Irshaad Sedick – Reflections from the Cave 6

Irshaad Sedick
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of not overestimating the power of others and balancing love for Islam with one's own experiences. They stress the need to be mindful of one's actions and emotions to avoid becoming ungrateful, as it can lead to negative emotions and negative consequences. They also emphasize the importance of learning the meaning behind certain words and phrases used in Islam and avoiding profit-driven behavior.
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Bismillah R Rahman Rahim with story of the man with two gardens. Now in the structure of the Surah Surah calf begins with the first hood belt, the introduction, when the story of the sleepers of the cave, the US the US have one calf, then the second hook by which we are, we have one more verse one or two more verses in the second hook back, then the story of the man with the two gardens, the third story of Mossad hidden Elisa to Sudan, the story of vulcania jujin magic, and then the fourth hood bath with conclusion.

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So last week, we ended the discussion

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on the hardwood calf the sleepers of the game with a group of youth. Then following that Allah Subhana, Allah goes immediately into an address discussing who we spend time with instructing the prophets, Allah SLM was built enough second millennia, the owner of boonville, whether it will actually remember that verse will look very emphatically towards the prophets as you pay patience with those who call upon Allah morning and evening, like So spend time with those who make a lot of priority in their lives. And it doesn't mean that you're not allowed to have other friends, you're not allowed to be with other people. But when it comes to close confidants, the people who you will

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be influenced by, as we say, the one of this motivational speakers, he says, You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with, right? Because as human beings, you are social. And the more time you spend with a group of people, the more you think on the qualities that you will start dressing the same for example, with without even consciously thinking about it. So speaking the same, use the same type of language make the same type of jokes even why because that's how we are we are humans, we are not born in isolation, we are born in a group. In other words, we are born into a family we born into a community. And so we we take on the traits of those around us. This is

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a very important concept in Islam. It's it's in correlation with who you pick as a partner in life, it's in correlation with who you allow your children to be friends with, which schools you send them to, where you spend most of your time. And even that which you spend most of your time with, right, what type of literature you're reading.

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there's a there's a TED talk about a guy who also reiterates this point about having mentors and he also uses this, this concept of you know, the people who you spend the most time with CCS, if you want the best mentors, right you can have Nelson Mandela as you mean to and

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the Dalai Lama, whoever you want as a mentor, like as Muslims, Mohammed says, you can have all of these people as you meet those how you don't spend time with him physically. But you can read the words by reading the words you reading the thoughts, you you really spending time with him, you engaging with him. So you start thinking like him. And this is why some of the most successful people in terms of dunya, they read so much, they read so much about other successful people. So can I. And this is because it develops their way of thinking. So we as Muslims, we of course, we have a legacy of our own when it comes to this, the first word that was revealed an operand was a crop, a

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crop this murabbi calorie Holic so that's our legacy. Unfortunately, it's one that we have very little attachment to. So spending time with people, this can be extended, what do you watch?

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What do you what do you engage with as far as entertainment is concerned? Don't think that the movies you watch or the CDs you watch, or the books you read, don't have any effect on the way you think, and what you do and when you are subtle, but it's definitely, if nothing else, when for the very least, or to most definitely be the is something called desensitization.

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Just a quick example, before we move on, if you look at something like Modern Family, right?

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It's a sitcom like a comedy thing with his different relationships with one of the relationships is a gay couple married, and it's very much normal, like part and parcel of everybody else and accepted and so forth. So what's your thinking? Okay, it's just a bit of comedy, you laughing and so forth. Fine, even as it may.

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What you don't quite realize is that 10 years ago, or 20 years ago, that would have been so absurd for that to have been in a sitcom. That is good enough screen. You didn't find that three years ago. When we think is a bit too soon, like 20 years ago, it was just non existent, right. But now

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The first time you see it, okay, it's brilliant. But then after two seasons, three seasons, four seasons, it was just normal. So without you consciously believe something, you're gonna be a gay couple now, because you watch that, but you've become a bit more desensitized to it, it's a bit more normal for you, it's a bit more, okay. And, and so, you know, over time, we start assimilating, and these things become more and more acceptable to us. It's, it's a big deal, right? We might not think of it as such, but it is. So we have to make conscious decisions as to what we allow into our lives. And that's one thing, and then, you know, afford to do even more. So, what we spend the most time

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with, that that's a big deal. You know, like what you watch all the time, what you listen to all the time, what you read all the time. That's when we really need to be cautious. The next verse, Allah says, Allah will administrate on the Nigerian population hakomi Robbie, come and say, oh, Mohammed, Hassan, the truth is from your load.

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In a wall of modernity, we The truth is interpretable there is not a truth is your truth is my truth is what you see and what I see. Right? It's your context and my context.

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We even with regards to Islam, it's like what's your opinion about hijab and what's our opinion and what's my opinion as an example

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Allah makes it very clear that I will have

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that definite definite article al means the The truth is from you. So the east as Muslims, we believe in only one truth. We don't always have access to the only one truth because we do have to deal with interpretation but there is only one truth and Allah is the one who dictates that truth for mansha Follow me so at the end of the day who's ever wants to let him believe now year of course we narrowing down what truth are we speaking about? Here we are speaking about ultimate truth, the truth of a divine being who created everything tonight, the truth about Islam. So there's no like, Okay, this religion is also okay that religion is also okay. This always only and will ever be only

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one Deen. Right. And we're not saying us as Muslims. We say only one Deen always. So each NaVi that game only came with one message. It just so happens that we as an Ummah, followed every NaVi including the last and final messenger, RSS and that's called submission and ethical Islam.

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So say everyone wants to should believe in it, the woman share failure. And also everyone wants to let them reject that you make your own choice in this world, in either denial, avoid the mean and now learn how to be in sorority for her. However, all your choices have consequences. We allow people to be for the wrongdoers at fire, how to be him will surround them. So Roger will have the walls of this fire will be mounted and surround over them. What do you yesterday through the consequences include that when they seek to quench the thirst you have to you also they will be given drink Bhima in Kalman is a very scary verse, they'll be given a drink of water that is like

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molten metal.

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You know, when you when you heat metal to such a degree that it melts, that melted metal that's the type of water they'll be given. So what Yeshua will do, as they seek to drink it, you know, they bring it up to the the mouth, it will burn the faces to cause the faces to mouth.

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Big Sasha Rob was an evil drink was at modificar and was an evil dwelling resting place. The word multifocal is used almost and when you use the word sarcastically but a form of irony because it's the word is the resting place but to get the recipe, right.

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Allah subhanaw taala is making it clear that we know

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as crazy as times may be

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at the end of the day, we will always have a choice as to whether we will continue to be believers always we will lose our faith. And that choice is when Allah Subhana Allah will easily reward us for punish us for depending on which choice we make, but nobody is compelled to you know take any particular choice, right.

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This is this is primarily the speed image. But the wrongdoers are included because not only

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This believes we'll go to Japan, even believers will go to Japan. If the if the wrongdoing out outweigh the the good deeds and of course,

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this is being included as something that they could all face now the biller Allah protect us

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Okay, so again the balance in the Quran is such that before this, the verse before this, Allah spoke about those who call upon the Lord morning and evening rank. And then he spoke about them getting China

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the next verse, which is the verse which is immediately goes on to the outcome of the wrongdoers. Now, I want everyone to take very careful note of the system in the plan, right? Always a combination of the outcome of those who do good with those who do wrong.

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We call it the rhib Antara heap encouragement, right? and discouragement.

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We have various ways of looking at this and terminologies that you could use, but Allah azza wa jal seeks to motivate us like this. And

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this is important, because, unfortunately, we don't have as much access to the meanings of the Quran as somebody who understand Arabic, right. But this is so common, that it's every single time Allah speaks about the hero, he has this balance could do is wrong, it was good it was around us. And if you don't understand this, it's dangerous. Because they you will create an imbalance within yourself,

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within your mind, within your thinking, and within your your life in dealing with others.

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And we see this in our communities, within yourself, because if you are too fearful of Allah, All you think about is always going to punish me, Alyssa Roth, Johanna blazing Fire of *, you know, like fire and brimstone. If that's your perception of God, that's an imbalanced perception. And it's going to have an impact on how you live.

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You might become so you might fall into such this space, that you lose all hope. And you say, Okay, you know what is now for me anyways, I'm just gonna do whatever I want. That's the one the one way of looking at it. Oh, you just lose your love for Allah subhanho wa Taala altogether.

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The other imbalance I think stream is where you have this ad fi idea of God. Right? Which unfortunately, is often found among our Christian women. We God is all about love. It's just love, love, love, no matter what you do, no matter who you are, no matter what crimes you commit, God loves you. Right? There's no punishment. There's no concept of punishment. God loves you so much that he will sacrifice his own son for your sins, to ethics day. This is an imbalance as well. Because you're it creates an affliction on the one hand, but an affliction that amounts to nothing. And as far as practice is concerned, because you think, Oh, well, I can do whatever I want. God

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loves me anyways. Right? What's the point of making Sarla? What's the point of doing this. And this also is to be found within our communities, we it's just the focus on the love with is no fear. And when we get carried away, and fully did disobedience, not fearing its consequences. Our system is neither of us know that. But in the middle, it also has an impact in the way we raise our children.

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And I think it's changing. But

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I know in the past predominantly, children will be raised with fear, especially when it comes to Islamic methods. Right? If you do something wrong, who is the pale Caleta,

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you have

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a right to recite wrong latches.

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Up until today, you get adults who are scared to go and learn to recycle and properly with the teacher because they still have those images in the minds. Right? How far the same thing they will beat in half with

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that this is this is not good. This is not good at all. When it worked, what didn't work, whether it was effect with it as a positive impact overall or not, is irrelevant. The ends sorry, yes, the ends doesn't justify the means. The means must be as permissible as the end. So we need to have this balance within us as well. Don't make your children in fear of law, to the extent that they don't know of lezama

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don't make them know as Rama to the extent that they don't know fear of Allah.

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lizardo doesn't do that, we shouldn't do that, you know, you're good. Daddy's gonna buy your bicycle, you bet ours gonna punish you

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don't do that.

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There are the find, if you don't understand this yet, if it hasn't become

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embodied within your own psyche, then you won't be able to, to have this effect on others, you first have to get an understanding of it yourself, make it part of your own life, have that balance within yourself, then you were able to have an effect on others as well. Right? Remember? Yes, always often, everybody knows that.

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But also shadow a cop, severely punishing, right severe in retribution, you must understand this. And this is this is how you recreate that sirata Mr. Kane, not to the 16. Not to that extreme. And I mentioned this, of course, so that we can we can learn from this opportunity. Immediately. Now Allah goes into the second story, which, you know, in the beginning, we did our introductions. So we said there's so many stories, each story has this main lesson.

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And each main lesson is something that that Joe actually bring forth in you need that lesson to be saved from that fitna.

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One of the Phaeton of that job was touched a little bit is going to be the fifth novel Well,

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that is a huge sweetener, I'm sure we know.

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We living in, in in times we, the rich, have fulfilled rich

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and the poor,

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or poorer than ever.

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Imagine the impact

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that you could have, if you had unlimited access to wealth,

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unlimited access to wealth, this is what that can come and bring through the power of Allah. Right? With it be through

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alternative sources of energy, you know, the, that's what we're gonna need in the future. So it was eventually gonna run out. He comes in, he just brings about an alternative source of fuel.

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That is another level of wealth, right?

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So the fitna of wealth will affect you.

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You might be strong as you sitting here now, you know, we're not to teach you not to poor we living hand to mouth, etc.

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But what if you're that person who's lost everything. You don't know where your next meal is coming from? You don't know maybe your little shack is going to be thrown down by the wind with the police is going to come and throw down the next day.

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What if you that person

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and you expect it to hold on to your faith? poverty has been keeping you down all this time. And here comes this being who can take all of that and make it go away? All you have to do all you have to do is worshiping declaring to be God.

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Can you see now, the danger of that

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the majority of the people in the world have world knowledge. So that's a huge treat.

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Someone gives us this parable to understand how to deal with wealth.

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It's unfortunate that we often have to speak about wealth and kind of like demonize it. So it's important at this point for me to eat today. Well, in and of itself is not a bad thing. Right? It's not a bad thing.

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how you deal with it, however, has the potential to be seriously where

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Okay, my example that I always use is the action of MOBA Shara the theme of being promised China in the lifetime the majority of them would be considered millionaires in our day and age. They were very wealthy, but they obviously dealt with it fairly well. Allies urgencies.

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Verse number 32 hours will administrate on rajim Bismillah R Rahman Rahim while the Rebbe who Mashallah Raja later Laney john and Heidi magenta nothing I mean, I never would have never been wrestling with Jelena de la Houma Zara

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Mohamed Salah salon striking example for him telling the story of

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two men.

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We gave one of the two of them two gardens. These were gardens of grapes. So it was vineyards right? Obviously, we using the word gardener very loosely. It's a massive thing. It is a vineyard. Well half an hour Houma and we surrounded this these vineyards with inoculum with tape bombs, with john anabaena Houma Zahra and we placed between the two of these

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gardens, clean crops say two massive forms right lash take palms grapevines and in between the skull head

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cultivated cultivating fields as well.

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pause here for a second and I would like to discuss our language usage in the Quran. The Quran you're gonna find Jenna gardens, grapevine, steak bomb shade, cool rivers, etc. Why?

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Say again, opposite to China, anything else?

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That's right, we have to look at it in context of who were the first recipients of this message. It's not city dwellers, people, some people living in Cape Town. Otherwise the Columbia River had, you know, massive TV screens and

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xboxes you know, version 1 million and PS fours and these are these will visit two islands living in in agrarian societies. They love the agriculture they needed out agriculture but they didn't have much. So a gentleman's name is a garden. A gentleman to them is flowing water, shade, coolness, etc. That does not mean the agenda is only that.

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Remember, the profitsystem told

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me at one Mahabharata pulpy Basha Chandra is what no is ever seen, that he has ever heard no heart can ever imagine. The language Allah uses in the Quran to describe all of these things, is to appeal to the, to the audience. Obviously, the first audience, the primary audience would be then we can use, we can use sort of poetic license to extend those examples as to what gender can be, as you can elaborate a chocolate Corso, or something like that. I don't know what you fancy, but there's no limit to what China can be like.

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So what do we have? We have two guys. One is very rich. The other one isn't? how rich is this?

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outreach is owning two forms, and

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green fields in the middle

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field each right, normally reaches his village, okay? Even especially in that that. So these were two frames of brothers one had all the types of wealth the other one didn't. So in today's terms, we can Akin this to properties, factories, investments, right.

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Now, give the gentlemen tiny, added kukula. While I'm totally minutiae, each of these two gardens brought forth its produce. So they weren't just gardens growing maybe in farming is a risky business, right. Which is why they use genetically modified food so that they decrease the risk. Because if you know how much money you have to pump into a farm to store it, I knew the risk of that entire, you know,

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office going off, or something bad happening to that means you lose everything. That's a very, very risky business. But these weren't just normal gardens. These were gardens that guaranteed produce every time while I'm traveling minutiae they never ever diminished at all. These were like handle and another level of success. My friend Jonah Hill and Abu Mandara put the cherry on top among these gardens we all suppose reverse the flow. What more do

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you have anything to worry about irrigation? pays your water. Okay.

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So all these investments are always giving returns. It's like a super investment. You know, dream that investment you just always getting returns, you're never losing. So Allah gave all of this to this one man in the form of blessing, what Canada was summer is gardens produced fruits. Family saw heavy rain, the owner says to his friend and his friend is obviously what

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poor is in relation to him, at least his friend is poor. So he says this way, or who are you how you move by this is his friend in a way of

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having a discussion with him. Right, going back and forth in and having a talk with him.

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And actor roaming camella asuna for

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the language here is

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a strong, she's I have more than you.

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I have more wealth than you. And I am greater than you in respect of my family, my tribe, I have a bigger family than you are stronger family than you. It's very difficult to translate this type of language but to give you an idea, what did shaytaan say to Allah and Allah

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Don't about Downton Abbey, Adam. Anybody know the Arabic? See if you can remember

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before that point,

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he says, Why did you not bow down when I commanded you before? He says You created me from clay say I am within you. Anybody knows Arabic?

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Anna, how you mean no, I'm better than you, okay. So this is very dangerous language, this language, this expression is the verbal expression of capital

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is the verbal expression of Cuban arrogance. It embodies arrogance, right shaytaan use the engineer is saying the same thing, slightly different wording, but it comes down to the same thing, even the scales in Arabic. Others say I know I hear your own accent. Minho, minca. Same thing. I am more than you involve. And I am greater than you in respect of men.

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Let's ask a very important question at this stage. is the statement true or false?

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It's a true statement. It's a true statement.

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The point is not that the statement isn't true.

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The point is, it's not a right for him to make such a statement.

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That's a very important point. Right? We might think it's justifiable. It's I've got more knowledge in the person next to me.

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That might be true.

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But if I have the attitude of, I'm better than you.

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I have much more knowledge than you. whether it's true or not, is irrelevant. It's the quality that it's playing out. It's the quality that it symbolizes. That's the problem. Okay, that's called keeper.

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So he began feeling that his wealth to serve himself, he began feeling

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self empowered, independent, right. He's activating mappings, and no one else is not praising Allah. He's not being grateful at all. And he felt superior and he's free. What's the definition of kibble?

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the province's was approached by one of his companions. He asked, you know, I like to be nice things. Is this a problem? He said, No. Always beautiful and he loves beauty. kibble is popular, we'll have a hunting nurse, give it to deny the truth. To deny the truth, obviously, when you know it's the truth, but you're still averse to it are haunting us and to look down upon others. That's the definition of cable. Okay, just interesting. I had a program on ITV couple years ago, it was a live show every morning in the month of Ramadan is crazy experience because at the time I lived in code in Spain, and the studio was in at Islamia. So every morning, before any of us we wake up with

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a whole drive into to make it to the studio because it's live. And

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you know, I would weigh a soap and I would make myself look very presentable. And I also like to look nice,

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on camera replies. So one of the morning somebody actually called in and instead of asked me a question, he said, he commented on the topic and he said, you know,

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talking about all of these things, but what are the profits is an FC if he saw the nice clothes that you really just found, it's so amazing, you know, that that there was this Heidi?

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That answered this question like exactly, because people have an incorrect perception of what carries his rival NASCAR people he is full of keyboard, three nice cars full of people who have a nice watch full of keyboard, you speak loudly, of confidently full of keyboard, these are the these are the things called keyboard might have some other elements within them. It's not given keyword is to be averse to the truth, even when you know it's the truth and to look down upon other people to regard yourself as superior to others.

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to regard yourself as superior to others, it's, it might be true that you reach another person, it might be true that you are more knowledgeable than the person. But once that truth starts making you

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you know big hitters once you start having the sense of superiority, now it's a problem because that keyboard, wise keyboard is such a big problem.

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It is the mother of all sons, the mother of evils, just the downfall of shaytaan and it's the one thing that you can never go to Germany.

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You can never ever ever go to Germany with profit etc. And I've seen to save as a mustard seeds weight of keep it in their heart will not smell the fragrance.

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agenda. So it's something we should always strive to get out of our lives. If, you know if you if you're thinking, okay, but I never say things like that. Allah is only making these people say these things so that we can understand the thoughts behind that. Hardly anyone goes around saying I'm better than him, I'm better than you are better, didn't speak like that. But we think like when we look at someone, and that's the thinking that goes on, we do it. Even in terms of our own household, right, if you treat others in your house, or like you treat your wife in a certain way that you would never treat a friend. You would never want someone to treat your sister in that way. For

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example, you teaching them that they like the lesser human being than you are. That's a form of kibble, you're not saying I'm better than you, but you're believing that you're better than that person than the wife. And the same thing goes with your friends, your family, your neighbors. Anyways, a little bit of thickness on this evil quality.

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So, wealth and poverty. Yeah,

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I was at the home of someone once

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early in my studying days

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Mashallah, from the law my teachers always told me, you know, just be quiet first. Don't just you know, okay, I've got some knowledge I want to speak now. Because somebody made a comment and this comment was so wrong, is so incredibly wrong. And it took a lot to resist saying something but the gentleman said, pointing at his furniture and his how many CD now I've got all of these things hung vanilla, because I put my head on the ground.

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I thought that I should say something and I stopped myself because we had a lot. In no way is the truth in that statement, not even the least little bit of a statement. by that statement, the most pious of individuals in this earth the closest to Allah would be the most affluent that's not the case like at all it's not about because I have a good relationship with Allah way for a while of your status in the dunya has absolutely no correlation with your status with Allah nothing at all. Remember the Quran says and our Yasuko mania it gives it to him so he he was the most obstinate of this believe is an atheist sometimes have the most risk because risk is is not directly proportional

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to your Eman. Remember this point because if you don't you can become diluted in a good way or in a in a bad way. You can win not that's not the right word in a in one way or the other you can become diluted in one way Oh, I've got a lot I must be doing good with a lot oh what's happening I don't have anything over must be angry with me. See, we can you know depressed whatever the case was both pretty bad.

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So, we are what how do we consider this thing to what what equation is only used to give this is the one

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not that we know of.

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to some he gives to some he withholds some he gives abundantly to Sammy, it gives

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way awkward in our proportions. There's no indication as to what Allah Allah uses to decide this. So anything that you have

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anything that you come from any position, you have nothing to do with it besides thank Allah.

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You can only quite think of us

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never ever allies have to believe it's because of my hard work and my education and my this in mind that there are people who work harder than you. They don't have the people who are more educated than you. They don't have it. Right so it's something that we really need to think about. That we learn from the story why the whole agenda

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this person would enter into his garden while we're volleyball enough see he being a law Lim not gonna translate that just yet. Lin FC to his own soul. Color hidden says ma n to be the happy Aveda. I don't think that this will ever perish. This is never coming to an end.

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In other words, my gardens will last forever. My wealth is going to last forever. My life, the good times the prosperity, the boom it's all gonna last forever.

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This versus that he has that he will walk into his garden in a state of pride. hours way of saying it these who are who are falling old enough. See, whilst he was abrasive to me

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So, the word volume means wrongdoing the word full means darkness the word volume means operation

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volume only NFC, meaning you wrong in your own self, because of the state that is in

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believing that he is in control that he's in a good place that he's in a good state etc.

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And then

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there is an indication here that his arrogance is actually leading him to Cooper

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Who can tell me how our making that statement we are getting metronome in this verse is some indication that his his arrogance is leading to conflict with the spirit when this was the seal

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that this will never perish. Okay, so how does that indicate that it is in

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decent control? Okay, yes, there's one more point

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okay, but there's another point and related to that the right the right part of the verse

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that means

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the ego so it's leading him to start denying the afterlife

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the moment that's the point of comfort remember what makes you what makes you caffeine?

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This is something we should all know right? Because we live in a time everybody wants to make coffee so what makes a person a coffee? what actually makes a person a Garfield

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Okay, that's part of it. I want a nice round rounded package this you know if you do any of the above that makes you just give me a Give it to me this simple formula anyone

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denied over part of it?

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Let me show you I'm saying it's part of it right? Because you can you can believe in Allah, Baba deny prosumers for example, that's also perfect. So how do you how do you give this a comprehensive understanding yesterday?

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If you think there's no consequences to your actions, no.

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accountability, so kiyama right, that's one dimension of it. Fine. Okay, let me let me try to speed things along.

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To deny a fundamental part of established faith is

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right, to deny a fundamental part of established faith, how you define fundamental parts.

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You could look at it in terms of Amanda Villa he or Monica de Vaca, to be here to do a video with it, he shot him in a light Allah and then the five pillars of Islam.

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That's one way of looking at the very basics of Islam, you deny anything of that. You can't be considered a Muslim. Right? That's the one very simple way of looking at it. Somebody says no, Salah is not compulsory, not Muslim. Okay. simplifies. A more precise way of explaining it, but it's a bit more technical, is to deny a part of faith. That is that is under the bracket of marilou Moon minute, Dini? bedarra. It's part of the religion

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Meaning that's one of the key basics of of Islam.

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Every Muslim knows it. Even some non Muslims never. Right, once you start denying those things that removes you from the faith. As an example, every Muslim knows that eating pork is haram. Okay, so eating pork is haram

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is Everybody with me? Somebody eats poop that makes them a sinner, not the cafe a sinner because they don't deny that person isn't saying no Coke is haram, that person is just doing a sin. However, on the other end, Mr. Pete wants to be smart. He's supposed to be Muslim, but he says, Well, I don't eat pork, but I believe pork is hella

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what happens now.

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Such a belief removes him from the fold of Islam because he's now denying one of the most axiomatic things something gets mentioned explicitly in the Quran. That's about as simple as I can make it.

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So I hope that gives us a good understanding of what makes a person caffeine. Right. Somebody can can have homosexual feelings.

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people claim that you know you're born like this

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There's like studies that prove that and the studies that will suit us prove that there's nothing conclusive about it. Anyway, the point is, somebody says, I'm born with some sexual feelings, that's just naturally the way I am. Having a feeling, having a feeling and not acting upon it is not going to be rewarded or punished. It's just the feeling that means nothing. But now you go in and you act upon it. Now it's what?

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It's sinful.

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It's not awful, it's sinful. You didn't commit the act of shake, you committed Act, which is sinful,

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and that person would be sinning. But if you get the person with the as the feeling of not really committed the act or not, but now as to justify it in Islam, it's a no, it's hollow. You see, now when it comes to now it becomes covert. So that's very important that we understand that. Yeah, we can see how things can lead to comfort.

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The first person,

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the first person we harm when we fall into the fitna of wealth is ourselves.

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Then he says, former Abu Musa taco Emma. Now let's go for the

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first one alluded to it. This one is very clear. I don't think the hour is going to come.

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And it tells us more about his way of thinking while eluded to Isla Robbie. And if there's a God,

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and I'm returned to that God, like it, then the pharaoh mean him, then I will find even better than that, then I'm finding your way. Yeah, if he's giving me all of this in this life, surely I'm going to be living like a king, you will see that selecting, as I said earlier, one of our wrong with is to believe that if you're doing well in the dunya, a, you're in a good fitting with the accurate test. That's the problem that he said to us now. So he thinks, you know what, I'm cool. I don't believe in a God. But if there's a God in, you know, I'm probably okay. You must love me. People are a must read the same thing when people speak in a very dangerous way they say, Yeah, but you know,

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if there's a God out there, then what about Palestine? What about Yemen? What about Syria? What about these things, assuming you know that, you know, God's supposed to bring justice onto this earth, because that's our idea of what the God is supposed to do.

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For you.

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We need our promise that you know, this justice will prevail on earth in the

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way times Yes, that was prophesized there will be times of justice. But never did always say this world is going to be the world of justice is this world is the world of taste, taste, taste, taste fitness.

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So if it's a taste, things are not just going to go according to the way you feel it should go. And the taste isn't always negative. The taste is very positive in your eyes.

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Always make to Atala

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to give you the skills and the the tools that you need to pass your tests. And when you make to Atala for wealth, it's asked this question should you make to add on the full wealth Yes or No?

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Okay, yes. But don't just make to add to Allah for wealth just like that Allah give me well

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learn from the noise of the Prophet says he will also

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beneficial wealth

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because you don't know

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you know what you're going to be like when you just become wealthy. Our knows though, and Allah knows why he gave you as much as he gives you now.

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So make dua for wealth alone What is opener, right?

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So Allah was opened up behind Alec and

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Informatica as an example, llama India.

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What is Khan was to

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learn from these doors because the Prophet Allah says Islam will always teach us to make up for beneficial wealth. Yes, make me wealthy Allah, please. But not to the extent where that wealth is no longer beneficial for me, and it actually makes me makes me worse off than I am now, as far as my relationship is with you.

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We while we may not say we disbelieve in kiama think of our actions. Do we also live as though

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you know, in the same sense of what this man is living in, but just without saying it? So is it that we believe that this world will be our permanent abode? We have to examine our lives, right? We have to ask ourselves, am I living in this life the way the profitsystem said I should live like a traveler.

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stranger passing through where am I living in this life, making it my channel? This is not a comment about our big house ease or our niceties. This is a comment about your attitude towards worldly possessions.

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If you regard everything that you have as a gift from Allah and if you're just using it for the time beating and you're just bossing through, but your heart isn't attached to it and hamdulillah a lion keeps you in that quality.

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But if you living as though you know you fear death, because you don't want to leave behind the sinner and you've gotten that and you live and you will fight tooth and nail for signature that's when we mean trouble Allah protect us.

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Now what is his friend say?

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It's Miller call lm saho his friend says to him What are you have you having a little

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back and forth conversation with him? accountability holla aka they immediately we can gauge from this this frame is our conscious don't assume though that means okay because he's poor before is our conscious that's not what we say. It just so happens that these feelings are conscious. So he says they are you a confound them? Are you making Kufa pillory haka of the one Okay, did you mean to rob of dust from mommy motiva lane of sperm through masa wacka rajala any fashion you into a man?

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Yeah, when he said a catheter?

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The word Cofer the word, Cofer literally means to cover something, literally. So a former is is in the original sense of the word Kafeel because he covers the seeds. Right? That's obviously not that we generally understand the word. Cofer also refers to Corrado Namah. When you deny that the favor comes from someone, so you are rejecting that favor. So we translate that as being ungrateful. Let's go

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ungratefulness. Right.

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Then, of course, there's the cover off

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of a man. What does that got to do with covering something up? Because he's solemn hope that every person is born with an inclination to faith, something deep inside of you points you towards the hate. But when you choose to cover that up and hide that away, that's called Cofer denialists existence. Anyway, so which meaning is intended here, when he sees this friend, are you making poofer of the one who created you both could apply both goofer of faith as well as existence, as well as the cover of

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being ungrateful, because he just said, he doesn't believe in karma. Right? Therefore, that takes him out of the fold of belief. On the other hand, he's not contributing any of the favors Allah given him to Allah, it's all about me, I did. This is my stuff.

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So that's two meanings of kufr disbelief and being ungrateful. His friend is, is doing something very interesting. And we should learn a very big lesson from this. That is, remember where you come from.

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Remember, always where you come from. It's one of the very subtle points that can save you from keyboard.

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Don't underestimate this, listen. Listen, it's so important. You can climb and climb and climb and climb in this life. You so high up, you can't even see the ground anymore. And you forgot that once upon a time you started with the first step.

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Doesn't matter what you talking about your wealth, knowledge, material possessions, status. titles, I don't know what but the point is, if you don't remember where you come from, you can end up becoming very ungrateful can end up the worst case scenario. Cofer actual cover. And generally speaking, keep our service from all of them.

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Yours is free and is taking it to the extreme is not just any rookie once upon a time you will like me you didn't ever garden. He's taking him all the way back. He created you from that you got from this

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and before that, from sperm, right. And then Allah made you into a human being is really taking him back. scholars of Islamic spirituality also, you know, do this they they remind us to get rid of pride to get rid of arrogance. Do demeaning things. This is I'm not saying you should do this. I'm saying it's something that is done and spiritual,

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spiritual practice and they said okay, you've got pride. Go clean the toilets.

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Go sweep the yard of your neighbor tickler Why? Because it's the nature of insanity to lose track of of the ground the grassroots stuff will save us from that. But if we find within ourselves this quality of kibble or prime here is a very important lesson for us to learn. Always remember where we came from yesterday Mr. Big Shot that I

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I was I mean, I was a child, what that long did we come from? And let's say I come from wealth as well take it further back than that. What type of background my parents have, you know, not all of us are born with silver spoons in our in our mouth. And then take it further back if you need to take it further back than that if you need to. You will become more humble in Chava

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is rocking the hula hula hora de vida coochie, COO, a Haida they nice green text. Listen. He says, As for me,

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always my Lord. I'm not going to ascribe any path.

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They just pause you for a second and ask why is he saying the last point? I am not going to ascribe any path as of my Lord.

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Did he is rich friend make partners with Allah? Yes or no? And we

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look at the verses which is covered. Is there any point that you feel he's rich free and made paths of Allah?

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Who's he making partners with our

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Who is he making partners with Allah? himself? Yes, himself. We always think of Shrek is like okay, worshipping idols. Right.

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I have to stop here.

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I have to stop. Yeah, I forgot the I don't know. Dima Longo.

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Anyways, enough with this statement we always think of shields as idol worship, right?

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Hindus and things like that.

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Shield can be very subtle.

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When you make

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when you hold yourself in such high regard, that you don't attribute what is rightfully attributed to Allah but rather to yourself

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that discipleship

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will it be the outcome of your own life whether it be your wealth, your property whether it be your status, even job that you're doing a job?

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Never ever forget of law?

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next week when we start we will learn the important lesson of Masha Allah, right Masha Allah, Aquila, insha, Allah, next up Laila Masha Allah, so Allah Allah say Mohammed Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Muhammad, Allah Allah Allah.

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wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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