Reflections from the Cave 7

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As we ended this we would discuss the same mash up that before we've mentioned insha Allah in the context of how the prophets Allah said it was to technician and by extension ourselves and now even the result of Masha Allah says in verse number 39 in the story of the man who gardens we he's faced with the tablet to garden city

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he sees trees is fading away the gardens whatever that is agenda Kakuka national law language

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it would have been better for you when you interview according to say Masha Allah

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He says although La quwata illa Villa is no power is a state of law, it was a law in fundamental manner,

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if you see that I am listen you in wealth and in offspring progeny. So, what did he say to his fellow

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Israeli saying you should have said this. What did he say? Who remembers?

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following screen says in after after the previous verse was kind of elaborates on his

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shaky expressions expression then is what you should have said was Masha Allah, that was 11.

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Now, from this of course, we learned a few things. The one thing is what to say.

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We know what to say because we it's kind of part of our our language is awesome what we say somebody doesn't say much.

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We'll get there he said Marshall was Masha was to say to us,

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man is that which is wonderful, Shana. That's another word

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wishes or once in a while secret. That's an entire phrase. So Masha Allah means he is alone

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It is as a little walls we see this a lot once. So, when do we say that? What do you think

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in your experience, when we use this expression

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for example, yes, what else?

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What else?

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Sorry.

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So, all of these examples have in common.

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You see somebody having something good something or having achieved something good?

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What is worse actually, what what what was interesting is that this is the rich person seeing what

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is

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this is not the point of really looking at the future frames and say Mashallah, this is the point of insight and he usually says Mashallah, when you enter into your own garden, so it's actually teaching us something that

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probably oblivious to says we say, Mashallah we admire things

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but not admire what we have

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these two reasons for this one, because we don't really know his first property. And two, because we are not as graceful as we should be. We don't think we don't think of of saying this when we see what we

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appreciate the value of what we have, at least as a general principle.

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As an example, last night, when we when we came back to the clubhouse there was a Ferrari selling

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nice.

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And everyone says they will

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have it all the same parking lot in which they don't cause the steady climb.

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Obviously

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impossible.

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But,

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you know, this is of course, an extreme example. But when we look at our kids, when we sitting at home in our kitchen, we have a whole plate of food, for example.

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This place facing a lot, but what if we you admire something instead of growing in vanity, or in you know, growing up or ego in your own grind? Like he did in his in his case, he said

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he was going and as

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far as I know,

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I

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have more wealth than urine greater in progeny. So he's actually now looking at what he has. And he said, Michael, to the extent that is,

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what he should have, what he should have experienced was the sense of humility

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as to be activating it not to yourself, which he did, just kind of rushing around activating it.

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And the way in which one does this and expresses that you will expresses that appreciation? Again, other than say, perhaps,

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because you're not placing a lot of thinking of the footing, we're just talking about a sense of admiration. You say, Masha Allah, He is as opposed to me, nothing is like that, because I want it to be like that. It is like that, because my artwork made it like that. It is beautiful, because I wanted to be beautiful. It's all for Allah. And I'm actually reading it all what's behind that? And then of course, you know, if it is that you wish to, to praise what is taking place in yourself.

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So definitely, when there's a sense of admiration for achievement, but then the first, the first expression that you felt to one's mind and heart is Mashallah, he says,

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yes, it is a Baraka expression, it's a draft, we'll speak about that in a moment. But before we get to that point, just look at the intellectual conditioning as taking place here. Because in your mind, you're reminding yourself, it's not about me, you are actually putting your ego at bay and pushing your society, it's about the law, this is always work, you don't take credit for it yourself.

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So that's as far as it as you know, just thinking about it, as opposed to just saying, as opposed to just saying, but now there's a lot, there's a lot that needs to be discussed about the statement in as far as it is that you are also right.

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As

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it is there as a means of protection is there as a means of protection.

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The Prophet RSS was enacted to teach this to us in a certain environment.

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He mentioned and it goes, and I know

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that it is true. And the intent is that we are looking at something has an effect, it has an effect. So this is something that takes place in the metaphysical realm. Right? Not something that we can observe.

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When you when you look at something, in the way you look at that thing, the feeling that you have when you look at that thing, according to the teaching of the super system has an effect on that thing. And because we are human and our hearts are predictable, and not constant, we don't know what type of effect we have.

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So to prevent any negative effect, we say Masha Allah, and then go after things, but if it is we're looking at. So as an example, the Prophet says,

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around the time it's a Harvey was, I think it was he was taking a shovel, he was doing some form of evolution. And another so having moved by and admire something about the first half, the first half of the collapse. In the prophets, Allah commanded the pasta by to perform, he took the remaining water.

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And you need to monitor and report over the collapse. meditative consciousness rests upon things like VGC, like the eye as anything. It's not a normal, everyday occurrence. And something like that takes place, obviously.

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So I see it as an open this is coming that it is a metaphysical occurrence of indicative observed. And I was convinced of that, until I came to learn about quantum physics. I think I've mentioned this before, but it's a very interesting concept.

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So let me just be as as simple and straight to the point as possible. So quantum physics is basically that science which deals with subatomic particles, you have an atom we speak about something as an atom. So there was once we believe that an atom was the smallest component that you got anything smaller than an atom, but then it was atom and of course, we knew that subatomic particles smaller than an atom. And what scientists discovered was that the world of subatomic particles was nothing like the world of of

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our physical.

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So, what is this newfound knowledge? Scientists try to discover? What is the nature of method in beings who will learn

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Metal, solid and liquid? Oh, yes, that's about me. But we really go beyond that.

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Isn't he says the particle, or is it something like a wave, because particles act in one way, and waves act in a different way. So in order to determine the nature of matter, after an experiment, you can use this, if you feel like I'm not explaining

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at school, the double slit experiment. And all it comes down to is they shot the subatomic particles through

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a thing with two slits in it. And the idea was to see what happens on the other side. Because if it's a wave, then the way waves work into the app,

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it would have like,

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a barcode on the other side, to have dots, or lines. If it's particles, then the particles will merely gather behind two slits. And

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so the catalogs pretty short or long story long.

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They shot these particles and they observe with a Wow, it's, it's always the way

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and then they kind of comfortable that it's

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any change an experiment. What do they do differently?

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They watch.

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The first time we didn't watch. The second time they watched, they wanted to observe what is taking place. That's the only difference in the experiment.

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As soon as they watch

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it like waves, like particles to get up.

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going on now, the only the only variable in this experiment is that the one that we observed the other that we didn't.

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And so they went back and forth, back and forth. And there's no known solution as to why it does this, there are theories, but there's no proven understanding of what exactly is taking place and why. And this is the same particle that makes up everything we know

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makes up you will die that makes up this carpet.

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So, what it comes down to is not that this is a proof of what the provinces have seen. When it comes down to ease then there are certain things that we will speak about in an instant. That is no, no logical explanations for

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but at that point, the believer was already convinced of the veracity or simplicity and the truth of the Quran. And Sunnah. Doesn't say, Well, I don't believe in that, because it doesn't make sense to me. The belief is, is well I believe in it, because it's proven to be true.

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Even though it doesn't make sense to me now.

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Because we don't know what we still have to learn. We don't know what we don't know. And as as

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as convinced as we might be that we know a lot we know v v

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and to scientists will be the first to admit this by people you know, look at science from a distance myocytes from a distance, they are the ones that everything is figured out through scientists are the ones who could be the first to admit how little they really know. Something as simple as how much we know about the world

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like the oceans

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you know the basic things of the world oceans have been explored.

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Listening

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now the words No one's ever been paid me anyway.

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In more than 90% of the world's oceans that's our own world. Talking about other planets and then so we can exist.

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Anyway, so the point is, Masha Allah is both a conditioning was on mine, traffic become egotistical to not grow in vanity and pride, as well as a spiritual drive to protect oneself from all of the spiritual nature. So you don't only say Mashallah, when you see something beautiful from someone else, when you see something admirable, you follow that

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whenever you notice an achievement say much at all, and because it holds both a physical as well as a metaphysical component. Don't be shy to remind one another to say much.

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And if someone reminds you to say Mashallah, don't get afraid. It's an important principle.

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If you have a baby, for example, we will come to the destination

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You know what a beautiful baby cute baby always reminds us that much.

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Because we know we don't even think he will.

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But he did it as a hobby. Right so we don't have control over the feelings or the thoughts that we have, we look at something and we have these other areas. Because we not only physical beings, we are spiritual beings as well. So the full the full door is Masha Allah, La quwata illa, Allah and also seen that Mercy of Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.

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And the meaning is so powerful. He says, Allah wills, these no power, except the law is no state except a law. It's not about me, it's not my doing. It's not my achievement. It's not my knowledge. It's not my expertise. It's not my money. It's not my it's a law. And that's a very big important intellectual conditioning.

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And then he says, if you see that I have less than you in wealth at any, any children. So this man was admiring his own property and his own riches. And he should have at that point say commercial, not others can compete and you know, before we

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say Mashallah, it could benefit me. And

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it's not only for calamities today, some eco calamity when you say that Hola, hola, como de la ville.

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And

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there are other Doris also that we should learn.

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When we see others and when we admire others, or when we see those who have been afflicted with Sanskrit we don't want to be afflicted by

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like the one that comes to mind. If you see somebody suffering

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from some form of calamity, with it be abject poverty with an illness, whether it be paralysis, whatever the case may be somebody suffering from something, is a desire to make this a special copy because you're not supposed to make it in a way that the person sees you making it

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as

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an alternative due to Allah who has protected me from what that person has been afflicted with. So obviously, you don't want to make that out loud. In other

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words, number 14,

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this is so the bride and the bride, the bride companion, saying to his each thing, you should have saved me a lot because by chance my load could give me better than what you have better than your gentlemen. And by chance you can see down Husqvarna, Minnesota, this calamity from the sky, right? And

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then your entire your entire crop your garden particular, it will be reduced to a barren land.

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This silence means like a rock let's get into getting used to absolutely nothing. This is not the same as making a bet upon the one who has he's not saying mail was sent down the calamity from the sky. This is part of the lesson that he wants to teach his faith is trying to teach his faith you should attribute so much of yourself activity to Allah because others control what is always either was the change the outcome of things make anticipated that you and remove what you have

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the power to do that to do. Don't you know like you said faith by by not attributing it to me right?

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Then that's exactly what actually happens, right?

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We used to have Matt

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Oliver It was a caching interval between these gardens. She's for the both of us It could be come home. It just it could be a sunken into the ground. Swallow it

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and you better be able to to pursue it. You will be able to go and get your water falling.

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Or he probably somebody then Cohiba was enough this mini

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was destroyed at the times that was literally if it was in campus but it comes down to be it was destroyed the family his fields were destroyed.

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Safety, he starts turning his ends. And, you know this meat, meat industry

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Next with me wanting

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extreme money because now these investments are failing, is not seeing returns anymore. starting to lose out.

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Because of all that invested because of all these fake fi have it in that property of these, why are we here? What is the story of wanting to lose, everything is now gone back to stocks that crashed, the market is crashed, everything is gone. And he invested so much into it. Now he's losing his mind

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while we are later

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now, now this is an Arabic expression

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is needed only friends

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is truly appreciated when it is taken away. A favor is truly appreciated when is taken away. But that's not the time for appreciation isn't the bank appreciation is we used to enjoy

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a very good example of this is good health

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isn't it? The person who has good Mashallah health doesn't really give much consideration. You wake up in the morning normally.

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Normally, you walk normally, you eat normally versus toilet normally, something happens now.

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You can't wake up, because

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you can't eat competence to implement

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any component about now all of a sudden, that person will be able to tell you based upon the number that has been the number of the standard

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of the toilets, you know, being able to go to the toilet, etc. But the person who uses it should be grateful. That's the one who really needs the reminder. So of course now, now he says years later the Oh Ha I regret

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that I did not make sure I had all of that. And I did not attribute it to Allah attributed it to myself. I was making that since I was making partners with allows to handle the data. And

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this is such a strong example. And all this is giving us because it's not again, it's not demonizing the dunya

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we know that it's not demonizing the union, because it was the same didn't have to teach companion how we shouldn't be

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that he should have.

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He should have said Mashallah. It should have been humble, you know, it should have been easy is his way of handling the positions that he had should have been different and he would have been fine.

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But that was not his approach. His approach was that is made to be his ego grouping and his plight

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and he felt empowered. And he believed that he would live forever. And he believes that he is outcoming the author is going to be as good as his outcome in this world. And he even started doubting Allah's existence because of our calls and easier. So the money got to him.

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And

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it needed to shift

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dunia wasn't being demonized his way of handling it was being demonized.

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So what we learned from this is, of course, that our efforts to can be reduced to zero.

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If it's can be reduced to zero.

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We have to ask ourselves some very difficult,

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very difficult questions. Where do I invest my energy, my time, my focus?

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Wherever I invested myself

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How much did I give to that evil last investment that will never give a page that will never ever become zero. And actually the keys to the state of the investment in order to fluctuate, you know, for the drop of a hat.

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We learn

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whatever the Indian tsunami is.

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And he had no proof of me to help him with his defeat of saving salt at that time. When we start to fall behind with either tada there are so many verses in the Quran that says your wealth will not save you. Your children will not say to your children, for example,

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your mother

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whatever.

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A lot of people think that they would welcome that benefit with no insurance except the one who comes all over the soundbar so

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Your wife is important, and your children are important.

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But how much more? Are you invested in those things than you are here? Are those things? You're, you're doing the other things, and your family? Are they activity on the site? Are they contributing towards your end they are here or on a distraction from your end there.

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These questions are mostly,

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in one sense your families.

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The family unit is founded upon.

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They say Poland culture, they celebrate the culture of Islam with one another, they remind each other a lot. Yes, that

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everything everyone else does. But they

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and feeling you have a man

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who puts his heart and soul into his job and his career. Why? Because

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my family

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goes, No, no, I need to finish this job.

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Me.

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That's a man who give up, give up on him, he needs to give up because he believes he's putting food on the table for his family. Alternatively, somebody so invested in the family,

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not in a way that is pleasing to Allah. But I want to base to my kids, I don't keep Islam as you

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don't see that. But I have

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no problem.

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No problem.

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No problem. Another problem. The problem is exams and extracurricular activity is that school etc, etc. focusing more on that they won't make the children of a fortune because one,

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we don't

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know. They won't prevent him from illicit relationships, activities. Why? Because you know,

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so then that person is choosing the wife and children over there.

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And they don't even realize,

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and this is such an unwise thing to do. Because if you're so concerned over your family, then the last thing you would want to do with your family going to China.

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You said

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in one of my teachers say very early on in our studies, and obviously at that time having not read all these things, and none of these things. It was kind of a shock to the whole class. He said, I will try this see my children on the seat

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when they losing their faith.

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That's what most people that's a secondary concern.

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But as time went by, we understood what exactly.

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Police comes first, the sound comes first. Everything else is built on top of that. Okay. Because on that day, this person was telling us that no one is made to help him decide a law and can even help himself as he was like the saying goes, don't don't have to be the richest person in the graveyard

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with Nikola Tesla, because they on that day that there are resurrection elewana the guardianship, the power, the authority is going to be for all alone. To me. Now, though, the way it's expressed here, is you might

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not know who he is. But here it is.

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It's truly possible. Because

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the idea that we are in charge, I'm in charge, this is in charge, that's it. No, that's a normal thing that no one will feel that no one will be mistake sizing.

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We say My God, what does it mean?

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judgment. Judgment is

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so I specifically must have judgment.

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Because then

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you say you are the architect of your own

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life.

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Right. That's what we need to believe

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in the 60s and stuff like that.

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So all right, who has

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a lot is the base in terms of diversity complaints is the base in terms of a final end

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immediately after lookups so that's the second story finish.

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complements the second story

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system.

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Loss of the lightest and what

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to do give them the example of the life of this world or rather more accurately translated the world.

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It is Canada In Canada means like MMA is water, it is like water. And

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we sit down from the heavens

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and think this order mixes and causes vegetation and things to come down out of here for us raha Shimon, but then it becomes dry and broken up,

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it will just fade fades, it drops away.

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Today see, that

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means picking up to blow away.

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Right, you drive past the vineyards one season

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see the clips growing as you drive past couple of months later

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brown

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days because the former was using integration. So, this is the nature of

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Alessi this example that Julia Welcome

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to

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this civilization in the history of humans.

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That is

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release three, they will be much more powerful nations in their own context than the powerful nations we have today.

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But even

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difficult am

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Allah doesn't know the days we we make it go back and forth between between the people.

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See what's asked to understand this parable. Why?

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What was the point of this, especially often the story that we just learned? What is it like to make as a junior from this verse? infinity, don't you?

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This is why the Prophet says it could

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be

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a stranger. If not give whoever you're not living to make your agenda your home, make your home you

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understand that you're only going to be there for a short period of time, then you get Of course, your kids are going to be fighting over you in essence if you're going into a fight because if you're looking

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at somebody else is going to come

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all the way down without specifying an architecture stupid can throw them both let's

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we have known.

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says don't become too obsessed with a union. I was not saying don't have to do don't eat the house. Don't eat the garden. Just don't get too caught up. As we as always use I love the situation. As long as good as long as you have it in your hands don't get

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it doesn't belong to me. It's like a ship in the water. The water is late to the ship as long as it's outside of the ship.

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Bring it inside of the ship.

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Okay, what can

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I add? Besides traveling in general, one of the one of the most awesome experiences was standing experiments. I wouldn't be interested to see the pyramids. But then, you know, it was awkward, isn't it? Why not the oil. And it's an interaction before I go and see the outcome of those. Anyways, so Wow.

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This is amazing. It's just imaginable feat for the time in which it was both that they went through all of them because there were so convinced about powerful they were yesterday. They are plastic pages in a history book.

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And if you see no evidence of them, they torture nothing events.

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You'll be setting up fees to your house or house to the house.

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And then one bedroom. Alessi well, and children, Xena don't hire an engineer. These are the atonements the beautification, the operations of this lovely life, this worldly life. I'm saying lonely because we want to hear from the diagnosis means Allah says this is

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the highest.

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So let's just look at that parts of the expression before we move on and ask is always saying wealthy children are bad. No

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Sometimes you can actually get that impression reading all these verses that speak to about the children, you might run away with the impression.

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But

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ours is seen as

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these are the things that

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they are intended to make the world pleasurable, obviously, without reading any further,

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to the extent that you enjoy them, enjoy the book, but not sacrificing

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and not sacrificing,

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there is the worst of the system will try to start he had to call, you know, because or whatever.

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But, yet, the word myopia is a plural it means those things which remain. The last thing things a solid has the righteous, everlasting things like that. Those things are beta by road sahaabah in terms of the company's return,

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and in terms of hopes, in terms of

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interesting words, versus a laboratory laughter welcome problem. But you know what you should love more once you have high hopes in

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higher hopes, in the everlasting righteousness that you do, because that's going to give you a greater return than your wealth, it's gonna give you a great minister, children, a blessing, have greater hopes in the everlasting righteous things than you have in your wealth in your children. What are these envelopes the logistics, there are two labels of tough season I'd like to look at the one is purely literal,

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literal, those things which are even lost.

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I will get this and I think immediately

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when you make a positive contribution in the world, that continues long after you leave the world.

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Now, the first thing people think when they say this is muskie, allamuchy, we had a whole series of demonics on that I'm not gonna repeat that here now. But when we say, making a realistic act of righteousness, think bigger, and the gnomes that you see are big, because these through these type of investments that as Muslims, and our ancestors are pioneers, it is to be seen that they changed the world that made the world a better place, they became doctors, they became scientists, they became explorers, all because of this, they want to make the world a better place.

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And we've lost this person will become a doctor not only to form their own needs and their own ones, as opposed to, you know, our ancestors, we take up this electricity to do videos, I want to serve humanity for the sake of Allah and I want to make a difference. I want to take medicine to the next field to the next level, because that's going to make the world a better place. And when we add that motivation, minds degree that we see today with

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the reality. Now if

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we have multiple security, education,

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education, it wasn't before.

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The science is setting in so called Islamic universities, for sciences like maths, that was exactly

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what we were getting the pioneers in, in the field, and you don't have to take my word for it. This is an amazing, amazing discovery. But it says you always have to refer to the boss, the boss, the boss.

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And that

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is what the Prophet told us as well, he says, but valkia Sahaba they explained this means to handle it that way.

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So now we think a simple act, it just makes a huge contribution to humanity.

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What are the supplies

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that you make?

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Those, even those things, you should have more hope for those things, and more love for those things. And

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those things that you will have in your wealth in your children. Sadly, balance gets to the heart of every department

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and don't rely on them.

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imbalance, we rely too much on the material things in front of you. Just the last point with regards to what

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is

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if if anyone is thinking what can I use was a positive contribution is concerned. Don't look at what's healthy. Look at your own life. What Allah has given you as an individual

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and if I can if I may add that

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To use things like, you know, your plan, your company, you

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know,

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imagine if your contribution to make the world a better place was to teach your three to five or whatever number of deserving young people

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and give them that skill whereby they are able to provide to the family, free of charge, because that's your service. And given the opportunity to work as he was an apprentice as well, to the extent that they actually become independent, take it a step further, even even increase in purchasing the tools, etc.

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Imagine the exponential benefits to humanity thereafter, instead of just looking back and looking at the statistics, in these cases, we can all make a difference. But we have to, we have to be more productive to look at our lives and said, What is our given me that he's going to ask me about the Delta Gamma as to what it was and GCC has given me and stop thinking about nobody, you know, it's about each people and the money that they can give me the, the business that they can make, stop looking at. The big donations that people give towards these big corporations or these big organizations is all good martial arts in place of our body, each and every one of us can make a

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positive contribution. And we can make we can go out to make the world a better place. It's something that I'm feeling really passionate about. I've said it's tragic.

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To us people that, you know, we've traveled with particular color in the gym, haha, and I come to find out that they've got this amazing skill

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or position or something. And they themselves, it's clear to me that they've never considered themselves as a as an SSP some.

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Somebody can be a psychologist, for example, brilliant psychologist, and to him that's based upon just the salary, they doing a job, but they don't look at the contribution as an asset.

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Because that's not why they study. And it's not what they're really doing in the studies or in the work. But if that person just as to be spot to the right motivation, and, you know, go through a paradigm shift is to how they look at their own life, how you get their own career, how they look at home skills, maybe medical

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or non

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medical. All of a sudden, this person is not putting together a new way of looking at something that I've never even considered because I don't have the knowledge and the skill to consider it in that way. So we will have some introspection to do have the rest of the night we need to do that

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of integration.

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You have some few minutes for some questions.