40 Ahadith of Imam An-Nawawi 02 – Islam, Iman And Ihsan Continued

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Also on the authority of `Umar (ra) who said:
While we were one day sitting with the Messenger of Allah there appeared before us a man dressed in extremely white clothes and with very black hair. No traces of journeying were visible on him, and none of us knew him. He sat down close by the Prophet  rested his knees against the knees of the Prophet  and placed his palms over his thighs, and said: “O Muhammad! Inform me about Islam.” The Messenger of Allah  replied: “Islam is that you should testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger , that you should perform salah (ritual prayer), pay the zakah, fast during Ramadan, and perform Hajj (pilgrimage) to the House (the Ka`bah at Makkah), if you can find a way to it (or find the means for making the journey to it).” He said: “You have spoken the truth.” We were astonished at his questioning him  and then telling him that he was right, but he went on to say, “Inform me about Iman (faith).” He (the Prophet) answered, “It is that you believe in Allah and His angels and His Books and His Messengers and in the Last Day, and in fate (qadar), both in its good and in its evil aspects.” He said, “You have spoken the truth.” Then he (the man) said, “Inform me about Ihsan.” He (the Prophet) answered, “It is that you should serve Allah as though you could see Him, for though you cannot see Him yet He sees you.” He said, “Inform me about the Hour.” He (the Prophet) said, “About that the one questioned knows no more than the questioner.” So he said, “Well, inform me about its signs.” He said, “They are that the slave-girl will give birth to her mistress and that you will see the barefooted ones, the naked, the destitute, the herdsmen of the sheep (competing with each other) in raising lofty buildings.” Thereupon the man went off. I waited a while, and then he (the Prophet) said, “O `Umar, do you know who that questioner was?” I replied, “Allah and His Messenger know better.” He said, “That was Jibril. He came to teach you your religion.” [Muslim]

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a handler last week we started off Heidi's number to have him number we don't have the law he is 40 Heidi's collection.

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And the name of this Hadid is

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how do you think, as we discussed last week, why it's called add Debian and some scholars

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including among developmental Ah, Holly have given this Hadeeth a title Oussama the mother tongue. And the reason why this hadith is called the mother of the Sunnah is because in this Hadith, we have all the major subjects, all the major points that need to be covered under the the scholars have gone as far as saying that if you're not No, we're gonna have to log on. He did not bring any other hobbies in his 40 haggis collection, but this one, it would suffice. A person can go and study the rest of the deen from it.

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So while we were going through how you did the video, we started going through we went through the introductory part on what to do a long one narrating Jimmy Denali said I'm coming to the gathering of the prophecy of the long line it was set them in the form of a anonymous person. And then we were going to cover the questions that God asked altogether God ladies in this hadith poses five questions to the officer long names to them. And we address the first question and we written the middle of the second question. And that he thought right there. The first question that he asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was Mel Islam, what is Islam? And I explained to you then, that

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Islam and Eman, Emma eemaan is going to be the second question. Islam and eemaan are generally the same thing. However, when they are brought together and now they're being asked as two separate things, that means they have to have two separate meanings. So eemaan refers to that aspect of the human being that is internal and relates to a person's faith, while Islam refers to the external manifestation of that faith. So what you believe regarding Allah subhanho wa Taala is considered to be your Eman. What you believe about the province of allottee, with sentiments considered to be a part of your Eman. How you praise the law or whether you play solo or not all relates to your Islam.

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That's the external part of your deen.

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Now

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figuring out a person's Eman or knowing the validity of your own eemaan can be very tricky. Okay, because there are some principles issues of emotion and then there are some smaller issues of emotion. And unfortunately, not we are not all aware of all the smaller and minor issues that relate to our emotion. That's why one of the best things to do a practical advice I'll give you before you go to sleep every night myka dwad a lot by saying Yella, any corruption I have in my mind Forgive me for it. And anything in my mind that I have missed that I should believe in Give me the faith to believe in it. Yeah, Allah I die on the Iman that you instructed us to have in your foot on that

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your profits that a lot while he was sort of taught us and that compares had make that statement and go to sleep. You know, that way you die uncomplete email. I was I once went for Hajj and during the Hajj.

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I was a student so I wasn't a group leader. I was a student at that time. And we went from England to perform the Hajj and during the Hajj. What happened was that the brother who brought the group whose group I joined, he didn't have any amount of scholar. So he ended up appointing me to be the person who would be the one that would answer the question. So I was answering questions that came whatever I could answer. At the end of the hugs when we were when we were returning back the last night we had was in Medina and then we were I was going to return back home. So I was sitting with him in the hotel room. And I said to him to Sokoloff aid for giving me the opportunity to help the

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group and for being there for them and helping them get through their hedge. He's accumulated Sokoloff head for being there. You weren't expected to come but you came and you help the community, you help the group. Appreciate it. So after we had this sokola moment, then he said something very interesting to me. He said to me,

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can I tell you something? I said yes. He said, as a human being, you're a good person I like but I'm only gonna say this to you because we're in Madina munawwara and I think it's my obligation to tell you the truth. I said, Of course any criticism is good for me. He said, My belief is

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You are a coffin.

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So when he said that to me, I was kind of thrown off guard. I wasn't expecting that I just wasn't expecting it. Someone who I stood in touch with a few days ago. And we did the loft together and we were in Medina manana together. He's calling me coffee. So I said to him, why am I coffee? I said, he said, Well, it's a long story, but you're at a cafe. So I said, Okay. Is there a short version of the story? He said, Well, the short version of the story is that you have corrupted belief. I said, What's the corrupted belief? I have I said, my, my belief is the standard of belief of Anderson nojima. There's nothing extraordinary about my faith. He said, Well, not only do I believe that

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you're a coffee. I also believe that a man who leads a salon in hot I mean, they're all thought as well.

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That's it. Okay. Does that mean you didn't pray a single salon behind

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him when you were in Gardena? He said, exactly. Every time it came for solo, rather than praying Salah in the harem, I used to pray a lot on the side. And then we pray via email. So that's when I realized that this was a big problem here, and I had to fly the next morning. So rather than staying awake the entire night and having a lengthy Athena seminar, I thought the best way to handle this issue is that I told him exactly what I told you a little while ago. I said to that person I said to his name is Mohammed I said Mohammed, before we go to sleep tonight, can we both make one commitment? Let's both make a promise to Allah every night before we go to sleep Allah we die on the

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deen that you commanded us in the Quran that your profit conveyed to us and that your profit and that your companions practice and anything more than that, that we've done yeah, Allah forgive us for it. Anything less than that, that we've done? Yeah, Allah give us the tofield to practice that. And that's the summary of the statement of the prophets of Allah while he was so dumb, but I've been I've been lagging

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wabi Islami Dena, we are pleased with Allah as our Lord and with Islam is our Deen nothing to add nothing to do the. And then the Sahaba. When they would say this, they would also say, what we Mohammedan Who? What a sutra that we are proud and we are happy, we are pleased that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is our Prophet, and he's also our messenger.

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People come, and they say that shift, I'm interested in marrying someone. But I'm not sure if their faith is sound.

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Or a guy will come and shift. There's a girl that I met at college and I want to marry her. But my parents are saying I'm not sure if her faith is sound, maybe that she follows another sect of Islam. Maybe she comes from another group.

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So when they asked me shift, can you please sit with them and evaluate their eemaan? I tell them first of all, you have to know I don't have any special superhuman ability, I can't evaluate someone's human. What I can do is that I can propose to them the six tenants of Eman that we are taught and how do they do it? And if they answer positively and all six of these things, and according to my books, that person is a Muslim, that person's, their faith is sound. And what are the six things unto Villa? Do you believe in Allah subhana wa Tada. And the same question, if I get, you know, while doing dalla, a person will come to you. And they'll say, I've been studying Islam.

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And I think I'm interested in Islam too. But I'm not sure if the times right.

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Have you guys heard of that one?

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I've studied Islam. I like Islam. And I'm not sure if the times right. I'm a little intimidated by wearing the hijab or I'm a little intimidated by, you know, having to pray salaah five times a day or having to go for Hajj all the way to mocha, mocha Noma. So I tell them that worry about Islam later on worry about the practice of Islam later on. The reason is because there is no human being who who learned to practice that entire Deen on one day, you know, you gradually bring it into your life. And there are many of us that are Muslims who have been muslims for 5060 years in our life. And unfortunately, we haven't even figured out the five pillars of Islam properly, which is a sad

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state, but unfortunately, it's a reality. So I would say I tell these people that if you want to know whether you're ready to believe in Allah subhanho wa, taala and accept Islam. The question isn't whether you're ready to practice the actions or whether you can practice all the actions today. The question first and most important question is, do you agree with the belief system of snap?

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Does the image add up to you? Do you have any questions against our fundamental belief system? If you agree, then we've conquered a good 80% of ground. Now the only thing left is, is there anything in particular you have an objection against Islam? And if they say, I have a problem with the claims that are made that Islam is a violent religion, just yesterday, I was in I was taking my kids yesterday. It was my my kids went there. The first day, they went to jujitsu. I took them to Brazilian jujitsu. It was the first day yesterday in the gym. So I was sitting on the mats while my kids were practicing. And right next to me, there is a person and he said to me, are you Muslim? And

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I said, Yes, I'm Muslim. He said to me, I just want you to know I hate Muslims. That's how we started the conversation.

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And I asked him, I said, Well, if you hate us, my question to you

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Do you have any friends that are Muslims? Have you ever had dinner with a Muslim? Have you ever gone on a trip with a Muslim? Have you ever had a workout session with a Muslim? And the obvious answer was, no, I don't have any interaction with Muslims. So I said to him, why do you hate Muslims? And so he said to me, the reason is because I know every time in the news, some innocent person was killed, that the killer is going to be

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he said that he said, the killer is going to be stopped there.

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And I looked at him and I said,

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I have no idea. I have no idea who the killer is gonna be like, why do you expect that I'm supposed to know who the killer is supposed to be? I promise I didn't do it. And as far as if you're insinuating that Islam did it that just shows the level of ignorance that we have in our community that people would feel comfortable attributing all innocent murder to a religion? I mean, the statement is, is silly.

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So after you've dealt with whatever objections people have, then the moment of Shahada is there, once a person believes in the belief system, and they also understand and they don't have any obvious objection against against the deen, then they shouldn't hold back they shouldn't withhold. If someone is having problems with a belief system, or they have doubts about the deen and they're not sure, then you can't force them into it. Not only should you not only can you not force them, you should. It's not encouraged. You shouldn't do it either. You should let a person get ready, help them come to the end. If they're ready to accept it. They accepted under that or they accept then

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they accept Islam on their own. Now, what are the six tenants of faith? These six tenants of faith are very important. They're important for all of us sitting here because they cover what the foundations of our religion aren't what the foundations of belief is in our Deen. Not only that, it also helps us when,

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when giving Dawa to people, these are the first six things that we need to cover when we're giving value to people if you're trying to convey the faith system of Islam to another person. These six these six points of Islam have a faith of pillar these pillars of faith are very important. What are the six pillars of faith? The first thing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says to believe in Allah. What does it mean to believe in Allah subhana wa Tada. What it means to believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala is that you believe from the bottom of your heart that there is no partner with Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Last year he Kala who he has no partner at all, no one gave birth to

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him, and neither did he give birth to anyone. No, that a loss of Hannah Montana is above all human imagination. What that means is that you can never truly comprehend what the reality of a loss of Hannah without it, maybe the human mind can grasp an idea of it, or the Hadeeth gives an example of the love of Allah subhana wa tada being like the love of a mother, every honey that gives that analogy. The reason why that analogy exists is because the highest experience of love that a human being can have in this world is that of the mothers. Just last night, I was reading a beautiful narration, beautiful story that I am rocking along without an error. It's in his modality, just

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Salah keen.

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It's a very beautiful book. So in there, he narrates a story. But there was a pious person, I was one day walking in the streets. And while he was walking, he saw that there was this house, the door was open. And inside the house, there was a mother and her child, there were an argument. They were fighting with each other. The mother got very angry and to sort of beating her child up. And after beating the child up, she took the child and said to the child, if you're not going to listen to me, you have no place in my house, and she kicked the child out.

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Now,

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he says that scholars stood there by the side watching. And this child left the home. And he started roaming around outside. After he walked around to the outskirts of the home. He then realized that he actually had no place to go, but to come back. So this young kid, he then comes back to the back of his mother's home, and he sits down there. The scholar went and sat down next to him and said, What happened? He said, Well, my mom told me to do something. I disobeyed her. So she got very angry, and she kicked me out of the house. I thought that I had a plan of where I can go in my life without I'm without my mother. But then after I took a few steps away from her home, I realized that

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I actually can't go anywhere in my life without my mother.

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So he said, I came back to the door and I'm just going to wait here until she gradually eventually forgives me. So the scholar said, How long will you wait, he said as long as it takes. So this young kid he put his head against the doorstep of his mother's home, and he fell asleep there. Now after a little while, the mother opened up the door, maybe she had to throw something away from the home or step out of the house. When she opened the door. She found her young child sitting there lying there on the ground. When she saw her child and we looked at him says that the love that the mother has in her heart began to boil began to shoot up. And she immediately went to her child and she picked her

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child up and she 100 child. And she said to her son, you didn't go away. You were speaking you were said you were going to leave. Why didn't you go? He said Mom I did that did say I was going to leave but then I realized very soon as soon as I stepped out of the home, that actually there was nowhere to

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going live without you. And every place I would go, I'd be miserable, and I would only miss you. So I thought I just come back to you. So his mother embraced him and said, My son, as long as you don't disobey me, I won't be angry at you. And I will always love you in my house will always be there for you. Now, after sharing the story, he says that from this, we should learn how much loss upon him without all of this. It's a lesson for us to learn if this mother can't stand seeing her child lying on the doorstep, and if this child can't stay away from his mother more than a few steps, then where have we gone wrong? The level of loss of pattern without is still there. The only problem is, we've

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lost our love. Now, there was one, our shift told us a story once that there was a

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any man and this young kid came to the machine with his father. So the man what he did was in his office, he had a small little bowl with candy in there. So he took one candy and gave it to the kid. He said, Here, hold this candy, eat it. So the kid took the candy. And right before he ate it, or before he opened it, he looked at his father for approval. His father gave him approval. So then the son opened it and he started eating. So the mom started crying. He cried and cried and cried and cried. The father said what happened is a candy harangue or something like why are you crying? So he said, the reason why I'm crying is because I envy the obedience this child has for his love for his

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parent. I wish I had that obedience for might have a loss upon him without tada that before I do anything, I turned to ally and I asked him Allah yes or no. And I don't want that on the Quran says yes. Then I smile and do it. But if Allah subhanahu wa tada and the Quran says no, then what do I do? I just take that candy and I put it back inside the bowl. I can't take it I'm sorry. I know you'd like to give it to me. Oh dunya but Allah subhanho wa Taala has said no. So what matters right now is no and he was literally in tears because he was envious of this little child and his obedience to Allah subhana wa Tada. Well, monastic it he then we believe in angels. Angels are

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created without any flaw. Angels do not commit sin, they don't make mistakes. They do exactly what Allah subhana wa tada tells them to do. And then good to be he would believe in books that were set by Allah subhana wa tada for all of mankind.

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Okay, now, there are a few questions. The first question is, how many books exactly were sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala to this world. So the exact number is unknown. However, there are four complete texts that are referenced in the Quran. This is a board that was given to

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that was

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the thought that was given to Musashi Salah, in jeans that was given to an Israeli salon, in the kuranda was given to say that I'm not alone while he was him. We also know

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that profits that came before these for profits, they were given scrolls. So for example, the Quran says Sophie Ibrahim, that Ibrahim Ali Salaam was given certain scrolls, she thought as Saddam was given certain scrolls. So there were prophets that came before they were given tablets or schools with basic commandments or basic guidelines, but a whole comprehensive book, it is possible that other prophets were given. But the Quran clearly mentions for distinctively that these were four books sent by Allah subhana wa Tada. Now when you look at the books,

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the first question is that if Allah subhanahu wa tada had to convey a message, why did Allah subhanho wa Taala? Send it through a messenger? Why not just give it to us directly? We'll answer that inshallah in the next point, because the next point is a little silly here because that's what the rules will fit in. When it comes to the books themselves. You have to remember, each revelation of Allah each ayah in the Quran consists of two aspects, the purpose of alarm, it was set up, isn't it? that for every if there is a void and there is a button, there isn't a parent, and then there's the other parent. Now, what is the vide and boffin one of the interpretations of this Hadees is

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divided are the words of the Quran and the bottom are the meanings of those words. So when Allah subhanahu wa tada says, on

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have buchla the way you should have Taqwa of Allah, what does this mean? What does Allah subhana wa tada demanding? There was it thought the law has gotten clarity. When a lot of things What does it mean? The words are there, if the hola Hakata party, what does it mean? So the love in the minor These are two elements of every revelation.

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Every time

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listen to this very carefully, every time that people distorted the meanings, Allah subhanho wa Taala what send a prophet to correct the meaning again.

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But whenever the people distorted the word, Allah subhanho wa Taala would send a messenger with a new message.

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Okay, so under the a prophet does not receive a text. He just continues the message of the previous Prophet, or soon on the other hand is given a text is given a new book. The Prophet said a long while he was senemo zero suitors he and

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he was also and he was a Navy too, but he was little school as an extension to being a Navy. On the other hand, for example,

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how not a salon is here or soon or is he an OB he's considered to be a Navy he wasn't given a text his brother Musashi Salaam was given a text, but how do not is not on the other hand, he was not given a text Okay.

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So now that we understand this,

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when Allah subhanahu wa tada sends and nebby that their purpose is to clarify the meaning that people have distorted and when Allah subhana wa tada sends a messenger is to revive the words that the people have lost or they had altered. Now when it comes to the put on, what we know for sure, is that Allah subhanho wa Taala promised to preserve the Quran. and preserving the Quran, according to some scholars means its words and its meanings, the words of the foot were clearly preserved. We read the Quran in the very same fashion that it was revealed 1400 years ago, people do make an attempt to to alter the meanings of the Quran. In arkoma, we may not have prophets that will come

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but scholars will come instead and they will purify the Koran from any faulty meanings. And that's where the promise of allamani was 771 narration, I know what I'm up to ambia that the scholars will continue on the function of the envy of the previous nations. They used to clarify the meaning of the revelation, the scholars of the Ummah will do exactly that, when people come to alter the meaning the scholars will stand there. See, now this answers a question and what's that question? Someone can say that you Muslims claim that the put on is the final book sent by Allah subhanaw taala. After the Quran, there will be no revelation until the day of judgment. This is one of the

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beliefs that we have.

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So the objection to that is why is the Quran the last book? Why can't the book that was revealed before the foot army the last book?

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Or why can't there be another book that will come after the Quran? Why is the Quran the last book? That can be a question? So the answer to that is very similar. Allah subhanho wa Taala only sends a new revelation if the previous revelation was altered and changed. This revelation, Allah subhanho wa Taala promise would not be altered and would not be changed. Therefore there will never be a need for another revelation. Sending a revelation if the previous one is fully still intact, wouldn't be wouldn't have a proper meaning. A loss upon without only sends a revelation if the previous one was altered or changed. Then another objection that some people make the same

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that you Muslims believe that the Torah is the book of Allah. The Injeel is the book of Allah does the Buddha is from Allah, the Quran is from Allah. But why don't you practice the MG? Why do you practice to put on?

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If I, as a potential Muslims, or Muslim or maybe already practicing this, then why can't I choose which book I want to practice? Why can't I practice the Injeel? Or the Torah? If you say that those were also revealed by Allah subhana wa Tada. So there are two very important answers to this. The first one is

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we Muslims believe that those books were revealed by Allah. But we also believe that the people have those books, they altered the wording and also the meanings in those books. A lot spot on without us says that. You have to refer to another Kalima, I'm aware that they change the language they do. They cause change in the revelation. And because it isn't in its original form anymore. Therefore, there's no longer permission to practice that book. You can't take it from there and practice it. If there is something in that book that agrees with what to put on is saying then, as a supportive statement, you can practice it, but you won't originally go there for a first source of research.

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The second answer is the reason why I don't practice the previous text and follow the Koran is because we as Muslims believe in something called aggregation.

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abrogation is a translation for the Arabic terminology nust.

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What does nest mean? nust means that a command is sent by Allah,

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that Allah subhanaw taala sends a second command, and the second command cancels the first command. Now the question can be, why is the loss upon without ascending the first command anyway, if he's going to cancel it and bring the second command? Why even do that? Well, the reason is because Allah subhanahu wa tada sends revelation in accordance to what those people need at that exact time. And then the next revolution comes because now they've passed the space and they're at the next phase. So what's an example of this? I'll give you an example. One example of this is that after one of the first major battles that

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took place in Islamic history, the Battle of button.

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The Sahaba because they gained so much wealth from the battle, there were so many spoils of war that they brought back. There was a big dispute amongst them. The younger Sahaba said we should get a bigger portion of the spoils of war, because we were the muscle on the battlefield. That although these are habits that we should get a bigger portion from the spoils of war, because we were the brains behind the battle. So they came argument to the process that a lot of money instead of who gets what, who gets what, who gets what? The Prophet said a lot of money, he will sell him. At that moment revelation came down upon him. He then opened his eyes and read the idea of sudo ln file the

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opening is, what is that? Yes, Alou and aka Anil and fan, they ask you regarding the M file and file means the spoils of war. Please say to them, and finally law, you will assume all the spoils of war are for a land that will suit you don't get anything.

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They were just arguing over who gets more, but what's the immediate command? You get? Nothing? Why did Allah subhana wa tada give this command to correct the intention of the Sahaba that you didn't fight on the battlefield for the sake of the one for the sake of the spoils. And not only that, if you have a dispute amongst one another, rather than first having the dispute and then coming to the profit come to the profit from the get go. If there's something you don't know, come to the profit that alone while he was sudden, and let him help you through your issues. And then now, later on that same day, another idea comes that abrogates and gives each person their share, a lot of them

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have and implement it in family law home. So when a lawsuit or

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a loss of hydrocarbon gives every person their rightful share, and the previous versus abrogated. So the ruling is that when the latter command comes, which is called the aggregator, and the previous command is called the abrogating the aggregator. it cancels the ruling of the previous, the previous is still considered as a revelation, but it will not be practiced upon. So do we still read the Sudan and follow the opening verses? Yes, can we still read them, they're still in the Koran. It's still a revelation from Allah. But however, there is no practice on it. You won't practice it anymore. Similarly, as Muslims, we believe that the Koran was an aggregator for all of the other

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texts. We respect them, we would never disrespect them in any way. never consider burning them, or being or throwing them on the ground or doing anything that can be considered disrespectful. But at the same time, when it comes to practice, the place returned to our practice is on and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So this, I'll give you a more simpler example. For those of you who didn't really understand that whole, that whole thing I just said.

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Imagine you're driving on this Kelley Boulevard right here. And on Kelly Boulevard, the speed is 35 miles an hour. Now due to construction, the bring the speed down to 25 miles an hour. If you're driving 35 and the cop pulls you over, he says how many miles were your driving, sir? You say? 35 he says well, the speeds 25. But you say hey, you said yesterday the speed was 35 so what will the cop tell you? I did say that. And this is true yesterday on this road the speed was 35 but today due to certain circumstances the speed is 25 even though I uphold and acknowledge that ruling that I'm not ruling is not practicable because a ladder abrogates the prior the Quran abrogates everything that

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comes before what could to be him

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after that, the next thing we believe in number four is lucidly he we believe in messenger send Allah subhana wa Tada. We believe that the messenger sent by Allah subhana wa Tada. They were all human beings. The prophets of a law were human beings, they were not angels. And when the prophets of Allah Almighty was sent him to the people that Messiah and he brought Islam to them, he brought revelation to them. One of the first objections they made, they said, no, that one's Illallah Hema, why didn't Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed?

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This put onto a onto an angel Why don't allow some kind of without a send it to a person. So Allah subhana wa tada says, Look, what do you

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have the Quran when revealed on an angel, when the angel that Prophet what I've come to the people, that people when I've interacted with the angel, which means they wouldn't have seen the world of the unseen and if they didn't believe in the angel, immediately the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala would have come. So awesome huddle with Allah says in the Quran, we spared you by sending you a human being. And the messenger comes to the people. And the other thing is that if Allah subhanho wa Taala sent an angel, let's be realistic. Don't you think people would complain by saying that, Oh, I can't do what this angel is doing.

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Because he's got wings because his angel doesn't need to go to the washroom because it's Angel doesn't have to worry about marital issue because this angel doesn't have to worry about feeding itself or doesn't have to worry about, you know, staying healthy or doesn't have to worry about

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sleeping. So that's the argument people would make, that I can relate to that person, because that person isn't a human being. When Allah subhanho wa Taala sends his message to human beings, prophets of Allah, these human beings, these men, they carry out themselves, just as human beings would, they would walk in the market, we have a shooting of a SWAT, William sheath and a swap, they will eat with people, they would use the washroom, they will get married, they were tired, they would have to sleep to, you know, the Sahaba. When we look at their examples, they would get tired and sleep to yesterday or just earlier this week I was teaching how do you and we came across the honey, this is

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a beautiful Hadith that the Sahaba the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to encourage the companions to delete and chalok.

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Right, he said in one narration had enough fear that it would be difficult for my oma, I would have commanded them to do miswak with every prayer, or one rule with one narration do miswak with every will do. And the second thing The Prophet said in that Hadeeth was and I would have encouraged them, I would have commanded them to delay their HSL da. So because the gap between moment of inertia was a little longer and the Prophet's mosque.

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The narration we read earlier this week, was that the Sahaba, while they would be waiting, which must have been a shot, they will lower their heads and doze off to sleep.

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They would just lower their heads, close their eyes, and they would go to sleep. Isn't that something that we do? Sometimes you're sitting in the masjid, you're tired, and you just close your eyes for a few moments and you doze off and you go to sleep. And now since the Sahaba also were human beings, and they did that. Now we have a legal ruling. And what's the legal ruling? The question is that they do their wisdom when they woke up. That's the question. And this and the scholars have had these events study that they say that one of those Sahaba after taking their brief nap, their little dose, I wouldn't say nap after they took their brief dose when they want to wake

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up, they want to do it again. Right from that they now do that now they deduce rulings. And there are so many examples of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam just doing things that human beings would do and we can now reduce reduce rulings from that. So Allah subhana wa tada sends messengers, we already talked about the difference between a nebby we talked about a lawsuit, I said, and maybe was someone who is not given a message while a messenger is given a message. A prophet is not given a message, he prophesizes and at the same time, he confirms the previous revelation. But an outro soon is given a new new revelation. So on that note, I'll say something to you guys pay attention,

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you might understand it, otherwise you're going to get confused.

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Every year as soon as a nebula every Navy is

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every Rasool is an abbey, but not every Navy is

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the Prophet sort of long line he was sent on was a bassoon, how many MBR there are lots of hot on without us into this world. According to the narration of herbal lentils fit with your loved one, the MBR he was saddam sent to this world war, around 124,000

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out of them, 314 of them were messengers, and the greatest of all messengers and the leader of all mankind was none other than say that Um hum sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Now, one very important belief regarding prophets. What is that? That all ambia and all messengers are Muslim?

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You're probably wondering, what does that even mean? What that means is that profits do not commit since

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profits do not commit since they don't make.

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They don't engage in Kabbalah. Kabbalah or satire? So there's a big discussion, that where we say that profits are protected from Allah, from committing, protected by a law from committing sins, does that mean that they do not commit sins prior to profit or after profit? Then it opens up another discussion? Is this referring to minor sins or major sins? most others they say, prophets of Allah. All scholars agree, first of all, every scholar agrees, that a prophet, whether before prophet or after Prophet, can never engage in Kufa or should. That's the first thing that's an agreed upon issue. The second thing is that everyone agrees that after Prophethood, a messenger of

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Allah will not engage in minor or major sins. The only debate is before prophet and what can they do and what can't they do? majority of the scholars that say even before Prophet would be not engage your major sins or minor sins. While some say that before profited, they can engage in minor sins, it can happen from them.

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Overall, our belief regarding profits is that they are Muslim, they do not commit sins. And the reason why we believe this is because if we believe that prophets do not commit sins, then what that gives us that gives us access to practicing and replicating, imitating every action of theirs, because we know that action was not a

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It was not done by mistake. This was actually revelation. And we talked about this at the beginning of our carbine class, that he is a form of Revelation.

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I want to be lahoma if he he wanted to be he was he. Now after recently he The next question, the actually one question that someone can ask here, one of the things that we believe in as Muslims, is that the final and last prophet is Mohammed Salah long while he was sort of there'll be no prophet after him. Someone can ask why will there not be another prophet after Muhammad? sallallahu wasallam. So I already explained that, under the end of the question, that why will there not be another Koran after the Quran? I will not be another revelation after the Koran, because Allah has preserved the Quran. If the Quran is preserved, there will not be a need for a new revelation. And

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if there will not be a need for any revelation, neither will there be a need for a new messenger. Because the purpose of a messenger is revelation. That's why the narrations tell us that after the lat the last verse, the Quran was revealed to the Prophet along while he was in there after the last verse of the Quran was revealed to him. That's when the prophets have a long line he was sort of knew very soon he was going to pass away.

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And the reason is because as a messenger he had fulfilled his purpose. He had delivered the message to the people in the last verse revealed of the Quran according to majority of the scholars is the ayah

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what the Yeoman tutor Jonah Fie it Allah and be mindful of that day in which you will be brought back to Allah subhanho wa Taala the motto of calnexin maka Sumitomo ramen, and then every person will be rightfully compensated, and no person will be done wrong. After the problem now, after these four things, now someone can ask a question, what are these four things in this order? Why is it Allah first, Angel second, books third, messengers fourth, the reason is because Allah subhanaw taala is sending the revelation through angels, and the angels are bringing what revelation to who? The prophets. That's why that sequence is there. A law is sending revelation.

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Sorry, ally is sending through the angels revelation to the prophets. That's why this belief in this sequence is important. Now after these four things, the next two things that seal off the

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tenets of faith, while other is it, he was shooting him in a law, that fake good or bad is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I'll tell you one thing,

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the day in your life that you will be tested of what the true value of your faith is the day that you are tested by Allah, that Allah subhana wa tada puts you through difficulty will be the day that you will see what the true value of your Imani is. It could be a small test, like getting pulled over, or a small test like maybe your car breaking down, or maybe something bigger like losing a family member or getting sick. That's when your mind is that test. And that's when you have to submit yourself and say, while the lady he showed it to him in a law, that faith good and bad are both from Allah. When Allah subhanho wa Donna gives us good in this world we see I've come to know

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we're thankful to Allah. When Allah subhanho wa Taala tests us with difficulty in the world. We are patient. And we remind ourselves of yesterday that was an amazing day. And we remind ourselves of tomorrow which is also going to be another amazing day. Know that every difficulty you face in your life without doubt is temporary. It will leave you what's guaranteed and what will always be with you are the blessings that Allah subhanho wa Taala showers in your life. submit yourself to Allah. Now this brings a question and a very tricky question.

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If Allah subhana wa tada has predetermined all the good and bad in my life, then what's the purpose of even being alive?

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You guys understand the question? Scary question to ask, right? The public gathering.

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Many of us have that question in our heart, but we're not sure whether that's a question you're supposed to ask. How do you understand it?

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So understand that like this,

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I'm gonna lay out a structure for you. So if you have a pen and paper I want you to write this out. This will help you. Okay.

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There are two terminologies we use when we talk about predestination.

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The first is called clutter.

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What's the first thing called clutter off? Two does call God and the second is called papa.

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Now what's the difference between these two

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are the two ends of the spectrum but that is the beginning of our Allah subhana wa tada

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through his infinite knowledge, and infinite wisdom, determines where we will where we will be in what we will do in our life. And by the end when it manifests itself. You guys understand that sokolova is when it happens. So for example,

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It was in the color of Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala determined before you were even created, that you will die in Madina munawwara. When you die in Madina, munawwara whatever you call that we call that that's the end of it, that's when it happens when it when Allah subhanaw taala determined that that was called. Now

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the reason why the word puppet is used is because anyone know what other means in anatomy, the deed or a macaque there

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was

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an estimate, okay to estimate something. So for example,

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you even in our, in our language, we say, Steve called me, that person doesn't understand the true value of this person, because if he had a good estimate, if he had a good understanding, he would know the value of that. So to know the value of something is called, it can also be referred to as power, like later to the amount of power, that can also be a meaning. Now,

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a person can determine the value of something, depending on how much of an expert they are in that thing. So let's say for example, you took me to the parking lot and pointed at a car and said, you see the silver Lexus here? What's the value of it? Now I may look at that Alex and say, silver, Alex, nice car $3,000.

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And you may start laughing, because you'll say that's not a $3,000 car. That's actually an

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it's an $80,000 car.

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Now, if you want to know the true value of that car, rather than coming to someone who has no experience, in that, what you need to do is go to a person who does have experienced something, let's say someone else in this gathering has more knowledge of cars, has spent more of their life with cars. When you take that person to that same car and ask them, what's the value of that car, it's very possible that they won't be off by more than a few $100. If the price of the car was 80,200, they might say $80,000, they won't be often more than 200. Because their knowledge regarding that practices, that product is very accurate. You can go to a phone as someone how much what's the

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value of this phone? One person might say, $200 another person will scare you out of your mind. The true value of this phone is

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$700. You know, I was once I was once with a brother.

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And he said to me, I was in Houston, I was at the brother he said to me, mmm, do you know how much the value of my watches? I said I have no idea $20 $30 $100 he said to me, the value of this watch is $40,000. And I said to him, I could have never imagined that your watch is worth $40,000 I never thought someone would that's a down payment. By the way.

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I got a decent sized house. That's a full blown down payment. And you're carrying around your wrist, just checking out the time with

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you know, within sec my Yasukuni mother who as they say that once people love something, and they have their ways of experiencing their insanity, they find their ways to figuring out the details of it. And every person has their own thing.

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So just as a person, depending on how much they know, they can estimate the value of that product, or that thing that object. Similarly, Allah subhanaw taala knows us better than we know our stuff. So if you use the word of God and the meaning of estimating Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us based on how well he knows us, that these are the things are going to do in your life. Right. And a good way of understanding this is kind of like a father, a father who says that a father and his there's a father and he's sitting with a friend. And they're the Father has a son playing in front of him. And

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this father's friend, this man's friend, he takes the phone and he gives it to the kid he says play with the phone. So the father says don't give the kid my phone because I know that when you take it away from him, he's gonna cry. He's gonna throw a tantrum. So then the guy says, No, no, he will throw a tantrum. Just let it be he'll play trust me, he will throw a tantrum. When you take the phone away, nine out of 10 times what happens

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is gonna throw a tantrum, because the father or their mother, they know their child better than the next guy may know their child. Similarly, if a father can know and can give a guesstimate if you wish to see of what may happen in the life of their children, imagine how well the loss of Hannah Montana knows you. Allah says in the Quran rabuka Allah will become your Lord knows you better than you know yourself. That's how Allah subhana wa tada knows you. Now when Allah subhana wa tada determines what will you will do in your life? When he predetermines that you have to know that there are two categories in which your life falls into when Allah subhanaw taala does a deed that

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deal falls into two categories. What are the two categories. The first is called Data moving on.

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And the second is called but the one that's being moved around are those elements of what Allah has predetermined in your life. That cannot change period. Those things will definitely happen. So for example,

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the land you're going to die and you're going to die. For example,

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Africa or you're gonna die somewhere in Arabia, that's predetermined by Allah subhana wa Tada, there is nothing that can change about that they are not. If you were to compare the number of things that are pre determined and are Muslim and cannot change in comparison to the things that are more, which can change.

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If you were to compare them, these, the monocot are way more than those things that are moving on that cannot change. There are way more. Okay. There are few things in your life that are moving on that Allah subhanho wa Taala has predetermine in your life, and that will happen and there's nothing in the world that you can do about it. For example, the family are born into or for example, the gender you have, or maybe even a calamity you may face in your life. Allah subhanaw taala has predetermined you will face that calamity. Now someone can say if Allah subhana wa tada has pre determined that calamity I'm going to face What can I do now? Well, well, you can do, Allah has

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predetermined that calamity. But how you enter that calamity and how you exit that calamity is upon you. It's not the calamity that determines who you are, or what your value is. It's how you enter it and how you exit. You guys understand that? Okay, let's say for example, someone's business gets burned down, that doesn't determine who you are. What determines who you are, is how you were dealing with your business when you had it, and how patient you are now that you've lost, that's in your control. And that's the one that fits in the hanging faculty. The hanging up leader means this is now in your hands. What you do, Allah has laid out three pathways that you will go through, you

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need to choose one of those three pathways. An example the most beautiful way to explain the mandala and the clear McGraham. I asked my teacher once a system shift. Can you explain this? He said, I'll explain it to you through one beautiful story. One day,

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the Companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I'll even Have you thought of your loved one.

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He was traveling. And it was a lot of times that he wanted to go inside the budget and pray.

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He got off his animal took his animals to the parking lot. But all the parking spots were taken. So he didn't have anyone he didn't have anywhere to tie his animal down. So he waved the guy down and asked him Can you please watch over my animal while I go inside and pray? That man agreed. I needed the last one went inside. He prayed to Raka He then made his dua on his way out he thought to himself, how lucky am I that that guy was standing there? And how generous was he that he stood by the side of my animal while I was gone? You know what? I'm going to go back, and I'm going to give him a gift. And he reached into his pocket and pulled out 10 Deena I mean, if your loved one went

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outside, ready to give this guy a 10 pinata gift. By the time he got outside, that guy was gone.

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I love your loved ones horse was there but the saddle was also gone. That guy stole it with your loved one saddle and he ran away.

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I thought to himself what a god. I thought he was all pious. He was all Mashallah Sufi, he turned out to be super goofy. He ran away with my setup. So I know the last one tick is

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horse. Obviously you can't ride an animal without the saddle, you'll get injured, you can fall off. So you took an animal to the nearby city. He found a store where they sold saddles. He went to the person he said, I need to buy a saddle. That person said what are your dimensions? What kind of description What are you looking for? What are your specifications? So he said, this is the this is the length, this is the width, this is the height. This is how I like my feet. This is the material that I'm looking for. The person in the store, he said McKee has a guy just came and sold me a saddle with the exact same dimensions.

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The last one was kind of amazed. Wow.

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And when that guy pulled off a saddle, Guess whose saddle it was? It was his saddle.

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So how do you know the loved one said to this guy, that's my saddle. He said no, it's not I bought it. Elaborate feminine. I won't give it to you unless you pay full price. So I'll leave it alone. One said okay, I'll pay the price. But I have a question for you.

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How much did he sell it to you for?

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I'll pay whatever price you want. But just answer that question. I'll give you the profit. But his answer that question. So that man said he sold it for 10 Dina

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Sally with your loved ones said Subhan Allah. But for the moment on for him was to earn 10 Deena, if he was honest, the Moloch was how he was going to earn the convener. If he was honest, I would have given it to him. But he decided to cheat. He got it from here, that 10 the nod he got because that was a promise from Allah. But he made the wrong choice on how to take that kind of a not. So there are some things that are predetermined by law, but there's so much that we have to play our part in Okay, this is where your your your will fits in. This is where you're putting all your ability fits in. This is where your mushiya fits in. So think of it this way. If you were to draw a chart, this

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is what it would look like. Cousin Allah subhana wa tada predetermines what he predetermines falls into two categories. It's either the the Oberon that that was cannot be changed.

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Or is

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that which can be changed which you can take multiple tracks and if it's the one, if it can be changed, the reason why you have the option for multiple options is because Allah subhana wa tada gave us human beings something that the angels did not have. One thing that distinguishes us from the angels is that the angels did not have their own will. They do exactly what Allah told them to do. We as human beings have our own will. So when we have multiple paths, we have to use our intellect and use our will to do the right thing we have to do the right thing on our own doing. Someone can then question that what's the difference between the human beings in the jinn

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because they have well too, and we human beings have well to what's the difference between the human being in the gym, the difference between the human being in the gym, is that the jinn are a creation of a law that have exposure to the unseen world. They can see angels they can interact with angels, it believes shavon, who was also a jinn, he used to sit and dine with the angels every day. However, the human beings are that creation that actually have no knowledge to the unseen, they can't see anything to the unseen world. Their affairs is between them and Allah subhana wa Tada. And this is where the man is tested by Allah subhana wa, tada, this is where doing and then ultimately, when

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this all happens, and it all pans out, we call that cobalt. So at the bottom of your chart, he would have something called a which is where that all pans out. And it manifests itself. Hopefully, that explanation of color was helpful, and it helped put things into perspective. I'll share one more thing with you don't become that person who always who's giving up on life and says everything was pre determined by God and I'm just gonna not gonna do anything and just let it be, don't be that person. be motivated. Yes, there are some things that Allah subhana wa, tada has predetermined, but you have control, it's in your hands, how you go into it, how you get out of it. There's so much

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more in your life that you can do for yourself. So don't give up hope. Don't be that person who's just gonna say, you know what, jabariya that Allah has determined it and it's gonna happen to there's nothing I can do about it. We believe that there is something called the mandala.

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Okay, now that we've covered that the last of the six tenants of faith is what about the Bible note that we do believe in resurrection after death, that after every human being dies, they will be resurrected, the grave is not the end of it.

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The grave is not the end of it. There is a life that goes on beyond it. For some people, the view the end the grave to be the end of life. While the believer believes the Muslim believes that the grave is the beginning of life, it's the beginning of an eternal, eternal life. It's the beginning of the next phase of the journey. Now you're past data, and you're entering into data. And the Day of Judgment, data race up, you're not progressing to the next phase of life. The prophets of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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tells us in a very beautiful Hadith, this is one of my favorite hobbies by the way.

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The Prophet said a lot of it was seven to seven one narration to his companions, man a hug balika, Allah habibollah, who,

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whoever looks forward to meeting loves to meet Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala also loves that person. And a lot also desires to meet that person. Well, men carry out a lot and whoever has no desire of meeting Allah. Carry hula, hula, who also has no desire senior face either.

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What does this teach us? This teaches us spend your life preparing to meet Allah. Spend your life preparing, stand in front of Allah. Today, if you were plucked out of the world, and the garments that you're wearing with the actions that you have with the heart that you have, with the arguments that you have in your life, and you were dropped right in front of Allah, how would your day be? How would that meeting be? For some of us? who've had this in our mind? day and night? Maybe ready? Well, others of us would probably haven't been told by in a long time, we'll probably haven't read one article a long time. Maybe we aren't dressed in a manner that we want to see a lion. And not

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that dress will matter when you meet along the Day of Judgment. But nonetheless, you know, we're not ready to meet Allah subhana wa Tada. What about the about the animals, the reason why this is a very important thing is to create checks and balances. Why is that everything you do in the world, you will be compensated for it in the hereafter. That's your checks and balances. If a person

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doesn't believe in resurrection after death, then they may not have the motivation required for them to do good in this world. Not that we should do good so we can be compensated or be good with good we should do good because doing good is the right thing to do. Doing good is what Allah told us to do. That's why we should do good. But nonetheless, remember that for the wrong you do, you will be held accountable about law and the good you do you will be rewarded that loss data. After the Prophet said a lot of it was sent and responded with this beautiful answer.

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This anonymous questioner said, You're right.

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Then he asked the purpose of a lot of use and the third question he said my son

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What is excellence? What is sodomy? Now in order to understand that son, there are two other words that we need to define, before we define a song. What are those towards volume, and other? What is Volume One means to take away the rights of another.

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Okay, take away the right of another. That's what it means. What does it mean, to fulfill the rights of the other, that's the bare minimum, just doing. So think of bloom on this meter like negative, think of other as being neutral. And exam is not just positive, but it's the top of the bottom at the top of this meter. It's about doing it in the absolute most perfect, best manner, you can do it. That's what it is that we talked about belief, we talked about actions, but believe in actions are good. But first, you have to make sure you have excellence, you do it the best way. You don't just praise the law. But you pace a lot in the best way. You don't just give us a God, but you give us a

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God in the best way. So the goal isn't just to do it, the goal is to do it in the best way. And that keeps you on your toes. Because even though you're praying a lot every day, you're trying to figure out how can I do even better? How can I trust a lot even more, how can I follow the sunlight even more, you're trying to push yourself to the next edge, the next edge, that's what is on the Prophet was asked what's on his definition was

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an

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indicator that you worship Allah as if you can see him. Now the reason why the purpose of allowing audio is set him set as if you can see him, because no human being can see a large lead to the record will absorb. You know, other than selected prophets, the average eye of the human being cannot see it must have had a

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lot to absorb. While you can see your eyes though, but you can see a loss of power without guidance, as if you can see as if you can see Allah for control. And even though you may not be able to see a lot in Iraq, he is definitely watching you. A lot is observing you. Because I didn't have to lie. Allah says something very beautiful. He said of a person understood the meaning of their son. And they understood that Allah subhanho wa Taala is always watching them. And Allah subhana wa Taala is constantly observing, they would never disobeyed a lot. And he says, be a servant. If it was, as it says, try to be that person, that Allah subhanho wa Taala does not find you where he told you not to

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be. And he sees you where he told you to be.

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I find that to be a very beautiful statement. Because you know, when you're young, your father tells you, I don't want to see you.

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I don't want to see you playing basketball. While there's a lecture going on in the machine. You know, that's one thing every father has told his son at some point. I don't want to see you playing basketball outside, while others are lecture going on. Now imagine you sneak out of the machine, you're playing basketball and your father shows up and he sees you there. Is he going to be happy? Or is he going to be upset with you?

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Naturally is going to be upset. So the same thing goes on. He says watch the hit ally aka monaca hasten the haka that don't let your Lord see you where he told me not to be. And then he says, make sure your Lord finds you exactly where he told you to be. So when when the when the alarm has been caught, hyaena Salah

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is calling you through this mud, then don't let alone finding here. Don't let this budget be empty for so long, that nobody's here. Make sure you show up to places where Allah subhanaw taala wants you to be. So even if you can see Allah know that Allah subhanaw taala is always watching you.

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That's what excellence is. We'll talk more about a sign up ahead. There's there are a few 100 that are coming regarding a son. There's one thing I want to share.

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There was a

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there was a person who came to one of my teachers, teachers, he asked him a question, he said to him shift.

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You're always talking about spirituality and always talking about how to purify your heart. My question to you is,

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how does a person even start teskey? How does a person even start purifying their heart? What does this journey look like? So my teachers teacher, in response, he said, If you wish to know how to purify your heart, the beginning of that journey is in the most amount of money at the first idea to read. If you want to purify your heart, the first thing that you have to do is start asking yourself why in the mind, I'm out of India, why am I doing this? What's the purpose behind me doing this? Why am I praying so long? Why am I attending classes? start questioning your own motive. And then the end of that journey is when your answer is exactly this, that I'm doing it because Allah is

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watching. And that was a luck and nothing I'm doing it only for Allah. And once you can say that about all of your actions that I'm doing everything solely for Allah. That's the day that you have accomplished through spirituality. So the first set of questions I'm going to summarize them as email leontopodium. What Islam in theoden when the sun is the shadow in the sky

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They say a man we have to call them the question of Eman relates to your faith system. And Islam. Islam refers to your submission to Allah subhana wa Tada. And his son is the shot is to witness Allah subhana wa tada in your, in your father is to find Allah subhana wa tada present. Now let's finish off this video. In our next class, we can cover the next he asked the next fourth question, which then leads to a fifth question. He said, Oh, Mohammed, when is the day of judgment? The province of allamani was settled his response to him was the one myeloma school unhappy Allah minister is the one who is being question knows no more of this than the question himself?

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That you don't know. And neither do I know, neither of us know. which teaches us that if you're asked a question that you don't know the answer to, what should be your answer?

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What should be your answer?

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I don't know. There's an iteration that once I like the last one got up to give a lecture. And while he was giving the lecture, someone asked him a question. And the last one said it I don't know. I leave it alone. One had a lot of haters. So that man must have been one of the haters. He said, you know, why are you up there? Why are you up there? If you don't know?

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You understand his courage. Look at this man. Look how heavy his tongue is. He's saying if you don't know, why are you up there? So I'll give you the last one said I'm here because I don't know. If you were to know how much I really don't know. If you were to really gauge how much I really don't know, you would elevate me all the way to the heavens. Like that's where my true mahalo should be all the way in the heavens, if you were to compare how much I know and where I am right now, if you continue to ask me la de la de la de, I wouldn't be here I would be all the way in the heavens, meaning you've lifted me this much, because I only you only know a little of how much I don't know. So when

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you're asked a question, and you don't know the answer to it feel comfortable saying like, I don't know, don't give half an answer. Giving half an answer will hurt other people. I've seen many times that someone had a divorce issue. They went to a random uncle in the community and asked them that your uncle who has a white beard and is a very nice person who usually hosts the thoughts and hosts the dots. Please tell us what's the 50 ruling on this valid issue? And sometimes you might say,

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No, no thoughts done.

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When in reality, there's not that often the girls gone and she's gotten married somewhere else. That's not even considered a valid digger. And because she was never exited out of this first marriage. And there are times where they're saying that Pathak isn't done and they're living together when the truth is that the marriage is actually finished. So if you have knowledge, then speak but if you don't have knowledge and stay in your lane, don't speak about things that you don't know what you're talking about. And or Louis se ne mala fatra, a man that has a scholar and your faith is in your faith is in danger of neem neem, Hakim clicca, john Nieman Lhasa Eman, half a

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doctor and your faith is in danger run from it. After this, He then said O Messenger of Allah tell me the signs of the Day of Judgment. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one of the signs he gave, he said, and tell you that amadora Botha that a a slave girl will give birth to her miss her master. What does that mean?

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Now this can be interpreted in many ways, the most common interpretation of the statement is, the prophet said a lot of money was said, I'm saying that before the day of judgment, one of the final signs will be that children

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will treat their parents like slaves.

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They will be oppressive to them, they'll be harsh to them, they won't be obedient to them. And the mother and father who gave you birth, the mother and father who gave you their life. Imagine the way that we're treating them. And, you know, they're saying that a time will come where this will happen. Don't we feel like we're living in those times that children are bossing their parents are not. What bothers me the most is when a father comes to my office and tells me that shift, my son pushed me breaks my heart. You know what breaks my heart. It's because you gain a little strength in your body. And now because you can lift a few weights and you can run a little bit, you can play

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ball. Now you feel that it's your right to use your energy and use your strength against your parents. Is that really where we've come in our lives? You know, and you asked those same parents. And they would say that I can never imagine doing that to my child. Yet my father, my son came and he picked me up and he threw me on the ground. You know, we are all accountable. But unless our job should be not to raise our voice in front of our parents, if you don't understand what it means, and what value you have. When you have your parents with you go and ask someone who's lost their parents.

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their desires that I wish I could just sit by my mother or my father's feet and just hold their feet all day. I wish I could just sit there and embrace them. I wish I could hear my mother shouting at me again.

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You know, I wish I can hear her upset with me again. I want to hear I want to hear her voice whether it's in pleasure or whether it's in anger. I want to be close to her. But once those moments are gone, they're gone. The opposite. Someone's telling us that this is going to happen before the day of judgment. Let us know

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Be those people who are doing exactly what the prophet is telling us will happen before the day of judgment. And the last part of this Hadith, the prophet less of them also says poor people who won't have proper footwear won't have proper garments, shepherds will become wealthy all of a sudden and will start building skyscrapers.

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I want to share this with you been to interfaith event. And I said to the crowd, that Muslims have been sharing this hadith for 14 138 years Exactly. What did I say? 1400 38 years Exactly. Every father has been telling his son, that one of the signs of the Day of Judgment is that poor veterans will be carrying all the building all skyscrapers until 100 years ago, Muslims would always tell their children trust the Hadid one day it's going to happen. It was a matter of trust, they never saw it, you know, because better ones, they can never imagine doing that. But move 100 years later, now we're not talking about it will happen that we're using it in the past tense, it actually

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already happened. It's actually happening right now, very soon, Saturday, we'll be building a power structure, which is supposed to be the next tallest structure in the world. And it's interesting, there's worried about building the tallest structure in the world. Well, not too far away from Syria, there are no structures left.

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So rather than investing millions and billions of dollars on the tallest structure, it makes human sense. Whether your politics agree or not, you are a human being. And your humanity should tell you right now, just today, I heard on the news that Russia is sending ships with ammunition that they that that to bomb Aleppo, they're sitting so much ammunition that Russia has never sent so much ammunition before to another country, which means the next few days on holidays are not going to be easy. They're going to be very hard. And here we are worried about our malls and worried about, you know, in the next two months, there are going to be children who will be crying on the streets

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because they won't see their mothers again. And here we are, we're worried about our tallest structure in the world. You know what this lady is actually you know what that part of the Heidi is actually saying, beyond just the clear prophecy that that

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undeserving people

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will take leadership, and they will abuse leadership, and other people will be oppressed at the cost of

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there won't be any emphasis on morality, children war will oppress their parents. But at the same time, there will be so much emphasis on materialism, that we'll be building the tallest structures in the world. So it's kind of like, from a dounia we from a materialistic standpoint, we are excelling. But as far from as far as it goes to a moral standard, we are declining. And that's exactly where we are today. This person then he walks away, he gets up and leaves the gathering. A little while later the process that a lot of it was that I'm asked earlier, the owner of your loved one. Do you know who that was? According to one narration, he he told me, he's on one of your loved

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one and the popsicle. Somebody crossed paths Three days later. And the Prophet then asked him, Do you know who that person was that day? And your loved ones said a lot what a pseudo atom align is messenger Novus, and the prophecy awesome says that was the beauty lady Sarah, who came to teach you your religion. Do you read I listen, I'm Kim teacher religion. So there are a few one or two points. The first thing is that a lot of your loved ones that alone would assume Alana's messenger Novus.

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Now, if someone asks you a question and you don't know the answer, you say, Allahu Allah, Allah knows best. After the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam left the world, we no longer say Allahu wa rasuluh. You guys understand that? After the Prophet passed away, now we only say Allahu Allah that Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best. And the last reflection on this Have you thought I found very powerful. I'm not sure if I shared this with you last class, but I'll share it with you now.

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One of my teachers used to say that if the if the student is sincere and dedicated, there is a great possibility that the student can outdo the teacher.

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And he used to say to us, I hope you all outdo me one day and you do more good than I've done in my life. Then he was cheering this incident, he would say Do you not see the story of the Dalai Lama, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam just 23 years ago, in the cave of head off on the Prophet was 40 years old at his prime. He was a student in dibutyl Ali Salaam as a teacher, and now 23 years later, after revelation has completed. And now as you realize Salaam is no longer the teacher, because revelation is done, there's no more teaching. He now comes to the province that a lot of my day was set up as a student. And the process that allowed is that it becomes a teacher who was a student yesterday, is a

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teacher today. And who was a teacher yesterday, today is coming publicly in front of everyone, and it's coming as a student. Another thing that scholars they see that every time the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a student of gibreel Ali Salaam. It was done privately. No one ever saw the Prophet being a student, because why he was unseen to the people. But when it came time to making Jebel Ali Salaam

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Everyone's signed. Everyone saw Oh, this guy was a teacher of the province of a lot incident for all those years. And now he's coming as a student respectfully submitted himself in front of the Office of the law isn't this how do you think you've been? has so many gems and there's so many lessons in there. I want you all to know that even though we covered it in two sessions, without doubt, we breezed through it. We did not go into all the topics. There were so many discussions that I intentionally left out, because I knew that if we went into those discussions, that would be a recurring record. And my goal inshallah, with this class is on a week after the first two Hadeeth,

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which are done Now, the next week, my goal is inshallah on a weekly basis to at least covered two to three Have you been shot a lot of you so that way we can also cover some content and cover different topics. Okay, the last panel without exception was all sort of llamada Mohammed. A cinematic la huaca