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So category we are within the discussion of the, the first thing versus and we were speaking about why exactly these first inverses are so powerful in terms of prediction from that job, the verses that we just decided, verse number six, Allah Subhana, Allah says for the Anaconda, necec speaking tomorrow, my son, Sam, Allah says to him,

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you are going to destroy yourself, you're going to kill yourself. And I said to him, because you're constantly following up on them. in them, you mean will be handled Heidi SFR because they are not believing in this message. And it's as of grief ukri four will get you to the point that it will destroy you.

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Number of things we can learn from this.

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Who is them?

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Who is the profits are some

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grieving about that they don't want to believe

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what's the answer?

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He said that who does not want to believe

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the Moorish.

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This was a late revelation in the market period. At that time, the profitsystem already faced so much persecution from kurush, you've discussed this before. Can you imagine caring about the group of people who've done so much harm and to you that your concern for them would cause you to fall into kind of depression, that with the risk your life because of your concern for them? Can you imagine that type of over love and mercy that he had arrested twice a year in this life, somebody harms us once or twice a year it moves completely, and you don't care about what that means to them. The profitsystem wasn't like that, even though they want him. He wanted to care about them. Now, how

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does this relate to the lejog concept? Again,

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in in a time we the majority of people are going to be leaving faith. We are approaching that time we're going to be speaking about that tonight.

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More and more people are going to be leaving faith. Faith is going to become archaic, like a relic, something left behind in the past.

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It's going to be very difficult for believers, that this is happening to their family, to their friends, to the neighbors to the loved ones, it's going to be very difficult. But here in this verse, we are reminded that if the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam

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was unable to convince people and to make people believe they know you and I

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can understand. So we're going to be very sad about this one leaving aside maybe on family members, right, not not accepting faith, rejecting faith completely not even to defend religion, rejecting faith completely.

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In that time, this verse is going to be reminding us that you know what, don't destroy yourself don't become so said guidance is not your responsibility. It wasn't the responsibility of the profits of responsibilities to convey the message if you agree with me.

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So the next verse was number seven ours is in a jar of dizziness or Lucha Libre, Lou, au Massa Norma

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beautifuly. And somewhat unrelated to the first verse number six, all of a sudden, Allah speaking about we have made that we should put on the earth as adornments way to beautify the earth, so that we might test them which of them are the best in deeds. Such a powerful verse seems almost like it's unrelated to the first one, but it's not.

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This verse is, is is is laying down the reason for why people are going to be leaving faith. Allah says, we have our beauty in the earth.

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All the things we see around us, of wealth of, of beauty of property, animals farmlands, whether it be natural, whether it be so called manmade, it's all the as adornments.

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And then the government is all kind of like a distraction because we are not.

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We our belief as Muslims is that we are not here for the long run. We are very short time. And then we leave this world and we go to the world you're often so everything of beauty and atonements that this is just a distraction. It's a taste, but that very taste. That very taste is what is going to cause slowly but surely, so many people to lose faith.

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Does it sound plausible?

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what's the

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what's the most common

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pathway of losing one's faith?

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Who can Who can tell me?

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What is the most common pathway of losing faith?

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It starts with wealth. I'm not saying it's the only pathway. I'm saying it's the most common pathway.

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The prophet SAW Some say he doesn't feel poverty on this,

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when he feels that this woman is that the doors will, everything will be open to us. Now we, in South Africa, we are experiencing that in a unique way, because

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we would close those two opportunities. And it was somewhat of a blessing. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it was a blessing, I'm saying of the limitation of opportunities was somewhat of a blessing to our people. Because we managed to preserve everything that we had. And we held on to it like it was, like our deal lives. And then about the 94 game, and opportunities opened up right.

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Now we, this generation, my generation, the generation after me, we have had exposure to education, groups, socializing, opportunity, just across the board, you know, what I'm talking about able to go to different schools now able to go have different things now, many different people now, etc, etc. those opportunities opened up. And along with it, a lot of us became deceived by that beautification that was just paid for the selection, just need to beautify. We became in love with it. And your heart only has a capacity for so much. When you fill it up with one thing, you have less space for other things. So slowly, but surely, our faith became just cultural in vain.

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The ritualistic and then the rituals go out to the you have nothing left, but the name. So we in that danger zone right now, and I'm not speaking theoretically, I'm speaking with real life examples. Just last night, I was in conversation with Dr. walls. We were speaking about this, because he was telling me about cases that he is dealing with Currently, we actually went speak to the children of parents, because the parents called me and Mr. Schiff, a child is leaving the fold of Islam.

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So they should have and the same thing.

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And I said, you know, what the common the commonalities are.

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These are the kids who were sent to those schools that previously they would never been, they would have never been able to go to,

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for lack of a better term, previously white schools. Now that doesn't mean that the school is evil.

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But what what what has happened is really the child has been sucked into the deep end, we liberalism is the order of the day. The child is not used to that the family is not used to that. It's technically okay in the sense of there's a good education and and so on and so forth. Fine. However, if you're going to send someone in the deep end, you need to give him the proper scuba diving gaze and it's a otherwise they're gonna drown. So now you've seen the job, you need to take them out of madrasa, take them out of the Islamic environments, take them away from the Muslim friends away from all of that stuff, because you're so concerned with the education, extramural activities that over

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the friends, the fringe waves of lives come in, those influences come in the reading different books, they explosive, different things.

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It's a big Gemini 90, we expect that same job to be as faithful as the child I mean to say, a school was surrounded by Muslim people with a sort of XRP culture over there was not, you know, sort of fully they. It's a big difference. It's a very big difference. And we these kids are losing the faith.

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Here we have this verse saying we all love put on the earth beautification. It's good stuff. It looks good, feels good. Smells good, tastes good, nice to have good stuff, but it's just a beautification.

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And in diabetes, it's to taste which of them are better indeed, who's going to be able to navigate this properly and who won't be so we're going to discuss that in a bit more detail.

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are in Algeria, Dona Maria Saeed and Judah and indeed we all love we made what is on this earth.

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We will make it so Eden Jews abandoned ground. So then same beautification that house you have the call, you have the properties, you own the money in your bank, the everything you see around you will be reduced to What?

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Nothing that's we will be speaking about kiama will be speaking about when you die.

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What you have left is what you go to the grave. What you go with two cigarette funding.

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You know, I don't know we are in the summer. Interesting thing they say. don't strive to be the richest one in the graveyard.

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benefits you have nothing to gain wealth is evil. But it takes a certain level of having your head screwed on right to deal with it, and not to become deceived by it. I always have to put that into context, sometimes sounds like the only amount we sell is demonizing wealth. That's not necessarily the case. As we said before, hold it in your hand, don't get it into your heart. The things however, were guaranteed by the professor in their lifetime, from among them, the majority of them were extremely wealthy, they will be considered today's millionaires. You to promise, john, it's not that wealth is evil. But those same ones, when we, when we read stories about him, we learned that it

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came to a time where there was a need, one of them gave off of his wealth. Well, today, I'm in like, Bill Gates is trying to get the bunnies of the world to do that. This is the process, half of the provinces are already doing that, today, think of the world during the lifetime, right. And then the other half would come and give all of his health. So they had the money. But they weren't sitting there with with

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wealth in their hearts. They kept it in their hands, they knew how to handle it. So we move on now, verse 19, of the first thing versus the second, the second last, in the last verse, Allah immediately introduces the most important story of the entire surah. The first story which we're dealing with tonight, the story of the steepness of the cave. And how we might ask, why is the the snake introduction in the first name versus Why didn't the first 10 verses, which is that most likely exclusive, separate code, but why didn't that conclude first, and then we enter into the story of the cave, I believe, because the story of the cave has a critical mission force. Very

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important lesson for us in terms of how to deal with that job and not become deceived. So let's see what that is. Unless, as I say, let us have a look and feel robbed a naked woman. Tina,

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do you think that the companions of the cave wardrobe team and the inscription we'll get to the details on that, but basically a tablet with an angel inscribed on because it is like a monument? So do you think that this kind of normal Idina agenda is a miraculous thing?

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The word isn't miraculous? The word is agenda, you might have heard me or at least know a little bit of Arabic using the word actually. Strange, amazing, interesting. Wow,

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algebra, wondrous, you can translate it like that. Do you think that this is something

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incredible.

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Someday someone would be listening the incident, saying that, you know, you guys are very fascinated with the story, human beings.

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But you think that this is something amazing.

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So I was belittling the incident. Why? Because

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it was very strange that you had these single people or whatever number of people going to cave, sleeping, waking up 300 years later, like it, it'll likely slip through the day. It's amazing to us. Listening, that's not so amazing. All of creation will die. Spain alone knows how long in the grave and then be resurrected.

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So let's be listening that because he wants you to believe in this in the resurrection. And

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spoiler alert,

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this is the objective, the main objective of the story of the game. We're going to derive many lessons and wisdom from it. But initially, the in the occurrence of this incident was to solidify within the minds and the hearts of people.

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There is addiction.

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It is it was and continues to be one of the most difficult concepts to accept

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that we're going to die, be reduced to nothingness, decompose, even disappear.

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And then we're going to come with them we will be resurrected again.

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It's difficult for a logical mind, a mind that works purely on logic or purely on the observable sciences to accept something like that. It's difficult it always was, it's still easy and it will always be one of the most difficult things and

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then keep the correlation believing the separation problem was believing in Allah.

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Anyone

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know they did not the operation believes in Allah. The insult a woman Hala person

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Problem number if you ask them who created it, they wish that they would have said a lot. They believe they know what their problem is two things primarily number one, that is only one God

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that is only one God one all supreme all powerful all knowing the added problem with that number two, that is life after death.

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So, that is what prevented them from from accepting faith you know more than anything else moving on. So this is how the length reduces the story by practically belittling the incident because of the

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the nature of the resurrection versus sleeping for 300 years. So for big a deal

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in our feature thriller, Apollo Robin attina Millenium garage Mentawai Lana Marina Rashida okay

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storytelling storytime

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is remember when

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I was in fifth year, a group of young people our to play fuge in the love to a cave meaning they fled for their lives to account for core neuron panel. So they say oh node, add the nominal Adam Carolla grant us from your side mercy or hate Lana Amina Marina Rashida and facilitate ease and guidance in our fees. I love the store, I recommend that you make a note of this to our memorizes to our and read this to our as they read the draft. So storytime, boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen.

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Once upon a time,

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it was a group of young men.

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We don't know if they were only young men, but it seems like that Allah knows with

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these young men.

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We're living in an age of fitness.

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What do we mean when we say fitness?

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that we're living in a party time.

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Everyone was partying, celebrating in lewd ways. And through the ages that there's always been somewhat similar, right? What they might call a party today, thinking throughout drugs, fornication, basically the same. And I have been list drugs. And I have been still other things are still the same.

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And over and above that, they were living in a

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society, a godless society. So they were not governed by law. They were not governed by a strict rule of morals and ethics, at least not the divine rule. They were doing whatever they wanted, talking about our whole society.

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And in this town,

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they're also ruled by a king who would enforce this lifestyle, he would enforce idolatry and he would enforce this.

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This lascivious lifestyle,

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you know, if anyone needs to be a party animal,

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and if anyone is to be found going against the way of the people be not participating in celebrations or be

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finding faith,

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you persecute them, severely persecuted, right? Kill them.

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And during this time

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can you imagine a group of people saying no, we don't actually want to have this good time. We want to have faith.

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This is this is not that I

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that's exactly what happened.

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In complete isolation. I remember you asked the question, did they plan this together? in complete isolation,

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the young man set off away from the celebrations, the human race and three, his only purpose for leaving was faded. His couldn't take it anymore. So what is this life all about? We are out, worshipping idols of bowing down to idols. To me not worshipping idols worshiping our own desire only in six drugs, rock and roll.

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It's music, it's entertainment all day long, all night long. Is this really what life is all about?

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Something inside of you. stirred in to feel that this is evil.

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He just added enough.

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Lo and behold, before long another young man comes says nothing sets a military

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Remember, this is odd.

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Because now, I don't know why you're here. And you don't know why I am here.

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And I'm not willing to say anything.

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Because you could be a spy.

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And you're not willing to say anything because I couldn't be a spy. So we just sit in silence.

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And as time passes by, more and more shows up,

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they all suddenly around the screen, no one saying a word. And then eventually, one young man plucked up the courage to speak up to the others and say, Listen

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to the reason why I ran away from the town from the people, I just had enough. This is not that I should it is a God. And surely this God doesn't want life to be less. This is not what life is all about. Life is not just about fulfilling our desires.

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Spider Man is a young man, without parents, you know, without a lawmaker, you know, putting them into the situation, they just had this inspiration from within, obviously, through the guidance of Allah.

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And almost behind the with either can intervene slightly like this, and times, right, that happens. But it's, it's within the decree of Allah Subhana Allah and His knowledge of why this took place in the way it did.

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So they started doing what

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he started worshiping Allah,

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in whatever way, they knew how. And remember, worshiping God

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was kind of always the same. If you look at the Old Testament,

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and you read through the lines, you can see that the three of the prophets was always so that consisted of ruku Institute consisted of ritualistic barfing before they started, it was always the not this assembly in the same format we have today with a five oh God, with the Sooners and the fathers and so on. But there was always bowing and prostrating and, you know, words of ritual. So they probably did that. Okay.

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We also know, then every nation was saved the Prophet, that nation may have long forgotten the teachings of the Prophet, but at one point or the other, a prophet was saved. And those teachings kind of some of them stick, stick around, and some of them fade, like look at the African traditional religion. Right? If you think about it, there are many teachings that resemble monotheistic prophet teachings,

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things that that humans notice, come up with. I mean, think of like circumcision. You don't just come up with stuff like that couple of men running around in the vision that, hey, let's cut this off. Yeah, do that. There must be some impetus for you to want to go in and do that. And we know that that's benefited teaching. So all nations are seeing the province, they in all likelihood, had some traces of profits before and then carry them out.

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But they were caught, someone saw them. And as you know, society,

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the nail that stands out gets naughty.

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You different people are going to speak about you

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trying to do things right for you.

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In fact, they'll probably make life more difficult for you when you try to do things right. Then when you try to do things,

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the bad way I can relate to this.

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And it goes Rico, I had a very colorful pause. As a youngster, there are all kinds of, you know, youngster things, and many of them are public. So it was interesting, when I decided to kind of make a change and pursue Islamic knowledge and knowledge of Quran and Sunnah. That there was actually a time when people were like, kind of confused, talking about the family friends.

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And the type of questions are just so interesting. And at the time I recorded these same people used to be very supportive of former lifestyle.

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And when when the change comes, and it's seems I mean, everybody knows somebody doing maybe some Quranic studies martial. Well, that's a good thing, right? No, now it's like, what are you gonna do with your life? What you can earn money, food on the table? Are you studying to be doing this at like strange things? I recall this very, very short play. And I remember this, that because you're trying to do something right. You're going to get pounded. It's, on the one hand, it's part of all this taste. Because the more you try to bring your life in in a good way, you should be tested more if you're not a tortious of life.

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And the other hand is also the evil of society. That

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People who can't themselves do something right.

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What they will be trying to do is try and bring the others down.

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So you try to straighten no and your friend is not. So instead of them trying to be more like you, they will try to make you more like them and the ridiculous view and try to break it down. We learned this from Boko Haram.

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So these young men started worshipping Allah, but there was they were they were.

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They were taught the tattletale to the king. So the king brought them up. And now they face persecution. So that's the introduction to the story. Let's see what else on this 100 dynasties and now we go into verse number 11.

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So, Father Robin Harada and the infield kaffee cynic I'm sorry, Fedora, so they turn to Allah. The Torah is still listening to a call or

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listen to this Dora. They are in the middle

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of being persecuted now. The King caught him begging to be persecuted.

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They turned on and say oh, road

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attina give us Mila Duncan from your side. problema Merci. Well, Ilana and facilitate for us Minh Marina from our fees, Russia the guidance Made Easy our fees guide our free citizen the right call, of course. Remember this. For times when you find yourself in difficulty. When you find yourself lost. When you don't know what to do something most likely that obviously, when you when you are facing challenges of your faith.

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ask Allah Subhana Allah in the same words, of course you can ask him in any words, but we know these words are good, because I was using them. Always teaching us about these words. Allah must've loved these words.

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Our response was father Robin, and as I knew him, Phil catfishing in either

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Eliza Jacques Cousteau to find an escape, so they ran away from the king King says they

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they run away from the king and they needed to take refuge somewhere Allah guided him to a cave.

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So they go to the cave and Allah causes them to fall asleep. Then for barabara literally talaga means to heat to strike. Your just means replaced father opener replaced either advantaging him over the ears, meaning sealed, sealed the ears filter coffee in me in the cave scene in Adelaide and for many years. Some of us never home when we resurrected them, brought them back to life this after many, many years.

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We now have a mother you'll notice by the apps or the Mallaby through Amada, we resurrect them. Lee in order

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Nanana meant to make no so that we know, au is made, which of the two groups of saw would be more accurate. Lima and Abby, So Amanda, for the period that they remained. So always saying that often they were restricted, then we have a dispute. It would be two groups, one group would say we stay we were here for so long, the other group would say we were here for so long. Why is this important? Because the objective of this story and this incident initially was what?

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What did we say? What is the main concept of the story?

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The resurrection, remember that? So a little one to show that look at these, these young men who fell asleep or what goes to sleep for 300 years again, spoiler alert, they when they wake up, they argue about how long they remain. How long are we here? And again, you're going to see the moment one group sees a day a part of a day

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was the other

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way says no, no, we just do for like an hour. So a

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couple of moments.

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The point there

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is of course that Allah xojo is showing us

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that that's 300 years,

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how long we end the dunya

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listed on 100 years.

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How long from the time that you can first amendment for now and see

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that 50 years feel like 50 years. They just feel just like a couple of moments flashes.

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Similarly from now till the time we reach the grave is the same

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time in the grave according to what we know from Quran is relative. Not everybody

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experience the same for some to feel like a very long time. And this will feel like a very short time. And then under them kiama will ask

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a liberal arts because this is what should look for an hour long view on the earth.

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And people will say exactly what the companies of the KFC entail point of view they will say nothing which is different for a short time, you can. In fact Allah says that we as humankind will tell underneath kiama Allah We promise you, we will only differentiate that just ask the people who were keeping time, they will tell you that's how convinced we will be that you were only official that we weren't here for a lifetime. So the point of this is alive teaching human kindness and about how insignificant we are in terms of the greater scheme of things how time is relative for us, but for all of us 100 at a time is nothing it's a creation something you made. Anyways, here we go on and

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when overseas National acusa alayka we innovate to you or Mohammed Sasa Napa boom they story bill with accuracy with the truth.

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Now, you will notice in my explanation of the story and not an unlimited to this, I try to never go into details for beyond what the Quran mentions, or what we know from the Prophet systems. Explanation of it. The reason being any details beyond this number one is not that important, otherwise, it would have been here.

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The nation is contained in what Allah mentions, even though he mentions relatively very little,

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you will leave out names you will leave at names of places you will need to leave out details of colors and size and but you will be able to find those details we discussed this last week. If you look at

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other religions in the sources, so I stayed clear of that, because it's distracting from the primary lessons that you actually first it's supposed to focus on at least enough of that, for us to focus only on that. So if you expect to know that you're about who's the king, who is the talent, we could get into that. But it's really not.

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It's not going to add value to the lessons at all. So habitat is highlighting for us already here even says, we can tell you the truth about them. In the home theater. There were a group of young people Amano European, they believed in the load, was it enough? And then we increase them in guidance is a lesson from this that we can sort of explain through the Hadith. The Prophet system said, Whosoever takes one step to Allah, to explain to them, hey, you can't my hand spent a lot like I was an arm's length, you don't walk into a lot of the times of handing to you.

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If you find yourself lost,

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you don't have a connection with Allah subhanaw taala.

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It sometimes feels like yeah, how do I find you? How do I get to you, I'm so distant from you.

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This is a

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threat to hiding good news. Don't think that all of us so far from you, our you're going to get to know all you have to do all we have to do is just take one step, overcome

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that take another step a little further. You're not the one getting close the distance always. All he wants from us is to make a little bit of effort.

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Like in Chicago to

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show gratitude to Allah, He will increase you you may see in their head, a little bit of faith. All they had was we tired of this nonsense. We need Allah. Allah guided them and causes medical to happen to them. I'm not saying it tonight, you're gonna make it 100. Tomorrow, you're gonna go to elephant's eye, and you're going to sleep the capital of engineers and become, you know, a super pious person. That's not the point. The point is, we are living in just as much fitna as the companions of the game. Maybe it's more maybe it's not. But we are living in a time of it and it's growing. Right?

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What is the way out?

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As we learn this, as we learn this lesson, the way I should inshallah become more and more manifest to us. I find why there's no story more inspiring to me for the young people in this room and then the story

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LSA they because they had a little bit of faith.

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What about tonight aku became we Allah we strengthen the heart

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Subhana Allah, how difficult is it?

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I see a few young people who I know will be able to relate to this. How difficult is it to not go with the flow

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Do not do what everybody else is doing, just because they are doing. How difficult is it to stand up against the tide of what everyone else is doing. And you do something different because you believe it's right.

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Peanuts, I don't know if you can remember what peer pressure was like. It's very different in your time than what it is in your children's time and it's changing all the time. And it would be a pretty short span of time I was listening to Elvis and the Beatles had to speak into a girlfriend in the public phone in the corner.

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Very different today

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might be challenging for you then. It's very different now. to actually be the nail that stands out the fish that swims against the current super high level, it requires a lot of steel and overseas water bottle Now it could be we always think that the art is camo when they stood for Polo, and they said Rob buena para una buena Prabhu Serato Our Lord is Allah Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth. Not the nonsense that these people are doing and worshiping and living their life accordingly. Let another woman dooney illa we will never have an Illa a god at a lifestyle, the direction of life except Allah.

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Now why am I sitting like that? Sometimes people think idol worship is only worshiping a statue. Some people idol worship the money some people idol worship, the wealth the assets, the the things to live on. idol worship the clothes, isn't it? Some people idol worship because it separates it from

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these young men stood up and said no lacuna, even Shaco if we were to do that, we will be doing something seriously grave.

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You'd be saying something seriously good.

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como una. These are our people in the home in dooney Ania. They've taken as a day this besides Allah, if they can other gods besides Allah, Lola Dona they can be sold on eBay in Why don't they bring any proof then this is in fact, valid. Then they have other gods besides all the other valid ways of life besides a life follow from an alphanumeric manifester, Allah wa he can even see who can possibly be more unjust and oppressive than the one who invents lies upon Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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What if you have a desire to move home remember when they they list the people and when we see we do the celebrations are carrying on and then one by one they list the people remember when they did that? Amaya Guna. And they list all of the idols which they were worshipping in LA, they only worship Allah, for who in Africa have like delve into ticket efficiency that gave young children aka Morocco Mirage mighty, Allah will sit down mercy from his side, while you hate black woman make a muhfucka. And Allah will facilitate ease in all of your fields can remember the domain is the sponsor.

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And it only explains some of the phenomena that are taking place what the Russians are in a tolerant, you would have seen the sun when it rose to zero and caffeine that mean the light bypass the cave and the right hand side was in the heart of it. And when the sun said the curriculum that the Shema, it would bypass them on the left hand side or homefree fluctuating when they would be in the deep dark center of the cave. So the light would inflict them. Some would inflict them because you already know the earring was sealed.

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And of course you can go into the whys and etc explanations of that, but the point is Allah preserve them, then they come in at the law. And this was a miracle of Allah. Allah did this in a way beyond what is normal. So this isn't like, you know, if you go to this particular cave and you go and sleep the you'll be preserved for 300 years. It's something that was out of the ordinary and he claims that the such maniac Athena who will save all the guys who will know that that person will be rightly guided, but how do you get the guidance of Allah? Is it like this miraculous thing. So you must get it in our takes you out of the house and into the masjid. Without anything on your side.

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Now, remember what we just said early on, make the difference. Make an effort one hour, make an effort towards Allah, Allah will guide you. Allah will come to you. That's what it means and once overcomes you, nobody can can take away from you.

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former NSA even is misguided. In other words to see if it chooses misguidance Philander, Gina who wanna Yama[???]a, you will never find an overseer who can guide them as a protector and a guardian who can guide that person.

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So hang over, if you decide if somebody makes a decision, I don't want guidance, I don't want Islam, I don't want a law. You can't convince that person otherwise, it has to come from within, that they wanted. And then almost no dialogue intervenes, but not just,

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you know, like, like, they say, oh, if there's a God, it just showed me a sign, right?

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The person who has no intention of accepting

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this is not the way saver is misguided. You will never find a rightly guided guardian for him, or

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anyone who came across them, you would have thought them awake

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through code, but they were asleep because Allah caused them to have their eyes open.

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So it looked like they were awake. Why obviously because somebody or the other is going to come around and see him and try to either rob them or wake him up or something. But our calls need to be protected. So they looked like they were awake. Why no candy boom, that alley. I mean, without the shimmer we turn them on the right hand side and on the left hand side, right probably to increase circulation they don't rot away and eaten by animals etc.

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What kind of boom there are a bill was eat. The dog was sitting at the threshold, the mouth of the cave, where these paws extended. Right,

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Lovett Tanaka. They him had you come across them lava later, Milan Ferrara, you would have ran away from them clean while I'm returning from Aurora would have been fooled with fear and terror when you saw them because they Allah made them look scary. Right? Can you imagine how scary that is? I mean, there's no light in the cave at that time. Have you been in a cave with the turn of the lights before? So imagine

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what can I recover and now who and in that way, we cause them to be resurrected later sir Rubina home so that they may ask one another call upon a woman whom one of them say to the other to the others. Kamla system? How long have you along with opinion? Call Amina yoga do you say that we're for the day or part of the day?

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Follow Roku comm and be mad at me soon. Eventually, they argued back and forth innovation that decided you know what? Your Lord knows based how long you've remained here. Okay, so the dispute isn't really important. The point is there was a dispute. Nobody was sure. And it felt like a moment.

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Now we carry on

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forever. I thought I had a go. Now we'll see one of you. be worried become happy with these coins. In Almudena to the town

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fall yambol go and see because what happens if you sleep for a long time when you wake up what you want to

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eat? Exactly. Things like yours, America by Gatsby and a feast or something. No, listen to the words fairly young go au ha as cat or Alma is woke up from us again previously didn't say yes money go buy food.

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We are living in the minds whether living

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in a town of disbelieving, idolatrous, lascivious people.

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So then obviously eat anything.

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They ask go and find the purest food that you can find

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the concern as young people even down to what they are consuming, and the word used is not as good as the most bill to highlight as well as the qualified wholesome food that is permissible for us to eat. They still have a concern within the minds and souls.

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Familiarity compare is convenient when bring some sustenance from it

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while you're allowed to have and be careful.

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Be careful.

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In other words,

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three case study

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this word while a lot of

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if you check in you

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think it's it shouldn't be

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Yeah, look at that word in your in your, in your copies of the Quran you'll notice that it's bold

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compared to the other words

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right?

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This word is highlighted because that is exactly the middle of the Quran the word right in the middle of the corner

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and what does it say? Be careful tread carefully treat the soil turns red that's why

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trade in the middle that's what the word means. When you turn off

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what I usually run and become a Hydra Lake no one see you that no one find you

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in Whoopie, Yarrow and Aiko because they the people, if they were to find you, your GMO corn, they would tell you, they will stone you, oh, you are he do comfy military him all that will cause you to go back to the religion

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to get this, the gravity is like they will stone you or even worse takushi to go back to the religion. We product is a very different

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one and to flee, who inhabit a venue will never be successful.

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And then you will never be successful. Okay.

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So at this juncture, we can discuss so many lessons that I don't actually want to rush for

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these reasons or

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the crux of the matter of silica, let's look at what we have. We have a society going haywire.

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Then we have a group of young people who are to the own decide to make a change.

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When they decide to make a change in their own little way, just this small event allows them along the way.

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And Allah subhana wa tada causes a miracle to happen to them so much so that we leading about it even up until this day,

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when they woke up

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next week, we get to actually discover what happens when you go to a shop with coins and finance years ago. And what to place the after. But right now, this from what we have, I want all of us to go home and think just to really think and reflect about what is that what is happening in our own society, and how we are going to

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get out of the problems that we're facing in the real moving more and more into each other.