Hatem al-Haj – Manazil as-Sa’ireen #51 – Chapter on Certainty

Hatem al-Haj
AI: Summary © The importance of certainty and faith in reality is emphasized in legal systems, with speakers emphasizing the need for acceptance and faith in oneself through understanding the dynamics of the structure and avoiding distraction from people of faith. Building certainty through understanding the dynamics of the structure and avoiding false assumptions and outcomes is crucial for building confidence in one's life. Consent and guidance are key for avoiding embarrassment and negative offenses, and avoiding misunderstandings and offenses is crucial to avoiding unnecessary misunderstandings and negative offenses.
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smilla from the Los Alamos are allowed

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to proceed.

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So today inshallah we will talk about the appian. We have WAP and unnecessary. That's chapter uncertainty.

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in this session, we will finish the top 100, or the book on heart.

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We have the part of the chapter nine, and the entire chapter 10. Chapter nine is unhappy and avahi the offerings and sacrifices and chapter 10 is on our vehicle, which is a newborn sacrifice.

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But now, we will talk about the appian we'll talk about certainty something that every body needs, and

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no one

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of us could ever claim to have enough of every one of us needs more of it.

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So it is it's a particularly particularly important chapter, a particularly important station. And also we'll explain why it is a particularly important station.

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He said Wi Fi in chapter uncertainty. So the government hardware come online is Bookman as serene said favelas are the area to live locally in law, the Almighty said and on the earth are Signs for the certain ones, to certain meeting the certain and faith the faithful

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Not some sort of there yet. Then the sheriff said here earlier in the penal markable FEC he has a party who Avaya Tara data Rama Pina will put in the FASTA

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Sollecito Roger

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markable as if you have a theory of certainty is the transporter the traveler on this path, or the embark on on this path to

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embark on a path. So certainty is the transporter of the traveler on this path? Well via to the Rosetta Rama and it is the ending of the rankings of the commoners were Pina Otto to attend the class and it was said that it is the first for the elites. So he says, In Markopolos, if you have a career Philippine is the transport or the carrier of the traveler on this path, the path to Allah subhanaw taala the journey to Allah subhanaw taala all the stations that we will talk about all the stations that we talked about, what will carry you through the stations, what will carry you to the stations through the through the stations is what is your certainty and alarm the hereafter? How

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could you have telecoil without tip and how could you have reliance without tip?

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How could you have patience endurance without tip? How could you have you know, proper self recommend going Inaba returning to Allah has urban in urban Morocco watchfulness of Allah without having your feet without having certainty in Allah in the hereafter. How could you have sn? How could you excel? How could you perfect your deeds if you do not have the IP.

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So the IP is the transporter as the carrier, it is the enabler that will take you to those stations, and we'll take you through them. So that is why it's markable we have a terrific is the carrier the transporter of the traveler on this path, the amount of the traveler on this path.

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He said, obviously it will go via to the Rosetta Lama, it is the ending of the rankings of the commoners because

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for the commoners, once you have established certainty, once certainty has have been established the saying that now you can embark on the journey of the elites the journey of a cost of the journey of the chosen the journey of the selected ones. And you can embark on this journey now that you're ready that you have established the IP, and you have fulfilled to the station of up. So you're departing from the rankings of alarm to the rankings of hossler. What will give you that impetus? Well, we'll give you that energy. That's chance that power to move now beyond that the rankings of the commoners is the establishment of the establishment of certainty in your heart. The fact that he

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said that it is the ending of the rankings of

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At the beginning or the first step on the path of a fossa or the chi or the elites, does not take away from the station of VIP and keep in mind, he, the chef himself said that you will now and not be able to fulfill any of those stations and video rise above it, and you fulfill it from above.

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You basically move beyond that, and then look back and fulfill that station. So it does not mean that at one point you will rise above the station of European you have fulfilled the the station of European you don't need any more European, even if you are hostile.

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Is that clear? This is very clear that she has let's say this and look at them and the introduction. And it is it is quite obvious like who would say that I have enough European I don't need more. When Moses said his Lord alehissalaam said his Lord will be out in the under a like Oh my Lord, let me look at you. Look, let me see you. You know, who would say that he does not need more European when Ibraheem alehissalaam said Robbie, Arnica. takimoto My Lord, show me how you resurrect them. And if if musalla he said I'm an email, he said, we're talking about today we're talking about the best of the best, you know that there is actually a controversy about who's the second best after our

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messenger sallallahu sallam, whether it is Ibrahim or Moosa. So we're talking, we're talking about the best of humanity. So most elite of the elite, and they were they were asking for more up. So Abraham had no idea he had, you know, the certain years based on knowledge that's based on revelation.

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But he wanted to see it, and that it does not mean that he had doubts, it does not mean that he was not that he was unsure. But he wanted the identity of it. And he wanted the opinion of eyesight. And Rahim Allah Islam was given that was granted this, and he was granted this because he deserved so it would not be certainly appropriate of us to say, Oh my Lord, show me how you resurrect the dead. And not only because he deserved it, but also the the Ibrahim can own planet and the lion honey, he was an Asian by himself. He was he he wants to confront the tyranny of his time. And you know, the masses, the ignorant masses, tyranny and ignorance, like oceans of tyranny and ignorance alone, to

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come up and to confront all of this alone, you do need that extra

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amount of certainty, you know, the certainty of eyesight is what he wanted, and what he was given by his Lord. Therefore, there's always room for us to improve on our certainty and to improve on our API and we have to always make use of every opportunity, every chance that we can improve our certainty and our EP.

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And then we'll come back and talk about how to, you know, to build up.

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The CFO then said,

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hawala, serata Rajat, and it was it was said, worthy it is of three levels, like usual, divides everything to three levels.

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adonijah to Lula Imani opinion, will caboodle Malzahar Amina. workable Naka by lil Huck will follow mathema but there are two rules.

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The first level is the certainty of knowledge that is ultimate happiness, usually translated as knowledge of certainty.

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But here essentially apenas the subject matter that is being described since we're talking about tip, you know, I prefer to translate this as certainty of knowledge, meaning certainty, that is based on knowledge. And then I ended up in certainty of eyesight, certainty, that is based on sight or certainty of sight, and then happily opinion certainty that is based on reality real experience,

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which is certainty of reality.

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So, he said ultimately opinion that is basically having the conviction having the data, you know, receiving that and how the processing this data and reaching to a point of certainty based on the data that you have, not just the intellectual data, but the spiritual imports. So you collect all of this and

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you develop that level of certainty that is called the edmonia p now we have certainty that is based on certain knowledge of certainty that is based on certain knowledge, certainty and a law that is based on knowledge you feel that you're completely certain that you have certain knowledge

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of the existence and greatness of a Lost Planet Allah and the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala. And he's Beautiful Names and attributes and you feel that you have certain knowledge of, you know the prophethood of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam and the message of the Quran and so on. And that's, that is certainty that's the first level of certainty certainty that you have acquired on the basis of certain knowledge, knowledge that is certain. And he said,

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to fulfill this level, he said Abood, Masada middle hop,

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accepting what is made obvious by the true one, accepting kabuli Malzahar terminal hack or that is made obvious of the true one or by the true one, whenever Allah subhanaw taala makes obvious to you the truth to the last minute Allah makes obvious to us through the revelation

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or through His signs in the universe or through His signs in the universe, whatever it appears here, whatever is obvious to you. And certainly that

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includes the Quran and the Sunnah and the commandments of Allah subhanaw taala and the Quran and the Sunnah under Sharia.

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And the, the the Sharia not only the Sharia of the Sahaba of the button also, you know, the Sharia that guides our exterior and that guides our interior and we have been given detailed instructions by the prophet sallallahu sallam, on how to

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guide ourselves and in this life, all of this is happy that has appeared to us that is obvious to us. The acceptance of this hack will help us with certainty, the acceptance of this Hawk would help us with certainty. And the acceptance of this Hawk is an indication of certainty. It is both an indication of certainty and a catalyst of certainty, or like

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an enabler of certainty. Those who are certain you will find them compliant. It's obvious, right? certainty is like your market, it is your transporter your carrier, and it will guy it will lead you to obedience to the law, it will lead you away from Masaya if you have certain certainty in the last one without a certainty the year after.

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True certainty also will keep keep you away from even shortcomings or suboptimal behavior sub ethical behavior, not just Massey that will keep you from anything that is

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that is unbefitting our true believer, so cabul mazara mental Hopkins then he said what Kabbalah magabala accepting what is hidden by the true one, that which has been headed. Because some things have been made clear to us. Some things have been hidden from us now.

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What has been hidden? So the

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last minute Allah told us about the punishment in the grave, we don't know how we don't know the true nature of this a lot told us about things that will happen on the Day of Judgment, a lot told us about the angels and how and how the the talk to each other, and, and so on, and a lot of us are told us about, you know, the angels talking to Allah subhanaw taala, about the creation of Adam, all of these things.

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We don't know the sort of the real nature, the how,

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the how and the real nature, the real essence of how all of this happens. How, how could you be punished in the grave? How could the angel sit you up in the grave? And keep in mind, people who have limited intellects? They'll think, you know, how could you sit up? Do you think that the prophet SAW Selim was thinking that the companions saw that you actually like, you know, the, the companions see the person go down in the grave, and then they are the ones who put dust on top of them. So this is not like a matter of physics, where you say like, you know, the grave? How could you sit up when you're down there, and there's dust all over you? And we don't see that? So the

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companions didn't ask these questions, because they did not need to ask these questions because they were more intellectual, they were more intelligent.

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like to ask them to ask those questions. Those are ridiculous questions. You will have to be very limited intellectually, to actually have issues with this because this is certainly something that is beyond what is physical. These are mental nowra you

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The metaphysical, you know, and intelligent people like Emmanuel Kant, for instance, consider it to be the, the greatest philosopher in the last 200 years, in the Critique of Pure Reason, he said, You don't examine the metaphysical with your intellect because it's incapable because it's, this is not the proper tool, by which you examine the metaphysical, it is just not capable.

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So intelligent people would recognize this, the Sahaba longlining never asked the Prophet Muhammad, how would you know, because these are things that we just accept, we understand that we have limitations,

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the limitations of the physical and when it comes to the metaphysical and with comes to the last one our head from us, and we this is knowledge that we just accept through the revelation whatever we receive through the revelation we accept it and we do not speculate beyond what we have been told. We just don't speculate we stop there.

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And then the CF Rahim Allah said we'll move on I'm a farmer, but how can accepting golden is established about the true one or bufala comma that comma V min Amelie support your family, the attributes and the actions of Allah subhanaw taala everything about a lot that we have been told by Allah or by His Messenger, you accept it without a hurry without distortion, without party without denial without seeing, likening galore to any of his creations without the speed without positing any resemblance between him and his creation, you just accept and move on and the ruhakana our righteous predecessors used to say I'm a raw camera, let them pass as they came, you know, the

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verses of the attributes without denial, and without,

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without asking the impossible the question that is impossible to answer the question of how and without basically trying to examine or speculate about the true nature or the true essence of any of those attributes or afoul of Allah subhanaw taala.

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So, it basically Dr. Ola augmente opinion is about acceptance, acceptance of that which has been shown to you acceptance of that which has been hidden from you. It is acceptance, that is an indication of your certainty, and that is a catalyst of greater and greater and greater certainty that's an enabler

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of greater and greater

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Then the sheikh said, well, Roger 230, I only appear on

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the second level is the certainty of site I enter the theme the certainty of site and that is what Rahim Allah Salam asked for that is what masala is famous for, but what was asked for was a little bit beyond what he can get. Certainly, this was not meant to be for a human being in this life. We asked about smelt Allah for all of us, to be of those who will behold the divine on in the year after, but this is not meant to be something that you can get in the in this life. That is why Allah subhanaw taala revealed themselves to himself to the mountain.

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And the mountain could not take it but but Moosa

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but I'm asked for something that a lot the

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basically acceptable to grant to him, which is to show him how, you know, the resurrection, that how the resurrection of the dead takes place. So, but certainty of sight is,

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is different from certainty of knowledge, we we know about the general Prophet told us about the general we believe the Messenger of Allah and we believe that there must be an like an abode beyond this after this where, you know, good words to get to basically rejoice in the fruits of what they have

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brought forth or what they have done. And so we believe in the gentleman, but do you believe in the general like, the prophets of Salaam who saw the jinn

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cannot be the same, you know, seeing this as is never you know, like, eerie.

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Dodger fan Yeah, he said a movie very steep, Rocky and illustrated.

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Second level and he will, the chief will get into being a little bit more abstract here you will say, this is about experiencing the divine where the second event and that is when experiencing the divine

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replaces the need for evidence experiencing the divine replaces the need for evidence experiential faith replaces the need for evidence, you don't need any evidence, like one of the the other as have nicer borders is that the you know, when the folder and and and

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we will say how what she said is true but not necessarily absolutely true from from every angle when they told her about Mr. Razi having 1000 the leaves or 1000 troops on the existence of Allah subhanaw, taala, and so on. And he said, I don't need any of them, he must have had 1000 doubts, to come up with 1000 proofs, I have no doubts.

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So that elderly woman from nicer bore, you know, and and that does not mean that he had more faith in him. But but the concept here, you could benefit from a statement like this, without completely surrendering to the statement, that the sort of the veracity of the statement from every aspect, but you could benefit from

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some of the implications of that statement. So she did have the experience of faith, to feel that she does not need to establish proofs, because

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it's his or her it is, it's part of her second nature, you know, existence of God, what, who needs to establish proofs on the existence of God, I don't have any doubts. I don't need to have any answers to any misconceptions. Because I don't have misconceptions. They don't just be don't come across my mind, and on top of them, so but so part of this is when experiential faith and was when you when you realize the truth and fruits of a man, that last pinata that that puts in your heart that the prophets of Salaam told us of

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Anthony don't need

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intellectual proofs.

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And when he said

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please describe then describing the second stage here, which is I ended up in the certainty of sight and he said one in every bit.

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And so, it is when witnessing takes the place of hearing, witnessing takes the place of hearing. Now, we have traveled the past and you have seen what has been described to you before, on this path on this journey to Allah subhanaw taala the stations, the fruits of the stations and, and so on. So whatever it has been, whatever you you heard before now you saw it, and certainly

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will suffice and will replace now hearing because you're seeing it

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and then he said will her push too hard to sue the hijab.

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And that is when you know shooed the beholding of the Divine pierces the veil of knowledge pierces the veil of knowledge Harker showed me that is when the holding the divine pierces the veil of knowledge.

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And that certainly never means that any issue hood will be countered to or in conflict with the knowledge, it will compliment it will enhance it will elucidate it would clarify the knowledge that he received the knowledge of somehow yet, or the knowledge of the text, textual proofs or the knowledge of the text of the revelation, but not as of the text of the revelation will read will help you reach a certain level but without your effort without your

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experience your spiritual basically ascend

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to higher levels that knowledge will have limitations, right, will have limitations, knowledge will have limitations. How many knowledgeable person that has not been able to realize all the fruits of that knowledge because they don't have experience they don't have spiritual experience or they have limited spiritual experience. So they get as much as they deserve, you know, they get what they deserve. But certainly the the people who

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use this knowledge reap the fruits of the of the knowledge and internalize that knowledge and act upon that knowledge both on the exterior and in the interior. Those people will

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pierce the limitations of knowledge or pierce the Hadoop or the veils

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of knowledge that is the limitations of knowledge.

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And then he said, what data to third is a happily appeal as far as a podcast

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certainty of reality, if that is a satisfactory certainty of reality. And we said there you have the certainty of knowledge, certainty, it's based on knowledge. You know, all of you heard about China, right? All of you believe in believe that China exists. Have you ever seen China? Have you ever experienced China? Like, most of you, but some of you may have, you know?

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But, but is there a difference between this and between seeing China?

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And is there a difference between this and living in China? So you've been told about the agenda? Is it different when you first see

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the gates of the agenda, it's different, but when you get in there, and so let me I must make use of those deserving of it.

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When you get in there is that and then everything that you have been told, you've been just told about things, that whatever you've been told LaserJet nothing, and I've done a little asthma as of now, but said nothing is in the agenda is like anything in the dunya anything that you've been told, you know, because the Prophet had to use terminology that that is familiar to us. But nothing in the agenda is like anything in the dunya except names. So when you get to experience all of this, what are other than semi auto, da da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da Sorry, that was had never come across the heart of a human being, when you get to experience the status, how could

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you have been right? Others happily have been the certainty of reality.

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What our share of that station in this life, certainly we cannot have the certainty reality of the agenda and certainly reality, you know,

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of the unseen certainty a reality of the unseen because we have not experienced this and this particular spatial framework analysis and modality and I believe

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this is completely accurate that this particular station is reserved in this life for the greatest of a loss. messengers, you know,

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Musab Rahim hamdulillah him, sadly, you know, it's not with certainty of reality here, Allah subhanaw taala wanted the prophets of Salaam to have a taste of the certainty of reality. And you know, Karim, Allah will not want to talk too much, or loss of data showed the resurrection by certainty of reality. So, but for us, the certainty reality of us is basically limited to the experience of faith. You know, whatever truths and fruits of faith are these stations that we have been told by the prophets of Saddam about and we get to experience them, we get to experience them in reality, and feel the basically the fruits of them. This would be our share of hackery again, in

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this life, you know, has commentaries or even elites

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in this line,

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have said about cochlear clean as far as option castrate is the shining of the light of disclosure. The Silence of the light of disclosure when Allah Spano tala reveals the realities revealed these two scenes that have been veiled from you that you have been barred from

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that is

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the shining of the light of disclosure, from my philosophy and confidently epi readings from the burden of certainty readings from burden surfing certainty what would be like a chore like it would be like a pursuit a quest, something that you want to get to something that you want to have you want to acquire. So you put in a lot of effort to reach certainty or Lena, Josefina, the announcer button and those who strive for our cause, we shall guide them to our path you put in a lot of effort and certainty will then require of you compliance require for you adherence to the sun and so on. These are considered the burdens in earlier stages in earlier phases. Now certain that certainty

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becomes purely a carrier for you, like

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when when an energizer would give you power without any code without any burden, because that is when our righteous predecessors used to say like, uh, I, you know, I have to strive to do the night prayers for 20 years and then I enjoyed them for 20 years. So 20 years of striving to get to the point where the night prayers have become

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a source of power.

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For enjoy, and strength. So that is that is when people move from that leave being a burden to them being a source of power, energy and joy,

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then he's had so much fun, I hope he happily attain and then the solution into the knowledge of certainty or the certain truth

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of the solution or into the certain truth. And that is self annihilation. And we did address this issue before and I'm not gonna repeat, we're not going to talk about this issue now. Because we want to talk, we want to basically

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add this little bit to our reality and just talk about how we build certainty from scratch from, you know, the bottom up from the ground up.

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certainly, we're not with Chef where he is and we want to address our own needs, our own needs.

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So I wanted to say that, you know, when it comes to certainty, when it comes to certainty, some people think that certainty is by dispelling every doubt that you come across it is by the ability to

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review every misconception, every misgiving about Islam, and to dispel the doubts in your mind. And that is your way to certainty that is not, that is not a proper way to certainty that is not a holistic way to certainty. This retail approach to certainty is completely unacceptable, completely unacceptable. These are two different pursuits, two different quests, you know, refuting misconceptions or fighting doubts is one thing. And building certainty is a different thing. They are interdependent, because you do need, you can build certainty and

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basically ignore the doubts under the surface, you will have to address them. They are interdependent, but they are separate quests or pursuits.

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So today, we'll talk a little bit and we may take a little bit more time and borrow it from FERPA but we'll talk about building certainty versus

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fighting doubts. Or we'll talk about both but you know, first building certainty, in order for you to build certainty,

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you will have to have the proper information, proper data and proper tools, as well or the you know, the input and the ability to make use of that input, the proper inputs.

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These are intellectual data, and spiritual imports, input that is coming to you that will need to be in our process.

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And you have to have the ability to make use of this input. And I don't want to say process because it may sound just like to dry or intellectual, but to reap the benefits, the fruits of that input that you're getting, because it is not only intellectual, but it is also spiritual, and just refuse to be reduced into like matter mindless matter, or refuse to be reduced into matter with intellect, because you also have a heart and you also have a spirit and the role of the heart and the role of the Spirit cannot be ignored or overlooked in this pursuit or in this quest, you have like more meaning to you as a human being than, you know, the rest of the species, it should be obvious to you

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that there is some meaning beyond just being like the rest of the plans or the rest even of the animals.

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So, now the the data that you will be receiving the data comes from two sources. One source is the message of Allah Subhana.

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Allah subhanaw taala created this universe and send us a message you are part of this universe. And you look around you. And there is a message there is a claimant of, you know,

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the creation of this universe, there is a claim to the creation of this universe. There is a wonderful, magnificent, you know, astounding universe around you and there is a claimant to the creation of this unit.

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And the set who sent you a message. So, these are your sources, these are your sources,

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sources of input to this gap

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and the spiritual imports that we will talk about because the you know, he sent you a message and he created the universe for you and he also sends you those worry that that come to your heart.

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So, the message of Allah subhanaw taala center

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is is your way tip and the way over operand is beautiful in a simple and it is superior. complexity and superiority are not mutually inclusive, or simplicity and simplicity and superiority are not mutually exclusive. In fact, you know, the most obvious facts need to be the most simple ones to grasp.

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So, the way of the operand and addressing these various issues, like keep in mind, you sit down and it's not about like linguistic jargon. It's not about you know, look looking or sounding too technical or too advanced. So you can always talk about cosmological evidence and theological evidence and theological, but all of this is an operand, but it is, you know, in a very simple way, I'm calling for Monterey Santa Monica Ripon. Is the cosmological evidence of the integrated without a creator of the Creator themselves or they create the heavens and the earth or are they in control? Or do they have the treasures here nor there? Or are they in control, entity, illogical evidence,

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you know, all of the invitation to ponder over the creation of the heavens and the earth is about this, you know, is about the wisdom, look at this, there must be wisdom and there must be you know,

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there must be a purpose and there must be a wisdom.

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So, you examine, you reflect you learn the Quran, and you reflect on all of the discourses in the Quran or the disbelievers about the existence of a lot about the greatness of Allah but the names and attributes of about, you know, the oneness of Allah also, which is very important, you know, how could you find anything that's more powerful than pulcherrima kurunegala paralela LRC Sabina, now canopy Mallya, Tony Lola, Lola facilita, have there been guards other than Allah subhanaw taala in them, they would have been in full and complete corruption, that is answering the possibility of equal guards, equal guards controlling the same domain? Absolutely. When you have equal willful

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agents controlling the same domain.

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Can you imagine willful agents with separate wills, controlling all of them controlling the same domain and they're all equal, the corruption will prevail, that is basically giving like a plane to two pilots and given them equal authority over the plane or to like one ship to two captains, or, or three or four, or five or so.

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And below catabolism, command to level up to the largest hubiera Say, say, knock them out. Listen to Macedon if there are truly Gods as they ascribed to him, beside him, as they ascribed to him, they will have all sought me the means to the pleasure of the Lord of the Throne, you know, the lives so the Lord of the Throne, so that is answering the the hypothesis of Gods several gods have an equal

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power, and if they are inferior, and they would be seeking the pleasure of the Lord of the Throne, they're not gods, they can be Gods How do you describe them as Gods if they are inferior, and they are dependent on the lord of throw for their power for their like influence or they cannot be described as gods. So both the hypothesis one is is false. And true is false. They can't be equal Gods can train and controlling the separate willful agents controlling the same domain production prevails, and they cannot be on equal grounds because that idea itself is self contradictory. It's, it's it's oxymoron, and if they're if they are inferior, they're not gods. So that is the way of the

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parameter of explaining things. So we need to reflect and we need to study the parameter reflect on you know, the Quranic message and the way of the Quran in pointing these things out to us.

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So listen into the Quran attentively with open minds and open hearts and reflecting Allah subhanaw taala told us that the Quran is enough I want to be a clean man and Malaika kitabi with Lala immunities Menifee Valley Kalamata Zechariah tomiyama noon in Surat lon Cabo de la said, had it not been enough for them that we have sent it out to you at Pura youth La La him

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To be recited to them in a theoretical, metaphysical economy known, certainly in this there is mercy and Vicarage reminder for people of faith for people of faith, people who are worthy of having faith, people who are deserving of faith,

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it would have been enough for them, it would have been enough for reasonable people who are worthy of faith to have received the Quran and to be told all of the, you know, of these proofs

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by the Quran, so, the Quranic way of explaining things and I provided the link for you inside the document that I sent you, I provided a link for it for you to like, European Institute paper on by Justin parrot on, you know, the Quranic way of addressing the the, you know, the existence of God.

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And then certainly the Quranic way is the superior way, it does not mean that you don't read,

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you know, it does not mean that you do not seek every possible way to convince people who have doubts or to talk to people

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who may not be Muslim, or who may be Muslim, but But certainly, like,

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fill yourself up with the Quranic way, because that should be your foundation, that should be your foundation, and it is very important.

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On Me, three men and women alike activated Allah who had not been enough for them, is not enough for them that we had or sufficient for them that we have sent down the book to you to be recited to them.

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The science of prophethood and there is happiness with paper also, by competition Now, on the science of prophethood. I provided the link for you to the paper and the it's it's a very well written paper and it's a series of proofs of prophethood it is a series and I really recommend for you to read the entire series on the proofs of his prophethood Sol olalia seven. And so all of this is intellectual intellectual, that, you know, that that you will need to reflect on.

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And, but don't underestimate the importance of the spiritual importance, the, the conditions, you know, when Allah subhanaw taala lets you taste the sweetness of faith that is important to in your pursuit of certainty that is important in this quest. When you feel the comfort when you feel the stability when you feel the sweetness of face.

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That you're being told,

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as human beings, that is what works for us, you know, and ample research has been has documented and confirm that Facebook people live happier lives and healthier lives. So, the spiritual imports are important make use of that make use of the worldly conditions the spiritual state, that allows Allah grants to you and make use of the word the you know, the insights, the visions, the in sight loss,

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grants you no disclosures, the cash, you know, which which does not do is it is not limited to people at the top of the pyramid, some people may get cash to enable them to help them to support them on the path to certainty. So, ask Allah subhanaw taala for this and be rely on a Lost Planet Allah

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to guide your heart because it is extremely important is extremely important.

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then, this is your, your, you're paying attention attentively or you are listening attentively to the the sun reflecting on the profit, the proofs of profit and so on and so forth. Making use of oil and wherever but you're also reflecting on this universe around you. It is it is important, a lot of sense or not at all. This is your one of your avenues this certainty as well as in a philosophy of emphysema database alone and Harlan McKeever began our acquisition so he sort of facilitate Allah subhanaw taala said, Stan Lee mattina philosophy of emphysema, we'll show them our signs. We'll show them our proofs fell out in the horizons astrology where he emphasized him in themselves, you know

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medicine, biology, the

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Until the country realize that it is the truth until it appears to them and they come to realize that it is the truth today we'll talk about if you've got a big alcohol acquisition, isn't it not enough to to lower it is a witness over all things. So that particular quest to certainty through reflection on the science of the universe, I Atman Budo Atma Atmos more either the size of Allah subhanaw taala can be witnessed there or can be heard out of the Quran can be heard can be rather than the ad in Suffern, Harford County, in the pages of this universe can be seen.

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But this particular request is is not limited to Muslims, you don't only need Muslims to point these things out to you. And if you have competent scientists, or competent, even philosophers, that will point some things out to you. And that will enable you with particularly for for many of you as though I in your capacity.

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And keep in mind, I'm not just talking to you in your individual capacity, because, you know, hopefully, you know, I don't need to talk to you about fighting doubts in as much detail as I will well in your individual capacity, because I hope that you don't have a you know, I hope for all of us that we don't have this, but in your capacity as the AI you need to learn this. So that when you talk to people, you know how to talk to them. And if certain people when we need to,

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we need to be you need certain a certain language, to talk to certain people to convince certain people learning to talk to them any language, learning Greek, learn German, learn also the language of the philosophers, the language of the laypersons. Don't talk to a layperson, like philosophers would talk to each other. And don't talk to a philosopher, like a lay person, learn the language that is appropriate for each one to convince them.

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And when you when you try when you're talking to them, leave your ego outside the door, because once you bring your ego in with you, it will ruin everything, it will ruin everything. So if you're just you're full of concern for them, compassion and concern for them, and humbleness and you're trying to figure out and also an anxiety about yourself, he is talking to someone who has doubts you're also full of anxiety that the one

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who did

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them, then the light of faith and has art made

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me do the same thing or put it out completely for you. So you're just you're coming in with an anxiety with compassion with concern, and you leave your ego outside the door.

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So, like I said, you know, because you may find, why am I saying this because you will find me using like people like Anthony flue, for instance, quite often, Fred Hoyle, or statements from Fred Hoyle or Anthony flue or Francis Bacon, or quite often you'll say, well, we have enough use, we don't have enough but but you know,

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it is different, particularly if you talk to someone who's not Muslim, particularly if you talk someone

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from here, for instance, and the they have particular

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aversion to sort of like Eastern philosophy, and they have particular preference for Western philosophy, someone like Anthony flew like one of them, sort of most popular atheists that the second half of the 20th century, converting back to the ISM at least,

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would be helpful to read his book and you know, there is a God and he provides you a link to his book, because he asks very, like, he asks very important questions, he poses very important questions to atheists, and to the deniers of the existence of God. So someone who spent his entire life you know, like an Oxford Professor of Philosophy, and not only Oxford, but, you know, thought philosophy in many, many places.

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Who was the most notorious most known

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atheist of his time, converting that back to deism? I think, you know, I think what

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he has to tell us is important to hear from him.

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So, for instance, he said, How can a universe of mindless matter produce beings with intrinsic ends? That's, that's an important reflection. That's the sort of part of theological

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proof but but, but but certainly in his book,

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He poses questions in a language that

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those people would relate to. So, it is important to equip yourself and to arm yourself with with all the tools that you need to help out people to help people out with compassion, because people those people deserve your compassion, how can a universe of mindless smaler produce beings with intrinsic ends intrinsic purposes, you know, like think about it, you have you have purposes you have ends, you have goals in your life, you have thoughts, you have feelings,

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that cannot be explained by matter and cannot be explained by chemistry cannot be explained by physics.

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So, this is also important and this book is important and there are other resources as well that would be helpful in this regard.

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Then, so, this is the data when we say this is intellectual and spiritual data and you will make use of all the data, but how will you make use of them if you don't have the proper tool, proper tools, proper tools, not only the intellect but also the spirit and proper to the most important of all is a trophy for this guidance By Allah, the ability to make benefit of this the ability to overcome your own biases to your own whims, your own desires, because after all, committing to religion is not easy.

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It's not easy, it's restraining right it is somewhat burdensome, there there is a burden you commit to a religion you'll have the commandments and the prohibitions this that

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sometimes stigma also for certain religions certain times in certain places. So, committing to a religion is not easy, how could you How could you be deserving How could you reap the benefits of this that and you know, be deserving of guidance and overcome your biases and your whims and desires and

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the social pressure, societal pressure and so on. You will have to be you have to have that ability, that capacity

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you will have to have that capacity how do you develop that capacity? Certainly by you know, the and Vikram remembrance of Allah and compliance. these are these are your most important to ask him to guide you. Ask the one who created you ask the one who made you like

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who's that would be the first person an infant turns to for sustenance, food security, guidance. Mother, right mom, that he turned to your mother.

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Because you came from her, you know, like, you know, you weren't connected to her by this cord, the umbilical cord. You came from her, you go back to her. And we were in this pursuit. In this quest for a guidance. You go back to your vote, go back to the one who created you and he asked him was the law with mdsr was brokenness and sincere

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hope for guidance that He will guide you and you remember him, Lost Planet Allah said towards the end of sort of a bucket on top of La Mola la policia, even fear Allah Allah will teach you and Allah is all knowing of all things, laws, all knowing of all things with Allah but but the point is, Fear Allah and Allah will teach you. What comes first is the fear of a loss of growth, to be deserving of this guidance, to be deserving of this support to be deserving of Allah holding your hand through the difficulties of this life and the turmoil and the hardships of this life's and ups and downs of this life and not keeping you on the path not losing sight of your destination. You do need his

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support. You know, how could you be? How could you? How could you be so how could we be so wicked with people? How could we shortchange people and abuse people that you know hexaploid people and cheap people and thinking about last minute Allah will then show us mercy? They're in the province of Southern parasara, hombre man and hammelmann Philadelphia, Hong Kong, Memphis, Rama, Rama, Rama, Rama and the merciful ones will be shown mercy by

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the Most Merciful, show mercy to those on earth that the one in the heavens may show your mercy. So how could you expect you know, every time you do it like you have used someone that you know whether it is a spouse or a friend or a neighbor or an enemy or adversary, every time you abuse someone, you you're you're basically

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making yourself less deserving of his feet and his guidance and his compassion and his mother. You know, he

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If he turns his sight away from you, you're doomed to destroy

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that is the sign of compassion and I in a Rockman you know, I have mercy and I have compassion. So what are your honeymoon? qumola but it is not easy. You think it is easy is it? It should not be easy. You know as well as Ramadan I often had that people think that they will be left after saying that we believe without being tried there will be trialed, because that's the nature of life and sort of ronica booth and at the end of surah booth, Allah subhanaw taala says, you know, that's the beginning at the end of it'll last edited Avenida de pina

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colada and Milan, Amman, Sydney, and those who strive for our cause, we shall guide them to our paths and Allah, and Allah is with the martini.

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Those who excel

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in pleasing their Lord. So show him that you that you are deserving. And this requires effort. And this requires much I had a bit showing him that you are deserving, because without having the right tool, you could collect as much information as you can. And you could gather as much data as you can, you could have whatever you want, you could reflect as much as you want. You could be the best physicist or chemist or biochemist or this or that you could be a biologist of renown. And then you talk about the a biogenesis, you talk about, you know, a biogenesis field things come in, you know, life coming from chemical, sort of random chemical

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Anthony fluke. He says, even if we believe in this theory, you wouldn't need you know, more than the life of this universe just for using combinations and permutations. For this to

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create like one strand of DNA by using combinations and permutations, you do need more than the entire life of this universe, for this to have happened randomly by like random chance. So

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that people think this way, some people think this way and they are smarter, more intelligent, so be be more deserving of guidance than them. Now this is building certainty now resisting doubts, resisting doubts. There is also an opinion, paper on mapping out doubts in our community in our Muslim community and the classified doubts into three different categories. There are adults that stem from

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social and moral concerns. There are adults that stem from scientific and philosophical concerns. There are adults that stem from personal trauma, personal trauma. And the papers indicated that that most of it comes from personal issues and social issues,

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not scientific or philosophical concerns or conventions, or anxieties or apprehensions that would cause them to doubt a loss Karnataka or without Islam as a religion. So mapping our doubts is important for us as value mapping out the doubts within our community is important, because you don't have to know where this is coming from the sources of this. So social and moral doubts, it is basically when the society when the norms of the society are in conflict with the teachings of the dean, sometimes it is because you don't know that the in sometimes because there is a real conflict, sometimes you may be mistaken about the dean and what the dean says.

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Or sometimes you may be mistaken about the application of certain teachings within the context. Within modern syntax, you don't have enough knowledge. You know, the bottom line, you don't have enough knowledge, whether about the actual teachings or the application, you don't have enough, but sometimes there is true conflict. And here, the true conflict will have to be addressed, you know, certain teachings that, you know, particularly our sisters now and that with the spread of feminism and so on, certain teachings about the different roles of men and women that they may have

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difficulties with or the level of discomfort with.

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But most of the social and moral concerns or contentions that that people have difficulty with come from the behavior of the of the believers. Most of it comes from the behavior of the believers, you know, religious people and their hypocrisy, religious people and their intolerance and things of that nature. It is important that we realize that

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that we could be contributing to this tragedy. You know, the spread of

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within our community,

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much of it could be related to cyber pressure, like I said, but but also we could be contributing.

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Having like, a negative experience and negative encounter with a religious person, particularly for someone who's far away from their religion, and sees you as a representation of their religion, having a negative encounter, particularly if you're an IRA mom, or something that is even more

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expected to be abiding to be compliant by the teachings of the religion could be detrimental, could be devastating to someone's face.

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So you have to pay attention, because you do not want to be sad, the answer be the light or not want to be one who diverse people away from the path of a loss, because that is the last thing that you want to do to someone we want to do to yourself.

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Then there is this group of sort of like scientific and philosophical concerns or apprehensions that

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cause people to have some doubts or some difficulties with faith, you know, they they mentioned creation versus evolution, they mentioned the existence of God, they mentioned the problem of evil and on the problem of evil, there is also like a happiness you pay per view medicine that we

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drew on

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Dr. Samuel Murray's book in Arabic,

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that I provided the link for, to for, for you, in the in the document that I sent you, but it is it is really, it is really important that, that you read this, if you are a buyer, if you don't have any particular issues, you don't need to worry about it. But if you are a buyer, you do need to worry about everything because you need to learn about things proactively.

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But if you don't have particular issues with us, you don't necessarily need to read it.

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Why do white people suffer

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the existence of God and the problem of evil.

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So, and then there are certain issues, there's certain concepts also, or certain teachings in Islam, that people may find

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some difficulty in reconciling with some scientific or philosophical concepts that they believe.

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Now, the third group was personal trauma, personal trauma, and that's a big group and that that's the that's a big source of doubt, a failure of relationships could actually trigger people into

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like psychological down spiral that that could lead them eventually to losing their faith

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being unhappy in general and feeling that religion is not the did not work for them did not make them happy,

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loss of loved ones, many percent from us, that could lead people to this downward spiral. So, this is the mapping out of doubt. So, I like to converse things I like to make sense of things

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in my classifications, I like things to have some solid tangible

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foundation for this, you know, for classification. So, I would say that we could Converse all of this the emotional intellectual, and sometimes there is a mixture of both that you are unable yourself to, to identify, but it is emotional or intellectual, there is the emotional group of you know, sources of doubt, and there is an intellectual one. So, scientific and philosophical questions such as the problem of evil the existence of God, creation versus evolution,

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you know, or the, these issues certain concepts, these these are intellectual issues that you need to address. And then there is the emotional ones personal trauma, you know, your your depression, and anxiety,

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obsessions with certain things or so, societal pressure that is causing you to cave in and so on. These are emotional reasons. Sometimes it's it's a mixture. Sometimes you're unable to sort things out.

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Or you know, that your, your personal trauma or the societal pressure created the medium, proper medium for adults to grow. It's like a culture where germs grow, created the proper medium for those thoughts to grow and then you you are yourself confused.

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You think you have intellectual contentions against certain teachings, you know, but in fact, in reality, it is not. In reality, you're under pressure. Like you feel like a misfit in your workplace or you're under pressure for this or that reason, and you just, you're just tired. And then you know, you do not want to basically confess you do not want to admit to that intellectual timidity. So you want to make it look better. So you want to say that I have intellectual, intellectual, or philosophical reservations. Again, it's this or that it's a way for you out of admitting the real source of your doubt, whether it's personal or societal or something else. So this is it. So what

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what advice, advice do we have now for individuals and for, for us collectively as a community? How do we address the doubts within our community, as individuals if you are confronted by doubts or if you encounter doubts, certainly, for the vast majority of people that are in this room?

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We're talking about, I'm talking to you in your capacity as

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you know, teachers and so on and be activists and people who, when it may encounter people who have doubts, I'm not talking to you in your personal capacity.

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So, first thing that we have to

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first thing that we have to tell people is that you should not be really seeking out doubts to dispel them. You should not be seeking out doubts to dispel that's not the proper way. Like I said, always build certainty before if you think misconceptions and misgivings or fighting doubts build up certainty, first, build up certainty first, do not premature prematurely expose yourself to doubts and misconceptions and misgivings about the dean when you are so like weak and frail and unable to, you know, stand the test of

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these encounters or this exposure.

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This is like a like a second man, you know, who really sick man or woman who just injects themselves with like hundreds of potent germs to figure out if their immune system would actually be able to handle it. You know, that is unwise wise people do not do that. So no premature exposure builds up your certainty First, be deserving of guidance first. And then

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if you are a student of knowledge, if you are a scholar, you do need to learn about these things so that you can help people out

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of their anxiety or their

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skepticism, their skepticism. Okay, so that's the first one.

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The second thing that I wanted to say is a bush writes glad tidings, it's actually good news. Here's some good news for you. If you do encounter those, if you do encounter doubt, or you do encounter doubts, don't think, you know, don't think that this is necessarily this isn't necessarily a punishment. It could be a trial, a test, and you could if you pass it, you can come out stronger in faith, you can come out stronger in faith. You know, in America, American law said, you know, something that is really

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encouraging for people who may encounter who would encounter without or may encounter doubt, he said for mechanical standard, for sleepy Wilma have Betty at 11 00 PM, Whosoever Eero who ever bases his sleep, his belief in Allah subhanaw taala is muhabba his love of Allah subhanaw taala are many proofs or evidences that were that result in that bring about certainty many proofs that bring about certainty, the mere Cohen gamma and gamma standard who don't have any criminal as well, or as he said, he is not like someone who has less proofs or his his the whose basis of belief

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is less than that, you know. So the 1000 he memorizes 1000 proofs in a minute here is saying that this actually did help me memorize that this actually made him superior to that elderly woman.

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If you

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Because the

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he said from from Santa Cruz de La Casita to Julio Leia P. Where To Buy your facade sobre la arriba La Quinta man,

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Alec or kabocha. So, not only that it is a bit like a theory, it is many proofs that will bring about certainty, but also would that would reveal the invalidity of the passing misconceptions or misgivings that will reveal will show the invalidity of the message passing misconceptions and passing Miss givings.

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And he said Bellman, Juanita, whoever don't don't rely on Keno who therefore, whoever was granted knowledge or exposure that he that compels him to believe that compels him to face or compels them to believe or to have faith.

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Whoever has been granted knowledge or exposure that compels them compelling knowledge or compelling disclosure or exposure

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is not like one who encounters shoba.

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Problems survived. LASIK is not like one who encounters misconceptions and misgivings. And then he actively, willfully and actively seeks to dispel them through mother and birth, mother and bath, reflection or

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examination and research, examination and research. So good news, you may come out stronger.

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But if you address the doubts,

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properly, properly, property and how do you address the property? How do you be wise about this? Keep in mind that wise people don't squander their capital to look for a profit. Why is people don't throw something in their hands to grab something in the sky? Why is people also so calculation and deliberation, wise people are also humble and wise people are honest. All of these things you need to do if you encounter doubts, so that doubts will not lead you will not erode into your certainty. That will be your

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vehicle or your transporter to greater certainty. capitalists have greater certainty it can happen.

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But be honest, you know,

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and be honest, when you trace down or you try to track down your doubts, try to really be honest, try to really sit down with yourself and say, Do I really have intellectual reservations? Or is this is this because I'm tired? Is this because I'm depressed? Is this because I just got divorced is this because he tried to figure out be honest, you know, in under the guise of livelihood, those who make lies against Allah subhanaw taala will never prosper. So don't cut you cut yourself off from his help and assistance and make yourself

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deserving of his wrath.

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by lying, you know, by being dishonest, be honest and and try to figure out where that is actually coming from. Be honest, and try to figure out where your doubt is actually coming from. So that's one thing that is important. The second thing is to be humble. We're extremely important to be humble. That is extremely, extremely important.

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Anthony flew in his book, though, you know, there is a God keep in mind that this, he wrote this book after he, you know, I don't know what how old he is, but he was like, somewhere close to his 70s.

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So he says that at age 15, I thought that the problem of evil would would, would be sufficient grounds to disbelieve in God, I thought that the problem of evil by itself at the age of 15 that is basically the arrogance of knowledge, the arrogance of little knowledge

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and haste, you know, and and arrogance, because he was, you know, at this level, he was like, you know,

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particularly knowledgeable in philosophy have this inclination towards philosophy and so on. But then later, after 50 years, 50 years of diaspora, not believing in God, he realized that these are actually two separate philosophical quests, that they should not be basically the problem of evil is a separate philosophical quest. You address it later. But

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you know, first answer the question is about the existence of God. And if you believe that there is a willful agents who controlled this universe, there is

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Plenty of room to believe that there is some wisdom for the evil and the suffering that takes place in this universe. But these are separate philosophical points, it took him 15 years. And it took this is one of the main philosophers

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of the second part of the 20th century. And it took him 15 years to come back, you know, to, you know, to accepting

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God, so that the humble yourself learn knowledge could be could be devastating to you. And that is, you know, we we've always talked about, you know, happiness from the holiness love away is from what I can live. So, the half half philosopher and half the happy hand half theologian and half linguist,

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Francis Bacon and I that I sent you this like, statements of Francis Bacon, he said, little philosophy inclines men to atheism, and that philosophy will bring men about to faith.

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And the problem is you learn a few things, you learn certain things, you take logic 101 in college, and then you learn about the anchoring bias and the confirmation bias. And then you want to get for yourself, you rate yourself from the anchoring bias, anchoring biases when people anchor all you know, is subsequent information on first thing that they heard about first concept of the developed world first thing that the new about a particular thing. But keep in mind, the anchoring bias is not always a bias, it's not always a bad thing. You know, they teach you in medicine, one that you want to converse things down to one diagnosis, right. So if someone like an asthmatic comes to you

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coughing, you think asthma, right?

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That could be an anchoring bias, because it could be it may not be asthma, but like the if this asthmatic is wheezing and coughing, it is likely what it is likely asthma, most of the time, the anchoring bias is actually not a bad thing, it is not a bad thing to think this way, but you learned that, you know, you should, that this confirmation bias and anchoring, and he tried to figure I should not this is another and this, this sort of arrogance of little knowledge is the most devastating thing.

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You know, if one thing will will Doom the doom a person, that is the arrogance, of little knowledge. So be wary of this and humble your self. You know, when you talk about walking away from from your religion, your walk away from religion of 1.6 million people, some of them are more a lot more intelligent than you are away from religion, that that videos that people believed throughout 1400 years. So just like, you know, and people who have the capacity of avison, you know, and arrows and

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the, and I mentioned that before the philosophically oriented in particular.

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Not that these were the greatest thing, you know, certainly Everest is one of the greatest neurostar Ramallah, but but, but I'm just mentioning them for her that philosophically oriented. So, humble yourself is extremely important. And finally, for the individuals finally, for the individuals, we said you have to be wise, you have to be honest, you have to be humble. And you have also to be calculated, show that abrasion, Don't be hasty. Why are you Why are you in a hurry? What is the hurry for it like? What What is the rush to rushing to become an atheist? What, why, you know,

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at least use Pascal's Wager, you know, if you're at this level, at least use Pascal's Wager, Pascal's Wager is, you know, if you will have to bet on something based on his existence, because, you know, you will be a little bit you will sacrifice a little bit of freedoms and this

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finite life, but then you will rejoice infinitely if he exists. You know, that's Pascal's Wager is certainly we have certainty in his existence, but if he exists, then but if he does not exist, you will have sacrificed a little bit in this finite life. So what, you know, everybody turns into the us and we Pascal's Wager is a massive scam from Pascal we have it that actually has been attributed to the alojado. But we have it from our righteous predecessors as Armand when ajimobi Buddha Hamada, to bathrooms etc, or that optional etc. Called a coma in sahana takodana for us to be fostering of sahana Apoorva casado a coma, so zarbin one of the most people can omit that

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astrologer and the physician, they both claimed that there will be no resurrection of bodies, I said go away. If it is true, what you're saying it was nothing. And if it is true, what I say the loss is all yours. However, that is basically Pascal's Wager. So at least there is no hurry there is no grace. And not only, not only that, you will not be losing much if you lost this life. But keep in mind, that even that is not true, like atheists don't lead happier or healthier lives, there is ample research, that proves the opposite, there is ample research that proves the opposite. Now, if this is about, you know, having difficulty with this them itself.

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Talk to seek to seek, sort of to

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seek clarification.

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seek knowledge, you may not be around people who can give you clear answers. But this is this is a, this is an enormous step in your life. You know, if you if you're if you're having doubt, seek certainty, seek confirmation, before you see

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something that will threaten or your face, seek something that will confirm your faith and look for someone to help you look for someone to give you answers. Everything, you know, I told you last night, what is it? What is it that could you know, aside from the existence of God, because that's a different question. But when it comes to Islam, you know, it comes with philosophical or moral or scientific concerns. Seek out I'm not going to talk about the details now. But there is an answer for every contention or apprehension or anxiety or difficulty that you have in your mind. There is a good answer. You may not get it from the first person that you come across, or that you ask because

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you know, if, if the worst of your DTU is the worst of these most important questions, most important to answers there in your life. Where did we come from? What are we here for? Where are we going? is just like, you know, I asked the amount of my master he didn't say anything.

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And then what do you do?

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I didn't know anything else. Is that what what what you know, what those answers are worth to you? Is that what that's the your destiny is worth you just like pay the visit to the master. Then he asked me ma'am, and that's it, or I googled it. And that's it.

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So, so so deliberation may be honest, to be humbled so that abrasive there is no haste. Now if you're in a hurry to get to basically leave Islam to another religion, Don't be in a hurry. Even as Muslims, we say to non Muslims, that as long as you know,

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the TFM,

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devotee of homeland Israel, as long as you are seeking God, as long as you're seeking God, truly honestly seeking God,

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and you die on your way,

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that God, the God of any religion is merciful enough to basically show your mercy if you are seeking Him, and you died

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on the way to him, so there is no hurry and show that abrasion and ask the right questions from

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the right people.

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collectively as a community, we need to respond to this.

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You know,

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unfortunate condition where you do is i'm not saying that this is a phenomenon in the sense of, you know, Muslims by are being overtaken, you know, the communities being overtaken by the outs or anything, but I'm saying that there is a there is a significant number of Muslims who are having doubts, it is a concerning thing, it should be a concerning thing and it is not unexpected in an environment like this when Muslims are under a lot of pressure or societal pressure, it is not unexpected. And when Muslims have difficulties, personal difficulties, social difficulties, family difficulties is not unexpected. You have the proper environment for the growth

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of the of these routes. So one is to take care of the psychological and the emotional well being of our brothers and sisters and support them psychologically and emotionally. Because as we said, personal trauma is a major source of doubt. So good companionship, good companionship. When you see someone sitting in the master the loan, just say somebody come and sit down next to them for like a minute, particularly if you see

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I'm depressed, probably the seven

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would, would have certainly done this. Just be as ambassador, be his agent.

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So just, you know, and you're coming through the muster through the newspapers and fives,

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some of the massage that you're some of our massage everywhere in the newspapers from back home is this like homesickness, everybody, Egyptian, they have an aroma.

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And they send the message and then they make tea. And if someone walks in devastated, you know, that they'll just not even look at them.

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So it's really sad. So pay attention to this, it is really important. And if there is need for a profession of care, then we we help them out, we point out to them, that you do need to see a psychologist, you'd need to take care of your depression, you know, you don't need to think of your like, stress or anxiety, you do need to take care of your psychological well being then secondly, there's this whole social network, you know, Muslims feel like misfits in the era and the larger society because of various reasons, obvious reasons. So they do feel how do we make them up? How do we as a as communities as the, you know, the massage organizations and so on? How do we make them up

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as people you know, collectively, we don't always blame it on the organizations, make your own organization, this is a free country, you can make $50 an hour, apply. You know, send an application make your own organization. So

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how to help out our hosts that make them up for for this help them out and make them up for this feeling and create the social network that will provide support for them. Lastly, provide proper knowledge,

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proper knowledge, it is extremely important that we talk about the issues we talked about misconceptions, and we talk about Miss misgivings, particularly if they become widespread. It's not like you're exposing people to something that they've never heard before. Talk about the issues that have become widespread and

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can talk to talk in a language that is understood by the people can sexualize provide proper explanations. proper application, help them cross the bridge between antiquity and modernity. Tell them about the proper application of different teachings, different principles, Islamic principles in current realities. And to make sure that we you learn all of this stuff and make sure that you yourself

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are not bad representations, negative representations of Islam because that is one of the main sources of doubt that people have about their religion. We are to me some one of the main sources of the other people about their religion and we should not be

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put up all the other stuff in about

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five minutes and come back to quickly finish our class.

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