Al Fatihah An In Depth Study Part 15

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The speakers discuss the importance of reliance on Islam to achieve financial goals and protect from evil behavior. They stress the need to not put one's trust in Islam subhanaw taala and not give them up. They also discuss cultural practices and regulations that can lead to shaping and consequences of a-theological revolution, including sh pattern and the potential consequences of hanging things around you. The importance of guidance dinner and finding the right people to follow is emphasized, along with the importance of guidance in achieving goals and finding the right path to achieve them.

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Sooner Rockman Rahim hamdulillah hamdulillah salat wa salam ala nabina Muhammad

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Allah. Why

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should one Mohammed Abdullah

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I'm about

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today inshallah we want to finish up our discussion of economic stain and move on to Mr. Sharma

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last time, in our discussion of economic Stein, we were basically we discussed the concept of torkel and putting one's trust and reliance in Allah subhanho wa Taala which is directly related to this concept of ear canister hain

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and then we spoke about

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the practical ramifications that these two ear canal Buddha can Stein should have in our lives.

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There's actually Of course, many that we could speak about, we spoke about a few of them last time

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and inshallah Tonight, I'll just speak about one more, or two more, and then move on inshallah. But one thing that we can see if you remember, we spoke about the fact that iraq and Abu is Elia is the goal.

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Well, yeah, can Stein is the means Rosita.

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So the goal actually, is to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you turn to Allah subhanaw taala for help to attain that goal.

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And when we're discussing token, or what are all the ramifications of here can stain.

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When you put your trust and reliance in Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And when you realize that no one obviously can harm you and no one can benefit you in reality other than Allah subhanaw taala

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when you have that belief correct in your heart, and you implement it properly, the result of it. As we said, this is the means and that's the goal. The role of an inshallah is it it will give you the strength,

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it will give you the courage, and it will give you the 42 to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala, no matter what, under any circumstances, you will worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and only Allah Subhan with that.

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So one of the reasons that people stray from worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala is when they fear losing things of this world.

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When they fear losing the things of this world, whether it's their pleasures, or whether it is their job, or their riches, their money, whatever the case might be, when they start fearing the loss of these things, this is when they start to compromise in their game. This is when they start to look for, as they would call it here loopholes in the Sharia and looking for easy footwork and things like that, that actually take them away from their goal of worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And when they do that, this is a sign that they do not have the proper token.

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They do not have the proper implementation of this.

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Because if you're seeking help only and Allah subhanho wa Taala and your goal is the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala as we spoke about last time, then you know that none of these other people can harm you, none of them can take away anything from you. And so let's find out what Allah was.

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If you're working in a place, they cannot fire you even if unless Allah subhanaw taala was at the fire. So everything actually is under the control of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if you understand the car can stain properly and implemented properly, and turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala for help because as we said, it is in reality a drop. We said this is the means if you do this properly, that will help you fulfill your goal of economic.

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If you understand this properly, and you implemented properly, it will give you the strength. It'll give you the courage it will put you above any of your desires, it will put you above any of your weaknesses. Nothing will interfere with you and the worship of Allah subhana wa Tada. So that is the goal as we said that there's a desire and you're gonna stain will be the means to it.

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I'll just mention as I said one or two other points related to this year kind of stain and the concept of putting one's trust and reliance on in Allah subhanaw taala.

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And one point I would like to mention is that when the person puts his trust in reliance only in Alaska and with that and he's seeking help only from Allah subhanho wa Taala

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then this is a person who would never put his trust

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or reliance on any kind of what they call amulets or talismans, anything that they hang on the wall, anything that they hang around their neck, anything that they put up or whatever this person is putting his reliance and Ulsan handle with dad.

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So anything

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Anything that you hang around your neck, anything that you put up to protect you from a lion, or whatever it is, this is not the list of handles that

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you're either putting your reliance in Allah subhana wa Taala, or you're putting your reliance on this thing that you have put up. And if you put your reliance in this thing that you put up, you know, or that you hang around your neck, or whatever the case might be, then actually you're committing shift, because you're not putting your reliance and unless and with that.

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So if you're putting your reliance on something that you're hanging around your neck, or whatever, or like the blue eye that they put up in many parts of the Muslim world, then actually are committed, if you believe that this will protect you.

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Now, most people who do it, of course, they'll say, Well, I'm not actually believing that this will protect me. But through this, Allah Subhana, Allah will protect me.

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So if that's their claim, then they're making a Sharia ruling. They're saying that somehow, the Sharia has made this thing, let's say something you hang around your neck, they are saying that the city has made this thing, a sub one of this, but one of the causes of protection.

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Now we know it's not one of the worldly causes, and not something that we see that you hang something around your neck, and then through physics or whatever, it's somehow protect you unless, of course, we're talking about a body armor or something.

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But we're not talking about it. So you're hiding something around your neck, you're making a claim about the Sharia, which has actually no basis initially.

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And in reality, by the way, those people who say that they are actually putting their trust in Allah subhanaw taala. And they're just wearing this thing as a means to it. If you remove that thing from them, or if you ask them to remove it, they become very agitated.

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If they're really putting their trust in Allah subhanaw taala, Allah is still there.

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Right? As we talked about last time, a little high is the one who's living he doesn't die. He's always going to be present. He knows what you're going through. If you're putting your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala

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Then why are you showing such agitation of these things are taken away from you.

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So this way of living where someone puts his trust in these kind of things, they go against what he's saying when it comes to the slot. And he says he can have Buddha Yeah, can Stein because he's not now is not seeking the help all in all, this man with that

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is now seeking help something else other than all this 100 with that, so we have the guidance from the prophet SAW Selim. on these issues in which for example, the Prophet says Solomon himself as has referred to these things as should actually the power system. For example, in the Hadith, narrated by Abdullah bin Massoud, the prophet SAW Selim said in the Rocha will come and will tell Allah shirk ropar the invocations. And what it means here are those invocations that don't have any meaning to them, or they go against the Sharia. So you just say some nonsense words are things that we don't know what the meaning of it, this is not allowed. In fact, this hadith calls it shook.

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And Tamam is anything that you hang, seeking some kind of protection from it. And until Allah This is the kind of similar kind of magic that women used to use to try to become more appealing to their husbands, or have their husbands more drawn to them or something of that nature. So the policies element decided to describe these things a shift. And we know most of us here from the Muslim world, we know how prevalent these things are in the Muslim world. And actually, the Hadith about them, as I said, are very clear. Another Hadith of the prophets, I send them said, Metallica, shaden, Wookiee la la, that if somebody had something, for example, something of this nature, then he is entrusted

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to it. In other words, he's no longer under the protection of Allah subhanaw taala is not putting this trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala. So as they say, the kind of reward you get is similar to the nature of the action. If you put your trust in Allah subhana wa Tada. Allah will protect you, he'll be your guardian. If you don't put your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala if you put it in something that you're hiding something that you were some kind of charm, or talisman or amulet or whatever the case might be,

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then your reward, or the result from Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you don't put your trust in Him, that Allah subhanaw taala is not going to be your protector is going to leave you to whatever it is that you think you're putting your trust.

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I would say that this is maybe straying away from the basic topic that we want to discuss when we're discussing

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sorbitol Fatiha but because it is something that as we all know is prevalent in the Muslim world is something that we have to be aware of and it does in reality, contradict with what we're saying when we say yuck and Buddha yaquina Stein, even if the thing that you hang is of the Quran

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Even if it's a verse of the Quran for example,

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obviously if it is not a verse of the Quran, it was something as we said.

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And unfortunately in the mosque here in the United States, sometimes we received things from different groups throughout the Muslim world. amulets and charms that were supposed to wear some of them when some of the brothers open them up, they find that the inside instead of there's not even verse of the Quran so forth, sometimes their job to so and so St.

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Sometimes they are like numerical formulas, sometimes they are geometric patterns. So all these obviously are shift there's no question that these are sure even if it is a verse of the Quran that you hang for example and you think that this is protects you once again, as I said, this is something for which there's no basis in this area the province has said and never did it. The policies have never guided anyone to do it. And the Sahaba never did it. Or it has not been authentically narrated that any of them did it so even hanging something around you even if it's made up of the Quran should be avoided. Scholars usually say this Harambee for short of calling it

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short, because because the basis for it is that it is the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So they're saying at least at this order, but listen, I know that, but the problem is that this kind of thing, obviously can lead to

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this kind of thing can lead to openshift.

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It might be the Purim. But in reality, you start putting your trust in that physical piece of material, whatever it is. And so therefore it can lead to shoot. And this Sharia when you study this Sharia and you see how this Sharia deals with schuck you'll see that anything that even leads to shorter to the Sharia has prohibited.

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I won't go into details on that matter. But just to take one example, the professor said him in the Hadith, he described either halophila hadoken fala Paul Masha Allah worshiped, lacking Leopold, Mashallah to mush it.

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In this Hadith, the professor said missing that if any of you makes an oath, he should not say whatever Allah wills and what I will, Mashallah wish it, whatever Allah wills, and whatever I will, but he should say, whatever Allah wills, and then what I will.

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So you don't make yourself equal to Allah subhanho wa Taala, even in these words,

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and this is again, one of the many means by which anything that leads to shirk has been clearly prohibited in the Sharia. So even hanging amulet or something which is made up of verses in the Quran, this is also not sanctioned, and the Sharia

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also the idea of bad omens, you know, when you see like in the United States, if you see a black cat, cross your path or something, or walking under ladders, and all these kind of things. These are also the kind of things that the professor said him had told us about, and he to see these kind of things and then to act upon them. And this is something not allowed in the Sharia, because you are believing that these things have some effect. While in reality, there's no proof that they have any effect.

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Again, last time, we talked about the above the causes the worldly cause in effect. Now, if you drive your car into a wall, you might get injured, we see that we experience that. And we can show why that might be the case. But these other things are simply things that have no basis for them. And even the strange thing, even in this civilization,

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you know, where science is so prevalent and knowledge is supposed to be so prevalent, they still go back to these old superstitions, and it shows us how, how difficult it is to remove sugar from the people once it is embedded in the people. Even they start. You know many Westerners, Europe and America, they forget about God, but they still believe in these superstitions to protect them. Things like knock on wood, you've probably all heard of knock on wood. That's supposed to protect you from a rabbit's foot and horseshoes and all

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crossing or crossing the fingers at least it's somehow related to their religion somehow supposed to represent the cross.

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Another example of this nature by the way, which is also related to the same kind of thing is and it's becoming a common practice that for those of you familiar with the what they call the New Age movement, the New Age movement have brought back a lot of these things, especially here in Boulder. There's quite a few. So if you go to certain stores in Boulder, like Whole Foods Market or something, I've actually witnessed this before someone buy something they bring out a crystal and they put the crystal over to see is a good thing should I buy it or not?

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Another common practice is the province of cinemas warned us about is something else that is coming back to work. For example, you were an iron copper brace, or your magnets or something for which there's no scientific proof that this has any benefit whatsoever. And you were thinking that it will protect you. We actually have a Hadith of the Prophet

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Cinema, which is the process of them saw someone wearing a brass like a bracelet around his arm. And the prophet SAW Selim asked him, What is that? And he said, How did he mean and why? He's saying that this is going to protect him from almost like arthritis, how they described this line as a kind of disease. So this is supposed to protect them from this. And the professor Selim told them to remove it lead to Z to K 11. And it only makes you weak, it actually makes you weaker in your belief, because you are putting your trust in someone other than Allah subhanho, Donna. So all of those things, as I said, a little bit straying from what I would call the main topic.

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But all of those things we find among the Muslims, and we even find them here in this society among the anonymously. So as I said, last time, we discussed a number of ramifications of ear canal Buddha, yeah, can sustain it. And we were concentrating more on Iraq in the state and local.

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Obviously, there's many more ramifications that are like practical signs that you yourself can see, you can look yourself and see Am I meeting really the qualifications of what I'm saying when I say yeah, can Abdullah yeah can stain. For example, if I'm hanging amulets,

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if I'm fearing someone other than Allah subhanho wa Taala. So therefore I do something hot arms over, this will be a sign that you don't understand what you're saying. Or if you understand it, you're unfortunately not applying it which might be even, might be even worse.

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So we have to understand it properly, we make this to our we turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala, at least 17 times a day, we say this.

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And as we spoke about before, if you tell someone something 17 times a day, you'd better mean it, if you don't mean it, then basically it means that you are saying something that is meaningless, even to yourself, and you can just imagine what the other person would think of you in that case, with respect to ear canal, boo.

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And what are some of the signs that we are really making the better we'll listen and with that, and we are truly from the servants of Allah subhana wa tada

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I will not go into this in too much detail, I will just give one example of one set of verses from the Quran.

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And I will leave these verses of the Quran I will tell you what verses they are, I will not explain them in detail, but I will leave them for you to study them on your own. And to see where it is you stand with respect to these verses of the Quran and these descriptions that Allah subhanaw taala has given us in the Quran. And it's very important that every individual takes the initiative to try to understand and implement what it is that he has learned.

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And you cannot just take like, sit down and take notes and not then go afterwards and ponder over the meaning of it, and how is it to be applied, and how is it applied in your life, this is extremely important.

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And it just taking down notes and just being able to rattle off, for example, you know, the three pillars of this and his five pillars of that and without taking the time to look at your own life

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and study your life to see whether or not you're really fulfilling it, then you've missed the point of the knowledge.

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And the role of the chef or the role of the teacher should not be actually just you listen to him, whatever he says you take down. And then your mind doesn't go beyond that.

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At some groups, some people are like that, they don't want their students to have any kind of independent thinking at all.

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And they just take whatever the chef gives them or whatever the case might be.

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But the problem with that is that then you're really not learning and you're not getting guidance,

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such that if you face a new issue, you won't know what to do because it's not within the box are the framework of what you've learned and you don't know how to take what you've learned and go beyond that.

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We find, for example, the Sahaba when the prophet SAW Selim died, when the prophet SAW Selim died, their understanding of the deen and their learning of the deal did not come to an end.

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Because they got the basis from him and they understood how to apply that basis. So when new situations arose, they took that knowledge from the provinces element and applied it to new situations. And this is what we have to do with all knowledge. We have to take it and apply it to our own situation and apply it to any situation that might might come up.

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So we can find the passage in the Quran in which Allah subhanho wa Taala describes those people who are the true servants of Rama, the true servants of Obama.

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And this isn't sort of for Kahn versus 63 to 76

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certain for paan versus 63 to 76

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It is as I said, you could look at it almost like a litmus test to see if whether or not you're really fulfilling this aspect of economics.

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Because if you're fulfilling this aspect of the economic model properly, that means you will have the characteristics of the man of the servants of Allah subhanaw taala.

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So in these verses from 63 to 76, there's a number of characteristics that Allah subhanho wa Taala describes as being the characteristics of the servants of man. I will just read some of them to as I said, I will not go into depth but I would recommend that all of us think about these verses go to any good tafsir and try to understand them in more depth and to see inshallah whether or not we are really applying these in our life, which will be a sign of whether or not we are really applying Yacon Abu and Allah.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala and these verses is whatever the Romani Levine m shun Allah, Allah, the hohner why the horrible horrible j noona colusa lamb.

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Well, Edina Gabby tune in Iraq became soo Dong Wakayama.

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So in those first couple of verses Allah subhanho wa Taala is describing the his true servants and the slaves of man are those who walk on the earth and humility.

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And when the foolish address them with bad words, they reply back with mild words of gentleness. And those who spend the night before their Lord prostrate and standing. Well then Allah subhanho wa Taala later on continues the description will lead in either anthropo lamb use lamb userinfo lamb yoke through what kind of been a vertical column,

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one arena yet later on in my life 11

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what to do when and necessity harmala illa will help what is known.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala then describes him as those who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor niggardly. But hold the medium weigh between those extremes and those who invoke none along with a lot, nor do they kill any life that Allah has forbidden except for just cause nor commit illegal sexual intercourse. And then Allah subhanaw taala later continues, will lead in LA Sedona Xu Wei de Muro beloved Maru kurama while I renamed the Dooku, big rob the him, let me clear Ronnie has no omean

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Allah subhanho wa Taala in these verses continues by saying and those who do not witness falsehood,

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and if they pass by some evil play or evil talk, they passed by with dignity

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way the model below and in low, as it was translated here as evil play or evil talk action is beyond that is even more or less even useless kind of thing.

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Though ever drama, they don't get into and waste of time with useless kind of talk and useless kind of activity. And those who when they are reminded of the signs of a lot, when they're reminded of the signs of their Lord, they are not deaf and blind to it. And in other words, when ever the signs of Allah subhanaw taala, recited to them, whenever they hear the Quran whenever they hear, even the Hadith, the promises and the guidance from Allah subhanaw taala. They are not deaf or blind to another words, they listen to what it says they tried to see what it means. And obviously, the one who is not deaf and blind will also try to implement those in their lives. There's more to those

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verses, obviously, I just picked some of those verses. Those are some of the characteristics of the true servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala, those who are really fulfilling ear canal boo.

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And this is a set of verses that Allah subhanaw taala has given us so clearly in the Quran, for us to turn to and kind of look at it and say, if I'm sincere about the economic model, then I should be meeting the qualities that are defined here. If I'm not meeting the qualities that are defined here and these verses, then probably there's something not quite correct in my bed. There's something not quite correct in the way I'm approaching it. And obviously when you read these verses, I said try to go to some books here. So you make sure you understand these verses correctly. Again, you don't want one concept while the Quran is saying something else.

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So inshallah now we'll move on to the next verse in Serato. Stopping

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guide us to the street but

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we'll concentrate today inshallah, on the concept of guidance dinner.

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I have no claim actually has a number of passages

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in which he highlights the importance of both Toku putting one's trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala

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And having the guidance from Allah subhanaw taala.

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For example, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells the provinces Adam for total Allah Allah in Nagaland will be

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Allah subhanho wa Taala tells the provinces cillum to put your trust in Allah For verily you are on a clear truth.

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So even if I am said that in this verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling the province of Salem that he is on the truth. And with respect to his Deen, he is following the truth with respect to his statements and his actions, his beliefs and his intentions. And so what's left to do? What's the next important step

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that will continue this for him? He puts his trust in a lesson and with that, so to know the truth and to be on the truth and to put once trust and

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to know the truth and to recognize the truth What is the truth This is what we call headers or guides. So there are two keys here one is the torkel putting one's trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala which is from a yaquina stain and then asking for the guidance from Allah subhana wa Tada.

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So when we say for example, ear can stain and new alone do we seek help? The next thing that we asked was in a Serato stamping

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we said that help is gentle does help to make us have the ability of Allah subhana wa Taala.

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But a main component and a main key to have that a better wireless bandwidth Allah is to have guidance is to have the guidance.

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Because you have to know what to do then

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you have to know what actions to follow what steps to take.

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So we talked about people who have some aspect of the economic model and some aspect of we're gonna stain

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the happiest people happiness from Islamic point of view, Sharia point of view, happiest and they will have the real contentment in this life in the real pleasures in the hereafter are the people of a better Astana and hedaya

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people have embedded Astana and hedaya these three go together.

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Because again, a better the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That is the goal.

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And you're going to get it by this means of turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala and seeking us out.

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You're seeking His help to put you on that path, which is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala

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which is the path of Ubud. So you're asking Allah subhanho wa Taala, and you're turning all the tools metadata, right? When you say I can assign by definition, this means you're turning all the tools in hand with data, to get the guidance to know what is the path that is pleasing to all this metadata. And in fact, this point should be something clear in everybody's mind. And that is that the only one who knows the proper way to make a better wellness man with data, the only one who knows what is the path that is pleasing to all this man with data is Allah.

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That's pretty obvious that should be pretty obvious.

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But Allah subhana wa tada has revealed to put on as revealed books has sent messengers, and these books and messengers have certain teachings in them.

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So someone recognizes this fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the only one who knows how it should be worshipped. Why is it the sometimes you'll find something in the Quran and Sunnah? And then people will turn away from it and say, No, no, this is a better way to do it. This is a better life. This is a better way of a buddy, even a better

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you go look around sooner you find this and how to pray this is out of us. This is how to make Vicar even in these things, you'll find people saying no, this is a better way. Yes, you can do those things. But on top of it, you also have this and this and this

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and we turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala when we say yaquina Stein, we're seeking only a less help, dentists rotoscoping we want to listen with data to help us show us the way of guidance. Because we know that Allah subhana wa tada is the only one who knows how to worship Him in a way that is pleasing to Him.

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And when we discuss obviously the rest of the sort of that will be very clear. So anytime someone turns away from the guidance of Allah subhanaw taala or takes any other form of guidance or any other source of guidance, to be superior or equal to all those guidance, then obviously is going against what he's saying sort of.

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There's a complete disconnection between what he's saying and sort of about that and what he's actually doing in his life.

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Well, we already spoke about the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala is a Rahman Rahim, Allah subhanho wa Taala is a horrible admin.

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And he has the rubia for all of the creation and in His mercy and His mercy to mankind, and as part of his robe obeah as we talked, I think we mentioned this point before, that Allah subhanho wa Taala did not just give the creatures what they need to live physically, give them water, give them food, give them all these things, but he also gave them what they need to live spiritually.

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And in fact, in every aspect of life, he gave them guidance to the way of life that is best in both this Jr. and to hear

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the Sharia law of Allah subhanho wa Taala is not just about the hereafter.

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The real Muslims, the real benefits, the real benefits that can accrue in this world also are through the Sharia, that is part of this world that the last minute Allah has given us to guide us in this life.

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So listen, I know what God has given us guidance and his mercy Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us guidance that will benefit us in this world.

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And obviously, they will benefit us in the hereafter.

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But Allah subhana wa tada has given this guidance, yet at the same time Allah subhanho wa Taala has given

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the human beings in particular, Allah subhanho wa Taala has given the human beings the choice

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of whether or not they want to follow His guidance or not.

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People always talk about freedom. You know, freedom is a big political issue nowadays. So Allah subhanho wa Taala actually gave human beings freedom. They want to follow His guidance or not. Allah subhana wa tada has given them the opportunity in this life either to accept the guidance, or to reject the gaze. And in reality, this freedom, they'll find out that this is the last thing that they would have wanted. On the day of judgment, this freedom would have been the last thing that they would have wanted.

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And the Day of Judgment, they would wish that Allah subhanaw taala didn't give them any choice except to follow the straight path. But instead Allah subhanho wa Taala has given mankind freedom. Well, listen, I know what Allah has told us, told all of mankind, they may get in the community Huda for men to be who they are for the whole family, one of whom has known while the Dena cafaro, cancer will be a Latina, would not be a holiday. Allah subhanho wa Taala talking to all of mankind that when guidance comes to you from me, then whoever follows my guidance, then no fear will come upon him, nor shall he grieved. But those people who disbelieve and deny my science, those are the

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companions of the Hellfire, and they shall reside in there forever.

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So this is part of Allah subhanho wa Taala His mercy for all of the creation that he has sent guidance, and it is also part of Allah's help. When we say yaquina Stein, it is also part of Allah's help that He has given us guidance, that he has sent the books and sent the messengers, this is part of what was help for us.

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So when we say you're going to stay in one of the implications of that, when we say we're turning all he told us and and what data for help? Well, let's move on with that has given us something that will help us directly. He's given us the revelation, he has sent the prophets. So if we say yeah, can you stay in and then we don't have any interest in turning to what Allah subhana wa tada the help that Allah has given us. Because help can come in many different forms.

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And help can come in many different forms could give us physical ability, but also is given us the guidance.

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So the first thing really, that should be on our mind when we say he can sustain we want your help to know how to worship you properly. The first thing in our mind really should be

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the thing that we want most help is to know what is the Quran, what is the pseudonym, what is this guidance? What is this path that we have to follow?

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So this is part of his help, and this is part of His mercy for all mankind. And there are many people who don't take advantage of it.

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I can use the safe in that way. There are many people, for example, who believe in God and if you talk to them, they'll say that they believe in God.

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And it seems that they are very sincere about their belief in God. You know, because God in general, something not that easy to deny, obviously.

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But now comes the question if they believe in God, and we know what God means we talked about that before. How did they worship

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On, how do they establish their relationship with God? How do they worship God?

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Many of them, unfortunately, they don't seek the ways by which Allah has shown that they should worship.

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They say, you know, I worship God, I tried to do what is good, what is beneficial. You know, I try to be nice to people.

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And this is part of the worship of God.

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The problem with this is that Allah subhanho wa Taala has sent help, has sent guidance.

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And so therefore, if you say you believe in God, and you're not even willing to look to see, did he send guidance? What is that guidance? Is there anything that could look like it is really the guidance from Allah,

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then you are once again failing in your relationship with Allison and with that,

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because if Alyssa ran with that, and His mercy and part of this help to you sent you guidance, then it's your obligation then to turn to that guidance

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and to benefit from that guidance.

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Because again, you're saying you're gonna stay in Allah subhanho wa Taala is laying it out for you. This is part of my health food. I'm sending a messenger after messenger and revealing book after book.

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So if you're sincere saying I want your help, this is your help. It's right in front of you.

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When you think also about what Allah subhanho wa Taala has given human beings in the natural abilities, there are different sources of knowledge that Allah subhana wa tada has given us.

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But any way you look at it, you always find that the final link, so to speak, of what we really need for our lives in this world,

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is missing unless returned to us.

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And unless we turn to this guidance from

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Allah Subhana what God has given all of the creatures, humans and nonhumans, Allah has given natural instincts.

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Let's handle with Allah first is put on for example, the bees, Allah subhanho wa Taala inspired them, Allah gives all creation natural instincts. For example, within human beings, the idea of staying away from something harmful, and trying to seek what is beneficial, this is something natural, within human beings, many of the Muslim scholars have spoken about that. Allah subhanho wa Taala has also given us sensory perceptions, and the ability to use our senses to develop more knowledge, we touch a fire burns, usually, you know, once or twice, three times, maybe start picking out we're not going to touch the fire anymore. And even beyond that, although somewhat data and now

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especially with respect to human beings, obviously, Allah subhanho wa Taala has given them the bounty of reasoning

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which goes beyond the natural instincts goes beyond the senses. Allah subhanho wa Taala has also given us reasoning where we can contemplate and construct concepts and ideas that are even beyond the mere things that we are experiencing. So we can take for example, what we experience and figure out something new. And from that we get invention, something new that something in old car, how many years ago there wasn't a car, right? Somebody put together the senses, the things that they see physically put them together and figured out that we can make this thing move.

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But beyond that, there's a certain level as a certain kind of limit to the knowledge of human beings as a certain kind of limits. And obviously when it comes to, as I said, when it comes to Allah, when it comes to how to worship Allah subhanaw taala even when it comes to the names and attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala, who is Allah subhana wa tada

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when it comes to these things, human beings then are very limited, very limited. And so therefore there's only one place they can turn to.

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When it comes to all of these things, there's only one place they can turn to. And that's also kind of with that.

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And so when we make this drought, we are admitting this fact

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that we need the guidance from Allah Subhana with that, and if we don't get the guidance from Allah subhanaw taala we know that we will not be guided whatsoever.

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So this drive this part right here should be something that a Muslim should really feel sincerely in his heart,

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that he knows that he has to we talked about putting one's trust and reliance in Allah subhanaw taala Well, he knows completely that he has to rely on all this man with that.

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You know, where we talked about worldly things, maybe someone can help you in a worldly thing and you at least looks like that the person helped you. But when it comes to guidance and knowing, you know completely that this is something that you have to turn completely to Allah subhanaw taala and of Allah subhana wa tada doesn't give it to you

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Then there's no source. There's no one no being that can give it to in any way

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that is discussed. Now, what is the meaning of guidance there?

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What do we mean by that? And in particular, what do we mean by here and this verse has been a sort of optimal stopping.

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Definition of hedaya or guidance. It is one definition given a common definition given in the Arabic dilemma to be Lutheran, Allah, you CEO, Elon Musk sooth,

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de la la Yanni, it means to show the way and a kind way, in a gentle way, show the way to what will reach the person to his destination.

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So in other words, you have a goal.

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You have a goal, you have something that you're trying to reach.

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And you want to be shown and indicated and guided to how are you going to reach that goal.

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So as we said, our goal is clear. Our goal is the worship of Allah Subhana. With that,

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so we are looking for, to be shown, maybe more than shown, that's what we'll talk about to be shown what is the way that will get us to that goal of being a true outdoorsman. With that that is our goal. So here we're asking Allah subhanho wa Taala. To help us to achieve that goal by showing us the way that we need to fall. We looked at the Quran we see that there are two types actually the AMA have divided into many categories. But there's two general types of guidance in the Quran.

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Two things that fall under the description of hedaya are guidance. And a clear example with respect to the power system shows us these two different kinds of games.

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In one verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says about the province of Salem, why Nikola Tesla de la serata must have been so talking about the province of

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says when Nikola Tesla de la serata must have been that you guide your path which is straight,

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talking about the process of you guide. So the prophet SAW Selim is guiding to pass the district.

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Well, Allah subhanho wa Taala also says in a couple other places Alyssa Hannah with dialysis in Nicoletta demon, but like in the lion, yeah, the Malaysia or animal Mati

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Allah subhanho wa Taala also says, this Alico Buddha who were lacking Allah.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala and the first verse that I read, talking to the province of Salem, it says that you guide to a path which is straight. And the other two verses Allah subhana wa tada and one of them says, that you cannot guide the one whom you love. But Allah guides whom He wills and he is more knowledgeable of one who is good.

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Well, let's move on without also tell you the process. Adam said their guidance is not upon you lay Sonico down.

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Obviously, the province SLM had the obligation of making Tao and conveying the message, but here are listening with dialysis lay salako Huda home like in Alaia dementia, it is not on your shoulders is not upon you to guide

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but Allah Subhana Allah, Allah guides whom He wills.

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So what we have here is two different concepts being shown in the Quran.

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And they are very important for us to understand both of them when we make this dry at dinner slot the game. And to understand which one of these

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do we mean when we say I had done a Serato stopping?

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So on the one case, if for example, if he asked me, How can I get to Denver? How can I get from here to Denver walking, just to make the example. So I'll take you over here to 36

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I'll tell you look, just stay on this highway

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until you reach Denver just don't go on the highway don't turn to superior, lovely as it is.

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Just stay on the highway until you reach them. Okay. So did I guide him?

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I gave him guidance. I showed him how the way to go, okay. Now, there's something more though that is needed for him to take my guides, right. He has to have something in his heart, some kind of drive some kind of incentive,

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or some kind of willingness or some kind of love to want to fulfill that guidance.

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Kind of desire that, yes, this is what I want. I want to get to them. I want that. So therefore, because that's what I want. I'm going to follow this game.

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So one kind of guidance. You could call it knowledge showing the path

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For example, if you take the case of smoking

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here in the United States, most people will recognize the fact that smoking is harmful, right?

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Even those people who smoke, many of them, maybe not all of them, but many of them will recognize the fact that smoking is harmful.

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The question is, can they quit? As the old joke is quitting smoking is easy. I've done it many times.

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So the question now is they have the knowledge, they're not denying the fact that this is something harmful,

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but what can give them the will, what can give them the strength

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and what can give them the drive to give up this thing, which is harmful.

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This also is called guidance, this is also called a die. So also called to fail.

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So one thing is guiding and showing this is the way you should go. This is how you should pray. This is what you should believe in.

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This is a form of guidance.

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Showing the path This is when Allah subhanho wa Taala says about the prophets I said, When Nikola Tesla de la serata was knocking that you got to pat the district. This is the form of guidance that Allah subhanho wa Taala is talking about.

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Is that an important form?

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It's important

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okay. But what about the other form of gains.

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The other form of guidance is when Allah subhana wa tada

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helps you and gives you the will, and the desire to implement the knowledge that you have.

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And this kind of guidance, this kind of had this kind of guidance can only come from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So especially if you want this kind of guidance, the only one you can turn to those of us who have not done

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so when Allah subhanho wa Taala tells the provinces and Elisa Anika who their home, their guidance is not upon you what the last man was dad has meaning is that look, you convey the information to them. You give them the information, but whether or not they're going to follow it and accept it. This is not in your hands. This is not in any human beings hands. This is not in the private sense. He cannot guide the one whom he loves. Right, the other verse, this is only with a lesson handler to have. And so when someone receives that

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second form of guidance, this trophy from Allah subhanaw taala he should realize

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what kind of a special blessing that he has received from Allah.

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If Allah subhanho wa Taala puts that love

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of the man in your heart you should realize what kind of special blessing Allah subhanaw taala is good

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because Allah subhana wa tada has given the gentle guidance

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to all of mankind.

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The first guy showing what is the straight path? This is something that as Allah subhanho wa Taala is a noble I mean, as a Rahman as being just this guidance of showing what is truth and what is false it. Allah subhana wa Taala has given that to all peoples,

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all peoples but it's up to them whether they want to accept it or not. Allah subhanho wa Taala for example tells us in the Quran, in Medina who Sevilla in LA Shakira, we're in Mecca for

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that we have shown the path right in the heidenau. Sabina here, he did not guide them to the pattern, the sense of putting them on the bat, but he has shown he's shown the path to all of mankind, and mankind has a choice in my Shakira Wayne metaphora.

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Well, let's run with that. As we said, this is part of Allah's mercy that he's given us this guidance.

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So Allah subhana wa tada is saying we have shown the path and people are of two kinds, either shachar grateful and thankful to all this man with that.

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So Allah has shown the path and there are some people who see that Allah is showing that path and they are grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala they are thankful to Allah subhana wa tada and they accept that bounty from Allah subhanaw taala by implementing by following that path in Morocco, that's the one who is grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala he sees that this is a blessing from Allah subhanaw taala. So therefore he pulls

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in my jacket or a metaphor,

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or he is ungrateful he rejects Allah subhanho wa Taala is giving you a great bounty. Allah subhana wa tada is showing you the right path that you should follow for your extreme and pure happiness in both this life in the air.

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How are you going to respond to

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are you going to reject it? Or are you just going to say I'm not interested in what

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God has revealed how many among mankind now they said, even if God revealed something, it's not that important. We can handle it on our own and what a great job they

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might have. And in fact, if you look at this verse in the heyday, no Seville in Morocco and Morocco Bora, Allah subhana wa tada in the first part, uses a word, the active participle, which is not intensive. And then in the second part, uses the active participle which is intensive. In my Shaquan way makarora, there's difference between shachar and co for one is intensive, the other one is not.

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Because with all of the bounties that are less than hand what God has given you so basically, almost translated is, we have shown the way and there are some who are grateful, and some who are very ungrateful,

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very ungrateful, extremely angry.

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Why these two terms, think about what Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us here, this help that he's given us, he's showing us the path.

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We'll describe more about the path later, but he's showing us the path. This is a great bounty from Allah subhana wa Tada.

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Is there any way that you could actually demonstrate or manifest a kind of thanks to Allah subhanho wa Taala. For this bounty, that is in any way, reciprocal to the bounty that is given any way relative to the abundance given you?

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understand my question, he's giving you a big bounty. And the most you can give him really in all your ability, because you cannot benefit all this data. And also with all our weaknesses,

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even when we tried to be servants of Allah subhanaw taala we all know our weaknesses.

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So even our thanks and our appreciation to Allah subhanho wa Taala is actually very small compared to what it should be.

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So listen to what Allah calls us check.

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But when someone rejects it,

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when someone rejects this great bounty from Allah subhanho wa Taala he is not rejecting a small thing

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does unbelievable First of all, that's even reject.

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But for him to reject it, he's not just ungrateful, but he is extremely ungrateful to reject it. So Allah subhana wa tada says English, they don't want in Mecca for

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the non intensive for shachar and intensive for the forum. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has given this guidance to all of mankind. And again, it's a question of accepting of this guidance is following this guidance and to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala. To make you want this guidance.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala is for example says about the mood, one not the mood for her day now honey, for starhub Lama Allah Buddha,

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as for the mood, we guided them,

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we guided them but they preferred blindness to guidance. We got to the meaning we showed them how they should behave, we show them what they should do, but they prefer to ignore that guidance and to remain blind.

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So this is one and the other. The other end that we should be seeking from Allah subhanho wa Taala is that in which Allah subhanho wa Taala describes for those people who are the rightly guided Allah subhanho wa Taala says, well that can Allah have been a commonly man was a you know who people become? a cuckoo so policia la como Rasul? Allah subhana wa tada talking about those who rightly guided Allah subhanho wa Taala said that Allah has made Eman beloved to you, and as beautified it in your hearts and as made go for disbelief and for soak evil and disobedience to Allah subhanaw taala distasteful to you. Like those people who have that they are the ones who are rightly going

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for Allah subhanho wa Taala as we said has given all of mankind enough guidance. Enough messengers were sent enough prophets were sent that are less than handle with data will then establish the proof against they will come to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and Allah subhana wa Taala basically, to paraphrase it to put another way, let's run with Allah will refer to all of the help that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given them

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all of the things that can help them follow the way that is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala and when they reject it, they will have no argument

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because although I will say I sent messengers I sent books, the path was clear. When we talk about the path also it is not the difficult path. The path is clear but you have rejected

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So what will be the argument on that? as well? Let's find what Tao describes as messengers Rasulullah maga Shireen Omen de la colina de la la junta tuberosum. We can allies these in hakima, that Allah subhanho wa Taala sent the messengers, as bearers of glad tidings and Warner's so that mankind could not have any proof against Allah subhanaw taala any argument with Allah subhana wa tada after the sending of the messengers, and Allah is all powerful and all wise. So the guidance is there, that form of guidance is there out there for everyone, and next time inshallah we'll speak more about the second guidance, and then we'll talk about what is meant. When we say a dental

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