I tell you meaning that we should we should do something for the Acura again this is Surah number 61 and number 10. So, these eyes are telling us to be aware of the Acura to connect them with Allah. Allah azza wa jal has told us yeah you're Latina M and O you who believe it la be aware of La la de la silla and also find a means to get to Allah. So these are things are connected to the law. Another set of verses tell us our Eman

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Okay, another set of verses tell us that in our political life in the things to do with believers and non believers we have to be careful in how we have our dealings. So Lhasa has told us Yeah, you're Latina. Iman, oh, you believe that to be Fatah mean? dunican Leia Luna Maha Bella, this is Surah Matsuda three I number 118 that you know your secret things your secret affairs of the Muslim should be between the Muslims, you deal with your problems. Don't allow others to come from outside of Eman into your problem because they would want different things from it. They they would want to spoil. What is what is there between you? Yeah, you're Latina man. That's where Allah has told us.

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You know, be careful how you deal with the other communities outside of Islam because they could come and they could spoil what what is there between the believers? Another part and the final part that I'm going to tell you for today is what allows which tells us that by by acting upon all of this, Allah azzawajal is changing our inside. And he's going to give us new he's going to give us light he's going to make us better people. So for example, a large result says

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Surah Baqarah surah number two and number 257. Allah Who will you live in Amman or you resume in a zoo Mattila note, Allah is the one who is the guardian of the believers. He takes them out of darkness into light. Laws really saying that once we have the belief, Allah will automatically take us out from the darkness into the light and we will be closer to him. Allah says Allah Quran, Allah mutiny, levena Amman, Tasha Luna de la has the time not come for the believers that their hearts become softened towards and to become inclined towards the remembrance of Allah azza wa jal and there are many verses like this in the Holy Quran. For example, Allah says in Allahu Allah had in

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Medina mo ilustraciones 13 suta 2254 Allah says he is the one that guides the believers to the straight path. So Allah azza wa jal will make all of this happen for us. And all of this come true for us. When we link our email to our actions, we see a broader picture, we made sure that we know from last week's one we make sure that the understanding is there. And this week's theme was about a man it was about belief. Belief is something which you have is valuable, but belief is something which we have to work on, the more you will repeat the IRS and ahaadeeth and evidences and things. It will make us be become people who believe in Allah deeper and deeper. We should never separate

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our aqidah our Sierra our knowledge of Islam, from our real email and our real life, it's all joined together. All of these things should make us be more aware that in every part of my life, I'm supposed to act upon something that is linked to my email, we should use my email and from the verse that I've given you at the end it tells us in all our dealings in all our you know, in fact the law says yeah, you Latina top law, whether or not a mere Riba law tells us be aware of a law you believe when federal member came in everybody was supposed to leave Riba And usually, this isn't sort of Bukhara towards towards the end of Surah Baqarah why

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Because when I practice all of this then I've made my true connection with Allah azza wa jal so today's theme was about a man inshallah we'll do another theme next week inshallah I'll see you at seven o'clock very sharp. Anyone have any questions for today that we any questions that you have

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any questions?

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See you next week.

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